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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN VOICE PERFORMANCE IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Douglas Dempster of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposed changes to the Bachelor of Music in voice performance. The change will appear in the in the College of Fine Arts chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The dean of the college approved the request on March 10, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to the University.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review approved the proposal at its meeting on April 14, 2009, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the executive vice chancellor of academic affairs.

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 an 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 May 4, 2009.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on April 22, 2009.


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN VOICE PERFORMANCE IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Music: Voice Performance Major

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. Change text to reference chapter two for core curriculum. Degree requirements are now broken down into Prescribed Work, Major Requirements, and Electives. Additional Basic Education requirements are now listed under Prescribed Work.
2. Remove fifteen hours of foreign language (FR 506, GER 506, ITL 506).
3. Reduce Voice 462 from four hours to three (Voice 362). 362 is a new course that is pending course inventory approval.
4. Remove Music 210J (Piano) and Piano 202.
5. Remove the performance pedagogy option (listed under item A of the performance section).
6. Remove statement “Forty-one semester hours, consisting of” in the music literature and music theory section of Major Requirements.
7. Remove Music 205M and Music 205N (Acting for Voice Performance Majors).
8. Remove Music 219 and 229 (Diction).
9. Add one hour to Music 221J (Music Analysis) to become Music 321J. 321J is a new course that is pending course inventory approval.
10. Reduce requirement from six hours to three hours chosen from Music 334, 337, 342, 343J and 379K
11. Add Music 111E (English Diction), 311F (French Diction), 311G (German Diction), 311J (Italian Diction). All of these diction courses are new courses that are pending course inventory approval.
12. Add Music 460PA (Pedagogy).
13. Add two semesters of Ensemble 103P (Opera Ensemble).
14. Add new electives statement.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Pages 239-240

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

1. Text has been reorganized to remain consistent with other colleges’ chapters in the Undergraduate Catalog.
2. Fifteen hours of foreign language have been removed because the Butler School of Music will offer new courses in diction for prescribed languages (French, German, and Italian) that will better prepare students for the performance of the substantial musical repertoire in these languages.
3. Voice 462 has been reduced by one hour to accommodate new core curriculum requirements and to offer courses in a standardized three-credit hour format.
4. MUS 210J and PIA 202 have been removed for consistency with requirements of other performance degrees offered by the Butler School of Music.
5. The pedagogy option in the performance section has been removed since majors will now complete the required Pedagogy course (MUS 460PA).
6. “Forty-one semester hours, consisting of” statement has been removed, because MUS 313M will double-dip with the core writing requirement and thus will not add hours counted toward the degree.
7. MUS 205M and 205N have been removed to accommodate new core curriculum requirements and to reduce the total credit hours required for the degree to 120.
8. MUS 219 and 229 have been removed since new foreign language diction courses have been created and will be required.
9. MUS 321J has replaced MUS 221J, because a three-hour course can better cover the required educational content. The Butler School of Music plans to offer many courses in a standardized three-credit hour format in the future.
10. The music history/literature requirement has been reduced by three hours to accommodate new core curriculum requirements and to reduce the total required credit hours to 120.
11. MUS 111E, 311F, 311G and 311J have been added to replace traditional foreign language courses with specialized courses for vocal performance.
12. MUS 460PA has been added, because most vocal performance students will teach at some level during their future professional careers.
13. Two semesters of ENS 103P have been added so that majors may remain competitive against graduates of peer institutions for graduate study application and professional opportunities.
14. Since double-dipping between core and major requirements is allowed, an electives statement has been added indicating that additional coursework may be needed to attain the 120 hours required for the degree.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? Yes, this change impacts the College of Liberal Arts. At any given time, the vocal performance degree program holds approximately 20-25 students, and by deleting 15 hours of foreign language from this degree, these students would no longer be required to take foreign language for specific degree requirements.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. Yes, Ken Hale, senior associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, provided Dean Flores with the proposed changes, rationale, and enrollment numbers for the Voice Performance major. Dean Flores approved the changes.
Person communicated with: Richard Flores, associate dean for academic affairs, College of Liberal Arts
Date(s) of Communication: Via e-mail on March 12, 2009.

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. Yes, the total number of hours will reduce from 128 to 120 to accommodate the new core curriculum and to become a 120-hour degree.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. Yes, it incorporates the new core curriculum requirements.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: 2/27/2009
College:
Yes
Date: 3/5/2009
Dean:
Yes
Date: 3/10/2009

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.