Music

Information

Information

Alison Shaw, Chairperson

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

CODE 73 or MUSIC

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Faculty

Faculty

Atwell
Liske
Barnum
Martin
Chmura-Moore
Mayrose
Chybowski
Otto
Decker
Pereksta
Edwards
Robinson
Hersey
Shaw
Ihde
Kalman
Krueger
 

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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

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Summary of Fields of Study

Summary of Fields of Study

  1. Goal(s)

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

  • 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.

  • The Minor(s)

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

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    Admission/Graduation Requirements

    Admission/Graduation Requirements

    • Students wishing to pursue the Music major, the Music Education major, or the Music minor must successfully complete an entrance audition including, 1) an audition in the student’s primary instrument or voice and, 2) a music theory diagnostic exam.  An audition is not required for the Music Industry minor.
    • Students pursuing the Music major within the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science degrees must meet all degree requirements and earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses required for the major to be eligible for graduation.  Students pursuing the Music minor or Music Industry minor must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses required for the minor.
    • Students must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all core courses and in all applied music courses (including voice classes), before progressing to the next course in any sequence.
    • If a student earns less than a grade of 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.
    • The Music Department does not allow any grade replacement repeats for the following music ensemble courses:  Music 100, 111, 112, 121, 123, 127, 129, 131, 133, 141, 151, 208, 233, 234, 308, 311, 312, 321, 323, 327, 329, 331, 333, 341, 349, 351.

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    Required Core Courses

    Required Core Courses

    • Music
      • Music 016 Convocation 0 cr. (eight semesters)
      • Music 019 Senior Recital 0 crs.
      • Music 107 Music Theory I 3 crs.
      • Music 108 Music Theory II 3 crs.
      • Music 116 Introduction to Global Musics 2 crs.
      • 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 crs.
      • Music 205 Survey of Music History I 3 crs.
      • Music 206 Music Theory IV 3 crs.
      • Music 207 Survey of Music History II 3 crs.
      • Music 273 Aural Skills III 1 cr.
      • Music 274 Aural Skills IV 1 cr.
      • Large ensemble 8 crs. *

    *8 semesters of large ensemble in the student’s major area (vocal: choir; instrumental: band or orchestra; keyboard or guitar: choir, band, or orchestra) chosen from the following courses: Music 112, 121, 123, 131, 133, 141, 151, 312, 321, 323, 331, 333, 341, 351. Music majors may apply a maximum of 8 crs. of large ensemble toward the 120 crs. required for graduation.  Non-music majors (including Music minors) may apply a maximum of 4 crs. toward the 120 crs. required for graduation. 

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

    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 emphasis are eligible to earn the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees. Students completing the Composition emphasis are eligible to earn the Bachelor of Arts 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 within a liberal arts framework.

    • Required Credits: 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 credits Primary applied music, of these, 4 credits must be at the upper level.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

     

    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. At the end of the first year of applied study, a separate audition is required for admission to candidacy in the Music major with an Instrumental Performance Emphasis.

    • Required Credits: 82 minimum
    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
      • Music: Music 009, 306, 307, 387.
      • 4 credits from: Music 403, 404, 405.
      • 4 credits from: Music 208, 308.
      • 4 credits from: Music 261, 263, 265, 267
      • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 12 credits must be at the upper level.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

     

    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. At the end of the first year of applied study, a separate audition is required for admission to candidacy in the Music major with a Piano Performance Emphasis.

    • Required Credits: 82 minimum
    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
      • MusicMusic 009, 306, 307, 387 or 388, 476, 477, 478.
      • 4 credits from: Music 303, 403, 404, 405.
      • 4 credits from: Music 208 and 308.
    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 credits in applied piano of which at least 12 credits must be at the upper level.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

     

    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. At the end of the first year of applied study, a separate audition is required for admission to candidacy in the Music major with a Voice Performance Emphasis.

    • Required Credits: 82 minimum
    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
      • Music: Music 009, 306, 307, 388, 485.
      • 4 credits from: Music 303, 304, 405.
      • 4 credits from: Music 111, 311.
    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 28 credits in applied voice, of which at least 12 credits must be at the upper level.
    • At least two semesters of French and/or German Language.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

     

    E. Music Industry Emphasis 
    Recommended for students who plan a career in the various areas of the music industry.

     

    1) Music Business Option

    • Required Credits: 86 minimum
    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
      • Business: Business 198, 206, 207, 341 or 351 or 361.
      • One course from the following: 
        • Business 371
        • Marketing 372, 376
      • Music: Music 119, 120, 306 or 307, 310, 314, 355, 356, 415, 444.
    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level.
    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses or Economics 106, 204, 206.

    Completion of the Business minor will substitute for all required business courses above.

     

    2) Recording Technology Option

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

    • Required Credits: 78 minimum
    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
      • Business: Business 198, 206, 207, 341 or 351 or 361.
      • One course from the following: 
        • Business 371
        • Marketing 372, 376
      • Music: Music 113, 114, 214, 300, 305, 306 or 307, 314, 357, 358, 359, 414, 445.
    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level.
    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses or Economics 106, 204, 206.

    Completion of the Business minor will substitute for all required business courses above.

     

    3) Music Business and Recording Technology Option

    • Required Credits: 76 minimum
    • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:
      • Business: Business 198, 206, 207, 371.
      • Marketing: Marketing 372.
      • Music:   Music 113, 114, 119, 120, 214, 300, 305, 306 or 307, 314, 355, 357, 414 or 415, 444 or 445.
    • Applied credits:  A minimum of 10 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level.
    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses or Economics 106, 204, 206.

     

    F. Liberal Arts Emphasis 
    Recommended for students who wish to obtain a broad education in Music.

    • Required Credits: 48 minimum
    • Required Course: In addition to the Core Courses:
      • Music: Music 306, 307.
      • 2 credits from: Music 303, 304, 403, 404, 405, 476, 477
    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least four credits must be at the upper level.
    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement of the emphasis.  Electives must be Music courses.

    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:
    1. Voice Option
    2. Keyboard Option
    3. Instrumental Option
      • Music: Music 179 or 180, 182 or 183, 184 or 185, 215 or 216 or 218, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 306, 307,  384, 386, 387 or 388.
    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 10 credits units in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits 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:
    1. Voice
    2. Keyboard
      • Music: Music 111 or 311, 275, 276, 277, 285, 286, 288, 306, 307, 385, 388, 389, 485.
    • Other Requirements: A minimum of 12 credits in the student's primary applied area (voice or keyboard), of which at least 4 credits units must be at the upper level. Students with the Piano Emphasis must have at least six credits of voice. Students with the Vocal Performance Emphasis must have at least 6 credits 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 credits in the student's primary applied area, of which at least 4 credits must be at the upper level. Two of these credits must be from secondary applied areas outside the student's primary applied area.
      Note: The related instrumental techniques course is a prerequisite to the study of a secondary instrument.
    • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement.

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    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.

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    Course Offering(s)

    Course Offering(s)

    Music      9

    0 (crs.)

    Junior Recital

    Required for students pursuing the Music major with an emphasis in Instrumental Performance, Piano Performance, or Vocal Performance. Prerequisite: Upper division status in applied music and consent of instructor. Co-requisite: Upper level applied study in major applied area. 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 for students pursuing the Music major or Music Education major. Prerequisite: Upper division status in applied music and consent of instructor. Co-requisite: Upper level applied study in major applied area. Pass/Fail course.

     

     

    Music    100

    1 (crs.)

    Choir Laboratory

    An auditioned chamber vocal ensemble that is intended to give students a practical understanding of and performance experience in one or more specific choral performance genres as determined by the instructor (e.g. vocal jazz, renaissance, medieval, music theater, popular and new music). 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    106

    1 (crs.)

    Music Theory Rudiments

    A course for music majors and minors who begin the music program with limited background in music theory. This course covers music theory fundamentals and is intended to reinforce and facilitate the acquisition of skills and concepts presented in Music 107: Music Theory 1. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Co-requisite: Music 107

     

     

    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. Prerequisites: Music 107 and Music 173 each with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: 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    112

    1 (crs.)

    Titan Men's Choir

    A vocal ensemble for performance of male choral literature. Open to all University students. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition.

     

     

    Music    113

    2 (crs.)

    Recording Studio Techniques I

    An introduction to the music industry, the fundamentals of sound, the professional recording studio, and audio engineering. Emphasized topics include music industry careers, understanding of hearing, sound and acoustics, microphone design and placement, audio processing, basic mixing techniques, and signal flow. Prerequisite: Music Major with Music Industry Emphasis or Music Industry Minor, or instructor consent.

     

     

    Music    114

    2 (crs.)

    Recording Studio Techniques II

    This course will prepare students for independent work in the recording studio by covering workflow and advanced techniques related to mixing and working with digital audio interfaces. Emphasis is placed on audio mixing techniques, signal flow, sound processing, and mastering. Prerequisite: Music 113 or consent of instructor.

     

     

    Music    116

    2 (crs.)

    Introduction to Global Musics

    Students learn terminology for elements of musical sound, practice close listening strategies, gain knowledge of diverse musical styles and genres, consider culturally specific definitions and meanings of global musical practices. Prerequisite:  Music 107.

     

     

    Music    119

    3 (crs.)

    Career Skills for the Music and Arts Industries

    Students will develop necessary career skills for the music and arts industries that include resume and biography writing, interviewing, networking, and building a media/web presence. Throughout the course students will develop their brand identity and will practice applying and interviewing for employment in the music and arts industries. Prerequisite: No prerequisite, preference given to music major or minor, or Music-Industry minor.

     

     

    Music    120

    3 (crs.)

    Introduction to Music Business in Arts Administration

    Students will explore the many aspects of creating and managing an arts organization. Topics include: business models, management, operations, marketing, development, finance, and entrepreneurialism. This course provides students with an introduction to the field and the administrative roles within the music and arts industries. Prerequisite: Music 119 or instructor consent.

     

     

    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    133

    1 (crs.)

    Chamber Choir

    An ensemble for performance of chamber choral literature. 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 with the addition of the introduction to organ and harpsichord. 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 each with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: Music 108.

     

     

    Music    179

    1 - 4 (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 and Music 174 each with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: Music 273.

     

     

    Music    205

    3 (crs.)

    Survey of Music History I

    Music in every genre from antiquity to the Classical Era. Prerequisite: Music 116 with a grade of C or better.

     

     

    Music    206

    3 (crs.)

    Music Theory IV

    Advanced Chromatic materials, enharmonic respelling, post-tonal and serial theory and analysis. Prerequisites: Music 204 with a grade of C or better and 273 with a grade of C or better.

     

     

    Music    207

    3 (crs.)

    Survey Music History II

    Music in every genre from the Classical Era to the present day. Prerequisite: Music 205 with a grade of C or better.

     

     

    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    221

    3 (crs.)

    Honors: Music and Culture (HU)(XC)

    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 - 1.5 (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. Art243/Women's and Gender Studies 243/Music 243/Theatre 243. 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    259

    1 (crs.)

    Applied Voice Secondary

    Individual voice lessons for students whose primary applied instrument is not voice. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Instructor Consent.

     

     

    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 each with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: 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 each with a grade of C or better. 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    290

    1 (crs.)

    Ear Training for Audio Engineers

    Enhance aural skills for audio engineers by developing an understanding of sound from an audio engineering perspective. Areas of focus include understanding frequency, dynamic level changes, acoustic properties of physical space, and effects processing. Prerequisites: Music 114 or instructor consent.

     

     

    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.)

    Group Studio Recording Sessions

    A studio-based laboratory course designed to give students supervised recording studio experience. All aspects of production will be combined into a usable methodology for the student engineer. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be prepared for advanced-level independent work in the studio. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite: Music 214.

     

     

    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 with a grade of C.

     

     

    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 with a grade of C or better 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. There is no prerequisite, but 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.

     

     

    Music    312

    1 (crs.)

    Titan Men's Choir

    A vocal ensemble for performance of male choral literature. Prerequisite: Qualifying audition and junior standing.

     

     

    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.)

    Music Industry Operations

    A study of the internal workings of the music industry. Topics include the current and future climate of the industry, contracts, budgeting, copyright, producing, publishing, marketing, performing rights organizations, retail, and industry networking.

     

     

    Music    319

    3 (crs.)

    Music Methods for Elementary Classroom Teachers

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

     

     

    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.

     

     

    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.

     

     

    Music    333

    1 (crs.)

    Chamber Choir

    An ensemble for performance of chamber choral literature. Open to all University students.  Prerequisite: Qualifying audition and junior standing.

     

     

    Music    335

    2 (crs.)

    Advanced Entrepreneurship for Musicians (TC)

    This course will focus on innovation as the basis for entrepreneurship. Areas of study include: protecting intellectual property, generating capital for entrepreneurial endeavors, creating an audience for ideas, running a small business, franchising a business, and using the internet to reach an audience. Students will apply the process of entrepreneurships they study it. Prerequisite: Music 235.

     

     

    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.

     

     

    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.

     

     

    Music    350

    3 (crs.)

    Arts Administration (TC)

    This course covers structures of arts organizations, differences between for-profit businesses and nonprofit arts organizations, obtaining tax-exempt status, creating a fulfilling vision statement and mission statement; strategic planning to retain artist integrity, fundraising; arts education programming, human resource considerations, and decreasing the divide between management and artist. Students will learn how arts organizations operate while applying their new knowledge through in-class activities.

     

     

    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    360

    2 (crs.)

    Live Sound Production

    This course covers a broad range of live music and sound reinforcement scenarios building upon audio production fundamentals. Topics of focus include live mixing, speakers and amplifiers, wireless systems, and room acoustics, as well as the fundamentals of working as an audio/visual technician. Prerequisite: Music 114 or instructor consent.

     

     

    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 - 4 (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 with a grade of C or better.

     

     

    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.)

    Internship in Music Business

    Internship in Music Business is temporary employment at a musical or arts organization that provides hands-on training for students. Students will complete 320 internship hours at a music or arts organization that best fits their career needs and interests. Prerequisite: Upper division status in applied music and consent of instructor.

     

     

    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: The Honors College and junior standing.  Maximum of 6 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

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