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Old Dominion University

2014-2015 Catalog

Music

http://al.odu.edu/music/

John Toomey, Chair
Agnes Fuller-Wynne, Chief Departmental Advisor
Nancy K. Klein, Graduate Program Director
www.al.odu.edu/music/

The Department of Music is a fully accredited member of NASM, and offers applied music instruction and course work leading to the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Music with a major in performance (options in voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, orchestral instruments, and guitar);
  • the Bachelor of Music with a major in composition;
  • the Bachelor of Music with a major in music industry;
  • the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music; and
  • the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (options in vocal or instrumental music).

For admittance to the department, students must take a theory and aural skills placement exam, and perform an audition.

In addition to the work offered for degree students in music, there are available to non-music majors a minor in music (emphasis in composition, performance, or music history) and courses in the appreciation, history, methods, and literature of music; participation in the concert band, orchestra, choir, and other ensembles; and individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar, harpsichord, and the orchestral and band instruments.

The Department of Music offers a Master of Music Education (MME).  Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

Bachelor of Music—Composition Major

Andrey Kasparov, Program Advisor

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication *6
Oral Communication (satisfied in the major)
Mathematics3
Language and Culture (see departmental requirements)0-6
Information Literacy and Research 3
Human Creativity3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Visual Communication
Film Appreciation
Dance and Its Audience
The Theatre Experience
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology **
Human Behavior3
Total Hours35-41

*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring major

**

Satisfied in the major with MUSC 335T

Departmental Requirements

MUSC 221Music Theory (I) *3
MUSC 222Music Theory (II) *3
MUSC 223Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 224Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 261Music Literature Survey (I) **1
MUSC 262Music Literature Survey (II) **1
MUSC 309Principles of Conducting1
MUSC 321Advanced Theory (I) *2
MUSC 322Advanced Theory (II) **2
MUSC 323Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 324Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation **1
MUSC 335TMusic Production: MIDI I (satisfies impact of technology requirement)3
MUSC 336Electronic Music3
MUSC 361History of Music **3
MUSC 362WHistory of Music (must obtain a grade of C or better)3
MUSC 414Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
MUSC 421Counterpoint2
MUSC 422Form and Analysis2
MUSC 424Orchestration2
MUSC 466Modern Music3
MUSA 232Hour Lesson - Applied Composition3
MUSA 331Hour Lesson - Applied Composition3
MUSA 332Hour Lesson - Applied Composition3
MUSA 431Hour Lesson - Applied Composition3
MUSA 432Hour Lesson - Applied Composition3
Select two Music History Electives from the following:6
History of Jazz
Music in the Baroque Era
Music in the Classical Era
Music in the Romantic Era
Large Ensemble ***3
Small Ensemble ****2
MUSC 101Beginning Piano Class1
MUSC 102Beginning Piano Class1
MUSA 139Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
MUSA 140Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
MUSA 141Hour Lesson2
MUSA 142Hour Lesson2
MUSA 241Hour Lesson2
MUSA 242Hour Lesson2
Piano Proficiency +0
Recital Attendance (Blue Card Requirements) ++
Total Hours78

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for the degree.

*

Students must earn a C or better in these courses.

**

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in these courses.

***

Students are required to earn credits through participating in ensembles appropriate to their specialties. Large ensembles include: symphony band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, concert choir, and guitar ensemble.

****

Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, opera workshop, jazz choir, and jazz, brass, percussion, guitar, string, woodwind, or piano ensemble.

+

Each student in composition will be required to pass a piano proficiency exam before being allowed to enroll as a  composition major. Failure to pass the piano proficiency exam will require students to study piano privately until they are able to complete the requirement.

++

PLEASE NOTE: All composition majors are required to attend 60 Blue Card events in order to be eligible for graduation. These department-approved events are posted each semester. Eight of the 60 Blue Cards required for graduation must be Diehn Series concerts.  Students may not graduate without fulfilling this requirement.  It is strongly recommended that a student attend a minimum of two Diehn concerts per year to meet this goal.

Composition majors are required to present a lecture–recital containing 30 minutes of original music.

French, German, or Italian is strongly recommended to fulfill the General Education Language and Culture requirement.

Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Minor, 12-24 hours; also second degree or second major.
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor, 12 hours specified by the department, 3 of which may be in the major area of study.
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Arts and Letters or from the Social Science Component within the College of Arts and Letters that are not required by the major (6 hours).

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Bachelor of Music—Performance Major

Mike Hall, Program Advisor

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication *6
Oral Communication 3
Mathematics3
Language and Culture (Voice concentration, see additional requirements)0-6
Information Literacy and Research 3
Human Creativity3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Visual Communication
Film Appreciation
Dance and Its Audience
The Theatre Experience
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology **
Human Behavior3
Total Hours38-44

*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring major

**

Satisfied in the major with MUSC 335T

Departmental Requirements

MUSC 221Music Theory (I) *3
MUSC 222Music Theory (II) *3
MUSC 223Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 224Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 261Music Literature Survey (I) **1
MUSC 262Music Literature Survey (II) **1
MUSC 309Principles of Conducting1
MUSC 321Advanced Theory (I) *2
MUSC 322Advanced Theory (II) **2
MUSC 323Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 324Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation **1
MUSC 335TMusic Production: MIDI I (satisfies impact of technology requirement)3
MUSC 361History of Music **3
MUSC 362WHistory of Music (must obtain a grade of C or better)3
MUSC 413Advanced Choral Conducting2
or MUSC 414 Advanced Instrumental Conducting
MUSC 421Counterpoint2
MUSC 422Form and Analysis2
MUSC 445Applied Music Pedagogy1
MUSC 446Applied Music Literature1
24 credit hours must be taken in the instrument of concentration including the following 6 credits:
Hour Lesson
Hour Lesson
Recital Attendance (Blue Card Requirements)
Total Hours34

*

Students must earn a C or better in these courses to advance to the next level.

**

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in these courses.

Successful completion of a half-hour 200-level recital and a full-hour 400-level recital is also required. Vocal students will complete their half hour recital in the MUSA 351 semester.

Students must select one of the following concentrations:

Orchestral Instruments Concentration

MUSA 151-352 Applied Lessons18
MUSA 451Hour Lesson3
MUSA 452Hour Lesson3
MUSC 101Beginning Piano Class1
MUSC 102Beginning Piano Class1
MUSA 139Half-Hour Lesson (Piano )1
MUSA 140Half-Hour Lesson (Piano )1
MUSC 424Orchestration2
Select three Music History elective courses from the following:9
History of Jazz
Modern Music
Music in the Baroque Era
Music in the Classical Era
Music in the Romantic Era
MUSC Band or Orchestra4
Small Instrumental Ensemble +4
Total Hours47

Voice Concentration

101F-102F Foreign Language *6
MUSA 151-352 Applied Lessons18
MUSA 451Hour Lesson3
MUSA 452Hour Lesson3
MUSC 101Beginning Piano Class1
MUSC 102Beginning Piano Class1
MUSA 139Half-Hour Lesson (Piano )1
MUSA 140Half-Hour Lesson (Piano )1
MUSA 239Half-Hour Lesson (Piano )1
MUSA 240Half-Hour Lesson (Piano )1
Select two Music History elective courses from the following:6
History of Jazz
Modern Music
Music in the Baroque Era
Music in the Classical Era
Music in the Romantic Era
MUSC 345Diction for Singers1
MUSC 346Diction for Singers1
Piano Proficiency Exam 0
Concert Choir4
Opera Workshop 1
Small Vocal Ensemble +3
Total Hours52

Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, or Guitar Concentration

MUSA 151-352 Applied Lessons18
MUSA 451Hour Lesson3
MUSA 452Hour Lesson3
Select three Music History Electives from the following:9
History of Jazz
Modern Music
Music in the Baroque Era
Music in the Classical Era
Music in the Romantic Era
MUSC 424Orchestration2
Ensemble +6-8
Recital Attendance (Blue Card Requirements) ++
Total Hours41-43

*

Foreign Language other than that used to satisfy lower division General Education (French, German or Italian strongly recommended).

+

Students are required to earn credits through participating in ensembles appropriate to their specialties. Instrumental and voice majors will be required to participate in four semesters of large ensemble and four semesters of small ensemble. Keyboard majors will have a six semester requirement, of which two must be in large ensemble and two in small ensemble.

Large ensembles include: symphony band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, concert choir and guitar ensemble.

Small ensembles include: Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, opera workshop, jazz choir and jazz, brass, percussion, guitar, string, woodwind, or piano ensemble.

++

PLEASE NOTE: All music performance majors are required to attend 60 Blue Card events in order to be eligible for graduation. These department-approved events are posted each semester. Eight of the 60 Blue Cards required for graduation must be Diehn Series concerts.  Students may not graduate without fulfilling this requirement.  It is strongly recommended that a student attend a minimum of two Diehn concerts per year to meet this goal.


Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Minor, 12-24 hours; also second degree or second major
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor, 12 hours specified by the department, 3 of which may be in the major area of study
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Arts and Letters or from the Social Science Component within the College of Arts and Letters that are not required by the major (6 hours).

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120-130 credit hours depending on the concentration, which must include both a minimum of 30-33 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Bachelor of Music—Music Industry Major

Louis Steven Latham, Program Advisor

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematics3
Language and Culture (see departmental requirements)0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity (select one of the following)3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Visual Communication
Film Appreciation
Film Appreciation
Dance and Its Audience
The Theatre Experience
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology **
Human Behavior***
Principles of Microeconomics
Total Hours35-41

 

*

 Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring major

**

 Satisfied in the major with MUSC 335T

***

Satisfied in the major with ECON 202S

Departmental Requirements

MUSC 101Beginning Piano Class1
MUSC 102Beginning Piano Class1
MUSC 221Music Theory (I) *3
MUSC 222Music Theory (II) *3
MUSC 223Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 224Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 261Music Literature Survey (I) **1
MUSC 262Music Literature Survey (II) **1
MUSC 321Advanced Theory (I) *2
MUSC 322Advanced Theory (II) **2
MUSC 323Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 324Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation **1
MUSC 361History of Music **3
MUSC 362WHistory of Music (must obtain a grade C or better)3
Performance Requirements
MUSA 141Hour Lesson2
MUSA 142Hour Lesson2
MUSA 241Hour Lesson2
MUSA 242Hour Lesson2
Large or Small Ensemble4
Music Industry Requirements
MUSC 113Music Industry: Live Audio Engineering3
MUSC 115Introduction to Pro Tools3
MUSC 116Essentials of Pro Tools3
MUSC 215ProTools Production3
MUSC 216Music Production Techniques3
MUSC 269Music Industry: Practicum1
MUSC 333Music Business3
MUSC 335TMusic Production: MIDI I3
MUSC 336Electronic Music3
MUSC 368Music Industry Internship3
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 202SPrinciples of Microeconomics3
MGMT 325Contemporary Organizations and Management3
COMM 441The Music Industry and Communication3
Music Industry Elective (select one of the following)3
Popular Songwriting Techniques
Music Notation
Vocal Arranging
Music Production: MIDI II
Radio
Entrepreneurship: New Ventures Creation
Or other approved 300/400 level course
Recital Attendance (Blue Card Requirements) ***
Total Hours79

 

*

 Students must earn a C or better in these courses.

**

 Students must earn a grade of C- or better in these courses.

***

 PLEASE NOTE: All majors are required to attend 60 Blue Card events in order to be eligible for graduation. These department-approved events are posted each semester. Eight of the 60 Blue Cards required for graduation must be Diehn Series concerts.  Students may not graduate without fulfilling this requirement.  It is strongly recommended that a student attend a minimum of two Diehn concerts per year to meet this goal.


Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Minor, 12-24 hours; also second degree or second major.
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor, 12 hours specified by the department, 3 of which may be in the major area of study.
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Arts and Letters or from the Social Science Component within the College of Arts and Letters that are not required by the major (6 hours).

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Bachelor of Arts—Music Major

James Kosnik, Program Advisor

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication *6
Oral Communication 3
Mathematics3
Language and Culture **0-12
Information Literacy and Research3
Select one of the following Human Creativity courses:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Visual Communication
Film Appreciation
Dance and Its Audience
The Theatre Experience
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology ***
Human Behavior3
Total Hours38-50
*

Grade of C required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring major

**

Proficiency in French or German through the 202 level preferred; proficiency is not met by completion
of an associate degree.

***

Satisfied in the major with MUSC 335T

Departmental Requirements

MUSC 221Music Theory (I) *3
MUSC 222Music Theory (II) *3
MUSC 223Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 224Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 261Music Literature Survey (I) **1
MUSC 262Music Literature Survey (II) **1
MUSC 309Principles of Conducting1
MUSC 321Advanced Theory (I) *2
MUSC 322Advanced Theory (I) **2
MUSC 323Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 324Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation **1
MUSC 335TMusic Production: MIDI I (meets impact of technology requirement)3
MUSC 361History of Music **3
MUSC 362WHistory of Music (must obtain a grade of C or better)3
Ensemble ***2
Applied Music (student must perform on an SPH in the final semester of applied)4
Music Elective1
Elective1
Recital Attendance (Blue Card Requirements)
Total Hours34
*

Students must earn a grade of C or better in these courses to advance to the next level.

**

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in these courses.

***

Students are required to earn credits through participating in ensembles appropriate to their specialties. Instrumental and voice and keyboard majors will be required to participate in two ensembles, large or small. Additional credits for participation in ensembles can be used as elective credit.

Large ensembles include: symphony band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, concert choir and guitar ensemble.

Small ensembles include: Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, opera workshop, jazz choir and jazz, brass, percussion, guitar, string, woodwind, or piano ensemble.

Students in the B.A. in music program may choose from the following upper-level (300-400) music courses (18 hours required) or may choose an emphasis area

MUSC 336Electronic Music3
MUSC 337Jazz Improvisation I2
MUSC 338Jazz Improvisation II2
MUSC 410Psychology of Music3
MUSC 413Advanced Choral Conducting2
MUSC 414Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
MUSC 421Counterpoint2
MUSC 422Form and Analysis2
MUSC 424Orchestration2
MUSC 460History of Jazz3
MUSC 466Modern Music3
MUSC 491Music in the Baroque Era3
MUSC 492Music in the Classical Era3
MUSC 494Music in the Romantic Era3

Music History Emphasis Area

MUSC 460History of Jazz3
MUSC 466Modern Music3
MUSC 491Music in the Baroque Era3
MUSC 492Music in the Classical Era3
MUSC 494Music in the Romantic Era3
Music Elective (upper level) *3
Total Hours18

Music Theory Emphasis Area

MUSC 335TMusic Production: MIDI I3
MUSC 337Jazz Improvisation I2
MUSC 421Counterpoint2
MUSC 422Form and Analysis2
MUSC 424Orchestration2
MUSC 466Modern Music3
Music Elective (upper level) *4
Total Hours18

Jazz Emphasis Area

MUSC 335TMusic Production: MIDI I3
MUSC 336Electronic Music3
MUSC 337Jazz Improvisation I2
MUSC 338Jazz Improvisation II2
Select two of the following:2
Jazz Combo
Wind Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 460History of Jazz3
Music Elective (upper level) *3
Recital Attendance (Blue Card Requirements) **
Total Hours18

300 level French or German courses are recommended to fulfill remaining credit hour requirements.

*

Students may choose an ensemble or applied music as an elective in the emphasis areas.

**

PLEASE NOTE: All Bachelor of Arts music majors are required to attend 60 Blue Card events in order to be eligible for graduation. These department-approved events are posted each semester. Eight of the 60 Blue Cards required for graduation must be Diehn Series concerts.  Students may not graduate without fulfilling this requirement.  It is strongly recommended that a student attend a minimum of two Diehn concerts per year to meet this goal.

Elective Credit

Elective credit will be needed to meet the minimum requirement of 120 credit hours.

Upper Division General Education 

  • Option A. Approved Minor, 12-24 hours; also second degree or second major

  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor, 12 hours specified by the department, 3 of which may be in the major area of study

  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure

  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Arts and Letters or from the Social Science Component within the College of Arts and Letters that are not required by the major (6 hours).

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) in the major course with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Bachelor of Music—Music Education Major

Douglas T. Owens, Program Advisor

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication *6
Oral Communication (satisfied in the major)
Mathematics3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Select one of the following Human Creativity courses:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Visual Communication
Film Appreciation
Dance and Its Audience
The Theatre Experience
Interpreting the Past 3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology **
Human Behavior 3
Total Hours35-41
*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring major

**

Satisfied in the major with MUSC 335T

Departmental Requirements

MUSC 221Music Theory (I) *3
MUSC 222Music Theory (II) *3
MUSC 223Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 224Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 261Music Literature Survey (I) **1
MUSC 262Music Literature Survey (II) **1
MUSC 309Principles of Conducting1
MUSC 321Advanced Theory (I) *2
MUSC 322Advanced Theory (II) **2
MUSC 323Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation *1
MUSC 324Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation **1
MUSC 335TMusic Production: MIDI I (satisfies impact of technology requirement)3
MUSC 361History of Music **3
MUSC 362WHistory of Music (must obtain a grade of C or better)3
Total Hours26
*

Students must earn a grade of C or better in these courses to advance to the next level.

**

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in these courses.

Students must select one of the following concentrations:

Instrumental Concentration 

MUSC 101Beginning Piano Class (I)1
MUSC 102Beginning Piano Class (II)1
MUSC 107Beginning Voice Class (I)1
MUSC 301Music Education: High Brass Class (Trumpet)1
MUSC 302Music Education: Low Brass Class1
MUSC 303Music Education: Clarinet Class1
MUSC 304Music Education: Woodwind Class1
MUSC 305Music Education: Upper Strings Class1
MUSC 306Music Education: Lower Strings Class1
MUSC 307Music Education: Percussion Class1
MUSC 414Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
MUSC 426Marching Band Techniques and Arranging (woodwind, brass and percussion. String students should take MUSC 424 Orchestration)2
Small Instrumental Ensemble (two semesters)2
Large Instrumental Ensemble (five semesters) *5
Applied Music Primary Performance Area - MUSA 141-441 **14
Completion of half-hour senior recital required
Total Hours35
*

Woodwind, brass, and percussion majors must elect band as their large ensemble; string majors must elect orchestra.  In addition, woodwind, brass and percussion majors are required to complete one semester of Marching Band, MUSC 390 (counted toward small ensemble credit).

**

At least two credits must be at the 400-level.

Voice, Keyboard or Guitar Concentration (Guitarists must select all courses in the Voice or Guitar Emphasis and the Keyboard or Guitar Emphasis, listed below) 

MUSC 345Diction for Singers (I)1
MUSC 346Diction for Singers (II)1
MUSC 409Music Education: Instrumental Techniques1
MUSC 413Advanced Choral Conducting2
MUSC 425Vocal Arranging (if not offered, 424 or 426 can be substituted)2
Applied Music Requirement - MUSA 141-441 *14
Ensemble
Concert Choir (five semesters)5
Small Vocal Ensemble (2 semesters) **2
Total Hours28
*

Fourteen credit hours of the primary performance area, at least two of which must be at the 400-level, are required. Successful completion of a half-hour recital.

**

Guitarists may choose guitar ensembles in lieu of small vocal ensemble.

Voice or Guitar Emphasis 

MUSC 101Beginning Piano Class (I)1
MUSC 102Beginning Piano Class (II)1
MUSA 139Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
MUSA 140Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
MUSA 239Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
MUSA 240Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
Piano Proficiency exam and Voice Proficiency exam required
Total Hours6

Keyboard or Guitar Emphasis 

MUSC 107Beginning Voice Class (I)1
MUSA 139Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
MUSA 140Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
MUSA 239Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
MUSA 240Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
MUSA 240Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
Piano and Voice Proficiency exam required
Recital Attendance (Blue Card Requirement) *
Total Hours6
*

 PLEASE NOTE: All Bachelor of Music Education majors are required to attend 50 Blue Card events in order to be eligible for graduation. These department-approved events are posted each semester. Eight of the 50 Blue Cards required for graduation must be Diehn Series concerts.  Students may not graduate without fulfilling this requirement.  It is strongly recommended that a student attend a minimum of two Diehn concerts per year to meet this goal.

License in Music Education

Admission

All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved music education program. Students must meet the required criteria for admission by passing the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments and earn the minimum required grade point averages (GPA).

Prescribed Virginia Board of Education Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program

Old Dominion University students seeking admission to an approved teacher education program must satisfy the Virginia Board of Education Required Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program. This requirement can be satisfied by meeting a passing score in one of the selected criteria below:

  1. Passing PRAXIS I composite score of 532 by December 31, 2013; or
  2. Passing PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Tests beginning January 1, 2014:
    Reading Score of 156, Writing Score of 162, and Mathematics Score of 150; or
  3. Approved substitute test scores:
    1. SAT score of 1000 with at least 450 verbal and 510 mathematics taken prior to April 1, 1995; or
    2. SAT score of 1100 with at least 530 verbal and 530 mathematics taken after April 1, 1995; or
    3. ACT composite score of 21 with ACT mathematics score of at least 21, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 37, taken prior to April 1, 1995; or
    4. ACT composite score of 24 with ACT mathematics score of at least 22, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 46, taken after April 1, 1995; or
    5. PRAXIS I Math test score of 178 by December 31, 2013 and a composite Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (hereafter referred to as the VCLA) score of 470; or
    6. PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Mathematics test score of 150 beginning January 1, 2014 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    7. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 510 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    8. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 530 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    9. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 21 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    10. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 22 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470.
      Note:  ACT scores taken prior to 1989 are not valid.

For the most current information on the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment, visit the Teacher Education Services website, http://www.odu.edu/tes and review the Teacher Education Handbook.

Required grade point averages (GPA)

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.
  • A major/content GPA of 2.75 is required – A grade of C or better is required in MUSC 362W.  All other Music courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.
  • A professional education GPA of 2.75 is required –  All professional education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, students must be admitted into the approved music education program prior to enrolling in any instructional strategies practicum education course. Students must also meet with an education advisor in the Office of Teacher Education Services.

Continuance

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, a major/content GPA of 2.75 and a professional education GPA of 2.75. A grade of C or better is required in MUSC 362W; all other music courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. The remaining courses required for the major and in the professional education core must be completed with a grade of C- or higher for continuance. A professional education GPA of 2.75 is required for continuance. Students must take and pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) and the PRAXIS II Music content knowledge examination prior to or while enrolled in the secondary music education practicum course. All assessments must be passed prior to the start of the Teacher Candidate Internship Orientation session.

Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments:

  • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) – a passing composite score of 470 is required on this reading and writing assessment.
  • PRAXIS II Music: Content Knowledge (test code 5113- computer version) – passing score of 160 is required for MUSC 404 or MUSC 408

To review more information on the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments, visit the Teacher Education Services website, www.odu.edu/tes.

Graduation

Requirements for graduation include completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better; completion of the Senior Assessment; a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA in the major area and in the professional education core with no grade less than a C- in the major/content and the professional education core; successful completion of the Teacher Candidate Internship, and a minimum of 128 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 32 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University.

Due to changing University requirements, national accreditation standards, and the Virginia Board of Education licensure regulations, the teacher education programs in the College of Arts and Letters are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in this Catalog. Students are encouraged to obtain current program information from their advisors and from the Teacher Education Services website at www.odu.edu/tes.

The voice concentration requires passage of a voice proficiency examination and a piano proficiency examination before a student is eligible for Teacher Candidate Internship.

The professional education core courses and requirements are as follows:

TLED 301Foundations and Introduction to Assessment of Education3
TLED 360Classroom Management and Discipline2
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 485Teacher Candidate Internship12
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 406Students with Diverse Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom3
Total Hours26
Vocal, Keyboard, or Guitar
MUSC 401Music Education: Elementary Vocal and General Methods2
MUSC 402Music Education: Practicum (Elementary Vocal and General)1
MUSC 403Music Education: Secondary Vocal Methods2
MUSC 404Music Education: Practicum (Secondary Vocal) *1
Total Hours6
OR Instrumental
MUSC 401Music Education: Elementary Vocal and General Methods2
MUSC 402Music Education: Practicum (Elementary Vocal and General)1
MUSC 407Music Education: Secondary Instrumental Methods2
MUSC 408Music Education: Practicum (Secondary Instrumental) *1
Total Hours6
*

Passing score of 160-PRAXIS II Music Content Knowledge required for MUSC 404

*

Passing score of 160-PRAXIS II Music Content Knowledge required for MUSC 408

Upper Level General Education

Satisfied through the professional education sequence.

Dual Certification–Fifth Year Program

It is possible to receive dual certification (in both instrumental and vocal music education) by completing an additional year of study. The additional course requirements are listed below. The student teaching experience in this program will be a half semester of vocal teaching and a half semester of instrumental teaching. Students interested in dual certification should be advised by the department's music education specialist as early in their degree program as possible.

Instrumental

For those students who have begun the program with an instrumental concentration (as described above) and need to add the vocal component of the five-year program, the following additional courses are required:

MUSA 139Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
MUSA 140Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
MUSA 239Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
MUSA 240Half-Hour Lesson (Piano)1
Piano Proficiency exam required
MUSA 139Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
MUSA 140Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
MUSA 239Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
MUSA 240Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
MUSA 240Half-Hour Lesson (Voice)1
MUSC 381+Concert Choir1
Voice Proficiency exam required
MUSC 403Music Education: Secondary Vocal Methods2
MUSC 404Music Education: Practicum (Secondary Vocal)1
MUSC 413Advanced Choral Conducting2
Total Hours15

The student must also pass a voice proficiency examination and a piano proficiency examination prior to student teaching.

Vocal

For those students who have begun the program with a voice, keyboard, or guitar concentration (as described above) and need to add the instrumental component of the five-year program, the following additional courses are required:

MUSC 301Music Education: High Brass Class1
MUSC 302Music Education: Low Brass Class1
MUSC 303Music Education: Clarinet Class1
MUSC 304Music Education: Woodwind Class1
MUSC 305Music Education: Upper Strings Class1
MUSC 306Music Education: Lower Strings Class1
MUSC 307Music Education: Percussion Class1
MUSC 407Music Education: Secondary Instrumental Methods2
MUSC 408Music Education: Practicum (Secondary Instrumental)1
MUSC 414Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
MUSC 380Symphony Band1
or
Wind Ensemble
or
Symphony Orchestra
Total Hours13

Ensemble Options for Bachelor of Music and Music B.A. Majors

Each degree program has specific ensemble requirements, which are listed under the course requirements above.

For the purposes of fulfilling large ensemble requirements, students may use only symphony band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, guitar ensemble, or concert choir.

For the purposes of fulfilling small ensemble requirements, students may use only Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, string ensemble, woodwind ensemble, opera workshop, piano ensemble, jazz choir, or guitar ensemble.

Numerous other ensembles are offered for credit, including tuba-euphonium ensemble, Athletic Bands, Jazz Combo, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet, String Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Barbershop Quartet, Beauty Shop Quartet, and other vocal chamber ensembles.

These ensembles are put together when instrumentation allows, and each group is coached by a faculty member. Students should be aware of the necessity for ensemble diversity, and are encouraged to participate in as many different ensembles as their schedules and advisors will allow.

Applied Lesson Continuance Policy

If a student fails two semesters of applied lessons, he or she will be required to re-audition for applied placement and may be advised to choose another degree program that does not require applied lessons. If a student has five or more unexcused absences in one semester, he or she will receive an F for that semester in applied.

Minors in Music

Music History

1. For a minor in music history, the student must complete 12 hours at the 300/400 level.  Prerequisites for the minor (not included in the grade point average) are MUSC 221, MUSC 222, MUSC 264A or MUSC 261, and MUSC 262. Requirements for the minor are 

MUSC 361History of Music3
MUSC 362WHistory of Music3
MUSC 460History of Jazz3
400-level music history3
Music Composition

2. For a minor in composition, the student must complete 12 hours at the 300/400 level. Prerequisites for the minor (not included in the grade point average) are MUSC 221 and MUSC 222. Requirements for the minor are

MUSC 335TMusic Production: MIDI I3
MUSA 339Hour Lesson - Applied Composition2
MUSA 340Hour Lesson - Applied Composition2
MUSA 439Hour Lesson - Applied Composition2
MUSA 440Hour Lesson - Applied Composition2
One additional hour of upper-division music courses1
Music Performance

3. For a minor in one of the several areas of music performance, the student must complete 12 hours at the 300/400 level.  STUDENTS MUST AUDITION FOR PLACEMENT AND START LESSONS THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE FRESHMAN YEAR.  (Transfer students should audition as well for placement.)  Prerequisites for the minor (not included in the grade point average) are MUSA 141, MUSA 142, MUSA 241, and MUSA 242.  Requirements for the minor are 

MUSA 341Hour Lesson2
MUSA 342Hour Lesson2
MUSA 441Hour Lesson2
MUSA 442Hour Lesson2
Four additional hours of upper-division music courses4
Vocal Performance minors must take the following:
MUSC 345Diction for Singers1
MUSC 346Diction for Singers1

4.  All music minors are required to attend 24 Blue Card events in order to be eligible for graduation. These department-approved events are posted each semester. Four of the 24 Blue Cards required for graduation must be Diehn Series concerts.  Students may not graduate without fulfilling this requirement.  It is strongly recommended that a student attend at least one Diehn concert a year to meet this goal.

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Placement Examinations in Music

All applicants for music curricula that require applied lessons are required to satisfy auditions in their major performance areas prior to approval for admission to these curricula.  PLEASE NOTE:  If placed in a half-hour applied lesson, students MUST audition again for placement into an hour lesson (i.e., 140 to 141).

Students transferring into the Department of Music are required to take placement examinations in theory and ear training and in any applied area, including voice or piano class, in which they wish to transfer credit.

Application must be made to the chair of the Department of Music for details and dates of placement examinations and auditions for performing organizations.

Student Handbook

All music majors and minors are strongly encouraged to consult the Student Handbook for further information regarding juries, blue cards, Student Performance Hour and General Student Recital requirements, etc. This handbook may be found online at the website for the Department of Music.

Accompanying

All keyboard students are expected to accompany at least once a semester on a General Student Recital, Performance Session, or Applied Music Jury Examination after they have attained the Applied Music numbering of 241 and above or 251 and above, and after they have studied keyboard at Old Dominion University for a minimum of one semester.

Financial Aid

Scholarships equal to as much as full in-state tuition are available for talented students who perform in ensembles. Refer to the Scholarships section of this Catalog for more information. 

MUSIC, APPLIED Courses

MUSA 139. Half-Hour Lesson. 1 Credit.

Applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of the faculty.

MUSA 140. Half-Hour Lesson. 1 Credit.

Half-hour applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of the faculty and MUSA 139.

MUSA 141. Hour Lesson. 2 Credits.

One hour applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 142. Hour Lesson. 2 Credits.

One hour applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 151. One Hour Lesson. 3 Credits.

One hour performance level applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 152. Hour Lesson. 3 Credits.

One hour applied lesson performance level. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 232. Hour Lesson - Applied Composition. 3 Credits.

One hour lesson in composition. Prerequisites: MUSC 222.

MUSA 239. Half-Hour Lesson. 1 Credit.

One half-hour applied lesson. Prerequisites: MUSA 140 and permission of the faculty.

MUSA 240. Half-Hour Lesson. 1 Credit.

One half-hour applied lesson. Prerequisites: MUSA 239 and permission of the faculty.

MUSA 241. Hour Lesson. 2 Credits.

One hour applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 242. Hour Lesson. 2 Credits.

One hour applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 251. Hour Lesson. 3 Credits.

One hour performance level applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 252. Hour Lesson. 3 Credits.

One hour performance level lesson Completion of this level requires a half hour public recital for instrumental area students. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 331. Hour Lesson - Applied Composition. 3 Credits.

One hour composition lesson. Original work in composition starting with the smaller forms in both the vocal and the instrumental fields. At least one 10-minute lecture-performance at Student Performance Hours or an equivalent thereof is required. Prerequisites: MUSA 232.

MUSA 332. Hour Lesson - Applied Composition. 3 Credits.

One hour composition lesson. Original work in composition starting with the smaller forms in both the vocal and the instrumental fields. At least one 10-minute lecture-performance at Student Performance Hours or an equivalent thereof is required. Prerequisites: MUSA 331.

MUSA 339. Hour Lesson - Applied Composition. 2 Credits.

Hour lesson in composition for minors and non-majors. Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

MUSA 340. Hour Lesson - Applied Composition. 2 Credits.

Hour lesson in composition for minors and non-majors. Prerequisites: MUSA 240 and permission of faculty.

MUSA 341. Hour Lesson. 2 Credits.

One hour lesson per week. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 342. Hour Lesson. 2 Credits.

One hour applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 351. Hour Lesson. 3 Credits.

One hour performance level applied lesson. Successful completion of a half hour recital is also required for vocal students only. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 352. Hour Lesson. 3 Credits.

One hour performance level applied lesson. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 431. Hour Lesson - Applied Composition. 3 Credits.

One hour composition lesson. Original composition in larger forms. One or more lecture-performances at Student Performance Hours or equivalents thereof are required. Prerequisites: MUSA 332.

MUSA 432. Hour Lesson - Applied Composition. 3 Credits.

One hour composition lesson. Original composition in larger forms. Prerequisites: MUSA 431.

MUSA 439. Hour Lesson - Applied Composition. 2 Credits.

One hour composition lesson for minors and non-majors. Prerequisites: MUSA 340 and permission of faculty.

MUSA 440. Hour Lesson - Applied Composition. 2 Credits.

One hour composition lesson for minors and non-majors. Prerequisites: MUSA 439 and permission of faculty.

MUSA 441. Hour Lesson. 2 Credits.

One hour applied lesson. Satisfaction of a degree requirement on this level includes successful performance of a one-half hour private or, at faculty discretion, public recital. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 442. Hour Lesson. 2 Credits.

One hour applied lesson. Satisfaction of a degree requirement on this level includes successful performance of a one-half hour private or, at faculty discretion, public recital. Numbers may be repeated. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 445. Advanced Electronic Composition I. 2 Credits.

This course is designated only for music majors and/or minors. Music hardware and software to be studied includes, but is not limited to: K2500 Mackie 1604 VLZ 2 pro, Opcode MIDI 96 and Digital. Prerequisites: MUSC 335T and MUSC 336 or equivalent experience.

MUSA 446. Advanced Electronic Composition II. 2 Credits.

This course is designated for music majors and and/or minors. Music hardware and software to be studied includes, but is not limited to: K2500, Sound Designer, Oro Tools, and Finale. The participants are expected to compose a medium-length work (at least 4-5 minutes) using the above equipment. Grading is based on the knowledge of the electronic equipment and the quality of composing. Prerequisites: MUSA 445.

MUSA 451. Hour Lesson. 3 Credits.

One hour performance level lesson. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSA 452. Hour Lesson. 3 Credits.

One hour performance level lesson. Completion of this level includes successful performance of a one-hour public recital. Prerequisites: permission of faculty.

MUSIC Courses

MUSC 101. Beginning Piano Class. 1 Credit.

Introduction, practical training, and development of basic piano skills, including the playing of scales, arpeggios, chords, and simple songs; sight reading, transposition, harmonization of melodies, and improvisation. (For music majors only) Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

MUSC 102. Beginning Piano Class. 1 Credit.

Introduction, practical training, and development of basic piano skills, including the playing of scales, arpeggios, chords, and simple songs; sight reading, transposition, harmonization of melodies, and improvisation. (For music majors only) Prerequisites: MUSC 101 and permission of instructor.

MUSC 107. Beginning Voice Class. 1 Credit.

Introduction, practical training, and development of basic singing skills.

MUSC 113. Music Industry: Live Audio Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course covers fundamentals of live audio engineering, rudimentary acoustics, auditory perception and psychoacoustical concepts. Students will learn to assemble sound reinforcement systems for small and large ensembles and examine how sound is perceived by the human ear. Topics such as signal flow, cabling, mixing, busing and monitoring will be addressed.

MUSC 115. Introduction to Pro Tools. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce students to the most widely used digital audio workstation in the professional audio industry. Topics include basic of digital audio theory, system configuration, file structure and organization, recording and editing audio and MIDI data as well as post-production video. Prerequisites: MUSC 113.

MUSC 116. Essentials of Pro Tools. 3 Credits.

Expanding of the skills learned in MUSC 115, this course focuses on the core concepts and skills required to successfully operate Pro Tools LE systems. Students will explore various I/O setups, controller options, session management techniques, recording and editing approaches as well as automation and mixing methods. Prerequisites: MUSC 115.

MUSC 121. Basic Musicianship. 3 Credits.

Provides the knowledge of and skills in music theory fundamentals necessary for music majors, minors, and non majors to prepare for upper levels of music theory.

MUSC 126A. Honors: Music in History and Culture. 3 Credits.

A survey of major composers and their works in the historical context of different style periods, including a discussion of the central philosophical and cultural issues of each period. Students will be required to attend at least three musical events and turn in written critiques. Prerequisites: honors college students only.

MUSC 215. ProTools Production. 3 Credits.

This course concentrates on building the basic skills required to successfully operate ProTools HD systems in a professional environment. Students will explore various components of an HD system, session management techniques, selection and editing procedures as well as automation and mixing processes. Prerequisites: MUSC 116.

MUSC 216. Music Production Techniques. 3 Credits.

This is the final course in a four-part sequence and prepares the student for Pro Tools Operator certification in music. Students will investigate various workflows, tracking and overdubbing techniques, virtual instruments, professional editing techniques as well as advanced automation and mixing processes. Prerequisites: MUSC 215.

MUSC 221. Music Theory. 3 Credits.

Written and keyboard harmony and voice leading. An elementary course dealing with the fundamentals of pitch and time and the use of triads. Prerequisites: placement test or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 222. Music Theory. 3 Credits.

Written and keyboard harmony. An elementary course dealing with the fundamentals of pitch and time and the use of triads. Prerequisites: MUSC 221, music major or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 223. Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation. 1 Credit.

Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation; singing, recognition, and writing of various intervals and triads. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 221 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 224. Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation. 1 Credit.

Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation; singing, recognition, and writing of various intervals and triads. Prerequisites: MUSC 223 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 225. Live Audio Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course covers fundamentals of live audio engineering, rudimentary acoustics, auditory perception and psychoacoustical concepts. Students will learn to assemble sound reinforcement systems for small and large ensembles and examine how sound is perceived by the human ear. Topics such as signal flow, cabling, mixing, busing and monitoring will be addressed.

MUSC 261. Music Literature Survey. 1 Credit.

Required for music majors. Available to qualified nonmajors. A technical study of music from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century. Listening to recordings and attending live concerts are required.

MUSC 262. Music Literature Survey. 1 Credit.

Required for music majors. Available to qualified nonmajors. A technical study of music from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century, as well as music from non-Western cultures. Listening to recordings and attending live concerts are required.

MUSC 264A. Music in History and Culture. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to be an introduction to the appreciation and understanding of music through music listening activities and a survey of music history. Basic principles and elements of music are discussed in relation to contexts within a variety of musical styles including classical, jazz, popular, and world music. Regular and repeated listening is an important part of the course in addition to required concert attendance.

MUSC 269. Music Industry: Practicum. 1 Credit.

Supervised co-curricular music industry activities. Students may receive one credit hour per semester. Prerequisites: MUSC 113.

MUSC 295. Topics. 1-3 Credits.

Special topics.

MUSC 301. Music Education: High Brass Class. 1 Credit.

Required of all instrumental music education students. Designed to develop basic skills of playing and teaching the trumpet and French horn. (offered Fall, odd years) Prerequisites: students must display the ability to read music; open to music education majors only; required of all instrumental music education students.

MUSC 302. Music Education: Low Brass Class. 1 Credit.

Designed to develop basic skills of playing and teaching trombone, euphonium, and tuba. (offered spring, even years) Prerequisites: MUSC 301 or permission of the instructor; required of all instrumental music education students.

MUSC 303. Music Education: Clarinet Class. 1 Credit.

Designed to develop basic skills of playing and teaching the clarinet, which serves as a foundation for the other woodwind instruments. (offered fall, even years). Prerequisites: Required of all instrumental music education students.

MUSC 304. Music Education: Woodwind Class. 1 Credit.

Designed to develop basic skills of playing and teaching flute, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone. (offered spring, odd years) Prerequisites: Required of all instrumental music education students.

MUSC 305. Music Education: Upper Strings Class. 1 Credit.

Prerequisites: Required of all instrumental music education students. Designed to develop basic skills of playing and teaching the violin and viola and to evaluate instructional materials used with these instruments. (offered fall, even years).

MUSC 306. Music Education: Lower Strings Class. 1 Credit.

The course is designed to develop basic skills of playing and teaching cello and string bass and to evaluate instructional materials used with these instruments. Introduces heterogeneous teaching and rehearsal techniques using all four stringed instruments. (offered spring, odd years) Prerequisites: MUSC 305; required of all instrumental music education students.

MUSC 307. Music Education: Percussion Class. 1 Credit.

Class lessons on all percussion instruments and the study of teaching methods for these instruments. (offered fall, odd years) Prerequisites: Required of all instrumental music education students.

MUSC 308. Music Education: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher. 3 Credits.

Students gain skills and experience related to the use of music in elementary school. Prerequisites: junior standing.

MUSC 309. Principles of Conducting. 1 Credit.

The development of basic skills and techniques necessary for conducting choral and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisites: MUSC 224, MUSC 322, or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 316. Popular Songwriting Techniques. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the craft of songwriting. Covering contemporary song forms, techniques of lyric and melody writing as well as popular harmony and analysis, the course prepares students to write hit songs. Students will learn how to effectively demo their own songs, successfully collaborate, write jingles and copyright their own material. Prerequisites: MUSC 222.

MUSC 321. Advanced Theory. 2 Credits.

A continuation of MUSC 222; written and keyboard work introducing modulation, seventh chords, and chromatic harmony. Prerequisites: MUSC 222, placement test, or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 322. Advanced Theory. 2 Credits.

A continuation of MUSC 321; written and keyboard work introducing advanced modulation, extended chordal structures, advanced chromatic harmony, a basic look at compositional techniques and form and analysis, and selected 20th century techniques. Prerequisites: MUSC 321 or placement test.

MUSC 323. Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation. 1 Credit.

A continuation of MUSC 224: written and keyboard work introducing modulation, seventh chords and chromatic harmony. Prerequisites: MUSC 224 or permission of instructor. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 321.

MUSC 324. Advanced Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation. 1 Credit.

A continuation of MUSC 323; written and keyboard work introducing modulation, seventh chords and chromatic harmony. Prerequisites: MUSC 323 or permission of the instructor. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 322.

MUSC 333. Music Business. 3 Credits.

An overview of the professional structure, standards, and practices of the music entertainment industry and its application to record product and individual career development. Prerequisites: MUSC 269 and junior standing, or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 335T. Music Production: MIDI I. 3 Credits.

This course will introduce students to MIDI technology with an emphasis on sequencing and editing techniques and music notation skills. Prerequisites: music major, IDS major, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 336. Electronic Music. 3 Credits.

This introductory course is designed to give students a historical overview of mechanical and electronic music through topical study and listening examples. Additionally, students will create their own electronic music compositions using analog, digital and virtual hardware/software. Prerequisites: music major, IDS major, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 337. Jazz Improvisation I. 2 Credits.

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of Jazz improvisation, including harmonic and melodic implications. Prerequisites: MUSC 221 or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 338. Jazz Improvisation II. 2 Credits.

This course is a continuation of MUSC 337, and will delve further into more advanced techniques used in Jazz improvisation. Prerequisites: MUSC 337 or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 345. Diction for Singers. 1 Credit.

An introductory course dealing with correct principles of effective diction essential to the singing of English and Italian songs. (offered every fall) Prerequisite: vocal music major or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 346. Diction for Singers. 1 Credit.

An introductory course dealing with correct principles of effective diction essential to the singing of German and French songs. (offered every spring) Prerequisite: MUSC 345.

MUSC 350. Music Notation. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of music notation through exploring the history of music engraving practices, hands-on experience writing music manuscript (hand-written) and the use of modern notation software (Finale, Sibelius, etc.) with MIDI implementation. Prerequisite: MUSC 221.

MUSC 361. History of Music. 3 Credits.

A general survey of the growth of music showing the influence of historical events upon musical developments. Prerequisites: MUSC 264A, or MUSC 261 and MUSC 262, and MUSC 222, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 362W. History of Music. 3 Credits.

A general survey of the growth of music showing the influence of historical events upon musical development. (This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C; MUSC 261 and MUSC 262 or MUSC 264A or MUSC 126A, and MUSC 222 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 368. Music Industry Internship. 3 Credits.

An opportunity to integrate service and applied learning experience with music industry perspectives. Prerequisites: MUSC 269.

MUSC 370. Jazz Combo. 1 Credit.

This ensemble will explore Jazz literature, focusing primarily on the small group format. Previous experience with improvisation is necessary for all participants. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

MUSC 371+. Ensemble. 1 Credit.

Three rehearsal periods per week. Prerequisites: by audition only, or permission of instructor; must have a significant background in performing.

MUSC 372+. Ensemble. 1 Credit.

Three rehearsal periods per week. Prerequisites: by audition only, or permission of instructor; must have a significant background in performing.

MUSC 377. Extracurricular Studies. 1-6 Credits.

Extracurricular activities may be approved for credit based on objectives, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the student prior to the semester in which the activity is to take place. Credit is subject to review by the provost. Prerequisites: approval by the department and the dean, in accordance with the policy on granting credit for extracurricular activities.

MUSC 378. Extracurricular Studies. 1-6 Credits.

Extracurricular activities may be approved for credit based on objectives, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the student prior to the semester in which the activity is to take place. Credit is subject to review by the provost. Prerequisites: approval by the department and the dean, in accordance with the policy on granting credit for extracurricular activities.

MUSC 380. Symphony Band. 1 Credit.

Open to all university students. Symphony band is a large ensemble for woodwind, brass and percussion players. Students will participate in rehearsals and concerts. Prerequisites: Students must successfully perform on a standard concert band instrument or concert percussion, be able to read music, and permission of the instructor.

MUSC 381+. Concert Choir. 1 Credit.

Participation in rehearsals and public performances of the Concert Choir. Prerequisites: ability to read music; audition required.

MUSC 382+. Wind Ensemble. 1 Credit.

3 rehearsal periods per week. Participation in rehearsals and public performances of the band. Prerequisite: ability to read music and/or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 383+. Symphony Orchestra. 1 Credit.

Rehearsals 3 days per week and dress rehearsals TBA. Participation in rehearsals and public performances of the University Symphony Orchestra. Prerequisite: by audition or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 384+. Jazz Ensemble. 1 Credit.

This instrumental group will explore and perform standard jazz literature for the Big Band. Prerequisites: ability to read music and permission of the instructor.

MUSC 385+. Basketball Band. 1 Credit.

Basketball band performs at all home Men's and Women's basketball games and selected tournament performances. Prerequisites: ability to read music and/or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 386+. New Dominions. 1 Credit.

Vocal jazz ensemble, performing standard jazz choir literature. Prerequisites: ability to read music and permission of the instructor.

MUSC 387+. Collegium Musicum. 1 Credit.

Early music instrumental ensemble. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

MUSC 388+. Madrigal Singers. 1 Credit.

Small vocal ensemble focusing on a cappella classical music. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

MUSC 389+. Brass Choir. 1 Credit.

Brass Ensemble consisting of trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums, and tubas. Performing works written for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop, and show music. Prerequisites: ability to read music and/or permission of the instructor; audition required.

MUSC 390. Marching Band. 1 Credit.

Marching band will meet only during the fall semester and perform at all home and some away football games and other selected events. Students will participate in rehearsals and performances. Prerequisites: Successful playing audition, the ability to read music and permission of the instructor; students accepted to participate must attend summer training camp prior to classes beginning in the fall.

MUSC 395. Topics in Music. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics designed for nonmajors, or for credit within a major. These courses will appear in the course schedule. Course descriptions and prerequisites for each course may be found in information distributed to all academic advisors. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 396. Topics in Music. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics designed for nonmajors, or for credit within a major. These courses will appear in the course schedule. Course descriptions and prerequisites for each course may be found in information distributed to all academic advisors. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 397. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Music. 1-3 Credits.

Independent reading and study on a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate. Prerequisites: junior standing and approval of the department chair.

MUSC 398. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Music. 1-3 Credits.

Independent reading and study on a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate. Prerequisites: junior standing and approval of the department chair.

MUSC 401. Music Education: Elementary Vocal and General Methods. 2 Credits.

Required prior to student teaching for all students in music education. Focuses on materials and methods of vocal and general instruction for elementary music classrooms. (offered fall semesters) Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 402.

MUSC 402. Music Education: Practicum (Elementary Vocal and General). 1 Credit.

Required prior to student teaching for all students in music education. Enables students to observe master classroom teachers and to test accumulated teaching practices in elementary school vocal and general classroom settings. 20 hours of music classroom observation required (offered fall semesters) (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290; admission into Teacher Preparation program required. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 401.

MUSC 403. Music Education: Secondary Vocal Methods. 2 Credits.

Required prior to student teaching for all students in music education with voice, keyboard or guitar concentration. Focuses on methods of vocal instruction, materials and rehearsal methods for secondary vocal classroom settings. (offered spring semesters) Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 404.

MUSC 404. Music Education: Practicum (Secondary Vocal). 1 Credit.

Required prior to student teaching for all students in music education with voice, keyboard or guitar concentration. Enables students to observe master teachers and to test accumulated teaching practices in secondary school vocal classroom settings. 20 hours of observation required. Passing score of 160 on the Praxis II Music Content Knowledge Examination and passing scores on the VCLA are requirements of this course. (offered spring semesters) (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290; admission into Teacher Preparation program required. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 403.

MUSC 407. Music Education: Secondary Instrumental Methods. 2 Credits.

Required prior to student teaching for all students in music education with instrumental music concentration. Focuses on methods of instruction, materials and rehearsal methods for secondary instrumental classrooms. (offered spring semesters) Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 408.

MUSC 408. Music Education: Practicum (Secondary Instrumental). 1 Credit.

Required prior to student teaching for all students in music education with instrumental music concentration. Enables students to observe master teachers and to test accumulated teaching practices in secondary school instrumental classrooms. Passing score of 160 on the Praxis II Music Content Knowledge Examination and passing scores on the VCLA are requirements of this course. (offered spring semesters) (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: TLED 301 or TLED 290; admission into Teacher Preparation program required. Pre- or corequisite: MUSC 407.

MUSC 409. Music Education: Instrumental Techniques. 1 Credit.

Required prior to student teaching for all students in music education with vocal, keyboard and guitar concentration. Focuses on development of vocal majors' ability to read instrumental scores; provides vocal majors an understanding of families of instruments. Prerequisites: ability to read music or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 410/510. Psychology of Music. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to assist students in enhancing their understanding of the aesthetic response to music in various settings. Students will learn to integrate their understanding of musical aptitude as it relates to human growth and development. In addition, students will study the psychological implication of personality types as they develop, implement, and assess their pedagogical approach. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.

MUSC 413. Advanced Choral Conducting. 2 Credits.

Course deals with the analysis, interpretation, and conducting of varied choral literature. Prerequisites: MUSC 309.

MUSC 414. Advanced Instrumental Conducting. 2 Credits.

Course deals with the analysis, interpretation, and conducting of varied instrumental literature. Prerequisites: MUSC 309.

MUSC 421. Counterpoint. 2 Credits.

A study of the contrapuntal techniques of sixteenth century composers and their influence upon composers of the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. (offered fall, even years) Prerequisites: MUSC 221.

MUSC 422/522. Form and Analysis. 2 Credits.

Aural analysis study and analysis of the principal traditional musical forms. Stylistic and harmonic analysis as it related to score study will be discussed. (offered spring, even years) Prerequisites: MUSC 322 and MUSC 324 or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 424. Orchestration. 2 Credits.

A study of the range, musical functions, and technical characteristics of the instruments and their color possibilities in various combinations. Practical experience in scoring for small and large ensembles. (offered fall, odd years) Prerequisites: MUSC 321.

MUSC 425. Vocal Arranging. 2 Credits.

This course covers basic arranging techniques for traditional vocal ensembles. Students will develop the ability to reshape pre-existing melodies and chord progressions into successful arrangements for various groups. Prerequisites: MUSC 222.

MUSC 426. Marching Band Techniques and Arranging. 2 Credits.

Students will learn how to chart and arrange music for the marching band. In addition, basic vocal arranging techniques will be discussed. Students will be required to observe different styles of school marching bands. Prerequisites: MUSC 335T or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 435. Music Production: MIDI II. 3 Credits.

This course builds upon the fundamentals experienced in the introductory MIDI course. Topics include: advanced sequencing techniques, looping, editing, data manipulation, patch and control changes through real-time recording, patch editing, storage and retrieval, incorporation of external hardware, sampling, and an introduction to the incorporation of digital audio. Prerequisites: MUSC 335T.

MUSC 436. Computers and Music. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to give students a historical overview of computer music through topical study and listening examples. Additionally, students will create their own music compositions by using software to program, assist, enhance, manipulate and even compose the music. Prerequisites: MUSC 336.

MUSC 445/545. Applied Music Pedagogy. 1 Credit.

Teaching techniques, literature in the performing area. Seminar deals with resource materials. Laboratory: observation and teaching under supervision. Prerequisites: music major senior standing or permission of the department.

MUSC 446. Applied Music Literature. 1 Credit.

One hour seminar; 1 hour laboratory; 1 credit each semester. Prerequisite: music major senior standing or permission of the department. Teaching techniques, literature in the performing area. Seminar deals with resource materials. Laboratory: observation and teaching under supervision.

MUSC 460/560. History of Jazz. 3 Credits.

This course will study the historical development of jazz as an American art form. The emotion and meaning of this style will be investigated as well as the historical and contemporary aesthetic response. Emphasis will include the defining role of African American artists. The influence of jazz on the development of contemporary American music will be discussed. Written critiques of live performances will be required. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 466/566. Modern Music. 3 Credits.

A study of the techniques and styles in music in the twentieth and twenty-first century. (offered fall, even years) Prerequisites: MUSC 222, MUSC 361, and MUSC 362W, or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 491/591. Music in the Baroque Era. 3 Credits.

A study of music history from monody through the works of Bach and Handel. A discussion of musical style within the context of cultural history. (offered spring semesters, odd years) Prerequisites: MUSC 221, MUSC 222, MUSC 361 and MUSC 362W, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 492/592. Music in the Classical Era. 3 Credits.

A study of music history from the Rococo Period through the works of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. A discussion of musical style within the context of cultural history. (offered fall semesters, odd years) Prerequisites: MUSC 221, MUSC 222, MUSC 361 and MUSC 362W, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 494/594. Music in the Romantic Era. 3 Credits.

A study of music history from the late works of Beethoven to Mahler and Strauss. A discussion of musical style within the context of cultural history. (spring semesters, even years) Prerequisites: MUSC 221, MUSC 222, MUSC 361, and MUSC 362W, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 495/595. Topics in Music. 1-3 Credits.

These courses will appear in the course schedule. Course descriptions and prerequisites for each course may be found in information distributed to all academic advisors. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 496/596. Topics in Music. 1-3 Credits.

These courses will appear in the course schedule. Course descriptions and prerequisites for each course may be found in information distributed to all academic advisors. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 497. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Music. 1-3 Credits.

Independent reading and study on a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate. Prerequisites: senior standing and approval of the department chair.

MUSC 498. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Music. 1-3 Credits.

Independent reading and study on a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate. Prerequisites: senior standing and approval of the department chair.