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60-101 credits

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Transfer Policies

Transfer students must audition for admission to the Music Department. Based on the audition, transcript evaluation and music faculty advising, transfer students will be placed at the appropriate level of applied music instruction, music theory and piano class. Students must complete at least 30 credits, including 15 credits of upper-level courses in the major, at UW-Parkside.

Students transferring from non-baccalaureate institutions to Parkside may generally transfer up to 72 credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions toward the 120 credits required for degree completion. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate.

Music major catalog information

Graduation Requirements  |  Music Major

 

The following requirements are in addition to the university general education requirements. Please use this guide in tandem with the Degree Requirements Transfer Guide.

Music Majors  |  60-101 credits

The Music Department core courses are a strong foundation for study in concentrations that prepare students for careers in music. Each music major student must complete the core courses and a concentration to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in music. Piano music majors and minors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination. This examination may exempt them from the piano class requirement (MUSP 150/151).

 

 

Required Core Courses  |  45 credits

CLC COURSE

PARKSIDE NAME

PARKSIDE COURSE

- Concert Attendance
(6 semesters with a grade of “CR”)
MUSP 001
MUS 128 Music Theory I MUSI 120
MUS 129 Music Theory II MUSI 121
MUS 228 Music Theory III MUSI 221
MUS 229 Music Theory IV MUSI 321
MUS 125 Aural Music Theory I MUSP 135
MUS 126 Aural Music Theory II MUSP 136
MUS 225 Aural Music Theory III MUSP 236
MUS 226 Aural Music Theory IV MUSP 336
- Class Piano I MUSP 150
- Class Piano II MUSP 151
- Music History I: 450-1750 MUSI 330
- Music History II: 1750-20th Century MUSI 331
- World of Music MUSI 332
- Applied Instrument/Performance Lab* MUSA
MUS 120
OR 123 OR 223
Large Music Ensemble
(8 semesters, 1 credit each)**
MUSP 102

Music students may apply MUSI 104 and 3 credits of MUSP 102 towards General Education requirements

*Completion of second semester of the 300 level (appropriate to the student’s principal instrument) is required. Each course is 1 or 2 credits depending on level of study and major/minor status. For majors enrolled in 1-, 2- or 3-hundred levels, concurrent enrollment in the corresponding Performance Lab (MUSA 101, 201 or 301) for 1 credit is required. Students in 400 level applied study are not required to attend Performance Lab. Concurrent registration in Large Ensemble appropriate to the student’s principal instrument is required.

**Enrollment in the section of Large Ensemble appropriate to the student’s principal instrument is required for majors. Each course is 1 credit per semester.


Applied Music Requirement
Private Instruction in music performance is available to music majors and minors under the prefix MUSA, for applied music. Concurrent registration in an academic course in music and appropriate large ensemble are required. (See Large Ensemble Requirement section for further information).

Instruction is offered in piano, organ, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, classical guitar, harp, harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, voice, and percussion. Consult the Music Department Chair for details. Course numbers indicate the level of study. Freshman, sophomore, and junior levels are 1-credit courses that require concurrent enrollment in the correlating Performance Lab (MUSA 101, 201 or 301), which is also 1 credit. Senior levels are 2-credit courses and do not require concurrent enrollment in Performance Lab. The applied levels are indicated by an initial number of 1, 2, 3, or 4. Music minor students and music majors who study a secondary instrument enroll in the first semester of 100 level for 1 credit only.

Successful completion of a full faculty jury is required for enrollment at the 300-level. Students must demonstrate a breadth of musical styles and genres at the full faculty jury as well as the musicality and technical mastery of their instrument that are, in the judgment of the faculty, appropriate for admission to upper division applied study. To be granted access to a full faculty jury, the student must complete or be in the process of completing MUSI 121 and MUSP 136 with a grade of C or better. No student may take the full faculty jury more than twice. Students who do not pass full faculty jury in their second attempt will be dropped from the music major.

Completion of the second semester 300 applied level is required for graduation in the music major.

**Approved transfer classes worth fewer credits than the equivalent class can reduce the ##-credit requirement.


Large Ensemble Requirement
While all students are encouraged to play and/or sing in departmental large ensembles, the department requires all applied music students (full-time and part-time) to participate in an ensemble. Large ensemble graduation requirement is 8 credits for all music majors. Only the following ensembles are considered to be large ensembles:

Chorale (MUSP 102 section 001)

Wind Ensemble (MUSP 102 section 002)

Parkside Symphony (MUSP 102 section 003)

Voice as primary instrument - enrollment in Chorale is required in every semester of full-time enrollment.

Orchestral String as primary instrument - enrollment in Parkside Symphony is required in every semester of full-time enrollment.

Band Instrument as primary instrument - enrollment in Wind Ensemble is required in every semester of full-time enrollment.

Classical Guitar as primary instrument - any of the three required large ensembles (Chorale, Wind Ensemble or Parkside Symphony) in consultation with their music advisor. Classical guitar majors may substitute 4 credits of their large ensemble requirement for 4 credits of guitar ensemble.

Keyboard as primary instrument - any of the three required large ensembles (Chorale, Wind Ensemble or Parkside Symphony) in consultation with their music advisor. Keyboard majors may substitute 4 credits of their large ensemble requirement for 4 credits of piano accompanying.

Jazz studies concentration students are expected to be enrolled in jazz ensemble and in 4 semesters of jazz combo (MUSP 366) in addition to their large ensemble requirement.

Contemporary Commercial Music – Voice Emphasis concentration students may substitute up to 2 credits of Large Ensemble with enrollment in any of the courses below during their year of 400-level applied study: MUSP 368 Contemporary A Cappella Ensemble –OR- MUSP 369 Contemporary Commercial Music Ensemble.

**Approved transfer classes worth fewer credits than the equivalent class can reduce the ##-credit requirement.

CONCENTRATIONS 

All music majors must complete a concentration and should choose one relevant to their career interests and intent.


Music Performance Concentration  |  20-22 credits

Students who aspire to a career in professional performance should plan on pursuing advanced studies in a graduate school of music. The music performance concentration is designed to give students a thorough background appropriate for acceptance into a graduate program in applied music. A full faculty audition is required for acceptance into the music performance concentration on completion of the applied music sophomore level.

Required Courses for All Instruments  |  14 credits

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
- Fundamentals of Improvisation MUSP 223
- Class Piano III for Music Education MUSP 250
- Conducting MUSP 342
- Analytic Techniques MUSI 420
- Applied Music at the 400 level
(2 semesters, 2 credits each)
MUSI 420
- Junior Recital MUSA 300
- Senior Recital MUSA 400

 


REQUIRED COURSES BY PRIMARY INSTRUMENT  |  6-8 credits
Choose one option based on primary instrument:

Required Courses Primary Instrument Voice  |  7 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Diction I: English and Italian MUSI 378
- Diction II: French and German MUSI 379
- Choral Conducting and Arranging MUSP 346



Required courses primary instrument is an orchestral instrument, band instrument, or classical guitar  |   6 credits
Choose from instrumental ensemble courses  |  4 credits:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Chamber Music: Brass Ensemble MUSP 361
- Chamber Music: Classical
Guitar Ensemble
MUSP 362
- Chamber Music: Woodwind Ensemble MUSP 363
- Chamber Music: Percussion Ensemble MUSP 364
- Chamber Music: String Ensemble MUSP 365


Choose One Elective Course:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Instrumental Conducting MUSP 345
- Music Business MUSI 350
- Independent Study MUSI 499



Required courses primary instrument is piano/keyboard  |  8 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Advanced Keyboard Accompanying
and Chamber Music Performance
(4 semesters, 1 credit each)
MUSP 353
- Seminar in Piano Literature
and Performance Practice
(2 semesters, 2 credits each)
MUSI 480

Students are required to submit an application for recital approval in the semester preceding their junior and senior recitals.



 





Jazz Studies and Performance Concentration  |  24 credits

This program supplements the music major with additional study and experience in jazz improvisation, jazz performance styles, and academic study of jazz history and jazz theory. Students who aspire to a career in professional jazz performance should plan on pursuing advanced studies in a graduate school of music. The jazz studies concentration is designed to give students a thorough background appropriate for acceptance into a graduate program in applied music. Additional ensemble requirements are expected for jazz concentration students, please refer to the large ensemble section of the catalog. A full faculty audition is required for acceptance into this jazz focused performance concentration on completion of the applied music sophomore level.

Required Courses  |  24 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Jazz History MUSI 346
- Fundamentals of Improvisation MUSP 223
- Jazz Improvisation I MUSP 224
- Jazz Improvisation II MUSP 323
- Jazz Improvisation III MUSP 324
- Jazz Piano MUSP 253
- Conducting MUSP 342
- Music Business MUSI 350
- Jazz Styles MUSI 447
- Jazz Arranging MUSI 425
- Applied Music at the 400 level
(2 semesters, 2 credits each)
MUSA
- Junior Recital MUSA 300
- Senior Recital MUSA 400



 





Contemporary Commercial Music Concentration  |  27 credits

For voice students focusing on contemporary styles of singing, this concentration provides vocal training in various vocal genres, including jazz, pop, rock, musical theater, and more. Additional coursework will be provided in improvisation, sound production and contemporary commercial music focused ensembles. Student recitals will showcase talents and make the student industry ready for commercial careers such as studio musicians, voiceover singers, singer/songwriters, and band members. A full faculty audition is required for acceptance into this contemporary commercial music performance concentration on completion of the applied music sophomore level.

Required Courses  |  27 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- American Popular Music MUSI 340
- Music Business MUSI 350
- Popular Music Theory MUSI 226
- Sound Production I MUSP 240
- Fundamentals of Improvisation MUSP 223
- Jazz Improvisation I MUSP 224
- Class Piano III for Music Education MUSP 250
- Jazz Piano MUSP 253
- Applied Music at the 400 level
2 semesters, 2 credits each)
MUSA
- Junior Recital MUSA 300
- Senior Recital MUSA 400


Choose from vocal ensemble courses  |  6 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Contemporary A Cappella Ensemble MUSP 368
- Contemporary Commercial
Music Ensemble
MUSP 369
- Vocal Jazz Ensemble MUSP 367



 





Music Education Concentration  |  57 credits

The UW-Parkside music education curriculum is approved for DPI licensure. Music education concentration offers dual licensure in choral/general and instrumental/general certification. An audition/interview is required for admission to the music education concentration. The educator development program (EDU) requires an admission process. Please contact the music education faculty for information regarding music teacher licensure.

Music Education: Choral and General Music (56 credits)
In addition to the music core requirements, the following courses are required.


Required Music Courses  |  7 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Conducting MUSP 342
- Class Piano III for Music Education MUSP 250
- Fundamentals of Improvisation MUSP 223
- Analytic Techniques MUSI 420


Required Choral and General Music Courses  |  29 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Choral Conducting and Arranging MUSP 346
- Vocal Pedagogy MUSI 377
- Diction I: English and Italian MUSI 378
- Diction II: French and German MUSI 379
- Class Piano IV for Choral Education MUSP 251
- Instrumental Techniques
and Pedagogy: Guitar
MUSP 276
- Introduction to Music Technology MUSE 203
- Music Teaching and Learning MUSE 300
- Principles and Techniques in
Music Teaching and Learning
MUSE 405
- Music in Childhood MUSE 302
- Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning MUSE 303
- Methods of Elementary
and Middle School Choral Music
MUSE 411
- Methods of Teaching Secondary
Choral Music
MUSE 413


Required EDU Courses  |  21 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Creating Effective Learning Environments EDU 300
- Context and Culture in
Learning Environments
EDU 304
- Family, School, and
Community Partnerships
EDU 310
- Residency Seminar EDU 420
- Residency (Student Teaching) EDU 425
- Using Action Research to
Improve Instruction
EDU 430
- Teacher Preparation Portfolio Design EDU 440



Music Eduation: Instrumental and General Music  |  57 credits
In addition to the music core requirements, the following courses are required.


Required Music Courses  |  7 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Conducting MUSP 342
- Class Piano III for Music Education MUSP 250
- Fundamentals of Improvisation MUSP 223
- Analytic Techniques MUSI 420


Required Instrumental and General Music Courses  |  29 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Instrumental Conducting MUSP 345
- Orchestration and Arranging MUSI 423
- Instrumental Techniques
and Pedagogy: Brass
MUSP 271
- Instrumental Techniques
and Pedagogy: Percussion
MUSP 273
- Instrumental Techniques
and Pedagogy: Strings
MUSP 274
- Instrumental Techniques
and Pedagogy: Woodwinds
MUSP 275
- Instrumental Techniques
and Pedagogy: Guitar
MUSP 276
- Vocal Techniques MUSP 277
- Secondary Applied Instrument
at 100 Level
(2 semesters, 1 credit each)
MUSA
- Introduction to Music Technology MUSE 203
- Music Teaching and Learning MUSE 300
- Music in Childhood MUSE 302
- Principles and Techniques
in Music Teaching and Learning
MUSE 405
- Methods of Elementary
and Middle School Instrumental Music
MUSE 416
- Methods of Teaching
Secondary Instrumental Music
MUSE 416


Required EDU Courses  |  21 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Creating Effective Learning Environments EDU 300
- Context and Culture in
Learning Environments
EDU 304
- Family, School, and
Community Partnerships
EDU 310
- Residency Seminar EDU 420
- Residency (Student Teaching) EDU 425
- Using Action Research to
Improve Instruction
EDU 430
- Teacher Preparation Portfolio Design EDU 440



 





Liberal Arts Concentration  |  15 credits

This concentration provides students with a breadth of knowledge in liberal studies and may lead to graduate level studies in music history or ethnomusicology with the help and advice of a music faculty advisor. This option is based in flexibility of study. Help from an advisor is required to navigate course pre-requisites needed to gain access to upper division credits in the various departments.


Upper Division Music Courses  |  6 credits
Choose two courses not in Music Core:
MUSI or MUSE Music Electives

Upper Division Non-Music Courses  |  6 credits
Choose two courses outside the Music Department:
Electives

Required Music Capstone  |  3 credits
MUSI 489  Music Senior Seminar

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