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2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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Music 

The music program is currently granted accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA, 20190-5248; 703-437-0700; http:/nasm.arts-accredit.org


Music Department


Music Minor


Sacred Music Minor


Applied Music Study

Music Major (Bachelor of Arts)

Policy

  • All music majors are required to register for MUSC 137/337 (Concert Choir) every semester in which they are enrolled as full time students until they have satisfied the number of credits of 137/337 in their degree program.
  • All music majors are required to attend the weekly music department forum every semester in which they are enrolled except for the semester they register for MUSC 425 and 429.
  • All MUVO or MUPI 171/371 credits (applied lessons) required in Bachelor of Music degrees must be completed in the same major applied area, either piano or voice, except as noted for specific major requirements.
  • Music majors should consult the music department handbook for a complete list of policies and procedures.
  • All music majors must register for a piano class each semester until all packages are successfully completed.  Each student will be limited to three attempts to register and pass each class.
  • Non-music majors wanting to take private voice lessons should refer to the policy in the “Other Programs” section of this catalog.

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements (51 credits) – MUSC 105, 116, 117, 151, 152, 205, 251, 252, 265, 327, 328, eight credits of applied music lessons (171/371), eight credits MUSC 137/337, MUPI 390 or MUVO 390, four credits MUVO 172/372 (voice majors), six credits MUSC electives
  • Bachelor of Arts requirement – a minimum of three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languages
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.

Music, Early Childhood through Adolescence, Education Major (Choral and General Music Pre-K–12) (Bachelor of Music)

Policy

  • Students choose an emphasis in piano, piano pedagogy, voice, and/or vocal pedagogy.
  • All music majors are required to register for MUSC 137/337 (Concert Choir) every semester in which they are enrolled as full time students until they have satisfied the number of credits of 137/337 in their degree program.
  • All music majors are required to attend the weekly music department forum every semester in which they are enrolled except for the semester they register for MUSC 425 and 429.
  • All MUVO or MUPI 171/371 credits (applied lessons) required in Bachelor of Music degrees must be completed in the same major applied area, either piano or voice, except as noted for specific major requirements.
  • Music majors should consult the music department handbook for a complete list of policies and procedures.
  • All music majors must register for a piano class each semester until all packages are successfully completed.  Each student will be limited to three attempts to register and pass each class.
  • See the School of Education Web page for teacher education policy.http://www.viterbo.edu/academics/education/Undergraduate_Programs/Undergraduate_Education.aspx
  • Applied Music – Private Lessons
    • The 171 level is for freshman and sophomore standing and the 371 level is for Junior and Senior standing
    • An applied lesson fee is charged for each credit of applied lessons - see Tuition and Fees section
    • The consent of the instructor or music chairperson is required
    • Each credit of applied study is a 25 minute lesson per week with minimum of twelve lessons to satisfy the credit requirement
    • All students taking applied lessons are required to attend a weekly studio class and perform a jury at the end of the semester during the final exam week
      • Non-music majors wanting to take private voice lessons should refer to the policy in the “Other Programs” section of this catalog.
  • Applied Music – Vocal Coachings, Recitals, and Internships
  • Students registered for two credits of MUVO 171or 371 must register concurrently for one credit of MUVO 172 or 372. Students registered for one credit of MUVO 171 must register concurrently for .5 credit of MUVO 172.
    • All students taking applied vocal coaching are required to attend a weekly studio class and perform a jury at the end of the semester during the final exam week.
    • All students giving a Full Recital (MUPI 490 or MUVO 490) are required to complete a Full Recital Permission Hearing for faculty in their major area (piano or voice) no less than three weeks before the recital. Consult the Department Handbook for details.
    • Internship Contracts for MUVO 487 are due no later than Thursday of the first week of classes of the semester to the instructor of the course.

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
    Education majors are required to take specific general education courses to satisfy DPI licensure requirements. Students may take any course fulfilling the core curriculum requirement categories, with the exception of specific courses in the categories following: oral communication – EDUC 255; historical analysis – HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 111, or 112; scientific reasoning in the natural sciences – ENVS 101 and CHEM 101 or ESCI 103 or PHYS 102; theological inquiry – RLST 160 or 342; integrating faith and practice – RLST 433.
  • Major requirements (54 credits) – MUSC 105, 116, 117, 151, 152, 205, 206, 237, 238, 251, 252, 265, 327, 328, 353, 420, 453, MUPI 390 or MUVO 390, eight credits of 171/371 (piano majors – applied music lessons should include at least two credits of voice), eight credits MUSC 137/337, four credits MUVO 172/372 (voice majors)
  • Education requirements (42 credits) – EDUC 150, 215, 255, 306, 316, 330, 390, 482, MUSC 303, 340, 342, 425, 429
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.

Music Performance Major (Bachelor of Music)

Policy

  • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance may choose an emphasis in piano, piano pedagogy, voice, and/or vocal pedagogy. Formal admission is attained by completing a performance hearing for a faculty committee. For incoming freshmen and underclass transfer students, the hearing should take place no later than the fourth semester of fulltime study as a music major. For upperclass transfer students, no later than the second semester of fulltime study as a music major. Hearing requirements are posted online in the department handbook.
  • All music majors are required to register for MUSC 137/337 (Concert Choir) every semester in which they are enrolled as full time students until they have satisfied the number of credits of 137/337 in their degree program.
  • All music majors are required to attend the weekly music department forum every semester in which they are enrolled except for the semester they register for MUSC 425 and 429.
  • All MUVO or MUPI 171/371 credits (applied lessons) required in Bachelor of Music degrees must be completed in the same major applied area, either piano or voice, except as noted for specific major requirements.
  • Music majors should consult the music department handbook for a complete list of policies and procedures.
  • All music majors must register for a piano class each semester until all packages are successfully completed.  Each student will be limited to three attempts to register and pass each class.
  • Applied Music – Private Lessons
    • The 171 level is for freshman and sophomore standing and the 371 level is for Junior and Senior standing
    • An applied lesson fee is charged for each credit of applied lessons - see Tuition and Fees section
    • The consent of the instructor or music chairperson is required
    • Each credit of applied study is a 25 minute lesson per week with minimum of twelve lessons to satisfy the credit requirement
    • All students taking applied lessons are required to attend a weekly studio class and perform a jury at the end of the semester during the final exam week
    • Non-music majors wanting to take private voice lessons should refer to the policy in the “Other Programs” section of this catalog.
  • Applied Music – Vocal Coachings, Recitals, and Internships
    • Students registered for two credits of MUVO 171or 371 must register concurrently for one credit of MUVO 172 or 372. Students registered for one credit of MUVO 171 must register concurrently for .5 credit of MUVO 172.
    • All students taking applied vocal coaching are required to attend a weekly studio class and perform a jury at the end of the semester during the final exam week.
    • All students giving a Full Recital (MUPI 490 or MUVO 490) are required to complete a Full Recital Permission Hearing for faculty in their major area (piano or voice) no less than three weeks before the recital. Consult the Department Handbook for details.
    • Internship Contracts for MUVO 487 are due no later than Thursday of the first week of classes of the semester to the instructor of the course.

  • core curriculum and mission seminars – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • major requirements – MUSC 105, 116, 117, 151, 152, 205, 251, 252, 265, 327, 328, eight credits of applied music lessons (171/371), eight credits MUSC 137/337
  • emphasis –select one
    • piano emphasis – MUPI 390, 490, MUSC 206, 284, 308, 333, 353, 433, 453, eight credits MUPI 171/371
    • voice emphasis – DANC 110, MUSC 206, 237, 238, 284, 332, 353, 420, 453, 465, MUVO 390, 490, MUTH 300, eight credits MUVO 171/371, eight credits MUVO 172/372, 12 credits (minimum of six in each of two) world language selected from French, German, Italian, or Spanish
    • piano pedagogy emphasis –MUPI 490; MUSC 206, 284, 308, 333, 340, 353, 433, 453; four credits MUPI 487; eight credits MUPI 171/371, PSYC 100
    • vocal pedagogy emphasis – MUSC 206, 237, 238, 284, 303 or 342, 332, 353, 420, 453; 465; MUVO 490, four credits MUVO 487, eight credits MUVO 171/371, eight credits MUVO 172/372, 12 credits (minimum of six in each of two) world language selected from French, German, Italian, or Spanish, PSYC 100
  • final degree requirements – see the degree requirements section of this catalog
    The total credits of the major requirements are 67-76 for the piano emphases and 94-99 for the voice emphases. The core curriculum and mission seminars require 38-52 credits. A total of 128 credits, 43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.