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.

MUS 3000 Recital I
Credit Hours 0
Prerequisites Must be admitted to applied music study at the 3000 level
Description

Half-hour public recital. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 3010 Basic Improvisation
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2440 and MUS 2540 with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Introduction to improvisation, from chord-scale techniques to nonharmonic-based improvisation.

MUS 3050 New Music Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites audition or consent of instructor
Description

Chamber ensemble that performs primarily post-World War II music, but also some earlier music. Student compositions may be performed. Participation in New Music Week during Spring semester required.

MUS 3060 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 3061 Wind Orchestra
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

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

MUS 3062 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 3063 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 3070 Orchestra
Credit Hours 1.0
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 3071 Collaborative Piano
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Supervised accompanying and chamber music for pianists. Eligible students may count up to two semesters in lieu of large ensemble. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 3080 Choral Ensemble: Men’s Chours
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

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

MUS 3080A 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 3080B Choral Ensemble: Vocal Jazz
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Study and performance of vocal jazz ensemble repertoire.

MUS 3081 Choral Union
Credit Hours 1.0
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.

MUS 3082 Women’s Chorus
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

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

MUS 3083 Master Singers
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The Georgia State University Master Singers is an auditioned choral ensemble that sings repertoire of all styles and periods.

MUS 3090 Jazz Band
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

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

MUS 3100 Opera Workshop
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Basic techniques in acting and technical aspects of theatre that are utilized in the performance of an opera scene. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 3105 Acting for Singers
Credit Hours 2
Description

Development of the skills needed for new singing actors and actresses. Focus will be on the fundamentals of the stage and character development: stage direction, parts of the theater, subtext, imagination, inner motivation, adaptation, objectives, and movement within a musical framework.

MUS 3110 Brass Ensemble
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Performance of chamber music for brass instruments; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 3120 Chamber Music for Strings
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Performance of chamber music for orchestral string instruments; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours.

MUS 3130 Chamber Music for Woodwinds
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Performance of chamber music for woodwind instruments; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours.

MUS 3140 Percussion Ensemble
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Performance of chamber music for percussion instruments; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours.

MUS 3150 Guitar Ensemble
Credit Hours 0.5
Description

Performance of chamber music for guitar; includes historical and stylistic considerations and the study of ensemble performance problems. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of four semester hours.

MUS 3160 Jazz Combos
Credit Hours 0.5
Prerequisites audition and consent of instructor
Description

Rehearsal and performance of jazz literature for the small jazz combo (trio to sextet) with balanced instrumentation. Basic jazz improvisation, improving listening skills, combo arranging, and memorization of jazz standards.

MUS 3230 Brass Techniques
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Technique, literature, and notation for brass instruments. A comparative, homogeneous approach to performing on trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba.

MUS 3240 String Techniques
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Technique, literature, and notation for string instruments. A comparative, heterogeneous approach to performing on violin, viola, cello, and bass.

MUS 3250 Woodwind Techniques
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Technique, literature, and notation for woodwind instruments. A comparative, homogeneous approach to performing on flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone.

MUS 3260 Percussion Techniques
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Technique, literature, and notation for percussion instruments. A comparative, homogeneous approach to performing on drums, mallets, and auxiliary percussion instruments.

MUS 3310 Introduction to Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Foundations of music teaching and learning, with emphasis on school settings. Issues, skills and knowledge applicable to general, choral, and instrumental music education. Includes observation and field experience.

MUS 3320 General Music in Early Childhood
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites admission to music education program, or consent of instructor
Description

Principles and techniques for teaching music to children in preschool through fourth grade. Includes musical development of the young child, program goals and content, methods, and assessment strategies. Correlated with national standards in music education. Field experience in a school setting.

MUS 3330 General Music in Middle and Secondary Schools
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites admission to music education program, or consent of instructor
Description

Principles and techniques for teaching general music in middle school and high school. Includes musical development of the adolescent, program goals and content, methods, and assessment strategies. Correlated with national standards in music education. Field experience in school setting.

MUS 3340 Choral Music in the Schools
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites admission to music education program, or consent of instructor
Description

Overview of choral music education in school settings from elementary through high school. Applications of choral conducting, arranging, and vocal pedagogy. Vocal development among children and adolescents, building the choral program, selecting repertoire, classroom management, methods, and rehearsal techniques. Observation and field experience in school settings.

MUS 3358 Teaching Beginning Strings
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites MUS 3240 with grade of C or higher and MUS 3310 with grade of B or higher; or consent of instructor
Description

Music education students must meet course prerequisites; performance students are restricted to those who have passed an audition for the School of Music and are admitted to the class by consent of instructor. Organizing and teaching beginning string programs for groups and individuals. Contextual emphasis on school settings, including recruiting/retention, program development, motivation, repertoire and methods assessment/evaluation, and major pedagogues. Teaching pedagogy consistent with national standards. Students will demonstrate ability to mode m primary and secondary instruments. Field experience in a school setting is required for music education students; performance students may select projects related to studio teaching.

MUS 3359 Teaching Beginning Winds and Percussion
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites MUS 3230, MUS 3240, MUS 3250, and MUS 3260 with grades of C or higher; and MUS 3358 with grade of B or higher; or consent of instructor
Description

Music education students must follow published course prerequisites; performance student restricted to those who have passed an audition for the School of Music and are admitted to the class by consent of instructor. Organizing/teaching beginning band instruments for groups and individuals. Contextual emphasis on band programs in school settings. Includes recruiting/retention, program development, motivation, assessment/evaluation, repertoire and major methods, national standards, and major pedagogues. Students will peer-teach individuals and groups and will model on primary and secondary instruments. Field experience required for music education students. Performance students may elect field experience or projects related to studio teaching.

MUS 3360 Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Instrumental Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 3359 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Organizing and teaching band and orchestra at intermediate and advanced levels. Developing student musicianship repertoire, teaching/rehearsal techniques and materials, curriculum development, program development and organization, motivation scheduling, budgeting, inventory management, booster clubs, professional relationships, travel, competitions/festivals, discipline, student leadership, pyramid/feeder alignment, fundraising, and professional development. Demonstration of ability to model on primary instrument at intermediate and advanced levels. Required field experience in school setting.

MUS 4000 Recital II
Credit Hours 0
Prerequisites must be admitted to applied music study at the 3000 level
Description

One-hour public recital. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 4010 Performance Laboratory
Credit Hours 0
Description

Coached chamber ensemble and/or studio-class performance. Includes repertoire review, master classes, peer analysis and critique, and recital preparation. (May be repeated.).

MUS 4011 Singing in Italian and Latin
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Two lab classes per week. Developing the ability to pronounce the Italian and Latin languages on sight through the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to Italian vocal literature as well as vocal literature in Latin.

MUS 4021 Singing in German
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Two lab classes per week. Developing the ability to pronounce the German language on sight through the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to German vocal literature.

MUS 4031 Singing in French
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Two lab classes per week. Developing the ability to pronounce the French language on sight through the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to French vocal literature.

MUS 4041 Singing in English
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Two lab classes per week. Developing the ability to pronounce the classical English language on sight through the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to English vocal literature.

MUS 4100 Jazz Combo Arranging
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2400 with grade of C or higher, or consent or instructor
Description

Concepts of arranging for small jazz group, jazz instrumentation, and nomenclature; concepts in jazz theory.

MUS 4110 Instrumentation and Orchestration
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 and MUS 2550 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Exploration of the technical capabilities and idiomatic performance practices of instruments found in the orchestra and the wind ensemble. Additional instruction in arranging and transcribing techniques for chamber ensembles, the orchestra, and wind ensemble.

MUS 4140 Arranging for Chorus
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Arranging for large and small vocal ensembles with and without accompaniment.

MUS 4170 Arranging for the Large Jazz Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 4100 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Contemporary arranging techniques for rhythm section and two, three, and four wind instruments.

MUS 4180 Developing Rhythmic Sensitivity
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 and MUS 2550 with grades of C or higher
Description

Practical applications of concepts necessary to perform, teach, notate, and take dictation of beginning, intermediate, and advanced rhythmic patterns.

MUS 4210 Composition Seminar
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites MUS 1440 and MUS 1540 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Exploration of the processes and aesthetics of contemporary musical composition with additional topics to include a survey of contemporary music since 1960, advanced musical notation, advanced orchestration, and an exploration of the business of being a composer. Repeatable for credit and required of all students working in the composition area.

MUS 4220 Jazz Ensemble Techniques
Credit Hours 2
Description

Study and performance of current jazz ensemble techniques and materials for school use. Special emphasis on basic improvisation; understanding and performing jazz styles. Field experience with secondary pupils is required.

MUS 4250 Music in Special Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Principles and strategies for teaching music to special-needs children. Methods for self-contained classes and inclusive classrooms. Includes planning, content, teaching strategies, and assessment.

MUS 4260 Practicum in Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of music education faculty
Description

Part-time supervised teaching of music in school settings. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 4270 (TE) Student Teaching in Music
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites Approval of music education faculty
Description

Full-time supervised teaching of music in school settings. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 4290 (TE) Senior Seminar in Music Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of music education faculty
Description

Selected topics for beginning teachers, including classroom management; cooperative learning environments; student diversity; administration of music programs; program evaluation; national standards; and others, as appropriate. To be taken concurrently with MUS 4270 or MUS 4830.

MUS 4310 Internship in Music Education I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of music education faculty
Description

Part-time supervised on-the-job music teaching internship in a school setting. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 4360 Advanced Keyboard Skills
Credit Hours 2
Description

Development of advanced keyboard skills in sight playing, chord patterns, transposing, harmonizing classical, folk and popular melodies, arranging for keyboards, improvising; accompanying pedagogy majors waives the piano proficiency.

MUS 4410 Piano Pedagogy I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Approaches and materials for children and high-school students at the elementary and intermediate levels. Focus will include the job market, methods, curriculum building, musicianship training, technical development, practice strategies, ensemble playing, use of technology in teaching, and professional etiquette as a clinician/adjudicator.

MUS 4411 Piano Pedagogy II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 4410 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Approaches and materials for the adult student at the beginner through advanced levels. Focus will include piano class teaching, methods, curriculum building, musicianship training, technical development, practice strategies, memorization, musical style and interpretation, ensemble playing, philosophical bases, piano laboratory technology, and professional etiquette as a clinician/adjudicator.

MUS 4440 Vocal Pedagogy
Credit Hours 2
Description

Principles of vocal pedagogy and development of teaching skills in applied vocal instruction.

MUS 4450 Advanced Tonal Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Advanced structural and stylistic analysis of large one-movement and multi-movement works from the common-practice period.

MUS 4460 Analysis of Post-Tonal Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of C or higher
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Theories of musical structure in the post-tonal idiom, with analytical applications to literature from major composers of the twentieth century. Compositional exercises will provide orientation to diverse styles and demonstrate creative applications of theoretical concepts.

MUS 4480 Choral Conducting
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites MUS 2490 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Conducting techniques, with and without the baton, that communicate the conductor’s interpretation of the musical score to the performers.

MUS 4490 Instrumental Conducting
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites MUS 2450 and MUS 2490 with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Advanced baton techniques, score reading and interpretation, and rehearsal procedures for instrumental conductors.

MUS 4500 Historical Counterpoint
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Exploration, through composition and analysis, of the style and contrapuntal techniques of the Renaissance (Palestrina-style modal counterpoint) and Baroque (Bach-style harmonic counterpoint).

MUS 4530 Accompanying
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Keyboard proficiency
Description

Developing musical sensitivity at the keyboard to enhance the performance of vocalists or instrumentalists. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 4610 Piano Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

A comprehensive investigation of keyboard music from a historical and stylistic viewpoint, emphasizing major keyboard works and composers from the Baroque to the present.

MUS 4620 Vocal Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

The art song and concert aria from Mozart to the present.

MUS 4640 Choral Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Literature for large and small vocal ensembles, including madrigals, masses, motets; 1500 to the present.

MUS 4650 Opening School Experience
Credit Hours 0
Prerequisites Admitted to Teacher Education
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of S is required for this course. Students gain practical experiences in the school and classroom during the week of preplanning and the first week of school. While assisting in the classroom, students learn effective procedures for beginning the school year. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 4660 Dramatic Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 1450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

History of dramatic music, principally opera and larger sacred works, from 1600 to the present.

MUS 4700 Seminar in Music History and Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Selected topics in the history and literature of music.

MUS 4730 Computer Applications in Music
Credit Hours 2
Description

Basic computer literacy in music-related software programs for Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Word processing, graphics, music notation, and music sequencing will be studied, along with use of resources on the Internet.

MUS 4750 Group Instruction in Jazz Keyboard
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2720 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

One lecture and one lab hour per week. Basic and intermediate jazz keyboard realization. Harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic elements will be investigated. Principles of chord progressions, comping techniques, modes, extension tones, and bass lines for lead-sheet realization.

MUS 4760 Advanced Keyboard Harmony
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Realization of figured bass, improvisation of chord progressions, transposition, instrumental score reading, and rhythm reading at the keyboard. Satisfies the requirements in keyboard proficiency for the concentration in music theory.

MUS 4770 Advanced Aural Skills
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2550 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Continued development of aural skills, with particular emphasis on aural analysis and the transcription of chromatic music.

MUS 4790 Advanced Jazz Improvisation I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2780 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Jazz improvisation including compositional techniques, altered dominant scales, minor ii-v7s, ballad interpretation, memorization, and chord substitutions.

MUS 4791 Advanced Jazz Improvisation II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 4790 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Continuation of MUS 4790. Advanced improvisation concepts and performance skills emphasizing composition, altered dominant scales, minor ii-v7s, ballad interpretation, memorization, and chord substitutions.

MUS 4792 Jazz Theory
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Major and minor scale harmony; modulation, minor key analysis, dominants, reharmonization, and modal interchange.

MUS 4800 Music History from Antiquity through the Baroque Period
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 1450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

An investigation of western art music from the late Christian era through 1740.

MUS 4810 Music History from the Classical Period to the Present-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 1450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

An investigation of western art music from 1740 through the contemporary era. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all music majors.

MUS 4820 World Music-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Comparative survey of various non-western musical cultures. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all music majors.

MUS 4830 Internship Music Education II
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites Approval of music education faculty
Description

Full-time, supervised on-the-job music teaching internship in a school setting. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

MUS 4850 Jazz Styles
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites MUS 2450 and MUS 2780 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Examines important events in musical figures in the evolution of jazz by analysis of playing styles, compositions and innovations that influenced the direction of jazz in the twentieth century. African roots of jazz and music of Armstrong, Morton, Ellington, Parker/Gillespie, Coltrane, and Miles Davis.

MUS 4890 Selected Topics
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Discussion and readings on selected topics.

MUS 4910 Chamber Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Literature for small string and wind chamber ensemble.

MUS 4940 Orchestral Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Orchestral literature from 1700 to 1900.

MUS 4941 Orchestral Literature II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2450 with a grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Standard symphonic repertoire from the years 1900 to 2000. Crosslist with MUS 6941 Orchestral Literature II. Identify specific works that have had a major impact upon the evolution of the symphony orchestra as an instrument.

MUS 4980 Electroacoustic Music Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 4730 or MUS 6730 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Crosslist with MUS 6980. Investigation of methods of electroacoustic music composition using MIDI, hardware synthesizers, and software tools. Focus on unique tool development using the MAX programming environment and associated technologies. Approaches to advanced composition with electroacoustic means from both scientific and aesthetic perspectives. Required laboratory work.

MUS 4981 Computer Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 4730 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Introduction to software synthesis computer music using the Csound acoustic compiler. Survey of fundamental synthesis techniques, fundamentals of Csound programming, and strategies for sound design and composition. Required laboratory work.

MUS 4982 Advanced Topics in Computer Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 4981 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Advanced topics in software synthesis computer music using the Csound acoustic compiler. Survey of digital signal processing, advanced synthesis methods and score development. Course work culminates in a significant computer music project. Required laboratory work.

MUS 4995 Directed Readings B.I.S.-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0 - 4.0
Description

Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.