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Dr. Foster has taught at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas and Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and comes to High Point after serving as the Director of Worship Arts Ministries at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mississippi and as the Artistic Director of the Mississippi Chorus.   Dr. Foster received a Doctor of Music Arts degree (DMA) in Choral Conducting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Sacred Music degree (MSM) from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree (BM Ed) in Choral Conducting and Voice from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.   Dr. Foster has served as the Research and Standards Chair for College/University Choirs for the North Carolina American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and has served as the Music in Worship Chair for the Mississippi chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Foster has lectured, conducted clinics, workshops, and honor-choir events internationally in Prague, Czech Republic; York, England; and Vienna, Austria; and nationally throughout Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Dr Foster was the conductor for the 9th/10th grade North Carolina All-State Chorus in May, 2015.   His choirs have been honored to perform solo concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York; recent conference and convention performances include being the featured collegiate choir performing at the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) Conference in 2013; the regional conference of the College Music Society (CMS) in March 2015; the North Carolina American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Conference in September, 2015 and 2018; the Southern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Chattanooga, TN in March, 2016; and was honored to be one of the featured collegiate choirs at the Quadrennial General Conference of the United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon in May, 2016. January through May 2017, Dr Foster and a choral ensemble from High Point University spent the semester in Prague, Czech Republic, studying and performing concerts and recitals throughout Europe. The HPU Chamber Singers have also been featured on several compact disc recordings from Hinshaw Music Inc., and have been honored to premier choral works by Dan Forrest, Richard Waters, James Green, David Schwoebel, and others.   His church choirs have appeared at such venues as the Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church of South Georgia, the dedication service for the Mississippi United Methodist Bishop, Hope Morgan Ward, and the Annual Conferences of the Mississippi United Methodist Church. His youth choirs have been featured at events for the William Winter Institute on Racial Reconciliation and the Annual Civil Rights Pilgrimage of United States Congressmen and Congresswomen to Mississippi.   Dr. Foster is the proud father of Michael and Pearson, who attend Ledford High School in Davidson County and is married to Dr. Catheryn Shaw Foster, professor and coordinator of Music Education at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. 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Dr. Meixner is also the Founder, Executive Director and Conductor of the North Carolina Brass Band, a professional ensemble comprised of many of the finest brass players and percussionists in North Carolina. He also serves as principal euphonium of the Piedmont Wind Symphony, a professional wind symphony based in Winston-Salem, NC.   Dr. Meixner has a national reputation as both a conductor and performer with several professional and university ensembles, and has been a featured euphonium soloist and chamber musician at many national and international music conferences and festivals. In addition, Dr. Meixner has numerous recordings to his credit, including roles as conductor, soloist, and chamber musician.   Dr. Meixner’s career as a euphonium soloist and chamber musician is highlighted by his album, “Praxis” – music for euphonium and percussion, released on the Potenza Music label. This album includes works for euphonium with percussion ensemble and euphonium/percussion duo. Music on the recording includes the compositions and percussion virtuosity of Dr. Nathan Daughtrey.   Dr. Meixner has held the position of Assistant Conductor of the River City Brass, where he played euphonium full time for six years. Dr. Meixner has been featured with the RCB on several performances, both as a euphoniumist and conductor. In addition to his duties with the RCB, Dr. Meixner played euphonium and trombone for several years with the River Bottom Quartet, a diverse low brass chamber group composed of River City Brass members. Other chamber ensemble activity includes playing euphonium in Tubas In The Sun, a quartet of tuba and euphonium talent in central North Carolina. Dr. Meixner has previously served on the faculties of UNC-Greensboro, Slippery Rock University, the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman’s University. He also served as the Euphonium Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, where he completed a DMA in Euphonium Performance.   Dr. Meixner has been active promoting and commissioning new music for the euphonium, including several pieces for euphonium and percussion on his album “Praxis”. Other commissions include the 2010 composition for euphonium and wind ensemble, “Cri de Coeur”, by renowned American composer Libby Larsen.   In addition to “Praxis”, Dr. Meixner can also be heard on numerous other recordings, including his previously released solo album, “Genesis”, and on the River Bottom Quartet’s album, “In Too Deep”, both of which received glowing reviews.   Brian Meixner is a Willson Performing Artist. www.brianmeixner.com [post_title] => Brian Meixner [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => brian-meixner [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-08-09 15:00:08 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-08-09 19:00:08 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.highpoint.edu/?p=97479 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => faculty-staff [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 98220 [post_author] => 53 [post_date] => 2021-06-03 16:24:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-06-03 20:24:58 [post_content] => Dr. Wei Jiao joined the Department of Music Faculty at HPU as an Assistant Professor of Piano.  Dr. Jiao has served as a faculty member, collaborate pianist, and music instructor at Queens University of Charlotte, Catawba College, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  Passionate about teaching, music education and community service, she has maintained private studios in Charlotte, Greensboro, and for the Catawba Community Music Program in Salisbury while also teaching at UNCG’s Summer Music Camp.   Dr. Jiao received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied with Dr. Andrew Willis, the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Syracuse University under Steven Heyman, and the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degree from Columbus State University, where her mentor was Dr. Betty Anne Diaz.   As a versatile soloist and devoted chamber musician, Dr. Jiao has given performances in a variety of venues nationally and internationally including North Carolina, Ohio, New York, Georgia, Maine and China.  In recent years, she regularly performs in solo and duet recitals partnering with her husband, Jacob Hahn, in local and regional concert series and at major universities including the Piedmont Artist Series, the Catawba Artist Series, High Point University, Capital University, Youngstown State University, Queens University of Charlotte, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  In 2015, she had the opportunity to perform on Vladimir Horowitz’s legendary Steinway & Sons Model D piano at the piano faculty concert at Queens University of Charlotte.  Previously, Jiao was awarded the Grand Prize in the UNCG Student Artist Concerto Competition, and performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra.  Jiao also won the concerto competition at Columbus State University resulting in a performance with the university orchestra.  She received the Alternate prize in the Young Artist Piano Competition of the Georgia Music Teachers Association, first prize scholarship from the Atlanta Music Club, and was awarded the Young Artist Fellowship from Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Summer Festival in Maine.   Through the UNCG Summer Fellowship Grant, Jiao was able to research contemporary Chinese piano music in China.  Including a personal interview with Pulitzer Prize of Music Winner Dr. Zhou Long, Jiao’s doctoral dissertation focused on the exploration of Chinese and Western Elements in contemporary Chinese composer Zhou Long’s works for solo piano.   Dr. Jiao is affiliated with numerous professional organizations including the College Music Society and Music Teacher’s National Association.  She has adjudicated local and state level piano competitions, auditions, and piano contest-festivals for the NCMTA, The Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum, and the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs.  She presented the lecture “Piano Pedagogy Around the Globe” with Russian and American colleagues at the NCMTA conference.  Actively promoting piano duet repertoire to local piano teachers, Dr. Jiao and her husband gave a lecture recital on elementary and intermediate piano duet music for Greensboro Music Teacher’s Association.   Born in Shenyang, Liaoning, People’s Republic of China, Jiao began her piano training at the age of five, and continued her professional piano and musical training at the music conservatory in her hometown.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China.  She came to the United States in 2003 as the recipient of the full scholarship Woodruff Award from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. 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Concert work includes Requiem by Brahms, Mozart, and Fauré, Handel Messiah, John Adams The Wound Dresser, Berlioz L’enfance du Christ, and Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs and Dona Nobis PacemRecently he performed A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration and Independence Day Tour with North Carolina Symphony, Holiday Pops with the Lansing Symphony, Hercules in Patrick Morganelli’s Hercules v. Vampires with North Carolina Opera, and a workshop performance of Scott Wheeler’s The Sorrows of Frederick with the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York City. Other recent performances include Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri with Piedmont Opera, Peter (Father) in Hansel & Gretel with Greensboro Opera, From Classical to Broadway and Rob Kapilow’s The Polar Express with the North Carolina Symphony, the Fox 8/Old Dominion Holiday Triad Concert with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Pangle and Monroe in the North Carolina debut of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain (based on the Charles Frazier novel), and a solo recital of original compositions by J. Mark Scearce at the historic Municipal House in Prague.   Dr. MacLeod is Associate Professor of Voice at High Point University, where he provides individual voice training, teaches opera and musical theatre techniques, and serves as music director for HPU opera and musical theatre productions. He has led several student performance tours in Costa Rica as part of the Centro Cultural Costarricense/Norteamericano “Promising Artists of the 21st Century” program, and he was HPU faculty leader for the Prague Institute in spring semester 2015. He spent two summers as a guest artist/lecturer in China and was awarded an honorary faculty post at Shaoguan University (Guangdong, China) in 2017. He also serves as chorus master for North Carolina Opera. He holds degrees from Northwestern University, Florida State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 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Initially a jazz singer, Burrows switched to the classical genre to further her vocal studies culminating in numerous vocal awards: a winner in the Oralia Dominguez International Opera competition in Mexico, a finalist in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera competition where she was also voted the “Outstanding Future Artist” award, the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award recipient and the Outstanding Achievement award at USC in Los Angeles. She has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Santa Fe Orchestra, Boston Pops and Symphony, Tanglewood Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Phoenix Chamber Orchestra and Pops, New Jersey Symphony, June Opera Festival of New Jersey, Eugene Opera, New York Repertory Theater, Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra, Oxford Symphony Orchestra and Oregon Bach Festival. Some of the conductors she has worked with include; Seiji Ozawa, Helmuth Rilling, Marin Alsop, John Williams, Gunther Schuller and the late, great Leonard Bernstein.   Chosen twice as a Vocal Fellow at Tanglewood Music Festival, she established a long standing relationship with Leonard Bernstein touring with him through Europe and Russia for his 70th birthday gala year. It was Bernstein that invited her to substitute for an ill Christa Ludwig, performing his Jeremiah Symphony at Tanglewood leading to future performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Pops.   Though Burrows is known predominantly for her recital and symphonic works, she is equally at home on the opera stage. Some of her more notable opera roles include; Rosina, Dorabella, Maddelena , Cenerentola, Nancy (Albert Herring), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Sesto, Baba (The Medium) and Helen Potts (Picnic/World Premier 2009).   Her reviews have called her “the next Janet Baker” (Albuquerque Journal), “hauntingly beautiful voice” (Eugene Register Guard), “Praiseworthy vocalism…” (New York Times), and referring to her opera performance of Rossini’s Cenerentola, the New Jersey Star Ledger stated “the role is hers forever!”   Burrows received her B.M. from the University of Oregon after studying abroad at the Guildhall School of Music in London. She was a student of mentor, Arleen Augér and coached exclusively with Gwen Koldofsky at the University of Southern California where she pursued her M.M. In 2006, Burrows returned to academia and received her DMA at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. In addition to teaching at High Point University, Dr. Burrows is a performing artist and member of the voice faculty at SongFest International Music Festival in Los Angeles. Many of her students have won voice competitions at the state, regional and national levels. 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Turner also teaches courses in the General Education curriculum, the Honors Scholar program, and the Service Learning program.   Turner’s scholarship has been published in the Indiana Theory ReviewVirginia Review of Asian Studies, and Music Theory Online, and has focused on Schenkerian theory, scholarship of teaching and learning, and the music of Isang Yun. His current research concerns traditional and popular music of Japan, with a focus on the shamisen. From 2014-2017, he served as the President of the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter and he also performs regularly as a cellist, in collaboration with pianist Mayumi Osada. 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Associate Professor of Music- Instrumental
Associate Professor of Voice Director of Vocal Studies

Expanding Horizons

The Department of Music is committed to fostering the creativity of all students by increasing the breadth of their musical knowledge and experience Our unique curriculum integrates theory and practice, encouraging students to see the connections between their individual study, participation in ensembles, and course work. In its commitment to breadth, the Department provides many opportunities for study and performance abroad, hosts an annual international piano competition, and houses an active student chapter of the College Music Society. High Point students also interact with a wide range of guest artists, including prestigious scholars, professional health clinicians, and performers from the international concert, opera, music theater, jazz, and popular music stages.

Focused Curriculum

Throughout their time at High Point, students work with internationally recognized performing artists, and may participate in a wide variety of ensembles. Our faculty regularly mentor unique and innovative student projects in both research and performance. After building a foundation in basic musical literacy, students complete a four-semester Musicianship curriculum that integrates music theory, history, literature and aural skills. These courses illustrate the development of music in an organic and holistic manner, and incorporate analytical and historical projects related to the students solo and ensemble repertoire. In their later study, students may explore a variety of topics in the discipline in order to tailor their education to their individual interests.

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For more information, contact Dr. Marc Foster, chair of the Department of Music, mfoster@highpoint.edu, 336-841-4551.

Course Requirements 2020/2021
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Minor in Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 50
University Core Requirements 50
Electives 28
Total 128
Minor in Music
Minor Requirements Credits
Course Requirements 22
Total 22
Requirements for B.A. in Music
Requirements for Minor in Music
Requirements for B.A. in Music
Course Course Title Credits
MUS 1001 Aural Skills I 1*
MUS 1002 Music Theory I 2
MUS 1101 Aural Skills I 1**
MUS 1102 Music Theory II 2
MUS 2001 Musicianship I: Music Theory/History of Medieval – Renaissance 4
MUS 2101 Musicianship II: Music Theory/History of Baroque – Classical 4
MUS 3000 Musicianship III: Music Theory/History of the Romantic Era 4
MUS 3100 Musicianship IV: Music Theory/History of the 20th & 21st Centuries 4
Requirements for B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Voice (50 credits)
Theory/History/Aural Skills from the list above (22)

Ensemble (6)
Choose six credits from the following:
MUS 1300 Chamber Singers 1
MUS 1310 University Singers 1
MUS 1311 Women’s Chorus 1
MUS 1320 Chapel Choir 1
Primary Instrument (8)
MUS 1200 Voice Lessons 2
MUS 2200 Voice Lessons 2
MUS 3200 Voice Lessons 2
MUS 4200 Voice Lessons 2
Performance Studies (8)
MUS 1400 Diction for Singers I 2
MUS 2400 Diction for Singers II 2
Choose 2 courses from the following
MUS 3400 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUS 3410 Conducting I 2
MUS 3540 Musical Theater Literature 2
MUS 4400 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy and Literature 2
MUS 4410 Conducting II 2
MUS 4430 Group Vocal Technique 2
Requirements for B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Piano or Organ (50 credits)
Theory/History/Aural Skills from the following list (22)
MUS 1001 Aural Skills I 1*
MUS 1002 Music Theory I 2
MUS 1101 Aural Skills I 1**
MUS 1102 Music Theory II 2
MUS 2001 Musicianship I: Music Theory/History of Medieval – Renaissance 4
MUS 2101 Musicianship II: Music Theory/History of Baroque – Classical 4
MUS 3000 Musicianship III: Music Theory/History of the Romantic Era 4
MUS 3100 Musicianship IV: Music Theory/History of the 20th & 21st Centuries 4
Ensemble (6)
Choose six credits from the following:
MUS 1300 Chamber Singers 1
MUS 1310 University Singers 1
MUS 1311 Women’s Chorus 1
MUS 1320 Chapel Choir 1
MUS 1335 Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 1340 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUS 1341 Jazz Ensemble 1
Primary Instrument (8)
MUS 1210 Piano Lessons 2
MUS 2210 Piano Lessons 2
MUS 3210 Piano Lessons 2
MUS 4210 Piano Lessons 2
or
MUS 1220 Organ Lessons 2
MUS 2220 Organ Lessons 2
MUS 3220 Organ Lessons 2
MUS 4220 Organ Lessons 2
Performance Studies (8)
MUS 3430 Piano Pedagogy and Literature 4
Choose 2 courses from the following:
MUS 1400 Diction for Singers I 2
MUS 2400 Diction for Singers II 2
MUS 3400 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUS 3410 Conducting I 2
MUS 3420 Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy 2
MUS 3540 Musical Theater Literature 2
MUS 4400 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy and Literature 2
MUS 4410 Conducting II 2
MUS 4430 Group Vocal Technique 2
Requirements for B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Instrumental Studies (50 credits)
Theory/History/Aural Skills from the following list (22)
MUS 1001 Aural Skills I 1*
MUS 1002 Music Theory I 2
MUS 1101 Aural Skills I 1**
MUS 1102 Music Theory II 2
MUS 2001 Musicianship I: Music Theory/History of Medieval – Renaissance 4
MUS 2101 Musicianship II: Music Theory/History of Baroque – Classical 4
MUS 3000 Musicianship III: Music Theory/History of the Romantic Era 4
MUS 3100 Musicianship IV: Music Theory/History of the 20th & 21st Centuries 4
Ensemble (6)
Choose six credits from the following:
‡ Required of string majors.
^ Credit given to guitar majors only.
MUS 1331 University Band 1
MUS 1335 Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 1337 University Orchestra 1‡
MUS 1341 Jazz Ensemble 1^
Primary Instrument (8)
MUS 12XX Instrumental Lessons 2
MUS 22XX Instrumental Lessons 2
MUS 32XX Instrumental Lessons 2
MUS 42XX Instrumental Lessons 2
Performance Studies (8)
MUS 3420 Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy 2
MUS 4830 Career in Music Seminar 1
Choose five credits from the following:
MUS 3410 Conducting I 2
MUS 4410 Conducting II 2
Small Instrumental Ensemble:
MUS 1340 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUS 1341 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 1342 String Quartet 1
MUS 1343 Flute Ensemble 1
MUS 1344 Brass Ensemble 1
MUS 1345 Clarinet Choir 1
MUS 1346 Brass Quintet 1
MUS 1347 Cello Ensemble 1
MUS 1348 Saxophone Ensemble 1
MUS 1349 Guitar Ensemble 1
Course Descriptions
Notes:
* This course is a co-requisite with MUS 1002.
** This course is a co-requisite with MUS 1102.

Departmental Electives (6)
In addition, each B.A. Voice major must complete:
• Half recital at the 3000 level.
• Full recital at the 4000 level.
• Keyboard proficiency exam.
• Concert attendance as outlined in the Music Student Handbook.
Requirements for Minor in Music
Course Course Title Credits
MUS 1001 Aural Skills I 1*
MUS 1002 Music Theory I 2
MUS 1101 Aural Skills I 1**
MUS 1102 Music Theory II 2
Requirements for Minor in Music with a Concentration in Voice (22 credits)
Theory/History/Aural Skills from the list above (6)

Ensemble (4)
Choose six credits from the following:
MUS 1300 Chamber Singers 1
MUS 1310 University Singers 1
MUS 1311 Women’s Chorus 1
MUS 1320 Chapel Choir 1
Primary Instrument (4)
MUS 1200 Voice Lessons 2
MUS 2200 Voice Lessons 2
Performance Studies (4)
MUS 1400 Diction for Singers I 2
Choose 1 course from the following:
MUS 2400 Diction for Singers II 2
MUS 3400 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUS 3410 Conducting I 2
MUS 4400 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy and Vocal Literature 2
MUS 3540 Musical Theater Literature 2
MUS 4410 Conducting II 2
MUS 4430 Group Vocal Technique 2
Departmental Electives (4) Course Descriptions
MUS 1001 Aural Skills I 1*
MUS 1002 Music Theory I 2
MUS 1101 Aural Skills I 1**
MUS 1102 Music Theory II 2
Ensemble (4)
Choose six credits from the following:
MUS 1300 Chamber Singers 1
MUS 1310 University Singers 1
MUS 1311 Women’s Chorus 1
MUS 1320 Chapel Choir 1
MUS 1335 Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 1340 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUS 1341 Jazz Ensemble 1
Primary Instrument (4)
MUS 1210 Piano Lessons 2
MUS 2210 Piano Lessons 2
or
MUS 1220 Organ Lessons 2
MUS 2220 Organ Lessons 2
Performance Studies (6)
MUS 3430 Piano Pedagogy and Literature 4
Choose one course from the following:
MUS 1400 Diction for Singers I 2
MUS 2400 Diction for Singers II 2
MUS 3400 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUS 3410 Conducting I 2
MUS 3420 Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy 2
MUS 3540 Musical Theatre Literature 2
MUS 4500 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy and Literature 2
MUS 4410 Conducting II 2
MUS 4430 Group Vocal Technique 2
Requirements for the Minor in Music with a Concentration in Piano or Organ (22 credits
MUS 1001 Aural Skills I 1*
MUS 1002 Music Theory I 2
MUS 1101 Aural Skills I 1**
MUS 1102 Music Theory II 2
Ensemble (4) Choose four credits from the following:
MUS 1300 Chamber Singers 1
MUS 1310 University Singers 1
MUS 1311 Women’s Chorus 1
MUS 1320 Chapel Choir 1
MUS 1335 Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 1340 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUS 1341 Jazz Ensemble 1
Primary Instrument (4)
MUS 1210 Piano Lessons 2
MUS 2210 Piano Lessons 2
or
MUS 1220 Organ Lessons 2
MUS 2220 Organ Lessons 2
Performance Studies (6)
MUS 3430 Piano Pedagogy and Literature 4
Choose one course from the following:
MUS 1400 Diction for Singers I 2
MUS 2400 Diction for Singers II 2
MUS 3400 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUS 3410 Conducting I 2
MUS 3420 Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy 2
MUS 3540 Musical Theatre Literature 2
MUS 4500 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy and Literature 2
MUS 4410 Conducting II 2
MUS 4430 Group Vocal Technique 2
Requirements for the Minor in Music with a Concentration in Instrumental Studies (22 credits)
MUS 1001 Aural Skills I 1*
MUS 1002 Music Theory I 2
MUS 1101 Aural Skills I 1**
MUS 1102 Music Theory II 2
Ensemble (4)
MUS 1331 University Band 1
MUS 1335 Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 1337 University Orchestra 1‡
MUS 1341 Jazz Ensemble 1^
Primary Instrument (4)
MUS 12XX Instrumental Lessons 2
MUS 22XX Instrumental Lessons 2
Performance Studies (4)
MUS 3420 Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy 2
Choose two credits from the following:
MUS 3410 Conducting I 2
MUS 4410 Conducting II 2
Small Instrumental Ensemble:
MUS 1340 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUS 1341 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 1342 String Quartet 1
MUS 1343 Flute Ensemble 1
MUS 1344 Brass Ensemble 1
MUS 1345 Clarinet Choir 1
MUS 1346 Brass Quintet 1
MUS 1347 Cello Ensemble 1
MUS 1348 Saxophone Ensemble 1
MUS 1349 Guitar Ensemble 1
Requirements for the Minor in Musical Theatre (20 credits)*
THE 1100 Theatre Participation 2**
THE 1200 Fundamentals of Acting 4
MUS 1350 Musical Theatre Scenes 2**
THE 2250 Intermediate Acting 4
THE 2420. Jazz Dance Jazz Dance 4
THE 2450 Tap 4
MUS 3540 Musical Theatre Literature 2
MUS 3600 Musical Theatre History 2
* This curriculum is for Music majors only. An alternative curriculum for Theatre majors may be found in the Department of Theatre and Dance section of this Bulletin. ** 1 credit per semester for two semester
Notes:
* This course is a co-requisite with MUS 1002.
** This course is a co-requisite with MUS 1102.
Career Opportunities
Music majors at High Point University receive practical training through performance, research, competition and internships. Here is a sample of what some of our graduates are doing now:
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With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the…

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary…

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary…

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary…

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Study Abroad
At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year. Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.
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