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The Department of Music

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The Department of Music



101 Fine Arts Bldg. · Box 19105 · 817-272-3471
www.uta.edu/music


Overview

The University of Texas at Arlington is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Music degree (1) in preparation for all-level teacher certification; (2) in Performance (Brass, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds); (3) in Theory; (4) in Composition; (5) in Jazz Studies; (6) with emphasis in Music/Business; (7) with emphasis in Music/Theatre; and (8) with emphasis in Music/Media. Music students must meet all the requirements of one of these specializations to receive the Bachelor of Music degree. All degree plans leading to a Bachelor of Music degree include offerings which provide a solid foundation in music theory, history, and literature and require a concentration in a specific instrument/voice.

The art of music holds a prominent place in the historical quest to enrich and improve life through the creative arts. The desire for music is basic and universal to experience it and to express oneself through it. The mission of the Music Department is to further the quest for enrichment and to nurture beauty, knowledge, and excellence through studying and experiencing the science and art of music.

The Music Department's goals and objectives for academic and aesthetic enrichment of the university and the extended community include: (1) offering curricula leading to a baccalaureate degree that provide students with the opportunity to realize their inherent musical potential, (2) offering career options within the baccalaureate degree that recognize and tap students' special abilities and talents to make contributions of excellence in the fields of music, and (3) preparing students for graduate study and/or professional careers in music by meeting curricula criteria, performance standards, and academic expectations.

All prospective music majors must audition for proper placement in their respective performance areas and take a music theory placement test. Information concerning auditions and placement tests is available in the Music Office.

All music majors (and transfer students) are required to pass the sophomore barrier on their major instrument. Students can only attempt the barrier two times. If they fail the sophomore barrier the first time, they will receive an Incomplete and will be required to enroll in Developmental Private Lessons (MUSI 2222) the following semester. At the end of MUSI 2222, students will be required to attempt the barrier for a last time. If the student successfully passes the barrier, the Incomplete will be changed to the appropriate grade. If students do not successfully pass the barrier, they will not be allowed to remain a music major.

All students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Music Degree with the Jazz Studies Option must pass the jazz performance barrier exam upon completion of MUSI 3226 (Jazz Improvisation II). Students can attempt the barrier two times. Students failing to pass the jazz barrier on the second attempt will not be permitted to continue in the Jazz Studies Option. Successful completion of the jazz barrier is a prerequisite for enrollment in MUSI 3395, MUSI 4300, MUSI 4302, or MUSI 4225.

All students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Music Degree in Preparation for Teacher Certification must pass the music education barrier exam before enrolling in MUSI 3211, MUSI 3213, or MUSI 3214.

An audition or permission of the instructor is required for all large ensembles.

All music majors are required to enroll in a large ensemble each semester in residence. Ensembles that meet this requirement, as well as any minimum requirements for number(s) of semester in specific ensembles, are determined by each degree plan. Residence is defined as any semester that a student is enrolled in any private lesson section or enrolled in 6 or more semester hours at the university, except during student teaching or music industry studies internship.

All students are strongly urged to refer to the sections on Academic Regulations and Degree Programs in the current UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog. Students seeking teacher certification should read the College of Education section of this catalog concerning admission to teacher education programs and state requirements for certification.

In addition to fulfilling University and the College of Liberal Arts requirements for admission to a degree program, students planning to be music majors must also fulfill the following Music Department requirements.

Students must receive a C or better in all music courses in order to graduate. If a student does not earn a C or better, it may not count as a prerequisite for any other course.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Music Degree (In Performance, Theory, or Composition)

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing (satisfied by major).

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Science

Eight hours in lab science (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics).

Modern and Classical Languages

1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314 or equivalent.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts (satisfied by major).

Social/Cultural Studies

The three-hour social and cultural studies requirement will be satisfied by designated courses which have been approved by the Undergraduate Assembly. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Music Department (MUSI 2300 recommended).

Major

1185, 1186, 1325, 1326, 2185, 2186, 2325, 2326, 3308 or 3309 (Performance and Composition), 3300, 3301; eight hours performance concentration (in one instrument or voice); 1180, 1181, 2180, 2181 (keyboard concentrates must substitute four hours keyboard ensemble).

In addition

Voice Performance Option requires 2302, 3101, 3302, 3303, 3394, 4101; seven hours a cappella choir/university singers/women�s chorus, three hours musical theatre/opera laboratory. Plus: 14 hours additional performance major; three hours 0174; 3103; 4191 (vocal literature); 4301 or 4302; plus a junior and a senior recital. [Students electing studies in pedagogy substitute the following: eight additional hours of performance concentration; four hours 3294 (vocal pedagogy I, II); four hours 4291 (vocal literature I, II); two hours 0174; 1242; 4205; plus a senior recital.]

Keyboard Performance Option requires 2302, 3294, 3295, 3302, 3303, 3394, 4301 or 4302, four hours 4291 (keyboard literature I, II); one hour accompanying, one hour any ensemble. Plus: 14 hours additional performance major; four hours 0174, three hours music elective, plus a junior and a senior recital. [Students electing studies in pedagogy substitute the following: eight additional hours of performance concentration; 1257, 1258, 2257, 2258; 3211; 4291 (group piano methods); plus a senior recital.]

Wind, String, or Percussion Performance Option requires 2302, 3302, 3303, 3394, 4301 or 4302, 4191 (wind or string instrument pedagogy) and 4191 (wind or string instrument literature); 14 additional hours performance major; 12 hours ensemble (orchestra emphasis students take eight hours orchestra, three hours string quartet, and one hour any ensemble; band emphasis students take eight hours wind ensemble or concert band, two hours any ensemble, and two hours orchestra); three hours music elective; plus a junior and a senior recital.

Theory Option requires 2227, 2302, 3302, 3303, 3326, 3390, 3391, 4205, 4350, 4351, and 4301; two hours 0174 (keyboard concentrates must substitute 4242); four additional hours performance concentration; six hours any ensemble, at least three of which must be large ensemble; plus prepare and present a senior research project in music theory in a conference setting.

Composition Option requires 2227, 3302, 3303, 3392, 3393, 3394, 4301, 4492, 4493; two hours of Seminar in Computer Aided Composition (3127 and 3128); two hours selected from 1103, 1104, 1105, 2103, 2104; two additional hours performance concentration; two hours 0174 (keyboard concentrates must substitute 3243); six hours any ensemble, at least three of which must be large ensemble; plus prepare and present a program of original works.

Total

137 or 138 hours, including a minimum of 36 hours at 3000/4000 level, at least 24 of which must be in music.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Music Degree (With Emphasis in Music/Business, Music/Theatre, or Music/Media)

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing (satisfied by major).

Political Science

2311, 2312.

History

1311, 1312.

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Science

Eight hours in lab science (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics).

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts. (satisfied by major).

Social/Cultural Studies

The three-hour social and cultural studies requirement will be satisfied by designated courses which have been approved by the Undergraduate Assembly. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Music Department (MUSI 2300 recommended).

Electives

Music Theatre option (three hours at the 3000/4000 level); Music Business and Music Media options (eight hours), foreign language recommended.

Major

1185, 1186, 1325, 1326, 2185, 2186, 2302, 2325, 2326, 3308 or 3309, 3300, 3301, 3394, 4390, 4391; eight hours performance concentration (in one instrument or voice); 1180, 1181 (keyboard concentrates substitute two hours keyboard ensemble).

In addition

Music/Business Option requires two additional hours performance concentration; 4323; six hours any ensemble, at least three of which must be large ensemble.

Plus

10 hours (9 at the 3000/4000 level) selected from 1302, 1304, 2227, 2301, 3125, 3212, 3302, 3303, 3308, 3309, 3390, 3391, 3392, 4300, 4301, 4302, 4324, 4325, 4326.

Plus

18 hours (nine of which must be 3000/4000 level) selected from Business or Communication pending approval by the Music Business Area Coordinator.

Music/Theatre Option requires four additional hours performance concentration; 2180, 2181, 4205 or two hours 0174 (keyboard concentrates substitute four hours 0175); 3101, 4101, 4324; six hours any ensemble (may include THEA 0181); four additional hours choral ensembles or musical theatre/opera laboratory.

Plus

15 hours (nine of which must be 3000/4000 level) selected from Theatre Arts and/or Broadcast Communication as recommended by the major advisor, and three hours of Dance (see music advisor for a list of approved courses).

Music/Media Option requires 2180, 2181, or 4205 (keyboard concentrates substitute two hours of 0109 or 4205); 2227, 3125, 3308 or 3309, 4323, 4325 and PHYS 1400; six hours any ensemble, at least three of which must be large ensemble. Additionally, students must take either MUSI 4326, ART 3385 or THEA 3303. Students must also choose one course from the following: MUSI 2301, 3392, 3302, 3303, or 3390.

Plus

9 hours (three of which must be 3000/4000 level) selected from Art, Business, Communication, and/or Electrical Engineering pending approval by the Music Media Area Coordinator.

Total

132 or 133 hours, including a minimum of 36 hours at 3000/4000 level, at least 24 of which must be in music.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Music Degree (With Jazz Studies Option)

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing (satisfied by major).

Political Science

2311, 2312.

History

1311, 1312.

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Science

Eight hours in lab science (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics).

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts. (satisfied by major)

Social/Cultural Studies

The three-hour social and cultural studies requirement will be satisfied by designated courses which have been approved by the Undergraduate Assembly. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Music Department (MUSI 2300 recommended).

Electives

Eight hours (foreign language recommended).

Major

1101, 1185, 1186, 1325, 1326, 2185, 2186, 2302, 2325, 2326, 3125, 3180, 3308 or 3309, 3225, 3226, 3300, 3301, 3394, 3395, 4225, 4300, 4302, 4323, 4390, 4392; fourteen hours performance concentration; 1180, 1181, 2180, 2181 (keyboard concentrates substitute two hours keyboard ensemble and two hours small jazz ensemble); seven hours large jazz ensemble, two hours small jazz ensemble; three hours music elective.

Total

132 or 133 hours, including a minimum of 36 hours at 3000/4000 level, at least 24 of which must be in music.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Music Degree (In preparation for Teacher Certification)

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing (satisfied by major).

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Science

Eight hours in lab science (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics).

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts. (satisfied by major)

Social/Cultural Studies

The three-hour social and cultural studies requirement will be satisfied by designated courses which have been approved by the Undergraduate Assembly. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Music Department (MUSI 2300 recommended).

Major

1185, 1186, 1325, 1326, 2185, 2186, 2325, 2326, 3308 or 3309, 3300, 3301; eight hours performance concentration (in one instrument or voice); 1180, 1181, 2180, and 2181 (keyboard concentrates refer to appropriate options below for substitute hours), LIST 4343, EDUC 4352, and EDUC 4647.

In addition

All-Level Instrumental Option (Band Emphasis) 1103, 1104, 1105 (or one semester any choir), 1106, 1107, 2103, 2104, 2112, 3211, 3213, 4308, 4301 or 4302, 4211, 4213, 4216, 4217; 3200, 3212; keyboard concentrates take four hours 0109 (see Major); ensembles (three hours marching band; four hours wind symphony, symphonic band, or symphonic winds); six additional hours performance concentration; plus a senior half recital.

All-Level Instrumental Option (Orchestra Emphasis) 1105 (or one semester any choir), 2101, 2102, 2104, 2112, 3211, 3213, 4308, 4301 or 4302, 4211, 4213, 4216, 4217, 3294, 4303; two hours of 3191 (each hour on a different string instrument other than principal instrument); keyboard concentrates take four hours 0109 (see Major); ensembles (seven hours orchestra); six additional hours performance concentration; plus a senior half recital.

All-Level Choral Option requires 2101, 2102, 3103, 2103, 2104, 2112, 3101, 3211, 3214, 4101, 4309, 4301, 4211, 4214, 4216, 4217; six hours a cappella choir/university singers/women's chorus, one hour musical theatre/opera laboratory; six additional hours performance concentration; plus a senior half recital. In addition, voice concentrates take two hours 0174 and 4205; keyboard concentrates take two hours 0109 and four hours 0175 (see Major).

Total Semester Hours Required

133, including a minimum of 36 hours at 3000/4000 level, at least 24 of which must be in music. The Bachelor of Music Degree (in Preparation for Teacher Certification) is a 5-year degree.



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Teacher Certification

Students interested in Texas Teacher Certification should consult the College of Education and Health Professions section of this catalog for the most recent changes in requirements regarding admission to Teacher Education, completion of University programs in preparation for certification, and eligibility for certification after graduation.



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Requirements for a Minor in Music

Eighteen hours of music, six hours of which must be 3000/4000 level.



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Oral Communication and Computer Use Competency Requirements

Students majoring in music are required to demonstrate computer use and oral communication competencies. Computer use proficiency can be demonstrated by (a) successful completion of MUSI 3394; or (b) successful completion of CSE 1301 or INSY 2303; or (c) passing the University computer use competency exam. Oral communication proficiency can be demonstrated by (a) successful completion of MUSI 3308 or 3309; or (b) successful completion of COMS 1301, 2305, 3302 or 3315. Students should discuss these options with their undergraduate advisor who may also provide a list of other courses approved by the University to meet these requirements.



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Music Faculty
Chair, Associate Professor

Bogard

Professors

Burton, Ling-Tam, Morrow, Powell

Associate Professors

Bogard, Cavanagh, Chave, Espinosa, Hunt, Ishii, Jessup, Kenaston-French, Kim, Lange, Solomons, Stotter, Varner

Assistant Professors

Atkinson, Cho, Evans, Frisof, Grogan, Luttrell, Pool, Walvoord

Senior Lecturers

Bubert, Hayes

Professors Emeritus

Ebensberger, Lichtenwalter, Moorer, Stokan



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Course Descriptions

View Course Descriptions for:

Music (MUSI)

Those music courses and music organizations available to non-music majors are indicated in the course description.

Individual instruction courses are open in limited numbers to all University students.

Students should expect, in addition to attending weekly private lessons, a minimum preparation (individual practice) of five hours per week in courses granting two hours credit, 10 hours per week in courses granting three hours credit, and 12 hours per week in courses granting four hours credit.

All private instruction, except 0171, requires a jury.



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