Piano

  1. Piano performance: 54 units
    1. A minimum of 54 units in MUIN 301
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the major: 18 units
    1. MURP 451, 452: Literature of the Piano I, II (12 units)
    2. MUEP 301, 302: Piano Pedagogy I, II (6 units)
  3. Keyboard skills: MURP 301, 302: Functional Skills for Keyboard Majors I, II
  4. Ensemble: 12 units
    1. 3 units in major ensemble
    2. 3 units in MUEN 245: Chamber Music
    3. 6 units in MUEN 250: Supervised Accompanying

Organ

  1. Organ performance: 54 units
    1. A minimum of 54 units in MUIN 302
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the major: 17 units
    1. MURP 391: Directed Study Organ Pedagogy (3 units)
    2. MURP 391: Directed Study Organ Design and Literature (6 units)
    3. Keyboard skills: MURP 301, 302: Functional Skills for Keyboard Majors (2 units)
    4. MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  3. Ensemble: 12 units
    1. 3 units in major ensemble
    2. 3 units in MUEN 245: Chamber Music
    3. 6 units in major ensemble, chamber music, or supervised accompanying

Voice

  1. Voice performance: 54 units
    1. A minimum of 54 units in MUIN 303
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the major: 22 units
    1. MURP 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276: vocal diction and technique series (6 units)
    2. MURP 455: Vocal Literature (3 units)
    3. MUEP 371, 372: Vocal Science & Pedagogy I, II (4 units)
    4. MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
    5. MURP 361: Acting for Singers 1 (3 units)
  3. Ensemble: 18 units
    1. 6 units in MUEN 272: Concert Choir or 275: Cantala
    2. 6 additional units in a major choral ensemble
    3. 2 units in opera theatre
  4. General education:
    1. 12 units each of courses taught in two of the following languages (or placement at the intermediate level): French, German, or Italian. Must be taken for a grade.
    2. 1 unit selected from: THAR 355: Theatre Production, THAR 357: Musical Theatre Production, MUEN 278: Opera Production

Strings: violin, viola, violoncello, doublebass

  1. String performance: 60 units
    1. A minimum of 60 units in MUIN 304, 305, 306, or 307
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Pedagogy: One course selected from MUEP 201, 245, 252, or 333 (1–3 units)
  3. Conducting: MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  4. MUCA/MUCO/MUTH: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  5. Ensemble: 18 units
    1. 12 units in MUEN 290: Symphony Orchestra
    2.  6 units in MUEN 245: Chamber Music, 3 units of which must be completed after the student has passed the qualifying examination for the major

Classical guitar

  1. Guitar performance: 60 units
    1. A minimum of 60 units in MUIN 308
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the major: 9 units
    1. MURP 315: Fretboard Harmony for the Classical Guitarist (1 unit)
    2. MUEP 304: Guitar Pedagogy (1 unit)
    3. MURP 317: History and Literature of the Guitar (1 unit)
    4. MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  3. MUCA/MUCO/MUTH: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  4. Ensemble: 12 units
    1. 3 units in major ensemble,
    2. 3 units in MUEN 245: Chamber Music
    3. 6 units in major ensemble or chamber music

Brass and Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba

  1. Brass/Woodwind performance: 60 units
    1. A minimum of 60 units in MUIN 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, or 318
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Pedagogy: One course selected from MUEP 201, 245, 259, 260, or 261 (1-3 units)
  3. Conducting: MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  4. MUCA/MUCO/MUTH: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  5. Ensemble: 15 units
    1. 6 units in MUEN 285: Wind Ensemble or MUEN 287: Symphonic Band
    2. 6 units in a major instrumental ensemble
    3. 3 units in MUEN 245: Chamber Music

Percussion

  1. Percussion performance: 54 units
    1. A minimum of 54 units in MUIN 320
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Pedagogy: MUEP 245: Instrumental Pedagogy or MUEP 201: Intro to Music Education (3 units)
  3. Conducting: MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  4. MUCA/MUCO/MUTH: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  5. Ensemble: 16 units
    1. 12 units in a major instrumental ensemble, including
      1. 3 units in MUEN 285: Wind Ensemble
      2. 3 units in MUEN 290: Symphony Orchestra (a minimum of 3 units in MUEN 285 or MUEN 290 must be completed after the student has passed the qualifying examination for the major)
    2. 4 units of MUEN 230: Percussion Ensemble (one term each year for four years)

Senior Experience in music performance

The required senior recital is considered the standard Senior Experience for students in the performance major. Students have the option of proposing enhancements to the senior recital or alternative performance projects as their Senior Experience with the approval of the applied teacher, advisor, and department chair. Alternative Senior Experience projects do not replace the senior recital requirement.


Emphasis in jazz and improvisational music

Admission to the Bachelor of Music performance major with an emphasis in jazz and improvisational music may be granted to a limited number of students upon completion of qualifying examinations and with the approval of a candidate selection committee. For detailed information on admission and scheduling of requirements, students are referred to the chair of the jazz and improvisational music department.

Note: Before admission to the jazz emphasis, Bachelor of Music performance candidates are required to study with the respective classical applied instructors but may elect added applied study with the respective jazz applied instructor. After admission to the jazz emphasis, candidates are required to study with the respective jazz applied instructors but may elect to continue with the respective classical instructor.

  1. Performance: 54 units
    1. 36 units of applied individual instruction (MUIN) in piano, strings, winds, or percussion numbered 301-320 during the freshman and sophomore years (before admission to the jazz emphasis)
    2. 18 units of MUIN 329 after admission to the jazz emphasis (candidates may elect more than 18 units)
    3. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the emphasis:
    1. MUTH 240: Jazz Theory and Aural Training (3 units)
    2. MUCA 220, 221: Jazz Improvisation I, II (6 units)
    3. MUCA 230: Small Group Jazz Composition and Arranging (3 units)
    4. MUCA 330: Large Ensemble Jazz Composition and Arranging (3 units)
    5. MUCA 530: Advance Jazz Writing Skills (3 units)
    6. MUIN 329: Jazz Studies - one term of applied individual study in jazz piano (3 units)
    7. MUEP 305: Jazz Pedagogy (1 unit)
    8. MUEP 120: Basic Audio Recording (1 unit)
  3. Piano majors must complete either MURP 451 and 452: Literature of the Piano I and II or MUEP 301 and 302: Piano Pedagogy I and II
  4. Ensemble: completion of the requirement must include:
    1. 5 terms of MUEN 248: Jazz Small Group Studies after admission to the jazz emphasis (5 units)
    2. 6 terms of MUEN 295: Jazz Ensemble or MUEN 293: Jazz Band, after admission to the jazz emphasis (6 units)
    3. Additional ensembles, specific to primary instrument, as follows:
      • Winds/Percussion: 6 terms of wind ensemble, symphonic band, IGLU or symphony orchestra; 3 terms of chamber music
      • Strings: 9 terms symphony orchestra or IGLU; 3 terms chamber music
      • Piano: 3 terms symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert choir, women’s choir, chorale or IGLU; 3 terms supervised accompanying
      • Guitar: 3 terms symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert choir, women’s choir, chorale, IGLU or chamber music
  5. Required projects:
    1. DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards Application: By December 31 of the senior year, all candidates are required to submit an application and compact-disc recording (a minimum of 10 minutes or 3 selections) for the Jazz Soloist category in the annual DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards. Repertoire will be chosen by the coordinator of jazz performance practice in consultation with the applied jazz studio teacher.
    2. Assembly of self-promotional CD and/or web site: Over the course of the candidate’s two years in the jazz emphasis, a media project documenting the student’s jazz performances, compositions, arrangements, and teaching/pedagogical demonstrations must be assembled. Candidates may choose to create an audio CD, audio/visual DVD, or personal web site containing a minimum of 30 minutes of recorded work by the candidate. The selected project(s) must be presented to the jazz and improvisational music faculty before the conclusion of the final term of study.
    3. Jazz Small Group Coaching: All candidates will direct or co-direct a jazz small group for a minimum of one term after admission to the emphasis in jazz studies (one 60-minute rehearsal per week). Each candidate must submit (in writing to the jazz faculty) a repertoire list and rehearsal plan for the term by the end of the third week. Each candidate must arrange for one group rehearsal observation by a jazz faculty member before the mid-term reading period.
    4. Jazz Big Band Conducting: All candidates will conduct designated rehearsals and sectionals of Jazz Band or Jazz Workshop after admission to the emphasis in jazz studies.
    5. Jazz “Tune of the Week” Tutoring: All admitted jazz emphasis candidates will serve as co-tutors for jazz “Tune of the Week” study/rehearsal sessions once each term. Tutors will organize and lead a single session (2–3 hours in duration, time and date TBA) at the end of each term for freshmen and sophomores contemplating admission to the jazz emphasis. Each session will serve as an “organized jam session” covering the 10 “Tune of the Week” selections assigned in each given term.

Note: Before admission to the jazz emphasis, Bachelor of Music performance candidates are required to study with the respective classical applied instructors but may elect added applied study with the respective jazz applied instructor. After admission to the jazz emphasis, candidates are required to study with the respective jazz applied instructors but may elect to continue with the respective classical instructor.


Senior Experience in music - jazz emphasis

The senior recital and media project (assembly of a self-promotional CD and/or personal web site) are designated as the official Senior Experiences for jazz emphasis candidates in both performance and composition and arranging. Students have the option of proposing enhancements to this Senior Experience with the approval of the applied teacher, advisor, and department chair.

Over the course of the candidate’s two years in the jazz emphasis, a media project documenting the student’s jazz performances, compositions, arrangements, and teaching/pedagogical demonstrations will be assembled. Candidates may choose to create an audio CD, audio/visual DVD, or personal web site containing a minimum of 30 minutes of recorded work by the candidate. The selected project(s) must be presented to the jazz and improvisational music faculty before the conclusion of the final term of study.


Emphasis in Collaborative Piano

In addition to all requirements for the major in piano performance, the following are required:

  1. Supporting courses for the emphasis: 10 units
    1. MURP 420: Collaborative Piano: Vocal (3 units)
    2. MURP 425: Collaborative Piano: Instrumental (3 units)
    3. MURP 599: Independent Study-Collaborative Piano (1 unit)
    4. MURP 272: English Singing Diction (1 unit); must be fulfilled before requirement 1.e. below
    5. Two of the following in a language not used to satisfy requirement 3: General education language requirement below (2 units):
      • MURP 273: Italian and Latin Singing Diction
      • MURP 274: German Singing Diction
      • MURP 275: French Singing Diction
    6. One term of the supervised accompanying requirement must be fulfilled with Opera Scenes.
  2. Recitals: In addition to required solo degree recitals, accompany one half vocal recital and one half instrumental recital; must be prepared under supervision of keyboard faculty member(s) through registration in an accompanying class, supervised accompanying, or chamber music.
  3. General education: Completion of the degree requirements must include 12 units of one of the following (or placement at the intermediate level): French, German, or Italian, taken for a grade.

Minor in pedagogy

Keyboard

  1. MUEP 301, 302, 303: Piano Pedagogy I, II, III (9 units)
  2. Two of the following (6 units total):
    • MUEP 502: Early Advanced Piano Pedagogy
    • MUEP 503: Group Piano Pedagogy
    • MUEP 505: Internship in Piano Pedagogy
  3. MUEP 581, 582: Student Teaching in Piano I, II (6 units)
  4. MURP 451, 452: Literature of the Piano I, II (12 units)
  5. Completion of the general education requirement must include PSYC 260: Developmental Psychology or PSYC 340: Cognitive Psychology (6 units)
  6. Presentation of a half recital.
  7. Students must participate in individual performance study in each term in which they are in residence on the Appleton campus.

Voice

  1. MUEP 371, 372: Voice Science and Pedagogy I, II (4 units)
  2. MUEP 373: The Brain, Music, and Optimal Performance (3 units)
  3. MUEP 395: Internship in Music Pedagogy (3 units; 1 unit per term for 3 terms)
  4. MUEP 399: Additional independent study in historic pedagogy, acoustics, and/or body/mind research (3 units)
  5. MURP 223: Educators' Keyboard Skills (1 unit)
  6. Completion of the general education requirement must include one of the following (6 units):
    • PSYC 180: Psychology of Learning
    • PSYC 260: Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 340: Cognitive Psychology
  7. Students must participate in individual performance study in each term in which they are in residence on the Appleton campus.

Strings

  1. MUEP 245: Instrumental Pedagogy (3 units)
  2. MUEP 345: Applied Instrumental Pedagogy (3 units)
  3. MUEP 331, 332: String Techniques I, II (6 units)
  4. MUEP 395: Internship in Music Pedagogy (3 units)
  5. Completion of the general education requirements must include one of the following (6 units):
    • EDST 180: Psychology of Learning
    • PSYC 260: Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 340: Cognitive Psychology
    • EDST 350: Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity, and Education
    • EDST 440: Sociology of Education
  6. Students must participate in individual performance study in each term in which they are in residence on the Appleton campus.

Brass

  1. MUEP 245: Instrumental Pedagogy (3 units)
  2. MUEP 345: Applied Instrumental Pedagogy (3 units)
  3. MUEP 310: Brass Techniques (3 units)
  4. MUEP 259: Brass Pedagogy (1 unit)
  5. MUEP 395: Internship in Music Pedagogy (3 units)
  6. Completion of the general education requirements must include one of the following (6 units):
    • EDST 180: Psychology of Learning
    • PSYC 260: Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 340: Cognitive Psychology
    • EDST 350: Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity, and Education
    • EDST 440: Sociology of Education
  7. Students must participate in individual performance study in each term in which they are in residence on the Appleton campus.

Percussion

  1. MUEP 245: Instrumental Pedagogy (3 units)
  2. MUEP 345: Applied Instrumental Pedagogy (3 units)
  3. MUEP 315: Percussion Techniques (3 units)
  4. MUEP 390: Tutorial in Music Pedagogy-Percussion (3 units)
  5. MUEP 395: Internship in Music Pedagogy (3 units)
  6. Completion of the general education requirements must include one of the following (6 units):
    • EDST 180: Psychology of Learning
    • PSYC 260: Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 340: Cognitive Psychology
    • EDST 350: Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity, and Education
    • EDST 440: Sociology of Education
  7. Students must participate in individual performance study in each term in which they are in residence on the Appleton campus.

Woodwinds

  1. MUEP 245: Instrumental Pedagogy (3 units)
  2. MUEP 345: Applied Instrumental Pedagogy (3 units)
  3. MUEP 321, 322: Woodwind Techniques I, II (6 units)
  4. MUEP 395: Internship in Music Pedagogy (3 units)
  5. Completion of the general education requirements must include one of the following (6 units):
    • EDST 180: Psychology of Learning
    • PSYC 260: Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 340: Cognitive Psychology
    • EDST 350: Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity, and Education
    • EDST 440: Sociology of Education
  6. Students must participate in individual performance study in each term in which they are in residence on the Appleton campus.