2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Music

Director: H. David Caffey, M.M.

Associate Director : Charles A. Hansen, D.M.A.

Location: Frasier Hall 108

Telephone: 970.351.2993

Graduate Coordinator: Robert Ehle, Ph.D.

Faculty: John Adler, D.M.A.; Vergie Amendola, M.M.; Erik Applegate, M.M.; H. Gray Barrier, M.M.; Jonathan Bellman, D.M.A.; Diane Bolden–Taylor, D.M.A.; Jill Burleson, D.A.; Jason Byrnes, D.M.; Andrew Dahlke, D.M.A.; Galen Darrough, D.M.A.; Robert Ehle, Ph.D.; Paul Elwood, Ph.D.; Gal Faganel, D.M.A; Nancy Glen, D.A.; Russell Guyver, D.M.A.; James Hall, D.M.A.; Charles A. Hansen, D.M.A.; Caleb Harris, M.M.; Marian K. Hesse, M.M.; Lauren Jacobson, M.M.; Deborah Kauffman, D.M.A.; Dana B. Landry, M.M.; Brian Clay Luedloff, M.F.A.; Melissa Malde, D.M.A.; Richard G. Mayne, Ph.D.; Charlotte R. Mills, D.A.; Mark Montemayor, Ph.D.; Stephen Pierce, D.M.A.; Carissa Reddick, Ph.D.; Kenneth Singleton, D.M.A.; Lei Weng, M.M.; James White, M.A.; Nathaniel G. Wickham, D.M.A.; William Wilson, M.M.

Course(s) Offered (Prefix ):

Program(s) Offered:

Music B.A.

Liberal Arts Emphasis

Music B.M.

Business Emphasis

Composition Emphasis

Instrumental Performance Emphasis

Jazz Studies Instrumental Emphasis

Piano Emphasis

Vocal Performance Emphasis

Music Education B.M.E.

K-12 Teaching Instrumental Music Emphasis

K-12 Teaching Vocal, Piano and General Emphasis

Music: Liberal Arts Minor

Approximately 500 music majors annually have made UNC’s School of Music their choice for many reasons. The School of Music offers nationally recognized faculty with specialists on every instrument. There are more than 50 performing ensembles, a number of which are nationally recognized.

The UNC School of Music, with 40 full-time and 20 part-time faculty, is organized into seven program areas, each with an area head. The program areas are Winds and Percussion, Strings, Keyboard, Vocal, Academic Studies, Music Education, and Jazz Studies.

Students may choose from a full range of degrees, bachelor through doctoral programs, and from emphases in performance, conducting, music education, composition, jazz studies, and music history. Considerable variety and depth of course offerings are available at UNC.

General objectives of the University of Northern Colorado School of Music are based on service and leadership in the arts at local, state, regional, national and international levels.

An integral unit within the University, the School of Music embraces the role and mission statements of the University of Northern Colorado and has designed its goals and objectives to support and enhance institutional purposes and directions.

The primary goal of the UNC School of Music is to develop skilled and sensitive musicians at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels, including performers, conductors, educators, composers, historians, theorists and music administrators. The UNC School of Music maintains a two-fold objective of providing the strongest preparation possible in music education, theory, and history, while encouraging the highest standards of performance.

School of Music graduates are well regarded in the professional world. UNC-prepared educators hold positions at universities, colleges, high schools, junior high and elementary schools throughout the United States and the world. School of Music performance graduates are found in professional symphony orchestras, opera and musical theatre repertory companies, the nation's premier military ensembles, prominent free-lance careers in metropolitan centers, and in professional chamber ensembles and jazz bands.

Major Musical Organizations

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Students planning to major in music are required to submit an application to the School of Music. The music application and appropriate instructions are provided by the Admissions Office upon request, or upon receipt of an Application for Admission that specifically indicates a music major. Auditions are required of all applicants to the School of Music. Information concerning auditions may be requested from the School of Music, University of Northern Colorado, Frasier Hall, Greeley, Colorado 80639, phone 970.351.2993 or at our website http://arts.unco.edu/music/admissions.html.

Students meeting the general admission requirements of the University may be accepted as undeclared majors. Students will be designated as music majors and accepted by the School of Music after a successful audition.

Minimum Proficiencies . Minimum proficiency in music fundamentals and ear training as assessed by the Music Theory Placement Exam to enter MUS 113/114.