Patricia D. Lust,
Brenda Clark, Secretary
The mission of
the Music Department is to educate students in the discipline of music and to
provide quality, practical musical experiences for them. Our primary goals are
preparing music majors for professional careers in music and providing all
interested students and members of the community with experiences which will
enhance their appreciation and understanding of music.
objectives are the following:
to prepare students to
teach in the public schools (K-12) in vocal, instrumental and general music
to prepare students for
graduate or further professional study in music
to provide quality
musical experiences for the music minors and general education students
to provide a variety of
performance opportunities for the music majors, other qualified Longwood
students and members of the community
to present high quality
musical events for the campus and community
of Music offers courses leading to two degrees: the Bachelor of Arts degree with
concentration in Music, and the Bachelor of Music degree with concentration in
one of the following areas: Education, Performance (voice, piano, organ, brass,
woodwinds, strings, and percussion), Piano Pedagogy, or Composition.
Common to each degree is a basic music core outlined in the specific
degree plans that follow.
must meet the following requirements:
1. Each incoming
Freshman music major or transfer student must audition and interview with the
music faculty. A non-keyboard major
must take a keyboard placement examination in order to determine his/her level
of piano proficiency.
2. Every music major
is required to enroll in an ensemble for credit each semester.
For vocal majors that ensemble will be Concert Choir or Camerata Singers
and for instrumental majors that ensemble will be Concert Band.
Keyboard majors may choose from the three, depending upon abilities and
3. Students pursuing
the B.M. degree in Performance are required to present a half Junior recital and
a full Senior recital. Students
pursuing the B.M. degree in Piano Pedagogy are required to present a minimum of
a half Junior Recital and half Senior Recital.
Students pursuing the B.M. in the Education
concentration are required to present a minimum of a half Senior recital.
Students pursuing the B.M. in Composition are required to present a half
recital of original works and a half recital in the applied area.
Students pursuing the B.A. in Music are required to present a half Senior
recital or approved Senior project.
4. All music majors
must complete a piano proficiency examination prior to graduation.
Students pursuing education degrees must complete the proficiency prior
to student teaching.
The amount of credit in applied music that may be transferred from other
institutions will be determined through evaluation of the student's ability by
the Music faculty.
The Department of Music also offers a Minor in Music, a program which
requires the successful completion of 20 credits in music.
Those credits are earned in theoretical studies, history and literature,
applied secondary study, and in music ensembles.
The department is an accredited institutional member of the National
Association of Schools of Music.
In addition to
the Longwood Admission application, students are admitted to the music major on
the basis of an in-person audition and interview with the Music Faculty.
Students majoring in music are carefully assessed in performance each
semester during their college careers by a jury examination in performance
administered by the Music Faculty who make written commentary which is then
discussed with the student by the applied instructor in a follow-up conference.
Prior to the presentation of Junior and Senior recitals, a Recital
Hearing is performed for the Music Faculty who make written commentary which is
discussed in a follow-up conference. Continuing
students who apply for scholarship assistance are auditioned and interviewed by
the Music Faculty.
MUSIC DEGREE PROGRAMS
music faculty teach in each of the music degree programs listed below.
Kinzer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of
Lisa B. Kinzer,
D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music
Lust, D.M., Professor of Music
Montgomery, Ph.D., Professor of Music
Gordon L. Ring,
D.Mus.A., Associate Professor of Music
Joel Schoenhals, D.Mus.A., Assistant Professor of Music
Donald L. Trott,
D.Mus.A., Associate Professor of Music
Williams, M.M., Associate Professor of
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Visual and
Performing Arts, Concentration in Music
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Visual and Performing Arts, Concentration in Education
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Visual and Performing Arts, Concentration in Performance
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Visual and Performing Arts, Concentration in Piano Pedagogy
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Visual and Performing Arts, Concentration in Composition
MINOR IN MUSIC
MUSIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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