Music Major, Music Education Concentration (Guitar Primary) with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.Mus.) - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education is a 5-year program designed to prepare students for teaching careers in New Jersey's public schools, as well as private or out-of-state schools. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive both the Bachelor of Music degree and an initial licensure from the state of New Jersey.

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Music must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program Web site for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

For further information: Cali School of Music Web site.

Curriculum Requirements:  All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, click here.)  In addition, the following requirements apply to this major:


MUSIC EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (GUITAR)

Complete 81 semester hours including the following 2 requirement(s):

  1. MUSIC EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 9 requirements:

    1. APPLIED GUITAR

      Complete 7 courses in the primary instrument for 14 semester hours:

      MUAP 121 Applied Music I 2
      MUAP 122 Applied Music II 2
      MUAP 223 Applied Music III 2
      MUAP 224 Applied Music IV 2
      MUAP 325 Applied Music V 2
      MUAP 326 Applied Music VI 2
      MUAP 427 Applied Music VII 2
    2. SENIOR RECITAL

      Complete the following 1 course:

      MUPR 402 Senior Recital: Music Education 0
    3. PERFORMANCE PRACTICUM

      Complete the following course a minimum of 7 times: MUPR 039. There is no credit associated with this course.

      MUPR 039 Performance Practicum 0
    4. MUSIC THEORY/AURAL SKILLS

      Complete 8 courses for 16 semester hours:

      MUCP 101 Theory I (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUCP 102 Theory II (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUCP 103 Aural Skills I (3 hours lecture) 1
      MUCP 104 Aural Skills II 1
      MUCP 201 Theory III (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUCP 202 Theory IV (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUCP 203 Aural Skills III (3 hours lecture) 1
      MUCP 204 Aural Skills IV (3 hours lecture) 1
    5. MUSIC HISTORY

      Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      MUHS 307 Music History I (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 308 Music History II (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 407 Music History III (3 hours lecture) 3
    6. WORLD MUSIC

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      MUHS 106 Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    7. CONDUCTING

      Complete 2 courses for 4 semester hours:

      MUED 335 Conducting for Music Educators (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture) 2
    8. MUSIC EDUCATION COURSES

      Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      MUED 203 Foundations of Music Education (2 hours lecture, 1 hour field experience) 3
      MUED 334 Choral Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 420 Instrumental Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
    9. JAZZ

      Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

      MUPR 410 Beginning Jazz Improvisation (2 hours studio) 1
  2. MUSIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GUITAR PRIMARY

    Complete the following 5 requirements:

    1. ENSEMBLES

      Complete the following 3 requirements:

      1. MAJOR ENSEMBLE

        Complete the following course for 3 semester hours:

        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      2. CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

        Complete the following 2 requirements:

        1. Complete a total of 1 semester hours from the following:

          MUPR 301 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
          MUPR 302 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
        2. Complete 2 courses from the following for a total of 1 semester hours: (MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUPR 034)

          MUPR 020 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
          MUPR 034 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
          MUPR 038 Collegium Musicum 0.5
          MUPR 161 Harry Partch Ensemble 0.5
          MUPR 301 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
          MUPR 302 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
      3. LABORATORY ENSEMBLE

        Complete the following course for 1 semester hours:

        MUED 301 Laboratory Ensemble (1 hour lab) 0.5
    2. SECONDARY INSTRUMENT - PIANO

      Complete 4 courses for 4 semester hours:

      MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio) 1
      MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio) 1
      MSSN 103 Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio) 1
      MSSN 104 Keyboard Musicianship IV (2 hours studio) 1
    3. PEDAGOGY

      Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

      MUPR 411 Jazz Pedagogy (2 hours lecture) 1
    4. INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES CLASSES

      Complete the following 2 requirements:

      1. Complete 6 courses for 6 semester hours: (MUED 132 may be substituted for one of the listed courses).

        MUED 105 Instrumental Techniques: Strings I (2 hours lecture) 1
        MUED 106 Instrumental Techniques: Strings II (2 hours lecture) 1
        MUED 205 Instrumental Techniques: Brass I (2 hours lecture) 1
        MUED 206 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I (2 hours lecture) 1
        MUED 207 Instrumental Techniques: Brass II (2 hours lecture) 1
        MUED 208 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II (2 hours lecture) 1
      2. Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

        MSSN 111 Secondary Instrument Voice I (2 hours studio) 1
        MUED 306 Percussion Instruments (2 hours studio) 1
    5. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      Complete the following 2 requirements:

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list

        MUCP 304 Theory VI-Orchestration (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUPR 255 Problems of Performance (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        MUTC 101 Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

MSSN101: Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio)

Keyboard skills including major and minor scales, arpeggios and chord progressions, sightreading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation. Group instruction. 1 sh.

MSSN102: Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 101. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 101; Music majors or minors only.

MSSN103: Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 102. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 102; Music majors or minors only.

MSSN104: Keyboard Musicianship IV (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 103. A final comprehensive examination must be passed at the end of the semester. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 103; Music majors or minors only.

MSSN111: Secondary Instrument Voice I (2 hours studio)

These courses give to the non-primary vocal student the fundamental elements of vocal technique. The same elements are taught to voice secondary students in classes as are taught to voice primary students in private lessons. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MUAP121: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP122: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 121.

MUAP223: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 122.

MUAP224: Applied Music IV

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 223.

MUAP325: Applied Music V

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 224.

MUAP326: Applied Music VI

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 325.

MUAP427: Applied Music VII

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 326.

MUCP101: Theory I (3 hours lecture)

Study of harmony, counterpoint and musical analysis of small forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MUCP102: Theory II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 101. Must be taken with MUCP 104. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 101; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP103: Aural Skills I (3 hours lecture)

Sight reading and dictation in major and minor modes, using diatonic chord progressions. Basic solfeggio. Must be taken with MUCP 101. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MUCP104: Aural Skills II

Continuation of MUCP 103; must be taken with MUCP 102. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 103; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP201: Theory III (3 hours lecture)

Chromatic harmony; intermediate contrapuntal techniques; analysis of the larger instrumental forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP202: Theory IV (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 201. Must be taken with MUCP 204. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 201; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP203: Aural Skills III (3 hours lecture)

Chromatic and non-tonal sight reading and dictation. "Fixed do" Solfeggio. To be taken with MUCP 201. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 104; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP204: Aural Skills IV (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 203. Must be taken with MUCP 202. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 203; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP304: Theory VI-Orchestration (3 hours lecture)

Study of compositional and arranging techniques appropriate to writing for individual instruments and voices and for ensembles of various size and character. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 202, Music majors only.

MUED105: Instrumental Techniques: Strings I (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching violin and viola at the elementary and secondary school levels. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUED106: Instrumental Techniques: Strings II (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching cello and string bass at the elementary and secondary school levels. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only; MUED 105.

MUED203: Foundations of Music Education (2 hours lecture, 1 hour field experience)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and issues in music education. Topics such as advocacy, philosophy, musical understanding, and what it means to be a good music teacher are addressed. Readings in music education, MSU's Center of Pedagogy's Portrait of a Teacher, and observations in the schools comprise a large part of the course. Students are expected to demonstrate critical thinking and writing skills. This course serves as preparation for the teacher admissions program as well as more advanced courses in music education. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

MUED205: Instrumental Techniques: Brass I (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching trumpet and French horn at the elementary and secondary school levels. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 200.

MUED206: Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching clarinet and saxophone at the elementary and secondary school levels. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 200.

MUED207: Instrumental Techniques: Brass II (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching trombone, baritone horn/euphanium, and tuba at the elementary and secondary school levels. May be repeated twice for a total of 3 credits. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only; MUED 205.

MUED208: Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching oboe, flute, and bassoon at the elementary and secondary levels. May be repeated twice for a total of 3 credits. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only; MUED 206.

MUED301: Laboratory Ensemble (1 hour lab)

Study of rehearsal and conducting techniques, performance procedures, and application of skills involving secondary instruments. May be repeated four times for a total of 2 credits. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 335; two of the following: MUED 105, MUED 106, MUED 205, MUED 206, MUED 207, MUED 208, MUED 306.

MUED306: Percussion Instruments (2 hours studio)

Elementary skills on snare drum, bass drum, timpani, cymbals, bells, etc.; materials and methods for teaching these instruments in the classroom. Music majors only. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUED334: Choral Methods (3 hours lecture)

This course will seek to provide an in-depth exploration of the teaching of choral music as applied to the school music program from the elementary level through secondary. Topics will include items such as program philosophy, recruitment and retention, program organization and management, literature selection and ensemble pedagogy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 111 (non-vocal majors only); MUPR 335.

MUED335: Conducting for Music Educators (2 hours lecture)

Rehearsal and performance techniques involved in conducting elementary and secondary school ensembles. Hands on conducting of Lab Ensemble. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 335.

MUED420: Instrumental Methods (3 hours lecture)

This course will seek to provide an in-depth exploration of the teaching of instrumental music as applied to the school music program from elementary level through secondary. Topics will include items such as program philosophy, recruitment and retention, program organization and management, literature selection, and ensemble pedagogy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 105 and MUED 106 and MUED 205 and MUED 206 and MUED 207 and MUED 208 and MUPR 335.

MUHS106: Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture)

This course explores the diverse nature of the musical experience by examining various traditions from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America. The study of different musical traditions develops our listening skills and allows us to consider the role of performer and their audience in multiple frameworks, including ritual, political and the world of entertainment. 3 sh.

MUHS307: Music History I (3 hours lecture)

Research method and music bibliography. Styles, genres and shaping forces of Western music from the rise of polyphony in the Middle Ages through the music of Haydn and Mozart. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Music and Music Therapy. Check University Writing Requirement listing for specific majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS308: Music History II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUHS 307, beginning with Beethoven; the music of the Romantic era as manifested in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; major currents of the Modern era. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 307; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS407: Music History III (3 hours lecture)

Major figures, forms, genres and styles from Debussy to the present. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MUPR020: Montclair State University Singers

Study through rehearsal and performance of madrigals. Open to all through audition. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval (audition).

MUPR030: Montclair State University Chorale

Montclair State University Chorale. 0.5 sh.

MUPR034: Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture)

Opera studied through performance. Nature of dramatic music, problems of movement, make-up, costuming, props and scenery. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUPR038: Collegium Musicum

Workshop in performance of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music for instrumentalists and singers. Introduction to the elements of Renaissance musicianship (solmization, modes, musica ficta, notation, improvisation, and ornamentation). Introduction on early instruments (recorder,flute, viola, others). Concert performances of repertory studied. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 sh.

MUPR039: Performance Practicum

All music majors must register for this number each semester in order to free their schedules for recital and masterclass commitments. This course is offered as Pass/Fail only. 0 sh.

MUPR161: Harry Partch Ensemble

Learning to play instruments from the Harry Partch instrumentarium and new techniques on standard instruments, voice. Repertoire ensemble. May be repeated 7 times for a total of 4 credits. 0.5 sh.

MUPR255: Problems of Performance (3 hours lecture)

Development of techniques needed for success in public appearances involving music, theatre, speech, etc. Resolving such problems as stage fright, memory loss, pre-performance anxiety. Attaining self-understanding and confidence using techniques of Havas, Berne, Horrigel, Weekes, Alexander, others. Guest performers. Open to all majors. Cross listed with Psychology, PSYC 255. 3 sh.

MUPR301: Chamber Ensemble Performance

Study through playing or singing of chamber music in ensembles of varying size and musical styles. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUPR302: Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio)

Contemporary ensemble requirements like jazz phrasing, section playing, interpretation, improvisation studied through ensemble rehearsal and performance. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUPR335: Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture)

Baton techniques and clef reading in orchestral and choral scores. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: All Music majors or minors.

MUPR402: Senior Recital: Music Education

Capstone solo repertory public performance experience. Must include 50 minutes of music, exclusive of intermissions or other pauses. 0 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 326.

MUPR410: Beginning Jazz Improvisation (2 hours studio)

Study and application of techniques of jazz improvisation for beginning improvisers, including pedagogical considerations. Both the modal and pentatonic methods will be explored with a constant emphasis upon stylistic consideration based in the aural tradition. May be repeated once for a total of two credits. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 101 and MUCP 102 or permission of the instructor.

MUPR411: Jazz Pedagogy (2 hours lecture)

In preparation for the demands of public school teaching, this course will provide a practical pedagogical focus on jazz ensemble instruction. Emphasis will be on the whole and components of small and large instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles with particular emphasis on the rhythm section. Also included will be a pedagogical perspective on content studied in MUPR 410. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 410.

MUTC101: Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture)

This course develops an understanding of the influence of technology upon society in general, and, more particularly, upon the musical culture and aesthetics of the twentieth century; develops a critical understanding of concepts such as interactivity in technology, the internet as a global village, virtual reality, technology and freedom of expression, among others; demonstrates the relevance and importance of music technology throughout the various disciplines in music; develops comfort with basic computer skills; develops individual and collective problem solving skills involving technology in a variety of computing environments; develops basic understanding of data structures of computers and networking; and provides an understanding of varous hardware and software technologies, with a particular emphasis on hardware and software components involved with music instruction and production such as instructional software for musicians, data structures for digital audio and MIDI, music notation software, input devices for music notation, music sequencing, and desktop publishing for musicians. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music major or John J Cali School of Music approval.