Vocal Performance Major
The primary applied subject in this major includes both private lessons in voice and classes in vocal diction.
At least eight semester hours each in the Italian, French, and German languages are required for the voice major. A student who has not completed at least two years of Italian in high school should take Italian during the first year. Completion of this requirement does not complete the campus general education language requirement, which is twelve semester hours.
Third- and fourth-year students must present satisfactory public junior and senior recitals as part of the requirements for the Vocal Performance Major within the Bachelor of Music degree.
General Education and College Orientation
|Orientation to Arts at Illinois|
|FAA 101||Arts at Illinois||1|
|General Education Requirements|
|Humanities and the Arts - fulfilled by MUS 313 and MUS 314||6|
|Cultural Studies: Western/Comparative Culture(s)||3|
|Cultural Studies: Non-Western Culture(s)||3|
|Cultural Studies: US Minority Culture(s)||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||6|
|Quantitative Reasoning I and II||6|
|Natural Sciences and Technology||6|
|Foreign Language 1||0-12|
|Total Hours 2||41-53|
The Language Requirement may be satisfied by successfully completing a third-semester college-level course in a language other than English; successful completion, in high school, of the third year of a language other than English; or demonstrating proficiency at the third-semester level in a language proficiency examination approved by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the appropriate department.
Six hours of general education requirements in the Humanities and the Arts are met by courses required in the BMUS degree (MUS 313 and MUS 314).
Music Core and Vocal Performance Coursework
|Music Theory and Musicianship|
|MUS 101||Music Theory and Practice I||2|
|MUS 102||Music Theory and Practice II||2|
|MUS 201||Music Theory and Practice III||2|
|MUS 202||Music Theory and Practice IV||2|
|MUS 107||Musicianship I||2|
|MUS 108||Musicianship II||2|
|MUS 207||Musicianship III||2|
|MUS 208||Musicianship IV||1|
|Advanced Music Theory||6|
|MUS 110||Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect||2|
|MUS 313||The History of Music I 1||3|
|MUS 314||The History of Music II||3|
|Choral Ensemble 2||8|
|MUS 172||Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I 3||2|
|MUS 173||Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II 3||2|
|MUS 242||Elements of Conducting||2|
|MUS 120||English Diction||1|
|MUS 121||Italian Diction||1|
|MUS 122||German Diction||1|
|MUS 123||French Diction||1|
|MUS 430||Applied Music Pedagogy||4|
Electives as needed to total 130 hours
All students are required to enroll in at least one approved choral performance ensemble each semester in residence, with a maximum of 16 semester hours of such ensemble applicable to the Bachelor of Music degree. For a listing of approved ensembles, please refer to the Undergraduate Music Handbook.
All students must demonstrate keyboard competency by examination when they matriculate or by enrolling in MUS 172 and/or MUS 173.
Courses include MUS 174, MUS 175 and MUS 180.