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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Nov. 19th, 2009

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

1.     PROGRAM CHANGE: MUSIC

Department: ______MUSIC________________

Rationale for change:  To Update and Maintain Current Standards and to Respond to Changing Demographics and Constituent Needs

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):  Master of Arts:  Instrumental Conducting

MU 5500 Methods and Materials of Research                     3

MU 4429/5529 Seminar in Music Literature                                          3

MU 4410/5510 Form and Analysis                                                             3

MU 3351/5551 Advanced Instrumental Conducting                          2

MU 6615 Applied Conducting (two semesters)                   2

MU 55XX Secondary Applied Lessons                                     2

MU 4437/5537 Wind Band Literature                                       2

MU 3341/5541 Instrumental Methods                                    2

MU 5596 Recital                                                                                                2

Electives                                                                                              9

A maximum of 2 semester hours in MEN, a maximum of 3-6 semester hours of Thesis, a maximum of 3 semester hours of non-music.

During the final semester of study, a comprehensive oral examination must be passed.  The comprehensive examination will cover music theory, music history and the primary concentration.  The exam should be completed no later than two weeks prior to the finals of the last course taken.  A meeting to schedule the examinations should occur with the department chair at the start of the final semester of study.  Consult the music department for preparation of this examination.  Residency is required for this degree.

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):  Master of Arts:  Instrumental Conducting

MU 5500 Methods and Materials of Research                     3              offered online/in summer institute

MU 4429/5529 Seminar in Music Literature                                          3              on line  SP

MU 4410/5510 Form and Analysis or                                                        Spring Live or

                                                                *MU 5578 Theory and Ped          3              *online and summer institute

MU 3351/5551 Advanced Instrumental Conducting                          2              summer institute/ or live SP

MU 6615 Applied Conducting (two summers)                     2              summer institute/ FA/SP

MU 4437/5537 Conductor’s Literature                                    2              on line  FALL

MU 5519 Interpretation of Selected Repertoire                 2              summer institute/online

MU 4460/5560 Practical Leadership and Admin of Music                2              on line Summer

MU 5596 Recital                                                                                                2              culminating requirement F/SP/S

MU 5594 Graduate Oral Examination                                      0              for transcript reporting F/SP/S

Electives *                                                                                           9

*A maximum of 2 semester hours in MEN, a maximum of 2 semester hours of MAP 55XX secondary applied lessons.  Electives may be chosen from the following course offerings through the summer institute or on-line programs:

  • MAP 55XX Secondary Applied Lessons 1 SH
  • MU 5566 Advanced Arranging
  • MU 5558 Instrument Repair 1 SH
  • MU 44/595559 Marching Band Techniques and Materials  3 SH (on-line)
  • MU 5557 Music Theatre Production 3 SH
  • MU 5543 Seminar in Music Education  3 SH
  • MU 5540 History and Philosophy of Music Ed  3 SH
  • MU 5597 Independent Study 1-3 SH
  • MEN 5537  Summer Institute Music Ensemble  1 SH
  • Other graduate level courses of Interest in the Music Graduate Catalogue as offered and approved by the program coordinator.

Upon completion of the coursework or concurrent with the final semester of study, a comprehensive oral examination must be passed.  The comprehensive examination will cover music theory, music history and the primary concentration.  The oral exam should be completed no later than two weeks prior to the finals of the last course taken.  A meeting to schedule the examinations should occur with the department chair at the start of the final semester of study.  Consult the music department for preparation of this examination.  Residency is required for this degree through two consecutive summer institutes or one regular academic term.

                List all changes: 

·         Eliminate MU 5541 Instrumental Methods and Substitute MU 5519 Interpretation of Selected Repertoire

·         Create an Option for either MU 5510 Form and Analysis or online and summer institute MU 5578 Theory and Pedagogy. 

·         Remove dual listing on MU 4460/5560 Practical Leadership and Administration of Music (online) and carry only graduate level version.

·         Change MU 4437/5537 from Wind Band Lit to Conductor’s Lit to include Strings

·         Convert MU 5537 to online format.

·         Move MAP 55XX  to elective option

·         Create new course MEN 5537 Summer Institute Ensemble

·         Create New Course MU 5566 Advance Arranging online for summer offerings

·         Create MU 5594 Graduate Oral Examination in order to add the culminating requirement already in place to be acknowledged on the transcript (zero credit/zero load)

Program Description for Catalog (if changed): 

The Master of Arts program in Music is designed to meet the needs of the music professional who wishes to expand and strengthen their understanding and skills in the discipline of music through study in one of four offered tracks:  choral conducting, collaborative piano, instrumental conducting, or general music with an emphasis in music education. Prior music teaching experiences is advisable, but not required. A maximum of 6 semester hours may be transferred from an NASM accredited master’s degree program. The department will determine what courses may transfer to each of the tracks in the Master of Arts degree.

The Instrumental Conducting program is designed to provide instrumental music educators an opportunity to explore the craft of conducting with advanced study in literature, applied conducting, rehearsal techniques and hands on experience with performing ensembles. Residency is required for this degree with minimum residency required in two summer institutes/or one full-time academic year (Fall/Spring).   Performance in ensembles is highly encouraged.  An oral examination must be passed to complete the degree.

Impact on other programs (if any): Several courses in this degree were dual listed at the undergraduate level. The elimination impacts elective options with advanced undergraduate students but is necessary to be in compliance with NASM Guidelines.  The addition of the summer institute and movement of traditional offerings to the online environment will allow sharing of some courses between the MA tracks in music, leading to larger class sizes.  The overall development of the Summer Music Institute will allow us to respond to our constituents who are unwilling to give up full-time employment to return to school and thus increase overall program enrollment in the MA in Music programs.

2.     NEW COURSE: MU 5594: Music Graduate Oral Examination

Purpose and Nature of Course: __this course would acknowledge on the transcript that the graduate student has taken and successfully completed the culminating oral examination for the degree Master of Arts in Music.  All three tracks in the program would use this number.  The student would register for this in their final semester.

Prefix: ______MU______    Number: ______5594________   CIP:__________________

  1. Course Title: __Music Graduate Oral Examination______________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_M U S  G R A D  O R A L  E X A M_

  1. Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __0___ Undergraduate                            

Credit(s) __0___ Graduate                         Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory Grading  

For variable credits, list Minimum Credit _____; Maximum Credits _____            

6.            Clock Hours:                       Lecture __0___                                Recitation __0___           Lab __0___

                Contract Hours:                                Lecture __0___                                Recitation __0___           Lab __0___

7.       To repeat for additional credit (not repeat of previously earned grade), list maximum

hours of credit that may be earned over multiple Semesters ______ semester hours.

8.       Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

During the final semester of study and prior to graduation, a comprehensive oral examination must be passed.  The comprehensive examination will cover music theory, music history and the primary concentration.  The exam should be completed no later than two weeks prior to the final exams of the last term of study.  A meeting to schedule the examinations should occur with the department chair at the start of the final semester of study.  Consult the music department for preparation of this examination. 

9.       Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) __ALL COURSE WORK  COMPLETE OR IN PROGRESS )________

10.   Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with) ___________

11.   If taught dual-level or cross-listed with another department, list: 

Prefix _____   Number _____Support Signature ________________________________

If dual-level, attach a document that indicates content, assignments and assessments for graduate and undergraduate courses.

12                 Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed):

Prefix _____  Number _____

If none:  How will increased offerings be staffed?

  1. New faculty resources needed?   ____Yes   __XX__ No
  2. Requested initial date of offering (Must meet new catalog deadline of March 1)___SU 2010____
  3. Estimated Frequency of Offering: ___Every Semester_________________________________
  4. New Library Resources Needed?  ____Yes   __XX__ No  If yes:

Signature of appropriate librarian indicating needs can be met:

________________________________________

17.          New Technology Resources Needed? ____Yes   __XX__ No, if yes:

Signature of Director of Information Technology indicating needs can be met:  ________________________________________

18.          New Equipment resources needed?  ____Yes   __XX__ No, if yes:

                Describe Equipment:  _______________________________________________

                Source of funding:  _________________________________________________

19.          List 1 – 3 sample textbooks for this course: 

                ______N/A__________________________________

20.          Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)

21.          Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

                applicable boxes.

a.       _____ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _________

b.      _____ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

c.       _____ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

d.      _____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

Provide support for this request.

22.          Does this course impact any Education Programs?  __XX__ Yes   _____ No;  However – this course is merely a formal  acknowledgement of the current examination requirement.  No load credit or credit is earned.

                If Yes:  Signature of Chair of TEC must appear below.

23.               Attach a topical outline.  N/A

24.               Describe Evaluative Techniques:  Oral Examination and Discussion

25.               Special Needs, if any: none

3.     NEW COURSE: MU 5537: Summer Music Institute Ensemble

Purpose and Nature of Course: __This course is to provide ensemble experience and a conducting laboratory ensemble for graduate students enrolled in the summer music institute.  Students will gain performance experience and conducting experience through this lab performing ensemble.

Prefix: ______MEN______    Number: ______5537________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: __Summer Music Institute Ensemble______________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_SUM  MUS INST  ENS _

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __1___ Graduate                                        

To repeat for additional credit (not repeat of previously earned grade), list maximum

hours of credit that may be earned over multiple Semesters __2____ semester hours.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This ensemble is designed for master’s degree candidates during the summer music institute.  The group serves as a lab group for conductors and also provides performance opportunities for students in the master of arts degrees in music education and collaborative piano. 

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)  Graduate student only.

4.     NEW COURSE: MU 5566: Advanced Arranging

Purpose and Nature of Course: __This course is designed to develop advanced arranging skills for the professional musician.  Orchestration techniques for marching band, jazz band, concert band, chamber music, orchestra and chorus will be covered.  Students will select projects that are directly linked to their specialty in music and will be mentored through the realization of two to four arranging activities.  The course will be delivered in an online environment with all projects created through Finale and/or Sibelius software.  MIDI Realization of projects will be shared and discussed for artfulness of craft.  This course may be taken by any of the MA in Music track candidates.

Prefix: ______MU______    Number: ______5566________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: __Advanced Arranging______________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_A D V A N C E D  A R R A N G I N G _

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __2___ Graduate                                        

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This online course is designed to develop advanced arranging skills for the professional musician.  Orchestration techniques for marching band, jazz band, concert band, chamber music, orchestra and chorus will be covered.  Students will select projects that are directly linked to their specialty in music and will be mentored through the realization of two to four arranging activities.  Students must have access to Finale and/or Sibelius software. 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) __Students should have taken an orchestration course prior to entering this course.________

Does this course impact any Education Programs?  __XX__ Yes   _____ No;  This course could be used in the MA Music Education as an elective.

5.     COURSE CHANGE: MU 4437/5537: Conductor’s Literature

Purpose and nature of change: __To respond to needs of the Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting Program Changes:  to move this course to an online format and to adjust the course content to reflect the needs of orchestral and wind band students, thus expanding the audience interested in this topic from wind-band students to include orchestral students and conductors as well.

Old Course Title: _____Wind Band Literature_____________

New Course Title: ____ Conductor’s Literature ______________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_C O N D U C T O R ‘ S  L I T _ __ __

6.     COURSE CHANGE: MU 4460/5560: Practical Leadership and Administration in Music

Purpose and nature of change: __To respond to needs of the Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting Program Changes:  NASM Accreditation requires a certain percentage of our courses be offered only to graduate students.  This change is requested to remove the dual enrollment number and to move this course to an online format._________________

Old Prefix: __MU_________     Old Number: ___4460/5560__________ Old CIP:_______________

New Prefix: __MU____________          New Number: __5560_________ New CIP:______________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_P R A C_ L E A D_ &  A D M I N  M U S _ __ __

 

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