2014-15 Catalog

Music (MUS)

College of Liberal Studies
School of Arts and Communication
Department Chair: Christopher Frye
233 Center For The Arts; 608.785.8409
Email: cfrye@uwlax.edu

www.uwlax.edu/music

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is a vital unit within the School of Arts and Communication in the College of Liberal Studies. The department offers a balanced program of musical organizations, theory, composition and history courses, and performance opportunities.

Musical organizations include the UW-La Crosse Orchestra, the Screaming Eagles marching band, the UW-La Crosse Wind Symphony, and the Symphonic Band. The nationally recognized jazz studies program is an active, vital part of university life. Six excellent choral organizations provide UW-La Crosse students with a unique opportunity to perform music of many styles and genres. All organizations tour regularly. Recent tours include performances in France, Germany, Netherlands, Scotland, Great Britain, and Ireland. The Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, the Concert Choir, and Wind Symphony have been invited to perform at Wisconsin state music conferences.

Applied music lessons are provided to all music majors and minors without additional fees. The department has both a fully automated recording studio as well as laptop based Pro Tools recording facilities


  • Students enrolling in the music major must complete the music major core requirements and one or more areas of emphasis.
  • Students enrolling in education emphases must also complete teacher education requirements found in the School of Education.

The below course lists are to be used to meet the requirements of music majors and minors, but non-music majors and minors may also enroll with consent of instructor.

Large ensembles                      Small ensembles                           Applied music

Large ensembles

(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university with consent of instructor)

One credit per semester. A maximum of six credits may be earned in large ensembles toward a music major.

MUS 151Screaming Eagles Marching Band1
MUS 153Concert Choir1
MUS 154Symphonic Band (Concert Band II)1
MUS 155Orchestra1
MUS 157Mannerchoir1
MUS 159Women's Chorus1
MUS 163Wind Symphony (Concert Band I)1
MUS 167Choral Union1

Small ensembles

(Open to students in all schools and colleges within the university with consent of instructor)

One credit per semester. Prerequisite: current enrollment in MUS 153, MUS 157, MUS 159, MUS 167 (if choral or general music education major), MUS 151, MUS 155, MUS 163 (if instrumental or general music education major). A maximum of two credits earned in small ensembles may be applied toward the music major.

MUS 152Opera Workshop1
MUS 161Ensembles1
MUS 165Jazz Ensemble I1
MUS 166Jazz Ensemble II1
MUS 168Vocal Jazz Ensemble1
MUS 169Chamber Choir1

Students who register for credit in music organizations are required to register in the same manner and within the time limits established for registration in all other courses.

Applied music courses

Applied music courses are open to music majors and minors without an extra fee. Other students may audition to take applied music courses on a space-available basis and must pay an applied music fee.

Placement in intermediate (200 level) and advanced (300 level) courses is determined by audition. Students enrolled in 200 or 300 level courses will perform for a Department of Music jury at the close of each semester of instruction. Students enrolled in recital-level courses (400 level) will present a public recital. Students enrolled in 200 and 300 level courses take one (one-half hour) private lesson per week and will also meet for one class lesson per week. Students may enroll in a maximum of two applied areas each semester. All applied music courses are one credit.

A music major or minor1 may enroll for a maximum of nine semesters in a single applied area without paying an extra fee. Of those nine semester credits, only six credits may be earned at the 200 level.

1

 Applied music credits for minors beyond the required four semesters are subject to space availability.

Course list

MUA 201Applied Flute1
MUA 202Applied Oboe1
MUA 203Applied Clarinet1
MUA 204Applied Bassoon1
MUA 205Applied Saxophone1
MUA 206Applied Horn1
MUA 207Applied Trumpet1
MUA 208Applied Trombone1
MUA 209Applied Euphonium1
MUA 210Applied Tuba1
MUA 211Applied Percussion1
MUA 214Applied Piano1
MUA 215Applied Guitar1
MUA 216Applied Violin1
MUA 217Applied Viola1
MUA 218Applied Cello1
MUA 219Applied Bass1
MUA 221Applied Voice1
MUA 301Applied Flute1
MUA 302Applied Oboe1
MUA 303Applied Clarinet1
MUA 304Applied Bassoon1
MUA 305Applied Saxophone1
MUA 306Applied Horn1
MUA 307Applied Trumpet1
MUA 308Applied Trombone1
MUA 309Applied Euphonium1
MUA 310Applied Tuba1
MUA 311Applied Percussion1
MUA 314Applied Piano1
MUA 315Applied Guitar1
MUA 316Applied Violin1
MUA 317Applied Viola1
MUA 318Applied Cello1
MUA 319Applied Bass1
MUA 321Applied Voice1
MUA 471Recital1
MUA 472Performance Emphasis Recital1

Professor

Greg Balfany

Christopher Frye

Gary Walth

Associate Professor

Tammy Fisher

Terry Kelly

Soojin Kim Ritterling

Mary Tollefson

Assistant Professor

J. Thomas Seddon IV

Senior Lecturer

Karyn Quinn

Lecturer

Scott Bean

David Phipps

Associate Lecturer

David Richardson

Administrative Support

Christine Reed

+ next to a course number indicates a general education course

Applied Music Courses

MUA 201 Cr.1

Applied Flute

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 202 Cr.1

Applied Oboe

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 203 Cr.1

Applied Clarinet

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 204 Cr.1

Applied Bassoon

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 205 Cr.1

Applied Saxophone

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 206 Cr.1

Applied Horn

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 207 Cr.1

Applied Trumpet

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 208 Cr.1

Applied Trombone

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 209 Cr.1

Applied Euphonium

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 210 Cr.1

Applied Tuba

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 211 Cr.1

Applied Percussion

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 214 Cr.1

Applied Piano

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 215 Cr.1

Applied Guitar

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 216 Cr.1

Applied Violin

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 217 Cr.1

Applied Viola

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 218 Cr.1

Applied Cello

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 219 Cr.1

Applied Bass

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 221 Cr.1

Applied Voice

Intermediate applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 301 Cr.1

Applied Flute

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 302 Cr.1

Applied Oboe

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 303 Cr.1

Applied Clarinet

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 304 Cr.1

Applied Bassoon

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 305 Cr.1

Applied Saxophone

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 306 Cr.1

Applied Horn

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 307 Cr.1

Applied Trumpet

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 308 Cr.1

Applied Trombone

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 309 Cr.1

Applied Euphonium

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 310 Cr.1

Applied Tuba

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 311 Cr.1

Applied Percussion

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 314 Cr.1

Applied Piano

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 315 Cr.1

Applied Guitar

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 316 Cr.1

Applied Violin

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 317 Cr.1

Applied Viola

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 318 Cr.1

Applied Cello

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 319 Cr.1

Applied Bass

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 321 Cr.1

Applied Voice

Advanced applied course requiring audition. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week; performance for music department jury at end of semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: open to music majors or minors. Others may enroll on a space available basis based on audition. Non-music majors and non-music minors pay an applied music fee. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 471 Cr.1

Recital

Capstone project in applied music. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Requirements vary by emphases. See the music department's Student Handbook. Repeatable for credit - maximum two. Prerequisite: open to music majors; two semesters of 300 level applied music in the performance area of the recital. Concurrent enrollment in 300 level applied music course recommended. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUA 472 Cr.1

Performance Emphasis Recital

Capstone project in applied music. Includes one-half hour private lesson per week and one class lesson per week plus public recital. Requirements vary by emphases. See the music department's Student Handbook. Repeatable for credit - maximum two. Prerequisite: open to music majors; two semesters of 300 level applied music in the performance area of the recital. Concurrent enrollment in 300 level applied music course recommended. Offered Fall, Spring.

Music Courses

+MUS 105 Cr.2

Music Appreciation

The Western classical tradition. A survey of the forms and styles within each period since the Baroque. Emphasis on the content of specific masterpieces to enhance perceptive learning. Not open to students with credit in MUS 110. Not applicable to major or minor. Offered Fall, Spring.

+MUS 110 Cr.3

The Listening Experience in Music

An introductory course to music listening, with emphasis on methods of perceiving and understanding musical information. Topics include factors in listening, recognition of musical elements and other concepts which contribute to aural perception, and understanding the influence of musical context. The course content will include representative examples of world music, compositions by women, and representative music from the Western classical tradition. Prerequisite: Not open to students with credit in MUS 105. Not applicable to major or minor. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 146 Cr.1

Keyboard Competencies I

This course is designed to prepare students to use the piano as a functional vehicle of expression and as an accompanying instrument. Emphasis will be given to developing physical coordination of keyboard performance skills, building basic piano technique and basic keyboard theory, harmonizing melodies with given chord symbols and by ear, and reading simple piano literature in traditional music notation. Lect. 1, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: music major or minor, or concurrent registration in MUS 235. Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 147 Cr.1

Keyboard Competencies II

This course is designed to prepare students to use the piano as a functional vehicle of expression and as an accompanying instrument. From performance level attained in Keyboard I, students will continue developing physical coordination of keyboard performance skills, building basic technique, applying keyboard theory and harmonizing melodies. Primary emphasis will be to increase performance ability at first sight through practice strategies, musical analysis and several pieces of piano literature. Lect. 1, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: MUS 146 or consent of instructor. Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 148 Cr.1

Keyboard Competencies III

This course is designed to prepare students to use the piano as a functional vehicle of expression and as an accompanying instrument. Having achieved basic piano technique and reading skills, the emphasis in this course will be to expand the use of the keyboard in practical music education contexts: accompaniments, multiple staff (score) reading and transposition. Students will have opportunities to articulate practice strategies and to assess performances. Practical situations which call for modification of the printed score will also be addressed. Lect. 1, Lab 1. Prerequisite: MUS 146 or consent of instructor. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 149 Cr.1

Keyboard Competencies IV

This course prepares music education students to address standards for keyboard competency as stipulated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. All activities in the course will be driven by practical situations in the classroom using keyboard skills. These skills include demonstration of keyboard technique (scales, chord progressions), folk song accompaniments, transposition of melodies to other keys, score reading (choral or instrumental ensembles) and performance of accompaniments with appropriate stylistic considerations. Lect. 1, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: MUS 148 or consent of instructor. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 151 Cr.1

Screaming Eagles Marching Band

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall.

MUS 152 Cr.1

Opera Workshop

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, MUS 157, MUS 159, MUS 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, MUS 155, MUS 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 153 Cr.1

Concert Choir

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 154 Cr.1

Symphonic Band (Concert Band II)

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Spring.

MUS 155 Cr.1

Orchestra

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 157 Cr.1

Mannerchoir

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall.

MUS 159 Cr.1

Women's Chorus

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 161 Cr.1

Ensembles

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, MUS 157, MUS 159, MUS 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, MUS 155, MUS 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 163 Cr.1

Wind Symphony (Concert Band I)

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 165 Cr.1

Jazz Ensemble I

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, MUS 157, MUS 159, MUS 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, MUS 155, MUS 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 166 Cr.1

Jazz Ensemble II

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, MUS 157, MUS 159, MUS 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, MUS 155, MUS 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 167 Cr.1

Choral Union

Large ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges and community members with consent of instructor. A maximum of six credits in all large ensembles may be applied to music major Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 168 Cr.1

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, MUS 157, MUS 159, MUS 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, MUS 155, MUS 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 169 Cr.1

Chamber Choir

Small ensemble open to students in all schools and colleges with consent of instructor. Requires concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble (MUS 153, MUS 157, MUS 159, MUS 167 if choral or general music ed major; MUS 151, MUS 155, MUS 163 if instrumental or general music ed major). A maximum of two credits in all small ensembles may be applied to music major. Offered Fall, Spring.

+MUS 201 Cr.3

Musical Cultures

World music from a global perspective, celebrating both the similarities and differences of musical expressions. Exemplary artistic, folkloric, and popular music cultures of the world are compared to those of the Medieval and Renaissance eras. An introduction to hearing these expressions as cultural phenomena, using objective methods of study that lead to a general understanding of music by visual and aural analysis and by hearing music in its cultural context. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major or minor. Offered Fall.

MUS 202 Cr.2

Music History: 1600-1825

A study of music history and literature in the Western world from 1600-1825. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or MUS 201. Offered Spring.

+MUS 204 Cr.3

Latin American Music: Its Context and Impact

A survey of Latin American musical styles, their cultural contexts, and their impact in the U.S. An assessment of religious, artistic, and popular music, focusing on major schools and traditions in Latin America. The course develops from a geographical, chronological approach ranging from pre-Columbian to European and African manifestations in the 20 Latin American republics, with emphasis on the Hispanic domination. Then the course traces the U.S. impact of Mexicans in the southwest since the California missions, Puerto Ricans in New York, and Cubans in Miami; the inroads of Latin dances on jazz and rock. Offered Occasionally.

+MUS 209 Cr.3

History of Jazz Culture (ES)

A chronological study of the history of jazz from its African/Creole roots to the present with emphasis on ethnic cultural contributions and innovations through listening and selected readings. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 211 Cr.2

Basic Conducting

Development of the physical and mental skills necessary for accurate beat patterns, cueing, fermatas, cut-offs, accerlandos and ritardandos. Emphasis is placed on body posture, body language, eye contact, accurate tempos and dynamics. A basic knowledge of musical terms is required along with the ability to use them to teach the aesthetic qualities of music. Prerequisite: MUS 147, MUS 236. Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 213 Cr.1

Class Guitar

Concentration in development of skills necessary for the use of guitar in the elementary and middle school classroom, including a variety of ways the instrument may be used to accompany singing as well as in solo capacities. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 214 Cr.1

String Techniques I

Group instruction on violin/viola. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 215 Cr.1

String Techniques II

Group instruction on cello and double bass. This course is designed to prepare students to perform and demonstrate on these instruments at a middle school ability level, teach and diagnose performance problems in elementary and secondary students, and present technical information and demonstrations on the care and maintenance of string instruments. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 220 Cr.1

High Brass Techniques

Group instruction on trumpet/horn. Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 221 Cr.1

Low Brass Techniques

Group instruction on trombone/tuba. Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 225 Cr.1

Percussion Techniques I

Group lessons in snare, tympani and mallet instruments. Primarily for students preparing to teach instrumental music. Two periods per week. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 226 Cr.1

Percussion Techniques II

Group lessons in mallets, Latin equipment and drum set. Primarily for students preparing to teach instrumental music. Two periods per week. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 227 Cr.1

Woodwind Techniques I

Group instruction on clarinet. Primarily for students planning to teach instrumental music. Two periods per week. Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 228 Cr.1

Woodwind Techniques II

Group instruction on oboe and flute. Primarily for students planning to teach instrumental music. Two periods per week. Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 229 Cr.1

Woodwind Techniques III

Group instruction on bassoon and saxophone. Primarily for students planning to teach instrumental music. Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 235 Cr.3

Music Theory I

Basic materials in music theory, rhythm, intervals, triads, harmony, modes. Introduction to four-part writing, and to the analysis of forms and styles. Keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in MUS 237. Offered Fall.

MUS 236 Cr.3

Music Theory II

Continuation of Music Theory I. Modulation, seventh chords and altered chords. Nonharmonic tones. Keyboard harmony. . Prerequisite: MUS 235 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment in MUS 238. Offered Spring.

MUS 237 Cr.1

Music Reading & Aural Skills I

Singing at sight and aural recognition (dictation) of scales and modes, intervals, diatonic melody involving tonic and dominant harmonies, rhythmic patterns in simple and compound meters; introduction to alto and tenor clefs. Two periods per week. Prerequisite: concurrent registration in MUS 235. Offered Fall.

MUS 238 Cr.1

Music Reading and Aural Skills II

Continuation of MUS 237; subdominant harmonies, secondary dominant harmonies, secondary dominants, modulation to near-related keys, two-voice counterpoint, more complex rhythmic patterns involving syncopation and borrowed divisions of the beat. Two periods per week. Prerequisite: successful completion of MUS 237 with a grade of "C" or better; concurrent enrollment in MUS 236. Offered Spring.

MUS 249 Cr.1

Piano Sight Reading

This course is intensely focused on reading piano music at sight. While the majority of the course provides opportunities to read/perform new music at sight, strategies to improve initial sight-reading skills will be given on a regular basis. Lect.1, Lab 1. Prerequisite: MUS 149. Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 263 Cr.1

Introduction to Music Technology

This course introduces the basic principles of music production with recorders, mixers, microphones, synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, computers, video discs and CD ROM devices. It includes fundamental concepts in recording with analog and digital recorders, mixing, analog and digital synthesis, sampling and MIDI/computer applications for music sequencing, notation and education. Prerequisite: MUS 235. Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 301 Cr.2

Music History: 1825-1900

A study of music history and literature in the Western world from 1825 to 1900: the Romantic Period. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major. Offered Fall.

MUS 302 Cr.2

Music History: 20th Century

A study of music history and literature in the Western world from 1900 to the present: the Contemporary Period. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major. Offered Spring.

MUS/THA 304 Cr.3

History of Music Theatre

A survey of music theatre history and literature from origins to the present and its effect on popular culture, this course provides an understanding of the development of music theatre into the present day. Particular attention is given to the writers and composers who greatly influenced and/or continue to influence the development of this art form. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 112. (Cross-listed with MUS/THA; may only earn credit in one department.) Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 305 Cr.2

American Music

A study of musical development in the United States. Colonial music, folk music, jazz, and the development of music as an art in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major. Offered Occasionally.

MUS/THA 310 Cr.3

The Singer/Actor

This course examines the process of acting through song and verse. Its purpose is to explore a variety of theoretical and practical approaches integrating acting, vocal and stylistic techniques which support and strengthen each other. Prerequisite: THA 220 or THA 222; MUS 235, MUS 236, MUS 237, MUS 238. Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 312 Cr.1

Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble Techniques

Pedagogical techniques and problem solving for conductors of middle school and high school marching bands and jazz ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS 211; MUS 225 or MUS 226; MUS 220 or MUS 221; MUS 226 or MUS 227 or MUS 228. Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 313 Cr.1

Orchestra Techniques

Practical approaches to the design and development of a successful school string and orchestra program. Topics covered will be special recruitment and teaching techniques to the string section, the relationship between bowing and style, effective use of heterogenous teaching methods, chamber music in the string curriculum and scheduling, repertoire, equipment, style and techniques for the full orchestra, string orchestra, strolling strings and 'Pops' orchestra. Prerequisite: MUS 211; MUS 214 or MUS 215. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 316 Cr.2

Advanced Instrumental Conducting

The study of advanced problems in instrumental conducting. Topics covered include baton technique, score preparation and analysis, interpretation, rehearsal technique and procedure and the study of appropriate instrumental literature of the band and orchestra in relation to its performance and practice. Prerequisite: MUS 211. Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.

+MUS 317 Cr.3

Musical Classroom

Contextual music methodology course designed for elementary classroom teachers. This course is intended to explore the role of the classroom teacher. The emphasis of the course is to incorporate music into the daily class activities through performance and teaching opportunities. The course content will include listening to representative selections of Western classical, American, and Asian music in relation to its historical, social, and cultural contexts. Not applicable to the music major or minor. Most appropriate for Teacher Education. Offered Fall, Spring.

MUS 318 Cr.2

Advanced Choral Conducting

The study of advanced problems in choral conducting. Topics covered will include conducting techniques, score preparation, and analysis, interpretation, rehearsal techniques and procedures, and appropriate choral literature. Prerequisite: MUS 211. Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 320 Cr.2

Orchestration

A study of the characteristics and capabilities of orchestral and band instruments and the writing of practical transcription and arrangements for various small ensembles, the full band and the orchestra. Prerequisite: MUS 236. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 321 Cr.2

Choral Arranging

Scoring and arranging for mixed chorus, choirs, glee clubs and small vocal ensembles; scoring of instrumental accompaniment for vocal groups. Prerequisite: MUS 335. Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 322 Cr.3

Choral Techniques

Basic principles of choral performance. Elements of expression, stylistic characteristic and preparation of choral groups. The voice at different age levels. Examination and evaluation of choral materials. Prerequisite: MUS 211. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS/THA 324 Cr.3

Cabaret Performance Workshop

Students work together in a workshop format to rehearse and eventually perform a cabaret set consisting of ensemble numbers, duets and solos on a common theme. Each number will be carefully rehearsed and staged. This is a studio course requiring active and regular participation. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: admission to the music theatre emphasis. (Cross-listed with MUS/THA; may only earn credit in one department.) Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 326 Cr.2

Jazz Improvisation I

The study and application of the theoretical, technical and performance aspects of jazz improvisation. Three periods per week. Prerequisite: MUS 236. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 327 Cr.2

Jazz Improvisation II

A continuation of the principles and techniques of Jazz Improvisation I, but at a higher performance level. Three periods per week. Prerequisite: MUS 326. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 328 Cr.1

Diction in Music

The study of diction for music majors and minors dealing with the phonetic systems and texts in foreign language. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 329 Cr.1

Recording Techniques

Physical properties of sound, the recording chain and principles of audio recording will be covered. Participants will be responsible for a final recording project. Consent of instructor. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 333 Cr.2

Electronic Music

Basic principles and theory of the generation and modification of acoustical wave-forms by electronic means. Consent of instructor. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 335 Cr.3

Music Theory III

Continuation of Music Theory I and II, with further study of modulation, altered chords, and extended chords. Stylistic and formal analysis and composition with emphasis upon eighteenth and nineteenth century styles and techniques. Keyboard harmony, sight reading and ear training. Prerequisite: MUS 236 or equivalent. Offered Fall.

MUS 336 Cr.3

Music Theory IV

Continuation of Music Theory III, with analysis of the principal forms of music. Stylistic and formal analysis and composition with emphasis upon twentieth-century idioms. Keyboard harmony, sight reading and ear training. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MUS 335 or equivalent. Offered Spring.

MUS 337 Cr.1

Music Reading & Aural Skills III

Continuation of MUS 238; chromatic harmonies, four-voice dictation, rhythmic patterns involving changing and complex meters. Two periods per week. Prerequisite: completion of MUS 238 with a grade of "C" or better; concurrent enrollment in MUS 335. Offered Fall.

MUS 338 Cr.1

Music Reading and Aural Skills IV

Continuation of MUS 337; higher chords, non-tonal melody, rhythmic patterns involving syncopation in changing and complex meters. Two periods per week. Prerequisite: completion of MUS 337 with a grade of "C" or better; concurrent enrollment in MUS 336. Offered Spring.

MUS 342 Cr.1

Keyboard Accompanying

Instruction and practical experience in keyboard accompanying. Prerequisite: permission by department chair. Consent of department. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 349 Cr.1

Vocal Accompanying

Instruction and practical experience in vocal accompanying. Topics include score reading, rehearsal techniques, simplifying scores, improving pianistic interpretation in performance. Lect. 1, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: MUS 249. Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 351 Cr.2

Piano Pedagogy I

An introduction to teaching piano. Topics include methods and materials currently used for studying piano, business and administrative issues related to operating independent teaching studios, innovative strategies beyond traditional method book instruction and piano literature. Through a comprehensive survey of piano literature and essential pedagogical collections of repertoire, students will establish a foundation for teaching styles of intermediate and advanced piano literature. Lect. 2, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: music major; concurrent registration in MUA 314. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 352 Cr.2

Piano Pedagogy II: Instructional Strategies

This course is designed to study and implement strategies for improving effectiveness in piano teaching. A systematic examination and evaluation of piano methods will be covered, as well as discussions regarding teaching content versus teaching process. Topics on teaching effectiveness will include behavioral modifications, task analysis, teaching cycles, and observation and evaluation techniques. Students also receive initial training in systematic methods for making independent changes in both piano practice and piano teaching environments. Lect. 2, Lab. 1. Prerequisite: MUS 351; concurrent registration in MUA 314. Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 371 Cr.3

Methods and Materials in Elementary School Music

This course is designed to prepare music education majors to teach content and skills essential for developing musicianship for children in pre-kindergarten through elementary school. Prerequisite: MUS 335; admission to teacher education. Offered Fall - Even Numbered Years.

MUS 372 Cr.3

General Music in the Middle/Senior High School

This course is designed to prepare music education major students for teaching general music in secondary schools. Sufficient materials, methods, and techniques are explored as to enable the beginning teacher to deal with adolescent musical skills. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education. Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 373 Cr.3

Choral Music in the Middle/Senior High School

This course is designed to provide the students with the basic principles and techniques of choral preparation and performance in relation to public school choral ensembles. It deals specifically with vocal production in young voices, choral sound, repertoire, stylistic characteristics, and expressive elements. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education. Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 374 Cr.3

Instrumental Music in the Schools

A practicum in the structure, supervision, and administration of school instrumental music programs. Emphasis placed upon elementary band techniques, junior/senior high school band/orchestra rehearsal procedures, and organization and conducting. Prerequisite: completion of 8 hours of techniques classes and conducting; admission to teacher education. Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.

MUS 403 Cr.2

Symphonic Literature

A study of the development of the orchestra, the important orchestral forms and the evolution of orchestral styles through the study of compositions of representative composers. Prerequisite: MUS 301 or MUS 302. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 407 Cr.2

Survey of Opera

A historical survey of opera from its origin to the present, emphasizing an understanding of the parameters of opera as an art form. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or MUS 110 or music major; MUS 301 or MUS 302. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 432 Cr.2

Counterpoint

Composition of musical themes with analysis and writing of counterpoint in two and three parts. Prerequisite: MUS 335. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 437 Cr.2

Form and Analysis

The study of the basic structural principles and patterns of music, of their expansion into the chief homophonic and contrapuntal forms in Western music. Prerequisite: MUS 335. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 439 Cr.2

Composition

The study of compositional techniques and their application to the writing of original music. Individual projects in composition. Prerequisite: MUS 336. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 480 Cr.1-3

Independent Study of Music

Individual projects. Concentration in one area of advanced music study. Open to selected advanced students who have excellent records in the department. Admission by consent of adviser, instructor, and music department staff. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Consent of department. Offered Occasionally.

MUS 499/699 Cr.1-3

Special Topics in Music and Music Education

Special topics in music and music education not covered by current courses taught in the music department. The particular topic selected to be determined by the Music Department according to the current need and interest. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 336 or consent of the department chair; junior standing. Consent of instructor. Offered Occasionally.

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