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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

SCHOOL OF MUSIC (MUSC)

College of Arts and Humanities
2110 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 301-405-5549
www.music.umd.edu
Chair: R. Gibson (Director)
Director: L. DeBoy (Assoc. Dir.), M. Hewitt (Assoc.Dir.), M. Tsong (Dir. Undergraduate Studies), P. Warfield (Dir. Graduate Studies)
Professors: C. Balthrop, D. Cossa, T. DeLio, L. Dedova, E. Elsing, B. Haggh-Huglo, M. Hill, L. Mabbs, E. Maclary, W. Montgomery, L. Moss, C. Page, D. Salness, R. Sloan, C. Vadala, M. Votta, J. Witzleben, D. Ziegler
Associate Professors: R. DiLutis, J. Fry, P. Gekker, B. Gowen, O. Haldey, D. Hanninen, R. King, G. Miller, J. Montgomery (Clinical Assoc. Prof.), K. Murdock, J. Ross, L. Sparks, J. Stern, G. Wilson, M. Wilson
Assistant Professors: K. Elpus, S. Prichard, F. Rios
Lecturers: E. Adkins, D. Alvi, F. Ames, T. Baldwin, R. Barber, P. Cigan, S. Dumaine, W. Evans, D. Foster, S. Fuller, J. Gilliam (Assoc Art-in-Res), A. Goldman, M. Guilford (Assoc Art-in-Res), B. Hearn, E. Heckscher, S. Heineman (Assoc Art-In-Res), S. Hendrickson, L. Hinkle, D. Jones, P. Kellner, G. Kunkel, R. Layton, J. Lee, A. Manzo, R. McReynolds, E. Meier, C. Mulcahy, M. Nowakowski, K. Okamoto, N. Olcott, R. Oppelt, E. Osterloh, J. Ozment, B. Patterson, T. Powell, M. Randall, C. Redd, A. Regni, O. Rylatko, K. Salois, E. Shin, K. Slowik, I. Suadin, D. Teie, S. Thursby, K. Trahan, M. Volchok, S. Wang, D. Zimmerman
Professors Emeriti: S. Davis, E. Garvey, E. Head, N. Heim, E. Helm, R. Johnson, J. Pacholczyk, R. Provine, S. Shelley, E. Urban, J. Wakefield

Program Objectives

The objectives of the School of Music are (1) to provide professional musical training based on a foundation in the liberal arts; (2) to help the general student develop sound critical judgment and discriminating taste in the performance and literature of music; (3) to prepare the student for graduate work in the field; and (4) to prepare the student to teach music in the public schools.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will understand, analyze, and demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts of aural skills.

  • Students will be able to perform a variety of repertoire appropriate for their selected instrument as a soloist and member of an ensemble.
  • Composition track students will compose original works in a variety of media.
  • Jazz Studies track students will demonstrate in-depth knowledge and skills in improvisation in a variety of styles.
  • Music teacher candidates will have in-depth knowledge of music as described by professional, state, and institutional standards. Teacher candidates can effectively plan classroom-based instruction and activities for their roles as teachers. Teacher candidates' knowledge, skills, and dispositions are applied effectively in practice.

Academic Programs and Departmental Facilities

With the above objectives in mind, the School of Music offers the following three bachelor degrees: (a) the Bachelor of Music, with majors in theory, composition, and music performance, (b) the Bachelor of Arts, with a major in music and (c) Bachelor of Music Education in conjunction with and certification from the College of Education.

The UM School of Music is located in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, a 318,000 square foot campus facility dedicated to Music, Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies.  Completed in 2001, the Center includes six state-of-the-art performance venues, the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, and specialized classroom and rehearsal spaces.

Admission to the Major

Admission to all undergraduate music degree programs (B.M., B.A., and B.M.E.) is based on a required performance audition and/or interview before a faculty committee. Audition dates and requirements are available at www.music.umd.edu .

Placement in Courses

Required music courses and private lessons are open to music majors who have completed the specified prerequisites or their equivalents.  Lessons may be available for qualified non-music majors, if resources (teacher, time, funding, facilities) are available.  All large performing ensembles in the School of Music are open by audition to any student at the university.

Requirements for the Major

The Bachelor of Music Degree (BM)

Designed for qualified students with extensive pre-college training and potential for successful careers in professional music. B.M. degree programs are offered in the following: Piano, Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, Percussion, Harp, Composition, Jazz Studies and Theory.

The College of Arts and Humanities requirements are waived for students majoring in B.M. Degree programs.

Bachelor of Music (BM) Requirements:

In addition to General Education courses, BM students generally complete the following:

  • 8 semesters of private lessons (Senior Recital in final semester)
  • 8 semesters of large ensemble participation
  • 8 semesters of small ensemble participation
  • 4 semesters of music theory
  • 3 semesters of music history
  • 2 semesters of class piano (except piano majors)
  • 1 semester of form and analysis
  • 1 semester of conducting
  • 1 semester of music literature
  • 1 semester of music pedagogy
  • 1 semester of world music
  • 3 credits of music electives

The BM programs vary according to instrument or emphasis.  Please visit www.music.umd.edu for specific requirements.

No course grade below the grade of "C-" may count toward the major. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the major is required for graduation.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music (BA)

Designed for qualified students whose interests include a broader liberal arts experience. The College of Arts and Humanities requirement of 45 upper level credits and the Global Engagement Requirement apply to all B.A. students. B.A. degree programs are offered in the following: Piano, Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, Percussion, Harp and Jazz Studies.

Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA) Requirements:

In addition to General Education courses, BA Music students generally complete the following:

  • 5 semesters of private lessons (Senior Recital in final semester)
  • 5 semesters of ensemble participation
  • 4 semesters of music theory
  • 3 semesters of music history
  • 2 semesters of class piano (except piano majors)
  • 1 semester of form and analysis
  • 6 credits of music electives

The BA programs vary according to instrument or emphasis. Please visit www.music.umd.edu for specific requirements.

No course grade below the grade of "C-" may count toward the major. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the major is required for graduation.

Bachelor of Music Education (BME) Requirements

Designed for qualified students preparing for careers in PreK-12 teaching of music, the Bachelor of Music Education (BME) offered by the College of Arts and Humanities carries with it a teaching certification from the College of Education. BME degrees are offered with concentrations in either Instrumental Music Education or Choral-General Music Education. The requirements for a BME are similar to the BM program plus approximately 48 credits in music education. Please visit www.music.umd.edu for specific requirements.

In addition to General Education requirements, Music Education students generally complete the following (for a total of 134-140 credits):

  • 7 semesters of private lessons (Senior Recital in final semester)
  • 7 semesters of large ensemble participation
  • 4 semesters of music theory
  • 3 semesters of music history
  • 2 semesters of class piano (except piano majors)
  • 1 semester of conducting
  • 1 semester of world music
  • 26 credits of MUED (class instruments and field experience)
  • 6 credits of EDHD (Human Development)
  • 3 credits of EDPS (Education Policy Studies)
  • 3 credits of EDCI463 (Curriculum and Instruction)
  • 6 credits MUED484 (Elementary Student Teaching)
  • 6 credits MUED494 (Secondary Student Teaching)

No course grade below the grade of "C-" may count toward the major. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the major is required for graduation.

Requirements for the Minor

Music Performance Minor

Eighteen credit hours consisting of the following:

  • Four semesters of applied lessons (MUSP302, 303, 402, 403)
  • Four semesters of ensemble (chosen from MUSC129, 229, 329)
  • MUSC130 Survey of Music Literature
  • MUSC140 Fundamentals of Music

Admission to the minor in music performance is based on a required performance audition before a faculty committee. Audition dates and requirements are available from the School of Music office.

Students who fulfill Minor requirements will receive a Minor on the official transcript. Please contact the School of Music Office for more information.

No course grade below the grade of "C-" may count toward the minor. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.

To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors .

Advising

Departmental advising is mandatory for all music majors every semester.  Please visit www.music.umd.edu to find your appropriate advisor.

Student Societies and Professional Organizations

Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity
Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority
The National Association for Music Education (MENC)

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The School of Music offers merit-based scholarships upon a student's acceptance into the School. Scholarships are based on the quality of the application, which includes the audition.

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students.  For information, visit: www.financialaid.umd.edu .

Awards and Recognition

The Presser Award is granted each May to a music student with junior standing who demonstrates both performance and scholastic excellence, as determined by the music faculty, and carries with it a significant financial award to help the recipient in his/her senior year.

The Tretter Awards are granted to students of junior standing who demonstrate scholastic and performance excellence in chamber music.  It carries a significant financial award.  

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