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  • Music (MU) 1

    MUSIC (MU)MU-100Music FundamentalsLASC Categories: CAAn introduction to the rudiments of music theory, including pitch andrhythmic organization. Emphasis is placed on intervals, major and minorscales, reading and writing rhythm, and chord structures.Fall and Spring and every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

    MU-101Fundamentals of Music and Aural SkillsLASC Categories: CAAn introduction to reading and writing conventional music notation,the fundamentals of music theory, and basic aural skills. Emphasis willbe placed on intervals, scales, chords, rhythmic values, sight-singing,melodic dictation, and aural recognition of intervals and chords.Every year. 3 Credits

    MU-102Applied MusicPrerequisites: Audition requiredInstruments offered: Piano, voice, oboe, clarinet, flute, saxophone,trumpet, trombone, French horn, violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion,guitar. Instructors for other instruments may be arranged by specialrequest to the Music Department. Private instruction in an instrument orvoice, one hour per week. Student fee required. May be repeated. Offeredevery semester.Fall and Spring and every year. 1 Credit

    MU-104Class PianoLASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: MU-100 or MU-101Basic piano technique and pedagogy in a group setting of 12 or fewerFall and Spring and every year. 1 Credit

    MU-106Class GuitarAn introduction to playing the guitar, including technique, reading tabsand notation, and harmonization of melodies with chords. Solo literatureappropriate to the level will be studied. Students are required to providean instrument.Fall and Spring and every year. 1 Credit

    MU-115Music AppreciationLASC Categories: CAGeneral survey of masterpieces of major composers of various periods inhistory of music.Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

    MU-120Ear TrainingPrerequisites: MU-100 or MU-101An introductory course in the fundamentals of ear-training and sight-singing. Emphasis will be placed on the development of basic melodic,harmonic, and rhythmic aural skills through listening, dictation, andapplication of solfege.Every year. 3 Credits

    MU-125Jazz AppreciationLASC Categories: CA, TLCSurveys the history of jazz beginning with the earliest roots in theAmerican South to today.Every year. 3 Credits

    MU-140World MusicLASC Categories: CAAn introducation to music of various cultures and continents includingmusic of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and India.Spring only and every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

    MU-150OperaAnalysis of the masterworks of the standard operatic repertoire.Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

    MU-175Music in AmericaSurvey of music history and literature in America including gospelspirituals, jazz, popular and classical music.Other or on demand. 3 Credits

    MU-185Composition ILASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: MU-100 or MU-101An introduction to compositional methods and techniques. Studentsdevelop personal expression by creating musical works while exploringuse of melody, harmony, timbre, rhythm, texture, and tonality withinconventional musical forms.Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

    MU-190Piano ClassLASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: MU-100 or MU-101Basic piano proficiency. Class topics will include an introduction to thekeyboard, hand position, and music theory. Solo literature appropriate tothe level will be studied.1 Credit

    MU-193Special Topics in Music:First Year StudentsLASC Categories: FYSIntroductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-yearstudents. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.Every year. 3 Credits

    MU-195Class GuitarAn introduction to playing the guitar, including technique, reading tabsand notation, and harmonization of melodies with chords. solo literatureappropriate to the level will be studied. Students are required to providean instrument.Every year. 1 Credit

    MU-200Issues in MusicThis course deals with topics of special interest, in both seminars andstudio environments at an introductory level.3 Credits

    MU-202Applied MusicPrerequisites: Audition RequiredInstruments offered: Piano, voice, oboe, clarinet, flute, saxophone,trumpet, trombone, French horn, violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion,guitar. Instructors for other instruments may be arranged by specialrequest to the Music Department. Private instruction in an instrument orvoice, one hour per week. Student fee required. May be repeated. Offeredevery semester.Fall and Spring and other or on demand. 1 Credit

    MU-205Music Theory ILASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: MU-100 or 101.Analysis and application of harmonization techniques using diatonicchords. Further emphasis is placed on voice-leading, figured bass,melodic construction, and embellishing tones.Spring only and other or on demand. 3 Credits

  • 2 Music (MU)

    MU-208Music SoftwarePrerequisites: MU-100 or MU-101A survey of music software including Finale, Sibelius, Logic, GarageBandand other current applications. Students will explore the features of eachprogram relative to notation, composition, arranging, and recording.Every year. 3 Credits

    MU-210Music Theory IILASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: MU-205Analysis and application of harmonization techniques using diatonic andchromatic chords. Emphasis is placed on voice-leading, non-chord tones,secondary chords, and modulation.Other or on demand. 3 Credits

    MU-213Music Technology of MIDI Systems and Digital AudioPrerequisites: MU-100 or knowledge of notation and department consent.Offers study in MIDI/Digital Audio Systems and electronic musicsynthesis in a Macintosh environment. Prepares student interested inaudio engineering.Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

    MU-215Chorus and Music TheoryLASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: Audition RequiredMixed choral repertoire and performance, covering vocal problemsand techniques. Introduction to music theory, rhythms, intervals, basicchordal structures, harmonization. Participation in college chorusrequired.Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

    MU-220ChorusLASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: MU-215Mixed Chorus repertoire. May be repeated.Fall and Spring and every year. 1 Credit

    MU-222African DrummingLASC Categories: GP, CA, DACAn exploration of African music and drumming techniques from theculture of Ghana. Students will develop performance skills and present apublic performance during the course of the semester.Every year. 3 Credits

    MU-225BandLASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: Audition RequiredStudy and experience in repertoire and performance. May be repeated.Fall and Spring and every year. 0.5-1 Credits

    MU-226Band and Music TheoryLASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: Audition RequiredStudy and experience in music notation and style of instrumental music.Participation in college band required.Fall and Spring and other or on demand. 3 Credits

    MU-228Piano EnsembleLASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: MU-102 or MU-190A small ensemble for keyboard players who will learn, explore, andperform four- hand piano repertoire.Every year. 1 Credit

    MU-231Women in MusicLASC Categories: CA, TLCA survey of the role of women in music, particularly the great composersfrom Medieval to Contemporary times.3 Credits

    MU-234Music of the Baroque PeriodThe period of 1600-1750 with emphasis on Bach and Handel.Fall and Spring and other or on demand. 3 Credits

    MU-235Music of the Classical PeriodThe period 1750-1827; Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

    MU-237Music in the Elementary SchoolLASC Categories: CADiscover the benefits of using music to enrich general education frompreschool through high school. Develop your own musicianship throughlearning to use your singing voice, learning to play the recorder, learningto read notation and gaining an overview of western music history.Other or on demand. 3 Credits

    MU-240Music of the Romantic PeriodAn examination of Nineteenth Century music, beginning with Beethoven.[MU 140]Fall and Spring and every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

    MU-24520th Century MusicA comprehensive study and general listener's approach to contemporarymusic beginning with Impressionism.Spring only and every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

    MU-250Music of the Cinema:Spectacle, Splendor, And SpielbergLASC Categories: CA, TLCAn introduction to the role, impact, and importance of music in motionpictures from silent movies through contemporary film.Spring only. 3 Credits

    MU-255The Golden Era of Piano MusicLASC Categories: CAA survey of piano music beginning with Beethoven and continuingthrough the Romantic tradition to the early twentieth century.Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

    MU-260Symphonic MusicLASC Categories: CAA survey of symphonic music beginning with the Classical Period.Spring only and every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

    MU-265The ConcertoLASC Categories: CAThe concerto from the eighteenth to the twentieth century with emphasison the development of the piano concerto.Spring only and every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

    MU-270Music in Horror FilmsA survey of scores composed for horror films. Emphasis is placed onthe role of music in the genre and the composer's interpretation ofvarious components of screenplays, including narrative, characters, andemotional content.Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

  • Music (MU) 3

    MU-275Computers and MusicPrerequisites: MU-205An introduction to computer music technologies with emphasis on useof electronics and computers in music composition and performance,Further emphasis will be placed on basic acoustics, perception of sound,application of computer music in experimental genres, digital recording,mixing, fundamentals of sound synthesis and digital signal processing.Other or on demand and other or on demand. 3 Credits

    MU-280History of MusicA general survey of western art music covering the historical periodsof the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20thCentury.Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

    MU-281Music History ILASC Categories: CAA general historical survey of Western art music from the Medieval,Renaissance, and Baroque Periods.Every year. 3 Credits

    MU-282Music History IILASC Categories: CAA general survey of Western art music from the Classical and RomanticPeriods, and the Twentieth Century.Every year. 3 Credits

    MU-285Composition IIPrerequisites: MU-185 or MU-204, and MU-205.A continuation of Composition I. Students will explore methods of tonalcomposition Emphasis will be placed on melodic writing, harmonizationpractices, chord substitutions, use of figurations, texture, and timbrein tonal music. Experimentation with rhythmic and metric practicesincluding asymmetry, shifting accents, changing time signatures, andostinato.Fall and Spring and every year. 1 Credit

    MU-300ChoraleLASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: Audition RequiredStudy and performance of a cappella choral literature from the MiddleAges to contemporary times. May be repeated.Every year. 1 Credit

    MU-302Applied MusicPrerequisites: Audition RequiredInstruments offered: Piano, voice, oboe, clarinet, flute, saxophone,trumpet, trombone, French horn, violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion,guitar. Instructors for other instruments may be arranged by specialrequest to the Music Department. Private instruction in an instrument orvoice, one hour per week. Student fee required. May be repeated. Offeredevery semester.Fall only and every year. 1 Credit

    MU-305Music Theory IILASC Categories: CAPrerequisites: MU-205Harmonization of melodies using primary and secondary chords,harmonic analysis of tonal music from the Common Practice Period,including diatonic and chromatic chords, secondary dominants,modulation, and aural skills. An introduction to formal schemes in musicincluding phrase structure, binary and ternary and form, sonata form, andspecies counterpoint.Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

    MU-310The American Musical in PerformanceStudy, rehearsal and performance of a great American musical. Music,acting and dance will all be skills which are developed.Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

    MU-321Small EnsembleLASC Categories: CAThe performance of musical works by a small ensemble. By permission ofinstructor or audition.Fall and Spring and every year. 0.5-1 Credits

    MU-375Sound SynthesisPrerequisites: MU-275A continuation of MU 275 Computers and Music. Focus on application ofsound in composition acoustics and additive synthesis, modulation andwaveshaping, signal flow, processing, digital filtering, reverberation, andsample processing.Other or on demand and other or on demand. 3 Credits

    MU-380Form and AnalysisPrerequisites: MU-210An introduction to and analysis of the formal structures of music.Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

    MU-385Composition IIIPrerequisites: MU-285 and MU-305.An exploration of compositional practices presented during CompositionII. Students will compose absolute music in the style of the CommonPractice Period as well as work with superimposed chords, shiftingtonality, pandiatonicism, large-scale forms, polyrhythms, and polymeter,This course introduces to composing tonal music for non-musical genresincluding media, video games, incidental music for theater and film.Fall and Spring and every year. 1 Credit

    MU-400Independent Study in MusicPrerequisites: Consent of InstructorAn opportunity for further study in a special field of interest under facultysupervision.Fall and Spring and every year. 1-6 Credits

    MU-402Applied MusicPrerequisites: Audition RequiredInstruments offered: Piano, voice, oboe, clarinet, flute, saxophone,trumpet, trombone, French horn, violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion,guitar. Instructors for other instruments may be arranged by specialrequest to the Music Department. Private instruction in an instrument orvoice, one hour per week. Student fee required. May be repeated. Offeredevery semester.Fall and Spring. 1 Credit

    MU-408Directed Study: MusicDirected study offers students, who because of unusual circumstancesmay be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunityto complete an existing course with an established syllabus under thedirection and with agreement from a faculty member.3 Credits

    MU-410Special Topics in MusicThis course will allow members of the music faculty to develop coursesof special interest. This would include seminars on specific composers orcompositions, in both classroom and applied studio enviorments.3 Credits

  • 4 Music (MU)

    MU-485Composition IVPrerequisites: MU-385Compositional techniques of the 20th-century including modality,parallelism, atonality, serialism, electronic music, aleatory, musicconcrete, and sound synthesis.Other or on demand. 1 Credit

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