Music and Theatre

Department of Music and Theatre

The Department of Music and Theatre is committed to both degree-producing and extra-curricular arts programs. The music department offers the Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree with three degree concentrations: EC-12 Teacher Certification, Performance or General. The EC-12 concentration is designed for students wishing to become certified public or private school music teachers in the state of Texas.  The Performance concentration is intended for students with the aptitude to pursue professional careers as concert performers and/or music instructors at the university level.  The General concentration requires a minor subject area outside of music and offers a broad-based university education with a primary concentration in music and a secondary concentration in another field of study.

The Theatre Program offers a degree plan leading to the studies and activities for a Bachelor of Arts degree that prepares students for professional careers in the theatre or in theatre-related areas, activities, or for graduate work in theatre. Teacher certification is also available for students majoring in Theatre and students can choose a Texas Education Agency approved  teacher certification option.

Music Program Objectives:

  1. To prepare students for professional careers and graduate study in music.
  2. To provide musical and technological knowledge and solo and ensemble experiences in an educational environment that stimulates academic and musical development
  3. To transmit to students the knowledge of Western and non-Western music through studies in music history, literature, theory, and performance.
  4. To present music performances on the University campus and in the community for cultural enhancement.
  5. To provide general music instruction and experiences to non-music majors.

Admission Requirements and Regulations for Academic Progress

In addition to meeting the general university core requirements, music majors and minors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each music course in the respective degree plan. Students who have not met TSI requirements on entering the program must do so by the end of their sophomore year or they will not be allowed to progress into upper division courses. Students must also fulfill the following requirements, listed below, to enter the program, remain in the program, and/or graduate from the program:

Audition: All entering music majors (freshmen and transfer students) must audition for the music faculty. Specific audition dates and requirements are listed on the music department website. Previous musical study, e.g., private lessons, participation in band, choir, orchestra, or other ensemble is essential for success in university music degree programs.

Entrance Requirements – Performance Concentration: Freshman and transfer students may enter the Performance concentration on probationary status based on an exemplary initial audition before applied music faculty. At the end of the first year of study, students in this degree plan must perform a successful qualifying jury at the end of the freshman year (or first year in the department for transfers) in order to remain in the curriculum. Current students who wish to change from the BA (General) or (EC-12) curricula to the performance concentration will be required to perform a qualifying jury before a faculty committee who will determine if the student has the requisite technical and musical skills for this option. This jury must take place no later than the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students will have to qualify for the program immediately based on the results of their entrance audition.

Music Theory Placement Examination: All freshman music students are required to take the Music Theory Placement Examination. Transfer students must provide a recent transcript so that theory skills may be evaluated.

Ensemble Requirements: All music majors must participate in a large ensemble for eight semesters. Large ensembles are defined as Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and University Concert Chorale. As part of the large ensemble requirement, majors with an instrumental focus (wind, brass, percussion) must take four semesters of Marching Band and four semesters of Wind Ensemble; majors with a strings focus (strings) must take eight semesters of Orchestra; majors with a vocal or piano focus must take eight semesters of University Concert Chorale. Students in the Performance concentration must earn additional ensemble credits through participation in smaller ensembles. All students may receive additional ensemble credit through participation in the Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Singers, or Chamber Music course. This additional credit does not replace the required large ensemble credit.

Semester Applied Music Examinations: Each music major is enrolled in private lessons every semester; the student is required to perform a jury before a faculty committee for evaluation at the end of each semester. The minimum length of the jury varies by degree program.

Mid-Level Proficiency Examinations: Each student will undergo Mid-Level Proficiency Examinations in Music Theory and Applied Music at the end of the Sophomore year. The examinations must be passed before entering 3000-level music courses in each area of examination. Specific requirements for the Applied Music Examination are published in  the 2000-course level applied music course syllabus.

Recital Requirements: All music majors have recital requirements as an important capstone experience within each concentration. EC-12 and General students perform one degree recital after eight semesters of applied music study. Performance students perform two degree recitals: junior and senior. Each student must perform a pre-recital jury for applied music faculty to determine readiness for the recital.

Piano Proficiency Examination: All students in music (except those with a focus on piano) are required to pass the piano proficiency examination before proceeding to student teaching and/or before graduation. Ideally, the examination should be taken immediately after the completion of four semesters of piano. Students are advised to continue studying piano until the examination is passed.

Music Seminar: Listening and performing experiences are integral to the development of musicians. Therefore, the department requires that all music majors attend  the weekly Music Seminar. Before graduation,  music majors must have accumulated  attendance credits for (a total of) 120 performances. To fulfill this requirement, it is recommended that music majors attend fifteen seminar performances each semester for eight semesters. Each student is also required to perform on seminar a minimum number of times each semester depending on degree concentration. The applied lesson grade is partially based on those performances; performance requirements for seminar are published in the respective applied music syllabus.

Attendance at Concerts and Recitals: Music students are strongly encouraged to attend all music concerts and recitals presented by the department.

Transfer Credits: Students transferring from other institutions must validate their standing in applied music through a music audition and their standing in music theory through the music theory placement examination or through evaluation of coursework from the transcript.

Music Electives for Non-Majors

The following courses are offered to non-majors as electives, or for the satisfaction of the core curriculum requirement in the Creative arts (1) or  Language, Philosophy, and Culture (2):

MUSC 1313Music in Contemporary Life 13
MUSC 2333Afro-American Music 13
MUSC 1213Fundamentals of Music 13
MUSC 2343Survey of World Music 13
MUSC 1111University Band1
All of the following courses require an audition for placement
MUSC 1121University Choir1
MUSC 1131Chamber Vocal Ensemble1
MUSC 1141Jazz Band1
MUSC 1151Brass Ensemble1
MUSC 1161University Orchestra1
MUSC 1171Percussion Ensemble1
MUSC 1181Chamber Music1
MUSC 1771Wind Ensemble1
MUSC 1781Wind Ensemble1
MUSC 2111University Band1
MUSC 2121University Choir1
MUSC 2161University Orchestra1
MUSC 2771Wind Ensemble1
MUSC 2781Wind Ensemble1
MUSC 3111University Band1
MUSC 3121University Choir1
MUSC 3161University Orchestra1
MUSC 3771Wind Ensemble1
MUSC 3781Wind Ensemble1
MUSC 4111University Band1
MUSC 4121University Choir1
MUSC 4161University Orchestra1

Music Degree Program Requirements

Audition: Music students must audition before the faculty. Previous participation in music ensembles and/or private study is helpful to entering students.

Placement Examination: All new students in music are required to take the music theory placement examination.

Concentrations: All music majors must choose and complete the degree plan for one of the following concentrations:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - General-Voice Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - General-Piano Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - General-Instrumental Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - EC-12 Teacher Certification-Voice Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - EC-12 Teacher Certification-Piano Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - EC-12 Teacher Certification-Instrumental Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - Performance-Voice Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - Performance-Piano Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - Performance-Instrumental Concentration (Brass, Percussion, Woodwinds only)

*** Majors must choose one applied area for the degree from the following: voice, piano, brass (one instrument), strings (one instrument), woodwinds (one instrument), percussion. Additional applied music courses in voice or secondary instruments may be taken (by permission of instructor) but will not apply to the eight semester requirement for the degree.

Applied Music Courses

The following sequential course numbers are used for private lessons for Strings,  Piano, Voice, Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion. Lessons with course numbers ending in '1' earn 1 semester credit hour (SCH) and are primarily for majors following the Bachelor of Arts in Music - EC-12 teacher certification curriculum. Lessons with course numbers ending in '2' earn 2 SCH and are for the Bachelor of Arts in Music- General. Lessons with course numbers ending in '3' earn 3 SCH and are for the Bachelor of Arts in Music- Performance.  Music minors typically take lessons of 1 or 2 SCH credit hour (see music minor requirements). Performances in seminar and performance exams (juries) are required for all majors taking applied music in addition to the recital requirements for each concentration.

Piano Voice Brass Woodwind Percussion Strings
MUSC 1531, MUSC 1512, MUSC 1513MUSC 1651, MUSC 1632, MUSC 1613MUSC 1711, MUSC 1712, MUSC 1713MUSC 1811, MUSC 1812, MUSC 1813MUSC 1911, MUSC 1912, MUSC 1913MUSC 1361, MUSC 1362
MUSC 1541, MUSC 1522, MUSC 1523MUSC 1661, MUSC 1642, MUSC 1623MUSC 1721, MUSC 1722, MUSC 1723MUC 1821, MUSC 1822, MUSC 1823MUSC 1921,MUSC 1922, MUSC 1923MUSC 1372
MUSC 2511, MUSC 2512, MUSC 2513MUSC 2651, MUSC 2661, MUSC 2632, MUSC 2613MUSC 2711, MUSC 2712, MUSC 2713MUSC 2811, MUSC 2812, MUSC 2813MUSC 2911, MUSC 2912,MUSC 2913MUSC 2361, MUSC 2362
MUSC 2521, MUSC 2522, MUSC 2523MUSC 2661,MUSC 2642, MUSC 2623MUSC 2721,MUSC 2722, MUSC 2723MUSC 2821,MUSC 2822, MUSC 2823MUSC 2921,MUSC 2922, MUSC 2923MUSC 2372
MUSC 3511,MUSC 3512, MUSC 3513MUSC 3651, MUSC 3661, MUSC 3612, MUSC 3613MUSC 3711,MUSC 3712, MUSC 3713MUSC 3811, MUSC 3812, MUSC 3813MUSC 3911, MUSC 3912, MUSC 3913MUSC 3361, MUSC 3362
MUSC 3521,MUSC 3522, MUSC 3523MUSC 3661,MUSC 3622, MUSC 3623MUSC 3721, MUSC 3722, MUSC 3723MUSC 3821, MUSC 3822, MUSC 3823MUSC 3921, MUSC 3922, MUSC 3923MUSC 3372
MUSC 4511,MUSC 4512, MUSC 4513MUSC 4651, MUSC 4612, MUSC 4613MUSC 4711,MUSC 4712, MUSC 4713MUSC 4812, MUSC 4813MUSC 4912, MUSC 4913MUSC 4361, MUSC 4362
MUSC 4521,MUSC 4522, MUSC 4523MUSC 4661, MUSC 4622, MUSC 4623MUSC 4721,MUSC 4722, MUSC 4723MUSC 4821,MUSC 4822, MUSC 4823MUSC 4921,MUSC 4922, MUSC 4923MUSC 4372

Large Ensembles

The following sequential numbers are used for large ensembles. Each ensemble enrollment carries one semester credit hour (1 SCH). A total of eight (8) credits is required for degree completion.  All degree programs require eight semesters of large ensemble credits as listed below.  Other music department ensembles (Brass Ensemble, Chamber Music, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Vocal Chamber Music) may be taken for elective credit, not to replace large ensemble credit.

Choir Band Wind Ensemble Orchestra
MUSC 1121MUSC 1111MUSC 1771 - MUSC 1781MUSC 1161
MUSC 2121MUSC 2111MUSC 2771 - MUSC 2781MUSC 2161
MUSC 3121MUSC 3111MUSC 3771 - MUSC 3781MUSC 3161
MUSC 4121MUSC 4111MUSC 4771 - MUSC 4781MUSC 4161

Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (See core curriculum pages in the university catalog for course options) 142
Major Requirements
MUSC 1211Sight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUSC 1221Sight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUSC 1233Music Theory (Theory I)3
MUSC 1243Music Theory (Theory II)3
MUSC 1413Music Technology3
MUSC 2211Sight Singing III1
MUSC 2221Sight Singing IV1
MUSC 2213Music Theory (Theory III)3
MUSC 2223Music Theory (Theory IV)3
MUSC 2323Music Literature3
MUSC 3212Analysis of Music (Analysis I)2
MUSC 3222Analysis of Music (Analysis II)2
MUSC 3313Music History (Music History I)3
MUSC 3323Music History (Music Histoy II)3
MUSC 4022Choral Conducting 32
or MUSC 4032 Instrumental Conducting
Large Ensemble: (Select one course from each group below according to your area of focus and take each course twice) 38
University Band (2 hours)
University Choir
University Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
University Band (2 hours)
University Choir
University Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
University Band (2 hours)
University Choir
University Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
University Band (2 hours)
University Choir
University Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
Concentration: Select one from the concentrations below36
Total Hours120
General Voice Concentration
MUSC 1611French Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 1621German Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 1631Italian Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 1641English Diction/Song Literature1
Applied Music: Take each course below twice14
Voice (2 hours)
Voice (4 hours)
Voice (4 hours)
Voice (4 hours)
Minor 218
Total Hours36
General-Piano Concentration
Applied Music: Take each course below twice16
Piano (4 hours)
Piano (4 hours)
Piano (4 hours)
Piano (4 hours)
Music Electives2
Minor 218
Total Hours36
General-Instrumental Concentration
Applied Music: Select the appropriate course for your area of focus from each group below and take each course twice (4 hours required in each group): 316
Strings
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Strings
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Strings
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Strings
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Music Electives2
Minor18
Total Hours36
Performance-Voice Concentration
MUSC 1611French Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 1621German Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 1631Italian Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 1641English Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 3233Counterpoint3
MUSC 3632Opera2
MUSC 4633Vocal Pedagogy3
Applied Music: Take each course below twice24
Voice
Voice
Voice
Voice
Total Hours36
Performance - Piano Concentration
MUSC 3233Counterpoint3
MUSC 3532Accompanying2
MUSC 4532Piano Literature2
MUSC 4533Piano Pedagogy3
Applied Music: Take each course below twice:24
Piano
Piano
Piano
Piano
Music Elective2
Total Hours36
Performance - Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 2551Functional Piano III1
MUSC 2561Functional Piano IV1
MUSC 3233Counterpoint3
MUSC 4212Studies in Instrumental Pedagogy2
MUSC 4312Studies in Instrumental Repertoire2
Applied Music:Select the appropriate course for your area of focus from each group below and take each course twice: 324
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Music Elective3
Total Hours36
EC-12 Teacher Certification - Voice Concentration
MUSC 1611French Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 1621German Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 1631Italian Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 1641English Diction/Song Literature1
MUSC 2411String Instruments1
MUSC 2421Brass Instruments1
MUSC 3472Choral Literature and Techniques2
MUSC 4562Music in the Elementary School2
Applied Music: Take each course below twice:8
Voice
Voice
Voice
Voice
Professional Development
CUIN 3003Educational Foundations3
CUIN 3013Educational Psychology3
CUIN 4103Instructional Planning and Assessment3
CUIN 4113Instructional Methodology and Classroom Management3
CUIN 4403Student Teaching/Elementary I3
CUIN 4813Student Teaching Secondary - All Level3
Total Hours36
EC-12 Teacher Certification - Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 1612Voice Class2
or MUSC 1622 Voice Class
MUSC 2411String Instruments1
MUSC 2421Brass Instruments1
MUSC 2431Woodwind Instruments1
MUSC 2441Percussion Instruments1
MUSC 3462Instrumental Literature and Techniques2
MUSC 4562Music in the Elementary School2
Applied Music: Select the appropriate course for your area of focus below and take each course twice: 38
Strings
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Strings
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Strings
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Strings
Brass
Woodwinds
Percussion
Professional Development
CUIN 3003Educational Foundations3
CUIN 3013Educational Psychology3
CUIN 4103Instructional Planning and Assessment3
CUIN 4113Instructional Methodology and Classroom Management3
CUIN 4403Student Teaching/Elementary I3
CUIN 4813Student Teaching Secondary - All Level3
Total Hours36
EC-12 Teacher Certification - Piano Concentration
MUSC 1612Voice Class2
MUSC 2411String Instruments1
MUSC 2421Brass Instruments1
MUSC 2431Woodwind Instruments1
MUSC 2441Percussion Instruments1
MUSC 3462Instrumental Literature and Techniques2
MUSC 4562Music in the Elementary School2
Applied Music:Take each course below8
Piano
Piano
Piano
Piano
Professional Development
CUIN 3003Educational Foundations3
CUIN 3013Educational Psychology3
CUIN 4103Instructional Planning and Assessment3
CUIN 4113Instructional Methodology and Classroom Management3
CUIN 4403Student Teaching/Elementary I3
CUIN 4813Student Teaching Secondary - All Level3
Total Hours36
1

All University Core Curriculum requirements are shown in the suggested degree program. See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for course options.

2

Depending upon the chosen field, the minor requirements may exceed 18 SCH. Students must consult the department in which the minor field  is chosen and must fulfill all SCH hours required for that minor.

3

Consult with faculty advisor to ensure you select the appropriate course for your area of focus.

Theatre Program Objectives:

  1. To offer students the courses and training necessary for work as professionals in theatre, for graduate study in theatre or related areas, and for careers as teachers of theatre.
  2. To provide students with the leadership and practical experience necessary for the achievement of excellence in theatre arts through the department’s presentation of recitals, student projects, performing arts troupes, and the Charles Gilpin Players.
  3. To develop the students’ understanding of the history, development and practice of theatre as it reflects various cultures and societies.
  4. To provide non-theatre majors with general theatre education and knowledge.
  5. To foster cultural enhancement on campus and throughout the university community by presenting diverse performances and productions from various genres of theatre.

Admission Requirements and Regulations for Academic Progress

In addition to meeting the general university core requirements and foreign language requirements theatre majors and minors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in theatre courses in the respective degree plan. Students who have not met THEA requirements on entering the program must do so by the end of the Sophomore year or they will not be allowed to progress in the major requirements. Students must also fulfill the following requirements to enter the program, remain in the program and/or graduate from the program:

Audition: Each theatre student must have an audition/interview before the faculty. Auditions/interviews will be held during the fall and spring semesters prior to entry, during the summer prior to entry and/or during freshman orientation.

Semester Review: Each student is required to be evaluated by a faculty member each semester. Mid-semester (nine weeks) evaluations may be held when necessary.

Project Requirements: Each student in theatre with a performance emphasis is required to showcase his/her talent each year to demonstrate growth as an actor. The NEW FACES SHOW, or “Freshman Recital” spotlights incoming freshmen and transfer students. The SOPHOMORE PROJECT recital is a two-person scene plus a monologue by each scene member with a time limit of fifteen minutes. The JUNIOR PROJECT recital is a one-person show approved by the faculty of thirty to forty-five minutes. The SENIOR PROJECT recital is an approved performance recital of from forty-five minutes to one hour. Additional requirements are listed in the theatre students’ handbook.

Participation in Performance Troupes: Each theatre major with a performance emphasis is required to be actively involved in at least one of the performance troupes each semester. The troupes are CenterStage R. A. G. E.  (Social Justice Troupe), G. I. G. ( Gilpin Improv Group), and Inspiring/Inter-Faith Troupe.

Upper-Level Review: Theatre majors will be evaluated during the fourth semester of theatre studies. This evaluation determines whether or not the student will be admitted to upper-level courses in theatre.

Transfer Credit: Students transferring from other institutions must validate their standing in theatre arts through an audition/interview for a performance emphasis or through a portfolio/interview for other theatre options.

Attendance at Performances, Workshops, and Seminars: All theatre majors are required to attend all events sponsored by the theatre program.

Practicum and Crew Requirements: All theatre majors are required to take a practicum course each semester for practical training in all areas of technical theatre and to serve on the production crew for departmental performances. Detailed requirements are contained in the theatre department student handbook.  

Weekly Meeting: A required weekly meeting of all theatre majors for the purpose of lecture demonstrations, special performances, visiting artists, troupe shows, meetings, etc. 

Theatre Electives for Non-Majors

The following courses are offered to non-majors as elective or for the satisfaction of the core curriculum requirement in the Creative Arts or Language, Philosophy and Culture components:

DRAM 1103Introduction to Theatre 13
DRAM 2113Theatre History I 23
DRAM 2123Theatre History 13
DRAM 2213African American Theatre I 13
DRAM 2223African American Theatre II 13
DRAM 3113Contemporary Theatre3
DRAM 3123Contemporary Theatre3
DRAM 3103Dramatic Interpretation3

Bachelor of Arts in Drama Program Requirements

Core Curriculum 142
Departmental Foreign Language Requirement (one language)6
Major Requirements
Acting
DRAM 1003Introduction to Acting3
DRAM 2013Intermediate Acting3
DRAM 2023Advanced Acting3
DRAM 3333Drama Workshop I3
DRAM 4313Acting Styles3
DRAM 4403Drama Workshop II3
DRAM 4113Acting Problems3
DRAM 4441Senior Theatre Performance1
Technical
DRAM 1111Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 1113Introduction to Theatre Technology3
DRAM 1121Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 1203Stagecraft3
DRAM 2111Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 2121Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 2303Stage Makeup3
DRAM 3111Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 3121Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 4111Theatre Practicum1
General Studies
DRAM 1013Stage Diction3
DRAM 1103Introduction to Theatre3
DRAM 1323Stage Movement3
DRAM 3103Dramatic Interpretation3
DRAM 3233Directing3
History & Criticism
DRAM 2213African American Theatre I3
DRAM 2223African American Theatre II3
Select one from the following:3
Theatre History I
Theatre History
Contemporary Theatre
Contemporary Theatre
DANC electives 24
Electives6
Total Hours120
1

All Theatre Core Curriculum requirements are shown in the suggested degree program.

2

Theatre students are required to take 4 hours of DANE: Dance

Admission Requirements and Regulations for Academic Progress for Music as a Minor Field

Students who wish to minor in music must consult with a music faculty advisor for information before enrolling in music courses. In addition to meeting the general university core requirements and foreign language requirements, music minors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each music course in the respective degree plan.  Students must also fulfill the following course requirements for the music minor:

Applied Music (2 hr. private lessons in voice, piano, woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion)4
Select one of the following:6
Musicianship I
and Musicianship II
Music Theory
and Music Theory
MUSC 2323Music Literature3
or MUSC 2333 Afro-American Music
Ensemble (Each ensemble course earns 1 SCH per semester)4
Piano 12
Total Hours19
1

 Since two credit hours of piano is required for all music minors, minors whose applied area is piano must choose an additional two semester credit hour music course in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Requirements for Theatre as a Minor Field (Performance)

Students who wish to minor in theatre (performance) must complete twenty-nine (29) hours of course work. The student must consult with the Department of Music and Theatre before enrolling in any theatre courses.
DRAM 1003Introduction to Acting3
DRAM 1013Stage Diction3
DRAM 1103Introduction to Theatre3
DRAM 1111Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 1121Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 2111Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 2121Theatre Practicum1
DRAM 2013Intermediate Acting3
DRAM 2023Advanced Acting3
DRAM 3333Drama Workshop I3
Theater or Drama Electives7
Total Hours29

Music Organizations

  1. Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity. The national honorary band fraternity.
  2. Tau Beta Signma. The national honorary band sorority.
  3. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. A national honorary music fraternity for men.
  4. Sigma Alpha Iota. A national honorary music fraternity for women.
  5. Texas Music Educators Association (Student Chapter). The professional organization for music education majors.
  6. Music Advisory Student Council (MASC). A council of student leaders from each of the Music organizations.

Music Ensembles

  1. University Concert Chorale. A large vocal ensemble for qualified music and non-music majors that performs choral music of all styles and periods.
  2. PV Singers. A select ensemble that performs vocal chamber works of all styles and historical periods.
  3. University Band: The Marching Storm. An ensemble that performs at football games, parades, and other events.
  4. Wind Ensemble. An ensemble for qualified music and non-music majors that performs traditional and contemporary Wind Band music.
  5. Brass Ensemble. An ensemble that performs music written for brass instruments.
  6. Percussion Ensemble. An ensemble that performs music written for percussion instruments.
  7. Chamber Orchestra. An ensemble of wind, string, and percussion instruments that performs orchestral repertoire.
  8. Flute Ensemble. An ensemble that performs chamber music for flutes.
  9. Jazz Ensemble. An ensemble that performs jazz music.

Theatre Organizations

  1. Charles Gilpin Players. The performance organization of the Theatre Program.
  2. Alpha Psi Omega. Gilpins who are members of the PVAMU chapter of the national honor society in theatre.

Theatre Troupes

  1. Social Justice Troupe (CenterStage R.A.G.E.). Raising Awareness & Gaining Equality, this ensemble develops and tours issue-based, socially-relevant performances using art as activism.
  2. Inspiring Faith (I.F.). An ensemble that creates and tours shows with messages of hope and peace to inspire audiences to be proactive in bringing positivity to their lives and communities. 
  3. Musicians Using Song In Character (M.U.S.I.C.). An ensemble that performs standard and classic musical theatre numbers as well as new and original musical theatre works.
  4. Gilpins Improv Group (G.I.G.). An ensemble that specializes in performances and entertainment using theatrical improvisation techniques and audience interaction.

Drama Courses

DRAM 1003 Introduction to Acting: 3 semester hours.

This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals for a study of the art of performance (acting). The students will be introduced to acceptable and unacceptable acting techniques.

DRAM 1013 Stage Diction: 3 semester hours.

Drills and exercises designed to improve the diction and pronunciation of the actor. Breathe control, articulation, phonation, etc.

DRAM 1103 Introduction to Theatre: 3 semester hours.

An orientation course exposing the student to diverse genres of plays and to the various creative, technical and theoretical aspects involved in bringing a play to life. Designed to give the student an understanding of the development and evolution of theatre as reflected in various cultures and societies to enhance student appreciation for how theatre relates to and effects notions of multi-cultural understanding, social responsibilty and civic engagement .

DRAM 1111 Theatre Practicum: 1 semester hour.

This is a workshop course in which the student is assigned to a crew for the purpose of introducing the student to the various areas of specialization in the field of Theatre. This course also provides practical application of performance and technical skills needed to enhance theatrical productions.

DRAM 1113 Introduction to Theatre Technology: 3 semester hours.

An introductory course exposing students to the visual elements (scenic, costumes, lighting, sound, etc.) in a production as approached by the designer, director, and actor.

DRAM 1121 Theatre Practicum: 1 semester hour.

This course is a continuation of DRAM 1111, a workshop course in which the student continues to work with assigned to a crew for the purpose of introducing the student to the various areas of specialization in the field of Theatre. This course provides the student with practical applications of performance and technical skills needed to enhance theatrical productions.
Prerequisites: DRAM 1111.

DRAM 1203 Stagecraft: 3 semester hours.

Fundamentals of set construction. Practical experience in building and painting stage scenery. Each student is required to assist with construction of a set.

DRAM 1323 Stage Movement: 3 semester hours.

A course designed to train the student how to use his body on stage. Techniques involving the application of stage movement to music, prose, and mime.

DRAM 1411 Acting Lab I: 1 semester hour.

Drills and exercises, with presentation and execution of scenes.

DRAM 1421 Acting Lab II: 1 semester hour.

Drills and exercises, with presentation and execution of scenes.

DRAM 2013 Intermediate Acting: 3 semester hours.

A training course providing the student with the fundamentals of ensemble acting. Includes characterization, play analysis, and stage business.
Prerequisites: DRAM 1003.

DRAM 2023 Advanced Acting: 3 semester hours.

Analysis, preparation, and presentation of monologues and scenes from plays, with emphasis on the individual actor and ensemble acting. Continuation of DRAM 2013.
Prerequisites: DRAM 1003 and DRAM 2013.

DRAM 2111 Theatre Practicum: 1 semester hour.

At this level, the student chooses specific areas of specialization in which to continue working and examining as potential career options in Theatre. Within the chosen specialization crews, the student gains practical application of performance and technical skills needed to enhance theatrical productions.
Prerequisites: DRAM 1121.

DRAM 2113 Theatre History I: 3 semester hours.

Origin and development of Western theatre as revealed through play; theories and techniques characteristic of each important period from the Greek to the Elizabethan.

DRAM 2121 Theatre Practicum: 1 semester hour.

This course is a continuation of DRAM 211 I. The student continues to work within chosen specialization crews for the purpose of gaining knowledge and experience in possible career options in Theatre and to gain practical application of performance and technical skills needed to enhance theatrical productions.
Prerequisites: DRAM 2111.

DRAM 2123 Theatre History: 3 semester hours.

A comprehensive survey course on the origin and development of theatre through out the globe, including Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Emphasis is placed on the development of American theatre in relation to global and multi-cultural theatre as revealed through plays, theories and techniques characteristics of each important period of Western theatre from the Greek to Elizabethean to Minstrelsy to Musical Theatre and the development of modern genre, such as realism.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1123.

DRAM 2213 African American Theatre I: 3 semester hours.

The study of the origin and development of African American Theatre from 1847 to World War I through the examination of plays, theories and socio-political themes of the era.

DRAM 2223 African American Theatre II: 3 semester hours.

Exploring the evolution of African American Theatre from World War I to the present through the examination of plays, theories and social-political themes of the era.

DRAM 2303 Stage Makeup: 3 semester hours.

Fundamentals of stage makeup; equipment and basic application of straight, character, corrective, and 3-D makeup.

DRAM 3103 Dramatic Interpretation: 3 semester hours.

Analysis and practice of techniques in the oral interpretation of dramatic literary forms for use of theatre in educational and community-based theatre.

DRAM 3111 Theatre Practicum: 1 semester hour.

A workshop course in which the student at this level assumes leadership roles within the chosen areas of specialization. The course is designed to provide the student with practical application of performance and technical skills needed to enhance theatrical productions.
Prerequisites: DRAM 2121.

DRAM 3113 Contemporary Theatre: 3 semester hours.

The development of modern theatre from the 19th century concept of realism-naturalism through the present movements away from realism.
Prerequisites: DRAM 1103.

DRAM 3121 Theatre Practicum: 1 semester hour.

This course is a continuation of DRAM 3111, a workshop course in which the student continues to explore leadership roles within the chosen areas of specialization. The course is designed to provide the student with practical application of performance and technical skills needed to enhance theatrical productions.
Prerequisites: DRAM 3111.

DRAM 3123 Contemporary Theatre: 3 semester hours.

The study and analysis of contemporary plays and playwrights.

DRAM 3233 Directing: 3 semester hours.

A basic course in stage direction, including play and character analysis, ground plans, movement, and business. Each student is required to do a detailed prompt book for a one-set play. Each student is required to direct a one-act play. Provides instruction for prospective teachers.

DRAM 3323 Acting Styles II: 3 semester hours.

A study of acting styles from the Restoration to the present. Exercises in voice, movement, and manner as related to these periods.

DRAM 3333 Drama Workshop I: 3 semester hours.

A performance workshop format for students who have had at least three semesters of acting. The workshop will focus on the techniques/philosophies of the master teachers of acting, e.g. Uta Hagen, Robert Benedetti, Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and the father of "method acting" Constantin Stanislavski.

DRAM 3993 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research, applied study, and/or field work on special topics in theatre.

DRAM 4111 Theatre Practicum: 1 semester hour.

This is a workshop course in which the student at this level assumes full responsibility for the daily operations of his/her chosen areas of specialization. The student explores the process of pursuing a career in the chosen areas of specialization. The course is designed to provide the student with practical application of performance and technical skills needed to enhance theatrical productions.
Prerequisites: DRAM 3121.

DRAM 4113 Acting Problems: 3 semester hours.

An examination of problems confronting the professional actor. Course includes preparation of resumes, portfolios, audition techniques, etc.
Prerequisites: DRAM 3333.

DRAM 4313 Acting Styles: 3 semester hours.

A study of acting styles: Greek, Roman, medieval, Elizabethan, and French neoclassic. Exercises in voice, movement, and manner as related to these periods.
Prerequisites: DRAM 3333.

DRAM 4403 Drama Workshop II: 3 semester hours.

This course provides opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge and performance of styles of acting; speaking, and movement skills through performances of scenes in a workshop format.
Prerequisites: DRAM 4313.

DRAM 4441 Senior Theatre Performance: 1 semester hour.

Research, practice, performance and evaluation of projects in areas of acting and directing for the senior recital.
Prerequisites: DRAM 4111.

DRAM 4993 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research, and/or recital preparation and presentation, and/or field work on selected topics.

Music Courses

MUSC 1111 University Band: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of band music.

MUSC 1121 University Choir: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of choral music.

MUSC 1131 Chamber Vocal Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

The study of Music for vocal ensembles.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1121 (may be taken concurrently) or MUSC 2121 (may be taken concurrently) or MUSC 3121 (may be taken concurrently) or MUSC 4121 (may be taken concurrently).

MUSC 1141 Jazz Band: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the study and performance of literature written for jazz band.

MUSC 1151 Brass Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

The study and performance of literature written for brass instruments.

MUSC 1161 University Orchestra: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of orchestral music.

MUSC 1171 Percussion Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

The study and performance of literature written for percussion instruments.

MUSC 1181 Chamber Music: 1 semester hour.

The study, rehearsal, and performance of instrumental literature for small ensemble.

MUSC 1211 Sight Singing and Ear Training I: 1 semester hour.

The development of music reading and aural comprehension. Melodic and harmonic diction.

MUSC 1213 Fundamentals of Music: 3 semester hours.

An introduction to the basic materials of music.

MUSC 1221 Sight Singing and Ear Training II: 1 semester hour.

The development of music reading and aural comprehension. Melodic and harmonic diction.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1121.

MUSC 1223 Fundamentals of Music: 3 semester hours.

An introduction to the basic materials of music.

MUSC 1233 Music Theory: 3 semester hours.

The study of diatonic harmony in tonal music. Keyboard application and aural comprehension of materials are emphasized.
Co-requisite: MUSC 1121.

MUSC 1243 Music Theory: 3 semester hours.

Continued study of diatonic harmony in tonal music. Keyboard application and aural comprehension of materials are emphasized.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1233.

MUSC 1253 Musicianship I: 3 semester hours.

The study of the basic materials of music through rhythm, melody, and harmony. For music majors and minor only. A requirement for entering music majors who do not pass the piano proficiency examination.

MUSC 1263 Musicianship II: 3 semester hours.

The study of the basic materials of music through rhythm, melody, and harmony. For music majors and minor only. A requirement for entering music majors who do not pass the piano proficiency examination.

MUSC 1313 Music in Contemporary Life: 3 semester hours.

The study of music of the western European and nonwestern cultures, with emphasis on such elements as melody, rhythm, form, and timbre. Musical examples from classical, along with folk, pop, jazz, religious, nonwestern sources.

MUSC 1361 Strings: 1 semester hour.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales, and technical etudes for string instruments. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1362 Strings: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for string instruments. Freshman Level I and II, private lesson. Required seminar performances.

MUSC 1413 Music Technology: 3 semester hours.

The study of technology as it applies to the field of music. Topics include music notation, Musical Instrument Digital Interface,(MIDI), sequencing, and technology-assisted instruction.

MUSC 1512 Piano: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, together with technical etudes for the piano. Freshman level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar performances required.

MUSC 1513 Piano: 3 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature together with technical studies for the piano. Freshman Level 1 and 2, private lesson. Required seminar performances.

MUSC 1531 Piano: 1 semester hour.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for piano through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1533 Class Piano: 3 semester hours.

Beginning piano studies through group instruction.

MUSC 1543 Class Piano: 3 semester hours.

Beginning piano studies through group instruction.

MUSC 1551 Functional Piano I: 1 semester hour.

An introduction to functional keyboard skills for music majors. Not for piano majors. For music majors and minors.

MUSC 1561 Functional Piano II: 1 semester hour.

An introduction to functional keyboard skills for music majors. Not for piano majors. For music majors and minors.

MUSC 1611 French Diction/Song Literature: 1 semester hour.

A study of French pronunciations for singing through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet combined with the study of French repertoire for solo voice from the Romantic era to 20th century. For voice majors. Not repeatable for credit.

MUSC 1612 Voice Class: 2 semester hours.

Voice instruction in a group setting. Instruction includes tone production, breath support, and correct diction for singers. Non-majors only.

MUSC 1613 Voice: 3 semester hours.

The study of applied voice for performance majors. Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. Required seminar performances.

MUSC 1621 German Diction/Song Literature: 1 semester hour.

A study of German pronunciations for singing through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet combined with the study of German repertoire for solo voice from the Romantic era to 20th century. For voice majors.

MUSC 1622 Voice Class: 2 semester hours.

Voice instruction in a group setting. Instruction includes tone production, breath support, and correct diction for singers. Non-majors only.

MUSC 1631 Italian Diction/Song Literature: 1 semester hour.

A study of Italian pronunciations for singing through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet combined with the study of Italian repertoire for solo voice from the Romantic era to 20th century. For voice majors.

MUSC 1632 Voice: 2 semester hours.

The study of applied voice for performance majors. Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. Required seminar performances.

MUSC 1641 English Diction/Song Literature: 1 semester hour.

A study of English pronunciations for singing through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet combined with the study of American and British repertoire for solo voice from the Romantic era to 20th century. For voice majors.

MUSC 1651 Voice: 1 semester hour.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature and materials for the voice through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1711 Brass: 1 semester hour.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1712 Brass: 2 semester hours.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1713 Brass: 3 semester hours.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1771 Wind Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

Audition-only instrumental ensemble with the highest standards performing the diverse literature of the past two centuries as well as new and exciting contemporary works.

MUSC 1781 Wind Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

Audition-only instrumental ensemble with the highest standards performing the diverse literature of the past two centuries as well as new and exciting contemporary works.

MUSC 1811 Woodwinds: 1 semester hour.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwinds instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1812 Woodwinds: 2 semester hours.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1813 Woodwinds: 3 semester hours.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1911 Percussion: 1 semester hour.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1912 Percussion: 2 semester hours.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 1913 Percussion: 3 semester hours.

Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.

MUSC 2111 University Band: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of band music.

MUSC 2121 University Choir: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of choral music.

MUSC 2161 University Orchestra: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of orchestral music.

MUSC 2181 Chamber Music: 1 semester hour.

The study, rehearsal, and performance of instrumental literature for small ensemble.

MUSC 2211 Sight Singing III: 1 semester hour.

The development of reading and aural comprehension of music. Melodic and harmonic dictation.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1221.

MUSC 2213 Music Theory: 3 semester hours.

The study of chromatic harmony in tonal music. Keyboard application, analysis, and aural comprehension of materials are emphasized.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1243.
Co-requisite: MUSC 2211.

MUSC 2221 Sight Singing IV: 1 semester hour.

The development of reading and aural comprehension of music. Melodic and harmonic dictation.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2211.
Co-requisite: MUSC 2223.

MUSC 2223 Music Theory: 3 semester hours.

The study of chromatic harmony in tonal music. Keyboard application, analysis, and aural comprehension of materials are emphasized.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2213.
Co-requisite: MUSC 2221.

MUSC 2323 Music Literature: 3 semester hours.

A course to develop the listening skills of the music major in preparation for advanced study in Music History and Analysis of Music.

MUSC 2333 Afro-American Music: 3 semester hours.

A survey of historical developments in Afro-American music.

MUSC 2343 Survey of World Music: 3 semester hours.

A survey of traditional and contemporary musical cultures throughout the globe, with special emphasis on the music of Latin America. Africa and the African dispora, and Asia.

MUSC 2361 Strings: 1 semester hour.

Sophomore Level 1 and 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for string instruments. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1361.

MUSC 2362 Strings: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for string instruments. Sophomore Level 1 and 2, private lesson. Required seminar performances.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1362.

MUSC 2411 String Instruments: 1 semester hour.

The study of stringed instruments through playing experiences in a group.

MUSC 2421 Brass Instruments: 1 semester hour.

The study of brass instruments through playing experiences in a group.

MUSC 2431 Woodwind Instruments: 1 semester hour.

The study of woodwind instruments through playing experiences in a group.

MUSC 2441 Percussion Instruments: 1 semester hour.

The study of percussion instruments through playing experiences in a group.

MUSC 2511 Piano: 1 semester hour.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for piano through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1531.

MUSC 2512 Piano: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, together with technical etudes for the piano. Freshman level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1512.

MUSC 2513 Piano: 3 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, together with technical etudes for the piano. Freshman level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1513.

MUSC 2521 Piano: 1 semester hour.

Major and minor scales in two octaves for same scales; chord progressions (e.g., I VI IV II 16 V7 I); melodic studies of Burgmuller, Op. 100; easy pieces by Schumann, Beethoven, etc.; completion of Basic Piano for the College Student by Zimmerman; harmonization of simple melodies; chorale and open score reading.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1541.

MUSC 2533 Class Piano: 3 semester hours.

Intermediate piano studies through group instruction.

MUSC 2543 Class Piano: 3 semester hours.

Intermediate piano studies through group instruction.

MUSC 2551 Functional Piano III: 1 semester hour.

A continuation of functional keyboard skills for music majors. Not for piano majors.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1551 and MUSC 1561.

MUSC 2561 Functional Piano IV: 1 semester hour.

A continuation of functional keyboard skills for music majors. Not for piano majors.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2551.

MUSC 2613 Voice: 3 semester hours.

The study of applied voice for performance majors. Freshman Level 1 & 2, private lesson. Required seminar performances.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1613.

MUSC 2632 Voice: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature and materials for the voice. Sophomore level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1632.

MUSC 2651 Voice: 1 semester hour.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected literature and materials for the voice through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performance required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1651.

MUSC 2711 Brass: 1 semester hour.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1711.

MUSC 2712 Brass: 2 semester hours.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1712.

MUSC 2713 Brass: 3 semester hours.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1713.

MUSC 2771 Wind Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

Audition-only instrumental ensemble with the highest standards performing the diverse literature of the past two centuries as well as new and exciting contemporary works.

MUSC 2781 Wind Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

Audition-only instrumental ensemble with the highest standards performing the diverse literature of the past two centuries as well as new and exciting contemporary works.

MUSC 2811 Woodwinds: 1 semester hour.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1811.

MUSC 2812 Woodwinds: 2 semester hours.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1812.

MUSC 2813 Woodwinds: 3 semester hours.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1813.

MUSC 2911 Percussion: 1 semester hour.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1911.

MUSC 2912 Percussion: 2 semester hours.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1912.

MUSC 2913 Percussion: 3 semester hours.

Sophomore Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 1913.

MUSC 3111 University Band: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of band music.

MUSC 3121 University Choir: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of choral music.

MUSC 3161 University Orchestra: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of orchestral music.

MUSC 3181 Chamber Music: 1 semester hour.

The study, rehearsal, and performance of instrumental literature for small ensemble.

MUSC 3212 Analysis of Music: 2 semester hours.

An introduction to the techniques of musical analysis as applied to different forms of music.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2223.

MUSC 3222 Analysis of Music: 2 semester hours.

The study of techniques of musical analysis as applied to different forms of music.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3212.

MUSC 3233 Counterpoint: 3 semester hours.

The study of the technique of counterpoint through the writing of original examples.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2223.

MUSC 3313 Music History: 3 semester hours.

A study of musical styles, forms, and developments in western music from antiquity through the baroque period.

MUSC 3323 Music History: 3 semester hours.

A study of musical styles, forms, and developments in Western music from 1750 to the present.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3313.

MUSC 3361 Strings: 1 semester hour.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for string instruments. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2361.

MUSC 3362 Strings: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for string instruments. Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. Required seminar performances.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2362.

MUSC 3462 Instrumental Literature and Techniques: 2 semester hours.

A study of the representative literature for orchestral and band instruments. The course will explore pedagogical practices used in teaching ensembles of these instruments.

MUSC 3472 Choral Literature and Techniques: 2 semester hours.

A survey of literature for chorus with emphasis on the selection of choral repertoire suitable for ensembles at various levels.

MUSC 3511 Piano: 1 semester hour.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for piano through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2511.

MUSC 3512 Piano: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, together with technical etudes for the piano. Junior level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2512.

MUSC 3513 Piano: 3 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, together with technical etudes for the piano. Junior level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2513.

MUSC 3532 Accompanying: 2 semester hours.

Instruction and practice in playing accompaniments for vocal and instrumental soloists and groups.

MUSC 3612 Voice: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature and materials for the voice. Junior level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2632.

MUSC 3613 Voice: 3 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature and materials for the voice through weekly individual instruction. Junior level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar attendance and perrformances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2613.

MUSC 3632 Opera: 2 semester hours.

A study of the history of opera from the medieval era to the 20th century. This course will involve extensive reading, listening and viewing of live performances.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2333.

MUSC 3651 Voice: 1 semester hour.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for the voice through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2651.

MUSC 3711 Brass: 1 semester hour.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2711.

MUSC 3712 Brass: 2 semester hours.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2712.

MUSC 3713 Brass: 3 semester hours.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2713.

MUSC 3771 Wind Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

Audition-only instrumental ensemble with the highest standards performing the diverse literature of the past two centuries as well as new and exciting contemporary works.

MUSC 3781 Wind Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

Audition-only instrumental ensemble with the highest standards performing the diverse literature of the past two centuries as well as new and exciting contemporary works.

MUSC 3811 Woodwinds: 1 semester hour.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2811.

MUSC 3812 Woodwinds: 2 semester hours.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2812.

MUSC 3813 Woodwinds: 3 semester hours.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2813.

MUSC 3911 Percussion: 1 semester hour.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2911.

MUSC 3912 Percussion: 2 semester hours.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2912.

MUSC 3913 Percussion: 3 semester hours.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 2913.

MUSC 3993 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research, applied study, and/or field work on special topics in music.

MUSC 4012 Conducting: 2 semester hours.

The study of basic conducting techniques. A general conducting course.

MUSC 4022 Choral Conducting: 2 semester hours.

The study of choral conducting techniques.
Prerequisites: MUSC 4012.

MUSC 4032 Instrumental Conducting: 2 semester hours.

The study of instrumental conducting techniques.
Prerequisites: MUSC 4012.

MUSC 4111 University Band: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of band music.

MUSC 4121 University Choir: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of choral music.

MUSC 4161 University Orchestra: 1 semester hour.

An ensemble devoted to the performance of orchestral music.

MUSC 4181 Chamber Music: 1 semester hour.

The study, rehearsal, and performance of instrumental literature for small ensemble.

MUSC 4212 Studies in Instrumental Pedagogy: 2 semester hours.

Study of techniques, practices, and materials related to the development and execution of instrumental pedagogy. Topics of study, including woodwinds, brass, and percussion will be determined by the student's primary applied instrument. For performance majors.

MUSC 4312 Studies in Instrumental Repertoire: 2 semester hours.

Study of solo, chamber, and orchestral instrumental literature; survey of schools of performance and instruction: woodwinds, brass, and percussion. For performance majors.

MUSC 4361 Strings: 1 semester hour.

Junior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for string instruments. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3361.

MUSC 4362 Strings: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for string instruments. Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. Required seminar performances.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3362.

MUSC 4382 String Pedagogy: 2 semester hours.

The study of specific techniques and pedagogical approaches for teaching violin, viola, cello, and double bass in both individual and group situations.
Prerequisites: (MUSC 2361 or MUSC 2372).

MUSC 4511 Piano: 1 semester hour.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for piano through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3511.

MUSC 4512 Piano: 2 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, together with technical etudes for the piano. Senior level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3512.

MUSC 4513 Piano: 3 semester hours.

The study of selected solo literature, together with technical etudes for the piano. Senior level 1 & 2, private lesson. Seminar performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3513.

MUSC 4532 Piano Literature: 2 semester hours.

A study of piano literature from 1600 to the present.

MUSC 4533 Piano Pedagogy: 3 semester hours.

An in-depth study of historical and current methodologies used in teaching piano in all levels.

MUSC 4562 Music in the Elementary School: 2 semester hours.

A study of music curricula, materials and teaching techniques for general music instruction in the elementary school. For music majors only.

MUSC 4612 Voice: 2 semester hours.

Senior level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature and materials for the voice through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3612.

MUSC 4613 Voice: 3 semester hours.

Senior level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature and materials for the voice through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3613.

MUSC 4632 Opera II: 2 semester hours.

The study of operatic performances and practices.

MUSC 4633 Vocal Pedagogy: 3 semester hours.

A study of the vocal anatomy, physiology, acoustics of singing, vocal health and teaching methods for studio voice. For vocal performance majors. Vocal education majors may enroll with permission of instructor.

MUSC 4651 Voice: 1 semester hour.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for the voice through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3651.

MUSC 4711 Brass: 1 semester hour.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3711.

MUSC 4712 Brass: 2 semester hours.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3712.

MUSC 4713 Brass: 3 semester hours.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for brass instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3713.

MUSC 4771 Wind Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

Audition-only instrumental ensemble with the highest standards performing the diverse literature of the past two centuries as well as new and exciting contemporary works.

MUSC 4781 Wind Ensemble: 1 semester hour.

Audition-only instrumental ensemble with the highest standards performing the diverse literature of the past two centuries as well as new and exciting contemporary works.

MUSC 4811 Woodwinds: 1 semester hour.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3811.

MUSC 4812 Woodwinds: 2 semester hours.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3812.

MUSC 4813 Woodwinds: 3 semester hours.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for woodwind instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3813.

MUSC 4911 Percussion: 1 semester hour.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3911.

MUSC 4912 Percussion: 2 semester hours.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3912.

MUSC 4913 Percussion: 3 semester hours.

Senior Level 1 & 2, private lesson. The study of selected solo literature, scales and technical etudes for percussion instruments through weekly individual instruction. Seminar attendance and performances required.
Prerequisites: MUSC 3913.

MUSC 4993 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research and/or field work on selected topics.

MUSC 5533 Piano: 3 semester hours.

Applied music studies in piano with attention to appropriate graduate level literature. Private lessons.

MUSC 5543 Piano: 3 semester hours.

Applied music studies in piano with attention to appropriate graduate level literature. Private lessons.

MUSC 5553 Piano: 3 semester hours.

Applied music studies in piano with attention to appropriate graduate level literature. Private lessons.

MUSC 5633 Voice: 3 semester hours.

Applied music studies in voice with attention to appropriate graduate level literature. Private lessons.

MUSC 5813 Graduate Woodwinds: 3 semester hours.

Applied music students in the woodwind instruments with attention to appropriate graduate level literature. Private lessons. Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone.

MUSC 5993 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.