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)