B.M. in Performance – Vocal

Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance Concentration

ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI): Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses.  At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study.  At least two of the four courses must be at the 3000-4000 level.

Oral Communication (OC):  Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses.  At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.

Information Technology (T):  Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100 "Using Information Technology" during their first calendar year prior to accumulating 33 semester credit hours at ETSU.  In addition, students must complete at least one information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.

TBR General Education Requirements (41-42 credits)
ENGL 1010 - Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3)
ENGL 1020 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3)
Communication: Oral Communications (3)
Mathematics (3-4)
Natural Science (8)
HIST 2010 - The United States to 1877 (3)
HIST 2020 - The United States Since 1877 (3)
Literature (3)
Fine Arts (3)
Humanities (3)
Social/Behavorial Sciences (6)


Music Core (28 credits)
MUSC 1410 - Theory I (2)

MUSC 1411 - Aural Skills I (1)
MUSC 1420 - Theory II (2)
MUSC 1421 - Aural Skills II (1)
MUSC 2410 - Theory III (2)
MUSC 2411 - Aural Skills III (1)
MUSC 2420 - Theory IV (2)
MUSC 2421 - Aural Skills IV (1)
MUSC 2540 - Music History I (3) (OC)
MUSC 2550 - Music Hist. II (3)
MUSC 3540 - Music History III (3) (WI)
MUSC 3550 - Music History IV (3) (WI)
MUSC 3570 - Intro to Conducting (2)
MUSC 4600 - Orchestration & Arranging (2) (T)

Vocal Performance Concentration (51 credits)
MUSC 2010 - Class Piano III (1)

MUSC 2020 - Class Piano IV (1)
MUSC 2710 - Diction I (1)
MUSC 2720 - Diction II (1)
MUSC 3420 - Counterpoint (3)
MUSC 3580 - Choral Conducting (2)
MUSC 4601 - Vocal Pedagogy (3)
MUSC 4720 - Art Song Literature (2)
MUSC 4730 - Choral Literature (3)
Applied Music (minimum 16 credit hours)
Major Ensemble (minimum 8 semesters)
Free Electives (4)
Foreign Language - (Two semesters of French, German, or Italian ... may not be the same language studied in high school)

Performance Requirement:   All music majors, regardless of concentration, must perform a 30-minute half recital.  Music performance majors must also perform an hour-long full recital. 

Sight Reading Proficiency :  Music majors must successfully pass two sight-reading proficiency examinations.  This is taken as part of the end of semester jury examination for advancement from one level to another.  

Piano Proficiency :  All music majors are required to meet minimum proficiency levels on piano.  Beginning with the first semester of residence, music majors must enroll for piano study either through group keyboard classes for through private lessons and continue every semester until the piano proficiency examination is passed.

Ensemble :  Performing experience in ensembles is a vital part of the training of all musicians.  Thus, all music majors are required to participate in an ensemble every semester of full-time enrollment.  Wind and percussion majors in music education concentration must be in band (Wind Ensemble or Concert Band); performance majors may substitute orchestra; string majors perform in orchestra; voice majors perform in university chorale; and keyboard majors must enroll in accompanying.

Advising :  All music majors will be assigned an academic advisor upon entrance to the degree program.  Students should consult the Music Major Program Guidesheets (in the Main Office) for specific course requirements required in the Bachelor of Music degree.  All majors must be advised prior to registration each semester.


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