Music
2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The music major provides students with a choice of four emphases and one minor. The objectives of the music major are to: 1) provide students with an understanding of the historical eras in the development of Western music and the ability to recognize major musical styles, composers and representative works; 2) develop a comprehension of and ability to use specialized terminology and concepts of music theory and composition with examination of styles of composition from the Baroque era to the present; 3) provide students the opportunity to develop musical performance skills through applied lessons, ensemble participation and performance in recitals, concerts and musicals; 4) help students develop a personal repertoire of performance music and a working knowledge of music literature, composers and styles, culminating in the development of a portfolio.

Major in Music
 
Core courses required of all Music majors: 15 hours
MUS 204 Music Theory I (S) 4
MUS 214 Music Theory II (F) 4
MUS 304 Music Theory III (S) 4
MUS 313 Music History I WI (F-E) 3
Music Practicum 4-6 units (dependent upon major emphasis)  
One unit of Music Practicum equals 3 credit hours consisting of:  
• 1 credit hour–Applied Music  
• 1 credit hour–Piano/Keyboard  
• 1 credit hour–Performance Ensemble  
• 0 credit hour–MUS 100/300 Performance/Portfolio Practicum  
All majors must pass the piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching or the last semester.  

Applied Music Practicum Requirements:
All music majors are required to take a minimum of two semesters of upper division applied music practicum hours on their major instrument. To be granted permission for upper division status, students must successfully pass all portions of the Sophomore proficiency and obtain permission of the applied instructor.

Sophomore Proficiency:
The Sophomore Proficiency is determined by faculty conference at mid-term of the fall semester concurrent with students taking MUS 214 Music Theory II. It is an assessment of the student’s ability to fulfill the music major at a level of competence deemed feasible for success. Areas considered are Theory, Piano, and Applied areas of study. (See the Music Student Handbook for specific requirements)

General Emphasis
 
Required major courses: 39 hours  
Music Core Courses 15
Six units of Music Practicum, including 1 major recital 18
MUS 323 Music History II WI (S-O) 3
MUS 393 Form and Analysis (F-O) 3
Required collateral course:  
1 course in German or French 3-4

Double Major
Choral Music Education Emphasis/Secondary Education
Required major courses: 47 hours  
Music core courses 15
Five units of Music Practicum  
plus one additional hour of applied voice 15
MUS 323 Music History II WI (S-O) 3
MUS 333 Elementary Vocal and Instrumental Methods  
   (for K-12 certification) (F-O) 3
MUS 343 Principles of Conducting (F-O) 3
MUS 354 Advanced Conducting Inst/Choral (S-E) 4
MUS 443 Secondary Vocal and Instrumental Methods (S-E) 3
Choral Music Education majors must double major in Secondary Education.  
Choral Music Education majors who want instrumental endorsement are required by the state accrediting board to take the following: 10 hours
MUS 373 Instrumental Methods–Brass/Percussion (F-E) 3
MUS 383 Instrumental Methods–Woodwinds/Strings (S-E) 3
Two hours of an applied major instrument (piano, guitar, brass, wood­winds, strings, percussion, organ) 2
Two hours of an instrumental ensemble (Pep/Concert/Jazz bands, Handbells), EMU 181/381 Musical Theater Workshop
(pit orchestra)
2
Double Major
Instrumental Music Education Emphasis/Secondary Education
Required major courses: 49 hours  
Music core courses 15
Four units of Music Practicum 12
MUS 323 Music History II WI (S-0) 3
MUS 333 Elementary Vocal and Instrumental Methods  
   (for K-12 certification) (F-O) 3
MUS 343 Principles of Conducting (F-O) 3
MUS 354 Advanced Conducting Instrumental/Choral (S-E) 4
MUS 373 Instrumental Methods—Brass and Percussion (F-E) 3
MUS 383 Instrumental Methods—Strings and Woodwinds (S-E) 3
MUS 443 Secondary Vocal and Instrumental Methods (S-E) 3
Instrumental Music Education majors must double major in Secondary Education.  
Instrumental Music Education majors who want choral endorsement are required by the state accrediting board to take the following: 6 hours
Two hours of choral ensemble (Chapel Choir, Chorale) 2
Four hours of applied voice (can include one or two semesters of class voice) 4

Music Ministry Emphasis
 
Required major courses: 40 hours  
MUS core courses 15
Four units of Music Practicum 12
Requirement: at least 2 semesters of AMU Voice, 4 semesters of Chapel Choir, and 1 semester of Keyboard Improvisation
MUS 263 Church Music Ministry WI (F-O) 3
MUS 343 Principles of Conducting (F-O) 3
MUS 354 Advanced Conducting Instrumental/Choral (S-E) 4
MUS 463 Church Music Materials (F-E) 3
Required collateral courses: 6 hours  
REL 333 History of the Christian Church (F-O) 3
REL 363 Christian Worship (S-E) 3
Recommended electives  
MUS 323 Music History II WI (S-O)  
MUS 393 Form and Analysis (F-O)  
MUS 48V (1-4) Internship  
DRM 163 Vocal Training for Stage Class or Applied Guitar  

Minor in Music
 
Required minor courses: 23 hours  
MUS 204 Music Theory I (S) 4
MUS 214 Music Theory II (F) 4
Four units of Music Practicum 12
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES 3
MUS 313 Music History I WI (F-E)  
MUS 323 Music History II WI (S-O)  
The Piano Proficiency exam is not required for minors.  
MUS 100/300 Performance Portfolio Practicum is not required for minors.  

 

COURSES IN MUSIC (MUS)

100/300 Performance/Portfolio Practicum—Prerequisite: 30 hours. Students are required to attend a determined number of recitals and/or accumulate a determined number of points per semester. Students must compile a portfolio of required materials as specified in the Music Student Handbook, which will be turned in to the professor on the first day of final exam week. (F/S)

102 Foundations of Musicianship This course will pursue the basics of music theory including clefs and basic pitch notation, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, rhythm and a basic introduction to music literature and history. Prepares student for passing Theory I placement exam. (F)

204 Music Theory I—Prerequisite: a grade of 80% or higher on the placement exam. An introductory course integrated to teach general musicianship through the fundamentals of music theory, diatonic harmony, sight singing and ear training. (S)

214 Music Theory II— Prerequisite MUS 204. A continuation of the materials presented in Theory I. Further development of skills acquisition in the areas of sight singing and ear training with more emphasis placed on composition of original materials. Music majors will be required to pass sophomore proficiency assessment before continuing on to Theory III. (F)

252 Elementary Music Methods For non-music majors. A study of fundamentals, basic terminology, methods and materials for teaching music in the elementary school. Includes current music literature, rote songs, reading readiness and rhythm programs. (F/S)

263 Church Music Ministry Designed to give the student an understanding of the relationship of music to the entire church program including worship and education. Administration of the complete music program for the church, children, youth, and adult choirs and instrumental music is explored. The course may include visits to area churches, guest lectures from area music ministers in full-time positions and evaluation/critique of several area church music programs. Writing Intensive. (F–odd)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

304 Music Theory III—Prerequisite: MUS 214 and Sophomore Proficiency. A continuation of music theory of the 19th and 20th centuries. Special emphasis given to composition/arranging for vocal and instrumental groups by composition assignments. (S)

313 Music History I—Prerequisite: MUS 214 and 60 hrs. Introduces students to the developments of western art music. It examines music from the ancient world and early Christian Church through the late Baroque and the music of J.S. Bach and Handel. Writing Intensive. (F-even)

323 Music History II—Prerequisite: MUS 214 and 60 hrs. This course is a survey of western art music from the time of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven through the Romantic era of the 19th century and includes serial, electronic and experimental music of the 20th century. It will include important forms such as symphony, chamber music, keyboard, opera, solo song, and choral music. Writing Intensive. (S-odd)

333 Elementary Vocal and Instrumental Methods Problems, methods, administration and the materials involved in the teaching of music in the elementary schools. (For Music Education majors.) (F-odd)

343 Principles of Conducting—Prerequisite: MUS 304. A laboratory course to teach the fundamentals of conducting, baton techniques, score reading and practice in choral and instrumental conducting. Students must also pass a practicum skills exam (sight reading, scales, rhythms, intervals, etc. (F-odd)

354 Advanced Conducting Inst/Choral—Prerequisite: MUS 343. Advanced conducting will explore topics in instrumental and choral conducting with emphases on appropriate literature and laboratory conducting experience. Students will follow one or both tracks of concentration. Participation in an instrumental and/or choral ensemble is required as part of the laboratory experience. (S–even)

373 Instrumental Methods—Brass and Percussion A laboratory course designed to teach the pedagogy and literature of the brass and percussion families of instruments by practical application and illustration. (F–even)

383 Instrumental Methods—Strings and Woodwinds A laboratory course designed to teach the pedagogy and literature of the string and woodwind families of instruments by practical application and illustration. (S–even)

393 Form and Analysis—Prerequisite: MUS 304. This is an advanced theory and composition course covering important forms such as sonata-allegro, binary, ternary, and theme and variations. The course will also explore romantic lieder, isorhythmic motet, counterpoint of the 16th and 18th centuries as well as various techniques of the 20th century. (F-odd)

443 Secondary Vocal and Instrumental Methods A curriculum study of problems, methods, administration and materials involved in teaching music in the junior high and senior high school. (For Music Education majors.) (S-even)

463 Church Music Materials—Prerequisite MUS 263. An introductory study of hymnology of major denominations. Also, an exploration of materials of various styles for choirs, soloists and instrumentalists in current use in a variety of denominations. (F–even)

48V (1-4) Internship—Prerequisite: permission. Supervised field experience in music.

49V (1-3) Special Problems—Prerequisite: permission. Special attention given to study, research, composition, or creative project related to individual student’s particular interest.

COURSES IN APPLIED MUSIC (AMU)

Instruction is available to all students in piano, organ, voice, strings, brass, woodwinds, guitar and percussion and may be repeated for credit. Beginning students are encouraged to enroll in class instruction (piano, voice and/or guitar). Auditions and/or permission is required for students who request applied lessons. Students who enroll for applied lessons must register for 100/200 level unless otherwise specified by the instructor. Students who wish to enroll for 300/400 level lessons must have prior approval of a faculty jury.

APPLIED MUSIC COURSE NUMBERS:
Voice AMU 101, 202, 301, 402
Piano AMU 111, 212, 311, 412
Woodwind AMU 121, 222, 321, 422
Guitar AMU 131, 232, 331, 432
Percussion AMU 141, 242, 341, 442

Strings AMU 151, 252, 351, 452
Brass AMU 161, 262, 361, 462
Organ AMU 281, 282, 481, 482
MIDI AMU 271, 272, 471, 472 Applied MIDI
—Prerequisite: permission. Student focuses on a composition/arranging project using a MIDI key­board and/or a computer. Projects are assigned based on student’s area of interest and expertise.

171 Class Piano Laboratory course in basic piano skills for beginners using the KAWAI Electronic Piano Lab. May be repeated for credit. (F/S)

181 Class Voice Fundamentals of correct voice production with emphasis on breath control, enunciation and diction, poise, posture and stage presence through singing of basic solo repertoire. May be repeated for credit. (F/S)

191 Class Guitar Fundamentals of guitar techniques offered in a group. Beginning and intermediate repertoire. May be repeated for credit. (F/S)

261 Keyboard Improvisation—Prerequisite: permission. Learning and applying piano keyboard skills in chording, rhythm playing, voicings, arpeggiations, transpositions, lead sheets and chord charts in various contemporary music styles. Must have basic keyboard skills. Course may substitute for one semester of practicum requirement for class or applied piano. Course may be repeated once. (F)

271 Piano Proficiency For music majors preparing for the piano proficiency exam. May be repeated for credit. (F/S)

401 Senior Recital Recital on major instrument (or instruments) or voice. Graded by faculty members of the music department in attendance at the music recital. A culminating experience of lower and upper division applied lessons.

COURSES IN ENSEMBLES (EMU)

Ensembles are open to all qualified students in the college and may be repeated for credit. Freshmen and Sophomores enroll in the 100 level courses. Juniors and Seniors enroll in 300 level courses. EMU credits may be used to satisfy G.E. requirements.

101, 301 Concert Band The Concert Band is an auditioned ensemble for students who have a desire to study and perform standard concert band literature. The ensemble performs on and off campus. (F/S)

111, 311 Chapel Choir Non-auditioned mixed choir. Performs sacred music for the chapel service each Sunday throughout the fall and spring semesters. Emphasizes music as a ministry. (F/S)

121, 321 Chorale The Chorale is an auditioned choral ensemble of mixed voices for students who have a desire to study and perform classical, sacred and secular repertoire from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The ensemble performs on and off campus, tours to area schools and churches and travels abroad. (F/S)

131, 331 Handbell Choir The Handbell Choir is an ensemble which teaches the techniques of bell ringing. Some experience in reading music is expected. Students may enroll by permission only. (F/S)

141, 341 Chamber Ensemble, Instrumental and/or Vocal Small groups studying and performing music of various historical periods with emphasis on performing styles and practices.

161, 361 Jazz Band The Jazz Band is an auditioned ensemble with limited instrumentation. It is for students who have a desire to study a wide variety of music originally composed for traditional big band instrumentation. Performances are on and off campus. (F/S)

171, 371 Pep Band Performs at basketball games. Pass/Fail credit. Does not count as an ensemble credit for music majors and minors. (F/S)

18V, 38V (1-2) Musical Theatre Workshop—Prerequisite: audition. Preparation and public performance of opera and musical theatre. (S)

 

2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog