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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


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Undergraduate Programs

The various undergraduate curricula lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. The following courses of study are available:

Music Performance. A curriculum in voice, keyboard, or another instrument that prepares the student for both professional performance and studio teaching.

Jazz Studies. A curriculum that prepares the student for professional jazz performance and studio teaching in jazz.

Music Education. A curriculum in music performance, history, and education, and certification by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, that prepares the student to teach and supervise music in the public schools.

Music History and Literature. A curriculum that focuses on the historical and critical study of music and prepares the student for specialization and graduate work in musicology, music librarianship, and music criticism.

Music Composition and Technology. A curriculum that prepares the student for a professional career in composition and specialization in creative musical writing and related analytical skills and electronic music software applications.

Bachelor of Arts in Music. A general music degree designed specifically for students with talent and interest in music that allows them the flexibility to take a minor in another non-music subject (such as Business) or a second major.

Graduate Programs

The various graduate curricula lead to the Master of Music or Master of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in Music Performance, Conducting, Music Theory, Music History and Literature, and Music Education. (See the Graduate School Bulletin for details.)

The Leonard Sorkin International Institute of Chamber Music is a two-year program leading to a Certificate in Chamber Music Performance.

Music for the Non-major

While professional training is the main thrust of the UWM music curricula, the department offers many personal enrichment courses for the non-music major. UWM students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of performing organizations such as the Concert Chorale, Jazz Band, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, University Band, University Choir, Wind Ensemble, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Gospel Choir, and University Community Orchestra.

Private or class music lessons are also offered to the non-music major under the following conditions:

1. A successful audition;

2. Consent of instructor and availability of instructional time;

3. Concurrent registration in an approved Music Performance organization. For further information contact the Department of Music at (414) 229-5162.

Admission, Audition, and Scholarship Procedures

Throughout the year, the Music Department schedules new student audition days. In addition to meeting the general University admission requirements, a prospective music degree candidate must successfully complete an audition in his or her primary performance area (Principal Instrument), and take a theory placement examination. Composition majors must submit original works to the Composition faculty for consideration. In certain degree programs, students also must successfully complete an audition at the 100 level in a secondary performance area (Secondary Instrument) as required.

Prospective students who lack basic aural, theory, and fundamental keyboard skills must register for Music 1, Theory Fundamentals, and Mus Perf 1, Fundamentals of Piano, in their first semester of study. Students who receive a final grade of B or better in these courses may subsequently enroll in Music 123 and 127 with the approval of the theory faculty.

Admission to the music major is considered provisional, pending progress in music theory and Principal Instrument (and Secondary Instrument, if appropriate) during the freshman year. Students who are not enrolled in Principal Instrument and Music 123 and 127 or higher in their third semester cannot be considered music majors.

If you wish to be considered for a music scholarship, you are encouraged to audition no later than March of the school year preceding your intended matriculation. Lists of suggested repertoire, which can serve as a helpful guideline for your audition, can be obtained from the Music Department. For further information or to schedule an audition, contact the Music Department at (414) 229-5162.

Music Degree Requirements

All music curricula for the BFA require 125-130 credits, distributed as follows: Music courses as specified in each curriculum: 75-80 credits; core curriculum: 45 credits; general electives: 0-5 credits. The BA in music requires 120 credits, distributed as follows: Music courses, 48 credits; core curriculum, 45 credits; general electives, 27 credits.

Performance Organization Requirement. All music majors are required to participate in performing organizations during the course of their study. All Performance and Music Education majors must be registered in an approved major performing organization concurrent with each semester of private study. The director of bands, the director of choral activities, and the director of orchestras make ensemble assignments at the beginning of each semester. For the purpose of fulfilling the Performance Organization requirement, the Department of Music recognizes the following approved major performing organizations: Concert Chorale, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, University Band, University Choir, Wind Ensemble, Women's Chorus, and University Community Orchestra.

(Other performance ensembles may be approved in certain degree programs; see individual degree programs below for specific requirements in each area.)

Performance Organization Requirement for Transfer Students. Credits from an accredited college/university for performing organizations may be granted as follows:

1. All transfer students to UWM, regardless of entry level, must take at least two semesters of an approved major performing organization. The performing organization must conform to the individual degree requirements: instrumentalists take band or orchestra, vocalists take choral ensembles;

2. Entering sophomores with 30 or more earned credits may only transfer up to two completed semesters of an approved performing organization from another university; and

3. Entering juniors with 60 or more earned credits may only transfer up to four completed semesters of an approved performing organization from another university.

Recital and Convocation Requirements.  All music majors must attend weekly Convocation meetings for a minimum of six semesters. All entering freshman music majors are required to take Music 106 (Foundations of Music) during their freshman year. Music 106 counts toward the six-semester Convocation requirement. 

All music majors, except transfer students and second-degree candidates, must earn 80 recital attendance credits for graduation. This requirement may be met by attending:

  • Campus recitals (one attendance credit per recital);
  • Weekly departmental Convocation (five attendance credits per semester); and
  • Off-campus recitals (one attendance credit per recital to a maximum of three per semester).

Transfer students and second-degree candidates must earn 10 recital credits (including weekly Convocation) for each semester on the UWM campus, to a total of 80, or until the completion of the degree.

Music Performance Course Enrollment Requirements. The study of music performance in private lessons, master classes, and seminars is governed by four special conditions:

1. Performance courses (lessons) cannot be dropped after the second week of each semester; 2. No undergraduate music major may register for performance courses (lessons) unless the student is simultaneously registered for a minimum of four credits in Music Department courses other than performance; 3. Instrumental and vocal majors enrolled in the Performance and Music Education degree programs must be registered in an approved major performing ensemble concurrent with each semester of performance study in their principal performance area; and 4. Enrollment in lab Master Class (0 cr) is required of all voice students each semester of enrollment in lessons. Keyboardists and instrumentalists should consult their keyboard or instrumental instructors about the lab Master Class requirements.

Music Theory and History Requirements. All music majors are required to take a core of music theory and music history courses. The music theory core entails a three-semester sequence of Materials of Theory, accompanied by three semesters of Aural Theory. This is followed by a semester of Form Analysis. All music degree programs require additional theory courses, but these requirements vary from program to program.

The Music History core comprises the three-semester sequence of the General History of Western Music. Additional music history courses are required by most programs.

Laptop Requirement. Music students in all areas will be encouraged to have a laptop computer during their course of study in the department. Students in the BFA Music Composition and Technology program will be required to have a laptop computer once they are admitted. Please see requirements posted on the PSOA Laptop Requirement web page: www4.uwm.edu/psoa/laptop.

Music Performance Major

A prospective student must demonstrate advanced technical and artistic skills at the admission audition for a performance degree.

Music Course Requirements: 65-80 credits with variable electives. See individual area requirements.

Principal Instrument or Voice. 16 cr. Includes four semesters of Music Performance at 300 level (2 cr/sem totaling 8 cr) and four semesters at 400 level (2 cr/sem totaling 8 cr). In addition, multiple woodwind majors are required to complete six semesters of Music Performance on a secondary instrument at the 100 level (1cr/sem) and four semesters of Music Performance on a tertiary instrument at the 100 level (1cr/sem). The Piano Pedagogy program includes 8 credits at the 200 level.

Lab Master Class. Up to eight semesters at 0 cr per semester may be required or recommended as part of your individual lesson obligation. See individual area requirements.

Piano Requirement. 2-8 cr. Depending on audition results, a student may be required to enroll in Mus Perf 1, Fundamentals of Piano, for up to two semesters or until the student receives a final grade of B or better. See individual area requirements.

Major Ensemble. 6-8 cr. (1 cr per sem) Students taking individual lessons must concurrently be enrolled in an approved Performance Ensemble. See Performance Organization requirements.

Chamber Ensemble. 3-8 cr. Applies to Instrumental Curriculum only.

Music Theory and History. 32 cr. See individual area requirements or electives.

Conducting. 2-4 cr. See individual area requirements or electives.

Junior Recital. 0 cr. Supervised preparation towards full or one-half junior recital. See individual area requirements.

Senior Recital. 2 cr. Supervised preparation towards required full senior recital.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), one semester taken during freshman year and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.

Electives. 0-12 cr. See individual area requirements or electives.

Special Core Curriculum Requirements. Foreign language: 6-14 cr. See individual area requirements.

Music Performance Curriculum. Recommended curricular order.

WINDS, BRASS, AND PERCUSSION

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

     

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra (1cr./sem)

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

Electives or Core Curriculum

8

Total

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

     

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Piano

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Electives or Core Curriculum

8

Total

 

16

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

     

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (3 cr./sem)

3

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

     

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

5

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Total

 

17

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

     

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 265-270

Chamber Ensemble (1 cr./sem)

1

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Music 321

Counterpoint

3

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

5

Total

 

17

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

     

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 265-270

Chamber Ensemble

1

Music 659

Junior Recital

0

Music 354

Instrumental Conducting

2

One of the following history electives:

3

Music 303 Jazz History  
     

Music 308

Selected Topics in Music History and Literature: (Subtitle)

 

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

 

Music 311

Music of the Baroque Era

 

Music 312

Music of the Classic Era

 

Music 313

Music of the Romantic Era

 

Music 314

Music Since 1900

 

Music 611

Music of the Medieval Era

 

Music 612

Music of the Renaissance and Early Modern Era

 

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

8

Total

 

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

     

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 265-270

Chamber Ensemble

1

Core Curriculum and Electives

12

Total

 

16

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

     

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 660

Senior Recital

2

Choose one theory elective:

3

Music 323

Instrumentation

 

or

 

 

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

 

Music or General Electives

5

Core Curriculum and Electives

3

Total

 

16

PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT: STRINGS

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra (1cr/sem)

1

Music 269 or 270

Chamber Ensemble (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music Elective

3

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum

6

Total

17

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 269 or 270

Chamber Ensemble

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music or General Electives

2

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

6

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 269 or 270

Chamber Ensemble

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (4 cr/sem)

4

Total

18

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 269 or 270

Chamber Ensemble

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (4 cr/sem)

4

Total

17

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 269 or 270

Chamber Ensemble

1

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Music Elective

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Total

16

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 269 or 270

Chamber Ensemble

1

Music 659

Junior Recital

0

One of the following history electives:

3

Music 308

Selected Topics in Music History and Literature: (Subtitle) (suggested)

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics (suggested)

Music 311

Music of the Baroque Era

Music 312

Music of the Classic Era

Music 313

Music of the Romantic Era

Music 314

Music Since 1900

Music 611

Music of the Medieval Era

Music 612

Music of the Renaissance and Early Modern Era

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music or General Electives

3

Music 353

Conducting (2 cr)

Music 447

String Pedagogy (2 cr)

Music 561

Advanced Ensemble (1-3 cr)

Any course in the Music Department Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Total

16

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 269 or 270

Chamber Ensemble

1

Choose one theory elective:

3

Music 220

Introduction to Computers and Music (suggested)

Music 327

Analog and Digital Synthesis I

Music 328

Digital Synthesis and Systems II

Music 321

Counterpoint

Music 323

Instrumentation (suggested)

Music 420

Advanced Computing and Music

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music (suggested)

Music 680

Special Studies in Music: (Subtitle)

Music or General Electives

4

Core Curriculum

4

Total

15

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 269 or 270

Chamber Ensemble

1

Music 660

Senior Recital

2

Music or General Electives

5

Core Curriculum and Electives

3

Total

14

PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT: PIANO AND ORGAN4

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Piano or Organ

2

Performance Org5

Choral Ensemble (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

Music or General Electives

4

Core Curriculum

6

Total

16

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Piano or Organ

2

Performance Org

Choral Ensemble

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music or General Electives

3

Core Curriculum

6

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Piano or Organ

2

Performance Org

Any ensemble with piano instructor consent

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (4 cr/sem)

4

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Piano or Organ

2

Performance Org

Any ensemble with piano instructor consent

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (4 cr/sem)

4

Total

16

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Piano or Organ

2

Performance Org

Any ensemble with piano instructor consent

1

Music 259

Accompanying

2

Music 275

Keyboard Performance Repertoire I

2

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music 353

Conducting

2

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Total

18

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Piano or Organ

2

Performance Org

Any ensemble with piano instructor consent

1

Music 276

Keyboard Performance Repertoire II

2

Music 323

Instrumentation

3

Music 659

Junior Recital

0

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music or General Electives

3

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Total

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Piano or Organ

2

Music 259

Accompanying

2

Choose one history elective:

3

Music 308

Selected Topics in Music History and Literature: (Subtitle)

Music 311

Music of the Baroque Era

Music 312

Music of the Classic Era

Music 313

Music of the Romantic Era

Music 314

Music Since 1900

Music or General Electives

4

Core Curriculum

4

Total

15

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Piano or Organ

2

Music 448

Piano Pedagogy

2

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Music 660

Senior Recital

2

Music or General Electives

3

Core Curriculum

3

Total

15

PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT: COLLABORATIVE PIANO-VOCAL7

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 304

Lessons in Collaborative Piano-Vocal (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano (technique)

1

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum

6

General Electives

3

Total

16

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 304

Lessons in Collaborative Piano-Vocal (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano (technique)

1

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

6

General Electives

2

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 304

Lessons in Collaborative Piano-Vocal (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano (technique)

1

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 244

Basic Diction in Singing (even years)

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music Electives

1

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

German 101

First Semester German

4

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 304

Lessons in Collaborative Piano-Vocal (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano (technique)

1

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 246

German Diction in Singing

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music Electives

1

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Total

15

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 404

Lessons in Collaborative Piano-Vocal (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 457

Opera Theatre

1

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Music 245

Italian Diction in Singing

1

Music 377

Song Literature: Germany, France, Great Britain

2

Music 321

Counterpoint

3

Music Elective

1

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Italian 101

First Semester Italian

4

Total

17

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 404

Lessons in Collaborative Piano-Vocal (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 457

Opera Theatre

1

Music 659

Junior Recital

0

Choose one music history elective:

3

Music 308

Selected Topics in Music History and Literature: (Subtitle)

Music 311

Music of the Baroque Era

Music 312

Music of the Classic Era

Music 313

Music of the Romantic Era

Music 314

Music Since 1900

Music 247

French Diction in Singing

1

Music 378

Song Literature: United States and Select European Countries

2

Music Elective

1

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Arts Elective

3

French 101

First Semester French

4

Total

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 404

Lessons in Collaborative Piano-Vocal (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

1

Music 457

Opera Theatre

1

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music Elective

1

Arts Electives

6

Core Curriculum

3

Total

16

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 404

Lessons in Collaborative Piano-Vocal (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 660

Senior Recital

2

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

1

Choose one music theory elective:

3

Music 220

Introduction to Computers and Music

Music 327

Analog and Digital Synthesis I

Music 328

Digital Synthesis and Systems II

Music 323

Instrumentation

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

Music 326

Advanced Aural Theory

Music 457

Opera Theatre

1

Music Elective

1

Arts Elective

3

General Electives

3

Total

16

PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT: PIANO PEDAGOGY7

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

Performance Org

Choral Ensemble (1 cr/sem)

1

MusPerf 5018

Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Piano

0

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

Music General Electives

2

Core Curriculum

9

Total

16

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

Performance Org

Choral Ensemble (1 cr/sem)

1

MusPerf 5018

Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Piano

0

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music/General Electives

2

Core Curriculum

9

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 5018

Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Piano

0

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music or General Electives

2

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Core Curriculum

3

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 5018

Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Piano

0

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music or General Electives

2

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Core Curriculum

3

Total

16

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 5018

Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Piano

0

Music 332

Piano Pedagogy I

3

Music 259

Accompanying

2

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Core Curriculum

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Mus Ed 460

Teaching Elementary General Music

3

Total

16

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 5018

Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Piano

0

Music 333

Piano Pedagogy II

3

Music 259

Accompanying

2

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

4

Music or General Electives

3

Total

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

MusPerf 5018

Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Piano

0

Music 275

Keyboard Performance Repertoire I

2

Music 434

Piano Pedagogy III

3

Music History Elective – Choose one history elective:

3

Music 308

Selected Topics in Music History and Literature: (Subtitle)

Music 311

Music of the Baroque Era

Music 312

Music of the Classic Era

Music 313

Music of the Romantic Era

Music 314

Music Since 1900

Music Theory Elective – Choose one music theory elective:

3

Music 220

Introduction to Computers and Music

Music 327

Analog and Digital Synthesis I

Music 328

Digital Synthesis and Systems II

Music 323

Instrumentation

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

Core Curriculum

4

Total

17

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

Music 261

Piano Ensemble

1

Music 435

Piano Pedagogy IV

3

Music 276

Keyboard Performance Repertoire II

2

MusPerf 5018

Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Piano

0

Music 660

Senior Recital: (Subtitle)

2

Music or General Electives

1

Core Curriculum

4

Total

14

PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT: VOICE

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 311

Lessons in Voice (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 1 or 1016

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 244

Basic Diction in Singing (even years)

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum

6

Music or General Electives

3

Total

17

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf  311

Lessons in Voice (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 001 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music  44, 52, or 56

Choir (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 245

Italian Diction in Singing (odd years)

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

18

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 311

Lessons in Voice (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 244

Basic Diction in Singing (even years)

1

or

Music 246

German Diction in Singing (odd years)

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Foreign Language3 (4 cr/sem)

4

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 311

Lessons in Voice (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 245

Italian Diction in Singing (odd years)

1

or

Music 247

French Diction in Singing (even years)

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (4 cr/sem)

4

Total

18

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 411

Lessons in Voice (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 246

German Diction in Singing (odd years)

1

Music 377

Song Literature (even years)

2

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Total

14-17

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 411

Lessons in Voice (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir (1 cr./sem)

1

Music 247

French Diction in Singing (even years)

1

Music 446

Vocal Pedagogy (odd years)

2

Music 457 or 458

Opera Theatre/Apprenticeship

1

Music 659

Junior Recital (Optional)

0

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Core Curriculum

3

Music or General Electives

3

Total

13-16

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 411

Lessons in Voice (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 377

Song Literature (even years)

2

Choose one theory elective:

3

Music 220

Introduction to Computers and Music

Music 327

Analog and Digital Synthesis I

Music 328

Digital Synthesis and Systems II

Music  321

Counterpoint

Music 323

Instrumentation

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

Music Electives

3

Core Curriculum

6

Total

15-17

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 411

Lessons in Voice (plus Voice Lab Master Class)

2

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 446

Vocal Pedagogy (odd years)

2

Music  457 or 458

Opera Theatre or Opera Apprenticeship

1

Music 660

Senior Recital: (Subtitle)

2

Music Electives

3

Music or General Electives

2

Core Curriculum

4

Total

15-17

PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT: GUITAR

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx (346, 347, 348, or 349)

Lessons in Guitar – Classical, Finger-Style, Jazz, or Flamenco: (Subtitle)  (2 cr/sem)
Two styles must be taken for each sem of freshman and sophomore years.

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music 274 or 271

Guitar Repertoire and Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble (6 sems at 1 cr/sem)

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

General Electives

2

Core Curriculum

6

Total

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx (346, 347, 348, or 349)

Lessons in Guitar – Classical, Finger-Style, Jazz, or Flamenco: (Subtitle)

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Piano

1

Music 274 or 271

Guitar Repertoire and Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music or General Electives

2

Core Curriculum

6

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx (346, 347, 348, or 349)

Lessons in Guitar – Classical, Finger-Style, Jazz, or Flamenco: (Subtitle)

2

MusPerf 1xx (146, 147, 148, or 149)

2nd Style Guitar

1

Music 274 or 271

Guitar Repertoire and Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (4 cr/sem)

4

Total

18

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx (346, 347, 348, or 349)

Lessons in Guitar – Classical, Finger-Style, Jazz, or Flamenco: (Subtitle)

2

MusPerf 1xx (146, 147, 148, or 149)

2nd Style Guitar

1

Music 274 or 271

Guitar Repertoire and Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music  212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (4 cr/sem)

4

Total

17

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 4xx (446, 447, 448, or 449)

Lessons in Guitar – Classical, Finger-Style, Jazz, or Flamenco: (Subtitle)

2

MusPerf 1xx (146, 147, 148, or 149)

2nd Style Guitar

1

Music 274 or 271

Guitar Repertoire and Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Mus Ed 385

Guitar Pedagogy

1

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

5

Foreign Language3 (3 cr./sem)

3

Total

16

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 4xx (446, 447, 448, or 449)

Lessons in Guitar – Classical, Finger-Style, Jazz, or Flamenco: (Subtitle)

2

MusPerf 1xx (146, 147, 148, or 149)

2nd Style Guitar

1

Music 274 or 271

Guitar Repertoire and Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Music 659

Junior Recital

0

Mus Ed 385

Guitar Pedagogy

1

Choose one history elective:

3

Music 308

Selected Topics in History and Literature

Music 311

Music of the Baroque Era

Music 312

Music of the Classic Era

Music 313

Music of the Romantic Era

Music 314

Music Since 1900

Music 309

American Folk and Popular Music (2 cr)

Music 611

Music of the Medieval Era

Music 612

Music of the Renaissance and Early Modern Era

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Foreign Language3 (3 cr/sem)

3

Total

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 4xx (446, 447, 448, or 449)

Lessons in Guitar – Classical, Finger-Style, Jazz, or Flamenco: (Subtitle)

2

Music xxx

Guitar Repertoire and Ensemble

1-2

Music 353

Conducting

2

Choose one theory elective:

3

Music 321

Counterpoint

Music 323

Instrumentation

Music 220

Introduction to Computers and Music

Music 327

Analog and Digital Synthesis I

Music 328

Digital Synthesis and Systems II

Music 680

Special Studies in Music: (Subtitle)

Core Curriculum and Electives

7

Total

15-16

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 4xx (446, 447, 448, or 449)

Lessons in Guitar – Classical, Finger-Style, Jazz, or Flamenco: (Subtitle)

2

Music xxx

Guitar Repertoire and Ensemble

1-2

Music 660

Senior Recital: (Subtitle)

2

Music or General Electives

7

Core Curriculum

3

Total

15-16

PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT: MULTIPLE WOODWINDS

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra (1cr/sem)

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

Electives or Core Curriculum

9

Total

16

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Electives or Core Curriculum

9

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Secondary Instrument

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

6

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Secondary Instrument

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

6

Total

16

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Secondary Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Tertiary Instrument

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 265 or 271

Chamber or Jazz Ensemble (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Music 321

Counterpoint

3

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

4

Total

18

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Secondary Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Tertiary Instrument

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 265 or 271

Chamber or Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 659

Junior Recital

0

Music 354

Instrumental Conducting

2

One of the following history electives:

3

Music 308

Selected Topics in Music History and Literature: (Subtitle)

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

Music 311

Music of the Baroque Era

Music 312

Music of the Classic Era

Music 313

Music of the Romantic Era

Music 314

Music Since 1900

Music 611

Music of the Medieval Era

Music 612

Music of the Renaissance and Early Modern Era

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

6

Total

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Secondary Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Tertiary Instrument

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 265 or 271

Chamber or Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 660

Senior Recital (Secondary Instrument)

1

Music Electives

2

Core Curriculum and Electives

6

Total

15

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Secondary Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Tertiary Instrument

1

Music 30, 40, 42, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 660

Senior Recital (Principal Instrument)

2

Choose one theory elective:

3

Music 323

Instrumentation

or

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

Core Curriculum and Electives

4

Total

14

1 Winds, Brass, Percussion, Strings, and Guitar: Depending upon audition results, students may enroll in MusPerf 1 (Fundamentals of Piano) for up to 2 semesters or until they can pass a satisfactory piano audition through the piano faculty. Credit toward degree will not be counted. Students must take 2 semesters of MusPerf Piano at 100 level.

2 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 cr.

3 Foreign Language: The four-semester foreign language requirement may be fulfilled by the study of one, two, or three different languages (6 cr must be at 200 level or above).

4 Organ: Check with department for availability.

5 Piano: See Performance Organization Requirement Chart.

6 Voice: Depending upon audition results, students may be required to enroll in MusPerf 1 (Piano Fundamentals) for up to 2 sem or until they can pass a satisfactory piano audition through the Piano faculty. Credit toward degree will not be counted. Students must take 4 semesters of MusPerf Piano at 101 level.

7 Collaborative Piano-Vocal and Piano Pedagogy: Once accepted into this program, students become pre-majors until they successfully complete the first two years of required courses for the Collaborative Piano-Vocal track or the Piano Pedagogy track, and maintain a 3.00 GPA in those courses. At that point, their academic and artistic growth is reviewed for official entry into the track by the program faculty. The jury at the end of the fourth semester of study will determine whether the student meets the artistic standard necessary to officially enter either the Collaborative Piano-Vocal Program or Piano Pedagogy Program. The Piano Faculty will listen to the jury and determine a letter grade based on the performance. The student must receive an average grade of B to continue in the program.

8 Lab Master Class: 8 semesters at 0 credit is required as part of your individual lesson obligation.

JAZZ STUDIES

Admittance to the Jazz Studies Program. Students wishing to pursue a Jazz Studies major should declare their intention at the time of application to the Music Department, indicating Jazz Studies. Students must pass an entrance audition, which will include both traditional and jazz material, in order to be admitted to the program. For the jazz portion of the audition, students will be asked to perform the following: (1) an improvisation based on the twelve-measure blues progression, (2) an improvisation based on a standard song form, (3) an improvisation on material of the student’s choosing, and (4) a notated melodic line to be played with jazz rhythmic inflections (this will be provided by the Jazz Studies faculty).

Required Theory/Composition Background. Jazz Studies majors are required to take all required core Music Theory courses. Students must begin with Music 123 and 127 (Theory Level I), or they may be required to take the preparatory Music 1, Theory Fundamentals, as determined by the Theory Placement Exam. A grade of B- or better is required in Music 1 before a student may advance to Theory Level I courses. While enrolled in Theory Level II courses, students accepted into the program will take a written theory placement exam. This exam will determine if the student is required to take the preparatory Jazz Fundamentals, Music 206, course.

Required Piano Proficiency. Upon entry into the program, all Jazz Studies students must audition on piano. Piano Proficiency will be assessed at either the 100 or 200 level. Those placed at the 100 level must take a minimum of two semesters of piano at the MusPerf 100 level, or the equivalent, to meet the Piano Proficiency requirement. Depending on audition results, a student may be required to enroll in MusPerf 1, Fundamentals of Piano, for up to two semesters or until he/she receives a final grade of B or better, before advancing to piano at the MusPerf 100 level. Deficiencies are made up without credit.

Performance Organization Requirement. A minimum of four semesters of any approved music ensemble is required. In addition, all Jazz Studies majors are required to take four semesters of Jazz Ensemble.

Studio Instruction Requirements. All Jazz Studies majors are required to take four semesters of traditional studio instruction and four semesters of jazz studio instruction on their principal instrument. The traditional studio instruction will be at the 300 level; jazz studio instruction will be two semesters at the 300 level and two semesters at the 400 level.

Graduation Requirement - Senior Recital. Completion of a BFA in Jazz Studies requires the student to register for Senior Recital in the semester he/she intends to graduate. Registering for Senior Recital stipulates a public recital lasting a minimum of one hour in duration. The program for this recital must include at least two original jazz compositions by the student.

Required Music Courses. The following music courses are required.

Music Performance Courses. 8 cr. See Performance Organization Requirement above.

Studio Instrument Lessons. 16 cr. See Studio Instruction Requirements above.

Piano. 2 cr. See Required Piano Proficiency above.

Music Theory. 20 cr.

Music History. 12 cr.

Jazz Studies. 20 cr.

Senior Recital. 2 cr. See Graduation Requirement - Senior Recital above.

General Music Electives. 5 cr.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.

University Requirements. 30 cr.

Peck School of the Arts Courses. 12 cr.

University Electives. 3 cr.

Foreign Language Requirement. Six credits at the 200 level are required.

JAZZ STUDIES CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Studio Instrument (Tradition)

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music xxx2

Performing Organization

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1063

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

8

Total

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Studio Instrument (Tradition)

2

MusPerf 1 or 1011

Fundamentals of Piano or Lessons in Piano

1

Music xxx2

Performing Organization

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1073

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

8

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Studio Instrument (Traditional)

2

Music xxx2

Performance Organization

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 1073

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

6

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Studio Instrument (Traditional)

2

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 1073

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

7

Total

16

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Studio Instrument (Jazz)

2

Music 271

Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 302

Jazz Theory I

2

Music 330

Improvisation I

1

Music 323

Instrumentation

3

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Music 1073

Music Convocation

0

Total

15

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 3xx

Studio Instrument (Jazz)

2

Music 271

Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 306

Jazz Theory II

2

Music 303

Jazz History

3

Music 331

Improvisation II

1

Music 402

Jazz Combo

2

Music 1073

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives

6

Total

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Studio Instrument (Jazz)

2

Music 271

Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 304

Jazz Arranging

3

Music 404

Improvisation III

1

Music 402

Jazz Combo

2

Core Curriculum and Electives

9

Total

18

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 4xx

Studio Instrument (Jazz)

2

Music 271

Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 660

Senior Recital: (Subtitled)  (Principal Instrument)

2

Music 402

Jazz Combo

2

Music 405

Improvisation IV

1

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

Core Curriculum and Electives

6

Total

17

1 Piano Requirements: Depending upon audition results, students may be required to enroll in MusPerf 1, Fundamentals of Piano, for up to two semesters or until they can pass a satisfactory piano audition through the Piano faculty. Credit toward the degree will not be counted. Students must take two semesters of MusPerf Piano at the 100 level.

2 Performing Organization. Four semesters minimum are required from an approved ensemble: University Band, Wind Ensemble, Choir, or Orchestra. In addition, all Jazz Studies majors are required to take four semesters of Jazz Ensemble.

3 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards the overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if student’s course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 credits.


MUSIC EDUCATION (BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH TEACHER CERTIFICATION)


A student wishing to enroll in a Music Education course of study must demonstrate high musical skills at the admission auditions. In addition, he or she must possess a strong desire to help students discover the joys and challenges of music. Five submajors are possible: instrumental, instrumental/general music, choral, choral/general music, and general music. Instrumentalists may major in the instrumental, instrumental/general music, or general music programs. Vocalists, pianists, and guitarists should follow the choral, choral/general music, or general music programs. During the first semester of enrollment, the student must schedule an interview with the Music Education advisor.

Human Relations Requirement. See School of Education, Curriculum for Teacher Education Programs.

Certification. The Music Department course of study prepares students for recommendation for certification by the State Department of Public Instruction to teach and supervise music Early Childhood - Adolescence (EC-A or Wide Range = Birth to Age 21).

A student wishing certification must successfully audition and apply for admission to the Peck School of the Arts Teacher Certification Program by the beginning of the junior year. Following admission to the Music Education Program (see admission requirements), and successful completion of the specified Music Education course of studies, a student seeking recommendation for teacher certification must successfully fulfill the following requirements:

1. Fulfill all degree requirements;

2. Successfully complete student teaching;

3. Achieve at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA;

4. Fulfill the Field Experience Requirement;

5. Pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST);

6. Pass the Praxis II Music Content Exam;

7. Demonstrate teaching competency in their area of expertise through the use of a teaching portfolio (see explanation under Special Core Curriculum Requirements); and

8. Show personal qualities giving promise of success as a teacher of music and as a leader in music activities.

Special Core Curriculum Requirements. The following requirements can be met with courses which apply to the Core Curriculum.

English Proficiency. See The Arts Core Curriculum for details.

Communication Competency. Students must satisfactorily complete Communication 101 or 103. The communication abilities of a student remain under constant review as a selective factor for retention in teacher certification programs.

Developmental Reading. Either CurrIns 343 or 545 will fulfill the developmental reading requirement.

Exceptional Education. State law requires 3 credits or the equivalent in study designed to inform the student of the special needs of physically and mentally handicapped children. This requirement can be met by the completion of ExcEduc 531, 3 credits; ExcEduc 605, 3 credits; or ExcEduc 300, 3 credits; combined with the required Mus Ed courses 350, 450, 477, 478, and 479; and one of the following: 460, 461, 462, or 463.

Educational Psychology. Ed Psy 330 fulfills this requirement.

Music Education Core Courses Required of All Music Education Majors with the exception of Instrumental only and Choral only certification majors (see note below); 17 cr: Student Teaching (Mus Ed 477 and 478), Seminar in Student Teaching (Mus Ed 479), Intro to Music Education (Mus Ed 350), Field Experience (Mus Ed 450), Teaching Elementary General Music (Mus Ed 460), and Teaching Secondary General Music (Mus Ed 461) are required.

Recital Requirement. Music Education students are required to perform a one-half hour recital as part of their private lesson requirement.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC or CHORAL MUSIC CERTIFICATION ONLY (limited employment possibilities, not recommended). 5 cr. Music Electives required to replace Mus Ed 460 and Mus Ed 461.

Teaching Portfolio

The Music Education Area and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction require that students compile a developmental teaching portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in their area of expertise. The portfolio will be compiled as a part of their major music methods and field experience requirements. Evidence of teaching proficiency must include:

1. Record of PPST passing scores;

2. Transcript demonstrating 2.75 GPA;

3. Copy of current resume;

4. Lesson plans written and taught in music methods courses and student teaching;

5. Statement of teaching and learning philosophy;

6. Examples of audio and video recordings from student performances as a conductor or performer;

7. Written evaluations from cooperating teachers, university supervising teachers, and methods class instructors; and

8. Artifacts and self-evaluations based upon microteaching and student teaching experiences.


MUSIC EDUCATION - INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (WIND AND PERCUSSION) EC-A PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Music Performance Courses, 7 cr. Seven semesters on principal instrument at 200 (or higher) level. Master classes are available as electives but may not substitute for performance credit.

Orchestra or Band, 7 cr. One credit per semester maximum. For more information, see Performance Organization requirement.

Fundamentals of Instruments, 11 cr. Student takes every instrument listed except his or her principal performance instrument.

MusPerf 1

Piano (2 sem)

2

Music 140

Voice

1

MusPerf 21

Flute

1

MusPerf 22

Oboe

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 25

Bassoon

1

MusPerf 23

Clarinet

1

MusPerf 24

Saxophone

1

MusPerf 31

Horn

1

MusPerf 32

Trumpet

1

MusPerf 33

Trombone

1

MusPerf 41

Violin

1

MusPerf 51

Percussion

1


Instrumental Music Education, 5 cr.
Mus Ed 451, 452, and 463 required. Admission into Teacher Certification Program, Peck School of the Arts, required.

Music Theory, 20 cr. Core plus Music 230, Form Analysis; Music 323, Instrumentation; and Music 421, Materials of Contemporary Music.

Music History, 14 cr. Core plus Music 309, American Folk and Popular Music; and Music 310, Introduction to World Musics.

Conducting, 4 cr. Music 353 and 354.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.


MUSIC EDUCATION - INSTRUMENTAL (WIND AND PERCUSSION) EC-A CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1

Fundamentals of Piano

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1061

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music 140

Class Voice Level I

1

MusPerf 1

Fundamentals of Piano

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

17

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 41

Fundamentals of Violin

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

General Elective

3

Music Elective

1

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 212

Fundamentals of Flute

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 309

American Folk and Popular Music

2

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Mus Ed 350

Introduction to Teaching Music

1

Core Curriculum

6

Total

 

18

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 23

Fundamentals of Clarinet

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

MusPerf 32

Fundamentals of Trumpet or Cornet

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Ed PSy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

ExcEduc 300, 531, or 605

Exceptional Education

3

Total

 

18

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 24

Fundamentals of Saxophone

1

MusPerf 31

Fundamentals of French Horn

1

Music 354

Instrumental Conducting

2

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Mus Ed 450

Field Experience in Music Education

1

Mus Ed 451

Teaching Instrumental Music: Elementary and Middle Levels

2

Mus Ed 452

String Pedagogy

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Music Elective

2

Total

 

18

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 33

Fundamentals of Trombone

1

MusPerf 51

Fundamentals of Percussion

1

Mus Ed 463

Teaching Instrumental Music: Secondary

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 323

Instrumentation

3

MusPerf 25

Fundamentals of Bassoon

1

CurrIns 343 or 545

Education Core

3

Music Elective

2

Total

 

15

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

Mus Ed 477

Student Teaching in Music – Elementary Level

4

Mus Ed 478

Student Teaching in Music – Secondary Level

5

Mus Ed 479

Seminar in Student Teaching

1

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

13

1 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 cr.

2 Students do not take fundamentals courses for their own principal instruments.


MUSIC EDUCATION - INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (STRINGS) EC-A PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Music Performance Courses, 7 cr. Seven semesters on principal instrument at 200 (or higher) level. Master classes are available as electives, but may not substitute for performance credit.

Orchestra, 7 cr. One credit per semester maximum. For more information, see Music, Performance Organization Requirement.

Fundamentals of Instruments, 11 cr. Student takes every instrument listed except his or her principal performance instrument.

MusPerf 1

Piano (2 sem)

2

Music 140

Voice

1

MusPerf 21

Flute

1

MusPerf 23

Clarinet

1

MusPerf 32

Trumpet

1

MusPerf 33

Trombone

1

MusPerf 41

Violin

1

MusPerf 42

Viola

1

MusPerf 43

Cello

1

MusPerf 44

Bass

1

MusPerf 51

Percussion

1

MusPerf xx

Music Elective

1

Instrumental Music Education, 5 cr. Mus Ed 451, 452, and 463 required. Admission into Teacher Certification Program, Peck School of the Arts, required.

Music Theory, 20 cr. Core plus Music 230, Form Analysis; Music 323, Instrumentation; and Music 421, Materials of Contemporary Music.

Music History, 14 cr. Core plus Music 309, American Folk and Popular Music; and Music 310, Introduction to World Musics.

Conducting, 4 cr. Music 353 and 354.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.

MUSIC EDUCATION - INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (STRINGS) EC-A CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1

Fundamentals of Piano

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1061

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music 140

Class Voice Level I

1

MusPerf 1

Fundamentals of Piano

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1071

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

17

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 412

Fundamentals of Violin

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 1071

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

MusPerf xx

Fundamentals Elective

1

General Elective

3

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 21

Fundamentals of Flute

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 309

American Folk and Popular Music

2

Mus ED 350

Introduction to Teaching Music

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

6

Total

 

18

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 23

Fundamentals of Clarinet

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

MusPerf 32

Fundamentals of Trumpet

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

ExcEduc 300, 531, or 605

Exceptional Education

3

Total

 

18

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 43

Fundamentals of Cello

1

Music 354

Instrumental Conducting

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Mus Ed 452

String Pedagogy

1

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Mus Ed 450

Field Experience in Music Education

1

Mus Ed 451

Teaching Instrumental Music: Elementary and Middle Levels

2

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Music Elective

2

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 51

Fundamentals of Percussion

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

MusPerf 42

Fundamentals of Viola

1

Mus Ed 463

Teaching Instrumental Music: Secondary

2

Music 323

Instrumentation

3

MusPerf 44

Fundamentals of Double Bass

1

CurrIns 343 or 545

Education Core

3

Music Elective

3

Total

 

16

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

Mus Ed 477

Student Teaching in Music – Elementary Level

4

Mus Ed 478

Student Teaching in Music – Secondary Level

5

Mus Ed 479

Seminar in Student Teaching

1

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

13

1 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 cr.

2 Students do not take fundamentals courses for their own principal instruments.

MUSIC EDUCATION - INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (WIND AND PERCUSSION) EC-A WITH GENERAL MUSIC EC-A PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Music Performance Courses, 7 cr. Seven semesters on principal instrument at 2xx (or higher) level. Master classes are available as electives, but may not substitute for performance credit.

Orchestra or Band, 7 cr. One credit per semester maximum. For more information, see Performance Organization requirement.

Fundamentals of Instruments, 11 cr. Student takes every instrument listed except his or her principal performance instrument.

MusPerf 1

Piano (2 sem)

2

Music 140

Voice

1

MusPerf 21

Flute

1

MusPerf 22

Oboe

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 25

Bassoon

1

MusPerf 23

Clarinet

1

MusPerf 24

Saxophone

1

MusPerf 31

Horn

1

MusPerf 32

Trumpet

1

MusPerf 33

Trombone

1

MusPerf 41

Violin

1

MusPerf 51

Percussion

1


Instrumental Music Education, 5 cr. Mus Ed 451, 452, and 463 required. Admission into Teacher Certification Program, Peck School of the Arts, required.

Music Theory, 20 cr. Core plus Music 230, Form Analysis; Music 323, Instrumentation; and Music 421, Materials of Contemporary Music.

Music History, 12 cr. Core plus Music 310, Introduction to World Musics.

Conducting, 4 cr. Music 353 and 354.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during the freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.


MUSIC EDUCATION - INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EC-A (WIND AND PERCUSSION) WITH GENERAL MUSIC EC-A CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1

Fundamentals of Piano

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

MusPerf 41

Fundamentals of Violin

1

MusPerf 51

Fundamentals of Percussion

1

Music 1061

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

17

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music 140

Class Voice Level I

1

MusPerf 1

Fundamentals of Piano

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

17

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 332

Fundamentals of Trombone

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

General Elective

3

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 21

Fundamentals of Flute

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Mus Ed 350

Introduction to Teaching Music

1

Mus Ed 452

String Pedagogy

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

6

Total

 

17

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 23

Fundamentals of Clarinet

1

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

MusPerf 32

Fundamentals of Trumpet or Cornet

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

ExcEduc 300, 531, or 605

Exceptional Education

3

Total

 

18

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 31

Fundamentals of French Horn

1

MusPerf 24

Fundamentals of Saxophone

1

MusPerf 25

Fundamentals of Bassoon

1

Music 354

Instrumental Conducting

2

Music 40

Symphony Band

1

Music 309

American Folk and Popular Music

2

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Mus Ed 450

Field Experience in Music Education

1

Mus Ed 451

Teaching Instrumental Music: Elementary and Middle Levels

2

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

18

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Mus Ed 460

Teaching Elementary General Music

3

Mu sEd 463

Teaching Instrumental Music: Secondary

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 323

Instrumentation

3

Mus Ed 461

Teaching Secondary General Music

2

CurrIns 343 or 545

Education Core

3

Total

 

15

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

Mus Ed 477

Student Teaching in Music – Elementary Level

4

Mus Ed 478

Student Teaching in Music – Secondary Level

5

Mus Ed 479

Seminar in Student Teaching

1

General Elective

3

Total

 

13

1 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 cr.

2 Students do not take fundamentals courses for their own principal instruments.

MUSIC EDUCATION - INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EC-A (STRINGS) WITH GENERAL MUSIC EC-A PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Music Performance Courses, 7 cr. Seven semesters on principal instrument at 200 (or higher) level. Master classes are available as electives, but may not substitute for performance credit.

Orchestra, 7 cr. One credit per semester maximum. For more information, see Music, Performance Organization Requirement.

Fundamentals of Instruments, 11 cr. Student takes every instrument listed except his or her principal performance instrument.

MusPerf 1

Piano (2 sem)

2

Music 140

Voice

1

MusPerf 21

Flute

1

MusPerf 23

Clarinet

1

MusPerf 32

Trumpet

1

MusPerf 41

Violin

1

MusPerf 42

Viola

1

MusPerf 43

Cello

1

MusPerf 44

Bass

1

MusPerf 51

Percussion

1

MusPerf xx

Music Elective

1

Instrumental Music Education, 5 cr. Mus Ed 451, 452, and 463 required. Admission into Teacher Certification Program, Peck School of the Arts, required.

Music Theory, 20 cr. Core plus Music 230, Form Analysis; Music 323, Instrumentation; and Music 421, Materials of Contemporary Music.

Music History, 12 cr.. Core plus Music 310, Introduction to World Musics.

Conducting, 4 cr.. Music 353 and 354.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirement.


MUSIC EDUCATION - INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EC-A (STRINGS) WITH GENERAL MUSIC EC-A CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1

Fundamentals of Piano

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1061

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music 140

Class Voice Level I

1

MusPerf 1

Fundamentals of Piano

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

17

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 412

Fundamentals of Violin

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

General Elective

3

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 21

Fundamentals of Flute

1

MusPerf 44 Fundamentals of Double Bass
1
     

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 309

American Folk and Popular Music

2

Mus Ed 350

Introduction to Teaching Music

1

MusPerf xx

Fundamentals Elective

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

6

Total

 

20

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 23

Fundamentals of Clarinet

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

MusPerf 32

Fundamentals of Trumpet

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

ExcEduc 300, 531,
or 605

Exceptional Education

3

Total

 

18

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 43

Fundamentals of Cello

1

Music 354

Instrumental Conducting

2

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

Music 309

American Folk and Popular Music

2

Mus Ed 452

String Pedagogy

1

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Mus Ed 450

Field Experience in Music Education

1

Mus Ed 451

Teaching Instrumental Music: Elementary and Middle Levels

2

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music 182

Symphony Orchestra

1

MusPerf 42

Fundamentals of Viola

1

Mus Ed 463

Teaching Instrumental Music: Secondary

2

Mus Ed 460

Teaching Elementary General Music

3

Music 323

Instrumentation

3

Mus Ed 461

Teaching Secondary General Music

2

Currins 343 or 545

Education Core

3

Total

 

16

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

Mus Ed 477

Student Teaching in Music – Elementary Level

4

Mus Ed 478

Student Teaching in Music – Secondary Level

5

Mus Ed 479

Seminar in Student Teaching

1

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

13

1 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 cr.

2 Students do not take fundamentals courses for their own principal instruments.

MUSIC EDUCATION - CHORAL MUSIC EC-A PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Music Performance Courses, 13 cr.

  • Singers: 7 cr of Voice (7 sem of MusPerf 211 or higher) and 6 cr of Piano (6 semesters of piano to include: MusPerf 1 and 101, and Mus Ed 331 and 332).

  • Pianists: 7 cr of Piano (7 semesters of MusPerf 201 or higher) and 6 cr of Voice (6 sem of MusPerf 111 or higher).

Lab Master Class required of all enrolled in voice courses. Master Class in piano may not substitute for the above piano courses.

Concert Chorale, University Choir, or Women's Chorus, 7 cr. One cr maximum per semester is allowed toward graduation. At least four semesters should be in an SATB ensemble.

Choral Music Education, 4 cr. Core plus Mus Ed 462, Secondary Choral Methods, and Music 415, Choral Literature and Rehearsal Techniques. Admission into Teacher Certification Program, Peck School of the Arts, required.

Music Theory, 20 cr. Core plus Music 421, Materials of Contemporary Music, and 3-cr theory elective.

Music History and Literature, 14 cr. Core plus Music 309, American Folk and Popular Music, and 310, Introduction to World Musics.

Conducting, 4 cr. Music 353 and 357.

Pedagogy and Diction, 4 cr. Mus Ed 249 and Music 446.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.

Music Electives, 7 cr.

MUSIC EDUCATION - CHORAL MUSIC EC-A CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

 

 

Music 123 Aural Theory I
1
   
Music 127 Materials of Theory I
2
   

Music 1061

Foundations of Music

0

   
Core Curriculum  
9
   

Total

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56 Choir
1
   
Music 124 Aural Theory II
1
   
Music 128 Materials of Theory II
3
   

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

   

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

16

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56 Choir
1
   
Mus Ed 249 Diction Survey
2
   
Music 211 General History of Western Music I
3
   
Music 225 Materials Theory III
3
   
Music 226 Aural Theory III
1
   
Music 310 Introduction to World Musics
3
     

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

General Elective

3

Total

18

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 309 American Folk and Popular Music
2
   
Mus Ed 350 Introduction to Teaching Music
1
   

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

6

Total

 

18

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 353 Conducting
2
   
Music 307 General History of Western Music III
3
   

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

ExcEduc 300, 531,
or 605

Exceptional Education

3

Music Elective  
2
   

Total

 

16

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 357

Choral Conducting

2

Music 446

Vocal Pedagogy

2

Mus Ed 450 Field Experience in Music Education
1
   
Mus Ed 462 Teaching Secondary Choral Music
2
   

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Music Elective
3
 

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

16

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 660

Senior Recital (Voice Only)

0

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 415

Choral Literature Survey

2

Theory Elective2

 

3

CurrIns 343 or 545

Education Core

3

Music 421 Materials of Contemporary Music
3
   
Core Curriculum  
3
   
Music Elective  
2
   

Total

 

18

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

Mus Ed 477

Student Teaching in Music – Elementary Level

4

Mus Ed 478

Student Teaching in Music – Secondary Level

5

Mus Ed 479

Seminar in Student Teaching

1

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

13

1 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 cr.

2 Depending upon jury sight singing results, Music 326, Advanced Aural Theory, may be required as a theory elective.

MUSIC EDUCATION - CHORAL MUSIC EC-A WITH GENERAL MUSIC EC-A CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Music Performance Courses, 13 cr.

  • Singers: 7 cr of Voice (7 sem of MusPerf 211 or higher) and 6 cr of Piano (6 semesters of piano to include: MusPerf 1 and 101, and Mus Ed 331 and 332).

  • Pianists: 7 cr of Piano (7 semesters of MusPerf 201 or higher) and 6 cr of Voice (6 sem of MusPerf 111 or higher).

Lab Master Class required of all enrolled in voice courses. Master Class in piano may not substitute for the above piano courses.

Concert Chorale, University Choir, or Women's Chorus, 7 cr. One cr maximum per semester is allowed toward graduation. Four semesters should be in an SATB ensemble.

Choral Music Education, 6 cr. Core plus Mus Ed 462, Secondary Choral Methods; Music 415, Choral Literature and Rehearsal Techniques; Mus Ed 351, Music Instrument Lab. Admission into Teacher Certification Program, Peck School of the Arts, required.

Music Theory, 20 cr. Core plus Music 421, Materials of Contemporary Music.

Music History and Literature, 14 cr. Core plus Music 310, Introduction to World Musics, and Music 309, American Folk and Popular Music.

Conducting, 4 cr. Music 353 and 357.

Pedagogy and Diction, 4 cr. Mus Ed 249 and Music 446.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.

Music Electives, 2 cr.

MUSIC EDUCATION - CHORAL MUSIC EC-A WITH GENERAL MUSIC EC-A CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44,52, or 56

Choir

1

 

 

Music 123 Aural Theory I
1
   
Music 127 Materials of Theory I
2
   

Music 1061

Foundations of Music

0

   
Core Curriculum  
9
   

Total

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56 Choir
1
   
Music 124 Aural Theory II
1
   
Music 128 Materials of Theory II
3
   

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

   

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

16

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56 Choir
1
   
Mus Ed 249 Diction Survey
2
   
Music 211 General History of Western Music I
3
   
Music 225 Materials Theory III
3
   
Music 226 Aural Theory III
1
   

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

Total

18

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

   

Mus Ed 350

Introduction to Teaching Music

1

Core Curriculum

6

Total

 

16

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 353 Conducting
2
   
Music 307 General History of Western Music III
3
   

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

Music 310

Teaching World Musics

3

Music 421 Materials of Contemporary Music
3
   

Total

 

17

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 111

Lessons in Voice

 

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 309

American Folk and Popular Music

2

Music 357

Choral Conducting

2

Mus Ed 450 Field Experience in Music Education
1
   
Mus Ed 462 Teaching Secondary Choral Music
2
   

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

   
Music 446 Vocal Pedagogy
2
   

Music Theory Elective2

 

3

 

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

18

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 201

Lessons in Piano

1

or

 

 

MusPerf 211

Lessons in Voice (plus Master lab)

 

MusPerf 660

Senior Recital (Voice Only)

0

Music 44, 52, or 56

Choir

1

Music 415

Choral Literature Survey

2

Mus Ed 351

Music Instrument Lab

2

Mus Ed 460 Teaching Elementary Gneeral Music
2
   
Mus Ed 461 Teaching Secondary General Music
2
   

ExcEduc 300, 531,
or 605

Exceptional Education

3

CurrIns 343 or 545 Education Core
3

Total

 

16

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

Mus Ed 477

Student Teaching in Music – Elementary Level

4

Mus Ed 478

Student Teaching in Music – Secondary Level

5

Mus Ed 479

Seminar in Student Teaching

1

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

13

1 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 cr.

2 Depending upon jury sight singing results, Music 326, Advanced Aural Theory, may be required as a theory elective.

MUSIC EDUCATION - GENERAL MUSIC EC-A PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Music Performance Courses, 11-15 cr.

  • Singers, 7 cr of Voice (7 semesters of MusPerf 211 or higher, principal instrument), and 4 cr of Piano (4 semesters of piano to include: MusPerf 1, 101, Mus Ed 331 and 332).
  • Pianists, 7 cr of Piano (7 semesters of MusPerf 201 or higher) and 4 cr of Voice (MusPerf 111 or higher).

  • String, Wind, Guitar, or Percussion principals take 7 cr of their principal performance instrument at the 200 level or higher (7 semesters) and 4 cr of Voice (Music 140, MusPerf 111 or higher) and 4 cr of Piano (4 semesters of MusPerf 101 or higher).

Performance Organization, 7 cr. Vocalists and pianists take 7 semesters of any choral organization. Instrumentalists take 3 semesters of any choral organization and 4 semesters of any instrumental organization.

General Music Education, 4 cr. Music Education Core plus Mus Ed 351 and Mus Ed 458, Musicals and Choirs for Young Voices. Admission into Teacher Certification Program, Peck School of the Arts, required.

Guitar, 3 cr. Either Music 150 or 151. Guitar principal need not take guitar class.

Conducting, 2 cr. Music 353.

Vocal Pedagogy, 2 cr. Music 446.

Music Theory, 20 cr. Core plus Music 421, Materials of Contemporary Music, and 3-credit theory elective.

Music History and Literature, 14 cr. Core plus Music 309, American Folk and Popular Music, and 310, Introduction to World Musics.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.

Music Electives, 1-5 cr.

MUSIC EDUCATION - GENERAL MUSIC EC-A CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx1

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Non-principal Instrument

1

MusPerf xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx1

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Non-principal Instrument

1

Music 44 or 56

Choir

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

9

Total

 

16

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx1

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Non-principal Instrument

1

Music 44 or 56

Choir

1

Music 150 or 151

Beginning Guitar or Intermediate Guitar

3

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 225 Materials of Theory III
3
   

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 1072

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

3

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx1

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Non-principal Instrument

1

Music 44 or 56 Choir
1
     

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music 309

American Folk and Popular Music

2

Mus Ed 350

Introduction to Teaching Music

1

Core Curriculum

6

Total

 

18

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx1

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Non-principal Instrument

1

Music 44 or 56 Choir
1
     

Music 353

Conducting

2

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Ed Psy 330

Introduction to Learning and Development

3

Mus Ed 351

Music Instrument Lab

2

Total

 

16

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx1

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Lessons in Non-principal Instrument

1

Music 44 or 56 Choir
1
     

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Music 446

Vocal Pedagogy

2

ExcEduc 300, 531,
or 605

Exceptional Education

3

Mus Ed 450

Field Experience in Music Education

1

Mus Ed 458

Musicals and Choirs for Young Voices

2

Music Elective

 

1

General Elective

6

Total

 

18

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx1

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music 44 or 56 Choir
1
     

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

Mus Ed 460

Teaching Elementary General Music

3

Mus Ed 461

Teaching Secondary General Music

2

Music Elective

 

2

Theory Elective3

 

3

CurrIns 343 or 545

Education Core

3

Total

 

18

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

Mus Ed 477

Student Teaching in Music – Elementary Level

4

Mus Ed 478

Student Teaching in Music – Secondary Level

5

Mus Ed 479

Seminar in Student Teaching

1

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

13

1 All students taking voice lessons are required to enroll in Voice Lab Master Class (0 cr).

2 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 cr.

3 Depending upon jury sight singing results, Music 326, Advanced Aural Theory, may be required as a theory elective.


MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE


Required Music Courses. The following courses are required.

Music Performance Courses, 8 cr. A total of eight semesters of Performance Organization must be taken. Principal instrument studies and piano if required. Unless proficiency can be demonstrated through audition by the piano faculty, one to four semesters of piano at the 100 level are required. If non-principal piano is waived through audition, then the 8 credits must be taken in the principal instrument. Contact the area advisor or Music Department for information on proficiency exams.

Master Class. Up to 8 semesters at 0 cr per semester may be required or recommended as part of a student‰s lesson obligation but may not substitute for the Music Performance requirement.

Piano, 0-4 cr. Unless proficiency can be demonstrated through audition by the piano faculty, one to four semesters of piano at the 100 level are required. If a student is not ready for piano at the 100 level, however, he or she will be required to enroll first in MusPerf 1, Piano Fundamentals, for up to two semesters or until he or she receives a final grade of B or better.

Performance Organization, 8 cr. (1cr/semester). 4 cr in approved Performance Organization and 4 cr of Collegium Musicum. See Music, Performance Organization requirement.

Music Theory and History, 46 cr.

Collegium Musicum, 4 cr. See Music, Performance Organization requirements.

Music Electives, 6 cr.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Music, Recital and Convocation Requirements.

Special Core Curriculum Requirements. Foreign language: 6 semesters, 20 cr; History 101 and 102, 6 cr History courses will also fulfill the humanities distribution of the General Education Requirement. For remaining credit distribution, see The Arts Core Curriculum.

Electives in Related Fields, 12 cr. Three credits must be taken in an appropriate English composition course. For other permissible choices, see area advisor or Music Department.


MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

MusPerf xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 1061

Foundations of Music

0

   
Hist 101

History of Western Civilization

3

   

Foreign Language2

 

4

Core Curriculum

3

 

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Hist 101

History of Western Civilization

3

   

Foreign Language2

 

4

   

Core Curriculum

3

Total

 

16

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

or  

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

 

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 225 Materials of Theory III
3
   

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Foreign Language2

 

3

 

Core Curriculum and Related Fields

3

Total

16

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

or  

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

 

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Foreign Language2

 

3

Core Curriculum and Related Fields

6

Total

 

17

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

or  

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

 

Music 307 General History of Western Music III
3
     

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

Music 321

Counterpoint

3

Music 452

Collegium Musicum

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Foreign Language2

 

3

Core Curriculum and Related Fields
3
   

Total

 

17

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx1

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

or  

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

 

Music History Elective
3
   

Additional History Elective

3

or

 

 

Music 450

Introduction to Musicology

 

Music 452

Collegium Musicum

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Foreign Language2

 

3

Core Curriculum and Related Fields

6

Total

 

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music 421 Materials of Contemporary Music
3
     

Music History Elective

 

3

Music 452

Collegium Musicum

1

Core Curriculum, Electives, and Related Fields

9

Total

 

17

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music History Elective

 

3

Additional History Elective

3

or

 

Music 450 Introduction to Musicology
   
Music 452 Collegium Musicum
1
   
Core Curriculum, Electives, and Related Fields
8
   

Total

 

16

1 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): credit does not count towards overall degree total. University will assess one-credit fee if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 credits.

2 Foreign Language: 6 semesters, 20 cr.

MUSIC COMPOSITION AND TECHNOLOGY

Required Composition and Theory Background. All potential Composition majors must show evidence of compositional ability before acceptance to the program. Indicating intent on the Music Department audition form does not automatically place the student into the program. Each applicant must submit a portfolio (see below) of his/her previous compositional work to the Composition faculty. The portfolio acts as the equivalent of an audition. Prospective students seeking to enter this program must also be able to begin at the Music 123 and 127 level as determined by the Theory Placement Exam. Those students who do not meet this criterion may be advised to enter the program on a probationary basis, but must take Music 1, Theory Fundamentals, receive a final grade of B or better, and resubmit his/her Composition Portfolio before a final admission and placement decision is determined by the Music Composition Area.

Required Application Portfolio. The portfolio should contain the applicant’s best three to five representative works. At least one copy of a written score is required. The score may be of any ensemble configuration, from large ensemble to piano solo. Computer-generated scores are acceptable but not required. Copies of recordings in a CD or cassette format is expected. The compositions on the recordings may or may not be the same compositional scores submitted with your portfolio. Other possible formats for compositions are Standard MIDI File, a video of a composition’s performance, or sound track to a video work. This latter may be a collaborative work with video artist(s). Group compositions are not acceptable. There is no particular style requirement for applicants, nor is there is a duration requirement for his/her representative works. However, they must be complete works.

Required Piano Proficiency. Upon entry, all composers must audition on piano. Piano Proficiency will be assessed at either the 100 or 200 level. Those placed at the 100 level must take a minimum of six semesters of piano. All students entering at the 200 level must take four semesters of piano. Piano proficiency is satisfied by demonstrated ability to play works of moderate difficulty, such as Bach's Two-part Inventions, Bartok's Mikrokosmos Book IV, Schumann's "Kinderszenen," or Easy to Intermediate Classics. This level of proficiency successfully demonstrates completion of the Piano Proficiency requirement and must be met for the completion of the BFA. Depending on audition results, a student may be required to enroll in MusPerf 1, Fundamentals of Piano, for up to two semesters or until he/she receives a final grade of B or better, before advancing to 100-level Piano. Deficiencies are made up without credit.

A student who is deficient in any of the above may be admitted conditionally, but only after evaluation and approval by the Composition Area. Contact the Composition Area for further information.

Graduation Requirements. Completion of the BFA in Music Composition and Technology will require each student to compose a minimum of five compositions over the lifetime of their program. While a minimum of three works must be written for solo or small ensemble, and one work for solo electronic or combined electronic and acoustic instrument(s), one work may be for large ensemble (orchestra, chamber, wind symphony, or choir). Of the five works required, three works must be presented publicly, each a minimum of nine minutes in duration.

Senior Recital or Thesis Requirement. In the semester the student intends to graduate, he/she must either register for Senior Recital or Senior Thesis. Registering for Senior Recital stipulates a public recital of the student’s compositions lasting a minimum of one hour in duration. Registering for Senior Thesis requires the student to submit the following to the Composition Faculty: a final composition portfolio, which consists of the five required compositions, along with recordings (as available). Additionally, printed programs representing the public presentation of three works are required.

Peck School of the Arts Requirements. Music Composition and Technology majors must take a minimum of 3 credits in Film and 3 credits in Art when fulfilling their 12 credits in the Peck School of the Arts, outside of Music. Suggested courses are: Film 201, 202, or 203, Art 118, 228, or “Special Topics: Web or Multimedia” courses or subtitled workshops in the digital arts on the department level.

Foreign Language Requirements. Six credits at 200 level or above are required.

Performance Organization Requirements. A minimum of 7 credits of any approved music ensemble with a minimum of 2 credits in a combination of either the University Choir or Concert Chorale plus a minimum of 3 credits in a combination of either Contemporary Music Ensemble, or Beginning Percussion Ensemble. Other approved music ensembles are: University Band, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. Additional credits may be taken and/or serve as electives in Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, or Guitar Ensemble.

Required Music Courses

Music Performance Courses, 7 cr. See Performance Organization Requirements.

Piano, 6 cr. See Required Piano Proficiency.

Music Theory, 23 cr.

Music Technology, 12 cr.

Composition, 12 cr.

Music History, 14 cr.

Conducting, 2 cr.

Composition Colloquium, 8 sem. See Composition Colloquium,1 0 cr.

Senior Thesis or Senior Recital, 2 cr.

Music or General Electives, 5 cr.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year; and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.

MUSIC COMPOSITION AND TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

MusPerf xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

2

Music 220 Introduction to Computers and Music
3
   
MusPerf 361 Lessons in Composition
1
   

Music 1201

Composition Colloquium

0

   

Music 1062

Foundations of Music

0

Core Curriculum

4

PSOA Arts Electives  
3
   

Total

 

16

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 327

Analog and Digital Synthesis I

3

MusPerf 361 Lessons in Composition
1
   

Music 1201

Composition Colloquium

0

   

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

4

PSOA Arts Electives  
3
   

Total

 

17

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 328

Digital Synthesis and Systems II

3

Music 211 General History of Western Music I
3
   

MusPerf 361

Lessons in Composition

1

Music 1201

Composition Colloquium

0

   

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

4

Total

17

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 230 Form Analysis
3
     

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

MusPerf 361

Lessons in Composition

1

Music 1201

Composition Colloquium

0

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

PSOA Arts Electives

Film 201, 202, or 203

3

Core Curriculum

5

Total

 

17

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 307 General History of Western Music III
3
     

Music 321

Counterpoint

3

or

 

 

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

 

Music 461 Lessons in Composition
2
   

Music 1201

Composition Colloquium

0

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

PSOA Arts Electives

Art 118, 228, or Special Topics: Web or Multimedia

3

   

Core Curriculum

4

   

Total

 

17

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 101

Lessons in Piano

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 314 Music Since 1900
3
     

Music 323

Instrumentation

3

Music 420

Advanced Computing and Music

3

MusPerf 461

Lessons in Composition

2

Music 1201

Composition Colloquium

0

Music 1072

Music Convocation

0

Core Curriculum

4

Total

 

17

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 321 Counterpoint
3

or

 

 

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

 

Music 353

Conducting

2

MusPerf 461

Lessons in Composition

2

Music 1201

Composition Colloquium

0

   
Music or General Electives
3
   

Core Curriculum

 

4

Total

 

15

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

MusPerf 461

Lessons in Composition

2

Music 1201

Composition Colloquium

0

   
Music 660 Senior Recital
2
or  
Music 691 Senior Thesis
   
Music or General Electives
3
   
Core Curriculum
4
   

Total

 

13

1 Composition Colloquium: Required of all composers. Eight semesters minimum at 0 cr per semester. Credit does not count towards degree. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 credits. May be fulfilled in any semester.

2 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 credits.


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

Required Music Courses: The following courses are required.

Music Performance Courses, 8 cr. A total of eight semesters of Principal Instrument studies are required.

Performance Organization, 8 cr. A total of eight semesters of Performance Organization are required.

Music Theory, 17 cr.

Music History and Literature, 15 cr. Introduction to World Musics (Music 310) is required.

Foundations of Music (Music 106), 1 semester taken during freshman year, and Music Convocation (Music 107), 5 semesters. See Recital and Convocation Requirements.

Special Core Curriculum Requirements. 0-6 credits of foreign language, which may be fulfilled by two years of a high school course or by up to 6 credits at college level.

General Electives, 27 cr.


Bachelor of Arts in Music

Recommended curricular order.

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 1061

Foundations of Music

0

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 127 Materials of Theory I
2
   

Core and Electives

10

   

Total

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128 Materials of Theory II
3
   

Core and Electives

9

Total

 

15

Sophomore Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

3

Music 226 Aural Theory III
1
     
Music 211 General History of Western Music I
3
   

Core and Electives

6

Total

15

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212 General History of Western Music II
3
   

Core and Electives

7

Total

 

15

Junior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Music xxx

Theory Elective

3

Music 307 General History of Western Music III
3
   

Core and Electives

7

Total

 

15

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 1071

Music Convocation

0

Music xxx

Music History Elective

3

Core and Electives

10

Total

 

15

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 310

Introduction to World Musics

3

Core and Electives

10

Total

 

15

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr

MusPerf 2xx

Lessons in Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Core and Electives
13
   

Total

 

15

1 Foundations of Music (Music 106) and Music Convocation (Music 107): Credit does not count towards overall degree total. A one-credit fee will be assessed by the University if course load is less than 12 or greater than 18 cr.

CERTIFICATE IN ROCK AND ROLL STUDIES

The Certificate Program in Rock and Roll Studies prepares students to use the tools of ethnomusicology, musicology, literature studies, and cultural studies to examine American vernacular music in a way previously reserved for what is called "classical music."

The certificate program is open to all students seeking a bachelor's degree from UWM and to students who already have a degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university. Students who complete the certificate as part of their undergraduate work are awarded the certificate at the time of graduation. Students already possessing a bachelor's degree receive the certificate upon completion of the program requirements.

To obtain the certificate, students must complete a minimum of 24 credits from the following list of required and elective courses, with a GPA of 2.75 or above. At least 9 of these credits must be at the 300 level or above, and the following requirements must be met. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

Required Core Curriculum (15 credits)

Music 102

American Popular Music

3

Music 300

The Literary Aspects of Rock and Roll

3

Music 309

American Folk and Popular Music

3

Music 409

Folk Music in Contemporary Culture

3

Music 509

Certificate Program in Rock and Roll Studies Capstone

3

Elective Curriculum (To be selected from the following list - 9 credits)

Music 317

Introduction to American Music

3

Music 489

Workshop: The Art of Songwriting: Rock and Roll Idiom Lyrics

3

Music 478

Finger-style Guitar: History and Performance

3

Film 115

Media Archeology

3

English 111

Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet

3

English 235

Writing Poetry: Forms, Styles, Voices

3

English 248

Literature and Contemporary Life: (Subtitle)

3

English 274

Literature and the Other Arts: (Subtitle)

3

English 383

Cinema and Genre: (Rock and Roll Cinema)

3

FilmStd 212

Intermediate Topics in Film Studies: (Subtitle)

3

Hist 271

The 1960s in the United States: A Cultural History

3

Hist 272

The Blues: History and Culture

3

Hist 404

Topics in American History: (Hip-Hop History and Culture)

3

Hist 449

Popular Culture in America, 1800 to the Present

3

Africol 369

Mass Media and Black Self-Images

3

JAMS 114

Media and Popular Culture

3

JAMS 142

Television and Radio in American Society

3

Anthro 302

Anthropology and Popular Culture

3


Credits earned at other institutions equivalent to courses in the certificate program may be accepted in partial fulfillment of the program requirements, subject to review by the Certificate Program coordinator.



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