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Wright State University    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Performance, BM


Program Description:

The School of Music offers a four-year curriculum designed for students who wish to pursue a career in music. As an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the School of Music has designed the requirements for entrance and graduation according to the published standards of that association. The Bachelor of Music degree is offered with majors in performance, music education, and music history and literature; the Bachelor of Arts degree is offered with a major in music. The department also collaborates with the Department of Computer Science, Music Option. A Master of Music degree with majors in music education and performance and a Master of Humanities degree are also offered. Because of the highly individualized nature of the various programs, students are required to consult with an advisor to plan their major program.

In addition to fulfilling university admissions procedures, prospective music majors must also complete a School of Music application for an audition, perform a satisfactory audition in a major performance area, and meet with an assigned advisor from the music faculty for counseling and registration. Transfer students must submit a transcript of all previous work in addition to completing the above steps. A minimum of one year of full-time study is required of all transfer students working toward a degree.

The School of Music has developed a course of study based on four levels of technical proficiency, musicianship, and repertoire in all areas of applied music. Students should consult regularly with their applied music instructors and advisors to ensure progress through the various levels. Students enrolled in applied music courses are required to attend a specified number of recitals, concerts, and other approved performances. Solo recital performances are also required of music majors. For information regarding applied music requirements and keyboard proficiency requirements, students should refer to the School of Music website.

Because of the cost of individual instruction, special fees are charged for applied music and, in certain cases, for accompanists. Applied music is also available to non majors on a limited basis and subject to instructor availability. A rental fee is charged for use of university-owned instruments in class instruction. There is no charge for use of these instruments in university ensembles.

All music degree programs require a minimum number of hours for graduation. A detailed, four-year curriculum outline for each major program is available on the School of Music website.

Any student who fails a required music course a second time must petition in order to continue the program. The petition will go to the Academic Studies Committee, which, along with the applied teacher, the advisor, and the instructor of the class, will make a determination to accept or reject the petition, or to determine/recommend any additional conditions necessary to remain in the program.

All students in the university, as well as members of the community, are eligible to participate in performing groups. Some groups require individual auditions; prospective members should consult the various conductors to arrange auditions. The following instrumental groups are available:

Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Chamber Players, Pep Band, Saxophone Quartet, Brass Choir, Trombone Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Trumpet Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Choral groups include the University Chorus, Men’s Chorale, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Collegiate Chorale. Students majoring in other academic areas and members of the community may also take music courses especially designed for the non music major.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn to develop a degree of musicianship that will enable him or her to function as a performer.
  • Develop an understanding of the principles and processes of music as it occurs within a variety of cultural and historical settings.
  • Demonstrate a broad, general education in music rather than one of intensive musical study leading to a professional degree.
  • Achieve proficiency in a foreign language and expand their appreciation of global perspectives in music.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving through a more diverse selection of liberal arts course offerings.
  • Cultivate an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods

Music Honors Program

The School of Music encourages students who have demonstrated superior academic ability to participate in the music honors program. In order to enter the program, students must be juniors or seniors with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 3.5 GPA in music. For additional information, students should contact the School of Music chair.

Degree Requirements-Performance

Bachelor of Music Degree

The School of Music offers majors in the following areas of performance: bassoon, clarinet, classical guitar, euphonium or baritone horn, flute, horn, jazz guitar, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, string bass, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, and voice. With departmental permission, students may major in fields other than those listed. Students must study continuously in their chosen disciplines until they meet all graduation requirements, including satisfactory public performance of specified recitals during the junior and senior years.

Each music performance major is required to participate in at least one university ensemble related to the student’s applied music concentration during each semester in which the student is enrolled full time. Assignment to an ensemble is made by the director of bands, director of choral studies, or director of orchestral studies; the appropriate ensemble director; and the student’s full-time applied instructor. When the student’s applied instructor is not a full-time faculty member, approval must be given by the chair of the student’s applied board. To be eligible for the Bachelor of Music degree, the performance major must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the major performing medium and a 2.0 in all other required music courses.

 


Performance: Brass Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global and Cultural Studies: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Required:

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

II. Departmental Requirements: 59 Hours


Music Theory: 9 Hours


Musicianship: 4 Hours


Music History: 6 Hours


Applied Music: MUA 24 Hours


Large ensemble: MUE (as assigned) 8 Hours


Chamber Ensemble: MUE 8 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 18 Hours


Keyboard: 2 Hours


Conducting: 4 Hours


Junior Recital: 0 Hours


Senior Recital: 0 Hours


IV. College Requirements


V. Electives: 5 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

 


Performance: Guitar Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global and Cultural Studies: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Required:

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

II. Departmental Requirements: 59 Hours


Music Theory: 9 Hours


Musicianship: 4 Hours


Music History: 6 Hours


Applied Music (MUA): 24 Hours


Large ensemble: MUE (as assigned): 8 Hours


Chamber Ensemble: MUE 8 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 18 Hours


Keyboard: 4 Hours


Conducting: 2 Hours


Junior Recital: 0 Hours


Senior Recital: 0 Hours


IV. College Requirements


V. Electives: 5 Hours


  • Electives Credit Hour(s): 5

Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

 


Performance: Organ Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Required:

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

II. Departmental Requirements: 57 Hours


Music Theory: 9 Hours


Musicianship: 4 Hours


Music History: 6 Hours


Applied Music: MUA (Organ): 24 Hours


Applied Music: MUA (Piano): 2 Hours


Large ensemble: MUE (as assigned): 8 Hours


Chamber Ensemble: MUE 4 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 20 Hours


Secondary Ensemble: MUE 2 Hours


Conducting: 2 Hours


Junior Recital: 0 Hours


Senior Recital: 0 Hours


IV. College Requirements


V. Electives: 5 Hours


  • Electives Credit Hour(s): 5

Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

 


Performance: Percussion Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Required:

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

II. Departmental Requirements: 59 Hours


Music Theory: 9 Hours


Musicianship: 4 Hours


Music History: 6 Hours


Applied Music: MUA 24 Hours


Large ensemble: MUE (as assigned) 8 Hours


Chamber Ensemble: MUE 8 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 18 Hours


Keyboard: 2 Hours


Conducting: 4 Hours


Junior Recital: 0 Hours


Senior Recital: 0 Hours


IV. College Requirements


V. Electives: 5 Hours


  • Electives: Credit Hour(s): 5

Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

 


Performance: Piano Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global and Cultural Studies: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Required:

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

II. Departmental Requirements: 55 Hours


Music Theory: 9 Hours


Musicianship: 4 Hours


Music History: 6 Hours


Applied Music (MUA): 24 Hours


Large ensemble: MUE (as assigned): 8 Hours


Chamber Ensemble (MUE): 4 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 22 Hours


Secondary Ensemble (MUE): 2 Hours


1

Conducting: 2 Hours


Piano Literature: 6 Hours


Piano Pedagogy: 3 Hours


Note(s):


1: As discussed with and approved by the Applied Teacher

IV. College Requirements: 0 Hours


V. Electives: 5 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

 


Performance: String Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global and Cultural Studies: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Required:

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

II. Departmental Requirements: 59 Hours


Music Theory: 9 Hours


Musicianship: 4 Hours


Music History: 6 Hours


Applied Music (MUA): 24 Hours


Large ensemble: MUE (as assigned): 8 Hours


Chamber Ensemble: MUE: 8 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 18 Hours


Keyboard: 2 Hours


Conducting: 4 Hours


IV. College Requirements


V. Electives: 5 Hours


  • Electives: Credit Hour(s): 5

Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

 


Performance: Voice Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global and Cultural Studies: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Required:

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

II. Departmental Requirements: 55 Hours


Music Theory: 9 Hours


Musicianship: 4 Hours


Music History: 6 Hours


Applied Music: MUA (voice): 24 Hours


Applied Music: MUA (Piano Secondary): 4 Hours


Large ensemble: MUE (as assigned): 8 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 27 Hours


Keyboard: 2 Hours


Vocal Literature: 4 Hours


Pronunciation of Foreign Language: 4 Hours


IV. College Requirements: 0 Hours


V. General Electives: 0 Hours


Total: 131 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

 


Performance: Woodwind Concentration


Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Required:

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

II. Departmental Requirements: 59 Hours


Music Theory: 9 Hours


Musicianship: 4 Hours


Music History: 6 Hours


Applied Music (MUA): 24 Hours


Large ensemble: MUE (as assigned): 8 Hours


Chamber Ensemble (MUE): 8 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 18 Hours


Keyboard: 2 Hours


Conducting: 4 Hours


1: As discussed with and approved by the Applied Teacher

Junior Recital: 0 Hours


Senior Recital: 0 Hours


IV. College Requirements


V. Electives: 5 Hours


  • Electives: Credit Hour(s): 5

Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.