Bachelor of Music in Performance

The Bachelor of Music in performance prepares you to be a professional performing musician by meeting the twenty-first century need for more flexibility in your musical skills and knowledge. Students pursuing this degree must be strong musicians, versatile, and able to sing multiple styles and play different instruments. Rather than concentrations in a single instrument, the 4-year degree offers concentrations in instrumental studies, keyboard studies, and vocal studies. (Coming in Fall 2022)

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Musicianship Skills and Analysis (43 credit hours)

Concentration in Instrumental Studies – 39 hours Minimum applied hours on principal instrument 20
Minimum applied hours on complimentary instrument(s)   4
Music Electives chosen in consultation with advisor

Applied Lessons
Ensembles (String, Flue, Wind, Etc.)
*Minimum 9 total credits of Sinfonietta, Chamber ensembles, and electives required

Concentration in Piano/Keyboard Studies – 39 Hours Minimum of applied piano study10
Minimum of applied organ study  – 2
Minimum additional applied study in appropriate track10
Minimum applied hours on secondary instrument(s) (including voice)  – 2
Octavia (a minimum of six semesters for students in the piano track) – (6 sem – cr or audit) 0-6 cr*
Other ensembles (choral or instrumental) – (4 sem – cr or audit) 0-4 cr*
Music Electives chosen in consultation with advisor – 0-10 hours*
Ensembles, including MUE 139 Handbell Choir
Applied lessons
*Minimum 10 total credits of Octavia, other ensembles, and electives required

Concentration in Vocal Studies – 29 HOURS

Minimum of applied hours in voice – 20

Minimum applied hours on keyboard instrument(s) (may include organ, electric keyboarding, harpsichord) 2

Meredith Choral Ensemble (8 sem – cr or audit) 0-8 cr*

MUS 455 Opera Workshop or MUE 335 Encore!** (1 sem – cr or audit) 0-2 cr*

Music Electives chosen in consultation with advisor – 0-9 hours*

Applied lessons


*Minimum 9 total credits Choral Ensemble, Opera Workshop, Encore!, or electives required.

Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.

Contact Information
Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas
Head, Music Department
104 Wainwright
(919) 760-8536
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