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Music Degrees Conditions Instrumental Performance Track (Non-keyboard)
Admission Requirements: Freshmen Credit by Examination Jazz Studies Performance Track
Admission Requirements: Transfer Students Bachelor of Music Education Degree Keyboard Performance Track
Music Department Residency Requirements Choral/General Music Birth-21 Certification Voice Performance Track
Admission to Advanced Standing Instrumental Music: Birth-21 Certification Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree Music Major
Graduation Requirements Bachelor of Music - Performance Concentration Music Minor

 

 


 

Music

 

Faculty

Erin Aldridge, Associate Professor (Orchestra, Violin)

Pamela Bustos, Associate Professor (Band, Clarinet, Music Education)

Matthew Faerber, Professor (Choir, Music Education)

E. Beth Gilbert, Professor (Piano, Music Theory)

Brett Jones, Assistant Professor (Percussion, World Music)

Hope Koehler, Assistant Professor (Voice, Opera Workshop)

Greg Kehl Moore, Associate Professor (Jazz Studies, Saxophone)

Norma Stevlingson, Professor (Organ, Harpsichord, Music History)

 

Cooperating Academic Staff

Elisa Belck, Lecturer, (French horn)

Dennis Berryhill, Lecturer, (Piano Technology)

Bradley Bombardier, Lecturer, (Bassoon, Orchestration)

Nixon Bustos, Lecturer, (String Bass)

Tracey Gibbens, Lecturer, (Trombone, Tuba)

Kevin Hoeschen, Lecturer, (Viola)

Tyler Kaiser, Lecturer, (Guitar)

William Koehler, Lecturer (Voice)

Janell Kokkonen Lemire, Lecturer, (Harp)

Rebecca Peterson, Lecturer, (Cello)

Regina Roemhildt, Lecturer, (Elementary Music Education)

Earl Salemink, Lecturer, (Trumpet)

Alexander Sandor, Lecturer, (Piano)

Kathryn Sandor, Lecturer, (Flute)

Laurie Van Brunt, Lecturer, (Oboe, English Horn)

 

Music Degrees

The Music Department offers curricula leading to the following degrees:

      Bachelor of Music Education (Comprehensive)

                  A. Choral/General Music: Birth-21 Certification

                  B. Instrumental Music: Birth-21 Certification

      Bachelor of Music (Comprehensive)

            Performance Concentration       

                  A. Instrumental Performance Track

                  B. Jazz Studies Performance Track

                  C. Keyboard Performance Track

                  D. Voice Performance Track

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

      Music minor

 

All degree programs in Music are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

 

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 non-comprehensive 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 piano proficiency examination before the last semester prior to graduation, or before student teaching if majoring in music education. Students with credits in MUSI 236, 237 238, 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 (must pass a minimum of eight semesters) 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, 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 or paper. 

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

(Comprehensive)

 

A. Choral/General Music: Birth-21 Certification 

Major requirements:    

MUSI 145 Italian-English Diction                                                                                 1 credit  

MUSI 171 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 172 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit   

MUSI 173 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits    

MUSI 174 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 271 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 272 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 273 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 274 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 372 Counterpoint                                                                                               3 credits

MUSI 264 Music History                                                                                             2 credits

MUSI 364 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 365 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 369 Choral Pedagogy                                                                                        1 credit  

MUSI 370 Vocal Pedagogy                                                                                         1 credit

MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting                                                                                  2 credits

MUSI 381 Advanced Conducting                                                                                 1 credit

MUSI 482 Conducting Practicum                                                                                 1 credit

MUSI 384 Choral Techniques and Literature                                                                2 credits

MUSI 395 Half Recital                                                                                                 1 credit

Applied Major (voice or keyboard)* +                                                                         12 credits

Applied Minor (keyboard or voice) #                                                                            3 credits

Major ensemble (MUSI 110/310)*                                                                              7 credits

Minor ensemble (MUSI 107/307)                                                                                 2 credits

MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters)*                                      0 credits

Pass piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching  

Total                                                                                                                           61 credits

 

Additional courses needed for certification in general music:

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture                                                                            3 credits*

MUSI 382 Elementary Music Methods                                                                         3 credits

MUSI 386 Secondary General Music Methods                                                             2 credits

ART 222 or COMM 122                                                                                             3-4 credits*

Total                                                                                                                             11-12 credits

*General Education courses

 

Teacher Education

TED 200 Introduction to Education                                                                               3 credits

TED 253 Human Development                                                                                     3 credits

TED 270 Multicultural Non-Sexist Education                                                                3 credits

TED 300 Principles of Learning                                                                                    3 credits

TED 443 Student Teaching                                                                                           12 credits

TED 465 Using Literary Processes in the Content Area                                                 3 credits

TED 494 Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching                                                 2 credits

Total                                                                                                                            29 credits

 

Totals by Category

Major                                                                                                                    61 credits

Teacher Education                                                                                                 29 credits

General Education                                                                                                 39 credits

Grand Total                                                                                                        129 credits

 

*Every semester enrolled in the program

+Must include four credits above 300

#Three semesters at one credit each

 

B. Instrumental Music: Birth-21 Certification

Major requirements:   

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture                                                                            3 credits

MUSI 171 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 172 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 173 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 174 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits  

MUSI 271 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 272 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 273 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 274 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 373 Form and Analysis                                                                                      2 credits

MUSI 374 Orchestration                                                                                              2 credits

MUSI 264 Music History                                                                                             2 credits

MUSI 364 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 365 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 140 Voice Techniques                                                                                       1 credit

MUSI 141 Woodwind Techniques                                                                               1 credit

MUSI 143 Percussion Techniques                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 241 Brass Techniques                                                                                        1 credit

MUSI 243 String Techniques                                                                                        1 credit

MUSI 379 Jazz Pedagogy and Literature                                                                      2 credits

MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting                                                                                  2 credits

MUSI 381 Advanced Conducting                                                                                 1 credit

MUSI 482 Conducting Practicum                                                                                 1 credit

MUSI 385 Instrumental Methods                                                                                  2 credits

MUSI 388 Band/Orchestra Literature                                                                           2 credits

MUSI 395 Half Recital                                                                                                 1 credit

Applied Major*+                                                                                                         12 credits

Applied Minor#                                                                                                            2 credits

Major Ensemble (MUSI 112/312 or MUSI 114/314)*                                                 4 credits

Minor Ensemble (MUSI 104, 105, 106, 108, 115)^                                                     2 credits

 

 

MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters)*                                     0 credit

Pass piano proficiency exam prior to student teaching

   

Total                                                                                                                             67 credits

 

Teacher Education

TED 200 Introduction to Education                                                                               3 credits

TED 253 Human Development                                                                                     3 credits

TED 270 Multicultural Non-Sexist Education                                                                3 credits

TED 300 Principles of Learning                                                                                    3 credits

TED 443 Student Teaching                                                                                           12 credits

TED 465 Using Literary Processes in the Content Area                                                 3 credits

TED 494 Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching                                                 2 credits

Total                                                                                                                             29 credits

 

Totals by Category

Major                                                                                                                    67 credits

Teacher Education                                                                                                 29 credits

General Education                                                                                                 39 credits

Grand Total                                                                                                          135 credits

 

*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)

^Students must enroll in ensembles using their primary instrument.

 

Bachelor of Music 

Performance Concentration

(Comprehensive) 

The Bachelor of Music degree is intended for highly qualified students who are capable of pursuing advanced studies beyond a baccalaureate degree and/or a professional career in music. Enrollment is contingent upon a special performance jury that occurs no earlier than the end of the first semester of study. This special performance jury must also be passed for a student transferring into the Bachelor of Music degree program from another degree program or from another institution.

 

A. Instrumental Performance Track: (Non-Keyboard)

Major requirements:                                                          

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture                                                                            3 credits

MUSI 171 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 172 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 173 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 174 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 271 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 272 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 273 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 274 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 372 Counterpoint                                                                                               3 credits

MUSI 373 Form and Analysis                                                                                      2 credits

MUSI 264 Music History                                                                                             2 credits

MUSI 364 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 365 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting                                                                                  2 credits

MUSI 275 Composition

or

MUSI 192 Jazz Improvisation                                                                                           2 credits

Applied Major (Four credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major)*#       24-30 credits

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

Minor Ensemble (MUSI 104-106, 108, 109, 111, 115)                                                    2 credits

Repertory/Pedagogy (MUSI 151/351 or 152/352 or 155/355 or 157/357)                       1 credit

MUSI 395 Half Recital                                                                                                     1 credit

MUSI 495 Full Recital                                                                                                      2 credits

MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters)*                                         0 credit

Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation

 

Total                                                                                                                              74-80 credits

 

Totals by Category

Major                                                                                                                     74-80 credits

General Education                                                                                                   36 credits

Electives                                                                                                                  4-10 credits

Grand Total                                                                                                          120 credits

 

#Minimum of 16 credits at the 400 level

*Every semester enrolled in the program

 

B. Jazz Studies Performance Track

Major requirements  

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture                                                                            3 credits

MUSI 171 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 172 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 173 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 174 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 175 Introduction to Jazz Theory                                                                         3 credits

MUSI 192 Jazz Improvisation*                                                                                     8 credits

MUSI 193 Jazz Arranging and Composing                                                                    1 credit

MUSI 266 Jazz Appreciation                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 271 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 272 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 273 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 274 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 372 Counterpoint                                                                                               3 credits

MUSI 373 Form and Analysis                                                                                      2 credits

MUSI 264 Music History                                                                                             2 credits

MUSI 364 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 265 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 379 Jazz Pedagogy and Literature                                                                      2 credits

MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting                                                                                  2 credits

Applied Major (Two credits per semester upon acceptance as jazz studies major)*#    12-16 credits

Major Ensemble (MUSI 110, 112 or 114)*                                                                  8 credits

MUSI 111 Jazz Ensemble or MUSI 109 Jazz Combo*                                                 2 credits

MUSI 395 Half Recital (Classical)                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 495 Full Recital (Jazz)                                                                                        2 credits

MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters)*                                      0 credit

Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation     

      

Total                                                                                                                             76-80 credits

  

Totals by Category

Major                                                                                                                           76-80 credits

General Education                                                                                                         36 credits

Electives                                                                                                                       4-8 credits

Grand Total                                                                                                                120 credits

 

#Minimum of four credits at the 300 level

*Every semester enrolled in the program

 

 

C. Keyboard Performance Track

Major requirements:                                                    

MUSI 171 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 172 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 173 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 174 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 271 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 272 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 273 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 274 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 372 Counterpoint                                                                                               3 credits

MUSI 373 Form and Analysis                                                                                      2 credits

MUSI 275 Composition

or

MUSI 192 Jazz Improvisation                                                                                       2 credits

MUSI 264 Music History                                                                                             2 credits

MUSI 364 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 365 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting                                                                                  2 credits

Applied Major*

MUSI 136/236 Piano, 137/237 Organ, or 138/238 Harpsichord
(Four credits per semester upon acceptance as performance major)                              8-14 credits

MUSI 436 Piano, 437 Organ, or 438 Harpsichord                                                       16 credits

Applied Minor (136, 137, or 138)#                                                                              2 credits

Major ensemble (110/310, 112/312 or 114/414)                                                          4 credits

Minor ensemble (Pianists: 113/313 or 115/315; Organists: 107/307)                             1 credit

MUSI 191/391 Accompanying practicum+                                                                   3 credits

MUSI 153/353 Piano Repertory (four semesters) 

or

MUSI 154/354 Organ Repertory (six semesters)

or

MUSI 158/358 Harpsichord Repertory (four semesters)                                               4-6 credits

MUSI 187/387 Piano Pedagogy (piano majors only)                                                     2 credits

MUSI 394 Piano Technology (piano majors only)                                                         1 credit

MUSI 395 Half Recital                                                                                                 1 credit

MUSI 495 Full Recital                                                                                                  2 credits

MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters)*                                      0 credit

 

Total                                                                                                                           74-83 credits

  

Totals by Category

Major                                                                                                                        74-83 credits

General Education                                                                                                     39 credits

Electives                                                                                                                   0-7 credits

Grand Total                                                                                                          120 credits

 

*Every semester enrolled in the program 

#One credit per semester for a minimum of two credits

+Three semesters at one credit each

  

D.  Voice Performance Track

Major requirements:                                                          

MUSI 145 English and Italian Diction                                                                            1 credit

MUSI 146 French and German Diction                                                                         1 credit

MUSI 171 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 172 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 173 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 174 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 271 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 272 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 273 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 274 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 372 Counterpoint                                                                                               3 credits

MUSI 373 Form and Analysis                                                                                      2 credits

MUSI 264 Music History                                                                                             2 credits

MUSI 365 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 366 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 370 Vocal Pedagogy                                                                                         1 credit

MUSI 380 Beginning Conducting                                                                                  2 credits

MUSI 275 Composition

or

MUSI 192 Jazz Improvisation                                                                                       2 credits

Applied Major 239/439*
(Four credits per semester upon acceptance as voice performance major)#                    24-30 credits

MUSI 110/310 Choir*                                                                                                 8 credits

Minor ensemble 107/307/317**                                                                                   2 credits

MUSI 156 Vocal Repertoire                                                                                        1 credit

MUSI 395 Half Recital                                                                                                 1 credit

MUSI 495 Full Recital                                                                                                  2 credits

MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters)*                                      0 credit

Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation

           

Total                                                                                                                              74-80 credits

 

Additional requirements

Foreign language                                                                                                           8 credits

COMM 125 Beginning Acting                                                                                      3 credits

 

Totals by Category

Major                                                                                                                        74-80 credits

General Education                                                                                                     36 credits

Additional requirements                                                                                             11 credits

Grand Total                                                                                                              121-127 credits

 

* Every semester enrolled in the program

# Minimum of 16 credits of MUSI 439.

** One credit must be in MUSI 317

 

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree Music Major

 

Major requirements:                                                    

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture                                                                            3 credits

MUSI 171 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 172 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 173 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 174 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 271 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit   

MUSI 272 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 273 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 274 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 372 Counterpoint                                                                                               3 credits

MUSI 373 Form and Analysis                                                                                      2 credits

MUSI 264 Music History                                                                                             2 credits

MUSI 364 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

MUSI 365 Music History                                                                                             3 credits

Applied major (minimum of six semesters)*+                                                                 8 credits

Major ensemble (110/310, 112/312, or 114/314)*                                                       8 credits

MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class (must pass eight semesters)*                                     0 credit

Pass piano proficiency exam prior to graduation   

 

Total                                                                                                                             48 credits

 

Totals by Category

Major                                                                                                                        48 credits   

Minor                                                                                                                         22-24 credits

General Education                                                                                                       36 credits

Electives                                                                                                                     12-14 credits

Grand Total                                                                                                              120 credits

 

*Every semester enrolled in the program

+Must include two credits at 300 level

 

Music minor

 

Minor Requirements:                                                            

MUSI 160 Music Appreciation                                                                                     3 credits

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture                                                                            3 credits  

MUSI 171 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 172 Ear Training                                                                                                1 credit

MUSI 173 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

MUSI 174 Theory                                                                                                        3 credits

Major ensemble (MUSI 110, 112, or 114)                                                                   4 credits

MUSI 150 Concert/Recital Class (must pass four semesters)                                         0 credit

Applied Music 120-139 (4 semesters on same instrument at 1 credit each)                    4 credits

 

Total                                                                                                                              22 credits

 

Other requirements:

Piano proficiency equivalent to MUSI 103.

Completion of a major.

Completion of the General Education requirements.

Electives to complete the 120-credit requirement (may include additional music courses.)