PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION (Bachelor of Arts)

Those seeking a professional performance career in classical music can do so through the Department of Music, which offers a B.A degree in performance. Music students have a range of performance opportunities throughout the year.  In addition to participating in at least one of the department's more than 20 ensembles, all students specializing in performance present both junior and senior recitals and perform in the department's noon concert series.

PREPARATION FOR THE MAJOR

Level 3 of French, German, Italian, or Spanish – To be satisfied by a level 3 college course or placement examination.

    Units
Music M10ABC     Intro to Music: History, Culture, Creativity
Note: Grade of “C-” or better required for each course 
12
Music 20ABC Music Theory I, II, III
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
9
Music 60A-65 Undergraduate Instruction in Performance 12
Music C90A-N, C90Q-90S Performance Organizations – as assigned by the Chair or
designated faculty member (utilizing student’s major instrument)
12

THE MAJOR
    Units
Music 120ABC Music Theory IV, V, VI
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
12
Music 140ABC  History and Analysis of Western Music
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
15 
Music 160A-165 Instruction in Performance 12
Music C175 Chamber Ensembles  4
Electives  To be selected from any upper division ethnomusicology, music, or 
music history courses.
8
Required Junior and Senior Recitals   


UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 51

TOTAL UPPER DIVISION AND LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 96