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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits1
Lecture
Fall
MUSIC-103

Music Technology Tools

An introduction to music software and technology commonly used by musicians.

Prerequisites
P: conc enr Music 151
    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-121

        Survey of Western Music

        The musical styles of several well-known composers as evident in selected compositions; review of a basic repertoire of musical compositions of various forms and styles.

        • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
        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

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              Prerequisites
              Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
                Credits1
                Lecture
                Spring
                Fall
                MUSIC-209

                Applied Composition

                An individualized approach to the study of music composition, with an emphasis on small-scale forms and small ensemble works.

                Prerequisites
                P: Music 152 or 153
                  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.
                      Credits3
                      Lecture
                      Fall
                      MUSIC-224

                      Popular Music Since 1955

                      Evolution of popular music since 1955 and its relationship to society, especially rock music in the 1960's and early 1970's, the period of greatest stylistic expansion and also the period in which the music was most intimately intertwined with its social milieu.

                      • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                      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.
                          Credits3
                          Lecture
                          Spring
                          Even Only
                          MUSIC-272

                          Women in the Arts

                          Studies artistic works by women in order to re-value their place in history and development of the arts. May repeat for credit when a different topic is studied.

                          • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                          • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
                          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: Music 103 and 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 253.
                                    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 253 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.
                                                Credits1
                                                Lecture
                                                MUSIC-347

                                                Keyboard Accompanying II

                                                Techniques of accompanying the vocal soloist and the choral ensemble at the piano, including laboratory experience in various types of accompaniment. P: Music 346. (S)

                                                Prerequisites
                                                P: Music 346.
                                                  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.
                                                        Credits3
                                                        Lecture
                                                        Spring
                                                        MUSIC-362

                                                        World Music

                                                        Survey of tribal, folk and non-western art music with an emphasis on cultural, social, religious, political and economic context.

                                                        • Gen Ed: World Culture,Fine Arts
                                                        Credits3
                                                        Lecture
                                                        Spring
                                                        Fall
                                                        MUSIC-363

                                                        Jazz History

                                                        Cultural conflict, influence and enrichment that arise when differing traditions of the arts come into contact with Jazz History.

                                                        • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies,Fine Arts
                                                        Credits3
                                                        Lecture
                                                        Fall
                                                        Odd Only
                                                        MUSIC-364

                                                        Musical Theatre History

                                                        Cultural conflict, influence and enrichment that arise when differing traditions of the arts come into contact with musical theatre and its development.

                                                        • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                                                        Credits1-3
                                                        IND Study
                                                        Spring
                                                        Fall
                                                        MUSIC-411

                                                        Applied Composition

                                                        An individualized approach to the study of music composition, with an emphasis on large-scale forms and medium to large ensemble works.

                                                        Prerequisites
                                                        P: Music 209, 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.
                                                            Credits3
                                                            Lecture
                                                            Spring
                                                            Fall
                                                            MUSIC-480

                                                            Capstone Project

                                                            Students complete a faculty approved project with one or more faculty members, at least one of which is from Music, culminating in a performance, composition, production, research project, community based activity, internship, travel course, or other approved project.

                                                            Prerequisites
                                                            P: 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.