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MUSIC ACADEMICS (MUS)

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MUS 115 Theory I. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: Ability to read music.

Study of the foundations of musical materials through analysis, writing, sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard skills. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 117 Theory II. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 115.

Study of the melodic and harmonic materials of the 18th and early 19th centuries through analysis, writing, sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard skills. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 121 Introduction to Listening. 3 hours.

Credit earned in this course may not be applied to a major program in the School of Music. The course presupposes no musical training on the student’s part. Emphasis is on what to listen for in music.

MUS 115 Theory I. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: Ability to read music.

Study of the foundations of musical materials through analysis, writing, sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard skills. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 117 Theory II. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 115.

Study of the melodic and harmonic materials of the 18th and early 19th centuries through analysis, writing, sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard skills. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 121 Introduction to Listening. 3 hours.

Credit earned in this course may not be applied to a major program in the School of Music. The course presupposes no musical training on the student’s part. Emphasis is on what to listen for in music.

MUS 161 Oboe Reedmaking. 1 hour.
Corequisite: Studio oboe for credit.

Independent laboratory instruction in oboe reedmaking. Up to four semesters of MUS 161 may be counted toward the degree.

MUS 180 Introduction to Music Therapy. 2 hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: MUS 115.

Study of music as a human behavior and of music’s use with the handicapped and those suffering from behavioral disorders.

MUS 182 Observation and Orientation to Music Therapy. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 180.

Study of the functions of the music therapist with emphasis on the use of music in a therapeutic environment.

MUS 215 Theory III. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 117.

Study of musical materials and forms from the early to mid-19th century. Analysis, writing, sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard skills appropriate to the musical materials studied. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 217 Theory IV. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 215.

Study of musical materials and forms from the mid- to late 19th century. Analysis, writing, sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard skills appropriate to the musical materials studied. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 219 Composition I. 2 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 117 and permission of the instructor.

Basic techniques of musical composition.

MUS 220 Composition II. 2 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 219 and permission of the instructor.

A continuation of Composition I. Basic techniques of musical composition.

MUS 228 Functional Jazz Piano and Jazz Theory I. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: MUS 217 or permission of instructor.

Introduction to theoretic principles of jazz and application on the piano, including definition and applications of chords and scales, progressions, chord substitution principles. Offered in the fall semesters of even-numbered years.

MUS 229 Functional Jazz Piano and Jazz Theory II. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: MUS 228 or permission of instructor.

Continuation of MUS 228. Focus on modes, synthetic scales, altered extensions, and other extended techniques of the jazz idiom. Offered in the spring semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 230 Improvisation I. 1 hour.
Prerequisites: MUS 228 or permission of the instructor.

Theoretical and applied study of the tonal and rhythmic elements used in developing improvisational skills in jazz, rock, and pop media. Offered in the fall semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 231 Improvisation II. 1 hour.
Prerequisites: MUS 229 and MUS 230.

Continuation of MUS 230. Designed to develop advanced improvisational skills in the jazz idiom. Offered in the spring semesters of even-numbered years.

MUS 240 Piano Pedagogy. 2 hours.
Corequisite: MUA 371.

Study of teaching principles, methods, and materials; includes microteaching and observation. Offered in alternate spring semesters.

MUS 241 Organ Pedagogy. 2 hours.
Corequisite: MUA 372.

Presentation of the materials and methods for teaching beginners and students in the early grades of organ; includes practical teaching experience. Offered in the fall semester of odd-numbered years.

MUS 244 String Pedagogy. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: 4 hours of advanced string instruction.

Materials and methods for teaching string players in the early grades (both studio and class instruction). Offered according to demand.

MUS 250 Music in World Cultures. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 115.

Study of music in non-Western traditions (Africa, India, Japan, Indonesia, etc.).

MUS 251 Music History I. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 117 and MUS 250.

History of music from the ancient Greeks through the end of the 17th century, with emphasis on critical analysis of musical, historical, and cultural contexts. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 252 Music History II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 251.

History of music in the 18th and early 19th centuries, with emphasis on critical analysis of musical, historical, and cultural contexts. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 254 Diction for Singers I. 3 hours.
Corequisite: Sophomore or higher standing.

Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet; study and practice of Italian and English diction. Offered in alternate years.

MUS 255 Diction for Singers II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 254.

Study and practice of German and French diction. Offered in alternate years.

MUS 280 Repertoire and Skill Proficiency in Music. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: MUA 220 or demonstrated functional guitar skills.

The course emphasizes command of the wealth of folk, popular, and recreational music of the main segments of American culture, as well as polished singing and accompanying skills needed for competent performance.

MUS 281 Music Recreation Techniques. 2 hours.

Repeatable two times.

MUS 282 Music Therapy Practicum. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: MUA 220.

MUS 300 Introduction to Music Theory Research. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

An introduction to scholarly research for students who plan academic careers as musical theorists.

MUS 303 Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 117.

Practical study, through analysis and composition, of vocal polyphony as developed in the 16th century. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 304 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 215.

The 18th-century style of counterpoint as developed by Bach. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 307 Form and Analysis. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 217.

Complete survey of the forms of composition, beginning with phrase and period and covering large forms such as rondo, sonata, concerto, and fugue. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 310 Arranging. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 117 or permission of the instructor.

Basic jazz arranging techniques for small ensembles. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 312 Intermediate Arranging. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 310.

Continuation of MUS 310 (Arranging). Emphasis on writing for the big band and mixed media instrumentation, focusing on extended arranging techniques. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 315 Management of Music Activities. 2 hours.

Practical consideration of all aspects of concert production and administration for musicians and music business people.

MUS 316 Careers in Music. 2 hours.

Exploration of careers in concert and commercial music for musicians and others. Offered spring semester.

MUS 319 Composition III. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 220 and permission of the instructor.

Projects in musical composition.

MUS 320 Composition IV. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 319 and permission of the instructor.

Projects in musical composition.

MUS 323 Music History III. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 252.

History of music in the 19th and 20th centuries, with emphasis on critical analysis of musical, historical, and cultural contexts. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 325 Orchestration I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 215.

Basic instrumentation and writing for ensembles and orchestra. Offered in the fall semester of even-numbered years.

MUS 327 Studies in Special Literature. 3 hours.

Thorough study of topics not included in the curriculum. Offered according to demand.

MUS 331 Symposium. 3 hours.

MUS 333 Service Playing I. 1 hour.

MUS 334 Service Playing II. 1 hour.

MUS 335 Piano Accompanying Class. 2 hours.
Corequisite: MUA 371 or permission of the instructor.

Survey of accompanying techniques and of the standard repertoire in the vocal, string, and wind areas. Experience is gained through assigned projects and/or assigned studio accompanying. Offered in the spring semester of even-numbered years.

MUS 340 Introduction to Recording Techniques. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Exploration of the basics of the art of sound recording. Emphasis on the mixing console, microphone placement, effects, recording basic tracks, and mixdown.

MUS 351 Fundamentals of Conducting. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

Introduction to the basic techniques of conducting with emphasis on the understanding and control of music materials. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 365 Legal Issues in the Arts. 3 hours.

This course will explore a broad range of legal topics pertinent to the arts, including: copyright, trademark, contracts, management of employees, union issues, advertising and 501 (c)(3) non-profit status.

MUS 380 Introduction to the Psychology of Music. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 217, overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and grades of “C-” or above in all previous music therapy courses.
Corequisite: Applied study at the 300 level.

Basic study of acoustics, the ear and hearing, and the psychosociophysiological processes involved in musical behavior.

MUS 382 Music Therapy Practicum. 1 hour.
Corequisite: MUS 380.

Supervised music therapy experience in local facilities.

MUS 401 Film Scoring I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 312.

A study of the art of scoring music for films. Emphasis will be placed on the short jingle and the technical aspects of film scoring. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 402 Film Scoring II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 401.

Continuation of MUS 401. Emphasis will be placed on writing the extended film score by analysis of psychological impact, orchestrational techniques, etc. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 403 Advanced Counterpoint. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 304 or permission of the instructor.

The writing of fugue, variation, ground-bass, and canon. Offered in the fall semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 405 Studio Techniques in Arranging and Orchestration. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 312 or permission of instructor.

Continued development of arranging and orchestrating techniques in both jazz and commercial settings, with an emphasis on the studio orchestra, MIDI instrumentation, and vocal groups.

MUS 406 Keyboard Techniques. 2 hours.
Corequisite: MUA 371 or permission of the instructor.

Applied survey of figured bass, choral open-score reading, transposition, and harmonization. Offered in the fall semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 411 Techniques of Electronic Music. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 217 or permission of the instructor.

Fundamental concepts in the electronic medium and classical techniques in analog studio work. Offered in the fall semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 412 Digital Synthesis of Electronic Music. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 411.

Instruction in the design and utilization of sound-generating computer programs. Offered in the fall semester of even-numbered years.

MUS 414 Techniques of Electronic Music II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 411 or permission of the instructor.

Utilization of digital synthesizers and advanced studio techniques. Offered in the spring semesters of even-numbered years.

MUS 418 Schenkerian Analysis. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 307 or permission of the instructor.

Study of pitch structure in tonal compositions as revealed by Heinrich Schenker and his followers. Offered in the fall semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 419 Composition V. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 320, MUS 326, and permission of the instructor.

MUS 420 Composition VI. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 419 and permission of the instructor.

MUS 426 Analysis of 20th-Century Music. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 304, MUS 307, or permission of instructor.

Survey of a variety of technical approaches to composition in the 20th century and such organizing techniques as harmony, voice leading, textural design, form, and orchestration. Offered in the fall semesters.

MUS 427 Studies in Special Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Thorough study of topics not included in the curriculum. Offered according to demand.

MUS 429 Proseminar in Chamber Music History and Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 307.

Lecture and class reports analyzing selected chamber music masterworks from the 17th to 20th centuries.

MUS 431 Organ Design. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

Analysis of the major aspects of organ design in contemporary America. Offered in the fall semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 432 European Organ Design. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 431 or permission of the instructor.

Study of the development of the organ in Europe. Offered in the spring semesters of even-numbered years.

MUS 433 Proseminar in Symphonic Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 307.

Lecture and class reports analyzing selected masterworks from the symphony, symphonic poem, and concert overture repertoire.

MUS 435 Proseminar in Baroque Music. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 217, MUS 251, MUS 252, MUS 323, and MUS 307.

An intensive study of the music, composers, style characteristics, theoretical and aesthetic principles, and performance practices associated with the music of the Baroque period (1600–1750) via reading, listening, and musical analysis. Offered in the fall semesters of even-numbered years.

MUS 444 Vocal Pedagogy. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Experience as a voice student or permission of the instructor.

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and materials essential to effective teaching of the singing voice. Offered in alternate years.

MUS 447 Teaching Choral Music in Public Schools. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: BEP 305 and admission to the teacher education program.

The scope, organization, and administration of choral programs in public schools. Includes analysis of teaching techniques and materials appropriate to specific levels of development. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 448 Teaching Instrumental Music in Public Schools. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: BEP 305 and admission to the teacher education program.

Problems encountered in the development of instrumental programs in public schools; analysis of beginning method books for heterogeneous and homogeneous groups; and development of a course of study to guide the new teacher. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 461 The History and Literature of Jazz. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 117 or permission of the instructor.

History of the development of jazz to the present, from its African roots to its American florescence. Particular attention is paid to early styles and forms.

MUS 471 Literature of the Piano I. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Keyboard major or permission of the instructor.

Survey of the important solo repertoire from Bach through Schubert. Examination of the development of keyboard technique from the time of the harpsichord through the time of the early piano. Offered in the fall semesters of even-numbered years.

MUS 472 Literature of the Piano II. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Keyboard major or permission of the instructor.

Survey of the important solo repertoire from the early Romantic era through the present. Examination of the development of piano technique from Chopin and Liszt through Cage and Crumb. Offered in the spring semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 473 String Literature. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: String major or permission of the instructor.

Study of the standard repertoire for bowed instruments, from the Baroque period to the present.

MUS 474 Song Literature I. 3 hours.

Survey of the performance criteria and historical significance of the solo song literature of the United States, the British Isles, Germany, Austria, France, and Italy. Performance and class participation are required. Offered in alternate years.

MUS 475 Song Literature II. 3 hours.
Continuation of MUS 474. Offered in alternate years.MUS 426 Analysis of 20th-Century Music. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 304, MUS 307, or permission of instructor.

Survey of a variety of technical approaches to composition in the 20th century and such organizing techniques as harmony, voice leading, textural design, form, and orchestration. Offered in the fall semesters.

MUS 427 Studies in Special Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Thorough study of topics not included in the curriculum. Offered according to demand.

MUS 429 Proseminar in Chamber Music History and Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 307.

Lecture and class reports analyzing selected chamber music masterworks from the 17th to 20th centuries.

MUS 431 Organ Design. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

Analysis of the major aspects of organ design in contemporary America. Offered in the fall semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 432 European Organ Design. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 431 or permission of the instructor.

Study of the development of the organ in Europe. Offered in the spring semesters of even-numbered years.

MUS 433 Proseminar in Symphonic Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 307.

Lecture and class reports analyzing selected masterworks from the symphony, symphonic poem, and concert overture repertoire.

MUS 435 Proseminar in Baroque Music. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 217, MUS 251, MUS 252, MUS 323, and MUS 307.

An intensive study of the music, composers, style characteristics, theoretical and aesthetic principles, and performance practices associated with the music of the Baroque period (1600–1750) via reading, listening, and musical analysis. Offered in the fall semesters of even-numbered years.

MUS 444 Vocal Pedagogy. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Experience as a voice student or permission of the instructor.

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and materials essential to effective teaching of the singing voice. Offered in alternate years.

MUS 447 Teaching Choral Music in Public Schools. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: BEP 305 and admission to the teacher education program.

The scope, organization, and administration of choral programs in public schools. Includes analysis of teaching techniques and materials appropriate to specific levels of development. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 448 Teaching Instrumental Music in Public Schools. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: BEP 305 and admission to the teacher education program.

Problems encountered in the development of instrumental programs in public schools; analysis of beginning method books for heterogeneous and homogeneous groups; and development of a course of study to guide the new teacher. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 461 The History and Literature of Jazz. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 117 or permission of the instructor.

History of the development of jazz to the present, from its African roots to its American florescence. Particular attention is paid to early styles and forms.

MUS 471 Literature of the Piano I. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Keyboard major or permission of the instructor.

Survey of the important solo repertoire from Bach through Schubert. Examination of the development of keyboard technique from the time of the harpsichord through the time of the early piano. Offered in the fall semesters of even-numbered years.

MUS 472 Literature of the Piano II. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Keyboard major or permission of the instructor.

Survey of the important solo repertoire from the early Romantic era through the present. Examination of the development of piano technique from Chopin and Liszt through Cage and Crumb. Offered in the spring semesters of odd-numbered years.

MUS 473 String Literature. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: String major or permission of the instructor.

Study of the standard repertoire for bowed instruments, from the Baroque period to the present.

MUS 474 Song Literature I. 3 hours.

Survey of the performance criteria and historical significance of the solo song literature of the United States, the British Isles, Germany, Austria, France, and Italy. Performance and class participation are required. Offered in alternate years.

MUS 475 Song Literature II. 3 hours.
Continuation of MUS 474. Offered in alternate years.

MUS 477 Organ Literature I. 2 hours.
Corequisite: MUA 372 or permission of the instructor.

Survey of organ literature and performance practice. Student reports and/or performances are required. Offered in fall of even numbered years.

MUS 478 Organ Literature II. 2 hours.
Corequisite: MUA 372 or permission of the instructor.

Continuation of MUS 477. Offered in spring of odd numbered years.

MUS 480 Music in Therapy: Psychiatric Disturbances of Adults and Children. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MUS 281 and MUA 299.

Study of diagnostic categories, standard clinical techniques, and applications in music therapy.

MUS 481 Music in Therapy: Age-Related and Substance Abuse Problems. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 480.

Study of etiology, literature, and uses of music in treatment.

MUS 482 Music in Therapy: Developmental and Medical Problems. 3 hours.

MUS 487 Seminar in Professional Practice. 2 hours.
Prerequisite: MUS 380.

Study of clinical administration, supervision, ethics, and professional behavior.

MUS 488 Music Therapy Comprehensive Examination. No credit.

MUS 489 Music Therapy Internship. 6 hours.
Prerequisite: Completion of all required music therapy courses.

MUS 490 Raising Money: Development in Arts Administration. 2 hours.

Theories and techniques of securing funds for nonprofit organizations, including donor cultivation and grant preparation. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS 492 Choral Conducting. 2 hours.

Continuation of MUS 351 with emphasis on the problem of the choral ensemble. A study of rehearsal technique, vocal problems, diction, score analysis, style, and choral literature. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 494 Band Conducting. 2 hours.

Continuation of MUS 351 with emphasis on the problem of the wind ensemble. A study of baton technique, score reading, rehearsal procedure, and band literature. Offered in the spring semester.

MUS 497 Senior Project. 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Required of all BA students in music (music and music administration): A substantial paper on a topic approved by the faculty advisor and completed in consultation with the advisor and examined by a faculty committee. In administration: a supervised practicum arranged through the advisor.

MUS 498 Independent Research in Music.


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