BM in Music

Lipscomb University-International Study Centre, United States

bm-in-music

Next enrollment cycle

August 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 35,752

Course Accredited By

SACSCOC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
The BM will prepare you for the rigorous life of a performing musician. You’ll become a scholar in your performance medium. With private lessons, your performance skills and techniques will develop. The junior recital gives you the opportunity to plan, learn and perform a 25-minute program. The senior recital upgrades that opportunity to 50 minutes.
Prepare yourself to teach others about your passion for music. Our Bachelor of Music in Music Education leads to K-12 licensure in Tennessee — which is transferable to other states. So let us prepare you to teach in vocal/general or instrumental music. Guided by experienced teaching faculty in the College of Education, you'll learn how to plan and install classroom lessons and gain experience working and observing in public schools. You'll practice teaching and rehearsing performance ensembles, too.

Our Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is especially for students who plan to work full-time as a professional performing musician. Our professional faculty will mentor you and work with you in private studio lessons. You'll gain experience as you perform as a soloist and prepare junior and senior recitals. You'll grow during auditions, competitions and workshops. Once you've earned your degree, you'll be ready to open your own teaching studio, start your performance career or move on to graduate study.

Concentrations
Music BM: Piano performance, vocal performance, instrumental performance
Music Education BM: Instrumental, Vocal/General

Enrollment Cycles

  • August 2022
  • January 2022

Entry Requirements 

  • Direct Admission
  • TOEFL (iBT) Overall 79
  • IELTS Overall 6.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 60 
  • Pearson Versant 64 or higher
  • Duolingo 105
  • GPA: Undergraduate: 2.5 for Direct Admission
     

Music, B.M., Piano Performance
Total hours required: 79
Specific courses required:
MU 1111 - Aural Skills I
MU 1121 - Aural Skills II
MU 1133 - Theory I
MU 1143 - Theory II
MU 1202 - Issues for Performers
MU 2111 - Aural Skills III
MU 2133 - Theory III
MU 2143 - Theory IV
MU 2402 - Music Literature
MU 3011 - Junior Recital, Performance Emphasis
MU 3112 - Form and Analysis
WA 2303 - The Complete Worship Leader
MU 3403 - History of Church Music
MU 3413 - History of Music I
MU 3423 - History of Music II
MU 4002 - Pedagogy Practicum
MU 4012 - Senior Recital, Performance Emphasis
MU 4103 - Counterpoint
MU 4113 - Orchestration
MU 4232 - Piano Pedagogy
MU 4423 - Piano Literature
MU 3513 - Solo Vocal Literature or MU 4433 - Instrumental Chamber Literature
MU 4612 - Conducting
MU 4622 - Choral Conducting and Literature or MU 4632 - Instrumental Conducting and Literature

Additional Requirements:
16 semester hours of private lessons in piano; minimum 8 hours at 3000 level.
MU 2211 - Collaborative Piano
Participation for credit, 8 semesters
MU 2000 - Recital Seminar
Enrollment and passing grade, 8 semesters
Note: No minor is required.
Music, B.M., Vocal Performance
Total hours required: 76


Specific courses required:
MU 1111 - Aural Skills I
MU 1121 - Aural Skills II
MU 1133 - Theory I
MU 1143 - Theory II
MU 1202 - Issues for Performers
MU 2111 - Aural Skills III
MU 2133 - Theory III
MU 2143 - Theory IV
MU 2402 - Music Literature
MU 3011 - Junior Recital, Performance Emphasis
MU 3112 - Form and Analysis
WA 2303 - The Complete Worship Leader
MU 3403 - History of Church Music
MU 3413 - History of Music I
MU 3423 - History of Music II
MU 3513 - Solo Vocal Literature
MU 4002 - Pedagogy Practicum
MU 4012 - Senior Recital, Performance Emphasis
MU 4020 - Piano Proficiency
MU 4103 - Counterpoint
MU 4113 - Orchestration
MU 4202 - Voice Pedagogy
MU 4412 - Diction for Singers I: Latin and Italian
MU 4612 - Conducting
MU 4442 - Diction for Singers II: French and German


Additional Requirements:
16 hours private lessons in voice for credit; minimum 8 hours at 3000 level.
Participation and credit in major vocal ensembles for 8 semesters, including:
MU 1041 - Opera Workshop (2 semesters)
MU 1001 - A Cappella Singers
MU 2000 - Recital Seminar
Enrollment and passing grade, 8 semesters
Note:
No minor is required.
Music, B.M., Instrumental Performance
Total hours required: 78


Specific courses required:
MU 1111 - Aural Skills I
MU 1121 - Aural Skills II
MU 1133 - Theory I
MU 1143 - Theory II
MU 1202 - Issues for Performers
MU 2111 - Aural Skills III
MU 2133 - Theory III
MU 2143 - Theory IV
MU 2402 - Music Literature
MU 3011 - Junior Recital, Performance Emphasis
MU 3020 - Upper Division Hearing
MU 3112 - Form and Analysis
WA 2303 - The Complete Worship Leader
MU 3403 - History of Church Music
MU 3413 - History of Music I
MU 3423 - History of Music II
MU 4002 - Pedagogy Practicum
MU 4012 - Senior Recital, Performance Emphasis
MU 4020 - Piano Proficiency
MU 4103 - Counterpoint
MU 4113 - Orchestration
MU 4433 - Instrumental Chamber Literature
MU 4612 - Conducting
MU 4632 - Instrumental Conducting and Literature

Additional Requirements:
16 hours private lessons on major instrument for credit; minimum 8 hours at 3000 level.
4 hours private lessons on secondary instrument for credit.
Participation in a major instrumental ensemble, 8 semesters, for credit:
MU 1051 - Wind Ensemble or MU 1081 - Orchestra
MU 2000 - Recital Seminar
Enrollment and passing grade, 8 semesters
Music Teaching, B.M., Instrumental
General education required of secondary and K-12 teacher education students; Leads to K-12 licensure


Specialized professional education:
MU 2843 - Brass and Percussion Methods
MU 2852 - Woodwind Methods
MU 2881 - String Methods
MU 4224 - Instrumental Methods
MU 4243 - Elementary School Music

Subject matter specialization:
MU 1111 - Aural Skills I
MU 1121 - Aural Skills II
MU 1133 - Theory I
MU 1143 - Theory II
MU 2111 - Aural Skills III
MU 2133 - Theory III
MU 2143 - Theory IV
MU 2402 - Music Literature
MU 3020 - Upper Division Hearing
MU 3112 - Form and Analysis
MU 3413 - History of Music I
MU 3423 - History of Music II
MU 4000 - Senior Recital
MU 4020 - Piano Proficiency
MU 4113 - Orchestration
MU 4612 - Conducting
MU 4632 - Instrumental Conducting and Literature

Additional Requirements:
8 semester hours of one instrument for credit; minimum 4 hours at the 3000 level.
10 semester hours for credit in ensembles; 8 hours in a major instrumental ensemble (MU 1051 or MU 1081), 1 hour in choral ensemble, 1 hour in elective ensemble.
MU 1051 - Wind Ensemble 8 semester hours or MU 1081 - Orchestra 8 semester hours
MU 2000 - Recital Seminar
Enrollment and passing grade for 8 semesters
Music Teaching, B.M., Vocal/General Music
General education required of secondary and K-12 teacher education students; Leads to K-12 licensure


Specialized professional education
MU 4202 - Voice Pedagogy
MU 4213 - Choral Methods
MU 4243 - Elementary School Music
MU 4412 - Diction for Singers I: Latin and Italian or MU 4232 - Piano Pedagogy


Subject matter specialization
MU 1111 - Aural Skills I
MU 1121 - Aural Skills II
MU 1133 - Theory I
MU 1143 - Theory II
MU 2111 - Aural Skills III
MU 2133 - Theory III
MU 2143 - Theory IV
MU 2402 - Music Literature
MU 3020 - Upper Division Hearing
MU 3112 - Form and Analysis
MU 3413 - History of Music I
MU 3423 - History of Music II
MU 4000 - Senior Recital
MU 4020 - Piano Proficiency
MU 4113 - Orchestration
MU 4612 - Conducting
MU 4622 - Choral Conducting and Literature


Additional Requirements:
8 semester hours of private voice for credit, or 4 hours of private voice and 8 hours of private piano for credit; minimum 4 hours at the 3000 level.
12 semester hours for credit in ensembles; 8 hours in a major choral ensemble (MU 1001 A Cappella Singers); 4 hours in MU 1041 (Opera Workshop) or small vocal ensembles.
MU 2000 - Recital Seminar
Enrollment and passing grade, 8 semesters
Note:
Students who enroll in an ensemble for non-credit may not opt to change that to credit status after the published deadlines for making course changes in a given semester.

Undergraduate 

Direct Admit 

Direct Admit $35,752

 Program Tuition Estimated Room, Board & Fees $16,044 

*Pricing is subject to change 

Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship 

Scholarship Available - Upto $6,000 

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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