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

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 112 Theory of Music I 1 3
MTC 114 Aural Activities I 1 2
Major Lessons - ___ 141 3
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___ 0.5-1
PIA 191 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
WRT 120 Effective Writing I (General Education Course) 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15-15.5
Semester Two
MTC 113 Theory of Music II 1 3
MTC 115 Aural Activities II 1 2
Major Lessons - ___ 142 3
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___ 0.5
PIA 192 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
General Education Course (Writing II) 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212 Theory of Music III 3
MTC 214 Aural Activities III 2
MHL 210 Music History I 1 3
Major Lessons - ___ 241 3
Minor Lessons - ___ 101 1
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___ 0.5-1
PIA 291 Piano class 1
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16.5-17
Semester Four
MTC 213 Theory of Music IV 3
MTC 215 Aural Activities IV 2
MHL 211 Music History II 1 3
Major Lessons - ___ 242 3
Minor Lessons - ___ 102 1
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___ 0.5-1
PIA 292 Piano Class 1
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16.5-17
Year Three
Semester Five
MTC 341 Orchestration (fall only) 2 3
MHL 212 Music History III 3
Major Lessons - ___ 341 3
Minor Lessons - ___ 201 1
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___ 0.5-1
Small Ensemble - AES ___ 0.5
AIC 311 Instrumental Conducting I 2
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16-16.5
Semester Six
Counterpoint - MTC 34_ 2 3
Major Lessons - ___ 342 3
Minor Lessons - ___ 202 1
Major Band - AEB/AEO/AES ___ 0.5-1
Small Ensemble - AES ___ 0.5
AIC 312 Instrumental Conducting II 2
General Education Course 2 6
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16-16.5
Year Four
Semester Seven
Major Lessons - ___ 441 3
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___ 0.5-1
Small Ensemble - AES ___ 0.5
Music Literature I - ALC ___ 2 1
Music Elective(s) 2 6
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
 Credits17-17.5
Semester Eight
Major Lessons - ___ 442 3
Major Ensemble - AEB/AEO/AES ___ 0.5-1
Small Ensemble - AES ___ 0.5
Music Literature - ALC ___ 2 1
General Education Courses 2 6
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
 Credits17-17.5
 Total Credits129-132.5
1

Grade of C- or higher required.

2

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.

B.M. Music Performance: Jazz

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 112 Theory of Music I 1 3
MTC 114 Aural Activities I 1 2
Major Lessons - ____ 141 3
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___ 0.5
PIA 191 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
General Education Course (Writing) 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15
Semester Two
MTC 113 Theory of Music II 1 3
MTC 115 Aural Activities II 1 2
Major Lessons - ____ 142 3
Major Ensemble 0.5
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___ 0.5
PIA 192 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
General Education Course (Writing II) 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15.5
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212 Theory of Music III 3
MTC 214 Aural Activities III 2
MHL 210 Music History I 1 3
Major Lessons - ____ 241 3
PIA 101 Piano Minor Private Lesson 1
Major Ensemble 0.5
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___ 0.5
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16
Semester Four
MTC 213 Theory of Music IV 3
MTC 215 Aural Activities IV 2
MHL 211 Music History II 1 3
Major Lessons - ____ 242 3
AJZ 361 Jazz Musicianship and Improvisation I (spring only) 3
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___ 0.5
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17.5
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 212 Music History III 3
Major Lessons - ____ 341 3
MTC 361 Jazz Harmony and Arranging I (fall only) 3
ASC 197 Jazz Bass Class 2 0.5
PIA 330 Jazz Keyboard Improvisation 1
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___ 0.5
AIC 311 Instrumental Conducting I 2
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16
Semester Six
Major Lessons - ____ 342 3
AJZ 362 Jazz Musicianship and Improvisation II (spring only) 2 3
MHL 422 History of Jazz 3
APC 193 Drum Set Class 0.5
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___ 0.5
General Education Courses 2 6
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16
Year Four
Semester Seven
Major Lessons - ____ 441 3
MTC 362 Jazz Harmony and Arranging II (fall only) 3
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___ 0.5
Elective(s) 2 2
General Education Courses 2 6
General Education Course 2 3
 Credits17.5
Semester Eight
Major Lessons - ____ 442 3
Jazz Ensemble/Combo - AES ___ 0.5
General Education Courses 2 6
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
 Credits15.5
 Total Credits129
1

Grade of C- or higher required.

2

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.

B.M. Music Performance: Keyboard

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 112 Theory of Music I 1 3
MTC 114 Aural Activities I 1 2
PIA 141 Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Ensemble 0.5
General Education Course (Writing) 3
General Education Courses 2 6
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17.5
Semester Two
MTC 113 Theory of Music II 1 3
MTC 115 Aural Activities II 1 2
PIA 142 Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Ensemble 0.5
Master Class - MAK ___ 1
General Education Course (Writing II) 2 3
General Education Courses 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15.5
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212 Theory of Music III 3
MTC 214 Aural Activities III 2
MHL 210 Music History I 1 3
PIA 241 Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Minor Lessons - ___ 101 1
Major Ensemble 0.5
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15.5
Semester Four
MTC 213 Theory of Music IV 3
MTC 215 Aural Activities IV 2
MHL 211 Music History II 1 3
PIA 242 Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Minor Lessons - ___ 102 1
Major Ensemble 0.5
Piano Course 3
Master Class - MAK ___ 1
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16.5
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 212 Music History III 3
Counterpoint - MTC ___ 2 3
PIA 341 Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Ensemble 0.5
Minor Lessons - ___ 201 1
Piano Course - PIA ___ 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16.5
Semester Six
PIA 342 Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Minor Lessons - ___ 202 1
Major Ensemble 0.5
Piano Course - PIA ___ 3
Master Class - MAK ___ 1
Conducting I - ___ 311 2
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16.5
Year Four
Semester Seven
PIA 441 Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Ensemble 0.5
Piano Course - PIA ___ 3
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
 Credits15.5
Semester Eight
PIA 442 Advanced Piano Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Ensemble 0.5
Piano Course - PIA ___ 3
Master Class - MAK ___ 1
General Education Courses 2 6
General Education Course 2 3
 Credits16.5
 Total Credits130
1

Grade of C- or higher required.

2

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.

B.M. Music Performance: Voice

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 112 Theory of Music I 1 3
MTC 114 Aural Activities I 1 2
VOI 141 Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Choir - CHO ___ 0.5
PIA 191 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
General Education Course (Writing) 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15
Semester Two
MTC 113 Theory of Music II 1 3
MTC 115 Aural Activities II 1 2
VOI 142 Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Choir - CHO ___ 0.5
PIA 192 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
General Education Course (Writing II) 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212 Theory of Music III 3
MTC 214 Aural Activities III 2
MHL 210 Music History I 1 3
VOI 241 Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Choir - CHO ___ 0.5
PIA 291 Piano class 1
Foreign Language 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15.5
Semester Four
MTC 213 Theory of Music IV 3
MTC 215 Aural Activities IV 2
MHL 211 Music History II 1 3
VOI 242 Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Choir - CHO ___ 0.5
PIA 292 Piano Class 1
VOC 424 Musico-Dramatic Production 1
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16.5
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 212 Music History III 3
Counterpoint - MTC ___ 2 3
VOI 341 Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Choir - CHO ___ 0.5
PIA 201 Piano Minor Private Lesson 1
Vocal Diction - VOC ___ 1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___ 1.5
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16
Semester Six
VOI 342 Advanced Voice Major Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Choir - CHO ___ 0.5
VOC 424 Musico-Dramatic Production 1
Vocal Diction - VOC ___ 1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___ 1.5
VOC 311 Choral Conducting I 2
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
VOI 441 Advanced Voice Maj Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Choir - CHO ___ 0.5
Vocal Diction - VOC ___ 1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___ 1.5
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
VOI 442 Advanced Voice Maj Private Lesson (B.M.) 3
Major Choir - CHO ___ 0.5
Vocal Diction - VOC ___ 1
Vocal Master Class - VOC ___ 1.5
VOC 491 Vocal Pedagogy 2 2
General Education Courses 2 6
General Education Course 2 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits125
1

Grade of C- or higher required.

2

Course availability varies; may be interchanged with another course.