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

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The B.Mus. program in Performance prepares students for careers in performing classical repertory for voice. Students must give at least two recitals and perform in a variety of ensembles, including the staged productions of the Opera Workshop, 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, and must be highly motivated toward high standards of achievement in performance. The performance faculty and staff, including our staff of professional accompanists and vocal coaches, 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. In addition, the requirements below apply to this major:

PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION (VOICE)

Complete 105 semester hours including the following 9 requirement(s):

  1. APPLIED MUSIC

    Complete the following 3 requirements for a total of 24 semester hours:

    1. Complete 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 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. Complete the following course a minimum of 6 times: MUPR 200. There is no credit associated with this course.

      MUPR 200 Vocal Coaching 0
  2. PERFORMANCE PRACTICUM

    Complete for 4 semester hours.

    MUPR 040 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
  3. RECITALS

    1. SOPHOMORE/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
  4. 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
  5. ENSEMBLES

    1. CHOIR

      Complete for 4 semester hours.

      MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
    2. COLLEGIUM MUSICUM

      Complete for 1 semester hours.

      MUPR 038 Collegium Musicum 0.5
    3. OPERA WORKSHOP

      Complete for 2 semester hours. (MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUPR 034)

      MUPR 034 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
    4. ENSEMBLE ELECTIVE

      Complete 2 semester hours from the following list. (MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUPR 034)

      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
  6. 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
  7. HISTORY & LITERATURE/WORLD MUSIC

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. HISTORY & LITERATURE

      Complete 8 courses for 17 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
      MULT 230 Vocal Repertory from Monody to Mozart (2 hours lecture) 2
      MULT 231 The 19th Century Song:Lied and Melodie (2 hours lecture) 2
      MULT 232 The 20th Century Art Song (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUPR 130 Inroduction to Diction:English and Italian (2 hours lecture) 1
      MUPR 131 Diction Overview: German and French (2 hours lecture) 1
    2. WORLD MUSIC

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

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

    Complete 3 courses for 8 semester hours:

    MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUPR 441 Pedagogy Of The Voice (2 hours lecture) 3
    MUTC 101 Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture) 3
  9. REQUIRED COLLATERAL COURSES

    Complete 6 courses for 18 semester hours:

    FREN 101 Beginning French I (3 hours lecture) 3
    FREN 112 Beginning French II (3 hours lecture) 3
    GERM 101 Beginning German I (3 hours lecture) 3
    GERM 112 Beginning German II (3 hours lecture) 3
    ITAL 101 Italian I (3 hours lecture) 3
    ITAL 102 Italian II (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

FREN101: Beginning French I (3 hours lecture)

For students starting French in college, or students who have been placed at this level after taking the placement test. The fundamentals of speaking, reading and writing through classroom drill, video cassettes and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

FREN112: Beginning French II (3 hours lecture)

For students having completed Beginning French I or who have been placed at this level after taking the placement test. Continuation of basic skills through classroom drill, video-cassettes and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

GERM101: Beginning German I (3 hours lecture)

For students without previous instruction in German. Emphasis on speaking, with practice in reading and writing simple German. Laboratory work. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

GERM112: Beginning German II (3 hours lecture)

Emphasis on speaking, with practice in reading and writing German. Laboratory work. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

ITAL101: Italian I (3 hours lecture)

For students beginning Italian in college or students who have been placed at this level after taking the placement test. The fundamentals of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented activities, video/audio cassettes, CDs, and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

ITAL102: Italian II (3 hours lecture)

For students who took Italian I at Montclair State University, students with two years of high school experience in Italian, or students who have been placed at this level through the placement test. The fundamentals of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented actitivities, video/audio, cassettes, CDS, and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

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.

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.

MULT230: Vocal Repertory from Monody to Mozart (2 hours lecture)

Overview of styles, genres, and performance practices of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its musical environment. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, MUPR 131, or John J Cali School of Music approval.

MULT231: The 19th Century Song:Lied and Melodie (2 hours lecture)

A survey through performance and discussion of the origins and development of the 19th century German Lied and the French Melodie. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, MUPR 131, or John J Cali School of Music approval.

MULT232: The 20th Century Art Song (2 hours lecture)

The development of the art song in the 20th century through a survey of solo vocal literature of Europe and the Americas. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, MUPR 131, or John J Cali School of Music approval.

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.

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.

MUPR130: Inroduction to Diction:English and Italian (2 hours lecture)

Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet and an overview of the basic sounds of Italian and English as they are properly sung. Practice in transcribing, pronouncing and singing examples of Italian and English vocal repertory. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors and minors only.

MUPR131: Diction Overview: German and French (2 hours lecture)

Continued work with the international phonetic alphabet and an overview of the basic sounds of German and French as they are properly sung. Practice in transcribing, pronouncing, and singing examples of German and French vocal repertory. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUPR 130.

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.

MUPR200: Vocal Coaching

An individual practicum in which a voice student receives once-weekly training from a master coach in matters of style and interpretation of solo vocal repertory. The sessions focus on performance traditions and interpretive possibilities for the student's solo repertory for the semester. Students in the Performance/Voice concentration must register for MUPR200 for at least 6 semesters, normally beginning with Applied Music III. Corequisite: Applied Music. Students in the Music Education/Voice concentration must take MUPR200 in the semester in which they give their senior recital. Corequisite: MUPR402. 0 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 121

MUPR203: Sophomore Recital

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

Prerequisites: MUAP 122.

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.

MUPR441: Pedagogy Of The Voice (2 hours lecture)

Teaching techniques and pedagogical literature pertinent to instruction in singing. 3 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.