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Music, Minor

Requirements

A Minor in Music offers introductory studies in musicianship and performance, including theory, aural skills, private instruction, and ensemble participation.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
Complete the following: 
  MUSC 1110   Music Theory I 3
  MUSC 1130   Aural Skills I 1
  MUSC 145R

Private Lessons I   (Repeated 4 times; Requires a grade B or higher) (1.0)

4
or MUSC 245R Private Lessons II  (1.0)  
or MUSC 250R

Private Lessons for Music Majors (Repeated 4 times; Requires a grade B or higher) (1.0)

  Six additional credit hours of music courses 6
Complete 4 credits from the following: 4
  MUSC 320R  Masterworks Chorale (1.0)
  MUSC 322R  Chamber Choir (1.0)
  MUSC 327R  Men's Choir (1.0)
  MUSC 328R  Women's Choir (1.0)
  MUSC 330R  Wind Symphony (1.0)
  MUSC 331R  Percussion Ensemble (1.0)
  MUSC 332R  Jazz Orchestra (1.0)
  MUSC 370R  Symphony Orchestra (1.0)

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 145R or MUSC 245R or MUSC 250R Private Lessons  1
Large Ensemble*  1
  Semester total: 6
Notes: *Large Ensembles: MUSC 320R Masterworks Chorale, MUSC 322R Chamber Choir, MUSC 327R Men's Choir, MUSC 328R Women's Choir, MUSC 330R Wind Symphony, MUSC 332R Jazz Orchestra, MUSC 370R Symphony Orchestra 
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 145R or MUSC 245R or MUSC 250R Private Lessons  1
Large Ensemble*  1
Music Elective   3
  Semester total: 5
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 145R or MUSC 245R or MUSC 250R Private Lessons  1
Large Ensemble*  1
Music Elective   3
  Semester total: 5
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 145R or MUSC 245R or MUSC 250R Private Lessons  1
Large Ensemble*  1
  Semester total: 2
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

Music

Location:

GT 332

Telephone:

801-863-8534

Email:

musicinfo@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/music

Chair:

Donna Fairbanks

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Music promotes student success through innovative programs that enhance musical creativity, hone performance expertise, and sustain high standards of academic excellence. World-class faculty provide learning opportunities essential to the professional competency of music students as they prepare for an increasingly global marketplace. The department engages diverse audiences through performances and activities representing an array of musical styles and traditions. 

Our objectives are to:

1.  Offer the highest quality of education for students pursuing undergraduate programs in music performance, commercial music, music education, liberal arts in music, and integrated studies with a music emphasis.

2.  Provide an inviting, safe, and healthy environment that promotes academic excellence and musical creativity.

3.  Provide general music studies and performance opportunities to all students on campus.

4.   Foster an open and inclusive environment that engages traditional and non-traditional students, celebrates diversity, and promotes understanding of a variety of musical styles and cultures.

5. Promote a supportive and stimulating environment within the department that encourages students and faculty to explore creativity and innovation at their highest professional potential. 

 
 

Music

Advisors:

Entrance Auditions

Entrance auditions are required for students wishing to pursue a degree in music. Live auditions are recommended, as they provide students with the opportunity to meet and perform for the faculty. Students also have the option to submit a recorded audition. More information: http://www.uvu.edu/music/getting/entrance.html

Scholarship Auditions

Music majors and non-majors alike are eligible for a variety of scholarships, ranging from quarter to full tuition. Live auditions are recommended, as they provide students with the opportunity to meet and perform for the faculty. More information: http://www.uvu.edu/music/getting/scholarships.html

Ensemble Auditions

Ensemble auditions are held at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. More information: http://www.uvu.edu/music/getting/#ensemble

Theory Placement

All new music major students are required to take a music theory placement examination on the first day of semester classes. The results of this test may indicate a need for further theory training before entrance into Music Theory I. More information: http://www.uvu.edu/music/getting/#theory

Keyboard Proficiency

Music majors are required to pass keyboard proficiency examinations in preparation for their Sophomore review. Students who complete Group Piano I, II, III, and IV with a ‘B’ or higher will fulfill exam requirements. Students who have attained a requisite level of competency in piano may be exempted from group piano coursework through a demonstration of exam requirements. More information: http://www.uvu.edu/music/getting/#proficiency

 
 

Faculty

Cheung Chau(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Cello Performance, Harid Conservatory, M.M., Cello Performance, Yale School of Music; D.M.A., Cello Performance and Wind Ensemble Conducting, New England Conservatory.

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Reed Criddle(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., Music , M.A., East Asian Studies, Stanford University; M.M., Conducting, Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., Choral Conducting, University of Michigan.

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Hilary Demske(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Piano Performance, The Peabody Conservatory of Music; M.M, Piano Performance, The Julliard School; Meisterklase Diploma, Munich Conservatory; D.M.A., Piano Performance, University of Michigan.

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Natalie Douglass(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., B.M.E., Music Education, University of Iowa; M.M., Horn Performance, University of Illinois; D.M.A., Horn Performance, University of Cincinnati.

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Donna Fairbanks(2005)

Professor

Department: Music
Department Chair, Faculty



B.M., Violin Performance, Brigham Young University; M.M., Violin Performance, University of Rochester New York; D.M.A., Violin Performance, University of Arizona, Tucson.

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W. Hagen(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., Music, Davidson College; M.M., Ph.D., Musicology, University of Colorado.

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Melissa Heath(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Vocal Performance, Brigham Young University; M.M., D.M.A., vocal performance, University of Utah.

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Alex Heitlinger(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Trombone Performance, University of Colorado, Boulder; M.M., Jazz Composition, New England Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., Music Composition, University of Texas at Austin.

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Nathan Hofheins(2012)

Artist in Residence

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., Music, M.M., Composition, Brigham Young University.

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Isaac Hurtado(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., Voice Performance, Brigham Young University; M.M., Voice Performance, University of Cincinnati; D.M.A., Vocal Performance, Florida State University.

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Thomas Keck(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.S., Music Education, University of Illinois; M.A., Music Education, University of Iowa; D.M.A., Conducting, Arizona State University.

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Jeffrey O'Flynn(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Clarinet Performance, Wichita State University; M.M., Clarinet Performance, Florida State University; D.M.A., Clarinet Performance, College-Conservatory of Music.

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Bryce Rytting(2001)

Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.S., Music Theory, magna cum laude, University of Utah; Kuenstleriche Reifeprufung, Conducting, Frankfurt Conservatory; M.F.A., Ph.D., Musicology, Princeton University.

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Doug Smith(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Music Education, Central Missouri State University; M.M., Rice University, D.M.A., Musical Arts, University of Arizona.

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D. Sorensen(2012)

Artist in Residence

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., Music, Brigham Young University.

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Cherilyn Worthen(2011)

Lecturer

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Choral Music Education, M.M., Choral Conducting, Brigham Young University.

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Careers

Careers:
UVU's music degree programs focus on three principal areas of professional music studies: education, performance, and commercial music. Students interested in broader studies, inclusive of other educational disciplines, may pursue a liberal arts or integrated studies major. In addition to professional careers, music is also an area that offers highly flexible self-employment opportunities, such as freelance performing and recording, as well as private teaching. Coursework in music technology and entrepreneurship further enhances opportunities for students who choose to pursue freelance employment. These opportunities are very dynamic, rapidly responding to advancing technology and an open and diverse media market. See http://www.uvu.edu/music/why/index.html for more information.

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