2002 - 2003 Music Program (MUSC)

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

Program Director: Christopher Quinn

Faculty: Karlyn Bond; Associate Faculty: Cheryl Hart, Hope Holder, Marjorie Janove, Thomas Klassen, 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. A year-long concert series brings artists to campus for free concerts. Affiliations with several major arts organizations - Utah Symphony, Utah 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 of all students entering into the music program. Auditions are held year-round by appointment only. Call the Music Department at 832-2437 for 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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TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR

27

Recommended Plan of Study for Music Minors

Fall

Spring

Freshman Year

Piano Proficiency Exam or Piano Lessons/Class Piano

Private Lessons: instrument/voice

1 - 2

Private Lessons: instrument/voice

1 - 2

Performing Ensemble

1 - 3

Performing Ensemble

1 - 3

Music Fundamentals

3

Music Fundamentals

3

There is a piano prerequisite for Music Fundamentals. It can be satisfied by taking the following classes or it may be waived by prior piano experience. The consent of instructor may be necessary.

Group Instruction I: Class Piano

2

Group Instruction II: Class Piano

2

Private Lessons: Piano

1

Private Lessons: Piano

1

Sophomore Year

Private Lessons: instrument/voice

1 - 2

Musicianship II

2

Performing Ensemble

1 - 3

Music Theory I

4

Musicianship I

2

Junior Year

Music History I

4

or Music History II

4

Music Technology

3

The music minor program is sequenced. Please check with the music department if you have any questions.

  • There is a piano prerequisite for Music Fundamentals. Class piano, private piano lessons or prior piano experience may fulfill this prerequisite.
  • Three consecutive semesters of private lessons on a student's major instrument or voice is required.
  • The piano proficiency exam is required of all music minors except for pianists or anyone with two semesters of college-level piano lessons or class piano.