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P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
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  • MUS-A 101 Introduction to Audio Technology (3 cr.) For recording arts majors only. Introduction to the equipment and techniques employed in audio recording and sound reinforcement.
  • MUS-A 102 Audio Techniques I (3 cr.) P: MUS-A 101. Introduction to studio and recording techniques, including theory and practice of the use of microphones in mono and stereo recording, elementary tape editing, analog tape machines and digital principles. II
  • MUS-A 190 Arts, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.) Explores artistic disciplines and associated forms, materials, and practices. Develops students' making, looking, and listening skills. Through the creative process students will explore relationships to other individuals and cultures, and will review the implications of their learning for their personal, academic, and professional pursuits. I, II, S
  • MUS-B 110 Horn Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Private French horn lessons.
  • MUS-B 120 Trumpet Undergraduate Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Private Trumpet lessons.
  • MUS-B 130 Trombone Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Private Trombone lessons.
  • MUS-B 140 Euphonium Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.)
  • MUS-B 150 Tuba Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Private Tuba lessons.
  • MUS-B 210 French Horn (1-2 cr.) Private French Horn lessons at the secondary level.
  • MUS-B 220 Trumpet and Cornet (1-2 cr.) Private Trumpet lessons at the secondary level.
  • MUS-B 230 Trombone (1-2 cr.) Private Trombone lessons at the secondary level.
  • MUS-B 310 French Horn (1-4 cr.) Private French Horn lessons for music majors.
  • MUS-B 320 Trumpet and Cornet (1-4 cr.) Private Trumpet lessons for music majors.
  • MUS-B 330 Trombone (1-4 cr.) Private Trombone lessons all music majors.
  • MUS-B 340 Euphonium (1-4 cr.)
  • MUS-B 350 Tuba (1-4 cr.) Private studio instruction in tuba for music majors.
  • MUS-B 410 Horn Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.) Applied music.
  • MUS-B 443 Junior Baritone Horn Recital (1 cr.)
  • MUS-B 444 Senior Baritone Horn Recital (1 cr.)
  • MUS-B 720 Trumpet Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-B 820 Trumpet Graduate Minor (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-B 910 Horn Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-B 920 Trumpet Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-B 930 Trombone Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-B 940 Euphonium Graduate Major (3 cr.)
  • MUS-B 950 Tuba Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-C 401 Sacred Music 1 (3 cr.) An introductory study and application of keyboard harmony, transposition, improvisation, hymn playing, and accompanying for the church service.
  • MUS-D 100 Percussion Election/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Private Percussion lessons.
  • MUS-D 200 Percussion Instruments (1-2 cr.) Private percussion lessons at the secondary level.
  • MUS-D 300 Percussion Instruments (1-4 cr.) Private percussion lessons for music majors.
  • MUS-D 400 Percussion Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.)
  • MUS-D 800 Percussion Graduate Minor (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-D 900 Percussion Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-E 400 Undergraduate Readings in Music Education (1-6 cr.) Examination of current topics relevant to the field of music education as found in the professional literature. Sample topics include teaching competencies, curricular content, choral and instrumental techniques, and innovative methodology.
  • MUS-E 457 Instrumental Pedagogy (1-3 cr.) Pedagogy classes pertaining to the individual instruments.
  • MUS-E 459 Instrumental Pedagogy (1-3 cr.)
  • MUS-E 490 Psychology of Music Teaching (3 cr.) For all undergraduate applied music majors. Principles of the psychology of music, growth and development, learning; implications for teaching music.
  • MUS-E 493 Piano Pedagogy (2-3 cr.) Required of senior piano majors. Two hours of demonstration and two hours of teaching each week. Methods and materials for teaching individuals and class on the intermediate and advanced levels.
  • MUS-E 494 Vocal Pedagogy (3 cr.) Principles of voice production. Quality, diction, range, breathing, vocalization, dynamics, agility, and vocal hygiene as bases for an approach to vocal teaching.
  • MUS-E 495 Supervised Practice Teaching I (1-2 cr.) Supervised studio teaching of a specific instrument or voice, fitting the competence of the student. Enrollees will be critiques as they teach students assigned to them.
  • MUS-E 496 Supervised Practice Teaching II (1-2 cr.) Continuation of MUS-E 495.
  • MUS-E 497 Supervised Practice Teaching III (1-2 cr.) Continuation of MUS-E 495, MUS-E 496.
  • MUS-E 517 Sociology of Music (1-3 cr.) Discussions and informal lectures on aspects of the sociology of music viewed from a processual perspective.
  • MUS-E 519 Psychology of Music (3 cr.) Functions of the musical mind; factors in the development of musical skills and maturity.
  • MUS-E 545 Guided Professional Experiences (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Further development of professional skills in teaching, supervision, and administration by means of laboratory techniques and use of School of Music facilities and resources. Evidence of competency to carry on independent work required.
  • MUS-E 559 Instrumental Pedagogy (1-3 cr.) Pedagogy classes pertaining to the individual instruments.
  • MUS-E 593 Piano Pedagogy (2-3 cr.) In the Piano Pedagogy program the student will learn the practical aspects of teaching elementary, intermediate, and advanced students.
  • MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (3 cr.) A study of the components of voice production - respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation - along with practical methods to address voice classification, tonal quality, diction, registration, and other related topics. A major paper on a related subject and supervised teaching through assignment of students to members of the class will be required.
  • MUS-F 201 Jazz Piano Class (1 cr.) This course is designed for the elementary pianist to provide a foundation in basic jazz piano harmony. Each class will include the learning of a theoretical concept, plus the application of that concept through playing. There are listening examples given throughout the course as well as listening assignments which represent some of the important jazz piano players of the last 50 years of the twentieth century.
  • MUS-F 202 Jazz Piano Class 2 (1 cr.) This course is designed as the second in a series of two courses for the elementary pianist, to study more advanced harmony, adding the element of improvisation. Each class will include the learning of a theoretical concept, plus the application of that concept through playing.
  • MUS-F 261 String Class Techniques 1 (2 cr.) Class instruction and teaching methods for violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass.
  • MUS-F 281 Brass Instrument Techniques (2 cr.) Class instruction and teaching methods for trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba.
  • MUS-F 337 Woodwind Techniques (2 cr.) Class instruction and teaching methods for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon.
  • MUS-F 338 Percussion Techniques (2 cr.) Instruction in timpani, snare drum, xylophone, bass drum, cymbals, Afro-Indo-Latin and jazz drums, etc. Laboratory class with emphasis on teaching techniques.
  • MUS-F 466 Techniques in Marching Bands (1-2 cr.) For undergraduate and graduates majoring in music education. Techniques for organizing and training marching bands in public schools and at the college level. Planning and charting football shows; rehearsal problems. I
  • MUS-F 550 Chamber Music (0-1 cr.) Rehearsal and performance of chamber music.
  • MUS-G 261 String Class Techniques (1-2 cr.) Class instruction and teaching methods for violin, viola, violoncello and double bass.
  • MUS-G 281 Brass Instrument Techniques (1-2 cr.) Class instruction for developing proficiency on trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Study of methods and materials for teaching brass instruments in class or private lessons.
  • MUS-G 370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.) Introduction to philosophy and fundamentals of conducting. Scores preparation, baton and hand gestures for the right hand and use of the left hand; all standard meters and time patters; varying dynamics, accents, musical characteristics and styles. I
  • MUS-G 372 Choral Conducting 2 (2 cr.) Choral conducting applied to tone, balance, diction, phrasing, and interpretation.
  • MUS-G 373 Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.) Further development of score reading and conducting techniques. Emphasis on experience conducting live instrumental ensembles.
  • MUS-G 380 Advanced Conducting (2 cr.) P: MUS-G 370. Continuation of G370, with attention to special rehearsal and performance techniques for both instrumental and choral ensembles. II
  • MUS-G 560 Graduate Choral Conducting (3 cr.) For graduate students majoring in fields other than choral conducting. Admission by examination during orientation week.
  • MUS-G 561 Masters Choral Conducting 1 (3 cr.) Study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major choral works from the choral and choral/orchestral literature are conducted.
  • MUS-G 562 Master's Choral Conducting 2 (3 cr.) P: MUS-G 561. Continuing study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major choral works from the choral and choral/orchestral literature are conducted.
  • MUS-G 571 Master's Advanced Orchestral Conducting (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Baton technique and critical examination of scores; rehearsal and interpretive problems.
  • MUS-G 810 Doctoral Choral Conducting Performance 1 (2-3 cr.) Preparation and conducting of choral program.
  • MUS-H 100 Harp Election/Secondary (1-2 cr.)
  • MUS-H 400 Harp Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.)
  • MUS-H 600 Graduate Recital in Harp (1 cr.) Recital course for Master of Music.
  • MUS-H 900 Harp Graduate Major (1-8 cr.) Studio instruction in harp for the graduate major.
  • MUS-I 100 Cultural Events Attendance (0 cr.) Events attendance course. Events include all arts disciplines. Required for all music majors and minors every semester of study.
  • MUS-I 311 B.S./B.M.E./B.M. Jazz Senior Recital (0 cr.) Performance capstone experience for the Bachelor of Science in Music and Outside Field and the Bachelor of Music Education.
  • MUS-I 411 Bachelor of Music Junior Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUS-I 412 Bachelor of Music Senior Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUS-I 421 Bachelor of Arts Senior Thesis (2 cr.) Seminar to demonstrate the student's proficiency in an area of music research agreed upon by the student and the instructor. During the lectures, topics on good practices, in the music professions, as well as discussions on how to prepare a good job interview will be presented.
  • MUS-I 503 Graduate Residency (1 cr.) Graduate residency for composition majors. Students will attend an intensive three- to four-day residency on campus to prepare readings, rehearsals, coachings, and recordings and performances of the works composed during previous semesters. Masterclasses with guest ensembles and composers will be part of the residency. S/F graded.
  • MUS-I 711 Masters Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUS-K 110 Composition, Elective Level (1-2 cr.) Studio composition for non-music majors. Intended to teach ability to organize materials into coherent musical structure. Content dependent on student's experience.
  • MUS-K 132 Composition Workshop 2 (0-1 cr.) A weekly seminar/master-class with variable topics for composition students.
  • MUS-K 210 Applied Composition, Secondary Level (1-2 cr.) Studio composition for music majors at the secondary level. Intended to teach ability to organize materials into coherent musical structures. Content dependent on student's experience.
  • MUS-K 231 Free Counterpoint 1 (2 cr.) Development of contrapuntal skills and techniques in two-, three-, and four-part textures.
  • MUS-K 312 Arranging for Instrumental and Vocal Groups (2-3 cr.) Fundamentals of orchestration, arranging and scoring for orchestra, band and chorus.
  • MUS-K 402 Senior Recital in Composition (0-1 cr.) Students present a half-recital of their own compositions; they participate in this half-recital as a performer and/or conductor. Students also deposit in the library copies of four of their compositions, written while in residence and working toward a degree. Two of these compositions should be performed publicly.
  • MUS-K 403 Electronic Studio Resources I (3 cr.) An introduction to the computer music studio, techniques of digital recording and editing, analog and FM synthesis, MIDI sequencing, and a comprehensive study of the literature and styles of the classic tape studios.
  • MUS-K 404 Electronic Studio Resources II (3 cr.) Study of advanced synthesis techniques, digital sampling, video synchronization, and multimedia applications.
  • MUS-K 405 Electronic Instrument Performance (1-2 cr.) Instruction in techniques and composition for live electronic performance.
  • MUS-K 406 Projects in Electronic Music (1-3 cr.) Projects in Electronic Music. May be repeated for credit.
  • MUS-K 410 Applied Composition, Major Level (1-6 cr.) Studio composition for majors. Minimum of six semesters required for Bachelor of Music degree in Composition; one or two additional semesters may be required, as appropriate.
  • MUS-K 505 Projects in Electronic Music I (1-3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Consent of instructor. Projects in electronic music.
  • MUS-K 710 Composition Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Weekly lessons in composition given on an individual basis. I, II
  • MUS-K 910 Composition Graduate Majors (2-6 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Weekly lessons in composition, given on an individual basis.
  • MUS-L 100 Guitar Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.)
  • MUS-L 101 Beginning Guitar Class (2 cr.) Classical guitar instruction in a class situation for non-music majors.
  • MUS-L 102 Intermediate Guitar Class (2 cr.) P: MUS-L 101 or consent of instructor. Continuation of L101.
  • MUS-L 200 Guitar (1-2 cr.) Private guitar lessons at the secondary level. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-L 300 Concentration Guitar (1-4 cr.) Applied Music: classical guitar (studio) at the concentration level. Admission by audition.
  • MUS-L 400 Guitar Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.)
  • MUS-L 700 Guitar Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-L 900 Guitar Graduate Major (2-8 cr.)
  • MUS-M 111 Music Literature (4 cr.) Introduction to the major genres, composers, and forms used in western music from the middle ages to the present. Development of listening skills and a repertory of representative literature is given special emphasis. II
  • MUS-M 176 Auditorium Series 1 (1-2 cr.) Attendance at local cultural events, as specified by arts faculty. These classes may not be taken concurrently with any other course requiring cultural event attendance. It may be necessary for the student to purchase tickets to some of the required events. For non-music majors only. Two credit hours regular semester; one credit hour in summer session.
  • MUS-M 177 Auditorium Series 2 (2 cr.) Attendance at local cultural events as specified by arts faculty. These classes may not be taken concurrently with any other course requiring cultural event attendance. It may be necessary for the student to purchase tickets to some of the required events. For non-music majors only. Two credit hours regular semester; one credit hour in summer session.
  • MUS-M 201 The Literature of Music 1 (2-3 cr.) Must be taken as the first course in the music history sequence. Survey of music from classical antiquity to 1750. Designed to develop a perspective on the evolution of music in its socio-cultural milieu, a repertoire of representative compositions, and a techniques for listening analytically.
  • MUS-M 202 The Literature of Music 2 (2-3 cr.) Must be taken as the second course in the music history sequence. Survey of music from the classical era to the present. Designed to develop a perspective on the evolution of music in its social-cultural milieu, a repertoire of representative compositions, and a technique for listening analytically.
  • MUS-M 216 Laboratory-Field Experience (0 cr.) P: Music Ed Majors. Field experiences and observations in vocal and instrumental music program K-12.
  • MUS-M 236 Introduction to Music Education K-12 (2 cr.) P: Music Ed Majors. An overview of the music education profession, including the study of philosophical and historical foundations of music teaching and learning. Includes examination of curriculum and current issues in music education.
  • MUS-M 276 Experience with Music in Concert I (0-2 cr.) May be taken for credit or noncredit. Intended for those whose experience with music is limited, this course combines study of selected repertoire with guided concert attendance. Discussions with concert artists before performances.
  • MUS-M 317 Laboratory-Field Experience (0 cr.) P: Music Ed Majors. Field experiences and observations in instrumental music education.
  • MUS-M 318 Laboratory-Field Experience (0 cr.) Field experience and observations in choral music education.
  • MUS-M 319 Laboratory-Field Experience (0 cr.) Field experiences and observations in elementary general music.
  • MUS-M 337 Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music (2 cr.) P: Music Ed Majors. Development and organization of instrumental music programs, including methods, and materials, rehearsal techniques, and a survey of band and orchestra literature.
  • MUS-M 338 Methods and Materials for Teaching Choral Music (2 cr.) Development and organization of administration of choral music programs in the middle and secondary school. Emphasis on auditioning and placement, vocal productions, rehearsal techniques, and appropriate choral literature.
  • MUS-M 339 General Music Methods K-8 (2 cr.) The study of curriculum, methods, and materials for the elementary general music program. Includes sequential planning of lessons, introduction to important methodologies, and directing the elementary-age choir.
  • MUS-M 375 Survey of Ethnic and Pop Music of the World (3 cr.) Covers musics of other nations and native American musics for the general student. II (odd years)
  • MUS-M 400 Undergraduate Readings in Musicology (1-6 cr.) Readings tailored to the specific music discipline of the individual student.
  • MUS-M 403 History of Music I (3 cr.) P: MUS-M 201 and MUS-M 202 or consent of instructor. Must be taken as the third course in the music history sequence. Study of music from the beginning of western civilization to 1700. Analysis of representative compositions; relationship of music to the socio-cultural background of each epoch.
  • MUS-M 404 History of Music II (3 cr.) P: MUS-M 403 or consent of instructor. Continuation of M403. Study of music from 1750 to the 20th Century. Analysis of representative compositions; relationships of music to the socio-cultural background of each epoch.
  • MUS-M 410 Composer or Genre (3 cr.) Life and works of representative composers in historical context or survey of a major musical genre and its historical evolution. Emphasis on stylistic development in the music literature studied.
  • MUS-M 430 Introduction to Contemporary Music (3 cr.) Study of important music of the 20th Century, with emphasis on works since 1945. II (even years)
  • MUS-M 431 Song Literature I (3 cr.) Introductory survey of representative non-operatic solo vocal repertoire of the United States, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, Austria, and France. Techniques and application of song study, musicianship, interpretation, performance practice, and program building.
  • MUS-M 434 Survey of Guitar Literature (2 cr.) P: Junior standing, ECON-E 103, ECON-E 104 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. An overview of the origins and evolution of the modern guitar, examining repertoire from c. 1500 to the present. Introduction to the important composers and performers of the various plucked string instruments that comprise the family tree of the modern guitar. Approximately 100 representative compositions will be studied analytically and placed in historical and cultural context.
  • MUS-M 443 Survey of Keyboard Literature I (2-3 cr.) Study of keyboard literature from its beginning to the present era, including a survey of works originally composed for piano, organ harpsichord and various early instruments.
  • MUS-M 444 Survey of Keyboard Literature II (2 cr.) Study of keyboard literature from its beginnings to the present era, including a survey of works originally composed for piano, organ, harpsichord, and various early instruments.
  • MUS-M 447 Orchestral Literature (3 cr.) This course surveys the symphonic literature, with the goal of developing a broad knowledge of the subject and an ability to identify works by ear. Emphasis is placed foremost on works commonly required at orchestra auditions, and also on those that form the core repertoire of standard professional orchestras. I (even years)
  • MUS-M 505 Graduate Music History Review 1 (3 cr.) Pending credit hour approval. P: Placement exam. This course surveys music in European culture from antiquity to 1750 and constitutes the first course in the music history sequence.
  • MUS-M 506 Graduate Music History Review 2 (3 cr.) Pending credit hour approval. This course surveys music in European and American culture from 1750-1945 and constitutes the second course in the music-history sequence.
  • MUS-M 510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.) Inquiry into selected aspects of music literature and history related to specific repertories, genres, styles, performance practice/traditions, historiography or criticism. Research project required. May be repeated for different topics only.
  • MUS-M 527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.) Orchestral music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • MUS-M 528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.) Emphasis on eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • MUS-M 529 Score Study (3 cr.) An introduction to the study of scores of selected choral and choral-orchestral works, emphasizing historical and structural viewpoints and application to performance.
  • MUS-M 530 Contemporary Music (3 cr.) Trends in European and American music, with emphasis on music since 1945.
  • MUS-M 531 Song Literature III (3 cr.) P: Diction and elementary grammar in French or German; vocal training equal to Bachelor of Music Education senior. Advanced survey of both standard and nonstandard non-operatic solo vocal repertoire of the United States, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, and other nations. Techniques and application of song study, musicianship, interpretation, performance practice, and program building.
  • MUS-M 539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (3 cr.) Music reference and research tools in all areas of music; use of library resources and networks; bibliographic style and technique; formal paper required.
  • MUS-M 541 Music History Review for Graduate Students (3 cr.) Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the graduate entrance examination in music history and literature before 1750.
  • MUS-M 542 Music History Review for Graduate Students 2 (3 cr.) Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the graduate entrance examination in music history and literature since 1750.
  • MUS-M 543 Keyboard Literature from 1700 to 1850 (3 cr.) Literature for stringed keyboard instruments from age of Bach and his contemporaries through early Romantics. Historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic features.
  • MUS-M 544 Piano Literature from 1850 to Present (3 cr.) Historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic features.
  • MUS-M 557 Interdisciplinary Study in Musicology (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Offered concurrently for music graduate students when the school teaches LBST-D 501 Humanities Seminar.
  • MUS-M 566 Ethnic Music Survey (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. The purpose of the course is to introduce the general student to the music and the musical life of a wide spectrum of the world's peoples and cultures, thereby providing a multi-cultural musical experience and a broadened cultural as well as musical perspective. Offered odd-numbered years. II
  • MUS-P 100 Piano Elective/Secondary (1-4 cr.)
  • MUS-P 101 Piano Class 1 (1 cr.) Group instruction in piano fundamentals for elective and secondary students. Emphasis on elementary keyboard harmony, scales, arpeggios, transposition, and easier literature.
  • MUS-P 102 Piano Class 2 (1 cr.) Group instruction in piano fundamentals for elective and secondary students. Emphasis on elementary keyboard harmony, scales, arpeggios, transposition, and easier literature.
  • MUS-P 103 Piano Class 3 (1 cr.) Continuation of MUS-P 101/MUS-P 102. The four semesters MUS-P 101/MUS-P 102/MUS-P 103/MUS-P 104 are designed to prepare students to pass the piano proficiency examination.
  • MUS-P 104 Piano Class 4 (1 cr.) Continuation of MUS-P 101/MUS-P 102. The four semesters MUS-P 101/MUS-P 102/MUS-P 103/MUS-P 104 are designed to prepare students to pass the piano proficiency examination.
  • MUS-P 105 Keyboard Proficiency (0-1 cr.) All students majoring in music must pass a piano proficiency examination. Students will register in P105 no later than fourth semester of study, and will receive the grade of S when they have successfully passed the examination.
  • MUS-P 110 Beginning Piano Clas I- Non-Music Majors (1-3 cr.) Class piano for beginning piano students who are not music majors.
  • MUS-P 120 Beginning Piano Class 2-Non-Music Major (3 cr.) P: MUS-P 110. Class piano (second-semester level) for students who are not music majors.
  • MUS-P 200 Piano (1-2 cr.) Individual piano lesson at the secondary level. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-P 211 Keyboard Techniques (1-2 cr.) Preparation of advanced practical keyboard skills necessary for pianists, such as score-reading and sight-reading.
  • MUS-P 300 Piano (1-4 cr.) Individual piano lessons for music majors. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-P 400 Piano Undergraduate Major (1-8 cr.) Applied music.
  • MUS-P 401 Piano Bachelor of Music-Junior Recital (0-1 cr.) C: Must be taken concurrently with applied study. Applied music.
  • MUS-P 402 Piano Bachelor of Music-Senior Recital (0-1 cr.) Must be taken concurrently with applied study.
  • MUS-P 501 Graduate Piano Review 1 (1 cr.) Pending credit hour approval. P: Placement exam. Group instruction in piano for graduate music students. Emphasis on diatonic and chromatic keyboard harmony, scales, arpeggios, transposition and intermediate literature.
  • MUS-P 502 Graduate Piano Review 2 (1 cr.) Pending credit hour approval. Group instruction in piano for graduate music students. Emphasis on keyboard harmony, scales, arpeggios, transposition, intermediate literature, and sight-reading of four-part chorales.
  • MUS-P 511 Keyboard Techniques (2 cr.) This 2-credit course for graduate Piano Majors will enable students to develop both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills to become a versatile musician at the keyboard. Course emphasizes on keyboard harmony, harmonization, score reading in different formats, reading figured bass, transposition.
  • MUS-P 515 Graduate Keyboard Proficiency (0 cr.) Pending approval. This is a graduate-level exam for music majors, and will test proficiency in scales, harmonization, and sight-reading. Several skills tested vary according to major.
  • MUS-P 700 Piano Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-P 800 Piano Graduate Minor (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-P 900 Piano Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-Q 100 Organ Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.)
  • MUS-Q 200 Organ (1-2 cr.)
  • MUS-Q 300 Organ (1-4 cr.)
  • MUS-Q 400 Organ Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.)
  • MUS-Q 700 Organ Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-Q 800 Organ Graduate Minor (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-Q 900 Organ Graduate Maor (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-R 471 Vocal Performance Workshop I (1-3 cr.) Open to undergraduate voice majors; other students by permission of the instructor. Opera arias and ensembles, music theater repertoire and spoken texts from theatrical works. Audition techniques, stage movement, and a staged "scenes" production performance.
  • MUS-R 472 Vocal Performance Workshop II (1-3 cr.) Open to undergraduate voice majors; other students by permission of the instructor. Opera arias and ensembles, musical theater repertoire and spoken texts from theatrical works. Audition techniques, stage movement, and a staged "scenes" production performance.
  • MUS-S 110 Violin Elective/Secondary (1-4 cr.) Private violin lessons for non-music majors. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 120 Viola Elective/Secondary (1-4 cr.) Private viola lessons at the secondary level. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 130 Cello Elective/Secondary (1-4 cr.) Private cello lessons. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 140 Double Bass Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Private bass lessons. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 210 Violin (1-2 cr.) Private violin lessons at the secondary level. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 220 Viola (1-2 cr.) Private Lesson
  • MUS-S 230 Cello (1-2 cr.) Private cello lessons at the secondary level. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 240 String Bass (1-2 cr.) Private string bass lessons at the secondary level. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 310 Violin (1-4 cr.) Private violin lessons for music majors. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 320 Viola (1-4 cr.) Private lessons in viola for music majors. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor
  • MUS-S 330 Cello (1-4 cr.) Private lessons in cello for music majors. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 340 String Bass (1-4 cr.) Private string bass lessons for music majors. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-S 410 Violin Undergraduate Major (1-8 cr.) Applied music.
  • MUS-S 420 Viola Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.) Private studio instruction in viola for majors
  • MUS-S 430 Cello Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.) Private studio instruction in cello for majors
  • MUS-S 440 Double Bass Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.)
  • MUS-S 710 Violin Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-S 720 Viola Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-S 730 Cello Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-S 740 Double Bass Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-S 810 Violin Graduate Minor (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-S 910 Violin Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-S 919 Violin Ad (2-8 cr.)
  • MUS-S 920 Viola Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-S 929 Viola Ad (2-8 cr.)
  • MUS-S 930 Cello Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-S 939 Cello Ad (2-8 cr.)
  • MUS-S 940 Double Bass Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-T 109 Rudiments of Music 1 (2-4 cr.) For music majors. Entry level class for students interested in how music works. The class deals with the fundamentals of natation, ear training, and music reading. Melody and harmony are explored. I
  • MUS-T 113 Music Theory I (3 cr.) Required for all music majors. Study of the elements of basic musicianship: intervals, scales, triads, rhythm and meter, music nomenclature, rudiments of two-part writing and diatonic harmony. I
  • MUS-T 114 Music Theory II (3 cr.) Required for all music majors, Continuation of the study of harmony in context with four-part writing, diatonic harmony, secondary functions and modulation. Examination of musical forms and structures. Emphasis on musical analysis and compositional applications. II
  • MUS-T 115 Sightsinging and Aural Perception I (1 cr.) Diatonic melody and harmony; aural skills, music sight-reading, keyboard skills. Music majors are advised to take this course concurrently with MUS T113.
  • MUS-T 116 Sightsinging and Aural Perception II (1 cr.) Aural skills, music sight-reading, and keyboard. Music majors are advised to take this course concurrently with MUS T114.
  • MUS-T 120 Computer Skills for Musicians (3 cr.) For music majors. Computer music notation systems and the use of word processing, graphics, data base, and other computer programs in music research and teaching.
  • MUS-T 190 World Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.) Explores, in an interdisciplinary way, one of the great humanistic traditions of inquiry regarding one of the following themes: ideas of self, ideas of truth, ideas of beauty, ideas of community, ideas of nature, ideas of conflict. Writing intensive, discussion-focused.
  • MUS-T 213 Music Theory III (3 cr.) Required of all music majors. Historical survey of the elements, forms, and aesthetics of musical styles through written analysis, listening examples, and structured composition activities. Medieval through classical sonatas, including the entire harmonic vocabulary of the Common Practice Era. I
  • MUS-T 214 Music Theory IV (3 cr.) Required of all music majors. Historical survey of the elements, forms, and aesthetics of musical styles through written analysis, listening examples, and structured composition activities. Classical through 20th century. II
  • MUS-T 215 Sightsinging and Aural Perception III (1 cr.) Aural skills, music sight-reading, and keyboard. Music majors are advised to take this couse concurrently with MUS-T 213.. I
  • MUS-T 216 Sightsinging and Aural Perception IV (1 cr.) Aural skills, music sight-reading, and keyboard. Music majors are advised to take this course concurrently with MUS-T 214. II
  • MUS-T 315 Analysis of Musical Form (3 cr.) Analysis of formal and harmonic structure of representative Baroque, Classical and early Romantic compositions. I (even years)
  • MUS-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.) This course will explore how music and other art forms interact in a multidisciplinary way. The course will involve the study of contrasting examples from different art forms as well as the connections between different styles and periods among these multidisciplinary works.
  • MUS-T 400 Undergraduate Readings in Theory (1-6 cr.) Independent study on a topic approved by the music theory department prior to enrollment in the course.
  • MUS-T 410 Topics in Music Theory (1-3 cr.) Study of selected compositions of a particular composer, historical period, or genre (e.g. variations). Emphasis on music and its relation to theoretical and compositional ideas.
  • MUS-T 501 Graduate Theory Review 1 (3 cr.) Pending credit hour approval. P: Placement exam. This course explores elements which make music aurally and visually comprehensible and their application. Diatonic harmony realization, harmonization, introduction to modulation, as well as analysis of works of the Baroque and Classical periods are covered in this courses.
  • MUS-T 502 Graduate Theory Review 2 (3 cr.) Pending credit hour approval. This course explores elements which make music aurally and visually comprehensible and their application. Chromatic harmony realization, harmonization, advanced modulation techniques, as well as analysis of works of the Classical and Romantic periods are covered in this course.
  • MUS-T 503 Graduate Aural Skills Review I (1 cr.) Pending approval. P: Placement exam. This course will focus on the development of solid skills in solfege singing and aural perception. These important tools are the means by which you will interact with and understand the music you encounter as performers, teachers, composers, and theorists.
  • MUS-T 504 Graduate Aural Skills Review 2 (1 cr.) Pending credit hour approval. P: Placement exam. This course will focus on the development of solid skills in solfege singing and aural perception. These important tools are the means by which you will interact with and understand the music you encounter as performers, teachers, composers, and theorists. Continuation of MUS-T503.
  • MUS-T 508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students (3 cr.) Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the Graduate Music Theory Entering Proficiency Examination. Part writing, form, harmonization. I
  • MUS-T 545 Introductory Analysis of Music Literature (3 cr.) Basic techniques of analysis applied to a selection of music literature emphasizing works from the seventeenth century through early twentieth century.
  • MUS-T 591 Teaching of Music Theory (3 cr.) P: MUS-T 508 or equivalent. Comparative analysis of teaching techniques, procedures, and materials, with practical application.
  • MUS-U 121 Fundamentals of Diction Singers (2 cr.) Comparative diction in English, French, German, and Italian, approached through the International Phonetic Alphabet.
  • MUS-U 122 Advanced Diction for Singers (2 cr.) Continuation of MUS-U 121. Comparative diction in English, French, German, and Italian, approached through the International Phonetic Alphabet.
  • MUS-U 310 Performance Laboratory (0 cr.) Performance experience for applied music majors and concentrations enrolled in studio courses. Each student will perform several times per semester, receiving commentary from faculty and students.
  • MUS-U 320 Seminar (1-3 cr.) Special topics of study in music and related subjects.
  • MUS-U 357 Music in Special Education (3 cr.) Introduction to teaching music to special needs students including those with cognitive, physical, behavioral and emotional disabilities. Development of skills in planning and structuring experiences to facilitate appropriate participation of students in the K-12 classroom. Overview of various disabilities and historical, cultural and ethical issues. Participation in experiential music lessons and simulations; field observations of special needs students in music education. I
  • MUS-U 396 Introduction to Mid and Computer Music (3 cr.) P: Modest working knowledge of personal computers. Course designed to teach both musicians and non-musicians about the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software and hardware. Will include MIDI sequencing, digital sampling, principles of digital synthesis, digital audio editing. Geared to those with little prior technical training.
  • MUS-U 530 Seminar on Current Topics in Music Studies (3 cr.) This course is an introduction for graduate students to major issues driving current research in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, situating this scholarship in relation to key works of interdisciplinary critical theory and cultural studies.
  • MUS-V 100 Voice Elective-Secondary (1-4 cr.) Individual voice lessons for non-music majors. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-V 101 Voice Class (2-4 cr.) Instruct beginners in introductory aspects of voice, vocal techniques, and sight-reading.
  • MUS-V 200 Voice (1-2 cr.) Individual voice lessons at the concentration level. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-V 201 Voice Class (1 cr.) Class instruction in vocal production and vocal hygiene. A repertoire of patriotic, religious, folk, musical theatre and art songs will be developed.
  • MUS-V 202 Voice Class II (2 cr.) Builds on the correct signing technique and good vocal habits acquired in V201. Primarily for music education majors, students will gain insight into methods for teaching young students to sing properly in solo and ensemble situations.
  • MUS-V 211 Singing for Actors I (2 cr.) The course teaches basic voice production to drama majors to strengthen the speaking voice and develop singing ability for more effective participation in musicals. Some easier songs from musicals will be studied.
  • MUS-V 212 Singing for Actors II (2 cr.) The course teaches basic voice production to drama majors to strengthen the speaking voice and develop singing ability for more effective participation in musicals. Some easier songs from musicals will be studied.
  • MUS-V 300 Voice (1-4 cr.) Individual voice lessons at the concentration level. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-V 400 Voice Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.) Advanced individual voice lessons at the concentration level. Time scheduled with instructor.
  • MUS-V 700 Voice Graduate Elective (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-V 800 Voice Graduate Minor (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-V 900 Voice Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-V 909 Voice Ad (2-8 cr.)
  • MUS-W 110 Flute/Piccolo Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Individual Flute/Piccolo lessons.
  • MUS-W 120 Oboe/English Horn Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Individual Oboe/Eng Horn lessons.
  • MUS-W 130 Clarinet Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Individual Clarinet lessons.
  • MUS-W 140 Bassoon Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Individual Bassoon lessons.
  • MUS-W 150 Saxophone Elective/Secondary (1-2 cr.) Individual Saxophone lessons.
  • MUS-W 210 Flute and Piccolo (1-2 cr.) Private Flute and Piccolo lessons at the secondary level.
  • MUS-W 220 Oboe and English Horn (1-2 cr.) Private Oboe and English Horn lessons at the secondary level.
  • MUS-W 230 Clarinet (1-2 cr.) Private Clarinet lessons at the secondary level.
  • MUS-W 240 Bassoon (1-2 cr.) Private Bassoon lessons at the secondary level.
  • MUS-W 250 Saxophone (1-2 cr.)
  • MUS-W 310 Flute and Piccolo (1-4 cr.) Private Flute and Piccolo lessons for music majors.
  • MUS-W 320 Oboe and English Horn (1-4 cr.) Private Oboe and English Horn lessons for music majors.
  • MUS-W 330 Clarinet (1-4 cr.) Private Clarinet lessons for music majors.
  • MUS-W 340 Bassoon (3 cr.) Private Bassoon lessons for music majors.
  • MUS-W 350 Saxophone (1-4 cr.) Private Bassoon lessons for music majors.
  • MUS-W 410 Flue/Piccolo Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.) Applied Music.
  • MUS-W 420 Oboe/English Horn Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.) Private studio instruction in oboe - for majors.
  • MUS-W 430 Clarinet Undergradute Major (1-6 cr.)
  • MUS-W 440 Bassoon Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.) Applied music studies for undergraduate bassoon majors.
  • MUS-W 450 Saxaphone Undergraduate Major (1-6 cr.) Applied Music.
  • MUS-W 810 Flute and Piccolo Graduate Minor (2-4 cr.)
  • MUS-W 910 Flue/Piccolo Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-W 930 Clarinet Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-W 950 Saxaphone Graduate Major (1-8 cr.)
  • MUS-X 2 Piano Accompanying (1-2 cr.) Admission by consent of the academic advisor. For BM piano majors who have passed the upper-division examination and for MM, AD, PDSP, and PDCP piano majors. Other qualified students may enroll with approval of the choral department.
  • MUS-X 3 Graduate Music Ensemble (0 cr.) Graduate students will enroll in MUS-X 003 for the number of semesters required to fulfill their ensemble requirement.
  • MUS-X 40 University Instrumental Ensembles (0-2 cr.) University instrument ensemble I, II
  • MUS-X 70 University Choral Ensembles (0-2 cr.) The South Bend Symphonic Choir: performances each year of major choral literature, including a concert with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Participation in operatic productions.
  • MUS-X 296 Applied Music Upper Divisional Jury Examination (0 cr.) A fifteen minute performance of literature selected by the applied music instructor and presented for the applied music instructor and the resident faculty. Also required is an evaluative interview with a panel made up of the degree Coordinator, Advisor, and applied instructor. Successful completion of X296 is required to begin preparation for the senior recital.
  • MUS-X 297 Music Education for Upper Divisional Skills Examination (0 cr.) An oral examination of knowledge and professional development for the purpose of evaluating progress toward the Bachelor of Music Education. I
  • MUS-X 341 Guitar Ensemble (1-2 cr.) Guitarist receive coaching in duet, trio and quartet ensembles. Provides students with the opportunity to perform with other guitarists as well as other instrumentalists/vocalists.
  • MUS-X 350 Jazz Ensembles (0-1 cr.) Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal and Performance
  • MUS-X 420 Small Ensembles (0-1 cr.)
  • MUS-X 423 Chamber Music (1 cr.) Performance and analysis of selected chamber works for keyboard, strings, and winds.
  • MUS-X 430 Electronic Music Ensemble (1 cr.)
  • MUS-Z 103 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC/NON-MAJOR (3 cr.)

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