A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Bachelor of Music in Performance

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) in Performance curricula prepare students for careers as performers, and equip them with the musicianship needed to excel in a variety of fields.  Students graduating with this B.Mus. degree may find fulfillment as solo concert performers; professional ensemble members; recording artists; church musicians; accompanists; private studio teachers; junior college or Bible school faculty; or, after continuing education, as college or university professors.  Practical experience in teaching is desirable during junior/senior years.  The highest level of performance is expected.

Degree Requirements, 129 credit hours

Music Requirements*81
Applied Major Study 30
Minor Instrument 4
Applied Piano 3
Music in Christian Perspective: 2
Music Theory 18
Aural Skills 4
Composition 2
Music History & Literature 10
Conducting 4
Instrument Family Techniques 2
Instrument Literature 2
Music Ensemble Lab ea. Sem. 0
Junior Recital 0
Capstone: Senior Recital 0
Music Electives 2
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.

Bachelor of Music Keyboard Performance Requirements, 129 credit hours

Music Requirements*81-82
Applied Major Study 30
Minor Instrument 5
Music in Christian Perspective: 2
Music Theory 18
Aural Skills 4
Composition 2
Music History & Literature 10
Conducting 2
Instrument Pedagogy 2-3
Instrument Literature 2
Service Playngi 1
Music Ensemble Lab ea. Sem. 0
Junior Recital 0
Capstone: Senior Recital 0
Music Electives 2
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.

Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance Requirements, 129 credit hours

Music Requirements*82
Applied Major Study 28
Language Diction 2
Applied Piano 8
Music in Christian Perspective: 2
Music Theory 18
Aural Skills 4
Composition 2
Music History & Literature 10
Conducting 4
Vocal Pedagogy 2
Vocal Literature 2
Music Ensemble Lab ea. Sem. 0
Junior Recital 0
Capstone: Senior Recital 0
Music Electives 2
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.