2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Music (MUS)

MUS 510A  Choral Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir is an ensemble of approximately 80 male and female voices specializing in the performance of concert literature of all periods.

MUS 510B  Symphonic Wind Ens  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 510C  Contact Department  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 510D  Guitar Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Guitar Ensemble performs important literature written for the idiom.

MUS 510E  Woodwind Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The "Spartan Legion" Marching Band, a high-stepping marching unit usually numbering more than 150 instrumentalists and dancers.

MUS 510F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Jazz Ensemble, a group devoted to the serious study and performance of jazz forms.

MUS 510G  Contact Department  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 510H  Contact Department  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 510I  Contact Department  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 510M  Woodwind Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 511A  Choral Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir is an ensemble of approximately 80 male and female voices specializing in the performance of concert literature of all periods.

MUS 511B  Symphonic Wind Ens  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 511C  Contact Department  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 511D  Guitar Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Guitar Ensemble performs important literature written for the idiom.

MUS 511E  Contact Department  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 511F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Jazz Ensemble, a group devoted to the serious study and performance of jazz forms.

MUS 511G  Woodwind Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 511I  Contact Department  (2 Credits)  

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MUS 511J  Contact Department  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 511M  Contact Department  (1 Credits)  

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MUS 512  Basic Concepts in Music Theory  (2 Credits)  

This is a remedial survey course in music theory placing emphasis on both tonal and atonal practices. Representative theoretical principles and compositional styles from all historical periods will be studied. (Non-degree credit.)

MUS 513  Basic Concepts in Music History  (2 Credits)  

This is a remedial survey course of the music literature of Western European traditions presented from various perspectives, including but not limited to: historical periods, individual composers, genres, forms, media, nationalism, and aesthetic principle

MUS 520  Voice Pedagogy  (2 Credits)  

A course for voice teachers, choral directors, and voice students which gives practical application of teaching techniques, technical principles, vocal methods, and terminology employed in the teaching of singing.

MUS 521A  Voice  (2 Credits)  

(One hour of instruction per week) Private instruction in Voice. (Required for two semesters for non- performance majors.)

MUS 521B  Piano  (2 Credits)  

(One hour of instruction per week) Private instruction in Keyboard (Required for two semesters for non- performance majors.)

MUS 521C  Organ  (2 Credits)  

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MUS 521D  Brasswind  (2 Credits)  

(One hour of instruction per week) Private instruction in brasswind instrument. (Required for two semesters for non- performance majors.)

MUS 521E  Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

(One hour of instruction per week) Private instruction in Woodwind instrument. (Required for two semesters for non- performance majors.)

MUS 521F  Strings  (2 Credits)  

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MUS 521G  Percussion  (2 Credits)  

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MUS 522A  Voice  (2 Credits)  

(One hour of instruction per week) Private instruction in Voice. (Required for two semesters for non- performance majors.)

MUS 522B  Piano  (2 Credits)  

(One hour of instruction per week) Private instruction in Keyboard (Required for two semesters for non- performance majors.)

MUS 522C  Contact Department  (2 Credits)  

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MUS 522D  Brasswind  (2 Credits)  

(One hour of instruction per week) Private instruction in brasswind instrument. (Required for two semesters for non- performance majors.)

MUS 522E  Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

(One hour of instruction per week) Private instruction in brasswind instrument. (Required for two semesters for non- performance majors.)

MUS 522F  Strings  (2 Credits)  

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MUS 522G  Percussion  (2 Credits)  

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MUS 525A  Voice  (4 Credits)  

(Two hours of instruction per week) Private instruction in Voice. (Required for performance majors.)

MUS 525B  Piano  (4 Credits)  

(Two hours of instruction per week) Private instruction in Piano. (Required for performance majors.)

MUS 525C  Contact Department  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 525D  Brasswind  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 525E  Woodwind  (4 Credits)  

(Two hours of instruction per week) Private instruction in woodwind instrument. (Required for performance majors.)

MUS 525F  Strings  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 525G  Applied Percussion  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 526A  Voice  (4 Credits)  

(Two hours of instruction per week) Private instruction in Voice. (Required for performance majors.)

MUS 526B  Piano  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 526C  Contact Department  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 526D  Contact Department  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 526E  Contact Department  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 526F  Contact Department  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 526G  Percussion  (4 Credits)  

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MUS 527  Piano Pedagogy  (2 Credits)  

This course deals with specific principles of piano teaching and the mechanics of the instrument. Analyzing (from the standpoint of the pupil), planning, and formulating exercises are discussed according to major problems in piano playing and methods for

MUS 531  Music of the Renaissance Era  (2 Credits)  

This course surveys developments in musical style during the period of 1400 through 1600, concentrating on musical forms and stylistic practices; including the music of Dufay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Gesualdo, Lassus, Palestrina, Gabrieli, and Byrd.

MUS 532  Music of the Baroque Era  (2 Credits)  

This course examines developments in musical style during the period of 1600 through 1750 against the backdrop of their major philosophical and cultural influences. It includes music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and Scarlatti.

MUS 533  Music of the Classical Era  (2 Credits)  

This course surveys developments in musical style during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as expressed in the chief categories for the period: symphony, sonata, concerto, opera, chamber music, and sacred music. It Includes music of Haydn

MUS 534  Music of the 19th Century  (2 Credits)  

This course covers the birth of the Romantic era from intellectual and literary origins through the expansions of the symphony orchestra and related forms. Romantic expression through keyboard and vocal forms as well as music of Brahms, Berlioz, Liszt, Sc

MUS 535  Contemporary Music  (2 Credits)  

This course surveys the musical language and syntax from the period 1900 to the present. This course emphasizes active listening and developing a method of discourse surrounding contemporary music. Music selections will be altered year to year to include

MUS 540  Analytical Techniques I  (2-3 Credits)  

This course is designed to present systematic, approaches to tonal and structural analysis., Musical scores from various periods will be, analyzed and discussed. Class lectures will lead, to individual analytical projects. (I. Tonal, Harmony II. Post-Tonal Harmony; required for two, semesters.) Required of all graduate majors.

MUS 541  Analytical Techniques II  (2-3 Credits)  

This course is designed to present systematic, approaches to tonal and structural analysis., Musical scores from various periods will be, analyzed and discussed. Class lectures will lead, to individual analytical projects. (I., TonalHarmony II. Post-Tonal Harmony; required for, twosemesters.) Required of all graduate majors.

MUS 546  Orchestration  (2 Credits)  

This is a practical course in scoring for full orchestra. The study will encompass an examination of orchestral works from the Classical Period to the 20th century and the instrumentation and orchestration of works from other idioms to full orchestra or c

MUS 550  Advanced Choral Conducting  (2 Credits)  

This course will develop students' knowledge and skills in interpreting large and and smaller-scale choral works. Music representing all periods will be selected, analyzed, and conducted from an informed, performance practice perspective. Score study, pre

MUS 551  Advanced Instrumental Conducting  (2 Credits)  

This course will develop students' knowledge and skills in interpreting large and smaller-scale instrumental works. Music representing all periods will be selected, analyzed, and conducted from an informed, performance practice perspective. Score study, p

MUS 561  Band management  (3 Credits)  

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MUS 590  Introduction to Music Research  (3 Credits)  

This is a course designed to introduce students to research methodologies, literature, and bibliographic materials relevant to graduate study in music. (Required of all graduate music students.)

MUS 620  Seminar in Performance and Repertoire  (2 Credits)  

This course allows group and individual participation in performance by graduate students. Emphasis on evaluation of performance practice, style, and interpretation through discussion on class performance. On an individual basis, the student will be expec

MUS 622A  Voice  (2 Credits)  

(One hour of instruction per week) Private instruction in Voice. (Required for two semesters for non- performance majors.)

MUS 623  Organ Literature  (2 Credits)  

This is a survey of representative works from the major historical eras, including late Renaissance, French and German Baroque, 19th Century French and German, and important contemporary styles. Discussion and demonstration of performance practice, style

MUS 624  Organ Improvisation and Service Playing  (2 Credits)  

This course is designed to acquaint organists with skills and techniques involved in hymn and chant accompaniment, free accompaniment, anthem accompaniment, reducing piano-vocal scores for organ, and conducting from the console. Course content also includ

MUS 628  Piano Literature  (2 Credits)  

This course is designed for students to study piano literature extending from pre-Baroque keyboard repertory to the present. The study is accomplished through performance, analysis, and discussion of bibliographies and editions.

MUS 629  Graduate Diction and Vocal Literature  (3 Credits)  

Graduate diction and vocal literature is a seminar course for graduate students whose primary instrument is voice. Students will develop a further understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and skills to translate songs while receiving a

MUS 636  Special Studies in Music History  (1 Credits)  

This is an independent study in selected areas of interest, encompassing a review of current literature and individual projects.

MUS 642  Theory Pedagogy  (2 Credits)  

This course investigates methods, materials, and sequence for teaching classes in music theory. Consideration is given to the selection of texts, new approaches, contemporary techniques, technology, special problems, and the development of the course outl

MUS 643  Composition Seminar I  (2 Credits)  

(Required of composition majors for two semesters.) This course facilitates classroom and individual instruction in composition.

MUS 644  Composition Seminar II  (2 Credits)  

(Required of composition majors for two semesters.) This course facilitates classroom and individual instruction in composition.

MUS 645  Counterpoint and Fugue  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to help students develop techniques in modal and tonal counterpoint, including species, invention, canon, and fugue. Analysis of counterpoint from the Renaissance through the Baroque era and original composition projects in the sty

MUS 650  Choral Techniques  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to deepen the choral conductor's understanding of choral music and its performance. In this course, students will concentrate on three areas within the choral profession: choral conducting, choral methods and materials, and choral/

MUS 651  Band Management  (2 Credits)  

This course familiarizes prospective and professionally employed band directors with management skills and procedures necessary for an effective band (instrumental music) program.

MUS 654  Invert Coun/Fugue  (3 Credits)  

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MUS 680  History and Philosophy of Music Education  (3 Credits)  

This course is a survey of the historical and philosophical foundations of music education from ancient Greece to the present day with an emphasis on the history of public school music in the United States.

MUS 681  Current Trends in Music Education  (3 Credits)  

This course identifies current research, issues, learning theories, curriculum development, materials, media, and teaching strategies/methodologies relevant to contemporary school music.

MUS 682  Administration and Supervision in Music Education  (3 Credits)  

This is a survey of the role and responsibilities of the school music supervisor/coordinator. Topics will include effecting leadership, instructional improvement, developing positive staff relationships, staff evaluation, and attending to various administ

MUS 683  Special Studies in Music Education  (3 Credits)  

This is a terminal option for the non-thesis music education major. The design, implementation and submission of a written case study report on an innovative instructional program are required. Students must consult with their advisor.

MUS 684  Special Studies in Music Education  (3 Credits)  

This is a terminal option for the non-thesis music education major. The design, implementation and submission of a written case study report on an innovative instructional program are required. Students must consult with their advisor.

MUS 685  Teaching Practicum in Brasswinds  (2 Credits)  

This course is designed to familiarize the student with methods of instruction through a presentation of current materials and pedagogical views. Each student is expected to participate in class ensembles rotating on the instruments in a particular family

MUS 686  Teaching Practicum in Woodwinds  (2 Credits)  

This course is designed to familiarize the student with methods of instruction through a presentation of current materials and pedagogical views. Each student is expected to participate in class ensembles rotating on the instruments in a particular family

MUS 687  Teaching Practicum in Strings  (2 Credits)  

This course is designed to familiarize the student with methods of instruction through a presentation of current materials and pedagogical views. Each student is expected to participate in class ensembles rotating on the instruments in a particular family

MUS 688  Teaching Practicum in Percussion  (2 Credits)  

This course is designed to familiarize the student with methods of instruction through a presentation of current materials and pedagogical views. Each student is expected to participate in class ensembles rotating on the instruments in a particular family

MUS 689  Terminal Project Preparation  (3 Credits)  

Preparation for MUS 690, the terminal project,, 689A: Thesis (an extended and scholarly research, project on a significant topic.) 689B: Recital, (the presentation of a public recital). 689C:, Lecture/Recital: The presentation of a public, recital with a short lecture period provided on, each work.

MUS 690A  Thesis  (3 Credits)  

(Music Education or Theory/Composition Concentration) An extended and scholarly research project on a significant topic.

MUS 690B  Recital  (3 Credits)  

(Performance Concentration) The presentation of a public recital.

MUS 690C  Lecture-Recital  (3 Credits)  

(Theory/Composition Concentration) The presentation of a public lecture/recital.

MUS 750  Continuing Registration  (0 Credits)  

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