Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Major in Performance (Vocal Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Students wanting to enter the music program as a music major (B.A., B.M., B.S.) must submit an online application and audition on their principal instrument or voice the semester before their desired entrance. For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:
  2. Admission to the School of Music is contingent upon admission to Texas State, successful completion of the audition process, and available space in each studio. Moreover, a successful audition does not automatically ensure acceptance to the School of Music. Transfer students' transcripts will be evaluated by an academic advisor prior to an acceptance decision to ensure that acceptance and successful degree plan completion are possible here at Texas State.  Prospective music majors will not be permitted to enroll in applied music and other music major classes until they have been accepted based on their audition and met with an academic advisor. Auditions are held periodically throughout the year for enrollment the following academic year. Those prospective music students unable to audition in person due to geographic distance from campus may submit an audio or video recording representative of their performing abilities that meet the audition guidelines for their instrument or voice. The deadline to submit a recorded audition is March 1 (for Fall admission) or November 1 (for Spring admission). Audition requirements are available on the School of Music website.

General Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree with a major in Performance requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. Piano Proficiency
  3. Theory Proficiency
  4. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)

Course Requirements

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 11501MU 12122
MU 12102MU 12132
MU 12112Select one from the following:1
Select one of the following:1 
 MUSP 11361
MUSP 11351MUSP 12202
MUSP 12202ENG 13203
ENG 13103Select one of the following:4
US 11001 
TH 13643 
 16 15
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 21411MU 21421
MU 22602MU 22622
MU 22612MU 22632
MUSE 3106 or 31071Select one of the following:3
MUSE 3140 or 31411 
MUSP 11371 
MUSP 22202 
Select one of the following:4 
 MUSE 3106 or 31071
 MUSE 3140 or 31411
 MUSP 11381
Mathematics Component3MUSP 22202
 HIST 13103
 17 16
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MU 32082MU 30500
MU 33153MU 33163
MUSE 31261MU 42592
MUSE 3140 or 31411MUSE 3140 or 31411
MUSP 32202MUSP 32202
HIST 13203Life and Physical Sciences Component3
POSI 23103POSI 23203
 15 14
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 33173MU 40500
MU 42572MU 41851
MUSE 30990MU 42592
MUSP 42202MUSE 30990
Life and Physical Sciences Component3MUSP 42202
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component3COMM 13103
 English Literature3
 PHIL 1305 or 13203
 13 14
Total Hours: 120