Authors

Document Type

Program Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008

Abstract

KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: 16 October 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Music Department – Joseph Darby, Chair , 8.2140 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Craig Sylvern , 8.2185 TITLE SUMMARY: Bachelor of Music, Music Performance PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes. Program addition Change in requirements* Program deletion Other: Program redesign *Please note that changes pertaining to admission requirements for a major require approval of the Senate Academic Standards Committee. EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Upon successful completion of an audition into the program, students declare a primary instrument or voice; 32 credits of Applied Music must then be taken in the primary instrument or voice. All students must pass a basic piano proficiency test and a basic aural skills test before the end of the sophomore year or they will not be permitted to proceed with the junior recital. A 30- to 40-minute recital on the primary instrument in the junior year and a 60- to 70-minute recital in the senior year are required. Participation in at least one large ensemble appropriate to the student’s program (chosen from MU 172, MU 173, MU 174, MU 175, MU 177, or MU 178) is required each semester of applied music study.* A grade C or higher must be earned in each music course counted toward the major. *Pianists/organists may substitute up to two semesters of MU 171 Piano Ensemble for these ensembles. 2 LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT The student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the School of Arts and Humanities. The complete policy statement appears at the beginning of the Bachelor’s Degree Programs section of this catalog. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 83-85 credits (4 credits will be applied to Integrative Studies Requirements.) * MU 100 Music Workshop (8 semesters) * MU 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, and 414 Applied Music (4 credits each; primary instrument) * MU 101, 102, 201, and 202 Applied Music (1 credit each, 4 credits total; secondary instrument) * IAMU 114 Music Cultures of the World (also meets ISP requirement) * MU 118 and 119 Functional Piano I and II (2 credits each) (Piano majors may substitute MU 181 Accompanying for MU 118 and MU 119 for a total 4 credits) * MU 151, 152, 251, and 252 Music Theory I-IV (2 credits each) Students who do not pass the theory placement test given at the time of their audition are advised to seek a private tutor to eliminate this deficiency before starting the sequence of theory classes. * MU 161, 162, 261, and 262 Aural Skills I-IV (1 credit each) * MU 172, 173, 174, 175, 177, or 178 Ensembles (1 credit each, total 8 credits) * MU 222 Musical Improvisation (1 credit) * MU 310 Western Music Before 1700 (2 credits) * MU 312 Western Music After 1700 * MU 315 Conducting I (2 credits) * MU 404 Analytical Techniques in Music (2 credits) * MU 486 20th-Century Music * And o Vocalists Take: + MU 237 Vocal Pedagogy (2 credits) + MU 238 Vocal Diction (2 credits) + MU 239 Vocal Literature (2 credits) o Instrumentalists Take: + MU 211 Introduction to Electronic Music (2 credits) or MU 235 Performance Literature (guitarists and pianists only – 2 credits) + MU 326 Applied Pedagogy (2 credits) DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 123-125 credits PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM: Upon successful completion of an audition into the program, students declare a primary instrument or voice; 32 credits of Applied Music must then be taken in the primary instrument or voice. All students must pass a basic piano proficiency test and a basic aural skills test before the end of the sophomore year or they will not be permitted to proceed with the junior recital. A 30- to 40-minute recital on the primary instrument in the junior year and a 60- to 70-minute recital in the senior year are required. Participation in at least one large ensemble appropriate to the student’s program (chosen from MU 172, MU 173, MU 174, MU 175, MU 177, or MU 178) is required each semester of applied music study.* A grade C or higher must be earned in each music course counted toward the major. *Pianists/organists may substitute up to two semesters of MU 171 Piano Ensemble for these ensembles. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT The student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the School of Arts and Humanities. The complete policy statement appears at the beginning of the Bachelor’s Degree Programs section of this catalog. INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 83-85 credits (4 credits will be applied to Integrative Studies Requirements.) * MU 100 Music Workshop (8 semesters) * MU 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, and 414 Applied Music (4 credits each; primary instrument) * MU 101, 102, 201, and 202 Applied Music (1 credit each, 4 credits total; secondary instrument) * IAMU 114 Music Cultures of the World (also meets ISP requirement) * MU 118 and 119 Functional Piano I and II (2 credits each) (Piano majors may substitute MU 181 Accompanying for MU 118 and MU 119 for a total 4 credits) * MU 151, 152, 251, and 252 Music Theory I-IV (2 credits each) Students who do not pass the theory placement test given at the time of their audition are advised to seek a private tutor to eliminate this deficiency before starting the sequence of theory classes. * MU 161, 162, 261, and 262 Aural Skills I-IV (1 credit each) * MU 172, 173, 174, 175, 177, or 178 Ensembles (1 credit each, total 8 credits) * MU 222 Musical Improvisation (1 credit) * MU 310 Western Music Before 1700 (2 credits) * MU 312 Western Music After 1700 * MU 315 Conducting I (2 credits) * MU 404 Analytical Techniques in Music (2 credits) * MU 486 20th-Century Music * And 4 o Vocalists Take: + MU 237 Vocal Pedagogy (2 credits) + MU 238 Vocal Diction (2 credits) + MU 235 Performance Literature (2 credits) o Instrumentalists Take: + MU 235 Performance Literature (2 credits) + MU 326 Applied Pedagogy (2 credits) DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 123-125 credits PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: This major emphasizes performance proficiency and applied study of a major instrument or voice. It prepares students for careers in performance, independent teaching, or graduate study leading to the Master of Music degree. RATIONALE: This change is being made to: 1. establish parity within all the performance degree areas. Currently, vocalists, pianists, and guitarists are required to enroll in a literature course, but wind players and percussionists take Introduction to Electronic Music instead. Requiring this course of all majors will assure that students in all performance areas are enrolled in comparable curricula; and, 2. eliminate redundancy in the course offerings. The Music Department offers two literature courses for performance majors, MU 235 and MU 239, but their descriptions and learning outcomes are very similar. Creating a single course would consolidate and simplify the department’s course offerings. RESOURCES: No additional resources would be needed for vocal, piano, or guitar literature sections (these are already offered regularly). Since there are very few performance majors in the wind/percussion area (currently five), the wind and percussion section will be offered as needed, and will be taught by a specialist in that area. What additional library resources will be required? None ADVISORY OPINIONS: n/a

Source

Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

Music Performance Program Proposal

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