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    Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance and a concentration in Instrumental

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Program Overview

A performance major prepares students for careers as instrumentalists in symphonic, jazz and popular styles; as singers in opera, theatre, and popular music; and as solo recitalists, accompanists, private and college teachers, and church musicians.

Program Contact
Angela Morgan, DM
Program Accreditation

The music unit is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • A grade of C or better is required in all Area F, Bachelor of Music Performance Common Curriculum, and Instrumental Performance Track Curriculum courses.
Program Information
Program Length: 4 Years
CIP Code: 50.0903
Program Code: 1BM-PERFORM
Major Code: PERF
Concentration Code: INS

Core Area A-E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Area F for Bachelor of Music in Performance

(Grade of C or better is required in all these courses)

Lower Division Theory Courses: 10 Hours

Lower Division Applied Lessons: 4 Hours

Take each of the following courses:

  • MUSA 1XX1 - Applied Lessons: Concentration
  • MUSA 1XX2 - Applied Lessons: Concentration
  • MUSA 2XX3 - Applied Lessons: Major
  • Audition for Performance Major Passed

Major Ensembles as assigned: 3 Hours

Bachelor of Music in Performance Common Curriculum: 46 Hours

(Grade of C or better is required in all these courses)

Applied Major Lessons: 10 Hours

(at least 8 hours completed at upper division level)

  • MUSA 2XX4- Applied Lessons: Major
  • MUSA 3XX3- Applied Lessons: Major
  • MUSA 3XX4- Applied Lessons: Major
  • MUSA 4XX3- Applied Lessons: Major
  • MUSA 4XX4- Applied Lessons: Major

Recital Experience:

Junior/Senior Recital:

  • MUSA 3XX5- Junior Recital
  • MUSA 4XX5- Senior Recital

Studio Classes:

  • MUSA 2XX5- Studio Class (8 semesters minimum)

Music Theory Curriculum: 10 Hours

Music History Curriculum: 8 Hours

Upper Division Music Theory: 4 Hours


Instrumental Performance Track Curriculum: 18 Hours

Grade of C or better is required in all these courses.

Pedagogy and Studio Teaching Practicum Experience: 4 Hours

 Minimum of 2 credits of Directed Studio Teaching required.

Upper Division Music History and Literature: 8 Hours


Small Ensembles: 6 Hours

(as assigned from MUSI 3660 ‑46XX)

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124 Hours

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