Disciplinary Major or Minor - www.uwgb.edu/music
OVERVIEW OF MUSIC:
The disciplinary program in music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Arts .
The BACHELOR OF MUSIC offers majors in:
- Music Education - preparation for teacher certification
- Performance - preparation for a professional career in music performance
The BACHELOR OF ARTS offers emphases in:
- Applied Music
- Jazz Studies
- Music History and Literature
Three- to four-year sequences of applied instruction are available in piano, organ, guitar, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, string bass, and electric bass. All degree programs include major and minor ensemble requirements. These requirements must be fulfilled with the ensembles directly related to the area of applied lessons when possible. Performance opportunities in major ensembles include Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, and University Women's Chorus.
Minor ensembles available include Jazz Combo, Flute Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Hand Drumming Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Opera/Musical Theater Workshop.
All students interested in a Music major or minor at UW-Green Bay must perform an admission audition.
WHO SHOULD BE A MUSIC MAJOR:
Just because you may have enjoyed band or music in high school, that does not mean that you will be a perfect fit for the Music major. It takes a lot of self-discipline, motivation, and intelligence to be successful in this major and field. Music students must constantly practice their skills on their own, and much time is spent understanding and applying music theory.
WHO SHOULD BE A MUSIC MINOR:
It is possible to choose Music as a disciplinary minor and couple it with an interdisciplinary major. This program is for students who view Music as an avocation, or who intend to use their musical skills within the community in a nonprofessional context.
WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS MAJOR AT UWGB:
- GREAT TEACHERS The Music program at UW-Green Bay is lead by excellent faculty members. Not only are students exposed to a quality education, but they also get a high level of individual attention and instruction.
- GREAT TOOLS The Music program offers excellent facilities in the Studio Arts Building and the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The Weidner Center houses a 2,020-seat concert hall, two recital halls and a dance studio, and is the primary performance facility used by the Music program. In addition, most student concerts and recitals are held in the Weidner Center.
- GREAT OPPORTUNITIES Because the Weidner Center brings world-class musicians and performances right to the UW-Green Bay campus, students often have the unique opportunity to meet the musicians and performers, watch rehearsals, and attend special lectures and receptions.
- GREAT RESULTS The Music program at UW-Green Bay boasts an impressive 90% placement rate for its graduates!
- GREAT EXPERIENCE Music students also have the opportunity to work with the music camps held each summer at UW-Green Bay. Here students can gain practical experience and learn from nationally known music teachers.
SKILLS & ABILITIES GAINED WITH THIS MAJOR:
Music students are required to take a sequence of music theory, history and literature courses to achieve a comprehensive intellectual understanding of music, along with skills relating to performance. Students are expected to develop a high level of skill in ear training and sight singing. The music program emphasizes quality in vocal and instrumental music performance with many opportunities for solo and group performance on campus and in the larger community.
LINKS FOR MORE HELP:
- Be sure to visit the Music department's homepage at http://www.uwgb.edu/music