Bachelor of Arts, Music

Bachelor of Arts, Music

Administrator: Chair, Department of Music

Requirements for Applied, Music Industry, and General Music Emphasis: 48-57 credits: 32 core credits and the requirements for one area of emphasis (16-25)

Core Courses: 32 credits

MUSC0200. Master Class (0)
MUSC0250. Concert/Recital Attendance (0)
MUSC0900. Fundamentals of Music (2)
MUSC1200. Beginning Music Theory I (2)
MUSC1210. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory I (1)
MUSC1220. Beginning Music Theory II (3)
MUSC1230. Beginning Music Theory II Laboratory (1)
MUSC1310. Digital Music and Technology (3)
MUSC2200. Intermediate Music Theory I (3)
MUSC2210. Intermediate Music Theory Laboratory I (1)
MUSC2220. Intermediate Music Theory II (3)
MUSC2230. Intermediate Music Theory Laboratory II (1)
MUSC3260. Music History: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque (3)
MUSC3270. Music History: Classic, Romantic and Modern (3)
MUSC3600. Basic Conducting (2)
MUSC4000. Music Capstone Seminar (1)
MUSC4100. Forms and Analysis (3)  

An acceptable level of keyboard proficiency (determined by examination) is required in all emphases. A student may acquire needed skills by taking available piano courses. 

Additionally all music majors are required to:

  1. participate in a minimum of one ensemble each semester;
  2. participate four semesters in the major ensemble appropriate for their primary performance medium;
  3. study privately each semester in their primary performance medium (voice or instrument) (additional fee required);
  4. pass a juried examination in their performance medium each semester. A minimum of six examinations must be on file to qualify for graduation in music. Exceptions will only be by permission from the chair of the Music Department.
  5. attend ten recitals or concerts during each semester.

Familiarization and compliance with music program policies as outlined in the Music Program Handbook is the studentís responsibility. Copies are available in the department office.

Applied Emphasis

Designed for students interested in music performance and private studio teaching, and those who plan to pursue graduate work in performance, pedagogy, or theory.  Requirements below are in addition to the 32 Core Course credits listed above.

Track I Requirements (Piano)23 credits

Required:

Major performance medium: 13 credits

MUSC3430. Performance Practices (1)
MUSC4390. Piano Methods (3)

Recital during junior and senior years

 

 

Electives - Six credits from the following:

MUSC3220. Counterpoint (3)
MUSC3230. Composition (3)
Three credits in music numbered above 2999 (3)

Track II Requirements (Voice)21 credits

Required:

Major performance medium: 12 credits
MUSC3440. Diction (3)
MUSC4410. Voice Methods (3)

Recital during junior and senior years

Electives - Three credits from the following:

MUSC3220 Counterpoint (3)
MUSC3230. Composition (3)

Track III Requirements (Instrumental)21 credits

Required:

Major performance medium: 12 credits

MUSC3099. Directed Study - Methods (3)

Recital during junior and senior years

Electives - Six from the following:

MUSC3220. Counterpoint (3)
MUSC3230. Composition (3)
Three credits in music numbered above 2999 (3)

Track IV Requirements (Theory/Composition)21-22 credits

Required:

Major performance medium: 8 credits

MUSC3210. Orchestration (3)
MUSC3220. Counterpoint (3)
MUSC3230. Composition (3)
MUSC3610. Advanced Conducting (2)

Recital and/or project during junior and senior years

Electives - Two-three credits from the following:

MUSC1010. Survey of Art and Music (3)
MUSC2350B. Brass Methods (1)
MUSC2350P. Percussion Methods (1)
MUSC2350S. String Methods (1)
MUSC2350W. Woodwind Methods (1)

Music Industry Emphasis

Designed for students interested in pursuing a career in commercial music avenues.

Requirements: 29 credits

    MUSC3150. Music Technology Lab (1)
    MUSC3210. Orchestration (3)
    MUSC3230. Composition (3)
    MUSC3950. Field Experience in Music Management I (1)
    MUSC3951. Field Experience in Music Management II (1)
    MUSC4650. Advanced Audio Technology (3)
    MUSC4950B. Internship in Audio Engineering (1-3) (3 required) (may be repeated)
    MUSC4980. Seminar in Music Business Management (3)

    Half recital during the senior year

    Business Courses: 

ACCT2060. Financial Accounting (3)
BSNS3510. Principles of Marketing (3)

    Communication Studies Courses: 

COMM2280. Audio for Film and Television (2)
COMM3280. Media Law and Ethics (3)

General Music Emphasis

Designed to give the student a general background in music and a working knowledge of its elements.

Requirements: 16 credits

Required:

MUSC1010. A Survey of Art and Music (3)
MUSC2240. Improvisation (3)
MUSC3750. Symphonic Literature (1)

Half recital or project senior year.

Electives - 9 credits from the following:

MUSC3220. Counterpoint (3) or
      MUSC3230. Composition (3)
Six credits in music numbered above 2999 (6)

Worship and Music Ministry Emphasis

Designed for students interested in pursuing a career in music ministry, through church music leadership.

Requirements: 50-51 credits 

Revised Core Courses:  33 credits

MUSC0200. Master Class (0)
MUSC0250. Concert/Recital Attendance (0)
MUSC0900. Fundamentals of Music (2)
MUSC1200. Beginning Music Theory I (2)
MUSC1210. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory I (1)
MUSC1220. Beginning Music Theory II (3)
MUSC1230. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory II (1)
MUSC1310.  Digital Music and Technology (3)
MUSC2096. Field Experience in Music Ministry (1)
MUSC2110. Introduction to Worship Ministry and Leadership (2)
MUSC2200. Intermediate Music Theory I (3)
MUSC2210. Intermediate Music Theory Laboratory I (1)
MUSC2240. Improvisation (3)
MUSC3200. Practicum in Worship Planning and Leadership (3)
MUSC3600. Basic Conducting (2)
MUSC4000. Music Capstone Seminar (1)
MUSC4510. Music in Worship and Ministry (3)
MUSC4950A. Internship in Church Music (1-2) (2 required)

Half recital in senior year.

Electives - 11 or 12 credits from the following:

MUSC3260. Music History: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque (3); or,
      MUSC3270. Music History: Classic, Romantic and Modern (3)

MUSC3210. Orchestration (3); or,
      MUSC3230. Composition (3)

MUSC3610. Advanced Conducting (2) or three additional credits in music numbered above 2999

ARDE2430. Introduction to Computer Graphics (3); or
      MUSC4650. Advanced Audio  Technology (3)

Religion Courses:  6 credits

PRTH4820. Pastoral Leadership (3)
Three credits in PRTH numbered above 2999.

Additionally Worship and Music Ministry Majors are required to:

  1. participate in a minimum of one ensemble each semester.
  2. participate four semesters in the major ensemble appropriate for their primary performance medium;
  3. take applied music lessons each semester. (additional fee required). Students whose primary performance medium is voice must take at least two semesters of guitar.  Students whose primary performance medium is instrumental must take at least two semesters of voice. (additional fee required).
  4. pass a juried examination in their performance medium each semester; (a minimum of six examinations must be on file to qualify for graduation in music. Exceptions will only be by permission from the Chair of the Music Department.)
  5. attain an acceptable level of keyboard proficiency (determined by examination).  A student may acquire needed skills by taking available piano courses.
  6. attend ten recitals or concerts during each semester.

Familiarization and compliance with music program policies as outlined in the Music Program Handbook is the studentís responsibility. Copies are available in the department office.

MUSIC EDUCATION

Designed for the student wishing to instill in others the joy of creating, performing, and listening to music.  A primary goal of the program is to foster within oneself a desire to develop musical skills over a lifetime of involvement and study.  The program is specifically designed to prepare the student for teaching music in elementary and secondary schools, and meet the requirements for Idaho certification.

Administrators:  Director, Music Education;  Director, Teacher Education

Teaching Area

Requirements: 54 credits in music, 30 credits in education, 8 credits in applied lessons

MUSC0900. Fundamentals of Music (2)
MUSC1200. Beginning Music Theory I (2)
MUSC1210. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory I (1)
MUSC1220. Beginning Music Theory II (3)
MUSC1230. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory II (1)
MUSC1310. Digital Music and Technology (3)
MUSC2200. Intermediate Music Theory I (3)
MUSC2210. Intermediate Music Theory I Laboratory (1)
MUSC2220. Intermediate Music Theory II (3)
MUSC2230. Intermediate Music Theory II Laboratory (1)
MUSC2240. Improvisation (3)
MUSC2350B. Brass Methods (1)
MUSC2350P. Percussion Methods (1)
MUSC2350S. String Methods (1)
MUSC2350W. Woodwind Methods (1)
MUSC3210. Orchestration (3)
MUSC3260. Music History: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque (3)
MUSC3270. Music History: Classic, Romantic and Modern (3)
MUSC3450. Teaching Music in the Elementary School I (2)
MUSC3460. Teaching Music in the Elementary School II (2)
MUSC3470. Teaching Music in the Secondary School I (2)
MUSC3480.  Teaching Music in the Secondary School II (2)
MUSC3620. Basic Conducting, Choral Methods and Materials (3)
MUSC3630. Advanced Conducting, Instrumental Methods, and Materials (3)
MUSC4000. Music Capstone Seminar (1)
MUSC4100. Forms and Analysis (3)

Eight credits in applied lessons (8)

*EDUC1100. Introduction to Teaching (1)
PSYC2110. Educational Psychology (3)
EDUC2250. Cultural Diversity in Education (2)
*EDUC2960. Field Experience (1)
EDUC3150. Education of the Exceptional Child (3)
*EDUC3410. Content Literacy in Secondary Classrooms (3)
*EDUC3750. Classroom Management in Secondary Schools (2)
*EDUC3920. Foundations of Education (2)
*EDUC4850. Secondary School Start-up (1)
*EDUC4860. Student Teaching in the Middle School/Junior High School (12) or
      *EDUC4870 Student Teaching in the Senior High School (12)

Participation in ensembles (may be taken for credit)

Half-recital in the senior year

Keyboard proficiency shall be determined by examination before enrolling for student teaching.  Students may acquire needed skills by taking applied piano.

*Courses must be taken at Northwest Nazarene University

Additionally Music Education majors are required to:

    1. participate in a minimum of one ensemble each semester;
    2. participate four semesters in Crusader Choir (primary performance medium - voice) or Concert Band (primary performance medium-instrumental)
    3. perform in both large and small instrumental ensembles appropriate to their particular instrument.  All students whose applied performance area is instrumental will enroll in a small ensemble (chamber group, jazz combo, or similar ensemble) for at least one semester.
    4. study privately each semester in their primary performance medium (voice or instrumental) (additional fee required)
    5. pass a juried examination in their performance medium each semester.  A minimum of six examinations must be on file to qualify for graduation in music.  Exceptions will only be by permission from the chair of the Music Department.
    6. attend ten recitals or concerts during each semester.          

Familiarization and compliance with music program policies as outlined in the Music Program Handbook is the student's responsibility.  Copies are available in the Music Department Office.

Note: Most students require more than 8 semesters to complete this program.

Music Second Teaching Field 

Requirements: 28 credits

MUSC0900. Fundamentals of Music (2)
MUSC1200. Beginning Music Theory I (2)
MUSC1210. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory I (1)
MUSC1220. Beginning Music Theory II (3)
MUSC1230. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory II (1)
MUSC1310. Digital Music and Technology (3)
MUSC3450. Teaching Music in the Elementary School I (2)
MUSC3460. Teaching Music in the Elementary School II (2)
MUSC3470. Teaching Music in the Secondary School I (2)
MUSC3480. Teaching Music in the Secondary School II (2)
MUSC3620. Basic Conducting, Choral Methods and Materials (3)
Two credits in a performance medium, instrument, or voice (2)

Three credits numbered above 2999 selected in consultation with major advisor (3)