MUSIC MINOR
VOCAL / CHORAL EMPHASIS

MUSIC-VOCAL / CHORAL EMPHASIS
Division of Communication & Fine Arts
Craig Schaefer, M.A., Chair
craig.schaefer@loras.edu
563.588.7385

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Requirements for minor

Requirements for the minor in Music-Vocal/Choral Emphasis:
The music minor with vocal/choral 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 voice lessons, choral 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. 

Req Course Cr’s
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 L.MUS-110: Voice 6
6 Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-183 to 186 4
22 total required credits

 

Course Descriptions

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.

L.MUS-110: Voice

Applied music course. 1-2 credit. Prerequisite: None.

 

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Jeremiah Cawley
Assistant Professor of Music
563.588.4096 | jeremiah.cawley@loras.edu

Jeremiah Cawley founded the Seattle-based new music ensemble The Box Is Empty, and has worked as music director for Seattle’s Vespertine Opera Theater. Jeremiah is dedicated to contemporary music, having worked closely with contemporary groups including The Riot Ensemble (London, UK), appearing as guest conductor on the record Approaching Dutilleux (Coviello Classics). He received the degrees of Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) under the mentorship of Dr. Geoffrey Boers. Jeremiah is the newly named Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Loras College, and he has previously held posts at Western Kentucky and Georgia State Universities. He lives in Dubuque, IA with his wife, Crystal.

Daniel O’Dea
Instructor of Voice
daniel.odea@loras.edu
Daniel O’Dea, tenor, is a Grammy award winning performer and completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received the Collins Fellowship. He performs regularly with The Crossing, winning a Grammy with them in 2018 and nominated in 2016. He is a versatile and seasoned performer proficient in opera, musical theater and contemporary music.

He been praised for his “high, clear voice” and powerful performances. Locally he has performed with Madison Choral Project, Middleton Players Theater, Madison Bach Musicians, Present Music Milwaukee, the Token Creek Music Festival and others. Regionally he has worked with the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus, Chicago Bach Project, Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and Peninsula Music Festival.

He received his Artist Diploma in Opera from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Masters of Music in Voice from CCM and Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College. He was an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and Cedar Rapids Opera and is an alumnus of the Aspen Opera Theater Center, Brevard Music Center and the Chautauqua Institute.