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Music                            College of Arts and Sciences                                  Division of Performing and Digital Media Arts

Bachelor of Arts

General Music Option

Music Education Option (Single Field Major)

Performance Option

Minor

Music

 

Faculty

Rodney Butler,; Chair, Department of Music

Professors:  David Bradfield, Rodney Butler,  Hansonia Caldwell, Sally Etcheto,  Frances Steiner, Mark Waldrep

Studio and Adjunct Teachers:  David Bradfield (Composition and Piano), M.M. North Texas State University; Rodney Butler (Composition), Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara; David Champion (Trumpet), M.A. Columbia University; Anita Chang (Piano), D.M. A. University of Texas at Austin; Donna Clarke (Flute), B.MusEd Northwestern University; William Davila (Guitar), M.M. California State University, Los Angeles; Sally Etcheto (Voice), D.M.A. University of Southern California; Danny Grissett (Jazz Studies), M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts; Rona Klinghoffer (Voice), M.M. Julliard School of Music; Teri Mason (Flute), B.M. California State University, Fullerton; Joseph Mitchell (Percussion), M.F.A. University of California Los Angeles;  Patrick Morvan (Acoustic & Electric Bass), B.A. California State University, Los Angeles; David Nivans (Musicology), Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles; Jacquelinie Paquette (Music Education), M.A. University of California Los Angeles; Jacqueline Shannon (Horn), D.M.A. University of Washington; Konstantin Sirounian (Piano), Doctorate Moscow State Conservatory; Diana Steiner (Violin), B.M. Curtis Institute of Music; Frances Steiner (Cello), D.M.A. University of Southern California; Joseph Stone (Woodwinds), M.A. University of Southern California; Mark Waldrep (Composition), Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles.

Melodee A CJ Wilcox, Division Secretary

Division Office:  LCH E-303, (310) 243-3543

Emeriti Faculty

Marshall Bialosky, David Champion

 

Program Description

The music program is affiliated with the Division of Performing and Digital Media Arts at CSU Dominguez Hills. 

Students majoring in music with an option in audio recording, or electronic music synthesis may choose the minor in music.  Note that students may not double-count a course for both a major and a minor within this department.

A Master of Arts in Humanities is offered by the School of Humanities and Fine Arts.  It is possible to have an emphasis in music while broadening your knowledge in the other humanities. 

The objectives of the music program are:

1.   to  offer music courses for both the General Education program and the department that develop cultural knowledge and professional skills.

2.   to provide each music student with a broad knowledge of music history and theory.

3.   to improve the musicianship skills of each music student.

4.   to give students opportunities for hands-on experience with current music and media-related technologies.

5.   to provide music students with career-oriented skills for use in the music industry.

6.   to provide courses appropriate for the training of music teachers for studios and private and public schools.

7.   to provide opportunities for the entire University community to experience music as a means of personal fulfillment.

 

Features

The Music Program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Ste. 21, Reston, VA, 22090.  The Program is distinguished by the wide range of possible experiences it offers the student: performance, composition, conducting, music history, world music, music for children, electronic music synthesis, audio recording, music for the theater, jazz, popular and gospel.

The program also is characterized by a close interaction between students and faculty.  The size and quality of the department offers all of the advantages of a small, private university at a state supported university.  Student recitals each semester give the faculty the opportunity to monitor the progress of each student. 

Students are encouraged to attend concerts and recitals on campus and in the community. Los Angeles has an outstanding Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Musical Theater.

The Department of Music  is housed in the La Corte Hall Building, which contains the Marvin Laser Recital Hall, an audio recording and music synthesis complex of studios, a large rehearsal room for orchestra and band, theory and history classroom, piano classroom and a number of teaching studios. Practice rooms are available in the nearby Educational Resource Center.  Musical events also are held in the 485-seat University Theatre.

The Audio Recording and Music Synthesis (ARMS) facilities consists of three interconnected rooms.  Students work on 24-track, 16-track, and 8-track facilities that include analog and digital recording equipment.  The control room features digital mixing consoles by Mackie and Ramsa/Panasonic and analog mixing on a Soundcraft 2400. Analog recording is done on a 2" Sony JH-24 track tape machine with 24 channels of Dolby SR noise reduction.  Digital recording is done on Alesis ADATs and TASCAM DA-88s linked directly to Macintosh G4 computers.   Multirack, direct-to-disk recording is done on three Digidesign Pro-Tools® Systems, and one Sonic Solutions® system.  Computer-based MIDI/Digital Audio Recording is done with Cubase® and Studio Vision Pro®.  Two track mastering formats include DAT, Audio CD, and MP3.  An assortment of professional studio microphones includes models by Neumann, AKG, Shure, and Bruel & Kajer.  The MIDI/SMPTE-based production facilities include 3/4" and 1/2" video synchronization.  Numerous MIDI keyboards and expander modules are available for production including a Roland A-90 88 key weighted controller linked to various modules including an Emu EIII, and numerous other modules by Oberhiem, Yamaha, Alesis, Casio.

Financial aid and scholarships are available through the Office of Financial Aid.  Several scholarships are specifically for music majors and require special application to the Department of Music.  Auditions for scholarships are usually held in April. The Music Department Scholarship provides support to students who excel in music performance.  The Lou Bell Memorial Scholarship also provides funds to music performers.  The Jubilee Choir Scholarship is a grant to a voice major.  The Mary L. & Frederick C. Peters Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to orchestral musicians.  The Panosian Grant provides up to $1,400 to outstanding performers of orchestral instruments.  Mu Phi Epsilon, the Honorary Music Fraternity, offers scholarships to members on the basis of grade point average, music performance and service to the department and fraternity.  Two additional scholarships include the Marshall Bialosky Endowment Scholarship fund and a cash award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

 

Academic Advisement

Students and prospective students who have chosen CSU Dominguez Hills for the study of music should seek academic advisement from a Department of Music faculty member at the earliest opportunity.

 

Preparation

High school students preparing for university music study should take every opportunity to study and perform music.  High school participation in band, orchestra, chorus, chamber ensembles and musical theater productions is highly recommended.  In addition, private piano lessons, as well as vocal or instrumental lessons, will help to provide the incoming student with the basic musical skills and performance competencies necessary for success in pursuing
a university degree in music. 

Community college transfer students preparing for university music study should be sure that their program is paralleling equivalent courses being offered to freshman and sophomore music majors at CSU Dominguez Hills.

 

Career Possibilities

Graduates currently are working in the following fields:  music teaching; private music teaching in music stores, studios and in the home; community college teaching; recording studio engineering; radio station sound engineering; MIDI programming and audio/video post production; designing and manufacturing music synthesizers; arts administration; symphony orchestra performance; opera performance; church music composition and performance; church choir direction; music buying and music store management; popular music and jazz performance; gospel music performance and composition.  Some graduates have elected to continue postgraduate study in the areas of teaching, musicology, composition, performance and conducting.

 

Graduation with Honors

Undergraduate students may be candidates for graduation with Honors in Music if they meet the following criteria:

1.   A minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills.

2.  A minimum grade point average of 3.5 in all courses used to satisfy the upper division requirements for the Music major.

3.  Recommendation by the faculty of the Department of Music.

 

 

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements.  A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division. 

 

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

 

General Education Requirements (54-60 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

 

United States History, Constitution                                  and American Ideals Requirement (6 units)

See the "United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals" requirements in the University Catalog.  Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education .

 

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

 

Minor Requirements

Students completing this major will need to complete a minor in another field.  However, when taking the Music Education Option, no minor is required.

Major Requirements  (52-64 units)

Students must select one of the options listed.  The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

A.  Recommended Courses

1.   Lower Division

PHY 100.        Patterns in Nature (3)

MUS 100.       Concert Music I (1)

MUS 120.       Beginning Voice Class (1)

MUS 121.       Beginning Piano Class (1)

MUS 122.       Beginning Guitar Class (1)[I]

MUS 180.       Individual Lessons (1)

MUS 200.       Concert Music II (1)

MUS 220.       Intermediate Voice Class (1)

MUS 221.       Intermediate Piano Class (1)

MUS 222.       Intermediate Guitar Class (1) [I]

MUS 280.       Individual Lessons (1) and

                        Foreign language study in French, German
or Italian.

2.   Upper Division

      Music majors are encouraged to broaden their knowledge
of music by taking a variety of upper division electives in music.  Courses beyond the minimum requirements will give a broader base for later professional development.

 

B.  Common Core Requirements (26-29 units)

1.   Lower Division Required Courses (16-19 units)

MUS 101.       Introducing Music (3)

MUS 110.       Music Fundamentals (3) and/or

MUS 111.      Introduction to Music Theory (3)

MUS 209.       Musicianship Skills (1,1)

MUS 210.       Music Theory I (3)

MUS 211.       Music Theory II (3)

2.   Upper Division Required Courses (10 units)

MUS 309.       Advanced Musicianship Skills (1,1)

MUS 310.       Advanced Music Theory I (3)

MUS 311.       Advanced Music Theory II (3)

 

NOTE:  A minimum of two ensembles are required.

 

C.  Additional requirements for ALL music majors

1.   Ensemble Requirement:  Participate in one of the University’s performing ensembles during each semester of full-time residency. Part-time students (6 units or less) need only participate in an ensemble every other semester.  At least half of these ensemble units must be in orchestra, chorus or jazz ensemble (for Music Education option at least half of the ensemble units must be in orchestra or chorus).  The remaining ensemble units may be in other ensembles.

2.  Musicianship Proficiency Exam:  Requires students to demonstrate a level of musicianship skills appropriate for a university graduate majoring in music.  These skills include sight-reading, dictation, and aural comprehension of the common elements of music—rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture and dynamics. Every graduating student will be required to pass a musicianship proficiency examination or have a record of at least two semester units of Advanced Musicianship Skills (MUS 309) with a grade of B or better.

 

General Music Option (53 units)

A.  Recommended Courses

MUS 300.     Concert Music III (1)

MUS 400.     Concert Music IV (1)

MUS 401.     Afro-American Music (3)

 

B.  Common Core Requirements (26 units)

 

C.  Lower Division Requirements

      Performance Placement Exam on major instrument or voice.

 

D.  Upper Division Required Courses (27 units)

MUS 301.     Music in World Cultures (3) [I]

MUS 315.     Counterpoint (3)

MUS 316.     Instrumentation (3)

MUS 385.     Medieval and Renaissance Music (3)

MUS 386.     Baroque and Classical Music (3)

MUS 402.     American Music (3) [I]

MUS 485.     Romantic Music (3)

MUS 486.     Twentieth Century Music (3) 

MUS 499.     Senior Project (3)

E.   Piano Proficiency Exam or a record of at least four semester units of piano instruction at an accredited institution within the last five years, with a grade of “B” or better.

 

Music Education Option (64 units)

Single Field Major - no minor required

This option does not require an additional academic minor outside the field of music.

A.  Recommended Courses

MUS 122.     Beginning Guitar Class (1) [I]

MUS 300.     Concert Music III (1)

MUS 301.     Music in World Cultures (3) [I]

MUS 379.     Music Theater Workshop III (1)

MUS 401.     Afro-American Music (3)

MUS 479.     Music Theater Workshop IV (1)

B.  Common Core Requirements (26 units)

 

C.  Lower Division Required Courses (2 units)

MUS 120.     Beginning Voice Class (1)

MUS 220.     Intermediate Voice Class (1) and

                      Performance Placement Exam on major instrument or voice.

 

D.  Upper Division Required Courses (36 units)

MUS 315.     Counterpoint (3)

MUS 316.     Instrumentation (3)

MUS 320.     Advanced Voice Class (1)

MUS 325.     Conducting (3)

MUS 340.     Music for Children (3) or

MUS 440.    Introduction to Orff Schulwerk (3)

MUS 380.     Individual Lessons (1,1)

MUS 385.     Medieval and Renaissance Music (3)

MUS 386.     Baroque and Classical Music (3)

MUS 420.     Vocal and Choral Techniques (3)

MUS 445.     String Instruments (1)

MUS 446.     Woodwind Instruments (1)

MUS 447.     Brass Instruments (1)

MUS 448.     Percussion Instruments (1)

MUS 480.     Individual Lessons (1,1)

MUS 485.     Romantic Music (3)

MUS 486.     Twentieth Century Music (3) 

 

E.   Piano Proficiency Exam — no alternatives

 

F.   Repertory Requirements in Major Performance Area.  Before being approved for graduation, students must perform at a certain level of advancement and proficiency.  A detailed list of representative repertory is available from the Music Department.

 

Performance Option (52 units)

An emphasis is placed on vocal or instrumental performance, conducting, or composition.

A.  Upper Division Recommended Courses

MUS 300.     Concert Music III (1,1)

MUS 400.     Concert Music IV (1,1)

 

B.  Common Core Requirements (26 units)

 

C.  Lower Division Requirement

Performance Placement exam on instrument or voice.

 

D.  Upper Division Requirements (26 units)

1.   Required Courses 

MUS 315.       Counterpoint (3)

MUS 325.       Conducting (3)

MUS 385.       Medieval and Renaissance Music (3)

MUS 386.       Baroque and Classical Music (3)

MUS 485.       Romantic Music (3)

MUS 486.       Twentieth Century Music (3)

2.   With the assistance of an advisor, select eight units from
the following :

MUS 316.       Instrumentation (3)

MUS 380.       Individual Lessons (1,1)

MUS 415.       Composition and Arranging:  Art Music (3) [I] or

MUS 416.      Composition and Arranging: Popular and

Jazz (3) [I]

MUS 420.       Vocal and Choral Technique (3)

MUS 480.       Individual Lessons (1,1)

MUS 481.       Individual Lessons: Composition & Arranging (1,1)

MUS 483.       Interpretation of Music (1) [I]

 

D.  Piano Proficiency exam or a record of at least four semester units of piano instruction at an accredited institution within the last five years with a grade of “B” or better.

 

E.   Repertory Requirements. Before being approved for graduation, students must perform or compose at a certain level of advancement and proficiency.  A detailed list of representative repertory is available from the Music Department. 

 

Minor in Music (18 units)

A.  Lower Division Required Courses  (6 units)

MUS 101.     Introducing Music (3)

MUS 110.     Music Fundamentals (3)

 

B.  Upper Division Required Courses (12 units)

1.   Select one course from the following  (3 units):

MUS 310.       Advanced Theory I (3)

MUS 386.       Baroque and Classical Music (3)

MUS 485.       Romantic Music (3)

2.   Select nine additional units of upper division music courses with the assistance of an advisor.

 

 

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title.  Departments may indicate the term in which they expect to offer the course by the use of:  “F” (fall), “S” (spring) or “EOY” (every other year).

 

Lower Division

MUS 100 Concert Music I (1) FS.

Grade based on verified attendance at seven approved concerts and final essay exam.  Orientation and final exam are the only class meetings.  Instructor available two office hours each week for guidance. 
Open to all students.  Maybe repeated once.  CR/NC grading.

MUS 101 Introducing Music (3) FS.

The technique of listening to music.  The elements of music, musical forms, and historical styles.  Concert attendance and discussion will be an integral part.  Satisfies a General Education Requirement.

MUS 109 Introduction to Musicianship (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 101    or MUS 110 is recommended.

An activity course in which students will begin exercises in music perception skills, pitch matching, identification of musical patterns, beginning ear-training and sight-singing drills. Preparation for the Musicianship Proficiency Exam.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 110 Music Fundamentals (3) FS. 

Prerequisite:   Concurrent enrollment in MUS 109 is recommended.

Music rudiments taught through reading, writing, harmonizing and creating songs. Includes principles of notation, key signatures, scales, intervals, triads and chord progressions.  Satisfies a General Education Requirement.

MUS 111  Introduction to Music Theory (3) S.

Prerequisite:  MUS 110 or placement test. 

Elements of music taught through reading, writing and harmonizing at the keyboard.  Topics include key signatures, scales, intervals and basic harmony. 

MUS 120 Beginning Voice Class (1) FS.

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

Fundamental principles of singing. Posture, breath control, tone production, diction and performance techniques and  styles.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 121 Beginning Piano Class                           (1) FS.

Prerequisite:  Previous or concurrent enrollment in MUS 101 and MUS 110 or consent of instructor.

Beginning instruction in keyboard technique. Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 170 Chamber Music (1) FS.

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

Study of music through small instrumental ensemble rehearsal and performance.  Type of group may vary. See Class Schedule for title.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 171 Chamber Singers (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Study of music through small vocal ensemble rehearsal and performance.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once. Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be  arranged.

MUS 172 Jubilee Choir (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Study and performance of choral music of Afro-American culture.  Public performances expected. Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 173 Jazz Ensemble (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Techniques of improvisation and a study and performance of instrumental jazz repertoire.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 176 Orchestra (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

A study of music through rehearsal and performance of music for symphony orchestra.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 177 Chorus (1) FS.

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

A study of music through rehearsal and performance of music for chorus.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once. Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 179 Music Theater Workshop (1) FS.

Prerequisites:  Audition and consent of instructor.

Study of roles and representative excerpts from opera, operetta, and musical comedy and the basic musical, dramatic and language technique of the musical theater. Performance of excerpts or complete musical theatrical works. Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 180 Individual Lessons (1) FS. 

Prerequisites:  Audition and consent of Department Chair and Instructor.

Individual instruction in the student’s major performance medium developing technique and repertoire.  Individual one-half hour lesson times are arranged with the studio teacher.  Public performance and jury evaluation expected.  Lessons are available in voice, piano, harpsichord, organ, accordion, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, string bass, harp, classical guitar, lute, commercial guitar, and electric bass.  Primarily for performance majors.  Instrument fee may be required.  Repeatable course. 

MUS 200 Concert Music II (1) FS.

Prerequisite: MUS 100.

Grade based on verified attendance at seven approved concerts and final essay exam.  Orientation and final exam are the only class meetings.  Instructor available  two office hours each week for guidance.  Open to all students.   Repeatable once.  CR/NC grading.

MUS 209 Musicianship Skills (1) FS. 

Prerequisites:  Placement exam and consent of instructor.  MUS 101, MUS 109, and MUS 110 are recommended.

Ear training, sight-singing, rhythm, keyboard harmony, and melodic and rhythmic dictation.  This course is meant to parallel work in MUS  210 and MUS 211.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 210  Music Theory I (3) FS.

Prerequisites:  MUS 101 and MUS 111 or consent of department. 

Musical theory emphasizing materials from the Common Practice Period (1700-1900).  The vocabulary of diatonic scales and modes, chords and their relationships, phrase structure and cadences, harmonic progressions, non-harmonic tones and the technique of harmonization.  

MUS 211 Music Theory II (3) S. 

Prerequisites: MUS 210 and concurrent enrollment in MUS 209 or consent of instructor.

Chromatic Harmony of the Common Practice Period. Harmonic analysis, secondary dominants, modulation, borrowed chords, augmented sixth chords, Neapolitan sixth chords, diminished sevenths, and ninth, eleventh and thirteenth chords. 

MUS 220 Intermediate Voice Class (1) FS. 

Prerequisites:  MUS 101, MUS 110 and MUS 120 or Consent of instructor.

Singing with an emphasis on the vocal mechanism, use of the voice in ensemble singing and style in songs.  Development of solo repertoire.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 221 Intermediate Piano Class (1) FS.

Prerequisites:  MUS 101, MUS 110 and MUS 121 or Consent of instructor.

Intermediate instruction in keyboard technique.  Keyboard harmony, scales, chords and improvised accompaniments.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per  week.

MUS 270 Chamber Music (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Music study through small instrumental ensemble rehearsal and performance.  Type of group may vary. See Class Schedule for title.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 271 Chamber Singers (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Study of music through small vocal ensemble rehearsal and performance.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once. Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 272 Jubilee Choir (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Study and performance of choral music of Afro-American culture.  Public performances expected. Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 273 Jazz Ensemble (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Techniques of improvisation and a study and performance of instrumental jazz repertoire.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 276 Orchestra (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Rehearsal and performance of music for symphony orchestra.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 277 Chorus (1) FS.

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

Rehearsal and performance of music for chorus.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 279 Music Theater Workshop (1) FS.

Prerequisites:  Audition and consent of instructor.

Study of roles and representative excerpts from opera, operetta, and musical comedy and the basic musical, dramatic and language technique of the musical theater. Performance of excerpts and complete musical theatrical works. Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 280 Individual Lessons (1) FS. 

Prerequisites:  Audition and consent of department chair and instructor.

Individual instruction in the student’s major performance medium developing technique and repertoire.  Individual lesson times are arranged with the studio teacher.  Some lessons may be off-campus.  Public performance and jury evaluation expected. Lessons are available in voice, piano, harpsichord, organ, accordion, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, string bass, harp, classical guitar, lute, commercial guitar, and electric bass.  Primarily for performance majors.  Instrument fee may be required.  Repeatable course.  

MUS 294 Independent Study  (1-3) FS. 

Prerequisites:  Consent of instructor and department chair.

The student investigates a scholarly topic or undertakes directed research or a creative project with the assistance of a Music faculty member.  Repeatable course. 

 

Upper Division

MUS 300 Concert Music III (1) FS.

Prerequisite: MUS 200.

Graded on verified attendance at seven approved concerts and final essay exam.  Orientation and final exam are the only class meetings.  Instructor available two office hours each week for guidance.  Open to all students.  Repeatable once.  CR/NC  grading.

MUS 301 Music in World Cultures (3). 

Prerequisite:  MUS 101 or 110 or consent of instructor.

Survey of non-Western cultures from  a musical point of view. Using familiar folk and popular music for comparison, students will be guided into new listening experiences, develop a vocabulary for discussing world music, and gain an appreciation of cultural pluralism. 

MUS 308 Popular and Jazz Harmony (3) F. 

Prerequisite:  MUS 210 or consent of instructor.

Analysis of chords and scale patterns, chord symbols, and chord substitutions in popular music and jazz. 

MUS 309 Advanced Musicianship Skills (1) FS.

Prerequisites: Musicianship placement exam and consent of instructor.

Ear training, sight-singing, rhythm, keyboard harmony, and melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation.  This course parallels work in MUS 310 and MUS 311 and provide preparation for the Musicianship Proficiency Exam.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 310 Advanced Music Theory I (3) F. 

Prerequisites:  MUS 101 and MUS 211 or consent of department. 

Structural, contrapuntal and harmonic analysis of musical forms from the Medieval through the Classical periods. A study of the literature, instrumentation, and notation.  Practice includes aural analysis and creative composition. 

MUS 311 Advanced Music Theory II (3) S. 

Prerequisites:  MUS 310 or consent of instructor is required; concurrent enrollment in MUS 309 and MUS 316 is recommended.

Structural, harmonic and contrapuntal analysis of musical forms from the Romantic period through the Twentieth Century.  A study of the literature, instrumentation and notation.  Practice includes aural analysis  and creative composition. 

MUS 315 Counterpoint (3) F.

Prerequisite: MUS 211 or consent of instructor.

Counterpoint as a linear mode of compositional technique in Western music.  Modal, tonal and post-tonal practices. 

MUS 316 Instrumentation (3) S.

Prerequisite: MUS 211 or MUS 308.

Acoustical and musical characteristics of all the major orchestral and band instruments.  Written assignments will include transcriptions for combination of instruments both as families and mixed ensembles. 

MUS 320 Advanced Voice Class (1) FS.

Prerequisites: MUS 101, MUS 110 and MUS 220 or consent of instructor.

Singing with emphasis on vocal mechanism, use of the voice in ensemble singing, and style in songs. Development of solo repertoire in foreign languages.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 321 Advanced Piano Class (1) FS.

Prerequisites:  MUS 101, MUS 110 and MUS 221 or consent of instructor.

Advanced instruction in keyboard technique.  Development of solo repertoire and preparation for the Piano Proficiency Exam.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per  week.

MUS 325 Conducting (3) S.

Prerequisite: MUS 310 or consent of instructor.

An introduction to the basic techniques of conducting both instrumental and choral groups.  Score reading, baton technique and fundamentals of interpretation.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

MUS 340 Music for Children (3) FS. 

Prerequisites:  MUS 101 and MUS 110 or consent of instructor.

Survey and analysis of music suitable for children.  History and philosophy of American music education emphasizing influences of European systems of Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

MUS 370 Chamber Music (1) FS.

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

Study of music through small instrumental ensemble rehearsal and performance.  Type of group may vary by section and semester. See Class Schedule for title.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 371 Chamber Singers (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Study of music through small vocal ensemble rehearsal and performance.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once. Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 372 Jubilee Choir (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Study and performance of choral music of Afro-American culture.  Public performances expected. Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 373 Jazz Ensemble (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Techniques of improvisation and a study of performance of instrumental jazz repertoire.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week  plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 376 Orchestra (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

A study of music through rehearsal and performance of music for symphony orchestra.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 377  Chorus (1) FS.

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

A study of music through rehearsal and performance of music for chorus.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once. Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 379 Music Theater Workshop (1) FS.

Prerequisites:  Audition and consent of instructor.

Study of roles and representative excerpts from opera, operetta, and musical comedy and the basic musical, dramatic and language technique of the musical theater. Performance of excerpts and complete musical theatrical works. Repeatable once. Three hours of activity per week plus extras rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 380 Individual Lessons (1) FS. 

Prerequisites:  Audition and consent of department chair and instructor.

Individual instruction in the student’s major performance medium. Development of technique and repertoire.  Individual lesson times are arranged with the studio teacher.  Some lessons may be off-campus.  Public performance and jury evaluation expected. Lessons are listed in the Class Schedule by voice or instrument. Lessons are available in voice, piano, harpsichord, organ, accordion, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, string bass, harp, classical guitar, lute, commercial guitar and electric bass. Primarily for performance majors.  Instrument fee may be required.

MUS 385 Medieval and Renaissance Music (3) F-EOY.

Prerequisites:  MUS 101 and MUS 110 or consent   of instructor.

Music from the Medieval period through the Renaissance.  Gregorian chant, Leonin, Perotin, Machaut, Dufay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Gombert, Willaert, Palestrina, Lasso, Gabrielli and other composers.  Study of styles of music to uncover the various musical, aesthetic, and social determinants underlying the musical literature. 

MUS 386 Baroque and Classical  Music (3) S-EOY.

Prerequisites:  MUS 101 and MUS 110 or consent of instructor.

Music from the Baroque through the Classical period.  Monteverdi, Schutz, Scarlatti, Bach, Handel, Couperin, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and other composers.  Study of styles of music to uncover the various musical, aesthetic, and social determinants underlying the musical literature. 

MUS 400 Concert Music IV (1) FS.

Prerequisite: MUS 300.

Attendance at on-campus and off-campus concerts and recitals. Open to all students.  Grade based on verified attendance at seven approved concerts and final essay exam.  Orientation and final exam are the only class meetings.  Repeatable course.  Instructor available two office hours each week for guidance.  CR/NC grading.

MUS 401 Afro-American Music (3) S. 

Prerequisite:  MUS 101 or consent of instructor.

The influence of African and Afro-American musical ideas on the culture of America and the world moving from folk material through the development of jazz and its subsequent influence on both the popular and the symphonic worlds in the twentieth century. 

MUS 420 Vocal and Choral   Techniques (3) S-EOY.

Prerequisite:  MUS 320  or consent of instructor.

Voice physiology and function, common vocal faults, pedagogical approaches and methodology in both the choral and private instructional context.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

MUS 440 Introduction to Orff Schulwerk (3) S.

Prerequisites: MUS 101 or MUS 110 or consent of instructor.

Basic principles of the early childhood music teaching methods developed by Carl Orff.  Music education through movement, singing, speech and  drama and use of Orff musical instruments.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

MUS 445 String Instruments (1) F-EOY. 

Prerequisite:  MUS  110 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to the principles and literature of string instruments, with emphasis on skills necessary for future teachers of instrumental ensembles.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.  Instrument fee may be required.

MUS 446 Woodwind Instruments (1) S-EOY. 

Prerequisites:  MUS 110 or consent of instructor.  Instrument fee may be required.

Introduction to the principles and literature of woodwind instruments with emphasis on skills necessary for future teachers of instrumental ensembles.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 447 Brass Instruments (1) F-EOY. 

Prerequisite:  MUS 110 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to the principles and literature of brass instruments with emphasis on skills, necessary for future teachers of instrumental performance times to be arranged.

MUS 448 Percussion ­­­Instruments (1) S-EOY. 

Prerequisite:  MUS 110 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to the principles and literature of percussion instruments with emphasis on skills necessary for future teachers of instrumental ensembles.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.  Instrument fee may be required.

MUS 470 Chamber Music (1) FS. 

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Study of music through small instrumental ensemble rehearsal and performance.  Type of group may vary by section and semester.  See Class Schedule for title.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable course.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 471 Chamber Singers (1) FS. 

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Study of music through small vocal ensemble rehearsal and performance.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable course.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 472 Jubilee Choir (1) FS. 

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Study and performance of choral music
of Afro-American culture.
  Public performances expected.  Repeatable course. 
Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 473 Jazz Ensemble (1) FS. 

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Techniques of improvisation and a study and performance of instrumental jazz repertoire.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable course.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged. 

MUS 476 Orchestra (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

A study of music through rehearsal and performance of music for symphony orchestra.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable course.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 477 Chorus (1) FS.

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

A study of music through rehearsal and performance of music for chorus.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable course.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 479 Music Theater Workshop (1) FS. 

Prerequisites:  Audition and consent of instructor.

Study of roles and representative excerpts from opera, operetta, and musical comedy and the basic musical, dramatic and language technique of the musical theater. Performance of excerpts and complete musical theatrical works. Repeatable course.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 480  Individual Lessons (1) FS. 

Prerequisites: Audition and  consent of department chair and instructor.

Individual instruction in the student’s major performance  medium.  Development of technique and repertoire.  Audition and consent of department and instructor required.  Individual lesson times are arranged with the studio teacher.  Some lessons may be off-campus. Public performance and jury evaluation expected.  Lessons are listed in the class schedule by voice or instrument.  Lessons are available in voice, piano, harpsichord, organ, accordion, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, string bass, harp, classical guitar, lute, commercial guitar, and electric bass. Primarily for performance majors.  Instrument fee may be required.  Repeatable course. 

MUS  481 Individual Lessons:  Composition and Arranging (1) FS.

Prerequisites:  Consent of department chair and instructor.

Individual instruction and guidance with music composition and arranging projects.  Individual lesson times are arranged with the instructor.  Jury evaluation expected.  Primarily for composition majors.  Repeatable course.  

MUS 485 Romantic Music  (3) F-EOY.

Prerequisites: MUS 101 and MUS 110 or consent of instructor.

Music of the Nineteenth Century. Beethoven, Von Weber, Schubert, Schumann, Berlioz, Liszt, Wagner, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Wolf, Strauss, Verdi, Puccini and other composers.  Study of styles of music to uncover the various  musical, aesthetic, and social determinants underlying the musical literature.  Offered every other year.

MUS 486 Twentieth Century Music (3)  S-EOY. 

Prerequisites:  MUS 101 and MUS 110 or consent of instructor.

Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Bartok, Cowell, Varese, Cage, Glass and other composers representing the various movements in twentieth century music.  Offered every other year.

MUS 493 Recital (1) FS. 

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 480 or MUS 580.

Preparation and performance of a full or half music recital.  Repeatable course. 

MUS 494 Independent Study  (1-3) FS.

Prerequisites:  Consent of instructor and department chair.

In consultation with a Music faculty member, the student investigates a scholarly topic or undertakes a creative project.  Repeatable course. 

MUS  495 Special Studies in Music (1-3) FS. 

Special topics vary by section and semester.  See Class Schedule for title and prerequisites.  Repeatable course. 

MUS 496 Music Internship (1-3) FS. 

Prerequisite:  Consent of department chair.

Students participate in an off-campus internship with an approved employer.  Provides for an integration of academic study and related work experience. CR/NC grading.  Repeatable course. 

MUS 499 Senior Project (3) FS.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.

In consultation with a Music faculty member, student undertakes a major project which may be  one of the following:  original research and thesis on a given music history or theoretical topic, a creative project such as an original composition or a full recital with supporting scholarly program notes.

 

Graduate

Graduate standing or consent of the graduate program coordinator is prerequisite to enrollment in graduate (500 level) courses.

MUS 580 Performance, Performance Practices and Repertoire (2) FS.

Prerequisites:  Audition and consent of department chair and instructor.

ensembles.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.  Instrument fee may be required.

MUS 581 Individual Lessons:  Composition and Arranging (1) FS.

Prerequisites:  Consent of department chair and instructor.

Individual instruction and guidance with music composition and arranging projects.  Individual lesson times are arranged with the instructor.  Jury evaluation expected.  Primarily for composition majors.  Repeatable course. 

MUS 582 Individual Lessons: Conducting (1) FS.  

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair and instructor.

Individual instruction and guidance in the technique of conducting instrumental and vocal ensembles.  Individual lesson times are arranged with the instructor.  Public performance and jury evaluation expected.  Primarily for conducting majors.  Repeatable course. 

MUS  593               Recital (1) FS.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 580.

Preparation and performance of a full or half music recital.  Repeatable course.  

MUS  594               Independent Study (1-3) FS. 

Prerequisites:  Consent of instructor and department chair.

In consultation with a Music faculty member, the student investigates a scholarly topic or undertakes a creative project.  Repeatable course. 

Infrequently Offered Courses

The following courses are scheduled on a "demand" basis.  Students should consult the department office for information about the next schedule offering.

MUS 122 Beginning Guitar Class (1).

Prerequisite:  Previous or concurrent enrollment in MUS 101 and MUS 110 or consent of instructor is recommended.

Beginning instruction in guitar technique, single string melody, and chord positions.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 175 Band (1).

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

A study of music through rehearsal and performance of concert band music.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once.  Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 222 Intermediate Guitar Class (1).

Prerequisites:  MUS 101, MUS 110 and MUS 122 or consent of instructor. 

Intermediate instruction in guitar technique, scales, chords and improvised accompaniments.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 275 Band (1).

Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

Rehearsal and performance of concert band music.  Public performances expected.  Repeatable once. Three hours of activity per week plus extra rehearsal and performance times to be arranged.

MUS 305 Music for Dance  (1).

Prerequisite: MUS 110 or consent of instructor.

An introduction to music fundamentals and techniques for dance accompaniment.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 322 Advanced Guitar Class (1). 

Prerequisites:  MUS 101, MUS 110 and MUS 222 or consent of instructor.

Advanced instruction in guitar technique.  Development of solo repertoire. Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.

MUS 402 American Music  (3).

Prerequisite: MUS 101 or consent of instructor.

An examination of selected works in American music from colonial times to the present, concentrating on the emergence of several important styles and composers in the Twentieth Century and their relationship to American society.

MUS 408 Advanced Song Writing (3). 

Prerequisite:  MUS 308 or consent of instructor.

Original songs created by students will be performed, discussed, and constructively criticized.  Well-known popular, show, country, rock and R and B songs will be studied as models of melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, structural and poetic composition.  Field trips and guest lecturers from the industry. Publishing and copyright procedures. 

MUS 415  Composition and Arranging: Art Music (3).

Prerequisite:  MUS  311 or consent of instructor.

Composition and arranging of art music utilizing a variety of resources, from traditional instruments and voice to new instruments, electronics and computer.  Repeatable course. 

MUS 416 Composition and Arranging: Popular and Jazz (3).

Prerequisite:  MUS 308 or consent of instructor.

Composition and arranging for popular and jazz ensembles with an emphasis on contemporary styles.  Repeatable course. 

MUS 483 The Interpretation of Music (1) F.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in upper division individual lessons or consent of instructor.

Exploration of a wide variety of topics relating to the interpretation of music from various stylistic periods.  Recorded examples and student performances will be analyzed and compared with particular attention given to historic authenticity and contemporary practices.  Repeatable course.  Two hours of activity per week.