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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:
Barber, K.L. Futterer, K.T. Futterer, Hukill
Assistant Professors:
B. Clements, J. Clements,
del Grazia, Gale, Reed, Todd
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
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1__25,7,10,T 2 MUS 1__25,7,10,T 2
MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1 MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1
MUS 1501 Band, MUS 1571 University Choir or MUS 1681 Concert Chorale3,T 1 MUS 1501 Band, MUS 1571 University Choir or MUS 1681 Concert Chorale3 1
MUS 1713 Theory IT 3 MUS 1723 Theory II 3
MUS 1731 Ear Training IT 1 MUS 1741 Ear Training IIT 1
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University1 1 Piano Exit Exam4 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4
Beginning Language I11 3 Beginning Language II11 3
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1__25,7,10,T 2 MUS 1__25,7,10,T 2
MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1 MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1
MUS 1501 Band, MUS 1571 University Choir or MUS 1681 Concert Chorale3,T 1 MUS 1501 Band, MUS 1571 University Choir or MUS 1681 Concert Chorale3,T 1
MUS 2713 Theory III 3 MUS 2723 Theory IV 3
MUS 2731 Ear Training III 1 MUS 2741 Ear Training IV 1
Sophomore Barrier Jury6 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Speech1,T 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 3773 History of Music I 3 MUS 3783 History of Music II 3
Elective8,9,T 7 Elective8,9,T 7
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
 
Senior
Fall Spring
MUS 3692 History of Music III 2 Fine Arts & Humanities1,3,T 3
Elective8,9,T 14 Elective8,9,T 10
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Piano (MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano) 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 Band, MUS 1571 University Choir or MUS 1681 Concert Chorale 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 Vocal Diction I, MUS 2191 Vocal Diction II) 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 Band, MUS 1571 University Choir or MUS 1681 Concert Chorale.
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
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1__28,T 2 MUS 1__28,T 2
MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1 MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1
MUS 1501 BandT 1 MUS 1501 BandT 1
MUS 1713 Theory IT 3 MUS 1723 Theory II 3
MUS 1731 Ear Training IT 1 MUS 1741 Ear Training II 1
MUS 2441 Class VoiceT 1  
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University 1
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 SEED 2002 Introduction to Secondary EducationT 2
SPH 2003 Public SpeakingT 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1__28 2 MUS 1__28,T 2
MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1 MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1
MUS 1501 BandT 1 MUS 1501 BandT 1
MUS 2713 Theory III 3 MUS 2723 Theory IV 3
MUS 2731 Ear Training III 1 MUS 2741 Ear Training IV 1
MUS 3401 Brass Instruments 1 MUS 3481 Stringed Instruments 1
Sophomore Barrier Jury3 0
Piano Exit Exam 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 3__28 2 MUS 3__28 2
MUS 3421 Woodwind Instruments, Double Reeds 1 MUS 3281 Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials I 1
MUS 3501 Band 1 MUS 3431 Woodwind Instruments, Single Reeds 1
MUS 3773 History of Music I 3 MUS 3501 Band 1
MUS 3802 Principles of Conducting 2 MUS 3702 Music Educational Technology 2
MUS 4461 Percussion Instruments 1 MUS 3762 Instrumental and Choral Arranging 2
MUS 4712 Form and Analysis 2 MUS 3783 History of Music II 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Senior
Fall Spring
SEED 3552 Adolescent Development5 2 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 6
SEED 4052 Adolescent Exceptionalities5 2 SEED 4556 Classroom Application of Educational Psychology5 6
MUS 3__28 2 MUS 4001 Senior Recital 1
MUS 3501 Band 1 MUS 4281 Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials II 1
MUS 3692 History of Music III 2  
MUS 3853 Music in the Elementary Classroom4 3
MUS 4971 Marching Band Techniques 1
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 14
 
Senior 9th Semester
Fall    
SEED 4503 Seminar in Secondary Education 3    
SEED 4809 Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School6,7 9    
Total Hours 12    
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
2Piano (MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano) 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
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1202 Applied Music - PianoT 2 MUS 1202 Applied Music - PianoT 2
MUS 1501 BandT 1 MUS 1501 BandT 1
MUS 1713 Theory IT 3 MUS 1723 Theory IIT 3
MUS 1731 Ear Training IT 1 MUS 1741 Ear Training IIT 1
MUS 2441 Class VoiceT 1 MUS 2201 Accompanying SeminarT 1
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University 1
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 SPH 2003 Public SpeakingT 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 SEED 2002 Introduction to Secondary EducationT 2
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1202 Applied Music - PianoT 2 MUS 1202 Applied Music - PianoT 2
MUS 1501 BandT 1 MUS 1501 BandT 1
MUS 2713 Theory III 3 MUS 2201 Accompanying Seminar 1
MUS 2731 Ear Training III 1 MUS 2723 Theory IV 3
MUS 3401 Brass Instruments 1 MUS 2741 Ear Training IV 1
MUS 3481 Stringed Instruments 1
Sophomore. Barrier Jury2 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14
 
Junior
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
MUS 3202 Applied Music - Piano 2 MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 3421 Woodwind Instruments, Double Reeds 1 MUS 3202 Applied Music - Piano 2
MUS 3501 Band 1 MUS 3281 Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials I 1
MUS 3702 Music Educational Technology 2 MUS 3431 Woodwind Instruments, Single Reeds 1
MUS 3773 History of Music I 3 MUS 3501 Band 1
MUS 3802 Principles of Conducting 2 MUS 3783 History of Music II 3
MUS 4712 Form and Analysis 2 MUS 4461 Percussion Instruments 1
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Senior
Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 SEED 4556 Classroom Application of Educational Psychology3 6
SEED 3552 Adolescent Development3 2 MUS 3442 Piano Pedegogy 2
SEED 4052 Adolescent Exceptionalities 2 MUS 3762 Instrumental and Choral Arranging 2
MUS 3202 Applied Music - Piano 2 MUS 4001 Senior Recital 1
MUS 3501 Band 1 MUS 4281 Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials II 1
MUS 3692 History of Music III 2 MUS 4701 Special Methods in Music 1
MUS 3853 Music in the Elementary Classroom 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
 
Senior 9th Semester
Fall    
SEED 4503 Seminar in Secondary Education 3    
SEED 4809 Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School3,4 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
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1202 Applied Music - PianoT 2 MUS 1202 Applied Music - PianoT 2
MUS 1571 University Choir, MUS 1581 Chamber Choir or MUS 1681 Concert ChoraleT 1 MUS 1231 Applied Music - Voice 1
MUS 1713 Theory IT 3 MUS 1571 University Choir, MUS 1581 Chamber Choir or MUS 1681 Concert ChoraleT 1
MUS 1731 Ear Training IT 1 MUS 1723 Theory II 3
MUS 2441 Class VoiceT 1 MUS 1741 Ear Training II 1
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University 1 MUS 2201 Accompanying Seminar 1
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 SPH 2003 Public SpeakingT 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 SEED 2002 Introduction to Secondary EducationT 2
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1202 Applied Music - PianoT 2 MUS 1202 Applied Music - PianoT 2
MUS 1231 Applied Music - VoiceT 1 MUS 1231 Applied Music - VoiceT 1
MUS 1571 University Choir, MUS 1581 Chamber Choir or MUS 1681 Concert ChoraleT 1 MUS 1571 University Choir, MUS 1581 Chamber Choir or MUS 1681 Concert ChoraleT 1
MUS 2713 Theory III 3 MUS 2201 Accompanying Seminar 1
MUS 2731 Ear Training III 1 MUS 2723 Theory IV 3
MUS 2741 Ear Training IV 1
Sophomore Barrier Jury2 0
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14
 
Junior
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
MUS 1231 Applied Music - Voice 1 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 3202 Applied Music - Piano 2 MUS 3202 Applied Music - Piano 2
MUS 3571 University Choir, MUS 3581 Chamber Choir or MUS 3681 Concert Chorale 1 MUS 3571 University Choir, MUS 3581 Chamber Choir or MUS 3681 Concert Chorale 1
MUS 3773 History of Music I 3 MUS 3702 Music Educational Technology 2
MUS 3802 Principles of Conducting 2 MUS 3783 History of Music II 3
MUS 3821 Secondary Choral Methods and Materials 1 MUS 4821 Secondary Choral Methods and Materials II 1
MUS 4712 Form and Analysis 2
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Senior
Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 SEED 4556 Classroom Application of Educational Psychology4 6
SEED 3552 Adolescent Development4 2 MUS 3442 Piano Pedegogy 2
SEED 4052 Adolescent Exceptionalities4 2 MUS 3762 Instrumental and Choral Arranging 2
MUS 3202 Applied Music - Piano 2 MUS 4001 Senior Recital 1
MUS 3441 Instrumental Concepts 1 MUS 4701 Special Methods in Music 1
MUS 3571 University Choir, MUS 3581 Chamber Choir or MUS 3681 Concert Chorale 1
MUS 3692 History of Music III 2
MUS 3853 Music in the Elementary Classroom 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 12
 
Senior 9th Semester
Fall    
SEED 4503 Seminar in Secondary Education 3    
SEED 4809 Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School4,5 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
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1232 Applied Music - VoiceT 2 MUS 1191 Vocal Diction I 1
MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1 MUS 1232 Applied Music - VoiceT 2
MUS 1571 University Choir, MUS 1581 Chamber Choir or MUS 1681 Concert ChoraleT 1 MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1
MUS 1713 Theory IT 3 MUS 1571 University Choir, MUS 1581 Chamber Choir or MUS 1681 Concert ChoraleT 1
MUS 1731 Ear Training IT 1 MUS 1723 Theory IIT 3
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University 1 MUS 1741 Ear Training II 1
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4
MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0 SEED 2002 Introduction to Secondary Education 2
MUS 1232 Applied Music - VoiceT 2 MUS 1000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1 MUS 1232 Applied Music - VoiceT 2
MUS 1571 University Choir, MUS 1581 Chamber Choir or MUS 1681 Concert ChoraleT 1 MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano2,T 1
MUS 2191 Vocal Diction II 1 MUS 1571 University Choir, MUS 1581 Chamber Choir or MUS 1681 Concert ChoraleT 1
MUS 2713 Theory III 3 MUS 2723 Theory IV 3
MUS 2731 Ear Training III 1 MUS 2741 Ear Training IV 1
Sophomore Barrier Jury3 0
Piano Exit Exam 0
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 14
 
Junior
Fall Spring
SPH 2003 Public SpeakingT 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
MUS 3232 Applied Music - Voice 2 MUS 3000 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 3571 University Choir, MUS 3581 Chamber Choir or MUS 3681 Concert Chorale 1 MUS 3191 Vocal Solo Literature 1
MUS 3702 Music Educational Technology 2 MUS 3232 Applied Music - Voice 2
MUS 3773 History of Music I 3 MUS 3571 University Choir, MUS 3581 Chamber Choir or MUS 3681 Concert Chorale 1
MUS 3802 Principles of Conducting 2 MUS 3762 Instrumental and Choral Arranging 2
MUS 3821 Secondary Choral Methods and Materials 1 MUS 3783 History of Music II 3
MUS 4712 Form and Analysis 2 MUS 4821 Secondary Choral Methods and Materials II 1
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
 
Senior
Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
SEED 3552 Adolescent Development5 2 SEED 4556 Classroom Application of Educational Psychology5 6
SEED 4052 Adolescent Exceptionalities5 2 MUS 4001 Senior Recital 1
MUS 3232 Applied Music - Voice 2 MUS 4701 Special Methods in Music 1
MUS 3441 Instrumental Concepts 1 MUS 4832 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUS 3571 University Choir, MUS 3581 Chamber Choir or MUS 3681 Concert Chorale 1
MUS 3692 History of Music III 2
MUS 3853 Music in the Elementary Classroom4 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13
 
Senior 9th Semester
Fall    
SEED 4503 Seminar in Secondary Education 3    
SEED 4809 Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School6,7 9    
Total Hours 12    
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
2Piano (MUS 1441 Class Piano, I, II, III, and IV or MUS 1201 Applied Music - Piano) 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.