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Go directly to: MUSIC MAJOR A semester by semester outline of suggested courses for each degree option is available in the Music and Dance Office.
Ron Crocker, Chair
Professors: Cook, Crocker, Payne, Schaaf, Sivils
Associate Professors: Bauer, Davis, Zikmund
Assistant Professors: Brown, Buckner, Cisler, Foradori, Nabb Lecturer: Schnoor,

The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Department Objectives:

1. All students planning to major or minor in music must complete admission requirements as determined by the Department of Music. Application for admission including audition must be submitted prior to enrollment. Music majors and minors must choose an area of applied music and meet the proficiency standards of the Department for admission and graduation. All new students will audition to determine their performance level. Students should be able to perform with adequate technique, tone quality and musicianship selections corresponding to the following minimum levels:

All incoming students including transfer students will also take placement tests in the areas of theory, ear training, sight singing, piano skills, and performance.
Students who do not meet admission requirements may be admitted provisionally. Once students have been accepted into a program they must receive departmental approval to change their applied music area or academic program.

2. All music majors and minors are required to complete piano requirements as determined by the Department of Music and Dance. The placement level in the piano techniques classes will be made at the time of the entrance audition. Proficiency examinations are scheduled each semester. Students must complete piano proficiency requirements before registering for student teaching or internship.

3. Every full-time music major or minor must participate in a large ensemble every semester until the large ensemble degree requirement is satisfied. Wind and percussion students will elect band (Flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon students may elect the orchestra once marching band requirements have been met); string students will elect the orchestra; voice students will elect an appropriate vocal ensemble; guitar students will elect any ensemble; keyboard students will elect any ensemble or appropriate accompaniment/chamber music assignment for their participation (except the semester enrolled in Senior Recital). After the large ensemble requirement is met, all full-time music majors must participate in at least one ensemble each semester, except the semester enrolled in Internship or Student Teaching.

4. Students completing requirements for a major or minor in music must earn the total number of credits listed for their specific program. Completion of a course through proficiency examination does not reduce the total number of program credits required.

5. Candidates for degrees must satisfactorily complete an exit assessment including a portfolio before graduation. Specific requirements should be obtained from the advisor in the student's first semester as a music major.

Five options are available in this major:
I. Music Option - Bachelor of Arts Degree
II. Music Performance Option - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Instrumental Emphasis
Piano Emphasis
Piano with Pedagogy Emphasis
Vocal Emphasis
III. Musical Theatre Option - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
IV. Music Business Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
V. Music K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement Option - Bachelor of Arts in Education
A Pre-Profession Program in Music Therapy is available.

Minors in Music and Dance are available for students pursuing majors in other disciplines. The Elementary Education major has a specially defined music minor. A Piano Pedagogy Certificate is also offered by the Department.

Courses with the prefixes MUS and DANC are offered by the department.

A semester by semester outline of suggested courses for each degree option is available in the Music and Dance Office.

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