COVID updates

As the University strategizes its preparedness for different COVID-related scenarios this fall, the music department is making adjustments to our usual teaching methods.  “The show must go on,” but it must go on in a way that keeps you safe.  We will strive to keep the information below as current as possible, but remember that anything listed below is  subject to university-wide policies or state-level restrictions.

Note:  sadly, we will have no events for an in-person audience during the Fall 2020 term, but we will make available musical performances online as much as possible.

(Whenever this page is updated, the most recent substantive changes will be marked UPDATED with an indication of date of the change.)

AUDITIONS (UPDATED August 6)

Ordinarily the placement auditions happen the weekend before classes; with the announcement that the first three weeks of school will be fully online, all auditions should be submitted as recordings.

Instrumentalists:  please send short recordings of two contrasting selections to mmorley@uwm.edu.   See below about Jazz Ensemble.

Pianists:  please send short recordings of two contrasting selections to Dr. Robert Wells (rwells@umw.edu).  These auditions help us get you into the right studio.

Guitar:  contact Bruce Middle directly with any questions.

Vocalists (both for ensembles and for applied lessons):  submit short recordings of contrasting music.  Contact Dr. Chris Ryder (cryder@umw.edu).

For JAZZ ENSEMBLE:  Contact Prof. Doug Gately (dgately@umw.edu) directly for specific requirements for each instrument.

For all questions:  contact Dr. Brooks Kuykendall (jkuykend@umw.edu).

 

ENSEMBLES:

MUPR 254/350/352 choral ensembles: online.  Conctact:  Dr Chris Ryder, [cryder@uwm.edu]

MUPR 260  Strings Ensemble:  TBD.  Contact:  Dr. Brooks Kuykendall [jkuykend@umw.edu]

MUPR 261  Guitar Ensemble   Contact: Prof. Middle [bmiddle@umw.edu]

MUPR 262 Flute Ensemble:  hybrid; some rehearsals in person, outside.  Contact: Prof. Gately [dgately@umw.edu]

MUPR 265  Jazz Improvisation Workshop:  hybrid; current plans involve video-recording rehearsals with rhythm section players in Pollard 304, all others remote.  Contact: Prof. Gately [dgately@umw.edu]

MUPR 270 Percussion Ensemble:  rehearsing in person in POLL 127; rehearsal time may change.  Contact: Prof. Matt Case [mcase@umw.edu]

MUPR 275A  Indian Music Ensemble:  cancelled for Fall 2020, due to the difficulty in sanitizing instruments to comply with UMW policies.

MUPR 275B  Eagle Pipe Band:  continuing as usual, but with rehearsals outside.  Contact: Dr. Lauren McMillan [lmcmi6lq@umw.edu]

MUPR 360 UMW Philharmonic:  current plans involve video-recording rehearsals with strings and percussion, while conducting woodwind and brass sectionals via Zoom or the like.  There will be no live performances in the fall term, but the orchestra can still produce videos for distribution online.  Contact:  Prof. Glenn Quader [gquaderj@umw.edu] or Dr. Brooks Kuykendall [jkuykend@umw.edu]

MUPR 362  Concert Band:  cancelled for Fall 2020, due to mask mandate.

MUPR 365  Jazz Ensemble:  current plans involve video-recording rehearsals with rhythm section in Pollard 304, working with the horns remotely.  There will be no live performances in the fall term, but the Jazz4Justice show can still be recorded and streamed.  Contact: Prof. Gately [dgately@umw.edu]

MUSC 473A  Street Choir:  cancelled for Fall 2020, due to the impossibility of holding downtown rehearsals because of UMW mandate for limited community interaction.

 

APPLIED MUSIC INSTRUCTION:

Because of the mask requirement, all woodwind and brass lessons will be held online for the Fall 2020 term.  If you have concerns or questions, please your studio instructor or  Prof. Doug Gately [dgately@umw.edu].

Most voice lessons will also be online, although some vocal studios may be able to accommodate in-person lessons.  Be in touch with your instructor about this, or with Dr. Brooks Kuykendall, department chair [jkuykend@umw.edu].

Piano:  most lessons will be online; some studios may be able to accommodate in-person lessons.  Be in touch with your instructor about this, or with Dr. Robert Wells, Director of Keyboard Studies [rwells@umw.edu].

Strings:  most lessons will likely be in-person; some studios may need to be all-online. Be in touch with your instructor about this, or with Dr. Brooks Kuykendall, department chair [jkuykend@umw.edu].

Guitar:  lessons can be either in-person or online.  Contact: Prof. Bruce Middle [bmiddle@umw.edu]

Harp:  lessons will be held in person.  Contact: Dr. Grace Bauson [gbauson@umw.edu]

Percussion:  lessons will be held in person.  Contact: Prof. Matt Case [mcase@umw.edu]

Organ:  lessons will be in person, using the organ at St. George’s Episcopal church (downtown).  Contact: Prof. Vreeland [jvreelan@umw.edu]

Composition: most lessons will be online; some studios may be able to accommodate in-person lessons.  Contact:  Dr. Brooks Kuykendall, department chair [jkuykend@umw.edu].

MUPR 201 Class Voice I:  online.  Contact:  Prof. Kathy Ahearn [kahearn@umw.edu]

MUPR 205A/206/207A Class Piano:  hybrid. Contact: Prof. John White [jwhite4@umw.edu]

MUPR 215  Class Guitar I:  Rehearsing in person in Pollard 213.  Contact: Prof. Bruce Middle [bmiddle@umw.edu]

MUPR 223  Class Brass:  TBD.  Contact:  Dr. Brooks Kuykendall, department chair [jkuykend@umw.edu]

MUPR 349  Conducting Practicum: be in touch with your instructor about this, or with Dr. Brooks Kuykendall, department chair [jkuykend@umw.edu].

 

CLASSROOM COURSES:

MUHL 152 Music & Society:  Section 1 [Prof. Kay Roach, kroach@umw.edu] hybrid, meeting in Pollard 127; Section 2 [Dr. Jane Tavernier, jtavernier@umw.edu] online; Section 3 HN [Dr. Chris Ryder, cryder@uwm.edu] online.

MUHL 156 American Music:  hybrid, meeting in Pollard 127.  Contact:  Prof. Kay Roach, kroach@umw.edu

MUHL 362 Beethoven:  hybrid, meeting in POLL 213.  Contact:  Dr. Robert Wells [rwells@umw.edu]

MUHL 375 Music History 1:  online.  Contact:  Dr. Brooks Kuykendall [jkuykend@umw.edu]

MUSC 473A  Street Choir:  cancelled for Fall 2020, due to the impossibility of holding downtown rehearsals because of UMW mandate for limited community interaction.

MUSC 490  Music Seminar:  Likely to be hybrid, but TBD.  Contact:  Dr. Brooks Kuykendall [jkuykend@umw.edu]

MUTC 100  Technology for Musicians:  Contact: Prof. Matt Case [mcase@umw.edu]

MUTC 170  MIDI Composition:  Contact: Prof. John White [jwhite4@umw.edu]

MUTC 330  Audio Production:  Online.  Contact:  Dr. Michael Bratt [mbratt@umw.edu]

MUTH 181A  Materials and Sources of Music Theory:  Hybrid.  UPDATED 8/4/20  Contact: Prof. Gately [dgately@umw.edu]

MUTH 291  Chromatic Music Theory:  Hybrid.  Contact:  Dr. Robert Wells [rwells@umw.edu]

MUTH 292  Chromatic Music Theory Skills:  Online.  Contact:  Dr. Robert Wells [rwells@umw.edu]