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Music Technology, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

 The Music Technology Certificate of Proficiency prepares students for work in the commercial music industry. Coursework includes completion of the Avid Pro Tools User Certification and Sibelius Certification.

Total Program Credits: 17

Discipline Core Requirements: 17 Credits
  MUSC 1110 Music Theory I  3
  MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
  MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I  1
  MUSC 1140  Aural Skills Ii 1
  MUSC 1400 Music Technology I  2
  MUSC 1402 Music Technology II 2
  MUSC 2400 Digital Audio Workstation                                        2
  MUSC 2420 Music Production Basics                            2
  MUSC 379R  Studio Recording Workshop  1

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  2. Residency hours-- minimum of 5 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

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 1400 Music Technology I 2
MUSC 2400 Digital Audio Workstation 2
  Semester total: 8
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 1402 Music Technology II 2
MUSC 2420 Music Production Basics 2
MUSC 379R Studio Recording Workshop 1
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 17

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 creativity, hone performance expertise, and sustain high standards of excellence. Our professional faculty provide learning opportunities essential to the competency of music students as they prepare for a global marketplace. The department engages diverse audiences through performances and activities representing an array of musical styles and traditions.

  1. Provide nationally-competitive academic programs and general studies in music.
  2. Promote an inclusive environment that provides students with resources that support their educational and professional needs.
  3. Engage audiences with performances that reflect diverse musical styles and traditions.
  4. Promote opportunities for students and faculty to explore their highest professional potential through creative and innovative activities on- and off-campus.
 
 

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: https://www.uvu.edu/music/students

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: https://www.uvu.edu/music/students

Ensemble Auditions

Ensemble auditions are held at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. More information: https://www.uvu.edu/music/students/repertoire.html#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: https://www.uvu.edu/music/students

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: https://www.uvu.edu/music/students

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)

Associate 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)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



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

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Melissa Heath(2014)

Assistant Professor

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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Ryan Nielsen(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Music Education, Brigham Young University - Idaho; M.M., Trumpet Performance, Arizona State University; Ph.D., Jazz Performance, New England Conservatory of Music.

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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, University of Utah; 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.(ABD), 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)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



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

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Careers

Careers:

The Music Technology Certificate prepares student for professional work in the music media industry. Completion of the program includes certification in Avid’s Sibelius and Pro Tools, widely recognized professional credentials. Music media is an expanding industry with a variety of employment opportunities such as producing, studio recording, editing, composing, arranging, distribution, advertising and marketing.

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