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Music (MUSI)


2010-2012 Catalog

Music (MUSI)

099 Basic Musicianship (2) Prepares students to enter the first semester of Music Theory, Ear Training and Class Piano. Students gain a rudimentary knowledge of the basic elements of music and achieve proficiency in these areas through the consistent use of basic piano skills.

102 Elementary Class Piano (1) Basic course in elements of piano playing. Open to music majors and minors only. F10, F11

103 Elementary Class Piano (1) Continuation of MUSI 102. Prerequisite: MUSI 102 or consent of instructor. S11. S12

104-109, 113, 115 and 116, 118 Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble (0-1) Study and performance of music suitable for small ensembles. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. F10, S11, F11, S12

104 Brass Ensemble
105 Woodwind Ensemble
106 String Ensemble
107 Chamber Choir
108 Percussion Ensemble
109 Jazz Combo
113 Piano Ensemble
115 Mixed Ensemble
116 Men's Choir
118 Steel Drum Ensemble

110 A Cappella Choir (0-1) Study and preparation for performance of standard choral literature. Open to all students by audition. Field trip participation required. F10, S11, F11, S12

111 Jazz Band (0-1) Study and preparation for performance of jazz band literature from the swing era through the most progressive trends. Open to all students by audition. Field trip participation required. F10, S11, F11, S12

112 Symphonic Band (0-1) Study and preparation for performance of college band and wind ensemble literature. Open to all students by audition. Some university-owned instruments available. Field trip participation required. F10, S11, F11, S12

114 University Orchestra (0-1) Study and preparation for performance of literature for orchestra and chamber orchestra from the 17th to 21st centuries. Open to all students by audition. Some university-owned instruments available. Field trip participation required. F10, S11, F11, S12

120-139 Applied Music (1-2) Private instruction in voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and band and orchestra instruments. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument or a required minor instrument. Music minors and non-majors must pay an additional fee for applied study. See current schedule of classes for applicable fees. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and/or an audition. F10, S11, F11, S12

120 Flute/Piccolo
121 Oboe/English Horn
122 Clarinet
123 Saxophone
124 Bassoon
125 French Horn
126 Trumpet 
127 Trombone/Euphonium
128 Tuba
129 Percussion 
130 Guitar
131 Harp
132 Violin
133 Viola
134 Cello
135 String Bass
136 Piano
137 Organ
138 Harpsichord
139 Voice 

140 Vocal Techniques (1) Basic anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the voice with emphasis on the three fundamentals of voice production: breath, phonation, and resonance. Open to all students. F11

141 Woodwind Techniques (2) Practical study of woodwind instruments, including materials and methods of teaching. Primarily for music majors and minors. Open to all students with previous musical experience if class size permits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. S12

143 Percussion Techniques (1) Practical study of percussion instruments, including materials and methods of teaching. Open to all students if class size permits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. S11

145 English and Italian Diction (1) Study of the rules of English and Italian lyric diction. Exercises and performance in each language. F10

146 French and German Diction (1) Study of the rules of French and German lyric diction. Exercises and performance in each language. S11

150 Concert/Recital Class (0) Attendance and evaluation of a specified number of concerts and recitals within and outside of class time. Required of music majors and minors. Open to all students. May be repeated. F10, S11, F11, S12

151-158 Repertory/Pedagogy Classes (1) Study of repertoire and pedagogy for various instruments and voices. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. F10, S11, F11, S12 

151 Brass Repertory/Pedagogy
152 Woodwind Repertory/Pedagogy
153 Piano Repertory
154 Organ Repertory/Pedagogy
155 String Repertory/Pedagogy
156 Vocal Repertory
157 Percussion Repertory/Pedagogy

160 Music Appreciation (3) Study of the musical elements, forms, and stylistic periods in Western musical culture. Includes a discussion of composers' lives, individual styles, and representative works. Required listening. F10, S11, F11, S12

161 Music and World Culture (3) Survey of non-Western musical cultures, including ethnic origins of folk and traditional music in America. Required listening. Open to all students. F10, S11, F11, S12

170 Introduction to Music (3) Music fundamentals, sight singing and keyboard understanding. Designed to aid students in the elementary education curriculum learn to sing and read music. Music majors and minors may not apply this course toward their major or minor. F10, F11

171 Elementary Ear Training (1) Basic drills in sight singing, melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation and keyboard harmony. F10, F11

172 Elementary Ear Training (1) Continuation of MUSI 171. Prerequisite: MUSI 171. S11, S12

173 Elementary Theory (3) Study of scales, intervals, triads, triad inversions, melodic form, and basic harmonic progressions including the primary chords. Students without the equivalent of the first semester of elementary class piano are required to take MUSI 102 concurrently with MUSI 173. F10, F11

174 Elementary Theory (3) Continuation of MUSI 173. Study of melodic structures non-harmonic tones, and harmony, including the secondary diatonic chords, dominant and supertonic seventh chords, secondary dominant chords, and elementary modulation. Students without the equivalent of the second semester of elementary class piano are required to take MUSI 103 concurrently with MUSI 174. S11, S12

175 Introduction to Jazz Theory (3) Introduction to the fundamentals of jazz music theory and jazz keyboard voicings. Intervals, scales, chords,and harmonic progressions are studied. Common jazz harmonic progressions are analyzed. Ear training is included. Prerequisite: MUSI 174 and 103 or instructor consent. F10

187 Piano Pedagogy (2) Intensive study and evaluation of the various methods books used in piano teaching, both for beginners and intermediate level literature. Presentation of related pedagogy problems encountered in piano teaching. Prerequisite: Three years private piano study. S11, S12

191 Practicum-Keyboard Accompanying (1-2) Extensive individual or group study in the theory and practice of musical performance, conducting, or musical group organization and promotion. Projects are designed in consultation with the instructor and/or the student's advisor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and/or an audition. May be repeated for credit. F10, S11, F11, S12

192 Practicum-Jazz Improvisation (1-2) Extensive individual or group study in the theory and practice of musical performance, conducting, or musical group organization and promotion. Projects are designed in consultation with the instructor and/or the student's advisor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and/or an audition. May be repeated for credit. F10, S11, F11, S12

193 Practicum-Jazz Arranging and Composing (1-2) Extensive individual or group study in the theory and practice of musical performance, conducting, or musical group organization and promotion. Projects are designed in consultation with the instructor and/or the student's advisor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and/or an audition. May be repeated for credit. F10, S11, F11, S12

202 Intermediate Class Piano (1) Continuation of MUSI 103. Further development of piano skills. Prerequisite: MUSI 103. F10, F11

203 Intermediate Class Piano (1) Continuation of MUSI 202. Completion of skills necessary to pass the piano proficiency exam. Prerequisite: MUSI 202. S11, S12

220-239 Applied Music (4) Private instruction in voice, keyboard, guitar, and band and orchestra instruments. Open to performance majors only. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and/or an audition. F10, S11, F11, S12

220 Flute/Piccolo
221 Oboe-English Horn
222 Clarinet
223 Saxophone
224 Bassoon
225 French Horn
226 Trumpet
227 Trombone/Euphonium
228 Tuba
229 Percussion
230 Guitar
231 Harp
232 Violin
233 Viola.
234 Cello
235 String Bass
236 Piano
237 Organ
238 Harpsichord
239 Voice 

241 Brass Techniques (1) Practical study of five of the most common brass instruments: trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Primarily for music majors and minors but open to all students if class size permits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. F10

243 String Techniques (1) Practical study of the orchestral stringed instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, including materials and methods of teaching. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to all students with previous musical experience if class size permits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. F11

264 Music History (2) Study of basic forms and genres of music, the development of musical instruments. Attention given to placing composers and musical styles within historical contexts. Continues with the study of the development of music and music literature in the Western world from the early Christian Church through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Illustrative materials include recording and scores. Required listening. Prerequisite: MUSI 273. S11, S12

266 Jazz Appreciation (3) History of jazz from its beginnings to its most progressive trends, using compositions and recordings to trace its stylistic and technical developments. Open to all students. S11, S12

271 Advanced Ear Training (1) Sight singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, keyboard harmony, and rhythm drills to coincide with material covered in MUSI 273. Prerequisite: MUSI 102, 103, 172, 173, 174.  F10, F11.

272 Advanced Ear Training (1) Continuation of MUSI 271 with ear training exercises to coincide with material covered in MUSI 274. Prerequisite: MUSI 102, 103, and 271. S11, S12

273 Advanced Theory (3) Study of secondary leading-tone chords, advanced modulation, and seventh chords. Analysis of works and part writing included. Prerequisite: MUSI 174. F10, F11

274 Advanced Theory (3) Continuation of MUSI 273. Study of borrowed chords, Neapolitan 6th chords, Augmented 6th chords, extended tertian chords, Impressionistic elements, and 20th Century harmonic theory and application. Prerequisite: MUSI 273. S11, S12

275 Composition (1-2) Organization of musical ideas into logical and homogeneous form. Prerequisite: MUSI 174 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. F10, S11, F11, S12

301 Study Abroad (1-6) Field trips designed by the Music Department faculty to give students direct experiences in foreign countries. Each program includes musical performances, preparatory reading, orientation meetings, a faculty-supervised study tour, and a detailed written evaluation of learning situations associated with the course. With consent of the relevant program and content adaptation, programs provided by other agencies can be considered for this credit. Students must obtain approval for taking these courses prior to participation, otherwise the course may not count. For specific degree requirements, consult your advisor. Course can be repeated only if the content is different.

304/504-309/509, 313/513, 315/515 Vocal or Instrumental Ensemble (0-1) (See MUSI 104-109, 113, 115 for description.) F10, S11, F11, S12

310/510 A Cappella Choir (See MUSI 110 for description.)
311/511 Jazz Ensemble I (See MUSI 111 for description.)
312/512 Symphonic Band (See MUSI 112 for description.)
313/513 Piano Ensemble (See MUSI 113 for description.)
314/514 University Orchestra (See MUSI 114 for description.)
315/515 Mixed Ensemble (See MUSI 115 for description.)
316/516 Men's Choir (See MUSI 116 for description.)

317/517 Opera Workshop (0-1) Provides progressive training in the art of music and drama culminating in a performance of opera, operetta, musical theatre, and/or scenes. Required for all junior and senior voice performance majors. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. F10, S11, F11, S12

320/520-339/539 Applied Music (1-2) Private instruction in voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, and band and orchestra instruments. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument. Prerequisite: passing of Advanced Standing Exam in Applied Music. F10, S11, F11, S12

320/520 Flute/Piccolo
321/521 Oboe/English Horn
322/522 Clarinet
323/523 Saxophone
324/524 Bassoon
325/525 French Horn
326/526 Trumpet
327/527 Trombone/Euphonium
328/528 Tuba
329/529 Percussion
330/530 Guitar
331/531 Harp
332/532 Violin
333/533 Viola
334/534 Cello
335/535 String Bass
336/536 Piano
337/537 Organ
338/538 Harpsichord
339/539 Voice

351/551-358/558 Repertory/Pedagogy Classes (1) (See MUSI 151-158 for description). F10, S11, F11, S12

364 Music History (3) Continuation of MUSI 264. Includes the Renaissance through the Classic periods. Includes a study of the Baroque performance practices. Illustrative materials include recordings and scores. Required listening. Prerequisites: MUSI 264 and 274. F10, F11

365 Music History (3) Continuation of MUSI 364. Includes the transition to the Romantic through the modern periods. Illustrative materials include recordings and scores. Required listening. Prerequisites: MUSI 364 and 274. S11, S12

369 Choral Pedagogy (2) Study of pedagogy of voice training in the amateur choir; adolescent voice change process; attendant materials and exercises. Prerequisite: MUSI 380. F11

370 Vocal Pedagogy (1) Study of the pedagogy of voice training in one-on-one lessons, anatomy and physiology of the voice; appropriate materials and exercises. Prerequisite: Must be studying voice concurrently at the 239, 339 or 439 level. S12

372 Counterpoint (3) Techniques of 2-, 3- and 4-part imitative and non-imitative polyphonic styles of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, learned through analysis and writing. Students will use their knowledge by arranging and adapting this music to meet the needs and ability levels of school music ensembles. Prerequisite: MUSI 274. F10, F11

373 Form and Analysis (2) Acquaints students with major forms and styles of music from the Renaissance to the present. Formal and harmonic analysis of selected examples. Prerequisite: MUSI 274. S11, S12

374 Orchestration (2) Theoretical study of musical instruments. Scoring for band and orchestra and arranging/adapting music for a variety of performance situations. Prerequisite: MUSI 274. S11

379 Jazz Pedagogy and Literature (2) Study of the essential skills required of jazz educators, with a primary focus on teaching jazz at the middle school and high school level. Survey of jazz ensemble literature. Prerequisite: Open to music majors of at least junior standing. F11

380 Beginning Conducting (2) Introduction to the science of conducting gestures and the meaning they communicate to musicians. Emphasis on techniques used in conducting vocal ensembles. Prerequisite: MUSI 272 and 274. F10, F11

381 Advanced Conducting (2) Continuation of MUSI 380 with emphasis on techniques used in conducting instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: MUSI 380. S11, S12

391/591-393/593 Practicum (1-2) (See MUSI 191-193 for descriptions.) F10, F11, S11, S12

394 Piano Technology (1) Study of basic piano operation and maintenance with opportunity for hands-on experience. S12

395 Half Recital (1) Public performance of a 30-minute program of serious musical content. Prerequisite: consent of music faculty in area of applied study. F10, F11, S11, S12

420-439 Applied Music (4) Private instruction in voice, keyboard, guitar, and band and orchestra instruments. Open to performance majors only. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and/or an audition. F10, F11, S11, S12

420 Flute/Piccolo
421 Oboe/English Horn
422 Clarinet
423 Saxophone
424 Bassoon
425 French Horn
426 Trumpet
427 Trombone/Euphonium
428 Tuba
429 Percussion
430 Guitar
431 Harp
432 Violin
433 Viola
434 Cello
435 String Bass
436 Piano
437 Organ
438 Harpsichord
439 Voice 

482 Conducting Practicum (1) Continued study of advanced conducting techniques. Prerequisite: MUSI 381. F10, F11, S11, S12

490/690 Independent Study (1-4) For advanced music students who have shown themselves capable of independent work. Research topic selected in consultation with the faculty member who will supervise the student. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. F10, F11, S11, S12

495/695 Full Recital (2) Public performance of a 60-minute program of serious musical content. Prerequisite: MUSI 395 and permission of faculty in area of applied study. F10, F11, S11, S12

 


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