Master class with baritone, John Brancy
Master class with baritone, John Brancy

The Bachelor of Arts with an Emphasis in Performance (Vocal or Instrumental) is designed for students who wish to achieve a high level of proficiency in performance, with a primary focus on the classical tradition. Prospective students for the performance emphasis must be able to read notated music and demonstrate strong technical proficiency in their instrument/voice at the time of audition. Degree candidates receive thorough instruction in music theory and history and take courses in a variety of other disciplines to achieve the breadth of learning that characterizes a liberal arts degree. Candidates demonstrate their achievement in performance at the end of their degree by performing a public recital. For more information about this program, contact Dr. Orit Amy Eylon at


Prerequisites: Students who, at the time of their entrance audition, are deemed unprepared for freshman-level MUAP lessons or MUSI courses may be placed in one or more the following courses: MUAP 1144, MUSI 1311, MUSI 1381, MUSI 1100, MUSI 1300. These courses are prerequisites to the pursuit of a music degree at UIW and are not counted as part of the degree or as free electives.

Requirements for the B.A. in Music with an Emphasis in Performance (121 credit hours)

A. Musicianship (40 credit hours):

MUSI 1110 Freshman Seminar (2) (two semesters)
MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I (1)
MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II (1)
MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III (1)
MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV (1)
MUSI 1321 Music Theory I (3)
MUSI 1322 Music Theory II (3)
MUSI 2323 Music Theory III (3)
MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV (3)
MUSI 1111 Keyboard Skills I (1)
MUSI 1121 Keyboard Skills II (1)
MUSI 2110 Keyboard Skills III (1)
MUSI 2120 Keyboard Skills IV (1): includes Keyboard Proficiency Exam
MUSI 3341 Music History I (3)
MUSI 3342 Music History II (3)
MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music OR MUSI 3351 Music in Asian Theater (3)
MUSI 4341 Research and Writing in Music (3)
MUSI 4323 Form and Analysis (3)
MUSI 4344 Conducting (3)

B. Applied Music, Recital, and Ensemble (20 credit hours):

14 credit hours of lessons in voice or principal instrument:
Voice: MUAP 1176, 1177, 2276, 2277, 3276, 3277, 4276, 4277
Instrument: MUAP 1154, 1155, 2254, 2255, 3254, 3255, 4254, 4255
MUAP 4088 Recital (check the Music Department Student Handbook for specific guidelines)

6 credit hours of major ensembles: Chorale (MUEN 1131), Orchestra (MUEN 1185), or Band (MUEN 1140 and MUEN 1185)
  • Voice PRINCIPALS should be in Chorale (MUEN 1131) both Fall and Spring
  • String PRINCIPALS should be in Orchestra (MUEN 1185) both Fall and Spring
  • Guitar and Piano PRINCIPALS should be Chorale (MUEN 1131) both Fall and Spring
  • Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion PRINCIPALS should be in Marching Band (MUEN 1140, Fall) and Wind Ensemble (MUEN 1185, Spring) 

C. Free Electives (21 credit hours) (at least 6 hours of upper level free electives)

D. Core Curriculum: 40 required credit hours of General Studies

(see university Core as specified in the applicable catalogue)

A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation, with no less than 36 upper division (3000-4000 level) courses. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all requirements for the degree are fulfilled as stated in the undergraduate catalog.