Music - Performance/Composition Emphasis
The popularity of music is-and always has been-a major cultural influence throughout the world. Music can speak to current trends and styles, or it can retell history. The performance/composition offers students core music principles, and train each musician to develop a unique style based on these principles.
The performance/composition emphasis offers courses in lyric diction, music arrangement and scoring, conducting, voice pedagogy and piano pedagogy.
This emphasis is designed for students with ambitions to pursue a career or hobby in music performance and/or composition.
Required Courses (6 Units)
Select two of the following in consultation with the program director:
- MUS-230/231 Lyric Diction I/II (2, 2) (two semester course, required for voice majors)
- MUS-411 Scoring and Arranging (3)
- MUS-450 Conducting I (3)
- MUS-451 Conducting II (3)
- MUS-460 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
- MUS-461 Piano Pedagogy (2)
Voice performance majors are required to complete the equivalent of one year of study in a second language, particularly Italian, French or German, and earn a grade of B or better.
Participation in MUS-115/315 Vocal Performance Workshop is required: four semesters for voice performance emphasis majors.