Bachelor of Music with a concentration in performance/voice

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About the Program

The Bachelor of Music with a concentration in performance/voice will teach you how to develop the skills, concepts and sensitivities that are essential to being a professional musician. Included are courses in music theory, aural skills, music history, conducting and applied study in your principal performing medium. As a voice student, you will participate in weekly masterclasses, which serve as informal performance laboratories. Music majors also attend weekly convocations that offer students an opportunity to perform in a concert setting. In addition to the core curriculum, you will take additional courses in song literature, voice pedagogy, opera theater, lyric diction and foreign language. 

You’ll be taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields, and have regular access to acclaimed visiting artists who come here for concerts, masterclasses and clinics.

The Department of Music also offers a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education for students who wish to teach music. 

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Introduction to World Musical Styles
  • Survey of the Music Industry
  • Lyric Diction
  • Opera Theatre
  • Theory and Aural Skills

Our alumni are:

  • Solo and orchestral performers
  • Composers and arrangers
  • Band, orchestra and choir directors
  • Music entrepreneurs
  • Performing arts administrators