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Music

Music | Music Education | Church Music | Composition
Comprehensive Music Curriculum | #Piano_Pedagogy | Music Course List
Ensembles | Composition Course List | Applied Music

Associate Professors: Dr. McKee, Dr. Morrow, Dr. Whitley (Chair)

Assistant Professor: Dr. Wilson

Adjunct Professors: Ms. Anderson, Dr. Buckner, Mr. Daniecki, Mr. de Jong, Mr. Hardy, Ms. Horton, Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. Kelly, Ms. LeGrand, Mr. Martin, Mr. Miller, Dr. Pruett, Dr. Thomas, Ms. Wishart, Ms. York

Campbell University offers five specialized tracks in Music including Music Education (with N.C. Certification in Music Education, K-12), Church Music, Composition, Comprehensive Music, and Piano Pedagogy. Admission to the Department of Music is open to students who complete an audition for the music faculty on an intended major applied instrument or voice. In addition to the general requirements for all undergraduate degrees, the course of study in Music includes courses in Music Theory, Aural Training, Music Literature, Music History and Music Performance. Candidates for graduation must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 on all college work attempted and a grade of "C" or better on each course required in Music. Additionally, Music Education majors must have a grade of "C" or better on each course required in Education, and Church Music majors must have a grade of "C" or better on each course required in Religion.

Music Department Handbook of Policies and Guidelines
In addition to requirements published in the catalogue, the Department of Music issues a Handbook of Policies and Guidelines to each student upon entrance to the Department of Music. The Handbook of Policies and Guidelines gives specific information regarding use of Facilities, Auditions, Juries, Junior Standing, Recital Performance and Attendance, and Minor Instrument Proficiencies and Guidelines.

Requirements for a Major in Music (CIP 50.0901)
The following courses are required of all music majors on all tracks: MUSC 101, 102, 103, 104, 132, 133, 201, 202, 203, 204, 221, 223, 331, 332, and 432. Students must enroll in a major ensemble (441, 443, or 456) with each semester of major applied study. Total semesters for major applied study vary with each track. Each track requires 2 semesters of minor applied study. The minor applied study for piano majors is determined following consolation with faculty adviser. The minor applied study for all other majors is piano. Each student must meet the guidelines in proficiency (defined in Handbook of Policies and Guidelines) before the minor applied requirement is satisfied. It may be necessary to take more than 2 hours of minor applied study to meet guideline proficiency requirements. If a student can meet guideline proficiency requirements prior to 2 semesters of minor applied study, the student may opt for another minor applied study. Completion of MUSC 101-104 eliminates four hours of the natural science requirement of the General College Curriculum. Course exemption is available in Music Theory through advanced placement testing. However, students who place beyond MUSC 101, 103, 201 or 203 must substitute each exempted course with MUSC 291, 302, 401 or 402 in observance with prerequisites.

Music Education (CIP 13.1312)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 420, 421, and 453. Seven semesters of major applied study culminating with a half recital in the seventh semester are required. Students must also complete the Professional Education sequence in the School of Education. Total number of hours: 139 ˝.

Church Music (CIP 50.0999)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 267, 326 (keyboard majors only) or 327 (instrumental or voice majors only), 427, 428, 429, 437, 438, and 457; RELG 125, 202, 212, 222, 224, and 226. Seven semesters of major applied study culminating with a half recital in the seventh semester are required. Total number of hours: 130.

Composition (CIP 50.0904)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 291, 302, 391, 392, 401, 402, 491, and 492. Six semesters of major applied study culminating with a half recital in the sixth semester are required. Additionally, enrollment in a major ensemble (441, 443, or 456) in the seventh and eighth semesters, and a half composition recital in the eighth semester are required. Total number of hours: 128.

Comprehensive Music Curriculum (CIP 50.0901)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 267, 302, 401, 402, and 461. Course of study requires 12 hours of free electives. Eight semesters of major applied study culminating with a full recital in the eighth semester are required. Total number of hours: 128.

Piano Pedagogy (50.0907)
The requirements include the following music courses in addition to those required of all music majors: MUSC 302, 324, 325, 335, 336, 425, 426, 435, and 436. Eight semesters of major applied study culminating with a half recital in the eighth semester are required. Total number of hours: 130.

Prerequisites
MUSC 101 and 102 are prerequisites to all credit music courses except the following: MUSC 131, 132, 133, 321, 437, Music Ensembles, and Applied Music. MUSC 201, 202 are prerequisites to the following: MUSC 302, 331, 332, 401, 402, 432, and 457. MUSC 101, 102, and 201 are prerequisites to MUSC 291. MUSC 291, 391, 392, 491, and 492 must be taken in sequence. HIST 111 and 112 are prerequisites to MUSC 331. Exceptions to the above must be made with the consent of the instructor and the Chairman of the Department.

Requirements for a Minor in Music
A minor in music includes MUSC 101, 102, 132, 133, 221, four hours of ensemble, three hours of applied music study, performance on two informal recitals, and one additional three-hour music lecture course. MUSC 131 may be substituted for MUSC 132 and 133.

Music Course List (MUSC 000)

100 Music Fundamentals (2)
Study of the basic fundamentals and rudiments of music including major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, solfege, introduction to harmonic analysis, elements of rhythm, and keyboard applications. This course is elective, and does not fulfill any requirement toward a degree in music.

101 Introduction to Theory (2)
The basic rudiments of music including scales, intervals, primary triads, melody, and rhythm with written and keyboard application. Brief consideration of the acoustics of music.

102 Introduction to Sightsinging and Ear Training (2)
Aural skills of music including scales, intervals, primary triads, melody, harmony, and rhythmic dictation on the elementary level.

103 Elementary Tonality (2)
Continued study of elementary music theory including melody, non-harmonic tones, secondary chords and inversions, modulations, and simple forms with written and keyboard application.

104 Sightsinging and Ear Training (2)
Continuation of aural skills of music including scales, intervals, primary and secondary triads, non-harmonic tones, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation on the upper-elementary level.

131 Music Appreciation (3)
An introduction to music through a rudimentary understanding of the principles of form and the elements of music. Various styles and types of vocal and instrumental works are studied. Historical and cultural backgrounds are included to show their influence on musical development from Gregorian Chant to the present.

132-133 Music Literature (1, l)
A study of basic vocabulary, forms, periods, and styles of Music. An introduction to music literature for freshman music majors.

161-162 Class Piano-Elementary (1, l)
Class instruction in piano, elementary level.

201-203 Advanced Tonality (2, 2)
A continuation of MUSC 103. Included in this study are seventh chords, altered chords, modulation, chromatic harmony, and the keyboard application of the principles studied.

202-204 Advanced Sightsinging and Ear Training (2, 2)
A continuation of MUSC 104. Advanced sightsinging and ear training.

205 History of Jazz (1)
The History of Jazz chronicles style periods and central figures in jazz history from the early 20th century until the present. This course is open to both majors and non-majors in music.

206 Handbell Ringing (1)
An introductory course to provide instruction and practice techniques so that students can gain confidence as handbell ringers, experience in leadership skills, and understanding of the structure of bell choirs and materials. The students will study a variety of published handbell music, and experiment with various ringing techniques. Students will practice through playing in an established bell choir and by observing other choirs. This course is open to both majors and non-majors in music.

207 Beginning Guitar Class (1)
An introductory course for beginning guitar including simple notation and chord reading, ensemble experience, rhythm strumming techniques, and chording for vocal accompaniment and group song.

221 Conducting (2)
A study of basic conducting techniques.

223 Advanced Conducting (2)
A continuation of 221. Class includes practical experience with ensembles.

261 Diction for Singers (1)
A course addressing pronunciation issues relating to singing in the six principal languages of western music--Latin, Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish. A central thrust of the course is the use of an familiarity with the International Phonetic Alphabet.

263 Woodwind Methods (l)
Study and practical application of the techniques of teaching and playing the flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon. Designed for Music Education majors.

264 Brass Methods (1)
Study and practical application of the techniques of teaching and playing the trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Designed for Music Education majors.

265 String Methods (1)
Study and practical application of the techniques of teaching and playing violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Designed for Music Education majors.

266 Percussion Methods (1)
Study and practical application of the techniques of teaching and playing percussion instruments including snare drum, timpani, keyboard, accessories, and drum set. Designed for Music Education majors.

267 Introduction to Electronic Music (1)
A survey of the history of electronic music. Practical application of the basic techniques of tape manipulation and elementary electronic music production. Required of Music Education majors.

302 Tonal Counterpoint (3)
A study of eighteenth-century contrapuntal techniques with emphasis on the style of Bach. Linear and vertical aspects and the analytical study of contrapuntal procedures and devices creatively applied in progressive exercises.

319 Music for the Preschool (2)
A study of philosophy, methods and materials appropriate to musical development of the preschool child. Course will include basic rudiments of music and music literature for preschool classroom. Basic performance skills with voice, autoharp and Orff instrumentarium is provided.

320 Practicum in Preschool Music (1)
Practical experience and application of methods and materials acquired in Music 319. Experience features musical leadership with preschoolers in a supervised setting.

321 Music for the Classroom Teacher (3)
The methods and materials used by the classroom teacher in presenting music in the elementary grades including a review of the basic rudiments of music. Development of basic performance skills on the piano, autoharp, and the Orff instrumentarium is provided. (Not offered to music majors.)

324 Elementary Piano Pedagogy (3)
A study of the methods and materials for teaching piano on the elementary level including observation of private and class piano.

325 Advanced Piano Pedagogy (3)
A study of the methods and materials for teaching piano on the intermediate and advanced levels including observation of private and class piano.

326 Service Playing (1)
Techniques and materials used in playing for church services. The course is for the Church Music major whose principal instrument is piano or organ.

327 Organ Nomenclature (1)
An introduction to the characteristics of the organ and the technique of organ playing. For the Church Music major whose principal instrument is not organ or organ.

331 Music History to 1750 (3)
A chronological study of the development of western music from its origins with emphasis on the growth of musical concepts. Study of composition techniques, styles, and the analysis of musical forms. Interrelation of music, painting, sculpture, literature, and architecture.

332 Music History 1750-1900 (3)
Consideration of literature, forms, and tonal concepts which emerge. Score analysis. Integration of literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture with music.

335 Piano Literature I, 1700-1830 (3)
A study of styles and structures of music for stringed keyboard instruments during the late Baroque, Classical and early Romantic eras with emphasis on characteristics of keyboard instruments, musical ornamentation and musical forms.

336 Piano Literature II, 1830-2000 (3)
A study of styles and structures of music for stringed keyboard instruments during the late Romantic era through the Twentieth Century with emphasis on performance practices, score study and aural identification.

401 Orchestration (3)
The study, techniques, and history of arranging for orchestra, band, and heterogeneous groups. Major project for full ensemble required.

402 Forms and Analysis (3)
A study of small and large forms from choral, piano, and symphonic literature.

420 Music Methods in the Secondary School (3)
A study of the techniques of the appropriate vocal and instrumental methods and materials for the secondary school (grades 6-12). The vocal component includes a study of the adolescent voice, organization and administration of the graded choir program, literature, materials, contest procedures and show choir. The instrumental component includes a study of beginner and intermediate methods, graded literature, organization and administration of the graded instrumental program, instrument maintenance, parade and show marching, and contest procedures.

421 Music Methods in the Elementary School (3)
A study of techniques of teaching, particular problems, and appropriate materials for elementary grades: the general music class, suitable song materials, the child voice, creativity, rhythmic activities, directed listening, elementary music theory and performance on simple instruments, such as recorder, autoharp, and the Orff instrumentarium. Laboratory experience in the public schools and University preschool music class constitute part of the program.

425-426 Supervised Teaching of Piano (3, 3)
Experience with teaching piano at various levels under the guidance and observation of the instructor.

427 Music for Children (3)
A study of the philosophy, organization, and appropriate materials for the church music program for children, preschool through age 12: particular problems, implementation of the church music program, the child voice.

428 Music for Youth and Adults (3)
A study of choral literature materials and techniques that are appropriate for use with youth and adult church choirs.

429 Church Music Philosophy and Administration (3)
Consideration of the principles and practice of the music ministry. Organization and methods used in promoting a well-rounded program of music. Definition of objectives and philosophy of the music program. A management approach to the administrative task designed to introduce those principles which should be involved in working with the total church staff and in guiding the work of others.

432 20th Century Music Literature and Theory (3)
A study of music literature of the twentieth century; trends, "isms," from the Post-Romantic to the present. Analysis and application of composition techniques of selected composers.

434 Piano Literature, Chamber Music (2)
A survey of composers and their major works composed for piano combined with other instruments in Chamber Ensemble.

435-436 Piano Ensemble (l, l)
Study and performance of literature for piano ensemble at one or more pianos.

437 Hymnology (3)
The historical and systematic study of poetic hymns and metrical tunes including the contributions of various ethnic groups to the body of Christian hymnody. Role of hymn literature in worship and evangelism as found in the liturgy of various Christian denominations.

438 Service Music and Solo Literature (1)
Exploration of the historical background of types of music used in the major worship traditions. Examination of published music with emphasis on the ideal use in corporate worship. Composition of music intended to aid in leading the individual to a satisfying worship experience.

453 Music Methods and Materials (1˝)
Correlated with Education 453. Designed for music education students in the "block." Includes discussion of procedures and problems particularly applicable to music education, as well as discussion of problems of student teaching. Advanced conducting included for the instrumental major.

457 Practicum in Church Music (4)
Conducted on a part-time basis during the final semester of college work. The student observes, aids, and ultimately assumes charge of rehearsals and in the worship service.

461 Recital (1)
Senior year, 50 minutes of music with program notes. A Junior recital of 25 minutes of music with program notes may be performed during the year prior to the senior recital.

465 Workshop in Orff Methodology (3)
Workshop designed to provide practical instruction for elementary music teachers in educational philosophy and methodological process of Karl Orff. Students completing this course will be certified in Orff Level I by the American Orff Shule-Werk Association.  

Music Ensembles

441 Campbell University Choir (1)
Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors by consent of the director, based on competitive tryouts. Concerts on campus and out-of-town, including Spring Tour. Performance concerts of secular and sacred choral music. The major University Choral Ensemble.

442 Campbell Voices (1)
A vocal chamber choir comprised of select vocal students. Literature is typically diverse, both sacred and secular. Group performs both alone and with the University Choir.

443 Choral Society (1)
Open to all students, faculty, and community people with consent of the director. Society Performance of secular and sacred music.

444 Mixed Chorus (1)
Open to all students. This course is designed to provide a choral ensemble experience for non-music majors. This class focuses on the enjoyment of singing and ensemble participation, rather than applied performance.

451 Guitar Ensemble (1)
Open to all students and faculty with consent of the director.

452 Chamber Ensemble (1)
Open to all students and faculty with consent of the director.

454 Jazz Ensemble (1)
Open to all students and faculty with the consent of the director.

455 Brass/Percussion Ensemble (1)
Open to all students and faculty with the consent of the director.

456 Wind Ensemble (1)
Concentration on wind ensemble and band literature. Major University instrumental organization. Open to all students and faculty with the consent of the director. Concerts on campus and out-of-town.

458 Percussion Ensemble (1)
Open to all students and faculty with the consent of the director.

459 Woodwind Ensemble
Open to all students and faculty with the consent of the director.

460 University Pep Band(0)
A music ensemble open to students by audition. This ensemble officially represents the school at athletic events and other special occasions. No academic credit is available. Participation is noted on the student’s official transcript.

Music Composition

These courses aim to develop the student’s ability and technique in musical composition and explore the concept of musical language and rhythm. Taught as applied music.

291 Composition I (2)
An introduction to compositional styles with a concentration on early 20th-century music including impressionism, free tonality, modal writing, and pandiatonicism.

391 Composition II (2)
Further study of 20th-century composition with the emphasis on polychords, polytonality, clusters, and heightened chromaticism.

392 Composition III (2)
Examination of 12-tone and serial compositional techniques. Avant garde music is also explored.

491 Composition IV (2)
Study of electronic music from simple tape manipulation to computer music.

492 Composition V (2)
Major concentration on developing the student’s own style, being eclectic from previous course work.

Applied Music List (MUS 000)

Private applied music instruction is offered on voice and the instruments listed below. Academic credit varies from 1-2 hours per semester. Music majors register for 2 hours credit on their major applied instrument or voice and meet weekly with the instructor for an hour lesson. Music minors and music majors studying a minor instrument or voice register for 1 hour credit and meet weekly with the instructor for a half hour lesson. The prefix for applied music study is "MUS." The first digit of the course listing indicates the level of study. Course listings beginning with ‘1’ indicate freshman level of study. Numbers beginning with ‘2’ indicate sophomore level of study, and so forth. The last two digits of the course listing indicate the specific instrument of applied study or voice. Section 1 indicates on credit hour, while section 2 indicates two credit hours.

MUS

 

 

370,

470,

Conducting

MUS

171,

271,

371,

471.

Piano

MUS

172,

272,

372,

472.

Organ

MUS

173,

273,

373,

473.

Voice

MUS

174,

274,

374,

474.

Flute

MUS

175,

275,

375,

475.

Oboe

MUS

176,

276,

376,

476.

Bassoon

MUS

177,

277,

377,

477.

Clarinet

MUS

178,

278,

378,

478.

Saxophone

MUS

179,

279,

379,

479.

Percussion

MUS

181,

281,

381,

481.

Trumpet

MUS

182,

282,

382,

482.

French Horn

MUS

183,

283,

383,

483.

Trombone

MUS

184,

284,

384,

484.

Euphonium

MUS

185,

285,

385,

485.

Tuba

MUS

186,

286,

386,

486.

Violin

MUS

187,

287,

387,

487.

Viola

MUS

188,

288,

388,

488.

Violoncello

MUS

189,

289,

389,

489.

Double Bass

MUS

190,

290,

390,

490.

Guitar

 

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