See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.

Bachelor of Music Education Degree
        A. Choral Music - Grades 9-12 certification
        B. General Music - K-12 certification
        C. Instrumental Music K-12 Certification
Bachelor of Music Degree Performance
        A. Instrumental Performance
        B. Jazz Performance
        C. Keyboard Performance
        D. Voice Performance
Bachelor of Music Degree Composition
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in music
Music Minor - Liberal Arts
Music Minor - Elementary Music Education

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Music
 

Faculty
Diane S. Balko, Associate Professor (Orchestra/Violin)
Thomas A. Bumgardner, Professor (Chair, Voice)
Patricia Childress, Assistant Professor (Band, French Horn)
Matthew Faerber, Assistant Professor (Choir, Music Education)
E. Beth Gilbert, Professor (Piano)
Gregory Moore, Assistant Professor (Jazz Studies/Saxophone)
Norma Stevlingson, Professor (Organ/Harpsichord)

Cooperating Faculty
Harris Balko (Voice, Music Education)
Laurie Bastian (String Techniques)
Bradley Bombardier (Bassoon, Composition)
Tracey Gibbens (Trombone, Low Brass)
Kevin Hoeschen (Viola)
Betsy Husby (Cello)
Ruth Jacobson (Voice)
Tyler Kaiser (Guitar, Composition)
Janell Kokkonen Lemire (Harp)
Zach Miller (Percussion)
Vincent Osborne (String Bass)
Kristine Peterson (Clarinet, Piano)
Rebecca Peterson (Cello)
Kathryn Sandor (Flute)
Laurie Van Brunt (Oboe, English Horn)
Ann M. West (Trumpet)
 

Music Degrees
The Music Department offers curricula leading to the following degrees:

Bachelor of Music in Performance
Bachelor of Music in Composition
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

All degree programs in Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Admission Requirements: Freshmen
Upon admission to the university, all prospective music majors must audition for admission to the Music Department and take placement examinations in piano and music theory. At the end of the first semester, and again at the end of the sophomore year, students will be advised concerning their potential to succeed in their chosen field.

Admission Requirements: Transfer students
Students transferring from other institutions must perform an audition on their major instrument and take placement examinations in keyboard, music history and theory before registering for music courses at UW-Superior.

Music Department Residency Requirement:
All students, including transfer students, who wish to earn a degree in music from UW-Superior must complete at UW-Superior at least 18 credits in music for a comprehensive degree, and at least 12 credits in music for a noncomprehensive degree.

Admission to Advanced Standing:
Before enrolling for Applied Music courses numbered above 300, students must take the Advanced Standing Exam in Applied Music. This is normally done at the end of the fourth semester of applied study.

Graduation Requirements
All students majoring in music or music education must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Complete the sequence of courses for one of the degree programs listed below with a grade of C- or better in each music course required for the major, and a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Grades in applied music, ensembles and repertory classes will be excluded when computing this average.

2. Pass the keyboard proficiency examination before graduation or before practice teaching if majoring in music education. Students with credits in MUSI 336, 337, 338, 436, 437, 438 are exempt from this requirement.

3. Participate in a major ensemble each semester enrolled except during practice teaching. The major ensembles are Symphonic Band (for woodwind, brass and percussion majors as well as keyboard majors with a secondary band instrument), University Orchestra (for string majors as well as keyboard majors with a secondary string instrument) and A Cappella Choir (for voice majors as well as keyboard majors with a secondary interest in voice).

4. Satisfy the graduation requirements listed in the front section of this catalog.

5. Capstone Experience: For students majoring in Music Education, the capstone experience is student teaching or interning. For students majoring in performance or composition, the capstone experience is the senior recital. For students earning the Bachelor of Arts/Science degree, the capstone experience, approved by the major advisor, may be a recital, a creative work such as a composition or arrangement, or an independent research project.

Conditions:
Students may not enroll on a Pass- Fail basis in any course required for the major except MUSI 150/350.

Credit by Examination:
The Music Department offers credit by examination in the following music courses: 141, 142, 145, 146, 147, 148, 160, 161, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 241, 264, 266, 271, 272, 341, 342, 364, 365, 369.


Bachelor of Music Education Degree

A. Choral Music - Grades 9-12 certification
Requires a teaching minor outside music or certification in general music, K-12.

Major Requirements Credits
MUSI 145 Italian Diction 1
MUSI 146 German Diction 1
MUSI 147 French Diction 1
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 271 Ear Training 1
MUSI 272 Ear Training 1
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 274 Theory 3
MUSI 372 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 364 Music History 3
MUSI 365 Music History 3
MUSI 369 Vocal/Choral Pedagogy 2
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2
MUSI 381 Advanced Conducting 2
MUSI 384 Choral Techniques and Literature 2
Applied Major (voice or keyboard)* 12
Applied Minor (keyboard or voice)# 3
MUSI 110/310 (every semester) 7
MUSI 150/350 Concert Evaluation (every semester) 0

Total 60

Additional courses needed for certification in general music
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture 3
MUSI 148 Guitar/Recorder Class 1
MUSI 382 Elementary Music Methods 3
MUSI 386 Secondary General Methods 2
ART 222 or COMM 122 3-4

Total 12-13

Other Requirements

Teacher Education
TED 200 Introduction To Education 3
TED 253 Human Development 3
TED 270 Multi-cultural Education 3
TED 300 Principles of Learning 3
TED 443 Student Teaching 12
TED 465 Using Literary Processes 3
TED 494 Mainstreaming 2

Total 29

Grand Total
Major 60

Teacher Education 29

General Education 40

Total 129

* Must include four credits above 300

# Three semesters at one credit each.
 
 

Bachelor of Music Education Degree

B. General Music - K-12 certification

Major Requirements Credits
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture 3
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 271 Ear Training 1
MUSI 272 Ear Training 1
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 274 Theory 3
MUSI 372 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis 2
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 364 Music History 3
MUSI 365 Music History 3
MUSI 140 Class Voice* 2
MUSI 148 Guitar Recorder Class 1
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2
MUSI 382 Elementary Music Methods 3
MUSI 386 Secondary General Methods 2

(Applied Major) 8

MUSI 136 Applied Piano+ 3

Major Ensemble (MUSI 110/310, 112/312, or 114/314) (every semester) 7

MUSI 150/350 Concert Evaluation every semester 0

Total 56-57

Other Requirements
ART 222 Art History** 4
or
COMM 122 Theater Appreciation** 3

Teacher Education
TED 200 Introduction To Education 3
TED 253 Human Development 3
TED 270 Multi-Cultural Education 3
TED 300 Principles of Learning 3
TED 443 Student Teaching 12
TED 465 Using Literary Processes 3

Total 29
 

Grand Total

Major 56-57

General Education 43

Teacher Education 29

Total 128-129
 

* Not required if applied major is voice.

**May be used in partial fulfillment of General Education requirements.

# See the Degree Requirements section of this catalog.

+ Three semesters at one credit each, but not required if applied major is keyboard.
 
 

Bachelor of Music Education Degree

C. Instrumental Music K-12 Certification

Major Requirements Credits
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 271 Ear Training 1
MUSI 272 Ear Training 1
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 274 Theory 3
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis 2
MUSI 374 Orchestration 2
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 364 Music History 3
MUSI 365 Music History 3
MUSI 140 Class Voice 1
MUSI 141 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSI 142 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSI 143 Percussion Techniques 1
MUSI 144 Percussion Techniques 1
MUSI 241 Brass Techniques 2
MUSI 242 Brass Techniques 2
MUSI 341 String Techniques 1
MUSI 342 String Techniques 1
MUSI 379 Jazz Pedagogy and Literature 2
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2
MUSI 382 Advanced Conducting 2
MUSI 385 Instrumental Methods 2
MUSI 388 Band/Orchestra Literature 2

Applied Major* 12

Applied Minor# 2

Major Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 or MUSI 114/314) every semester 7

Music 150/350 Concert Evaluation every semester 0

Total 66

Teacher Education
TED 200 Introduction to Education 3
TED 253 Human Development 3
TED 270 Multi-Cultural Education 3
TED 300 Principles of Learning 3
TED 443 Student Teaching 12
TED 465 Using Literary Processes 3
TED 494 Mainstreaming 2

Total 29
 

Grand Total

Major 66

Teacher Education 29

General Education 40

Total 135
 

* Must include four credits above 300 (two semesters at two credits each).

# Two semesters at one credit each must be taken on an instrument outside the student's major instrument family. (Exception: String majors may select another stringed instrument.)
 
 

Bachelor of Music Degree Performance

Performance degrees are intended for highly qualified students who are capable of pursuing advanced studies beyond the baccalaureate degree and/or a professional career in music. First-year enrollment is contingent upon the admission audition and the approval of the faculty in the performance area. Acceptance into the performance area is provisional. Permission to continue will be determined by a jury played before the faculty at the end of the first year. A special entrance audition must also be passed by a student transferring into the performance degree program from another degree program or from another institution.

A. Instrumental Performance: 73-79 credits

Major Requirements Credits
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture 3
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 271 Ear Training 1
MUSI 272 Ear Training 1
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 274 Theory 3
MUSI 372 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis 2
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 364 Music History 3
MUSI 365 Music History 3
MUSI 380 or 381 Conducting 2

Applied Major # 24-30

Major Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 or MUSI 114/314)* 8

Minor Ensemble 2

Repertoire and Pedagogy 2

MUSI 395 Junior Recital 1

MUSI 495 Senior Recital 2

MUSI 150/350 Concert Evaluation * 0

Total 73-79
 

Grand Total

Major 73-79

General Education 36
 

Electives 5-11

Total 120
 

#Minimum of 16 credits at the 400 level

*Every semester enrolled in the program
 

B. Jazz Performance

Major Requirements Credits
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture 3
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 175 Introduction to Jazz Theory 3
MUSI 192 Jazz Improvisation 2
MUSI 193 Jazz Arranging and Composing 1
MUSI 266 Jazz Appreciation 3
MUSI 271 Ear Training 1
MUSI 272 Training 1
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 274 Theory 3
MUSI 372 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis 2
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 364 Music History 3
MUSI 265 Music History 3
MUSI 379 Jazz Pedagogy and Literature 2
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2

Applied Major (Eight semesters at two credits each)# 16

Major Ensemble (MUSI 110, 112 or 114)* 8
MUSI 111 Jazz Ensemble 6
MUSI 109 Jazz Combo 2
MUSI 395 Junior Recital (Classical) 1
MUSI 495 Senior Recital (Jazz) 2
MUSI 150/350 Concert Evaluation* 0

Total 80
 

Grand Total

Major 80

General Education 36

Electives 4

Total 120
 

# Minimum of four credits at the 300 level

*Every semester enrolled in the program
 

C. Keyboard Performance

Major requirements Credits
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 271 Ear Training 1
MUSI 272 Ear Training 1
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 274 Theory 3
MUSI 372 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis 2
MUSI 375 Composition
or
MUSI 192
or
MUSI 378 Jazz Improvisation 2
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 364 Music History 3
MUSI 365 Music History 3
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2

Applied Major
MUSI 136 or 236 Piano** 12
or
MUSI 137 or 237 Organ** 12
or
MUSI 138 or 238 Harpsichord** 12
MUSI 436 Piano 16
or
MUSI 437 Organ 16
or
MUSI 438 Harpsichord 16

Applied Minor
MUSI 136, 137, or 138# 2
Major ensemble (110/310, 112/312 or 114/414) 4
Minor ensemble 1
MUSI 191/391 Accompanying practicum+ 3
MUSI 153/353 Piano Repertory 4 (Four semesters at one credit per semester)
or
MUSI 154/35 Organ Repertory 6 (Six semesters at one credit per semester)
or
MUSI 158/358 Harpsichord Repertory 4 (Four semesters at one credit per semester)
MUSI 187/387 Piano Pedagogy (piano majors only) 2
MUSI 394 Piano Technology 1 (piano majors only)
MUSI 395 Junior Recital 1
MUSI 495 Senior Recital 2
MUSI 150/350 Concert Evaluation  (every semester) 0

Total 80
 

Grand Total

Major 80

General Education 39

Electives 1

Total 120
 

**Freshman year, two credits per semester; Sophomore, Junior and Senior year, four credits per semester

#Required secondary applied keyboard: one credit per semester for a minimum of two credits

+Three semesters at one credit each
 

D. Voice Performance

Major Requirements Credits
MUSI 145 Italian Diction 1
MUSI 146 German Diction 1
MUSI 147 French Diction 1
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 271 Ear Training 1
MUSI 272 Ear Training 1
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 274 Theory 3
MUSI 372 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis 2
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 365 Music History 3
MUSI 366 Music History 3
MUSI 369 Vocal Choral Methods 2
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2
MUSI 375 Composition 2
Applied Major (239/439)# 24-30
MUSI 110/310 Choir (every semester) 8
Minor ensemble (two semesters) 2
MUSI 156 Vocal Repertoire 1
MUSI 395 Junior Recital 1
MUSI 495 Senior Recital 2
MUSI 150/350 Concert Evaluation (every semester) 0

Total 76-82

Foreign language 8
COMM 125 Beginning Acting 3
 

Grand Total

Major 76-82

General Education 36

Foreign Language 8

Total 123-126
 

#Minimum of 16 credits at the 439 level
 

Bachelor of Music Degree Composition

Major Requirements Credits
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture# 3
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 271 Ear Training 1
MUSI 272 Ear Training 1
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 274 Theory 3
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 364 Music History 3
MUSI 365 Music History 3
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2
MUSI 381 Advanced Conducting 2
MUSI 372 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis 2
MUSI 374 Orchestration 2
MUSI 375 Composition 4
MUSI 376 Composition 4
MUSI 377 Jazz Arranging and Composing 4
MUSI 475 Composition 4
Applied Major 8
Applied Keyboard* 4
Major Ensemble (every semester) 8
MUSI 395 Junior Recital+ 1
MUSI 495 Senior Recital+ 2

Total 77
 

Grand Total

Major 77

General Education 39

Electives 4

Total 120

*Four semesters at one credit each. Not required if applied major is keyboard.

+These will be composition recitals of original works by the student that will count as the capstone experience for this degree. The junior recital will be approximately 1/2 hour and the senior recital approximately one hour. Compositions performed by one of the major ensembles on a regularly scheduled program may count toward this requirement.

#Fulfills humanities elective requirement under General Education.
 
 

Bachelor of Arts
or Bachelor of Science Degree
with a major in music

48 credits

Major requirements Credits
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture 3
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 271 Ear Training 1
MUSI 272 Ear Training 1
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 274 Theory 3
MUSI 372 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 373 Form and Analysis 2
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 364 Music History 3
MUSI 365 History 3
Applied major (six semesters) 6
Music electives 2
Major ensemble (110/310, 112/312, or 114/314) every semester 8
MUSI 150/350 Concert Evaluation (every semester) 0

Total 48

Grand Total

Major 48

Minor 22-24

General Education 36

General Electives 12-14

Total 120
 
 

Music Minor - Liberal Arts

25 Credits

Minor Requirements Credits
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 2
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 273 Theory 3
MUSI 264 Music History 2
MUSI 364 Music History 3
MUSI 365 Music History 3
Ensemble (Music 110, 112, or 114) 4
MUSI 150 (four semesters) 0
Music Electives 2

Total 25

Other Requirements
Piano proficiency equivalent to MUSI 103.
Completion of a major.
Completion of the General Education requirements.
General electives to complete the 120-credit requirement (may include additional music courses.)
 
 

Music Minor - Elementary Music Education

23 credits

Minor Requirements Credits
MUSI 171 Ear Training 1
MUSI 172 Ear Training 1
MUSI 173 Theory 3
MUSI 174 Theory 3
MUSI 160 Music Appreciation* 3
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture* 3
MUSI 140 Class Voice 1
MUSI 148 Guitar/Recorder Class 1
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2
Applied Music (three semesters) 3
Ensemble (MUSI 110, 112, or 114) (four semesters) 2
MUSI 150 Concert Evaluation (four semesters) 0

Total 23
 

Other Requirements:

MUSI 382 Elementary Music Methods 3
Piano proficiency equivalent to MUSI 203

*These courses count toward fulfillment of General Education requirements.

+Elementary education majors who complete this minor are exempt from MUSI 170 and 383.