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02213/Music Studies

Non-Music majors must receive approval from the appropriate Department Chair before registering for any music courses. EXCEPTION: Courses specifically indicated for Non-Music majors.

Lower Division Courses

0031. Aural Skills: Jazz (2 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Open only to Jazz Studies/Music Majors.

Basic jazz musicianship with emphasis upon sight-singing, interval recognition, jazz syncopation, triads, seventh and ninth chords, basic chord progressions, melodic and harmonic dictation.

0032. Aural Skills: Jazz (2 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0031.

Intermediate musicianship with emphasis upon sight singing, interval recognition, jazz syncopation, transcription, eleventh and thirteenth chords, intermediate chord progressions, melodic and harmonic dictation.

Note: Open only to Jazz Studies/Music Majors.

0033. Aural Skills: Jazz (2 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0032.

Advanced musicianship with emphasis upon advanced sight singing, advanced interval recognition, advanced chord progressions, modal applications, transcription.

Note: Open only to Jazz Studies/Music Majors.

0041. Aural Theory I (2 s.h.) F S.

A basic course in the aural perception and singing of intervals, scales, and triads. Special attention to application of these concepts as well as other musical parameters in the aural perception of a wide variety of literature.

Note: Remedial section available.

0042. Aural Theory II (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0041.

Further study of intervals, scales, and triads, with special attention given to tonal music; developing the power to visualize, sing, and write music from dictation.

0045. Introduction to Music Theory and Literature (2 s.h.) F.

Introduction to basic theoretical concepts of music. A wide range of musical compositions, drawn from different musical cultures and various periods of music history.

0046. Music Theory for Non-Music Majors (2 s.h.) F.

Basic musical theory. Basic scales, intervals, rhythm and chord structures, simple harmonization, rudimentary aural theory. Some previous training is helpful, but not necessary.

Note: For non-music majors.

C061. Introduction to Music (3 s.h.) F S. Core: AR.

An introduction to the elements of music and the evolution of musical styles in representative masterpieces from the baroque to the contemporary periods. To broaden knowledge of music and enhance listening enjoyment.

Note: For non-music majors.

C062. Introduction to World Music (3 s.h.) F S. Core: IS.

Exposes students to the diversity of music cultures existing in the world today and also to the particular instruments, genres, and musical contexts with which they are associated. Students become acquainted with research topics of interest to ethnomusicologists in recent years.

Note: Open to non-music majors only. No prior musical experience or coursework is necessary. This course meets the Non-Western/Third World core requirement.

C073. The Making of a Musical (3 s.h.) S. Core: AR.

Exploration of creative expression through a study of musical theater in America from its origins to the present. Broadway shows such as My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd, and Phantom of the Opera will be models for class and individual projects. These will include the adaptation of a play into a musical, and the writing of original lyrics for songs to be performed in class with outside assistance from music majors.

Note: No previous musical training is required.

C086. Music in American Society (3 s.h.) F S. Core: AC.

Using a historical framework, this course will survey various styles of music found in the United States. Folk, fine art, and popular music examples will be examined on the basis of their intrinsic qualities, as well as in connection with their social, economic, and political milieu. Issues of racism in American society's musical life will be an ongoing theme.

Note: No prior musical experience or course work is necessary.

Upper Division Courses

0105. Jazz Secondary Piano (1 s.h.) F S.

Continuation of voicing techniques, sight reading, comping, improvisation, and advanced jazz voicings.

0106. Jazz Secondary Piano (1 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0105.

Continuation of voicing techniques, sight reading, comping, improvisation, and advanced jazz voicings.

0130. Music in Advertising and Marketing (2 s.h.) S.

The study of music as it relates to the advertising and marketing industries. Topics discussed will include composition and lyric writing for broadcast, advertising, marketing films and videos, and multi-image presentations.

Note: Designed for music majors with a theory background.

0131. Pop Song Writing (2 s.h.) S.

Composing songs in pop idiom. Emphasis on chord progression, melody, and lyrics, as well as actual performance in class of student compositions.

Note: A thorough understanding of jazz harmony is essential.

0132. History of Pop (3 s.h.) F.

Popular song styles of the 20th century from a variety of idioms: blues, folk, pop groups, rock, film, etc. Listening, analysis, and criticism.

0138. History of Jazz (3 s.h.) S.

Survey of jazz practice in the twentieth century with emphasis upon the major styles and the major artists.

0141. Aural Theory III (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0042.

Continuation of aural perception of tonal music with concentration on modulation and chromaticism; aural analysis of smaller forms.

0142. Aural Theory IV (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0141.

Continuation of aural perception with an emphasis on 20th century literature and techniques.

C143. Theory I (3 s.h.) F S. Core: AR.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0142.

Introduction to melody, modal counterpoint, all species of two-part writing and basic voice leading, along with simple diatonic harmony and figured bass. Exercises include writing original second parts to given melodies, four-part harmonization of diatonic melodies, and analysis of music literature excerpts.

Note: Section 004 - Jazz Majors only.

0144. Theory II (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies C143.

Continuation of the study of tonal harmony; introduction of chromaticism, diatonic modulation, and expanded forms such as sonata allegro and rondo through analysis of larger works and composition of short pieces.

Note: Section 004 - Jazz Majors only.

0148. Composition I (2 s.h.) F S.

Original composition. Development of inventive ability. Required for theory and composition majors.

0149. Composition II (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0148 or equivalent.

Original composition. Development of inventive ability. Required for theory and composition majors.

0153. Harmony I: Jazz (3 s.h.) S.

Basic jazz theory with emphasis upon standard melodic and harmonic structures in jazz practice, diatonic intervals, seventh chords, modulation, inversions, secondary dominant chords, tritone substitutions, melodic and harmonic analysis.

0154. Harmony II: Jazz (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0153.

Intermediate jazz theory with emphasis upon intermediate rhythmic and melodic transcription, chord-scale relationship, harmonic analysis, extended voicings, modal harmony.

0155. Harmony III: Jazz (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0154.

Advanced jazz theory with emphasis upon advanced melodic and rhythmic transcription, reharmonization, non-functional harmony.

0160. Music in History (2 s.h.) F.

The history, style, and musical forms from antiquity through the Renaissance. Musical analysis and individual assignments.

Note: Open only to music majors; others by permission.

0161. Music in History (2 s.h.) S.

The history, style, and musical forms of the Baroque period. Musical analysis and individual assignments.

Note: Open only to music majors; others by permission.

0205. Jazz Class Piano (1 s.h.) F S.

Arranged each semester, please consult with the instructor.

Note: Course required for 1) all undergraduate music therapy majors with a piano concentration and 2) graduate music therapy majors who failed the diagnostic piano test and have the necessary piano technique.

0206. Jazz Class Piano (1 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0205.

Arranged each semester. Please consult with the instructor.

Note: Course required for 1) all undergraduate music therapy majors with a piano concentration and 2) graduate music therapy majors who failed the diagnostic piano test and have the necessary piano technique.

0241. Keyboard Harmony (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music 0106.

The playing of chord progressions, sequences, modulations, and harmonization of small forms. Transposition, extemporization, reading from open score.

Note: Music Education students take Mus Ed 0245.

0242. Orchestration (2 s.h.) F.

Instrumental characteristics and potential. Varied problems in sectional, ensemble, and orchestral scoring. Laboratory work possible in connection with practice orchestra.

C243. Theory III (3 s.h.) F S. Core: QB.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0144.

Advanced chromatic harmony; modality, atonality, twelve-tone technique. Works by such composers as Wagner, Debussy, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky; exercises written using these works as models.

Note: Section 004 - Jazz Majors only.

0245. Keyboard Harmony Music Education Majors (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all secondary piano (for music education majors).

Playing chord progressions, sequences, modulations, and harmonization of small forms. Transposition, extemporization, reading from open score.

0248. Composition Junior Seminar I (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0149 or equivalent.

A one-hour composition lesson every second week for composition majors.

Note: Attendance required for departmental concerts and special events.

0249. Composition Junior Seminar II (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0248 or equivalent.

A one hour composition lesson every second week for composition majors.

Note: Attendance required for departmental concerts and special events.

0253. Remedial Studies in Music History (13 s.h.) F S.

A program of study is designed to suit the need of each student with individual tutoring provided by the instructor.

Note: Remedial study in music history for graduate students. May be taken by undergraduate music majors with the approval of the adviser and the instructor.

0254. Contemporary Music (3 s.h.) S.

Late 19th century orchestral practices; theories of Sessions, Hindemith, Bartok, Wuorinen; concentration on neoclassic style.

Note: Required for all composition majors. Labs included.

W260. Music in History (3 s.h.) F. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: Open only to music majors; others by permission..

The history, style, and musical forms from the preclassic to the early romantic. Music analysis, essay exams, listening assignments, and research paper.

W261. Music in History (3 s.h.) S. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: Music Studies W260; music majors only; others by permission..

The history, style, and musical forms from the late romantic through the contemporary periods. Music analysis, essay exams, listening assignments, and research paper.

0270. Theory Seminar (1-2 s.h.) F S.

Practical application of current pedagogical principles with outside projects. Weekly seminar designed for and required of all theory majors in the junior and senior years.

Note: Four semesters required.

W271. Theory Seminar (1-2 s.h.) F S. Core: WI.

Practical application of current pedagogical principles with outside projects. Required weekly writing intensive seminar for theory majors, emphasizing critical writing and discussion.

C315. Computers in Musical Applications (3 s.h.) F S. Core: SB.

Prerequisite: Physics (Acoustics) C067.

Introduction to theory and practice of digital synthesis of musical sound. Sampling theory, additive synthesis, and modulation synthesis are examined using models.

0316. Computer Synthesis of Music (3 s.h.) F S.

Advanced study of software synthesis methods building on Music Studies C315. Subtractive synthesis and reverberation techniques are examined. Synthesis algorithms are implemented using the C Sound language.

0318. Business of Music I (2 s.h.) F.

Analysis of recording industry, artists' contracts, labor agreements, theatrical agents, managers, record production, publishing copyright laws, songwriter contracts, show music, motion pictures, etc.

0321. Sound Recording (3 s.h.) F S.

A course in concert hall recording of live music including topics such as room acoustics, electrical signals, microphones, recording decks and editing systems. A quantitative approach to theory will be balanced by practical laboratory instruction.

Note: The course is required for students who have elected the Music Technology Component.

0326. Jazz Style and Analysis (2-3 s.h.) S.

In-depth examination of the music of one or two artists with an emphasis upon style, melodic and harmonic content, and importance of the artist(s)to the jazz canon.

0330. World Music (3 s.h.) F S.

This course will acquaint students with a diversity of styles of world music from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere. It will also focus brief attention on the history of ethnomusicology as a discipline, and topics of special interest within that field.

Note: Open only to music majors; others by permission.

0331. Jazz Arranging I (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Music Studies C243 (Section 004).

Writing for various small and large jazz groups. Emphasis upon jazz orchestration and chord substitutions.

0333. Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice (2-3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies C143, 0144 (Section 004).

Application of melodic and harmonic improvisational concepts and devices to standard jazz repertoire. Emphasis upon melodic stylistic development.

0334. Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice (2-3 s.h.) F.

More advanced melodic and harmonic improvisational concepts applied to standard jazz repertoire with an emphasis upon stylistic development.

0335. Composing Music for Films (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Music Studies C315.

Students learn to use MIDI equipment and software to compose music for synchronization to film and video. The vocabulary and technology of film production are taught, as well as an understanding of the function of music in documentary and experimental film and video. The course contains a laboratory component in which students develop sequencing skills and work with synchronized videotape.

0336. Jazz Arranging II (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0331.

Advanced arranging concepts for small and large jazz ensembles.

0337. Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Jazz Theory sequence.

Current and past trends in jazz and pop composition. Students compose and perform original music. Class analysis of works.

Note: Weekly seminar meetings.

0338. Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging (2 s.h.) F S.

Advanced composition in the jazz idiom.

0342. Advanced Orchestration (2 s.h.) S.

Full scoring for orchestra and band, ranging from monody to complex texture.

0343. Counterpoint (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies C143 and 0144.

The principles of two- and three-part counterpoint and practical application in the form of the invention and three-part imitative writing of the 18th century.

0344. Score Reading (2 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0241.

A continuation of Music Studies 0241. Emphasis on reading from open score with the alto, tenor, and soprano clefs in addition to the G and F clefs. Also, modulation to remote keys, varied sequences.

0345. Analysis (2 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies C243.

A supplement and sequel to the analysis introduced in Music Studies 0160, W261 and Music Studies C243. Development of aural perception techniques.

Note: Individual assignments.

0346. MIDI (3 s.h.) F.

An introduction to the use of MIDI Technology, including basic synthesis, sound design, sequencing, and sampling.

0347. Computer Music Studio (2-3 s.h.) S.

Independent composition study following completion of either Music Studies 0346, 0316, or 0335.

0348. Composition Senior Seminar I (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0248 and 0249, or equivalent.

A one-hour composition lesson every week for composition majors.

Note: Attendance required for departmental concerts and special events.

0349. Composition Senior Seminar II (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Music Studies 0348 or equivalent.

A one-hour composition lesson every week for composition majors.

Note: Attendance required for departmental concerts and special events.

0363. Classical Keyboard Sonata (3 s.h.) F S.

Representative sampling of the keyboard works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Emphasis is placed on analytical skills and the interpretative questions relevant to the repertoire.

0391. Independent Study (1 - 4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Special authorization required.

The area of concentration selected by the student with the approval of the supervising teacher and Associate Dean.

0396. Latin American Music Ensemble (1 s.h.) F S.

Students learn to perform a diversity of musical genres from Cuba, Mexico, and other parts of Spanish-speaking Latin America. Portions of each rehearsal period will be devoted to African-influenced percussive styles; music performed on string instruments and hand percussion, and electrified dance music. Genres represented in the repertory of the groups include the Cuban and Mexican Son, the Bolero, Colombia, Danzon, Rumba, and many others.

Note: Vocalists and instrumentalists are welcome, as well as others. Ability to read music is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.

0397. Early Music Ensemble (1 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: By audition only.

An opportunity to perform music from medieval through preclassic times. Reproduction of original instruments, principles of performance practice in original form and as they emerge through modern efforts at reconstruction.

Note: Limited to 20 singers and instrumentalists
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