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Jazz Styles & Appreciation
MUS  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
This survey course is geared to the non-musician and explores the stylistic periods of jazz as well as it most influential performers, starting with its roots in the music of West Africa through the years of Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Cool, and Progressive Jazz. Music literature, style, and performance are examined, along with the lives of significant composers/musicians and their impact on the cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic issues of their day.
Opera Musical Theatre Perform
MUS  0102 1.00 Credit Hours
Performance of a role along with active participation in the different areas of staging the musical or opera. Credit is applied after departmental evaluation and approval at the end of the semester. (Students may not receive credit from both the theatre department and music department for the same production.)
Class Piano I
MUS  0103 1.00 Credit Hours
Beginning piano for majors with little or no background. Emphasis on keyboard orientation, intervallic reading and I, IV, V chord structures.
Class Piano II
MUS  0104 1.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of Class Piano 103. Emphasis on improving reading skills and musicianship. Includes elementary repertoire, harmonization and accompaniment. Prerequisite: MUS 103 or approval of instructor
Voice Class
MUS  0105 1.00 Credit Hours
Instruction and practice in singing intended for non-voice majors. This course will emphasize vocal technique, such as breathing and resonance, and will involve individual performances for the class in various styles. Prerequisites: None.
World Music
MUS  0106 3.00 Credit Hours
An ethnomusical survey of select indigenous musics and their cultures. The musical cultures selected for study are not those found in Eurocentric (Western art) musics. There are no prerequisites.
Aural Skills I
MUS  0107 1.00 Credit Hours
Basic fundamentals of ear training, sight-signing, harmonic and rhythmic dictation. Course for music majors; others by consent of instructor. Students must pass an aural skills placement exam or complete Fundamentals of Music.
Aural Skills II
MUS  0108 1.00 Credit Hours
Sequential class on ear training, sight-signing, harmonic and rhythmic dictation. Course for music majors; others by consent of instructor. Students must pass MUS 0107 Aural Skills I or the appropriate aural skills placement exam.
Music Appreciation
MUS  0110 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of masterpieces of Western musical literature; intended for non-music major.
Music Theory I
MUS  0111 3.00 Credit Hours
Basic fundamentals of music with initiation of harmonic analysis, and part-writing. Course for music majors; others by consent of instructor. Students must pass a music theory placement exam as administered by the Music Department.
Music Theory II
MUS  0112 3.00 Credit Hours
Sequential course in written harmonic analysis, and part-writing. Course for music majors; others by consent of instructor. Students must pass a MUS 0111 Music Theory II or appropriate music theory placement exam.
Elective in Jazz Improvisation
MUS  0114 1.00 Credit Hours
A performance-oriented lab in jazz combo and small ensemble settings which includes study of chord types, scales, chord progressions, standard literature, and transcription. Course may be taken eight times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Elective
MUS  0115 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Elective
MUS  0116 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Elective
MUS  0117 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Elective (Private Lessons). Class may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Elective
MUS  0118 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Concert Chorale
MUS  0121 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all university students. Preparation and performance of great choral works. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Concert Chorale
MUS  0122 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all university students. Preparation and performance of great choral works. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Chamber Singers
MUS  0123 1.00 Credit Hours
Chamber Singers, the premier chamber choral ensemble at MSSU, provides the serious singer the opportunity to prepare and present a variety of musical styles spanning all historical periods, choral genres, and cultural perspectives. This ensemble represents the university through regular public performances, recruitment touring, and tours abroad. Although this class meets/rehearses three days a week for the aforementioned hours, some outside rehearsals will be required. Prerequisite: Audition at the start of the semester during the first week of classes. Co-requisite: Enrollment in Concert Chorale MUS 121, 321 (F) and 122, 322 (S) and 1-2 credits of Applied Music Major Voice MUS 267, 467 (F) and MUS 268, 468 (S) or Applied Music Elective Voice MUS 166, 366 (F-1cr) and MUS 165, 365 (S-1cr) or MUS 168, 368 (F-2cr) and MUS 167, 367 (S-2cr).
Chamber Singers
MUS  0124 1.00 Credit Hours
Chamber Singers, the premier chamber choral ensemble at MSSU, provides the serious singer the opportunity to prepare and present a variety of musical styles spanning all historical periods, choral genres, and cultural perspectives. This ensemble represents the university through regular public performances, recruitment touring, and tours abroad. Although this class meets/rehearses three days a week for the aforementioned hours, some outside rehearsals will be required. Prerequisite: Audition at the start of the semester during the first week of classes. Co-requisite: Enrollment in Concert Chorale MUS 121, 321 (F) and 122, 322 (S) and 1-2 credits of Applied Music Major Voice MUS 267, 467 (F) and MUS 268, 468 (S) or Applied Music Elective Voice MUS 166, 366 (F-1cr) and MUS 165, 365 (S-1cr) or MUS 168, 368 (F-2cr) and MUS 167, 367 (S-2cr).
Applied Music Piano Elective
MUS  0125 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Piano Elective
MUS  0126 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Piano Elective
MUS  0127 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Piano Elective
MUS  0128 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Opera
MUS  0133 2.00 Credit Hours
History, production, and performance of one act operas, operatic excerpts, musicals, and light opera. Academic concentration the first six weeks on opera history and opera production with the last 10 weeks focusing upon the particular opera selected for production the spring semester of that year.
Applied Music Percussion Elec
MUS  0135 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Percussion Elec
MUS  0136 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Percussion Elec
MUS  0137 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Percussion Elec
MUS  0138 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Jazz Orchestra
MUS  0141 1.00 Credit Hours
A jazz ensemble open to all students who are qualified instrumentalists. The Jazz Orchestra will prepare and present several concerts during the year, while dealing primarily with music of the jazz idiom. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit. Co-requisite: MUS 191.
Jazz Orchestra
MUS  0142 1.00 Credit Hours
A jazz ensemble open to all students who are qualified instrumentalists. The Jazz Orchestra will prepare and present several concerts during the year, while dealing primarily with music of the jazz idiom. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit. Co-requisite: MUS 192.
Applied Music String Elective
MUS  0145 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music String Elective
MUS  0146 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music String Elective
MUS  0147 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music String Elective
MUS  0148 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Orchestra
MUS  0151 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all qualified students who play orchestral instruments. Rehearsal and public performance of standard orchestral literature. Prerequisites: Permission of director of orchestra. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Orchestra
MUS  0152 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all qualified students who play orchestral instruments. Rehearsal and public performance of standard orchestral literature. Prerequisites: Permission of director of orchestra. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Elec
MUS  0155 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Elec
MUS  0156 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Elec
MUS  0157 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Elect
MUS  0158 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Jazz Unlimited
MUS  0161 1.00 Credit Hours
Jazz Unlimited, the highly-select popular music ensemble, provides the serious singer the opportunity to prepare and present a variety of jazz, Broadway, popular music, and Renaissance madrigals. A small recruitment tour happens in both semesters. Prerequisite: Audition at the start of the semester. Co-requisite: Concert Chorale MUS 121, 321 (F) and 122, 322 (S).
Jazz Unlimited
MUS  0162 1.00 Credit Hours
Jazz Unlimited, the highly-select popular music ensemble, provides the serious singer the opportunity to prepare and present a variety of jazz, Broadway, popular music, and Renaissance madrigals. A small recruitment tour happens in both semesters. Prerequisite: Audition at the start of the semester. Co-requisite: Concert Chorale MUS 121, 321 (F) and 122, 322 (S).
Applied Music Voice Elective
MUS  0165 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Elective
MUS  0166 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Elective
MUS  0167 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Elective
MUS  0168 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Brass Choir
MUS  0171 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all students with band instrument experience. Performance of literature for brass ensemble. Each class may be taken two times for credit.
Brass Choir
MUS  0172 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all students with band instrument experience. Performance of literature for brass ensemble. Each class may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Elec:Composition
MUS  0175 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Elective: Composition is a course in the private lesson format similar to other Applied Music Offerings (brass, piano, percussion, string, woodwind, and voice). Lower division applied music offerings may be taken twice for credit.
Applied Music Elec:Composition
MUS  0176 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Elective: Composition is a course in the private lesson format similar to other Applied Music Offerings (brass, piano, percussion, string, woodwind, and voice). Lower division applied music offerings may be taken twice for credit.
Intro to Conducting: Choral Em
MUS  0181 2.00 Credit Hours
The three primary objectives of this course are to prepare the mind, train the body, and cultivate the soul so that each conductor may clearly, artistically, and powerfully communicate with members of an ensemble. Each student will learn fundamentals of conducting and how to apply those skills specifically in the choral setting, while also having the chance to do that in the instrumental setting. Individual conducting skills will be developed through in-class conducting opportunities and out-of-class practice. Baton technique and non-baton technique, along with factors in interpretation, score reading, and rehearsal procedures for both vocal and instrumental organizations, with specific focus on the choral ensemble, will be the focus of this introductory course. 2-hours of lecture, with a 1-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: MUS 211.
Intro to Conducting: Instrmntl
MUS  0182 2.00 Credit Hours
The three primary objectives of this course are to prepare the mind, train the body, and cultivate the soul so that each conductor may clearly, artistically, and powerfully communicate with members of an ensemble. Each student will learn fundamentals of conducting and how to apply those skills specifically in the instrumental setting, while also having the chance to do that in the choral setting. Individual conducting skills will be developed through in-class conducting opportunities and out-of-class practice. Baton technique and non-baton technique, along with factors in interpretation, score reading, and rehearsal procedures for both instrumental and vocal organizations, with specific focus on the instrumental ensemble, will be the focus of this introductory course. 2-hours of lecture, with a 1-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: MUS 211.
Percussion Ensemble
MUS  0183 1.00 Credit Hours
Select chamber ensemble open to percussion majors and other qualified percussionists. Includes the study and performance of a cross-section of literature for percussion ensemble to include classical, popular, and ethnic styles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Percussion Ensemble
MUS  0184 1.00 Credit Hours
Select chamber ensemble open to percussion majors and other qualified percussionists. Includes the study and performance of a cross-section of literature for percussion ensemble to include classical, popular, and ethnic styles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
MUS  0185 1.00 Credit Hours
Select chamber ensemble open to woodwind majors and other qualified woodwind performers. Includes the study and performance of literature for various woodwind ensembles including classical, romantic and 20th century music. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
MUS  0186 1.00 Credit Hours
Select chamber ensemble open to woodwind majors and other qualified woodwind performers. Includes the study and performance of literature for various woodwind ensembles including classical, romantic and 20th century music. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Wind Ensemble
MUS  0187 1.00 Credit Hours
This select ensemble is open to instrumental music majors and non-majors of qualified musical ability. The ensemble will study and perform challenging wind ensemble and symphonic band literature from the baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century contemporary music. The ensemble will prepare and present several concerts during the year. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Wind Ensemble
MUS  0188 1.00 Credit Hours
This select ensemble is open to instrumental music majors and non-majors of qualified musical ability. The ensemble will study and perform challenging wind ensemble and symphonic band literature from the baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century contemporary music. The ensemble will prepare and present several concerts during the year. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Marching Band
MUS  0191 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all qualified students with high school band experience. A study and practice of the fundamentals of drill and presentation of musical marching maneuvers. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Concert Band
MUS  0192 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all qualified students with band instrument experience. Rehearsal and public performances of composite repertoire. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Opera Musical Theatre Perform
MUS  0202 1.00 Credit Hours
Performance of a role along with active participation in the different areas of staging the musical or opera. Credit is applied after departmental evaluation and approval at the end of the semester. (Students may not receive credit from both the theatre department and music department for the same production.)
Class Piano III
MUS  0203 1.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of Class Piano 104. Emphasis on developing the skills required to pass the Piano Proficiency Exam. Repeatable until piano proficiency is achieved. Prerequisite: MUS 104 or approval of the instructor.
Music Theory III
MUS  0211 3.00 Credit Hours
Secondary dominant functions, augmented sixth chords, advanced chromatic and enharmonic modulation, introduction to contemporary styles, and short original compositions. Prerequisite: MUS 112.
Music Theory IV
MUS  0212 3.00 Credit Hours
A study of selected contemporary styles: pan-triadie, bitonal and poly-chordal, quartal harmony, pandiatonicism, serial techniques and short original compositions. Prerequisite: MUS 211.
Elective in Jazz Improvisation
MUS  0214 2.00 Credit Hours
A performance-oriented lab in jazz combo and small ensemble settings which includes study of chord types, scales, chord progressions, standard literature, and transcription. Course may be taken eight times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Major
MUS  0217 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Major
MUS  0218 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Italian & German Vocal Diction
MUS  0220 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied voice students receive instruction in the correct pronunciation of Italian and German, as used in the study of vocal literature.
French & English Vocal Diction
MUS  0221 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied voice students receive instruction in the correct pronunciation of French and English, as used in the study of vocal literature.
Applied Music Piano Major
MUS  0227 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Piano Major
MUS  0228 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
String Techniques
MUS  0231 1.00 Credit Hours
Class instruction in the string instruments, including a study of methods and materials to be used in the teaching of beginning students.
Brass Techniques
MUS  0232 1.00 Credit Hours
Class instruction in the brass instruments, including a study of methods and materials to be used in the teaching of beginning students.
Percussion Techniques
MUS  0233 1.00 Credit Hours
Class instruction in the percussion instruments, including a study of methods and materials to be used in the teaching of beginning students. Not open to percussion majors.
Woodwind Techniques
MUS  0234 1.00 Credit Hours
Class instruction in the woodwind instruments, including a study of methods and materials to be used in the teaching of beginning students.
Applied Music Percussion Major
MUS  0237 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Percussion Major
MUS  0238 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Recital Attendance
MUS  0240 0.00 Credit Hours
Attendance at designated afternoon and evening recitals and concerts is required of all music majors each semester. BSE majors may take the course seven times for credit; BA performance majors may take the course eight times for credit, BA music industry majors may take the course four times for credit.
Musical Theatre
MUS  0243 3.00 Credit Hours
History, production, and performance of musical theatre. Academic concentration on scenes from musicals with emphasis on acting, music, and dance techniques needed for musical productions, and focus upon representative musicals from the past fifty years and more specifically on the particular musical selected for production in the spring semester of that school year. Course also offered under Th 243.
Applied Music String Major
MUS  0247 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music String Major
MUS  0248 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Major
MUS  0257 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Major
MUS  0258 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Major
MUS  0267 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Major
MUS  0268 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Topics in Music
MUS  0298 1.00 Credit Hours
Study of special topics in music not included in another course. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Opera Musical Theatre Perform
MUS  0302 1.00 Credit Hours
Performance of a role along with active participation in the different areas of staging the musical or opera. Credit is applied after departmental evaluation and approval at the end of the semester. (Students may not receive credit from both the theatre department and music department for the same production.)
Choral Techniques
MUS  0309 2.00 Credit Hours
Designed to formulate principles for directing secondary and adult choral ensembles. Covers motivational techniques, including body language, verbal skills, understanding of the vocal mechanism and the function of rhythm in the musical phrase. Explores various organizational methods, rehearsal procedures, and teaching materials. Also includes conducting techniques conducive to encouraging proper vocal technique. Prerequisite: MUS 182.
History of Music I
MUS  0311 3.00 Credit Hours
General survey of history of music from Greek period to 18th century. Prerequisite: MUS 112.
History of Music II
MUS  0312 3.00 Credit Hours
From 18th century to the present. Score reading required. Prerequisite: MUS 112.
Applied Music Brass Elective
MUS  0315 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Elective
MUS  0316 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Elective
MUS  0317 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Elective
MUS  0318 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Vocal Repertoire
MUS  0320 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied voice students are exposed to various musical repertoire styles and genres. Students will both research and perform repertoire unfamiliar to them in order to expand their understanding of vocal repertoire. Prerequisites: MUS 111 and MUS 112.
Concert Chorale
MUS  0321 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all university students. Preparation and performance of great choral works. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Concert Chorale
MUS  0322 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all university students. Preparation and performance of great choral works. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Chamber Singers
MUS  0323 1.00 Credit Hours
Chamber Singers, the premier chamber choral ensemble at MSSU, provides the serious singer the opportunity to prepare and present a variety of musical styles spanning all historical periods, choral genres, and cultural perspectives. This ensemble represents the university through regular public performances, recruitment touring, and tours abroad. Although this class meets/rehearses three days a week for the aforementioned hours, some outside rehearsals will be required. Prerequisite: Audition at the start of the semester during the first week of classes. Co-requisite: Enrollment in Concert Chorale MUS 121, 321 (F) and 122, 322 (S) and 1-2 credits of Applied Music Major Voice MUS 267, 467 (F) and MUS 268, 468 (S) or Applied Music Elective Voice MUS 166, 366 (F-1cr) and MUS 165, 365 (S-1cr) or MUS 168, 368 (F-2cr) and MUS 167, 367 (S-2cr).
Chamber Singers
MUS  0324 1.00 Credit Hours
Chamber Singers, the premier chamber choral ensemble at MSSU, provides the serious singer the opportunity to prepare and present a variety of musical styles spanning all historical periods, choral genres, and cultural perspectives. This ensemble represents the university through regular public performances, recruitment touring, and tours abroad. Although this class meets/rehearses three days a week for the aforementioned hours, some outside rehearsals will be required. Prerequisite: Audition at the start of the semester during the first week of classes. Co-requisite: Enrollment in Concert Chorale MUS 121, 321 (F) and 122, 322 (S) and 1-2 credits of Applied Music Major Voice MUS 267, 467 (F) and MUS 268, 468 (S) or Applied Music Elective Voice MUS 166, 366 (F-1cr) and MUS 165, 365 (S-1cr) or MUS 168, 368 (F-2cr) and MUS 167, 367 (S-2cr).
Applied Music Piano Elective
MUS  0325 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Piano Elective
MUS  0326 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Piano Elective
MUS  0327 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Piano Elective
MUS  0328 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Vocal Technique & Pedagogy
MUS  0330 2.00 Credit Hours
Vocal Pedagogy is an introduction to the science and teaching of singing. Emphasis is placed upon the study of the physiology and anatomy of the vocal instrument, breathing and phonation, vocal acoustics, and pedagogical approaches to training the singing voice. Common vocal problems will be discussed. Prerequisites: MUS 111 and MUS 112.
Music for Elementary School
MUS  0332 2.00 Credit Hours
Methods of teaching music in the elementary classroom and a study of materials to be used. (Not designated for Music Majors.)
PreK-MS General Music Methods
MUS  0333 3.00 Credit Hours
Fundamental principles and procedures of music education in elementary and middle school. Restricted to music majors and advanced music students. Students are required to observe elementary and middle school music classrooms for 5 clock hours to evaluate teaching techniques in five catagories. Prerequisite: MUS 0112.
Applied Music Percussion Elec
MUS  0335 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Percussion Elec
MUS  0336 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Percussion Elec
MUS  0337 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Percussion Elec
MUS  0338 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Jazz Orchestra
MUS  0341 1.00 Credit Hours
A jazz ensemble open to all students who are qualified instrumentalists. The Jazz Orchestra will prepare and present several concerts during the year, while dealing primarily with music of the jazz idiom. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit. Co-requisite: MUS 391.
Jazz Orchestra
MUS  0342 1.00 Credit Hours
A jazz ensemble open to all students who are qualified instrumentalists. The Jazz Orchestra will prepare and present several concerts during the year, while dealing primarily with music of the jazz idiom. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit. Co-requisite: MUS 392.
Applied Music String Elective
MUS  0345 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music String Elective
MUS  0346 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music String Elective
MUS  0347 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music String Elective
MUS  0348 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Orchestra
MUS  0351 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all qualified students who play orchestral instruments. Rehearsal and public performance of standard orchestral literature. Prerequisites: Permission of director of orchestra. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Orchestra
MUS  0352 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all qualified students who play orchestral instruments. Rehearsal and public performance of standard orchestral literature. Prerequisites: Permission of director of orchestra. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Elec
MUS  0355 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Elec
MUS  0356 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Elec
MUS  0357 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Elec
MUS  0358 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Jazz Unlimited
MUS  0361 1.00 Credit Hours
Jazz Unlimited, the highly-select popular music ensemble, provides the serious singer the opportunity to prepare and present a variety of jazz, Broadway, popular music, and Renaissance madrigals. A small recruitment tour happens in both semesters. Prerequisite: Audition at the start of the semester. Co-requisite: Concert Chorale MUS 121, 321 (F) and 122, 322 (S).
Jazz Unlimited
MUS  0362 1.00 Credit Hours
Jazz Unlimited, the highly-select popular music ensemble, provides the serious singer the opportunity to prepare and present a variety of jazz, Broadway, popular music, and Renaissance madrigals. A small recruitment tour happens in both semesters. Prerequisite: Audition at the start of the semester. Co-requisite: Concert Chorale MUS 121, 321 (F) and 122, 322 (S).
Applied Music Voice Elective
MUS  0365 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Elective
MUS  0366 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Elective
MUS  0367 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Elective
MUS  0368 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Elective (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Brass Choir
MUS  0371 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all students with band instrument experience. Performance of literature for brass ensemble. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Brass Choir
MUS  0372 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all students with band instrument experience. Performance of literature for brass ensemble. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Elec:Composition
MUS  0375 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Elective: Composition is a course in the private lesson format similar to other Applied Music Offerings (brass, piano, percussion, string, woodwind, and voice). Upper division applied music offerings may be taken three times for credit.
Applied Music Elec:Composition
MUS  0376 1.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Elective: Composition is a course in the private lesson format similar to other Applied Music Offerings (brass, piano, percussion, string, woodwind, and voice). Upper division applied music offerings may be taken three times for credit.
Percussion Ensemble
MUS  0383 1.00 Credit Hours
Select chamber ensemble open to percussion majors and other qualified percussionists. Includes the study and performance of a cross-section of literature for percussion ensemble to include classical, popular, and ethnic styles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Percussion Ensemble
MUS  0384 1.00 Credit Hours
Select chamber ensemble open to percussion majors and other qualified percussionists. Includes the study and performance of a cross-section of literature for percussion ensemble to include classical, popular, and ethnic styles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
MUS  0385 1.00 Credit Hours
Select chamber ensemble open to woodwind majors and other qualified woodwind performers. Includes the study and performance of literature for various woodwind ensembles including classical, romantic and 20th century music. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
MUS  0386 1.00 Credit Hours
Select chamber ensemble open to woodwind majors and other qualified woodwind performers. Includes the study and performance of literature for various woodwind ensembles including classical, romantic and 20th century music. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Wind Ensemble
MUS  0387 1.00 Credit Hours
This select ensemble is open to instrumental music majors and non-majors of qualified musical ability. The ensemble will study and perform challenging wind ensemble and symphonic band literature from the baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century contemporary music. The ensemble will prepare and present several concerts during the year. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Wind Ensemble
MUS  0388 1.00 Credit Hours
This select ensemble is open to instrumental music majors and non-majors of qualified musical ability. The ensemble will study and perform challenging wind ensemble and symphonic band literature from the baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century contemporary music. The ensemble will prepare and present several concerts during the year. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Marching Band
MUS  0391 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all qualified students with high school band experience. A study and practice of the fundamentals of drill and presentation of musical marching maneuvers. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Concert Band
MUS  0392 1.00 Credit Hours
Open to all qualified students with band instrument experience. Rehearsal and public performances of composite repertoire. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be taken two times for credit.
Opera Musical Theatre Perform
MUS  0402 1.00 Credit Hours
Performance of a role along with active participation in the different areas of staging the musical or opera. Credit is applied after departmental evaluation and approval at the end of the semester. (Students may not receive credit from both the theatre department and music department for the same production.)
MS-Sec Choral Music Methods
MUS  0408 3.00 Credit Hours
Designed to formulate principles for directing middle school and secondary choral ensembles. Topics include the history/philosophy of choral singing in America; vocal technique within the choral rehearsal; choral decorum regarding tone, diction, intonation, balance, blend, musicality, and stage deportment; principles of IPA; the changing voice; the development and evaluation of a choral rogram; concert programming; choral score study; and rehearsal techniques. Podium time for ensemble vocalization and rehearsal, along with 5 hours of onsite observation, will provide the aspiring choral conductor the opportunity for guided experience, and see its practicality firsthand, when conducting middle school and secondary choral ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS 182.
Choral Literature
MUS  0409 2.00 Credit Hours
Study of choral and vocal chamber literature from the early Renaissance through the twentieth century. Concentrate on performance styles of various types of choral literature. Prerequisite: MUS 211.
Music Industry & Copyright
MUS  0410 2.00 Credit Hours
For music majors or related minors. Includes the study of career paths within the music industry, networking, copyright and intellectual property issues and music industry resources. Prerequisites: MUS 112, junior standing or permission of instructor.
Marching Band Methods
MUS  0411 2.00 Credit Hours
Procedures needed in organization, promotion, equipping, rehearsing, and performance of a marching band including study of musical repertoire and charting of field maneuvers. For music majors; others by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: 2 semesters marching band. Co-requisite: MUS 391.
Music Technology
MUS  0412 2.00 Credit Hours
For music majors or related minors. Includes the study of music notation programs, midi programs and sequencing, audio editing, recording techniques and applications and applications of technology. Prerequisites: MUS 112, junior standing or permission of instructor.
MS/Sec Instrumental Mus Method
MUS  0413 3.00 Credit Hours
Acquaints instrumental music education majors with the administration and supervision of the instrumental program through the high school level. Content includes curriculum, schedules, budget, instructional techniques, classroom management, public relations, philosophy, and psychology as they relate to instrumental music education. Prerequisite: MUS 182.
Woodwind Literature & Pedagogy
MUS  0415 3.00 Credit Hours
In this course students will study the major works written for the instruments of the woodwind family, as well as study of the more advanced concepts and techniques fundamental to teaching the instruments of the woodwind family. Pre-requisite: MUS 212 Music Theory IV.
Applied Music Brass Major
MUS  0417 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Brass Major
MUS  0418 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Brass Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Form and Analysis
MUS  0420 3.00 Credit Hours
Harmonic and formal analysis of composition from the Baroque Era through contemporary music. Prerequisite: MUS 212.
Applied Music Piano Major
MUS  0427 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Piano Major
MUS  0428 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Piano Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Instrumental & Vocal Arranging
MUS  0433 3.00 Credit Hours
An in-depth study of wind, string, and percussion instruments. Scoring for various instrumental and vocal combinations. Prerequisite: MUS 211.
Applied Music Percussion Major
MUS  0437 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Percussion Major
MUS  0438 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Percussion Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Advanced Choral Conducting
MUS  0443 2.00 Credit Hours
Conducting techniques specifically related to choral music. Prerequisite: MUS 182
Adv Instrument Conducting Tech
MUS  0444 2.00 Credit Hours
Conducting skills, including irregular beat patterns, advance technical problems, and methods developed for solving them. Prerequisite: MUS 182.
Applied Music String Major
MUS  0447 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music String Major
MUS  0448 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music String Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Senior Recital
MUS  0450 0.00 Credit Hours
A solo recital is required of all music majors. The recital is to be given within the last year of residency. Co-requisite: MUS 417, 427, 437, 447, 467, 418, 428, 438, 448, 458, or 468.
Applied Music Woodwind Major
MUS  0457 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Woodwind Major
MUS  0458 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Woodwind Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Major
MUS  0467 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Applied Music Voice Major
MUS  0468 2.00 Credit Hours
Applied Music Voice Major (Private Lessons). Course may be taken two times for credit.
Internship in Music Industry
MUS  0491 3.00 Credit Hours
For music majors. Includes the application of materials and fundamentals in a real world experience. Students will choose from the areas of: arts or artist management, music retail, arts related manufacturing and sales, recording industry and technology, theatrical industry and contemporary church music ministry for cooperative experience. Prerequisites: MUS 410, MUS 412, MGMT 350. Course may be repeated one time for a maximum of six credit hours.
Advanced Topics in Music
MUS  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
For upper division music majors or related majors. Topics and methods not included in other courses. Permission of instructor is required.
Independent Study
MUS  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Designed for the individual who desires to explore a topic more completely than can be done in a regular course offering. Prerequisite: See General Regulations in the catalog.