1105 UNDERSTANDING MUSICAL NOTATION (3 hours)
An introduction to the basic elements of music to include pitch and rhythm notation, key signatures, simple intervals, and as well as major and minor triads. This course may be required of music majors whose music theory placement exam so indicates.
1110 UNDERSTANDING MUSICAL ARTS (3 hours)
An introduction to the fundamental precepts of music and the art of listening, to include a survey of the major musical trends in western civilization.
1113 WORLD MUSIC (3 hours)
A study of musical styles and concepts as practiced in various cultural, political, and social contexts throughout the world.
1199 VERNACULARS (1 hour)
An ensemble dedicated to the performance of popular (vernacular) music. Membership by audition.
1511 MUSIC THEORY I (3 hours)
A study of the elements of melody, rhythm, and harmony; introduction to part-writing and analysis skills; development of aural sight-singing. Based on placement test some students may be required to complete MUS 1105 before registering for this course. Corequisites: MUS 1516 and MUS 2135.
1512 MUSIC THEORY II (3 hours)
A study of advanced diatonic part writing and harmonic analysis, melodic structure, and form; introduction to chromaticism and modulation. Prerequisite: MUS 1511; Corequisites: MUS 1517 and MUS 2136.
1516 AURAL SKILLS I (1 hour)
A study and development of sight-singing and dictation skills in music. Corequisites: MUS 1511 and MUS 2135.
1517 AURAL SKILLS II (1 hour)
A continuation of the development of sight-singing and dictation skills to include recognition of melodies that outline primary triads, and of rhythms with subdivided beats. Prerequisite: MUS 1516; Corequisites: MUS 1512 and MUS 2136.
2110 JAPANESE MUSICAL THEATRE AND DANCE (3 hours)
Same as TA 2110. A semester-long study of styles and concepts as practiced in various cultural, political, and social contexts in the music/theatre traditions of Japan (Offered in alternate years.).
2111 SONGWRITING AND DEMO PRODUCTION (3 hours)
Acourse designed to help students gain a greater understanding of the art and craft of songwriting through active listening and careful analysis and then demonstrate that understanding through the composition of original works. The course also provides an introduction to computer based demo production.
2112 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (3 hours)
A semester-long study of current music technology from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Topics include acoustics, the audio chain, signal processing, multi-track recording, sound synthesis, MIDI, and live sound reinforcement.
2113 MUSIC IN FILM (3 hours)
A course designed to provide study of musical styles and concepts in film within various historical, cultural, artistic, social, religious and or political contexts.
2521 MUSIC THEORY III (3 hours)
Continuation of Music Theory, to include expanded tonal resources, color chords, and musical forms. Prerequisite: MUS 1512; Corequisite: MUS 2525.
2522 MUSIC THEORY IV (3 hours)
Continuation of Music Theory to include expanded tonal resources, chromatic chords, and contemporary compositional devices. Prerequisite: MUSIC 2521; Corequisite: MUS 2526.
2523 THEORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (3 hours)
The course helps the student develop a theoretical understanding of popular music and apply it to his or her own musical creations. Prerequisite: MUSIC 1512.
2525 AURAL SKILLS III (1 hour)
A continuation of the development of sight-singing, dictation and listening skills to include chromatic material and complex meters. Corequisite: MUS 2521.
2526 AURAL SKILLS IV (1 hour)
A continuation of the development of sight-singing, dictation and listening skills to include chromatic material and complex meters. Corequisite: MUS 2522.
2601 SELECTED TOPICS IN MUSIC (1-3 hours)
A study of a topic selected by the department focusing on an area of particular interest within the discipline.
3112 AUDIO RECORDING (3 hours)
A semester-long study of multi-track audio recording. Emphasis is placed both on understanding and application of concepts and techniques required to produce a multi-track recording in the popular music vein. Prerequisite: MUS 2112.
3219 LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY (3 hours)
A study of the literature appropriate to voice or an instrumental family as well as the pedagogy applicable to teach at various levels of development and difficulty. The course will be tailored as necessary to cover a specific instrumental group (e.g., keyboard, vocal, brass, woodwind), so students will enter the course through advisement.
3713 SURVEY OF MUSIC HISTORY I (3 hours)
A survey of historical trends and styles in music, including study and analysis of representative examples from the literature from ancient Greece and the early Christian era through the Baroque. Prerequisite: MUS 1511.
3714 SURVEY OF MUSIC HISTORY II (3 hours)
A continuation of MUS 2713 covering music from the Classic era to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 1511.
3715 AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC (3 hours)
A semester-long survey of American popular music and its offshoots, especially form the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1950s to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 2523.
4101 SEMINAR (1-4 hours)
Reading, discussion, independent research, and written reports on topics selected by the department. (Topics dealing with aspects of Music History and Music Theory are typical.)
4201 PRACTICUM (1-4 hours)
An application of theory and methods to specific areas of music in supervised experience.
4301 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and approved by the department faculty.
4401 INTERNSHIP (1-6 hours)
A supervised application of theory to practice in a functional area related to music industry or other music area.