University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Music Performance (Bachelor of Music)


The Bachelor or Music program, with concentration in performance, is designed for talented students who wish to pursue a career in music as a performer. To earn the degree, students must demonstrate technical competence, and a broad knowledge of musical style and literature. Performance as a soloist and in ensembles is key. Admission is through audition at the end of the freshman year.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Students must complete the degree requirements (40 credits) for the Bachelor of Arts with concentration in performance (see Music B.A.), and these additional 40 hours:

  • Ensembles [14 credits]
  • Applied lessons [4 credits]
  • Secondary instrument or voice (four semesters of half-hour lessons) [4 credits]
  • Sophomore Recital/Performance Seminar [1 credit]
  • Junior Recital [1 credit]
  • Senior Recital (in addition to the one hour credit given for MU 250) [1 credit]
  • World Music [3 credits]
  • Electronic Music [3 credits]
  • Music electives (pedagogy courses strongly recommended) [9 credits]



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