DepartmentNumberTitle / DescriptionCredits
MusicMU100/200/300/400Performance Seminar

In this course music majors (1) perform works they are studying in applied lessons and (2) make oral presentations appropriate to their area of musical study before a live audience of their peers. The purpose of these performances and presentations is to develop the performance skills necessary for professional success as a music educator or public performer. The course meets weekly and is required of all music majors enrolled in an applied music course.  

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MusicMU101Voice Class/Ensemble

A survey for music majors, other than those taking private voice lessons, covering the following areas: correct breathing, voice production, materials for teaching (especially in the classroom), and pronunciation techniques in English, Italian, French, and German. Offered as needed.

1
MusicMU105Ear Training I

Designed to develop the aural skills required by the professional musician. Includes sight singing and/or dictation of scales, intervals, diatonic and chromatic melodies, triads, seventh chords, harmonic progressions, and two to four part music. Computer software and programmed recordings are available to aid students in individual practice sections. Offered fall.

2
MusicMU106Ear Training II

Designed to develop the aural skills required by the professional musician. Includes sight singing and/or dictation of scales, intervals, diatonic and chromatic melodies, triads, seventh chords, harmonic progressions, and two to four part music. Computer software and programmed recordings are available to aid students in individual practice sections. Offered spring.

2
MusicMU107Piano Class I

Students will study scales, arpeggios, and cadences applied to the harmonization of melodies. Focuses on skills needed to be effective in the classroom, studio, and music industry. Covers score reading, transposition, accompanying, and piano repertoire. Piano class or applied piano must be taken until proficiency exam is passed. Offered fall.

1
MusicMU108Piano Class II

Students will study scales, arpeggios, and cadences applied to the harmonization of melodies. Focuses on skills needed to be effective in the classroom, studio, and music industry. Covers score reading, transposition, accompanying, and piano repertoire. Piano class or applied piano must be taken until proficiency exam is passed. Offered spring.

1
MusicMU141Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, or music composition for non-music majors; a secondary applied study for music majors; or one half hour lesson per week. Offered fall.

1
MusicMU142 Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, or music composition for non-music majors; a secondary applied study for music majors; or one half hour lesson per week. Offered spring.

1
MusicMU180History of Rock and Roll, Popular Music in the USA

An overall history of popular music in America, with an emphasis on mainstream popular music since 1954. Traces the stylistic development of popular music and acquires interpretive strategies including methods of aural analysis. Relates the simultaneous independence and interdependence of black and white musical cultures in America. Develops an understanding of popular songs and texts in a historical perspective. Prerequisites: Music reading or performance skills; no prerequisite course. Offered spring (even years).

3
MusicMU191Introduction to Songwriting I

Introduces the techniques, thought processes, and critical/interpretive skills used in the art of music composition. Develops the ability to use basic aesthetic principles in applied composition. Provides coaching in the composition and performance of a variety of short pieces and a substantial final project. Music composition in any style, including popular, jazz and classical, is encouraged and accepted. Requires music reading skills and performance ability on an instrument in any single style (popular, jazz or classical). Vocalists must be proficient on another instrument. Offered spring (odd years).

3
MusicMU201Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, or music composition for lower division music majors and non-majors. Provides a forty five minute lesson per week. Offered fall.

2
MusicMU202Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, or music composition for lower division music majors and non-majors. Provides a forty five minute lesson per week. Offered spring.

2
MusicMU203Ensemble

Options include A Cappella Choir, Choral Union (can be taken for 0 credit), Chamber Singers, Gospel Choir, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, and other chamber ensemble as needed. Offered fall and spring.

1
MusicMU205Ear Training III

Designed to develop the aural skills required by the professional musician. Includes sight singing and/or dictation of scales, intervals, diatonic and chromatic melodies, triads, seventh chords, harmonic progressions, and two to four part music. Computer software and programmed recordings are available to aid students in individual practice sections.  Offered fall.

2
MusicMU206Ear Training IV

Designed to develop the aural skills required by the professional musician. Includes sight singing and/or dictation of scales, intervals, diatonic and chromatic melodies, triads, seventh chords, harmonic progressions, and two to four part music. Computer software and programmed recordings are available to aid students in individual practice sections. Offered spring.

2
MusicMU207Piano Class III

Students will study scales, arpeggios, and cadences applied to the harmonization of melodies. Focuses on skills needed to be effective in the classroom, studio, and music industry. Covers score reading, transposition, accompanying, and piano repertoire. Piano class or applied piano must be taken until proficiency exam is passed. Offered fall.

1
MusicMU208Piano Class IV

Students will study scales, arpeggios, and cadences applied to the harmonization of melodies. Focuses on skills needed to be effective in the classroom, studio, and music industry. Covers score reading, transposition, accompanying, and piano repertoire. Piano class or applied piano must be taken until proficiency exam is passed. Offered spring.

1
MusicMU211Fundamentals of Music I

Studies notation: staves, clefs, pitch, duration and time signatures. Covers design and construction of scales: major and minor modes and key signatures, as well as interval construction and identification. Required fall and spring of those that do not pass the music theory entrance exam. Offered spring.

2
MusicMU213Percussion Methods

Options include timpani, bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, etc. Covers methods and materials for school music. Offered fall (odd years).

2
MusicMU214Brass Methods

Options include trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba. Covers methods and materials for school music. Offered spring (odd years).

2
MusicMU216Woodwind Methods

Options include flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon. Covers methods and materials for school music. Offered fall (odd years).

2
MusicMU221String Methods

Options include violin, viola, cello, and bass. Covers methods and materials for school music. Offered spring (even years).

2
MusicMU230World Music

Designed for the general student. This course in ethnomusicology will describe and analyze the music of Africa, black and native America, Asia, and Eastern Europe in the context of human life. Music will be examined in its diverse historical, social, and cultural contexts. Offered fall (even years).

3
MusicMU231Diction for Singers

Studies phonetics applied to English, Italian, French, German and Latin vocal literature with use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Offered as needed.

3
MusicMU251Acoustics of Music

Studies the science of the physical basis of music, sound waves and their characteristics, vibratory sources of sound, harmony and scales, tuning and temperament, hearing, electronic recording, reproducing and synthesizing of sound. Prerequisite: MU211 or equivalent previously or concurrently. Offered spring.

3
MusicMU261Music Theory I

Reviews fundamentals; basic harmonic theory and analysis of tonal music; and diatonic triads in major and minor keys, spacing, doubling, voice leading and root position progressions. Prerequisite: MU211 or placement examination. Offered fall.

3
MusicMU262Music Theory II

Studies theory, analysis and SATB harmonization; first and second inversions, cadences, non-chord tones, dominant and diatonic seventh chords. Prerequisite: MU261. Offered spring.

3
MusicMU275Introduction to Music Technology

This course will introduce students to essential technologies of the music industry. Topics will cover notation software, recording software and hardware, SmartMusic, use of SmartBoards, as well as other related topics. Offered fall.

2
MusicMU281Music History Analysis I

Surveys and analyzes the development of Western music, from the early Christian era to the present. Covers the integration of this music with that of other cultures. Prerequisite: MU221. Offered fall.

3
MusicMU282Music History Analysis II

Surveys and analyzes the development of Western music, from the early Christian era to the present. Covers the integration of this music with that of other cultures. Prerequisite: MU281. Offered spring.

3
MusicMU285History of American Music

This course will examine popular forms and styles of American music from 1650 to modern times. Topics covered will include folk music, religious music traditions, jazz, rock, and other modern genres. Offered as needed.

1
MusicMU301Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, recording technology or music composition for upper division music majors. Provides a forty five minute lesson per week. Prerequisites: MU282, MU362, Solfeggio proficiency, and permission of music faculty. Offered fall.

2
MusicMU302Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, recording technology or music composition for upper division music majors. Provides a forty five minute lesson per week. Prerequisites: MU282, MU362, Solfeggio proficiency, and permission of music faculty. Offered spring.

2
MusicMU315Conducting

Studies basic techniques in conducting, analysis and score reading, and choral literature. Offered fall or spring as needed.

3
MusicMU321Curriculum and Methods of Music (Grades 5-12)

Covers objectives, philosophies, methods and materials of teaching choral and instrumental music. Provides demonstration lessons, related field-based activities in nearby schools. Gives attention to teaching general music and music theory and the use of media in middle school and high school levels. Prerequisites: ED210 and ED310. Offered as needed.

3
MusicMU361Music Theory III

Studies theory, analysis, harmonization and composition, along with secondary chord functions, diatonic and common tone modulation via secondary dominants, sequences, binary and ternary song forms. Prerequisite: MU262. Offered every fall.

3
MusicMU362Music Theory IV

Studies theory, analysis, harmonization and composition, along with mode mixture, Neapolitan chord, augmented sixth chords, chromatic modulation, altered chords, and late nineteenth century practices. Prerequisite: MU361. Offered spring.

3
MusicMU371Curriculum and Methods of Music (K-9)

Objectives, philosophies, methods and materials of teaching music in elementary schools. Provides demonstration lessons and related field-based activities in nearby schools. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310. Offered as needed.

3
MusicMU381Form and Analysis

Examines the detail of musical forms drawn from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic repertoire. Prerequisites: MU281 and MU282. Offered fall.

3
MusicMU382Form and Analysis II

Examines the composers, styles, repertoire, and compositional techniques of music from the post-romantic and post-tonal styles. Prerequisites: MU281 and MU282. Offered spring.

3
MusicMU401Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, recording technology or music composition for upper division music majors. Provides a forty five minute lesson per week. Prerequisites: MU282, MU362, Solfeggio proficiency, and permission of music faculty. Offered fall.

2
MusicMU402Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, recording technology or music composition for upper division music majors. Provides a forty five minute lesson per week. Prerequisites: MU282, MU362, Solfeggio proficiency, and permission of music faculty. Offered spring.

2
MusicMU410Choral Conducting, Methods, and Literature

This course will examine the philosophical and pedagogical concepts of directing a successful choral ensemble/program. Included will be discussion, analysis, and conducting of choral literature from both historical and pedagogical perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on the further development of conducting skills and rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: MU315 Conducting.

2
MusicMU411Instrumental Conducting, Methods, and Literature

This course will examine the philosophical and pedagogical concepts of directing a successful instrumental ensemble/program. Included will be discussion, analysis, and conducting of instrumental literature from both historical and pedagogical perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on the further development of conducting skills and rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: MU315 Conducting.

2
MusicMU490Chamber Singers Tour

Options include European, Central American, or Chamber Singers Tours. Offered varying terms.

3
MusicMU491Vocal Literature

Students will study the major composers and repertoire of the historical periods. Issues of performance and pedagogy will be addressed. Offered as needed.

3
MusicMU493Piano Literature

Students will study the major composers and repertoire of the historical periods. Issues of performance and pedagogy will be addressed. Offered as needed.

3
MusicMU499Practicum in Music Education

Options include Practicum: Music Pre K-8 or Practicum: Music 5-12. Prerequisites: ED210, ED310, MU321, MU371. Offered as needed.

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