Oct 03, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music

  
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    MUS 216 - Musical Structures (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 215 ) (Coreq: MUS 218  and MUS 273 ) This course is designed to study the structure of Classical musical forms, as well as the principles of 20th-century styles. Forms studied include binary and ternary forms, sonata form, rondo form and a variety of 20th-century techniques through analysis of characteristic works. S.
  
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    MUS 217 - Ear Training and Sight Singing III (1 credit)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 118 ) (Coreq: MUS 215  and MUS 272 ) This is a continuation of musicianship skills, incorporating hearing and singing basic chromaticism in melodies, chords and modulations, 2-part dictations of increasing complexity, and additional C-clef reading. F.
  
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    MUS 218 - Ear Training and Sight Singing IV (1 credit)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 217 ) (Coreq: MUS 216  and MUS 273 ) This is a continuation of advanced musicianship skills, incorporating hearing and singing complex chromaticism, some modality and some modern elements in melodies, chords and modulations, 2-part dictations of increasing complexity, and additional C-clef reading. S.
  
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    MUS 253 - History of Western Music I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: at least two semesters of college-level music theory.) A study of music and its place in Western civilization from the Middle Ages to the Baroque (first semester) and from the Eighteenth Century to the Twentieth Century (second semester).
  
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    MUS 254 - History of Western Music II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MUS 253 .) A study of music and its place in Western civilization from the Middle Ages to the Baroque (first semester) and from the Eighteenth Century to the Twentieth Century (second semester).
  
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    MUS 257 - American Popular Music (3 credits)


    A survey of American popular music from the 19th Century to the present. This music is explored regarding its musical characteristics, its relationship to the European classical tradition, and where appropriate, its role as social commentary. F.
  
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    MUS 258 - Jazz and the American Experience (3 credits)


    This course explores the development of jazz music in the 20th century and its relationship to the American experience. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of jazz, learn to recognize various styles of music, and become aware of the significance of innovative figures such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and others. Students in this class will make connections between jazz itself and the culture that gave birth to and shaped this unique American art form. S.
  
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    MUS 272 - Class Piano III (1 credit)


    (Prereq: MUS 173 , MUS 116 , and MUS 118 ; or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: MUS 215  and MUS 217 , or permission of the instructor) The third course in a four-course sequence that leads to successful completion of the music departmental piano proficiency requirement. Offered in a multi-keyboard lab for students pursuing a major or minor in music. This course will emphasize the development of functional keyboard techniques, which work in tandem with Music Theory and Ear Training, in fostering solid, basic musicianship skills. F.
  
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    MUS 273 - Class Piano IV (1 credit)


    (Prereq: MUS 272 , MUS 215 , and MUS 217 ; or permission of the instructor) (Coreq: MUS 216  and MUS 218 , or permission of the instructor) The final course in a four-course sequence that leads to successful completion of the music departmental piano proficiency requirement. Offered in a multi-keyboard lab for students pursuing a major or minor in music. This course will emphasize the development of functional keyboard techniques, which work in tandem with Music Theory and Ear Training, in fostering solid, basic musicianship skills. S.
  
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    MUS 300 - Junior Recital (0 credits)


    Minimum 30-minute solo recital. Repertoire to be selected in consultation with applied teacher.
  
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    MUS 333 - Conducting and Score Reading (2 credits)


    (Prereq: two semesters of college level music theory) Application of basic conducting techniques requisite for expressing style, patterns, dynamics and tempi; analysis of conductor’s score and rehearsal practices common to both choral and instrumental music.
  
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    MUS 334 - Choral Conducting (2 credits)


    (Prereq: MUS 333 ) A study of the problems and techniques of choral conducting, principles of group tone production, and interpretive factors involved. Practical experience with college music organizations.
  
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    MUS 334B - Instrumental Conducting (2 credits)


    A study of the problems and techniques of instrumental conducting, principles of group tone production, and interpretive factors involved. Practical experience with college music organizations.
  
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    MUS 339 - Applied Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: Successful completion of Sophomore Barrier Jury or permission of the instructor) A survey of the solo literature, methods, and concepts needed to teach applied instruments. Each section will cover a single instrument or family of instruments. This course may be repeated for credit for different instruments. The different sections are: MUS 339A Flute, MUS 339B Oboe, MUS 339C Clarinet, MUS 339D Bassoon, MUS 339E Trumpet, MUS 339F Horn, MUS 339G Low Brass, MUS 339H Percussion, MUS 339I Guitar, MUS 339J Bass, MUS 339K Violin, MUS 339L Viola, MUS 339M Cello, and MUS 339N Saxophone. F, S.
  
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    MUS 343 - American Music Traditions (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors) (Prereq: MUS 116  and MUS 118 ) This survey course in American music examines historical and present-day oral and written music traditions in the United States. Study of secular and sacred music of folk and ethnic, popular, and art music traditions. F.
  
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    MUS 345 - World Music Traditions (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors) (Prereq: MUS 116  and MUS 118 ) This survey course in music traditions of the world examines diverse oral and written traditions using ethnomusicological perspectives through assigned readings, audio and video recordings, and music performance. Examination of ways music is created, performed, understood, and consumed as expressions, interpretations, and rejections of the cultures within which they emerge allow students to gain a more profound understanding of the role of music in their own lives and in the lives of cultural “Others.” S.
  
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    MUS 386 - 20th Century Music Theory (3 credits)


    A survey course intended to acquaint the students with the changes in music’s language and vocabulary that occurred during the twentieth century. Starting with the increased chromaticism of the later nineteenth century, the course will explore th1e changes in harmony, melody, rhythm, and form found in representative European and American composers.
  
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    MUS 387 - Basic Studies in Composition (2 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) This is the study of writing basic elements of the tonal style. Emphasis will be on construction of melody, accompaniment figures, harmonies and simple forms, using models and examples from western art music. F, S.
  
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    MUS 399 - Independent Study (1 to 3 credits)


    For more information, see the Non-Traditional Coursework in the Academic Regulations section in this catalog. This course may be repeated for credit under different topics. F, S.
  
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    MUS 400 - Senior Recital (0 credits)


    Minimum 45-minute solo recital. Repertoire to be selected in consultation with applied teacher.
  
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    MUS 410 Q - Music Study Abroad (3 credits)


    A course requiring travel to a foreign country that prepares students to better understand and evaluate their musicianship through immersion in culture and music. Focus will be on the sociocultural, historical and nationalistic music of a foreign country, including how performance practices differ from those used by musicians and composers here in the United States.
  
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    MUS 414 - Piano Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) Study of evolution and development of the instrument and its effects upon the repertoire illustrated by the major works of the various periods of piano composition. F.
  
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    MUS 415 - Piano Pedagogy Internship (1 credit)


    (Prereq: junior level and permission of the instructor) (Coreq: MUS 416 ) Piano Pedagogy and its application to the beginning piano student. Directed teaching of individual and group lessons.
  
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    MUS 416 - Elementary Piano Pedagogy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) Introduction to basic concepts, techniques, and materials for teaching elementary piano and intermediate piano. S.
  
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    MUS 420 - Orchestration and Arranging (2 credits)


    (Technology Intensive) To be able to write functional arrangements using current technology, with emphasis on the needs of the typical public school choral and instrumental ensemble. This course will introduce students to the instrument and vocal families and basic arranging and compositional concepts for a variety of ensembles. Both classical orchestration and jazz and commercial arranging will be covered as will the practical rearranging which is always required of school and church music directors (i.e. the CCU choir has no tenors at present). The aim is to give students the practical musical skill and technical knowledge needed to produce clean and correct scores and parts for performances by wind, brass, string, vocal, jazz, rock, and mixed ensembles.
  
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    MUS 434 - Vocal Literature (3 credits)


    (Prereq: junior level and permission of the instructor) A survey of solo literature for voice from the seventeenth century to the present.
  
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    MUS 436 - Elementary Voice Pedagogy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: junior level music major or permission of the instructor) The study of the anatomy, physiology, production, classification, resonance and registration of the human voice as it relates to singing. For future voice instructors, basic concepts and strategies for teaching elementary voice are also included in this course. S.
  
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    MUS 453 - Music and Musicians Since 1900 (3 credits)


    A study of the impact of western music and musicians on contemporary American and European Life. Special attention will be paid to the increasing role of women in composition and performance of music.
  
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    MUS 454 - Musical Performance and Analysis (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors, minors, or permission of the instructor) (Prereq: MUS 215 ) This course is designed to study the relationship between musical performance and the theoretical analysis and historical context of the works performed. Emphasis will be placed on how a deeper examination of a musical work influences and informs the interpretive choices, and can aid in memory and confidence in performance.
  
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    MUS 487 - Advanced Studies in Composition (2 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors or minors) (Prereq: MUS 387  with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or permission of instructor) This is the study of writing larger forms in the tonal style as well as pieces using 20th-century techniques. Emphasis will be on the development of motivic ideas throughout a piece, the movement of tonal areas, and where appropriate, the language of modern styles, using models and examples from Western Art Music. Students will have opportunity to write pieces in their own chosen style. This course may be repeated for credit an unlimited number of times. F, S.
  
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    MUS 496 - Introduction to Music Research (3 credits)


    This course will provide a foundation of skills necessary for conducting research in various fields of music, including music performance, music history, music theory and music education. Emphasis is placed on technological and printed sources, responsible use of intellectual property, and development of formal writing skills.
  
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    MUS 497 - Senior Project Preparation (0 credits)


    (Prereq: Senior Standing) The purpose of the Senior Project Preparation is to establish an appropriate Senior Project for students seeking a B.A. in Music with Concentration in General Studies. This preparation includes formulating an acceptable project in consultation with an advisor, forming a committee to review and advise on the proposal and subsequent work on the project, and obtaining approval for this project from this committee. Pass/Fail grading only.
  
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    MUS 498 - Senior Project (3 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors) (Prereq: MUS 497 ) The Senior Project is a capstone project, typically a music composition, a research paper, analysis paper, recording project or other project required of those students seeking a B.A. in Music with emphasis in General Studies. One faculty member should serve as the project adviser.

Music: Applied Music

  
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    MUS 101 - Piano (1 to 2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 101B - Percussion (1 to 2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 102 - Organ (1 to 2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 103 - Voice (1 to 2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 104 - String Instruments (Violin, Guitar, Cello, Bass) (1 to 2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 105 - Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone) (1 to 2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 106 - Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba) (1 to 2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 111 - Piano (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 112 - Piano (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 121 - Organ (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 122 - Organ (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 131 - Voice (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 132 - Voice (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 141 - String Instruments (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 142 - String Instruments (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 151 - Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 152 - Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 161 - Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 162 - Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 211 - Piano (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 212 - Piano (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 221 - Organ (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 222 - Organ (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 231 - Voice (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 232 - Voice (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 241 - String Instruments (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 242 - String Instruments (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 251 - Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 252 - Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 261 - Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 262 - Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 311 - Piano (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 312 - Piano (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 321 - Organ (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 322 - Organ (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 331 - Voice (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 332 - Voice (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 341 - String Instruments (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 342 - String Instruments (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 351 - Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 352 - Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 361 - Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 362 - Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 411 - Piano (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 412 - Piano (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 421 - Organ (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 422 - Organ (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 431 - Voice (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 432 - Voice (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 441 - String Instruments (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 442 - String Instruments (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 451 - Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 452 - Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Clarinet) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 461 - Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )
  
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    MUS 462 - Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn) (2 credits)


    (Coreq: MUS 100 )

Music Commercial/Jazz

  
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    MCJ 310 - Careers in Music (2 credits)


    A course open to all musicians who are considering a career in the music business. Course surveys many of the professional, performance, and educational options, as well as offers an overview of music publishing, copyright law, and the recording industry. F.
  
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    MCJ 381 - Improvisation and Jazz/Pop Theory (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MUS 116  and MUS 118 ) A course open to all musicians interested in improvising in a jazz or popular music context. Course includes an introduction to jazz/pop chord symbols, modes, chord-scale relationships, rhythmic styles, and basic repertoire associated with the jazz performance tradition. Additional components include voice-leading, transcription and analysis, self-transcription and analysis, formal structures, and repertoire building (a tune list). F.
  
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    MCJ 382 - Commercial Performance Styles (2 credits)


    (Prereq: Successfully pass the Sophomore Barrier) A course open to all students interested in a career in commercial music. Course focuses on performing various commercial styles required of the contemporary ‘gigging’ musician in an historical context and building a repertoire of style specific songs. S.
  
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    MCJ 385 - Improvisation and Jazz/Pop Theory II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MCJ 381 , MUS 116 , and MUS 118 ) A course open to all musicians interested in continuing studies in improvising in a jazz or popular music context. Course includes study in jazz/pop harmony and forms, voice-leading, modal theory, advanced improvisational approaches, and intermediate/advanced repertoire associated with the jazz performance tradition. S.
  
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    MCJ 391 - Recording Technology I (3 credits)


    This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of audio recording, including traditional analog techniques as well as digital hard-disk recording. Topics covered will be: (1) DAW (digital audio workstation) function; (2) microphone placement; (3) mixing principles: (4) production concepts; (5) project workflow; and (6) implementation of basic MIDI principles utilizing hardware and software (virtual instruments). S.
  
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    MCJ 392 - Recording Technology II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MCJ 391  or permission of the instructor after evaluation) A continuation of MCJ 391 . Advanced DAW (digital audio workstation) operation, emphasizing keyboard shortcuts, with emphasis on a more comprehensive study of production workflow, including multi-track recording and mixing. A comprehensive view of professional recording will be provided by (1) location/mobile recording projects (individual and group); (2) field trips to local studios; and (3) guest lecturers. F, odd years.
  
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    MCJ 421 - Contemporary Jazz/Commercial Arranging (3 credits)


    (Prereq: MUS 216  and MUS 218 ) A course open to all students interested in arranging for small jazz and commercial ensembles. This includes study in instrumental and technical information, melodic and harmonic development, musical density, ensemble combinations, and arranging styles. Preparation of arrangements for studio use and live performance is also included. S.

Music Education

  
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    MUED 101 - Introduction to Music Education (1 credit)


    (Restricted to music majors in the teacher preparation concentration) This course is designed to serve freshman music education majors by providing students with an overview of the field of music education. Students can assess their career choice and structure their own professional development plan by taking this course at the beginning of the music education sequence. Includes an introduction to teaching techniques for music at all levels (K-12) through observations of school music programs. F.
  
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    MUED 165 - Class Voice I (2 credits)


    (Prereq: Permission of the instructor. Elementary course in singing in which both group and individual techniques are employed. Emphasis on the study of voice production and principles of singing. Two class meetings per week. MUED 165 F., MUED 166  S.
  
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    MUED 166 - Class Voice II (2 credits)


    (Prereq: MUED 165  or permission of the instructor) Elementary course in singing in which both group and individual techniques are employed. Emphasis on the study of voice production and principles of singing. Two class meetings per week. MUED 165  F., MUED 166 S.
  
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    MUED 175 - Choral Diction (2 credits)


    This course provides students with skills necessary to accurately form sounds in the English, Italian, French, German, and Ecclesiastical Latin languages as represented by the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). This foundation serves to prepare clear and effective expression of choral lyrics from transcriptions and translations of song texts. S.
  
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    MUED 200 - Mid-Program Review (0 credits)


    (Restricted to music majors in the teacher preparation concentration) (Prereq: MUS 216 , MUS 218 , MUS 273 , MUS 333 , 4 semesters of applied lessons, and 4 semesters of ensembles) (Coreq: concurrent enrollment in MUED 292 ) Diagnostic and advisory review of student work, skills, and dispositions upon completion of 60 semester credit hours. This benchmark assessment tool assesses student progress in music performance (primary instrument and ensembles) and keyboard, aural, and sight-reading skills prior to entering upper division courses in the teacher preparation track. Pass/Fail grading only. S.
 

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