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2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Music: Vocal Performance - BM


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  • For more information about Vocal Performance, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  of the student's choice.

All individual instruction courses must be passed with a grade of B- or better. All other music courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Music requires 3.0 GPA in music classes and 2.75 GPA overall for admission as transfer student, scholarship eligibility, and to graduate.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen

Admitted to USU in Good Standing

MUST PASS ENTRANCE AUDITION ON PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

MUST PASS ENTRANCE AUDITION ON PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)     3   Communications Literacy (CL1)     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)     3   Communications Literacy (CL2)   
MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA)  * 3  

Music Core Course

Breadth Creative Arts

MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA)    3  

Music Core Course

Breadth Creative Arts or Breadth Integrated Studies

MUSC 1170: Keyboard Harmony I    1   Music Core Course MUSC 1130: Aural Skills I    1   Music Core Course
MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam **  1   Music Core Course MUSC 1180: Keyboard Harmony II    1   Music Core Course
MUSC 2490: Individual Piano Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors    1  

Emphasis Course

1-4 credits as determined by Musical Faculty Advisor to pass Level 5 Piano Proficiency

MUSC 1190: World Music    3  

Music Core Course

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production     1-3  

Emphasis Course

Register for 1 credit. May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 2490: Individual Piano Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors    1  

Emphasis Course

1-4 credits as determined by Musical Faculty Advisor to pass Level 5 Piano Proficiency

MUSC 1635: Individual Pre-Music Voice Instruction       1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will take a total of 8 credits to graduate.

MUSC 2660: Italian Diction for Singers    2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble     1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3  

Emphasis Course

Register for 1 credit. May register for more with permission of instructor.

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)    3

General Education

Breadth Course

MUSC 1635: Individual Pre-Music Voice Instruction     1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will take 8 credits total to graduate.

      MUSC 26/46XX Vocal Major Ensemble    1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

Total 15   Total 17  
Comments

*In order to ensure that music students are sufficiently prepared for the music theory sequence required in all music degrees (education, performance, and therapy), MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA)  was established as a prerequisite for MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA) . As this course is considered remedial work, the 3 credits earned in MUSC 1105  are not required for degree completion, but may need to be made up to achieve the 120-credit minimum for all bachelor's degrees. All incoming music students will have an opportunity to test out of MUSC 1105 . Because this test is administered in part through Canvas, all incoming pre-program music majors should register for MUSC 1105  regardless of whether they expect to remain in the class. Those who do not pass the test must pass MUSC 1105  with a grade of C- or better before taking MUSC 1110 . Those students who pass the test should review whether they need to make up 3 credits, and will resume the music theory sequence with MUSC 1110  the following spring semester.

**MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam  consists of a series of three proficiency exams that all music majors must complete prior to the completion of four semesters of study. 

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 1120: Music Theory II       3   Music Core Course MUSC 2110: Music Theory III    3   Music Core Course
MUSC 1140: Aural Skills II      1   Music Core Course MUSC 2130: Aural Skills III    1   Music Core Course
MUSC 2490: Individual Piano Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors      1   Emphasis Course MUSC 2490: Individual Piano Instruction (Second Instrument) for Music Majors    1   Emphasis Course
MUSC 2670: German Diction for Singers    2   Emphasis Course MUSC 2680: French Diction for Singers    2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3110: Music History I: Antiquity through the Renaissance    3   Music Core Course MUSC 3120: Music History II: The Baroque and Classical Periods    3   Music Core Course
MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3  

Emphasis Course

Register for 1 credit. May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3  

Emphasis Course

Register for 1 credit. May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 2645: Individual Pre-Barrier Voice Instruction     1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will take 8 credits total to graduate.

MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will take 8 credits total to graduate.

MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

Quantitative Literacy (QL)    3-5

Math or Statistics

Math Placement 

 
Quantitative Intensive (QI)    3

Quantitative Intensive (QI)   

Total 16-18   Total 16  
Comments
Comments

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 3170: Special Topics in Music Theory  3   Music Core Course MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3  

Emphasis Course

Register for 1 credit. May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 3190: Music History III: Romanticism through the 21st Century (CI)    3   Music Core Course MUSC 3620: Vocal Repertory II (CI)  or MUSC 3640: Vocal Pedagogy II    2  or 3  

Emphasis Course

These courses are taught alternate years.

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3  

Emphasis Course

Register for 1 credit. May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will take 8 credits total to graduate.

MUSC 3610: Vocal Repertory I  or MUSC 3630: Vocal Pedagogy I    2  or 3  

Emphasis Course

These courses are taught alternate years.

MUSC 3920: Junior Recital   1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students should register for 1 credit for junior recital.

MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will take 8 credits total to graduate.

MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)     3

General Education Course

Click on links for available courses.

Foreign Language Course (French, German or Italian) 4

Emphasis Course

The foreign language requirement can be met by either taking two consecutive semesters of the same language or one semester of two different languages.

Foreign Language Course (French, German or Italian) 4

Emphasis Course

The foreign language requirement can be met by either taking two consecutive semesters of the same language or one semester of two different languages.

Total 15-16   Total 13-16  
Comments

*A music theory elective course is offered every fall and spring semester. The music theory elective course may be taken any semester after completing MUSC 2110: Music Theory III  with a grade of C- or better. Music students should plan which option they wish to take and consult with the music department office regarding which semester that option will be offered.

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3  

Emphasis Course

Register for 1 credit. May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 2350: Conducting    2  

Emphasis Course

MUSC 3610: Vocal Repertory I  or MUSC 3630: Vocal Pedagogy I    2  or 3  

Emphasis Course

These courses are taught alternate years.

MUSC 3600: Opera Theatre Production    1-3  

Emphasis Course

Register for 1 credit. May register for more with permission of instructor.

MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will take 8 credits total to graduate.

MUSC 3620: Vocal Repertory II (CI)  or MUSC 3640: Vocal Pedagogy II      2  or 3  

Emphasis Course

These courses are taught alternate years.

MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble   1

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

MUSC 3670: Individual Vocal Instruction for Music Majors    1-2  

Emphasis Course

Students will take 8 credits total to graduate.

Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education Course

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MUSC 4920: Senior Recital    1-2   Students should register for 2 credits for senior recital.
Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI)    3

General Education Course

Click on links for available courses.

MUSC 26/46XX: Vocal Major Ensemble  

Emphasis Course

8 credits minimum

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)     3

Depth Course

Click on link for available courses.

Breadth Humanities (BHU)  or Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3

General Education Course

Click on links for available courses.

      Depth Social Sciences (DSS)      3

Depth Course

Click on link for available courses.

Total 14-17   Total 15-18  
Comments
Comments

Vocal Performance Emphasis Courses


All individual instruction courses on major instrument must be passed with a grade of B- or better. All other music concentration courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Major requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Music requires a 3.0 GPA in music classes and a 2.75 GPA overall for graduation.

Language Course Requirement


Vocal Performance majors may either take one First Year I and one First Year II courses in the same language, or two First Year I courses in two different languages. Language options are limited to French, German or Italian.

Recital and Concert Attendance Requirement


To graduate, students are required to attend a minimum of 80 concerts or recitals. Recital and concert attendance is monitored and recorded in the Music Student Services office. Students should turn in programs after attending concerts and recitals for documentation of attendance.

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