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Music, General (MUS, MUSI) Courses

Lower Division

MUSI 100 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(FA). Open to all students, with no background assumed, this course will familiarize the listener with the variety of styles and genres of Western concert music through an historical approach. Attending at least two approved live concerts/recitals is required.

MUS 101 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART MUSIC (2-1-2)(F/S). A preliminary course designed to acquaint the first-year music major with music history (from the Middle Ages to the present), literature, materials, library, and listening skills, and writing about music. PREREQ: Music Major or Pre-Major Status.

MUS 102 INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ (3-0-3)(F,S)(FA). Develops listening skills, historical understanding, and general appreciation of jazz as an art form within its specifically American cultural heritage and context. Attendance at two live jazz performances is required. No previous musical background is necessary.

MUS 103 ELEMENTS OF MUSIC THEORY AND EAR TRAINING (3-0-3)(S). This introduction to music theory and ear training course is designed for incoming music majors with minimal music theory/ear training background, as determined by the Music Literacy Predictive Exam given at the time of audition to the music program.

MUS 105 INTRODUCTION TO POP/ROCK MUSIC (3-0-3)(F/S)(FA). Survey of the history of rock and popular music from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day.

MUS 119 MATERIALS OF MUSIC I (3-0-3)(F). Music fundamentals review: notation, intervals, scales and modes, triads, key signatures, etc.; melody and cadences. Emphasis is on aural and visual recognition, analysis and compositional skills involving the above. PREREQ: Music Major, Pre-Music Major or Music Minor status. COREQ: MUS 121 and MUS-APL 108.

MUS 120 MATERIALS OF MUSIC II (3-0-3)(S). 4-voice textures (linear and vertical); monophony; diatonic chords and harmonic relationships; cadences; inversions; dominant sevenths; aural and visual analysis; compositional skills. PREREQ: MUS 119 or equivalent and piano as per MUS 119; Music Major or Music Minor status. COREQ: MUS 122 and MUS-APL 109.

MUS 121 EAR TRAINING I (0-2-1)(F). Designed to correlate with Materials I. Emphasizes aural training in scales, intervals and rhythms. Includes drill in solfeggio and sight singing, leading to aural recognition of 3- and 4-part harmonic structures. PREREQ: Music Major, Pre-Music Major or Music Minor status. COREQ: MUS 119 and MUS-APL 108.

MUS 122 EAR TRAINING II (0-2-1)(S). Designed to correlate with Materials II. Emphasizes aural training in scales, intervals and rhythms. Includes drill in solfeggio and sight singing, leading to aural recognition of 3- and 4-part harmonic structures. PREREQ: Music Major or Music Minor status. COREQ: MUS 120 and MUS-APL 109.

MUS 147 SURVEY OF OPERA AND MUSIC THEATRE (3-0-3)(F). An historical survey of the development and growth of opera and music theatre through chronological study of scores, recordings, sound filmstrips, and library resource materials from the beginning of the Baroque period to contemporary modern opera and music theatre compositions.

MUS 208 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (1-3-2)(S). Develops essential basic skills and technology in the field of music. Students will become familiar with music software including educational, sequencing and notational software; will use word processing, database applications, spreadsheet programs, and graphics to produce sample classroom materials; and will learn sound reinforcement, recording technology, MIDI applications and programs, and CD-ROM applications.

MUS 219 MATERIALS OF MUSIC III (3-0-3)(F). Continuation of 4-part textures. Diatonic sevenths; secondary dominants and introduction to altered chords, augmented sixth and Neapolitan chords; modulations; compositional skills involving the above. PREREQ: MUS 120 or equivalent and piano per MUS 119.

MUS 220 MATERIALS OF MUSIC IV (3-0-3)(S). Continuation of 4-part textures. Eleventh and thirteenth chords; twentieth-century melody and harmony; atonality and serial techniques. Compositional skills involving the above. PREREQ: MUS 219 or equivalent and piano per MUS 119.

MUS 221 EAR TRAINING III (0-2-1)(F). Continuation of Ear Training II: more advanced sight-singing, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation with more advanced rhythms in 2-4 voices. PREREQ: MUS 120, MUS 122, MUS-APL 109.

MUS 222 EAR TRAINING IV (0-2-1)(S). Continuation of Ear Training III: more advanced sight-singing (including highly chromatic melodies), and more advanced melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation in 2-4 voices. PREREQ: MUS 219, MUS 221, MUS-APL 109.

MUS 230 FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC EDUCATION (2-1-2)(S). Introduction to the fundamentals of music education and teaching techniques for music at all levels. Includes observations of various school music programs. Lab period devoted to visitation in public schools. PREREQ: MUS 120, MUS 122, and Music Education major status.

MUS 231 MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES AND METHODS (1-1-1)(F). Intended for music education majors. Survey of methods and materials necessary for the organization, administration, and instruction of public school marching bands. Required for all wind, brass and percussion music education majors. COREQ: MUS-ENS 121 or MUS-ENS 321.

MUS 256 VOCAL TECHNIQUES AND METHODS (1-2-2)(S). Primarily for Music Education majors, this course deals with teaching skills to help develop the vocal potentials of young students, describing basic physical components of the voice and their coordination, understanding the young and “changing” voice, and learning phonetic components of Latin, Italian, and German. PREREQ: Music Education major status.

MUS 257 STRING INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES AND METHODS (1-2-2)(S). Primarily for Music Education majors, this course deals with methods and materials of string-class teaching in the public schools, while providing the student with a basic performing technique on two or more of the orchestral string instruments: violin, viola, cello, and string bass. PREREQ: Music Education major status.

MUS 261 BASIC CONDUCTING (0-2-1)(S). Fundamental techniques of conducting: baton fundamentals, group rehearsal techniques, and simple score reading. PREREQ: MUS 120 and MUS 122.

MUS 266 WOODWIND INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES AND METHODS (1-2-2)(F). Primarily for Music Education majors, this course deals with methods and materials of teaching woodwind instruments in the public schools, while providing the student with a basic performing technique on two or more woodwind instruments. PREREQ: Music Education major status.

Upper Division

MUS 312 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER MUSIC (3-0-3)(F)(Offered odd years). Sound processing techniques for computer-based composition. Study of important works of electronic music, create original compositions, techniques of digital sound synthesis, analysis-synthesis, granular synthesis and algorithmic composition. PREREQ: MUS 220 or PERM/INST.

MUS 323 CHORAL ARRANGING (2-0-2)(S). Designed to give music education students experiences in arranging music for a variety of choral ensembles. PREREQ: MUS 220.

MUS 324 ORCHESTRATION (2-0-2)(S). Primarily for music majors. A study of scoring, notation, and arranging for brass, woodwind, percussion, and stringed instruments, and of their textures and uses in various combinations. PREREQ: MUS 220.

MUS 327 JAZZ TECHNIQUES (1-1-1)(F)(Odd years). Intended for music education majors. Covers lead instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles in the public schools through the study of rehearsal planning and procedures, jazz articulations and styles, as well as the materials and methods for teaching improvisation.

MUS 328 ADVANCED PIANO AND ACCOMPANYING (1-1-1)(S). Choral accompaniments and choral parts, as well as accompaniments, for art songs and folk songs using both printed notation and chord symbols. PREREQ: MUS-APL 108,109 or PERM/INST.

MUS 331 AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE (3-0-3)(F/S). An historical overview will be presented along with a look at behind-the-scenes work necessary in the presentation of musical theatre productions. Includes an in-depth look at all the responsibilities of the entire production crew, from promotion and box office to stage crews, and from make-up crews to cast.

MUS 332 MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS (0-10-4)(S). Specific apprenticeships in the operations of actual musical theatre productions will be given to gain experience in the practical application of knowledge learned in MUS 331. May be repeated two times for credit. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: MUS 331, PERM/INST.

MUS 351 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I (3-0-3)(S). The analysis of the development of Western art music from early Christian times through the early baroque era. Consideration of music from these periods as artistic entities, their relationships to their contemporary societies, and as foundations for subsequent expressions. PREREQ: MUS 219.

MUS 352 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II (3-0-3)(F). Encompasses the periods from the mid-baroque through the early 19th century. Attention to the changes in music forms and genres through listening, score-reading, analysis and discussion. PREREQ: MUS 219.

MUS 353 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE III (3-0-3)(S). Encompasses the music of the mid-19th century to the present. Attention to the changes in musical styles and aesthetics through listening, score-reading, analysis and discussion. PREREQ: MUS 220 and MUS 352.

MUS 365 CHORAL CONDUCTING (0-2-1)(F). A course designed to deal with the problems and techniques of choral conducting. Students will work with ensemble groups as laboratories for conducting experience. PREREQ: MUS 261 or PERM/INST.

MUS 366 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING (0-2-1)(S). A course designed to deal with the problems of instrumental conducting. Includes baton technique and score reading. Students will work with ensembles as laboratories for conducting experience. PREREQ: MUS 261.

MUS 367 CHORAL LITERATURE (2-0-2)(F/S). Survey of choral works from all time periods. Though secular works are discussed, special emphasis is placed on tracing the development of the Mass, Motet and Requiem throughout history. Strategies for teaching and performing these works. Special projects cover programming for elementary, secondary and collegiate choirs.

MUS 368 PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES AND METHODS (1-2-2)(S). Primarily for Music Education majors, this course deals with methods and materials of teaching percussion instruments in the public schools, while providing the student with basic performing techniques on percussion. PREREQ: Music Education major status.

MUS 369 BRASS INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES AND METHODS (1-2-2)(F). Primarily for Music Education majors, this course deals with methods and materials of teaching brass instruments in the public schools, while providing the student with a basic performing technique on two or more brass instruments. PREREQ: Music Education major status.

MUS 370 GUITAR FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS (2-0-2)(S)(Odd years). Designed for teachers or prospective teachers who wish to use the guitar in classroom situations. Emphasis is on accompaniment skills, elementary chord theory, and proper hand position. Musical material is drawn from popular and folk styles useful in elementary classes. May be repeated once for credit.

MUS 372 TEACHING MUSIC IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM (2-2-2)(F). For music majors. Includes special methods, materials and teaching techniques for the elementary classroom music program. Lab period devoted to teaching in public schools. PREREQ: MUS 230 and successful completion of Music Education Interview.

MUS 374 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS AND METHODS FOR THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM TEACHER (3-0-3)(F/S). Course prepares future elementary and special education teachers in awareness, skills, theories, and practices in K-8 general music education. Students will demonstrate skills and mastery with general music materials, facility in music reading, conducting, and playing of classroom instruments, and will design, teach, and assess music lessons.

MUS 375 REHEARSAL PRACTICUM CHORAL (0-1-1)(F). Provides the music education major with the skills necessary for rehearsal planning, score preparation, rehearsal techniques, and choice of appropriate literature for public school choral music programs. Significant time will be devoted to in-class rehearsals with students as conductors. PREREQ: MUS 261; COREQ: MUS 365 or PERM/INST.

MUS 376 REHEARSAL PRACTICUM INSTRUMENTAL (0-1-1)(S). Provides the music education major with the skills necessary for rehearsal planning, score preparation, rehearsal techniques, and choice of appropriate literature for public school instrumental music programs. Significant time will be devoted to in class rehearsals with students as conductors. PREREQ: MUS 261; COREQ: MUS 366 or PERM/INST.

MUS 385 CHORAL METHODS AND MATERIALS (2-2-2)(S). Designed for music education majors who will be teaching vocal groups in junior and/or senior high schools. A practical workshop in selection and conducting of choral materials, rehearsal techniques, use of small ensembles, planning and organization of vocal groups. Lab period devoted to teaching in public schools. PREREQ: MUS 230 and successful completion of Music Education Interview.

MUS 387 BAND AND ORCHESTRA METHODS AND MATERIALS (2-2-2)(F). The study of the organization and administration of bands and orchestras at the secondary school level, including equipment purchasing, budgets, public relations, planning, rehearsal techniques, scheduling, programming, and emergency repairs of instruments. Lab period devoted to teaching in public schools. PREREQ: MUS 230, MUS 257, MUS 266, MUS 368, MUS 369 and successful completion of Music Education Interview.

MUS 402 SURVEY OF JAZZ (3-0-3)(S). Explores interpretation of America’s original musical art form through listening and through discussion of socio-cultural contexts of jazz. Survey covers stylistic influences of nineteenth-century Africa and Western Europe through current living exponents of jazz. PREREQ: MUSI 100.

MUS 404 SURVEY OF MUSIC OF WORLD CULTURES (3-0-3)(S)(Alternate years). Musical traditions beyond the scope of Western art music. PREREQ: Grade of B or better in MUS 353, and upper-division status in music; or PERM/INST.

MUS 410 ADVANCED FORM AND ANALYSIS (3-0-3)(F/S). Analysis of harmonic and formal structures of the larger binary and ternary forms; the sonata, the symphony, the concerto, Baroque forms. PREREQ: MUS 220.

MUS 424 COUNTERPOINT SINCE 1600 (2-0-2)(F). Study and writing in contrapuntal styles from Baroque period to present day. Invertible counterpoint, canon, fugue, invention, and analysis of procedures in representative works. Additional compositions and/or research for graduate credit. PREREQ: MUS 220.

MUS 440 MAJOR INSTRUMENT LITERATURE/PEDAGOGY (2-0-2)(F,S). Survey of important literature and comparative study of pedagogical materials, principles and procedures for the major instrument. Reading, lecture, listening, and observation in teaching studios. PREREQ: Upper-division standing in performance.

MUS 454 SECONDARY GENERAL MUSIC METHODS (2-0-2)(S)(Even years). Methods and materials emphasizing the development of discriminating listening skills, expressive singing, reading and notating music, creating music, and understanding music’s role in contemporary society.

MUS 457 MAJOR INSTRUMENT LITERATURE (2-0-2)(F/S)(Alternate years with MUS 463/464). A survey of important literature written for the major instrument. PREREQ: Upper-division standing in performance.

MUS 463 MAJOR INSTRUMENT PEDAGOGY I (2-0-2)(F). A survey and comparative study of pedagogical materials, principles and procedures. The course will consist of reading, lecture, listening, and observation in teaching studios. PREREQ: Upper-division standing in performance.

MUS 464 MAJOR INSTRUMENT PEDAGOGY II (2-0-2)(S)(Alternate years). Practical application of pedagogical methods and procedures through supervised studio teaching. Further reading, lecture, listening, and discussion involving pedagogical techniques. PREREQ: MUS 463.

MUS 465 DICTION FOR SINGERS I (2-0-2)(F)(Odd years). A course designed for singers, devoted to the understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) system and the learning of the rules of pronunciation in Italian, Latin, and Spanish languages. Graduate students will additionally transcribe an entire song cycle or the songs of a proposed graduation recital. Required for all vocal performance majors and Master of Music vocal performance majors and strongly recommended for all voice emphasis majors. PREREQ: One year of MUS-PRV voice performance studies.

MUS 466 DICTION FOR SINGERS II (2-0-2)(S)(Even years). A continuation of MUS 465 Diction for Singers I, with emphasis on German, French, and English languages. Graduate students will additionally transcribe an entire song cycle or the songs of a proposed graduation recital. Required for all vocal performance majors and Master of Music vocal performance majors and strongly recommended for all voice emphasis majors. PREREQ: MUS 465 or PERM/INST.

MUS 481 PROFESSIONAL YEAR—ELEMENTARY TEACHING EXPERIENCE III DUAL OPTION (0-15-6)(F,S). Supervised student teaching in an elementary school. Student will be placed with a master teacher in music for one half-semester (full-time) in music under the supervision of university faculty. Attendance at seminars is required. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: PERM/INST. COREQ: MUS 482 or MUS 483.

MUS 482 PROFESSIONAL YEAR—JUNIOR HIGH TEACHING EXPERIENCE IV DUAL OPTION (0-15-6)(F,S). Supervised student teaching in a junior high school. Student will be placed with a master teacher in music for one half-semester (full-time) in music under the supervision of university faculty. Attendance at seminars is required. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: PERM/INST. COREQ: MUS 481 or MUS 483.

MUS 483 PROFESSIONAL YEAR—SENIOR HIGH TEACHING EXPERIENCE IV DUAL OPTION (0-15-6)(F,S). Supervised student teaching in a senior high school. Student will be placed with a master teacher in music for one half-semester (full-time) in music under the supervision of university faculty. Attendance at seminars is required. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: PERM/INST. COREQ: MUS 481 or MUS 482.

MUS 484 PROFESSIONAL YEAR SEMINAR IN MUSIC EDUCATION (0-2-2)(F/S)(FF). This course is part of the professional year culminating experience. It is designed to allow students to synthesize knowledge and skills gained throughout academic coursework concurrently with application and professional engagement in the field during student teaching. PREREQ: Admission to Professional Year. COREQ: MUS 481.

MUS 498 MUSIC SEMINAR (2-0-2)(F/S). A seminar project under faculty direction. PREREQ: Senior standing.

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