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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MUSIC, COMPOSITION MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

 

Dean Robert Freeman of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes in the undergraduate program in the College of Fine Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on November 8, 2001. The dean approved the changes on October 8, 2002, and submitted them to the secretary on January 29, 2003. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 6, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 7, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 3, 2003, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on March 17 , 2003.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council




This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on March 4, 2003. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MUSIC, COMPOSITION MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

 

On pages 211-212, in the section DEGREES, under the heading REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MUSIC in the College of Fine Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:

COMPOSITION MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described pages 205-206.
2. Music
A.   Performance: At least fourteen semester hours, consisting of four semesters of principal instrument course 210, two semesters of principal instrument course 260 and approval of the faculty, and Music 222J or 223J. Proficiency in Piano 202, second semester, and approval of the faculty are required if the principal instrument is not piano.
B. Music literature, music theory, and composition:
[1. Traditional concentration:] At least fifty-seven semester hours, consisting of
[a.] 1. Music literature: Music 313M; 313N; and 330M, 334, 342, or 379K.
[b.] 2. Music theory: Music 605, 411, 612, 221J, 221K, 325L, 325M, 226J, 226K, and 364.
[c.] 3. Composition: Two semesters of Music 214C, two semesters of 224G, at least two semesters of 224J and approval of the music theory and composition faculty, and 329E. Fulfillment of this requirement signifies the completion of original compositions of a quality and a quantity sufficient to present the composition recital described below. At the discretion of the music theory and composition faculty, a student may be required to complete more than two semesters of Music 224J.
[2. Jazz studies concentration: At least fifty-nine semester hours, consisting of
[a. Music literature: Music 313M, 313N, and 343J.
[b. Music theory: Music 605, 411, 612, 218J, 221J, 221K, 325L, 325M, 226J, 226K, 228G, and 328M.
[c. Composition: Music 214C, 224G, at least one semester of 224J and approval of the music theory and composition faculty, two semester of 228P, and 329E. Fulfillment of this requirement signifies the completion of original compositions of a quality and a quantity sufficient to present the composition recital described below. At the discretion of the music theory and composition faculty, a student may be required to complete more than one semester of Music 224J. ]
 
C. Recital:
[1.] Upon approval of the music theory and composition faculty, a composition major must present a recital of his or her works. The recital must be approximately thirty minutes in length and must consist of works approved by the student's composition instructor. It is normally given during the student's last semester of Music 224J. It is graded by a jury of designated music theory and composition faculty members. The student must receive from the jury an average grade of at least B for the recital; if the average grade is less than B, the student upon approval of the music theory and composition faculty, must present another composition recital.
[2. In addition to the recital requirement, a composition major pursuing a concentration in jazz studies must complete an original composition or arrangement for performance by one of the University jazz ensembles. This composition or arrangement must have the approval of the director of jazz studies.]
D. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in "School of Music Special Requirements," page 203.
3. Electives: Two semester hours [To be] chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music[:].
[A. Traditional concentration: Two semester hours.
[B. Jazz studies concentration: None.]

Total requirements for the degree: At least 120 semester hours as outlined above, and
ensemble as stated on page 203.


Rationale:The jazz studies faculty submitted a proposal to institute a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies degree, with emphases in performance and composition. The proposal will enhance opportunities for talented undergraduates who are primarily interested in jazz. This degree will replace our current Bachelor of Music in Performance and Composition with jazz concentration.