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Music


2012-2014 Catalog

Music

Faculty and Staff

Erin Aldridge, Associate Professor (Orchestra, Violin)
Pamela Bustos, Associate Professor (Band, Clarinet, Music Education)
Matthew Faerber, Professor (Choir, Music Education)
Vicki Fingalson, Assistant Professor (Voice, Opera Workshop)
E. Beth Gilbert, Professor (Piano, Music Theory)
Lois Veenhoven Guderian, Assistant Professor (Music Education)
Brett Jones, Associate Professor (Percussion, World Music)
Greg Kehl Moore, Professor (Jazz Studies, Saxophone)
Norma Stevlingson, Professor (Organ, Harpsichord, Music History)

Cooperating Academic Staff

Joshua Aerie, Lecturer, (Cello)
Dennis Berryhill, Lecturer, (Piano Technology)
Bradley Bombardier, Lecturer, (Bassoon)
Nixon Bustos, Lecturer, (String Bass)
Tracey Gibbens, Lecturer, (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)
Kevin Hoeschen, Lecturer, (Viola)
Tyler Kaiser, Lecturer, (Guitar)
Janell Kokkonen Lemire, Lecturer, (Harp)
Jeffrey Madison, Lecturer, (Voice)
Calland Metts, Lecturer, (Voice)
Jill Pospisil, Lecturer, (French horn)
Earl Salemink, Lecturer, (Trumpet)
Alexander Sandor, Lecturer, (Piano and Class Piano)
Melanie Sever, Lecturer, (Flute)
Laurie Van Brunt, Lecturer, (Oboe, English Horn)

Music Degrees

The Music Department offers curricula leading to the following degrees:

Bachelor of Music Education (Comprehensive)

  • Choral/General Music: (PK-12 Certification)
  • Instrumental Music: (5-12 Certification)

Bachelor of Music (Comprehensive)

Performance Concentration

  • Instrumental Performance Track
  • Jazz Studies Performance Track
  • Keyboard Performance Track
  • Voice Performance Track

Bachelor of Arts with a major in music

Special Accreditation

All degree programs in Music are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Student Learning Outcomes

Music Majors In All Degree Programs Will Demonstrate Ability to:

  1. Perform, at a high level of mastery, both soloistically and collaboratively, music of all styles in the repertory of their major instrument
  2. Successfully participate and perform in music ensembles and demonstrate knowledge of the role of the conductor, composer, performer, and audience
  3. Recognize and analyze the theoretical elements of music and their relationships within scores across local, national and global styles, and historical contexts
  4. Demonstrate through performance and written description, knowledge of formal structures, notations, instruments and styles as well as stage presentation skills
  5. Relate historical, social, philosophical, technological and artistic developments to the creation of music of any given time period
  6. Evaluate musical performances of self and others via a set of criteria common to the performance practices of particular genres and apply strategies for life-long improvement

Graduation Requirements

All students majoring in music or music education must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the sequence of courses for one of the degree programs listed below with a grade of C- or better in each music course required for the major, and a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Grades in applied music, ensembles and repertory classes will be excluded when computing this average.
  2. Pass the piano proficiency examination one semester prior to graduation, or before student teaching if majoring in music education. Students with credits in MUSI 236, 237, 238, 336, 337, 338, 436, 437, 438 are exempt from this requirement.
  3. Participate in a major ensemble each semester enrolled except during student teaching. The major ensembles are Symphonic Band (for woodwind, brass and percussion majors as well as keyboard majors with a secondary band instrument), University Orchestra (for string majors as well as keyboard majors with a secondary string instrument) and Acappella Choir (for voice majors as well as keyboard majors with a secondary interest in voice).
  4. Enroll in MUSI 150 each semester (must pass a minimum of eight semesters) except during student teaching.
  5. Satisfy the graduation requirements listed in the front section of this catalog.
  6. Capstone Experience: For students majoring in Music Education, the capstone experience is student teaching or interning. For students majoring in Performance, the capstone experience is the full recital. For students earning the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, the capstone experience, approved by the major advisor, may be a recital, a creative work such as a composition or arrangement, or an independent research project or paper.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen:

Upon admission to the university, all prospective music majors must audition for admission to the Music Department. At the end of their first semester, and again at the end of their sophomore year, students will be advised concerning their potential to succeed in their chosen field.

Transfer students:

Students transferring from other institutions must perform an audition on their major instrument and take placement examinations in keyboard, music history and theory before registering for music courses at UW-Superior.

Music Department Residency Requirement

All students, including transfer students, who wish to earn a degree in music from UW-Superior must complete at UW-Superior at least 18 credits in music for a comprehensive degree, and at least 12 credits in music for a non-comprehensive degree.

Admission to Advanced Standing

Before enrolling for Applied Music courses numbered above 300, students must take the Advanced Standing Exam in Applied Music. This is normally done at the end of the fourth semester of applied study. See applied music instructor for information regarding performance standards for this exam.

Conditions

Students may not enroll on a Pass-Fail basis in any course required for the major except MUSI 150.

Credit by Examination

The Music Department offers credit by examination in selected music courses. For further information contact the department chair.

Bachelor of Music Education Degree (Comprehensive)

Choral/General Music: (PK-12) Certification Requirements

126 total credits (including general education)

Music required courses (58 credits required):

MUSI 145 Italian-English Diction -- 1 credit
MUSI 171 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 172 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 173 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 174 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 271 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 272 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 273 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 274 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis -- 2 credits
MUSI 264 Music History -- 2 credits
MUSI 364 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 365 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 369 Choral Pedagogy -- 1 credit
MUSI 370 Vocal Pedagogy -- 2 credits
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting -- 2 credits
MUSI 482 Conducting Practicum -- 2 credits
MUSEd 384 Choral Techniques and Literature -- 2 credits
MUSI 395 Half Recital -- 1 credit
  • Applied Major (voice or keyboard) --12 credits (must enroll every semester in the program and must include 4 credits above the 300 level)
  • Applied Minor (keyboard or voice) -- 3 credits (three semesters at 1 credit each)
  • Major ensemble (MUSI 110/310) -- 4 credits (must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Minor ensemble (MUSI 107/307) -- 2 credits
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Pass piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching

Additional Music Education courses for certification in general music (6 credits required):

MUSEd 382 Elementary Music Methods -- 3 credits
MUSEd 386 Secondary General Music Methods -- 3 credits

General Education Category Requirements for General Music Certification

General Education courses required (39 credits required):

Knowledge Categories:Humanities (9 credits required):

  • World Language, Culture, and Philosophy (3 credits required):
    Must choose MUSI 161 Music and World Culture-3 credits
  • Fine and Applied Arts (6 credits required):
    Art History, Criticism, and Appreciation (3 credits). Must choose either Art 222 Art History-4 credits OR Comm 122 Theatre Appreciation-3 credits

Teacher Education required courses (30 credits required):

TED 200 Introduction to Education -- 3 credits
TED 253 Human Development -- 3 credits
TED 270 Multicultural Non-Sexist Education -- 3 credits
TED 300 Principles of Learning -- 3 credits
TED 443 Student Teaching -- 12 credits
ENGED 465 Using Literary Processes in the Content Area -- 3 credits
TED 494 Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching -- 3 credits

Instrumental Music: (5-12) Certification Requirements

130 total credits (including general education)

Music required courses (62 credits required):

MUSI 171 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 172 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 173 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 174 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 271 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 272 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 273 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 274 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis -- 2 credits
MUSI 374 Orchestration -- 2 credits
MUSI 264 Music History -- 2 credits
MUSI 364 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 365 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 140 Voice Techniques -- 1 credit
MUSI 141 Woodwind Techniques -- 1 credit
MUSI 143 Percussion Techniques -- 1 credit
MUSI 241 Brass Techniques -- 1 credit
MUSI 243 String Techniques -- 1 credit
MUSI 367 Marching Band Techniques -- 1 credit
MUSI 379 Jazz Band Techniques -- 1 credit
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting -- 2 credits
MUSI 482 Conducting Practicum -- 2 credits (two semesters)
MUSEd 385 Instrumental Methods -- 2 credits
MUSEd 388 Band/Orchestra Literature -- 2 credits
MUSI 395 Half Recital -- 1 credit
  • Applied Major --12 credits (must enroll every semester in the program and must include 4 credits above the 300 level)
  • Applied Minor -- 2 credits (two semesters of 1 credit each must be taken on an instrument outside the student's major instrument family--the exception is string majors who may select another stringed instrument)
  • Major ensemble (MUSI 112/312 OR MUSI 114/314) -- 4 credits (must enroll every semester in the program using their primary instrument)
  • Minor ensemble (MUSI 104, 105, 106, 108, 115) -- 0 credits (must enroll two semesters and use primary instrument)
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Pass piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching

Additional Music Education courses for certification in general music (6 credits required):

MUSEd 382 Elementary Music Methods -- 3 credits
MUSEd 386 Secondary General Music Methods -- 3 credits

General Education Category Requirements for General Music Certification

General Education courses required (39 credits required):

Knowledge Categories:Humanities (9 credits required):

  • World Language, Culture, and Philosophy (3 credits required):
    Must choose MUSI 161 Music and World Culture-3 credits
  • Fine and Applied Arts (6 credits required):
    Art History, Criticism, and Appreciation (3 credits)Must choose either Art 222 Art History-4 credits OR Comm 122 Theatre Appreciation-3 credits

Teacher Education required courses (36 credits required):

TED 200 Introduction to Education -- 3 credits
TED 253 Human Development -- 3 credits
TED 270 Multicultural Non-Sexist Education -- 3 credits
TED 300 Principles of Learning -- 3 credits
TED 443 Student Teaching -- 12 credits
ENGED 465
TED 494
Using Literary Processes in the Content Area -- 3 credits
Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching -- 3 credits

Bachelor of Music Performance Degree (Comprehensive)

The Bachelor of Music degree is intended for highly qualified students who are capable of pursuing advanced studies beyond a baccalaureate degree and/or a professional career in music. Enrollment is contingent upon a special performance jury that occurs no earlier than the end of the first semester of study. This special performance jury must also be passed for a student transferring into the Bachelor of Music degree program from another degree program or from another institution.

Instrumental Performance Track (Non-Keyboard) Requirements

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (72-78 credits required):

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture -- 3 credits
MUSI 171 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 172 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 173 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 174 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 271 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 272 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 273 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 274 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 372 Counterpoint -- 3 credits
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis -- 2 credits
MUSI 264 Music History -- 2 credits
MUSI 364 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 365 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 374 Orchestration -- 2 credits
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting -- 2 credits
MUSI 275 Composition (two semesters at 1 credit each) OR MUSI 192 Jazz Improvisation -- 2 credits
  • Applied Major -- 24-30 credits (4 credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major; 16 credits must be at the 400 level. Must enroll every semester in program)
  • Major Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 OR MUSI 114/314) -- 4 credits ( must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Minor Ensemble (MUSI 104-106, 108, 109, 111, 115)-- 2 credits
  • Repertory/Pedagogy (MUSI 151/351 or 152/352 or 155/355 or 157/357) -- 1 credit
MUSI 395 Half Recital -- 1 credit
MUSI 495 Full Recital -- 2 credits
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)

Pass piano proficiency exam one semester prior to graduation

Jazz Studies Performance Track Requirements

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (75 credits required):

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture -- 3 credits
MUSI 171 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 172 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 173 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 174 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 175 Introduction to Jazz Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 192 Jazz Improvisation -- 8 credits (must enroll every semester in the program)
MUSI 193 Jazz Arranging and Composing -- 1 credit
MUSI 266 Jazz Appreciation -- 3 credits
MUSI 271 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 272 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 273 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 274 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 372 Counterpoint -- 3 credits
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis -- 2 credits
MUSI 264 Music History -- 2 credits
MUSI 364 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 365 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 379 Jazz Band Techniques -- 1 credit
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting -- 2 credits
  • Applied Major -- 16 credits (minimum of 4 credits at the 300 level and must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Major Ensemble (MUSI 110, 112 or 114) -- 4 credits (must enroll every semester in the program)

MUSI 111 Jazz Ensemble OR MUSI 109 Jazz Combo -- 2 credits (must enroll every semester in the program)

MUSI 395 Half Recital (Classical) -- 1 credit
MUSI 495 Full Recital (Jazz) -- 2 credits
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)

Pass piano proficiency exam one semester prior to graduation.

Keyboard Performance Track Requirements

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (75-84 credits required):

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture -- 3 credits
MUSI 171 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 172 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 173 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 174 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 271 Ear Training --1 credit
MUSI 272 Ear Training --1 credit
MUSI 273 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 274 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 372 Counterpoint -- 3 credits
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis -- 2 credits
MUSI 264 Music History -- 2 credits
MUSI 364 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 365 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting -- 2 credits
  • Applied Major -- 24-30 credits (4 credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major; 16 credits must be at the 400 level and must enroll every semester in program)
  • Applied Minor (MUSI 136, 137, or 138) -- 2 credits
  • Major Ensemble (MUSI 110/310, 112/312, OR MUSI 114/314) -- 4 credits ( must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Minor Ensemble (Pianists: MUSI 113/313 OR 115/315; Organists: 107/307) -- 1 credit
MUSI 191/391 Accompanying Practicum -- 3 credits (three semesters at 1 credit each)
 
MUSI 153/353 Piano Repertory (four semesters) -- 4 credits
OR
MUSI 154/354  Organ Repertory/Pedagogy (six semesters) -- 6 credits
 
MUSI 187 Piano Pedagogy (required for piano majors only) -- 2 credits
MUSI 394 Piano Technology (required for piano majors only) -- 1 credit
MUSI 395 Half Recital -- 1 credit
MUSI 495 Full Recital -- 2 credits
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in program)

Voice Performance Track Requirements

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (72-78 credits required):

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture -- 3 credits
MUSI 145 English and Italian Diction -- 1 credit
MUSI 146 French and German Diction -- 1 credit
MUSI 171 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 172 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 173 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 174 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 271 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 272 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 273 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 274 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 372 Counterpoint -- 3 credits
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis -- 2 credits
MUSI 264 Music History -- 2 credits
MUSI 364 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 365 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 370 Vocal Pedagogy -- 2 credits
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting -- 2 credits

Applied Major -- 24-30 credits (Four credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major; minimum of 16 credits of MUSI 439 and must enroll every semester in program)

MUSI 110/310 Choir -- 4 credits (must enroll every semester in program)
MUSI 107/307 Chamber Choir -- 1 credit
MUSI 317 Opera Workshop -- 1 credit
MUSI 156 Vocal Repertoire -- 1 credit
MUSI 395 Half Recital -- 1 credit
MUSI 495 Full Recital -- 2 credits
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in program)

Pass piano proficiency exam one semester prior to graduation

Additional requirements:

SPAN/GERM/FREN Foreign language -- 6 credits
COMM 125 Beginning Acting -- 3 credits

Music Major - Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (48 credits required):

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture -- 3 credits
MUSI 171 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 172 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 173 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 174 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 271 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 272 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 273 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 274 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 372 Counterpoint -- 3 credits
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis -- 2 credits
MUSI 264 Music History -- 2 credits
MUSI 364 Music History -- 3 credits
MUSI 365 Music History -- 3 credits

Applied Major -- 12 credits (two credits per semester; 2 credits must be at the 300 level and must enroll every semester in program)

Major ensemble (110/310, 112/312, or 114/314) -- 4 credits (must enroll every semester in program)

MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credit (must pass eight semesters and enroll every semester in program)

Pass piano proficiency exam one semester prior to graduation

Bachelor of Arts Degree Foreign/Indigenous Language courses (3-6 credits required):
CHIN/FNS/FREN/GERM/SPAN language courses

Music Minor Requirements

22 total credits

Music courses required (22 credits required):

MUSI 160 Music Appreciation -- 3 credits
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture -- 3 credits
MUSI 171 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 172 Ear Training -- 1 credit
MUSI 173 Theory -- 3 credits
MUSI 174 Theory -- 3 credits
Major ensemble (MUSI 110, 112, or 114) -- 4 credits
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credit (must pass four semesters)
Applied Music 120-139 -- 4 credits (4 semesters on same instrument at 1 credit each)

Other requirements:

  • Piano proficiency equivalent to MUSI 103.
  • Completion of a major.
  • Completion of the General Education requirements.
  • Electives to complete the 120-credit requirement (may include additional music courses.)

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