Jul 28, 2021
Program Learning Outcomes
History, Theory, Analysis
- Conceptualize and perform music in its proper historical context.
- Be able to analyze harmony and other aesthetic qualities of music.
- Be able to research and write cogently about music.
- Demonstrate the ability to perceive and understand music aurally.
Music in Social and Cultural Contexts
- Have an understanding of the role of music in society.
- Participate in cultural experiences which will enlarge multicultural understanding.
- Possess an understanding of the responsibility of building the audiences of the future.
Performance and Musicianship
- Demonstrate advanced technical and artistic performance standards in their area of expertise.
- Have a wide range of performance experience of the highest level.
- Have a broad knowledge of literature in a wide variety of musical styles.
- Play and accompany simple folk songs by ear, in any key.
- Transfer theory and skills concepts to the keyboard.
- Read at sight at the level of 4-part hymns.
- Music Theory: Students must be enrolled concurrently in Music Theory and Aural Skills classes.
- Piano Proficiency: Students must pass a piano proficiency exam before enrolling in MUSC 2110 - Music Theory III and MUSC 2130 - Aural Skills III . MUSC 1150 - Class Piano I and MUSC 1160 - Class Piano II may be taken to assist in preparation for the exam.
- In order to move to upper-level applied study (MUSC 3410 - Individual Applied Music Instruction ), students must pass the Music Gateway.
- Junior/Senior Recitals: The B.M. degree requires a junior year half-recital and a senior year full recital. Students must enroll in applied music each semester until the recital requirement is met.
- To fulfill all graduation requirements, all zero (0) credit courses must appear on the transcript.
- Each major or minor in music is required to abide by the policies and procedures set up in the Departmental Student Handbook (see www.suu.edu/pva/music/handbook.html).
- All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major, except for Applied Music courses which require a “B” (3.0) or higher.
- An audition is required to be admitted into the music major.
- The Department of Music follows National Association of Schools of Music standards.
General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)
See General Education for course options.
- Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
- Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)
Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.
Music - Vocal Performance Curriculum Summary (84 Credits)
Music Core Requirements (43 Credits)
Vocal Emphasis (41 Credits)
Major Ensemble Requirement (8 Credits)
Select 8 credits from the following:
Foreign Language Requirement (16 Credits)
The foreign language requirement may be distributed among French and/or German. One semester (4 credits) of French or German may also be used to fulfill the General Education Humanities Knowledge Area.
Free Electives (6-9 Credits)
Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
Total Credits, B.M. Degree: 120-125