Music (MUSI)

Head of Department: Eric Rice

Department Office: Room 229, Music Building

Major requirements

1001. Music Appreciation

Three credits. No previous training required. Not appropriate for students who have previously passed MUSI 1021 or 1022. Intended primarily for students who are not music majors.

An approach toward intelligent listening, illustrated by recordings. CA 1.

1002. Sing and Shout! The History of America in Song

Three credits. Lecture with discussion groups. Junda

Develop an understanding of American people, history and culture through the study and singing of American folk songs. CA 1. CA 4.

1003. Popular Music and Diversity in American Society

Three credits. Two lecture hours and one discussion hour per week. No prior musical training or knowledge required.

An introduction to popular music and diversity in America: jazz, blues, Top-40 pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres. Musicians and their music studied in the context of twentieth-century and contemporary American society, emphasizing issues of race, gender, class, and resistance. CA 1. CA 4.

1004. Non-Western Music

Three credits. Not open for credit to students who have passed MUSI 3421W. Intended primarily for students who are not music majors. Stephens

Folk, popular, and classical musics of selected non-Western cultures, with an emphasis on the distinctive characteristics of each culture. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

1005. Honors Core: Music and Nature, Music and the Environment

Three credits. No previous musical training required. Stanley

An exploration of how 1) musicians have drawn upon nature as a source of inspiration, and 2) music has been used, in the recent past and continuing today, to call attention to the dangers facing the environment. CA 1.

1006. Earthtones: Vocal Ensemble

(Also offered as FINA 1001.) One credit. One laboratory period. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic for a maximum of 8 credits.

World music vocal ensemble that brings to life the songs of specific cultures as a means to gain knowledge and understanding of communities, culture, spirituality and social justice. A fee of $25 is charged for this course. CA 1.

1011. Music Fundamentals and Ear Training I

Three credits.

Basic skills in note reading, rhythm, meter, pitch symbols, scales, key-signatures, intervals, triads, sight singing, and dictation. No previous training is required.

1012. Music Fundamentals and Ear Training II

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 1011.

Further development of skills in music reading, sight singing, and dictation.

1021. Introduction to Music History I

Three credits. Not intended for music majors.

Music history in relation to other arts from the early Christian era to J.S. Bach (1750). Some background in music fundamentals or performance is highly recommended. CA 1.

1022. Introduction to Music History II

Three credits. Not intended for music majors.

Music history in relation to other arts from the mid-18th Century to the present. Some background in music fundamentals or performance is highly recommended. CA 1.

1101. Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire

Required of all music majors every semester of residence. No credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

1103. Introduction to University-Level Musical Study

Zero credits. Required of all music majors during the first fall semester of residence. Students taking this course will be assigned a grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Study, rehearsal, audience and technology skills.

1107. Steel Pan Ensemble

One credit two-hour rehearsal and one sectional weekly.

Performance of a repertoire that varies from the traditional calypso and soca styles of Trinidad and Tobago to today’s pop music. No previous musical experience required.

1108. Marching Band

One credit. Three laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. McNeill, Mills

Repertoire, rehearsal techniques, preparation and presentation of marching band shows.

1109. Varsity Band

One credit. Two laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. McNeill, Mills

Repertory, rehearsal techniques, preparation and presentation of performances in support of the University community.

1110. Band

One credit each semester. Three laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Concert Band. McNeill, Mills, Renshaw

Repertoire, rehearsal technique, preparation and presentation of concerts.

1111. Chorus

One credit each semester. Three laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorale.

Choral repertoire from all periods, concentration on vocal and choral techniques as related to musical styles, preparation and presentation of concerts.

1112. University Symphony Orchestra

One credit each semester. Three laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Standard symphonic repertoire, technique of orchestral routine, preparation and presentation of concerts. CA 1.

1113. Chamber Ensemble

One credit each semester. Three laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Students may register for two or more sections concurrently with consent of instructors. As a requirement for credit, the student must participate in MUSI 1110, 1111, or 1112.

Chamber music for various combinations of voices, string, woodwind, brass, percussion and keyboard instruments. Preparation and presentation of concerts.

1114. Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir

One credit. One 2-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Preparation and presentation of concerts. Gospel and spiritual music of the Black experience.

1115. Jazz Ensemble

One credit. Two laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Jazz repertoire, rehearsal techniques, preparation and presentation of concerts.

1116. Small Ensemble

One credit. Two laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Students may register for two or more sections concurrently with consent of instructors. As a requirement for credit, the student must participate in MUSI 1110, 1111, or 1112.

Small ensemble music under the direction of a conductor. Preparation and presentation of concerts.

1117. Women’s Choir

One credit. Two 1½-hour laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Choral repertoire from all styles, concentration on vocal and choral techniques as related to musical styles, preparation and presentation of concerts.

1118. Collegium Musicum

One credit per semester. Two laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Rice

Performance practices, iconography, notation, instrumentation in vocal and instrumental music before 1700. Preparation and participation in historically authentic performance.

1119. Opera Workshop

One credit each semester. Three laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Performance practices. Preparation and participation in scenes from operatic repertoire.

1193. Foreign Study.

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of department head required, normally before the student’s departure to study abroad. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content.

Specific topics taken in a foreign study program.

1221. Secondary Applied Music

One credit each semester. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor and department head. Corequisite: All music majors must also participate in an appropriate requirement for ensemble by registering participation in MUSI 1110, 1111, or 1112 each semester unless exception is made by department head. For non-music majors, the requirement for ensemble participation is waived. May be repeated for credit. A fee of $500 listed as a “music major fee” is charged to non-majors who take this course.

Basic performance techniques. Elementary and intermediate repertoire. Primarily for students majoring in another applied area. A fee of $500 is charged for this course.

1222. Applied Music

Bn (Bassoon), Co (Cello), Ct (Clarinet), Em (Euphonium), Fe (Flute), Fn (French Horn), Gr (Guitar), Hp (Harp), Oe (Oboe), On (Organ), Pn (Percussion), Po (Piano), Se (Saxophone), Ss (String Bass), Te (Trombone), Tt (Trumpet), Ta (Tuba), Va (Viola), Vn (Violin), Ve (Voice).

One to three credits each semester. May be repeated for credit. Participation in an appropriate ensemble, MUSI 1110, 1111, or 1112, is required each semester for students registered in MUSI 1222 unless exception is made by the department head.

Open to qualified students. Before registering for the course, students must obtain an audition with the department and obtain the consent of the department head. Open only with consent of instructor.

1231. Class Instruction in Piano

One credit each semester. Two class periods and required practice. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Clark

1241. Applied Accompanying

One credit per semester. One class period per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. Intended for students whose area of emphasis is keyboard. An audition is required for all other students. May be repeated for credit.

Performance class in accompanying skills.

1251. Introduction to Diction for Singers

One credit. Two 1-hour laboratory periods. Prerequisite: concurrent registration in applied voice study under MUSI 1222, 3222, or 5323.

An introduction to the International Phonetic Association (IPA) symbols with special application to the study of English diction for singers.

1252. Italian Diction for Singers

One credit. Two 1-hour laboratory periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 1251 and concurrent registration in applied voice study under MUSI 1222, 3222, or 5323.

A continuing study of the IPA symbols with their special application to the study of Italian diction for singers.

1311. Ear Training and Musicianship I

One credit. Two 1-hour class periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor.

Devoted to the development of musicianship skills, including sight singing, rhythmic reading, melodic and harmonic dictation, and aural comprehension of musical structure.

1312. Ear Training and Musicianship II

One credit. Two 1-hour class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 1311.

Devoted to the continuing development of musicianship skills, including sight singing, rhythmic reading, melodic and harmonic dictation, and aural comprehension of musical structure.

1313. Harmony I

Three credits. Three 1-hour class periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. Not open for credit to students who have passed MUSI 135. Squibbs

Writing and analysis of tonal harmony; relation to melody and counterpoint.

1314. Harmony II

Three credits. Three 1-hour class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 1313. Not open for credit to students who have passed MUSI 136. Squibbs

Continuation of MUSI 1313.

1501. Applied Music Techniques

Bs (Brass), Pn (Percussion), Sg (String), Ve (Voice), Wd (Woodwind). One credit. Two laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Performance and teaching techniques.

1601. Introduction to Improvisation

One credit. One laboratory period. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.

Basic jazz theory and the elements of improvisation.

1701. Introduction to Music Education

One credit. Two class periods per week.

Overview of music education and the total music program, K-12 for music pre-teaching students. Demonstration and discussion of relevant approaches to the teaching of music at all levels. Explores career opportunities in music education and related fields. Includes class observations.

1995. Special Topics Lecture

Credits, prerequisites, and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

2253. German Diction for Singers

One credit. Two 1-hour laboratory periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 1251 and concurrent registration in applied voice study under MUSI 1222, 3222, or 5323.

A continuing study of the IPA symbols with their special application to the study of German diction for singers.

2254. French Diction for Singers

One credit. Two 1-hour laboratory periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 1251 and concurrent registration in applied voice study under MUSI 1222, 3222, or 5323.

A continuing study of the IPA symbols with their special application to the study of French diction for singers.

3222. Applied Music, Advanced Course

Credits and hours by arrangement. Ensemble required with conditions stated under MUSI 1222. Prerequisite: Advanced standing in performance as recommended by a faculty jury, recommendation by an instructor in this department, and consent of the Department Head; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit.

A continuation of MUSI 1222 for students with proven ability.

3231. Vocal Pedagogy

Two credits. Two class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 3222 and consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Vocabulary, methodology and practical application of pedagogical techniques.

3232. Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature

One credit. One or two instrumental hours per week. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. Corequisite: MUSI 3222 (Junior-Senior level).

3241. Orchestral Techniques

One credit. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

The art of practice, preparation, and performance of orchestral literature.

3311. Ear Training and Musicianship III

One credit. Two 1-hour class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 1312.

Devoted to the continuing development of musicianship skills, including sight singing, rhythmic reading, melodic and harmonic dictation focusing on chromaticism, and aural comprehension of musical structure.

3312. Ear Training and Musicianship IV

One credit. Two 1-hour class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 3311.

Devoted to the continuing development of musicianship skills, including sight singing, rhythmic reading, melodic and harmonic dictation focusing on chromaticism, and aural comprehension of musical structure.

3313. Harmony III

Three credits. Three 1-hour class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 1314.

Continuation of MUSI 1314.

3314. Harmony IV

Three credits. Three 1-hour class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 3313.

Continuation of MUSI 3313.

3321. Form and Analysis I

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3314; open only with consent of instructor.

Aspects of musical structure and style in works from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Application of a variety of approaches to analysis.

3322W. Form and Analysis II

Prerequisite: MUSI 3321; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Continuation of MUSI 3321. Emphasis on the larger works of the 19th-century and 20th-century styles.

3331. Composition I

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3314; open to juniors or higher. Fuchs

Creative writing in the smaller forms. Extensive analysis and discussion.

3332. Composition II

Two credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3331 and consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. Fuchs

3341. Introduction to Electronic Composition

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.

Composition by synthesizer and computer.

3342. Arranging for Music Educators

Two credits. Two class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 3312 and 3314. Fuchs

Through in-class instrument presentations and score study, students will be exposed to concepts and techniques of adapting and scoring music for small and large instrumental and vocal ensembles.

3351. Orchestration I

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3313 and consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Range, tone quality, and characteristics of the various orchestral and band instruments. Elementary scoring problems.

3361. Counterpoint I

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3314; open to juniors or higher.

Two- and three-voiced textures in the principal 16th-century styles: Josquin, Lassus, Palestrina.

3371Q. Twentieth Century Theory and Analysis

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3314 and MUSI 3321; open to juniors or higher. With consent of instructor, MUSI 3321 may be taken concurrently. Recommended preparation: A mathematics course.

Analytical techniques appropriate to selected styles of twentieth century music. Problems in twentieth century counterpoint and composition.

3401. Music History to 1750

(Formerly offered as MUSI 287.) Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 1314; open only to Music majors.

Medieval, Renaissance, to High Baroque periods. Score study, development of notation, and relation to other artistic traditions.

3402. Music History and Literature 1700-1830

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3401.

Leading composers, genres, elements of style, form and harmony, musical institutions and aesthetics in the High Baroque, Pre-classic, and Classic periods.

3403. Music History and Literature 1830 to Present

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3402.

The romantic period and the Twentieth Century.

3405. Music History from 1750 to the New Millennium

Four credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3401. Two 75-minute lectures per week plus one 50-minute discussion section.

Leading composers, genres, elements of style, form and harmony, musical institutions and aesthetics from 1750 through the New Millennium.

3409. Masterpieces of Western Music in Historical Context, 1700-1930

Two credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 1313, 1314, 3313, 3314, 3401 and 3405.

An analytical and stylistic study of selected masterpieces of Western music in their musical and broad historical contexts — cultural, social, political, critical, and interpretive.

3410W. Music, History, and Ideas

Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor.

Relationships of musical styles to cultural and intellectual backgrounds.

3421W. Music in World Cultures

Three credits. Not open for credit to students who have passed MUSI 1004. Prerequisite: MUSI 3403 and consent of instructor; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. CA 4-INT.

3601. Jazz Improvisation and Performance

One credit. One laboratory period. Prerequisite: MUSI 1601; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit.

Advanced jazz theory, styles, and ensemble techniques.

3631. Jazz Arranging I

Two credits. Two class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 1314 or equivalent and consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. MacDonald

Arranging and composition of chamber jazz ensembles and big band.

3632. Jazz Arranging II

Two credits. Two class periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 3631 and consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher. MacDonald

Continuation of MUSI 3631.

3721. Vocal Literature I

Two credits. Two class periods. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Corequisite: MUSI 3222 and consent of instructor.

Songs and arias of the Renaissance and Baroque Periods: Oratorio Literature.

3722. Vocal Literature II

Two credits. Two class periods. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Corequisite: MUSI 3222 and consent of instructor.

Classical Period Songs; German Lied.

3723. Vocal Literature III

Two credits. Two class periods. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Corequisite: MUSI 3222 and consent of instructor.

French melodie; Songs of Nationalistic origin.

3724. Vocal Literature IV

Two credits. Two class periods. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Corequisite: MUSI 3222 and consent of instructor.

British and American Songs; The Modern Period.

3777. Introduction to Audio and Recording

Three credits. One 3-hour class period. Prerequisite: Open only with instructor consent.

Audio theory and recording in the digital domain for musicians, performers, composers and digital media specialists.

3801. Acoustics and the Perception of Music

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.

Science of Music, using basic quantitative techniques.

3851. Music Technology for Music Teachers

Two credits. Laboratory. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the Music Education Degree program; open to juniors or higher.

Current approaches to the application of music technology to the task of teaching music in elementary and secondary schools.

3982. Practicum in Music

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

3993. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; consent of department head required. May be repeated with a change in course content.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

4333. Composition III

Two credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: MUSI 3332 and instructor consent; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit.

Individual instruction in musical composition.

4339. Composition Forum

One credit each semester. One 1-hour class period per week. Prerequisite: Acceptance into composition emphasis; instructor consent. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.

Weekly forum for students enrolled in the composition emphasis to discuss with each other, faculty, and visiting artists’ topics relevant to the professional development of composers. Topics include various aspects of the business of music, media technology, and score study.

4371. Theory Review

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.

An overview of traditional undergraduate theory. Intended for graduate students in Music.

4471. Seminar: The Life and Works of Individual Composers

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3403 and one MUSI 2000 or higher level W course; open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. With a change in content, may be repeated once for credit.

4473. Seminar: History of Musical Forms

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3403 and one MUSI 2000 or higher level W course; open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. With a change in content, may be repeated once for credit.

Sonata, concerto, madrigal, motet, or other musical forms.

4489. Procedures in Historical Research

Three credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 3403 and one MUSI 2000 or higher level W course; open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor.

A project-oriented approach to bibliographic tools and research methods applicable to the historical study of music.

4731. Conducting I

Two credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 1314; open to juniors or higher. Renshaw

Physical aspects of conducting, reading of full and condensed scores.

4732. Conducting II: Choral

Two credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 4731; open to juniors or higher.

4733. Conducting II: Instrumental

Two credits. Prerequisite: MUSI 4731; open to juniors or higher. Renshaw

4979. Senior Recital

Required of all Bachelor of Music performance majors. No credit. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Students completing this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

4995. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Classroom course in a special topic as announced in advance for each semester.

4999. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of head of department. May be repeated for credit.

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