Music Performance- Bachelor of Music

For information contact the Department of Music,109 Presser Hall, 513-529-3014.

Program Requirements: Voice

(81 semester hours minimum)

Required Core Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music I
and Theory of Music II
6
MUS 151
MUS 152
Theory of Music: Aural Skills I
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills II
2
Select one of the following:3
The Diverse Worlds of Music
Global Popular Music
Select the following:
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music III
and Theory of Music IV
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
MUS 221Music Technologies3
MUS 235
MUS 236
Lyric Diction I
and Lyric Diction II
4
MUS 251
MUS 252
Theory of Music: Aural Skills III
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills IV
2
MUS 301Counterpoint3
MUS 352Conducting I2
MUS 420Vocal Coaching (Take twice)1,1
MUS 451
MUS 452
Advanced Aural Skills I
and Advanced Aural Skills II
2
MUS 406Advanced Analysis3
MUS 456Vocal Pedagogy2
MUS 494Senior Recital0
Applied Music Requirement
Eight semesters of applied study in voice.
MUS 144AApplied Music Voice- FR3,3
MUS 244AApplied Music Voice- SO3,3
MUS 344AApplied Music Voice- JR3,3
MUS 444AApplied Music Voice- SR3,3
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
Grand Night: The Great American Songbook
Opera Production (additional registration)
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 Hours81

 Students must also complete all Global Miami Plan requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.

Program Requirements: Instrumental

(71-81 semester hours minimum)

Required Core Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music I
and Theory of Music II
6
MUS 151
MUS 152
Theory of Music: Aural Skills I
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills II
2
Select one of the following:3
The Diverse Worlds of Music
Global Popular Music
Select the following:
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music III
and Theory of Music IV
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
MUS 221Music Technologies3
MUS 251
MUS 252
Theory of Music: Aural Skills III
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills IV
2
MUS 301Counterpoint3
MUS 352Conducting I2
MUS 406Advanced Analysis3
MUS 451
MUS 452
Advanced Aural Skills I
and Advanced Aural Skills II
2
MUS 494Senior Recital0
Applied Music Requirement
Eight semesters of applied study in the student's primary instrument.
MUS 144Applied Music3,3
MUS 244Applied Music3,3
MUS 344Applied Music3,3
MUS 444Applied Music3,3
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 Hours73-81

Major Instrument Requirements

Piano

Select two of the following:2
Vocal Accompanying 1
Instrumental Accompanying 1
Chamber Music Strings
and Chamber Music - Piano
MUS 430Piano Pedagogy 22
MUS 457
MUS 458
Piano Literature
and Piano Literature 3
6
Total Credit Hours10

Strings

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

Percussion

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

Guitar

MUS 454Guitar Repertory and Pedagogy2
Total Credit Hours2

 Students must also complete all Global Miami Plan requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.

Program Requirements: Music Composition

(85 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.

Required Core Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music I
and Theory of Music II
6
MUS 151
MUS 152
Theory of Music: Aural Skills I
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills II
2
Select one of the following:3
The Diverse Worlds of Music
Global Popular Music
Select the following:
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music III
and Theory of Music IV
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
MUS 221Music Technologies3
MUS 251
MUS 252
Theory of Music: Aural Skills III
and Theory of Music: Aural Skills IV
2
MUS 301Counterpoint3
MUS 306Advanced Electronic Music3
MUS 352Conducting I2
MUS 370Orchestration3
MUS 406Advanced Analysis3
MUS 451
MUS 452
Advanced Aural Skills I
and Advanced Aural Skills II
2
MUS 494Senior Recital0
Applied Music Requirement
Eight semesters of applied composition, plus four semesters of applied study in the student's primary instrument (includes two semesters at 142 level and two semesters at 242 level). 1
MUS 171Composition Seminar3,3
MUS 244ZApplied Music-Composition3,3
MUS 344ZApplied Music-Composition3,3
MUS 444ZApplied Music-Composition3,3
MUS 142Applied Music2,2
MUS 242Applied Music2,2
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 Hours85

Students must also complete all Global Miami Plan requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.