University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Music BFA - Performance -
Principal Instrument: Multiple Woodwinds


woodwinds bfa


The Multiple Woodwind degree program is designed to prepare undergraduates for either a professional performance career or continue graduate study in orchestral, chamber, solo, theater, jazz and/or commercial performance. Many of our students have begun performing careers immediately following graduation, playing chamber music, musical theater, and commercial music. Such ensembles include jazz and dance orchestras, Latin bands, and many other musical organizations that demand woodwind doubling.

All Multiple Woodwind students are required to take lessons on their primary instrument one hour per week for 8 semesters. Six semesters are required of lessons on their secondary instrument and four semesters on their tertiary instrument at ½ hour per week. A final jury is required for all semesters of study.

Lessons in the Multiple Woodwind area include the same disciplines as all of the instrumental performances areas. This includes the three main categories of applied lessons: sound production, technical exercises, and solo literature and etudes. Students will study standard repertoire from all applicable historical periods and faculty members design each student’s curriculum to reflect a balance that adequately covers all periods. Additionally, the study of non-traditional works is encouraged. New music, including jazz thrives on this campus, and that is reflected in the applied studios.

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Current Faculty

Prof. Jennifer Clippert, flute
Prof. Greg Flint, horn
Prof. Beth Giacobassi, bassoon
Prof. Todd Levy, clarinet
Prof. Ted Soluri, bassoon

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BFA Curriculum


Freshman Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 3xx

Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 001 or 101

Piano

1

Music 030, 040, 042, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 125

Keyboard Harmony

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory

1

Music 1072

Convocation

0

Electives or Core Curriculum


9

Total


16

Freshman Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 3xx

Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 001 or 101

Piano

1

Music 030, 040, 042, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 126

Keyboard Harmony II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

2

Music 107

Convocation

0

Electives or Core Curriculum


9

Total


17

Sophomore Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 3xx

Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Secondary Instrument

1

Music 030, 040, 042, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

2

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 227

Keyboard Harmony III

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 107

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives


6

Total


17

Sophomore Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 3xx

Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Secondary Instrument

1

Music 030, 040, 042, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 107

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives


6

Total


16

Junior Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 4xx

Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Secondary Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Tertiary Instrument

1

Music 030, 040, 042, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 265- 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 107

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives


4

Total


18

Junior Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 4xx

Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Secondary Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Tertiary Instrument

1

Music 030, 040, 042, 182

Band or Orchestra (1 cr/sem)

1

Music 265-271

Chamber or Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 659

Junior Recital

0

Music 354

Instrumental Conducting

2

One of the following history electives


3

Music 308

Music History and Literature


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 of the 20th Century


Music 611

Survey of Medieval Music


Music 612

Survey of Renaissance Music


Music 107

Convocation

0

Core Curriculum and Electives


6

Total


17

Senior Year - Semester I

Cr.

MusPerf 4xx

Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xx

Secondary Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Tertiary Instrument

1

Music 030, 040, 042, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 265-271

Chamber or Jazz Ensemble

1

Music 660

Senior Recital (Sec. Instrument)

1

Music Electives


2

Core Curriculum and Electives


6

Total


15

Senior Year - Semester II

Cr.

MusPerf 4xx

Principal Instrument

2

MusPerf 1xxx

Secondary Instrument

1

MusPerf 1xx

Tertiary Instrument

1

Mus 030, 040, 042, 182

Band or Orchestra

1

Music 660

Senior Recital (Prin. Instrument)

2

Choose one theory elective


3

Music 323

Instrumentation


or



Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music


Core Curriculum and Electives


4

Total


14


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