Apr 18, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21

Instrumental Performance Major (B.Mus.)


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Major code BM5053

College of Fine Arts  
Music, School of  
Glidden Hall 440
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4244
Fax: 740.593.4255

Christopher Hayes, contact person
hayesc1@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Ohio University’s performance faculty provides comprehensive study through private instruction, large and small ensemble experiences, chamber music, pedagogy and literature courses, and master classes. The Bachelor of Music performance degree curriculum is rooted in applied music study with significant components in practical and academic skills. The degree program is designed for students demonstrating exceptional talent, technical aptitude, potential to interpret advanced repertoire, and those who are ready to commit to the rigorous preparation necessary to fully develop their artistic talents and abilities.

Instumental Performance majors develop the ability to perform repertoire from all periods available to his or her instrument or voice. Experience in solo, chamber music, and large ensemble performance is required.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All undergraduates, whether prospective freshmen or transfer students, are required to audition for admission to the degree programs offered by the School of Music. In general, students may not pursue coursework in the major until they have successfully auditioned and been admitted to a music degree program.

Change of Program Policy

Students currently attending Ohio University who wish to declare a major in music are required to audition for admission to the School of Music before they may declare the major.

External Transfer Admission

All undergraduates, whether prospective freshmen or transfer students, are required to audition for admission to the degree programs offered by the School of Music. In general, students may not pursue coursework in the major until they have successfully auditioned and been admitted to a music degree program.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The program is a pre-professional course of study that prepares students to pursue advanced graduate degree programs in performance, to engage in professional performance activities, or to establish private teaching studios. The discipline and critical insights gained from pursuing a professional degree in music can also have implications for other career options.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Total Hours Required


The Bachelor of Music with major in Instrumental Performance requires a minimum of 124 hours.

Aural Skills, Music Theory, and Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses during freshman and sophomore years:

Music Theory


Complete the following courses:

Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses:

Class Piano


Complete the following courses:

Ensemble


Complete 8 semesters of large ensemble for 1 hour each semester. Music majors must perform in a large ensemble every semester in residence. See School of Music Undergraduate Handbook for ensembles appropriate to the principal instrument and major.

Chamber Music


Complete six semesters of an appropriate music ensemble for 0.5 hours per semester for all areas except strings. String performers are required to take chamber music for eight semesters for 0.5 hours per semester.

Performance Lab


Complete 6 semesters of the following course:

Principal Instrument


Complete 4 hours per semester for 8 semesters on the principal instrument for the major.

Instrumentation


Complete the following course:

Conducting


Complete the following courses

Recital


Both of the following courses are required for the completion of the program. Completion of both courses will comprise a Tier III equivalency.

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