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Music (MUSI)

Music (MUSI)
Faculty of Fine Arts

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 16-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 16-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 or 3-0-0
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, or three hours of classroom 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, transcription, and related keyboard skills.
Corequisite(s):
Music 2160
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 2181

Acoustics of Sound
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to the physics and psychophysics of music with demonstrations of relevant phenomena and theories explaining them. Topics include studio and sonic environment design; the basic physics of music production including modes of oscillation of mechanical systems, resonance, feedback, and transmission; room reverberation and acoustics; and physical acoustics with applications to music.

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 practical approach to the cultivation of critical aural perception, specifically to develop the student’s sight-singing, rhythm, transcription, and related keyboard skills.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 2161
Corequisite(s):
Music 2260
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

Introduction to Music Technology
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to the requisite historical perspective, compositional techniques, and experience with software-based tools to create self-directed sound environments. Emphasis on digital audio theory and electronic/computer generated music to orient students to sound design, audio recording, abstract electronic composition, and new media applications. Topics include introductions to basic acoustics, studio and recording techniques, psychoacoustics, digital representations of sound, sampling, audio processing (DSP), MIDI applications, sequencing, music notation programs, and sound synthesis.
Prerequisite(s):
A knowledge of music theory rudiments
Recommended Background:
Music 1011

Music 2550

Audio Production Techniques
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0
An examination of analog/digital recording, signal processing techniques, synchronization, MIDI systems and sequencing, studio audio capture techniques (microphone placement), editing, mastering, and aesthetic considerations. Pre-production and post-production define the two principle areas of discussion. These subjects are aligned and presented in conjunction with studio and professional sound engineering protocols.
Corequisite(s):
Music 2500
Equivalent:
Music 3850 (Audio Production Techniques) (prior to 2009/2010)

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):
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)

Music 3149

Composition I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
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):
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)
Note:
Not counted in the 16-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: 3-0-0
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):
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 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 practical approach to the cultivation of critical aural perception, specifically to develop the student’s sight-singing skills, rhythm, transcription, and related keyboard skills.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 2261
Corequisite(s):
Music 3360
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 practical approach to the cultivation of critical aural perception, specifically to develop the student’s sight-singing, rhythm, transcription, and related keyboard skills.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 3361
Corequisite(s):
Music 3460
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;
One of Music 3380 or 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):
Music 2260;
Music 2261;
Music 2280;
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 3650

On-site Audio Reinforcement, Capture and Reproduction
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-2-0
A continuation of Music 2550 using an apprenticeship model whereby students receive hands-on experience with on-site audio captures and reproductions. Focus on specific theoretical constructs and manipulation of live analog and digital recordings. Students will record and produce professional quality CD reproductions of faculty, student, and guest artist performances. Topics include microphone selection and placement, managing environmental anomalies, stereo versus multi-miking situations, real-time digital and analog processing, mastering, and the psychometrics of capturing live audio.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 2550

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 3670

Audio Synthesis
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This course provides the requisite technical background and theoretical framework for digital sound synthesis methods and audio processing techniques. It begins with a theoretical and practical study of spectral representation, spectral analysis, and spectral modification of sound. Digital sound synthesis and sound processing techniques are then presented as specific spectral models or as projected alterations of sonic structures. The capabilities, properties, and limitations of various types of audio processing for sound synthesis are explored.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 3650

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):
Music 2180;
OR
Music 1000;
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)

Music 3734

Portfolio and Music Industry
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Students will undertake the development and production of a professional quality portfolio. In addition, this course covers the requisite legal knowledge and skills required to function in a creative and demanding professional industry-related organization.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 2550

Music 3735

Electronics for Music Applications
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to the fundamentals of electricity, magnetism, and solid-state circuit design as it applies to music technology. Introduction to reading of technical schematics, electrical trouble-shooting, RF susceptibility issues, filtering, balanced and unbalanced lines, impedance, and digital encoding techniques.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 2550

Music 3738

Systems for Computer Assisted Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A survey of computer software and hardware available for music education in conjunction with a literature review of the use of technology in music curricula. The pedagogical approaches that utilize these systems will be examined and coupled with practical ‘hands-on’ learning and teaching experience. The materials explored include notation, recording, ear training, sampling, and sound generating tools.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 2550

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 4600

Data Structures and Algorithms
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to the data structures and algorithms utilized in the creation of symbolic computational models for computer-assisted composition and interactive computer music. Topics include data types, lists, arrays and structures, set complexes, groups, rhythm trees, symbolic models for compositional architecture, algorithm design, logical operators, and algorithms for interactive computer music.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 3670

Music 4610

Interactive Computer Music and Computer-Assisted Composition
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and computer software, students are provided with the requisite tools to create interactive creative works involving all aspects of audio and multimedia production.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 3670

Music 4630

Advanced Audio Engineering Techniques
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-2-0
Further exploration of the audio post-production techniques introduced in Music 2550 with a focus on advanced audio capture, editing, mixing, mastering, and product production techniques. Emphasis on training the ears of the students to perceive the aesthetic impact of their technical decisions. Coursework will culminate in the creation of a large-scale audio recording project that is in compliance with industry standard audio engineering protocols.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 3650

Music 4631

Music and Cognition
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of how the human brain acquires an understanding of music through reasoning, intuition, and perception. An exploration of empirical and phenomenological theories of musical cognition will be undertaken, including an investigation of relevant aspects of musical performance and the listeners’ response mechanisms.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 3460

Music 4632

Programming for Music Applications
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to various programming languages and systemic processes commonly used in computer applications for music. Topics include an introduction to algorithms and programming; data structures and programming techniques for the development of music and audio software and integrated system components (plug-ins); development of audio and control systems; advanced data structures; object-oriented programming; source code optimization for Digital Signal Processing (DSP) applications; and debugging techniques.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 4600

Music 4633

Music Software Design
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A continuation of Music 4632, this is an advanced course in the design, programming, debugging, and packaging of music software. Topics may include data compression and decompression algorithms; music and audio support in current programming languages; the development of object-oriented software for interactive and/or networked music and audio; and source code development for distribution and beta testing. Students will complete a large software application project.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 4632

Music 4636

Scoring for Film and Digital Media
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An advanced composition course focusing on creating scores for film, documentaries, and digital media. A study of film/media music editing and compositional techniques from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Production of an original score using the techniques described and production/recording processes available.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 3650

Music 4637

Audio Spatialization Techniques
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An exploration of current methods and technologies for spatializing audio for studio mastering and live performance. Students will gain experience with software, hardware, and engineering techniques required to implement various mixing formats including stereo imaging, quadraphonic, octophonic, and 5.1 surround sound. Emphasis on the aesthetic impact of the mixing format on the musical material and on the articulation of compositional designs in a spatial dimension.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 3670

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):
Music 3460;
Music 3461;
Music 3480;
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 4749

Applied Research and Computer Music Composition I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-2-0
A research project course with two main components: 1) a creative composition or performance project, involving significant reliance on music technology for production and/or realization; 2) a written research paper discussing the techniques of production and/or an analysis of the creative work.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 3670

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 4849

Applied Research and Computer Music Composition II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-2-0
A continuation of Music 4749 that allows students to further develop their expertise in a chosen specialty. A research project course with two main components: 1) a creative composition or performance project, involving significant reliance on music technology for production and/or realization; 2) a written research paper discussing the techniques of production and/or an analysis of the creative work.
Prerequisite(s):
Music 4749

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.