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MUSIC.

B.A. Degree in Music
Minor in Music
Special Subject Teacher Licensure

Music Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Six Concentrations

Prepare for your future as you pursue your love of music.

Named by In Tune Monthly as one of the Best Music Schools for 2017 and by U.S. News as the 4th Best Regional College in the South for 2018, Catawba College’s Bachelor of Music degree programs have evolved in response to new modes of music consumption and prepare students to excel in the musically inclusive world of the 21st century.  Catawba’s Music offerings honor the past, revel in the now, and forge a path into the future for Music majors who must audition to be accepted into the Music Department’s bachelor’s degree program.

Undergraduates in Catawba’s Music Department really pursue “their music;” we just prepare them to excel at it and gain fulfilling employment in careers as popular musicians, innovative music educators, specialists in sacred music, engaged worship artists, compelling musical performers, and savvy music business leaders. In fact, Catawba College is currently ranked #2 among the Top Colleges for Music Majors in North Carolina by Zippia, a website dedicated to helping people find and pursue the right career.

In small classes with inspiring and supportive faculty, Catawba College Music majors transform and develop their own artistic vision as they embrace our commitment to liberal studies and focus on one of these six Music concentrations: 

 

Minor in Music

Catawba College offers a minor in Music.


Special Subjects (K-12) Teacher Licensure

Music undergraduates at Catawba pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree with a Music Education concentration will be prepared to teach instrumental and choral music in grades K-12 in the public schools. Catawba College’s Music Education degree program is accredited by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). A detailed course of study, with varied applications in music performance, classroom teaching, and conducting, prepares Catawba Music Education graduates for teacher licensure.


Music Program Highlights

The Music bachelor’s degree program at Catawba College is part of the Shuford School of the Performing Arts and provides a musically inclusive curriculum that prepares music majors for professional service in music education, sacred music, worship arts, performance, music business, and popular music, or for further studies in graduate school. Music performance opportunities for majors and non-majors are plentiful thanks to the range of large and small ensembles at Catawba College that perform diverse styles and genres.

Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree program in Music at Catawba must audition and be accepted into the Music Department.

Catawba College Music Student Singing on Stage
Music Scholarships.

Prospective music students are welcome to audition for a music scholarship recommendation at the same time as auditioning for acceptance into the Catawba College Music Department. The Music Department will offer auditions to non-applicants, but scholarships for music (in addition to other types of financial aid) are awarded only after a student is admitted to Catawba College and submitted his or her Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results.

It is recommended that students schedule their auditions for the Annual Music Audition Day or Audition Online. Weekday only options during each semester may be available with a minimum of a two-week advance inquiry by contacting the Catawba College Admissions Welcome Center at (704) 637-4402 and submitting Catawba’s Annual Music Audition Day form with future date option. 

Catawba College Music Scholarship values vary and may be renewed based on 2.5 overall GPA minimum, continuing music achievement and required participation.

Catawba College Student working the soundbard at a performance.
Music Internships.

All Catawba College undergraduates seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music are encouraged to complete an internship that is related to their particular area of concentration.  Students pursuing a Music Business concentration, however, are required to complete a professional internship, typically in the summer between their junior and senior year. Past Music Business students have interned at Def Jam, Aware Records (best known as the label John Mayer records for), Muzak, and other important organizations within the music industry.

Students Performing as Part of the Artist Development Program (ADP) at Catawba College
Music Department’s Artist Development Program (ADP).

Catawba College’s Artist Development Program, or ADP, was created in 2010 by Catawba College Music Business major Chris Lunetta, with its goal to give Catawba's incredibly talented students a little taste of the world in the music industry. Music students who participate in the program come from different backgrounds but share a similar goal to perform on or manage the talent on the big stage.

Catawba College Music Students in the Roots Ensemble
Music Ensembles.

Participation in Catawba College’s Music Ensembles is open to all students enrolled at the College. Ensembles provide opportunities for students to maintain and improve musical skills, meet new people with similar interests, build friendships, and participate in organizations that serve the College and the community by providing music and entertainment. Each regular ensemble carries 1 hour of credit.

Catawba College's Music Ensembles include the Catawba Spirit Marching and Pep Bands, the Catawba Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble, the Gospel Choir, the Catawba Singers, the Catawba Chamber Singers, the Catawba Praise Band, the Vernaculars (created to perform both covers and students’ original compositions in various popular music styles), the Catawba Roots Ensemble, and the Pop AC (A Cappella).

Related Bachelor Degree Programs

Outcomes

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CAREERS FOR MUSIC MAJORS.

Music majors from Catawba College are making their musical mark in the following jobs:

    • Music Librarian
    • Audio Recording Technician
    • Director of Admissions - College of Music
    • Director of Music Ministries / Minister of Music
    • Choir Director (K-12)
    • Private Studio Instructor
    • Composer/Arranger
    • Worship Arts Director / Praise and Worship Leader
    • Band Director (K-12)
    • Special Projects Manager for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
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GRADUATE SCHOOLS.

Graduate schools enrolling Catawba Music Majors:

    • Florida State University
    • Berklee School of Music
    • Salem College
    • Middle Tennessee State University
    • Mercer University
    • Western Kentucky University 
    • Winthrop University
    • East Carolina University
    • Appalachian State University
    • UNC-Greensboro 


Destiny performing her one-woman show "Nina Now", channeling the late singer, songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone. 

"Catawba is for you if you want to be the best you that you can be. Catawba is for you if you want to get your feet wet and your hands dirty."

Destiny Stone '19
Popular Music and Music Business major; Worship Arts minor

Music Facilities

Catawba College’s Department of Music houses various instruments and equipment, choral robes and band uniforms, practice spaces, rehearsal halls, performance venues, and recording studios to accommodate undergraduates pursuing one of the concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program.  These facilities and equipment used by the Department of Music are located in three different buildings on campus:

Keppel Auditorium
(College-Community Center)

Hedrick Theatre
(College-Community Center)

Williams
Music Building

Hoke
Hall

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PARTICIPATE.

Get musically involved with your fellow Music majors in Catawba’s Chapter of the National Association for Music Educators which promotes college student involvement in the performance and teaching of music in the schools on the local, state and national levels. Or join the Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association (MEISA) to satisfy an interest in the music and entertainment industry. You can even audition for membership in the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, a community organization of professional musicians, teachers, students and local residents who are musically inclined.

Faculty

Dr. Phillip E. Burgess

Dr. Phillip E. Burgess is Director of Vocal/Choral Activities and Associate Department Chair, and serves as college organist and collaborative pianist in the Shuford School of Performing Arts. He inspires excellence in his choral students and is often inspired by those students’ skills and performances. He and his choral students recently traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the United Church of Christ National Youth Convention and on a choral tour to the Northeast which included stops in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Julie Chamberlain

Dr. Julie Chamberlain is a Professor Music, and directs both the Worship Arts and the Sacred Music programs at Catawba.  A first-generation college student and an accomplished pianist, her teaching interests include music theory, film music, world music and Delta blues.  She also enjoys teaching interdisciplinary courses in the College Honors Program and the First Year Experience Program which have allowed her to travel with Catawba students to Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Ireland.

Dr. Stephen Etters

Dr. Stephen Etters is as Associate Professor and Department Chair of Music, and serves as coordinator of the Music Education concentration in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program.  He oversees instrumental music activities for the Catawba College Wind Ensemble and Catawba Brass Ensemble and also teaches in the Teacher Education and General Education programs.  An accomplished trombonist, he regularly conducts and performs with the Salisbury Swing Band, a semi-professional dance orchestra.

Dr. David Lee Fish

Dr. David Lee Fish, Associate Professor of Music, directs the Music Business and Popular Music programs at Catawba. He also directs the Vernaculars, a contemporary popular music ensemble. He is one of the founders and former chair of the Association for Popular Music Education, a national organization of leading colleges and universities with Music Business and Popular Music programs. An accomplished saxophonist he has performed with Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. He is the author of Goodbye Butterflies: The 5 Day Stage Fright Solution and Jazz Then and Now (Music Alive!), just to name a few.

Curriculum

Required Courses for B.A. in Music
Required Courses for B.A. in Music

The MUSIC CORE (Required of all Music Majors):

  • MUS 1511 Music Theory I (2)
  • MUS 1512 Music Theory II (2)
  • MUS 1516 Aural Skills II (1)
  • MUS 1517 Aural Skills II (1)
  • MUS 2135 Keyboard Skills I (0-1) (or equivalent proficiency)
  • MUS 2136 Keyboard Skills II (0-1) (or equivalent proficiency)
  • MUS 3713 Survey of Music History I (3)
  • MUS 3714 Survey of Music History II (3)

12-14

Area of Concentration 
Select one from the following areas of concentration in addition to the Core: 
• Music Business
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Popular Music
• Sacred Music
• Worship Arts

37-41

 

Total:

55-60

 

MUSIC BUSINESS Concentration

Hours

The Music Business Concentration is designed to prepare the student to pursue a business career related to the field of music. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters)

0

MUS 1113 World Music

3

MUS 2360 Principles of Music Business

3

MUS 3361 Intermediate Music Business

3

MUS 3362 Advanced Music Business

2

MUS 4201 Music Practicum

1

MUS 4401 Internship

3

MUS 4360 Senior Music Project

1

ACC 1901 Principles of Accounting I

3

ECON 1902 Principles of Microeconomics

3

MGT 2501 Principles of Management

3

MKT 2501 Principles of Marketing

3

Applied Music

2

Music Ensemble (4 semesters)

3

Music or Cognate Electives

10

 

Total:

44

 

MUSIC EDUCATION Concentration

Hours

The Music Concentration is designed to provide study and experiences to meet the music competencies expected by the State of North Carolina for K-12 music teacher licensure. In addition to the courses listed below, the Music Education student will be expected to meet departmental requirements of recital performance, ensemble participation, and attendance at certain musical recitals and performances, as well as to pass both a theory and a performance exam by the end of the sophomore year. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters)

0

MUS 0390 Half Recital

0

MUS 1113 World Music

3

MUS 2137 Class Piano III (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2138 Class Piano IV (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2145 Class Voice (vocalists only)

1

MUS 2221 String Methods

1

MUS 2222 Woodwinds Methods

1

MUS 2223 Brass Methods

1

MUS 2224 Percussion Methods

1

MUS 2521 Music Theory III

3

MUS 2522 Music Theory IV

3

MUS 2525 Aural Skills III

1

MUS 2526 Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 3537 Music in the Elementary School

2

MUS 3546 Curriculum, Methods and Materials: Middle and Secondary School

3

MUS 3732 Choral Conducting

2

MUS 3733 Instrumental Conducting and Arranging

2

MUS 4500 Capstone in Music Education

2

Applied Music (MAJOR)

7

Music Ensemble (minimum of 7 semesters). Must be selected according to student's principal instrument: 
• Instrumental: MUS 1195 
• Vocal: MUS 1193 or MUS 1196 
• Keyboard: MUS 1193, MUS 1195, MUS 1196

7

Total:

41-43


Special Subject (K-12) Teacher Licensure
 
Students seeking special subject (grades K-12) teacher licensure in Music must satisfy the requirements for the B.A.degree with a concentration in Music Education and for undergraduate teacher licensure (including the Special Subject Area Minor and student teaching) outlined under the heading for the Department of Teacher Education.

 

MUSIC PERFORMANCE Concentration

Hours

The Music Performance Concentration is designed to prepare the student for a performance career, a private teaching career, and/or graduate studies in performance. Students pursuing this concentration will focus their music studies in voice or on a particular instrument with the goal of developing as a performer, exhibiting with a high degree of musical, artistic, and technical accomplishment. Acceptance in the Music Performance Concentration is based on an audition. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters)

0

MUS 1113 World Music

3

MUS 0390 Half Recital

0

MUS 0391 Recital

0

MUS 2137 Class Piano III (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2138 Class Piano IV (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2521 Music Theory III

3

MUS 2522 Music Theory IV

3

MUS 2525 Aural Skills III

1

MUS 2526 Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 3219 Literature and Pedagogy

3

MUS 3612 Form and Analysis

2

MUS 3732 Choral Conducting

2

MUS 3733 Instrumental Conducting and Arranging

2

Applied Music (MAJOR)

12

Music Ensemble (must enroll every semester) 
• 
Must be selected from MUS 1193, MUS 1194, MUS 1195, MUS 1196

8

Electives in Music

3

Choose from one of the following: 
• MUS 1192 Small Ensembles, Instrumental (instrumentalists) 
• MUS 2133 Accompanying Techniques (pianists) 
• MUS 2145 Class Voice (vocalists)

1

Total:

44-46

 

POPULAR MUSIC Concentration

Hours

The Popular Music Concentration is designed to prepare the student to pursue a career in popular music. It combines study in performance, songwriting, music business and music technology/audio recording along with the theory and history of popular music. As a capstone experience, each student completes an individually designed Senior Music Project. Double majoring in Music Business is supported. Read More »

MUS 2111 Songwriting

3

MUS 2112 Music Technology

3

MUS 2360 Principles of Music Business

3

MUS 2523 Theory of Popular Music

3

MUS 3112 Audio Recording

3

MUS 3715 American Popular Music

3

MUS 4360 Senior Music Project

1

Music Ensemble

6

Applied Music

6

Total:

31

 

SACRED MUSIC Concentration

Hours

The Sacred Music Concentration is designed to prepare the student as a performer and choral director, and to acquaint the student with the methods and materials needed to implement a church music program. For students pursuing this concentration, the primary performance medium will be organ or voice. A minor in Religion and Philosophy or the equivalent of a minor in other areas of human relations or administration is strongly recommended. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters)

0

MUS 0390 Half Recital

0

MUS 0392 Recital: Sacred Music

0

MUS 1801 Music in Ritual, Liturgy and Worship

3

MUS 2137 Class Piano III (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2138 Class Piano IV(or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2521 Music Theory III

3

MUS 2522 Music Theory IV

3

MUS 2525 Aural Skills III

1

MUS 2526 Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 2801 Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs I

2

MUS 2802 Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs II

2

MUS 3732 Choral conducting

2

MUS 3733 Instrumental Conducting and Arranging

2

MUS 3801 The Church Music Program

2

MUS 4800 Sacred Music Internship and Senior Project

2

Applied Music (MAJOR) (audition is required for Major Private Instruction)

11

Music Ensemble (must enroll every semester) Must be selected from MUS 1193, MUS 1196 (audition required)

8

 

Total:

42-44

 

WORSHIP ARTS Concentration

The Worship Arts Concentration is designed to prepare the student to function successfully as a musical ensemble director, performer and/or administrator in the Worship Arts. It will provide the student with methods and materials needed to implement a music program that is inclusive of both contemporary and traditional styles. To complement specific interests, the following minors are recommended: Religion and Philosophy, Religion, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, Studio Art and Business Administration. Read More »

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (4 semesters)

0

MUS1801 Music in Ritual, Liturgy and Worship

3

MUS 2112 Music Technology

3

MUS 2145 Class Voice (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2157 Class Guitar (or equivalent proficiency)

0-1

MUS 2225 Rhythm Section Methods

1

MUS 2523 Theory of Popular Music (prerequisite MUS 1512 - in the CORE)

3

MUS 2802 Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs II

2

MUS 3732 Choral Conducting (prerequisite MUS 1512)

2

MUS 3733 Instrument Conducting and Arranging (prerequisite MUS 3732)

2

MUS 3801 The Church Music Program

2

MUS 4401 Internship

4

Applied Music

6

Music Ensemble

Must be selected from MUS 1192 (Praise Band, Gospel Choir) and MUS 1196 (Singers). Minimum of one semester each in MUS 1192 (Praise Band), MUS 1192 (Gospel Choir) and MUS 1196 (Singers).

6

Total:

34-36

Required Courses for Minor
Required Courses for Minor

MUS 0111 Music Seminar (2 semesters)

0

MUS 1511 Music Theory I

2

MUS 1512 Music Theory II

2

MUS 1516 Aural Skills I

1

MUS 1517 Aural Skills I, II

1

MUS 2135 Keyboard Skills I (or equivalent proficiency)

1

MUS 2136 Keyboard Skills II (or equivalent proficiency)

1

MUS 3714 Survey of Music History II

3

Applied Music (2 semesters)

2

Music Ensemble (2 semesters)

2

Electives in Music

3

Total:

16-18

Requirements for Teacher Licensure
Requirements for Teacher Licensure

Students seeking licensure to teach special subjects (Grades K-12: Health & Physical Education, Music Education, and Theatre Education must complete the minor and successfully complete student teaching. These components are designed to meet program approval standards established by the North Carolina State Board of Education.

EDUC 2000 Introduction to Teaching and Educational Technology

3

*EDUC 3100 Theories of Teaching and Learning

3

*EDUC 3101 Learning Environments and Professional Practice

3

*EDUC 3108 Multiliteracies in the Content Areas

3

PSYCH 1340 Child Psychology                   
OR 
              
PSYCH 1350 Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYCH 2940 Psychology of Exceptionalities (Music Education, Theatre Education)               
OR 
            
PER 4740 Adapting Activities to Special Populations (PE)

0-3

*+Methods course appropriate for subject area

3

 

Total:

18-21

*Student Teaching

12

*EDUC 4500 Professional Leadership Seminar

3

*Permission of the Teacher Education Council required.

Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions

Theory & Literature Courses 

1105 UNDERSTANDING MUSICAL NOTATION (3 hours)
An introduction to the basic elements of music to include pitch and rhythm notation, key signatures, simple intervals, and as well as major and minor triads. This course may be required of music majors whose music theory placement exam so indicates.

1110 UNDERSTANDING MUSICAL ARTS (3 hours)
An introduction to the fundamental precepts of music and the art of listening, to include a survey of the major musical trends in western civilization.

1113 WORLD MUSIC (3 hours)
A study of musical styles and concepts as practiced in various cultural, political, and social contexts throughout the world.

1199 VERNACULARS (1 hour)
An ensemble dedicated to the performance of popular (vernacular) music. Membership by audition.

1511 MUSIC THEORY I (2 hours)
A study of the elements of melody, rhythm, and harmony; introduction to voice leading and analysis skills.  Based on placement test some students may be required to complete MUS 1105 before registering for this course.  Corequisites:  MUS 1516 and MUS 2135.

1512 MUSIC THEORY II (2 hours)
A study of the elements of melody, rhythm, and harmony, including basic phrase structures, pentatonic and blues scales, syncopation, asymmetrical meters, triads, seventh chords, chord extensions, sus chords, diatonic modes, and an introduction to music form. Prerequisite: MUSIC 1511; Corequisites: MUSIC 1517 and MUSIC 2136.

1516 AURAL SKILLS I (1 hour)
A study of foundational and practical aural skills utilizing the basic elements of melody, rhythm and harmony.  Corequisite:  MUS 1511 and MUS 2135.

1517 AURAL SKILLS II (1 hour)
A continuation of the development of sight-singing and dictation skills to include recognition of melodies that outline primary triads, and of rhythms with subdivided beats. Prerequisite: MUS 1516; Corequisites: MUS 1512 and MUS 2136.

2110 JAPANESE MUSICAL THEATRE AND DANCE (3 hours)
Same as TA 2110. A semester-long study of styles and concepts as practiced in various cultural, political, and social contexts in the music/theatre traditions of Japan (Offered in alternate years.).

2111 SONGWRITING AND DEMO PRODUCTION (3 hours)
Acourse designed to help students gain a greater understanding of the art and craft of songwriting through active listening and careful analysis and then demonstrate that understanding through the composition of original works. The course also provides an introduction to computer based demo production.

2112 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY  (3 hours) 
A semester-long study of current music technology from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Topics include acoustics, the audio chain, signal processing, multi-track recording, sound synthesis, MIDI, and live sound reinforcement.

2113 MUSIC IN FILM   (3 hours) 
A course designed to provide study of musical styles and concepts in film within various historical, cultural, artistic, social, religious and or political contexts.

2521 MUSIC THEORY III (3 hours)
Continuation of the study of harmony, including expanded diatonic resources and an introduction to chromatic harmony and modulation. Prerequisite: MUSIC 1512; Corequisite: MUSIC 2525.

2522 MUSIC THEORY IV (3 hours)
Continuation of the study of harmony, including advanced chromaticism and an introduction to twentieth-century compositional techniques.  Prerequisite: MUSIC 2521; Corequisite: MUSIC 2526. 

2523 THEORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (3 hours)
The course helps the student develop a theoretical understanding of popular music and apply it to his or her own musical creations. Prerequisite: MUSIC 1512.

2525 AURAL SKILLS III (1 hour)
A continuation of the development of sight-singing, dictation and listening skills to include chromatic material and complex meters. Corequisite: MUS 2521.

2526 AURAL SKILLS IV (1 hour)
A continuation of the development of sight-singing, dictation and listening skills to include chromatic material and complex meters. Corequisite: MUS 2522.

2601 SELECTED TOPICS IN MUSIC (1-3 hours)
A study of a topic selected by the department focusing on an area of particular interest within the discipline.

3112 AUDIO RECORDING (3 hours)
A semester-long study of multi-track audio recording. Emphasis is placed both on understanding and application of concepts and techniques required to produce a multi-track recording in the popular music vein. Prerequisite: MUS 2112.

3219 LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY (3 hours)
A study of the literature appropriate to voice or an instrumental family as well as the pedagogy applicable to teach at various levels of development and difficulty. The course will be tailored as necessary to cover a specific instrumental group (e.g., keyboard, vocal, brass, woodwind), so students will enter the course through advisement.

MUS 3612 FORM AND ANALYSIS (2 hours) 
A study of the principal forms of Western music through analysis of representative music literature from various genres, styles, and historical eras.  Prerequisites: MUS 2521 or MUS 2523.

3713 SURVEY OF MUSIC HISTORY I (3 hours)
A survey of historical trends and styles in music, including study and analysis of representative examples from the literature from ancient Greece and the early Christian era through the Baroque. Prerequisite: MUS 1511.

3714 SURVEY OF MUSIC HISTORY II (3 hours)
A continuation of MUS 2713 covering music from the Classic era to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 1511.

3715 AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC (3 hours)
A semester-long survey of American popular music and its offshoots, especially form the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1950s to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 2523.

4101 SEMINAR (1-4 hours)
Reading, discussion, independent research, and written reports on topics selected by the department. (Topics dealing with aspects of Music History and Music Theory are typical.)

4201 PRACTICUM (1-4 hours)
An application of theory and methods to specific areas of music in supervised experience.

4301 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and approved by the department faculty.

4401 INTERNSHIP (1-6 hours)
A supervised application of theory to practice in a functional area related to music industry or other music area.


Sacred Music  and Worship Arts Courses

1801 MUSIC IN RITUAL, LITURGY AND WORSHIP (3 hours)
An introduction to the Biblical, historic and aesthetic values of music in worship that includes an interpretive methodology for theological study, the history and meaning of religion ritual, the development of Christian worship from Jewish roots, the structure and integrity of the Church Year, the anatomy of hymns and hymnals, the Revised Common Lectionary, the Psalter, and a study of music in the Hebrew Bible and New Testaments of the Bible along with some Jewish ritual. Same as REL 1801.

2801 PSALMS, HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS I (2 hours)
A study of music in the church from early Christian practices through the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation and the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and America.

2802 PSALMS, HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS II (2 hours)
A study of worship and music from the 19th through the early 21st centuries in a global perspective, including an introduction to the role of music in ministries as well as artistic standards for the praise band.

3801 THE CHURCH MUSIC PROGRAM (2 hours)
An application of the concepts of music and worship to adult, adolescent, and children's choirs, instrumental programs in the church, planning worship and rehearsals, developing and maintaining budgets, and recuriting and nurturing volunteers in music ministry.

4800 SACRED MUSIC INTERNSHIP AND SENIOR PROJECT (2 hours)
A semester of mentorship in a church under the supervision of a full-time pastoral musician to include a written project that entails planning the repertoire of choral, instrumental, and congregational music for the Advent/Christmas cycle and the Lenten/Easter cycle (completed in consultation with the supervising professor)


Music Education Courses

2221 STRING METHODS (1 hour)
The study of string instrument playing with emphasis on methods of teaching in the public schools.

2222 WOODWIND METHODS (1 hour)
The study of woodwind instrument playing with emphasis on methods of teaching in the public schools.

2223 BRASS METHODS (1 hour)
The study of brass instrument playing with emphasis on methods of teaching in the public schools.

2224 PERCUSSION METHODS (1 hour)
The study of percussion instrument playing with emphasis on methods of teaching in the public schools.

2225 RHYTHM SECTION METHODS (1 hour) 
A study of basic techniques associated with modern rhythm section instruments (guitar, keyboard, electric bass and drums) with emphasis on the musical role of each and methods for teaching beginners on the same instruments.

3325 VOICE PEDAGOGY (3 hours)
A survey of the literature and techniques for private and class vocal instruction, designed for the prospective voice teacher.

3537 MUSIC IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (2 hours)
A study of the teaching of music in the elementary school with the introduction of Orff and Kodaly methods.

3546 CURRICULUM, METHODS & MATERIALS: MIDDLE & SECONDARY SCHOOL (3 hours)
A study of current programs, methods, and materials for teaching music in the middle and secondary school.

4500 CAPSTONE IN MUSIC EDUCATION (2 hours)
Applications of music concepts, current research, teaching methods, and teaching strategies in the public schools (which may range from elementary through secondary schools, choral, and/or instrumental), that can be applied concurrent with the student teaching experience (EDUC 4007). Course objectives will include, but are not limited to, sequential lesson planning, practical teaching applications, and applications of current research and strategies in reflective practices, classroom management, and evaluation of learning skills in music.


Applied Music Courses

All students enrolled in a Major applied music course are required to perform on at least one Student Performance Hour and to perform before a faculty jury as part of the final grade.

Secondary private instruction is for non-music majors, or for music majors studying an instrument other than their primary performing medium, or enrolled in a concentration not requiring a recital. Major private instruction is for music majors studying their primary performance instrument. Performance achievement expectations are higher for major instruction than for secondary instruction. Major private instruction requires audition and Permission of Instructor.

0111 MUSIC SEMINAR (0 hours)
A practical study of music through observation and participation. (S/U grading)

0390 HALF RECITAL (0 hours)
A performance through which the student demonstrates in a public setting technical proficiency and mastery of performance practice, stylistic interpretation and artistic sensitivity in his or her primary performance medium. Practical aspects of the course include selecting dates for the hearing and the performance, assembling and preparing program materials, program printing, public announcements, and other logistical preparations. Student will present a program of approximately 20-30 minutes in length. Prerequisites: MUS 1512, MUS 1517, MUS 2136, MUS 3713, Junior standing, and successful completion of the Sophomore Performance Review. (S-U grading).

0391 RECITAL (0 hours)
A capstone experience in performance through which the student demonstrates in a public setting technical proficiency and mastery of performance practice, stylistic interpretation and artistic sensitivity in his or her primary performance medium. Practical aspects of the course include selecting dates for the hearing and the performance, assembling and preparing program materials, program printing, public announcements, and other logistical preparations. Student will present a program of 50-60 minutes. Prerequisites: MUS 2522, MUS 2526, MUS 2138, MUS 3714, MUS 0390, and Senior standing. (S-U grading).

0392 RECITAL: SACRED MUSIC (0 hours)
A capstone experience in Sacred Music performance through which the student demonstrates in a public setting technical proficiency and mastery of performance practice, stylistic interpretation and artistic sensitivity in at least two performance media, typically organ, voice, and/or choral conducting.. Practical aspects of the course include selecting dates for the hearing and the performance, assembling and preparing program materials, program printing, public announcements, and other logistical preparations. Student will present a program of 50-60 minutes. Prerequisites: MUS 2522, MUS 2526, MUS 2138, MUS 3714, MUS 0390, and Senior standing. (S-U grading).

2130 SECONDARY PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (1 hour)
Individual instruction in the literature and techniques of piano performance. Prerequisite: MUS 2138.

2131 MAJOR PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (1 hour)
Individual instruction in the literature and techniques of piano performance.

2132 MAJOR PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (2 hours)
Individual instruction in the literature and techniques of piano performance.

2133 ACCOMPANYING TECHNIQUES (1 hour)
Study and practice in the specialized techniques of piano accompaniment for soloists and ensembles. May be repeated for credit for up to 3 semester hours.

2134 CLASS PIANO FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS (1 hour)
A laboratory introduction to piano and exposure to basic music fundamentals and keyboard materials for beginning pianist.

2135 KEYBOARD SKILLS I (1 hour)
A study of foundational and practical keyboard skills utilizing the basic elements of melody, rhythm and harmony.  Corequisite:  MUS 1511.

2136 KEYBOARD SKILLS II (1 hour)
A continued study of foundational and practical keyboard skills utilizing the basic elements of melody, rhythm and harmony.  Corequisite:  MUS 1512.

2137 CLASS PIANO III (1 hour)
Laboratory instruction continuing at the intermediate level offered as preparation for piano proficiency. Corequisite: MUS 2521.

2138 CLASS PIANO IV (1 hour)
Laboratory instruction at the advanced level offered as preparation for meeting piano proficiency. Satisfactory completion of this course will meet the piano proficiency requirement. Corequisite: MUS 2522.

2140 SECONDARY PRIVATE VOICE INSTRUCTION (1 hour)
Individual instruction in the literature and techniques of vocal production and performance. Prerequisite: MUS 2145.

2141 MAJOR PRIVATE VOICE INSTRUCTION (1 hour)
Individual instruction in the literature and techniques of vocal production and performance. Prerequisite: MUS 2145.

2142 MAJOR PRIVATE VOICE INSTRUCTION (2 hours)
Individual instruction in the literature and techniques of vocal production and performance. Prerequisite: MUS 2145.

2145 CLASS VOICE (MUSIC & MUSICAL THEATRE MAJORS) (1 hour)
The study of the basic techniques of singing.

2146 CLASS VOICE (NON-MUSIC MAJORS) (1 hour)
The study of vocal production open to all students interested in learning to sing.

2150 SECONDARY PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON A STRINGED INSTRUMENT(1 hour)
Individual instruction in the literature and playing techniques of a stringed instrument, including guitar and electric bass.

2151 MAJOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON A STRINGED INSTRUMENT (1 hour)
Individual instruction in the literature and playing techniques of a stringed instrument, including guitar and electric bass.

2152 MAJOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON A STRINGED INSTRUMENT (2 hours)
Individual instruction in the literature and playing techniques of a stringed instrument, including guitar and electric bass.

2157 CLASS GUITAR (1 hour)
A study, with practical application, of the basic techniques of guitar playing at the beginning level.

2160 SECONDARY PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON AWOODWIND INSTRUMENT (1 hour)
Private instruction of the literature and playing techniques of an instrument of the woodwind family.

2161 MAJOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON AWOODWIND INSTRUMENT (1 hour)
Private instruction of the literature and playing techniques of an instrument of the woodwind family.

2162 MAJOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON A WOODWIND INSTRUMENT (2 hours)
Private instruction of the literature and playing techniques of an instrument of the woodwind family.

2170 SECONDARY PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON A BRASS INSTRUMENT (1 hour)
Private instruction of the literature and playing techniques of an instrument of the brass family.

2171 MAJOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON A BRASS INSTRUMENT (1 hour)
Private instruction of the literature and playing techniques of an instrument of the brass family.

2172 MAJOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON A BRASS INSTRUMENT(2 hours)
Private instruction of the literature and playing techniques of an instrument of the brass family.

2180 SECONDARY PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS (1 hour)
Private instruction on the literature and playing techniques of instruments of the percussion family.

2181 MAJOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS (1 hour)
Private instruction on the literature and playing techniques of instruments of the percussion family.

2182 MAJOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ON PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS (2 hours)
Private instruction on the literature and playing techniques of instruments of the percussion family.

2190 SECONDARY PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION (1 hour)
Individual instruction in the literature and techniques of organ performance. Prerequisite: MUS 2138 or equivalent proficiency.

2191 MAJOR PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION (1 hour)
Individual instruction in the literature and techniques of organ performance. Prerequisite: MUS 2138 or equivalent proficiency.

2192 MAJOR PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION (2 hours)
Individual instruction in the literature and techniques of organ performance. Prerequisite: MUS 2138 or equivalent proficiency.

2225 RHYTHM SECTION METHODS (1 hour)
A study of basic techniques associated with modern rhythm section instruments (guitar, keyboard, electric bass and drums) with emphasis on the musical role of each and methods for teaching beginners on the same instruments.

3732 CHORAL CONDUCTING (2 hour)
A course designed to help the student develop an understanding of the basics of choral conducting and practice the techniques of conducting with musical examples provided in the text. Learning activities will include Performing Arts 117 class discussion, observation, performance attendance, and conducting various ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS 1512.

3733 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING AND ARRANGING (2 hours)
A course designed to help the student develop an understanding of the basics of conducting and arranging for instrumental ensembles. Skills will be developed through observations, practice exercises, and in real life applications with musical examples provided in the text. Prerequisites: MUS 3732.


Music Business Courses

2360 PRINCIPLES OF MUSIC BUSINESS (3 hours) 
A broad survey of today’s music industry and its four primary sectors: performing (both for-profit and not-forprofit), recording, publishing, and merchandising. Topics include industry structure, careers and professions, statistics and trends, trade organizations and professional associations, as well as legal issues and the impact of emerging technology and media.

3361 INTERMEDIATE MUSIC BUSINESS (3 hours) 
A practical examination of important topics related to the music industry and the application of basic business concepts, practices and skills to music. Prerequisite: MUS 2360.

3362 ADVANCED MUSIC BUSINESS (3 hours) 
The application of business concepts to the planning, execution and assessment phases of an individually designed mock music business project. Depending on the interests of the student, the project may be either for profit or not. Prerequisite: MUS 3361.

4360 SENIOR MUSIC PROJECT (1 hour) 
An individualized capstone project for Majors based upon the student’s area of musical interest. Completed in the student’s final semester, the project requires formal presentation before a faculty committee. Prerequisites: MUS 3362 Advanced Music Business and MUS 4401.


Ensemble Groups Courses

1192 SMALL ENSEMBLES (1 hour)
Performing ensembles created each year to conform with student talent and interests, which perform in concerts and for special events on campus and in the local community. Membership by audition. Performing ensembles include:

  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Gospel Choir
  • Pop Acappella
  • Praise Band

1195 CATAWBA WIND ENSEMBLE (1 hour)
A wind and percussion ensemble consisting of instrumental majors and non-majors which rehearses and performs advanced levelliterature representative of many styles. The college wind ensemble performs concerts both on and off campus for a variety ofaudiences. Membership by audition.

1196 CATAWBA SINGERS (1 hour)
A vocal ensemble which rehearses and performs a repertoire of music of the highest standards from many styles, this group functions in a public relations capacity for the College, touring to schools and churches. Membership by audition.

1199 VERNACULARS (1 hour)
An ensemble dedicated to the performance of popular (vernacular)
music. Membership by audition. Vernacular ensembles include:

  • Country
  • Latin
  • Pop A
  • Pop B
  • Rock A
  • Rock B
  • Roots A
  • Roots B
  • All Stars