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Music

Professors Dahlman, Dregalla (chair), Larkowski
Associate Professors Booth, Cha, Ellis, Jagow, Laws, Leung, Nelson, Paul, Tipps, K. Warrick
Assistant Professors Chaffee
Instructors Cameron, Davis

The Department of Music offers a four-year curriculum designed for students who wish to pursue a career in music. As an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the department has designed the requirements for entrance and graduation according to the published standards of that association. The Bachelor of Music degree is offered with majors in performance, music education, and music history and literature; the Bachelor of Arts degree is offered with a major in music. A Master of Music degree with majors in music education and performance and a Master of Humanities degree are also offered. Because of the highly individualized nature of the various programs, students are required to consult with an advisor to plan their major program.

In addition to fulfilling university admissions procedures, prospective music majors must also complete a departmental application for an audition, perform a satisfactory audition in a major performance area, and meet with an assigned advisor from the music faculty for counseling and registration. Transfer students must submit a transcript of all previous work in addition to completing the above steps. A minimum of one year of full-time study is required of all transfer students working toward a degree.

The department has developed a course of study based on four levels of technical proficiency, musicianship, and repertoire in all areas of applied music. Students should consult regularly with their applied music instructors and advisors to ensure progress through the various levels. Students enrolled in applied music courses are required to attend a specified number of recitals, concerts, and other approved performances. Solo recital performances are also required of music majors. For information regarding applied music requirements and keyboard proficiency requirements, students should refer to the Undergraduate Studies in Music student handbook.

Because of the cost of individual instruction, special quarterly fees are charged for applied music and, in certain cases, for accompanists. Applied music is also available to nonmajors on a limited basis and subject to instructor availability. A rental fee is charged for use of university-owned instruments in class instruction. There is no charge for use of these instruments in university ensembles.

All music degree programs require a minimum number of hours for graduation. A detailed, four-year curriculum outline for each major program is available in the Department of Music office.

Any student who fails a required music course a second time must petition in order to continue the program. The petition will go to the Academic Studies Committee, which, along with the applied teacher, the advisor, and the instructor of the class, will make a determination to accept or reject the petition, or to determine/recommend any additional conditions necessary to remain in the program.


All students in the university, as well as members of the community, are eligible to participate in performing groups. Some groups require individual auditions; prospective members should consult the various conductors to arrange auditions. The following instrumental groups are available: University-Community Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Chamber Players, Pep Band, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Quartet, Brass Choir, Trombone Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, and Jazz Band. Choral groups include the University Chorus, Men's Chorale, Women's Chorale, Madrigal Singers, Collegiate Chorale, and Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale. Students majoring in other academic areas and members of the community may also take music courses especially designed for the nonmusic major.

Degree Requirements-Performance

Bachelor of Music Degree
The department offers majors in the following areas of performance: bassoon, clarinet, classical guitar, euphonium or baritone horn, flute, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, string bass, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, and voice. With departmental permission, students may major in fields other than those listed. Students must study continuously in their chosen disciplines until they meet all graduation requirements, including satisfactory public performance of specified recitals during the junior and senior years.

Each music performance major is required to participate in at least one university ensemble related to the student's applied music concentration during each quarter in which the student is enrolled full time. Assignment to an ensemble is made by the director of bands, director of choral studies, or director of orchestral studies; the appropriate ensemble director; and the student's full-time applied instructor. When the student's applied instructor is not a full-time faculty member, approval must be given by the chair of the student's applied board. To be eligible for the Bachelor of Music degree, the performance major must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the major performing medium and a 2.0 in all other required music courses.

See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Substitutions:
Area IV: MUS 121, 122 4
Required Course:
Area VI: CST 242 4
   
Departmental Requirements 87

Music Theory1: MUS 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203 18
Sight-Singing1: MUS 151, 152, 153, 251, 252, 253 6
Music History1: MUS 311, 312, 313 9
Form and Analysis: MUS 342 3
Computer Applications: MUS 465 3
Large ensemble2 12
Applied music3 36
Recital: MUS 10012
1 These classes must be taken and passed in sequence.
2 As appropriate to instrument/voice and background, as determined by director of bands, director of choral studies, director of orchestral studies (as appropriate) in consultation with a student's applied teacher
3 Applied music credit hours
Freshman: 2/2/2 Sophomore: 2/2/2
Junior: 4/4/4 Senior: 4/4/4
   
Performance Area Requirements 54-58

Vocal Performance 58
Keyboard: MUS 155, 156, 157, 255, 256, 257, 355, 356, 357 9
Opera: MUS 420 (4 quarters) 8
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Vocal Pedagogy: MUS 443, 444 4
Vocal Literature: MUS 455, 456, 457 9
Italian 8
German or French 8
Pronunciation of Foreign Language: MUS 261, 262 4
Electives

6
Piano Performance 55
Chamber Music: MUS 205 9
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Piano Pedagogy: MUS 316, 317 6
Counterpoint: MUS 301 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Piano Literature: MUS 451, 452, 453 9
Foreign Language 12
Electives

12
Organ Performance 54
Religion 3
Chamber Music: MUS 205 3
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Pedagogy: MUS 441, 442 2
Counterpoint: MUS 301 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Advanced Music Literature 3
Foreign Language 12
Voice 6
Electives

18
String Performance 54
Keyboard: MUS 155, 156, 157, 255, 256, 257 6
Chamber Music: MUS 205 9
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Pedagogy: MUS 441, 442 2
Counterpoint: MUS 301 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Advanced Music Literature 3
Secondary Instrument 3
Other ensembles 6
Electives

18
Woodwind Performance 54
Keyboard: MUS 155, 156, 157, 255, 256, 257 6
Chamber Music: MUS 205 6
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Pedagogy: MUS 441,442 2
Counterpoint: MUS 301 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Advanced Music Literature 3
Chamber Ensemble/Orchestra/Jazz Ensemble 9
Secondary Instrument 3
Electives

18
Brass Performance 54
Keyboard: MUS 155, 156, 157, 255, 256, 257 6
Chamber Music: MUS 205 6
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Pedagogy: MUS 441,442 2
Counterpoint: MUS 301 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Advanced Music Literature 3
Orchestra 6
Jazz Ensemble 3
Secondary Instrument 3
Electives

18
Percussion Performance 54
Keyboard: MUS 155, 156, 157, 255, 256, 257 6
Chamber Music: MUS 205 6
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Pedagogy: MUS 441,442 2
Counterpoint: MUS 301 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Advanced Music Literature 3
Orchestra 6
Jazz Ensemble 3
Chamber Ensemble 3
Electives

18
Guitar Performance 54
Keyboard: MUS 155, 156, 157, 255, 256, 257 6
Chamber Music: MUS 205 12
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Pedagogy: MUS 441, 442 2
Counterpoint: MUS 301 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Advanced Music Literature 3
Secondary Instrument/voice 3
Electives 21
   
Total 197-201

Degree Requirements-Music Education

Bachelor of Music Degree
Students who major in music education may choose either an instrumental or a vocal general music curriculum. Upon completing the requirements of the music education program, students are able to apply for teaching licensure. To be eligible for the Bachelor of Music degree, music education majors must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required music courses. An overall minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 is required. Any grade lower than a "C" in one of the Music Education Classes will not count towards graduation. It MUST be retaken

Failing to maintain these GPAs, students will have three quarters to improve their grades to the minimum standard after which time they will need to petition the Music Education Committee to continue taking music education courses.

Students planning to major in music education will be placed in the "Music: Unspecified" category until the following requirements have been met: (1) satisfactory completion of MUS 101, 102, 151, 152, 155, 156, and two quarters of applied concentration and ensemble study; (2) minimum grade of C in applied and ensemble studies for two consecutive quarters; (3) no failing grade in music courses during two consecutive quarters; and (4) minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in total course work after the completion of 30 quarter hours.

Each music education major is required to participate in at least one university ensemble related to the student's applied music concentration during each quarter in which the student is enrolled full time, with the exception of the quarter in which the student is student teaching. Assignment to an ensemble is made by the director of bands, director of choral studies, or director of orchestral studies; the appropriate ensemble director; and the student's full-time applied instructor. When the student's applied instructor is not a full-time faculty member, approval must be given by the chair of the student's applied board. 300 hours of field observation and clinical experiences are required prior to student teaching.

During the senior year, all students will perform in student recitals two or three times, for a total of 25 to 30 minutes. With the approval of the studio teacher and the applied music board, students may present a half recital or a full recital in lieu of this requirement.

See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Substitutions:
Area IV: MUS 121, 122 4
Required Course:
Area VI: CST 242 4
   
Professional Education 28-30

ED 221, 223, 303, 419, 429, 432, 440; EDS 333; MUS 199, 401
   
Departmental Requirements 72

Music Theory1: MUS 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203 18
Sight-Singing1: MUS 151, 152, 153, 251, 252, 253 6
Computer Applications: MUS 465 3
Form and Analysis: MUS 342 3
Music History1: MUS 311, 312, 313 9
Large Ensemble 2, 3 11
Applied music 3 22
Recitals: MUS 100 11
1 These classes must be taken and passed in sequence.
2 As appropriate to instrument/voice and background, as determined by director of bands, director of choral studies, director of orchestral studies (as appropriate) in consultation with a student's applied teacher
3 Not taken during the quarter of student teaching

One of the following programs: 36-38

Instrumental/Band 37
Keyboard 1: MUS 155, 156, 157 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Elementary Music Education: MUS 328 3
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Instrumental Conducting 2: MUS 336, 337, 338 6
Instrumental Music Education 2: MUS 323, 324, 325 6
Woodwind Methods: MUS 227, 228 2
Brass Methods: MUS 224, 225 2
String Methods: MUS 215 1
Percussion Methods: MUS 231 1
Voice Class: MUS 145 1
Choir 2
Chamber Music: MUS 205 3
Electives 1: 3
1 For keyboard majors, substitute MUS 357 (or proficiency), and complete five hours of electives (instead of three)
2 Meet concurrently

Instrumental/Orchestra 36
Keyboard 1: MUS 155, 156, 157 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Elementary Music Education: MUS 328 3
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Instrumental Conducting2: MUS 336, 337, 338 6
Instrumental Music Education2: MUS 323, 324, 325 6
Elementary Woodwind Methods: MUS 229 1
Elementary Brass Methods: MUS 226 1
String Methods: MUS 215, 216 2
Percussion Methods: MUS 231 1
Voice Class: MUS 145 1
Choir 2
Chamber Music: MUS 205 3
Electives 1: 3
1 For keyboard majors, substitute MUS 357 (or proficiency), and complete five hours of electives (instead of three)
2 Meet concurrently

Vocal/Choral 38
Keyboard 1: MUS 155, 156, 157, 255, 256, 355, 356, 357 9
Elementary Music Education: MUS 328 3
Vocal Pedagogy: MUS 441, 442 2
Basic Conducting: MUS 335 6
Choral Conducting: MUS 339, 340, 341 6
Choral Music Education: MUS 327, 329, 330 2
Elementary Woodwind Methods: MUS 229 1
Elementary Brass Methods: MUS 226 1
String Methods: MUS 215
or
Percussion Methods: MUS 231 1
French Diction: MUS 261 2
German Diction: MUS 262 2
Elective: 3
1 For keyboard majors, substitute MUS 111,112,113; MUA (voice: six quarters/six credits); and MUS 357 (or proficiency)
Total 192-196

Music History and Literature

The major in music history and literature is not a terminal degree, and students should expect to continue at the graduate level. Therefore, students should consult with the appropriate faculty advisor before entering.

Students planning to pursue this major will be placed in the "Music: Unspecified" category until the following requirements have been met: a minimum grade of C in MUS 121 and completion of MUS 103 and 153.

Students majoring in music history and literature must complete level III in the applied music concentration. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required major courses and 2.0 in other required music courses. Senior students are required to complete a senior project. The project may consist of an extensive written research paper or a scholarly lecture or lecture/recital.

Degree Requirements- Music History and Literature

Bachelor of Music Degree
See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Substitutions:
Area IV: MUS 121, 122 4
Required Course:
Area VI: CST 242 4
Departmental Requirements 51

Music Theory1: MUS 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203 18
Sight-Singing1: MUS 151, 152, 153, 251, 252, 253 6
Computer Applications: MUS 465 3
Form and Analysis: MUS 342 3
Music History1: MUS 311, 312, 313 9
Large Ensemble2 12
Recitals: MUS 10012
1 These classes must be taken and passed in sequence.
2 As appropriate to instrument/voice and background, as determined by director of bands, director of choral studies, director of orchestral studies (as appropriate) in consultation with a student's applied teacher

Area Requirements 87

Basic Conducting: MUS 335 2
Introduction to Research: MUS 414 3
Counterpoint: MUS 301 3
Orchestration: MUS 343 2
Advanced Music Literature: 15
Independent Study (Senior Project): MUS 481 6
Foreign Language 20
Applied Music 18
Electives 12
Plus either:
Instrumental/Vocal Track
Keyboard: MUS 155, 156, 157, 255, 256, 257 6
or
Keyboard Track
Keyboard: MUS 257 1
Secondary voice/instrument 5
Total 194

Degree Requirements-Music

Bachelor of Arts Degree
The Bachelor of Arts degree in music is designed for students who want to study music but do not necessarily plan a professional career in music. Students will get a much broader, more general education than students seeking a Bachelor of Music degree. Required courses are kept to a minimum. Consequently, students must work closely with an advisor in selecting course electives. For graduation, students must complete level III in the applied music concentration.

See General Education Requirements
General Education 56

Required Substitutions:
Area IV: MUS 121, 122 4
Required Course:
Area VI: CST 242 4
Departmental Requirements 64

Music Theory1: MUS 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203 18
Sight-Singing1: MUS 151, 152, 153, 251, 252, 253 6
Computer Applications: MUS 465 3
Music History1: MUS 311, 312, 313 9
Applied music 12
Introduction to Research: MUS 314 3
Large ensemble2 6
Recitals: MUS 100 6
1 These classes must be taken and passed in sequence
2 As appropriate to instrument/voice and background, as determined by director of bands, director of choral studies, director of orchestral studies (as appropriate) in consultation with a student's applied teacher
Either:
Keyboard Track
Music electives 7
or
Vocal/Instrumental Track
Keyboard: MUS 155, 156, 157 3
Music electives 4
Other Requirements

Research Methods 4
Foreign Language (at 202 level) 20
Electives (as appropriate) to a total of 192 hours

Music Honors Program

The Department of Music encourages students who have demonstrated superior academic ability to participate in the music honors program. In order to enter the program, students must be juniors or seniors with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 3.5 GPA in music. For additional information, students should contact the department chair.

Minor in Music

Music Theory: MUS 101, 102, 103 9
Sight-Singing: MUS 151, 152, 153 3
Music History1: MUS 121, 122 4
Keyboard: MUS 155, 156, 157 3
Applied music2 3-6
Large ensemble3 6
Music electives 6
Total 34-37

1 As part of General Education
2 Three quarters
3 As appropriate to instrument/voice and background, as determined by director of bands, director of choral studies, director of orchestral studies (as appropriate) in consultation with a student's applied teacher
 
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