Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    Feb 24, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.M. Vocal Performance degree plan

Music, Vocal Performance Specialization, B.M.

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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:

Requirements for Major in Music (Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts Degrees):

All students desiring acceptance and admission into the School of Music degree program as a major or a minor must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful admission into Wayland Baptist University.
  • Completion of an audition revealing the possession of sufficient skills in one’s musical performance medium to be successful in university music study.
  • Students may receive Probationary Acceptance. In this case, all requirements must be successfully completed no later than the end of the second semester of study in order to earn Full Acceptance into the music program as a major or minor.

No course grades below C or 70% will count in the major degree programs in the School of Music. This includes all classroom, ensemble, and private study courses. The degree programs affected are Bachelor of Music-Music Education, Bachelor of Music-Performance, and Bachelor of Arts-Music. If a student earns grades below 70% in any course required in the major, the student will be required to repeat that course until they receive 70% or higher.

Unless clinical teaching, all music majors must enroll in a major ensemble appropriate to their applied concentration every semester until graduation. Any request for an exception to current ensemble policies must be submitted in writing and approved by the Dean in consultation with the appropriate applied teacher, ensemble director, and area director.

Wayland School of Music Major Ensembles:

  • Wayland International Choir
  • Pioneer Marching Band
  • Wayland Symphonic Band
  • Wayland Singers Chorus

University General Education Core Curriculum - 44 hrs

The University General Education Core Curriculum is applied to all degrees at Wayland Baptist University with the exception of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Christian Ministry (B.C.M.) degrees. The full general education core curriculum for these degrees can be found in the degree specific general education core curriculum section.

Bachelor of Music Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements - 7 hrs

The Bachelor of Music Degree (B.M.) is designed to provide intensive professional preparation for students who plan to enter some phase of music as a career. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). As the degree includes a strong professional development component, no minor is required. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in foreign language. This is included in the academic major requirements. In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.M. degree:

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 more than 124 semester hours, no elective hours are required.

Vocal Performance Specialization

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