2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Wind Instruments, BMus


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Contact

Bradley Ethington, Chair, Department of Applied Music and Performance
401 Crouse College, 315-443-0475, bpething@syr.edu

Faculty

Jill Coggiola (Clarinet), Michael Coldren (Tuba and Euphonium), Kelly Covert (Flute), Dana DiGennaro (Flute), Jon Garland (Horn), William Harris (Trombone), Diane Hunger (Saxophone), Alina Plourde (Oboe), Gregory Quick (Bassoon), John Raschella (Trumpet)

Description

The performance program stresses the development of technical skills, repertory, poise, and overall musicianship. Since most performers continue study beyond the bachelor’s degree, the program also provides a sound basis for advanced study. To reflect preparation for upper-division recital(s), upper-division credits in the principal performance area increase from 2 to 4 credits per hour of instruction.

Student Learning Outcomes


Principal Performance Area (Lower Division Sequence):
a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Secondary Performance Area/Keyboard Competency (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional keyboard skills to support musicianship at the appropriate level.

Harmony & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. identify/describe common elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis.

b. identify/describe musical forms, processes, and structures.

Aural Skills & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. produce and recognize music at the appropriate level.

Ensemble Performance (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.

History & Repertoire (Lower Division Sequence):

a. describe music history and identify repertoire through the present time, including the study and experience of musical languages and cultures.

Principal Performance Area (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Ensemble Performance (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.

Music Conducting (Upper Division Sequence):

a. work as a leader, and in collaboration, on matters of musical interpretation.

Performance Major Sophomore Evaluation:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Performance Major Junior Recital:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Performance Major Senior Recital:

a. demonstrate skills for functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. demonstrate the ability to perform a cross-section of repertoire.

Program Requirements


Major Requirements: 52 credits


  • PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE AREA:  24 credits
  • SECONDARY PERFORMANCE AREA:  4 credits
    (Keyboard Skills Unless Piano or Organ Student)

Large Ensembles: 8 credits


  • One Large Ensemble Required for Each Semester in Residence

Small Ensembles: 4 credits


Weekly Student Convocations: 0 credits


  • Required for Each Semester in Residence

Area Specialty/Music Electives: 14-16 credits


  • No HOM Courses Allowed

Academic Electives: 24 credits


Foreign Language  (4 credits)

Social Sciences  (6 credits)

Arts & Sciences Electives  (6 credits)

Free Academic Electives  (8 credits)

Total Credits Required: 123


Degree Awarded: BMus in Wind Instruments


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