Music Major, Performance Concentration (Instrumental Primary) (B.Mus.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

The B.Mus. program in Performance focuses on the mastery of technical skills, broad solo and ensemble experience, and the nurturing of artistic growth to help students reach their full potential.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Curriculum Requirements: All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree. In addition, the following requirements apply to the 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 140 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 295 Sophomore Recital 1
      MUPR 395 Junior Recital 1
    2. SENIOR RECITAL

      Complete for 1 semester hours.

      MUPR 495 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 203 Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio) 1
    MSSN 204 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:

        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
      2. CHOIR FOR GUITAR

        Complete for 2 semester hours.

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      3. ENSEMBLE ELECTIVES

        Complete 2 semester hours from the following list.

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUEN 120 Band 0.5
        MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
    2. STRINGS

      Complete the following 3 requirement(s):

      1. ORCHESTRA FOR STRINGS

        Complete for 4 semester hours.

        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
      2. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

        Complete 3 semester hours from the following:

        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
      3. ENSEMBLE ELECTIVES FOR STRINGS

        Complete 2 semester hours from the following list.

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUEN 120 Band 0.5
        MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 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.

        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUEN 120 Band 0.5
      2. MUSIC PERF/INSTRUM ENSEMBLE - CHOIR

        Complete for 1 semester hours.

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      3. MUSIC PERF/INS ENSEMBLE - CHAMBER ENSEMB

        Complete 2.5 semester hours from the following:

        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
      4. MUSIC PERF/INSTRUM ENSEMBLE - ELECTIVES

        Complete 1.5 semester hours from the following list.

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUEN 120 Band 0.5
        MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 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 in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 308 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 407 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture) 3
      MULT 276 Instrumental Literature I (2 hours lecture) 2
      MULT 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).


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.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MSSN102: Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 101. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 101; Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MSSN203: Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 102. Group instruction. Previous course MSSN 103 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 102.

MSSN204: 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. Previous course MSSN 104 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 203.

MUAP121: Applied Music I

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

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) 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 224.

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 (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP102: Theory II (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: MUCP 101; Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors 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 (MUSC) or Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP104: Aural Skills II

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

Prerequisites: MUCP 103; Music (MUSC) or Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors 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.

MUEN100: Montclair State University Chorale

Montclair State University Chorale. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 030 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

MUEN101: Montclair State University Singers

Study through rehearsal and performance of madrigals. Open to all through audition. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 020 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN110: Orchestra (4.5 hours studio)

Orchestra. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 031 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

MUEN120: Band

Band. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 032 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

MUEN130: 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. Previous course MUPR 034 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN140: 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. Previous course MUPR 038 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

MUEN180: Chamber Ensemble Performance

Study through playing or singing of chamber music in ensembles of varying size and musical styles. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 301 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUEN190: 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. Previous course MUPR 302 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS106: Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the diverse nature of the music experience by examining various traditions from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America. Develops listening skills and considers the role of performer and their audiences in multiple frameworks, including ritual, political and the world of entertainment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUHS307: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from its beginnings to 1700. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS308: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from 1700 to 1890. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; and MUCP 201; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS407: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from 1890 to the present. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 307 and MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MULT276: Instrumental Literature I (2 hours lecture)

Survey of various instrumental genres for solo, small ensemble and orchestra. Previous course MUPR 276 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102.

MULT277: Instrumental Literature II (2 hours lecture)

Continuation of Instrumental Literature I. Previous course MUPT 277 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MULT 276.

MUPR140: 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. Previous course MUPR 040 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music Performance (MUPR), Music w/concentration:Jazz Studies (MUJZ) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUPR295: Sophomore Recital

Public performance of solo literature. Required of MUPR majors. This course will be graded. Previous course MUPR 203 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 122, Music Performance (MUPR) majors only.

MUPR335: Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: MUCP 202.

MUPR395: Junior Recital

Public performance of solo literature. Required of MUPR majors, if MUPR 295 not completed. This course will be graded. Previous course MUPR 303 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 224. Music Performance (MUPR) majors only.

MUPR439: Pedagogy I (2 hours lecture)

Methods and materials of instruction in music. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 345.

MUPR495: Senior Recital

Capstone performance of solo literature. Required for performance and theory/composition majors. Previous course MUPR 403 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 447 or MUCP 445.

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.