2013-14 CATALOG

MUSIC

Chair: Timothy M. Altman

Faculty: Larry D. Arnold, Valerie Austin*, H. (Hal) Davis, Joanna Ross Hersey, Jaeyoon Kim, Elizabeth W. Maisonpierre, Jonathan Maisonpierre, Josť Rivera**, David Martin (Marty) Spitzer, Tracy Thomas, Aaron Vandermeer, Tracy Wiggins

*Graduate Music Education Director

**Undergraduate Music Education Coordinator

The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).Additionally, the music teacher education licensure program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina State Board of Education.

The mission of the Department of Music is to offer all students who have demonstrated interest and ability in music the opportunity to continue further study either for a profession or an avocation, and to educate students in such a way that they understand and appreciate music not only as an art form with a rich historical and cultural heritage, but as an ongoing, contemporary endeavor that incorporates traditional and technological advancements through individual and group participation.

The goals of the Department of Music are: 1) to provide comprehensive musical training for teachers of vocal and instrumental music; 2) to prepare a student for a career as a teacher in elementary or secondary schools through an understanding and application of the National Standards in Music; 3) to promote musical literacy among all students; 4) to provide comprehensive musical training for students wishing to seek employment in the music business area; 5) to encourage professional awareness; 6) to provide outreach, support, and encouragement to area public school teachers and students in the form of workshops, festivals, and clinics; 7) to provide a well-rounded course of study for those students pursuing a professional career by continuing in graduate work; 8) to encourage a desire for continued learning in the field of music and the ability to form and defend evaluative judgments about music; 9) to provide experiences which the music student and the general university student will find rewarding in developing their cultural sensitivity; and 10) to provide public programs and concerts to enrich the cultural life of the university and community.

The music faculty of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke believe that true musicianship is the synthesis of knowledge acquired through active participation in the study, performance, and creation of music and through the discipline required to gain the physical, listening, and interpretive skills to master the instrument that has been chosen to be the vehicle for communication of the art.

Furthermore, the music faculty believes that this synthesis happens one step at a time, building on a firm foundation and rising to the highest goal attainable. It is nurtured with positive encouragement from mentors, peers, and oneself. The faculty strives to establish an atmosphere of support in which faculty and students work together to be the best that they can be.Supporting this synthesis of study, performance, and creation of music is the requirement for the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive portfolio.A successful review of the portfolio, its artifacts, and related self-reflection is required prior to graduation.

Please note that all prospective music majors, lateral entry candidates, and students seeking an academic concentration in music must audition in order to gain acceptance into one of the music degree programs as well as gain approval of the specific performance (applied music) area.

Also please note that the departmentís ensemble offerings (see below - MUS 1001, MUS 1071; MUS 1121, MUS 1161, MUS 1181, MUS 1192, MUS 1381; MUS 1411; MUS 1561; MUS 1621; MUS 1641, MUS 1651; MUS 1731; MUS 1741; MUS 1751; MUS 1761; and MUS 1771) are open to all students regardless of major. An audition is required for a number of these ensembles.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Music

Sem. Hrs.

Freshman Seminar

1

General Education Requirements*

44

Major Requirements

7 hours of a Major Ensemble (at least 4 hours of MUS 1001 and up to 3 hours of MUS 1381, or 7 hours of 1161, or 7 hours of 1411), MUS 1140, 1150, 1810 or MUSP 10211, 1820 or MUSP 10211, 2140, 2150, 2810 or MUSP 10212, 29403, 29304, 3290, 3340, 3970, MUSL 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150

33-36

Applied Music, 7 semesters (MUSP)**

75/146

Music Electives**

9-12

Academic Electives

27-28

 

Total: 128

1Non-keyboard majors only. ††††††††††††††††

2Vocal majors only.

3MUS 2940 does not meet General Education requirements in this degree program.

4MUS 2930 fulfills the Humanities (Fine Arts) Elective requirement in General Education.

5Non-keyboard majors†††††††††††††††††

6Keyboard majors

*Students who plan to pursue a degree in music should consult with the Department Chair prior to registering in General Education courses.

**Students must earn a minimum of 15 semesters hours in 3000-level or higher courses within the Major Requirements, Applied Music (MUSP), and Music Electives areas.

 

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Music with Elective Studies in BusinessóClassical Emphasis

Sem. Hrs.

Freshman Seminar

1

General Education Requirements*

44

Core Music Requirements

7 hours of a Major Ensemble (at least 4 hours of MUS 1001 and up

to 3 hours of MUS 1381, or 7 hours of 1161, or 7 hours of 1411) 0; MUS 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150; 3340 or 3460; MUSL 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150; 1810 or MUSP 10211, 1820 or MUSP 10211, 2810 or MUSP 10212; 3 semesters of Music History selected from [10403 or 1060 or 29803] 4, 29305, 29406, 3970; MUS 4040

28-31

Applied Music (MUSP)

14

Additional Concentration Requirements

MUS [1001 or 1381]7; MUS 3500, 3530, 3580, 3670, 3800, 4580; ECN 10007; ENTR 2000, 2100, 4000

27-28

Electives

10-14

 

Total: 128

*Students who plan to pursue a degree in music should consult with the Department Chair prior to registering in General Education courses.

0 Major Ensemble for Keyboard majors is 4 semesters of MUS 1001, 1161, 1381, or 1411, and 3 hours of MUS 3351.††      

1 Non-keyboard majors only.                        

2 Vocal majors only.

3 MUS 1040 and 2980 fulfill the General Education requirements in Fine Arts or in the Humanities Elective in the Fine Arts.

4 Only one of MUS 1040, 1060, 2980 may count toward degree requirements in this track.

5 MUS 2930 fulfills the Humanities (Fine Arts) Elective requirement in General Education.

6 2940 fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in General Education.

7 Non-vocal majors only.

8 ECN 1000 fulfills the Economics requirement in General Education

 

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Music with Elective Studies in Businessó Jazz and Commercial Emphasis

Sem. Hrs.

Freshman Seminar

1

General Education Requirements*

44

Core Music Requirements

Major Ensemble 0 is 7 hours of MUS 1561 or 1621 or 1741 (no more than 4 hours of 1621); MUS 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150, 3460; MUSL 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150; 1810 or MUSP 10211, 1820 or MUSP 10211, 2810 or MUSP 10212; MUS 10403, 1060, 29304; MUS 4040

28-31

Applied Music (MUSP)

14

Additional Concentration Requirements

MUS 1001 or 1381; MUS 3500, 3530, 3580, 3670, 3800, 4580; ECN 10005; ENTR 2000, 2100, 4000

28

Electives

10-13

 

Total: 128

*Students who plan to pursue a degree in music should consult with the Department Chair prior to registering in General Education courses.

0 Major Ensemble for Keyboard majors is 4 semesters of MUS 1561, 1621, or 1741, and 3 hours of MUS 3351.††      

1 Non-keyboard majors only.                        

2 Vocal majors only.

3MUS 1040 fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in General Education.

†††††††† 4MUS 2930 fulfills the Humanities (Fine Arts) Elective requirement in General Education.

5ECN 1000 fulfills the Economics requirement in General Education.

 

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Coordinator:Hal Davis

Requirements for a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre

Sem. Hrs.

Freshman Seminar

1

General Education Requirements*

44

Music Requirements

6 hours of a Major Ensemble (at least 4 hours of MUS 1001 and up to 2 hours of MUS 1381), 2 hours of MUS 1121, 3 hours of MUS 1641, MUS 1140, 1150, 1810, 1820, 2430, 2440, 2810, 29401, 29302, 2980, 3430, 3440, 4040; MUSL 1140, 1150

39

Applied Music (MUSP)

14

Theatre Requirements

THE 1640, 1650, 1810, 1820, 2010, 2070, 2330, 2500, 2810, 2820, 3010, 3170, 3530, 4010

30

 

Total: 128

1MUS 2940 fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in General Education.

2MUS 2930 fulfills the Humanities (Fines Arts) Elective requirement in General Education.

*Students who plan to pursue a degree in music should consult with the Department Chair prior to registering for General Education courses.

 

 

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN MUSIC EDUCATION (K-12)

Coordinator: Josť Rivera

Upon successful completion of the program of study in Music Education and related requirements, graduates are eligible for a Standard Professional license to teach in the State of North Carolina.For a more detailed description, including the program standards and goals and objectives, turn to Undergraduate Licensure Programs in the School of Education section of this catalog.

Course Requirements

Sem. Hrs.

Freshman Seminar and General Education

45(39)*

Essential StandardsóSelect one Emphasis (*6 semester hours may count toward General Ed)

Vocal Emphasis:

7 hours of a Major Ensemble (at least 4 hours of MUS 1001 and up to 3 hours of MUS 1381)

MUS 1810 or MUSP 1021, MUS 1820 or MUSP 1021, MUS 2810 or MUSP 1021

MUS 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150; MUSL 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150

MUS 2250, 2260, 2270, 2280, 2290, 2450, 2540, 29401, 29302, 3290, 3301, 3340, 3970, 4040

Instrumental Emphasis:

MUS 1001; 7 hours of MUS 1161 or 1411

MUS 1810 or MUSP 1021, MUS 1820 or MUSP 1021

MUS 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150; MUSL 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150

MUS 2250, 2260, 2270, 2280, 2290, 2450, 2540, 29401, 29302,3290, 3301, 3340, 3970, 4040

Keyboard Emphasis (Vocal Orientation):

4 hours of a Major Ensemble (at least 2 hours of MUS 1001 and up to 2 hours of MUS 1381)

3 hours of MUS 3351

MUS 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150; MUSL 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150

MUS 2250, 2260, 2270, 2280, 2290, 2450, 2540, 29401, 29302, 3290, 3301, 3340, 3970, 4040, 4250

Keyboard Emphasis (Instrumental Orientation):

MUS 1001, 4 hours of MUS 1161 or 1411

3 hours of MUS 3351

MUS 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150; MUSL 1140, 1150, 2140, 2150

MUS 2250, 2260, 2270, 2280, 2290, 2450, 2540, 29401, 29302, 3290, 3301, 3340, 3970, 4040, 4250

All students: Applied Music (MUSP) 14 hours

63

Professional Studies Core

EDN 2100, 3150, SED 3310

9

Content Pedagogy

MUS 4000, 4490, 4750

MUS 4050 (Vocal Emphasis and Keyboard Emphasis [Vocal Orientation])

MUS 4200 (Instrumental Emphasis and Keyboard Emphasis [Instrumental Orientation])

17

 

Total:128

1MUS 2940 fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in General Education.

2MUS 2930 fulfills the Humanities (Fine Arts) Elective requirement in General Education.

NOTE:Students who desire teacher licensure in Music Education should declare the major as soon as possible in their college career. Consultation with the Program Coordinator or program advisor prior to registering for General Education courses is strongly recommended.

 

ACADEMIC CONCENTRATIONS

For students seeking a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, or Physical Education, the Department of Music offers an Academic Concentration of 18 semester hours. Please note that all perspective students wishing to pursue this option must audition for acceptance into this program.

 

Requirements for an Academic Concentration in Music

Vocal Orientation (Audition Required)

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 1140* and MUSL 1140*; MUS 1020 and 3240

10

3 hours of a Major Ensemble (at least 2 hours of MUS 1001 and up to 1 hour of MUS 1381)

3

MUSP 1001 or MUS 1910**; MUSP 1001; MUSP 1001

3

MUS 1330 (for non-Music majors) or MUSP 1021**;
MUS 1340 (for non-Music majors) or MUSP 1021

2

 

Total: 18

*Placement determined by theory placement exam.

**Placement determined by audition.

 

Requirements for an Academic Concentration in Music

Keyboard Orientation (Audition Required)

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 1140* and MUSL 1140*; MUS 1020 and 3240

10

3 hours of a Major Ensemble (at least 2 hours of MUS 1001 and up to 1 hour of MUS 1381 or 1 hour of MUS 1001 and 2 hours of MUS 1411)

3

3 hours of MUSP 1021

3

Electives

2

 

Total: 18

*Placement determined by theory placement exam.

 

Requirements for an Academic Concentration in Music

Instrumental Orientation (Audition Required)

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 1140* and MUSL 1140*; MUS 1020 and 3240

10

MUS 1001 (1 hour), 1411 (3 hours)

4

MUSP 1**, 1***

2

MUS 1330 (for non-Music majors) or MUSP 1021****;
MUS 1340 (for non-Music majors) or MUSP 1021

2

 

Total: 18

*Placement determined by theory placement exam.

**Course number determined by chosen instrument.

***Must be the second semester of study on the chosen instrument.

****Placement determined by audition.

MINORS

MINOR IN MUSIC

A program designed to provide opportunities for any student to develop an understanding and appreciation of music as part of a liberal arts education. Students who plan to minor in music should consult with the Department Chair in order to acquire a music advisor in addition to their major advisor.

Required Courses

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 1140 and MUSL 1140

4

MUS 1330 or 1810 or MUSP 1021

1

MUS 1340 or 1820 or MUSP 1021

1

MUS 1020 (3 hrs); 3 hours of a Major Ensemble (at least 2 hours of MUS 1001 and up to 1 hour of MUS 1381 or 3 hours of MUS 1411)

6

Applied Music (MUSP)

21

Music Electives

4

 

Total: 18

1If MUSP 1021 is chosen as the keyboard option, two additional semesters of MUSP 1021 may be used to fulfill this requirement.

 

MINOR IN SACRED MUSIC for Instrumental Emphasis Music Majors or Non-Music Majors

A program designed to enable Instrumental Emphasis music majors or non-music majors to develop the skills needed to work successfully in the area of sacred music. The minor in sacred music requires a minimum of 18 semester hours:

Required Courses

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 1001 (4 hours above major requirements), 3290, and 3900

9

MUS 1140 and MUSL 1140

4

Keyboard Requirements

Music Majors: Two semesters of MUSP 1021 or 1041

Non-Music Majors: MUS 1330, 1340

2

Electives: REL 1050, REL 1060, or music courses that are not part of the music major degree

3

 

Total: 18

 

MINOR IN SACRED MUSIC for Voice or Keyboard/Vocal Orientation Music Majors

A program designed to enable Voice or Keyboard/Vocal Orientation music majors to develop the skills needed to work successfully in the area of sacred music. The minor in sacred music requires a minimum of 18 semester hours:

Required Courses

Sem. Hrs.

REL 1050 or REL 1060

3

MUS 3290 and 3900

5

MUS 1140 and MUSL 1140

4

Applied Music (MUSP): Organ and/or Piano beyond major degree requirements

3

Music Electives (courses that are not part of the music major degree)

3

 

Total: 18

 

MINOR IN JAZZ STUDIES for Non-Music Majors

A program designed to equip students to perform and teach music in the jazz idiom.

Required Courses

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 1040, 4220, 4230, 4240

6

3 hours from MUSP 1171, MUS 2360, 2370

3

3 hours of MUSP (other than 1171)

3

6 hours of MUS 1561, 1621, 1741

6

 

Total: 18

 

MINOR IN JAZZ STUDIES for Music Majors

A program designed to equip music majors to perform and teach music in the jazz idiom.

Required Courses

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 1040, 3460, 4220, 4230, 4240

8

4 hours from MUSP 1171, 3171, MUS 2360, 2370

4

6 hours of MUS 1561, 1621, 1741

6

 

Total: 18

 

MINOR IN MUSICAL THEATRE

†††† A program designed to provide the basics of musical theatre training and an historical introduction to the genre.

Required Courses

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 2430, 2440, 3430, 3440, 2980

15

Elective: 3 additional hours from one of the following:

A:MUS 1910, 2 hours of MUSP 1001

B: 3 hours of a Major Ensemble (at least 2 hours of MUS 1001 and up to 1 hour of MUS 1381)

3

 

Total: 18

 

MINOR IN MUSIC BUSINESS

†††† A program designed to provide an introduction to major facets of the music industry.

Required Courses

Sem. Hrs.

MUS 1060, 3500-3530, 3580

12

ENTR 2000

3

3 hours selected from the following:

††††††† Any MUSP, MUS 1330, 1340, 1350, 1360

3

 

Total: 18

 

MINOR IN MEDIA INTEGRATION STUDIES

Interdisciplinary study in digital studios in Must, Art, and Mass Communication

Required Courses

Sem. Hrs.

ART 1450, MUS 3800, 4580, 4800

12

Electives: 6 additional hours (2 courses) from the following:

PHI 1020, SOC 2200, ENG 2900, MCM 2100, ART 2500, BRD 2800, MUS 3580

6

 

Total: 18

 

 

COURSES (MUS, MUSL)

MUS 0106.Basic Musicianship

This course is required for students who fail the theory placement test.It will focus on the fundamentals of music.Credit, 3 semester hours (will not count toward earned hours or graduation requirements).

MUS 1001. University Chorale

The Concert Choir is open to all persons regardless of planned major with permission of the director. The Choir appears in public concerts throughout the year. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1020.Introduction to Music Appreciation

Restriction: Not open to music majors. The development of knowledge and understanding of music. Emphasis given to the forms of music found in different periods and the relationship of music to general cultural development.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 1040.Introduction to Jazz Appreciation

Open to both music and non‑music majors. An introduction to jazz through a study of its origins, development, styles, and major innovative figures. Consideration is made of the idiomís historical and sociological contexts.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 1060.Rhythm and Rock

The history, musical styles, and major figures of rhythm and blues, rock íní roll, and other forms of American popular music are studied in the context of cultural and social history. Critical listening skills are developed by comparing and contrasting individual works and a variety of historical styles.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 1071.University Pep Band

The University Pep Band is open to all persons regardless of planned major with permission of the director. Public performances will be made at athletic events and whenever support of scheduled University activities is needed. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1121.Scenes from Musical Theatre

Students will create scenes from musicals and operas for public performance. Emphasis will be on creating stylistically correct characters from significant shows. The scenes will be costumed and staged. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1140.Theory I

Introduction to the basic materials and concepts of music theory. The course will focus on commonalities of selected historic and geographic literatures through the study of fundamentals, melodic and harmonic writing, terms, and symbols.Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: Student must successfully pass a placement test for enrollment.COREQ: MUSL 1140.

MUSL 1140.Lab I

A laboratory to develop ear‑training, sight‑singing and keyboard skills to reinforce and apply the subject matter of Theory I.Credit, 1 semester hour. COREQ: MUS 1140.

MUS 1150.Theory II

A study of the formal types, ensembles and compositional practices of Western art music will further student awareness of musical materials and relationships. The emphasis of the course will be on tonal harmonic structures and procedures.Credit, 3 semester hours. COREQ: MUSL 1150. PREREQ: C - or better in MUS 1140

MUSL 1150.Lab II

A laboratory to develop ear‑training, sight‑singing and keyboard skills to reinforce and apply the subject matter of Theory II.Credit, 1 semester hour. COREQ: MUS 1150. PREREQ: C - or better in MUSL 1140

MUS 1161.†† University Orchestra

The University Orchestra is open to all persons regardless of planned major with permission of the director.Students will study, rehearse, and perform music from world orchestra literature in a full range of styles and genres. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1181.†† University Marching Band

The Spirit of the Carolinas marching band performs in the fall semester at area parades, marching contests, and on-campus events. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1192.†† Global Rhythm Ensemble

Open to both music and non-music majors.Students will study and perform the native music of non-Western cultures, including Caribbean, African, Mexican, and other repertoire.Students participate in public performances.PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. Credit, Ĺ semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1330.Class Piano I for Non‑Music Majors

A concentrated group study of keyboard harmony and playing techniques, designed for the student with little or no musical background.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 1340.Class Piano II for Non‑Music Majors

A continuation of MUS 1330 (Class Piano I for Non‑Music Majors).Credit, 1 semester hour. PREREQ: MUS 1330.

MUS 1350.Class Guitar I

The emphasis of the course will be on acquiring a practical knowledge of music fundamentals and a sound basic technique on the guitar.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 1360.Class Guitar II

The emphasis of the course will be on acquiring the knowledge of music and the technical abilities on the guitar needed to adequately perform in a variety of settings.Credit, 1 semester hour. PREREQ: MUS 1350 or permission of instructor.

MUS 1381.†† Pembroke Singers

Membership open by audition. Ensemble will explore the stylistic, aesthetic, and technical elements of literature for the small choir through rehearsal and frequent public performances.PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1411. University Band

The University Band is open to all persons regardless of planned major with permission of the director. Public appearances are made in concerts. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1561. University Jazz Choir

Membership in the University Jazz Choir is open to all students by audition. A study of vocal music trends, through the rehearsal and performance of pop, rock, progressive jazz, and other modern forms of music. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1621. University Jazz Ensemble

Membership in the University Jazz Ensemble is open to all students by audition. A study of technical, stylistic and aesthetic elements of jazz literature through rehearsal and public performances. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1641.Musical Production

A graded laboratory experience in a specific area of the theatre as defined by a contract with a specific faculty member in either the performance or technical support areas of musical theatre. The signed contract will specify the function of the student and be supervised by a faculty member. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1651. Percussion Ensemble

Membership in Percussion Ensemble is open to all students by audition or permission of the director. A technical, stylistic, and aesthetic study of percussion ensemble literature through rehearsal and public performances. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1731.Chamber Ensemble

The student will become familiar with representative literature for various small ensembles through rehearsal and performances. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1741.Jazz Combo

The student will become familiar with representative literature for Jazz Combo through rehearsal and performances. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1751.Low Brass Ensemble

The UNCP Low Brass Ensemble rehearses one hour weekly and presents multiple performances per semester.†† Performing as a member of the UNCP Low Brass Ensemble increases the studentís performance abilities by addressing technical facility, range, rhythm, intonation, and musicianship.Placement is by audition each semester.Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1761.Guitar Ensemble

Students will become familiar with representative literature for various guitar duos, trios, and quartets through rehearsals and performances.Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1771.Early Music Ensemble

The student will become familiar with historical instruments and representative literature of Medieval and Renaissance ensemble music through rehearsal and performances. Credit, 1 semester hour. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

MUS 1810.Class Piano I

A concentrated group study of keyboard harmony and playing techniques, designed for the music major.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 1820.Class Piano II

A continuation of MUS 1810.Credit, 1 semester hour. PREREQ: MUS 1810.

MUS 1910.Class Voice

A concentrated group study of singing techniques and vocal development including sight singing.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 2020.Vocal Diction

A study of pronunciation and enunciation of foreign languages commonly used in singing.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 2140.Theory III

A continued study of the musical materials of Western art music. Chromatic harmony and larger forms will be studied with an emphasis on advanced analytic concepts and terms.Credit, 3 semester hours. COREQ: MUSL 2140. PREREQ: C - or better in MUS 1150.

MUSL 2140.Lab III

A laboratory to developear‑training, sight‑singing and keyboard skills to reinforce and apply the subject matter of Theory III. Credit, 1 semester hour. COREQ: MUS 2140. PREREQ: C - or better in MUSL 1150.

MUS 2150.Theory IV

Materials and techniques of Twentieth Century music.Credit, 3 semester hours. COREQ: MUSL 2150. PREREQ: C - or better in MUS 2140

MUSL 2150.Lab IV

A laboratory to developear‑training, sight‑singing and keyboard skills to reinforce and apply the subject matter of Theory IV.Credit, 1 semester hour. COREQ: MUS 2150. PREREQ: C - or better in MUSL 2140

MUS 2250.Class Woodwind

A concentrated study in fundamentals and playing techniques for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Bassoon.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 2260.Class Brass

A concentrated study in fundamentals and playing techniques for Trumpet, Cornet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone Horn, and Tuba.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 2270.Class Percussion

A concentrated study in fundamentals and playing techniques of percussion instruments.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 2280.Class Strings

A concentrated study of fundamentals and playing techniques of the orchestral stringed instruments.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 2290.Vocal Methods

A concentrated study of fundamentals and basic techniques of the voice.Students will also study the basic choral repertoire for students in all grades, elementary through high school.Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 2360.Improvisation I

A course in the development of improvisational skills through the study and application of theoretical and stylistic principles common to the jazz idiom.Credit, 2 semester hours. PREREQ: MUS 1150 or permission of instructor.

MUS 2370.Improvisation II

A continuation of MUS 2360.Credit, 2 semester hours. PREREQ: MUS 2360.

MUS 2430.Musical Theatre Styles I

An introduction to elementary acting technique for musical theatre.Focus is on acting technique incorporated within an introduction to suitable repertoire.Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: One semester of Private Voice, either MUSP 1501 or 1001.

MUS 2440.Musical Theatre Styles II

Focus is on characterization for the singing actor.Organic literature from the repertoire is explored.†† Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 2450.Music Technology

Students will acquire competence in software and implementations of technology specific to music and music education.†† Credit, 2 semester hours.

MUS 2540. Introduction to Music Education

Survey of American education, with an emphasis on music learning, teaching and philosophy, school structure and governance, diversity and multi-cultural education, and professional ethics. Supervised field experiences required. Credit, 1 semester hour. PREREQ: MUS majors only.

MUS 2810. Class Piano III

A continuation of the non-keyboard majorís pianistic development with emphasis on the practical aspects of reading, harmonization, and transposition.Credit, 1 semester hour. PREREQ: MUS 1820

MUS 2930. The World of Music: Classical to the Contemporary Era

A study of the development of music from the Classical period through the twenty-first century.Such development will be viewed in light of its political, social, and general cultural setting.†† Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 2940. The World of Music:Antiquity to the Baroque Era

A study of the development of music from Antiquity through the Baroque era.Such development will be viewed in light of its political, social, and general cultural setting.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 2980.History of Musical Theatre

A survey of the American musical from 1860 to the present, with particular emphasis on the musicals written after 1927. The development of the musical will be viewed in light of its political, social, and general cultural setting.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 3240.Musical Experiences for Young Children

Restriction: Not open to music majors. A course designed to present methods and media of teaching classroom music.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 3290.Conducting

A laboratory course which includes the study of choral and instrumental conducting techniques, choral and instrumental scores; with supervised conducting experience.Credit, 2 semesterhours.

MUS 3301.Rehearsal Strategies

This course is designed to complement MUS 3290 by offering real-life practice and application of conducting skills. Credit, 2 semester hours. PREREQ: MUS 3290.

MUS 3320.Form and Analysis

A study of various forms including large and small choral and instrumental works.Credit, 2 semester hours. PREREQ: MUS 2150.

MUS 3340.Orchestration and Arranging

A practical study of the fundamentals of scoring for individual instruments and ensembles.Credit, 2 semester hours. PREREQ: MUS 2150.

MUS 3351. Accompanying

A course designed to acquaint the keyboard major with the art and techniques of accompanying vocal and instrumental solo and ensemble literature.Credit, 1 semester hour each. PREREQ: 2 semesters of MUSP 1021 or 1521 or MUSP 1041 or MUSP 1541 (Private Piano/Organ) and Instructorís approval. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 3 semester hours.

MUS3430.Musical Theatre Styles III

Focus is on advanced level characterization and scene work.Duets, solos, and ensemble numbers are presented.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS3440.Musical Theatre Styles IV

Course addresses contemporary style of musical theatre performance and audition techniques.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 3460.Jazz Composition

A study of basic compositional techniques as applied to the jazz idiom. Original compositions will be written and orchestrated for various‑sized jazz ensembles. Spring, odd years. Credit, 2 semester hours. PREREQ: MUS 1150 or equivalent as determined by instructor.

MUS 3500.The Music Industry

Explores the many facets of the music industry and relevant career possibilities.Credit, 3 semester hours

MUS 3530.The Recording Industry

This course examines current trends and the role of the recording industry in the music business. It explores the history of major and independent record labels, current record companies, the distribution of recorded music and the role of retail in music distribution. The student will examine artist/label agreements and will study contractual language and content.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 3580.Audio Production

An introduction to the equipment, procedures, and techniques of audio production.Course work will trace the production chain from microphone characteristics to finished audio file types and will include experience with recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and mixing. Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: Permission of instructor required.

MUS 3670.Studio Techniques

An opportunity for creative work in an audio studio environment.Multi-track recording and mixing, sampling and synthesis, advanced microphone techniques, and scoring to picture will provide the technical foundation for original and expressive work.Course work will include the analysis of classic studio techniques used in prominent examples from the history of recording.Each student is expected to produce a portfolio of creative audio works. Credit, 3 semester hours.PREREQ: MUS 3580

MUS 3800. Introduction to Media Integration (ART 3800, BRD 3800)

Media Integration is a cooperative, cross-listed course taught by the faculty from Art, Music, and Mass Communication departments. The purpose of this course is to offer an interdisciplinary, team-taught curriculum that integrates digital video, audio,animation, and graphics in a student centered studio environment.Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: Portfolio review.

MUS 3900.Church Music

A study of liturgy, music, materials, and methods appropriate for a church music director. Spring, even years. Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 3970. World Music:A Global Study

A survey of World Music, primarily in its current musical settings.Such development will be viewed in light of its political, social, and general cultural setting.Coursework includes a major music history project and exhibition.Credit, 3 semester hours.PREREQ: MUS 2930, 2940.

MUS 4000.Elementary Music Methods and Materials

Principles and practices required in teaching music to children, to include an overview of current approaches (Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff) and their impact on current methodology and materials. Emphasis on planning, teaching and evaluating music lessons at preschool, primary, intermediate, and upper elementary levels in consideration of learning abilities at the varying levels of childrenís growth and development.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 4040.Senior Recital

Offered to senior music majors participating in a half or full public recital. Credit is given by permission of the instructor and Department Chair.Credit, 0‑2 semester hours.

MUS 4050.Secondary General and Choral Music Education Methods

An examination of the music program in secondary school involving curricula for fine arts requirement, instructional procedures for the teaching of advanced general music, music appreciation and choral ensembles. Choral rehearsal techniques, singing skills, repertoire skills, choral literature for major eras will be covered. Emphasis is placed on the philosophies and pragmatic approaches to managing and teaching music at the secondary level.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 4200.Secondary Instrumental Music Methods

A study of current materials and methods used in building instrumental programs from elementary through high school to include a basic history and philosophy of music education, sequential organizational approaches, evaluative techniques, theoretical research, performance literature, field based knowledge, instrument repair, and marching band techniques.Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 4220.Jazz Pedagogy: Winds

A study of the style, methods, and rehearsal techniques pertinent to the teaching of jazz and commercial music with special focus on the brass and reeds. Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 4230.Jazz Pedagogy: Rhythm Section

A study of the style, methods, and rehearsal techniques pertinent to the teaching of jazz and commercial music with special focus on the rhythm section. Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 4240.Jazz Pedagogy: Literature and Administration

A study of the style, methods, rehearsal techniques, and administrative skills pertinent to the teaching of jazz and commercial music with special focus on literature for the big band and combo. Credit, 1 semester hour.

MUS 4250.Piano Pedagogy

A course designed primarily for the keyboard specialist who is planning to teach piano. The course includes methods of teaching, appropriate materials, and techniques for all grade levels. Credit, 2 semester hours.

MUS 4320.Counterpoint

A study primarily of eighteenth‑century contrapuntal techniques with a written work in two and three part writing. Credit, 2 semester hours. PREREQ: MUS 2150.

MUS 4450.Music Composition

A course designed to implement the studentís study of theory. Original compositions will be written for instrumental and choral ensembles in the important music forms utilizing homophonic and polyphonic techniques. Credit, 2 semester hours. PREREQ: MUS 2150 or permission of instructor.

MUS 4490.Internship (Full Semester)

Provides continuous full-time, full-semester teaching experience in off-campus public school setting in the subject area in which the candidate seeks licensure. Includes placement at two levels (elementary, middle, secondary) for K-12 licensure areas.Pass/Fail grading.Credit, 9 semester hours.PREREQ: Admission to the Professional Semester.

MUS 4550.†† Special Projects in Music Industry

An independent study project culminating the studentís sequence of studies with a substantive research project resulting in a major paper or comparable original work.†† Credit, 3 semester hours.

MUS 4580.Intermediate Media Integration (ART 4580, BRD 4580)

This course is an opportunity for further interdisciplinary study in new media. Projects and assignments emphasize the production of digital content for multimedia projects. Products will be from the areas of still digital image-making, digital photography, computer-based printing, digital audio recording and editing, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), digital animation, and digital videography and editing. Students will have intensive hands-on experience in each area, resulting in an understanding of the techniques and concepts involved in the design and implementation of multimedia projects. Both individual and group assignments can be expected. Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: ART/BRD/MUS 3800

MUS 4750. Professional Seminar for Pre-Service Music Teachers

A seminar designed to parallel the full semester internship experience. Emphasis is placed on helping on-site pre-service teachers understand the purpose, organization, and administration of schools and school systems as well as the role of the music teacher. Opportunities will be provided to review the challenges found in the internship experience.Credit, 2 semester hours.

MUS 4800. Advanced Media Integration (ART 4800, BRD 4800)

This course is an opportunity for advanced interdisciplinary study in new media. Assignments emphasize the design and integration of digital content for multimedia projects. Students will propose and prototype a project and participate in the team development of a final project. Students will also be assigned roles in the creative decision-making and work involved in proposals under development and/or consideration in the UNCP Media Integration Project. Studentsí products will be expected to relate to the three essential aspects of the University missionóteaching, research, and serviceóand have the potential to serve as professional examples for student portfolios. Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: ART/BRD/MUS 4580

MUS 4900.Service Playing

A study of the musical liturgy of the Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant services. Students should be free for Sunday morning church visitations.Credit, 1 semester hour. PREREQ: 3 semesters of MUSP 1021 or 1521/MUSP 1041 or 1541 or the equivalent.

MUS 4990.Independent Study in Music

Directed study and research in the studentís major field of interest.Credit, 1‑3 semester hours. PREREQ: Music major, senior standing, and approval of Department Chair.

MUSS 3xxx. Special Topics in Music

Special projects, courses of study, concert tours, or trips designed to acquaint students with various aspects of foreign life and culture; may include a series of performances at festivals and other venues, home stays, and visits to places of historical and musical interest.†† Credit, 1 - 3 semester hours.

 

APPLIED MUSIC (MUSP)

Private study is offered in piano, organ, voice, and instruments of the band and orchestra. In each of these fields, the work is adapted to the needs of the individual student.Courses in applied music are required of all music majors and may be elected with permission of the instructor by students not majoring in music. Credit for non-majors is limited to one semester hour. It is the Department of Music policy that non-majors enrolled in private lessons are expected to enroll in an appropriate ensemble. For more information on these matters, please consult the UNCP Department of Music Handbook.

Freshman, sophomore, and junior music majors are expected to perform in a minimum of one departmental recital per semester at the discretion of the instructor. Senior music majors must be in preparation for their senior recital.

 

MUSP 1001, 3001. Private Voice. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1021, 3021. Private Piano. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1041, 3041. Private Organ. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1061, 3061. Private Flute. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1081, 3081. Private Oboe. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1101, 3101. Private Clarinet. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1121, 3121. Private Bassoon. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1141, 3141. Private Saxophone. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1161, 3161. Private Trumpet. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1171, 3171. Private Improvisation. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1181, 3181. Private French Horn. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1201, 3201. Private Trombone. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1221, 3221. Private Euphonium. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1241, 3241. Private Tuba. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1261, 3261. Private Percussion. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1271, 3271. Private Drumset.  1 semester hour.

MUSP 1281, 3281. Private Violin. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1301, 3301. Private Viola. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1321, 3321. Private Violoncello. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1341, 3341. Private Bass Viol. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1361, 3361. Private Guitar. 1 semester hour.

MUSP 1501, 3501. Private Voice. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1521, 3521. Private Piano. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1541, 3541. Private Organ. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1561, 3561. Private Flute. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1581, 3581. Private Oboe. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1601, 3601. Private Clarinet. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1621, 3621. Private Bassoon. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1641, 3641. Private Saxophone. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1661, 3661. Private Trumpet. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1681, 3681. Private French Horn. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1701, 3701. Private Trombone. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1721, 3721. Private Euphonium. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1741, 3741. Private Tuba. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1761, 3761. Private Percussion. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1771, 3771. Private Drumset.2 semester hours.

MUSP 1781, 3781. Private Violin. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1801, 3801. Private Viola. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1821, 3821. Private Violoncello. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1841, 3841. Private Bass Viol. 2 semester hours.

MUSP 1861, 3861. Private Guitar. 2 semester hours.

Private lessons are designed to build technical proficiency, repertoire, and awareness of vocal and instrumental problems. Permission of the instructor is a prerequisite for all MUSP courses.Enrollment for two hours of credit is restricted to the major instrument for music majors only; each two-hour course from MUSP 1501-1861 may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 6 semester hours; MUSP 3501-3801 may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours. Music majors enrolling for one-semester-hour lessons may repeat levels MUSP 1001-1361 for a maximum of three semester hours and levels MUSP 3001-3361 for a maximum of four semester hours. Students not majoring in music should enroll for one-hour credit; each one-hour course from MUSP 1001-1361 may be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

 

Proficiency Requirements

All music majors are evaluated at the conclusion of their third semester of Applied Music. Transfer students at or above this level will be evaluated at the conclusion of their first semester of study. The Evaluation Forum involves an assessment of both the studentís performing ability and his/her overall academic accomplishments and professionalism. This process will determine whether or not the student will be allowed to enroll in upper level music courses.A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for entrance into the Bachelor of Music in Music Education program, 2.0 for all other baccalaureate degrees.

All music majors are required to attend recitals, concerts, seminars, workshops, etc.Additional information concerning this requirement can be found in the UNCP Department of Music Handbook.

Graduating seniors (with the exception of Bachelor of Arts in Music majors) must present an individual or joint recital as a partial requirement for graduation. Approval of the recital must be given by the music faculty at least three weeks prior to presentation. Students who complete their applied music studies must continue to enroll in Applied Music until they have completed their senior recital requirements.

A proficiency examination is required of all music majors by the Piano Division. The requirements for the Piano Proficiency Exam are outlined in the UNCP Department of Music Handbook.

 

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