Performance Major

Music Performance prepares students for careers as performers but also as private lesson teachers, church musicians and other related careers. A number of Bradley graduates have gone on to graduate school and completed their doctorates to become college professors. Students in this program receive intensive training in developing their performance skills for solo and ensemble performance.

There are five concentrations available in this major.

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 64 - 91

Course Sequence

Music Courses (45 hours)

  • MUS 001 Recital Lab (each semester) — 0
  • MUS 002 Senior Recital — 0
  • MUS ensemble (each semester) — 8
  • MUS 161 Music Theory I — 2
  • MUS 162 Music Theory II — 2
  • MUS 163 Elementary Ear-Training and Sight-singing — 1
  • MUS 164 Elementary Ear-Training and Sight-singing — 1
  • MUS 165 Keyboard Skills-Class Piano — 2
  • MUS 166 Keyboard Skills-Class Piano — 2
  • MUS 235 Music in Its Historical Perspective I — 3
  • MUS 236 Music in Its Historical Perspective II — 3
  • MUS 261 Music Theory III — 2
  • MUS 262 Music Theory IV — 2
  • MUS 263 Ear-Training and Sight-singing — 1
  • MUS 264 Ear-Training and Sight-singing — 1
  • MUS 265 Adv. Keyboard Skills-Class Piano — 2
  • MUS 266 Adv. Keyboard Skills-Class Piano — 2
  • MUS 305 Counterpoint, MUS 319 Comp, or MUS 405 Atonal Music — 2-3
  • MED 321 Conducting I — 2
  • MUS 335 Music in Its Historical Perspective III — 3
  • MUS 336 Music in Its Historical Perspective IV — 3

Piano Concentration (28 hours)

  • APL 189/389 Applied Music Piano — 20
  • Half Junior Recital — 0
  • MUS 327/328 Accompanying  — 4
  • MUS 331 Piano Pedagogy — 2
  • MUS 433 Piano Literature — 2

Piano Accompanying Concentration (47 hours)

  • APL 189/389 Applied Music Piano — 16
  • Applied Music/accompanying techniques — 16
  • MUS 125 Foreign Language Diction — 2
  • MUS 421 Advanced Choral Conducting — 1
  • MUS 422 Advanced Instrumental Conducting — 1
  • MUS 480 Vocal Literature — 2
  • MUS 491 Independent Study (Instrumental Music Literature) — 2
  • Foreign language (French and German) — 7

Organ Concentration (20 hours)

  • APL 187/387 Applied Music Organ — 20
  • MUS 003 Junior Recital — 0

Voice Concentration (44 hours)

  • APL 197/397 Applied Music Voice — 20 hrs.
  • MUS 003 Junior Recital — 0
  • MUS 125 Foreign Language Diction — 2
  • MUS 375 Opera Workshop — 2
  • MUS 470 Vocal Pedagogy — 2
  • MUS 480 Vocal Literature — 2
  • Foreign language (French and German) — 16

Orchestral/Band Instruments Concentration (22 hours)

  • Applied Music — 20
  • MUS 003 Junior Recital — 0
  • MUS 491 Independent Study
  • Instrumental Music Literature and Pedagogy — 2

Course sequence information is provided for sample purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor about their individual plan for course registration and completion of program requirements.