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 you core music principles, and training to develop a unique style based on these principles.
- The performance/composition emphasis offers courses in lyric diction, music arrangement and scoring, conducting, voice and piano pedagogy.
This emphasis will prepare you to pursue a career or hobby in music performance and/or composition.
Select two of the following in consultation with the program director
|MUS 230||Lyric Diction I *||2|
|MUS 231||Lyric Diction II *||2|
|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|
* two semester course, required for voice majors
Voice performance majors are required to complete the equivalent of one year of study in a second language, particularly Italian, French or German. Participation in MUS 115 - Vocal Performance Workshop is required: four semesters for voice performance emphasis. Composition emphasis students must pass the Level 2 performance jury exam in composition, as well as the Level 1 exam on their primary instrument.