The Music Performance Specialization of the Bachelor of Music degree allows a student to undertake a performance-centered curriculum. A student pursuing this degree will focus within one of three areas of specialization- Keyboard, Instrumental (brass, woodwind, percussion) or Vocal.

Curriculum Ladders for the Bachelor of Music – Music Performance Degree

  • Bachelor of Music – Music Performance (Instrumental)

    • The Music Performance Specialization with an instrumental major (brass, wind, or percussion principal instrument) requires the successful completion of 120 semester credit hours, including: General Studies—42 hours (for Music majors, MUS 130 Introduction to Music does not meet the Fine Arts and Letters requirement of the Liberal Studies Core); the Major Area of Instrumental Performance—33 hours (MUA 181, 182, 281, 282, 381, 382, 481, 482, Minor Applied Piano (2 hours), MUP 381 (3 hours), MUP 382 or 385 (3 hours), ensemble elective (2 hours) chosen from MUP 355, 358, 382, or 385, and instrumental chamber ensemble elective (4 hours) chosen from MUP 387, 388, 389, or 390 as appropriate to the major instrument; Supportive Courses in Music—36 hours (MUS 103, 112, 113, 114, 115, 212, 213, 214, 215, 321, 322, 352, 403, 426, 427, 430); and Free Electives—9 hours (no MUE courses, for Music Education majors only).
  • Bachelor of Music – Music Performance (Keyboard)

    • The Music Performance Specialization with a keyboard major (piano or organ) requires the successful completion of 120 semester credit hours, including: General Studies—42 hours (for Music majors, MUS 130 Introduction to Music does not meet the Fine Arts and Letters requirement of the Liberal Studies Core); the Major Area of Instrumental Performance—33 hours (MUA 181, 182, 281, 282, 381, 382, 481, 482, Minor Applied secondary instrument or voice (2 hours), MUP 390 (8 hours), ensemble elective (4 hours) as appropriate to the secondary instrument or voice; Supportive Courses in Music—36 hours (MUS 103, 112, 113, 114, 115, 212, 213, 214, 215, 321, 322, 352, 403, 426, 427, 428); and Free Electives—9 hours (no MUE courses, for Music Education majors only).
  • Bachelor of Music – Music Performance (Vocal)

    • The Music Performance Specialization with a voice major requires the successful completion of 120 semester credit hours, including: General Studies—42 hours (for Music majors, MUS 130 Introduction to Music does not meet the Fine Arts and Letters requirement of the Liberal Studies Core); the Major Area of Vocal Performance—33 hours (MUA 181, 182, 281, 282, 381, 382, 481, 482, Minor Applied piano (2 hours), MUP 386 (6 hours), ensemble elective (6 hours) chosen from MUP 311, 327, or 383; Supportive Courses in Music—38 hours (MUS 103, 112, 113, 114, 115, 212, 213, 214, 215, 237, 238, 321, 322, 352, 403, 426, 427, 429); and Free Electives—7 hours (no MUE courses, for Music Education majors only).

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For additional information, contact:

Hunt Butler | (502) 597-6595 | hunt.butler@kysu.edu

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