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.
Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.
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.