music

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

The Music Program offers two major degree programs: (1) Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in music education (teaching); (2) Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in music. 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.)

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-233: Curriculum and Instruction in Music K-6 3
8   L.MUS-230: Basic Conducting 2
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   Applied Music: Major area from L.MUS-110 to 160 8
17   Applied Music: Minor area from L.MUS-110 to 161 4
18   Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181 to 186 8
19   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
20   L.EDU-200: Foundations of Education 2
21   L.EDU-205: Foundations of Special Education 2
22   L.EDU-265: Multicultural Education-AC 3
23   L.EDU-339: Differentiated Instruction, 5-12 2
24   L.EDU-350: General Secondary Curriculum and Instruction 3
25   L.EDU-350L: Intermediate Clinical, 5-12 1
26   L.EDU-357: Reading in the Middle and Secondary School 3
Select one from Req 27
27   L.EDU-411: Student Teaching in Elementary Music 6
27   L.EDU-412: Student Teaching in Secondary Music 6
27   L.EDU-490: Capstone Seminar and Portfolio-PJ 2
77 to 81 required credits

Requirements for the major in Music (B.A.):
Piano proficiency is required as judged by the Division. Two performance projects are required for completion of the degree. Bachelor of Arts-Music majors must successfully complete the following courses with ‘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-315: History and Literature Of Music III 3
Select one from Req 8
8   L.MUS-333: Instrumental Conducting 2
8   L.MUS-336: Choral Conducting 2
9   Applied Music: Major area from L.MUS-110 to 160 8
10   Applied Music: Minor area from L.MUS-110 to 161 4
11   Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181 to 186 8
43 total required credits


Requirements for the minor in Music-Instrumental Emphasis:
Students must successfully 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   Applied Music: Major area-Strings/Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion 6
6   Techniques: Major area from L.MUS-110 to 160 1
7   Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181, 182, or 188 4
23 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Liturgical Music:
Students must successfully 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-230: Basic Conducting 2
4   L.MUS-321: History of Sacred Music- AA 3
5   L.REL-113: Introduction to the Bible 3
6   L.REL-261: Christ and Culture-AC 3
7   L.REL-318: Councils, Creeds, and Culture-AC 3
8   L.REL-320: Sacraments: Catholic Identity in Community-AI 3
9   Applied Music: Major area-Strings/Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion 6
30 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Music-Vocal/Choral Emphasis:
 
Students must successfully 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-321: 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
L.MUS-178: Foreign Language Diction
L.MUS-179: Vocal Pedagogy

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)—One 30 minute lesson per week = 1 credit hour; One 60 minute lesson per week = 2 credit hours. All semesters; see specific semester listings for further information. Applied Music study aims for the thorough development of effective technique and expressive performance. All applied music students are required to attend monthly music seminars as determined by the instructor.
 
Vocal
L.MUS-110: Voice

Strings
L.MUS-121: Piano
L.MUS-122: Organ
L.MUS-123: Harpsichord
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: Baritone
 
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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