Dec 03, 2023
For course requirements for the Bachelor of Music: Performance (Piano and Vocal Accompanying), please see here .
Admission to the Double Major
Students wishing to pursue the double major should normally declare their intention to do so by the end of the sophomore year. Admission is by audition for a panel including the coach/accompanist, the student’s applied piano teacher, and one other member of the piano faculty. The voice faculty will also be consulted for its evaluation of the student’s aptitude for vocal accompanying. At the discretion of the above-mentioned faculty, a committee examination may be scheduled for the end of the junior year to determine whether the student should continue in the double major.
Degree in Piano Performance
Requirements remain as for the single degree:
i. three committee examinations;
ii. two appearances on a divisional, studio, or honors recital prior to the Junior Recital;
iii. Junior Recital;
iv. Senior Recital.
Degree in Vocal Accompanying
i. At least two public appearances as vocal accompanist before the end of the sophomore year (for example, on voice departmental recitals). This requirement would be fulfilled as a matter of course through timely enrollment in Keyboard Accompanying.
ii. The accompaniment of one junior voice recital. This requirement would also be fulfilled through one of the stipulated Keyboard Accompanying credits.
iii. The accompaniment of two senior or Artist Diploma voice recitals (in conjunction with Interpretation of Art Song).
iv. Preparation and performance of a portion of an opera scenes program and/or assistance in the preparation of a major opera production (helping singers learn roles, playing musical and staging rehearsals, accompanying chorus, etc.). This project would be devised jointly by the opera director, the coach/accompanist, and (in the case of a full opera) the musical director as part of the require course, Introduction to Opera, or as an individually tailored Production Project.
v. At least one Winter Term credit must be earned in a project directly related to vocal accompanying.
Recommended Elective Courses
ART 103 Approaches to Western Art History
CLAS 210 Greek and Roman Mythology
GERM 413 The Age of Goethe
FREN 415 Invitation à la Poésie
APST 700 or 701 Musical Union or Oberlin College Choir
APST 800 Chamber Music
APST 710 or 711 Orchestra or Chamber Orchestra
APST 260 Elementary Conducting
APST 240 Continuo Realization at the Keyboard
MHST 316 Studies in Opera
LANG 100, 101, 200, 201 English, Italian, German, and/or French Diction
Additional languages or other liberal arts