Music

MUSC 060 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA

1 u

Offered on a satisfactory/no unit basis only. 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 "060" 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 THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA

1 u

Offered on a satisfactory/no unit basis only. 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 singing 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 "070" 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 IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA

1 u

Offered on a satisfactory/no unit basis only. 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 "080" 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 100 RECITAL ATTENDANCE
Repeatable
0 u

Offered on a satisfactory/no unit 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.

MUSC 120 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION ELECTIVE

1 u

This course is intended for non-music majors, music minors, and music majors who are taking elective instrumental lessons that are not part of curricular requirements. Audition may be required.

Prereq:Consent of Instructor and Department.

MUSC 121 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION (ELECTIVE)

1 u

This course is intended for non-music majors, music minors, and music majors who are taking elective vocal lessons that are not part of curricular requirements. Audition may be required.

Prereq:Consent of Instructor and Department.

MUSC 122 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (ELECTIVE)

1 u

This course is intended for non-music majors, music minors, and music majors who are taking elective piano lessons that are not part of curricular requirements. Open by consent of instructor and department. Audition may be required.

Prereq:Consent of Instructor and Department

MUSC 126 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION (Non-Primary) LEVEL I
Repeatable
1 u

This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study.

Prereq: Open by audition and consent of the instructor.

MUSC 127 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION (Non-Primary) LEVEL I
Repeatable
1 u

This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study.

Prereq: Open by audition and consent of the instructor.

MUSC 128 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (Non-Primary) LEVEL I
Repeatable
1 u

This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study.

Prereq: Open by audition and consent of the instructor.

MUSC 129 PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION (Non-Primary) LEVEL I
Repeatable
1 u

This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study.

Prereq: Open by audition and consent of the instructor.

MUSC 140 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MUSIC
GA
2 u

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.

MUSC 143 SURVEY OF AMERICAN JAZZ
GA/Diversity
2 u

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.

MUSC 150 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY
GA
2 u

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. Units not applicable to music major or minor.

MUSC 151 THEORY I

2 u

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.

Prereq:Enrolled BA Music, BM, or Music minor; or consent of instructor

MUSC 152 THEORY II

2 u

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: MUSC 151.

MUSC 153 AURAL SKILLS I

2 u

An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of pitch and pattern work on melody, harmony and rhythm.

Prereq:Enrolled BA Music, BM, or Music minor; or consent of instructor.

Coreq: MUSC 151

MUSC 154 AURAL SKILLS II

2 u

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: MUSC 153.

MUSC 160 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (100 LEVEL)

1-4 u

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.

Prereq:Enrolled BA Music, BM, or Music minor; or consent of instructor

MUSC 161 UNIVERSITY BANDS
Repeatable GA
1 u

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 MUSC 169.

Prereq: Audition required for membership in Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

MUSC 162 UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
Repeatable GA
1 u

Open to all university students. Materials selected from standard orchestral literature.

Prereq:Audition and consent of instructor.

MUSC 164 JAZZ BANDS
Repeatable GA
1 u

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.

Prereq: Audition and consent of instructor.

MUSC 166 FOLK GUITAR

1 u

An introduction to guitar. 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.

MUSC 169 MARCHING BAND
Repeatable GP
1 u

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. Offered fall term only.

MUSC 170 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (100 LEVEL)
Repeatable
1-4 u

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.

MUSC 171 CONCERT CHOIRS
Repeatable GA
1 u

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.

Prereq: Admission by audition.

MUSC 177 CLASS VOICE I

1 u

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.

MUSC 180 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL I)
Repeatable
1-4 u

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. Open to music majors who have passed the entrance audition in their primary area.

MUSC 186 CLASS PIANO I

1 u

Group instruction for music majors and minors who have had no previous keyboard training. Two one-hour meetings and four hours of practice per week. Open to the general University student with priority given to music majors or minors fulfilling degree requirements.

MUSC 187 CLASS PIANO II

1 u

Continuation of MUSC 186 or the equivalent. Two one-hour meetings and four hours of practice per week.

Prereq:MUSC 186 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 188 CLASS PIANO III

1 u

A continuation of MUSC 187 or the equivalent. Two one-hour meetings and four hours practice per week.

Prereq: MUSC 187 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 189 FUNCTIONAL CLASS PIANO

1 u

Continuation of MUSC 188 or the equivalent. 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.

Prereq:MUSC 188 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 195 MUSIC AS A WORLD PHENOMENON
Diversity
2 u

An introduction to music in cultural context, approached through study, listening, and performance, and to critical listening, writing and research. Study of selected non-Western musics through live performance, readings and directed listening.

Prereq:MUSC 151, restricted to music majors.

MUSC 240 SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC
GA/Diversity
3 u

This 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:GENED 110.

MUSC 241 SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC
GA/Diversity
3 u

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:GENED 110.

MUSC 245 MUSIC HISTORY I
GA
3 u

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:GENED 110 and MUSC 151 and MUSC 152 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 246 MUSIC HISTORY II
GA
3 u

A continuation of MUSC 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:GENED 110 and MUSC 151 and MUSC 152 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 247 MUSIC HISTORY III
GA
3 u

A continuation of MUSC 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:GENED 110 and MUSC 151 and MUSC 152 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 251 MUSIC THEORY III

2 u

An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of modulation and chromatic harmony.

Prereq: MUSC 152.

MUSC 252 MUSIC THEORY IV

2 u

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:MUSC 251.

MUSC 253 AURAL SKILLS III

2 u

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: MUSC 152 and MUSC 154.

MUSC 254 AURAL SKILLS IV

2 u

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: MUSC 251 and MUSC 253.

MUSC 260 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (200 LEVEL)

1-4 u

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.

MUSC 269 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
Repeatable
1 u

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. Some groups require an audition.

MUSC 270 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 2)
Repeatable
1-4 u

A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on musicianship, expansion of technical facility, and the study and performance of standard repertoire.

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.

MUSC 271 OPERA PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES
Repeatable
1 u

A study of basic techniques for the singer/actor through performance of scenes from operatic masterworks of various historical periods.

Prereq:Audition or consent of instructor.

MUSC 272 PRACTICUM IN MUSIC THEATRE
Repeatable
1 u

Participation as a singer or orchestra member in a university production.

Prereq: Audition or consent of instructor.

MUSC 275 DICTION FOR SINGERS I

3 u

Music 275 is a course to introduce singers to basic pronunciations of English, Italian, German, French, Latin, and Spanish as it applies to singing. Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet to work with said languages for a lifetime of singing and teaching.

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.

MUSC 279 VOCAL ENSEMBLE*
Repeatable GA
1 u

The study and performance of selected vocal chamber music. Ensembles include Women’s Chorale, Class Act (jazz/show choir) and Gospel Choir. Open to all students by audition.

MUSC 280 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 2)
Repeatable
1-4 u

A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on musicianship, expansion of technical facility, and the study and performance of standard repertoire.

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 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.

MUSC 293 AUDIO PRACTICUM

1 u

Students will develop their skills in audio technology and application through practical experience working in sound reinforcement and studio recording environments.

Prereq:SPEECH 239 or MUSC 290 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 326 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY)

1 u

A continuation of 100 level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 units in major.

Prereq:Successful completion of four terms of 100 level and consent of the faculty.

MUSC 327 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY) LEVEL 2

1 u

A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 units in major.

Prereq:Successful completion of four terms of 100 Level, and consent of the faculty.

MUSC 328 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY) LEVEL 2

1 u

A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 units 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.

MUSC 339 PIANO PEDAGOGY

2 u

A critical and intensive examination of teaching materials and skills essential for teaching the piano.

Prereq: 4 terms of applied piano.

MUSC 344 HISTORY OF AMERICAN JAZZ
Diversity
2 u

This course is designed for music majors and minors who have a background in music theory and Jazz. It is a historical survey of Jazz, with musical analysis and research on specific Jazz styles.

Prereq:MUSC 151 and MUSC 152 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 345 WOMEN IN MUSIC

3 u

A survey of women musicians in Western European art music and twentieth-century popular musical styles. Historical, cultural, and philosophical issues surrounding the contributions of female performers, composers, conductors, patrons, teachers, musicologists, and other musical professions will be explored, as well as the portrayal of women in opera, musical theater, and music videos.

Prereq:GENED 110, ENGLISH 101 and 102 or 105.

MUSC 346 SOUND AND IMAGE: AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND FOR/WITH VISUAL MEDIA
GA
3 u

This course will explore the ways in which sound and music have been utilized in conjunction with images in diverse media including films, video games, video art, cartoons, music videos, television and live performance.

MUSC 356 CONDUCTING

2 u

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: MUSC 252.

MUSC 357 CHORAL CONDUCTING

2 u

Advanced choral conducting techniques with emphasis placed on rehearsal problems and solutions as well as choral organization management.

Prereq: MUSC 356.

MUSC 358 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING

2 u

Advanced conducting techniques with emphasis on both the gestural aspects of conducting and score study.

Prereq: MUSC 356.

MUSC 360 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA(LEVEL 3)
Repeatable
1-4 u

A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature.

Prereq:Completion of two terms of 200 Level with grade of “B” or better and consent of faculty.

MUSC 370 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 3)
Repeatable
1-4 u

A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Performance majors will give a twenty-minute recital.

Prereq:Completion of two terms of 200 Level with grade of “B” or better and consent of faculty.

MUSC 380 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 3)
Repeatable
1-4 u

A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature.

Prereq:Completion of two terms of 200 Level with grade of “B” or better and consent of faculty.

MUSC 383 CHAMBER MUSIC
Repeatable
1 u

Rehearsal and performance of music for diverse small ensembles. Unit for MUSC 383 will not be given for work undertaken as part of any applied lesson course work or for Senior Recital MUSC 488 or MUSC 489.

Prereq:Consent of instructor.

MUSC 385 ACCOMPANYING AND COLLABORATIVE PIANO PRACTICUM
Repeatable
2 u

The goal of this repeatable course is to explore the role, preparation, rehearsal and performance of piano in an array of collaborative contexts, and to gain practical experience in accompanying and musical collaboration.

Prereq:2 semesters applied piano or consent of instructor.

MUSC 431 MUSIC AS A BUSINESS

2 u

This course provides a broad overview of the business aspects of the music profession, including work and marketing in a variety of musical categories, contracts and taxes for musicians, intellectual property, and musical entrepeneurship.

Prereq:Music major or minor, or consent of instructor.

MUSC 436 BAROQUE MUSIC

3 u

Musical trends during the Baroque era, including the development of musical style from the late Renaissance courts through the music of Bach and Handel. Analysis of representative works.

Prereq: MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 247 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 438 MEDIEVAL MUSIC

3 u

Musical trends from c. 500-1400, the development of Western European musical style from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Analysis of representative works.

Prereq:MUSC 245, MUSC 246 and MUSC 247.

MUSC 443 LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY OF THE MAJOR PERFORMING AREA
Repeatable
2 u

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.

Prereq: Two years of study in principal performance area.

MUSC 445 RENAISSANCE MUSIC

3 u

Musical trends from c. 1400-1600, the development of Western European musical style through the Renaissance. Analysis of representative works.

Prereq:MUSC 245, MUSC 246 and MUSC 247 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 447 MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD

3 u

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.

Prereq:MUSC 245, 246, 247 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 448 MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD

3 u

Musical trends from c. 1800-1910; the development of Western European musical style during the 19th century. Analysis of representative works.

Prereq:MUSC 245, 246, 247 or consent of instructor.

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, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247.

MUSC 451 CHORAL AND KEYBOARD ARRANGING

2 u

Provides experiences in studying and preparing vocal arrangements for all levels, with and without accompaniment, as well as working knowledge of string, wind, and percussion instruments; experiences in creating keyboard arrangements and accompaniments and knowledge of U.S. Copyright law regarding arranging of copyrighted music.

Prereq:MUSC 252 and either Keyboard Proficiency Exam or consent of instructor.

MUSC 452 ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN I

2 u

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:  MUSC 152 or COMM 239 or MUSC 290 or MUSC/COMM 346 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 453 ARRANGING

2 u

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: MUSC 252 and MUSC 254.

MUSC 454 COUNTERPOINT

2 u

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:MUSC 252.

MUSC 455 FORM AND ANALYSIS

2 u

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: MUSC 252 and MUSC 254.

MUSC 457 MUSIC COMPOSITION

2 u

Creative writing in various idioms, utilizing both harmonic and contrapuntal techniques. Repeatable with consent of instructor.

Coreq: MUSC 252 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 458 JAZZ IMPROVISATION

1 u

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. May be repeated once; maximum of two credits may be applied towards degree.

Prereq:MUSC 152 and audition or consent of instructor.

MUSC 459 JAZZ ARRANGING AND COMPOSITION

2 u

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:MUSC 251 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 460 PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 4)
Repeatable
1-4 u

A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital.

Prereq:Completion of two terms of 300 Level with a grade of “B” or better.

MUSC 461 ADVANCED JAZZ IMPROVISATION

1 u

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. May be repeated once; maximum of two credits may be applied towards degree.

Prereq:MUSC 458 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 462 ADVANCED MUSIC COMPOSITION

2 u

Advanced study in music composition. Students will compose substantial original works for soloist, chamber ensemble, electronic media, or some combination of the above.

Prereq:MUSC 457.

MUSC 463/663 MUSIC AFTER 1900

3 u

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:MUSC 245, MUSC 246 and MUSC 247.

MUSC 464 AMERICAN MUSIC

3 u

A survey of American music, including its major influences, great works, important styles, and prominent musicians. Topics covered include popular music; the concert music tradition, both populist and avant-garde; the influence of black music; sacred music; and the musical contributions of ethnic and regional subcultures.

Prereq: MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 247 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 469 JAZZ PEDAGOGY II

1 u

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.

MUSC 470 PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 4)
Repeatable
1-4 u

A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital.

Prereq:Completion of two terms of 300 Level with a grade of “B” or better.

MUSC 476 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN MUSIC

2 u

A study of advanced research techniques in music, inlcuding work with digital resources and primary sources.

Prereq: MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 247 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 479 ADVANCED JAZZ ARRANGING

2 u

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.

MUSC 480 PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA (LEVEL 4)
Repeatable
1-4 u

A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital.

Prereq:Completion of two terms of 300 Level with a grade of “B” or better.

MUSC 482 VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANYING

1 u

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.

MUSC 488 SENIOR RECITAL

1 u

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 unit of Level 400 instruction in the Primary Performing Area may be elected concurrently.

MUSC 489 SENIOR RECITAL (PERFORMANCE)

1 u

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 units of Level 400 instruction in the Primary Performing Area should be elected concurrently.

MUSC 490/690 MUSIC WORKSHOP
Repeatable
1-6 u

MUSC 491 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

MUSC 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-4 u

MUSC 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

MUSC 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-4 u

Prereq:Consent of the interested staff member and the department chairperson. (Open to juniors and seniors majoring or minoring in music.)


MUSIC EDUCATION

MUSED 111 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC
GA
3 u

A required course in basic musical skills - notational, keyboard, and vocal - necessary for Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School education majors. A prerequisite to MUSED 322 and MUSED 323.

Prereq:Declared BSE major or consent of instructor.

MUSED 160 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING MUSIC

1 u

Required of music education students. Investigation of philosophical and psychological principles basic to the teaching of music, development of skills in planning and assessing music learning, and exploration of music’s role in the school and in the community. Includes regular laboratory experience.

MUSED 322 EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC METHODS

3 u

Early Childhood Music Methods is designed to prepare early childhood education majors to enhance and support music education through awareness of the role of music in children’s lives and the goals and processes necessary for musical development. Preservice teachers gain a basic understanding of musical fundamentals, and the skills, understanding and dispositions which will allow them to enrich classroom environments through the incorporation of music into various school settings.

Prereq: Professional Education Admission; restricted to students with curriculum Early Childhood.

MUSED 323 ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC METHODS

3 u

Elementary/Middle School Music Methods is designed to prepare elementary/middle school education majors to enhance and support music education through awareness of the role of music in children’s lives and the goals and processes necessary for musical development. Preservice teachers gain skills, understandings and dispositions which will allow them to enrich classroom environments through the incorporation of music into various school settings.

Prereq: Professional Education Admission; Restricted to students with curriculum Elementary Education

MUSED 347 STRING PEDAGOGY

2 u

In this course, intended for students who plan to teach strings, students will compare the philosophies, contributions and teaching techniques of several String Pedagogues. Students will examine string educational method books, string literature of all levels, and will gain practical experience through teaching and through playing secondary instruments.

Prereq:MUSED 362.

MUSED 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.

MUSED 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.

MUSED 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.

MUSED 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: MUSED 363.

MUSED 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.

MUSED 368 PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES
Repeatable
2 u

Study of snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion, drum set and other percussion instruments. Consideration given to the problems of the beginning percussionist.

Prereq:Music major or minor or consent of instructor.

MUSED 437 ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL METHODS 2 u

2 u

This course prepares the instrumental music teacher to deal with the problems of teaching instrumental music in the elementary/middle school. Specific areas covered in the course include recruiting and selection of elementary/middle school band students, class organization, scheduling, and teaching procedures.

Prereq:MUSC 356. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

MUSED 438 METHODS OF TEACHING CHORAL MUSIC IN THE MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL

2 u

Required of vocal and combined music majors and special minors. Includes methodology in planning a comprehensive program of music experiences in the middle/secondary school with emphasis on organizing, developing and directing/rehearsing choral groups. Application of the Kodaly method.

Coreq: CIFLD 492. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

MUSED 439 METHODS OF TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN THE MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL

2 u

Procedures for organizing, planning, and directing middle/secondary instrumental groups of various types are presented. Problems of student retention, concert presentation, music contest, tours, and establishing a unified instrumental program for the entire school system are addressed with solutions offered.

Prereq:ELEMMID 437. Coreq: CIFLD 492. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

MUSED 452 PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE FOR TEACHING GENERAL MUSIC K-12

4 u

This course provides an introduction to pedagogical approaches, instructional and assessment strategies, and materials for teaching in the K-12 general music classroom. Topics include musical growth, skill and conceptual development, and synthesis of materials and methods into curricular practice through investigation of textbook series, supplementary materials, and technology resources.

Prereq: Admission to Professional Education and B or better in MUSC 177 or BM Music Education Choral Emphasis.

Coreq: CIFLD 492 and MUSC 166.

MUSED 467 JAZZ PEDAGOGY I

1 u

An intensive study of the methodologies for teaching Jazz. Focus areas include Jazz history, Jazz theory, Jazz improvisation, and Jazz program resources.

Prereq: MUSC 252 or consent of instructor.

MUSED 468 MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES

1 u

An intensive study of numerous pedagogical and administrative methods necessary to create an educational marching band experience. Topics include fundamentals of drill design, music selection, comprehensive show planning, teaching methodologies, auxiliary groups, and marching percussion.

Prereq: MUSC 252 or consent of instructor.



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