Music - Academic Programs - 2012-14 Catalog - UW-Superior

2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

Music

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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) Top of Page

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

126 total credits (including general education)

Music required courses (58 credits required):

English and Italian Diction -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Form And Analysis -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Choral Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
Vocal Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
Beginning Conducting -- 2.00 credits
Conducting Practicum -- 1.00 credits
Secondary Choral Techniques and Literature -- 2.00 credits
Half Recital -- 1.00 credits

  • 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):

Elementary Music Methods -- 3.00 credits
Secondary General Music Methods -- 3.00 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):

Introduction to Education -- 3.00 credits
Human Development -- 3.00 credits
Multicultural Education -- 3.00 credits
Theories of Student Learning -- 3.00 credits
Student Teaching in Special Areas-Early Childhood-Adolescence (4-18) -- 4.00 - 18.00 credits
Content Area Literacy -- 3.00 credits
Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching -- 3.00 credits

Instrumental Music: (5-12) Certification Requirements Top of Page

130 total credits (including general education)

Music required courses (62 credits required):

Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Form And Analysis -- 2.00 credits
Orchestration -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Vocal Techniques -- 1.00 credits
Percussion Techniques -- 1.00 credits
Brass Techniques -- 1.00 credits
String Techniques -- 1.00 credits
Marching Band Techniques -- 1.00 credits
Jazz Band Techniques -- 1.00 credits
Beginning Conducting -- 2.00 credits
Conducting Practicum -- 1.00 credits
Instrumental Methods -- 2.00 credits
High School Band and Orchestra Literature -- 2.00 credits
Half Recital -- 1.00 credits

  • 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):

Elementary Music Methods -- 3.00 credits
Secondary General Music Methods -- 3.00 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):

Introduction to Education -- 3.00 credits
Human Development -- 3.00 credits
Multicultural Education -- 3.00 credits
Theories of Student Learning -- 3.00 credits
Student Teaching in Special Areas-Early Childhood-Adolescence (4-18) -- 4.00 - 18.00 credits

Bachelor of Music Performance Degree (Comprehensive) Top of Page

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 Top of Page

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (72-78 credits required):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
[[MUSO 173]] [[MUSO 174]]
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Counterpoint -- 3.00 credits
Form And Analysis -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Orchestration -- 2.00 credits
Beginning Conducting -- 2.00 credits

Composition -- 1.00 - 2.00 credits

or

Practicum-Jazz Improvisation -- 1.00 - 2.00 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

Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits
Concert/Recital Class -- 0.00 credits

NOTE: MUSI 150 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 Top of Page

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (75 credits required):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Jazz Theory -- 3.00 credits
Practicum-Jazz Improvisation -- 1.00 - 2.00 credits
Practicum-Jazz Arranging and Composing -- 1.00 - 2.00 credits
Jazz Appreciation -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Counterpoint -- 3.00 credits
Form And Analysis -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Jazz Band Techniques -- 1.00 credits
Beginning Conducting -- 2.00 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)

Jazz Band -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits

or

Jazz Combo -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits

NOTE: MUSI 111 and MUSI 109 - must enroll every semester in the program

Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits
Concert/Recital Class -- 0.00 credits

NOTE: MUSI 150 - 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 Top of Page

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (75-84 credits required):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Counterpoint -- 3.00 credits
Form And Analysis -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Beginning Conducting -- 2.00 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

Practicum-Keyboard Accompanying -- 1.00 - 2.00 credits

or

Practicum-Keyboard Accompanying -- 1.00 - 2.00 credits

(three semesters at 1 credit each)

Piano Repertory -- 1.00 credits

or

Piano Repertory -- 1.00 credits

or

Organ Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits

or

Organ Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits

Piano Pedagogy -- 2.00 credits
Piano Technology -- 1.00 credits
Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits
Concert/Recital Class -- 0.00 credits

NOTE: MUSI 150 - must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in program

Voice Performance Track Requirements Top of Page

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (72-78 credits required):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
English and Italian Diction -- 1.00 credits
French and German Diction -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Counterpoint -- 3.00 credits
Form And Analysis -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Vocal Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
Beginning Conducting -- 2.00 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)

A Cappella Choir -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits

or

A Cappella Choir -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits

Chamber Choir -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits

or

Chamber Choir -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits

Opera Workshop -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits
Vocal Repertory -- 1.00 credits
Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits
Concert/Recital Class -- 0.00 credits

Pass piano proficiency exam one semester prior to graduation

Additional requirements:

SPAN/GERM/FREN - Foreign Language -- 6 credits

Beginning Acting for Theatre -- 3.00 credits

Music Major - Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements Top of Page

120 total credits (including general education courses)

Music required courses (48 credits required):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Theory -- 3.00 credits
Counterpoint -- 3.00 credits
Form And Analysis -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 2.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 credits
Music History -- 3.00 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 Top of Page

22 total credits

Music courses required (22 credits required):

Music Appreciation -- 3.00 credits
Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Ear Training -- 1.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits
Elementary Theory -- 3.00 credits

A Cappella Choir -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits

or

Symphonic Band -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits

or

University Orchestra -- 0.00 - 1.00 credits

Concert/Recital Class -- 0.00 credits

Applied Music 120 - 139 -- 4 credits (4 semesters on same instrument at 1 credit each)

NOTE: MUSI 150 must pass four semesters

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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