Music

Dan Goble, Chair
        gobled@wcsu.edu

        Midtown campus, White Hall 126

        (203)-837-8354
        (203) 837-8630 (fax)

Kevin Isaacs, Associate Chair
        isaacsk@wcsu.edu
        White Hall 121, Midtown campus
        (203) 837-8355
        (203) 837-8630 (fax)
Deborah Del Vecchio, Department Secretary
        delvecchiod@wcsu.edu
        White Hall 128, Midtown campus
        (203) 837-8350
        (203) 837-8630 (fax)
        www.wcsu.edu/music

Faculty
D. Goble, Chair, Saxophone, Chamber Music
K. Isaacs, Assoc. Chair, Graduate Coordinator, Theory and Composition, Choral Ensembles
M. Astrup, Voice, Opera Ensemble
W. Ball, Coordinator of Music Education
J. Begian, Coordinator of Jazz Studies
M. Callaghan, Horn, Music History, Music Theory
R. Hirshfield, Piano, Music Theory
L. Jacobsen, Voice, Music Education, Choral Ensembles
F. Jiménez, Trombone, Conducting, Instrumental Ensembles
E. Lewis, Violin, Chamber Music, Music History, Orchestra
*A. Rodgers, Tuba, Chamber Music, Music Theory, Conducting
D. Smith, Percussion, Chamber Music
K. Walker, Flute, Chamber Music, Music History, Music Education

* Special Appointment 2008-2009

Adjunct Faculty
A. Beals, Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Studies
C. Chase, Voice
R. Clymer, Trumpet
G. Cuffari, Bassoon, Chamber Music
C. Finckle, Cello
M. Giampietro, World Music
A. Lafreniere, Classical Guitar
P. Lutnes, Class Piano
L. Metcalf, Music History and Appreciation, Jazz Studies
C. Mansfield, Student Teaching Supervision
C. Morrison, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Studies
J. Oviedo, Saxophone, Chamber Music
S. Roberts, Organ
D. Ruffels, Bass, Jazz Studies
D. Scott, Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Studies
J. Siegel, Jazz Percussion, Jazz Studies
J. Smith, Cello, Music Education
J. S. Smith, Music Education
P. Smith, Percussion
M. Snyder, Oboe, Chamber Music
J. Sternberg, Clarinet, Chamber Music
D. Straub, Secondary Methods, Music Education
K. Theisen, Keyboards
P. Tomlinson, Jazz Piano, Jazz Studies
R. Weidlich, Voice
D. Weisz, Jazz Trombone, Jazz Studies
D. Westervelt, World Music
G. Winters, Music Technology

Overview
Western Connecticut State University is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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. The faculty and staff of the department strive to meet the educational needs of a diverse student body through instruction, performance, scholarship and public service. Additionally, the department fosters the highest standards of teaching and research in its undergraduate and graduate programs and supports the establishment and continuation of a just and moral society through its own accomplishments, the work of its faculty and staff and the achievements of its graduates.

Goals
The primary goals of the Department of Music are:

• To provide a professional education for music majors that 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, performance, and basic skills courses, thus developing an informed group of advocates and affirming that music is an integral part of a classic liberal arts education;

• To provide for and to enrich the cultural and educational life of the campus, city, state, and region through excellence in instruction, research, performance and composition; and

• To support collaborations between music and related disciplines, and to cultivate and apply new approaches to performance, scholarship and education.

Objectives for Music Majors

1. Students will meet standards of musical performance (through applied music studies, ensembles and master classes) in accordance with NASM guidelines.

2. Students will demonstrate competence in content-based areas of music history, theory, pedagogy, music technology and analysis.

3. Students will demonstrate competence in skill-based areas of ear training/sight singing,improvisation, composition, keyboard competency and conducting.

4. Additionally, music education students will demonstrate competence in planning, instructing and assessing student learning (for PK-12 students).

Admission Auditions for all Music Degree 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 for the university, school and department.

2. Perform and pass an audition, in person or through electronic media, for members of the faculty. The student, through this audition, must exhibit the standards and skill sets required for entry into the Department of Music, including:

a. The ability to read and interpret standard musical notation.

b. The ability to produce an acceptable tone quality on one’s instrument or voice commensurate with entrance into the liberal arts program, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or one of two professional degree programs, the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) at the collegiate level.

c. The ability to accurately perform basic fundamentals associated with one’s instrument or voice, such as:

i. clear and focused tone quality;

ii. a clear and precise rhythmic concept;

iii. an understanding of the interpretation of musical line;

iv. acceptable intonation;

v. an understanding of the appropriate style of the selection; and,

vi. clear and precise articulation/diction.

d. The ability to accurately perform repertoire on one’s instrument or voice commensurate with entrance into a liberal arts (B.A.) or professional degree program (B.M. or B.S.) at the collegiate level.

3. Take and receive a passing score on a sight singing/ear training examination. (This examination will be used for entrance.)

4. Take a music theory placement examination. (This examination is for placement only.)

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

Transfer Admissions
All students wishing to transfer into any degree program in music at WCSU must meet the criteria listed above, including those currently attending institutions holding articulation agreements with WCSU. All transfer applicants will be assessed in the areas of applied music, keyboard competency, music history, music theory, and sight-singing/ear-training to determine eligibility for matriculation as well as for transfer credits that may be accepted in individual coursework.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
Credit for AP testing will be accepted as follows:

Grade of 5 on AP Theory Test-MUS 108 Music Theory I
(2 SH)) (matriculated music majors); or
MUS 105 Music Essentials (3 SH) (non-music majors)

Grade of 4 on AP Theory Test-MUS 105 Music Essentials
(3 SH).

Note: The Department of Music recommends taking MUS 108 Music Theory even if AP credit is granted.

DEGREE PROGRAMS
Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Bachelor of Music
Options:
      B.M. in Performance (Vocal and Instrumental)
      B.M. in Jazz Studies

Master of Science in Music Education
Information on the Master of Science (M.S.) in Music Education and the music “Certification Only” program can be found on the web at www.wcsu.edu/music and in the WCSU Graduate Catalog.

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. Goals for the B.A. in Music include the following:

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

2. To increase the student’s understanding and appreciation of the arts in relation to society, thus encouraging their lifelong advocacy of the arts.

3. To allow students to maintain an emphasis on music while further exploring other academic interests.

4. To foster intellectual curiosity.

5. To encourage students to seek breadth and variety in their educational pursuits to aid them in securing employment in the ever-changing global economy.

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 exercise science 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 125, 126, 225, 226 Keyboard Competency I-IV
       MUS 182, 183 Applied Music (4 semesters)
       MUS 208, 209 Music Theory III, IV
       MUS 210, 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III & IV
       MUS 230, 231 Music History & Literature I & II
       Minimum of Four Semesters Hours of Performing Groups
       Music electives (12 sem. hrs. total)

Course Restrictions
For a complete list of prerequisites, corequisites and other restrictions for all courses, please consult the Course Description section of this catalog.

Recommended sequenc:e
First 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 182 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 126 Keyboard Competency II
       MUS 183 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 225 Keyboard Competency III
       MUS 208 Music Theory III
       MUS 210 Sight Singing/Ear Training III
       MUS 230 Music History and Literature I
       MUS 182 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 226 Keyboard Competency IV
       MUS 231 Music History and Literature II
       MUS 183 Applied Music
       Performing groups

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC EDUCATION (B.S.)
The B.S. in Music Education degree leads to provisional PK-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 traditional ensembles, jazz and contemporary ensembles, conducting, form & analysis, music history, music of diverse cultures, pedagogy, music technology, composition, improvisation and professional development.

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

Self-declared music education majors must maintain a GPA of 2.67 or higher upon the completion of 60 credits of course work in order to remain a self-declared education major. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be notified by the dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Students must achieve a GPA of 2.8 or higher in order to be accepted into all professional education programs as candidates for teacher certification.

Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Music Education - Certification PK-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:
First Year

Fall Semester
       MUS 108 Music Theory I
       MUS 114 Sight Singing/Ear Training I
       MUS 125 Keyboard Comp. I
       MUS 180 Applied Music
       MUS 113 Convocation/Recital Repertoire
       Large ensemble
       Small ensemble
       COM 160, 161, or 162 Communication
       Writing intensive course (W)
       PSY 100 Intro to Psychology

Spring Semester
      MUS 109 Music Theory II
      MUS 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training II
      MUS 126 Keyboard Comp. II
      MUS 181 Applied Music
      MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
      Large ensemble
      Small ensemble
      *** MED 100 Voice Workshop
      MED 206 Intro to Music Education
      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
      MUS 225 Keyboard Comp. III
      MUS 180 Applied Music
      MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
      Large ensemble
      Small ensemble
     *ED 206 Intro to Education
     MUS 230 Music History & Lit. I
     *** MED 103 Brass Workshop
     HIS 101 American Perspectives

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

Junior Year (Professional Program—Part I)
Fall Semester
      MUS 318 Music Technology
      MUS 317 Form & Analysis
      *** MED 102 Woodwinds: Single Reed
      MUS 320 Basic Conducting
      MUS 390 Applied Music
      MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
      Large ensemble
      Small ensemble
      Social and behavioral science course elective
      Humanities course elective

Spring Semester
     *** MED 108 Woodwinds: Double Reed
     **MED 303 Elementary Music Methods
     **MED 304 Elementary Professional Development School Experience
     MED 316 Arranging
     MED 104 World Music in the Classroom
     MUS 321 Choral Conducting OR
     MUS 322 Instrumental Conducting
     MUS 391 Applied Music
     MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
     Large ensemble
     Small ensemble
     Social & behavioral science course elective
     Computer Science or Math course elective

Senior Year (Professional Program—Part II)
Fall Semester
      **EPY 405 Introduction to Special Education
      **MED 353 Secondary Music Methods
      **MED 354 Secondary Professional Development School Experience
      *** MED 105 Strings
      MUS 390 Applied Music
      w/MUS 113 Convocation, Recital Repertoire
      Large ensemble
      Small ensemble
      Social and behavioral science course elective
      MUS 214 Half Recital (optional, but recommended))

Spring Semester
      **MED 320 Student Teaching w/**MED/ED 340 Assessment of Teaching Strategies

*Minimum grade of "B" required.
**Students must have been accepted into the Professional Program to register for these courses.
*** Or other MED workshop course in consultation with adviser.

Special Music Education Requirements:

1. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each of the following courses for all music education majors:

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 206 Introduction to Music Education
MED 303 Elementary Music Methods
MED 304 Elementary Professional Development
MED 316 Arranging
MED 353 Secondary Music Methods
MED 354 Secondary Professional Development School Experience

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
PSY 100 Intro to Psychology
Lab Science 4 SH

3. Apply and meet the criteria for professional program acceptance and present a minimum grade of “B” in each of the following courses:

EPY 204 Adolescent Development in the School
ED 206 Introduction to Education
HPX 215 Health Issues in the Schools

4. Students applying for acceptance into the professional program must have passed the following music courses:

MUS 108, 109 Music Theory I & II
MUS 113, 114 Sight Singing/Ear Training I & II
MUS 125, 126, 225, 226 Keyboard Competency I, II, III & IV
MUS 180, 181 Applied Music (4 semesters)
MUS 208, 209 Music Theory III, IV
MUS 210, 211 Sight Singing, Ear Training III, IV
MED 206 Intro. to Music Education (Must earn a “C” or better)

5. The following deadline dates must be met by students applying for professional teacher education program acceptance. The deadline date for fall semester admittance into the professional teacher education program is April 1 and the deadline date for spring semesteradmittance is Nov. 1.

6. During their senior year, students will enter the student teaching phase of the program, at which time all major course requirements must be completed. In order to register for student teaching, music education majors must present at least a 2.8 GPA 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 in the Office of Education and Educational Psychology (E&EP) in Westside 249 and approved by the appropriate music education adviser, must be filed with the chairperson of the E&EP department during the semester just prior to the student teaching semester. The applications must be submitted by noon on April 1 for the following fall semester and noon on Nov. 1 for the spring semester. The student teaching requirement for music consists of two 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.

7. 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 GPA in academic and professional required courses to graduate as a music education major.

8. 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 (TWO DEGREE OPTIONS)

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE
(B.M.): VOCAL OR INSTRUMENTAL

This degree option 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.

Goals for the B.M. in Performance degree option include:

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

2. To give students a comprehensive musical education which includes experiences in traditional ensembles, jazz and contemporary ensembles, conducting, form & analysis, music history, music of diverse cultures, pedagogy, music technology, composition, improvisation and professional development.

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

4. To prepare students for the academic rigor and professional performance level required 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: B.M. in Performance
Completion of a minimum of 125 (instrumental) or 127 (vocal) semester hours in general education, the exercise science requirements, and the requirements applying to the specific major within the degree as outlined in the official program sheet, available from the student’s adviser.
     MUS 103 World Music
     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 186, 187 Applied Music (4 semesters)
     MUS 208, 209 Music Theory III, IV
     MUS 210, 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III, IV
     MUS 214 Half 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 Full Recital
     MUS 392, 393 Applied Music (4 semesters)
     Repertoire courses in applied field (2)
     Music history era course (1)
     Six hours minimum electives with departmental approval

Recommended sequence:
First 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
      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
      MUS 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 IV
      MUS 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training IV
      MUS 226 Keyboard Competency IV
      MUS 231 Music History and Literature II
      MUS 187 Applied Music
      Performing groups

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN JAZZ STUDIES (B.M.)
This degree option 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. Goals for the B.M. in Jazz Studies degree 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 theory, arranging, composition, and improvisation necessary to succeed in the industry.

3. To give students a comprehensive musical education which includes experiences in traditional ensembles, jazz and contemporary ensembles, conducting, form & analysis, music history, music of diverse cultures, pedagogy, music technology, composition, improvisation and professional development.

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

5. To prepare students for the academic rigor and professional performance level required 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: B.M. in Jazz Studies
Completion of a minimum of 127 semester hours in general education, the exercise science requirements, and the requirements applying to the specific major within the degree as outlined in the official programs sheet, available from the student’s adviser.

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 Half 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 Full Recital
      MUS 392, 393 Applied Music (4 semesters)

Recommended sequence:
First 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
To be considered for admission to the 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. An average GPA of 2.30 in all minor courses must be maintained to fulfill the requirements of the minor. Forms for applying for this minor area of study can be obtained in the Office of the Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, Higgins Annex, Room 105, or in the Office of the Department of Music, White Hall, Room 128.

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 Credits 18 SH

• A completed “Minor in Music Application Form” (available in the Office of the Department of Music, White Hall 128) must be submitted to the Department of Music 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.

MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
All music students are required to enroll in MUS 113, Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire. MUS 113 meets each Monday and Wednesday at noon in Ives Concert Hall or designated studio performance areas. Students are required to attend no fewer than 80 percent of all recitals and one hundred percent of all 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 B.S. in Music Education, B.M. in Performance (vocal and instrumental), B.M. in Jazz Studies, or B.A. in music programs must complete piano proficiency requirements in their area as follows:

Bachelor of Science in Music Education-MUS 125, 126; MUS 225, 226; and/or pass Piano Proficiency Exam

Bachelor of Music in Performance-MUS 125, 126; MUS 225, 226; and/or passPiano Proficiency Exam

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies-MUS 125, 126; MUS 216, 217; and/or pass Piano Proficiency Exam

Bachelor of Arts in Music-MUS 125, 126; MUS 225, 226; OR pass Piano Proficiency Exam

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 degree recital or a sophomore barrier at the end of the semester in question. (Students performing degree recitals will be assessed for sight-reading and scale/rudiment proficiency only at their jury.) 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, as well as video and or/audio recordings of the assessment 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 B.S. in Music Education, the B.M. in Performance, or the B.M. in Jazz Studies programs must pass a Sophomore Barrier Jury on their major instrument/voice, as well as pass proficiency examinations in keyboard competency and sight-singing. Passing of the Sophomore Barrier Jury and proficiency examinations in keyboard competency and sight-singing is required prior to enrollment in upper division applied music courses (MUS 390/391; MUS 392/393).
        

Please see the WCSU Department of Music Handbook (www.wcsu.edu/music) for specific requirements for the sophomore barrier.
       

Students may take their sophomore barrier jury if the following criteria have been met:

1. Passing grade (for the specific major) in four semesters of 100-level applied music.

2. Passing grade (for the specific major) in four semesters of Music Theory (MUS 108, 109, 208, 209).

3. Passing grade (for the specific major) in four semesters of Sight Singing and Ear Training (MUS 114, 115, 210, 211).

4. Passing grade (for the specific major) in four semesters
of Keyboard Competency (BS, BM Performance: MUS 125, 126, 225, 226); (BM Jazz Studies: MUS 125, 125, 216, 217).

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 different major in another department.

Applied Music Courses
Applied music courses are open to students enrolled in a music degree program (B.A., B.M., B.S.) 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 any music degree program. The specific course numbers vary with the student’s degree program as follows:

• Bachelor of Arts in Music: MUS 182, MUS 183
(4 Semesters)

• Bachelor of Science in Music Education: MUS 180, 181 (4 Semesters); MUS 390, 391 (3 Semesters)

• Bachelor of Music in Performance: MUS 186, 187 (4 Semesters); MUS 392, 393 (4 Semesters)

• Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies: MUS 186,
187 (4 Semesters); MUS 392, 393 (4 Semesters)

All students taking applied music lessons pay the following fees:

• Half-hour lesson (MUS 182/183): $100 per semester

• Hour lesson (MUS 180/181/186/187/390/391/392/393): $150 per semester

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

Secondary Applied Lessons
Students enrolled in the B.S. in Music Education, the B.M. in Performance and the B.M. in Jazz Studies degree programs may enroll in a secondary applied area during their junior year. To enroll in a secondary applied area, the student must:

A. Pass the Sophomore Barrier Jury on their major instrument or voice.

B. Exhibit an exemplary academic and performance record with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

C. Obtain approval from the primary applied instructor, as well as from the applied instructor of the secondary area.

D. Obtain administrative approval from the department chair.

Note: Students taking a secondary instrument may enroll in MUS 182/183 for a maximum of two semesters. They are subject to the additional fee of $100 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 and/or master classes. Compliance is monitored by area coordinators in jazz studies, brass and percussion, woodwinds, keyboard and strings, and voice. Failure to perform in at least one recital or masterclass in a given semester will result in the lowering of the final grade in Applied Music by one letter grade.

Half Recital
Students in the B.M. in Performance and B.M. in Jazz Studies programs 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 half recital.

Full Recital
Students in the B.M. in Performance and B.M. in Jazz Studies programs 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 full recital.

Note: Any B.S. in Music Education major wishing to present a half recital must register for the half recital during the last semester of applied music study and must conform to the requirements for half recitals as specified in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENTS BY DEGREE
WCSU Ensembles

      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 288 Woodwind Quintet
      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 296 Jazz Ensemble
      MUS 297 Clarinet Quartet
      MUS 388 Frankensax
      MUS 396 Jazz Orchestra
      MUS 397 New Music Ensemble

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 eight semesters of 195
Percussion eight semesters of 191, 192, 195, 280, 289, 290, 296, 388, 396 and/or 397
Woodwind eight semesters of 191, 192, 195, 280, 287, 288, 289, 293, 296, 388, 396 and/or 397
Brass eight semesters of 191, 192, 195, 280, 289, 292, 296, 396 and/or 397
Piano four semesters of 195
combination of 2 SH of MUS 170-173 Piano Accompanying I & II
Guitar eight semesters of 282
String eight semesters of 191, 192, 280, 289, 291, 296, 396 and/or 397

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Voice seven semesters of 195
five semesters of 281, 294 and/or others
Percussion seven semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
three semesters of 289, 290, 296, 388, 396 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
Woodwind seven semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
three semesters of 287, 288, 289, 293, 296, 297, 388, 396 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
Brass seven semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
three semesters of 289, 292, 296, 396 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
Piano/Organ seven semesters of 195
two semesters of 170-173 Piano Accompanying
one semester of 170-173 Piano Accompanying and/or others
Guitar/Jazz Guitar seven semesters of 191, 192, 195, 280, 282, 283, 289, 296, 396 and/or 397
three semesters of 282, 283, 289, 294, 296, 396 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
String seven semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
three semesters of 291
two semesters of 195

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Voice eight semesters of 195
six semesters of 281
two semesters of others
Percussion eight semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
six semesters of 290
two semesters of 195
Woodwind eight semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
six semesters of 287, 288, 289, 293, 297, 388 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
Brass eight semesters of 191, 192 and/or 280
six semesters of 292
two semesters of 195
Piano/Organ eight semesters of 195
combination of 4 SH of MUS 170-173 Piano Accompanying and others
Guitar eight semesters of 282
six semesters of others
two semesters of 195
String eight semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
six semesters of 291
two semesters of 195

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
Major Ensemble-Decided by Audition and Advisement

Jazz Voice eight semesters of 289, 296 and/or 396
six semesters of 195, 294 and/or 397
two semesters of 281
Jazz Guitar eight semesters of 283, 289, 296 and/or 396
six semesters of 282, 283, 289, 388 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
Jazz Piano eight semesters of 289, 296 and/or 396
six semesters of 191, 192, 280, 289, 388 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
Jazz Woodwind eight semesters of 289, 296 and/or 396
two semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
four semesters of 287, 288, 289, 293, 297, 388 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
Jazz Brass eight semesters of 289, 296 and/or 396
two semesters of 191, 192, 280, and/or 397
four semesters of 289, 292 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
Jazz Percussion eight semesters of 289, 296 and/or 396
two semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
four semesters of 289, 290, 388 and/or 397
two semesters of 195
Jazz String eight semesters of 289, 296 and/or 396
two semesters of 191, 192, 280 and/or 397
four semesters of 289, 291, 388 and/or 397
two semesters of 195

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.


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