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Music: Vocal Performance Concentration, B.S.

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NY State Program Code: 04113
HEGIS Code: 1005.00
CIP Code: 50.0901

(46 credits)

The Concentration in Vocal Performance for the Bachelor of Science in Music provides training for young singers in preparation for graduate studies as well as pursuance of professional performance employment and opportunities. Students in this concentration will work with our faculty to develop a varied and primarily solo repertoire that demonstrates a high level of achievement as a singer. Private Instruction in Voice is supplemented by courses in diction, literature, pedagogy, acting, and performance within a small ensemble. All B.S. in Music Majors are required to perform a Senior Recital for their Capstone; students who take this concentration will also be required to perform a half recital during their junior year. Curricular work will be supplemented through involvement in Master Classes offered by professional performers invited by the Department of Music. Vocal Performance Concentration Contact/Adviser: Sidney Marquez Boquiren

General Education

All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements , in addition to the requirements for the major. Students completing the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must also satisfy the University’s foreign language requirement. There is no University requirement for a foreign language for the B.A. degree awarded by other schools of the University or for other bachelor’s degrees such as the B.S. or B.F.A. 

Concentration Requirements

(an additional 16 credits)


Concentrations are not required for major but they do provide training to students in preparation for graduate studies as well as professional activities outside of academia.  A concentration in vocal performance requires an additional 12 credits beyond the 42 credits for a B.S. in Music.

Semester Sequence

Degree: B.S.
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 46
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUA (0195) 110 Theory & Harmony I 3              
MUA (0195) 111 Theory & Harmony II 3              
MUA (0195) 112 Aural Skills & Musicianship I 1              
MUA (0195) 113 Aural Skills & Musicianship II 1                
MUA (0195) 114 Keyboard Proficiency I 1                
MUA (0195) 115 Keyboard Proficiency II 1    ✓              
MUA (0195) 210 Theory & Harmony III 3              
MUA (0195) 211 Theory & Harmony IV 3              
MUA (0195) 212 Aural Skills and Musicianship III 1              
MUA (0195) 213 Aural Skills and Musicianship IV 1                
MUA (0195) 216 Keyboard Proficiency III 1                
MUA (0195) 217 Keyboard Proficiency IV 1        ✓          
MUA (0195) 310 Form and Analysis 3            
MUH (0196) 123 Music History I 3              
MUH (0196) 220 Music History II 3        ✓        
MUH (0196) 223 Music History III 3              
MUH (0196) 290 Arts & Creative Process 3                ✓
MUH (0196) 320 Music History IV 3              
Senior Recital 0              
Private Instruction1 0.5 All eight semesters (4 credits total)
Large Ensemble Performance2 0.5 All eight semesters (4 credits total)
1Students must register each semester for a .5 credit course in any of the following areas:
Piano, Brass, Guitar, String, Percussion, Harpsichord, Woodwind, Voice, Organ
2Students must register each semester for a .5 credit course in any of the following three large ensembles:
Symphony Orchestra, Chorale, Concert Band


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