Music – General

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Title/Credits
Description
MUS099Fundamentals of Music (3)Open to non-Music majors. An introduction to the fundamentals of music: clefs, scales, meters, and rhythms. Includes sight-singing, piano, ear training, and music terminology. (Does not count toward any of the Bachelor of Music degree requirements.)
MUS104Freshman Orientation in Music (3)Required of all music majors. This course is designed to facilitate the transition to University life and provide the necessary academic and social foundation for students to successfully complete their pre-professional experiences. Course taken in lieu of UNV 101.
MUS112Music Theory I (3)Prerequisite: Placement by Music Theory Placement Examination or successful completion of MUS 099. Review of music fundamentals, including fundamentals of tonality. Introduction to harmonic and melodic analysis and part writing with emphasis on music of the common practice period, up to and including triads in all inversions. Laboratory required.
MUS113Aural Skills I (1)Prerequisite: MUS 099 or satisfactory completion of Music Theory Placement Examination. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUC 110, MUS 112. This course provides a practical application of materials studied in MUS 112 and drill in sight singing, aural perception, and the use of musical notation.
MUS114Music Theory II (3)Prerequisite: MUS 112. Continuation of harmonic and melodic analysis and writing, including seventh and secondary chords; modulation; introduction to two-part writing (homophonic and polyphonic), and simple forms (binary and ternary). Laboratory required.
MUS115Aural Skills II (1)Prerequisite: MUS 113. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUC 111, MUS 114. A continuation of MUS 113. This course provides a practical application of the materials studied in MUS 114, and drill in sight singing and aural perception with emphasis on melodic and harmonic dictation.
MUS130Introduction to Music (3)Open to non-Music majors. An introduction to the basic elements of music, its styles, and cultural history (including western art music, non-western music, jazz, and popular music).
MUS207Jazz Arranging and Composition I (2)Prerequisite: MUS 114. Individual or class instruction in composition and arranging in both traditional and contemporary music idioms for small and large ensembles.
MUS208Jazz Arranging and Composition II (2)Prerequisite: MUS 207. A continuation of MUS 207.
MUS212Music Theory III (3)Prerequisite: MUS 114. Culmination of harmonic and melodic analysis and writing of the common practice period, including chromatic harmony and modulations; introduction to polyphonic analysis and writing, variations form, fugue, and related forms. Laboratory required.
MUS213Aural Skills III (1)Prerequisite: MUS 115. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUC 210, MUS 122. A continuation of MUS 115. This course provides a practical application of the materials studied in MUS 212 with emphasis on keyboard skills.
MUS214Music Theory IV (3)Prerequisite: MUS 212. Advanced harmonic analysis and writing of the late nineteenth century, including higher tension and non-tertiary chords. Analysis of tonal forms including sonata and rondo forms. Instrumental and vocal writing. Laboratory required.
MUS215Aural Skills IV (1)Prerequisite: MUS 213. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUC 211, MUS 215. A continuation of MUS 213. This course provides a practical application of the materials studied in MUS 214.
MUS236Phonetics and Diction (1)Prerequisite: MUA 262 or 282. A study of English, German, Italian, and French diction in vocal music with the utilization of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
MUS321Survey of Music History I (3)Prerequisite: MUS 212. A survey of the development of Western music from antiquity through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
MUS322Survey of Music History II (3)Prerequisite: MUS 321. A survey of the development of Western music from the Classical period to the present time.
MUS323/
AAS323
African-American Music (3)Open to non-Music majors. A study of the development of African-American music, including spirituals, blues, jazz, symphonic literature, and miscellaneous songs.
MUS325/
AAS325
Jazz History and Literature (3)Open to non-Music majors. A survey of jazz, including its origins, major performers, and composers. All idioms and styles are studied using selected readings and recordings.
MUS333Music of Africa and Asia (3)Prerequisites: ENG 102 and IGS 200, or consent of instructor. African and Asian Music, its societal context, instruments, ensembles, vocal traditions, and dramatic/ritual use. Societies include Central African Republic, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, and Senegal.
MUS334Lyric Diction I—English and Italian (1)Prerequisite: MUS 236. A study of the principles and application of English and Italian diction in singing through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), spoken language drill, and recitation of representative arias and song literature. This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement of the Liberal Studies General Core Requirements.
MUS335Lyric Diction II—French and German (1)Prerequisite: MUS 334. A study of the principles and application of French and German diction in singing through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), spoken language drill, and recitation of representative arias and song literature. This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement of the Liberal Studies General Core Requirements.
MUS350Accompanying (2)Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor. A study of the fundamentals and techniques of piano accompaniment. Includes assigned performances.
MUS352Conducting I (1)Prerequisite: MUA 262. A study of the fundamental principles and techniques of conducting.
MUS353Conducting II: Choral (2)Prerequisite: MUS 352. A study of advanced conducting techniques through performance and analysis of literature for the choral ensemble.
MUS354Conducting II: Instrumental (2)Prerequisite: MUS 352. A study of advanced conducting techniques through performance and analysis of literature for the large instrumental ensemble.
MUS403Instrumental and Vocal Arranging (2)Prerequisite: MUS 214. A study of instrumentation and arranging techniques for instrumental and vocal ensembles.
MUS424Twentieth Century Music (2)Prerequisite: MUS 322. A study of major composers, styles, techniques, and literature of twentieth-century music.
MUS426Music Literature I: Medieval-Baroque (3)Prerequisite: MUS 322. A survey of the style characteristics of representative musical works from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
MUS427Music Literature II: Classic and Romantic (3)Prerequisite: MUS 426. A continuation of MUS 426. A survey of the style characteristics of representative musical works from the Classic and Romantic periods.
MUS428Keyboard Literature (3)Prerequisite: MUS 322. An analytical and historical study of representative keyboard literature from the pre Baroque to the present time.
MUS429Vocal Literature (3)Prerequisite: MUS 322. An analytical and historical study of representative vocal works from the sixteenth century to the present time.
MUS430Instrumental Literature (3)Prerequisite: MUS 322. An analytical and historical representative instrumental works.

Music – Applied Lessons

No.
Title/Credits
Description
MUA105Music Composition I/Lab (2)Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Private instruction in the elements of composition. One-hour composition lesson each week. Includes compositional projects in various genres. Laboratory required.
MUA106Music Composition II/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 105. A continuation of MUA 105. Laboratory required.
MUA121Minor Applied I (0.5)Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. One half-hour private lesson each week in primary or secondary performance areas.
MUA122Minor Applied II (0.5)Prerequisite: MUA121. A continuation of MUA 121.
MUA161Major Applied I/Lab (1)Prerequisite: audition required. For B.A. Mus. and B.M. music education majors. Private instruction in voice, piano, organ, woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments in the principal area of study. One-hour lesson each week. Laboratory required.
MUA162Major Applied II/Lab (1)Prerequisite: MUA 161. For B.A. Mus. and B.M. music education majors. A continuation of MUA 161. Laboratory required.
MUA181Performance Major Applied I/Lab (2)Prerequisite: audition required. For B.M. music performance majors. Private instruction in voice, piano, organ, woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments in the principal area of study. One-hour lesson each week. Laboratory required.
MUA182Performance Major Applied II/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 181. For B.M. music performance majors. A continuation of MUA 181. Laboratory required.
MUA205Music Composition III/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 106. A continuation of MUA 106. Laboratory required.
MUA206Music Composition IV/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 205 A continuation of MUA 205. Laboratory required.
MUA221Minor Applied III (0.5)Prerequisite: MUA 122. A continuation of MUA 122.
MUA222Minor Applied IV (0.5)Prerequisite: MUA 221. A continuation of MUA 221.
MUA261Major Applied III/Lab (1)Prerequisite: MUA 162. For B.A. Mus. and B.M. music education majors. A continuation of MUA 162. Laboratory required.
MUA262Major Applied IV/Lab (1)Prerequisite: MUA 261. For B.A. Mus. and B.M. music education majors. A continuation of MUA 261. Laboratory required. Must pass the Sophomore Applied Music Proficiency Examination to successfully complete this course.
MUA281Performance Major Applied III/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 182. For B.M. music performance majors. A continuation of MUA 182. Laboratory required.
MUA282Performance Major Applied IV/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 281. For B.M. music performance majors. A continuation of MUA 281. Laboratory required. Must pass the Sophomore Applied Music Proficiency Examination to successfully complete this course.
MUA305Music Composition V/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 206. A continuation of MUA 206. Laboratory required.
MUA306Music Composition VI/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 305 A continuation of MUA 305. Laboratory required.
MUA321Minor Applied V (0.5)Prerequisite: MUA 222. A continuation of MUA 222.
MUA322Minor Applied VI. (0.5)Prerequisite: MUA 321. A continuation of MUA 321.
MUA361Major Applied V/Lab (1)Prerequisite: MUA 262. For B.A. Mus. and B.M. music education majors. A continuation of MUA 262. Laboratory required.
MUA362Major Applied VI/Lab (1)Prerequisite: MUA 361. For B.A. Mus. and B.M. music education majors. A continuation of MUA 361. Laboratory required.
MUA381Performance Major Applied V/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 282. For B.M. music performance majors. A continuation of MUA 282. Laboratory required.
MUA382Performance Major Applied VI/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 381. For B.M. music performance majors. A continuation of MUA 381. Laboratory required. Junior recital performance required to successfully complete this course.
MUA405Music Composition VII/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 306. A continuation of MUA 306. Laboratory required.
MUA406Music Composition VIII/Lab (2)Prerequisite: MUA 405 A continuation of MUA 405. Laboratory required.
MUA421Minor Applied VII (0.5)Prerequisite: MUA 322. A continuation of MUA 322.
MUA422Minor Applied VIII (0.5)Prerequisite: MUA 421. A continuation of MUA 421.
MUA461Major Applied VII/Lab (1)Prerequisite: MUA 362. For B.A. Mus. and B.M. music education majors. A continuation of MUA 362. Laboratory required. Senior recital performance required to successfully complete this course.
MUA481Performance Major Applied VII/Lab (3)Prerequisite: MUA 382. For B.M. music performance majors. A continuation of MUA 382 with advanced standards for literature and performance. Laboratory required.
MUA482Performance Major Applied VIII/Lab (4)Prerequisite: MUA 481. For B.M. music performance majors. A continuation of MUA 481 with advanced standards for literature and performance. Laboratory required. Senior recital performance required to successfully complete this course.

Music – Class Instruction

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Title/Credits
Description
MUC101Woodwind Class for Non-Majors (1)Co-requisite: MUP 381, MUP 382, MUP 383 or MUP 384. Course required for freshman non-major woodwind instrumentalists (piccolo, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone) participating in a large university instrumental ensemble. Group instruction with emphasis in instrumental performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.
MUC103Upper Brass Class for Non-Majors (1)Co-requisite: MUP 381, MUP 382, MUP 383, or MUP 384. Course required for freshman non-major upper brass instrumentalists (trumpet, cornet, French horn) participating in a large university instrumental ensemble. Group instruction with emphasis in instrumental performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.
MUC104Low Brass Class for Non-Majors (1)Co-requisite: MUP 381, MUP 382, MUP 383, or MUP 384. Course required for freshman non-major low brass instrumentalists (trombone, euphonium, tuba) participating in a large university instrumental ensemble. Group instruction with emphasis in instrumental performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.
MUC107Percussion Class for Non-Majors (1)Co-requisite: MUP 381, MUP 382, MUP 383, or MUP 384. Course required for freshman non-major percussion instrumentalists participating in a large university instrumental ensemble. Group instruction with emphasis in instrumental performance techniques. May be repeated once for credit.
MUC110Class Piano I (1)Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Music Theory Placement Examination and Piano Placement Examination. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUS 112, MUS 113. A study of the fundamentals of piano playing.
MUC111Class Piano II (1)Prerequisite: MUC 110 or placement by Piano Placement Examination. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUS 114, MU 115. A continuation of MUC 110.
MUC209Jazz Improvisation (2)Open to non-music majors. Class instruction in the development of individual jazz improvisational technique. May be repeated three times for credit.
MUC210Class Piano III (1)Prerequisite: MUC 111. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUS 212, MUS 213. A continuation of MUC 111.
MUC211Class Piano IV (1)Prerequisite: MUC 210. Prerequisite or concurrent: MUS 214, MUS 215. A continuation of MUC 210.
MUC250Jazz Piano (1)Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A study of jazz piano techniques utilized in accompanying and improvising jazz. Basic knowledge of music theory required.
MUC341String Instruments Class (1)Prerequisite: MUA 262 or 282. Class instruction in performance fundamentals of orchestral string instruments.
MUC342Voice Class (1)Prerequisite: MUA 262 or 282. Class instruction in vocal performance fundamentals.
MUC343Woodwind Instruments Class (1)Prerequisite: MUA 262 or 282. Class instruction in performance fundamentals of woodwind instruments of the band and orchestra.
MUC345Brass Instruments Class (1)Prerequisite: MUA 262 or 282. Class instruction in performance fundamentals of brass instruments of the band and orchestra.
MUC347Percussion Instruments Class (1)Prerequisite: MUA 262 or 282. Class instruction in performance fundamentals of percussion instruments of the band and orchestra.
MUC349Piano Pedagogy (1)Prerequisite: MUA 262 or 282. A study of the fundamentals and techniques of teaching piano in groups and to individual students of all ages.

Music – Music Education

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Title/Credits
Description
MUE203Technology in the Music Education Classroom (3)Prerequisite: Music Education specialization or consent of instructor. Development of competencies for implementing current and emerging instructional technologies in the music education classroom, grades P-12. Course taken in lieu of EDU 203. Successful completion required for admission to the Teacher Education Program.
MUE310Keyboard Skills I (2)Prerequisite: Music Education Specialization and MUC 211 or passing score on the Piano Placement Examination. Instruction in piano designed to prepare the student for effective elementary and secondary level classroom teaching. One half hour private lesson per week and one hour class laboratory per week.
MUE311Keyboard Skills II (2)Prerequisite: Music Education Specialization and MUE 310. A continuation of MUE 310. Advanced study and preparation of choral accompaniments. Successful completion of the course requires a passing score on the Piano Proficiency Exam. One half-hour private lesson per week and one hour class laboratory per week.
MUE331Fundamentals and Methods for the Elementary School Music Teacher (3)Prerequisite: Music Education Specialization, or consent of instructor, or MUC 211. A study of school organization and administration, methods, materials, and philosophies of teaching music and the design, administering, and interpretation of assessment measures in music in grades K- 5. Laboratory required; field work required.
MUE332Fundamentals and Methods for the Secondary School Music Teacher (3)Prerequisite: Music Education Specialization, or consent of instructor, or MUE 331. A study of school organization and administration, methods, materials, and philosophies of teaching music, and the design, administering, and interpretation of assessment measures in music in the secondary school. Laboratory required; field work required.
MUE333Fundamentals of Music for Early Elementary Teachers (3)Open to non-Music majors. A course designed to meet the needs of early elementary teachers (K-4), emphasizing singing, listening, creative activities, use of Orff instruments, and basic keyboard skills. Laboratory required; field work required.
MUE348Marching Band Techniques (1)Prerequisite: Music Education Specialization and MUA 262. A study of contemporary marching band techniques, styles, and trends with emphasis on drill writing and arranging for the marching band.
MUE435Vocal Methods and Literature (2)Prerequisite: Music Education Specialization and MUE 332. A study of the methods, materials, literature, and techniques of teaching choral/vocal music at the elementary and secondary levels. Laboratory required; field work required.
MUE437Instrumental Methods and Literature (2)Prerequisite: Music Education Specialization and MUE 332. A study of the methods, materials, literature, and techniques of teaching instrumental music at the elementary and secondary levels. Laboratory required; field work required.

Music – Music Industry

No.
Title/Credits
Description
MUI201Survey of the Music Industry I (3)Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A survey of the history and practices of the music industry. Students are introduced to careers and career planning, qualifications and credentials, and trade associations and unions in the music industry.
MUI202Survey of the Music Industry II (3)Prerequisite: MUI 201. A continuation of MUI 201. A survey of the structures, economics, and operations of the recording industry; music publishing and distribution systems; intellectual property; and issues related to live music performance.
MUI301Music Technology Applications (3)Prerequisite: MUI 202. Practical applications of computer-based music notation and sequencing, music synthesis, digital editing, and sound design.
MUI302Music Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing (3)Prerequisite: MUI 202. A study of the music publishing and recording industry with emphasis on copyright and related issues through an examination of copyright law, contracts, licensing, catalog development, and foreign publishing.
MUI401Music and Entertainment Industry Marketplace (3)Prerequisite: MUI 302. A study of the marketing and promotion strategies of major and independent record labels, music publishers, terrestrial and satellite radio and television, and the Internet.
MUI402Artist Representation, Promotion, and Concert Tour Production (3)Prerequisite: MUI 401. A study of the methods and practices of artist representation, promotion, and concert tour production.

Music – Music Ensembles

No.
Title/Credits
Description
MUP311Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop (1)Open to auditioned vocal students. A performing group concentrating on the study and performance of operatic and musical theatre literature. May be repeated for credit.
MUP355Jazz Ensemble (1)Open to auditioned instrumental and vocal students. An ensemble designed to allow students an opportunity to perform music in the jazz idiom. May be repeated for credit.
MUP357Vocal Commercial Music Ensemble (1)Open to auditioned vocal and instrumental students. An introduction to essential skills for the vocal commercial musician. May be repeated for credit.
MUP358Instrumental Commercial Music Ensemble (1)Open to auditioned instrumental and vocal students. An introduction to essential skills for the instrumental commercial musician. May be repeated for credit.
MUP375Gospel Ensemble (1)Open to all students. A performing ensemble concentrating on traditional and contemporary gospel literature. May be repeated for credit.
MUP381Marching Band (1)Open to all students through audition. A performing ensemble engaged in the preparation for and performance at University functions, including athletic events. May be repeated for credit.
MUP382Symphonic Band (1)Open to all students through audition. A performing ensemble designed primarily for the general student desiring continuation of instrumental music experience. May be repeated for credit.
MUP383Small Vocal Ensemble (1)Open to auditioned vocal students. A mixed ensemble organized for the performance of chamber and special literature, including madrigals and motets. May be repeated for credit.
MUP384Pep Band (1)Open to all students through audition. A small performing ensemble engaged in the preparation for and performance at University functions, including athletic events. May be repeated for credit.
MUP385Wind Ensemble (1)Open to auditioned instrumental students. A select instrumental ensemble engaged in performance of literature in the wind repertoire. May be repeated for credit.
MUP386Concert Choir (1)Open to auditioned vocal students. A mixed performing ensemble organized for the study of sacred and secular choral literature. May be repeated for credit.
MUP387Instrumental Chamber Music– Woodwinds (1)Open to auditioned woodwind students. A study through performance of representative chamber literature for woodwind instruments. May be repeated for credit.
MUP388Instrumental Chamber Music– Brass (1)Open to auditioned brass students. A study through performance of representative chamber literature for brass ensemble. May be repeated for credit.
MUP389Instrumental Chamber Music– Percussion (1)Open to auditioned percussion students. A study through performance of representative chamber literature for percussion ensemble. May be repeated for credit.
MUP390Instrumental Chamber Music– Piano (1)Study and performance of music for piano in varied ensemble combinations. May be repeated for credit.

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