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Music and Dance


BM - Bachelor of Music, Concentration in Performance

The Bachelor of Music in Performance program is designed for the student with a career goal as a professional singer or instrumentalist and teacher. In addition to the core courses, specific courses include weekly private lessons with outstanding professors, participation in choral ensembles, opera theater, symphonic band, symphony orchestra along with small ensemble and solo performance opportunities. Students are expected to present both a junior and senior recital. A grade of C- or better is required in all music courses.


Course Requirements

General Education Requirements42
Of the 51 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Preparation for the Major6-15
MUSC 019. Music in World CulturesC13
MUSC 120. Worlds of JazzS3
Students must also satisfy piano proficiency; this requirement may be satisfied with completion of MUSC 025A, MUSC 025B, and MUSC 025C0-3
Requirement of the Major70
Core Courses40
MUSC 001A. Music Systems IA2
MUSC 001B. Music Systems IB1
MUSC 002A. Music Systems IIA2
MUSC 002B. Music Systems IIB1
MUSC 003A. Music Systems IIIA2
MUSC 003B. Music Systems IIIB1
MUSC 004A. Music Systems IVA2
MUSC 004B. Music Systems IVB1
MUSC 012. Medieval and Renaissance Music3
MUSC 013. Music Technology1
MUSC 110. Baroque and Classical Music History3
MUSC 111. Romantic and Modern Music History3
Complete eight units from:
MUSC 029. Electro-Acoustics1-2
MUSC 030. Piano1-2
MUSC 031. Harpsichord or Organ1-2
MUSC 032. Organ1-2
MUSC 033. Voice1-2
MUSC 034. Strings1-2
MUSC 035. Woodwinds1-2
MUSC 036. Brass1-2
MUSC 037. Percussion1-2
MUSC 038. Composition1-2
Complete four units from:
MUSC 129. Electro-Acoustics1-2
MUSC 130. Piano1-2
MUSC 131. Harpsichord1-2
MUSC 132. Organ1-2
MUSC 133. Voice1-2
MUSC 134. Strings1-2
MUSC 135. Woodwinds1-2
MUSC 136. Brass1-2
MUSC 137. Percussion1-2
MUSC 138. Composition1-2
Complete four units from:
MUSC 050A. ENS: Concert Choir1
MUSC 052. ENS: Opera Theater1
MUSC 053. ENS: University Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 054. ENS: Symphonic Band1
MUSC 060T. ENS: Wind Ensemble1
Complete four units from:
MUSC 150A. ENS: Concert Choir1
MUSC 152. ENS: Opera Theater1
MUSC 153. ENS: Unviersity Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 154. ENS: Symphonic Band1
MUSC 160T. Wind Ensemble1
Complete two units from:
MUSC 040A. Jazz Improvisation - I2
MUSC 140B. Jazz Improvisation-II2
MUSC 140C. Jazz Improvisation-III2
MUSC 148A. Improvisational Traditions of the World - Africa and Diaspora2
MUSC 148B. Improvisational Traditions of the World - Asia2
Performance Concentration22
Conducting and Upper Division Music Theory8
MUSC 147A. Beginning Conducting2
Complete two courses from:
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 104. Counterpoint3
Applied Requirements, By Advisement14
Choose an area of specialization below. Area specializations are a cluster of courses departments use for advising purposes, they will not appear on transcripts or diplomas. See Advisor for more details.
Voice14
Voice students must complete a language proficiency in either Italian or French. This may be satisfied with four years of secondary study, a proficiency exam, or one year of college study
MUSC 041A. Applied Lyric Diction1
MUSC 041B. Applied Lyric Diction1
MUSC 142. REP: Art Song Repertoire1
Students must take MUSC 142 twice for a total of 2 units.
MUSC 144. REP: Solo Lit., Performance, Pedagogy1
Students must take MUSC 144 four times for a total of 4 units.
Complete three units from:
MUSC 025C. Piano Proficiency III1
MUSC 060A. ENS: Choraliers1
MUSC 160A. ENS: Choraliers1
MUSC 060D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 160D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 144. REP: Solo Lit., Performance, Pedagogy1
Complete three units from:
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 104. Counterpoint3
MUSC 112. Historical Periods in Western Music3
MUSC 116. Aspects of Twentieth Century Music3
MUSC 124. Special Topics in Music History/Literature1-3
MUSC 147B. Advanced Conducting: Instrumental2
MUSC 147C. Advanced Conducting: Choral2
MUSC 180. Individual Studies1-2
MUSC 190A. Honors Project1
MUSC 190B. Honors Project1
Keyboard14
MUSC 144. REP: Solo Lit., Performance, Pedagogy1
Students must take MUSC 144 six times for a total of 6 units.
MUSC 145. REP: Performance Concepts1-3
MUSC 146A. Pedagogy - Piano2
Complete four units from:
MUSC 060D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 060J. ENS: String Ensemble1
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 104. Counterpoint3
MUSC 112. Historical Periods in Western Music3
MUSC 116. Aspects of Twentieth Century Music3
MUSC 124. Special Topics in Music History/Literature1-3
MUSC 143. REP: Collaborative Keyboard Performance1
MUSC 144. REP: Solo Lit., Performance, Pedagogy1
MUSC 147B. Advanced Conducting: Instrumental2
MUSC 160D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 160J. ENS: String Ensemble1
MUSC 180. Individual Studies1-2
MUSC 190A. Honors Project1
MUSC 190B. Honors Project1
Symphonic Instrumental14
MUSC 060B. ENS: Chamber Orchestra1
MUSC 060D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 060H. ENS: Percussion Ensemble1
MUSC 060J. ENS: String Ensemble1
MUSC 060K. ENS: Brass Ensemble1
MUSC 060L. ENS: Woodwind Ensemble1
MUSC 060M. ENS: Saxophone Ensemble1
MUSC 160B. ENS: Chamber Orchestra1
MUSC 160D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 160H. ENS: Percussion Ensemble1
MUSC 160J. ENS: String Ensemble1
MUSC 160K. ENS: Brass Ensemble1
MUSC 160L. Woodwind Ensemble1
MUSC 160M. ENS: Saxophone Ensemble1
Complete three units from:
MUSC 140B. Jazz Improvisation-II2
MUSC 140C. Jazz Improvisation-III2
MUSC 147B. Advanced Conducting: Instrumental2
MUSC 147C. Advanced Conducting: Choral2
MUSC 160D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 153. ENS: Unviersity Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 154. ENS: Symphonic Band1
MUSC 160O. Trombone Ensemble1
Complete three units from:
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 104. Counterpoint3
MUSC 112. Historical Periods in Western Music3
MUSC 116. Aspects of Twentieth Century Music3
MUSC 117. Music and Culture in Latin AmericaV3
MUSC 124. Special Topics in Music History/Literature1-3
MUSC 180. Individual Studies1-2
MUSC 190A. Honors Project1
MUSC 190B. Honors Project1
University Electives3-11

Total Units:132

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