Course Descriptions

Music Theory

MUCT141 (3)
Music Theory I: Introduction to Harmony                                                Review of music fundamentals, including the music vocabulary, keys and rhythm, as well as the basic elements of melody and harmony (scales, intervals, and triads) and a basic study of the principles of chord progression uilizing triads in root position.  Requires concurrent enrollment in MUCT 151.

MUCT 142                                                                                          Music Theory II: Diatonic Harmony                                                                        Study of the principles of voice leading and chord progression in applied four-part harmonization.  Emphasis will be placed on interpretation and realization of Figured Basses, four-part harmonization using triads and seventh chords in root position as well as inversions, the study and use of non-harmonic tones, and the dominant seventh chord as well as the other non-dominant seventh chords.  Requires concurrent enrollment in MUCT152.                          Prerequisite: MUCT141.

MUCT151, 152 (1, 1)
Ear Training Laboratory I, II
Aural recognition of rhythmic patterns, intervals, chords, tonality, harmonic functions, and melodic expression. Requires concurrent enrollment in MUCT141, 142.

MUCT241 (3)
Music Theory III
Theoretical and practical study of the entire spec­trum of chromatic harmony vocabulary with em­phasis in composition and analysis.  Requires concurrent enrollment in MUCT251. Prerequisite: MUCT 142. 

Course Descriptions

MUCT242 (3)
Music Theory IV: Counterpoint
Historical overview of counterpoint with emphasis on the practice and analysis of 18th-century contrapuntal techniques.  Prerequisite:MUCT241.

MUCT251, 252 (1, 1)
Music Technology Laboratory I, II
Acquaintance with current technological resources in music. Emphasis in computer notation systems, sequencing, and MIDI systems. Requires concurrent enrollment in MUCT241, 242 or permission of the instructor.

MUCT430  Alt (3)                                                                                Composition Seminar
Study of the compositional practices and techniques employed by composers of the Impressionistic Period and the Twentieth Century followed by composition exercises leading to the creation of new musical works.

MUCT454  Alt (3)
Orchestration
Scoring for chamber groups, larger ensembles, and full orchestra.

MUCT470  Alt (3)
Form Analysis
The origin and meaning of form: motives, phrases, and periods with elementary and combined binary and ternary forms, rondo and sonata-allegro.

MUCT535 Alt (2)
Analytical Techniques
Detailed comprehensive analysis of representa­tive works from various periods of music history. Repeatable.

Music Education

MUED301 Alt (2)
Conducting I
The theory and application of basic conducting principles.

MUED302 Alt (2)
Conducting II
The application of theory and techniques unique to the conducting of both choral and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: MUED301 or equivalent.

MUED316 Alt (2)
Instrumental Literature
Score analysis; score preparation and program­ming; study of significant band, orchestra and ensemble literature. Prerequisite: MUED302 or equivalent.

MUED317 Alt (2)
Choral Literature
Score analysis; score preparation and program­ming; study and survey of significant choral literature. Prerequisite: MUED302 or equivalent.

MUED375  Alt (1)
Music Methods
Fundamentals of performing and teaching ensemble instruments and voice with emphasis on their use in band, choir, and orchestra. (Brass [section 02], percussion [section 05], and vocal [section 06] are all taught in the same year, and string [section 04] and woodwind [section 03] are taught alternate years). Repeatable.

MUED421  Alt (3)
Organ Literature and Pedagogy I
A chronological survey of organ literature and the development of the instrument along with study of organ teaching and emphasis on keyboard and pedal technique, interpretation, sight reading, and teaching repertoire.

MUED422  Alt (3)
Organ Literature and Pedagogy II
Continuation of MUED421. Prerequisite: MUED421 or permission of instructor.

MUED426  Alt (3)                                                                                 Piano Literature                                                                                                            A survey of clavichord, harpsichord and piano literature and style, and the evolution of these instruments.

MUED427  Alt (3)                                                                                      Piano Pedagogy                                                                                                                                                 The study and review of the materials and methods of private and class piano instruction.

MUED428  (3)                                                                                           String Literature                                                                                 The study of string literature and style from the Baroque era to the present, including significant solo, chamber and orchestral works.

MUED429  (3)                                                                                           String Pedagogy                                                                                       The study of beginning through advanced pedagogical techniques, including tone production, dexterity, fingerings and bowings.                                                                                                                    

MUED430  (1-3)
Topics in____________
A study of selected topics related to the music profession. Consult current class schedule for topics covered each year. Repeatable with different topics.

MUED436  Alt (3)
Vocal Literature
Solo vocal literature representing significant repertoire from the primary eras of music history; Italian, French and German Literature.

MUED437  Alt (3)
Vocal Pedagogy                                                                                  A comprehensive study of current methodology directed toward the achievement of artistic singing and productive studio procedures.

MUED438 (1-3)
Workshop

MUED458 t (3)
Music in the Elementary School
Methods and materials used in musical programs of the elementary grades including rhythm, sing­ing, playing, and listening activities.

MUED459  Alt (3)
Music Methods and Materials
Methods and materials for the teaching of music in the secondary school with emphasis on the organization and administration of choral and instrumental ensembles.

MUED464  Alt (1)
Score Reading
Development of keyboard skills in score reading. Graded choral and orchestral literature from two-stave four-part writing to open score is practiced. Repeatable.

MUED485  $ (1)
Practicum in Conducting
Individual attention and instruction with one of the larger ensembles. Repeatable. Prerequisite: MUED304 or 305 and permission of teacher.

MUED515  Alt (3)
Introduction to Research in Music Education
Research techniques appropriate to research in music education, principles of research design, organization of the research report, and critical examination of representative research studies in music education. Emphasis on developing knowledgeable and discriminating readers and interpreters of completed research.

MUED518 (3)
Instrumental Methods
Comprehensive study of current methodology, emphasizing one of the following areas: wood­ winds, brass, percussion, strings.

MUED521 Alt (3)
Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education 
Study of the philosophy and practice of Music Education from the 1920s to the present.

MUED648 (1-3)
Workshop

Music History and Literature

MUHL258 (3)
American and World Music
A study of America's musical past with emphasis on the historical and social context of native, folk, sacred, popular, and classical music, and their interaction. An introduction to musical traditions from around the world with an investigation of their musical languages and the social context in which they happen.

MUHL446 (3)
Music Literature and Style (Antiquity-Renaissance)
Historical development of musical styles and the relationship between music and social trends of the period. Visual and aural analysis of representative compositions and introduction to biographical and bibliographical materials.

MUHL447 (3)
Music Literature and Style (Baroque and Classical)
See MUHL446.

MUHL448  (3)
Music Literature and Style (20th Century and Romantic)
See MUHL446.

MUHL519 Alt (3)
Studies in 20th Century Music
A survey of 20th-century repertoire from its late-19th-century origins to the present. Emphasis is placed on compositional and stylistic trends and surrounding artistic climates.

MUHL524 (2)
Music Literature Seminar
A study of selected major works from representative period(s)/ composer(s). Provides a synthesis of musicological, historical, analytical, and interpretational techniques. Different literature covered each semester. Prerequisite: Advanced-level survey courses or demonstrated equivalent. Repeatable with different emphases.

General Education

MUHL214 (3)
Enjoyment of Music
An opportunity to acquire a better appreciation of classical music--to discover how church music, folk songs, jazz, spirituals, gospel, rock and roll, and pop music fit into the broad spectrum of classical music from 1000 A.D. to the present day.

MUHL214 V (3)
Enjoyment of Music
AU/GU course - see content above.

IDSC200 (3)
Christ in Music and Art
An investigation of religious themes in art and music inspired by the life of Christ. Also discussed are the Christian and the aesthetic experi­ence, as well as principles for understanding and evaluating art and music from the Christian perspective. Credit not applicable toward a major or minor in Music or Art.

IDSC310 (3)
Introduction to Western Arts
The stylistic character and cultural climate of the important epochs of Western civilization; the relationship of painting, sculpture, architecture, and music. Discussion periods and lectures illustrated with colored slides, film strips, and recordings.

Honors

MUPF396-50 (1)
Honors Music Recital (Junior)
A memorized recital under the supervision of a music honors committee. Research document on compositions performed is required. May be taken in lieu of certain required and applied music courses.

MUPF496-50 (2)
Honors Music Recital (Senior)
A memorized recital under the supervision of a music honors committee. A research document on compositions performed is required. May be taken in lieu of certain required and applied music courses.

Independent Study

MUPF495 (1-3)
Independent Study
In consultation with a member of the music faculty, a student may choose independent study in a special area of music. A brief outline of the study to be pursued must be submitted to the department chair. A minimum of 30 hours of work is required for each credit. Permission of the department chair required.

Church Music

MURE420  Alt (3)
Church Music and Hymnology
The biblical basis for and the theological impli­cations involved in church-music practice with emphasis on the development of principles for guidance in the use and selection of available literature.

MURE485  (2)
The Church Organ and Service Playing
The development of the organ and organ literature; a practical study of church services, including organ registrations for choral music, vocal solos, and hymn playing; discussion of the organ interlude and improvisation. Concurrent enrollment in applied music-organ is recommended.

Performance

Private Music Lessons                                                                                                  There is open enrollment for private music lessons (credit and non-credit) until the drop/add deadline of each semester (10th calendar day after the beginning of each semester. No music lessons will be assigned after this date.
                                                                                                              For performance majors only  (2-3) Course fee required                       MUPF165  Applied Music--First-year                                               
MUPF265  Applied Music--Sophomore                                                   
MUPF365  Applied Music--Music-Junior
MUPF465  Applied Music-Senior

Applied Music Performance Major
The private study of the performance repertoire and technique of the given instrument or voice and the study of performance-related skills. Repertoire study includes solo and concerted works. Technical study includes scales and arpeggios, technical exercises appropriate to the performance medium, excerpts (where appropriate) and etudes. Performance-related skills study includes the development of basic-level skills in improvisation and the study of sight-reading. Each of these courses requires concurrent enrollment in MUPF489.

For non-performance majors and minors  (1-2) Course fee required
MUPF164  Applied Music-First-year
MUPF264  Applied Music-Sophomore
MUPF364  Applied Music-Junior
MUPF464  Applied Music-Senior

Applied Music Non-Performance Major/Minor
The private study of the performance repertoire and technique of the given instrument or voice and the study of performance-related skills. Repertoire study includes solo and concerted works. Technical study includes scales and arpeggios, technical exercises appropriate to the performance medium, excerpts (where appropriate) and etudes. Performance-related skills study includes the development of basic-level skills in improvisation and the study of sight-reading. Each of these courses requires concurrent enrollment in MUPF489.                                                                                           Non-music students may register for music lessons. These courses do not apply toward fulfilling music major degree require­ments without specific music faculty action­­.

For non-music students  (1-2) Course fee required
MUPF170  Applied Music-First-year
MUPF270  Applied Music-Sophomore
MUPF370  Applied Music-Junior
MUPF470  Applied Music-Senior

Classes open to all students upon permis­sion of the in­structor  (1)
MUPF160  Music Class-First-year
MUPF260  Music Class-Sophomore
MUPF360  Music Class-Junior
MUPF460  Music Class-Senior

Recitals
MUPF397  Recital-Junior (1)
MUPF497  Recital-Senior (1-2)
MUPF490  Recital Continuation (0)

Ensembles-Undergraduate (1)
Department of Music ensembles are open to all students upon permission of the instructor. Ensemble credit may fulfill part of the General Education arts/humanities breadth requirement. Permission to add or drop an ensemble must be approved by the respective instructor.
MUPF310  Piano Ensemble
MUPF330  University Orchestra
MUPF334  Wind Symphony
MUPF335  I Cantori
MUPF336  University Chorale
MUPF339  Chamber Music Ensembles                                                     MUPF345  Sinfonietta                                                                               MUPF346  Men's Chorus
MUPF347  Ladies' Chorus
MUPF385  University Singers

MUPF420  Alt (3)
Diction for Singers
The study of the rules for pronunciation and diction of the major languages used by singers. Study of Italian, French, German and Latin with application of International Phonetic Alphabet symbols.

MUPF489  (0)
Recital Attendance
Attendance of on- and off-campus live musical events. Required for all music majors each semester in full-time residence and four (4) semesters for music minors. Repeatable. Pass/Fail.
Students are required to attend nine (9) live musical events each semester in order to pass the course, at least seven (7) of which must be sponsored by the Department of Music. Students may count ensemble concerts in which they perform, but note that multiple performances of a given concert may only be counted as one (1) concert. Music majors and minors who do not achieve a "pass" for one (1) semester may risk losing their standing as a music major or minor.

MUPF500  (1-3)  Course fee required
Applied Music Study in Private Lessons (minor performance)
May also be chosen by non-music majors. Repeatable.

MUPF506  (1-3)  Course fee required
Advanced Conducting - Choral/Instrumental
Section 01: Study of the art and techniques of conducting relative to the score and to the chorus as a performance instrument.
Section 02: Study of the art and techniques of conducting relative to the score and to the orches­tra or band as performance instruments. Major works are studied and conducted. Repeatable. EAch of these courses requires concurrent enrollment in MUPF489.

Ensembles-Graduate (0 or 1)
Department of Music ensembles are open to all students upon permission of the instructor. Ensemble credit may fulfill part of the General Education arts/humanities breadth requirement. Permission to add or drop an ensemble must be approved by the respective instructor.

MUPF525  University Orchestra
MUPF526  University Wind Symphony
MUPF527  University Chorale
MUPF528  University Singers
MUPF530  Advanced Keyboard Ensemble
MUPF535  I Cantori
MUPF537  Ladies' Chorus
MUPF538  Chamber Music Ensembles                                                     MUPF545  Sinfonietta                                                                               MUPF546  Men's Chorus

MUPF550  (1-4)  Course fee required
Private Instruction in __________
Private instruction in composition.

MUPF560  (1-4)  Course fee required
Applied Music Study in Private Lessons (major performance)
Style and development of repertoire; preparation for public performance. Repeatable. This course requires concurrent enrollment in MUPF489.

MUPF575 (1-2)
Recital

MUPF640 (0)
Recital Continuation

Research and Specialized Study

MUHL650  (0)  Course fee required
Project Continuation  

MUHL665  (0)  Course fee required
Comprehensive Exam Preparation  
                                                    
MUHL6
95 (1-2)
Bibliography and Research in Music
An introduction to the tools and materials available in music research, with a critical analysis of sources. An examination of the goals and meth­ods of research in music and an introduction to scholarly writing.

MUHL697 (1-3)
Independent Study and Research in Music
Repeatable.

MUHL698 (2)
Project
Repeatable to 4 credits.

MUHL699 (6)
Master's Thesis

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