MUS 1060 Wind Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of wind literature of various periods and styles. May be repeated for credit. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 1061 Wind Orchestra
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of wind literature of various periods and styles by a select group of students from the College and non-student residents of the community. Regular concerts are held on/off-campus. Advance audition and evening rehearsals are required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 1062 Concert Band
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of band repertoire representing various periods and styles. Open to music majors and non-majors. Audition required. Prior playing experience and music reading ability required. May be repeated for credit. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 1063 Marching Band
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Repertoire, performance, and technique for enhancing school spirit and university athletic activities. Open to all university students who can perform at required level on an appropriate instrument/visual equipment. Audition required. 1-3 credit hours.

MUS 1070 Orchestra
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of orchestral literature of various periods and styles. May be repeated for credit. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 1080 Choral Ensemble: Men’s Chorus
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

Study, rehearsal and concert performance of men’s choral literature of various periods and styles. Counts only in the Bachelors program. (May be repeated for credit) This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 1080A Choral Ensemble: University Singers
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of choral literature of various periods and styles. May be repeated for credit. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 1080B Choral Ensemble: Vocal Jazz
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study and performance of vocal jazz ensemble repertoire.

MUS 1081 Choral Union
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

The Choral Union is open to all GSU students who want to sing in a choir. No audition is required. The Choral Union sings a wide variety of music and typically performs two concerts per semester. Counts only in the Bachelors program. (May be repeated for credit.).

MUS 1082 Women’s Chorus
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

Study, rehearsal, and performance of repertoire for women’s chorus. Open to music majors and non-majors. Counts only in the Bachelors program. (May be repeated for credit.) This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 1083 Master Singers
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

The Georgia State University Master Singers is an auditioned choral ensemble that sings repertoire of all styles and periods. Counts only in the Bachelors program. (May be repeated for credit.).

MUS 1090 Jazz Band
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Audition and consent of instructor
Description

Study, rehearsal, and concert performance of jazz literature of various periods and styles. May be repeated for credit. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One
Credit Hours 0
Description

Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two
Credit Hours 0
Prerequisites MUS 1101 Completion of prior course sequence
Description

Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three
Credit Hours 0
Prerequisites MUS 1102 Completion of prior course sequence
Description

Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four
Credit Hours 0
Prerequisites MUS 1103 Completion of prior course sequence
Description

Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1105 Concert Attendance Five
Credit Hours 0
Prerequisites MUS 1104 Completion of prior course sequence
Description

Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1106 Concert Attendance Six
Credit Hours 0
Prerequisites Completion of prior course sequence
Description

Prerequiste: MUS 1105.
Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1430 Fundamentals of Music
Credit Hours 2
Description

Not acceptable for credit for Bachelor of Music candidates.
Includes staff notation, the piano keyboard, rhythm and meter, scales and modes, intervals and triads. Designed for students who read music. This course may be taken in preparation for Theory sequence by prospective majors needing preparatory strengthening in these areas and by non-majors starting applied music study.

MUS 1440 Theory I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 1430 with grade of C or higher, or a score of 70 percent on the School of Music Fundamentals Examination
Corequisites MUS 1540 or MUS 1550
Description

Beginning study of the materials and structure of music including diatonic harmony, counterpoint, and form analysis. Basic to all subsequent music-theory courses.

MUS 1450 Theory II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Score of 90 percent or higher on the School of Music Fundamentals Examination
Corequisites MUS 1540, MUS 1550, or MUS 2540
Description

Continuing study of the materials and structure of music, including diatonic harmony, counterpoint, and form analysis.

MUS 1540 Aural Skills I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites theory placement examination
Corequisites MUS 1440
Description

Beginning study of sight singing, keyboard harmony and ear training, including melodic and rhythmic transcriptions and error detection within a diatonic framework.

MUS 1550 Aural skills II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1540 with grade of C or higher
Corequisites MUS 1440, MUS 1450, or MUS 2440
Description

Study of sight singing, keyboard harmony, and ear training, including melodic and rhythmic transcription and error detection.

MUS 1652 Perimeter College Chorus
Credit Hours 1.0
Description
MUS 1654 Perimeter College Wind Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Description
MUS 1656 DeKalb Symphony Orchestra
Credit Hours 1.0
Description
MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

A unified approach to elementary piano instruction stressing the following skills: reading, harmonizing, chord patterns, transposing, and improvising. Includes work with solo and ensemble literature as well as technical patterns.

MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1710 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Continuation of skills, literature, and technique introduced in MUS 1710 at a more advanced level.

MUS 1730 Group Instruction in Voice I
Credit Hours 2
Description

Fundamentals of vocal production. Development of technique through group and solo singing.

MUS 1740 Group Instruction in Voice II
Credit Hours 2
Description

Development of singing skills through appropriate level of repertoire and individual and group learning strategies. May be taken prior to or following MUS 1730.

MUS 1750 Group Instruction in Guitar I
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Beginning instruction of skills necessary to play the guitar.

MUS 1754 Perimeter College Jazz Lab Band
Credit Hours 1.0
Description
MUS 1756 Perimeter College Jazz Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Description
MUS 1758 Perimeter College Chamber Ensembles
Credit Hours 1.0
Description
MUS 1760 Group Instruction in Guitar II
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites MUS 1750 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

A continuation of guitar methods and instruction.

MUS 2010 The Music Business for Jazz Musicians
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Seminar to acquaint jazz musicians with employment in music performance. Professionals will address students on subjects including the club date business, building a private teaching studio, and the creation of a demo tape.

MUS 2300 Art and Music for Early Childhood
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Not for art or music majors.
Art and music content and teaching methods with an emphasis on integration into general classroom settings.

MUS 2440 Theory III
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 1450 with grade of C or higher
Corequisites MUS 1550, MUS 2540, or MUS 2550
Description

Continuation of common-practice chromatic harmony; study of post-common practice chromaticism including linear chords and remote modulation. Introduction to three-part counter-point and fugue.

MUS 2450 Theory IV
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2440 with grade of C or higher
Corequisites MUS 2540 or MUS 2550
Description

Analysis of music of the twentieth century to and beyond World War II. Concludes with a summary formal review of music of various style periods including study of concerto.

MUS 2490 Basic Conducting
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites MUS 1450 and MUS 1550 with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Introduction to beat patterns, baton technique, score reading, and rehearsal techniques.

MUS 2540 Aural Skills III
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1550 with grade of C or higher
Corequisites MUS 1450, MUS 2440, or MUS 2450
Description

Continuation of the two-year aural skills sequence. Introduction to chromatic materials and increasingly complex rhythms and meters.

MUS 2550 Aural Skills IV
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Corequisites MUS 2440 or MUS 2450
Description

Completion of the two-year aural skills sequence. Further study of chromatic materials; twentieth-century melody and harmony.

MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Continuation of skills, literature, and technique from MUS 1720.

MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2710 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Continuation of skills, literature, and technique introduced in MUS 2710. Contains the final Piano Proficiency examination which is to be scored according to a standardized rubric.

MUS 2780 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1440 and MUS 1540 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Topics include jazz nomenclature, chord and scale construction, ear training improvisation in major and dorian modes.

MUS 2790 Beginning Jazz Improvisation II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2780 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Topics include dominant function chords, bebop scales, pentatonic scales, II-V chord progressions, and standard song forms and blues forms.