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Students prepare for careers in music education, music performance, composition, the music industry, arts administration, marketing, and college teaching when pursuing a major in Music at Westminster College. The department provides professional-level training under the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science degrees. There are multiple venues on campus for music performance, including the Will W. Orr Auditorium, Wallace Memorial Chapel, and Berlin Lounge, and student recitals are presented frequently throughout the academic year. Those interested have the opportunity to join the marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, orchestra, concert choir, chamber singers, women’s and men’s choruses, opera workshop, jazz ensemble, and numerous chamber ensembles. Students can participate in the Music Intern Teaching Program where, with department guidance, they give music lessons to community children and adults. Westminster students have attended graduate school at leading institutions.

Requirements for the Music Education Major (Bachelor of Music)

The music education major fulfills certification requirements for those preparing to teach music in the public schools (K-12).

Music and Required Supporting Courses:

MUS 121 Music Theory 1
MUS 121L Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 122 Music Theory 2
MUS 122L Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 123 Music Theory 3
MUS 123L Music Theory 3 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 124 Music Theory 4
MUS 124L Music Theory 4 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 126 Orchestration
MUS 141 History of Western Music to 1750
MUS 142 History of Western Music from 1750
MUS 182 General Music Methods
MUS 183 Choral Methods
MUS 184 Instrumental Methods
MUS 195 Student Teaching: Elementary
MUS 196 Student Teaching: Secondary
MUS 200 Woodwind Pedagogy I
MUS 201 Woodwind Pedagogy II
MUS 202 Brass Pedagogy
MUS 203 Percussion Pedagogy
MUS 204 String Pedagogy I
MUS 205 String Pedagogy II
MUS 206 Vocal Pedagogy
MUS 271 Basic Conducting
MUS 272 Choral Conducting
MUS 273 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 601 US 601 Capstone Recital OR MUS 602 Capstone Lecture Recital
EDU 231 Educational Psychology
ELL 206 English Language Learners
SED 201 Foundations of Special Education
MTH 110 Mathematical Perspectives AND MTH 124 Mathematical Perspectives II (OR 6 hours of other college math courses)
7 semester hours of private lesson in primary instrument or voice
7 semester hours of large ensembles
2 semester hours of an ensemble not listed as a large ensemble (ex. MUS 402 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, MUS 403 Flute Choir, MUS 404 Woodwind Ensemble, MUS 405 Brass Ensemble, MUS 406 Percussion Ensemble, MUS 407 Wind Ensemble, MUS 422 Chamber Singers, or MUS 442 String Chamber Ensemble)

And three of the following music courses:

MUS 207 Latin and Italian Diction
MUS 208 German Diction
MUS 209 French Diction
MUS 212 Woodwind Instrument Repair
MUS 213 Brass Instrument Repair
MUS 367 Jazz Improvisation
*Note: Voice concentration must take two of the following: MUS 207, 208, and 209; Instrumental concentration must take a minimum of two of the following: MUS 212, 213, 367, or 379.

And one of the following music literature courses:

MUS 164 Choral Literature
MUS 167 Symphonic Literature
MUS 168 Band Literature

Requirements for the Instrumental Performance Major (Bachelor of Music)

Music Courses:

MUS 121 Music Theory 1 AND MUS 121L Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 122 Music Theory 2 AND MUS 122L Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 123 Music Theory 3 AND MUS 123L Music Theory 3 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 124 Music Theory 4 AND MUS 124L Music Theory 4 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 125 Form & Analysis
MUS 126 Orchestration
MUS 127 Modal and Tonal Counterpoint OR MUS 129 Seminar in Music Theory
MUS 141 History of Western Music to 1750
MUS 142 History of Western Music from 1750
MUS 167 Symphonic Literature
MUS 168 Band Literature
MUS 200-205 Pedagogy (1 semester hour in the primary area)
MUS 212 Woodwind Instrument Repair OR MUS 213 Brass Instrument Repair (strings, percussion TBA)
MUS 271 Basic Conducting
MUS 273 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 397 Junior Recital
MUS 411-417, 442 Chamber Music (7 semester hours)
MUS 600 Music Colloqui
MUS 600L Instrumental Performance Lab
MUS 600M Master Class, lab for private lessons
MUS 601 Capstone Recital
15 semesters’ private study in primary instrument
8 semester hours of large ensembles
4 semester hours of elective ensembles (MUS 401 Band, MUS 402 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, MUS 407 Wind Ensemble, and/or MUS 441 Orchestra)
2 semester hours of secondary ensembles (MUS 402 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, MUS 403 Flute Choir, MUS 404 Woodwind Ensemble, MUS 405 Brass Ensemble, MUS 406 Percussion Ensemble, MUS 407 Wind Ensemble, MUS 422 Chamber Singers, and/or MUS 442 String Chamber Ensemble)
2 semester hours of Music Electives

And one of the following music literature courses:

MUS 160 String Literature
MUS 161 Piano Literature
MUS 162 Organ Literature
MUS 163 Vocal Literature
MUS 164 Choral Literature
MUS 165 Opera Literature

Requirements for the Organ Performance Major (Bachelor of Music)

Music Courses:

MUS 121 Music Theory 1 AND MUS 121L Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 122 Music Theory 2 AND MUS 122L Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 123 Music Theory 3 AND MUS 123L Music Theory 3 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 124 Music Theory 4 AND MUS 124L Music Theory 4 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 125 Form & Analysis
MUS 126 Orchestration
MUS 127 Modal and Tonal Counterpoint OR MUS 129 Seminar in Music Theory
MUS 141 History of Western Music to 1750
MUS 142 History of Western Music from 1750
MUS 162 Organ Literature
MUS 211 Organ Pedagogy
MUS 215 Keyboard Improvisation
MUS 243 Keyboard Harmony
MUS 244 Accompanying & Coaching
MUS 251 Service Playing
MUS 271 Basic Conducting
MUS 272 Choral Conducting
MUS 273 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 397 Junior Recital
MUS 600 Music Colloquium
MUS 600L Instrumental Performance Lab
MUS 600M Master Class, lab for private lessons
MUS 601 Capstone Recital
21 semester hours of private lessons (15 semester hours in organ, plus 2 hours in voice and 4 hours in piano)
8 semester hours of large ensembles
2 semester hours of secondary ensembles (MUS 402 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, MUS 403 Flute Choir, MUS 404 Woodwind Ensemble, MUS 405 Brass Ensemble, MUS 406 Percussion Ensemble, MUS 407 Wind Ensemble, MUS 422 Chamber Singers, and/or MUS 442 String Chamber Ensemble)

And two of the following music literature courses:

MUS 161 Piano Literature
MUS 163 Vocal Literature
MUS 164 Choral Literature
MUS 165 Opera Literature

And one additional 4 semester hour music elective course

Requirements for the Piano Performance Major (Bachelor of Music)

Music Courses:

MUS 121 Music Theory 1 AND MUS 121L Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 122 Music Theory 2 AND MUS 122L Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 123 Music Theory 3 AND MUS 123L Music Theory 3 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 124 Music Theory 4 AND MUS 124L Music Theory 4 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 125 Form & Analysis
MUS 126 Orchestration
MUS 127 Modal and Tonal Counterpoint OR MUS 129 Seminar in Music Theory
MUS 141 History of Western Music to 1750
MUS 142 History of Western Music from 1750
MUS 161 Piano Literature
MUS 271 Basic Conducting
MUS 272 Choral Conducting
MUS 273 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 210 Piano Pedagogy
MUS 215 Keyboard Improvisation
MUS 243 Keyboard Harmony
MUS 244 Accompanying & Coaching
MUS 397 Junior Recital
MUS 600 Music Colloquium
MUS 600L Instrumental Performance Lab
MUS 600M Master Class, lab for private lessons
MUS 601 Capstone Recital
21 semester hours of private lessons (15 semester hours in piano, plus a minimum of 2 hours in organ and 2 hours in voice)
8 semester hours of large ensembles
2 semester hours of secondary ensembles (MUS 402 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, MUS 403 Flute Choir, MUS 404 Woodwind Ensemble, MUS 405 Brass Ensemble, MUS 406 Percussion Ensemble, MUS 407 Wind Ensemble, MUS 422 Chamber Singers, and/or MUS 442 String Chamber Ensemble)

And two of the following music literature courses:

MUS 162 Organ Literature
MUS 163 Vocal Literature
MUS 164 Choral Literature
MUS 165 Opera Literature

And one additional 4 semester hour music elective course

Requirements for the Vocal Performance Major (Bachelor of Music)

Music Courses:

MUS 121 Music Theory 1 AND MUS 121L Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 122 Music Theory 2 AND MUS 122L Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 123 Music Theory 3 AND MUS 123L Music Theory 3 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 124 Music Theory 4 AND MUS 124L Music Theory 4 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 125 Form & Analysis
MUS 126 Orchestration
MUS 127 Modal and Tonal Counterpoint
MUS 141 History of Western Music to 1750
MUS 142 History of Western Music from 1750
MUS 163 Vocal Literature
MUS 206 Vocal Pedagogy
MUS 207 Latin and Italian Diction
MUS 208 German Diction
MUS 209 French Diction
MUS 244 Accompanying & Coaching
MUS 271 Basic Conducting OR MUS 272 Choral Conducting
MUS 397 Junior Recital
MUS 600 Music Colloquium
MUS 600L Instrumental Performance Lab
MUS 600M Master Class, lab for private lessons
MUS 601 Capstone Recital
21 semesters’ private lessons (15 semester hours in voice, plus 6 hours in piano)
8 semester hours of large ensemble
2 semester hours of secondary ensembles (MUS 402 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, MUS 403 Flute Choir, MUS 404 Woodwind Ensemble, MUS 405 Brass Ensemble, MUS 406 Percussion Ensemble, MUS 407 Wind Ensemble, MUS 422 Chamber Singers, and/or MUS 442 String Chamber Ensemble) 4 semester hours of (2 hours must be MUS 425 Opera Workshop and/or MUS 428 Musical Workshop)

And three of the following music literature courses:

MUS 161 Piano Literature
MUS 162 Organ Literature
MUS 164 Choral Literature
MUS 165 Opera Literature

And one additional 4 semester hour music elective course

Requirements for the Music Major (Bachelor of Arts)

Music Courses:

MUS 121 Music Theory 1 AND MUS 121L Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 122 Music Theory 2 AND MUS 122L Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 123 Music Theory 3 AND MUS 123L Music Theory 3 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 124 Music Theory 4 AND MUS 124L Music Theory 4 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 125 Form & Analysis
MUS 141 History of Western Music to 1750
MUS 142 History of Western Music from 1750
MUS 600 Music Colloquium
MUS 600M Master Class, lab for private lessons
MUS 601 Capstone Recital OR MUS 602 Capstone Lecture Recital
8 semester hours private lessons (primary instrument or voice)
8 semester hours of large ensembles
2 semester hours of secondary ensembles (MUS 402 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, MUS 403 Flute Choir, MUS 404 Woodwind Ensemble, MUS 405 Brass Ensemble, MUS 406 Percussion Ensemble, MUS 407 Wind Ensemble, MUS 422 Chamber Singers, and/or MUS 442 String Chamber Ensemble)

Requirements for Music as a Second Major (Bachelor of Arts OR Bachelor of Science)

Music Courses:

MUS 121 Music Theory 1 AND MUS 121L Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 122 Music Theory 2 AND MUS 122L Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 123 Music Theory 3 AND MUS 123L Music Theory 3 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 141 History of Western Music to 1750
MUS 142 History of Western Music from 1750
MUS 600 Music Colloquium
MUS 600M Master Class, lab for private lessons
MUS 601 Capstone Recital OR MUS 602 Capstone Lecture Recital
8 semester hours private lessons (primary instrument or voice)
8 semester hours of large ensembles
2 semester hours of secondary ensembles (MUS 402 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, MUS 403 Flute Choir, MUS 404 Woodwind Ensemble, MUS 405 Brass Ensemble, MUS 406 Percussion Ensemble, MUS 407 Wind Ensemble, MUS 422 Chamber Singers, and/or MUS 442 String Chamber Ensemble)

Requirements for the Minor

Music Courses:

MUS 121 Music Theory 1 AND MUS 121L Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab
MUS 122 Music Theory 2 AND MUS 122L Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab
4 semester hours private lessons (primary instrument or voice)
4 semester hours of large ensembles
4 additional semester hours of any music elective course(s)

One of the following music history courses:

MUS 101 Introduction to Western Music
MUS 141 History of Western Music to 1750
MUS 142 History of Western Music from 1750

See Course Descriptions for a complete list of MUS courses. [Link to Course Descriptions]

Course Descriptions

Music Courses:

MUS 101 Introduction to Western Music (4 SH). An historical study of the basic elements and major periods of 2,000 years of Western music, major composers and their works, with emphasis on the development of listening skills. Satisfies IP credit in Humanity and Culture.

MUS 102 Introduction to Ethnomusicology (4 SH). Historic survey of music of non-Western societies as it relates to the different cultures. Study of development of instruments, vocal practices and performance media within the specific cultures. Satisfies IP credit in Visual and Performing Arts.

MUS 103 Introduction to Classic Jazz (4 SH). An historical survey of the unique development of jazz from its origins as an African-American art form to its present status as an American art form. The course will be taught in conjunction with HIS 223 (African-American History) course as an approved cluster. Also satisfies IP credit in Visual and Performing Arts.

MUS 104 Introduction to American Music (4 SH). Astudy of the panorama of American music tracing the origins of indigenous Indian tribal music, to the psalm-singingcolonials, to the African slaves. Folk music, opera, popular song, marches, and dance tunes are viewed in their historical contexts. The Singing School movement, shaped-notehymnody, classical music, jazz, and rock are also considered.

MUS 105 Introduction to Opera (4 SH). A study of opera as an art form showing how the various elements (music, dance, drama) come together to form a whole. Anintroduction to opera including its history, cultural importance, and sociological implications will be presented before an in-depth study of individual works.

MUS 108 Introduction to Musical Theatre (4 SH). An historical study of the development of musical theatre from its origins in opera and operetta to today.

MUS 121 Music Theory 1 (4 SH). Music Theory 1 is the first of four semesters of the music theory sequence. Topics to be covered will include: pitch, pitch class, scales, the basics of rhythm, intervals, triads, seventh chords, two-voice counterpoint, and notation and scoring. Students will also be introduced to technologies used in the study of music theory. In addition, a progressive program for developing aural, sight-reading, and keyboard skills will be initiated, which will be continued through the remainder of the required theory courses. Also included is an introductory study of the rhythmic procedures in the music of Africa. This course is prerequisite for all other theory courses and may be waived only upon satisfactory performance on the music theory diagnostic exam. There is no prerequisite for this course. Co-requisite: Students must also register for the lab MUS 121L. A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 121 in order for the course to count toward the music major.

MUS 121L Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab (0 SH) . Music Theory 1 Aural Skills Lab is the first of four semesters of the music theory lab sequence. Topics to be covered will include: pitch, pitch class, scales, the basics of rhythm, intervals, triads, seventh chords, two-voice counterpoint, and notation and scoring. Students will apply their knowledge of these topics by demonstrating their aural skills through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation, sight-singing, performance, composition, and improvisation. Students will also be introduced to technologies used in the study of aural skills. There is no prerequisite for this course. Co-requisite: Students must also register for the course MUS 121. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 121 (theory and aural skills combined) in order for the course to count toward the music major.

MUS 122 Music Theory 2 (4 SH). Music Theory 2 is the second of four semesters of the music theory sequence. Topics to be covered will include: SATB voicing, non-chordtones, common- practice harmonic function, phrase and cadence structure, sequences, and secondary dominants. Students will continue to use appropriate technologies for the study of music theory. Also included is an introductory study of the music of China. This course is prerequisite for all other theory courses except MUS 121 and may be waived only upon satisfactory performance on the music theory diagnostic exam. Prerequisite: MUS 121 Music Theory 1. Co-requisite: students must also register for the lab MUS 122L. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 122 in order for the course to count toward the music major.

MUS 122L Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab (0 SH). Music Theory 2 Aural Skills Lab is the second of four semesters of the music theory lab sequence. Topics to be covered will include: non-chord tones, common-practice harmonic function, phrase and cadence structure, sequences, and secondary dominants. Students will apply their knowledge of these topics by demonstrating their aural skills through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation, sight-singing, performance, composition, and improvisation. Students will continue to use technologies in the study of aural skills. Prerequisite: MUS 121: Music Theory 1 or satisfactory completion of the Music Theory Diagnostic Exam. Co-requisite: must also register for the course MUS 122. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 122 (theory and aural skills combined) in order for the course to count toward the music major.

MUS 123 Music Theory 3 (4 SH). Music Theory 3 is the third of four semesters of the music theory sequence. Topics to be covered will include: a review of secondary dominants and leading-tone chords, phrase rhythm and motivic analysis, modulations by common chord, other modulatory techniques, mode mixture, the intensification of the predominant with Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, enharmonic spellings and modulations, further elements of the harmonic vocabulary, and a brief introduction to the analysis of musical form. Students will continue to use appropriate technologies for the study of music theory. Also included is an introductory study of the music of Korea and Japan. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or higher in MUS 122: Music Theory 2. Co-requisite: students must also register for lab MUS 123L. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 123 in order for the course to count toward the music major.

MUS 123L Music Theory 3 Aural Skills Lab (0 SH) . Music Theory 3 Aural Skills Lab is the third of four semesters of the music theory lab sequence. Topics to be covered will include: a review of secondary dominants and leading-tone chords, modulations by common chord, other modulatory techniques, mode mixture, the intensification of the predominant with Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, enharmonic spellings and modulations, further elements of the harmonic vocabulary, and a brief introduction to the analysis of musical form. Students will apply their knowledge of these topics by demonstrating their aural skills through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation, sight-singing, performance, composition, and improvisation. Students will also continue to use computer assisted instruction in the study of aural skills. Prerequisite: MUS 122. Co-requisite: students must also register for the course MUS 123. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 123 (theory and aural skills combined) in order for the course to count toward the music major.

MUS 124 Music Theory 4 (4 SH). Music Theory 4 is the fourth of four semesters of the music theory sequence. Topics to be covered will include: new approaches to tonal or centric writing, analysis of non-serial atonal music, analysis of twelve-tone music, neoclassicism, post-1945 serialism, expansion of approaches to rhythm, aleatoric music, sound mass, post-modernism and the use of quotation, minimalism, and present directions in compositional practice. Students will continue to use appropriate technologies for the study of music theory. Also included is an introductory study of the musics of India and Indonesia, particularly as they relate to exoticism in 20th -century European compositions. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or higher in MUS 123: Theory 3. Co-requisite: students must also register for lab MUS124L. Note: Aletter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 124 in order for the course to count toward the music major.

MUS 124L Music Theory 4 Aural Skills Lab (0 SH) . Music Theory 4 Aural Skills Lab is the fourth of four semesters of the music theory lab sequence. Aural skills topics to be covered will include: modal and pentatonic scales; centric and symmetrical constructions; atonal cells; atonal relationships; tertian, quartal, and quintal constructions; serial atonality; tonal and atonal hybrids; as well as the aural identification of significant twentieth-century compositions. Students will apply their knowledge of these topics by demonstrating their aural skills through pitch and rhythmic dictation, sight-singing, performance, composition, and improvisation. Students will also continue to use computer assisted instruction in the study of aural skills. Prerequisite: MUS 123. Co-requisite: students must also register for the MUS 124. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 124 (theory and aural skills combined) in order for the course to count toward the music major.

MUS 125 Form & Analysis (4 SH). This course is a comprehensive introduction to the study of form in music. The course is based on the premise that form must be perceived aurally, and that the most effective analysis is based on critical listening. Topics covered are the general structural aspects of music, small-scaleunits of form, and larger-scale units of form. Evaluation will be based on the student’s ability to describe, analyze, and evaluate the function of formal units in various pieces of music in class and in written prose. Prerequisite: MUS 124 and 124L, or permission of the instructor. Note: A grade of at least C- is required for this course to count toward any major in music.

MUS 126 Orchestration (4 SH). Study of the timbres, ranges, transposition, technical characteristics, and idiomatic uses of the instruments of the orchestra. Orchestral families of sound are examined in their individual sound colors and in their contribution to orchestral sound. Prerequisite: MUS 124, or permission of instructor. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 126 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 127 Modal and Tonal Counterpoint (4 SH). This course begins with an overview of basic species counterpoint. It turns to multiple-part settings of music in the various polyphonic forms of the Renaissance. Following that, stylistic innovations in counterpoint from the Baroque era are introduced. Forms such as the chorale prelude, invention, and fugue are studied. Evaluation is based on counterpoint exercises and larger-scale projects in which students create their own compositions based on the rules of counterpoint. Prerequisite: MUS 124 and MUS 124L or permission of the instructor. Note: A grade of C- or higher is required in this course to count toward any major in music.

MUS 129 Seminar in Music Theory (4 SH). Topics to be determined. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 130 Psychology of Music (4 SH). This course considers human behavior from both the psychological and musical perspectives. The course is an introduction to understanding why music exists, why people listen to music, how people understand music, and how social relationships influence musical tastes. In particular, MUS 130 covers theories on the evolutionary origins of music, musical development, music and the brain, music and emotion, the role of music in our everyday lives, social influences on musical tastes, composers with psychological disorders, and a brief introduction to music therapy. This is an introductory course in music cognition; no musical talent or experience is necessary.

MUS 141 History of Western Music to 1750 (4 SH). A historical survey of the development of Western music from primitive sources through the Baroque, with emphasis on composers, styles, and performance practices in relation to the cultural backgrounds. Satisfies IP credit in Humanity and Culture. Prerequisite: All except double majors must have had MUS 121, 122, and 123, or permission of instructor. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 141 in order to count for graduation as a music major.

MUS 142 History of Western Music from 1750 (4 SH). A continuation of MUS 141. An historical survey of the development of Western music from the pre-Classicto the present, with emphasis on composers, styles, and performance practices in relation to the cultural backgrounds. Also included is an in-depth study of the historical significance and development of the music of African, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern cultures. Satisfies IP credit in Humanity and Culture. Prerequisite: All except double majors must have had MUS 121, 122, and 123, or permission of instructor. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 142 in order to count for graduation as a music major.

MUS 143 Womenin Music (4 SH) . This course will examine the history, contributions, and social issues surrounding the role of women in the field of music, from the 10th to the 21st centuries. The acceptance of women as contributors in the field of music has coincided with the acceptance of women as participants and leaders in church and society. The class will examine the music and the lives and surrounding culture of women composers, as well as the lives and contributions of female musicians as performers.

MUS 148 Music in the 20th Century (4 SH). History of music and musicians of the 20th century. Prerequisite: MUS 142 or permission of instructor.

MUS 149 Seminar in Music History (4 SH). Topics to be determined. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 160 String Literature (4 SH). A chronological survey of music for strings, from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 161 Piano Literature (4 SH). A chronological survey of music for piano and harpsichord, from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 162 Organ Literature (4 SH). A chronological survey of music for the organ, presenting a history of the development of musical styles and forms through the medium of the organ. This history moves from 250 B.C. through the present day. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 163 Vocal Literature (4 SH). Achronological survey of music for solo voice and small vocal ensembles, from the late Middle Ages through the 20th century. Prerequisites: MUS 141 and 142, or permission of instructor.

MUS 164 Choral Literature (4 SH). A chronological survey of music for choirs. An examination of sacred and secular choral music of the Renaissance through the 20th century. Prerequisites: MUS 141 and 142, or permission of instructor.

MUS 165 Opera Literature (4 SH). A chronological survey of operatic music, from 1600 to the present with emphasis upon the form, presentation and relevance of these works in the context of the various historical periods. Prerequisites: MUS 141 and 142, or permission of instructor.

MUS 166 Chamber Music Literature (4 SH). A chronological survey of chamber music for strings, piano and winds with emphasis upon the 17th through the 20th centuries. Prerequisite: MUS 142 or permission of instructor.

MUS 167 Symphonic Literature (4 SH). A chronological survey of symphonic music, from the pre-Classicperiod through the 20th century with emphasis on both the aural and analytical understanding of this repertoire. Prerequisite: MUS 142 or permission of instructor.

MUS 168 Band Literature (4 SH). Achronological survey of music for bands and wind ensembles, from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Prerequisite: MUS 142 or permission of the instructor.

MUS 169 Music Literature: Seminar (4 SH). Topics to be determined. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 170 Church Music for Youth/Church Music Administrator (4 SH). Designed to teach children, teens and adults to find in worship a means of expressing their love for God and their joy at being included in the family of faith. Topics include the history of church music, integrating the child into worship, organization of choristers, introduction of solfege & Kodaly, primary and junior choirs, and changing voices. Studies will also deal with the administration, organization, and maintenance of a church music program. Groups of students will form teams for at least two presentations during class time. Choral repertory for adult choirs is stressed. Prerequisite: sophomore standing in music or permission of instructor.

MUS 172 Worship & Hymnology (4 SH). A study of music and theology in the forms of worship in Judeo-Christian religions. Attention will be given to the history and development of liturgies, the Christian year, and contemporary forms of expression. Special focus will be given to congregational music emphasizing hymns, hymn-tunes and, their evaluation. Prerequisite: sophomore standing in music or permission of instructor.

MUS 173 Religion and the Arts. A study of religious themes as they emerge from various forms of the arts. The focus may be on one or more of the following categories: drama, music, art, literature, and/orcinema. (Also listed as REL 122.)

MUS 179 Seminar in Sacred Music (4 SH). Topics to be determined. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 182 General Music Methods (4 SH). Study of philosophies, principles and practices related to general music instruction in elementary and secondary schools. Examination of contemporary approaches to teaching general music. Analysis of skills, concepts, and materials appropriate to elementary and secondary general music programs. Practice in planning and implementing elements of a comprehensive general music curriculum. Prerequisite: MUS 181 or permission of instructor. Note: A letter grade of at least B- must be attained in MUS 182 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 183 Choral Methods (4 SH). Emphasis on methods and materials for developing comprehensive musicianship through the vocal program of the public school; consideration of the child voice, the changing voice, and the adolescent voice; budgeting and administering the program; planning and preparing for public performance; repertoire for choral groups; preparation of a philosophy of music education. Prerequisites: MUS 181 and 182, or permission of instructor. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 183 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 184 Instrumental Methods (4 SH). Emphasis on methods and materials for developing comprehensive musicianship through the instrumental program of the public school; techniques for recruiting and organizing performing ensembles; scheduling, budgeting and administering the instrumental program; organizing trips, developing music and equipment inventories, dealing with parent groups and administrators, planning and preparing for public performance; repertory for beginning and advanced ensembles and soloists; preparation of a philosophy of music education; teaching techniques. Prerequisites: MUS 181 and 182, or permission of instructor. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 184 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 185 Integrating the Arts for the Developing Child (4 SH). Learning about music and other art forms through the performance of various techniques as they relate to the developing child, focusing on pre-K through 4th grade. Students will experience elemental music concepts through singing, playing instruments (including the keyboard lab), moving, active listening, and creating music. Through role playing as both teachers and children, students will learn about music, plus learn how music may be used in conjunction with additional areas of the curriculum, such as the visual arts. Theatre (pretending, dramatization) will be incorporated into class activities, as well. Students will also learn about the elements of visual art, and explore a variety of media as they pertain to early childhood.

MUS 189 Seminar in Music Education (4 SH). Topics to be determined. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 195 Student Teaching: Elementary (8 SH). Observation and directed teaching of vocal and instrumental and general music at the elementary level of the public schools, supervised by music personnel of the College and the cooperating schools. Participation in weekly student teaching seminars throughout the semester of student teaching. Prerequisite: see “Eligibility Requirements for Admission into Student Teaching” found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Note: A letter grade of at least B must be attained in MUS 195 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 196 Student Teaching: Secondary (8 SH). Observation and directed teaching of vocal and instrumental and general music at the secondary level of the public schools, supervised by music personnel of the College and the cooperating schools. Participation in weekly student teaching seminars throughout the semester of student teaching. Prerequisite: see “Eligibility Requirements for Admission into Student Teaching” found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Note: A letter grade of at least B must be attained in MUS 196 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 200 Woodwind Pedagogy I (1 SH). Two hours of class instruction per week on woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, and saxophone) with emphasis on the development of performance skills, repertoire, teaching methods, and instrument maintenance. Required of all students wishing to teach flute, clarinet, or saxophone private lessons in the Music Intern Teaching Program. Participation in weekly 45-minutePerformance Lab required. Co-requisite: must also register for MUS 600L. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 200 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 201 Woodwind Pedagogy II (1 SH). A continuation of MUS 200, covering double reeds. Required of all students wishing to teach oboe or bassoon private lessons in the Music Intern Teaching Program. Participation in weekly 45-minute Performance Lab required. Prerequisite: MUS 200. Co-requisite: must also register for MUS 600L. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 201 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 202 Brass Pedagogy (1 SH). Two hours of class instruction per week on brass instruments (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba) with emphasis on the development of performance skills, repertoire, teaching methods, transpositions, basic arranging, and instrument maintenance. Required for all students wishing to teach brass private lessons in the Music Intern Teaching Program. Participation in weekly 45-minute Performance Lab required. Co-requisite: must also register for MUS 600L. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 202 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 203 Percussion Pedagogy (1 SH). Two hours of class instruction per week on percussion instruments (snare, timpani, xylophone, and set) with emphasis on the development of performance skills, repertoire, teaching methods, and instrument maintenance. Required of all students wishing to teach percussion private lessons in the Music Intern Teaching Program. Participation in weekly 45-minutePerformance Lab required. Co-requisite: must also register for MUS 600L. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 203 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 204 String Pedagogy I (1 SH). Two hours of class instruction per week on violin and viola with emphasis on the development of performance skills, repertoire, and instrument specific teaching methods. Required of all students wishing to teach string private lessons in the Music Intern Teaching Program. Participation in weekly 45-minutePerformance Lab required. Co-requisite: must also register for MUS 600L. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 204 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 205 String Pedagogy II (1 SH). A continuation of MUS 204, with students learning to play the cello and bass and additional emphasis on maintenance, ability to recognize and choose differing levels of instruments, and classroom teaching skills. Required of all students wishing to teach string private lessons in the Music Intern Teaching Program. Participation in weekly 45-minutePerformance Lab required. Prerequisite: MUS 204. Co-requisite: must also register for MUS 600L. Note: A letter grade of at least C- must be attained in MUS 205 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 206 Vocal Pedagogy (1 SH). A study of the specific principles of teaching voice, and the fundamentals of phonetics through study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), articulation, and pronunciation of English vocal and dramatic literature. Required of all students wishing to teach voice private lessons in the Music Intern Teaching Program. Note: A letter grade of C- must be attained in MUS 206R in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 207 Latin and Italian Diction (1 SH). A study of the fundamentals of pronunciation and articulation of Latin and Italian vocal and dramatic literature.

MUS 208 German Diction (1 SH). A study of the fundamentals of pronunciation and articulation of German vocal and dramatic literature.

MUS 209 French Diction (1 SH). A study of the fundamentals of pronunciation and articulation of French vocal and dramatic literature.

MUS 210 Piano Pedagogy (1 SH). A study of the specific principles of teaching piano and its literature. Required of all students wishing to teach piano private lessons in the Music Intern Teaching Program. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated.

MUS 211 Organ Pedagogy (1 SH). A study of the specific principles of teaching organ and its literature. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 212 Woodwind Instrument Repair (1 SH). Prepare instrumental music teachers to diagnose repair needs, evaluate quality of repair technician’s work, replace and adjust pads, and perform minimal emergency repairs on woodwind instruments.

MUS 213 Brass Instrument Repair (1 SH). Prepare instrumental music teachers to diagnose repair needs, evaluate quality of repair technician’s work, and perform minimal metal repairs (soldering, dent removal, polishing), regulation of rotary valves, etc.

MUS 215 Keyboard Improvisation (1 SH). Figured bass symbols and lead sheet symbols have parallels and contrasts. Both facilitate the notation of musical processes and supply the beginner with a basis for improvisation within prescribed bounds. Students learn to use these two systems encompassing music from the 17th and 18th centuries and jazz and popular music of the 20th century. The course also covers playing basic harmonic modulations in traditional four-part harmony. Prerequisite: ability to play piano or organ.

MUS 242 Functional Piano Class (1 SH). Designed to prepare students to take the piano proficiency exam. This is a remedial and introductory course in piano technique for non-piano majors. May be repeated innumerable times, but will not count towards graduation.

MUS 243 Keyboard Harmony (1 SH). Advanced study of traditional harmonic practices as applied to the keyboard; melodic harmonization, realization of figured bass, transposition, improvisation, etc. Prerequisites: completion of piano proficiency examination and MUS123 or permission of the instructor. Offered when need arises.

MUS 244 Accompanying & Coaching (2 SH). Astudy of interpretations and techniques involved in accompanying and coaching soloists and chamber ensembles, both solo and instrumental. Prerequisites: keyboard facility and permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Offered when need arises.

MUS 251 Service Playing (1 SH). A study of the organist’s duties at the console during the worship service. Hymn playing; solo, anthem, and oratorio accompanying; and conducting from the console. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Offered when need arises.

MUS 261 Music Technology (1 SH). To make the students familiar with the multi-dimensionaluses of technology available in music composition, music education, analysis and MIDI capabilities. Music students need not only to understand the music specific software, they must also reinforce their understanding of the capabilities of computer technology in organization and administration necessary for their careers. Prerequisite: major or minor in music or permission of the instructor.

MUS 271 Basic Conducting (1 SH). Introduction to basic conducting techniques, including basic frames, baton technique, cueing, score reading and interpretation. Participation in weekly 45-minute Instrumental Performance Lab required. Prerequisite: MUS 121. Note: A letter grade of B- must be attained in MUS 271 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 272 Choral Conducting (1 SH). Choral conducting techniques, including cueing, score reading and interpretation, preparation and delivery of choral rehearsals and performances, with emphasis on organization and techniques of conducting choral groups. Introduction to survey of choral literature. Practice in score reading, rehearsal techniques and conducting performances. Prerequisite: MUS 271 with a minimum grade of B-. Note: A letter grade of B- must be attained in MUS 272 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 273 Instrumental Conducting (1 SH). Instrumental conducting techniques, including cueing, score reading and interpretation, preparation and delivery of instrumental rehearsals and performances, with emphasis on organization and techniques of conducting instrumental groups. Practice in score reading, rehearsal techniques and conducting performances. Participation in weekly 45-minute Instrumental Performance Lab required. Prerequisite: MUS271 with a minimum grade of B-. Co-requisite: must also register for MUS 600L. Note: A letter grade of B- must be attained in MUS 273 in order to count for graduation as a music education major.

MUS 274 Advanced Conducting (1 SH). Advanced techniques of conducting, including score reading, rehearsal techniques, etc. Both the musical and psychological roles of the conductor will be examined. Prerequisites: MUS 272 and 273.

MUS 283 Church Choir Development/Anthem Teaching (4 SH). A study in the techniques of developing a graded choir system, the development of young and adult voices, understanding group dynamics, incorporating appropriate literature, and understanding the use of choirs in worship and liturgy. The development of choral anthem instruction techniques and accompanying in rehearsal and in worship and liturgy. Skills will be developed in conducting from the keyboard. Areas of study will include harmony, form, counterpoint, and hymnody.

MUS 300-399 Private Lessons (2 SH).

MUS 401 Band (Symphonic/Marching) (1 SH). Amarching band during the first half to two-thirds of the Fall Semester and a symphonic band during the remainder of the fall and all of the Spring Semester. The Marching Band performs both corps and traditional style half-time shows at all home and some away football games. The Symphonic Band performs a diverse and challenging repertoire in two concerts each year. Membership in the fully instrumented organization(s) is open to all students of the College. Students desiring partial Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts should register for MUS 401V. Prerequisites: audition and permission of the instructor.

MUS 401V Band (1 SH). Same as 401, except that students earn Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts after 4 semesters of 401V.

MUS 402 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble (1 SH). The Jazz Ensemble features improvisation solos by different students at each of several performances each year. Membership in the fully instrumented organizations is open to all students of the College. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 403 Flute Choir (1 SH). Opportunities for participation in flute chamber ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, quintets, etc.) as, student enrollment dictates. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 404 Woodwind Ensemble (1 SH). Opportunities for participation in woodwind chamber ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, quintets, etc.), as student enrollment dictates. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 405 Brass Ensemble (1 SH). Opportunities for participation in brass chamber ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, quintets, etc.), as student enrollment dictates. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 406 Percussion Ensemble (1 SH). Opportunities for participation in percussion chamber ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, quintets, etc.) as, student enrollment dictates. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 407 Wind Ensemble (1 SH). The Wind Ensemble is a select ensemble of approximately 35 woodwind, brass and percussion players, all of whom also play in the Symphonic Band. This ensemble, which is basically one on a part, is dedicated to performing the very best in modern Wind Ensemble literature. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Co-requisites: enrollment in MUS 401 or 401V and participation in Symphonic Band.

MUS 421 Concert Choir (1 SH). The Concert Choir sings traditional, contemporary, and ethnic choral pieces, as well as teaches musicianship and vocal education to its members. The choir participates in the College Vesper services, in the annual Christmas Vesper service, and presents several choral concerts through the year. The Concert Choir tours annually throughout part of the United States or Europe. Students desiring partial Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts should register for MUS 421V. Prerequisites: audition and permission of the instructor.

MUS 421V Concert Choir (1 SH). Same as 421, except that students earn Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts after 4 semesters of 421V. Students may accumulate 4 semester hours from the following courses, MUS 421V, MUS 423V and MUS 424V to meet the VP requirement.

MUS 422 Chamber Singers (1 SH). Aselect, mixed ensemble which sings small ensemble music such as madrigals, chansons, motets, vocal jazz, etc. Performances are both on and off campus. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisites: audition and permission of the instructor.

MUS 423 Men’s Chorus (1 SH). An all-male ensemble comprised of music and non-music majors. Repertoire is drawn from all periods and genres. The chorus participates in the College Vesper services, in the annual Christmas Vesper service, and in additional choral concerts through the year. Students desiring partial Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts should register for MUS 423V. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 423V Men’s Chorus (1 SH). Same as 423, except that students earn Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts after four semesters of 423V. Students may accumulate four semester hours from the following courses, MUS 421V, MUS 423V and MUS 424V to meet the VP requirement.

MUS 424 Women’s Chorus (1 SH). Atreble ensemble comprised of music and non-music majors. Repertoire is drawn from all periods and genres. The chorus participates in the College Vesper services, in the annual Christmas Vesper service, and in additional choral concerts through the year. Students desiring partial Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts should register for MUS 424V. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 424V Women’s Chorus (1 SH). Same as 424, except that students earn Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts after four semesters of 424V. Students may accumulate four semester hours from the following courses, MUS 421V, MUS 423V and MUS 424V to meet the VP requirement.

MUS 425 Opera Workshop (1 SH). Study and performance of oratorio and/oropera scenes. Emphasis is on vocal production and acting. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisites: audition and permission of the instructor.

MUS 426 Musical (1 SH). Study and performance of a selected musical, co-produced by the departments of music and theatre. Emphasis is on acting, speaking, staging, scenery, costuming, and singing. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisites: audition and permission of the instructor.

MUS 428 Musical Workshop (1 SH). Study and performance of musical scores. Emphasis is on singing, acting, speaking, staging and costuming. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisites: audition and permission of instructor.

MUS 441 Orchestra (1 SH). A study of representative Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern literature for chamber and symphony orchestra. Several performances are presented each year, one or more of which may utilize student soloists or choral organizations. The orchestra is open to all string players with the director’s permission. Wind and brass musicians must audition. Students desiring partial Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts should register for MUS 441V. Prerequisite: audition and/orpermission of the instructor.

MUS 441V Orchestra (1 SH). Same as 441, except that students earn Intellectual Perspectives (IP) credit in Visual & Performing Arts after four semesters of 441V.

MUS 442 String Chamber Ensemble (1 SH). Opportunities for participation in string chamber ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, quintets, etc.), as student enrollment dictates. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 443 Handbell Choir (1 SH). A 15- to 20-membergroup of handbell ringers, performing on and off campus throughout the year. An audition is required for membership. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 444 Keyboard Ensemble (1 SH). Opportunities for participation in keyboard chamber ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, quintets, etc.), as student enrollment dictates. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 590 Field Experience/Internship (1-4 SH). May be taken in Music Theory, Music History, Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Literature, Sacred Music, Music Education, or in some aspect of the Music Business. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 600 Music Colloquium (0 SH). Required of all students taking private lessons on primary instruments or voice. Meets twice each week. Co-requisite: must also register for private lessons. Grading is S/U only. May be repeated.

MUS 600L Instrumental Performance Lab (0 SH). For instrumental pedagogy and conducting classes, this lab meets once each week. Performance skills are cultivated. Note: The grade for MUS 600L will be incorporated into the grade of the appropriate pedagogy or conducting class. May be repeated.

MUS 600M Master Class, lab for private lessons (0 SH). Meets once each week. Performance skills are cultivated. Students of like instruments or voice meet together to perform for and be critiqued publicly by a master teacher. Co-requisite: must also register for private lessons. Note: The grade for MUS 600M will be incorporated into the grade of the appropriate private lesson. May be repeated.

MUS 601 Capstone Recital (4 SH). Students will prepare a portfolio, write a comprehensive capstone document (analyses of all pieces on recital), prepare program notes, prepare language translations (where appropriate), and pass a Recital Hearing by the faculty. Students performing Capstone Recital within three weeks of the end-of-semesterjury will be exempt from performing the jury, except that they will must perform their independently prepared piece for the jury. Prerequisite: permission of department chair.

MUS 602 Capstone Lecture Recital (4 SH). Students will prepare a portfolio, write a comprehensive capstone document (analyses of all pieces on recital), prepare program notes, prepare language translations (where appropriate), and pass a Lecture Recital Hearing by the faculty. Students performing Capstone Lecture Recital within three weeks of the end-of- semester jury will be exempt from performing the jury, except that they will must perform their independently prepared piece for the jury. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 620-624 Independent Study (1-4 SH). May be taken in Music Theory, Music History, Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Literature, Sacred Music, or Music Education. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department chair.

MUS 660, 670, 680, 690 Honors Research (1-4 SH).

Education and Supporting Courses:

EDU 231 Educational Psychology (4 SH). A study of the teaching and learning process for students preparing to teach children and adolescents. The units of the course include learning, instruction, human development, motivation, management, assessment and the learner. A practicum with children and/or adolescents is included. This course is offered by the Department of Education and does not count toward a psychology major, minor or as a course within the discipline.

ELL 206 English Language Learners (3 SH). The course is designed to infuse the teachers competencies related to meeting the instructional needs of English language learners. The course will explore the language, culture, standards-based instruction, assessment, and professionalism in order to understand and teach linguistically diverse learners effectively. Certification students PreK-12 are required to take this course.

SED 201 Foundations of Special Education (4 SH). This course is designed as an introduction to the field of special education for students seeking careers in education. It includes such topics as: identification, placement, programming, inclusive practices, advocacy, and other topics relating to persons who have disabilities from historical, medical, educational, societal, and individual points of view.

MTH 110 Mathematical Perspectives (4 SH). An introduction to quantitative concepts and skills, which enable students to interpret and reason with quantitative information. While each section of the course fulfills the quantitative reasoning requirement, the topics covered may vary from section to section.

MTH 124 Mathematical Perspectives II (2 SH). This course continues the development of concepts and skills that will enable students to interpret and reason with quantitative information. Prerequisite: a C- or higher in MTH 110 or MTH 131 or MTH 135 or appropriate advanced placement credit.

Auditions

A student who wishes to enroll as a music major or minor at Westminster College, in any of the available degree plans, must fulfill the general admission requirements of the college and must successfully perform an audition for the Department of Music Faculty. Students who are considering music at Westminster should plan a visit to the campus to view first hand the excellent facilities and to meet some of the faculty and students.

Initial visits to campus should be scheduled through the college Office of Admissions (724-946-7100). The college has set aside a series of Saturdays throughout the fall and spring as Campus Visitation Days where prospective students and parents may meet with administrators, faculty, and students, to discuss interests, financial aid, majors, minors, and extra-curricular activities.

Subsequent visits can be scheduled directly through the Department of Music (724-946-7270). Usually the student attending a Campus Visitation Day will be too busy on that day to also perform an audition for the music faculty. The Department of Music has set aside a series of dates throughout the fall and spring as Music Scholarship & Admission Audition Days.

Admission Auditions

Music Scholarship & Admission Auditions for the 2014-2015 academic year will be held at Westminster on the following days:

October 17, 2014
November 14, 2014
November 21, 2014
February 13, 2015
February 27, 2015
March 6, 2015
March 20, 2015
April 10, 2015
April 24, 2015

Times for Auditions:
Voice 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Instrumental 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Requirements

Instrumental:

Be prepared to perform solo literature that best demonstrates your technical ability and your musicality (tone, lyricism etc).  This may be accomplished in one work (concerto or sonata) or in multiple pieces.  Consult your private teacher for input.

We do not use a set piece(s) as these may be limiting to the performer based upon their background and abilities.

Additional components of the audition include:  a short sight-singing line, pitch matching (ear training), rhythm sight-reading (pat or clap).

The final component is a theory diagnostic exam that allows us to see what experience you have had in this area.

We will also talk with you about your future plans, what our curriculum offers and we will answer all questions that you (and your parents) may have.

Students interested in the BM in music performance must exhibit exemplary skills to be accepted into the music program. Acceptance into the performance program follows the jury at the end of the students first semester of study at Westminster.

Vocal:

Music Education Majors, must prepare two selections (one in English and one in a foreign language) that show off a student's abilities as a singer (range, flexibility, character, etc.). All selections must be memorized and should be performed in a manner that demonstrates a student's ability to interpret as well as to sing in a technically proficient manner.

Singers will be evaluated on their technical preparation, intonation, musicality, language skills and interpretation.

For Music Performance Majors, please prepare three selections (one in English and two in a foreign language) that show off a student's abilities as a singer (range, flexibility, character, etc.). All selections must be memorized and should be performed in a manner that demonstrates a student's ability to interpret as well as to sing in a technically proficient manner.

Singers will be evaluated on their technical preparation, intonation, musicality, language skills and interpretation.

Minors:

Music Minors, on all instruments, must audition in order to be available for any scholarship money.

A student planning to audition for scholarship or admission should schedule such an audition with Peggy Flynn, the Music Department Secretary, at (724)946-7270 or by email.

 

2014-2015 Westminster College Audition Lists:

Choir Auditions - Monday, August 25-Thursday, August 28.

Westminster Sings! Come be a part of an exciting legacy of excellence in choral music. Regardless of experience, Westminster has a choir for you. Join a welcoming community and challenge yourself musically.

Choirs tour on the regional, national and international levels, and routinely perform with full orchestra.

Positions currently open in the flagship touring ensembles, the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir.

Contact Dr. Samuel Barbara at barbarsw@westminster.edu or call (724-946-7278) ..... to arrange a (non-threatening!) placement hearing.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Music Events

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 7:30 pm
Westminster College Faculty Trumpet Recital
Dr. Timothy Winfield
Accompanist Dr. Nancy Zipay DeSalvo
W. Charles Wallace Memorial Chapel

Thursday, March 19, 2015 -8:00-4:00 pm
Westminster College Men’s Choral Festival
W. Charles Wallace Memorial Chapel

Sunday, March 29, 2015 – 3:00 pm
Westminster College Percussion Ensemble
Will W. Orr Auditorium

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 7:30 pm
Westminster College Horn Ensemble
Will W. Orr Auditorium

**Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 1:00 pm
Westminster College Junior Piano Recital
Benjamin Grove
W. Charles Wallace Memorial Chapel

Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 7:30 pm
Opera Westminster presents
Flirtatious, Frustrating and Fatal Attractions
Will W. Orr Auditorium

Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 3:00 pm
Westminster College Composers Recital
Will W. Orr Auditorium

Sunday, April 19, 2015 – 3:00 pm
Westminster College Jazz Ensemble Concert
Andrew J. McKelvey Center, Berlin Lounge

**Monday, April 20, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Westminster College Senior Organ Recital
Timothy Lane
Will W. Orr Auditorium

Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 7:30 pm
Westminster College Chamber Music Recital
Will W. Orr Auditorium

Friday, April 24, 2015 – 7:30 pm
Westminster College Men’s and Women's Choruses
W. Charles Wallace Memorial Chapel

**Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 3:00 pm
Westminster College Senior Voice Recital
Alexis Musgrove
W. Charles Wallace Memorial Chapel

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Westminster College Concert and Chamber Singers Choruses Concert
W. Charles Wallace Memorial Chapel

Thursday, April 30, 2015 – 7:30 pm
Westminster College Orchestra Concert
Will W. Orr Auditorium
W. Charles Wallace Memorial Chapel

Friday, May 1, 2015 – 7:30 pm
Westminster College Combined Band Concert
Will W. Orr Auditorium

*Events subject to change.

**Student recitals subject to change.

Ensembles

Music Ensembles are worth 1 semester hour of credit. All ensembles may be repeated for credit.

Large Ensembles

For purposes of satisfying specific major/minor requirements, the following are categorized as "Large Ensembles:" Music-401 Band, 421 Concert Choir, 423 Men's Chorus, 424 Women's Chorus, and 441 Orchestra.

Additional Ensembles

The large ensembles are supplemented by the following "Additional Ensembles:" 402 Jazz Ensemble, 403 Flute Choir, 404 Woodwind Ensemble, 405 Brass Ensemble, 405 C Horn Ensemble, 406 Percussion Ensemble, 407 Wind Ensemble, 422 Chamber Singers, 425 Opera Workshop, 442 String Chamber Ensemble, 443 Handbell Choir, and 444 Keyboard Ensemble.

 

What can you do with a Music degree?

Imagine yourself a music educator, performer in a symphony orchestra or opera company, college professor, symphony manager, or sales manager for a recording company.

Quick Facts


Music

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music



Faculty

Daniel E. Perttu

Associate Professor/Chair
Music

perttude@westminster.edu
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(724) 946-7024


Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Studio E
Mailbox: 154

Samuel W. Barbara

Assistant Professor
Music

barbarsw@westminster.edu
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(724) 946-7278


Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Studio C
Mailbox: 133

Anne H. Bentz

Associate Professor
Music

bentzah@westminster.edu
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(724) 946-6045


Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Studio D
Mailbox: 140

Nancy J. DeSalvo

Associate Professor
Music

desalvnj@westminster.edu
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(724) 946-7023


Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Studio G
Mailbox: 104

Tad Greig

Assoc.Prof/Band Director
Music

greigrt@westminster.edu
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(724) 946-7279


Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Studio F
Mailbox: 143

Jason T. Howard

Assistant Professor
Music

howardj@westminster.edu
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(724) 946-7025


Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Studio B
Mailbox: 138

Melinda Crawford Perttu

Assistant Professor
Music

perttumh@westminster.edu
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(724) 946-7271


Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Studio 61B - 61B
Mailbox: 100

Timothy D. Winfield

Assistant Professor
Music

winfietd@westminster.edu
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(724) 946-7274


Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   61
Mailbox: MUSIC


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