Music Courses

 

 MUSI100 World Music (3.0 sh)

Introduces students to world music from a variety of cultural approaches and enables students to develop a broader aesthetic perspective.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

MUSI101 Introduction to Music

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Introduces students to the vocabulary, concepts, techniques, and style changes associated with the art music of Western civilization.  Representative compositions from all the ages of music history are explored in depth, particular attention being given to the stylistic characteristics of each selection.  The historical background and major composers of each style period are introduced, and the changing role of the composer in society is discussed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI103 Basic Musicianship
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

MUSI103 Develops musicianship through the study of composition and performance of music.  Guided activities in voice, keyboard, composition and classroom instruments will be available for performance experience.  Learning to read music notation will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI105 Historical Trends in Music, Theatre, Jazz, and Rock
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides students with the opportunity to develop a structure for future listening experiences in the Rock, Jazz, and Popular Music genres.  The unique characteristics of each genre will be explored.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

MUSI110 Introduction to Singing

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

A study of choral and vocal literature of various style periods. Emphasis given to musicianship and singing techniques. Activities include a performance with the University Choir once each semester, and solo and small ensemble performance (or a research paper) as part of the class work. Open to all students who can sing in tune as determined by the instructor prior to registration. This course is recommended as a prerequisite to MUSI111.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI111 University Choir

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Designed to acquaint the student with musical performance and to offer means and experiences to solve those problems (e.g., technical demands, interpretation of music, and exploration of representative).  Ensembles include the following, i.e., University Band (Marching - Fall; Symphonic - Spring), University Choir, Jazz/Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Small Vocal Ensembles (e.g., Cantori, Vocal Jazz Ensemble), and Small Instrumental Ensembles (e.g., Jazz/Rock Combo, Pit Orchestra).

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI112 University Band

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]

Designed to acquaint the student with musical performance and to offer means and experiences to solve those problems (e.g., technical demands, interpretation of music, and exploration of representative).  Ensembles include the following, i.e., University Band (Marching - Fall; Symphonic - Spring), University Choir, Jazz/Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Small Vocal Ensembles (e.g., Cantori, Vocal Jazz Ensemble), and Small Instrumental Ensembles (e.g., Jazz/Rock Combo, Pit Orchestra).

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


MUSI114 Jazz/Rock Ensemble
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
Designed to acquaint the student with musical performance and to offer means and experiences to solve those problems (e.g., technical demands, interpretation of music, and exploration of representative).  Ensembles include the following, i.e., University Band (Marching - Fall; Symphonic - Spring), University Choir, Jazz/Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Small Vocal Ensembles (e.g., Cantori, Vocal Jazz Ensemble), and Small Instrumental Ensembles (e.g., Jazz/Rock Combo, Pit Orchestra).

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

MUSI115 Ensemble Small Choral

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Designed to acquaint the student with musical performance and to offer means and experiences to solve those problems (e.g., technical demands, interpretation of music, and exploration of representative).  Ensembles include the following, i.e., University Band (Marching - Fall; Symphonic - Spring), University Choir, Jazz/Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Small Vocal Ensembles (e.g., Cantori, Vocal Jazz Ensemble), and Small Instrumental Ensembles (e.g., Jazz/Rock Combo, Pit Orchestra).

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI116 Ensemble Small Instrument

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Designed to acquaint the student with musical performance and to offer means and experiences to solve those problems (e.g., technical demands, interpretation of music, and exploration of representative).  Ensembles include the following, i.e., University Band (Marching - Fall; Symphonic - Spring), University Choir, Jazz/Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Small Vocal Ensembles (e.g., Cantori, Vocal Jazz Ensemble), and Small Instrumental Ensembles (e.g., Jazz/Rock Combo, Pit Orchestra).

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

 

 

 

MUSI121 Applied Music 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]

A concentrated approach to musical performance (voice, piano, etc.) through individual instruction in private lessons. Encompasses playing technique, tone production, sight-reading, performance practice, and interpretation of significant music literature.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI122 Applied Music 2
[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2sh ]
Similar to MUSI121 with twice as much lesson time.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

 

MUSI125 Introduction to Musical Theater (3.0 sh)

Introduces students to musical theater, its history, and application.

Prerequisite: None

 


 

MUSI203 Music Theory 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

Presents basic concepts in music theory, including fundamentals of music notation, basic principles of meter, intervals, major/minor scales, key signatures/circle of fifths, chord structures, melodic structures, and principles of part writing/voice leading using root position and inverted chords. Non-chord tones introduced. Motivic, phrase, and period structures are analyzed. The course will include basic exercises in sight-singing and ear training and also a study of blues, jazz, and other nontraditional idioms.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   (MUSI109 ANDMUSI206 )


 

MUSI204 Music Theory 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2sh ]

A continuation of Music Theory 1. Basic concepts of traditional harmony are extended and chord vocabulary is enlarged. Partwriting with inverted chords and non-chord tones is studied. Motivic, phrase, and period structures are analyzed. Sight-singing and ear training skills development are continued. Jazz forms, scales, chord structures and notational techniques will be reviewed and expanded upon.

Prerequisite: ( MUSI109 AND MUSI203 AND MUSI206 )

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI205 Music Technology
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]
A survey of music software and hardware for the professional musician. Topics include music notation, sequencing and MIDI, audio recording and editing, synthesis, multimedia, and web publishing.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI206 Sight Singing
[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]
Provides music majors with basic sight-singing skills, including the use of solfege, singing of scales and arpeggiated chords and chord progressions, melodies in different clefs, and rhythmic reading.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

MUSI301 Music for Elementary Grades

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides experiences in (1) ways of using the activities of listening, moving, singing, playing classroom instruments, and creating music to teach concepts basic to music's structure, (2) strategies for making relationships between music and other subject areas, (3) locating and using resource materials, and (4) participation in clinical teaching situations with peer groups and with children.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

 

 

MUSI305 Jazz Studies

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2sh ]

Addresses cultural diversity and offers historical and musical insights into a style of music other than the traditional Western European tradition. American jazz style will raise student's awareness of unique musical developments within this country. Active listening skills through masterworks drawn from the historical style periods of jazz will be emphasized. Social and technological changes during the past 25 years will be examined in depth to derive possible directions for the future of jazz.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI306 Popular Music and Jazz Theory (3.0 sh)

Presents concepts in popular music and jazz music theory.  Students will study music notation, form, meter, intervals, scales, modes, chord sequences, chord functions and principles of voice leading using contemporary chord voicings.

Prerequisites:  MUSI103, MUSI109, and MUSI203


 

MUSI308 Music Marketing
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Offers insight into music marketing, its structure, historical economic trends and the impact of technology on business and marketing practices in the music industry. Current trends in music marketing practices, music promotion and management as well as retail sales will be examined. The use of technology including web site design, social networking sites and the distribution of digital media will be explored.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI312 Music Before 1750
[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]
Comprises a study of the history and literature of music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Using representative, period masterpieces, the class will examine the variety of genres, forms, techniques and practices of composition as developed by the major composers in France, Italy, Germany (Austria) and the Franco-Netherlands provinces. A study of the social history and the artistic ideals of the periods and geographic regions, as pertinent to musical development, will be included.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

MUSI313 Music of the Romantic Period

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of the history and literature of music of the 19th century. Includes an examination of the variety of genres, forms, techniques and styles of composition used and developed by major composers representing nations/cultural domains on the European continent from the West across to Russia. Attention is given to the national schools that emerged during this period. 

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI314 20th Century Music

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The history and literature of music dating from c.1880 to the present. It includes an examination of the various schools and new idioms and ideals that European, North, Central and South American composers have fostered. Emphasis is placed upon the new techniques and innovations that have become part of the musical language of this century. 

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI319 Symphonic Music

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A study of music for the symphony orchestra. Examples from several periods, composers, and styles are compared and evaluated. The growth and development of the symphony orchestra and the effect of this growth on the music produced are also considered. 

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI320 Music for the Theatre
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Study of music written in various dramatic forms in several cultures. Examples from opera, oratorio, ballet, musical comedy, operetta, and films are examined in terms of style, technique, historical context, and dramatic function. Comparisons of the uses of theater music in various cultures will be emphasized. 

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI322 Music Theory III
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
A continuation of the Music Theory sequence. Modulation and tonicization by the use of secondary chords and other techniques are reviewed. Chromatic harmony (mode mixture, Neapolitan chords, augmented sixth chords, etc) is explored. The concept of enharmonic modulation is explored, along with extended harmonies and other advanced harmonic techniques common to the late 19th century.   Jazz chord structure and notation will be reviewed and expanded upon. There will be an introduction and overview of standard musical forms.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

MUSI323 Music Theory IV

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A continuation of the Music Theory sequence Enharmonic/"distant" sequence. Enharmonic/"distant" modulation, extended harmonies, nontraditional scales, chord planning, etc are studied leading to an overview of non-tonal harmonic procedures. Musical form is studied in detail. Jazz chord structure and notation will be reviewed and expanded upon, as well as common jazz scales, forms, and improvisational techniques.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

 

MUSI328 Humanities Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This seminar will provide a general survey of music as it is used in the daily lives of various ethnic groups. The study will enable the student to (1) understand the ways in which folk and ritual music represent a particular ethnic group, (2) recognize and distinguish the sounds of representative styles of ethnic music, and (3) develop techniques for the study of ethnic music that will enable the student to carry out independent research. Fulfills humanities seminar in Liberal Arts. 

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

 

 

MUSI340 Music Theory IV/Orchestration and Music Technology
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Provides music majors with knowledge of the rudiments of orchestration, including ranges, keys, and clefs of different instruments; the timbral qualities of combinations of instruments; and the historical practice of orchestration by past masters.

Prerequisite: ( MUSI205 AND MUSI300 AND MUSI323 )

Corequisite:   None


 

MUSI343 Music Theory V/Orchestration
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Provides music majors with knowledge of the rudiments of orchestration, including ranges, keys, and clefs of different instruments; the timbral qualities of combinations of instruments; and the historical practice of orchestration by past masters.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

MUSI400 Music History After 1750

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

Provides music majors with knowledge of the history of Western Art Music from 1750-present, including the Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary eras.

Prerequisite: ( MUSI312 )

Corequisite:   None

 

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