311 Musics of the World (3)
An introduction to the folk and ethnic music of various world cultures. Consideration of how musical styles relate to social, cultural and aesthetic practices and attitudes. Spring semester. May be registered as Anthropology 311 or Humanities 311. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses.
315, 316 History of Music (3, 3)
A general survey of the history of music in western civilization. 315 fall/316 spring semester. Prerequisite: Music 106 or 108.
317 Survey of Jazz (3)
A introductory survey course in jazz from its ethnic origins, through its chronological development, to its current styles. Emphasis placed on the relationship of the music to the individuals who create this form of human expression. Every semester. Prerequisite: English 122
320 African American Music: An Introduction (3)
An overview of vocal and instrumental genres rooted in the African American experience, spotlighting African American contributions from slavery to the present. Prerequisite: English 122
321 Elementary School Music Methods, Materials, and Observation (3)
A study of music teaching-learning methods and strategies. Basic concepts of musical organization, musical skills, and literature for the classroom. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Piano Proficiency Exam
322 Music Education in Early Childhood (3)
Methods and materials designed to involve the infant and young child in musical experiences as an outgrowth of play. Developmental paths to music making and learning explored through informal and formal settings. Activities including music and movement, rhythmic speech, song, imitation and improvisation, music-drama, and music pictures. On demand.
325 Band Organization and Management (2)
The techniques used in the organization, administration, and preparation of school bands. The selection, care, and repair of materials, instruments, and other equipment. Fall semester.
328 Instrumental Conducting (2)
First semester: includes techniques of the baton; basic score reading; fundamentals of conducting. Second semester: includes style, nuances, musical interpretations, advanced score reading, and actual band conducting. Spring semester. Prerequisites Music 303.
330, 331 Survey of Piano Repertoire (2,2)
This course consists of a basic survey of the piano repertoire written by major composers from different stylistic periods. Prerequisites: Music 208.
332 Piano Pedagogy (2)
Piano methods and materials. For advanced students planning to teach piano. Fall semester alternate years.
333 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
A comparative study of the major concepts in current vocal training for soloist, choral group, and voice class; analysis of corrective procedure for vocal problems; elementary study of vocal anatomy, vocal acoustics, and the psychology of singing. Spring semester.
334 Choral Arranging (2)
The study of the methods, materials, techniques of arranging and adapting choral music for elementary, secondary, and adult voices with attention to vocal ranges, score arrangement, developmental and psychological considerations, and musical style. Prerequisite: Music 207, 208.
336 Choral Methods (2)
A study of techniques used in the recruiting, training and administration of secondary school choral ensembles. Special emphasis on choosing literature appropriate for musical growth and vocal development in young singers. Prerequisite: Music 303.
351r Keyboard Instruction (1-4)
Every semester. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of 251r and successful audition for the semester jury.
353r String Instruction (1-4)
Every semester. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of 253r and successful audition for the semester jury.
355r Voice Instruction (1-4)
Every semester. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of 255r and successful audition for the semester jury.
357r Woodwind Instruction (1-4)
Every semester. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of 257r and successful audition for the semester jury.
359r Brass Instruction (1-4)
Every semester. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of 259r and successful audition for the semester jury.
361r Percussion Instruction (1-4)
Every semester. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of 261r and successful audition for the semester jury.
370r Electronic Music (2)
An introduction to and continuing experience with the aesthetics, analysis, and composition of electronic music. Tape recorder terminology ; tape manipulation techniques; synthesizer technique; electronics; acoustics; composition and analysis. For music majors. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Music 132, 208, or approval of instructor.
397 Music, the Arts, and Ideas (3)
A comparison of musics and musical values in Africa, Indonesia, India, Europe, and among various indigenous peoples; an exploration of the role of art in various societies and other aesthetic issues relating to the arts. Essay exams, papers. May be registered as Humanities 397. Credit not allowed in both Music 397 and Humanities 397.
400r Seminar (0)
401r Composition II (1-4)
Advanced composition study. Every semester. Prerequisites: Music 305, 307.
404 Liturgics and Service Structure (2)
History, content, theology of worship; similarities in Jewish and Christian worship and liturgy; application of liturgical principles to various types of worship service; service playing. On demand. Open to music majors; others by approval.
405 Ministry of Music (2)
Philosophy of music in the church; the role of music in worship; the organization of a church music program; staff relations. On demand. Open to music majors; others by approval.
406 Hymnology (2)
Historical development of the Christian hymn; criteria for use of hymns and hymn tunes; the composition of hymns. On demand. Open to music majors; others by approval.
407, 408 Advanced Analysis (2,2)
Compositional, analytic techniques, and formal procedures, with emphasis on the 20th century. 407 fall/408 spring semester alternate years. Prerequisite: Music 208 or approval of instructor. Music 407 is prerequisite to 408.
409, 410 Musical Styles (2,2)
Literature of the various periods of music history, including characteristic features of musical style. 409 fall/410 spring alternate years. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.
411 Music Before 1600 (3)
A study of works, both monodic and polyphonic, characteristic of European music before 1600. On demand. Prerequisite: Music 208 or approval of instructor.
412 Music from 1600 to 1750 (3)
A study of works characteristic of the period and illustrative of musical trends in the era. On demand. Prerequisite: Music 208 or approval of instructor.