MUSIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MUSC  060  PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION 1 cr
 IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA
This course is intended for students accepted as probationary music majors. Students allowed to enroll have demonstrated potential in their performing medium, but need to review the basics of playing their instrument and/or need work in some performance skills to catch up to the level of a first term music major. This course counts toward the term credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not be included in the credit count toward graduation. This course is not repeatable. At the conclusion of one term of "0" lessons, the student must reaudition to be accepted as a major in the department. A grade of "C" or lower and/or nonacceptance as a music major will be cause for the removal of the student from the program. NOTE: Does not count toward degree. Prereq: Acceptance as a probationary music major.

MUSC 070  PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN         1 cr
 THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA
This course is intended for students acceptedas probationary music majors. Students allowed to enroll have demonstrated potential in their performing medium, but need to review the basics of playing their instrument and/or need work in some performance skills to catch up to the level of first term music major. This course counts toward the term credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not be included in the credit count toward graduation. This course is not repeatable. At the conclusion of one term of "0" lessons, the student must reaudition to be accepted as a major in the department. A grade of "C" or lower and/or nonacceptance as a music major will be cause for the removal of the student from the program. NOTE: Does not count toward degree. Prereq: Acceptance as a probationary music major.

MUSC 080  PRIVATE KEYBOARD INSTRUCTION         1 cr
 IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA
This course is intended for students accepted as probationary music majors. Students allowed to enroll have demonstrated potential in their performing medium, but need to review the basics of playing their instrument and/or need work in some performance skills to catch up to the level of a first term music major.This course counts toward the term credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not be included in the credit count toward graduation. This course is not repeatable. At the conclusion of one term of "0" lessons, the student must reaudition to be accepted as a major in the department. A grade of "C" or lower and/or nonacceptance as a music major will be cause for the removal of the student from the program. NOTE: Does not count toward degree.
Prereq: Acceptance as a probationary music major.

150-100 RECITAL ATTENDANCE 0 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. A set number of recitals and concerts must be attended to fulfill the requirement. Open to and required of music majors and minors.
Repeatable.

150-111 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC 3 cr
A required course for Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School education majors. A prerequisite to 430-222 and 430-223. Not a General Studies Course.

150-126 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION (Non-Primary) LEVEL I 1 cr
This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Open by audition and consent of the instructor.

150-127 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION (Non-Primary) LEVEL I 1 cr
This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Open by audition and consent of the instructor.

150-128 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (Non-Primary) LEVEL I 1 cr
This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Open by audition and consent of the instructor.

150-129 PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION (Non-Primary) LEVEL I 1 cr
This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Open by audition and consent of the instructor.

150-140 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MUSIC GA 2 cr
A course in music appreciation emphasizing the organizational elements in music and the pertinence of these elements to perceptive listening. Lectures, concerts, assigned reading and directed listening. Not open to music majors and minors.

150-143 SURVEY OF AMERICAN JAZZ GA 2 cr
A listening approach to jazz with emphases both upon styles and the contribution made by selected jazz musicians of America. Other influences upon jazz will also be surveyed.

150-144 CULTURAL MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS GA/Diversity 3 cr
An exploration of the musical culture of native Americans, Latin Americans, and black Americans with regard to their significance in U.S. history and society of the present. Through music, ethnic similarities and differences will be studied to obtain a broad and meaningful perspective of these cultural effects.
Prereq: 900-110.

 150-150 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY 2 cr
A beginning course in music theory for interested students. The course content includes basic concepts of notation, pitch, rhythm, scales, and chords. Beginning listening and music reading skills are taught. Credits not applicable to music major or minor.

150-151 THEORY I 2 cr
An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of notation, clefs, meters, scales, modes, intervals, tonality, melody and harmony.

150-152 THEORY II 2 cr
An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of part-writing, harmonic progression, chord functions, seventh chords and secondary dominants.
Prereq: 150-151.

150-153 AURAL SKILLS I 2 cr
An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of pitch and pattern work on melody, harmony and rhythm. Intended to be taken concurrently with Theory I (150-151).

150-154 AURAL SKILLS II 2 cr
The second of a series of four terms of basic musical training in ear training, sightsinging and rhythm intended to be the foundation courses for all music majors and minors.
Prereq: 150-153.

150-160 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (100 LEVEL) 1-4 cr
Study at this level includes the review and application of fundamental techniques in the selected area, and the performance of solo repertoire appropriate to the first year of college study. Repeatable. Open to music majors who have passed the entrance audition in their primary area.

150-161 UNIVERSITY BANDS* 1 cr
Open to all students in the university. Symphonic Wind Ensemble meets in the evenings during the fall term and in the afternoons during the spring term. Concert Band meets only during the spring term, in the afternoons. For Marching Band information, please see 150-169. For Pep Band, please see 150-269.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Audition required for membership in Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

150-162 UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA* 1 cr
Open to all university students. Materials selected from standard orchestral literature.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Audition and consent of instructor.

150-164 JAZZ BANDS* 1 cr
Open to all university students. The Jazz Bands rehearse and perform various styles of the jazz band repertoire with a focus on skills in improvisation.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Audition and consent of instructor.

150-165 CLARINET TECHNIQUES 1 cr
Study of clarinet and clarinet pedogogy, emphasizing embouchure formation, breathing, hand position, articulation and finger technique. A variety of teaching materials and methods will be explored.
Prereq: Music major or minor or cons instr.

150-166 FOLK GUITAR 1 cr
An introduction to guitar through class lesson. Emphasis will be placed on the chordal approach to guitar playing in order to harmonize (accompany) popular folk melodies.
Prereq: Music major or minor or consent of instructor.

150-167 VIOLIN AND VIOLA TECHNIQUES 1 cr
Study of violin and viola emphasizing methods suitable for use in school classes.
Prereq: Music major or minor or cons instr.

150-168 TRUMPET AND HORN TECHNIQUES 1 cr
Study of the trumpet and horn emphasizing development of pedagogical and performance skills. Consideration given to the selection of appropriate teaching materials for beginning students.
Prereq: Music major or minor or cons instr.

150-169 MARCHING BAND* 1 cr
Open to all students in the university who play a wind or percussion instrument, or who have been or want to be in a color guard. Performs for all home games and travels periodically.
Repeatable. Offered fall term only.

150-170 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (100 LEVEL) 1-4 cr
Study at this level includes the review and application of fundamental techniques and the performance of solo repertoire appropriate to the first year of college study. Repeatable. Open to music majors who have passed the entrance audition in their primary area.

150-171 CONCERT CHOIRS* 1 cr Membership open to all college men and women who have had previous choral experience. Activities consist of concerts, spring tour and special programs. The choir performs standard choral literature.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Admission by audition.

150-175 UNIVERSITY CHORUS* 1 cr
A chorus of mixed voices open to all university students, faculty and townspeople who enjoy singing. Activities consist of fall and spring concerts that include standard choral literature, with some emphasis on large scale works.
Repeatable. No audition required.

150-177 CLASS VOICE I 1 cr
Application of the basic fundamentals of vocal tone production and technique. Open to all university students, with priority given to music majors or minors fulfilling degree requirements.

150-178 CLASS VOICE II 1 cr
Continuation of application of the basic fundamentals of vocal tone production and technique. Priority given to music minors.
Prereq: 150-177 or advanced placement by audition.

150-180 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL I) 1-4 cr
Study at this level includes the review and application of fundamental techniques and the performance of solo repertoire appropriate to the first year of college study.
Repeatable. Open to music majors who have passed the entrance audition in their primary area.

150-181 PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL I) 1-4 cr
Study at this level includes the review and application of fundamental techniques and the performance of solo repertoire appropriate to the first year of college study.
Repeatable. Open to music majors who have passed the entrance audition in their primary area.

150-186 BEGINNING CLASS PIANO 1 cr
Group instruction for music majors and minors who have had no previous keyboard training. Two one-hour meetings and four hours practice per week. Open to the general university student with priority given to music majors or minors fulfilling degree requirements.

 150-187 CLASS PIANO 1 cr
Continuation of 150-186 or the equivalent. Students must audition prior to or during registration to be accepted at this level. Two one-hour meetings and four hours practice per week.

150-188 CLASS PIANO 1 cr
A continuation of 150-187 or the equivalent. Students must audition prior to or during registration to be accepted at this level. Two one-hour meetings and four hours practice per week.
Prereq: 150-187 or equivalent

150-189 FUNCTIONAL CLASS PIANO 1 cr
Continuation of 150-188 or the equivalent. Students must audition prior to or during registration to be accepted at this level. Applied piano or organ lessons may be taken simultaneously. Instrumental music education majors are encouraged to enroll in this course during their last term of piano study. Two one-hour meetings plus four hours of practice per week.

MUSC 190 MUSIC IMPROVISATION  1 u
An exploration of the basic harmonic and melodic skills necessary to compose spontaneously. Examination of melodic and chord/scale vocabularies as they relate to specific styles such as jazz, Latin jazz, blues, rock, and bluegrass.
Prereq: MUSC 151

150-240    SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC    3 cr
This course is an overview of Latin American musical styles. The course will begin with a survey of folkloric styles in Spain and across Latin America, and will move on to contemporary Latin American popular styles and art music by Latin American composers. Previous musical experience is not necessary.
Prereq: 900-110

150-241    SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC    3 cr
The course is a survey of the African American contribution to the musical heritage of the United States. Styles discussed will include: Black musics of the 19th century, the Blues, Gospel, Jazz, and popular styles from Doo Wop to Hip Hop, as well as art music by African American composers. Previous musical experience is not necessary.
Prereq: 900-110

150-244 NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC GA/Diversity 3 cr
An exploration of the musical culture of native Americans with regard to its significance in U.S. history and society of the present. Through music, ethnic similarities and differences will be studied to obtain a broad and meaningful perspective of these cultural effects.
Prereq: 900-110.

150-245 MUSIC HISTORY I GA 3 cr
A survey of the history of Western music, from Antiquity to 1600. The course emphasizes music listening and style analysis of Medieval and Renaissance music, along with basis bibliographic knowledge necessary for the music student.
Prereq: 900-110 and 150-151 and 150-152 or consent of instructor.

150-246 MUSIC HISTORY II GA 3 cr
A continuation of 150-245. A survey of the history of Western music, from 1600 to 1800. The course emphasizes music listening and style analysis of Baroque and Classical period music.
Prereq: 900-110 and 150-151 and 150-152 or consent of instructor.

 150-247 MUSIC HISTORY III GA 3 cr
A continuation of 150-246. A survey of the history of Western music, from 1800 to the present. The course emphasizes music listening and style analysis of Romantic and Contemporary music, including popular styles.
Prereq: 900-110 and 150-151 and 150-152 or consent of instructor.

150-251 MUSIC THEORY III 2 cr
An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of modulation and chromatic harmony.
Prereq: 150-152.

150-252 MUSIC THEORY IV 2 cr
A study of the tonal, melodic, and formal organization of art music since 1900. Students will examine works characterizing a diversity of compositional styles and explore appropriate methods of analysis.
Prereq: 150-251.

150-253 AURAL SKILLS III 2 cr
An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of pitch and pattern work in melody, harmony and rhythm at a more advanced level than Aural Skills II.
Prereq: 150-152 and 150-154.

150-254 AURAL SKILLS IV 2 cr
An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of pitch and pattern work in melody, harmony and rhythm at a more advanced level than Aural Skills III.
Prereq: 150-251 and 150-253.

150-260 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (200 LEVEL) 1-4 cr
Study at this level is a continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on musicianship, expansion of technical facility, and the coverage and performance of standard repertoire.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 100 Level with a grade of "C" or better in each term ("B" or better for students pursuing the Performance Emphasis). Equivalent study and/or demonstrated accomplishment may be presented as an alternative.

150-265 FLUTE TECHNIQUES .5 cr
Study of flute emphasizing correct embouchure, fingering, tonguing and breathing. Varied approaches to developing technique.
Prereq: 150-165.

150-267 CELLO AND STRING BASS TECHNIQUES 1 cr
Study of cello and string bass emphasizing methods suitable for use in school classes.
Prereq: Music major or minor or cons instr.

150-268 TROMBONE, BARITONE AND TUBA TECHNIQUES 1 cr Study of trombone, baritone and tuba emphasizing correct embouchure, breathing, articulation and fingering. Considerations given to problems related to the selection of beginning brass players.
Prereq: Music major or minor or cons instr.

150-269 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE* 1 cr
Instrumental ensembles that are regularly offered in the spring term include Pep Band, Flute Choir, Brass Ensemble and related groups (Horn/Trombone/Tuba-Euphonium Choirs), and Percussion Ensemble. Smaller chamber ensembles can be formed as student interest warrants. Membership is open to all university students.
Repeatable. Some groups require an audition.

150-270 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 2) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on musicianship, expansion of technical facility, and the study and performance of standard repertoire.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 100 Level with a grade of "C" or better each term ("B" or better for students pursuing the Performance Emphasis). Equivalent study and/or demonstrated accomplishment may be presented as an alternative.

150-271 OPERA PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES 1 cr
A study of basic techniques for the singer/actor through performance of scenes from operatic masterworks of various historical periods. Repeatable.
Prereq: Audition or consent of instructor.

150-272 PRACTICUM IN MUSIC THEATRE 1 cr
Participation as a singer or orchestra member in a university production. Repeatable.
Prereq: Audition or consent of instructor.

150-273 OBOE TECHNIQUES .5 cr
Study of oboe emphasizing correct embouchure, fingering, tonguing and breathing. Varied approaches to developing technique.
Prereq: 150-165.

MUSC 275  DICTION FOR SINGERS I   2 u
Language diction as applied to singing. The emphasis in this course is on Singer's English and Italian Diction.
Prereq: One term of college level private or class voice study or consent of instructor.

MUSC 276 DICTION FOR SINGERS II                                      2 u
Language diction as applied to singing. This course deals with Singer's German and French Diction.
Prereq:  MUSC 275 and two prior terms of college level voice.

150-279 VOCAL ENSEMBLE* 1 cr
The study and performance of selected vocal chamber music. Ensembles include Women's Chorale and Class Act (jazz/show choir). Repeatable. Open to all students by audition.

 150-280 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 2) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on musicianship, expansion of technical facility, and the study and performance of standard repertoire.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 100 Level with a grade of "C" or better in each term ("B" or better for students pursuing the Performance Emphasis). Equivalent study and/or demonstrated accomplishment may be presented as an alternative.

150-281 PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 2) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on musicianship, expansion of technical facility, and the study and performance of standard repertoire.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 100 Level with a grade of "C" or better in each term ("B" or better for students pursuing the Performance Emphasis). Equivalent study and/or demonstrated accomplishment may be presented as an alternative.

MUSC 290  TECHNOLOGY  FOR  MUSIC  EDUCATORS  2 u
Aspects of music technology essential to music educators, such as the use of music software in notation and composition, MIDI-based sequencing and sampling, digital recording and production, basic live sound techniques, and basic technology grant-writing strategies.
 

MUSC 292  INSTRUMENTAL  TECHNIQUES  1 u
Instrumental Techniques is designed to provide vocal and keyboard majors with fundamental techniques for playing wind, string, and percussion instruments. Additionally, students in the choral and general music education emphases will gain expertise in using instruments of various musical traditions in the curriculum.
Prereq: Admission to Professional Ed

150-327 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY) LEVEL 2 1 cr
A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature.
Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major.
Prereq: Successful completion of four terms of 100 Level, and consent of the faculty.

150-328 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY) LEVEL 2 1 cr
A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature.
Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major.
Prereq: Successful completion of four terms of 100 Level, and consent of the faculty.

MUSC 338 APPLIED VOICE PEDAGOGY                           3 u
Functional knowledge of the singing voice and its development for children, adolescents, and adults. Instructional methods and teaching skills, and appropriate methods for teaching voice.
Prereq:  Six terms of applied voice.

150-339 PIANO PEDAGOGY 2 cr
A critical and intensive examination of teaching materials and skills essential for teaching the piano.
Prereq: 4 terms of applied piano.

150-340 MUSIC EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES 2 cr
This course for music education students will address the design and implementation of music programs to serve children and adolescents with exceptional educational needs. Theories of development will provide a foundation for the acquisition of strategies and instructional techniques for teaching music in inclusive educational settings. Students will apply knowledge of exceptionalities to adapt the curriculum in instrumental, choral, and general music.
Prereq: Concurrent registration in Pre-Professional Block (439-200F) is required.

150-343 CHORAL LITERATURE 2 cr
A survey of choral literature from the sixteenth century to the present, including the evaluation of choral works for school and church choirs and small ensembles.
Prereq: 150-251.

150-356 CONDUCTING 2 cr
The technique, practice and principles of conducting. Emphasis on the development of effective hand and baton technique through drill and examples of the various meter patterns, tempi, styles, dynamics and musical terms.
Prereq: 150-252.

150-357 CHORAL CONDUCTING 2 cr
Advanced choral conducting techniques with emphasis placed on rehearsal problems and solutions as well as choral organization management.
Prereq: 150-356.

150-358 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING 2 cr
Advanced conducting techniques with emphasis on both the gestural aspects of conducting and score study.
Prereq: 150-356.

150-360 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 3) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 200 Level with grade of "B" or better and consent of faculty.

MUSC 362  STRING INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES 3 u
Students will learn fundamentals of both right and left hand technique including tone production, various bowing styles, intonation, shifting, and vibrato. Students will also learn pedagogical strategies for teaching string instruments in school settings.
Prereq: Music major

MUSC 363  WOODWIND  TECHNIQUES  I      2 u
Woodwind Techniques I provides music education students seeking licensure, functional instruction on non-primary woodwind instruments. The course emphasizes the development of pedagogical and performance skills relative to clarinet and flute and diagnose and solve the problems of embouchure, breathing, posture, tone production, hand position, technique, and basic musicianship.
Prereq: MUSC 252

MUSC 364  WOODWIND  TECHNIQUES  II      2 u
Woodwind Techniques II provides music education students seeking licensure, functional instruction on non-primary woodwind instruments. The course emphasizes the development of pedagogical and performance skills relative to oboe, bassoon and saxophone. The student will demonstrate a functional performance level on the oboe, bassoon and saxophone, and diagnose and solve the problems of embouchure, breathing, posture, tone production, hand position, technique, and basic musicianship.
Prereq: MUSC 363

150-365 SAXOPHONE AND BASSOON TECHNIQUES 1 cr
Study of saxophone and bassoon emphasizing correct embouchure, fingering, tonguing and breathing. Varied approaches to developing technique.
Prereq: 150-165.

MUSC 366  BRASS  INSTRUMENT  TECHNIQUES         3 u
Study of brass instrument pedagogical and performance skills to help prepare instrumental music education majors to teach brass instruments to beginning and intermediate students, and to support more advanced students with a knowledge of pedagogical and performance practices, related materials, and equipment.
Prereq: Music major or consent of instructor.

150-368 PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES 2 cr
Study of snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion, drum set and other percussion instruments. Consideration given to the problems of the beginning percussionist.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Music major or minor or consent of instructor.

150-370 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 3) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Performance majors will give a twenty-minute recital.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 200 Level with grade of "B" or better and consent of faculty.

150-380 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 3) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 200 Level with grade of "B" or better and consent of faculty.

150-381 PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 3) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 200 Level with grade of "B" or better and consent of faculty.

150-383 CHAMBER MUSIC 1 cr
Rehearsal and performance of music for diverse small ensembles. Repeatable. Credit for 150-383 will not be given for work undertaken as part of any applied lesson course work or for Senior Recital 150-488 or 150-489.
Prereq: consent of instructor.

150-422/622 ASSESSMENT OF MUSIC LEARNING 2 cr
Students will investigate theories and techniques for assessing musical behaviors such as performance, creation, analysis, and reflection. The development of teacher-designed assessment strategies and the use of standardized tests for the measurement of musical aptitude and achievement will be addressed. The course will also focus on evaluation and reporting of student achievement in music classrooms and rehearsal settings.
Prereq: Admission to professional education is required. Concurrent registration in 437-436 or 430-234 and 439-492.

150-438/638 MEDIEVAL MUSIC 2 cr
Musical trends from c. 500-1400, the development of Western European musical style from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Analysis of representative works.
Prereq: 150-245, 150-246 and 150-247.

150-439/639 THE HISTORY OF JAZZ 2 cr
The history of jazz examines the medium through historical writings and listening analyses. The course encompasses jazz history from the earliest influences to the current state of jazz.
Prereq: 150-247 and 150-252 or consent of instructor.

150-440/640 THE HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF THE WIND BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE 2 cr
The history and literature of the wind band and wind ensemble will be examined through historical documentation and literature analysis. The course will encompass ancient and Medieval wind music through the 20th century.
Prereq: 150-247 and 150-252 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 443 LITERATURE  AND  PEDAGOGY  OF  THE             2 u
 MAJOR  PERFORMING  AREA
Designed to acquaint the student with the literature and pedagogy of his/her major performance medium through performance, recordings,  analysis and examination of pedagogical materials and techniques.  Criteria for evaluating the aesthetic worth of specific compositions are given special emphasis. Repeatable.
Prereq:  Two years of study in principal performance area.

150-445/645 RENAISSANCE MUSIC 2 cr
Musical trends from c. 1400-1600, the development of Western European musical style through the Renaissance. Analysis of representative works.
Prereq: 150-245, 150-246 and 150-247 or consent of instructor.

150-447/647 MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD 2 cr
Musical trends from C. 1720-1830, the development of Western European musical style from the mid-18th century through Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Analysis of representative works.

150-448/648 MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD 2 cr
Musical trends from c. 1800-1910; the development of Western European musical style during the 19th century. Analysis of representative works.

MUSC 450  SURVEY OF WORLD MUSICS      3 u
Provides a basic introduction to ethmusicological methods and problems, surveys several non-Western musical cultures. Students will analyze representative works and conduct independent research on a pertinent topic.
Prereq: MUSC 245 AND MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247

150-452 MIDI TECHNIQUES 2 cr
A study of Musical Instrument Digital Interface sequencing technology. Students will use the UW-W MIDI Lab's computer, synthesizer, digital recording and sound processing equipment, and sequencing software. A final recording project will incorporate both live and digital sound sources.
Prereq: 150-152 or consent of instructor.

150-453 ARRANGING 2 cr
A study of orchestration, band scoring, and writing for smaller instrumental ensembles, emphasizing fluency in score reading and transpositions. Students will also be presented with an introduction to basic choral arranging principles.
Prereq: 150-252 and 150-254.

150-454/654 COUNTERPOINT 2 cr
A study of contrapuntal technique, centering on the 18th century style. The fugue, passacaglia, and other forms are analyzed. Students will complete projects in two and three voices.
Prereq: 150-252.

150-455/655 FORM AND ANALYSIS 2 cr
A study of the basic structural components employed in traditional long forms. Analysis, centered on the Classical period, will also include works of other eras.
Prereq: 150-252 and 150-254.

150-457 MUSIC COMPOSITION 2 cr
Creative writing in various idioms, utilizing both harmonic and contrapuntal techniques.
Repeatable with consent of instructor.
Prereq: 150-252 or consent of instructor.

150-458/658 JAZZ IMPROVISATION 1 cr
The study and practice of jazz improvisation. Study of the fundamentals of jazz music theory and nomenclature. Listening to, and transcribing historic jazz solos. Performance of modal jazz and 12 bar blues.
Prereq: 150-152 and audition or consent of instructor.

150-459/659 JAZZ ARRANGING AND COMPOSITION 2 cr
An in-depth study of the formats and techniques involved in arranging and composing for the jazz small group (4 horns and rhythm section). A complete AABA song form arrangement for jazz small group will be required, performed and recorded.
Prereq: 150-251 or consent of instructor.

150-460 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 4) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 300 Level with a grade of "B" or better.

150-461/661 ADVANCED JAZZ IMPROVISATION 1 cr
Continued study and practice of jazz improvisation. Study of more advanced concepts in jazz music theory. Listening to and transcribing historic jazz solos. Performance of 12 bar blues, minor blues, "rhythm changes", and jazz standards.
Prereq: 150-458/658 or consent of instructor.

150-463/663 MUSIC AFTER 1900 2 cr
Musical trends from c. 1900 to the present, the development of Western European musical style from Impressionism to Post-Modernism. Analysis of representative works.
Prereq: 150-245, 150-246 and 150-247.

150-467/667 JAZZ PEDAGOGY I 1 cr
An intensive study of the methodologies for teaching jazz. Focus areas include jazz history, jazz theory, jazz improvisation, and jazz program resources.
Prereq: 150-252 or consent of instructor.

150-468/668 MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES 1 cr
An intensive study of numerous pedagogical and administrative methods necessary to create and educational marching band experience. Topics include fundamentals of drill design, music selection, comprehensive show planning, teaching methodologies, auxiliary groups, and marching percussion.
Prereq: 150-252 or consent of instructor.

150-469/669 JAZZ PEDAGOGY II 1 cr
Students in Jazz Pedagogy II will acquire hands-on experience with the organization, performance, and directing of both the large and small jazz ensembles. This will be facilitated through a student big band and multiple small groups that will include class members on major or secondary instruments. Volunteer students will cover positions not available in the class enrollment to achieve complete instrumentation in all of the ensembles.

150-470 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 4) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 300 Level with a grade of "B" or better.

150-479/679 ADVANCED JAZZ ARRANGING 2 cr
An indepth study of the formats and techniques involved in arranging and composing for the jazz big band (4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, guitar, bass, and drums). A complete arrangement for modern jazz big band will be required, performed and recorded.

150-480 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 4) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 300 Level with a grade of "B" or better.

150-481 PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 4) 1-4 cr
A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Completion of two terms of 300 Level with a grade of "B" or better.

150-482 VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANYING 1 cr
A study of principles of vocal and instrumental accompanying. Practical accompaniment projects carried out under supervision.
Repeatable four times for major/degree.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

150-488 SENIOR RECITAL 1 cr
Prerequisite: Two terms of private instruction in the Primary Performing Area at 300 Level. The student should enroll for this course in the term in which he/she intends to present the senior recital. The main objective is the preparation of at least 20 minutes of music and its performance on a public recital. One credit of Level 400 instruction in the Primary Performing Area may be elected concurrently.

150-489 SENIOR RECITAL (PERFORMANCE) 1 cr
Prerequisite: Two terms of private instruction in the Primary Performing Area at 300 Level. The student should enroll for this course in the term in which he/she intends to present the senior recital. The main objective is the preparation of at least 45 minutes of music and its performance on a public recital. Two or three credits of Level 400 instruction in the Primary Performing Area should be elected concurrently.

150-490/690 MUSIC WORKSHOP Repeatable 1-6 cr

150-491 TRAVEL STUDY Repeatable 1-3 cr

150-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES Repeatable 1-4 cr

150-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-4 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Consent of the interested staff member and the department chairperson. (Open to juniors and seniors majoring or minoring in music.)

*Note to non-music majors: These one-credit instrumental and vocal ensembles may be repeated. Though all such music ensemble credits earned will appear on your transcript, no more than six will be applied toward graduation.

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