Department of Music

Dr. Kevin J. Lambert, Chair
102 Fine Arts Building
(901) 881-7402

Faculty

Steven D. Davis, John W. Dougherty, Dwight D. Gatwood, Ernest Harriss, Michael A. Hernon, Kevin J. Lambert, Nancy A. Mathesen, Earl Norwood, Jimmilou R. Rushing

Mission

The Department of Music's mission is to provide excellence in teaching, research, creative endeavor and service through the discipline of music. The Department seeks to: maintain a supportive, concerned relationship with its students; provide outreach through performance, consulting, adjudication, and advocacy to the campus community, region and, when feasible, beyond; provide for the educational needs of music majors and minors and the general university student; review its programs, activities and curricula on a regular basis in order to meet the changing needs of students; serve as a resource to music professionals and organizations in the region; attract and retain quality music students; establish and maintain a visible presence at professional meetings, conferences and competitions, and fill leadership roles in professional organizations; make the community and region aware of its programs, activities and curricula; and continually define what constitutes excellence for its individual faculty positions, striving to improve to that level.

Expected Outcomes

Music majors will be able to:

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 of 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, an 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 (2720)

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 (2722), instrumental (2723), instrumental pedagogy (2724), piano (2726), piano pedagogy (2727), or voice (2729). 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 (2728) and Vocal/General Music (2725) 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 Arts with a Major in Music (2710)

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Music is designed for students who desire concentrated study in music as the central part of a broader education. The degree provides a significant music component, a general education core, plus a large body of free electives that could be applied toward other programs. Students seeking the B.A. in Music degree will develop a free electives program of study in consultation with their advisor. The Department of Music Curriculum Committee must approve the program and any subsequent changes to it.

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

MUSICIANSHIP (30 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 320 or 420 Advanced Theory I or II -- 3
Music 323 Composition and Improvisation -- 1
Music 341, 342 Music History and Literature -- 6
Music 440 Senior Project in Music --1

Music Performance (12 semester hours)

Applied Music: Six semesters of lower division private study -- 6
Class Piano or Vlass Voice (piano majors take voice, all others piano) -- 4
Music 350 Basic Conducting -- 2

General Education (32 semester hours)

English 111-112 English Composition -- 6
Communications 230 Public Speaking -- 3
Mathematics 100 level or above -- 3
Social Science (any two classes) -- 6
Biological/Physical Science (any two classes) -- 8
Humanities (any two non-music classes) -- 6

Free Electives (46 semester hours)

(At least twenty-one hours of free electives must be upper division. Music ensembles and recital class may not be used toward the free elective hours.)


Total hours required:
Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music: 120

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 Band­when offered­or 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 Majors. Voice principle applied students are required to participate in University Singers. Other B.A. students will fulfill this requirement by participation in ensembles of their choice.

Music Theory

Before they may take Music 121 Music Theory, all music majors must either pass the music theory entrance exam or earn a grade of C or better in Music 120 Fundamentals of Music. The first time a music major fails to make a grade of C or better in Music 120 they must take Music 100 Topics in Music Theory, before they may attempt Music 120 again.

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. 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.

Courses Offered by Department of Music


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