Department of The Greatbatch School of Musicview dept. website http://www.houghton.edu/music/
Stephen W. Plate, Director and Associate Dean
See Graduate Bulletin for information regarding graduate curricula, faculty, and courses.
Mission: Within a Christ-centered, challenging, liberal arts education, The Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College endeavors to produce graduates who, through commitment to musical excellence and to intelligent articulation of the integration of faith and music in their lives, can be effective musical practitioners and advocates in the Christian community and in the broader world.
Accreditation: The Greatbatch School of Music is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and its curricula conform to NASM published standards.
Liberal arts study in the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College: Liberal arts students may study privately on a credit basis, may elect major or minor concentrations in music, and may participate in music ensembles. No more than eight hours of applied music may count toward graduation for students who are not majoring or minoring in music.
Bachelor of Music - Entrance requirements for music majors: Students planning to pursue bachelor of music curricula should request a special music application when applying for admission to the college. An entrance audition in the major performing area is required. A schedule of such auditions is available from The Greatbatch School of Music. A tape-recorded audition may be sent, by permission of the director, in cases where an in-person audition is not possible. All appropriate forms, guide-lines, supplemental information, and scholarship information are available through the music office or online (www.houghton.edu/Greatbatch). Call 800.777.2556 or send an e-mail to request these.
Transfer students: Students transferring to Houghton and intending a bachelor of music curriculum should follow the entrance and application procedures outlined above. In addition, transfer students must complete at least four semester hours at Houghton in their major applied area, regardless of achievement or previous hours completed.
Integrative Studies Requirements - Bachelor of Music Curricula: As part of all bachelor of music curricula, students are required to have 32 hours of integrative studies credits.
A modified list of IS requirements for students pursuing the B.Mus. degree can be found at Academic Records Office/Academic Information webpage.
The minimum requirement for Music Education-Instrumental (MEI), Composition, and Music Education-Vocal (MEV) Piano Concentration majors is four hours of beginning foreign language. The minimum requirement for Music Education-Voice (MEV) majors, and for Instrumental Performance majors, is eight hours of one foreign language, normally either German (preferred) or French. The minimum requirement for Vocal Performance majors is 16 hours of beginning language, one year each of French and German. Music majors may satisfy these requirements via placement exam, CLEP, or AP exam.
Summer School: Applied music lessons and composition may be taken for credit during summer school, depending on instructor availability.
Applied Study (private lesson fees charged, see Financial Information): Applied (private lesson) study is available only by permission of the appropriate studio faculty, and requires an audition. May be taken for major, minor, or elective credit. Each level number must be taken for a minimum of two credit hours before advancing to the next number. A minimum of two semesters at level (100, 200, etc.) is required before advancing to the next level. Applied study does not carry Integrative Studies credit. Course Numbering in Applied Study (all performance areas; INST = instrument code)
|Individual Performance Areas|
|Brass & Percussion||Strings|
|HORN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 French Horn||VILN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Violin|
|TRPT 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Trumpet
||VOLA 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Viola
|EUPH 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Euphonium
||VCLO 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Violoncello
|TRMB 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Trombone
||BASS 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Double Bass
|TUBA 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Tuba
||GUIT 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Guitar
|PERC 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Percussion
||HARP 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Harp
|HPSC 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Harpsicord
||FLUT 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Flute
|ORGN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Organ
||OBOE 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Oboe
|PIAN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Piano
||CLAR 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Clarinet
|Voice||SAXP 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Saxophone
|VOIC 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Voice
||BSSN 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Bassoon
|SPEC 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, 401-402 Specialized Studies
Ensembles for non-music majors: All college students are invited to participate in the various musical organizations. Credit is awarded non-music majors for the various available ensembles (normally one credit per semester), and an academic grade is recorded. By special permission of the conductor, a student may participate in a major ensemble without credits. Chamber enxembles are also formed according to demand, either with or without credit.
Ensembles which carry integrative studies credit include Men's Choir , Women's Choir, Symphonic Winds, Philharmonia (Orchestra), and College Choir. Completion of the IS fine arts requirment normally requires two years' participation in a major ensemble. Membership in major ensembles is on a yearly basis; students enrolled in the fall semester are also expected to participate in that ensemble in the spring semester. A director may occasionally grant an exception to the foregoing, or permit joining for only the second semester.
Non-music majors may participate in any music ensemble, by audition or permission of the director.
Ensembles for music majors: One major ensemble (Men's Choir , Women's Choir, Symphonic Winds, Philharmonia (Orchestra), and College Choir, as assigned) is required of music majors (BMUS and BA) during each semester of residence. All Bachelor of Music majors must also participate in at least one semester of chamber music, small or minor ensemble, or collaborative performance/accompanying (keyboard principal) during their studies. See the Online Music Student Handbook for applicable discussion.
|Judy A. Congdon||Justin C. Davis||Patricia Gingras||Kelley Hijleh|
|Mitchell Hutchings||Sarah Hutchings||Sharon L. Johnson||Adam Luebke|
|William J. Newbrough||Stephen W. Plate||Armenio Suzano, Jr.|
|Amanda Young Cox||Ken Crane||Kevin Dibble||Margaret Kuhl|
|Ernie Lascell||Ji Won Lee||Donna Lorenzo||Anton Machleder|
|Chisato Marling||Angela McBrearty||James Tiller||Rintaro Wada|
|Abe Weiss||Dustin Woodard|