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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Performance Major - Piano (Bachelor of Music)


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The Bachelor of Music degree in performance provides professional level performance training for students who intend to pursue careers as performing musicians. The curriculum includes pedagogical coursework, a comprehensive study of instrumental and vocal repertoire, an overview of the ensemble literature associated with their performance area, lyric theater and opera. With an emphasis on applied music study, the program includes courses in the disciplines of music that inform and enrich the performance experience, including music theory and history, analysis, and conducting. The degree prepares students to assume leadership roles as performing artists and independent professional musicians as well as for entrance into graduate degree programs.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

The Nazareth College Department of Music Bachelor of Music in Performance degree program provides students with an educational experience enabling them to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the standard solo and ensemble repertoire for their instrument through musical performance.
  2. Participate in a variety of solo, ensemble and performances in formal and informal settings, demonstrating the highest standards in artistic excellence including technical facility, good tone, and intonation, rhythmic vitality, accuracy and artistic expression.
  3. Attain comprehensive musicianship capabilities enabling independent preparation of performances demonstrating the highest standards in artistic excellence.
  4. Demonstrate a practical and theoretical foundation in the pedagogy related to individual performance areas, including the ability to construct a program of instructions, to evaluate musical performances, diagnose problems and devise solutions.
  5. Demonstrate performance musicianship informed by historical and analytical studies (comprehension of historical styles and performance practice).
  6. Understand and demonstrate the basic principles of their technique with an appreciation for the application of that technique as a means to artistic communication.
  7. Employ and embody the tenets and values of the liberal arts in performance and educational practices within the context of the broad spectrum of liberal arts in the Nazareth College core curriculum.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Performance-Piano requires a minimum of 120 credits.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Music Core (Music Performance-Piano)


Bachelor of Music Core (Music Performance-Piano)


Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance-Piano must take the following (in addition to the courses listed above):

Piano Performance Major Required Courses


In addition to the Cores listed above, Piano Performance students are required to take the following courses:

  • MUP 2V or 2L Performance Secondary Lessons (2 credits total)

Upper Division Music Electives


Elective Requirements by Program

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition - complete three upper division music electives
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Voice) - complete one upper division music electives in Music Theory and one upper division elective in Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Piano, Instrumental) - complete four upper division music electives; at least one must be in Music Theory and one must be in Music History

Music Senior Experience


The culminating senior course for the BM in Music Performance is the Senior Recital Honors, an experiential learning course engaging students in demonstrating the practical application of knowledge and skills acquired in the study of applied music, music history, music theory and the liberal arts.

Sample Program for Music Performance Major - Piano


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUX 099 Music Department Orientation   0 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ENGW 101 Exposition   3 MUS 124 Music Theory II   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 MUS 126 Aural Skills II   1
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 MUS.Q 104 Introduction to World Music  PEQ (3) 3
PEQ (2) 3 PEQ (4) 3
MUS 123 Music Theory I      3 Health and Wellness 0
MUS 125 Aural Skills I   1 MUP 1B Performance Primary Lessons 2
MUG 141 Voice Class I   1 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5 ENS 091 Chamber Players: Piano   0
MUP 1B Performance Primary Lessons 2 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0 MUP 098 Piano Studio   0
MUP 098 Piano Studio   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15.5
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PEQ (5) 3 PEQ (5) Science plus Lab 4
PEQ (6) 3 MUS 224 Music Theory IV   3
MUS 223 Music Theory III   3 MUS 226 Aural Skills IV   1
MUS 225 Aural Skills III   1 MUS 212 The History of Western Music II: 1600 To the Late Nineteenth Century   3
MUP 332 Group Piano Techniques   1 MUG 331 Functional Piano for Music Therapists  or
MUG 333 Keyboard Score Reading  
1
MUS 211 The History of Western Music I: Antiquity to 1600   3 MUS 272 Introduction to Conducting  
MUP 1B Performance Primary Lessons 2 MUX 296 Sophomore Recital Keyboard Guitar   0
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 MUP 1B Performance Primary Lessons 2
ENS 091 Chamber Players: Piano   0 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0 ENS 091 Chamber Players: Piano   0
MUP 098 Piano Studio   0 MUP 098 Piano Studio   0
  0 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
    MUX 226 Sight-Singing Proficiency Exam   0
    MUX 232 Keyboard Proficiency Exam   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15.5
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PEQ (8) 3 MUP 433 Collaborative Piano   1
MUS 317 The History of Western Music III: Music Since 1900   3 MUS 4__ Upper Division Music Theory Elective 3
MUP 313 Piano Literature I   3 MUS 372 Instrumental Conducting  (or take MUS 371/L in the fall) (2)
MUS 371 Choral Conducting /MUS 371L  (or take MUS 372 in Spring) (2) MUP 314 Piano Literature II   3
MUP 431 Piano Pedagogy I   2 MUP 2V/2L Performance Secondary Lesson (organ/harpsichord) 1
MUP 2V/2L Performance Secondary Lesson (organ/harpsichord) 1 MUP 1B Performance Primary Lessons 3
MUP 1B Performance Primary Lessons 3 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 ENS 091 Chamber Players: Piano  
ENS 091 Chamber Players: Piano   0 MUP 461 Studio Teaching I   1
MUP 098 Piano Studio   0 MUP 098 Piano Studio   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15.5-
17.5
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 12.5-
14.5
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
MUS 4__ Upper Division Music Theory Elective 3 MUS 3/4__ Upper Division Music Theory Elective 3
MUP 1B Performance Primary Lessons 3 MUS 3/4__ Upper Division Music Theory Elective  3
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 MUX 496 Senior Recital Honors Keyboard Guitar   0
ENS 091 Chamber Players: Piano   0 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
MUP 098 Piano Studio   0 MUP 1B Performance Primary Lessons 3
    MUP 098 Piano Studio   0
    ENS 091 Chamber Players: Piano   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 12.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 12.5

 

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