Music Performance Major

The Music Performance major equips students with musical knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to career ministry in music performance from a biblical world view. Students completing this major are well-equipped for future opportunities such as performing artists, studio teachers, graduate school students/assistants and, after additional training, college music professors.

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2012-2013 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 63 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE
6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE, or approved integrative courses

HUMANITIES – 15 hours

COM 113 Introduction to Communication
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
3 hours Literature Elective from AML 213, 223, 313, 313E, ENG 203, 213, 223, 233

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 9 hours

PSY 113 General Psychology
MUH 213 Music History & Literature I
MUH 223 Music History & Literature II

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 9 hours

CSC 173 Introduction to Music Technology
SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective
3 hours Mathematics Elective from MAT 113, 133, 253

MAJOR – 63 hours

MUSIC CORE – 33 hours

CON 311 Choral Conducting I
CON 321 Choral Conducting II
GMU 213 American and World Music Traditions
MPN 241 Class Piano IV (MPN 111,121, 231 prerequisites)
MRA 110 Recital Attendance (6 semesters)
MUS 110 Music Seminar
MUT 111 Aural Skills I
MUT 113 Music Theory I
MUT 121 Aural Skills II
MUT 123 Music Theory II
MUT 231 Aural Skills III
MUT 233 Music Theory III
MUT 241 Aural Skills IV
MUT 243 Music Theory IV
REC 120 Freshman Platform
REC 240 Sophomore Platform
REC 350 Note Check
Applied Principal (8 hours)
Applied Secondary (3 hours)

Instrumental and keyboard track students take their instrument as the applied principal. Vocal track students take voice as the applied principal.

Instrumental and vocal track students take class piano as the applied secondary. If qualified they may be approved to take applied piano in place of class piano. Keyboard track students may take any applied secondary.

PERFORMANCE MAJOR – 16 hours

MPD 432 Pedagogy of Music
MUH 432 Music Literature
REC 111 Recital Performance (6 hours)
REC 362 Recital
REC 470 Note Check
REC 484 Recital

Choose one of the following tracks.

INSTRUMENTAL TRACK – 10 hours

CON 331 Instrumental Conducting
ENS 170 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble (2 semesters)
ENS ___ Ensemble Electives (4 semesters)
Music Electives (9 hours)
Required Ensemble (8 semesters)

For the required ensemble:
Wind players, percussionists must take ENS 130 Concert Band.
String players must take ENS 160 Orchestra.
Pianists and organists must take ENS 140 Accompanying.
Guitarists must take ENS 170 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble.
Others should consult their advisor for approval.


KEYBOARD TRACK – 10 hours

ENS 140 Accompanying (8 semesters)
ENS 170 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble (2 semesters)
ENS ___ Ensemble Electives (4 semesters)
Music Electives (10 hours)

VOCAL TRACK – 10 hours

ENS 120 College Choir (8 semesters)
ENS 210 Opera Workshop (2 semesters)
ENS 180 Vocal Chamber Ensemble (2 semesters)
ENS ___ Ensemble Electives (4 semesters)
FRN 113 Elementary French I
FRN 123 Elementary French II
MVC 112 Diction for Singers
Music Elective (2 hours)

TOTAL = 126 hours

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