MUSIC


Division of Communication & Fine Arts
Mary Carol Harris, Ph.D., Chair

The Music Program offers two major degree programs: (1) Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education); (2) Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Both concentrations require successful completion of a piano proficiency examination. Related music minor program concentrations are listed below. The Music Program also offers a minor in Liturgical Music, in cooperation with the Religious Studies Department.

Requirements for the major in Music Education (B.A.):
Successful completion of the piano proficiency is required. One capstone performance project (recital) is required for completion of the degree. Students in this concentration must complete the following courses with a ‘C’ or higher.
Req Course Cr's
1 L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2 L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3 L.MUS-203: Music Theory III 3
4 L.MUS-204: Music Theory IV 3
5 L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I 3
6 L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II 3
8 L.MUS-230: Basic Conducting 2
7 L.MUS-233: Curriculum and Instruction in Music, Grades K-6 3
9 L.MUS-309: Orchestration 2
10 L.MUS-315: History and Literature of Music III 3
11 L.MUS-337: Secondary Music Methods 3
Select one from Req 12
12 L.MUS-333: Instrumental Conducting 2
12 L.MUS-336: Choral Conducting 2
13 L.MUS-174: String Techniques 1
14 L.MUS-175: Woodwind Techniques 1
15 L.MUS-176: Brass Techniques 1
16 L.MUS-177: Percussion Techniques 1
17 Applied Music: Major area from L.MUS-110 to 160 8
18 Applied Music: Minor area from L.MUS-110 to 160 4
19 Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181 to 188 8
20 L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
21 L.EDU-200: Foundations of Education 2
22 L.EDU-205: Foundations of Special Education 2
Select one from Req 23
23 L.EDU-203: Teaching for Social Justice 3
23 L.EDU-265: Multicultural Education-AC 3
24 L.EDU-350: General Secondary Curriculum & Instruction 3
25 L.EDU-350L: Intermediate Clinical, Grades 5-12 1
26 L.EDU-357: Reading in the Middle and Secondary School 3
27 L.EDU-411: Student Teaching in Elementary Music 6
28 L.EDU-412: Student Teaching in Secondary Music 6
29 L.EDU-490: Capstone Seminar and Portfolio-PJ 2
86 required credits
 
Requirements for the major in Music (B.A.):
Successful completion of the piano proficiency is required. Two performance projects (recitals) are required for completion of the degree. Students in this concentration must complete the following courses with a ‘C’ or higher.
Req Course Cr's
1 L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2 L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3 L.MUS-203: Music Theory III 3
4 L.MUS-204: Music Theory IV 3
5 L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I 3
6 L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II 3
7 L.MUS-230: Basic Conducting 2
8 L.MUS-315: History and Literature of Music III 3
Select one from Req 9
9 L.MUS-333: Instrumental Conducting 2
9 L.MUS-336: Choral Conducting 2
10 Applied Music: Major area from L.MUS-110 to 160 8
11 Applied Music: Minor area from L.MUS-110 to 160 4
12 Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181 to 188 8
45 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Liturgical Music:
Students must complete the following courses with ‘C’ or higher. A one credit capstone/parish experience is required for completion of the degree.
Req Course Cr's
1 L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2 L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3 L.MUS-230: Basic Conducting 2
4 L.MUS-321: History of Sacred Music-AA 3
5 L.REL-113: Introduction to the Bible 3
Select one from Req 6
6 L.REL-261: Christ and Culture-AC 3
6 L.REL-318: Councils, Creeds, and Culture-AC 3
6 L.REL-320: Sacraments: Catholic Identity in Community-AI 3
7 Applied Music: L.MUS-110 to 160 6
23 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Music-Instrumental Emphasis:
Students must complete the following courses with a ‘C’ or higher. One capstone performance project (recital) is required for completion of the minor.
Req Course Cr's
1 L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2 L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3 L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I 3
Select one from Req 4
4 L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II 3
4 L.MUS-315: History and Literature of Music III 3
5 Applied Music: Major area from L.MUS-121 to 160 6
6 Techniques: Major area from L.MUS-174 to 177 1
7 Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181, 182, or 188 4
23 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Music-Vocal/Choral Emphasis:
Students must complete the following courses with ‘C’ or higher. A capstone performance project is required for completion of the degree.
Req Course Cr's
1 L.MUS-101: Music Theory I 3
2 L.MUS-102: Music Theory II 3
3 L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I 3
Select one from Req 4
4 L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II 3
4 L.MUS-315: History and Literature of Music III 3
5 L.MUS-110: Voice 6
6 Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-183 to 186 4
22 total required credits
 
MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION
L.MUS-100: Soundscapes
L.MUS-189: The Jazz Experience
L.MUS-215: History & Literature of Music I
L.MUS-216: History & Literature of Music II
L.MUS-219: Music & Being Human-AA
L.MUS-252: Music Appreciation-AA
L.MUS-295: Topics
L.MUS-315: History & Literature of Music III
L.MUS-318: History of Musical Theatre-AA
L.MUS-321: History of Sacred Music-AA
L.MUS-350: Music in the Movies-AA 
 
MUSIC THEORY, ORCHESTRATION/ARRANGING
L.MUS-101: Music Theory I
L.MUS-102: Music Theory II
L.MUS-203: Music Theory III
L.MUS-204: Music Theory IV
L.MUS-309: Orchestration 
 
TECHNIQUES
L.MUS-174: String Techniques
L.MUS-175: Woodwind Techniques
L.MUS-176: Brass Techniques
L.MUS-177: Percussion Techniques
 
CONDUCTING AND METHODS
L.MUS-230: Basic Conducting
L.MUS-233: Curriculum and Instruction in Music K-6
L.MUS-333: Instrumental Conducting
L.MUS-336: Choral Conducting
L.MUS-337: Secondary Music Methods 
 
APPLIED MUSIC (Private Lessons)
Applied Music study aims for the thorough development of effective technique and expressive performance. Applied Music is open to all students for 1 credit (one 30 minute lesson per week). With instructor permission, music majors may take Applied Music for 2 credits (one 60 minute lesson per week). All Applied Music students are required to attend monthly music seminars as determined by the instructor. Offered every semester. See course descriptions and specific semester class schedules for further information.
 
Vocal
L.MUS-110: Voice
 
Keyboard
L.MUS-121: Piano
L.MUS-122: Organ
L.MUS-123: Harpsichord
 
Strings
L.MUS-131: Violin
L.MUS-132: Viola
L.MUS-133: Cello
L.MUS-134: String Bass
L.MUS-135: Guitar
 
Woodwind
L.MUS-141: Flute
L.MUS-142: Oboe
L.MUS-143: Clarinet
L.MUS-144: Saxophone
L.MUS-145: Bassoon
 
Brass
L.MUS-151: Trumpet
L.MUS-152: French Horn
L.MUS-153: Trombone
L.MUS-154: Euphonium
L.MUS-155: Tuba
 
Percussion
L.MUS-160: Percussion
 
ENSEMBLES
L.MUS-181: Loras Wind Ensemble
L.MUS-182: Loras Jazz Ensemble
L.MUS-183: Loras Concert Choir
L.MUS-184: Loras Chamber Singers
L.MUS-185: Bella Voce (Women’s Choir)
L.MUS-186: Con Brio (Men’s Choir)
L.MUS-188: Chamber Ensembles
 
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