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Music (MUSI)

 

099 Basic Musicianship (2) Prepares students to enter the first semester of Music Theory, Ear Training and Class Piano. Students gain a rudimentary knowledge of the basic elements of music and achieve proficiency in these areas through the consistent use of basic piano skills.

 

102 Elementary Class Piano (1) Basic course in elements of piano playing. Open to music majors and minors only. F08, F09

 

103 Elementary Class Piano (1) Continuation of MUSI 102. Prerequisite: MUSI 102 or consent of instructor. S09, S10

 

104-109, 113, 115 and 116 Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble (0-1) Study and performance of music suitable for small ensembles. Offered to advanced performers provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

104 Brass Ensembles

105 Woodwind Ensemble

106 String Ensemble

107 Chamber Choir

108 Percussion Ensemble

109 Jazz Combo

113 Piano Ensemble

115 Mixed Ensemble

116 Menís Choir

 

110 A Cappella Choir (0-1) Study and preparation for performance of standard choral literature. Open to all students by audition. Field trip participation required. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

111 Jazz Band (0-1) Study and preparation for performance of jazz band literature from the swing era through the most progressive trends. Open to all students by audition. Field trip participation required. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

112 Symphonic Band (0-1) Study and preparation for performance of college band and wind ensemble literature. Open to all students by audition. Some university-owned instruments available. Field trip participation required. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

114 University Orchestra (0-1) Study and preparation for performance of literature for orchestra and chamber orchestra from the 17th to 21st centuries. Open to all students by audition. Some university-owned instruments available. Field trip participation required. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

120-139 Applied Music (1-2) Private instruction in voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and band and orchestra instruments. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and/or an audition. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

120 Flute/Piccolo

121 Oboe/English Horn

122 Clarinet

123 Saxophone

124 Bassoon

125 French Horn

126 Trumpet

127 Trombone/Euphonium

128 Tuba

129 Percussion

130 Guitar

131 Harp

132 Violin

133 Viola

134 Cello

135 String Bass

136 Piano

137 Organ

138 Harpsichord

139 Voice

 

140 Class Voice (1) Basic anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the voice with emphasis on the three fundamentals of voice production: breath, phonation, and resonance. Open to all students. F09

 

141 Woodwind Techniques (1) Practical study of woodwind instruments, including materials and methods of teaching. Primarily for music majors and minors. Open to all students with previous musical experience if class size permits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. F09

 

143 Percussion Techniques (1) Practical study of percussion instruments, including materials and methods of teaching. Open to all students if class size permits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. S09

 

145 English and Italian Diction (1) Study of the rules of English and Italian lyric diction. Exercises and performance in each language. F08

 

146 French and German Diction (1) Study of the rules of French and German lyric diction. Exercises and performance in each language. Prerequisite: MUSI 145. S09

 

150 Concert/Recital Class (0) Attendance and evaluation of a specified number of concerts and recitals within and outside of class time. Required of music majors and minors. Open to all students. May be repeated. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

151-158 Repertory/Pedagogy Classes (1) Study of repertoire and pedagogy for various instruments and voices. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

151 Brass Repertory/Pedagogy

152 Woodwind Repertory/Pedagogy

153 Piano Repertory (Piano Pedagogy is MUSI 187)

154 Organ Repertory/Pedagogy

155 String Repertory/Pedagogy

156 Vocal Repertory (Vocal Pedagogy is MUSI 370)

157 Percussion Repertory/Pedagogy

158 Harpsichord Repertory/Pedagogy

 

160 Music Appreciation (3) Study of the musical elements, forms, and stylistic periods in Western musical culture. Includes a discussion of composers' lives, individual styles, and representative works. Required listening. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

161 Music and World Culture (3) Survey of non-Western musical cultures, including ethnic origins of folk and traditional music in America. Required listening. Open to all students. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

170 Introduction to Music (3) Music fundamentals, sight singing and keyboard understanding. Designed to aid students in the elementary education curriculum learn to sing and read music. Music majors and minors may not apply this course toward their major or minor. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

171 Elementary Ear Training (1) Basic drills in sight singing, melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation and keyboard harmony. F08, F09

 

172 Elementary Ear Training (1) Continuation of MUSI 171. Prerequisite: MUSI 171. S09, S10

 

173 Elementary Theory (3) Study of scales, intervals, triads, triad inversions, melodic form, and basic harmonic progressions including the primary chords. Students without the equivalent of the first semester of elementary class piano are required to take MUSI 102 concurrently with MUSI 173. F08, F09

 

174 Elementary Theory (3) Continuation of MUSI 173. Study of melodic structures non-harmonic tones, and harmony, including the secondary diatonic chords, dominant and supertonic seventh chords, secondary dominant chords, and elementary modulation. Students without the equivalent of the second semester of elementary class piano are required to take MUSI 103 concurrently with MUSI 174.  S09, S10

 

175 Introduction to Jazz Theory (3) Introduction to the fundamentals of jazz music theory and jazz keyboard voicings. Intervals, scales, chords, and harmonic progressions are studied. Common jazz harmonic progressions are analyzed. Ear training is included. Prerequisite: MUSI 174 and 103, or instructor consent. F08

 

187 Piano Pedagogy (2) Intensive study and evaluation of the various methods books used in piano teaching, both for beginners and intermediate level literature. Presentation of related pedagogy problems encountered in piano teaching. Prerequisite: Three years private piano study. S09, S10

 

191-193 Practicum (1-2) Extensive individual or group study in the theory and practice of musical performance, conducting, or musical group organization and promotion. Projects are designed in consultation with the instructor and/or the student's advisor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and/or an audition. May be repeated for credit. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

191 Keyboard Accompanying

192 Jazz Improvisation

193 Jazz Arranging and Composing

 

202 Intermediate Class Piano (1) Continuation of MUSI 103. Further development of piano skills. Prerequisite: MUSI 103. F08, F09

 

203 Intermediate Class Piano (1) Continuation of MUSI 202. Completion of skills necessary to pass the piano proficiency exam. Prerequisite: MUSI 202. S09, S10

 

220-239 Applied Music (4) Private instruction in voice, keyboard, guitar, and band and orchestra instruments. Open to performance majors only. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and/or an audition. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

220 Flute/Piccolo

221 Oboe-English Horn

222 Clarinet

223 Saxophone

224 Bassoon

225 French Horn

226 Trumpet

227 Trombone/Euphonium

228 Tuba

229 Percussion

230 Guitar

231 Harp

232 Violin

233 Viola

234 Cello

235 String Bass

236 Piano

237 Organ

238 Harpsichord

239 Voice

 

241 Brass Techniques (1) Practical study of five of the most common brass instruments: trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to all students if class size permits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. F08

 

243 String Techniques (1) Practical study of the orchestral stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass), including materials and methods of teaching. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to all students with previous musical experience if class size permits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. S10

 

264 Music History (2) Study of basic forms and genres of music, and the development of musical instruments. Attention given to placing composers and musical styles within historical contexts. Continues with the study of the development of music and music literature in the Western world from the early Christian Church through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Illustrative materials include recordings and scores. Required listening. S09, S10

 

266 Jazz Appreciation (3) History of jazz from its beginnings to its most progressive trends, using compositions and recordings to trace its stylistic and technical developments. Open to all students. S09, S10

 

271 Advanced Ear Training (1) Sight singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, keyboard harmony, and rhythm drills to coincide with material covered in MUSI 273. Prerequisite: MUSI 102, 103 and 172. F08, F09

 

272 Advanced Ear Training (1) Continuation of MUSI 271 with ear training exercises to coincide with material covered in MUSI 274. Prerequisite: MUSI 102, 103, and 271. S09, S10

 

273 Advanced Theory (3) Study of secondary leading-tone chords, advanced modulation, and seventh chords. Analysis of works and part-writing included. Prerequisite: MUSI 174. F08, F09

 

274 Advanced Theory (3) Continuation of MUSI 273. Study of borrowed chords, Neapolitan 6th chords, Augmented 6th chords, extended tertian chords, Impressionistic elements, and 20th Century harmonic theory and application. Analysis of works and part-writing included. Prerequisite: MUSI 273. S09, S10

 

275 Composition (1-2) Organization of musical ideas into logical and homogeneous forms. Prerequisite: MUSI 174 or consent of instructor. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

304/504-309/509, 313/513, 315/515 Vocal or Instrumental Ensemble (0-1) (See MUSI 104-109, 113, 115 for description.) F08, S09, F09, S10

 

310/510 A Cappella Choir (See MUSI 110 for description.)

311/511 Jazz Ensemble I (See MUSI 111 for description.)

312/512 Symphonic Band (See MUSI 112 for description.)

313/513 Piano Ensemble (See MUSI 113 for description.)

314/514 University Orchestra (See MUSI 114 for description.)

315/515 Mixed Ensemble (See MUSI 115 for description.)

316/516 Men's Choir (See MUSI 116 for description.)

 

317/571 Opera Workshop (0-1) Provides progressive training in the art of music and drama culminating in a performance of opera, operetta, musical theatre, and/or scenes. Required for all Junior and Senior voice performance majors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

320/520-339/539 Applied Music (1-2) Private instruction in voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and band and orchestra instruments. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument. Prerequisite: passing of Advanced Standing Exam in Applied Music. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

320/520 Flute/Piccolo

321/521 Oboe/English Horn

322/522 Clarinet

323/523 Saxophone

324/524 Bassoon

325/525 French Horn

326/526 Trumpet

327/527 Trombone/Euphonium

328/528 Tuba

329/529 Percussion

330/530 Guitar

331/531 Harp

332/532 Violin

333/533 Viola

334/534 Cello

335/535 String Bass

336/536 Piano

337/537 Organ

338/538 Harpsichord

339/539 Voice

 

351/551-358/558 Repertory/Pedagogy Classes (1) (See MUSI 151-158 for description.) F08, S09, F09, S10

 

364 Music History (3) Continuation of MUSI 264. Includes the Renaissance through the Classic periods. Includes a study of the Baroque performance practices. Illustrative materials include recordings and scores. Required listening. Prerequisites: MUSI 264 and 274. F08, F09

 

365 Music History (3) Continuation of MUSI 364. Includes the transition to the Romantic through the modern periods. Illustrative materials include recordings and scores. Required listening. Prerequisites: MUSI 364 and 274. S09, S10

 

369 Choral Pedagogy (1) Study of pedagogy of voice training in the amateur choir; adolescent voice change process; attendant materials and exercises. Prerequisite: Completion of MUSI 380. F09

 

370 Vocal Pedagogy (1) Study of the pedagogy of voice training in one-on-one lessons, anatomy and physiology of the voice; appropriate materials and exercises. Prerequisite: Must be studying voice concurrently at the 239, 339 or 439 level. S10

 

372 Counterpoint (3) Techniques of 2-, 3- and 4-part imitative and non-imitative polyphonic styles of the Renaissance and Baroque periods learned through analysis and writing. Students will use their knowledge by arranging and adapting this music to meet the needs and ability levels of school music ensembles. Prerequisite: MUSI 274. F08, F09

 

373 Form and Analysis (2) Acquaints students with major forms and styles of music from the Renaissance to the present. Formal and harmonic analysis of selected examples. Prerequisite: MUSI 274. S09, S10

 

374 Orchestration (2) Theoretical study of musical instruments. Scoring for band and orchestra and arranging/adapting music for a variety of performance situations. Prerequisite: MUSI 274. S09

 

379 Jazz Pedagogy and Literature (2) Study of the essential skills required of jazz educators, with a primary focus on teaching jazz at the middle school and high school level. Survey of jazz ensemble literature. Prerequisite: Open to music majors of at least junior standing. F09

 

380 Beginning Conducting (2) Introduction to the science of conducting gestures and the meaning they communicate to musicians. Emphasis on techniques used in conducting vocal ensembles. Prerequisite: MUSI 272, MUSI 274. F08, F09

 

381 Advanced Conducting (1) Continuation of MUSI 380 with emphasis on techniques used in conducting instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: MUSI 380. S09, S10

 

382 Elementary Music Methods (3) Study of purpose, objectives, techniques, and materials for teaching general music in grades K-6. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program. S09

 

383 Teaching Music in the Elementary School (2) Provides the prospective elementary classroom teacher with a methodology for teaching elementary music and familiarization with current music materials and equipment. Emphasizes the relationship of the classroom teacher with the music specialist. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program and MUSI 170. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

384 Secondary Choral Techniques and Literature (2) A study of the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully manage and teach a secondary choral program. Study of rehearsal technique and management issues is combined with examination of choral literature and performance practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program; MUSI 380. S09

 

385 Instrumental Methods (2) Curriculum, materials, organization, conducting, and administration of instrumental music for the upper elementary grades and the secondary school. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program. F09

 

386 Secondary General Music Methods (2) Procedures used to organize, administer, and teach general music at the secondary level. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program. F08

 

387 Piano Pedagogy (2) Continued study of pedagogical problems encountered in piano teaching. Prerequisite: MUSI 187. S09, S10

 

388 High School Band and Orchestra Literature (2) Survey of high school band and orchestra literature with emphasis on rehearsal problems, difficulties for individual instruments, and conducting problems. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.  S09

 

391/591 - 393/593 Practicum (1-2) (See MUSI 191-193 for descriptions). F08, S09, F09, S10

 

394 Piano Technology (1) Study of basic piano operation and maintenance with opportunity for hands-on experience.

 

395 Half Recital (1) Public performance of a 30-minute program of serious musical content. Prerequisite: consent of music faculty in area of applied study. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

420-439 Applied Music (4) Private instruction in voice, keyboard, guitar, and band and orchestra instruments. Open to performance majors only. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and/or an audition. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

420 Flute/Piccolo

421 Oboe/English Horn

422 Clarinet

423 Saxophone

424 Bassoon

425 French Horn

426 Trumpet

427 Trombone/Euphonium

428 Tuba

429 Percussion

430 Guitar

431 Harp

432 Violin

433 Viola

434 Cello

435 String Bass

436 Piano

437 Organ

438 Harpsichord

439 Voice

 

482 Conducting Practicum (1) Continued study of advanced conducting techniques. Prerequisite: MUSI 381. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

490/690 Independent Study (1-4) For advanced music students who have shown themselves capable of independent work. Research topic selected in consultation with the faculty member who will supervise the student. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

495/695 Full Recital (2) Public performance of a 60-minute program of serious musical content. Prerequisite: MUSI 395 and permission of faculty in area of applied study. F08, S09, F09, S10