Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance

Degree Requirements

  • Brass -- trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba (e-mail for more information)
  • Percussion (e-mail for more information)
  • Strings -- violin, viola, ‘cello, bass, guitar, harp (e-mail for more information)
  • Woodwinds -- flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone (e-mail for more information)
Music Requirements*75-81
INST 301-402 Applied Music (minimum 16 hours at or above INST 401) 30
INST 101+ Applied minor in major family 4
PIAN 101 Complete piano proficiency benchmarks 1-8 0-6
PERF 385 Junior Recital 0
PERF 485 Senior Capstone: Senior Recital 0
MUS 229 Basic Conducting 2
MUS 430 Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS- Ensembles (with or without credit - 8 semesters)( 0
MHS 230-380 Music History and Literature I-III 9
MLT 450, 451, 452, or 453 Instrumental Literature (choose one) 2
MUS 250 Music in Christian Perspective 2
MTH 220, 221, 227, 228, 325, 326, 327, 328 Theory and Musicianship 16
Choose one of the following courses: 0
MED 227 String Techniques 2
MED 240 Percussion Techniques 2
MED 241 Brass Techniques 2
MED 242 Woodwind Techniques 2
Advanced Coursework: Choose at least one of the following MTH courses: (6)
MTH 458 Sixteenth Century Counterpoint 3
MTH 462 Form and Analysis 3
MTH courses numbered 500 and above, with permission 3
If only one MTH prefix is chosen, the second advanced course may be MHS 490, Topics in Music History.
Integrative Studies (IS)‡ (Liberal Arts)36
Free Electives12

* See College Music Catalog for specific requirements and course descriptions.

‡ See College Catalog, for a full description of Houghton’s IS requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.

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