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Music Performance Major

Major Overview

52-60 credits

Why music performance?

The music performance major is designed for a student who has both a strong interest and well-developed skills in musical performance in one or more areas. It may be combined with the M.A.I. fifth-year education program.

Future career plans may include graduate school to further prepare for a professional performing career. 

Students majoring in the vocal performance track must demonstrate proficiency in at least one language other than English, preferably a language found in a significant body of vocal literature from the standard western art music repertoire. Language proficiency may be demonstrated by either the satisfactory completion (all grades C or better) of at least two years of foreign language study at the secondary level, or by completion of at least two semesters of foreign language study at the college level.

Career Options
Arts administrators; composers; elementary, middle, and high school teachers; librarians; musicians and singers; recreational therapists

High School Preparation
Band/Orchestra; Chorus; Music; Music History; Music Theory

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

For more information contact:

Patrick M. O'Shea, D.M.A.
Chair, Music Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1447
Winona, MN 55987-1399
800-635-5987, Ext 1598