University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2000-2001 Undergraduate Catalog

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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Phone: 262-472-1310 800-621-8744
E-Mail: music@mail.uww.edu

Faculty: J. Michael Allsen, Janet Barrett, Kirby Bock, Myung-Hee Chung, Carmen Diagostine, Christian Ellenwood, Robin Fellows, George Ferencz, Jane Ferencz, Frank Hanson, Glenn Hayes, Jo Ann Hobbs, Linda Hurstad, Christine Johansen, Harry Johansen, Carlene McMonagle, Josh Ryan, Joyce Ryan, John Tuinstra, John Webb (Chairperson), Benjamin Whitcomb, and Steve Wiest.

Through its Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degree programs the Music Department offers its majors high-quality instruction and performance opportunities to prepare them for careers and/or advanced study in such areas as public school music teaching, performance, music theory or musicology, and studio teaching, as well as for the wide range of opportunities that exist in the music field. By completing a Minor in Music, students can gain not only personal satisfaction but knowledge and experience that can be of value as they pursue a chosen career.

The Department sponsors a variety of performing ensembles, which are open to all university students. Vocal groups include the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorus, Women's Chorale, Class Act (jazz choir), and Opera Workshop. Instrumental groups include the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensembles, Brass Choir, Flute Choir, Clareinet Choir, Trombone Choir, Percussion Ensemble, and chamber groups. All provide rich and varied musical experiences and the opportunity to meet and perform with many talented musicians.

The UW-Whitewater Music Department is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Prospective music majors should request application materials, audition requirements, and a schedule of audition dates from the department chairperson.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES

Auditions

Students desiring to major in music must pass an audition in their primary performing area. If this cannot be completed before initial registration, music major status will be conditional pending a successful entrance audition. Music minors must pass an informal audition for a faculty member in their primary performing area in order to be accepted.

Waivers

Entering majors or minors may, through the Advanced Placement Examination, be waived from Music Theory I (Music 151). Total credits required for graduation, however, remain unchanged.

Other Requirements - Music Department Handbook

The Music Department Handbook contains important information which, due to space limitations, is not printed in the Catalog. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with its contents. The Handbook is updated as policies change or are added. All enrolled majors and minors-regardless of admission date-are bound by policies outlined in the most recent revision of this Handbook. This handbook may be found at http://academics.uww.edu/CAC/Music/Handbook. Students without on-line access may view a copy in the Music Department Office (CA 2038), or in the Arts Media Center (CA 16).

Applied Music Study: Terminology and Policies

The term "Primary Performing Area" refers to the student's main performing medium - the one in which he/she must pass an entrance audition in order to be accepted as a music major, will receive instruction, and will be expected to maintain satisfactory progress over the course of study. For applied study in the Primary Performing Area, courses are arranged by level (for example, 150-160, 150-260, 150-360, and 150-460, in the case of instrumental instruction), which normally correspond to the freshman through senior years of enrollment.

Ordinarily a music major will have only one Primary Performing Area and will not change that area during the course of study. If a change is desired, the student must reaudition in the new performing area, and if successful, would be placed at the first term freshmen level for lessons in the new area. This change must have the consent of a) the department chairperson, b) the appropriate applied music area coordinator(s), and c) the two applied music instructors involved.

All other applied music study (class or private, required or elective) is termed "Secondary" or "Non-Primary" study. In the case of private instruction, the course numbers 150-126, 150-127, 150-128, 150-129, 150-326, 150-327, and 150-329 apply to such secondary study.

Credits: For all private applied study, a half-hour of instruction per week will receive one credit, with a maximum of one hour of instruction for two or more credits. A minimum of five hours of individual practice per week are required for each credit taken.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

The papers written in Music History II (150-246) constitute the Music Department's Writing Proficiency Requirement. In order to pass this requirement, students must earn a combined grade of 81% or better. Students who receive a combined grade of 80% or less on the two papers will fail the Writing Requirement and must register for (and pass) English 680-370 - Advanced Composition before they may graduate.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

The Music Department offers two undergraduate major programs, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Music (BM). Five emphases are possible under the Bachelor of Music program: Music Performance, Music History-Theory, Choral Music Education, Instrumental Music Education, and General Music Education.

Major and related course requirements for the BA and each of the five emphases for the BM degree are listed below. Immediately following is a series of notes related to applied music study and other requirements for these programs.

MUSIC (BA)

MAJOR - 40 CREDITS
  1. 6 TERMS OF MUSC 150-100
  2. MUSC 150-151, 150-152, 150-251, 150-252
  3. MUSC 150-153, 150-154, 150-253, 150-254
  4. MUSC 150-245, 150-246, 150-247
  5. MUSC 150-455

  6. SELECT 14 CREDITS WITH ADVISER FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST OF APPLIED AND ELECTIVE MUSIC COURSES:
    6 terms of Primary Applied Instruction (See note 1) 6 cr
    2 terms of 150-128 and/or Class Piano (unless Primary
    Applied is Keyboard) 0-2 cr
    4 terms of ensembles (See note 9) 4 cr
    Music electives other than ensembles 2-4 cr
TOTAL CREDITS 14 cr

CREDITS OUTSIDE THE 1ST MAJOR - 70 CREDITS

1. SELECT A MINIMUM OF 70 CREDITS OUTSIDE THE

1ST MAJOR RLS

NOTE: AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR B.A. MUSIC MAJORS

MUSIC PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS (BM)

Note: This Emphasis is intended for the highly qualified student who wishes concentrated music study in the area of performance. It is designed to prepare the student for graduate or other advanced study in his/her major performing medium. Enrollment in the Performance Emphasis during the first year of study is contingent upon the approval of the applied faculty in the student's performing area. The election of credits in primary applied instruction above the minimums stated below requires permission of the instructor. In all cases, acceptance into the Performance Emphasis is to be regarded as provisional, with permission to continue to be determined by performance before a faculty jury at the end of the first year of study. A similar jury must be passed by any student seeking transfer into the Performance Emphasis from another music emphasis.

MAJOR - 78 CREDITS

  1. 7 TERMS OF MUSC 150-100
  2. MUSC 150-151, 150-152, 150-251, 150-252
  3. MUSC 150-153, 150-154, 150-253, 150-254
  4. MUSC 150-245, 150-246, 150-247
  5. MUSC 150-356 AND 150-443
  6. MUSC 150-453, 150-454, AND 150-455
  7. MUSC 150-489
  8. 43-45 ADDITIONAL UNITS AS FOLLOWS:
Keyboard Performance:

Four levels of Primary Applied (6 u at each level) (see Note 6) 24 u.
MUSC 339 Piano Pedagogy 2 u.
Ensembles (see Note 7) 8 u.
Music Electives 9 u.
TOTAL UNITS 43 u

Vocal Performance:

Four levels of Primary Applied (6 u at each level)*
(see Note 6) 24 u.
MUSC 275 AND MUSC 276  4 u.
150-128 and/or Class Piano 6 u.
150-338 Vocal Pedagogy 2 u.
Ensembles (see Note 7) 8 u.
TOTAL UNITS 45 cr

Instrumental Performance:

Four levels of Primary Applied (6 u at each level)
(see Note 6) 24 u.
MUSC 128 and/or Class Piano 6 u.
Ensembles (see Note 7) 8 u.
Music Electives 5 u.
TOTAL UNITS 43 u
 
 

MUSIC HISTORY-THEORY EMPHASIS (BM)

This emphasis is designed to prepare the student for graduate study in musicology or theory/composition. Only students with an excellent overall academic record and demonstrated potential in these areas will be admitted. Approval of the history-theory faculty is required, one of whom will serve as academic adviser. Admission to this emphasis should be sought by the end of the freshman year. NOTE: The required 6-9 units of General Studies Humanities must include 4 units of French or German.

MAJOR - 80 UNITS

  1. 8 TERMS OF MUSC 100
  2. MUSC 151, 152, 251, 252
  3. MUSC 153, 154, 253, 254
  4. MUSC 245, 246, 247
  5. MUSC 356
  6. MUSC 453, 454 AND 455
  7. MUSC 488
  8. MUSC 450 *
  9. MUSC 498
Select 45 units with Adviser from:

Primary Applied Instruction    11 u.
(8 u. at lower division, 3 u. at upper division)
MUSC 128 and/or Class Piano* 7 u.
Ensembles (See note #10) 6 u.
History-Literature and Theory/Composition Electives** 10 u.
Music Electives* 4 u.
TOTAL UNITS 45 u.

*If primary applied is piano or organ, MUSC 128 is waived, and 7 u.added to Music Electives.

** To include a minimum of 8 u. History-Literature from MUSC 343, MUSC 436, MUSC 439, MUSC 443, MUSC 445, MUSC 446, MUSC 447, MUSC 448, MUSC 496, and 2 u. Theory/Composition from MUSC 452, MUSC 459, MUSC 479, MUSC 496.

MUSIC EDUCATION CHORAL EMPHASIS (BM)

The Music Education Choral Emphasis is designed to prepare the student for a career of teaching choral music in grades 6-12, and leads to licensure in secondary choral music. Students whose primary performing area is not voice must demonstrate, through audition before the voice faculty, a satisfactory level of vocal ability before being admitted to this program. The outline of courses assumes a primary performing area of either voice or keyboard (piano or organ). Students who wish to add general music licensure to the program of studies in the choral emphasis must complete additional course work as outlined in Note #11.

LICENSURE - 31 UNITS

  1. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND243
  2. CIFLD160 and CIFLD 210
  3. SECNDED 466
  4. MUSC 422
  5. SECNDED 438
  6. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 492
  7. DIRECTED TEACHING: SELECT 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414
MAJOR - 74-75 UNITS
  1. 7 TERMS OF MUSC 100
  2. MUSC 189 AND 292
  3. MUSC 151, 152, 251, 252
  4. MUSC 153, 154, 253, 254
  5. MUSC 245, 246, 247
  6. MUSC 275 AND 276
  7. MUSC 150-338 AND 150-343
  8. MUSC 190 AND 290
  9. MUSC 356 AND 357
  10. MUSC 453 AND 455
  11. MUSC 488
Select 26-27 units with Adviser from the following list of applied and ensemble music courses:

13 units of applied study in primary performing area (see Note #2)
6 units of secondary piano instruction if voice is the primary performing area
 OR
7 units of secondary vocal instruction if keyboard or guitar is the primary performing area (see Note #4)
7 terms enrollment in MUSC 171 or 175

MUSIC EDUCATION INSTRUMENTAL EMPHASIS (BM)

The objective of the following program of study is to prepare the student for a career of teaching instrumental music in the public schools (kindergarten through grade 12). Students are required to audition before the instrumental faculty to demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency on their instrument before being admitted to this program. Students who wish to add general music licensure to the program of studies in the instrumental emphasis must complete additional course work as outlined in Note #12.

LICENSURE - 34 UNITS
 1.      EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 243
 2.     CIFLD 160 and CIFLD 210
 3.     SECNDED 466
 4.     MUSC 422
 5.     ELEMMID 437, SECNDED 437
 6.     SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 492
 6.     DIRECTED TEACHING: SELECT 6 UNITS FROM
          CIFLD 411 AND 6 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414

MAJOR - 76-80 UNITS
 1.     7 TERMS OF MUSC 100
 2.     MUSC 151, MUSC 152, MUSC 251, MUSC 252
 3.     MUSC 177
 4.     MUSC 153, MUSC 154, MUSC 253, MUSC 254
 5.     MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 247
 6.     MUSC 189, MUSC 190
 7.     MUSC 290
 8.     MUSC 362, MUSC 363, MUSC 364, MUSC 366 AND MUSC 368
 9.     MUSC 356 AND MUSC 358
10.     MUSC 453 AND MUSC 455
11.     MUSC 467 AND MUSC 468
12.     MUSC 488

Select 23-27 units with Advisor from the following list of applied and elective music courses:

    13 units of applied study in primary performing area (see Note 2)
      3 units in secondary piano instruction
     OR
      7 units of MUSC 126 (principal secondary instrument) if keyboard
       is the primary performing area
     7 terms band or orchestra (see Note 5)

MUSIC EDUCATION GENERAL EMPHASIS (BM)

The Music Education General Emphasis is designed to prepare the student for a career of teaching general music in grades K-12, and leads to licensure in elementary and secondary general music. Students whose primary performing area is not voice must demonstrate, through audition before the voice faculty, a satisfactory level of vocal ability before being admitted to this program. The outline of courses assumes a primary performing area of either voice or keyboard (piano or organ). Students who wish to add choral music licensure to the program of studies in the general emphasis must complete additional course work as outlined in Note #13.

LICENSURE - 34 UNITS
 1.    EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 243
 2.     CIFLD 160 and CIFLD 210
 3.     SECNDED 466
 4.     MUSC 422
 5.     ELEMMID 434 AND SECNDED 436
 6.     SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 492
 7.     DIRECTED TEACHING: SELECT 6 UNITS FROM
          CIFLD 411 AND 6 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414

MAJOR - 71-72 UNITS
 1.    7 TERMS OF MUSC 100
 2.     MUSC 166 AND MUSC 189
 3.     MUSC 292
 4.     MUSC 151, MUSC 152, MUSC 251, MUSC 252
 5.     MUSC 153, MUSC 154, MUSC 253, MUSC 254
 6.     MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 247
 7.     MUSC 338 AND MUSC 343
 8.     MUSC 190 AND MUSC 290
 9.     MUSC 356 AND MUSC 357
10.     MUSC 453 AND MUSC 455
11.     MUSC 488

 Select 26-27 units with Adviser from the following list of applied and elective music courses:

 13 units of applied study in primary performing area
    (see Note 2)
   6 units of secondary piano instruction if voice is the primary performing area
     OR
 7 units of secondary vocal instruction if keyboard is the primary performing area (see Note 4)
 7 terms enrollment in MUSC 171 or MUSC 175
 

NOTES

  1. For BA (Music): Normally two terms each at the 100, 200, and 300 levels of primary applied instruction are required. Based on entrance audition, up to two terms of non-primary private applied instruction may be counted toward the six terms required. BA students must pass the upper division jury before graduation.
  2. For BM (Music Education Choral/Instrumental/General and History-Theory): Seven terms of private study in the primary performing area required - two each at levels 100, 200, 300. One term at level 400 is required with an additional term of 150-488 (Senior Recital). Permission of the instructor is required to take more than one credit per term. Two terms at level 100 with a grade of "C" or better in each are required to pass to level 200. At levels 200 and 300 two terms with a grade of "B" or better are required to pass to the next level. A student failing to meet these standards may continue study one additional term. If at the end of that term, the grade requirement is not met, the student will be dropped as a music major. Credits so earned may be applied toward graduation but will not count toward the completion of the term requirement for study in the primary performing area. Prior to being admitted to level 300 students must be approved by the full instrumental, keyboard, or voice faculty jury for upper-division standing.

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    For specific information about senior recital requirements, refer to the music department handbook.

  4. For BM (Music Education/Choral and Music Education/General): Class Piano 150-186, 150-187, and 150-188 may be used in satisfying this requirement. At the discretion of the keyboard faculty, students with prior background (or who make unusually rapid progress) may substitute 150-128 private piano instruction for any or all of these courses.
  5. For BM (Music Education/Choral and Music Education/General): Completion of Class Voice I (150-177), in addition to three terms of 150-127 Private Vocal Instruction Non-Primary level 1 and three terms of 150-327 Non-Primary level 2, satisfies this requirement. At the discretion of the voice faculty, 150-127 may be substituted for Class Voice.
  6. For BM (Music Education/Instrumental): Students whose primary performing area is a wind or percussion instrument must enroll for seven terms in either 150-161 (Wind Ensemble, Concert Band) 150-162 (Univesity Orchestra), or 150-169 (Marching Band) with no fewer than three registrations of 150-169. Students whose primary performing area is a string instrument must enroll in seven terms of 150-162 (University Orchestra). Students whose primary performance area is guitar must have a specific ensemble plan of study (of seven terms) approved by the department chairperson and the instrumental faculty.
  7. For BM (Music Performance): At each level a grade of "B" or better for two terms is required to pass to the next level. A student failing to meet these standards may continue study one additional term. If at the end of that term, the grade requirement is not met, the student will be dropped as a music major. Credits so earned may be applied toward graduation but will not count toward the completion of the requirement for study in the Primary Performing Area. With permission of the instructor, a student may elect up to four credits of private study per term. For specific information about junior and senior recital requirements, refer to the music department handbook.
  8. For BM (Music Performance): Students whose primary performing area is a wind or percussion instrument must enroll for eight different terms of instrumental ensembles to be chosen from the following: Jazz Ensemble, University Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble, with no fewer than 4 terms of Orchestra and/or Wind Ensemble. Students whose primary performing area is a string instrument must enroll for eight terms of Orchestra. Students whose primary performing area is voice must enroll for eight different terms of Concert Choir, Chamber Singers or University Chorus. Students whose primary area is keyboard must enroll in 2 to 4 different terms of Vocal and Instrumental Accompanying (150-482) or Chamber Music (150-383). The remainder of the requirement may be fulfilled in large ensembles. Students whose primary performance area is guitar must have a specific ensemble plan of study (of eight terms) approved by the department chairperson and the instrumental faulty.
  9. For BM (Music Education/Instrumental): Instrumental techniques to be selected from 150-165, 150-167, 150-168, 150-265, 150-267, 150-268, 150-365 and 150-368. Students are required to take all courses except the one containing their primary performing instrument.
  10. For BA (Music): Students whose primary performing area is a wind or percussion instrument must enroll for four different terms of instrumental ensembles. Two terms of this requirement must be selected from University Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensembles, or Marching Band. Students who primary performing area is a string instrument must enroll for four terms of University Orchestra. Students whose primary performing area is voice must enroll for four different terms of Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorus, or Women's Chorale. Students whose primary performing area is keyboard must have a specific ensemble plan of study (of four terms) approved by the department chairperson and the keyboard faculty. Students whose primary performance area is guitar must have a specific ensemble plan of study (of four terms) approved by the department chairperson and the instrumental faculty.
  11. For BM (History-Theory): Students whose primary performing area is wind, percussion or strings must enroll for six different terms of Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, or University Orchestra. Students whose primary performing area is voice must enroll for six different terms of Concert Choir Chamber Singers, or University Chorus. Students whose primary performing area is keyboard must have a specific ensemble plan of study (of six terms) approved by the department chairperson and the keyboard faculty. Students whose primary performance area is guitar must have a specific ensemble plan of study (of six terms) approved by the department chairperson and the instrumental faculty.
  12. For Music Education Choral Emphasis students seeking an additional K-12 General Music licensure: Requirements include Folk Guitar 150-166 (1 cr), Elementary General Music Methods 430-234 (2 cr), Methods of Teaching General Music in the Middle/Secondary School 437-436 (2 cr), for a total of 5 additional credits. Directed teaching would also be divided into 6 credits at the elementary level 439-411, and 6 credits at the secondary level 439-414.
  13. For Music Education Instrumental Emphasis students seeking an additional Secondary General Music licensure, add Folk Guitar 150-166 (1 cr) and Methods of Teaching General Music in the Middle/Secondary School 437-436 (2 cr) for a total of 3 additional credits. To add elementary general licensure to secondary general licensure, add an additional 6 credits of Voice, 2 credits of piano study, Elementary General Music Methods 430-234 (2 cr), and Field Study 439-492 (1 cr) for a total of 15 credits.
  14. For Music Education General Emphasis students seeking an additional 6-12 Choral Music licensure, add Methods of Teaching Choral Methods in the Middle/Secondary School 437-438 (2 cr), and Diction Courses 150-276 (4 cr) for a total of 6 additional credits.

MINOR MUSIC

MINOR - 23 UNITS
 1.   4 TERMS OF MUSC 100 (Recital Attendance)
 2.   MUSC 151 AND MUSC 153
 3.   MUSC 152
 4.   MUSC 186 OR WAIVER
 5.   MUSC 247

Select 14 additional units (with Minor advisor )from two or three of the categories below.  Note: Music minors must pass an audition before permission to enroll in applied music will be granted.

Applied Music Option  (0 - 7 units)
         MUSC 126, 127, 128, 129, 166, 177, 178, 187, 188 and 189

Ensemble Option (4 - 7 units)
        MUSC 161, 162, 164, 169, 171, 175, 269, 272 and 279

Coursework Option (0 - 10 units)
        MUSC 143, 144, 154, 240, 241, 244, 245, 246, 251, 252, 253 and 254

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