2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
    Aug 16, 2022  
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music as Conservatory Study

  
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    MUC 242 - Singer’s Diction and Literature 4, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 241  
    The study of the International Phonetic Alphabet applied to singing in French and the study of recital literature focusing on French Mélodie.

  
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    MUC 245 - Music Theatre Workshop 3: Acting for Music Theatre, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 146  or consent of instructor
    Students work with scripts and learn how to use language intentionally to create the world of a play. Students write weekly analytical assignments and work closely and actively with text. Course work culminates in the performance of a classical scene work.

  
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    MUC 246X - Music Theatre Workshop 4: Audition Techniques, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 245  or consent of instructor
    Students master the art of the music theatre audition under professional conditions. Students audition for shows currently touring or running on Broadway, learning how to prepare, choose material, dress, and comport themselves in a professional audition environment.

  
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    MUC 247 - Voice Performance Workshop 3: Acting/ Movement/ Music 3, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 148  or consent of the Director or Opera Studies
    Students will develop advanced physical and vocal characterization skills through in-class work on assigned English language spoken scenes and songs with contemporary stylistic acting demands. Students will also develop musical preparation and style, communication and story-telling through songs, and fundamental audition technique. The course will culminate in a final performance of monologues and songs.

  
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    MUC 248 - Voice Performance Workshop 4: Music Theater - Dance/ Style/ Performance Technique, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 247  or consent of the Director of Opera Studies
    This course focuses on Golden Age Music Theater, late 20th Century Music Theater repertoire geared towards classically trained voices, and/or Operetta at the discretion of the instructors and according to the talents of the class. Classes will develop fundamental dance techniques for Waltz and other formal dances encountered in opera, operetta, and musical theater as well as choreography for assigned ensemble scenes. Assignments will focus on dramatic work, musical preparation, staging of assigned scene repertoire, and interpretation and performance techniques. Coursework culminates in a final workshop performance.

  
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    MUC 251 - Recreational Music: Programming and Leadership, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 151  or consent of instructor
    Development of a repertoire of activities to provide a foundation for initial field work experiences. Adaptation of activities and instruments, basic assessment of client interests and needs, and evaluation of observations are required.

  
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    MUC 253 - Percussion Skills for Music Therapists, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 151  or consent of instructor
    An introduction to percussion instruments, rhythmic counterpoint, and a variety of percussion repertoire that music therapists may use in professional settings. Students will gain basic technical competence on several percussion instruments and understand their function in group settings.

  
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    MUC 257 - Music Therapy Practicum 1, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 151  and MUC 251  
    Student will complete at least 10 hours of direct client contact in a one-to-one setting at one of the approved practicum sites. Class content will include developing and administration of a client assessment, treatment plan, treatment evaluation and summary in addition to how to write progress notes. Students will also demonstrate and critic client interventions in the class meetings. Adherence to AMTA Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and HIPAA regulations will be stressed in the conducting this faculty supervised experience.

  
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    MUC 259 - Faculty-student Collaboration, Credit hours to be arranged


  
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    MUC 263 - Seminar, Variable credit


    Specialized treatment of particular subjects.

  
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    MUC 271 - Music in a Diverse Society, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 171 , PSY 100  and PSY 205  
    Corequisite(s): EDU 103DX  
    Readings and experience in intercultural competence, culturally relevant pedagogy, and multicultural music. Students will understand ethnic, religious, and class diversity, particularly as it manifests itself in U.S. schools, and experience various instructional and assessment strategies that meet the needs of diverse learners. Class instruction in guitar, recorder (soprano, alto and tenor), and pitched and non-pitched small percussion instruments with emphasis on the development of playing skills, the understanding of pedagogical techniques and materials, and the ability to play and teach these instruments in a group setting. These instruments, ubiquitous in world music and in the musics found in the Americas, will then be the media, along with the literature, songs, and movement, through which students experience, understand, and transmit culture.

    Supervised, diverse clinical and field experience required.
  
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    MUC 272 - General Music Methods, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 271 ; PSY 205  
    Corequisite(s): EDU 201  
    The study of methods and materials for teaching music to children, pre-K through high school. Includes child development, music behaviors (performing, creating, listening, analyzing), music teaching philosophies and approaches, planning and assessment, and the use of technology, and sequencing of skills in general music settings across various populations.

    Supervised clinical and field experiences, 15 hours of field experiences, and lab class required.
  
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    MUC 273 - Brass Class, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 171 , PSY 100  
    Class instruction in trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone horn, and tuba, with emphasis on the development of individual performance skills and diagnostic pedagogical techniques and materials.

    Supervised clinical and field experiences and lab class required.
  
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    MUC 274 - Woodwind Class, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 171 , PSY 100  
    Class instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon, with emphasis on the development of individual performance skills and diagnostic pedagogical techniques and materials. Supervised clinical and field experiences and lab class required.

  
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    MUC 275 - String Class, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 171 , PSY 100  
    Class instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass, with emphasis on the development of individual performance skills and diagnostic pedagogical techniques and materials.

    Supervised clinical and field experiences and lab class required.
  
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    MUC 276 - Percussion Class, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 171 , PSY 100  
    Class instruction in percussion instruments, with emphasis on the development of individual performance skills and diagnostic pedagogical techniques and materials.

    Supervised clinical and field experiences and lab class required.
  
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    MUC 283 - Collaborative Piano, 1 credit hour


    Required of sophomore, junior and senior B.M. Piano Performance majors; others by consent of instructor only. The study of key elements of effective collaborative performing, current career and artistic issues, practice and rehearsal techniques, and repertoire, with emphasis on duo works for piano and instrument/voice. Ongoing work with a minimum of one vocalist and one instrumentalist plus one recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

  
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    MUC 291 - Conducting, 2 credit hours


    Fundamental techniques of choral and instrumental conducting, including basic beat patterns, preparatory motions, cues, and releases.

  
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    MUC 292 - Advanced Conducting, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 291  
  
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    MUC 301 - Primary Instrument: Private Lessons, 2-4 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Entry-level audition; for subsequent levels - previous level. Secondary, minor and elective study use MUC 131 , MUC 132 , MUC 231 , MUC 232  
    Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with MUC 002 .
    Performance studies, available in all orchestral instruments, keyboard instruments, guitar, or voice. Credit hours and repertoire requirements assigned according to student’s degree program. Additional fees required for non-music majors, BA Music students, and music minors.

  
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    MUC 302 - Primary Instrument: Private Lessons, 2-4 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Entry-level audition; for subsequent levels - previous level. Secondary, minor and elective study use MUC 131 , MUC 132 , MUC 231 , MUC 232  
    Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with MUC 002  
    Performance studies, available in all orchestral instruments, keyboard instruments, guitar, or voice. Credit hours and repertoire requirements assigned according to student’s degree program. Additional fees required for non-music majors, BA Music students, and music minors.

  
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    MUC 303 - Partial Junior Recital, .5 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Approval of department
    Preparation and performance of a half-length recital program at the junior level. Repertoire chosen to represent technical achievement and a variety of musical styles.

  
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    MUC 305X - Pedagogy of Music, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 202  
    An examination of how the human mind interacts with and learns about, in, and through music. Techniques for effective music instruction as well as specific instruction on the student’s primary instrument will be explored and practiced.

  
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    MUC 306 - Chamber Music Literature, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 211  and MUC 212  
    A study of the significant genres and stylistic trends in chamber music. The broad scope of chamber music literature will be examined through focus upon pivotal and archetypal masterworks, with an emphasis on understanding the historical and cultural context. Students will increase skills in analyzing as well as in writing and speaking about music.

  
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    MUC 307 - String Pedagogy, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 305X  
    Pedagogical techniques for string instruments with emphasis on the principal performing area. A range of pedagogical approaches and teaching literature will be examined. Mentored teaching experiences will be arranged.

  
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    MUC 309 - Entrepreneurship and Advocacy, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 202  
    An examination of practical skills and knowledge required for a contemporary professional musician. Includes an introduction to relevant aspects of finance, marketing, contracting, and intellectual property. Additional topics include career exploration & development, audience building, and arts advocacy.

  
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    MUC 311 - Form and Analysis, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 211  or consent of instructor
    Corequisite(s): MUC 321I .
    The study of motive, phrase, period, and standard musical forms employed in the Western musical tradition. Emphasis on the historical development of these forms.

  
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    MUC 313 - Theory of Music Since 1900, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 211  
    Corequisite(s): MUC 323I  and MUC 314  
    Study of the materials, techniques, theories, and styles of composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

  
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    MUC 314 - Solfège 4, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 211  and MUC 212  
    Corequisite(s): MUC 323I  and MUC 313  
    An exploration of the skills and techniques needed to sight sing and recognize common non-tonal and contemporary musical structures and advanced rhythmic techniques.

  
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    MUC 315 - Electronic Music, 2 credit hours


    Survey of the evolution of electro-mechanical means of creating music with a focus on contemporary technology. Topics include hardware, software, MIDI, sequencing, sampling, and multimedia applications.

  
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    MUC 316 - Composition Lessons 3, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 217 ; Composition majors only or permission of instructor.
    Corequisite(s): MUC 215  
    Development of compositional skills through individualized study. Students focus on developing compositional craftsmanship, working with a variety of forms and contemporary techniques, and composing in a variety of styles for various performance media.

  
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    MUC 317 - Composition Lessons 4, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 217 ; Composition majors only or permission of instructor.
    Corequisite(s): MUC 215 
    Development of compositional skills through individualized study. Students focus on developing compositional craftsmanship, working with a variety of forms and contemporary techniques, and composing in a variety of styles for various performance media.

  
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    MUC 318 - Instrumentation and Orchestration, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 211  
    An introduction to the instruments of the orchestra and the study of basic playing techniques and limitations and scoring methods.

  
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    MUC 319 - Advanced Orchestration, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 318  
    Advanced orchestration techniques and study of scoring in different stylistic periods. Applied scoring and preparation of score and parts required.

  
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    MUC 321I - Music History & Literature 3 Music of the Classical and the Romantic Eras, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 223I  or the ability to read music and consent of instructor.
    Corequisite(s): should be taken concurrently with MUC 311 .
    A study of stylistic developments and representative masterworks of the Classical and Romantic eras of Western music. Music is studied in its cultural and historical contexts. Includes significant listening, score study, and written work.

  
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    MUC 323I - Music History & Literature 4 Music Since 1900, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 321I  or the ability to read music and consent of instructor
    Corequisite(s): MUC 313  and MUC 314 .
    A study of stylistic developments and representative masterworks of Western music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Music is studied in its cultural and historical contexts. Includes significant listening, score study, and written work.

  
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    MUC 326 - History of American Music, 2 credit hours


    An historical survey of music performed and composed in the United States from the arrival of the earliest Spanish and English colonists to the present.

  
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    MUC 327I - History of Opera, 2 credit hours


    An examination of opera from its origins in the 17th century to the present.

  
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    MUC 329 - Introduction to Research in Music, 1 credit hour


    Introduces students to the nature of research in music. Through the study of the ways in which music information is created, disseminated, and organized, students will learn to locate, organize, evaluate, and use information. Skills learned will be applicable across disciplines. Music History and Music Theory majors will prepare for their senior project by developing a prospectus of their paper.

  
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    MUC 333 - Advanced Keyboard Musicianship 1, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Jury 4 proficiency exam
    The study of three and four part figured bass, melody harmonization, and score reading at the keyboard.

  
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    MUC 334 - Advanced Keyboard Musicianship 2, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 333  and successful completion of Jury 4 proficiency exam.
    The study of three and four part figured bass, melody harmonization, and score reading at the keyboard.

  
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    MUC 341 - Vocal Pedagogy, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 305X  
    Practicum semester for students pursuing a Pedagogy Emphasis covering vocal exercises, problem solving techniques, and development of a personal philosophy of voice training. Includes observation of private teachers and supervised student teaching.

  
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    MUC 345 - Music Theatre Workshop 5: Advanced Scene Work/ New Songwriter’s Showcase, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 246X  or consent of instructor
    Students work with advanced music theatre repertoire in a scene work context, and rehearse and perform a showcase of new, unpublished work written for Music Theatre by emerging composers.

  
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    MUC 346 - Music Theatre Workshop 6: Advanced Acting For Music Theatre, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 345  or consent of instructor
    Students acquire proficiency in commercial acting techniques, producing a voice-over demo, working on-camera and with an ear-prompter. Students rehearse and perform advanced monologue material.

  
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    MUC 347 - Voice Performance Workshop 5: Scenes and Period Style - Baroque, Bel Canto and Romantic, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 248  or consent of the Director of Opera Studies
    Students will continue the development of sung acting technique and craft by building on skills acquired in previous semesters. Class work will focus on fundamental period style through assigned scene material including Baroque, Bel Canto, and Romantic repertoire. Coursework culminates in a final workshop performance.

  
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    MUC 348 - Voice Performance Workshop 6: Scenes and Period Style - Classical and Contemporary, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 347  or consent of the Director of Opera Studies
    Students will continue the development of sung acting technique and craft by building on skills acquired in previous semesters. Class work will focus on fundamental period style through assigned scene material including Classical and Contemporary repertoire. Coursework culminates in a final workshop performance.

  
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    MUC 351 - Music Therapy in Psychiatry and Rehabilitation, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 151  or consent of instructor
    Clinical methods as they relate to working with psychiatric, geriatric, medical, neurologically impaired, and addicted clients.

  
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    MUC 352 - Music Therapy with the Developmentally Disabled, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 151  or consent of instructor
    Clinical practice as it relates to working with mentally retarded, autistic, sensory-impaired, physically challenged, and learning-disabled clients.

  
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    MUC 353 - Program Development and Administration in Music Therapy, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 151  or consent of instructor
    Focus on program planning, scheduling, budgeting, and public relations strategies. Procedures of documentation, standards of practice, codes of ethics, and legislative issues relating to the practice of music therapy included.

  
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    MUC 354 - Creating Music, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 211  and MUC 212  
    The development of functional skills in improvisation, composition, instrumentation, and arranging for use in educational, liturgical, and other community-based settings.

  
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    MUC 357 - Music Therapy Practicum 2, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 257  
    Student will complete at least 12 hours of direct client contact with a consistent client group at one of the approved practicum sites. Continued development of documentation and verbal reporting skills as well as in-class intervention presentations/critiques. Adherence to AMTA Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and HIPAA regulations will be stressed in this faculty-supervised experience.

  
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    MUC 358X - Music Therapy Practicum 3, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 357  
    Student will complete at least 12 hours of direct client contact (with a population/diagnoses not yet experienced in previous practica) at one of the approved practicum sites plus at least 2 hours of Peer Supervision observing and critiquing a peer in their fieldwork experience. Streamlining and adapting to facility-specific documentation and verbal reporting skills will be focus of class discussion as well as interviewing techniques, preparing for the CBMT exam and CBMT continuing education standards. Adherence to AMTA Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics, CBMT Scope of Practice and HIPAA regulations will be stressed in this faculty-supervised experience.

  
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    MUC 363 - Seminar, Variable credit


    Specialized treatment of particular subjects.

  
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    MUC 371 - Choral Music Methods, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): EDU 201 ; MUC 272 ; PSY 205  
    The study of methods and materials for teaching choral music to students, grade 4 through high school. Includes the child singing voice, the changing voice, adolescent and late adolescent vocal development, curriculum and planning, repertoire, arranging, improvisation, and technology. Additional focus on performance settings, standard assessment program administration, specialized learning, adjudicated events, behavior management, recruiting, and public relations.

    Supervised clinical and field experiences, 15 hours of field experiences, and lab class required.
  
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    MUC 372 - Instrumental Music Methods, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): EDU 201 ; MUC 272 ; PSY 205  
    The study of methods and materials for teaching instrumental music to students, grade 4 through high school, from a comprehensive musicianship perspective. Includes the beginning instrumentalist, starting and planning the instrumental program, instrument testing, adolescent and late adolescent development, curriculum and planning, repertoire, arranging, improvisation, and technology. Additional focus on performance settings, standard assessment, program administration, specialized learning, adjudicated events, behavior management, recruiting, and public relations.

    Supervised clinical and field experiences, 15 hours of field experiences, and lab class required.
  
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    MUC 373 - Marching Band Techniques, 1 credit hour


    A detailed examination of the various elements involved in the marching band curriculum, including basic skills and the instructional techniques of marching and maneuvering, parade and field execution, drill design, auxiliary groups, and competition.

    Field experience required.
  
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    MUC 381 - Piano Literature, 3 credit hours


    A survey of keyboard literature from Elizabethan times to the present.

  
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    MUC 382 - Piano Pedagogy, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 305X  
    The study of elementary, intermediate, and advanced piano methods and materials, with emphasis on teaching techniques, pedagogical philosophy and the integration of theory, musicianship, ear-training, and sight-reading into the private lesson environment. Includes observation of private teachers and supervised student teaching.

  
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    MUC 385 - Preparation for the Church Musician, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Piano or organ primary; others by consent of instructor
    The development of basic skills for planning and playing a church service. Required for organ primaries.

  
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    MUC 401 - Primary Instrument: Private Lessons, 2-4 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Entry-level audition; for subsequent levels - previous level. Secondary, minor and elective study use MUC 131 , MUC 132 , MUC 231 , MUC 232  
    Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with MUC 002 .
    Performance studies, available in all orchestral instruments, keyboard instruments, guitar, or voice. Credit hours and repertoire requirements assigned according to student’s degree program. Additional fees required for non-music majors, BA Music students, and music minors.

  
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    MUC 402 - Primary Instrument: Private Lessons, 2-4 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Entry-level audition; for subsequent levels - previous level. Secondary, minor and elective study use MUC 131 , MUC 132 , MUC 231 , MUC 232  
    Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with MUC 002 .
    Performance studies, available in all orchestral instruments, keyboard instruments, guitar, or voice. Credit hours and repertoire requirements assigned according to student’s degree program. Additional fees required for non-music majors, BA Music students, and music minors.

  
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    MUC 403 - Partial Senior Recital, .5 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Approval of department
    Preparation and performance of a half-length recital program at the senior level. Repertoire chosen to represent technical achievement and a variety of musical styles.

  
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    MUC 404 - Full Senior Recital, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Approval of department
    Preparation and performance of a full-length recital program at the senior level. Repertoire chosen to represent technical achievement and a variety of musical styles.

  
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    MUC 405 - Chamber Music Recital, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Approval of department
    Preparation and performance of a full-length chamber music recital program at the senior level. Repertoire chosen to represent technical achievement and a variety of musical styles.

  
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    MUC 410 - Thesis Project Presentation, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Approval of department
    Preparation and performance of a lecture program at the senior level, as a publishable document, and as a defended work of scholarship. Subject to correspond with the required Senior Research project in Music History or Music Theory.

  
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    MUC 411 - Thesis Research in Music Theory, 1 credit hour


    In-depth analysis and supporting research of a major work of symphonic proportions or a group of shorter works. Use of several analytical approaches expected. Requires completion of major paper in compliance with departmental requirements.

  
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    MUC 412 - Music Academic Studies Seminar, 0 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Must be a music major to enter course.
    A seminar for music history and music theory majors to be taken throughout the junior and senior years. This seminar will include a series of lectures, presentations, and discussions led by department faculty and visiting scholars. It is meant to demonstrate musical scholarship and provide guidance for students as they work through their undergraduate research projects. Additionally, the seminar will focus on professional development topics such as graduate school applications, graduate entrance exams, graduate and undergraduate scholarships, graduate assistantships, conference proposals, and professional etiquette. This seminar is open to interested students, faculty, and/or staff who would benefit from the information.

  
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    MUC 413 - Structure and Interpretation, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 311  or the consent of instructor
    Structural analysis as applied to musical expression. Study of ways the structure of music informs its interpretation and performance.

  
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    MUC 414 - Layer Analysis, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 311  
    Techniques of analysis presented according to the principles of Schenker, Salzer, and Cogan.

  
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    MUC 415 - Contemporary Composition Techniques, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 217 ; Composition majors only or permission of instructor
    An exploration and composition modeling course of 20th and 21st century compositional trends and techniques, specifically twelve-tone, serialism, indeterminacy, process/algorithmic, proportional notation, minimalism, third-stream (jazz influence), rock influenced, and tonal/nonfunctional music writing.

  
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    MUC 416 - Composition Lessons 5, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 317 ; Composition majors only or permission of instructor
    Development of compositional skills through individualized study. Students focus on developing compositional craftsmanship, working with a variety of forms and contemporary techniques, and composing in a variety of styles for various performance media. May be repeated for credit.

  
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    MUC 417 - Composition Lessons 6, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 317 , MUC 416 ; Composition majors only or permission of instructor
    Development of compositional skills through individualized study. Students focus on developing compositional craftsmanship, working with a variety of forms and contemporary techniques, and composing in a variety of styles for various performance media. May be repeated for credit.

  
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    MUC 418X - Senior Composition Recital, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Approval of department
    A full length recital of original compositions representing the student’s work throughout his or her undergraduate study. The program is to be chosen in consultation with the Instructor of Composition.

  
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    MUC 419X - Music Theory Practicum, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 329  or consent of instructor
    Practical application of music theory skills through observation of and participation in supervised professional experience such as, but not limited to, tutoring, course assisting, or research assisting.

  
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    MUC 421 - Thesis Research in Music History, 1 credit hour


    In-depth analysis and supporting research of a major work, composer, or style period. Use of several analytical approaches expected. Requires completion of major paper in compliance with departmental requirements.

  
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    MUC 422 - Special Studies in Renaissance Music, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 223I  or consent of instructor
    Topics to be selected.

  
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    MUC 423 - Special Studies in Baroque Music, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 223I  or consent of instructor
    Topics to be selected.

  
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    MUC 424 - Special Studies in the Music Of J.S. Bach, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 223I  or consent of instructor
    Divided into mini-mesters. First mini-mester includes study of works to be performed in the annual Bach Festival and may be repeated for credit. Second mini-mester undertakes a study of Bach and his world and may not be repeated for credit.

  
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    MUC 425 - Special Studies in 18th Century Classicism, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 321I  or consent of instructor
    Topics to be selected.

  
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    MUC 426 - Special Studies in 19th Century Music, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 321I  or consent of instructor
    Topics to be selected.

  
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    MUC 427 - Special Studies in 20th Century Music, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 323I  or consent of instructor
    Topics to be selected.

  
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    MUC 429X - Music History Practicum, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 329  or consent of instructor
    Practical application of music history skills through observation of and participation in supervised professional experience such as, but not limited to, tutoring, course assisting, or research assisting.

  
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    MUC 445 - Music Theatre Workshop 7: Professional Aspects of Music Theatre/ Musical-in-concert, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 346  or consent of instructor
    Students rehearse and perform an in-concert Music Theatre piece, often with the composer in residence. Students rehearse and perform in a professional environment, developing sound, director-proof rehearsal and performance technique. Students assemble a professional-quality self-presentation package (headshots and resumes), and acquire strategies for interacting with agents and casting directors.

  
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    MUC 446 - Music Theatre Workshop 8: Showcase, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 445  or consent of instructor
    Students create, rehearse, and perform a professional Agent Showcase presented in New York City near the end of their final semester. Students learn strategies for optimizing agent interviews and handling themselves as professionals in a professional context.

  
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    MUC 447 - Voice Performance Workshop 7: Advanced Audition Preparation 1, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 348  or consent of the Director of Opera Studies
    Intensive dramatic, musical, stylistic, interpretive, and communicative preparation of audition repertoire.  Course work will focus on students’ studio teacher assigned repertoire and culminates in a final workshop performance.

  
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    MUC 448 - Voice Performance Workshop 8: Advanced Audition Preparation 2 with Final Project, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 447  or consent of the Director of Opera Studies
    Intensive dramatic, musical, stylistic, interpretive, and communicative preparation of audition repertoire.  Course work will focus on students’ studio teacher assigned repertoire and a special project determined by class enrollment. Students will also present on a particular acting method, system, teacher, or practitioner.  Coursework culminates in a final workshop performance.

  
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    MUC 451 - Psychology of Music, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 151  or consent of instructor
    An overview of current research in music learning, music preference, acoustics, influence of music on listener behavior, and measurement of music achievement and performance.

  
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    MUC 452 - Research Seminar in Music Therapy, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MUC 451  
    Practical exposure to research methods. Independent research projects incorporating the most common methods of data analysis and test design required.

  
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    MUC 454 - Music Therapy Internship, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Senior Music Therapy majors only; successful completion of all coursework
    Six months of full-time clinical experience in an AMTA-approved facility. Documentation and special research projects included according to the clinical internship training plan. Must be completed within two years following conclusion of course work.

  
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    MUC 463 - Seminar, Variable credit


    Specialized treatment of particular subjects.

  
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    MUC 492 - Conducting Seminar, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor
    Advanced score study and discussion of technical and musical conducting issues and administrative responsibilities. Some large-ensemble conducting opportunities possible.

  
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    MUC 493 - Conducting Apprenticeship, 1 credit hour


    Score preparation, rehearsal observation, and some large-ensemble conducting under the guidance of a master conductor.


Music in the Liberal Arts

  
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    MUL 111 - Music Fundamentals, 3 credit hours


    A comprehensive study of the construction, spelling, recognition, and labeling of rhythms, meter signatures, pitches, intervals, triads, seventh chords, and major and minor key signatures and scales.

  
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    MUL 134 - Piano Class, 1 credit hour


    Piano for non-music majors who have had little or no piano experience. Core skills addressed include effective communication and knowledge of human behaviors, cultures and the natural world.

  
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    MUL 135 - Voice Class, 1 credit hour


    Introduction to the basic elements of singing, including physiological aspects of the singing process, diction principles based on the International Phonetic Alphabet, and expressive techniques. Core skills addressed include effective communication and knowledge of human behaviors, cultures and the natural world.

  
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    MUL 136 - Guitar Class, 1 credit hour


    Instruction in playing primary chords in several keys, strumming patterns to accompany singing, and a repertoire of songs from the folk, popular, and patriotic literature. Use of bass guitar and amplification included. Prior experience in reading music helpful but not required. Use of personally owned instruments advised. Core skills addressed include effective communication and knowledge of human behaviors, cultures and the natural world.

  
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    MUL 137 - Intermediate Guitar Class, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUL 136  or consent of instructor
    Class instruction to further develop technique and broaden styles introduced in MUL 136 . Barre chords, note reading, accompaniment of singing, playing by ear, transposition, and finger picking are among topics for study. Core skills addressed include effective communication and knowledge of human behaviors, cultures and the natural world.

  
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    MUL 138 - Intermediate Voice Class, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUL 135  or consent of instructor
    Class instruction to further develop technique introduced in MUL 135 . Continued emphasis on development of individual singing skills. Core skills addressed include effective communication and knowledge of human behaviors, cultures and the natural world.

  
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    MUL 139 - Intermediate Piano Class, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MUL 134  or consent of instructor
    Class instruction to further the development of technical and musical skills introduced in MUL 134 . Includes playing in major and minor keys, sight-reading, improvisation, harmonization, and appropriate technical studies and literature. Core skills addressed include effective communication and knowledge of human behaviors, cultures and the natural world.

  
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    MUL 171I - The Art of Listening to Music, 2 credit hours


    An introductory course designed for the non-music major, with the goal of becoming familiar with representative masterpieces of classical music. Core skills addressed include complex thinking skills and knowledge of human behaviors, cultures and the natural world.

 

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