B.M. Performance : Curriculum

B.M. in Classical Studies and Performance Curriculum

Major Requirements

Music Major Core Requirements

Course Credits
Music Theory I - IV
Ear Training I - VI
Music History and Literature I and II
Music Technology I
12
6
6
3

Performance Courses

Course Credits
Applied Lessons
Sophomore Recital Performance
Junior Recital Performance I and II
Junior Recital (Evening)
Senior Recital Performance I
Senior Recital (evening)
Performance Proficiency Exam

32
0
0
0
0
0
0

Functional Class Piano

Course Credits
Functional Class Piano (or minor) 4

Ensembles

Course Credits
Chamber Ensembles
Large Ensembles
Recital Hour
2
8
0

In addition to taking courses required of all Classical Performance majors, specific applied areas have additional requirements:

Piano Majors (12 credits)

Advanced Functional Class Piano I and II
Piano Literature I and II
Piano Pedagogy I and II
Piano Tuning

Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, and String Majors (9 credits)

Basic Conducting
Form and Analysis
Music History Period Course or Survey of the Music and Entertainment Industry

Voice Majors (10 credits)

Italian Diction for Singers
English Diction for Singers
French Diction for Singers
German Diction for Singers
Vocal Pedagogy
Vocal Literature I and II

Guitar Majors (9 credits)

Form and Analysis
Arranging
Music History Period Course
Survey of the Music and Entertainment Industry

University Core Curriculum Requirements

AREA

CREDITS

LEVEL

1. Personal Well-Being

3

1000 or 2000

2. Expression

Arts and Communication

3

1000 or 2000

Writing

3

1000 or 2000

Literature

3

1000 or 2000

3. Ways of Knowing

Philosophical Perspectives

3

1000 or 2000

Historical Perspectives

3

1000 or 2000

Social and Behavioral Sciences

6

1000 or 2000

Scientific Perspectives

4

1000 or 2000

Quantitative Thinking

3

1000 or 2000

4. Diversity and Justice

3

2000

5. Community and Civic Engagement

3

2000 or higher

6. Global Awareness

3

2000 or higher

 

  • Courses in Areas Four, Five and Six (Diversity and Justice, Community and Civic Engagement, and Global Awareness) may be within student majors. Such courses can thus be used to satisfy both, Core and major requirements.
  • Students at WPU are required to complete four (4) Writing Intensive (WI) courses and two (2) Technology Intensive (TI) courses. These courses are not additional “stand-alone” courses but any course — within the Core, or any major or any minor or any free elective — that has been designated as a WI or TI course.  

 

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