The Catholic University of America

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Officers of Instruction

Administration

Murry Sidlin, M.M. Dean and Professor
Amy Antonelli, Ph.D. Adjunct Associate Professor; Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Joseph Santo, D.M.A. Adjunct Assistant Professor; Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

Faculty

Sharyn Battersby, Ed. D. Assistant Professor
Sharon Christman, M.M. Associate Professor
Nikita Fitenko, D.M.A. Associate Professor
Jody Gatwood, B.S. Associate Professor
Stephen Gorbos, D.M.A. Assistant Professor
Ivo Kaltchev, D.M.A. Associate Professor
Michael Mermagen, M.M. Associate Professor
Leo Nestor, D.M.A. Justine Bayard Ward Professor
Denise Puricelli, M.M. Assistant Professor
David Searle, M.M. Assistant Professor
Andrew Earle Simpson, D.M. Associate Professor
Michael Vernon Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Steven Strunk, D.M.A. Professor
Paul Taylor, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Grayson Wagstaff, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Elaine R.Walter, Ph.D. Professor
Andrew H.Weaver, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Emeritus Faculty

Cyrilla Barr, Ph.D. Professor Emerita
Helmut Braunlich, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus
Robert Garofalo, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus
Barbara English Maris, D.M.A. Professor Emerita
Thomas Mastroianni, Mus.D. Professor Emeritus
Robert Ricks, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus
Ruth Steiner, Ph.D. Professor Emerita

Associates of the Faculty

Emma Garmendia, Ph.D. Director Emerita, Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music
Robert Stevenson, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor, Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music

Faculty Distribution (includes Part-Time Faculty)

Chamber Music Jody Gatwood; Michael Mermagen
Conducting Leo Nestor, choral; David Searle, orchestral/opera
Institute of Sacred Music Robert Grogan, Organ; Edward Alan Moore; Leo Nestor, Director; Joseph Santo, Composition; Andrew Simpson, Composition; Rev. Robert A. Skeris; Steven Strunk, Composition; Grayson Wagstaff, Musicology; Andrew H. Weaver, Musicology
Music Education Sharyn Battersby; Michael V. Smith
Music History Grayson Wagstaff; Elaine R. Walter; Andrew H. Weaver
Theory and Composition Amy Antonelli; Stephen Gorbos; Richard Miller; Joseph Santo; Andrew Simpson; Steven Strunk; Paul Taylor
Bassoon Truman Harris1; Julie Gregorian2; Phillip Kolker21
Cello Michael Mermagen
Clarinet Steven Barta21; Paul Cigan20
Flute Vanita Jones; Thomas Perazzoli20
Guitar Richard Miller
Harp3
Horn3 Robert Craven
Oboe3
Organ Robert Grogan; Edward Alan Moore
Piano Nikita Fitenko; Ivo Kaltchev; James Litzelman; Thomas Mastroianni; José Ramos Santana; Ralitza Patcheva
Percussion3
String Bass
Trombone Matthew Guilford
Trumpet Steven Hendrickson20; Charles Daval
Tuba David Fedderley21
Viola Richard Field21; Tsuna Sakamoto21
Violin Jody Gatwood
Vocal Coaching Katerina Souvórova
Musical Theatre Coaching Gabriel Mangiante
Voice Jean Carter; In Dal Choi; Sharon Christman; Elizabeth Daniels; Gene Galvin; Rosemarie Houghton; Fleta Hylton; Eve Kornhauser; Maryann Sewell; Kevin Strother; Jane Tavernier
Voice/Musical Theatre Ellwood Annaheim; Tracy Olivera; Thomas Pedersen; Jane Pesci-Townsend; Denise Puricelli

Biographies of regular full-time and selected adjunct and part-time faculty may be viewed on the School of Music Web site: http://music.cua.edu.

History

The Catholic University of America has long been committed to educating musicians and scholars. In 1927, the university first began offering music courses. A music department was established in 1950 with John Paul as chair. Under his leadership, the department became the School of Music in 1965. The school was named the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in the spring of 1984, in honor of alumnus, trustee emeritus and longtime friend and benefactor, the late Benjamin T. Rome. Dean Paul and his successors-Thomas Mastroianni, Elaine R. Walter, Marilyn Neeley and Murry Sidlin, the present dean-have shaped a school where performance and scholarship receive equal attention to benefit undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and many foreign countries. The school is fully accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music and is Washington, D.C.'s only university school of music.

Today, with some 30 distinct majors offered, music students are admitted to programs leading to the degrees Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Music, Master of Music in Sacred Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, or Doctor of Philosophy. Students study with an impressive faculty of artists and scholars and participate in master classes offered by some of the world's most respected performers including Renata Scotto, Thomas Stewart, André Watts, Misha Dichter, Lorin Hollander, Horacio Gutierrez, and Mstislav Rostropovich. The school houses the Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music, the international Ward Center, and The Summer Opera Theatre Company, a professional and independent company in residence for more than two decades at the university.

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music schedules numerous concerts, recitals, and special events throughout each academic year. Recent opera and musical theater productions include Verdi's La Traviata, Bellini's I Capuleti ed i Montecchi, Puccini's Il Trittico and Madama Butterfly, Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, Mozart's The Magic Flute, Rodgers' and Hammerstein's Allegro and Carousel, Stein, Bock, and Harnick's Fiddler on the Roof, Bernstein's West Side Story, Herman's Hello, Dolly!, and Sondheim's Into the Woods. The highlight of each year is the annual spring concert benefiting the school's endowed scholarship funds. Past benefit concerts include the 1982 world premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's Muero porque no muero, the 1984 concert conducted by honorary alumnus and friend, Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich, former music director of The National Symphony Orchestra, and the 1991 world premiere of Menotti's Llama de Amore Viva. In 1987, 1993, and 1999, student musicians traveled to Rome for a series of concerts, including performances for Pope John Paul II. Students and alumni have performed for presidents, heads of state, and all the cardinals of the United States Catholic Church. At the 2003 President's Concert, the students of the school performed Leonard Bernstein's Mass, under the direction of Dean Murry Sidlin, and the university awarded the President's Medal to Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center. At the re-opening of the Kennedy Center's Opera House, Maestro Sidlin and the students were invited to perform excerpts from Bernstein's landmark work. Subsequent years have seen performances of Defiant Requiem-Verdi at Terezín, both on campus in 2004 and at the Terezín concentration camp in 2006; Benjamin Britten's War Requiem (2005); Aaron Copland's The Tender Land (2006); Leonard Bernstein's Candide (2007); and Ned Rorem's opera on Thornton Wilder's Our Town (2008). These annual performances, all under the baton of Maestro Sidlin and in connection with the annual President's Festival of the Arts, are the culmination of a week of concerts, lectures, and symposia associated with the theme for that year.

More than 2,000 music alumni have won many awards and maintain high professional visibility on six continents as performers, music educators, composers, liturgical musicians, and scholars. Among those who have received national and international recognition are tenor John Aler, who won Grammy awards for recordings of Handel's Semele (best opera) and Bartok's Cantana Profana (best classical album); and soprano Harolyn Blackwell, who received critical acclaim for her Metropolitan Opera debut performances in Donizetti's opera La Fille du Regiment opposite Luciano Pavarotti. Graduates perform with the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, New York City Opera and major symphony orchestras throughout the United States.

The school remains the preeminent Catholic center for music study in this country and is recognized for perpetuating the Church's historical role in uplifting the human spirit through the study and performance of music. The newly formed Institute of Sacred Music integrates the comprehensive study of music with the worlds of liturgical, theological, classical, and humanistic studies. The school welcomes applications from women and men of character, intelligence, motivation, and talent, regardless of race, creed, nationality, ethnic background, or disability.

Goals

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music serves the cultural needs of the Church, nation, and region through the training of men and women by an outstanding faculty of artists/scholars. Together, faculty and students are creatively engaged in research, performance, composition, and teaching, always striving "to find cultural treasures both old and new ...."

Through its comprehensive graduate and undergraduate programs, the school is committed to excellence. The school provides a liberal education for undergraduates and the finest professional training for all its students. It is committed to graduate education and offers the highest quality instruction to assist in the preparation of creative artists and teachers who upon graduation take their place as leaders in the world community. Of special importance is the Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music, the only such center in the United States that offers a minor in Latin American music within the graduate degree programs. In addition to the training of artists and scholars through the Institute of Sacred Music, the school directly serves the Church by training liturgical musicians to assume leadership within the parishes, seminaries, and dioceses of the world. The school strengthens the Church and the nation by developing leaders in music education capable of awakening cultural appreciation and values in the students of parochial and public school systems.

The school offers the university community opportunities to participate in its performing organizations and concerts. It provides humanities and elective courses in music to all students in the university and seeks to collaborate further in interdisciplinary studies. It also serves the campus community as a resource when needed for official functions. Convinced that the school contributes "to the development of Christian culture and human progress," it consistently provides the campus and this nation with musical activities that reflect the excellence of the school and this university, further demonstrating the commitment to the arts held traditionally by the Church. (Quotations are from Ex corde Ecclesiae, the Apostolic Constitution of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II on Catholic Universities, Aug. 15, 1990.)

Institute of Sacred Music

The Institute of Sacred Music at Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of The Catholic University of America integrates the comprehensive study of music with the worlds of sacred and liturgical, theological, classical, and humanistic studies. Degree programs at the graduate level (M.M. and D.M.A. in sacred music) are offered, as is nondegree study of music at every level of development. The institute prepares its participants for careers in the arena of sacred music and develops those already engaged in the field.

The institute affords coursework during the academic year and in summer-study, year-round, and weekend seminars. The schedule of the institute accommodates the working professional and aspirant in the field of sacred music, offering late afternoon, evening and weekend study. Balance among academic studies, professional skills, creativity and performance characterize the institute at CUA.

The institute draws faculty from the disciplines of the entire university as well as professional practitioners in the metropolitan Washington area, the nation, and Europe.

The Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music

The Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music was founded in 1984. The center promotes the study of, research in, and performance of Ibero-American music. It fosters the exchange of students, scholars, performers, composers, musicologists, and music educators between Ibero-American countries, North America, and the Caribbean region. The center houses a specialized library of scores, books, and recordings of Ibero-American music. Through this center, musicians from the Americas come together with the essence of their own cultures to investigate, exchange, develop, perfect, and promulgate their musical knowledge and gifts toward better understanding through mutual respect of the peoples and arts of our hemisphere.

The Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music has developed a visiting professorship program by accepting scholars and professors from the Americas and Spain to research and offer lectures and performances.

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music offers master's, and doctoral degree programs with concentration in the music of Latin America, with each program requiring courses, performance and research in Latin American music. For each degree program that follows, the difference between the regular curriculum and the curriculum for students concentrating in Latin American music is summarized.

Bachelor of Music Programs

Programs leading to the Bachelor of Music degree are offered in composition, music education, music history, and literature (honors program), musical theatre, or performance (orchestral instruments, organ, piano, voice).

A student who has extensive professional or academic experience in a specific music subject area may request a waiver of coursework or credit by examination. In either case, an examination will be administered by the faculty in specific subject areas and a faculty recommendation will be submitted to the dean. Credit will be awarded only for outstanding performance in a subject area. If a waiver only is granted in a subject area, an appropriate credit substitution will be made. The maximum number of semester hours a student may achieve by examination in the bachelor's program is six.

Full-time undergraduate students are required to enroll each semester in University Chorus MUS 507 (MUS 110 Women's Chorus by advisement) or Univeristy Symphony Orchestra (MUS 508), according to the requirements of their degree program. Performance juries (major, principal, and secondary) are required each semester. All undergraduate students are required to register for MUS 100 Studio X each semester they are in residence.

Harmony I-IV is an eight-credit sequence. Students permitted to take Accelerated Harmony I (3 cr) and Accelerated Harmony II (3 cr) have fulfilled the Harmony sequence without further need to make up two credits.

The music history courses must be taken in sequence: MUS 325 History of Music I, MUS 326 History of Music II , MUS 327 History of Musc III.

All students enrolled in applied composition are required to submit samples of their work to a jury of the composition faculty for evaluation at the end of each semester.

Except in cases approved by the dean, no more than four Independent Studies may be included in a Bachelor of Music degree program, and the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Part-time faculty members teaching private instruction are appointed at an hourly rate by the university. Study with part-time applied faculty is subject to their availability; some part-time applied faculty members teach off campus. Students studying with part-time faculty may be required to pay an additional studio rate.

Students are required to enroll for at least one semester hour of private instruction in their major field during the semester in which they present a degree recital.

Undergraduate students may, with approval of the dean, elect a subconcentration in a nonmusic area. This may result in additional length of time required to complete the degree.

Undergraduate majors in the music school are required to take a writing course and a literature course. They are placed into the appropriate writing course (ENG 101A, or 101, or 103, or 105) by the Director of Writing for the university. Students may not place out of this course. Students who place into ENG 101A or 101 take ENG 102 to fulfill their literature requirement. Students who place into ENG 105 should take one of the following to fulfill their literature requirement: ENG 231, 232, 235, or 236, or another approved literature course. A student who earns a score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Literature and Composition exam will receive automatic credit for ENG 102. If a student places into ENG 105 and receives this AP credit, he/she will not need to take a second literature course. Note: The university does not accept the AP exam for English Language/Composition.

Entering undergraduate students are given an evaluation test to determine their placement in music theory. Based on the results of the test, students may be required to complete successfully two semesters of Fundamentals of Music Theory (MUS 023, 024) before enrolling in MUS 121 and 123.

The music school follows guidelines established by the School of Arts and Sciences in the awarding of credits to students who submit Advanced Placement Test results and who have earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

When transferring credits, if a student's prior institution awarded more credits for a course than CUA awards for an equivalent course, only the number of credits awarded by CUA will be granted for the course; surplus credits for the course may be used as free music elective credits, if necessary. If a student's prior institution awarded fewer credits for a course than CUA awards for an equivalent course, the missing credits must be made up in music electives. An exception to this latter policy will be applied lessons for which the student's prior institution awarded two semester hours of credit for 14 hour-long lessons during a semester; in such cases, CUA will award three semester hours of credit.

Music students derive benefit from participation in many aspects of the management and production of performances. Students may, as part of their educational experience, be assigned various duties in the production of operas, musical theater productions, and orchestral, choral, and chamber music concerts.

The school of music follows university policy on good standing, probation, and dismissal, outlined in the general section of these Announcements.

Composition

A student who wishes to major in composition must submit original works for evaluation, which must be approved by the composition committee. In addition, the student must pass an audition in his or her principal performance area (instrument or voice) and must complete a specified number of credits in that performance area, normally during the freshman year.

Incoming freshmen are admitted initially to the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, but not to the composition degree program itself. Upon completion of sophomore-level composition, the composition faculty reviews the student's progress and determines whether or not the student is to be admitted formally to the degree program. At this time the student's compositions should show evidence of original creative ability as determined by the composition committee. Also, grades of B- or above are required in any of the following courses already taken: MUS 121, 122, 221, 222, 125, 126, 321, 322, 323, 324, 539, 540, 629. (Students are required to earn a B- or better in any of the aforementioned courses to be taken following their admission to the composition degree program.) If a B- or above is not achieved, the student will be required to repeat the course until the requisite grade is attained. Any student not admitted may seek admission to another degree program within the school of music.

While enrolled for applied instruction in composition, composition majors are required to submit samples of their work to a jury of the composition faculty for evaluation at the end of each semester. MUS 322, 323, 324, 337, 342, 539, and 540 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed.

To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VI. Requirements for all levels appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section. In satisfying the music elective requirements listed below for the sophomore and junior years, piano principals may, with the adviser's approval, elect additional private instruction in piano.

Within this program, a minor in piano is offered as an option. Students interested in seeking permission to pursue this option should contact the music school for requirements.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 125, 126 Accelerated Harmony I, II 3 3
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument or Voice 3 3
MUPI 121, 121 Composition (Freshmen) 1 1
MUPI 181, 181 Secondary Piano (non-piano principals) 1( - ) 1( - )
MUS 404, 404 Composition Seminar 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
PHIL 201 The Classical Mind 3 -
Academic Elective - 3
Total 18(17) 18(17)

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 181, 181 Secondary Piano (non-piano principals) 1( - ) 1( - )
MUPI 191, 191 Composition 3 3
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 435, 436 18th-c Counterpoint, 16th-c Counterpoint 3 3
MUS 404, 404 Composition Seminar 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Elective (piano principals) - - (3)
TRS 200-2614 Introductory Level Religion Course (Christian Tradition) 3 -
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
Total 17(16) 17(19)

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 181, 181 Secondary Piano (non-piano principals) 1( - ) 1( - )
MUPI 191, 191 Composition 3 3
MUS 322 Form and Analysis II 3 -
MUS 323, 324 Orchestration I, II 3 3
MUS 404, 404 Composition Seminar 1 1
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Elective (piano principals) - (3) -
PHIL 202 The Modern Mind - 3
Academic Elective - 3
Total 15(17) 18(17)

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Composition 3 3
MUS 337, 342 Basic Conducting, Instrumental Conducting 2 2
MUS 404, 404 Composition Seminar 1 1
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 -
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Electives (by advisement) 3 3
TRS 300 level Upper Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
Total 16 13

Piano Principals Level VI. Senior Recital (MUS 499) of original compositions (30 to 45 minutes); the candidate must participate in the recital as either performer or conductor. Completed scores for the graduation recital must be submitted no later than 30 days in advance of the recital date.

General-Choral Music Education

Academic electives will include courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities. To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for all levels appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section. MUS 139, 140, 185, 186, 239, 240, 323, 337, 338, and 353 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed.

Music education majors are required to take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (Praxis I) during their freshman year. They must pass the test before being permitted to enroll in MUS 453 or 454.

Students must register each semester for MUS 150 (Field Experiences in Music Education) until they acquire 100 hours of field experience.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS 138 Introduction to Music Education - 1
MUPI 171, 171 Voice Principal or Piano Principal 3 3
MUS 183, 184 Class Piano (voice principals) 1( - ) 1( - )
MUS 185, 186 Class Voice (piano principals) - (2) - (2)
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus (or MUS 110, by advisement) 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
MUS 147 Folk Instruments of the World for Music Educators 2 -
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind, Modern Mind 3 3
Total 17(18) 16(17)

Praxis I. Pre-Professional Skills Test

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Voice Principal or Piano Principal 3 3
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS 283, 284 Class Piano (voice principals) 1( - ) 1( - )
MUS 353 Piano Sight Reading / Improvisation (piano principals) - - (2)
MUS 500 Piano Pedagogy I (piano principals) - (2) -
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus 1 1
MUS History of Music I, II or III - 3
EDUC 251 Foundations of Education 3 -
EDUC 361 Psychology of Education - 3
ENG English Elective 3 -
TRS 200-2615 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Total 18(19) 18(19)

Piano proficiency examination

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Voice Principal or Piano Principal 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS 337, 338 Basic Conducting, Choral Conducting 2 2
MUS 148 World Percussion Techniques - 1
MUS 453 Elementary General-Choral Music Methods 3 -
MUS 454 Secondary General-Choral Music Methods - 3
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus 1 1
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
EDUC 586 Curriculum and Methods in Secondary Education - 3
MUS 179 Instrumental Techniques for the Choral Music Educator 3 -
TRS 300-399 Upper Level Religion Course 3 -
Total 21 19

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Voice Principal or Piano Principal 3 3
MUS 415 Supervised Internship: Elementary and Secondary General-Choral Music 9 -
MUS 507 CUA Chorus* - 1
Academic Electives (by advisement) - 12
Total 12 16

* No performing organization is required during the semester of Supervised Internship.

Piano Principals Level VIII. Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (45 minutes)

Instrumental Music Education

Instrumental music education majors are required to complete class instrument courses as listed below. Academic electives will include courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

Piano principals may be accepted into this degree program provided they possess sufficient experience and/or aptitude for learning band and orchestral instruments. To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section.

MUS 143, 144, 160, 189, 243, 244, 323, 337, 342, 343, 344, 455, and 456 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed. Music education majors are required to take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (Praxis I) during their freshman year. They must pass the test before being permitted to enroll in MUS 455 or 456.

Students must register each semester for MUS 150 (Field Experiences in Music Education) until they acquire 100 hours of field experience.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument 3 3
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS 138 Introduction to Music Education - 1
MUS 172 Woodwind Techniques for Music Educators 3 -
MUS 183, 184 Class Piano 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind; Modern Mind 3 3
Total 18 16

Praxis I. Pre-Professional Skills Test

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument 3 3
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS 173 Brass Techniques for Music Educators 3 -
MUS 283, 284 Class Piano 1 1
MUS History of Music I, II or III - 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
EDUC 251 Foundations of Education 3 -
EDUC 361 Psychology of Education - 3
ENG English Elective 3 -
TRS 200-2616 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Total 21 18

Piano proficiency examination

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS 337, 342 Basic Conducting, Instrumental Conducting 2 2
MUS 174 String Techniques for Music Educators 3 -
MUS 455 Elementary and Middle School Instrumental Music Methods 3 -
MUS 456 Secondary Instrumental Music Methods - 3
MUS 185 Class Voice I - 2
MUS 147 Folk Instruments of the World for Music Educators 2 -
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
Total 20 17

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument 3 3
MUS 175 Percussion Techniques for Music Educators 1 -
MUS 148 World Percussion Techniques - 1
MUS 417 Supervised Internship: Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music 9 -
MUS Performing Organization* - 1
TRS 300 level Upper Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Electives (by advisement) - 9
Total 13 17

* No performing organization is required during the semester of Supervised Internship.

Piano principals Level VIII. Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (45 minutes)

Combined General-Choral and Instrumental Education

This is a nine-semester program. Acceptance into this selective program is determined after a student has been admitted into the undergraduate school of music and has approval of the advisers.

Majors in this degree program are required to complete class instrument courses as listed below. Academic electives will include courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the "Undergraduate Programs" section.

MUS 143, 144, 160, 185, 186, 243, 244, 323, 337, 342, 343, 344, 353, 455, and 456 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed.

Music Education majors are required to take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (Praxis I) during their freshman year. They must pass the test before being permitted to enroll in MUS 453, 454, 455, or 456.

Students must register each semester for MUS 150 (Field Experiences in Music Education) until they acquire 100 hours of field experience.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument or Voice 3 3
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS 138 Introduction to Music Education - 1
MUS 172 Woodwind Techniques for Music Educators 3 -
MUS 183, 184 Class Piano (non-piano principals) 1( - ) 1( - )
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
PHIL 201 The Classical Mind 3 -
Academic Elective - 3
Total 18(17) 16(15)

Praxis I. Pre-Professional Skills Test

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument or Voice 3 3
MUS 185, 186 Class Voice I, II (non-voice principals) 2( - ) 2( - )
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS 173 Brass Techniques for Music Educators 3 -
MUS 283, 284 Class Piano (non-piano principals) 1( - ) 1( - )
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
EDUC 251 Foundations of Education 3 -
EDUC 361 Psychology of Education - 3
ENG English Elective 3 -
TRS 200-2617 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Total 20(17) 17(14)

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument or Voice 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS 337, 338 or 342 (by advisement) Basic Conducting, Choral Conducting or Instrumental Conducting (by advisement) 2 2
MUS 174 String Techniques for Music Educators 3 -
MUS 353 Piano Sight Reading and Improvisation (principals only) - - (2)
MUS 455 Elementary and Middle School Instrumental Music Methods 3 -
MUS 456 Secondary Instrumental Music Methods - - 3
MUS 500 Piano Pedagogy I (piano principals) - (2) -
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
Total 18(20) 15(17)

Piano proficiency examination

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument or Voice 3 3
MUS 175 Percussion Techniques for Music Educators 1 -
MUS 148 World Percussion Techniques - 1
MUS 453 Elementary General-Choral Music Methods 3 -
MUS 454 Secondary General-Choral Music Methods - 3
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 -
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
EDUC 581 Education of the Exceptional - 3
PHIL 202 The Modern Mind - 3
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 300-399 Upper Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Elective (by advisement) 3 -
Total 17 17

Piano principals Level VIII.Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (45 minutes)

Ninth Semester

Course # Course Title 9th Sem
MUS 100 Studio X 0
MUPI 171 Principal Instrument or Voice 3
MUS 419 Supervised Internship: Elementary and Secondary Levels (by advisement) 9
Total 12

No performing organization is required during the semester of Supervised Internship.

Music History and Literature

This degree program is an honors program open to qualified undergraduate students with SAT scores of 1200 (Reading and Math) or above and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.4. An audition for this program is required only if the student desires advanced standing in piano study.

Majors in this program are required to pass a piano proficiency examination. Beginners will normally take Class Piano I, II initially (private instruction by audition).

As graduation requirements, majors must (1) complete a senior thesis or project and (2) either give a public oral presentation of the senior thesis or project, including musical examples, or successfully complete a comprehensive examination.

Students desiring to transfer to another Bachelor of Music program must apply no later than the end of their sophomore year and pass an audition in the principal performance area.

The writing of term papers, reports, and assignments is an important component of this program. Foreign language is strongly recommended.

Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit in a performance area, either in piano or in a combination of piano and another instrument or voice. Beginning pianists will normally take Class Piano I, II (private instruction by audition). Piano instruction must be continued until the piano proficiency examination is passed.

MUS 322, 323, and 539 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed.

Music Literature/History Electives (by advisement) are offered at two or three semester hours of credit. They are to be chosen from the following courses: History of the American Musical Theatre I-IV (MUS 347, 348, 447, 448); Survey in Solo Vocal Literature I-II (MUS 511, 512); Survey of Organ Literature I-II (MUS 516, 517); Piano Literature I-V (MUS 522, 523, 527, 528, 530); Gregorian Chant Practicum I-II (MUS 547, 552); History and Literature of the Wind Band/Ensemble (MUS 561); Liturgical Music (MUS 583, 587); The History of Jazz through Analysis (MUS 665); Latin American Music electives (by advisement); or a graduate music history course (by advisement, during the senior year).

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS Accelerated Harmony8 3 3
MUS 133 Honors Music Literature 3 0
MUS History of Music I, II or III - 3
MUS Applied Instruction or Class Piano (by advisement) 0-4 0-4
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG English Courses (by advisement) 3 3
HIST 101, 102 The History of World Civilizations (or other history courses by advisement) 3 3
Total 15-19 15-19

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI Applied Instruction (by advisement) 0-4 0-4
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind; Modern Mind 3 3
HIST History Elective (by advisement) 3 -
Academic Elective - 3
Total 15-19 15-19

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 322 Form and Analysis II (or Introduction to the Analysis of 20th -Century Music, by advisement) 3 -
MUS 435 18th-c Counterpoint 3 -
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Literature/History Electives (by advisement) 2-3 2-3
MUS Music Literature/History Electives (by advisement) - 2-3
TRS 200-2619 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 240 Christian Liturgy, Prayer, and Sacrament - 3
Academic Electives - 6
Total 12-17 14-20

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI Applied Instruction (by advisement) 0-4 0-4
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Advanced Music History Elective (by advisement) 3 -
MUS Music Literature/History Electives (by advisement) 2-3 2-3
MUS Music Literature/History Elective (by advisement) - 2-3
MUS Senior Seminar 3 -
TRS 300-399 Upper Level Religion Course 3 -
Music Elective (by advisement)10 - 3
Academic Electives - 6
Total 12-17 14-20

Piano proficiency examination Senior Project/Thesis (MUS 494 w/ classes; MUS 494A w/o classes) Oral presentation of senior project (or thesis), including musical examples, or comprehensive examination

Musical Theatre

Applicants for this degree program must successfully complete proficiency auditions in voice, acting, and dance. Contact the school for details.

Once accepted into the degree program, musical theatre majors must audition for all university musical productions, including CUA Singers and revue shows. All shows will be cast (principals and chorus) from these auditions.

Participation on one crew (set, costume, props, make-up, lighting, sound, house management and publicity, stage management) is required each academic year. A minimum of 50 hours per crew is required for completion.

All students, at the end of the sophomore year jury, will receive a comprehensive review of their progress to determine their acceptability for admission to junior-level musical theatre courses and voice lessons. At semester juries, students may be given written warnings if they are not developing as expected. Those not admitted to junior-level musical theatre courses, including voice lessons, may seek admission to another degree program in the music school or will be allowed to re-audition for the Musical Theater Program after completing additional study in deficient areas that would be specified in writing. Juniors and seniors may be required to repeat skill studies as warranted before graduation.

If it becomes necessary for a musical theatre major to take more than one set of voice lessons in a given semester, all lessons must be taken with the same instructor. Students are not permitted to study for credit with two different voice instructors in any given semester.

The student is normally required to complete eight semester hours of credit in dance, as listed below; however, final determination of dance requirements will depend on the student's background, and substitutions may be recommended by the adviser.

Students with extensive dance training may elect to fulfill their dance requirements at one of the consortium universities or an area professional dance school. Each course taken elsewhere (at least two times per week, minimum 40 hours per semester) will equal one of CUA's dance courses per semester. Only students with advanced level training may request to take dance elsewhere. This will be determined during the first week of the semester. The student must first go to the CUA dance class of choice (i.e., intermediate ballet, intermediate jazz or intermediate tap) with an Off Campus Dance Form (available in the music school Academic Records Office). The Off Campus Dance Form must be signed by the CUA dance instructor and the musical theatre adviser. The student will notify the instructor at the consortium institution or professional dance studio that he or she is taking the class in substitution for a one-credit class at CUA by presentation of the Off-Campus Dance Form. At the completion of the course, the dance instructor must sign the form certifying that the student has taken a minimum of 40 hours of dance instruction and has satisfactorily completed the class. The student must complete a curriculum exception sheet, signed by his or her musical theatre adviser and the dean, indicating a waiver of one dance credit. The student is required to file the Off-Campus Dance Form, with all appropriate signatures, in his or her academic file.

If the student wishes to take advanced level dance courses during the summer, he or she must get pre-approval of the chosen university or professional dance studio and the course from the musical theatre adviser and the dance teacher. The Off-Campus Dance Form must then be signed by the CUA dance teacher, the musical theatre adviser and, at the conclusion of the course, the dance instructor certifying that all the requirements were met.

In addition to tuition, students are required to pay a fee for each dance class taken at The Catholic University of America. This fee is paid at the Raymond A. DuFour Center; it is not billed by the Office of the Registrar when students enroll. Contact the music school for applicable fees.

Musical theatre majors are required to complete a minimum of two credits of class piano or secondary piano, as assigned. The adviser may approve secondary piano based upon the student's prior piano study. Students study at their own pace until target proficiencies are acquired and must pass a 10-minute proficiency examination, which must be taken at the end of the second semester of piano study. Should the student not pass the proficiency examination following the second semester of piano, he or she may take up to two more semesters of secondary piano in order to pass the proficiency examination, and will not be charged the elective (higher) lesson fee. After that, the student will have to pay the elective fee to continue with piano lessons. Students who enter with no piano background may require more than two semesters to attain the target proficiencies. After the proficiency examination is passed, students may elect further study in piano by advisement, paying the elective study private instruction fee.

Coaching is available for undergraduate musical theatre majors by request, for one semester hour of credit only and only in the semester in which the junior and senior recitals are scheduled. For this coaching, students pay the elective study private instruction fee. Coaching must be done with Ellwood Annaheim or Jane Pesci-Townsend.

The musical theatre student who, before the beginning of his/her Junior year, has (1) maintained at least a 3.000 cumulative GPA, (2) completed Harmony I-IV and ET/SS I-IV, and (3) registered for and completed one of the two required internships may elect to spend a spring semester abroad in the junior year to study theater in London. No music courses are offered in this study abroad program.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Voice 3 3
MUS 103, 104 Body Movement; Stage Deportment 1 1
MUS 105, 105 Ballet 1 1
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS (MUPI) Class or Secondary Piano (as assigned) 1 1
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus (or MUS 110, by advisement) 1 1
DR 110 Theatre World 3 -
DR 102 Alexander Technique (or DR 206, Acting I) - 3
DR Acting Class (by advisement) - 3
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
Total 17 20

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191 Voice 3 3
MUS 131 Music Literature - 3
MUS 205, 205 Beginning Tap Dance 1 1
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS 439, 439 Musical Theatre Workshop 1 1
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus 1 1
DR 201, 202 Theatre Topics I, II 3 3
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind; Modern Mind 3 3
Total 16 19

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Voice 3 3
MUS 305, 305 Intermediate Tap Dance 1 1
MUS 337 Basic Conducting 2 -
MUS 440, 440 Musical Theatre Workshop 1 1
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus 1 1
DR Acting class (by advisement) 3 -
DR 104 Theatre II - 3
DR 307 Speech for the Actor - 3
TRS 200-26111 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
Academic Elective - 3
Total 14 15

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Voice 3 3
MUS 405, 406 Modern, Jazz Dance 1 1
MUS 385 History of Musical Theatre, 1727-1935 3 -
MUS 386 History of Musical Theatre, 1935-present - 3
MUS 445, 445 Musical Theatre Internship 0 0
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus 1 1
TRS 200-290 Introductory Religion Course 3 -
TRS 300-399 Upper Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Elective 3 3
Total 14 14

Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (60 minutes)

Orchestral Instruments

Violin, Viola, Cello

In this degree program, music electives may include chamber music, with instructor's approval, or other music courses. MUS 323, 337, 342, 435, 568, and 569 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed.

Undergraduate applied string majors will be evaluated by members of the string committee during their fourth-semester jury to determine acceptability for admission to junior-level applied study. Any student not admitted to the junior level will be permitted to continue studies in applied music at the sophomore level in order to correct deficiencies or may seek admission to another degree program within the music school.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS 183, 184 Class Piano 1 1
MUS 402, 403 Chamber Music or Accompanying 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
Academic Elective - 3
Total 13 16

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS 283, 284 Class Piano 1 1
MUS 402, 403 Chamber Music or Accompanying 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind; Modern Mind 3 3
TRS 200-26112 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
Total 16 16

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS 337, 342 Basic Conducting, Instrumental Conducting 2 2
MUS 402, 403 Chamber Music or Accompanying 1 1
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Elective - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
Total 16 16

Junior Solo Recital (MUS 399) (30 minutes).
Chamber Music Performance (MUS 495 w/ classes; MUS 495A w/o classes)

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 435 18th-c Counterpoint 3 -
MUS 402, 403 Chamber Music or Accompanying 1 1
MUS 568 Orchestral Lit for String Players 3 -
MUS 569 String Pedagogy - 3
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 -
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Elective - 3
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 300-399 Upper Level Religion Course - 3
Total 17 14

Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (60 minutes)
Chamber Music Performance (MUS 495 w/ classes; MUS 495A w/o classes)

String Bass, Harp, Guitar

In this degree program, music electives may include chamber music, with instructor's approval, or other music courses. MUS 323, 337, 342, 435, 568, and 569 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed.

Undergraduate string bass, harp, and guitar majors will be evaluated by members of the string committee during their fourth-semester jury to determine acceptability for admission to junior-level applied study. Any student not admitted to the junior level will be permitted to continue studies in applied music at the sophomore level in order to correct deficiencies or may seek admission to another degree program within the music school.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS 183, 184 Class Piano 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
Academic Elective - 3
Total 12 15

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS 283, 284 Class Piano 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind; Modern Mind 3 3
TRS 200-26113 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
Total 15 15

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS 337, 342 Basic Conducting, Instrumental Conducting 2 2
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Elective - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
Electives1 2 2
Total 17 17

Junior Solo Recital (MUS 399) (30 minutes).
Chamber Music Performance (MUS 495 w/ classes; MUS 495A w/o classes)

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 435 18th-c Counterpoint 3 -
MUS 56814 Orchestral Literature for String Players 3( - ) -
MUS 569 String Pedagogy - 3( - )
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 -
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Elective - 3
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 300-399 Upper Level Religion Course - 3
Electives15 2 2
Academic Electives16 - (3) - (3)
Total 18(18) 15(15)

Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (60 minutes)

Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion

In this degree program, music electives may include chamber music, with instructor's approval, or other music courses. MUS 323, 337, 342, and 435 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS 183, 184 Class Piano 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
Academic Elective - 3
Total 12 15

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS 283, 284 Class Piano 1 1
MUS 350 Wind and/or Percussion Orchestral Rep. I 2 -
MUS 351 Wind and/or Percussion Orchestral Rep. II - 2
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind; Modern Mind 3 3
TRS 200-26117 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
Total 17 17

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS 337, 342 Basic Conducting, Instrumental Conducting 2 2
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Elective - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
Total 15 15

Junior Solo Recital (MUS 399) (30 minutes).
Chamber Music Performance (MUS 495 w/ classes; MUS 495A w/o classes)

Senior Year


Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Major Instrument 3 3
MUS 435 18th-c Counterpoint 3 -
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 -
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Elective - 3
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 300-399 Upper Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Electives 3 3
Total 16 13

Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (60 minutes). (Students may elect to take a special examination in orchestral literature in lieu of the Senior Solo Recital.)

Orchestral Instruments and Instrumental Music Education (Double Major)

This is a nine-semester program. Majors in this program are required to complete class instrument courses as listed below. Piano principals may be accepted into this degree program provided they possess sufficient experience and/or aptitude for learning band and orchestral instruments. To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section.

MUS 143, 144, 160, 189, 243, 244, 323, 337, 342, 343, 344, 455, and 456 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed. Undergraduate string principals will be evaluated by members of the string committee during their fourth-semester jury to determine acceptability for admission to junior-level applied study. Any student not admitted to the junior level will be permitted to continue studies in applied music at the sophomore level in order to correct deficiencies or may seek admission to another degree program within the music school.

Majors in this program are required to take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (Praxis I) during their freshman year. They must pass the test before being permitted to enroll in MUS 455 or 456.

Students must register each semester for MUS 150 (Field Experiences in Music Education) until they acquire 100 hours of field experience.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument 3 3
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS 172 Woodwind Techniques for Music Educators - 3
MUS 183, 184 Class Piano (non-piano principals) 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature; 3 3
PHIL 201 The Classical Mind 3 -
Academic Elective - 3
Total 15 18

Praxis I. Pre-Professional Skills Test

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument 3 3
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS 173 Brass Techniques for Music Educators - 3
MUS 283, 284 Class Piano (non0piano principals) 1 1
MUS 402 403 Chamber Music or Accompanying (violin, viola, cello principals) or Music Elective (all other principals) 1 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG English Elective 3 -
PHIL 202 The Modern Mind - 3
TRS 200-26118 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Total 16 19

Piano proficiency examination

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS 337, 342 Basic Conducting, Instrumental Conducting 2 2
MUS 174 String Techniques for Music Educators 3 -
MUS 147 Folk Instruments of the World for Music Educators - 2
MUS 402, 403 Chamber Music or Accompanying (violin, viola, cello principals) or Music Elective (all other principals) 1 1
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
EDUC 251 Foundations of Education 3 -
EDUC 361 Psychology of Education - 3
Total 19 18

Junior Solo Recital (MUS 399) (30 minutes)
Chamber Music Performance (MUS 495 w/ classes; MUS 495A w/o classes) (all principals)

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUS 150 Field Experiences in Music Education 0 0
MUPI 171, 171 Principal Instrument 3 3
MUS 175 Percussion Techniques for Music Educators 1 -
MUS 148 World Percussion Techniques - 1
MUS 455 Elementary and Middle School Instrumental Music Methods - 3 -
MUS 456 Secondary Instrumental Music Methods - 3
MUS 185 Class Voice I - 2
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 -
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Orchestral Lit for String Players (MUS 568) or String Pedagogy (MUS 569) (string principals only) - (3) - (3)
MUS Music Elective (except strings) - 3 -
TRS 300 level Upper Level Religion Course 3 -
Academic Electives (by advisement) 3 3
Total 17(20) 16

Piano principals Level VIII. Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (60 minutes)
Chamber Music Performance (MUS 495 w/ classes; MUS 495A w/o classes) (violin, viola, and cello principals only)

Ninth Semester


Course # Course Title 9th Sem
MUS 100 Studio X 0
MUPI 171 Principal Instrument 3
MUS Supervised Internship: Elementary and Secondary Levels (by advisement) 9
Total 12

No performing organization is required during the semester of Supervised Internship.

Organ

MUS 185, 186, 322, 323, 337, 338, 435, 436, 579, and 580 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Organ 3 3
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind; The Modern Mind 3 3
Total 14 14

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Organ 3 3
MUS 185, 186 Class Voice I, II 2 2
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
TRS 200-26119 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Electives 3 3
Total 16 16

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Organ 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS 337, 338 Basic Conducting, Choral Conducting 2 2
MUS 435, 436 18th-c Counterpoint, 16th-c Counterpoint 3 3
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Elective - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
Total 18 18

Junior Solo Recital (MUS 399) (30 minutes)

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Organ 3 3
MUS 322 Form and Analysis II 3 -
MUS 579 The Organ as a Church Instrument 3 -
MUS 580 The Organist as a Church Musician - 3
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 -
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Music Electives (by advisement) 3 3
TRS 300-399 Upper Level Religion Course - 3
Liturgical Electives 3 3
Total 19 16

Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (60 minutes)

Piano

To graduate, piano performance majors must complete Piano Level X. They are expected to complete Level IX by the end of their junior year. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section.

MUS 153, 154, 155, 156, 322, 323, 337, 338, 514, and 435 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed. The required concerto normally will be accompanied by piano. The securing of the accompanist is the responsibility of the soloist.

A partnership has been established between the Levine School of Music and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. This partnership consists of the following:

Internships and Observations. Selected undergraduate and/or graduate students who are registered for 529, Internship in Teaching Piano, and who are recommended by both CUA and Levine School of Music faculty may be able to carry out their practice teaching at LSM. Full semester/academic year practice teaching assignments may include music sampler classes or individual lessons for scholarship students. Internship students will be required to do a final project related to the internship course, to be evaluated by a CUA faculty member. Opportunities for CUA students to observe teachers at LSM are possible.

Independent Study. Independent study projects in piano pedagogy for CUA registered students may be designed in collaboration with LSM. Reciprocal projects may be created for registered LSM students.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Piano 3 3
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS 155 Piano Sight Reading I 1 -
MUS 156 Piano Sight Reading II (or 514: Intro to Vocal Accompaniment by advisement) - 1
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind; The Modern Mind 3 3
Total 15 15

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd

MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Piano 3 3
MUS 153, 154 Piano Ensemble 1 1
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
TRS 200-26120 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course - 3
Academic Electives 3 3
Total 15 15

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Piano 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 337, 338 Basic Conducting, Choral Conducting 2 2
MUS Piano Pedagogy Elective 2 -
MUS 435 18th-c Counterpoint 3 -
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
Elective (music or non-music)
-
3
Academic Elective 3 -
Total 17 15

Junior Solo Recital (MUS 399) (30 minutes); Piano Level IX
Concerto Performance (MUS 496 w/ classes; MUS 496A w/o classes)

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Piano 3 3
MUS 322 Form and Analysis II 3 -
MUS 323 Orchestration I 3 -
MUS 529, 529 Internship in Teaching Piano 1 1
MUS 402, 403 Chamber Music or Accompanying 1 1
MUS History of Music I, II, or III 3 -
MUS Piano Literature Electives 3 3
MUS Performing Organization 1 1
MUS Piano Pedagogy Electives 2 2
TRS 300-399 Upper Level Religion Course - 3
Total 20 14

Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (60 minutes); Piano Level X
Chamber Music Performance (MUS 495 w/ classes; MUS 495A w/o classes

Voice

Voice majors are required to complete a minimum of two credits of Class Piano or Secondary Piano, as assigned. The adviser may approve Secondary Piano based upon the student's prior piano study. Students study at their own pace until target proficiencies are acquired and must pass a 10-minute proficiency examination, which is scheduled at the end of the semester in which the student and his or her instructor feel that the student is prepared. Students who enter with no piano background may require more than two semesters to attain the target proficiencies. After the proficiency examination is passed, students may elect further study in piano by advisement, paying the elective study private instruction fee.

In the satisfaction of foreign language requirements, voice majors will normally take Italian 101-104 and either German 101-104 or French 101-104, depending on their prior high school foreign language study. If the student has had no Italian, French, or German language study in high school, the student may take Italian 101-104, German 101-102, and French 101-102.

Participation on one crew (set, costumes, props, makeup, lighting, sound) each academic year is required. No crew may be repeated.

In addition to tuition, students are required to pay a fee for each dance class taken at The Catholic University of America. This fee is paid at the DuFour Center; it is not billed by the Office of the Registrar when students enroll. Contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music for applicable fees.

Coaching is available for undergraduate voice majors by request, for one semester hour of credit only and only in the semesters in which the junior and senior recitals are scheduled. For this coaching, students pay the elective study (higher) private instruction fee.

If it becomes necessary for a voice major to take more than one set of voice lessons in a given semester, all lessons must be taken with the same instructor. Students are not permitted to study for credit with two different voice instructors in any given semester.

MUS 337, 509, 510, 574, and 588 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. Students are required to take History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) in the sequence listed.

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Voice 3 3
MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II 2 2
MUS 123, 124 Harmony I, II 2 2
MUS 572 Italian Lyric Diction and Repertoire - 3
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus 1 1
MUS 536, 536A Stage Movement for Singers I, II 1 1
MUS (MUPI) Class or Secondary Piano (as assigned) 1 1
ENG 101, 102 Rhetoric and Composition; Composition and Literature 3 3
ITAL 101, 102 Elementary Italian 3 3
Total 16 19

Sophomore Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Voice 3 3
MUS 221, 222 Ear Training and Sight Singing III, IV 2 2
MUS 223, 224 Harmony III, IV 2 2
MUS 574 French Lyric Diction and Repertoire 3 -
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus 1 1
ENG 201 Form and Value in Poetry - 3
ITAL 103, 104 Intermediate Italian 3 3
TRS 200-26121 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
Total 17 14

Junior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Voice 3 3
MUS 509, 510 Opera Workshop 2 2
MUS 588 German Lyric Diction and Repertoire - 3
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus 1 1
MUS History of Music I, II or III - 3
DR 206 Acting I 3 -
German or French (by advisement) 3 3
PHIL 201, 202 The Classical Mind; The Modern Mind 3 3
TRS 200-290 Introductory Level Religion Course 3 -
Total 18 20

Junior Solo Recital (MUS 399) (30 minutes)

Senior Year

Course # Course Title 1st 2nd
MUS 100 Studio X 0 0
MUPI 191, 191 Voice 3 3
MUS 321 Form and Analysis I - 3
MUS 337 Basic Conducting 2 -
MUS 507, 507 CUA Chorus 1 1
MUS 661 Seminar in Vocal Performance - 3
MUS History of Music I, II or III 3 3
German or French (by advisement) 3 3
TRS 300 level Upper Level Religion Course 3 -
Total 15 16

Senior Solo Recital (MUS 499) (60 minutes)

Minor in Composition

Students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at The Catholic University of America with a major in an area other than composition may request permission to complete simultaneously a minor in composition.

Admission Requirements

The student must submit a portfolio of representative scores accompanied by recordings (if available) to the composition faculty of the School of Music. The composition faculty must approve the submitted scores before admission to a composition minor can be approved.

Program of Study

In addition to completing requirements in the major area, the student must also complete the following requirements to earn a minor in composition.

Course Semester Hours
Private Composition Study (Jury required each semester) 12 (minimum)
Composition Seminar 4
Orchestration I or II22 3
18th-c Counterpoint I or 16th-c Counterpoint12 3
Total 22

Recital of original compositions (15 minutes of music)

Minor in Piano

Qualified students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at The Catholic University of America with a major in an area other than piano performance may request permission to complete simultaneously a minor in piano. Composition majors may pursue the Bachelor of Music in Composition with Minor in Piano. Admission and curriculum requirements for that program are available in the music office. Undergraduate students pursuing other majors within the music school may request permission to pursue the program described below.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance as a piano minor is granted following successful completion of a 10-minute audition of classical repertoire before a faculty committee of the music school. The audition should consist of three memorized pieces in contrasting tempos and styles.

Program of Study

In addition to completing requirements in the major area, the student must also complete the following requirements to earn a minor in piano.

Course Semester Hours
Private Piano Instruction (Jury required each semester) 12
Piano Ensemble or Piano Sight-Reading 2
Piano Literature Electives (Piano Pedagogy electives may replace 3 credits of Piano Literature) 6
Total 20

Recital (45 minutes); Piano Level VIII

Music Teacher Certification Program

This nondegree program, approved by NCATE and NASDTEC, was originally designed to meet the needs of those who hold a bachelor's degree in music and who wish to be certified to teach music in the elementary or secondary school. This program is available also, however, to undergraduate students who wish to pursue music education certification simultaneously with the completion of a Bachelor of Music degree in a field other than music education.

Undergraduate students in Bachelor of Music degree programs other than music education who wish to become certified to teach music (K-12) may pursue the nondegree Music Teacher Education program simultaneously with their declared major. In addition to the adviser in the major area, these students are guided from the beginning and throughout the program by the music education adviser concerning additional courses and other requirements needed for competencies in music education that are not required in their major degree program. These additional course requirements may vary from student to student, depending on the student's major field. Students in the non-degree Music Teacher Education Program must meet with the music education adviser each semester to plan their course of studies.

Students in this program must take the methods classes (MUS 453, 454, 455, 456 as needed), the supervised internship, and the majority of the core courses at CUA. They must pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (Praxis I) and the piano proficiency examination, and take the music education laboratories (general-choral) or the secondary instrument classes (instrumental) in order to enroll for the methods classes.

Program of Study

Core Courses: General-Choral and Instrumental Emphasis

Course # Course Semester Hours
MUS 138 Introduction to Music Education 1
EDUC 581 The Education of the Exceptional 3
EDUC 361 Psychology of Education 3
EDUC 251 Foundations of Education 3

Additional Courses: General-Choral Emphasis

Course # Course Semester Hours
MUS 415 Supervised Internship: Elementary and Secondary General-Choral Music 9
MUS 453 Elementary General-Choral Music Methods 3
MUS 454 Secondary General-Choral Music Methods 3
MUS Class Voice (by advisement, as needed) 0-4

Additional Courses: Instrumental Emphasis:

Course # Course Semester Hours
MUS 417 Supervised Internship: Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music 9
MUS 455 Elementary and Middle School Instrumental Music Methods 3
MUS 456 Secondary Instrumental Music Methods 3
MUS Secondary Instrument Classes: Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, Percussion, and/or Guitar (by advisement, as needed) 0-12

Undergraduate Levels of Piano Study

Each level represents normally one year of study. Students may audition to advance at their own pace. Initial placement is designated at entrance.

Semester Jury = 20 minutes
Level Jury = 20 minutes

Assignment of level is made by jury hearing audition and is not based solely on repertoire presented. Each level requires either a public performance appropriate to that level or, where no public performance is designated, 60 minutes of prepared repertoire.

To graduate, music education piano principals must complete a minimum level of VIII; piano performance majors must complete Level X; composition majors whose principal instrument is piano must complete Level VI; and piano concentrators in the Bachelor of Arts degree program must complete Level IX.

Level Representative Repertoire
X Bach-E Minor Partita
Beethoven-Op. 53 or Op. 57
Chopin-Ballades
Chamber Music Performance
IX Bach-Toccatas
Chopin-Fantasy
Debussy-Images
Concerto Performance
VIII Scales-144, plus a virtuoso etude
Broken Chords, Arpeggios
Repertoire level of: Beethoven Op. 28, Debussy-"Pour le Piano," Chopin Scherzos, Bach-"The Well-Tempered Clavier"
VII Scales-120
Broken Chords, Arpeggios
Repertoire: Mozart Sonatas, Schumann-"Papillons," Debussy Preludes, Bach Suites (English)
VI Scales-96
Repertoire: Bach French Suites, Poulenc, Mozart-D Minor Fantasy, Debussy-"Arabesque"
V Scales-80
Bach Sinfonia (Inventions)
Beethoven Op. 49
Schumann-"Scenes from Childhood"
IV Method books level IV
III Method books level III
II Remedial Study
I Remedial Study


1 Member, The National Symphony Orchestra

2 Member, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

3 Members of The National Symphony Orchestra or The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra available to interested students.

4 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

5 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

6 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

7 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

8 Students who do not qualify for Accelerated Harmony will take Harmony I IV.

9 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

10 If the senior project has not been completed, this will be an independent study to prepare the senior project.

11 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies. Junior Solo Recital (MUS 399), (30 minutes).

12 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

13 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

14 String bass only.

15 At least two of the total eight semester hours in this category of electives must be music electives.

16 Harp and guitar only.

17 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

18 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

19 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

20 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

21 TRS 291 Intro to Christianity requires department consent of the dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

An evaluation by the faculty to determine acceptability for admission to junior level courses will take place during the fourth semester jury.

22 If the student has already taken level I, level II will be substituted.