Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Music Department

Department Chair, Robert D. Tocheff

Faculty

Virginia A. Cameron, MA

Hwee Been Koh-Baker, PhD

John E. Packard, DA

Robert D. Tocheff, PhD

Music Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the music program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • integrate and appreciate the musical arts within the concept of liberal arts education by developing aesthetic and cultural concepts;
  • demonstrate responsible and effective service to the church and society through music;
  • demonstrate the skills and knowledge for entry level professional activities in music;
  • demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to teach music in elementary and secondary schools effectively;
  • demonstrate the skills and knowledge essential for graduate study in music through course work, studio activities, individual recitals and group performances; and
  • provide training, experience and modeling for effective ministry and kingdom building through music in local, regional and global contexts.

Music Departmental Programs

Associate in Applied Science in Church Music

Required Courses

MTH1023 Basic Structures of Music Theory I

3

MTH1033 Basic Structures of Music Theory II

3

MTH1041 Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MTH1051 Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

APM1001 Piano Class I

1

APM1000 Piano Proficiency Level 1

0

Applied Music I and II

2

Applied Music III and IV

2

Student Recital Laboratory

0

Ensembles

4

MMA2072 Introduction to Conducting

2

MMA2093 Introduction to Music and Worship

3

aMMA3093 History of Song in Worship

3

MMA4012 Advanced Choral Conducting

2

Music electives

3

(Recommended courses include voice, piano and instrumental methods.)

 

Total

30 Hours

Bachelor of Arts in Music (General Track)

Required Courses

MTH1002G Music in the Western World

2

MTH1023 Basic Structures of Music Theory I

3

MTH1033 Basic Structures of Music Theory II

3

MTH2033 Basic Structures of Music Theory III

3

MTH2043 Basic Structures of Music Theory IV

3

MTH1041 Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MTH1051 Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MTH2041 Sight Singing and Ear Training III

1

MTH3043 Music History I

3

MTH3053 Music History II

3

MTH4033 Choral Arranging/Orchestration

3

APM1001 Piano Class I

1

APM1000 Piano Proficiency Level 1

0

APM1011 Piano Class II

1

APM2000 Piano Proficiency Level 2

0

APM4000 Senior Recital

0

Applied Music I and II

2

Applied Music III and IV

2

Applied Music V and VI

2

Applied Music VII and VIII

2

Student Recital Laboratory

0

Ensembles

8

MMA2001 Introduction to Music Technology

1

MMA2072 Introduction to Conducting

2

Select one of the following:

2

aMMA2052 Instrumental Methods – Percussion

 

aMMA2062 Instrumental Methods – Woodwinds

 

aMMA3062 Instrumental Methods – Brass

 

aMMA3072 Instrumental Methods – Strings

 

Select one of the following:

3

aMMA2093 Introduction to Music and Worship

 

aMMA3093 History of Song in Worship

 

Select one of the following:

2

aMMA4012 Advanced Choral Conducting

 

aMMA4022 Advanced Instrumental Conducting

 

Select one of the following:

2

aMMA3082 Applied Music Literature

 

aMMA4042 Applied Music Pedagogy

 

Required Cognate Course

ART1002G Art in the Western World

2

Total

58 Hours

The student with a major in music (general track) must complete a minor in another discipline.

Bachelor of Arts in Music (Performance Track)

Required Courses

MTH1002G Music in the Western World

2

MTH1023 Basic Structures of Music Theory I

3

MTH1033 Basic Structures of Music Theory II

3

MTH2033 Basic Structures of Music Theory III

3

MTH2043 Basic Structures of Music Theory IV

3

MTH1041 Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MTH1051 Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MTH2041 Sight Singing and Ear Training III

1

MTH3043 Music History I

3

MTH3053 Music History II

3

aMTH4033 Choral Arranging/Orchestration

3

APM1001 Piano Class I

1

APM1000 Piano Proficiency Level 1

0

APM1011 Piano Class II

1

APM2000 Piano Proficiency Level 2

0

APM3000 Junior Recital

0

APM4000 Senior Recital

0

Applied Music I and II

2

Applied Music III and IV

2

Applied Music V and VI

3

Applied Music VII and VIII

3

Student Recital Laboratory

0

Ensemble

8

MMA2001 Introduction to Music Technology

1

aMMA3082 Applied Music Literature

2

aMMA4042 Applied Music Pedagogy

2

MMA2072 Introduction to Conducting

2

Select one of the following:

2

aMMA2052 Instrumental Methods – Percussion

 

aMMA2062 Instrumental Methods – Woodwinds

 

aMMA3062 Instrumental Methods – Brass

 

aMMA3072 Instrumental Methods – Strings

 

aMMA2082 Diction for Singers

 

Select one of the following:

2

aMMA4012 Advanced Choral Conducting

 

aMMA4022 Advanced Instrumental Conducting

 

Total

57 Hours

The student with a major in music (performance track) must complete a minor in another discipline.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

Note: Students who wish to teach in grades seven through twelve, in multi-age education, or in vocational settings must complete general education and professional education courses which are listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies section of this catalog.

Required Courses

MTH1002G Music in the Western World

2

MTH1023 Basic Structures of Music Theory I

3

MTH1033 Basic Structures of Music Theory II

3

MTH2033 Basic Structures of Music Theory III

3

MTH2043 Basic Structures of Music Theory IV

3

aMTH4033 Choral Arranging/Orchestration

3

MTH1041 Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MTH1051 Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MTH2041 Sight Singing and Ear Training III

1

MTH3043 Music History I

3

MTH3053 Music History II

3

APM1001 Piano Class I

1

APM1000 Piano Proficiency Level 1

0

APM1011 Piano Class II

1

APM2000 Piano Proficiency Level 2

0

APM4000 Senior Recital

0

MMA2001 Introduction to Music Technology

1

MMA2072 Introduction to Conducting

2

aMMA2052 Instrumental Methods - Percussion

2

aMMA2062 Instrumental Methods - Woodwinds

2

aMMA3062 Instrumental Methods - Brass

2

aMMA3063 Music in Childhood: Preschool through
Elementary Years

3

aMMA3072 Instrumental Methods - Strings

2

aMMA4002 Content Area Teaching Methods in Music

2

Ensembles*

7

Applied Music I and II*

2

Applied Music III and IV*

2

Applied Music V and VI*

2

Applied Music VII*

1

Student Recital Laboratory

0

Select one of the following:

1

APM1021 Private Keyboard I (secondary applied
music for vocal emphasis)

 

APM1041 Beginning Voice Class (secondary
applied music for instrumental emphasis)

 

Select one of the following:

2

aMMA4012 Advanced Choral Conducting (required
for vocal emphasis)

 

aMMA4022 Advanced Instrumental Conducting
(required for instrumental emphasis)

 

Select one of the following:

2

aMMA2082 Diction for Singers

 

aMMA2032 Marching Band Methods I

 

aMMA3082 Applied Music Literature

 

aMMA4042 Applied Music Pedagogy

 

aMMA4012 Advanced Choral Conducting (elective for instrumental majors only)

 

aMMA4022 Advanced Instrumental Conducting
(elective for voice majors only)

 

Required Education Courses

49

Total

112 Hours

* Students must accrue 7 hours of both Ensembles and Applied Study and must be registered for each in every semester except when student teaching.

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Worship

The student with a major in Music and Worship must complete a minor in another discipline. The recommended minor is Worship Ministry in the Department of Christian Education.

Required Courses

MTH1002G Music in the Western World

2

MTH1023 Basic Structures of Music Theory I

3

MTH1033 Basic Structures of Music Theory II

3

MTH2033 Basic Structures of Music Theory III

3

MTH3033 Applied Music Theory for Contemporary Worship

3

MTH1041 Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MTH1051 Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MTH2041 Sight Singing and Ear Training III

1

aMTH4033 Choral Arranging/Orchestration

3

MMA2001 Introduction to Music Technology

1

MMA2072 Introduction to Conducting

2

aMMA2093 Introduction to Music and Worship

3

aMMA3002 Introduction to Worship Band

2

aMMA3093 History of Song in Worship

3

APM1041 Beginning Voice Class*

0-1

APM1001 Piano Class I

1

APM1000 Piano Proficiency Level 1

0

APM1091 Guitar Class I

1

APM1011 Piano Class II

1

APM2000 Piano Proficiency Level 2

0

Applied Music I and II

2

Applied Music III and IV

2

Applied Music V and VI

2

Applied Music VII

1

APM4000 Senior Recital

0

Student Lab Recitals

0

MSS5029 Music Internship

2

Ensembles

7

Select one of the following:

3

MTH3043 Music History I

 

MTH3053 Music History II

 

Select one of the following:

1

ENS1001 Music Stage Production

 

COM2031 Acting Practicum

 

Select one of the following:

2

aMMA4012 Advanced Choral Conducting

 

aMMA4022 Advanced Instrumental Conducting

 

Required Cognate Course

COM1033 Introduction to Video Production

3

Total

59-60 Hours

*Required of non-voice applied students.

Music Minor

MTH1023 Basic Structures of Music Theory I

3

MTH1033 Basic Structures of Music Theory II

3

MTH1041 Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MTH1051 Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

APM1001 Piano Class I

1

APM1000 Piano Proficiency Level 1

0

MMA2072 Introduction to Conducting

2

Music electives

3

Applied Music

2

Ensembles

2

Total

18 Hours

Worship Music Minor

MTH1023 Basic Structures of Music Theory I

3

MTH1033 Basic Structures of Music Theory II

3

MTH1041 Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MTH1051 Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MMA2001 Introduction to Music Technology

1

MMA2072 Introduction to Conducting

2

MMA3002 Introduction to Worship Band

2

MTH3033 Applied Music Theory for Contemporary Worship

3

Applied Music*

2

Ensembles

2

Select one of the following

1

APM1001 Piano Class I and APM1000 Piano Proficiency Level I

 

APM1091 Guitar Class I and APM1090 Guitar Proficiency Level I

 

Select one of the following*

0-1

APM1041 Beginning Voice Class I

 

APM1061 Private Voice I (admitted by audition)

 

Total

21-22 Hours

*Students who choose voice to meet the applied music requirement do not need to take the additional "select one" hour of voice.

Special Music Requirements

  1. Ensemble requirements:
    1. Vocal or keyboard applied – at least 4 hours in choral ensembles.
    2. Instrumental music education or general music emphasis – all required hours in instrumental ensembles.
    3. Instrumental Music and Worship emphasis – minimum 5 hours in instrumental ensembles and minimum 2 hours in choral ensembles.
  2. Secondary applied requirements for Music Education majors:
    1. Instrumental and keyboard emphasis – 1 hour in voice.
    2. Vocal emphasis – 1 hour in keyboard beyond piano class.
  3. Conducting requirements:
    1. Instrumental general music, performance or music education – MMA4022 Advanced Instrumental Conducting.
    2. Keyboard general music, performance or music education – MMA4022 Advanced Instrumental Conducting or MMA4012 Advanced Choral Conducting.
    3. Vocal general music, performance or music education – MMA4012 Advanced Choral Conducting.
    4. Music and Worship major – MMA4012 Advanced Choral Conducting recommended.
  4. All music majors must take one ensemble each semester of enrollment with the exception of the semester of student teaching.
  5. All music majors must successfully complete both levels of the piano proficiency examination. The piano proficiency requirement must be met in its entirety by the end of the fall or spring term prior to student teaching or internship placements. Music majors are required to enroll for piano class continuously until both levels of the piano proficiency are achieved. No music major is recommended for approval to student teaching until the piano proficiency requirement is satisfied.
  6. Sophomore level in applied music must be achieved prior to enrolling in applied instruction at the 2000 level.
  7. Junior level in applied music must be achieved prior to enrolling in applied instruction at the 3000 level or above.
  8. All required applied music hours must be taken in one applied area (e.g., piano, trumpet, voice, etc.).
  9. All music majors must present a senior recital of solo literature (30 minutes minimum duration). A junior recital is required in the performance track. The junior recital is optional in all other tracks, pending recommendation of the applied music instructor and approval of the recital preview committee.
  10. Junior level in the recital area is required for the junior or senior recital.
  11. Failure to achieve sophomore or junior level in applied study after two attempts will result in denial of higher level applied study; and, therefore, the inability to satisfy applied requirements of a music major. If such a scenario occurs and the student desires, he/she may appeal first to the department chair, then to the dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.
  12. All students desiring to complete the general music track must receive permission of the music faculty to do so. The application should be submitted after the completion of 56 semester hours. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in all music courses for acceptance into the general music track.
  13. All students desiring to complete the performance music track must audition into the track. At the time of audition, the student must have no grade lower than a "C-" in all music courses completed. A student on academic probation is ineligible to audition regardless of grades in music courses. The performance music track requires the successful completion of a junior half-recital and a senior full-recital.
  14. All students desiring to complete the music major with composition applied must meet the following prerequisites and requirements:
    1. Prerequisites for beginning study in composition include successful completion of the first year sequence in music theory, the first year sequence in sight singing and ear training, the first year piano class sequence, 2 credits in applied music, 2 credits in ensembles, and MTH1002G Music in the Western World.
    2. Requirements for completion of composition applied include 2 credits in APM2031, junior level jury, 2 credits in APM3031, 2 credits in APM4031 and APM4000 senior recital in composition.
  15. All applied students, with the exception of non-music majors or minors, are required to participate in the department’s performance lab program as well as regular applied studio sessions. Specific performance and attendance requirements are established by the applied instructor.