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 fall and spring.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 alternate years.

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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 alternate years.

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MusicMU201Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, or music composition for lower division music majors and non-majors. Offered fall.

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MusicMU202Applied Music

Private lessons in voice, piano, another instrument, or music composition for lower division music majors and non-majors. Offered spring.

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MusicMU203Ensemble

Options include A Cappella Choir, Choral Union, Chamber Singers, Gospel Choir, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Handbell Choir. Offered fall and spring.

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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.

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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.

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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. Offered fall.

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MusicMU213Percussion Methods

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

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MusicMU214Brass Methods

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

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MusicMU216Woodwind Methods

Options include flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon. Covers methods and materials for school music. Offered in fall in even numbered years.

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MusicMU221String Methods

Covers methods and materials for school music. Offered in spring in even numbered years.

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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. 

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MusicMU231Diction for Singers

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

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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.

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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.

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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
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
MusicMU315Conducting

Studies basic techniques in conducting, analysis and score reading, and choral literature. Offered fall.

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.

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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.

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MusicMU381Form and Analysis

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

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MusicMU382Form and Analysis II

Examines the detail of musical forms drawn from the post-romantic and post-tonal styles. Prerequisites: MU281 and MU282. Offered spring.

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MusicMU401Applied Music

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

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MusicMU402Applied Instrument

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

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MusicMU490Chamber Singers Tour

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

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MusicMU491Vocal Literature

 Offered as needed.

3
MusicMU493Piano Literature

 Offered as needed.

3
MusicMU498Music Ministry Practicum

 Offered as needed.

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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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