MUSIC (MUS)

 

College of Liberal Studies

School of Arts and Communication

Department Chair: Terence Kelly

242 Center for the Arts, 608-785-8419

e-mail: kelly.tere@uwlax.edu

 

Professors: Balfany, Pinnell; Associate Professors: Barber, C., Frye, Kelly, T., Tollefson, Mary, Walth; Lecturers: Hindson, H., Quinn, Wheat; Visiting Associate Professor: Rusterholz, P.

 

 

Music Major

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) Students enrolling in this major must complete the music major core requirements and one or more areas of emphasis. Students enrolling in licensure emphases must complete School of Education requirements. Auditions are required.

 

Music major core requirements —

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

 

—            Performance Emphasis:

36 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:

36 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:

36 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:

36 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 309, 326, 327, 480.

 

—            Piano Pedagogy Emphasis

36 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 Education Major

(Teacher Certification Programs)

 

—            General Music Emphasis:

(K-12 teaching licensure) — 60 credits, including music core requirements; MUS 149, 211, 212, 213, 263, 308, 321, 322; C-I 307, 371; applied music: six credits must include two credits at the 300 level (any voice or instrument), two credits of applied vocal lessons at the 200 level or above, one credit of applied piano at the 300 level or above; large ensembles: six credits to be selected from MUS 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 163, 167; small ensembles: two credits; electives: two credits.

 

Note:

Successful completion of MUS 149 with a grade of “B” or above must

be accomplished prior to student teaching.

 

—            Choral Music Emphasis:

(Grades 6-12 teaching licensure) — 60 credits, including music core requirements; MUS 149, 211, 212, 213, 263, 318, 321, 322; C-I 306; applied music: six credits must include one credit of applied piano at the 300 level, two credits of applied vocal lessons at the 300 level and one credit at the 400 level; large ensembles: six credits to be chosen from MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 (two credits must be from MUS 153 and/or 167); small ensembles: two credits; electives: six credits.

 

Note:

Both successful completion of MUS 149 with a grade of “B” or above and completion of the recital requirement (400 level, applied music) must be accomplished prior to student teaching.

 

 

—            Instrumental Music Emphasis:

(K-12 teaching licensure) — 60 credits, including music core requirements; MUS 149, 211, 263, 316, 320; C-I 308; 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 to be chosen from MUS 151, 154, 155, 163; small ensembles: two credits; electives: three credits. Technique classes: students in the instrumental emphasis must take eight credits of technique courses. Technique courses will be determined by the student’s performance instrument and desired teaching area. See below for specific requirements.

 

Note:

Both successful completion of MUS 149 with a grade of “B” or above and completion of the recital requirement (400 level, applied music) must be accomplished prior to student teaching.

 

Performance Instrument and Teaching Area

(applicable to music education major, instrumental music emphasis)

 

—            Woodwind and Brass — Band

Four credits of woodwind and brass techniques, omitting major instrument; one credit marching band and jazz ensembles techniques, one credit of string techniques; two credits of  percussion techniques.

—            Woodwind and Brass — Orchestra

Two credits of string techniques; one credit orchestra techniques; two credits of percussion techniques; three credits of brass and woodwind techniques, omitting major instrument.

—            String — Band

Two credits of percussion techniques; one credit of marching band and jazz ensemble techniques; and five credits of brass and woodwind techniques.

—            String — Orchestra

Two credits of woodwind techniques; two credits of brass techniques; two credits of percussion techniques; one credit of string techniques, omitting major instrument; one credit of orchestra techniques.

—            Percussion — Band

Five credits of brass and woodwind techniques; two credits of string

techniques; and one credit of marching band and jazz ensembles techniques.

—            Percussion — Orchestra

Five credits of brass and woodwind techniques; two credits of string

techniques; and one credit of orchestration techniques.

 

 

Music Minor

(All colleges — auditions required) — 24 credits including 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 licensure is not granted for minor only.

 

Large Ensembles

(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university with consent of instructor) — 1 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) —1 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.

 

 

 

 

+ above a course number indicates a General Education course.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

MUS       141                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Class Piano I

 

MUS       143                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Class Voice

 

MUS       145                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Class Instruments

 

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 or concurrent registration in MUS 235. Offered Sem. I.

 

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 Sem. II.

 

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 147 or consent of instructor. Offered Sem. I.

 

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 Sem. II.

 

MUS       151                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Screaming Eagles Marching Band

 

MUS       152                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Opera Workshop

 

MUS       153                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Concert Choir

 

MUS       154                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Symphonic Band

 

MUS       155                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Orchestra

 

MUS       157                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Mannerchoir

 

MUS       159                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Women’s Chorus

 

MUS       161                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Ensembles

 

MUS       163                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Wind Symphony

 

MUS       165                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Jazz Ensemble I

 

MUS       166                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Jazz Ensemble II

 

MUS       167                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Choral Union

 

MUS       168                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

 

MUS       169                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Chamber Choir

 

MUS       201                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Music History I

A study of music history and literature in the Western world from 850 to 1750 A. D., covering the periods known as Medieval-Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or 110 or music major.

 

MUS       202                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Music History II

A study of music history and literature in the Western world from 1750-1825: the Classical Period. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or 110 or music major.

 

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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.

 

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. Prerequisites: MUS 147 and 236.

 

MUS       212                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Folk and Classroom Instruments I — Recorder and Autoharp

Concentration in development of skills necessary for the use of these instruments in the elementary and middle school classroom, including a variety of ways the instruments may be used to accompany singing as well as in solo capacities.

 

MUS       213                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Folk and Classroom Instruments II — Guitar and Percussion

Concentration in development of skills necessary for the use of these instruments in the elementary and middle school classroom, including a variety of ways the instruments may be used to accompany singing as well as in solo capacities.

 

MUS       214                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

String Techniques I

Group instruction on violin/viola.

 

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.

 

MUS       217                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Recreational Music

Music for recreational programs. Prerequisite: MUS 141 with grade of “C” or better, or equivalent (for recreation majors); others with consent of instructor. Credit for this course does not apply to a music major or minor.

 

MUS       220                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

High Brass Techniques

Group instruction on trumpet/horn.

 

MUS       221                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Low Brass Techniques

Group instruction on trombone/tuba.

 

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.

 

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.

 

MUS       227                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Woodwind Techniques I

Group instruction on clarinet. Primarily for

students planning to teach instrumental music. Two periods per week.

 

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.

 

MUS       229                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Woodwind Techniques III

Group instruction on bassoon and saxophone. Primarily for students planning to teach

instrumental music.

 

MUS       231                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Elements of Music

Fundamentals of music. Basic vocabulary of music terms, symbols, elements needed for music reading, use of the voice, keyboard instruments, song flute, and autoharp. For elementary education majors. Credit for this course does not apply to a music major or minor.

 

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.

 

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.

 

MUS       237         Cr. 1

Music Reading and 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. Prerequisite: concurrent registration in MUS 235. Two periods per week.

 

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. Prerequisites: successful completion of MUS 237 with a grade of “C” or better and concurrent enrollment in MUS 236. Two periods per week.

 

MUS       241                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Private Piano

 

MUS       243                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Private Voice

 

MUS       245                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Private Instrument

 

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.

 

MUS       301                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Music History III

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

 

MUS       302                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Music History IV

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

 

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 110 or music major.

 

 

 

MUS       308                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Musical Culture in America

The history and development of contemporary popular musical idioms including folk and popular music, jazz and rock, electronic music and musical comedy. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or 110 or music major.

 

MUS       309                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

History of Jazz

A chronological study of the history of jazz from its African roots to the present with emphasis on listening and selected readings. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or 110 or music major.

 

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. Prerequisites: MUS 211, 225 or 226, 220 or 221, and 226 or 227 or 228.

 

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. Prerequisites: MUS 211 and 214 or 215.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

MUS       326                                                                                                                                         Cr. 2

Jazz Improvisation I

The study and application of the theoretical, technical and performance aspects of jazz improvisation. Prerequisites: MUS 236 and consent of instructor. Three periods per week.

 

MUS       327                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Jazz Improvisation II

A continuation of the principles and techniques of Jazz Improvisation I, but at a higher performance level. Prerequisites: MUS 326 and consent of instructor. Three periods per week.

 

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.

 

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. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

 

MUS       333                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Electronic Music

Basic principles and theory of the generation and modification of acoustical wave-forms by electronic means. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

 

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.

 

 

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: MUS 335 or equivalent.

 

MUS       337                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Music Reading and Aural Skills III

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

 

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. Prerequisites: completion of MUS 337 with a grade of “C” or better; concurrent enrollment in MUS 336. Two periods per week.

 

MUS       341                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Private Piano

 

MUS       342                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Keyboard Accompanying

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

 

MUS       343                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Private Voice

 

MUS       345                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Private Instrument

 

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 the styles of intermediate and advanced piano literature. Lect. 2. Lab. 1. Prerequisites: music major and concurrent registration in 341.

 

MUS       352                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Piano Pedagogy II: Instruction 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. Prerequisites: MUS 351 and concurrent registration in 341.

 

MUS       370                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Administration and Supervision of Elementary and Secondary School Music

Principles of administration and supervision of vocal, instrumental and general music programs in elementary and secondary schools.

 

MUS       376                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Music in Early Childhood Education                              

A study of the philosophy of music education in early childhood education. Emphasis will be given to the study of vocal development, listening and movement activity, and the use of classroom instruments, with practical application in an off-campus early childhood situation. Prerequisite: MUS 231. Three periods per week.

 

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. Prerequisites: MUS 301 or 302.

 

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. Prerequisites: MUS 105 or 110 or music major and MUS 301 or 302.

 

MUS       432                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Counterpoint

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

MUS       441                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Piano Recital

 

MUS       443                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Voice Recital

 

MUS       445                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Private Instrument Recital

 

MUS       451                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Piano Performance Emphasis Recital

 

MUS       453                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Vocal Performance Emphasis Recital

 

MUS       455                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Instrumental Performance Emphasis Recital

 

MUS       461                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Piano Jazz Performance Emphasis Recital

 

MUS       463                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Vocal Jazz Performance Emphasis Recital

 

MUS       465                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Instrumental Jazz Performance Emphasis Recital

 

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.

 

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. Prerequisite: MUS 336 or consent of the department chair. Repeatable for credit.

 

Applied Music

Students with little or no formal training should enroll in 100 level courses. 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 (100 level courses are excluded from this total.) All applied music courses are for one credit. Prerequisite: audition approval of music faculty and music chair for enrollment in all applied music courses.

 

*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. Non-music majors and minors may enroll in applied classes after audition approval from music faculty and music chair, payment of a fee will be required.

 

—            MUS       141          Class Piano I

—            MUS       143          Class Voice

—            MUS       145          Class Instruments

—            MUS       241          Private Piano

—            MUS       243          Private Voice

—            MUS       245          Private Instrument

—            MUS       341          Private Piano

—            MUS       343          Private Voice

—            MUS       345          Private Instrument

—            MUS       441          Piano Recital

—            MUS       443          Voice Recital

—            MUS       445          Private Instrument Recital

—            MUS       451          Piano Performance Emphasis Recital

—            MUS       453          Vocal Performance Emphasis Recital

—            MUS       455          Instrumental Performance Emphasis Recital

—            MUS       461          Piano Jazz Performance Emphasis Recital

—            MUS       463          Vocal Jazz Performance Emphasis Recital

—            MUS       465          Instrumental Jazz Performance Emphasis Recital

 

 

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* 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.