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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2015-2016

College of Liberal Arts

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Music (MUSI, MUED)

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Chairperson: Nicholas N. Orovich
Professor: Michael J. Annicchiarico, Andrew A. Boysen, Lori E. Dobbins, William G. Kempster, Christopher Kies, Nicholas N. Orovich, David K. Ripley, Robert Stibler, Peggy A. Vagts
Affiliate Professor: Clark Terry
Associate Professor: Daniel Beller-McKenna, Jenni Carbaugh Cook, Mark S. DeTurk, Robert W. Eshbach, Elizabeth Gunlogson, Robert Haskins, Peter W. Urquhart
Assistant Professor: Nathan Jorgensen
Senior Lecturer: Casey S. Goodwin, Arlene P. Kies
Lecturer: Rose Pruiksma, David Upham, Ryan Vigil, Mark Zielinski

The Department of Music offers two degree programs: the bachelor of arts in music and the bachelor of music.

The University of New Hampshire Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. 

Prospective majors in music are advised to contact the department for information on acceptance into the major.

All music students must earn grades of C- or better in all required music and music education courses. The required minimum overall GPA in required music and music education coursework is 2.0.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The bachelor of arts in music program offers students an opportunity to major in music within the liberal arts curriculum. This program is intended for those who wish to pursue the serious study of music and to acquire at the same time a broad general education; it is recommended for those considering graduate study leading to master's or doctoral degrees. 

To be admitted formally to the B.A. program, students must give evidence of satisfactory musical training by taking an admission audition. Students must declare music as a major before the beginning of the junior year, but it is highly recommended that they declare as early as possible, considering the large number of required courses.

The bachelor of arts degree is offered with three options: music liberal studies, performance study, and composition. Students enrolling in the B.A. music liberal studies program—a program that stresses the development of skills in analysis, writing, and critical thinking about a wide variety of music and the larger connection with history, culture, and society—are required to submit a writing sample and interview with one of the music liberal studies program faculty members. The writing sample should be non-fiction, preferably an assignment for a course in English, history, or a similar subject, 500 words or more in length. Students wanting to declare composition as their option must submit a music portfolio in addition to an audition on their major instrument.

For all options listed above, the Discovery Program capstone requirement is fulfilled by a final project or a public performance given during the senior year. For students in the music liberal studies option, there is a choice of completing a half recital or comparable final project; for students in the music composition option, a half lecture, half lecture-recital, or a half recital including at least one original composition; for those in performance study, a full recital.

Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. Bachelor of arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.

Major department courses may not be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements except in the case of a second or dual major. B.A. in music majors may use MUSI 502 (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery requirement.

Requirements for the bachelor of arts in music and its options are listed below.

 


Bachelor of Arts in Music Core Curriculum

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MUSI   471-472   Theory I   6  
MUSI   473-474   Ear Training I   2  
*MUSI   475-476   Functional Piano I   2  
MUSI   571-572   Theory II   6  
MUSI   573-574   Ear Training II   2  
*MUSI   575-576   Functional Piano II   2  
MUSI   501-502   History and Literature of Music   6  
MUSI   515   Music in World Cultures   4  
MUSI   703-715   Advanced Music History   3  
MUSI   771, 781 or 782   Counterpoint or Analysis: Form and Structure   3  
MUSI   541-564, 741-764   Performance Study (Applied Lessons)   Variable  
**MUSI   441-464   Performing Ensemble   Variable  

*Students will be given the opportunity to test out of MUSI 475-476 and MUSI 575-576.

**A maximum of 8 ensemble credits may count toward graduation for all bachelor of arts in music students.



Option 1, Music Liberal Studies+

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
*MUSI   771, 775-777, 779, 781-782, 703-715   Various advanced theory and music history courses   12 total  
**MUSI   536-564 or 736-764 and/or 441-464   Performance Study and/or Performing Ensemble   8 total  

* Any combination of advanced theory and history (12 credits) in addition to the core curriculum.

** Any combination of performance and/or ensemble study (8 credits total). 

+Degree program has plan approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.



Option 2, Music Composition+

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MUSI   771, 779, 781-782   Advanced Music Theory   6 total  
MUSI   775, 776, 777   Composition Lessons   8  
MUSI   731   Conducting   2  
MUSI   541-564/741-764   Performance Study (Applied Lessons)   4 total  
MUSI   441-464   Performing Ensemble   8 total  

Students in the composition option, if not in a lesson studio, will attend composition seminar.

+Degree program has plan approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.



Option 3, Performance Study+

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MUSI   731   Conducting   2  
*MUSI   541-565/741-764   Performance Study (Applied Lessons)   16 total  
**MUSI   520-521   Diction for Singers I & II   4 credits total  
MUSI   441-464   Performing Ensemble   8 total  

The language requirement for a student in the vocal performance option is satisfied by taking ITAL 401-402, GERM 401-402, or FREN 401-402.

* 2 credits per semester

** Required for vocal performance option only

+Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.



Bachelor of Music Degree Program

The bachelor of music degree program is offered to students who wish to develop their talent in performance, composition, or music education to a high professional level. The program is recommended to those considering graduate study leading to the M.M. or D.M.A. degrees. The music education option is part of the undergraduate certification program (see the Department of Education).

To be admitted to the B.M. program, students must demonstrate a high degree of musical competence or significant creative ability during an audition or examination. Selection is made on the professional requirements appropriate to each option. Students must formally declare the B.M. as a degree program before the beginning of the sophomore year. Continuation into the upper level of the program is subject to review by the department faculty.

Four degrees are offered in the bachelor of music curriculum: bachelor of music in music education*; bachelor of music in performance*; bachelor of music in composition+, and bachelor of music pre-teaching+. 

All bachelor of music students are required to give a public performance during their senior year, which fulfills the Discovery Program capstone requirement:

Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. B.M. in music majors may use MUSI 502 (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery category requirement, and MUSI 515 (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the World Cultures Discovery category requirement. Additionally, B.M. music education and preteaching majors may use MUSI 501 to satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery category requirement.

Additional requirements, grouped by option, are shown below the core curriculum table.

*Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.

+Degree program has plan approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.


Bachelor of Music Core Curriculum

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MUSI   471-472   Theory I   6  
MUSI   473-474   Ear Training I   2  
*MUSI   475-476   Functional Piano I   2  
MUSI   571-572   Theory II   6  
MUSI   573-574   Ear Training II   2  
*MUSI   575-576   Functional Piano II   2  
MUSI   501-502   History & Literature of Music   6  
MUSI   515   Music in World Cultures   4  
MUSI   731   Conducting   2  
MUSI   703-715   Advanced Music History   3  
MUSI   771, 781 or 782   Counterpoint or Analysis: Form & Structure   3  
MUSI   541-564/741-764   Performance Study (Applied Lessons)   Variable  
MUSI   441-464   Performing Ensemble   Variable  

* Students will be given the opportunity to test out of MUSI 475-476 and MUSI 575-576.

 



Bachelor of Music in Performance (Voice)+

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MUED   741   Techniques & Methods in Choral Music   2  
MUED   755   Vocal Pedagogy   2  
MUSI   520-521   Diction for Singers I and II   4 total  
MUSI   713 or 715   Art Song or Survey of Opera   3  
*MUSI   545/745   Performance Study (voice lessons)   25 total  
**MUSI   441, 442, or 448   Performing Ensemble   8 total  
ITAL, GERM, or FREN   401-402   Elementary Italian, German, or French   8 total  

* Three credits of lessons each semester until the student's senior recital semester; then it is 4 credits.

** Four credits must be MUSI 441; the remaining 4 credits must be 441, 442, or 448.

+Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.



Bachelor of Music in Performance (Piano)+

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MUED   743   Material & Methods in Piano Music   2  
*MUSI   771, 781, or 782   Counterpoint or Analysis: Form & Structure   3  
**MUSI   775-777, or 779   Compostion or Orchestration   3  
**MUSI   700 Level   Advanced Music History or Advanced Music Theory   3  
MUSI   795V   Special Studies - advanced piano pedagogy   2  
MUSI   795E   Special Studies - piano literature   1-2  
MUSI   455   Piano Ensemble   4 total  
***MUSI   541/741   Performance Study (piano lessons)   25 total  
MUSI   441-464   Performing Ensemble   4 total  

* A B.M. piano performance major must take a total of two of these three courses: 771, 781, and 782.

** A B.M. piano performance major must take an additional 700-level music history or music theory course.

*** Three credits of lessons each semester until the semester of the senior recital; then it is 4 credits.

+Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.

 



Bachelor of Music in Performance (All other Instruments)+

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
*MUED   745-751   Techniques & Methods   2-3  
**MUSI   700-level   Advanced Music History or Advanced Music Theory   3  
***MUSI   541-546/741-764   Performance Study   25 total  
MUSI   441-464   Performing Ensemble   12 total  

* B.M. instrumental performance majors take one methods class in the appropriate instrumental family, e.g., a trumpet player would take MUED 749, Techniques & Methods in Brass Instruments, to fulfill this requirement.

** This is in addition to the advanced music history and advanced music theory class already required.

*** Three credits of lessons are taken each semester until the student's senior recital semester; then it is 4 credits.

+Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.



Bachelor of Music in Composition+

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MUSI   771, 772, 781, 782   Advanced Music Theory   9 total  
MUSI   775-776   Composition   4 total  
MUSI   777   Advanced Composition   12 total  
MUSI   779   Orchestration   3  
*MUSI   795   Advanced Music Theory   3  
MUSI   795   Electronic Music   2  
**MUSI   703-715   Advanced Music History   3  
MUSI   541-564/741-764   Performance Study (Applied Lessons)   8 total  
MUSI   441-464   Performing Ensemble   8 total  

* This is in addition to the other 700-level theory classes outlined above.

** This is in addition to the core required 700-level music history class.

Students in the bachelor of music in composition degree program may use a maximum of 8 ensemble credits toward graduation.

Students in the bachelor of music in composition degree are required to attend 8 semesters of composition seminar.

+Degree program has plan approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.



Bachelor of Music (Music Education)

The bachelor of music degree in music education provides a route to undergraduate certification leading to state of New Hampshire teacher certification in music, grades K-12 (cert. #612.13). New Hampshire also participates in a reciprocal agreement with many other states: the Interstate Certification Compact.

Continuation in the B.M. music education program is made with the recommendation of the appropriate faculty members and contingent upon personal commitment to the teacher licensure program.

Students in music education must maintain an overall minimum 2.8 grade-point average at the time of application for student teaching (February 15 of junior year). Any education course taken for a teacher licensure requirement must be completed with a B- or better.

B.M. music education majors may use MUSI 501 (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery category requirement. In addition, they may use MUSI 502 (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery category requirement, and MUSI 515 (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the World Cultures Discovery category requirement.

The four-year bachelor of music in music education curriculum is highly structured due to the number of required courses to complete. In the table below is the list of additional classes required to earn a degree and a certificate to teach. Students may elect a vocal/choral or instrumental emphasis. See curriculum chart for differing requirements.

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Bachelor of Music in Music Education Curriculum+

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MUED   741   Techniques & Methods in Choral Music   2  
MUED   745   Techniques & Methods in String Instruments   2  
MUED   747   Techniques & Methods in Woodwind Instruments   2 (vocal) or 3 (instrumental)  
MUED   749   Techniques & Methods in Brass Instruments   2  
MUED   751   Techniques & Methods in Percussion Instruments   2  
MUED   755   Vocal Pedagogy   2 (vocal) or 1 (instrumental)  
MUED   765   Instrumental Music Methods   2 Instrumental emphasis only  
MUED   790   Teaching Elementary School Music   2  
MUED   791   Teaching Secondary School Music   2  
MUSI   520   Diction I   2 Vocal emphasis only  
MUSI   732   Conducting   2 total  
MUSI   779   Orchestration   3  
MUSI   541-564/741-764   Performance Study (Applied Lessons)   8 total  
*MUSI   441-464   Performing Ensemble   8  
EDUC   500   Exploring Teaching   4  
EDUC   700   Educational Structure & Change   4  
EDUC   701   Human Development & Learning Educational Psychology   4  
EDUC   705   Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education   4  
EDUC   751B   Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary   4  
EDUC   694   Courses in Supervised Teaching   8  

* Students in the bachelor of music in music education degree program may use a maximum of 8 ensemble credits toward graduation. Of the 8 credits in ensemble performance (MUSI 441-464) required during the course of study, it is required that at least 4 credits will be from Concert Choir (MUSI 441), Symphony (MUSI 450), Wind Symphony (MUSI 452), Symphonic Band (MUSI 453), and/or Concert Band (MUSI 451). At least 1 credit of performance in a jazz ensemble (MUSI 460) and 1 credit of Marching Band (MUSI 454) are highly desirable.

+Degree program has final approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.



Bachelor of Music (Pre-Teaching)

The bachelor of music pre-teaching degree is the program of choice for most students seeking a five-year, combined bachelor's and master's degree program that includes certification to teach music in the public schools. Students will complete all of the skill and knowledge content requirements in this undergraduate program leaving a year-long internship and some advanced study in music and education for the fifth year. The B.M. pre-teaching curriculum is the same as the B.M. music education curriculum with the lone exception being the omission of student teaching during the undergraduate years. Therefore, students should enroll as B.M. music education when admitted and change to B.M. pre-teaching in their junior year.


Bachelor of Music Pre-Teaching Curriculum+

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MUED   741   Techniques & Methods in Choral Music   2  
MUED   745   Techniques & Methods in String Instruments   2  
MUED   747   Techniques & Methods in Woodwind Instruments   2 (vocal) or 3 (instrumental)  
MUED   749   Techniques & Methods in Brass Instruments   2  
MUED   751   Techniques & Methods in Percussion Instruments   2  
MUED   755   Vocal Pedagogy   2 (vocal) or 1 (instrumental)  
MUED   765   Instrumental Music Methods   2 Instrumental emphasis only  
MUED   790   Teaching Elementary School Music   2  
MUED   791   Teaching Secondary School Music   2  
MUSI   520   Diction I   2 Vocal emphasis only  
MUSI   732   Conducting   2  
MUSI   779   Orchestration   3  
MUSI   541-564/741-764   Performance Study (Applied Lessons)   8 total  
*MUSI   441-464   Performing Ensemble   8  
EDUC   500   Exploring Teaching   4  
EDUC   700   Educational Structure & Change   4  
EDUC   701   Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology   4  
EDUC   705   Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education   4  
EDUC   751B   Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary   4  

*Students in the bachelor of music pre-teaching degree program may use a maximum of 8 ensemble credits toward graduation. Of the 8 credits in ensemble performance (MUSI 441-464) required during the course of study, it is required that at least 4 credits will be from Concert Choir (MUSI 441), Symphony (MUSI 450), Wind Symphony (MUSI 452), Symphonic Band (MUSI 453), and/or Concert Band (MUSI 451). At least 1 credit of performance in a jazz ensemble (MUSI 460) and 1 credit of Marching Band (MUSI 454) are highly desirable.

+Degree program has plan approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.



Minor in Music

All students wishing to receive a minor in music must complete a minimum of 20 credits of coursework in music, of which the following are required: MUSI 471-474 or MUSI 411-412; and any two of the following: MUSI 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 444, 501, 502, 515, or 610.


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