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School of Fine Arts

Department of Music

The Department of Music in the School of Fine Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The requirements for entrance and for graduation, as set forth in this catalog, are in accordance with the published regulations of this association.

The Music Department offers courses leading to the following degrees:

BACHELOR OF MUSIC (with majors in applied music, or with elective studies in business)

BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION. Completion of this degree qualifies the student for a State of Iowa Teaching Certificate. Music education students achieve specialization in one of the following two areas: choral/ general music emphasis or instrumental/general music emphasis.

BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH MAJOR IN MUSIC. For students wishing to balance music training with other academic courses. The degree comprises 56 credit hours in music and 68 credit hours in the arts and sciences.

The Music Department also offers a Concentration in Jazz Studies, a Minor in Piano Pedagogy, and an Academic Minor in Music. These non-degree programs are not intended to be substitutes for any of the professional degrees offered by the department. See the listings for these programs below for required courses.

Music Department Regulations

1. Students desiring a major in music must have the approval of the Music Department prior to registration. An audition is required before consent can be granted. Applicants should contact the Music Department to arrange for an audition or to obtain permission to submit a tape, compact disc or video tape recording in lieu of an on-campus audition.

2. The applicants for admission to the Music Department are invited to enclose with the application a brief statement of musical experience and education to date along with the names and addresses of one or more music teachers who can provide information about the applicant’s musical competencies.

3. Majors in all music degree programs receive one 60-minute applied lesson per week. Music minors receive one 30 minute applied lesson per week.  Non-music participants, who are scholarship recipients, receive one 30 minute applied lesson per week. 

4. Degree students are assigned to ensemble groups by the ensemble director and the department chair. Each student enrolled in the B.A. and B.M. programs is required to participate in one major ensemble (band, choir or orchestra) during each semester of full-time enrollment. Students enrolled in the B.M.E. program are required to participate in one major ensemble (band, choir or orchestra) during each semester of full-time enrollment until the eighth semester in the program. Certain scholarship conditions may require students to participate in ensembles beyond the minimum degree requirements. Because of the educational and professional needs of the student and the Music Department, a student may be required to participate in more than one ensemble during a given semester. Usually, the ensemble assignment is in the area of the student’s major (or minor) applied study.

5. Private lessons missed by students may not be made up unless satisfactory arrangements are made in advance with the instructor.

6. Attendance at events listed under Music 21 (Recitals) is required of music students in all degree programs for a total of eight semesters, except for Music Education majors, for whom the requirement is seven semesters. A list of approved programs is posted at the beginning of each semester, and the attendance requirement is 15 recitals each semester, with double penalty for arrears, to be made up within the next semester. No more than one semester in arrears is allowed.

7. Students in the Bachelor of Applied Music and the Bachelor of Music Education programs must receive departmental approval before being classified as juniors or seniors within the Music Department.

8. All majors enrolled in Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Music Education programs must fulfill a four semester applied minor requirement and demonstrate keyboard competency. Majors in these programs, who have little or no keyboard skills, are required to enroll in the four-semester piano laboratory sequence (Mus 6, 7, 49, 50).  Successful completion of the four semesters of this sequence will satisfy the applied minor requirement.

Students may be placed within the laboratory sequence based on a piano proficiency examination given during their first semester.  Students who successfully complete portions of the piano proficiency will be a) placed appropriately in the laboratory sequence, and b) be required to study other instrument(s) and/or voice for the remaining number of semesters.  Upon completion of the piano sequence, students may combine a variety of instruments and/or voice in order to fulfill the remainder of the applied minor requirement.

Students who successfully complete all elements of the piano proficiency exam will be required to enroll in four semesters of lessons on piano, other instrument(s) and/or voice, in order to fulfill the applied minor requirement.  Students may combine a variety of instruments and/or voice in order to fulfill this degree requirement.

Transfer students must meet the piano competency required by the department.  Placement in the piano laboratory sequence for these students will be based on examination.  All transfer students are required to meet the applied minor requirements as outlined above.

University Musical Organizations

CHORAL MUSIC

The DRAKE CHOIR is a 50-voice select ensemble that performs at least four times annually. The choir tours regionally on an annual basis and internationally every four years.

The CHAMBER CHOIR, the University’s most select ensemble, consists of 20 students chosen by audition from the Drake Choir. The Chamber Choir performs on each choral concert and is the featured ensemble for the yearly madrigal dinners. The choir tours annually throughout the region and internationally every four years.

The DRAKE CHORALE is a select women’s ensemble offering both on-campus performance opportunities, as well as collaborative concerts with area ensembles.

DRAKE UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY CHORUS is a large ensemble of students, faculty, staff and singers from the Greater Des Moines area. The chorus performs at the end of each semester.

All four choruses rehearse and perform a major choral/orchestral work in each year.

OPERA

OPERA THEATRE produces fully staged operas as well as one-acts and scenes each spring. Recent productions include Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," Donizetti's "The Night Bell" and Copland's "The Tender Land." Auditions are held in September.

UNIVERSITY BANDS

Drake University Bands include two concert organizations (Wind Symphony and Concert Band), the Marching Band, Bulldog Brass Athletic Band and chamber wind ensembles. Membership in Drake University Bands is open to students in all colleges and schools of the University. Contact the director of bands for more information.

The WIND SYMPHONY is Drake’s select wind performance group, whose members are chosen by audition. The group has released several compact discs and alternates recording and touring each year. Repertoire includes the most challenging and contemporary works for band and chamber winds.

The CONCERT BAND is selected by auditions each fall. Its repertoire includes a broad variety of compositions of university and professional caliber. The Concert Band gives three public performances each year and is open to all students.

The MARCHING BAND performs at all home football games and is a participant in  many campus activities.  It is open to all students, whether or not they participate in any other ensembles.  The marching band also includes the Drake Flag Line.

The BULLDOG BRASS ATHLETIC BAND performs at most of the men’s and women’s home basketball games and also attends the Missouri Valley Conference and the NCAA tournaments.  Bulldog Brass is open to all students.  Students receive a stipend for each performance.

The DRAKE JAZZ ENSEMBLE I makes numerous public appearances, including participation in regional, national and international jazz festivals. In recent years, the ensemble has appeared with Ryan Kisor, Dick Oatts and Bob Mintzer.

The DRAKE JAZZ ENSEMBLE II also performs several times each year, and has recently performed at the UNC-Greeley Jazz Festival, where the ensemble received a superior rating.

ORCHESTRA

THE DRAKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is open to any qualified University student. The orchestra presents a regular series of concerts on campus, one of which annually features the winners of the Young Artists Auditions. Artist faculty often appear as soloists as well. In addition, the orchestra performs with various choral organizations and in productions of operas and musicals. It has received several awards from ASCAP for its performances of contemporary music and has been heard on National Public Radio in a nationwide broadcast.

CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES

(Under faculty supervision)

WIND ENSEMBLES are established each semester with various combinations of instruments.

STRING ENSEMBLES (quintets, quartets, trios) are composed of qualified students.

The CHAMBER CHOIR provides additional opportunity for selected students to gain choral experience in performing literature especially suited to smaller ensembles. The choir, composed of 24 singers, tours with the Drake Choir.

Other Music Activities

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

In addition to the college-level applied music program, the School of Fine Arts   Department of Music maintains the Drake University Community School of Music. It offers private instruction to those who wish training without University credit.

WORKSHOP PROGRAMS

Workshop programs are offered for both students and non-Drake musicians in the areas of music education, band, chamber music, piano,  conducting,  strings, and voice. Such programs include an All-State preparation clinic, a jazz festival, an honor band festival, an invitational choral festival and professional conferences.

An endowment donated by Drake alumnus Edwin Earle Ferguson provides funds for a biennial residency by an internationally prominent musical artist or ensemble.

Master classes are offered by nationally and internationally-renowned musicians throughout the year.  Recent clinicians have included Sherill Milnes (Drake Alumnus), Stanford Olson and Dawn Upshaw, voice; Frederic Chiu, Ralph Votapek, Marvin Blickenstaff,  and Jon Nakamatsu, piano; Marina Piccinini, flute; Richard Stoltzman and Robert Spring, clarinet; Jean-Marie Londeix, saxophone; the Tokyo String Quartet; The Seoul Women’s Chorus; the king’s singers; Libby Larsen, David Berger, Maria Schneider and David Holsinger; composers;   Jack Stamp, conductor, and the principal players of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Brass.

Each summer, the Music Education Area sponsors an intensive Music Education Workshop Institute. The institute offers master teacher workshops in Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk certification, music literacy in the choral rehearsal, vocal pedagogy in the choral rehearsal and the Iowa Comprehensive Musicianship Project.

DRAKE MIDI STUDIO

This fully equipped MIDI studio houses synthesizers and tone generators with Macintosh-based software.  The studio is open to students who have taken MIDI courses.

DICKSON MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER

The center is a 900-square-foot facility containing individual and group listening and viewing stations  and houses the fine arts library of  more than 9000 CDs, LP records, tapes videos, and DVDs.

COMPUTER LABORATORY

A music computer laboratory, with Macintosh computers and MIDI keyboards, is housed in the Fine Arts Center. 

DES MOINES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Des Moines Symphony Orchestra presents a regular subscription series of concerts each year. Students may audition for membership in this outstanding civic orchestra.

Music Charges

There is a charge of $240 per semester for private lessons for music majors who are enrolled full-time, unless the student registers for more than three lessons per week. In this case, the extra lessons are charged at the part-time day tuition rate.

Non-majors also may enroll for private lessons for a charge of $240 per semester. Studio lessons for non-majors are available only with permission of the instructor and department chair.

Academic Credit for Private Lessons

Credit for applied music study is allocated as follows:

1. Two to six hours of credit for one-hour weekly lessons in major areas, depending on the degree program.

2. One hour of credit per one-half hour weekly lesson in minor and elective areas.

3. One hour of credit for all non-major lessons.

Instructors for Private Music Lessons

Ashley Sandor
Clarence Padilla
Leslit Marrs
Robert Meunier
Nicholas Roth
Rika Uchida
James Romain
Grady McGranahan
Andrew Classen
Leanne Freeman
Ann Cravero

cello
clarinet
flute
percussion
piano
piano
saxophone
trombone, euphonium, tuba
trumpet
voice
voice

Teaching artists offer lessons in clarinet,  guitar, jazz bass, jazz guitar, jazz piano, harp, horn, oboe, organ, saxophone,  string bass, tuba, and voice.

Applied Music

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in applied music are prepared for full-time or part-time work as performers, as leaders of community choral or instrumental groups, as studio teachers or as teachers of applied music in private schools or colleges. The candidate must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours.

The instrumental major (piano, organ, strings, wind and percussion instruments) in the Bachelor of Music curriculum takes 39 to 40 hours in the applied major and minor, 31 to 34 hours in music theory and history-literature and eight hours of ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum and free electives. (Hours vary according to each instrument; students should consult with advisers for specific number of hours.)

The vocal major in the Bachelor of Music curriculum takes 43 hours in applied music, 33 hours in music theory and history-literature, and eight hours of ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum and free electives. Fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for the vocal major is to be approved by the student’s adviser.

An acceptable senior recital of approximately one hour’s duration in the student’s major applied music field is required.

APPLIED INSTRUMENTAL

The program of study for students majoring in applied instrumental music is outlined below.

First Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 6 — Piano Laboratory I or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 1 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 2 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 5 — Intro. to Music Literature
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148 or 150 — Band or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

First Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 7 — Piano Laboratory II or
Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 3 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 4 — Materials of Music II
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148 or 150 —Band or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 49 — Piano Laboratory III or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 51 — Materials of Music III
MUSIC 52 — Materials of Music III
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148 or 150 — Band or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 50 — Piano Laboratory IV or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 53 — Materials of Music IV
MUSIC 54 — Materials of Music IV
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148 or 150 — Band or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 107 — Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
MUSIC 111 — History of Music I
MUSIC 114 — Studio Teaching Procedures
MUSIC 161 — Conducting
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148 or 150 — Band or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 112 — Music History II
INSTRUMENTAL LITERATURE:
MUSIC 106 — Symphonic Literature OR
MUSIC 116 — String Literature OR
MUSIC 130 — Directed Independent Study
MUSIC 181 — Chamber Ensemble
DRAKE CURRICULUM or FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148 or 150 — Band or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
DRAKE CURRICULUM or FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148 or 150 — Band or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
DRAKE CURRICULUM or FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148 or 150 — Band or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
SENIOR RECITAL (Required)
TOTAL

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APPLIED PIANO

The program of study for the student majoring in applied piano is outlined below.

First Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
APPLIED MUSIC MINOR
MUSIC 1 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 2 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 5 — Intro. to Music Literature
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

First Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
APPLIED MUSIC MINOR
MUSIC 3 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 4 — Materials of Music II
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
APPLIED MUSIC MINOR
MUSIC 51 — Materials of Music III
MUSIC 52 — Materials of Music III
MUSIC 109 — Piano Literature to 1800
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
APPLIED MUSIC MINOR
MUSIC 53 — Materials of Music IV
MUSIC 54 — Materials of Music IV
MUSIC 92 — Advanced Keyboard Skills
MUSIC 110 — Piano Literature from 1800 to the Present
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 107 – Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
MUSIC 112 — History of Music I
MUSIC 161 — Conducting, or Music 163 – Choral Conducting
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 112 — History of Music II
MUSIC 113 — Piano Studio Teaching Techniques and Materials
DRAKE CURRICULUM
FREE ELECTIVE
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
DRAKE CURRICULUM or FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
DRAKE CURRICULUM or FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
SENIOR RECITAL (Required)
TOTAL

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APPLIED VOCAL

The program of study for the student majoring in applied vocal music is outlined below.

First Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 6 — Piano Laboratory I or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 1 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 2 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 75 — Diction I
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 149 — Choir
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

First Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 3 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 4 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 5 — Intro. to Music Literature
MUSIC 7 — Piano Laboratory II or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 76 — Diction II
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 149 — Choir
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 49 — Piano Laboratory III or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 51 — Materials of Music III
MUSIC 52 — Materials of Music III
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 149 — Choir
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 50 — Piano Laboratory IV or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 53 — Materials of Music IV
MUSIC 54 — Materials of Music IV
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 149 — Choir
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 107 — Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
MUSIC 111 — History of Music I
MUSIC 163 — Choral Conducting
MUSIC 154 --- Vocal Pedagogy
Foreign Language/DULAP
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 149 — Choir
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 112 — History of Music II
Foreign Language/DULAP
DRAKE CURRICULUM OR FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 149 — Choir
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 140 – Vocal Literature
Music 154 – Vocal Pedagogy
MUSIC ELECTIVE
DRAKE CURRICULUM OR FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 149 — Choir
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
DRAKE CURRICULUM OR FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 149 — Choir
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
SENIOR RECITAL (Required)
TOTAL

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Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree with elective studies in business are prepared for full-time work in the field of music business with a concentration in marketing/retailing. The candidate must complete a minimum of 132-133 credit hours: 20 hours in applied music, 30 hours in music theory/history, 27 hours in business, and eight hours in ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum and free electives.

A professional internship is required during the junior or senior year. There are excellent opportunities in the greater Des Moines area for these internships.

No recital is required for this degree; however, with the approval of the instructor and applied faculty in the area, the student may elect to give a 25-minute senior recital.

The program of study for this degree is outlined below.

First Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 6 — Piano Laboratory I or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 1 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 2 — Materials of Music I
ECONOMICS 1 — Principles of Macroeconomics
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

First Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 7 — Piano Laboratory II or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 3 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 4 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 5 – Intro. to Music Literature
ECONOMICS 2 — Principles of Microeconomics
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 49 — Piano Laboratory III or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 51 — Materials of Music III
MUSIC 52 — Materials of Music III
ACCOUNTING 41 — Introduction to Accounting I
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 50 — Piano Laboratory IV or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 53 — Materials of Music IV
MUSIC 54 — Materials of Music IV
ACCOUNTING 42 — Introduction to Accounting II
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 107 —Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
MUSIC 111 — History of Music I
MUSIC 161 — Instrumental Conducting OR MUSIC 163 — Choral Conducting
DRAKE CURRICULUM
STATISTICS 71 – Statistics I
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recital (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 112 — History of Music II
MARKETING 101 – Marketing Principles
BUSINESS LAW 60
DRAKE CURRICULUM OR FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 165 — Professional Internship in Music
MANAGEMENT 110 — Management Process and Behavior
DRAKE CURRICULUM OR FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC ELECTIVE
FINANCE 101* — Corporate Finance
DRAKE CURRICULUM OR FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

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*Finance 101 will substitute for Finance 95 for a minor in business from the College of Business.

Music Education

Completion of the program leading to the Bachelor of Music Education degree qualifies the candidate for a State of Iowa Teaching Certificate. Applicants who qualify for certificates in other states are recommended for those certificates by the School of Education.

Candidates for this degree must complete a total of 130 – 131 credit hours: 14 hours in applied music, 19 hours in music theory, 12 hours in music history-literature, 16 to 19 hours of music education and methods courses, 26 hours of professional education and seven hours of ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum.

The student qualifies for ensemble/general classroom music teaching in the public schools upon completion of the degree requirements. The student at the same time achieves specialization in one of two areas: instrumental/general music or choral/general music. Degree programs vary depending upon student interest in the above areas.

All candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education degree must satisfy minimum keyboard proficiency requirements specified for choral or instrumental music teachers. A detailed description of these requirements is available from the Music Education Area head. The required four-semester keyboard sequence helps prepare students to take the proficiency examination.

Students choosing a keyboard instrument as the major applied area must complete four credit hours of wind, percussion or string instrument for an instrumental emphasis or four credit hours of applied voice study for a choral emphasis.

At the end of the sophomore year, students in the Bachelor of Music Education degree program are subject to a progress review by members of the music faculty. Results of the review are used to advise students concerning continuation in the Music Education Program. A similar review is required for all transfer students in the Bachelor of Music Education degree program at an appropriate time in their study.

All Drake University music education majors are required to hold a current membership in Collegiate Music Educations National Conference (CEMC), the student affiliate of the professional organization for music education.  Students are expected to actively participate and attend regularly scheduled meetings held throughout the academic year, as well as attend the Iowa Music Educations Associate state music conference in November.  Additionally, Drake University music education majors are expected to hold membership and participate in discipline specific student organizations such as the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and National/Iowa Bandmasters Association (N/IBA) to allow for further professional growth and development in the fields of vocal and instrumental music education.

The basic program of study for the music education major is outlined below.

Instrumental/General Classroom Emphasis

First Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 6 — Piano Laboratory I or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 1 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 2 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 5 — Introduction To Music Literature
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

First Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 7 — Piano Laboratory II or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 3 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 4 — Materials of Music II
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 49 — Piano Laboratory III or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 51 — Materials of Music III
MUSIC 52 — Materials of Music III
Music 62 — Voice Methods and Materials
INSTRUMENTAL METHODS*
DRAKE CURRICULUM
EDUC 103 — Foundations
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 50 — Piano Laboratory IV or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 53 — Materials of Music IV
MUSIC 54 — Materials of Music IV
MUSIC 81 — World Music
INSTRUMENTAL METHODS *
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJORMUSIC 107 — Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
MUSIC 111 — History of Music
MUSIC 146 — Techniques in Jazz Performance
INSTRUMENTAL METHODS*
MUSIC 156 — Elementary Vocal/General/Music Education
EDUC 106 — Human Development and Learning
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 112 — History of Music II
INSTRUMENTAL METHODS*
MUSIC 159 — Instrumental Performance In the Junior and Senior High School
DRAKE CURRICULUM
SPED 120 — Introduction to Exceptional Children And Adults
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Credit Hours
2
1
3
1
3
3
3
1
Cr.
17


2
1
3
1
9
1
Cr.
17


2
1
3
1
1
1
4
3
1
Cr.
17


2
1
3
1
3
1
6
1
Cr.
18


2
3
3
2
1
3
3
1
Cr.
18


2
3
2
3
3
3
1
Cr.
17

By the completion of the junior year, music education students must have completed EDUC 103, 106, and SPED 120. At that time they must apply for entrance into the Teacher Education Program.

Senior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
*INSTRUMENTAL METHODS
MUSIC 134 — Marching Band Technique
MUSIC 161 — Instrumental Conducting
MUSIC 162 — Planning and Assessment in Music Education
DRAKE CURRICULUM
EDUC 164 — PERSP RACE, ETHN, GNDR
EDUC 142 — Secondary Reading & Interdisciplinary Curriculum
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — Second Semester
EDUC 166 — Student Teaching: Elementary
EDUC 167 — Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC 168 — Student Teaching: Secondary
TOTAL


2
2
2
2
1
3
3
2
1
Cr.
18


5
1
6
12

*INSTRUMENTAL METHODS COURSES: These are methods and materials courses for instrumental/general music education majors. The goal of these courses is to introduce instrumental music education majors to the instruments and the appropriate pedagogy necessary for successful teaching. Five or six are to be selected from the following options:

Music 61 String Methods and Materials
Music 65 High Brass Methods and Materials
Music 66 Low Brass Methods and Materials
Music 67 Single Reed and Flute Methods and Materials
Music 68 Double Reed Methods and Materials
Music 71 Percussion Methods and Materials

Choral/General Classroom Emphasis

First Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 6 — Piano Laboratory I or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 1 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 2 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 5 — Introduction To Music Literature
MUSIC 75 — Diction for Singers I
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

First Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 7 — Piano Laboratory II or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 3 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 4 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 76 — Diction for Singers II
MUSIC 81 — World Music
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 49 — Piano Laboratory III or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 51 — Materials of Music III
MUSIC 52 — Materials of Music III
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 50 — Piano Laboratory IV or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 53 — Materials of Music  IV
MUSIC 54 — Materials of Music IV
EDUC 103 Foundations in Education
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 107 — Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
MUSIC 111 — History of Music 1
MUSIC 156 — Elementary Vocal/General Music Education
MUSIC 163 — Choral Conducting
EDUC 106 — Human Development and Learning
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 112 — History of Music II
MUSIC 158 — Secondary Vocal/General Music Education
MUSIC 166 — Advanced Choral Conducting
SPED 120 -Introduction to Exceptional Children And Adults
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
FREE ELECTIVE
TOTAL

Credit Hours
2
1
3
1
3
2
3
1
Cr.
16


2
1
3
1
2
3
3
1
Cr.
16


2
1
3
1
10
1
Cr.
18


2
1
3
1
3
6
1
Cr.
17


2
3
3
3
2
3
1
Cr.
17


2
3
3
2
3
2
1
Cr.
2
18

By the completion of the junior year, music education students must have completed EDUC 103, 106, and SPED 120. At that time they must apply for entrance into the Teacher Education Program.

Senior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 154 — Vocal Pedagogy
MUSIC 162 — Planning and Assessment in Music Education
MUSIC 164 – SURVEY OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS
                      FOR VOCAL MAJORS
DRAKE CURRICULUM
EDUC 164 — PERSP RACE, ETHN, GNDR
EDUC 142 — Secondary Reading & Interdisciplinary Curriculum
ENSEMBLE — Music 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — Second Semester
EDUC 166 — Student Teaching: Elementary
EDUC 167 — Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC 168 — Student Teaching: Secondary
TOTAL

Credit Hours
2
2
1

1
6

2
1
Cr.
18


5
1
6
12

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Music Major

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree (Music) are prepared for graduate studies in music (particularly in musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, or music therapy) or interdisciplinary fields that emphasize musical knowledge or related skills (such as music criticism or library science). This degree is particularly well-suited for students wishing to pursue a double major in music and another field, for those interested in pursuing academic research in music or for those looking for a wide-ranging liberal arts curriculum that emphasizes studies in music. The candidate must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours: 56 in music and 68 in the arts and sciences. The completion of a senior thesis on a topic in music of the candidate’s choice is required during the senior year.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music is not intended to be a substitute for any of the professional degrees offered by the Department of Music.

See the course description section in the back of this catalog for information on courses listed below.

REQUIRED COURSES
APPLIED MUSIC
MUSIC 148, 149, or 150
MUSIC 1, 2, 3, 4
MUSIC 5
MUSIC 81
MUSIC 51, 52, 53, 54
MUSIC 107
MUSIC 111, 112
MUSIC LITERATURE/MUSIC THEORY ELECTIVES
MUSIC 167 – Junior Research Seminar
MUSIC 168 – Senior Thesis
TOTAL

Credit Hours
8
8
8
3
3
8
3
6
6
1
2
56

1. An audition is required in the applied area.
2. The required two years of study in applied music must be in the same instrument/voice.
3. Eight semesters of Music 21, Recitals, are required.
4. Sixty-eight credit hours are to be taken in courses outside of music.

DRAKE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: See the description of the Drake Curriculum in this catalog. An Artistic Experience course outside of music is required.

Minor in Music

The minor in music is intended for students with musical skills who do not wish to pursue careers in music. This program does not satisfy the requirement for certification in a minor teaching area. The minimum requirement for the minor is 24 credit hours. Music history/ literature and music electives must be chosen in consultation with a designated music faculty adviser. An audition is required in the applied music area.

REQUIRED COURSES
APPLIED MUSIC (four semesters)
MUSIC 1 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 2 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 3 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 4 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 5 — Intro. to Music Literature
MUSIC HISTORY/LITERATURE —
MUSIC 10, 73, 78, 81, 95, 96, 106, 109, 110, 111, 112,  119, or 140
MUSIC ELECTIVES (Any music course for which the student is qualified.
           No more than two ensemble or six additional applied music
           hours apply toward the minor requirement.)
TOTAL

Credit Hours
4
3
1
3
1
3

3 - 4


5 - 6
23 - 24




Minor in Piano Pedagogy

This program is intended to be a supplemental area of study for the piano performance major with an interest in acquiring basic training in piano pedagogy. This program is not intended to be a substitute for any of the professional degrees offered by the Department of Music and does not satisfy the requirement for certification in a minor teaching area.

See the course description section in the back of this catalog for information on courses listed below.

REQUIRED COURSES
MUS 113 – Piano Studio Teaching Techniques and Materials
MUS 117 – Literature for Teaching Piano
MUS 135 – Studio Teaching of Piano
EDUC 103 – Foundations in Education
EDUC105/EDUC 106 – Human Development
TOTAL

Credit Hours
3
3
4
3
3
16

Concentration in Jazz Studies

The Concentration in Jazz Studies is intended to train students to have marketable skills for working as professional jazz and studio musicians. The Concentration in Jazz Studies is not intended to be a substitute for any of the professional degrees offered by the Department of Music.

Students may receive the Concentration in Jazz Studies with any major degree program offered through the University.

See the course description section in the back of this catalog for information on courses listed below.

REQUIRED COURSES
MUSIC 10 — Jazz History
MUSIC 12 — Jazz Theory and Keyboard
MUSIC 55 — Jazz Improvisation I
MUSIC 56 — Jazz Improvisation II
MUSIC 133 — Jazz Arranging and Composition
MUSIC 144 — Studio Recording Techniques
MUSIC 145 — Jazz Ensemble (2 semesters)
MUSIC 181 — Chamber Ensemble (Jazz Combo) (2 semesters)
*Applied Jazz (2 semesters). Prerequisites: Jazz Improvisation II or
            permission of instructor
TOTAL

Credit Hours
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

2
18

*Applied Jazz courses are selected from the following, each worth one credit hour:

MUSIC 183 — Jazz Piano
MUSIC 184 — Jazz Bass
MUSIC 196 — Jazz Guitar
MUSIC 197 — Jazz Drums
MUSIC 198 — Jazz Wind Instruments

Church Music

ADMISSIONS TO THE CHURCH MUSIC PROGRAM ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED.

FOR INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEAN’S OFFICE.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in church music are prepared for full-time or part-time work as directors of church music, ministers of music, or college teachers in this field. The course of study is open to students whose major interest in applied music falls into the areas of organ or voice. The curriculum is designed to acquaint the student with a broad spectrum of worship traditions.

The candidate must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours, including courses in history of hymnody, chant-liturgics, church music literature and choral conducting, ensembles and the Drake Curriculum. Other courses are tailored to the specific needs of the organ or vocal applied areas. One course in religion and one course in philosophy also are required.

Organists are required to give a senior recital of approximately one hour’s duration. Singers may either present a full recital or conduct an equivalent amount of choral music in public performances.

Students may earn a Bachelor of Music Education degree or a Bachelor of Music degree with elective studies in business, in addition to the Bachelor of Music in church music, by pursuing a consolidated curriculum. This program usually requires a minimum of four academic years with some summer school study.

Students in the church music program have opportunities for internship experiences through part-time positions as organists and/or directors in greater Des Moines area churches.

The program of study for this degree is outlined below.

First Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 6 — Piano Laboratory I or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 1 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 2 — Materials of Music I
MUSIC 5 — Intro. to Music Literature
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

First Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 7 — Piano Laboratory II or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 3 — Materials of Music II
MUSIC 4 — Materials of Music II
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 49 — Piano Laboratory III or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 51 — Materials of Music III
MUSIC 52 — Materials of Music III
MUSIC 129 — Practicum in Church Music
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Sophomore Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 50 — Piano Laboratory IV or Applied Music Minor
MUSIC 53 — Materials of Music IV
MUSIC 54 — Materials of Music IV
MUSIC 121 — Conducting from the Console
MUSIC 163 — Choral Conducting
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 107 — Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
MUSIC 111 — History of Music I
MUSIC 127 — Service Playing
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Junior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 112 — History of Music II
MUSIC 125 — Chant-Liturgics
MUSIC 126 — Organ Improvisation
DRAKE CURRICULUM
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — First Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 120 — History of Hymnody
DRAKE CURRICULUM OR FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
TOTAL

Senior Year — Second Semester
APPLIED MUSIC MAJOR
MUSIC 122 — Church Music Literature
DRAKE CURRICULUM OR FREE ELECTIVES
ENSEMBLE — MUSIC 148, 149 or 150 — Band, Choir or Orchestra
MUSIC 21 — Recitals (Required)
SENIOR RECITAL (Required)
TOTAL

Credit Hours
4
1
3
1
3
3
1
Cr.
16


4
1
3
1
6
1
Cr.
16


4
1
3
1
1
6
1
Cr.
17


1
3
1
1
2
3
1
Cr.
16


4
3
3
3
1
6
1
Cr.
18


4
3
2
1
4
1
Cr.
15


4
2
8 or 9
1
Cr.
15 or 16


4
2
6
1
Cr.
Cr.
13

Certification in Church Music

ADMISSIONS TO THE CHURCH MUSIC PROGRAM ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED.

FOR INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEAN’S OFFICE.

The Certification in Church Music is not intended to be a substitute for any of the professional degrees offered by the Department of Music.

REQUIRED COURSES
APPLIED MUSIC (MUS 172 — Organ OR MUS 170 — Voice
MUSIC 121 — Conducting from the Console
MUSIC 122 — Church Music Literature
MUSIC 129 — Practicum in Church Music
MUSIC 125 — Chant and Liturgics
MUSIC 120 — History of Hymnody
MUSIC 126 — Organ Improvisation
MUSIC 127 — Service Playing
One course in religion
TOTAL

Credit Hours
8
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
3
21



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