Department of Music

James R. Brague, Department Chair
Stephen R. Allen, Eda Ashby, Edward Ashton, Wilson C. Brown, Kevin Brower, R. Kevin Call, William Holman, Brent M. Jones, Randall Kempton, Kendell Nielsen, David L. Taylor, Robert Tueller, Mark Watkins, Darwin K. Wolford
LuWana Roberts, Secretary (208) 356-1259
Karla Ricks, Secretary (208) 356-1260

The Music Department of Brigham Young University-Idaho is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Mission Statement of the Department of Music is as follows: 1. Provide every student with musical opportunities that: -Project the sacred and divine nature of the Mission of Brigham Young University-Idaho. -Teach how to recognize and achieve musical quality as a model for the student’s personal pursuit of excellence in life. 2. Represent Brigham Young University-Idaho as an institution devoted to: -Promoting the arts by reaching, teaching, and performing on and beyond our campus, nurturing creativity with an eye to Christ-like service.

The Department is housed in a beautiful and well-equipped facility for the performing arts. The faculty and facilities provide a superior choice for the serious student of music at the undergraduate level. In addition, the Department offers a diversity of opportunities for the general student to develop skills in instrumental or vocal performance, as well as to increase understanding.

Degrees with a number of specialized options are offered that will prepare students to obtain a Baccalaureate degree in music education, piano pedagogy, or performance. A two-year Associates degree in piano teaching is offered for the student who plans to teach in the home after graduation from Brigham Young University-Idaho . The music therapy Associates degree is offered for those who want to gain a good foundation in Music Therapy and then matriculate to another University to receive a baccalaureate in that subject.

Musical Organizations: Brigham Young University-Idaho has outstanding orchestras, bands, and choirs which are staffed by music majors and non-music majors alike. The orchestras provide opportunities for music majors as well as those who just want to play and be able to exercise their talents. The bands are noted for a tradition of excellence, and the choirs have developed an enviable reputation for beautiful choral sound. Students may select from a variety of musical organizations that range from Symphony Orchestra and Collegiate Singers to smaller chamber ensembles such as the Jazz and Percussion Ensembles. Concerts, athletic, and other campus events are enriched by the variety of music performance groups.

Student participation in performing groups is limited to 12 rehearsal/contact hours per week.

Auditions: Auditions for all Music Department vocal groups will be held Sept 1, 3, 4 in the Eliza R. Snow Center for the Performing Arts. Auditions for Music Department instrumental groups will be held Sept 4, 5 in the Eliza R. Snow Center for the Performing Arts and the popular music studio under the football grandstand.

Music Lessons: Music lessons are available on all standard instruments and for voice. Fifty-two instructors, including full time faculty and part-time specialists, provide training at every level of proficiency from the beginner to the pre-professional. Entering freshmen music majors register for Music 155 for voice or Music 159. Non-music majors register for M104 for voice or M158 for instrumentalists.

INFORMATION FOR MUSIC MAJORS Advising: Advisors for music majors are assigned on the basis of the student’s instrument and/or performing group. For pre-registration students should consult with the following:

                 Music                                 Phone
Instrument       Lesson           Advisor              Ext
Piano            M159A            S. Allen             1270
                                  B. Jones             1271
Organ            M159B            D. Wolford           1277
Voice            M159D            E. Ashby             1276
                                  K. Brower            1275
                                  R. Kempton           1285  
Violin           M159E            E. Ashton            1245
Harp,
Viola, 
Guitar           C, F, I          K. Call              1273
Cello, 
Bass             G                H R. Tueller         1266
Woodwind         M159J,           M. Watkins           1261
                 K, L, N
Clarinet         M                W. Holman            1267
Brass            M1590            K. Nielsen           1272
                 P, Q. R, S
Percussion       M159T            D. Taylor            1291
Jazz Interest    M159Z            W. Brown             1269
Others                            Dept. Office         1260
Prerequisites: It is assumed that all music majors will have had extensive previous training in music. However, freshmen desiring to be music majors will be admitted to the Music Programs as "Prospective Music Majors." In order to become a "Music Major in Full Standing," a student must successfully complete Music 196, Music Theory I, with a grade of "C-" or higher, Music 194, Aural Skills with a “C-” or higher, M149 A & B, pass and successful completion of Music 156 and 157 with a “B” or higher, and have been accepted for private study in Music 260A on their major instrument. A student will not be allowed to continue with music major classes until deficiencies have been corrected.

Juries: Each semester all music majors enrolled in Music 160A through 460B must stand a jury exam. Final grades and achievement levels are determined. In order to proceed to the next level of study the student must receive grades of "C-" or higher in the three parts of the grade as shown on the private study folder. In order to graduate with the Baccalaureate in Music, the student must successfully pass the 460B jury.

Performance: Music majors will be expected to perform solo or chamber music in public performance for a minimum of 25 minutes during their first two years Brigham Young University-Idaho. Music therapy majors need a minimum of 12 minutes. Regularly scheduled afternoon recitals and other performance opportunities are available for student performers. Recitals will be monitored through the private instructor. This will include both Junior and Senior recitals.

Listening Requirements: Music majors must attend 10 live concerts each semester. This is reported through Music 149A, B through 449A.

Piano Proficiency Requirement: A basic level of piano skill is required of all music majors. All students are required to take Music 156 and Music 157 and complete the class with a grade of B or higher. These classes may be waved if the student is able to pass a Piano Proficiency exam during the first week of school. With successful achievement on the exam, the student will sign up for Music 118, a pass-fail class, and this will be regarded in lieu of Music 156 and Music 157.

The piano proficiency requirement consists of the following:
1.  Play simple four-part hymns 
    (from Hymns  1985 or equivalent).
2.  Play an allegro movement from a simple 
    sonatina by Beethoven or Clementi (or equivalent).
3.  Play a simple two-part piece such as a minuet 
    from the Anna Magdalena Bach book.
4.  Sight read a simple melody and a choral accompaniment.

SPECIAL FEES

Applied Music Instruction: 
Music 104 - $103; Music 155  - $155
Music 158, 159, 260 – $155     
Music 160A through 460B – $310       
No deduction in fees will be made for lessons missed by students. In case of serious illness, make-up lessons may be arranged by the instructor.

Refunds - Fees for Instruction in Music: In the event a student withdraws from registration for applied music instruction before the end of the semester, refunds for applied music fees will be computed on the following basis:

Before a lesson is scheduled with the teachers -Full amount 
During the 1st to 5th days of classes inclusive - 90% 
During the 6th to 10th days of classes inclusive - 80% 
During the 11th to 15th days of classes inclusive - 70% 
During the 16th to 20th days of classes inclusive - 60%
During the 21st to 25th days of classes inclusive - 50%
During the 26th to 30th days of classes inclusive - 40% 
During the 31st to 35th days of classes inclusive - 30%
During the 36th to 40th days of classes inclusive - 20%
During the 41st to 45th days of classes inclusive - 10%
After the 46th day of classes - None
DEGREES OFFERED

A. Baccalaureate Degrees
1. Bachelor of Music Education - a degree designed to prepare students to teach in the public schools with optional choices in vocal, strings, or winds.
2. Bachelor of Music - (Piano Pedagogy Emphasis) - a degree designed for students who desire a degree to teach piano in the home or studio. Core requirements come from the Music Department in addition to courses specific to piano teaching.
3. Bachelor of Music (Performance) - a degree to prepare a student for matriculation and study on a graduate level.

B. Associate in Piano Pedagogy (127) is specifically designed for students who do not anticipate transferring to a university Baccalaureate program. Laboratory experiences in teaching are offered as an essential part of the curriculum. This program is designed for, but not limited to, the preparation of those who will teach beginning and intermediate piano in the home or studio.

C. Associate in Arts and Sciences - Music Therapy (337) - a professional degree which prepares the student for matriculation to a four-year program.

D. Music Minor - 1. For education majors - designed for students majoring in an education program 2. For those seeking a minor in the integrated degrees. Required for all Music Majors

The following requirements are common to all Music majors: Ensemble: All music majors are required to participate each semester in one of the following large ensemble groups:

                                   Credits
Music 312 College Choir            1-2
Music 313 Women’s Glee             1-2
Music 314 Concert Chorale          1-2
Music 315 Men’s Choir              1-2
Music 316 Women’s Choir            1-2
Music 318 Vocal Union              1-2
Music 319 Collegiate Singers       1-2
Music 325 Percussion Ensemble      1-2
Music 326 Viking Band              1-2
Music 329 Concert Band             1-2
Music 331 Symphonic Band           1-2
Music 340 String Orchestra         1
Music 342 A, B Symphony Orchestra  1-3
Music 343A Chamber Winds           1-2
Music 343B Chamber Brass           1-2
Music 346 Flute Ensemble           1
Keyboard majors may take four semesters of: Music 263 Piano Ensemble. Guitar, Piano and Percussion majors specializing in commercial music may elect to take up to two semesters of:
Music 330 Sound Alliance OR        1-2
Music 328 Jazz Lab Band            1

Vocal majors may take Music 317 OR Music 318

During the  the freshman year voice majors must take:
Music 165A, B Diction for Singers  2

Keyboard majors must take:
Music 106 Group Organ  OR          2
Music 158B Organ Lessons and       1
Music 265A Piano Pedagogy I OR     3
Music 265B Piano Pedagogy II       3
Private Lessons: Private lessons must be taken each semester. Instrumental majors begin with the Music 159 level and must have at least six credits at the Music 160 or Music 260 level. Vocal majors begin with Music 155 and then take Music 159 and/or 160/260.

Music History (M302/303): These are required for the 090, 091, and 337 degrees but not for the 127 or 316 degrees.

Major Electives:
Music 106 Group Organ              2
Music 165A, B Dict/Singers         2
Music 185 Hymnology                2
Music 265A Piano Pedagogy I        3
Music 265B Piano Pedagogy II       3

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Associate in Arts and Sciences Performance/Music Education Option (090)

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester 
Religion                          2
General Education                 4
FA 100                            0
Ensemble                          1
Music 118 Piano Proficiency       0
Music 149A Explorations           1
Music 156 Basic Piano Skills*    (2)
Music 196 Music Theory I          3
Music 155/159 Music Lessons       2
Total Credits                    15
*(Students with basic piano skills may test out of Music 156)

Second Semester
Religion                          2
General Education                 6
Ensemble                          1
Music 149B Explorations           1
Music 157 Basic Piano Skills*    (2)
Music 194 Aural Skills I          2
Music 160/260 Music Lessons       2
Total Credits                    16
*(Students with basic piano skills may test out of Music 157)

Third Semester
Religion                          2
Ensemble                          1
Music 302 Survey Mus Lit I        3
Music 249A Explorations           1
Music 291 Keyboard Harmony I      1
Music 293 Aural Skills II         2
Music 295 Music Theory III        3
Music 160/260 Lessons             2
Total Credits                    15

Fourth Semester
Religion                          2
Ensemble                          1
Music 249B Explorations           1
Music 292 Keyb Harmony II         1
Music 296 Music Theory IV         3
Music 160/260 Music Lesson        2
Music 303 Survey Music Lit II     3
Music 3XXA Primary Methods        1
Total Credits                    14
Associate in Arts and Sciences with a major in Music (316) Liberal Arts

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester 
Religion                          2
General Education                 8
FA 100                            0
Ensemble                          1
Music 149A Explorations           1
Music 156 Basic Piano Skills*    (2)
Music 196 Music Theory I          3
Music 158/159  Music Lessons      1-2
Total Credits                    16-19
*(Students with basic piano skills may test out of Music 156).

Second Semester
Religion                          2
General Education                 6
Ensemble                          1
Music 149B Explorations           1
Music 157 Basic Piano Skills*    (2)
Music 194 Aural Skills I          2
Music 158/160/260 Music Lessons   1-2
Total Credits                    13-16
*(Students with basic piano skills may test out of Music 157).

Third Semester
Religion                          2
General Education                 9
Ensemble                          1
Music 101 Music & Humanities      3
Music 249A Explorations           1
Music 158/160/260 Lessons         1-2
Music 291 Keyboard Harmony I      1
Total Credits                    18-19

Fourth Semester
Religion                          2
General Education                10
Ensemble                          1
Music 249B Explorations           1
Music 158/160/260                 2
Electives                         2
Total Credits                    18
The applied Music requirement is met by one semester of Music 159 and three semesters of Music 158 or higher.

Music Therapy Option (337)

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester 
Religion                          2
English 111                       3
Sociology 111                     3
FA 100                            0
Ensemble                          1
Music 109                         2
Music 118 Piano Proficiency       0
Music 149A Explorations           1
Music 156 Basic Piano Skills*    (2)
Music 195 Music Theory I          3
Music 104/155 or 158/159          1-2
Total Credits                    16-19
*(Students with basic piano skills may test out of Music 156)

Second Semester
Religion                          2
Math                             (3)
Psychology 111                    3
Physical or Biological Science    4
Ensemble                          1
Music 149B Explorations           1
Music 157 Basic Piano Skills*    (2)
Music 194 Aural Skills I          2
Music 158/159/160/260 Lessons     1-2
Total Credits                    14-20
*(Students with basic piano skills may test out of Music 157) 

Third Semester 
Religion                          2
Ensemble                          1
Music 104 or choir                1-2
Physical or Biological Science    4
Music 302 Survey Music Lit I      3
Music 249A Concert Attendance     0
Music 291 Keyboard Harmony I      1
Music 293 Aural Skills II         2
Music 295 Music Theory III        3
Music 158/159/160/260 Lessons     1-2
Total Credits                    18

Fourth Semester 
Religion                          2
Letters                           3
English 311, 315, or 316          3
Ensemble                          1
Music 249B Concert Attendance     0
Music 292 Keyboard Harmony I      2
Music 296 Music Theory IV         3
Music 158/160/260 Lessons         1-2
Music 249                         0
Total Credits                    15-17

Summer Term
Basic Skills                      2-4
Choir                             1
Music 378                         2
Music Therapy option requires 6 credits private lessons on major instrument with at least 4 credits on the 159/160/260 level plus 2 semesters vocal (ensemble, group [M104], or private) and 2 semesters of guitar.

Associate in Music (091)

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester
Religion                          2
Music Electives                   2-3
General Education                 5
Ensemble                          1
Music 118 Piano Proficiency       0
Music 149A Explorations           1
Music 156 Basic Piano Skills*    (2)
Music 155/159 Music Lessons       2
Music 196 Music Theory I          3
Total Credits                    16-19
*(Students with basic piano skills may test out of Music 156).

Second Semester
Religion                          2
Ensemble                          1
Faml 210                          3
Music 149B Explorations           1
Music 157 Basic Piano Skills*    (2)
Music 160/260 Music Lessons       2
Music 194 Aural Skills I          2
General Education                 2-3
Total Credits                    13-16
*(Students with basic piano skills may test out of Music 157).

Third Semester
Religion                          2
General Education                 4
Music 302 Survey Music Lit I      3
Ensemble                          1
Music 249A Explorations           1
Music 291 Keyb Harmony I          1
Music 293 Aural Skills II         2
Music 295 Music Theory III        3
Music 160/260 Music Lessons       2
Total Credits                    19

Fourth Semester
Religion                          2
General Education                 5
Ensemble                          1
Music 249B Explorations           1
Music 239 Solo Recital            0
Music 292 Keyb Harmony II         1
Music 296 Music Theory IV         3
Music 160/260 Music Lessons       2
Total Credits                     17
General Education Requirements

Since this is a Specialized Associate Degree students are only required to take Eng 111, 3 credits Social Science, and 4 credits of Natural Science. The Arts requirement of Arts and Letters is filled by Music 302. There is no Letters requirement. See pages 35-37 for a complete explanation of the General Education requirement.

Associate in Piano Pedagogy (127)

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester
Religion                         2
FA 100                           0
General Education                7
Ensemble   (Music 263)           1
Music 118 Piano Proficiency      0
Music 149A Explorations          1
Music 196 Music Theory I         3
Music 159 Music Lessons          2
Total Credits                   16

Second Semester
Religion                         2
General Education                5
Ensemble (Music 263)             1
Music 149B Explorations          1
Music 194 Aural Skills I         2
Music 265A Piano Pedagogy I      3  
Music 160/260 Music Lessons      2
Total Credits                   16

Third Semester
Religion                         2
General Education                3
Ensemble                         1
Music 101 Music and the 
          Humanities             3
Music 349 Concert Attendance     0
Music 249A Explorations          1
Music 265B Piano Pedagogy II     3
Music 291 Keyb Harmony I         1
Music 295 Music Theory III       3
Music 160/260 Music  Lessons     2
Total Credits                   18

Fourth Semester
Religion                         2
General Education                6
Ensemble                         1
Music 106 Group Organ            2
Music 249B Concert Attendance    0
Music 239 Solo Recital           0
Music 292 Keyb Harmony II        1
Music 160/260 Music Lessons      2
Music Electives                  3
Total Credits                   17
Jury Examination: Piano teachers need a broad diversity of repertoire and there is a minimum level required for graduation. Your progress both in repertoire and piano skill will be checked each semester in a jury examination with the piano faculty.

Note: This degree is designed for the student who does not intend to complete a baccalaureate program. A student who plans to complete a four-year degree should consult with a faculty advisor on the piano staff.

Music Minor (For education majors)

Music 156 Piano Skills           2
Music 158; 160A Applied Lessons  3
Ensemble                         4
Music 194  Aural Skills I        2
Music 101 Music & Humanities     3*
Music 196  Music Theory I        3
Music 308 Conducting             2
Music 357A, 372, 373, 
      374, or 375                1
Total Credits                   20
Music Minor (For those seeking a minor in the integrated degrees)
Music 156 & 157 Piano Skills     4
Music 158 (x4)  Applied Lessons  4
Ensemble                         5
Music 194  Aural Skills I        2
Music 101 Music & Humanities     3
Music 196  Music Theory I        3
Music 308 Conducting             2
Music 185 LDS Hymns/Doc          2
Total Credits                   25
General Education Requirements

See pages 35-37 for a complete explanation of the General Education requirement. It is not necessary for you to fill the entire General Education requirement. In addition to the English courses you should take the following:

Natural Sciences:                6
Ph 167 Acoustics is suggested as one 
of the natural science classes.

Basic Skill Options: Take 
Comm 220 Interpersonal Comm      3

Other GE classes are your choice.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

General Education Requirements

Music 100* Introduction to Music (3:2:1)
Two lecture hours per week plus one of the following labs:
Music 100L, Sec 1 -- College Choir
(Fee: $ 2)
Music 100L, Sec 2 -- Women’s GleeMusic 100L, Sec 3 -- Concert Chorale
(Fee: $10)
Music 100L, Sec 4 –Men’s Choir
(Fee: $5)
Music 100L, Sec 5 -- Women’s Choir
(Fee: $7.50)
Music 100L, Sec 6 -- Vocal Union
Music 100L, Sec 7 – Collegiate Singers
(Fee: $12)
Music 100L, Sec 8 -- Viking Band
Music 100L, Sec 9 -- Symphonic Band
(Fee: $10)
Music 100L, Sec 10 -- String Orchestra
Music 100L, Sec 11 -- Symphony Orchestra (Fee: $10)
Music 100L, Sec 12 -- Harp Ensemble
Music 100L, Sec 13 -- Flute Choir

An introduction to the history of musical style, period, and form. Special emphasis is placed upon analyzing compositions performed in the respective labs. The lab for this class is membership in one of the performing ensembles.

Music 101* Music and thev Humanities (3:3:0)
A course designed to acquaint non-music majors with our musical heritage and its relationship to culture and the other arts.

Music Courses

Music 104 Group Vocal Instruction (2:2:0)
Special Fee: $103
Introductory voice production class for students not majoring in voice. Required as a prerequisite for taking private non-major vocal lessons. One hour per week class instruction, plus thirteen one-hour four-person semi-private lessons..

Music 105 Class Piano for Beginners in Music - Level I (2:2:0)
Instruction in music reading, keyboard technique, and simple piano pieces designed for total beginners or virtual beginners.

Music 106 Group Organ Instruction (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Piano technique at the intermediate level
Fundamentals of manual and pedal technique, elementary repertoire, elementary registration, and hymn playing.

Music 107 Class Piano Instruction - Level II (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music 105 or equivalent
Keyboard instruction for students with limited keyboard experience of not more than one year.

Music 108 Class Piano Instruction - Level III (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music 107 or equivalent
Keyboard instruction for students who are not yet able to play LDS hymns or their equivalent.

Music 109 Group Guitar Instruction (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Student must furnish own guitar
Instruction in note reading, tuning, basic chords, and in picking and strumming patterns. Outside practice required.

Music 112 Commercial Vocal Production (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: By permission
May be repeated for credit
Instruction in basic voice production as it applies to popular music settings. For experienced singers.

Music 113 Intermediate Group Guitar Instruction (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music 109 or equivalent
Music reading required)
Designed for students with music reading ability and basic classic guitar technique. Emphasis on solos in 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions plus expanded chord vocabulary. Includes instruction in fingerstyle arrangement of student’s choice of melody.

Music 118 Piano Proficiency 0
By examination
A passing grade in this class indicates that the department piano proficiency examination has been passed. Music majors who have not passed this class must register for M156, M157, or M158A.

Music 146A,B Jazz Improvement I/II (1:1:0)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
May be repeated for credit
Directed lab instrumental experience in improvising in the styles of popular music and jazz music

Music 149A Foundations & Explorations (1:1:0)
One class weekly
For all Freshman music majors. It will cover the requirements for Foundations in Ed as well as give an overview of the expectations and requirements of the professional teacher/performer as well as other career opportunities in music. It also includes an introduction into conducting to assist students in conducting duties in church callings. Concert attendance for all music majors is included. Attendance at ten music events is required per semester. (F)

Music 149B Foundations &Explorations (1:1:0)
One class hour weekly
For all Freshman music majors. Emphasizes the requirements for the educational component Reading in the Content Area. In addition, students will be introduced to music wellness, to include the areas of music medicine, the Alexander Technique, fitness for musicians and performance anxiety. Concert attendance for all music majors is included. Attendance at ten music events is required per semester. (W)

Music 155 Vocal Music Lessons 2
For first semester voice majors and perspective voice majors only. Must be completed before beginning fully private voice lessons.
Special fee: $155

Music 156 Basic Piano Skills I (2:2:0)
For music majors only
Introduction to basic piano technique for those with a music background. Required of music majors who have not passed the Department Piano Proficiency requirement and recorded a passing grade in Music 118.

Music 157 Basic Piano Skills II (2:2:0)
For music majors only
Continuation of M156. Further development of basic piano technique. Those who cannot pass the Department Piano Proficiency exam at the completion of this class will need additional training in Music 158A.

Music 158 Lessons Non-Major 1
For non-music majors only
Does not transfer as music major credit
Special fee: $155
May be repeated for credit
Thirteen 25 minute private lessons. Plus a recital.
Thirty to forty-five minutes daily practice required. Pianists unable to play selected LDS hymns should register instead for M105, M107 or M108.

Music 159 Music Lessons (2:2:0)
For first semester music majors and prospective music majors only
Special fee: $155
A one hour master class per week and thirteen 25 minute private lessons. One-and-a-half to two hours daily practice required. Jury exam required for final grade.

Music 160 Music Lessons 2
For music majors only
Prerequisites: C- grade or higher in Music 159, recommendation of Music 159 jury.
Special fee $310
May be repeated for credit
Thirteen 50 minute private lessons per semester. 1˝ to 2 hours daily practice required. Jury exam required for final grade.

Music 165A Diction for Singers (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Concurrent with applied or group voice study
A study of English, Italian, and Latin diction as related to singing, using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Primarily for music majors with vocal speciality.

Music 165B Diction for Singers (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music 165A and concurrent enrollment in applied voice study.
A study of German and French diction as related to singing, continuing the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Primarily for music majors with vocal specialty.

Music 185 LDS Hymns and Doctrine (2:2:0)
Designed to develop, in a person of limited musical background, the skills and insights needed to implement the spiritual thrust of music and to provide effective musical leadership in the Church. The hymns of Zion are related to Church history and to the scriptures.

Music 190 Basic Music Theory (2:2:1)
Practical experience in fundamentals through creative activities in music reading, writing, singing, and functional piano. Designed for the music major as a theory preparation class for the student who needs basic understanding of keys, scales, intervals, and triads to succeed in the theory program (F, 3rd Su)

Music 194 Aural Skills I (2:4:0)
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Music 195 or Music 196
Development of sight-reading and sightsinging skills using melodic solfeggio symbols. Also includes development of rhythmic, melodic and harmonic dictation skills through study of rhythm, interval and chord qualities.

Music 196 Music Theory I (3:3:0)
Further studies in diatonic harmony including non-chord tones, secondary chords, and modulation. (W, 1st Su)

Music 239 Sophomore Solo Recital 0
A passing grade in this class indicates that the department requirement of 25 minutes of public solo time has been met.

Music 249A Foundations and Explorations (1:1:0)
Students will focus on the Idaho State requirements for multi-cultural education as well as issues in education dealing with the exceptional child. In addition, the issues of professional associations and in-service activities for educators will be explored. Concert attendance for all music majors is included. Attendance at ten music events is required per semester.

Music 249B Foundations and Explorations (1:1:0)
This course will consider the areas music education and community relations as well as the establishment of a private studio, its management and organization. Concert attendance for all music majors is included. Attendance at ten music events is required per semester.

Music 260 Music Lessons (2:2:0)
For Music Majors only
Prerequisites: B- grade or higher and jury recommendation from previous semester Music Lessons (M159, M160, M260).
Also must be on track with the music major sequence.
Special fee: $155
May be repeated for credit 3 times only (6 credit hours)
Thirteen 50 minute private lessons per semester. 1˝ to 2 hours daily practice required. Jury exam required for final grade.

Music 265A Piano Pedagogy I (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: two hours of piano or organ, permission.
Required for piano majors and elective for other fields.
Study of concepts for successful teaching of elementary level (private and class piano). Observation of individual and class piano teaching. Basic principles of music education; learning processes and methodologies; teacher qualifications. (F)

Music 265B Piano Pedagogy II (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Two hours of piano or organ, permission.
Required for piano majors and elective for other fields.
Study of concepts for successful teaching of intermediate level (private and class piano); Observation of individual and class piano teaching. Continuation of concepts in Piano Pedagogy I. Basic principles of business practices; teaching strategies,.and professional development. (W)

Music 267 Special Topics 1-3
May be repeated for credit
Specialized courses of instruction and/or workshops of varying length and credit in specific areas of music training.

Music 270 Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher (1:1:0)
See Music 270 under ElEd

Music 291 Keyboard Harmony I (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in M293 and M295; Passed Music 118 Piano Proficiency
Basic keyboard harmony skills and application of theoretical concepts learned in Music 195, 196. (F)

Music 292 Keyboard Harmony II (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 291 and concurrent enrollment in Music 294 and Music 296
Continuation of Music 291. (W)

Music 293 Aural Skills II (2:4:0)
Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 194 and concurrent enrollment in Music 295
Continuation of M194. (F)

Music 294 Aural Skills III (2:4:0)
Prerequisite: C- or higher in mUsic 293 and concurrent enrollment in Music 296.

Music 295 Music Theory II (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 192, 194, 196 and concurrent enrollment in Music 291 and Music 293.
Part writing and analysis in chromatic harmony; introduction to jazz harmonies. (F)

Music 296 Music Theory III (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 291, 293, 295 and concurrent enrollment in Music 292 and music 294.
Continuing studies of chromatic harmony and an introduction to twentieth-century harmony. (W)

Music 302* Survey of Music Literature I (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: music 196
A study of general music styles from Greek/Roman times through the 19th century. An additional survey of music literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and the vocal music of the Baroque, Classic, and Romantic periods.

Music 303 Survey of Music Literature II (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Music 302
A study of general music styles from the 17th through 20th centuries. An additional survey of the instrumental music literature of the Baroque, Classic, and Romantic periods and both instrumental and vocal literature of the 20th century.

Music 308 General Methods for Conducting (2:2:0)
Basic conducting for music majors: beat patterns, cues, fermatas, cutoffs, articulation, style, adjusted patterns, compound and asymmetrical meters, changing meters, dynamics, and the application of basic musical form to expression.

Music 310 Jazz Singers (1:2:0)
Vocal soloists who perform with the jazz ensembles.

Music 311 Chamber Music: Voice (1:2-8:)
Prerequisite: Audition
Two to eight hours per week plus performances
May be repeated for credit
Vocal groups and soloists for instrumental groups specializing in popular music idioms. Groups using this number include the following:

Music 312 College Choir (1-2:3:2)
Prerequisite: Basic singing ability
Fee: $2
May be repeated for credit
A choir designed for all students interested in developing basic vocal and musical skills through group singing, and to stimulate appreciation of traditional and modern choral literature . Choir students needing general education credit in the arts area of Arts and Letters should register for M100 and M100L in lieu of this class.

Music 313 Women's Glee (1-2:3:0)
Prerequisite: Basic singing ability
May be repeated for credit
Fee: $2
A chorus of women's voices open to all interested women. (See M100L for the Arts registration option for choirs).

Music 314 Concert Chorale (1-2:5:0)
Prerequisite: Audition (See audition information at the beginning of the Music section)
Fee: $12
May be repeated for credit
A select choir of 60-70 singers designed to perform a wide variety of musical styles. This choir specializes in the performance of a cappella music but also performs some accompanied music. Concert Chorale often combines with other choirs to perform larger works with the Symphony Orchestra. (Concurrent enrollment in private voice training is recommended). (See M100L for the Arts registration option for choirs).

Music 315 Men’s Choir (1-2:3:2)
Prerequisite: Audition (See audition information at the beginning of the Music section)
Fee: $5
May be repeated for credit
All male choir designed to perform a wide variety of musical styles. (See M100L for the Arts registration option for choirs).

Music 316 Women’s Choir (1-2:3:2)
Prerequisite: Audition (See audition information at the beginning of the Music section)
May be repeated for credit
Fee: $7.50
A choir for women who desire to perform a wide variety of musical styles. (See M100L for the Arts registration option for choirs).

Music 317 Opera Workshop (1:3:0)
Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor
May be repeated for credit
Course content varies according to production year. Please contact instructor for more information. Opera Workshop does not fill ensemble credit for music majors.

Music 318 Vocal Union (1-2:5:0)
Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor
May be repeated for credit
Fee required

Music 319 Collegiate Singers (1-2:5:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
May be repeated for credit
Fee: $12
A highly select choir of voices designed to perform a wide variety of musical styles. This group often combines with other choirs to perform larger works with the Symphony Orchestra. (Concurrent enrollment in private voice training is recommended). (See M100L for the Arts registration option for choirs).

Music 324 Jazz Combos (1-2:1:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
May be repeated for credit

Music 325 Percussion Ensemble (1-2:5:0)
May be repeated for credit
Concert Percussion is for percussionists of all concert organizations. Training on organizing effective percussion sections and on all standard percussion instruments is given. Assignments are made from this class for members to perform on specific numbers with various instrumental and vocal ensembles. (See M100L for the Arts registration option for ensembles).

Music 326 Viking Band 1-2
A popular styled group of instrumentalists who provide music for all home football and basketball games and selected away games as needed.

Music 327 Viking Band Percussion 1-2
Corp-style drumline that provides music for all home football and basketball games and selected away games as needed

Music 328 Jazz Lab Band (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
May be repeated for credit
A preparatory jazz ensemble of 10 to 20 musicians who study and rehearse multiple styles of jazz. They perform Fall and Winter semesters on campus.

Music 329 Concert Band (1-2:3:0)
Prerequisite: Basic skill on a band instrument
Designed to provide a challenging experience for band students who possess basic technique while focusing on the improvement of instrumental playing.

Music 330 Sound Alliance (1-2:4:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
May be repeated for credit
A select jazz ensemble of 20 instrumentalists who play campus concerts and special events. Touring and festival attendance also possible.

Music 331 Symphonic Band (1-2:5:0)
Prerequisite: audition (September)
May be repeated for credit
Fee: $10
A 62-72 member performing wind and percussion ensemble (Percussionists assigned from Percussion Ensemble - Music 325). Three programs feature diverse and difficult wind band literature. Guest artists and a biennial tour included. (See M100L for the Arts registration option for ensembles).

Music 332 Marching Band Methods 1-2
This course will consider the history of marching band. It will then go into show development in the traditional and corps style of marching. It will teach charting of half time shows, marching fundamentals, and street marching pedagogy. Drum majoring will also be taught.

Music 340 String Orchestra (1:3:0)
Prerequisite: Basic skill on an orchestral string instrument
Designed to provide a challenging experience for string students who possess basic technique while focusing on the improvement of orchestral playing abilities. Combines with the Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs for annual Fall semester presentation of Handel’s "Messiah." (See M100L for the Arts registration option for ensembles).

Music 341 Chamber Orchestra (1-2:4:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
A select group of 22-27 advanced string players. Concert programs include standard repertoire as well as choral/orchestral, chamber music (quartets), Broadway musicals and full-scale operas. Winds and Brass are added from the Chamber Winds & Brass as needed. Biennial performance tour in conjunction with Collegiate singers.

Music 342A Symphony Orchestra Strings (1-2:5:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
May be repeated for credit
Fee: $10 uniform fee for men; women must supply own black concert dress.
A full symphony orchestra of string, wind and brass players. Percussionists assigned from Concert Percussion (Music 138A). Four programs feature "professional level" repertoire each year, including a Halloween concert, Handel’s "Messiah", guest solo artists and a biennial tour of a newly-commissioned sacred LDS oratorio. (See M100L for the Arts registration option for ensembles).

Music 342B Symphony Orchestra Winds 1

Music 343A Chamber Winds(1-2:3:0)
Prerequisite: By audition
May be repeated for credit
A select group of wind and percussion players performing challenging selections from the symphonic wind literature.

Music 343B Chamber Brass 1-2

Music 344 Bluegrass Ensemble 1-2
Prerequisite: Audition
Two hours per week and occasional evenings, plus tours
May be repeated for credit
Accompanies American Folk Ensemble on campus and tours.

Music 345 Harp Ensemble (1:2:0)
May be repeated for credit
Select groups of musicians organized to study and perform chamber music literature

Music 346 Flute Ensemble (1:2:0)
May be repeated for credit
Select groups of musicians organized to study and perform chamber music literature.

Music 347 Clarinet Ensemble 1-2
May be repeated for credit
Select groups of musicians organized to study and perform chamber music literature.

Music 348 Saxophone Ensemble 1-2
May be repeated for credit
Select groups of musicians organized to study and perform chamber music literature.

Music 349A & B Concert Attendance 0
Junior level music majors are required to attend 10 concerts during the semester.

Music 357A Primary Vocal Methods (Vocal Technique and Pedagogy)(1:2:0)
Prerequisites: Four semesters private voice, and achievement of Level IV status.
Overview of vocal physiology and vocal acoustics with emphasis on vocal problem-solving.

Music 357B Secondary Vocal Methods 1
This class will allow the vocal student to study either the brass, woodwind, or stringed instruments in their area of methods in order to gain an instrumental background.

Music 362 Piano Ensemble (1-2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
May be repeated for credit
Sight reading, accompaniment and piano duets.

Music 363A Internship in Piano Teaching I (2:2:0)
Supervised practice teaching. Teaching of children in private lessons and/or group class instruction.

Music 363B Internship in Piano Teaching II (2:2:0)
Supervising and mentoring of Piano Teaching I. Teaching of children in private lessons and/or group class instruction.

Music 371 Jazz Methods (2:2:0)
Jazz Methods is designed to help prepare music education students to successfully run jazz bands and a jazz program in secondary school systems. Emphasis is placed on style and analysis, improvisation, rehearsing and teaching techniques.

Music 372A Woodwind Methods 1
The purpose of this course is to provide music education students with the technical knowledge and pedagogical information needed for teaching woodwind instruments to beginning and intermediate students. This purpose is approached through classroom instruction emphasizing teaching techniques, applied competency of fundamentals, and reference resources.

Music 372B Woodwind MethodsField Experience 1
Enrollment in this course follows successful completion of Music 372A. Students are provided the opportunity to place in practice concepts learned in Music 372A through assistance in public school music programs. Situations encountered and questions raised by this practical experience are directly answered by a supervising instructor.

Music 373A Brass Methods 1
This class is designed to give all music education majors a working knowledge of how to teach the basics of brass playing to elementary and secondary beginning students. It will be taught five days a week, although it receives only one credit so that all learning takes place in the presence of the instructor. Instruments taught will be trumpet, French horn, baritone, trombone, and tuba. Every method taught will include an objective for teaching students with multicultural and special needs.

Music 373B Brass Methods Field 1
This is the practical application of the brass methods class. Students will be placed in the public schools twice a week to aid and assist the public school band directors in brass instruction. The students will be observed, monitored, and evaluated by both the college instructor and the participating public school band director.

Music 374A Percussion Methods 1
The purpose of this course is to provide music education students with the technical knowledge and pedagogical information needed for teaching percussion instruments to beginning and intermediate students. This purpose is approached through classroom instruction emphasizing teaching techniques, applied competency of fundamentals, and reference resources.

Music 374B Percussion MethodsField Experience 1
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music 374A
Students are provided the opportunity to place in practice concepts earned in Music 374A through assistance in public school music programs. Situations encountered and questions raised by this practical experience are directly answered by a supervising instructor.

Music 375A String Methods 2
This class is specifically designed for string music majors and will focus on the basic techniques common to all the string instruments. Students will be required to study in detail a string instrument different from their primary instrument and must demonstrate competency in performance and teaching techniques involved with its playing.

Music 375B Secondary Methods for Strings 2
This class is designed to introduce string students to woodwind/brass and percussion instruments. Students will be required to focus on one of these instrument and develop a moderate proficiency level with the ability to teach the concepts of its performance as well as give general guidelines of performance on the other instruments of the winds, brass and percussion. Students will observe and assist in the public schools with teachings of both their major instrument as well as their secondary instrument.

Music 376A Choral Techniques I (3:3:0)
This class will discuss effective choral rehearsal strategies, the administration of the choral organization, and the development of choral tone and choral "ensemble psyche."

Music 376B Choral Techniques II (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Completion of piano proficiency, music history, and music theory sequences.
This class will survey seven centuries of choral literature, discuss effective choral programming, and introduce principles of choral arranging, including methods of adapting existing choral works for school choirs.

Music 377 String Practicum 1
This class is for string music majors and will focus on group teaching from beginning levels through high school orchestras. Students will perform on the instrument emphasized in Music 375A.

Music 378 Music for Elementary Teachers 2
See Music 378 under El Ed

Music 379 Teaching Strategies 3
This is the class designed to give the students practical insight into the running of a successful music program. The curriculum will include instruction in a variety of areas, such as: public relations, working within the public school system effectively, scheduling, rehearsal technique, using and writing teaching objectives efficiently, student-teacher relationships, etc. Special emphasis will be placed on multicultural and special needs instruction.

Music 403A Keyboard Literature I 3
Historical survey of keyboard literature from Baroque through Classical periods. Discussion of composers, compositions, instruments and stylistic features; analysis of suitable pedagogical material for teaching.

Music 403B Keyboard Literature II 3
Historical survey of keyboard literature from Romantic and Contemporary periods. Discussion of composers, compositions and stylistic features; analysis of suitable pedagogical material for teaching.

Music 409 Technology 3
In this class the students will be prepared to take the computer and technology competency test required by the state of Idaho for teacher certification. The class will also dwell on music-specific technology using midi and keyboard accessories. All objectives will include dealing with multicultural and special needs students.

Music 449 Concert Attendance 0
Senior level music majors are required to attend 10 concerts during the semester.

Music 450 Senior Recital 0-.5
A solo recital required of all graduating seniors.

Music 465A Advanced Piano Pedagogy I 3
Class piano teaching of adults. Focus on group dynamics, curriculum sequencing and lesson planning. Grading and evaluation tools.

Music 465B Advanced Piano Pedagogy II 2
Class piano teaching. Supervising of interns of Piano Teaching I, II and III. Focus on group dynamics, curriculum sequencing and lesson planning. Grading and evaluation tools.


Complete General Education listing

Credit Hour Designations/Abbreviations (e.g., 3:3:3)


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