DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Phone: 414-472-1310-----E-Mail: music@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: J. Michael Allsen, Janet Barrett, Kirby Bock, Myung-Hee Chung, Christian Ellenwood, Robin Fellows, George Ferencz, Jane Ferencz, Frank Hanson, Glenn Hayes, Jo Ann Hobbs, Linda Hurstad, Harry Johansen, Sam McClure, Carlene McMonagle, Joyce Ryan, John Tuinstra, Dennis Wadsworth, John Webb (Chairperson), and Stephen 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, University Chorus, Women=s Chorale, Class Act (jazz/show choir), and Opera Workshop. Instrumental groups include the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensembles, Brass Choir, and Flute Choir. All provide rich and varied musical experiences and the opportunity to meet and perform with talented musicians from the campus and community.

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.

Waivers

Entering students who demonstrate an unusually strong background in music theory and some other courses may, through examination, be exempted from introductory course work in that area. Such waivers of requirements do not, however, reduce the total credits required for graduation nor - except in unusual circumstances - the required credits in the music major.

Recital Requirements

All Bachelor of Music majors are required to appear on a minimum number of student recitals. Students seeking the Bachelor of Music degree must present a Senior Recital in their Primary Performance Area.

Convocation Attendance

Attendance at the weekly convocations and seminars of the Music Department is required of all music majors. Music minors are strongly urged to attend as well. These convocations provide opportunities for students to perform in and to listen to student recitals.

All music majors and minors are required to attend a minimum number of other recitals and concerts each semester. Students are informed early in each semester about specific requirements for that semester. The required number of semesters is the same as the number of semesters of required primary applied music study in the various music major and minor programs.

Applied Music Study: Terminology and Policies

The term APrimary 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. Such a change is strongly discouraged after the first year and, in any event, 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.

If a student is permitted to have two Primary Performing Areas, all audition, study, and performance requirements for both must be met.

All other applied music study (class or private, required or elective) is termed ASecondary@ or ANon-Primary@ study. In the case of private instruction, the course numbers 150-126, 150-127, 150-128, and 150-129 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. Five hours of individual practice per week are required for each credit taken.

Jury Exams: All private applied students perform an end-of-semester jury examination before studio faculty in their area. The final course grade for private applied study is determined as follows: 75% instructor=s grade and 25% jury grade. When the instructor=s grade is AF@, the final grade is AF@.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

Music majors satisfy this University requirement while enrolled in Music History II (150-246). A research paper written as a course requirement is also submitted to the department Writing committee for approval. Papers not approved by the Committee may be promptly revised and resubmitted by an established deadline. If the Committee does not approve the revision, the student must meet University graduation requirements by enrolling in English 680-370.

Other Requirements - Student Handbook

The Music Department Student Handbook contains more detailed procedures and policies concerning music study and graduation requirements for music degree programs. All music majors are responsible for observing these procedures and policies.


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 B.A. degree and each of the five emphases for the B.M. 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 SEMESTERS 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

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

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. 8 SEMESTERS 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. SELECT 43 CREDITS WITH ADVISOR FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST OF APPLIED AND ELECTIVE MUSIC COURSES
    Keyboard Performance:
    Four levels of Primary Applied (6 cr at each level) (see Note 6) 24 cr.
    150-339 Piano Pedagogy 2 cr.
    Ensembles (see Note 7) 8 cr.
    Music Electives 9 cr.
    TOTAL CREDITS 43 cr

    Vocal Performance:
    Four levels of Primary Applied (6 cr at each level)* (see Note 6) 24 cr.
    150-128 and/or Class Piano 6 cr.
    150-338 Vocal Pedagogy 2 cr.
    Ensembles (see Note 7) 8 cr.
    Music Electives 3 cr.
    TOTAL CREDITS 43 cr

    Instrumental Performance:
    Four levels of Primary Applied (6 cr at each level) (see Note 6) 24 cr.
    150-128 and/or Class Piano 6 cr.
    Ensembles (see Note 7) 8 cr.
    Music Electives 5 cr.
    TOTAL CREDITS 43 cr

*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 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 adviser. Admission to this emphasis should be sought by the end of the freshman year. NOTE: The required 6-9 credits of General Studies Humanities must include 4 credits of French or German.

MAJOR - 78 CREDITS

  1. 8 SEMESTERS 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
  6. MUSC 150-453, 150-454 AND 150-455
  7. MUSC 150-488
  8. MUSC 150-498

Select 42 credits with Adviser from:

7 semesters of Primary Applied Instruction (See note #2) For 4 cr. of private study)
(Voice majors substitute 4 cr. of 150-276 Diction For 4 cr. of private study)
7 cr.
7 semesters of 150-128 and/or Class Piano* 0-7 cr.
6 semesters of ensembles (See note #10) 4 cr.
History-Literature and Theory/Composition Electives** 15 cr.
Music Electives* 12-19 cr.
TOTAL CREDITS 42 cr

* If primary applied is piano or organ, 7 semesters of 150-128 are waived; Music Electives are increased to 11 credits.

** To include a minimum of 8 cr. History-Literature from Music 150-343, 150-439, 150-443, 150-444, 150-445, 150446, 150-447, 150-448, 150-449, 150-471, 150-496, and 2 cr. Theory/Composition from 150-247, 150-459, 150-496.

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 - 33 CREDITS

  1. EDFD 423-212 AND 420-243
  2. C&I 439-160 and 439-210
  3. C&I 437-466
  4. MUSC 150-340 AND 150-422
  5. C&I 437-438
  6. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-492
  7. DIRECTED TEACHING: SELECT 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414

MAJOR - 63 CREDITS

  1. 7 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100
  2. MUSC 150-189
  3. MUSC 150-151, 150-152, 150-251, 150-252
  4. MUSC 150-153, 150-154, 150-253, 150-254
  5. MUSC 150-245, 150-246, 150-247
  6. FOUR SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-276
  7. MUSC 150-338 AND 150-343
  8. MUSC 150-356 AND 150-357
  9. MUSC 150-453 AND 150-455
  10. MUSC 150-488

Select 20 credits with Adviser from the following list of applied and elective music courses:

OR

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 - 35 CREDITS

  1. EDFD 423-212 AND 420-243
  2. C&I 439-160 and 439-210
  3. C&I 437-466
  4. MUSC 150-340 AND 150-422
  5. C&I 430-236, 437-437 AND 439-492
  6. DIRECTED TEACHING: SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-411 AND 6 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414

MAJOR - 65 CREDITS

  1. 7 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100
  2. MUSC 150-151, 150-152, 150-251, 150-252
  3. MUSC 150-177
  4. MUSC 150-153, 150-154, 150-253, 150-254
  5. MUSC 150-245, 150-246, 150-247
  6. MUSC 150-189
  7. MUSC 150-356 AND 150-358
  8. MUSC 150-453 AND 150-455
  9. MUSC 150-467 AND 150-468
  10. MUSC 150-488

Select 21 credits with Adviser from the following list of applied and elective music courses:

OR

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 outliine 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 - 35 CREDITS

  1. EDFD 423-212 AND 420-243
  2. C&I 439-160 and 439-210
  3. C&I 437-466
  4. MUSC 150-340 AND 150-422
  5. C&I 430-234 AND 437-436
  6. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-492
  7. DIRECTED TEACHING: SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-411 AND 6 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414

MAJOR - 61 CREDITS

  1. 7 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100
  2. MUSC 150-166 AND 150-189
  3. SELECT 1 CREDIT FROM INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES
  4. MUSC 150-151, 150-152, 150-251, 150-252
  5. MUSC 150-153, 150-154, 150-253, 150-254
  6. MUSC 150-245, 150-246, 150-247
  7. MUSC 150-338 AND 150-343
  8. MUSC 150-356 AND 150-357
  9. MUSC 150-453 AND 150-455
  10. MUSC 150-488

Select 21 credits with Adviser from the following list of applied and elective music courses:

OR

NOTES

  1. For BA (Music): 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 graduation.
  2. For BM (Music Education Choral/Instrumental/General and History-Theory): Seven semesters of private study in the primary performing area required - two each at levels 100, 200, 300. One semester at level 400 is required with an additional semester of 150-488 (Senior Recital). Permission of the instructor is required to take more than one credit per semester. Two semesters 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 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 level 300 students must be approved by the full instrumental, keyboard, or voice faculty jury for upper-division standing.

    Prior to being admitted to the 400 level of study, a student must make two solo appearances on departmental recitals.

    At the 400 level the student will prepare a recital of at least 20 minutes of music and will enroll for 150-488 (Senior Recital) 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 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. 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.
  4. For BM (Music Education/Choral and Music Education/General): Completion of Class Voice I & II (150-177 and 150-178), in addition to five semesters of 150-127 Private Vocal Instruction, satisfies this requirement. At the discretion of the voice faculty, a semester of 150-127 may be substituted for Class Voice.
  5. For BM (Music Education/Instrumental): Students whose primary performing area is a wind or percussion instrument must enroll for seven semesters in 150-161 (Wind Ensemble, Concert Band) 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 semesters of 150-162 (University Orchestra).
  6. For BM (Music Performance): At each level a grade of AB@ or better for two semesters is 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 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 300 level, the student must prepare and present a Junior solo recital of 20 minutes minimum duration.

    At the 400 level of study the student will prepare a recital of at least 45 minutes of music and will enroll for 150-489 (Senior Recital) 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. For BM (Music Performance): 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, University Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble, with no fewer than 4 semesters of Orchestra and/or Wind Ensemble. Students whose 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 area is keyboard must enroll in 2 to 4 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. 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 should take all courses except the one containing their primary performing instrument.
  9. For BA (Music): 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 University Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensembles, or Marching Band. Students who primary performing area is a string instrument must enroll for four semesters of University Orchestra. Students whose primary performing area is voice must enroll for four different semesters of Concert Choir, University Chorus, or Women=s Chorale. Students whose primary performing area is keyboard should enroll for four different semesters of the appropriate ensembles listed above.
  10. For BM (History-Theory): Students whose primary performing area is wind, percussion or strings must enroll for six different semesters of Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, or University Orchestra. Students whose primary performing area is voice must enroll for four different semesters of Concert Choir or University Chorus. Students whose primary performing area is keyboard enroll in six different semesters of the most appropriate of the ensembles listed above.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. for a total of 6 additional credits.

MINOR

MUSIC

MINOR - 23 CREDITS

  1. 4 SEMESTERS OF MUSC 150-100 (Recital Attendance)
  2. MUSC 150-151 AND 150-153
  3. MUSC 150-152
  4. MUSC 150-186 OR WAIVER
  5. MUSC 150-247

Select 14 credits with Adviser (within credit limits) 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 credits)
---Music 150-126, 127, 128, 129, 166, 177, 178, 187, 188 and 189

Ensemble Option (4 - 7 credits)
---Music 150-161, 162, 164, 169, 171, 175, 269, 272 and 279

Coursework Option (0 - 10 credits)
---Music 150-141, 143, 144, 154, 244, 245, 246, 251, 252, 253 and 254

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



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