Music Performance (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music and an Emphasis in Performance (Vocal or Instrumental) is designed for students who wish to achieve a high level of proficiency in performance, with a primary focus on the classical tradition. Prospective students for the performance emphasis must be able to read notated music and demonstrate strong technical proficiency in their instrument/voice at the time of audition. Degree candidates receive thorough instruction in music theory and history and take courses in a variety of other disciplines to achieve the breadth of learning that characterizes a liberal arts degree. Candidates demonstrate their achievement in performance at the end of their degree by performing a public recital. For more information about this program, contact Dr. Orit Amy Eylon at eylon@uiwtx.edu.

50-60 credit hours in musicianship

A. 40-43 credit hours of Music theory and history:

MUSI 1110Freshman Music Seminar

MUSI 1191Aural Skills I

MUSI 1192Aural Skills II

MUSI 2193Aural Skills III

MUSI 2194Advanced Aural Skills IV

MUSI 1321Music Theory I

MUSI 1322Music Theory II

MUSI 2323Music Theory III

MUSI 3324Music Theory IV

MUSI 1111Keyboard Skills I

MUSI 1121Keyboard Skills II

MUSI 2110Keyboard Skills III

MUSI 2120Keyboard Skills IV

MUSI 3341Music History I

MUSI 3342Music History II


MUSI 3348Studies in World Music


MUSI 3351Music in Asian Theater


MUSI 4323Form and Analysis

MUSI 4341Research/Writing in Music

MUSI 4344Conducting

MUSI 1110 must be completed twice.  Students pursuing the Vocal Performance emphasis must also complete MUSI 3161, Diction for Singers, and MUSI 3261, Vocal Pedagogy.

B. 20 credit hours of applied and required upper-level Music:

Note: All entering freshmen seeking the Music Performance emphasis must register for either MUAP 1176 or MUAP 1154 and must register for a major ensemble.

14 credit hours of principal instrument, either voice or on principle instrument:

Vocal track:
MUAP 1176Priv Instr I: Voice

MUAP 1177Priv Instr II: Voice

MUAP 2276Priv Instr III: Voice

MUAP 2277Priv Instr IV: Voice

MUAP 3276Priv Instr V: Voice

MUAP 3277Priv Instr: VI Voice

MUAP 4276Priv Instr VII: Voice

MUAP 4277Priv Instr VIII: Voice

Instrumental track:
MUAP 1154Priv Instr I:

MUAP 1155Priv Instr II:

MUAP 2254Priv Instr III:

MUAP 2255Instrumental Priv Instruc IV

MUAP 3254Priv Instr V:

MUAP 3255Instrumental Priv Instruc VI

MUAP 4254Instrumental Priv Instruc VII

MUAP 4255Instrumental Priv Instruc VIII

6 credit hours of major ensembles:

Cardinal Band, Cardinal Chorale, Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble (See Ensemble Policies further in this section)

Recital Requirement

MUAP 4088Recital

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Performance will perform a recital on their principal instrument. See Recital Policies in the UIW Department of Music Student Handbook.

C. Core Curriculum

D. Electives to equal 120 credit hours