Music Major, Performance Concentration (Voice Primary) (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
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements107
Total Credits123-126

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
Area Requirements - 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
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 Credits107

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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Total Credits10