May 27, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Performance Emphasis, Music BS


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The performance emphasis includes specialized courses in small performance ensembles, applied private study, contemporary improvisation, and analysis and history. Students gain a diverse set of performance skills in commercial, jazz, classical and experimental music styles.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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  • The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Music has a competitive application process. Please refer to the Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies website for detailed guidelines and information.
  • Students who wish to pursue the performance emphasis are required to pass an entrance audition on their primary instrument or voice as part of the application process and to pass varying levels of performance proficiency as part of the curriculum. This includes passing a Sophomore Proficiency on their primary instrument or voice in order to maintain performance emphasis status. Each student is also required to successfully complete a junior recital and the 2-credit PMUS 4200 Senior Recital Project . Please contact the College of Arts & Media at for further information.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. To earn a BS in Music, students must complete musicianship courses, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies core courses and requirements from one of the four emphasis areas: performance, singer/songwriter, music business or recording arts. 
  2. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for each course applied toward a College of Arts & Media major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will not fulfill a major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of P is acceptable for courses in which the only grade available is Pass or Fail.