Music Performance

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In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the academic program, and the music discipline, this major focuses on preparing students for careers in performance and as private music teachers.

Concentrations – The student must select a performance concentration. In addition, the student must complete two semesters of the same foreign language, totaling at least 6 hours.

  • Acoustics Career
  • Choreographer
  • Composer, Director & Arranger
  • DJ, VJ & Radio Host
  • Music Producer
  • Musical Director
  • Musician
  • Performing Arts Careers
  • Recording Artist
  • Session Musician
  • Song or Jingle Writer
  • Stage Manager

All music degrees require the student to have a primary performance concentration that leads to a Senior Recital and a secondary performance concentration. The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree requires the student to concentrate in one of two applied areas: piano or voice.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to have seven (for Music Education) or eight (for all other music majors) semesters of completed (passed) recital attendance.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to present a senior recital. Those seeking bachelor’s degrees in Music, Music Ministry, Musical Theatre, Music with Elective Studies in Business and Music Education are required to present a 30-minute recital, which has been preceded by two semesters of upper division credit in their major performance area. Majors in the Bachelor of Music in Performance are required to present a 30-minute junior recital and a 50-minute senior recital in their major performance area. Two of four upper division lesson credits must precede the junior recital with the remaining two before the senior recital.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to participate in a large ensemble. The ensemble may be choral, instrumental or both, depending on the degree sought. Students must earn eight semester hours of large ensemble credit for all music majors, except Bachelor of Music Education majors, who must earn seven semester hours (the eighth semester is excused from ensemble participation because of their professional education/student teaching semester). Music minors must earn four semester hours of large ensemble credit. Only one credit per semester in each area (vocal and/or instrumental) may be applied to this total.

Piano (57-59 hours)
MUAP 112 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 8
MUAP 312 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 8
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 380 Junior Recital (Piano) 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Piano) 0
MUAI Private Instrument 4
OR
MUAV 101 Voice 4
MUAP 271 Accompanying I 1
MUAP 371 Accompanying II 1
MUED 352 Advanced Conducting 2
MUHL 403 Piano Literature 3
MUHL 442 Piano Pedagogy 2
MUMI 342 Music Industry 2
MUCL 111/311 Large Vocal Ensemble 8
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 4
Upper Division Music Elective* 7
Foreign Language (2 semesters) 6-8

Voice (57-59 Hours)
MUAP 112 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 8
MUAP 312 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 8
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class (voice) 0
MURP 380 Junior Recital (voice) 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (voice) 0
MUAP Piano*** 4
MUHL 151 Vocal Diction I 1
MUHL 361 Vocal Diction II 1
MUHL 463 Vocal Literature 3
MUMI 342 Music Industry 2
THMU 323 Singing Actor 3
MUHL 442 Voice Pedagogy 2
MUCS 151/351 Opera Workshop 2
MUCL 111/311 Large Vocal Ensemble 8
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 4
Upper Division Music Elective* 7
Foreign Language (2 semesters) 6-8

Total hours for Bachelor of Major in Performance: 84-86

*Upper division music electives may not include private lessons or ensembles.
**Voice credit may be Class Voice, Private Voice, or a combination of both.
***Advanced piano students may take proficiency exam for up to four semesters of credit. Piano credit may be Class Piano, Private Piano, or a combination of both.
****The student may take courses listed as Small Ensemble to complete this requirement.