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Music Performance: Voice Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Pathway: Visual and Performing Arts

The Music Performance: Voice program is designed for students who want to prepare as performers or teachers. Society's increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for professional musicians and private music teachers.

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 126 Applied Music: Voice Exclamation Point
    1-4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    1
    MUSC 130 Piano Class Level 0 or
    MUSC 131 Piano Class Level 1/2 or
    MUSC 132 Piano Class Level 1 or
    MUSC 133 Piano Class Level 1 1/2
  • MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
12
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 126 Applied Music: Voice Exclamation Point
    1-4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    1
    MUSC 130 Piano Class Level 0 or
    MUSC 131 Piano Class Level 1/2 or
    MUSC 132 Piano Class Level 1 or
    MUSC 133 Piano Class Level 1 1/2
  • MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 164 Written Theory 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 177 Introduction to Music Listening Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
11
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Download the Guide application
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Join a student organization
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Make a friend from another country

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 226 Applied Music: Voice Exclamation Point
    1-4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    1
    MUSC 130 Piano Class Level 0 or
    MUSC 131 Piano Class Level 1/2 or
    MUSC 132 Piano Class Level 1 or
    MUSC 133 Piano Class Level 1 1/2
  • MUSC 261 Aural Theory 3 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 262 Written Theory 3 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
13
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 226 Applied Music: Voice Exclamation Point
    1-4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    1
    MUSC 130 Piano Class Level 0 or
    MUSC 131 Piano Class Level 1/2 or
    MUSC 132 Piano Class Level 1 or
    MUSC 133 Piano Class Level 1 1/2
  • MUSC 263 Aural Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 264 Written Theory 4 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 269A
    3
  • MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
13
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Find a faculty mentor

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Join a student organization
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Join an intramural team
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Attend a career fair
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC 269B
    3
  • MUSC 304 Introduction to Opera Theatre Exclamation Point
    1
  • MUSC 326 Applied Music: Voice
    1-4
  • MUSC 404 Opera Practicum
    1
  • MUSC 432 Methods and Pedagogy Exclamation Point
    0-2
  • MUSC 478 Coaching for Singers
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • Foreign Language
    3
15
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC 304 Introduction to Opera Theatre Exclamation Point
    1
  • MUSC 326 Applied Music: Voice
    1-4
  • MUSC 404 Opera Practicum
    1
  • MUSC 433 Methods and Pedagogy
    1-2
  • MUSC 478 Coaching for Singers
    1
  • MUSC History or Theory Electives
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Work on a community service project

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 404 Opera Practicum
    1
  • MUSC 426 Applied Music: Voice
    1-4
  • MUSC 200 Fundamentals of Conducting Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 434 Repertoire
    0-3
  • MUSC 478 Coaching for Singers
    1
  • MUSC History or Theory Electives
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
12
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 404 Opera Practicum
    1
  • MUSC 426 Applied Music: Voice
    1-4
  • MUSC 438 Operatic Styles and Repertory
    3
  • MUSC 478 Coaching for Singers
    1
  • MUSC 488 Recital
    0-2
  • Select one of the following courses:
    2
    MUSC 236 Introduction to Recording Technology or
    MUSC 410 Introduction to Music Industry
  • MUSC History or Theory Electives
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend a football game
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Join a student organization
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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