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ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Music Performance, Vocal Track, B.A.

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The Music performance track is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as performers, private studio teachers or composers; and for students planning to go to graduate school in related areas. Music Performance majors are required to take a rigorous core of music theory, history, techniques/pedagogy and applied lessons on their primary instrument or voice. Students are required to be in a large ensemble performing on their major instrument/voice every semester (except for piano). Entrance into the music performance track is determined by audition with the music department.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Music .

Major Requirements

Applied Vocal Lessons

Eight credit hours from the following:

Applied Piano Lessons/Piano Proficiency

Private Piano lessons with NCC faculty until successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Exam (or Jazz Piano Proficiency Exam for Jazz Studies Majors).

Additional Requirements

  • Completion of requisite number of concert attendance. Six concerts per semester while enrolled as a music major, unless student teaching or studying abroad. See department guidebook for additional details.
  • Complete the Junior and Senior full recital. (Composition majors may opt for an instrumental or vocal Junior recital.
  • Ensemble participation required each semester. Students must register for credit unless they have already reached the 18 credit hour limit.
  • Successful completion of the entrance and continuation auditions.


*Students must consult the North Central College catalog for other degree requirements.

Additional Requirements for the B.A. Degree

Students must demonstrate elementary competence in a foreign language. For more information, see the B.A. Degree Requirements  within the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

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