academics

Music

Department Chair: S. Johnson
Professors: B. Ammann, R. Andrews,  J. Pennington, W Noble
Associate Professors: L. Grevlos, S. Johnson, P. Nesheim, C. Stanichar
Assistant Professors: P. Schilf
Instructors: R. Joyce, V. Shoemaker, R. Svenningsen

A member of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts and inspired by the Lutheran liberal arts tradition of excellence in music, the Music program provides a comprehensive education that challenges and prepares music majors for professional careers and graduate study. All students are offered the opportunity to study and perform in a nurturing environment that fosters integrity and integrates faith and learning in a diverse world. In addition to the full-time faculty listed above, the department employs over 20 part-time faculty members, most of whom are applied music specialists.

Opportunities for student participation are made possible in such diverse instrumental groups as the Augustana Band, College/Community Concert Band, College and Community Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Pep Band, Brass Choir, and Northlanders Jazz Band, Jazz Lab; and vocally in the Augustana Choir, Chamber Choir, Collegiate Chorale, Angelus, and Opera Theatre Workshop. Students also participate in a variety of chamber music ensembles coached by members of the music staff. Aside from the campus setting, the city of Sioux Falls is a music center for a wide area. A number of Augustana students each year audition and perform in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Sioux Falls Municipal Band. These groups provide student members valuable professional performing experience and also provide remuneration. The Symphony, the Community Concert Association, the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society and the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science bring national and international guest artists and performing groups to capacity audiences. Many of these artists take the time to work with Augustana Music students.

General Information for All Music Degrees and Programs:
1. All Music majors and minors should have a current copy of the Manual for Music Students (available on the Department’s website), and be aware of regulations in the Department of Music which may affect them. Details for the following can be found in the Manual.
2. Students should declare their intention to major in Music immediately following their acceptance by the College. Students majoring in Music Education should contact the Music Department Chair for specific entrance requirements to the program. Currently enrolled students electing to change their major to Music should make this declaration as soon as this decision is made, and contact the Music Department Chair.
3. All Music majors must attend a specific number of recitals and concerts each year.
4. All Music majors must complete the requirement in piano proficiency.
5. All Music Education majors must be enrolled in a major ensemble each semester in residence.
6. All instrumental Music majors must be enrolled in a small instrumental ensemble (MUSI 096 or 097) for a minimum of two semesters.
7. All Music majors should schedule no classes or laboratories for three o’clock on Thursdays since Departmental recitals and workshops are scheduled for that hour.
8. Students wishing to prepare themselves to teach in both the instrumental and vocal music education areas should consult the Music Department Chair for curriculum advising.

Major Tracks
All liberal arts music, liberal arts – sacred music and music education majors must complete each required course with a grade of C- or better. Courses with a D+ or lower must be repeated.
Music Major – All Tracks:
24 credit hours plus additional hours/courses for each track
All music major tracks require the following courses

Theory:
MUSI 120 & 120L — Music Theory I and Aural Skills I (2 cr, 1cr)
MUSI 121 & 121L — Music Theory II and Aural Skills II (2 cr, 1cr)
MUSI 220 & 220L — Music Theory III and Aural Skills III (2 cr, 1cr)
MUSI 221 & 221L — Music Theory IV and Aural Skills IV (2 cr, 1cr)

History and Literature:
MUSI 210 — Music History and Literature to 1750 (3 cr)
MUSI 212 — Music History and Literature: 1750-Present (3 cr)
MUSI 214 — Music History and Lit of the Non-Western World (3 cr)

Conducting:
MUSI 300 — Fundamentals of Conducting (3 cr)

Liberal Arts Track: 21 additional credit hours (45 credit hours total)
Applied Music: 8 terms for credit (lesson fees are additional to tuition)
MUSI 161-167 — Applied Music Lessons 8 cr
Ensemble: 4 terms for credit
MUSI 095 — Major Music Ensemble (4 cr)
Required Electives: 9 credit hours (preferably at the 300 level)

Liberal Arts: Sacred Music Emphasis: 30 additional credit hours (54 total)
Applied Music: 8 terms for credit (lesson fees are additional to tuition)
MUSI 161-167 — Applied Music Lessons 8 cr
Ensemble: 8 terms, 4 terms for credit
MUSI 095 — Major Music Ensemble (4 cr)
History and Literature:
MUSI 281 — Music and Worship I (3 cr)
Religion:
RELI 110 — Exploring the Christian Faith (3 cr)
RELI 253 — Theology, Praxis and Ministry (3 cr)
RELI 257 — The Music of Creation (3 cr)
RELI 395 — Internship (3 cr)
Required Elective(s): 3 credit hours (3 cr)
MUSI 301 — Advanced Instrumental Conducting
MUSI 303 — Advanced Choral Conducting
MUSI 311 — Secondary Choral Methods
MUSI 331 — Elem and Middle School Music Methods
MUSI 336 — Vocal Pedagogy

Music Education Major Track:
Vocal: 58 additional hours plus student teaching (82 total plus student teaching)
Instrumental: 59 additional hours plus student teaching (84 total plus student teaching)
Courses required for both tracks: 44 credit hours plus student teaching
Applied Music: 7 terms for credit (lesson fees are additional to tuition)
MUSI 161-167 — Applied Music Lessons (7 cr)
Ensemble: 6 terms for credit
(students are required to be in a major ensemble each semester in residence)
MUSI 095 — Major Music Ensemble (6 cr)
Additionally, 2 semesters of a small ensemble (MUSI 096 or 097) are required. May be taken for no credit.
Electronic Music:
MUSI 191 — Introduction to Notational Software (1 cr)

Required Electives: 3 credit hours (preferably at the 300-level) (3 cr)
Teacher Certification courses:
See Education: All-Grades for details 27 cr plus student teaching
Vocal Emphasis: 14 credit hours Conducting:
MUSI 303 — Advanced Choral Conducting (3 cr)
Music Education:
MUSI 236 — Singer’s Diction (2 cr)
MUSI 311 — Secondary Choral Methods (3 cr)
MUSI 331 — Elementary and Middle School Music Methods (3 cr)
MUSI 336 — Vocal Pedagogy (3 cr)

Instrumental Emphasis: 15 credit hours
Conducting:
MUSI 301 — Advanced Instrumental Conducting (3 cr)
Ensemble:
MUSI 096P — Vocal Lab for Instrumental Education Majors (1 cr)
Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature:
MUSI 250 — Brass Pedagogy and Performance (2 cr)
MUSI 251 — String Pedagogy and Performance (2 cr)
MUSI 252 — Woodwinds Pedagogy and Performance (2 cr)
MUSI 253 — Percussion Pedagogy and Performance (2 cr)
Required Elective: 3 credit hours (preferably at the 300-level) (3 cr)

Music Minor:

24 credit hours
Theory:
MUSI 120 & 120L — Music Theory I and Aural Skills I (2 cr, 1 cr)
MUSI 121 & 121L — Music Theory II and Aural Skills II (2 cr, 1 cr)
History and Literature:
MUSI 210 — Music History and Literature to 1750 (3 cr)
MUSI 212 — Music History and Literature: 1750-Present (3 cr)
Applied Music: (Private lessons) four terms for credit (lesson fees are additional to tuition)
MUSI 161-167 — Applied Music Lessons (4 cr)
Ensemble: Two consecutive terms chosen from MUSI 095 (2 cr)
Six semester hours of upper-division courses chosen preferably from:
MUSI 300 — Fundamentals of Conducting (3 cr)
MUSI 301 — Advanced Instrumental Conducting (3 cr)
MUSI 303 — Advanced Choral Conducting (3 cr)
MUSI 321 — Instrumentation and Arranging (2 cr)

Majors and Minors must normally complete their Applied Music requirement in the same performance area. Music Education - Vocal Emphasis majors whose major applied area is piano or organ must take a minimum of four terms in voice of either 30 or 50 minute lessons. If the major applied area is voice, seven terms of 50 minute lessons are required. Music Education ­Instrumental Emphasis majors must normally take the seven applied terms of 50 minute lessons on one instrument or in one instrumental area (woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion). If the major applied area is piano or organ, four terms of either 30 or 50 minute lessons must be on one other approved instrument. Exceptions are permitted only upon petition to the Department of Music. A recital performance of at least 30 minutes duration is required during the junior or senior year for music majors. No recital is required for Music minors. Music Education majors whose performing medium is piano or organ must receive credit for at least four terms of 30 or 50 minute voice or instrumental lessons corresponding to the emphasis chosen.

Music Courses:

MUSI 095 A-D: Choral Ensembles. By audition only.

MUSI 095A — Augustana Choir (Area 3.5B) (0-1 credit)
Additional Robe fee will apply.

MUSI 095B — Collegiate Chorale (Area 3.5B) (0-1 credit)
Additional Robe fee will apply.

MUSI 095D — Angelus (Area 3.5B) (0-1 credit)
Additional Robe fee will apply.

MUSI 095P — South Dakota Symphony Chorus (Area 3.5B) (0-1 credit)

MUSI 095 E-P: Instrumental Ensembles. By audition only.
MUSI 095E — Augustana Band (Area 3.5B) (0-1 credit)
MUSI 095F — College/Community Band (Area 3.5B) (0-1 credit)
MUSI 095K — Augustana Orchestra (Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion) (Area 3.5B) (0-1 credit)
MUSI 095L — Augustana Orchestra (Strings) (Area 3.5B) (0-1 credit)

MUSI 096 A-L: The literature and performance of chamber music. Ensembles will be formed taking into account the performance ability of the students involved. By audition only.
MUSI 096A — Opera Theatre Workshop (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096B — Brass Quintet (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096C — Saxophone Quartet (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096D — Chamber String Ensemble (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096E — Clarinet Choir (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096F — Flute Choir (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096H — Woodwind Quintet (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096I — Percussion Ensemble (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096K — Trombone Choir (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096L — String Quartet (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096M — Jazz Lab (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096N — Northlanders Jazz Combo (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096O — Accompanying Lab (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096P — Vocal Lab for Instrumental Education Majors (0-1 credit)
MUSI 096Q — Mallet Keyboard Ensemble (0-1 credit)

MUSI 097 A-C: Small group ensembles. By audition only.
MUSI 097A — Augustana Chamber Choir (0-1 credit)
MUSI 097B — Brass Choir (0-1 credit)
MUSI 097C — Northlanders Jazz Band (0-1 credit)

MUSI 110 — The Understanding of Music (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
Recommended for general college students who wish to gain knowledge and the understanding of music as a part of their cultural heritage. Offered Every Semester.

MUSI 111— The History of Jazz (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
A survey course to acquaint the student with the historical background and development of jazz in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the meaning, origins and trends of jazz as a relatively new art form and its place in the social and musical life of America. Areas to be covered are the blues, Ragtime, New Orleans, Dixieland, Chicago Dixieland, Swing, Bop, Cool, Funky, and the new eclectic innovations. Offered Most Semesters.

MUSI 120 — Music Theory I: Basic Concepts and Skills (Area 3.5B) (2 credits)
An intensive review of music fundamentals is followed by basic elements, including introduction to the tonal framework, scales and modes, intervals, basic chords, and chords in tonal context. Functional harmony is introduced at the basic level to include tonic, subdominant, and dominant harmonies. Emphasis is placed on melodic writing and two-voice textures from first through fourth species counterpoint. Concurrent Requirement: MUSI 120L; Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 120L — Aural Skills I (1 credits)
This course develops aural and rhythmic skills toward the goal of comprehensive musicianship training. Aural identification of musical concepts and realization of concepts through sight-singing are stressed through group activities, software programs, dictation exercises, and class lectures. Must be Taken Concurrently with MUSI 120.

MUSI 121 — Music Theory II: Melodic Structures and Diatonic Harmony (2 credits)
Melodic organization, thematic development, and phrase structure are followed by non-chordal decorative pitches. Harmonic structures include the study of all diatonic triads, seventh chords, and their inversions in a functional harmonic context. Emphasis is placed on part writing in four-voice textures and analysis of diatonic harmonies and melody.
Prerequisite: MUSI 120 ; Concurrent Requirement: MUSI 121L; Offered Every Spring Semester.

MUSI 121L — Aural Skills II (1 credits)
This course develops aural and rhythmic skills toward the goal of comprehensive musicianship training. Aural identification of musical concepts and realization of concepts through sight-singing are stressed through group activities, software programs, dictation exercises, and class lectures. Must be Taken Concurrently with MUSI 121

MUSI 152-153: Applied Music (Class Instruction)
MUSI 152 — Begging Class Piano for Music Majors (1 credit)
This course is the first semester of instruction for music majors (non-pianist) preparing for the departmental Piano Proficiency Requirements. Keyboard reading and technique are developed and theoretical principle of harmony and scalar materials are applied to the keyboard. Ensemble and solo literature is presented along with improvisational activities. Additional fees may apply. Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 153 — Intermediate Class Piano for Music Majors (1 credit)
This course provides the second semester of instruction for music majors (non-pianists) preparing for the departmental Piano Proficiency Requirements. Keyboard reading and technique are further developed and harmonization is realized throughout major and minor tonalities. Scalar and arpeggio techniques are covered as well as preparation for further requirements in the vocal/choral or instrumental area. Ensemble and solo literature are further explored. Additional fees may apply. Offered Every Spring Semester.

MUSI 161-MUSI 167: Applied Music (Private Instruction)
Private lessons in music. One credit hour is earned for 30 minutes each week for non-music majors and 50 minutes each week for music majors. See Financial Information for Department of Music private lesson fee. See Manual for Music Students for special regulations governing applied music lessons.

MUSI 161 — Strings (0-1 credit)
MUSI 162 — Woodwinds (0-1 credit)
MUSI 163 — Brass Winds (0-1 credit)
MUSI 164 — Percussion (0-1 credit)
MUSI 165 — Piano (0-1 credit)
MUSI 166 — Organ (0-1 credit)
MUSI 167 — Voice (0-1 credit)

MUSI 191 — Introduction to Notational Software (1 credit)
This course will provide an overview of electronic music as it relates to music education, computers, software, MIDI keyboards and hardware. Music Education majors are required to take this course concurrently with MUSI 120. Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 210 — Music History and Literature to 1750 (Area 3.1A) (3 credits)
A general survey of the great movements in the development of music as an art form from the ancient times through the Baroque period. Emphasis is placed on score reading and analysis. The ability to read music notation is assumed for a student taking this class. Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 212 — Music History and Literature 1750 to Present (Area 3.1B) (3 credits)
A general survey of the development of music during Viennese Classical and nineteenth century Romantic periods to the present. Emphasis is placed on score reading and analysis. The ability to read music notation is assumed for a student taking this class. Offered Every Spring Semester.

MUSI 214 — Music History and Literature of the Non-Western World (3 credits) (W - Area 2.1B, Area 3.6)
Explores the music history and literature of nine major cultural areas: India, the Middle East, China, Japan, Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, ethnic North American, and Native American music. The compositional makeup, theoretical practices, genre specific style characteristics, function and sound quality of musical instruments will be explored. Each musical system will be examined in a selective manner as to how it functions in the lives of the culture, how it is viewed and what the definition of music is for that culture. Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 220 — Music Theory III: Chromaticism and Formal Practices (2 credits)
Chromaticism is approached through the study of secondary function harmonies, including secondary dominants and secondary leading-tone chords and how they function in modulations to closely-related keys. Basic formal practices are covered including binary, ternary, and variation forms. Larger formal units such as sonata and rondo forms are also introduced. Emphasis is placed on writing modulations to closely-related keys through the use of secondary function chords in a formal context. Prerequisite: MUSI 121; Concurrent Requirement: MUSI 220L; Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 220L — Aural Skills III (1 credits)
This course develops aural and rhythmic skills toward the goal of comprehensive musicianship training. Aural identification of musical concepts and realization of concepts through sight-singing are stressed through group activities, software programs, dictation exercises, and class lectures. Must be Taken Concurrently with MUSI 220

MUSI 221 — Music Theory IV: Extended Chromaticsm and Contrapuntal Genres (2 credits)
This course begins with contrapuntal genres including the chorale prelude, the two-voice invention, and fugal processes. Expanded chromatic harmonies such as Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords are followed by modulation to distantly related keys. Increased chromaticism and tonal ambiguity are explored by expanded tertian structures, enharmonic usages of chromatic harmonies, and chromatic third relationships. Prerequisite: MUSI 220; Concurrent Requirement: MUSI 221L; Offered Every Spring Semester.

MUSI 221L — Aural Skills IV (1 credits)
This course develops aural and rhythmic skills toward the goal of comprehensive musicianship training. Aural identification of musical concepts and realization of concepts through sight-singing are stressed through group activities, software programs, dictation exercises, and class lectures. Must be Taken Concurrently with MUSI 221.

MUSI 230 — Music, Theatre, and Dance for the Elementary Classroom Teacher (2 credits)
A study of the historical development methods for integrating music, theatre, and dance into the elementary classroom. Students seeking a major or minor in Music should register for MUSI 331. Open to first year students by petition only. Offered Every Semester.

MUSI 236 — Singer’s Diction (2 credits)
This course is designed to increase the singer’s awareness of the structure and characteristics of diction in English and foreign language song texts. The International Phonetic Alphabet will be used extensively. The student will develop the ability to transliterate Italian, German, French, and English song texts into IPA symbols. He/she will also learn to read IPA transliterations of those languages with stylistic accuracy. The anatomy of consonant and vowel formation in the various languages will be studied. Prerequisites: Two Semesters of College Level Voice; Offered Every Fall Semesters, Even Years.

MUSI 250 — Brass Pedagogy and Performance (2 credits)
General instructional content, performance practices, and discovering problems relating to all brass instruments are explained. History, fingerings, acoustics, mouthpieces, mutes, transpositions, literature, pedagogical resources, listening, and instructional techniques are among the materials covered in this course. Offered Fall Semester, Odd Years.

MUSI 251 — String Pedagogy and Performance (2 credits)
Elementary class instruction in violin, viola, violoncello, and contrabass. This class is designed to introduce undergraduate music education students to the elementary playing techniques of orchestral stringed instruments through demonstration and explanation of such fundamentals as correct position, correct holding, tuning, LH and RH techniques, intonation, tone production, and various bowing articulations. Corequisite: MUSI 253; Offered Spring Semester, Odd Years.

MUSI 252 — Woodwind Pedagogy and Performance (2 credits)
A pedagogical study of clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe and bassoon designed for the student who is preparing to be an instrumental teacher. Students who successfully complete the requirements of this course will be able to provide instruction on woodwind instruments and have basic performing skills necessary for demonstration purposes in teaching. Offered Spring Semester, Even Years.

MUSI 253 — Percussion Pedagogy and Performance (2 credit)
This course prepares future music educators for the task of teaching percussionists. Emphasis is on identifying basic techniques for the development of good percussionists and appropriate literature to achieve this goal. Students will experience percussion instruments first-hand through performance. Corequisite: MUSI 251; Offered Spring Semester, Odd Years.

MUSI 281 — Music and Worship I (Area 3.5B) (3 credits)
An opportunity to focus on the historical and practical aspects of music in congregational worship. The course will examine the origins of chant, hymnody and liturgy and the development of church music from the early Christian Church to the contemporary proclamation of the Gospel. Offered Every Other Spring Semester.

MUSI 282 — Music and Worship II (3 credits)
Practical training in hymns, anthems, liturgy and accompaniments for free and fixed-liturgical services. Discussion and study of the church musician’s work: selection and rehearsal preparations of music for the church service, varied accompaniments, improvisation, and score-reading. Offered Every Other Spring Semester.

MUSI 300 — Fundamentals of Conducting (3 credits)
An introduction to the art of conducting. Includes study of conducting techniques, rehearsal procedures and score reading utilizing representative band, orchestral and choral compositions suitable for various levels of public school music. Prerequisite: MUSI 121; Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 301 — Advanced Instrumental Conducting (3 credits)
Advanced study of band and orchestra scores. Particular emphasis is placed on developing competence in techniques of conducting instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: MUSI 300 Offered Every Spring Semester.

MUSI 303 — Advanced Choral Conducting (3 credits)
A detailed study of choral and orchestral scores, designed to give students a chance to develop greater facility in choral conducting through advanced conducting experience in and out of class. Selection and training of choral voices, techniques for developing vocal ensembles, the choosing of music and further experience in choral conducting are emphasized. Prerequisite: MUSI 300; Offered Every Spring Semester.

MUSI 310 — Secondary Instrumental Methods (3 credits)
Principles of planning, curriculum development, teaching methods, philosophy and media for secondary instrumental music education. Provides an introduction to group instrumental pedagogy and jazz pedagogy. Includes adaptations for exceptional students and those from varying cultural backgrounds. Prerequisites or Corequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and EDUC 275; Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 311 — Secondary Choral Methods (3 credits)
Principles of planning, curriculum development, teaching methods and media for secondary choral music education. Emphasizes working with voices in ensemble formats, auditioning and rehearsing. Literature selection and programming are also components. Includes adaptations for exceptional students and those from varying cultural backgrounds. Prerequisites or Corequiste: Admission to Teacher Education and EDUC 275; Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 321 — Instrumentation and Arranging (2 credits)
A study of orchestral and band instruments, scoring for small instrumental ensembles, full orchestra, band, with special reference to problems in public school ensembles. Prerequisite: MUSI 221; Offered Every Fall Semester.

MUSI 322 — Special Problems in Music Theory (3 credits)
An in-depth study of a special topic in the area of music theory. Prerequisite: MUSI 320; Consent of Department Chair; Offered as Independent Study.

MUSI 331 — Elementary and Middle School Music Methods (3 credits)
This course is designed for music majors and minors and includes study of methods of teaching music to children pre-school through middle school, learning and motivational theories, lesson planning and curriculum design, assessment and evaluation, music technology, integrated and multicultural music, and inclusion of the exceptional child into the music classroom. All students will additionally be assigned and complete a 20 hour practicum in a K-5 or Middle School music classroom. Prerequisite: MUSI 120; Offered Spring Semester, Even Years.

MUSI 334 — Piano Pedagogy (3 credits)
Designed to develop the student’s ability to teach others how to play the piano. A detailed study of literature, methods and teaching techniques is made with special emphasis on the problems of the elementary and intermediate pianist. Prerequisite: Four Terms of College-Level Piano; Offered Infrequently.

MUSI 336 — Vocal Pedagogy (3 credits)
This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to teach others how to sing. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis of vocal problems and proper methods of dealing with these problems. An extensive survey is made of solo vocal literature that is suitable for the junior high and high school student. Prerequisite: Two Terms of College-Level Voice Lessons; Offered Fall Semester, Odd Years.

MUSI 395, 495 — Internship (2-4 credits)

MUSI 197, 297, 397 — Topics in Music (2-4 credits)

MUSI 199, 299, 399 — Independent Study (2-4 credits)