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Music Courses (MUS)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Some of the following courses may not be available every year. Please inquire at School of Music for schedule.

Courses for Undergraduates

090 Convocation (0:1)

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

Weekly presentations by students, faculty and guests. See Student Information Manual. (Fall & Spring)

091 Recital Attendance (0)

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

Music Majors are required to attend an approved number of performances each semester. See Student Information Manual. (Fall & Spring)

100 Fundamentals of Music (2:3)

For non-music majors and music majors and minors who did not pass the fundamentals exam.

Fundamentals of Western music theory, staves, clefs, rhythm, meter, key signatures, scales, and intervals. (Fall)

101 Music Theory I (2:3)

Pr. admission as a Music major or minor; passing score on the music fundamentals exam, or successful completion of MUS 100, if that course is required

Basic principles of the Western musical language. Rhythm and meter, scales, triads, and seventh chords; fundamentals of part-writing and harmonic progression. (Fall & Spring)

102 Music Theory II (2:3)

Pr. 101 and 105, or permission of theory coordinator

Continued study of harmony within the diatonic major-minor system; exercises in part-writing and analysis. (Spring & Summer)

103 *Principles of Jazz Theory (2:1:1)

Pr. 101 and 105, or permission of instructor

Establishes a foundation of knowledge for the study of jazz improvisation and composition, stressing jazz nomenclature, chord/scale analysis, basic chord substitution, and voice leading. (Spring)

104 Introduction to Jazz Listening (2:2)

Pr. Music major

The jazz masters and significant jazz recordings of the 20th century will be introduced; these recordings will range from Louis Armstrong to John Coltrane. Aural recognition will be developed. (Fall)

105 Ear-Training I (1:2)

Pr. admission as a Music major or minor; passing score on the music fundamentals exam, or successful completion of MUS 100, if that course is required

Music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of melody, triads, and two-voice counterpoint. (Fall & Spring)

106 Ear-Training II (1:2)

Pr. 101 and 105, or permission of theory coordinator

Continuation of music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of melody, rhythm, harmony, and two-voice counterpoint. (Spring & Summer)

107 Technology for Musicians I (1:0:2)

Pr. Music majors only

Introduction to computer/computer applications: word processing, database, spreadsheet, music notation, Internet and online library, Web page and multimedia development. Experience using, creating, and evaluating computer media for music. (Fall)

108 Technology for Musicians II (1:0:2)

Pr. 107; Music majors only.

Further study of computer hardware and software applications in music performance, research, instruction, and multimedia. Hands-on experience using, creating, and evaluating computer media for music. (Spring)

110 Foundational Orientation to Music Education (1:1:1)

Overview of music education at UNCG and P–12 music teaching. Designed to enable students to make early career choices. Students will study the music curriculum and its place in schools. (Fall)

111 Foundational Teaching Techniques in Music (2:2:1)

Students will explore sequential processes of musical development, skills, content, methods, techniques and materials concerning the singing voice, classroom listening, sight reading, movement, and music series books. (Spring)

115 Composition Skills (2:1:1)

Pr. music major or permission of the instructor

May be repeated for credit.

Students will compose pieces and perform their compositions. Student works will imitate historical styles or be freely devised. Ability to read music and play an instrument or sing is required. (Fall & Spring)

125 *Class Voice (1:0:2)

May be repeated for credit.

Study of basic principles of vocal production, to include acquaintance with a variety of solo literature and the development of poise and stage deportment. (Fall & Spring)

131, 132, 133, 134 *Class Piano (1:0:2), (1:0:2), (1:0:2), (1:0:2)

Laboratory instruction in piano. Offered as preparation for piano proficiency required of music majors whose major or principal area is not piano. 131, first level; 132, second level; 133, third level; 134, fourth level. (Each level—Fall & Spring)

135 Introduction to Musicology (3:3)

GE Core: GPR

GE Marker: GN

Pr. Music major or minor or permission of instructor

Introduction to the basic tools of musicological inquiry, including music vocabulary, reading in the discipline, basic library research, and expository writing; cultural awareness; attentive listening to Western and global musics. (Spring)

151, 251, 351, 451, 551 Performance Studies (.5–3:.5–1)

Pr. audition required

May be repeated for credit if different instrument or with approval of Department Chair

Enrollment for 2–3 credits requires coregistration in a large ensemble.

Instruction on principal instrument or in voice. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

152, 252, 352, 452 Performance Studies (.5–3:.5–1)

Pr. audition required; enrollment in 2 to 3 s.h. requires coregistration in a large ensemble

May be repeated for credit if different instrument or with approval of Department Chair

Instruction on principal instrument or in voice. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

153, 253, 353, 453 Performance Studies (.5–2:.5–1)

Pr. permission of School of Music; enrollment in two (2) or more s.h. requires coregistration in a large ensemble

May be repeated for credit if different instrument

Performance studies instruction for non-majors or majors on secondary instrument/voice. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

170 Italian and Latin Diction for Singers (1:1:1)

Study of International Phonetic alphabet and its application to the pronunciation of Italian and ecclesiastical Latin and special problems involved in singing these languages. (Fall & Spring)

171 English Diction for Singers (1:1:1)

Pr. 170, or permission of instructor

Study of the International Phonetic alphabet and its application to the pronunciation of English and special problems involved in singing in English. (Spring)

201 Music Theory III Musical Structure (2:3)

Pr. 102 and 106, or permission of theory coordinator

More advanced study of harmony and musical form within the diatonic major-minor system, with emphasis on modulation and chromatic harmony. Exercises in part-writing and analysis. (Fall & Spring)

202 Music Theory IV Musical Structure (2:3)

Pr. 201 and 205, or permission of theory coordinator

Basic forms and formal processes of Western music, including binary and ternary forms, theme and variations, fugue, sonata form, and rondo. Exercises in analysis. (Spring & Summer)

203 Instrumentation (2:2)

Study of orchestral and band instruments, their ranges, technical limitations, and tonal possibilities with practical application in scoring for small ensembles and instrumental choirs. (Fall)

205 Ear-Training III (1:2)

Pr. 102 and 106, or permission of theory coordinator

More advanced music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of diatonic and chromatic melody, harmony, and two-voice counterpoint. (Fall & Spring)

206 Ear-Training IV (1:2)

Pr. 201 and 205, or permission of theory coordinator

Continuation of more advanced music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of melody, harmony, and two-voice counterpoint. (Spring & Summer)

208 Introduction to Teaching Instrumental Music (2:2:1)

Pr. admission to School of Music as a Choral/General Music Education major; passed first Teaching Portfolio assessment; passed first Dispositions assessment; and MUS 111; or permission of instructor

Introduction to the fundamentals of teaching instrumental music in the public schools. Includes pedagogical and performance skills in a laboratory setting. Required: choral/general music education majors. (Spring)

209 Introduction to Teaching Choral and General Music (2:2:1)

Pr. admission to the School of Music as an Instrumental Music Education major, or permission of instructor

Introduction to general and choral methods at the secondary level. Includes vocal laboratory. Required: instrumental music education majors. (Spring)

214 *Jazz Appreciation (3:3)

GE Core: GFA

Introductory course designed to give the student new insights and general knowledge of all jazz styles. No musical training required. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

241 *Music Appreciation (3:3)

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

Not open to music majors.

Introduction to Western culture art music through a survey of its history, composers, forms, styles. Requires listening assignments and recital attendance. No musical training required. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

261 Foundations of Teaching for Musical Understanding (2:2:1)

Pr. passed first Teaching Portfolio assessment; passed first Dispositions assessment; MUS 111; or permission of instructor

Overview of the teaching of all musical elements within a developmentally appropriate P–12 general music curricular framework. Emphasizes theories of learning and development in relation to music. (Fall & Spring)

270 French Diction for Singers (1:1:1)

Pr. 170, or permission of instructor

Phonetic alphabet as it relates to French language and special problems involved in singing this language. (Fall & Spring)

271 German Diction for Singers (1:1:1)

Pr. 170, or permission of instructor

Phonetic alphabet as it relates to German language and special problems involved in singing this language. (Fall & Spring)

284 Fundamentals of Keyboard Accompanying I (1:1:1)

Pr. 106, or permission of instructor

Class discussion, study and performance of literature for voice and/or instruments with keyboard accompaniment. Special attention given to sight reading techniques, German Lieder and Italian opera reductions. (Fall)

285 Fundamentals of Keyboard Accompanying II (1:1:1)

Pr. 284, or permission of instructor

Class discussion, study, and performance of literature for voice and/or instruments with keyboard accompaniment. Special attention given to ensemble playing, the style of French melodie and German opera reductions. (Spring)

300 Recital (0)

Coreq. 351

Presentation of a varied program of music. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

301 Theory V, Musical Structure in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (3:3)

Pr. 202, 206, or permission of instructor

Techniques of pitch and temporal organization in music of the 20th century. Analysis of relevant works and composition exercises based on models. (Fall & Spring)

302, 303 Keyboard Harmony I, II (1:0:2), (1:0:2)

Pr. 102, 106, 251 level in keyboard, or permission of instructor

A keyboard approach to the study of harmony, emphasizing extemporaneous keyboard harmonization, harmonization of melodies, and figured bass realization. (302—Even Fall, 303—Odd Spring)

304 Jazz Ear Training (1:1)

Pr. 103 and 206

This course will prepare students to recognize jazz constructs by ear and will teach the skills necessary to transcribe improvised jazz solos. (Spring)

319 Choral Laboratory I (1:1:1)

Pr. 106 or permission of instructor, 125 or one semester of voice study

Conducting techniques, especially as related to choral conducting; rehearsal procedures, continued study of choral repertory. (Fall)

320 Digital Audio and MIDI (3:2:1)

Pr. Music major or permission of instructor

In-depth introduction to the use of the computer as a tool for creating music. Resources used will include those such as Reason, Logic, Finale, and other popular music-oriented software. (Fall & Spring)

321, 322 Jazz Improvisation I, II (3:3), (3:3)

Pr. MUS 101, 102, 103, 105, 106 and attainment of the 251 level in applied music

Pr. MUS 322: 321 or permission of instructor

MUS 321: Basic course for the student with little or no previous experience in jazz improvisation. First semester: essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills and practice of integrating them into improvisation. MUS 322: continued development of knowledge and skills present in 321 with emphasis on increased fluency and mastery. (321—Even Fall, 322—Odd Spring)

329 History of Rock Music (3:3)

GE Core: GFA

Survey of rock music from the 1950s to the present. Emphasis will be placed on identifying specific styles and explaining the influence of key performers. (Fall & Spring)

331 History of Western Music I (3:3)

GE Core: GHP

CAR: GPM

Pr. 333, or permission of instructor

Music history of the Western tradition from its beginnings to about 1600. (Fall)

332 History of Western Music II (3:3)

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

Pr. MUS 101, 105, 135

Pr. or Coreq. MUS 102, 106

History of Western art music traditions from the early Christian era to about 1750. (Fall)

333 History of Western Music III (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 332, or permission of instructor

History of Western art music traditions from about 1750 to the present. (Spring)

335 Music for the Preschool Child (2:2:1)

Pr. junior standing, or permission of instructor

Overview of purposes and content of music experiences for children from birth to four years. Developmentally appropriate teaching materials, methods, approaches, strategies, and instructional theories informing best practices are emphasized. (Fall)

338 Exploring Musical Cultures (1–3)

Pr. to be determined by needs of specific trip

Course is used for music-study trips. Offered only when a course accompanies a specific trip.

343 *Music Cultures of the World (3:3)

GE Core: GPR

GE Marker: GN

Survey of major world music cultures moving from Africa through the Middle East, Iran, India, Indonesia, Japan, China, and America. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

347 Casella Sonfonietta (1:0:1–2)

Pr. permission of instructor

Coreq. MUS 393 or 391

May be repeated every semester provided different repertoire is selected.

Performance of conducted chamber literature for winds, strings, and percussion from all areas, including contemporary works for this medium. (All)

348 Chamber Music (1:0:1)

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated every semester provided different repertoire is selected.

Group study and performance of selected chamber music literature/jazz combo literature (nonconducted) with emphasis on development of independent chamber music performance skills. Personnel and repertoire assigned by performance faculty. (All)

350 *Electronic Music (3:2:2)

Pr. junior standing or permission of instructor

Introductory course in electronic composition. Lecture and laboratory experience. Projects involving analog synthesis, tape techniques, computer and MIDI control of electronic instruments. (Fall)

354 Modern Asia Through Its Music (3:3)

GE Core: GPR

GE Marker: GN

Exploration of modern Asian music and culture. Examines relationships between music and national identity, ethnicity, politics, colonialism, religion, and other cultural phenomena in East, South, and Southeast Asia. (Alt Spring)

356 General Music in the Secondary Schools (2:2:1)

Pr. passed Praxis I, or 1100+ combined math and verbal SAT score, and junior standing, or permission of instructor

An overview of current approaches to teaching general music in middle and secondary school (6–12) with emphasis on teaching strategies and materials. Includes supervised teaching practicum. (Spring)

357 Marching Band Techniques (2:2:1)

Pr. passed Praxis I or 1100+ combined math and verbal SAT score, and junior standing, or permission of instructor

Study of marching band techniques, including drill design, auxiliary units, personnel and equipment management. (Fall)

361 Music for the Classroom Teacher (2:2:1)

Pr. junior standing or permission of instructor

Elementary school music program and its place in curriculum. Emphasis on music fundamentals, materials, teaching techniques, and interrelationship of the arts. Required for elementary education majors. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

363 Teaching Strings Laboratory (2:1:3)

Pr. admission to Music Education major or permission of instructor

Class instruction in orchestral bowed string instruments. Covers performance, pedagogy, and literature for teaching at elementary/intermediate level. Required: instrumental music education majors. (Fall & Spring)

364 Teaching Brass Laboratory (2:1:3)

Pr. admission to Music Education major or permission of instructor

Class instruction in brass instruments. Covers performance, pedagogy, and literature for teaching at elementary level. Required: instrumental music education majors. (Fall & Spring)

365 Teaching Woodwinds Laboratory (2:1:3)

Pr. admission to Music Education major or permission of instructor

Class instruction in woodwind instruments. Covers performance, pedagogy, and literature for teaching at elementary/intermediate level. Required: instrumental music education majors. (Fall & Spring)

366 Teaching Percussion Laboratory (2:1:3)

Pr. admission to Music Education major or permission of instructor

Class instruction in orchestral basic percussion instruments. Covers performance, pedagogy, and literature for teaching at elementary level. Required: instrumental music education majors. (Fall & Spring)

367A General Music in the Elementary School (3:3:1)

Pr. passed Praxis I or 1100+ combined math and verbal SAT score, and junior standing, or permission of instructor

An overview of music curriculum (K–5) with emphasis on theories of learning and development in relation to music; teaching strategies and materials; includes supervised teaching practicum. (Fall)

367B Foundations of Teaching Instrumental Music (3:3:1)

Pr. passed Praxis I or 1100+ combined math and verbal SAT score, MUS 363, 364, 365, 366, and junior standing, or permission of instructor

Philosophies and methods of organizing and teaching instrumental music in the schools. Includes planning and implementing pedagogic techniques in laboratory sessions. (Spring)

368 Instrument Repair (1:0:3)

Pr. MUS 363, 364, 365, 366; or permission of instructor

Mechanics of brass, woodwind, percussion, and stringed instruments, plus laboratory time to develop skills in repairing instruments. (Fall & Spring)

372 Instrumental Conducting I (1:0:2)

Introductory course in instrumental conducting. Emphasis on baton technique and non-verbal communication. (Fall)

375 Opera Performance Techniques (2:2:2)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit.

Techniques for the singer-actor; study of the materials and nature of music theatre; development of basic skills required in opera/ music theatre. (Fall)

376 Period Music Ensembles (1–2:0:2)

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated provided different repertoire is selected.

Performance of conducted and nonconducted period (Renaissance through Contemporary) literature. (Fall & Spring)

377 World Music Ensembles (1–2:0:2)

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated provided different repertoire is selected.

Performance of conducted and nonconducted world music literature. (Fall & Spring)

380 Women’s Choir (1:0:3)

Pr. membership by audition

May be repeated for credit.

Choral organization for graduate and undergraduate women’s voices. (Fall & Spring)

381A Men’s Glee Club (1:0:3)

Pr. membership by audition

May be repeated for credit.

Choral organization for graduate and undergraduate men’s voices. (Fall & Spring)

381B Women’s Glee Club (1:0:3)

Pr. membership by audition

May be repeated for credit.

Choral organization for graduate and undergraduate women’s voices. (Fall & Spring)

382 University Chorale (1:0:3)

Pr. membership by audition

May be repeated for credit.

Mixed choral organization of approximately 50 graduate and undergraduate singers. (Fall & Spring)

384 Keyboard Accompanying (1:0:3)

Pr. 284/285 or permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit 4 semesters.

Students are assigned vocal and/or instrumental students to accompany with literature appropriate to the student’s level. Fulfills large ensemble requirement for keyboard performance majors. (Fall & Spring)

388 Chamber Singers (1:0:3)

May be repeated for credit.

Select mixed vocal ensemble of 16 graduate and advanced undergraduate singers. (Fall & Spring)

391 University Symphony Orchestra (1:0:4)

May be repeated for credit.

Full symphony orchestra, performance of important works from symphonic repertoire of eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. (Fall & Spring)

393 University Wind Ensemble (1:0:4)

May be repeated for credit.

Wind ensemble for advanced students. Performance of appropriate wind ensemble works from all eras. (Fall & Spring)

394A Symphonic Band (1:0:3)

May be repeated for credit.

Performance of literature from all eras, including contemporary works for this medium. (Fall & Spring)

394B University Band (1:0:3)

May be repeated for credit.

Performance of literature from all eras, including contemporary works for this medium. (Fall & Spring)

395 Jazz Laboratory Ensemble (1:0:3)

Pr. membership by audition

May be repeated for credit.

Performance of literature encompassing all of the jazz idioms with emphasis on contemporary composition. (Fall & Spring)

396 Studio Ensemble (1:0:3 or 1:0:2)

Pr. membership by audition

May be repeated for credit.

Participation by audition in conducted studio ensembles appropriate to the individual's performance area. Contact the School of Music for a list of studio ensembles and specific audition requirements. (Fall & Spring)

400 Recital (0)

Coreq. 451

Presentation of a varied program of music. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

401 Jazz Piano Skills (1:1)

Pr. 103 and 134

This course teaches the basic piano chord voicings of standard jazz compositions. (Fall)

402 Seminar in Career Development (2:2)

Pr. junior-level or higher music majors only

Study of issues related to career choices, including job searching/resumé, preparation, evaluation, auditions, touring, making a CD, copyright laws, publication, preparing for graduate school, grant presentations. (Spring)

403 String Instrument Pedagogy (3:3)

Pr. MUS 351 performance level on bowed string instrument or permission of instructor

Survey of methods and materials utilized in the teaching and performing of string instruments. (Odd Spring)

404 Woodwind Pedagogy (3:3)

Pr. MUS 351 performance level on principal woodwind instrument or permission of instructor

A survey of methods and materials utilized in the teaching and performing of woodwind instruments with special focus on the principal instrument. (Even Spring)

407 Brass Instrument Pedagogy (3:3)

Pr. MUS 351 performance level on principal brass instrument or permission of instructor

Survey of methods and materials utilized in the performance and teaching of brass instruments. (Odd Fall)

408 Percussion Pedagogy (3:3)

Pr. MUS 351 performance level as percussion major or principal or permission of instructor

Survey of methods and materials utilized in the teaching and performing of percussion instruments. (Even Fall)

409 Jazz Pedagogy (3:3)

Pr. MUS 103, 202, 206, or permission of instructor

Principles of jazz interpretation, improvisation, and arranging. Procedures of organizing and administering jazz programs. Survey of jazz study materials. (Even Fall)

412 Piano Pedagogy I (3:3)

Pr. keyboard principal or major or permission of instructor

Survey of current piano teaching philosophies, methods, and materials and their application for private and group instruction. Supervised teaching of beginning piano students. (Fall)

413 Piano Literature I (3:3)

Pr. upper division students or permission of instructor

Survey of piano literature from ca. 1760–1825, with a preliminary investigation of music for other keyboard instruments from earliest extant sources. (Odd Fall)

414 Piano Literature II (3:3)

Pr. upper division students or permission of instructor

Survey of piano literature from ca. 1825 to present. (Even Spring)

415 Organ Literature (3:3)

Survey of organ literature from sixteenth century to present. (Occ)

416 Piano Technique, A Pedagogical Survey (3:3)

Pr. 351 level or above in piano performance studies, or permission of the instructor

A chronological survey of theories of piano technique from the clavier methods of the early eighteenth century to the present. (Odd Fall)

417 Piano Pedagogy II (3:3)

Pr. keyboard principal or major or permission of instructor

Survey of intermediate and moderately advanced teaching literature with emphasis on basic pedagogical approaches to technique, style, and interpretation. Procedures for teaching functional skills. Supervised teaching experience. (Spring)

419 Choral Laboratory II (2:1:2)

Pr. 206, 319, or 372; or permission of instructor

Supervised practice in conducting choral rehearsals; comparative study of rehearsal procedures and of choral objectives; continued study of choral repertory. (Spring)

422 Guitar Literature (3:3)

Pr. two years of classical guitar study or equivalent

Survey of guitar literature from Renaissance to present; detailed study of lute tablatures, instrument construction, and development of technique. (Occ)

423 Jazz Arranging I (3:3)

Pr. 103, 201, 205, 206

Beginning study of language and techniques employed in arranging music for various jazz ensembles. (Odd Fall)

424 Jazz Arranging II (3:3)

Pr. 202, 203, 206, 423; or permission of instructor

Advanced study of techniques and disciplines employed in arranging for jazz ensembles. (Even Spring)

425 *Music of Sub-Saharan Africa (3:3)

GE Marker: GN

Study of traditional and popular musics in Africa in relationship to social and historical contexts. Topics include regional styles, performers’ roles, instruments, concepts and uses of music, and performance contexts.

431 Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology (3:3)

This course with rotating topics will examine particular music traditions and current issues in the field of ethnomusicology beyond the survey level. Topics may focus on geographical areas (Africa, Indonesia, Native American, etc.) or theoretical/methodological issues (Music and Gender, Music and Identity, Popular Music, Fieldwork, etc.).

434 American Music (3:3)

GE Core: GHP

CAR: GMO

Pr. 101 and 105, or permission of instructor

History of music in America. Psalmody, ballads, spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz, bluegrass, musical theater, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and Native American music. (Spring)

435 Percussion Literature (3:3)

Pr. upper division percussion majors or permission of instructor

Survey of percussion literature from the medieval era to the present emphasizing the role of percussion in various musical settings. (Odd Spring)

436 Band Literature (3:3)

Band literature and origins of the band emphasizing its import and expanded cultivation during past century in United States and Europe. (Odd Spring)

437 String and Keyboard Chamber Literature (3:3)

Pr. upper division students or permission of instructor

Survey of string and piano chamber music literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Emphasis on historical perspectives, performance of representative works, and score analysis. (Odd Fall)

449 Applied Performance Practice and Literature (3:3)

Pr. MUS 332 or permission of instructor

May be repeated when topic varies.

Explores performance practice issues in 17th–19th century music. Students investigate period and secondary sources, apply them to their instrument/voice, and create lecture-recitals based on chosen works. Topics vary. (Fall & Spring)

450 Electroacoustic Music Composition (3:3:3)

Pr. 350 or 550, or permission of instructor

Further exploration of compositional concepts dealing with MIDI, sound synthesis, and multitracking basic recording techniques. Includes emphasis on live, interactive electronic music resources including Max/MSP, C-sound, Reaktor, and others. (Spring)

460 History of Jazz (3:3)

Pr. 206, 301, 331, 332, 333

Chronological survey of jazz music and jazz history. Introduction to standard reference works and investigation of socio-cultural aspects. (Even Spring)

463 Advanced String Methods (2:2)

Pr. passed Praxis I or 1100+ combined math and verbal SAT score, and MUS 363, or permission of instructor

Overview of classroom methods teaching for teaching strings with am emphasis on advanced skills on secondary string instruments. (Fall)

464 Choral Music in the Secondary School (3:3:1)

Pr. passed Praxis I or 1100+ combined math and verbal SAT score, and senior standing, or permission of instructor; admission to Teacher Education

Survey of choral music instruction in secondary school, including evaluation of materials, development of teaching and rehearsal strategies, and organization of choral music program; includes supervised teaching practicum. Required of all choral/general music education majors. (Fall)

465 Student Teaching in Music (10)

Pr. 464 or 467; senior standing; admission to the professional semester for student teaching

Coreq. 466, 468, 469

Intensive, field-based internship in school music education. Includes practical applications of previous course work in supervised settings. Taught as Speaking Intensive Course. (Fall & Spring)

466 Seminar for Student Teachers (0:0:1)

Coreq. 465, 468, 469

Forum providing special education opportunities in conjunction with student teaching experiences. Emphasis placed on professional aspects of teaching. Required: student teachers. (Fall & Spring)

467 Instrumental Music in the Schools (3:2:2)

Pr. passed Praxis I or 1100+ combined math and verbal SAT score, senior standing, MUS 363, 364, 365, 366, 367B, and admission to teacher education

Methods of teaching instrumental music, including study of administrative procedures, repertoire, personnel, and resources; application of music teaching techniques. (Fall)

468 Teaching Music in a Multicultural Population (1:1)

GE Marker: GN

Coreq. concurrent enrollment in MUS 465 or permission of instructor

Seminar for prospective music teachers to develop understanding and teaching strategies for students in a broad spectrum of ethnic groups. (Fall & Spring)

469 Teaching Music to the Exceptional Child (1:1:1)

Coreq. concurrent enrollment in MUS 465 or permission of instructor

Seminar for beginning music educators to develop skills and acquire knowledge necessary to plan for and teach exceptional students in mainstreamed and self-contained music teaching and learning environments. (Fall & Spring)

470 Woodwind Literature (3:3)

Pr. MUS 351 performance level, or permission of instructor

Survey of woodwind solo and chamber literature, 17th century to the present. Emphasis on historical perspectives, woodwind genres, performance practice, performances of representative works, and score analysis. (Odd Spring)

471 String Solo Literature (3:3)

Pr. upper division string students, or permission of instructor

Survey of literature for the violin, viola, cello, and bass from the seventeenth century to the present. Emphasis on historical perspectives, score analysis, aspects of performance practice, and performance of representative compositions. (Even Fall)

472 Instrumental Conducting II (2:1:2)

Advanced conducting techniques, with emphasis on instrumental conducting. (Spring)

473 Brass Solo Literature (3:3)

Pr. 351 level or above in brass performance studies or consent of instructor

Survey of brass solo literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Emphasis on historical perspectives, aspects of performance practice techniques, performances of representative works, and score analysis. (Even Fall)

479 Music Education Workshop (1–3)

Pr. permission of School of Music, to be based upon appropriate academic or professional training

May be repeated once for credit if topic differs.

Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U

Activities and study involving specific experiences related to music education. Semester hours, duration, and subject emphasis for the course will vary as announced.

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

497 Directed Study in Music (1–3)

Pr. permission of supervising professor and Dean of School of Music

May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

Supervised research in advanced subject area resulting in written document or composition. Project outline (available in School of Music office) prepared by student and supervising professor and approved by Associate Dean and Dean of School of Music. A. Directed Study in Music Education; B. Directed Study in Performance, Composition, Theory; C. Directed Study in Music History and Literature. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

*Open to all University students