May 19, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


 

Music (MUS.Q courses listed separately)

  
  • MUG 334 - Functional Piano for Musical Theatre


    Practical keyboard skills for music theatre students including accompaniments (written, reduced, and improvised), lead sheet harmonizations, score analysis, and audition preparation. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional course fee required Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUP 1_ - Primary Performance Instrument


    Music majors, hour lesson.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional fee required.

    Credits: 1 to 6

  
  • MUP 2_ - Secondary Performance Instrument


    Music Majors, 1/2 hour lesson.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional fee required.

    Credits: 1

  
  • MUP 3_ - Primary Performance Instrument


    Nonmajors, hour lesson.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Approval of area coordinator is required. Additional fee required.

    Credits: 1

  
  • MUP 4_ - Secondary Performance


    Nonmajors, 1/2 hour lesson.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional fee required.

    Credits: 1

  
  • MUP 096 - Vocal Studio


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    Prerequisites & Notes
    Coreq: MUP 1A.
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring, all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUP 097 - Composition Studio Forum


    A weekly class with all composition students where students and faculty present their work, composition topics are discussed, and guest lectures are held. Course codes: A. Co-req: MUP 1Q.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: A. Co-req: MUP 1Q.
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUP 098 - Piano Studio


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    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: A.
    Coreq: MUP 1B.
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring, all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUP 310 - Jazz Composition and Arranging


    Concepts and procedures essential to composing and arranging for jazz ensembles including small groups, big bands and studio orchestras. Study of instrumental characteristics, range, transpositions, efficient notation, special rhythm section notation and chord symbol conventions; in-depth study of melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and orchestration concepts, reinforced through analysis of examples by master composers. Weekly written assignments, one composition or arrangement for jazz combo and one for large jazz ensemble, rehearsed by student and performed on combo and big band concerts. Course Codes: C. Pre-req: MUS*123, MUS*124, MUS*303 or permission of instructor.Course Codes: C. Pre-req: MUS*123, MUS*124, MUS*303 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: C. Pre-req: MUS*123, MUS*124, MUS*303 or permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUP 311 - Survey Vocal Literature I


    A survey of vocal literature for solo voice in Western culture. Emphasis on the over-all output for solo voice in art forms, interpretation of texts, and problems in diction; incorporates training for independence in repertoire planning; special emphasis on details of the most significant English and Italian repertoire. Course Codes: R.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 2
  
  • MUP 312 - Survey of Vocal Literature II


    A survey of vocal literature for solo voice in Western culture. Emphasis on the overall output for solo voice in art forms, interpretation of texts, and problems in diction; incorporates training for independence in repertoire planning; special emphasis on details on the most significant Lieder and Melodie composers. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 2
  
  • MUP 313 - Piano Literature I


    A brief history of keyboard instruments; a study of the pianist’s standard repertoire from the Baroque through the Classical era. Study of stylistic analysis and discussion of performance practices and problems, including those surrounding ornamentation, articulation, and the keyboard instrument. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUP 314 - Piano Literature II


    A study of the pianist’s standard repertoire from the nineteenth century to the present, including stylistic analysis and cultural discussion of performance practices and issues of historical relevance. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUP 315 - Instrumental Music History and Literature


    Readings and study of standard literature appropriate to the student’s performance instrument; also included will be performance and listening assignments. Study of performance practices, aesthetic values, technical problems, and formal structure. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUP 332 - Group Piano Techniques


    Group piano techniques and apprenticeship in class piano. Keyboard Performance major or area coordinator approval. Additional Course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Keyboard Performance major or area coordinator approval. Additional Course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUP 431 - Piano Pedagogy I


    Intensive survey and evaluation of the educational philosophies behind the currently used methods for teaching piano in both private and group situations; practical aspects of setting up a private studio, use of technology, and the sequential presentation and development of music skills and concepts from the beginning to lower intermediate levels. Video observation of experienced teachers, forum discussion of pedagogical problems and solutions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 2
  
  • MUP 433 - Collaborative Piano


    The pianistic art of collaborative musicianship in working with a soloist (vocal or instrumental) and/or instrumental or vocal ensemble; practical experience with supervision. Course Codes: F

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: F Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUP 461 - Studio Teaching I


    Studio teaching is supervised teaching in the Department of Music’s Community Music Program. Course Code: A. See Chair for permission to enroll.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Code: A. See Chair for permission to enroll. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUP 462 - Vocal Performance Techniques Seminar


    Focus in further developing the performance skills of voice majors as singing-actors, who plan to pursue vocal performance careers at the graduate and/or professional levels. Course Codes: A.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: A. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUS 121 - Rudiments for Music Majors I


    An introduction to the building blocks of music theory, including pitch, rhythm, meter, melody, intervals, and chords. This course is designed for music majors with little experience in music theory and aural skills. MUS 121 does not count toward completion of the requirements for the music degree. Course Codes: FR

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: FR Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1.5
  
  • MUS 123 - Music Theory I


    An introduction to the theory and analysis of tonal music, consisting of a review of rudiments and instruction in two-part counterpoint, chord building, and diatonic harmony. This course focuses primarily on western art music but draws from other traditions as well. Course Codes: ACR. Corequisite: MUS*125.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACR. Corequisite: MUS*125. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 124 - Music Theory II


    A continuation of the introduction to diatonic harmony from MUS 123. New topics include sequences, tonicization and modulation, and basic formal types. Guided composition exercises reinforce course content. Course Codes: ACR. Prerequisite: MUS*123. Corequisite: MUS*126.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACR. Prerequisite: MUS*123. Corequisite: MUS*126. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 125 - Aural Skills I


    A course that builds connections among reading music, thinking in music, and singing or playing music. MUS 125 reinforces the course content of MUS 123 through singing, keyboard, and dictation exercises. Course Codes: AC

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AC Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUS 126 - Aural Skills II


    A continuation of MUS 125 that reinforces the course content of MUS 124. Course Codes: AC. Prereqs: MUS 125.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AC. Prereqs: MUS 125. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUS 205 - PII Women and Music


    (Perspectives II course) A survey of music by, for, and about women from antiquity to the present. A variety of genres and styles will be covered, as well as the impact of women’s studies and gender studies on music historiography. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Visual Performing Arts. Women’s Studies Minor course. International Studies Minor course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Visual Performing Arts. Women’s Studies Minor course. International Studies Minor course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 206 - PII Opera


    (Perspectives II course) Explores the history and development of opera from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to the present, with an emphasis of the various technical, cultural, and aesthetic features. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 207 - PII Music and Poetry


    (Perspectives II course) A cross-disciplinary study of the interrelationships between music and poetry. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Literature. And Visual and Performing Arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Literature. And Visual and Performing Arts. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 209 - PII History of Rock and Roll


    (Perspectives II course) Topics discussed in class will include the origins, characteristics and stylistic development of rock and roll from the early 1950s to the present, and the impact that rock music has had on American culture in the second half of the 20th century. Classroom activities include critical listening, lectures and open discussions. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 211 - The History of Western Music I: Antiquity to 1600


    An introduction to the methods and materials of music-historical study, as well as a survey of the repertoire, styles, genres, performance practices, and cultural contexts of Western art music from Antiquity through the early Seventeenth century. Course Codes: ACR. Music majors only or permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACR. Music majors only or permission of the instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 212 - The History of Western Music II: 1600 To the Late Nineteenth Century


    A survey of the repertoire, styles, genres, performance practices, and cultural contexts of Western art music from 1600 to the late nineteenth century. Course Codes: ACR. Prereqs: MUS 211.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACR. Prereqs: MUS 211. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 220 - Rock Music Theory and Composition


    An introduction to the theory of rock music and a workshop for creative activity. Theoretical topics include rhythm, melody, harmony, voice leading, form, instrumentation, text, and texture, with application to styles that may include blues, doo-wop, folk rock, art rock, and hip-hop. Students will compose original music, arrange preexisting songs, and transcribe rock music. Certain computer applications will be introduced. Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 123, 124, 125, 126, 209.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 123, 124, 125, 126, 209. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 223 - Music Theory III


    An intermediate level course on tonal theory and analysis that includes instruction on chromaticism and form. Guided composition exercises reinforce course content. Course Codes: ACR. Prereq: MUS*124. Corequisite: MUS*225.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACR. Prereq: MUS*124. Corequisite: MUS*225. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 224 - Music Theory IV


    An introduction to the theory and analysis of music written after 1900. Instruction focuses on three areas: music with pitch centers, freely atonal music, and serial music. Additional topics may be introduced, such as aleatory music, postmodernism, minimalism, film music, and/or rock music. Course Codes: ACR. Prerequisite: MUS*223. Corequisite: MUS*226.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACR. Prerequisite: MUS*223. Corequisite: MUS*226. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 225 - Aural Skills III


    A course that refines the connections among reading music, thinking in music, and singing or playing music developed in MUS 125 and MUS 126, with increased attention to chromaticism, form, and complex rhythms. MUS 225 reinforces the course content of MUS 223. Course Codes: AC. Prereqs: MUS 126.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AC. Prereqs: MUS 126. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUS 226 - Aural Skills IV


    A continuation of MUS 225 that engages with increasingly chromatic music, as well as with whole-tone, octatonic, pentatonic, and modal scales, as well as with music lacking a tonal center. Course Codes: AC. Prereq: MUS 225. Coreq: MUX*226.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AC. Prereq: MUS 225. Coreq: MUX*226. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUS 243 - Diction I


    Symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as it is used by singers with applications to the reading of texts in the Italian language as well as texts in English.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: even years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUS 244 - Diction II


    Instruction in the reading of texts in German and French through the use of IPA symbols. Emphasis on poets who were used by standard lieder and melodie composers.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: even years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUS 246 - PII The Church and Its Music Through The Ages


    (Perspectives II course) From developments of Gregorian chant and subsequent reforms of Pope John XXII (1323) to the recent New Roman Missal (2011), a struggle continues within the Church to safeguard what it considers its sacred music. This struggle can be likened to a pendulum that moves between church authority and popular culture. Course Codes: BR. Cross listed with RES*343.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Cross listed with RES*343. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 272 - Introduction to Conducting


    This course is designed as an introduction to the fundamentals of conducting. Emphasis will be placed on applying the basics of technique, understanding terminology, and developing score-reading skills. Students will all be expected to participate in a laboratory experience by singing and playing as well as conducting the class ensemble. Course Codes: AFH Prereq: MUS 124, 126.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFH. Prereq: MUS 124, 126. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MUS 303 - Jazz History


    A historical survey of jazz music and those who made it, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane-and many others. Music and musicians active from the 1940’s through the 1970’s are emphasized, as they are still the dominant forces on the music of the present day. Jazz recordings and videos are featured in class. Course Codes: CR. Prereq: MUS 124 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: CR. Prereq: MUS 124 or permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 317 - The History of Western Music III: Music Since 1900


    The course explores significant developments in Western European and American music from 1900 to the present, investigating the aesthetic trends, isms, compositional techniques, and genres of music, including the classical, jazz, and popular styles as well as considering the impact of technology, innovations in notation and performance practice. Course Codes: ACR. Prereqs: MUS 211, 212W.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACR. Prereqs: MUS 211, 212W. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 321 - Orchestration and Composition


    This course introduces fundamental elements of orchestration with respect to the Western Eupropean tradition. Two specific skills will be developed: orchestration and composition. Course Codes: ACJ. Prereq: MUS*224.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACJ. Prereq: MUS*224. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 322 - Jazz Theory


    An in-depth study of jazz harmony and the tonal and rhythmic elements of jazz improvisation. Form analysis, scale-chord relationships, and transcription/analyses of extant solos are emphasized. Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 224.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 224. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 323 - Modal and Tonal Counterpoint


    Develops the basic principles and skills of modal counterpoint according to 16th century practices. Course Codes: CR. Prereq: MUS 124

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: CR. Prereq: MUS 124 Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 371 - Choral Conducting


    This course is a continuation of MUS 272 with an emphasis on choral conducting issues. Students learn about choral rehearsal techniques, score study, performance practices and concert programming. Weekly laboratory experience in choral conducting. Prereq: MUS*272. Coreq: MUS 371L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: MUS*272. Coreq: MUS 371L. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • MUS 371L - Choral Conducting Lab Ensemble


    Students enrolled in MUS 371L will combine to provide a lab choral ensemble for all students enrolled in Choral Conducting (MUS 371). Course Codes: AFJ. Coreq: MUS*371.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFJ. Coreq: MUS*371. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUS 372 - Instrumental Conducting


    A study of advanced conducting and instrumental rehearsal techniques. The primary focus of the course is on developing a more advanced conducting technique, score study/reading techniques, and identifying/correctingproblems in preparation for an ensemble performance. Advanced instrumental score reading exercises and conducting techniques are applied to actual rehearsals. Course Codes: AFH. Prereq: MUS 272.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFH. Prereq: MUS 272. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • MUS 375G - PII The Liberal Arts


    (Perspectives II course) In this course, students will be asked to think deeply about the value, meaning, and importance of the liberal arts to their education and within their own lives. They will explore modern conceptions of the liberal arts, the history of the liberal arts, and cross-cultural ideas about liberal learning. Specific assignments adjusted for MUS majors. Course Codes: BR. Cross-listed with PHL*375G and LST 375G.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Cross-listed with PHL*375G and LST 375G. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 401 - Music Research and Writing


    Trains students to study music history in depth and to write about it knowledgeably and credibly. A major goal of the course is to develop an understanding of formal writing structures and procedures in preparation for graduate level course work. Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 411 - Topics in Medieval/Renaissance Music History


    An in-depth study of selected repertoire, styles, genres, analytical techniques, performance practices, and historical contexts of early Western music. Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 412 - Topics in Baroque Music History


    An in-depth study of selected repertoire, styles, genres, analytical techniques, performance practices, and historical contexts of Baroque music. Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 413 - Topics in Classical Era Music History


    An in-depth study of selected repertoire, styles, genres, analytical techniques, performance practices, and historical contexts of the music from the Classical era. Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 414 - Topics in Romantic Era Music History


    An in-depth study of selected repertoire, styles, genres, analytical techniques, performance practices, and historical contexts of Romantic music. Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 415 - Topics in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music History


    An in-depth study of selected repertoire, styles, genres, analytical techniques, performance practices, and historical contexts of twentieth and twenty-first century music. Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereqs: MUS 211, MUS 212. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 416 - Special Topics in Music History


    An in-depth study of selected topics in music history. Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 211, MUS 212W. Special/Selected Topic.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 211, MUS 212W. Special/Selected Topic. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 417 - Special Topics in Music Theory


    An in-depth study of selected topics in music theory. Course Codes: CR. Prereq: MUS 224 Special/Selected Topic.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: CR. Prereq: MUS 224 Special/Selected Topic. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 418 - Special Topics in Jazz


    A survey of select topics in jazz history with an emphasis on reading, listening, analysis, and independent projects. Topics to be studied may include: jazz and modernism, Miles Davis, European jazz, jazz fusions, and others. Course Codes: B. Cross listed with MUS*303 Special/Selected Topic.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: B. Cross listed with MUS*303 Special/Selected Topic. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 423 - Form and Analysis I


    Develops analytical techniques and tools for understanding common practice music. Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 224.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 224. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 424 - Form and Analysis II


    Develops analytical techniques and tools for understanding post-tonal music. Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 224.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: MUS 224. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 432 - Keyboard Pedagogy II


    Intensive survey and evaluation of the educational philosophies behind the currently used methods for teaching piano in private situations; the sequential presentation of repertoire and the development of music skills and concepts from intermediate to early advanced levels. Video and/or live observation of experienced teachers; discussion of pedagogical problems and solutions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 2
  
  • MUS 441 - Vocal Pedagogy I


    An in-depth discussion of the vocal mechanism and tehniques and their communication. The course will include supervised practice teaching in the Nazareth Community Music Program. Course Codes: F.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: F. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 451 - Instrumental Pedagogy I


    Readings and study of historical and scientific background of the instrument. Evaluation of methods of instruction; methods for development of techniques; graded teaching materials; teaching observations in the Nazareth Community Music Program.

    Credits: 2
  
  • MUS 470 - Musical Borrowing


    The course explores select methods and techniques of borrowing existing music by composers from the Middle Ages to postmodernism. The main focus will be on the changing functions of borrowing in various historical eras and corresponding musical practices ranging from the cantus firmus to quotation to recomposition to sampling. The course will also address the larger problem of intertextuality. Course Codes: R.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 471 - Music and Magic in Western Culture


    Will explore and apply the technical, musical, cultural, and historical tools available to discover meaning in music inspired by magical and/or esoteric trends in the West. This incorporates methodologies located within the discipline of Esoteric Studies. The course will rediscover and reconstitute the esoteric themes that lie behind various musical compositions drawn from the repertoire. Course Codes: CR.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: CR. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 483 - Music Internship I


    Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge, skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities, students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All college policies related to internships apply. Course Codes: BC. Prereq: Junior or Senior standing with GPA of 2.5 or better.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BC. Prereq: Junior or Senior standing with GPA of 2.5 or better. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS 485 - Independent Study


    In consultation with the professor, students will undertake a music historical and/or analytical project suited to their individual career interests and training. The final paper will demonstrate an ability to engage with primary and/or secondary sources, to think critically, and to write clearly. The paper content and method of the project will serve as preparation for original research at the graduate level.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
  • MUS 486 - Independent Study


    In consultation with the professor, students will undertake a music historical and/or analytical project suited to their individual career interests and training. The final paper will demonstrate an ability to engage with primary and/or secondary sources, to think critically, and to write clearly. The paper content and method of the project will serve as preparation for original research at the graduate level.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS.Q 101 - Introduction to Western Classical Music


    (PEQ Visual Performing Arts) What is the significance of music in our lives? This course provides an introduction to the genres, styles, and ideas associated with music of the Western Classical tradition. Through listening and reading assignments students will become familiar with the repertoire, instruments, and historical context of music belonging to various periods in history. Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS.Q 102 - Introduction to the Language of Music


    (PEQ Visual Performing Arts) What is the significance of music in our lives? This course introduces elements of music such as pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, and form, and considers the manifold meanings that music can convey, or has conveyed, in various cultural or historical contexts. Students will develop skills in listening, as well as in criticism or analysis, through engagement with a variety of musical styles. Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUS.Q 104 - Introduction to World Music


    (PEQ Visual Performing Arts) What in the world is music? What role does music play in various cultures? Why do I like certain kinds of music? This course introduces the musics of select non-Western cultures, with an emphasis of the various technical, cultural, and aesthetic features. Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • MUX 019 - Concert Attendance


    4 semesters required of all music majors. Course Codes: A.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: A. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 099 - Music Department Orientation


    Introduces incoming students the requirements of their degree programs and the expectations of the Department of Music.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: A.
    Normal cycle offering: Fall, all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 102L - Guitar Lab Competency for Music Educators


    Students will demonstrate competence in basic guitar skills necessary for music educators to accompany simple folk songs and teach basic guitar skills in a school setting.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 126 - Music/Business Sight-Singing Proficiency Exam


    All music students at Nazareth College (regardless of major) undergo rigorous, in-depth instruction in aural skills (sight singing and dictation) grounded in the common-practice tradition. The Music/Business Sight Singing Proficiency Exam is designed to demonstrate that music/business students have mastered the ability to sight sing at a basic level (following two semesters of aural skills). The exam will be administered towards the end of the students’ sophomore year after they have successfully completed Aural Skills I (MUS 125) and II (MUS 126). Prereq: MUS*125. Coreq: MUS*126

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: MUS*125. Coreq: MUS*126 Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 132 - Music/Business Piano Proficiency Exam


    The piano is the musician’s instrument, and as such, all music students at Nazareth College (regardless of major) undergo a rigorous in-depth instruction in basic piano skills. The Music/Business Piano Proficiency Exam is designed to demonstrate that music/business students have mastered the ability to play piano at a basic level (following two semesters of class piano instruction). At the conclusion of both Class Piano I (MUG 131) and Class Piano II (MUG 132) all students perform a jury examination to demonstrate what they have learned for the semester. The jury forms for Class Piano II (MUG 132) will serve as the Piano Proficiency exam for Music/Business students. The students will be expected to play at a certain level on their jury perfomance following the completion of Class Piano II in order to pass their piano proficiency exam. Prereq: MUG*131. Coreq: MUG*132

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: MUG*131. Coreq: MUG*132 Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 226 - Sight-Singing Proficiency Exam


    Tests the ability to sing with tonal and rhythmic accuracy at sight. All BA students and certain BA students must pass this exam; music education majors must pass it prior to student teaching. Course Codes: J. Co-req: MUS*226.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: J. Co-req: MUS*226. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 229 - Practicum Pre-Requisite Assessment (music Therapy)


    Students will (1) demonstrate preparedness for initial placement at a music therapy clinical site; (2) understand the necessity of developing and demonstrating professional behavior and skills; and (3) provide a self-evaluation of their progress in competencies from the Nazareth Music Therapy Program Professionalism Rubric.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 232 - Keyboard Proficiency Exam


    Passing this is a graduation requirement for all Bachelor of Music degree programs. Normally a student takes the exam in the sophomore year. Music Education majors must pass it prior to student teaching. Course Codes: J. Co req: MUG*232.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: J. Co req: MUG*232. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 282 - Guitar Proficiency Examination


    Tests ability in functional guitar. Required of music therapy majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 294 - Sophomore Composition Portfolio/Recital


    Students pursuing the BM in Composition degree must pass a qualifying portfolio/recital of original compositions at the end of the sophomore year. The portfolio must include a piece for major ensemble -OR- a major multi-movement chamber or solo piece (at least 10-15 minutes in length). The portfolio is mandatory, the recital part is optional and encouraged when feasible. Course codes: A. Corequisite: MUP*1Q.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: A. Corequisite: MUP*1Q. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 296 - Sophomore Recital Keyboard Guitar


    Students pursuing the BM in Performance degree must pass a qualifying recital (30-45 minutes in length) at the end of the sophomore year. Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 297 - Sophomore Recital Voice Band Orchestra


    Students pursuing the BM in Performance degree must pass a qualifying recital (30-45 minutes in length) at the end of the sophomore year. Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 329 - Internship Pre-Requisite Assessment


    Students will (1) demonstrate readiness for the music therapy internship process; (2) demonstrate progress since MUX 229 in developing and demonstrating professional behaviors and skills; and (3) provide a self-evaluation of their progress in competencies from the Nazareth Music Therapy Program Professionalism Rubric (NMTPPT).

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 393 - Honors Recital Keyboard Guitar


    A half-hour solo recital; audition and 3.0 GPA required. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional course fee required Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 394 - Honors Recital Voice Band Orchestra


    A half-hour solo recital; audition and 3.0 GPA required. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional course fee required Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 491 - Music History / Music Theory Senior Project


    Students will prepare and present a conference style paper (i.e., a paper for either the American Musicological Society or Society for Music Theory’s annual conferences) to an audience of their peers, faculty, and general public.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 492 - Music/Business Senior Capstone


    The Music/Business Senior Capstone Project is a professional portfolio the music business students begin developing during their first sememster at Nazareth and continue to revise and maintain throughout their course of study. This portfolio will include examples of compositions that the students have composed, arranged, transcribed and recorded. It will also include promotional and marketing materials from at least two concerts or gigs arranged and performed either by the candidate or another perfoming artist; a DVD recording of at least two concert performances(one can be from the candidates Senior Recital Concert); a creative original promotional or marketing concept related to the music business field developed by the candidate; a repertoire list of pieces the candidate has learned in their applied lessons; and any other document or project that student deems appropriate. Course Codes: F.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: F. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 493 - Music/Business Senior Performance Project


    Senior Performance Project for Music/Business majors. Music/Business majors must complete either the Senior Recital MUX*495, MUX*496, MUX*497, MUX*498 or MUX*493.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional course fee required Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 494 - Senior Composition Portfolio Recital Project


    A half hour Portfolio/Recital. It is the degree conferral requirement and culminating senior experience for the BM in Composition. The portfolio must include a piece for major ensemble -and- a major multi-movement chamber or solo piece. The portfolio is mandatory, the recital part is optional and encouraged when feasible. Course codes: A. Prerequisite: MUX*294. Corequisite: MUP*1Q.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: A. Prerequisite: MUX*294. Corequisite: MUP*1Q. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 495 - Senior Recital Keyboard Guitar


    A half-hour solo recital. It is the degree conferral requirement for all BM degree except Performance and the usual requirement for the BA degree. It is an option for the Music/Business degree. Culminating synthesis of applied and core music study. Additional course fee required. Course Codes: F.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Additional course fee required. Course Codes: F. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 496 - Senior Recital Honors Keyboard Guitar


    An hour solo recital. It is the degree conferral requirement for the BM in Performance and and available to all senior music majors upon a successful audition. Additional course fee required.Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 497 - Senior Recital Voice Band Orchestra


    A half-hour solo recital. It is the degree conferral requirement for all BM degree except Performance and the usual requirement for the BA degree. Culminating synthesis of applied and core music study. Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 498 - Senior Recital Honors Voice Band Orchestra


    An hour solo recital. It is the degree conferral requirement for the BM in Performance and and available to all senior music majors upon a successful audition. Culminating synthesis of applied and core music study. Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: F. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MUX 499 - Senior Honors Composition Portfolio/Recital


    Hour Portfolio/Recital including performance on the major applied instrument. Audition required. Portfolio must include a piece for major ensemble, a major multi-movement chamber or solo piece, and a variety of other pieces showing proficiency in different styles and genres. The portfolio is mandatory, the recital can be fulfilled at composition and other recitals as appropriate and feasible. Prerequisite: MUX*294. Corequisite: MUP*1Q.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: MUX*294. Corequisite: MUP*1Q. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring

    Credits: 0

Music Education

  
  • MED 101 - Orientation to Music Education


    An overview of major concepts in music education that will be revisited and applied in subsequent courses over the next several years of the music education degree program. Topics include characteristics of successful music teachers, national and state music education standards, professional organizations in music education, and lesson planning. Course Codes: A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: A Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0.5
  
  • MED 102 - Introduction to Music Education


    An exploration of various aspects of the music teaching profession with an emphasis placed on practical approaches to teaching both in the classroom and rehearsal settings. Topics include becoming a music teacher, developing tools for teaching, implementing the National Standards into instruction, teaching music in early childhood, reaching diverse learners, and developing a philosophy of music education. Students will present a teaching demonstration as part of the course requirements. Course Codes: AFJ. Prereq: MED*101. Co-req: MED*102L or MUX*102L. Bach of Music in Education majors only.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFJ. Prereq: MED*101. Co-req: MED*102L or MUX*102L. Bach of Music in Education majors only. Normal cycle offering: Spring and Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MED 102L - Guitar Methods for Music Education


    The main objective of this lab is to learn how to play and teach guitar at the middle and high school levels. We will discuss technique for the beginning guitarist; learn notes in the first position, chords, tuning the instrument and review method books available for teaching beginning guitarists. Coreq: MED 102 or MED 301. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Coreq: MED 102 or MED 301. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • MED 103 - Percussion Techniques I


    Introduction to the techniques, teaching methods, maintenance and nomenclature of the standard percussion instruments. Course Codes: AFJ. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFJ. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MED 104 - Percussion Techniques II


    Emphasis on techniques and teaching methods of the melodic percussion. Course Codes: AFJ. Prereq: MED*103. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFJ. Prereq: MED*103. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • MED 105 - Brass Techniques I


    General introduction to techniques, performance problems and teaching methods of the brass family. Instruction on trumpet and French horn. Course Codes: AFJ. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFJ. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
 

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