Music Studies (MUS)

MUS 090 BA Convocation 0

Monthly presentations by PRFM or MEDU major students, faculty, and guests.

Notes: Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

MUS 100 Fundamentals of Music 2

Fundamentals of Western music theory, staves, clefs, rhythm, meter, key signatures, scales, and intervals.

Notes: For non-music majors and music majors and minors who did not pass the fundamentals exam.

MUS 101 Music Theory I 3

Basic elements of the Western musical language. Rhythm and meter, counterpoint, figured bass, triads and seventh chords; introduction to part writing and harmonic progression.

Prerequisites: Passing score on the music fundamentals exam or successful completion of MUS 100. Music major or minor.

MUS 102 Music Theory II 3

Continued study of diatonic harmony; introduction to form, including motive, phrase, sentence, and period.

Prerequisites: MUS 101 and MUS 105. or permission of theory coordinator; Music major or minor.

MUS 105 Ear-Training I 1

Music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of melody, triads, and two-voice counterpoint.

Prerequisites: Admission as a music major or minor. passing score on the music fundamentals exam or successful completion of MUS 100, if that course is required.

MUS 106 Ear-Training II 1

Continuation of music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of melody, rhythm, harmony, and two-voice counterpoint.

Prerequisites: MUS 101 and MUS 105. or permission of theory coordinator .

MUS 107 Technology for Musicians I 1

Introduction to computer/computer applications: word processing, database, spreadsheet, music notation, Internet and online library, Web page and multimedia development. Experience using, creating, and evaluating computer media for music.

Prerequisites: Music major .

MUS 108 Technology for Musicians II 1

Further study of computer hardware and software applications in music performance, research, instruction, and multimedia. Hands-on experience using, creating, and evaluating computer media for music.

Prerequisites: MUS 107 and music major .

MUS 120 Freshman Seminar: Sound Listening 1

Freshman seminar developing attentive listening skills and examining different theories of sound and/or music perception.

Notes: Required of MUSI majors, but open to MEDU and PRFM majors.

MUS 126 Class Voice 2nd LE 1

MUS 135 Musicology Research 3

Introduction to the basic tools of musicological inquiry, including music vocabulary, reading in the discipline, basic library research, and expository writing; cultural awareness; attentive listening to Western and global music.

GE Core: GPR

GE Marker: GN

Notes: Open to all University students.

MUS 142 Music Literature 3

MUS 152CC Da Gamba 0.5-2

MUS 152F Perf Studies:Piccolo 0.5-2

MUS 152Q Perf Studies:Harp 0.5-2

MUS 161 Class Strings 1

MUS 164 Class Bras 1

MUS 166 Class Percussion 1

MUS 201 Music Theory III 3

Introduction to chromatic harmony and small forms. Secondary dominants, modulation, and modal mixture; binary, ternary, and variations.

Prerequisites: MUS 102 and MUS 106. or permission of theory coordinator; Music major or minor.

MUS 202 Music Theory IV 3

Continued study of chromatic harmony and introduction to large forms. Chromatic and enharmonic modulation; rondo, sonata, and sonata-rondo.

Prerequisites: MUS 201 and MUS 205. or permission of theory coordinator; Music major or minor.

MUS 205 Ear-Training III 1

More advanced music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of diatonic and chromatic melody, harmony, and two-voice counterpoint.

Prerequisites: MUS 102 and MUS 106. or permission of theory coordinator.

MUS 206 Ear-Training IV 1

Continuation of more advanced music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of melody, harmony, and two-voice counterpoint.

Prerequisites: MUS 201 and MUS 205. or permission of theory coordinator.

MUS 211 Topics in Pop Music 3

Examines popular music in the context of social, cultural, and political climates. Illustrates how music is an inexorable agent of social change and identity. No previous musical experience required.

GE Core: GFA

MUS 214 Jazz Appreciation 3

Introductory course focusing on jazz. Students gain understanding of aims and methods of artistic expression and the role of cultural traditions and artistic value in human society. No musical training required.

GE Core: GFA

MUS 241 Music Appreciation 3

Introduction to Western culture art music through a survey of its history, composers, forms, styles. Requires listening assignments and recital attendance. No musical training required.

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

Prerequisites: Non-music majors only.

MUS 242 Music for Film 3

Familiarizes students with how music operates in films from the major film industries of the world, and introduces and engages musical-cinematic trends over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

GE Core: GFA

MUS 252A Perf Studies:Horn 0.5-2

MUS 252AA Coaching 0.5-2

MUS 252B Perf Studies:Trumpet 0.5-2

MUS 252C Perf Studies:Trombone 0.5-2

MUS 252CC Da Gamba 0.5-2

MUS 252D Perf Studies:Euphonium 0.5-2

MUS 252E Perf Studies:Tuba 0.5-2

MUS 252F Perf Studies:Piccolo 0.5-2

MUS 252G Perf Studies:Flute 0.5-2

MUS 252J Perf Studies:Bassoon 0.5-2

MUS 252K Perf Studies:Saxophone 0.5-2

MUS 252L Perf Studies:Guitar 0.5-2

MUS 252M Perf Studies:Violin 0.5-2

MUS 252P Perf Studies:String Bass 0.5-2

MUS 252Q Perf Studies:Harp 0.5-2

MUS 252T Perf Studies:Organ 0.5-2

MUS 252U Perf Studies:Harpsichord 0.5-2

MUS 252V Perf Studies:Fortepiano 0.5-2

MUS 252W Perf Studies:Percussion 0.5-2

MUS 252Z Perf Studies:Conducting 0.5-2

MUS 253F Perf Studies:Jazz Trombone 0.5-2

MUS 253G Perf Studies:Jazz Percussion 0.5-2

MUS 253H Perf Studies:Jazz Bass 0.5-2

MUS 292 Univ Concert Band 1

MUS 301 Analysis of Music Since 1900 3

Advanced study of pitch and rhythm in Western music since 1900, including both post-tonal and neo-tonal repertoire. Analysis of relevant works and composition exercises based on models.

Prerequisites: MUS 202 and MUS 206. or permission of instructor .

MUS 310 Young Adult Literature 3

Focus on the historical and critical study of the Young Adult genre; examination of themes; strategies of effective reading; discussion techniques for teachers.

MUS 325 First Nights: Five Performance Premieres 3

Consideration of five pieces of music both as artworks and moments of cultural history. Study of the techniques of musical listening and the historical context of each premiere.

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

MUS 326 Music and Environment 3

Consideration of creative works and traditions relating human sound (music, noise, etc.) and the natural environment from artistic, humanistic, and scientific perspectives.

MUS 329 History of Rock Music 3

Survey of rock music from the 1950s to the present. Emphasis will be placed on identifying specific styles and explaining the influence of key performers.

GE Core: GFA

MUS 331 History of Western Music I 3

Music history of the Western tradition from its beginnings to about 1600.

LEC: GPM

Prerequisites: MUS 333 or permission of instructor .

MUS 332 History of Western Music II 3

History of Western art music traditions from the early Christian era to about 1750.

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

Prerequisites: MUS 135.

Notes: Open to all university students.

MUS 333 History of Western Music III 3

History of Western art music traditions from about 1750 to the present.

GE Marker: GL

Prerequisites: MUS 135 or permission of instructor .

MUS 334 American Music 3

History of music in America. Ballads, spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz, bluegrass, musical theater, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and Native American music.

GE Core: GHP

LEC: GMO

MUS 343 Music Cultures of the World 3

Survey of major world music cultures moving from Africa through the Middle East, Iran, India, Indonesia, Japan, China, and America. No prior knowledge of music is required.

GE Core: GPR

GE Marker: GN

MUS 352AA Conducting 0.5-2

MUS 352CC Da Gamba 0.5-2

MUS 353E Perf Studies:Jazz Trumpet 0.5-2

MUS 353F Perf Studies:Jazz Trombone 0.5-2

MUS 353G Perf Studies:Jazz Percussion 0.5-2

MUS 353H Perf Studies:Jazz Bass 0.5-2

MUS 354 Modern Asia Through Its Music 3

Exploration of modern Asian music and culture. Examines relationships between music and national identity, ethnicity, politics, colonialism, religion, and other cultural phenomena in East, South, and Southeast Asia.

GE Core: GPR

MUS 369 Music and the Grand Tour 3

Examines the historical phenomenon of the Grand Tour and its repercussions for European musical life since the seventeenth century; includes critical reflection on related modern tourism, including relevant sustainability issues.

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

MUS 389 EC: Music and the Grand Tour 3

Examines the historical phenomenon of the Grand Tour and its repercussions for European musical life in the seventeenth century and beyond.

MUS 392 Univ Concert Band 1

MUS 398 Jazz Lab Ensemble 1

MUS 418 Exp Cr: Digital Audio and MIDI 3

MUS 420 Keyboard Skills for Music Theory 1

Instruction and practice leading to the development of functional keyboard skills essential for teaching and advanced study in music theory.

Prerequisites: MUSI major, MUS 202, MUS 206, and MUP 134 (or proficiency). or permission of instructor;

Notes: May be taken four (4) times for a total of 4 s.h.

MUS 425 Music of Sub-Saharan Africa 3

Study of traditional and popular musics in Africa in relationship to social and historical contexts. Topics include regional styles, performers' roles, instruments, concepts and uses of music, and performance contexts.

GE Marker: GN

Notes: Open to all university students.

MUS 431 Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology 3

This course with rotating topics will examine particular music traditions and current issues in the field of ethnomusicology beyond the survey level. Topics may focus on geographical areas (Africa, Indonesia, Native American, etc.) or theoretical/methodological issues (Music and Gender, Music and Identity, Popular Music, Fieldwork, etc.).

MUS 439 Tonal Counterpoint 3

Contrapuntal techniques and standard forms of the middle and late Baroque. Analysis of music by composers from Corelli to Bach, composition in representative forms, and aural training.

Prerequisites: MUS 202 and MUS 206.

MUS 451Q Perf Studies:Harp 0.5-3

MUS 451T Perf Studies:Organ 0.5-3

MUS 451U Perf Studies:Harpsichord 0.5-3

MUS 455 The Symphonic Tradition 3

Advanced study of symphonic styles and techniques from Baroque era to present.

Prerequisites: MUS 333 or permission of instructor.

MUS 465A Student Teaching General 10

MUS 465B Stu Tchng Woodwinds Brass Per 10

MUS 465C Student Teaching Strings 10

MUS 482 Advanced Tonal Analysis 3

Analysis of selected major compositions in the tonal repertoire. Reading and discussion of literature on theoretical concepts and on analysis and interpretation.

MUS 483 Music before 1600 3

Examines musical traditions before 1600 beyond the survey level. Topics may include gender/sexuality, geography, institutions, orality, performance practice, print/manuscript culture, and/or religion.

Prerequisites: MUS 332 or permission of instructor.

MUS 484 Music from 1600 to 1800 3

Examines musical traditions ca. 1600–1800 beyond the survey level. Topics include performance practice, nationalism, gender and sexuality, religion, orality/notation, organology, and iconography.

Prerequisites: MUS 332 or permission of instructor.

MUS 485 Music of the Nineteenth Century 3

Examines musical traditions ca. 1789–1914 beyond the survey level. Topics may include gender/sexuality, institutions, nationalism, nature, performance practice, and/or religion.

Prerequisites: MUS 333 or permission of instructor.

MUS 486 Music of the Twentieth Century 3

Examines musical traditions from ca. 1880 to the present beyond the survey level. Topics may include music and the State, gender/sexuality, ethnicity and identity, cultural policy/politics, religion, and/or multimedia.

Prerequisites: MUS 333 or permission of instructor.

MUS 492 Capstone Seminar in Music Studies 3

This senior capstone course for the Bachelor of Arts in Music engages areas of music study—musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology—through a series of lectures, discussions, and student presentations.

Prerequisites: MUS 332 or MUS 333 or permission of instructor.

MUS 495 History of Opera 3

Principal opera composers and styles from Monteverdi to the present; analytical study of selected major works.

Prerequisites: MUS 333 or permission of instructor.

MUS 497 Directed Study in Music 1-3

Supervised research in advanced subject area resulting in written document or composition. Project outline (available in Music office) prepared by student and supervising professor and approved by Associate Dean and Dean of School of Music.

Prerequisites: Permission of supervising professor and Dean of the School of Music.

Notes: May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

MUS 551Q Perf Studies:Harp 0.5-3

MUS 551U Perf Studies:Harpsichord 0.5-3

MUS 589 Experimental Course 3

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

MUS 589A Exp Crs:Fund Instr Score Read 2

Performance of conducted chamber literature for winds, strings, and percussion from all eras, including contemporary works for this medium. (Fall & spring)

MUS 589B Exp Crs:Appld Perf Pract / Lit 3

Explores performance practice issues from the Renaissance through the early 19th century. Students investigate period writings and secondary materials, apply them to their own instrument and/or voice, and create a short lecture-recital based on a work of their choice.

MUS 602 Seminar in Music Research and Writing 3

Musical bibliography encompassing a range of print and electronic sources and databases. Methods for researching and writing about music, including research papers, music criticism, and other genres.

MUS 611 Seminar Musical Analysis 3

Analysis of selected compositions representative of one style period of Western music. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

MUS 625 Msc / Cltre Sub Saharan Africa 3

Traditional and popular musics in Africa in relationship to social and historical contexts; topics include regional styles, performers' roles, instruments, concepts and uses of music, and performance contexts.

MUS 631 Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology 3

Music traditions and current issues in the field of ethnomusicology. Topics may focus on geographical areas or theoretical/methodological issues.

Prerequisites: MUE 601 or MUS 602.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

MUS 638 Exploring Musical Cultures 1-3

This course is used for music-study trips. Offered only when a course accompanies a specific trip. Variable credit.

MUS 639 Tonal Counterpoint 3

This course thoroughly examines the Five Species of 18th Century contrapunctual technique. It includes written and analytical assignments, culminating in creative projects: a two-part invention and a three-voice fugue.

MUS 644 Pedagogy of Music Theory 3

Survey of philosophies, curricula, course content, and teaching approaches for undergraduate courses in music theory and aural skills.

Prerequisites: Passing score on graduate theory diagnostic exam.

MUS 655 The Symphonic Tradition 3

Advanced study of symphonic styles and techniques from Baroque era to present.

MUS 660 Theory and Analysis of Rhythm 3

Survey of theories and analytical approaches regarding the temporal organization of music.

Prerequisites: Passing score on graduate theory diagnostic exam.

MUS 662 Schenkerian Analysis 3

Theories and analytical methods of Heinrich Schenker as applied to masterworks of the tonal repertory. Selected readings from Schenkerian literature.

Prerequisites: MUS 508 or the equivalent. passing score on graduate theory diagnostic exam.

MUS 664 Post-Tonal Theory 3

In-depth study of theoretical and analytical approaches to post-tonal music. Readings, analyses, papers, and presentations required.

Prerequisites: Passing score on graduate theory diagnostic exam.

MUS 665 History of Opera 3

Principal opera composers and styles from Monteverdi to the present; analytical study of selected major works.

MUS 667 BioMusic Grounding/Practice 3

Exploration of the origins of music-making in animals, including humans. Examination of music and natural sounds in contexts of biodiversity, cultural diversity, and complex communication systems.

MUS 669 Music and the Grand Tour 3

Examines the historical phenomenon of the Grand Tour and its repercussions for European musical life since the seventeenth century. Includes critical reflection on related modern tourism, including relevant sustainability issues.

MUS 674 Masterpieces of Musical Styles 3

In depth study of five masterpieces of music history selected from a variety of periods.

Prerequisites: Passing score on graduate music history diagnostic exam.

MUS 683 Music Before 1600 3

Examines musical traditions before 1600 beyond the survey level. Topics may include gender/sexuality, geography, institutions, orality, performance practice, print/manuscript culture, and/or religion.

MUS 684 Music from 1600 to 1800 3

Examines musical traditions ca. 1600-1800 beyond the survey level. Topics include performance practice, nationalism, gender and sexuality, religion, orality/notation, organology, and iconography.

MUS 685 Music of the Nineteenth Century 3

Examines musical traditions ca. 1789-1914 beyond the survey level. Topics may include gender/sexuality, institutions, nationalism, nature, performance practice, and/or religion.

MUS 686 Music of the Twentieth Century 3

Examines musical traditions from ca. 1880 to the present beyond the survey level. Topics may include music and the State, gender/sexuality, ethnicity and identity, cultural policy/politics, religion, and/or multimedia.

MUS 687 Aural and Keyboard Skills for Music Theory 1

Instruction and practice leading to the development of aural and keyboard skills sufficient for instructors of music theory and ear training.

Prerequisites: Admission to the master's degree program in music theory or the certificate program for music theory pedagogy.

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

MUS 689 Practicum in Teaching Music Theory and Musicology 1

Supervised teaching of basic music theory and aural skills, music history, music appreciation, or world music.

Prerequisites: Admission to the certificate program in music theory pedagogy or in musicology.

MUS 690 Current and Historical Trends in Music Theory 3

Survey of the discipline of music theory. Current and historical topics such as rhythm & meter, form, tuning & temperament, pop-rock & jazz, scale theory, and neo-Riemannian theory.

Prerequisites: Passing score on graduate theory diagnostic exam.

MUS 692 Advanced Tonal Analysis 3

This course thoroughly examines the Five Species of 18th Century contrapunctual technique. It includes written and analytical assignments, culminating in creative projects: a two-part invention and a three-voice fugue.

MUS 697 Directed Study in Music Studies 1-12

Supervised advanced research requiring a written document or composition.

Prerequisites: Permission of supervising professor. Director of Graduate Study, and Dean School of Music Director.

MUS 698 Document in Music Theory 1,2

Development of research topic in music theory.

Notes: May be taken for 2 credits in one semester or 1 credit per semester for two semesters.

MUS 699 Thesis 1-6

Individual guidance in the development of a specific research problem.

MUS 706 Seminar in Music History 3

Selected compositions, including contemporary writings about musical culture with reference to the composers.

Prerequisites: MUE 601 or MUS 602, and passing score on the graduate music history diagnostic exam. or permission of instructor;

Notes: May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

MUS 707 Seminar in Musical Analysis 3

Rotating topics in musical analysis such as a particular historical period, genre, composer, or style.

Prerequisites: Passing score on graduate theory diagnostic exam.

Notes: May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

MUS 711B ExCr:Topics in Music Technolgy 1

Topics to include Music Notation, Recording Techniques, Web Design in the Performing Arts. Technology for Music Education, Mobile Technology and more.

MUS 797 Directed Study in Music Studies 1-12

Supervised advanced research requiring a written document or composition.

Prerequisites: Permission of supervising professor, Director of Graduate Study, and School of Music Director.

MUS 799 Dissertation 1-12

MUS 801 Thesis Extension 1-3

Thesis Extension.