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Music


2010-2012 Catalog

Music

Faculty 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, Assistant Professor (Percussion, World Music)
Greg Kehl Moore, Professor (Jazz Studies, Saxophone)
Norma Stevlingson, Professor (Organ, Harpsichord, Music History)

Cooperating Academic Staff 

Dennis Berryhill, Lecturer, (Piano Technology)
Nixon Bustos, Lecturer, (String Bass)
Tracey Gibbens, Lecturer, (Trombone, Tuba)
Kevin Hoeschen, Lecturer, (Viola)
Tyler Kaiser, Lecturer, (Guitar)
Janell Kokkonen Lemire, Lecturer, (Harp)
Jeffrey Madison, Lecturer (Voice)
Rebecca Peterson, Lecturer, (Cello)
Jill Pospisil, Lecturer, (French horn)
Earl Salemink, Lecturer, (Trumpet)
Alexander Sandor, Lecturer, (Piano and Class Piano)
Kathryn Sandor, Lecturer, (Flute)
Sebastian Tackling, Lecturer, (Bassoon)
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)

                        A.         Choral/General Music: Birth-21 Certification
                        B.         Instrumental Music: Birth-21 Certification

            Bachelor of Music (Comprehensive)

            Performance Concentration       

A.         Instrumental Performance Track
B.         Jazz Studies Performance Track
C.         Keyboard Performance Track
D.         Voice Performance Track

            Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a major in music

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

Admission Requirements: Freshmen

Upon admission to the university, all prospective music majors must audition for admission to the Music Department and take placement examinations in piano and music theory. 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.

Admission Requirements: 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.

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.

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

--     A.  Choral/General Music: Birth-21 Certification  Top of Page

Major requirements:    

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 372       Counterpoint -- 3 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 -- 1 credit
MUSI 380       Beginning Conducting -- 2 credits
MUSI 381       Advanced Conducting -- 1 credit          
MUSI 482       Conducting Practicum -- 1 credit
MUSEd 384    Choral Techniques and Literature -- 2 credits
MUSI 395       Half Recital  -- 1 credit

Applied Major (voice or keyboard) * +  -- 2 credits
Applied Minor (keyboard or voice) #   -- 3 credits
Major ensemble (MUSI 110/310) *   -- 7 credits
Minor ensemble (MUSI 107/307) -- 2 credits
MUSI 150       Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters) * --  0 credits
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching  

Total:  61 credits

Additional courses needed for certification in general music:
MUSI 161       Music and World Culture -- 3 credits*
MUSEd 382    Elementary Music Methods -- 3 credits
MUSEd 386    Secondary General Music Methods -- 2 credits
ART 222 or COMM 122 --3-4 credits*

Total:  11-12 credits

*General Education courses

Teacher Education
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 Teachi -- 12 credits
TED 465         Using Literary Processes in the Content Area -- 3 credits
TED 494         Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching -- 2 credits

Total:  9 credits 

Totals by Category
Major 61 credits
Teacher Education:  29 credits
General Education:  39 credits

Grand Total:  129 credits

* Every semester enrolled in the program

+ Must include four credits above 300

# Three semesters at one credit each

--     B.  Instrumental Music: Birth-21 Certification Top of Page

Major requirements:  

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 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 379       Jazz Pedagogy and Literature -- 2 credits
MUSI 380       Beginning Conducting  -- 2 credits
MUSI 381       Advanced Conducting  -- 1 credit
MUSI 482       Conducting Practicum -- 1 credit
MUSEd 385    Instrumental Methods  -- 2 credits
MUSEd 388    Band/Orchestra Literature -- 2 credits
MUSI 395       Half Recital -- 1 credit

Applied Major * +   --    12 credits
Applied Minor #     --    2 credits
Major Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 or MUSI 114/314) *  --   4 credits
Minor Ensemble (MUSI 104, 105, 106, 108, 115) ^   --  2 credits
MUSI 150       Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters) *    --    0 credit
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching

Total 67 credits

Teacher Education
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
TED 465         Using Literary Processes in the Content Area -- 3 credits
TED 494         Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching -- 2 credits

Total:  29 credits  

Totals by Category
Major              67 credits
Teacher Education    29 credits
General Education    39 credits

Grand Total:  135 credits

* Every semester enrolled in the program

# Two semesters at one credit each must be taken on an instrument outside the student's major instrument family. (Exception: String majors may select another stringed instrument.)

+ Must include four credits above 300 (two semesters at two credits each)

^ Students must enroll in ensembles using their primary instrument.

Bachelor of Music Performance Concentration (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.

--     A.  Instrumental Performance Track (Non-Keyboard) Top of Page

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
MUSI 275       Composition
or
MUSI 192       Jazz Improvisation  --  2 credits
Applied Major (Four credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major) * #   --  24-30 credits
Major Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 or MUSI 114/314) *  --  8 credits
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 (must pass eight semesters) *  --  0 credit
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation

Total:  74-80 credits

Totals by Category
Major:74-80 credits
General Education:36 credits
Electives:  4-10 credits
Grand Total : 120 credits 

# Minimum of 16 credits at the 400 level

* Every semester enrolled in the program

--     B.  Jazz Studies Performance Track Top of Page

Major requirements:  

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
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 Pedagogy and Literature -- 2 credits
MUSI 380       Beginning Conducting -- 2 credits
Applied Major (Two credits per semester upon acceptance as  jazz studies major)*#   --  12-16 credits
Major Ensemble (MUSI 110, 112 or 114)*  --  8 credits
MUSI 111       Jazz Ensemble or MUSI 109 Jazz Combo* --  2 credits
MUSI 395       Half Recital (Classical)  -- 1 credit
MUSI 495       Full Recital (Jazz) --  2 credits
MUSI 150       Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters)*  --  0 credit
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation    

Total : 76-80 credits

Totals by Category
Major 76-80 credits
General Education 36 credits
Electives:  4-8 credits
Grand Total: 120 credits 

# Minimum of four credits at the 300 level

* Every semester enrolled in the program

--     C. Keyboard Performance Track Top of Page

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 275       Composition
or
MUSI 192       Jazz Improvisation  --  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 *
MUSI 136/236 Piano, 137/237 Organ, or 138/238 Harpsichord (Four credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major) -- 8-14 credits
MUSI 436 Piano, 437 Organ, or 438 Harpsichord  -- 16 credits
Applied Minor (136, 137, or 138) #  --  2 credits
Major ensemble (110/310, 112/312 or 114/414)  -- 4 credits
Minor ensemble (Pianists: 113/313 or 115/315; Organists: 107/307) -- 1 credit
MUSI 191/391     Accompanying practicum+  -- 3 credits
MUSI 153/353     Piano Repertory (four semesters) 
or
MUSI 154/354     Organ Repertory (six semesters)
or
MUSI 158/358     Harpsichord Repertory (four semesters)  --  4-6 credits
MUSI 187/387     Piano Pedagogy (piano majors only) --  2 credits
MUSI 394       Piano Technology (piano majors only) -- 1 credit
MUSI 395       Half Recital -- 1 credit
MUSI 495       Full Recital  -- 2 credits
MUSI 150       Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters) * --  0 credit

Total:  74-83 credits

Totals by Category   
Major: 74-83 credits
General Education:39 credits
Electives:0-7 credits
Grand Total               120 credits

* Every semester enrolled in the program 

# One credit per semester for a minimum of two credits

+ Three semesters at one credit each

--     D. Voice Performance Track Top of Page

Major requirements:      

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 -- 1 credit
MUSI 380       Beginning Conducting -- 2 credits
MUSI 275       Composition
or
MUSI 192       Jazz Improvisation  --  2 credits

Applied Major 239/439* (Four credits per semester upon acceptance as voice performance major) #   --  24-30 credits
MUSI 110/310     Choir *   --  8 credits
Minor ensemble 107/307/317 **  -- 2 credits
MUSI 156       Vocal Repertoire -- 1 credit
MUSI 395       Half Recital -- 1 credit
MUSI 495       Full Recital  -- 2 credits
MUSI 150       Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters) *  -- 0 credit
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation

Total: 74-80 credits

Additional requirements:

Foreign language -- 6 credits
COMM 125     Beginning Acting -- 3 credits

Totals by Category
Major:74-80 credits
General Education:36 credits
Additional requirements11 credits
Grand Total: 121-127 credits 

* Every semester enrolled in the program

# Minimum of 16 credits of MUSI 439.

** One credit must be in MUSI 317

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree Music Major Top of Page

Major requirements:        

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 (minimum of six semesters) * +  --   8 credits
Major ensemble (110/310, 112/312, or 114/314) *  -- 8 credits
MUSI 150       Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters) *  -- 0 credit
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation   

Total: 48 credits

Totals by Category
Major: 48 credits
Minor: 22-24 credits
General Education: 36 credits
Electives12-14 credits
Grand Total: 20 credits 

* Every semester enrolled in the program

+ Must include two credits at 300 level

Music minor Top of Page

Minor Requirements:   

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 (must pass four semesters) -- 0 credit
Applied Music 120-139 (4 semesters on same instrument at 1 credit each) -- 4 credits

Total: 22 credits 

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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