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School of Music 1School of Music Degrees Offered (p. 1) Mission (p. 1) Career Prospects (p. 1) Music Scholarship Resources (p. 1) Performing Ensembles (p. 1)The School of Music has been an important part of WVUs cultural and academic life since 1897. The University has been an institutional member of theNational Association of Schools of Music since 1947. Our active faculty of fifty-two members includes internationally acclaimed artists and scholars whoare distinguished teachers as well. The School is part of the College of Creative Arts, the center for the visual and performing arts at WVU and in thestate of West Virginia.Degrees Offered Bachelor of Arts in Music with three majors: Music (Contemporary and Integrative Performance), Music, and Music Industry Bachelor of Music with eight majors: Music Composition; Music Education; Performance - Instrumental; Performance - Piano with Areas ofEmphasis in Traditional, Coaching/Accompanying, Jazz, and Pedagogy; Performance - Voice; Performance - Woodwinds; Performance - JazzStudies; and Music TherapyMissionThe School of Music, as part of WVUs College of Creative Arts, offers professional preparation for careers in composition, performance, musiceducation, music therapy and music industry as well as the opportunity to study music within a liberal arts curriculum. Its nationally accredited programs,strengthened by creative activity and research, provide an educational environment for the exploration and understanding of music. The music facultyfosters this mission through performances, presentations, recruitment, and service. The School is supported by the resources of a comprehensive land-grant university, supplemented by grants and private donations.Career ProspectsWhen you complete an undergraduate degree in music from WVU, you will have a variety of occupations from which to choose. In preparing for those,depending upon your interests and aspirations, you may pursue one of two degree programs: the bachelor of music (B.M.) or the bachelor of arts (B.A.).The B.M. program offers students several specialized courses of study. Those concentrating in music education are prepared to teach vocal,instrumental, and general music in grades pre-K through adult, as well as to pursue graduate study in the same field. Those majoring in performanceare prepared for careers as performers or for graduate study to further increase their artistry. Those who earn the degree in music therapy are qualifiedto take the national board certification exam offered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists before entering the field. Upon completing a major incomposition, graduates may either begin careers as composers or continue their studies at the graduate level.The B.A. program is designed for those seeking a broad liberal arts education while majoring in music. Depending upon the courses chosen, one canprepare for graduate study in music or in another field.In addition to the undergraduate program, the School of Music offers courses that lead to the following graduate degrees: Master of Music Master of Arts Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Musical ArtsMusic Scholarship ResourcesThe College of Creative Arts and the School of Music offers a limited number of special College-based awards for freshman and current studentsenrolled in its programs. College-based awards are granted on the demonstration of outstanding talent, academic achievement, and the demonstrationof future potential for success in the Music program. Information regarding University, College of Creative Arts and School of Music scholarships can befound at http://ccarts.wvu.edu/academics/scholarships.Performing EnsemblesOne of the hallmarks of the School of Music is its commitment to the study and performance of high-quality and historically significant music from manystyles and genres. WVU music faculty continue to present highly praised performances, both on and off campus. Faculty performing groups includethe Laureate Wind Quintet, the Faculty Jazz Ensemble, and the WVU Chamber Players. WVU student performing groups include a wide range ofopportunities in a variety of musical traditions and styles.2 School of MusicThe student and community performing groups are open to all qualified WVU students by audition. All groups must be taken for credit unless notedbelow.In exceptional cases, high school seniors may perform at a directors discretion in an ensemble for credit, provided the requirements as specified in thiscatalog are met. Qualified high school and junior high students may participate in select WVU student performing ensembles as part of the CommunityMusic Honors Ensemble Program with the permission of the director of the Community Music Program and the ensemble director. For informationcontact the director of the Community Music Program at (304) 293-6946. The Wind Symphony is a select group of the finest wind and percussion performers in the University. Membership is earned through competitiveauditions. The ensemble presents at least four concerts per year comprising the finest classical and contemporary wind literature. The Symphonic Band is a wind band ensemble open to both music and non-music majors. Membership is earned through audition. Emphasis isplaced on learning and performing standard and modern concert literature. This ensemble rehearses two days per week and performs at least oneconcert a semester. The Concert Band is open to any student in the University who wishes to continue his/her musical experience. Membership does not require anaudition. This ensemble meets during the spring semester only and rehearses one day each week. Concerts include music by some of todays topwind band composers and arrangers. The award-winning Mountaineer Marching Band (The Pride of West Virginia) of over 350 members is open by audition to all qualified students inthe University. Its activities are confined to the first semester, during which it presents exciting shows at football games and other special occasionsthroughout the state and the country. The fifty-member Pep Band is open by audition to all qualified WVU students. It performs at mens and womens home basketball games and alsotravels to various tournaments. The award-winning University Symphony Orchestra is open by audition to all qualified WVU students who are proficient in the playing of anorchestral instrument. The repertoire is that of the standard orchestra, with special emphasis on contemporary American music. The University Choir is the flagship choral ensemble, numbering thirty-five to forty vocalists selected by audition. This choir studies and performschallenging repertoire from all stylistic genres, accompanied and a capella. The choir has premiered the music of student composers, participated inseveral recording projects, and presented major concerts both regionally and internationally. The University Choral Union, a choir of approximately 100 voices, studies and performs choral masterworks and other music for large choirs. University students and adult community members may participate; no audition is required. Adult community members need not register. The Men's Chorus and the Women's Chorus are vocal chamber ensembles open by audition to the University. The Opera Theatre mounts fully staged productions of standard operatic repertoire and also presents programs of opera scenes each season. Chamber ensembles feature combinations of woodwinds, brass, percussion, and string instruments and include a variety of large and small jazzensembles, percussion ensembles. world music ensembles, chamber winds, and a new music ensemble.FACULTYINTERIM DIRECTOR Michael Ibrahim - D.M.A. (Manhattan School of Music)SaxophoneDIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES Cynthia Anderson - M.M. (Manhattan School of Music)Oboe, TheoryPROFESSORS Peter Amstutz - D.M.A. (Peabody Conservatory)Coordinator of keyboard instruments, Piano Andrew Kohn - Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)Coordinator of Theory and Composition, Double Bass, Theory Mikylah McTeer - D.M.A. (University of Houston)School of Music 3Coordinator of String Instruments, Violin, Chamber Music David Taddie - Ph.D. (Harvard)Music Theory, Electronic Music Molly Weaver - Ph.D. (University of Michigan)Research Faculty John F. Weigand - D.M.A. (Florida State University)Coordinator of woodwinds, Clarinet, Chamber Music Cecil B. Wilson - Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve University)Associate Provost, Musicology, Nineteenth century music, Orchestration John Winkler - D.M.A. (Northwestern University)Coordinator of brass instruments, Trumpet, Chamber musicASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Mitchell Arnold - D.M.A. (Northwestern University)Director of Orchestral Activities, Conducting Nina Assimakopoulos - M.M. (Munchin Academy of Music)Flute, Chamber Music Lynn Hileman - D.M.A. (Eastman School of Music)Bassoon, Theory Hope Koehler - D.M.A. (University of Kentucky)Coordinator of Voice Studies, Voice Lucy Mauro - D.M.A. (Peabody Conservatory)Piano Pedagogy, Class Piano, Piano, Chamber Music Dena Register - Ph.D (Florida State University)Music Therapy Sandra Schwartz - Ph.D. (University of Miami)Choral Music Education Travis D. Stimeling - Ph.D. (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)Musicology Michael Vercelli - D.M.A. (University of Arizona)Director of World Music Performance Center George Willis - M.M. (Temple University)Coordinator of Percussion StudiesASSISTANT PROFESSORS Robert Chafin - M.M. (University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music)Voice Erin Ellis - D.M.A. (Eastman School of Music)Cello, Chamber Music, String Pedagogy Matthew Heap - Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)Theory, Composition Andrea Houde - M.M. (Peabody Institute)Viola, String Pedagogy, Chamber Music Ching-Wen Hsiao - D.M.A. (Juilliard School)Piano Laura Very Knoop - M.M. (Yale University)Voice - Visiting Evan MacCarthy - Ph.D. (Harvard University)Musicology James Kenon Mitchell - M.M. (Westminster Choir College)Opera, Vocal Coaching - Visiting Angela Munroe - M.M.E. (Northwestern University)General Music Education Kym Scott - D.M.A (University of Southern California)Director of Choral Activities Jared Sims - D.M.A. (Boston University)Director of Jazz Studies4 School of Music Jonas Thoms - M.M. (University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music)Horn, Chamber Music Scott C. Tobias - D.M.A. (The University of Georgia)Director of Bands Darko Velichkovski - M.A. (City University of New York)Director of Music Industry Lindsey Williams - Ph.D. (Florida State University)Music Education - VisitingFACULTY EQUIVALENT ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL Mark Benincosa - M.S. (West Virginia University)Recording Technology Sun Jung Lee - D.M.A. (West Virginia University)Accompanying, Piano, Chamber MusicLECTURERS Clifford BarnesJazz Piano Scott Elliott - M.M. (Duquesne University)Guitar William Koehler - D.M.A. (University of Minnesota)Voice Rebecca Kreider - M.M. (Indiana University)General Education Courses Diana B. Love - Ed.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)Music Education Christine Mazza - M.M. (Cleveland Institute of Music)Harp Carson McTeer - B.A. (Rice University)Tuba, Euphonium, Chamber Music Adam Osmianski - M.M. (West Virginia University)General Education Courses Brian Plitnik - D.M.A. (West Virginia University)Trombone, Euphonium, Chamber Music Kathleen Shannon - D.M.A. (University of Miami)General Education Courses Brian Wolfe - B.M. (West Virginia University)Drum Set, Percussion, Jazz Renee Wyatt - M.M. (West Virginia University)Music EducationPROFESSORS EMERITI John Beall James W. Benner Thomas S. Brown Philip J. Faini Mary Ferer William Haller Barton Hudson Leo Horacek, Jr. Christine B. Kefferstan Gerald Lefkoff James E. Miltenberger Janet Robbins William Skidmore Connie Arau SturmSchool of Music 5 Robert Thieme Virginia Thompson Gilbert Trythall Don G. Wilcox Christopher WilkinsonASSOCIATE PROFESSORS EMERITI Joyce A. Catalfano Rose M. Crain John E. Crotty June D. SwartwoutAdmission into ProgramAcceptance into an undergraduate music degree program is contingent upon both admission to WVU as an undergraduate student and a successfulperformance audition. Auditions are held from late fall through the early spring semester. For maximum scholarship consideration students areencouraged to complete the application (including audition) before March 1. Dates for auditions and details concerning them are available fromthe School of Music and on the website (http://music.wvu.edu/). Special accommodations may be made by contacting the School of Music at (304)293-4532 or Music@mail.wvu.edu.The audition is a preliminary assessment of a students potential for success in the program. Students must audition at a performance level three orabove to be admitted to most courses of study in music. For the Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry a level two is the admission requirement. For theBachelor of Arts in Integrative and Contemporary Performance students must audition at a level four. Students must audition at a performance level sixor above to be admitted to the B.M. degree programs in performance. If a student is admitted, their standing is confirmed or revised after the firstsemester of study. Students should own their own instrument under normal circumstances (except for piano) and a portable (folding) music stand. Music majors can change from one music curriculum to another with faculty approval, particularly during the freshman or sophomore years, without greatloss of course credit. Students are encouraged to explore and follow the curriculum for which they are best qualified and in which they can expect thegreatest success. Evaluation of students work by the School of Music faculty aids these decisions. If students wish a broader, liberal arts-oriented,non-professional program, they may pursue a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree.General Requirements for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts Proficiency Levels (p. 5) Jury Policy (p. 6) General Education Foundations (p. 6) Music Major Core Courses (p. 6) Major Ensemble Requirement (p. 7) Chamber Music Requirement (p. 7) First-Year Seminar, Music Convocation, and Recital Attendance Policies (p. 7) Capstone Requirements (p. 8) Completion of Degree Requirements (p. 8) Music Theory and History Electives (p. 8) Academic Progress (p. 9) Course Substitutions, Curricular Waivers, or Credit by Examination (p. 9)It is possible to complete any music curricula in eight regular semesters with careful planning. Students may elect to take additional courses,lengthening the time spent in their degree program.PROFICIENCY LEVELSBefore graduation, students must satisfy a proficiency level (specified for each curriculum) in their principal performance area and in piano (if requiredin their specific curriculum). In addition to fulfilling the proficiency level requirement in piano indicated in the curriculum, students are required todemonstrate proficiency in keyboard harmony and sight-reading by passing a special examination. Music education majors must satisfy additionalinstrument and voice proficiencies.Students are required to take applied lessons on their principal performance medium each semester until completing the requirements of their specificprogram. Proficiency levels in their principal performance medium are awarded at juries, which are usually given at the end of each semester. Jurypolicies for each principal performance area are provided on the School of Music website and also available from the Directors office or the areacoordinator.6 School of MusicJURY POLICYAll music majors, music minors, and non-majors enrolled in Music 121-127, 221-227, 321-327, 328, 421-427, Music 500, or Music 700 in the fall and/orspring semesters must take a jury.Exceptions will be allowed only in the following cases:1. When an area jury policy has a provision for a waiver.2. In the event of illness or injury. Students who miss juries due to illness or injury will receive an incomplete in Applied Study for the semester andmust make up the jury prior to mid-term during the subsequent semester.Students who are unable to make up a missed jury must submit a written petition to the Director of the School of Music by mid-term of the first semesterfollowing the semester of the original missed jury. The petition must include a complete justification for missing the make-up jury and a written statementof support from the applied faculty member.GENERAL EDUCATION FOUNDATIONSPlease use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement. (http://registrar.wvu.edu/gef)NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFsyou will need to select.General Education FoundationsF1 - Composition & Rhetoric 3-6ENGL 101& ENGL 102Introduction to Composition and Rhetoricand Composition, Rhetoric, and Researchor ENGL 103 Accelerated Academic WritingF2A/F2B - Science & Technology 4-6F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills 3-4F4 - Society & Connections 3F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past 3F6 - The Arts & Creativity 3F7 - Global Studies & Diversity 3F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree) 9Total Hours 31-37Please note that not all of the GEF courses are offered at all campuses. Students should consult with their advisor or academic department regardingthe GEF course offerings available at their campus.MUSIC MAJOR CORE COURSESCourses listed below are required for most majors in the School of Music. However, the BA degree in Music Industry, the BA degree in Contemporaryand Integrative Performance, and the BM in Music Therapy exclude some of these courses.MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 2MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 2MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2 2MUSC 164 Written Theory 2 2MUSC 177 Introduction to Music Listening 1MUSC 189 Music Convocation 0MUSC 261 Aural Theory 3 2MUSC 262 Written Theory 3 2MUSC 263 Aural Theory 4 2MUSC 264 Written Theory 4 2MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1 3MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2 3Total Hours 23School of Music 7MAJOR ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENTCourses listed below may fulfill the major ensemble requirement; however, some majors and areas of emphasis may exclude or require specificensembles as part of their requirements.MUSC 300 Band: Wind Symphony 0-2MUSC 300A Band: Symphonic 0-2MUSC 300B Band: Marching 0-2MUSC 302 University Choral Union 0-1MUSC 303 Orchestra 0-2MUSC 305 University Choir 0-2MUSC 305A University Choir: Concert 0-2MUSC 353 Chamber Music: Large Jazz Ensemble 1 0-1MUSC 353A Chamber Music: Large Jazz Ensemble 2 0-1If a student is a scholarship recipient, they may be called upon to render special service (as a participant in particular organizations or ensembles,as a piano accompanist, etc.) as designated by the School Director. Students whose major performance medium is percussion must, in addition toa major ensemble, register for Freshman Percussion Ensemble, Second Percussion Ensemble, or Percussion 2000 each semester in residence. Students whose major performance medium is guitar must take guitar ensemble as a major ensemble. Students whose major performance medium ispiano: traditional have flexibility fulfilling the major ensemble and chamber music requirements: 8 total credits are needed (2-4 major ensemble and 4-6chamber music).CHAMBER MUSIC REQUIREMENTCourses listed below may fulfill the chamber music requirement; however, some majors and areas of emphasis may exclude or require specific chambermusic courses as part of their requirements.MUSC 340 Chamber Music: Brass 0-1MUSC 341 Chamber Music: Guitar 0-1MUSC 342 Chamber Music: Piano-4 Hand 0-1MUSC 343 Chamber Music: Strings 0-1MUSC 344 Chamber Music: Woodwind 0-1MUSC 345 Chamber Music: Vocal 0-1MUSC 346 Chamber Music: Mixed Ensemble 0-1MUSC 347 Chamber Music: Mountaineer Singers 0-1MUSC 348 Chamber Music: New Music 0-1MUSC 349 Chamber Music: Other 0-1MUSC 351 Chamber Music: Percussion 1 0-1MUSC 352 Chamber Music: Percussion 2 0-1MUSC 353B Chamber Music: Jazz Small Group 0-1MUSC 353C Chamber Music: Jazz Small Group 2 0-1MUSC 353E Chamber Music: Jazz and Ethnic 0-1MUSC 353G Chamber Music: Jazz Vocal Ensemble 0-1MUSC 353H Chamber Music: Jazz Other 0-1MUSC 354 Chamber Music: Gamelan 0-1MUSC 355 Chamber Music: Steel Band 1 0-1MUSC 356 Chamber Music: African 1MUSC 357 Chamber Music: Brazilian 1MUSC 358 Chamber Music: Ethnic 0-1MUSC 359 Chamber Music: Taiko 1FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR, MUSIC CONVOCATION, AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE POLICIESEntering freshman are required to register for First-Year Seminar MUSC 191. Full-time undergraduate music majors beyond first semester freshmanare expected to register for Music Convocation MUSC 189 and to attend five recitals or concerts and five convocation sessions per semester untilcompleting the requirements of their specific curriculum. This requirement may be adjusted for transfer students. B.A. students are required to takeMUSC 189 for two semesters.8 School of MusicCAPSTONE REQUIREMENTSSenior-level capstone courses are required for all degree programs in the School of Music. The required courses are as follows: MUSC 492 for the B.A., MUSC 467 and MUSC 488 for the B.M. in composition, MUSC 487 for the B.M. in music education, MUSC 435 for the B.M. in performance voice, MUSC 435A for the B.M. in performance piano, MUSC 488 for the B.M. in performance instrumental, and MUSC 488 and MUSC 422 for the B.M. in jazz studies.Details about capstone courses in music may be obtained from the instructors of capstone courses.COMPLETION OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTSStudents are responsible for being aware of and correctly fulfilling all graduation requirements. Students should review the curriculum requirementsboth before and after every registration period so that errors or omissions will be detected and corrected immediately. Transfer students must establishtransfer credit from other institutions as early as possible in their WVU studypreferably during the first semester of residence. The degree of Bachelorof Music or Bachelor of Arts is conferred if they comply with the general regulations of the University concerning degrees, satisfy School of Musicrequirements (including expected proficiency levels), and complete an appropriate curriculum with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C). Music education majors must attain a 2.75 grade point average for graduation and certification.Students who receive a grade of A in MUSC 163 may elect to take an honors section of MUSC 263 (offered in the fall) in place of MUSC 261 andMUSC 263. If students achieve a grade of A in MUSC 262, they may elect an upper-division theory analysis course (MUSC 463 or MUSC 464) in placeof the MUSC 264 requirement. If they achieve a grade of A in MUSC 261, they may elect an upper-division theory elective in place of the MUSC 263requirement.MUSIC THEORY AND HISTORY ELECTIVESUnless specified as a degree requirement, upper-division theory electives are:MUSC 265 Instrumentation 2MUSC 266 Orchestration and Band Arranging 2MUSC 311 Introduction to Jazz Improvisation 2MUSC 313 Advanced Jazz Improvisation 2MUSC 360 Composition 2MUSC 362 Instrumentation and Orchestration 3MUSC 461 Counterpoint 2MUSC 462 Counterpoint 2MUSC 463 Analysis of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Music 3MUSC 464 Analysis of Twentieth Century Art Music 3MUSC 465 Electronic Music 2MUSC 466 Electronic Music-Digital Audio 2MUSC 468 Jazz Harmony 2MUSC 480 Arranging for Small Jazz Ensemble 2MUSC 481 Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble 2Unless specified as a degree requirement, upper-division history electives are:MUSC 470 European Music before 1500 3MUSC 471 Music of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 3MUSC 472 Music of the Eighteenth Century 3MUSC 473 Music of the Nineteenth Century 3MUSC 474 Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music 3MUSC 475 History of Jazz 3MUSC 477 Music of Africa 3School of Music 9ACADEMIC PROGRESSIf in the judgment of the faculty, Director, and Dean it will be impossible for students to complete graduation requirements in a reasonable amountof time, their enrollment in the School of Music will be terminated. If students are admitted conditionally, they must make up deficiencies as soonas possible. Further information regarding academic progress policies can be obtained from their advisor, the school director's office, or http://music.wvu.edu/current_students/academic_progress_policy.COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS, CURRICULAR WAIVERS, OR CREDIT BY EXAMINATIONRequests for course substitutions, curricular waivers, or credit by examination must be made in writing to the Director of the School of Music. If theDirector endorses the request, it will be forwarded to the Dean of the College of Creative Arts for final approval.For further information, refer to the undergraduate student resources page on the School of Music website http://music.wvu.edu/current_students or atthe office of the School Director.Minors: General Musicianship (p. 9) Jazz Studies (p. 10) Music Industry (p. 11) Music Performance (p. 11) Music Technology (p. 13) World Music (p. 13)GENERAL MUSICIANSHIP MINORMINOR CODE - U037The minor is designed for the student who wants the broadest possible musical experience. Courses in applied music, music history, and music theoryare equally balanced in this program. This option is intended for students who desire a traditional music minor that includes a balance of applied study,ensembles, history and literature, and theory.A successful audition with the School of Music is required for entrance into the program.A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in all minor coursesApplied Music 4MUSC 328 Applied Lessons for Minors (Audition Required)Music EnsemblesSelect from the following: 4MUSC 101A Band: VarsityMUSC 300 Band: Wind SymphonyMUSC 300A Band: SymphonicMUSC 300B Band: MarchingMUSC 302 University Choral UnionMUSC 303 OrchestraMUSC 304 Introduction To Opera TheatreMUSC 305 University ChoirMUSC 305A University Choir: ConcertMUSC 340 Chamber Music: BrassMUSC 341 Chamber Music: GuitarMUSC 342 Chamber Music: Piano-4 HandMUSC 343 Chamber Music: StringsMUSC 344 Chamber Music: WoodwindMUSC 345 Chamber Music: VocalMUSC 346 Chamber Music: Mixed EnsembleMUSC 347 Chamber Music: Mountaineer SingersMUSC 348 Chamber Music: New MusicMUSC 349 Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349A Chamber Music: Brass Choir10 School of MusicMUSC 349B Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349C Chamber Music: Other-Vocal AccompanimentMUSC 349D Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 351 Chamber Music: Percussion 1MUSC 352 Chamber Music: Percussion 2MUSC 353 Chamber Music: Large Jazz Ensemble 1MUSC 353A Chamber Music: Large Jazz Ensemble 2MUSC 353B Chamber Music: Jazz Small GroupMUSC 353C Chamber Music: Jazz Small Group 2MUSC 353E Chamber Music: Jazz and EthnicMUSC 353G Chamber Music: Jazz Vocal EnsembleMUSC 353H Chamber Music: Jazz OtherMUSC 353I Chamber Music: Jazz Vocal EnsembleMUSC 354 Chamber Music: GamelanMUSC 355 Chamber Music: Steel Band 1MUSC 356 Chamber Music: AfricanMUSC 357 Chamber Music: BrazilianMUSC 358 Chamber Music: EthnicMUSC 359 Chamber Music: TaikoMusic Theory * 4MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1MUSC 162 Written Theory 1Music History ** 3-4MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2Music Electives 4-6Total Hours 19-22* Choice determined by diagnostic test or teacher consent.** MUSC 177 is the normal prerequisite for MUSC 270 or MUSC 271. MUSC 111 qualifies as the non-major prerequisite for MUSC 270 or MUSC271. Although MUSC 111 is not part of the music minor curriculum, it satisfies GEC objectives 4 and 5. If the student does not completeMUSC 111, MUSC 177 must be taken.JAZZ STUDIES MINORMINOR CODE - U107The Minor in Jazz Studies is intended for students with a background in jazz or improvised music. All aspects of jazz are studied, from the early musicto the most recent developments in creative improvised music. A variety of performance opportunities are available for students. The many smalljazz ensembles perform styles ranging from Bebop, Fusion, Salsa, and vocal jazz, to the avant-garde. The large ensembles perform original studentcompositions, and the music of contemporary composers, in addition to traditional big band literature.A successful audition with the School of Music is required for entrance into the program.Applied Music 4MUSC 328 Applied Lessons for MinorsMusic Ensembles 8Hours from the following courses: (may be repeated for credit/audition or consent required for placement):MUSC 353 Chamber Music: Large Jazz Ensemble 1MUSC 353A Chamber Music: Large Jazz Ensemble 2MUSC 353B Chamber Music: Jazz Small GroupMUSC 353E Chamber Music: Jazz and EthnicMUSC 353C Chamber Music: Jazz Small Group 2Jazz Theory and/or History 4MUSC 115 Introduction to History of JazzMUSC 311 Introduction to Jazz ImprovisationSchool of Music 11MUSC 313 Advanced Jazz ImprovisationMUSC 480 Arranging for Small Jazz EnsembleMUSC 481 Arranging for Large Jazz EnsembleMusic Electives 2Total Hours 18MUSIC INDUSTRY MINORMINOR CODE - U134The Music Industry minor provides a strategic core course of study for students interested in pursuing music industry as a secondary field of study.Its curriculum is designed to equip students with the fundamental analytical and creative knowledge and skills necessary for commercial practice inthe music industry. The curriculum consists of online courses, representing a cohesive academic core, covering all the fundamental, interrelated andinterdependent segments of the music industry through methodical study of its foundations, commerce, management and operations.REQUIRED COURSESMinimum grade of C or higher required in all coursesMUSC 411 Intellectual Property in Music Industry 3MUSC 412 Music Product Development and Placement 3MUSC 413 Live Music Industry 3MUSC 414 Recording Industry 3MUSC 415 Music Publishing 3Total Hours 15MUSIC PERFORMANCE MINORMINOR CODE - U133This minor in Performance is intended for the student who has a particular interest in preparing for performing or teaching a particular instrument orvoice. The minor focuses on making music with special emphasis on applied lessons and ensemble experiences. The increased interest of societytoday in the arts is creating many new opportunities for the professional musician and for the private music teacher. Performance areas include: band ororchestra instrument, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, doublebass, piano, and voice.A successful audition with the School of Music is required for entrance into the program.Applied Music 8 hours from the following (audition or consent required for placement) 8MUSC 328 Applied Lessons for MinorsMusic Ensembles 4 hours from the following courses: (audition or consent required for placement) 4MUSC 300 Band: Wind SymphonyMUSC 300A Band: SymphonicMUSC 302 University Choral UnionMUSC 303 OrchestraMUSC 304 Introduction To Opera TheatreMUSC 305 University ChoirMUSC 305A University Choir: ConcertMUSC 340 Chamber Music: BrassMUSC 342 Chamber Music: Piano-4 HandMUSC 344 Chamber Music: WoodwindMUSC 345 Chamber Music: VocalMUSC 346 Chamber Music: Mixed EnsembleMUSC 347 Chamber Music: Mountaineer SingersMUSC 348 Chamber Music: New MusicMUSC 349 Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349A Chamber Music: Brass ChoirMUSC 349B Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349C Chamber Music: Other-Vocal Accompaniment12 School of MusicMUSC 349D Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349E Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349F Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349G Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349H Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349I Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349J Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349K Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349L Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349M Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349N Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349O Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349P Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349Q Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349R Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349S Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349T Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349U Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349V Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349W Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349X Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349Y Chamber Music: OtherMUSC 349Z Collegium MusicumMUSC 351 Chamber Music: Percussion 1MUSC 352 Chamber Music: Percussion 2MUSC 353 Chamber Music: Large Jazz Ensemble 1MUSC 353A Chamber Music: Large Jazz Ensemble 2MUSC 353B Chamber Music: Jazz Small GroupMUSC 353C Chamber Music: Jazz Small Group 2MUSC 353E Chamber Music: Jazz and EthnicMUSC 353G Chamber Music: Jazz Vocal EnsembleMUSC 353H Chamber Music: Jazz OtherMUSC 353I Chamber Music: Jazz Vocal EnsembleMUSC 354 Chamber Music: GamelanMUSC 355 Chamber Music: Steel Band 1MUSC 356 Chamber Music: AfricanMUSC 357 Chamber Music: BrazilianMUSC 358 Chamber Music: EthnicMUSC 359 Chamber Music: TaikoMusic Theory and/or Music History/Literature 4 hours from the following courses: 4MUSC 110 Fundamentals of MusicMUSC 111 Introduction to MusicMUSC 112 Great Composers in PerformanceMUSC 113 Twentieth Century American Pop MusicMUSC 114 Music in the Modern AgeMUSC 115 Introduction to History of JazzMUSC 116 Music in World CulturesMUSC 177 Introduction to Music ListeningMUSC 161 Aural Theory 1MUSC 162 Written Theory 1MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2MUSC 164 Written Theory 2School of Music 13MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1MUSC 311 Introduction to Jazz ImprovisationMUSC 313 Advanced Jazz ImprovisationMUSC 477 Music of AfricaMusic Electives 2Total Hours 18MUSIC TECHNOLOGY MINORMINOR CODE - U109The Minor in Music Technology is intended for students with a background or interest in recording, creating, or producing audio for music or visualmedia. There are two tracks available to suit composers, producers/recording engineers, or both. This minor gives students the opportunity to study andapply the theories and techniques required for successful audio production using a digital audio workstation as well as composition, sound design, audioin multimedia applications, and programming using various software and hardware tools.Select 1 of either Track 1 or Track 2 (listed below) 8-9Track 1: Electronic Music Composition-Required CoursesMUSC 236 Introduction to Recording TechnologyMUSC 460A Electronic Music CompositionMUSC 465 Electronic MusicMUSC 466 Electronic Music-Digital AudioTrack 2: Production/Recording Engineering-Required CoursesMUSC 236 Introduction to Recording TechnologyMUSC 336 Introduction to Digital Audio WorkstationMUSC 437 Practicum-Recording TechnologyRecording Technology Electives (both Track 1 and II) - Select from the following courses: 6MUSC 336 Introduction to Digital Audio WorkstationMUSC 337 Digital Audio Workstation AlternativeMUSC 338 Sound-Games/Visual MediaMUSC 436 Advanced Digital Audio Workstation TechnologyMUSC 437 Practicum-Recording TechnologyMUSC 460A Electronic Music CompositionMUSC 465 Electronic MusicMUSC 466 Electronic Music-Digital AudioMusic Electives (both Track 1 and II) - Select from the following courses: 3MUSC 110 Fundamentals of MusicMUSC 111 Introduction to MusicMUSC 112 Great Composers in PerformanceMUSC 113 Twentieth Century American Pop MusicMUSC 114 Music in the Modern AgeMUSC 115 Introduction to History of JazzMUSC 177 Introduction to Music ListeningMUSC 495 Independent StudyPHYS 107 Physics of MusicTotal Hours 17-18WORLD MUSIC MINORMINOR CODE - U108The minor in World Music is intended for students with a musical interest outside of Western art music. The required courses focus on the relationshipbetween music and culture and support WVU's vision of diversity and the advancement of international activity and global engagement. Studentsmay participate in the School of Music's World Music ensembles, including steel drums, African music and dance, Balinese and Javanese gamelans,Japanese taiko drums, and more. Optional study abroad programs include a summer music program in Ghana and an exchange program withuniversities in Brazil.14 School of MusicA minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all minor courses.Required Courses 6MUSC 116 Music in World CulturesMUSC 477 Music of AfricaMusic Ensembles and/or Chamber-6 Hours (May be repeated for additional credit)MUSC 354 Chamber Music: GamelanMUSC 355 Chamber Music: Steel Band 1MUSC 356 Chamber Music: AfricanMUSC 357 Chamber Music: BrazilianMUSC 358 Chamber Music: EthnicMUSC 359 Chamber Music: TaikoMusic Electives - 6 hours from the following courses: 6MUSC 110 Fundamentals of MusicMUSC 112 Great Composers in PerformanceMUSC 111 Introduction to MusicMUSC 113 Twentieth Century American Pop MusicMUSC 114 Music in the Modern AgeMUSC 115 Introduction to History of JazzMUSC 161 Aural Theory 1MUSC 162 Written Theory 1MUSC 164 Written Theory 2MUSC 177 Introduction to Music ListeningMUSC 236 Introduction to Recording TechnologyMUSC 311 Introduction to Jazz ImprovisationMUSC 328 Applied Lessons for MinorsMUSC 499 Global Service LearningTotal Hours 18
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