Music

FACULTY Professors Dzapo, Jost, Heinemann, Kaizer, Vroman (chair); Associate Professors Kelly, Walters; Assistant Professor Orfe; Lecturer Henry; Temporary Instructor Choi; Music/Theatre Specialist Sloter; Department Accompanist Molina.

Accreditation

The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Mission

Music at Bradley has a double mission:

  1. To prepare music students for successful careers as teachers or administrators in music; as professional performers; as composers; or as professionals in music related fields such as music business.
  2. To prepare both professional and general students who are not music majors for lifelong pleasure in music.

Degrees Offered

General Degree Requirements

Applied Music

Teacher Certification

The department also offers a Music Minor.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all undergraduate degree programs in music requires:

  1. A minimum of four years experience in orchestra, band, chorus or private lessons.
  2. A successful music audition. (Contact the chair of the Department of Music for an audition appointment.)

Degree Requirements

General Degree Requirements:

  1. All full-time music majors and minors must register for Recital Lab (MUS 001) each semester of residence. Each student is expected to perform on this lab at least once a semester or as determined by the applied music teacher.
  2. All full-time music majors must participate in an assigned concert band, choir, or orchestra. String players may audition and perform with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra or the Knox-Galesburg Symphony but must continue to perform in the Bradley Symphony Orchestra.
  3. All music majors should declare a major instrument or voice by the end of the fourth semester. A music minor must declare at the time of audition.
  4. All music students must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 in music courses during the first two years in order to achieve advanced standing. Junior-senior credit in the major applied area can be earned only after a student has achieved advanced standing. Music majors with additional majors may not be allowed to apply these courses as junior/senior hours. Students should consult with their advisor(s).
  5. A “sophomore review” will be held during the spring semester of each student’s sophomore year. At the beginning of the spring semester, each sophomore music major will be scheduled for a meeting with his or her advisor, the department chair, and other faculty members as required (e.g., private instructor, ensemble coach) for a review of the student’s progress up to that time. The purpose of the review is to address any deficiencies that might impede the student’s continued progress in his or her chosen field. Students will also have an opportunity to pose questions relevant to their academic programs at Bradley and their intended goals.

Proficiency Examinations

  1. Proficiency examinations are available in the following areas: theory (up to 4 credits), ear-training & sightsinging, history & literature, and applied music (limited to 2 semesters of credit).
  2. Students should consult with the department chair for further information regarding proficiency examinations.

Bachelor of Arts Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Music

  • Applied Music (min. of 4 semesters) - 8 hrs.
  • Ensemble (each semester) - 4-8 hrs.
  • MUS 001 Recital Lab (each semester) - 0 hrs.
  • MUS 161 Music Theory I - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 162 Music Theory II - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 163 Elementary Ear-Training and Sightsinging - 1 hr.
  • MUS 164 Elementary Ear-Training and Sightsinging - 1 hr.
  • MUS 165 Keyboard Skills-Class Piano - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 166 Keyboard Skills-Class Piano - 2 hrs.
  • Two of the following:
  • MUS 235 Music in Its Hist. Persp. I - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 236 Music in Its Hist. Persp. II - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 335 Music in Its Hist. Persp. III - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 336 Music in Its Hist. Persp. IV - 3 hrs.
  • Music Electives 9-13

Total Hours Required for Major 41

Bachelor of Music Degree

BM students must complete the core requirements along with those for one of the majors.

Core Requirements

  • MUS 001 Recital Lab (each semester) - 0 hrs.
  • MUS 002 Senior Recital - 0 hrs.
  • MUS 141/341, 142/342, 143/343, 144/344, 145/345, or 146/346 (ensemble each semester) - 8 hrs.
  • MUS 161 Music Theory I - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 162 Music Theory II - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 163 Elementary Ear-Training and Sightsinging - 1 hr.
  • MUS 164 Elementary Ear-Training and Sightsinging - 1 hr.
  • MUS 165 Keyboard Skills-Class Piano - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 166 Keyboard Skills-Class Piano - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 235 Music in Its Historical Perspective I - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 236 Music in Its Historical Perspective II - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 261 Music Theory III - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 262 Music Theory IV - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 263 Ear-Training and Sightsinging - 1 hr.
  • MUS 264 Ear-Training and Sightsinging - 1 hr.
  • MUS 265 Advanced Keyboard Skills-Class Piano - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 266 Advanced Keyboard Skills-Class Piano - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 305 Counterpoint or MUS 319 Composition or MUS 405 Theories of Atonal Music - 2–3 hrs.
  • MED 321 Conducting I - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 335 Music in Its Historical Perspective III - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 336 Music in Its Historical Perspective IV - 3 hrs.

Total Core Hours Required: 44-45 

Performance Major

Performance majors must complete the requirements for one of the following concentrations:

Piano Concentration

  • APL 189/389 Applied Music Piano (max. 4 hrs./sem.) - 20 hrs.
  • Half Junior Recital 0
  • MUS 327 Accompanying or MUS 328 Accompanying (4 semesters) - 4 hrs.
  • MUS 331 Piano Pedagogy - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 433 Piano Literature - 2 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Concentration: 28

Total Hours Required for Major: 72

Piano Accompanying Concentration

  • APL 189/389 Applied Music Piano (max. 4 hrs./sem.) - 16 hrs.
  • Applied Music/accompanying techniques - 16 hrs.
  • MUS 125 Foreign Language Diction - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 421 Advanced Choral Conducting - 1 hr.
  • MUS 422 Advanced Instrumental Conducting - 1 hr.
  • MUS 480 Vocal Literature - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 491 Independent Study (Instrumental Music Literature) - 2 hrs.

Additional Requirements:

  • Foreign language (French and German) - 7 hrs.
  • Accompany two half recitals in junior year with a singer and an instrumentalist (solo recital may substitute for either one).
  • Accompany two full recitals in senior year with a singer and an instrumentalist.

Total Hours Required for Concentration: 47

Total Hours Required for Major: 91

Organ Concentration

  • APL 187/387 Applied Music Organ (max. 4 hrs./sem.) - 20 hrs.
  • MUS 003 Junior Recital - 0 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Concentration: 20

Total Hours Required for Major: 64

Voice Concentration

  • APL 197/397 Applied Music Voice (max. 4 hrs./sem.) - 20 hrs.
  • MUS 003 Junior Recital 0
  • MUS 125 Foreign Language Diction - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 375 Opera Workshop - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 470 Vocal Pedagogy - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 480 Vocal Literature - 2 hrs.

Additional requirements:

  • Foreign language (French and German) - 16 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Concentration: 44

Total Hours Required for Major: 88

Orchestral/Band Instruments Concentration

  • Applied Music (max. 4 hrs./sem.) - 20 hrs.
  • MUS 003 Junior Recital - 0 hrs.
  • MUS 491 Independent Study
  • (Instrumental Music Literature and Pedagogy) - 2 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Concentration: 22

Total Hours Required for Major: 66 

Composition Major

  • Applied Music - 20 hrs.
  • APL 180/380 Applied Music Composition - 8 hrs.
  • MUS 305 Counterpoint or MUS 319 Composition (one taken in core) - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 401 Orchestration - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 405 Theories of Atonal Music - 3 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Concentration: 35

Total Hours Required for Major: 79 

Music Education Major

Music education majors must complete the requirements for one of the following concentrations:

Instrumental Concentration

  • Applied Music (7 semesters minimum) - 14 hrs.
  • MUS 115 Voice Class - 1 hr.
  • MED 155 Brass Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 251 String Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 252 Advanced String Techniques - 1 hr.
  • MED 257 Percussion Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 322 Conducting II - 2 hrs.
  • MED 354 Woodwind Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 355 Advanced Woodwind Techniques - 1 hr.
  • MUS 323 Marching Band Techniques - 1 hr.
  • MUS 401 Orchestration - 2 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Concentration: 30

Total Hours Required for Major: 74

Piano Concentration

  • APL 189/389 Applied Music Piano (min. 7 semesters) - 14 hrs.
  • MED 155 Brass Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 251 String Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 257 Percussion Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 322 Conducting II - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 327 Accompanying, or MUS 328 Accompanying (4 semesters) - 4 hrs.
  • MUS 331 Piano Pedagogy - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 354 Woodwind Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 355 Advanced Woodwind Techniques - 1 hr.
  • MUS 433 Piano Literature - 2 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Concentration: 33

Total Hours Required for Major: 77

Vocal Concentration

  • APL 197/397 Applied Music Voice (min. 7 semesters) - 14 hrs.
  • MUS 125 Foreign Language Diction - 2 hrs.
  • MED 155 Brass Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 251 String Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 257 Percussion Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 322 Conducting II - 2 hrs.
  • MED 354 Woodwind Techniques - 2 hrs.
  • MED 355 Advanced Woodwind Techniques - 1 hr.
  • MUS 375 Opera Workshop - 1 hr.
  • MUS 470 Vocal Pedagogy - 2 hrs.
  • MUS 480 Vocal Literature - 2 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Concentration: 32

Total Hours Required for Major: 76

Teacher Certification

Music students desiring to teach in the public schools must complete the BM degree with a major in music education and the requirements for teacher certification. Consult the College of Education and Health Sciences section of the catalog for specific requirements. Students will be assigned an advisor in music and in the Department of Teacher Education. Regular consultation with both advisors is extremely important.

Professional Education Requirements:

    • ETE 100 Technology Applications - 1 hr.
    • ETE 115 Schools and Schooling in American Society - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 116 Field Experience: Schools and Schooling - 1 hr.
    • ETE 225 Human Development - 4 hrs.
    • ETE 270 Physical Development and Health - 1 hr.
    • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 342 Guiding Learners and Developing Classroom Communities  - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 351 Elementary School Music for Music Majors  - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 352 Secondary School Music  - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 360 Teaching Reading in the Content Field  - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 381 Field Experience in Elementary Music Teaching - 2 hrs.
    • ETE 382 Field Experience in Secondary Music Teaching - 2 hrs.
    • ETE 490 Student Teaching Professional Portfolio - 1 hr.
    • ETE 493 Student Teaching in K-12 Music - 12 hrs.

      Total Required Education Hours for Degree: 42

      Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Music (Music Business)

      • Applied Music (min. of 4 semesters) - 8 hrs.
      • Ensemble (Each semester) - 4–8 hrs.
      • MUS 001 Recital lab (Each semester) - 0 hrs.
      • MUS 161 Music Theory I - 2 hrs.
      • MUS 162 Music Theory II - 2 hrs.
      • MUS 163 Elementary Ear-training and Sight Singing - 1 hr.
      • MUS 164 Elementary Ear-training and Sight Singing - 1 hr.
      • MUS 165 Keyboard Skills - 2 hrs.
      • MUS 166 Keyboard Skills - 2 hrs.
      • Two of the following:
        • MUS 235 Music in Its Hist. Persp. I - 3 hrs.
        • MUS 236 Music in Its Hist. Persp. II - 3 hrs.
        • MUS 335 Music in Its Hist. Persp. III - 3 hrs.
        • MUS 336 Music in Its Hist. Persp. IV - 3 hrs.
      • MUS 101 Intro to Music Business - 3 hrs.
      • MUS 301 Contemporary Issues in Music Business - 3 hrs.
      • CFA 301 Cooperative Education/Internship - 2–6 hrs.
      • ATG 157 Accounting Principles - 3 hrs.
      • BMA 352 Managing in Organizations - 3 hrs.
      • MTG 315 Principles of Marketing - 3 hrs.
      • FIN 322 Business Finance - 3 hrs.
      • ECO 100 or ECO 221 - 3 hrs.
      • MTG 304 Professional Selling - 3 hrs.
      • MTG 393 Retailing or MTG 410 Services Marketing - 3 hrs.

      Total Hours Required: 63*

      *43 of the required 63 hours must be earned through Music coursework.

      Courses in the Music Business major may not be used to satisfy the requirements for a minor in the Foster College of Business Administration.

      Minor Requirements

      The Department of Music offers one minor.

      Music Minor

      • Applied Music (4 semesters) - 4 hrs.
      • MUS 001 Recital Lab (4 semesters) 0
      • MUS 109 Music Appreciation, or MUS 203 History of Music - 3 hrs.
      • MUS 141/341, 142/342, 143/343, 144/344, 145/345, or 146/346 - 4 hrs.
      • MUS 161 Music Theory I - 2 hrs.
      • MUS 162 Music Theory II - 2 hrs.
      • MUS 163 Ear Training and Sightsinging - 1 hr.
      • MUS 164 Ear Training and Sightsinging - 1 hr.
      • MUS 165 Keyboard Skills - 2 hrs.
      • MUS 166 Keyboard Skills - 2 hrs.
      • MUS 235, 236, 335, or 336 Music in Its Historical Perspective I, II, III, or IV - 3 hrs.

      Total Music Hours Required for Minor: 24

      Applied Music

      1. Private lessons offered by the Department of Music are open to all University students but enrollment is limited to available staffing. As a result, priority for enrollment is given on the following basis: (1) music majors, (2) music minors, (3) other full-time University students, (4) other part-time University students.
      2. Beginners normally enroll in class instruction instead of private lessons.
      3. Students wishing to enroll in private lessons must see a full-time faculty member in the respective area in order to be assigned an instructor.
      4. An additional fee is charged for private lessons, which includes the use of a practice room.
      5. Students enrolled for applied music are expected to practice a minimum of one hour a day for each hour of credit being received.
      6. A jury exam at the end of the semester is required for all music majors, music minors, and other students enrolled for 2 hours or more of credit.
      7. Private lessons are not given during final examination periods.
      8. Individual lessons missed during the semester will not be made up unless satisfactory notice is given to the instructor at least one day before the absence.
      9. Private lessons are 30 minutes or 1 hour per week based upon the student’s enrollment objective:
        • BA/BS in music
        • 1 hr. credit 1/2 hr. lesson
        • 2 hrs. credit 1 hr. lesson
        • BM in performance (4 hrs. credit) 1 hr. lesson
        • BM in music education (2 hrs. credit) 1 hr. lesson
        • BM in composition (2 hrs. credit) 1 hr. lesson
        • Non-music major (1 hr. credit) 1/2 hr. lesson
      10. Applied Music course numbers and instructors:
        • APL 177, 377 Bassoon: Ms. Dixon
        • APL 178, 378 Cello: Ms. Phelps
        • APL 179, 379 Clarinet: Dr. Heinemann, Ms. Diepenbrock
        • APL 180, 380 Composition: Dr. Heinemann
        • APL 181, 381 Euphonium: Mr. Miller
        • APL 182, 382 Flute, Piccolo: Dr. Dzapo
        • APL 183, 383 Guitar: Mr. Hull
        • APL 185, 385 Horn: Dr. Vroman
        • APL 186, 386 Oboe: Dr. Robuck
        • APL 187, 387 Organ: Ms. Kaizer
        • APL 188, 388 Percussion: Ms. Bonner
        • APL 189, 389 Piano: Dr. Kaizer, Ms. Kaizer, Mr. Russell
        • APL 190, 390 Saxophone: Mr. Zimmerman
        • APL 191, 391 String Bass: Mr. Dollinger
        • APL 192, 392 Trombone: Mr. Miller
        • APL 193, 393 Trumpet: Dr. Kelly
        • APL 194, 394 Tuba: Mr. Solomonson
        • APL 195, 395 Viola: Ms. Henry
        • APL 196, 396 Violin: Ms. Henry
        • APL 197, 397 Voice: Dr. Jost, Dr. Walters, Ms. Salazar, Ms. Wright
        • APL 198, 398 Instrument