Music Course Descriptions

1101 MUSIC THEORY & LIT I AURAL LAB
Development of basic aural skills related to sight singing, rhythmic dictation, and keyboard harmony, using examples from all major stylistic periods. Concurrent with MUS 1203.
1113 MUSIC IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
A listening survey of popular styles in America, such as folk, jazz, rock, or country-western.
1123 MUSIC LITERATURE AND APPRECIATION
A listening survey of the music of Western civilization from the Romantic and 20th century periods.
1132 BEGINNING MUSIC READING
This course is designed to provide the student with basic music reading, listening and music identification skills.
1203 MUS THEORY & LIT I, INTRO TO MUS STUDY
Study of basic concepts of musical language, forms and concepts, using examples of literature from all major stylistic periods.
1213 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC
The rudiments of music, functional notation, and acoustic principles in historical context for beginners in music study. (Not for music majors)
1231 MUSIC THEORY & LIT II AURAL LAB
Aural analysis and skills including: beginning music reading, dictation, keyboard harmony and aural analysis of standard works. Continuation of MUS 1101. (Prerequisite: MUS 1101 or permission of instructor. Concurrent with MUS 1243)
1243 MUS THEORY & LIT II, ELEM WRITING & ANALYSIS
Basic compositional procedures and analytical systems; melodic study, two-part compositions and analysis of literature. (Prerequisite: MUS 1203 or permission of instructor)
1302 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC EDUCATION
An overview of the music education profession, emphasizing the history, philosophy, and standard practices of the public school music classroom.
1400 RECITAL ATTENDANCE
Opportunities to hear performances of diverse literature. (Required for all music majors)
1411 CHORAL UNION
A vocal ensemble of mixed voices that performs large scale works such as cantatas, masses and oratorios; open to both university students and members of the community. (May be repeated for credit)
1420 UNIVERSITY CHORALE
A vocal ensemble of mixed voices that performs choral music from all style periods in regular campus and off-campus concerts and tours; open to all university students by audition. (May be repeated, and taken for 1 or 2 hours credit)
1430 UNIVERSITY BAND
Open to all university students upon audition and acceptance by the conductor. Marching band during football season, concert band during remainder of year. (May be repeated, and taken for 1 or 2 hours credit)
1451 MEN'S GLEE CLUB
A variety of music will be performed from the literature composed expressly for men's voices. (Open to all men, may be repeated for credit)
1460 WOMEN'S CHORUS
A variety of music will be performed from the literature composed expressly for women's voices. (Open to all women, may be repeated for credit)
1470 JAZZ ENSEMBLE STAGE BAND
Open to all university students. Audition and permission required. Study and performance of swing, jazz and popular music of the 20th Century. (May be repeated, and taken for one or two hours credit.)
1510 LOWER-DIVISION SECONDARY APPLIED MUSIC
Individual instruction in voice, keyboard, or orchestral instrument. (Field of study is course title. May be repeated for credit.)
2141 BEGINNING CLASS PIANO
Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students.
2201 MUSIC THEORY & LIT III AURAL LAB
Continuation of MUS 1231. Aural analysis and sight reading of diatonic melodies, contrapuntal dictation in two parts and harmonic dictation using all diatonic triads. (Prerequisite: MUS 1231. Concurrent with MUS 2213)
2213 MUS THEORY & LIT III, INTERM WRIT & ANALYS
Continuation of MUS 1243. Two- and three-part compositions and analysis of monothematic and strophic forms, diatonic triads, seventh chords and modulation. (Prerequisite: MUS 1243)
2231 MUSIC THEORY & LIT IV AURAL LAB
Continuation of MUS 2201. Aural analysis; harmonic dictation of chromatic harmony; sight reading of modulation melodies. (Prerequisite: MUS 2201. Concurrent with MUS 2243)
2243 MUS THEORY & LIT IV, ADV WRIT & ANALYS
Continuation of MUS 2213. Four-part writing and analysis, smaller homophonic forms, chromatic harmony and advanced modulation. (Prerequisite: MUS 2213)
2301 PIANO ACCOMPANYING
Required of all piano Bachelor of Music Performance degree students. Students will accompany a vocal ensemble and be assigned to accompany students in solo and chamber music performances.
2341 ELEMENTARY CLASS PIANO I
First semester of piano study in the sequence of piano curriculum for music majors. Music majors must pass with a grade of "C" or better. Class instruction in the development of a basic functional knowledge of the piano.
2361 CHILD/ADOLESCENT VOICE DEVELOPMENT
Study of the physiological development of the adolescent, pubertal, and high school singing voice. Students will explore age-appropriate vocalizes designed to improve singing skills among adolescent singers.
2401 ELEMENTARY BRASS CLASS
Brass pedagogy involved in teaching Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba in public schools; to acquire the ability to play simple melodies and scales. (Semiprivate)
2411 ELEM WOODWIND CLASS
Woodwind pedagogy involved in teaching Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon in public schools; to acquire the ability to play simple melodies and scales. (Semiprivate)
2421 ELEM STRING CLASS
Class instruction in the fundamentals of string technique for beginning string students. (Semiprivate)
2431 ELEM PERCUSSION CLASS
Class instruction in the fundamentals of percussion technique for beginning percussion students. (Semiprivate)
2441 ELEMENTARY CLASS PIANO II
Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students. (Semiprivate; may be repeated for credit) Second semester of study in sequence of piano curriculum for music majors. Music majors must pass with a grade of "C" or better. Continuation of MUS 2341
2451 ELEM VOICE CLASS
Elementary instruction in basic vocal technique combined with an elementary survey of appropriate vocal literature. (Semiprivate; may be repeated for credit)
2461 ELEM GUITAR CLASS
A recreational course for personal and general education enrichment. (Semiprivate; may be repeated for credit)
2471 LYRIC DICTION I
A study of the international phonectic alphabet as it applies to singing. Course includes laboratory experiences in pronunciation and performance through vocal literature. (Englishand Italian)
2481 LYRIC DICTION II
A study of the international phonetic alphabet as it applies to singing. Course includes laboratory experiences in pronunciation and performance through vocal literature. (German and French)(Prerequisite MUS 2471)
2510 LOWER-DIVISION MAJOR APPLIED MUSIC
Individual instruction in voice, keyboard, and orchestral instruments. (Field of study is course title. May be repeated for credit.)
2541 INTERMEDIATE CLASS PIANO I
Third semester of piano study in the sequence of piano curriculum for music majors. Music majors must pass with a grade of "C" of better, Demonstration of ability to successfully complete any four of the seven proficiency skills. The four will be chosen from: sight-reading, harmonization, transposition, 1 hymn & 3 patriotic songs, all major/minor scales, chords and arpeggios (all two octives), accompaniment, d open score. (Prerequisite: MUS 2441)
2641 INTERMEDIATE CLASS PIANO II
Fourth semester of piano study in the sequence of piano curriculum for music majors. Music majors must pass with a grade of "C" or better. Demonstration of ability to successfully complete the remaining two or three proficiency skills listed for MUS 2541 depending on the degree sought. (Prerequisite: MUS 2541
3092 GUITAR LITERATURE
A survey of classical guitar literature in a broad historical, formal and technical context.
3102 BRASS LITERATURE
A survey of literature for the various instruments in the brass family, taken from all historical style periods.
3113 HISTORY OF MUSIC I
A study of the evolution of musical styles and forms from antiquity through the Baroque era.
3123 HISTORY OF MUSIC II
A continuation of MUS 3113. Study of styles and forms from the Classic period to the present.
3133 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD MUSIC
This is a survey course in which music is studied within the context of culture. This will involve studying music from a global perspective, exploring music both as a phenomenon of sound and a phenomenon of culture. Students will examine representative examples of music in the Western and non-Western world and develop a vocabulary and deeper understanding to discuss the musical and social aspects of each culture. In addition, students will learn to identify style characteristics, structural components, instruments, ensemble types, and dance forms from each culture.
3142 PERCUSSION LITERATURE
A survey of literature for the various instruments in the percussion family, taken from all historical style periods.
3152 PIANO LITERATURE
A survey of piano literature from all style periods.
3162 VOCAL LITERATURE
A survey of solo vocal literature for all voice types, from all historical style periods.
3172 WOODWIND LITERATURE
A survey of solo literature for the various instruments in the woodwind family, taken from all historical style periods.
3182 WIND BAND LITERATURE
A survey of wind band literature suitable for various levels of instruction spanning the documented history of the medium from 1550 to the present.
3192 CHORAL LITERATURE
One semester course designed to survey choral music literature from the perspective of historically significant works and the utilitarian perspective of appropriateness for particular types of ensembles.
3201 MUSIC THEORY & LIT V AURAL LAB
Continuation of MUS 2231. Aural analysis; advanced music reading problems including contemporary music. Concurrent with MUS 3213. (Prerequisite: MUS 2231)
3213 MUS THEORY & LIT V, CONTRP WRIT & ANALYS
Continuation of MUS 2243. Composition and analysis of contrapuntal forms (invention, fugue, choral prelude); advanced chromatic harmony. (Prerequisite: MUS 2243)
3231 MUSIC THEORY & LIT VI AURAL LAB
Continuation of MUS 3201. Aural analysis, advanced problems in sight singing, dictation and keyboard harmony. Concurrent with MUS 3243. (Prerequisite: MUS 3201)
3243 MUS TH & LIT VI CONT WRITING & ANALY
Continuation of MUS 3213. Composition and analysis in contemporary forms and systems. (Prerequisite: MUS 3213)
3302 BRASS PEDAGOGY
A study of teaching methods appropriate for brass instruments.
3323 MUSIC METHODS & MATERIALS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS
Materials and methods of teaching music at the elementary school level. (Not for music majors)
3332 MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES
Techniques of planning shows and drills for marching band and adjunct marching units, emphasizing perspectives and performance techniques.
3342 PERCUSSION PEDAGOGY
A study of teaching methods appropriate for percussion instruments.
3352 PIANO PEDAGOGY
A study of teaching methods appropriate for the piano.
3362 VOCAL PEDAGOGY
A study of teaching methods appropriate for the various voice types.
3372 WOODWIND PEDAGOGY
A study of teaching methods appropriate for woodwind instruments.
3383 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND INTEGRATION
This course will provide opportunities for students to investigate the various ways music technology is utilized in society. Concepts related to sound reproduction, recording hardware and software, music sequencing, and notational software will be important components for course presentations.
3392 GUITAR PEDAGOGY
A survey of pedagogical resources and methods of the classic guitar.
3401 INTERMEDIATE BRASS CLASS
Continuation of MUS 2401; to acquire knowledge concerning intonation problems, basic acoustics, etc., while developing a playing ability equivalent to an intermediate method book. (Prerequisite: MUS 2401 or permission of instructor. Semiprivate)
3411 INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND CLASS
Continuation of MUS 2411; to acquire knowledge concerning intonation problems, basic acoustics, etc., while developing a playing ability equivalent to an intermediate method book. (Prerequisite: MUS 2411 or permission of instructor. Semiprivate)
3421 INTERMEDIATE STRING CLASS
Continuation of MUS 2421. (Prerequisite: MUS 2421 or permission of instructor. Semiprivate)
3441 ADVANCED CLASS PIANO I
Fifth semester of study in sequence of piano curriculum for music majors. Music majors must pass with a grade of "C" or better. Additional study in literature, sight-reading, open score, transposition, ensemble, and harmonization skills. Continuation of MUS 2441.(Prerequisite:MUS 2641 or permission of instructor, Semiprivate; may be repeated for credit)
3451 INTERMEDIATE VOICE CLASS
Continuation of MUS 2451. (Prerequisite: MUS 2451 or permission of instructor. Semiprivate; may be repeated for credit)
3461 INTERMEDIATE GUITAR CLASS
Continuation of MUS 2461. (Prerequisite: MUS 2461 or permission of instructor. Semiprivate)
3471 PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCTING
Introduction to the principles of conducting; baton techniques; beat patterns; rehearsal procedures; development of physical coordination through actual participation in class.
3481 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING
Study and application of the principles of conducting relative to instrumental ensemble literature; comparative examination of conducting and rehearsal techniques, score reading, terminology and actual ensemble conducting experience. (Prerequisite: MUS 3471)
3491 CHORAL CONDUCTING
Study and application of the principles of conducting in relation to vocal ensemble literature with attention to choral tone, diction, score study, style and interpretation with actual ensemble conducting experience. (Prerequisite: MUS 3471)
3510 UPPER-DIVISION SECONDARY APPLIED MUSIC
Individual instruction in voice, keyboard, and orchestral instruments. (Field of study is course title. May be repeated for credit.)
3541 ADVANCED CLASS PIANO II
Sixth semester of piano study in the sequence of piano curriculum for music majors. Music majors must pass with a grade of "C" or better. Continuation of MUS 3441
3592 ADVANCED DICTION
Advanced application of phonetics, articulation, and pronunciation of German and French languages through selected vocaland operatic literature with continued study of the international phonetic alphabet. (Prerequisite MUS 2741 and MUS 2481)
3641 ADVANCED CLASS PIANO III
Seventh semester of piano study in the sequence of piano curriculum for music majors. Music majors must pass with a grade of "C" or better. Continuation of MUS 3541.
4202 ORCHESTRATION
Study of tonal resources and capabilities of all orchestral instruments. Opportunities are provided to score existing and original compositions in an orchestral texture. (Prerequisite: MUS 2213)
4212 INSTRUMENTATION
Demonstration of the instruments of the band and a study of basic transpositions and ranges; transcriptions for ensembles and full band. (Prerequisite: MUS 2213)
4220 RECITAL PERFORMANCE
Performance of degree or non-degree student recitals. All student recitals are subject to faculty hearings. Preparation for student degree recitals. Coaching, accompanying, program note preparation, and recording.
4232 ADVANCED COMPOSITION
Advanced study of 20th-century literature; advanced analytical problems; directed opportunities to utilize traditional and contemporary compositional techniques. (Prerequisite: MUS 3243 or permission of instructor)
4241 RECITAL PERFORMANCE FOR B.M. MAJORS
Performance of recital for candidates in the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree. Assessment of recital includes areas of performance facility (technique, intonation, tone, articuation/diction, and rhythm), musicality (phrasing, dynamics, interpretation, and performance practice), and performance preparation (stage presence, memorization, and program notes). All students recitals are subject to faculty hearings. Candidates in the Bachelor of Music Education degree may enroll in this course as an elective.
4303 METHODS & MATERIALS IN ELEMENTARY MUSIC
Resources, materials, and techniques for the elementary school music specialist. For all music education majors. (Will not count toward a major or minor in music. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education)
4313 METHODS & MATERIALS IN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Resources, materials and techniques for the instrumental music specialist. For instrumental and combined music education majors only. (Will not count on a major or minor in music. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education)
4323 METHODS & MATERIALS IN VOCAL MUSIC
Resources, materials and techniques for the vocal music specialist. For vocal and combined music education majors only. (Will not count toward a major or minor in music. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education)
4332 COMPARATIVE PIANO METHODS & MEDIA
A critical study of available piano courses and methods. Principles of a sound pedagogical approach for individual and group study of piano.
4401 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
Performance and study of smaller ensemble music according to class listing, performances of student projects; discussion of styles and ideas in performance. Offerings include Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion ensembles. (Prerequisite: permission of instructor; may be repeated for credit)
4410 VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Open to all university students by audition according to class listing. Offerings include Opera Workshop, and Chamber Singers. (May be repeated for credit)
4440 CAPSTONE PROJECT
Major final project in the field of music, completed in consultation and with the supervision of an advising professor. (Permission required)
4510 UPPER-DIVISION MAJOR APPLIED MUSIC
Individual instruction in voice, keyboard, and orchestral instruments. (Field of study is course title. May be repeated for credit.)
4960 DIRECTED READING
Individualized literature study selected in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
4970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Individualized project selected with the advice of the professor. (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
4980 SEMINAR
Small group study of topic announced by department (Prerequisite: department approval)
4990 RESEARCH
Independent investigation designed in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
5001 MUSIC THEORY REVIEW
This couse will cover the material of an entire undergraduate theory sequence from key signatures to pitch sets. It is expected that this material is mostly a review, and is intended to both prepare students for advanced classes in music theory required at the graduate level and complete their musical training. Topics covered include part writing, analysis, basic forms, counterpoint, and twentieth-century techniques.
5011 MUSIC HISTORY REVIEW
This course is designed to provide the incoming graduate student a general overview of the history, literature, styles, and techniques in music in preparation for advanced study in Music History. This course will include listening, score-reading, analysis and vocabulary to asssist students in communicating ideas about music.
5182 ADVANCED INSTRUMENTAL LITERATURE
This course will provide a comprehensive survey of early, t raditional, and contemporary wind band literature with a focus on performance practice analysis, and conducting techniques. Repertoire will be selected from a wide range of grade levels. Students will be able to apply knowledge garnered from this course immediately into their own classrooms. Prerequisite: admission to Master of Music Education ProgramCorequisite: MUS 5203 Advanced Conducting and Score Reading
5192 ADVANCED CHORAL LITERATURE
One semester course designed to survey contemporary choral music literature from A)the perspective of historically significant works and B)the utilitarian perspective of appropriateness for particular types of ensembles. Prerequisite admission to Master of Music Education Program. Co-requisiteMUS 5203 Adv Conducting and Score Reading
5203 ADV CONDUCTING & SCORE READING
Conducting problems in both choral and instrumental literature of all periods; open choral score and instrumental score reading at the piano.
5213 FORM AND ANALYSIS
Students in this course will study the forms and processes that define musical structure. Analysis is a vital activity for all musicians, especially those in music education. This course begins with definitions of the structural components of music composition and continues to descriptions of simple and complex forms. Learning to comprehend and analyze listening examples and scores will be the primary focus throughout the semester. Students will study assigned readings and give presentions on musical works within their particular interest.
5233 ORCHESTRATION
This course, designed for music educators, is an intensive study of transcription, orchestration, and arranging. Students will study pieces for instructional and vocal groups. Th is class includes analysis, lectures, score study, listening, class presentations, and orchestration and transcription assignments. Emphasis is placed on transcribing and arranging for elementary, junior, and senior high ensembles. During the semester students will write a series of arrangements for various instrumental and choral groups and complete a final project for band or choir that will be read by a live group.
5243 ADVANCED STUDY IN MUSIC THEORY
Advanced study includes analysis and composition using the harmony, musical form, and theories of music. Course material will be individualized based on students' interests and advice of the instructor.
5303 ADV METHODS & MEDIA IN ELEM SCHOOL MUSIC
Advanced methods and media in elementary school music including exploration of new materials and ideas in elementary music and their presentation.
5313 ADVANCED METHODS & MEDIA IN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
The organization and administration of the entire instrumental program; plans and techniques of class instruction in instruments; rehearsal routine; methods and materials.
5323 ADV METHODS & MEDIA IN VOCAL MUSIC
A survey of solutions to problems in teaching vocal music/and an examination of current materials.
5333 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC EDUCATION
This course is an examination of the history of music education in the United States including internal and external influences and educators' responses to them. Students will examine their knowledge and beliefs about music education to create a reserached and reasoned basis for their current practices.
5343 MUSIC EDUCATION RESEARCH
This course will provide opportunities for students to explore, and develop, a basic understanding of the various types of research utilized in music education. Students will focus also on establishing a fundamental knowledge of basicresearch terminology with regard to statistical analyses. In addition to research terminology, students will gain an introductory knowledge of the 5 basic components of a research project, which include 1) Introduction, 2) Review of Literature, 3) Purposes and Methodology, 4) Data and Analysis 5) Discussion and Conclusions.
5353 MUSIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT&ASSESSMENT
This course is an examination of public school music curricula including practical applications of local, state, and national standards and assessments for evalucation of student achievement.
5363 MUSIC ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION
This course is a detailed study of the management of a music education program including legal, practical, and supervisory activities. Practical application of these topics will include creating and piloting strategies for administering and supervising school music education programs.
5510 GRADUATE APPLIED MUSIC
Graduate applied music. (Field of study is course title)
5960 DIRECTED READINGS
Individualized literature study selected in consultation with the professor.
5970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Individualized project selected with the advice of the professor.
5980 SEMINAR
Small group study of topic announced by department.
5990 RESEARCH FOR MASTER'S THESIS
Independent investigation designed in consultation with the professor.