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2010-2011 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]


Associate Professor Robinson, Chairperson

Professors Boonshaft, Hettrick, Lalama; Associate Professor Bell, Carter, Cinnamon, Fryling; Assistant Professors Lampl, Ramael, Stoecker

Acceptance by the Music Department requires an audition in the candidate’s principal area of performance, and completion of placement tests in music theory and ear training prior to enrollment.

Pi Kappa Lambda: a national music honor society.

  1. Students who intend to enroll in MUS 61  or 61A  and/or 69  or 69A  or 70A  must take a departmental entrance examination in rudiments, elements of theory and aural perception before registering. A remedial course may be recommended.
  2. Students are assigned to MUS 61A  in place of 61  and/or 69A  in place of 69  by departmental advisement based on the entrance examination in elements of theory and aural perception. Credit will not be granted for both 61  and 61A , 62  and 62A  or MUS 69  and 69A .
  3. Students without previous keyboard experience should enroll in MUS 35  and 35A  during the freshman year.
  4. Ensemble (MUS 20 ), University Band (MUS 21 ), University Symphony Orchestra (MUS 22 ), University Mixed Chorus (MUS 23 ), University Wind Ensemble (MUS 24 ), University Chorale (MUS 25 ) and String Orchestra (MUS 26 ) are organized for participation by the general student body, for credit or as cocurricular activities, as well as by music majors. Open to all qualified students by audition; students desiring credit must register in advance. (Credit of .5 s.h. per semester is on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis only.) No more than 6 semester hours may be applied to any degree.
  5. All music majors must take Ensemble (MUS 20 ), under faculty advisement, for six semesters for a total of 3 s.h. All music majors must also participate every semester, under advisement, in their principal performing area, University Band (MUS 21 ), University Symphony Orchestra (MUS 22 ), University Mixed Chorus (MUS 23 ), University Wind Ensemble (MUS 24 ), University Chorale (MUS 25 ), or String Orchestra (MUS 26 ) with six semesters taken for credit for a total of 3 s.h. Candidates for the Music Education, B.S.Ed.  degree who are band or orchestra instrumentalists are also required to participate for four semesters (either with or without credit) in one or more of the following choral organizations: University Mixed Chorus (MUS 23 ), Hofstra Chorale (MUS 25 ), Chamber Singers, or the Collegium Musicum chorus.
  6. All music majors must consult with the Music Department regarding Private Instruction (P) and must enroll in the course of their major performance area during the freshman and sophomore years. A special fee (see Tuition and Fees) in addition to the semester-hour tuition will be charged for P and is nonrefundable.
  7. No more than 6 semester hours in P may be applied to the B.A. or B.S. in Education degree.
  8. Music courses numbered 30 through 39A, 101C-122C, 101D-120D, 122D , 107, 108 , 160A , 160B , 172 , 190  and 191  may not be applied toward liberal arts credit. Students will be enrolled in the appropriate courses only after consultation with an adviser.

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