Professors. Paul Salerni, Ph.D. (Harvard) (NEH Distinguished Chair in the Humanties); Steven Sametz, D.M.A. (Wisconsin) (Ronald J. Ulrich Chair in Music); Nadine Sine, Ph.D. (N.Y.U.), Chair.
Associate Professors. Eugene Albulescu, M.M. (Indiana) (Ronald J. Ulrich Chair in Orchestral Studies); William Warfield, M.M. (Manhattan).
Professors of Practice. Sun Min Lee, M.M. (Westminster Choir College); Timothy Schwarz, D.M.A. (Temple).
Lecturer. David Diggs, M.M. (SUNY Stony Brook)
Adjunct Professors: Helen Beedle, M.M. (New England); Linda Ganus, M.M. (Michigan), M.F.A. (Vermont College of Fine Arts); William Holmes (School for Recording Arts and Sciences); Albert Neumeyer, M.M. (Trenton); Gene Perla, B.A. (Thomas Edison); Dave Riekenberg, M.M.E. (N. Texas State)
Private Instructors: Bass: John Gaffney, Gene Perla; Bassoon: Kim Seifert; Clarinet: Deborah Andrus; Flute: Linda Ganus; Robin Kani; French Horn: Daniel Braden; Guitar: (electric) Bob De Vos, Tom Guarna, Vic Juris; Harp: Andrea Wittchen; Oboe: David Diggs; Organ: Rebecca Owens; Piano: Eugene Albulescu, Helen Beedle, Tim Harrison (jazz), Emi Kagawa, Donna McHugh, Pat O’Connell, Irmgard Pursell; Percussion: Steven Mathiesen, Scott Neumann; Saxophone: Dave Riekenberg; Trombone: Tim Sessions; Trumpet: Joseph Mosello; Tuba: Scott Force; Viola and Violin: James Finegan, Sandya Murthy, Tim Schwarz; Violoncello: Kate Dillingham; Voice: Megan Durham.
The study of music develops skills which will serve the student well in any career: self-discipline, teamwork, problem solving and leadership. A student graduating with the B.A. degree in music will have a strong foundation in music theory and substantial exposure to western music from the Middle Ages to the present. This curriculum will prepare a student for graduate studies in musicology, music theory, composition, or performance. A music major or minor taken in conjunction with a business major may lead to a variety of careers in arts management or in the recording and music publishing industries. For some a double major or a minor in music will not lead to a career but to a lifelong involvement with an art form that gives lasting satisfaction.
The music department also offers significant performance experiences in instrumental and vocal ensembles, large and small, and in private instruction. The Zoellner Arts Center facilities include a Listening Library, practice rooms, a composition and digital class piano studio, a fine recording studio, classrooms and rehearsal rooms. Most importantly, the center boasts its concert facility, Baker Hall. With its 1000-seat capacity and excellent acoustics, it is flexible both on the stage (concert or theater mode) and in seating arrangements. The fully adjustable pit can serve opera or musical theatre, can provide additional seating, or can become an extension of the stage.
The music program offers two separate programs, each earning the Bachelor of Arts degree, the B.A. in Music and the B.A. in Music Composition.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music (36-credit minimum) is for those students who wish to have double majors, who might choose a related field (e.g., arts management, part-time performance careers in orchestras) or who simply want a concentrated exposure to music study. Students choose between five different concentrations: performance; history and literature; theory and composition; jazz; conducting. For those who intend to pursue graduate study in music or a performing career, the major program should be viewed as the minimum requirement. Such students should regularly seek the advice of department faculty in expanding their program to suit their particular needs and goals.
Thirteen credits in theory and musicianship skills: MUS 11, 2, 82, 3, 7, 83, 4, 8. Nine credits of music history (any 2 from MUS 233, 234, 235, 236) and MUS 336; eleven credits in lessons, ensembles and recitals, and three credits in music electives. The student must perform a half recital in the junior year, a full recital in the senior year, and juries during the sophomore and junior years. Jury Requirement: see website at http://www.lehigh.edu/~inmsc/
Thirteen credits in theory and musicianship skills: MUS 11, 2, 82, 3, 7, 83, 4, 8. Fifteen credits of music history (MUS 233, 234, 235, 236, 336) and eight credits in electives, lessons, and ensembles, of which at least three must be in performance, plus a variable number for MUS 350: Senior Project. The students must produce a major research project during the senior year.
Composition and Theory Concentration.
Eighteen credits in theory: MUS 82, 3, 7, 83, 4, 8, 243, 245. Six credits in music history (MUS 336 plus any one from MUS 233, 234, 235, 236) and eight in composition (MUS 253, 254), plus four in lessons or ensembles. Students must produce a substantial composition or theoretical analysis under the direction of department faculty during the senior year. A keyboard test is required to enter composition class.
Thirteen credits in music theory and musicianship skills: MUS 11, 2, 82, 3, 7, 83, 4, 8 plus three credits in Jazz Theory, MUS 139. Six credits in Jazz History: MUS 128, 129 plus MUS 236. A minimum of four credits in small jazz groups, MUS 49 and six in jazz performance: MUS 24, 25. The student must undertake a senior project under faculty direction (MUS 350 for variable credit).
Thirteen credits in music theory and musicianship skills: MUS 11, 2, 82, 3, 7, 83, 4, 8. Nine credits in music history (MUS 336, plus two from 233, 234, 235, 236). Four credits in conducting: MUS 321, 322 plus at least two Conducting Internships (MUS 311), of which one must be in orchestra. Six credits of performance electives (lessons and ensembles). A piano proficiency exam must be completed before the end of the sophomore year. The student must undertake a senior project under faculty direction.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition is designed for students committed to pursuing music composition beyond the undergraduate level. It is an intensive composition program with a 54-credit minimum. Twenty-five credits in music theory: MUS 82, 3, 7, 83, 4, 8, 139, 243, 245, 331. Nine credits in music history: MUS 236, MUS 336 plus one from MUS 129, 233, 234, 235. Fourteen credits in composition: MUS 253, 254, two semesters of MUS 353. One semester of conducting, MUS 321 (2 credits) and four credits of music electives. Students will have to pass a piano proficiency exam by the end of the sophomore year. Students will compile a composition portfolio by the end of the senior year.
Minor in Music
The minor requires a minimum of 17 credits and may include MUS 90. The program is designed to be flexible but must include MUS 11, 2, 82, 3, and 7, one history or literature course, and two performance courses (MUS 2279). The student may choose the remaining four credits from department offerings.
Minor in Music Industry
The music industry minor is intended to provide exposure to basic information, issues and skills useful for students who may want to pursue entry level positions in the music business or to promote their own work. There are six required courses: MUS 161, 164, 261, 10 or 11, plus MUS 361: Music Internship; and either Acct 108 or 151 for a minimum of 17 credits.
Although Music and Engineering/Science is not a major in itself, Lehigh attracts many engineering and science students who wish to continue their active involvement in music and the music department. For those students who are interested in pursuing this option, music can be taken as a dual degree (B.S. or B.A.), minor or elective.
Majors and minors must enroll in MUS 100 and attend concerts approved by the music department for a minimum of three semesters.
A student must have a 3.75 average in courses in the major to pursue honors. Candidates for departmental honors should submit to the department chair a written proposal, prepared in consultation with a faculty project adviser by the end of the junior year. The project which must go beyond required course work could result in a research paper, a composition or a performance. Upon acceptance of the proposal by the department faculty, the student should register for MUS 350 for one to six credits, which may be taken all at once or over the senior year. The awarding of departmental honors will be contingent on the quality of the completed project. Students who complete two concentrations in the major may also petition for consideration.
Lessons in most instruments and voice may be taken for one credit. They must be arranged through the department at set fees that are not included in tuition. Please note that registering for lessons cannot guarantee availability due to difficulties in scheduling.
Admission to performing ensembles is by audition (except Choral Union, Symphonic Band and Marching 97.) Students receive one credit per semester by registering for the appropriate course number. Although there is no limit to the number of these courses that may be taken, students should check with their adviser to determine the number that may be applied toward graduation.
Please note that many upper level courses have no prerequisites beyond MUS 10 or 11 and are open to anyone with basic knowledge of musical terminology.
MUS 2. Keyboard Harmony I (1) spring
For intended majors and minors only. Co-requisite: MUS 11. Beginning piano skills designed to enable the student to use the piano as a tool. Major and minor scales in both hands, forming chords, elementary sight reading. Students may test out upon examination. (HU)
MUS 3. Keyboard Harmony II (1) fall
Continuation of MUS 2. Diatonic progressions in major and minor and more advanced sight reading. Students may test out upon examination. Co-requisite: MUS 82. Prerequisite: MUS 2. (HU)
MUS 4. Keyboard Harmony III (1) spring
Additional keyboard skills, including progressions with secondary chords, modulations, and sight reading. Students may test out upon examination. Co-requisite: MUS 83. Prerequisite: MUS 3 (HU)
MUS 7. Aural Skills (1) fall
Sight singing, rhythm exercises, and ear training through dictation exercises. Co-requisite: MUS 82. Prerequisite: MUS 11 or equivalent. (HU)
MUS 8. Aural Skills II (1) spring
Continuation of MUS 7. Co-requisite: MUS 83. Prerequisite: MUS 7. (HU)
MUS 10. Basic Skills in Music (2) fall
Rudiments of musical notation, beginning skills in sight singing, ear training, rhythm and keyboard. Intended for anyone who does not plan to major or minor. (HU)
MUS 11. Basic Musicianship (2) spring
For intended majors and minors. Development of basic skills in using notation, sight singing and ear training. Co-requisite: MUS 2. (HU)
MUS 12. Surveys in Music (3) fall or spring
Varied topics in music for the non-major such as Italian opera, Keyboard Music, and the Symphony. Emphasis on developing listening skills and acquaintance with important works in the genre. Staff (HU)
Applied Music and Performances Courses.
Music 21-61, 71-79, 84 may be repeated for credit. Up to six credits may be used for graduation credit in CEAS and CBE. Prerequisite: Admission to MUS 22, 24, 25, 31, 22, 34, 35, 48, 49, 61 by audition. Music 21, 23, and 32 have no auditions. MUS 65-79, 84, 170 have fees.
MUS 21. Marching Band (1) fall. (ND)No Audition
MUS 22. Wind Ensemble (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 23. Symphonic Band (1) spring (HU)No Audition
MUS 24. Jazz Ensemble (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 25. Jazz Band (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 31. University Choir (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 32. Choral Union (1) fall/spring (HU)No Audition
MUS 33. Glee Club (1) fall/spring. Co-requisite: MUS 31 (HU)
MUS 34. Freshman Lab Choir (0) fall. Co-requisite: MUS 31 (HU)
MU 35. Dolce Women’s Choir (1) fall/spring. Co-requisite: MUS 31 (HU)
MUS 48. Chamber Music Collegium (1) fall/spring. Department Permission. (HU)
MUS 49. Small Jazz Ensembles (1) fall/spring. Department Permission. (HU)
MUS 61. Lehigh University Philharmonic (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 65. Class Guitar for Beginners (1) fall/spring
Beginning techniques and skills for guitar, either acoustic or electric. For students with less than a year of guitar instruction. Students supply their own instruments. (HU)
MUS 66. Class Voice for Beginners (1) fall/spring
Group instruction for beginning students of voice, including breathing and vocal production techniques; diction; beginning solo pieces. (HU)
MUS 67. Class Drum Set for Beginners (1) fall/spring
Rudiments of drum set playing for students with less than a year of drum instruction. (HU)
MUS 68. Class Piano for Beginners I (1) fall/spring
Instruction for beginning piano students, including rudiments of musical notation in relation to the keyboard; beginning pieces for solo piano and the group. (HU)
MUS 69. Class Piano for Beginners II (1) fall/spring
A continuation of MUS 68. After a second semester of class piano, the student should be ready to benefit from private lesson instruction. (HU)
MUS 71. Private Piano Study (1) fall-spring (HU)
MUS 72. Private Vocal Study (1) fall-spring (HU)
MUS 73. Private String Study (1) fall-spring (HU)
MUS 74. Private Woodwind Study (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 75. Private Brass Study (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 76. Private Percussion Study (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 77. Private Organ Study (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 79. Private Electric Guitar Study (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 82. Harmony I (3) fall
Exercises in writing in four-part chorale style. This includes all diatonic chords and non-harmonic tones. MUS 3 and 7 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: MUS 11 or equivalent. Diggs (HU)
MUS 83. Harmony II (3) spring
Continuation of MUS 82 including modulation, chromatic chords, analysis. MUS 4 and 8 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: MUS 82, and 7 or equivalent. Diggs (HU)
MUS 84. Private Drumset Study (1) fall/spring (HU)
MUS 100. Concert Requirement (0) fall, spring
Three concerts approved by the department (for majors and minors).
MUS 128. (AAS 128) Jazz History I (3) fall
A study of the roots of jazz. Starting in West Africa, the course traces the synthesis of African and European elements to 1945. Musicians covered are Gottshalk, Bolden, Morton, Armstrong, Hawkins, Basie, Ellington and others. Warfield (HU)
MUS 129. (AAS 129) Jazz History II (3) spring
A survey of modern jazz from 1945 to the present. Musicians covered include Parker, Gillespie, Monk, Davis, Coltrane, Hancock, and Coleman. Can be taken independently of Jazz History I, but the first course would be helpful. Warfield (HU)
MUS 130. Jazz Masters (3)
An in-depth study of the music of a single major figure in jazz history, such as Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Duke Ellington. May be repeated for credits as title varies. Warfield (HU)
MUS 132. Composer and Era (3) fall or spring
Life and development of a composer’s style viewed in historical context, such as: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, etc. May be repeated for credit as title varies. Prerequisite: MUS 10 or 11 or equivalent. Staff (HU)
MUS 139. Jazz Theory (3) spring
Study of the music theory that is the foundation of a good jazz solo, composition or arrangement. Study of the modes of the major and melodic minor scale, chord/scale theory using major, melodic minor, diminished, and whole-tone scales. Basic chord progressions, functional analysis of jazz tunes, and ear training are also included. Prerequisites: MUS 82. (HU)
MUS 151. Vocal Diction (1) fall or spring
Introduction to the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Application to French, Italian, German and English diction using art song repertoire. Preparation of a song in each language. Field (HU)
MUS 161. Production and Marketing of Sound Recordings (3) fall/spring
Foundations for organizing a recording project to be carried out by the class, which works in teams. This course will focus especially on artist negotiations, recording techniques, music publishing and manufacturing. Perla (ND)
MUS 164. Management of Careers in Performing Arts (3) fall/spring
An overview of what performing artists and managers experience during cycles of career development. Topics include recognition of talent, positioning in the marketplace, creating support structures and attainment of personal goals. Students will be required to apply practical techniques in furthering the career of a chosen artist. Perla (ND)
MUS 170. Private Instruction for Performance Concentrators (2)
Lesson fees apply. Repeatable for credit. Restricted to music majors concentrating in performance. (HU)
MUS 171. Accompanying (1) fall/spring
Introduction to ensemble performance including sight-reading techniques, application of chord progressions and beginning improvisation techniques at the keyboard. May be repeated for credit. (HU)
MUS 233. Medieval and Renaissance Music (WI) (3) fall, odd
Development of musical style from early Christian chant to the sacred and secular forms of the late 16th century, viewed in cultural contexts. Sine (HU)
MUS 234. Baroque and Classical Music (WI) (3) spring, even
The major genres and composers of the 17th and 18th centuries studied in their cultural context. Sine (HU)
MUS 235. Romantic Music (WI) (3) fall, even
Study of the major composers and their works from late Beethoven to Mahler and Strauss. Sine (HU)
MUS 236. Music Since 1900 (WI) (3) spring, odd
Beginning with the major trends at the turn of the century, a study of the important composers and works of the last century to the present. Sine (HU)
MUS 237. Advanced Violin Technique (1)
To teach advanced violin or viola students execution of various bow strokes, left-hand technique, complex rhythms and ensemble skills. (ND)
MUS 243. Counterpoint (4) fall
Writing and analyzing pieces in Renaissance and Baroque contrapuntal styles. Prerequisites: MUS 83, 4, and 8 or equivalent. Salerni (ND).
MUS 245. Classical and Romantic Forms (4) spring
Analyzing and writing pieces in classical and romantic forms. Exercises in chromatic harmony. Prerequisite: MUS 83, 4, and 8 or equivalent. Salerni. (ND)
MUS 251. Special Topics (1-3)
Study of musical topics in history or composition not covered in regular courses. May be repeated for credit as title varies. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Salerni (HU)
MUS 253. Composition I (4) fall
Writing for acoustic and electronic instruments based on 20thcentury models. Acoustic orchestration, digital synthesis, effects processing. Use of the computer for score preparation and as a compositional tool. Prerequisite: MUS 83, 4, and 8 or permission of instructor. Salerni (ND)
MUS 254. Composition II (4) spring
Continuation of MUS 253. Prerequisite: 253. Salerni (ND)
MUS 261. Recording Techniques I (3) fall
Recording music in various popular and classical styles using state of the art studio equipment. Topics include microphone choice, placement, mixing, effects processing, digital editing and post production. Holmes (ND)
MUS 262. Recording Techniques II (3) spring
Continuation of Recording Techniques I. Prerequisite: MUS 261. Holmes (ND)
MUS 271. Repertoire (2) fall or spring
Survey of literature in a given medium: e.g., piano, vocal, orchestral, choral repertoire. Particular emphasis on performance issues. May be repeated for credit as title varies. (HU)
MUS 291. Independent Study (1-3)
Individually supervised work in history or composition, or continuation of projects begun in regular courses. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of department chair. (HU)
MUS 300. Apprentice Teaching (1-3) (ND)
MUS 311. Conducting Internship (2)
Work under the direction of one of the faculty directors to learn the organization and musical tasks required of directors as they prepare ensembles for performance. Prerequisites: MUS 322 or permission. Repeatable for credit. Staff (HU)
MUS 312/412: Advanced Choral Composition (2) Summer
Intensive, weeklong seminar/workshop for individual study with international faculty. Joint seminars and lab choir rehearsals on choral literature; rehearsals and premieres of student works. New works and repertoire presented in final concert conducted by faculty and participants. Sametz
MUS 321. Conducting I (2) fall
Beginning study of conducting techniques, including score reading and preparation, analysis, conducting patterns and gestures. Prerequisite: MUS 83 or permission of the instructor. Sametz (HU)
MUS 322. Conducting II (2) spring
Continuation of MUS 321. Prerequisite: MUS 321. Sametz (HU)
MUS 331. Advanced Analysis (4) spring
In-depth analysis of music from the Western tradition. Compositions studied to include at least one orchestral piece, one piece with text (song cycle or opera) and one piece using serial procedures. Introduction to Schenkerian analysis. Prerequisites: MUS 243 and 245 or permission. Staff (HU)
MUS 336. Seminar in the History of Musical Style (3) spring
Study and analysis of the development of musical language and genre from the middle ages to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 83. Sine (ND)
MUS 350. Senior Project (16) (ND)
MUS 353. Composition Seminar (3) fall/spring
Seminar review of original compositions alternating with private lessons in composition. The seminar is intended for students doing either independent work in composition or senior projects. Prerequisites: MUS 254. Salerni, Sametz, Warfield. Repeatable for credit. Staff (HU)
MUS 361. Music Internship (3) (ND)
MUS 370. Recital (12) fall/spring
Department permission. Repeatable for credit. (HU)
MUS 412/312. Advanced Choral Composition (2) summer.
Same as MUS 312 description above.