Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Performance, Bachelor of Music


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Available Emphasis Areas:

This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian.

This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Performance, Bachelor of Music


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance?

Can you see yourself on a stage receiving a standing ovation for your musical talent?  It’s with good reason that music is called the universal language. For most of us, it’s a never-ending inspiration—the soundtrack of our lives. If you’re inspired to compose a life in music, then one of our programs could be the perfect prelude.

We provide a thriving environment for performance, study, creation, and work to help you develop into a well-rounded musician and equip you to become an accomplished performer. You will receive intensive private instruction with faculty musicians, plenty of performance experience, and strong academic preparation for traveling your musical path. The defining activity of your time in the School of Music will be performance. Through performance experience, you’ll develop poise and confidence and learn problem-solving skills transferable to other disciplines.

Note: Note: If you want to major in Performance, you must apply and be accepted to the School of Music’s program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Education
  • Collegiate band
  • Horn ensemble
  • Jazz band

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Choir director
  • Conductor
  • Music therapist
  • University professor

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Performance, Bachelor of Music


University Requirements

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Performance, Bachelor of Music


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120 - 129
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Foreign Language Optional
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Student Learning Outcomes

Students receiving an undergraduate degree in music will demonstrate:                                                                                                                                                       

  1. Continuing Musical Growth and Independence in the following ways:
  1. Application of Musicianship Skills in performance, teaching and/or critical analysis of music including:
  1. Analysis of and the ability to apply understanding to enhance students’ performance, teaching, and/or critical analysis of Tonal and Post-Tonal Musical Works and Topics through discussion of the following elements of music:
  1. Knowledge of the Historical and Cultural Contexts of Western and non-Western Music including:
  1. Knowledge and Application of Research Materials, Critical Thinking Skills, and Writing Skills
  1. Synthesis of Learning Experiences
  1. Advanced performing ability on the principal instrument or voice and the ability to prepare performances independently.
  1. Ability to apply performance skills in a variety of solo and ensemble settings.
  1. Knowledge of solo, chamber, and large-ensemble literature.
  1. Executable knowledge of the fundamentals of pedagogy for the principal instrument or voice.

 

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Performance, Bachelor of Music


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Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Performance, Bachelor of Music


Campus Availability

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