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Information

Carl Chapman, Chairperson

Department Office: Arts and Communications N206/210
Department Telephone: (920) 424-4224

CODE 73 or MUSIC

Faculty

Faculty

Andrews Hoffmeister
Astolfi Kalman
Atwell Liske
Bahcall Martin
Borgerding McWilliams
Chapman Messner
Chaudoir Robinson
Gainacopulos  Shaw

Degrees

Degrees

  • Undergraduate: A major in Music can lead to the degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music. A major in Music Education can lead to the degree: Bachelor of Music Education.

  • Graduate: None

Summary of Fields of Study

Summary of Fields of Study

  1. Goal(s)

    • See the department for listing of their goal(s).

  2. The Major(s)

    • The Department offers two majors. These are: 1) Music, and 2) Music Education. Within the Music major, the Department offers a choice of these four emphases: 1) Instrumental Performance, 2) Piano Performance, 3) Vocal Performance, and 4) Music Industry.

    • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs are also offered.

    • Within the Bachelor of Arts program, the Department offers an emphasis in Composition.

    • Within the Music Education major, the Department offers a choice of these three emphases: 1) Choral, 2) General Music, and 3) Instrumental.

    • Within the Music Industry emphasis of the Music major, the Department offers three options: 1) Recording Technology; 2) Music Business; and 3) Music Business and Recording Technology.

  3. The Minor(s)

    • The Department offers two minors: 1) Music (Non-teaching), and 2) Music Industry.

Admission/Graduation Requirements

Admission/Graduation Requirements

  • Entering students must complete an entrance audition, which includes the following, prior to registration:

    • successful completion of an audition in the student's primary performance area;

    • successful completion of the freshman theory diagnostic test (a satisfactory score is a prerequisite to registration in Music 107 and Music 173).

  • A special audition is required for admission to the Bachelor of Music Performance program. The student will audition at the end of the first year of applied study.

  • To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Music major or minor. Refer to the following sections for complete major/minor course requirements.

  • Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

  • A 2.5 grade point average is required for admission to the Internship in Music Industry.

  • If a student earns less than a C in any Music Theory course (Music 107/108/204/206) or any Aural Skills course (Music 173/174/273/274), that course must be repeated in the next academic year or progress as a music major stops and the student can no longer declare music as a major.

  • If, in any semester after that in which a student first earns a grade less than C, the student earns another grade less than C in any of the Music Theory or Aural Skills courses listed above, then progress as a music major stops and the student can no longer declare music as a major.

Required Core Courses

Required Core Courses

  • Music

    • Music 019 Senior Recital 0 cr.

    • Music 107 Music Theory I 3 cr.

    • Music 108 Music Theory II 3 cr.

    • Music 116 Introduction to Music Literature 2 cr.

    • Music 147 Class Piano I 1 cr.

    • Music 148 Class Piano II 1 cr.

    • Music 173 Aural Skills I 1 cr.

    • Music 174 Aural Skills II 1 cr.

    • Music 204 Music Theory III 3 cr.

    • Music 205 Survey of Music History I 3 cr.

    • Music 206 Music Theory IV 3 cr.

    • Music 207 Survey of Music History II 3 cr.

    • Music 273 Aural Skills III 1 cr.

    • Music 274 Aural Skills IV 1 cr.

  • Other Core Requirements:

    • Registration for the Music Department's weekly convocation. Grades of "P" in eight semesters of Convocation courses are required for graduation. Transfer students are required to earn a grade of "P" each semester they are in residence at UW Oshkosh. 

      Registration for a large ensemble in the student's major area (vocal: choir; instrumental: band or orchestra; keyboard or guitar: choir, band, or orchestra) each term the student is in attendance.

  • Comment:

    Students must achieve a grade of C, or higher, in all core courses and in all Applied Music courses (including voice classes) before progressing to the next course in any sequence.

    Majors/minors may apply a maximum of eight units (crs.) of participation in concert organizations toward the 120 units (crs.) required for graduation. Non-music majors or minors may apply a maximum of four units (crs.) toward the 120 units (crs.) required for graduation.

    The Music Department does not allow any grade replacement repeats for the following music participation courses: Music 100, 111, 121, 123, 127, 129, 131, 141, 151, 208, 233, 234, 308, 311, 321, 323, 327, 329, 331, 333, 341, 349, and 351.

    Students must register for primary applied music courses until program requirements have been met. (Non-music majors are required to pay a special fee for applied music lessons.)

The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

1. Music Major

Recommended for students who plan to pursue music as a profession in areas other than Music Education.

  • Required Courses: Required courses for each emphasis are included in the following paragraphs.

  • Comment: Students are required to select one of the following emphases. 

    Students completing the Liberal Arts and Composition Emphases are eligible to earn the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree. Students completing all other emphases will receive the Bachelor of Music degree.

A. Composition Emphasis
Recommended for students who wish to pursue the study of music composition with a liberal arts framework.

  • Required Units (crs.): 60 minimum in music

  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

    • Music: Music 247, 248, 306, 307, 347, 348, 387 or 388, 447, 448.

    • 8 units (crs.) Primary applied music.

    • 8 units (crs.) Large ensemble.

    • Electives: 54 units (crs.) to meet the COLS/BA requirements

    • Electives: Six units (crs.) open electives.


B. Instrumental Performance Emphasis 

Recommended for students who plan a career in instrumental performance or in studio teaching at other than elementary or secondary levels. A special entrance audition is required for admission to this program.
  • Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music Music 009, 306, 307, 387.
    • Two courses from: Music 403, 404, 405.
    • 4 units (crs.) from: Music 208, 308.
    • 4 units (crs.) from: Music 261, 263, 265, 267
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 12 must be at the upper level. Students must follow the Instrumental Performance syllabus appropriate to the area of primary applied study.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement:

C. Piano Performance Emphasis 

Recommended for students who plan a career in piano performance, or in teaching studio piano at other than the elementary or secondary levels. A special entrance audition is required for admission to this program.
  • Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • MusicMusic 009, 306, 307, 387 or 388, 476, 477, 478.
    • Two courses from: Music 303, 403, 404, or 405.
    • 4 units (crs.) from: Music 208 and 308.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 units (crs.) in applied piano of which at least 12 must be at the upper level.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement:

D. Vocal Performance Emphasis

Recommended for students who plan a career in vocal performance or in teaching studio voice at other than the elementary or secondary level. A special entrance audition is required for admission to this program.
  • Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 009, 303, 304, 306, 307, 388, 405, 485.
    • Two courses from: Music 303, 304, 405.
    • 4 units (crs.) from: Music 111, 311
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 units (crs.) in applied voice, of which at least 12 must be at the upper level.
    • At least two semesters of French and/or German Language.

  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement

E. Music Industry Emphasis 

Recommended for students who plan a career in the various areas of the music industry.
 

1) Music Business Option

    • Required Units (crs.): 86 minimum

    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

      • Business: Business 198, 204, 352 (Business 351, 361 may be substituted for Business 352).

      • One course from the following: Business 210, 371, 372, 376 or 379. Completion of the Business minor will substitute for all required business courses above.

      • EnglishEnglish 309.

      • Music: Music 119, 120, 306 or 307, 310,  314, 355, 356, 415, 444.

    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 units (crs.), in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 must be at the upper level.

    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

      • Economics: Economics 106, 206 or 207


2) Recording Technology Option

Recommended for students who plan a career as a recording technician.

    • Required Units (crs.): 81 minimum

    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

      • Business: Business 198, 204 and 352 (Business 351, 361 may be substituted for Business 352).

      • One course from the following: Business 210, 371, 372 or 376 or 379. Completion of the Business minor will substitute for all required business courses above.

      • English: English 309

      • Music: Music 113, 114, 214, 300, 306 or 307, 314, 330, 357, 358, 359, 414, 445.

    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 must be at the upper level.

    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including:

      • Economics: Economics 106, 206 or 207


3) Music Business and Recording Technology Option

    • Required Units (Crs.): 76 minimum

    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

      • Music:   Music 113, 114, 119, 120, 214, 300, 305, 306 or 307, 314, 355, 357, 414 or 415, 444 or 445 (must be approved by Music Industry faculty.

      • Applied credits (4 upper level) 10 crs.

      • Major Ensemble 8 crs. (8 semesters)

      • Optional: Video/film, additional Techniques (ww/brass/string/perc), additional Practicum, additional applied study in either area.

      • Business (12 credits total): Business 198, 204, 371, 379.

    • ElectivesSufficient to meet the minimum requirement including these studies: Economics 206; English 309.

F. Liberal Arts Emphasis 
Recommended for students who wish to obtain a broad education in Music.
  • Required Units (crs.): 48 minimum
  • Required Course s: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 306, 307.
    • One course from: Music 303, 304, 403, 404, 476, 477
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least four must be at the upper level.
  • Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

2. Music Education Major

Recommended for students who plan to teach music in public or private elementary and secondary schools.
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 145, 275, 276.
    • One course from: Music 303, 304, 403, 404, 405, 476, 477.
  • Other Requirements: All courses for licensure as established by the State Department of Public Instruction and the College of Education and Human Services are also required. Students must meet the Human Relations Code requirement. (See Required Core Courses for the College of Education and Human Services.) All Music Education Majors must pass a piano proficiency examination.
  • Comment: Students are required to select only one of the emphases specified in the following paragraphs. However, it is strongly recommended that all students complete the General Music emphasis with the option of an additional emphasis in either Choral or Instrumental Music. 

  • Students completing all undergraduate baccalaureate degree requirements of the Music Department and all College of Education and Human Services undergraduate degree requirements will receive the Bachelor of Music Education Degree.

    See paragraphs following for courses required in specific emphases.


A. General Music Emphasis 

Recommended for students who plan to teach music classes in the public and/or private elementary and/or secondary schools. Preparation is for those courses termed "general music".
  • Required Units (crs.): 61 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 179 or 180, 182 or 183, 184 or 185, 215, 216 or 218, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 306, 307,  384, 386, 387 or 388, 485.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of ten units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least four units (crs.) must be at the upper level.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement

B. Choral Emphasis

Recommended for students who plan to direct choirs in public or private secondary schools.
  • Required Units (crs.): 61 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 111 or 311, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 306, 307, 385, 388, 389, 485.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area (voice or piano), of which at least four units (crs.) must be at the upper level. Piano majors must have at least six units (crs.) of voice. Voice majors must have at least six units (crs.) of piano. Participation in a major choral ensemble is required each term.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement.

C. Instrumental Emphasis 

Recommended for students who plan to direct bands or orchestras in the public or private elementary and secondary schools.
  • Required Units (crs.): 61 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
    • Music: Music 182, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 301, 306, 307, 387, 399.
    • 3 units (crs.) from the following: Music 261, 263, 265, 267, 362, 363, 365.
  • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 units (crs.) in the student's primary applied area, of which at least four units (crs.) must be at the upper level. Three units (crs.) from secondary applied areas, above, are required of instrumental music education majors. Two of these units (crs.) must be from secondary applied areas outside the student's primary applied area. The related instrumental techniques course is a prerequisite to the study of a secondary instrument.
  • Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement
     

The Minor(s)

The Minor(s)

  1. Music (Non-Teaching) Minor

    Recommended for students who wish to pursue a Music minor in a non-teaching area.

    • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

    • Required Courses:

      • Music : Music 107, 108, 116, 173, 174

    • Other Requirements: Four semesters of one unit (cr.) each in the student's primary applied area. Six units (crs.) of Music elective courses and four units (crs.) of band, chorus or orchestra participation.

    • Electives: Additional courses beyond the Minimum Requirement may be taken from the Department's offerings.

  2. Music Industry Minor

    Recommended for students with an interest in the music business and recording industries who wish to pursue a Music minor without a performance requirement.

    • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

    • Required Courses:

      • Music: Music 102, 113, 114, 119, 120, 314

    • Other Requirements: Once course from the following:

      • Music: Music 215, 216, 218, 219, 221

    • Electives: Five units (crs) selected from any music offerings, including ensembles.

Course Offering(s)

Course Offering(s)

Music     9                                           0 (crs.)

Junior Recital

Required of the performance major. An elective course for any other student who qualifies. Prerequisite: Upper division status in applied music and consent of instructor. Majors only. Pass/Fail course.

 

 

Music    16                                           0 (crs.)

Convocation

Weekly meeting required for all music majors. Objectives are to develop an appreciation for and an awareness of the breadth of the field of music and to explore topics designed to enhance the core curriculum such as performance health and world music. Activities include lectures, workshops and performances. Pass/Fail Prerequisite: Majors only.

 

 

Music    19                                           0 (crs.)

Senior Recital

Required of all music majors. Prerequisite: Upper division status in applied music and consent of instructor. Pass/Fail course.

 

 

Music   100                                           1 (crs.)

Jazz Choir

An elective course open to all University students. Prerequisite:  Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   102                                           3 (crs.)

Theory of Music for the General Student (HU) (XC)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic materials which make up the art of musical sound. It is required for the Music Industry minor, but should not be taken by those earning a Music major, Music Education major, or Music minor.

 

 

Music   107                                           3 (crs.)

Music Theory I

A course for the music major and minor that introduces rudiments, species counterpoint and four-part writing.  Prerequisites:  Passing grade on theory placement test. Majors and minors only. Co-requisite:  Music 173.

 

 

Music   108                                           3 (crs.)

Music Theory II

Part-writing and analysis of diatonic materials, inversions, seventh chords, techniques of prolongation, basic forms. Prerequisite:  Music 107. Co-requisite:  Music 174.

 

 

Music   110                                           3 (crs.)

Music, Ethics and Community (XC) (HU)

This course explores the ethical issues related to listening, appreciating, sharing, practicing, teaching and thinking about music. How music is connected to identity and community will be researched. In this course, music is the instrument that is used to evaluate ethical theories and core beliefs while addressing concerns as they relate to self, community, culture, equality, personal values, the public good, civic traditions and personal expression.

 

 

Music   111                                           1 (crs.)

University Opera Theatre

A study of opera materials and methods of production, culminating in an actual production of scenes or an opera each term. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   113                                           2 (crs.)

Recording Studio Techniques I

The fundamentals of sound and the recording process with emphasis on basic acoustics and transducers used to convert acoustical energy into storable magnetic impulses. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   114                                           2 (crs.)

Recording Studio Techniques II

Emphasis placed on mixers, signal processing equipment, and sound monitoring, and including operational knowledge of studio gear. Prerequisite: Music 113 or consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   116                                           2 (crs.)

Intro to Music Literature

Units on: 1) materials of music; 2) listening and score reading; and 3) Western and non-western music literature.  Prerequisite:  Music 107.

 

 

Music   119                                           3 (crs.)

Financial Aspects of the Music Industry

An introductory course to the financial aspects of the music industry. Topics include: fundraising, manufacturing, retail, merchandising, pricing strategies, copyright, publishing, licensing, distribution and taxation. Prerequisite: No prerequisite, preference given to music major or minor, or Music-Industry minor.

 

 

Music   120                                           3 (crs.)

Managerial Aspects of the Music Industry

An introductory course examining the music industry from the differing perspectives of those involved. Topics include: touring, concert promotion, contracts, negotiation, arts administration, networking and publicity. Viewpoints include: musician, agent, manager, and producer. Prerequisite: No prerequisite, preference given to music major or minor, or Music-Industry minor.

 

 

Music   121                                           1 (crs.)

University Wind Ensemble

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term.  Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition. Students cannot earn credit in both an honors course and a non-honors course of the same title.

 

 

Music   122                                           1-4 (crs.)

Horn

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   123                                           1 (crs.)

Symphonic/Concert Band

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition.

 

Music   124                                           1-4 (crs.)

Trumpet

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   126                                           1-4 (crs.)

Trombone

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   127                                           0-1 (crs.)

Jazz Lab Band

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   128                                           1-4 (crs.)

Euphonium

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   129                                           1 (crs.)

Percussion Ensemble

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term.  Open to all University students.  Prerequisite:  Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   130                                           1-4 (crs.)

Tuba

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   131                                           1 (crs.)

University Choir

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term.  Open to all University students.  Prerequisite:  Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   136                                           1-4 (crs.)

Violin

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   137                                           1-4 (crs.)

Viola

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   138                                           1-4 (crs.)

Violoncello

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   139                                           1-4 (crs.)

Double Bass

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   140                                           1-4 (crs.)

Flute

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   141                                           1 (crs.)

University Symphony

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term.  Open to all University students. Prerequisite:  Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   142                                           1-4 (crs.)

Oboe

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   143                                           1-4 (crs.)

Bassoon

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   144                                           1-4 (crs.)

Clarinet

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   145                                           2 (crs.)

Intro Music Ed

An introductory course in Music Education for the following purposes: To introduce students coming into the music education program to some of the major facets of music education. To assist prospective music education teachers in career choices. To acquaint prospective music educators with the multi-faceted role of the arts in the school setting with implications for society at large.

 

 

Music   146                                           1-4 (crs.)

Saxophone

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   147                                           1 (crs.)

Class Piano I

Designed for music majors with limited or no keyboard background and will include exercises in reading, transposition, harmonization, playing by ear and improvisation, as well as keyboard theory, technique, ensemble and solo repertoire. Prerequisite: Placement by audition. Majors and minors only. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   148                                           1 (crs.)

Class Piano II

Builds upon the keyboard skills acquired in Music 147, continuing to develop comfort, fluency and functionality at the keyboard through intense exercises in reading, transposition, harmonization, playing by ear and improvisation, as well as keyboard theory, technique, ensemble, accompaniment and solo repertoire. Prerequisite: Music 147 or placement by audition. Majors and minors only. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   149                                           1 (crs.)

Functional Keyboard Skills for Pianists I

A functional keyboard skills course for music majors with piano as their primary applied instrument which focuses on the development of sight-reading, transposition, harmonization, score reading, keyboard harmony, playing by ear, improvisation and jazz chording. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Music   150                                           1 (crs.)

Functional Keyboard Skills for Pianists II

A functional keyboard skills course for music majors with piano as their primary applied instrument which builds upon the skills acquired in Music 149 focusing on the development of more advanced sight-reading, transposition, harmonization, score reading, keyboard harmony, playing by ear, improvisation and jazz chording. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Music   151                                           1 (crs.)

University Women's Chorus

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   161                                           1-2 (crs.)

Organ

Private lessons for the music major or minor. Covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   169                                           1-2 (crs.)

Harp

Private lessons for the music major or minor. Covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   170                                           1-4 (crs.)

Secondary Piano

A course to be used as an elective in the Bachelor of Music Education major depending on particular student needs. Prerequisite: Music 276 or consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   171                                           1-4 (crs.)

Piano

Private lessons for the music major or minor. Covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   173                                           1 (crs.)

Aural Skills I

A course for music majors and minors combining sight singing and ear training covering materials and reinforcing concepts drawn from Music 107.  Co-requisite:  Music 107.

 

 

Music   174                                           1 (crs.)

Aural Skills II

A course for music majors and minors combining sight singing and ear training covering materials and reinforcing concepts drawn from Music 108.  Prerequisites:  Music 107 and 173.  Co-requisite:  Music 108.

 

 

Music   179                                           1-2 (crs.)

Guitar

Private lessons for the music major or minor. Covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with the permission of the department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   180                                           1 (crs.)

Guitar Class

A basic course in beginning guitar techniques. Prerequisite: Majors and minors only. Others with department consent. Non-majors and non-minors are required to pay a special fee.

 

 

Music   181                                           1-4 (crs.)

Voice

Private lessons for music majors and minors. Prerequisite: Music 183 and qualifying audition. Non-majors and minors are required to pay a special fee.

 

 

Music   182                                           1 (crs.)

Voice Class I

A beginning course for the non-voice emphasis music major and the non-music major. This class is taught in a group setting and includes instruction in such basic vocal performance areas as: vocalization, rounds, two part songs and beginning solo literature.

 

 

Music   183                                           1 (crs.)

Applied Voice Class

A beginning course for the voice emphasis student with a music major or minor. This required class is taught in a group setting and includes instruction in solo vocal performance, vocal terminology and the study of the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for singers. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   184                                           1 (crs.)

Voice Class II

Same as Music 182 at a more advanced level of proficiency. This course is for the non-voice music major and the non-music major. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in Music 182.

 

 

Music   185                                           1 (crs.)

Applied Voice Diction

A beginning course for the voice emphasis student with a music major or minor. Class instruction includes an introduction to singing diction in Italian, German and French languages. To be taken concurrently with the first term of Music 181. Prerequisite: Music 183.

 

 

Music   191                                           1-4 (crs.)

Percussion Instruments

Private lessons for music majors or minors covering appropriate technique and literature for the undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor.

 

 

Music   204                                           3 (crs.)

Music Theory III

Emphasis on chromatic materials, including modulation, tonicization, modal mixture, altered pre-dominant harmonies. Prerequisite: Music 108.  Co-requisite: Music 273

 

 

Music   205                                           3 (crs.)

Survey of Music History I

Music in every genre from antiquity to the Classical Era. Prerequisite: Music 116.

 

 

Music   206                                           3 (crs.)

Music Theory IV

Advanced Chromatic materials, enharmonic respelling, post-tonal and serial theory and analysis.  Prerequisite:  Music 204.  Co-requisites:  Music 274.

 

 

Music   207                                           3 (crs.)

Survey Music History II

Music in every genre from the Classical Era to the present day. Prerequisite: Music 205.

 

 

Music   208                                           1 (crs.)

Chamber Music

A course for music majors and minors in performance of various types of small ensemble music. Open to all University students. Prerequisite:  Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   214                                           3 (crs.)

Recording Studio Procedures

A hands-on course in procedures in the recording studio, with experiences in recording, overdubbing and mixdown operations. Open only to Recording Technology majors. Prerequisite: Music 114. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   215                                           3 (crs.)

African-American Popular Music: Rock and Roll (ES) (XC) (HU)

This course will study African-American popular music as it develops into the music commonly known as rock and roll. The study begins with the remnants of African musical traits that survived slavery and traces them through blues, ragtime, jazz to jump blues and rhythm and blues. From that point in the late 1940s, the course will catalog the development of the various sub-styles: doo-wop, rockabilly, rhythm and blues crossover, girls' groups, Motown, Memphis, surf, British invasion, funk, jazz-rock, art-rock, disco, metal, new wave and punk. The discussion will focus on the musical traits of each, the relationship to African-American popular music and the societal effects on the music as well as the music's effect on society.

 

 

Music   216                                           3 (crs.)

The Evolution of Jazz (HU) (XC)

This course will study jazz music by tracing its lineage from its roots in slavery, work songs and civil-war-era spirituals to its evolution into what many regard as America's greatest art form. All eras of jazz will be discussed, including blues, Dixieland jazz, big band swing, bebop, hard bop, free jazz, fusion, smooth jazz and modern jazz. Students will be carefully studying recordings throughout the semester and will develop an ability to place the various styles of the jazz music into their important historical and cultural contexts, noting the societal effects on the music as well as the music's effect on the American society. The course is open to all university students.

 

 

Music   218                                           3 (crs.)

Survey of American Music (HU) (ES) (XC)

America's musical heritage is almost four hundred years old. Like the country itself, America's musical history is a story that may be told from many perspectives. The American musical tradition includes a multitude of styles: religious, secular, classical, popular, folk, patriotic, jazz, rock, etc. The aim of this course is to acquaint the student, via a general survey of this rich tradition, with an understanding of America's musical past and present. In pursuit of this goal, the many American musical traditions included in this survey will be viewed in their historical, geographical, cultural, sociological, economic, technological or religious contexts. Secondary goals of this course are to increase the student's musical awareness and listening skills, to develop and expand the student's understanding of the elements of music and to develop a working musical vocabulary. Open to all university students.

 

 

Music   219                                           3 (crs.)

Music and Culture: Optional Content (HU) (XC)

A study of the music of various historical and/or contemporary cultures. Topics may include music of western and/or non-western cultures, specific composers, genres, cultural topics or historical eras in western music. This course may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken twice with signature of department chair. Open to all University students.

 

 

Music   220                                           3 (crs.)

Marketing Music

This course focuses on attracting and building audiences by integrating the internet and social media into a marketing campaign while strengthening the brand and attracting new customers. Attracting concert audiences in the 21st century is harder than ever. Strategies useful to musical organizations in appealing to the 'on-demand' society will be explored. Prerequisite: No prerequisite, preference given to music major or minor or Music-Industry minor.

 

 

Music   221                                           3 (crs.)

Honors: Music and Culture (HU)

Presents a series of listening and viewing experiences that explore the elements of music and the history and evolution of musical styles. Musical diversity will be emphasized and current musical topics will be explored in depth through discussion and written essays.  Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors Program; prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175.

 

 

Music   233                                           1 (crs.)

Music Theatre

Participation in the musical aspects of the performance. This may take the form of either stage or pit participation.

 

 

Music   234                                           1 (crs.)

Music Theatre Participation

Participation in the musical aspects of the performance. This may take the form of either stage or pit participation.

 

 

Music   235                                           2 (crs.)

Entrepreneurship for Musicians (TC)

Understand the competitive job market after graduation and cultivate ways to creatively design a career. Areas of study include: creating a uniform brand identity for application materials, adapting skills to fit job postings, finding opportunities to continue growth after school, managing finances and generating income by creatively using your skills.

 

 

Music   243                                           3 (crs.)

Women in the Arts: Encounters (HU) (XC)

Women in the Arts: Encounters is a team-taught interdisciplinary course which provides an overview of the significant contributions of women in the arts, while offering a critical look at individual achievements and at societal attitudes and limitations which have impacted the nature and direction of women's artistic output. Students will gain hands-on experience through guided studio work in music, visual art and theater and the combination of these are forms via collaborative projects. Students may receive credit for only one of the cross-listed courses.

 

 

Music   247                                           1-2 (crs.)

Composition I

Individual study of the basic rudiments of music composition through the assignment of vocal and instrumental projects. Prerequisite: Music 206 or consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   248                                           1-2 (crs.)

Composition II

Individual study of the art of music composition. Assigned projects for instrumental and vocal solos or small ensembles. Introduction to the use of computer technology in the field of music composition. Prerequisite: Music 247 or consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   261                                           1 (crs.)

Applied Percussion Secondary

A course to be used as a requirement or an elective in the Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Instrumental majors, depending on particular student needs. Prerequisite: Majors only.

 

 

Music   263                                           1 (crs.)

Applied Woodwind Secondary

A course to be used as a requirement or an elective in the Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Instrumental majors, depending on particular student needs. Prerequisite: Majors only.

 

 

Music   265                                           1 (crs.)

Applied Brass Secondary

A course to be used as a requirement or an elective in the Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Instrumental majors, depending on particular student needs. Prerequisite: Majors only.

 

 

Music   267                                           1 (crs.)

Applied String Secondary

A course to be used as a requirement or an elective in the Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Instrumental majors, depending on particular student needs. Prerequisite: Majors only.

 

 

Music   273                                           1 (crs.)

Aural Skills III

Sight-singing and ear training covering materials and reinforcing concepts drawn from Music 204.  Prerequisites: Music 108 and 174.  Co-Requisites:  Music 204

 

 

Music   274                                           1 (crs.)

Aural Skills IV

Sight-singing and ear training covering materials and reinforcing concepts drawn from Music 206.  Prerequisites:  Music 204 and 273.  Co-requisites: Music 206

 

 

Music   275                                           1 (crs.)

Piano Skills for Music Educators I

First of two courses specifically designed to provide music education music majors with the functional keyboard skills necessary for effective utilization of the piano as a teaching tool in the classroom. Emphasis will be on the development of comfort and fluency at the piano in the form of exercises in harmonization, transposition, the establishment of a repertory of traditional songs, score reading, accompaniments, sight-reading, technical exercises and intermediate-level solo repertoire. Prerequisite: Music 148 or placement by audition. Music Education majors only. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   276                                           1 (crs.)

Piano Skills for Music Educators II

Continues to develop comfort and fluency at the piano in the form of exercises in harmonization, transposition, the establishment of a repertory of traditional songs, score reading, accompaniments, sight-reading, technical exercises and intermediate-level solo repertoire. Prerequisite: Music 275 or placement by audition. Music Education majors only. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   277                                           1 (crs.)

String Instrument Techniques

A practical study of string instruments for music majors including methods of teaching strings in class and private lessons. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   285                                           1 (crs.)

Woodwind Techniques

A practical study of woodwind instruments for music majors including methods of teaching woodwind in class or private lessons. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   286                                           1 (crs.)

Brass Techniques

A practical study of brass instruments for music majors including methods of teaching brass in class or private lessons. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   288                                           1 (crs.)

Percussion Techniques

A practical study of percussion instruments for music majors including methods of teaching percussion in class or private lessons. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   300                                           2 (crs.)

MIDI Studio Techniques

An overview of all aspects of the MIDI production studio: MIDI language and functions, instruments, sequencing, score production, editing, synchronizing and printing through hands-on experience. Prerequisite:  Recording major, Business/Recording major, or consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   301                                           2 (crs.)

Instrumental Music Methods

A methods course required for music education majors seeking instrumental licensure, to examine the development, administration, curricula and appropriate educational literature for instrumental music programs in the primary and secondary schools. Field projects are required. Prerequisites: Music 387, Music Education major and Admission to Professional Education Program, or consent. To be taken prior to or concurrent with the clinical field experience.

 

 

Music   303                                           2 (crs.)

History and Literature of the Art Song

Elective course for all vocal majors, but open to all majors in music. Required for Bachelor of Music Voice Performance majors. Prerequisite: Music 205 and 207. 303/503.

 

 

Music   304                                           2 (crs.)

History and Literature of Opera

Elective course for all vocal majors, but open to all majors in music. Required for Bachelor of Music Voice Performance majors. Prerequisite: Music 205 and 207. 304/504.

 

 

Music   305                                           2 (crs.)

Session and Mixdown Techniques

A laboratory course designed to give students supervised recording studio experience. All aspects of production previously studied on a topical basis will be combined into a usable methodology for the student engineer. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be competent with studio procedures and with his/her role as engineer, producer and musician. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   306                                           1-2 (crs.)

Form and Analysis

A study of the forms and analysis of the materials as found in music of the Traditional and Modern periods of music. Prerequisite: Music 206.

 

 

Music   307                                           2 (crs.)

Instrumentation

A study of range, facility and timbral quality of the instruments of the modern symphony orchestra and how they function in various combinations both within and beyond traditional orchestral settings. Prerequisite: Music 206 or consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   308                                           1 (crs.)

Chamber Music

A course for music majors and minors in performance of various types of small ensemble music. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition and junior standing.

 

Music 310                                              3 (crs.)

Marketing the Arts

Students study marketing in the context of the arts. Areas of study include: strategic marketing plan development, brand identity, value through pricing, websites, social media, blogging, search engine optimization, direct mail campaigns, ticket utilization and subscription packages. Prerequisite: no prerequisite, preference may be given to music major, music minor, or music-industry minor.

 

Music   311                                           1 (crs.)

University Opera Theatre

A study of opera materials and methods of production, culminating in an actual production of scenes or an opera each term. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition and junior standing. 311/611

 

 

Music   313                                           1-3 (crs.)

Topics in Music

Special topics in music to be researched and prepared in written reports or presented in performance. Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   314                                           3 (crs.)

Record Industry Operations

A study of the internal workings of a recording studio. Contracts, publishing, management, advertising and the roles of engineer and producer will be areas of concentration. Prerequisite: Music 214 or consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   319                                           3 (crs.)

Music Methods for Elementary Classroom Teachers

An interdisciplinary music methods course for Elementary Education majors. Prerequisite: Admission I

 

 

Music   321                                           1 (crs.)

University Wind Ensemble

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term.  Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition and junior standing. 321/621

 

 

Music   322                                           1-4 (crs.)

Horn

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 122 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   323                                           1 (crs.)

Symphonic/Concert Band

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition and junior standing.

 

 

Music   324                                           1-4 (crs.)

Trumpet

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 124 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   326                                           1-4 (crs.)

Trombone

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 126 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   327                                           0-1 (crs.)

Jazz Ensemble

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term.  Open to all University students.  Prerequisite: Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   328                                           1-4 (crs.)

Euphonium

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 128 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   329                                           1 (crs.)

Percussion Ensemble

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term.  Open to all University students.  Prerequisite:  Qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   330                                           1-4 (crs.)

Tuba

Private lessons for the music major or minor. Covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 130 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   331                                           1 (crs.)

University Choir

The ensemble gives a minimum of one concert performance each term.  Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition and junior standing. 331/631

 

 

Music   333                                           1 (crs.)

Chamber Choir

An ensemble for performance of chamber choral literature. Open to all University students.  Prerequisite: Qualifying audition. 333/633

 

 

Music   336                                           1-4 (crs.)

Violin

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 136 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   337                                           1-4 (crs.)

Viola

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 137 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   338                                           1-4 (crs.)

Violoncello

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 138 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   339                                           1-4 (crs.)

Double Bass

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 139 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   340                                           1-4 (crs.)

Flute

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 140 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   341                                           1 (crs.)

University Symphony

The group gives a minimum of one concert performance each term. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition and junior standing. 341/641

 

 

Music   342                                           1-4 (crs.)

Oboe

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 142 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   343                                           1-4 (crs.)

Bassoon

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 143 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   344                                           1-4 (crs.)

Clarinet

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 144 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   345                                           3 (crs.)

Jazz Theory and Improvisation

A course for music majors in the materials of jazz music. Prerequisite: Music 204 and Music 273. 345/545

 

 

Music   346                                           1-4 (crs.)

Saxophone

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 146 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   347                                           1-2 (crs.)

Composition III

Individual study of the art of music composition. Assigned projects for chamber instrumental and vocal ensembles. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music 248 and consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   348                                           1-2 (crs.)

Composition IV

Individual study of the art of music composition. Assigned projects for chamber instrumental and vocal ensembles. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Music 347 and consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   349                                           1 (crs.)

Early Music Ensemble

A small ensemble of Medieval and Renaissance instruments and voices performing music of these periods. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition 349/649

 

 

Music   351                                           1 (crs.)

University Women's Chorus

The group gives a minimum of one concert performance each term. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition and junior standing.

 

 

Music   355                                           1 (crs.)

Practicum I

Practical learning experiences in the music industry with on-the-job observation and participation.

 

 

Music   356                                           1 (crs.)

Practicum II

Same as Music 355, but in a different setting in a more varied experience. Prerequisite: Music 355 or consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   357                                           1 (crs.)

Practicum in Recording Technology I

An in-depth laboratory experience with techniques and equipment discussed in previous recording technology courses. Practical application of skills acquired in micing, tracking, overdubbing, mixing, use of signal processing equipment, analog and digital recording practices, editing, mastering, synchronization and video post production. This course is essentially topic driven, with each class meetings demonstrating an aspect of the recording process.  Prerequisite: Music 305 (can be repeated twice for additional credit). Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   358                                           1 (crs.)

Practicum in Recording Technology II

A continuation of Music 357 laboratory experience. Advanced topics in micing, tracking, overdubbing, mixing, use of signal processing equipment, analog and digital recording practices, editing, mastering, synchronization, and video post production. This is essentially topic driven with each class meeting time used to focus on an aspect of the recording process. Prerequisite: Music 305 (can be repeated twice for additional credit). Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Music   359                                           2 (crs.)

Audio for Video Techniques

A study of audio production for film and video. All aspects of the audio process will be covered; onset sound, time code and synchronization, Foley-pit techniques, dialog replacement, dialog replacement, DAW lock, MIDI studio lock, noise control/removal, mixing, and use of effects. Cross-listed: Music 359/RTF 359 Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: RTF students: Cumulative 2.5 GPA and RTF 120 & 260 or Communication 305;  Music students: Music 305. Special course fees may apply. (1+3)

 

 

Music   361                                           1-2 (crs.)

Organ

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 161 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   362                                           1-4 (crs.)

Applied String Secondary

A course to be used as a requirement or an elective in the Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Instrumental majors, depending on particular student needs. Prerequisite: Majors only.

 

 

Music   363                                           1-4 (crs.)

Applied Woodwind Secondary

A course to be used as a requirement or an elective in the Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Instrumental majors, depending on particular student needs. Prerequisite: Majors only.

 

 

Music   365                                           1-4 (crs.)

Applied Brass Secondary

A course to be used as a requirement or an elective in the Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Instrumental majors, depending on particular student needs. Prerequisite: Majors only.

 

 

Music   369                                           1-2 (crs.)

Harp

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 169 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   371                                           1-4 (crs.)

Piano

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 171 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   379                                           1-2 (crs.)

Guitar

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair and instructor. Prerequisite: Music 179 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   381                                           1-4 (crs.)

Voice

Private lessons for music majors and minors. Prerequisite: Music 181, qualifying audition and junior standing. Non-majors and minors are required to pay a special fee.

 

 

Music   384                                           3 (crs.)

Early Childhood and Elementary General Music Methods

A methods course required for music education majors seeking general music licensure, to examine learner characteristics, curricula and methodologies appropriate for early childhood through upper elementary grades. Field projects are required. Prerequisites: Music Education major and Admission to Professional Education Program, or instructor consent. To be taken prior to or concurrent with the clinical field experience.

 

 

Music   385                                           2 (crs.)

Choral Music Methods

A methods course required for music education majors seeking choral licensure, to examine development, administration, curricula, education choral literature, rehearsal planning and choral arranging for school choral music programs. Field projects are required. Prerequisites: Music Education major and Admission to Professional Education Program, or consent. To be taken prior to or concurrent with the clinical field experience.

 

 

Music   386                                           2 (crs.)

Secondary General and Non-Traditional Music Methods

A methods course required for music education majors seeking general music licensure, to examine learner characteristics, curricula, and methodologies appropriate for middle and high school level students, including classroom, exploratory and advanced music courses as well as non-traditional music experiences. Field projects are required. Prerequisites: Music Education major and Admission to Professional Education Program, or instructor consent. To be taken prior to or concurrent with the clinical field experience.

 

 

Music   387                                           2 (crs.)

Instrumental Conducting

Fundamental conducting techniques, including transposition and score reading, as well as experience in conducting an instrumental ensemble.  Prerequisite: Music major or minor and junior standing.

 

 

Music   388                                           2 (crs.)

Choral Conducting

Fundamental knowledge and skills of choral conducting, including score preparation and conducting of live performance in class. Prerequisite: Music major or minor and junior standing.

 

 

Music   389                                           2 (crs.)

Choral Techniques

Further study of choral conducting techniques including score study, rehearsal techniques and special areas such as: tone quality, intonation, blend, style, articulation and phrasing. Prerequisite: Music 387 or 388.

 

 

Music   391                                           1-4 (crs.)

Percussion Instruments

Private lessons for the music major or minor covering appropriate technique and literature for the advanced undergraduate performance level. Open to other University students with consent of department chair. Prerequisite: Music 191 and qualifying audition.

 

 

Music   399                                           2 (crs.)

Instrumental Ensemble Lab

Further study of instrumental conducting techniques. Small ensembles are utilized to develop such areas of score study, tone, blend, articulation, style, phrasing, and balance. Prerequisite: Music 387.

 

 

Music   400                                           2 (crs.)

Topics in Music Theory: (Optional Content)

Selected topics in music theory and analysis of western art music.  Prerequisites:  Music 206.

 

 

Music   403                                           2 (crs.)

History and Literature of Instrumental Chamber Music

A survey of instrumental chamber music from Joseph Haydn to George Crumb. Open only to music majors and minors. Prerequisite: Music 205 and 207. 403/603

 

 

Music   404                                           2 (crs.)

History and Literature of Symphonic Music

A survey of the symphony from the pre-Classical era to the present day.  Open only to music majors and minors. Prerequisite: Music 205 and 207. 404/604

 

 

Music   405                                           2-6 (crs.)

Topics in Music History

Studies in selected topics in style, genre, aesthetics and cultural contexts from the history of Western music.  Prerequisite: Music 207.

 

 

Music   409                                           2 (crs.)

Practical Scoring for Band

A study of methods in arranging music for the concert band. Prerequisite: Music 206. 409/609

 

 

Music   410                                           2 (crs.)

Electronic Music

The basic principles and techniques of electronic music along with their applications through creative experiences in the Electronic Music Studio. Prerequisite: Music 206. Special course fees may apply. 410/610

 

 

Music   414                                           1 (crs.)

Electronic Care and Repair

A course in the basic maintenance and repair of the recording equipment through practical "hands-on" experience. Students will complete electronic calibration of recording gear, complete basic soldering and wiring of studio interconnections, and develop an understanding of routine studio maintenance. Prerequisite: Music 305.

 

 

Music   415                                           1 (crs.)

Instrument Care and Repair

Care and repair of 1) string instruments, 2) wind instruments, 3) piano.  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for additional credit.  415/615

 

 

Music   416                                           2 (crs.)

Current Trends in Music Education

Presents the Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education. Deals with types of creativity appropriate for teaching music to children. This includes the Kodaly method. Prerequisite: Music Education major with Junior standing. 416/616

 

 

Music   417                                           2 (crs.)

Techniques for Jazz Arrangers

A course in arranging music for Jazz ensembles. Prerequisite: Music 307. 417/617

 

 

Music   418                                           2 (crs.)

Jazz Pedagogy and Conducting Lab

Fundamental knowledge and skills of Jazz ensemble conducting, including score preparation and rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: Music 345. 418/618

 

 

Music   444                                           4 (crs.)

Music Merchandising Internship I

Assignment to a business in the music industry for on-the-job training and experience for a period of 14 weeks. The type of assignment will be determined in conference with the coordinator of the Merchandising Program. Prerequisite: Completion of all music merchandising courses and music major requirements.

 

 

Music   445                                           4 (crs.)

Internship in Recording Technology

An onsite study at a professional audio recording facility. Designed as the culmination of the studies in Recording Technology, this course places the student in the workplace to experience firsthand the techniques and skills utilized in the audio recording profession. Prerequisites: Completion of all required courses in degree program.

 

 

Music   446                                           1-3 (crs.)

Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites and proper contract form requirements.

 

 

Music   447                                           1-2 (crs.)

Composition V

Advanced study of the art of music composition. Assigned projects in larger forms for vocal and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   448                                           1-2 (crs.)

Composition VI

Advanced study of the art of music composition. Assigned projects in larger forms for vocal and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   474                                           1-6 (crs.)

Honors Thesis

Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study Contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be 'Honors Thesis'. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: University Honors status and junior standing.  Maximum of six units (crs.).

 

 

Music   476                                           2 (crs.)

Piano Literature

A survey of piano literature required of all Bachelor of Music Piano majors, and an elective for all music majors. Prerequisite: Music 205 and 207.

 

 

Music   477                                           2 (crs.)

Piano Literature

A survey of piano literature required of all Bachelor of Music Piano majors, and an elective for all music majors. Prerequisite: Music 205 and 207.

 

 

Music   478                                           2 (crs.)

Piano Pedagogy I

Basic principles of pedagogy as applied to private and group lessons for beginning piano students. Required for Bachelor of Music Piano Performance majors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 

 

Music   479                                           2 (crs.)

Piano Pedagogy II

Teaching skills applied to more advanced students in keyboards. Prerequisite: Music 478.

 

 

Music   485                                           2 (crs.)

Vocal Pedagogy

Basic principles of vocal pedagogy for the voice emphasis student. Course includes a study of historical and contemporary concepts of vocal instruction; study of anatomy, structure and terminology of the vocal instrument; vocal health; and practical application of methodology within the context of private and classroom vocal instruction. Required for Bachelor of Music-Vocal Performance majors and Bachelor of Music Education-Choral majors. Prerequisite: Music 381 or consent of instructor. 485/685

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