The School of Music & Theater is located within the hub of musical and theatrical activity in the Pacific Northwest, only three blocks from the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. It maintains close ties to the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Portland Jazz Orchestra, Portland Piano International, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Chamber Music Northwest, Oregon Repertory Singers, Artists Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage, Milagro Theatre, and Third Rail Repertory Theater, among other organizations. Faculty and students alike interact with these performing organizations in various ways.
Students have the opportunity to study with faculty members who are internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers, actors, directors, writers, and scholars. Standards are high as students pursue the conservatory-like Bachelor of Music degree or the more general Bachelor of Arts or Science in Music or Theater. Graduates have consistently demonstrated their excellence in the fields of performance, conducting, composition, acting, writing, production, and scholarship. Many are leaders in music, theater, and education around the Northwest and elsewhere.
Programs in the School of Music & Theater are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and National Association of Schools of Theater. Graduates have gained admission to both university graduate programs and professional training programs; they have become teachers and university professors; and they have pursued a range of related professions in the arts, education, business, administration, law, social services, and non-profit management.
Performance with an Emphasis in Voice B.M.
Program Coordinator: C. Meadows
Serving students who seek a professional degree in music with an emphasis in vocal performance, the B.M. in Performance with an Emphasis in Voice provides a thorough music foundation with specialized coursework in classical vocal performance, diction and language study, and pedagogy. Students pursue ensemble performance experiences in choir and solo performance experiences in opera and their recitals. Students successfully completing the B.M. in Performance will have gained the necessary skills in performance and supporting curriculum to prepare them for continued academic study or to pursue professional work as a vocalist.
In addition to meeting the general University degree requirements, music majors seeking the professional music degree (Bachelor of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Voice) must complete the following courses:
One of the following (4 credits)
One of the following (3 credits)
Two of the following (8 credits)
|It 103||First-Year Italian Term 3||
|Fr 103||First-Year French Term 3||
|Ger 103||First-Year German Term 3||
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| ||Music electives to be chosen by student in consultation with advisor||
Total Credit Hours: 123
Mus 114-Mus 116: (concurrent enrollment with Mus 111, Mus 112, Mus 113 required)
Mus 214- Mus 216: (concurrent enrollment with Mus 211, Mus 212, Mus 213 required)
Music majors must enroll in Applied Music and the related Large Ensemble each term. Students must earn 6 credits at each level of Applied Music. With departmental approval, the distribution of Applied Music credits may be altered; however, a minimum of 12 of the 24 credits must be completed at the upper-division level. A minimum of 6 of the 12 Large Ensemble credits must be completed at the upper-division level.
Mus 427: Opera Workshop is a one-credit ensemble. Voice majors are required to take Opera Workshop twice.