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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Music

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The music unit prepares students to engage meaningfully and successfully as leaders in a music-filled world.  Music major curricula stress development of the knowledge, skills, and experience for students to become well-equipped professionals. The Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and music therapy reflect our support of the College’s motto of “Educate for Service,” and the Bachelor of Arts degree in music additionally offers the flexibility to design an individualized emphasis. Music majors are chosen through an audition and interview process in which their performance, listening skills, and aptitude for their intended majors are evaluated. Curricular and co-curricular opportunities are provided for students to study and experience music at all levels.

Elizabethtown College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Department has adopted requirements for upper-level standing for Music majors. A copy of these requirements is available in the Department’s office.

Music Majors

The Department offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Education , Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy , and Bachelor of Arts in Music .

Music Minor

The Music Minor  provides students with opportunities to acquire and develop skills in music theory, music performance, music history, and literature. A student electing to minor in Music must consult with the Department Chair, who assigns a music faculty member to assess the student’s readiness for admission to the program.

Master’s in Music Education

The Department offers a Master’s degree for in-service teachers in a blended curricular format. The program focuses on strands of pedagogy, philosophy, curriculum and assessment, ethnomusicology, and social-emotional learning/cultural environments. The study of pedagogy is grounded in the study and practice of World Music Drumming© levels and study in inclusive and eclectic methodologies (Dalcroze, Kodály, Suzuki, Music Learning Theory, and Orff).

Special Notes Regarding Applied Music Lessons and Ensembles

Students who register for applied music for credit must meet minimum standards established by the Department and should contact the Department office for a list of standards for each applied area. Students who have not attained the level necessary for credit may study through the Preparatory Division. Students in applied music advance as rapidly as their abilities permit. They must study technical exercises and literature from various musical periods and styles.

Students may register with or without credit for the established music ensembles and for other ensembles organized under faculty supervision; ensemble registration for credit may be repeated. All students must meet the standards for attendance at rehearsals and public performances established by the faculty Directors.

Applied music lessons and certain music ensembles may be counted for the Creative Expression requirement of the Core Program if taken as letter-graded for four semesters. An additional fee is charged for applied music lessons. Fees are printed on the master course schedule.

Special Notes Regarding Transfer Credit for Aural Skills and Functional Keyboard Skills

The Division of Fine and Performing Arts reserves the right to administer a diagnostic exam to verify a student’s skill level PRIOR to awarding academic transfer credit for Aural Skills and Functional Keyboard Skills. This policy was established to ensure academic success at the appropriate level. ALL students accepted into a music program should contact the Fine and Performing Arts Division for more information on assessment of transfer credits.

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