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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 pedagogy coursework, a comprehensive study of the keyboard repertoire, and an overview of the ensemble literature associated with the piano. 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 independent professional musicians and 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 and ensemble 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.

Music Performance Core (Piano)


  • MUS 019 - Concert Attendance Credits: 0 (4 semesters)
  • MUS 099 - Music Department Orientation Credits: 0
  • MUP__ - 20 credit hours of applied music
  • ENS 08_ - 8 semesters of major ensembles

Bachelor of Music Core for Music Performance Major - Piano


In addition to the Music Core listed above, students pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree must take the following:

Required Courses for Music Performance Major - Piano


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 & Literature
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History & Literature
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History & Literature
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Voice) - complete one upper division music electives in Music Theory and one upper division elective in Music History & Literature
  • 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 & Literature

Music Senior Experience


The Music Senior Experience allows students an opportunity to integrate their academic and performance training in music with the broad-based liberal arts curriculum of Nazareth College. It includes a publicly performed senior recital/project and a written component that reflects upon the integration of music and the liberal arts tradition.

Sample Program for Music Performance Major - Piano


Freshman Year


  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 9
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0
  • Performance Primary Lesson (MUP 1B) Credits: 4
  • MUP 2A Secondary Performance Instrument Voice Credits: 1
  • Major Ensemble (ENS __ ) Credits: 1

As well as:

Sophomore Year


  • Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway Credits: 0
  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 10
  • Performance Primary Lesson (MUP 1B) Credits: 4
  • Major Ensemble (ENS __) Credits: 1

As well as:

Junior Year


  • Major Ensemble (ENS 0_ ) Credits: 1
  • Performance Primary Lesson (MUP 1B) Credits: 6
  • Upper Division Music Theory (MUS 4_) Credits: 3
  • Performance Secondary Lesson (MUP 2V/2L) Credits: 2

As well as:

Senior Year


  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 9
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME)  Credits: 0
  • Upper Division Music History (4_) Credits: 3
  • Upper Division Music Elective (300/400 level) Credits: 6
  • Performance Primary Lesson (MUP 1B) Credits: 6
  • Major Ensemble (ENS 0_ ) Credits: 1

As well as:

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