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Performance Major - B.M.
This program is recommended for those considering graduate study leading to the master's or doctoral degrees. To be admitted to the B.M. program, students must demonstrate a high degree of musical competence or significant creative ability during an audition or examination. Selection is made on the professional requirements appropriate to each option. Students must formally declare the B.M. as a degree program before the beginning of the sophomore year. Continuation into the upper level of the program is subject to review by the department faculty.
Bachelor of Music Core Curriculum
|MUSI 471-472||Theory I||6|
|MUSI 473-474||Ear Training I||2|
|*MUSI 475-476||Functional Piano I||2|
|MUSI 571-572||Theory II||6|
|MUSI 573-574||Ear Training II||2|
|MUSI 575-576||Functional Piano II||2|
|MUSI 501-502||Music History||6|
|**MUSI 515||Music in World Cultures||4|
|MUSI 703-715||Advanced History||3|
|MUSI 771, 781, or 782||Counterpoint or Analysis: Form and Structure||3|
|MUSI 541-564, 741-764||Performance Study (Applied Lessons)||Variable|
|MUSI 441-464||Performing Ensemble||Variable|
|Discovery||University Discovery Program||40|
*Students will be given the opportunity to test out of MUSI 475-476 and MUSI 575-576.
**MUSI 515 fulfills the World Cultures Discovery requirement.
A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation from UNH. All music students must earn grades of C- or better in all required music and music education courses.
B.M. in music majors may use MUSI 502 (a required course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery requirement, and MUSI 515 (a required course for the major) to satisfy the World Cultures Discovery category requirement.
Performance Option Requirements
All bachelor of music students are required to give a public performance during their senior year. For students in the performance option, a full recital is required.
Students are also required to perform a junior recital.
|MUED 741||Techniques & Methods in Choral Music||2|
|MUED 755||Vocal Pedagogy||2|
|MUSI 520-521||Diction for Singers I and II||4 total|
|MUSI 713 or 715||Art Song or Survey of Opera||3|
|*MUSI 545, 745||Performance Study (voice lessons)||25 total|
|**MUSI 441, 442, or 448||Performing Ensemble||8 total|
|ITAL, GERM, or FREN 401-402||Elementary Italian, German, or French||8 total|
*3 credits of lessons each semester until the semester of the student's senior recital semester; then it is 4 credits.
**4 credits must be MUSI 441; the remaining 4 credits must be 441, 442, or 448.
|MUED 743||Materials & Methods in Piano Music||2|
|*MUSI 771, 781, or 782||Counterpoint or Analysis: Form & Structure||3|
|MUSI 775-777, 779||Composition or Orchestration||3|
|*MUSI 700 Level||Advanced Music History or Advanced Music Theory||3|
|MUSI 795V||Special Studies-advanced piano pedagogy||2|
|MUSI 795E||Special Studies-piano literature||1-2|
|MUSI 455||Piano Ensemble||4 total|
|**MUSI 541, 741||Performance Study (piano lessons)||25 total|
|MUSI 441-464||Performing Ensemble||4 total|
*In addition to the core curriculum
**3 credits of lessons each semester until the semester of the senior recital; then it is 4 credits.
|*MUED 745-751||Techniques & Methods||2-3|
|**MUSI 700 level||Advanced Music History or Advanced Music Theory||3|
|***MUSI 541-564, 741-764||Performance Sutdy (applied lessons)||25 total|
|MUSI 441-464||Performing Ensemble||12 total|
*BM Instrumental Performance majors take one methods class in the appropriate instrumental family, e.g., a trumpet player would take MUED 749, Techniques & Methods in Brass Instruments, to fulfill this requirement.
**In addition to the core curriculum.
***3 credits of lessons are taken each semester until the student's senior recital semester; then it is 4 credits.
+Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music
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Use these checklists to track your completion of major requirements. Always check with your advisor if you have any questions.
For Majors Entering Fall of 2014 or Later
For Majors Entering Fall of 2012 or Later
For Majors Entering Fall of 2010