D. Lust, Chair
Brenda Clark, Secretary
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
specific objectives are the following:
prepare students to teach in the public schools (K-12) in vocal,
instrumental and general music
prepare students for graduate or further professional study in
provide quality musical experiences for the music minors and
general education students
provide a variety of performance opportunities for the music
majors, other qualified Longwood students and members of the
present high quality musical events for the campus and community
Department 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.
majors must meet the following requirements:
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.
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 professional track.
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.
All music majors must complete a piano proficiency examination
prior to graduation. Students
pursuing education degrees must complete the proficiency prior to
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.
Charles E. Kinzer,
Ph.D., Associate Professor of
Lisa B. Kinzer, D.M.A., Assistant
Professor of Music
Patricia D. Lust, D.M., Professor
W. Bruce Montgomery, Ph.D., Professor
Gordon L. Ring, D.Mus.A., Professor
Donald L. Trott, D.Mus.A., Professor
Thomas A. Williams, M.M., Associate
Professor of Music
OF ARTS, Visual and Performing Arts, Concentration in Music
ARTS, Visual and Performing Arts, Concentration in Education
ARTS, Visual and Performing Arts, Concentration in Performance
ARTS, Visual and Performing Arts, Concentration in Piano Pedagogy
ARTS, Visual and Performing Arts, Concentration in Composition
MINOR IN MUSIC
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