B.M. in Performance

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

128-143 credit hours required.

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 22-32

Liberal Arts Electives

14

Basic Musicianship Sequence

29
   
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)