Jun 16, 2021
The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) with a Concentration in Vocal Performance is designed for students who are planning careers as performing musicians. The culminating experiences for this degree program are Junior and Senior Recitals.
Admission is competitive for both freshman and transfer applicants based on an audition interview. All applicants must first apply to the UNC Charlotte Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If students are admissible based on applicable freshman admission or transfer admission standards, they are admitted as Pre-Music majors.
Students interested in pursuing this degree must audition through the Department of Music (see the “Admissions” link at music.uncc.edu for details). If accepted by the Department of Music and admitted to the University, their major is changed to Music or Music Performance, and they proceed with major coursework.
A second performance-based assessment, the Sophomore Review, is required at the end of the Sophomore year.
Interested students should contact the Performing Arts Academic Advisor as soon as possible for advising. A decision later than Freshman year to seek licensure may result in a delayed graduation date.
General Education Courses (31 credit hours)
For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program . Both Writing Intensive (W) courses and the Oral Communications (O) course are fulfilled by the Music History courses in the major.
Foreign Language Requirement (0-16 credit hours)
Students in this major are required to demonstrate proficiency through the 1202 level in TWO foreign languages of their choice, one of which must be French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Proficiency for each language can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
- Completing the required coursework at UNC Charlotte
- Completing three years of the same foreign language in high school through level three
- Achieving a satisfactory score on the foreign languages placement test (in Spanish, French, or German)
- Through approved transfer or transient credit earned at other accredited institutions
- A combination of the above methods (e.g., placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1201 and completing the 1202 course, completing 1201 and placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1202)
Major Courses (57 credit hours)
Musicianship Courses (24 credit hours)
Performance Courses (33 credit hours)
Concentration Courses (28-30 credit hours)
Business or Technology Concentration Course (1-3 credit hours)
Select one of the following:
Unrestricted Elective Courses
As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.
Degree Total = 123-125 Credit Hours
Most music courses require grades of C or above to progress to subsequent levels of study; all required music courses must be passed with grades of C or above to graduate. For specific requirements, refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook.
For details about the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, visit the AAHP program page .
For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu. Consultation with an advisor is required each semester.