Bachelor of Music in Performance, Voice Concentration

Christine Anderson, Chair 
215-204-8375
cla@temple.edu

The training provided by the Vocal Arts Department emphasizes vocal technique and repertoire in a challenging program of vocal development. Performance progress is closely guided through private lessons, juries, and recital performances. The program of study prepares singers for careers in concert and recital performance, opera, and private teaching.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Music in Performance with a Voice Concentration is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credits.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for the major are MUST 3696 and MUSC 4296.

Program Requirements (Voice Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Voice Concentration
MUSC 1203Voice Major3
MUSC 1204Voice Major3
MUSC 2203Voice Major3
MUSC 2204Voice Major3
MUSC 3203Voice Major3
MUSC 3204Voice Major3
MUSC 4203Voice Major3
MUSC 4284Voice Major3
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Basic Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Music History
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3696Music in History3
Diction
MUSC 1225English Diction1
MUSC 4226Diction Skills1
MUSC 4227Diction Skills1
Foreign Language
FREN 1001Introduction to French I4
FREN 1002Introduction to French II4
Select two of the following:8
Introduction to German I
Introduction to German II
Italian Language I
Italian Language II
Opera Workshop
MUSC 4228Opera Workshop3
MUSC 4229Opera Workshop2
Vocal Repertoire
MUSC 3267Vocal Repertoire2
MUSC 3268Vocal Repertoire2
Vocal Pedagogy
MUSC 4296Vocal Pedagogy3
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 7 credits:7
Choral Ensemble
Concert Choir
Graduate Conductors Choir
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Music: Voice Performance

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1203Voice Major3
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1711Theory I4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to German I [LA] 
Introduction to German II [LA] 
Italian Language I [LA] 
Italian Language II [LA] 
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUSC 1204Voice Major3
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1712Theory II4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
Select one of the following, but do not select the same course that was taken in year 1 fall:4
Introduction to German I [LA] 
Introduction to German II [LA] 
Italian Language I [LA] 
Italian Language II [LA] 
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MUSC 2203Voice Major3
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUSC 1225English Diction1
MUST 2703Music in History3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 2204Voice Major3
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 2704Music in History3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
MUSC 3203Voice Major3
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUSC 3267Vocal Repertoire2
MUSC 4226Diction Skills1
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
FREN 1001Introduction to French I [LA]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 3204Voice Major3
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUSC 4227Diction Skills1
MUSC 3268Vocal Repertoire2
FREN 1002Introduction to French II [LA]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
MUSC 4203Voice Major3
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUSC 4228Opera Workshop3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours13
Spring
MUSC 4284Voice Major3
MUST 3696Music in History [WI]3
MUSC 4296Vocal Pedagogy [WI]3
MUSC 4229Opera Workshop2
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours: 124