2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Performance, BMus


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Contact

José “Peppie” Calvar, Chair, Department of Applied Music and Performance

302 Crouse College, 315-443-4106, jcalvar@syr.edu

Faculty

Voice:  Janet Brown, Julia Ebner, Eric Johnson, Kathleen Roland-Silverstein, Julianna Sabol, Martha Sutter

Piano:  Scott Cuellar, Ida Tili-Trebicka, Milton Laufer

Organ:  Anne Laver

Strings:  William Knuth - Violin/Viola, Gregory Wood - Cello, Spencer Phillips - String Bass, Kenneth Meyer - Guitar, Jessica Wilbee - Harp

Winds and Percussion:  Dana DiGennaro - Flute, Alina Plourde - Oboe, Jill Coggiola - Clarinet, Anne Kunkle - Saxophone, Blaire Koerner - Bassoon, Jon Garland - Horn, John Raschella - Trumpet, Michael Coldren - Euphonium/Tuba, Michael W. Bull - Percussion

Description

The performance program stresses the development of technical skills, repertory, poise, and overall musicianship. Since most performers continue study beyond the bachelor’s degree, the program also provides a sound basis for advanced study. To reflect preparation for upper-division recital(s), upper-division credits in the principal performance area increase from 2 to 4 credits per hour of instruction.

Student Learning Outcomes


Principal Performance Area (Lower Division Sequence):



a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.



Secondary Performance Area/Keyboard Competency (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional keyboard skills to support musicianship at the appropriate level.



Harmony & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. identify/describe common elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis.

b. identify/describe musical forms, processes, and structures.



Aural Skills & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. produce and recognize music at the appropriate level.



Ensemble Performance (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.



History & Repertoire (Lower Division Sequence):

a. describe music history and identify repertoire through the present time, including the study and experience of musical languages and cultures.



Principal Performance Area (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.



Ensemble Performance (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.



Music Conducting (Upper Division Sequence):

a. work as a leader, and in collaboration, on matters of musical interpretation.



Performance Major Sophomore Evaluation:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Performance Major Junior Recital:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.



Performance Major Senior Recital:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Program Requirements


Large Ensembles: 8 credits


One Large Ensemble Required for Each Semester in Residence

Small Ensembles: 4 credits


Weekly Student Convocations: 0 credits


Required for Each Semester in Residence

Required Area-Specific, Music Industry, and Elective Courses: 14 credits


Music Industry/Music Electives (5-9 credits)


Must include at least one MUI course from the list below; otherwise, remaining credits in this area are elective and include balance of credits from above; no HOM courses allowed

Recitals


Junior and Senior Performance Recitals are entered as Milestones on the student transcript

Academic Electives: 24 credits




Foreign Language (4 credits)

Social Sciences (6 credits)

Arts & Sciences Electives (3 credits)

IDEA Elective (3 credits)

FYS 101 - First year Seminar (1 credit)

Academic Electives  (7 credits)

  • HOM Courses allowed as Academic Electives
  • Up to 3 credits may be from Physical Education

Total Credits Required: 123


Degree Awarded: BM Performance


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