• 5 reasons the music program is right for you
  • 5 reasons the music program is right for you
  • 5 reasons the music program is right for you
  • 5 reasons the music program is right for you
  • 5 reasons the music program is right for you

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  • Why UTM music is right for you
  • 5 reasons the music program is right for you
  • 5 reasons the music program is right for you
  • 5 reasons the music program is right for you
  • 5 reasons the music program is right for you

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If you have any questions, please contact us at (731) 881-7402.

 

Music Majors Only

Chancellor's Music Award - $3000 per year

Eligibility: Minimum ACT score of 22 and a 2.75 GPA; Participation in All-State and/or other exemplary musical experiences such as Interlochen, Governor’s School for the Arts, Top Tier DCI or WGI participation, National Youth Orchestra, Significant Soloist Competition Winner, etc. Exceptional audition required.

Honor Music Award - $1500 per year

Eligibility: Minimum ACT score of 22 and a 2.75 GPA; Participation in All Region and/or other honors music experiences may be considered. Excellent audition required.

Legacy Music Scholarships and Awards - Up to $2000 per year

The department of music grants more than 20 named scholarships and awards for outstanding musicians who fit the specific criterion. For more information, please ask the applied studio professor and/or the department chair.

 

Music Majors and Minors Only

Music Service Scholarship - Up to $1000 per year

Eligibility: Acceptance to UT Martin and satisfactory audition required.
Participation in assigned ensembles and/or accompanying for pianists required.

 

Other Financial Resources (All Students Eligible)

Athletic Band Awards - Amount varies

Every student who participates in the Skyhawk Marching Band WILL receive a scholarship.

Departmental Service Positions - $10 per hour - total stipend is based on each position

Service positions are available, including, but not limited to the following areas: photography, video editing, graphic design, social media, and piano accompanying. Applications for service positions open at the beginning of each semester. All music majors and minors are eligible to apply.

Work Study Positions Available - contingent upon FAFSA eligibility

Visit utm.edu/studentemployment for more information.

Academic & Other Scholarships

UT Martin provides more than $32 million in scholarships and grants each year, so make sure to check out these resources!

Scholarship Finder: utm.academicworks.com.

Scholarships for out of state/transfer students: utm.edu/advantage.

 

UTM Martin applications must be submitted no later than February 1 in order to receive full consideration for academic scholarships.

 

Music and Academic Awards may be combined.

Please contact Dr. Julie Hill, Chair, Department of Music at jhill@utm.edu or call 731-881-7418 for more information.

 

Bachelor of Music Degree

The Bachelor of Music curriculum is designed to provide the gifted student with training and knowledge essential for a career in teaching and/or performing or for future graduate work. The major provides a Music Education Option as well as a Performance/Pedagogy Option.

Music Education Option

The option in Music Education provides professional training leading to state licensure to teach music in the public schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. Licensure emphases in Instrumental Music and Vocal/General Music are available. Students who choose this degree program participate in private lessons, small and large ensembles, study concepts in music education and prepare and perform a senior recital. In addition, Music Education students work with mentors in the field in a student-teaching environment to gain practical and first-hand knowledge of teaching in the public schools. Our students, upon graduation, are thoroughly prepared to lead in the field of music education. Many of our graduates with this degree go on to teach middle school and high school music throughout Tennessee or attend graduate school throughout the United States.

To learn more, visit the Music Education Website.

Performance or Pedagogy Option

The performance option includes an emphasis in instrumental, instrumental pedagogy, piano, piano pedagogy, or voice. The Performance Option is limited to those highly talented performers who concentrate a large portion of their time on individual practice and performance. Students enrolled in the Performance or Pedagogy Degree programs take private lessons, participate in ensembles as well as study music theory, history and the pedagogy of their instrument(s). This degree programs aims to train students in all aspects of performance and/or pedagogy to further prepare them to be well-rounded musicians who contribute successfully to the field of music. Many graduates with this degree go on to prestigious graduate schools and/or open private teaching studios.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree is designed for students who desire concentrated study in music as the central part of a broader, liberal-arts based education. The degree provides a significant Music Component, a General Education Core and a Supporting Elective Plan. The Supporting Elective Plan must be developed in conjunction with the faculty and according to the guidelines set forth by the Department of Music. Many students choose to use the Supporting Elective Plan to study a minor field in addition to music. Graduate with this degree are prepared as well-rounded musicians who may go on to perform, teach, attend graduate school or pursue a field outside of music.

 

Elective Plan and Senior Project Forms

The music minor at the University of Tennessee at Martin is intended for students who possess a background in music and wish to continue their study while majoring in another discipline. This program is designed to enhance career opportunities, while increasing students’ skills and knowledge in the areas of performance, music theory, and music history.

 

Acceptance into the Minor in Music program is by audition.

 

The Minor in Music (M-2730) consists of the following:

  • Core Classes (16 hours)
  • Music 108 – Introduction to Technology in Music
  • Music 111 – Masterpieces of Music, or 112 – Music in Our Time, or 113 – Survey of Western Masterpieces and World Music
  • Music 123 – Aural Skills I
  • Music 124 – Aural Skills II
  • Music 131 – Music Theory I
  • Music 132 – Music Theory II
  • Lower-Division Applied Lessons (2 semesters of same instrument/voice)
  • 2 Ensembles (in applied lesson area)
  • 2 Electives (8 hours selected from the following)
    Courses with an MUAP, MUS, or MUED prefix other than private applied lessons.
  • Maximum of two semesters total additional credit in core applied lesson or ensemble.

Note 1: Students must take MUS 113 to use MUS 251 as an elective

Note 2: Music 120 may not be counted towards a minor in music

Note 3: MUAP 110, 310 may not be counted towards a minor in music

 

Total hours required: 24

 

Participation in performance organizations is open to all students regardless of academic major.

 

Music ensembles include the University Singers, New Pacer Singers, Lyric Opera Theatre, Piano Ensemble, Skyhawk Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Pep Bands and Concert Jazz Band as well as Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Ensembles. Scholarships are available by audition for participation in a select few of these ensembles. You can find scholarship and audition information here.

 

The department also houses two chapters of national professional music fraternities: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (men) and Sigma Alpha lota (women). These organizations emphasize professionalism, creativity and service in music.

 

Students receiving degrees other than the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music may not earn more than 30 hours in courses that apply toward the degrees from the Department of Music, that is, courses in the following disciplines: Applied Music (MUAP), Music Education (MUED), Music Ensembles (MUEN), Music (MUS).

 

After you have auditioned and been accepted as a music major or minor, you must take the Music Theory Diagnostic Exam when you come to campus for orientation. This exam is designed to assess your level of mastery in the music theory area in order to place you in the appropriate course: MUS 120 (Fundamentals of Music Theory) or MUS 131 (Music Theory I).


 
Students must take the diagnostic exam in the morning on the day of their scheduled SOAR, since they have to register for the appropriate theory course during the afternoon registration session. Therefore, if they fail the exam, it is not recommended that they retake it. However, if there is an extenuating circumstance or a student missed passing by a small margin on the first attempt and is otherwise academically strong, then the student may request to retake the exam. The coordinator has the discretion to grant or deny these requests. If the student's request is approved, they will be contacted and directed to retake the exam on the Friday of the week of Band Camp.


 
Students who have mastered the concepts covered in the Diagnostic Exam (outlined in the links below) will be allowed to register for MUS 131 – Music Theory I. Students who have not will register for MUS 120 - Fundamentals of Music Theory. Note that MUS 120 does not count towards a degree in music.



For those students who have a substantial music theory background, please contact the Music Theory Coordinator, Dr. Amy Yeung at ayeung@utm.edu or 731-881-7408 for more information on special arrangements.

 

Materials for Preparation:

The text for MUS 120 is Principles of Music by Philip Lambert (Oxford University Press: ISBN 978-0-19-997556-3). This text may be used to prepare for the theory diagnostic exam. (NOTE: Students who do not pass the diagnostic exam will be able to use their copy of the text in the MUS 120 course.)

 

The following website may also be helpful: musictheory.net

 

Happy studying and please feel free to contact us if we can help you with your preparation!