2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Music (MUS)

MUS 100B  Piano  (1 Credits)  

Course have a (0) credit hour but (1) tuition hourfor billing. This course is no longer offered.

MUS 100I  Piano Class  (0 Credits)  

Course has (0) credit hour but one(1) tuition hour, for billing

MUS 103  Recitals Class  (0 Credits)  

Provides a forum for majors to perform music studied in applied lessons. Occasional workshops on specialized topics in lieu of recital performances. Attendance at on- campus and external concerts/recitals and arts presentations are also required.

MUS 104  Recitals Class  (0 Credits)  

Provides a forum for majors to perform music studied in applied lessons. Occasional workshops on specialized topics in lieu of recital performances. Attendance at on- campus and external concerts/recitals and arts presentations are also required.

MUS 110A  Band  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities to develop instrumental performance skills in a group setting. Band ensembles include Spartan Legion Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

MUS 110D  Concert Choir  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir promotes the mastery of music from all periods and styles while enhancing musicianship and an appreciation of choral singing for music majors and non-music majors alike.

MUS 110F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble bring collaborative musical ingenuity together with extraordinary showmanship to create performance groups that highlight the jazz idiom.

MUS 110N  Pep Band  (1 Credits)  

A fun-filled ensemble comprised of instrumentalists who play at athletic events to promote crowd enthusiam as well as provide entertainment.

MUS 110P  Guitar Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

Guitar Ensemble provides students of any skill level opportunities to enhance music reading and technical abilities on acoustic guitar or bass in a variety of styles.

MUS 111A  Band  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities to develop performance skills in a group setting. Band ensembles include Spartan Legion Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

MUS 111D  Concert Choir  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir promotes the mastery of choral music from all periods and styles while enhancing musicianship and an appreciation of choral singing for music majors and non-music majors alike.

MUS 111F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble bring collaborative musical ingenuity together with extraordinary showmanship to create performance groups that highlight the jazz idiom.

MUS 111P  Guitar Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

Guitar Ensemble provides students of any skill level opportunities to enhance music reading and technical abilities on acoustic guitar or bass in a variety of styles.

MUS 121A  Voice Minor  (1 Credits)  

Emphasis on tone producation and vocal technique; exposure to a variety of vocal literature and styles.

MUS 121B  Piano Minor  (1 Credits)  

The first in a sequence of four piano courses required for all music majors, except piano majors, as a secondary instrument. The purpose of the course is to assist in the development of basic piano skills necessary for application in the broad range of music professions.

MUS 121C  Organ Minor  (1 Credits)  

Course of study includes basic organ technique and covers approximately half of the material required for MUS 125C (Applied Organ Major).

MUS 121D  Brasswind Minor  (1 Credits)  

Emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular woodwind minor instrument.

MUS 121E  Woodwind Minor  (1 Credits)  

Emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular woodwind minor instrument.

MUS 121F  Strings Minor  (1 Credits)  

Emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular string minor instrument.

MUS 121G  Percussion Minor  (1 Credits)  

Emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular percussion minor instrument.

MUS 122A  Voice Minor  (1 Credits)  

A continuation of MUS 121A with more advanced emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular string minor instrument.

MUS 122B  Piano Minor  (1 Credits)  

The second in a sequence of four piano courses required for all music majors, except piano majors, as a secondary instrument. The course continues the development of basic piano skills necessary for application in the broad range of music professions.

MUS 122F  Strings Minor  (1 Credits)  

A continuation of MUS 121F with more advanced emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular string minor instrument.

MUS 122G  Percussion Minor  (1 Credits)  

A continuation of MUS 121G with more advanced emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular percussion minor instrument.

MUS 125A  Applied Major/Voice  (2 Credits)  

Mastery of vocal exercises for the development of breath management, resonance balance, legato singing, correct phonation, articulation, and good vocal health; emphasis on building musicianship, compositions of moderate difficulty, English texts.

MUS 125B  Applied Major/Piano  (2 Credits)  

Study of major scales (24 octaves), hands together, minor scales, hands separate; selected studies of Czerrny, Hanon, Burgmuller, sonatinas of Clementi, Kuhlau, Beethoven; seventh chords, arpeggios.

MUS 125D  Applied Major/Brasswind  (2 Credits)  

Study of the fundamentals of trumpet playing including: breath control, proper attack, formation of embouchure; elementary exercises from Arban, Complete Conservatory Method, Henna, 40 Progressive Etudes, Clark Technical Studies, and Conn, Lip flexibilities, Book I; major and minor scales and arpeggio, chromatic scale. Solo literature: Haydn, Trumpet Concert in Eb. 2nd Movement; Kennan, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano; Contest Album; etc. Trombone studies: Slama Studies, Rochut Meliodous Studies, Remington Warmups; Arban's Complete Method, Solos on the level of Andante et Allegro by Baret; scales and technical exercises for trumpet. Tuba studies: scales and technical exercises for tuba; Foundation of Tuba Playing by Bell; solos on the level of "Honor and Arms" by Handel. French Horn: Foundation of French Horn Playing by Farces; solos on the level of Panis Angelicas by Franck.

MUS 125E  Applied Major/Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on basic problems of embouchure, fingering, breathing and tonguing facility, and control; selected studies from Klose Method, Books II and III; Rose, 40 Studies; Perier, Etudes de genres et D'interpretation; Cavallini Caprices; Recital Literature For Clarinet, Stubbins, Vols. I, II, and III; all major, pure minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales, also chromatic; scales in 3rds; dominant seventh arpeggios.

MUS 125F  Applied Major/Strings  (2 Credits)  

Study of basic violin technique, left-hand position, and bow arm techniques; exercises in first position; two octave major scales in first position; exercises from Wohlfahrt Method, Opus 38, and Whistler's Introduction to the Positions, Book I; Kayser Etudes; Simandl Etudes; solo literature from Vivaldi, Bach, Corelli.

MUS 125G  Applied Major/Percussion  (2 Credits)  

Rudiment studies from Gardner's Complete Method for Percussion; selected snare drum solos from the Haskell Harr Collection; major scales on marimba with alternating sticks; study of other instruments of the percussion family

MUS 126A  Applied Major/Voice  (2 Credits)  

Mastery of vocal exercises for the development of breath management, resonance balance, legato singing, correct phonation, articulation, and good vocal health; emphasis on building musicianship, compositions of moderate difficulty, English texts. MUS 125B, 126

MUS 126B  Applied Major/Piano  (2 Credits)  

Applied Major/Recitals

MUS 126D  Applied Major/Brasswind  (2 Credits)  

Study of the fundamentals of trumpet playing including: breath control, proper attack, formation of embouchure; elementary exercises from Arban, Complete Conservatory Method, Henna, 40 Progressive Etudes, Clark Technical Studies, and Conn, Lip flexibilities, Book I; major and minor scales and arpeggio, chromatic scale. Solo literature: Haydn, Trumpet Concert in Eb. 2nd Movement; Kennan, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano; Contest Album; etc. Trombone studies: Slama Studies, Rochut Meliodous Studies, Remington Warmups; Arban's Complete Method, Solos on the level of Andante et Allegro by Baret; scales and technical exercises for trumpet. Tuba studies: scales and technical exercises for tuba; Foundation of Tuba Playing by Bell; solos on the level of "Honor and Arms" by Handel. French Horn: Foundation of French Horn Playing by Farces; solos on the level of Panis Angelicas by Franck.

MUS 126E  Applied Major/Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on basic problems of embouchure, fingering, breathing and tonguing facility, and control; selected studies from Klose Method, Books II and III; Rose, 40 Studies; Perier, Etudes de genres et D'interpretation; Cavallini Caprices; Recital Literature For Clarinet, Stubbins, Vols. I, II, and III; all major, pure minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales, also chromatic; scales in 3rds; dominant seventh arpeggios.

MUS 126F  Applied Major/Strings  (2 Credits)  

Study of basic violin technique, left-hand position, and bow arm techniques; exercises in first position; two octave major scales in first position; exercises from Wohlfahrt Method, Opus 38, and Whistler's Introduction to the Positions, Book I; Kayser Etudes; Simandl Etudes; solo literature from Vivaldi, Bach, Corelli.

MUS 126G  Applied Major/Percussion  (2 Credits)  

Rudiment studies from Gardner's Complete Method for Percussion; selected snare drum solos from the Haskell Harr Collection; major scales on marimba with alternating sticks; study of other instruments of the percussion family.

MUS 131  Music Literature  (2 Credits)  

Foundation in the materials and history to identify music styles and genres, major composers and their works, and familiarity with historical periods of music.

MUS 132  Music Literature  (2 Credits)  

Foundation in the materials and history to identify music styles and genres, major composers and their works, and familiarity with historical periods of music.

MUS 140  Music Fundamentals  (3 Credits)  

Study of the fundamentals of music and elementary theory. Does not count towards graduation. (For students who do not pass the Theory Placement Test)

MUS 141  Sight-Singing & Ear Training  (2 Credits)  

Study of Theory I, II including sight- singing; melodic and harmonic dictation; scales, intervals and triads; and the analyzation of melodies.

MUS 142  Sight-Singing & Ear Training  (2 Credits)  

Study of Theory I, II including sight- singing; melodic and harmonic dictation; scales, intervals and triads; and the analyzation of melodies.

MUS 145  Harmony and Keyboard  (2 Credits)  

Study of Theory I, II including part writing, keyboard harmony, and harmonic analysis of triads and their inversions through non-harmonic tones, the dominant seventh chord and its inversions, secondary dominant, and other chords. (Meets three hours per week.)

MUS 146  Harmony and Keyboard  (2 Credits)  

Study of Theory I, II including part writing, keyboard harmony, and harmonic analysis of triads and their inversions through non-harmonic tones, the dominant seventh chord and its inversions, secondary dominant, and other chords. (Meets three hours per week.)

MUS 151  Elementary Conducting  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to the art of conducting with emphasis on mastery of fundamental beat patterns

MUS 161  String Class  (1 Credits)  

Development of the skills necessary for teaching instruments of the string family on the elementary and intermediate levels through practical experience. (Meets two hours per week.)

MUS 203  Recitals Class  (0 Credits)  

Provides a forum for majors to perform music studied in applied lessons. Occasional workshops on specialized topics in lieu of recital performances. Attendance at on- campus and external concerts/recitals and arts presentations are also required.

MUS 204  Recitals Class  (0 Credits)  

Provides a forum for majors to perform music studied in applied lessons. Occasional workshops on specialized topics in lieu of recital performances. Attendance at on- campus and external concerts/recitals and arts presentations are also required.

MUS 210A  Band  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities to develop instrumental performance skills in a group setting. Band ensembles include Spartan Legion Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

MUS 210D  Concert Choir  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir promotes the mastery of choral music from all periods and styles while enhancing musicianship and an appreciation of choral singing for music majors and non-music majors alike.

MUS 210F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble bring collaborative musical ingenuity together with extraordinary showmanship to create performance groups that highlight the jazz idiom.

MUS 210N  Pep Band  (1 Credits)  

A fun-filled ensemble comprised of instrumentalists who play at athletic events to promote crowd enthusiam as well as provide entertainment.

MUS 211A  Band  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities to develop instrumental performance skills in a group setting. Band ensembles include Spartan Legion Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

MUS 211D  Concert Choir  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir promotes the mastery of choral music from all periods and styles while enhancing musicianship and an appreciation of choral singing for music majors and non-music majors alike.

MUS 211F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble bring collaborative musical ingenuity together with extraordinary showmanship to create performance groups that highlight the jazz idiom.

MUS 211G  Percussion Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities for percussionists to develop performance skills in a group setting.

MUS 221A  Voice Minor  (1 Credits)  

A continuation of MUS 122A with more advanced emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular string minor instrument.

MUS 221B  Piano Minor  (1 Credits)  

The third in a sequence of four piano courses required for all music majors, except piano majors, as a secondary instrument. The course continues the development of basic piano skills necessary for application in the broad range of music professions.

MUS 222A  Voice Minor  (1 Credits)  

A continuation of MUS 221A with more advanced emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular string minor instrument.

MUS 222B  Piano Minor  (1 Credits)  

The fourth in a sequence of four piano courses required for all music majors, except piano majors, as a secondary instrument. The course continues the development of basic piano skills necessary for application in the broad range of music professions.

MUS 225A  Applied Major/Voice  (2 Credits)  

Continuation of technical development; repertoire including English and American songs (Purcell, Handel, Carpenter, Quilter, Head, Rorem, Beach, Copland, Bowles, Barber); songs from the Anthology of Italian Song (Schimer) or Classic Italian Song (Ditson).

MUS 225B  Applied Major/Piano  (2 Credits)  

Study of major scales (4 octaves); minor scales (24 octaves), hands together, studies of the level of Czerny, Hanon, Heller, sonatinas or sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven; studies from Bach, Little Preludes and Fugues or Two-Part Inventions; selected compositions of other periods. Passing of the Piano Facility Examination required.

MUS 225D  Applied Major/Brasswind  (2 Credits)  

Further development of fundamentals; use of song literature to develop style and phrasing; continued work in Arban, Clarke, Conn and Hering, 32 Progressive Etudes; Introduction to Transposition; whole tone scales; dominant seventh and diminished scales; selected compositions from various periods; easy sight-reading; harmonization using primary triads; melodic transposition.

MUS 225E  Applied Major/Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on technical development, finger all tone control; Giampieri Caprices; Kroepsch Daily Studies, major scales in thirds.

MUS 225F  Applied Major/Strings  (2 Credits)  

Bow and finger exercises; twooctave major and melodic minor scales up to and including third position; selected studies from Wohlfahrt's Foundation Studies for the Violin; solo literature using the first three positions.

MUS 225G  Applied Major/Percussion  (2 Credits)  

Continued study of rudiments; further study of other percussion instruments; major and minor scales in octaves on marimba; major and minor arpeggios and two-stick marimba solos. Selected snare drum solos from Haskell Harr.

MUS 226A  Applied Major/Voice  (2 Credits)  

Continuation of technical development; repertoire including English and American songs (Purcell, Handel, Carpenter, Quilter, Head, Rorem, Beach, Copland, Bowles, Barber); songs from the Anthology of Italian Song (Schimer) or Classic Italian Song (Ditson).

MUS 226B  Applied Major/Piano  (2 Credits)  

Study of major scales (4 octaves); minor scales (24 octaves), hands together, studies of the level of Czerny, Hanon, Heller, sonatinas or sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven; studies from Bach, Little Preludes and Fugues or Two-Part Inventions; selected compositions of other periods. Passing of the Piano Facility Examination required.

MUS 226D  Applied Major/Brasswind  (2 Credits)  

Further development of fundamentals; use of song literature to develop style and phrasing; continued work in Arban, Clarke, Conn and Hering, 32 Progressive Etudes; Introduction to Transposition; whole tone scales; dominant seventh and diminished scales; selected compositions from various periods; easy sight-reading; harmonization using primary triads; melodic transposition.

MUS 226E  Applied Major/Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on basic problems of embouchure, fingering, breathing and tonguing facility, and control; selected studies from Klose Method, Books II and III; Rose, 40 Studies; Perier, Etudes de genres et D'interpretation; Cavallini Caprices; Recital Literature For Clarinet, Stubbins, Vols. I, II, and III; all major, pure minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales, also chromatic; scales in 3rds; dominant seventh arpeggios.

MUS 226F  Applied Major/Strings  (2 Credits)  

Study of basic violin technique, left-hand position, and bow arm techniques; exercises in first position; two octave major scales in first position; exercises from Wohlfahrt Method, Opus 38, and Whistler's Introduction to the Positions, Book I; Kayser Etudes; Simandl Etudes; solo literature from Vivaldi, Bach, Corelli.

MUS 226G  Applied Major/Percussion  (2 Credits)  

Rudiment studies from Gardner's Complete Method for Percussion; selected snare drum solos from the Haskell Harr Collection; major scales on marimba with alternating sticks; study of other instruments of the percussion family.

MUS 234  African-American Music  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the music created and performed by African Americans as an ethnic group and as individuals from the period of slavery to the present. Emphasis on the types and elements of African American folk music including evidences and psychological factors that have influenced the development of African American Music in the United States and the Americas

MUS 234H  Honors African-American Music  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the music created and performed by African Americans as an ethnic group and as individuals from the period of slavery to the present. Emphasizes the types and elements of African American folk music

MUS 240  Progressive Harmony  (3 Credits)  

Practice in writing and analyzing contemporary chord progressions with emphasis on keyboard skills, ear training and creative writing.

MUS 241  Sight-Singing & Ear Training  (2 Credits)  

Study of aural non-diatonic exercises, advanced sight-singing, advanced melodic and harmonic dictation.

MUS 242  Sight-Singing & Ear Training  (1 Credits)  

Study of aural non-diatonic exercises, advanced sight-singing, advanced melodic and harmonic dictation.

MUS 243  Melody and Improvisation  (3 Credits)  

Provides guidelines for the disciplines of jazz improvisation through the use of melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and structured procedures.

MUS 245  Harmony/Keyboard  (2 Credits)  

More advanced keyboard harmony and part writing, including modulation, the augmented sixth chords, and the Neapolitan 6th chord. Harmonic and formal analysis; writing for various combinations of instruments in the second semester. (Meets three hours per week.)

MUS 246  Harmony/Keyboard  (2 Credits)  

More advanced keyboard harmony and part writing, including modulation, the augmented sixth chords, and the Neapolitan 6th chord. Harmonic and formal analysis; writing for various combinations of instruments in the second semester. (Meets three hours per week.)

MUS 247  Introduction to World Music  (3 Credits)  

Introduces the fundamentals of music through a survey of selected world music traditions. Music-making is examined within specific cultural settings that five context and meaning to performance. Draws on the broad interdisciplinary field of ethnomusicology, which provides insights into music's role as a rich form of human expression.

MUS 260  Band Instrument Survey  (1 Credits)  

Introduction to the principles of playing musical instruments including the rudiments of tone production and performance techniques of woodwind, brasswind, and percussion instruments. (Meets two hours per week.)

MUS 261  Percussion Class  (1 Credits)  

Development of the skills necessary for teaching instruments of the percussion family on the elementary and intermediate levels through practical experience. (Meets two hours per week.)

MUS 265  Practical Application in Electronic Music  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to various computer software used in digital audio music production and digital media, including hands-on instruction using MIDI sequencing and other techniques for producing electroacoustic music for the industry.

MUS 271  Vocal Diction  (1 Credits)  

Study of standard pronunciations for texts in English and Italian vocal literature using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). (Meets two hours per week.)

MUS 272  Vocal Diction  (1 Credits)  

Study of standard pronunciations for texts in French and German vocal literature using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). (Meets two hours per week.)

MUS 273  Voice Class  (1 Credits)  

Study of vocal techniques and survey of solo and choral literature designed to prepare students for training voices in the public schools. (Meets two hours per week.)

MUS 301  Music Appreciation  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the major forms and styles of music with emphasis on developing awareness and understanding of representative music literature including the relation of music to other aspects of history and the culture of Western civilization.

MUS 301H  Honors Music Appreciation  (3 Credits)  

Honors Music Appreciation is designed to introduce non-music majors to the major elements of music and the primary musical periods of traditional classical music. The course emphasizes active music listening and research.

MUS 303  Recitals Class  (0 Credits)  

Provides a forum for majors to perform music studied in applied lessons. Occasional workshops on specialized topics in lieu of recital performances. Attendance at on- campus and external concerts/recitals and arts presentations are also required.

MUS 304  Recitals Class  (0 Credits)  

Provides a forum for majors to perform music studied in applied lessons. Occasional workshops on specialized topics in lieu of recital performances. Attendance at on- campus and external concerts/recitals and arts presentations are also required.

MUS 310A  Band  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities to develop instrumental performance skills in a group setting. Band ensembles include Spartan Legion Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

MUS 310D  Concert Choir  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir promotes the mastery of choral music from all periods and styles while enhancing musicianship and an appreciation of choral singing for music majors and non-music majors alike.

MUS 310F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble bring collaborative musical ingenuity together with extraordinary showmanship to create performance groups that highlight the jazz idiom.

MUS 311A  Band  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities for percussionists to develop performance skills in a group setting.

MUS 311D  Concert Choir  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir promotes the mastery of choral music from all periods and styles while enhancing musicianship and an appreciation of choral singing for music majors and non-music majors alike.

MUS 311F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble bring collaborative musical ingenuity together with extraordinary showmanship to create performance groups that highlight the jazz idiom.

MUS 321A  Voice Minor  (1 Credits)  

A continuation of MUS 122A with more advanced emphasis on correct tone production and playing techniques. Exposure to a variety of literature for the particular string minor instrument.

MUS 321B  Piano Minor  (1 Credits)  

The course continues the development of basic piano skills necessary for application in the broad range of music professions.

MUS 322B  Piano Minor  (1 Credits)  

The course continues the development of basic piano skills necessary for application in the broad range of music professions.

MUS 325A  Applied Major/Voice  (2 Credits)  

Advanced study of greater technical difficulty; development of interpretation; repertory to include Italian songs of greater complexity; lieder of Schumann, Schubert, Franz; French songs of Hahn, Godard, Debussy; contemporary songs in English, moderately difficult oratorio, operatic, and musical theater literature; vocal exercises of Panofka; Marchesi, Lamperti, and others

MUS 325B  Applied Major/Piano  (2 Credits)  

Major and minor scales and arpeggios at increased speeds; scales in thirds; continued technical studies with exercises transposed to various keys; sight-reading of more difficult accompaniments; compositions of the level of Bach Two- and Three-Part Inventions, French and English Suites, WellTempered Clavier, sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven; selected compositions from the Romantic, Post-Romantic, and Modern periods.

MUS 325D  Applied Major/Brasswind  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on style, techniques, and range, continued work in Arban, Clark, Conn; Brandt, Orchestra Etudes; Bousquet, 36 Celebrated Studies; transposition from Caffarelli, 100 Studi Melodici. Solo literature: Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in Eb; Hummel, Trumpet Concerto; Damase, etc

MUS 325E  Applied Major/Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on performance repertoire; Recital Literature for Clarinet, Stubbins, Vols. I, II, III, IV; one selection from the standard sonata repertoire; all scales, major, minor and chromatic; diminished arpeggios

MUS 325F  Applied Major/Strings  (2 Credits)  

Studies from Kreutzer Etudes 1, 2, and 3; extended scales and arpeggios; double stops, study of concertos such as Mozart and Villa- Lobos, and sonatas such as Handel and Vivaldi.

MUS 325G  Applied Major/Percussion  (2 Credits)  

Study of all scales in thirds and sixths on marimba; selected three- stick marimba solos; timpani solos and difficult snare drum solos BY HaskelL Harr

MUS 326A  Applied Major/Voice  (2 Credits)  

Advanced study of greater technical difficulty; development of interpretation; repertory to include Italian songs of greater complexity; lieder of Schumann, Schubert, Franz; French songs of Hahn, Godard, Debussy; contemporary songs in English, moderately difficult oratorio, operatic, and musical theater literature; vocal exercises of Panofka; Marchesi, Lamperti, and others

MUS 326B  Applied Major/Piano  (2 Credits)  

Major and minor scales and arpeggios at increased speeds; scales in thirds; continued technical studies with exercises transposed to various keys; sight-reading of more difficult accompaniments; compositions of the level of Bach Two- and Three-Part Inventions, French and English Suites, WellTempered Clavier, sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven; selected compositions from the Romantic, Post-Romantic, and Modern periods.

MUS 326D  Applied Major/Brasswind  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on style, techniques, and range, continued work in Arban, Clark, Conn; Brandt, Orchestra Etudes; Bousquet, 36 Celebrated Studies; transposition from Caffarelli, 100 Studi Melodici. Solo literature: Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in Eb; Hummel, Trumpet Concerto; Damase, etc.

MUS 326E  Applied Major/Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on performance repertoire; Recital Literature for Clarinet, Stubbins, Vols. I, II, III, IV; one selection from the standard sonata repertoire; all scales, major, minor and chromatic; diminished arpeggios.

MUS 326F  Applied Major/Strings  (2 Credits)  

Studies from Kreutzer Etudes 1, 2, and 3; extended scales and arpeggios; double stops, study of concertos such as Mozart and Villa- Lobos, and sonatas such as Handel and Vivaldi.

MUS 326G  Applied Major/Percussion  (2 Credits)  

Study of all scales in thirds and sixths on marimba; selected three- stick marimba solos; timpani solos and difficult snare drum solos BY HaskelL Harr.

MUS 331  Music History  (2 Credits)  

Chronological survey of the development of music in the Western world from its beginnings through contemporary idioms, including illustration and analysis of styles, forms, and techniques characteristic of major periods in the history of music. (Meets three hours per week)

MUS 332  Music History  (2 Credits)  

Continued chronological survey of the development of music in the Western world through contemporary idioms, including illustration and analysis of styles, forms, and techniques characteristic of major periods in the history of music. (Meets three hours per week)

MUS 335  Jazz Literature & Criticism  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to basic performance of jazz and its derivatives, including popular music, tunes from musical theater, themes from motion pictures and television, as well as jazz classics. Emphasis on a critical analysis of the compositions and artists' performances. Knowledge of structural aspects of musical theory required.

MUS 336  Jazz History  (3 Credits)  

Contact the department for specific course information

MUS 346  Composition  (3 Credits)  

Presentation of techniques of original music compositions written under the guidance of the instructor. Emphasis on techniques of form, harmony, orchestration, and independence. (Meets three hours per week.)

MUS 351  Advanced Conductng  (2 Credits)  

Study of conducting technique with particular attention to interpretation, choral and instrumental styles, tempo, diction, articulation, nuance, group seating arrangements, voice categorization and auditioning. Conducting experience with laboratory group required

MUS 361  Woodwind Class  (1 Credits)  

Practical development of the skills necessary for teaching instruments of the woodwind family on the elementary and intermediate levels. (Meets two hours per week.)

MUS 362  Brassswind Class  (1 Credits)  

Practical development of the skills necessary for teaching instruments of the brasswind family on the elementary and intermediate levels. (Meets two hours per week.)

MUS 365  Recording & Music Production  (3 Credits)  

Learn to operate the digital consoles, microphones, and signal processing equipment that provide in-studio experience recording, mixing, producing, and editing professional quality music projects.

MUS 366  Music Video  (3 Credits)  

Create high-quality music videos while learning to shoot, edit, and synchronize pre-recorded music to videos. (Meets three hours per week.)

MUS 366H  Honors Music Video  (3 Credits)  

Create high-quality music videos while learning to shoot, edit, and synchronize pre-recorded music to videos. (Meets three hours per week.)

MUS 367  Protools 101  (3 Credits)  

Learn to use industry standard software sponsored by Avid to support hands-on digital audio editing. Pro Tools is designed to prepare students for intermediate digital audio editing in home and commercial studios

MUS 369  Protools 110  (3 Credits)  

This is the second level user certification course offered by Avid covering advanced techniques of post-production digital audio editing necessary for the music and film industries.

MUS 383  Meth Pub Sch Music  (2 Credits)  

Contact the department for specific course, information.

MUS 383I  Curriculum & Instructional Procedures in Teaching Music in the Public Schools (instrumental)  (2 Credits)  

Study of principles and procedures for implementing an elementary school music program, including its organization, administration, supervision, motivation, and techniques of teaching methods and materials. Special emphasis on multicultural content and appreciation; developing competencies in identifying and referring special students.

MUS 383V  Curriculum & Instructional Procedures in Teaching Music in the Public Schools (vocal)  (2 Credits)  

Study of principles and procedures for implementing an elementary school music program, including its organization, administration, supervision, motivation, and techniques of teaching methods and materials. Special emphasis on multicultural content and appreciation; developing competencies in identifying and referring special students.

MUS 384I  Curriculum & Instructional Procedures in Teaching Music in the Public Schools (instrumental)  (2 Credits)  

Study of the principles and procedures for conducting a music program in elementary school including organization, administration, and supervision of the music program; motivation and techniques of teaching; methods and materials. Special emphasis on multicultural content and appreciation; developing competencies in identifying and referring special students. (Meets three hours per week.)

MUS 384V  Curriculum & Instructional Procedures in Teaching Music in the Public Schools (vocal)  (2 Credits)  

Study of the principles and procedures for conducting a music program in elementary school including organization, administration, and supervision of the music program; motivation and techniques of teaching; methods and materials. Special emphasis on multicultural content and appreciation; developing competencies in identifying and referring special students. (Meets three hours per week.)

MUS 403  Recitals Class  (0 Credits)  

Provides a forum for majors to perform music studied in applied lessons. Occasional workshops on specialized topics in lieu of recital performances. Attendance at on- campus and external concerts/recitals and arts presentations are also required.

MUS 410A  Band  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities to develop instrumental performance skills in a group setting. Band ensembles include Spartan Legion Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

MUS 410D  Concert Choir  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir promotes the mastery of choral music from all periods and styles while enhancing musicianship and an appreciation of choral singing for music majors and non-music majors alike.

MUS 410F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble bring collaborative musical ingenuity together with extraordinary showmanship to create performance groups that highlight the jazz idiom.

MUS 411A  Band  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities for percussionists to develop performance skills in a group setting.

MUS 411D  Concert Choir  (1 Credits)  

The Concert Choir promotes the mastery of choral music from all periods and styles while enhancing musicianship and an appreciation of choral singing for music majors and non-music majors alike.

MUS 411F  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble bring collaborative musical ingenuity together with extraordinary showmanship to create performance groups that highlight the jazz idiom.

MUS 411G  Percussion Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

Provides enriching musical opportunities for percussionists to develop performance skills in a group setting.

MUS 421B  Piano  (1 Credits)  

The course continues the development of basic piano skills necessary for application in the broad range of music professions.

MUS 422B  Piano  (1 Credits)  

The course continues the development of basic piano skills necessary for application in the broad range of music professions.

MUS 425A  Applied Major/Voice  (2 Credits)  

Demonstration of sufficient technical mastery to permit the performance of appropriate repertoire of various languages and genres including selections from art song, oratorio, opera, musical theater, jazz, and pop; preparation of senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 425B  Applied Major/Piano  (2 Credits)  

Study of all major and minor scales, arpeggios, and studies executed with good technical mastery at approximately 100 to 120 MM quarter note; advanced sight- reading; compositions representative of advanced literature from different periods; preparation for senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 425D  Applied Major/Brasswind  (2 Credits)  

Continued emphasis on style, technique, range, transposition, exercises from Arban, Conn, Brandt, Caffarelli, and Charlier, 26 Etudes Transcendantes; orchestra literature from Bartold, Orchestral Excerpts, Vol. 15. Solo literature: Trumpet Tune; Clark; Trumpet Voluntary; etc. Preparation for senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 425E  Applied Major/Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

Preparation of senior recital or senior jury; transposition at major 2nd up and minor 2nd down; major and pure minor scales in 3rds; tonic, dominant seventh, and diminished arpeggios; review of previous scales and other technical requirements; transposition at major 2nd up; finished performances of compositions from MUS 325E, 326E and other compositions of different styles in preparation for senior recital, sight-reading of advanced literature.

MUS 425F  Applied Major/Strings  (2 Credits)  

Studies from Kreutzer Etudes 24-42; Schradieck's Technical Violin School; preparation for senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 425G  Applied Major/Percussion  (2 Credits)  

Three- or four-stick marimba solos from Haskell Harr, Marimba solos; timpani solos using three and four timpani; difficult snare drum solos; preparation of senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 426A  Applied Major/Voice  (2 Credits)  

Demonstration of sufficient technical mastery to permit the performance of appropriate repertoire of various languages and genres including selections from art song, oratorio, opera, musical theater, jazz, and pop; preparation of senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 426B  Applied Major/Piano  (2 Credits)  

Study of all major and minor scales, arpeggios, and studies executed with good technical mastery at approximately 100 to 120 MM quarter note; advanced sight- reading; compositions representative of advanced literature from different periods; preparation for senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 426D  Applied Major/Brass  (2 Credits)  

Continued emphasis on style, technique, range, transposition, exercises from Arban, Conn, Brandt, Caffarelli, and Charlier, 26 Etudes Transcendantes; orchestra literature from Bartold, Orchestral Excerpts, Vol. 15. Solo literature: Trumpet Tune; Clark; Trumpet Voluntary; etc. Preparation for senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 426E  Applied Major/Woodwind  (2 Credits)  

Preparation of senior recital or senior jury; transposition at major 2nd up and minor 2nd down; major and pure minor scales in 3rds; tonic, dominant seventh, and diminished arpeggios; review of previous scales and other technical requirements; transposition at major 2nd up; finished performances of compositions from MUS 325E, 326E and other compositions of different styles in preparation for senior recital, sight-reading of advanced literature.

MUS 426F  Applied Major/Strings  (2 Credits)  

Studies from Kreutzer Etudes 24-42; Schradieck's Technical Violin School; preparation for senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 426G  Applied Major/Percussion  (2 Credits)  

Three- or four-stick marimba solos from Haskell Harr, Marimba solos; timpani solos using three and four timpani; difficult snare drum solos; preparation of senior recital or senior jury.

MUS 440  Legal Protection to Music & Musicians  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the field of music law including performance and recording royalties, contracts, performing rights organizations, musical copyright procedures, and publication.

MUS 448  Arranging  (2 Credits)  

Scoring for small ensembles and for full band and orchestra; involves practical application of the knowledge of transposing instruments as well as applied knowledge of the purpose and the range of each band and orchestral instrument.

MUS 465  Advanced Practical Application in Electrical Music  (3 Credits)  

A hands-on course in shich each participant takes part in recording and mixing a variety of musical styles in a professional Pro Tools environment. Students learn to critically listen for the relationship between musical elements in order to successfully realize their artistic vision. Lectures cover analysis of musical structure, the nature of the multitrack process, tonalities and their interrelationships, and breakdowns of popular recordings and their musical balances.

MUS 493  Music Internship  (3 Credits)  

The professional internship in music is designed to provide practical experience in the student's major area of concentration. For music media juniors and seniors, opportunites for placement include the university's recording studio, and other studio's, radio, cable and production facilities. Additionally, students may select an internship (off campus placement) with music promotion, music production, music entertainment companies, or recording studios. In each case, students spend a semester working with professionals in a music media setting to gain practical experiences. Students are expected to conduct themselves as professionals in a job setting, and observe the policies and procedures governing professional behavior at the internship site.