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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN THE
THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



Dean Robert Freeman of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art in the College of Fine Arts of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on February 24, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on October 19, 2005, and submitted the changes to the secretary on October 21, 2005. 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 January 19, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on January 23, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on February 20, 2006, 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 3, 2006.

<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on February 24, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN THE
THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On pages 219-222, under the heading DEGREES, in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MUSIC section in the College of Fine Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


VOICE PERFORMANCE MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements for music performance majors: At least thirty semester hours as described on pages 216-217.

2. Additional basic education [requirements: Sixteen to twenty-one semester hours.requirement in foreign language:
[A. Foreign language:] Ten to fifteen semester hours, including course 506 in French, German, and Italian. The appropriate level of proficiency in one of these languages may also be used to fulfill the basic education requirement for foreign language. In such cases, credit for courses 506 and 507 in that language may not be counted toward the degree.

[B. Drama: Six semester hours, consisting of Theatre and Dance 303V and 303W.]

3. Music
A. Performance: Thirty-two semester hours, consisting of four semesters of Voice 210, two semesters of Voice 462, Music 420R, Music 460R, Music 210J and 210K, Piano 202 and approval of the faculty, and Music 223J. With the recommendation of the faculty, given in advance, the student may substitute Music 460P and two semesters of Voice 260 and approval of the faculty for one semester of Voice 462 and Music 420R.

B. Music literature and music theory: [Thirty-seven] Forty-one semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 205M, 205N, 411, 612, 313M, 313N, 219, 221J, 229, [330M] 330L, [379K (either Topic 8: Topics in the Art Song, Topic 9: Topics in Opera and Music Drama, Topic 11: Topics in Choral Music, or Topic 12: Topics in Cantata and Oratorio), and 334, 342, or 379K] and six hours chosen from Music 334, 337, 342, 343J, and 379K.

C. Music ensemble: At least eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.


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Electives: Two semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.

Total requirements for the degree: At least 123 to 128 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213.

PIANO PERFORMANCE MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements for music performance majors: At least thirty semester hours as described on pages 216-217.

2. Music
A. Performance: With the recommendation of the faculty, given in advance, students may choose either of the following two options.
1. Thirty-eight semester hours, consisting of four semesters of Piano 412, two semesters of Piano 462, Music 420R, Music 460P, Music 460R, and Music 222J or 223J. This option is normally suggested for students who wish to emphasize performance.
2. Thirty-four semester hours, consisting of four semesters of Piano 412, two semesters of Piano 260, Piano 462, Music 460P, Music 460R, and Music 222J or 223J. This option is normally suggested for students who wish to emphasize pedagogy.

B. Music literature and music theory: Forty-two semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 411, 612, 313M, 313N, 221J, 221K, 325M, and [330M] 330L; two semesters of music 259N; [379K (Topic 2:



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    Piano Literature, Eighteenth Century to the Present); and 334, 342, or 379K] and six hours chosen from music 334, 337, 342, 343J, and 379K.

  C. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.

3. Electives: To be chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.
A. For students who choose option 1 (emphasis on performance) to fulfill the performance requirement: Two semester hours.

B. For students who choose option 2 (emphasis on pedagogy) to fulfill the performance requirement: Six semester hours.

Total requirements for the degree: At least 120 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213.

ORGAN OR HARPSICHORD PERFORMANCE MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements for music performance majors: At least thirty semester hours as described on pages 216-217.

2. Music
A. Performance: Thirty-four semester hours, consisting of four semesters of major instrument course 412, two semesters of major instrument course 462, Music 420R, Music 460R, and Music 222J or 223J.

B. Music literature and music theory: Forty-one semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 411, 612, 313M, 313N, 221J, 221K, 325L, 325M, [330M,] 330L, [379K (Topic 1: Topics in Keyboard Literature), and 334, 342, or 379K] and six semester hours chosen from music 334, 337, 342, 343J, and 379K.

C. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.

3. Electives: Seven semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213.

HARP PERFORMANCE MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements for music performance majors: At least thirty semester hours as described on pages 216-217.

2. Music
A. Performance: Thirty-four semester hours, consisting of four semesters of Harp 412, two semesters of Harp 462, Music 420R, Music 460R, and Music 222J. With the recommendation of the faculty, given in advance, the student may substitute Music 460P and two semesters of Harp 260 and approval of the faculty for one semester of Harp 462 and Music 420R.

B. Music literature and music theory: Thirty-nine to forty-one semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 411, 612, 313M, 313N, 221J, [and] 221K[; 330M; 379K (Topic 6: Topics in Symphonic Tradition or Topic 13: Topics in Modern Music); 334, 342, or 379K;], and 330L; six semester hours chosen from Music 334, 337, 342, 343J, and 379K; and the courses in one of the following options:
1. Composition: Two semesters of Music 214C.
2. Counterpoint: Music 325L and 325M.
3. Orchestration: Music 226J and 226K.

C. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.

3. Electives: To be chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.
A. For students who choose the option in orchestration or composition: Nine semester hours.

B. For students who choose the option in counterpoint: Seven semester hours.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213.

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ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE MAJOR

This program is offered in the following instruments: violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, euphonium (baritone), trombone, tuba, percussion, and guitar.

1. Basic education requirements for music performance majors: At least thirty semester hours as described on pages 216-217.

2. Music
A. Performance:
1. Thirty-six semester hours, consisting of four semesters of major instrument course 412, two semesters of major instrument course 462, Music 420R, Music 460R, Music 222J, and Music 210K and approval of the faculty. With the recommendation of the full faculty, given in advance, a violin, viola, or violoncello major may substitute Music 460P and two semesters of principal instrument course 260 and approval of the faculty in violin, viola, or violoncello for one semester of major instrument course 462 and Music 420R.
2. For violin majors, proficiency in viola equivalent to Viola 201 and approval of the faculty.
3. For euphonium majors, proficiency in trombone equivalent to Trombone 201 and approval of the faculty.

B. Music literature and music theory: Forty-three or forty-four semester hours, consisting of
1. Music 605, 411, 612, 313M, 313N, 221J, 221K, 226J, 226K, and [330M] 330L.
2. Two semesters of either Music 259N or 259P.
3. Either two additional semesters of Music 259N or 259P or one semester of [Music 379K (chosen from Topic 5: Topics in Instrumental Chamber Music, Topic 6: Topics in Symphonic Tradition, Topic 13: Topics in Modern Music, and Topic 14: Special Topics in the Western Musical Tradition)] Music 334, 342, or 379K.
4. Music 334, 337, 342, 343J, or 379K.

C. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.

3. Electives: Two or three semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.

Total requirements for the degree: At least 120 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213.

JAZZ PERFORMANCE MAJOR

This program is offered in the following instruments: double bass, drum set, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and vibraphone.

1. Basic education requirements for music performance majors: At least thirty semester hours as described on pages 216-217.

2. Music
A. Performance:
1. Piano majors: Thirty-six semester hours, consisting of three semesters of major instrument course 412, two semesters of major instrument course 412J and approval of the faculty, two semesters of major instrument course 462J, Music 420J, and Music 460J.
2. Majors in other instruments: Thirty-four semester hours, consisting of two semesters of major instrument course 412, two semester of major instrument course 412J and approval of the faculty, two semesters of major instrument course 462J, Music 420J and 460J, and Music 210J and approval of the faculty.

B. Music literature and music theory: Forty-three or forty-five semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 411, 612, [313M,] 313N, 221J, 226J, 226K, 228G, 228J, 228L, 328M, 329E, 330L, and 343J; majors in instruments other than piano must also complete Music 228K.

C. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.

3. Electives: Four semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.



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Total requirements for the degree: 121 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213.

MUSIC THEORY MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on page 216.

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: At least fifty-seven semester hours, consisting of
1. Music literature: Music [313M; 313N; and 330M,] 313N; 330L; and 334, 337, 342, 343J, or 379K.
2. Music theory: Music 605, 411, 612, 221J, 221K, 325L, 325M, 226J, 226K, and 364.
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.

C. Recital: 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.

D. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.

3. Electives: Two semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.

Total requirements for the degree: At least 120 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213.

JAZZ COMPOSITION MAJOR

This program is offered in the following instruments: double bass, drum set, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and vibraphone.

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1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on page 216.

2. Music
A. Performance:
1. Piano principals: Eighteen semester hours, consisting of three semesters of major instrument course 210, two semesters of major instrument course 212J and approval of the faculty, one semester of major instrument course 462J, and Music 420J.
2. Principals in other instruments: Eighteen semester hours, consisting of two semesters of major instrument course 210, two semester hours of major instrument course 212J and approval of the faculty, one semester of major instrument course 462J, Music 420J, and Music 210J and approval of the faculty.
Each student must also complete a recital of compositions and/or arrangements. This recital is given in the senior year and must be approved by the jazz faculty.

B. Music literature, music theory, and composition: Fifty-one or fifty-three semester hours consisting of Music 605, 411, 612, [313M,] 313N, 214C, 221J, 226J, 226K, 228G, 228J, 228L, 328M, three semesters of 228P, 329E, 330L, and 343J; principals in instruments other than piano must also complete Music 228K.

C. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.

3. Electives: Six or eight semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.

Total requirements for the degree: 124 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213.

MUSIC STUDIES MAJOR

The major in music studies is a preprofessional academic program recommended for students seeking teacher certification in music or intending to pursue graduate preparation for careers in areas such as music education, music therapy, music management, music merchandising, music publishing, and community music development.

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on page 216.

2. Music
A. Performance: Twelve to 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 210K, or equivalent proficiency, and approval of the faculty. Music 210K or equivalent proficiency is required of all music studies majors, regardless of principal instrument.

B. Music theory and literature: Twenty-nine or thirty semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 411, 612, 313M, 313N, and [221J] 330L; two semester hours chosen from Music 226G, 226J, and 226N; and Music [330M] 221J, 334, 337, 342, 343J,or 379K [(Topic 6: Topics in Symphonic Tradition, Topic 7: Topics in Instrumental Concerto, or Topic 17: Topics in Instrumental Wind Music)]. The choice of upper-division music literature course must be approved by the student’s adviser[; either 330M or 334 is recommended for students pursuing a choral music emphasis, and 379K is recommended for students pursuing an instrumental emphasis].

C. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.

D. Choral or instrumental music techniques, literature, and performance practices: Seventeen semester hours in one of the following areas of emphasis.
1. Choral music emphasis:
a. Music 354C, 354F, 255V, and 356G.
b. Music 354D or three semester hours approved by the music studies adviser.
c. Two semester hours chosen from Music 255D (strings), 255E (brasses), and 255F (woodwinds).
d. One semester hour chosen from Music 115D (violin), 115E (trumpet), 115F (clarinet), 115G, and 155C. The course used to fulfill this requirement must involve the study of a family of instruments different from that used to fulfill the preceding requirement.




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2. Instrumental music emphasis: Music 354C or 354F; Music 155C, 255D, 255E, 255F, and 356J; and, with the approval of the music studies adviser, four semester hours chosen from Music 115D, 115E, 115F, and 255M.

E. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.
3. Approved electives: [Nine] Eight to eleven semester hours of coursework approved by the music studies adviser.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213. The student must also make a recital appearance as described on page 213.



RATIONALE:

Degree programs: Change in some degrees to require the consistent three-semester music history core sequence of all music majors (except composition, jazz composition, and jazz performance, for which the topic of pre-1700 music is not crucial); opening up of upper-division “capstone” coursework in music history and literature to greater flexibility and diversity of topic both in European concert music and in non-European cultural traditions. Additional change from 330M to 330L reflects the proposed change in the numbering and titles of the music history core, see below.

New number and titles for the music history core: An increased historical focus on the variety of musical traditions in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is crucial to current pedagogical relevance (attention to music of the last century is expanded two-fold). A truly chronological approach (rather than a “staggered-chronology” as currently in place) is also more pedagogically appropriate. Increased simplicity of titles clarifies the three-semester sequence requirement.

Current
Proposed
MUS 313M – Hist West Mus: 17tth & 18th Cen
MUS 313M – History of Music I
(description - beginning notation to 18th C)
MUS 313N – Hist West Mus: 19th Cen to Pres
MUS 313N – History of Music II
(description -18th to early 20th Century)

MUS 330M – Hist West Mus: Mid Ages/Renais MUS 330L – History of Music III
(description - Early 20th Century to Present)


Elimination of topic listing for MUS 379K: Specific listing of topics no longer necessary given proposed changes in degree requirements, which no longer specify topics (see above). Proposed curricular approach is intended to increase diversity, and will bring flexibility to topics under this course number.

Replacement of T D 303V and 303W with MUS 205M and 205N in voice performance major: T D 303V and T D 303W have not been offered in two or more years, making it necessary for students to take courses that would substitute in order to fulfill the degree requirement. The courses have not met the educational goals of the curricular requirement.

The members of the voice faculty believe acting courses taught by qualified music faculty would be of greater benefit and more educationally sound.

The reduction by 2 credit hours is a more realistic assessment of course expectation.

The remaining 2 credit hours would be listed as elective hours, addressing an area of concern reported recently by the NASM visiting committee.