MUSC-MUSIC

MUSC 1110G. Music Appreciation: Jazz

3 Credits (3)

This course explores the ideas of music in society and its cultural relevance and is designed to increase the students’ appreciation of music as well as to enhance their listening skills. Students are introduced to various periods, styles, and composers of music and become acquainted with knowledge and appreciation of Jazz from various cultures and times.

MUSC 1130G. Music Appreciation: Western Music

3 Credits (3)

This course explores the ideas of music in society and its cultural relevance and is designed to increase the students’ appreciation of music as well as to enhance their listening skills. Students are introduced to various periods, styles, and composers of music and become acquainted with knowledge and appreciation of Western music from various cultures and times.

MUSC 1210. Fundamentals of Music for Non-majors

3 Credits (3)

A beginning course in the fundamentals of music, this course includes notation, scales, key signatures and intervals. Aural comprehension is introduced through singing intervals, scales and triads and dictating simple rhythmic and melodic patterns and students explore the basic components of music. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 1310. Recital Attendance

0.5 Credits (.5+1P)

This course is for music students to attend and participate in a good number of convocation, concert, and recital performances, creating a wider appreciation for the performing arts. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. S/U Grading with RR. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

MUSC 1410. Introduction to Music Education

2 Credits (2)

This course is an overview of teaching in the music classroom through readings and observations. Students will be introduced to the skills needed to become a reflective educator, develop observation techniques, and demonstrate knowledge of the current state of the profession. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

MUSC 1440. Class Voice I

1 Credit (1)

Group instruction in voice and vocal pedagogy for instrumental Music Education majors, offering basic principles of healthy vocal production with particular attention to diction, development of vocal range, and the ability to impart that knowledge to elementary, junior and/or high school age students. Restricted to: Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

MUSC 1450. Ear Training I

1 Credit (1)

To develop the ability to accurately hear, identify, sing and notate musical elements including rhythm, melody, intervals and harmony Traditional Grading with RR. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Passing the Theory Placement exam or making a C or better in MUSC 1210.

MUSC 1451. Ear Training II

1 Credit (1)

To develop the ability to accurately hear, identify, sing and notate musical elements including rhythm, melody, intervals and harmony Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in MUSC 1450.

MUSC 1460. Music Theory I

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to vocabulary and syntax of 4-voice 18th c. chorale music through study and harmonic analysis.

Prerequisite(s): Passing the Theory Placement exam or making a C or better in MUSC 1210.

MUSC 1461. Music Theory II

3 Credits (3)

Expansion of vocabulary and syntax of 4-voice 18th c. chorale music through study, harmonic analysis, and part writing.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUSC 1460.

MUSC 1470. Functional Piano I

2 Credits (2)

Scales, chords, memorization. Harmonization of simple melodies with the ability to play simple melodies and rhythms. May be taken for unlimited credit. Restricted to music majors. No S/U option.

MUSC 1471. Functional Piano II

2 Credits (2)

Scales, chords, memorization. Harmonization of simple melodies with the ability to play simple melodies and rhythms. May be taken for unlimited credit. Restricted to music majors. No S/U option.

Prerequisite: MUSC 1470 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 1472. Functional Piano III

2 Credits (2)

For music majors preparing for the Piano Proficiency Examination. May be taken for unlimited credit. Restricted to music majors. No S/U option.

Prerequisite: MUSC 1471 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 1992. Applied Music

1-2 Credits

Private or group instruction for non-music majors, secondary instruments, and music majors preparing for 200-level applied music. May be taken for unlimited credit.

MUSC 2110. Chamber Ensemble

1 Credit (1)

This course is an exploration of chamber ensembles, allowing students to develop their abilities with their instruments in a group setting. Students will gain a broader understanding of chamber ensemble through study of musical history, as well as various practice exercises and performances. May be repeated up to 16 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 2120. Major Ensemble

1 Credit (1)

This course is an exploration of major ensembles, allowing students to develop their abilities with their instruments in a group setting. Students will gain a broader understanding of major ensemble through study of musical history, as well as various practice exercises and performances. May be repeated up to 10 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 2130. Jazz Ensemble

1 Credit (1)

This course is an exploration of jazz ensembles, allowing students to develop their abilities with their instruments in a group setting. Students will gain a broader understanding of jazz ensemble through study of musical history, as well as various practice exercises and performances. May be repeated up to 10 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): By audition only.

MUSC 2132. Percussion Ensemble

1 Credit (1)

Study and performance of contemporary percussion ensemble literature. May be repeated up to 5 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 2151. An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research

3 Credits (3)

Introduces world music and jazz within a historical and cultural context, considering significant musical figures, forms, genres, styles, and representative works. A major component will be the development of effective research and scholarly writing skills for the music major or minor. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: Music majors and minors. majors. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

MUSC 2210. Diction I

2 Credits (2)

This course is designed to prepare students for singing in multiple languages using concepts of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Students will work to master the basics of phonetic singing to improve their overall musical abilities. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

MUSC 2220. Diction II

2 Credits (2)

This course serves as a continuing study in the concepts of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Students will continue to improve and practice their diction to develop their singing and musical abilities in order to begin the mastery of lyric diction. Restricted to music majors. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite: MUSC 2210 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 2240. Music History and Literature: Antiquity through Baroque

3 Credits (3)

Surveys Western art music within a historical and cultural context, considering significant musical figures, forms, genres, styles, and representative works from antiquity through the end of the Baroque era. An additional emphasis will be given to effective research and scholarly writing skills. Restricted to: M ED,MUSC majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MUSC 1450, 1460, and 2151.

MUSC 2310. Sound and Music Technology

1 Credit (1)

This course serves as an overview of current technologies and principles for the recording and production of sound, and the use of computer-based technologies for the production of music. Restricted to: MUSC,M ED majors. Traditional Grading with RR. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1460.

MUSC 2451. Ear Training III

1 Credit (1)

Continuation of MUSC 1451, advanced sight singing, dictation. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in MUSC 1451.

MUSC 2452. Ear Training IV

1 Credit (1)

Continuation of MUS 2451, advanced sight singing, dictation. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUSC 2451 and MUSC 2460.

MUSC 2460. Music Theory III

3 Credits (3)

Analysis of Baroque and Classical Music. Vocabulary and syntax of 18th and 19th c. Western art music through study, chordal/formal analysis, and composition. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUSC 1461.

MUSC 2461. Music Theory IV

3 Credits (3)

Analysis of Romantic, Post-Romantic, Impressionist, and Twelve-Tone Music. Vocabulary and syntax of late 19th and early 20th c. Western art music through study, micro/macro analysis, and composition. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUSC 2460.

MUSC 2470. Functional Piana IV

2 Credits (2)

For music majors preparing for Piano Proficiency Examination. May be taken for unlimited credit. Restricted to music majors. No S/U option.

Prerequisite: MUSC 1472 or consent of instructor.

MUSC 2510. Applied Music I

1-4 Credits

Individual instruction to develop technique, musicianship, performance and improvisational skills, as well as knowledge of significant repertoire. May be repeated up to 16 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

MUSC 2993. Opera Workshop

1 Credit (1)

Study, translation, analysis, rehearsal and performance of opera. May be repeated up to 10 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 2996. Special Topics I

1-3 Credits

Emphasis on special areas of music; designed for highly motivated students. May be taken for unlimited credit.