UAH

Performance Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Performance includes the standard College of Liberal Arts General Education Requirements, the Music Core, an additional 21 hours of music coursework, and electives to total 128 credit hours. Students desiring additional performance studies beyond the standard music major will benefit from this degree offering.

Music Core Hours Comments 
MUA 2_1 — Studio Instruction in ____ 6
  • At least four semesters (x 1.5 cr) at the 200 level.
  • Performance jury to be admitted to 400 level.
MUA 4_1 — Private Lessons 1.5
MUA 498 — Senior Recital 1.5
MUA 3xx — Ensembles 7
  • Must be on student's primary instrument.
  • At least half must be conducted ensembles.
  • At least one credit must be a chamber ensemble.
MU 100 — Intro to Music Literature 3 Included in GER
MU 106 — Intro to Music Technology 1
MU 201 — Music Theory I 3 Pre-req:  Placement Exam or MU 108
MU 203 — Musicianship Skills I 1
MU 202 — Music Theory II 3 Pre-req:  MU 201 
MU 204 — Musicianship Skills II 1 Pre-req:  MU 203 
MU 301 — Music Theory III  3 Pre-req:  MU 202 
MU 303 — Musicianship Skills III  1 Pre-req:  MU 204 
MU 311 — Music History I  3 Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 312 — Music History II  3 Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 325 — Conducting  2 Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 199 — Concert Attendance  0
  • P/F - Must PASS this course at least seven times before graduation.
  • Transfer students must pass each semester they are in residence at UAH, up to a maximum of 7 times. 
TOTAL MUSIC CORE 40 

 

Performance Emphasis Hours Comments
MUA 4_1 — Studio Instruction in ____ 1.5
  • Minimum of one semester after Senior recital.
  • Performance jury must recommend promotion to Performance Emphasis Recital level.
MUA 499 — Performance Emphasis Recital 1.5
MUA 3xx — Additional Ensembles 5
  • Total of 5 credits in addition to the music core.
  • At least half must be conducted ensembles.
MU 302 — Modern Materials (Music Theory IV) 3 Pre-req:  MU 301
MU 401 — Form & Analysis 2 Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 425 — Advanced Conducting 2 Pre-req:  MU 301 
Electives  4
Upper-Level Electives  2
Piano Proficiency Exam  0
TOTAL PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS  21

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of 128 total credits
  • Minimum of 39 upper-level credits (300 or above)
  • Minimum of 12 upper-level credits at UAH (6 in the major and 6 in the minor)
  • At least 25% of total degree requirements at UAH
  • At least 12 of the last 18 credits at UAH
  • 2.0 GPA in major, 2.0 GPA in minor, and 2.0 overall GPA