Music Major Requirements

2017 - 2018 Catalog

The Music department has the following degrees:

Music major leading to BA degree

A major in music leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 39 credits as follows:

  1. MUS 121, 161, 162, 163, 164, 201, 202, 261, 262, 365, 473 or 493 (thesis)
  2. Completion of one of the following sequences:
    1. History: three courses chosen from MUS 220, 221, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, and 296
    2. Theory-Composition: MUS 361, 362, and 423
    3. Performance: three credits chosen from applied music courses at the 300-level or above; and six credits chosen from MUS 210, 220, 221, 231, 232, 295, 296, 325, 326, 327, 361, 362, and 423
    4. General: three courses chosen from MUS 205, 210, 221, 222, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, 325, 326, 361, and 362.
  3. At least four credits of applied study in a primary applied area (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement)
  4. Enrollment in ensemble courses (108-116) is required every fall and winter term after declaring the music major
  5. Demonstrated piano proficiency by the end of the sophomore year
  6. Successful completion of MUS 200 every fall and winter term after declaring the music major.
  1. Required courses
    • MUS 121 - Worlds of Music
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      FacultyParker

      This course introduces students to musical cultures outside of the Western European tradition. Through readings, lectures, listening sessions, and research, students explore the musical traditions of Native American, African, African-American, Central and Southeastern European, Indian, Indonesian, Asian, Latin American, and Arab cultures. Whenever possible. attendance at a live concert of non-Western European music is included.


    • MUS 161 - Music Theory I
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      FacultyStaff

      A study of scales, triads, and chord progressions. Instruction will include harmonic analysis and four-part writing from the 17th and 18th century common-practice tradition. This course covers the rudiments of music, analysis and part-writing of basic diatonic triads and dominant-seventh chords, the evaluation of music through performance analysis and the use of software to compose simple works with proper notation.


    • MUS 162 - Music Theory II
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMUS 161
      FacultyStaff

      A continuation of MUS 161, including scales, triads, chord progressions, four-part writing and harmonic analysis of the common practice period in Western music, especially focusing on diatonic harmony. It covers the various chord types used in tonal harmony: tertian triads and seventh-chords It will focus on the tendency of certain chords to progress to certain other chords.  


    • MUS 163 - Aural Skills I
      Credits1
      CorequisiteMUS 161
      FacultyS. Petty

      This course aims to develop fundamental aural skills through ear-training (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation) and sight-singing (pitch and rhythm) via ear-training and sight-singing exercises in class, homework assignments, and regular practice in singing and rhythmic drilling. In addition, students work on introductory level improvisational skills in singing as well as basic keyboard skills.


    • MUS 164 - Aural Skills II
      Credits1
      PrerequisiteMUS 161 and 163. Corequisite: MUS 162
      FacultyS. Petty

      This course aims to further develop fundamental aural skills through ear-training (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation) and sight-singing (pitch and rhythm) via ear-training and sight-singing exercises in class, homework assignments, and regular practice in singing, rhythmic drilling, and keyboard harmony. In addition. students develop elementary level improvisational skills through guided materials including lead sheets.


    • MUS 201 - Music History I
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      FacultyGaylard

      A survey of music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque period.


    • MUS 202 - Music History II
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteAbility to read music
      FacultyGaylard

      Student who take this course should have the ability to read music.  A survey of music from the Pre-Classical to the Late Romantic period.


    • MUS 261 - Music Theory III
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMUS 162
      FacultyVosbein

      A continuation of MUS 162, focusing on analysis of harmonies, forms, and styles from the Romantic period, impressionism, and the early 20th century.


    • MUS 262 - Aural Skills III
      Credits1
      PrerequisiteMUS 162 and 164. Corequisite: MUS 261
      FacultyS. Petty

      Intermediate proficiency in aural, improvisation, and keyboard skills. This course aims to advance each student's ear-training (rhythmic. melodic, and harmonic dictation) and sight-singing (pitch and rhythm) abilities via exercises in class, homework assignments, regular singing practice, rhythmic exercises, and online drilling. In addition, students continue developing improvisational skills in singing and keyboard skills in harmonic realization.


    • MUS 365 - Post Tonal Music
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMUS 261
      FacultyVosbein

      An historical and analytical approach to western art music composed after 1890. Students study major composers and significant musical movements and develop new analytical tools as the class explores music from Debussy to the present day.


    • MUS 473 - Senior Thesis
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMusic major and instructor consent
      FacultyStaff

      For theory composition students, this culminates in a recital of original compositions or an analytical thesis. For music history students, this culminates in the writing of a thesis. For performance students, this culminates in a formal recital. For general music students, this culminates in a project developed in consultation with the instructor.


    • MUS 493 - Honors Thesis (thesis)
      Credits3-3
      PrerequisiteHonors candidacy and senior standing
      FacultyStaff

      A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained from the department head.


    • Completion of one of the following sequences:
      • History:

        three courses chosen from:

        • MUS 220 - Music in the United States, 1607-1970
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyGaylard

          A study of musical styles in America from the time of the first settlers. Topics include Puritan psalms, patriotic music, songs of the Civil War, spirituals, gospel, blues, ragtime, jazz, rock'n'roll, musical comedy, popular song, and various trends in Classical music from the Moravians to the avant-garde. The course will cover major works by Ives, Gershwin, Copland, and Ellington.


        • MUS 221 - History of Jazz
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyVosbein

          A study of the development of jazz from its roots in turn-of-the-century New Orleans to contemporary styles. Strong emphasis is placed on listening and recognition of the performers and composers discussed.


        • MUS 231 - Classical Music
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyGaylard

          Stylistic study of music of the last half of the 18th century. Emphasis on the symphonies, sonatas, choral music, chamber music, and operas of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.


        • MUS 232 - Romantic Music
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyGaylard

          Topics in the 19th century, including the symphony, the symphonic poem, program music, piano music, nationalism, song, and opera. Composers such as Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and Mahler will be covered.


        • MUS 285 - Music in the Films of Stanley Kubrick (FILM 285)
          FDRHS
          Creditsr
          FacultyGaylard

          How does music add power and meaning to a film? What are the connections between the flow of music and the flow of a dramatic narrative? How does music enhance visual images? The course will focus on the pre-existent classical compositions chosen by Stanley Kubrick for his movies 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), and The Shining (1980). The ability to read music is not a requirement for this course.


        • MUS 295 - Topics in Music
          FDRHA
          Credits3 credits in Fall or Winter; 4 credits in Spring
          FacultyStaff

          Selected studies in music with a focus on history and culture, non-classical genres, ethnomusicological topics, or performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.


        • MUS 296 - Spring-Term Topics in Music
          FDRHA
          Credits4
          PrerequisiteVaries by topic

          Selected studies in music with a focus on history and culture, non-classical genres, ethnomusicological topics, or performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.


      • Theory-Composition:
        • MUS 361 - Advanced Composition I
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 260
          FacultyVosbein

          This course is the first step in the preparation for the senior composition recital. Original compositions are created and then performed during applied music recitals. Individual instruction is combined with a weekly seminar.


        • MUS 362 - Advanced Composition II
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 260
          FacultyVosbein

          A continuation of MUS 361.


        • MUS 423 - Directed Individual Project
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMusic major and instructor consent
          FacultyStaff

          May be repeated for degree credit with permission.


      • Performance:

        three credits chosen from applied music courses at the 300-level or above; and six credits chosen from:

        • MUS 210 - Vocal Pedagogy
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteTwo terms of applied vocal study and instructor consent. Designed for music and theater majors and advanced non-majors
          FacultyParker

          This course focuses on the basic functions of vocal production and strategies for teaching healthy singing.


        • MUS 220 - Music in the United States, 1607-1970
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyGaylard

          A study of musical styles in America from the time of the first settlers. Topics include Puritan psalms, patriotic music, songs of the Civil War, spirituals, gospel, blues, ragtime, jazz, rock'n'roll, musical comedy, popular song, and various trends in Classical music from the Moravians to the avant-garde. The course will cover major works by Ives, Gershwin, Copland, and Ellington.


        • MUS 221 - History of Jazz
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyVosbein

          A study of the development of jazz from its roots in turn-of-the-century New Orleans to contemporary styles. Strong emphasis is placed on listening and recognition of the performers and composers discussed.


        • MUS 231 - Classical Music
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyGaylard

          Stylistic study of music of the last half of the 18th century. Emphasis on the symphonies, sonatas, choral music, chamber music, and operas of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.


        • MUS 232 - Romantic Music
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyGaylard

          Topics in the 19th century, including the symphony, the symphonic poem, program music, piano music, nationalism, song, and opera. Composers such as Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and Mahler will be covered.


        • MUS 295 - Topics in Music
          FDRHA
          Credits3 credits in Fall or Winter; 4 credits in Spring
          FacultyStaff

          Selected studies in music with a focus on history and culture, non-classical genres, ethnomusicological topics, or performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.


        • MUS 296 - Spring-Term Topics in Music
          FDRHA
          Credits4
          PrerequisiteVaries by topic

          Selected studies in music with a focus on history and culture, non-classical genres, ethnomusicological topics, or performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.


        • MUS 325 - Conducting and Methods I
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 162 and instructor consent
          FacultyDobbins

          This course is designed to provide essential skills for basic conducting, including work on gesture, rehearsal techniques, and logistical considerations.


        • MUS 326 - Conducting and Methods II - Choral
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 325
          FacultyLynch

          A continuation of MUS 325, with a focus on more advanced gesture and rehearsal techniques and choral literature and approaches from a broad spectrum of historical and cultural era and a variety of ensemble types.


        • MUS 327 - Conducting and Methods II - Instrumental
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 325
          FacultyDobbins

          A continuation of MUS 325. with a focus on more advanced musical gesture and rehearsal techniques. Band and orchestral literature are studied. Emphasis is on providing students with a broad spectrum of approaches from a variety of historical and cultural eras.


        • MUS 361 - Advanced Composition I
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 260
          FacultyVosbein

          This course is the first step in the preparation for the senior composition recital. Original compositions are created and then performed during applied music recitals. Individual instruction is combined with a weekly seminar.


        • MUS 362 - Advanced Composition II
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 260
          FacultyVosbein

          A continuation of MUS 361.


        • MUS 423 - Directed Individual Project
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMusic major and instructor consent
          FacultyStaff

          May be repeated for degree credit with permission.


      • General:

        three course courses chosen from:

        • MUS 205 - Introduction to the Music Industry
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultySpice

          This course is a general overview and a study of the major functional areas of the music business. Emphasizing the importance of entrepreneurship, students use a case study model for the analysis and synthesis of new ideas. Course work emphasizes the skills of discussion and listening, reflection and writing, and creative collaboration. This course engages students in learning the fundamentals of the music business while discovering ways to shape the industry's future


        • MUS 210 - Vocal Pedagogy
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteTwo terms of applied vocal study and instructor consent. Designed for music and theater majors and advanced non-majors
          FacultyParker

          This course focuses on the basic functions of vocal production and strategies for teaching healthy singing.


        • MUS 220 - Music in the United States, 1607-1970
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyGaylard

          A study of musical styles in America from the time of the first settlers. Topics include Puritan psalms, patriotic music, songs of the Civil War, spirituals, gospel, blues, ragtime, jazz, rock'n'roll, musical comedy, popular song, and various trends in Classical music from the Moravians to the avant-garde. The course will cover major works by Ives, Gershwin, Copland, and Ellington.


        • MUS 221 - History of Jazz
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyVosbein

          A study of the development of jazz from its roots in turn-of-the-century New Orleans to contemporary styles. Strong emphasis is placed on listening and recognition of the performers and composers discussed.


        • MUS 222 - A Year in Jazz
          FDRHA
          Credits4
          FacultyVosbein

          An in-depth view of a one-year span in the history of America's only native art form. Students become absorbed in the era through the study of seminal recordings, historic videos, and readings. Research projects complete the term.


        • MUS 231 - Classical Music
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyGaylard

          Stylistic study of music of the last half of the 18th century. Emphasis on the symphonies, sonatas, choral music, chamber music, and operas of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.


        • MUS 232 - Romantic Music
          FDRHA
          Credits3
          FacultyGaylard

          Topics in the 19th century, including the symphony, the symphonic poem, program music, piano music, nationalism, song, and opera. Composers such as Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and Mahler will be covered.


        • MUS 295 - Topics in Music
          FDRHA
          Credits3 credits in Fall or Winter; 4 credits in Spring
          FacultyStaff

          Selected studies in music with a focus on history and culture, non-classical genres, ethnomusicological topics, or performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.


        • MUS 325 - Conducting and Methods I
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 162 and instructor consent
          FacultyDobbins

          This course is designed to provide essential skills for basic conducting, including work on gesture, rehearsal techniques, and logistical considerations.


        • MUS 326 - Conducting and Methods II - Choral
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 325
          FacultyLynch

          A continuation of MUS 325, with a focus on more advanced gesture and rehearsal techniques and choral literature and approaches from a broad spectrum of historical and cultural era and a variety of ensemble types.


        • MUS 361 - Advanced Composition I
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 260
          FacultyVosbein

          This course is the first step in the preparation for the senior composition recital. Original compositions are created and then performed during applied music recitals. Individual instruction is combined with a weekly seminar.


        • MUS 362 - Advanced Composition II
          Credits3
          PrerequisiteMUS 260
          FacultyVosbein

          A continuation of MUS 361.


        • FILM 285 - Music in the Films of Stanley Kubrick
          FDRHA
          Credits4
          FacultyGaylard

          How does music add power and meaning to a film? What are the connections between the flow of music and the flow of a dramatic narrative? How does music enhance visual images? The course will focus on the pre-existent classical compositions chosen by Stanley Kubrick for his movies 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), and The Shining (1980). The ability to read music is not a requirement for this course.


  2. Primary applied area:
  3. At least four credits of applied study in a primary applied area (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement)

  4. Enrollment in ensemble courses (108-116) is required every fall and winter term after declaring the music major
  5. Demonstrated piano proficiency by the end of the sophomore year
  6. Successful completion of MUS 200 every fall and winter term after declaring the music major.
    • MUS 200 - Recital Attendance
      Credits0
      FacultyStaff

      Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. A course focused on the development of listening and performance skills through attendance at Department of Music concerts and recitals. Students attend at least 75 percent of the afternoon and evening events sponsored by the Department of Music. Students must also attend the music convocation that takes place one Friday afternoon each month during the fall and winter terms. Music majors must complete the course each term in residence after declaring the major. Music minors must complete two terms.


Music major leading to BS degree

A major in music leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 53 credits as follows:

  1. MUS 121, 161, 162, 163, 164, 195, 201, 202, 261, 262, 325, 365, 473 or 493 (thesis)
  2. Completion of one of the following emphases:
    1. Vocal Music Emphasis:
      • MUS 116, 210, 326;
      • 7 credits of applied study in voice; and
      • 8 credits of major choral ensemble (MUS 109, 110)
    2. Instrumental Music Emphasis:
      • MUS 327, 350, 351, 352, 353
      • 7 credits of applied study on primary instrument (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement); and
      • 8 credits of major instrumental ensemble (MUS 113, 114, 115).
  3. Enrollment in ensemble courses (108-116) is required every fall and winter term after declaring the music major
  4. Demonstrated piano proficiency by the end of the sophomore year
  5. Successful completion of MUS 200 every fall and winter term after declaring the music major.
  1. Required courses
    • MUS 121 - Worlds of Music
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      FacultyParker

      This course introduces students to musical cultures outside of the Western European tradition. Through readings, lectures, listening sessions, and research, students explore the musical traditions of Native American, African, African-American, Central and Southeastern European, Indian, Indonesian, Asian, Latin American, and Arab cultures. Whenever possible. attendance at a live concert of non-Western European music is included.


    • MUS 161 - Music Theory I
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      FacultyStaff

      A study of scales, triads, and chord progressions. Instruction will include harmonic analysis and four-part writing from the 17th and 18th century common-practice tradition. This course covers the rudiments of music, analysis and part-writing of basic diatonic triads and dominant-seventh chords, the evaluation of music through performance analysis and the use of software to compose simple works with proper notation.


    • MUS 162 - Music Theory II
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMUS 161
      FacultyStaff

      A continuation of MUS 161, including scales, triads, chord progressions, four-part writing and harmonic analysis of the common practice period in Western music, especially focusing on diatonic harmony. It covers the various chord types used in tonal harmony: tertian triads and seventh-chords It will focus on the tendency of certain chords to progress to certain other chords.  


    • MUS 163 - Aural Skills I
      Credits1
      CorequisiteMUS 161
      FacultyS. Petty

      This course aims to develop fundamental aural skills through ear-training (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation) and sight-singing (pitch and rhythm) via ear-training and sight-singing exercises in class, homework assignments, and regular practice in singing and rhythmic drilling. In addition, students work on introductory level improvisational skills in singing as well as basic keyboard skills.


    • MUS 164 - Aural Skills II
      Credits1
      PrerequisiteMUS 161 and 163. Corequisite: MUS 162
      FacultyS. Petty

      This course aims to further develop fundamental aural skills through ear-training (rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation) and sight-singing (pitch and rhythm) via ear-training and sight-singing exercises in class, homework assignments, and regular practice in singing, rhythmic drilling, and keyboard harmony. In addition. students develop elementary level improvisational skills through guided materials including lead sheets.


    • MUS 195 - Topics in Sound Technology
      Credits1

      An exploration of a specific topic in which students investigate the tools and techniques of modern sound technology. Audiovisual resources and required field trips may be used to enhance the course material. The class has an emphasis on hands-on learning with the latest recording hardware and software. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.


    • MUS 201 - Music History I
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      FacultyGaylard

      A survey of music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque period.


    • MUS 202 - Music History II
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteAbility to read music
      FacultyGaylard

      Student who take this course should have the ability to read music.  A survey of music from the Pre-Classical to the Late Romantic period.


    • MUS 261 - Music Theory III
      FDRHA
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMUS 162
      FacultyVosbein

      A continuation of MUS 162, focusing on analysis of harmonies, forms, and styles from the Romantic period, impressionism, and the early 20th century.


    • MUS 262 - Aural Skills III
      Credits1
      PrerequisiteMUS 162 and 164. Corequisite: MUS 261
      FacultyS. Petty

      Intermediate proficiency in aural, improvisation, and keyboard skills. This course aims to advance each student's ear-training (rhythmic. melodic, and harmonic dictation) and sight-singing (pitch and rhythm) abilities via exercises in class, homework assignments, regular singing practice, rhythmic exercises, and online drilling. In addition, students continue developing improvisational skills in singing and keyboard skills in harmonic realization.


    • MUS 325 - Conducting and Methods I
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMUS 162 and instructor consent
      FacultyDobbins

      This course is designed to provide essential skills for basic conducting, including work on gesture, rehearsal techniques, and logistical considerations.


    • MUS 365 - Post Tonal Music
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMUS 261
      FacultyVosbein

      An historical and analytical approach to western art music composed after 1890. Students study major composers and significant musical movements and develop new analytical tools as the class explores music from Debussy to the present day.


    • MUS 473 - Senior Thesis
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteMusic major and instructor consent
      FacultyStaff

      For theory composition students, this culminates in a recital of original compositions or an analytical thesis. For music history students, this culminates in the writing of a thesis. For performance students, this culminates in a formal recital. For general music students, this culminates in a project developed in consultation with the instructor.


    • or
    • MUS 493 - Honors Thesis
      Credits3-3
      PrerequisiteHonors candidacy and senior standing
      FacultyStaff

      A summary of prerequisites and requirements may be obtained from the department head.


  2. Completion of one of the following emphases:
    • Vocal Music Emphasis
      • 7 credits of applied study in voice;
      • 8 credits of major choral ensemble (MUS 109, 110); and
      • the following courses:
      • MUS 116 - Bentley Musical Rehearsals
        Credits1
        FacultyStaff

        This course may be repeated. This course is designed for rehearsal of music in preparation for the annual Bentley Musical. Only those cast in the production may enroll. Rehearsals are scheduled each year subject to the availability of the cast and instructor. While some cast members rehearse during weekdays, most should expect evening and weekend rehearsals. An audition is required and such dates are announced in advance by the Departments of Music and Theater and Dance.


      • MUS 210 - Vocal Pedagogy
        Credits3
        PrerequisiteTwo terms of applied vocal study and instructor consent. Designed for music and theater majors and advanced non-majors
        FacultyParker

        This course focuses on the basic functions of vocal production and strategies for teaching healthy singing.


      • MUS 326 - Conducting and Methods II - Choral
        Credits3
        PrerequisiteMUS 325
        FacultyLynch

        A continuation of MUS 325, with a focus on more advanced gesture and rehearsal techniques and choral literature and approaches from a broad spectrum of historical and cultural era and a variety of ensemble types.


    • Instrumental Music Emphasis
      • 7 credits of applied study on primary instrument (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement);
      • 8 credits of major instrumental ensemble (MUS 113, 114, 115); and
      • the following courses:
      • MUS 327 - Conducting and Methods II - Instrumental
        Credits3
        PrerequisiteMUS 325
        FacultyDobbins

        A continuation of MUS 325. with a focus on more advanced musical gesture and rehearsal techniques. Band and orchestral literature are studied. Emphasis is on providing students with a broad spectrum of approaches from a variety of historical and cultural eras.


      • MUS 350 - Brass Techniques
        Credits1
        FacultyAlhorn

        This course is designed to teach students sound contemporary methods for instruction of brass instruments in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Students learn techniques for playing and teaching each of the brass instruments with a focus on pedagogical issues and basic care and maintenance that relate to each individual instrument.


      • MUS 351 - Percussion Techniques
        Credits1
        FacultyOverman

        This course is designed to teach students sound contemporary methods for instruction of percussion instruments in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Students learn techniques for playing and teaching each of the primary percussion instruments with a focus on pedagogical issues and basic care and maintenance that relate to each individual instrument.


      • MUS 352 - String Techniques
        Credits1
        FacultyStaff

        This course is designed to teach students sound contemporary methods for instruction of string instruments in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Students learn techniques for playing and teaching each of the string instruments with a focus on pedagogical issues and basic care and maintenance that relate to each individual instrument.


      • MUS 353 - Woodwind Techniques
        Credits1
        FacultyH. Dobbins

        This course is designed to teach students sound contemporary methods for instruction of woodwind instruments in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Students learn techniques for playing and teaching each of the woodwind instruments with a focus on pedagogical issues and basic care and maintenance that relate to each individual instrument.


  3. Ensemble Courses
  4. Enrollment in ensemble courses (108-116) is required every fall and winter term after declaring the music major

  5. Piano Proficiency
  6. Demonstrated piano proficiency by the end of the sophomore year

  7. Recital Attendance
  8. Successful completion of MUS 200 every fall and winter term after declaring the music major.

    • MUS 200 - Recital Attendance
      Credits0
      FacultyStaff

      Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. A course focused on the development of listening and performance skills through attendance at Department of Music concerts and recitals. Students attend at least 75 percent of the afternoon and evening events sponsored by the Department of Music. Students must also attend the music convocation that takes place one Friday afternoon each month during the fall and winter terms. Music majors must complete the course each term in residence after declaring the major. Music minors must complete two terms.