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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Voice Major (B.Mus.)


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Major code BM5101

College of Fine Arts
School of Music
Glidden Hall 440
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4244
Fax: 740.593.4255

Christopher Hayes, contact person
 

Program Overview

Ohio University’s performance faculty provides comprehensive study through private instruction, large and small ensemble experiences, chamber music, pedagogy and literature courses, and master classes. The Bachelor of Music performance degree curriculum is rooted in applied music study with sginificant components in practical and academic skills. The degree program is designed for students demonstrating exceptional talent, technical aptitude, potential to interpret advanced repertorie, and those who are ready to commit to the rigorous preparation necessary to fully develop their artistic talents and abilities.

Performance majors are prepared to perform repertoire from all periods available to his or her instrument or voice. Experience in solo, chamber music, and large ensemble performance is required.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All undergraduates, whether prospective freshmen or transfer students, are required to audition for admission to the degree programs offered by the School of Music. In general, students may not pursue coursework in the major until they have successfully auditioned and been admitted to a music degree program.

Change of Program Policy

Students who are currently attending Ohio University, but who wish to declare a major in music (B.A. or any of the B.M. degrees) are required to audition for admission to the School of Music before they may declare the major.

External Transfer Admission

All undergraduates, whether prospective freshmen or transfer students, are required to audition for admission to the degree programs offered by the School of Music. In general, students may not pursue coursework in the major until they have successfully auditioned and been admitted to a music degree program.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The program is a preprofessional course of study that prepares students to pursue advanced graduate degree programs in performance, to engage in professional performance activities, or to establish private teaching studios. The discipline and critical insights gained from pursuing a professional degree in music can also have implicatons for other career options. Many individuals holding Bachelor of Music degrees have gone on to pursue distinguished professional careers in law, medicine, administration, and other fields.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts. 

Major Hours Requirement


The Bachelor of Music major in voice requires a minimum of 124 hours.

Aural Skills, Written Theory, Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses during freshman and sophomore years:

Aural Skills


Complete the following courses:

Written Theory


Complete the following courses:

Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses:

Class Piano (Voice)


Complete the following courses:

Ensemble


Complete 8 semesters of large ensemble for 1 hour each semester. Music majors must perform in a large ensemble every semester in residence. See School of Music Undergraduate Handbook for ensembles appropriate to the principal instrument and major.

Performance Lab


Complete 6 semesters of the following course:

Music Theory or Music History and Literature Electives


Complete 4 hours from the following courses:

Opera Literature


Complete the following course:

Applied Voice


Complete 8 semesters of the following course:

Voice Diction


Complete the following courses:

Vocal Solo Repertoire


Complete the following courses:

Vocal Pedagogy


Complete the following course:

Conducting


Complete the following course:

Recital


Both of the following courses are required for the completion of the program. Completion of both courses will comprise a Tier III equivalency.

Additional Music Courses


Complete additional music courses, as needed, to complete the 90 hour requirement. The following courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement: MUS 1000, MUS 1011, MUS 1200, and MUS 2440.

Foreign Language


Complete the following course:

Complete one of the following courses:


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