This degree is designed for students planning to pursue careers as professional performers of music or as teachers of music performance. It provides intensive instruction in the student’s instrument or voice; solid training in music history and theory; and a broad, liberal arts education. Admission to this program is conditional on passing an audition (preferably before the student enters college) demonstrating a high level of skill in performance. Requirements are:
A senior recital, for which no credit is given, is also required.
Piano Proficiency Requirement
All music majors must demonstrate elementary proficiency at the piano. Students should plan to fulfill this requirement during their first year of study. A passing grade on the piano proficiency examination is a prerequisite for the third semester of study in music theory (MUSTH 32000). Students entering Hunter with limited keyboard background may take MUSPF 21300-MUSPF 21400 (Piano I and II) for elective credit or private lessons in piano at their own expense. The Music Department office has a list of recommended piano teachers.