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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-2018

Music


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Professors: B. Lawing, Lerner, Stasack 
Associate Professors: Botelho (Chair), Keith
Artist Associates: Black, Culpepper, Fried, Gilliam, Gilliland, C. Lawing, Meyer

Distribution Requirements


The following courses will satisfy the Visual and Performing Arts category: 101, 121, 122, 141, 201, 202, 221, 222, 223, 228, 232, 233, 241, 245, 246, 261, 262, 263, and 265.  The following courses will satisfy the Historical Thought category: 325, 328.

Cultural Diversity Requirement


Music 141, 241, 242, 245, 246, and 263 are options for fulfilling the cultural diversity requirement.

Major Requirements (A.B. Degree)


Ten courses to include: 

  1. MUS 101, 121 or 122, 141;
  2. six electives; at least two of the electives numbered 300 or above;
  3. senior seminar: MUS 401;
  4. two semesters of ensemble.

Minor Requirements


Six courses to include:

  1. MUS 101, 121 or 122, 141;
  2. three electives; at least two of the electives numbered 200 or above;
  3. two semesters of ensemble.

Honors Requirements


The departmental honors program encourages the attainment of excellence in the major. Please consult the department's "Handbook for Music Majors, Music Minors, Applied Music Students and Award Recipients" for specific details and expectations regarding each of the above requirements. The Handbook can be found at http://www.davidson.edu/academics/music/major/music-handbook.  The department does not award high honors.

Rationale for Course Numbering


All courses numbered below 100 are Pass/Fail and do not carry academic credit.

100-level courses are broad, introductory surveys that have no prerequisites nor require any previous musical training.

200-level courses are typically narrower in scope, focus on a particular style, genre, or musical culture, and, in a few cases, may require a prerequisite or previous musical training.

300-level courses are advanced courses, typically designed for music majors and requiring one or more prerequisite courses.

400-level courses are seminars for upper class majors.

Music Courses


Vocal and Instrumental Study


     Vocal and instrumental studies are offered as follows:

     Bassoon - Joshua Hood

     Cello - Alan Black

     Clarinet - David Allen

     Contrabass: Classical - Jeff Ferdon

     Contrabass: Jazz - Dustin Hofsess

     Flute - Amy Orsinger Whitehead

     Guitar: Classical - James Easteppe

     Guitar: Folk, Banjo, Mandolin and Fiddle - Jon Singleton

     Guitar: Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz - Dustin Hofsess

     Harp - Andrea Mumm

     Harpsichord - Neil Lerner

     Horn - Frank Portone

     Oboe - Erica Cice

     Organ - Dongho Lee

     Percussion - Adam Snow

     Percussion: Non-Western - Adam Snow

     Piano: Classical - William Fried, Cynthia Lawing

     Piano: Jazz - Lovell Bradford

     Saxophone - Tim Gordon

     Trombone - Scott Hartman

     Trumpet: Classical - William Lawing

     Trumpet: Jazz - Matt Postle

     Tuba - Geoffrey Whitehead

     Violin, Viola - Joseph Meyer

     Voice - Jacquelyn Culpepper, Brad Fugate, Ilana Lubitsch

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