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Newcomb Department of Music
102 Dixon Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5683
Voice: (504) 865-5267
Fax: (504) 865-5270
Email: music@tulane.edu

 

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance

[50 credits]  

In addition to the Core Requirements, BFA students in Performance must also successfully complete the following courses:

APMS 2170 Ensemble (1) (4 semesters*)
APMS 2090 Musicianship Laboratory III (1)
APMS 2100 Musicianship Laboratory IV (1)
APMS 2210 Beginner lessons (2) (4 semesters**)
APMS 3210 Intermediate lessons (2) (2 semesters)
APMS 4230/4231/4232/4233/4234 Advanced lessons / recital prep (3)
 APMS 4300 Capstone Senior Recital (3)

*Students may elect to mature within an ensemble by taking the major ensemble for his/her instrument up to 8 times for credit

**Students are encouraged to take applied lessons every semester; however, a course substitution, one semester of APMS 4910 Lecture Recital Prep/Lecture Recital, is available for students lacking one semester of lessons.

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Composition

[49 credits]

In addition to the Core Requirements, BFA students in Composition must also successfully complete the following courses:

APMS 2170 Ensemble (1) (4 semesters*)
APMS 2218 Beginning Composition (2) (2 semesters**)
APMS 3213 Intermediate Composition (2) (2 semesters)
APMS 4233 Advanced Composition/recital prep (3)
APMS 4300 Capstone Senior Recital (3)
APMS 2090 Musicianship Laboratory III (1)
APMS 2100 Musicianship Laboratory IV (1)

PLUS 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

APMS 3020 18th Century Counterpoint (3)
APMS 4040 Orchestration (3)
APMS 4950 Special Topics in Music Theory/Advanced Orchestration (3)

*Students may elect to mature within an ensemble by taking the major ensemble for his/her instrument up to 8 times for credit

**Students are encouraged to take applied lessons every semester; however, a course substitution, one semester of APMS 4910 Lecture Recital Prep/Lecture Recital, is available for students lacking one semester of lessons.
 
***It is strongly recommended that B.F.A Musical Composition students take MUSC 2010 Tonal Analysis: 18th-19th Centuries and MUSC 2020 20th-Century Theory which are offered as part of the CORE.

 


 

Newcomb Department of Music, 102 Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5267 music@tulane.edu