Vocal Performance Major

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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 101Arts at Illinois1
General Education Requirements
Composition I 4
Advanced Composition 3
Humanities and the Arts - fulfilled by MUS 313 and MUS 3146
Cultural Studies: Western/Comparative Culture(s) 3
Cultural Studies: Non-Western Culture(s) 3
Cultural Studies: US Minority Culture(s)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Quantitative Reasoning I and II 6
Natural Sciences and Technology6
Foreign Language 10-12
Total Hours 241-53

Music Core and Vocal Performance Coursework 

Music Theory and Musicianship
MUS 101Music Theory and Practice I2
MUS 102Music Theory and Practice II2
MUS 201Music Theory and Practice III2
MUS 202Music Theory and Practice IV2
MUS 107Musicianship I2
MUS 108Musicianship II2
MUS 207Musicianship III2
MUS 208Musicianship IV1
Advanced Music Theory6
Musicology
MUS 110Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect2
MUS 313The History of Music I 13
MUS 314The History of Music II3
Advanced Musicology6
Performance Studies
MUS 181Voice12
MUS 481Voice12
Choral Ensemble 28
MUS 172Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I 32
MUS 173Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II 32
MUS 242Elements of Conducting2
Vocal Studies
MUS 120English Diction1
MUS 121Italian Diction1
MUS 122German Diction1
MUS 123French Diction1
MUS 430Applied Music Pedagogy4
French8
German8
Italian8
Piano 48
Junior Recital
Senior Recital
Electives as needed to total 130 hours