Music Professor Walentine (chair); Associate Professor Lynch; Assistant Professor McDermid; Lecturers Christianson and Geffre Mission Statement The Music Department at the University of Jamestown prepares students to become professional musicians, teachers of music, and life-long patrons of music. The curriculum in music is presented as an integral part of the liberal arts tradition and prepares students for professional or postgraduate study. The Music Department at the University of Jamestown serves the entire college community and region. Admittance to the Program Prospective students who are interested in pursuing a major or minor in music should arrange for an on-campus visit and audition. If travel distance is prohibitive a video recording may be submitted. The Admission Office can assist with such arrangements. Prospective music students are also encouraged to apply for music major scholarships and/or participation scholarships, which are awarded each year. Students who declare a music performance or music education major are requested to do so in consultation with the department chair. Individual Performance Progress Assessment In order to support the primacy of performance in all music majors, students must exhibit musical performance competency on a musical instrument or voice, as demonstrated in a jury the fall semester of the sophomore year. Students will also field questions in the jury that demonstrate a fundamental theoretical and historical knowledge of their art that informs performance, as defined by the applied faculty of individual performance areas (keyboard, voice, and winds/brass/percussion). Weaknesses identified in the jury must be addressed to the satisfaction of the faculty by the spring jury or student will not be permitted to continue in the program. Intended Student Learning Outcomes for the Music Major
1. The student will demonstrate skills in music theory as an expressed understanding of the six elements (i.e. melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, timbre, form) of music. 2. The student will demonstrate fluency in music history and the stylistic characteristics of the six major periods in Western Music (i.e. Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th/21st century). 3. The student will demonstrate college-level performance skills in her/his major area of applied study, i.e. their major instrument. 4. The Music Education student will demonstrate skills in 1) music pedagogy, 2) classroom management, 3) rehearsal methods, and 4) ensemble conducting, with a demonstrated knowledge of those ideologies in print, course lecture and field observation. Requirements for the Music Major A major in music consists of the core requirements plus the requirements for either the Applied Music major or the Music Educatioin major. A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses that are required in a major or a minor.
Core Requirements Dept. Mus Mus Mus Mus Mus
Course No. 100 160 161 162 163
Course Title Music Performance Seminar* Harmony-Theory I Harmony-Theory II Ear Training I Ear Training II
Credits 0 3 3 2 2