Applied Music Study
in applied music lessons requires an audition and consent of the instructor or
the Music Department chair. The following policies apply to students studying
- All students taking 171/371 applied
lessons are required to perform juries at the end of the semester except the
semester when they are registered for 425 and/or 429.
- Voice majors registered for two credits
of MUVO 171/371 must register concurrently for one credit of MUVO 172/372.
Students registered for one credit of MUVO 171/371 must register concurrently
for .5 credit of MUVO 172/372.
- Additional performance requirements
such as public performance, studio class, and production roles shall be the
decision of the instructor.
- In each applied area, students may only
study with one teacher per semester.
- All music majors are required to study
with a full-time faculty member on their primary instrument.
For applied study in organ, the student should have had sufficient
training in piano to play the major and minor scales at a moderately rapid
tempo, play repertoire such as the Bach Two-Part Inventions, the earlier
sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or compositions of corresponding difficulty
by classic, romantic, and modern composers. The university course of study will
include continuation of repertoire and technique according to the background
and needs of individual students.
A student preparing to major in piano should be able to play
advanced intermediate/early advanced repertoire at a level comparable to the
Bach Two-Part Inventions, classical sonata movements of Haydn, Mozart, and
Beethoven, Mendelssohn Songs Without Words, Chopin Waltzes, and Bartók
Mikrokosmos Vol. VI. The university course of study will include continuation
of advanced techniques and repertoire from representative styles and periods.
A student preparing to major in voice should be able to sing
standard folk and classic songs on pitch, with correct rhythm, phrasing, and
good tone in English, French, German, or Italian. The student’s preparation
should include sight reading, the rudiments of music, and an elementary
knowledge of piano. The university course of study will include continuation of
advanced vocal techniques and pedagogy, and repertoire from German, French and
English art songs, Italian arias and art songs, and training in the performance
of operatic arias.
music department presents opera productions, oratorios, and choral concerts on
a regular basis. Auditions for opera productions are open to music majors and
non-music majors. The department maintains three performing ensembles – Concert
Choir, 9th Street Singers, and Platinum Edition. All ensembles are open to
non-music majors. Concert Choir, 9th Street Singers, and Platinum
Edition require an audition. Music majors are required to enroll in Concert
Choir and may enroll in 9th Street Singers and Platinum Edition as