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CATALOG • 2009-2010


Music – Major/Minor

For information, contact Kevin Gallagher.

The music program at Cedar Crest is designed to provide a well-rounded interdisciplinary understanding of music practice, theory and history with an emphasis on vocal performances. Numerous opportunities to perform in vocal ensembles are available - the All College Chorus, open to all students without an audition, the small, select Madrigal Singers and the mixed chorus, the Camerata Singers. Applied music lessons are also offered to all students who wish to continue with voice or an instrument or begin study for the first time regardless of major.
Students majoring in music are required to complete a core of courses and select a concentration from vocal performance, business or music therapy. Career-oriented programs such as preparation for graduate work, church music, private teaching in applied music and combining music with elementary education or fine arts are encouraged.
All departmental majors are obliged to abide by the written Departmental Policies.
A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken for application toward all major requirements in the performing arts.

Competencies and Assessment in the Performing Arts

1. An initial assessment of each student's prior skills and experience is done upon declaring the major in music. A written assessment is placed in their file.
2. Attendance at the First Friday Performing Arts Noon Series is required each term for declared majors. Presentations are required once each year. All presentations are expected to be works in progress and can be drawn from class work or independent work. Additionally, all performing arts majors are required for graduation to attend a minimum of eight cultural events at Cedar Crest (2 in each area: art gallery openings or talks, music concerts, dance concerts, and theatre productions). Advisors keep a written record of students' attendance.
3. Students are expected to be familiar by graduation with the major composers, styles and periods on the lists appropriate to their discipline.
4. Mid-year reviews are conducted for all music majors. Reviews take place during FNA 100.  All majors are expected to meet with the departmental faculty to review their progress from class work to performance. Failure to comply will require the student to submit a five page analysis of her work to date. Mid-year reviews are required for certification.
5. By spring of the junior year, students submit project proposals for approval. All majors are expected to make an oral presentation on a designated First Friday briefly presenting the progress and plans for their project in spring of the junior year.
Senior Project: All majors must produce a major creative project in order to graduate. Students present a project proposal for departmental approval and seek an advisor for the project by May 1. No projects proceed without departmental approval. This project is included in Fine Arts 353.
6. Graduating seniors participate in exit interviews with departmental faculty.
Students are required to select a concentration in vocal performance, business, or music therapy. Career-oriented programs such as preparation for graduate work, church music, private teaching in applied music and combining music with elementary education or fine arts are encouraged.

Requirements for the Music Major
Performing Arts Core
The major in music requires the completion of the performing arts core of courses:
DNC 102 Experiencing Movement I 3 credits
FNA 100 First Friday (4 x .5)   2 credit
FNA 252 Fine Arts Seminar 3 credits
FNA 353 Senior Project (2 x 3) 6 credits
MUS 101 Experiencing Music 3 credits
THS 100 Experiencing Theatre 3 credits
THS 105 Public Speaking 3 credits
  or
THS 109 Poetry and Prose:  Oral Interpretation 3 credits
  or
THS 106 Forensics Speech Team 1 credit

Requirements for the Vocal Performance Concentration

Students complete performing arts core plus
DNC 113 Body Listening 1 credit
DNC 115 Human Movement Potential 1 credit
MUS 191 Applied Music (8 x 1) 8 credits
MUS 120 Historical Epochs in Music (3 x 3) 9 credits
MUS 210 Theory I 3 credits
MUS 215 Theory II 3 credits
MUS 221 Musical Styles (3 x 3) 9 credits
MUS 230 Great Composers (3 x 3) 9 credits
MUS 316 Conducting 2 credits
THS 201 Beginning Acting 3 credits

Plus three semesters of an ensemble (1 credit each semester)
Plus students must pass a piano proficiency test

Requirements for the Business Concentration

Students complete performing arts core plus
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3 credits
CIS 215 Advanced Business Computing 3 credits
BUA 221 Business Law I 3 credits
BUA 110 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUA 220 Human Resource Management 3 credits
MRK 230 Marketing 3 credits
MUS 120 Historical Epochs in Music (2 x 3) 6 credits
MUS 191 Applied Music (4 x 1) 4 credits
MUS 210 Theory I 3 credits
MUS 215 Theory II 3 credits
MUS 221 Musical Styles (2 x 3) 6 credits
MUS 230 Great Composers (2 x 3) 6 credits
MUS 316 Conducting 2 credits

Plus three semesters of an ensemble (1 credit each semester).
Plus students must pass a piano proficiency test.

Requirements for the Music Therapy Concentration

Students complete performing arts core plus
BIO 117 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits
MUS 191 Applied Music (4 x 1) 4 credits
MUS 120 Historical Epochs in Music (2 x 3) 6 credits
MUS 221 Musical Styles (2 x 3) 6 credits
MUS 230 Great Composers (2 x 3) 6 credits
MUS 210 Theory I 3 credits
MUS 215 Theory II 3 credits
MUS 316 Conducting 2 credits
PSY 100 General Psychology 3 credits
PSY 201 Optimal Wellness 3 credits
PSY 227 Principles of Helping Relationships 3 credits
PSY 250 Lifespan Development 3 credits
PSY 309 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
  or
PSY 351 Theories of Personality 3 credits

Plus three semesters of an ensemble (1 credit each semester)
Plus students must pass a piano proficiency test

Requirements for the Music Minor
MUS 101 Experiencing Music 3 credits
MUS 120 Historical Epochs in Music 3 credits
MUS 191 Applied Music (8 x 1) 8 credits
MUS 210 Theory I 3 credits
MUS 221 Musical Styles 3 credits
MUS 230 Great Composers 3 credits

Plus three semesters of an ensemble (audit or credit – 3x1)

Certification to Teach Music

Students who wish to fulfill requirements for certification to teach music in the public schools of Pennsylvania may do so by combining course work at Cedar Crest with the required music education and music methods courses at nearby Moravian College. Students seeking this program should consult with the music department in the freshman year.