Performance, B.M.

Overall Requirements 

  • 120 credit hourss, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
  • Performance majors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher in Music courses. 

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements - Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC)

Major Requirements

Select one of the concentrations as detailed following the major requirements.

  • Brass and Percussion
  • Composition 
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Popular Music and Technology
  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 120 credit hours required for the degree.

Brass and Percussion Concentration Requirements

  • 120 credit hours
Principal Performance Area20
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Ensemble8
Select 8 credits by audition placement
Chamber Music8
Select 8 credits of the following:
Casella Sinfonietta
Chamber Music
Trumpet Ensemble
Horn Ensemble
Trombone Ensemble
Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Period Music Ensembles
Old Time Ensemble
Recitals
Recital
Recital
Musicianship Skills and Analysis16
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions I
Aural Skills I
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions II
Aural Skills II
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions III
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
History and Repertory *12
Musicology Research
History of Western Music II ††
History of Western Music III
American Music †††
Music Support Courses9
Select 9 credits **
Music Technology1
Technology for Musicians I
Keyboard4
Class Piano 1
Conducting1
Select 1 credit
Entrepreneurship3
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Repertoire Class8
Repertoire Class (taken for eight semesters)
*

3 credits in concentration, 9 credits toward GEC.

**

May not be Performance or Ensemble.

1

Course work through the course listed or proficiency.

Counts toward GEC GPR requirement. 

††

Counts toward GEC GFA requirement. 

†††

Counts toward GEC GHP requirement.

Composition Concentration Requirements

  • 120 credit hours
Composition Study24
Composition Skills *
Composition Studies
Composition Studies
Composition Studies
Composition Studies
Composition Studies
Composition Studies Capstone
Principal Performance Area10
Select 10 credits of Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Ensemble8
Select 8 credits from ENS Prefix
Digital Music Composition3
Digital Music Composition I
Digital Music Composition II
Orchestration3
Orchestration
Music Support Courses9
Analysis of Western European Post-Tonal Music and Related Traditions
Tonal Counterpoint
Music of the Twentieth Century
Junior Recital0
Recital
Musicianship Skills and Analysis16
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions I
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions III
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
History and Repertory12
Musicology Research
History of Western Music II
History of Western Music III
American Music
Keyboard **4
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano **
Conducting1
Select 1 credit from the following
Instrumental Conducting I
Choral Conducting I
Composition Seminar
Composition Seminar 1
*

Taken for two semesters for a total of 6 credits.

**

4 credits of coursework through MUP 134 or proficiency. Not required of keyboard principals.

1

Taken for seven semesters at 0 or 1 credits. At minimum 0 credit registrations are required for the degree.

Jazz Concentration Requirements

  • 120 credit hours
Principal Performance Area22
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Ensemble or Chamber Music10
Select 8 credits by placement audition from the following: *
Chamber Music **
Jazz Ensemble I
Jazz Ensemble II
Choose 2 credits from the following (many require audition): *
Chamber Music
Steelpan Ensemble
Old Time Ensemble
Indian Music
Middle Eastern Ensemble
Spartan Voices
University Chorale
Chamber Singers
Sinfonia
University Symphony Orchestra
University Band
University Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Jazz Ensemble I
Jazz Ensemble II
Musicianship Skills and Analysis14
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions I
Aural Skills I
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions II
Aural Skills II
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions III
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions IV
History and Repertory15
Introduction to African American Studies
History of Jazz
Musicology Research
History of Western Music II
History of Western Music III
Music Support Courses 24
Introduction to Jazz Listening
Principles of Jazz Theory
Jazz Improvisation I
Instrumental Conducting I
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Jazz Pedagogy
Jazz Arranging I
Technology for Musicians I
Select two courses from the following: 1
Jazz Improvisation II
Jazz Arranging II
Audio Recording I
Recital1
Recital
*

Placement by audition in one, two, or all three of the courses listed.

**

Must take ENS 348-02

1

Students may take ENT 135 Recording Engineering I, offered at Guilford Technical Community College, through the consortium, as part of this requirement.  (This would be transcripted as credit with no grade assigned. Students should fill in the consortium request form found at the registrar’s office).

Keyboard Concentration Requirements

  • 120 credit hours
Principal Performance Area22
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Chamber Music4
Select 4 credits of the following:
Casella Sinfonietta
Chamber Music
Period Music Ensembles
Old Time Ensemble
Keyboard Accompanying4
Select 4 credits of the following:
Fundamentals of Keyboard Accompanying I
Fundamentals of Keyboard Accompanying II
Keyboard Accompanying
Service Playing for Organists
Pedagogy3
Piano Pedagogy I
Organ Pedagogy
Piano Pedagogy II
Recitals1
Recital
Recital
Musicianship Skills and Analysis16
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions I
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions III
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
History and Repertory12
Musicology Research
History of Western Music II
History of Western Music III
American Music
Music Support Courses9
Select 9 credits *
Conducting1
Choral Conducting I
Instrumental Conducting I
Piano Literature3
Piano Literature I
Piano Literature II
Keyboard Harmony2
Keyboard Harmony I
Keyboard Harmony II
Orchestration/Counterpoint3
Orchestration
Tonal Counterpoint
Entrepreneurship3
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Repertoire Class
Repertoire Class **
*

May not be Performance or Ensemble.

**

Taken for 8 semesters.

Popular Music and Technology Concentration Requirements

Principal Performance Area19
Popular Music Performance
Popular Music Performance
Popular Music Performance
Popular Music Performance
Singer Songwriting (repeated once, 6 credits) *
Capstone Project
Select 2 additional Performance Studies credits from the following:
Class Voice
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano
Beginning Guitar
Beginning Piano
Beginning Ukulele
Popular Music Performance
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Ensemble8
Select 8 credits from ENS classes
Composition and Improvisation6
Select 6 credits from the following:
Composition Skills **
Performance Studies 1
Jazz Improvisation I
Jazz Improvisation II
Free Improvisation
Jazz Arranging I
Jazz Arranging II
Technology 9
Select 9 credits from the following:
Making Music with Computers
Audiovisual Demos For Musicians
Modular Sound Synthesis
Digital Music Composition I
Digital Music Composition II
Audio Recording I
Music Technology in Performance
Musicianship Skills and Analysis13
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions I
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Introduction to Jazz Listening
Principles of Jazz Theory
History and Repertory12
Musicology Research
Select 3 credits from the following:
Topics in Pop Music
Topics in Hip Hop
Jazz Appreciation
History of Rock Music
Music for Film
Music Cultures of the World
Select 6 credits from the following:
History of Western Music II
History of Western Music III
American Music
History of Jazz
History of Electronic Media
Media Law and Ethics
History of Film to 1938
History of Film since 1938
Support Courses6
Writing of Poetry: Introductory
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Music Electives5
Select 5 credits of MUS electives not already required by the major and concentration.
*

MUP 325 must be repeated once to fulfill Performance requirements. Up to 6 credits may be counted toward the degree.

**

May be repeated for credit.

1

Only MUP 153 in Composition may be used for this requirement.

Strings Concentration Requirements

  • 120 credit hours
Principal Performance Area22
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Repertoire Class *0-8
Repertoire Class *
Recitals1
Recital
Recital
Ensemble8
Select 8 credits by placement audition from the following:
Sinfonia
University Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Music6
Select 6 credits from the following:
Casella Sinfonietta
Chamber Music
Period Music Ensembles
Old Time Ensemble
Musicianship Skills and Analysis16
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions I
Aural Skills I
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions II
Aural Skills II
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions III
Aural Skills III
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions IV
Aural Skills IV
History and Repertory12
Musicology Research
History of Western Music II
History of Western Music III
American Music
Music Support Courses7
Select 7 credits from MUS, MUE, MUP, or VPA courses not already required by the major and concentration.
Keyboard **4
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano **
Conducting1
Instrumental Conducting I
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts3
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Music Technology1
Technology for Musicians I
*

MUP 301 is taken for eight semesters at 0 or 1 credits. At minimum 0 credit registrations are required for the degree.

**

Course work through MUP 134 or proficiency.

Voice Concentration Requirements

Principal Performance Area20
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Repertoire Class *0-8
Repertoire Class *
Recitals1
Recital
Recital
Ensemble8
Select 8 credits from the following:
Spartan Voices
University Chorale
Coro di Belle Voci
Chamber Singers
Diction4
Italian and Latin Diction for Singers
English Diction for Singers
French Diction for Singers
German Diction for Singers
Languages10
Beginning French I
Beginning German I
Italian for Singers
Song Literature3
Song Literature I
Song Literature II
Piano Proficiency4
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano
Secondary Piano Lessons4
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Musicianship Skills and Analysis16
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions I
Aural Skills I
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions II
Aural Skills II
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions III
Aural Skills III
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions IV
Aural Skills IV
History and Repertory12
Musicology Research
History of Western Music II
History of Western Music III
American Music
Music Support Courses10
Technology for Musicians I
Choral Conducting I
Opera Performance Techniques
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Principles of Vocal Pedagogy
*

MUP 301 is taken for eight semesters at 0 or 1 credits. At minimum 0 credit registrations are required for the degree.

Woodwinds Concentration Requirements

Principal Performance Area20
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Performance Studies
Repertoire Class *0-8
Repertoire Class *
Recitals1
Recital
Recital
Ensemble12
Choose 8 credits from the following:
University Symphony Orchestra
University Band
University Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Choose 3 credits from the following:
Casella Sinfonietta
Chamber Music
Trumpet Ensemble
Horn Ensemble
Trombone Ensemble
Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Period Music Ensembles
Old Time Ensemble
Choose 1 additional credit from the following:
Steelpan Ensemble
University Symphony Orchestra
University Band
University Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Casella Sinfonietta
Chamber Music
Period Music Ensembles
Old Time Ensemble
Indian Music
Middle Eastern Ensemble
Sinfonia
Jazz Ensemble I
Jazz Ensemble II
Piano Proficiency4
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano
Class Piano
Musicianship Skills and Analysis16
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions I
Aural Skills I
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions II
Aural Skills II
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions III
Aural Skills III
Analysis of Western European Music and Related Traditions IV
Aural Skills IV
History and Repertory12
Musicology Research
History of Western Music II
History of Western Music III
American Music
Conducting1
Instrumental Conducting I
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts3
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Music Technology1
Technology for Musicians I
Music Support Courses11-12
At least 2 courses chosen from the following list. Other courses to reach 11-12 credits should be from MUS or VPA courses not already required by the major and concentration.
Body Mapping: What Every Performer Needs to Know About the Body
Alexandr Technque for Perfrmrs
Introduction to Contemporary Dance
Jazz Dance I
African Dance I
*

MUP 301 is taken for eight semesters at 0 or 1 credits. At minimum 0 credit registrations are required for the degree.

Disciplinary Honors in Music

Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours as defined below. 
  • A grade of A or B in all course work used to satisfy the Honors requirements in Music.
  • UNC Greensboro cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions.
Required9
Analysis of Western European Post-Tonal Music and Related Traditions *
History of Western Music III *
Senior Honors Project
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Any Contract Honors course in Music
Any Honors course (whether or not in Music)
*

Under certain circumstances, the Music Honors Panel may permit a graduate-level course to be taken in place of the listed required courses.

Recognition

Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in Music; have that accomplishment, along with the title of the Senior Honors Project, noted on the official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.

Honors Advisor

Contact Alex Ezerman at abezerman@uncg.edu for further information and guidance about Honors in Music. To apply: http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/forms/disc-application.pdf