2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

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Majors

Music Major

Minors

Music Minor

Emphasis

Church Music Emphasis for Music Majors

In the Department of Music at Bridgewater College, you will be quickly immersed into a supportive musical environment that will help you hone your skills to reach your musical goals. Through ensembles, applied lessons, and academic music courses, you will explore many facets in the field of music.

Ensembles on campus are open to all students on campus, regardless of major.  The Chorale and the Jazz Ensemble are open for all students to audition.  

Music majors may specialize in Music Performance or Music Pedagogy (leading to certification to teach vocal and/or instrumental music in the public schools). The music minor has the flexibility to fit the interest and goals of all students.

Numerous exciting courses offered by the Department of Music meet the College’s general education requirement in fine arts.

Music Major

Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

A bachelor of arts degree consisting of 46-48 credit hours. Students must complete 36 credits of core courses and 10-12 credits from one of the three tracks (music performance- vocal, music performance-instrumental or music pedagogy).

Core Courses

MUS-115 Keyboard Skills I

MUS-116 Keyboard Skills II

MUS-215 Keyboard Skills III

MUS-216 Keyboard Skills IV

MUS-225 Theory and Aural Skills I

MUS-226 Theory and Aural Skills II

MUS-315W History of Music to 1750

MUS-316 History of Music Since 1750

MUS-320 Basic Conducting

MUS-343 Music Arranging

MUS-345 Theory and Aural Skills III

MUS-450 Senior Recital

6 credit hours in applied music in the major performance area (300-level)

5 credit hours of ensembles

Music Performance – Vocal (Track 1) 47 Credits Total

MUS-210 Voice Methods

MUS/COMM-309X Audio Production

MUS-321 Vocal Diction

MUS-322 Vocal Literature

MUS-350 Junior Recital

Choose at least 4 credits from the following courses:

MUS-201 Piano

(May be taken twice for credit)

MUS-208 Guitar

(May be taken twice for credit)

MUS-421 Choral Conducting and Methods

THEA-325 Acting

ENG-368 Studies Poetry

Music Performance – Instrumental (Track 2) 46-47 credits total

MUS-350 Junior Recital

Choose at least 6 credits from the following:

MUS-232 American Music

MUS/SOC-233 Social History of Jazz in America

MUS/COMM-309X Audio Production

MUS-323 Band Literature

MUS-346 Advanced Theory

MUS-362 Counterpoint

MUS-400 Composition

MUS-445 Chamber Music

(May be taken twice for credit)

MUS 201-208 Applied Lessons in any secondary instrument (1 credit) (May be taken twice for credit)

MUS-201 Piano

MUS-202 Organ

MUS-203 Voice

MUS-204 Woodwind

MUS-205 Brass

MUS-206 Percussion

MUS-207 Strings

MUS-208 Guitar

Choose at least 3-4 credits from the following:

MUS-211 Brass Methods

MUS-212 Woodwinds Methods

MUS-213 String Methods

MUS-214 Percussion Methods

Music Pedagogy – (Track 3) 48 credits total

MUS-140 Introduction to Music Education

MUS-210 Voice Methods

MUS-211 Brass Methods

MUS-212 Woodwinds Methods

MUS-213 String Methods

MUS-214 Percussion Methods

MUS-321 Vocal Diction

or

MUS-323 Band Literature

MUS-420 Instrumental Conducting & Methods

or

MUS-421 Choral Conducting and Methods

Licensure

For PreK-12 licensure, completion of the following professional education, music education and field experience courses and requirements, admission to the education department and passing scores on the PRAXIS Examinations:

EDUC-140 Introduction to Teaching

EDUC-200 Educational Psychology

EDUC-215 Diversity in the Classroom

EDUC-334 Literacy in the Context Area

EDUC-372 Classroom Management, Secondary

EDUC-380X Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques

EDUC-452 Seminar in Educational Practices, Secondary

EDUC-470 Professional Student Teaching

MUS-422 Music Education in the Elementary School

MUS-436 Music Education in the Secondary School

Music Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

Consists of 23 credit hours including the following courses:

MUS-225 Theory and Aural Skills I

MUS-226 Theory and Aural Skills II

MUS-315W History of Music to 1750

-or-

MUS-316 History of Music Since 1750

2 credit hours in applied music

4 credit hours of ensembles

And at least 8 additional credits chosen from the following :

MUS-140 Introduction to Music Education

MUS-232 American Music

MUS-233 Social History of Jazz in America

MUS/COMM-309X Audio Production

MUS-315W History of Music to 1750

MUS-316 History of Music Since 1750

MUS-320 Basic Conducting

MUS-321 Vocal Diction

MUS-322 Vocal Literature

MUS-323 Band Literature

MUS-343 Music Arranging

MUS-345 Theory and Aural Skills III

MUS-370X History of Dramatic Music

MUS-420 Instrumental Conducting & Methods

or

MUS-421 Choral Conducting and Methods

MUS-422 Music Education in the Elementary School

MUS-436 Music Education in the Secondary School

MUS-445 Chamber Music

(maximum of 2 credit hours)

Applied lessons (maximum of 2 additional credit hours)

Church Music Emphasis for Music Majors

Degree Type Offered: Emphasis

Consists of 19 credit hours including the following courses:

MUS-322 Vocal Literature

MUS-340 Church Music

And the remaining credit hours chosen from the following courses:

MUS-362 Counterpoint

MUS-400 Composition

MUS-420 Instrumental Conducting & Methods

-or-

MUS-421 Choral Conducting and Methods

MUS-422 Music Education in the Elementary School

MUS-490 Independent Study

Courses

MUS-110 Music Fundamentals

MUS-111 Class Keyboard

MUS-113 Class Voice

MUS-115 Keyboard Skills I

MUS-116 Keyboard Skills II

MUS-125 Introduction to Music Education

MUS-140 Introduction to Music Education

MUS-201 Piano

MUS-202 Organ

MUS-203 Voice

MUS-204 Woodwind

MUS-205 Brass

MUS-206 Percussion

MUS-207 Strings

MUS-208 Guitar

MUS-210 Voice Methods

MUS-211 Brass Methods

MUS-212 Woodwinds Methods

MUS-213 String Methods

MUS-214 Percussion Methods

MUS-215 Keyboard Skills III

MUS-216 Keyboard Skills IV

MUS-220 Introduction to Western Music

MUS-225 Theory and Aural Skills I

MUS-226 Theory and Aural Skills II

MUS-232 American Music

MUS-233 Social History of Jazz in America

MUS-235 Music in Latin America

MUS-237 Introduction to Ethnomusicology

MUS-301 Piano

MUS-302 Organ

MUS-303 Voice

MUS-304 Woodwind

MUS-305 Brass

MUS-306 Percussion

MUS-307 Strings

MUS-308 Guitar

MUS-309X Audio Production

MUS-315W History of Music to 1750

MUS-316 History of Music Since 1750

MUS-320 Basic Conducting

MUS-321 Vocal Diction

MUS-322 Vocal Literature

MUS-323 Band Literature

MUS-329 Keyboard Pedagogy

MUS-340 Church Music

MUS-343 Music Arranging

MUS-345 Theory and Aural Skills III

MUS-346 Advanced Theory

MUS-350 Junior Recital

MUS-362 Counterpoint

MUS-370X History of Dramatic Music

MUS-390 Special Topics: Major Composers

MUS-400 Composition

MUS-420 Instrumental Conducting & Methods

MUS-421 Choral Conducting and Methods

MUS-422 Music Education in the Elementary School

MUS-436 Music Education in the Secondary School

MUS-441 Concert Choir

MUS-442 Chorale

MUS-442X Chorale

MUS-443 Symphonic Band

MUS-444 Jazz Ensemble

MUS-444X Jazz Ensemble

MUS-445 Chamber Music

MUS-446 JMU Strings

MUS-447 Topics for Ensembles in Context

MUS-448 Exploratory Band

MUS-450 Senior Recital

MUS-480 Internship

MUS-490 Independent Study

MUS-491 Research

MUS-499 Honors Project