Music (MUS)

 

College of Liberal Studies

School of Arts and Communication

Department Chair: Greg Balfany

233 Center for the Arts, 608.785.8409

e-mail: balfany.greg@uwlax.edu

 

www.uwlax.edu/music

 

Professors: Balfany, Frye, C., Pinnell, Walth;

Associate Professors: Fisher; Kelly, T., Ritterling, Tollefson, Mary;

Assistant Professor: Broadnax;

Senior Lecturer: Quinn;

Lecturers: Brown, T., Phipps, Hindson, H., Tristano, Clark

 

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. Click here for additional teacher certification requirements.

 

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

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. Students enrolling in this major must enroll as a Theatre Minor: Music Theatre Emphasis.

 

Music Education Major

(Teacher Certification Programs)

— General Music Emphasis (Early Childhood through Adolescence licensure) — 62 credits – music core requirements; MUS 149, 211, 212, 213, 263, 308, 321, 322; CI 307, 371; applied music (see list on page 213): six credits must include two credits at the 300 level (any voice or instrument), two credits of MUS 243 or MUS 343; MUS 341 or MUS 349; large ensembles: six credits to be selected from MUS 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 163, 167; small ensembles: two credits; electives: two credits. Click here for additional teacher certification requirements.

 

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

 

 

— Choral Music Emphasis (Early Childhood through Adolescence licensure) — 61 credits – music core requirements; MUS 149, 211, 212, 213, 263, 318, 321, 322, 349; CI 306; applied music: six credits MUS 343 (two credits), and MUS 443; large ensembles: six credits from MUS 153, 157, 159, 167 (two credits must be from MUS 153 and/or 167); small ensembles: two credits; electives: five credits. Click here for additional teacher certification requirements.

 

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.

 

— Instrumental Music Emphasis (Early Childhood through Adolescence licensure) — 61 credits – music core requirements; MUS 149, 211, 263, 316, 320; CI 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 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. Additional teacher education requirements are listed on page 111.

 

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.

 

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) — 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 Theatre Minor

(open to theatre major: music theatre emphasis students only) 22 credits – MUS 235, 236, 237, 238, 308; applied music: four credits in voice; four credits in ESS 100: music theatre and tap are required. Remaining two credits may be chosen from Ballet, Jazz and Modern. Three credits in Music Theatre Practicum THA 360. Four semesters of participation in ensembles. Students enrolling in this minor must be theater major: music theater emphasis.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, as 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.

— MUS 143 Class Voice

— 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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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. Offered occasionally.

 

MUS       143          Cr. 1

Class Voice

Applied course requiring little or no formal training. Prerequisite: 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 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 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. 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 147. 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. 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 education major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music education 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

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 education major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music education 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

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 education major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music education 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 education major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music education 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 education major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music education 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 education major; MUS 151, 155, 163 if instrumental or general music education major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered occasionally.

 

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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. 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 110 or 201. Offered Spring.

 

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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. Offered occasionally.

 

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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. Prerequisites: MUS 147 and 236. Offered Fall, odd-numbered years.

 

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. Offered Spring, odd-numbered years.

 

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. 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 Fall, even-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 Fall, 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 Fall, 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 Spring, 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 Spring, odd-numbered years.

 

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. Offered occasionally.

 

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. 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. Offered Spring.

 

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

 

MUS       241          Cr. 1

Private 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. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       243          Cr. 1

Private 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. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       245          Cr. 1

Private Instrument

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. Prerequisite: 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.

 

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 Fall, 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 110 or music major. 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 110 or music major. Offered Spring.

 

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. Offered occasionally.

 

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. 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. Prerequisites: THA 220 or 222; MUS 235, 236 237, 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. Prerequisites: MUS 211; 225 or 226; 220 or 221; 226 or 227 or 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. Prerequisites: MUS 211 and 214 or 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.

 

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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. Prerequisite: 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       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. 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. Prerequisites: MUS 326 and consent of instructor. Three periods per week. 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. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Offered occasionally.

 

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. 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: MUS 335 or equivalent. Offered Spring.

 

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. Prerequisite: completion of MUS 238 with a grade of “C” or better; concurrent enrollment in MUS 335. Two periods per week. 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. Prerequisite: completion of MUS 337 with a grade of “C” or better; concurrent enrollment in MUS 336. Two periods per week. Offered Spring.

 

MUS       341          Cr. 1

Private 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. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       342          Cr. 1

Keyboard Accompanying

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

 

MUS       343          Cr. 1

Private 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. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       345          Cr. 1

Private Instrument

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. Prerequisite: 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.

 

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. Prerequisites: music major and concurrent registration in MUS 341. Offered Spring, odd-numbered years.

 

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 MUS 341. Offered Spring, even-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 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 110 or music major and MUS 301 or 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       441          Cr. 1

Piano Recital

Highest level applied course. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       443          Cr. 1

Voice Recital

Highest level applied course. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       445          Cr. 1

Private Instrument Recital

Highest level applied course. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       451          Cr. 1

Piano Performance Emphasis Recital

Highest level applied course. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       453          Cr. 1

Vocal Performance Emphasis Recital

Highest level applied course. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       455          Cr. 1

Instrumental Performance Emphasis Recital

Highest level applied course. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       461          Cr. 1

Piano Jazz Performance Emphasis Recital

Highest level applied course. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS       463          Cr. 1

Vocal Jazz Performance Emphasis Recital

Highest level applied course. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Prerequisite: 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.

 

MUS         465           Cr. 1

Instrumental Jazz Performance Emphasis Recital

Highest level applied course. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Prerequisite: 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.          

 

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 six. 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. Prerequisite: MUS 336. Repeatable for credit. Offered occasionally.