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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music

Department Chairperson: Lillian Kay Dawson

Program Coordinator: Mark Smith

The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music with four tracks:

music studies, concentrations in gospel music and commercial music and technology, and an option in music education grades K-12.

The department offers courses to all students to broaden their understanding and enjoyment of music as a fine art.

All students who qualify may participate for credit, or without credit, in the various performance groups sponsored by the department.

All students are encouraged to audition as early as possible for scholarship and financial aid consideration.

Admission to the department of music is contingent upon the successful completion of an instrumental, piano, or vocal audition and a written music theory placement examination. Entering students who do not meet the minimum standards to be music majors may be admitted conditionally. Students must remove identified deficiencies within the first year of matriculation before being fully admitted as music majors.

During enrollment in the university, all music majors are required to register for MUSM (1800 Performance Class). This zero-credit course is pass/fail and is based upon attendance at on-campus music recitals, concerts, or master classes. Full-time enrollment requires attendance at a minimum of 10 scheduled music events. Part-time enrollment requires attendance at a minimum of five scheduled music events. Students may substitute a maximum of two off-campus events with appropriate documentation.

Students who have no keyboard experience will be expected to acquire some proficiency in piano prior to completion of 60 credit hours.

Completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Music with an option in music education qualifies students for an Illinois Special Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement for teaching music grades K-12. Licensure requires the successful completion of the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or the equivalent, the Music content area test, and the edTPA. The program meets Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) standards for music education.

Honors Program in Music

Admission requirements

  • 3.25 GPA or higher in music.
  • 3.0 GPA or higher overall.
  • Completion of MUSM 1112, 1116, and 3020.
  • Completion of honors application approved by the faculty mentor and department chair.

Program Requirements

  • Complete nine credit hours in designated honors classes selected from the following: MUSM 3021 Music History and Literature II, MUSM 3800 Junior Recital, MUSM 4014 Orchestration, MUSM 4040 Conducting, MUSM 4800 Senior Recital.
  • Complete MUSM 3000 Independent Study (3.0 credit hours) with a faculty member in music who will guide the honors thesis or project.
  • Earn a B or higher in each honors class.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.25 in music.
  • Course requirements must be fulfilled over a period of at least three semesters. An honors course should be taken each semester.

Honors Classes

The designated honors classes will be offered in conjunction with existing courses. Honors students who have been accepted in the Honors Program in Music will be given additional reading and assignments in these classes.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

General Requirements for Music Studies

Students must:

  • register and participate in MUSM 1800 during the fall and spring semesters while enrolled full or part-time time at the university.
  • register and participate in either the university concert band or jazz band if an instrumental major, or the concert choir if a vocal major, during the fall and spring semesters while enrolled full time at the university. Piano and guitar majors may choose between concert band, concert choir, or jazz band.
  • perform a senior recital, which must be a minimum of 25 minutes of music.  Four weeks before the recital, the student must successfully complete a recital hearing for a minimum of two music faculty. 
  • pass an exit piano proficiency examination before graduation
  • complete 120 credit hours : 39 credit hours in general education, 50 credit hours in music specialization, and 31 credit hours in electives. 

Specific Requirements

General Education (39 hours)

6 credit hours in composition

6 credit hours in a single foreign language

3 credit hours in oral communication

3 credit hours in math elective

6 credit hours in natural sciences: 1 biology and 1 physical science (1 course must include a lab)

9 credit hours in social sciences (3 elective courses from at least two disciplines)

6 credit hours in humanities and fine arts: 1 humanities course and 1 fine arts course

Embedded Requirements: one critical thinking course and one diversity course

Music Specialization (50 hours)

Musicianship

28 credit hours: MUSM 1000, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 3020, 3021, 4014, and 4040

Applied Major

12 hours from MUSA: a minimum of 4 semesters (8 credit hours) of applied lessons at the 1000 level and a minimum of 2 semesters (4 credit hours) of applied lessons at the 2000 level. The student must successfully complete a proficiency hearing to advance to the 2000 level of applied lessons.

Large Ensemble

8 credit hours of MUSE 1110, 1130, or 1140

Small Ensemble

2 credit hours of MUSE, chosen from the small ensemble list

Performance Class

MUSM 1800 every semester of full-time or part-time enrollment

Senior Recital

MUSM 4800 fulfills the senior thesis/capstone requirement

Open Elective Hours: (31 hours)

Student may select elective courses from across the university with approval from the department. Student may select a maximum of 14 credit hours from MUS and MUSM 2000 level courses, and MUSM 4900. 

General Requirements for Gospel Music 

Students must:

  • register and participate in MUSM 1800 during the fall and spring semesters while enrolled full or part-time at the university.
  • register and participate in the gospel choir or large ensemble during the fall and spring semesters while enrolled full time at the university.
  • perform a senior recital, which must be a minimum of 25 minutes of music.  Four weeks before the recital, the student must successfully complete a recital hearing for a minimum of two music faculty. 
  • pass an exit piano proficiency examination before graduation
  • complete 120 credit hours : 39 credit hours in general education, 56 credit hours in music specialization, and 25 credit hours in electives.

Specific Requirements

General Education (39 hours)

6 credit hours in composition

6 credit hours in a single foreign language

3 credit hours in oral communication

3 credit hours in math

6 credit hours in natural sciences: 1 biology and 1 physical science (1 course must include a lab)

9 credit hours in social sciences: 2 electives courses and AFAM 1000

6 credit hours in humanities and fine arts: 1 humanities course and 1 fine arts course

Embedded Requirements: one critical thinking course and one diversity course

Music Specialization (56 hours)

Musicianship

24 credit hours: MUSM 1000, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1115, 1116, 1117, 3020, 3021, 3111, and 4040

Gospel Music Concentration

12 credit hours: MUS 2100, 2215, 2221, and 2223

Applied Major

12 credit hours from MUSA: a minimum of 6 semesters (12 credit hours) at the 1000 level

Ensemble

6 credit hours of MUSE 1144; and

2 credit hours of MUSE 1110 or 1140

Performance Class

MUSM 1800 every semester of full-time or part-time enrollment

Senior Recital

MUSM 4800 fulfills the senior thesis/capstone requirement

Open Elective Hours: (25 hours)

Student may select elective courses from across the university with approval from the department. Student may select a maximum of 12 credit hours from MUS and MUSM 2000 level courses, and MUSM 4900.

General Requirements for Commercial Music and Technology

Students must:

  • register and participate in MUSM 1800 during the fall and spring semesters while enrolled full or part-time at the university.
  • register and participate in the music production group during the fall and spring semesters while enrolled full time at the university.
  • perform a senior recital, which must be a minimum of 25 minutes of music.  Four weeks before the recital, the student must successfully complete a recital hearing for a minimum of two music faculty. 
  • pass an exit piano proficiency examination before graduation
  • complete 120 credit hours : 39 credit hours in general education, 54 credit hours in music specialization, and 27 credit hours in electives.

Specific Requirements

General Education (39 hours)

6 credit hours in composition

6 credit hours in a single foreign language

3 credit hours in oral communication

3 credit hours in math

6 credit hours in natural sciences: 1 biology and 1 physical science (1 course must include a lab)

9 credit hours in social sciences: 3 elective courses from at least two disciplines

6 credit hours in humanities/fine arts: 1 humanities course and 1 fine arts course

Embedded Requirements: one critical thinking course and one diversity course

Music Specialization (54 hours)

Musicianship

22 credit hours: MUSM 1000, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1115, 1116, 1117, 3020, 3021 3111, and 3115

Commercial Music and Technology Concentration

12 credit hours: MUS 2100, 2150, 2217, and MUSM 3115

Applied Major

12 credit hours from MUSA: a minimum of 6 semesters (12 credit hours) at the 1000 level

Ensemble

8 credit hours in MUSE 1180

Performance Class

MUSM 1800 every semester of full-time or part-time enrollment

Senior Recital

MUSM 4800 fulfills the senior thesis/capstone requirement

Open Electives (27 hours)

Student may select elective courses from across the university with approval from the department. Student may select a maximum of 12 credit hours from MUS and MUSM 2000 level courses and MUSM 4900.

General Requirements for Music Education:

Students must:

  • register and participate in MUSM 1800 during the fall and spring semesters while enrolled full or part-time at the university.
  • register and participate in either the university concert band if an instrumental major, or the concert choir if a vocal major, during the fall and spring semesters while enrolled full time at the university. Piano and guitar majors may choose between concert band or concert choir.
  • perform a senior recital, which must be a minimum of 25 minutes of music.  Four weeks before the recital, the student must successfully complete a recital hearing for a minimum of two music faculty. 
  • pass an exit piano proficiency examination before student teaching.
  • a grade of C or above is required in all general education, professional education and music courses, either as transfer credit or completed at Chicago State University. A grade of B or above is required in student teaching.
  • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in all program course work, either as transfer credit or completed at Chicago State University, is required for admission to the College of Education.
  • admission to the College of Education requires successful completion of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (English, Math, Reading) and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all program coursework. Enrollment in Student Teaching (MUSM 4076) requires successful completion of the Music Licensure Content Area Test (K-12). The final grade for Student Teaching requires successful completion of the edTPA.
  • complete 131 credit hours : 39 credit hours in general education, 61 credit hours in music specialization, and 31 credit hours/120 field hours in professional education.

Specific Requirements

General Education (39 credit hours)

6 credit hours in composition

6 credit hours in a single foreign language

3 credit hours in oral communication

3 credit hours in mathematics

6 credit hours in natural sciences: BIOL 1070 or 1080; 3 hours in physical sciences elective; at least one course must be a laboratory course

9 credit hours in social sciences: HIST 1310 or POL 1010; PSYC 1100, 2040

6 credit hours in humanities and fine arts: MUS 2285 and 3 credit hours in humanities elective

Embedded Requirements: one critical thinking course and one diversity course

Music Specialization (61 credit hours)

Musicianship

28 credit hours: MUSM 1000, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 3020, 3021, 4014, and 4040

Music Instruments and Methods

12 credit hours: 2201, 2202, 2203, 2204, 2206, and 2207

Applied Major

12 hours from MUSA: a minimum of 4 semesters (8 credit hours) of applied lessons at the 1000 level and a minimum of 2 semesters (4 credit hours) of applied lessons at the 2000 level. The student must successfully complete a proficiency hearing to advance to the 2000 level of applied lessons.

Large Ensemble

7 credit hours of MUSE 1110 or 1140

Small Ensemble

2 credit hours of MUSE, chosen from the small ensemble list

Performance Class

MUSM 1800 every semester of full-time or part-time enrollment

Senior Recital

MUSM 4800 fulfills the senior thesis/capstone requirement

Professional Education (31 credit hours/120 field hours):

MUSM 1261; ED 2000; PSYC 2020; S Ed 4301,

4303*; READ 4100*; MUSM 4061*, 4062*, 4063*, 1092*, and 4076*

* Courses require admission to the College of Education.

Music Minor (23 credit hours)

All students who wish to minor in music shall demonstrate proficiency in a performing medium (instrumental, piano, or vocal) by audition before entering the program minor.

The requirements for minors must be completed prior to graduation in order for the minor to appear on the transcript. For more information about minors, see the chairperson of the department.

Required Courses

14 credit hours: MUS 1111, 1134; MUSM 1111, 1112, 1115, and 1116

Elective Courses

9 credit hours:  Chosen from MUS courses, applied lessons, or MUSE ensembles, with approval of the department.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements

All students must complete a minimum of core courses in English composition, foreign language, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences to satisfy the university general education requirements. In addition to satisfying university general education requirements, all students completing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete the following College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements, which include courses from the areas of humanities, natural sciences/mathematics, and social sciences. General education requirements are to be distributed as follows:

General Education Curriculum

Core Requirements (18 credit hours)

The core requirements, which include writing, computing, and reasoning, are enabling skills students need to participate successfully in the intellectual life of the university and pursue any degree successfully. Course work in these areas provides the fundamental background essential to developing proficiency in individual majors. Courses that teach these skills should be taken during the freshman year.

(6 hours) Composition: English 1230 or 1270 and English 1240 or 1280.

(6 hours) Foreign Language: Two-semester sequence in a single foreign language from the following: AFL/CHIN/FREN/GER/JPN/SPAN 1010 & 1020, FREN 1200 & 1210, FREN/SPAN 2010 & 2020 (AF L 1100, FREN 2120, and RUS 1200 may not be used to satisfy the language requirement).

(3 hours) Mathematics: MATH 1200 (and any other courses of a “higher” level than this course).

(3 hours) Oral Communication: CMAT 1130, 1140, 2030, ENG 2011

General Requirements (21 credit hours)

The general requirements provide students with exposure to the content, tradition, and methods of mathematics and the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. They provide an appreciation of the complexity and interdependence of these broad areas of knowledge, and they afford a familiarity with a common pool of knowledge generally used to understand and used to approach problems in society.

(6 hours) Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 credit hours must be from Humanities (AFL 1100, ENG 1260, ENG 2160, ENG 2190, ENG 2210, ENG 2330, ENG 2340, ENG 2410, ENG 2440, ENG 2910, ENG 2940, PHIL 1010, PHIL 1020, PHIL 1030, PHIL 1040, PHIL 2710) and 3 credit hours in the area of Fine Arts ( ART 1100, ART 1200, ART 2030, ART 2040, ART 2050 (cross-listed with MUS 2050), ART 2101, ART 2102, ART 2103, ART 2105, ART 2110, ART 2120, ART 2140, ART 2150, ART 2401, ART 2455, ART 2500, ART 2540, ART 2570, ART 2600, CMAT 2040, CMAT 2170, CMAT 2140, CMAT 2310, CMAT 2550, MUS 1134, MUS 2050 (cross-listed with ART 2050), MUS 2215, MUS 2216, MUS 2217, MUS 2285, MUS 2286, MUS 2287).

(6 hours) Natural Sciences: Three hours from the life sciences and three hours from the physical sciences, of which one course must have a lab. , chosen from the following:

BIOL 1070, BIOL 1080, BIOL 1300, BIOL 1710, CHEM 1400 (lec) & 1410 (lab), GEOG 1400, PH S 1000, PH S 1080, PH S 1100, PH S 1130, PH S 1150, PHYS 2110.

(9 hours) Social Sciences: At least two different disciplines, chosen from the following: AFAM 1000, AFAM 1020, ANTH 1010, ANTH 2010, ECON 1000, ECON 1010, ECON 1020, GEOG 1000, GEOG 1100, GEOG 2200, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, HIST 1300, HIST 1310, H S 2200, LIMS 1100, POL 1010, PSYC 1100, PSYC 2000, PSYC 2040, SOC 1010, SOC 1110, SOC 1200, SOC 1250, SOC/GEOG 1500, SOC 2120, WS 2000.

Embedded General Education Requirements

Embedded requirements are requirements that can be satisfied at the same time other requirements are satisfied. For example, Sociology 1250 fulfills both a social science requirement and the diversity requirement.

(3) Critical Thinking*: 3 credit hours of critical thinking courses, chosen from the following: ECON 1000, GEOG 2200, LIMS 1100, PH S 1080, PHIL 1020, PHIL 1030, PHYS 2110, POL 1000.

(3) Diversity*: 3 credit hours of courses that fulfill the diversity requirement, chosen from the following: AFAM 1000, AFAM 1020, ANTH 1010, ANTH 2010, ART 2110, ART 2150, CMAT 2170, CMAT 2140, CMAT 2310, ENG 2210, ENG 2410, ENG 2910, GEOG 1000, GEOG 1100, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, HIST 2840, HIST 2850, MUS 2285, MUS 2286, MUS 2287, PHIL 2710, REC 2050, SOC 1200, SOC 1250, WS 2000.

* Lists of critical thinking and diversity courses are subject to change due to further course approvals by the University General Education Committee.

Major Requirements: See departmental listing for the specific major.

Electives: See departmental listing for the specific major.

Other Requirements

Successful completion of the English Qualifying Examination and the Reading Qualifying examination.

Total semester hours required for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is a minimum of 120 credit hours.

***NOTE: Minor programs must be completed prior to graduation in order to appear on the transcript.

General Education Requirements for Professional Degrees

Students pursuing professional degrees in the Department of Music must complete general education requirements as listed with the Department of Music.

General Education Requirements in Teacher Education Options

See the departmental listings in this catalog for the specific general education requirements of the teacher education programs in art, biology, chemistry, English, geography, history, mathematics, music, physics, and Spanish.

Professional Education Requirements

The following courses are required in all teacher education programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Some programs have additional professional education courses beyond those listed here. See individual departmental listings for details. Refer to the College of Education requirements for information regarding requirements for Professional Educator Licensure (PEL).

Formal admission to the College of Education requires successful completion of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Alternatively, students may be admitted with an ACT Plus Writing composite score of 22 or SAT composite score of 1030 on critical reading and mathematics. Scores earned more than 10 years ago will not be accepted.Beginning Fall 2015, students will also complete the pre-service Teacher Performance Assessment of their readiness to practice. This assessment, the edTPA, will be completed during student teaching and includes planning, instructional delivery, use and teaching of “Academic Language”, assessment and reflection. edTPA has been implemented as a result of the enactment of Illinois Senate Bill 1799.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has changed requirements for middle grade endorsements that will become effective February 1, 2018. Candidates in current programs who wish to obtain middle grade endorsements must complete the program and have the middle grade endorsement issued by January 31, 2018.

Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Certification

CAS 2630 Classroom Management Seminar (1)

ED 1500 College of Education Seminars (1)*

ED 1520 Introduction to Teaching (2)*

ED 2000 History and Philosophy of American Public Education (3)

ED 4500 Principles and Practices in Secondary Education (2)

PSYC 2020 Educational Psychology (3)

S ED 4301 Characteristics of Exceptional Children (3)

S ED 4303 Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs (2)

READ 4100 Content Reading for Middle School and Secondary School Teachers (2)

Teaching Methodology in the Content Area/ Student Teaching and Seminars I (varies by program; see departmental listing for details)

Student Teaching and Seminar II (6 credit hours)

***Music Education has alternative courses to meet these requirements.

Art and Design

Department Chairperson: Lillian Kay Dawson

Minor in Art (21 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

Art 1100, 1200, 1280

Elective Courses: (12 credit hours)

Twelve credit hours of any art courses with approval of program.

Minor in Art History (21 credit hours)

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

Art 2101, 2102, 2103

Elective Courses: (12 credit hours)

Twelve credit hours of any art history courses with approval of program.