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2019 - 2020 Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance Major

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Department Chair: Dr. Tom Porter

Program Advisor: Dr. Brian Lydeen, Dr. Youna Hartgraves

Degree Type: Bachelor of Music


The Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Mary is intended for students who desire strong, focused preparation in vocal or instrumental performance. Students may choose a career as a professional performer or private teacher, or continue their studies in a graduate program.

Department Mission

The Music Department endeavors to develop a community of learners where a challenging curriculum is integrated with practical experience and professional training so that graduates are prepared to excel in their chosen specializations.

Department Outcomes

Graduates of this department:

  • perform instrumentally and/or vocally with artistic competence and assess their own performance for purposes of continued development
  • conduct musical groups with attention to artistic concerns
  • know the field of music study; use its technical vocabulary and common approaches; describe current issues and significant artistic works
  • work effectively with others and demonstrate respect for them
  • articulate the values of this Benedictine institution and reflect on them in their work
  • contribute to their civic, cultural, and professional communities


The University of Mary Music Program is accredited as an Associate Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Major Requirements

Required Courses:

Four Semesters of Class or Applied Piano

Choose from the below courses:

Vocal Performance Majors

Total: 124 Semester Credits

Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks

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