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Music

Professors: Diane Baxter, Thomas Bergeron, Kevin Walczyk

Associate professors: Keller Coker, Kevin Helppie, Solveig Holmquist

Assistant professors: Joseph Harchanko, Ike Nail

 

Mission

The music department offers a comprehensive array of programs and services to students and the surrounding community, including professional and liberal arts degrees in music and an active schedule of live music. The department supports large and small ensembles in vocal and instrumental music, houses up-to-date facilities for electronic music production, and provides course offerings in Western classical music, jazz, musical theatre, music technology, ethnomusicology, composition, and popular music.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop artistic proficiency for careers in music as performers, composers, writers, producers and academics.
  2. Develop an awareness of the role of musical arts in society and increase the student’s potential as a professional.
  3. Engage in musical performances that provide experience for the students themselves, as well as providing a cultural resource for the University and the community.

B.A./B.S. Music (69 credits)

Theory (27)

MUS 211/211L, 212/212L, 213/213L Theory/Aural Skills I, II, III (15)

MUS 311/311L, 312/312L, 313/313L Theory/Aural Skills IV, V, VI (12)

History/Ethnomusicology (18)

MUS 360, 361, 362 Music History (9)

MUS 363, 364 Ethnomusicology I and II (6)

MUS 366 Music Since 1950 (3)

Performance (15)

MUEN 101-192 Ensembles (3)

MUP 171-199 Applied Performance (6)

MUS 320, and 321 or 322 Conducting (6)

Professional Development (9)

MUS 345 Business of Music (3)

MUS 405 Senior Seminar (3)

MUS 406 Individual Study (3) 3 terms

MUS 250 Concert Attendance (0) 9 terms

Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Music (120 credits)

Contemporary Music Core (89 credits)

Theory (27)

MUS 211/211L, 212/212L, 213/213L Theory/Aural Skills I, II, III (15)

MUS 311/311L, 312/312L, 313/313L Theory/Aural Skills IV, V, VI (12)

History/Ethnomusicology (18)

MUS 360, 361, 362 Music History (9)

MUS 363, 364 Ethnomusicology I and II (6)

MUS 366 Music Since 1950 (3)

Performance (38)

MUEN 101-192 Ensembles (6)

MUEN 301-392 Ensembles (6)

MUP 171-199, 271-299, 341-399

Applied Performance (18 total)

MUS 320, and 321 or 322 Conducting (6)

MUS 331 Improvisation (2)

Professional Development (6)

MUS 345 Business of Music (3)

MUS 405 Senior Seminar (3)

MUS 250 Concert Attendance (0) 9 terms

Electives (31)

MUS 310 Women in Music (3)

MUS 314 Orchestration I (3)

MUS 315 Orchestration II (3)

MUS 330 Rhythmic Awareness (3)

MUS 332, 333 Improvisation (4)

MUS 341 Piano Pedagogy (3)

MUS 342 Vocal Pedagogy (3)

MUS 351 Accompanying (2)

MUS 353 Musical Theatre Production: Vocal (maximum of 4)

MUS 354 Musical Theatre Production: Instrumental (maximum of 2)

MUS 365 Jazz Style and Analysis (3)

MUS 399 Special Studies (maximum of 6)

MUS 414, 415, 416 Jazz Theory/Arranging (9)

MUS 417 Counterpoint (3)

MUS 418 Contemporary Composition Techniques II (3)

MUS 421 Electronic Music I (3)

MUS 422 Electronic Music II (3)

MUS 423 Scoring for Film and TV (3)

MUS 424 Vocal Literature (3)

MUS 425 Keyboard Literature (2)

MUS 426 Vocal Literature: Popular Styles (3)

MUS 427 Choral Literature (3)

MUS 428 Literature for Instrumental Ensembles (3)

MUS 455 Lyric Diction (3)

MUS 460 Special Topics in Music History (3) (maximum of 12)

MUS 465 Special Topics in Music Theory (3) (maximum of 12)

MUP 400 Advanced Applied Performance (maximum of 12)

MUE 318 Music for the Classroom Teacher (3)

MUE 320 Introduction to Orff-Schulwerk (3)

MUE 451 Woodwind Pedagogy (3)

MUE 425 Orff-Schulwerk Level I (6)

 

Note: A minor is not required.

 

Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Music/Musical Theatre Emphasis

(120 credits)

Music Block (90)

Theory (27)

MUS 211/211L, 212/212L, 213/213L - Theory/Aural Skills I, II, III (15)

MUS 311/311L, 312/312L, 313/313L Theory/Aural Skills IV, V, VI (12)

History (12)

MUEN 101-192 (6)

MUEN 301-392 (6)

MUEN 153/353 Musical Theatre: Vocal (3)

MUEN 154/354  Musical Theatre: Instrumental (3)

MUP 171-199, 271-299, 341-399  

Applied Performance (18 total)

MUS 320 Conducting (3)

MUS 331 Improvisation (2)

Professional Development (6)

MUS 345 Business of Music (3)

MUS 405 Senior Seminar (3)

MUS 250 Concert Attendance (0) 9 terms

Electives (4)

MUE 318 Music for the Classroom Teacher (3)

MUE 320 Introduction to Orff-Schulwerk (3)

MUE 451 Woodwind Pedagogy (3)

MUE 425 Orff-Schulwerk Level I (6)

MUS 310 Women in Music (3)

MUS 314 Orchestration I (3)

MUS 315 Orchestration II (3)

MUS 330 Rhythmic Awareness (3)

MUS, 332, 333 Improvisation (4)

MUS 341 Piano Pedagogy (3)

MUS 342 Vocal Pedagogy (3)

MUS 351 Accompanying (2)

MUS 353 Musical Theatre Production: Vocal  (maximum of 4)

MUS 354 Musical Theatre Production: Instrumental (maximum of 2)

MUS 365 Jazz Style and Analysis (3)

MUS 399 Special Studies (maximum of 6)

MUS 414, 415, 416 Jazz Theory/Arranging (9)

MUS 417 Counterpoint (3)

MUS 418 Contemporary Composition Techniques II (3)

MUS 421 Electronic Music I (3)

MUS 422 Electronic Music II (3)

MUS 423 Scoring for Film and TV (3)

MUS 424 Vocal Literature (3)

MUS 425 Keyboard Literature (2)

MUS 426 Vocal Literature: Popular Styles (3)

MUS 427 Choral Literature (3)

MUS 428 Literature for Instrumental Ensembles (3)

MUS 455 Lyric Diction (3)

MUS 460 Special Topics in Music History  (maximum of 12)

MUS 465 Special Topics in Music Theory (maximum of 12)

MUP 400 Advanced Applied Performance (maximum of 12)

Theatre/Dance Block (30)

Theatre Arts (18)

TA 252 Makeup (3)

TA 255 Physical Studio I: Movement (3)

TA 265 Acting I (3)

TA 271 Acting II (3)

TA 353 Advanced Workshop - Musical (3)

TA 385 American Theatre (3)

Dance (12)

D 185, 186, 187 Beginning Ballet (3)

D 188, 189, 190 Beginning Jazz (3)

D 196, 197, 198 Beginning Tap (3)

D 357 Dance in Musical Theatre (3

Note: A minor is not required.

 

Note: All music majors are required to enroll in a major ensemble and performance studies each term they are a full-time student on campus. Music majors must pass a proficiency examination in piano.

 

Music minor (30 credits)

MUS 211/211L, 212/212L, 213/213L

Theory/Aural Skills I, II, III (15))

Contracted upper-division music electives (15)

 

 

 

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