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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Music, B.A.


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Objectives


The purpose of the Department of Music is to provide quality music instruction both for students who wish to pursue music as a career and for students who wish to enrich their lives through non-career oriented study and performance. Students and faculty work together to foster aesthetic involvement and creative and scholarly inquiry that support a vital community of music learning. Instruction emphasizes a personal approach. Through the presentation of diverse musical programs, the department also sustains and enriches the cultural vitality of the University and its surrounding communities. The work of the department further supports the goals of Jesuit and Marymount education by strengthening the socializing influence of music both within the University and the world at large.

The Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, the requirements of which can serve as an excellent foundation for students undertaking advanced studies in preparation for such careers as musicology, composition, ethnomusicology, music librarianship, and pedagogy-oriented teaching. In addition to meeting all general University admissions requirements, students who wish either to major or minor in Music must meet specific Department of Music entrance requirements.

Loyola Marymount University and the Department of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Student Learning Outcomes


Students majoring in Music should be able to:

  • Develop physical coordination and technical skills required for specific musical activities (conducting, singing, instrumental performance)
  • Apply essential principles of music theory and form to the study and evaluation of musical scores (critical skills)
  • Display familiarity with musical notation in performance and original composition (creative skills).

Students majoring in Music should know:

  • The historical evolution of Western music as evidenced by style periods, performance practices, and representative composers and their works
  • The varieties of music as a cultural phenomenon seen in its interrelationship with belief systems, life-ways, and language.

Students majoring in Music are presented with the opportunity to value:

  • The power of music as an expression and reflection of human emotion and responsiveness
  • The experience of aesthetic engagement that allows for deep identification with music
  • The synthesis of perspectives—physical, technical, analytical, historical—that leads to a cultured musical sensibility and artistic performance.

Admission to the Major and Minor


An audition in an applied emphasis (guitar, drum set, piano, strings, voice) is required before admission to the major or minor. Audition requirements appropriate to each emphasis (instrumental or voice) are available on-line and from the administrative office (Burns 103) of the Department of Music.

Retention in the Major


The following standards must be met by majors in the Department of Music:

Foreign Language Requirement


One semester of foreign language selected from the following:

Note:


The language option selected may be taken for Credit/No Credit grading but requires the approval of the Chairperson and the applied emphasis instructor.

Music Major Curriculum (MUSC)


48 Semester Hours (plus Foreign Language Requirement)

Applied Emphasis Ensemble(s)


Note:


* must be taken concurrently
** must be taken concurrently
*** includes guitar, string, piano, and percussion ensembles

Concentration Requirements


12 Semester Hours/Upper Division Music

With the approval of the director of the Concentration, all music majors must declare and complete an upper division Concentration. It is possible to complete two Concentrations with the approval of an academic advisor and the department chairperson. In order to fulfill a double Concentration, the student must take all classes required in each of the selected Concentrations. Music courses fulfilling one Concentration may not be used to satisfy the requirements of a second Concentration.

Instrumental Studies (INIS)


Required Courses:

Additional 6 semester hours selected from the following:

Vocal Studies (VOVS)


Required Courses:

Additional 6 semester hours selected from the following:

Theory/Composition (INTC or VOTC)


Required Courses:

Additional 5 semester hours selected from the following:

Note:

* Piano for non-pianists; choice of other instrument or voice for pianists.

Note:

A grade of B+ (3.3) or above in the four semesters of Music Theory & Form (MUSC 121 , MUSC 122 , MUSC 221 , MUSC 222 ) is required to be considered for admission to the Theory/Composition Concentration.

Music History/Literature (INMH or VOMH)


Additional 5 semester hours selected from the following:

Note:

A grade of A- (3.7) or above in MUSC 316 , MUSC 317 , and MUSC 318  is required to be considered for admission to the Music History/Literature Concentration.

World Music/Ethnomusicology (INWM or VOWM)


Required Courses:

Note:

A grade of B+ or above in MUSC 303  is required to be considered for admission to the World Music/Ethnomusicology Concentration.

Conducting (INCD or VOCD)


Required Courses:

Additional 5 semester hours selected from the following:

Note:

* Students in this Concentration take one of these courses as a general music requirement and the other as a Concentration requirement.

Note:

A grade of A- (3.7) or above in MUSC 332  or MUSC 333  (when taken as a general music requirement) is required to be considered for admission to the Conducting Concentration.

Applied Music


Individual Instructions

Music Major/Minor


Individual instruction (Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, and Voice)


Music majors are required to complete a minimum of four semesters, and Music minors two semesters, of individual instruction in the following emphasis areas:

Private applied lessons requirements


Each semester hour of earned credit in private applied lessons requires the following:

  1. One 50-minute private lesson weekly (total 14) 
  2. Enrollment in MUSC 101 Studio Class  
  3. Minimum of one (1) Studio Class performance per semester
  4. End of semester performance jury

Private applied lessons eligibility


Only students who have been officially accepted through audition and declared music majors or minors by the Department of Music may enroll in private applied lessons.

No applied music fee is required.

Practice room facilities


Practice room facilities (free of charge) are available to all applied music students enrolled for credit.

Applied music course repeatability


Applied music courses are repeatable for credit. Majors who wish to continue credit enrollment beyond minimum requirements may enroll in the subsequent offerings.

Music Non-Major/Non-Minor


Individual instruction (Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Winds, and Voice)


Individual instruction is available in Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Winds, and Voice. Permission of professor required.

There is an applied music fee of $460.00 per semester for fourteen 30-minute weekly lessons. Applied music courses are repeatable for credit.

Class instruction (Voice, Guitar, Piano)


Class instruction is available in voice, guitar, and piano for students at the beginning level.

Ensembles


Music Major/Minor


Music majors are required to complete four semesters, and Music minors two semesters, of active participation in an ensemble appropriate to the area of individual instruction emphasis.

Music Non-Major/Non-Minor


Membership is open to all students and the University community on audition-after-enrollment basis.

Note:


* Includes guitar, string, piano, and percussion ensembles. These classes are repeatable for credit.

Music Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16-19 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 14-16 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • MUSC 318 Music History: 1820 to Present 3 semester hours
  • MUSC Upper Division Concentration 2 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-17 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • MUSC Upper Division Concentration 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective Non-Music 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 2 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • MUSC Upper Division Elective 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 2 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Note:


This Four-Year Plan is only a model. Some music course scheduling will vary due to the departmental rotation of classes.

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