Bachelor of Music with a major in applied music (instrumental, piano, string or voice performance).
Candidates for the BM degree with a major in applied music are prepared for full-time or part-time work as performers, as leaders of community choral or instrumental groups, as studio teachers or as teachers of applied music in private schools or colleges. The candidate must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours.
The instrumental major (piano, organ, strings, wind and percussion instruments) in the BM curriculum takes 39 to 40 hours in the applied major and minor, 31 to 34 hours in music theory and history-literature and eight hours of ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum and free electives. (Hours vary according to each instrument; students should consult with advisers for specific number of hours.)
The vocal major in the BM curriculum takes 43 hours in applied music, 33 hours in music theory and history-literature, and eight hours of ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum and free electives. [*Fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for the vocal major is to be approved by the student’s adviser.*]
An acceptable senior recital of approximately one hour’s duration in the student’s major applied music field is required.
* Fulfillment of foreign language requirements include two semesters of the same foreign language; French, German, or Italian.
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