Music - Performance Concentration (B.Mus.)

The B.Mus. program in Performance focuses on the mastery of technical skills, broad solo and ensemble experience, and the nurturing of artistic growth to help students reach their full potential.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements13-16
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements94-107
Free Electives10-0
Total Credits120-129

Major Requirements

Core Music Requirements
Performance Courses
Course must be completed four times, for 2 credits each.8
Applied Music
Course must be completed four times, for 4 credits each.16
Applied Music
MUPR 140Performance Practicum for Performance Majors (Complete 8 times)4
MUPR 295Sophomore Recital1
or MUPR 395 Junior Recital
MUPR 495Senior Recital1
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
Music Theory
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
Music History
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
or MUHS 409 Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
Primary Instrument Requirement
Complete requirements for one Primary Instrument. See list below.31-44
Total Credits94-107

Primary Instrument Area

Instrumental

MUCP 303Theory V-Counterpoint3
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MSSN 203Keyboard Musicianship III1
MSSN 204Keyboard Musicianship IV1
Complete 4 credits from the following:4
Orchestra
Band
Complete 5 credits from the following:5
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Orchestra
Band
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
MULT 276Instrumental Literature I2
MULT 277Instrumental Literature II2
MUPR 439Pedagogy I2
Music Electives - Complete 6 credits of music electives. See advisor for complete list of courses.6
Total Credits31

Keyboard

MUCP 303Theory V-Counterpoint3
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
MUCP 310Keyboard Harmony I1
MUCP 311Keyboard Harmony II1
Complete three times for 6 credits:6
Applied Music
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 6 times.)3
MUEN 140Collegium Musicum0.5
Complete 3.5 credits from the following:3.5
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Orchestra
Band
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
MULT 201Keyboard Literature I2
MULT 202Keyboard Literature II2
Complete 4 credits from the following:4
Vocal Repertory from Monody to Mozart
The 19th Century Song: Lied and Melodie
The 20th Century Art Song
MUPR 436Piano Pedagogy I2
Total Credits31

Voice

MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MSSN 203Keyboard Musicianship III1
MSSN 204Keyboard Musicianship IV1
MUPR 200Vocal Coaching (Complete this course 6 times.)0
MUPR 130Introduction to Diction: English and Italian1
MUPR 131Diction Overview: German and French1
MULT 230Vocal Repertory from Monody to Mozart2
MULT 231The 19th Century Song: Lied and Melodie2
MULT 232The 20th Century Art Song2
MTTH 132Acting for the Singer I0.5
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 8 times.)4
MUEN 130Opera Workshop (Complete 3 times.)1.5
MUPR 199Opera Coaching (Complete 3 times.)0
MUEN 140Collegium Musicum (Complete 2 times.)1
Complete 2 credits from the following:2
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Orchestra
Band
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
MUPR 441Pedagogy Of The Voice3
FREN 101Beginning French I3
FREN 112Beginning French II3
GERM 101Beginning German I3
GERM 102Beginning German II3
ITAL 101Italian I3
ITAL 102Italian II3
IV. Free Electives
Complete additional coursework to reach 120 credits.2
Total Credits44

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature0-3
Students in the Vocal track are exempt from this requirement.
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Music and Computer Technology I (Fulfilled in the major.)
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
Total Credits13-16

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in one language.3-6
World Cultures
Diverse Worlds of Music (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Instrument Primary

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUGN 199 Freshman Seminar for Music Majors 1
MUCP 101 Theory I 3
MUCP 103 Aural Skills I 1
MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I 1
Ensemble Elective (Large Ensemble) 0.5
Ensemble Elective 0.5
MUHS 106
Diverse Worlds of Music
or Music and Computer Technology I
3
WRIT 105 College Writing I 3
 Credits15.5
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUCP 102 Theory II 3
MUCP 104 Aural Skills II 1
MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II 1
Elective Ensemble (Large Ensemble) 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
MUTC 101
Music and Computer Technology I
or Diverse Worlds of Music
3
GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUCP 201 Theory III 3
MUCP 203 Aural Skills III 1
MSSN 203 Keyboard Musicianship III 1
Elective Ensemble (Large Ensemble) 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
Music Elective 3
MUHS 307 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 3
 Credits14.5
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUCP 202 Theory IV 3
MUCP 204 Aural Skills IV 1
MSSN 204 Keyboard Musicianship IV 1
Elective Ensemble (Large Ensemble) 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
MUHS 308 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
 Credits14.5
Third Year
Fall
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUCP 304 Theory VI-Orchestration 3
MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting 2
Elective Ensemble 0.5
Elective Ensemble (Large Ensembel) 0.5
MUHS 407
Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
or Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
3
Music Elective 3
 Credits16.5
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUPR 395 Junior Recital 1
MUCP 303 Theory V-Counterpoint 3
Elective Ensemble (Large Ensemble) 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
Music Elective 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
 Credits15.5
Fourth Year
Fall
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
Elective Ensemble (Large Ensemble) 0.5
MULT 276 Instrumental Literature I 2
Elective Ensemble 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
World Language I 3
Free Electives 4
 Credits15
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
Ensemble Elective (Large Ensemble) 0.5
MULT 277 Instrumental Literature II 2
Elective Ensemble 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
MUPR 439 Pedagogy I 2
World Language II 3
 Credits13.5
 Total Credits120

Keyboard Primary

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUGN 199 Freshman Seminar for Music Majors 1
MUCP 101 Theory I 3
MUCP 103 Aural Skills I 1
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
MUHS 106
Diverse Worlds of Music
or Music and Computer Technology I
3
WRIT 105 College Writing I 3
 Credits14
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUCP 102 Theory II 3
MUCP 104 Aural Skills II 1
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
MUTC 101
Music and Computer Technology I
or Diverse Worlds of Music
3
GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
 Credits14
Second Year
Fall
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUSI 499 Applied Music (Additional Instrument) 2
MUCP 201 Theory III 3
MUCP 203 Aural Skills III 1
MUCP 310 Keyboard Harmony I 1
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
MUHS 307 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (C2) Literature 3
 Credits16
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUSI 499 Applied Music (Additional Instrument) 2
MUCP 202 Theory IV 3
MUCP 204 Aural Skills IV 1
MUCP 311 Keyboard Harmony II 1
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
MUHS 308 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
 Credits16.5
Third Year
Fall
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUSI 499 Applied Music (Additional Instrument) 2
MUCP 304 Theory VI-Orchestration 3
MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting 2
MULT 201 Keyboard Literature I 2
MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
MUHS 407
Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
or Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
3
 Credits17.5
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUPR 395 Junior Recital 1
MUCP 303 Theory V-Counterpoint 3
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
MULT 202 Keyboard Literature II 2
MULT 276 Instrumental Literature I 2
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
 Credits16.5
Fourth Year
Fall
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
Ensemble Elective 0.5
World Language I 3
Free Electives 4
 Credits13
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
Ensemble Elective 0.5
MUPR 436 Piano Pedagogy I 2
MULT 277 Instrumental Literature II 2
World Language II 3
 Credits12.5
 Total Credits120

Vocal Primary

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUGN 199 Freshman Seminar for Music Majors 1
MUCP 101 Theory I 3
MUCP 103 Aural Skills I 1
MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I 1
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
MUPR 130 Introduction to Diction: English and Italian 1
MUHS 106
Diverse Worlds of Music
or Music and Computer Technology I
3
WRIT 105 College Writing I 3
 Credits16
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUCP 102 Theory II 3
MUCP 104 Aural Skills II 1
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II 1
MUPR 131 Diction Overview: German and French 1
MTTH 132 Acting for the Singer I 0.5
MUTC 101
Music and Computer Technology I
or Diverse Worlds of Music
3
GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
 Credits15.5
Second Year
Fall
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUPR 200 Vocal Coaching 0
MUCP 201 Theory III 3
MUCP 203 Aural Skills III 1
MSSN 203 Keyboard Musicianship III 1
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
MUEN 130 Opera Workshop 0.5
MUPR 199 Opera Coaching 0
MUHS 307 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 3
Language 1 - I 3
 Credits15
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 2
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUPR 200 Vocal Coaching 0
MULT 230 Vocal Repertory from Monody to Mozart 2
MUCP 202 Theory IV 3
MUCP 204 Aural Skills IV 1
MSSN 204 Keyboard Musicianship IV 1
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
MUHS 308 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 3
Language 1 - II 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUPR 200 Vocal Coaching 0
MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting 2
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
MUEN 130 Opera Workshop 0.5
MUPR 199 Opera Coaching 0
MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
MUHS 407
Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
or Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
3
Language 2 - I 3
 Credits14
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUPR 200 Vocal Coaching 0
MUPR 395 Junior Recital 1
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
Elective Ensemble 0.5
MUPR 441 Pedagogy Of The Voice 3
MULT 231 The 19th Century Song: Lied and Melodie 2
Language 2 - II 3
 Credits14.5
Fourth Year
Fall
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUPR 200 Vocal Coaching 0
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
MUEN 130 Opera Workshop 0.5
MUPR 199 Opera Coaching 0
Language 3 - I 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
Free Elective 4
 Credits15.5
Spring
MUSI 499 Applied Music 4
MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
MUPR 200 Vocal Coaching 0
MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
Ensemble Elective 0.5
MULT 232 The 20th Century Art Song 2
Language 3- II 3
GENERAL EDUCATION (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
 Credits13.5
 Total Credits120