Performance Track

Requirements for the BA in Music: Performance

Audition required to declare the Performance Track. Students also need to complete a Music Major Track Selection Form online and submit.

Performance (12 hrs)

  • MUS 300 Ensemble (4 hrs)
  • MUS 320 Applied Music (8 hrs)
  • In order to enroll in MUS 320 Applied Lessons for Music Majors, students pursuing the performance track must be co-enrolled in a primary ensemble in the same semester.*
  • Students pursuing the Performance Track are encouraged to enroll in Applied Music and Ensembles every semester until graduation. A total of 16 hours of MUS 300 and MUS 320 will count toward the 124 hours for graduation.
*The primary ensembles that fulfill the requirement for the music major are: Collaborative Piano, Concert Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Emory Jazz Ensembles, Emory Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus, Emory Wind Ensemble. 

Theory/Analysis (15 hrs)

  • MUS 121
  • MUS 122
  • MUS 221

History/Culture (9 hrs)

  • MUS 200 Music, Culture, and Society
  • History & Culture Category A: choose one course
  • History & Culture Category A or B:  choose one course

Electives (9 hrs)

  • Choose one advanced theory and analysis course or history and culture course from the following list:
    MUS 222, MUS 245, MUS 350, MUS 444, or one course from History/Culture/Theory Category C.
  • Choose two electives at the 200-level or higher from any of the department's offerings.


Optional: If approved, a student may present a solo recital during the junior or senior year. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher may submit a proposal to present an honors recital in the music performance track. See honors guidelines for detailed information. Click here for more information.