Department of Music
Department Chair: James Brague
Department Secretary: Luwana Roberts (208) 496-1259
Department Faculty: Stephen AllenEda AshbyTed AshtonJames BragueKevin BrowerKevin CallBill HolmanBrent JonesRandall KemptonBryce MechamKendell NielsenDavid TaylorRobert TuellerMark WatkinsDarwin Wolford

 
Introduction
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 BYU-Idaho and teach how to recognize and achieve musical quality as a model for the student's personal pursuit of excellence in life.

2. Represent BYU-Idaho as an institution devoted to promoting the arts by performing on and beyond our campus, nurturing creativity with an eye to Christ-like service.

3. Prepare students for active involvement in careers of music education, studio teaching, performance, and other careers in music-related fields.

The department is housed in the Eliza R. Snow Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful and well-equipped facility. The faculty and facilities provide a superior environment for the serious student of music. In addition, the department offers a diversity of opportunities for the non-music major to develop musical skills.

Students may obtain baccalaureate degrees in either Musical Arts (690) or Music Education (890). The versatile Musical Arts degree is designed for students wishing to tailor their courses in areas such as performance, composition, pedagogy, etc. The two-year Associate in Piano Pedagogy (358) is offered for the student who plans to teach in the home after graduation. Music Therapy students may complete their first two years of study at BYU-Idaho. For details please inquire at the Music Department office.
 
Ensembles
BYU-Idaho has outstanding orchestras, bands, and choirs staffed by both music majors and non-music majors. The ensembles are noted for a tradition of excellence and have developed an enviable reputation. Students may select from ensembles ranging from Symphony Orchestra and Collegiate Singers to smaller chamber ensembles such as the Jazz, Percussion Ensemble, and Vocal Union. Participation in performing groups is limited to 12 rehearsal/contact hours per week.
 
Auditions
Auditions for all vocal ensembles will be held August 29, 30, September 1, and 2. Auditions for instrumental ensembles will be held September 1, 2, and 3. Audition scheduling is held in the foyer of the Snow Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Music Lessons
Fifty-two music faculty provide training for both majors and non-music majors.
 
INFORMATION FOR MUSIC MAJORS

 
Music Major Status
BYU-Idaho Department of Music has an open enrollment policy for all freshmen and transfer students desiring to pursue a degree in music. All are initially considered "Prospective Music Majors." Admission as a "Music Major" and clearance for subsequent courses is contingent on a Music Department review of the student's abilities and grades in the following areas: Music 196 (Music Theory 1), Music 194 (Aural Skills 1), Music 149A or B (Music Explorations), Music 118 (Piano Proficiency), Music 155 or 160 (Applied Music), and ensemble participation. The number of sophomores admitted each year as "Music Majors" is limited by course and faculty resources. Students will be notified by June 1 of their music major status for the following fall semester. Transfer students are subject to the same review as all freshmen.
 
Credit Requirements
Baccalaureate degrees at BYU-Idaho require 120 completed credit hours. Due to the comprehensive nature of the Music Education degree (890), there is no minor requirement. The Musical Arts degree (690) requires completion of a minor. The Associate in Piano Pedagogy (358) requires 67 credit hours. Ensemble credit is required each semester of full-time registration regardless of accumulated total, except the semester of student teaching.
 
Instruments Acceptable for Majors
The following instruments may be chosen for those pursuing a degree in music: baritone, bassoon, cello, clarinet, flute, French horn, oboe, percussion, piano, saxophone, string bass, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, voice.
 
Advising
Faculty advisors are assigned on the basis of a student's instrument. For advising assignments contact the Music Department at (208)496-1259.
 
Course Sequence
See Music Department home page for recommended sequence of courses at www2.byui.edu/music/home
 
Prerequisites
It is assumed that all students pursuing a music degree will have developed skills in the following areas prior to their initial enrollment at BYU-Idaho. Deficiencies in any area will need to be made up through remedial courses.

1) a significant degree of technical mastery and musicianship on a primary instrument

2) the ability to read music and a basic understanding of theory fundamentals (key signatures, scales, intervals, chord identification)

3) rudimentary technical skills on the piano including the ability to play simple four-part hymns and simple two-part pieces such as the "March in D Major" from the Anna Magdelena Bach Book
 
Juries
Each semester all music majors enrolled in Music 160 and Music 360 must stand a jury exam to determine final grades and achievement levels. In order to graduate students must successfully pass all juries and recitals as required.
 
Lower-Division Performance Requirement
Music majors are required to perform solo or chamber music in public performance for a minimum of 25 minutes during their first two years. Music therapy students need a minimum of 12 minutes. Regularly scheduled afternoon recitals and other approved performance opportunities are available for student performers. Junior and Senior Recitals and recital time will be monitored through the private instructor and the recital coordinator.
 
Concert Attendance
Music majors must attend ten live concerts each semester. This is reported through various music courses.
 
Piano Proficiency Requirement
A basic level of piano skill is required of all music majors. All students are required to pass Music 256. Consult the Music Department Handbook for details.
 
SPECIAL FEES
Applied Music Instruction:
Music 104 - $105
Music 155, 158, 159 - $158
Music 160, 360 - $316
Music 461, 462 - $316

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
 
Program Description


 
Bachelor of Musical Arts (690)

No double-counting of major courses
 
Minor Required

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Requirement 1:

Take all of these Courses    
ENG 311
HUM 202

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Language of music
Take all of these Courses    
MUSIC 196, 295, 296, 301, 302

 
Major Requirements
   
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 149A, 149B, 194, 209, 293, 294, 303, 308, 462

Emphasis in Piano  (27)   
Five semesters of Ensemble are required. Ensemble experience will include accompanying music majors in Departmental and Solo Recitals.
Take all of these Courses    
MUSIC 160A (Must be taken 4 times), 265A, 265B, 291, 360A (Must be taken 3 times), 362 (Must be taken 5 times), 363A, 363B, 465A, 465B

Emphasis in Strings  (28)   
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 256, 341 (Must be taken 2 times), 387
 
AND
Take 4 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 241, 360E, 360F, 360G, 360H, 405, 462, 467

 
AND
Requirement 2:

These courses must be repeated to equal 8 credits; 340 may be used for 2 credit hours only.
Take 8 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 340, 342A

 
AND
Requirement 3:

Take 8 credits
Take Music 160 Strings

 
AND
Requirement 4:

Take 6 credits
Take Music 360 Strings

Emphasis in Winds & Percussion  (29)   
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 256, 387
 
AND
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 372A, 373A, 374A

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 4 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 241, 360J, 360K, 360L, 360M, 360N, 360O, 360P, 360Q, 360R, 360S, 360T, 406, 407, 408, 462, 468, 469, 470
 
AND
Take 8 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 342B

 
AND
Requirement 3:

Applied Music Lessons for freshmen/sophomores
Take 8 credits
Take Music 160 Winds and Percussion

 
AND
Requirement 4:

Applied music lessons for juniors/seniors
Take 6 credits
Take Music 360 Winds and Percussion

Emphasis in Vocal  (30)   
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 155, 165A, 165B, 256, 317, 387, 404, 466
 
AND
Take 2 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 315, 316, 319
 
AND
Take 3 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 6 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 160D (Must be taken 3 times)
 
AND
Take 6 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 360D (Must be taken 3 times)


 
B.M.  in Music Education (890)   
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education: A degree designed for the student wishing to teach band, orchestra or choir in the public schools. Students with the major instrument of piano may participate in the program as choral majors.

For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Secondary Education section of this catalog.

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Requirement 1:

Take all of these Courses    
ENG 311
HUM 202

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Language of music
Take all of these Courses    
MUSIC 196, 295, 296, 301, 302

 
Major Requirements
   
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 149A, 149B, 194, 256, 293, 294, 303, 308, 387

Emphasis in Band  (31)   
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 371, 372A, 373A, 374A, 379, 462, 482
 
AND
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 326, 327
 
AND
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 372B, 373B, 374B

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 8 credits
Take Music 160 Band Ensemble

 
AND
Requirement 3:

Take 4 credits
Take Music 360 Band Ensemble

 
AND
Requirement 4:

Take 4 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 329, 331, 342B

 
AND
Requirement 5:

If you play Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone or Percussion, you may choose Music 380 or Music 381.
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 380, 381
 
        OR
           If you play Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, French Horn, Baritone, or Tuba, you must take Music 381.
           Take this Course    Min Grade: C-
           MUSIC 381

 
AND
Requirement 6:

If you play Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone or Percussion, you may choose between Music 328 and Music 330(both are repeatable)
Take 2 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 328, 330
 
        OR
           If you play Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, clarinet, French Horn, Baritone, or Tuba, you may choose 2 credits from Music 328, 329, 330, or 331(all are repeatable)
           Take 2 Credits    Min Grade: C-
           MUSIC 328, 329, 330, 331

Emphasis in Orchestra  (32)   
Requirement 1:

Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 371, 372A, 373A, 375A, 375B, 379, 462, 477

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 8 credits
Take Music 160 Strings

 
AND
Requirement 3:

Take 6 credits
Take Music 360 Strings

 
AND
Requirement 4:

These courses must be repeated to equal 6 credits; 340 may be used for 2 credit hours only.
Take 6 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 340, 342A

Emphasis in Choral  (33)   
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 155, 165A, 165B, 360D, 376A, 376B, 461, 466, 483

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 372A, 373A, 374A

 
AND
Requirement 3:

Take 2 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 315, 316, 319
 
AND
Take 5 Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319
 
AND
Take 6 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 160D (Must be taken 3 times)


 
A.A.S.  in Piano Pedagogy (358)   
A degree for the student desiring a two-year degree. 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.

Basic Education Requirements

As you fill the Basic Education Requirements and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the Basic Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take all of these Courses    
ACCTG 180
CHILD 210
COMM 101
 
Major Requirements
   
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: C-
FA 100
MUSIC 101, 106, 149A, 149B, 194, 196, 265A, 265B, 291, 292, 295
 
AND
Take 8 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 160A (Must be taken 4 times)
 
AND
Take 4 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 362 (Must be taken 4 times)



Minor in  Music (159)   
Students desiring a minor in Piano Pedagogy should substitute 265A/B for 156/256 and register for a minimum of two semesters of Music 362.
Requirement 1:

Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 101, 156, 185, 194, 196, 308

AND
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 106, 256

AND
Take 5 Credits    Min Grade: C-
MUSIC 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 339, 340, 341, 342A, 342B, 343A, 343B, 346, 347, 348, 362

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 4 credits
Take Music 158 (Private Lessons)



Minor in  Music Education -- Choral (166)   
This minor may only be chosen by a student with a Secondary Education Major in a non-music field. This minor allows a certified graduate to teach choir in the public schools of certain states.

For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Secondary Education section of this catalog.

Take these Courses    
MUSIC 155, 158D, 165A, 194, 196, 308, 376A, 376B, 483

AND
Take 1 Course    
MUSIC 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 319



Minor in  Music Education -- Orchestra (167)   
This minor may only be chosen by a student with a Secondary Education Major in a non-music field. This minor allows a certified graduate to teach strings in the public schools of certain states.

For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Secondary Education section of this catalog.
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    
MUSIC 101, 194, 196, 308, 375A, 379, 477

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 2 credits
Take Music 160--Orchestra

 
AND
Requirement 3:

Take 2 credits
Take Music 360--Orchestra



Minor in  Music Education -- Band (168)   
This minor may only be chosen by a student with a Secondary Education Major in a non-music field. This minor allows a certified graduate to teach band in the public schools of certain states.

For a listing of approved Secondary Education majors and minors see the Secondary Education section of this catalog.
Requirement 1:

Take these Courses    
MUSIC 194, 196, 308, 372A, 373A, 374A, 379, 482

AND
Take 1 Course    
MUSIC 329, 331

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Take 2 credits
Take Music 160--Band
 
Course Descriptions

MUSIC 100 Introduction to Music (3:2:0)
Fulfills GE Arts requirement.
Prerequisite: The students must be enrolled in one of the ensembles (choir, band, orchestra, etc) during the same semester this class is taken.
A one-semester course that offers a brief survey of the main periods in music history and examines literature being performed in the various ensembles for the current semester.
 
MUSIC 101 Music and the Humanities (3:3:0)
Fulfills GE Arts requirement.
One section is a course designed to acquaint non-music majors with our classical musical heritage and its relationship to history and the other arts. One section is a course designed to acquaint music and non-music majors with a truly original American art form: jazz. Its relationship to other arts, history, classical music, blues, R & B, pop and rock styles, its heritage, and the elements that comprise jazz is explored by means of listening, observation, discussion, reading, and demonstration.
 
MUSIC 106 Group Organ Instruction (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Ability to play hymns of average difficulty on the piano.
Fundamentals of manual and pedal technique, elementary repertoire, elementary registration, and hymn playing.
 
MUSIC 155 Introductory Vocal Methods (2:1:0)
Fee:  $158.00
Prerequisite: Prospective music major status, indicated by enrollment in the appropriate theory class; and approval of voice faculty, through pre-enrollment vocal/choir audition.
The first semester of applied vocal instruction for vocal music majors. Required as a prerequisite for music major private voice lessons. Includes a weekly classroom seminar, 12 weekly 50-minute semi-private lessons, and a weekly master class.
 
MUSIC 158A Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Piano (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
One hour practice five days a week required. Pianists unable to play selected LDS hymns should register instead for Music 105, Music 107 or Music 108.
 
MUSIC 158B Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Organ (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158C Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Harp (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158D Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Voice (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Prerequisite: Music 104. Concurrent registration in a vocal ensemble gives the student priority in the class, should space become a consideration for registration.
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158E Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Violin (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158F Applied Music Lessons Non-major - Viola (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158G Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Cello (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Twelve regularly scheduled 25-minute lessons. Master classes are not a requirement, but are strongly recommended.
 
MUSIC 158H Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - String Bass (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Twelve regularly scheduled half-hour weekly lessons. Master classes are not a requirement, but are strongly recommended.
 
MUSIC 158I Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Guitar (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for music therapy majors only consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158J Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Flute (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158K Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Oboe (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158L Applied Music Lessons Non-majaors - Bassoon (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158M Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Clarinet (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158N Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Saxophone (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158O Applied Music Lessons Non-majors Trumpet (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158P Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - French Horn (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158Q Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Trombone (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158R Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Baritone (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158S Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Tuba (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158T Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Percussion (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 158Z Applied Music Lessons Non-majors - Jazz Piano (1:0:1)
Fee:  $158.00
Private lessons for non-music majors consisting of twelve 25-minute lessons per semester. Repeatable.
 
MUSIC 160A Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Piano (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160D Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Voice (2:0:1)
Fee:  $310.00
Prerequisite: Music 155 and passing Level I vocal requirements (proper breathing and posture) in the 155 jury, followed by continuing progress each semester in passing the appropriate levels in vocal development.
The second, third, and fourth semester of applied vocal instruction for vocal music majors (after 155). Private lessons for music majors, consisting of twelve 50-minute lessons and a weekly master class.
 
MUSIC 160E Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Violin (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160F Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Viola (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160G Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Cello (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Twelve regularly scheduled one-hour weekly lessons.
 
MUSIC 160H Applied Music Lessons - Jury - String Bass (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Twelve regularly scheduled one-hour weekly lessons. Weekly master classes. Approximately once a month a combined master class will be held for all string majors.
 
MUSIC 160J Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Flute (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160K Applied Music Lessons - Jury -Oboe (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160L Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Bassoon (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160M Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Clarinet (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160N Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Saxophone (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160O Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Trumpet (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160P Applied Music Lessons - Jury - French Horn (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160Q Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Trombone (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160R Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Baritone (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160S Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Tuba (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 160T Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Percussion (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316.00
Private lessons for freshmen/sophomore music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester.
 
MUSIC 165A Diction for Singers 1 (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in 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. Concurrent with applied voice study. Two 50-minute classes per week.
 
MUSIC 165B Diction for Singers 2 (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)
A one semester course that examines the doctrines of the Gospel as portrayed in the hymns of Zion. Particular attention will be paid to scriptural quotations on which each hymn is based and how these are presented as hymns.
 
MUSIC 194 Aural Skills 1 (2:2:2)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of entrance exam.
Development of basic listening, singing, and writing skills related to music theory. Activities include singing (using movable-do/ tonic-do solfege), listening, and music dictation (including rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic).
 
MUSIC 196 Music Theory 1 (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Pass basic theory pretest.
Studies in melodic, rhythmic and harmonic elements of baroque four-part composition; harmony through secondary dominants and modulation.
 
MUSIC 209 Music Technology (1:1:1)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music 190.
The introduction to technology and its application in the field of music. In addition, instruction is offered for popular software including Finale and Microsoft Powerpoint.
 
MUSIC 241 Studio Field Seminar (1:0:1)
Prerequisite: Music 295
As an observer, students will attend private applied lessons (approximately two a week) taught by various instructors. These are to include observing lessons taught corresponding to the student's major area of emphasis as well as other settings, both instrumental and vocal. Four times during the semester (monthly), all students registered for the class will meet together to discuss their observations and insights
 
MUSIC 256 Piano Skills (2:1:2)
Prerequisite: Piano 156 (Basic Piano Skills 1) or equivalent training (easy two-hand folk tunes, simple I, IV, V7 accompaniments, "Hymns Made Simple").
Continuation of M156. Further development of basic piano technique, including the following: Play major scales in eighth notes at 120 beats per minute. Play I IV 16/4 V7 I progression in all major/minor keys in 90 seconds for each set. Play all major/minor arpeggios in triplets at 60 beats per minute. Play improvised and prepared accompaniments.
 
MUSIC 265A Piano Pedagogy 1 (3:2:1)
Prerequisite: Since it is difficult to teach anything which one has not personally mastered, class members must have advanced standing as a pianist. Concurrent enrollment in applied piano is strongly encouraged. The course is open to non-majors with an interest in teaching in the home.
Pedagogy is the art or science of teaching, especially in the instruction of teaching methods. Instruction emphasizes practical teaching experience in both private and group situations. Students will teach average-age beginning students for ten weeks. The course is designed primarily for majors. However, any student meeting the course prerequisite is welcome. Grades are prorated accordingly.
 
MUSIC 265B Piano Pedagogy 2 (3:2:1)
Prerequisite: Designed primarily for piano pedagogy majors, students enrolled in the course should have a performance competency level that will enable them to adequately participate both in performance and basic theoretical analysis of the music. The course is open to non-majors with an interest in teaching in the home.
The course prepares the student for field experience within a piano studio teaching situation, not only acquainting the student with a general framework of the extant literature for the piano (with an emphasis on the intermediate teaching literature) but also introducing the student to a variety of pedagogical approaches. The course is designed primarily for majors. However, any student meeting the course prerequisite is welcome. Grades are prorated accordingly.
 
MUSIC 291 Keyboard Harmony 1 (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Students should have passed the piano proficiency test before registering for class and should have taken a semester of music theory (Music 196) and ear training (Music 194).
Semester one of a two-semester sequence of learning to apply principles of harmonic progression to keyboard style, focusing on folksong materials and excerpts from classics and pop songs.
 
MUSIC 292 Keyboard Harmony 2 (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced standing as a pianist; completion of two semesters of music theory classes.
A single semester course for keyboard majors and music therapy students designed to apply principles learned in music theory classes to the keyboard.
 
MUSIC 293 Aural Skills 2 (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 194 and concurrent enrollment in Music 295
Development of basic listening, singing, and writing skills related to music theory. Activities include singing (using movable-do/ tonic-do solfege), listening, and music dictation (including rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic).
 
MUSIC 294 Aural Skills 3 (2:2:2)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music 293 and M295 or course equivalents.
Third semester of a three semester sequence in the development of aural skills.
 
MUSIC 295 Music Theory 2 (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Completion of first semester theory and aural skills classes with grades of C or higher.
Semester two of a three semester course in harmony for music majors, it focuses mainly on chromatic harmony found in the so-called Classic and Romantic periods of musical composition. While not the primary focus, it does study musical form to a limited extent.
 
MUSIC 296 Music Theory 3 (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Completion of first semester music theory and aural skills classes. While second semester classes are not absolutely necessary, they are recommended and teacher permission should be obtained before taking this course before completion of semester two.
Semester three of a three semester sequence focused on compositional techniques of the 20th Century.
 
MUSIC 301 Music Literature: Greek-Baroque (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Humanities 202, English 311, Music 296
A one semester course presenting the history and general musical styles of western (European) music from Greek/Roman times through the mid-18th century and the relationship of the music to the political, social, and religious environment in which these musical styles developed. Includes study of the musical genres of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and Baroque Periods.
 
MUSIC 302 Music Literature: Greek-Baroque (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music 302
A one semester course presenting the history and general musical styles of western (European) music from the mid-18th century through the 19th century and the relationship of the music to the political, social, and religious environment in which these musical styles developed. Includes study of the music genres of the Classic and Romantic periods.
 
MUSIC 303 The Twentieth Century Including World Music (2:2:0)
A one semester course presenting the history and general musical styles beginning circa 1900 to the present. An additional study of the vocal and instrumental music genres of the twentieth century including genres of Western and non-Western origins.
 
MUSIC 308 Conducting (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music 156, 194, and 196.
A one-semester course teaching basic conducting skills for music majors. Topics include leadership, expressive gesture, score study, and developing the aural image. The class will function as an ensemble, and each student will conduct assignments as frequently as possible, at least every other week.
 
MUSIC 312 University Choir (1-2:3:0)
Fee:  $2.00
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)
Fee:  $2.00
Prerequisite: None, except a desire to sing.
A one semester course that gives women experience in 2, 3, and 4 part singing. This class also serves as a lab for Music 100.
 
MUSIC 314 Concert Chorale (1-2:3:0)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: Audition.
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 (1-2:5:0)
Fee:  $9.00
Prerequisite: No prerequisite, but audition required.
All male choir designed to perform a wide variety of musical styles. See M100L for the Arts registration option for choirs.
 
MUSIC 316 Women' Choir (1-2:5:0)
Fee:  $9.00
Prerequisite: Audition
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
Course content varies according to production year. Please contact instructor for more information. Opera Workshop must be used by vocal BMA music majors to fill ensemble credit for two semesters.
 
MUSIC 318 Vocal Union (1-2:5:0)
Prerequisite: While this course is not limited to music majors, enrollment does require an audition and permission of the instructor.
Vocal Union is a choral ensemble of mixed voices specializing in popular styles of close harmony, vocal jazz, musical theatre, and "swing era" tunes.
 
MUSIC 319 Collegiate Singers (1-2:5:0)
Fee:  $12.00
Prerequisite: While this course is not limited to music majors, enrollment does require an audition and permission of the instructor.
Collegiate Singers is a choral ensemble of 40-46 mixed voices specializing in the study and performance of a wide variety of music styles from Renaissance to Broadway.
 
MUSIC 324 Jazz Combo (1:1:1)
Prerequisite: Audition
Combos provide opportunities to develop improvisational solo skills sometimes unavailable in the larger jazz ensembles. A curriculum is provided to learn and cultivate traditional and contemporary jazz art skills. Groups can specialize in styles, such as: bebop/swing, funk, Latin, Dixieland, etc.
 
MUSIC 325 Percussion Ensemble (1-2:4:0)
This ensemble provides a challenging performance experience for percussion students regardless of playing ability. Membership in the Percussion Ensemble is open to all interested percussionists.
 
MUSIC 326 Viking Band (1-2:5:0)
A popular styled group of instrumentalists who provide music for tournaments and activity events. This group has a definite tie with the activities program at BYU-I.
 
MUSIC 327 Viking Band Percussion (0.5-2:5:0)
Prerequisite: Desire to learn.
Corp-style drumline that joins with the Viking Band to provide music for tournaments and activity events. This group has a definite tie with the activities program at BYU-Idaho.
 
MUSIC 328 Jazz Lab Band (1-2:4:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
The Jazz Lab Band is a large jazz ensemble open, by audition, to music majors and non-majors. A full curriculum is provided to help students learn the fundamentals of jazz. The group meets twice weekly and performs each semester.
 
MUSIC 330 Sound Alliance (1-2:4:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
Sound Alliance is the premier jazz ensemble at BYU–Idaho. It is auditioned but open to all BYU-Idaho students (music majors and non-majors). The ensemble provides an opportunity for students to practice and cultivate jazz with other students at a similar skill level. It provides challenge, learning, and growth. The course includes a full educational curriculum, works hard, performs regularly, tours and attends festivals when possible.
 
MUSIC 331 Wind Ensemble (1-2:4:0)
The Wind Ensemble is a 47 member performing organization. Auditions are held Fall and Winter semesters. Selections are drawn from the finest wind band literature. Biennial tours.
 
MUSIC 339 University Baroque Ensemble (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
Provides students the opportunity to study and perform chamber literature from the 17th and 18th century. Issues of Baroque performance practice are considered including instrumentation, articulation, and improvisation.
 
MUSIC 341 Chamber Orchestra (1-2:4:0)
Prerequisite: Audition required
The Chamber Orchestra provides an opportunity for music students to expand their knowledge of string and chamber orchestra literature. Students will also have the experience to accompany choral and opera productions and participate in string quartets - working with a professional quartet in residency each January.
 
MUSIC 342A Symphony Orchestra Strings (1-2:4:0)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: Admission by audition only.
A full symphony orchestra of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion personnel. Four concerts are given throughout the academic year of various different types such as: full orchestral, Halloween/Pops, choral/orchestral, student concerto soloists, guest professional soloists, etc. Also a biennial concert tour of a newly-commissioned sacred LDS choral/orchestral work.
 
MUSIC 342B Symphony Orchestra Winds (1-2:4:0)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: Audition
A full symphony orchestra of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion personnel. Four concerts are given throughout the academic year of various different types such as: full orchestral, Halloween/Pops, choral/orchestral, student concerto soloists, guest professional soloists, etc. Also a biennial concert tour of a newly-commissioned sacred LDS choral/orchestral work.
 
MUSIC 343A Chamber Winds (1-2:4:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
A select group of wind and percussion players performing challenging selections from the symphonic wind literature.
 
MUSIC 343B Chamber Brass (0.5-1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Audition
The course allows the brass players to combine with the chamber winds and chamber strings to prepare performances of classical symphonies, opera, and other required venues of professional performance
 
MUSIC 344 Bluegrass Ensemble (1-2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Ability to play bluegrass instrument, sing, and have consent of director.
Accompanies American Folk Ensemble on campus and tours.
 
MUSIC 345 Harp Ensemble (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Harp study.
A one semester course that offers harp students the opportunity to play a variety of music with other harpists.
 
MUSIC 346 Flute Ensemble (1:2:0)
Chamber music experience exloring flute choir repertoire
 
MUSIC 347 Clarinet Ensemble (1-2:2:0)
A clarinet choir (and smaller ensembles) that performs literature from 18-20th century.
 
MUSIC 348 Saxophone Ensemble (1-2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Play the saxophone at any level and a desire to keep playing
Members of the ensemble are grouped into quartets as well as larger, choir-like, groupings. Music specifically written or transcribed for this ensemble type includes classical and jazz genres. Students are given information to help them become better saxophonists individually and as an ensemble. The group is non-auditioned and open to any saxophonist who wishes to participate.
 
MUSIC 360D Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Voice (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Prerequisite: Music 155, and enough Music 160 to pass Level IV in voice.
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360E Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Violin (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360F Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Viola (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360G Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Cello (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360H Applied Music Lessons - Jury - String Bass (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360J Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Flute (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360K Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Oboe (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360L Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Bassoon (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360M Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Clarinet (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360N Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Saxophone (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360O Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Trumpet (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360P Applied Music Lessons - Jury - French Horn (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360Q Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Trombone (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360R Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Baritone (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360S Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Tuba (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 360T Applied Music Lessons - Jury - Percussion (2-3:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Private lessons for junior/senior music majors; twelve 50-minute lessons per semester
 
MUSIC 362 Piano Ensemble (1-3:1:1)
Prerequisite: Students enrolled in the course should have performance competency levels that will enable them to adequately support an ensemble combination. Generally, one should be able to sight read and play four-art chorales (hymn texture) accurately as well as be technically proficient in basic scalar and arpeggio patterns.
Piano Ensemble is a course designed primarily for piano music majors for the improvement of piano skills in the areas of vocal and instrumental collaboration, sight reading, and piano duet/duo ensemble. The emphasis on the course is on accompanying with use of piano duet/duo literature to augment skills of accompanying, critical listening and ensemble. The course is designed primarily for majors. However, any student meeting the course prerequisite is welcome. Grades are prorated accordingly.
 
MUSIC 371 Choral/Vocal Secondary Methods (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled as an instrumental music major in either education or musical arts.
The study of choral and vocal methods for instrumental music education majors.
 
MUSIC 372A Woodwind Methods (2:3:2)
Prerequisite: All participants must be at least a second year, second semester student. Non-woodwind students should take the course junior year.
This course provides music education students with the technical knowledge and pedagogical information needed for teaching woodwind instruments to beginnng and intermediate students.
 
MUSIC 372B Woodwind Methods - Field Experience (1:0:1)
Prerequisite: All students must have completed Woodwind Methods (Music 372A).
Field Experience constitutes observation of and assistance to practicing band directors. Students visit an assigned secondary school band and observe, take notes, and assist when asked. All students meet weekly with a faculty supervisor to discuss questions raised through their observations and experiences.
 
MUSIC 373A Brass Methods (2:2:2)
This course provides music education students with the technical knowledge and pedagogical information needed for teaching brass instruments to beginnng and intermediate students.
 
MUSIC 373B Brass Methods - Field Experience (1:0:1)
Prerequisite: Completed Brass Methods, Music 373A
Field Experience constitutes spending one day a week at an actual public school assisting and observing the field teacher during a brass teaching class.
 
MUSIC 374A Percussion Methods (2:2:2)
This course provides music education students with the technical knowledge and pedagogical information needed for teaching percussion instruments to beginnng and intermediate students.
 
MUSIC 374B Percussion Methods - Field Experience (1:0:1)
Prerequisite: Completion of Percussion Methods, Music 374A.
Field Experience constitutes observation of and assistance to practicing band directors. Students visit an assigned secondary school band and observe, take notes, and assist when asked. All students meet weekly with a faculty supervisor to discuss questions raised through their observations and experiences.
 
MUSIC 375A String Methods (2:2:2)
A course designed to prepare music majors to teach the basics of string playing to elementary and secondary beginning through intermediate students. Focus will be on violin, viola, cello and bass.
 
MUSIC 375B String Methods - Field Experience (1:0:1)
Prerequisite: Music 375A
A practical application experience in an area public school to observe teaching as well as apply information acquired in Music 375A.
 
MUSIC 379 Teaching Strategies (2:2:0)
Students will focus on teaching strategies specific to music classrooms and performing ensembles.
 
MUSIC 380 Marching Band Methods (1:2:0)
A one-semester course dealing with marching/show formulation and the teaching of marching and playing skills.
 
MUSIC 381 Jazz Methods (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music Theory 3; Aural Skills 3; individual performance level should correspond to the music major's Junior year.
This course is a combination lecture/discussion and hands-on situation. Students apply learned concepts individually, paired with class members and collectively as a class, and in a practicum-like situation with the Jazz Lab Band and/or Sound Alliance. Visitations to public schools will be made when possible. Jazz Methods is designed for students to learn basic concepts and teaching of jazz.
 
MUSIC 387 Scoring and Arranging (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music Theory 1 and 2, Music technology OR consent of the instructor
Orchestral and band instruments are discussed, demonstrated, writing techniques discussed and practiced. Students are required to score excerpts for each of five instrument sections: string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and saxophone. Their projects are performed and discussed in class. A final project of scoring for either a symphony or concert band concludes the semester.
 
MUSIC 404 Vocal Chamber Literature (2:0:2)
Prerequisite: Vocal music major status, completion of or concurrent registration in Music Theory 3.
Overview of great opera and art song vocal literature throughout music history, with emphasis on material for use in vocal development and progression.
 
MUSIC 405 String Literature Survey (2:0:2)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music Theory 3 and Aural Skills 3.
Studies concentrate on solo and small ensemble literature with pedagogical application.
 
MUSIC 406 Brass Chamber Literature (2:0:2)
Students will receive an in-depth treatment of literature for brass players and develop an ability to use the library and other resources for finding appropriate educational literature.
 
MUSIC 407 Woodwind Chamber Literature (2:0:2)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music Theory 3 and Aural Skills 3.
A seminar situation is utilized for the study of woodwind literature. Students meet once per week where they are given assignments and present information. Written copies of all student presentations are given to each participant and collected in a notebook for future reference. Studies concentrate on solo and small ensemble literature within the following guidelines and categories: pedagogical application, i.e. appropriateness for age or developmental level and elements within a composition that may teach specific fundamental or advanced techniques; chamber music that may be similarly useful; and standard repertoire of which students should be aware.
 
MUSIC 440 Voice Internship (1:2:0)
Prerequisite: Must be a senior Bachelor of Arts: Vocal Music Major. Permission of the instructor is required. Some students may be asked to participate in one or two semesters during their senior year.
A one to two-semester capstone course for Bachelor of Musical Arts - Vocal students involving faculty-supervised private studio teaching and observational field experience.
 
MUSIC 441A String Pedagogy Internship (1:0:1)
Prerequisite: Music 421
This is a sequential two-semester course wherein the student functions as the applied private instructor for a small number of students, under the supervision of a faculty member. This course is somewhat similar to the Student Teaching experience of the Music Education major
 
MUSIC 441B String Pedagogy Internship 2 (1:0:1)
Prerequisite: Music 421
This is a sequential two-semester course wherein the student functions as the applied private instructor for a small number of students, under the supervision of a faculty member. This course is somewhat similar to the Student Teaching experience of the Music Education major.
 
MUSIC 442 Wind/Perc Pedagogy Internship (2:0:2)
Student will teach three private students from the community or non-major underclassmen weekly private lessons under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
 
MUSIC 461 Applied Half Recital (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing as a music major. Pre-approval by appropriate applied music faculty is required: a 10-12 minute pre-recital jury or departmentally approved voucher of the student’s readiness to perform is required two to three weeks before the recital. The semester jury examination normally required for applied private lessons will be replaced by the pre-recital jury during the recital semester.
Preparation of half of a recital, with a 25 to 30 minute performance, with program.
 
MUSIC 462 Applied Full Recital (2:0:1)
Fee:  $316
Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent
This course consists of the final preparation and presentation of a juried recital during the final semester of coursework (excluding Student Teaching semester if applicable). Included also is the presentation and acceptance of a pre-recital hearing to a faculty panel at least three weeks prior to the scheduled recital date. A written theoretical and historical analysis/description of the music to be performed is also a component of the course.
 
MUSIC 466 Vocal Pedagogy (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music 155
A one-semester course examining the internal workings of the vocal mechanism, their effect on vocal production, the mechanics of efficient vocal production, the mechanics of vocal development, and effective correction of vocal production faults. This class is a prerequisite to the applied vocal internship required of BMA majors in their senior year.
 
MUSIC 467 String Pedagogy (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Music 241 and Music 375A
A one-semester course for string music majors focusing on teaching techniques for the private studio.
 
MUSIC 468 Brass Pedagogy (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music 373A, Brass Methods
Students will learn techniques unique to brass private instruction.
 
MUSIC 469 Woodwind Pedagogy (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music 372A, Woodwind Methods.
Students meet in a seminar situation; that is, one meeting per week in which assignments are made and student work (the fulfillment of assignments) is presented to the class aurally and in writing. Faculty guided studies, i.e., the assignments and reports, are collected in a notebook the student retains as a reference source. Concentration is on fundamental and advanced concepts of woodwind playing and various aproaches to teaching these concepts. Focus is kept on success in the private teaching studio.
 
MUSIC 470 Percussion Pedagogy (2:2:0)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music 374B.
Students meet in a seminar situation; that is, one meeting per week in which assignments are made and student work (the fulfillment of assignments) is presented to the class aurally and in writing. Faculty guided studies, i.e., the assignments and reports, are collected in a notebook that the student will retain as a reference source. Concentration is on fundamental and advanced concepts of percussion playing and various aproaches to teaching these concepts. Focus is kept on success in the private teaching studio.
 
MUSIC 477 String Practicum (2:1:3)
Prerequisite: Music 375A and Music 375B
A one-semester course for string education majors where the focus will be on demonstrating quality rehearsal techniques, individual and group problem solving, class pacing and quality performance through proper lesson planning. Students will also improve their performance skills by participating on a secondary string instrument.
 
MUSIC 482 Band Practicum (2:1:3)
Prerequisite: Primary and one secondary methods class. Co-registered in second secondary methods class.
Students will actually conduct and rehearse with real live student musicians.
 
MUSIC 483 Choral Practicum (2:1:3)
Prerequisite: Students must successfully pass Music 308 (Conducting) prior to enrolling in this course.
Choral Practicum is a preparatory course for Choral Education majors and minors in developing skills of conducting and rehearsal strategies through applied practice.