Performance—Classical—Voice, B.M.

Completion of this major prepares one for a career as a vocal performer (solo or ensemble), voice teacher, or choral conductor.  Continued study may include a master’s degree vocal performance or choral conducting.

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THIS DEGREE TRACK ARE:

  • Audition is required to be admitted into the program.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 in music courses is required.
  • All applied instructions need to be taken with chamber music, large ensemble and music seminar.
Restricted Courses
MDT 167World Music 13
MDT 166:: EXPLORING WESTERN MUSIC 23
MDT 329Music History before 17503
MDT 330Music History after 17503
MDT 5XX Advance Music History course3
MDT 121Music Major Seminar (0.5 credit/semester for 8 semesters)0.5
MDT 122Applied Music I1.5
MDT 123Applied Music II1.5
MDT 222Applied Music III1.5
MDT 223Applied Music IV1.5
MDT 322Applied Music V1.5
MDT 324Applied Music VI1.5
MDT 422Applied Music VII1.5
MDT 424Applied Music VIII1.5
MDT 131Harmony I2
MDT 133Harmony II2
MDT 231Harmony III2
MDT 233Harmony IV 32
MDT 132Ear-Training I2
MDT 134Ear-Training II2
MDT 232Ear-Training III2
MDT 234Ear-Training IV2
MDT 337Form & Analysis2
MDT 338Instrumental & Vocal Arranging2
MDT 34218th-Century Counterpoint2
MDT 135Keyboard Method I1
MDT 136Keyboard Method II1
MDT 235Keyboard Method III 31
MDT 236Keyboard Method IV 31
MDT 346Choral Conducting1
MDT 345Instrumental Conducting1
MDT 259Musical Composition 32
MDT 220Diction for Singers3
MDT 137Vocal Literature1
MDT 511Vocal Pedagogy3
MDT 268Computer Music I 33
MDT 153/154Concert Chorale (0.5 credit/semester for 8 semesters)0.5
MDT 173Opera Workshop (0.5 credit/semester for 4 semesters)0.5
MDT 174Opera Workshop (1 credit/semester for 4 semesters)1
LANG 105Elementary French I3
LANG 107Elementary Italian I3
LANG 119Elementary German I3
Total: 92 credits
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 101
English Composition I
or English Composition I for English as a Second Language Students
4
MATH 114
Contemporary Mathematics
or Statistics I
3
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 122 Applied Music I 1.5
MDT 131 Harmony I 2
MDT 132 Ear-Training I 2
MDT 135 Keyboard Method I 1
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 173 Opera Workshop 0.5
INTD 101 Orientation to College * first time freshmen only 1
 Credits16
Semester 2
ENGL 102
or ESL 102
English Composition II
or
4
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 167 World Music 1 3
MDT 123 Applied Music II 1.5
MDT 133 Harmony II 2
MDT 134 Ear-Training II 2
MDT 136 Keyboard Method II 1
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 173 Opera Workshop 0.5
General Education Tier I Course (WGST 110 recommended) 3
 Credits18
Sophomore
Semester 1
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 173 Opera Workshop 0.5
MDT 220 Diction for Singers 3
MDT 222 Applied Music III 1.5
MDT 231 Harmony III 2
MDT 232 Ear-Training III 2
MDT 235 Keyboard Method III 3 1
MDT 329 Music History before 1750 3
General Education Tier II Course (BIOL 225 recommended) 3
 Credits17
Semester 2
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 173 Opera Workshop 0.5
MDT 223 Applied Music IV 1.5
MDT 233 Harmony IV 3 2
MDT 234 Ear-Training IV 2
MDT 236 Keyboard Method IV 3 1
MDT 330 Music History after 1750 3
LANG 107 Elementary Italian I 3
MDT 166:: EXPLORING WESTERN MUSIC 2 3
 Credits17
Junior
Semester 1
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 173 Opera Workshop .5
MDT 259 Musical Composition 3 2
MDT 268 Computer Music I 3 3
MDT 322 Applied Music V 1.5
MDT 337 Form & Analysis 2
MDT 338 Instrumental & Vocal Arranging 2
MDT 346 Choral Conducting 1
General Education Tier I Course (MDT World Music Course recommended) 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 173 Opera Workshop .5
MDT 324 Applied Music VI 1.5
MDT 342 18th-Century Counterpoint 2
MDT 345 Instrumental Conducting 1
LANG 119 Elementary German I 3
General Education Tier II Course (ECE 212 recommended) 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
 Credits15
Senior
Semester 1
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 137 Vocal Literature 1
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 173 Opera Workshop .5
MDT 422 Applied Music VII 1.5
MDT 5XXAdvanced Music History Course 3
LANG 105 Elementary French I 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
 Credits13
Semester 2
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 173 Opera Workshop .5
MDT 424 Applied Music VIII 1.5
MDT 511 Vocal Pedagogy 3
General Education Tier III Capstone 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits121

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Music Performance -Voice program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive skills and knowledge of music theory, and music history.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive skills and knowledge of musical performance.
  3. Research vocal repertory with respect to style, composer, and performance practice. 
  4. Translate foreign texts, transcribe them into International Phonetic Alphabet symbols (IPA). 
  5. Articulate foreign texts with clear and correct diction. 
  6. Articulate pedagogical skills necessary to function as private voice instructors, and have a thorough understanding of vocal anatomy, physiology, and hygiene.