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2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
2017-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music - Voice Performance Concentration, B.A.

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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.


  • Jazz Band
  • 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.

Major Requirements

Additional Coursework

Includes a minor in another discipline.

Music - Voice Performance Curriculum

First Year

Second Year

First Semester

Total: 17

Second Semester

Total: 15

Third Year

Fourth Year

Total Required Hours: 124

*Service Learning: Students will earn a total of 30 service learning hours after successful completion of FYS 101  & FYS 102 .

**Community Service: Students must contact the Office of Student Affairs for pre-approved community service project to earn a total of 90 hours of community service by the end of their junior year.

***Writing Proficiency Examination: Students must complete ENG 111  and ENG 112  with a minimum grade of ‘C’ to register for ENG 199 - Writing Proficiency Examination  . Students who fail to take or do not pass ENG 199  must take ENG 200 - Review of Writing Strategies  (3 credit hours).

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