Mar 26, 2019  
2018-2019 University Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 University Bulletin

Music - B.A.


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Students majoring in music will complete foundational music courses and choose one of the following concentrations:

  • performance
  • music theory/composition
  • liturgical music.

The concentrations include applied music courses, ensemble courses, and targeted skills courses. In addition, students participate in annual juries and bi-annual performances. Lastly, a key feature of the music discipline is the planning and execution of a senior project  (or recital in the case of performance concentration students), which is an ideal stepping stone to further education or to any career in which the individual is deepened and enriched by knowledge of music.

Major Requirements

Concentrations


In addition to completing foundation courses, students complete one of the following concentrations:

  • Performance
  • Music Theory/Composition
  • Liturgical Music

Performance: Classical Guitar


Audition Requirements:

Students who want to be music majors with a performance concentration will be asked to audition before admission to the music program. Students would have to be at or beyond the intermediate level at their instrument prior to the audition. Contact the director of the music discipline for audition requirements/questions regarding the requirements.

Applied Music Courses (16 credit hours)
Ensemble Courses (3.5-6 credit hours)

Complete one of the following two course options:

Targeted Skills: Pedagogy (2 credit hours)
Juries

Once annually

Performances

Bi-annually

Senior Recital

Performance: Jazz and Contemporary Guitar


Audition Requirements:

Students who want to be music majors with a performance concentration will be asked to audition before admission to the music program. Students would have to be at or beyond the intermediate level at their instrument prior to the audition. Contact the director of the music discipline for audition requirements/questions regarding the requirements.

Applied Music Courses (16 credit hours)
Ensemble Courses (3.5-6 hours)
Targeted Skills Courses (6 credit hours) 

Complete two of the following courses:

Juries

Once annually

Performances

Bi-annually

Senior Recital

Performance: Percussion


Audition Requirements:

Students who want to be music majors with a performance concentration will be asked to audition before admission to the music program. Students would have to be at or beyond the intermediate level at their instrument prior to the audition. Contact the director of the music discipline for audition requirements/questions regarding the requirements.

Applied Music Courses (14-16 credit hours)
Ensemble Courses (1 credit hour)

Students complete two semesters (.5 credit hour each) from the following two course options:

  • MUSE 3950 - Jazz Band (Concordia University-Chicago)
  • MUSE 3960 - University Band (Concordia University-Chicago)
Targeted Skills Courses: (6 credit hours)

Complete two of the following courses:

Juries

Once annually

Performances

Bi-annually

Senior Recital

Performance: Piano


Audition Requirements:

Students who want to be music majors with a performance concentration will be asked to audition before admission to the music program. Students would have to be at or beyond the intermediate level at their instrument prior to the audition. Contact the director of the music discipline for audition requirements/questions regarding the requirements.

Applied Music Courses (16 credit hours)
Ensemble Courses (4 credit hours)

With permission of the director of the music discpline,

  may be substituted for one of these two courses.

Targeted Skills: Pedagogy and Technique (4 credit hours)
Juries

Once annually

Performances

Bi-annually

Senior Recital

Performance: Voice


Audition Requirements:

Students who want to be music majors with a performance concentration will be asked to audition before admission to the music program. Students would have to be at or beyond the intermediate level at their instrument prior to the audition. Contact the director of the music discipline for audition requirements/questions regarding the requirements.

Applied Music Courses (16 credit hours)
Ensemble Courses (3.5-6 credit hours)

Complete two semesters from the following:

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  • MUSE 3905 - Women’s Chamber Choir (0.5 credit hour-Concordia University-Chicago)
  • MUSE 3925 - Mannerchor (0.5 credit hour-Concordia University-Chicago)
  • MUSE 3930 - Schola Cantorum (0.5 credit hour-Concordia University-Chicago)
Targeted Skills Courses: (4 credit hours)
Juries

Once annually

Performances

Bi-annually

Senior Recital

Music Theory/Composition


This concentration is for the student who wants to focus on music theory and composition. The students will become versed in music theory, exposed to various compositional techniques and forms, and will produce original works. The final project/recital will be a presentation of the students original works amased during their years of study at Dominican. It is highly recommended that students of this concentration also study an instrument privately. Piano is an ideal instrument to that end, as it allows students to play harmony.

Applied Music Courses (16 credit hours)

Students may substitute 2 credit hours of

  for 2 credit hours of MUS 304.

Targeted Skills Courses:  (10 credit hours)

Complete two of the following three courses:

Juries

Once annually

Performances

Bi-annually

Senior Recital

Additional Recommended Coursework


Liturgical Music


This concentration would be appropriate for students who enjoy performing music, but also feel called to practice their gift in a religious setting. As a Catholic institution, the liturgical studies at Dominican focus on the Catholic tradition. Classes that address the Protestant - Lutheran liturgical tradition can be taken at Concordia University-Chicago, just a few blocks from Dominican’s campus (Dominican University has a consortial relationship with Concordia University-Chicago). For more information, contact the director of the music discipline.

Applied Music Courses (12 credit hours)

A minimum of six semesters private instruction in one of the following instruments: guitar, piano, voice.

  • two semesters at the 100-level (2 credit hours each semester/4 credit hours total)
  • two semesters at the 200-level (2 credit hours each semester/4 credit hours total)
  • two semesters at the 300-level (2 credit hours each semester/4 credit hours total)
Ensemble Courses (4.5-5 credit hour)

Students may substitute MUSE 3930 - Schola Cantorum (.5 credit hour-Concordia University-Chicago) for the second semester of MUS 290 (pending successful audition)

Targeted Skills Courses: (7 credit hours)
  •   
  • MUSE 1371 - The Church Musician (1 credit hour-Concordia University Chicago)
  • MUSE 4362 - Music Heritage of the Church (2 credit hours-Concordia University Chicago)
  • Private Instruction-Pastoral Music Ministry (2 credit hours)
Internship/Field Experience
  • 3 credit hours
Juries

Once annually

Performances

Bi-annually

Senior Recital

Additional Recommended Coursework


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