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 Instrumental 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. MIP XXX 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. MIP 541-549 Pedagogy and Repertoire, 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.

Curriculum Requirements

General Education Courses MIP
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 101Algebra for College Students3
People & Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (3 courses) see description below
Total General Education credits = 27
Experiential Music Curriculum Core Courses MIP 1
Complete 8 semesters of one of the following:
MIP 1Brass Forum0
MIP 2Guitar Forum0
MIP 5Percussion Forum0
MIP 7String Forum0
MIP 9Woodwind Forum0
MIP XX1 (Level 1)Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 1-4, 2 credit hours)8
MIP XX3 (Level 3)Principal Instrument 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
MIP 143Chamber Music (semesters 1-6, 1 credit hour, as assigned)6
or MIP 138 Trombone Choir
or MIP 140 Flute Choir
or MIP 141 Saxophone Ensemble
or MIP 191 Tuba Ensemble
or MIP 192 Classical Guitar Ensemble
Courses in the MIP Major
MIP XX3 (Level 3)Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class (semesters 7-8, 2 credit hours) 4
Junior & Senior recitals with lesson
MIP 143Chamber Music (semesters 7-8, 1 credit hour, as assigned)2
MIP 307Classical Improvisation2
or MTC 101 Composition I
or MSJ 124 Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
MIP XXXLarge Ensembles (semesters 1-8, 1-2 credit hours, as assigned)8-16
Symphonic Winds
Wind Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Ensemble Ibis
MIP 407Basic Conducting and Arranging2
MKP 240Keyboard Studies III2
MKP 241Keyboard Studies IV2
MTC 311Analysis and Experience3
MTC 31220th and 21st Century Techniques3
MTC 31318th Century Counterpoint3
MTC 416Orchestration3
MCY 342Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods3
Complete exactly one of the following:2
Bassoon Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Clarinet Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Flute Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Oboe Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Brass Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Percussion Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Saxophone Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Guitar Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
String Repertoire and Pedagogy (AWC)
Electives6
Total Credit Hours120-128

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class 2
MTC 140
MTC 107
Experiential Musicianship I
and Skills Lab I
4
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I 1
MCY 140 Experiencing Music 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Large Ensemble as Assigned 1-2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours15-16
Spring
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class 2
MTC 141
MTC 108
Experiential Musicianship II
and Skills Lab II
4
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students 3
Large Ensemble as Assigned 1-2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours15-16
Year Two
Fall
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class 2
MTC 240
MTC 207
Experiential Musicianship III
and Skills Lab III
4
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III 2
People & Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Large Ensemble as Assigned 1-2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours16-17
Spring
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class 2
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MTC 241
MTC 208
Experiential Musicianship IV
and Skills Lab IV
4
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV 2
People & Society Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Large Ensemble as Assigned 1-2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours16-17
Year Three
Fall
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class 2
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MCY 341 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods 3
MIP 307, MTC 101,
Classical Improvisation
or Composition I
or Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
2
MMI 250 Essential Technologies for Musicians 3
MTC 313 18th Century Counterpoint 3
Large Ensemble as Assigned 1-2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
 Credit Hours15-16
Spring
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class 2
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
Junior Recital (with Lesson)  
MCY 342 Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods 3
MTC 312 20th and 21st Century Techniques 3
Large Ensemble as Assigned 1-2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
Elective 3
 Credit Hours13-14
Year Four
Fall
MIP Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class 2
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
MIP 407 Basic Conducting and Arranging 2
Select one of the following: (if not offered in fall, please take in spring and replace with a 3 credit elective): 2
Bassoon Repertoire and Pedagogy  
Clarinet Repertoire and Pedagogy  
Flute Repertoire and Pedagogy  
Oboe Repertoire and Pedagogy  
Brass Repertoire and Pedagogy  
Percussion Repertoire and Pedagogy  
Saxophone Repertoire and Pedagogy  
Guitar Repertoire and Pedagogy  
String Repertoire and Pedagogy  
MMI 310 Music Business and Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
MTC 416 Orchestration 3
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
Large Ensemble as Assigned 1-2
 Credit Hours14-15
Spring
Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class 2
MIP 1, 2,
5, 7,
or 9
Brass Forum
or Guitar Forum
or Percussion Forum
or String Forum
or Woodwind Forum
0
Senior Recital (with Lesson) AWC  
MTC 311 Analysis and Experience 3
People in Society Cognate 3
Large Ensemble as Assigned 1-2
MIP 143, 138,
Chamber Music
or Trombone Choir
or Flute Choir
or Saxophone Ensemble
or Tuba Ensemble
or Classical Guitar Ensemble
1
STEM Cognate 3
Elective (If offered, please take your required MIP Repertoire & Pedagogy, 2 credit hour course 3
 Credit Hours16-17
 Total Credit Hours120-128

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Music in Performance Degree is to

  1. Provide the highest quality of education possible in the areas of musicianship that will lead toward a professional performance career or graduate study as a classical artist.
  2. To provide performance opportunities that integrate the skills learned in music and other classes and to foster creativity and research.
  3. To provide audition skills and repertoire as well as the skills for building and managing the non-performance aspects of a professional career.

Goals

  • Students will develop musicianship skills and technique that will lead toward a professional career as a solo classical performer or graduate study.
  • Students will be able to sight-read and prepare musical performances without assistance.
  • Students will develop musicianship skills and technique for working within an ensemble leading towards a professional career or graduate study as a classical performer. Ensemble requirements will vary by applied area.
  • Students will develop skills for fostering a professional career or graduate study as a classical performer.
  • Students will have a broad knowledge of music literature in their applied area as well as an understanding of stylistic and theoretical principles of the various musical and historical periods.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop instrumental Technique necessary for acceptance into elite level graduate study institutions and for fostering a professional career as classical instrumentalists.
  • Students will develop instrumental Expression necessary for acceptance into elite level graduate study institutions and for fostering a professional career as classical instrumentalists.
  • Students will develop effective Communication skills related to performance and pedagogy through effective writing or presentation. These skills are necessary for acceptance into elite level graduate study institutions and for fostering a professional career as classical instrumentalists.