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Department of Music


Dr. Cynthia L. Hukill, Head
Witherspoon Hall
Room 107
(479) 968-0368
chukill@atu.edu

Professor:
Barrow
Associate Professors:
Barber, Cooper, K.L. Futterer, K.T. Futterer, Hukill, Kiehl, Parker, T. Smith
Assistant Professors:
B. Clements, J. Clements, del Grazia, Gale
Instructor:
G. Morris

The mission of the Arkansas Tech University Music Department is to fully exercise its tradition of educational and cultural regional leadership to enhance the quality of life through the art form of music, providing undergraduate educational, artistic, and career opportunities for individuals and the greater society.

The music department has an established reputation for the superior quality of the music teacher preparation program and for high standards in musical performance. Arkansas Tech University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The goals of the music department are:

  1. To provide excellence in music instruction;
  2. To provide music instruction for students desiring to pursue music-related studies as a major, as preparation for graduate music studies, and as preparation for a career in music;
  3. To provide music curricula leading to the Baccalaureate of Arts with a major in music;
  4. To provide the necessary and desirable professional preparation for the training of accredited music teachers for public schools (Baccalaureate in Music Education);
  5. To provide opportunities for meaningful professional growth through direct involvement in musical performance;
  6. To provide educational and artistic service to students, the institution, the community, and the region;
  7. To encourage creative work and research; and
  8. To dedicate policies and resources for effectiveness in departmental programs.

An audition, demonstrating acceptable musical preparation, is required prior to enrollment as a major in music.

To meet the requirements for the baccalaureate degree in music, the student must complete 124 semester hours, including 8 hours of applied music and successful completion of the Sophomore Barrier and Keyboard Proficiency Exams, 4 hours in required ensembles (band or choir), 16 hours in music theory and ear training; and 8 hours of music history.

In order to meet the requirements for the baccalaureate degree in music education, students must complete 134-138 semester hours as indicated in the appropriate music education curriculum. Instrumental and keyboard music education majors must complete one semester of class voice. A senior recital is required.

All music majors must demonstrate acceptable piano proficiency or enroll in class or applied piano each semester until successful completion of the appropriate Piano Proficiency Exit Exam. The fee for class piano is $10 per semester. All music majors are required to attend a prescribed number of campus concerts and recitals. Successful completion of 6 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 one-hour lesson and 12 hours of practice per week and carries two semester hours of credit. Students may elect enrollment as a non-major, subject to faculty availability. Such study involves one thirty-minute lesson, 6 hours of practice per week, and assigned ensemble participation. A fee of $40 per semester credit hour is assessed for all applied music study.

Curriculum in Music
Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0
MUS 1713T 3 MUS 1723 3 MUS 2713 3 MUS 2723 3
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1741T 1 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2741 1
MUS 1__25,7,11,T 2 MUS 1__25,7,11,T 2 MUS 1__25,7,11,T 2 MUS 1__25,7,11,T 2
MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1 MUS 1501, 1571 or 16813,T 1 MUS 1501, 1571 or 16813,T 1
MUS 1501, 1571 or 16813,T 1 MUS 1501, 1571 or 16813 1 Foreign LanguageT 4-3 Foreign LanguageT 4-3
Mathematics1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Elective9,10,T 0-1 Sophomore Barrier Jury6 0
Physical Activity1,T 1 Physical Activity1,T 1 Elective9,10,T 0-1
Keyboard Proficiency Exam4 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 3000 0 MUS 3000 0 MUS 3692 2 Humanities3,T 3
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3783 3 Elective9,10 14 Elective9,10 13
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts1,8,T 3
Elective9,10 7 Elective9,10 7
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Piano (MUS 1441 or MUS 1021) to be taken each semester until completion of Piano Exit Exam. Students completing the exam upon entrance may substitute music elective hours for the requirement.
3Enrollment in MUS 1501, 1571 or 1681 to be selected by advisor. Only one credit per semester may be used for completion of major ensemble requirement.
4Successful completion required for graduation.
5Vocal majors are encouraged to enroll in Vocal Diction (MUS 1241, 2241, 2252) for elective credit.
6Successful completion required for enrollment in upper-level applied study for two hour credit and for completion of all music degrees.
7Concurrent enrollment is required for applied study in appropriate MUS 1501, 1571 or 1681.
8MUS 2003 may not be used for fulfillment of Fine Arts requirement.
9Elective courses to obtain a minimum of sixty-six non-music hours (21-23 in addition to General Education and Foreign Language hours).
10Elective courses to obtain a minimum of forty 3000/4000 level hours (32 in addition to music history hours).
11See course descriptions for the appropriate applied music course number.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.
Curriculum in Music Education For Teacher Licensure8
(Instrumental Music Option)
Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0
MUS 1__29,T 2 MUS 1__29,T 2 MUS 1__29 2 MUS 1__29,T 2
MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1
MUS 1501T 1 MUS 1501T 1 MUS 1501T 1 Piano Exit Exam 0
MUS 1713T 3 MUS 1723 3 MUS 2713 3 MUS 1501T 1
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1741 1 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2723 3
MUS 2441T 1 ENGL 10231,T 3 MUS 3401 1 MUS 2741 1
ENGL 10131,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Social Sciences1,T 3 MUS 3481 1
Mathematics1,T 3 SPH 2003T 3 Physical Activity1,T 1
Physical Activity1,T 1 Science with Lab1,T 4
SEED 2002T 2
Sophomore Barrier Jury3 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 3000 0 MUS 3000 0 MUS 3__29 2 SEED 45565 6
MUS 3__29 2 MUS 3__29 2 MUS 3501 1 MUS 4281 1
MUS 3501 1 MUS 3501 1 MUS 3692 2 MUS 4701 1
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3783 3 MUS 38534 3 MUS 4001 1
MUS 3802 2 MUS 3762 2 SEED 35525 2 Social Sciences1,T 3
MUS 3421 1 MUS 3281 1 SEED 40525 2 Fine Arts1,6,T 3
MUS 4712 2 MUS 3431 1 Humanities1,T 3
MUS 4461 1 MUS 3702 2
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Senior 9th Semester
Fall
SEED 4503 3
SEED 48097,8 9
Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
2Piano (MUS 1441 or MUS 1201) to be taken each semester until successful completion of Piano Exit Exam.
3Required for enrollment in upper-level applied study for two-hour credit and for completion for all music degrees
4Prerequisite: successful completion of Piano Exit Exam.
5Prerequisite: admission to Stage II.
6MUS 2003 may not be used to fulfill Fine Arts requirement.
7See admission policy and procedure.
8For licensure, students must pass the Praxis II music specialty and Principles of Learning and Teaching exam.
9See course descriptions for the appropriate applied music course number.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.
Curriculum in Music Education for Teacher Licensure8
(Vocal Music Option)
Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0
MUS 1232T 2 MUS 1232T 2 MUS 1232T 2 MUS 1232T 2
MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or 12012,T 1
MUS 1571, 1581 or 1681T 1 MUS 1571, 1581 or 1681T 1 MUS 1571, 1581 or 1681T 1 Piano Exit Exam 0
MUS 1713T 3 MUS 1723T 3 MUS 2241 1 MUS 1571, 1581 or 1681T 1
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1741 1 MUS 2713 3 MUS 2251 1
ENGL 10131,T 3 MUS 1241 1 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2723 3
Mathematics1,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 MUS 2741 1
Physical Activity1,T 1 Social Sciences1,T 3 Physical Activity1,T 1 Science with Lab1,T 4
SEED 2002 2
Sophomore. Barrier Jury3 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 3000 0 MUS 3000 0 MUS 3232 2 MUS 4001 1
MUS 3232 2 MUS 3232 2 MUS 3571, 3581 or 3681 1 MUS 4701 1
MUS 3571, 3581 or 3681 1 MUS 3571, 3581 or 3681 1 MUS 3692 2 MUS 4832 2
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3783 3 MUS 38534 3 SEED 45565 6
MUS 4712 2 MUS 3762 2 MUS 3441 1 Social Sciences1,T 3
MUS 3802 2 MUS 4821 1 SEED 35525 2 Fine Art1,6,T 3
MUS 3821 1 Social Sciences1,T 6 SEED 40525 2
MUS 3702 2 Humanities1 3
SPH 2003T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Senior 9th Semester
Fall
SEED 4503 3
SEED 48097,8 9
Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
2Piano (MUS 1441 or MUS 1201) to be taken each semester until successful completion of Piano Exit Exam.
3Required for enrollment in upper-level applied study for two-hour credit and for completion for all music degrees.
4Prerequisite: successful completion of Piano Exit Exam.
5Prerequisite: admission to Stage II.
6MUS 2003 may not be used to fulfill Fine Arts requirement.
7See admission policy and procedure.
8For licensure, students must pass the Praxis II specialty and Principles of Learning and Teaching exam.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.
Curriculum in Music Education For Teacher Licensure6
(Keyboard Vocal Music Option)
Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0
MUS 1202T 2 MUS 1202T 2 MUS 1202T 2 MUS 1202T 2
MUS 1571, 1581 or 1681T 1 MUS 1571, 1581 or 1681T 1 MUS 1571, 1581 or 1681T 1 MUS 1571, 1581 or 1681T 1
MUS 1713T 3 MUS 1723 3 MUS 1231T 1 MUS 1231T 1
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1741 1 MUS 2713 3 MUS 2201 1
MUS 2441T 1 MUS 1231 1 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2723 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 MUS 2201 1 Science with Lab1,T 4 MUS 2741 1
Mathematics1,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 SPH 2003T 3
Physical Activity1,T 1 Science with Lab1,T 4 Physical Activity1,T 1 SEED 2002T 2
Sophomore Barrier Jury2 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 3000 0 MUS 3000 0 MUS 3692 2 MUS 4001 1
MUS 3202 2 MUS 3202 2 MUS 3202 1 MUS 3762 2
MUS 3571, 3581 or 3681 1 MUS 3571, 3581 or 3681 1 MUS 3571, 3581 or 3681 2 MUS 3442 2
MUS 1231 1 MUS 3783 3 MUS 3853 3 SEED 45565 6
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3702 2 MUS 3441 1 Social Sciences1,T 3
MUS 4712 2 MUS 4821 1 SEED 35525 2 MUS 4701 1
MUS 3802 2 Social Sciences1,T 3 SEED 40525 2
MUS 3821 1 Fine Arts1,4,T 3 Humanities1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
Senior 9th Semester
Fall
SEED 4503 3
SEED 48095,6 9
Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
2Required for enrollment in upper-level applied study for two-hour credit and for completion for all music degrees.
3Prerequisite: admission to Stage II.
4MUS 2003 may not be used to fulfill Fine Arts requirement.
5See admission policy and procedure.
6For licensure, students must pass the Praxis II specialty and Principles of Learning and Teaching exam.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.
Curriculum in Music Education for Teacher Licensure5
(Keyboard Instrumental Music Option)
Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0
MUS 1202T 2 MUS 1202T 2 MUS 1202T 2 MUS 1202T 2
MUS 1501T 1 MUS 1501T 1 MUS 1501T 1 MUS 1501T 1
MUS 1713T 3 MUS 1723T 3 MUS 2713 3 MUS 2723 3
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1741T 1 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2741 1
MUS 2441T 1 MUS 2201T 1 MUS 3401 1 MUS 2201 1
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 MUS 3481 1
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Social Sciences1,T 3 SPH 2003T 3
Physical Activity1 1 Physical Activity1,T 1
SEED 2002T 2
Sophomore. Barrier Jury2 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MUS 3000 0 MUS 3000 0 MUS 3692 2 MUS 4001 1
MUS 3202 2 MUS 3202 2 MUS 3202 1 MUS 3762 2
MUS 3501 1 MUS 3501 1 MUS 3501 2 MUS 4281 1
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3783 3 MUS 3853 3 MUS 4701 1
MUS 3421 1 MUS 3431 1 SEED 35524 2 MUS 3442 2
MUS 4712 2 MUS 3281 1 SEED 4052 2 SEED 45564 6
MUS 3802 2 MUS 4461 1 Humanities1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
MUS 3702 2 Fine Arts1,3,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Senior 9th Semester
Fall
SEED 4503 3
SEED 48094,5 9
Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Required for enrollment in upper-level applied study for two-hour credit and for completion of all music degrees.
3MUS 2003 may not be used to fulfill Fine Arts requirement.
4See admission policy and procedure.
5For licensure, students must pass the Praxis II specialty and Principles of Learning and Teaching exam.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.