The Bachelor of Music in Performance is a concentrated course of study for those wishing to pursue a career as soloist, orchestral musician, opera singer, college-level applied music teacher, or other avenues as a professional musician. Performance majors receive an average of four hours credit each semester for applied study, and are required to perform junior and senior recitals. Besides the music core courses required of all music majors, Performance majors must complete 6 hours of coursework in music theory and history, plus 14 hours of electives in music or other fields. Those who earn the BM-Performance degree are fully qualified to enter quality graduate programs or pursue the musical career of their choice.
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The Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy program at Fredonia provides professional training for entry-level employment in all areas of music therapy: psychiatric institutions, developmental centers, special education programs, nursing homes, general health-care hospitals, correctional facilities, and private practice. The curriculum is based on the concept that a music therapist is a proficient musician who integrates a broad range of psychological and clinical skills into practical work. Students complete an intense four-year program plus a clinical internship of at least six months. Upon completion of all degree requirements, students are eligible for professional membership in the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), to sit for the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), and to become a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC).
The Bachelor of Science in Sound Recording Technology is based upon the belief that the audio engineer must be a musician with a broad range of scientific and engineering skills. SRT at Fredonia is a highly selective program that selects applicants on the basis of high academic and musical achievement. The program itself begins in the sophomore year. Graduates have a working knowledge of industry hardware; training and experience in monaural, stereo, and multitrack recording, as well as in live sound for different media; and experience in operations, maintenance, and management. Training is provided in analog and digital recording and editing, sound reinforcement, automation, and signal processing. Juniors assist senior production projects, and seniors produce the equivalent of half an album. Facilities include 8- and 24-track studios and ancillary work rooms. SRT students provide recording services for the School of Music, the community, and the region.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music is intended for the student who desires a background in the liberal arts with a specialty in music. The student must complete 75 hours outside of music (mostly as electives), the music core courses, and four years of private applied instruction. A Graduation Recital is required before completion of the degree. The BA-Applied major is especially attractive to students who wish to double major in music and another discipline.