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  Apr 12, 2021
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Voice (B.M.)

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The student should possess a natural voice quality suitable for advanced training and should be able to sing songs of moderate difficulty.

Completion of Second-Year Level

At the end of the second year, the student should have acquired and developed to a high degree the principles of breath management, vocal production, diction, and expressive powers. Repertoire must be sung from memory including literature of the less difficult arias from opera and oratorio plus several standard songs. Two songs from the Italian, German, and French classics should be prepared for public performance.

Completion of Fourth-Year Level

The candidate for graduation shall have prepared recitatives and arias from opera and oratorio and selections from art song literature spanning the breadth of the standard repertoire. Through diverse recital literature, the student should display advanced ability in vocal technique, expressive interpretation, and collaborative artistry.



  is suggested as one of the two courses need to fulfill the Social Science requirement.

University Core - Science (7 hours)

Seven hours of science hours are required, including one 4-hour lab course.  Students are encouraged to choose from one of the following lab courses below:

University Core - Mathematics (3 hours)

Any MAT course numbered 105 or higher, determined in consultation with the advisor.

University Core - Modern Languages (12 Hours)

Take six hours of French and six hours of German.

University Core - Physical Education (3 hours)

Three hours are required.  Recommended courses are listed below:

University Core - Chapel

Students at Mississippi College are required to complete chapel requirements based on the student classification at the time of enrollment as detailed below:

Freshman (0-23 semester hours) 4 semesters
Sophomore (24-53 semester hours) 3 semesters
Junior (54-83 semester hours) 2 semesters
Senior (84 or more semester hours) 1 semester

Students classified as ADP (Accelerated Degree Program) and students enrolled in online degree programs are exempt from chapel requirements.


Applied Music (39 Hours)


Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor.

Total: 133 sem. hrs.


  is recommended for the 3-hour science lecture course in the University core science requirement.

Music ensemble (Singers, Women’s Chamber, Glee) is required each semester of full-time enrollment.  Students must enroll for one credit hour during five of the ensemble semesters.  The remaining semesters of ensemble may be taken for zero credit. 

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