Bulletin--Music Program-1

Music


College of Creative Arts
Dean: Keith Morrison

Department of Music
CA 214
415-338-1431
Chair: Patricia Taylor Lee

Undergraduate Advisers: Camp, Festinger, Girard, Goble, Hopkins, Jones, Lemon, Lindeman, Neve, Roach, Spencer, Suzuki
Graduate Coordinator: Patricia Taylor Lee

Faculty
Professors—Camp, Girard, Hopkins, Jones, W., Lee, P., Lindeman, Neve, Onderdonk, Peterson, W., Roach

Assistant Professors—Festinger, Goble, Lemon, Spencer, Suzuki

Programs
B.A. in Music

Bachelor of Music

Minor in Music

M.A. in Music

Master of Music


Program Scope
The Department of Music offers both professional and liberal arts degree programs in music as well as courses which enrich the general education and cultural life of the university. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a humanistic approach to the study of music as a significant part of human tradition and culture. The Bachelor of Music is an intensive curriculum, designed for students wishing to study music for specific professional purposes or for students seeking to attain professional levels without necessarily planning to become professional musicians. The Master of Arts in Music is designed to provide advanced training for students with highly developed interest and talent in specific areas of music study; to prepare teachers for both two- and four-year college music positions; to provide prospective doctoral aspirants with a sound foundation for advanced graduate study; to make available to public school teachers graduate programs involving intensive study of specific areas of music; and to prepare students for professional careers in composition and arranging. The Master of Music is designed to provide graduate study for the superior performer and to allow for maximum development of specialized skills. The department also offers two minors in music: a liberal arts minor, designed to provide a planned sequence of musical development from which future enjoyment and learning can proceed, and a Non-Western/Cross Cultural Musical Arts Minor which is interdisciplinary in character. The faculty of the Department of Music includes internationally recognized performers, composers, music educators, and scholars.

A wide variety of individual and ensemble performance opportunities are available to all students at SFSU. These include Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, University Symphony, Concert Choir, and University Chorus. The department also participates in opera and musical-comedy productions in the College of Creative Arts and sponsors many small, specialized ensembles such as Chamber Music, Collegium Musicum, Jazz Combos, and ensembles for woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The Alexander String Quartet is quartet-in-residence at San Francisco State University.

The Music Department offers numerous scholarships, based on musical and scholastic performance as well as need. The May Treat Morrison Trust supports scholarships and instruction in chamber music. An endowed scholarship and loan fund in memory of Paul M. and Edith Pone has been established in support of academically promising music students who demonstrate financial need. The Janis D. Getz Scholarship is awarded to talented piano majors with strong academic records. Other awards include the Eugene Fulton Vocal Scholarship, the Presser Scholarship, the DeBellis Scholarship, the Vernazza Scholarship for Music Education, and the Peter Frampton Contemporary Music Award. For further information and an application, contact the Department of Music.

The Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Facilities
The Music Department is housed in the Creative Arts Building. Facilities include McKenna and Knuth Theatres, seating 750 and 320 respectively; an up-to-date electronic music laboratory; two piano laboratories; choral and instrumental ensemble rehearsal space; classroom and practice facilities; and a music materials resource center, containing instruments and scores.

The J. Paul Leonard Library provides music listening facilities; computer access; and extensive scores, recordings, and books on music. The Frank V. deBellis collection of Italian culture, located on the sixth floor of the Library, contains historic musical instruments, rare books, musical manuscripts, and scores and archival sound recordings.

Career Outlook
Career options for music majors are very diverse. The analytical and listening skills, collaborative experiences, concentration and broad historical and cultural knowledge gained through the study of music prepare students to achieve in many professional arenas. Their individual talents may lead them into specific aspects of music, including performance, composition, scholarship, and teaching. Graduates of the SFSU music department currently perform as soloists or in symphony orchestras, opera, chamber ensembles, choruses, rock groups, and jazz combos; they conduct Broadway musicals, church choirs, community choruses, commercial music, opera, and symphony; they compose and arrange music in a wide variety of styles; they teach every aspect of music from pre-school through university, both in independent studios and in public and private schools and colleges; they write record and program notes, serve as music librarians, design and work with music technology, act as critics and lecturers. They occupy key positions as music administrators and provide leadership for professional music organizations. They continue to create, perform, analyze, write about, lobby for, and listen to music, both for profit and for pleasure.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS IN MUSIC

Enrollment priority in the lower division sequence of theory and musicianship courses is given to music majors. All students intending to enroll in these courses are required to take diagnostic placement examinations in music theory, aural skills, and piano. These exams are given twice each semester, on university advising days.

All music majors are assigned a faculty adviser, with whom they confer each semester to develop an appropriate program. Individual instrumental and vocal instruction is restricted to music majors. In order to qualify for individual instruction, students must pass an audition and qualify on the undergraduate placement examinations for admission into the lower division theory and musicianship sequence.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

For general information on the undergraduate programs in Music, see "Undergraduate Programs in Music."

The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a humanistic approach to the study of music as a significant part of human tradition and culture. Students may choose the Traditional Emphasis, the Emphasis in Jazz/Popular Styles, or the Emphasis in Electronic Music. As a liberal arts curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts is not intended as vocational preparation, although many career opportunities are open to students with such a background.

The curriculum for this degree consists of two segments: the preparation for the major and an upper division major of thirty-two units. The preparation for the major involves competency and/or course work requirements in theory, ear training, and piano. Additional electives may be taken in music, but a maximum of 60 units in music may be counted towards the 124 units required for graduation.

Preparation for the Bachelor of Arts in Music should be completed during the freshman and sophomore years. In order to be accepted into the major in the junior year, students must satisfy the criteria listed below.

Upper Division Courses
Students must obtain departmental acceptance into the upper division major no later than the end of the first semester of the junior year.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Music discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

Core Requirements
						Units
MUS 150	Concert Music (each semester in 
	residence up to and including eight 
	semesters)				 0
MUS 410	Form and Design				 3
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples		 3
Units selected from the following		 3
	MUS 520	Seminar in Music Literature
	MUS 530	Music of the Middle East, Far 
		East, and Sub-Continental India
	MUS 531	Music of the Pacific Basin
	MUS 532	Music of Latin America
MUS 598	Senior Thesis				 3
		Total for core			12
Emphasis (see below)				20
		Total for major			32
Traditional Emphasis
History/Literature/Theory
Units selected from the following		 6
	MUS 400	Modal Counterpoint
	MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint
	MUS 415	Orchestration
	MUS 420	Twentieth Century Techniques
Units selected from the following		 6
	MUS 550	Music from the Middle Ages to 
		1750
	MUS 551	Classic and Romantic Music
	MUS 552	Twentieth Century Music
Major Instruction/Ensembles			 8
	A minimum of two units must be major 
	instruction in one instrument or voice.
		Total for emphasis		20
Jazz/Popular Styles Emphasis
History/Literature/Theory
MUS 440	Practical Jazz/Pop Harmony		 3
MUS 506	Survey of Jazz				 3
MUS 511	Roots of Rock				 3
MUS 552	Twentieth Century Music			 3
Major Instruction/Performance Laboratories	 8
	Major instruction in one instrument or 
		voice: 2 units required
	Jazz or rock performance class: 2 units 
		required
	Traditional ensemble (band, orchestra, 
		choir) for students studying 
		traditional acoustical instru-
		ments or voice: 2 units required
		Total for emphasis		20
Electronic Music Emphasis
History/Literature/Theory
MUS 504	Survey of Electronic Music		 3
MUS 552	Twentieth Century Music			 3
Units selected from the following on advisement	 3
	MUS 415	Orchestration
	MUS 420	Twentieth Century Techniques
	MUS 550	Music from the Middle Ages to 
		1750
	MUS 551	Classic and Romantic Music
Major Instruction/Performance Laboratories
Units chosen from the following on advisement	 4
	MUS 435	Analog Electronic Music 
		Studio (2)
	MUS 436	MIDI Electronic Music Studio (2)
	MUS 438	Fundamentals of Computer 
		Music (2)
	MUS 439	Projects in Electronic Music (2)
Units selected from MUS 303, Piano Major; 
	MUS 313, Voice Major; or MUS 353, 
	Instrumental Major (1 each)		 2
Units of concurrent enrollment in MUS 371-390, 
	Ensemble Series (1 each)		 2
		Total for emphasis		20

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

For general information on the undergraduate programs in Music, see "Undergraduate Programs in Music."

The Bachelor of Music is an intensive curriculum, designed for students wishing to study music for specific professional purposes or for students seeking to attain professional levels without necessarily planning to become professional musicians. Emphasis areas within the program provide specialized study in music education (credential preparation), in various performance areas, in music history/literature, or in composition. These specializations are intended to prepare students for graduate study or for various professional opportunities. The department expects every graduate of the professional degree program to demonstrate a significant technical and artistic level of accomplishment in at least one area of performance.

In addition to possessing musical ability and motivation, each student planning to pursue a professional music curriculum should come to San Francisco State University with significant background and training in some performance area. A maximum of 70 units in music may be counted toward this 132-unit degree.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is designed for students preparing to teach in the elementary and secondary schools. Completion of this curriculum satisfies academic requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music, leaving only the professional education sequence to be taken in the College of Education.

Students in the Composition Emphasis have early and continued opportunities, through Composers' Workshop and other specialized classes, to study with nationally recognized faculty composers, and to have their works performed before student audiences.

Performance majors receive up to eight semesters of free private lessons with the department's distinguished artist faculty, many of whom are members of the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet Orchestras and maintain active professional careers. The degree program culminates in a formal senior recital in the department's concert hall.

Students in the History/Literature Emphasis pursue core courses in music history as well as specialized courses in such areas as keyboard literature, jazz, ethnic music, and courses focused on the works of individual composers. The culminating project for the undergraduate degree in Music History/Literature, a senior thesis of an analytical or historical nature, gives each student an opportunity to work closely with a member of the music history faculty in developing research and analytical skills.

Bachelor of Music students must complete a core of 25 units which includes concert attendance and one of the following fields of emphasis: Music Education; Piano, Organ, Orchestral Instrument, or Classical Guitar Performance; Composition; or History and Literature. Students who select the Music Education Emphasis must complete one of the three concentrations.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Music discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

Core Courses
						Units
MUS 150	Concert Music [each semester in 
	residence up to and including eight 
	semesters]				 0
MUS 221	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
	Musicianship I				 2
MUS 222	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
	Musicianship II				 2
MUS 231	Diatonic Analysis and Synthesis		 3
MUS 232	Chromatic Analysis and Synthesis	 3
MUS 233	Advanced Tonal Procedures		 3
MUS 410	Form and Design				 3
MUS 550	Music from the Middle Ages to 1750	 3
MUS 551	Classic and Romantic Music		 3
MUS 552	Twentieth Century Music			 3
		Total for core			25
Emphasis (select one of the emphases listed 
below)						45
		Total for major			70
In addition to the core requirements, all candidates must pass the junior qualifying examination in one instrument or voice.

Music Education Emphasis
Candidates must pass the senior comprehensive performance examination or present a recital. One field of concentration from Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, or the Diversified Program as shown below.

Instrumental Concentration			Units
Units on advisement from MUS 201, 202, 203, 301, 
	302 Class Piano (1 each)		 4
MUS 311-312	Class Voice I-II (1 each)	 2
MUS 351	Class Percussion I			 1
MUS 351	Class Guitar I				 1
MUS 353	Instrumental Major (1 each)		 8
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)	11
MUS 415	Orchestration				 3
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples or
	MUS 602	World Folk Song Style and 
		Culture				 3
MUS 616	Woodwinds				 2
MUS 618	Strings					 2
MUS 620	Brass					 2
MUS 630	Instrumental Materials and Literature	 3
MUS 640	Instrumental Conducting			 3
		Total for emphasis		45
Vocal Concentration				Units
Units on advisement from MUS 201, 202, 203, 301, 
	302 Class Piano (1 each)		 4
MUS 313	Voice Major (1 each)			 6
MUS 360	Major Repertoire—Voice (1 each)		 2
MUS 351	Class Percussion			 1
MUS 351	Class Guitar				 1
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)	10
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples or
	MUS 602	World Folk Song Style and 
		Culture				 3
MUS 560	Lyric Diction				 3
MUS 612	The Voice				 3
MUS 616	Woodwinds				 2
MUS 618	Strings					 2
MUS 620	Brass					 2
MUS 635	Choral Literature			 3
MUS 645	Choral Conducting			 3
		Total for emphasis		45
Diversified Concentration (Keyboard/Choral)	Units
This concentration is designed for students with 
keyboard as the major performance study.
MUS 210	Keyboard Harmony			 1
MUS 303	Major Instruction—Piano (1 each)	 8
MUS 311-312	Class Voice I-II (1 each) or
	MUS 313	Voice Major (1 each) 
		[by audition]			 4
MUS 351	Class Percussion			 1
MUS 351	Class Guitar				 1
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series* (1 each)	 9
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples or
	MUS 602	World Folk Song Style and 
		Culture				 3
MUS 560	Lyric Diction or
	MUS 612	The Voice			 3
MUS 601	Music for Children or
	MUS 610	General Music			 3
MUS 616	Woodwinds				 2
MUS 618	Strings					 2
MUS 620	Brass					 2
MUS 635	Choral Literature			 3
MUS 645	Choral Conducting			 3
		Total for emphasis		45
*For the Diversified Concentration a minimum of six units must be in choral ensembles.

Piano Performance Emphasis
MUS 210	Keyboard Harmony			 1
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
	Musicianship III			 2
MUS 303	Piano Major (1 each)			 8
MUS 360	Major Repertoire—Piano (1 each)		 8
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)	 4
MUS 378	Chamber Music (1 each)			 3
MUS 383	Piano Accompaniment (1 each)		 1
MUS 384	Piano Ensemble				 1
MUS 391	Piano Sightreading (1 each)		 2
MUS 392	Piano Performance Practicum (1 each)	 6
MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint			 3
MUS 510	Keyboard Literature			 3
MUS 614	Piano Pedagogy				 2
Related performance area to be selected from 
	MUS 311, 312, 321, or 341		 1
Senior Recital is required			 0
		Total for emphasis		45
Organ Performance Emphasis
MUS 210	Keyboard Harmony			 1
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
	Musicianship III			 2
MUS 323	Organ Major (1 each)			 8
MUS 360	Major Repertoire—Organ (1 each)		 8
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)	12
Units selected on advisement from the 
	following:				 6
	MUS 400	Modal Counterpoint
	MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint
	MUS 415	Orchestration
	MUS 420	Twentieth Century Techniques
	MUS 450	Projects in Theory and 
		Composition
MUS 510	Keyboard Literature			 3
Units on advisement from MUS 614, Piano 
	Pedagogy; or piano, harpsichord, voice	 5
Senior Recital is required			 0
		Total for emphasis		45
Vocal Performance Emphasis
MUS 201-202-203 Class Piano (1 each)		 3
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
	Musicianship III			 2
MUS 301-302	Class Piano (1 each)		 2
MUS 313	Voice Major (1 each)			 8
MUS 360	Major Repertoire—Voice (1 each)		 6
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)	 9
Units selected on advisement from the 
	following:				 3
	MUS 400	Modal Counterpoint
	MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint
	MUS 415	Orchestration
	MUS 420	Twentieth Century Techniques
	MUS 450	Projects in Theory and 
		Composition
MUS 560	Lyric Diction				 3
MUS 565	Vocal Literature			 3
MUS 612	The Voice				 3
MUS 645	Choral Conducting			 3
Senior Recital is required			 0
		Total for emphasis		45
In addition, reading proficiency in French, German, or Italian must be demonstrated no later than the first semester of the junior year.

Orchestral Instrument or Classical Guitar Performance Emphasis
MUS 201-202-203 Class Piano (1 each)		 3
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
	Musicianship III			 2
MUS 353	Instrumental Major (1 each)		 8
MUS 360	Major Repertoire (1 each)		 8
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)	12
Units selected on advisement from the 
	following:				 3
	MUS 400	Modal Counterpoint
	MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint
	MUS 420	Twentieth Century Techniques
	MUS 450	Projects in Theory and 
		Composition
MUS 415	Orchestration				 3
MUS 640	Instrumental Conducting			 3
Music electives on advisement			 3
Senior Recital is required			 0
		Total for emphasis		45
Composition Emphasis
The Theory/Composition Committee must approve the student's entrance into and graduation from the program. For these purposes the committee will expect to examine the student's compositions at the junior qualifying level and at the end of the senior year.

MUS 201-202-203 Class Piano (1 each)		 3
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
	Musicianship III			 2
MUS 301-302	Class Piano (1 each)		 2
Units on advisement from MUS 303, 313, 323, or 
	353: Piano, Voice, Organ, or Instru-
	mental Major (1 each)			 4
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)	 5
MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint			 3
MUS 415	Orchestration				 3
MUS 420	Twentieth Century Techniques		 3
MUS 425	Workshop in Composition (2 each)	 6
MUS 436	MIDI Electronic Music Studio		 2
MUS 450	Projects in Theory and Composition	 3
MUS 504	Electronic Music			 3
One of the following selected on advisement	 3
	MUS 400	Modal Counterpoint
	MUS 509	Contemporary Music
	or other adviser approved elective
MUS 640	Instrumental Conducting or
	MUS 645	Choral Conducting		 3
		Total for emphasis		45
In addition, candidates must pass the junior qualifying examination in one instrument or voice.

History and Literature Emphasis
MUS 201-202-203 Class Piano (1 each)		 3
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
	Musicianship III			 2
MUS 301-302	Class Piano (1 each)		 2
Units on advisement from MUS 303, 313, 323, or 
	353 [Piano, Voice, Organ, or Instru-
	mental Major] (1 each)			 4
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)	 8
Units selected on advisement from the 
	following:				 6
	MUS 400	Modal Counterpoint
	MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint
	MUS 415	Orchestration
	MUS 420	Twentieth Century Techniques
	MUS 450	Projects in Theory and 
		Composition
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples		 3
Units selected on advisement from the 
	following:				12
	MUS 520	Seminar in Music Literature
	MUS 530	Music of the Middle East, Far 
		East, and Sub-Continental India
	MUS 531	Music of the Pacific Basin
	MUS 532	Music of Latin America
	or other adviser approved elective
MUS 598	Senior Thesis				 3
Music electives on advisement			 2
		Total				45
In addition, candidates must pass the junior qualifying examination in one instrument or voice and demonstrate basic reading knowledge of French, German, or other appropriate language.

MINOR IN MUSIC

The program is designed to provide students with a planned sequence of musical experiences upon which future enjoyment and learning can be built. The minor may be designed, in consultation with a music adviser, to meet the particular goals of the individual student.

Twelve of the total units must be in upper division work and taken in residence at SFSU.

						Units
MUS 120	Basic Music I*				 3
MUS 121	Basic Music II*				 3
Units on advisement from the following :	 6
	[A minimum of one unit each in voice 
	and piano is required.]
	MUS 201-203	Class Piano (1 each)
	MUS 310-311	Class Voice (1 each)
	MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)
MUS 501	Music, The Listener's Art or
	MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples	 3
Music units on advisement			 6
		Total				21
*Students with extensive background in music may substitute more advanced courses.

MINOR IN NON-WESTERN/CROSS-CULTURAL MUSICAL ARTS

See Non-Western/Cross-Cultural Musical Arts in the Academic Programs section.


Graduate Programs in Music


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