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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits1
Lecture
Fall
MUSIC-115

Ear Training and Sight Singing I

Concentrated drill in all aspects of musicianship. Emphasis on sight singing and aural perception in intervals, melodies, chords and rhythms.

Prerequisites
P: conc enr in Music 151.
    Credits1
    Lecture
    Spring
    MUSIC-116

    Ear Training and Sight Singing II

    Concentrated drill in all aspects of musicianship. Emphasis on sight singing and aural perception in intervals, melodies, chords and rhythms.

    Prerequisites
    P: Music 115;and 152 or Music 153 or concurrent enrollment.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Fall
      MUSIC-151

      Music Theory I

      The materials of which Western music is made are viewed not only in structural terms, but also in psychological, aesthetic and social perspective.

      Prerequisites
      P: conc enr in Music 115; and conc enr in Mus App 011 or 021 or 031 or 013.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        MUSIC-152

        Music Theory II

        The materials of which Western music is made are viewed not only in structural terms, but also in psychological, aesthetic and social perspective.

        Prerequisites
        P: Music 151.
          Credits4
          Lecture
          Fall
          MUSIC-153

          Materials and Values in Music: Intensive

          The materials of which Western music is made are viewed not only in structural terms, but also psychological, aesthetic and social perspective.

          Prerequisites
          P: Concurrent enrollment in Music 115 & Mus App 11, 21, 31, 41 or 13.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            MUSIC-198

            First Year Seminar

            Sorry, this course does not have a description.

            Prerequisites
            Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
              Credits1
              Lecture
              Fall
              MUSIC-215

              Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training

              Concentrated musicianship training with emphasis on chromatic melodies, advanced rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation.

              Prerequisites
              P: Successful completion of MUSIC 116 and concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 253.
                Credits2
                Lecture
                Spring
                Even Only
                MUSIC-220

                Introduction to Jazz Theory and Improvisation

                An introduction to jazz theory and improvisation through lecture and classroom performance on instrument and voice. Emphasis will be placed on scales, modes and harmonic progressions which are common to the jazz repertoire.

                Prerequisites
                P: Music 151 or conc enrl. Rec: ability to read music.
                  Credits2
                  Lecture
                  Spring
                  Odd Only
                  MUSIC-242

                  Jazz and Pop Literature

                  Open to singers or instrumentalists. Students memorize and perform standard pop and jazz literature.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: Music 151.
                  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Fall
                  MUSIC-253

                  Music Theory III

                  Study of tonal and structural organization in music: non-chord tones, seventh chords, secondary harmonic relationships, methods of modulation, simple forms, counterpoint, and chromatic tonality.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: Successful completion of MUSIC 116 and MUSCI 152 or 153 with a grade of C or better, and completion of Mus Ap 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130, or 138. REc: Concurrent enrollment in Music 353.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    Spring
                    MUSIC-254

                    Music Theory IV

                    Advanced study of chromatic tonality in music: methods of modulation, reductionism, advanced chromatic functions, enharmonicism, and materials of impressionism and 20th century technique.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Successful completion of MUSIC 215 and 253. REC: conc enrl MUSIC 354.
                      Credits1
                      Lecture
                      MUSIC-283K

                      Music Technology Tools

                      This course will serve as an introduction to various hardware, software, and Web resources that will aid in student practice and musicianship skills important to prepare them for a music major or minor. Resources related to notation, ear training, audio and video recording, and other practical application of technology will be covered.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: Music maj/min
                        Credits2
                        Lecture
                        MUSIC-283L

                        Integrated Materials in Music

                        A study of the basic materials of music theory with an integrated approach to the visual or aural recognition of those materials.

                          Credits1-4
                          Field EXP
                          MUSIC-299

                          Travel Course

                          • Pre-Requisites
                          • General Education
                          • Travel Course
                          • Repeatable

                          Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                          Prerequisites
                          P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                          • Gen Ed: World Culture
                          • Travel Course
                          • Course is repeatable for credit.
                          Credits2
                          Lecture
                          Spring
                          Even Only
                          MUSIC-301

                          Basic Recording and MIDI Techniques

                          This course will serve as an introduction to the terminology, resources, and techniques needed to successfully record, edit, and produce music using a digital audio workstation. In addition, topics such as analog synthesis, MIDI tools and notation software will be explained and utilized to enhance student-created music.

                          Prerequisites
                          P: Completion or conc enr in Music 152.
                            Credits2
                            Lecture
                            Fall
                            Even Only
                            MUSIC-305

                            Diction for Singers I

                            Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet and a specialized approach to diction study for American English and French.

                              Credits2
                              Lecture
                              Spring
                              Odd Only
                              MUSIC-306

                              Diction for Singers II

                              Specialized approach to diction study of Italian and German using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

                              Prerequisites
                              P: Music 305.
                                Credits2
                                Lecture
                                Spring
                                Fall
                                MUSIC-311

                                Jazz Improvisation

                                Development of skills in musical improvisation: notation and function of chords, chord symbols, scales and rhythms; selected record listening and playing sessions.

                                Prerequisites
                                P: Music 252.
                                  Credits1-3
                                  Lecture
                                  Spring
                                  Odd Only
                                  MUSIC-319

                                  Choral/Vocal Techniques

                                  This course will provide instruction in: 1) a basic method of teaching vocal production at all levels of public school instruction; 2) basic skills in arranging, adapting, and creating scores for small and large choral ensembles; and 3) basic techniques for choosing high quality choral literature from the Renaissance to the present, suitable for performance at all levels of public school instruction.

                                  Prerequisites
                                  P: Music 252 and Mus App 011; and Music 306 or conc enr.
                                  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
                                  Credits2
                                  Lecture
                                  Fall
                                  MUSIC-333

                                  Basic Conducting

                                  Detailed study of conducting techniques: practical application to choral and instrumental ensembles.

                                  Prerequisites
                                  P: Music 152 or 153 and one of the following; Mus App 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130 or 138.
                                    Credits2
                                    Lecture
                                    Fall
                                    Even Only
                                    MUSIC-341

                                    Woodwind Techniques

                                    Experience in the performance, pedagogy and critical evaluation of woodwind instruments, including flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone. Experience arranging and adapting music for woodwind players in school ensembles.

                                    Prerequisites
                                    P: Music 152 or 153 and one of the following; Mus App 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130 or 138.
                                      Credits2
                                      Lecture
                                      Fall
                                      Odd Only
                                      MUSIC-342

                                      Brass Techniques

                                      Experience in the performance, pedagogy and critical evaluation of brass instruments, including trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba. Experience arranging and adapting music for brass instruments in student ensembles.

                                      Prerequisites
                                      P: Music 152 or 153 and one of the following; Mus App 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130 or 138.
                                        Credits2
                                        Lecture
                                        Spring
                                        Odd Only
                                        MUSIC-343

                                        String Techniques

                                        Experience in the performance, pedagogy and critical evaluation of string instruments, including violin, viola, violoncello and string bass. Experience arranging and adapting music for string players inn school ensembles.

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: Music 152 or 153 and one of the following; Mus App 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130 or 138.
                                          Credits3
                                          Lecture
                                          Spring
                                          Even Only
                                          MUSIC-344

                                          Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques

                                          Advanced study of conducting and rehearsal techniques for school vocal ensembles, including principles, techniques and methods of choral tone, diction and score study.

                                          Prerequisites
                                          P: Music 333; REC: jr st.
                                            Credits2
                                            Lecture
                                            Spring
                                            Even Only
                                            MUSIC-345

                                            Percussion Techniques

                                            Experience in the performance, pedagogy and critical evaluation of percussion instruments, including snare drum, timpani, keyboards, and accessories. Experience arranging for percussionists in school ensembles.

                                            Prerequisites
                                            P: Music 152 or 153 and one of the following; Mus App 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130 or 138.
                                              Credits3
                                              Lecture
                                              Spring
                                              Odd Only
                                              MUSIC-348

                                              Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques

                                              Advanced study of conducting and rehearsing school instrumental ensembles, including score preparation, analysis and musical error detection with specific assignments for marching band and jazz ensemble directing.

                                              Prerequisites
                                              P: Music 333; REC: Music 341 or 342 or 343 or 345.
                                                Credits3
                                                Lecture
                                                Fall
                                                MUSIC-353

                                                Music History I

                                                Historical examination of Western music from antiquity to the 18th century.

                                                Prerequisites
                                                P: Music 152.
                                                  Credits3
                                                  Lecture
                                                  Spring
                                                  MUSIC-354

                                                  Music History II

                                                  Historical examination of Western music from 19th century to the present..

                                                  Prerequisites
                                                  P: Music 152 and 353.
                                                    Credits1-3
                                                    IND Study
                                                    Spring
                                                    Fall
                                                    MUSIC-411

                                                    Applied Composition

                                                    Exercises and original compositions in media from solo to quintet, depending on the needs of the individual students.

                                                    Prerequisites
                                                    P: Music 254 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Music 354.
                                                    • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
                                                    Credits2
                                                    Lecture
                                                    Spring
                                                    Fall
                                                    MUSIC-417

                                                    Jazz Arranging

                                                    Provides students with the knowledge necessary to write jazz arrangements for small and large ensembles.

                                                    Prerequisites
                                                    P: Music 253
                                                      Credits3
                                                      Lecture
                                                      Spring
                                                      Even Only
                                                      MUSIC-423

                                                      Seminar in Music Literature

                                                      • Pre-Requisites
                                                      • Writing Emphasis
                                                      • Repeatable

                                                      Studies in selected areas of music literature for specific media, such as chamber music, opera, music for keyboard, etc., or on works of a single composer.

                                                      Prerequisites
                                                      P: Music 254 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Music 354.
                                                      • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
                                                      Credits3
                                                      Lecture
                                                      Spring
                                                      MUSIC-453

                                                      Materials and Design

                                                      Investigation of various compositional techniques and formal processes through score study. Concepts explored through composition exercises and original creative works.

                                                      Prerequisites
                                                      P: Successful completion of MUSIC 254 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 354.
                                                        Credits1-12
                                                        Field EXP
                                                        Spring
                                                        Fall
                                                        MUSIC-497

                                                        Internship

                                                        Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

                                                        Prerequisites
                                                        P: jr st.
                                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                                        Credits1-4
                                                        IND Study
                                                        Spring
                                                        Fall
                                                        MUSIC-498

                                                        Independent Study

                                                        Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                                                        Prerequisites
                                                        P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                                        Credits1-6
                                                        Field EXP
                                                        MUSIC-499

                                                        Travel Course

                                                        • Pre-Requisites
                                                        • General Education
                                                        • Travel Course
                                                        • Repeatable

                                                        Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                                                        Prerequisites
                                                        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                                                        • Gen Ed: World Culture
                                                        • Travel Course
                                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.