Department of Music

Chair
102 Fine Arts Building
(901) 881-7400

Faculty

Donald A. Anthony, Michael J. Caldwell, John W. Dougherty, E.J. Eaton, Dwight D. Gatwood, Ernest Harriss, Michael A. Hernon, Barbara A. Jones, Kevin Lambert, Nancy A. Mathesen, Earl Norwood, Christina Powers, Thomas J. Ruess

Accreditation

UT Martin is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and all programs in music are nationally accredited by that organization. The degree program in Music Education is also accredited by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Mission and Goals

The mission and goals of the Department of Music support those of the university and the school through excellence in teaching, creating, producing, performing, and studying the art of music. The primary goals of the department are:

Facilities

The Fine Arts Building, opened in 1970, is a modern and attractive facility which provides teaching and rehearsal spaces for the theatre and music programs. The music section contains fifteen teaching studios, 21 practice rooms, an electronic piano laboratory, a choral/recital hall, and instrumental rehearsal hall, and a music technology/graphic design studio. The 500-seat Harriet Fulton Performing Arts Theatre is the setting for concerts, recitals, theatrical productions, and dance performances as well as events in the visiting artists series.

Scholarships

Music scholarships are available for students majoring in music and are awarded by audition on the basis of promising performance and academic success. These generally range from $200 to $800 per year and are renewable until graduation providing that renewal criteria are met. The Harriet Fulton Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding music major.

Band scholarships are available to both music majors and majors in other disciplines who participate in the band program. These scholarships range from $500 to $700 per year and are renewable.

Information and application materials may be obtained by contacting the chair of the Department of Music or the director of bands.

Student Organizations

Participation in performance organizations is open to all students regardless of academic major. Music ensembles include the University Singers, New Pacer Singers, Choral Society, Opera Theatre, Piano Ensemble, Skyhawk Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Pep Bands, and Jazz Band as well as Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Ensembles.

The department houses two chapters of national professional music fraternities: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (men) and Sigma Alpha lota (women). These organizations emphasize professionalism, creativity, and service in music. A student chapter of the Music Educators National Conference is active in preparing students to enter the teaching profession in music by participation in state, regional, and national conferences.

Curricula

Bachelor of Music with a Major in Music

The Bachelor of Music curriculum is designed to provide the gifted student with training and knowledge essential for teaching, graduate study and/or a career as a performer or studio teacher. The major provides a Performance option and a Music Education option. The Performance option includes an emphasis in guitar, instrumental, instrumental pedagogy, piano, piano pedagogy, or voice. The option in Music Education provides professional training leading to state licensure to teach music in the public schools--Kindergarten through 12th grade. Licensure emphases in Instrumental Music and Vocal/General Music are available.

Admission to the Bachelor of Music degree program is granted only after successful completion of a performance audition. In addition to the requirements listed below, Bachelor of Music students are required to participate successfully in ensembles as specified and to fulfill recital attendance requirements each semester of residence.

Performance Option

General Education (34 semester hours)

Major (42-43 semester hours) Hours

Supporting Courses (42 semester hours)

Professional Enhancement (15 hours)

Music Education Option

General Education (35 hours)

Eng 111, 112 English Composition -- 6
Hist 121, 122 Development of World Civilization or Hist 201, 202 History of the U.S -- 6
Music 111 Masterpieces of Music -- 3
Mathematics 100-level or above -- 3
Comm 230 Public Speaking -- 3
Astron, Chem, Geol, Physics Elective -- 4
Natural Science Elective -- 4
Social Sciences Electives -- 3
Humanities Electives -- 3

Major (35-36 hours)

Mus App 301, 302, 303, or 304 Class Instruction (Instruments) -- 4
Mus App 495 Senior Recital -- 2
Mus Ed 310 General Music -- 3
Instrumental Music K-12 licensure emphasis:

Vocal/General Music K-12 licensure emphasis:

Supporting Courses (45 hours)

Music 121, 122, 221, 222 Music Theory I and II -- 12
Music 123, 124, 223, 224 Aural Skills I and II -- 4
Music 161-162 Diction for Singers (voice principle applied only) -- 2
Music 321 Orchestration -- 3
Music 341, 342 Music History and Literature -- 6
Music 350 Basic Conducting -- 2
Music 410 Technology in Music -- 3
Music 421 Counterpoint and Composition -- 2
Music 422 Form in Music -- 2
Spec Ed 300 Exceptional Child -- 3
Tchr Ed 301-302 Fnd of Ed/Teaching Strategies -- 6

Professional Enhancement (17 hours)

Mus Ed 211 Introduction to Teaching Music -- 1
Mus Ed 400 Senior Seminar in Music Education -- 3
Mus Ed 471 Student Teaching in Music - K-6 -- 6
Mus Ed 472 Student Teaching in Music - 7-12 -- 6
Mus Ed 473 Seminar in Teaching Music -- 1

Total Minimum Hours Required: 132 hours plus ensemble and recital attendance requirements. (See SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MUSIC MAJORS.)

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees with a major in Music are designed for students who desire concentrated study in music as a major part of a broader education. Minors in areas such as business, computer science, electrical engineering technology, and other areas are available although a minor is not required. The B.A. and B.S. degree programs are completely self-fulfilling; however, some students may intend to pursue further studies in music at the graduate level.

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program in music is granted only after successful completion of a performance audition. In addition to the courses listed below, B.A. and B.S. music students are required to participate successfully in ensembles as specified and to fulfill recital attendance requirements each semester of residence.

General Education (76-78 semester hours)

Anthro 495 Math 420
Biol 331 Phil 430
Eng 320 Pol Sci 423
French 360 Psych 350
Geog 380 Rel St 301
Geol 341 Soc 304
German 330 Spanish 360

MUSICIANSHIP (29 semester hours)
HOURS

Music 111 Masterpieces of Music -- 3
Music 121, 122, 221, 222 Music Theory I and ll -- 12
Music 123, 124, 223, 224 Aural Skills I and ll -- 4
Music 341, 342 Music History and Literature -- 6
Music 421 Counterpoint and Composition -- 2
Music 422 Form in Music -- 2

Music Electives and Performance (25 semester hours)

Total hours required:

Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music: 132
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Music: 130

Plus recital attendance and ensemble participation. (See below SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MUSIC MAJORS.)

Special Requirements for Music Majors

Ensembles

Music majors are required to participate successfully in ensembles each semester of residence (i.e., full-time enrollment) as specified below.

  1. Music Education Option. Students in the Instrumental curriculum are required to participate in band (Marching/Symphonic) and students in the Vocal/General Music curriculum in University Singers.
  2. Performance and Pedagogy Options. Successful participation in Piano Ensemble (Piano/Piano Pedagogy options), University Singers (Voice option), or Symphonic Band-when offered-or other instrumental ensemble (Instrumental/instrumental Pedagogy options). Guitar majors will select from instrumental or vocal ensembles after consultation with the chair of the department.
  3. Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Majors. Voice principal applied students are required to participate in University Singers. Other B.A. or B.S. students will fulfill this requirement by participation in ensembles of their choice.

Recital Attendance

Music majors are required to successfully complete Recital (Mus App 110, 310) each semester of residence as follows:

  1. Music Education Option. Seven semesters (i.e., each semester except the student teaching term.)
  2. Performance and Pedagogy Options and B.A. or B.S. Majors. Eight semesters.

Recital Performance

Music majors are required to perform a specified number of times on recital each semester in which they are enrolled for their principle applied study until the senior recital requirement has been fulfilled. This requirement may be waived by the applied music teacher for the first semester of study. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a grade of Incomplete for the applied music course until made up.

Specific requirements by area and hours credit of applied music are as follows:

  1. Voice: 2 hrs., 2 performances; 4 hrs., 3 performances
  2. Others: 2 hrs., 1 performance; 3-4 hrs., 2 performances

Minor in Music

The minor in Music consists of the following:    

In addition to the above requirements the minor must enroll in four semesters of a music ensemble to be selected after consultation with the chair of the music department.

Total hours required: 23-27.


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