Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Music - Instrumental, B.A.


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Music Major


Audition Requirements: All students who wish to major or minor in music must have the approval of the music faculty, based on an entering performance audition. A student who successfully passes the entrance audition will be admitted to the music program through the sophomore level, at which time a second audition will determine eligibility for upperclassman standing. Auditions on campus are generally held during prospective student visit weekends. Applicants may also submit a video audition (DVD or online). Audition requests may be submitted online at this website: http://www.asbury.edu/academics/departments/music/auditions-scholarships.

Music Scholarships: Students who desire consideration for Music Performance Scholarships (which are available to future music majors, music minors, and other musically gifted students as well) must complete a successful musical performance audition, and must complete the application for a Music Performance Scholarship found on this web page: http://www.asbury.edu/academics/departments/music/auditions-scholarships.

Ensembles: Primary ensembles at Asbury are those that exist in support of the degree requirements for music majors and minors. Students must not only register for an ensemble but also meet that ensemble’s membership requirements in order to participate. Music majors, for whom a primary ensemble is required, must participate in that primary ensemble for the first 75% of the total ensemble semesters required for the degree. Further information about Asbury University Music Ensembles may be found on our website: https://www.asbury.edu/academics/departments/music/ensembles.

Recital Requirement: All music majors must present a recital of high caliber in accordance with music department standards. These standards are found in the “Recital Requirements & Guidelines” document on the Music Department’s website https://www.asbury.edu/academics/departments/music/student-resources/

Recital Attendance: All music majors and minors are required to attend a minimum number of recitals.

Piano Requirements For All Music Majors:

  1. Non-keyboard music majors must enroll in Functional Piano (151, 152, & 251) concurrently with the freshman and sophomore music theory courses; this enrollment in Functional Piano must continue without interruption until all required courses have been passed.
  2. Keyboard music majors are required to take: PNO 161, 162, 261, 262. (Church music keyboard majors take PNO 130 instead of PNO 261, 262).
  3. No student will be permitted either to register for student teaching or to request a senior recital hearing until he/she passes all Functional Piano requirements.

Private Lessons: All Music majors and minors are required to take private music lessons which are available on piano, organ, voice, handbells, all orchestral and band instruments, and guitar. A private lesson fee per credit is charged in addition to tuition credit. Students request private lessons by registering for INS 999 (Instrumental), ORG 999 (organ), PNO 999 (piano), or the appropriate VOC (voice) lessons number.Documents on private lessons are found on the Music Department’s website https://www.asbury.edu/academics/departments/music/student-resources/

 

Major Requirements (44-47) (33 Core + 11-13 Major Instrument Requirement)

Ensembles - minimum one required every semester: (8)


  • __ 0-1 (x8) ENS ___ Fall / Spring 20___

Recital Attendance - one required every semester: (8)


Complete 8 major instrument (INS) lessons:


* Students with Composition/Arranging Emphasis require only 2 semesters of 400 level lessons.

Private Lessons required every semester based on instrument*:

__ 1 INS 200 level Fall / Spring 20___

__ 1 INS 200 level Fall / Spring 20___

__ 1 INS 200 level Fall / Spring 20___

__ 1 INS 200 level Fall / Spring 20___

__ 1 INS 400 level Fall / Spring 20___

__ 1 INS 400 level Fall / Spring 20___

__ 1 INS 400 level Fall / Spring 20___

__ 1 INS 400 level Fall / Spring 20___

Plus Foundations Requirement of (46)


Traditional Undergraduate Foundations  

(3 hours Fine Arts satisfied by required major courses.) Plus electives needed for the 124 hour degree requirement (32-34, depending on Emphasis above)

In Addition, One of the Following Optional Emphases May Be Completed Towards Elective Hours:


Plus take:


* If the Vocal Proficiency requirements are not completed by the end of the sophomore year, students must enroll in voice lessons beginning with the first term of the junior year.

C. Performance (12-15)


(Based on Major Instrument)

For Non Vocal Majors - (INS, ORG, or PNO)


8 extra lesson credits:

Take Private Music Lessons courses at 2.0 credits each

  • ___ 4 extra lesson credits in 211 for four semesters
  • ___ 4 extra lesson credits in 411 for four semesters
Plus take:

PNO majors also take:

For Vocal Majors - (VOC)


6-8 extra lesson credits:

Take Private Music Lessons courses at 2.0 credits each

  • ___2- 4 extra lesson credits in 212 for minimum two semesters
  • ___ 4 extra lesson credits in 422 for four semesters

D. Pre-Music Therapy (18)


  • VOC 200 - Proficiency (0) * (met by 4 hours of voice lessons grade B or higher)

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