Lyric Theatre: Performance, BMA

for the degree of Bachelor of Musical Arts Major in Lyric Theatre, Performance Concentration


department website: https://music.illinois.edu

department faculty: Music Faculty


college catalog page: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: https://www.faa.illinois.edu/


In addition to the Music and Lyric Theatre core areas, students who choose the Performance Concentration must also complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours of coursework within the concentration. Students may choose a combination of the below courses in consultation with and approval of their advisor.

for the degree of Bachelor of Musical Arts Major in Performance


General Education and College Orientation 

Orientation to Arts at Illinois
FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
General Education Requirements
Composition I4
Advanced Composition3
Humanities and the Arts 16
Cultural Studies: Western/Comparative Culture(s) 23
Cultural Studies: Non-Western Culture(s) 23
Cultural Studies: US Minority Culture(s) 23
Natural Sciences and Technology6
Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Quantitative Reasoning I and II6
Foreign Language0-12
Total Hours41-53

Music Core Coursework

Music Theory and Musicianship
MUS 101Music Theory and Practice I2
MUS 102Music Theory and Practice II2
MUS 201Music Theory and Practice III2
MUS 107Musicianship I2
MUS 108Musicianship II2
MUS 207Musicianship III2
MUS 208Musicianship IV1
Musicology
MUS 110Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect2
MUS 313The History of Music I 13
MUS 314The History of Music II 13
Performance Studies
Ensemble 38
MUS 181Voice8
MUS 172Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I 42
MUS 173Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II 42
MUS 454Advanced Keyboard Skills I 42
Total Hours 539-41

 Performance Concentration

Minimum required major and supporting course work: In addition to the Music and Lyric Theatre core areas, students who choose the Performance Concentration must also complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours of coursework within the concentration. Students may choose a combination of the below courses in consultation with and approval of their advisor.


Required courses
Additional Dance Courses (DANC)4
THEA 270Relationships in Acting I3
an additional acting course3
MUS 468Lyric Studio (Section B)2
Total hours required for concentration12
Suggested Electives for the Performance Concentration
DANC 104Making Dances2
DANC 111Cultural Dance Forms2
DANC 212Musical Theater Dance1
DANC 259Contact Improv for Act/Mus/Dan1
DANC 268Music Theory for Dancers3
KIN 130Analysis of Basic Movement2
MUS 122German Diction1
MUS 123French Diction1
MUS 242Elements of Conducting2
MUS 411Genre Studies in Musicology3
MUS 474Vocal Repertoire I1
MUS 475Vocal Repertoire II1
THEA 110Broadway Musicals3
THEA 220Survey of Theatrical Design3
THEA 360History of Theatre I4
THEA 361History of Theatre II4
Additional Foreign Language