Wayne State University

Performance Curriculum

Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Performance

About the major: The concentration in performance provides students with rigorous training and ample performance opportunities with a focus in developing skills for those interested in having a career as a solo artist or professional musician.
 
Career opportunities: Students who pursue a major in music with a concentration in performance may be preparing for careers as a solo artist or professional musician. Additional study at the graduate level is usually encouraged for those seeking a performance career.
 
Requirements:
Download a Curriculum Guide for Performance (PDF) by instrument below:
General Education Requirement  
MUH 1345 Music Cultures (to satisfy the Global Learning distribution requirement) 3
Other requirements (i.e. Basic Composition, Oral Communication, etc.) 32
Piano Competency, Applied Music, and Ensembles  
MUA 1795 Piano Skills I 2
MUA 2795 Piano Skills II 2
Eight terms of appropriate MUP courses (major instrument or voice, three credits per term - total twenty-four credits). See MUP course table (Major Private Instruction Courses) for course numbers. 24
Select eight terms of major ensemble (must be elected concurrently with MUP private instruction) of the following: 8
MUA 2800 University Bands 1
MUA 2810 University Symphony Orchestra 1
MUA 2840 Choral Union 1
MUA 2850 Concert Chorale 1
General Lectures and Concerts  
MUA 0900 General Lectures and Concerts (four terms) 0
Music History, Theory, and Technology  
MUH 3310 Music History and Literature I 3
MUH 3320 Music History and Literature II 3
MUH 3330 Music History and Literature III 3
MUT 1140 Theory I 3
MUT 1150 Ear Training I 1
MUT 1160 Theory II 3
MUT 1170 Ear Training II 1
MUT 2140 Theory III 3
MUT 2150 Ear Training III 1
MUT 2160 Theory IV 3
MUT 2170 Ear Training IV 1
MUT 5997 Analytical Techniques 3
MUA 2500 Music Technology 3
Performance Major Requirements  
MUT 2100 Counterpoint 2
MUH 5350 Performance Literature and Pedagogy 3
MUP 4470 Junior Recital 1 0
MUP 4480 Senior Recital 1 0
MUP (appropriate) secondary instrument 2
Specific concentration requirements  
Select from the following majors: 6-8
Piano Majors  
MUT 2030 Keyboard Harmony I 1
MUT 2040 Keyboard Harmony II 1
MUT 3000 Orchestration 2
MUA 2880 Chamber Music and Special Ensembles (4 req.) 4
Organ Majors  
MUT 2030 Keyboard Harmony I 1
MUT 2040 Keyboard Harmony II 1
MUA 5730 Harpsichord Class 4
MUA 2880 Chamber Music and Special Ensembles 1
Brass, Classic Guitar, Percussion, Strings, and Woodwinds Majors  
MUA 3670 Conducting Techniques I 2
MUT 3000 Orchestration 2
MUA 2880 Chamber Music and Special Ensembles 4
Voice Majors  
MUH 5370 Diction and Song Literature I 3
MUH 5380 Diction and Song Literature II 3
Demonstrate proficiency in two foreign languages selected in consultation with program advisor  
Electives  
Select 3-7 credits of music and non-music electives in consultation with the program advisor 3-7
Total Credits 120
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Note: MUP 4470 and MUP 4480 must be elected concurrently with MUP Major Private Instruction.

Electives: Music and non-music electives selected in consultation with the program advisor (3-7 Credits)

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