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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Department of Music


Department Information

Department Chair: Keith Bradshaw
Music 212 ~ (435) 586-7891
bradshaw@suu.edu

Administrative Assistant: Donna McIntyre
Music 205 ~ (435) 586-7890
mcintyre@suu.edu

Academic Advisor: Stephen Wagner
South Hall 101A ~ (435) 586-5420
stephenwagner@suu.edu

Website: http://www.suu.edu/pva/music/

Faculty: Professor: Carol A. Modesitt, Virginia Stitt;
Associate Professors:
Keith Bradshaw, Xun Sun; Kirill Gliadkovsky,
Assistant Professors:  Thomas Herb, Lawrence Johnson, Lynn Vartan;
Visiting Assistant Professors: Christian Bohnenstengel, Douglas Ipson, Doug Harris

Adjunct Faculty: www.suu.edu/pva/music/faculty.html

Staff: Staff Accompanist: Willem Van Schalkwyk

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Music Degree

Instrumental Emphasis 
Vocal Emphasis 
Piano Emphasis 

Bachelor of Arts

Music 

Bachelor of Music Education

Secondary Choral Emphasis 
Secondary Instrumental Emphasis 

Licensure

Bachelor of Music Education 

Minor

Music 

 See here for Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration (M.F.A.) .

Overview of Programs

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers SUU students a wide array of musical opportunities that can lead to a performance degree in music or a teaching degree in music. We also offer numerous performance electives for both music majors and non-majors, in such areas as Opera Theatre, Concert Choir, OPUS [Chamber Choir], Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, and several small ensembles. Because the SUU music faculty has an exceptional combination of both teaching and performing expertise, our students have won state, regional, and national recognition for their efforts, both at SUU and after graduation and have gone on to teaching music and professional performance careers.

Mission

The mission of the music department provides students a personalized learning environment to foster meaningful cultural experiences in the performance, understanding, and appreciation of the discipline and art of music.

Goals

  1. Music graduates will be able to perform with expression and musicianship
  2. Music graduates will be able to understand and analyze music in historical, theoretical, and formal contexts
  3. Music graduates will have useful keyboard skills
  4. Music graduates will understand the importance of music in societal, global, and cultural settings

The department provides instruction and experiences appropriate to its degree programs; provides coursework in music for general education and music performance; and produces musical events and concerts which enhance the cultural opportunities for the campus and community.

The department offers a bachelor of music education with a choice of emphasis in secondary choral/vocal or secondary instrumental; a bachelor of music degree with an emphasis in vocal performance, instrumental performance, or piano performance; and a bachelor of arts degree, with emphasis in performance. An entrance audition must be passed before acceptance into a music degree program is granted. The department offers an academic minor in music.

Department/Program Learning Outcomes

All Degrees

  1. Performance and Musicianship: Music graduates will:
    1. demonstrate advanced technical and artistic performance standards in their area of expertise.
    2. have a wide range of performance experience of the highest level.
    3. have a broad knowledge of literature in a wide variety of musical styles.
  2. History, Theory, Analysis: Music graduates will:
    1. conceptualize and perform music in its proper historical context.
    2. be able to analyze harmony and other aesthetic qualities of music.
    3. be able to research and write cogently about music.
    4. demonstrate the ability to perceive and understand music aurally.
  3. Piano proficiency: Music graduates will be able to:
    1. play and accompany simple folk songs by ear, in any key.
    2. transfer theory and skills concepts to the keyboard.
    3. read at sight at the level of 4-part hymns.
  4. Music in Social and Cultural contexts: Music graduates will:
    1. have an understanding of the role of music in society.
    2. participate in cultural experiences which will enlarge multicultural understanding.
    3. possess an understanding of the responsibility of building the audiences of the future.

Additional Learning Outcomes, Bachelor of Music Education Degree

  1. Performance and Musicianship: Music graduates will:
    1. demonstrate a level of technical and artistic proficiency that is on par for the national standards for success in graduate school.
    2. have designed and executed musical events such as solo recitals with a level of professionalism that is on par for graduate study.
    3. demonstrate a deep and broad understanding of the literature in their field.
  2. History, Theory, Analysis: Music graduates will have:
    1. a far-reaching exposure to and knowledge of literature in their area of expertise.
    2. knowledge of multiple pedagogical approaches in their area of expertise.
  3. Social and Cultural: Music graduates will be prepared to:
    1. contribute to the community and the profession through performances on a professional level.
    2. promote appreciation of art music within the society.