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School of Music Degrees
Bachelor of Music in Performance
This degree is uniquely designed to allow students to develop highly specialized skills and knowledge for a professional career in music performance. Excellence as performers is the School’s goal for all students; those majoring in performance, however, are held to a higher standard of technical ability, artistry, and difficulty than those pursuing the other degrees offered in music.
 
Bachelor of Music in Performance
I. Supportive Courses (39 credits)
Theory Skills (21 credits)
 
MUS 105. Music Theory I
3 credits
MUS 106. Music Theory II
3 credits
MUS 111. Basic Musicianship I
1 credit
MUS 112. Basic Musicianship II
1 credit
MUS 256. Music Theory III
4 credits
MUS 257. Music Theory IV
4 credits
MUS 254. Advanced Musicianship I
1 credit
MUS 255. Advanced Musicianship II
1 credit
MUS 359. Counterpoint
3 credits
 
History (12 credits)
 
MUS 201. Intro to Music History I
3 credits
MUS 202. Intro to Music History II
3 credits
MUS 402. Music History Seminar I
3 credits
MUS 403. Music History Seminar II
3 credits
 
 
Conducting (2 credits)
 
MUS 340. Basic Conducting
2 credits
 
 
Keyboard Skills (4 credits)
 
MUS 109. Keyboard Lab I
1 credit
MUS 110. Keyboard Lab II
1 credit
MUS 209. Keyboard Lab III
1 credit
MUS 210. Keyboard Lab IV
1 credit
 
 
II. Study in the Area (43 Credits)
 
Large Ensemble Performance (8 credits)
 
MUS 182. Mercer Singers
1 credit
MUS 183. Women’s Chamber Choir
1 credit
MUS 191. Mercer University Wind Ensemble
1 credit
MUS 192. Mercer University Orchestra
1 credit
MUS 197. Mercer University Choir
1 credit
 
 
Applied Music Courses (20 credits)
 
MUS 160. Voice (freshman year)
1 credit
MUS 265-365-465. Voice
3 credits
MUS 161. Piano (freshman year)
1 credit
MUS 266-366-466. Piano
3 credits
MUS 162. Organ (freshman year)
1 credit
MUS 267-367-467. Organ
3 credits
MUS 163. Orchestral and Band Instruments (freshman year)
1 credit
MUS 268-368-468. Orchestral and Band Instruments
3 credits
MUS 169. Harpsichord (freshman year)
1 credit
MUS 269-369-469. Harpsichord
3 credits
 
 
BM Area- Specific/Electives (15 credits)
 
Vocal BM
 
MUS 155 (a,b,c). Modern Language Diction (3 sections)
3 credits
MUS 196. Opera Workshop (5 required)
5 credits
MUS 317. Song Literature I: German
2 credits
MUS 327. Song Literature II: French & English
2 credits
MUS 438. Vocal Pedagogy
3 credits
 
 
*Vocal students pursuing the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree are required to take French and German for their language requirement.
 
Instrumental BM (Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Guitar)
MUS 316. Literature of the Instrument
3 credits
MUS 350. Orchestration
3 credits
MUS 439. Pedagogy of Orchestral Instruments
3 credits
 
 
MUS Electives:
6 credits
MUS 152. Jazz Improvisation I
 
MUS 153. Jazz Improvisation II
 
MUS 180. Chamber Music Ensemble
 
MUS 181. Guitar Ensemble
 
MUS 184. Flute Choir
 
MUS 185. Jazz Ensemble
 
MUS 186. Brass Ensemble
 
MUS 187. Woodwind Ensemble
 
MUS 188. Percussion Ensemble
 
MUS 189. Jazz Combo
 
MUS 191. Mercer University Wind Ensemble
 
MUS 192. Mercer University Orchestra
 
MUS 342. Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature
 
MUS 480. Special Topics in Music
 
 
 
Instrumental BM (Strings)
 
MUS 180. Chamber Music Ensemble (four sections)
4 credits
MUS 316. Literature of the Instrument
3 credits
MUS 439. Pedagogy of Orchestral Instruments
3 credits
 
 
MUS Electives:
5 credits
MUS 180. Chamber Music Ensemble
 
MUS 342. Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature
 
MUS 350. Orchestration
 
MUS 480. Special Topics in Music
 
 
 
Piano BM
 
MUS 121/122. Sight Reading Skills
2 credits
MUS 241/242. Collaborative I & II
2 credits
MUS 245. Piano Pedagogy I
1 credit
MUS 311. Piano Literature I
2 credits
MUS 312. Piano Literature II
1 credit
 
 
MUS Electives:
7 credits
MUS 155. Modern Language Diction
 
MUS 180. Chamber Music Ensemble
 
MUS 316. Literature of Orchestral Instruments
 
MUS 317. Song Literature I: German
 
MUS 327. Song Literature II: French & English
 
MUS 336. Advanced Collaborative Piano Skills I
 
MUS 337. Advanced Collaborative Piano Skills II
 
MUS 480. Special Topics in Music
 
 
 
Organ/Harpsichord BM
 
MUS 139,140, 213, 214. Organ/Harpsichord Skills I, II, III, IV
4 credits
MUS 313. Literature Organ/Harpsichord I
3 credits
 
 
MUS Electives:
8 credits
MUS 180. Chamber Music Ensemble
 
MUS 316. Literature of Orchestral Instruments
 
MUS 317. Song Literature I: German
 
MUS 327. Song Literature II: French & English
 
MUS 336. Advanced Collaborative Piano Skills I
 
MUS 337. Advanced Collaborative Piano Skills II
 
MUS 480. Special Topics in Music
 
 
 
Music Elective Options
 
MUS 152. Jazz Improvisation I
1 credit
MUS 153. Jazz Improvisation II
1 credit
MUS 155 (a,b,c). Modern Language Diction
1 credit
MUS 180. Chamber Music Ensemble
1 credit
MUS 181. Guitar Ensemble
1 credit
MUS 182. Mercer Singers
1 credit
MUS 183. Women ‘s Chamber Choir
1 credit
MUS 184. Flute Choir
1 credit
MUS 185. Jazz Ensemble
1 credit
MUS 186. Brass Ensemble
1 credit
MUS 187. Woodwind Ensemble
1 credit
MUS 188. Percussion Ensemble
1 credit
MUS 189. Jazz Combo
1 credit
MUS 191. Mercer University Wind Ensemble
1 credit
MUS 192. Mercer University Orchestra
1 credit
MUS 196. Opera Workshop
1 credit
MUS 197. Mercer University Choir
1 credit
MUS 221. Performance and Instruction Techniques: Woodwinds
2 credits
MUS 222. Performance and Instruction Techniques: Percussion
2 credits
MUS 223. Performance and Instruction Techniques: Brass
2 credits
MUS 224. Performance and Instruction Techniques: Stringed Instruments
2 credits
MUS 241. Collaborative Piano Skills I
1 credit
MUS 242. Collaborative Piano Skills II
1 credit
MUS 245. Piano Pedagogy
1 credit
MUS 311. Piano Literature I
2 credits
MUS 312. Piano Literature II
1 credit
MUS 313. Literature and Materials for Organ/ Harpsichord
3 credits
MUS 315. Accompanying
3 credits
MUS 316. Literature of Orchestral Instruments
3 credits
MUS 317. Song Literature I: German
2 credits
MUS 327. Song Literature II: French & English
2 credits
MUS 336. Advanced Collaborative Piano Skills I
1 credit
MUS 337. Advanced Collaborative Piano Skills II
1 credit
MUS 341. Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature
2 credits
MUS 342. Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature
2 credits
MUS 350. Orchestration
3 credits
MUS 357. Music Technology
3 credits
MUS 438. Vocal Pedagogy
3 credits
MUS 439. Instrumental Pedagogy
3 credits
MUS 480. Special Topics in Music
1-3 credits
 
 
III. Non-Music Electives
(3-6 credits)
 
Total 124-126 credits