Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    Jun 05, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Instrumental Performance Specialization, B.M.

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Developing advanced performance skills in solo performance, large ensembles, and instrumental chamber groups; developing pedagogical philosophies and an awareness of repertoire for teaching within the specialization; and instrumental conducting - 52 semester hours

The Bachelor of Music in Performance

The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is a specialized professional degree designed to prepare students for careers in music performance. In addition to a general studies program and thorough training in fundamental musicianship, students have the opportunity to specialize in:

The University General Education Core

Fine Art course

Three hours from:


  1. COMS requirement may differ by degree. Students pursuing teacher education should take COMS 2302 .
  2. ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  should be taken within first year of enrollment.
  3. The B.M. degree specifies ART 1301  or studio course or THEA 1303 .
  4. HIST 2301  and HIST 2302  are required for teacher certification.
  5. Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 Old Testament History  and/or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301  and/or RLGN 1302  at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4316 , RLGN 4317 , or RLGN 4318  in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take RLGN 4306 , RLGN 4320 , RLGN 4322 , or RLGN 4324  in lieu of RLGN 1302 . RLGN 4306  may be an option for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302  as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 New Testament History , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.
  6. Courses marked with an * in the course description section maybe used to fulfill this requirement. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.

Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements

In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.M. degree:

Total: 7 Hours

Academic Major and Minor

Because of the breadth of the program, the major and minor fields of study are combined into a single composite field offered in music education, and music performance.


As the B.M. degree requires 129 semester hours, no elective hours are required.

Instrumental Performance Specialization

Course Requirements

Three semester hours from:

Ten semester hours of upper-level music electives which must include the following:

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Bachelor of Music - Instrumental Performance Recommended Sequence of Courses - listed is the recommended rotation based on a B.M. degree program. For complete information on the general education and graduation requirements for the B.M. degree program, refer to the undergraduate programs section of the catalog. 

Total: 17 Hours

Freshman Year Spring Semester:

Total: 17 Hours

Sophomore Year Fall Semester:

Total: 16 Hours

Sophomore Year Spring Semester:

Total: 16 Hours

Junior Year Fall Semester:

Total: 18 Hours

Junior Year Spring Semester:

Total: 16 Hours

Senior Year Fall Semester:

  • MUSI 0001 - Recital Hour 0 hrs
  • Applied Instrument 2 hrs
  • Major Ensemble-Band 1 hrs
  • Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1 hrs
  • Advanced music electives 5 hrs 
  • General Education core course* 3 hrs

Total: 12 Hours

Senior Year Spring Semester:

Total: 12 Hours


General Education Core

*General Education Core courses which are flexible and may be taken in any order:


**HIST requirement must be sequential and of one history area, such as US History (HIST 2301  and HIST 2302 ), or World Civilization (HIST 1303  and HIST 1304 ).  HIST 1303  and HIST 1304  are recommended for music performance majors.


MUSI 3302 Music Technology  must be taken in the May micro-term after the freshman or sophomore year.


 Upper-level (advanced) music electives - 3 hours from:

Flexible music

 Flexible music courses include:

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