2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog

Division of Music

Chair
Kenneth Bowles

Division of Music Mission

The mission of the MSU Division of Music is to provide courses of study and performance opportunities in music that foster aesthetic, technical and intellectual development for the performer and teacher.

Division of Music Goals and Outcomes

Goal Outcome
Provide a comprehensive foundation of study which will prepare the student as a music professional to:develop an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music
develop compositional and improvisational skills
have opportunities to work with and be exposed to a wide selection of musical literature, styles, genres, and music of diverse cultural sources
develop competency in at least one major performance area
develop basic rehearsal and conducting skills
gain large and small ensemble experience throughout the course of study
demonstrate keyboard competency
develop knowledge of the applications of current technology
work independently to resolve a variety of musical problems and work toward artistic synthesis
Provide a focused course of study which will prepare the BSE student to:arrange and adapt music
develop intermediate rehearsal and conducting skills
demonstrate sufficient ability and pedagogical skill to teach according to chosen Option (Choral, Band, Orchestral, Composite)
demonstrate functional ability and knowledge of the voice and wind, string, fretted, and percussion instruments
teach music at various levels in a variety of settings
evaluate current methods and plan educational programs to meet assessed needs
Provide a focused course of study which will prepare the BA student to:perform at the highest possible level in the major area
conceptualize and communicate individual musical interpretations
develop functional knowledge of applicable solo and ensemble literature
develop functional knowledge of pedagogy in the major area
develop functional knowledge of diverse styles and performance practices
prepare solo and ensemble performances in a variety of formal and informal settings
To serve the curricula of liberal arts and general education:by providing opportunities for ensemble or solo performance
by providing opportunities to study music of the Western European tradition, world music, jazz, and folk music

Division Objectives

  1. To provide a comprehensive study of music through music literature, theory, performance, history, technology, and education.
  2. To provide opportunities for the acquisition of knowledge, skill and pedagogical tools and toward the development of musicianship.

Proficiencies

  1. All music majors (BSE & BA) are required to pass a proficiency exam in piano. The proficiency exam will be administered each term.
  2. In addition, all students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degree with a major in music are required to have proficiencies in woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, voice, and fretted instruments.

Private Instruction

  1. A minimum of one-hour (1 cr.) per week, in the performing specialty is required of all music majors each semester.
  2. A special fee is charged for private study.
  3. All music majors are required to perform at Performance Lab once each semester.
  4. Music minors are required to perform at two performance labs during their four semesters of applied study.
  5. All music majors are required to present a full Senior Recital or complete an approved final project.
  6. BSE majors Composite Emphasis must complete 6 semesters of a secondary applied specialty.

Ensemble Participation

  1. Large ensemble participation can be selected from Concert Choir, Concert Band/Marching Band, or Orchestra.
  2. Participation in a large ensemble corresponding to the student’s applied specialty is required each semester up to and including seven semesters.
  3. Vocal BSE composite emphasis majors must also participate in a large instrumental ensemble for four consecutive semesters.
  4. Instrumental BSE majors composite emphasis must also participate in a large vocal ensemble for four consecutive semesters.
  5. Music minors are required to participate in a large ensemble corresponding to their applied specialty for four consecutive semesters.
  6. BSE students may be required to enroll in applied study to facilitate successful participation in their chosen secondary ensemble.
  7. Piano BSE majors must participate in the same large ensemble (vocal or instrumental) for seven consecutive semesters. If pursuing the composite emphasis, an additional large ensemble (vocal or instrumental) is required for four consecutive semesters.

University Teacher Education Policies

Refer to Teacher Education and Policies of the catalog for details regarding Teacher Education at Minot State University. These pages will explain admission, retention, and exit requirements of the program for music majors in Teacher Education.

Division Teacher Education Requirements

University requirements for teacher education are described above. Additional requirements of the Division of Music include:

  1. Maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the major, minor, and professional education sequence;
  2. Maintaining a minimum grade of “C” in all music courses;
  3. Being accepted into teacher education in order to enroll in music courses numbered MUSC 384 Orchestra Methods in Secondary Education, MUSC 390 Band Methods in Secondary Education, MUSC 391 Choral Methods in Secondary Education, MUSC 392 Elementary Music Methods, and MUSC 397 Elementary Music Field Experience;
  4. Having progress monitored by the Division of Music Review Committee; and
  5. Successfully completing all proficiency requirements.

Performance Attendance

All music majors are required to enroll in MUSC 099 Recitals/Concerts each semester as a music student. MUSC 099 Recitals/Concerts is a no (0) credit course for recording student attendance at concerts, recitals, and/or seminars.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

General Education 38-40
Required General Education Courses:
World Music
Introduction to Music History
Elect from the following2
Concert Choir
Orchestra
Concert Band
Required Core Courses46
Recitals/Concerts
Audio/Video Technology
Music Theory I
Aural Skills I
Music Theory II
Aural Skills II
Music Theory III
Aural Skills III
Form and Analysis
Aural Skills IV
Basic Conducting
Music History and Literature I
Music History and Literature II
Advanced Conducting and Arranging
Senior Project
Private Lessons-7
Major Ensemble courses-7
Small Ensembles-4 taken from all Division of Music ensembles other than MUSC 120, 150 and 160
Total Hours86-88


Minor(s) and/or concentrations(s) and remaining electives to total 120 credits.

If a performance concentration is sought as part of the degree credit total, select one of the following options:  Division of Music permission required.

Must choose one option

Option I-Vocal Performance9
MUSC 111Private Voice4
MUSC 115Opera-Musical Production2
MUSC 325Vocal Pedagogy3
Foreign Language concentration16
Total Hours34

Option II-String Performance
MUSC 116Private Strings4
MUSC 140String Ensemble6
Elect one from the following2
Symphonic Literature
Chamber Music Literature
Total Hours12

 

Option III-Brass, Wind & Percussion Performance
Elect from the following4
Private Brass
Private Percussion
Private Woodwinds
Elect from the following6
Brass Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Elect from the following2
Wind Band Literature
Chamber Music Literature

 

Option IV-Keyboard Performance
MUSC 102Private Piano4
MUSC 153Accompanying3
MUSC 442Piano Pedagogy3

 

Students admitted into the performance option should register for 2 credits of private study for each of the final four semesters (total private study will be 12).

 

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Music 

General Education38-40
Required General Education courses:
World Music
Introduction to Music History
Elect from the following-2
Concert Choir
Orchestra
Concert Band

Required Core Courses45
Recitals/Concerts
Audio/Video Technology
Music Theory I
Aural Skills I
Music Theory II
Aural Skills II
Music Theory III
Aural Skills III
Form and Analysis
Aural Skills IV
Basic Conducting
Music History and Literature I
Music History and Literature II
Advanced Conducting and Arranging
Senior Project
Private Lessons-6
Major Ensembles-6 (two from Gen Ed)
Small Ensembles-2 taken from all Division of Music ensembles other than MUSC 120, 150, and 160
Total Hours45

 

Methods Classes5
Voice Methods
String Methods
Woodwind Methods
Brass Methods
Percussion Methods
Total Hours5

 

Must choose one option
Option I-K-12 Choral Emphasis7
Choral Methods in Secondary Education
Elementary Music Methods
Elementary Music Field Experience
Option II-K-12 Band Emphasis7
Band Methods in Secondary Education
Elementary Music Methods
Elementary Music Field Experience
Option III-K-12 Orchestral Emphasis7
Orchestra Methods in Secondary Education
Elementary Music Methods
Elementary Music Field Experience
Option IV-K-12 Composite Emphasis20
Elementary Music Methods
Elementary Music Field Experience
Elect two from the following6
Orchestra Methods in Secondary Education
Band Methods in Secondary Education
Choral Methods in Secondary Education
*Secondary Performing Medium6
*Secondary Large Ensemble4
Total Hours57

 

Professional Education-37
SPED 110Introduction to Exceptional Children3
Elect from one of the following3
Child Psychology
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
SS 283Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America3
ED 250Foundations of Education2
ED 260Educational Psychology2
ED 320Curriculum, Planning & Assessment3
ED 380Technology in Teaching2
ED 460Managing the Learning Environment2
ED 470Teaching Diverse Learners2
ED 494Student Teaching K-1216
Total Hours38

 

*Recommended.  Refer to Teacher Education Policies and Procedure.

*Student should register for 1 credit multiple semesters to total number required.

Minimum total credits for graduation:

K12 Choral Emphasis    127 cr

K-12 Band Emphasis    127 cr

K-12 Orchestra Emphasis    127 cr

K-12 Composite Experience    140 cr 


Music Minor (Non-Teaching)

MUSC 122Music Theory I3
MUSC 123Aural Skills I1
MUSC 124Music Theory II3
MUSC 125Aural Skills II1
MUSC 250Basic Conducting2
Select one of the following:3
Music History and Literature I
Music History and Literature II
Select one of the following:4
Private Piano
Private Organ
Private Voice
Private Strings
Private Brass
Private Percussion
Private Woodwinds
Select one of the following:4
Concert Choir
Orchestra
Concert Band
Total Hours21

Music Concentration

MUSC 100Music Appreciation3
MUSC 122Music Theory I3
MUSC 123Aural Skills I1
Select four of the following:4
MUSC Applied Lessons:
Private Piano
Private Organ
Private Voice
Private Strings
Private Brass
Private Percussion
Private Woodwinds
MUSC Major Ensemble:
Concert Choir
Orchestra
Concert Band
Total Hours11

Courses

MUSC 099. Recitals/Concerts. 0 Hours.

This if a non-credit course which will appear on each music major's semester program. It is designed to accumulate information as to the student's required attendance at predesignated recitals, concerts, and seminars. The final grade will be either Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U).

MUSC 100. Music Appreciation. 3 Hours.

Designed for the non-music majors and may be used as partial fulfillment of Humanities requirement. Representative works from many cultures will be studied.

MUSC 101. Fundamentals of Music. 2 Hours.

Introduction to fundamental elements of music and functioal musicianship for non-music majors.

MUSC 102. Private Piano. 0.5-4 Hour.

($150 lesson fee for non-majors.) Course restricted to majors.

MUSC 103. Private Harpsichord. 1 Hour.

($150 lesson fee for non-majors.) Course restricted to majors.

MUSC 105. Women's Chorus. 1 Hour.

Open to female singers with interest in singing.

MUSC 106. Private Organ. 0.5-4 Hour.

($150 lesson fee for non-majors.).

MUSC 110. Audio/Video Technology. 1 Hour.

This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and gain experience with recording live performances. Employing both on campus and online resources, the students will study basic practices for recording and production as they apply that knowledge to recording projects within the Division of Music.

MUSC 111. Private Voice. 0.5-4 Hour.

($150 lesson fee for non-majors.).

MUSC 115. Opera-Musical Production. 1 Hour.

Techniques of production and staging dramatic musical works, employing operas and scenes from operas. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

MUSC 116. Private Strings. 0.5-4 Hour.

($150 lesson fee for non-majors.).

MUSC 117. Private Classical Guitar. 0.5-4 Hour.

($150 lesson fee for non-majors.).

MUSC 119. Vocal Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Membership subject to approval of director. (Rehearsals by arrangement.).

MUSC 120. Concert Choir. 1 Hour.

Membership subject to approval of director.

MUSC 121. Intro to Music Theory. 2 Hours.

Foundations of music notation and basic music literacy. Course provides a background for MUSC 122 Music Theory and a foundation for successful pursuit of the Music major.

MUSC 122. Music Theory I. 3 Hours.

Study of music notation and basic structure of music, including key signatures, scales, chords, fourpart writing and instrumental notation. Provides students with practical applications of music theory concepts. Meets three times weekly.

MUSC 123. Aural Skills I. 1 Hour.

A lab experience meeting twice weekly, to develop abilities in sight-singing, ear training, rhythm reading and error detection, interval and chord identification.

MUSC 124. Music Theory II. 3 Hours.

Further develops a student's understanding of music notation and basis structures of music, including voice-leading, figured bass, melodic forms, modulations and seventh chords. Meets three times per week. Prerequisite: MUSC 122.

MUSC 125. Aural Skills II. 1 Hour.

A lab experience meeting twice weekly, to develop abilities in sight-singing, ear training, rhythm reading and error detection, interval and chord identification. Prerequisite: MUSC 123.

MUSC 126. Private Brass. 0.5-4 Hour.

($150 lesson fee for non-majors.).

MUSC 127. MSU Singers. 1 Hour.

By audition.

MUSC 128. Keyboard Theory I. 1 Hour.

MUSC 130. Brass Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Rehearsals are arranged and membership is subject to approval of director.

MUSC 131. Private Percussion. 0.5-4 Hour.

($150 lesson fee for non-majors.).

MUSC 133. Private Woodwinds. 0.5-4 Hour.

($150 lesson fee for non-majors.).

MUSC 135. Woodwind Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Rehearsals arranged and membership subject to approval of director.

MUSC 140. String Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Membership subject to approval of director.

MUSC 145. Percussion Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Rehearsals are arranged and membership subject to approval of director.

MUSC 150. Orchestra. 1 Hour.

Rehearses Thursday evening. The Minot Symphony Orchestra is a university-comminity organization. Open to qualified students upon approval of director.

MUSC 153. Accompanying. 3 Hours.

MUSC 155. Wind Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Open to qualified students subject to approval of director.

MUSC 160. Concert Band. 1 Hour.

Open to qualified students subject to approval of director.

MUSC 163. Beaver Athletic Band. 1 Hour.

Brass & Percussion Ensemble which performs at athletic events, in concert and in recital, community events and tours regularly. Members are selected by audition.

MUSC 165. Jazz Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Open to qualified students subject to approval of director.

MUSC 167. Jazz Combo. 1 Hour.

Open to qualified students subject to approval of director.

MUSC 177. Functional Piano. 1 Hour.

A piano class designed for studentd who are beginners on the instrument, first year theory students, and elementary education majors. Course restricted to majors. (Class meets twice weekly.).

MUSC 178. Functional Piano. 1 Hour.

Continuation of MUSC 177. Prerequisite: MUSC 177. (Class meets twice weekly.).

MUSC 180. Class Guitar I. 1 Hour.

Beginning technique in chord and melody playing is developed in class ensemble. Courses in progressive order of advancement.

MUSC 181. Class Guitar II. 1 Hour.

Continuation of MUSC 180. Prerequisite: MUSC 180.

MUSC 201. World Music. 3 Hours.

Designed to introduce the world's major music's in order to encourage and enhance cultural diverdity. May be used as partial fulfillment of the Humanities requirement.

MUSC 205. History of US Through Music. 3 Hours.

Designed for the non-music majors and may be used as partial fulfillment of the Humanities requirement. American music which accompanied significant historical eras and development will be studied.

MUSC 207. History of Pop and Rock Music. 3 Hours.

Pop Music and American Liberal Capitalism helped to create a planetary culture. Twentieth century events that brought the world to this pass were not so much a movement as a force of creativity and capitalism yoked by the first global communications network. This course brings liberal arts students into contact with tools and information on this subject.

MUSC 222. Music Theory III. 3 Hours.

A continuing study of the underlying theoretical background of tonal music, begun in Theory I and II. Topics include a thorough study of chromatic harmony and the deterioration of functional harmony in the late 19th century to the demise of tonality on the 20th. Analytical techniques are stressed. Meets three times per week. Prerequisite: MUSC 123, 124, or 125.

MUSC 223. Aural Skills III. 1 Hour.

A practical continuation of previous aural studies. Areas to be covered include advanced work in musical dictation, error detection, and sight singing. Meets twice per week. Prerequisite: MUSC 124 or 125.

MUSC 224. Form and Analysis. 2 Hours.

This course will explore the analysis of compositional forms, phrase structure and advances harmonic analysis of works from the 18th century to modern music. The course is restricted to music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC 222.

MUSC 225. Aural Skills IV. 1 Hour.

A practical continuation of previous aural studies. Areas to be covered include highly advanced work in musical dictation, error detection, and sight singing. Meets three times per week. Prerequisite: MUSC 222 or 223.

MUSC 250. Basic Conducting. 2 Hours.

MUSC 260. Introduction to Music History. 3 Hours.

Survey of the history and traditions of western civilization through its music. Students will focus on the musical content and trace developmental trends through the common periods of music history. This course is restricted to music majors.

MUSC 299. Special Topics. 1-8 Hour.

MUSC 301. Music Methods for the Elementary Teachers. 2 Hours.

Methods and materials for the classroom teacher in guiding young children in musical experiences K-6. Prerequisites: MUSC 101 or 122 and Admission to Teacher Education.

MUSC 306. Music History and Literature I. 3 Hours.

This course will develop the students' knowledge of Western Civilization through its musical history and literature dating from ancient Greece to 1750. Students will focus on analytical and listening skills to further their understanding of musical styles.

MUSC 307. Music History and Literature II. 3 Hours.

This course will develop the students' knowledge of Western Civilization through its musical history and literature dating from 1750 to the present. Students will focus on analytical and listening skills to further their understanding of musical styles.

MUSC 325. Vocal Pedagogy. 3 Hours.

MUSC 340. Voice Methods. 1 Hour.

This course investigates basic vocal pedagogy methods, introducing essential tools for teaching singing. Student will study international phonetic alphabet to assist foreign language diction skills, and explore repertoire suited for the beginning singer. Prerequisite: restricted to major or consent of instructor.

MUSC 341. String Methods. 1 Hour.

A practical class involving the playing and techniques of teaching the bowed, orchestral string instruments (violin, viola, cello, and string bass) at the elementary level. Teaching materials and string pedagogy are also considered.

MUSC 342. Woodwind Methods. 1 Hour.

The purpose of this course is to give teh student an introduction to the techniques of playing and teaching woodwinds. Teaching methods, proper playing position, embouchure, common problems and errors made by students, equipment, maintenance and repair of the instruments, and both pedagogical and performance literature will be presented.

MUSC 343. Brass Methods. 1 Hour.

Teaching techniques and performance proficiency on each of the brass family instruments.

MUSC 344. Percussion Methods. 1 Hour.

Techniques and methods of playing and teaching percussion.

MUSC 345. Wind Band Literature. 2 Hours.

MUSC 346. Symphonic Literature. 2 Hours.

MUSC 347. Chamber Music Literature. 2 Hours.

MUSC 350. Advanced Conducting and Arranging. 3 Hours.

Objectives of this course are developing and refining gestures which convey musical meaning, to successfully arrange simple scores for a variety of ensembles using standard notational software, to refine interpretive skills, and to develop an ability to critique and improve ones own conducting.

MUSC 366. Instrumental Jazz Improvisation I. 2 Hours.

Study of the utilization and translation of basic musical elements such as scales, mixolyfian modes, dominant seventh chords, rhythm, form, and melody into an individually creative jazz performance. Open to all instruments including strings.

MUSC 367. Instrumental Jazz Improvisation II. 2 Hours.

Continuation of MUSC 366 by studying teh dorian modes, minor seventh chords, and integration rhythm and melody with actual playing to further the students progress. Prerequisite: MUSC 366.

MUSC 384. Orchestra Methods in Secondary Education. 3 Hours.

Provides the parallel alternative for Band and Choral Methods classes. The string educator is often hired to teach only strings for a school system. This course includes methods and materials relative to a successful string program. Pre-requisites: MUSC 124 and admission to teacher education.

MUSC 390. Band Methods in Secondary Education. 3 Hours.

Instrumental conducting, score reading and performance preparation, including examination of methods and materials used in the secondary band program. Prerequisites: MUSC 124 and admission to Teacher Education.

MUSC 391. Choral Methods in Secondary Education. 3 Hours.

Choral conducting, score reading and performance preparation, including examination of methods and materials used in the secondary choir program. Prerequisites: MUSC 124 and admission to Teacher Education.

MUSC 392. Elementary Music Methods. 3 Hours.

Methods and materials used in elementary general music/choral music program grades K-8. Prerequisites: MUSC 123, 124, 125, and admission to Teacher Education.

MUSC 397. Elementary Music Field Experience. 1 Hour.

Development of basic skills on fretted instruments (guitar, ukelele), recorder, autoharp, percussion instruments for use in the elementary music classroom. Prerequisite: MUSC 124 and Admission to Teacher Education.

MUSC 440. Instrument Repair. 1 Hour.

Basic techniques in instrument maintenance and care.

MUSC 441. Piano Tuning. 2 Hours.

Study of piano tuning, piano construction and repair in addition to organ tuning, Prerequisites: The ability to play all major chords and any two note interval. May be repeated.

MUSC 442. Piano Pedagogy. 3 Hours.

The examination of teaching methods and applied music instruction management for piano majors.

MUSC 480. Senior Project. 1 Hour.

Capstone project representing accomplishment in designated applied study area.

MUSC 494. Independent Study Honors Music. 1-8 Hour.

MUSC 499. Special Topics. 1-8 Hour.

Faculty

Music Faculty

Dianna Anderson

Erik Anderson

DeVera Bowles

Kenneth Bowles

Deanna Carpenter

Elizabeth Demme

Kari Files

James Fusik

Lukas Graf

Devin Otto

Rebecca Petrik

Jon Rumney

Briana Schwan

Scott Seaton

Avis Veikley