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Concentration - Vocal

B.M. in Music

Description

The B.M. in music is offered for students seeking a university education that includes preparation for careers in music teaching or performance. The B.M. degree is available in the following emphases: music performance and music education.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

General Education Requirements

The general education/core requirements for the B.M. degree are different for the two emphasis areas. See the information given in the individual emphasis descriptions.

Course Requirements

To complete the B.M. degree, a student must satisfy the requirements for either a music performance emphasis or a music education emphasis.

Emphasis - Music Performance

Description

The B.M. in music with emphasis in music performance prepares students to become professional musicians (performing as woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrumentalists, pianists or vocalists) and/or for graduate or professional school. This emphasis can be completed with a concentration (option) in piano, instrumental, or vocal as principal instrument.

General Education Requirements

General Education Course Requirements for Emphasis in Music Performance, Concentrations in Piano and Instrumental

Courses                                             Hours

First year composition                               6
English literature survey (221-226)                  6
Modern or ancient language*                          6
Natural science, chosen from biology, chemistry,
   geology, astronomy, physics, or physical          6-8
   science (courses must include laboratories)
His 101, 102 or 105, 106                             6
Mathematics (any mathematics course at the 100-
   level or above except for Math 245 and Math
   246)                                              3

*Students must complete 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern
or ancient language to fulfill this requirement.

General Education Course Requirements for Emphasis in Music Performance, Concentrations in Vocal Principal

Courses                                             Hours

First year composition                               6
English literature survey (221-226)                  3
Modern or ancient language*                          18
Natural science, chosen from biology, chemistry,
   geology, astronomy, physics, or physical          6-8
   science (courses must include laboratories)
His 101, 102 or 105, 106                             6
Mathematics (any mathematics course at the 100-
   level or above except for Math 245 and Math
   246)                                              3

*Modern languages (Italian, French, and German)
One semester each of Elementary Italian I (3 hours) and its corequisite
Practical Review of Elem Italian I (1 hour). Elementary French (6
hours), Elementary German I (3 hours) and its corequisite Practical
Review of Elem German I (1 hour); and one additional semester of either
Elementary Italian II (3 hours) and its corequisite Practical Review of
Elem Italian I (1 hour) or Elementary German II (3 hours) and its
corequisite Practical Review of Elem German II (1 hour).

Course Requirements

Students in the B.M. with emphasis in music performance must complete the course requirements for either the concentration (option) in piano, instrumental, or vocal as principal instrument.

Other Academic Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required on all music courses applied toward the degree. Students must earn at least 18 hours of their major courses in residence.

Concentration - Vocal

Description

The B.M. in music with emphasis in music performance prepares students to become professional musicians (performing as woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrumentalists, pianists or vocalists) and/or for graduate or professional school. This emphasis can be completed with a concentration (option) in piano, instrumental, or vocal as principal instrument.

General Education Requirements

General Education Course Requirements for Emphasis in Music Performance, Concentrations in Vocal Principal

Courses                                             Hours

First year composition                               6
English literature survey (221-226)                  3
Modern or ancient language*                          18
Natural science, chosen from biology, chemistry,
   geology, astronomy, physics, or physical          6-8
   science (courses must include laboratories)
His 101, 102 or 105, 106                             6
Mathematics (any mathematics course at the 100-
   level or above except for Math 245 and Math
   246)                                              3

*Modern languages (Italian, French, and German)
One semester each of Elementary Italian I (3 hours) and its corequisite
Practical Review of Elem Italian I (1 hour). Elementary French (6
hours), Elementary German I (3 hours) and its corequisite Practical
Review of Elem German I (1 hour); and one additional semester of either
Elementary Italian II (3 hours) and its corequisite Practical Review of
Elem Italian I (1 hour) or Elementary German II (3 hours) and its
corequisite Practical Review of Elem German II (1 hour).

Course Requirements

Requirements for the B.M., emphasis in music performance with concentration (option) in vocal principal:

Courses                                                      Hours
Music Performance:
Major instrument, including Voic 342 and 442                 18
Mus 207, 208, 315, 381, 529                                  10
Mus 113, 114, 213, 214 (may be satisfied by proficiency)      8

Ensembles:
Opera Theatre or Production Workshop                          8
Major ensemble (band, chorus, orchestra)                      4
Any ensemble (four semesters)                                 4

Music Theory:
Mus 105, 106, 205, 206, 305, 347 and 505 or 506 or
507 or 508 or 512 or 514                                     18

Music History and Literature:
Mus 104, 301, 302, 303, 304                                  13

Electives:
Music courses, 300 level and above (no ensembles allowed)     2

Other:
Mus 498                                                       0

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.M. in Music

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Engl 101, Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Engl 102, Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours of History with a passing grade.
3 hrs literature survey 3 Complete 3 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Major instrument residence 4 All students must complete at least two semesters of applied study on a single major instrument at or above the 300 level at the University of Mississippi.
Music residency hrs 18 Student must earn at least 18 hours of their major courses in residence.
Select an emphasis 0 Select an emphasis area within the BM in Music program.
Overall Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Resident Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.

Concentration - Vocal

Requirement Hours Description
Mus 113 - C min 2 Complete Mus 113 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 114 - C min 2 Complete Mus 114 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 207 - C min 2 Complete Mus 207 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 208 - C min 2 Complete Mus 208 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 213 - C min 2 Complete Mus 213 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 214 - C min 2 Complete Mus 214 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 303 - C min 2 Complete Mus 303 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 304 - C min 2 Complete Mus 304 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 315 - C min 2 Complete Mus 315 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 381 - C min 2 Complete Mus 381 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 384 - C min 3 Complete Mus 384 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 529 - C min 2 Complete Mus 529 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 342 - C min 1 Complete Voic 342 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 343 - C Min 1 Complete Voic 343 with grade of C or better.
Voic 344 - C Min 1 Complete Voic 344 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 442 - C min 1 Complete Voic 442 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 443 - C Min 1 Complete Voic 443 with a grade of C or better.
Voic 444 - C Min 1 Complete Voic 444 with a grade of C or better.
3 hrs music history/literature 3 Complete at least 3 hours of music history or music literature electives at the 300 level or above. Each courses must be complete with a grade of C or better.
4 semester any ensemble 4 Successfully complete 4 semesters (4-8 hours) of any ensemble with a grade of C or better in each course.
4 semester major ensemble 4 Successfully complete 4 semesters of major ensemble (band, orchestra, or chorus) with a grade of C or better in each course.
Opera theatre/production workshop 8 Complete 8 hours of Opera Theatre or Production Workshop courses with a grade of C or better in each course.
18 hrs modern/ancient lang 200+ 18 Successfully complete at least 18 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.

Emphasis - Music Performance

Requirement Hours Description
Mus 100 6 Student must complete at least 6 semester hours of Mus 100.
Mus 104 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 104 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 105 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 105 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 106 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 106 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 205 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 205 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 206 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 206 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 301 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 301 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 302 - C min 3 Successfully complete Mus 302 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 305 - C min 2 Successfully complete Mus 305 with a grade of C or better.
Mus 347 - C min 1 Successfully complete Mus 347 with a grade of C or better.
Add'l music theory 1 Successfully complete one of the following courses with a grade of C or better: Mus 505, Mus 506, Mus 507, Mus 508, Mus 512, or Mus 514.
6-8 hrs science 6 Complete 6-8 hours of natural science courses with labs from the following areas: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, or astronomy.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.