Courses

MUSI 101G. Introduction to Music 1.0 course credit

A study of musical materials, principles of organization, and historical styles. Designed to develop an understanding of music. This course does not count toward the music major.

MUSI 105G. History of American Music 1.0 course credit

A survey of music in North America (primarily the United States) from the colonial era to the present day. Emphasizes works, styles, and artists from a variety of musical traditions. Designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the broad range of musical styles found in the United States and the equally broad range of cultural traditions from which they emerged. Offered subject to staffing availability. This course does not count toward the music major.

MUSI 111. Introduction to Music Theory 0.5 course credit

An investigation into the basic theoretical foundations of music. Topics covered will be music as science and language, tonal and rhythmic aspects of music, and basic music listening and writing skills. This course does not count toward the music major. A substantial background in music and music-reading is strongly recommended.

MUSI 121. Theory of Music I 0.5 course credit

An investigation into the basic theoretical foundations of music—melody, harmony, rhythm, tone color, and form—through the study of music from various stylistic periods and the development of composition and analysis. This course includes two hours a week of aural skills lab. Prerequisite: MUSI 111 or by permission.

MUSI 122. Theory of Music II 1.0 course credit

Continuation of MUSI 121 at the elementary level. This course includes two hours a week of aural skills lab. Prerequisite: MUSI 121 or by permission.

MUSI 195. Applied Composition 0.25 course credit

An independent study exploring the principles and practice of musical composition. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSI 122.

MUSI 203G. Evolution of Jazz 1.0 course credit

A study of the origin and development of jazz and its components. Designed to develop an understanding of jazz as it relates to American society and other styles of music. Offered subject to staffing availability. This course does not count toward the music major.

MUSI 211G. History and Literature of Music I 1.0 course credit

A study of the development and evolution of Western art music from the earliest times to 1750. Emphasizes works, styles, and formal and theoretical considerations. Includes an introduction to bibliographic materials and procedures for research in music. Prerequisite: MUSI 122 or by permission.

MUSI 212G. History and Literature of Music II 1.0 course credit

A study of music from 1750 to the present. Emphasizes works, styles, and formal and theoretical considerations. Includes continued study of bibliographic materials and procedures. Prerequisite: MUSI 122 or by permission.

MUSI 221. Theory of Music III 1.0 course credit

Continuation of MUSI 122 at the intermediate level. This course includes two hours a week of aural skills lab. Prerequisite: MUSI 122 or by permission.

MUSI 222. Theory of Music IV 1.0 course credit

Continuation of MUSI 221 at the advanced level. This course includes two hours a
week of aural skills lab. Prerequisite: MUSI 221 or by permission.

MUSI 250. Special Topics 0.5 to 1.0 course credit

MUSI 252. String Techniques 0.25 course credit

A study of the techniques of playing the violin, viola, cello, and double bass for students preparing to teach music at the elementary or secondary level. Prerequisite: MUSI 222 or by permission. Offered in alternate years.

MUSI 253. Woodwind Techniques 0.25 course credit

A study of the techniques of playing the flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon for students preparing to teach music at the elementary or secondary level. Prerequisite: MUSI 222 or by permission. Offered in alternate years.

MUSI 254. Brass Techniques 0.25 course credit

A study of the techniques of playing the trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, and tuba for students preparing to teach music at the elementary or secondary level. Prerequisite: MUSI 222 or by permission. Offered in alternate years.

MUSI 255. Percussion Techniques 0.25 course credit

A study of the techniques of playing snare drum, timpani, mallet instruments, drum set, and auxiliary percussion instruments for students preparing to teach music at the elementary or secondary level. Prerequisite: MUSI 222 or by permission. Offered in alternate years

MUSI 256. Vocal Diction and Literature 0.5 course credit

Designed to introduce the International Phonetic Alphabet to music students as a means of learning correct pronunciation in commonly used languages in vocal music: Italian, German, French, Latin, and Spanish. Students will apply their knowledge of IPA through performance of vocal literature in each language. Prerequisite: By permission of the instructor. Offered in alternate years.

MUSI 301. Introduction to Conducting 1.0 course credit

An introduction to the principles of conducting that includes interpretive study of choral and instrumental scores. May include conducting campus music groups and keyboard exercises. Prerequisites: Passed Piano Proficiency, MUSI 222, and MUSI 212, or by permission. Offered in alternate years.

MUSI 302. Form and Analysis 1.0 course credit

An examination of the significant formal structures in Western tonal music through various analytical techniques. Prerequisites: Passed Piano Proficiency, MUSI 222, MUSI 212, or by permission. Offered in alternate years.

MUSI 304. Orchestration and Arranging 1.0 course credit

An exploration of the properties of musical instruments and voices and their
combination in ensembles. Students analyze characteristic uses of instruments in
standard literature and arrange music for a variety of performing groups, using computer techniques in this process. Prerequisites: Passed Piano Proficiency, MUSI 222, and MUSI 212, or by permission. Offered in alternate years.

MUSI 313. Renaissance Music 0.5 course credit

A study of works, styles and composers from the Renaissance in Western Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Students will read primary and secondary source material as well as study representative scores and recordings. Includes a research component. Prerequisites: Passed Piano Proficiency, MUSI 222, and MUSI 212, or by permission.

MUSI 314. Baroque Music 0.5 course credit

A study of works, styles and composers from the Baroque period in Western Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Students will read primary and secondary source material as well as study representative scores and recordings. Includes a research component. Prerequisites: Passed Piano Proficiency, MUSI 222, and MUSI 212, or by permission.

MUSI 315. Classical Music 0.5 course credit

A study of works, styles and composers from the Classical period in Western Europe in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Students will read primary and secondary source material as well as study representative scores and recordings. Includes a research component. Prerequisites: Passed Piano Proficiency, MUSI 222, and MUSI 212, or by permission.

MUSI 316. Nineteenth-Century Music 0.5 course credit

A study of works, styles and composers from the Classical period in Western Europe (mainly) in the 19th century. Students will read primary and secondary source material as well as study representative scores and recordings. Includes a research component. Prerequisites: Passed Piano Proficiency, MUSI 222, and MUSI 212, or by permission.

MUSI 317. 20th/21st-Century Music 0.5 course credit

A study of works, styles and composers from 20th/21st Century Art Music in the Western world. Students will read primary and secondary source material as well as study representative scores and recordings. Includes a research component. Prerequisites: Passed

Piano Proficiency, MUSI 222, and MUSI 212, or by permission.

MUSI 420. Senior Research Seminar 1.0 course credit

Advanced study of bibliographic materials and procedures for research in music,
culminating in individual study of a topic of special interest directed by a member of the music faculty. Prerequisites: Passed Piano Proficiency, MUSI 222, MUSI 212, and two 300- level music history courses, or by permission of the instructor.