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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections

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3.2.15
Music


3.2.15.1

Program Overview

The mission of the Music Department is to provide a creative and intellectual environment for all students to study, perform, create, speak, and write about music.

The goals of the Music Program are the following:

  1. To develop musicianship.
  2. To promote knowledge and understanding of music in its cultural and historical contexts.
  3. To promote a critical and analytical understanding of music.

The music program is designed for students with career ambitions in music as well as those who wish to incorporate music into their broader liberal arts experience. It emphasizes an open and diverse understanding of music, the improvement of performance skills, and a strong foundation of musical knowledge. The Music Department offers a minor in music with concentrations in either Conventional Music or Traditional Music. Students wishing to pursue a minor in Music must declare their intentions at the earliest opportunity to facilitate planning.

Music: Conventional - The minor concentration in Conventional Music is for students interested in focusing on classical music and/or jazz. It offers relevant music history and music theory coursework, as well as applied instruction in Voice, Piano, Organ and Bass. A variety of student ensembles available include two choirs, a jazz ensemble and an Indonesian gamelan ensemble. Performance opportunities include applied studio classes and student recitals.

Music: Traditional - Taking advantage of its location in the Southern Appalachian region, Warren Wilson College offers a minor concentration in Traditional Music with a focus on the music and dances of the southern mountains. Instruction is offered in the common Appalachian instruments as well as traditional dance. Student ensembles include an Old-Time Stringband and a Bluegrass Band. Music and dance events on campus throughout the year include a weekly jam session, a weekly contra dance, a monthly Appalachian music concert series, and the annual Fiddles and Folklife festival.


3.2.15.2

Minor in Music

Students select from one of the following two concentrations.

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of B- or better to count toward fulfillment of the minor.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 22 credit hours in music to fulfill the minor requirements.


3.2.15.3

Minor Concentrations in Music


3.2.15.3.1

Music: Conventional

The minor concentration in Conventional Music provides a strong foundation in classical music or jazz, with a focus on applied keyboard, voice, organ, and bass. Other orchestral and jazz instruments may be accommodated with permission of the Department Chair.

Prerequisite:

  1. MUS 120 Beginning Music Theory *

Requirements: Students select courses as indicated from each of the following:

  1. Core (6 cr):
    1. MUS 201 Applied Music Theory
    2. MUS 110 Music Appreciation
  2. Applied Music (4 cr): four semesters (1 credit hour per semester) in one area**:
    1. MUS 122 Applied Bass
    2. MUS 130 Applied Piano
    3. MUS 135 Applied Voice
    4. MUS 137 Applied Organ
  3. Ensembles (4 cr): four semesters (1 credit hour per semester):
    1. MUS 103 Chapel Choir
    2. MUS 105 College Chorale
    3. MUS 127 Jazz Ensemble
    4. MUS 176 Gamelan Ensemble
    5. THR 101 Performance/Production Practicum I: Musical
  4. History & Literature (4 cr): one 4-credit course from the following:
    1. MUS 112 Music Cultures of the World
    2. MUS 211 American Vernacular Music
    3. MUS 232 Appalachian Music and Dance
    4. MUS 286 Jazz Appreciation
    5. MUS/THR 280 Opera as Drama
  5. Electives (4 cr): four credit hours selected from any MUS offering. See course offerings listed in section 4.17 Music (MUS).

3.2.15.3.2 - Music: Traditional

The minor concentration in Traditional Music provides a strong foundation in the traditional vernacular music of North America, with a focus on the music and dance traditions of the Southern Appalachian region.

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of B- or better to count toward fulfillment of the minor.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 22 credit hours in music to fulfill the minor requirements.

Prerequisite:

  1. MUS 120 Beginning Music Theory *

Requirements: Students select courses as indicated from each of the following:

  1. Core (6 cr):
    1. MUS 202 Applied Music Theory for Traditional Musicians
    2. MUS 232 Appalachian Music and Dance
  2. Applied Music (4 cr): four semesters (1 credit hour per semester) in one area**:
    1. MUS 122 Applied Bass
    2. MUS 240 Applied Traditional Music: Fiddle
    3. MUS 242 Applied Traditional Music: Mandolin
    4. MUS 261 Applied Traditional Music: Guitar
    5. MUS 264 Applied Traditional Music: Banjo
  3. Ensembles (4 cr): four semesters (1 credit hour per semester):
    1. MUS 157 Beginning String Band
    2. MUS 257 Old-Time String Band
    3. MUS 271 Bluegrass Band
  4. History & Literature (4 cr): one 4-credit course from the following:
    1. MUS 110 Music Appreciation
    2. MUS 112 Music Cultures of the World
    3. MUS 211 American Vernacular Music
    4. MUS 286 Jazz Appreciation
  5. Electives (4 cr): four credit hours selected from any MUS offering. See course offerings listed in section 4.17 Music (MUS).

* MUS 120 Beginning Music Theory is required for students with limited background. It does not count as elective credit for the minor. Students with prior experience may elect to take a placement examination in place of MUS 120 Beginning Music Theory.

**All Applied Music courses carry a small additional fee per credit hour. Contact the Department Chair about off-campus lessons for other instruments. As a prerequisite for Applied Traditional Music, students must complete a group class in the desired instrument or have permission of the instructor. For the concentration in Traditional Music, students need permission of the faculty to fulfill the Applied Music requirement in more than one instrument/area.