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  Oct 20, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Performance, B.M. (Tentatively Admitting Beginning Spring 2018)


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Although the Bachelor of Music is a “professional” degree centering on music performance, it remains rooted in the liberal arts.  The Department of Music offers a broad-based education that is as well suited to preparing students for graduate work as to creating strong performers.  The element of co-curricular engagement is especially prominent in this degree through participation in musical ensembles, and the internship further enhances this focus.  By becoming leaders in vocal and instrumental ensembles that expose audiences on and off campus to sacred and secular music, Bachelor of Music students serve the entire community.

Requirements for the Performance Major


Core Curriculum Requirements:


42 credit hours in addition to the requirements for the major (see Undergraduate Core Curriculum in the Catalog).

Major Requirements:


79 credit hours, as follows

16 hours of Private Lessons from:


2 hours of electives from:


6 hours (two semesters) of Internship:


  • MUSC 405 - Internship

Additional Requirements:


  • Pass applied music examination at the end of each semester of private lessons.
  • Perform in a student recital each semester.
  • Recital attendance (minimum of 56 recitals, 7 each semester of MUSC 199).

Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in music courses.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 121 Credit Hours


B.M. Performance


This schedule serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

 

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 200 - Music Theory I
  • MUSC 201 - Aural Skills I
  • MUSC 208 - Keyboard Skills I
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble
  • CORE 100 - First-Year Seminar
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
Total (15)

Second Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 202 - Music Theory II
  • MUSC 203 - Aural Skills II
  • MUSC 209 - Keyboard Skills II
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble
  • ENGL 101 or ENGL 115
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
Total (15)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 210 - Music History I
  • MUSC 300 - Music Theory III
  • MUSC 301 - Aural Skills III
  • MUSC 308 - Keyboard Skills III
  • MUSC 312 - Conducting I
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Small Ensemble
Total (15)

Second Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 211 - Music History II
  • MUSC 302 - Music Theory IV
  • MUSC 303 - Aural Skills IV
  • MUSC 309 - Keyboard Skills IV
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Mathematical Perspectives
Total (15)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 304 - Producing Electronic Music I
  • MUSC 401 - Orchestration & Arranging
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Music Elective
  • Foreign Language Elective I
  • ENGL/CLAS/SPAN 205 - Literature & The Moral Imagination
Total (17)

Second Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 212 - World & Popular Music
  • MUSC 400 - Form & Analysis
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Foreign Language Elective II
  • Historical Perspectives
Total (15)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 405 - Internship
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Theological Perspectives
  • Philosophical Perspectives
  • Scientific Perspectives
Total (15)

Second Semester


  • MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance
  • MUSC 405 - Internship
  • MUSC 450 - Senior Recital
  • Private Lesson
  • Large Ensemble
  • Social Science Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
Total (14)

Scheduling Notes:


  • The number of required courses will increase if the 5 “flag” requirements (ERS, Diversity, Writing, Oral, and Quantitative) are not fulfilled by courses in the core or major.

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