Music

Professors Sonny Burnette, Pete LaRue, and H.M. Lewis;

Associate Professors John Campbell and Heather Winter Hunnicutt (Chair);

Assistant Professor Mami Hayashida

Associate Professor Emeritus Daniel Tilford ;

Adjunct Instructors Merrilee Elliot, Michael Fogler, Jana Flygstad, Rebecca Miller, Adria Sutherland and Mark Tate

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Georgetown College
400 East College Street
Georgetown, KY 40324

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The Georgetown College Department of Music is housed in the Nunnelley Music Building. The primary goal of the department is to provide a wealth of meaningful experiences with and about music for all members of our campus community. Within the historic and distinctive tradition of liberal arts scholarship for which the College is nationally recognized, the department strives for excellence, whether in the classroom, studio or ensemble setting. The Department of Music offers a wide and varied selection of courses for music majors, minors and those electing to further their ability, knowledge, appreciation and understanding in the area of music. All students entering the music program as a major or minor must successfully audition in their performance area. Acceptance as a music major is conditional upon approval by the music faculty. In addition, a music theory diagnostic test must be completed. Before being accepted into the B.M.E. program, an interview must be completed with the music education faculty.

 Comprehensive Learning Outcomes for Music Majors at Georgetown College

  • PRIMARY PERFORMANCE. Students will develop the necessary technical abilities and skill sets to demonstrate an appropriate level of self-expression in the primary performance area appropriate to the chosen music degree track.
  • SECONDARY PERFORMANCE. Students will develop the necessary technical abilities and skill sets to demonstrate appropriate performance skills on secondary instruments required for the chosen music degree track.
  • ENSEMBLES. Students will continue to discover their level of musical ability and develop their musicianship to the highest possible level in the areas of technique, expression, collaborative understanding and knowledge of literature through varied ensemble experiences.
  • CONDUCTING. Students will develop the necessary vocabulary of gestures, understanding of rehearsal techniques and knowledge of literature to demonstrate competence in conducting various ensembles.
  • THEORY. Students will demonstrate competence in the materials and structures of music through performance, analysis, composition, scholarly pursuit, and pedagogical application in regard to the requisites of their respective degree tracks.
  • HISTORY. Students will demonstrate scholarly application of Western art-tradition and vernacular-tradition music within the context of history and culture.

 

Major in Music – Instrumental

(B. A. degree) Forty-eight hours required. Thirty-five hours in Music including MUS 111, 112, 126, 211, 212, 319, 335, 337, 425, 426, plus an additional thirteen hours of applied music in one field, including MUS 462. Participation in a primary ensemble is required for each semester of residence. The piano proficiency requirement must be met, and a senior recital and written field test are also required.

 

Major in Music – Keyboard

(B. A. degree) Forty-eight hours required. Thirty-five hours in Music including MUS 111, 112, 126, 211, 212, 220, 335, 336 or 337, 349, 354, 425, 426, plus an additional thirteen hours of applied music in one field, including MUS 462. Participation in a primary ensemble is required for each semester of residence. The piano proficiency requirement must be met, and a senior recital and written field test are also required.

 

Major in Music – Vocal

(B. A. degree) Forty-eight hours required. Thirty-five hours in Music including MUS 111, 112, 126, 204, 211, 212, 302, 303, 335, 336, 425, 426, plus an additional thirteen hours of applied music in one field, including MUS 462. Participation in a primary ensemble is required for each semester of residence. The piano proficiency requirement must be met, and a senior recital and written field test are also required. See special notes section of the Foundations and Core curriculum regarding World Language requirements.

 

Major in Church Music

(B.M. degree in Church Music) Fifty-eight hours required. Forty-five hours in Music including MUS 111, 112, 126, 127, 211, 212, 316, 335, 336, 415, 422, 425, 426, 428; three hours chosen from 319, 412, REL 111, or 160 (organ) plus 302; plus an additional fourteen hours in applied music in one field (eight hours of 162, four hours of 362, and two hours of 462). Participation in a primary ensemble is required for each semester of residence. The piano proficiency requirement must be met, and a senior recital and written field test are also required.

 

Major in Music Education – Instrumental

(B.M.E. degree P-12 Instrumental Music) Sixty-eight hours required for certification, including MUS 111, 112, 126, 153, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 314, 318, 319, 320, 335, 337, 412, 425, 426; fourteen hours of applied music (eight hours of 162, four hours of 362, two hours of 462), and seven hours of primary ensemble , i.e., MUS 105 each semester except during the semester of student teaching. Applied study and the primary ensemble must be reflective of the major performance medium.

 

A total of twenty-six hours of Professional Education courses are required, including, EDU 131, 233, 307, 309, 337, 423, 473-474 (student teaching). Additional departmental requirements include: (1) continuation jury examination, (2) piano proficiency, (3) senior recital, (4) participation and membership in National Association for Music Education (NAfME) (5) written field test and (6) recital attendance requirement must be met. See special notes section of Foundation and Core curriculum for B.M.E. majors. No minor is required.

 

Upon successful completion of the B.M.E. degree Instrumental Music program, the student will be eligible for Kentucky certification in P-12 Instrumental Music.

 

Major in Music Education – Vocal

(B.M.E. degree P-12 Vocal Music) Seventy-two hours required for certification, including MUS 104, 111, 112, 126, 127, 211, 212, 217, 259, 302, 303, 314, 315, 317, 319, 335, 336, 412, 425, 426; fourteen hours of applied music (eight hours of 162, four hours of 362, and two hours of 462), and seven hours of primary ensemble , i.e., MUS 102 each semester except during the semester of student teaching. Applied study and the primary ensemble must be reflective of the major performance medium.

 

A total of twenty-four hours of Professional Education courses are required, including EDU 131, 233, 307, 337, 423, 473-474 (student teaching). Additional departmental requirements include: (1) continuation jury examination, (2) piano proficiency, (3) senior recital, (4) participation and membership in National Association for Music Education (NAfME), (5) written field test and (6) recital attendance requirement must be met. See special notes section of Foundation and Core curriculum for B.M.E. majors. No minor is
required.

 

Upon successful completion of the B.M.E. degree Vocal Music program, the student will be eligible for Kentucky certification in P-12 Vocal Music.

 

Minor in Church Music

Twenty hours required, including MUS 111, 126, 335, 415, 422; three hours selected from 109, 112 or any other music courses numbered 200 and above; and four semesters of applied music in one field. Participation in a primary ensemble is required for each semester of residence and the recital attendance requirement must be met.

 

Minor in Music

Twenty hours required, including MUS 111, 126, 335; seven hours selected from 112 or any other music courses numbered 200 and above; and four semesters of applied music in one field. Participation in a primary ensemble is required for each semester of residence and the recital attendance requirement must be met.The music minor is not a teaching minor.

 

Applied Music. Except for students registered for MUS 160, applied students must participate in a primary ensemble in order to study privately each semester of study. The performance ensemble should be reflective of the student’s major instrument. Applied music courses may not be audited. Further information is provided below.

 

Ensembles. All Music Majors (B.A., B.M., and B.M.E.) and minors, as well as electives receiving music scholarships, are required to participate in a primary ensemble each semester of residence except the semester of student teaching, where applicable. The performance ensemble— (i.e., band, orchestra, choir or accompanying practicum)—must be reflective of the student’s performing medium. Keyboard principals participate in an instrumental or choral ensemble, depending upon their background, or, upon approval of the faculty may participate in Accompanying Practicum, to meet the ensemble requirement. Primary Ensembles are Accompanying Practicum (MUS 100), Chorale (MUS 101), Concert Choir (MUS 102), Orchestra (MUS 103; for stringed and strictly orchestral instruments), Symphonic Band (MUS 105). Secondary ensembles include Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop (MUS 104, 204, 304, 404), Chamber Ensemble (MUS 106A), Chapel Brass (MUS 106B), Jazz Ensemble (MUS 108), and Handbells (MUS 109). A minimum of four semesters of participation in Concert Choir is required of all voice majors and minors. NOTE: The Fighting Tiger Pep Band is an extension of MUS 105.

 

Piano Proficiency: Majors in the B.A., the B.M., and the B.M.E. degrees are required to meet the standards of piano proficiency. This requirement may be satisfied by examination or by successfully completing the four-semester Class Piano (MUS 155-158) sequence. All music majors must have the piano proficiency completed by the end of the junior year, and prior to student teaching, if applicable. Incoming students with some piano background should meet with piano faculty to determine the appropriate level at which to enter the piano sequence.

 

Recital Attendance: All music majors are required to attend 80 approved music events before graduation, 40 of which must be completed before continuation jury.  No more than 16 of these events may be off-campus.  All music minors are required to attend 40 approved music events before graduation.  No more than 8 of these events may be off-campus.

 

Recital Hour: Monthly recitals afford opportunity for the development of performance skills in a public setting. Excluding the first semester of study, at the discretion of the studio professor, music majors are required to perform in their major area at least once during each semester of residence. Music minors are required to perform at least once during the academic year. These requirements may be adjusted at the discretion of the applied study professor. Attendance at all student recital hours is required, and counts toward fulfilling the recital attendance requirement.

 

Organ Students: Students desiring to study organ must demonstrate, by audition, keyboard facility equivalent to five years of piano before beginning organ lessons. Organ majors or minors should show ability to perform on the piano pieces equal in difficulty to the simpler Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn sonatas and Bach two-part inventions. Students deficient in piano facility will be asked to enroll in private piano study to develop necessary facility for organ study.

 

100. Accompanying Practicum. (1 hour) Practical application of accompanying skills. Advanced keyboard majors and minors enrolled in this course will be assigned accompanying responsibilities to further develop their skills as collaborative pianists.        Fall and Spring

 

101. Chorale. (1 hour) An auditioned choral ensemble consisting of music majors, minors and electives who are selected to participate. The Chorale performs a variety of choral repertoire, including works from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. Numerous performances and concert tours are presented annually. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.  Fall and Spring

 

102. Concert Choir. (1 hour) A non-auditioned choral ensemble with membership open to all students and members of the college community. A minimum of four semesters of participation is required of all voice majors and voice minors. The ensemble presents Messiah during fall semester, and another major concert during spring semester. The Concert Choir also performs during Chapel and other on-campus services.                                                                                 Fall and Spring

 

103. Orchestra. (1 hour) An auditioned instrumental ensemble consisting of strings, with woodwinds, brass, and percussion as needed, with membership open to all students and members of the college community. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

 

104. Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop. (1 hour) Designed especially for voice majors, minors, and musical theatre minors, with an emphasis on study and performance of important operatic and musical theatre works of all periods.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section.      Spring

 

105. Symphonic Band. (1 hour) A large instrumental ensemble engaged in the preparation and performance of a variety of music composed, arranged, or transcribed for wind and percussion instruments. The Symphonic Band performs each semester on campus and engages in regional tours. Participation requires the permission of the Director. Fighting Tiger Pep Band, an integral offering of the instrumental program at Georgetown College, performs at home football and basketball games, and travels throughout the country. Participation is open to students from across campus with the permission of the Director.

Fall and Spring

 

106A. Chamber Ensemble. (1/2 hour) Studies representative literature and performs both on and off campus. Instrumentation may include wind and/or stringed instruments, and piano.                               As needed

 

106B. Chapel Brass. (1/2 hour) Studies representative literature and performs for Chapel services, recitals, and other functions both on and off campus.

Fall and Spring

 

107. Music Appreciation. (2 hours) A study of the styles of music through listening, reading, and lecture. Reading knowledge of music is not required. A general course designed for students other than music majors. Partial fulfillment of the Area of Inquiry Requirement [AOI] in Fine Arts may be met by successful completion of this course, Some sections carry a cultural awareness abroad flag.                                                                                                                                                Fall and Spring

 

108. Jazz Ensemble. (1/2 hour) A small instrumental group that studies jazz, rock, and popular music idioms through rehearsal and performances. Audition required.                                                                 As Needed

 

110. Fundamentals of Musicianship. (1 hour)Fundamentals of Musicianship is designed to provide a foundation for the successful completion of MUS 111 Basic Musicianship for students with little or no background in music theory.  Course content will include key signatures, scales, meter signatures, rhythm and other fundamental components.  Students who earn a score of 60 or better on the Music Theory Assessment may register for MUS 111 Basic Musicianship during the first semester.  MUS 110 is strongly recommended for those students who score below 60 on the Music Theory Assessment.                         Fall

 

109. Handbells. (1/2 hour) An ensemble of approximately twelve-fourteen persons engaged in the preparation and performance of music written for bells.

As Needed

 

111/112. Basic Musicianship I and II. (4 hours each) Fundamentals of musicianship, including aural and writing skills, keyboard harmony, and analysis. Harmonic vocabulary includes functional use of diatonic triads in major and minor. Prerequisites: C grade or better in MUS 111 for MUS 112. Both of these courses carry a quantitative flag.  Students who score below 60 on the Music Theory Assessment are strongly encouraged to register for MUS 110 the first semester. Fall and Spring

 

126. Score Study and Styles. (3 hours) A study of the stylistic characteristics of representative musical works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Periods, including a study of the relevant musical scores. A reading knowledge of music. This course is cross-listed with FDN 112.                                                                                                                             Spring

 

127. Choral Literature. (2 hours) The study of choral literature with an emphasis on literature which can be used with elementary, middle and secondary school choral ensembles, as well as in church settings. Even Springs

 

128. Instrumental Literature. (2 hours) The study of instrumental literature appropriate for use in a public school instrumental setting (5-12). Emphasis will be placed on literature and composers important to the successful concert, marching or jazz band. Additionally, appropriate solo and ensemble literature will be discussed.                      As needed

 

147. Liberal Arts Voice. (2 hours) Group instruction for students with limited or no background in singing. The course will also include the following segments: development of music-reading skills, basic anatomy and function of the breathing and vocal mechanisms, maintaining vocal health, major composers and performers of vocal repertoire, styles of vocal repertoire and an introduction to singer’s diction. Required of elective choir scholarship recipients in their first year. Partial fulfillment of the Area of Inquiry Requirement [AOI] in Fine Arts may be met by successful completion of this course.                          Fall

 

149. Liberal Arts Piano Lab. (2 hours) Group instruction for students with limited or no background playing the piano. The course will also include the following topics: reading music, major piano composers and performers, representative piano works from the last three centuries, the evolution of the instrument, and piano maintenance. Partial fulfillment of the Area of Inquiry Requirement [AOI] in Fine Arts may be met by successful completion of this course.               Fall and Spring

 

153. Class Voice. (1 hour) Study of the basic foundations of singing designed for instrumental music education majors or non-music major/minors. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section.     Fall

 

155-156-157-158. Class Piano. (1 hour) Group instruction in piano employing the facilities of the piano laboratory. Grade of C or better is required in the previous course for enrollment in the next course. Successful completion this sequence satisfies the piano proficiency requirement for music majors.

Fall (MUS 155 and MUS 157) and Spring (MUS 156 and MUS 158)

 

204. Opera and Musical Theatre Literature and Practicum. (2 hours) For music majors, minors, and musical theatre minors with a background in singing. A study of the history and development of opera and musical theatre from 1710 through current works. Course culminates in multiple performances of various scenes excerpted from opera and musical theatre literature. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section.             Spring

 

211/212. Basic Musicianship III and IV. (4 hours each) Continuation of integrated study of fundamentals of music and musicianship. Harmonic vocabulary includes non-harmonic tones, seventh chords, modulation and altered chords. Prerequisite: MUS 111-112 with grade of C or above. and MUS 211 with a grade of C or above for 212. Both of these courses carry a quantitative flag.           Fall and Spring

 

213. Brass Instruments Class. (1 hour) A study of the fundamentals of playing and teaching brass instruments.        Odd Springs

 

214. Percussion Instruments Class. (1 hour) A study of the fundamentals of playing and teaching percussion instruments.    Even Falls

 

215. Woodwind Instruments Class. (1 hour) A study of the fundamentals of playing and teaching woodwind instruments.     Even Springs

 

216. Stringed Instruments Class. (1 hour) A study of the fundamentals of playing and teaching violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section.             Odd Falls

 

217. Class Guitar. (1 hour) This course involves group instruction on the guitar geared toward music education majors in the vocal music track. Registration is also open to other students who may desire to take the course as an elective. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section.

Odd Falls

220. Accompanying Seminar. (1 hour) A study of accompanying/collaborating techniques for advanced piano students. Successful completion of this course is prerequisite for piano majors/minors to fulfill their primary ensemble requirement through accompanying duties. Prerequisites: four credit hours in applied piano (MUS 161P or MUS 162P), or equivalent, and permission of the instructor.

As needed

 

233. Liberal Arts Conducting. (2 hours) Introduction to song leading for group singing. Additional material will include basic music skills necessary for music leading, organizing church music groups, and selecting literature. MUS 233 will meet with MUS 335, but will also have one separate class period per week. Prerequisite: MUS 107.                    Even Falls

 

259. Accompanying Lab. (1 hour) Group instruction in the skill of piano accompaniment. The course will include the following segments: score analysis, rehearsal preparation, and rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: successful completion of the piano proficiency requirement.                                                                                                                              As needed

 

270. Topics in Music. (1-3 hours)                                                                 As needed

 

301. Vocal Pedagogy for Instrumentalists. (1 hour) For B.M.E. instrumental music students, a study of the physical and acoustical foundations of singing with direct emphasis upon using this understanding in the teaching of singing, as well as improving the vocal technique of the individual. MUS 301 will meet twice each week-one class meeting concurrently with MUS 302, and one class meeting separately.                                                                                                          As needed

 

302. Vocal Pedagogy. (2 hours) A study of the physical and acoustical foundations of singing with direct emphasis upon using this understanding in the teaching of singing, as well as improving the vocal technique of the individual. Registration by permission of the professor.                                                                                                            Even Falls

 

303. General Diction. (2 hours) A study of English, Italian, German and French phonology for the singer. This course includes intensive drills in pronunciation and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Registration by permission of the
professor.                                                                                                       Even Springs

 

304. Intermediate Opera and Musical Theatre Practicum. (3 hours) Designed especially for voice majors, minors and musical theatre minors with emphasis on study and performance of important operatic and musical theatre works of all periods. The course includes assistant directing, in addition to performance skills. Special fee applies. Please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Prerequisite: MUS 104 or 204.                                                                                                      Spring

 

305. Tunes for Twangers—a History of Country Music. (2 hours) Tunes for Twangers will present a history of country music in the United States. It is important to note that it is “a” history not “the” history of that which we know as country music. Through reading, discussion, listening and reflecting the early influences of country music through the music of today shall be examined with an emphasis on societal patterns that have always shaped this American art form. Partial fulfillment of the Area of Inquiry Requirement [AOI] in Fine Arts may be met by successful completion of this course. This course carries a cultural awareness at – home – flag.  Fall

 

307. History of Rock Music. (3 hours) Study of the origins, characteristics and stylistic development of rock and roll music from the early 1950s through the 1990s. Partial fulfillment of the Area of Inquiry Requirement [AOI] in Fine Arts may be met by successful completion of this course,                                                                                                            Spring

 

311. Counterpoint. (3 hours) Strict (species) counterpoint approached in a contemporary manner after Heinrich Schenker with application to the composition of music. Also includes the study of harmonic counterpoint in the music of J.S. Bach.     As Needed

 

312. Form and Analysis. (3 hours) Musical form beginning with the phrase and ending with the study of sonata form and the complete symphony.                                                                                                       As Needed.

 

314. Foundations and Principles of Music Education. (2 hours) The study of the philosophical basis upon which modern music education rests. Attention will be given to the historical foundations and current influences and trends on music education today.            Spring

 

315. Public School Music. (2 hours) Preparation for classroom teachers in elementary grades; fundamentals of music, singing, eurhythmics, listening, creative activities, planning use of adoptive texts. A course designed for elementary education majors. Partial fulfillment of the Area of Inquiry Requirement [AOI] in Fine Arts may be met by successful completion of this course.            Fall and Spring

 

316. Elementary Music Methods and Materials (K-5). (3 hours) Study of the methodology, materials, and techniques of teaching general and vocal music in grades K-5. Classroom observation and teaching techniques are part of this course. Emphasis is on group activities and materials for teaching music to elementary school children. Classroom observation in the schools is required. Prerequisite: MUS 314.   As needed

 

317. Secondary Vocal Methods and Materials (6-12). (3 hours) Study of the techniques, methods and materials of teaching general and vocal music at the middle school and high school levels. Teacher competencies, teacher education, the instructional process, and creative methods for teaching in the secondary schools are examined. Latin diction will also be covered. Classroom observations in the schools are required. Prerequisite: MUS 314.                                                                    Odd Falls

 

318. Instrumental Music Methods and Materials. (3 hours) A comprehensive study of the techniques, materials and methods utilized in the teaching of instrumental music at the elementary through secondary levels in the public school. Emphasis will be placed on readings, discussions and activities which promote in the student further understandings of: a philosophy of instrumental music education; knowledge of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments; a philosophy for contest/festival participation; selection of literature; and issues pertaining to the role and administration of the instrumental program in the public school. Classroom observation and laboratory experience in the public school is required. Prerequisite: MUS 314.         Odd Falls

 

319. Computer Music and Classroom Technology. (3 hours) Study of the fundamental components of MIDI computer music hardware/software, and applications of other classroom technologies used in disseminating information and stimulating learning. Prerequisites: MUS 111-112; successful completion of the Piano Proficiency, or by permission of the professor.         Even Falls

 

320. Advanced Instrumental Methods. (3 hours) An in-depth continuation of MUS 318 Instrumental Music Methods and Materials. Specific attention will be given to skills and abilities which will enable students to successfully supervise and administer instrumental programs in the public school. Emphasis will include a “total program” concept including techniques appropriate to the school concert, jazz and marching bands, as well as small ensembles. Special topics will include literature and score study for the concert band, style and interpretation

for jazz band, computer-generated charting and notation for marching band, and literature and structure of small ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS 318.                                                                                                          Even Falls

 

335. Fundamentals of Conducting. (2 hours) A study of the fundamentals of conducting and rehearsal with emphasis on beginning technique applicable to music ensembles. Reading of musical scores with application via recordings and laboratory experience with class members. Prerequisite: MUS 111.                                                                             Fall

 

336. Advanced Choral Conducting. (2 hours) A study of specialized techniques of conducting and rehearsal applicable to choral ensembles. Reading and study of choral scores with application via recordings and laboratory experience with choral ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS 335.                                                                                 Odd Springs

 

337. Advanced Instrumental Conducting. (2 hours) A study of specialized techniques of conducting and rehearsal techniques applicable to instrumental ensembles. Reading and study of instrumental scores with application via recording and laboratory experience with instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS 335.                                     Odd Springs

 

349. Piano Pedagogy. (2 hours) A study of the methodology, materials, techniques of teaching piano in both individual and group settings. Prerequisites: MUS 111 and two semesters of applied piano.                  As needed

 

354. Keyboard Literature. (3 hours) A study of standard keyboard literature from the Baroque era to the present, with emphasis on musical styles. Prerequisites: MUS 111 and MUS 126.                             As needed

 

404. Advanced Opera and Musical Theatre Practicum. (3 hours) Designed especially for voice majors, minors and musical theatre minors with emphasis on study and performance of important operatic and musical theatre works of all periods. The course includes directing, in addition to performance skills. Special fee applies. Please see Financial Planning and Expenses section . Prerequisite: MUS 304.                                                                                                                                      Spring

 

412. Arranging and Orchestration. (3 hours) Study of techniques used in instrumentation, arranging and adapting music for a variety of school ensembles. Study of principles of orchestration used in scoring music for orchestra and band. Prerequisites: MUS 111-212.         Odd Falls

 

415. Church Music Administration. (2 hours) A study of the philosophy of music ministry and methodology for administering the choral and instrumental programs of the church.                                                Odd Springs

 

417. Chamber Opera. (1-3 hours) For vocalists with a strong singing and performance background. The course includes the preparation and performance of a large-scale operatic work. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.                Fall

 

422. Song of the Church. (2 hours) A study of congregational song from Biblical times through the 21st Century.      Odd Falls

 

425. Music History to 1750. (3 hours) History of music from antiquity through 1750, related to the history of civilization. Emphasis on musical styles and forms through listening to representative works. Partial fulfillment of the Area of Inquiry Requirement [AOI] in Fine Arts may be met by successful completion of this course, This course carries a writing flag.       Fall

 

426. Music History Since 1750. (3 hours) History of music from 1750 to the present. Emphasis on musical styles and forms through listening to representative works. Partial fulfillment of the Area of Inquiry Requirement [AOI] in Fine Arts may be met by successful completion of this course/ This course carries a writing flag.                           Spring

 

428. Introduction to Christian Worship (3 hours) Study of historical and current Christian worship practices, including theological, sociological, and practical considerations.                                             Even Springs.

 

440. Independent Study. (1-3 hours)                                                            As needed

 

450. Seminar. (2 hours)                                                                                  As needed

 

460. Music Internship. (1, 2, 3 hours)                                                          As needed

 

470. Advanced Topics in Music. (1-3 hours)                                             As needed

Applied Music

Private instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar, wind, string and percussion instruments is offered during each of the first, second, third and fourth years, with material and performance standards increasing in difficulty. One hour-long lesson per week plus two hours of practice per day for a semester yields two hours of credit, typically towards a major. One half-hour lesson per week plus one hour of practice per day for a semester yields one hour of credit, typically towards a minor or for elective credit. Vocalists will also meet with an assigned accompanist for 30 minutes (majors) or 15 minutes (minors) outside of lesson time each week.  Except for students registered for MUS 160, participation in a Primary Ensemble (MUS 100, 101, 102, 103 or 105) is required in order to study privately. Students who are not music majors or minors must have permission of the instructor to register for Applied Music. Applied music courses may not be audited.

 

160. Applied Music for Electives. (1 hour) Individual instruction in piano, or-gan, voice, guitar, wind, string and percussion instruments for music electives. Primary Ensemble requirement, Student Recital Hour performance and Jury Examination requirements are waived. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.      Fall and Spring

 

161. Applied Music for Minors. (1 hour) Lower-level individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar, wind, string and percussion instruments. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section.         Fall and Spring

 

162. Applied Music for Majors. (2 hours) Lower-level individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar wind, string and percussion instruments. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section.         Fall and Spring

 

361. Applied Music for Minors. (1 hour) Upper-level individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar, wind, string and percussion instruments. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section.         Fall and Spring

 

362. Applied Music for Majors. (2 hours) Upper-level individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar, wind, string and percussion instruments. Special fee applies, please see financial planning and expenses section. At the time of a student’s fourth jury (at the end of the fourth semester of applied music study), the music faculty will make a determination as to whether or not the student will be allowed to continue applied music study at the upper division level. If, in the judgment of the music faculty, the student is not ready for upper division study, the student must repeat applied music at the 100 level until the faculty agrees that satisfactory proficiency has been attained.   Fall and Spring

 

462. Capstone Applied Music for Majors. (2 hours) Capstone individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar, wind, string and percussion instruments culminating in the Senior Recital. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

Fall and Spring

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EDUCATION

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Develop musical talent and skill. Obtain formal training to acquire necessary skills, knowledge, and ability to interpret music. Ambition and showmanship are important. Join campus bands and choruses, church choirs, and other performing acts. Seek competitions, apprenticeship programs, and workshops to gain experience and recognition. Opportunities are very limited. Most performers have other careers. Auditions are generally required.

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Knowledge of composition, harmony, arranging, and theory are important. Learn how to use electronic instruments and synthesizers. Develop computer and desktop publishing expertise. Skill on one or more instruments and voice are necessary. Seek grants and awards through foundations. Very few musicians earn living through composing.

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  • Choirs
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  • Opera
  • Armed Forces bands and orchestras
Develop superior musicianship and leadership. Acquire extensive experience in performing groups. Opportunities extremely limited. Gain acceptance into a conductor-training program or related apprenticeship.

MUSIC THERAPY

  • Hospitals: general and psychiatric
  • Special education facilities
  • Mental health centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Correctional facilities
  • Private practice
  • Outpatient clinics
Take courses in psychology, social work, or education. Earn a master’s degree in music therapy and seek certification. Volunteer in a rehabilitation setting. Must demonstrate a genuine interest in helping people.

MUSIC LIBRARIES

  • Colleges and universities
  • Conservatories
  • Public libraries
  • Radio and television stations
Develop computer and research skills. Gain thorough knowledge of music and musicology. Earn master’s degree in library/information science.

RECORDING INDUSTRY

  • Publishing and Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Promotion/Media Relations
  • Publicity
  • Administration
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Product Management
  • Production recording studios (most located in New York City, Los Angeles, and Nashville)
Complete an internship at a record company. Take business courses to work in management or administration. Journalism, public relations, and communication classes helpful for work in areas of promotion. Gain sales experience for marketing. Must interact well with people and develop persuasion tools. Knowledge of electronics, audio engineering, and recording knowledge required for production. Work or volunteer at a campus or local radio station. Join organizations involved with bringing events and entertainment to campus. Work at a retail record store to learn about the industry.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Music and Program Direction
  • On Air Performance
  • Promotion
  • Voice Overs
  • Copyright/Clearance
  • Administration
  • Music License Administration
  • Music Editing, Production, and Composing
  • Sound Mixing
  • Post Production
  • Research
  • Radio and television stations
  • Virtual reality sound environments e.g. Internet sites, software creators
Take classes in communications, broadcasting, or journalism. Work at on-campus radio station. Complete an internship at a television or radio station. Develop computer-related skills such as software development and programming.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Sales
  • Music Journalism
  • Law
  • Music shops
  • Record stores
  • Instrument manufacturers
  • Music-related publications
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Entertainment law firms
Music shops
Record stores
Instrument manufacturers
Music-related publications
Magazines and newspapers
Entertainment law firms

General Information

  • Finding positions in the music industry requires a combination of talent, training, connections and some luck. Perseverance is required!
  • Develop competencies in business management, computers, marketing, or other areas to broaden range of employment possibilities.
  • Develop a variety of skills. Become “multitalented.”
  • Confidence, personality, a positive attitude, and a love of music are important to success.
  • Need basic tools of self-promotion.
  • Some jobs may require you to join unions or guilds.
  • Performers often travel frequently and must be flexible regarding their work schedules.
  • Gain experience working for a music publisher or other businesses in the entertainment industry.
  • Majoring in music provides students with a sense of aesthetics and an understanding of human expression valuable to many employers.

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Prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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