The most likely candidate for this degree is a music student desiring to reach the highest possible level of achievement in his or her selected area of musical performance: voice, keyboard, brass, percussion, woodwinds, or strings (including classical guitar or harp). The courses required in this degree focus on music to a very high degree, and for that reason it does not make a very "smooth" double major with other subjects (see the B.A./B.S. in music for a better double major). Solo recitals are required: a half-hour in the junior year, and a full hour in the senior year. Students who complete this degree normally do it in four years. Most graduates from this program go on to masters-level studies, either at the UI or at another institution.
*There is an optional emphasis in jazz performance
available for instrumental performance majors.
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