Bachelor of Music in Performance

Fred Irby, III, M.M.Coordinator - Instrumental Music
Stephen Gibson, M.M.Coordinator - Classical Piano
Angela Powell Walker, M.M.Coordinator - Classical Voice

Performance Faculty:
   Instrumental Music: Michael Bunn, Alexander Jacobsen, Saïs Kamalidiin, Timothy Maček, Drew Owen, William Richards, Tia Wortham, Charlie Young, III
   Classical Piano: Natalia Kazaryan, Karen Walwyn
   Classical Voice: Valerie K. Eichelberger, Eric O. Poole


The Performance program focuses on developing the skill level and artistry required of a classical concert performer. Majors in Performance will complete the following minimum music requirements:

     • 8 semesters of private lessons

     • Qualifying Recital in the Junior Year

     • Senior Recital in final semester

     • 8 semesters of participation in large departmental ensemble

     • 2 semesters of participation in small departmental ensemble

     • 4 semesters of music theory

     • 1 semester each of Counterpoint and Form and Analysis

     • 4 semesters of music history

     • 4 semesters of class piano (except piano majors and minors)

     • 1 semester of conducting (instrumental or choral)

     • 8 semesters of recital attendance

Additional music requirements in pedagogy and literature are required by each specific major (Orchestral Instruments and Guitar, Piano, Voice). Please refer to the specific course scheme for each major, below.

Course Schemes

Performance majors major in an instrument, piano or voice. Each major has a unique course scheme.

     Bachelor of Music in Performance - Instrument Major
       Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, String Bass, Percussion, Guitar, Harp

     Bachelor of Music in Performance - Piano Major

     Bachelor of Music in Performance - Voice Major

Course Descriptions

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