MUSC - Music


Course Descriptions

MUSC 0790 Piano Proficiency (0)

Piano Proficiency Examination to be completed by music education majors in the semester before apprentice teaching. The examination includes accompaniments to instrumental and choral music from collections of intermediate difficulty used in public schools.

MUSC 0890 Recital Attendance (0)

Attendance at Music Department recitals and concerts. Six semesters required of all music majors. Graded as Pass or Fail.

MUSC 0990 Master Class (0)

Required of all piano, voice, composition, jazz (performance and music technology), and instrumental performance majors each semester of enrollment. Graded as Pass or Fail.

MUSC 1000 Fundamentals of Musicianship (2-3)

Designed for non-music majors. A section of MUSC 1000 is available for music majors who need additional background in fundamentals before beginning the theory sequence.

MUSC 1001 1001: A Musical Odyssey (3)

Music is a language, and in learning a new language, one must first learn the rudiments and basic rules that govern that language. The course will cover the building blocks of the music language, to include pitch, rhythm, scales, and chords, and will conclude with a study of melody, harmony and how music is constructed. Students will gain experience with these concepts through a combination of "nuts and bolts" exercises, performance, composition, and written reflection/critique.

MUSC 1010 Music Theory I (3)

Music notation; major and minor scales and key signatures; intervals. Rhythmic notation in simple and compound meters. Triads and seventh chords; elements of voice leading. Analysis and original composition. Prerequisite: MUSC 1000 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 1015 Music Theory for Musical Theatre (3)

This course begins with a review of music fundamentals as compound meters, triads, and seventh chords. It continues with melodic embellishment, three and four part writing, melody harmonization, and realized figured bass. The course concludes with secondary dominates and non-chord tones as used in musical theatre styles. Prerequisites: MUSC 1000 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 1020 Music Theory II (3)

Continues Music Theory I. Harmonic progression; writing with first and second inversion triads; non-harmonic tones, cadences, phrases, and periods; uses of diatonic seventh chords. Analytical methods appropriate to tonal music. Stylistic composition. Prerequisite: MUSC 1010.

MUSC 1050 Introduction to Music Appreciation (3)

Designed for students majoring in areas outside music. The course covers the elements, style, genre, and structures of major works of traditional Western music. In some semesters, instructors may also cover jazz, popular music, or music of other world cultures.

MUSC 1051 The Sound of Surprise: An Introduction to American Jazz History to 1970 (3)

A historical overview of the development of American jazz styles to the jazz-rock fusion period including New Orleans, Chicago, and Kansas City styles, swing, bop and post-bop, cool, and free jazz. Introduces structural elements and instrumental function, and ex-amines the innovations of major jazz figures such as Armstrong, Ellington, Young, Holiday, Parker, Davis, Coltrane, and Coleman.

MUSC 1052 History of Rock and Roll (3)

A chronological overview of the development of rock and roll from its roots in American folk music and blues with an examination of each primary development up to 1965 within a social and political context.

MUSC 1070 Topics in Music (3)

Designed for students majoring in areas outside of music. These courses include African music, American music, jazz, music and spirituality, rock music, women in music, and world music. See the current course description book for the topics offered for a particular semester. Emphasizes listening skills by examining musical materials and structures. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

MUSC 1072 Crossroads in Musics of the World (3)

As a music appreciation course, topics include classical, jazz, pop, folk, and world music, in addition to art, architecture and the his-torical, cultural, and geographical contexts for artists’ forms of expression.

MUSC 1080 Beginning Class Piano (2)

Group study of basic piano technique, treble and bass clef, with an introduction to scales, harmony, improvisation, and literature.

MUSC 1085 Intermediate Class Piano (2)

Group study of piano technique, with an introduction to various scales types, harmonic progressions, improvisation, and literature. Prerequisite: Completion of MUSC 1080 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 1090 Beginning Guitar Class (2)

Group study of basic accompaniment using open position chord voicings. Introduction to 12 bar blues song form, the minor pentatonic and blues scales. Gaining a working knowledge of chord diagram notation, tablature notation, tuning procedures, and basic musical concepts.

MUSC 1095 Intermediate Guitar Class (2)

Group study of strumming and fingerstyle chordal accompaniment patterns. Further exploration of the minor pentatonic and blues scale. Introduction to major and minor scales and reading standard music notation in the open position. Expansion of chord vocabulary to include extended chords (seventh, ninth, etc.) and bar chords. Gaining a working knowledge of chord diagram notation, tablature notation, tuning procedures, and basic musical concepts. Prerequisite: successful completion of MUSC 1090.

MUSC 1370 Jazz Theory I (3)

Examines theoretical principles and nomenclature associated with jazz. Emphasizes spelling, naming, and aural recognition of chords, scales, and harmonic progressions; principles of substitute scales and chords; harmonic and melodic analysis of jazz tunes and of combo and big band arrangements. Includes some composition.

MUSC 1380 Jazz Theory II (3)

Continues MUSC 1370. Prerequisite: MUSC 1370.

MUSC 1810 Musicianship I (2)

Studies in interval recognition, triad and seventh-chord recognition, recognition of basic elements of rhythm. Sight-singing, exercises in rhythmic, melodic, harmonic dictation; keyboard progressions. The analysis of music from an aural perspective. Original composition.

MUSC 1820 Musicianship II (2)

Continuation of MUSC 1810. Continued work in sight-singing, dictation, keyboard progressions; work in improvisation. Analysis of functional materials. Prerequisite: MUSC 1810.

MUSC 2000 Applied Music: Secondary and Non-Major (1)

Private study in music performance; students will receive one 30-minute lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 2000 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 2001 Applied Music: Secondary and Non-Major Piano (1)

Private study in music performance; students will receive one 30-minute lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 2001 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 2002 Applied Music: Secondary and Non-Major Voice (1)

Private study in music performance; students will receive one 30-minute lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 2002 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 2010 Music Theory III (3)

Review of materials in MUSC 1010-1020. Secondary functions; modulation. Binary and ternary forms. Modal mixture. Emphasis on analysis of form, harmony, rhythm, and pitch structures. Prerequisite: MUSC 1020.

MUSC 2020 Music Theory IV (3)

Neapolitan sixths; augmented sixth chords; altered dominants; enharmonic modulation; simultaneities. Analysis of major traditional forms: rondo, sonata, variation, and fugue. Prerequisite: MUSC 2010.

MUSC 2030 Survey of Music History I (3)

The first semester of a two-course chronological survey of Western music, from the ancient world through contemporary music. Emphasizes stylistic analysis and gives attention to each period's broader cultural and historical background. Survey I covers music of antiquity through the Baroque period (early eighteenth century). The student is also introduced to basic music reference and research materials. Prerequisite: MUSC 1020 or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 2040 Survey of Music History II (3)

Continuation of MUSC 2030. Covers the music of the classical through the contemporary periods (late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries). Prerequisite: MUSC 1020.

MUSC 2085 Piano Proficiency Practicum (2)

This course helps students successfully complete the piano proficiency exam, required of all music majors. Included in Piano Profi-ciency are scales, triads, seventh chords, basic harmonic patterns, modulation and transposition.

MUSC 2121 Brass Methods (2)

This course focuses on elements of playing and teaching various band and orchestra brass instruments. Primarily for music teacher certification (instrumental track) preparation. Also appropriate for music composition majors.

MUSC 2122 Woodwind Methods (2)

This course focuses on elements of playing and teaching various band and orchestra woodwind instruments. Primarily for music teacher certification (instrumental track) preparation. Also appropriate for music composition majors.

MUSC 2123 String Methods (2)

This course enables music education majors to set up and maintain an effective school strings program. Students will acquire rudimentary playing levels and develop tools for problem solving. The class combines "hands-on" learning with research in the field. Primarily for music teacher certification (instrumental track) preparation. Also appropriate for music composition majors.

MUSC 2124 Percussion Methods (2)

This course focuses on elements of playing and teaching various band and orchestra percussion instruments. Primarily for music teacher certification (instrumental track) preparation. Also appropriate for music composition majors.

MUSC 2125 Playing Folk Instruments (2)

This course focuses on elements of playing and teaching traditional classroom musical instruments: recorder, autoharp, dulcimer, guitar, and Orff instruments. Students learn a basic repertoire of American folk songs for use in elementary school music teaching. Primarily for music teacher certification (choral track) preparation. Also appropriate for elementary education majors and non-majors interested in folk music.

MUSC 2126 Class Voice (2)

This course, designed for instrumental music education majors and beginning voice students, teaches aspects of breath support, tone production, diction, and a basic repertoire of vocal literature. Class time is devoted to learning how to sing and voice training. Expectations include demonstrations of good vocal habits, performing solos, and participating in group singing. Prerequisite: ability to read music.

MUSC 2127 vocal Diction Practicum (1)

Provides introductory experience in topics in vocal diction in a language, with a focus on usage of International Phonetic Alphabet, variety of sounds within a language, and language as a soundscape. May be repeated for credit if the focus is on a language not yet studied in this course.

MUSC 2200 Introduction to Music Education (2)

This course is an orientation to the music education profession. Students will build a foundation by viewing the profession through the lens of a teacher and student, exploring current issues relevant to music education, investigating the teacher roles of planning, teaching, assessing, reflecting, and managing; observing local school music classes; and developing a philosophy of music and music teaching.

MUSC 2300 Jazz Improvisation I (2)

Studies harmonic and melodic materials as a means to development of improvisational skills in the jazz idiom. Prerequisite: MUSC 1380 or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 2305 Jazz Improvisation II (2)

Studies harmonic and melodic materials as a means to development of improvisational skills in the jazz idiom.

MUSC 2310 Jazz Improvisation III (2)

Continues MUSC 2300. Prerequisite: MUSC 2300.

MUSC 2315 Jazz Improvisation IV (2)

Studies harmonic and melodic materials as a means to development of improvisational skills in the jazz idiom.

MUSC 2370 Jazz Theory III (2)

Continues MUSC 1380. Prerequisites: MUSC 1370 and MUSC 1380.

MUSC 2375 Jazz Theory IV (2)

Examines theoretical principles and nomenclature associated with jazz.Emphasizes spelling, naming, and aural recognition of chords, scales, and harmonic progressions; principles of substitute scales and chords; harmonic and melodic analysis of jazz tunes and of combo and big band arrangements. Includes some composition.

MUSC 2380 Jazz Theory V (3)

Continues MUSC 2375. Prerequisite: MUSC 2375.

MUSC 2385 Jazz Theory VI (2)

Examines theoretical principles and nomenclature associated with jazz/ Emphasize spelling, naming, and aural recognition of chords, scales, and harmonic progressions; principles of substitute scales and chords; harmonic and melodic analysis of jazz tunes and of combo and big band arrangements. Includes some composition.

MUSC 2500 Applied Music: Secondary and Non-Major (2)

Private study in music performance; students will receive one 1-hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 2500 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 2501 Applied Music: Secondary and Non-Major Piano (2)

Private study in music performance; students will receive one 1-hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 2501 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 2502 Applied Music: Secondary and Non-Major Voice (2)

Private study in music performance; students will receive one 1-hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 2502 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 2810 Musicianship III (2)

Continuation of MUSC 1820. Prerequisite: MUSC 1820.

MUSC 2820 Musicianship IV (2)

Continuation of MUSC 2810. Prerequisite: MUSC 2810.

MUSC 2910 Applied Musicianship for Musical Theatre (3)

The goal of this course is to prepare the musical theatre singer for "real world situations" involving musicianship. Keyboard, sight singing, dictation, and theory skills are studied with the express purpose of dealing with issues commonly faced by musical theatre performers. Prerequisite: MUSC 1820.

MUSC 3003 Applied Music: Jazz Studies (1)

Private study in music performance for students who have been accepted into the BM in jazz studies, emphasis in music technology degree. Students will receive one 30-minute lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 3004 Applied Music: Instrumental Studies (1)

Private study in music performance for students who have been accepted into the BM in instrumental performance degree. Students will receive one 30-minute lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 3010 Composition (3)

Deals with the attitudes and skills necessary for composing original music. Music calligraphy will constitute an important part of the course. In addition, students over the course of the semester prepare a portfolio of all their compositions. Readings of students' compositions are held as part of the classes, with critiques by both the instructor and the students. A public performance of works composed during the term may be required of students. Prerequisite: MUSC 1020.

MUSC 3020 Composition (3)

Continuation of MUSC 3010. Prerequisite: MUSC 3010.

MUSC 3050 Music Software Applications (2)

This course is an introduction to fundamentals of computerized music notation. Prerequisite: MUSC 1000.

MUSC 3070 Orchestration I (3)

Study of orchestral instruments together with practical work in the art of symphonic scoring. Includes periodic readings of student works and analytical score study. Prerequisite: MUSC 2020.

MUSC 3080 Orchestration II (2)

Continues MUSC 3070. Prerequisite: MUSC 3070.

MUSC 3170 Jazz History I (3)

Study of the style characteristics of the many types of music that generally fall under the heading "jazz," with a historical approach placing much emphasis on listening to jazz for comprehensive understanding of rhythm, melody, harmony, and instrumentation.

MUSC 3180 Jazz History II (3)

Continues MUSC 3170, with an emphasis on the music from 1945 to the present. Prerequisite: MUSC 3170.

MUSC 3210 Elementary School Music Methods (2)

Presents methods and materials for teaching vocal and general music in elementary schools; development of a resource file and techniques and strategies for lesson planning. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Teacher Certification Program or permission of the director of music education.

MUSC 3230 Choral/General Music Methods (2)

Focuses on methods and materials for teaching choral and general music in secondary schools; lesson planning, organization, and administration of a program; ensemble rehearsal techniques; and development of a resource file. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Teacher Certification Program or permission of the director of music education.

MUSC 3300 Jazz Improvisation V (3)

Continues MUSC 2310. Prerequisite: MUSC 2310.

MUSC 3310 Jazz Improvisation VI (3)

Continues MUSC 3300. Prerequisite: MUSC 3300.

MUSC 3410 Conducting I (3)

Provides instruction and practice in the fundamental techniques of conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: music major, junior standing, or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 3420 Advanced Choral and Instrumental Conducting II (3)

Advanced work in instrumental conducting leads toward proficiency in score reading, rehearsal technique, and musical leadership. Prerequisite: MUSC 3410.

MUSC 4001 Applied Music: Piano (2-5)

Private study in music performance for students who have been accepted by the Department of Music as majors. Students will receive one 1-hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 4001 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 4002 Applied Music: Voice (2-5)

Private study in music performance for students who have been accepted by the Department of Music as majors. Students will receive one 1-hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 4002 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 4003 Applied Music: Jazz Studies (2-5)

Private study in music performance for students who have been accepted by the Department of Music as majors. Students will receive one 1-hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 4003 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 4004 Applied Music: Instrumental Studies (2-5)

Private study in music performance for students who have been accepted by the Department of Music as majors. Students will receive one 1-hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 4004 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 4005 Applied Music: Organ (2-5)

Private study in music performance for students who have been accepted by the Department of Music as majors. Students will receive one 1-hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Section numbers for MUSC 4005 are assigned through the Music Department; a student must deposit a copy of his or her schedule in the music office before an instructor will be assigned.

MUSC 4010 Composition (1-3)

For students contemplating composition and related activities as occupations. Each student develops content in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of MUSC 3010 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC 4020 Sixteenth Century Counterpoint (3)

Practical study of counterpoint as used in the works of Palestrina and other Renaissance-era composers. Includes study of line, voice-leading, rhythm, texture, and extensive analysis of the music of the period.

MUSC 4030 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint (3)

Practical study of counterpoint as used in the works of Bach. Includes study of the invention, chorale prelude and fugue, and extensive analysis of the music of the period. Prerequisite: MUSC 2020.

MUSC 4040 Music of the Twentieth Century (3)

A historical survey from Debussy, Ives, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg to Bartók, Cage, Babbitt, and Glass. Involves musical analysis of works involving twentieth-century tonality, modality, the 12-tone method, set theory, microtonality, and aleatoric elements. Prerequisites: MUSC 2020 and MUSC 2040 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 4070 Choral Arranging (2)

Covers arranging for choral ensembles of various voice groupings and abilities. Projects may include arrangements of folk songs, simplification or re-voicing of previously composed choral music, adapting choral parts to accommodate boys’ changing voices, limited ranges, and other exigencies. Prerequisite: MUSC 2020.

MUSC 4080 Choral Literature and Techniques (3)

This course surveys choral repertoire from the Renaissance to the present appropriate for school and church choirs. Aspects of the course work include focus on performance practice and associated choral techniques for the purposes of conducting and teaching. Prerequisite: MUSC 3410 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 4110 Hymnody and Psalmody (3)

Study of psalmody and hymnody in history and current practice; theological study of hymn texts and musical study of hymn tunes; practical application of hymnody in Christian worship and education.

MUSC 4120 Piano Accompanying (2)

Designed primarily for piano majors. Teaches the specific skills required for accompanying. Emphasizes art song literature, but also includes operatic and instrumental music. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUSC 4140 Lyric Diction (2)

Focuses on the correct pronunciation of foreign language sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Prerequisite: students must be voice majors of junior or senior status.

MUSC 4150 The Art Song (3)

Solo art songs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are studied and performed, with emphasis on works by German, French, and American composers. Studies include analysis of style and idea in music and poetry, and the art of programming the song recital. Prerequisites: music major and junior or senior standing.

MUSC 4160 Operatic Literature (3)

Studies important works from 400 years of operatic history, including Monteverdi through Glass. The history of operatic style is studied as are the development of recitative, aria, ensembles, and other aspects of operatic form. Prerequisites: MUSC 2020 and MUSC 2040.

MUSC 4170 Piano Literature I (2)

Designed primarily for junior or senior piano majors. A survey of the standard keyboard literature for piano. Style analysis, performance-practice problems, and editions are emphasized. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUSC 4175 Piano Literature II (2)

Continues MUSC 4170. Prerequisite: MUSC 4170.

MUSC 4180 Piano Literature III (2) (previously Piano Literature II)

Continues MUSC 4175. Prerequisites: MUSC 4170, MUSC 4175.

MUSC 4190 Orchestral Literature (3)

Examines the development of orchestral literature from the eighteenth century to the present. Study topics include sonata form, instrumentation, the concerto, the tone poem, and so forth. Major works from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, the German Romantic composers, and twentieth century composers such as Bartok, Hindemith, Schoenberg, Schwantner, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky will be covered. Prerequisite: MUSC 2040.

MUSC 4220 Instrumental Music Methods (3)

Teaching and administering the instrumental music program, grades 5-12, with emphasis placed on philosophy, facilities/equipment management, ensemble development (concert band/wind ensemble, orchestra, marching band, and chamber ensembles), and appropriate repertoire and methodology for technical and musical growth. Prerequisite: two semesters of MUSC 2120.

MUSC 4250 Voice Pedagogy I (2) (previously Voice Pedagogy)

Studies the human voice and its registers, classification of voices, methods of practicing, analysis, style, and selection of literature. Prerequisite: junior or senior voice student or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 4255 Voice Pedagogy II (2)

Students enrolled in the Voice Pedagogy courses study the human voice through reading, writing, listening, and class discussion. Pre-requisite: MUSC 4250.

MUSC 4260 Piano Pedagogy I (3)

Examines teaching materials from beginning through intermediate levels. Students gain supervised teaching experience. Prerequisite: junior or senior piano student or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 4270 Piano Pedagogy II (1)

Continues MUSC 4260. Prerequisite: MUSC 4260.

MUSC 4320 Jazz Education Methods (2)

(formerly MUSC 3320) A survey of pedagogical techniques, conducting, and teaching materials for the development of the middle school and high school instrumental and vocal jazz program. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUSC 4340 Jazz Scoring and Arranging I (3)

Covers scoring and arranging for jazz ensembles of various sizes, from combo to jazz orchestra. Material covered includes melodic and rhythmic variation, reharmonization and voicing techniques, jazz instrumentation and orchestration, elements of form, and score and part preparation. Prerequisites: MUSC 1380 and MUSC 2020.

MUSC 4350 Jazz Scoring and Arranging II (3)

Continues MUSC 4340. Prerequisite: MUSC 4340.

MUSC 4360 Survey of Music Business (3)

Examines aspects of contracts, auditions, copyright, publishing, license (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC), union issues, promotion-marketing, taxes, grant applications, non profit organizations and foundations, exploration of careers in the music industry: entertainment law, retail, marketing, recording industry, arts management, self employment as a free lance musician (business owner, recording studio musician, teacher, composer, conductor, and so forth. Prerequisite: BUSN 3700 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 4370 Marketing for Musicians (3)

Examines aspects of image building, promotion kits (letterhead, internet site, photography, video/audio discs (repertoire, recording, art work, copyright, licensing, promotion, sales, reviews, etc), working with a publicist, advertising agency, manager and/or agent, audience connections (targeting educational residencies, seminars, and conventions), contracts, auditions, professional organizations and memberships Prerequisite: MUSC 4360 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 4610 Reading Course (1-3)

Individual student exploration of a specific area or repertoire of music literature. Prerequisites: usually junior standing and filing of official form. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC 4611 Senior Thesis (1)

A critical study of a major composition, or study of a composer or genre, required of all seniors in the BA in music degree. The document must reflect significant mastery of bibliographic skills, analytic skills, and writing skills. Prerequisites: MUSC 2020 and MUSC 2040. Prerequisite: MUSC 4614.

MUSC 4612 Writing About Music (1)

This course focuses on a variety of ways musicians can use written communication to portray their ideas about music. Students will learn the stylistic traits of a variety of written genres to include a personal biography, program or liner notes, an analytical essay, a concert review, and an encyclopedia article. Prerequisites: MUSC 2020 and MUSC 2040.

MUSC 4613 Speaking About Music (1)

The course focuses on a variety of ways musicians can communicate their ideas through speaking and formal means of presentation. Activities in this class will span from the creation and presentation of the 30-second “elevator speech” to a lengthier public lecture presentation, which will feature the use of presentation software, musical examples, and a question/answer session. Prerequisites: MUSC 2020 and MUSC 2040.

MUSC 4614 Music Research (1)

In this course, students will become familiar with the techniques and sources for scholarly research in music. This course will provide an overview of the research process, focusing on developing a topic and thesis statement, searching for and synthesizing source material, and drafting a research proposal. Prerequisites: MUSC 2020 and MUSC 2040

MUSC 4650 Advanced MIDI Applications: Film Scoring (3)

Examines the technique of composing music for film and video. Includes discussion of synchronization, MIDI applications, postscoring, and film music aesthetics. Prerequisites: AUDI 1650 and AUDI 3650.

MUSC 4700 Advanced Topics in Music (2-3)

A capstone course synthesizing various aspects of music history, theory, performance practice, and/or vernacular and world music traditions. Prerequisites: MUSC 2040; junior standing or permission of instructor.

MUSC 4705 the Vienna Musical Experience (3)

Vienna is the music capitol of Europe. This course guides students in discovering the breadth and depth of musical experiences while studying abroad in Austria. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

MUSC 4800 Advanced Topics (2-3)

Course content varies each semester. See current course description book for subject matter for a particular semester. Credit may be in music history, music theory, music business, or music education. Prerequisites: MUSC 2020 and senior standing. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC 4810 Advanced Aural Skills I (2)

This course focuses on improvement of sight-singing, ear training, dictation, and harmonic progressions and improvisation at the keyboard. The class requires the use of Kodàly moveable do solfége and rhythm syllables and German chromatic note names. Exercises also require conducting and analytical skills. Prerequisite: MUSC 2820 or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 4900 Webster University Concert Choir (1)

This choir is open to undergraduate singers in the University community. The Concert Choir performs a variety of choral literature representing many periods and styles, sometimes in cooperation with other Webster choirs. Prerequisite: audition or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC 4910 Webster University Chamber Singers (1)

This select chamber choir is open to all students by audition. The Chorale performs a cappella and accompanied choral masterpieces from the Renaissance to the present, sometimes in cooperation with other Webster choirs. Prerequisite: audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC 4940 Webster University Orchestra (1)

The Webster University Symphony Orchestra is comprised of advanced student musicians and professional performers. The orchestra presents five concerts each year with repertoire from chamber orchestra to full symphonic settings. Prerequisite: audition. Instrumental majors who do not qualify will be placed in other instrumental ensembles. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC 4950 Webster University Chamber Music Ensembles  (1)

The Department of Music offers numerous smaller ensembles, including Jazz Singers, New Music Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, String Quartet, Sax Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet, and the like. Enrollment in each of these ensembles is by permission of the appropriate instructor. Additional information is available from the Department of Music.

MUSC 4960 Webster University Jazz Ensembles (1-2)

The Jazz Ensembles are combos of three to eight members that offer a practical approach to jazz styles and improvisation through rehearsals. The Jazz Ensembles perform a wide range of music from Coltrane, Ellington, Liebman, Mingus, and others on weekly Monday afternoon recitals as well as public concerts each semester. Prerequisite: audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC 4970 Webster University Jazz Collective(1)

The Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble that performs literature from all style periods of jazz, with focus placed on works from after 1960. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in improvisation, stylistic awareness, reading, and ensemble interaction. The ensemble performs several concerts each semester. Prerequisite: audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC 4980 Webster University Wind Ensemble (1)

The Wind Ensemble is open to all woodwind, brass, and percussion students. The ensemble is comprised of the brass ensemble, chamber winds, saxophone ensemble, and percussion ensemble, each of which is directed by a faculty specialist. These groups join together to form the Wind Ensemble. Emphasis is placed on literature that calls for one performer per part in works from the Renaissance through contemporary periods. The ensemble presents four concerts annually. Prerequisite: audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC 4990 Webster University Opera Studio (1)

The Opera Studio is open by audition to all Webster voice students. The ensemble presents opera scenes and complete works from the Baroque through contemporary periods twice annually. The ensemble frequently works with renowned guest directors and conductors, and receives assistance from Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Prerequisite: audition. May be repeated for credit.

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