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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Music Performance (B.Mus.)


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Program: Bachelor of Music in Performance
Department of Music  
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Rhinehart Music Center 144 ~ 260-481-6714 ~ ipfw.edu/vpa/music

Student learning outcomes common to all music degrees are as follows:

• Students will demonstrate knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze musical forms, structures, and styles; to create within basic musical structures; and to relate theoretical concepts to sound.

• Students will demonstrate performance ability as ensemble members, as conductors, and as soloists on both a primary instrument and a secondary instrument.

• Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history and literature of western and non-western music, with an understanding of the social, political and cultural impacts which shaped music history.

• Students will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing appropriate technology to notate and create music, to investigate and report scholarly research, and to support the specific demands of their professional degrees.


The Bachelor of Music program provides an opportunity for an advanced performer to earn a performance degree in voice, brass, woodwinds, orchestral strings, piano, guitar, or percussion. Student learning outcomes specific to the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree are as follows:

Performance majors will demonstrate the ability to perform with a high level of artistry as soloists and collaborating musicians in settings appropriate to their instrument of expertise. In addition, students will learn the pedagogy of their primary instrument and study its literature.

To earn the Bachelor of Music, one must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (Regulations ) and the music core, and satisfactorily complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better in each music course.

Students in this degree are subject to the policies for all music degrees found on the Music  department page.

IPFW General Education Requirements: Credits 33


General Education Requirements    

Category B6 -Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing: Credits 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses  

  • MUS Z105 - Traditions in World Music Cr. 3.
  • MUS-Z105 Traditions in World Music is required for all music degrees and should be taken to fulfill general education Area VI and accreditation requirements.

Performance Studies: Credits 28


Applied Secondary: Credits 4


Non-keyboard Applied Primaries take:


Keyboard Applied Primaries take:


Ensembles: Credits 8


Vocal and Instrumental majors take major ensembles for 8 semesters.

Guitar majors take guitar ensemble for 8 semesters.

Piano majors take major ensembles for 6 semesters and MUSX002 Piano Accompanying for 2 semesters

See Music Department Ensemble  Requirements

Professional Music Courses and Free Electives: Credits 26


Piano Majors (26 credits)

  • MUS F452  Piano ensemble/piano chamber ensemble Credits:  2 (2 semesters)

  • MUS M443  Keyboard Literature I Credits: 3

  • MUS M446  Keyboard Literature II Credits: 3

  • MUS E493  Piano pedagogy Credits: 3

  • Elective music Credits: 6

  • Free elective Credits: 9

Voice Majors (26 credits)

  • MUS M431  Song literature Credits: 3

  • Foreign language Credits: 8

  • MUS V226  English Diction Credits: 1

  • MUS V227  German Diction Credits: 1

  • MUS V228  French Diction Credits: 1

  • MUS V229  Italian Diction Credits: 1

  • MUS E494  Vocal pedagogy Credits: 3

  • MUS X470  Opera Ensemble Credits: 2 (2 semesters)

  • Elective music Credits: 3

  • Free elective Credits: 3

Brass, Wind, Orchestral String, and Percussion Majors (26 credits)

  • MUS M445  Instrumental literature Credits: 3

  • MUS E459  Instrumental pedagogy Credits: 2

  • Additional ensembles Credits: 6
    Refer to Department of Music Handbook for specific requirements

  • Elective music Credits: 6

  • Free elective Credits: 9

Guitar Majors (26 Credits)

  • MUS F419  Guitar literature Credits: 3
  • MUS E459  Guitar pedagogy Credits: 2
  • Additional ensemble (must be a conducted ensemble) Credits: 2
  • Elective music Credits: 10
  • Free elective Credits: 9

Total Credits: 120


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