Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance

Mission

The mission of the Music Performance program at North Greenville University is to offer a music/liberal arts-based curriculum which leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance. In keeping with the institution’s Statement of Purpose, this program seeks to enable students to integrate academic discipline, Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience by offering course work that produces well-rounded Christian musicians for the future.

The goals of the Music Performance program at North Greenville University are that upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance the graduate: 1) will have the skills to perform professionally, and 2) will have the music skills necessary to enroll in graduate school and remain in good standing in graduate school.

Requirements

In addition to university admission requirements, the school of music has specific admission requirements for the Music Performance major in each area of specialization: voice, organ, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and piano.

Voice

Acceptance/admission into the vocal performance major is determined by the music faculty. A student will normally be admitted into the vocal performance degree program only after he or she has completed one or two semesters of study as a voice major at North Greenville University. In all cases, admission into the voice performance degree program will be determined by audition for a jury of no fewer than three music faculty persons, two of whom must be voice faculty.

Organ

Acceptance/admission into the organ performance major is determined after an audition/interview with the organ professor and two other music faculty usually after at least one semester of organ study. Continuance is based on jury and student recital performance, and recommendation of the major professor.

Brass

Acceptance/admission into the performance major is usually determined after an audition/interview with the brass professor and two other music faculty after at least one semester of brass study. Continuance is based on jury and student recital performance, and recommendation of the major professor.

Woodwinds

Acceptance/admission into the performance major is usually determined after an audition/interview with the woodwinds professor and two other music faculty after at least one semester of woodwinds study. Continuance is based on jury and student recital performance, and recommendation of the major professor.

Percussion

Acceptance/admission into the performance major is usually determined after an audition/interview with the percussion professor and two other music faculty after at least one semester of percussion study. Continuance is based on jury and student recital performance, and recommendation of the major professor.

Piano

Acceptance/admission into the performance major is usually determined after an audition/interview with the piano professor and two other music faculty after at least one semester of piano study. Continuance is based on jury and student recital performance and recommendation of the major professor.

Strings

The university does not offer the Music Performance degree in strings.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance

General Education Requirements

CHST 13xx    6 hours
ENGL 1310, 1320    6 hours
ENGL LIT    3 hours
HIST    3 hours
MATH 1310 (or higher)                        3 hours    
NATURAL SCIENCE                        8 hours    
FOREIGN LANGUAGE*    6 hours
SOCIAL SCIENCE                            3 hours    
PHED 1200    2 hours
COLL 1100/HNRS 1210    1 (2) hours
TOTAL    41-42 hours

Major course requirements

Applied Principle**     24 hours

MU 1100 (Ensemble-Each Semester)    8 hours
MUAPL 11XX (Sec. Inst. Lessons)                    4 hours    
MUSC 1320 (Intro to Music and Art)                    3 hours    
MUSC 1430, 1440, 2430, 2440 (Music Theory)                  16 hours    
MUSC 2350, Computer Technology for Musicians            3 hours    
MUSC 2240 (Basic Conducting)    2 hours
MUSC 3220 (Fundamentals of Vocal Pedagogy)    2 hours
MUSC 3310, 3320 (Music History)    6 hours
MUSC 3330 (Form and Analysis)    3 hours
MUSC 3340 (Advanced Conducting)    3 hours
MUSC 4330 (Orchestration)    3 hours
MUSC 4340 (18th Counterpoint)    3 hours
MUSC 4390 (Post Nineteenth Century Music)    3 hours
MUSC 3110 (Opera Workshop)***    1 hour
MUSC 3200 (Lit. of the Instrument)    2 hours
MUSC 3210 (Diction)***    2 hours

Recital/Seminar Attendance    0 hours

TOTAL    83-88 hours

Total General Education    41-42 hours
Total Music Courses    83-88 hours
Total Electives    3-5  hours
Total Hours for Degree    129-133 hours

* Excludes Germ 1315 and 1325
** Junior Recital- 30 minutes/ Senior Recital – 50 minutes
*** Voice majors only
- All music majors are required to participate in ensembles as assigned by the music faculty each semester.  Students should participate in large and small ensembles.
- A minimum grade of “C” is required for any courses submitted for fulfillment of major     requirement.
- All students at North Greenville University must earn one credit hour for Chapel and Cultural Events for each semester of full-time enrollment in addition to the above hours.
- All non-keyboard principals must pass the keyboard proficiency exam.
* All music majors are required to take applied lessons through the degree program, unless practice teaching.  These may count as elective credits.