Music (MUS)

Courses

MUS-101 SURVEY OF MUSIC 3.00 Credits

A study of the major contributions to world music including a historical survey of stylistic and formal developments. Emphasis on appreciative skills.

MUS-102 MUSIC IN AMERICA 3.00 Credits

An examination of the musical traditions of the United States, from pre-Colonial to present day. Folk, classical, and popular elements will be considered, as well as major styles and genres, including but not limited to sacred, secular, native traditions, African traditions and those of immigrant populations, film music, musical theatre, classical, jazz, Rock N Roll, and other contemporary and popular genres. This course will also take a closer look at how political movements and other societal ideals have contributed to music in the United States. This course is designed for non-music majors and music majors alike, and will fulfill a General Education Core requirement.

MUS-103 CONCERT CHOIR 1.00 Credit

Experience in singing traditional choral literature, vocal jazz, and contemporary music. Enrollment subject to instructor's approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits at each level.

MUS-106 JAZZ BAND 1.00 Credit

Performance of standard literature and musical styles. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits at each level. Membership is determined by the instructor.

MUS-110 APPLIED MUSIC 1.00-2.00 Credits

Individual instruction in guitar, voice, piano, band and orchestral instruments. Each course may be repeated for credit. Note: Enrollment in this course is subject to instructor's approval. Students who do not obtain the instructor's approval may be dis-enrolled.

MUS-145 BEGINNING PIANO AND KEYBOARD THEORY 1.00 Credit

Fundamentals of keyboard technique and basic keyboard theory. Repeatable for total of 2 credits.

MUS-146 INTERMEDIATE PIANO 2.00 Credits

Class instruction for non-beginners. Repeatable for total of 4 credits. Recommended pre-requisite: MUS 145 or permission of instructor.

MUS-147 ADVANCED PIANO 2.00 Credits

Class instruction for advanced students. Repeatable for total of 2 credits. Recommended pre-requisite: MUS 146 or permission of instructor.

MUS-150 WORLD MUSIC 3.00 Credits

An examination of music and musical traditions throughout the world with focus on non-Western music. This course uses a cross-cultural framework through which the student will understand music as an evolving, geographically unrestrained form of human expression that has both unique characteristics and common elements across cultures. Music from all over the world (including genres from most of Africa, India, the U.S., China, Vietnam, Syria, the Pacific Islands, Tibet, and Japan, Central and South America, and the Arabic world) will be looked at through the lenses of sound, setting and significance: critical, informed listening, understanding how it functions within a culture and in people's lives, and how and why they consume music.

MUS-151 HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER 3.00 Credits

A comprehensive history of musical theater, and how this continuously evolving genre continues to be shaped by history and culture. This course will focus on the American Broadway Musical, and its evolution from the Civil War through the present day, including opera, operetta, light opera, musical comedy, minstrelsy, vaudeville, reviews, rock opera, dance, off-Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, and musical plays. In this course, student will examine the social, political and cultural implications of the musical theatre genre and how to assess its purpose, meaning, and effectiveness as historical narrative.

MUS-190 DIRECTED STUDY IN MUSIC 1.00-12.00 Credits

MUS-210 APPLIED MUSIC 1.00-2.00 Credits

Individual instruction in guitar, voice, piano, band and orchestral instruments. Each course may be repeated for credit. Note: Enrollment in this course is subject to instructor's approval. Students who do not obtain the instructor's approval may be dis-enrolled.

MUS-221 MUSIC OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 3.00 Credits

History of music from antiquity through the 20th Century. Emphasis is on stylistic developments. Recommended pre-requisite: MUS 101.

MUS-241 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS I 4.00 Credits

An introduction to the techniques and materials of diatonic and chromatic tonal music. Includes composition, ear-training, and formal analysis. Recommended pre-requisite: MUS 145.

MUS-242 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS II 4.00 Credits

A continuation of MUS 241 emphasizing traditional form analysis, 20th century techniques and forms, and creative composition. Recommended pre-requisite: MUS 241.

MUS-265 VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE 1.00 Credit

Traditional four-part a cappella music as well as contemporary jazz. Repeatable for total of 2 credits each. Pre-requisite: Instructor's approval.

MUS-266 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE 1.00 Credit

Performance of a variety of ensembles. May be repeated at each level. Pre-requisite: Instructor's approval.

MUS-267 GUITAR ENSEMBLE 1.00 Credit

Performance of guitar ensemble literature and musical styles. Repeatable for total of 2 credits each. Pre-requisite: Instructor's approval.

MUS-268 CHAMBER SINGERS 2.00 Credits

A chamber vocal group (8 to 12 singers) which sings Madrigals - renaissance through contemporary. Performances vary. Community programs, campus, concert, private functions (minimum of two to four per semester). Pre-requisite: Instructor's approval.

MUS-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN MUSIC 3.00 Credits

Pre-requisites: Permission of the department and Senior standing.

MUS-291 WORKSHOP IN MUSIC 1.00-3.00 Credits

MUS-292 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC 1.00-3.00 Credits

MUS-295 PRACTICUM IN MUSIC 1.00-12.00 Credits

MUS-299 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

MUS-303 CONCERT CHOIR 1.00 Credit

Experience in singing traditional choral literature, vocal jazz, and contemporary music. Enrollment subject to instructor's approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits at each level.

MUS-306 JAZZ BAND 1.00 Credit

Performance of standard literature and musical styles. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits at each level. Membership is determined by the instructor.

MUS-310 APPLIED MUSIC: 1.00-2.00 Credits

Individual instruction in guitar, voice, piano, band and orchestral instruments. Each course may be repeated for credit. Note: Enrollment in this course is subject to instructor's approval. Students who do not obtain the instructor's approval may be dis-enrolled.

MUS-331 CONDUCTING 3.00 Credits

Fundamentals of baton techniques, score preparation, rehearsal techniques, and general musicianship. Pre-requisites: MUS 241 and permission of the instructor.

MUS-365 VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE 1.00 Credit

Traditional four-part a cappella music as well as contemporary jazz. Repeatable for total of 2 credits each. Pre-requisite: Instructor's approval.

MUS-366 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE 1.00 Credit

Performance of a variety of ensembles. May be repeated at each level. Pre-requisite: Instructor's approval.

MUS-367 GUITAR ENSEMBLE 1.00 Credit

Performance of guitar ensemble literature and musical styles. Repeatable for total of 2 credits each. Pre-requisite: Instructor's approval.

MUS-368 CHAMBER SINGERS 2.00 Credits

A chamber vocal group (8 to 12 singers) which sings Madrigals - renaissance through contemporary. Performances vary. Community programs, campus, concert, private functions (minimum of two to four per semester). Pre-requisite: Instructor's approval.

MUS-381 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC 3.00 Credits

Teaching music in the elementary classroom. Emphasis is on materials and methods, instrumental accompaniment and vocal participation. Includes classroom observations and/or practicum experiences.

MUS-390 DIRECTED STUDY IN MUSIC 3.00 Credits

Pre-requisites: Permission of the department and Senior standing.

MUS-392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC 1.00-3.00 Credits

MUS-410 APPLIED MUSIC: 1.00-2.00 Credits

Individual instruction in guitar, voice, piano, band and orchestral instruments. Each course may be repeated for credit. Note: Enrollment in this course is subject to instructor's approval. Students who do not obtain the instructor's approval may be dis-enrolled.

MUS-490 DIRECTED STUDY IN MUSIC 3.00 Credits

Pre-requisites: Permission of the department and Senior standing.

MUS-491 WORKSHOP IN MUSIC 1.00-3.00 Credits

MUS-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC 1.00-3.00 Credits

MUS-495 PRACTICUM IN MUSIC 1.00-12.00 Credits