Bachelor of Music in Performance

Texas Baptist College

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Prepare to lead through music.

Designed for students who plan to lead in churches, concert halls, missions, or school settings.

Degree Highlights

  • 129 hours
  • Concentrations available in voice, piano, and guitar

The Bachelor of Music in Performance (BMP) is a comprehensive music degree that is supported by a track in general and theological studies. This degree is structured to develop musicians who will utilize their talent to serve and lead in churches, concert halls, missions, or school settings. Students choose an applied concentration in voice, piano, or guitar. Students who successfully complete this degree may choose to continue their preparation at the graduate level in music performance or church music.

All students in the School of Church Music and Worship are required to minister in the music program of a local church or organization during the time they are enrolled in their degree programs.

Scholarship Auditions
Auditions for our ministry-based ensembles, graduate assistantships, and scholarships occur yearly in the spring and fall months.

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Degree Requirements

Theory and Musicianship ITHY 11044
Theory and Musicianship IITHY 12044
Theory and Musicianship IIITHY 21044
Theory and Musicianship IVTHY 22044
CounterpointTHY 42022
Musics of the WorldMusics of the World2
Music History I: Antiquity-RenaissanceMHS 21022
Music History II: Baroque-ClassicalMHS 22022
Music History III: Nineteenth Century to PresentMHS 23022
Conducting ICON 36222
Biblical Foundations of WorshipWOR 11022
Culture, Philosophy, and WorshipWOR 32222
Technology for Worship IWOR 32322
Texas Baptist College Choir (first four semesters of study)ENS 10082
Southwestern Singers (second four semesters of study)ENS 10282
Piano Proficiency (students may need to complete Piano Foundations I-IV in preparation for PIA 1500)PIA 15000
Voice Proficiency (Students who do not pass the Voice Proficiency audition will take VOI 2402 and 2502 to satisfy the Voice Proficiency.)VOI 15000
Performance Lab (eight semesters)PFL 11000

Total Hours


Students must select one of the following concentrations for the Bachelor of Music in Performance.

Applied Study (must enroll concurrently in Master Class)
- Applied Voice IVOI 11022
- Applied Voice IIVOI 12022
- Applied Voice IIIVOI 21022
- Applied Voice IVVOI 22022
- Sophomore Upper Level ExaminationVOI 20000
- Applied Voice VVOI 31033
- Applied Voice VI and Junior RecitalVOI 32033
- Applied Voice VIIVOI 41033
- Applied Voice VIII and Senior RecitalVOI 42033
Secondary Applied Study (after completion of Piano Proficiency)
- Secondary Applied Piano IPIA 11122
- Secondary Applied Piano IIPIA 12122
Voice Concentration Core
- Voice PedagogyVoice Pedagogy2
- Diction I: English, Italian, and LatinVOI 16022
- Diction II: French and GermanVOI 16122
- Movement for PerformersVOI 26011
- Song Literature IVOI 34122
- Song Literature IIVOI 34222
- Song Literature IIVOI 34222
- Opera Workshop (two semesters)VOI 28081
2 consecutive semesters of 3 credits of a modern foreign language (French, German, or Italian)
Select two courses4
- Introduction to Congregational Worship MusicWOR 2102
- The Ministry of Planning and Leading WorshipWOR 3102
- Rehearsal Techniques for Vocal EnsemblesWOR 3112
- Rehearsal Techniques for Worship BandsWOR 3122
- Technology for Worship IIWOR 3242
- Song Writing for Corporate WorshipCOM 4232
- Conducting II: Choral and InstrumentalCON 3652
- Arranging and OrchestrationTHY 4122

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