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B.M. Music (Performance)

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  • The Music, Dance, and Theatre Department offers several different options for the Bachelor of Musicdegree:


    B.M. in Classical Piano

    Completion of this major prepares one for a career as an instrumental performer (solo or ensemble), private instrument teacher, or conductor. Continued study may include a master’s degree in instrumental performance, instrumental literature, or conducting.

    The requirements for admission to this degree track are the passing of an instrumental audition, and the taking of theory, ear-training, and keyboard placement exams.

    Curriculum Requirements

    (Minimum 86 credit hours)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    MDT 101

    Survey of Music

    3

    MDT 104

    Music of the World’s People

    3

    MDT 122, 123
    MDT 222, 223
    MDT 322, 324
    MDT 422, 424

    Applied Music I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII

    12

    MDT 121

    Music Major Seminar
    (8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semeser)

    4

    MDT 131, 133
    MDT 231, 233

    Harmony I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 132, 134
    MDT 232, 234

    Ear Training I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 142

    Piano Literature

    1

    MDT 150

    The Art of Accompanying

    1

    MDT 184

    Chamber Ensemble
    (8 semesters, 1 credit / semester)

    8

    MDT 259

    Musical Composition

    2

    MDT 260

    Piano Concerto Repertory

    1

    MDT 268

    Computer Music I

    3

    MDT 270

    Piano Pedagogy

    1

    MDT 329

    Music History Before 1750

    3

    MDT 330

    Music History After 1750

    3

    MDT 337

    Form and Analysis

    2

    MDT 338

    Instrumental and Vocal Arranging

    2

    MDT 342

    18th-Century Counterpoint

    2

    MDT 345

    Instrumental Conducting

    1

    MDT 346

    Choral Conducting

    1

    MDT 525

    Symposium: Application of Theory in Performance

    3

     

    Music History Elective

    3

     

    Restricted Electives**

    8

      Music Elective

    3

     

    Total Credits 

    86 

    *View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

    ** For each of eight semesters, students must select one of the courses below. Each course may be taken several times for credit. 

    • MDT 153/154  Concert Chorale
    • MDT 159/160  NJCU Orchestra
    • MDT 161/162  Symphony of Winds and Percussion

     


    B.M. in Classical Instrument

    Completion of this major prepares one for a career as an instrumental performer (solo or ensemble), private instrument teacher, or conductor. Continued study may include a master’s degree in instrumental performance, instrumental literature, or conducting.

    The requirements for admission to this degree track are the passing of an instrumental audition, and the taking of theory, ear-training, and keyboard placement exams.

    Curriculum Requirements

     (Minimum 87 credit hours)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    MDT 101

    Survey of Music

    3

    MDT 104

    Music of the World’s People

    3

    MDT 122, 123
    MDT 222, 223
    MDT 322, 324
    MDT 422, 424

    Applied Music I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII

    12

    MDT 121

    Music Major Seminar
    (8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semeser)

    4

    MDT 131, 133
    MDT 231, 233

    Harmony I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 132, 134
    MDT 232, 234

    Ear Training I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 135, 136
    MDT 235, 236

    Keyboard Methods I-II-III-IV

    2

    MDT 184

    Chamber Ensemble
    (8 semesters, 1 credit / semester) 

    8

    MDT 268

    Computer Music I

    3

    MDT 259

    Musical Composition

    2

    MDT XXX

    Music Pedagogy

    3

    MDT 329

    Music History Before 1750

    3

    MDT 330

    Music History After 1750

    3

    MDT 337

    Form and Analysis

    2

    MDT 338

    Instrumental and Vocal Arranging

    2

    MDT 342

    18th-Century Counterpoint

    2

    MDT 345

    Instrumental Conducting

    1

    MDT 346

    Choral Conducting

    1

    MDT 525

    Symposium: Application of Theory in Performance

    3

     

    Music Literature Elective

    1

     

    Music History Elective

    3

     

     Restricted Electives**

    8

     

    Total Credits 

    87 

    *View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

    ** For each of eight semesters, students must select one of the courses below. Each course may be taken several times for credit. 

    • MDT 159/160  NJCU Orchestra
    • MDT 161/162  Symphony of Winds and Percussion

     


    B.M. in Classical Voice

    Completion of this major prepares one for a career as a vocal performer (solo or ensemble), private voice teacher, or choral conductor. Continued study may include a master’s degree in vocal performance.

    The requirements for admission to this degree track are the passing of a vocal, dance and acting auditions, and the taking of theory, ear-training, keyboard and history placement exams.

    Curriculum Requirements

    ( Minimum 89 credit hours)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    MDT 101

    Survey of Music

    3

    MDT 104

    Music of the World’s People

    3

    MDT 122, 123
    MDT 222, 223
    MDT 322, 324
    MDT 422, 424

    Applied Music I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII

    12

    MDT 121

    Music Major Seminar
    (8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semeser)

    4

    MDT 131, 133
    MDT 231, 233

    Harmony I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 132, 134
    MDT 232, 234

    Ear Training I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 135, 136
    MDT 235, 236

    Keyboard Methods I-II-III-IV

    4

    MDT 137

    Vocal Literature

    3

    MDT 173

    Opera Workshop
    (8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)

    4

    MDT 220

    Diction for Singers

    3

    MDT 259

    Musical Composition

    2

    MDT 268 Computer Music I

    3

    MDT 329

    Music History Before 1750

    3

    MDT 330

    Music History After 1750

    3

    MDT 337

    Form and Analysis

    2

    MDT 338

    Instrumental and Vocal Arranging

    2

    MDT 342

    18th-Century Counterpoint

    2

    MDT 346

    Choral Conducting

    1

    MDT 511

    Vocal Pedagogy

    3

    LANG 106

    Elementary French I

    3

    LANG 107 Elementary Italian I

    3

    LANG 108

    Elementary German I

    3

      Music History Elective

    3

     

    Restricted Electives **

    4-8

     

     Total Credits 

    89-93 

    *View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

    ** For each of eight semesters, students must select one of the courses below. Each course may be taken several times for credit. 

    • MDT 153/154  Concert Chorale
    • MDT 171/172  Chamber Singers

     


    B.M. in Jazz Studies

    Completion of this major prepares one for a career as a jazz performer. Continued study may include a master’s degree in jazz performance or other areas of music.

    The requirements for admission to this degree track are based upon the results of a performance exam.

    Curriculum Requirements

    (Minimum 86 credit hours)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    MDT 101

    Survey of Music

    3

    MDT 104

    Music of the World’s People

    3

    MDT 106 Jazz History

    3

    MDT 122, 123
    MDT 222, 223
    MDT 322, 324
    MDT 422, 424

    Applied Music I-II-III-IV-
    V-VI-VII-VIII

    12

    MDT 121

    Music Major Seminar
    (8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)

    4

    MDT 131, 133
    MDT 231, 233

    Harmony I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 132, 134
    MDT 232, 234

    Ear Training I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 135, 136,
    MDT 235

    Keyboard Methods I-II-III

    3

    MDT 144

    Jazz Keyboard Harmony

    1

    MDT 200

    Jazz Combos
    (8 semesters, 1 credit / semester)

    8

    MDT 243, 244
    MDT 327

    Jazz Improvisation I-II-III

    6

    MDT 268, 269

    Computer Music I-II

    6

    MDT 338

    Instrumental and Vocal Arranging

    2

    MDT 339

    Jazz/Commercial Arranging

    2

    MDT 353

    Survey of the Music Business

    3

    MDT 509

    Advanced Jazz Improvisation

    3

    MDT 524

    Jazz Pedagogy

    3

    MDT 526

    Jazz Arranging

    3

     

    Restricted Electives**

    5

     

    Total Credits 

     86  

    * View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

    ** For each of six semesters, students must select one of the courses below. Each course may be taken several times for credit. 

    • MDT 175  Jazz Vocal Ensemble (0.5 credits)
    • MDT 197  Jazz Ensemble (0.5 credits)

    For each of two semesters, students must select one of the courses below. Each course may be taken several times for credit. 

    • MDT 176  Jazz Vocal Ensemble (1 credit)
    • MDT 198  Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)