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Department Chair

  • Daniel Bradshaw (bradshaw@byuh.edu)
    McKay Auditorium A160, (808) 675-3914, Fax (808) 675-3900

Office Manager

Advisor

Professors

  • Belnap, Michael, Music (2003) B.M. 1984, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1990, Brigham Young University.
  • Duerden, Darren W., Music (2000) B.M. 1989, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1994, Florida State University; D.M. 1997, Florida State University.
  • McCarrey, Scott, Music (1996) B.M. 1991, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1995, Indiana University; Ph.D. 2006, York University, England.

Associate Professors

  • Bradshaw, Daniel J., Music (2006) B.M. 1999, Brigham Young University; M.M. 2003, Indiana University; D.M. 2006, Indiana University.

Assistant Professors

  • Densley, Kristl, Theatre (2016) B.A. 2004, Central Washing University; M.F.A 2012, Indiana University.
  • Glenn, Melissa, Music (2015) B.A. 2005, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.M. 2007, Eastman School of Music; D.M.A. 2010, Arizona State University.
  • Henderson, Daniel, Music (2016) B.M. 2005, Brigham Young University; M.M. 2007, New England Conservatory; D.M.A. 2011, New England Conservatory.

Special Instructors

  • Belnap, Lila, Music—Vocal (2003) B.M. 1987, Brigham Young University.
  • Chandler, Lloyd, Polynesian Drumming (2001)
  • Cook, Laurence, Music—Woodwinds (2006) B.A. 1987, Colchester Institute; Performance Diploma 1988, Royal College of Music; Orchestra Performance Diploma 1989, National Centre for Orchestra Studies.
  • Duerden, Jennifer, Music—Piano (2000) B.M. 1991, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1995, Florida State University.
  • Kimball, Will, Music-Trombone (2015) B.M. Brigham Young University; M.M. Duquesne University; D.M.A Arizona State University.
  • Liu, Helen, Music-Violin (2011) B.M. 2001, University of Maryland; M.M. 2003, New England Conservatory; D.M.A 2007, State University of New York, Stony Brook.
  • McCarrey, Stacy, Music—Piano (1996) B.M. 1991, Brigham Young University; M.M. 1993, Brigham Young University.
  • Reeves, Maile, Music-String Coach (2011) B.M. Boston University, 1st Section Violinist, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.
  • Yokoyama, William, Music—Bass (2009) B.A. 2007 Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Emeritus Faculty

  • Kammerer, David (1993)
  • Larson, Preston K. (1973)
  • Smith, James A. (1976)

The Discipline


The study of music at Brigham Young University–Hawaii involves two components: practical performance (both solo and ensemble) and academic studies (theory and history). Therefore, academic coursework and practical performance are seen as interlocking and vital to the developing musician. Through rigorous training, students are equipped to perform artistically, to teach effectively, and to provide music leadership in the Church and in the community. In addition to the Western tradition in music, students also learn cultural sensitivity through contact with diverse world music cultures. The Department provides service to the University by creating a rich artistic environment of concerts, recitals, and music for devotionals, graduations, convocations and other campus events.

Career Opportunities


The music program mentors its students towards careers in performance, studio teaching and other music related professions. Additionally, students may view the music major as a pre-professional degree (e.g. for careers such as law and medicine).

Program Outcomes


Upon completing a major in Music, students will:

  1. Understand basic musical processes and structures.
  2. Demonstrate the facility to notate harmonic, rhythmic and melodic structures of tonal music.
  3. Demonstrate basic competency in sight-singing and foundational keyboard skills.
  4. Demonstrate an increased sensitivity to a diversity of musical styles, ranging from Western-Art Music to World Music(s).
  5. Have a basic understanding of music technology in order to supplement studio teaching, research or compositionally-based creative projects.
  6. Perform collaboratively in ensemble settings.
  7. Demonstrate accomplishment in solo performance, including technical expertise in the principal area of study (vocal or instrumental) and the ability to communicate musical ideas to an audience.
  8. Learn to listen critically and evaluate musical performance.
  9. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to teach music to others.

 

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Music Major and Minor Requirements

Acceptance into music program as a music major: All majors are on a provisional basis until MUSC 111, 111L, 112, 112L, and two semesters of 160R have been completed with a grade no lower than C-. D credit will not be accepted in fulfilling major requirements. Students must audition and be accepted as a music major before they are allowed to register for music major courses. Students may register provisionally for MUSC 111 and 111L, AND a diagnostic examination will be given on the first day of class. Students needing remedial work will need to drop the class(es) and take a music fundamentals course (MUSC 103).

Each student intending to enroll as a music major must have sufficient musical background and potential to complete the degree requirements. Auditions for MUSC 160R are given at the beginning of each semester. Students must enroll in MUSC 160R, MUSC 260RH, MUSC 360R, or MUSC 460R each semester in residence, even though the minimum number of credit hours has been met. Jurying into MUSC 360R is not automatic.

All Bachelor of Arts degree candidates are expected to achieve a minimum competency in piano. This is measured by a preliminary proficiency exam upon entering the program. Students taking or preparing to take Music Theory 111 who have no piano experience should also enroll in MUSC 159R (Individual Instruction, Piano). The deadline for completing the piano proficiency exam is prior to the scheduling of the senior project.

In addition to basic piano proficiency, all candidates are required to improve their performance skills in their major performance area (voice, piano, and instrumental) through private study and must participate in public recitals during each semester of enrollment.

A senior project in music is required: either a scholarly work, a performance, or a composition. The proposed project must be submitted in writing and approved the semester before the project begins. This project is part of the final MUSC 460R course or equivalent MUSC 496 enrollment.

Ensemble participation is expected every semester even if the hour requirement is reached before the completion of the major. Students may not be enrolled in more than one ensemble per semester without permission of the Performance Area Coordinator.

Music majors must attend at least seven concerts or recitals per semester or term for six semesters/terms. Students submit programs to the music department office to verify completion of this requirement (Programs will only be accepted in the semester in which the event is offered).

A major in art consists of 45 hours that includes 12 hours of visual arts core classes, 12 hours of art history and theory, and 21 hours of media track classes. Freshman students should take the visual arts core courses during the first year. Transfer students may substitute equivalent visual arts core classes if competence is reflected in their portfolio view. No grade below C- will be accepted in fulfilling major requirements.


B.A. Music (41-57 hours, depending on emphasis)

Core Requirements (27 hours), including 7 GE credits

Note: Required of all emphases except World Music Studies.

  1. Music Theory (12 hours)

    • MUSC 111 Music Theory I (3)
    • MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I (1)
    • MUSC 112 Music Theory II (3)
    • MUSC 112L Elementary Musicianship II (1)
    • MUSC 211 Music Theory III (3)
    • MUSC 211L Elementary Musicianship III (1)
  2. History (9 hours)

    • MUSC 384 Music History I (fulfills GE breadth requirement) (3)
    • MUSC 385 Music History II (fulfills GE breadth requirement) (3)
    • MUSC 386 Music History III (fulfills GE breadth requirement) (3)
  3. Conducting (2 hours)

    • MUSC 202 Conducting (2)

Emphasis Requirements—Choose One

Note: Required of all emphases except World Music Studies.

General Studies in Music Emphasis (16-30 hours)

 

1. Private Study (4 semesters, 4-12 hours) *See Music Major and Minor Requirements section for further details

    • MUSC 160R Individual Instruction (1-3)
    • MUSC 260R Individual Instruction (1-3)

Ensemble Participation (6 semesters, 6-12 hours)

    • Instrumental: Polynesian Drum Ensemble, Steel Drum Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Salsa Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra
    • Vocal: Concert Choir, University Chorale
    • Piano: Accompanists for individual instruction and ensembles

Electives (6 Hours)

Choose from any combination of departmental courses, including ensembles and private study.

 2.  Piano Performance Emphasis (48 hours)

Private Study (6 semesters, 19 hours of which 4 hours are for the senior recital)

    • MUSC 160R Individual Instruction (6)
    • MUSC 260R Individual Instruction (6)
    • MUSC 360R Individual Instruction or MUSC 460R Individual Instruction (7)

Ensemble Participation (6 semesters, 12 hours)

Accompanists for individual instruction and ensembles.

    • MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying Ensemble (8)
    • MUSC 344R Collaborative Arts for Pianists (4)

Course Work (4 semesters, 17 hours)

    • MUSC 161 Introduction to Piano Technique (2)
    • MUSC 191 Keyboard Harmony I (2)
    • MUSC 291 Keyboard Harmony II (2)
    • MUSC 333 Piano Pedagogy (3)
    • MUSC 333L Supervised Teaching, Piano (2)
    • MUSC 464 Piano Literature I (3)
    • MUSC 465 Piano Literature II (3)

3.  Instrumental Performance Emphasis (18-34 hours)

Private Study (6 semesters, 8-18 hours of which 3 hours are for the senior recital)

    • MUSC 160R Individual Instruction (2-6)
    • MUSC 260R Individual Instruction (2-6)
    • MUSC 360R/460R Individual Instruction (1-3)
    • MUSC 360R/460R Individual Instruction (3)

Ensemble Participation (6-12 hours)

    • Instrumental: Polynesian Drum Ensemble, Steel Drum Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Salsa Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra
    • Vocal:  Concert Choir, University Chorale
    • Piano:  Accompanists for individual instruction and ensembles

Course Work (4 Hours)

Note:  Each student will enroll in courses relevant to their specific instrumental major, in consultation with their primary faculty mentor.

4. Vocal Performance Emphasis (31-37 hours)

Private Study (8 semesters, 8 hours)

    • MUSC 160R Individual Instruction (2)
    • MUSC 260R Individual Instruction (2)
    • MUSC 360R Individual Instruction (2)
    • MUSC 460R Individual Instruction or MUSC 360R Individual Instruction (2)

Ensemble Participation (6 semesters, 6-12 hours)

    • Instrumental: Polynesian Drum Ensemble, Steel Drum Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Salsa Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra
    • Vocal:  Concert Choir, University Chorale
    • Piano:  Accompanists for individual instruction and ensembles

Course Work (4 semesters, 17 hours)

    • THEA 123 Acting I (3)
    • MUSC 276 English and Italian Diction (2)
    • MUSC 277 German Diction (1)
    • MUSC 278 French Diction (1)
    • MUSC 328R Opera & Musical Theatre Workshop (1)
    • MUSC 363 Vocal Pedagogy (3)
    • MUSC 364 Contemporary Vocal Methods (2)
    • MUSC 466 Vocal Literature I (2)
    • MUSC 467 Vocal Literature II (2)

5.  World Music Studies Emphasis (42-55 hours)

Core (23 Hours)

       Western Music Theory (8 hours)
  • MUSC 111 Music Theory I (3)
  • MUSC 111L Music Theory I Lab (1)
  • MUSC 112 Music Theory II (3)
  • MUSC 112L Music Theory II Lab (1)
World History and Culture (6 Hours)
      • COMM 110 Intercultural Communications (3)
      • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
 
Music Survey Courses (9 Hours)
  • MUSC 101 Introduction to Music (fulfills GE requirement) (3)
  • MUSC 102 World Music (fulfills GE requirement) (3)
  • MUSC 301 History of Popular Music (3)
 
Individual Instruction (4-8 Hours)
  • MUSC 159R Individual Instruction (2-4)
  • MUSC 160R Individual Instruction (2-4)
 
Ensemble Participation (6 semesters, 6-15 Hours)
  • Instrumental: Polynesian Drum Ensemble, Steel Drum Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Salsa Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble
  • Vocal: Concert Choir, University Chorale
  • Piano: Accompanists for individual instruction and ensembles
  • HWST 385R Hawaiian Material and LIterary Topics (3) - Please select from Part 2 (Hula and Mele), Part 4 (Implements and Instruments), and/or Part 5 (Ki ho'alu or Slack-key Guitar)
  • PCC Work Experience (Performances) and Culture Night Performances
 
Course Work (9 Hours)
  • MUSC 263 Choral Methods and Materials (3)
  • MUSC 264 Percussion Methods (3)
  • MUSC 402 Seminar in Ethno-Musicology (3)

Music Minor (15 hours)

Core Requirements (7 hours):
  • MUSC 101 Introduction to Music Literature (3)
  • MUSC 111 Music Theory I (3)
  • MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I (1)

Advanced Courses (3 hours): Choose three hours from:

  • MUSC 112/L Theory 2                                                           
  • MUSC 211/L Theory 3                                                           
  • MUSC 202 Conducting                                                           
  • MUSC 264 Percussion Methods                                               
  • MUSC 276 Diction: English-Italian                                           
  • MUSC 277 Diction: German                                                    
  • MUSC 278 Diction: French                                                      
  • MUSC 301 History of Popular Music                                         
  • MUSC 333 Piano Pedagogy                                                    
  • MUSC 364 Contemporary Vocal Methods                                  
  • MUSC 384 Music History 1                                                      
  • MUSC 385 Music History 2                                                      
  • MUSC 386 Music History 3                                                      
  • MUSC 390R Jazz Improvisation                                               
  • MUSC 390R Songwriting                                                          
  • MUSC 390R Orchestration
  • MUSC 390R Counterpoint - 16th C.
  • MUSC 390R Counterpoint - 18th C.
  • MUSC 390R Computer Composition
  • MUSC 390R In Depth: Composer
  • MUSC 401 Careers in Music
  • MUSC 430 Music Technology
  • MUSC 464 Keyboard Lit. 1
  • MUSC 465 Keyboard Lit. 2
  • MUSC 466 Vocal Lit. 1
  • MUSC 467 Vocal Lit. 2
  • MUSC 474 Orchestra Lit. 1
  • MUSC 475 Orchestra Lit. 2
  • MUSC 476 Orchestra Lit. 3
  • MUSC 477 Orchestra Lit. 4

Applied Study or Ensemble Participation (5 hours), including at least three semesters of ensemble participation

Choose five hours from:

  • MUSC 159R Applied Study                                                      
  • MUSC 160R Applied Study                                                      
  • MUSC 260R Applied Study                                                      
  • MUSC 360R Applied Study                                                      
  • MUSC 460R Applied Study                                                      
  • MUSC 110R University Chorale                                                
  • MUSC 225R Concert Choir                                                       
  • MUSC 235R Broadway Revue                                                   
  • MUSC 238R North Shore Winds
  • MUSC 239R Salsa Orchestra
  • MUSC 240R Shaka Steel
  • MUSC 241R Polynesian Drum Ensemble
  • MUSC 242R Polynesian Music Ensemble
  • MUSC 243R Hawaiian Music Ensemble
  • MUSC 244R Jazz Ensemble
  • MUSC 246R Street Band
  • MUSC 247R Chamber Orchestra
  • MUSC 248R Chamber Music
  • MUSC 250R Piano Accompanying
  • MUSC 328R Opera and Music Theatre Workshop

Piano Performance Minor (15 hours)

A minor in piano performance includes four hours of music theory, two hours of skills electives, three hours of music history of keyboard literature, and six hours of private lessons, taken over the course of three semesters. Entrance into this minor is by audition with the piano-area coordinator, Dr. Scott McCarrey (Auditorium 164). Students in the piano performance minor program will fulfill the following requirements:

  • MUSC 111 Music Theory I (3)
  • MUSC 111L Elementary Musicianship I (1)
  • MUSC 160R, section 02 Individual Instruction (2)
  • MUSC 160R, section 02 Individual Instruction (2)
  • MUSC 260R, section 02 Individual Instruction (2)

Choose 1 from the following:

  • MUSC 161 Introduction to Piano Technique (2)
  • MUSC 191 Keyboard Harmony I (2)
  • MUSC 291 Keyboard Harmony II (2)

Choose 1 from the following:

  • MUSC 385 Music History II (3)
  • MUSC 386 Music History III (3)
  • MUSC 464 Keyboard Literature I (3)
  • MUSC 465 Keyboard Literature II (3)

Theatre Minor (15 hours)

Required Courses (6 hours):
  • THEA 115 Introduction to Theatre (3)
  • THEA 123 Acting I (3)

Electives (9 hours):

  • THEA 141 Introduction to Theatre Tech I: Costume & Makeup Design (3)
  • THEA 142 Introduction to Theatre Tech II: Set, Lighting Design & Stage Movement (3)
  • THEA 221 Voice/Speech and Movement (3)
  • THEA 224 Acting II (3)
  • THEA 325 Playwriting (3)
  • THEA 361 Directing (3)
  • THEA 260R Theatre Workshop (1-3) and/or THEA 285R Rehearsal & Performance (1-4)