Music Performance- Bachelor of Music

Two programs are offered: one for voice majors and one for all majors except voice. For information contact the Department of Music,109 Presser Hall, 513-529-3014.

Program Requirements: Voice Major

(84 semester hours minimum)

Complete the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education or consult the Honors program requirements in the Bulletin according to your catalog year.

Complete department requirements.

Required Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 144AApplied Music Voice- FR6
MUS 151
MUS 152
Sightsinging and Dictation
and Sightsinging and Dictation
2
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
MUS 221Music Technologies3
MUS 235
MUS 236
Lyric Diction
and Lyric Diction
4
MUS 244AApplied Music Voice- SO6
MUS 251
MUS 252
Sight Singing and Dictation
and Sight Singing and Dictation
2
MUS 301Counterpoint3
MUS 302Analysis3
MUS 344AApplied Music Voice- JR6
MUS 352Conducting I2
MUS 420/MUS 520Vocal Coaching1,1
MUS 426/MUS 526Opera Production1
MUS 444AApplied Music Voice- SR6
MUS 451/MUS 551
MUS 452/MUS 552
Advanced Sight Singing and Dictation
and Advanced Sight Singing and Dictation
2
MUS 456/MUS 556Vocal Pedagogy2
MUS 493Capstone/Senior Recital: Preparation and Performance3
MUS 494Senior Recital0
Large Ensemble Requirement
Select one of the following large choral ensembles each semester: 18
Collegiate Chorale
Choraliers
Chamber Singers
Men's Glee Club
Opera Production Requirement
MUS 426/526Opera Production1
Select one of the following: 11
Opera Production (additional registration)
Grand Night: The Great American Songbook
Recital Attendance (seven semesters)
MUS 140Recital Requirement0
Chamber Music Experience (one semester)
MUS 139Chamber Music Experience0
Functional Piano Requirement
MUS 261Functional Piano IV (or proficiency examination needed)1
Language Requirement
One year in French, German, or Italian, in addition to Lyric Diction; may be met by university proficiency exam. Two years of the language in high school usually fulfills the requirement.
Performance Requirement
Half recital, junior year0
Full recital, senior year (register for MUS 494)0
Total Credit Hours84
1

Entrance to each group is by audition.

It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.

Program Requirements: All Majors Except Voice

(76-84 semester hours minimum)

Complete the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education or consult the Honors program requirements in the Bulletin according to your catalog year.

Complete department requirements.

Required Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 144Applied Music6
MUS 151
MUS 152
Sightsinging and Dictation
and Sightsinging and Dictation
2
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
MUS 221Music Technologies3
MUS 244Applied Music6
MUS 251
MUS 252
Sight Singing and Dictation
and Sight Singing and Dictation
2
MUS 301Counterpoint3
MUS 302Analysis3
MUS 344Applied Music6
MUS 352Conducting I2
MUS 444Applied Music6
MUS 451/MUS 551
MUS 452/MUS 552
Advanced Sight Singing and Dictation
and Advanced Sight Singing and Dictation
2
MUS 493Capstone/Senior Recital: Preparation and Performance3
MUS 494Senior Recital0
Large Ensemble Requirement
Select one of the following large instrumental ensemble, in one's primary performance medium, each semester: 18
Marching Band
Symphony Band
Symphony Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Recital Attendance (seven semesters)
MUS 140Recital Requirement0
Chamber Music Experience (one semester)
MUS 139Chamber Music Experience0
Functional Piano Requirement
MUS 261Functional Piano IV (or proficiency examination needed)1
Performance Requirement
Half recital, junior year0
Full recital, senior year (register for MUS 494)0
Major Instrument Requirements
Complete requirements for Piano, Strings, Percussion, or Guitar2-10
Total Credit Hours76-84
1

Entrance to each group is by audition. Piano majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a large instrumental ensemble, a large vocal ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/MUS 120), or chamber music as a pianist. Guitar majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, or chamber music as a guitarist.

Major Instrument Requirements

Piano

Select two of the following:2
Vocal Accompanying 1
Instrumental Accompanying 1
Chamber Music Strings
and Chamber Music - Piano
MUS 430/MUS 530Piano Pedagogy2
MUS 457/MUS 557
MUS 458/MUS 558
Piano Literature
and Piano Literature 2
6
Total Credit Hours10
1

Fulfills either accompanying requirement or large ensemble requirement in a single semester, but not both.

2

MUS 457/MUS 557 offered even-numbered fall semesters; MUS 458/MUS 558 offered odd-numbered Spring semesters

Strings

MUS 433String Instrument Pedagogy 11
MUS 100IChamber Music Strings (take twice)1,1
Total Credit Hours3
1

MUS 433 offered even-numbered Spring semesters

Percussion

MUS 100MMiami University Percussion Ensemble (take twice)1,1
Total Credit Hours2

Guitar

MUS 454/MUS 554Guitar Repertory and Pedagogy2
Total Credit Hours2

It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.

Program Requirements: Music Composition

(88 semester hours minimum)

The Music Composition concentration offers instruction in the craft and art of composing music. It is designed to prepare students for freelance work as composers, arrangers, and copyists, or for graduate work. As an academic degree within the department of music, there is a strong emphasis on musical analysis and critical thought. The study of digital and analog technology for the creation of music is an important component of the degree as well.

Complete the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education or consult the Honors program requirements in the Bulletin according to your catalog year.

Complete department requirements.

Required Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 142Applied Music4
MUS 144ZApplied Music-Composition6
MUS 151
MUS 152
Sightsinging and Dictation
and Sightsinging and Dictation
2
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
MUS 221Music Technologies3
MUS 242Applied Music4
MUS 244ZApplied Music-Composition6
MUS 251
MUS 252
Sight Singing and Dictation
and Sight Singing and Dictation
2
MUS 301Counterpoint3
MUS 302Analysis3
MUS 303Electronic Music3
MUS 344ZApplied Music-Composition6
MUS 352Conducting I2
MUS 370Orchestration3
MUS 444ZApplied Music-Composition6
MUS 451/MUS 551
MUS 452/MUS 552
Advanced Sight Singing and Dictation
and Advanced Sight Singing and Dictation
2
MUS 493Capstone/Senior Recital: Preparation and Performance3
MUS 494Senior Recital0
Applied Music Requirement
Select 8 credit hours, includes two semesters at 142 level and two semesters at 242 level 1
Large Ensemble Requirement
Select one of the following large music ensembles, in one's primary performance medium, each semester: 28
Collegiate Chorale
Symphony Orchestra
Marching Band
Symphony Band
Chamber Singers
Choraliers
Men's Glee Club
Wind Ensemble
Recital Attendance (seven semesters)
MUS 140Recital Requirement0
Chamber Music Experience (one semester)
MUS 139Chamber Music Experience0
Functional Piano Requirement
MUS 261Functional Piano IV (or proficiency examination needed)1
Performance Requirement
Full recital in the senior year featuring the student's original compositions (register for MUS 494)0
Total Credit Hours88
1

Student must achieve sophomore standing in major applied area; typically this occurs at the end of the second semester of applied study.

2

Entrance to each group is by audition. Pianists may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a large instrumental ensemble, a large vocal ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/MUS 120), or chamber music as a pianist. Guitarists may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, or chamber music as a guitarist.

It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.