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    Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., Dean
    School of Humanities and Fine Arts
    Phone: 724-805-2343
    Fax: 724-805-2812

    rkollar@stvincent.edu 

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    The Music Program

    The Department of Music 

    Fine Arts Learning Objectives:

    • Students should know and be able to use discipline-based vocabulary.
    • Students should be able to critique their own work as well as the work of others.
    • Students should be able to identify stylistic characteristics.
    • Students should have acquired basic facility in a broad range of media/instruments and/or research methods.
    • Students should have acquired advanced facility in one medium/instrument.
    • Students should have understanding of possible career paths.

    Music Major Requirements (48-50 credits) 
    Required each semester (16 credits):
    MU 090 Recital Attendance - 0 credit
    MU 325 Primary Instrument for Majors/Minors - 2 credits
    (2 credits for eight semesters or a total of 16 credits)

    Required courses (24 credits):
    MU 108 Music History: Baroque and Classical Periods - 3 credits
    MU 109 Music History: Romantic and Contemporary Periods - 3 credits
    MU 115 Fundamentals of Music Theory - 3 credits
    MU 205 Sight Singing, Ear Training and Solfeggio I - 3 credits
    MU 206 Sight Singing, Ear Training and Solfeggio II - 3 credits
    MU 208 Harmony I - 3 credits
    MU 209 Harmony II - 3 credits

    Any combination of ensembles selected from (8 credits):
    MU 171 Marching Band - 1 credit
    MU 175 Instrumental Ensemble - 1 credit
    MU 180 Saint Vincent College Singers - 1 credit
    MU 181 Musical Theater Workshop - 1 credit
    MU 182 Opera Workshop - 1 credit
    MU 185 Saint Vincent Camerata - 1 credit

    Additional requirements for voice majors (2 credits):
    MU 317 Diction for Singers: Italian and Latin - 1 credit
    MU 318 Diction for Singers: German and French - 1 credit

    Music Minor Requirements (18 credits):
    Students must successfully pass an audition to be admitted to this minor. Please contact the department chair to schedule an audition and receive audition guidelines.
    Required each semester:
    MU 090 Recital Attendance - 0 credit

    Required courses (9 credits):
    MU 108 Music History and Literature: Baroque and Classical Periods - 3 credits
    MU 109 Music History and Literature: Romantic and Contemporary Periods - 3 credits
    MU 115 Fundamentals of Music Theory - 3 credits
    Two or three semesters of private instruction (3 credits):
    MU 325 Primary Instrument for Majors and Minors - 1 or 2 credits
    Any combination of ensembles or private instruction selected from (6 credits): Two semesters of piano study are recommended if the minor’s primary instrument is non-keyboard.
    MU 225 Secondary Instrument for Majors and Minors - 1 or 2 credits
    MU 171 Marching Band - 1 credit
    MU 175 Instrumental Ensemble - 1 credit
    MU 180 Saint Vincent College Singers - 1 credit
    MU 181 Musical Theater Workshop - 1 credit
    MU 182 Opera Workshop - 1 credit
    MU 185 Saint Vincent Camerata - 1 credit
    MU 325 Primary Instrument for Majors and Minors - 1 or 2 credits

    Music History Minor (18 credits):
    Required each semester:
    MU 090 Recital Attendance - 0 credits

    Required courses:
    MU 106 World Music - 3 credits
    MU 108 Music History and Literature: Baroque and Classical Periods - 3 credits
    MU 109 Music History and Literature: Romantic and Contemporary - 3 credits
    MU 112 Survey of Musical Theater and Opera - 3 credits
    MU 115 Fundamentals of Music Theory - 3 credits
    MU 720 Gregorian Chant* - 3 credits
    * Offered through Saint Vincent Seminary  

    Students must successfully pass an audition to be admitted to this major and minor. Please contact the department chair to schedule an audition and receive audition guidelines. Students may choose their primary instrument from one of the following instruments: voice, piano, organ, violin, viola, guitar (acoustic, classical, jazz, bass), flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, and trombone.