Piano Class III
Continues developing skills acquired in Piano Class II to prepare music majors for piano competency exam, including sight reading, transposition, technique, and repertoire. Prerequisite: MUS 161. Each semester.
Piano Skills Seminar
Continues group instruction in preparation of the Piano Competency Exam for music majors. Continues development of functional and applied piano skills including piano technique, chording, harmonization, and accompaniment skills. Credits earned do not apply toward graduation. Prerequisite: MUS 220 or MUSA 125. Each semester.
Music In Elem Classroom
Investigates the pertinent fundamentals of music which can be incorporated by the non-music teacher. Presents pedagogical techniques that develop singing, listening, rhythm, movement, and musical skills. Equips future elementary teachers with skillsto employ a variety of musical techniques in the classroom. No prerequisites. Each semester.
Integ Arts Into Elem Classroom
Investigates fundamentals of music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts which can be incorporated as primary media for communication, inquiry, and engagement by the elementary classroom teacher into instruction in other subject areas. Presents pedagogical techniques that address elements and standards for each arts area.
Music Theory III
Continuation of Theory II. Emphasizes chromaticism and musical forms as developed in the Baroque and Classical periods. Prerequisite: MUS 127, Grade of C or better. Fall, annually.
Music Theory IV
Continuation of Theory III. Emphasizes advanced harmony and analysis of musical forms from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century. Prerequisite: MUS 226, Grade of C or better. Spring, annually.
Aural Skills III
Continuation of Aural Skills II. Emphasizes increasingly complex melodies, rhythmic and harmonic progressions. Prerequisite: MUS 129, Grade of C or better. Fall, annually.
Aural Skills IV
Continuation of Aural Skills III. Emphasizes complex melodies (modal, tonal, and atonal), rhythmic and harmonic material. Study includes 20th models of tonal organizations. Prerequisite: MUS 228, Grade of C or better. Spring, annually.
Intro To Music Technolog
Introduces the principles and applications of computers, synthesizers, and music synthesis to new music technologies. Achieves understanding through lectures, reading assignments, and hands-on experience with computers, synthesizers, and appropriatecomputer software programs. Stresses applications of these new technologies to educational settings. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MUS 160 or equivalent proficiency as verified by the instructor.
Introduces playing and teaching brass instruments. Includes techniques of tone production, fingering, and class procedure learned through individual and ensemble playing. Students expected to develop an elementary proficiency on each instrument. Spring, annually.
Introduces playing and teaching the string instruments. Includes techniques of tone production, fingering, and class procedure learned through individual and ensemble playing. Students expected to develop an elementary proficiency on each instrument. Fall, annually.
Introduces playing and teaching standard percussion instruments. Includes the characteristics of various standard percussion instruments, performance techniques, development of performing ability necessary to develop an elementary proficiency on each instrument. Fall, annually.
Introduces the guitar and bass guitar. Divided into three sections. First section introduces folk guitar techniques and styles, covering basic guitar chords, chordal progressions, melodic harmonization and chord chart reading. Second section introduces finger picking styles, such as classical, country, and jazz styles. Final section introduces the bass guitar. Students must provide their own acoustic six-string classic or folk guitar for class. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or permission of the instructor. Each semester.
Introduces playing and teaching techniques woodwind instruments. Includes techniques of tone production, fingering, and class procedure learned through individual and ensemble playing. Students expected to develop an elementary proficiency on eachinstrument.
History Of Jazz
Emphasizes the nature and process of jazz and particularly its historical background and development in the United States. Presents logical musical derivatives and developments and demonstrates the important elements that comprise individual jazz sty,les as they have evolved to the present time. Alternate years.
Survey Of American Music
Provides a complete historical survey of American music from approximately 1620 to the 1980s. Includes musical trends and various styles and musical forms, i.e., religious music, folk music, popular music, and classical music of significant Americancomposers. Presents and analyzes styles and trends in their historical context. Utilizes tapes and live concerts. Prerequisite: MUS 111 or 112, or the permission of the instructor. Course offered in the spring term of each year, and also fall term as faculty load permits.
Examines the physical nature and function of the vocal instrument and breathing process and how they relate to the fundamental principles of teaching vocal technique. Applies knowledge to the principles of vocal production and technique through lectu,"res, demonstration, and discussion, as well as group participation in instructing each other. Prerequisite: Minimum of four semesters of voice or Voice Class I and II, or permission of instructor. Spring, biennially.
Intro To Music Business
Introduces today's multi-faceted music industry. Includes music retailing, instrument sales, the music agent, artist management, contracts, concert promotion, licensing, publishing, copyright, songwriting, unions and guilds, music in production, advertising and promotion, music in broadcasting and film, and career planning and development. Does not count toward humanities requirement. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
Music Education Seminar
Designed for students preparing to enter the upper-division music methods courses. Introduces students to major components of music teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Emphasis is placed on philosophical, psychological, historical, and practical issues affecting the process of music teaching and learning.
Music majors elect this course if they are presenting a recital in their junior year of applied study. Elected concurrently with MUS 110. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in upper-division applied study and successfully complete an audition. Each semes,ter.
MUSA 130-145 may be taken for one credit or for no credit. Credits earned may not be counted among the humanities in general education but may be counted under personal development and life skills and under free electives. Open to all students with, permission of instructor. 300-level reserved for music majors only.
Elem Music Meth
Explores the role of music in elementary school; the roles of classroom teachers, the music specialists, and the consultant. Plans, attitudes, and problems in teaching vocal and instrumental music; curriculum development. Evaluation of musical experience and growth in primary, intermediate, and upper elementary grades. Includes music reading as an integral part of the total music program, musical growth and experience in singing, part-singing, listening, instrumental and rhythmic activities. Emphasizes development of ability to use the voice effectively in teaching, and on the thorough familiarity with music series texts, use of keyboard, rhythmic instruments, recordings, and new developments in teaching aids. Introduces the Orff and Kodaly|
Jr High-Sec Mus Meth
Music Comp for Non-Musicians
Explores the fundamental elements of music - rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, timbre, and form - the characteristics and parameters of each, their interactions, and how they are manipulated in creating music. Focus will be placed on analyzing existing musical compositions and composing original musical works in a variety of mediums.
Music From 1750-1900
Intensive study of the musical styles of the pre-classical, classical, and romantic periods of western music. Discusses important composers and their literature in relation to artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of their period. Emphasizes analysis and listening. Prerequisite: MUS 127 or by permission. Fall, annually.
Music From Antiqui-1750
Intensive study of the musical styles from the ages of classical Greece and Rome through the Baroque period, including the foundations of plainchant, early polyphony, sacred, and secular music of the 13th to mid-18th centuries. Discusses important composers and their literature in relation to artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of their period. Emphasizes analysis and listening. Prerequisite: MUS 127 or by permission. Spring, annually.
20th Century Music
Intensive study of the musical styles of the late Romantic Period (1890) through the 20th century. Discusses important composers and their literature in relation to artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of their period. Emphasizes analysis and listening. Prerequisite: MUS 127, 345, or by permission. Fall, annually.
Art Song Lit
Explores representative song repertoire of the German lied and the English language art song from historical and performance perspectives. Stresses the songs of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss, Britten, and Rorem. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of the instructor. On demand.
Art Song Lit II
Explores representative song repertoire of French, Italian, Slavic, and Russian composers from historical and performance perspectives. Stresses the songs of Faure, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, and Moussorgsky. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permissionof the instructor. On demand.
Surveys keyboard music from the Renaissance to the present. Representative works from each period are selected for careful study and analysis, emphasizing performance practices as well as formal and stylistic elements in the music. Includes the development of various keyboard instruments. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of instructor. Offered when faculty is available.