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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Phone: 262-472-1310
E-Mail:music@mail.uww.edu800-621-8744
 
 

Faculty: J. Michael Allsen, Janet Barrett (Chairperson), 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, Joyce Ryan, Matthew Sintchak, John Tuinstra, Benjamin Whitcomb, Steve Wiest and Eric Willie.
 
 

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,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, Clarinet 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 audition for a faculty member in their primary performing area in order to register for applied music study.
 
 

Waivers

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

Note to non-music majors: These one-unit instrumental and vocal ensembles may be repeated. Though all such music ensemble units earned will appear on your transcript, no more than six will be applied toward graduation.
 
 

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, MUSC 160, MUSC 260, MUSC 360, and MUSC 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 MUSC 126, MUSC 127, MUSC 128, MUSC 129, MUSC 326, MUSC 327, and MUSC 329 apply to such secondary study.
 
 

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

Writing Proficiency Requirement
 
 

The papers written in Music History II (MUSC 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 on two designated papers. 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 - 41 UNITS

 1. 6 TERMS OF MUSC 100

 2. MUSC 151, MUSC 152, MUSC 251, MUSC 252

 3. MUSC 153, MUSC 154, MUSC 253, MUSC 254

 4. MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 247

 5. MUSC 455
 
 

SELECT 14 UNITS WITH ADVISOR FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST OF APPLIED AND ELECTIVE MUSIC COURSES:

 6 terms of Primary Applied Instruction (See Note 1) 6 u.

 2 terms of MUSC 128 and/or Class Piano (unless Primary

 Applied is Keyboard) 0-2 u.

 4 terms of ensembles (See note 9) 4 u.

 Music electives other than ensembles 2-4 u.

 TOTAL UNITS 14 u
 
 

UNITS OUTSIDE THE 1ST MAJOR - 70 UNITS

 1. SELECT A MINIMUM OF 70 UNITS OUTSIDE THE

 1ST MAJOR RLS
 
 

NOTE: AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR BA MUSIC MAJORS
 
 

MUSIC PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS (BM)
 
 

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 units 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 UNITS

 1. 7 TERMS OF MUSC 100

 2. MUSC 151, MUSC 152, MUSC 251, MUSC 252

 3. MUSC 153, MUSC 154, MUSC 253, MUSC 254

 4. MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 247

 5. MUSC 356 AND MUSC 443

 6. MUSC 453, MUSC 454, AND MUSC 455

 7. MUSC 489

 8. SELECT 43 UNITS WITH ADVISOR FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST OF COURSES

 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.

MUSC 128 and/or Class Piano 6 u.

 MUSC 338 Vocal Pedagogy 2 u.

 Ensembles (see Note 7) 8 u.

 TOTAL UNITS 45 u.
 
 

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.
 
 

*At the 100 and 200 levels, one unit of MUSC 276 will be required each term in lieu of one primary applied unit unless waived by the voice faculty.
 
 

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 advisor. 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, MUSC 152, MUSC 251, MUSC 252

 3. MUSC 153, MUSC 154, MUSC 253, MUSC 254

 4. MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 247

 5. MUSC 356

 6. MUSC 453, MUSC 454 AND MUSC 455

 7. MUSC 488

 8. MUSC 450 *

 9. MUSC 498

Select 45 units with Advisor 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 EDFOUND 243

 2. CIFLD 160 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 MUSC 292

 3. MUSC 151, MUSC 152, MUSC 251, MUSC 252

 4. MUSC 153, MUSC 154, MUSC 253, MUSC 254

 5. MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 247

 6. MUSC 275 AND MUSC 276

 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 Advisor 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 MUSC 175
 
 

MUSIC EDUCATION INSTRUMENTAL EMPHASIS (BM)
 
 

The Music Education Instrumental Emphasis is designed to prepare the student for a career of teaching instrumental music in the public schools (kindergarten through grade 12). 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 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): 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 concurrent registration in MUSC 488, Senior Recital.  Additional policies regarding applied study and recital requirements are found in the Music Department Handbook.

3. For BM (Music Education Choral and General): Levels of Class Piano (MUSC 186, 187, and 188) may be used in satisfying this requirement. With permission from the keyboard faculty, students with prior background (or who make unusually rapid progress) may substitute MUSC 128, Private Piano Instruction (Non-Primary) for any or all of these courses.

4. For BM (Music Education Choral and General): Completion of MUSC 177, Class Voice, in addition to three terms of MUSC 127, Private Vocal Instruction Non-Primary Level 1, and three terms of MUSC 327, Non-Primary Level 2, satisfies this requirement. With permission of the voice faculty, MUSC 127, Private Vocal Instruction(Non-Primary) may be substituted for Class Voice.

5. For BM (Music Education Choral and General): The ensemble requirement may be fulfilled by participation in seven terms of large ensembles (MUSC 171 Concert Choir, Chamber Singers), or six terms of large ensembles and two terms of small emsembles. Small ensembles include MUSC 279 (Women's Choral, Class Act) and MUSC 271, Opera Performance Techniques, and oper or musical theatre productions, MUSC 272, Practicum in Music Theatre.

6. For BM (Music Education Instrumental): Wind- or percussioon-primary students enroll in four terms to be selected from MUSC 161 (Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band) and MUSC 162 (University Orchestra); two terms of MUSC 169 (Marching Band) and one term of MUSC 164 (Jazz Symposium, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab, Jazz Seminar). String-primary students enroll in seven semesters of MUSC 162, University Orchestra. Guitar-primary students must have a seven term plan of study approved by the department chairperson and the instrumental faculty.

7. For BM (Music Performance): Additional policies regarding applied study and recital requirements are found in the Music Department Handbook.

8. For BM (Music Performance): Wind- or percussion-primary students enroll in eight terms of MUSC 162, University Orchestra, MUSC 161, Wind Ensemble, or MUSC 164 (Jazz Symposium, Jazz Lab, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Seminar), with no fewer than 4 terms of Orchestra and/or Wind Ensemble. String-primary students enroll in eight terms of MUSC 162, University Orchestra. Voice-primary students enroll in eight terms of MUSC 171 (Concert Choir, Chamber Singers). Keyboard-primary students enroll in 2 to 4 terms of MUSC 482, Accompanying or MUSC 383, Chamber Music, fulfilling the remainder of the requirement in large ensembles. Guitar-primary students must have an eight term ensemble plan of study approved by the department chairperson and instrumental faculty.

9. For BA (Music): Wind- or Perscussion-primary students enroll in four terms of instrumental ensembles, with two terms selected from MUSC 162, University Orchestra, MUSC 161, (Wind Ensemble, Concert Band), MUSC 164 (Jazz Symposium, Jazz Lab, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Seminar) or MUSC 169, Marching Band. String-primary students enroll in four terms of MUSC 162, University Orchestra. Voice-primary students enroll for four terms of MUSC 171, (Concert Choir, Chamber Singers). Keyboard- and guitar-primary students must have a four-term ensemble plan of study approved by the department chairperson and keyboard faculty (for piano/organ) or instrumental faculty (for guitar).

10. For BM (History-Theory): String -, wind-, percussion-primary students enroll in six terms of  MUSC 161 (Wind Ensemble, Concert Band) or MUSC 162, University Orchestra.  Voice-primary students enroll in six  terms of MUSC 171 (Concert Choir, Chamber Singers).  Keyboard- and guitar-primary students must have a six-term ensemble plan of study approved by the department chairperson and the keyboard faculty (for piano/organ) or instrumental faculty (for guitar).

11. For BM (Music Education Choral): Students seeking  additional preK-12 General Music licensure must also enroll in  MUSC 166, Folk Guitar,  ELEMID 434, Elementary General Music Methods, SECNDED 436, Methods of Teaching General Music in the Middle/Secondary School, totaling 5 additional units.  Directed teaching is divided into 6 elementary-level units (CIFLD 411) and 6  secondary level units (CIFLD 414).

12. For BM (Music Education Instrumental): Students seeking  additional Secondary General Music licensure, must also enroll in MUSC 166,  Folk Guitar  and  SECNDED 436, Methods of Teaching General Music in the Middle/Secondary School, totaling 3 additional units.

13. For BM (Music Education General)  Students seeking additional 6-12 Choral Music licensure must also enroll in SECNDED 438,  Methods of Teaching Choral Methods in the Middle/Secondary School and MUSC 275, 276 (Diction for Singers I and II) totaling  6 additional units.
 
 

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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