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Theatre and Voice

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must sing a live audition with 2 memorized selections, including 1 in classical style. All students should sing at least 1 selection in English; students auditioning for the sophomore level or higher must sing 1 selection in French, German, or Italian and provide a repertoire list of previously learned material.

Piano Proficiency

Students may satisfy the requirements for the B.M. by passing PIAN 288 Intermediate Keyboard Skills II (or equivalent) or for the B.F.A. by passing PIAN 284 Intermediate Keyboard Skills I (or equivalent).

Ensemble Participation

8 hours of ensemble credit are required for B.M. students, and 4 hours are required for B.F.A. students. Ensemble credit may be earned in major choral groups and opera.

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B.F.A. Degree Requirements for the Theatre and Voice Major

A total of 120 hours is required, distributed as follows:

Music Theory (16 hours)

MTHC 105 Theory I 4
MTHC 115 Theory II 4
MTHC 205 Theory III 4
MTHC 315 Theory IV 4

Musicology (10 hours)

MUSC 320 Music History I 2
MUSC 340 Music History II 3
MUSC 440 Music History III 3
MUSC 480 Music History IV 2

Theatre and Voice Major Courses

VOIC 120 Vocal Performance in English 1
Applied music lessons 26
VOIC 270 Lyric Diction for Singers: _____ 1
VOIC 470 Lyric Diction for Singers: _____ 1
VOIC 405  Vocal Literature I (2) or
VOIC 406 Vocal Literature II (2)
THR 106 Acting I 3
THR 206 Acting II 3
THR 210 Musical Performance for the Actor I 3
THR 212 Beginning Voice and Speech for Actors 3
THR 213 Movement I: The Acting Instrument 3
THR 310 Musical Performance for the Actor II 3
THR 313 Movement II 3
THR 410 Musical Performance for the Actor III 3
Theatre elective: THR 306, THR 512, or THR 380, THR 406, or THR 508 6
Ensembles (4 semesters) 4
Piano (proficiency level of PIAN 284) 4
MEMT 116 Performance Media: Computers, Synthesizers, and Electronics 1
COND 245 Conducting I 2
REC 100 Laboratory in Music Performance (4 semesters) 0
Foreign language (first 2 semesters of 1 language) 10
ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and ENGL 203, ENGL 209, ENGL 210, or ENGL 211 9
Electives 8

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