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2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music (B.M.)


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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2019-2020

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Music

Location:  Music/Mass Communication Bldg, Room 139
Phone: 931-221-7818
Website: www.apsu.edu/music

Accreditation

Austin Peay State University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Requirements

Audition is required for admission to the Department of Music, as well as for a music scholarship. Specific audition requirements can be found at the following URL: http://www.apsu.edu/music/auditions.

Theory Placement - All entering music majors are required to take a theory placement exam at a designated time. An unsatisfactory score will result in students being required to successfully pass Introduction to Music Theory I and II before beginning the theory sequence.

Ensembles - A student majoring in music is required to participate satisfactorily every semester in residence in the performing organization deemed appropriate to his or her major performing medium.

Area

Appropriate Large Ensemble

Woodwind, Brass & Percussion

Determined by Audition

  • Wind Ensemble [or]
  • Symphonic Band

Orchestral Strings

Orchestra

Guitar

Guitar Ensemble

Keyboard

Choose the performing organization that most closely matches career interests and/or previous ensemble experience

Voice

Determined by Audition

  • University Choir (Soprano / Alto)
  • Governor’s Singers (Tenor / Bass) [or]
  • Chamber Singers (SATB)

Marching Band Requirements - Music Education majors (woodwind, percussion & brass) are required to participate in two fall semesters of 0-credit Marching Band (usually in the freshman and sophomore years). Additional (elective) semesters of marching band for music education majors will be 1-credit, and the student will receive an athletic band scholarship for participation. Students in all other music majors, as well as non-music majors, must always enroll in 1-credit marching band, and will receive an athletic band scholarship for participation.

Recital Attendance - During the academic year, all music majors are required to attend a predetermined number of recitals and programs sponsored or approved by the department. Students who are deficient in this requirement at the end of the sophomore year will not be eligible to take their Junior Level Examination; those deficient at the end of their senior year will not graduate.

Junior Level Exam - Music majors must pass a Junior Level Examination, ordinarily scheduled at the end of the sophomore year, before enrolling in upper division (3xxx level) Applied Instruction. All majors will have a maximum of three (3) attempts to pass the Junior Level Examination. A minimum of three (3) semesters of upper division (3xxx level) instruction are required prior to the Senior Recital. Students whose background in performance is deficient may be required to take more than the normal amount of credit at the lower division level. Upper division credit in performance is granted only after the student passes the Junior Level Examination. Each music major is required to appear at least once each year in a recital, either in solo or ensemble performance.

Piano Proficiency - The piano proficiency examination is required for majors whose primary Individual Instruction is not piano.

Transfer Students - Students transferring from another institution must take a proficiency examination in music theory. Placement in music theory will depend upon the results of this examination. The transfer student’s placement in applied music must be approved during the jury examination at the end of the first semester at APSU.

Music Minor - Students who minor in music must belong to one performing organization for two years. A music minor must also pass a proficiency examination in his/her applied area.

For information of careers available to students with degrees in music, see our Careers in Music web resource at the following URL:  http://www.apsu.edu/music/careers-music-home

General Education Core


 

  Credit Hours
see Common Core   41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Major Requirements that Satisfy General Education Core


  • 3 *
  • *This is required for all concentrations except the Music Performance Concentration. This course also satisfies one of the Humanities Core.

Major Core Requirements


Music Education (Instrumental / K-12 General Music)


Lower Division Courses


Total Hours 7

Total Hours 26

Total Hours 9

Clinical Teaching Requirements


Total Hours 12

Music Education (Choral / K-12 General Music)


Lower Division Courses


  • MUS 1xxx - Applied Music / Individual Instruction  4 (four semesters of one credit lessons)
  • MUS 1xxx - Ensemble  4 (four semesters of one credit major ensemble as appropriate to applied area of study)
  • 2
Total Hours 10

Upper Division Courses


Total Hours 27

Total Hours 9

Clinical Teaching Requirements


Total Hours 12

Music Performance Concentrations


Major Requirements that Satisfy General Education Core


Major Core Requirements


Composition Concentration


All students must take MUS 1060  for eight semesters to meet program requirements

Lower Division Courses

Total Hours 21-25

Upper Division Courses

Total Hours 26

Guitar Performance


Lower Division Courses

Total Hours 15

Upper Division Courses

Total Hours 27-28

Instrumental Performance


Lower Division Courses

Total Hours 17

Upper Division Courses

Total Hours 25

Keyboard Performance


Lower Division Courses

  • MUS 1xxx - Applied Music-Individual Instruction in Piano or Organ  8 (4 semesters of 2-credit lessons)
  • MUS 1xxx - Ensemble (appropriate)  4 (4 semesters of 1-credit major ensemble)
  • 1 (Must be taken for 3 semesters, making a total of 3 lower division credits in accompanying) 3
Total Hours 15

Upper Division Courses

Total Hours 30

Vocal Performance


Lower Division Courses

Total Hours 22

Total Hours 26-29

Major Guided Electives

  • Music Elective 1
Total Hours 1

Total Program Hours 122


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