B.M. in Performance

School of Music

The B.M. in Performance is for students who demonstrate a high degree of ability on their chosen instrument and who desire to concentrate on developing that ability. Majors in the program should consult the Handbook for Students in Music - Undergraduate Division for the current general and music requirements.

General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement6
Diverse Communities requirement6
Interdisciplinary requirement6
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Language Requirement (for vocal track only)3
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202).
Theory Requirements
MTC 112Theory of Music I3
MTC 113Theory of Music II3
MTC 114Aural Activities I2
MTC 115Aural Activities II2
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
Music History Requirements
MHL 210Music History I3
MHL 211Music History II3
MHL 212Music History III3
Private Lessons
Select 24 semester hours24
Required Music Courses
Conducting, minor lessons, ensembles, music electives8-21
Other Music Requirements
Select one of the concentrations listed below13-22
Recital Attendance
Total Minimum Credits Required120

For Instrumentalists

Music literature, small ensemble, piano competency4

For Vocalists

VOC 315English Diction for Singers1
VOC 316Italian Diction for Singers1
VOC 411Master Class (Voice): Baroque Period1.5
VOC 412Master Class (Voice): German Lied1.5
VOC 413Master Class (Voice): French Melodie1.5
VOC 414Master Class (Voice): Modern Art Song1.5
VOC 416German Diction for Singers1
VOC 417French Diction for Singers1
VOC 424Musico-Dramatic Production1-3
VOC 491Vocal Pedagogy2
Total Credits13-15

For Pianists

MAK 311Master Class Keyboard1
MAK 312Master Class Keyboard1
MAK 313Master Class Keyboard1
MAK 314Master Class Keyboard1
PIA 405Accompanying (Vocal)3
PIA 406Accompanying (Instrumental)3
Select two of the following:6
Baroque Keyboard Literature
Classical Piano Literature
Romantic Piano Literature
20th Century Piano Literature
The Concerto
Select one of the following:3
Piano Pedagogy I
Piano Pedagogy II
Selected Topics In Piano Pedagogy
Total Credits19

Pedagogy Emphasis

MAK 311Master Class Keyboard1
MAK 312Master Class Keyboard1
MAK 313Master Class Keyboard1
MAK 314Master Class Keyboard1
PIA 405Accompanying (Vocal)3
PIA 406Accompanying (Instrumental)3
PIA 450Group Piano Pedagogy3
PIA 451Piano Pedagogy I3
or PIA 453 Selected Topics In Piano Pedagogy
PIA 452Piano Pedagogy II3
Select one of the following:3
Baroque Keyboard Literature
Classical Piano Literature
Romantic Piano Literature
20th Century Piano Literature
The Concerto
Total Credits22

For Organists

MAK 311Master Class Keyboard1
MAK 312Master Class Keyboard1
MAK 313Master Class Keyboard1
MAK 314Master Class Keyboard1
ORG 351Organ Literature I3
ORG 352Organ Literature II3
ORG 353Organ Pedagogy3
ORG 451Accompanying3
ORG 452Service Playing3
Total Credits19

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

B.M. Music Performance: Instrument

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 1121Theory of Music I3
MTC 1141Aural Activities I2
Major Lessons - ___ 1413
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
PIA 191Piano Class (Minor)0.5
WRT 120 (General Education Course)Effective Writing I3
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15-15.5
Semester Two
MTC 1131Theory of Music II3
MTC 1151Aural Activities II2
Major Lessons - ___ 1423
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5
PIA 192Piano Class (Minor)0.5
General Education Course (Writing II)23
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
MHL 2101Music History I3
Major Lessons - ___ 2413
Minor Lessons - ___ 1011
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
PIA 291Piano class1
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16.5-17
Semester Four
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
MHL 2111Music History II3
Major Lessons - ___ 2423
Minor Lessons - ___ 1021
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
PIA 292Piano Class1
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16.5-17
Year Three
Semester Five
MTC 341 (fall only)2Orchestration3
MHL 212Music History III3
Major Lessons - ___ 3413
Minor Lessons - ___ 2011
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
Small Ensemble - AES ___0.5
AIC 311Instrumental Conducting I2
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16-16.5
Semester Six
Counterpoint - MTC 34_23
Major Lessons - ___ 3423
Minor Lessons - ___ 2021
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
Small Ensemble - AES ___0.5
AIC 312Instrumental Conducting II2
General Education Course26
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16-16.5
Year Four
Semester Seven
Major Lessons - ___ 4413
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
Small Ensemble - AES ___0.5
Music Literature I - ALC ___21
Music Elective(s)26
General Education Course23
General Education Course23
 Credits17-17.5
Semester Eight
Major Lessons - ___ 4423
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___0.5-1
Small Ensemble - AES ___0.5
Music Literature - ALC ___21
General Education Courses26
General Education Course23
General Education Course23
 Credits17-17.5
1

Grade of C- or higher required.

2

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.

B.M. Music Performance: Jazz

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 1121Theory of Music I3
MTC 1141Aural Activities I2
Major Lessons - ____ 1413
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___0.5
PIA 191Piano Class (Minor)0.5
General Education Course (Writing)3
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15
Semester Two
MTC 1131Theory of Music II3
MTC 1151Aural Activities II2
Major Lessons - ____ 1423
Major Ensemble0.5
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___0.5
PIA 192Piano Class (Minor)0.5
General Education Course (Writing II)23
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15.5
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
MHL 2101Music History I3
Major Lessons - ____ 2413
PIA 101Piano Minor Private Lesson1
Major Ensemble0.5
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___0.5
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16
Semester Four
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
MHL 2111Music History II3
Major Lessons - ____ 2423
AJZ 361 (spring only)Jazz Musicianship and Improvisation I3
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___0.5
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits17.5
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 212Music History III3
Major Lessons - ____ 3413
MTC 361 (fall only)Jazz Harmony and Arranging I3
ASC 1972Jazz Bass Class0.5
PIA 330Jazz Keyboard Improvisation1
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___0.5
AIC 311Instrumental Conducting I2
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16
Semester Six
Major Lessons - ____ 3423
AJZ 362 (spring only)2Jazz Musicianship and Improvisation II3
MHL 422History of Jazz3
APC 193Drum Set Class0.5
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___0.5
General Education Courses26
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16
Year Four
Semester Seven
Major Lessons - ____ 4413
MTC 362 (fall only)Jazz Harmony and Arranging II3
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___0.5
Elective(s)22
General Education Courses26
General Education Course23
 Credits17.5
Semester Eight
Major Lessons - ____ 4423
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___ 0.5
General Education Courses26
General Education Course23
General Education Course23
 Credits15.5
1

Grade of C- or higher required.

2

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.

B.M. Music Performance: Keyboard

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 1121Theory of Music I3
MTC 1141Aural Activities I2
PIA 141Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Ensemble0.5
General Education Course (Writing)3
General Education Courses26
Recital Attendance 
 Credits17.5
Semester Two
MTC 1131Theory of Music II3
MTC 1151Aural Activities II2
PIA 142Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Ensemble0.5
Master Class - MAK ___1
General Education Course (Writing II)23
General Education Courses23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15.5
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
MHL 2101Music History I3
PIA 241Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Minor Lessons - ___ 1011
Major Ensemble0.5
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15.5
Semester Four
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
MHL 2111Music History II3
PIA 242Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Minor Lessons - ___ 1021
Major Ensemble0.5
Piano Course3
Master Class - MAK ___1
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16.5
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 212Music History III3
Counterpoint - MTC ___23
PIA 341Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Ensemble0.5
Minor Lessons - ___ 2011
Piano Course - PIA ___3
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16.5
Semester Six
PIA 342Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Minor Lessons - ___ 2021
Major Ensemble0.5
Piano Course - PIA ___3
Master Class - MAK ___1
Conducting I - ___ 3112
General Education Course23
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16.5
Year Four
Semester Seven
PIA 441Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Ensemble0.5
Piano Course - PIA ___3
General Education Course23
General Education Course23
General Education Course23
 Credits15.5
Semester Eight
PIA 442Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Ensemble0.5
Piano Course - PIA ___3
Master Class - MAK ___1
General Education Courses26
General Education Course23
 Credits16.5
1

Grade of C- or higher required.

2

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.

B.M. Music Performance: Voice

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 1121Theory of Music I3
MTC 1141Aural Activities I2
VOI 141Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
PIA 191Piano Class (Minor)0.5
General Education Course (Writing)3
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15
Semester Two
MTC 1131Theory of Music II3
MTC 1151Aural Activities II2
VOI 142Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
PIA 192Piano Class (Minor)0.5
General Education Course (Writing II)23
General Education Course 23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
MHL 2101Music History I3
VOI 241Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
PIA 291Piano class1
Foreign Language3
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15.5
Semester Four
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
MHL 2111Music History II3
VOI 242Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
PIA 292Piano Class1
VOC 424Musico-Dramatic Production1
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16.5
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 212Music History III3
Counterpoint - MTC ___23
VOI 341Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
PIA 201Piano Minor Private Lesson1
Vocal Diction - VOC ___1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___1.5
General Education Course 23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits16
Semester Six
VOI 342Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
VOC 424Musico-Dramatic Production1
Vocal Diction - VOC ___1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___1.5
VOC 311Choral Conducting I2
General Education Course23
General Education Course23
Recital Attendance 
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
VOI 441Advanced Voice Maj Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
Vocal Diction - VOC ___1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___1.5
General Education Course23
General Education Course23
General Education Course23
 Credits15
Semester Eight
VOI 442Advanced Voice Maj Private Lesson (B.M.)3
Major Choir - CHO ___0.5
Vocal Diction - VOC ___1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___1.5
VOC 4912Vocal Pedagogy2
General Education Courses 26
General Education Course 23
 Credits17
1

Grade of C- or higher required.

2

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.