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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Music, Performance Emphasis, B.A.

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Requirements for Major with Performance Emphasis (12 1/2 units)

The music major with performance emphasis is for students who intend to study music within a broad spectrum of liberal arts studies. The emphasis in performance may lead to a career in music as a private music teacher, church musician or performer or provide preparation for graduate school. It is assumed that this introductory course sequence will be supplemented by further studies in music. Students should begin their study by enrolling in the following courses in the fall: MUS 100 , MUS 104, an applied music lesson (one-half unit), and a departmental ensemble. If enrolling in the ensemble for credit will cause a student to exceed four and one-half units, the ensemble may be audited.

Students selecting this curriculum must complete 12 1/2 units in music and other requirements as follows:

  • Four units in applied music (private lessons). Students must enroll for one-half unit each semester. During any semester that an off-campus program is elected, students are expected to arrange to take applied study.
  • Vocal performance students are encouraged to elect Diction for Singers during their freshman or sophomore year.
  • All courses for the major with performance emphasis must be taken for a numerical grade.
  • At the end of the first semester of the sophomore year, students’ performance level and academic progress toward the major will be evaluated by the faculty.
  • Students at the senior level will present a full solo recital, or combination solo recital and small ensemble performance in which he or she is a participant in solo capacity. The Music Department  also encourages a recital, either entire or shared, at the junior level.
  • Students are required to participate in at least one of the major music performing organizations most appropriate to their primary performance medium each semester (marching/symphonic band, orchestra, choir, jazz ensemble), taken for either 0 or 0.25 units. Keyboard performers may satisfy this requirement through accompanying; guitarists should make special arrangements with the chair of the Music Department.
  • Students must attend seven approved campus recitals and concerts per semester. Specific details concerning approved recitals and concerts and other information is in the Music Department  Student Handbook and may be obtained from the Music Department  Office.

Music Seminar:

Four Units in Music Electives as follows (at least two units must be from List A)

Successful Completion of the Following Keyboard Laboratories Will Satisfy the Piano Proficiency Requirement:

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