Performance study at UB places strong musical and technical foundations at the center of each students' degree by offering weekly lessons with the Department's distinguished faculty for all four years of the program. Across the major, students have frequent opportunities to perform in a wide variety of contexts, from solo recitals to chamber music and large ensemble performance. The tight-knit nature of the program guarantees tailored individual attention from faculty, who are deeply invested in their students' success.
Complementing their private study, students in the MusB have access to 150 free music programs throughout the academic, giving them the opportunity to see, hear, meet, and play with acclaimed professional musicians.
MusB students are simultaneously immersed in a comprehensive curriculum of fundamental courses music theory and history that contextualizes their goals as a performer. Foundational courses typically occupy years one and two, followed by advanced courses in theory and history in years three and four. As a capstone, all MusB students give a solo recital.
The following is the approved normal course of study for students pursuing the Bachelor of Music Performance (MusB). In all cases a student's particular program should be determined in consultation with his or her academic advisor. Students must earn a C or higher in all music courses.
One Music Theory elective chosen from:
Three Music History Electives chosen from:
All undergraduate performance majors are required to attend six concerts every semester.
An up-to-date, four-year plan for the BA in music can be found in the course catalog. A downloadable, PDF reference is available here as well.
Get in touch with Professor Brian Moseley, Director of Undergraduate Studies