2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Vocal Performance, BM

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The Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at CBU prepares students with the fundamental musical skills, technical competencies, stylistic range, and artistic cultivation to successfully pursue a career in vocal performance. Highlights of the program include strong theoretical and musicianship training, thorough studies in music history and vocal literature, pedagogical coaching in a variety of stylistic genres, and rigorous performance instruction, including private study with CBU faculty and consistent engagement with professional performers through residencies and masterclasses. Students in the program will also be required to actively perform throughout their tenure in a diverse cross-section of styles and settings. These performances will include numerous individual solo performances, two capstone recital presentations, and collaborative performances ranging from traditional choral ensembles to modern vocal jazz, from early chamber music to theatrical genres such and opera and musical theater. 

Traditional Major Program Requirements (88-90 units)

General Education Requirements (40-55 units)

The General Education requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other University degree programs. Twelve (12) units of G.E. requirements will be met through the specific coursework of the Vocal Performance major. See School of Music Handbook for details.

Core Applied Music Requirements


*Enrollment in Class Piano (MUS 012  or 022 ) is required of music majors whose primary instrument is other than piano each semester until the Piano Proficiency requirements are met. An opportunity to attempt to pass the Piano Proficiency exam for first semester students will be offered during rehearsal camp. For returning students, an attempt to pass the exam or portions of the exam will be offered at the end of each semester. See Music Handbook for Piano Proficiency requirements.

**Students must complete eight (8) units of Private Instruction on the same instrument or voice.   ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

1Enrollment for one unit of MUS 080 -089 , 460 -469  Private Instruction is required for each semester of residence for all music majors. A minimum of eight (8) units is required.

2Enrollment is required in at least one Major Ensemble (MUS 067 , MUS 068 , 091 , 092 , 094 , 097 , 099 , 490A 490B 490C 490D 490E 490F 490H ) for full credit during each semester of enrollment at California Baptist University. A minimum of eight (8) units is required. Additional ensembles may be taken for 0-1 units.

Vocal Performance Major Requirements

Private Instruction Requirements

Ensemble Requirements

Additional Requirements

Students must complete twelve (12) units of additional upper division music electives


Complete one of the concentrations: Jazz Studies; Keyboard Collaborative Arts; Live Music Production (MD); Piano Pedagogy; Songwriting; Studio Production; Worship Arts; Worship Tech


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