Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance

The Department of Instrumental Performance offers a bachelor of music performance degree and a performer's certificate in 17 traditional instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, and harp.

Bachelor of Music: Instrumental Performance (MIP)

The purpose of the Bachelor of Music in Performance Degree is to

  1. Provide the highest quality of education possible in the areas of musicianship that will lead toward a professional performance career or graduate study as a classical artist.
  2. To provide performance opportunities that integrate the skills learned in music and other classes and to foster creativity and research.
  3. To provide audition skills and repertoire as well as the skills for building and managing the non-performance aspects of a professional career.

Educational Objectives

  • Students will develop musicianship skills and technique that will lead toward a professional career as a solo classical performer or graduate study.
  • Students will be able to sight-read and prepare musical performances without assistance.
  • Students will develop musicianship skills and technique for working within an ensemble leading towards a professional career or graduate study as a classical performer. Ensemble requirements will vary by applied area.
  • Students will develop skills for fostering a professional career or graduate study as a classical performer.
  • Students will have a broad knowledge of music literature in their applied area as well as an understanding of stylistic and theoretical principles of the various musical and historical periods.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses MIP
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students 3
ST_XXXX STEM Cognate 9
PS_XXXX People & Society Cognate 9
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (3 courses) see description below
Total General Education credits = 27
Experiential Music Curriculum Core Courses MIP 1
Complete 8 semesters of one of the following:
MIP 1 Brass Forum 0
MIP 2 Guitar Forum 0
MIP 5 Percussion Forum 0
MIP 7 String Forum 0
MIP 9 Woodwind Forum 0
MIP XX1 (Level 1) Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 1-4, 2 credit hours) 8
MIP XX3 (Level 3) Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 5-6, 2 credit hours) 4
MTC 140
MTC 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MTC 141
MTC 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MTC 240
MTC 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III
4
MTC 241
MTC 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV
4
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I 1
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II 1
MCY 140 Experiencing Music 3
MCY 341 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods (AWC) 3
MMI 250 Essential Technologies For Musicians 3
MMI 310 Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
MIP XXX Large Ensembles (3 semesters of 1 credit hour) 3
MIP XXX Chamber Ensembles (3 semesters of 1 credit hour) 3
Courses in the MIP Major
MIP XX3 (Level 3) Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 7-8, 2 credit hours) 4
Junior & Senior recitals with lesson
MIP XXX Large Ensembles (5 semesters of 1 credit hour) 5
MIP XXX Chamber Ensembles (5 semesters of 1 credit hour) 5
MIP 307 Skills Lab V: Classical Improvisation 2
MIP 308 Skills Lab VI: Composition as Applied Improvisation 2
MIP 407 Skills Lab VII: Basic Conducting/Arranging 2
MIP 408 Skills Lab VIII: Culminating Project 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV 2
MTC 311 Analysis and Experience 3
MTC 312 20th And 21st Century Techniques 3
MTC 313 18th Century Counterpoint 3
MTC 416 Orchestration 3
MCY 342 Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods 3
Complete exactly one of the following: 2
Bassoon Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Clarinet Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Flute Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Oboe Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Brass Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Percussion Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Saxophone Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Guitar Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
String Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
XXX XXX Non-Music Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 121

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