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    University of Memphis
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music


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Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

Program objectives for a B.M. in Music are: (a) to be prepared for entrance into accredited graduate programs in music; (b) to be prepared to pursue graduate studies in music performance; (c) to be prepared to pursue careers in the music profession.

The Bachelor of Music with a major in Music is a professional degree, the requirements for which provide the student with an opportunity for specialization in the traditional disciplines of music and music education. A minimum grade of “C-” is required in every graded music course applicable toward the major. The student must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0. Exception: Music Education concentration: overall grade point average of 2.75 and a minimum grade of “C-” in each professional education and music course.

The specific degree requirements are divided into four groups: (1) University General Education Program, (2) basic music courses, (3) courses required for the specific emphasis chosen by the student, (4) electives to bring the total of semester hours taken to 120 (124 hours for Music Education choral emphasis, 125 hours for Music Education instrumental emphasis). All students must complete a minimum of 42 hours at the upper division level. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of music and/or music education courses at the upper division level at the University of Memphis.

Admission: All applicants seeking admission as freshman music majors or as transfer students must complete and submit to the Admissions Office of the University of Memphis an appropriate formal application form. In addition to academic considerations, admission to the music degree program requires a personal interview and an audition. The audition consists of (1) performance in the student’s major applied area, (2) a music theory examination and (3) a piano placement exam. Candidates are accepted on the basis of accomplishment, potential and suitability for the concentration they wish to pursue. Additional information on specific audition requirements and on interview/audition appointments may be obtained through the office of the School of Music or at http://www.memphis.edu/music.

Music Industry

The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Industry is designed for students whose interests and abilities indicate a strong potential for significant achievement in the music industry.

Two concentrations are available: Music Business and Recording Technology

Admission: Admission is based on selective procedures, and admission to the University does not guarantee placement in the Music Industry Program. Stringent quality control is essential; therefore, an assessment is required of all students desiring to enter the program. Entrance requirements vary by concentration. Specific admissions criteria may be obtained through the office of the Director, School of Music. Through the admissions procedure, preliminary estimates of student commitment and potential success can be made. Upon admission, the student will be assigned an advisor.

Retention: The student’s progress and continued potential will be reviewed twice yearly by the appropriate Music Industry faculty. Permission to continue in the program will be based upon this evaluation. Retention criteria may be obtained through the office of the Director, School of Music.

Ensembles: Students in Music Business or Recording Technology must complete two (2) credit hours of ensemble.

Concert Attendance: All students in Music Business and Recording Technology are required to attend a minimum of 50 concerts or recitals during their four-year program. Records will be maintained in the School on the number of events attended by each student and a report will be filed with the Director of the School each year.

Experiential Learning: Credit may be awarded for validated learning from experience or non-traditional instruction. Students who wish to apply for credit for experiential learning may obtain guidelines for this procedure from the Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts. (See Fees and Charges, for related fee information.)

Graduation from the Program: A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation; a minimum grade of “C-” is required in every graded course applicable to the major as well as an overall grade point average of 2.5.

Music

Program objectives for a B.M. in Music are: (a) to be prepared for entrance into accredited graduate programs in music; (b) to be prepared to pursue graduate studies in music performance; (c) to be prepared to pursue careers in the music profession.

The Bachelor of Music with a major in Music is a professional degree, the requirements for which provide the student with an opportunity for specialization in the traditional disciplines of music and music education. A minimum grade of “C-” is required in every graded music course applicable toward the major. The student must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0. Exception: Music Education concentration: overall grade point average of 2.75 and a minimum grade of “C-” in each professional education and music course.

The specific degree requirements are divided into four groups: (1) University General Education Program, (2) basic music courses, (3) courses required for the specific emphasis chosen by the student, (4) electives to bring the total of semester hours taken to 120 (124 hours for Music Education choral emphasis, 125 hours for Music Education instrumental emphasis). All students must complete a minimum of 42 hours at the upper division level. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of music and/or music education courses at the upper division level at the University of Memphis.

Admission: All applicants seeking admission as freshman music majors or as transfer students must complete and submit to the Admissions Office of the University of Memphis an appropriate formal application form. In addition to academic considerations, admission to the music degree program requires a personal interview and an audition. The audition consists of (1) performance in the student’s major applied area, (2) a music theory examination and (3) a piano placement exam. Candidates are accepted on the basis of accomplishment, potential and suitability for the concentration they wish to pursue. Additional information on specific audition requirements and on interview/audition appointments may be obtained through the office of the School of Music or at http://www.memphis.edu/music.

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