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

Faculty
Erin Aldridge, Assistant Professor (Orchestra/Violin)
Pamela Bustos, Assistant Professor (Band, Clarinet)
Matthew Faerber, Associate Professor (Choir, Music Education)
E. Beth Gilbert, Professor (Piano)
Greg Kehl Moore, Associate Professor (Jazz Studies/Saxophone)
Norma Stevlingson, Professor (Organ/Harpsichord)

Cooperating Faculty
Bradley Bombardier (Bassoon, Composition)
Thomas A. Bumgardner, Emeritus Professor (Voice)
Tracey Gibbens (Trombone, Low Brass)
Kevin Hoeschen (Viola, Music and World Culture)
Betsy Husby (Cello)
Ruth Jacobson (Voice)
Tyler Kaiser (Guitar, Composition)
Laura Kimmes (Music Education)
Janell Kokkonen Lemire (Harp)
Zach Miller (Percussion)
Nixon Bustos (String Bass)
Kristine Peterson (Piano, Ear Training)
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 their first semester, and again at the end of their 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. See applied music instructor for information regarding performance standards for this exam.

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 student 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 student 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. Enroll in MUSI 150 each semester except during student teaching.

  5. Satisfy the graduation requirements listed in the front section of this catalog.
  6. 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 full recital. For students earning the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of 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

Credit by Examination
The Music Department offers credit by examination in selected music courses: For further information contact the department chair.

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 * 7
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class * 0
MUSI 395 Half Recital 1
MUSI 490 Conducting Practicum 1
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching.
Total 62

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 Multicultural Non-Sexist Education 3
TED 300 Principles of Learning 3
TED 443 Student Teaching 12
TED 465 Using Literary Processes in the Content Area 3
TED 494 Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching 2
Total 29

Totals by Category
Major 62
Teacher Education 29
General Education 39
Grand Total 130

* Every semester enrolled in the program

+ 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 # 1
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) * 7
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class * 0
Pass piano proficiency prior to student teaching.
Total 55-56

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

Teacher Education
TED 200 Introduction to Education 3
TED 253 Human Development 3
TED 270 Multicultural Non-Sexist Education 3
TED 300 Principles of Learning 3
TED 443 Student Teaching 12
TED 465 Using Literary Processes in the Content Area 3
TED 494 Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching 2
Total 29

Totals by Category
Major 55-56
General Education 33
Teacher Education 29
Electives 2-3
Grand Total 120

*Every semester enrolled in the program

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

# Not required if applied major is voice

+ 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 143 Percussion Techniques 1
MUSI 241 Brass Techniques 2
MUSI 243 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
MUSI 395 Half Recital 1
Applied Major + 12
Applied Minor # 2
Major Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 or MUSI 114/314) * 7
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class * 0
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching
Total 67

Teacher Education
TED 200 Introduction To Education 3
TED 253 Human Development 3
TED 270 Multicultural Non-Sexist Education 3
TED 300 Principles of Learning 3
TED 443 Student Teaching 12
TED 465 Using Literary Processes in the Content Area 3
TED 494 Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching 2
Total 29

Totals by Category

Major 67
Teacher Education 29
General Education 39
Grand Total 135

* Every semester enrolled in the program

# 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.)

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

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 semester. 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: (Non-Keyboard)

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 Conducting 2
MUSI 275 Composition or 192 Jazz Improv 2

Applied Major # 24-30
(Four credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major)
Major Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 or MUSI 114/314) * 8
Minor Ensemble (MUSI 104-106, 108, 109, 111, 115) 2
Repertory (MUSI 151/351 or 152/352 or 155/355 or 157/357) 1
MUSI 395 Half Recital 1
MUSI 495 Full Recital 2
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class * 0
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching
Total 74-80

Totals by Category

Major 74-80
General Education 36
Electives 4-10
Grand 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 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 265 Music History 3
MUSI 379 Jazz Pedagogy and Literature 2
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2
Applied Major # 12-16
(Two credits per semester upon acceptance as jazz performance major)
Major Ensemble (MUSI 110, 112 or 114) * 8
MUSI 111 Jazz Ensemble or MUSI 109 Jazz Combo 8
MUSI 395 Half Recital (Classical) 1
MUSI 495 Full Recital (Jazz) 2
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class * 0
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation

Total 76-80
 

Totals by Category
Major 76-80
General Education 36
Electives 4-8
Grand 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 275 Composition or MUSI 192 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 **
or
MUSI 137 or 237 Organ **
or
MUSI 138 or 238 Harpsichord ** 8-14
and
MUSI 436 Piano
or
MUSI 437 Organ
or
MUSI 438 Harpsichord 16

Applied Minor (136, 137, or 138) # 2
Major ensemble (110/310, 112/312 or 114/414) 4
Minor ensemble (Pianists: 113/313 or 115/315. Organists: 107/307) 1
MUSI 191/391 Accompanying practicum + 3
MUSI 153/353 Piano Repertory
(Four semesters at one credit per semester)
or
MUSI 154/354 Organ Repertory
(Six semesters at one credit per semester)
or
MUSI 158/358 Harpsichord Repertory 4-6
(Four semesters at one credit per semester)
MUSI 187/387 Piano Pedagogy (piano majors only) 2
MUSI 394 Piano Technology (piano majors only) 1
MUSI 395 Half Recital 1
MUSI 495 Full Recital 2
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class* (every semester) 0
Total 74-83
 

Totals by Category
Major 74-83
General Education 39
Electives 0-7
Total 120

* Every semester enrolled in the program 

** Freshman year, two credits per semester; sophomore, junior and senior year, four credits per semester

# 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 Pedagogy 2
MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting 2
MUSI 275 Composition or 192 Jazz Improvisation 2
Applied Major (239/439) 24-30
(Four credits per semester upon acceptance as voice performance major)#
MUSI 110/310 Choir * 8
Minor ensemble 107/307 2
MUSI 156 Vocal Repertoire 1
MUSI 395 Half Recital 1
MUSI 495 Full Recital 2
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class * 0
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation
Total 76-82

Additional requirements

Foreign language 8
COMM 125 Beginning Acting 3
 

Totals by Category
Major 76-82
General Education 36
Additional requirements 11
Total 123-129

* Every semester enrolled in the program

# 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 (110/310, 112/312, or 114/314) * 8
MUSI 395 Half Recital + 1
MUSI 495 Full Recital + 2
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class * 0
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation
Total 77

Totals by Category
Major 77
General Education 36
Electives 7
Total 120

* Every semester enrolled in the program

** 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.


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

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
Applied major (six semesters)+ 8
Major ensemble (110/310, 112/312, or 114/314) * 8
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class * 0
Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation
Total 48

Totals by Category

Major 48
Minor 22-24
General Education 36
Electives 12-14
Total 120

* Every semester enrolled in the program

+ Must include two credits at 300 level

 

Music Minor
(Liberal Arts
)

22 Credits

Minor Requirements Credits
MUSI 160 Music Appreciation 3
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
Major ensemble (MUSI 110, 112, or 114) 4
MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class (four semesters) 0
Applied Music (four semesters) 4
Total 22

Other Requirements
Piano proficiency equivalent to MUSI 103.

Completion of a major.
Completion of the General Education requirements.
E
lectives to complete the 120-credit requirement (may include additional music courses.)