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Department of Music

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

Professor:
Barrow, Parker, T. Smith
Associate Professors:
Anderson, Barber, K.L. Futterer, K.T. Futterer, Hukill
Assistant Professors:
B. Clements, J. Clements,
del Grazia, Gale, Reed
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 120 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 129 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 $60 per semester credit hour is assessed for all applied music study.

Curriculum in Music

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4
Mathematics1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Beginning Language I11 3 Beginning Language II11 3
MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0
MUS 1__25,7,10,T 2 MUS 1__25,7,10,T 2 MUS 1__25,7,10,T 2 MUS 1__25,7,10,T 2
MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1
MUS 1501, MUS 1571 or MUS 16813,T 1 MUS 1501, MUS 1571 or MUS 16813 1 MUS 1501, MUS 1571 or MUS 16813,T 1 MUS 1501, MUS 1571 or MUS 16813,T 1
MUS 1713T 3 MUS 1723 3 MUS 2713 3 MUS 2723 3
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1741T 1 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2741 1
TECH 10011 1 Piano Exit Exam4 0 Sophomore Barrier Jury6 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Speech1,T 3 MUS 3692 2 Fine Arts & Humanities1,3,T 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Elective8,9,T 14 Elective8,9,T 10
MUS 3000 0 MUS 3000 0
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3783 3
Elective8,9,T 7 Elective8,9,T 7
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Piano (MUS 1441 or MUS 1201) 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, MUS 1571 or MUS 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 1191, MUS 2191) 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, MUS 1571 or MUS 1681.
8Elective courses to obtain a minimum of sixty-six non-music hours (21-23 in addition to General Education and Foreign Language hours).
9Elective courses to obtain a minimum of forty 3000/4000 level hours (32 in addition to music history hours).
10See course descriptions for the appropriate applied music course number.
11Students may waive three hours of language requirements for every one year of language study in high school with grades of "C" or better.
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.

Music Education for Teacher Licensure

Curriculum in Instrumental Music Option7

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 SEED 2002T 2
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 SPH 2003T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0
MUS 1__28,T 2 MUS 1__28,T 2 MUS 1__28 2 MUS 1__28,T 2
MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1 MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1
MUS 1501T 1 MUS 1501T 1 MUS 1501T 1 MUS 1501T 1
MUS 1713T 3 MUS 1723 3 MUS 2713 3 MUS 2723 3
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1741 1 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2741 1
MUS 2441T 1   MUS 3401 1 MUS 3481 1
TECH 1001 1 Sophomore Barrier Jury3 0
Piano Exit Exam 0
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 SEED 35525 2 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 6
MUS 3000 0 MUS 3000 0 SEED 40525 2 SEED 45565 6
MUS 3__28 2 MUS 3__28 2 MUS 3__28 2 MUS 4001 1
MUS 3421 1 MUS 3281 1 MUS 3501 1 MUS 4281 1
MUS 3501 1 MUS 3431 1 MUS 3692 2  
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3501 1 MUS 38534 3
MUS 3802 2 MUS 3702 2 MUS 4971 1
MUS 4461 1 MUS 3762 2
MUS 4712 2 MUS 3783 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 14
Senior 9th Semester
Fall
SEED 4503 3
SEED 48096,7 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.
6See admission policy and procedure.
7For licensure, students must pass the Praxis II music specialty and Principles of Learning and Teaching exam.
8See 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 Keyboard Instrumental Music Option4

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 SPH 2003T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4 SEED 2002T 2
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 2201 1
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1741T 1 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2723 3
MUS 2441T 1 MUS 2201T 1 MUS 3401 1 MUS 2741 1
TECH 1001 1 MUS 3481 1
Sophomore. Barrier Jury2 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 SEED 45563 6
MUS 3000 0 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 SEED 35523 2 MUS 3442 2
MUS 3202 2 MUS 3000 0 SEED 4052 2 MUS 3762 2
MUS 3421 1 MUS 3202 2 MUS 3202 2 MUS 4001 1
MUS 3501 1 MUS 3281 1 MUS 3501 1 MUS 4281 1
MUS 3702 2 MUS 3431 1 MUS 3692 2 MUS 4701 1
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3501 1 MUS 3853 3
MUS 3802 2 MUS 3783 3
MUS 4712 2 MUS 4461 1
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
Senior 9th Semester
Fall
SEED 4503 3
SEED 48093,4 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.
3See admission policy and procedure.
4For 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 Keyboard Vocal Music Option5

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 SPH 2003T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4 SEED 2002T 2
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, MUS 1581 or MUS 1681T 1 MUS 1231 1 MUS 1231T 1 MUS 1231T 1
MUS 1713T 3 MUS 1571, MUS 1581 or MUS 1681T 1 MUS 1571, MUS 1581 or MUS 1681T 1 MUS 1571, MUS 1581 or MUS 1681T 1
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1723 3 MUS 2713 3 MUS 2201 1
MUS 2441T 1 MUS 1741 1 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2723 3
TECH 1001 1 MUS 2201 1 MUS 2741 1
Sophomore Barrier Jury2 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 SEED 45564 6
MUS 1231 1 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 SEED 35524 2 MUS 3442 2
MUS 3000 0 MUS 3000 0 SEED 40524 2 MUS 3762 2
MUS 3202 2 MUS 3202 2 MUS 3202 2 MUS 4001 1
MUS 3571, MUS 3581 or MUS 3681 1 MUS 3571, MUS 3581 or MUS 3681 1 MUS 3441 1 MUS 4701 1
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3702 2 MUS 3571, MUS 3581 or MUS 3681 1
MUS 3802 2 MUS 3783 3 MUS 3692 2
MUS 3821 1 MUS 4821 1 MUS 3853 3
MUS 4712 2
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 12
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 for all music degrees.
3Prerequisite: admission to Stage II.
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.

Curriculum in Vocal Music Option7

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4
Mathematics1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 MUS 1000 0 SEED 2002 2
MUS 1000 0 MUS 1000 0 MUS 1232T 2 MUS 1000 0
MUS 1232T 2 MUS 1191 1 MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1 MUS 1232T 2
MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1 MUS 1232T 2 MUS 1571, MUS 1581 or MUS 1681T 1 MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1
MUS 1571, MUS 1581 or MUS 1681T 1 MUS 1441 or MUS 12012,T 1 MUS 2191 1 MUS 1571, MUS 1581 or MUS 1681T 1
MUS 1713T 3 MUS 1571, MUS 1581 or MUS 1681T 1 MUS 2713 3 MUS 2723 3
MUS 1731T 1 MUS 1723T 3 MUS 2731 1 MUS 2741 1
TECH 1001 1 MUS 1741 1 Sophomore Barrier Jury3 0
Piano Exit Exam 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 14
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
SPH 2003T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
MUS 3000 0 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 SEED 35525 2 SEED 45565 6
MUS 3232 2 MUS 3000 0 SEED 40525 2 MUS 4001 1
MUS 3571, MUS 3581 or MUS 3681 1 MUS 3191 1 MUS 3232 2 MUS 4701 1
MUS 3702 2 MUS 3232 2 MUS 3441 1 MUS 4832 2
MUS 3773 3 MUS 3571, MUS 3581 or MUS 3681 1 MUS 3571, MUS 3581 or MUS 3681 1
MUS 3802 2 MUS 3762 2 MUS 3692 2
MUS 3821 1 MUS 3783 3 MUS 38534 3
MUS 4712 2 MUS 4821 1
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13
Senior 9th Semester
Fall
SEED 4503 3
SEED 48096,7 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.
6See admission policy and procedure.
7For 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.