MUS MUSIC (Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)
096-097. Beginning Piano - 2-0-1
Course for non-music majors designed to develop basic keyboard skills.
Includes solo and ensemble literature from traditional style periods and
basic skills encompassing reading, keyboard theory, harmonization,
transposition, improvisation and scales. Taught in a class setting.
101-102. Elementary Theory - 3-0-3
Fundamental training in scales, keys, notation, meter, rhythm, chord
structures, part writing and application to the keyboard. Elementary
sight singing and dictation. Includes computer-assisted learning.
108. Improvisation - 1-1-1
Beginning to advanced musical improvisation in various styles including
jazz, fusion, bebop, blues and others. Uses prerecorded and
computer-assisted rhythm sections. Offered to keyboardists and
instrumentalists. Taught in a class setting. PR: CI.
110. Opera Workshop - 0-2-1
Rehearsal and performance of scenes from opera literature.
111. Concert Choir - 3-0-1
This singing group offers qualified students an opportunity to become
acquainted with a broad variety of choral music. In addition to
presenting on-campus concerts each semester, the choir tours biennially.
No audition requirements. May be repeated for credit.
111a. Concert Choir - 3-0-0
Zero-credit option for Concert Choir.
115. Women's Ensemble - 3-0-1
Women's performance ensemble dedicated to the rehearsal, study and
performance of women's choral literature from the Medieval era to the
21st century. Open by audition to any woman, freshmen through seniors.
May be repeated for credit.
115a. Women's Ensemble - 3-0-0
Zero-credit option for Women's Ensemble.
121. Berry Singers - 3-0-1
This chamber vocal ensemble of mixed voices is open to all college
students who can qualify by audition. The Berry Singers limits
participation to 24 voices and presents a variety of examples of choral
art best suited to small ensemble. May be repeated for credit.
121a. Berry Singers - 3-0-0
Zero-credit option for Berry Singers.
131. Symphonic Band/Orchestra - 3-0-1
Open to qualified students by audition. These groups perform literature
from all style periods and present concerts on and off campus. May be
repeated for credit.
131a. Symphonic Band/Orchestra - 3-0-0
Zero-credit option for Symphonic Band/Orchestra.
132. Chamber Music - 2-0-1
Study and performance of literature of all periods for various woodwind, percussion and brass-ensemble combinations.
132a. Chamber Music - 2-0-0
Zero-credit option for Chamber Music.
141. Jazz Ensemble - 3-0-1
This ensemble consists of full sections of trumpets, trombones,
saxophones, rhythm-section instruments and other instruments as needed.
The group performs contemporary jazz/rock/pop music of all styles.
Membership is open to all college students.
141a. Jazz Ensemble - 3-0-0
Zero-credit option for Jazz Ensemble.
190. Instrumental Training - 2-0-2
General introduction to the basic techniques of performance for string,
brass, woodwind, percussion and fretted instruments for
noninstrumentalists. Not applicable to the music major's degree for
instrumentalists majoring in music education. Includes pedagogical
techniques and proficiency in each area.
191. String Methods - 2-0-2
Class instruction in string instruments.
192. Woodwind Methods - 2-0-2
Class instruction in woodwind instruments.
193. Brass Methods - 2-0-2
Class instruction in brass instruments.
194. Percussion Methods - 2-0-2
Class instruction in percussion instruments.
195. Voice Class - 1-0-1
Class instruction in voice for nonvocal majors.
196-197. Class Piano - 2-0-1
Sequence of courses in functional use of piano employing group and
individual techniques designed to develop keyboard proficiency for music
majors. Successful completion satisfies piano-proficiency requirements.
Basic keyboard skills include scales, arpeggios, harmonization,
transposition and improvisation.
201-202. Intermediate Theory - 3-0-3
Continuation of MUS 101-102. Triads, seventh chords, ninth chords,
nonharmonic tones, chromatic alteration. Diatonic, chromatic and
enharmonic modulation and application to the keyboard. A study of
18th-century contrapuntal writing and 20th-century compositional
techniques. Ear training and sight singing. PR: MUS 101-102.
215. Appreciation of Music - 3-0-3
Understanding of musical style, structure, media and forms, explained
and illustrated by performances and recordings. Open to students in all
departments. May not be counted toward a major or minor in music.
228. Topics in Music - 1 to 3 hours
Special topics in music offered on demand for areas of study not covered by the regular music curriculum.
247. Introduction to Music History and Related Literature - 2-0-2
Historical survey of music history and literature with emphasis on
representative forms, styles and composers. The course begins with the
Medieval period and goes to the present. Required for music minors.
296-97. Class Piano - 2-0-1
Continuation of 196-197. PR: MUS 196-197.
300. Seminar in Composition - 2-0-1
Developing compositional skill, extending from creative-style
explorations to synthesis of a personal style expressed in a complete
work. May be repeated for credit. PR: CI.
301. Form and Analysis - 2-0-2
Theory and analysis of musical forms, including binary, ternary, sonata,
rondo and dance forms. Harmonic analysis of representative works. PR:
302. Composition and Arranging - 3-0-3
Developing compositional skills with original compositions in simpler
forms, including contemporary materials and techniques of musical
composition. Approach to arranging through knowledge of timbre and range
of voices and instruments; opportunity to arrange for various media.
Laboratory experiences with MIDI technology including notation and
sequencing of class assignments. PR: MUS 101-102.
305. Music Curriculum - 2-2-3
Examination of the fundamentals of music curricula for preschool through
secondary education including content, style and technique for music
teaching; includes school-based field experience. PR: Admittance to
320. Musical Theatre - 3-0-3
(See THE 320.)
Appreciation of musical theatre throughout history with an emphasis on major influences and forms.
328-329. Conducting - 2-0-2
Development of skills of conducting and score reading. Special attention
to individual problems, including preparation of school groups for
concert and contest. PR: MUS 101-102.
346. Women in Music - 3-0-3
An introduction to women making music from the Middle Ages to the
present. Topics include composers and their music, performers,
iconography and ramifications of gender in vocal and instrumental
genres. Emphasis on historical context and reception.
347. Literature and History of Music I - 2-0-2
The history of Western music from early Greek and Hebrew music through
the Renaissance with an effort to pinpoint divergent idioms. PR: MUS
348WI-349WI. Literature and History of Music II, III - 3-0-3
The history of Western music from the beginning of the baroque period
through modernism to the present day, with an effort to pinpoint
divergent idioms. PR: MUS 101-102.
355. World Music - 2-0-2
Style and function of music in non-traditional style including the music
of Asia, Eastern cultures, Africa, South America, Europe and Australia,
as well as the development of American musical forms including jazz and
390. The Music Industry - 2-0-2
Overview of the music industry regarding arts business and concert
management, sales and promotion, professional associations and
organizations, publishing, instrument manufacturing, recording industry,
legal and financial services, retailing and wholesaling. Includes field
402. Music Education - 2-0-2
Materials and basic philosophy of the aims of music education in the
early childhood, middle-grades, junior- and senior-high school music
programs. Instructional management for student teaching. PR: Admittance
to teacher-education program.
422. Band Literature and Techniques - 2-0-2
Development of band instrumentation, marching techniques, performance
styles and literature. Detailed study of organization and administration
of the school instrumental program.
439. Choral Literature and Techniques - 3-0-3
Choral literature from early Renaissance to the present. Elements of
choral performance in public school, college and adult choral groups,
including the problems in tone quality, intonation and diction.
442. Opera Literature - 3-0-3
Standard masterworks of opera literature from 1600 to present.
444. Vocal Literature - 3-0-3
Song literature from 1600 to the present. Particular emphasis on interpretive problems. Class performance stressed.
446. Piano Accompanying - 1-2-1
Instruction and practical experience in accompanying.
447. Piano Methods - 2-2-3
Practical application of the principles of teaching piano by means of apprenticeship. Lectures and observations.
450. Piano Literature - 3-0-3
Survey of literature for piano from various periods of piano composition including analysis and performance.
496. Academic Internship - 3 to 9 hours
Problem-oriented experiences on specific academic problems relating to
the individual student's program of study, planned in consultation with
the student's advisor. PR: See general provisions for academic
internships in this catalog.
498. Directed Study - 1 to 3 hours
Advanced study of individual research of specific problems. PR: JS or SS, music major and approval of school dean.