UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Music


James Grine, Chairperson
Department Office: Arts and Communications N206/210
Department Telephone: 920-424-4224


CODE 73 or MUSIC

I. FACULTY

Andrews, Atwell, Bahcall, Chapman, Chaudoir, Clark, Cowley, Gainacopulos, Gray, Grine, Gullickson, Harbach, Hassel, Hoffmeister, Isaacson, Lloyd, Lovelace, McWilliams, Messner, Minniear, Schaefer, Sorensen, E. Wang, J. Wang

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Music can lead to the degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music. A major in Music Therapy can lead to the degree: Bachelor of Music. A major in Music Education can lead to the degree: Bachelor of Music Education.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

See the department for listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers 3 majors. These are: 1) Music, 2) Music Therapy, 3) Music Education.

Within the Music major, the Department offers a choice of these 4 emphases: 1) Instrumental Performance, 2) Piano Performance, 3) Vocal Performance, 4) Music Merchandising. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs are also offered.

Within the Music Education major, the Department offers a choice of these 3 emphases: 1) Choral, 2) General Music, 3) Instrumental.

Within the Music Merchandising emphasis of the Music Major, the Department offers 2 options: 1) Recording Technology, 2) Retail.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers 1 minor(s): 1) Music (Non-teaching).

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Entering students must complete an entrance audition, which includes the following, prior to registration:

  • successful completion of an audition in the student's primary performance area;

  • successful completion of the freshman theory placement test (a satisfactory score is a prerequisite to registration in 73-107);

2. A special audition is required for admission to the Bachelor of Music Performance program. The student will audition at the end of the first year of applied study.

3. To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Music major or minor. Refer to the following sections for complete major/minor course requirements.

4. Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

5. A 2.5 grade point average is required for admission to the Clinical Experience in Music Therapy and the Internship in Music Merchandising.

6. If a student earns less than a C in any Basic Musicianship course, that course must be repeated immediately in the next semester or progress in the specific program major stops.

7. If a student earns less than a C in a repeat of a Basic Musicianship course, progress in the program majors stops.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Music

  • 73-019 Senior Recital 0 cr.
  • 73-107 Basic Musicianship I 4 cr.
  • 73-108 Basic Musicianship II 4 cr.
  • 73-116 Introduction to Music Literature 2 cr.
  • 73-173 Piano Class 1 cr.
  • 73-174 Piano Class 1 cr.
  • 73-204 Basic Musicianship III 3 cr.
  • 73-205 Survey of Music History I 3 cr.
  • 73-206 Basic Musicianship IV 3 cr.
  • 73-207 Survey of Music History II 3 cr.
  • 73-273 Piano Class 1 cr.
  • 73-274 Piano Class 1 cr.
Other Core Requirements: Registration for the Music Department's weekly convocation. Grades of "P" in all convocation courses are required for graduation.

Registration for a large ensemble in the student's major area (vocal: choir; instrumental: band or orchestra; keyboard or guitar: choir, band, or orchestra) each semester the student is in attendance.

Comment:

Students must achieve a grade of C, or higher, in all core courses and in all Applied Music courses (including piano and voice classes) before progressing to the next course in any sequence.

Majors/minors may apply a maximum of 8 credits of participation in concert organizations toward the 128 credits required for graduation. Non-music majors or minors may apply a maximum of 4 credits toward the 128 credits required for graduation.

The Music Department does not allow any grade replacement repeats for the following music participation courses: 73-100, 73-111, 73-121, 73-123, 73-127, 73-129, 73-131, 73-141, 73-151, 73-208, 73-233, 73-234, 73-308, 73-311, 73-321, 73-323, 73-327, 73-329, 73-331, 73-333, 73-341, 73-349, and 73-351.

Any credits exempted in class piano 73-173, 73-174, 73-273, 73-274 must be made up in other applied music courses. Students must register for primary applied music courses until program requirements have been met. (Non-music majors are required to pay a special fee for applied music lessons.)

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. MUSIC MAJOR

Recommended for students who plan to pursue music as a profession in areas other than Music Therapy or Music Education.

Required Courses: Required courses for each emphasis are included in the following paragraphs.

Comment:

Students are required to select one of the following emphases.

Students completing Emphases A through E and the undergraduate baccalaureate degree requirements will receive the Bachelor of Music degree. Students completing Emphasis F may apply that toward either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science Degree.

A. Instrumental Performance emphasis

Recommended for students who plan a career in instrumental performance or in studio teaching at other than elementary or secondary levels. A special entrance audition is required for admission to this program.

Required Credits: 82 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 12 must be at the upper level.

Students must follow the Instrumental Performance syllabus appropriate to the area of primary applied study.

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement:

B. Piano Performance emphasis

Recommended for students who plan a career in piano performance, or in teaching studio piano at other than the elementary or secondary levels. A special entrance audition is required for admission to this program.

Required Credits: 82 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 credits in applied piano of which at least 12 must be at the upper level.

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement:

C. Vocal Performance emphasis

Recommended for students who plan a career in vocal performance or in teaching studio voice at other than the elementary or secondary level. A special entrance audition is required for admission to this program.

Required Credits: 82 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Music: 73-009, 73-303, 73-304, 73-306, 73-307, 73-388, 73-485; 4 credits from: 73-111, 73-311

Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 credits in applied voice, of which at least 12 must be at the upper level.

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement

D. Music Merchandising emphasis

Recommended for students who plan a career in the various areas of the music industry.

1. Retail Option

Required Credits: 88 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits, in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 must be at the upper level.

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

2. Recording Technology Option

Recommended for students who plan a career as a recording technician.

Required Credits: 88 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 must be at the upper level.

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including:

E. Liberal Arts emphasis

Recommended for students who wish to obtain a broad education in Music. Students may choose either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Music.

Required Credits: 48 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 must be at the upper level.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

2. MUSIC THERAPY MAJOR

Recommended for students who plan to pursue a career in the varied areas of Music Therapy.

Required Credits: 80 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses listed above:

Other Requirements: A minimum of 10 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 must be at the upper level.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

Comment:

Music Therapy courses are open only to Music Therapy majors.

Students completing the Music Therapy Major and the undergraduate baccalaureate degree requirements will receive the Bachelor of Music degree.

If piano is the primary instrument or if the student exempts one or more of these, credits must be made up in applied music (including guitar and guitar class). Regardless of primary instrument, all Music Therapy majors must complete 73-373 and 73-374.

A six month Clinical Experience, 73-408 (internship) in Music Therapy is taken following successful completion of eight semesters' academic work. After internship completion, student is awarded baccalaureate degree and is eligible for membership with the American Music Therapy Association; the graduated student is also eligible to take the required certification exam administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists, Inc.

A maximum of 4 credits in Organization may be counted within 133 credits needed for graduation.

Students are required to achieve a grade of C or above in Music Therapy courses as listed in the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved curriculum outline. This is consistent with Department of Music policy for grade minimum in core courses and AMTA's standards for academic programs.

3. MUSIC EDUCATION MAJOR

Recommended for students who plan to teach music in public or private elementary and secondary schools.

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

See paragraphs following for courses required in specific emphases.

Other Requirements: All courses for licensure as established by the State Department of Public Instruction and the College of Education and Human Services are also required. Students must meet the Human Relations Code requirement. (See Required Core Courses for the College of Education and Human Services.)

Comment:

Students are required to select only one of the emphases specified in the following paragraphs. However, it is strongly recommended that all students complete the General Music emphasis with the option of an additional emphasis in either Choral or Instrumental Music.

Students completing all undergraduate baccalaureate degree requirements of the Music Department and all College of Education and Human Services undergraduate degree requirements will receive the Bachelor of Music Education Degree.

A. General Music emphasis

Recommended for students who plan to teach music classes in the public and/or private elementary and/or secondary schools. Preparation is for those courses termed "general music".

Required Credits: 61 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Other Requirements: A minimum of 10 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level.

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement

B. Choral emphasis

Recommended for students who plan to direct choirs in public or private secondary schools.

Required Credits: 61 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area (voice or piano), of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level. Piano majors must have at least 6 credits of voice. Voice majors must have at least 6 credits of piano. Participation in a major choral ensemble is required each semester.

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement

C. Instrumental emphasis

Recommended for students who plan to direct bands or orchestras in the public or private elementary and secondary schools.

Required Credits: 61 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level.

Three credits from secondary applied areas, above, are required of instrumental music education majors. Two of these credits must be from secondary applied areas outside the student's primary applied area. The related instrumental techniques course is a prerequisite to the study of a secondary instrument.

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement

VII. MINOR(S)

1. MUSIC (NON-TEACHING) MINOR

Recommended for students who wish to pursue a Music minor in a non-teaching area.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses:

Other Requirements: Four semesters of 1 credit each in the student's primary applied area. 6 credits of Music elective courses and 4 credits of band, chorus, or orchestra participation.

Electives: Additional courses beyond the Minimum Requirement may be taken from the Department's offerings.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999