2003 - 2004 Music Program (MUSC)

Objectives | Program Requirements | Academic Minor | Recommended Plan of Study for Music Minors | Course Descriptions

Program Director: Karlyn Bond

Faculty: Christopher Quinn
Associate Faculty: Cheryl Hart, Hope Holder, Marjorie Janove, Dean Kaelin, Roberta Shimensky, Todd Woodbury

Objectives

The Music Program provides students with an opportunity to study in an area that has been an integral part of civilization for over 3,000 years. The music minor offers private lessons on all instruments and voice, performing ensembles, and academic music courses in theory, history, conducting, and ear training. Professional musicians teach and perform each semester for the music department. Two concert series bring professional artists to campus year-round. Affiliations with several major arts organizations, including the Utah Symphony & Opera and Jazz at the Sheraton, provide our students with excellent opportunities to hear professional musicians on a regular basis. The Music Program provides a rich musical experience and fosters excellence and passion in performance for all students.

Program Requirements

An audition is required to become a Music Minor. Students must choose a major instrument to audition into the music program (piano, voice, guitar, etc.) and auditions are held year-round. Call the Music Department at 832-2435 for more information.

Students with transfer credits need to complete a minimum of nine hours of music courses, including two semesters of a performing ensemble, at Westminster College in order to fulfill the requirements for a minor in music. A minimum 2.5 GPA in music courses must be maintained for the music minor.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Academic Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

27

Piano Proficiency Exam or Piano Lesson/Class Piano
MUSC 105, 305 Ensembles, LE
MUSC 120 Music Fundamentals
MUSC 130 Musicianship I
MUSC 190, 290, 390 *Private Lessons I, II, III
MUSC 230 Musicianship II
MUSC 320 Music Theory I
MUSC 410 Music Technology I

MUSC 450 Music History I (4)
or
MUSC 460 Music History II (4)
*Students must enroll for three consecutive semesters.

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6
3
2
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4
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4

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR

27

Recommended Plan of Study for Music Minors

Fall

Spring

Freshman Year

MUSC 121 Group Instruction: Piano or
MUSC 190 Piano Lessons


1 - 2

MUSC 290 Private Lessons

1 - 2

MUSC 190 Private Lessons

1 - 2

MUSC 120 Music Fundamentals* 3
   

MUSC 105 Ensemble, LE

1 - 3

   

MUSC 221 Group Instruc. II: Piano

2

*All music minors must fulfill a piano proficiancy requirement. For those without prior piano experience, this requirement may be satisfied by any one of the following: passing a piano proficiency exam, taking two semesters of Group Instruction, or taking one semester of private lessons. The proficiency exam, first semester of Group Instruction, or one semester of private lessons must be taken as a prerequisite to Music Fundamentals.

Sophomore Year

MUSC 390 Private Lessons

1 - 2

MUSC 230 Musicianship II

2

MUSC 305 Ensemble, LE

1 - 3

MUSC 305 Ensemble, LE

1 - 3

MUSC 130 Musicianship I

2

MUSC 390 Private Lessons (optional)

1 - 2

Junior Year

MUSC 320 Music Theory I

4

MUSC 410 Music Technology

3

MUSC 305 Ensemble, LE (optional)

1 - 3

MUSC 450 Music History I or
MUSC 460 Music History II


4

MUSC 390 Private Lessons (optional)

1 - 2

MUSC 305 Ensemble, LE (optional)

1 - 3

MUSC 390 Private Lessons (optional)

1 - 2

Summary

I. Music Theory/History Sequence

MUSC 121-221 or 190 Piano proficiency requirement: Group Instruction I & II or private lessons
MUSC 120 Music Fundamentals
MUSC 130/230 Musicianship 1, II
MUSC 320 Music Theory
MUSC 410 Music Technology
MUSC 450 or 460 Music History

II. Private Lessons (total of 3 credit hours)

  • Application Form must be completed each semester in the Music Department Office
  • Three consecutive semesters of private lessons are required for music minors
  • MUSC 390 may be repeated for credit
  • Music minors must be actively matriculating in music minor for fee waiver
  • $100 fee for non-music minors

III. Ensembles, LE (total of 6 credit hours): Westminster Singers, Chamber Singers, Women's Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Combo

  • Variable credit of 1 - 3 credit hours is available for all ensembles
  • Students will be responsible for 3 credit hour workload
  • Ensembles may be repeated for credit
  • An audition is required for entrance into the Chamber Singers and Women's Choir. All other ensembles do not require an audition.