Music Performance B.M.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Audition on the major instrument

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Minimum Requirements for Music (Performance) B.M.: 123 credits

Students must earn a C grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.35-40
As part of the general education requirements, voice majors must complete:
Either FREN F101X and FREN F102X or GER F101X and GER F102X, in consultation with your advisor 1
B.M. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.M. degree requirements.4
Music (Performance) Program Requirements
Complete the following:
MUS F131
and MUS F132
Basic Music Theory I
and Basic Music Theory II
MUS F133
and MUS F134
Basic Ear Training I
and Basic Ear Training II
MUS F161
and MUS F162
and MUS F261
and MUS F262
and MUS F361
and MUS F362
and MUS F461
and MUS F462
Private Lessons
and Private Lessons
and Private Lessons
and Private Lessons
and Private Lessons
and Private Lessons
and Private Lessons
and Private Lessons 2
MUS F190Recital Attendance (eight semesters)0
MUS F221
and MUS F222
History of Western Music I
and History of Western Music II
MUS F223XAlaska Native Music3
MUS F231
and MUS F232
Advanced Music Theory I
and Advanced Music Theory II
MUS F233
and MUS F234
Advanced Ear Training I
and Advanced Ear Training II
MUS F331Form and Analysis3
MUS F351Conducting3
MUS F390Junior Recital0
MUS F490Senior Recital 30
Complete 8 credits from one of the following: 48
Northern Lights String Orchestra
Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Choir of the North
Arctic Chamber Orchestra
Complete one of the following:0-4
Piano Proficiency 5
Functional Piano I
and Functional Piano II
and Functional Piano III
and Functional Piano IV
and Piano Proficiency
Complete 6 credits from the following advanced music theory courses:6
Orchestration and Arranging
Seminar in Musical Composition
Advanced Harmonic Analysis
Private Lessons in Music Composition
Complete 6 credits from the following advanced music history courses:6
Women in Music History
Music Before 1620
Music in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Music of the 19th Century
Music Since 1900
Complete 9 credits from the following:9
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Singer's Diction I: English and Italian 2
Singer's Diction II: French and German 2
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Chamber Music
Opera Workshop
Music Literature
MUS F493
Special Topics
Other courses to choose from if not already taken include: MUS F410, MUS F421, MUS F422, MUS F423, MUS F424, MUS F431, MUS F432, MUS F433, MUS F434, MUS F435
Total Credits123-132

Selection of the language will be made in consultation with the voice advisor.


Students with voice as their major instrument are also required to complete MUS F245 or MUS F246.


Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.


Students should work closely with their faculty advisor to determine which large ensemble course will fulfill this requirement.


The Piano Proficiency degree requirement is met either by exam OR by the Functional Piano series (MUS F152, MUS F153, MUS F154, MUS F155).