Undergraduate Bulletin

MAJORS/EMPHASES

The Music Department offers two undergraduate major programs, one leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA); the other to a Bachelor of Music degree (BM). Five emphases are possible under the Bachelor of Music program: Music Performance, Music History/Theory, Vocal Music Education, Instrumental Music Education, and Combined Vocal and Instrumental Music Education.

Major and related course requirements for the B.A. degree and each of the five emphases under the B.M. degree are listed below. Immediately following is a series of notes related to applied music study and/or performance requirements for the programs described.

MUSIC (BA)

MAJOR - 40 CREDITS

  1. 6 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100 RECITAL ATTENDANCE ARE REQUIRED
  2. MUSC 150-151 AND 150-153
  3. MUSC 150-152, 150-154 AND 150-242
  4. MUSC 150-245, 150-251 AND 150-253
  5. MUSC 150-246, 150-252 AND 150-254
  6. MUSC 150-455
SELECT 14 CREDITS WITH ADVISER FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST OF APPLIED AND ELECTIVE MUSIC COURSES:
6 semesters of Primary Applied Instruction (See note 1)       6 cr
2 semesters of 150-128 and/or Class Piano (unless 
  Primary Applied is Keyboard)                              0-2 cr
4 semesters 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
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

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. 8 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100 RECITAL ATTENDANCE ARE REQUIRED
  2. MUSC 150-151 AND 150-153
  3. MUSC 150-152, 150-154 AND 150-242
  4. MUSC 150-245, 150-251 AND 150-253
  5. MUSC 150-246, 150-252 AND 150-254
  6. MUSC 150-356 AND 150-455
  7. MUSC 150-453, 150-454 AND 150-489
  8. MUSC 150-443
  9. SELECT 43 CREDITS WITH ADVISOR FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST OF APPLIED AND ELECTIVE MUSIC COURSES
*At the 100 and 200 levels, one credit of 150-276 will be required each semester in lieu of one primary applied credit unless waived by decision of the voice faculty.

MUSIC HISTORY-THEORY EMPHASIS (BM)

Note: This Emphasis is designed primarily to prepare the student for graduate study in music history or in theory-composition. Only those students with an excellent overall academic record and demonstrated potential in those areas will be admitted. Approval of the history-theory faculty is required, as well as the willingness of one of them to serve as academic adviser. Admission to this Emphasis should be sought by the end of the freshman year, if possible.

MAJOR - 78 CREDITS

  1. 8 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100 RECITAL ATTENDANCE ARE REQUIRED
  2. MUSC 150-151 AND 150-153
  3. MUSC 150-152, 150-154 AND 150-242
  4. MUSC 150-245, 150-251 AND 150-253
  5. MUSC 150-246, 150-252 AND 150-254
  6. MUSC 150-356 AND 150-455
  7. MUSC 150-453, 150-454 AND 150-488
  8. SELECT 45 CREDITS WITH ADVISOR FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST OF APPLIED AND ELECTIVE MUSIC COURSES

       7 semesters of Primary Applied Instruction       7 cr. 
      (See note 2) 
       7 semesters of 150-128 and/or Class Piano      0-7 cr. 
      (Unless Primary Applied is Keyboard),br>   
       4 semesters of ensembles (See note 10)           4 cr.
       History-Theory/Composition Electives*           15 cr.
       Music Electives                              12-19 cr.
       TOTAL CREDITS                            45 cr.
*To include a minimum of 8 credits of music history and literature courses, and 2 credits of music theory/composition courses.

Music History/Literature Electives: 150-343, 150-439, 150-440, 150-443, 150-445, 150-446, 150-447, 150-448, 150-471, 150-496, 150-498.

Music Theory/Composition Electives: 150-457, 150-459, 150-496, 150-498.

MUSIC EDUCATION VOCAL EMPHASIS (BM/BSE)

Note: The object of the following program of study is to prepare the student for a career of teaching vocal music in the public schools (Grades K-12: general music; grades 7-12: 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. In the ensuing outline it is assumed that the primary performing area of the student is either voice or keyboard (piano or organ). Instrumentalists seeking vocal licensure must complete the requirements in both secondary piano and secondary voice given below under applied music. This emphasis leads to teaching licensure in elementary and secondary general music, and secondary choral music.

LICENSURE - 33 CREDITS

  1. 1. EDFD 423-212 OR 423-222
  2. 2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. 3. C&I 437-436 AND 437-466
  4. 4. SELECT 2 CRED FROM COURSE C&I 439-210
  5. 5. C&I 439-160 AND 430-234
  6. 6. EDFD 424-424 OR 424-425
  7. 7. C&I 437-438
  8. 8. STUDENT TEACHING
  9. a. SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-411
  10. b. SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414

MAJOR - 65 CREDITS

  1. 7 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100 RECITAL ATTENDANCE ARE REQUIRED
  2. MUSC 150-151, 150-152, 150-153, 150-154 AND 150-242
  3. MUSC 150-245, 150-246, 150-251, 150-252, 150-253 AND 150-254
  4. MUSC 150-189, 150-343, 150-356, 150-357 AND 150-455
  5. MUSC 150-166, 150-338, 150-453, 150-454 AND 150-488
  6. SELECT 24 CREDITS WITH THE ADVISOR FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST OF APPLIED AND ELECTIVE MUSIC COURSES

MUSIC EDUCATION INSTRUMENTAL (BM/BSE)

Note: 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 the 12th grade). Students whose primary performing area is not a standard band or orchestra instrument must demonstrate, through audition before the instrumental faculty, a satisfactory level of proficiency on such an instrument before being admitted to this program. Moreover, they shall continue study on that instrument (hereafter referred to as the principal secondary instrument) as outlined below under applied music. In the ensuing outline it is assumed that the primary performing area of the student is either a standard instrument or keyboard (piano or organ). Vocalists seeking instrumental licensure must complete the requirements in both secondary piano and principal secondary instrument given below under applied music. They are, however, exempt from the required voice class. It should be noted that keyboard players and vocalists will require more than 65 hours of credit in music to complete requirements for this program. This emphasis leads to teacher licensure in the following music areas: elementary instrumental and secondary instrumental. Optional licensure in secondary general music requires 150-166 and 437-436.

LICENSURE - 33 CREDITS

  1. EDFD 423-212 OR 423-222
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. C&I 437-436 AND 437-466
  4. SELECT 2 CRED FROM COURSE C&I 439-210
  5. C&I 439-160 AND 430-236
  6. EDFD 424-424 OR 424-425
  7. C&I 437-437
  8. STUDENT TEACHING

MAJOR - 65 CREDITS

  1. 7 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100 RECITAL ATTENDANCE ARE REQUIRED
  2. MUSC 150-151, 150-152, 150-153, 150-154, 150-177, 150-178 AND 150-242
  3. MUSC 150-245, 150-246, 150-251, 150-252, 150-253 AND 150-254
  4. MUSC 150-189, 150-356, 150-358, 150-455, 150-467 AND 150-468
  5. MUSC 150-361, 150-453, 150-454 AND 150-488
  6. SELECT A MINIMUM OF 24 CREDITS WITH ADVISOR FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST OF APPLIED AND ELECTIVE MUSIC COURSES

MUSIC EDUCATION COMBINED (BM/BSE)

Note: Students seeking licensure to teach both vocal and instrumental music must meet admission standards and fulfill all the requirements for separate licensure, excluding duplications. It may be expected that at least one year of further study will be required to complete the program. Permission to pursue the combined licensure program must be obtained from a committee consisting of the student's primary applied instructor, and the coordinators of keyboard, vocal, instrumental and music education. Because of the extended and complex nature of the study involved, students interested in entering this program are strongly urged to apply for admission by the end of their first semester of study. This emphasis leads to teaching licensure in the following music areas: elementary and secondary general, elementary and secondary instrumental, and secondary choral.

LICENSURE - 37 CREDITS

  1. EDFD 423-212 OR 423-222
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. C&I 437-436 AND 437-466
  4. SELECT 2 CRED FROM COURSE C&I 439-210
  5. C&I 439-160, 430-234 AND 430-236
  6. EDFD 424-424 OR 424-425
  7. C&I 437-437 AND 437-438
  8. STUDENT TEACHING

1ST MJR & WRTNG - MUS ED COMB - 87-88 CREDITS

  1. 7 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100 RECITAL ATTENDANCE ARE REQUIRED
  2. MUSC 150-151, 150-152, 150-153, 150-154 AND 150-242
  3. MUSC 150-245, 150-246, 150-251, 150-252, 150-253 AND 150-254
  4. MUSC 150-189, 150-343, 150-356, 150-357, 150-358, 150-455 AND 150-468
  5. MUSC 150-166, 150-338, 150-361, 150-453, 150-454, 150-467 AND 150-488
  6. SELECT 41-42 CREDITS WITH ADVISER FROM FOLLOWING LIST OF APPLIED AND ELECTIVE MUSIC COURSES

NOTES

  1. Normally two semesters each at the 100, 200, and 300 levels of Primary Applied Instruction are required. Based on entrance audition, up to two semesters of non-primary private applied instruction may be counted toward the six semesters required. A student, however, must pass the junior level barrier exam before graduating.

  2. Seven semesters of private study in the Primary Performing Area are required - two each at Levels 100, 200, 300. One semester at level 400 is required with an additional semester of Senior Recital 150-488. Permission of the instructor is required to take more than one credit per semester. (Only students who are pursuing the Performance Emphasis are allowed to take more than two credits per semester.) Two semesters at Level 1 with a grade of C or better in each are required to pass to Level 2. At Levels 2 and 3 two semesters with a grade of B or better are required to pass to the next Level. A student failing to meet these standards must continue to study at the same level until the grade requirement is met. Credits so earned may be applied toward graduation but will not count toward the completion of the semester requirement for study in the Primary Performing Area. Prior to being admitted to the 300 level of study students must be approved by the full instrumental, keyboard, or voice faculty jury for upper division standing.

    Prior to being admitted to the fourth level of study, a student must make two solo appearances on departmental recitals.

    At the fourth level of study the student will prepare a recital of at least 20 minutes of music and will enroll for Senior Recital 150-488 during the semester of intended performance. Senior Recital 150-488 replaces Private Instruction in the Primary Performing Area for that semester, although the student may, at the discretion of the instructor, elect concurrently one credit of the latter. One month before the intended date of the recital, the student will perform before a faculty jury, which shall decide whether expected standards for public performance are being met. Failure to pass this jury shall result in a postponement of the recital until such standards can be demonstrated. The jury may, at its discretion and with the concurrence of the entire music faculty, direct that the recital be presented in private, with attendance limited to the faculty. In such a case, the student's semester grade for 150-488 shall not be higher than a C.

  3. Class piano 150-186-187-188 may be used in satisfying this requirement. At the discretion of the keyboard faculty, students with prior piano background, or who make unusually rapid progress, may substitute Private Piano Instruction (non-primary) 150-128 for any or all of these courses.

  4. Completion of Class Voice I & II (150-177 and 150-178), in addition to five semesters of Private Vocal Instruction (non-primary) 150-127, satisfies this requirement. At the discretion of the voice faculty, additional semesters of 150-127 may be substituted for one or both semesters of Class Voice.

  5. Students whose primary performing area is a wind or percussion instrument must enroll for seven semesters in 150-161 (Wind Ensemble, Concert Band) and 150-169 (Marching Band), with no fewer than three registrations of 150-169 (Marching Band).

    Students whose primary performing area is a string instrument must enroll in seven semesters of 150-162 (University Orchestra).

  6. At each level a grade of "B" or better for two semesters is required in order to pass to the next level. A student failing to meet these standards must continue to study at the same level until the grade requirement is met. 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 semester.

    Prior to being admitted to the fourth level of study, a student must make four solo appearances on departmental recitals. In addition, while studying at the third level, the student must prepare and present a Junior solo recital of 20 minutes minimum duration.

    At the fourth level of study the student will prepare a recital of at least 45 minutes of music and will enroll for Senior Recital 150-489 during the semester of intended performance. One month before the intended date of the recital, the student will perform before a faculty jury, which shall decide whether expected standards for public performance are being met. Failure to pass this jury and to present the recital in public will result in a mandatory grade of "F" in Senior Recital 150-489 for the semester.

  7. Students whose primary performing area is a wind or percussion instrument must enroll for eight different semesters of instrumental ensembles to be chosen from the following: Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble, with no fewer than 4 semesters of Orchestra or Wind Ensemble or a combination. Students who primary performing area is a string instrument must enroll for eight semesters of Orchestra. Students who primary performing area is voice must enroll for eight different semesters of Concert Choir or University Chorus. Students who primary performing area is keyboard must enroll in no fewer than two and no more than four different semesters of Vocal and Instrumental Accompanying (150-482) or Chamber Music (150-383). The remainder of the requirement may be fulfilled in large ensembles.

  8. Instrumental techniques to be selected from 150-165, 150-167, 150-168, 150-265, 150-267, 150-268, 150-365 and 150-368. Students should take all courses except the one containing their Primary Performance Instrument.

  9. Students whose primary performing area is a wind or percussion instrument must enroll for four different semesters of instrumental ensembles. Two semesters of this requirement must be selected from the following: Concert Bank, Jazz Big Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Bank, Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble. Students who primary performing area is a string instrument must enroll for four semesters of Orchestra. Students who primary performing area is voice must enroll in four different semesters of vocal ensembles, selected from Concert Choir or University Chorus. Students who performing area is keyboard should enroll for four different semesters of the appropriate ensembles listed above.

  10. History/Theory majors whose primary performing area is wind, percussion, or strings, must enroll for four different semesters of 150-161 or 150-162. Students whose primary performing area is voice must enroll four different semesters of 150-171 or 150-175. Students whose primary performing area is keyboard must enroll in four different semesters of the most appropriate of the ensembles listed above.

  11. Music education methods courses (430-234, 430-236, 437-437 and 437-438) require concurrent registration for 1 credit of Field Study for music education majors (439-492). 437-436 does not require concurrent registration in Field Study.

MINOR

MUSIC

MINOR - 23 CREDITS

  1. 4 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100 RECITAL ATTENDANCE ARE REQUIRED
  2. MUSC 150-151, 150-152 AND 150-153
  3. MUSC 150-186 OR WAIVER
  4. MUSC 150-242
  5. SELECT 14 CREDITS WITH ADVISER FROM WITHIN CREDIT LIMITS OF 2 OR 3 OF THESE CATEGORIES: APPLIED MUSIC OPTION (0 - 7 CREDITS) ENSEMBLE OPTION (4 - 7 CREDITS) COURSEWORK OPTION (0 - 10 CREDITS)
Advising: All music electives, applied, and ensemble credits must be approved by a music department adviser. Contact the Music Department Office for assignment to a music minor adviser.
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