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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

October 4, 2000

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Lynn Pifer. Belknap Hall 05, x4384,  lpifer@mnsfld.edu.

AAC is about to consider the following package from Music:

 

Addition of a SOPHOMORE REVIEW

 

In addition to checking students' grades and progress during the first three semesters, the Music Department proposes a Sophomore Review during February of the second sophomore semester.

REVIEW COMPONENTS:

1. Performance on major instrument

2. Sight singing

3. Conducting for meter identification

4. Written career goals (failing this area would not preclude continuation, but would necessitate monitoring the student closely.)

5. QPA review

6. Piano proficiency progress review

 

With the exception of the written career goal component, a student who fails two of the remaining five components would be placed on probation and not allowed to continue until successful remediation has taken place.

 

 

COURSE CHANGE:

MU 521 Choral Literature

 

Change from 3 graduate credits to 2 graduate credits, 3 lecture clock hours to 2 lecture clock hours, and from 3 lecture contact hours to 2 lecture contact hours.

Purpose of change: Changing the existing choral literature course from 3 credits to 2 credits will allow the department to offer this course as a one week summer course.

 

 

COURSE CHANGE:

MU 519 Interpretation of Selected Repertoire

Change from 3 graduate credits to 2 graduate credits, 3 lecture clock hours to 2 lecture clock hours, and from 3 lecture contact hours to 2 lecture contact hours.

Purpose and nature of change: To reduce from 3 semester hours to 2 semester hours

 

 

 

NEW COURSE:

MU 437/537 Wind Band Literature

The study of wind band literature considered standard in performance repertoire at high school level with an emphasis on developing the skills to recognize works that are artfully crafted.

2 undergraduate credits, 2 graduate credits, 2 lecture clock and contract hours.

Prerequisite: MU 519 Interpretation of Selected Repertoire

 

 

 

NEW COURSE:

MAP 515/615 Applied Conducting

Private study in the art of conducting. Students develop and refine conducting skills, applying learned techniques and gestural language to various musical compositions.

1-2 graduate credits to 1 lab hour, .333333 to .666666 lab contract hours

Prerequisites: MM Candidates must have completed a basic conducting and secondary or advanced conducting course (i.e. MU 350/351 or equivalent)

 

 

 

NEW COURSE:

MU 545 Vocal/Choral Music Methods

The study of a suitable choral program in an institutional setting. The course emphasizes the teaching of voice and ensemble singing through the developmental stages of singers, from child to adult. Students observe and participate in vocal/choral music-making with elementary through collegiate level choirs.

2 graduate credits, clock and contract hours 2 lecture, 1 lab

Prerequisites: undergraduate music degree and MU 550


NEW PROGRAM PROPOSAL: Master of Music in Conducting

Rationale: to expand the current Master of Music program to include advanced training in conducting and attract students with this talent and interest.

Description: The Master of Music in Conducting program is designed specifically to meet the needs of musicians who wish to strengthen their knowledge, understanding, and skills in choral or instrumental conducting.

One year residency required.

 

MASTER OF MUSIC --- CONDUCTING (choral emphasis)

Major Area

10 credits

MU 550

Advanced Choral Conducting*

2

MAP 615

Applied Conducting

2

MU 596

Recital

2

MU 521

Choral Literature

2

MU 545

Vocal/Choral Methods

2

Other Studies in Music

15 credits

MU 500

Methods & Materials of Research

3

MU 510

Form and Analysis

3

MU 529

Seminar in Music Literature

3

MAP 500 or 510

Secondary Applied Voice or Piano

2

MU 552 or 553

Diction for Singers

2

MEN 500 or 501

Choral Ensemble

2

Electives

5 credits

TOTAL CREDITS

30 credits

MASTER OF MUSIC --- CONDUCTING (instrumental emphasis)

Major Area

10 credits

MU 551

Advanced Instrumental Conducting*

2

MAP 615

Applied Conducting

2

MU 596

Recital

2

MU 537

Wind Band Literature

2

MU 597

Independent Study
(Rehearsal Techniques for Wind Conductors)

2

Other Studies in Music

15 credits

MU 500

Methods & Materials of Research

3

MU 510

Form and Analysis

3

MU 529

Seminar in Music Literature

3

MAP

Applied Instrumental Lessons

2

MU 519

Interpretation of Selected Repertory

2

MEN 530

Wind Ensemble

2

Electives

5 credits

TOTAL CREDITS

30 credits

* Map 615 may substitute for course if not offered

MASTER OF MUSIC in CONDUCTING

Major Area

10 credits

MU 550/551

Advanced Conducting (class)

2

MAP 615

Applied Conducting (private study)

2

MU 596

Recital

2

MU 521

Choral Literature #

2

MU 545

Vocal/Choral Methods #

2

OR

MU 537

Wind Band Literature *

2

MU 597

Independent Study *
(Rehearsal Techniques for Wind Conductors)

2

Other Studies in Music

15 credits

MU 500

Methods & Materials of Research

3

MU 510

Form and Analysis

3

MU 529

Seminar in Music Literature

3

MEN 500/501/530

Ensemble

2

MAP 500 or 510

Secondary Applied Voice or Piano #

2

MU 552 or 553

Diction for Singers #

2

OR

MAP ____

Applied Lessons *

2

MU 519

Interpretation of Selected Repertory *

2

Electives

5 credits

TOTAL CREDITS

30 credits

Program requires one-year residency.

# Choral emphasis

* Instrumental emphasis

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