Music

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Dr. Erin Aldridge, Professor (Orchestra, Violin)
Dr. Pamela Bustos, Associate Professor (Band, Clarinet, Music Education)
Dr. Vicki Fingalson, Associate Professor (Voice, Opera Workshop)
Dr. Michael Fuchs, Assistant Professor (Choir, Music Education)
Dr. Lois Veenhoven Guderian, Associate Professor (Music Education Coordinator)
Dr. Brett Jones, Professor (Percussion, Music Department Chair)
Dr. Greg Kehl Moore, Professor (Jazz Studies, Saxophone)
Dr. Hector Landa, Assistant Professor (Piano)
Dr. E. Beth Gilbert, Professor Emeritus
Dr. Norma Stevlingson, Professor Emeritus
Zoë Scherer, Department Program Associate

Cooperating Academic Staff Top of Page

Dennis Berryhill, Senior Lecturer (Piano Technology)
Dr. Derek Bromme, Senior Lecturer (Low Brass)
Ian Deterling, Lecturer (Music Technology)
Kimberlie Dillon, Senior Lecturer (Oboe)
Dr. Thomas Hamilton, Senior Lecturer (Organ)
Kevin Hoeschen, Senior Lecturer (Viola)
Dr. Betsy Husby, Senior Lecturer (Cello)
Jacob Jonker, Lecturer (Guitar)
Dr. Jeffrey Madison, Senior Lecturer (Voice)
Deborah Rausch, Senior Lecturer (French Horn)
Michael Roemhildt, Senior Lecturer (Bassoon)
Earl Salemink, Senior Lecturer (Trumpet)
Alexander Sandor, Senior Lecturer (Piano)
Melanie Sever, Senior Lecturer (Flute)

Music Degrees Top of Page

The Music Department offers curricula leading to the following degrees:

Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)

  • Bachelor of Music Education -- This program prepares students to teach PK-12 Music
  • Bachelor of Music Education: Choral/General -- Completion of program and Wisconsin DPI requirements for this degree leads to EC-A licensure in Choral and General Music in the state of Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Music Education:  Instrumental/General -- Completion of program and Wisconsin DPT requirements for this degree leads to EC-A licensure in Instrumental and General Music in the state of Wisconsin.

Upon completion of the program, students may also apply for licensure in other states.

*Notice:  Due to pending licensure program approvals by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), program requirements are subject to change for students entering Fall 2019.  Students affected by any approved changes which occur in the 2019-2021 catalog will be formally notified by the UW-Superior Educator Prepation Program.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (B.M.)

  • Bachelor of Music in Performance: Instrumental (Non-keyboard)
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance: Keyboard
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance: Voice

All Bachelor of Music in Performance degrees are comprehensive, meaning a minor is not required.

Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.)

A minor is required for completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.

Music: Bachelor of Music Education Degree (B.M.E.) Top of Page

The Bachelor of Music Education degree allows students interested in a career as music educators the opportunity to hone their musical skills while learning and practicing innovative and research-based teaching strategies under the direction of experienced faculty. All Bachelor of Music Education degrees are comprehensive, meaning a minor is not required.  This degree prepares students to teach PK-12 music.

Music: Bachelor of Music Education Top of Page

134 total credits required (including University Studies)

*Notice:  Due to pending licensure program approvals by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), program requirements are subject to change for students entering Fall 2019.  Students affected by any approved changes which occur in the 2019-2021 catalog will be formally notified by the UW-Superior Educator Preparation Program.

Music Required courses (62 minimum):

Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
 
Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
 
Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
 
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
 
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
 
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
 
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
 
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
 
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
 
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
 
Music History I -- 3.00 credits
 
Music History II -- 3.00 credits
 
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
 
Conducting II -- 1.00 credits
Introduction to Music Education -- 1.00 credits
 
General Music Methods -- 3.00 credits
 
Choral Methods and Literature -- 3.00 credits
 
Instrumental Methods and Literature -- 3.00 credits
Orchestration -- 2.00 credits
 
Woodwind Techniques -- 1.00 credits
 
Percussion Techniques -- 1.00 credits
 
Brass Techniques -- 1.00 credits
 
String Techniques -- 1.00 credits
 
Half Recital -- 1.00 credits

  • Applied Music:  Major Instrument -- 12 credits (must enroll every semester in the program and must include 4 credits at the 300 level)
  • Large ensemble (MUSI 110/310, 112/312, 114/314 -- 4 credits (must enroll every semester in the program)
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Pass piano proficiency exam (must pass at least 1 semester prior to student teaching)

University Studies courses in the BME (36 other USP credits required):

Humanities - World Language, Culture, and Philosophy (3 credits):

  • Fulfilled through MUSI 161 - Music and World Culture

Fine and Applied Arts -- Aesthetic Experience (3 credits):

  • Fulfilled through music ensemble requirement

Teacher Education required course (28 credits required):

Orientation to Teacher Education -- 1.00 credits
 
Introduction to Education -- 3.00 credits
 
Multicultural Education -- 3.00 credits
 
Theories of Student Learning -- 3.00 credits
 
Content Area Literacy -- 3.00 credits
 
Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching -- 3.00 credits
 
Student Teaching in Special Areas-Early Childhood-Adolescence (4-18) -- 6.00 - 12.00 credits

Choose either Choral or Instrumental emphasis:

Choral:

Vocal Pedagogy -- 2.00 credits
 
English and Italian Diction -- 1.00 credits
 
French and German Diction -- 1.00 credits

MUSI 107/307

UWS Singers (minor ensemble) -- 2.00 credits

Applied Minor (two semesters of 1 credit each) -- 2.00 credits

Instrumental:

Vocal Techniques -- 1.00 credits
 
Marching Band Techniques -- 1.00 credits
 
Jazz Band Techniques -- 1.00 credits
 
Applied Music-Voice -- 1.00 - 2.00 credits

Applied minor (two semesters at 1 credit each must be taken on an instrument outside of the student's major instrument family) -- 2.00 credits.
Minor Ensemble (MUSI 104, 105, 106, 108, 115, 118).  Must enroll two semesters and use primary instrument -- 2.00 credits.

Music: Bachelor of Music Education: Choral/General Top of Page

134 total credits required (including University Studies)

*Notice:  Due to pending licensure program approvals by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), program requirements are subject to change for students entering Fall 2019.  Students affected by any approved changes which occur in the 2019-2021 catalog will be formally notified by the UW-Superior Educator Preparation Program.

Music required courses (68 credits minimum):

English and Italian Diction -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
[[MUSI 264]] [[MUSI 364]]
Music History III -- 3.00 credits
Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
Introduction to Music Education -- 1.00 credits
Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Counterpoint -- 2.00 credits
Choral Pedagogy and Literature -- 2.00 credits
Vocal Pedagogy -- 2.00 credits
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
Conducting II -- 2.00 credits
Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Elementary General Music Methods -- 2.00 credits
Secondary Choral Methods -- 2.00 credits
Secondary General Music Methods -- 2.00 credits

  • Applied Music: Major Instrument (voice or keyboard) --12 credits (must enroll every semester in the program and must include 4 credits above the 300 level)
  • Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (keyboard or voice) -- 3 credits (three semesters at 1 credit each)
  • Large ensemble (MUSI 110/310) -- 4 credits (must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Small 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

General Education/University Studies 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).
    MUSI 160 - Music Appreciation - cannot fulfill this University Studies
    requirement for music majors.

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
Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching -- 3.00 credits
Student Teaching in Special Areas-Early Childhood-Adolescence (4-18) -- 6.00 - 12.00 credits
Content Area Literacy -- 3.00 credits

Music: Bachelor of Music Education: Instrumental/General Top of Page

135 total credits required (including University Studies)

*Notice:  Due to pending licensure program approvals by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), program requirements are subject to change for students entering Fall 2019.  Students affected by any approved changes which occur in the 2019-2021 catalog will be formally notified by the UW-Superior Educator Preparation Program.

Music required courses (69 credits minimum):

Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
Orchestration -- 2.00 credits
[[MUSI 264]] [[MUSI 364]]
Music History III -- 3.00 credits
Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
Introduction to Music Education -- 1.00 credits
Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Vocal Techniques -- 1.00 credits
Woodwind 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
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
Conducting II -- 2.00 credits
Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Elementary General Music Methods -- 2.00 credits
Instrumental Methods -- 2.00 credits
Secondary General Music Methods -- 2.00 credits
Secondary Band and Orchestra Literature -- 2.00 credits

  • Applied Music: Major Instrument --12 credits (must enroll every semester in the program and must include 4 credits above the 300 level)
  • Applied Music: Secondary Instrument -- 2 credits (two semesters of 1 credit each must be taken on an instrument outside the student's major instrument family--the only exception is string majors who may select another stringed instrument)
  • Large ensemble (MUSI 112/312 OR MUSI 114/314) -- 4 credits (must enroll every semester in the program using their primary instrument)
  • Small 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

General Education/University Studies courses (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):
    MUSI 160 - Music Appreciation - cannot fulfill this University
    Studies requirement for music majors.

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
 
Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching -- 3.00 credits
Student Teaching in Special Areas-Early Childhood-Adolescence (4-18) -- 6.00 - 12.00 credits
Content Area Literacy -- 3.00 credits

Music: Bachelor of Music in Performance: Instrumental (Non-Keyboard) Top of Page

120 total credits required (including University Studies courses)

Music required courses (71 credits minimum):

Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
Music History I -- 3.00 credits
Music History II -- 3.00 credits
 
Orchestration -- 2.00 credits
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
Conducting II -- 1.00 credits

Choose two credits from the following:

Composition -- 1.00 credits

OR

Jazz Improvisation -- 1.00 credits

  • Applied Music: Major Instrument -- 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)
  • Large Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 OR MUSI 114/314) -- 6 credits ( must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Small Ensemble (MUSI 104-106, 108, 109, 111, 115, 118) -- 4 credits
  • Repertory/Pedagogy (MUSI 351, 352, 355, 357) -- 1 credit
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Pass piano proficiency exam (must pass at least 1 semester prior to graduation)

Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits

Music: Bachelor of Music in Performance: Keyboard Top of Page

120 total credits required (including University Studies courses)

Music required courses (73-81 credits minimum):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
Music History I -- 3.00 credits
Music History II -- 3.00 credits
Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
Conducting II -- 1.00 credits

  • Applied Music: Major Instrument (piano or organ) -- 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 Music: Secondary Instrument (organ or piano) (MUSI 136 or 137) -- 2 credits (two semesters at 1 credit each)
  • Large Ensemble (MUSI 110/310, 112/312, OR MUSI 114/314) -- 6 credits ( must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Small Ensemble (MUSI 115/315 of MUSI 107/307) -- 1 credit
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)

Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits
 

Keyboard Accompanying -- 1.00 credits

Or

Keyboard Accompanying -- 1.00 credits
-- total for MUSI 191/391 is 2 credits (two semesters at 1 credit each)

Piano Pedagogy -- 2.00 credits
Piano Technology -- 1.00 credits

Piano Repertory -- 1.00 credits

Or

Piano Repertory -- 1.00 credits
-- total for MUSI 153/353 is 4 credits (four semesters at 1 credit each)

Organ performance only:

Organ Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits

Or

Organ Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
-- total for MUSI 154/354 is 2 credits (two semesters at 1 credit each)

Music: Bachelor of Music in Performance: Voice Top of Page

120 total credits required (including University Studies courses)

Music required courses (80 credits minimum):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
English and Italian Diction -- 1.00 credits
French and German Diction -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
Music History I -- 3.00 credits
Music History II -- 3.00 credits
Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
Vocal Pedagogy -- 2.00 credits
Vocal Repertory -- 1.00 credits
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
Conducting II -- 1.00 credits

  • Applied Music: Voice -- 24-30 credits (4 credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major; 16 credits of MUSI 439 and must enroll every semester in program).
  • Large Ensemble (MUSI 110/310) -- 6 credits (must enroll every semester in program)
  • Small Ensemble (MUSI 317 OR MUSI 307 -- 4 credits (one credit MUST be MUSI 317)
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Pass piano proficiency exam (must pass at least 1 semester prior to graduation)

Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits

Additional requirements (9 credits):

World Language (choose from Spanish or French) - 6 credits
(transfer credits in German or Italian also accepted)

Acting for the Stage -- 3.00 credits

Music: Bachelor of Music in Performance Degree (B.M.) Top of Page

The Bachelor of Music in Performance 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. The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is comprehensive, meaning that a minor is not required.

Music: Bachelor of Music in Performance: Instrumental (Non-Keyboard) Top of Page

120 total credits required (including University Studies courses)

Music required courses (71 credits minimum):

Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
Music History I -- 3.00 credits
Music History II -- 3.00 credits
 
Orchestration -- 2.00 credits
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
Conducting II -- 1.00 credits

Choose two credits from the following:

Composition -- 1.00 credits

OR

Jazz Improvisation -- 1.00 credits

  • Applied Music: Major Instrument -- 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)
  • Large Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 OR MUSI 114/314) -- 6 credits ( must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Small Ensemble (MUSI 104-106, 108, 109, 111, 115, 118) -- 4 credits
  • Repertory/Pedagogy (MUSI 351, 352, 355, 357) -- 1 credit
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Pass piano proficiency exam (must pass at least 1 semester prior to graduation)

Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits

Music: Bachelor of Music in Performance: Keyboard Top of Page

120 total credits required (including University Studies courses)

Music required courses (73-81 credits minimum):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
Music History I -- 3.00 credits
Music History II -- 3.00 credits
Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
Conducting II -- 1.00 credits

  • Applied Music: Major Instrument (piano or organ) -- 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 Music: Secondary Instrument (organ or piano) (MUSI 136 or 137) -- 2 credits (two semesters at 1 credit each)
  • Large Ensemble (MUSI 110/310, 112/312, OR MUSI 114/314) -- 6 credits ( must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Small Ensemble (MUSI 115/315 of MUSI 107/307) -- 1 credit
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)

Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits
 

Keyboard Accompanying -- 1.00 credits

Or

Keyboard Accompanying -- 1.00 credits
-- total for MUSI 191/391 is 2 credits (two semesters at 1 credit each)

Piano Pedagogy -- 2.00 credits
Piano Technology -- 1.00 credits

Piano Repertory -- 1.00 credits

Or

Piano Repertory -- 1.00 credits
-- total for MUSI 153/353 is 4 credits (four semesters at 1 credit each)

Organ performance only:

Organ Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits

Or

Organ Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
-- total for MUSI 154/354 is 2 credits (two semesters at 1 credit each)

Music: Bachelor of Music in Performance: Voice Top of Page

120 total credits required (including University Studies courses)

Music required courses (80 credits minimum):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
English and Italian Diction -- 1.00 credits
French and German Diction -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
Music History I -- 3.00 credits
Music History II -- 3.00 credits
Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
Vocal Pedagogy -- 2.00 credits
Vocal Repertory -- 1.00 credits
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
Conducting II -- 1.00 credits

  • Applied Music: Voice -- 24-30 credits (4 credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major; 16 credits of MUSI 439 and must enroll every semester in program).
  • Large Ensemble (MUSI 110/310) -- 6 credits (must enroll every semester in program)
  • Small Ensemble (MUSI 317 OR MUSI 307 -- 4 credits (one credit MUST be MUSI 317)
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Pass piano proficiency exam (must pass at least 1 semester prior to graduation)

Half Recital -- 1.00 credits
Full Recital -- 2.00 credits

Additional requirements (9 credits):

World Language (choose from Spanish or French) - 6 credits
(transfer credits in German or Italian also accepted)

Acting for the Stage -- 3.00 credits

Music: Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.) Top of Page

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree allows you to learn about music within the context of a broad liberal arts education.  Please note that the Bachelor of Arts Music degree requires a minor.

120 total credits required (including University Studies courses)

Music required courses (46 credits minimum):

Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training I -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training II -- 1.00 credits
Theory I -- 3.00 credits
Theory II -- 3.00 credits
Ear Training III -- 1.00 credits
Ear Training IV -- 1.00 credits
Theory III -- 3.00 credits
Theory IV -- 3.00 credits
Music History I -- 3.00 credits
Music History II -- 3.00 credits
Music Technology -- 1.00 credits
Music Capstone Experience -- 0.00 credits

Choose four credits from the following:

Jazz Improvisation -- 1.00 credits
Composition -- 1.00 credits
Orchestration -- 2.00 credits
Conducting I -- 2.00 credits
 
Vocal Pedagogy -- 2.00 credits
 
Brass Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
 
Woodwind Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
 
Organ Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
 
String Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
 
Vocal Repertory -- 1.00 credits
 
Percussion Repertory/Pedagogy -- 1.00 credits
 
Piano Pedagogy -- 2.00 credits
 
Piano Technology -- 1.00 credits
MUSI 191/391 -- Keyboarding Accompanying -- 1.00 credits

Digital Audio Recording and Production -- 3.00 credits

  • Applied Major: Major Instrument -- 12 credits (two credits per semester; 2 credits must be at the 300 level and must enroll every semester in program).
  • Large ensemble (MUSI 110/310, 112/312 OR 114/314) -- 4 credits (must enroll every semester in program)
  • MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class -- 0 credits (must pass eight semesters and must enroll every semester in the program)
  • Pass piano proficiency exam (must pass at least 1 semester prior to graduation)
  • Students must also satisfy the world or indigenous language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree (3-6 credits required):

Music Minor Top of Page

22 total credits required

Music courses required (22 credits minimum):

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

Applied Music 120-139-- 4 credits on same instrument.

Large ensemble (MUSI 110/310, MUSI 112/312 or MUSI 114/314) - 4 credits (4 semesters at 1 credit each)

Concert/Recital Class -- 0.00 credits

NOTE: MUSI 150-Recital Class-(must pass four semesters) - 0 credit

Other requirements:

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

Accreditation Top of Page

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

Student Learning Goals Top of Page

Music majors In all degree programs will:

  1. Develop the ability to perform music at a high level of mastery in styles most characteristic of the repertory of their major instrument.
  2. Successfully participate and perform in music ensembles, demonstrating knowledge of the role of the conductor, composer, performer, and audience.
  3. Recognize and analyze the formal and theoretical elements of music both aurally and within the notated musical scores.
  4. Relate social, philosophical, technological and artistic developments to music in various time periods.
  5. Evaluate musical performances with insight into the performance practices of various genres

Additionally, Bachelor of Music Education students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement sequentially-ordered comprehensive curriculum and music instruction based on a personal philosophy and the physical, psychological and emotional development of children grades Pre-K-12, and in adherance to national and state standards, and local needs  
  2. Demonstrate understanding in available materials, equipment, and computer technology and software for teaching in the schools
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of common approaches to music education practiced in Wisconsin and the United States
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in how to assess student learning in music
  5. Demonstrate proficiency levels on instruments that support the primary teaching area
  6. Conduct ensemble configurations common to particular degree programs (choral, instrumental, general) using techniques appropriate to musical forms and styles, demonstrating ability to analyze ensemble performances and assist performers of various age groups in achieving accurate and artistic interpretations of the music
  7. Demonstrate skills for adapting, arranging and/or transposing music in order to meet the needs of school music programs
  8. Demonstrate understanding in the organizational and administrative aspects of the school music program

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.  For music minors to move forward in sequential music courses, a C- or better must be earned.
  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, 336, 337 436, 437 are exempt from this requirement.
  3. Participate in a large ensemble each semester enrolled except during student teaching. The large ensembles are Symphonic Band (for woodwind, brass and percussion as their applied major instrument), and A Cappella Choir (for students studying voice as their applied major instrument). Students studying keyboard or guitar as their applied major instrument may choose either Symphonic Band, University Orchestra or A Cappella Choir, depending on their past experience and interests.
  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 with the Bachelor of Music Education, the capstone experience is student teaching or interning. For students majoring with the Bachelor of Music in Performance, the capstone experience is the full recital. For students earning the Bachelor of Arts in Music 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.

Readmittance Policy

Music majors who have not made progress toward their music degree for one full calendar year must re-audition for admittance into the music program.

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 (Bachelor of Music in Performance and Bachelor of Music Education), and at least 12 credits in music for a non-comprehensive degree (Bachelor of Arts in Music).

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.

Students may register for 300 level ensemble courses (MUSI 304-316) after either:

  1. Four (4) semesters at the 100 level, or
  2. Upon reaching Junior Status, whichever comes first.

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.

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The UW-Superior Music Department prepares undergraduate students for success in music as performing artists and educators by providing a challenging, nurturing environment focused on individual and collaborative artistic growth, while also providing opportunities for musical enrichment to the university and community within a liberal arts tradition.

Additionally, the UW-Superior institutional values defined in the Mission Statement and which highlight "individual attention and respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices" are emphasized as guiding principles in the Music Department's philosophy and mission.

The purposes of the Music Department include:

  1. To provide an infrastructure to ensure that students have up-to-date resources and global opportunities in their classes and ensembles.
  2. To emphasize recruitment and retention of music students.
  3. To offer quality degree programs in music education (the Bachelor of Music Education) in order to train those students who wish to prepare themselves for careers teaching public school music.
  4. To offer a quality degree program in music performance (the Bachelor of Music in Performance) for those students who demonstrate exceptional musical talent and wish to concentrate on performance.
  5. To offer a quality liberal arts degree (the Bachelor of Arts in Music) for those students who wish to combine the study of music with a major or minor in another field.
  6. To serve the curricular needs of elementary education majors who have required courses in music fundamentals and music methods for the classroom teacher.
  7. To stimulate interest and support of the arts and an understanding of diverse cultures to members of the general students population by offering music courses geared to the needs of the general student. This includes supporting the university's general education program, by offering music courses consistent with the objectives and curricular requirements of this program, enabling students to meet these curricular requirements.
  8. To offer quality ensemble experiences for music and general population students, including an emphasis on international experiences/tours.
  9. To contribute to the cultural enrichment of this region through various outreach activities and public performances.
    1. By actively engaging in scholarly research/performances.
    2. By serving the needs of all students (on-campus and off-campus) by offering courses through Distance Learning.
    3. By engaging in cooperative ventures with other regional institutions.