Bachelor of Music in Performance

The Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance is considered a “professional” degree because it provides the opportunity for intensive study in general musicianship in addition to mastery in the major performance area (brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds).

CURRICULUM: 128 TOTAL CREDITS

GENERAL STUDIES…………………………………………..36 credits

Communications – 3 courses required: – 9 total hours
ENG 101 Freshman English I – 3
ENG 102 Freshman English II – 3
COM 101 Fundamentals of Oral Communications 3

Mathematics – 1 course chosen from: – 3 total hours
MATH 102 Nature of Math – 3
MATH 140 College Algebra – 3
MATH 145 Precalculus Algebra – 3
MATH 160 Introduction to Statistics – 3
MATH 210 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I – 3

Natural Sciences – 1 course and lab chosen from: – 4 total hours
BIO 105 & 106 Life Sciences for Non-Major – 4
BIO 124 & 125 Biological Principles – 4
CHEM 100 & 101 Foundations of Chemistry – 4
CHEM 110 & 111 General Chemistry I – 4
PHYS 101 & 110 Elementary Physics I – 4
PHYS 190 & 191 The Physical World – 4

Fine Arts – 2 courses chosen from: – 6 total hours
FA 101 Fine Arts as a Human Experience – 3
ART 100 Fundamentals of Art – 3
ART 340 History of Western Art I – 3
ART 341 History of Western Art II – 3
ART 343 Survey of Non-Western Art – 3
COM 203 Argumentation and Debate – 3
COM 211 Mass Communication Media – 3
COM 241 Theater Appreciation – 3
COM 341 History of the Theater – 3

Humanities – 1 course chosen from: – 3 total hours
Any Literature course – 3
Any Philosophy course – 3
Any Religion course – 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences – 1 course chosen from: – 6 total hours
HIST 103 History of Civilization I – 3
HIST 104 History if Civilization II – 3
HIST 210 History of the U.S. to 1865 – 3
HIST 211 History of U.S. Since 1865 – 3
GEO 205 Introduction to Geography – 3
GEO 206 World Regional Geography – 3
POLS 101 Basic Concepts / Politics and Government – 3
POLS 201 National Government – 3
1 course chosen from:
SOC 150 Basic Concepts of Sociology – 3
SOC 235 Cultural Anthropology – 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology – 3

Business and Economics – 1 course chosen from: – 3 total hours
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics – 3
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics – 3
GBUS 140 Introduction to Business – 3

Wellness and Physical Education – 1 or 2 courses chosen from: – 2 total hours
PE 101 General Program in PE I – 1
PE 102 General Program in PE II – 1
HE 253 Personal Health – 2

MUSIC CORE…………………………………………………34 credits

MUS 102 Musicianship* – 4 credits
MUS 103 Ear Training I* – 2
MUS 104 Ear Training II* – 1
MUS 203 Ear Training III* – 2
MUS 204 Ear Training IV – 1
MUS 113 Music Theory I* – 2
MUS 114 Music Theory II* – 3
MUS 213 Music Theory III* – 2
MUS 214 Music Theory IV* – 3
MUS 246 Introduction to Music Technology – 3
MUS 330 History of Music I – 3
MUS 331 History of Music II – 3
MUS 340 Basic Elements of Conducting – 2
MUS 375 Functional Keyboard – 2
MUS 461 Career Development Seminar – 1

*You must earn a grade of “C” or better in these courses to be admitted to the next course in the sequence or as a requirement for graduation.

EMPHASIS………………………………………….45 credits
(select Instrumental, Piano, or Vocal)

Instrumental Emphasis (Winds, Brass, or Percussion)
MUS 181 – MUS 481 Applied Major Instrument study – 21 credits
MUS 385 Instrumental Literature – 3
MUS 466 Instrumental Pedagogy – 3
MUS 493 Senior Recital – 1
Musical Organizations – 17

Brass, Woodwind and Percussion
Total of 17 semester hours; a minimum of 4 semester hours is required in WLU instrumental organizations. Satisfactory completion of: 1) MUS 364 each semester of full time enrollment; 2) MUS 264 (Marching Band) a minimum of the first two Fall semesters in attendance; and 3) at least 1 MUS 263 level ensemble all but the last semester of full-time enrollment.

Guitar
Total of 17 semester hours; a minimum of 4 semester hours is required in WLU instrumental organizations. Satisfactory completion of: 1) MUS 364 minimum of 4 semesters; 2) Guitar Ensemble each semester of full-time enrollment; and 3) at least 2 semesters participation in a choral ensembles.

Piano Emphasis
Applied Major Instrument study through MUS 481 – 21 credits
MUS 373 Accompanying Lab – 3
MUS 374 Accompanying Practicum – 3
MUS 391 Piano Literature I – 3
MUS 392 Piano Literature II – 3
MUS 468 Piano Pedagogy – 3
MUS 493 Senior Recital – 1
Musical Organizations – 8
Total of 8 semester hours; a minimum of 4 semester hours is required in WLU musical organizations.

Vocal Emphasis

Applied Voice study through MUS 481 – 21 credits
MUS 153 Fundamentals of Voice for Choral Emphasis – 2
MUS 353 Italian, German, and French Diction – 2
MUS 383 Vocal Literature – 3
MUS 464 Vocal Pedagogy – 3
MUS 493 Senior Recital – 1
Any Foreign Language – 3
Musical Organizations – 10
Total of 10 semester hours; a minimum of 4 semester hours is required in WLU choral ensembles. Satisfactory completion of: 1) MUS 265 each semester of full time enrollment; 2) a minimum of one semester in a MUS 261 level ensemble.

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES……………………………………………12 credits

Instrumental Emphasis Electives

MUS 171, 172 Secondary Applied (non-pno) – 2 credits
MUS 171, 172 Piano – 2
MUS 218 Composition – 2
MUS 247 Advanced Computer Notation – 3
MUS 252 Fundamentals of Woodwinds – 2
MUS 254 Fundamentals of Percussion – 2
MUS 255 Fundamentals of Brass – 2
MUS 265 All-College Chorus – 1
MUS 287 Recording Techniques I – 3
MUS 333 Contemporary Music – 2
MUS 335 Jazz – 2
MUS 344 Choral and Instr. Cond. and Arr. – 2
MUS 387 Electronic Music I – 3
GBUS 140 Introduction to Business – 3

Piano Emphasis Electives

MUS 152 Fundamentals of Voice – 2 credits
MUS 171, 172 Secondary Applied (non-pno) – 2
MUS 218 Composition – 2
MUS 247 Advanced Computer Notation – 3
MUS 264, 265, 364 or 365 Instr. or Voc. Ens. – 2
MUS 271, 272 Secondary Applied (non-pno) – 2
MUS 278, 478, 479 Spec. Top./Spec. Prob. – 1 – 6
MUS 287 Recording Techniques I – 3
MUS 333 Contemporary Music – 2
MUS 335 Jazz – 2
MUS 337 Music in American Society – 3
MUS 373, 374 Accompanying – 2
Foreign Language I – 3
GBUS 140 Introduction to Business – 3

Vocal Emphasis Electives

MUS 171, 172 Secondary Applied (non-pno) – 2 credits
MUS 171, 172 Piano – 2
MUS 247 Advanced Computer Notation – 3
MUS 265 Music Theater Workshop – 2
MUS 271, 272 Piano – 2
MUS 278, 478, 479 Spec. Top./Spec. Prob. – 1 – 6
MUS 264 or 364 Instrumental Ensemble – 2
COM 243 Acting and Stage Technique – 4
COM 343 Voice for the Stage – 3
Foreign Language (in add. to major req.) – 3
GBUS 140 Introduction to Business – 3