DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Dr. Earl Norwood, Acting Chair
232 Fine Arts Building
(901) 881-7402

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

MISSION AND GOALS
The mission and goals of the Department of Music support those of the University and the Division of Fine and Performing Arts through excellence in teaching, creating, producing, performing, and studying the art of music. The primary goals of the departme nt are:
To assist students in meeting their educational goals by providing excellent courses and degree programs in music.
To provide an important phase in the preparation of students for careers as teachers, performers, composers, and scholars, and to advise them regarding career opportunities in these areas.
To provide the general university student with opportunities for the practice, study, and appreciation of music.
To maintain and improve standards of quality and instructional effectiveness.
To provide public performances of high quality which enrich the cultural atmosphere of the campus, and to promote performance, creative, and scholarly activities in music.
To attract and retain qualified music students.
To sponsor programs, workshops. lectures, master classes, and other music outreach activities.
To provide support to the University’s athletic events.
To assist the elementary and secondary schools as well as individual music teachers through faculty/student visitation, in-service training, adjudication, and demonstration teaching.
To be aware of opportunities for service to the University and the surrounding area through music.
To provide artistic interchange between our department and other performers, composers, teachers, and scholars.
To encourage participation in professional organizations which promote high standards in scholarship, performance, and teaching.

CURRICULA

BACHELOR OF 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. Specific concentration options in Performance (Piano, Voice, In strument, and Guitar), Pedagogy (Piano and Instrumental), and Music Education are provided.
The option in Music Education provides professional training leading to state licensure to teach music in the public schools--Kindergarten through 12th grade. Licensure concentrations 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 spec ified and to fulfill recital attendance requirements each semester of residence.

CAUTION: Check with your advisor regarding possible changes to this degree program approved after this catalog was printed.

GENERAL EDUCATION (34-35 semester hours)
Eng 111, 112 English Composition 6 hours
Hist 121, 122 Development of World Civilization or Hist 201, 202 History of the U.S 6 hours
Music 111 Masterpieces of Music 3 hours

Guitar, Instrumental, Instrumental Pedagogy Options:

Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Voice Options: Teaching Option: MAJOR (37-43 semester hours)

Guitar Option:

Instrumental Option: Instrumental Pedagogy Option:
Piano Option:
Piano Pedagogy Option:
Teaching Option:
Voice Option:

SUPPORTING COURSES (42-45 semester hours)
Music 121, 122, 221, 222 Music Theory I and II 12 hours
Music 123, 124, 223, 224 Aural Skills I and II 4 hours
Music 321 Orchestration 3 hours
Music 341, 342 Music History and Literature 6 hours
Music 350 Basic Conducting 2 hours
Music 410 Technology in Music 3 hours
Music 421 Counterpoint and Composition 2 hours
Music 422 Form and Analysis 2 hours

Guitar, Instrumental, Instrumental Pedagogy Options:

Piano and Piano Pedagogy Options: Teaching Option:
Voice Option:

PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT (15-17 hours)

Guitar , Instrumental, Instrumental Pedagogy, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Voice Options:

Teaching Option:

*Instrumental K-12 students must complete 4 hrs of Class Piano and 1 hr of Class Voice. Vocal/General K-12 students must complete 4 hrs of Class Piano if voice is the major instrument or 4 hrs of Class Voice if piano is the major instrument.

Total Minimum Hours Required: 132 hours plus ensemble and recital attendance requirements. (See below 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.

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.

MUSICIANSHIP (29 semester hours)

Music 111 Masterpieces of Music 3 hours

Music 121, 122, 221, 222 Music Theory I and II 12 hours

Music 123, 124, 223, 224 Aural Skills I and II 4 hours

Music 341, 342 Music History and Literature 6 hours

Music 421 Counterpoint 2 hours

Music 422 Form and Analysis 2 hours

MUSIC ELECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE (25 semester hours)

Applied Principal:

Piano, Voice, Wind Instrument, Guitar, or Percussion

(Lower division eight hours and upper division eight hours) 16 hours

mus App 495 Senior Recital 2 hours

Applied Secondary:

Class or private applied music 4 hours

Upper Division Music Electives 3 hours

GENERAL EDUCATION (76-78 semester hours)

Eng 111, 112 English Composition 6 hours

Humanities Electives 18 hours

Completion of two of the following sequences:

Hist 121, 122 or equivalent honors courses

Eng 270, 271

Phil 110, 120

Completion of six hours from the following courses:

Art 210, 211

Eng 250, 251, 260, 261

Rel St 201, 202

Laboratory Science Electives 16 hours

Completion of two of the following sequences:

Astron 201, 202

Biol 110, 120

Chem 121, 122

Geol 111, 112 or 113

Phys 211, 212 and labs or Phys 220, 221 and labs (Phys 201L and 202L are the lab courses.)

Social Sciences Electives 12

Completion of two of the following sequences:

Anthro 101, 102

Econ 201, 202

Geog 151, 152, or 201, 202

Hist 201, 202

Pol Sci 210, 220

Psych 110, 120

Soc 201, 202

Foreign Language Electives 8-20 hours

Bachelor of Science students are required to complete eight hours of lower division foreign language. Bachelor of Arts students must complete 14 hours of lower division foreign language or equivalent, and six hours from among the following courses:

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

Mathematics Electives 6

Completion of two of the following:

Math 140 or 185, Math 210, Math 241, Math 160 or 251, Math 252, Phil 210 (for B.A. only)

Free Electives (B.S. degree only) 10

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 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.

a. Music Education Majors. Students in the Instrumental curriculum are required to participate in band (Marching/Symphonic) and students in the Vocal/General Music curriculum in University Singers.

b. Performance Majors. 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.

c. 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:

a. Music Education Majors. Seven semesters (i.e., each semester except the student

teaching term.)

b. Performance and B.A. or B.S. Majors. Eight semesters.

To receive credit for this course, students are required to attend all weekly afternoon student recitals and two-thirds of the evening concerts and recitals sponsored by the Department of Music during the semester (a maximum of twelve required in any semester.)

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:

a. Voice: 2 hrs., 2 performances; 4 hrs., 3 performances

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

MINOR IN MUSIC

The minor in Music consists of the following:

Nine hours selected from: Music 111, 112, 121, 122, 221, 222

Four hours of lower division Applied Music (private)

Six hours of upper division music courses.

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.

DESCRIPTION OF MUSIC COURSES