Music and Music Education

Fernando Jiménez, Chair
jimenezf@wcsu.edu
203-837-8357
Fax, (203) 837-8630
Midtown Campus, White Hall 126

Wesley Ball, Music Education Program Coordinator
ballw@wcsu.edu
(203) 837-8829
Midtown Campus, White Hall 131

Deborah Del Vecchio, Department Secretary
delvecchiod@wcsu.edu
(203) 837-8350
Fax, (203) 837-8630
Midtown Campus, White Hall 128
www.wcsu.edu/music

Faculty

F. Jiménez, Chair M. Astrup W. Ball
M. Callaghan D. Goble R. Hirshfield
K. Isaacs E. Lewis D. Smith
K. Walker    

Adjunct Faculty

A. Beals, Jazz Saxophone
J. Begian, Jazz Guitar
M. Breaux, Secondary Methods
R. Clymer, Trumpet
D. Darlington, Oboe
B. Johnson, Keyboards
L. Koepke, Bassoon
A. Lafreniere, Classical Guitar
P. Lutnes, Accompanying/Theory
L. Metcalf, Guitar
M. McBride, Voice
C. Mansfield, Student Teaching Supervision
A. Montecalvo, New Horizons Band/Symphonic Band
C. Morrison, Jazz Guitar
P. Price, Voice
S. Roberts, Organ
A. Rodgers, Tuba/Euphonium
D. Ruffels, String Bass
B. Schlaefer, Voice
J. Scott, Jazz Trumpet
J. Siegel, Jazz Percussion
J. Smith, Cello
J. S. Smith, Secondary Methods
J. Sternberg, Clarinet
P. Tomlinson, Jazz Piano
J. Cook Tucker, World Music
G. Winters, Music Technology

Mission

The Department of Music at Western Connecticut State University is a friendly, vibrant, student-oriented unit in an institution of higher learning that serves as an accessible, responsive and creative intellectual resource for the people and institutions of Connecticut. We strive to meet the education needs of a diversified student body through instruction, performance, scholarship and public service. The Department of Music aspires to excellence in music education, performance, and liberal arts by providing full-time and part-time students with the necessary background to be successful in their chosen careers and to be productive members of society.

Goals

The primary goals of the Department of Music are:

  • To provide a professional education for music majors which develops, nurtures and assures their competency in all aspects of the discipline;
  • To encourage development of the creative, intuitive, and intellectual capabilities of students, faculty, and audience;
  • To provide an education for non-majors that introduces them to the discipline of music through appreciation, ensembles, and basic skills courses, thus developing an informed group of advocates of music; and
  • To provide for and enrich the cultural life of the campus, city, state, and region through excellence in instruction, research, performance and composition.

Admission Auditions for all Music Programs

Students wishing to pursue degree programs in the Department of Music must adhere to the following criteria for admission:

1. Fulfill general admission guidelines found in this catalog.

2. Audition for the Department of Music.

3. Take a music theory placement examination.

4. Take a sight singing/ear training examination.

Information regarding audition dates and specific audition requirements for all performance area may be obtained on the web at www.wcsu.edu/music or by contacting the Department of Music at (203) 837-8350.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Bachelor of Music
Options:
Classical: Vocal/Instrumental
Jazz

Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.)

This degree is appropriate for students who wish to study music within the broader context of a liberal arts education. Specific goals related to the bachelor of arts in music include:

1. To prepare students for careers in music and arts related professions.

2. To increase the student's understanding and awareness of the arts in relation to society, thus developing lifelong advocates of the arts.

Requirements: Bachelor of Arts in Music

Completion of all general education requirements, the courses and credits listed below and additional free electives to total a minimum of 122 semester hours, including physical education and foreign language.

MUS 108, 109 Music Theory I & II
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 114, 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training I & II
MUS 208, 209 Music Theory III, IV
MUS 210, 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III & IV
MUS 230, 231 Music History & Literature I & II
MUS 180, 181 Applied Music (4 semesters)
Four performing groups
Music electives (8 sem. hrs. total)

Recommended sequence:

Freshman Year
Fall Semester
Writing Intensive Course
General Education Course
MUS 108, Music Theory I
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 114, Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUS 180, Applied Music
Performing Groups

Spring Semester
General Education: Mathematics
Fine Arts Course (NOT Music)
MUS 109, Music Theory II
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 115, Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUS 181, Applied Music
Performing Groups

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
General Education Courses
HUM 110, Moral Issues in Modern Society
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 208, Music Theory III
MUS 210, Sight Singing/Ear Training III
MUS 230, Music History and Literature I
MUS 180, Applied Music
Additional General Studies
Performing Groups

Spring Semester
General Education: Lab Science
General Education Course
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 209, Music Theory IV
MUS 211, Sight Singing/Ear Training IV
MUS 231, Music History and Literature II
MUS 181, Applied Music
Performing Groups

Bachelor of Science in Music Education (B.S.)

The bachelor of science in music education degree leads to provisional K-12 certification in the State of Connecticut. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in music education. The program goals include:

1. To prepare students to become highly skilled teaching professionals.

2. To prepare students to become highly skilled performers on their principal instrument.

3. To give students a comprehensive musical education which includes experiences in conducting, analysis, music history, music technology, composition, and improvisation.

4. To increase the student's understanding and awareness of the arts in relation to society, and, in particular the education system, thereby developing life-long advocates of the arts.

Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Music Education - Certification K-12

Completion of a minimum of 131 semester hours including the physical education requirement, and requirements in music, music education, and education as specified by course number and title in the eight-semester sequence shown below.

Recommended sequence:

Freshman Year
Fall Semester
MUS 108 Music Theory I
MUS 114 Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MED 125 Keyboard Comp. I
MUS 180 Applied Studies
w/ MUS 113 Convocation/Recital Repertoire
Large Ensemble
COM 160, 161, or 162 Communication
ENG ___W (writing intensive course)
PSY 100 Intro to Psychology

Spring Semester
MUS 109 Music Theory II
MUS 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training II
MED 126 Keyboard Comp. II
MUS 181 Applied Studies
w/ MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
Large Ensemble
Small Ensemble
MED 100 Voice Workshop
MED 206 Intro to Music Ed
Math course elective
HPX 215 Health Issues in School
HPX 177 Fitness for Life (or Activity Course)

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
MUS 208 Music Theory III
MUS 210 Sight singing/Ear training III
MED 225 Keyboard Comp. III
MUS 180 Applied Studies
w/ MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
Large Ensemble
Small Ensemble
ED 206 Intro to Education
MUS 230 Music History & Lit. I
MED 103 Brass Workshop
w/ MUS 190 New Horizons Band
HIS 101 American Perspectives

Spring Semester
MUS 209 Music Theory IV
MUS 211 Sight singing/Ear training IV
MED 226 Keyboard Comp. IV
MUS 181 Applied Studies
w/ MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
Large Ensemble
Small Ensemble
MUS 231 Music History & Lit. II
MED 110 Percussion Workshop
w/ MUS 190 New Horizons Band
EPY 204 Adolescent Development
Lab science course elective

Junior Year (Professional Program-Part I)
Fall Semester
MED 318 Music Technology
MUS 317 Form & Analysis
MED 353 Secondary Music Methods
MED 102 Woodwinds: Single Reed w/ MUS 190 New Horizons Band
MUS 390 Applied Studies w/ MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
Large Ensemble
Small Ensemble
Social & Behavioral Science course elective
Humanities course elective

Spring Semester
MED 108 Woodwinds: Double Reed
w/ MUS 190 New Horizons Band
MED 303 Elementary Music Methods
MUS 391 Applied Studies
w/ MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
MED 104 World Music in the Classroom
MUS 320 Basic Conducting
Large Ensemble
Small Ensemble
Science or Math course elective
Social & Behavioral Science course elective

Senior Year (Professional Program-Part II)
Fall Semester
EPY 405 Introduction to Special Education
MED 316 Arranging
MED 105 Strings
MUS 321 Choral Conducting OR
MUS 322 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 390 Applied Studies
w/ MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
Large Ensemble
MUS 190 New Horizons Band (optional, but recommended)
Social/Behavioral Science course elective
MUS 214 Recital (optional, but recommended)

Spring Semester
*MED 320 Student Teaching w/ *ED 340 Assessment of Teaching Strategies
*Students must have been accepted into the Professional Program to register for these courses.

Special Music Education Requirements:

1. A minimum grade of "C" is required in each of the following courses in order to fulfill the prerequisite for the next course in the sequence.

MED 100 Voice Workshop
MED 102 Woodwind Workshop: Flute & Single Reeds
MED 103 Brass Workshop
MED 104 World Music in the Classroom
MED 105 String Workshop
MED 108 Woodwind Workshop: Double Reeds
MED 110 Percussion Workshop
MED 125, 126 Keyboard Competency I & II
MED 206 Introduction to Music Education
MED 225, 226 Keyboard Competency III & IV
MED 303 Elementary Music Methods
MED 316 Arranging
MED 318 Music Technology
MED 353 Secondary Music Methods
MUS 108, 109 Music Theory I, II
MUS 114, 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training I, II
MUS 208, 209 Music Theory III, IV
MUS 210, 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III, IV
MUS 230, 231 Music History and Literature I & II
MUS 180, 181 Applied Music
MUS 317 Musical Form & Analysis
MUS 320 Basic Conducting
MUS 321 or 322 Choral or Instrumental Conducting
MUS 390, 391 Applied Music

2. Apply and meet the criteria for professional program acceptance and present a minimum grade of "C" in each of the following courses:

Writing Intensive Course (W)
COM 160, 161 or 162
HIS 101 American Perspectives
Lab Science 4 S.H.
EPY 204 Adolescent Development in the School
ED 206 Introduction to Education
HPX 215 Health Issues in the Schools
PSY 100 Intro to Psychology

3. Students applying for acceptance into the professional program must have completed the following music courses with grades of "C" or better:

MUS 108, 109 Music Theory I & II;
MUS 113, 114 Sight Singing/Ear Training I & II;
MED 125, 126, 225, 226 Keyboard Competency I, II, III & IV.

4. During their senior year, students will enter the student teaching phase of the program. In order to register for student teaching, music education majors must present at least a 2.8 average in their academic and professional major requirements taken at WestConn. Students are advised not to register for other courses or work in other jobs during this semester. A student teaching application (available at the education office), approved by the appropriate music education adviser, must be filed with the chairperson of the education department during the semester just prior to the student teaching semester. The applications must be submitted by April 10 for the following fall semester and November 10 for the spring semester. The student teaching requirement for music consists of 2 seven and a half week assignments. Music education majors may elect student teaching in the fall or spring of their senior year. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the schools to which they are assigned for student teaching.

5. Students earning less than a "P" grade in student teaching may be required to complete additional student teaching and/or course work before receiving a recommendation for graduation and certification. Students must present at least a 2.8 cumulative average in academic and professional required courses to graduate as a music education major.

6. After completing the academic program and successfully completing student teaching, the PRAXIS II examination must be successfully passed. Although not a requirement for graduation, passing scores on the appropriate Praxis II exam are necessary for program completion and subsequent recommendation for certification.

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Classical option: Vocal and Instrumental

This degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a performing and/or teaching career in music. Many students who choose this option continue their studies at the graduate level and participate in various professional programs in their specific area. Specific goals for the bachelor of music in performance degree include:

1. To prepare students to become highly skilled performers on their principal instrument, thus giving them the tools necessary to succeed in a highly competitive field.

2. To give students a comprehensive musical education which includes experiences in conducting, analysis, music history, music technology, composition, and improvisation.

3. To prepare students for careers as private music teachers.

4. To prepare students for advanced study at the graduate level.

5. To increase the student's understanding and awareness of the arts in relation to society, thus developing lifelong advocates of the arts.

Requirements: Bachelor of Music (Classical Option)

Completion of a minimum of 125 (instrumental) or 127 (vocal) semester hours in general education, the physical education requirements, and the requirements applying to the specific major within the degree as outlined in the official program sheet, available from the student's advisor.

MUS 186, 187 Applied Music (4 semesters)
MUS 108, 109 Music Theory I & II
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 114, 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training I, II
MUS 125, 126 Keyboard Competency I, II
MUS 208, 209 Music Theory III, IV
MUS 210, 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III, IV
MUS 214 Junior Recital
MUS 225, 226 Keyboard Competency III, IV
MUS 230, 231 Music History & Literature I, II
MUS 317 Music Form & Analysis
MUS 318 Music Technology
MUS 320 Basic Conducting
MUS 321 Choral Conducting
or
MUS 322 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 380 Senior Recital
MUS 392, 393 Applied Music (4 semesters)
Repertoire courses in applied field (2).
Music history era courses (2).
Six hours minimum electives with departmental approval.

Recommended sequence:

Freshman Year
Fall Semester
Writing Intensive Course
General Education Course
MUS 108, Music Theory I
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 114, Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MED 125, Keyboard Competency I
MUS 186, Applied Music
Performing Groups

Spring Semester
General Education: Mathematics
General Education Course
MUS 109, Music Theory II
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 115, Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUS 126, Keyboard Competency II
MUS 187, Applied Music
Performing Groups

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
General Education Courses (2)
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 208, Music Theory III
MUS 210, Sight Singing/Ear Training III
MED 225, Keyboard Competency III
MUS 230, Music History and Literature I
MUS 186, Applied Music
Additional General Studies
Performing Groups

Spring Semester
General Education: Lab Science
General Education Course
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 209, Music Theory I
MUS 211, Sight Singing/Ear Training IV
MUS 231, Music History and Literature II
MED 236, Keyboard Competency IV
MUS 187, Applied Music
Performing Groups
Junior and senior courses on advisement

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) (Jazz option)

This degree is designed for students wishing to pursue a performing and/or teaching career in jazz and commercial music. Many students who choose this option continue their studies at the graduate level and in various professional programs in their specific area. Specific goals for the bachelor of music with a jazz studies option include:

1. To prepare students to become highly skilled performers on their principal instrument, thus giving them the tools necessary to succeed in a highly competitive field.

2. To give students the requisite skills in arranging, composition, and jazz improvisation necessary to succeed in the industry.

3. To give students a comprehensive musical education which includes experiences in classical ensembles, conducting, analysis, music history, music technology, composition, and improvisation.

4. To prepare students for careers as private music teachers.

5. To prepare students for advanced study at the graduate level.

6. To increase the student's understanding and awareness of the arts in relation to society, thus developing lifelong advocates of the arts.

Requirements: Bachelor of Music (Jazz Option)

Completion of a minimum of 127 semester hours in general education, the physical education requirements, and the requirements applying to the specific major within the degree as outlined in the official programs sheet, available from the student's advisor. Required courses in this degree program are:

MUS 108, 109 Music Theory I, II
MUS 112 Jazz Theory
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 114, 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training I, II
MUS 125, 126 Keyboard Competency I, II
MUS 186, 187 Applied Music (4 Semesters)
MUS 208, 209 Music Theory III, IV
MUS 210, 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III, IV
MUS 214 Junior Recital
MUS 216, 217 Jazz and Commercial Piano I, II
MUS 230, 231 Music History and Literature I & II
MUS 235, 236 Jazz Improvisation I, II
MUS 311 History of Jazz
MUS 314 Jazz Arranging
MUS 315 Jazz Pedagogy
MUS 318 Music Technology
MUS 320 Basic Conducting
MUS 380 Senior Recital
MUS 392, 393 Applied Music (4 semesters)

Recommended sequence for first two years:

Freshman Year
Fall Semester
Writing Intensive Course
General Education Course
MUS 108, Music Theory I
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 114, Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUS 125, Keyboard Competency I
MUS 186, Applied Music
Performing Groups

Spring Semester
Mathematics
General Education Course
MUS 109, Music Theory II
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 115, Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUS 126, Keyboard Competency II
MUS 187, Applied Music
Performing Groups

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 208, Music Theory III
MUS 210, Sight Singing/Ear Training III
MUS 216, Jazz and Commercial Piano I
MUS 230, Music History and Literature I
MUS 235, Jazz Improvisation I
MUS 186, Applied Music
Additional General Studies
Performing Groups

Spring Semester
MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 209, Music Theory IV
MUS 211, Sight Singing/Ear Training IV
MUS 217, Jazz and Commercial Piano II
MUS 231, Music History and Literature II
MUS 236, Jazz Improvisation II
MUS 187, Applied Music
Additional General Studies
Performing Groups

Minor in Music

MUS 108, 109 Music Theory I & II (2-2) 4 SH
MUS 114, 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training I, II (2-2) 4 SH
MUS 230, 231 Music History & Literature I, II (3-3) 6 SH
MUS 182, 183 Applied Music 1-1) 2 SH
Music Performance Ensembles (.5-.5-.5-.5) 2 SH
_______

Total 18 SH

  • To be considered for admission into the music minor program at WestConn, a student must be enrolled in an academic major other than music and must formally audition for the Department of Music.
  • A completed "Minor in Music Application Form" (available at the music office, White Hall 128) must be submitted to the music department chair.
  • Upon successful completion of the requirements listed above, the student must notify the Registrar's Office that this minor should be included on his/her official transcript.

Recital, Concert and Convocation

All music students are required to enroll in MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire. MUS 113 meets each Monday and Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall or designated studio performance areas. Students are required to attend no fewer than seventy-five percent of all recitals and master classes. In addition, students are required to attend five additional concerts during each semester. Programs from these concerts are to be turned in at the end of each semester during juries.

Piano Proficiency

All students enrolled in the bachelor of science in music education, bachelor of music in performance (vocal and instrumental), or bachelor of music (jazz studies option) must complete piano proficiency requirements in their area as follows:

Bachelor of Science in Music Education-MED 125, 126; MED 225, 226 or equivalent
Bachelor of Music in Performance-MED 125, 126; MED 225, 226 or equivalent
Bachelor of Music (jazz studies option)-MED 125, 126, MUS 216, 217 or equivalent

Juries

All students enrolled in applied music courses are required to present a jury at the end of each semester, unless they are presenting a recital or a sophomore barrier at the end of the semester in question. Students must fill-out a jury assessment form with complete information regarding repertoire studied during each semester of study. Jury assessment forms are available in the Department of Music office. Completed jury assessment forms, with faculty observations and comments, are available for student review in the Department of Music office in the semester immediately following each jury.

Sophomore Barrier

All students enrolled in the bachelor of science in music education program, the bachelor of music in performance program, or the bachelor of music (jazz studies option) must pass, at the end of the sophomore year, a sophomore barrier jury on their major instrument/voice. This must be done prior to enrollment in upper division applied music courses (MUS 390/391/392/393). Please see the WCSU Department of Music Student Handbook for specific requirements for the sophomore barrier.

Note: Students may attempt the sophomore barrier a second time if unsuccessful the first time. Failure to pass the sophomore barrier a second time will preclude a student from continuing in the chosen degree program. It is at this time that the department will submit a strong recommendation for a change of major track to a bachelor of arts in music, or a completely different major in another department.

Applied Music Courses

Applied music courses are open to students enrolled in a music degree program (BA, BM, BS) or the music minor. All students must pass an entrance audition (Please see the Department of Music Student Handbook or go to www.wcsu.edu/music for specific requirements for entrance auditions) prior to enrolling in a music degree program. The specific course numbers vary with the student's degree program as follows:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music: MUS 180, MUS 181 (4 Semesters)
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education: MUS 180, 181 (4 Semesters); MUS 390, 391(3 Semesters)
  • Bachelor of Music (Performance): MUS 186, 187(4 Semesters); MUS 392, 393 (4 Semesters)
  • Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies option): MUS 186, 187 (4 Semesters); MUS 392, 393 (4 Semesters)

Part-time music students (majors and minors) enrolled in applied music study during the academic year are required to pay a "special" applied music fee as follows:

MUS 180/181/390/391 or 182/183 (half-hour lessons) - $320
MUS 186/187/392/393 (hour lessons) - $640

All full/part-time music students (majors or minors) must pay the above fee during summer sessions.

Secondary Applied Lessons

Students enrolled in the bachelor of music in performance and the bachelor of music (jazz studies option) degree programs may enroll in a secondary applied area on a limited basis during their junior year. The following criteria must be met:

a. An exemplary academic and performance record with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

b. Approval from the primary applied instructor, as well as from the applied instructor of the secondary area.

c. Administrative approval by department chair.

Note: Students taking a secondary instrument may enroll in MUS 182/183 for a maximum of 2 semesters. They are subject to the additional fee of $320 for a half-hour lesson.

Recital requirements

Students in all music programs must present at least one performance each semester at the Monday and Wednesday recitals (at the discretion of the applied instructor).

Junior Recital

Students in the bachelor of music (performance) and bachelor of music (jazz studies option) must present a half-hour recital during their junior year. Recital repertoire is selected after careful consultation with the student's applied instructor. A pre-recital hearing must be performed at least four weeks prior to the recital. Please refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook for further information concerning proper procedures for the junior recital.

Senior Recital

Students in the bachelor of music in performance and bachelor of music (jazz studies option) must present an hour-long recital during their senior year. Recital repertoire is selected after careful consultation with the student's applied instructor. A pre-recital hearing must be performed at least four weeks prior to the event. Please refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook for further information concerning proper procedures for the senior recital.

Note: Any bachelor of science in music education major wishing to present a final recital must register for the junior recital during the last semester of applied music study and must conform to the requirements for junior recitals as specified in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

Ensemble Requirements By Degree

WCSU Ensembles

MUS 190 New Horizons Band
MUS 191 Symphonic Band
MUS 192 Orchestra
MUS 193 Piano Ensemble
MUS 195 Concert Choir
MUS 280 Wind Ensemble
MUS 281 Opera Ensemble
MUS 282 Guitar Ensemble
MUS 283 Jazz Guitar Ensemble
MUS 287 Saxophone Quartet
MUS 289 Chamber Jazz
MUS 290 Chamber Percussion
MUS 291 Chamber Strings
MUS 292 Chamber Brass
MUS 293 Chamber Woodwinds
MUS 294 Chamber Singers
MUS 295 Modern Chorale
MUS 296 Jazz Ensemble
MUS 297 Clarinet Quartet
MUS 388 Frankensax
MUS 396 Jazz Orchestra
MUS 397 New Music Ensemble
MUS 999 Woodwind Quintet

Major Ensembles

Decided by audition and advisement. The following list outlines the major and secondary ensemble requirements by degree and instrument. The first line indicates major ensemble requirements followed by the secondary/chamber ensemble requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Voice 4 Semesters of 195
Percussion 4 Semesters of 191, 192 or 280
Woodwind 4 Semesters of 191, 192 or 280
Brass 4 Semesters of 191, 192 or 280
Piano 4 Semesters of 195, 289, 296 or 396
Guitar 4 Semesters of 195, 282, 283, 289, 296 or 396
String 4 Semesters of 191, 192, 280, 289, 296 or 396

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Voice 7 Semesters of 195
  5 Semesters (at least 3 of 281, and 2 of 289, 294, 295 or 397)
Percussion 7 Semesters of 191,192 or 280
  5 Semesters (at least 3 of 290 and 2 of 195)
Woodwind 7 Semesters of 191,192 or 280
  5 Semesters (at least 3 of 289, 293, 297, 999, 287, 288, 296, 396, 397 and 2 of 195)
Brass 7 Semesters of 191,192 or 280
  5 Semesters (at least 3 of 289, 292, 296, 396, 397 and 2 of 195)
Piano/Organ 7 Semesters of 195, 296 or 396
  5 Semesters (3 of MUS 170, 171, 172 and/or 173, at least 2 of 193, 281, 289, 288 or 397)
String 7 Semesters of 191,192 or 280
  5 Semesters (3 of 289, 291, 296, 396, or 397, and at least 2 of 195)
Guitar 7 Semesters of 195
  5 Semesters (at least 3 of 282 and 2 of 281, 283, 289, 294, 295, 296, 396 or 397)

Bachelor of Music

Voice 8 semesters of 195
  6 semesters of 281, 2 semesters of 294 or 295
Percussion 8 semesters of 191, 192 or 280
  6 semesters of 290, 2 semesters of 195
Woodwind 8 semesters of 191, 192 or 280
  6 semesters of 287, 293, 297, 388, 397 or 999, 2 semesters of 195
Brass 8 semesters of 191, 192 or 280
  6 semesters of 292, 2 semesters of 195
Piano 8 semesters of 193 and/or 195
  2 semesters of 281, 4 semesters of 170-173
  piano accom., 2 semesters of others
Guitar 8 semesters of 282
  2 semesters of 195, 6 semesters of others
String 8 semesters of 191, 192 and/or 280
  2 semesters of 195, 4 semesters of 29, 2 semesters of others

Bachelor of Music (Jazz Option)

Major Ensemble-Decided by Audition and Advisement

Jazz Voice 289, 295, 296 and/or 396 8 SH
Jazz Piano 289, 296 and/or 396 8 SH
Jazz Guitar 283, 289, 296 and/or 396 8 SH
Jazz Woodwind 289, 296 and/or 396 8 SH
Jazz Brass 289, 296 and/or 396 8 SH
Jazz Percussion 289, 296 and/or 396 8 SH
Jazz String 289, 296 and/or 396 8 SH

Minor Ensemble-Decided by Audition and Advisement

Jazz Voice 195 and/or 294 6 SH
  281 2 SH
Jazz Piano 193, 289, 295 and/or 388 6 SH
  195 2 SH
Jazz Guitar 282, 283, 289, 295 or 388 6 SH
  195 2 SH
Jazz Woodwind 191, 192 and/or 280 4 SH
  195, 289, 293, 295, 287, 388 and/or 999 4 SH
Jazz Brass 191 and/or 192 4 SH
  195, 280, 289, 292, 295 4 SH
Jazz Percussion 191, 192, 280 and/or 290 4 SH
  195, 288, 289 and/or 295 4 SH
Jazz String 191, 192 and/or 280 4 SH
  195, 289, 295 and/or 280 4 SH

These requirements reflect the minimum ensemble requirement; however, every semester, all full-time music majors must perform in a major ensemble. Any additional ensemble credit (in excess of the minimum) will be applied as elective credit. Members of performing groups are required to furnish their own concert attire as defined by each ensemble director in the course syllabus.

Equivalency Examinations

Equivalency exams in theory, music reading, dictation and harmony are given at the beginning of each semester; and students who pass the exam may move on to the next level. For more information, please contact the department chair the semester before you plan to take the exam.

Note: Students who test to the next level must still meet the minimum credit requirements for their degree. Advanced placement does not include a waiver of class credit.


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