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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All students in the School of Music require admission to the university and admission to the program.  For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:
  2. Students wanting to enter the music program as a music major (B.A., B.M., B.S. degrees) must submit an online application and audition on their principal instrument or voice the semester before their desired entrance.
  3. 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 students 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 general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Piano Proficiency
  3. Theory Proficiency
  4. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)
  5. For transfer students, 31 semester credit hours in Music (or equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Music Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Performance at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    MU 1315Music Theory I3
    TCCN: MUSI 1311
    MU 1316Music Theory II3
    TCCN: MUSI 1312
    MU 2315Music Theory III3
    TCCN: MUSI 2311
    MU 2316Music Theory IV3
    TCCN: MUSI 2312
    MU 1115Aural Skills I1
    TCCN: MUSI 1116
    MU 1116Aural Skills II1
    TCCN: MUSI 1117
    MU 2115Aural Skills III1
    TCCN: MUSI 2116
    MU 2116Aural Skills IV1
    TCCN: MUSI 2117
    MU 2303Survey of Music Literature3
    TCCN: MUSI 1307
    4 semester credit hours of Ensembles from the following: MUSE 3124, MUSE 3125, MUSE 3140 and MUSE 31414
    TCCN: 4 hours from MUEN 11XX and 21XX
    8 semester credit hours of Applied Study from the following: MUSP 1220 and MUSP 22208
    TCCN: 8 hours from MUAP 11XX, 12XX, 21XX and 22XX
    Total Hours31

Course Requirements

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 11501MU 1116 (TCCN MUSI 1117)1
MU 1115 (TCCN MUSI 1116)1MU 1316 (TCCN MUSI 1312)3
MU 1315 (TCCN MUSI 1311)3Select one from the following:1
Select one of the following:1 
 MUSP 1136 (TCCN MUSI 1182)1
MUSP 1135 (TCCN MUSI 1181)1MUSP 1220 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)2
MUSP 1220 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)2ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Select one of the following:4
US 11001
FR 1410 (TCCN FREN 1411)
TH 1364 (TCCN DRAM 1351)3
GER 1410 (TCCN GERM 1411)
ITAL 1410 (TCCN ITAL 1411)
 16 15
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 31411MU 31421
MU 2115 (TCCN MUSI 2116)1MU 2116 (TCCN MUSI 2117)1
MU 2315 (TCCN MUSI 2311)3MU 2316 (TCCN MUSI 2312)3
MUSE 3106 or 31071ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3
MUSE 3140 or 31411MUSE 3106 or 31071
MUSP 11371MUSE 3140 or 31411
MUSP 2220 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)2MUSP 11381
Select one of the following:4MUSP 2220 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)2
FR 1420 (TCCN FREN 1412)
 American History Component Code 0603
GER 1420 (TCCN GERM 1412)
ITAL 1420 (TCCN ITAL 1412)
Mathematics Component Code 0203 
 17 16
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MU 32082MU 30500
MU 33153MU 33163
MUSE 31091MU 42592
MUSE 3140 or 31411MUSE 3140 or 31411
MUSP 32202MUSP 32202
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
American History Component Code 0603POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
 15 14
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 33173MU 40500
MU 42572MU 41851
MUSE 30990MU 42592
MUSP 42202MUSE 30990
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303MUSP 42202
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
 ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
 13 14
Total Hours: 120