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Music 1000

Introduction to Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Lectures and prescribed listening (both recording and concerts) to encourage aural familiarity with compositions representative of significant musical styles. Previous formal education in music not required.
Substantially Similar: Music 1021 (prior to 2002/2003)
Note: Not counted in the basic 15-course Arts and Science major or the core courses in the B.Mus. degree.

Music 1011

Materials of Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to the language and materials of music theory including: notation, meter, rhythm, intervals, modes, scales and chords.
Note: Not counted in the basic 15-course Arts and Science major or the core courses in the B.Mus. degree.

Music 2148

Studio I - (Instrument)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
Preparation and performance of appropriate technical exercises, studies and repertoire assigned by the instructor. Course requirements include: one hour of individual and up to four hours of master class instruction per week; concert attendance.
Prerequisite(s): Audition-contact the Department of Music for further information

Music 2160

Theory I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-2
Develops fluency in the writing and recognition of the elements of music: melodic and harmonic intervals, modes and scales, rhythm and metre, triads and inversions, and the principles of melodic and homophonic design.
Recommended Background: A knowledge of music theory rudiments
Substantially Similar: Music 2111 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 2161

Musicianship Skills I
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A practical approach to the cultivation of critical aural perception: specifically, to develop the student's sight-singing, rhythm, and transcription skills.
Recommended Background: A knowledge of music theory rudiments
Substantially Similar: Music 2111 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 2180

History I: Antiquity to the Mid-Renaissance
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An historical survey of music from Antiquity to the mid-Renaissance, concentrating on various styles and genres and their aural recognition, as well as introducing the student to basic musical terminology and concepts, and developing the student's writing skills, research methods and bibliographic style.
Recommended Background: A knowledge of music theory rudiments
Equivalent: Music 3521 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 2248

Studio II - (Instrument)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
Preparation and performance of appropriate technical exercises, studies and repertoire assigned by the instructor. Course requirements include: one hour of individual and up to four hours of master class instruction per week; concert attendance.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of `C' in Music 2148-see note below
Note: Studio courses and their prerequisites must be taken in consecutive Fall/Spring Semesters, otherwise an audition is required. Should a grade of less than `C' be earned in a studio course prerequisite, advancement in the studio sequence shall depend upon the results of an audition.

Music 2260

Theory II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of the idioms of vocal melody through the writing and analysis of duple paraphrase, duple- and syncopated-rhythm counterpoint in two parts, and tonal homophony leading to the Chorale phrase and Bar form.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2160
Substantially Similar: Music 2211 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 2261

Musicianship Skills II
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A continuation of Music 2161.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2161
Substantially Similar: Music 2211 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 2280

History II: Late Renaissance and Baroque
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An historical survey of the music of the high Renaissance and Baroque eras with a special emphasis on style and genre and their aural recognition. This course will also further develop the student's research and writing skills.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2180

Music 2500

Music and Computers
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Designed to familiarize the student with all aspects of computers as they relate to music. Topics to include: digital-music techniques, including basic acoustics, digital and analog conversions, survey of dedicated computer-music systems, brand-name microcomputers and MIDI applications, review of the available software for CAI, composition and notation and sequencing or recording techniques, including film music.
Prerequisite(s): A knowledge of music theory rudiments
Recommended Background: Music 1011

Music 3000

Seminar in Music (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Areas of special interest not covered by regular Music courses may be offered under this designation, depending on student interest and availability of faculty time and expertise.
Prerequisite(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings

Music 3030

Film Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A survey of the major trends, styles, and composers of film music from the silent era until the present day.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 3061, Drama 3030, New Media 2030, New Media 3510, New Media 3620, or any Art, Drama, or New Media Topics courses (2850, 3850, 4850) in Film;
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
OR
One of Music 1000, Music 2180, Music 2280, Music 3000 - Seminar in Music (Series) (with an emphasis in History), Music 3380, Music 3480, Music 3580, Music 3721, Music 4721, or any Music Topics courses (2850, 3850, 4850) in Music History;
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)

Music 3149

Composition I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
This course is designed to expose the student to the basic elements of music composition such as basic elements of notation; introduction to formal elements; basic pitch architectures; historical models for new works; elementary aesthetics.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3460
Note: This course is not open to students studying Composition in the Studio portion of any Music program.

Music 3200

Popular Music (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Offerings in subject areas dealing with significant developments in the Popular Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Note: Not counted in the 15-course Arts and Science major or the core courses in the B.Mus. degree.

Music 3249

Composition II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
This course is a continuation of Music 3149. Topics covered may include advanced notational techniques; the score and parts; continued exploration of basic pitch designs; rhythmic notation and basic organizational principles; basic concepts of orchestration; sophisticated historical models for new works; elementary aesthetics; and philosophy of music.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3149

Music 3261

Music in Recital
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Through a series of weekly noon-hour recitals, this course builds listening skills by exposing students to a diverse cross-section of music from classical through jazz and world music. Preparatory lectures and assignments supplement the concert series by focusing on issues related to music performance and music philosophy. Students will be encouraged to engage the guest performers and composers in open discussion of the ideas and music presented in the recitals and lectures.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Note: Course is intended for non-music majors and is not counted toward the B.Mus. or B.A. Music major degrees.

Music 3348

Studio III - (Instrument)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
Preparation and performance of appropriate technical exercises, studies and repertoire assigned by the instructor. Course requirements include: one hour of individual and up to four hours of master class instruction per week; concert attendance.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of `C' in Music 2248-see note below
Note: Studio courses and their prerequisites must be taken in consecutive Fall/Spring Semesters; otherwise an audition is required. Should a grade of less than `C' be earned in a studio course prerequisite, advancement in the studio sequence shall depend upon the results of an audition.

Music 3360

Theory III
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of the idioms of instrumental melody through the writing and analysis of triple paraphrase, triple- and quadruple-rhythm counterpoint in two parts, and chromatic homophony leading to the Minuet and Binary form.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2260
Substantially Similar: Music 3311 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 3361

Musicianship Skills III
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A continuation of Music 2261.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2261
Substantially Similar: Music 3311 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 3380

History III: Classical Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An historical survey of music from the preclassical styles of the mid-Eighteenth Century to the Viennese classicism of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, with particular emphasis on style and genre and their aural recognition. This course will also introduce the student to various ways of writing about music and will continue to develop research and writing skills.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2260;
Music 2280

Music 3448

Studio IV - (Instrument)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
Preparation and performance of appropriate technical exercises, studies and repertoire assigned by the instructor. Course requirements include: one hour of individual and up to four hours of master class instruction per week; concert attendance.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of `C' in Music 3348-see note below
Note: Studio courses and their prerequisites must be taken in consecutive Fall/Spring Semesters; otherwise an audition is required. Should a grade of less than `C' be earned in a studio course prerequisite, advancement in the studio sequence shall depend upon the results of an audition.

Music 3460

Theory IV
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of the diffusion of tonality in instrumental textures through the writing and analysis of chromatic paraphrase, florid counterpoint in two parts and chromatically-extended homophony leading to Ternary, Rondo, and Sonata forms.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3360
Substantially Similar: Music 3411 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 3461

Musicianship Skills IV
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A continuation of Music 3361.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3361
Substantially Similar: Music 3411 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 3480

History IV: Romantic Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An historical survey of the music of the Nineteenth Century with special emphasis on styles and genres and their aural recognition and the development of the student's writing and research skills.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2260;
Music 2280
Equivalent: Music 2421 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 3500

Conducting I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-3
Principles of conducting, style, score preparation, leadership, conducting and rehearsal techniques. Course requirements include: participation in and observation of rehearsals and performances of a Department of Music ensemble as assigned by the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2260;
Music 2261;
Music 3480

Music 3511

Modal Counterpoint
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Modal melody and the combination of melodic lines in the 16th-Century contrapuntal style; appraisal of excerpts from the literature; composition of examples; development of parallel aural and sight-singing skills.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3360;
Music 3461

Music 3548

Studio V - (Instrument)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
A natural extension of the previous studio course, but the literature selected is to be more demanding and a higher level of performance is expected. Course requirements include: one hour of individual and up to four hours of master class instruction per week; concert attendance.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of `C' in Music 3448-see note below
Note: Studio courses and their prerequisites must be taken in consecutive Fall/Spring Semesters; otherwise an audition is required. Should a grade of less than `C' be earned in a studio course prerequisite, advancement in the studio sequence shall depend upon the results of an audition.

Music 3580

History V: Twentieth-Century Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An historical survey of music in the Twentieth Century with special emphasis on styles and genres and their aural recognition and the development of the student's writing and research skills.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3460;
Music 3480
Equivalent: Music 3621 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 3600

Conducting II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-3
Advanced principles of conducting, style, score preparation, leadership, conducting and research techniques; incorporating aspects of both choral and instrumental conducting.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3360;
Music 3361;
Music 3500
Note: Participation/observation of rehearsals/performances of Department of Music ensembles.

Music 3606

Orchestration
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-2
Characteristics and limitations of musical instruments; appraisal of compositions representative of various facets of the art of orchestration; scoring and arrangement for selected instrumental combinations. Course requirements may include: concert attendance, directed score study, prescribed listening.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3460;
Music 3461

Music 3648

Studio VI - (Instrument)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
A natural extension of the previous studio course, but the literature selected is to be more demanding and a higher level of performance is expected. Course requirements include: one hour of individual and up to four hours of master class instruction per week; concert attendance.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of `C' in Music 3548-see note below
Note: Studio courses and their prerequisites must be taken in consecutive Fall/Spring Semesters; otherwise an audition is required. Should a grade of less than `C' be earned in a studio course prerequisite, advancement in the studio sequence shall depend upon the results of an audition.

Music 3660

Theory V
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A study of the major analytical theories of twentieth-century music; analysis of representative repertoire.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3460
Equivalent: Music 3611 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 3721

World Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to music in selected world cultures and to the field of ethnomusicology.
Prerequisite(s): One of Music 1000, Music 2180, Music 2280, Music 3000 - Seminar in Music (Series) (with an emphasis in History), Music 3380, Music 3480, Music 3580, Music 4721, or any Music Topics courses (2850, 3850, 4850) in Music History

Music 3850

Topics in Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable
Topics in Music not covered by regular courses may be offered under this designation, depending on student interest and availability of faculty and expertise.

Music 3871

Opera Workshop I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-30
Preparation and performance of musical material in an opera workshop production.
Prerequisite(s): Audition
Recommended Background: Music 2248
Equivalent: Music 3850 (Opera Workshop) (prior to 2005/2006)
Note: Students are required to participate in associated rehearsals and perform in the production prior to receiving a final grade for the course. Production dates may overlap one or more semesters.

Music 4000

Seminar in Music (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Topics of special interest not covered by regular music courses may be offered under this designation, depending upon student interest and availability of faculty.
Prerequisite(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings

Music 4060

History VI: Advanced Study in Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A research-oriented seminar.
Prerequisite(s): Music 4660

Music 4660

Form and Analysis
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A survey of standard forms and analytical procedures using selected examples from the musical literature.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3460
Equivalent: Music 4611 (prior to 2002/2003)

Music 4721

Canadian Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of the music of selected Canadian composers representative of trends in the history of Canadian Music.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3580

Music 4748

Studio VII - (Instrument)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
A natural extension of the previous studio course, but the literature selected is to be more demanding and a higher level of performance is expected. Course requirements include: one hour of individual and up to four hours of master class instruction per week; concert attendance.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of `C' in Music 3648-see note below
Note: Studio courses and their prerequisites must be taken in consecutive Fall/Spring Semesters; otherwise an audition is required. Should a grade of less than `C' be earned in a studio course prerequisite, advancement in the studio sequence shall depend upon the results of an audition.

Music 4848

Studio VIII - (Instrument)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
One hour of individual and up to four hours of master class instruction per week; concert attendance requirement. A natural extension of the previous studio course, but the literature selected is to be more demanding and a higher level of performance is expected. Design and presentation of a recital in lieu of examination.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of `C' in Music 4748-see note below
Note: Studio courses and their prerequisites must be taken in consecutive Fall/Spring Semesters; otherwise an audition is required. Should a grade of less than `C' be earned in a studio course prerequisite, advancement in the studio sequence shall depend upon the results of an audition.

Music 4850

Topics in Music
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable
Topics in Music not covered by regular courses may be offered under this designation, depending on student interest and availability of faculty and expertise.

Music 4871

Opera Workshop II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-30
Preparation and performance of musical material in an opera workshop production.
Prerequisite(s): Music 3871;
Audition
Recommended Background: Music 2248
Note: Students are required to participate in associated rehearsals and perform in the production prior to receiving a final grade for the course. Production dates may overlap one or more semesters.