Music Performance A.B.

An audition is required for entrance into this program.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music Performance requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Required courses: 30 sh

MUS 1310THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC I

3 sh

MUS 1320THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC II

3 sh

MUS 1315AURAL SKILLS I

1 sh

MUS 1325AURAL SKILLS II

1 sh

MUS 2310THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC III

3 sh

MUS 2320THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC IV

3 sh

MUS 2315AURAL SKILLS III

1 sh

MUS 2325AURAL SKILLS IV

1 sh

MUS 3370FORM AND ANALYSIS

2 sh

MUS 3401THE MUSIC OF ANCIENT TIMES THROUGH BAROQUE

4 sh

MUS 3402CLASSIC AND ROMANTIC MUSIC

4 sh

MUS 437020th CENTURY TECHNIQUES

2 sh

MUS 4970SENIOR SEMINAR

2 sh

Students in the Fundamentals of Music (MUS 1300), Materials of Music sequence (MUS 1310, 1320, 2310, and 2320) and Aural Skills sequence (1315, 1325, 2315, 2325) must earn a C- or better to progress through the next course level.

Choose one of the following: 2-4 sh

MUS 3530MUSIC EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

4 sh

MUS 3521METHODS AND MATERIALS OF PIANO PEDAGOGY I

3 sh

MUS 3522METHODS AND MATERIALS OF PIANO PEDAGOGY II

3 sh

MUS 3538CONDUCTING

2 sh

MUS 3515VOCAL PEDAGOGY

2 sh

In addition, each Music Performance major must complete the following:

(a) applied music lessons, at least one semester at the 400 level 14 sh

(b) half solo recital at the 300 level

(c) full solo recital at the 400 level

(d) ensemble from MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103, MUS 105 and MUS 109 8 sh

  • Vocal majors must choose between MUS 102 and MUS 105
  • Instrumental majors must choose between MUS 101, MUS 103 or MUS 109
  • Piano majors may choose between MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103, MUS 105 or MUS 109

(e) keyboard proficiency

(f) MUS 010 Departmental Recital each semester of residency as a Music Performance major

In addition, vocal majors must take MUS 258 Diction for Singers I and MUS 259 Diction for Singers II.

Total Credit Hours: 54-60

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