Department of Music

FACULTY

DAVID J. DIEHL. Chair, Department of Music, Associate Professor of Music, 1997—
BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1989; MEd, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1990; MM, Austin Peay State University, 1997; DA, Ball State University, 2007.

PAUL A. CHRISTIANSON, Professor of Music, 1993—
BA, Northwest Nazarene University, 1986; MA, University of Idaho, 1988; DMA, University of Georgia, 1997.

TIMOTHY H. CIERPKE, Professor of Music, 1988—
BA, Point Loma Nazarene University, 1971; MM, Samford University, 1979; DMA, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1987.

JARED B. HOUCHIN, Director of Recording Studio, Instructor of Music, 1997—
BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1997; MEd, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2006.

FREDERICK A. MUND, Professor of Music, 1968—
BS, Olivet Nazarene University, 1962; MS, Butler University, 1965.

MATTHEW C. MURDOCK, Assistant Professor of Music, 2008—
BM, Butler University, 1987; MM, Bowling Green State University, 1989; DA, Ball State University, 2007.

JOHN A. RAY, Associate Professor of Music, 2009—
BME, Samford University, 1980; MM, Samford University, 1988; DMA, The University of Alabama, 1999.

Department of Music General Information

The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, a Bachelor of Science in Music (Liberal Arts--General), and a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Liberal Arts--Commercial). Career and service opportunities in music include engineering aspects of the music industry, teaching in public and private schools and colleges which offer programs in vocal or instrumental music, songwriting, and professional singing and playing in symphonies, opera, orchestras, commercial recording studios and various live performance venues.

The department's educational philosophy is based on the premise that a student must experience the performing of music. Therefore, each major program offers opportunities to perform with either vocal or instrumental groups on campus in addition to the basic core of music courses. Performing ensembles in the Department of Music are Choral Union, Gospel Choir, Madrigalians, Trevecca Master Chorale, Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz/Pop Vocal Ensemble, Commercial Guitar Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Lab Band, Percussion Ensemble, Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble, various chamber groups, and the University Handbell Choir.

Students who are not music majors may choose a minor in music, elect courses in music, perform in ensembles, or study elective applied music in order to broaden and enrich their appreciation of the fine arts.

Trevecca Nazarene University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The teaching major is approved by the Tennessee Board of Education and is part of the unit accredited by NCATE.

Mission Statement

The Department of Music seeks to train musicians in the essential skills, attitudes, and intellectual understandings that are necessary to be competent in their desired areas of vocation and to create opportunities for the appreciation of and participation in music within the broader community.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to read and realize musical notation.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to hear, identify, and work conceptually with the elements of music: timbre, texture, harmony, rhythm, melody, and structure.
  3. Display an understanding of the compositional process and its historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts.
  4. Display an acquaintance with a wide selection of musical literature, the principal eras, genres, and cultural sources.
  5. Display the ability to develop and defend musical judgments.
  6. Music Education students will demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and aptitude necessary to assume the role of a professional educator through their upper level practica and student teaching.
  7. In addition to these outcomes, students pursuing a degree in Music Education will be responsible for the goals listed as part of the Conceptual Framework found in the School of Education's General Information section of the catalog.

Department Regulations

Students choosing to major in music should be prepared to sing or play representative works from their repertoire for placement into class, elective, or private instruction. Additional placement procedures include proficiency examinations in music theory (written and aural), notation software, and functional keyboard skills. Placement in the appropriate theory classes and piano class will be based on these examinations.

Students pursuing the Music Education major must make formal application to the Teacher Education Program as is outlined in the School of Education teacher education guidelines.

Applied Study

All applied study area students who are unable to pass their entry level placement auditions, which are based on the requirements of the rubric assessments, will be given conditional acceptance status until they can pass the basic rubric level requirement. Student will be able to test again in the Spring Semester of their freshman year or the Fall Semester of their sophomore year. If the student can pass the basic rubric, he/she will become a Music Major; otherwise, the student will be advised to seek another degree and continue his/her interest in music through private elective studies and ensembles.

Applied study is required of all music majors.

Minimum requirements differ according to each degree program as follows:

Music Education

4 - 8 credit hours of Lower Division applied study over 4 semesters and 3 - 6 credit hours of Upper Division applied study over 3 semesters.

Liberal Arts (General Studies)

4 - 8 credit hours of Lower Division applied study over 4 semesters and 4 - 8 credit hours of Upper Division applied study over 4 semesters.

Liberal Arts (Commercial Studies)

Vocal students will take 4 semesters (4-8 hours) of MUS study in which the literature will move from classical study to non-belting musical theatre styles and then 4 semesters (8 hours) of upper division commercial study.

Instrumental students will take 4 semesters of lower division study in both classical and commercial studies simultaneously (8 hours) and then 4 semesters of upper division study in commercial music (4-8 hours).

Students enrolled in degree programs requiring a Senior Recital must first pass an applied examination at the end of their 4th semester to be admitted into Upper Division and must pass a Senior Recital Jury 4 weeks prior to Senior Recital to be able to present their recital.

Upper Division Study Options

The following lessons and practicum/internship may replace upper division applied lesson requirements. Senior Project/Senior Recital requirements are notated.

Area

Maximum Hours

Project or Recital

Prerequisite

Songwriting Lessons

8

Project

Songwriting II

Composition Lessons

8

Project

Theory II
Aural Theory II

Music Technology

(2- 2-hour Internships)

4

Project

Advanced Recording

Worship Leading

(Church Music Practicum)

2

Recital

Church Music Minister or Advanced Conducting

Students may register for their applied lessons as follows:

One 30-minute lesson requires a minimum of 5 hours outside practice weekly for Lower Division study and 6 hours outside practice weekly for Upper Division study.

A 50 minute weekly seminar is also required for students taking applied lessons.

Ensembles

Any student may apply for membership in one or more of the departmental ensembles which provide opportunity for a variety of musical experiences through performances. Music majors and minors are required to participate in an appropriate ensemble each semester they are enrolled in applied study until they have completed the appropriate program requirements; i.e., all vocal and keyboard students enroll in Choral Union; orchestral students (excluding those who play string instruments who enroll in the Trevecca Symphony Orchestra) enroll in Wind Ensemble; guitar students enroll in Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Lab band, or Commercial Guitar Ensemble (1 credit hour minimum of Commercial Guitar Ensemble and 1 credit hour minimum of Guitar Ensemble).

Music BS (Liberal Arts--General)

General Education*

49-51 hours

Foundations Tier 21 or 22 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

2440

World Music and Culture
(Intercultural Literacy)

(2)

Mathematics—Choose one

(3-4)

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics (3)

 

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra (3)

 

 

MAT

1310

Pre-Calculus (3)

 

 

MAT

1510

Calculus I (4)

 

PEA

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

Human Sciences Tier 6 hours

 

Institutional—Choose one

(3)

 

ECO

2000

Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

 

 

ATH

3010

Introduction to Anthropology (3)

 

 

POL

2020

American Political Institutions (3)

 

 

SWK

1200

Introduction to Social Work (3)

 

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I (3) or HIS 1450 — World Civilization II (3) (whichever is not used to satisfy the World Civilization Context in the Contexts Tier)

 

 

HIS

2010

U.S. History Survey I (3)

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History Survey II (3)

 

Behavioral—Choose one

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology (3)

 

 

SOC

2010

General Sociology (3)

 

 

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication (3)

 

Natural Sciences Tier 6 or 7 hours

 

Lab Science—Choose one

(3-4)

 

SCI

1500

Life Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2000

Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

 

 

BIO

1510

General Biology (4)

 

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2200

Physical Geology (3)

 

 

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science (3)

 

 

CHE

1010

Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry (4)

 

 

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I (4)

 

 

PHY

1010

Basic College Physics I (4)

 

 

PHT

1020

Basic College Physics II (4)

 

 

PHY

1040

The Physics of Sound (3)

 

 

PHY

2110

General Physics I (4)

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier 16 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Philosophy (Choose One)

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics (3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

MUS

1515

Art for Music Majors

(1)

Additional Requirement for Freshmen

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Music Major

37 hours

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MUS

2000

Music Technology

(2)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

3010

Theory III

(2)

MUS

3020

Theory IV

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

MUS

2410

History I

(2)

MUS

2420

History II

(2)

MUS

3410

History III

(2)

MUS

3420

History IV

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

3110

Advanced Conducting

(2)

MUS

4010

Orchestration

(3)

MUS

 

Literature and Pedagogy

(2)

Performance Minor

21-25 hours

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance
(six Satisfactory semesters required)

(0)

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division

(4)

MUS

 

Applied, Upper Division -
(2) in semester of Senior Recital

(5)

MUS

 

Secondary Applied

(optional)

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency or Class Piano I,II,III,IV passed with average of B- or above

(0-4)

MUS

4600

Senior Recital for Music Majors

(0)

MUS

 

Vocal - Choral Union (8) and Electives (4)

(12)

MUS

 

Instrumental - Wind Ensemble (8) and Electives (4)

(12)

General Electives

3 hours

MUS/MCM Electives

4-10 hours

Performance Electives

 

MUS/MCM

27--47--

Additional Applied Lessons

(Up to 6)

MUS/MCM

18--

Additional Ensembles

(Up to 6)

MUS

3620

Diction for Singers

(3)

MUS

3700

Junior Recital

(1)

MUS

3800

Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble

(1)

MCM

2780

The Working Musician

(2)

Worship Leading Electives

 

MUS

2200

Church Music Practicum*

(1)

MUS

2520

Choral Literature and Pedagogy

(2)

MUS

3500

Hymnology

(2)

MUS

4150

The Church Music Minister

(2)

*Each hour successfully completed can be substituted for one hour of upper division applied study.

Music Therapy Electives

 

MUS

3510

Music Therapy I

(3)

MUS

3520

Music Therapy II

(3)

MUS

4780

Composition Lessons*

(1)

*Each hour successfully completed can be substituted for one hour of upper division applied study.

Total for BS in Music
(Liberal Arts--General)

120 hours

Music (Liberal Arts--General) Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

ENG

1020

English Composition*

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

MUS

1000

Music Fundamentals

(3)

 

 

or

 

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

 

 

and

 

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

1300

Finale**

(2)

MUS

1600

Class Piano I

(1)

 

 

or

 

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency

(0)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division

(1-2)

MUS

 

Ensemble (Required Ensemble)

(1)

*English Composition can be moved to Spring Semester if student begins Theory Cycle

**Finale can be moved to Spring for students taking Music Fundamentals

Total 14-18

Semester 2

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

PEA

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

MUS

2000

Music Technology

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

 

 

or

 

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MUS

1610

Class Piano II

(1)

 

 

or

 

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency

(0)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division

(1-2)

MUS

 

Ensembles

(2)

ENG

1020

English Composition*

(3)

*If not taken first semester

Total 16-18

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

ENG

1080

Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

(3)

MAT

 

Mathematics Choice

(3-4)

MUS

3010

Theory III

(2)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

2410

History I

(2)

MUS

2600

Class Piano III

(1)

 

 

or

 

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency

(0)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division

(1-2)

MUS

 

Ensembles

(1-2)

Total 14-18

Semester 4

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

PHL

 

Philosophy Choice

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

MUS

3020

Theory IV

(2)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

MUS

2420

History II

(2)

MUS

2620

Class Piano IV

(1)

 

 

or

 

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency

(0)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division

(1-2)

 

 

4th Semester Jury

(0)

MUS

 

Ensembles

(1-2)

Total 16-18

Junior Year

Semester 5

MUS

1515

Art for the Music Major

(1)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

MUS

2440

World Music and Culture

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

3410

History III

(2)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied, Upper Division

(1-2)

MUS

 

Ensembles

(1-2)

 

 

General Electives

(1-3)

Total 15-17

Semester 6

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

MUS

3110

Advanced Conducting

(2)

MUS

3420

History IV

(2)

 

 

Human Science Institutional Choice

(3)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied, Upper Division

(1-2)

MUS

 

Ensembles

(1-2)

MUS

 

Literature and Pedagogy

(2)

 

 

General Electives

(1-3)

Total 15-18

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

 

Natural Science (Lab)

(3-4)

 

 

Behavioral Science Choice

(3)

MUS

4010

Orchestration

(3)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied, Upper Division*

(1-2)

MUS

 

Ensembles

(1-2)

 

 

General Electives

(1-3)

Total 12-17

Semester 8

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

HIS

 

World Civilization I or II

(3)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

 

Applied, Upper Division*

(2)

MUS

 

Ensembles

(1-2)

MUS

4600

Senior Recital for Music Majors (if in this semester)

(0)

 

 

General Electives

(1-3)

*2 in semester of Senior Recital

Total 12-13

Total for BS in Music
(Liberal Arts--General))

120 hours

Music BA (Liberal Arts--Commercial)

General Education*

52-55 hours

Foundations Tier 22 or 24 hours

 

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

Intercultural Literacy—Choose one

(2-3)

 

MUS

2440

World Music and Culture (2)

 

 

COM

2020

Principles of Intercultural Communications (2)

 

 

FRE

1000

French Language and Culture (3)

 

 

GER

1000

German Language and Culture (3)

 

 

SPA

1000

Spanish Language and Culture (3)

 

 

HEB

2100

Biblical Hebrew (3)

 

 

GRK

2100

Biblical Greek (3)

 

 

ECO

3300

International Economics Development (3)

 

 

SOC

2100

People and Culture of the World (2)

 

 

MIS

3700

Religion and Culture (3)

 

 

COM

2060

American Sign Language I (3)

 

Mathematics—Choose one

(3-4)

 

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics (3)

 

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra (3)

 

 

MAT

1310

Pre-Calculus (3)

 

 

MAT

1510

Calculus I (4)

 

PEA

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

Human Sciences Tier 6 hours

 

Institutional—Choose one

(3)

 

ECO

2000

Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

 

 

ATH

3010

Introduction to Anthropology (3)

 

 

POL

2020

American Political Institutions (3)

 

 

SWK

1200

Introduction to Social Work (3)

 

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I (3) or HIS 1450 — World Civilization II (3) (whichever is not used to satisfy the World Civilization Context in the Contexts Tier)

 

 

HIS

2010

U.S. History Survey I (3)

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History Survey II (3)

 

Behavioral—Choose one

(3)

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology (3)

 

 

SOC

2010

General Sociology (3)

 

 

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication (3)

 

Natural Sciences Tier 6 or 7 hours

 

Lab Science—Choose one

(3-4)

 

SCI

1500

Life Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2000

Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

 

 

BIO

1510

General Biology (4)

 

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2200

Physical Geology (3)

 

 

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science (3)

 

 

CHE

1010

Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry (4)

 

 

CHE

1040

General Chemistry I (4)

 

 

PHY

1010

Basic College Physics I (4)

 

 

PHY

1020

Basic College Physics II (4)

 

 

PHY

1040

The Physics of Sound (3)

 

 

PHY

2110

General Physics I (4)

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier 16 hours

 

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Philosophy (Choose One)

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics (3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

MUS

1500

Fine Arts (if needed)

(3)

 

 

or

 

MUS

1515

Art for Music Majors*

(1)

Additional Requirement for Freshmen

3 hours

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

Music Core

24 hours

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MCM

1600

Class Piano I

(2)

MCM

1610

Class Piano II

(1)

MCM

2600

Class Piano III

(1)

MCM

2620

Class Piano IV

(1)

MUS

2000

Music Technology

(2)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

Music History (Student Choice)

(6)

 

MUS

2410

History I (2)

 

 

MUS

2420

History II (2)

 

 

MUS

3410

History III (2)

 

 

MUS

3420

History IV (2)

 

 

MCM

2150

Commercial Music History (2)

 

 

MCM

2420

Jazz History I (2)

 

 

MCM

2430

Jazz History II (2)

 

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

*Waive Fine Arts (MUS 1500) & add Art for the Music Major (MUS 1515) if at least 4 hours of traditional Music is taken.

Commercial Core

13 hours

MUB

1100

Survey of Music Business I

(3)

MUB

1150

Survey Practicum

(2)

MCM

1050

Basic Concepts of Recording

(2)

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

(3)

MCM

2010

Commercial Theory

(3)

Performance Minor

16 hours

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(six Satisfactory semesters required)

(0)

MUS

27--

Applied, Lower Division (Vocal)

(4)**

MUS

27--

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(4)**

MCM

27--

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(4)**

MUS

2900

Applied Proficiency

(0)

MCM

47--

Applied, Upper Division (Vocal)

(8)

MCM

47--

Applied, Upper Division (Instrumental)

(4)

MUS

18--

Choral Union/Wind Ensemble/ TSO

(4)

MCM

4015

Senior Project

(0)

 

 

or

 

MCM

4600

Senior Performance

(0)

General Electives

3 hours

MUS/MCM Electives

9 hours

**One hour of class instruction may count towards applied requirements

Graduate Track Electives

 

MUS

2410
3420

Music History Cycle (if not already taken)

(8)

MUS

3010

Theory III

(2)

MUS

3020

Theory IV

(2)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

MUS

3110

Advanced Conducting

(2)

MUS

4010

Orchestration

(3)

Performance Electives

 

MUS/MCM

27--/47--

Additional Applied Lessons

(Up to 6)

MUS/MCM

18--

Additional Ensembles

(Up to 6)

MCM

1500

Keyboard Technique

(1)

MCM

2780

The Working Musician

(2)

Songwriting Electives

 

MCM

1650

Guitar for the Songwriter

(1)

MCM

3100

Introduction to Songwriting

(2)

MCM

3300

Songwriting

(2)

MCM

4780

Songwriting Lessons*

(1-2)

MUB

2220

Music Publishing

(3)

Jazz Studies Electives

 

MUS

1835

Jazz Combo

(1)

MCM

2080

Improvisation I

(2)

MCM

2090

Improvisation II

(2)

MCM

2420

Jazz History I

(2)

MCM

2430

Jazz History II

(2)

MCM

4300

Jazz Pedagogy

(2)

Music Technology Electives

 

MCM

2050

Recording Techniques

(2)

MCM

3910

Advanced Recording

(2)

MCM

4200

Post Production

(2)

MCM

4050

Mastering

(2)

MCM

4510

Internship*

(Up to 4)

*Each hour successfully completed can be substituted for one hour of upper division applied study.

Music Therapy Electives

 

MUS

3510

Music Therapy I

(3)

MUS

3520

Music Therapy II

(3)

Worship Leading Electives

 

MUS

2200

Church Music Practicum

(1)

MUS

2520

Choral Literature and Pedagogy

(2)

MUS

3500

Hymnology

(2)

MUS

4150

Church Music Minister

(2)

Total for BA in Music
(Liberal Arts--Commercial)

120 hours

Music (Liberal Arts--Commercial) Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

1000

Music Fundamentals

(3)

 

 

or

 

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

 

 

and

 

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals (Vocal)

(1)

 

 

or

 

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division (Vocal)

(1-2)

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MCM

 

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

Total 16-18

Semester 2

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

2000

Music Technology

(2)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MCM

2720

Applied, Lower Division (Vocal)

(1)

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MCM

 

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

MCM

1500

Keyboard Techniques (elective)

(1)

Total 14-16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

PEA

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MAT

 

Math Choice

(3-4)

MUB

1100

Survey of Music Business I

(3)

MCM

1600

Class Piano I

(1)

 

 

or

 

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency

(0)

MCM

2720

Applied, Lower Division (Vocal)

(1)

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MCM

 

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

 

Total 14-16

Semester 4

HIS

 

World Civilization Choice

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUB

1150

Survey Practicum in Music Business

(2)

MCM

1050

Basic Concepts of Recording

(2)

MCM

1610

Class Piano II

(1)

 

 

or

 

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency

(0)

MCM

2720

Applied, Lower Division (Vocal)

(1)

MUS

 

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MCM

 

Applied, Lower Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

MUS

2900

Applied Proficiency

(0)

Total 14-16

Junior Year

Semester 5

PHL

 

Philosophy Choice

(3)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS/MCM

Music History Choice

(2)

MCM

2010

Commercial Theory

(3)

MCM

2600

Class Piano III

(1)

 

 

or

 

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency

(0)

MCM

 

Applied, Upper Division (Voice)

(2)

MCM

 

Applied, Upper Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MUS/MCM

Electives

(2-3)

Total 13-16

Semester 6

 

 

Lab Science Choice
(Physics of Sound)

(3-4)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy
(World Music)

(2-3)

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

MUS

1200

Recital Attendance

(0)

MUS/MCM

Music History Choice

(2)

MCM

 

Applied, Upper Division (Voice)

(2)

MCM

 

Applied, Upper Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MCM

2620

Class Piano IV

(1)

 

 

or

 

MUS

3600

Keyboard Proficiency

(0)

Total 16-18

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

 

Human Science Institutional Choice

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts (if needed)

(3)

 

 

or

 

MUS

1515

Art for the Music Major

(1)

MUS/MCM

Music History Choice

(2)

MCM

Applied, Upper Division (Voice)

(2)

MCM

Applied, Upper Division (Instrumental)

(1)

MUS/MCM

Electives

(2-3)

 

General Elective

(3)

Total 15-17

Semester 8

 

Behavioral Science Choice

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

MCM

 

Applied Upper Division (Voice)

(2)

MCM

 

Applied Upper Division (Instrumental)

(2)

MCM

4015

Senior Project

(0)

 

 

or

 

MCM

4600

Senior Performance for Music Majors

(0)

MUS/MCM

Electives

(2-3)

Total 12-13

Total for Music
Liberal Arts--Commercial

120 hours

Music Education BS (Vocal/General K-12 or Instrumental/General K-12)

See the Teacher Education Program section of this Catalog for description.

Composition Minor

Total

29 hours

Required hours

(29)

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

3010

Theory III

(2)

MUS

3020

Theory IV

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

MUS

3410

Music History III

(2)

MUS

3420

Music History IV

(2)

MUS

4010

Orchestration

(3)

MUS

4780

Private Composition Lessons

(4)

Jazz Studies Minor

Total

20-21 hours

Required hours

(12-13)

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

Theory Requirement (Based on entrance level test)

(2-3)

 

MUS

1000

Music Fundamentals (3)

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

MUS

2010

Theory I (2)

 

MCM

2080

Improvisation I

(2)

MCM

2090

Improvisation II

(2)

MCM

2420

Jazz History I

(2)

MCM

2430

Jazz History II

(2)

Performance hours

(8)

MUS/MCM Applied Study

(4)

Ensemble

(4)

 

MUS

1831

Jazz Ensemble (2)

 

 

MUS

1835

Jazz Combo (2)

 

Music Minor

Total

20 hours

Required hours

(12)

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

 

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

 

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

 

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

 

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

 

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

 

Performance hours

(8)

Applied Study (at least 2 private)

(4)

 

Ensemble

(4)

 

 

Choral Union or Wind Ensemble (2)

 

Gospel Choir (1)

 

Wind Ensemble (1)

 

University Handbell Choir (1)

 

Jazz Ensemble (1)

 

Trevecca Symphony Orchestra (1)

 

Jazz Band (1)

 

Madrigalians (1)

Music Technology Minor

Total required hours

17 hours

MUS

1000

Music Fundamentals

(3)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MCM

1050

Basic Concepts of Recording

(2)

MCM

2050

Recording Techniques

(3)

MCM

3910

Advanced Recording

(2)

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

Songwriting Minor

Total

20 hours

Required hours

(16)

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

MUS/MCM

Applied, Vocal

(1)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MCM

3100

Introduction to Songwriting

(2)

MCM

3300

Songwriting

(2)

Performance hours

(4)

Option I

 

MCM

1600

Class Piano I

(1)

MCM

1610

Class Piano II

(1)

MCM

2600

Class Piano III

(1)

MCM

2620

Class Piano IV

(1)

 

 

or

 

 

 

Private Piano

(4)

Option II

 

MUS

1640

Beginning Class Guitar

(1)

MUS

1650

Intermediate Class Guitar (for Songwriters)

(1)

MCM/MUS

Applied Guitar

(2)

 

or

 

 

Private Guitar

(4)

Worship Leading Minor

Total

28 hours

Required hours

(20)

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

2520

Choral Literature and Pedagogy

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

3500

Hymnology

(2)

MUS

4150

The Church Music Minister

(2)

WAS

4500

Field Education in Worship Arts

(1)

Performance hours

(8)

MCM/MUS Applied Study

(4)

MCM/MUS Ensemble Hours

(4)

Choral Union or Wind Ensemble (Required) (1)

 

Gospel Choir (Required for Vocalists) (1)

 

Music Theatre Interdisciplinary Minor

Total required hours

22 hours

MUS

1000

Music Fundamentals

(3)

MCM

1500

Keyboard Technique

(1)

MUS

2720

Voice

(4)

MUS

3800

Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble

(4)

COM

1000

Production Participation

(0)

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

COM

2410

Acting I: Theory and Practice

(2)

COM

422E

Practicum (technical)

(1)

COM

3430

Movement I

(2)

COM

3440

Movement II

(2)

Music Course Descriptions

GENERAL MUSIC CLASSES

MUS 1000—Music Fundamentals (3)

A basic theory course designed for the non-music major or as a review for the prospective music major. Covers elementary problems in rhythm, time signatures, scales, intervals and chords.

MUS 1300—Finale (2)

Designed for the entering music student. The music writing program "Finale" will be learned with a hands-on format. "Finale" is the basic language of the Department of Music and is basic to all writing courses that follow.

MUS 1500—Fine Arts (3)

Designed to give students a historical perspective of music, art, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to modern times.

MUS 1515—Art for the Music Major (1)

Designed to give students a historical perspective of art, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to modern times. Spring.

MUS 1550—Music Appreciation (3)

Presents the basic building blocks of music and fosters attentive, intelligent listening to music of different genres and historical periods. Helps the students appreciate, understand, and develop critical thinking skills on selected genres, styles, and periods in the Western European tradition of music as well as examples of music from outside this tradition. Offered summers only. Third-party fee required.

MUS 2000—Music Technology (2)

Designed to familiarize the music major with current technology in the field of music by creating projects for aspects of audio, video, music notation software, MIDI, Design and layout and Website creation. Programs utilized in this course are: Apple iLife suite, Band in a Box, Finale, Discus, and Photoshop. Prerequisite MUS 1300. Every semester.

MUS 2010—Theory I (2)

The study of music from Medieval Period to 1700. Students will be expected to compose and analyze music appropriate to the styles studied within the context of the era under investigation. Students will be expected to make use of the Macintosh Computer Lab to aid in their instruction. Prerequisite MUS 1000 (C- or better) or passing of the theory entrance test and MUS 1300. Fall.

MUS 2020—Theory II (2)

Continuation of Theory I. The study of music from 1700 to 1800. Spring.

MUS 2060—Aural Theory I (2)

The teaching of aural skills in music theory, focusing on both dictation and sight singing with the single goal of developing internal musical perception and the ability to hear musical relationships accurately and with understanding. Equal emphasis is placed on melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements in music. Classroom and computer lab instruction is utilized. Initial emphasis on half-beat values in rhythmic study, music interval study involving m2-M3, melodic study involving diatonic melodies and harmonic study involving I and V chords. Fall.

MUS 2070—Aural Theory II (2)

Continuing development of internal musical perception through ear training and sight singing with emphasis on duple and triple subdivisions in rhythmic study, music interval study involving m2-P5, melodic study involving leaps of m3-P5 and harmonic study involving I, ii, IV, V chords and non-harmonic tones. Spring.

MUS 2410—History I (2)

Study of the development of Western music from ancient civilization through the Renaissance. Fall—even years.

MUS 2420—History II (2)

Study of the development of Western music during the Baroque and Classical periods. Spring—odd years.

MUS 2440—World Music and Culture (2)

A study of the development of indigenous music of Eastern and Western cultures and how that music is both a product of and a contributor to those cultures. The class will be taught with an anthropological approach that views each particular culture through the lens of the music that each culture produces. Spring.

MUS 3010—Theory III (2)

Continuation of Theory II. The study of music from 1800 to 1900. Fall.

MUS 3020—Theory IV (2)

Continuation of Theory III. The study of music from 1900 to the present with emphasis on non-traditional forms of composition. Spring.

MUS 3060—Aural Theory III (2)

Continuing development of internal musical perception through ear training and sight singing with emphasis on quarter-beat values and half-beat values in syncopation in rhythmic study, music interval study involving m2-M6, melodic study involving I, IV, V, and vii6 chords and harmonic study involving full harmonic dictation. Fall.

MUS 3070—Aural Theory IV (2)

Continuing development of internal musical perception through ear training and sight singing with emphasis on quarter-beat values and triplets, music interval study involving all intervals, melodic study involving larger leaps and harmonic study involving I, ii, IV, V, vi chords and full harmonic dictation. Spring.

MUS 3100—Elementary Conducting (2)

A study of the fundamentals of conducting. Emphasis on beat patterns and methods of indicating meter, tempo, volume and style. Material drawn from sacred and secular choral music. Open to all students. Required of all majors and minors. Fall.

MUS 3110—Advanced Conducting (2)

Continuation of MUS 3100 with emphasis on baton skills. Materials will be drawn from appropriate instrumental and instrumental/ choral combination literature. Spring.

MUS 3410—History III (2)

Study of the development of Western music during the Romantic period. Fall—odd years

MUS 3420—History IV (2)

Study of the development of Western music during the 20th century and beyond. Spring—even years.

MUS 3510—Music Therapy I (3)

A broad introduction to the concepts, terminology, primary applications, career tracks and connections between the field of Psychology and Music Therapy. Offered Fall (even years) beginning 2012. Prerequisites: PSY 2010; PSY 2175; MUS 2010 and MUS 2020; MUS 1620; MCM 2080; Two years of private and/or class study on piano or guitar.

MUS 3520—Music Therapy II (3)

A continuation of the study of the concepts, terminology, primary applications, career tracks and connections between the field of Psychology and Music Therapy. Offered: Spring (odd years) beginning 2013. Prerequisites: MUS 3510 (Music Therapy I)

MUS 3620— Diction for Singers (3)

Designed to familiarize the singer with the basic rules of pronunciation in Italian, German, and French languages with instruction in the International Phonetic Alphabet. Spring even years.

MUS 4010—Orchestration (3)

A practical study of the techniques of arranging for various types of instrumental groups. Prerequisite: MUS 2020. Fall.

MUS 4020—Choral Arranging (3)

Intended to give the student competency in arranging music for all types of vocal combinations. Prerequisite: MUS 2020. As needed.

MUS 4100—Seminar in Advanced Conducting (1)

Advanced study in conducting, majoring on actual conducting experience under faculty supervision. Open only to those who have completed the regular conducting sequence of courses, with consent of the instructor. As needed.

MUS 4200—Keyboard Literature and Pedagogy (2)

Designed to familiarize the student with selected keyboard literature from the Baroque to the present. Discussion and study of selected teaching methods and materials is included. As needed.

MUS 4220—Woodwind Literature and Pedagogy (2)

Involves the theory and practice of teaching applied woodwinds. Includes discussion and study of materials and methods with practical experience of teaching in a lab situation. As needed.

MUS 4230—Brass Literature and Pedagogy (2)

Involves the theory and practice of teaching applied brass. Includes discussion and study of materials and methods with practical experience of teaching in a lab situation. As needed.

MUS 4240—String Literature and Pedagogy (2)

Involves the theory and practice of teaching applied strings. Includes discussion and study of materials and methods with practical experience of teaching in a lab situation. As needed.

MUS 4310—Vocal Literature and Pedagogy (2)

The study of vocal music and composers from all periods in history. This class will look at the vocal instrument and vocal techniques for teaching. As needed.

MUS 4330—Directed Study in Music (1-3)

Consists of special projects or specialized research in music. As needed.

MUS 4500—Seminar: Special Topics in Music and Literature (1-3)

For upper-division students who desire to explore special aspects of music literature, history, performance or a music-related topic such as music therapy, or recording studio.

As needed.

COMMERCIAL MUSIC THEORY, HISTORY, AND LITERATURE

MCM 2010—Commercial Theory (3)

Chord progressions, the Nashville number system, song forms, harmonic techniques, listening skills, and charting are all addressed in this class. Prerequisite: MUS 2020. Fall.

MCM 2150—Commercial Music History (2)

A survey of the development of commercial music written in America from the early 19th century to the present. The term commercial refers to music written for consumable use and not primarily as a work of art. Fall.

MCM 2420—Jazz History I (2)

Study of the historical development of Jazz as a commercial and artistic genre. Jazz History I will cover this subject from its inception to 1950. Fall—even years.

MCM 2430—Jazz History II (2)

Study of the historical development of Jazz as a commercial and artistic genre. Jazz History II will cover this subject from1950 to the present. Spring—odd years.

MCM 2780—The Working Musician (2)

A course dealing with musicianship as a vocation. The goal is to expose the student to the professional expectations of the recording studio environment, touring, symphonic performance, and church musician. Topics will include arranging, the 'Nashville Number System,' contracts, union membership, wages, tax implications, career opportunities, and planning. Included will be recording sessions, field trips, and guest professionals from various areas of the music industry. Fall.

MCM 3100—Introduction to Songwriting (2)

An introduction to the craft of songwriting (all genres: Christian, Pop, Country, etc.). A detailed examination of the songwriting processes (song analysis, avoidance of cliches, re-writing, etc.) as well as a historical overview of commercial songs and songwriters. Prerequisite: MUS 2020 and functional proficiency on a chordal instrument. Fall.

MCM 3300—Songwriting (2)

The study of commercial songwriting. The formulation of lyrics and musical ideas into the writing of popular songs (all genres: Christian, Pop, Country, etc.). Prerequisite: MCM 3100 or instructor's approval. Spring.

MCM 4015—Senior Project (0)

A capstone performance option for students who elect Music Technology Internship in place of upper division study. This project will consist of producing, recording, and/or engineering a project in a live or studio setting. A minimum of five songs is required. Graded S/U. Every semester. Project Application must be submitted in semester prior to project.

MCM 4300—Jazz Pedagogy (3)

Addresses pedagogical concepts, techniques, and materials related to private and class jazz instruction. As needed.

MCM 4510—Music Technology Internship (2)

An opportunity for the student to gain practical experience in live and/or studio engineering. Application for this Internship must be sought one semester in advance and should be coordinated with the student's advisor and Career Services in the Center for Leadership, Calling and Service. This internship may replace Upper Division private study and may be repeated one time for a total of four hours. Graded S/U.

COMMERCIAL RECORDING

MCM 1050—Basic Concepts of Recording (2)

Designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts and multiple aspects of recording audio. Topics covered include brief history of recording, basic signal flow, major components of audio, digital theory, and basic DAW operations. Fall/Spring.

MCM 2050—Recording Techniques (3)

Hands-on experience provided in several methods of mixing and recording different instruments and vocalists to produce a variety of musical effects while planning and conducting actual recording sessions involving student performers. Instruction is in the 16-track studio A. Prerequisite: MCM 1050; PHY 1040. Fall.

MCM 3910—Advanced Recording (2)

A continuation of MCM 2050, this course explores techniques in editing and mixing with topics including MIDI, sampling, CGI, automation, signal processing, and the development of sound reinforcement. Lab Required. Prerequisite: MUS 1300; MCM 2050. Spring.

MCM 4050—Mastering (2)

Addresses the process of combining the final mixes into a completed product. Prerequisite: MCM 3910. As needed.

MCM 4200—Post-Production (2)

Techniques for combining audio for film including processes in automatic dialogue replacement, film score, Foley, and special effect. Prerequisite: MCM 3910. As needed.

CHURCH MUSIC

MUS 2200—Church Music Practicum (1)

Intended to give the student an insight into the functioning of a church music program. The student will be available to assist in the operation of the music program short of taking full responsibility for a given service. As needed.

MUS 2520—Choral Literature and Pedagogy (2)

Intended to acquaint the potential church musician with music suitable for worship in the Christian church. The student will develop an ethical approach to singers and singing and will gain knowledge of how to work with the professional singer as well as the non-professional singer in the church. Spring—odd years.

MUS 3500—Hymnology (2)

The history, classification, and practice of the hymnody of the Christian church to the present. Spring—even years.

MUS 4150—The Church Music Minister (2)

An exploration of skills and considerations involved with leading worship. Topics include learning how to lead people into the presence of God; becoming an "invisible" worship leader; learning the relationship between form and freedom in worship; building a comprehensive music culture; creating congregation friendly arrangements and singing keys; rehearsal planning and execution for a praise band, choir and instrumental section; and developing a philosophy of technology and sound dynamics. Fall, odd years.

MUS 4510—Career Internship in Church Music (1-3)

Explores the various needs of the church music program. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences related to conducting, leading and administration. Application for this Internship must be sought one semester in advance and should be coordinated with the student's advisor and the Center for Leadership, Calling and Service. This internship may replace Upper Division private study for up to two hours. Graded S/U.

PERFORMANCE

All students desiring to study an applied area must have the approval of the Department of Music before they register. Majors are required to study their principal applied area each semester they are enrolled or until they complete their senior recital requirement (MUS 4600).

CLASS INSTRUCTION

MCM 1500—Keyboard Technique (1)

Designed as an introduction to the piano keyboard. Scales and basic chords will be used as tools to explore the use of the piano as a theoretical, performance and accompaniment medium.

MCM 1600—Class Piano I (1)

Beginning class piano for commercial music majors. Areas of study will include: (1) Aural transcription and dictation, (2) Scales and modes, (3) Harmonization by sight and ear; (4) Major and minor chord progressing, (5) Development of reading skills, and (6) Improvisation. Fall.

MCM 1610—Class Piano II (1)

A continuation of MCM 1600. Beginning class piano for commercial music majors. Areas of study will include: (1) Aural transcription and dictation, (2) Scales and modes, (3) Harmonization by sight and ear, (4) Major and minor chord progressing, (5) Development of reading skills, and (6) Improvisation. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MCM 2600. Prerequisite: MCM1600 or instructor's approval. Spring.

MCM 1625—Vocal Fundamentals II (1)

A continuation of the study of the basics of vocal technique with an emphasis on commercial applications.

MCM 1650—Guitar for the Songwriter (1)

A class focused on the development of the skills necessary to use the guitar as a songwriting tool. Fall.

MCM 2080—Improvisation I (2)

Deals with the fundamentals of improvisation, including the study of harmonic changes, melodic creation, and personal expression through music. Open to vocalists and instrumentalists. Fall—odd years.

MCM 2090—Improvisation II (2)

The continued study of improvisation techniques. Prerequisite: Improvisation I MCM 2080. Spring—even years.

MCM 2600—Class Piano III (1)

A continuation of MCM 1610. Areas of study will include: (1) Aural transcription and dictation, (2) Scales and modes, (3) Harmonization by sight and ear; (4) Major and minor chord progressing, (5) Development of reading skills, and (6) Improvisation. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MCM 2620. Prerequisite: MCM1610 or instructor's approval. Fall.

MCM 2620—Class Piano IV (1)

A continuation of MCM 2600. Areas of study will include: (1) Aural transcription and dictation, (2) Scales and modes, (3) Harmonization by sight and ear; (4) Major and minor chord progressing, (5) Development of reading skills, and (6) Improvisation. Prerequisite: MCM 2600 or instructor's approval. Spring.

MCM 4780 51/52—Songwriting Lessons (1-2)

Private lessons in songwriting. These may replace upper division Applied Study in the Music Liberal Arts (commercial) curriculum. Prerequisites: MCM 3100, MCM 3300.

MUS 1600—Class Piano I (1)

Beginning class piano. Goals for the semester include the student (1) knowing all major and minor five-finger scales, (2) being able to play major and minor I-V7-1 chord progressions in all keys, and (3) playing prepared pieces that include easy melody and accompaniment. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MUS 1610. Fall.

MUS 1610—Class Piano II (1)

A class designed to follow MUS 1600. Goals for the semester include the student (1) knowing all major and harmonic minor scales (one octave), (2) being able to play appropriate major and minor I-IV-I-V7-I chord progressions in all keys, (3) being able to appropriately harmonize and transpose melodies using I, IV, and V7 chords in major and/or minor by sight, and (4) being able to appropriately harmonize melodies using I, IV, and V7 chords in major and/or minor by ear, (5) being able to play pieces that are at an easy-to-intermediate level of difficulty. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MUS 2600. Prerequisite: MUS 1600 or instructor's approval. Spring.

MUS 1620—Vocal Fundamentals (1)

A foundational course introducing the voice as an instrument, vocal health, and applied vocal technique, with a focus on performance. Designed for music majors and non-major singers desiring vocal training in a class setting. Fall.

MUS 1640—Beginning Class Guitar (1)

Designed for the student who has minimal or no experience in guitar. It will cover the fundamental concepts of guitar techniques.

MUS 1650—Intermediate Class Guitar (1)

Designed to further the playing ability of the beginning guitar student. Prerequisite: MUS 1640 or instructor's approval. Spring.

MUS 1660 Guitar for Praise and Worship (1)

Addresses the fundamentals of understanding chord charts and playing simple melodies as applied to leading or accompanying worship services. Fall.

MUS 2600—Class Piano III (1)

A class designed to follow MUS 1610. Goals for the semester include the student (1) knowing all major and harmonic minor scales, (2) being able to play appropriate major and minor I-IV-I-V7/V-V7-I chord progressions in all keys, (3) being able to appropriately harmonize and transpose melodies using I, IV, V7/V, and V7 chords in major and/or minor by sight, (4) being able to appropriately harmonize melodies using I, IV, V7/V, and V7 chords in major and/or minor by ear, (5) being able to sign-read simple songs, and (6) being able to play pieces that are at an intermediate level of difficulty. This class is also designed to help prepare the student for MUS 2620. Prerequisite: MUS 1610 or instructor's approval. Fall.

MUS 2620—Class Piano IV (1)

A class designed to follow MUS 2600. Goals for the semester include the student (1) knowing all major and harmonic minor scales (two octaves), (2) demonstrating all the skills necessary for passing the Keyboard Proficiency, MUS 3600. Prerequisite: MUS 2600 or instructor's approval. Spring.

ENSEMBLE

MCM 1800—Gospel Choir (1)

A vocal ensemble (with instrumental support) that focuses on contemporary and historical "gospel" music as well as contemporary church music. Fee charged.

MCM 1825—Vocal Jazz/Pop Ensemble (1)

An auditioned ensemble of 8-16 members which learns and performs standard jazz and popular music arrangements from the mid 20th century to the present. The ensemble performs a cappella, with piano accompaniment, and with occasional instrumental support. Auditions are held in late April and early August. Students admitted are expected to commit to a full year. Open to music majors and non-majors.

MCM 1846—Commercial Ensemble (1)

Performs a diverse range of music from Classic Rock to Contemporary Christian music on amplified instruments. This group is open to all musicians, vocalists, instrumentalists, and rhythm players.

MCM 1880—Lab Band (1)

A mixed ensemble that will explore different genres each semester. Personnel will rotate each semester.

MUS 1820—Choral Union (1)

Open to students and Nashville community. No audition is required, but consent of the director is needed. Larger choral works are performed (Messiah, Elijah, Requiem, etc.) with full orchestra accompaniment. Required ensemble of all vocal and keyboard music majors and minors studying applied.

MUS 1825—Madrigalians (1)

A small mixed choral ensemble open to all students by audition. Music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras is featured.

MUS 1830—Wind Ensemble (1)

Open to all students. It provides opportunity for continued development of instrumental performance ability. A balanced repertoire from both sacred and secular literature is performed in concerts given throughout the year. All who wish to participate must be approved by the director. Required of instrumental majors.

MUS 1831—Jazz Ensemble (1)

Open to all students by permission of director. Functioning every semester, the group performs in the more popular idiom, including some jazz.

MUS 1835—Jazz Combo (1)

A jazz chamber ensemble that emphasizes the performance of historical literature and improvisation.

MUS 1840—Chamber Music Ensemble (1)

Provides opportunity for participation in ensembles of a more intimate nature. Open to all students by audition. As needed.

MUS 1841—Trevecca Symphony Orchestra (1)

Open to students and Nashville community by audition. Continuous openings for strings and occasional openings for winds and percussion. Opportunities to perform stimulating symphonic orchestral and string literature on campus and beyond. Required ensemble of all string majors and minors.

MUS 1842—Guitar Ensemble (1)

Performs a diverse range of guitar repertoire on acoustic instruments. Students must be able to read music. Fall semester.

MUS 1843—Woodwind Ensemble (1)

Flexible instrumentation. Performs standard Woodwind Quintet, Quartet or Trio literature as well as sacred pieces. As needed.

MUS 1844—Brass Ensemble (3)

Performs standard brass quintet literature and some sacred pieces. As needed.

MUS 1845—Percussion Ensemble (1)

Performs a diverse range of percussion ensemble repertoire.

MUS 1850—University Handbell Choir (1)

Open to all students. Students learn basic terminology and techniques related to handbell music. They also will perform at least once during a semester. Prerequisite: Ability to read rhythms. Fall—odd years.

MUS 1860—Marching Band (1)

Provides instrumental students with an opportunity to participate in the Vanderbilt Marching Band. Permission of the instrumental instructor is required. At least one hour is required of all instrumental music education majors. Fall.

MUS 3800—Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble (1)

A performance class in which students prepare a variety of operatic and musical theatre scenes. Attention will be given to movement, diction, acting, singing, and vocal interpretation. The class will culminate in a public staged performance. Prerequisite: Audition and/or consent of instructor. Every Spring.

MUS 4520—Trevecca Master Chorale (1)

A select vocal organization available to non-traditional students and community singers by audition. An ensemble which performs sacred and secular literature of all musical periods independently and also joins with Trevecca Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra in performing major works each semester.

Private Instruction (Music)

Fee charged per hour.

MUS 1700—Elective Private Piano (1-2)

MUS 1710—Elective Private Organ (1-2)

MUS 1720—Elective Private Voice (1-2)

MUS 1731—Elective Private Trumpet (1-2)

MUS 1732—Elective Private Trombone (1-2)

MUS 1733—Elective Private French Horn (1-2)

MUS 1734—Elective Private Baritone (1-2)

MUS 1735—Elective Private Tuba (1-2)

MUS 1741—Elective Private Flute (1-2)

MUS 1742—Elective Private Oboe (1-2)

MUS 1743—Elective Private Saxophone (1-2)

MUS 1744—Elective Private Bassoon (1-2)

MUS 1745—Elective Private Clarinet (1-2)

MUS 1751—Elective Private Violin (1-2)

MUS 1752—Elective Private Viola (1-2)

MUS 1753—Elective Private Cello (1-2)

MUS 1754—Elective Private String Bass (1-2)

MUS 1760—Elective Private Percussion (1-2)

MUS 1761—Elective Private Drum Set (1-2)

MUS 1771—Elective Private Guitar (1-2)

MUS 1772—Elective Private Bass Guitar (1-2)

MUS 1773—Elective Private Harp (1-2)

MUS 2700, 4700—Private Piano (1-2)

MUS 2710, 4710—Private Organ (1-2)

MUS 2720, 4720—Private Voice (1-2)

MUS 2731, 4731—Private Trumpet (1-2)

MUS 2732, 4732—Private Trombone (1-2)

MUS 2733, 4733—Private French Horn (1-2)

MUS 2734, 4734—Private Baritone (1-2)

MUS 2735, 4735—Private Tuba (1-2)

MUS 2741, 4741—Private Flute (1-2)

MUS 2742, 4742—Private Oboe (1-2)

MUS 2743, 4743—Private Saxophone (1-2)

MUS 2744, 4744—Private Bassoon (1-2)

MUS 2745, 4745—Private Clarinet (1-2)

MUS 2751, 4751—Private Violin (1-2)

MUS 2752, 4752—Private Viola (1-2)

MUS 2753, 4753—Private Cello (1-2)

MUS 2754, 4754—Private String Bass (1-2)

MUS 2760, 4760—Private Percussion (1-2)

MUS 2761, 4761—Private Drum Set (1-2)

MUS 2771, 4771—Private Guitar (1-2)

MUS 2772, 4772—Private Bass Guitar (1-2)

MUS 2773, 4773—Private Harp (1-2)

MUS 4780—Private Composition Lessons (1-2)

Private Instruction (Commercial Music)

Fee charged per hour.

MCM 1700—Elective Private Piano (1-2)

MCM 1710—Elective Private Organ (1-2)

MCM 1720—Elective Private Voice (1-2)

MCM 1731—Elective Private Trumpet (1-2)

MCM 1732—Elective Private Trombone (1-2)

MCM 1733—Elective Private French Horn (1-2)

MCM 1734—Elective Private Baritone (1-2)

MCM 1735—Elective Private Tuba (1-2)

MCM 1741—Elective Private Flute (1-2)

MCM 1742—Elective Private Oboe (1-2)

MCM 1743—Elective Private Saxophone (1-2)

MCM 1744—Elective Private Bassoon (1-2)

MCM 1745—Elective Private Clarinet (1-2)

MCM 1751—Elective Private Violin (1-2)

MCM 1752—Elective Private Viola (1-2)

MCM 1753—Elective Private Cello (1-2)

MCM 1754—Elective Private String Bass (1-2)

MCM 1760—Elective Private Percussion (1-2)

MCM 1761—Elective Drum Set (1-2)

MCM 1771—Elective Private Guitar (1-2)

MCM 1772—Elective Private Bass Guitar (1-2)

MCM 1773—Elective Private Harp (1-2)

MCM 2700, 4700—Private Piano (1-2)

MCM 2710, 4710—Private Organ (1-2)

MCM 2720, 4720—Private Voice (1-2)

MCM 2731, 4731—Private Trumpet (1-2)

MCM 2732, 4732—Private Trombone (1-2)

MCM 2733, 4733—Private French Horn (1-2)

MCM 2734, 4734—Private Baritone (1-2)

MCM 2735, 4735—Private Tuba (1-2)

MCM 2741, 4741—Private Flute (1-2)

MCM 2742, 4742—Private Oboe (1-2)

MCM 2743, 4743—Private Saxophone (1-2)

MCM 2744, 4744—Private Bassoon (1-2)

MCM 2745, 4745—Private Clarinet (1-2)

MCM 2751, 4751—Private Violin (1-2)

MCM 2752, 4752—Private Viola (1-2)

MCM 2753, 4753—Private Cello (1-2)

MCM 2754, 4754—Private String Bass (1-2)

MCM 2760, 4760—Private Percussion (1-2)

MCM 2761, 4761—Private Drum Set (1-2)

MCM 2771, 4771—Private Guitar (1-2)

MCM 2772, 4772—Private Bass Guitar (1-2)

MCM 2773, 4773—Private Harp (1-2)

MCM 4780—Private Songwriting Lessons (1-2)

MCM 4780 51/52—Songwriting Lessons (1-2)

Private lessons in songwriting. These may replace upper division Applied Study in the Music Liberal Arts (commercial) curriculum. Prerequisites: MCM 3100, MCM 3300.

MUS 4780 51/52—Composition Lessons (1-2)

Private lessons in composition. These may replace upper division Applied Study in the Music Liberal Arts curriculum. Prerequisites: Theory Cycle (I-IV); Aural Theory Cycle (I-IV).

MUSICAL PROFICIENCY

MCM 3700—Junior Performance (1)

For the junior commercial performance major. The 25 minute performance will be composed of commercial works of various styles. Final written approval for the performance will be given by the applied instructor. Student must be concurrently enrolled in applied study. For singers, accompaniment is limited to acoustic piano or guitar, and no sound reinforcement is allowed. This is an elective for music students (not necessarily music majors or minors). Presentation of a junior performance does not waive the jury requirement. As needed.

MCM 3750—Senior Performance for Non-Music Majors (1)

The 25 minute performance will be composed of commercial works of various styles. Final written approval for the recital will be given by the applied instructor. For singers, accompaniment is limited to acoustic piano or guitar, and no sound reinforcement is allowed. Student must be concurrently enrolled in applied study, and must have completed a minimum of eight consecutive semesters of applied study. As needed.

MCM 4600—Senior Performance for Music Majors (0)

The 50 minute performance, required of all music majors, will be composed of commercial works of various styles. For singers, the use of up to four instrumentalists (rhythm section) and two back-up singers is allowed. Also for singers, the use of sound amplification equipment run by a qualified sound technician(s), is allowed. The candidate must present a representative portion of the performance from memory (for voice majors) before the voice/choral faculty (voice majors) or the instrumental faculty (instrumental majors) one month preceding the scheduled public performance. All instrumentalists, vocalists, and sound technicians must be present for this hearing. The student must be concurrently enrolled in private study for 2 credit hours. Prerequisite: MUS 3600. Graded S/U.

MUS 1200—Recital Attendance (0)

Required of all music majors. The graduating music student must have successfully completed a total of 6 semesters. To receive a satisfactory grade, twelve music department-sponsored recitals, concerts, and music majors meetings must be attended during the semester. Graded S/U.

MUS 2900—Applied Proficiency (0)

Every student in the commercial program will take a proficiency at the end of their 4th semester of study to test for basic performance competence. Lower division applied lessons must be taken every semester until this proficiency is passed. Graded S/U.

MUS 3600—Keyboard Proficiency (0)

Student required to demonstrate keyboard proficiency before graduation or student teaching. The following is representative of what is required: scales, playing from memory, playing by ear, harmonization and transposition of melodies, score reading. Student must begin the exam process at the time of the Fourth Semester Jury. Student will register and receive credit after passing the proficiency evaluation or successfully completing Class Piano I, II, III, and IV with an average of B- or higher.

MUS 3700—Junior Recital (1)

Recital for the junior performance major. The 25 minute recital will be composed of classical works from various style periods. Final written approval for the recital will be given by the applied instructor. Student must be concurrently enrolled in applied study. This is an elective for music students (not necessarily music majors or minors). Presentation of a junior recital does not waive the jury requirement. As needed.

MUS 3750—Senior Recital for Non-Music Majors (1)

The 25 minute recital will be composed of classical works from various style periods. Final written approval for the recital will be given by the applied instructor. Student must be concurrently enrolled in applied study, and must have completed a minimum of eight consecutive semesters of applied study. As needed.

MUS 4600—Senior Recital for Music Majors (0)

The 50 minute recital, required all music majors, will be composed of classical works from various style periods. The candidate must perform a representative portion of the recital from memory (for voice majors) before the voice/choral faculty (voice majors) or the instrumental faculty (instrumental majors) one month preceding the scheduled public performance. The student must be concurrently enrolled in private study for 2 credit hours. Prerequisite: MUS 3600. Graded S/U.

MUSIC EDUCATION

MUS 2300—Brass Methods (1)

A study of teaching problems through the practical experience of learning to play brass under supervision. Development of fundamental techniques and acquaintance with literature for the beginning student. Spring—even years.

MUS 2310—Woodwind Methods (1)

A study of teaching problems through the practical experience of learning to play woodwinds under supervision. Development of fundamental techniques and acquaintance with literature for the beginning student. Fall—odd years.

MUS 2320—String Methods (1)

A study of teaching problems through the practical experience of learning to play strings under supervision. Development of fundamental techniques and acquaintance with literature for the beginning student. Fall—even years.

MUS 2330—Percussion Methods (1)

A study of teaching problems through the practical experience of learning to play percussion under supervision. Development of fundamental techniques and acquaintance with literature for the beginning student. Spring—odd years.

MUS 2800—Elementary and Preschool Music Teaching Methodology (2)

Examines the dominant music teaching methods for young children including Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Gordon's "Music Learning Theory" and introduces students to the basic elements of teaching music to children. Concurrent course: EDU 2011, or EDU 2012. Fall—even years.

MUS 3050—Instrument Repair (2)

Deals with the methods, materials, and skills needed in repairing musical instruments of all kinds. Students will be required to disassemble and reassemble instruments and diagnose and correct problems in malfunctioning instruments. Fee charged. Fall—even years.

MUS 3400—Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers (3)

For Elementary Education majors only. Philosophy, method and materials for teaching music in a regular classroom. As needed.

MUS 4170—The Music Educator (3)

Addresses the many roles that a music educator plays, including: administrator, fundraiser, community figure, musician, conductor, teacher, researcher, etc. It will also address the history and philosophy of music education as well as reading/writing across the curriculum. Concurrent course: EDU 4550. Spring—odd years

MUS 4420—Marching Band Techniques (3)

Designed to prepare Instrumental Music Education Majors for Marching Band responsibilities at the high school level. Subjects covered include: marching technique, drill design and writing, drill teaching, marching band arrangements and arranging, outdoor acoustical considerations, marching band equipment and administration. As needed.