The curriculum in Music equips students with a solid musical foundation, as well as skills and knowledge necessary to enter graduate school and professional programs. Students will be prepared for a career in entertainment industries, professional careers in church music ministry, and music performance. The program offers a learning-centered approach in two concentrations, Music Industry and Voice Performance, which allows graduates to excel in their professions. Music majors have the opportunity to perform on campus, to be a part of the renowned Dillard University Choir, collaborate with the Theatre Department and work in partnership with churches in the community and around the country.
Student Learning Outcomes
Undertake entrepreneurial ventures in music, art and entertainment industries.
Demonstrate preparedness for graduate study in music and function effectively in a global society.
Demonstrate competence in ethical decision-making that contributes to community improvement and to the students’ own leadership development.
Demonstrate competent analytical decision-making and undergraduate research, and use of technologies in music art and entertainment industries.
University Concert Choir
Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Music - Voice Performance
Complete a total of 124 credit hours of coursework for graduation.
General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 57 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 26 credit hours
Voice Performance majors must:
Perform at least one Midday Recital program each semester of enrollment. Attendance at all departmental recitals is mandatory.
Attend studio classes as scheduled throughout the semester by the applied instructor.
Participate in a recital during the junior year (MUS 300).
Enroll in MUS 400 and present a one-hour recital during the senior year. This recital is the exit examination for the degree program. The recital must be performed on the principal instrument of study.
Present a junior and senior recital.
Participate in an ensemble each term of enrollment for a total of 8 semesters.