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Clyn D. Barrus, Director
C-550 HFAC, PO Box 26410, (801) 378-3083

College of Fine Arts and Communications Advisement Center
D-444 HFAC, PO Box 26333, (801) 378-3537

Admission to Degree Program

The degree programs in the School of Music carry special enrollment limitations. Please see the college advisement center for specific details.

The Discipline

Studies in the discipline of music include theory, analysis, aural development, keyboard, sight-singing skills, composition, history, literature, instrumental and vocal performance, conducting, and pedagogy. The music major may pursue a broad liberal education with a concentration in music or specialize in an area such as composition, performance, or teaching.

Career Opportunities

Degree programs prepare future leaders to serve others in the artistic aspect of their humanity. These leadership roles may take the form of careers in performance, studio teaching, music education, composition, or higher education, among others.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree a student must fill three groups of requirements: (1) general education requirements; (2) university requirements; and (3) major requirements.

General Education Requirements

Please see your college advisement center for information about general education courses you should take to dovetail with your major program.

Languages of Learning

Precollege Math (none to three courses)
(or Math ACT score of at least 22)
0-3.0 hours
First-Year Writing (one course) 3.0
Advanced Writing (one to four courses) 3-8.0
Advanced Languages/Math/Music
(one to four courses)
3-20.0

Liberal Arts Core

Biological Science (one to two courses) 3-6.0
Physical Science (one to two courses) 3-7.0
American Heritage (one to two courses) 3-6.0
Wellness (one to three courses) 1.5-3.0
History of Civilization (two courses) 6.0

Arts and Sciences Electives

Arts and Letters (one course) 3.0
Natural Sciences (one course) 3-4.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences (one course) 3.0

Note 1: For a complete list of courses that will fill each GE category, see the General Education section of the current class schedule.

Note 2: Additional information about general education requirements can be found in the General Education section of the current class schedule or this catalog.

Minimum University Requirements

Religion 14.0
Upper-division hours 40.0
Residency 30.0
Total hours 128.0

Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0.

Note: See the Graduation section of this catalog for more information.

Major Requirements

Complete the major requirements listed for one of the folowing undergraduate degree programs.

Undergraduate Programs and Degrees

BA Music
BFA Music Dance Theatre
BM Music Composition
BM Music Education

Emphases:
K-12 Choral
K-12 Instrumental
Elementary

BM Performance

Emphases:
Piano
Organ
Combined Piano and Organ
Brass
Percussion
String
Woodwind
Vocal

BA Honors in Music and University Honors
BM Honors in Music and University Honors

Emphases:
Music Composition
Piano Performance
Organ Performance
Combined Piano and Organ Performance
Brass Performance
Percussion Performance
String Performance
Woodwind Performance
Vocal Performance

Minors Music

For help or information on the undergraduate programs, please see your college advisement center.

Graduate Programs and Degrees

MA Music
MM Music
PhD Music

For more information See the 1997-98 BYU Graduate Catalog.

General Information

  1. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a prospective music major requires that the student pass (a) an audition in his or her performance specialty (voice or instrument) and (b) an aural acuity test. These must be passed before the first day of freshman classes (see School of Music office for details).
  2. Establish a file in the College of Fine Arts and Communications Advisement Center during the first semester of enrollment.
  3. Students who pass the AP Music Test with at least a score of 4 can be excused from Music 191, 193, 195, 197 and receive 5 hours of credit. However, students with insufficient keyboard or sight-singing instruction are encouraged to enroll in Music 191 and 197.
  4. All 260R enrollments must be in the same instrument or must all be in voice.
  5. Undergo a jury examination to assess proficiency and progress on the major instrument or voice. Music majors are required to complete an examination before a faculty jury on their major instrument or voice near the end of each semester of performance study. Students may elect to substitute a recital for a jury examination, subject to faculty approval. Students desiring to enter Music 360R or 460R, which normally follows successful completion of the sophomore year, must first be granted approval by a faculty jury.
  6. Students must not enroll in more than two conducted or directed ensembles per semester. Chamber music and jazz combos are coached, not directed, and therefore are exempt from this limitation.

BA Music (45 hours)


The bachelor of arts degree offers a broad liberal arts education with a concentration in music. If appropriate music electives are chosen, it also offers excellent preparation for a variety of professional music careers, or graduate work in theory, musicology, music education, or law. To incorporate an emphasis into elective course work, students should seek assistance as follows:

  1. Electives focused on preparation for graduate studies in musicology or librarianship: consult with the head of the music history and literature area.
  2. Electives focused toward sound recording technology, jazz studies, music for the media, or the music industry: consult with the head of the media music and jazz area.
  3. Electives focused on preparation for graduate studies in music theory: consult with the head of the composition-theory area.

Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center to obtain information concerning official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  4. Select one of the following options:
    • Instrumentalists complete 8 hours of the following:
      Music 260R.
    • Vocalists complete the following:
      Music 161, 260R (6 hours).
  5. Complete 4 hours of large ensemble courses within student's area of specialization.
  6. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.

BFA Music Dance Theatre (79 hours*)


The BFA in music dance theatre is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the College of Fine Arts and Communications through the cooperative involvement of its School of Music and Department of Theatre and Media Arts and the College of Physical Education's Department of Dance.

Major Requirements

  1. New and transfer students entering in the fall should audition for MDT scholarships the January preceding. Continuing students may audition for program entrance the first Tuesday of fall semester.
  2. Pass a proficiency examination in each of the three areas at the end of each semester.
  3. Complete at least 40 hours in residence at BYU.
  4. Any grade below C- in major courses is not acceptable for graduation. Dance technique courses require a grade of B- for advancement to the next level.
  5. Complete the following:
    Music 113, 161, 261, 290.
  6. Complete 4 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  7. Complete 6 hours of the following:
    Music 360R.
  8. Complete the following:
    Dance 131, 134R, 135, 231, 235, 241R, 242, 290, 291R, 331, 361, 363, 390R.
  9. Complete the following:
    TMA 114, 121, 123, 124, 235, 267, 323, 427.
  10. Select one course from the following:
    TMA 224, 324, 329, 423, 424.
  11. Complete the following MDT Seminar courses:
    Music 228.
    Dance 228.
    TMA 228.
  12. Complete the following History of Music Dance Theatre courses:
    Music 300.
    Dance 300.
    TMA 300.
  13. Complete the following Senior Performance Project courses:
    Music 426R.
    Dance 426R.
    TMA 426R.
  14. Select 2 hours from the following (on-campus performance experience):
    Music 319R.
    Dance 229R, 429R.
    TMA 420R.
  15. Select 1 hour from the following (off-campus performance experience):
    Music 399R.
    Dance 399R.
    TMA 399R.
  16. Complete 4.5 hours of electives in music, dance, or theatre courses.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill GE or university requirements.


BM Music Composition (78 hours)


This degree program prepares the student for graduate study in composition and theory or may lead to a professional career as a composer, arranger, or orchestrator.

Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Pass a junior-level screening process by creating a portfolio of acceptable compositions.
  4. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Either Music 260R.
    Or vocalists take 2 hours of Music 161 and 6 hours of Music 260R.
  6. Complete 4 hours of large ensemble courses within student's area of specialization.
  7. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  8. Complete the following:
    Music 188, 287, 288.
  9. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 387R.
  10. Complete the following:
    Music 481, 483, 581, 583.
  11. Complete the following senior composition recital:
    Music 449R.
  12. After consulting with a faculty advisor, complete 7 hours of music electives.

BM Music Education: K-12 Choral Emphasis (92 hours, including certification hours)


This degree in music education prepares the student for K-12 certification as a public school music teacher with a choral emphasis. The degree program is a composite of music and education. Graduates may obtain a teaching position, pursue graduate work, or use the degree as professional preparation for other fields of endeavor.

Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center and enroll in Music 176 winter semester or summer term. This course is prerequisite to official acceptance into music education.
  3. Proficiency requirements: All Music 260R, 262, 263, and 363 proficiency requirements in voice must be completed before student teaching (ScEd 476R). Twenty minutes of solo performance time and ten minutes of chamber music performance time are required, which may be accomplished through master classes, recitals, juries, or in-class performances in ScEd 276R and 476R. Students opting for a juried recital must register for Music 349R.
  4. Complete the following core requirements:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235, 161.
  5. Complete 6 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  6. Music education majors must enroll in at least 1 credit of large ensemble each semester for seven semesters within student's area of specialization.
  7. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  8. Complete the following:
    Music 162, 176, 262, 263, 276, 363, 374, 376A,B, 482.
  9. Complete the Professional Education Component (25 hours): see the Secondary Education section of this catalog for certification requirements.

BM Music Education: K-12 Instrumental Emphasis (94 hours, including certification hours)


This degree in music education prepares the student for K-12 certification as a public school music teacher with an instrumental emphasis. The degree program is a composite of music and education. Graduates may obtain a teaching position, pursue graduate work, or use the degree as professional preparation for other fields of endeavor.

Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center and enroll in Music 176 winter semester or summer term. This course is prerequisite to official acceptance into music education.
  3. Proficiency requirements: All Music 260R and 360R requirements in a woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrument must be completed before student teaching (ScEd 476R). Twenty minutes of solo performance time and ten minutes of chamber music performance time are required, which may be accomplished through master classes, recitals, juries, or in-class performances in Music 276R and 476R. Students opting for a juried recital must register for Music 349R.
  4. Complete the following core requirements:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  6. Complete 4 hours of the following:
    Music 360R.
  7. Music education majors must enroll in at least 1 credit of ensemble each semester for seven semesters. Those who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments must enroll in one semester of marching band, which may be counted toward the 7-hour large ensemble requirement if it is completed after the student has been officially accepted as a degree candidate in instrumental music education (after freshman year).
  8. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  9. Complete the following:
    Music 176, 276, 372A,B, 373A,B, 374, 375A,B, 377A,B.
  10. Complete the Professional Education Component (25 hours): see the Secondary Education section of this catalog for certification requirements.

BM Music Education: Elementary Music Specialist Emphasis (124.5 hours,* including certification hours)


This is a five-year program leading to a degree with a dual major in elementary music education and elementary education. It will also prepare the student for dual certification as an elementary music specialist and as an elementary classroom teacher. Graduates may obtain a teaching position in either area or a combination of both, pursue graduate work, or use the degree as preparation for other fields of endeavor.

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Complete the following music core requirements:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235, 161.
  4. Complete 6 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  5. Complete 4 hours of performance ensemble as assigned by faculty.
  6. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  7. Complete the following:
    Music 162, 271, 272, 371, 471.
  8. See the Education Advisement Center for the application procedure for official acceptance into elementary education and complete the professional education component.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill GE or university requirements.


BM Performance: Piano Emphasis (78 hours)


The keyboard performance degree prepares students for professional work as performers and studio teachers. The degree includes a strong pedagogy emphasis, including supervised teaching. Many performance majors continue their studies on the graduate level to further prepare for a performance career or college teaching.

Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Present a juried recital (Music 249R) during the sophomore year. A senior recital (Music 449R) is also required.
    Recital: Enroll in 249R, or 449R (0.0 credit hours) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent registration in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center scheduling office (F-315) for further information.
    Note: In conjunction with the senior recital, students may qualify for the Performer's Certificate in recognition of superior performance skill and musical maturity.
  4. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  6. Complete the following:
    Music 249R.
  7. Complete 4 hours of the following:
    Music 360R.
  8. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 460R.
  9. Complete the following:
    Music 449R.
  10. Complete at least 1 credit of large ensemble or Music 344R each semester for six semesters. Take either four semesters of large ensemble and two semesters of Music 344R or two semesters of large ensemble and four semesters of Music 344R. Two semesters of 344R must be taken in consecutive fall and winter semesters.
  11. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  12. Complete the following:
    Music 264, 265, 364, 365, 403A,B.
  13. Complete 2 hours of the following:
    Music 470R.
  14. Complete the following:
    Music 469.
  15. Select two courses from the following:
    Music 115, 116R, 260R (organ).

BM Performance: Organ Emphasis (78 hours)


Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Present a juried recital (Music 249R) during the sophomore year. A senior recital (Music 449R) is also required.
    Recital: Enroll in 249R or 449R (0.0 credit hours) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent registration in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center scheduling office (F-315) for further information.
    Note: In conjunction with the senior recital, students may qualify for the Performer's Certificate in recognition of superior performance skill and musical maturity.
  4. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  6. Complete the following:
    Music 249R.
  7. Complete 4 hours of the following:
    Music 360R.
  8. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 460R.
  9. Complete at least 1 credit of large ensemble or Music 344R each semester for six semesters. Take either four semesters of large ensemble and two semesters of Music 344R or two semesters of large ensemble and four semesters of Music 344R. Two semesters of 344R must be taken in consecutive fall and winter semesters.
  10. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  11. Complete the following:
    Music 166, 264, 265, 364, 366, 404A,B, 466R.
  12. Complete 2 hours of the following:
    Music 470R.
  13. Complete the following:
    Music 469.

BM Performance: Combined Piano and Organ Emphasis (78 hours)


Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Present a juried recital (Music 249R) during the sophomore year. A senior recital (Music 449R) is also required.
    Recital: Enroll in 249R or 449R (0.0 credit hours) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent registration in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center scheduling office (F-315) for further information.
    Note: In conjunction with the senior recital, students may qualify for the Performer's Certificate in recognition of superior performance skill and musical maturity.
  4. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete 8 hours of the following divided between piano and organ:
    Music 260R.
  6. Complete the following:
    Music 249R.
  7. Complete 8 hours of the following divided between piano and organ:
    Music 360R.
  8. Complete the following:
    Music 449R.
  9. Complete at least 1 credit of large ensemble or Music 344R each semester for six semesters. Take either four semesters of large ensemble and two semesters of Music 344R or two semesters of large ensemble and four semesters of Music 344R. Two semesters of 344R must be taken in consecutive fall and winter semesters.
  10. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  11. Complete the following:
    Music 166, 264, 265, 364, 365, 366, 466R.
  12. Complete 2 hours of the following:
    Music 470R.
  13. Complete the following:
    Music 469.
  14. Select three courses from the following:
    Music 403A,B, 404A,B.

BM Performance: Brass Emphasis (78 hours)


Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Present a juried recital (Music 249R) during the sophomore year. A junior recital (Music 349R) and a senior recital (Music 449R) are also required.
    Recital: Enroll in 249R, 349R, or 449R (0.0 credit hours) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent registration in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center scheduling office (F-315) for further information.
    Note: In conjunction with the senior recital, students may qualify for the Performer's Certificate in recognition of superior performance skill and musical maturity.
  4. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  6. Complete the following:
    Music 249R.
  7. Complete 16 hours of the following:
    Music 460R.
  8. Complete the following:
    Music 349R, 449R.
  9. Complete at least 1 credit of large ensemble within student's area of specialization each semester for eight semesters.
  10. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  11. Complete the following:
    Music 368, 405.
  12. Select 4 hours from the following:
    Music 331R, 341R.
  13. Complete 5 hours of music electives (Music 407 is recommended). See the college advisement center.

BM Performance: Percussion Emphasis (78 hours)


Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Present a juried recital (Music 249R) during the sophomore year. A junior recital (Music 349R) and a senior recital (Music 449R) are also required.
    Recital: Enroll in 249R, 349R, or 449R (0.0 credit hours) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent registration in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center scheduling office (F-315) for further information.
    Note: In conjunction with the senior recital, students may qualify for the Performer's Certificate in recognition of superior performance skill and musical maturity.
  4. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  6. Complete the following:
    Music 249R.
  7. Complete 16 hours of the following:
    Music 460R.
  8. Complete the following:
    Music 349R, 449R.
  9. Complete at least 1 credit of large ensemble within student's area of specialization each semester for eight semesters.
  10. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  11. Complete the following:
    Music 374, 405.
  12. Select 5 hours from the following:
    Music 330R, 331R, 345R.
  13. Complete 5 hours of music electives (Music 407 is recommended). See the college advisement center.

BM Performance: String Emphasis (78 hours)


Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Present a juried recital (Music 249R) during the sophomore year. A junior recital (Music 349R) and a senior recital (Music 449R) are also required.
    Recital: Enroll in 249R, 349R, or 449R (0.0 credit hours) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent registration in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center scheduling office (F-315) for further information.
    Note: In conjunction with the senior recital, students may qualify for the Performer's Certificate in recognition of superior performance skill and musical maturity.
  4. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  6. Complete the following:
    Music 249R.
  7. Complete 16 hours of the following:
    Music 460R.
  8. Complete the following:
    Music 349R, 449R.
  9. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 337R (two semesters), 338R (six semesters).
  10. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  11. Complete the following:
    Music 369, 406.
  12. Select one course from the following:
    Music 405, 407.
  13. Complete 2 hours of the following:
    Music 470R.
  14. Complete the following:
    Music 469.
  15. Select 4 hours from the following:
    Music 343R, 346R.

Recommended Electives

Music 462, 473.


BM Performance: Woodwind Emphasis (78 hours)


Major Requirements

  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Present a juried recital (Music 249R) during the sophomore year. A junior recital (Music 349R) and a senior recital (Music 449R) are also required.
    Recital: Enroll in 249R, 349R, or 449R (0.0 credit hours) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent registration in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center scheduling office (F-315) for further information.
    Note: In conjunction with the senior recital, students may qualify for the Performer's Certificate in recognition of superior performance skill and musical maturity.
  4. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  6. Complete the following:
    Music 249R.
  7. Complete 16 hours of the following:
    Music 460R.
  8. Complete the following:
    Music 349R, 449R.
  9. Complete at least 1 credit of large ensemble within student's area of specialization each semester for eight semesters.
  10. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  11. Complete the following:
    Music 367, 405.
  12. Select 4 hours from the following:
    Music 331R, 348R.
  13. Complete 5 hours of music electives (Music 407 is recommended). See the college advisement center.

BM Performance: Vocal Emphasis (77 hours)


  1. No credit less than C- in music courses can be applied toward the music degree or fulfillment of prerequisites.
  2. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  3. Successfully complete an extended jury examination at the end of the sophomore year. A senior recital (Music 449R) is also required.
    Recital: Enroll in 449R (0.0 credit hours) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent registration in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center scheduling office (F-315) for further information.
    Note: In conjunction with the senior recital, students may qualify for the Performer's Certificate in recognition of superior performance skill and musical maturity.
  4. Complete the following:
    Music 191, 193, 195, 197, 192, 194, 196, 198, 291, 293, 295, 297, 292, 294, 296, 298, 235.
  5. Complete the following:
    Music 161.
  6. Complete 6 hours of the following:
    Music 260R.
  7. Complete 8 hours of the following:
    Music 360R.
  8. Complete the following:
    Music 449R.
  9. Within student's area of specialization complete at least 1 credit of large ensemble or a major opera production each semester for eight semesters.
  10. Complete the following:
    Music 301, 302, 303, 304, 395.
  11. Complete the following:
    Music 162, 262, 263, 363, 402A.
  12. Complete 3 hours of the following:
    Music 472.
  13. Select 8 hours from the following:
    Fren 101, 102.
    Germ 101, 102.
    Ital 101, 102.

Recommended Electives

Students intending to enter graduate school in voice should complete:

Music 402B.
Fren 101
Germ 101.
Ital 101.


BA and BM Honors in Music and University Honors


For more information on these degree programs, see your college advisement center.

See also the University Honors Education section of this catalog.


Minor Music (18 hours)


  1. Complete the following:
    Music 101, 135, 190.
  2. Complete 2 hours of the following:
    Music 160R.
  3. Complete 4 hours of performance ensemble.
  4. Complete 5 hours of music electives.

Music (Music)

Class Schedule Major Academic Plan (MAP)

Undergraduate Courses

A course without the R suffix may not be repeated more than one time to improve a grade. (Repeating a course with the R suffix does not change the original grade.)

101. Introduction to Music. (3:3:0) F, W, Sp, Su Honors also.

Designed to aid nonmusic majors in developing skills needed for listening to music creatively. Emphasis on masterworks of Western music from major style periods.

105. Introduction to Music Theory. (4:3:1) F Prerequisite: basic music performance skills and ability to read simple music notation.

Introduction to music theory through critical listening, reading, and writing notated music. Analysis, creative activity, solfeggio, and guided journal writings.

111R. Basic Vocal Skills. (2:2:0) F, W, Sp

Class instruction in voice for nonmusic majors.

113. Basic Piano Skills. (2:2:0) F, W, Sp

Class instruction in piano for nonmusic majors.

114R. Piano Techniques and Literature. (2:2:0 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: Music 113 or instructor's consent.

Continuation of Music 113.

115. Basic Organ Skills. (2:2:0) F, W, Sp

Class instruction in organ for nonmusic majors.

116R. Organ Techniques and Literature. (2:2:0 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: Music 115 or instructor's consent.

Continuation of Music 115.

117. Basic Guitar Skills. (2:2:0) F, W, Sp, Su

Class instruction in guitar for nonmusic majors.

118R. Guitar Techniques and Literature. (2:2:0 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: Music 117 or instructor's consent.

Continuation of Music 117.

135. Basic Conducting. (2:2:0) F, W

Fundamental concepts and skills for nonmusic majors.

160R. Performance Study. (0.5-1:0.5:0 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: nonmusic major status. Audition may be required.

Private or semiprivate instruction. One to two hours of daily practice. Fee.

161. Voice Technique. (2:2:0) F Prerequisite: acceptance as a prospective voice major.

Class instruction in voice technique.

162. Diction 1. (1:1:0) F Prerequisite: concurrent registration in 161. Recommended: concurrent registration in Ital 101.

English, Italian, and Latin diction for singers.

166. Organ Registration. (2:2:0) F Prerequisite: concurrent private or group instruction in organ or instructor's consent.

Organ stops and their application to various performance styles.

176. Careers in Music Education. (1:1:1) W, Su

Examining preschool through college teaching career options in music; seeking a good fit between personal aspirations, attributes, skills, and job requirements.

186. Songwriting 1. (2:2:0) F, W Prerequisite: basic music reading and keyboard skills.

Songwriting for present-day music publishing industry; basic songwriting theory; form, content, and style.

188. Composition 1. (2:2:0) F Prerequisite: Music 196 or instructor's consent.

Introduction to principles of recent art music; composition and performance of student works for one to five instruments.

189. Introduction to Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). (2:2:0) Prerequisite: acceptance as a music major.

Overview of computer programs in all aspects of music composition, production; familiarity with worldwide music sites on the network; demonstrations of samplers and electronic sound sources.

190. Music Fundamentals. (2:2:0) F, W, Sp or Su Prerequisite: nonmusic major status. Required for music minor.

Organizational systems of music, their notation and aural patterns.

191. Keyboard Harmony 1. (0.5:0:1) F, Sp Prerequisite: acceptance as a prospective music major; concurrent registration in Music 193, 195, and the same section of Music 197. Music 113 or 114R may be required if keyboard skills are insufficient.

Basic keyboard harmony skills and application of theoretical concepts learned in Music 195.

192. Keyboard Harmony 2. (0.5:0:1) W, Su Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 191, 193, 195, 197; concurrent registration in Music 194, 196, and same section of 198.

Continuation of Music 191.

193. Dictation 1. (1:0:2) F, Sp Prerequisite: acceptance as a prospective music major; concurrent registration in Music 191, 197, and same section of 195.

Development of aural skills through melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation.

194. Dictation 2. (1:0:2) W, Su Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 191, 193, 195, 197; concurrent registration in Music 192, 198, and same section of 196.

Continuation of Music 193.

195. Music Theory 1. (3:3:0) F, Sp Prerequisite: acceptance as a prospective music major; concurrent registration in Music 191, 197, and same section of 193.

Writing and analysis in diatonic harmony.

196. Music Theory 2. (3:3:0) W, Su Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 191, 193, 195, 197; concurrent registration in 192, 198, and same section of 194.

Writing and analysis in diatonic and chromatic harmony.

197. Sight Singing 1. (0.5:0:1) F, Sp Prerequisite: acceptance as a prospective music major; concurrent registration in Music 193, 195, and same section of 191.

Rhythm and pitch-reading skills using two systems of counting and melodic solfeggio singing with hand signs.

198. Sight Singing 2. (0.5:0:1) W, Su Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 191, 193, 195, 197; concurrent registration in Music 194, 196, and same section of 192.

Continuation of Music 197.

200. Elements of Music. (1:1:0) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: nonmusic major status and concurrent ensemble enrollment.

Exploration of basic musical processes, structures, styles, and common principles of music literature through lectures, demonstrations, and analytical experiences.

201. History of Civilization: Music 1. (3:3:0) F, Sp or Su on dem. Honors also. Prerequisite: ability to read musical notation.

History of Civilization from Greek antiquity to Renaissance, primarily from perspective of musical literature and the arts; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.

202. History of Civilization: Music 2. (3:3:0) W, Sp or Su on dem. Honors also. Prerequisite: Music 201.

History of Civilization from baroque to present, primarily from perspective of musical literature and the arts; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.

203. World Music Cultures. (3:3:0) F, W

Traditional music of selected cultures of Asia, Oceania, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, including both folk and art music traditions.

204. History of Jazz and Related Styles. (3:3:0) F

Fostering an understanding and appreciation of America's unique contribution to the world's music—jazz and related styles, gospel, rhythm, and blues.

205. Introduction to Music Aesthetics. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: Music 105, 3 hours of 160R (1 hour may be taken concurrently with 205).

Designed to teach nonmusic majors the stylistic and aesthetic elements of Western music, emphasizing masterworks after 1600.

210R. Topics in Music. (1-3:Arr.:Arr. ea.) On dem.

Topics vary.

228. Music Dance Theatre Seminar. (1:2:0) F Prerequisite: audition and concurrent registration in TMA 228, Dance 228.

Intensive integration of music, dance, and theatre for the performer.

235. Conducting Techniques. (2:2:0) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: music major status, minimum C- in Music 192, 194, 196, 198.

Physical techniques and musical understanding required to conduct a performance ensemble.

249R. Sophomore Recital. (0:Arr.:Arr. ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: concurrent registration in Music 260R and instructor's consent.

Prerecital hearing required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Fee.

251. Audio: Basic Principles. (2:2:2) F, W Prerequisite: Phscs 167 or instructor's consent; nonmusic major status.

Basic recording studio procedures and principles. Intended as overview of the field, course is not for those seeking emphasis in sound recording technology.

256. Recording Studio 1. (2:2:2) F Prerequisite: Math 110, Phscs 167, and music major status or instructor's consent.

Basic recording theory, operational techniques, and procedures.

257. Recording Studio 2. (2:2:2) W Prerequisite: Music 256.

Continuation of Music 256.

259. Psychology of Performance. (2:2:0) F, W

Psychological skills for performers. Topics include audition preparation, conquering stage fright, preventing overuse injury, attention control, creativity. Skills applicable to any performance situation.

260R. Performance Study. (1-2:1:1 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: acceptance as a music major or prospective music major; audition.

Private instruction and studio class. One to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

261. Contemporary Vocal Techniques. (2:2:1) W Prerequisite: Music 161 or instructor's consent.

Contemporary vocal styles and techniques, including pop/belt, stage, and studio singing.

262. Diction 2. (1:1:0) W Prerequisite: Music 162 and concurrent registration in Music 260R or 360R. Recommended: concurrent registration in Germ 101.

German diction for singers.

263. Diction 3. (1:1:0) W Prerequisite: Music 162 and concurrent registration in Music 260R or 360R. Recommended: concurrent registration in Fren 101.

French diction for singers.

264. Keyboard Foundations 1. (2:2:0) F Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198, 260R.

Sight-reading, harmonization, improvisation, and technique at the keyboard.

265. Keyboard Foundations 2. (2:2:0) W, Sp Prerequisite: Music 264.

Continuation of Music 264.

271. Musicality in the Elementary School. (3:2:1) F Prerequisite: Music 191, 193, 195, 197, or concurrent registration.

Survey of authentic folk song and art music tonal systems and structures; their use in developing musical intuition through singing, movement, listening, and playing instruments.

272. Developing Children's Musicality, Grades K-2. (3:1:2) W Prerequisite: Music 271.

Literature-based curriculum design and planning, grades K-2. Issues of pure intonation and vocal/aural development. Microteaching in a demonstration school.

276. General Music Methods. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198, ScEd 276R.

Methods and materials for teaching general music, K-12. Cognitive development and learning styles as a basis for instructional strategies. Includes Dalcroze, Orff, and Kodaly.

284. Jazz Improvisation 1. (2:2:1) F, W Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198, or instructor's consent.

Beginning improvisation: theory and technique.

287. Electronic Music Composition. (2:2:1)W Prerequisite: Music 195 or instructor's consent.

Introduction to composition with digital audio and MIDI synthesis and sequencing.

288. Composition 2. (2:1:2) W Prerequisite: Music 188.

Invention and exploration of sound, control of multivoiced textures and larger forms, and recent twentieth-century art music.

290. Music Theory for MDT Majors. (4:3:2) W Prerequisite: Music 113 and music dance theatre (MDT) major status.

Music theory, sight singing, aural dictation, and keyboard harmony.

291. Keyboard Harmony 3. (0.5:0:1) F, Sp Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 192, 194, 196, 198; concurrent registration in Music 293, 295, and same section of 297.

Continuation of Music 192.

292. Keyboard Harmony 4. (0.5:0:1) W, Su Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 291, 293, 295, 297; concurrent registration in Music 294, 296, and same section of Music 298.

Continuation of Music 291.

293. Dictation 3. (1:0:2) F, Sp Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 192, 194, 196, 198; concurrent registration in Music 291, 297, and same section of 295.

Continuation of Music 194.

294. Dictation 4. (1:0:2) W, Su Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 291, 293, 295, 297; concurrent registration in Music 292, 298, and same section of Music 296.

Continuation of Music 293.

295. Music Theory 3. (3:3:0) F, Sp Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 192, 194, 196, 198; concurrent registration in Music 291, 297, and same section of 293.

Extended chromatic techniques and introduction to twentieth-
century concepts.

296. Music Theory 4. (3:3:0) W, Su Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 291, 293, 295, 297; concurrent registration in Music 292, 298, and same section of 294.

Set theory, serialism, and late twentieth-century concepts.

297. Sight Singing 3. (0.5:0:1) F, Sp Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 192, 194, 196, 198; concurrent registration in Music 293, 295, and same section of 291.

Continuation of Music 198.

298. Sight Singing 4. (0.5:0:1) W, Su Prerequisite: C- or higher in Music 291, 293, 295, 297; concurrent registration in Music 294, 296, and same section of 292.

Continuation of Music 297.

300. History of Music Dance Theatre. (1:3:0) F even yr. Prerequisite: concurrent registration in Dance 300, TMA 300.

Development of Western theatre tradition from antiquity to present, emphasizing union of music, dance, and theatre.

301. Survey of Music Literature 1. (2:2:0) F, Sp Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198, or instructor's consent.

Survey of musical genres, forms, styles, and performance practices from antiquity through the Renaissance.

302. Survey of Music Literature 2. (2:2:0) W, Su Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198, or instructor's consent.

Survey of musical genres, forms, styles, and performance practices from the baroque through the early classic.

303. Survey of Music Literature 3. (2:2:0) F, Sp Prerequisite: Music 292, 294, 296, 298, or instructor's consent.

Survey of music genres, forms, styles, and performance practices from the high classic through the romantic.

304. Survey of Music Literature 4. (2:2:0) W, Su on dem. Prerequisite: Music 292, 294, 296, 298, or instructor's consent.

Survey of musical genres, forms, styles, and performance practices of the twentieth century.

311R. University Chorale. (1:0:3 ea.) F, W, Sp No audition required.

312R. Men's Chorus. (1:0:5 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition and director's consent.

313R. Women's Chorus. (1:0:5 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition and director's consent.

314R. Concert Choir. (1:0:5 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition and director's consent.

315R. University Singers. (1:0:5 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition and director's consent.

318R. Music Theatre Ensemble. (1:0:5 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition and director's consent.

Auditioned chorus or orchestra for opera or music dance theatre productions.

319R. Music Theatre Performance. (1-3:0:0 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: audition and director's consent.

Participation as soloists, coaches, or directors in music dance theatre or opera performances.

321R. University String Orchestra. (1:2:0) F, W

No audition required. Does not satisfy large ensemble requirement for majors.

322R. University Band. (1:2:0) W

No audition required. Does not satisfy large ensemble requirement for majors.

323R. Marching Band. (1:0:6 ea.) F Prerequisite: audition or director's consent.

324R. Cougar Band. (1:0:6 ea.) W Prerequisite: audition or director's consent.

325R. Symphonic Band. (1:0:4 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: audition.

326R. Wind Symphony. (1:0:4 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition.

329R. Folk Ensemble. (1:0:4 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: director's consent.

Traditional bluegrass ensemble. Performs with BYU International Folk Dancers.

330R. Steel Band. (1:0:2 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: director's consent.

331R. Jazz Combos. (1:1:2 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition.

332R. Show Band. (1:0:6 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition.

Contemporary and traditional show music (Young Ambassadors) and ethnic music (Lamanite Generation).

333R. Jazz Ensemble. (1:0:4 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: audition.

Includes Jazz Ensemble (big band), Jazz Lab Band (entry-level big band), and Vocal Jazz Ensembles.

334R. Synthesis. (1:0:4 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition.

337R. Symphony Orchestra. (1:0:4 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: audition.

338R. Philharmonic Orchestra. (1:0:4 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition.

339R. Chamber Orchestra. (1:0:2 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: audition.

341R. Brass Chamber Music. (1:1:2 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: director's consent.

342R. Early Music Ensemble. (1:1:3 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: director's consent.

343R. Guitar Ensemble. (1:1:2 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: director's consent.

344R. Keyboard in Ensemble. (1:0:3 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: Music 260R and instructor's consent.

Accompanying and ensemble performance.

345R. Percussion Ensemble. (1:0:2 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: director's consent.

346R. String Chamber Music. (1:1:2 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: director's consent.

347R. Vocal Point. (1:5:0 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: director's consent.

348R. Woodwind Chamber Music. (1:1:2 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: director's consent.

349R. Junior Recital. (0:Arr.:Arr. ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: concurrent registration in Music 360R or 460R and instructor's consent. Prerecital hearing required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Fee.

355R. Recording Workshop. (1:1:5 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: Music 251 or 257.

Studio projects in multitrack recording for records, broadcast, film, and television.

356. Audio Electronics 1. (2:2:2) F Prerequisite: Math 110, Phscs 167.

Basic DC and AC circuits, emphasizing applications in audio.

357. Audio Electronics 2. (2:2:0) W Prerequisite: Music 356.

Continuation of Music 356.

360R. Performance Study. (1-2:1:1 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: music major status; jury approval.

Private instruction and studio class. One to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

363. Vocal Pedagogy. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: junior standing as vocal performance or choral music education major or instructor's consent.

Introduction to physiology, acoustics, and pedagogy of singing.

364. Keyboard Pedagogy. (2:2:1) F Prerequisite: keyboard performance major status or instructor's consent.

Basic pedagogical principles as applied to keyboard instruments.

365. Piano Pedagogy. (2:2:1) W Prerequisite: Music 364.

Preparation for supervised private or group teaching.

366. Organ Pedagogy. (2:2:1) W even yr. Prerequisite: Music 364.

Preparation for supervised private or group teaching.

367. Woodwind Pedagogy. (2:2:1) F odd yr. Prerequisite: instrumental performance major status or instructor's consent.

368. Brass Pedagogy. (2:2:1) F even yr. Prerequisite: instrumental performance major status or instructor's consent.

369. String Pedagogy. (2:2:1) F even yr. Prerequisite: instrumental performance major status or instructor's consent.

370. Guitar Pedagogy. (2:2:1) F odd yr. Prerequisite: instrumental performance major status or instructor's consent.

371. Developing Children's Musicality, Grades 3-5. (3:1:2) F Prerequisite: Music 271, 272.

Continuation of Music 272 for grades 3-5, emphasizing the relationship of classroom literature to choral experience and instrumental musicianship. Microteaching in a demonstration school.

372A. Woodwind Workshop. (1:0:3) F Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198.

Learning to play and to teach woodwind instruments; survey of instructional materials; emphasis on clarinet and saxophone.

372B. Woodwind Workshop. (1:0:3) W Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198.

Continuation of Music 372A. Emphasis on flute, oboe, and bassoon.

373A. Brass Workshop. (1:0:3) F Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198.

Learning to play and to teach brass instruments; survey of instructional materials; emphasis on trumpet and French horn.

373B. Brass Workshop. (1:0:3) W Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198.

Continuation of Music 373A. Emphasis on trombone, baritone, and tuba.

374. Percussion Workshop. (1:0:3) F (instrumental education), W (choral education) Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198.

Learning to play and teach percussion instruments; survey of instructional materials.

375A. String Workshop. (1:0:3) F Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198.

Learning to play and teach string instruments; survey of instructional materials, emphasis on violin and viola.

375B. String Workshop. (1:0:3) W Prerequisite: Music 192, 194, 196, 198.

Continuation of Music 375A. Emphasis on cello and bass.

376A. Choral Practicum. (3:3:0) F Prerequisite: Music 235, 276, 292, 294, 296, 298.

Applied conducting technique, score analysis and preparation, evaluating solo performance, and application of learning theory.

376B. Choral Practicum. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: Music 235, 271, 276, 292, 294, 296, 298.

Curriculum design, score analysis and preparation, choral arranging, rehearsal techniques, survey of literature, and vocal pedagogy, including treble voice and changing voice; computers and computer-assisted instruction.

377A. Instrumental Practicum. (3:3:0) F Prerequisite: Music 235, 276, 292, 294, 296, 298.

Applied conducting technique, score analysis and preparation, evaluating solo performance, and applying learning theory.

377B. Instrumental Practicum. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: Music 235, 271, 276, 292, 296, 298.

Curriculum design, evaluating ensemble performance, advanced rehearsal techniques, administering secondary instrumental music programs; computers and computer-assisted instruction.

378. Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher. (2:2:0) F, W, Sp, Su Prerequisite: ElEd 310R.

Establishing a classroom environment for musical development; emphasis on appropriate songs, activities, resources, and teaching strategies.

384. Jazz Improvisation 2. (2:2:1) W Prerequisite: Music 284 or director's consent.

Intermediate improvisation: theory and technique.

386R. Songwriting 2. (2:2:0 ea.) W Prerequisite: Music 186.

Projects in advanced songwriting.

387R. Composition 4. (2:1:2 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: Music 288, 292, 294, 296, 298, and junior-level screening.

Composition lessons and seminars in principles of late twentieth-century music.

391. Jazz Keyboard. (2:2:0) Sp Prerequisite: Music 292, 294, 296, 298, or instructor's consent.

Lead sheets, chord voicings, and other aspects of jazz performance practice.

395. Form and Analysis. (3:3:0) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: Music 292, 294, 296, 298.

Analytical study of forms from the common-practice period, including baroque contrapuntal structures and instrumental forms, classical sonata cycle, and romantic part forms.

399R. Cooperative Education. (1-6:Arr.:Arr. ea.) F, W, Sp Su Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

Internship or externship in creative, performing, producing, or teaching applications of major course work.

402A. Vocal Literature. (3:3:0) F Prerequisite: acceptance into 360R or instructor's consent.

Survey of literature with emphasis on art song. Research in area of concentration.

402B. Vocal Literature. (2:2:0) Sp Prerequisite: acceptance into 360R or instructor's consent.

Continuation of Music 402A with emphasis on opera and oratorio.

403A. Piano Literature. (2:2:0) F Prerequisite: acceptance into 360R or 460R, or instructor's consent.

Survey of literature. Research in area of concentration.

403B. Piano Literature. (2:2:0) W Prerequisite: acceptance into 360R or 460R, or instructor's consent.

Continuation of Music 403A.

404A. Organ Literature. (2:2:0) F odd yr. Prerequisite: acceptance into 360R or 460R, or instructor's consent.

Survey of literature. Research in area of concentration.

404B. Organ Literature. (2:2:0) W even yr. Prerequisite: acceptance into 360R or 460R, or instructor's consent.

Continuation of Music 404A.

405. Chamber Music Literature. (2:2:0) W odd yr. Prerequisite: acceptance into 360R or 460R, or instructor's consent.

Survey of literature, including research in field of concentration.

406. String Literature. (2:2:0) F odd yr. Prerequisite: acceptance into 360R or 460R, or instructor's consent.

Survey of literature, including research in field of concentration.

407. Symphonic Literature. (2:2:0) W even yr. Prerequisite: acceptance into 360R or 460R, or instructor's consent.

Survey of literature, including research in field of concentration.

410R. Advanced Topics in Music. (1-3:Arr.:Arr. ea.) On dem. Prerequisite: Music 292, 294, 296, 298, or instructor's consent.

Topics vary.

426R. Music Dance Theatre: Senior Performance Project. (1:0:3 ea.) W Prerequisite: TMA 361; consent of MDT advisory committee.

Final senior performance project integrating music, dance, and theatre in a single performance.

441R. New Music Ensemble. (1:0:1 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

449R. Senior Recital. (0:Arr.:Arr. ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: concurrent registration in Music 360R, 387R, or 460R, and instructor's consent. Prerecital hearing required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Fee.

460R. Performance Study. (2-4:1:1 ea.) F, W, Sp Prerequisite: major in performance and pedagogy; jury approval.

Advanced private instruction and studio class. Three to five hours of daily practice. Fee.

462R. Orchestral Repertoire. (1:1:0 ea.) F Prerequisite: concurrent registration in Music 460R or instructor's consent.

Performance instruction in standard orchestral repertoire.

466R. Organ Practicum. (2:2:1 ea.) W odd yr. Prerequisite: Music 166 or organ performance and pedagogy major status.

468. Jazz Pedagogy. (1:2:0) On dem.

Organizing and teaching jazz in the secondary school. Designed for the music educator.

469. Theory and Methods of Studio Teaching. (1:1:0) W Prerequisite: completion of required pedagogy class; instructor's consent.

Applying learning theory and secondary education methods to studio teaching.

470R. Studio Teaching Practicum. (1:1:1 ea.) F, W Prerequisite: completion of required pedagogy class or instructor's consent.

Applying pedagogical principles to teaching.

471. Practicum in Children's Musicality. (3:1:2) W Prerequisite: Music 271, 272, 371.

Pedagogy for grades 6 and beyond. Children's choir development, including arranging and adapting vocal and instrumental music. Extended pre-student teaching in a demonstration school.

472. Supervised Teaching in Voice. (3:1:4) F Prerequisite: Music 363.

Supervised teaching in studio voice: (1) intern teaching in class voice, Music 161, coupled with (2) supervised studio teaching of voice, combined with a weekly seminar concerning business, procedural, and ethical matters relating to teaching voice as a career. Serves as practicum to Music 363.

473. Suzuki Methods. (1:1:0) F Prerequisite: completion of required pedagogy class or instructor's consent.

Applying the principles of Shinichi Suzuki to teaching. Emphasis on violin.

481. Orchestration. (3:3:0) F Prerequisite: Music 292, 294, 296, 298.

Scoring for standard orchestral instruments.

482. Choral Arranging. (2:2:0) F even yr., W odd yr. Prerequisite: Music 292, 294, 296, 298.

Study of published choral arrangements, as well as techniques for adapting and arranging for choirs.

483. Counterpoint. (3:3:0) F Prerequisite: Music 292, 294, 296, 298.

Eighteenth-century contrapuntal styles and techniques, emphasizing those of J. S. Bach.

485. Jazz Arranging and Composition. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: Music 295.

Developing concepts and skills related to the orchestration, arranging, and composition of jazz and related contemporary styles of music.

494R. Independent Readings. (1-3:Arr.:Arr. ea.) F, W, Sp, Su Prerequisite: advising professor's consent as certified by completing a contract obtained from academic studies secretary in E-579 HFAC.

497R. Projects: Music in Media. (2:2:0 ea.) F Prerequisite: music major status, Music 186; 287 or 355R.

Projects in composition and arranging for film, broadcast media, sheet music, and records.

498. Senior Thesis. (3:Arr.:Arr.) F, W, Sp, Su Prerequisite: senior status and faculty advisor's endorsement.

499R. Honors Thesis. (1-6:0:0 ea.) F, W

500-Level Graduate Courses (available to advanced undergraduates)

500. Musical Research Techniques. (2:2:0) F, W Prerequisite: graduate status.

501. Music Education Research Techniques. (2:2:0) Su Prerequisite: graduate status.

503. Aesthetics. (3:3:0) On dem.

Fundamental questions of aesthetic theory from classical antiquity to the present, emphasizing musical aesthetics.

505R. Applied Literature. (2:2:1 ea.) On dem. Prerequisite: minimum of one enrollment in Music 402-407.

Continuation of Music 402-407.

506. Choral Literature 1. (2:2:0) F odd yr., W even yr. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

Concentrated analytical study and application of choral literature through Beethoven.

507. Choral Literature 2. (2:2:0) W even yr. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

Concentrated analytical study and application of choral literature from post-Beethoven to the present.

508. Orchestra Literature 1. (2:2:0) W Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

Concentrated analytical study and application of orchestral literature of the baroque and classical eras.

509. Orchestra Literature 2. (2:2:0) On dem. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

Concentrated analytical study and application of orchestral literature of the romantic era and the 20th century.

510. Band Literature. (2:2:0) W Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

Concentrated study of band literature through analysis and conducting.

532R. Score Preparation and Conducting: Instrumental. (2:2:0 ea.) F

533R. Score Preparation and Conducting: Choral. (2:2:0 ea.) F even yr.

534R. Score Preparation and Direction: Jazz. (2:2:0 ea.) Su odd yr.

560R. Performance Instruction. (1-2:1:0 ea.) F, W, Sp, Su Prerequisite: graduate music student status.

Performance instruction for students not specializing in performance, and for performance students wishing to study secondary instruments. Fee.

570. Music for Elementary School Teachers. (2:2:0) On dem. Prerequisite: Music 371, 471, or elementary music teaching experience.

Experiences in teaching various music activities in the elementary school.

571. Elementary Education Music Pedagogy. (2:2:0) On dem. Prerequisite: Music 371 and equivalent of elementary education teaching minor in music.

Orff, Dalcroze, and Kodaly materials and techniques.

575R. Summer Music Workshops and Clinics. (1-4:Arr.:Arr. ea.)

576. Fundamentals and Techniques of the Marching Band. (2:2:2) On dem. Prerequisite: Music 294, 296. For music education majors only.

Planning, charting, and scoring for marching bands.

581. Twentieth-Century Orchestration. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: Music 481.

New techniques for standard and new instruments; analysis and listening.

583. Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: Music 483.

Strict modal counterpoint in sixteenth- century style (Palestrina); includes species, text setting, and motet.

591. Advanced Topics in Keyboard Harmony. (2:2:0) F Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

Topics vary.

595. Score Analysis. (2:2:0) F, Su

Analysis of representative choral and instrumental works from the Renaissance through contemporary styles.

596. Schenker Analysis. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: Music 395 or equivalent.

Schenker's system of tonal analysis.

599R. Cooperative Education. (1-6:Arr.:Arr. ea.) On dem. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

Internship in creative, performing, producing, or teaching applications of major course work.

Graduate Courses

For 600- and 700-level courses, See the 1997-98 BYU Graduate Catalog.

Music Faculty

Professors

Bachelder, Daniel F. (1975) BM, U. of Montana, 1961; MM, U. of Idaho, 1965; PhD, Brigham Young U., 1976.

Barrus, Clyn D. (1985) Dipl, Vienna Academy of Music, Austria, 1962; MM, DMA, U. of Michigan, 1969, 1971.

Belnap, Parley L. (1965) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1950, 1956; DMA, U. of Colorado, 1975.

Blackinton, David P. (1980) BM, MM, U. of Michigan, 1964, 1966; DMA, Catholic U. of America, 1975.

Bush, Douglas E. (1978) BA, MM, Brigham Young U., 1972, 1974; PhD, U. of Texas, 1982.

Dalton, David (1963) BM, MM, U. of Rochester, 1959, 1961; DM, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1970.

Dayley, K. Newell (1970) BS, Brigham Young U., 1964; MM, U. of Southern California, 1966; DA, U. of Northern Colorado, 1986.

Drinkall, Roger (1989) BM, Curtis Inst. of Music, 1959; MM, U. of Illinois, 1962.

Durham, Thomas L. (1978) BM, MM, U. of Utah, 1974, 1975; PhD, U. of Iowa, 1978.

Gotkovsky, Nell (1990) Dipl, Paris National Conservatory, France, 1960.

Gruppman, Igor (1996) Diploma, Moscow Conservatory, 1979.

Hicks, Michael D. (1985) BM, Brigham Young U., 1980; MM, DMA, U. of Illinois, 1981, 1984.

Hopkin, J. Arden (1990) BM, Brigham Young U., 1971; MM, North Texas State U., 1974; DMA, U. of Rochester, 1978.

Mason, James A. (1957) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1955, 1957; EdD, Arizona State U., 1970.

Pollei, Paul C. (1963) BM, U. of Utah, 1961; MM, U. of Rochester, 1962; PhD, Florida State U., 1975.

Powley, E. Harrison (1969) BM, MA, PhD, U. of Rochester, 1965, 1968, 1974.

Pratt, Rosalie Rebollo (1979) BM, Manhattanville Coll., 1954; MM, Rosary Coll., 1955; EdD, Columbia U., 1976.

Randall, David M. (1970) BS, Brigham Young U., 1965; MM, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1967; DMA, U. of Iowa, 1970.

Robison, Clayne W. (1973) BA, Brigham Young U., 1962; JD, Harvard U., 1965; BA, Brigham Young U., 1970; MM, DMA, U. of Washington, 1971, 1973.

Sargent, David H. (1976) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1966, 1968; MM, DMA, U. of Illinois, 1969, 1975.

Staheli, Ronald J (1978) BA, Brigham Young U., 1972; MM, DMA, U. of Southern California, 1973, 1977.

Stuart-Bachelder, Lila R. (1986) BM, U. of Utah, 1964; MM, DMA, Indiana U., 1968, 1993.

Westwood, Shirley, A. (1989) BM, U. of Kansas, 1956; MM, DMA, U. of Missouri, Kansas City, 1969, 1980.

Wilberg, Mack J. (1984) BM, Brigham Young U., 1979; MM, DMA, U. of Southern California, 1981, 1985.

Williams, Glenn R. (1965) BA, Brigham Young U., 1953; MM, DMA, U. of Rochester, 1954, 1961.

Associate Professors

Anderson, Richard Paul (1972) BA, Arizona State U., 1968; MM, Northwestern U., 1970; DMA, U. of Colorado, 1986.

Boothe, Randall W. (1982) BA, Brigham Young U.—Hawaii, 1975; MM, Brigham Young U., 1979.

Giovannetti, Geralyn (1990) BM, MM, U. of Western Ontario, 1978, 1980; DMA, U. of Michigan, 1990.

Jessop, Scott Gordon (1980) BS, MS, Utah State U., 1961, 1964; EdS, U. of Utah, 1973; PhD, Brigham Young U., 1980.

Johnson, Steven P. (1987) BA, MA, California State U., Fullerton; 1976, 1979; PhD, U. of California, Los Angeles, 1989.

Kenney, Susan Hobson (1977) BS, U. of Utah, 1966; MA, Brigham Young U., 1978.

Lowe, Laurence (1993) BM, San Francisco Conservatory, 1980; MM, U. of Rochester, 1981.

Peterson, Donald L. (1986) BM, MA, Brigham Young U., 1976, 1983; DMA, Arizona State U., 1986.

Shumway, Jeffrey L. (1985) BM, Brigham Young U., 1976; MM, Juilliard School of Music, 1977; DM, Indiana U., 1982.

Smith, C. Raymond (1982) BM, Brigham Young U., 1975; MM, DM, Indiana U., 1976, 1982.

Assistant Professors

Bean, Matthew W. (1991) BA, Brigham Young U., 1983; MM, Manhattan School of Music, 1985; DMA, Indiana U., 1991.

Brough, Ronald P. (1984) BM, MM, North Texas State U., 1981, 1983.

Cook, R. Don (1991) BM, MM, Brigham Young U., 1980, 1982; DMA, U. of Kansas, 1987.

Jaccard, Jerry (1993) BME, U. of Arizona, 1965; MME, Holy Names Coll., 1976; EdD, U. of Massachusetts, 1995.

Jackson, Bret (1993) BM, MM, Brigham Young U., 1989, 1991; DMA, Arizona State U., 1993.

Jones, Stephen M. (1991) BM, Brigham Young U., 1983; MM, DMA, U. of Cincinnati, 1986, 1989.

Lindeman, Stephan D. (1996) BM, Indiana U., 1977; MA, Queens Coll., City U. of New York, 1984; PhD, Rutgers U., 1995.

Peery, Irene W. (1994) BA, MS, Juilliard School of Music, 1969, 1972; DMA, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins U., 1987.

Ruppe, Elizabeth A. (1994) BM, MM, Brigham Young U., 1982, 1984; DMA, U. of North Texas, 1996.

Rytting, Bryce (1989) BS, U. of Utah, 1977; MFA, PhD, Princeton U., 1986, 1996.

Instructors

Boren, Murray E. (1994) BM, MA, Brigham Young U., 1975, 1977.

Broomhead, Paul G. (1995) BM, MM, Brigham Young U., 1989, 1990.

Call, R. Steven (1991) BM, MM, Utah State U., 1971, 1975.

Emeriti

Arbizu, Ray L. (1970) BA, MA, Arizona State U., 1952, 1955.

Bradshaw, Merrill K. (1957) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1954, 1955; MM, DMA, U. of Illinois, 1956, 1962.

Curtis, Brandt B. (1955) BA, Brigham Young U., 1953; MM, DMA, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1955, 1978.

Downs, Robert H. (1966) BM, MM, U. of Missouri, Kansas City, 1957, 1957.

Earl, Don L. (1946) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1940, 1947; PhD, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1952.

Gibbons, Rendol L. (1964) BA, MA, Arizona State Coll., 1947, 1954; PhD, U. of Colorado, 1969.

Goodman, A. Harold (1960) BA, U. of Arizona, 1947; MM, EdD, U. of Southern California, 1951, 1960.

Harris, H. Jarolde (1970) BM, Bethany Coll., 1950; MM, Northwestern U., 1954.

Hatton, Gaylen A. (1979) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1951, 1954; PhD, U. of Utah, 1964.

Kalt, Percy G. (1966) BS, U. of Utah, 1957; Dipl, Staatliche Hochschule fr Musik, Stuttgart, Germany, 1963; MM, U. of Utah, 1968; DMA, U. of Michigan, 1973.

Laycock, Harold R. (1949) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1937, 1947; DMA, U. of Southern California, 1961.

Laycock, Ralph G. (1953) BA, Brigham Young U., 1941; MS, Juilliard School of Music, 1948; DMA, U. of Southern California, 1970.

Manookin, Robert P. (1959) BA, Brigham Young U., 1955; MM, U. of Illinois, 1959; PhD, U. of Utah, 1967.

Nibley, Reid N. (1969) BFA, MA, U. of Utah, 1950, 1953; DMA, U. of Michigan, 1964.

Nordgren, Quentin R. (1955) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1942, 1950; PhD, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1955.

Ripplinger, Donald H. (1975) BA, Brigham Young U., 1954; MS, PhD, U. of Utah, 1965, 1968.

Smith, Robert Baily (1967) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1957, 1967.

Stubbs, Darrel W. (1962) BM, U. of Rochester, 1949; MM, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1952; DMA, U. of Southern California, 1966.

Terry, Elvis B. (1957).

Woodward, Ralph (1955) BS, U. of Idaho, 1940; MM, Cincinnati Conservatory, 1948; DMA, U. of Illinois, 1964.




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