Music Major, Performance Concentration (Instrumental Primary) (B.Mus.) - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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The B.Mus. program in Performance prepares students for careers as performing musicians. Concentrations are available in all orchestral instruments and guitar. Students must give at least two recitals and perform in a variety of ensembles, and often have opportunities for outside work as well.

The Music Performance Program is focused on the mastery of performance skills. The student must demonstrate outstanding ability on his or her instrument, and must be highly motivated toward high standards of achievement in performance. The performance faculty and staff work closely with individual students, with the aim of nurturing each musician's technical and artistic growth.

Those interested in pursuing a professional career as a performer often continue directly into graduate study upon completion of the undergraduate degree. The same is true of students interested in securing a position as an applied music teacher at a college or university. Some graduates create their own teaching studios, and become vital and active teachers and performers in their community.

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 requirements below apply to this major:


PERFORMANCE (INSTRUMENTAL) CONCENTRATION

Complete 94 semester hours including the following 9 requirement(s):

  1. THEORY/AURAL SKILLS

    Complete 10 courses for 22 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
    MUCP 303 Theory V-Counterpoint (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 304 Theory VI-Orchestration (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. APPLIED MUSIC

    Complete the following 2 requirements for a total of 24 semester hours:

    1. Complete the following 4 courses for 8 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
    2. Complete the following 4 courses for 16 semester hours:

      MUAP 345 Applied Music V 4
      MUAP 346 Applied Music VI 4
      MUAP 447 Applied Music VII 4
      MUAP 448 Applied Music VIII 4
  3. PERFORMANCE PRACTICUM

    Complete for 4 semester hours.

    MUPR 040 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
  4. RECITALS

    1. SOPHMORE/JUNIOR RECITAL

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

      MUPR 203 Sophomore Recital 1
      MUPR 303 Junior Recital 1
    2. SENIOR RECITAL

      Complete for 1 semester hours.

      MUPR 403 Senior Recital 1
  5. SECONDARY 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
  6. ENSEMBLES

    Complete 1 of the following requirements, depending on your major area of study.

    1. GUITAR

      Complete the following 3 requirement(s):

      1. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

        Complete 5 semester hours from the following:

        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
      2. CHOIR FOR GUITAR

        Complete for 2 semester hours.

        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      3. ENSEMBLE ELECTIVES

        Complete 2 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 020 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUPR 031 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUPR 032 Band 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
    2. STRINGS

      Complete the following 3 requirement(s):

      1. ORCHESTRA FOR STRINGS

        Complete for 4 semester hours.

        MUPR 031 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
      2. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

        Complete 3 semester hours from the following:

        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. ENSEMBLE ELECTIVES FOR STRINGS

        Complete 2 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 020 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUPR 031 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUPR 032 Band 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. BRASS WOODWINDS & PERCUSSION

      Complete the following 4 requirement(s):

      1. MUSIC PERF/INSTR ENSEMBLE - ORCH/BAND

        Complete one course for 4 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 031 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUPR 032 Band 0.5
      2. MUSIC PERF/INSTRUM ENSEMBLE - CHOIR

        Complete for 1 semester hours.

        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      3. MUSIC PERF/INS ENSEMBLE - CHAMBER ENSEMB

        Complete 2.5 semester hours from the following:

        MUPR 020 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUPR 034 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUPR 038 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUPR 301 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUPR 302 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
      4. MUSIC PERF/INSTRUM ENSEMBLE - ELECTIVES

        Complete 1.5 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 020 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUPR 031 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUPR 032 Band 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
  7. MUSIC HISTORY & LITERATURE

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. HISTORY & LITERATURE

      Complete 5 courses for 13 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
      MUPR 276 Instrumental Literature I (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUPR 277 Instrumental Literature II (2 hours lecture) 2
    2. WORLD MUSIC

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

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

    Complete 1 course for 2 semester hours:

    MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture) 2
  9. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 2 courses for 5 semester hours:

      MUPR 439 Pedagogy I (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUTC 101 Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 6 semester hours of Music Electives (choose any music course not previously used in major).

      MUPR 039 Performance Practicum 0

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.

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.

MUAP345: Applied Music V

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 244.

MUAP346: Applied Music VI

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 345.

MUAP447: Applied Music VII

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 346.

MUAP448: Applied Music VIII

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 447.

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.

MUCP303: Theory V-Counterpoint (3 hours lecture)

Study of part writing, species and free contrapuntal practices and techniques. Contrapuntal and layer analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 202; Music majors 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.

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.

MUPR031: Orchestra (4.5 hours studio)

Orchestra. 0.5 sh.

MUPR032: Band

Band. 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.

MUPR040: Performance Practicum for Performance Majors

Performance of repertoire for coaching in interpretation, style, analysis, technique, etc. Required in conjunction with each course in the primary and major instrument. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music performance majors only.

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.

MUPR203: Sophomore Recital

Public performance of solo literature. Required of MUPR majors. This course will be graded. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 122.

MUPR276: Instrumental Literature I (2 hours lecture)

Survey of various instrumental genres for solo, small ensemble and orchestra. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102.

MUPR277: Instrumental Literature II (2 hours lecture)

Continuation of Instrumental Literature I. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 276; Music performance majors only.

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.

MUPR303: Junior Recital

Public performance of solo literature. Required of MUPR majors, if MUPR 203 not completed. This course will be graded. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music performance majors only.

MUPR335: Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: All Music majors or minors.

MUPR403: Senior Recital

Capstone performance of solo literature. Required for performance and theory/composition majors. Prereq: Music Majors only. Special fee. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUPR439: Pedagogy I (2 hours lecture)

Methods and materials of instruction in music. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

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.