DEGREE PROGRAMS
SECTION 7
 
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC

C. Brad Foley, Dean, A-118 A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Robert L. Hause, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, A-119 A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Rodney Schmidt, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Technology, A-102 A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Jeffery W. Jarvis, Chairperson, Instrumental Music, A-314 A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Charles F. Bath, Chairperson, Keyboard Music A-369 A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Michelle P. Hairston, Chairperson, Music Education, A-213 A. J. Fletcher Music Center
Thomas J. Huener, Chairperson, Theory, Composition, and Musicology, A-301 A. J. Fletcher Music Center
John B. O'Brien, Chairperson, Vocal Studies, A-268 A. J. Fletcher Music Center

ADMISSION

Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the School of Music. Prospective music majors and minors must be admitted both to the university and to the School of Music.† Admission to the School of Music is determined by an acceptable level of performance as demonstrated through a personal audition or a recent taped recording.† A satisfactory audition is required of all entering freshmen, transfer students, and students being readmitted. Acceptance of the audition is based upon an affirmative vote by a majority of the auditioning committee, which comprises a minimum of three faculty members.† Admission is limited in some applied disciplines in the School of Music. For detailed information, students should contact the assistant dean for undergraduate studies of the School of Music.

PERFORMANCE MEDIUM

Each music major or minor is required to have a major performance medium. The medium may be chosen in any of the following areas: piano, organ, voice, strings, woodwind, brass, or percussion. Private instruction in the chosen medium is required throughout the four-year program of study. Detailed information regarding auditions and audition dates will be supplied upon request by the assistant dean for undergraduate studies of the School of Music. Basic entrance requirements in the major performance media are as follows:

Voice: An acceptable voice and the ability to sing with accurate pitch and rhythm.

Piano: The ability to perform acceptably major and minor scales and arpeggios and compositions representative of piano literature from three of the four style periods (baroque, classic, romantic, contemporary).

Other Instruments: A fundamental knowledge of the instrument including an acceptable method of producing tone; awareness of intonation problems; accurate rhythmic feeling; some knowledge of solo literature available for the instrument; the ability to play major, minor, and chromatic scales with the proper fingering.

A student whose performance proficiency level is slightly below the minimum for entering freshmen may be admitted on probation in a major applied area. The student may take freshman music courses for credit and preparatory work in a major applied area for no credit for a maximum of one semester, as determined by the faculty in the major area.

CURRICULA

Placement Examinations

Transfer students are given placement tests in basic music knowledge during the summer orientation to determine their appropriate levels of study in music theory and history courses.

Transfer students are given jury examinations in their major applied areas at the end of the first semester to establish their appropriate proficiency levels.

General Recital Attendance Requirement for All Majors

Each music major is required to attend at least 75 percent of the total number of general recitals offered during his or her enrollment at East Carolina University. (Music education students will be exempted during the student teaching semester.)

Piano Proficiency for All Majors

Music majors are required to complete satisfactorily the group piano sequence indicated in their concentrations or to demonstrate a comparable level of accomplishment.

Students should enroll in group piano each semester until the sequence is completed.† Any student interrupting the sequence (either by dropping or by not enrolling) must retake the placement audition before enrolling in any subsequent piano course.

Applied and Core Music Regulations for Music Majors and Minors

A minimum grade of C in applied lessons on a studentís major instrument will qualify as credit in the applied major guideline.† The first grade lower than C must be raised the following semester according to the procedures given in the undergraduate catalog. A student will be disqualified as a music major or music minor the second time that he or she receives a grade lower than C in applied lessons on the major instrument.

A minimum grade of C in core MUSC courses (1156, 1166, 1176, 1186, 1406, 2156, 2166, 2176, 2186, 2406, 2416, 3156, 3166, 3176) is required to receive credit toward the music major.

To be admitted to upper division courses in all degree programs, students must pass a qualifying exam as specified in the School of Music Handbook.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREES

Majors for the bachelor of music degree are offered in music education, music therapy, performance (with concentrations in jazz studies, music theatre, organ, piano, piano pedagogy, sacred music, strings, voice, and winds or percussion), and theory-composition with concentrations in theory, traditional media composition, and electronic media composition.† For admission to the upper level of the degree programs, a student must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA in music courses at the end of the sophomore year.

BM IN MUSIC EDUCATION

See Section 7, Degree Programs, School of Education, Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements.† Minimum degree requirement for the various majors is 128 s.h. as follows:

1.
General education requirements (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below.
MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test) or MATH 2127. Basic Concepts of Mathematics (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060) or PSYC 3240. Psychology of Adolescence (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
42 s.h.
2.
Common core.
Core MUSC courses (30 s.h.):
MUSC 1156 (F), 1166 (S). Basic Musicianship (4,4)
MUSC 1176 (F), 1186 (S). Basic Musicianship Laboratory (1,1)
MUSC 1406 (S), 2406 (F), 2416 (S). Music History and Literature (2,2,2) (WI, WI, WI)
MUSC 2156 (F), 2166 (S). Basic Musicianship (3,3) (P: MUSC 1166)
MUSC 2176 (F), 2186 (S). Basic Musicianship Laboratory (1,1) (P: MUSC 1186)
MUSC 3156 (F), 3166 (S). Conducting (2,2) (P: MUSC 2166)
MUSC 3176. Orchestration (2) (F,S) (P: MUSC 2166)
Performance groups (7 s.h.):†
Minimum of 5 semesters large ensemble
Minimum of 2 semesters small ensemble
Wind and percussion majors must include 2 semesters of MUSC 1705. Marching Band (1) (F)
Keyboard and voice majors must include 2 semesters of MUSC 3287. Choral Laboratory (1) (F,S) (P: Completion of or enrollment in MUSC 3156 or 3217 or 3237 or consent of instructor) as a small ensemble
Music education (*with at least a C in each to be admitted to internship) (7 s.h.):
*MUSC 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S) (P: Completion of 18 s.h. in theory, composition, and musicology or consent of chairperson of music education)
*MUSC 3217. Beginning Instruction in Instrumental Music (2) (F) (P: Completion of lower-level competencies in music education; MUSC 2123; acceptance into music education degree program) or MUSC 3237. Beginning Instruction in Vocal-General Music Education (2) (F) (P: Completion of lower-level competencies in music education; MUSC 2123; acceptance into music education degree program)
*MUSC 3227. Rehearsal Techniques in Secondary Instrumental Music Education (2) (S) (P: MUSC 3217) or MUSC 3247. Rehearsal Techniques in Secondary Vocal-Choral Music Education (2) (S) (P: MUSC 3237)
*MUSC 4323. Materials and Methods of Instrumental Music Teaching (2) (F,S) (P: MUSC 3227) or MUSC 4333. Materials and Methods of Vocal-General Music Teaching (2) (F,S) (P: MUSC 3247)
Professional studies (20 s.h.):†
EDUC 3200. Introduction to American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
MUSC 4324. Internship in Music Education (10) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; MUSC 4323 or 4333; C: MUSC 4325)
MUSC 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Music Education (0) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: MUSC 4324)
READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
SPED 4010. Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
64 s.h.
3.
Applied music (Keyboard, String, Voice, Wind or Percussion).
Applied major (14 s.h.):
Present a half senior recital
A student who is exempt from any of the applied minor courses specified must take other applied minor courses to complete the total required hours.
Applied minor (8 s.h.):
Major Instrument:† Keyboard
MUSC 1061. Lower-Level Applied Music (1) (twice)
MUSC 1205 (F), 1215 (S). Beginning Voice Group (1,1)
Choose one from MUSC 1405, 1415, 1425. Woodwind Group (1,1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1435. Brass Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 1445. Percussion Group (1) (F,S)
Choose one from MUSC 2305, 2315. String Class (1,1) (F,S)
Major Instrument:† Strings
MUSC 1105, 1115. Beginning Group Piano (1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1205. Beginning Voice Group (1) (F)
Choose one from MUSC 1405, 1415, 1425. Woodwind Group (1,1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1435. Brass Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 1445. Percussion Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 3697. Introduction to String Teaching (2)† (P: MUSC 2115; 2305 or 2315)
Major Instrument:† Voice
MUSC 1105, 1115. Beginning Group Piano (1,1) (F,S)
Choose one from MUSC 1405, 1415, 1425.† Woodwind Group (1,1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1435. Brass Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 1445. Percussion Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 2105, 2115. Intermediate Group Piano (1,1) (F,S) (P: MUSC 1115)
Choose one from MUSC 2305, 2315. String Class (1,1) (F,S)
Major Instrument:† Wind or Percussion
MUSC 1105, 1115. Beginning Group Piano (1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1205. Beginning Voice Group (1) (F)
Choose two from MUSC 1405, 1415, 1425.† Woodwind Group (1,1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1435. Brass Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 1445. Percussion Group (1) (F,S)
Choose one from MUSC 2305, 2315. String Class (1,1) (F,S)
22 s.h.

BM IN MUSIC THERAPY

Minimum degree requirement for the various majors is 128 s.h. as follows:

1.
General education requirements (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below.
BIOL 1050, 1051. General Biology and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC)
BIOL 2130.† Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (P:† Science Course)
Recommended:
ANTH 1000. Introduction to Anthropology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
PSYC 2201. Psychology of Childhood (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060 or equivalent) or PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060) or PSYC 3240. Psychology of Adolescence (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
42 s.h.
2.
Common Core.
Core MUSC courses (30 s.h.):
MUSC 1156 (F), 1166 (S). Basic Musicianship (4,4)
MUSC 1176 (F), 1186 (S). Basic Musicianship Laboratory (1,1)
MUSC 1406 (S), 2406 (F), 2416 (S). Music History and Literature (2,2,2) (WI, WI, WI)
MUSC 2156 (F), 2166 (S). Basic Musicianship (3,3) (P: MUSC 1166)
MUSC 2176 (F), 2186 (S). Basic Musicianship Laboratory (1,1) (P: MUSC 1186)
MUSC 3156 (F), 3166 (S). Conducting (2,2) (P: MUSC 2166)
MUSC 3176. Orchestration (2) (F,S) (P: MUSC 2166)
Music therapy (21 s.h.):†
MUSC 2277. Orientation to Therapy (1) (S)
MUSC 2287. Orientation to Therapy Practicum (1) (S)
MUSC 3257. Music Therapy I: Introduction to Music in Therapy (3) (S) (C: MUSC 3357)
MUSC 3267. Music Therapy II: The Influence of Music on Behavior (3) (S) (P: MUSC 3257; C: MUSC 3367)
MUSC 3357. Music Therapy Practicum I (1) (F) (C: MUSC 3257)
MUSC 3367. Music Therapy Practicum II (1) (S) (C: MUSC 3267)
MUSC 4277. Music for Group Activities (2) (F) (C: MUSC 4287)
MUSC 4287. Music for Group Activities Practicum (1) (F) (C: MUSC 4277)
MUSC 5257 (F), 5267 (S). Psychological Foundations of Music (3,3)
MUSC 5287. Psychological Foundations of Music Practicum (1) (S)
MUSC 5297. Music Therapy Practicum III (1) (S)
Professional studies (6 s.h.):†
PSYC 4375. Abnormal Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
PSYC 5380. Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3) (F,S) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060) or SPED 5101. Introduction to Exceptional Children (3) (F,S,SS)
Performance groups (7 s.h.):†
Minimum of 5 semesters large ensemble and 2 semesters small ensemble
(The music therapy program is affiliated with the American Music Therapy Association and leads to the designation† of registered music therapist (RMT).)
64 s.h.
3.
Applied music (Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings or Wind, Voice).
Applied major (14 s.h.):
Present a half senior recital
A student who is exempt from any of the applied minor courses specified must take other applied minor† courses to complete the total required hours.
Applied minor (8 s.h.):
Major Instrument:† Guitar
MUSC 1105, 1115. Beginning Group Piano (1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1205 (F), 1215 (S). Beginning Voice Group (1,1)
MUSC 1445. Percussion Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 2105, 2115. Intermediate Group Piano (1,1) (F,S) (P: MUSC 1115)
Choose 1 s.h. minor applied elective
Major Instrument:† Keyboard
MUSC 1205 (F), 1215 (S). Beginning Voice Group (1,1)
MUSC 1445. Percussion Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 3105 (F), 3115 (S). Functional Guitar Class (1,1) (P: MUSC 2115 or consent of instructor)
Choose 3 s.h. minor applied electives
Major Instrument:† Percussion
MUSC 1105, 1115. Beginning Group Piano (1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1205 (F), 1215 (S). Beginning Voice Group (1,1)
MUSC 2105, 2115. Intermediate Group Piano (1,1) (F,S) (P: MUSC 1115)
MUSC 3105. Functional Guitar Class (1) (F) (P: MUSC 2115 or consent of instructor)
Choose 1 s.h. minor applied elective
Major Instrument:† Strings or Wind
MUSC 1105, 1115. Beginning Group Piano (1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1205 (F), 1215 (S). Beginning Voice Group (1,1)
MUSC 1445. Percussion Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 2105, 2115. Intermediate Group Piano (1,1) (F,S) (P: MUSC 1115)
MUSC 3105. Functional Guitar Class (1) (F) (P: MUSC 2115 or consent of instructor)
Major Instrument:† Voice
MUSC 1105, 1115. Beginning Group Piano (1,1) (F,S)
MUSC 1445. Percussion Group (1) (F,S)
MUSC 2105, 2115. Intermediate Group Piano (1,1) (F,S) (P: MUSC 1115)
MUSC 3105 (F), 3115 (S). Functional Guitar Class (1,1) (P: MUSC 2115 or consent of instructor)
Choose 1 s.h. minor applied elective
22 s.h.

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