Dept Code: MVP

The Department of Vocal Performance offers a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance.

Advanced Writing and Communication Skills

Courses

All students are required to successfully complete 3 Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (AWC) courses. Student degree requirements will include courses that meet the desired communication outcomes in evaluated and revised writing, speaking, stage presence, and audience engagement.

All Vocal Performance students will successfully complete:

  1. MCY 341 Music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods which will include substantial evaluated and revised writing components.
  2. MVP VO3 Private Lesson (Level 3) Senior Recital, which will include evaluated communication skills in attracting an audience, engaging an audience during performance, and preparing program notes or similar media as appropriate to the medium/venue.
  3. MVP 538 Vocal Pedagogy, which will include discipline specific communication skills.

Assessment

There will be at least 2 specific assessments in each Advanced Communications Skills course for communications or writing equivalent to 4000 words, evaluated and revised.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses MVP
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 101Algebra for College Students3
ST_XXXXSTEM Cognate9
PS_XXXXPeople & Society Cognate9
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (3 course) see details below0
Total General Education credits = 27
Experiential Music Curriculum Core Courses MVP 1
MVP 8Voice Forum (8 semesters)0
MVP VO1 (Level 1)Voice Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 1-4, 2 credit hours)8
MVP VO3 (Level 3)Voice Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 5-6, 2 credit hours)4
MTC 140
MTC 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MTC 141
MTC 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MTC 240
MTC 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III
4
MTC 241
MTC 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV
4
MKP 140Keyboard Studies I1
MKP 141Keyboard Studies II1
MCY 140Experiencing Music3
MCY 341Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods (AWC)3
MMI 250Essential Technologies For Musicians3
MMI 310Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians3
MVP XXXChoral Ensembles (semesters 1-6, 1 credit hour)6
Total credits for EMC Core courses = 48
Courses in the MVP Major
MVP XXXChoral Ensembles (semesters 7-8, 1 credit hour)2
MVP XXXOpera Theater I-IV (4 semesters, 1 credit hour)4
MVP VO3 (Level 3)Voice Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 7-8, 2 credit hours)4
Junior & Senior recitals with lesson
MCY 342Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods3
MCY 522Operatic Literature3
MCY 525Art Song Literature3
MKP 240Keyboard Studies III2
MKP 241Keyboard Studies IV2
MTC 311Analysis and Experience3
MVP 181Choral Conducting I2
MVP 250Lyric Diction For Singers --English And Italian2
MVP 252Lyric Diction For Singers-German And French2
MVP 538Vocal Pedagogy (AWC)2
MVP 552Vocal Performance Preparation (1 credit class for 3 semesters)1
ITA 101Elementary Italian I3
FRE XXXFrench3
GER XXXGerman3
Total credits for courses in the major = 46
Total Credit Hours119
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EMC core courses require a grade of “C” or higher.  Lessons require a grade of "B-" or higher.

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO1 Voice 2
MTC 140
MTC 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MCY 140 Experiencing Music 3
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I 1
MVP 188 Opera Theater I 1
MVP 250 Lyric Diction For Singers --English And Italian 2
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours17
Spring
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO1 Voice 2
MTC 141
MTC 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II 1
MVP 252 Lyric Diction For Singers-German And French 2
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Year Two
Fall
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO1 Voice 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III 2
MTC 240
MTC 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III
4
MMI 250 Essential Technologies For Musicians 3
MVP 181 Choral Conducting I 2
MVP 288 Opera Theater III 1
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO1 Voice 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV 2
MTC 241
MTC 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV
4
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I 3
STEM Cognate 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO3 Voice 2
MCY 341 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods 3
MVP 388 Opera Theater V 1
People & Society Cognate 3
GER XXX German3
STEM Cognate 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO3 Voice 2
MCY 342 Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods 3
MCY 522 or 525 Operatic Literature
or Art Song Literature
3
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
Junior Recital (with Lesson)  
FRE XXX French3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours13
Year Four
Fall
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO3 Voice 2
MMI 310 Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
MTC 311 Analysis and Experience 3
MVP 538 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
MVP 488 Opera Theater VII 1
People & Society Cognate 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MVP 8 Voice Forum 0
MVP VO3 Voice 2
MCY 522 or 525 Operatic Literature
or Art Song Literature
3
MVP 552 Vocal Performance Preparation 1
Senior Recital (with Lesson) AWC  
People & Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours121