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Arkansas Tech University         2002-2003 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Department of Music

V. Andy Anders, Head
Witherspoon Hall, Room 106
(479) 9680368
Andy.Anders@mail.atu.edu

Professor: Barrow
Associate Professors:
Anders, Cooper, K.L. Futterer,
K.T. Futterer, N. Herrick,
Kiehl, P.D. Parker
Assistant Professors:
K. Johnson, T. Smith,
Instructors: H. Gale, Kimball

The Department of Music has an established reputation for the superior quality of the music teacher preparation program and for high standards in musical performance. The various musical organizations have been identified as distinctive or exemplary programs and have been featured on state, regional, and national convention programs. Arkansas Tech University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The objectives of the music department are:

1. To provide the necessary and desirable professional preparation for the training of accredited music teachers for the public schools.

2. To provide undergraduate competencies required of those students desiring to pursue performance or academic careers in graduate programs.

3. To provide opportunities for the cultural growth and development of all college students.

4. To provide opportunities for meaningful professional growth through direct involvement in musical performance in large and small vocal and/or instrumental ensembles.

5. To provide musical, cultural, and educational leadership for the institution, community, and state.

6. To provide a variety of extracurricular and publicrelations functions for the university community.

To meet the requirements for the baccalaureate degree in music, the student must complete 124 semester hours. The music major must include 16 hours in applied music; 8 hours in required ensembles (band, choir, or orchestra); 16 hours in music theory and ear training; and 13 hours in music history, counterpoint, and form analysis.

To meet the requirements for the baccalaureate degree in music education, students must complete 134138 hours as given in the curriculum in music education. Keyboard and instrumental majors must have one semester of class voice or choir.

All instrumental and vocal majors must demonstrate acceptable piano proficiency or enroll in piano class (MUS 1441) or applied piano (MUS 1201) each semester until passing the Piano Proficiency Exit Exam. Four hours of accompanying seminar (MUS 2201-33201) are required of piano majors.

A senior recital is required of all students. Music majors are required to perform in student recitals each semester. All music majors are required to attend a prescribed number of campus concerts and recitals. Successful completion of six semesters of recital attendance is required.

Private instruction in the student's major performance area is required of all music majors. Such study involves one onehour lesson or equivalent per week and carries two semester hours credit. Students may elect to study in additional areas of applied music for either one or two hours credit. A fee of $20 per semester hour credit is assessed for all applied music study. The fee for class piano and for class voice is $10 per semester.

Lessons and practice requirements for the applied music courses are as follows: Twohour credit courses, one onehour lesson and 12 hours of practice a week; onehour credit courses, one 30minute lesson and six hours practice a week. The twohour courses are primarily for music majors.
Curriculum in Music

Freshman Year

Hours

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)2

6

Social Sciences2

3

Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)1

0

Ear Training I and II (MUS 1731, 1741)

2

Theory I and II (MUS 1713, 1723)

6

Class Piano (MUS 1441, I and II)1, Piano (MUS 1201)1 or Accompanying Seminar (MUS 2201)1

0-2

Applied Music (MUS 1__2)1, 4

4

Band, Orchestra, University Choir, or Concert Chorale (MUS 1501, 1561, 1571, or 1681)1

2

Algebra for General Education or College Algebra (MATH 1103 or 1113)2

3

Physical Activity2

2

Total

28-30

Sophomore Year

Science2

8

Foreign Language

68

Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)1

0

Ear Training III and IV (MUS 2731, 2741)

2

Theory III and IV (MUS 2713, 2723)

6

Class Piano (MUS 1441, III and IV)1, Piano (MUS 1201)1 or Accompanying Seminar
(MUS 2201)1

0-2

Applied Music (MUS 1__2)1, 5

4

Band, Orchestra, University Choir, or Concert Chorale (MUS 1501, 1561, 1571, or 1681)1

2

Total

2832

Junior Year

Social Sciences2

9

Fine Arts2

3

Recital Attendance (MUS 3000)1

0

Applied Music (MUS 3__2)1

4

History of Music I and II (MUS 3773, 3783)

6

Counterpoint (MUS 3712)

2

Band, Orchestra, University Choir, Concert Chorale, or Accompanying Seminar (Mus 3501, 3561, 3571, 3681, or 4201)1

2

Electives or Minor Field Courses3

6

Total

32

Senior Year

Humanities2

3

History of Music III (MUS 3793)

3

Senior Recital (MUS 4001)

1

Applied Music (MUS 3__2)1

4

Electives or Minor Field Courses3

15-21

Form Analysis (MUS 4712)

2

Band, Orchestra, University Choir, Concert Chorale, or Accompanying Seminar
(Mus 3501, 3561, 3571, 3681, or 4201)1

2

Total

30-36

1This course will be taken each semester.

2See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" on page82.

3 Elective hours are to be selected from non-music courses. The student may choose a variety or concentration of course selection according to individual interests and career objectives.

4Voice majors must take MUS 1231, Applied Voice, and MUS 1241, 1251, Italian Diction, each semester.

5Voice majors must take MUS 1231, Applied Voice, and MUS 2241 or 2251, German Diction or French Diction, each semester.

Curriculum in Music Education for Teacher Licensure 4, 5
(Instrumental Music Option)

Freshman Year

Hours

Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)1

0

Applied Music (MUS 1__2)1

4

Class Piano I, II (MUS 1441)3 or Piano (MUS 1201)1

0-2

Stringed Instruments (MUS 1481)

1

Band (1501)1

2

Music Theory I, II (MUS 1713, 1723)

6

Ear Training I, II (MUS 1731, 1741)

2

Class Voice (MUS 2441)

1

English Composition I, II (ENGL1013, 1023)2

6

Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)2

3

Physical Activity2

2

Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)

3

Total

30-32

Sophomore Year

Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)1

0

Applied Music (MUS 1__2)1

4

Class Piano III, IV (MUS 1441)3 or Piano (MUS 1201)1

0-2

Band (1501)1

2

Woodwind Instruments (MUS 2421, 2431)

2

Music Theory III, IV (MUS 2713, 2723)

6

Ear Training III, IV (MUS 2731, 2741)

2

Science2

8

Public Speaking (SPH 2003) or Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)

3

Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)

2

Physical Activity2

1

Total

30-32

Junior Year

Recital Attendance (MUS 3000)1

0

Brass Instruments (MUS 3401)

1

Applied Music (MUS 3__2)1

4

Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials I (MUS 3281)

1

Band (3501)1

2

History of Music I, II (MUS 3773, 3783)

6

Principles of Conducting (MUS 3802)

2

Percussion Instruments (MUS 4461)

1

Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)

3

American Government (POLS 2003)

3

Fine Arts2

3

Social Science2

3

Educational Technology (SEED 3702)

2

Total

31

Senior Year

Counterpoint (MUS 3712)

2

Orchestration (MUS 3762)

2

History of Music III (MUS 3793)

3

Music in the Elementary Classroom (MUS 3853)

3

Senior Recital (MUS 4001)

1

Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials II (MUS 4281)

1

Form Analysis (MUS 4712)

2

Humanities2

3

Social Science2

3

Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)

4

Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)

6

Total

30

Senior 9th Semester

Special Methods in Music (MUS 4701)

1

Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)

3

Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School (PK-12) (SEED 4809)

9

Total

13

1This course will be taken every semester.

2See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" on page82.

3Students demonstrating acceptable proficiency may be exempted from the piano requirement.

4For licensure, students must pass the Praxis II speciality area exams.

5Keyboard majors wishing to certify will be advised by the music department head to determine appropriate courses.

Curriculum in Music Education for Teacher Licensure4
(Vocal Music Option)

Freshman Year

Hours

Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)1

0

Applied Music (MUS 1231)1

2

Italian Diction (MUS 1241, 1251)

2

Class Piano I, II (MUS 1441)3 or Piano (MUS 1201)1

0-2

Stringed Instruments (MUS 1481)

1

University Choir (MUS 1571)1 or Concert Chorale (MUS 1681)1

2

Music Theory I, II (MUS 1713, 1723)

6

Ear Training I, II (MUS 1731, 1741)

2

English Composition I, II (ENGL1013, 1023)2

6

Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)2

3

Physical Activity2

2

Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)

3

Total

29-31

Sophomore Year

Recital Attendance (MUS 1000)1

0

Applied Music (MUS 1231)1

2

Class Piano III, IV (MUS 1441)3 or Piano (MUS 1201)1

0-2

University Choir (MUS 1571)1 or Concert Chorale (MUS 1681)1

2

German Diction (MUS 2241)

1

French Diction (MUS 2251)

1

Woodwind Instruments (MUS 2401)

1

Music Theory III, IV (MUS 2713, 2723)

6

Ear Training III, IV (MUS 2731, 2741)

2

Brass Instruments (MUS 3401)

1

Science2

8

Public Speaking (SPH 2003) or Communication and the Classroom Teacher (SPH 3083)

3

Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)

2

Physical Activity2

1

Total

32

Junior Year

Recital Attendance (MUS 3000)1

0

Applied Music (MUS 3232)1

4

University Choir (MUS 3571)1 or Concert Chorale (MUS 3681)1

2

History of Music I, II (MUS 3773, 3783)

6

Principles of Conducting (MUS 3802)

2

Secondary Choral Methods and Materials I (MUS 3821)

1

Percussion Instruments (MUS 4461)

1

Vocal Solo Literature and Pedagogy (MUS 4832)

2

Educational Technology (SEED 3702)

2

American Government (POLS 2003)

3

Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)

3

Fine Arts2

3

Social Science2

3

Total

32

Senior Year

Counterpoint (MUS 3712)

2

Orchestration (MUS 3762)

2

History of Music III (MUS 3793)

3

Music in the Elementary Classroom II (MUS 3853)

3

Senior Recital (MUS 4001)

1

Form Analysis (MUS 4712)

2

Secondary Choral Methods and Materials II (MUS 4821)

1

Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)

4

Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)

6

Social Science2

3

Humanities2

3

Total

30

Senior 9th Semester

Special Methods in Music (MUS 4701)

1

Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)

3

Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School (PK-12) (SEED 4809)

9

Total

13

1This course will be taken every semester.

2See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" on page82.

3Students demonstrating acceptable proficiency may be exempted from the piano requirement.

4For licensure, students must pass the Praxis II speciality area exams.



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