Music

Faculty/Staff

Devon Howard, Chair; Rogerio Nunes, Jonathan E. L. Wall

Adjunct: Dorla Aparicio, Maritza Caceres, William Chien, Sarah Choi, Jeff Hall, Samuel Hood, Steve Hubbard, Chuck Jennings, Marcin Parys, Dan Totan, Ron Wilson, James Winegardner

Aims of the Department

The students will develop the skills of listening, hearing, and identifying the elements of music.

The students will develop an understanding through music theory of the foundation of music and apply analytical skills to enrich performance.

The students will gain knowledge and understanding of music history and musical styles.

The students will be able to apply knowledge of musical styles and performance traditions to their repertoire.

The students will develop skills of technical presentation which will allow them to apply their knowledge of styles in a sensitive performance, both in solo and in ensemble work.

The students will learn methods and principles of music pedagogy.

 

Entrance Requirements

Incoming students in the Music Degree programs will be examined in two areas: practical piano skills and performance.

  1. All incoming Majors and Minors must audition for the music faculty during the first week of their first semester in residence. There are three results to the incoming auditions: Admittance into the Music Department as a major or minor, Provisional Status (in which the student must take lessons and re-audition the following semester) and No Admittance.
  2. A functional piano performance exam will be given to all incoming music majors. The details of the exam are given in the Piano Proficiency Folder and available upon request to any current or prospective student. If students are unable to pass the exam they are required to take piano lessons (MUPF 151) starting no later than the second semester in residence. Modification to the piano performance exam can be made in the event of physical handicap.
  3. Success in Music Theory I (MUCT 111) requires basic background knowledge of music theory. Incoming students with theory deficiencies are encouraged to study during the previous summer. The fundamentals of music may be learned online or through self-guided texts or software. Contact the Southwestern Adventist University music department for further information.

 

General Requirements for Music Majors

The guidelines found here are not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive. students should consult the Music Major Handbook which is available from the Music Department.  Other than required courses which are found in the bulletin degree descriptions, the Music Major Handbook contains the policies by which the department is operated.

 

  1. Ensembles:  The music majors and minors are required to participate in an ensemble each semester in residence.  The ensembles are Orchestra, Saxophone, Brass, and Woodwind for instrumentalists, and University Singers and Concert Choir for vocalists.  Keyboard majors may choose according to their talents and interests.
  2. Recitals:  The music majors and minors are required to be active members of Southwestern's Recital series each semester in residence.  The student's participation in the recitals will be contingent on their performance for the required masterclasses that preceed each recital.
  3. Practice:  Majors will practice 150 hours per semester, while minors will practice 75 hours per semester in their major performance area. Weekly practice sheets detailing each practice are to be filled out and turned in at the beginning of each lesson.
  4. Private lessons: The music majors and minors will take lessons each semester from one of the teachers at Southwestern Adventist University or one provided by the school. If lessons are taken from non-members of the Southwestern teaching faculty without permission, this will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program.
  5. Music Juries:  The music majors will perform each semester for the full-time music faculty.  If their major performance professor is an adjunct teacher, that teacher will be included.  A poor jury (Applied Music Examination) performance may result in the student being placed on probationary status as a music major or minor.  Regular improvement is expected.
  6. Continuing status:  A student's acceptance into and official continuation in the music program is contingent upon the student's satisfactory academic and performance progress.  A letter from the chair, written in advisement with the major's performance teacher, will be placed in the student's file at the end of each school year, encouraging and/or noting areas needing improvement. 
  7. Senior recital:  All music majors will perform a senior recital.  This is normally given in the final semester of residence.  A pre-senior recital, performed before the music faculty at least three weeks before the senior recital, is required. Music minors are encouraged to perform either a senior recital or joint recital at the discretion of their major instructor.
  8. Recital attendance:  Music majors and minors will attend all faculty, general student, guest and senior recitals.  These dates will all be posted by the second week of the semester. 
  9. Off-campus recitals:  The music major should plan to attend at least two approved off-campus recitals each semester, minors are required to attend one.  

MUCT 111 : Music Theory I

An integrated study of harmony, keyboard harmony, form, and aural training, focusing mainly on common period tonel practice.

credits

3

Corequisites

MUCT 221 : Music Theory III

The study of harmony, form, and aural skills based on the chromatic style of the Romantic period.

credits

3

Prerequisites

or permission of the instructor

MUCT 315 : Form and Analysis

A study of musical form, both polyphonic and homophonic, covering the period of common practice and emphasizing the late Baroque and Classical periods.

credits

3

Prerequisites

MUCT 414 : Orchestration and Arranging

A course focusing on the fundamentals of instrumentation and arranging for wind, string, and percussion instruments by learning the basic elements, such as timbres, range and techniques unique to each instrument or instrument group. Students will examine and analyze scores of orchestral instrumentations to be equipped with the tools needed to arrange for a variety of ensembles.

credits

3

Prerequisites

MUCT 420 : Music Composition and Technology

A course focusing on smaller compositional forms, including ABA, theme and variation and sonatina, as they pertain to contemporary composition. Class will also include lectures on melodic and harmonic development, form, and listening to significant 20th century musical movements. The use of technology and its place in the classroom is studied and implemented into the core curriculum.

credits

3

Prerequisites

or permission of the instructor

MUED 253 : Music in the School

Music in the School is a class that focuses on the practical aspects of teaching music in a diverse classroom setting.  Catering to the both elementary and secondary concentration areas, this course covers learning and teaching styles, theories and strategies and the ability to engage students in a mixed classroom environment.  Students will also engage in activities designed to sharpen critical thinking as well as acquaint themselves with current trends in the discipline of music education.  This course will help prepare beginning teachers to understand different aspects of diversity and how they can address these differences in their teaching.

credits

3

MUED 275 : Diction for Singers

Introduction to proper pronunciation necessary for singers. Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as the basic principals of Italian, French, German and English diction.

credits

2

Corequisites

Must be enrolled simultaneously in MUPF 131 or MUPF 331 (Applied Voice Lessons)

MUED 321 : Collaborative Piano

An introduction to teaching and performing through intermediate level. Performance techniques, pedagogical methods and materials, maintenance and practical teaching experience. (Offered on alternating years)

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUED 371 : Percussion Methods & Pedagogy

An introduction to teaching and performing through intermediate level. Performance techniques, pedagogical methods and materials, maintenance and practical teaching experience. (Offered on alternating years)

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUED 372 : Brass Methods & Pedagogy

An introduction to teaching and performing through intermediate level. Performance techniques, pedagogical methods and materials, maintenance and practical teaching experience. (Offered on alternating years)

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUED 373 : String Methods & Pedagogy

An introduction to teaching and performing through intermediate level. Performance techniques, pedagogical methods and materials, maintenance and practical teaching experience. (Offered on alternating years)

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUED 374 : Woodwind Methods & Pedagogy

An introduction to teaching and performing through intermediate level. Performance techniques, pedagogical methods and materials, maintenance and practical teaching experience. (Offered on alternating years)

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUED 390 : Instrumental Conducting and Literature

Conducting patterns applied to elements of interpretation. Emphasis on score reading, rehearsal techniques, and conducting problems. Practical application in active musical organizations & literature study.

credits

3

Prerequisites

MUED 451 : Voice Methods & Pedagogy

An introduction to teaching and performing through intermediate level. Performance techniques, pedagogical methods and materials, maintenance and practical teaching experience. (Offered on alternating years)

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUED 452 : Piano Methods & Pedagogy

An introduction to teaching and performing through intermediate level. Performance techniques, pedagogical methods and materials, maintenance and practical teaching experience. (Offered on alternating years)

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUED 475 : Ensemble Management and Administration

The study of ensemble development, recruitment, concert planning, marketing, touring, rehearsing and other logistics in both choral and instrumental settings.

credits

1

Corequisites

To be taken with Student Teaching & Classroom Management.

MUEN 115 : Concert Choir

An ensemble fee of $50 is applied to all participating students.

credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

MUEN 123 : Piano Ensemble

An ensemble fee of $50 is applied to all participating students.

credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

MUEN 133 : Chamber Music

An ensemble fee of $50 is applied to all participating students.

credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

MUEN 135 : Saxophone Ensemble

The Saxophone Ensemble is focused on the performance of saxophone music from all eras. Students will explore such topics as scholarly performance practice, historical relevance and importance of literature and composers, and performance techniques necessary for participation in a saxophone ensemble.

credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

MUEN 315 : Concert Choir

An ensemble fee of $50 is applied to all participating students.

credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

MUEN 323 : Piano Ensemble

An ensemble fee of $50 is applied to all participating students.

credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

MUEN 333 : Chamber Music

An ensemble fee of $50 is applied to all participating students.

credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

MUEN 335 : Saxophone Ensemble

The Saxophone Ensemble is focused on the performance of saxophone music from all eras. Students will explore such topics as scholarly performance practice, historical relevance and importance of literature and composers, and performance techniques necessary for participation in a saxophone ensemble.

credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

MUHL 221 : Survey of Music

Music in western civilization including music fundamentals and a brief history from antiquity to the present. Presented by recordings, visuals, and lectures.

credits

3

MUHL 321 : Music in the Middle Ages & Renaissance

A study of the history, style, and musical forms of the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods. Music analysis and listening assignments will supplement lectures. An introduction to the library research skills used in the field of teaching and the use of primary and secondary sources including the use of online databases, as well as publication styles.

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUHL 322 : Music in the Late Renaissance & Baroque

A study of the history, style, and musical forms of the Late Renaissance and Baroque periods. Music analysis and listening assignments will supplement lectures. An introduction to the library research skills used in the field of teaching and the use of primary and secondary sources including the use of online databases will be discussed, as well as publication styles.

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUHL 323 : Classic & Romantic Music

A study of the history, style, and musical forms of the Classic and Romantic periods. Music analysis and listening assignments will supplement lectures. An introduction to the library research skills used in the field of teaching and the use of primary and secondary sources including the use of online databases will be discussed, as well as publication styles.

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUHL 324 : Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries

A study of the history, style, and musical forms of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Music analysis and listening assignments will supplement lectures. An introduction to the library research skills used in the field of teaching and the use of primary and secondary sources including the use of online databases will be discussed, as well as publication styles.

credits

2

Prerequisites

MUHL 355 : Survey of Christian Worship

A survey of the general history and development of the Christian liturgy, with a special focus on the unique development of the Adventist liturgy. the course will examine the roles that music, art, theology, and culture play in Christian worship. The course will include recordings, visuals, lectures, and field trips (Also taught as RELT 355 and HNRS 355).

credits

3

MUPF 111 : Strings

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 131 : Voice

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 141 : Brass

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 151 : Piano

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 161 : Organ

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Organ lessons with instructor's permission.

MUPF 171 : Woodwinds

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 182 : Percussion

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 191 : Guitar

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 211 : Strings

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 231 : Voice

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 241 : Brass

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 251 : Piano

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 261 : Organ

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Organ lessons with instructor's permission.

MUPF 271 : Woodwinds

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 282 : Percussion

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 291 : Guitar

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

MUPF 311 : Strings

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 331 : Voice

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 341 : Brass

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 351 : Piano

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 361 : Organ

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area. Organ lessons with instructor's permission.

MUPF 371 : Woodwinds

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 382 : Percussion

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 391 : Guitar

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 411 : Strings

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 431 : Voice

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 441 : Brass

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 451 : Piano

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 461 : Organ

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area. Organ lessons with instructor's permission.

MUPF 468 : Senior Recital

The final semester of applied music lessons for the music major, culminating in the senior recital. Instrumental students will perform in Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and 20th Century styles. Singers will perform in a minimum of three languages. Pass/Fail. Eligible for IP grading.

credits

1

MUPF 471 : Woodwinds

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 482 : Percussion

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUPF 491 : Guitar

Private instruction with major teacher in piano, voice, organ, brass woodwinds, percussion, and strings are to be taken on a weekly basis. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite for 300/400 level courses: 2 semester credit at 100/200 level in the same performance area.

MUSC 298 : Individual Study Topics

Designed for the student who wishes to do independent study or research. Content and methods of study must be arranged prior to registration. May be repeated for a total of 2 credits.

credits

1 - 2

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

MUSC 299 : Directed Group Study Topics

Provides academic departments an opportunity to offer courses in specialized or experimental areas, either lower or upper division, not listed in the undergraduate Bulletin. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

MUSC 492 : Music Internship

An on-the-job, career-oriented internship program for advanced training in the following areas: conducting, accompanying, church music, school music, professional music (such as concert hall, orchestra, symphonic chorus), and private studio. The internship is limited to those students who are in their senior year of study. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits. Eligible for IP grading.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Permission of department chair

MUSC 498 : Individual Study Topics

Designed for the student who wishes to do independent study or research. Content and methods of study must be arranged prior to registration. May be repeated for a total of 2 credits.

credits

1 - 2

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

MUSC 499 : Directed Group Study Topics

Provides academic departments an opportunity to offer courses in specialized or experimental areas, either lower or upper division, not listed in the undergraduate Bulletin.  Student may be allowed to repeat the course for credit.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair