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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MUSIC (MUS)

College of Liberal Studies
School of Arts and Communication

Department Chair:  Christopher Frye

233 Center For The Arts; 608/785-8409

E-mail: cfrye@uwlax.edu


www.uwlax.edu/music


Professors: Balfany, Frye, Walth, Associate Professors: Fisher, Kelly, Ritterling, Tollefson, Assistant Professors: Seddon, Senior Lecturers: Quinn, Lecturers: Bean, Phipps, Associate Lecturers: Richardson, Richling



Music Major

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs – Auditions required) Students enrolling in this major must complete the music major core requirements and one or more areas of emphasis. Students enrolling in teacher licensure emphases must also complete teacher education requirements on here.


Music major core requirements:

25 credits –  MUS 201, 202, 235, 236, 237, 238, 301, 302, 335, 336, 337, 338; successful completion of concert attendance.


Performance Emphasis

37 credits including music core requirements; applied music: six credits in a single applied area, at least three credits must be taken at the 300 level and one at the 400 level; MUS 480 (two credits); music electives: four credits; six semesters of participation in large ensembles.


Music History Emphasis

37 credits, including music core requirements; applied music: six credits in a single applied area, at least two credits must be taken at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level; music electives: four credits to be chosen from MUS 305, 403, 407; MUS 480 (two credits); six semesters of participation in large ensembles.


Music Theory Emphasis

37 credits, including music core requirements; MUS 149, 480 (two credits); applied music: six credits in a single applied area, at least two credits must be taken at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level; music electives: three credits to be chosen from MUS 432, 437, 439, 480; six semesters of participation in large ensembles.


Jazz Performance Emphasis

37 credits, including music core requirements; applied music: six credits in a single applied area, at least three credits must be taken at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level; music electives: six credits to be chosen from MUS 209, 326, 327, 480.


Piano Pedagogy Emphasis

37 credits, including music core requirements; applied music: six credits in applied piano, at least two credits must be taken at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level; MUS 480 (two credits); MUS 351 and 352; six semesters of participation in ensembles, including two semesters of large ensemble.


Music Theatre Emphasis

Students must be accepted into the Music Major-Music Theatre emphasis (by audition) before declaring it as a major. Students enrolling in this major must also declare a Theatre Minor-Music Theatre emphasis.

37 credits, including music core requirements; applied music: six credits in applied voice, at least three credits must be taken at the 300 level or above and one credit at the 400 level; MUS 310; music electives, three credits at the 300 level or above; six semesters of participation in ensembles.


Music Education Major Core Requirements

(Teacher Certification Programs)

MUSIC EDUCATION: CHORAL MUSIC EMPHASIS
(Early Childhood through Adolescence licensure) 60 credits (including music major core requirements)

Music Education Major Core Requirements (25 credits): MUS 201, 202, 235, 236, 237, 238, 301, 302, 335, 336, 337, 338; successful completion of attendance at 12 concerts per semester for six semesters attendance.

Choral Music Core (17 credits): MUS 149, 211, 213, 263, 318, 321, 322, 328, 349, 373

Applied music (six credits): in applied voice, including at least two at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level. Select from MUA 221, 321, 471

Large ensembles (six credits): selected from MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 (two credits must be from MUS 153 and/or 167)

Small ensembles (two credits): selected from MUS 152, 161, 165, 166, 168, 169

Music Electives (four credits): any MUA or MUS course except MUS 105 and 110

Additional teacher education requirements are listed here.

Note: Students must complete MUS 149 with a grade of 'B' or higher and successfully complete the recital requirement (400 level, applied music) prior to student teaching.

MUSIC EDUCATION: GENERAL MUSIC EMPHASIS
(Early Childhood through Adolescence licensure) - 60 credits (including music major core requirements)

Music Education Major Core Requirements (25 credits): MUS 201, 202, 235, 236, 237, 238, 301, 302, 335, 336, 337, 338; successful completion of attendance at 12 concerts per semester for six semesters attendance.

General Music Core (17 credits): MUS 149, 211, 213, 263, 321, 322, 328, 371, 372

Applied Music (for voice, 6 credits): MUA 221 and/or MUA 321, including at least two credits at the 300 level 
OR
Applied Music (for instruments, 6 credits in one instrument): including at least two credits at the 300 level and two credits of  MUA 221 or MUA 321

Private Piano or Vocal Accompanying (1 credit): MUA 314 or MUS 349

Large ensembles (six credits): selected from MUS 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 163, 167

Small ensembles (two credits): selected from MUS 152, 161, 165, 166, 168, 169

Electives (for voice, three credits): any MUA or MUS course except MUS 105 and 110
OR
Electives (for instruments, one credit): any MUA or MUS course except MUS 105 and 110

Additional teacher education requirements are listed on page here.

Note: Students must complete MUS 149 with a grade of 'B' or higher prior to student teaching.

MUSIC EDUCATION: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EMPHASIS
(Early Childhood through Adolescence licensure) - 60 credits (including music major core requirements)

Music Education Major Core Requirements (25 credits): MUS 201, 202, 235, 236, 237, 238, 301, 302, 335, 336, 337, 338; successful completion of attendance at 12 concerts per semester for six semesters attendance.

Instrumental Music core requirements (11 Credits): MUS 149, 211, 263, 316, 320, 374

Applied Music (six credits in one instrument): including at least two at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level

Large ensembles (six credits): selected from MUS 151, 154, 155, 163

Small ensembles (two credits): selected from MUS 161, 165, 166, 168, 169

Music Electives (one credit): any MUA or MUS course except MUS 105 and 110

Technique courses (8 credits required excluding major instrument): MUS 214, 215, 220, 221, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229).

Technique course: (additional 1 credit required) from MUS 312 or 313 (will be determined by the student's desired teaching area)

Additional teacher education requirements are listed here.

Note: Students must complete MUS 149 with a grade of 'B' or higher and successfully complete the recital requirement (400 level, applied music) prior to student teaching.


Music Minor

(All colleges - auditions required) 25 credits – MUS 201, 202, 235, 236, 237, 238, 301, 302; applied music: four credits in voice or one instrument; electives: four credits; four semesters of participation in large ensembles.

Note: Teaching certification is not granted for minor only.


Music Minor: Music Theatre Emphasis

Students must be accepted into the Music Minor-Music Theatre emphasis (by audition) before declaring it as a minor. Students enrolling in this minor must also declare a Theatre Major- Music Theatre emphasis.

18 credits - MUS 235, 236, 237, 238; MUS/THA 304; applied music: four credits in voice. Four semesters of participation in ensembles, at least three of which will be for credit.


Large Ensembles

(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university with consent of instructor) one credit per semester. A maximum of six credits may be earned in large ensembles toward a music major.
-MUS 151 Screaming Eagles Marching Band
-MUS 153 Concert Choir
-MUS 154 Symphonic Band
-MUS 155 Orchestra
-MUS 157 Mannerchor
-MUS 159 Women's Chorus
-MUS 163 Wind Symphony
-MUS 167 Choral Union


Small Ensembles

(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university with consent of instructor) one credit per semester. Prerequisite: current enrollment in MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 (if choral or general music education major), MUS 151, 155, 163 (if instrumental or general music education major). A maximum of two credits earned in small ensembles may be applied toward the music major.
-MUS 152 Opera Workshop
-MUS 161 Ensembles
-MUS 165 Jazz Ensemble I
-MUS 166 Jazz Ensemble II
-MUS 168 Vocal Jazz Ensemble
-MUS 169 Chamber Choir

Students who register for credit in music organizations are required to register in the same manner and within the time limits established for registration in all other courses.


Applied Music

Applied music courses are open to music majors and minors. Other students may audition to take applied music courses on a space-available basis and must pay an applied music fee for private instruction.

Placement in intermediate (200 level) and advanced (300 level) courses is determined by audition. Students enrolled in 200 or 300 level courses will perform for a Music Department jury at the close of each semester of instruction. Students enrolled in recital-level courses (400 level) will present a public recital. Students enrolled in 200 and 300 level courses take one (one-half hour) private lesson per week and will also meet for one class lesson per week. Students may enroll in a maximum of two applied areas each semester. All applied music courses are for one credit.

A music major may enroll for a maximum of nine semesters in a single applied area without paying an extra fee. Of those nine semesters, only six may be earned at the 200 level. A music minor may enroll for a maximum of four semesters in an applied music area without paying a fee. Generally, after receiving permission to register for applied music, a student may register for the course and pay only tuition for the credit. However, there are some conditions which require a student to pay a special fee in addition to tuition.


MUA 201 – Applied Flute
MUA 202 – Applied Oboe
MUA 203 – Applied Clarinet
MUA 204 – Applied Bassoon
MUA 205 – Applied Saxophone
MUA 206 – Applied Horn
MUA 207 – Applied Trumpet
MUA 208 – Applied Trombone
MUA 209 – Applied Euphonium
MUA 210 – Applied Tuba
MUA 211 – Applied Percussion
MUA 214 – Applied Piano
MUA 215 – Applied Guitar
MUA 216 – Applied Violin
MUA 217 – Applied Viola
MUA 218 – Applied Cello
MUA 219 – Applied Bass
MUA 221 – Applied Voice
MUA 301 – Applied Flute
MUA 302 – Applied Oboe
MUA 303 – Applied Clarinet
MUA 304 – Applied Bassoon
MUA 305 – Applied Saxophone
MUA 306 – Applied Horn
MUA 307 – Applied Trumpet
MUA 308 – Applied Trombone
MUA 309 – Applied Euphonium
MUA 310 – Applied Tuba
MUA 311 – Applied Percussion
MUA 314 – Applied Piano
MUA 315 – Applied Guitar
MUA 316 – Applied Violin
MUA 317 – Applied Viola
MUA 318 – Applied Cello
MUA 319 – Applied Bass
MUA 321 – Applied Voice
MUA 471 – Recital
MUA 472 – Performance Emphasis Recital



APPLIED MUSIC (MUA)


+ next to a course number indicate a GENERAL EDUCATION course


MUA  201  Cr.1

Applied Flute

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  202  Cr.1

Applied Oboe

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  203  Cr.1

Applied Clarinet

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  204  Cr.1

Applied Bassoon

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  205  Cr.1

Applied Saxophone

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  206  Cr.1

Applied Horn

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  207  Cr.1

Applied Trumpet

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  208  Cr.1

Applied Trombone

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  209  Cr.1

Applied Euphonium

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  210  Cr.1

Applied Tuba

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  211  Cr.1

Applied Percussion

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  214  Cr.1

Applied Piano

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  215  Cr.1

Applied Guitar

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  216  Cr.1

Applied Violin

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  217  Cr.1

Applied Viola

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  218  Cr.1

Applied Cello

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  219  Cr.1

Applied Bass

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  221  Cr.1

Applied Voice

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  301  Cr.1

Applied Flute

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  302  Cr.1

Applied Oboe

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  303  Cr.1

Applied Clarinet

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  304  Cr.1

Applied Bassoon

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  305  Cr.1

Applied Saxophone

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  306  Cr.1

Applied Horn

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  307  Cr.1

Applied Trumpet

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  308  Cr.1

Applied Trombone

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  309  Cr.1

Applied Euphonium

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  310  Cr.1

Applied Tuba

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  311  Cr.1

Applied Percussion

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  314  Cr.1

Applied Piano

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  315  Cr.1

Applied Guitar

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  316  Cr.1

Applied Violin

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  317  Cr.1

Applied Viola

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  318  Cr.1

Applied Cello

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  319  Cr.1

Applied Bass

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  321  Cr.1

Applied Voice

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  471  Cr.1

Recital

Highest level applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.


MUA  472  Cr.1

Performance Emphasis Recital

Highest level applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester.  Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Open to music major or minor plan; others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and minors pay applied music fee.  Offered Fall, Spring.



MUSIC (MUS)


+ next to a course number indicate a GENERAL EDUCATION course


+MUS  105  Cr.2

Music Appreciation

The Western classical tradition. A survey of the forms and styles within each period since the Baroque. Emphasis on the content of specific masterpieces to enhance perceptive learning. Not open to students with credit in MUS 110. Not applicable to major or minor.   Offered Fall, Spring.


+MUS  110  Cr.3

The Listening Experience in Music

An introductory course to music listening, with emphasis on methods of perceiving and understanding musical information. Topics include factors in listening, recognition of musical elements and other concepts which contribute to aural perception, and understanding the influence of musical context. The course content will include representative examples of world music, compositions by women, and representative music from the Western classical tradition. Prerequisite: Not open to students with credit in MUS 105. Not applicable to major or minor.   Offered Occasionally.


MUS  146  Cr.1

Keyboard Competencies I

This course is designed to prepare students to use the piano as a functional vehicle of expression and as an accompanying instrument. Emphasis will be given to developing physical coordination of keyboard performance skills, building basic piano technique and basic keyboard theory, harmonizing melodies with given chord symbols and by ear, and reading simple piano literature in traditional music notation. Lect. 1, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: music major or minor plan or concurrent registration in MUS 235.  Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  147  Cr.1

Keyboard Competencies II

This course is designed to prepare students to use the piano as a functional vehicle of expression and as an accompanying instrument. From performance level attained in Keyboard I, students will continue developing physical coordination of keyboard performance skills, building basic technique, applying keyboard theory and harmonizing melodies. Primary emphasis will be to increase performance ability at first sight through practice strategies, musical analysis and several pieces of piano literature. Lect. 1, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: MUS 146 or consent of instructor.  Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  148  Cr.1

Keyboard Competencies III

This course is designed to prepare students to use the piano as a functional vehicle of expression and as an accompanying instrument. Having achieved basic piano technique and reading skills, the emphasis in this course will be to expand the use of the keyboard in practical music education contexts: accompaniments, multiple staff (score) reading and transposition. Students will have opportunities to articulate practice strategies and to assess performances. Practical situations which call for modification of the printed score will also be addressed. Lect. 1, Lab 1. Prerequisite: MUS 146 or consent of instructor.  Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  149  Cr.1

Keyboard Competencies IV

This course prepares music education students to address standards for keyboard competency as stipulated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. All activities in the course will be driven by practical situations in the classroom using keyboard skills. These skills include demonstration of keyboard technique (scales, chord progressions), folk song accompaniments, transposition of melodies to other keys, score reading (choral or instrumental ensembles) and performance of accompaniments with appropriate stylistic considerations. Lect. 1, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: MUS 148 or consent of instructor.  Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  151  Cr.1

Screaming Eagles Marching Band

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall.


MUS  152  Cr.1

Opera Workshop

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Occasionally.


MUS  153  Cr.1

Concert Choir

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  154  Cr.1

Symphonic Band (Concert Band II)

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Spring.


MUS  155  Cr.1

Orchestra

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  157  Cr.1

Mannerchoir

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall.


MUS  159  Cr.1

Women's Chorus

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  161  Cr.1

Ensembles

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  163  Cr.1

Wind Symphony (Concert Band I)

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  165  Cr.1

Jazz Ensemble I

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  166  Cr.1

Jazz Ensemble II

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  167  Cr.1

Choral Union

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges and community members with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  168  Cr.1

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  169  Cr.1

Chamber Choir

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major.   Offered Fall, Spring.


+MUS  201  Cr.3

Musical Cultures

World music from a global perspective, celebrating both the similarities and differences of musical expressions. Exemplary artistic, folkloric, and popular music cultures of the world are compared to those of the Medieval and Renaissance eras. An introduction to hearing these expressions as cultural phenomena, using objective methods of study that lead to a general understanding of music by visual and aural analysis and by hearing music in its cultural context. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major/minor plan.  Offered Fall.


MUS  202  Cr.2

Music History: 1600-1825

A study of music history and literature in the Western world from 1600-1825. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or MUS 201.  Offered Spring.


+MUS  204  Cr.3

Latin American Music:  Its Context and Impact

A survey of Latin American musical styles, their cultural contexts, and their impact in the U.S. An assessment of religious, artistic, and popular music, focusing on major schools and traditions in Latin America. The course develops from a geographical, chronological approach ranging from pre-Columbian to European and African manifestations in the 20 Latin American republics, with emphasis on the Hispanic domination. Then the course traces the U.S. impact of Mexicans in the southwest since the California missions, Puerto Ricans in New York, and Cubans in Miami; the inroads of Latin dances on jazz and rock.   Offered Occasionally.


+MUS  209  Cr.3

History of Jazz Culture

A chronological study of the history of jazz from its African/Creole roots to the present with emphasis on ethnic cultural contributions and innovations through listening and selected readings.   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  211  Cr.2

Basic Conducting

Development of the physical and mental skills necessary for accurate beat patterns, cueing, fermatas, cut-offs, accerlandos and ritardandos. Emphasis is placed on body posture, body language, eye contact, accurate tempos and dynamics. A basic knowledge of musical terms is required along with the ability to use them to teach the aesthetic qualities of music. Prerequisite: MUS 147, MUS 236.  Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  213  Cr.1

Class Guitar

Concentration in development of skills necessary for the use of guitar in the elementary and middle school classroom, including a variety of ways the instrument may be used to accompany singing as well as in solo capacities.   Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  214  Cr.1

String Techniques I

Group instruction on violin/viola.   Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  215  Cr.1

String Techniques II

Group instruction on cello and double bass. This course is designed to prepare students to perform and demonstrate on these instruments at a middle school ability level, teach and diagnose performance problems in elementary and secondary students, and present technical information and demonstrations on the care and maintenance of string instruments.   Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  220  Cr.1

High Brass Techniques

Group instruction on trumpet/horn.   Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  221  Cr.1

Low Brass Techniques

Group instruction on trombone/tuba.   Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  225  Cr.1

Percussion Techniques I

Group lessons in snare, tympani and mallet instruments. Primarily for students preparing to teach instrumental music. Two periods per week.   Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  226  Cr.1

Percussion Techniques II

Group lessons in mallets, Latin equipment and drum set. Primarily for students preparing to teach instrumental music. Two periods per week.   Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  227  Cr.1

Woodwind Techniques I

Group instruction on clarinet. Primarily for students planning to teach instrumental music. Two periods per week.   Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  228  Cr.1

Woodwind Techniques II

Group instruction on oboe and flute. Primarily for students planning to teach instrumental music. Two periods per week.   Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  229  Cr.1

Woodwind Techniques III

Group instruction on bassoon and saxophone. Primarily for students planning to teach instrumental music.   Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  235  Cr.3

Music Theory I

Basic materials in music theory, rhythm, intervals, triads, harmony, modes. Introduction to four-part writing, and to the analysis of forms and styles. Keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in MUS 237.  Offered Fall.


MUS  236  Cr.3

Music Theory II

Continuation of Music Theory I. Modulation, seventh chords and altered chords. Nonharmonic tones. Keyboard harmony. . Prerequisite: MUS 235 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment in MUS 238.  Offered Spring.


MUS  237  Cr.1

Music Reading & Aural Skills I

Singing at sight and aural recognition (dictation) of scales and modes, intervals, diatonic melody involving tonic and dominant harmonies, rhythmic patterns in simple and compound meters; introduction to alto and tenor clefs. Two periods per week. Prerequisite: concurrent registration in MUS 235.  Offered Fall.


MUS  238  Cr.1

Music Reading and Aural Skills II

Continuation of MUS 237; subdominant harmonies, secondary dominant harmonies, secondary dominants, modulation to near-related keys, two-voice counterpoint, more complex rhythmic patterns involving syncopation and borrowed divisions of the beat. Two periods per week. Prerequisite: successful completion of MUS 237 with a grade of 'C' or better and concurrent enrollment in MUS 236.  Offered Spring.


MUS  249  Cr.1

Piano Sight Reading

This course is intensely focused on reading piano music at sight. While the majority of the course provides opportunities to read/perform new music at sight, strategies to improve initial sight-reading skills will be given on a regular basis. Lect.1, Lab 1. Prerequisite: MUS 149.  Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  263  Cr.1

Introduction to Music Technology

This course introduces the basic principles of music production with recorders, mixers, microphones, synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, computers, video discs and CD ROM devices. It includes fundamental concepts in recording with analog and digital recorders, mixing, analog and digital synthesis, sampling and MIDI/computer applications for music sequencing, notation and education. Prerequisite: MUS 235.  Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  301  Cr.2

Music History: 1825-1900

A study of music history and literature in the Western world from 1825 to 1900: the Romantic Period. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major plan.  Offered Fall.


MUS  302  Cr.2

Music History: 20th Century

A study of music history and literature in the Western world from 1900 to the present: the Contemporary Period. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major plan.  Offered Spring.


MUS/THA  304  Cr.3

History of Music Theatre

A survey of music theatre history and literature from origins to the present and its effect on popular culture, this course provides an understanding of the development of music theatre into the present day.  Particular attention is given to the writers and composers who greatly influenced and/or continue to influence the development of this art form. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 112. (Cross-listed with MUS/THA; may only earn credit in one department.)  Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  305  Cr.2

American Music

A study of musical development in the United States. Colonial music, folk music, jazz, and the development of music as an art in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major plan.  Offered Occasionally.


MUS/THA  310  Cr.3

The Singer/Actor

This course examines the process of acting through song and verse. Its purpose is to explore a variety of theoretical and practical approaches integrating acting, vocal and stylistic techniques which support and strengthen each other. Prerequisite: THA 220 or THA 222; MUS 235, MUS 236, MUS 237, MUS 238.  Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  312  Cr.1

Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble Techniques

Pedagogical techniques and problem solving for conductors of middle school and high school marching bands and jazz ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS 211; MUS 225 or MUS 226; MUS 220 or MUS 221; MUS 226 or MUS 227 or MUS 228.  Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  313  Cr.1

Orchestra Techniques

Practical approaches to the design and development of a successful school string and orchestra program. Topics covered will be special recruitment and teaching techniques to the string section, the relationship between bowing and style, effective use of heterogenous teaching methods, chamber music in the string curriculum and scheduling, repertoire, equipment, style and techniques for the full orchestra, string orchestra, strolling strings and 'Pops' orchestra. Prerequisite: MUS 211; MUS 214 or MUS 215.  Offered Occasionally.


MUS  316  Cr.2

Advanced Instrumental Conducting

The study of advanced problems in instrumental conducting. Topics covered include baton technique, score preparation and analysis, interpretation, rehearsal technique and procedure and the study of appropriate instrumental literature of the band and orchestra in relation to its performance and practice. Prerequisite: MUS 211.  Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.


+MUS  317  Cr.3

Musical Classroom

Contextual music methodology course designed for elementary classroom teachers. This course is intended to explore the role of the classroom teacher. The emphasis of the course is to incorporate music into the daily class activities through performance and teaching opportunities. The course content will include listening to representative selections of Western classical, American, and Asian music in relation to its historical, social, and cultural contexts. Not applicable to the music major or minor.  Most appropriate for Teacher Education.   Offered Fall, Spring.


MUS  318  Cr.2

Advanced Choral Conducting

The study of advanced problems in choral conducting. Topics covered will include conducting techniques, score preparation, and analysis, interpretation, rehearsal techniques and procedures, and appropriate choral literature. Prerequisite: MUS 211.  Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  320  Cr.2

Orchestration

A study of the characteristics and capabilities of orchestral and band instruments and the writing of practical transcription and arrangements for various small ensembles, the full band and the orchestra. Prerequisite: MUS 236.  Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  321  Cr.2

Choral Arranging

Scoring and arranging for mixed chorus, choirs, glee clubs and small vocal ensembles; scoring of instrumental accompaniment for vocal groups. Prerequisite: MUS 335.  Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  322  Cr.3

Choral Techniques

Basic principles of choral performance. Elements of expression, stylistic characteristic and preparation of choral groups. The voice at different age levels. Examination and evaluation of choral materials. Prerequisite: MUS 211.  Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS/THA  324  Cr.3

Cabaret Performance Workshop

Students work together in a workshop format to rehearse and eventually perform a cabaret set consisting of ensemble numbers, duets and solos on a common theme. Each number will be carefully rehearsed and staged. This is a studio course requiring active and regular participation. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: admission to the music theatre emphasis. (Cross-listed with MUS/THA; may only earn credit in one department.)  Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  326  Cr.2

Jazz Improvisation I

The study and application of the theoretical, technical and performance aspects of jazz improvisation. Three periods per week. Prerequisite: MUS 236.  Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  327  Cr.2

Jazz Improvisation II

A continuation of the principles and techniques of Jazz Improvisation I, but at a higher performance level. Three periods per week. Prerequisite: MUS 326.  Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  328  Cr.1

Diction in Music

The study of diction for music majors and minors dealing with the phonetic systems and texts in foreign language.   Offered Occasionally.


MUS  329  Cr.1

Recording Techniques

Physical properties of sound, the recording chain and principles of audio recording will be covered. Participants will be responsible for a final recording project.   Offered Occasionally.


MUS  333  Cr.2

Electronic Music

Basic principles and theory of the generation and modification of acoustical wave-forms by electronic means.   Offered Occasionally.


MUS  335  Cr.3

Music Theory III

Continuation of Music Theory I and II, with further study of modulation, altered chords, and extended chords. Stylistic and formal analysis and composition with emphasis upon eighteenth and nineteenth century styles and techniques. Keyboard harmony, sight reading and ear training. Prerequisite: MUS 236 or equivalent.  Offered Fall.


MUS  336  Cr.3

Music Theory IV

Continuation of Music Theory III, with analysis of the principal forms of music. Stylistic and formal analysis and composition with emphasis upon twentieth-century idioms. Keyboard harmony, sight reading and ear training. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MUS 335 or equivalent.  Offered Spring.


MUS  337  Cr.1

Music Reading & Aural Skills III

Continuation of MUS 238; chromatic harmonies, four-voice dictation, rhythmic patterns involving changing and complex meters. Two periods per week. Prerequisite: completion of MUS 238 with a grade of 'C' or better; concurrent enrollment in MUS 335.  Offered Fall.


MUS  338  Cr.1

Music Reading and Aural Skills IV

Continuation of MUS 337; higher chords, non-tonal melody, rhythmic patterns involving syncopation in changing and complex meters. Two periods per week. Prerequisite: completion of MUS 337 with a grade of 'C' or better; concurrent enrollment in MUS 336.  Offered Spring.


MUS  342  Cr.1

Keyboard Accompanying

Instruction and practical experience in keyboard accompanying. Prerequisite: permission by department chair.   Offered Occasionally.


MUS  349  Cr.1

Vocal Accompanying

Instruction and practical experience in vocal accompanying. Topics include score reading, rehearsal techniques, simplifying scores, improving pianistic interpretation in performance. Lect. 1, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: MUS 249.  Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  351  Cr.2

Piano Pedagogy I

An introduction to teaching piano. Topics include methods and materials currently used for studying piano, business and administrative issues related to operating independent teaching studios, innovative strategies beyond traditional method book instruction and piano literature. Through a comprehensive survey of piano literature and essential pedagogical collections of repertoire, students will establish a foundation for teaching styles of intermediate and advanced piano literature. Lect. 2, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: music major plan and concurrent registration in MUA 314.  Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  352  Cr.2

Piano Pedagogy II: Instructional Strategies

This course is designed to study and implement strategies for improving effectiveness in piano teaching. A systematic examination and evaluation of piano methods will be covered, as well as discussions regarding teaching content versus teaching process. Topics on teaching effectiveness will include behavioral modifications, task analysis, teaching cycles, and observation and evaluation techniques. Students also receive initial training in systematic methods for making independent changes in both piano practice and piano teaching environments. Lect. 2, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: MUS 351 and concurrent registration in MUA 314.  Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  371  Cr.3

Methods and Materials in Elementary School Music

This course is designed to prepare music education majors to teach content and skills essential for developing musicianship for children in pre-kindergarten through elementary school. Prerequisite: MUS 335; admission to teacher education.  Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.


MUS  372  Cr.3

General Music in the Middle/Senior High School

This course is designed to prepare music education major students for teaching general music in secondary schools. Sufficient materials, methods, and techniques are explored as to enable the beginning teacher to deal with adolescent musical skills. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education.  Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  373  Cr.3

Choral Music in the Middle/Senior High School

This course is designed to provide the students with the basic principles and techniques of choral preparation and performance in relation to public school choral ensembles. It deals specifically with vocal production in young voices, choral sound, repertoire, stylistic characteristics, and expressive elements. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education.  Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  374  Cr.3

Instrumental Music in the Schools

A practicum in the structure, supervision, and administration of school instrumental music programs. Emphasis placed upon elementary band techniques, junior/senior high school band/orchestra rehearsal procedures, and organization and conducting. Prerequisite: completion of eight hours of techniques classes and conducting and admission to teacher education.  Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.


MUS  403  Cr.2

Symphonic Literature

A study of the development of the orchestra, the important orchestral forms and the evolution of orchestral styles through the study of compositions of representative composers. Prerequisite: MUS 301 or MUS 302.  Offered Occasionally.


MUS  407  Cr.2

Survey of Opera

A historical survey of opera from its origin to the present, emphasizing an understanding of the parameters of opera as an art form. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major plan; MUS 301 or MUS 302.  Offered Occasionally.


MUS  432  Cr.2

Counterpoint

Composition of musical themes with analysis and writing of counterpoint in two and three parts. Prerequisite: MUS 335.  Offered Occasionally.


MUS  437  Cr.2

Form and Analysis

The study of the basic structural principles and patterns of music, of their expansion into the chief homophonic and contrapuntal forms in Western music. Prerequisite: MUS 335.  Offered Occasionally.


MUS  439  Cr.2

Composition

The study of compositional techniques and their application to the writing of original music. Individual projects in composition. Prerequisite: MUS 336.  Offered Occasionally.


MUS  480  Cr.1 - 3

Independent Study of Music

Individual projects. Concentration in one area of advanced music study. Open to selected advanced students who have excellent records in the department. Admission by consent of adviser, instructor, and music department staff. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.   Offered Occasionally.


MUS 499/699  Cr.1 - 3

Special Topics in Music and Music Education

Special topics in music and music education not covered by current courses taught in the music department. The particular topic selected to be determined by the Music Department according to the current need and interest. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 336 or consent of the department chair; junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.