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The Department of Music offers programs leading toward the Bachelor of Music (BM) degree in four major fields of Music Education: General Studies with Teacher Certification; Performance; Commercial Music; and Theory and Composition. The Department also offers a Minor in Music with three options/tracks: Applied, Performance, or Commercial/Recording. Students should choose one option.
Limits on Undergraduate Music Course Enrollment for Music Majors
Music Majors may enroll in undergraduate music classes a maximum of three (3) times. Exemptions will only be granted in cases of extreme hardship at the discretion of the chair.
A student may enroll more than three times in a variable-topic, studio, performance, workshop, or other course that is identified as "may be repeated for credit."A student may enroll in a course designated as variable-topic, studio, performance, workshop, or other course that is identified as "may be repeated for credit" in which he or she has unresolved grade of I (Incomplete).
Students enrolled in "Pre-Major" Individual Instruction MUSA 1290, Voice Class MUSA 1274, or MUSA 2280, Intermediate Class Guitar may only take those courses a maximum of two times.
Students enrolled in MUSA 1195 must attempt entry to Upper Level lessons through a barrier jury after the fourth semester of study in MUSA 1195. Students have a maximum of two attempts to successfully pass the barrier jury and gain entry into upper level lessons.
Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Music, Commercial Music
- Bachelor of Music, General
- Bachelor of Music, Performance
- Bachelor of Music, Theory & Composition
Minor in Music (Choose one Option)
CHAIR: Dr. Steve L. Wilson
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Education: BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MM, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; DMA, University of North Texas
Research Interests: Recording wind bands, Promoting the development of the wind band repertoire, teaching of conducting
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Education: BA, University of Northern Colorado; MA, University of Northern Colorado; DMA, The Catholic University of America in Washington
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Education: BM Ed, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán; MM, Louisiana State University; DMA, The University of Arizona
Research Interests: Latin American Piano Music, Tango, Academic Tangos, Szymanowski, Piano Pedagogy, Group Piano Teaching
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Education: BMus, The University of Texas at El Paso; MM, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; DMA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Education: BMus, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; MM, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; DMA, The University of Arizona
Research Interests: Spain, Nationalism, Folk Music, Ethnomusicology, Piano, Piano Literature, Piano Repertoire, Piano Pedagogy
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Education: BM Ed, Florida State University; MM, The University of Southern Mississippi; Ph D, The University of Southern Mississippi
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Education: BMus, University of North Texas; MM, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music; DMA, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
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Education: BMus, Millikin University; MM, University of Illinois; DMA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: performance, improvisation, composition, creative music practices, music for media, film music, interdisciplinary collaboration, jazz and contemporary music, improvisation as a model for social change
Adjoint Assistant Professor
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Education: BMus, The University of California; MM, The University of Texas at Austin; DMA, The University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: A Vocal Handicap Index - For Hundreds of years people of all ages have been making music. For most people singing will remain a hobby, but for many young singers music will become their life's work. Children, adolescents, and young adults often find comfort, friendship and self-expression through music. But just like any sport, singing has its risks, and we, as vocal specialists, must work to mitigate these risks in our youth. There is undisputable evidence that young singer's are experiencing a variety of vocal difficulties, including but not limited to acid reflux and dysphonia. The question is, "How do these vocal difficulties arise, and what can we do as vocal specialists to prevent them from occurring in the future?" I submit that these vocal difficulties are directly related to hygiene, insufficient hydration, and a poor diet. Up until now, there have several studies done with regards to the health and diet of the mature singer, such as the VHI for singers (Vocal Handicap Index for Singers) but there has been little in-depth research devoted to the developing young singer. The primary purpose of this study would be to determine whether or not the VHI for singers, in its current format is appropriate for 10-16 year-old singers. The secondary purpose would be to determine whether or not vocal health and voice preservation knowledge correlates with aberrant vocal symptoms and if a new VHI for this age range would be beneficial to better suit their needs. Data related to these two purposes would allow us to better understand the vocal competency of young singers and also whether the need for this information is uniquely critical to older children. Such data would lend support to both education and dietary modification in this as of yet under-examined group of singers. Other significant areas of research interest including building on my dissertation. My dissertation included a significant searchable database of suitable musical theater repertoire that is educational, challenging, fulfilling and enjoyable for students in a certain age range. Ideally, the initial database can be both expanded to other types of literature and grown to include different instruments, all ages and abilities. It is my desire to bring the database to public availability with a smartphone application interface. This is a massive, long-term project.
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Education: BMus, Virginia Commonwealth University; MM, Virginia Commonwealth University; Post baccalaureate Certification Program, Texas State University
Research Interests: Early jazz saxophone soloists
Visiting Assistant Professors
Juanita Newland Ulloa
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Education: BA, Yale University; MA, UC Berkeley; DA, University of Northern Colorado
Research Interests: Mexican Song & Rhythms, Mariachi, Boleros, Spanish Song, Flamenco, Arab influenced Southern Spain, Cuban Song and Rhythms; Songs of world cultures, Diverse European Song Literature and Music History.