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B.M. in Performance

Contact Person:
Kirk Severtson, Chair
C106 Bishop, (315) 267-2427, severtki@potsdam.edu

124-130 credit hours required (plus two Physical Education/Healthy and Wellness courses).

The Performance degree is offered in percussion, piano, string instruments (including guitar and harp), wind instruments and voice.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses   Credits
General Education Courses 19
Liberal Arts Electives 14
Basic Musicianship Sequence 29
MUCB 101 Keyboard Skills I (1 credit)  
MUCB 103 Theory I  
MUCB 104 Aural Skills I (1 credit)  
MUCB 102 Keyboard Skills II (1 credit)  
MUCB 105 Theory II  
MUCB 106 Aural Skills II (1 credit)  
MUCB 201 Literature and Style I  
MUCB 203 Theory III  
MUCB 204 Aural Skills III (1 credit)  
MUCB 202 Literature and Style II  
MUCB 205 Theory IV  
MUCB 206 Aural Skills IV (1 credit)  
MUCB 323 Literature and Style III  
   
Upper Division Music History or Theory Electives 9
Performance 25
MUCS 430 Performance Concentration (8 @ 3 credits)  
Thirty-Minute Recital (no credit)  
MUCP 499 Senior Recital (1 credit)  
Plus one of the following 29-34
Piano Performance Majors (30-31 credits)  
Ensembles  
Major (4 @ 1 credit)  
MUCP 366 Chamber Music with Piano (2 @ 1 credit)  
MUCP 343 Art of Accompanying and/or  
MUCP 430 Art Song Repertoire (1-2 credits)  
MUCP 324 Piano Literature (2 credits)  
MUCE 460 Piano Pedagogy and Practicum I  
MUCE 461 Piano Pedagogy and Practicum II  
Music Electives (15 credits)  
     
String, Wind and Percussion Performance Majors (29 credits)
Ensembles
 
Major (8 @ 1 credit)  
Other (2 @ 1 credit)    
MUCP 322 Instrumental Reperatory and Pedagogy I (2 credtis)  
MUCP 323 Instrumental Reperatory and Pedagogy II (2 credtis)  
Music Electives (15 credits)  
     
Voice Performance Majors (34 credits)  
Ensembles    
Major (6 @ 1 credit)    
Opera (3 @ 1 credit)    
MUCP 131 Introduction to Diction (2 credits)  
MUCP 213, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, or 238 Diction (3 @ 1 credit)  
MUCP 303 Performance Practices for Singers I  
MUCP 330 Vocal Pedagogy (2 credits)  
MUAC 430 Production Techniques/Music Theatre  
MUCC 201, 202, 301 and 302 Functional Keyboard (4 @ 1 credit)  
MUCP 418 Vocal Coaching (2 @ 1 credit)  
Music Electives (6 credits)  
     
Guitar Performance Majors (29 credits)
Ensembles
 
Major (2 @ 1 credit)  
Guitar Ensemble or Quartet (4 @ 1 credit)  
Elective (2 @ 1 credit)    
MUCH 445 Guitar History and Literature  
MUCE 480 Guitar Pedagogy  
Music Electives (15 credits)  
     
Harp Performance Majors (29 credits)
Ensembles
 
Major (8 @ 1 credit)    
Harp Ensemble (2 @ 1 credit)    
MUCE 378 National String Project (4 @ 1 credit)  
Music Elective (15 credits)