College of Performing Arts

Giulio Ongaro, Ph.D., Dean

Louise Thomas, D.M.A., Associate Dean

The College of Performing Arts brings together the William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music and the Departments of Dance and Theatre. This partnership strengthens each discipline, while positioning the College of Performing Arts as the cultural and aesthetic center of Chapman University. Students will enjoy the college's atmosphere, which combines scholarship, creativity, free expression and intellectual curiosity through both curricular offerings and a broad spectrum of cultural events. College of Performing Arts students also have many opportunities to perform at special events, such as Chapman’s American Celebration, a Broadway–style musical review that serves as the University’s largest annual fundraiser. Chapman University is in the construction phase of the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts, a new performing arts complex on the Orange campus that, under the leadership of its Founding Dean and Artistic Director, William D. Hall, will serve the needs of our students and the entire community. The Musco Center for the Arts is scheduled to open in fall 2015.

The William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music

Amy Graziano, Ph.D., Chair

Professors: Frelly, Hall;

Associate Professors: Atherton, Becker, Cogan, Coker, Fong, Graziano, Heim, Holmes, Ivanova, Sherburn, Sternfeld Shockley, Terry, Thomas, Wachs;

Assistant Professors: Nicholas, Schafer.

Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts

Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary EducationMusic Education Program Emphasis

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music

The mission of the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University is to provide a rigorous education of distinction for the professional and intellectual development of artists and scholars in a supportive, liberal arts environment that enriches the human mind and spirit.

The Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music offers a Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts and provides coursework for the Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education–Music Education Program emphasis. The M.A. in Teaching Music Education emphasis is administered through the College of Educational Studies.

The Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts

The Master of Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts aims to prepare the graduate student for a successful career in collaborative piano performance by developing piano technique and a professional skill–set as well as enlivening the student's interest in collaborative piano repertoire (chamber and instrumental music, art-song, opera, dance and musical theatre).

Entrance Proficiencies

Entrance proficiencies include an audition of solo and collaborative repertoire, the successful completion of testing in diction (if appropriate), theory and history. Diction proficiency will be tested at the audition if the student has already completed coursework in this area. Any deficiency will need to be corrected by taking the appropriate undergraduate coursework. These undergraduate credits cannot be applied toward the M.M. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts degree.

Students should enter the program with competency in basic computer skills and in music technology, to be able to conduct research activities in the program.

The required undergraduate grade point average upon entrance to the M.M. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts, if the applicant has had no previous graduate study, is a minimum of 3.000 as indicated in the Chapman University Graduate Catalog. The required grade point average in previous graduate work upon entrance to the M.M. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts is a minimum of 3.000. The residence requirement for graduate programs at Chapman University, as indicated in the graduate catalog, is 24 credits.

The total number of transfer credits allowed from another institution for the M.M. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts is a maximum of six credits. A complete syllabus must be provided to the director of keyboard collaborative arts and to the chair of the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music, who will review and approve if appropriate, the transfer of credits.

general requirements (28 credits)

MUS 500

Research Methods for Performers

3

MUS 502

Advanced Baroque Music History and Literature

3

MUS 507

Individual Instruction in Keyboard Collaborative Arts

8

MUS 508

Practicum in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Pedagogy, Vocal

1

MUS 509

Practicum in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Pedagogy, Musical Theater, Choral, Dance

1

MUS 510

Opera Coaching

2

MUS 530

Advanced Studies in Form and Harmonic Analysis

3

MUS 554

Song Interpretation

1

MUS 555

Chamber Music Interpretation

2

MUS 556

Song Literature

2

MUS 696

Seminar: Advanced Topics in Music History/Music Theory

2

MUS 698A

Master of Music Recital I

0

MUS 698B

Master of Music Recital II

0

music electives (4 credits)

4 credits from the following

MUS 507

Individual Instruction in Keyboard Collaborative Arts

1–4

MUS 533

Foundations of Music Education

3

MUS 534

Managing School Programs

3

MUS 693

Private Instruction: Directed Research and Writing in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or Music Theory

1–3

total credits

 

32

Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education–Music Education Program Emphasis

The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education program allows the candidate to obtain both the single subject credential and the master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork and student research. The College of Educational Studies has developed a specific Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education–Music Education program emphasis, for those who wish to teach music education at the middle school or high school level.

See the College of Educational Studies section Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education (Music Education Program Emphasis) in the graduate catalog for details.

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music

The single subject credential allows the holder to teach in a specific subject area. Music education students who intend to enroll in the credential program at Chapman may complete the professional education courses of the credential program after the bachelor of music is awarded or may include professional education courses as part of the upper–division undergraduate program. All professional education coursework must be approved by an advisor in the College of Educational Studies. Requirements for the credential program are specified in the College of Educational Studies Public School Credential program section of the graduate catalog. The normal residency for completion of the Bachelor of Music (pre–certification, music education) degree and required professional education courses is five years.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires candidates who are pursuing a single subject credential to verify their subject matter competence as a part of their teaching qualifications. This requirement must be fulfilled before entering the student teaching phase of the credential program. To fulfill the requirement, candidates must pass the music California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). The music CSET consists of three subtests, which may be taken over time, but it is recommended that the first subtest be taken during a candidate’s first semester in the credential program. In addition, the student must achieve an overall GPA of at least 2.750 in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) credits of their completed degree program and must pass the CBEST examination prior to admission to the credential program. CSET and other testing requirements will be reviewed with each candidate by the education director when they first enter the single subject credential program.

See the College of Educational Studies section of the graduate catalog for additional details.

Course Descriptions – Music

MUS 500 Research Methods for Performers

Prerequisites, graduate standing, and keyboard collaborative arts, or teaching major with music education emphasis, or consent of instructor. This course serves as an introduction to graduate studies in music where students will explore the literature of scholars, performers, composers and educators who have contributed to the global network of information concerning aesthetic, theoretical, philosophical, historical, cultural, and pedagogical aspects of music. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 502 Advanced Baroque Music History and Literature

Prerequisites, graduate standing, and keyboard collaborative arts, or teaching major with music education emphasis, or consent of instructor. This course will explore in-depth Western European art-music from 1580-1750, which encompasses the Baroque Era. Topics for examination will include the prominent composers of the period and some of their principal works, representative forms and genres, as well aspects of the culture and society that relate to the music of the time. Students will also explore performance practice techniques of the time-period through performance assignments. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MUS 507 Individual Instruction in Keyboard Collaborative Arts

Prerequisites, graduate standing, keyboard collaborative arts major, consent of instructor. The development of skills in the field of collaborative piano to include the exploration of song, opera/oratorio and instrumental repertoire. Must be taken for letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240 per credit. (Offered every semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 508 Practicum in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Pedagogy, Vocal

Prerequisites, graduate standing, keyboard collaborative arts major, or consent of instructor. This class will be team-taught by the Keyboard Collaborative Arts fulltime faculty director and the Vocal Studies fulltime faculty director. Keyboard Collaborative Arts students will receive instruction on carefully selected vocal repertoire with regard to such issues as tempo, phrasing, language and some aspects of advanced diction, which they will then perform at the MUS 251 Sophomore Vocal Coaching class or the individual lesson of a chosen vocal student. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 509 Practicum in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Pedagogy, Musical Theater, Choral, Dance

Prerequisites, graduate standing, keyboard collaborative arts major, or consent of instructor. The student will receive instruction regarding collaborative piano skills with regard to ensemble and class settings and will then be given an opportunity to put those skills into practice in one of the many ensembles and classes within the College of Performing Arts. Assignments will be made by the Director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 510 Opera Coaching

Prerequisites, graduate standing, keyboard collaborative arts major, or consent of instructor. This course serves as to introduce collaborative pianists to the art of opera recitative and aria coaching. Students will learn to read and reduce the opera scores of the 18th- century to the present day, by preparing one operatic aria each week. They will attend Opera Chapman rehearsals on a regularly-scheduled basis and maintain a close collaborative relationship with the opera program by supporting the vocalists and coaches. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 530 Advanced Studies in Form and Harmonic Analysis

Prerequisites, pass graduate theory placement exam, consent of instructor, graduate standing, and keyboard collaborative arts, or teaching major with music education emphasis, or consent of instructor. In-depth analysis of advanced structural elements and musical narrative in critical forms from the Common Practice Period, Twentieth, and Twenty-first centuries. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 533 Foundations of Music Education

Prerequisites, MUS 457, 458, 459, or consent of instructor. The purpose of this course is for students to gain an overview of the historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations that have shaped and directed music education in America and abroad, and, thereby, to provide the tools for formulating a personal philosophy of music education. Some sections of MUS 533 may be taught with MUS 433. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 534 Managing School Programs

Prerequisites, MUS 457, 458, 459, or consent of instructor. This course explores the development of music teaching and learning within the context of American society with particular emphasis on preparing future music teachers to manage the administrative and interpersonal demands of the profession. Some sections of MUS 534 may be taught with MUS 434. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 554 Song Interpretation

Prerequisites, graduate standing, keyboard collaborative arts major, or consent of instructor. This class offers an intensive overview of song repertoire from the Classical period to today. This will function as a performance class and will culminate in a public presentation of a song repertoire recital. May be repeated for credit. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 555 Chamber Music Interpretation

Prerequisites, graduate standing, keyboard collaborative arts major, or consent of instructor. This class offers an intensive overview of chamber music repertoire from the Classical period to today. This will function as a performance class and will culminate in a public presentation of chamber music works. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every year.) 1 credit.

MUS 556 Song Literature

Prerequisites, graduate standing, and keyboard collaborative arts, or teaching major with music education emphasis, or consent of instructor. This class offers an intensive overview of art-song literature from the early baroque period to present-day, with an emphasis on the 19th-century German Lied and French Mélodie. The class focuses on the chronology of the relevant repertoire and its stylistic components. The intellectual exploration includes musical and textual analysis, and the performance of art-songs. This class includes the study of selected composers and poets, and the practical procedures for building a successful song recital program. Graduate students in Keyboard Collaborative Arts will be required to perform with the undergraduate students throughout the semester. In addition, graduate students will examine the art-song literature and deliver their written arguments in an appropriately academic manner. Some sections of MUS 556 may be taught with MUS 456. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 583 Student Teaching: Single Subject, Music

Prerequisites, pass CBEST, CSET, EDUC 504, 524, 530, 532, 570, 571, California Certificate of Clearance (TB and Livescan), approved Student Teaching application, consent of instructor. Corequisite, EDUC 525. This student teaching, fieldwork experience, is to be completed during the final term of a candidate’s enrollment in the teacher education program and while the candidate is concurrently enrolled in EDUC 525. The candidate is required to complete a minimum of sixteen (16) weeks of teaching in an appropriate single subject classroom, usually in grades 7-12, of a designated Master Teacher. The student teaching assignment must include instructing English Learners and it is recommended that the class composition include a minimum of 25% English Learners. The assignment must meet the grade level diversity requirement (i.e., two of the following three grade spans: 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12, if grade level diversity has not been met through previous experience). The candidate is required to assume full teaching responsibility for the entire class. This course may be taken for 6 credits in one semester or taken twice for 3 credits each over two semesters. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3–6 credits.

MUS 693 Private Instruction: Directed Research and Writing in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or Music Theory

Prerequisite, graduate standing, and keyboard collaborative arts, or teaching major with music education emphasis, or consent of instructor. Private instruction in musicology, ethnomusicology or music theory. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load; MUS 493 may be taken for 1 to 3 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. Fee: $100 per credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

MUS 696 Seminar: Advanced Topics in Music History/Music Theory

Prerequisites, graduate standing, and keyboard collaborative arts, or teaching major with music education emphasis, or consent of instructor. Study of individual major composers, specific periods, genres or styles. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 698 Thesis/Project

Prerequisites, 24 graduate credits in education and/or completion of a teacher credential program, complete a Thesis/Project Approval Form, and consent of instructor. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. MUS 698 is required course work required for the MAT: Music Education Emphasis advanced core. This course focuses on student's development of a formal master's thesis or field-based project, and the skills to complete this work in adherence to the conventions of educational scholarship. Continuous enrollment required until completion of thesis/project. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

MUS 698A Master of Music Recital I

Prerequisites, graduate standing, keyboard collaborative arts major, consent of instructor. Full collaborative program on piano. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 698B Master of Music Recital II

Prerequisites, graduate standing, keyboard collaborative arts major, consent of instructor. Full Collaborative Program on Piano. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 698C Thesis/Project MAT Music Education Emphasis

Prerequisites, 24 graduate credits in education and/or completion of a teacher credential program, complete a Thesis/Project Approval Form, consent of instructor, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. MUS 698 is required coursework for the MAT: Music Education Emphasis advanced core. This course focuses on student's development of a formal master's thesis or field-based project, and the skills to complete this work in adherence to the conventions of educational scholarship. Continuous enrollment required until completion of thesis/project. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.