2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Feb 18, 2020  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Percussion, BMus

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Steven Heyman, Chair, Setnor School of Music
310 Crouse College, 315-443-1638, sheyman@syr.edu


Michael Bull, Joshua Dekaney


The performance program stresses the development of technical skills, repertory, poise, and overall musicianship. Since most performers continue study beyond the bachelor’s degree, the program also provides a sound basis for advanced study. To reflect preparation for upper-division recital(s), upper-division credits in the principal performance area increase from 2 to 4 credits per hour of instruction.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements: 52 credits

  • Principal Performance Area:  24 credits
  • Secondary Performance Area:  4 credits
    (Keyboard Skills Unless Piano or Organ Student)

Large Ensembles: 8 credits

  • One Large Ensemble Required for Each Semester in Residence

Small Ensembles: 2 credits

Weekly Student Convocations: 0 credits

  • Required for Each Semester in Residence

Area Specialty/Music Electives: 14-16 credits

  • No HOM Courses Allowed

Academic Electives: 24 credits

Foreign Language  (4 credits)

Social Sciences  (6 credits)

Arts & Sciences Electives  (6 credits)

Free Academic Electives  (8 credits)

Total Credits Required: 126

Degree Awarded: BMus in Percussion

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