School of Music

BA in Music | BM-Specialization: All Level Cert. Instrumental | BM-Specialization: All Level Cert. Instrumental-String | BM-Specialization All Level Cert.-Choral | BM-Specialization: Instrumental Performance | BM-Specialization: Vocal Performance | BM-Specialization: Piano Performance | BM-Specialization: CompositionBM Music Therapy | Minor in Music | Course Descriptions


Accredited by National Association of Schools of Music

 Director: Dr. Scott D. Plugge     (936) 294-3808

FacultyRandy AdamsMario Aschauer, Wayne Barrett, Patricia Card, James Cho, Kevin Clifton, John Crabtree, Kathy Daniel, Robert Daniel, Colin Davis, Peggy DeMers, Josu De SolaunDeborah DunhamDenise EatonDavid Englert, James Franklin, Nicole Franklin,  Brian GibbsMelissa Givens, Naomi Gjevre, Rebecca GrimesBruce Hall, Brian Herrington, Matt Holm, Henry HoweyRobert HuntDavid Ikard, Roger Keele, Kyle Kindred, Nathan KochJames Johnson, Mary Kay Lake, John Lane, Nicholas Lockey, Seth McAdow, John McCroskey, Matthew McInturf, Christopher Michel, Karen MillerAlejandro MontielJammieca Mott, Sheryl Murphy-Manley, Ben OsborneJonathan Pasternack, Paula PageJoseph Patrick, Amanda PeppingAnna Petrova, Javier Pinell, Scott PluggeDebbie Rawlins, Ilonka Rus-EderyDaniel Saenz, Aric SchnellerMasahito SugiharaLex Valk, Michael Walsh, Steve Warkentin, Dawson White

Website: For faculty specialties, please see www.shsu.edu/academics/music

Mission

The Sam Houston State University School of Music exists as a community of musician-educators whose mission is:

  • To educate and train students for lives of service and contribution — as teachers, performers, composers, therapists and scholars;
  • To provide and nurture a nucleus of musical life for the larger community;
  • To educate the university student population regarding music’s intrinsic value as a part of the human experience and its central role in human culture;
  • To mutually encourage one another in professional growth and attainment.

Our mission encompasses a variety of programs and curricula, traditional and innovative which are regularly examined for effectiveness, quality and relevance. It includes our commitment to a combination of:

  • Classroom studies in music;
  • The live performance of music both individually and collectively, as central to music study, development and knowledge.

As an integral part of our mission, we commit ourselves to continuing steps toward realizing the full potential of community, both as teachers and as colleagues; further, we commit to interaction with our students that emphasizes personal attention and interest in their total musical/intellectual development.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Music:

Bachelor of Music:

Bachelor of Music:

Minor in Music

The School of Music offers instruction in the following applied areas (audition required): Bassoon, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Horn, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Saxophone, String Bass, Viola, Violin, Violoncello, and Voice.

Highlights

All music majors receive training in applied music, music theory, music history, and, where appropriate, professional training specific to a particular field. Each student receives private instruction in his or her principal applied area (such as piano, trumpet, or voice), participates in musical ensembles (such as wind ensemble, orchestra, choir, or jazz band), and is afforded a multitude of opportunities to grow and develop as a musician. Students develop keyboard skills in a state-of-the-art piano lab and have their musical training enhanced in a Computer Assisted Instruction lab.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the School of Music are successfully employed around the state, the nation, and internationally as:

  • music educators
  • music therapists
  • music performers
  • music scholars
  • music composers
  • music industry leaders

Student Organizations

Numerous student organizations actively promote enrichment across a wide array of musical interests.
American Choral Directors Association — national organization for choral directors
American String Teachers Association/Symphony Association — the group’s membership consists of string students at Sam Houston State University and was organized to support string pedagogy on the SHSU campus.
Music Educators National Conference — national organization for music education. Membership in this student chapter is open to music education majors.
Mu Tau Omega — student organization for music therapy. Membership open to interested students committed to the study and/or advancement of music therapy in community, educational, and clinical settings.
Phi Mu Alpha — international music fraternity for men. Provides valuable service to the school and community.
Pi Kappa Lambda — national music honor society. Invitation to membership is limited to the top students from the junior, senior, and graduate classes by vote of the faculty members of Pi Kappa Lambda.
Sigma Alpha Iota — international music fraternity for women. Provides valuable service to the school and community.
Tau Beta Sigma — national band sorority. Supports band studies and provides valuable support service to instrumental ensembles and to the school.

Internships

Following the completion of all coursework, the music therapy student must fulfill a 900-1040 hour (five-six month) clinical internship at an AMTA national roster internship site or an SHSU university-affiliated internship site. The intern must be supervised on-site by a qualified and approved MT-BC supervisor. The internship is the final requirement for graduating with the bachelor’s degree in music therapy. Once it has been completed, the individual is eligible to sit for the board certification examination. A passing grade on the exam will result in board certification and the credentials MT-BC.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available both from the School of Music and from the University to support student study. For more information regarding scholarships, prospective or current students should contact the Director of the School of Music. Information on University scholarships may be obtained at the Office of Financial Aid or by telephone (936) 294-1672. Interested persons may also gather more information from the School of Music website.

Music scholarships are awarded for participation in ensembles. All students awarded a music scholarship are required to perform in ensembles.  Scholarship students will audition and perform in ensembles as required.

Program Specific Requirements

General Requirements for Music Majors — Students desiring to major in music must have previous musical experience.

Audition — All students entering the School of Music as music majors or minors must audition in their major performance area and be accepted for a specific degree plan (e.g. Bachelor of Music: Performance, Music Education/Teacher Certification, Composition; Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, music minor). Music therapy majors must also schedule and pass an interview with the Director of Music Therapy.

Grades — Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all courses required in the major. If they receive a grade lower than a “C” they will be placed on academic probation until they retake the course with the “C” or better grade.

Jury — All students enrolled in applied classes (private studio instruction) must take jury examinations at the end of each semester.

Ensemble — All students enrolled in applied classes should perform in an ensemble.

Sophomore barrier — Before students majoring in music are allowed to enroll for 300-level courses in applied music, they must pass a proficiency examination/barrier. The exam is normally administered at the end of their fourth semester of study. NOTE: students are given/allowed three opportunities to pass the barrier. If they do not pass by the third attempt, they cannot continue as music majors.

Piano proficiency — Students must pass a proficiency examination in piano. Students who do not have the requisite skills may enroll in piano classes. Completion of the piano classes with a grade of “C” or better meets the skills requirement for the piano proficiency.

Concert attendance — Students are required to attend 12 performances (from a specified list) each semester for six semesters in all undergraduate Bachelor of Music major tracks. Transfer students may receive a credit or waiver for up to three semesters. Details of this requirement are printed in the School of Music Student Handbook.

Large ensemble — Enrollment in a large ensemble is expected of full-time music majors each fall and spring semester. Music therapy majors must enroll in an ensemble for 6 semesters.  The minimum requirement is seven semesters for B.M. Music Education/Teacher Certification track; eight semesters for other B.M. tracks; and six semesters for Music Therapy majors.

  • For piano principals (non-performance majors), Collaborative Piano (MUEN 1110/MUEN 3110) will satisfy a portion of this requirement.
  • For piano performance majors, Collaborative Piano (MUEN 1110/MUEN 3110) satisfies the major ensemble requirement.
  • Further details are printed in the School of Music Student Handbook.
  • Freshmen and sophomore students enroll in 1000 and 2000-level ensembles; juniors and seniors enroll in 3000 and 4000-level ensembles.

Curriculum

University Core - 42 hours
Component Area 1 
    6 hours
Component Area 2   
    3 hours
Component Area 3    
    8 hours
Component Area 4   
9 hours
Component Area 5      
   15 hours
Component Area 6   
  1 hour

Required Courses for Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Music, General Music Track (120 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Music - General Music Track
Performance Track 120 hours
Composition Track 120 hours
Music Education/Teacher Certification Track        130-133 hours


Bachelor of Music in
Music Therapy                                         130-133 hours

Minor in Music                                          20 hours

Bachelor of Arts in Music

General Music Core - 20 hours
MUSI 1181 SCH 1
MUSI 1182 SCH 1
MUSI 1222 SCH 2
MUSI 1223 SCH 2
MUSI 1224 SCH 2
MUSI 1225 SCH 2
MUSI 1379  SCH 3 (MUSI 1379 counts toward Component Area 4)
MUSI 2348W SCH 2 (MUSI 2348 counts toward Component Area 4)
MUSI 2222 SCH 2
MUSI 2224 SCH 2
MUSI 3376 or MUSI 3377 SCH 3

Ensembles - 4 hours
(with advisor and conductor/director/faculty approval)
MUEN 1111 / MUEN 3111   SCH 1  
MUEN 1116 / MUEN 3116   SCH 1  
MUEN 2116 / MUEN 4116   SCH 1  
MUEN 1117 / MUEN 2117   SCH 1  
MUEN 1110   SCH 1  
Note
2 hours must be advanced.

Studio Instruction - 12 hours
APPLIED LESSONS LOWER LEVEL SCH 2 (8)
APPLIED LESSONS ADVANCED SCH 2 (4)

Notes
Not more than 4 additional MUEN or MUSI 1118 / MUSI 1119 hours can be counted toward the degree.
14 hours must be advanced level. Other courses may be recommended by an advisor and must be approved by the Director, School of Music.
Performance and music electives - 15 hours
MUEN 1110 SCH 1
MUEN 1111 / MUEN 3111 SCH 1
MUEN 1115 SCH 1
MUEN 1116 / MUEN 3116 SCH 1
MUEN 2116 / MUEN 4116 SCH 1
MUEN 1117 / MUEN 2117 SCH 1
MUEN 1118 SCH 1
MUEN 1119 / MUEN 3119 SCH 1
MUSI 2223 SCH 2
MUSI 2226 SCH 2
Applied Lessons: Advanced SCH 2
MUSI 3362 SCH 3
MUSI 3363 SCH 3
MUSI 3377 SCH 3
MUSI 4224 SCH 2
MUSI 3374 SCH 3

Note: All BA Degrees require 12-14 semester hours of foreign language (same language)

Free Electives 19 hours
These are courses from the University’s catalog that can apply to the required number of hours required for the BA. These electives must include at least 19 hours of advanced (3000 and 4000-level) courses or enough to meet the university's 42 advanced hour minimum.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music

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Bachelor of Music

Music Core - 28 hours
MUSI 1222 SCH 2
MUSI 1223 SCH 2
MUSI 1224 SCH 2
MUSI 1225 SCH 2
MUSI 1379 SCH 3 (MUSI 1379 counts toward Component Area 4)
MUSI 2348W SCH 3
MUSI 2222 SCH 2
MUSI 2223 SCH 2
MUSI 2224 SCH 2
MUSI 2226 SCH 2
MUSI 3363 SCH 3
MUSI 3376 SCH 3
MUSI 3377 SCH 3

 

Music Education/Teacher Certification Track

The Bachelor of Music degree with teacher certification, when successfully completed, qualifies a student for All-Level State Certification to teach music in early childhood through twelfth grade. The degree consists of:
   
University Core 42 + Music Core 28 (note: MUSI 1379 & MUSI 2348 are also included in the University Core) + Education Block 24 + Emphasis Area 39-42 = 130-133 hours.

Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: All Level Certification Instrumental (BM MAW)

Wind and Percusion Instumental Emphasis: 42 hours
Applied Lessons Lower-Level (SCH 8)
Applied Lessons Advanced (SCH 4)
Applied Lessons with Junior Recital (SCH 2) 

MUSI 1181 SCH 1
MUSI 1182 SCH 1
MUSI 2181 SCH 1
MUSI 1166 and/or MUSI 1167 SCH 2*
MUSI 2166 and/or MUSI 2167 SCH 2*
MUSI 3110 SCH 1*
MUSI 3111 SCH 1
MUSI 3166 and/or MUSI 3167 SCH 2*
MUSI 3362 SCH 3
MUSI 3367 SCH 3
MUSI 4224 SCH 2
MUSI 4361 SCH 3
ENSEMBLE-LOWER LEVEL (4) SCH 4
ENSEMBLE-ADVANCED LEVEL (3) SCH 3

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Notes
*Class instrument requirement will be reduced by one credit/semester in the student’s applied area.
Bachelor of Music
Major in Music With Specialization: All Level Certification Instrumental (BM MAW)
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 Sophomore
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 Junior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1 Junior
Degree Specific Requirements
Major Core: 28 hours
MUSI 1222 2 Freshman
MUSI 1223 2 Freshman
MUSI 1224 2 Freshman
MUSI 1225 2 Freshman
MUSI 1379 (ALSO COUNTS FOR COMP AREA IV) 3 Freshman
MUSI 2348W 3 Sophomore
MUSI 2222 2 Sophomore
MUSI 2223 2 Sophomore
MUSI 2224 2 Sophomore
MUSI 2226 2 Sophomore
MUSI 3363 3 Junior
MUSI 3376 3 Junior
MUSI 3377
3
Junior
Major: 42 hours
APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER LEVEL 8 Freshman, Sophomore
APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCE 4 Junior, Senior
APPLIED LESSONS WITH JR RECITAL 2 Senior
MUSI 1181 1 Freshman
MUSI 1182 1 Freshman
MUSI 1166 1 Sophomore
MUSI 1166 or MUSI 1167 2 Freshman
MUSI 2166 or MUSI 2167 2 Sophomore
MUSI 3117 1 Sophomore
MUSI 3110 1 Junior
MUSI 3166 or MUSI 3167 2 Junior
MUSI 3362 3 Junior
MUSI 3367 3 Junior
MUSI 4361 3 Junior
MUSI 4324 2 Junior
MUEN 1117
4
Freshman, Sophomore
MUEN 3117
3
Junior, Senior
MUEN 1118
1
Freshman
MUEN 3118
1
Junior
Education Block: 24 hours 
CISE 3384
3
Junior
CISE 4364 3 Senior
CISE 3374 3 Senior
CISE 4394 3 Senior
CISE 4375
3
Senior
CISE 4396 3 Senior
CIEE 4392
3
Senior
CISE 4380 3 Senior
Total Hours 133

Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: All Level Certification-String (BM MAS)

String Emphasis:
Applied Lessons Lower-Level (SCH 8)
Applied Lessons Advanced (SCH 4)
Applied Lessons with Junior Recital (SCH 2)

MUSI 1181 SCH 1
MUSI 1182 SCH 1
MUSI 1166 SCH 1
MUSI 1166 or MUSI 1167 SCH 1
MUSI 2166 or MUSI 2167 SCH 1
MUSI 3117 SCH 1
MUSI 3111 SCH 1
MUSI 3362 SCH 3
MUSI 3367 SCH 3
MUSI 4361 SCH 3
MUSI 4224 SCH 2
MUEN 1117 SCH 1
MUEN 1118 SCH 1
MUEN 3117 SCH 1
MUEN 3118 SCH 1

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Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: All Level Certification: Choral (BM MCC)

Choral Emphasis
VOIC 1201 SCH 8
VOIC 3201 SCH 4
VOIC 3202 SCH 2
MUSI 1160 SCH 1
MUSI 2161 SCH 1
MUSI 2160 SCH 1
MUSI 4224 SCH 2
MUSI 4362 SCH 3
MUSI 3362 SCH 3
MUEN 1111 SCH 4
MUEN 3111 SCH 3
MUSI 3112 SCH 1
MUSI 3367 SCH 3
MUSI 1181 SCH 1
MUSI 1182 SCH 1
MUSI 1166 SCH 1

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Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: Instrumental Performance (BM MPI)                   

Instrumental (non-keyboard) Performance Track - 52 hours
Applied Lessons-Lower Level  SCH 8
Applied Lessons-Advanced SCH 6
Applied Lessons with Junior Recital SCH 2
ENSEMBLE: LOWER LEVEL SCH 4
ENSEMBLE: ADVANCED SCH 4
MUEN 1118 SCH 1
MUEN 3118 SCH 3
MUSI 1181 SCH 1
MUSI 1182 SCH 1
MUSI 1166 SCH 1
MUSI 3362 SCH 3
MUSI 4117 SCH 1
MUSI 4361 SCH 3
Advanced (3000-4000 level courses) music electives selected from the following - 15 hours:
Select 3 hours from:
COMP 1011 SCH 1
MUSI 3364 SCH 3
MUSI 3379 SCH 3
MUSI 4365 SCH 3
Select 12 hours from the following courses:
MUSI 4224 SCH 2
MUSI 4365 SCH 3
MUSI 3367 SCH 3
MUSI 4068 SCH 3
MUSI 4374 SCH 3

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Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: Vocal Performance (BM MPV)

Vocal Performance Track - 53 hours
VOIC 1201 SCH 8
VOIC 3201 SCH 6
VOIC 3202 SCH 2
MUSI 4117 SCH 1
MUEN 1111 SCH 4
MUEN 3111 SCH 4
MUSI 1181 SCH 1
MUSI 1182 SCH 1
MUSI 2181 SCH 1
MUSI 1166 SCH 1
MUSI 2161 SCH 1
MUSI 2160 SCH 3
MUSI 4362 SCH 3
MUEN 3381 SCH 3
MUEN 1119 / MUEN 3119 SCH 3
Select a minimum of 13 hours from the following advanced electives as approved by an advisor:
MUSI 4224 SCH 2
MUSI 3380 SCH 3
MUEN 3118 (repeatable) SCH 1
MUEN 3119 (repeatable) SCH 1
MUSI 2161 SCH 3

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Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: Piano Performance (BM MPP)

Piano Performance Track - 53 hours
PIAN 1201 SCH 8
PIAN 3201 SCH 6
PIAN 3202 SCH 2
MUSI 4117 SCH 1
MUEN 1110 SCH 4
MUEN 3110 SCH 3
MUEN 1118 SCH 2
MUSI 4322 SCH 3
MUSI 4365 SCH 3
MUSI 3382 SCH 3
Electives: Select 18 hours from the following courses as approved by the piano faculty
MUSI 3383 SCH 3
MUSI 4385 SCH 3
MUSI 4384 SCH 3
MUSI 3364 SCH 3
MUSI 4224 SCH 2
MUSI 3362 SCH 3
MUEN 1118 or MUEN 3118 (repeatable) SCH 1
MUSI 3381 SCH 3

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Bachelor of Music, Major in Music With Specialization: Composition (BM MCP)

Composition Track: 53 hours
The curriculum in music composition is designed to prepare the student for graduate study in the field. Students who pursue this degree are those who have career interests as composers/arrangers or as teachers of composition.

Composition Track - 53 hours
MUSI 1181 SCH 1
MUSI 1182 SCH 1
MUSI 1166 SCG 1
COMP 1101 SCH 4
COMP 2301 SCH 12
MUEN 1XXX SCH 2
MUEN 3XXX SCH 2
MUSI 2161 SCH 3
MUSI 4365 SCH 3
MUSI 4117 SCH 1
APPLIED LESSONS: LOWER LEVEL SCH 8
APPLIED LESSONS: ADVANCED SCH 4
Select 11 hours from the following with composition faculty advisor approval:
MUSI 4373 SCH 3
MUSI 3364 SCH 3
MUSI 3372 SCH 3
MUSI 4374 SCH 3
MUSI 4375 SCH 3
MUEN 3118 New Music Ensemble (may be repeated twice) SCH 1

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Bachelor of Music, Major in Music Therapy: 130-133 hours

The music therapy curriculum prepares the student for a career as a music therapist and includes the requisite professional certification. A one-semester internship is required.

Music Core: 20 hours

MUSI 1222 SCH 2
MUSI 1223 SCH 2
MUSI 1224 SCH 2
MUSI 1225 SCH 2
MUSI 2222 SCH 2
MUSI 2224 SCH 2
MUSI 1379 SCH 3 (Fulfills university core requirements)
MUSI 2348 SCH 3 (Fulfills university core requirements)
MUSI 2226 SCH 2
MUSI 3376 or MUSI 3377 SCH 3

 

Therapy Courses: 62 hours
Applied Lessons Lower-Level SCH 8
Applied Lessons Advanced SCH 4

MUSI 1181 SCH 1
MUSI 1182 SCH 1
MUSI 2181 SCH 1
LOWER LEVEL ENSEMBLE SCH 4
ADVANCED ENSEMBLE SCH 2
MUSI 1303 SCH 3
MUSI 1304 / MUSI XXXX SCH 3
MUSI 3110 SCH 1
MUSI 3336 SCH 3
MUSI 3337 SCH 3
MUSI 3117 SCH 1
MUSI 3118    SCH 1 
MUSI 4110 SCH 1
MUSI 4111  SCH 1
MUSI 2338 SCH 3
MUSI 2339 SCH 3
MUSI 3365 SCH 3
MUSI 3366 SCH 3
MUSI 4395 SCH 3
MUSI 4396 SCH 3
MUSI 4397 SCH 3
MUSI 4398 SCH 3
Select 6 hours from the following with Music Therapy advisor approval:
MUSI 3367 SCH 3
PHIL 4371 SCH 3
MUEN SCH 1
MUSI SCH 3
PSYC SCH 3
DANC SCH 3
Clinical foundation: required for American Music Therapy Association: 16 hours
PSYC 1301 SCH 3 (fulfills university core requirements)
BIOL 2401 SCH 4 (fulfills university core requirements)
SOCI 2319 SCH 3 (fulfills university core requirements)
SPED 2301 SCH 3
PSYC 3331 SCH 3

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Minor in Music

Students who elect music as a minor must complete a minimum of 20 hours, SIX of which must be advanced (3000 or 4000-level). Up to eight hours of applied music (studio instruction and ensembles) may be used in the minor. To enroll in private instruction or perform in ensembles, students must audition for in their respective applied areas and for each ensemble.

Note
Students enrolled in studio instruction must be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.
Minor in Music
Required courses: 6 hours
MUSI 2348 SCH 3 (Component Area 4)
MUSI 1301 SCH 3
Advanced courses: Take 6 hours selected from:
MUSI 2223 SCH 3
MUSI 3377 SCH 3
MUSI 3381 SCH 3
MUSI 3379 SCH 3
MUSI 3380 SCH 3
MUEN 3111 SCH 1
MUEN 3115 SCH 1
MUEN 3116 SCH 1
MUEN 3117 SCH 1
MUEN 3118 SCH 1
MUEN 3119 SCH 1
MUEN 4116 SCH 1
Applied Lessons
MUSI 3364 SCH 3
MUSI 4373 SCH 3
Elective Courses: 8 hours
ENSEMBLE MUEN XXXX SCH 1 * Music minor students may take up to 6 hours of ensembles: auditions are required
Applied Lessons SCH 2 * Music students may take up to 8 hours of studio instruction; auditions are required
MUSI 1304 SCH 3
MUSI 2338 SCH 3
MUSI 2339 SCH 3
MUSI 2362 SCH 3
MUSI 2364 SCH 3
MUSI 1306 SCH 3
MUSI 3118 SCH 1
MUSI 3112 SCH 1

ENSEMBLES

The following performance ensembles are open to all students of the University who qualify by audition:

Large Ensembles

MUEN 1116, MUEN 2116 Symphonic Band
MUSI 2116, MUEN 4116 Wind Ensemble
MUEN 1117, MUEN 3117 Orchestra
MUEN 1111, MUEN 3111 Chorus

         

Small Ensembles

MUEN 3118, MUEN 3115 Jazz Ensemble       
MUEN 1119, MUEN 3119 Opera Workshop    
MUEN 1118, MUEN 3118  Chamber Music    
MUEN 1110, MUEN 3110 Keyboard Skills and Collaborative Techniques


     
No more than eight hours earned in large ensembles may be counted toward a degree. Small ensembles may be counted if approved by the ensemble directors>, studio instructor and the Director, School of Music.

 

MUEN 1110, MUEN 3110 Ensemble for keyboard students (performance major only)
MUEN 1111, MUEN 3111 Ensemble for vocal students
MUEN 1116, MUEN 2116MUEN 3116, MUEN 4116 Ensemble for wind and percussion students
MUEN 1117, MUEN 3117 Ensemble for string students
MUEN 1118 / MUEN 3118 Ensemble for guitar students

 

Additional ensembles are strongly encouraged for those who qualify by audition:

MUEN 3118, MUEN 3115 Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 1119, MUEN 3119 Opera Workshop
MUEN 1118, MUEN 3118 Chamber Music (including piano trios, string quartets, percussion ensemble, ect.

Ensembles

  • Music majors should enroll in at least one ensemble each semester they are enrolled as full time students.
  • Students enrolled in Studio Instruction should be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.
  • Jazz Ensemble will not normally be considered as the major ensemble for graduation hours.
  • Modifications or exceptions may be made in rare or unusual circumstances.  Those exceptions require approval by the Director, School of Music after coordination with the ensemble directors and studio instructors.
  • Students should not be enrolled in more than 2 ensembles per semester. Enrollment in more than two ensembles requires approval.
  • Music Therapy majors must participate in 6 semesters of ensembles.

Marching Band (for Wind and Percussion students)

  • Music Education Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 3 semesters.
  • Music Performance Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 2 semesters.
  • Music Therapy Majors, music minors, and non-majors are encouraged to participate in Marching Band.

For information regarding Common Course numbers for Ensemble, please refer to the Common Course listing in this catalog.

Applied Music Instruction

Bassoon BSSN 1201 BSSN 3201 BSSN 3202
Cello VNCL 1201 VNCL 3201 VNCL 3202
Clarinet CLAR 1201 CLAR 3201 CLAR 3202
Composition COMP 1101 COMP 3301  
Euphonium EUPH 1201 EUPH 3201 EUPH 3202
Flute  FLUT 1201 FLUT 3201 FLUT 3202
French horn      HORN 1201 HORN 3201 HORN 3202
Guitar GUIT 1201 GUIT 3201 GUIT 3202
Harp HARP 1201 HARP 3201 HARP 3202
Oboe    OBOE 1201 OBOE 3201 OBOE 3202
Organ ORGN 1201 ORGN 3201 ORGN 3202
Percussion  PERC 1201 PERC 3201 PERC 3202
Piano     PIAN 1201 PIAN 3201 PIAN 3202
Saxophone   SAXO 1201 SAXO 3201 SAXO 3202 
String bass  STBS 1201 STBS 3201 STBS 3202
Trumpet  TRMT 1201 TRMT 3201 TRMT 3202
Tuba TUBA 1201 TUBA 3201 TUBA 3202
Trombone TRMB 1201 TRMB 3201 TRMB 3202
Viola  VIOL 1201 VIOL 3201 VIOL 3202
Violin   VILN 1201 VILN 3201 VILN 3202
Voice  VOIC 1201 VOIC 3201 VOIC 3202
Practicum – Early Childhood MUSI 3117    
Practicum – Special Needs  MUSI 3118    
Practicum – Psychiatric/Geriatric MUSI 4110    
Practicum – Medical MUSI 4111    

 

Applied Music Fees. Students enrolled in Applied Music Instruction are required to pay a fee at the time of registration on a per-course basis each semester:
                                2-hour course        $60.00                    
                                4-hour course        $75.00
There is no additional charge for use of practice rooms.


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