Division IV Chair: B. Wooten


Program Chair & Director of Music: K. Bullock


Faculty: S. Bolster, T. Bratton, K. Bullock, M. Calkins, J. Clavere, L. Clavere, L. DiSavino, A. Hammond, J. Hedger, D. Stevens, A. Sutherland, and A. White




Courses: MUA Courses; MUS Courses


Major/Minor Requirements: Music B.A.Music Education Vocal or Instrumental Emphasis, with P-12 Teaching Certification B.A.Music Minor


The Music Program assumes leadership in the musical arts area for the campus. The Program offers private instruction in several instruments, and a variety of large and small instrumental and vocal ensembles. In addition, the Program offers a clearly defined succession of courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, Music Education—Vocal, and Music Education—Instrumental. Both Music Education programs lead to P-12 teacher certification. (See section to follow for requirements and recommendations for Music Education majors.)

A Music minor is also offered (requirements to follow the major program sections).

In addition to supporting students' achievement of the Aims of General Education, the Music Program seeks to assist students in meeting the following learning goals and associated learning outcomes:

Learning Goal 1: Develop basic skills, knowledge and appreciation of music in a theoretical, cultural, and historical context.

Learning Outcome 1.1: Develop perceptual (listening and hearing) skills basic to a knowledge and appreciation of music.

Learning Outcome 1.2: Develop conceptual (thinking and understanding) skills basic to a knowledge and appreciation of music.

Learning Outcome 1.3: Demonstrate ability to listen actively to music and to engage critically and constructively with others in the exchange of ideas about music.

Learning Goal 2: Develop musical skills on a musical instrument(s).

Learning Outcome 2.1: Develop musical performance skills through individual lessons and participation in musical ensembles.

Learning Outcome 2.2: Master technical skills on one's primary instrument.

Learning Goal 3: Develop effective writing skills appropriate for music professionals and for potential continuance into graduate programs in various fields of music.

Learning Outcome 3.1: Construct and strongly support an argument utilizing and citing appropriate scholarly sources for musical research and musical terminology.

Learning Outcome 3.2: Design program notes and/or other forms of professional writing projects in music demonstrating professional standards in the usage of grammar, punctuation, focus, and organization. 

Learning Outcome 3.3: Construct writing projects that synthesize historical and analytical concepts. 

Learning Goal 4: Broader context of musicianship: synthesis of knowledge, skills, and experience of music.

Learning Outcome 4.1: Develop artistic interpretation of the literature appropriate to the instrument.

Learning Outcome 4.2: Integrate knowledge of music history, literature and theory with interpretation and evaluation of music.

Learning Outcome 4.3: Demonstrate comprehension and synthesis of musical understanding through performance, writing, teaching, and oral presentations.

Learning Goal 5: Develop an understanding of the relationship between music, the other fine arts, and liberal arts in general.

Learning Outcome 5.1: Develop musical skills on a musical instrument or instruments (offered at all levels, beginning through advanced) as an opportunity for continued life-long enrichment, enjoyment, and support of the arts.

Learning Outcome 5.2: Participate in musical ensembles and enroll in music courses as a means of enhancing the students' musical growth, emphasizing the value of creativity and aesthetic response, and fostering the support of musical activities in their future.

Additional Learning Goals & Outcomes for Music Education Majors:

Learning Goal 6: Development of a strong pedagogical base for teaching music.

Learning Outcome 6.1: Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the philosophical, historical, sociological, and psychological foundations of music education.

Learning Outcome 6.2: Demonstrate proficiency with a broad range of methodologies, materials, and technologies for the teaching, coaching, and conducting of music in a myriad of settings.

Learning Outcome 6.3: Demonstrate knowledge and command of an appropriate musical repertoire in the relevant teaching area(s).

Learning Outcome 6.4: Demonstrate proficiency on a major and minor instrument, one of which must be a keyboard instrument.

Learning Outcome 6.5: Demonstrate ability to organize and implement instruction, both for the student’s conceptual understanding and for development of pedagogical skills.


Music Course Sequencing Table

Please be aware that the table below represents current planning and is subject to change based on faculty availability and student interest.  It is not meant to represent any guarantee to the student that the courses will be offered in the term in which they are currently planned.

CourseFall 14Spr 15Fall 15Spr 16Fall 16Spr 17
MUS 106X X X 
MUS 115 X X X
MUS 118AX X X 
MUS 118B X X X
MUS 220X X X 
MUS 221X X X 
MUS 222 X X X
MUS 223 X X X
MUS 234 X X X
MUS 320X X X 
MUS 321X X X 
MUS 322 X X X
MUS 323 X X X
MUS 326X   X 
MUS 328 X   X
MUS 329X   X 
MUS 330X   X 
MUS 331 X   X
MUS 335  X   
MUS 336   X  
MUS 337  X   
MUS 342V   X  
MUS 400 X X X