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Prereqs:
Parallel MUSC 165, 165A, and 160.
Introduction for developing functional piano technique for application to music theory, music reading, harmonization, improvisation, and other practical skills.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUAP 231, MUAP 232, MUSC 132, MUSC 160
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per semester: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 131; Parallel MUSC 166 and 166A.
Continued development of functional piano skills such as sight-reading, harmonization, and improvisation.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per semester: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Music major or minor; parallel MUSC 131, 165 or 165H, 165A, and LIBR 110.
Open to music majors and minors only.
Introduction to the degree programs in music and resources for the study of music at the university level. Historical, social, and stylistic views of music in western and non-western cultures. Significance of music in cultural history, and the understanding of music as aesthetic expression. How to listen to and appreciate the human and cultural values of music.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or permission as informed by diagnostic testing.
MUSC 164H is letter grade only.
Intensive drill in skills (ear training, sight singing, and keyboard) to accompany written concepts.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
MUSC 165
Prereqs:
Permission.
Parallel with MUSC 131, 165A, and 160.
Beginning fundamentals of music. Beginning theory (notation, rhythm, and meter, pitch and melody, harmony and form), overview of historical style periods and musics of other cultures.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 131, MUSC 166, MUSC 166A
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per semester: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
Intensive drill in skills (ear training, sight singing, and keyboard) to accompany MUSC 165.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 166A
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per semester: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by permission.
Parallel: MUSC 131. MUSC 165H is letter grade only.
Fundamentals of music (notation, rhythm and meter, pitch, harmony) and their application to listening, performing, and thinking about music.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
MUSC 166
Prereqs:
Diatonic harmony, introduction to modulation, species counterpoint, introduction to form and analysis (compositional processes and small forms).
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 132, MUSC 166A, MUSC 265, MUSC 265A, MUSC 274
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 165A. Corequisite MUSC 166.
Intensive drill in skills (ear training, sight singing, and keyboard) to accompany MUSC 166.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 265A
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per semester: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
MUSC 168
Beginning Jazz ImprovisationCrosslisted as MUNM 168
Prereqs:
Ability to read standard musical notation.
Jazz improvisation for instrumentalists with or without prior improvisation experience.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per semester: 4
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
The correct pronunciation and diction for singing in Italian and English. Some of the art songs that comprise the standard Italian and English vocal literature.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
The correct pronunciation and diction for singing in German. Some of the art songs that comprise the standard German vocal literature.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
MUSC 265
Prereqs:
Chromatic harmony; continued study of modulation; invention and fugue; continued study of form and analysis (sonata, rondo, and concerto).
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 265A, MUSC 266, MUSC 266A
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 166A. Corequisite MUSC 265.
Intensive drill in skills (ear training, sight singing, and keyboard) to accompany MUSC 265.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 266A
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per semester: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
MUSC 266
Prereqs:
Continued study of chromatic harmony (later nineteenth-century practice) and of form and analysis (Lied, theme and variation). Twentieth-century materials and techniques (new tonal resources, atonality).
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 265A. Corequisite MUSC 266.
Intensive drill in skills (ear training, sight singing, and keyboard) to accompany MUSC 266.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 1
Course Format: Lab 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
MUSC 268
Intermediate Jazz ImprovisationCrosslisted as MUNM 268
Prereqs:
MUSC/MUNM 168.
Jazz improvisation for instrumentalists that builds on the material covered in MUSC/MUNM 168.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
The correct pronunciation and diction for singing in French. Some of the art songs that comprise the standard French vocal literature.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing; MUSC 166 or 166A.
Introduction to conducting, score analysis, score reading, baton technique, traditional patterns and expressive use of gestures.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUED 374, MUSC 441
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
MUSC 277
Art Music in the Western WorldCrosslisted as MUNM 277
Classical music in the Western European high art tradition from Gregorian chant to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
MUSC 280
World MusicCrosslisted as MUNM 280
Introduction to basic ethnomusicological terms and techniques, including the distinction between folk, pop, and art music. The first half of class on traditional folk music of Europe, Africa, and America. The second portion on the art musics of the Near East, India, Indonesia, and China-Japan.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7, 9
Introduction to the basic theory, practice, and procedures involved in recording and producing music in the modern digital audio production suite. Principles of sound, acoustics, and the fundamentals of DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software and hardware (microphones and mixing consoles).
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 383
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Fundamental skills in personal and professional use of technology for music production with a focus on MIDI sequencing and music notation software. Foundation of MIDI technology including keyboard and instrument programming, internet applications with sound and MIDI in multimedia.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 383, MUCP 384
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MUSC 287
The History of Rock MusicCrosslisted as MUNM 287
Survey of the history of rock music including its antecedents in Rhythm & Blues and Country. Two areas: a musical focus on musical characteristics and evolving musical styles, and a consideration of the sociopolitical impact rock music has had on late 20th Century life.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Fundamental principles of the development, construction, and maintenance of the piano. The theory and practice of tuning in equal temperament.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per semester: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Fundamentals of construction and maintenance of brass and woodwind instruments.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per semester: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Open to music majors only.
Music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque. An examination of style and social context from Gregorian chant through the mid-eighteenth century.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 366, MUSC 451
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Prereqs:
MUSC 365 or permission.
Music of the Classic and Romantic eras and the twentieth century. Style and social context from mid-eighteenth century to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
MUSC 370H
Honors: Women Making MusicCrosslisted as MUNM 370H
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by permission.
Popular and art music from the perspective of women.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 283 or permission
Advanced work in audio recording and production with an emphasis on creating dynamic audio mixes for different musical contexts. Extensive work with DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software and audio hardware such as microphones and mixing consoles, as well as foundational experience in using editing/mastering software.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 483
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Investigation of topics in music, and the selection of one topic, for the purpose of preparing a proposal for a research document or undergraduate thesis.
A. BA in Music on the Research Track (1 cr) Lec 1.
B. BM in Music History (1 cr) Lec 1.
E. BM in Music Theory (1 cr) Lec 1.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 483, MUCP 484
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
Investigation of topics in music, and the selection of one topic, for the purpose of preparing a proposal for a research document or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
Investigation of topics in music, and the selection of one topic, for the purpose of preparing a proposal for a research document or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
Investigation of topics in music, and the selection of one topic, for the purpose of preparing a proposal for a research document or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
MUSC 386
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
An encounter with life and music of the luminaries of rock and roll. The social, ethical, stewardship, civic, and religious themes embedded in the music, as well as an analysis of their landmark albums. A. Bob Dylan (3 cr) B. The Beatles (3 cr) E. Paul Simon (3 cr) J. Pink Floyd (3 cr) K. Bruce Springsteen (3 cr).
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 15
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7, 8
Prereqs:
Permission.
Investigation of selected topics in music.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
MUSC 422/822
Keyboard Skills ICrosslisted as MUAP 422/822
Practicum in sight-reading, improvisation, harmonization, and playing by ear.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 1
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
10 hrs applied piano.
The history, materials, and methodologies of piano pedagogy from a perspective of wellness promotion. Special issues pertaining to teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Observation experience and a supervised teaching practicum.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 425
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Issues pertinent to studio piano teaching, including business issues, developing effective strategies for teaching selected musical and technical skills. Observation experience and a supervised teaching practicum.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
MUSC 433/833
Keyboard Skills IICrosslisted as MUAP 433/833
Prereqs:
Permission.
Continuation of MUAP/MUSC 422/822.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 435/835 may only be taken once in a lifetime.
Selected films, composers, scores, and the historical contexts. Historical trends in film and film scoring as well as how those trends are being interpreted by contemporary filmmakers.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 437/837 may only be taken once in a lifetime.
The history of jazz from its musical antecedents in the Nineteenth Century to the birth of modern jazz via Bebop in the 1940s. Important musical artists and trends within the larger context of American history in the Twentieth Century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 438/838 may only be taken once in a lifetime.
The development of modern jazz from the late 1940s to the present. Important artists and trends within the larger context of American history in the Twentieth Century.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 274 and MUAP 232. Keyboard facility recommended.
Skills and philosophical issues for those providing and organizing music for sacred institutions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or equivalent.
Historical and stylistic study of the life and music of one or more important composers and/or performers in the European-American or non-Western musical traditions.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Senior standing and MUSC 366.
MUSC 445 is a capstone course and includes an outcome assessment component for the bachelor of music degree.
Relationship between musical analysis and musical performance. Individual performance project of a suitable composition and a research paper devoted to the work and its performance.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Groups: Music Theory (MUSC)
MUSC 449/849
Prereqs:
Historical and stylistic study of medieval music and its antecedents.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
MUSC 450/850
Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or equivalent.
Life and music of J.S. Bach, with emphasis on the most recent developments in Bach scholarship.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
MUSC 451/851
Prereqs:
MUSC 365 or RELG 150 or JUDS/RELG 205 or CLAS/HIST/RELG 307, or permission.
Historical relationship of music and the church: a survey of the major developments in the history of church music in light of theological presuppositions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
MUSC 452/852
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
History and literature of hymnology (texts and tunes) and their significance for music, church, and society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Counterpoint from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. Analysis of excerpts from the literature and composition of representative musical examples.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Theory (MUSC)
MUSC 457/857
Prereqs:
Overview of recent techniques for the analysis of twentieth-century music. Evaluation of the theories of Schönberg, Forte, Babbitt, Perle, Lewin, Morris, and others. Application of musical examples.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Theory (MUSC)
MUSC 458/858
Prereqs:
Senior standing or MUSC 366.
Literature of the opera from its prehistory and beginnings to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
MUSC 459/859
Prereqs:
Senior or graduate standing or MUSC 366.
Literature of the symphony orchestra from the Baroque era to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
MUSC 460/860
Prereqs:
The formal structure and design in music of the common practice period and the present, smaller structural units, motivic processes, binary and ternary forms, vocal forms, theme and variation, sonata, rondo, concerto, suite, ostinato, and contrapuntal forms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Theory (MUSC)
MUSC 461/861
Prereqs:
Analysis of music within historical and stylistic contexts with the goal of informing score study and preparation for performers, conductors, and music educators. Analysis of music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary eras.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Theory (MUSC)
Max 3 is per each subgroup.
Survey of the pedagogy and the solo, chamber and pedagogical literature of instruments from elementary to advanced levels, for class as well as private instruction. A. Brass/Percussion Instruments (2-3 cr, max 3) D. String Instruments (2-3 cr, max 3) E. Woodwind Instruments (2-3 cr, max 3) I. Violin (2-3 cr, max 3) J. Viola (2-3 cr, max 3) K. Cello (2-3 cr, max 3) L. Double Bass (2-3 cr, max 3) M. Trumpet (2-3 cr, max 3) N. French Horn (2-3 cr, max 3) P. Trombone (2-3 cr, max 3) Q. Euphonium, Tuba (2-3 cr, max 3) R. Flute (2-3 cr, max 3) T. Oboe (2-3 cr, max 3) U. Clarinet (2-3 cr, max 3) V. Bassoon (2-3 cr, max 3) W. Saxophone (2-3 cr, max 3) Y. Percussion (2-3 cr, max 3) Z. Guitar (2-3 cr, max 3)
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
MUSC 465/865
Prereqs:
Theoretical foundation of jazz composition and performance. Ear training and keyboard skills.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 467
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Theory (MUSC)
MUSC 466/866
Prereqs:
MUSC 366 and MUNM 387 or equivalent or permission.
Jazz styles from 1920 to the present, with emphasis on the development of listening skills required to aurally identify improvisors, composer/arrangers and stylistic characteristics within the jazz idiom.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
MUSC 467/867
Prereqs:
Exploration of the uses the elements of music (melody, harmony, rhythm, articulation, dynamics, form, etc.) in consonant and dissonant ways to create expressive, emotional and substantive improvisations. Topics include the role of the ear; free playing; intervalic and melodic construction; tone and chord character; and transcription.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
MUSC 468/868
Acquaints student with musical repertoire and rehearsal technique of the school jazz ensemble, the various methods of jazz improvisation instruction, the musical roles of the rhythm section, and the materials (books, audio, and video recordings, etc.) that are available to the jazz teacher.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
10 hours of applied organ.
Comparison of the most important methods of designing and constructing organs in Europe and America from 1500 to the present.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
The processes of teaching singing, basic physiology, and scientific and acoustical terms. Developing processes to teach breathing, phonation, registration, resonance strategies, and sound concept through discussion and evaluation of practice teaching, and on how to manage a private studio.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
MUSC 471/871
Prereqs:
Junior standing or above or permission.
Development of the art song, emphasizing the European and New World traditions from the eighteenth century to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
MUSC 472/872
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Intensive study of the German, French and American art song literature from the eighteenth century to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
10 hrs organ or equivalent.
Survey of the most important trends in organ literature and pedagogy from medieval times to the present day. The interrelationships between the music and organ design.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
10 hrs organ or equivalent.
Topics will rotate.
Seminar in specific focus areas of organ literature.
A. German Organ Music to 1800 (3 cr)
B. Organ Music of France (3 cr)
E. Organ Music of America (3 cr)
J. Organ Music Since 1950 (3 cr)
K. Historic Organ Technique (3 cr)
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 15
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
MUSC 476/876
Prereqs:
12 hrs undergraduate piano.
Literature for solo piano from the early Baroque through the Twentieth Century, with emphasis on musical styles.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
12 hrs undergraduate piano.
Literature for solo piano. Specific style periods rotate. A. Baroque/Classical (3 cr, max 3) B. Romantic (3 cr, max 3) D. Twentieth Century Reperoire (3 cr, max 3)
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Literature and Pedagogy (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or equivalent.
Historical and stylistic study of the music composed from the last decade of the nineteenth century through World War II.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Successful completion removes the deficiency in undergraduate ear training. Self-directed review of ear training using text/computer software.
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
MUSC 480/880
Prereqs:
Compositional practices of late nineteenth-century European music. Chromatic harmony and devices of tonal and motivic expansion. Analytical concepts of Schenker, Schönberg, and others. Application of music examples.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music Theory (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or equivalent.
Historical and stylistic study of the music composed since World War II.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 483/883 is presented in a seminar format.
Advanced music technology focusing on particular areas of interest such as: MIDI/audio music production; advanced music notation; and software development for audio, multi-media, and/or mobile applications.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Culminating experience in music technology. Proposal and production of project blending music and technology.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or permission.
Forms, styles, composers, and aesthetics of the classic period.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or permission.
Forms, styles, composers, and aesthetics of music of the Renaissance.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Forms, styles, composers, and aesthetics of the Baroque Era.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Forms, styles, composers, and aesthetics of the Romantic Era.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
MUSC 489/889
Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or equivalent.
American music and musical life in its cultivated and vernacular traditions including a consideration of its cultural and social background as well as principal stylistic trends and predominant musical attitudes.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
Prereqs:
Open to candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per semester: 8
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or equivalent.
Pass/No Pass only.
Demonstration of knowledge in music theory and history through completion of the Major Field Test in Music.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Core Curriculum (MUSC)
Prereqs:
MUSC 826 requires observation experience and a supervised teaching practicum. Teaching methods and literature. Identification of musical/interpretive and technical challenges in literature. Development of strategies for sequencing literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MUSC *826
MUSC 827 requires observation experience and a supervised teaching practicum. Teaching piano in group settings. Relational dynamics and curricular issues. Individual research and writing on selected topic of interest serves as a culminating experience for the piano pedagogy course sequence.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
MUSC 830J
Prereqs:
Interconnections between musical and literary composition at a time when practitioners in both areas were profoundly influenced by developments in each others’ fields.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Music as a field of scholarly inquiry, incorporating basic research tools and techniques.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Roles and functions of music among various groups of people. Importance of music in the development of children and young people, specialized meanings of music that distinguish musicians from non-musicians, and a survey of musical cultures from around the world.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Process and product of music composition in educational settings. Notation, sequencing, and digital audio software and hardware. Composing and arranging.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Enrollment will be required as determined by the results of the Graduate Diagnostic Survey in Music History. Review of music history for graduate students including examples from all major style periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Enrollment in one or more MUSC 848 courses will be required as determined by the results of the Graduate Diagnostic Survey in Music Theory.
Review of music theory. Fundamentals, diatonic and/or chromatic harmony, form, and analysis.
A. Review of Theory Diatonicism (1 cr) Introduction to part writing and voice leading.
B. Review of Theory: Chromaticism (1 cr) Chromatic theory.
E. Review of Theory: Form (1 cr) Sonata and fugue.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
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Application of the theories of Heinrich Schenker to the analysis of tonal (common practice period) music.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Basic procedures and tools for music scholarship.
Credit Hours: 1
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Prereqs:
Permission
Twentieth century art and vernacular music in the social and historical contexts of its creation, including issues and repertoires that involve multiculturalism and the relationship between popular and art traditions and genres.
Credit Hours: 3
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Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or permission
Forms, styles, composers, and aesthetics of music of the Renaissance.
Credit Hours: 3
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Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
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MUSC 94/494/894
Prereqs:
Permission.
Supervised practicum and/or field work in an area related to music under the direction of a university staff/faculty member and a cooperating professional in the particular area(s) of interest.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Independent Study, Seminars, or Thesis (MUSC)
MUSC 941
Prereqs:
Permission
Current materials and approaches for the teaching of music fundamentals, harmony counterpoint, ear training, sight singing, form and analysis. Activities.
Credit Hours: 3
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Prereqs:
Permission
MUSC 942 is oriented to students in music including performance, composition, music education, music theory, and music history.
Current materials and approaches for the teaching of music history in the post-secondary academic environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Prereqs:
MUSC 366 or equivalent
Recent developments in church music seen in the light of twentieth-century theological trends. New directions in church music.
Credit Hours: 3
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Lyric diction in English, Italian, ecclesiastical Latin, French, and German.
Credit Hours: 3
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The science of singing. The physiology, functioning, and acoustics of the singing voice. Research in singing and the various applications of scientific concepts. Research in the art of teaching singing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Prereqs:
Permission
Designed for the serious conductor. Analytical and stylistic study of choral literature from the beginning of the respective genre. Major works of the ensemble’s history and important contemporary works.
A. Choral Literature to 1600 (1-4 cr)
B. Choral Literature from 1600 to 1750 (1-4 cr)
D. Choral Literature from 1750 to 1900 (1-4 cr)
E. Choral Literature from 1900 to the present (1-4 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
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Prereqs:
Permission
Designed for the serious conductor. Analytical and stylistic study of orchestral literature from the beginning of the respective genre. Major works of four distinct historical periods.
A. Orchestral Literature to 1800 (1-4 cr)
B. Orchestral Literature from 1800 to 1875 (1-4 cr)
D. Orchestral Literature from 1875 to 1910 (1-4 cr)
E. Orchestral Literature from 1910 to the present (1-4 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
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Prereqs:
Permission
Major works and compositional trends of wind band literature. Insights into historical and cultural influences, composers’ biographies, analysis of form and style, and correlation with other media (orchestra, choral, etc.).
A. 1892-1952 (1-4 cr)
B. 1952-Present (1-4 cr)
D. The Symphony (1-4 cr)
E. Evolution of Wind Ensemble Instrumentation (1-4 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 12
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Problems of interpretation and execution in music literature with emphasis on examination of literary and musical sources bearing on performance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 2
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History of music theory, in the works of major theorists, or in special problems in music theory.
Credit Hours: 1-24
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Interpretative and historical studies in music; intensive study of special topics in the history and literature of music.
Credit Hours: 1-24
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MUSC 988
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the Middle AgesCrosslisted as AHIS 988, ENGL 988, HIST 988, MODL 988
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Middle Ages. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.
Credit Hours: 3
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MUSC 989
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the RenaissanceCrosslisted as AHIS 989, ENGL 989, HIST 989, MODL 989
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Renaissance. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.
Credit Hours: 3
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Required for doctoral students during each semester of residence, the colloquium is a regularly scheduled meeting of faculty and doctoral students for the purpose of sharing ideas and the results of scholarly research.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music History (MUSC)
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
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MUSC 996
Prereqs:
Permission; obtain adviser’s permission to repeat for credit
Individual research projects in musicology, music theory, or music education.
Credit Hours: 1-6
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MUSC 997
May be repeated for credit.
Credit Hours: 3
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Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
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