MUS 1001 Fundamentals of Music (non-majors only) (VIII) 4 cr. Explanation of musical notation and practice in reading, writing and performing music. Student expands musical enjoyment frommerely aural to interpretation of written musical symbols.
MUS 1101 Music Theory I (V, VIII) 4 cr. Basicmusicianship courses, including study ofmaterials and language of music: pitch, rhythm,meter, intervals, chords, part-writing, analysis of masterworks. Approach is from both conceptual and performance standpoint: hearing, writing, playing, singing.
MUS 1102 Music Theory II 4 cr. Continuation of MUS 1101. Prerequisite: MUS 1101.
MUS 1211 Collegiate Chorus (VIII) 0-1 cr. Collegiate Chorus welcomes all students who wish to perform choral music in a variety of styles from different times and places.
MUS 1301 Music Appreciation (non-majors only) (VIII) 4 cr. Survey in sound of the past 1,000 years, including the politics and aesthetics that have been crucial in the development of Western music. No prerequisites or musical experience necessary.
MUS 1302 Music Literature 2 cr. Introductory course dealing with the great music of the world and its history,makers, styles. Prerequisite or taken concurrently:MUS 1101.
MUS 1390 Recital Attendance 0 cr. Minimum recital attendance requirement for Music majors: all Musicorums, all applied music seminars, nine additional concerts per semester.
MUS 1410 Class Piano I (VIII) 1 cr. Class piano for beginners. Course is open to majors whose performance area is other than piano and to nonmajors.
MUS 1411 Class Piano II (VIII) 1 cr. Continuation of MUS 1410.
MUS 1412 Advanced Class Piano 1 cr. Preparation for MUS 2298.
MUS 1421 Class Voice I (VIII) 1 cr. Class voice for those who have not studied voice privately before. Course is open to majors whose performance area is other than voice and to nonmajors.
MUS 1431 Beginning Recorder I (VIII) 1 cr. Beginning recorder instruction for majors whose performance area is other than recorder and for non majors.
MUS 1713, 1715, 1723, 1725, 1745 Music Lessons (VIII) 1-2-4 cr. Weekly private music lessons. Third digit of course number indicates the number of credits: one credit requires a minimum of three hours practice per week; two credits require a minimum of six hours practice per week, and four credits require a minimum of 12 hours practice per week. Fourth digit of course number indicates lesson length of 30 (3) or 50 (5) minutes. Permission of instructor is required for a 50-minute lesson and four creditsmay be taken onlywith 50-minute lessons. See current Class Schedule for course numbers and fees.
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MUS 2101 Music Theory III 4 cr. The study of 16th and 18th century contrapuntal procedures and study of late 19th and early 20thcentury harmonic practice. Prerequisite: MUS 1102.
MUS 2102 Music Theory IV 4 cr. The study of form in music and an introduction to arranging for strings and winds. Prerequisites: MUS 2101, 2411, and 2412 or 2413.
MUS 2251 Conducting 2 cr. Study of conducting technique, score study and responsibilities of a conductor of an ensemble. Prerequisite: MUS 1102.
MUS 2297 Sophomore Recital 0 cr. Sophomore recital may be partial. Recital permission must be passed aminimumof four weeks prior to the date of the recital.
MUS 2298 Keyboard/Sightsinging Proficiency 0 cr. Required of all Music majors. Course includes the following skills at the keyboard:major and minor scales, memorized piece, sight reading, improvisation, transposition, accompanying. Course also includes sight singing.
MUS 2301 Introduction to Opera 2 cr. Demystifies opera so that the student can not only experience it but actually make it his/her own.
MUS 2302 Introduction to Symphony 2 cr. Symphonies: not just fragile museum pieces for the cultural elite, rather, passionate and articulate cries from the heart of Everyman to the soul of Everyman and Everywoman.
MUS 2411 String Instruments I 2 cr. Beginning through intermediate techniques for playing violin-family string instruments. Focus is on one instrumentwith basic skills developed on other instruments. Study includes a survey of instructional materials. Three class hours per week.
MUS 2412Wood wind Instruments I 2 cr. Beginning techniques for playing woodwind instruments. Student studies one instrument in depth for six weeks, then a second the next six weeks with the remaining time spent gaining a general knowledge of range, techniques and characteristic sounds of each of the other instruments. Study includes a survey of instructional materials. Three class hours per week.
MUS 2413 Brass and Percussion Instruments I 2 cr. Beginning techniques for playing brass and percussion instruments. Focus is on one instrument with general understanding of the range, techniques and characteristic sounds of each of the other instruments. Study includes a survey of instructional materials. Three class hours per week.
MUS 2713, 2715, 2723, 2725, 2745 Music Lessons 1-2-4 cr. Continuation of 1000-levelmusic lessons. Second-year college study or equivalent, determined by audition. Participation in Musicorum.
MUS 2777 Topics in Music 1-4 cr.
MUS 2999 Self-Designed Study 1-4 cr. Independent project agreed on by advisor and student.
MUS 3211 Chamber Choir (VIII) 0-1 cr. Rehearsal and performance of choral masterworks from all historical periods. Five rehearsals per week.
MUS 3212 Concert Band (VIII) 0-1 cr. Opportunity for all majors to increase proficiency on their instruments while participating in a large group experience. Experience includes performance and study of quality band literature. Prerequisite: audition.
MUS 3213 Jazz Ensemble (VIII) 0-1 cr. Performance and study of different styles of jazz through listening, playing and improvising. Prerequisite: audition.
MUS 3251 Music Education Methods I 4 cr. Provides an overview of music curriculum development for the elementary through secondary school music educator. Topics will include techniques in rehearsal, motivation, organization, planning, programming and incorporating the National Standards. Students will observe music classrooms in local schools. Prerequisite: MUS 2101; MUS 3252 must be taken concurrently.
MUS 3252 Music Education Lab I 1 cr. Classroom observation in local schools. To be taken concurrently with MUS 3251.
MUS 3253 MusicMethods II (section 1 or 2) 4 cr. Section 1: Advanced arranging and conducting for vocal ensembles of different levels and abilities. Ensemblemanagement, literature and rehearsal techniqueswill be discussed. Students will conduct choir in rehearsal.
Section 2: Advanced arranging and conducting for band and orchestras. Ensemble management, literature and rehearsal techniques will be discussed. Students will conduct student ensembles in rehearsals. Prerequisites:MUS/EDU 3251,MUS 2102 andMUS 2251; MUS 3254 is to be taken concurrently.
MUS 3254 Music Education Lab II 1 cr. Classroom observation and rehearsals. To be taken concurrently with MUS 3253.
MUS 3281 Topics in Pedagogy 2 cr. Techniques and materials of studio teaching; also directed observation of private lessons given by students.
MUS 3298 Music Education Proficiency 0 cr. Required of all Music Education majors. Course includes accompaniment on guitar or ukulele, playing recorder and improvisation.
MUS 3309 World Music (I, VIII) 4 cr. Study of art, folk, and popular music of both Eastern and Western cultures and relationship of the music to the history, geography and society of the region. No prerequisites or musical experience necessary.
MUS 3310 History of Medieval and Renaissance Music 4 cr. Study of compositional techniques, notation, forms and performance practice in the medieval and Renaissance eras. Relationship of music to the social and political thought of the time is included. Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and 1302.
MUS 3311 History of Baroque and Classical Music 4 cr. Study of compositions of 1600-1800. Course includes study of suite, concerto, cantata, opera, fugue and other Baroque genres; study of sonata, symphony,concerto, opera,chambermusic of the classical era; analysis of performance practice; relationship of music to the social and political thought of the time. Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and 1302.
MUS 3312 History of Romantic and 20th Century Music 4 cr. Study of music of 1800-1900s. Course includes study of harmonic developments,compositional techniques, forms, media; relation of music to social and political, literary and graphic arts developments. Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and 1302.
MUS 3713, 3715, 3723, 3725, 3745 Music Lessons 1-2-4 cr. Continuation of 2000-level music lessons. Third-year college study or equivalent, determined by audition. Participation in Musicorum.
MUS 4211 Small Ensembles (VIII) 0-1 cr. Chamber music studied and performed in weekly rehearsals. Ensembles are open to all majors by audition.
MUS 4297 Senior Recital 0 cr. Recital permissionmust be passed aminimum of four weeks prior to the date of the recital.
MUS 4713, 4715, 4723, 4725, 4745 Music Lessons 1-2-4 cr. Continuation of 3000-levelmusic lessons. Fourth-year college study or equivalent, determined by audition. Participation in Musicorum.
MUS 4777 Topics in Music 1-4 cr. MUS 4888 Senior Thesis 4 cr. Independent research project in which the senior Music Literature major uses primary and secondary sources to write a scholarly paper on an original topic in music literature. Project includes oral presentation to an audience of music students and faculty. Prerequisites: three of the following courses:MUS 3309, 3310, 3311, 3312.
MUS 4999 Self-Designed Study 1-4 cr. Independent project agreed on by advisor and student.