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2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Music and an Outside Field (B.S.)


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Program: B.S.
Department of Music
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Rhinehart Music Center 144 ~ 260-481-6714 ~ www.ipfw.edu/vpa/music


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

Performance. Music majors will demonstrate the ability to perform competently in public on a principal instrument or voice as a soloist and as a member of a major ensemble.

Music Theory. Students will demonstrate:

  • knowledge of musical form, structures, concepts, and terms
  • skill and fluency in application through analysis
  • ability to compose within basic musical structures
  • perspective regarding historical styles and structures

Aural Perception. Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • ability to relate the cognitive to aural perception and to aesthetic responsefakeFCKRemove
  • read and sing melodic lines with accurate intonation
  • read and perform complex rhythms accurately
  • recognize and notate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic patterns and progressions

Music History and Literature. Students will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the principal composers,genres, styles, and performance practices of Western art music
  • representative compositions of western art music, recognized aurally and from score
  • non-western music and its cultural contexts and influences
  • social, political and aesthetic influences and impact on music
  • the influence of music on its social, political and aesthetic contexts.

Keyboard.  All music majors will be able to use the keyboard as a basic tool and will demonstrate the ability to:

  • perform appropriate technical skills such as scales, arpeggios, etc.
  • play chord progression from Roman numerals
  • improvise
  • play “by ear” and from lead sheets
  • harmonize melodic lines
  • perform repertoire at the intermediate level
  • transpose simple pieces and lead sheets
  • sight read at the late elementary level
  • play from 4-part open score

Technology. Students will demonstrate a basic overview of how technology serves the field of music as a whole including the following:

  • knowledge of computer hardware
  • ability to use notational software
  • ability to use the Internet as a resource for research

Conducting. Students will demonstrate conducting knowledge and skills sufficient to run an effective rehearsal and performance, including the following:

  • standard beat patterns and meters
  • common articulations
  • cues and cutoffs
  • varying dynamics
  • setting, maintaining, and altering tempi
  • score preparation

Students will develop expertise in music and a complementary field by combining the music core curriculum and performance studies with 26-30 hours of another discipline, demonstrated through the following:

  • ability to articulate the relationship of music to the outside field or their personal rational for combining the two areas
  • expertise in the outside field through such capstone experiences as internships and senior projects for such skills-related outside field such as business or theatre
  • expertise in the outside field by achieving a grade of C or higher in each course taken in the outside field

This degree combines a major in music with an opportunity to study in one of many available non-music areas, such as business, communication, electrical engineering technology, psychology, or the sciences. Some outside fields have specific course requirements. Students should consult with an advisor in the Department of Music for this information. Some outside fields require a 3-credit internship as a part of the outside field hours, and others offer the internship as an option. Consult with your advisor. Ensemble participation is not required during the semester of internship. 

To earn the B.S. in Music and an Outside Field, one must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the music core, and complete the courses listed below. Credits required in the outside field must be approved in writing by an appropriate faculty member in the outside-field program of study. A record of this approval from the outside-field department will be kept as a part of your permanent file. A maximum of 6 credits in the outside field may be taken with the pass/not-pass option. An overall GPA of 2.50 or higher must be maintained in the outside field and is required for graduation. A course with a grade lower than C will not be counted toward outside-field course requirements.

IPFW General Education Requirements (33 credits)


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Performance Studies Credits: 25-31


Applied Secondary Credits: 4-7


Non-keyboard Concentrations take:


Keyboard Concentrations take:


Ensembles Credits: 7-8


Outside Field Credits: 26-30


Some outside fields include in this credit range a 3-credit internship. These outside fields require only seven semesters of ensemble participation; consult your advisor.

Other Requirements


  • Free electives Credits: 4-9

Total Credits: 130


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