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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Music Performance (B.Mus.)

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Program: Bachelor of Music in Performance
Department of Music
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Rhinehart Music Center 144 ~ 260-481-6714 ~ ipfw.edu/vpa/music

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

• Students will demonstrate knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze musical forms, structures, and styles; to create within basic musical structures; and to relate theoretical concepts to sound.

• Students will demonstrate performance ability as ensemble members, as conductors, and as soloists on both a primary instrument and a secondary instrument.

• Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history and literature of western and non-western music, with an understanding of the social, political and cultural impacts which shaped music history.

• Students will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing appropriate technology to notate and create music, to investigate and report scholarly research, and to support the specific demands of their professional degrees.

The Bachelor of Music program provides an opportunity for an advanced performer to earn a performance degree in voice, winds, orchestral strings, piano, guitar, or percussion. Student learning outcomes specific to the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree are as follows:

• Performance majors will demonstrate the ability to perform at a high level of accomplishment as soloists and collaborating musicians in settings appropriate to their instrument of expertise.

To earn the Bachelor of Music, one must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8) and the music core, and satisfactorily complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in each music course.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Performance Studies Credits: 28

Applied Primary (includes recital) Credits: 16

Non-keyboard Concentrations take:

Keyboard Concentrations take:

Ensembles Credits: 8

Piano Performance majors take major ensembles for 6 semesters and

Professional Music Courses and Free Electives Credits: 26

Piano Majors (26 credits)

  • Piano ensemble/piano chamber ensemble Credits:  2

  • Keyboard literature Credits: 6

  • Piano pedagogy Credits: 3

  • Elective music Credits: 6

  • Free elective Credits: 9

Voice Majors (26 credits)

  • Song literature Credits: 3

  • Foreign language Credits: 8

  • Diction Credits: 4

  • Vocal pedagogy Credits: 3

  • Opera Ensemble Credits: 2

  • Elective music Credits: 3

  • Free elective Credits: 3

Brass, Wind, Orchestral String, and Percussion Majors (26 credits)

  • Instrumental literature Credits: 3

  • Instrumental pedagogy Credits: 2

  • Additional ensembles Credits: 6
    Refer to Department of Music Handbook for specific requirements

  • Elective music Credits: 6

  • Free elective Credits: 9

Guitar Majors (26 Credits)

  • Guitar literature Credits: 3
  • Guitar pedagogy Credits: 2
  • Additional ensemble Credits: 2
  • Elective music Credits: 10
  • Free elective Credits: 9

Total Credits: 120

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