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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance Major - Organ


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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 the repertoire for their primary instrument, and an overview of the ensemble literature associated with their performance area. 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.

In addition, students in the Organ Performance program will be prepared to take the exams for the AGO.

Music Core


All students in the Music Department must take:
  • Minimum 9 credits in upper division Music Theory or History and Literature courses (300 or 400 level)
  • Hour private lessons (MUP 1_) - 8 Semesters
  • Choir, Band, or Orchestra (ENS 08_) - 8 Semesters (7 semesters for Music Education students)
  • MUS 019 - Concert Attendance Credits: 0
  • MUS 099 - Freshman Orientation Credits: 0 (6 noon sessions)
As well as:

Bachelor of Music Core


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 - Organ


In addition to the Cores listed above, Organ Performance students are required to take the following courses.

Elective Courses for Music Performance Major - Organ


From the list below, students select five upper division music electives; three should be  history courses, two should be theory courses. Performance electives may also be selected.

Performance Electives for Performance Majors


  • Choir, band, orchestra, jazz band, jazz choir, opera workshop, chamber ensembles (ENS 0__)
  • Secondary lessons (MUP 2_)

Music Senior Experience


The Music Senior Experience allows the student 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 - Organ


Freshman Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 9
  • Performance Major (MUP 1V - Organ) Credits: 4
  • Major Ensemble (ENS 08_ ) Credits: 1
  • Physical Education (two semesters) Credits: 0
As well as:

Sophomore Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 6
  • Performance Major (MUP 1V - Organ) Credits: 4
  • Performance Minor (MUP 2B - Piano) Credits: 2
  • Performance Minor (MUP 2L - Harpsichord) Credits: 1
  • Major Ensemble (ENS 08_ ) Credits: 1
As well as:

Junior Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 3
  • Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • Major Ensemble (ENS 08_ )Credits: 1
  • Minor Ensemble (ENS ___ ) Credits: 0
  • Performance Major (MUP 1V - Organ) Credits: 6
  • Performance Minor (MUP 2A - Piano) Credits: 2
  • Upper Division Music History (400 level) Credits: 3
  • Upper Division Music Theory (400 level) Credits: 3
As well as:

Senior Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 3
  • Perspectives II Credits: 6
  • Upper Division Music History (400 level) Credits: 6
  • Upper Division Music Theory (400 level) Credits: 3
  • Performance Major (MUP 1V - Organ) Credits: 6
  • Performance Minor (MUP 2L - Harpsichord) Credits: 1
  • Major Ensemble (ENS 08_ ) Credits: 1
As well as:

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