Aug 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music


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The University of North Georgia Department of Music offers the following degree programs:

  • Associate of Arts in Music
  • Associate of Science in Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music in Music*
    • Concentration in Choral Music Education
    • Concentration in Instrumental Music Education
    • Concentration in Instrumental Performance
    • Concentration in Musical Arts
    • Concentration in Piano Performance
    • Concentration in Vocal Performance

In addition, the Department of Music also offers a minor in Music.

Any student who is considering a major in music or music education should consult an academic advisor in the Department of Music as soon as possible in order to make informed decisions when planning a course of study.

* Please note that the Bachelor of Science in Music Education and the Bachelor of Arts in Music are still available but are being phased out. Students currently in those degree plans may choose to continue in those programs or move to the Bachelor of Music degree program in their specific concentration. Incoming students may be able to select the BS or BA but are strongly advised to move into the Bachelor of Music Degree. Requirements discussed in the following sections apply to the appropriate paths/concentrations of the BS and BA respectively.

Core Curriculum - Area C Requirements

Every undergraduate University of North Georgia student is required to complete a course in either performing arts, visual arts, speech or philosophy as a part of the Area C core curriculum requirements. Bachelor of Music students are encouraged to take MUSC 1100 to fulfill this requirement.

Audition Requirements

A successful entrance audition in the appropriate applied area is required for all students who desire to pursue either an associates pathway or undergraduate degree in any music program. Students who exhibit a high level of talent and potential, but are deficient in their applied area, may be offered provisional admission to the degree program and allowed to re-audition following one semester of secondary level study. Students who do not successfully pass the audition will not be admitted into the degree program.

Major Level Applied Music

Each student who is enrolled for applied principal music instruction must concurrently participate fully in a related University of North Georgia performance ensemble. Such participation is considered a vital part of the student’s applied music instruction regardless of whether the student chooses to enroll for ensemble credit.

Junior Recital Requirements

All candidates for the Bachelor of Music must successfully present a public junior recital in their principal applied medium. Detailed information regarding junior recital requirements may be found in the University of North Georgia Music Student Handbook.

Senior Capstone

Each candidate for the Bachelor of Music degree must complete a senior capstone appropriate to their concentration.

  • Candidates in Musical Arts must successfully complete a senior project in their area of focus. The project may take various forms depending on what is appropriate to the area of focus. These might include a research paper, lecture recital, composition recital, public presentation, or other approved medium.
  • Candidates in Music Performance must successfully present a public senior recital in their principal applied medium.
  • Candidates in Music Education must successfully complete a portfolio concurently with their full-time field experience.

Detailed information regarding the various senior capstone requirements may be found in the University of North Georgia Music Student Handbook.

Proficiency Exams

Each candidate for the Bachelor of Music must successfully pass a proficiency exam in piano and conducting. Additionally, candidates in Music Education must successfully pass a proficiency exam in guitar. Detailed information regarding these requirements may be found in the University of North Georgia Music Student Handbook.

Grade Requirement

Unless otherwise specified, all music majors must achieve a grade of C or better in each Department of Music course (including core curriculum and transfer courses) taken to fulfill degree requirements. Courses offered in the Department of Music are:

  • Applied Music Courses (MUAP)
  • Music Courses (MUSC)
  • Music Education Courses (MUED)

Music Education Requirements

Each candidate for the Bachelor of Music in Music with either Choral Music Education or Instrumental Music Education must also successfully complete field experience, service learning, and internship requirements as directed by the Department of Music and the College of Education. Music Education Majors must be current members of Collegiate National Association for Music Education.

Performance Ensembles

The following University of North Georgia performance ensembles regularly present concerts on and off campus. Enrollment in these ensembles is open to all qualified students by audition regardless of major:

  • Singers
  • Chorale
  • Patriot Choir (Corps of Cadets Men’s Chorus)
  • Le Belle Voci (Women’s Chorus)
  • Music Theatre Workshop
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Golden Eagle Marching Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Sinfonietta
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Low Brass Collective
  • Piano Ensemble

In addition to these standard performance ensembles, the Department of Music offers a variety of instrumental and vocal chamber ensembles, as well as specialty ensembles, such as jazz combo and blue grass, to meet the needs of the students. These ensembles offer educational and creative performance opportunities, while providing a setting for the development of practical leadership experience for students who are enrolled in applied principal music instruction.

Programs

    Associate of ArtsAssociate of ScienceBachelor of MusicMinor

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