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Voice Concentration

This program is designed for those students who wish to pursue a professional performance career, pursue graduate study and seek teaching positions in higher education, or establish private studios. Students at West Georgia, regardless of their major, participate in a wide range of music performance activities for university credit.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1101

English Composition 1

3
A2: MATH 1001, 1111, OR 1113

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning, College Algebra, or Precalculus

3
B2: XIDS 2002

(Recommended) What do you know about the Worlds of Music

2
MUSC 1000

Comprehensive Music Laboratory

0
F: MUSC 1301

Music Theory 1

3
F: MUSC 1401

Aural Skills 1

1
F: MUSC 1501

Keyboard Skills 1

1
F: MUSC 2600

Principal Applied

2
F: MUSC 2750

Concert Choir

1

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete Area A2 Math.
  • Complete MUSC 1301, 1401, and 1501.
  • Satisfactory attendance in MUSC 1000.
  • Satisfactory performance in MUSC 2600.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1102

English Composition 2

3
MUSC 1000

Comprehensive Music Laboratory

0
F: MUSC 1302

Music Theory 2

3
F: MUSC 1402

Aural Skills 2

1
F: MUSC 1502

Keyboard Skills 2

1
F: MUSC 2600

Principal Applied

2
F: MUSC 2750

Concert Choir

1
MUSC 3606

Principles of Diction

1
D1: Non-lab Science 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete MUSC 1302, 1402, and 1502.
  • Satisfactory attendance in MUSC 1000.
  • Satisfactory performance in MUSC 2600.

16 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • Music courses must be taken as scheduled above. Failure to pass a sequential Music course with a minimum grade of C will result in a delay of progression of one year. Having to repeat a course does not affect progression in other courses, except where the unsuccessful course is a prerequisite.
  • ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, XIDS 2002, and MATH 1001, 1111, or 1113 must be taken in the first year of study. Otherwise, Core curriculum courses may be taken in any order.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1000

Comprehensive Music Laboratory

0
MUSC 2301

Music Theory 3

3
MUSC 2401

Aural Skills 3

1
MUSC 2501

Keyboard Skills 3

1
MUSC 2600

Principal Applied

2
F: MUSC 27X0

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, or Opera Workshop

1
E1: HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
C1: Fine Arts 3

Milestones:

  • Complete MUSC 2301, 2401, and 2501.
  • Satisfactory attendance in MUSC 1000.
  • Satisfactory performance in MUSC 2600.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1000

Comprehensive Music Laboratory

0
MUSC 2302

Music Theory 4

3
MUSC 2402

Aural Skills 4

1
MUSC 2502

Keyboard Skills 4

1
MUSC 2600

Principal Applied

2
F: MUSC 27X0

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, or Opera Workshop

1
E2: HIST 2111 OR 2112
US History
3
D1: Science + Lab 4

Milestones:

  • Complete MUSC 2302, 2402, and 2502.
  • Satisfactory attendance in MUSC 1000.
  • Satisfactory performance in MUSC 2600 & level change exam.

14 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 29 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1000

Comprehensive Music Laboratory

0
MUSC 3701

Western Music before 1800

3
MUSC 3850

Conducting

3
MUSC 4400

Counterpoint

2
MUSC 4600

Principal Applied

2
MUSC 47X0

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, or Opera Workshop

1
MUSC XXXX

Upper-division Elective

2
Foreign Language

FREN, GRMN, or Italian (Doesn't count in Core)

3

Milestones:

  • Complete MUSC 3701 DSW requirement.
  • Satisfactory attendance in MUSC 1000.
  • Satisfactory performance in MUSC 4600.
  • Complete 2 hours of upper-division electives.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1000

Comprehensive Music Laboratory

0
MUSC 3230

Technology in Composition & Improvisation

2
MUSC 3702

Western Music After 1825 and World Music

3
MUSC 4600

Principal Applied

2
MUSC 47X0

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, or Opera Workshop

1
MUSC 4941

Half Recital

0
MUSC XXXX

Upper-division Elective

2
E3: POLS 1101

American Government

3
E4: Social Science 3

Milestones:

  • Complete MUSC 3702 DSW requirement.
  • Satisfactory attendance in MUSC 1000.
  • Satisfactory performance in MUSC 4600.
  • Satisfactory completion of MUSC 4941 Half Recital.
  • Complete 2 hours of upper-division electives (cumulative 4 hours).

16 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 32 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 4200

Orchestration and Arranging

2
MUSC 4240

Form and Analysis

2
MUSC 4600

Principal Applied

3
MUSC 47X0

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, or Opera Workshop

1
MUSC XXXX

Upper-division Elective

2
B1: Written and Oral Communication 3

Milestones:

  • Apply for Graduation.
  • Complete 2 hours of upper-division electives (cumulative 6 hours).
  • At least one semester of MUSC 47X0 must be Chamber Singers or Opera Workshop.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 4600

Principal Applied

3
MUSC 4942

Full Recital

0
MUSC 47X0

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, or Opera Workshop

1
MUSC 4150

Vocal Pedagogy & Literature

1
MUSC XXXX

Upper-division Elective

2
D2: Math, Science, and Technology 3
C2: Humanities 3

Milestones:

  • Satisfactory completion of MUSC 4942 Full Recital.
  • Complete 2 hours of upper-division electives (cumulative 8 hours).

15 Fall Credit Hours + 13 Spring Credit Hours = 28 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Develop an accountability group with your music core classmates.
  • Create a personal Google calendar with classes, rehearsals, and practice time.

Middle Years:

  • Meet regularly with your faculty mentor.
  • Attend office hours with your professors.
  • Prepare and perform your half recital.

Last Year:

  • Check on your upper level music electives.
  • Prepare and perform your senior recital.

Find Your Place

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Get your chamber ensemble credits - perform in multiple ensembles.
  • Settle into a daily practice routine that you develop with your applied teacher.

Last Year:

  • Participate in a mock audition or solo competition.
  • Develop a private studio teaching private music lessons to local students.

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Attend an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus concert at the Woodruff Center.
  • Explore summer workshop/seminar possibilities in your area.

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Find opportunities to gig in the area with ensembles, churches, etc.
  • Consider a summer employment opportunity in music.

Last Year:

  • Explore summer internship opportunities in music.
  • Audition for a sub list with a local ensemble.

Take Care of Yourself

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

Last Year:

  • Request references from your professors/supervisors.
  • Attend interview workshops.
  • Apply to graduate programs.

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