Music Courses

MUS 100 - Ensemble
Hours: 0-2
Ensembles. Zero to two semester hour. (3-6 lab) (1, 2)

MUS 100B - Symphonic Band
Hours: 1
Ensembles. Zero to two semester hour. (3-6 lab) (1, 2)

MUS 100C - GLB/Chorale
Hours: 1
Ensembles. Zero to two semester hour. (3-6 lab) (1, 2)

MUS 100D - Drum Line
Hours: 1
Ensembles. Zero to two semester hour. (3-6 lab) (1, 2)

MUS 100G - Color Guard
Hours: 1
Color Guard

MUS 100H - Chamber Music
Hours: 1
This course provides the opportunity for instrumentalists to become familiar with a variety of music intended for small ensemble, through the study and performance of appropriate literature. The rehearsal schedule is intended to provide adequate preparation time for worthwhile performance experiences of quality literature. Students may also be presented with leadership opportunities, as appropriate and assigned. Crosslisted with: MUS 300H.

MUS 100I - Jazz Improvisation
Hours: 1
Ensembles. Zero to two semester hour. (3-6 lab) (1, 2)

MUS 100J - Jazz Ensemble
Hours: 1
Ensembles. Zero to two semester hour. (3-6 lab) (1, 2)

MUS 100M - Marching Band
Hours: 1
Marching Band. Zero to Two semester hour. (3-6 lab)(1,2)

MUS 100P - GLB/Percussion Ensemble
Hours: 1
Percussion Ensemble. Zero to Two semester hour. (3-6 lab)(1,2)

MUS 100R - Recital
Hours: 0-2
Recital. Zero to Two semester hour. (3-6 lab)(1,2)

MUS 100S - Chamber Singers
Hours: 1

MUS 100U - University Singers
Hours: 1
University Singers. Zero to Two semester hour. (3-6 lab)(1,2)

MUS 100V - University Band
Hours: 1
University Band - one semester hour This ensemble will provide the opportunity for members of the community and students from other academic disciplines to practice once a week and perform one concert each semester in a band.

MUS 100W - GLB/Wind Ensemble
Hours: 1

MUS 111 - Music Literature II
Hours: 3
(MUSI 1309) Music Literature, II. Three semester hours. (2) Designed for lower division music major students and deals with the characteristics of musical sound, the elements of music as they relate to literature, performance media, musical texture, and form as found in the music of recognized composers in the major periods of music history from the Renaissance to the present. Major emphasis will be given to active listening (recordings, tapes, live performances, etc.), reading about music, score reading, and organized verbal discussion of the music heard. Prerequisite: Music 1308 and 115 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 114 - Fundamental Theory
Hours: 4
Fundamental Theory. Four semester hours. (1) Theory for students whose placement scores indicate insufficient background for Theory I.

MUS 115 - Theory I
Hours: 0-4
(MUSI 1311) Theory I. Three semester hours. (1, 2) A study of fundamentals, chords, keys, voice leading, harmonic progression, inversions, cadences, phrases and periods. Concurrent enrollment with Music 117. Prerequisite: Pass placement test for 115 or Theory 114 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 117 - Ear Training I
Hours: 1
(MUSI 1116) Ear Training I. One semester hour. (2 lab) (1, 2) Fundamentals of music through sight singing, ear training and the incorporation of movable solmization. Studies involve elementary sight singing, dictation of melodic and harmonic intervals and dictation of rhythm and melody.

MUS 125 - Theory II
Hours: 1-4
(MUSI 1312) Theory II. Three semester hours. (1, 2) A study of non-chord tones and seventh chords. Concurrent enrollment with MUS 127. Prerequisite: Music 117 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 127 - Ear Training II
Hours: 1
(MUSI 1117) Ear Training II. One semester hour (2 lab). (1, 2) A course designed to enable students to sight-sing and take dictation in complex rhythms and melodies. Prerequisite: Music 117 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 131 - Accompanying
Hours: 2
Provides the piano major with instruction in piano accompanying/collaboration, including rehearsal techniques, sight reading skills, performance techniques and best practices, and a review of the standard wind and vocal repertoire. Crosslisted with: MUS 335.

MUS 132 - Jazz Piano
Hours: 1
Provides piano majors or students with intermediate to advanced piano skills training in jazz piano, including comping, basic improvisation, reading lead sheets, jazz theory, and jazz piano history.

MUS 133 - Class Instrument
Hours: 1
Class Instruments. One semester hour. (2 lab) (1, 2) Designed to provide the fundamentals of performance and functional performance abilities in brass, woodwinds, and percussion.

MUS 134 - Elementary String Class
Hours: 1
Elementary String Class. One semester hour. (2 lab) (2) Fundamentals of string instrument techniques taught in a semi-heterogenous grouping in which the instrumentation of a balanced string ensemble is maintained.

MUS 136 - Piano Class
Hours: 1
Class Piano. One semester hour. (2 lab) (1, 2) (a) (MUSI 1181) Elementary. Introduction to piano literature, chord structure and progressions, improvisation, and sight-reading techniques. Not applicable toward a degree in music. (b) (MUSI 1182) Intermediate. Continuation of (a). Prerequisite: 136a (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better. (c) (MUSI 2181) Advanced. Chord progressions, transposition, modulation, accompanying styles, and hymn tunes. Recommended prerequisite: 136b with a grade of "C" or better. Music majors must make a "C" or better. Applicable by music majors only toward a degree in instrumental music.

MUS 138 - Piano Technique I
Hours: 1
Piano Technique I provides piano majors with supplemental training in the areas of finger dexterity and coordination, score reading, transposition, sight reading, injury prevention, and special topics.

MUS 139 - Voice Class
Hours: 1-2
Voice Class. One or two semester hour. (2-4 lab) (1, 2) Fundamentals of voice production. For non-vocal majors.

MUS 141 - Diction I
Hours: 2
Diction for Singers. Two semester hours. (1) Teaches voice students the proper pronunciation and articulation of the English and Italian languages. The students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and application of this tool in the preparation and performance of solo vocal repertoire.

MUS 142 - Diction II
Hours: 2
Diction for Singers. Two semester hours. (2) Teaches students of voice the proper pronunciation and articulation of the French and German languages. The students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and the application of this tool in the preparation and performance of solo vocal repertoire.

MUS 143 - English Diction
Hours: 1
Teaches voice students the proper pronunciation and articulation of the English languages. The students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and application of this tool in the preparation and performance of solo vocal repertoire.

MUS 144 - Italian Diction
Hours: 1
Teaches voice students the proper pronunciation and articulation of the Italian language. The students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and application of this tool in the preparation and performance of solo vocal repertoire.

MUS 145 - German Diction
Hours: 1
Teaches voice students the proper pronunciation and articulation of the German language. The students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and application of this tool in the preparation and performance of solo vocal repertoire.

MUS 146 - French Diction
Hours: 1
Teaches voice students the proper pronunciation and articulation of the French language. The students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and application of this tool in the preparation and performance of solo vocal repertoire.

MUS 149 - Restricted Applied Music
Hours: 1-4
Restricted Applied Music. One semester hour. Music 149 is applied music at the beginner level. Most often used for Music Education majors who will be required to teach a variety of instruments other than their primary instrument.

MUS 151 - Minor Applied
Hours: 1-2
Minor Applied Music. One to four semester hours. (1, 2) Private instruction for music majors in keyboard, voice, instruments, or composition. The course includes recitals and performance forums with teacher-directed student evaluations and instructions. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 152 - Principal Applied
Hours: 1-4
Principal Applied. One to four semester hours. Private instruction for music majors in keyboard, voice, instruments, or composition. This course includes recitals and performance forums with teacher-directed student evaluations and instructions. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 215 - Theory III
Hours: 1-4
(MUSI 2311) Theory III. Three semester hours. (1, 2) A study of secondary functions, modulation, mode mixture, Neapolitan chord and augmented sixth chords. Concurrent enrollment with Music 217. Prerequisite: Music 125 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 217 - Ear Training III
Hours: 0-2
(MUSI 2116) Ear Training III. One semester hour. (2 lab) (1, 2) A course designed to enable students to hear, sing, and notate complex rhythms, modulating melodies, and harmonies. Prerequisite: Music 125 and 127 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 225 - Theory IV
Hours: 1-4
(MUSI 2312) Theory IV. Three semester hours. (1, 2) A study of augmented sixth chords, enharmonic spellings and modulations, chromatic harmony in the late nineteenth century and an introduction to twentieth-century practices. Concurrent enrollment with Music 227. Prerequisite: Music 215 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 227 - Ear Training IV
Hours: 1
(MUSI 2118) Ear Training IV. One semester hour. (2 lab) (1, 2) A course designed to enable students to hear, sing, and notate complex rhythms in opposing meters, chromatic and/or modulating melodies, and twentieth-century harmonies. Prerequisite: Music 217 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 230 - Introduction to Composition
Hours: 2
Basic Composition is the study of how original music is constructed. The course includes an emphasis on melodic construction and development, and a variety of harmonic practices. Intended as a continuation of and compliment to the work begun in the core Music Theory sequence, this course places an emphasis on contemporary and post-tonal approaches to music.

MUS 236 - Class Piano
Hours: 1
This course is designed for instrumental and vocal majors, to expand on the skills acquired in MUS 136, and to expose the student to more advanced skills and repertoire in preparation for the Piano Proficiency Exam. Prerequisites: MUS 136b with a grade of "C" or better, or at the consent of the instructor.

MUS 300 - Jazz Ensemble I
Hours: 1
Jazz Ensemble I, the Mane Attraction Jazz Ensemble I, the Mane Attraction is the premiere jazz ensemble of the University. Membership in the ensemble is awarded after a rigorous and competitive audition. Students performing in Jazz Ensemble I must read music quickly, be well-prepared through individual practice for each rehearsal, improvise well, demonstrate an awareness of varied jazz styles, and perform with solid technique and expressive nuance. As with all music ensembles, the course may be repeated for credit.

MUS 300H - Chamber Music
Hours: 1
This course provides the opportunity for instrumentalists to become familiar with a variety of music intended for small ensemble, through the study and performance of appropriate literature. The rehearsal schedule is intended to provide adequate preparation time for worthwhile performance experiences of quality literature. Students may also be presented with leadership opportunities, as appropriate and assigned.

MUS 300P - Percussion Ensemble I
Hours: 1
MUS 300P.012 Percussion Ensemble I Percussion Ensemble I is the premiere percussion ensemble of the University. Membership in the ensemble is awarded after a rigorous and competitive audition. Students performing in Percussion Ensemble I must read music quickly, be well-prepared through individual practice for each rehearsal, and perform with solid technique and expressive nuance. As with all music ensembles, the course may be repeated for credit.

MUS 300S - Chambers Singers
Hours: 1
MUS 300S.009 Chamber Singers MUS 300S.009 Chamber Singers ensemble is the most select vocal ensemble of the University. Membership in the ensemble is awarded after a rigorous and competitive audition. Students performing in Chamber Singers must read music quickly, know IPA and Solfege, be well-prepared through individual practice for each rehearsal, and perform with solid technique and expressive nuance. As with all music ensembles, the course may be repeated for credit.

MUS 300W - Wind Ensemble
Hours: 1
MUS 300W - Wind Ensemble The Wind Ensemble is the premiere ensemble of the University. Membership in the ensemble is awarded after a rigorous and competitive audition. Students performing in wind ensemble must read music quickly, be well-prepared through individual practice for each rehearsal, and perform with solid technique and expressive nuance. As with all music ensembles, the course may be repeated for credit.

MUS 305 - Integrated Arts for Elem Tch
Hours: 3
Integrated Arts for Elementary Teachers. Three semester hours. Combined with ART 305 and Theatre 305, this course is designed to introduce students to various creative theatre, visual, and musical arts contents and experience in the elementary school classroom.

MUS 306 - Vocal Song Literature
Hours: 3
Overview of solo vocal literature. Explores the origins of solo song, its significant composers, forms and styles from the Renaissance to the present in the four major singing languages: French, German, Italian, and English. This course is required of all vocal performance majors and recommended for all vocal music education majors.

MUS 310 - Music Technology
Hours: 3
Music Technology. Three semester hours. The course is intended primarily for music majors at the junior or senior level. Major topics discussed in the book Experiencing Music Technology (1996) by David Williams and Peter Webster will serve as the basis for course content.

MUS 313 - Fundamentals of Conductng
Hours: 2
Fundamentals of Conducting. Two semester hours. (2 lab) (1) Development of fundamental conducting skills and an introduction to basic issues of ensemble instructions and/or management. Prerequisite: Music 125 or equivalent.

MUS 316 - Analysis of Music Form
Hours: 2
Analysis of Music Form. Two semester hours. (1) Analysis of musical structure from simple binary and ternary forms, the rondo and sonata-allegro forms, and contrapuntal applications. Prerequisite: Music 215 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 318 - Counterpoint
Hours: 2
Counterpoint. Two semester hours. (2) Principles of contrapuntal writing in the style of J.S. Bach and his successors in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Prerequisite: Music 215 with a grade of "C" or better. Concurrent enrollment with Music 225 is permitted when necessary.

MUS 320 - Music Literature Beginner
Hours: 3
Music Literature for Elementary Music Education. Three semester hours. (1) Study of music literature from various cultures, eras, and styles appropriate for the beginning musician. The course is for music majors and incorporates vocal and instrumental performance, improvisation, and composition.

MUS 321 - GBL/Instruments in Elem Mus
Hours: 2
Three semester hours. This course provides prospective elementary general music teachers with the skills necessary to teach lessons using recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, and to accompany song with string instruments.

MUS 323 - GLB/Music History I
Hours: 3
Three semester hours. (1) A study of the historical development of the art of Western music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque Era. Particular attention will be given to music as an aspect of general cultural and intellectual history as well as to the evolution of musical forms and styles.

MUS 324 - GLB/Music History II
Hours: 3
Three semester hours. (2) A study of the historical development and cultural significance of Western art music from the 18th Century to the present. Particular attention will be given to the general stylistic characteristics of each musical period and the historical, technological, and societal reasons for their evolution.

MUS 326 - Piano Literature
Hours: 3
Piano Literature. Three semester hours. (2) Level I: A study of piano literature of the Baroque and classic eras. Level II: A study of piano literature of the Romantic era and the twentieth century. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 330 - Introduction to Composition
Hours: 2
Basic Composition is the study of how original music is constructed. The course includes an emphasis on melodic construction and development, and a variety of harmonic practices. Intended as a continuation of and compliment to the work begun in the core Music Theory sequence, this course places an emphasis on contemporary and post-tonal approaches to music. Prerequisites: MUS 215 or consent of instructor. Crosslisted with: MUS 230.

MUS 331 - Piano Pedagogy I
Hours: 3
A study of various methods and approaches to teaching piano, in class and/or studio environments.

MUS 332 - Piano Pedagogy II
Hours: 3
A continuation of the study of various methods and approaches to teaching piano, including class and studio environments. Prerequisites: MUS 331.

MUS 335 - Accompanying
Hours: 2
Provides the piano major with instruction in piano accompanying/collaboration, including rehearsal techniques, sight reading skills, performance techniques and best practices, and a review of the standard wind and vocal repertoire.

MUS 337 - Jazz Piano
Hours: 1
Provides piano majors or students with intermediate to advanced piano skills training in jazz piano, including comping, basic improvisation, reading lead sheets, jazz theory, and jazz piano history. Crosslisted with: MUS 137.

MUS 338 - Piano Technique II
Hours: 1
Piano Technique I provides piano majors with advanced training in the areas of finger dexterity and coordination, score reading, transposition, sight reading, injury prevention, and special topics. Prerequisites: MUS 138 - Piano Technique I.

MUS 351 - Minor Applied Music
Hours: 1-2
Minor Applied Music. One to four semester hours. Private instruction for advanced music majors in keyboard, voice, instruments, or composition. This course includes recitals and performance forums with teacher-directed student evaluations and instructions. All students must pass the upper division barrier examination prior to enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 352 - Principal Applied
Hours: 1-4
Principal Applied. One to four semester hours. Private instruction for advanced music majors in keyboard, voice, instruments, or composition. This course includes recitals and performance forums with teacher directed student evaluations and instructions. All students must pass the upper division barrier examination prior to enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 397 - Special Topic
Hours: 1-3
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

MUS 401 - Spec Tchg Tech
Hours: 1

MUS 403 - Voice Production
Hours: 2
Voice Production. Two semester hours. (2 lab) (2) An examination of techniques relating to vocal registration, resonance adjustments, and breath management for the singer. Includes age specific physiological developments and instructional needs of people from childhood through senior adults.

MUS 404 - Marching Band Technique
Hours: 2
Marching Band Techniques. Two semester hours. (2 lab) (2) A study of various styles of marching band presentation. Includes history on marching bands, music selection, computer based drill design and performance application.

MUS 410 - Hist & Org Choral Music
Hours: 2
History and Organization of Choral Music. Two semester hours. (2) A study of the history and development of choral music in the public schools. This course includes an examination of aesthetics and technological developments and requires observation of choral ensembles at various levels.

MUS 413 - Choral Conducting
Hours: 2
Choral Conducting. Two semester hours. (2) Continuation, development, and expansion of Music 313 with emphasis on choral conducting and issues related to the instruction and/or management of the choral ensemble.

MUS 414 - Instrumental Conducting
Hours: 2
Instrumental Conducting. Two semester hours. (2) Continuation, development, and expansion of Music 313 with emphasis on instrumental conducting. Prerequisite: Music 313.

MUS 416 - Orchestration I
Hours: 2
Orchestration/Arranging. Two semester hours. (2) Arranging for various vocal/instrumental ensemble combinations. Prerequisite: Music 215 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUS 419 - Instrumental Organization I
Hours: 3
A study of current and historical theories, practices, curriculum and literature involved in the effective organization, administration and teaching of the instrumental music program. Prerequisites: Completion of MUS 217 and 225, or permission of instructor.

MUS 420 - Instrumental Organization II
Hours: 2
A continuation of MUS 419, with particular focus on the study of the effective rehearsal techniques and strategies, the sequencing of instructional models, and pedagogical best practices for the instrumental music program. Prerequisites: Completion of MUS 313 and MUS 419 with a grade of C or better.

MUS 430 - Instrumental Literature
Hours: 3
A review of the repertoire for woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments in solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings. Appropriate pedagogical literature will also be reviewed.

MUS 437 - Internship in Piano Pedagogy
Hours: 3
Three semester hours. Supervised intern experiences in the instruction of piano in individual and group settings. Regular seminar sessions will focus on concerns directly related to teaching strategies. Prerequisites: MUS 331 or concurrent enrollment in MUS 332.

MUS 441 - Entrepreneurship in Music
Hours: 2
This course provides information on artistic and pragmatic areas for the aspiring professional musician. Topics include goal-setting, how to building professional networks, effective development and use of promotional materials, funding models, social media and the internet, and basic financial information. A wide range of career options in music will be explored.

MUS 450 - GLB/Mus and Mov for Child I
Hours: 3
Three semester hours. The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to teach elementary music for students in Kindergarten through second grade. Accordingly, the course will introduce pedagogical strategies that combine movement and music and examine music-specific topic such as the development child's singing voice approrpriate song literature, etc.

MUS 465 - GLB/Mus & Movmnt for Child II
Hours: 3
Three semester hours. The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to teach elementary music for students in grades three through six. Accordingly the course will introduce pedagogical strategies that combine movement and music activities and examine music-specific topics such as the development child's singing voice, appropriate song literature, etc. The course will introduce well-known pedagogical strategies such as Orff, Kodaly, Dalcrose, etc.

MUS 470 - Choral Literature
Hours: 3
Choral Literature. Three semester hours. (1) A comprehensive study of choral literature styles and genres from the Renaissance through the 21st Century including non-western cultures.

MUS 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: consent of department head.

MUS 490 - H Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
H Honors Thesis Hours: 6 Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

MUS 491 - H Honors Readings
Hours: 3
H Ind Honors Readings Hours: 3 Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

MUS 497 - Special Topic
Hours: 0-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

MUS 1308 - Introduction to Music Literature
Hours: 3
Designed for lower division students and deals with the characteristics of musical sound and the elements of music as found in the music of all of the world's cultures. Major emphasis will be given to active listening through recordings, live performances, reading about music, and organized discussions of the music heard.

MUS 1309 - History of Rock and Roll
Hours: 3
This course will provide opportunities for students to develop and broaden their familiarity with, and understanding of Rock and Roll and other forms of American popular music. Students will be guided through outside reading assignments, class discussion, aural/visual experiences, and written assignments to allow for an increased understanding of American popular music, its heritage, and its social and historical context.

MUS 1310 - Introduction to Jazz and Jazz Rock
Hours: 3
This course is designed as an introduction to the history and music of jazz and its cross over into jazz rock. Particular emphasis will be placed on the evolution of various jazz styles as they developed in New Orleans, Chicago, and Kansas City, the big band era of the 30s and 40s and Be-Bop and cool jazz of the late 50s and 60s Aspects of fusion jazz, new age and synthesized electronic music will be examined in the context of rock influences. Specific artists' musical styles will be compared and contrasted in terms of rhythm, melody, harmony, and structural consideration. Emphasis will be placed on the performers contribution to the genre through extensive listening to recorded examples.

MUS 1312 - World Music
Hours: 3
This course provides a survey of World Music which focuses on the music, musical styles, genres, traditions and theories of non-Western cultures. No previous musical experience is required to participate in this course.

MUS 1313 - Latin American Music
Hours: 3
This introductory course for non-majors examines the richness and diversity of Latin American and Caribbean music, covering traditional, popular, and classical repertoire. The course will trace the historical, cultural and socio-political aspects of Latin and Caribbean music on a global scale. Indian, African, and European influences are explored, and students will develop an appreciation for the cultural connections that exist within some of the world’s most vibrant and popular forms. Listening and discussion will focus on the most significant musical developments from early colonial times to the present.