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School of Music
220 Music Building
(336) 334-5789

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Accelerated Master's Program for Music Majors | Aspects of Music Study | Honors in Music | Music Courses (MUS) | Music Education Major (BM) | Music Major (BA) | Music Minor | Performance Major (BM)

Faculty

Arthur R. Tollefson, Professor and Dean of School

James C. Prodan, Professor and Associate Dean

Professors Bass, Cox, Gutter, Hess (Covington Distinguished Professor of Music), Kiorpes, Locke, Lynam, Marsh, McCrickard, McIver, Sherbon; Associate Professors AsKew, Anderson, Bach, Burke, G. Carroll, W. Carroll, Di Piazza, Egekvist, Kohlenberg, LeFevre-Milholin, McCarty, McClaren, Masarie, Salmon, Sink, Stewart, Walker, Whittaker, Williams; Assistant Professors Barrett, Burns, Fadial, Holley, Leafstedt, Rawls, Shively, Walsh, Willis, Yoder-White; Lecturers Brown, DiFiglia, King, Linton, Mazzatenta, Scott

The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The requirements for entrance and graduation as set forth in this catalog are in accordance with the published regulations of the National Association of Schools of Music. The School of Music is the sole representative of the State of North Carolina to the National Association of Music Executives in State Universities.

The School of Music offers the only comprehensive music program from undergraduate through doctoral study in both performance and music education in North Carolina. Unlike either more specialized programs in conservatory-type institutions or more general curricula encountered in most departments of music, studies in the School of Music complement rigorous professional training with that broad liberal education necessary for students both to function as informed, responsible citizens and, concurrently, to communicate most effectively as musicians.

The Bachelor of Music Performance Major is a professional music degree which prepares students for future careers as performers, composers, and/or teachers; it requires students to spend approximately two-thirds of their time in music study. The Bachelor of Music Music Education Major prepares students for positions as choral directors or teachers of general music (principal performance area usually voice, piano, or organ) or for positions as instrumental directors (principal performance area in orchestral or band instruments) in public schools; it requires students to spend approximately two-thirds of their time in music and teacher licensure study. The Bachelor of Arts Music Major is a liberal arts degree which provides valuable undergraduate preparation for a variety of careers; it requires students to spend approximately one-third of their time in music study. Exceptions to prescribed degree programs must have written approval of the Dean of the School of Music.

All prospective music majors and minors must audition for members of the music faculty for acceptance into the School of Music and for approval of the major or principal performance area. Such auditions should be arranged in advance through the School of Music; taped auditions are acceptable only if distance prohibits a personal audition. Composition majors should submit scores and/or recordings of completed compositions. Successful audition/composition submission results are valid for one calendar year.

 

 

Aspects of Music Study

Performance Studies

Throughout the four years of undergraduate enrollment, music students will study in one or more performance studies areas: keyboard, voice, strings, winds, percussion, or composition. This study will include private instruction in the major or principal performance area, some group instruction, and work in a secondary performance area (instruments, voice, composition or advanced conducting) outside the major or principal area.

Requirements in performance studies are defined both by proficiency level and credit hours. The level of study for each semester is determined by faculty committees in "jury examinations." Specific requirements for these examinations are provided by the faculty in each performance area.

Music majors enroll each semester in the major or principal instrument for two or three credit hours as determined by the performance faculty. Secondary performance study or performance study by most minors and non-majors normally grants one credit. Music majors assigned instruction in performance studies must simultaneously carry a minimum of two three-credit music courses.

Majors, principals, and minors will be assigned to MUS 151-451 (1-3 credits) for performance studies. Students who are not music majors or minors may enroll for performance study subject to the availability of space. Advance approval must be obtained from the School of Music. Neither noncredit nor audit registration in performance studies is permitted.

Performance Activities

B.M. students will participate in one or more large ensembles in their area each semester according to degree requirements. Any student enrolled for two or more credits of performance studies must co-register for a large ensemble (MUS 380, 381A & B, 382, 384, 388, 391, 393, 394, 395, 396D, 396I). Each year advanced voice students may apply for roles in the performances of opera and musical theatre which the School of Music presents in cooperation with the Department of Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre. Advanced students also have opportunities to perform in the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and/or other professional ensembles, to serve as church organists, vocal soloists, and directors, and to participate in orchestras hired locally for touring events appearing in the community.

Community Opportunities

Living in the artistically thriving Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point "Triad" region, students enjoy regular opportunities to attend and perform in concerts sponsored by such organizations as the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Greensboro Opera Company, and the Eastern Music Festival. In addition, they interact with some of the world's major artists who frequently schedule informal discussions, open rehearsals, and master classes at UNCG.

Facilities

The School of Music has just moved into a new $25.7 million building. Located as a prominent northeast "window" to the University at the corner of Market and McIver streets, the three-story, 130,000 square-foot facility is the costliest and second-largest structure ever built on campus.

The "state-of-the-art" building features a 350-seat recital hall; a 130-seat organ recital hall; instrumental, choral, and percussion rehearsal halls; a unified music library; a computer laboratory; classrooms; seminar-conference rooms; faculty studios/offices; practice facilities; an acoustics research laboratory; a psychoacoustics laboratory; an electronic piano laboratory; electronic music studios; a music education methods room; administrative offices; faculty and student lounges; and storage.

Students in instrumental areas, although encouraged to own the best possible instruments for their personal use, are afforded access to the school's large inventory of orchestral and keyboard instruments, including a new $400,000 Andover Tracker organ with 3 manuals, 35 ranks, and 30 stops.

Transfer Student Policy

Transfer students to the School of Music must follow the requirements for their major that are in effect during the semester of their initial registration at UNCG, regardless of which AULER catalog requirements are allowed.

Student Information Manual

Additional policies and regulations are found in the Student Information Manual. This manual is made available to all music students after entrance requirements are met. Adherence to the contents of this publication is the responsibility of the student.

Music in General Studies

Courses in introductory music appreciation, Afro-American music, non-western music and jazz appreciation are designed for the non-music major. Such courses may be taken either to satisfy degree requirements or as electives. The interested and qualified student may, with consent of the instructor, pursue study in other music courses as well (see pertinent course descriptions).

 

Music Major

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122-126 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

MUS 090 (4 semesters)

MUS 091 (7 semesters)

Available Concentrations & AOS Codes:

General Music, U602

Music History, U603

 

Requirements

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (45 hours)

All students in this program must meet the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). In addition, students in the General Music Concentration must elect two writing intensive courses, as defined and identified in the UNCG Undergraduate Bulletin within their AULER requirements. These students must complete six hours of the same foreign language. This may be accomplished by completing six hours of a new elementary foreign language, by completing six hours through the intermediate level of a previously studied foreign language, or by proficiency through the intermediate level.

Major Requirements for Both Concentrations

  1. Theory: MUS 101, 102, 105, 106, 201, 202, 205, 206, 301
  2. History: MUS 332 and 333; 331 or 334; 343 (fulfills NW requirement of AULER)
  3. Performance Studies: 10 semester hours including at least 2 at 351 level
  4. Class Piano: 4 semester hours through MUS 134 or proficiency

General Music Concentration

  1. Large Ensemble: 5 semester hours
  2. One 400-500 level music elective in history/literature, theory or pedagogy.
  3. Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for the degree

Music History Concentration

  1. Large Ensemble: 2 semester hours
  2. Collegium Musicum: 6 semester hours
  3. MUS 497C (6 semester hours) to culminate in a senior thesis; MUS 507; three of the following: MUS 511, 521, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 537, 538.
  4. Electives sufficient to complete the 126 semester hours required for the degree

 

Performance Major
Degree: Bachelor of Music

Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

MUS 090 (7 semesters)

MUS 091 (7 semesters)

Available Concentrations & AOS Codes:

Voice or an instrument, U619

Jazz Studies, U625 (a concentration in an instrument with emphasis on jazz)

Composition, U607 (a concentration in music composition with proficiency in at least one performance area required for acceptance)

 

Requirements

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (39 semester hours)

All students in this program must complete AULER requirements. Areas with specific requirements for this major are indicated below. See detailed listing of the complete AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

AULER Area/Required Courses and Semester Hours

Non-Western Studies (NW) 3
Required: MUS 343

Please note that waivers have been approved for this program in the areas of Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE), 3 hours, and Fine Arts (FA), 3 hours.

Major Requirements

Core courses for all three concentrations

  1. Theory: MUS 101, 102, 105, 106, 201, 202, 205, 206, 301
  2. Performance Studies: 12 semester hours

Voice or Instrument Concentration

  1. Major area Performance Studies: 10 semester hours beyond core requirement culminating in senior recital (at least 3 at 451 level)
  2. Secondary Performance Studies: 2 semester hours
  3. History: MUS 331, 332, 333, 343 (fulfills NW AULER requirement; see above)
  4. Large Ensemble: 8 semester hours (including 4 of MUS 384 for keyboard majors)
  5. Conducting: 1 semester hour
  6. History/Literature and Theory: 9 semester hours (two areas must be represented)
  7. Additional requirements as indicated below:

Guitar Students

    • Class Piano: 2 semester hours through MUS 134 or proficiency
    • Small Ensemble: 4 semester hours
    • Pedagogy: 3 semester hours
    • Music Electives: 6 semester hours

Harpsichord Students

    • MUS 284, 285, and 2 semester hours of 384
    • Collegium Musicum: 2 semester hours
    • Piano: 4 semester hours
    • Keyboard Harmony: 2 semester hours
    • MUS 530: 3 semester hours
    • Pedagogy: 3 semester hours
    • Music Electives: 4 semester hours

Orchestral Instrument Students

    • Class Piano: 2 semester hours through MUS 134 or proficiency
    • Small Ensemble: 4 semester hours
    • Pedagogy (string, woodwind, brass, or percussion): 3 semester hours
    • Music Electives: 6 semester hours

Organ Students

    • MUS 284, 285, and 4 semester hours of 384
    • Small Ensemble: 2 semester hours
    • Keyboard Harmony: 2 semester hours
    • Pedagogy: 3 semester hours
    • Music Electives: 6 semester hours

Piano Students

    • MUS 284, 285 and 4 semester hours of 384
    • Small Ensemble: 2 semester hours
    • Pedagogy: 3 semester hours
    • Keyboard Harmony: 2 semester hours
    • Music Electives: 6 semester hours

Voice Students

    • Class Piano: 2 semester hours through MUS 134 or proficiency
    • Diction: 4 semester hours
    • Vocal Repertory and Pedagogy: 7 semester hours (375, 513, 514, 541)
    • Music Electives: 2 semester hours
    • FRE 101, GER 101-102, and ITA 101 ( 6 hours may be used to fulfill AULER electives)

 

Jazz Studies Concentration

  1. Major area Performance Studies: 12 semester hours (beyond core requirement) culminating in senior recital of mainly jazz literature (must achieve 351 level in classical studies and at least 3 credits at 451 level in jazz studies)
  2. Secondary Performance Studies: 2 semester hours
  3. History: MUS 332 and 333; 331 or 334; 343 (fulfills NW AULER requirement)
  4. Class Piano (not required of keyboard principals): 2 semester hours through MUS 134 or proficiency
  5. MUS 395: 8 semester hours
  6. MUS 321, 322, 358, 372, 558, 560
  7. Music Electives: 5 semester hours

 

Composition Concentration

  1. Composition: 2 semester hours (beyond Performance Studies core requirement) culminating in senior recital (at least 3 semester hours at the 451 level)
  2. Principal Performance Area: 8 semester hours (must attain 351 level)
  3. History: MUS 332 and 333; 331 or 334; 343 (fulfills NW AULER requirement)
  4. Class Piano: 2 semester hours through MUS 134 or proficiency (not required of keyboard principals)
  5. Large Ensemble or 20th-Century Players: 8 semester hours
  6. Small Ensemble: 2 semester hours
  7. MUS 203, 350, 372, 472, 507, 508, 566
  8. Music Electives: 6 semester hours

 

Music Education Major (K-12 Licensure)
Degree: Bachelor of Music

Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

MUS 090 (7 semesters)

MUS 091 (7 semesters)

Available Concentrations & AOS Codes:

Choral/General Music Education, U626

Instrumental Music Education, U629

 

Requirements

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (39 semester hours)

All students in this program must complete AULER requirements. Areas with specific requirements for this major are indicated below. See detailed listing of the complete AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

AULER Area/Required Courses and Semester Hours

Non-Western Studies (NW) 3
Required: MUS 343
Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) 6
Required: PSY 121 and HEA 201

Please note that waivers have been approved for these programs in the areas of Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE), 3 hours, and Fine Arts (FA), 3 hours.

Major Requirements

Core Courses

  1. Theory: MUS 101, 102, 105, 106, 201, 202, 205, 206, 301
  2. History: MUS 332 and 333; 331 or 334; 343 (fulfills NW requirement of AULER; see above)
  3. Performance Studies: 12 semester hours (at least 2 at 351) culminating in a half recital during a semester enrolled at the 351 level. Keyboard students may fulfill the recital requirements by accompanying a half recital or chamber recital.
  4. Large Ensemble: 7 semester hours

 

Choral/General Music Education Concentration

Keyboard Students:

    • MUS 170, 171, 208, 319, 355, 356, 367a, 419, 464, 468, 469; select 2 credits from 270, 271, or 152 (secondary voice)
    • Class Voice: 2 semester hours
    • Secondary Voice: 3 semester hours
    • Music Electives: 2 semester hours

Voice Students:

    • MUS 170, 171, 208, 270, 271, 319, 355, 356, 367a, 419, 464, 468, 469
    • Class Piano: 2 semester hours through MUS 134 or proficiency
    • Secondary Piano: 3 semester hours (MUS 152, 252 & 352)
    • FRE 101, 102, or GER 101, 102
    • Music Electives: 2 semester hours

 

Instrumental Music Education Concentration

  1. MUS 209, 355, 357, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367b, 368, 372, 467, 468, 469, 472
  2. a. Wind, Percussion, or Bowed String Instrumental students: Class Piano: 2 semester hours through MUS 134 or proficiency
    b. Keyboard students: Secondary study of Wind, Percussion or Bowed String Instrument: 2 semester hours

 

Teacher Licensure Requirements

(See Teacher Education Programs for full explanation.)

  1. AULER requirements as identified within each major.
  2. HEA 201 Personal Health
  3. PSY 121 General Psychology
  4. ELC 381 The Institution of Education
  5. CUI 450 Psychological Foundations of Education
  6. CUI 470 Reading Education
  7. MUS 465 Student Teaching and 466 Student Teaching Seminar

 

Music Minor

Required: 21 semester hours in School of Music

  1. Theory: MUS 101, 102, 105, 106
  2. History: MUS 332
  3. Performance Studies: 4 semester hours (must satisfy requirements for entrance to 251 level)
  4. Large Ensemble: 4 semester hours
  5. Music Electives: 4 semester hours (may not use MUS 241)

 

Honors in Music

Requirements

  • Nine semester hours to consist of:
  • MUS 322H History of Western Music II
  • MUS 301H Theory V
  • HSS 490 Senior Honors Project

Under certain circumstances the School of Music Honors Panel may permit a 500-level course taken under the MUS 493H number to satisfy an honors requirement.

Qualifications

  • A declared Music Major
  • Maintenance of at least a 3.3 overall GPA

Recognition

The designation "Honors in Music" will be printed on the student's official transcript.
A music major may also complete the University Honors Program.

 

Accelerated Master's Program for Music Majors

Interested students should see Accelerated Master's Programs for Undergraduates for details about the BA in Music/MBA program requirements.

 

Music Courses (MUS)

Music courses marked with an asterisk (*) are open to all University students.

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

 

For Undergraduates

090 Convocation (0:1).

Weekly presentations by students, faculty and guests. See Student Information Manual. (FA,SP)

091 Recital Attendance (0).

Music Majors are required to attend an approved number of performances each semester. See Student Information Manual. (FA,SP)

101 *Music Theory I (2:3).

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

102 *Music Theory II (2:3).

Pr. 101, or permission of instructor.

Continued study of harmony within the diatonic major-minor system; exercises in part-writing and analysis. (SP,SU)

105 *Ear-Training I (1:2).

Music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of melody, rhythm, and triads. (FA,SP)

106 *Ear-Training II (1:2).

Pr. 105, or permission of instructor.

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

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. (FA,SP)

130 Class Guitar (1:0:2).

Pr. permission of School of Music to enroll.

  • May be repeated for credit.

Group instruction in functional guitar for beginning guitar students. (Not offered every year)

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 - FA,SP)

151-551 Performance Studies (.5-3:.5-2).

Pr. audition required.

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

Instruction on secondary instrument or in voice. (FA,SP,SU)

152-352 Performance Studies (.5-2:.5-1).

Instruction for non-majors or on secondary instrument or in voice. (FA,SP,SU)

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. (FA,SP)

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. (SP)

201 Music Theory III Musical Structure (2:3).

Pr. 102 or permission of instructor.

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. (FA,SP)

202 Music Theory IV Musical Structure (2:3).

Pr. 201, or permission of instructor.

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

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.

205 Ear-Training III (1:2).

Pr. 106, or permission of instructor.

More advanced music reading and dictation. Performance, aural recognition, and notation of melody, harmony, and two-voice counterpoint. (FA,SP)

206 Ear-Training IV (1:2).

Pr. 205, or permission of instructor.

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

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

Pr. admission to School of Music as a Choral/General Music Education major 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. (SP)

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. (SP)

214 *Jazz Appreciation (3:3).

AULER/CLER: FA, CFA

Introductory course designed to give the student new insights and general knowledge of all jazz styles. No musical training required.. (FA,SP,SU)

241 *Music Appreciation (3:3).

AULER/CLER: FA, CFA

  • 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. (FA,SP,SU)

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. (FA,SP)

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. (FA,SP)

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. (FA)

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. (SP)

300 Recital (0).

Coreq. 351.

Presentation of a varied program of music. (FA,SP,SU)

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 music from Debussy through Stravinsky, Webern, and others. (FA,SP)

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-FA,303-SP)

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. (FA)

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

Pr. 321 or permission of instructor.

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. Pr. successful completion of 101, 102, 105, 106, and attainment of the 251 level in applied music. Second semester: continued development of knowledge and skills present in 321 with emphasis on increased fluency and mastery. (321-even FA, 322-odd SP)

323 *The Arts as Human Experience (3:3).

AULER/CLER: FA, CFA

An examination of the meaning of the arts experience, including its historical and personal significance. Includes reading and related work in art, dance, drama, and music. (Same as ART 323, BCT 323, DCE 323)

331 History of Western Music I (3:3).

Music history of the Western tradition from its beginnings to about 1600. Pr. 333, or permission of instructor. (FA)

332 History of Western Music II (3:3).

Pr. 102, 106, or permission of instructor.

Music history of the Western tradition from about 1600 to about 1815, including a brief introduction to music before 1600. (FA,SP)

333 History of Western Music III (3:3).

Pr. 332, or permission of instructor.

Music history of the Western tradition from about 1815 to the present, including a brief introduction to music in America. (SP, SU)

334 History of Western Music IV (3:3).

Pr. 333, 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. (SP)

343 *Music of the Non-Western World (3:3).

AULER/CLER: NW, CNW

Survey of major world music cultures moving from Africa through the Middle East, Iran, India, Indonesia, Japan, China, and the Americas. (FA,SP,SU)

344 *Afro-American Music (3:3).

Historical survey of the musical contributions of Black Americans beginning with oral traditions of Africa and culminating with jazz and music of contemporary Black American composers. Does not require previous musical training. (Not offered every year)

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. (FA,SP)

355 Computers and Electronic Media in the Music Classroom (1:0:1).

Pr. admission to the School of Music.

Experience in the use of computers including software packages and electronic technology for successful use in music teaching. (FA,SP)

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

Pr. 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. (SP)

357 Marching Band Techniques (2:2:1).

Pr. junior standing or permission of instructor.

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

358 Jazz Arranging I (3:3).

Pr. 201, 205.

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

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. (FA,SP,SU)

363 Teaching Strings Laboratory (2:1:3).

Pr. admission to School of Music 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. (SP)

364 Teaching Brass Laboratory (2:1:3).

Pr. admission to School of Music or permission of instructor.

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

365 Teaching Woodwinds Laboratory (2:1:3).

Pr. admission to School of Music 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. (FA)

366 Teaching Percussion Laboratory (2:1:3).

Pr. admission to School of Music 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. (SP)

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

Pr. 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. (FA)

367b Foundations of Teaching Instrumental Music (3:3:1).

Pr. 363, 364, 365, 366, 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. (SP)

368 Band Instrument Repair (1:0:3).

Pr. instrumental methods courses and/or performance knowledge of band instruments.

Mechanics of wind and percussion instruments, plus laboratory time to develop skills in repairing instruments. (SP)

372 Instrumental Conducting I (1:0:2).

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

375 Opera Performance Techniques (2:2:2).

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. (FA)

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. (FA,SP)

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. (FA,SP)

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. (FA,SP)

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. (FA,SP)

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. (FA,SP)

388 Chamber Singers (1:0:3).

  • May be repeated for credit.

Select mixed vocal ensemble of 16 graduate and advanced undergraduate singers. (FA,SP)

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. (FA,SP)

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. (FA,SP)

394 University Concert Band (1:0:3).

  • May be repeated for credit.

Performance of literature from all eras, including contemporary works for this medium. (FA,SP)

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. (FA,SP)

396 Small Ensemble (1:0:3) or (1:0:2).

Pr. membership by audition.

  • May be repeated for credit.

Participation by advanced students in trios, quartets, and other ensembles appropriate to the performance area. Includes Collegium Musicum, Jazz Ensemble, Contemporary Chamber Players, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band (Spring semester), Opera Chorus, Show Choir, World Music Ensemble. (FA,SP)

400 Recital (0).

Coreq. 451.

Presentation of a varied program of music. (FA,SP,SU)

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 SP)

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 SP)

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 FA)

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 FA)

409 Jazz Pedagogy (3:3).

Pr. MUS 202, 206, or consent of instructor.

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

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. (FA)

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

Pr. 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. (FA)

465 Student Teaching in Music (10).

Pr. 464 or 467, senior standing, admission to the professional semester for student teaching, concurrent registration in 466, 468, 469.

Intensive, field-based internship in school music education. Includes practical applications of previous coursework in supervised settings. (FA,SP)

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

Pr. concurrent enrollment in 465, 468, 469.

Forum providing special education opportunities in conjunction with student teaching experiences. Emphasis placed on professional aspects of teaching. Required: student teachers. (FA,SP)

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

Pr. senior standing, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367B; admission to teacher education.

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

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

Pr. 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. (FA,SP)

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

Pr. 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. (FA,SP)

472 Instrumental Conducting II (2:1:2).

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

479 Music Education Workshop (1 to 3).

Pr. consent 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. Credit hours, duration, and subject emphasis for the course will vary as announced. (Formerly MUS 579)

493 Honors Work (3-6).

Pr. see prerequisites under Honors Program, XXX 493

  • May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes. (FA,SP,SU)

497 Directed Study in Music (1 to 3).

Pr. consent 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. (FA,SP,SU)

 

For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

Courses in the 500 and 600 groups may not be available every year. Please inquire at School of Music for schedule. 600 level courses are not available for undergraduate students unless qualified for dual registration.

500 Organ Pedagogy (3:3).

Pr. junior, senior, or graduate keyboard major or principal.

A study and evaluation of procedures used in the teaching of organ. Emphasis on skills and techniques through exercises and literature. (Not offered every year.)

501 Piano Pedagogy I (3:3).

Pr. keyboard principal or major or consent 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. (Even FA)

502 Piano Pedagogy II (3:3).

Pr. keyboard principal or major or consent 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.

507 Modal Counterpoint (3:3).

Pr. 202 and 206 or consent of instructor.

Contrapuntal techniques and standard forms of Renaissance sacred vocal repertoire. Analysis of music by such composers as Josquin, Palestrina, and Lassus. Standard writing techniques of motet and mass; aural training. (SP)

508 Tonal Counterpoint (3:3).

Pr. 202 and 206 or consent of instructor.

Contrapuntal techniques and standard forms of the middle and late Baroque. Analysis of music by composers from Corelli to Bach, composition in representative forms, and aural training. (FA)

509 Analysis and Interpretation of Music (3:3).

Pr. 301 or consent of instructor.

Principles of musical interpretation as applied to representative works from eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Emphasis on derivation of rational bases for interpretive decisions, based on musical analysis. (Not offered every year.)

511 *History of Opera (3:3).

Pr. 331, 332 and 333 or consent of instructor.

Principal opera composers and styles from Monteverdi to the present; analytical study of selected major works. (Odd SP)

513a, 514a Song Repertory I, II: Voice (1:0:2), (1:0:2).

Pr. Voice 251 and courses in the grammar and/or the phonetics of the language (German for 513a, French for 514a), or permission of instructor.

  • Each semester may be repeated once for credit.
  • Open to junior, senior, and graduate music majors.

Class study of selected songs with emphasis on stylistic elements. First semester: German Lieder from Haydn through Strauss. Second semester: French song from Berlioz to present; modern English and American songs. (513a-FA, 514a-SP)

513b, 514b Song Repertory I, II: Piano (1:0:2), (1:0:2).

Pr. Piano 251 or consent of instructor.

  • Each semester may be repeated once for credit.
  • Open to junior, senior, and graduate music majors.

Class study of selected songs with emphasis on stylistic elements. First semester: German Lieder from Haydn through Strauss. Second semester: French song from Berlioz to present; modern English and American songs. (513b-FA, 514b-SP)

515 Piano Literature I (3:3).

Pr. keyboard majors or principals at junior, senior, or graduate level or consent 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 FA)

516 Piano Literature II (3:3).

Pr. keyboard majors or principals at junior, senior, or graduate level or consent of instructor.

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

521 *History of Art Song (3:3).

Pr. 333 or consent of instructor.

Detailed study of art songs representative of various styles and periods from 1650 to the present. Emphasis on musical and poetic considerations and stylistic development of the major composers of the Lied and melodie. (Odd FA)

522 *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. (Not offered every year.)

525 Overview of Tonal Harmony and Form (3:3).

Pr. permission of instructor.

  • For graduates and undergraduates: credit does not apply toward graduation nor count in the student's GPA.

Review of tonal harmony, voice-leading, and form. (FA)

526 Overview of Western Music History (3:3).

Pr. permission of instructor.

  • For graduates and undergraduates: credit does not apply toward graduation nor count in the student's GPA.

Review of western European music history from the Greeks to the present day including the classical art tradition in America. (SP)

527 *Performance Practices of Western Music (3:3).

Pr. 331, 332, and 333 or consent of instructor.

Investigation from Middle Ages to present of the problems of performing music in historically correct manner. Emphasis on theoretical writings and on comparison of performances. (Not offered every year.)

528 *Choral Music since 1750 (3:3).

Pr. 332, 333 or consent of instructor.

Study of significant genres and major composers of choral music since 1750; detailed examination of selected masterworks. (Even FA)

529 *Renaissance Music (3:3).

Pr. 331 or consent of instructor.

Comprehensive, historical survey of music in fifteenth and sixteenth centuries with detailed study of representative composers evidenced in selected monumental works. Attention given to bibliography and discography for further study. (Even SP)

530 *The Baroque Period in Music (3:3).

Pr. 332 or consent of instructor.

Comprehensive, historical survey of music of Baroque era from Monteverdi through Bach and Handel with detailed study of styles of representative composers evidenced in selected monumental works. Attention given to bibliography and discography for further study. (Even FA)

531 *Classicism and Romanticism in Music: 1750-1850 (3:3).

Pr. 333 or consent of instructor.

Examination of major contributions of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Schumann, etc., to western traditions. Special attention given to development of music for symphony orchestra and piano. (Odd SP)

532 *The Post-Romantic Tradition in Music: 1850-1914 (3:3).

Pr. 333 or consent of instructor.

Study of developments in history of music from Wagner through early Schoenberg. Special attention given to changes in styles between music and other arts. (Odd FA)

533 *Twentieth-Century Music: 1890-1950 (3:3).

Pr. 333 or consent of instructor.

Survey of composers and musical styles which emerged in Europe and the Americas from impressionism through the beginnings of electronic music. (Even SP)

534 Music Since 1945 (3:3).

Pr. 333 or consent of instructor.

Study of creative trends and issues in music and related media in Europe and the United States since World War II. (Even FA)

535 Percussion Literature (3:3).

Pr. upper division undergraduate and graduate percussion majors.

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

536 *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 SP)

537 String and Keyboard Chamber Literature (3:3).

Pr. upper division undergraduate or graduate standing in performance studies or permission of the 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 FA)

538 *The Symphonic Tradition (3:3).

Pr. 332, 333 or consent of instructor.

Advanced study of symphonic styles and techniques from Baroque era to present. (Even SP)

540 Piano Teachers' Seminar (3:3).

  • May be repeated once for credit by degree students.

Piano literature, technique, and interpretation for teachers of piano. Specific course content described with each offering of the seminar. (Not offered every year.)

541 Principles of Vocal Pedagogy (3:3).

Pr. senior or graduate standing as a voice major or principal or consent of instructor.

Teaching process as applied to singing. Includes historical development and an examination and comparison of concepts and approaches past and present. (FA)

550 *Electronic Music (3:2:2).

Same as 350 above. Introductory course in electronic composition. Lecture and laboratory experience. (FA,SP)

558 Jazz Arranging II (3:3).

Pr. 201, 202, 203, 205, and 206 or graduate standing in music theory.

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

560 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 SP)

563 Band Arranging (3:3).

Arranging, editing, and rescoring for concert and marching bands for performance at various levels. (Not offered every year.)

566 Orchestration (3:3).

Advanced techniques in instrumental writing. Practical exercises in scoring and arranging for small and large ensembles, emphasizing orchestral instruments.

568 Organ Literature (3:3).

Survey of organ literature from sixteenth century to present. (Not offered every year.)

570 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. (Even SP)

571 String Solo Literature (3:3).

Pr. upper division and graduate 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 FA)

572 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 SP)

573 Brass Solo Literature (3:3).

Pr. 351 level or above in brass performance studies or permission 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 FA)

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate level courses.

 
 
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