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UMBC Department of Music
B.A. in Music
Performance / Musicology
In preparation for graduate studies in musicology, students in the performance/musicology emphasis research areas of interest, gaining exposure to research methodology, state-of-the-art research tools, intensive analysis, and critical thinking.
Students carry out research projects as independent study and senior projects during their junior and senior semesters.
Faculty

Core Requirements

All music majors, regardless of emphasis, take a series of core courses.

MUSC 125 Theory I: Basics of Music [3]
MUSC 126 Theory II: Harmony & Voice Leading [3]
MUSC 225 Theory III: Counterpoint [3]
MUSC 226

Theory IV: Expanded Harmony [3]

MUSC 227

Theory V: 20th Century Analysis [3]

   
MUSC 110 Musicianship Lab [1]
MUSC 111

Musicianship Lab II [1]

MUSC 210 Musicianship Lab III [1]
MUSC 211

Musicianship Lab IV [1]

A grade of "B" or better is required for MUSC 211

   
MUSC 178-A

Beginning Keyboard Skills Class [1]

MUSC 178-B Beginning Keyboard Skills Class [1]
MUSC 179-A Intermediate Keyboard Skills Class [1]
MUSC 179-B Intermediate Keyboard Skills Class [1] -

Or demonstrated piano proficiency

A grade of "B" or better is required for MUSC 179-B

   

Eight semesters of MUSC 191 - Recital Preparation [8]

   
MUSC 230 Musics of the World [3]
MUSC 321 Music History I [3]
MUSC 322 Music History II [3]
   
MUSC 380 Introduction to Conducting [3]
   

One elective - upper level, in Music or VPA [3]

Emphasis Requirements

In addition to the core courses listed above, students must complete the following emphasis requirements.

MUSC 193 Performance Studies for Music Majors - Four semesters of individual performance studies at 3 credits each [12]
MUSC 390

Performance Studies for Music Majors - Two semesters of individual performance studies at 3 credits each [6]

MUSC 300-MUSC 310

Ensembles - Eight semesters of ensemble participation [16]

 

Two Semesters [6] chosen from:

MUSC 480

Topics in Music, Art and Society [3]

MUSC 485

Selected Topics in Music History [3]

   
Junior Recital or Performance/Lecture

MUSC 492

 

Project - Students will select an advisor, who will supervise a senior project on a topic related to the student’s area of research. [2]

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