DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Professor Allan Comstock, Chair (Double Reeds, Music History) Professor: Allan D. Comstock (Double Reeds, Music History), Dawn Courtney (Single Reeds, Music Education), Martín Cuéllar (Piano), Andrew Houchins (Music Theory, Technology), Gary Ziek (Bands, Trumpet, Jazz). Associate Professors: Tracy Freeze (Percussion, Technology), Penelope A. Speedie (Voice, Opera), Assistant Professors: Robert Ward (Choral Director, Music Education), Gaile Stephens (Music Education), Scott Wichael (Voice). Instructors: Kate Bergman (Flute), Tiffany Budke (Music Appreciation), Melinda Groves (Group Piano), Susan Mayo (Cello, Double Bass), Ramiro Miranda (Orchestra Director, Upper Strings), Terrisa Ziek (Horn, Music Education). http://www.emporia.edu/music/

The Department of Music (NASM accredited since 1947) offers a comprehensive inventory of courses for those who wish to major or minor in music and for those who seek musical knowledge and experiences. Students may acquaint themselves with music as appreciative listeners, inquisitive scholars, or active performers. Music faculty are active in performance, composition and arrangement, and publication efforts. A state-approved degree program is offered to prepare teachers of music for the elementary and secondary schools of Kansas. Other degree programs are designed to enable students to pursue advanced studies in music and/or to find employment within the field of music. The department provides a yearly schedule of concerts, recitals, master classes, and lectures which feature ESU music faculty and students as well as invited artist performers. The undergraduate degree programs are as follows: Bachelor of Arts - Major in Music Bachelor of Music – Major in Music Music Education Concentration Music Performance Concentration Certificate offered in the following area: Music Performance Two options for a Music Minor are available. The department also offers a master’s degree. For more information see the Graduate Office web site, http://emporia.edu/grad/.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

MUSIC MAJOR

(Changes Effective Fall 2013) A broad-based music degree, the Bachelor of Arts degree prepares the student to enter an extensive variety of career options. Music opportunities include performance, studio instruction, church and community music careers, and occupations in the music service industry (merchandising, recording, booking, etc.). Other career directions might include community arts organizations, liberal arts options, and as a professional degree preparation. 92 The degree emphasis, along with traditional music preparation, includes opportunities for student-directed elective second concentrations. Students have extensive opportunities for solo, chamber, and ensemble performance. This major encompasses 38 hours of core and applied music study with an additional 12 Second Field hours. Second Field options may be in music, in digital audio recording, in music technology, or in another academic field. See individual course descriptions for prerequisites and concurrent enrollment requirements. A concentration in Digital Audio Recording is available as part of the BA in Music degree.

Requirements include

  • MU 270/470/570 – 8 hours as the applied study and a specific recording project as the MU 580 Senior Capstone Research Project.

Students must also complete general education requirements as stated in this catalog.

  • Music Theory (12 hours):
    • MU 108 Ear Training/Sight Singing 1 1 hour
    • MU 118 Music Theory 1 3 hours
    • MU 109 Ear Training/Sight Singing 2 1 hour
    • MU 119 Music Theory 2 3 hours
    • MU 208 Ear Training/Sight Singing 3 1 hour
    • MU 218 Music Theory 3 3 hours
  • Music History & Literature (9 hours):
    • MU 328 Music History I 3 hours
    • MU 329 Music History II 3 hours
    • MU 324 World Music 3 hours
  • Music Professional Studies (2 hours):
    • MU 099 Music Convocation 0 hours (required each semester)
    • MU 477 Basic Conducting 2 hours
  • Music Performance (16 hours):
    • Applied Music-Primary Instrument 8 hours
    • Group/Applied Piano 2 hours
    • Music Ensembles 6 hours MU 575 Senior Recital or MU 580 Senior Capstone Research Project
  • Music Electives (2 hours):
    • 2 hours Second Field or Internship Requirements 12 hours

BACHELOR OF ARTS

MUSIC MAJOR DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING CONCENTRATION

  • Music Theory (12 hours):
    • MU 108 Ear Training/Sight Singing 1 1 hour
    • MU 118 Music Theory 1 3 hours
    • MU 109 Ear Training/Sight Singing 2 1 hour
    • MU 119 Music Theory 2 3 hours
    • MU 208 Ear Training/Sight Singing 3 1 hour
    • MU 218 Music Theory 3 3 hours
  • Music History & Literature (8 hours):
    • MU 324 World Music 3 hours
    • MU 328 Music History I 3 hours
    • MU 329 Music History II 3 hours
  • Music Professional Studies (4 hours):
    • MU 099 Music Convocation (required each semester)
    • MU 477 Basic Conducting 2 hours
    • MU 585 Professional Portfolio 1 hour
    • MU 595 Computer Literacy Portfolio 1 hour
  • Music Performance (17 hours):
    • Applied Digital Audio Recording (MU270/470/570) 8 hours
    • MU 131 Group Piano I 1 hour
    • MU 132 Group Piano II 1 hour
  • Music Ensembles 6 hours
  • MU 580 Senior Capstone Research Project 1 hour
  • Music Electives: 2 hours
  • Second Field (12 hours):
    • AC 223 Accounting for Operating Activities 3 hours
    • Select 3 from the following:
      • MK 360 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
      • BE 330 Business Communications 3 hours
      • BU 353 Principles of Business Law 3 hours
      • MG 342 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3 hours

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

MUSIC MAJOR

(Changes Effective Fall 2013)The degree Bachelor of Music with a Music Education concentration prepares the student to teach PreK-12 music. The program assumes that nurturing qualified music teachers includes the specialized preparation to develop performance skills; the music educator must be a competent performing musician.

Satisfactory completion of the requirements for this degree entitles the graduate to a license to teach music, issued by the Kansas State Department of Public Instruction to teach PreK-12 Instrumental Music or Pre-K 12 Vocal Music. The music education concentration selects the Instrumental Music Track or the Vocal Music Track. See individual course descriptions for prerequisites and concurrent enrollment requirements. Second area certification is available.

Requirements for admission to teacher education and recommendation for a teaching certificate are outlined under the degree Bachelor of Science in Education-Secondary Education Major. Students must successfully complete all Professional Education Requirements. See the Professional Education requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education - Secondary Education Major, in the Department of School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education section of this catalog. Students must also complete general education requirements as stated in this catalog.

The degree Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Performance is recommended for the student interested in a career as a professional musician or as an independent teacher of music. It is especially appropriate for the student who plans to continue on to graduate study in music. The degree may be elected upon the recommendation of the music faculty after the student has demonstrated ability in his or her area of performance by means of a formal performance audition. This audition performance is generally taken at the end of the second semester of applied study.

The program centers on a core of courses in music theory, music history, and music literature. It is designed to provide a thorough musical education along with a broad expectation in the liberal arts and sciences. Performance requirements include a strong emphasis on solo, chamber, and large ensemble performance opportunities. Students may major in voice, piano, violin, viola, cello, double-bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, horn, baritone horn, tuba, percussion, and composition.

Students must also complete general education requirements as stated in this catalog.

  • Music Theory (16 hours):
    • MU 108 Ear Training/Sight Singing 1 1 hour
    • MU 118 Music Theory 1 3 hours
    • MU 109 Ear Training/Sight Singing 2 1 hour
    • MU 119 Music Theory 2 3 hours
    • MU 208 Ear Training/Sight Singing 3 1 hour
    • MU 218 Music Theory 3 3 hours
    • MU 209 Ear Training/Sight Singing 4 1 hour
    • MU 219 Music Theory 4 3 hours
  • Music History& Literature (9 hours):
    • MU 328 Music History I 3 hours
    • MU 329 Music History II 3 hours
    • MU 324 World Music 3 hours
  • Music Professional Studies (2 hours):
    • MU 099 Music Convocation 0 hours (required each semester)
    • MU 477 Basic Conducting 2 hours
  • Music Performance (20 hours):
    • Applied Music-Primary Instrument 8 hours Music Ensembles (MU245/318/319) 7 hours
    • MU 131 Group Piano 1 1 hour
    • MU 132 Group Piano 2 1 hour
    • MU 133 Group Piano 3 1 hour
    • MU 134 Group Piano 4 1 hour
    • MU 391 Chamber Music 1 hour
    • MU 575 Senior Recital 0 hours
  • Music Education Concentration Instrumental Music Track (17 hours):
    • MU 210 Foundations of Music Education 2 hours
    • MU 350 Voice Methods 1 hour
    • MU 352 String Methods 2 hours
    • MU 354 Woodwind Methods 2 hours
    • MU 356 Brass Methods 2 hours
    • MU 358 Percussion Methods 1 hour
    • MU 372 Marching Band Methods 1 hour
    • MU 474 Elementary Music Methods 2 hours
    • MU 484 Instrumental Conducting 2 hours
    • MU 494 Instrumental Music Methods 2 hours
  • Vocal Music Track (17 hours):
    • MU 210 Foundations of Music Education 2 hours
    • MU 237 Applied Piano for Vocal Students 1 1 hour
    • MU 320 Vocal Diction 1 1 hour
    • MU 321 Vocal Diction 2 1 hour
      • MU Methods (3-4 hours) Selected from:
        • MU 352 String Methods 2 hours
        • MU 354 Woodwind Methods 2 hours
        • MU 356 Brass Methods 2 hours
        • MU 358 Percussion Methods 1 hour
        • MU 474 Elementary Music Methods 2 hours
        • MU 492 Choral Methods 2 hours MU 482
        • Choral Conducting 2 hours
        • MU 524 Vocal Pedagogy 1 hours
  • MU Music Electives 1-2 hours Music Performance Concentration Instrumental Track (29 hours):
  • Applied Concentration 16 hours Music Ensembles 1 hour Pedagogy Course 2 hours
    • MU 391 Chamber Music 1 hour Music Electives 6 hours
    • MU 375 Junior Recital 0 hours
  • Voice Track (29 hours):
  • Applied Concentration 14 hours Music Ensembles 1 hour Applied Piano 2 hours
    • MU 320 Vocal Diction 1 1 hour
    • MU 321 Vocal Diction 2 1 hour
    • MU 524 Vocal Pedagogy 1 hour
    • MU 741 The Art Song 2 hours Music Electives 4 hours
    • MU 375 Junior Recital 0 hours

CERTIFICATES IN MUSIC

The certificates in music provide additional specialized study within specific music application areas. Study in certificate areas is limited to upper division students. Admission is with permission of the applied instructor for each specialized area.

  • Certificate, Graduate – Music Performance (12 hours)
    • MU 800 Applied Music 4 hours
    • MU 700/800 Performance Area Literature 3 hours
    • MU 600/800 Music Electives 5 hours

MUSIC MINOR

The undergraduate with an interest in music can select one of two music minors: Plan I-Applied Music and Performance; Plan IIMusic Theory and History. This program, designed for the student who wants thorough preparation in some field other than music, provides the opportunity to pursue a minor concentration in music.

At the beginning of the freshman year, but not later than the start of the junior year, the degree candidate may select the music minor. Before this choice can be official, the chair of music must meet with the candidate to approve the scheme of courses. Following this conference, the schedule of required courses for the music minor is entered on a “minor contract” that is filed with the registrar. The music minor does not lead to certification in music instruction. See individual course descriptions for prerequisites and concurrent enrollment requirements.

PLAN I - Applied Music and Performance

  • MU 108 Ear Training/Sight Singing 1 1 hour
  • MU 118 Music Theory 1 3 hours
  • MU 109 Ear Training/Sight Singing 2 1 hour
  • MU 119 Music Theory 2 3 hours
  • MU 324 World Music 3 hours
  • MU 328 Music History I Or 3 hours MU 329 Music History II
  • MU Applied Music 4 hours
  • MU Music Ensembles 2 hours
  • MU Music Electives 3 hours

PLAN II - Music Theory & History

  • MU 108 Ear Training/Sight Singing 1 1 hour
  • MU 118 Music Theory 1 3 hours
  • MU 109 Ear Training/Sight Singing 2 1 hour
  • MU 119 Music Theory 2 3 hours MU 324 World Music 3 hours
  • MU 328 Music History I 3 hours
  • MU 329 Music History II 3 hours
  • MU Music Electives 6 hours

MUSIC ENSEMBLES

The Department of Music offers a wide variety of performance ensembles available to all university students. Ensembles rehearse several hours weekly and give 1-2 public performances each semester. The following performance ensembles are available:

Bands

  • MU 244 Hornet Revue (Pep Band)
  • MU 245 Marching Hornets (Marching Band)
  • MU 316 Wind Ensemble

Choirs

  • MU 220 Community Chorus
  • MU 310 A Cappella Choir
  • MU 312 Opera Theatre MU 391
  • Musical Theatre

Orchestra

  • MU 319 Orchestra
  • MU 391E Chamber Orchestra

Jazz

  • MU 318 Jazz Ensemble

Chamber Music

  • MU 391A Chamber Winds
  • MU 391B Low Brass Ensemble
  • MU 391C Percussion Ensemble
  • MU 391G Chamber Choir
  • MU 391H Flute Choir
  • MU 391I String Ensemble
  • MU 391J Clarinet Choir
  • MU 391K Saxophone Ensemble

PRIVATE LESSONS AND PLACEMENT

There are no additional fees for private lessons for university students. One weekly half-hour private lesson per semester plus necessary practice is required for one credit hour. One weekly one hour private lesson per semester plus necessary practice is required for two or more credit hours. A student may study as many instruments as desired. Private instruction by a highly qualified faculty is available for voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, piano, percussion, composition, and digital audio. Students must successfully complete a performance audition for admission to study applied piano or applied voice. Enrollment within all areas of applied study is limited with preference given to music major students.

See Course Listing for course descriptions.