INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC MINOR
Division of Communication & Fine Arts
Craig Schaefer, M.A., Chair
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC MINOR
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC MINOR
Requirements for the minor in Music-Instrumental Emphasis:
The music minor with instrumental emphasis is a great option for students who love music but feel called to another major. Our program aims to deepen students’ understanding of the art of music through private lessons, jazz and wind ensemble performance, and academic studies in music history and theory. A minor in music can also be a wonderful supplement to other programs of study—such as business, religion, and media studies—where musical experience would be advantageous in finding and excelling in future employment.
|1||L.MUS-101: Music Theory I||3|
|2||L.MUS-102: Music Theory II||3|
|3||L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I||3|
|Select one from Req 4|
|4||L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II||3|
|4||L.MUS-315: History and Literature of Music III||3|
|5||Applied Music: Major area from L.MUS-121 to 160||6|
|6||Techniques: Major area from L.MUS-174 to 177||1|
|7||Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181, 182, or 188||4|
|23 total required credits|
L.MUS-101: Music Theory I
This course offers an integrated presentation of the fundamental materials of music, including but not limited to, ear-training, sight-singing, harmony, chord recognition and analysis, musical forms, elementary orchestration and beginning composition. Prerequisite: None. 3 credits.
L.MUS-102: Music Theory II
This course offers an integrated presentation of the fundamental materials of music, including but not limited to, ear-training, sight-singing, harmony, chord recognition and analysis, musical forms, elementary orchestration and beginning composition. Prerequisite: L.MUS-101 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.
L.MUS-215: History and Literature of Music I
Evaluation of forms, styles, media, political, social and philosophical considerations. Listening and analysis. Prerequisite: None. 3 credits.
L.MUS-216: History and Literature of Music II
Evaluation of forms, styles, media, political, social and philosophical considerations. Listening and analysis. Prerequisites: None. 3 credits.
L.MUS-315: History and Literature of Music III
Continuation of MUS-215 (216). Prerequisites: None. 3 credits.
Glenn Pohland, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music
563.588.7153 | Glenn.Pohland@loras.edu
Dr. Pohland began at Loras College in 2009 as Director of Instrumental Music and as an Assistant Professor in the Communication and Fine Arts Division. Dr. Pohland conducts the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and chamber groups, and serves as instructor of the low brass studio. He also teaches courses in music education, orchestration, music history, instrumental techniques and conducting. Dr. Pohland received his B.A. in Music Education from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, his M.M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota and his D.M.A. in Instrumental Music Education and Instrumental Conducting from Arizona State University.
Prior to his appointment at Loras, Dr. Pohland was an assistant professor of instrumental music education at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and served for 24 years as the Director of Bands and General Music teacher in the Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota, School district. He has been the recipient of the Superintendent’s Award for outstanding leadership, the American School Band Directors Association Stansbury Award for outstanding young band directors and has received numerous Distinguished Service Awards by the Minnesota Music Educators Association at the Music Educators National Conference.
In addition to his teaching position, Dr. Pohland is active as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the upper United States. He has served as guest conductor for several Midwest Honor Bands and regularly provides clinics on both wind literature and music technology for professional music organizations and school districts.
Luke Tyler, DA
Assistant Professor of Music
563.588.7785 | Luke.Tyler@loras.edu
Dr. Luke Tyler is a lifelong student and performer of piano. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Hanover College, Hanover Indiana, Masters of Music in Piano Performance from Miami University, Oxford Ohio, and Doctorate of Arts in Piano Performance from Ball State University, Muncie Indiana. Dr. Tyler teaches Music Theory and Applied Piano in addition to accompanying Loras College’s ensembles.
Prior to his appointment at Loras, Dr. Tyler served as a vocal coach, accompanist, and Adjunct Instructor of Theory and Music Appreciation at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. He has maintain an active solo and collaborative performing career, including performances in Germany, China, and Hong Kong, and across the Midwest as a guest artist, collaborator, and accompanist at festivals, universities, and concert series. He has spent considerable time as a church musician, serving in Trenton Ohio, Connersville Indiana, and Greenfield Indiana. In these position, he has served as a pianist, organist, and conductor of both choirs and orchestras.