UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Music Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Liberal Arts Music

Music Major - Liberal Arts (minor required): 46 Total Credits
Requirements: 35 cr. hrs.
MUS 130 Music Theory and Ear Training I 4 cr.
MUS 131 Music Theory and Ear Training II 4 cr.
MUS 230 Music Theory and Ear Training III 4 cr.
MUS 231 Music Theory and Ear Training IV 4 cr.
MUS 234 Music History and Literature I (writing intensive) 4 cr.
MUS 235 Music History and Literature II (writing intensive) 4 cr.
MUS 333 20th Century Music 3 cr.
MUSA 100 level Applied Music-credits must be in the same area. 4 cr.
MUSE Music Ensembles 4 cr.
Directed Electives: 11 cr. hrs.
MUSA or MUSE Performance credits (Applied Music or Ensembles) 4 - 6 cr.
Music Pedagogy, Techniques Course(s) or Academic Music course 200 level and above 4 - 6 cr.

Bachelor of Music Education

Music Education Major 69 Total Credits
Requirements: 36 cr. hrs.
MUS 130 Music Theory and Ear Training I 4 cr.
MUS 131 Music Theory and Ear Training II 4 cr.
MUS 230 Music Theory and Ear Training III 4 cr.
MUS 231 Music Theory and Ear Training IV 4 cr.
MUS 234 Music History and Literature I (writing intensive) 4 cr.
MUS 235 Music History and Literature II (writing intensive) 4 cr.
MUS 240 Piano Proficiency - Examination: MUS 140 0 cr.
(Class Piano) must be taken until 240 is passed; 140 and 240 credits are not counted toward music major.
MUS 333 20th Century Music 3 cr.
MUS 351 Music Education I 3 cr.
MUS 352 Music Education II 3 cr.
MUS 491 Senior Recital 0 cr.
MUS 200+ Any Music Course 200 and above 3 cr.
Pianists must take MUS 440: Piano Pedagogy
Required Courses for Choral/General Certification: 33 cr. hrs.
MUSA 127 Applied Voice-Pianists may substitute 3 cr. of Applied Piano MUSA 125 (2 per semester) 8 cr.
MUSA 327 Applied Voice (upper level)-Pianists may substitute 3 cr. of Applied Piano MUSA 325 (2 per semester) 6 cr.
MUSE 108 Concert Choir (required each semester)
MUS 102 Class Guitar 1 cr.
MUS 247 Diction I: IPA and Italian 1 cr.
MUS 248 Diction II: German and French 1 cr.
MUS 341 Vocal and Choral Pedagogy 3 cr.
MUS 342 Conducting 2 cr.
MUS 344 Choral Conducting 2 cr.
MUS 331 Choral Composition and Arranging 3 cr.
MUS 340 Opera Techniques 3 cr.
MUS 433 Choral Literature 3 cr.
Required Courses for Instrumental/General Certification: 33 cr. hrs.
MUSA 100 level Applied-credits must be in the same area (2 per semester) 8 cr.
MUSA 300 level Applied-upper level-credits must be in the same area (2 per semester) 6 cr.
MUSE 111 University-Community Orchestra
or MUSE 113 Wind Ensemble (large ensemble required each semester)
MUS 102 Class Guitar 1 cr.
MUS 103 Class Voice 1 cr.
MUS 141 String Techniques 1 cr.
MUS 241 Woodwind Techniques I 1 cr.
MUS 242 Woodwind Techniques II 1 cr.
MUS 243 Brass Techniques I 1 cr.
MUS 244 Brass Techniques II 1 cr.
MUS 245 Percussion Techniques I 1 cr.
MUS 246 Percussion Techniques II 1 cr.
MUS 342 Conducting 2 cr.
MUS 343 Instrumental Conducting 2 cr.
MUS 330 Orchestration 3 cr.
MUS 431 Instrumental Literature 3 cr.
Required for Teacher Certification: 32 cr. hrs.
(not counted in major total)
Choral/General or Instrumental/General (courses to be taken in the College of Education)
TED 120 Introduction to Education and Instructional Technology 3 cr.
TED 211 or TED 212 Educational Psychology: Middle and Secondary Education 5 cr.
TED 252 Multicultural Education 3 cr.
TED 420 School and Society 3 cr.
TED 422 Content Area Literacy 3 cr.
SPED 330 The Exceptional Child 3 cr.
TED 475 Student Teaching 12 cr.

General Education Requirements

BA and BS Liberal Arts majors as listed for CAS.
BS Education majors as listed for CEPS.

Department of Music

B46 Kleinpell Fine Arts
715-425-3183
www.uwrf.edu/MUS/

David Milne - Chair
Joy Killough Amel, Thomas Barnett, Peter Benson, Gary Bird, Patti Cudd, Laura Edman, Rick Gaynor, Eric Graham, Joseph Hagedorn, Craig Hara, Giselle Hillyer, Camilla Horne, Lesa Jacobsen, Stanley King, Carol Mason-Smith, Roger McVey, Polly Meyerding, Patrick O'Keefe, Gail Olszewski, Krista Palmquist, J.W. Park, Michael Roy, Kristin Tjornehoj, Charles Wazanowski, Kirsten Whitson, Matt Wilson.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Music Department offers high-quality undergraduate programs in music leading to the degrees Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music, as well as Minors in Music and Musical Theater. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The Bachelor or Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees are designed for students seeking admittance to a professional graduate school, or pursuing a music related career. The B.A. degree does not require a minor, however it does require a selection of courses Language Competency and International Components.  The B.S. degree requires a minor or double major.  The B.A. and B.S. degrees do not provide teacher certification

The Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree is designed to train and certify public school music teachers. In the B.M.E. degree program, students may elect either a Choral/General Music (K-12) emphasis (includes a piano-vocal option), or an Instrumental/General Music (K-12) emphasis.  The B.M.E. degree does not require a minor.

The department also offers a Music Minor (non-teaching) and a Musical Theatre Minor. All applicants for admission to degree programs in music must satisfactorily complete a performance audition. Audition requirements for all performance areas are available from the Music Department. In addition to the performance audition, all transfer applicants must take a music theory and history placement exam. The results of the exam will determine the appropriate course levels. Music students should consult the department handbook, which clarifies course requirements and provides additional pertinent information.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.