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BM in Music Performance: String Emphasis
(77 hours)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this emphasis.

The bachelor of music degree in performance prepares the students for professional work as a performer, a studio teacher, or a combination of both. Some will pursue advanced work on the graduate level to prepare for a performance career or college teaching.

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  1. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  2. Complete the following lower-division music core courses:
  3. Complete eight hours of the following:
      MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
      NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Organ.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Voice.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Horn.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Piano.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Violin.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Viola.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Cello.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Harp.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Flute.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Strings.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.
      Course Outcomes



  4. Complete 12 hours of the following:
      MUSIC 460R : Performance Instruction. (1.5-3:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 460R : Performance Instruction. (1.5-3:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Major in performance; jury approval.
      DESCRIPTION: Advanced private instruction and studio class.
      NOTE: From three to five hours of daily practice. Fee.

      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Voice.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Horn.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Organ.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Piano.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Violin.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Viola.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Cello.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Harp.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Flute.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Strings.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Conducting.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
      Course Outcomes
                 
      : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
      Course Outcomes



  5. Complete one hour of Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles (see General Information) each semester for eight semesters. Guitarists complete four hours of Guitar Ensemble (Music 343R) and four semesters of Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles.
  6. Complete the following upper-division music core courses:
  7. Complete one course from the following:
  8. Complete one course from the following depending on instrument:
  9. Complete the following:
      MUSIC 406 : String Literature. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 406 : String Literature. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Odd Yrs.
      PREREQUISITE: C- or higher in Music 306; acceptance into 360R or 460R, or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Survey of literature, including research in field of concentration.

      Course Outcomes


      MUSIC 467 : String Teaching Practicum. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 467 : String Teaching Practicum. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Completion of required pedagogy class (Music 369A-E).
      DESCRIPTION: Applying pedagogical principles to teaching.

      Course Outcomes
                
      : String Teaching Practicum: Violin.
      Course Outcomes
                
      : String Teaching Practicum: Viola.
      Course Outcomes
                
      : String Teaching Practicum: Cello.
      Course Outcomes
                
      : String Teaching Practicum: Bass.
      Course Outcomes
                
      : String Teaching Practicum: Harp.
      Course Outcomes
                
      : String Teaching Practicum: Guitar.
      Course Outcomes



  10. Complete one course from the following:
  11. Complete four hours from the following:
  12. Complete two hours from the following (guitarists should complete two hours of music electives):
  13. With performance instructor's advisement and consent, present a juried recital (Music 249 or 349) during the sophomore or junior year. A juried senior recital (Music 449) is also required.

    Recital: Enroll in 249 or 349 (0.0 credit hours) or 449 (1.0 credit hour) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center Scheduling Office (D-359, south lobby of Pardoe Theatre) for further information.


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