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2024-25 catalog edits in-progress

GAIL BALDWIN, Part-time Instructor, Piano and Choral Accompanist
B.A., Saint Ambrose; M.S., Wisconsin-Platteville

JACOB BANCKS, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Composition, Musicianship
B.M., Wheaton; M.M., Eastman; Ph.D., Chicago

GARY CICCOTELLI, Part-time Instructor, Drum Set
B.M.E., Augustana

MICHELLE CROUCH, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Voice
B.Ch.M., Prairie; B.M., M.M., Alberta; D.M.A., Iowa

DEBORAH DAKIN, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Viola
B.M., New School; M.M., SUNY–Binghamton; D.M.A., Iowa

SHEILA DOAK, Choral Accompanist
B.M., Northwestern

JANINA EHRLICH, Professor, Cello, Music History
B.M., Drake; M.M., Indiana; D.M.A., Iowa

ROBERT ELFLINE, Professor, Piano
B.M., Illinois Wesleyan; M.M., Rice; D.M.A., Cincinnati

MARGARET ELLIS, Professional Faculty-Assistant Professor and Administrative Assistant, Musicianship, Trumpet
B.M., Augustana; M.M., Northwestern

DAWN FARMER, Associate Professor, Music Education, Coordinator of Music Education
B.M.E., Arizona; M.A., Maryland; Ph.D., Arizona State

ERIN FREUND, Part-time Assistant Professor, Harp
B.M., Oberlin; M.M., D.M.A., Northwestern

SASHA GARVER, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Flute
B.M., Colorado; M.M. Cincinnati; D.M.A., Colorado

RANDALL HALL, Professor, Saxophone
B.S., Warner Pacific; M.M., New England; D.M.A., Eastman, Premier Prix-CNR Boulogne-Billancourt

JOHN W. HILDRETH, Gassman Family Professor of Music, Musicology, Ethnomusicology
B.A., Concordia (Fort Wayne); B.Mus., M.M., Roosevelt; Ph.D., Northwestern

BENJAMIN HOLMES, Part-time instructor, Augustana Concert Chorale
B.M.E., M.M.E., Illinois

MAUREEN HOLMES, Adjunct Instructor, Voice
B.M., Drake University; M.M., Westminster Choir

JON HURTY, Henry Veld Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, Augustana Choir, Conducting
B.A., Bethany; M.A., California State–Northridge; D.M.A., Illinois

SONJA HURTY, Adjunct Instructor, Voice, Choral Tour Manager
B.A., Bethany; M.A., California State–Northridge

SAMANTHA KEEHN, Continuing Lecturer-Assistant Professor, Low Brass
B.M., Texas Tech; M.M., Baylor; D.M.A., Colorado

MATTHEW KOWALCZYK, Instructor, Bassoon
B.M.E., Illinois State; M.M., Arizona

CYNTHIA LAMBRECHT, Part-time Instructor, Oboe
B.M., Illinois State; M.M., Indiana

JAMES LAMBRECHT, Professor, Co-Chair, Director of Bands, Augustana Symphonic Band, Trumpet, Conducting
B.M., Wisconsin–Whitewater; M.M., D.M., Indiana

JOEL LINSCHEID, Visiting Assistant Professor, Augustana Jazz Ensemble, Improvisation
B.A., Bethel; M.M., Colorado; D.M.A., New England

PATRICK MCNALLY, Visiting Assistant Professor, Opera and Voice
B.F.A, Carnegie Mellon; M.M. New England Conservatory; D.M.A., Nebraska-Lincoln

SETH MCKNIGHT, Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Education
B.M., M.M., Ph.D., North Carolina

ELIZABETH MATERA, Part-time Assistant Professor, Clarinet, Instrumental Tour Manager
B.M.E., Iowa; M.M., D.M.A., Catholic

CHRISTOPHER NELSON, College Organist, Organ
B.A. Bethany College; M.S.M., Luther Seminary

TONY OLIVER, Continuing Lecturer-Associate Professor, Percussion, Concert Band
B.M., M.A., Iowa; D.M.A., Rutgers

RANDY POBANZ, Part-time Instructor, Guitar
B.A., M.M., Southern Illinois

SANGEETHA RAYAPATI, Professor, Voice
B.M., Valparaiso; M.M., D.M.A., Minnesota

CHARLES SCHMIDT, Continuing Lecturer-Assistant Professor, Piano, Class Piano, Musicianship
B.A., M.M., Missouri-Kansas City; D.M.A., Michigan State

AMANDA SHERRILL, Professional Faculty- Assistant Professor, Staff Accompanist, Piano
B.M., Stetson; M.M., D.M.A., Arizona State

SAM STAPLETON, Visiting Assistant Professor, Orchestra
B.M., North Carolina; M.A., M.F.A., D.M.A., Iowa

SUSAN E. STONE, Professor, Violin, Musicianship
B.M., Valparaiso; M.M., Northwestern; D.M.A., Southern California

RACHEL VICKERS, Part-time Instructor, Voice
B.M., Wartburg; M.M., Minnesota

MIKE WHITE, Part-time Assistant Professor, Double Bass
B.M., Illinois State; M.A., D.M.A., Iowa

MICHAEL ZEMEK, Professor, Music Education, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble
B.M., Gustavus Adolphus; M.M., St. Cloud; Ed.D., Illinois

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Music

See Music Department Handbook for specific requirements.

Students are not permitted to double major in more than one music major. Therefore, students desiring to emphasize more than one music program are encouraged to choose one major and opt for one of the music minors (i.e. Minor in Composition, Minor in Jazz, or Minor in Performance)

MAJOR IN MUSIC. 44 credits, including 17 credits in 110, 111, 112/112L, 211/211L, 212/212L; 12 credits in 300, 311, 312; 3 credits in 450, 451; 8 credits in one area of applied vocal or instrumental lessons; and 2 credits in applied piano or 4 credits in class piano. Ensemble requirements: eight terms participation. Non-credit requirements: Improvisation, Recital Attendance and Piano Proficiency.

 

PRE-MUSIC THERAPY (advising track). Same requirements as Major in Music degree plus additional coursework including conducting (MUSC-360, MUSC-361), class voice (MUSC-103) or applied voice (MULS-100-VC), applied guitar (MULS-100-GTR), Basic Instrumental Techniques (EDMU-121), General Music Methods and Materials (EDMU 386), psychology courses (PSYC-100, PSYC-216, PSYC-220, PSYC-240, PSYC-412), and Human Anatomy (BIOL-351). Augustana’s Pre-Music Therapy program prepares students for an equivalency or completion program in Music Therapy after graduation. For more detailed information, please consult the Music Department Handbook.

MINOR IN MUSIC. 21 credits, including 9 credits in 110, 111, 112/112L; 8 credits from 300, 302, 311, 312, 315, 316 or 317; and 4 credits in one area of applied vocal or instrumental lessons. Ensemble requirements: 4 terms participation. Non-credit requirement: Recital Attendance.

MINOR IN JAZZ. 21 credits, including 9 credits in 110, 111, 112/112L; 4 credits in 317; 2 credits in 220; and 6 credits in applied jazz improvisation lessons. Ensemble requirements: 4 terms participation in Jazz Ensemble or Jazz Combo. Non-credit requirement: Recital Attendance.

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Music Performance

See Music Department Handbook for specific requirements

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. 62 credits, including 17 credits in 110, 111, 112/112L, 211/211L, 212/212L; 12 credits in 300, 311, 312; 4 credits from 315, 316, 317 or 480; 2 credits in 363, 364; 4 credits in 360; 2 credits in 390, 490; 3 credits 450, 451; 14 credits in one area of applied instrumental lessons; and 2 credits in applied piano or 4 credits in class piano. Ensemble requirements: eight terms participation. Non-credit requirements: Improvisation, Recital Attendance and Piano Proficiency.

PIANO. 62 credits, including 17 credits in 110, 111, 112/112L, 211/211L, 212/212L; 12 credits in 300, 311, 312; 4 credits from 315, 316, 317 or 480; 4 credits in 321, 322; 4 credits in 360; 2 credits in 390, 490; 3 credits 450, 451; 14 credits in applied piano lessons; and 2 credits in minor applied vocal or instrumental lessons. Ensemble requirements: eight terms participation. Non-credit requirements: Improvisation, Recital Attendance and Piano Proficiency.

VOICE. 64 credits, including 17 credits in 110, 111, 112/112L, 211/211L, 212/212L; 12 credits in 300, 311, 312; 4 credits from 315, 316, 317 or 480; 4 credits in 323, 325; 4 credits in 360; 2 credits in 390, 490; 3 credits 450, 451; 14 credits in applied voice lessons; and 2 credits in applied piano or 4 credits in class piano. Ensemble requirements: eight terms participation. Non-credit requirements: Improvisation, Recital Attendance and Piano Proficiency.

MINOR IN PERFORMANCE. 26 credits, including 9 credits in 110, 111, 112/112L; 4 credits from 300, 311, 312, 315, 316, or 317; 12 credits in one area of applied vocal or instrumental lessons; 1 credit 490. Ensemble requirements: 4 terms participation. Non-credit requirement: Recital Attendance.

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Music Composition

See Music Department Handbook for specific requirements

MAJOR IN COMPOSITION. 67 credits, including 17 credits in 110, 111, 112/112L, 211/211L, 212/212L; 12 credits in 300, 311, 312; 6 credits in 225, 320, 330; 4 credits in 360; 1 credit in 490; 3 credits 450, 451; 12 credits in applied composition lessons; 5 credits in one area of applied vocal or instrumental lessons; 1 credit of applied electronic music lessons; and 2 credits in applied piano or 4 credits in class piano;. Ensemble requirements: eight terms participation. Non-credit requirements: Improvisation, Recital Attendance and Piano Proficiency.

MINOR IN COMPOSITION. 25 credits, including 9 credits in 110, 111, 112/112L; 4 credits from 312; 6 credits in 225, 320, 330; and 6 credits in applied composition lessons. Ensemble requirements: 4 terms participation. Non-credit requirement: Recital Attendance.

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Music Education

Music students who successfully complete the music education degree and meet Illinois State requirements will be recommended for a Professional Educator License endorsed in K-12 music.

See Department of Education and the Department of Music Handbook for specific requirements.

CONCENTRATION IN VOCAL MUSIC EDUCATION. 92 credits, including 17 credits in MUSC 110, 111, 112/112L, 211/211L, 212/212L; 12 credits in MUSC 300, 311, 312; 8 credits in MUSC 360, 361; 7 credits of applied voice, and 2 credits in applied piano or 4 credits in class piano. Music education sequence includes 15 credits in EDMU 120, 250, 330, 386, 387; 4 credits in vocal methods MUSC 323, 325; and 25 professional education credits in EDUC 301, 340, 411, 422, 450 and INTR-EDA92 (Senior Inquiry met in EDUC 422, 450, and INTR-EDA92). Ensemble requirement: seven terms participation. Non-credit requirements: Improvisation, Recital Attendance and Piano Proficiency. Supporting courses required for licensure include psychology.

CONCENTRATION IN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATION. 92 credits, including 17 credits in MUSC 110, 111, 112/112L, 211/211L, 212/212L; 12 credits in MUSC 300, 311, 312; 8 credits in MUSC 360, 361; 7 credits in one area of applied instrumental lessons, and 2 credits in applied piano or 4 credits in class piano. Music education sequence includes 19 credits in EDMU 121, 250, 330, 386, 387; 4 credits in instrumental methods chosen from EDMU 272, 273, 274, 275 (required for orchestra majors), 276; and 25 professional education credits in EDUC 301, 340, 411, 422, 450 and INTR-EDA92 (Senior Inquiry met in EDUC 422, 450, and INTR-EDA92). Ensemble requirement: seven terms participation. Non-credit requirements: Improvisation, Recital Attendance and Piano Proficiency. Supporting courses required for licensure include psychology.

Music Education Major Extended Credit Program

To meet state licensure standards, Augustana students pursuing a major in an education field are eligible to participate in an annual extended credit program.

All Augustana students are allowed to take up to 34 credits each academic year under the Augustana tuition plan. Students who enroll in an education major are allowed to enroll in an additional four credits per year (38 total) with full time tuition with full time enrollment for two semesters (J-term credits included in tuition and J-term credits count toward the 38 for the year).

To participate in this program, students must:

  • submit completed paperwork to declare a major in education no later than week six of spring semester in their first year;
  • meet with their education advisor every term prior to registration;
  • register within all published deadlines and continuously pursue coursework for their education major in order to maintain progress toward a degree;

Credits must be used within an academic year and do not roll over year to year. Students who exceed 38 credits, will be responsible for the associated overload fees. [Schedule of Student Charges] Students who do not meet the above criteria each year do not qualify for the additional credits.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

General Music Courses (MUSC)

Music Education (EDMU)

Applied Lessons (MULS)

Additional fees for lessons above and beyond tuition will be charged according to the lesson fees noted in the Schedule of Student Charges. One credit is given for each half-hour weekly lesson, two credits for two half-hour weekly lessons. Four levels of instruction are offered: 100-first-year level; 200 second-year level; 300 third-year level; and 400 fourth-year level. Instruction is given in the following: Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Electric Bass, Electronic Music, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Harpsichord, Horn, Improvisation, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Drum Set, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice, Conducting, Composition.

Chamber Music (MUCH)

Students may register for chamber ensembles for credit or participation. First-year students register at the 100-level, sophomores at the 200-level, juniors at the 300-level and seniors at the 400-level.

MUCH-100, MUCH-200, MUCH-300, MUCH-400 Chamber Brass
MUCH-301, MUCH-401 Junior Chamber Recital Preparation
MUCH-102, MUCH-202, MUCH-302, MUCH-402 Clarinet Choir
MUCH-103, MUCH-203, MUCH-303, MUCH-403 Flute Choir
MUCH-104, MUCH-204, MUCH-304, MUCH-404 World Hand Drumming
MUCH-105, MUCH-205, MUCH-305, MUCH-405 Percussion Ensemble
MUCH-106, MUCH-206, MUCH-306, MUCH-406 Chamber Piano
MUCH-107, MUCH-207, MUCH-307, MUCH-407 Chamber String
MUCH-108, MUCH-208, MUCH-308, MUCH-408 Chamber Woodwind
MUCH-109, MUCH-209, MUCH-309, MUCH-409 Jazz Combo
MUCH-110, MUCH-210, MUCH-310, MUCH-410 Chamber Improvisation
MUCH-111, MUCH-112, MUCH-113, MUCH-114 Horn Choir

Course descriptions

Ensemble (MUEN)

Students qualifying for the following ensembles have the option of earning 1 credit each semester, or for participation for no credit. First-year students register at the 100-level, sophomores at the 200-level, juniors at the 300-level and seniors at the 400-level.

MUEN-100, MUEN-200, MUEN-300, MUEN-400 Augustana Choir
MUEN-101, MUEN-201, MUEN-301, MUEN-401 Chamber Singers
MUEN-102, MUEN-202, MUEN-302, MUEN-402 Augustana Concert Chorale
MUEN-103, MUEN-203, MUEN-303, MUEN-403 Augustana Concert Band
MUEN-104, MUEN-204, MUEN-304, MUEN-404 Augustana Jazz Ensemble
MUEN-105, MUEN-205, MUEN-305, MUEN-405 Jazz Lab Band
MUEN-106, MUEN-206, MUEN-306, MUEN-406 Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble
MUEN-107, MUEN-207, MUEN-307, MUEN-407 Opera @Augustana
MUEN-108, MUEN-208. MUEN-308, MUEN-408 Augustana Symphony Orchestra
MUEN-109, MUEN-209, MUEN-309, MEUN-409 Augustana Symphonic Band
MUEN-110, MUEN-210, MUEN-310, MUEN-410 Augustana Academic Chorus
MUEN-111, MUEN-211, MUEN-311, MUEN-411 Wennerberg Chorus
MUEN-113, MUEN-213, MUEN-313, MUEN-413 Augustana Chamber Orchestra
MUEN-114, MUEN-214, MUEN-314, MUEN-414, SMI Lab Ensemble

Course descriptions

 

Nina Ehrlich

Alumnus premieres cello piece in honor of Dr. Ehrlich's 45 years

Grant Estes '21, commemorating Dr. Janina Ehrlich's 45 years of service at Augustana, will premiere "The Quarrel Between Winter and Summer," composed by faculty member Dr. Jacob Bancks, on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m., in Wallenberg Hall (on the second floor of Denkmann Memorial Building).

John Hildreth

Dr. John Hildreth receives ‘I Have A Dream’ Award

Dr. John Hildreth had no idea he was going to be honored at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center’s 41st annual Memorial Service and Award Ceremony.

Rehearsal room

Take a look! Bergendoff Hall transformed

The $11.2 million transformation of Bergendoff Hall is complete. Students and faculty are taking advantage of the new and updated spaces, including Larson Hall, the piano lab, ensemble rehearsal hall, practice rooms, Hamann Concert Hall and more.