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2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Minor


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Music minors are required to perform juries only in the semesters where they take the odd numbered section of the private lesson.

The Minor in Music


24 semester hours, comprising:

Private Lessons (4 SH)


4 semesters' private study in primary instrument or voice (odd numbered lessons)

Large Ensemble (4 SH)


4 separate semesters' participation in a large ensemble

Music Electives (4 SH)


4 semester hours of credit in music

Music Private Lessons


Students whose major or minor programs prescribe private lessons (excepting the music performance majors) will use the odd numbers for those prescribed private lessons on their primary instrument or voice. They will receive one hour of instruction each week for one semester hour's credit. Each music major is required to participate in the Music Colloquium, as a twice-weekly attendee and a once-each-semester performer, and the appropriate Master Class, as a regular attendee and participant. Students officially excused from Colloquium due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts must still perform once during the semester in Colloquium Performance Class recital. Students officially excused from Master Class due to unavoidable scheduling conflict must still perform twice during the semester in Master Class. A jury is to be performed at the end of each semester's study. Music minors are exempt from attending Master Classes and Colloquium. The student will prepare the jury with the assistance of the private teacher, excepting the one new work which each student beyond the fourth semester of study is required to prepare for each jury without the assistance of the teacher. Prerequisites: student must be actively pursuing the chosen music major or minor. Additionally, the student must receive permission of the instructor. Credit: 1 semester hour; may be repeated for credit.

NOTE: A letter grade of B- must be attained in primary private lessons (odd numbers) in order to count for graduation as a music major or minor.

Elected private lessons:


Students who choose to take private lessons beyond those prescribed for their major or minor programs will use the even numbers for all non-prescribed private lessons. These students will receive 1/2 hour of instruction each week for one semester hour's credit. Participation in Master Class and an end-of-the-semester jury on these instruments or voice are not required; however, students may participate in both upon recommendation of their instructors. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Credit: 1 semester hour; may be repeated for credit. Extra fee: students registering for even numbered private lessons must pay the private lesson fee.

Performance majors:


Commencing with their second semester, students who are majoring in performance, under the B.M. degree, will use the following numbers for private lessons on their primary instrument or voice. They will receive two hours of instruction each week for two semester hours credit. Each student is required to participate in the Music Colloquium, as a twice-weekly attendee and a once-each-semester performer, and the appropriate Master Class, as a regular attendee and participant. Students officially excused from Colloquium due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts must still perform once during the semester in Colloquium Performance Class recital. Students officially excused from Master Class due to unavoidable scheduling conflict must still perform twice during the semester in Master Class. A jury is to be performed at the end of each semester's study. The student will prepare the jury with the assistance of the private teacher, excepting the one new work which each student beyond the fourth semester of study is required to prepare for each jury without the assistance of the teacher. Prerequisites: student must be actively pursuing the performance major, and must have completed required private lessons (odd numbers-1 credit). Additionally, the student must receive permission of the instructor. Credit: 2 semester hours; may be repeated for credit.

NOTE: A letter grade of B- must be attained in primary private lessons (odd numbers) in order to count for graduation as a music major.

Music Ensembles


Large Ensembles: For purposes of satisfying specific major and minor requirements, the following are categorized as Large Ensembles: All ensembles may be repeated for credit.

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