Department of Music

Dr. Kevin J. Lambert, Chair
102 Fine Arts Building
(901) 587-7402

Faculty

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

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 Department of Music supports the mission of the university through the discipline in music. The faculty of the department pursues this mission through excellence in teaching, research, creative endeavor, and service. 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 15 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 through the fourth year of study 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. New Pacer Singers scholarships are available to both music and non-music majors by audition. They are approximately $350 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)

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

Major (35-36 hours)

Applied Music 301, 302, 303, or 304 Class Instruction (Instruments) -- 4
Applied Music 495 Senior Recital -- 2
Music Education 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
Special Education 300 Exceptional Child -- 3
Teacher Education 301-302 Fnd of Ed/Teaching Strategies -- 6

Professional Enhancement (17 hours)

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

Anthropology 495 Mathematics 420
Biology 331 Philosophy 430
English 320 Political Science 423
French 360 Psychology 350
Geography 380 Religious Studies 301
Geology 341 Sociology 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 II-- 12
Music 123, 124, 223, 224 Aural Skills I and II-- 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 (Applied Music 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 Department of Music.

Total hours required: 23-27.


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