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Music Applied Performance Classes, Recitals (MUS-APL) Courses

Lower Division

MUS-APL 010 CONCERT CLASS (0-1-0)(F/S). Student, guest, and/or faculty performances. Class meets weekly. Additional attendance at concerts outside of class is also a class requirement. (Pass/Fail.)

MUS-APL 102 OBOE REED MAKING (1-0-1)(F). Oboe reed making, from gouging tube cane through finishing, for oboists. May be repeated for credit. COREQ: 2- or 4-credit oboe lessons or PERM/INST.

MUS-APL 108 CLASS PIANO I (1-1-1)(F). Introduction to the piano keyboard, major and minor five-finger patterns, introduction to major and minor scales and arpeggios, cadence patterns and harmonization with primary chords, elementary-level repertoire studies, basic left-hand and two-hand accompaniments, creative improvisation, transposition, and sight-reading. PREREQ: Music Major. COREQ: MUS 119 and MUS 121.

MUS-APL 109 CLASS PIANO II (1-1-1)(S). Continuation of piano skills introduced in MUS-APL 108. Major and minor scales and arpeggios, cadence patterns and harmonization with primary and secondary chords, intermediate-level repertoire studies, left-hand and two-hand accompaniment patterns, melodic and harmonic improvisation, transposition, and sight-reading. PREREQ: Music Major, MUS-APL 108 or PERM/INST. COREQ: MUS 120 and MUS 122.

MUS-APL 129 JAZZ IMPROVISATION I (1-1-1)(F/S). This performance-oriented course deals with the fundamentals of jazz theory and its application in improvisation. These principles will be studied through transcription and analysis of seminal jazz recordings and applied to selected exercises and standard jazz repertoire. Students should possess above-average technical facility on their instrument, have a working knowledge of music theory, and be proficient in aural skills. May be repeated once for credit. PREREQ: MUS 119 or PERM/INST.

MUS-APL 150 BEGINNING PIANO CLASS (0-1-1)(F/S). For non-music majors who have had little or no previous instruction in piano playing. May be taken a maximum of two times for credit.

MUS-APL 180 BEGINNING VOICE CLASS (0-1-1)(F/S). This course is intended for students who have had little or no previous instruction in singing. May be taken for a maximum of two times for credit.

MUS-APL 229 JAZZ IMPROVISATION II (1-1-1)(F/S). This second level and continuation of Jazz Improvisation I deals with more advanced harmonic, formal, and improvisational concepts. These principles will be studied primarily through transcription and analysis of seminal jazz recordings. Students will learn advanced jazz repertoire as well as non-traditional methods of organizing improvisation. May be repeated once for credit. PREREQ: MUS-APL 129 or PERM/INST.

Upper Division

MUS-APL 302 OBOE REED MAKING (1-0-1)(F). Oboe reed making, from gouging tube cane through finishing, for oboists. May be repeated for credit. COREQ: 2- or 4-credit oboe lessons or PERM/INST.

MUS-APL 329 JAZZ IMPROVISATION III (0-1-2)(F/S). Private lessons in Jazz Improvisation. Students will develop their individual voices as jazz improvisers through intensive study of seminal recordings, performance of jazz repertoire, and analysis of their own recorded improvisations. Extra fee, nonwaivable, per private lesson fee schedule, required. May be repeated once for credit. PREREQ: MUS-APL 229 or PERM/INST.

MUS-APL 345 JUNIOR PERFORMANCE RECITAL (0-V-2)(F,S). Solo recital given prior to the required senior solo recital at any time subsequent to the freshman year. (Pass/Fail.) COREQ: Enrollment in MUS-PRV 300-level lessons and PERM/INST.

MUS-APL 429 JAZZ IMPROVISATION IV (0-1-2)(F/S). Private lessons in Jazz Improvisation. Students will develop their individual voices as jazz improvisers through intensive study of seminal recordings, performance of jazz repertoire, and analysis of their own recorded improvisations. Extra fee, nonwaivable, per private lesson fee schedule, required. May be repeated once for credit. PREREQ: MUS-APL 329 or PERM/INST.

MUS-APL 444 SENIOR MUSIC EDUCATION RECITAL (0-V-1)(F,S). This course is a one-half recital to be presented as the culminating performance project for Music Education majors. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: 300-level performance ability and PERM/INST. COREQ: MUS-PRV 300 series course or higher.

MUS-APL 445 SENIOR BACHELOR OF ARTS RECITAL (0-V-1)(F,S)(FF). This course is a one-half recital to be presented as the culminating performance project for bachelor of arts music majors emphasizing performance. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: 300-level performance ability and PERM/INST. COREQ: MUS-PRV 300 series course or higher.

MUS-APL 446 SENIOR PERFORMANCE RECITAL (0-V-2)(F,S)(FF). This course is a full recital to be presented as the culminating project for performance emphasis majors within the bachelor of music program. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: 400-level performance ability and PERM/INST. COREQ: MUS-PRV 400 series course.

MUS-APL 447 SENIOR COMPOSITION RECITAL (0-V-2)(F,S,SU)(FF). A recital for the performance of original compositions by the composition major. Students must make their own arrangements with personnel required for the recital. Required of composition majors. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Major in composition and PERM/INST. COREQ: MUS-PRV 400 series course.

MUS-APL 448 SENIOR BACHELOR OF ARTS PROJECT (0-V-1)(F,S)(FF). This course will be an independent study project designed by the student. The culminating project should reflect the area of study and interests of the student in the Bachelor of Arts, Music major in lieu of the senior recital. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

MUS-APL 449 SENIOR BACHELOR OF ARTS MUSIC/BUSINESS PROJECT (0-V-1)(F,S)(FF). This course will be an independent study project designed by the student. Students will create, design, organize, execute, and produce evidence of a project that combines the elements and conventions associated with music and business scholarship. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

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