School of Music 2005-2007 Academic Bulletin
|Academic CoursesRecording Arts and Audio Technology and Church Music|
Recording Arts and Audio Technology
A101 Introduction to Audio Technology (3 cr.) Introduction to the equipment and techniques employed in audio recording and sound reinforcement.
A102 Audio Techniques I (3 cr.) P: A101 Introduction to Audio Technology. Introduction to studio equipment and recording procedures including microphone use, basic studio techniques, editing concepts, and recording and signal processing equipment.
A111 Basic Electricity (3 cr.) P: Two years high school algebra, MATH M025 Pre-Calculus Mathematics, or equivalent. Fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism, with review of necessary algebra.
A112 Electronics I (3 cr.) P: A111 Basic Electricity. AC theory and introduction to circuit elements and active devices.
A150 Introductory Seminar in Recording Arts (1 cr.) P: A101 Introduction to Audio Technology. An introduction to critical listening for recording engineers and producers, with an emphasis on technical evaluation and aesthetic principles within the context of musical style.
A201 Audio Techniques II (3 cr.) P: A102 Audio Techniques I, and A150 Introductory Seminar in Recording Arts. Intermediate studio and recording procedures including signal processing, digital audio theory, and basic digital audio workstation techniques.
A202 Audio Techniques III (3 cr.) P: A201 Audio Techniques II. Advanced digital audio theory including media production, audio for Internet, and advanced digital audio workstation techniques.
A211 Electronics II (3 cr.) P: A112 Electronics I. System design and operation applied to audio, both analog and digital.
A270 Multitrack Studio Techniques I (3 cr.) P: A102 Audio Techniques I and A150 Introductory Seminar in Recording Arts. Multitrack studio and recording procedures with an emphasis on signal processing and mixdown techniques.
A311 Audio Repair and Maintenance I (3 cr.) P: A112 Electronics I. Instruction in basic maintenance of audio equipment and studio maintenance. Practical experience is emphasized.
A312 Audio Repair and Maintenance II (3 cr.) P: A311 Audio Repair and Maintenance I. Instruction in advanced audio equipment maintenance with concentration on wiring practices, system design, analysis, and repair. Practical experience is emphasized.
A320 Sound Reinforcement Techniques (2 cr.) P: A201 Audio Techniques II. An introduction to sound reinforcement systems and the techniques of sound reinforcement.
A321 Sound for Picture Production (3 cr.) P: A202 Audio Techniques III and A270 Multitrack Studio Techniques I. Study of audio production techniques for radio, video, film, and multimedia. Emphasis on mixing criteria for broadcast and visual productions.
A325 Digital Audio Workstation Seminar (2 cr.) A seminar in intermediate and advanced digital audio workstation production techniques.
A330 Recording Techniques for Music Majors (3 cr.) P: A101 Introduction to Audio Technology. An overview of recording techniques for musicians. Emphasis is on a practical understanding of recording technology from the perspective of both a studio musician and engineer.
A331 Production Techniques for Music Majors (2 cr.) P: A330 Recording Techniques for Music Majors. For music majors who want to record a demonstration tape. Producing a recording from the planning stage, through the recording and post-production process, to the creation of a finished master. Final project will be the production of a short recording.
A340 Topics in Recording Arts (2-3 cr.) May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor for different topics only.
A350 Seminar in Recording Arts (1 cr.) P: A150 Introductory Seminar in Recording Arts. Critical listening and discussion of recording techniques, concepts, and aesthetics.
A370 Multitrack Studio Techniques II (2 cr.) P: A270 Multitrack Studio Techniques I and A350 Seminar in Recording Arts. Supervised practical experience in multitrack studio procedures with an emphasis on microphone and recording techniques. Small group and individual project work, plus group listening and discussion.
A420 Advanced Sound Reinforcement (2 cr.) P: A320 Sound Reinforcement Techniques. Study of advanced sound reinforcement, system design, and practical experience in sound reinforcement.
A440 Individual Project in Recording Arts (1-3 cr.) P: Senior standing.
A460 Recording Arts: Techniques and Production (3 cr.) P: A201 Audio Techniques II and A270 Multitrack Studio Techniques I. Recording and production of CD projects for commercial release. Includes practical experience in engineering, producing, and editing, as well as an overview of the CD production process from planning through manufacture.
A461 Final Project in Recording Arts (1 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. Preparation of dossier summarizing all work completed (concurrent with last semester of on-campus course work). Student will make a presentation of the dossier to a group of music faculty including the director of recording arts and at least one other faculty member from outside the Audio Department.
A470 Individual Multitrack Studio Projects I (2 cr.) P: A370 Multitrack Studio Techniques II. Advanced production experience in multitrack recording and mixing. Individual project work, plus group listening and discussion.
A471 Individual Multitrack Studio Projects II (2 cr.) P: A470 Individual Multitrack Studio Projects I. Individual projects in multitrack recording.
A480 Internship in Audio (3 cr.) P: A461 Final Project in Recording Arts. Supervised experience in a working environment directly related to audio technology. Assessed by reports from the student and on-site supervisor.
C400 Research in Church Music (cr. arr.)*
C401 Church Music I (3 cr.) Basic keyboard skills, four-part harmonization of melodies and given bases, improvisation of simple chord progressions in four-part style, basic modulation, and transposition of four-part materials (hymns).
C402 Church Music II (3 cr.) P: C401 Church Music I or special examination. Further development of keyboard skills, reading of figured bass, score reading, and advanced transposition.
C403 Church Music III (3 cr.) P: C402 Church Music II or special examination. Survey of liturgies, introductory hymnody, console conducting, service music, advanced modulation, and improvisation.
C404 Church Music IV (3 cr.) P: C403 Church Music III. Continuation of materials of C403 Church Music III. Satisfactory completion of C404 Church Music IV completes the keyboard proficiency requirement for organists.
C405 Organ Construction and Design (2 cr.) A historical and interactive study of the action and pipes of the organ, from the earliest European example to the latest developments in the organ building industry. Includes a lab component where the student has hands-on experience with university organs, performing basic maintenance routines, such as tuning and repair.
C500 Independent Study in Church Music Practices (cr. arr.)
C502 Hymnody (2 cr.) A study of the history and structure of hymn texts and music with special emphasis on hymn writers of the twentieth century.
C504 Improvisational Skills (2 cr.) Basic keyboard skills with emphasis on harmony, chord progressions, and simple form(s). Prerequisite to C524 Organ Improvisation unless exempted by audition.
C522 Handbell Practicum (1 cr.) A practical introduction to handbell performance, conducting, and ensemble development. Course includes instruction in basic and advanced handbell ringing techniques, conducting, assignment of bells, and knowledge of literature. Open to organ and organ and church music majors.
C523 Church Music Practicum (2 cr.)* A study of repertoire, performance techniques (e.g., console conducting), and organizational methods required of church musicians.
C524 Organ Improvisation (2 cr.) P: C403 Church Music III, C404 Church Music IV, and C504 Improvisational Skills. Improvisation for the church organists, with emphasis on stylistic considerations, formal structures, and devices.
C533 Sacred Choral Literature I, Small Forms (2-3 cr.) Sacred music from the sixteenth century to the present: smaller forms, motets, and anthems.
C534 Sacred Choral Literature II, Large Forms (2 cr.) The development of cantata, oratorio, and the concert mass from 1600 to the present. Special emphasis on usage in the church music programs of today.
C535 Introduction to Liturgy and the Arts (2 cr.) A study of the relationship between liturgy, music, and other related arts both in history and current practice.
C620 Certificate Final Project (1 cr.)
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