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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop a vocabulary of musical terms, and be able to describe music using those terms
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of composers, their music and their relationship to historical periods
  3. Recognize how music played and plays a political, social, and cultural function
  4. Identify well-known pieces and the historical and social context in which they were composed
  5. Demonstrate basic understanding of music notation and musical communication

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop a vocabulary of musical terms, and be able to describe music using those terms
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of composers, their music and their relationship to historical periods
  3. Recognize how music played and plays a political, social, and cultural function
  4. Identify well-known pieces and the historical and social context in which they were composed
  5. Demonstrate basic understanding of music notation and musical communication

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate and apply standard notation of pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, key signatures, triads, and simple melodic and harmonic composition
  2. Develop and improve basic aural skills
  3. Read musical notation
  4. Improve and expand understanding of fundamental musical techniques and concepts

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Encourage student observation of serious music
  2. Provide opportunities for public performances
  3. To create a greater sense of community within the student body

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Make observations and analyze the current state of musical education in public schools
  2. Describe characteristics of good teaching in music
  3. Articulate a personal philosophy of music education
  4. Reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses as a teacher of music

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Provide the basic understanding of healthy vocal production. Including, but is not limited to, the
  2. following topics: Expanding vocal range; Learning how to practice and learn songs effectively and efficiently; Provide basic understanding of vocal pedagogy; Introduction to diction
  3. Aims to equip students with the ability to impart that knowledge to elementary, junior and/or high school age students.

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Counting rhythms at sight using the Eastman Counting System
  2. Singing melodies at sight using solfege syllables
  3. Writing out rhythmic patterns
  4. Writing out melodic patterns
  5. Identifying and singing intervals
  6. Identifying and singing chord / triad qualities

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Counting rhythms at sight using the Eastman Counting System
  2. Singing melodies at sight using solfege syllables
  3. Writing out rhythmic patterns
  4. Writing out melodic patterns
  5. Identifying and singing intervals
  6. Identifying and singing chord / triad qualities

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. To learn the vocabulary and syntax of 4-voice 18th c. chorale music through study and harmonic analysis

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. To expand and apply the vocabulary and syntax of 4-voice, 18th c. chorale music through study, harmonic analysis, and part writing.

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. 5 finger hand position in all keys
  2. I-IV-I-V7-I cadences in all keys
  3. One octave scales with hands together in C, G, D and F (major and minor)
  4. Root position cross--over triads, solid and broken (major and minor)
  5. Simple sight reading, harmonizing and transposition
  6. Prepared pieces from the textbook
  7. Simple improvisation
  8. Play 2 simple vocal exercises
  9. Identify intervals, key signatures and chords
  10. 1Correct posture and hand position
  11. 1Musical issues such as phrasing, slurs and dynamics
  12. 1Good practice habits and techniques

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Two octave scales with hands separate in C, G, D, A, E, B and F (major and minor)
  2. I-IV-I-V-V7-I cadences in above mentioned keys in root position and 1st inversion
  3. Simple sight reading, harmonization and transposition
  4. Prepared pieces from the book
  5. Simple improvisation
  6. Identify intervals, key signatures and chords
  7. Correct posture and hand position
  8. Musical issues such as phrasing, slurs and dynamics
  9. Good practice habits and techniques

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Keys learned in previous semesters, adding F# and C# (D flat)
  2. Secondary dominant chords added to cadence patterns
  3. Two-octave, , root position arpeggios, major and minor
  4. Intro to chord charts, harmonization
  5. More difficult sight--reading and transpositions
  6. More difficult prepared pieces
  7. Accompany a piece for any instrument on the Mid-Term Recital (required)

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Varies

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Improve performance skills
  2. Develop and improve performance skills in a group setting
  3. Develop understanding and interpretation within the context of music history
  4. Refine and improve technical ability
  5. Demonstrate proper technique and usage

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Improve performance skills
  2. Develop and improve performance skills in a group setting
  3. Develop understanding and interpretation within the context of music history
  4. Refine and improve technical ability
  5. Demonstrate proper technique and usage

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Improve performance skills
  2. Develop and improve performance skills in a group setting
  3. Develop understanding and interpretation within the context of music history
  4. Refine and improve technical ability
  5. Demonstrate proper technique and usage
  6. Develop and improve improvisation skills

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Improve performance skills
  2. Develop and improve performance skills in a group setting
  3. Develop understanding and interpretation within the context of music history
  4. Refine and improve technical ability
  5. Demonstrate proper technique and usage

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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. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Learning Outcomes
  1. This course will cover fundamental concepts and styles associated with world music (ethnomusicology), jazz and popular music, an overview of the Western European tradition, and an intense focus on research and writing about music.
  2. Emphasis will be placed on writing skills as they apply to the college experience in general and the world of music education and performance in particular.
  3. Students will become acquainted with the diverse ways cultures create and are affected by their respective musical arts.
  4. Focus will be on style evolution, forms, genres, composers, literature, and, where appropriate, performers

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Correctly and consistently form vowel and consonant sounds when speaking and singing in multiple languages
  2. Correctly and consistently transcribe texts in multiple languages using the International Phonetic Alphabet
  3. Understand and explain the International Phonetic Alphabet’s usage and symbols
  4. Develop and apply the concept of lyric diction to singing
  5. Gain fluency, accuracy, and confidence in pronunciation of sung text

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Correctly and consistently form vowel and consonant sounds when speaking and singing in multiple languages
  2. Correctly and consistently transcribe texts in multiple languages using the International Phonetic Alphabet
  3. Understand and explain the International Phonetic Alphabet’s usage and symbols
  4. Develop and apply the concept of lyric diction to singing.
  5. Gain fluency, accuracy, and confidence in pronunciation of sung text.
  6. Demonstrate ability to notate song texts according to IPA standards

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. The purpose of the course is to survey the beginning history of music from the earliest ancient times through the Baroque period, ca. 175

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of techniques and practices of music recording and production
  2. Demonstrate ability to properly use computer-based technologies to produce and record music
  3. Demonstrate ability to create music recordings
  4. Work with a variety of recording, production, and sound reinforcement tools
  5. Apply basic and mixed editing techniques
  6. Use audio editing and file management techniques
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of music technology vocabulary
  8. Explain and understand the development of various music technologies

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Count rhythms at sight using the Eastman Counting System
  2. Sing melodies at sight and prepared using Solfege syllables
  3. Write out rhythmic patterns
  4. Write out melodic patterns
  5. Identify and singing intervals
  6. Identify and sing chord / triad qualities
  7. Write out harmonic dictation

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Count rhythms at sight using the Eastman Counting System
  2. Sing scales and sequences as assigned for the level
  3. Sing melodies at sight using solfege syllables
  4. Write out rhythmic patterns in both simple and compound meters
  5. Write out melodic patterns in both major and minor tonalities
  6. Identify, label and sing intervals
  7. Identify, label and sing chords and extended harmonic qualities, i.e. V7 and inversions
  8. Write out harmonic progressions in both two and four part forms including secondary dominants and modulations.
  9. Accurately detect melodic and rhythmic errors in dictation examples.

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. To learn and apply the vocabulary and syntax of 18th and 19th c. Western art music through study, chordal/formal analysis, and composition.
  2. Topics covered include: Two-Voice Eighteenth Century Counterpoint; Fugue; Borrowed Chords; Neapolitan 6th Chords; Augmented 6th Chords; Sonata Form; Rondo Form.

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. To learn and apply the vocabulary and syntax of late 19th and early 20th c. music through study, micro/macro analysis, and composition.

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Keys learned in previous semesters, adding A flat, E flat, and B flat
  2. Secondary dominant chords added to cadence patterns, all inversions
  3. Arpeggios, all inversions
  4. More difficult sight--reading and transpositions
  5. More difficult prepared pieces
  6. Four part pieces (hymns)
  7. Accompany a piece for any instrument onthe Mid-Term Recital (required) Score reading and transposition

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Varies

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Varies

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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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Varies

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MUSC 301. Marching Band Techniques

2 Credits (2)

This course will help students develop the techniques needed to administer and teach all aspects of a contemporary high school marching band. This includes drill conception and design, instruction, organization, and administration. Stylistic varieties of marching fundamentals, show conception, fundamentals of charting and teaching drill, computer-aided drill design, traditional show design, contemporary show design, rehearsal techniques, and organizational concepts. Restricted to: Music, Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 302. Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic

3 Credits (3)

Surveys Western art music within a historical and cultural context, considering significant musical figures, forms, genres, styles, and representative works from the beginnings of the Classic era through the end of the Romantic era. An additional emphasis will be given to effective research and scholarly writing skills. Restricted to: Music Majors and Minors majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MUSC 2240.

MUSC 303. Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present

3 Credits (3)

Surveys Western art music within a historical and cultural context, considering significant musical figures, forms, genres, styles, and representative works from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Present. An additional emphasis will be given to effective research and scholarly writing skills. Restricted to: MUS minors and majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MUSC 302.

MUSC 315. Brass Techniques I

1 Credit (1)

Methods and techniques of teaching high brass instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.

MUSC 316. Brass Techniques II

1 Credit (1)

Methods and techniques of teaching low brass instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.

MUSC 317. Woodwind Techniques I

1 Credit (1)

Methods and techniques of teaching high woodwind instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.

MUSC 318. Woodwind Techniques II

1 Credit (1)

Methods and techniques of teaching saxophone and double reed instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.

MUSC 319. String Techniques I

1 Credit (1)

Methods and techniques of teaching low string instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.

MUSC 321. Instrumental Techniques for Vocal Music Education Majors

2 Credits (2)

Methods of teaching brass, woodwind, percussion, stringed and fretted instruments for vocal music education majors. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 322. Guitar Methods

1 Credit (1)

Methods and techniques of teaching guitar, for Music Education majors. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 323. Percussion Technique I

1 Credit (1)

Methods and techniques of teaching fundamental percussion instruments (snare drum, timpani, keyboards and essential accessories). May be repeated up to 1 credits. Restricted to: MUS,M ED majors.

MUSC 324. Percussion Technique II

1 Credit (1)

Methods and techniques of teaching marching percussion, drum set, and a continuation of techniques discussed in MUS 323. May be repeated up to 1 credits. Restricted to: MUS,M ED majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MUS 323.

MUSC 325. Beginning Conducting

1 Credit (1)

A study of the fundamentals of conducting and rehearsal strategies with an emphasis on beginning technique applicable to all ensembles. Reading of musical scores with application via laboratory ensemble experience is included. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSC 2452 and MUSC 2461.

MUSC 326. Instrumental Conducting

3 Credits (3)

Will continue from MUSC 325 in the training for competent musicianship with a focus on conducting gestures and movements, score study, and rehearsal techniques as it relates to the instrumental ensemble. The class will focus primarily on the development of a non-verbal vocabulary that will allow each student to clearly and artistically communicate with the members of an ensemble to solicit a predetermined musical result. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: MUS,M ED majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MUSC 325.

MUSC 327. Choral Conducting

3 Credits (3)

Continuation of conducting study with emphasis on choral rehearsal techniques, ensemble management, and literature. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSC 325.

MUSC 330. Applied Music II

1-4 Credits

Continuation from MUS 230. 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.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSC 2992 plus a juried audition.

MUSC 340. Junior Recital

1 Credit (1)

Public solo performance under the supervision of the appropriate applied instructor. 30 minutes of musical performance is required. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

Corequisite(s): MUSC 330.

MUSC 341. BA Capstone

1-2 Credits (1-2)

The objective of the Capstone course for the BA degree in Music is to demonstrate the accumulation, understanding and knowledge of the student’s course of study. This will take the form of an analytical paper, recital, research paper, composition or other equally encompassing project approved by the Instructor of Record. This may involve coursework from the student’s minor area of study and be a multi- disciplinary collaborative effort. Restricted to: Music majors.

Prerequisite(s): A B- or better in MUSC 2460 and MUSC 302.

MUSC 346. Elementary Music Methods

2 Credits (2)

Lesson planning, curriculum, teaching methodology, materials, and procedures for teaching music in an elementary school. Emphasis on methodology of Koday and Orff, teaching in a multicultural setting, and developing reflective practitioners. This course requires field experience in the public schools. Restricted to: Music Education majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSC 1410 and passing the TEP exam.

MUSC 349. Secondary Music Methods

2 Credits (2)

Lesson planning, curriculum, teaching methodology, materials, and procedures for teaching music in the middle school and high school. Emphasis on teaching in a multicultural setting and developing reflective practitioners. Restricted to: Music Education majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSC 346.

MUSC 350. Chamber Music

1 Credit (1)

Small performing ensembles that may include strings, woodwinds, brass, pianos, percussion, and voices. May be repeated up to 16 credits.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 351. Opera Workshop

1 Credit (1)

Study, translation analysis, rehearsal and performance of opera. May be repeated up to 10 credits.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 360. Special Topics II

1-3 Credits

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

MUSC 361. Concert Choir II

1 Credit (1)

Composed of both music and nonmusic majors. Emphasis on vocal techniques, sight-singing, and basics of choral musicianship. Students must assume leadership role. May be repeated up to 88 credits.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 362. Philharmonic Orchestra II

1 Credit (1)

The University Philharmonic Orchestra is open to all students and performs a wide variety of standard orchestral literature. The orchestra performs each semester and the objectives include refining technique, stylistic characteristics, intonation, balance, bowings, color, rhythmic integrity and dynamics. May be repeated up to 10 credits.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 363. Jazz Ensembles II

1 Credit (1)

Performance ensemble that explore repertoire written for big band, including (but not limited to) dance band, swing, and contemporary compositions. May be repeated up to 10 credits.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 365. Composition I

2 Credits (2)

Significant forms for various media. Emphasis on structural aspects of original composition. May be repeated up to 2 credits.

Prerequisite: A grade of B or better in MUSC 1460.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze a variety of musical compositions Demonstrate the ability to develop musical compositions from basic melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and formal structures Create new musical compositions from variety of perspectives for smaller chamber ensembles

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MUSC 368. University Singers II

1 Credit (1)

Select concert and touring choir of undergraduate and graduate students performing a cappella and accompanied choral literature. May be repeated up to 10 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 370. Wind Symphony II

1 Credit (1)

This elite ensemble of 50 highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students performs a varied repertoire of the highest quality literature for winds. Members will also perform concerts of chamber winds literature each semester. This ensemble is dedicated to professional level performance while fostering the musical growth of its members. Conducted by the Director of Bands, this group serves as the flagship for the entire university bands program. May be repeated up to 10 credits.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 372. Marching Band II

1 Credit (1)

Composed of both majors and nonmajors. Opportunity to perform all varieties of music in a contemporary style marching unit. May be repeated up to 5 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 374. Percussion Ensembles II

1 Credit (1)

Study and performance of contemporary percussion ensemble literature. Students must assume a leadership role. May be repeated up to 5 credits.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 380. Symphonic Band II

1 Credit (1)

This is a select large ensemble, chosen by audition. It provides a challenging musical environment for skilled performers by programming repertoire that ranges from works for chamber winds, to standards of the wind band literature, to cutting edge literature. Conducted by the Associate Director of Bands, this ensemble is comprised of music majors and non-music majors alike and provides the less experienced student an opportunity to hone and refine performance skills. May be repeated up to 10 credits.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 386. Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I

2 Credits (2)

Methods, materials, problems, literature, and techniques in teaching individual lessons. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 390. Survey of Wind Literature

2 Credits (2)

An examination of beginning to advanced literature for wind bands with an emphasis on the needs of middle and high school ensembles. It will include a means to determine the quality of a piece as well as the standardized level of difficulty (grading). Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MUSC 2452 and MUSC 2461.

MUSC 391. Survey of Orchestral Literature

2 Credits (2)

An examination of beginning to advanced literature for both string orchestra and symphony orchestra with an emphasis on the needs of middle and high school ensembles. A means to determine the quality of a piece as well as the standardized level of difficulty (grading) will be included. May be repeated up to 2 credits.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MUSC 2452 and MUSC 2461.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify significant composers and compositions that are appropriate for all grade levels and applicable to teaching music through a performance-based environment in an orchestral setting Determine the quality of a work based on aesthetic ideals Determine appropriate programming strategies and repertoire selection dependent upon level of difficulty and/or varying ability levels.

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MUSC 392. Survey of Choral Literature

2 Credits (2)

An examination of beginning to advanced literature for choir with an emphasis on the needs of middle and high school ensembles. A means to determine the quality of a piece as well as the standardized level of difficulty (grading) will be included. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MUSC 2452 and MUSC 2461.

MUSC 393. Instructional Strategies I for Instrumentalists

2 Credits (2)

An examination of beginning to advanced literature for instrumentalists with an emphasis on the needs of middle and high school ensembles. The course includes a means to determine the quality of a piece as well as the standardized level of difficulty (grading). It also allows for full ensemble instrumentation to experience both playing the repertoire and peer teaching to better rehearsal skills.

Learning Outcomes
  1. The ability to assess the graded needs of middle and high school ensembles. The development of rehearsal skills.

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MUSC 394. Instructional Strategies II for Instrumentalists

2 Credits (2)

The course focuses on rehearsal techniques for middle and high school ensembles. It includes a means to determine the quality of a piece of music as well as the standardized level of difficulty (grading). Students must also passing the TEP exam in order to enroll in this course.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MUSC 1410.

Learning Outcomes
  1. The development of rehearsal techniques for middle and high school ensembles

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MUSC 395. Instructional Strategies I for Vocalists

2 Credits (2)

An examination of beginning to advanced literature for vocalists with an emphasis on the needs of middle and high school ensembles. The course includes a means to determine the quality of a piece as well as the standardized level of difficulty (grading). It also allows for full ensemble instrumentation to experience both playing the repertoire and peer teaching to better rehearsal skills. Students must also pass the TEP exam to enroll in this course.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MUSC 1410.

Learning Outcomes
  1. The ability to assess the graded needs of middle and high school ensembles.
  2. The development of rehearsal skills.

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MUSC 396. Instructional Strategies II for Vocalists

2 Credits (2)

The course focuses on rehearsal techniques for middle and high school ensembles. It includes a means to determine the quality of a piece of music as well as the standardized level of difficulty (grading). Students will also need to pass the TEP exam in order to enroll in the course.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MUSC 1410.

Learning Outcomes
  1. The development of rehearsal techniques for middle and high school ensembles.

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MUSC 397. Administrative Music Methods

1 Credit (1)

Lesson planning, curriculum, teaching methodology, materials, and procedures for teaching music in the middle school and high school. Emphasis on administration. Students must also pass the TEP exam to enroll in this course.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MUSC 1410.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Gain insight and experience with administrative strategies and procedures in secondary classroom Work on interview skills as well as resume and cover letter composition Collect a set of usable tools that a student can carry with them into their first job. Gain familiarity with laws and regulations regarding programs and money spent

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MUSC 413. Form and Analysis

3 Credits (3)

Forms in tonal music and basic analytic techniques including music from diverse cultures and media.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MUSC 2452 and MUSC 2461.

MUSC 415. Orchestration

3 Credits (3)

Scoring for full orchestra and various instrumental combinations with consideration of instrument timbres, strengths, weaknesses and ranges. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSC 2452 and MUSC 2461.

MUSC 417. Studio Accompanying

2 Credits (2)

Practical application of collaborative piano skills in a studio setting for Piano Performance majors. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 421. Music of the Baroque Era

3 Credits (3)

An overview of the music of the Baroque era with an emphasis on history and literature. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite: MUSC 303.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the historical and social context from which Baroque music developed. Summarize the career of several well-known Baroque composers. Outline the musical traits common and unique to different regions in the Baroque period and name the most important Baroque genres. Describe the musical style of several well-known and lesser-known Baroque composers, citing examples from specific works. Examine thirty-three Baroque musical works. Write a term paper based on an analysis of a Baroque musical work. Interpret and perform Baroque works with an understanding of historically-informed performance. Describe Baroque string, wind, brass, keyboard, and percussion instruments: their appearance, construction, and manner of playing.

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MUSC 422. Music of the Classic Era

3 Credits (3)

An overview of the music of the Classic era with an emphasis on history and literature.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 303.

MUSC 424. Music of the Twentieth Century

3 Credits (3)

An overview of the music of the Twentieth Century with an emphasis on history and literature. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 303.

MUSC 429. Opera: History and Literature

3 Credits (3)

An overview of the operatic art form from the Florentine Camerata and Baroque opera through current 21st-century works, with an emphasis on historical context, composers, and significant works. Restricted to: Music, Music Education majors.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 303 or consent of instructor.

Learning Outcomes
  1. The student will be able to effectively identify and discuss operatic developments and traditions in historical context as well as demonstrate a knowledge of operatic composers and significant operatic works.

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MUSC 430. Applied Music III

1-4 Credits

Continuation from MUS 330. 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.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSC 330 plus a juried audition.

MUSC 440. Senior Recital

1-2 Credits (1-2)

Public solo performance under the supervision of the appropriate applied instructor. 60 minutes of musical performance is required for enrollment of 2 hours credit. 30 minutes of musical performance is required for enrollment of 1 hour credit. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

Corequisite(s): MUSC 430.

MUSC 441. Supervised Studio Teaching

2 Credits (2)

Teaching of private lessons under supervision. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Music and Music Education majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 450. Research Methods

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to methodology of music research. Emphasis on important scholarly resources and academic writing. Restricted to majors. Main campus only. No S/U option.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

MUSC 455. Music Business Internship

3 Credits (3)

Capstone course for the Music Business degree. Working with the music business coordinator, students must have been accepted as an intern in a music business setting before enrolling. Credit given for the internship based on criteria developed for each placement. Restricted to majors. S/U only.

Prerequisites: MUSC 330 and piano proficiency.

MUSC 470. Special Topics III

1-3 Credits

Designed for highly motivated students. Independent study and individual guidance. May be taken for unlimited credit.

MUSC 471. Graduate Theory Review

3 Credits (3)

Comprehensive and accelerated study of modes, diatonic harmony, and classical form of the common practice period. Restricted to: Music majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 475. Intermediate Conducting

3 Credits (3)

Serves as a bridge from undergraduate conducting study to the graduate level. Advanced undergraduate students may enroll to learn how the graduate program in conducting functions. The course also serves as the introductory experience for newly admitted graduate conducting majors. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Study musical scores from a conducting perspective; Demonstrate effective predetermined gestures and movements; Lead an ensemble; Research and give presentations related to composers and their music; Demonstrate advanced knowledge of conducting practices.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or better in MUSC 326 or MUSC 327.

MUSC 477. Graduate Music History Review

3 Credits (3)

Comprehensive and accelerated study of music history from antiquity to the present Restricted to: Music majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 486. Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature II

2 Credits (2)

Methods, materials, problems, literature, and techniques in teaching individual lessons. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Music majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

MUSC 498. Independent Study

1-3 Credits

For students with a strong musical background wishing to explore content beyond the traditional curriculum. Restricted to majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

MUSC 511. Survey of Traditional Harmony

3 Credits (3)

Tonal harmony in common practice and theory of the late 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. Restricted to: Music majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 471.

MUSC 513. Twentieth Century Art Music

3 Credits (3)

Analytical techniques, structural design and compositional materials from Debussy to the Minimalist school in historical context. Restricted to: Music majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 471.

MUSC 518. Seminar in Music Theory

3 Credits (3)

Varying topics in Music Theory, providing a more specific and in-depth study of the particular topic. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: Music majors. Traditional Grading with RR.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 471.

MUSC 519. Seminar in Music History

3 Credits (3)

Varying topics in Music History, providing a more specific and in-depth study of the particular topic. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 477.

MUSC 521. Music of the Baroque Era: History and Literature

3 Credits (3)

An overview of the music of the Baroque Era with an emphasis on history and literature. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite: A grade of B or better in MUSC 477.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the historical and social context from which Baroque music developed. Summarize the career of several well-known Baroque composers. Outline the musical traits common and unique to different regions in the Baroque period and name the most important Baroque genres. Describe the musical style of several well-known and lesser-known Baroque composers, citing examples from specific works. Examine thirty-three Baroque musical works. Write a term paper based on an analysis of a Baroque musical work. Interpret and perform Baroque works with an understanding of historically-informed performance. Describe Baroque string, wind, brass, keyboard, and percussion instruments: their appearance, construction, and manner of playing.

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MUSC 522. Music of the Classical Era: History and Literature

3 Credits (3)

An overview of the music of the Classical era with an emphasis on history and literature. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 477.

MUSC 523. Music of the Romantic Era: History and Literature

3 Credits (3)

An overview of Romantic era music, with an emphasis on history and literature. Restricted to MUS Majors. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite: A grade of B or better in MUSC 477.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop an in depth knowledge of composers of the Romantic era Develop the ability to Recognize Major compositions of the Romantic Era Develop the ability to analyze works from the Romantic Era.

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MUSC 529. Opera History and Literature

3 Credits (3)

An overview of the operatic art form from the Florentine Camerata and Baroque opera through current 21st-century works, with an emphasis on historical context, composers, and significant works. Restricted to: M ED,MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 477.

Learning Outcomes
  1. The student will be able to effectively identify and discuss operatic developments and traditions in historical context as well as demonstrate a knowledge of operatic composers and significant operatic works.

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MUSC 530. Seminar in Music Education

3 Credits (3)

Varying topics in Music Education, providing a more specific and in-depth study of the particular topic. Restricted to: MUS majors.

MUSC 531. Music Education in the Diverse Classroom

3 Credits (3)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to diverse and at-risk student groups in educational settings in the music classroom. It will help the course participants explore strategies and gain skills to enhance the musical growth of marginalized groups of students. There is an emphasis on identification, behavioral patterns, building interpersonal relationships, and will include a critical review of selected current research studies in music education. Armed with this knowledge, course participants will be better prepared to understand at-risk students and how best to implement strategies in the classroom. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will access and utilize the basic research journals and other sources of research reports and summaries, including those identified using computer technology in the field of music education. Students will describe the structure of most qualitative research studies and their aide in identifying student traits. Students will understand and use most of the language, terms and vocabulary found in qualitative research reports in discussing and identifying behavioral patterns of at-risk students. Students will appraise qualitative research in a systematic way; analyze and review what the research produced in order to isolate the strategies available to incorporate in classroom teaching scenarios. Students will independently retrieve, critique and summarize research related to at-risk students in music education.

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MUSC 535. Current Issues in Music Education

3 Credits (3)

This course examines the rich and challenging complexities of music teaching and learning from a variety of perspectives. Educational theory to pedagogical inquiry of current educational practice will be examined, calling students to critically reflect on such professional activities as lesson planning, curriculum design, repertoire choice, program assessment, advocacy in the arts, and student evaluation. Restricted to: MUS (Music Ed track only) majors.

MUSC 540. Graduate Recital/Analytical Paper

4 Credits (4)

This course is for students completing a Master of Music with a Performance emphasis. A public recital will be given and an accompanying research paper will be submitted. Restricted to: MUS majors.

MUSC 574. Advanced Choral Conducting I

3 Credits (3)

This course will continue the training for competent musicianship with a focus on conducting gestures and movements, score study, and rehearsal techniques. Lessons will focus primarily on the development of a non-verbal vocabulary that will allow each student to clearly and artistically communicate with the members of an ensemble to solicit a predetermined musical result. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 475.

MUSC 575. Advanced Choral Conducting II

3 Credits (3)

This is the final course in preparation for the student’s graduate conducting concert. It will continue the training for competent musicianship with a focus on conducting gestures and movements, score study, and rehearsal techniques. Lessons will focus primarily on the development of a non-verbal vocabulary that will allow each student to clearly and artistically communicate with the members of an ensemble to solicit a predetermined musical result. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 574.

MUSC 576. Advanced Instrumental Conducting I

3 Credits (3)

The role of the conductor is to lead, react to, alter, and reinforce the performance of the ensemble. This course will continue in the training for competent musicianship with a focus on conducting gestures and movements, score study, and rehearsal techniques. Lessons will focus primarily on the development of a non-verbal vocabulary that will allow each student to clearly and artistically communicate with the members of an ensemble to solicit a predetermined musical result. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 475.

MUSC 577. Advanced Instrumental Conducting II

3 Credits (3)

The role of the conductor is to lead, react to, alter, and reinforce the performance of the ensemble. This course will continue in the training for competent musicianship with a focus on conducting gestures and movements, score study, and rehearsal techniques. Lessons will focus primarily on the development of a non-verbal vocabulary that will allow each student to clearly and artistically communicate with the members of an ensemble to solicit a predetermined musical result. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 576.

MUSC 578. Advanced Choral Literature

2-3 Credits (2-3)

An examination of significant choral works from 1200 to the present, including composers, genres, and historical context May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 475.

MUSC 579. Advanced Instrumental Literature

2-3 Credits (2-3)

An examination of significant instrumental works from the Baroque period to the present, including composers, genres, and historical context May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 475.

MUSC 580. Ensemble Performance

1 Credit (1)

Performance in university ensembles. May be repeated up to 99 credits.

Prerequisite(s): by audition only.

MUSC 582. Applied Music

2-4 Credits

For music majors, individual instruction, including improvisation skills and techniques. Students may enroll for 2 or 4 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.

Prerequisites: audition and consent of instructor.

MUSC 586. Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature III

2 Credits (2)

Methods, materials, problems, literature, and techniques in teaching individual lessons. Restricted to: MUS majors.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of B or better in MUSC 486.

MUSC 598. Special Research Programs

1-4 Credits

May be taken for unlimited credit.

MUSC 599. Master's Thesis

15 Credits

Thesis.