Music

Music Courses

Key to Symbols
F = fall, S = spring, Sum = summer, W = winter, E = even years (e.g., academic year 2010-11), O = odd years (e.g., academic year 2011-12), Y = yearly, IRR = offered at irregular intervals, F-S = offered in both fall and spring semesters

MUED 50100 - Advanced Choral Conducting

Study of conducting choral music with a variety of styles and interpretive techniques. Students have the opportunity to conduct several visiting high school or college choirs during class sessions. 2 credits.

MUED 50200 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting

Studies and practices aimed toward the improved clarity of basic stick technique through the use of unequal motions (rhythmic and melodic). Practical exploration of rehearsal techniques with an emphasis on clarity and efficiency in solving problems of balance, ensemble, intonation, and phrasing. 2 credits.

MUED 54000 - Materials and Rehearsal Techniques for the Public School Wind Band

An in-depth investigation of principles and procedures for developing the public school wind band, including the study and evaluation of materials appropriate for teaching elementary, junior high, and senior high school band. Included is the examination of method books, instructional materials, and music for wind band. 2 credits.

MUED 54100 - Choral Rehearsal and Vocal Techniques

Study, through lectures, class discussions, and student conducting, of basic principles and procedures in developing the choral ensemble and choral literature for various ensemble levels. Considerable attention is devoted to the care and teaching of the adolescent voice, both in the solo and the ensemble situation. 2 credits.

MUED 54900 - Marching Band Techniques

A study of techniques employed by high school and college marching bands, including arranging fundamentals and charting procedures. Each student is required to chart an entire field band show. Extensive use is made of film and videotape. 2 credits.

MUED 57100 - Suzuki Seminar I

An in-depth study of the philosophy, psychology, and pedagogy of the Suzuki method. An in-depth study of the Suzuki repertoire contained in the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) foundation unit, and units I and II with emphasis on both the pedagogical understanding and the performance skills of the pieces. A special study is made of techniques needed to teach preschool children. 3 credits.

MUED 57200 - Suzuki Seminar II

Continuation of Suzuki Seminar I with emphasis on the repertoire and pedagogy continued in the SAA units III and IV. An analysis of how Shinichi Suzuki's approach to the technique fits into the broader historical development of instrument technique. 3 credits.

MUED 59400 - Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education

An in-depth investigation of world musics, including inherent cultural values and identities, with a focus on American public school curricula and pedagogies. 2-3 credits.

MUED 62800 - Early Music Performance Practice Ensemble

Ensemble experience and exposure to early music literature. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 0-1 credit. (S)

MUED 63300 - Choral Conducting
MUED 63400 - Choral Conducting
MUED 63500 - Instrumental Conducting
MUED 63600 - Instrumental Conducting

MUED 65000 - Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers

This course focuses on using music in the elementary school classroom. Topics include cross-curricular use of music, repertoire, and materials for appropriate grade levels. 1 credit. (U)

MUED 65400 - Portfolio and Presentation I

An independent planning, analysis, and reflective project directed by a member of the graduate music education faculty. Study includes the development of a process-product portfolio and a detailed investigation of personal pedagogical beliefs and practices based on the student's graduate music education coursework and teaching experience. Prerequisites: For matriculated music education graduate students, to be taken concurrently with MUED 68000. 1 credit.

MUED 65500 - Portfolio and Presentation II

A continuation of the project started in MUED 65400, leading to a final presentation. Further development of a process-product portfolio and a detailed investigation of personal pedagogical beliefs and practices based on the student's graduate music education coursework and teaching experience. Prerequisites: For matriculated music education graduate students, to be taken concurrently with MUED 68200. 1 credit.

MUED 67300 - Suzuki Practicum I

A practical application of the techniques learned in Suzuki Seminars I and II in a "live" private school situation. 2 credits.

MUED 67400 - Suzuki Practicum II

A practical application of the techniques learned in Suzuki Seminars I and II in a "live" private school situation. Continuation of the practical experiences of Suzuki Practicum I. Completion of Suzuki Practicum II fulfills the requirements of SAA unit IX. 2 credits.

MUED 68000 - Psychology of Music Teaching

An investigation and discussion of current theories of learning as they relate specifically to the teaching of music. This course includes the study of specific teaching strategies, research techniques, tests and measurements, and the nature of musical response. Prerequisites: MUTH 65200. 3 credits.

MUED 68200 - Seminar in Music Education

Research, presentation, and discussion of papers on topics of concern to music education. Topics include special music teaching techniques and philosophy, curricular developments, current research, and educational policy. Prerequisite: MUED 68000 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

MUED 68300 - Practicum in Teaching

A professional experience relating to the music teaching and learning process. Under the supervision of a music education faculty member, the student chooses one or more specific pedagogical topics. A synthesis of the topics is demonstrated during actual teaching situations, during discussions at personal conferences, and in a final written summary report. 2 credits.

MUED 69000 - Comprehensive Curriculum: General and Choral Music, K-8

For the instrumental and vocal music educator seeking a comprehensive understanding of pedagogical techniques and materials appropriate for general music and choral programs in a K-8 music curriculum. 3 credits.

MUED 69100 - Music Education for the Special Learner

Materials, techniques, and curriculum for teaching music to the special learner in school music programs. 3 credits.

MUED 69200 - Administration and Supervision of Music Education

Detailed consideration of the functions of supervisors and directors of music education in administering music programs in elementary and secondary schools. 3 credits.

MUED 69300 - Music, Humanities, and Related Arts

"An exploration of relationships between music and other arts. Consideration of works of art in terms of social, political, religious, economic, and philosophical implications. Teaching the arts as a humanistic discipline. 3 credits.

MUED 69800 - Selected Topics
MUED 69900 - Selected Topics

Intensive course concentrating on recent trends in music education. One concept or development is studied in depth each semester in order to acquaint students fully with the practical, theoretical, and research techniques needed in effectively adapting new concepts of music teaching. 3 credits.

MUED 70500 - Successful Leadership in Contemporary Music Education

This workshop, designed for the contemporary music educator and/or supervisor, examines effective leadership and its relationship to the successful music education program. 0-2 credits. (U)

MUED 73500 - Choral Music Experience

This course involves the teaching of ways to incorporate national standards into the choral setting while enhancing the quality of the performance experience and the quality of sound of the ensemble. The Choral Music Experience course is designed to help participants learn an integrated approach to music education, combining the development of performance skills with the acquisition of musical knowledge. 0-2 credits. (Sum)

MUED 73700 - Workshop: Wind Conducting

The course focuses on conducting technique, rehearsal techniques, and repertoire for wind ensembles. An important component of the course is the opportunity to conduct, with critique, a live ensemble on a variety of standard wind works. The course also includes discussion of current trends in music education including national standards as related to wind conducting/teaching. 0 - 2 cr.

MUED 74000 - Suzuki Foundation Unit
MUED 74100 - Suzuki Unit I
MUED 74200 - Suzuki Unit II
MUED 74300 - Suzuki Unit III
MUED 74400 - Suzuki Unit IV
MUED 74500 - Suzuki Unit V
MUED 74600 - Suzuki Unit VI
MUED 74700 - Suzuki Unit VII
MUED 74800 - Suzuki Unit VIII

MUED 78000 - The Healthy Musician

This comprehensive three-day program of seminars and workshops focuses on health and musical performance. A multidisciplinary faculty examines the physical and mental factors that affect both the musician and performance and discusses the care and prevention of music-related injuries. Participants choose sessions for health care providers or sessions for musicians. Areas of instruction include basic anatomy and physiology, exercise prescription, posture, stress, mental training and practice techniques, common injuries, Feldenkrais exercises, Alexander Technique exercises, learning styles (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), splinting, and biofeedback. Musicians demonstrate five major instrument groups (reeds, strings, keyboards, voice, and brass). Both a musician case study and a faculty recital are given. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments each day. To register for the workshop, you must complete the registration form in the Healthy Musician brochure, which is available on request from the summer sessions office. 0-1 credit.

MUED 78300 - SAA Practicum Unit Violin

MUEN 60400 - Piano Ensemble

Study and performance of music for piano four hands, one and two pianos, and eight hands, two pianos. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 60500 - Wind Ensemble

A select wind and percussion ensemble with an active program of concerts scheduled throughout the school year. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meeting: Five hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 60600 - Concert Band
MUEN 60700 - Symphonic Band

A wind and percussion ensemble open to any student who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 60800 - Choir

A select choral ensemble with an active performance schedule. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. A commitment for both fall and spring semesters is required. Class meeting: Five hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 60900 - Chorus

A large choral ensemble open to any student who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 61000 - Women's Chorale

A choral ensemble open to all female students who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. A commitment for both fall and spring semesters is required. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 61100 - Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra is open to any student who can qualify by audition. An active program of concerts is scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Five hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 61300 - Madrigal Singers

A select vocal chamber ensemble with an active performance schedule. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 61400 - Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

The rehearsal and performance of chamber music written in the 20th century, with emphasis placed on recently composed works. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meetings by arrangement. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 61500 - Guitar Ensemble

Performance situations for small guitar ensembles of varying combinations. Class meeting: One hour per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 61900 - Jazz Laboratory

Experience in jazz ensemble playing. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Several concerts are scheduled each year. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 62100 - Chamber Orchestra

A select chamber orchestra open to any student who can qualify by audition. An active schedule of concert appearances is maintained throughout the year. Class meeting: Three hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 62200 - Instrumental Chamber Music
MUEN 62205 - Instrumental Chamber Music

Study, rehearsal, and performance of a broad spectrum of chamber music by selected ensembles. Class meeting: One hour of coaching and a minimum of two hours of rehearsal per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 62300 - Brass Choir

Study, rehearsal, and performance of standard brass choir literature and orchestral works. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 62500 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble

A select jazz chamber ensemble for singers and instrumentalists. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. An active program of concerts is scheduled each semester. Class meeting: Two hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 62700 - Percussion Ensemble

Ensemble experience and exposure to contemporary percussion literature. Several concerts are scheduled each semester. Open to any student who can qualify by audition. Class meeting: Four hours per week. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUEN 64000 - Musical Theater Rehearsal and Performance

Participation in rehearsal and performance of a major musical theater production sponsored jointly with the Department of Theatre Arts in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Students receive credit for assignments in instrumental or vocal performance. Evaluated for pass/fail grade only by the music faculty member in charge of the designated area of specialization. Evaluation based on degree of professional attitude and quality of performance. Audition required prior to enrolling. 0-1 credit. (F-S)

MUMC 50300 - Computer Technology in Music Education

Advanced course in computer technology for students majoring in music education. Activities include surveying current CAI materials, creating MIDI and digital audio resources for web delivery, and developing musical resources designed for use in teaching. 2 credits.

MUMC 50400 - Interactive Multimedia Design

Study of musical applications in multimedia design. 2.0 credits (F,S).

MUMC 51000 - Feldenkrais for Musicians

This course is based on the "awareness through movement" lessons developed by Moshe Feldenkrais. Through gentle movement sequences, musicians can learn to improve coordination, posture, and balance, which can lead to more artistic performance. 1 credit.

MUMC 51100 - Creative Arts Methods for Older Adults

Techniques for developing a creative arts program that includes music, drama, and movement for older adults. The process combines an overview of gerontology issues and their relationship to the needs of older adults. Classes meet on campus and at local adult-care facilities. 3 credits.

MUMC 54500 - Musical Theater Workshop

A team-taught, interdisciplinary, performance-oriented course designed to integrate musical and theater performance skills through the selection, development, and presentation of scenes from musicals. Admission by audition presented to the faculty at the first meeting of each semester or by permission of instructors. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 credits. 2 credits.

MUMC 54700 - Opera Workshop

A team-taught, interdisciplinary, performance-oriented course designed to integrate musical and theater performance skills through the selection, development, and presentation of scenes from the standard and contemporary operatic repertoire. Admission by audition presented to the faculty at the first meeting of each semester or by permission of instructors. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 8 credits. 2 credits.

MUMC 55000 - Reed Making

Laboratory course in the making of single and double reeds. 1 credit.

MUMC 55500 - Vocal Pedagogy

Aspects of teaching voice, private or group, at the secondary and college level. Writings of vocal pedagogues and voice scientists are studied. Students are expected to develop vocal exercise procedures and compile lists of adaptable teaching repertoire. Faculty members assist with lectures and discussions. This course is not limited to voice majors, but vocal ability adequate to demonstrate is required. 2 credits.

MUMC 56900 - String Instrument Maintenance and Repair

An introductory course dealing with string instrument adjustments, troubleshooting, and emergency repairs typically needed by teachers in public school music programs. 1 credit.

MUMC 57000 - Introduction to Brass Repair

An introduction to the care, maintenance, and repair of the trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba. 1 credit.

MUMC 57100 - Introduction to Woodwind Repair

An introduction to tools and toolmaking, care of woodwinds, emergency repairs, basic clarinet repair skills, and work with flute and saxophone. This course is less detailed than MUMC 47200. 1 credit.

MUMC 57200 - Woodwind Repair

A skill development course designed to help the musician care for and service woodwind instruments. Primary emphasis is on clarinet, followed by significant coverage of flute and saxophone, with brief units on oboe and bassoon. Individual projects are encouraged as competence progresses. 2 credits.

MUMC 58100 - Selected Topics in Music

Study of topics in music chosen by the instructor and approved by the appropriate department. 1-3 credits.

MUMC 58300 - Performance Studies in Early Music

The study and performance of early music for singers and instrumentalists. Projects will require transcribing music from primary and secondary sources, studying performance techniques on available historical instruments, and rehearsing and performing the transcribed music. Historical authenticity versus modern practicality will be discussed. May be repeated for credit. Class meetings: Two hours per week. 2 credits.

MUMC 58500 - Survey of Piano Literature I

The study of piano literature from the high baroque through the middle romantic periods. The unique facets of each style are explored through analysis, outside readings, score study, guided listening, and individual performances. Periodic examinations and individual projects are required. One hour of lecture and one half hour of lab meetings weekly. 1 credit.

MUMC 58600 - Survey of Piano Literature II

The study of piano literature from the middle romantic period through the 20th century. The unique facets of each style are explored through analysis, outside readings, score study, guided listening, and individual performances. Periodic examinations and individual projects are required. One hour of lecture and one-half hour of lab meetings weekly. 1 credit.

MUMC 58700 - Survey of Violin and Viola Literature

The study of violin and viola literature from the 17th through the 20th century. The unique facets of each style are explored through analysis, outside readings, score study, guided listening, and individual performances. Weekly aural assignments, individual projects, and periodic examinations are required. 2 credits.

MUMC 58900 - Wind Literature and Performance Practice

The study of wind literature from its beginning in the music of Gabrieli through the classical wind serenades of Mozart to the composers of today. The course will include music written for wind chamber groups, as well as music for wind ensemble and the traditional concert band. 2 credits. (F,IRR)

MUMC 59000 - Choral Literature and Performance Practice

A survey of choral literature and performance practices from the Renaissance to the present. 2 credits. (S)

MUMC 59300 - Piano Pedagogy

In-depth study by keyboard majors of methods and materials pertaining to the study of piano as both a major and minor instrument. Special consideration is given to the area of beginning piano study. Various aspects of both the group and individual lesson are considered. 2 credits.

MUMC 59400 - Piano Technology

Study of the art and science of piano tuning, repair, and action regulating, including history of the piano and its predecessors, physics of keyboard instruments, and practical work in maintenance and rebuilding of pianos. 2 credits.

MUMC 61100 - Recital
MUMC 61101 - Recital
MUMC 61200 - Lecture-Recital

MUTH 50100 - Intensive Part-Writing and Analysis

A study of tonal harmony and syntax. Students will assimilate the voice-leading and functional conventions of music, from the common-practice period through part-writing, model composition, and analysis. 2 credits.

MUTH 52100 - Topics in Music Theory and Analysis

Changing topics in music theory and analysis. 2 credits.

MUTH 52900 - Advanced Aural Skills

Advanced course in dictation and aural skills with an emphasis placed on music since 1900. Graduate students must meet additional standards as set forth by the professor. 1 credit.

MUTH 53100 - Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

Study of polyphonic techniques based on the stylistic principles of 16th-century sacred literature. Composition of canons, motets, and movements from the mass. 2 credits.

MUTH 53200 - Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

Study of polyphonic techniques based on the stylistic principles of 18th-century keyboard literature. Invention (two- and three-voice), choral prelude, canon, and fugue are studied. Analysis and written projects. 2 credits.

MUTH 53500 - Choral Arranging

Functional and theoretical writing for elementary and junior high school choruses, special choirs, and mixed choral groups. Analysis and study of choral part-writing encompassing unison, simple two-, three-, and four-part, and multi-voice units. 2 credits.

MUTH 53700 - Orchestration

Study of orchestral and band instruments in terms of range, transposition, and individual characteristics. Scoring of works for both standardized and less common ensembles of various sizes. Performance of works in class whenever possible. 2 credits.

MUTH 54100 - Music from 1600 to 1800

Examination of musical styles and repertoire from the beginnings of functional harmony to the end of the classical era. Focus will be on figures such as Monteverdi, Schutz, Lully, Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven. Overviews of musical contexts in which these composers worked will provide opportunities for discussion of culture and associated musical figures. 3 credits.

MUTH 54200 - Music since 1800

Examination of musical styles and repertoire from early 19th century to the present. Focus will be on figures such as Schubert, Brahms, Verdi, Wagner, Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Messiaen. Overviews of musical contexts in which these composers worked will provide opportunities for discussion of culture and associated musical figures. Study of topics from approximately 1900 on will frequently extend to concert music traditions beyond Western Europe. 3 credits.

MUTH 54301 - Pedagogy of Music Theory

A survey of the pedagogical aspects of teaching music theory and aural skills on the high school and college level. Focus on current approaches, presentation, and implementation of materials suitable for the study of theory, harmony, and aural skills. 3 credits.

MUTH 55100 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature

A historical survey of instrumental chamber music from the Renaissance to the present day. 3 credits.

MUTH 55200 - History and Literature of the Art Song

A broad historical survey of the secular art song from the Middle Ages to the present with greatest emphasis on the German, French, Italian, and English song repertory of the 18th and 19th centuries. 3 credits.

MUTH 55700 - History and Literature of Opera

Traces the history, development, and repertory of opera from the beginning of the baroque period to the present. The primary focus of the course, however, is on the standard performing repertory from Handel through Britten. Live performance in class and video excerpts of great performances provide stimuli for class discussion. 3 credits. (F, B)

MUTH 55800 - The Symphony

The study of orchestral music, tracing its development from the baroque era to the 20th century. Representative examples of the concerto and symphonic poem are included. 3 credits.

MUTH 56400 - Introduction to Composition

The study and practice of compositional procedures used in traditional and contemporary concert music, leading to composing brief works for solo instruments and small chamber ensembles. 2 credits. (F)

MUTH 57400 - Stylistic Analysis of Tonal Music

Detailed analysis of stylistic characteristics and compositional techniques found in works by composers from the classical and romantic eras. A variety of analytical approaches is employed, based on their suitability to particular works. 2 credits.

MUTH 57500 - Stylistic Analysis of Post-Tonal Music

Detailed analysis of stylistic characteristics and compositional techniques found in music written from 1900 to present. 2 credits.

MUTH 65200 - Bibliography and Research in Music

Survey of the basic bibliographical materials and references in the various fields of music. Methods of research are considered, as well as the establishment and efficient use of bibliographical data. Attention to special bibliographical problems, practical research, and writing of the research paper. This course should be taken in the first semester of degree study. 3 credits.

MUTH 65400 - Independent Research
MUTH 65500 - Independent Research
MUTH 65501 - Independent Research

Research projects in the areas of music history, literature, theory, or pedagogy under the advisement of a faculty member from the appropriate field. May be taken for 1 credit by students who are preparing for a lecture-recital to be given during the following semester. The project normally culminates in a paper or formal report. Prerequisites: MUTH 65200 and permission of the graduate adviser and the faculty member involved. 1-3 credits.

MUTH 65600 - Independent Research in 20th-Century Analysis

An independent research project required of composition majors. The student analyzes selected compositions from the 20th-century repertoire and writes a major paper comparing and contrasting the compositional techniques utilized. The project is directed by a member of the composition faculty, selected in consultation with the graduate chair. Prerequisites: MUTH 65200, MUTH 66400. 2 credits.

MUTH 66000 - Thesis

A formal thesis, which must be a composition of large proportion for chamber ensemble (quartet or larger), orchestra, wind ensemble, or chorus with instrumental ensemble. A performance of the thesis is recommended. 3 credits.

MUTH 66100 - Composition
MUTH 66200 - Composition
MUTH 66300 - Composition

Stimulation of the inventive capacity and realization of the musical concept in tones (and the symbols representing them). The student practices self-expression in a variety of the smaller and in some of the larger forms, and so becomes familiar with the skills required for composition. Knowledge of theory, harmony, and musical form is a prerequisite. Open only by permission of the instructor. 3 credits each.

MUTH 66400 - Analytical Techniques

Detailed study of methodologies used when analyzing tonal music, including Schenkerian and motivic approaches and theories of rhythm and meter. 3 credits.

PFMJ 60100 - Voice
PFMJ 60300 - Piano
PFMJ 60500 - Organ
PFMJ 60700 - Harpsichord
PFMJ 60900 - Violin
PFMJ 61100 - Viola
PFMJ 61300 - Cello
PFMJ 61500 - Double Bass
PFMJ 61700 - Guitar
PFMJ 62100 - Flute
PFMJ 62300 - Oboe
PFMJ 62500 - Clarinet
PFMJ 62700 - Bassoon
PFMJ 62900 - Saxophone
PFMJ 63100 - French Horn
PFMJ 63300 - Trumpet
PFMJ 63500 - Trombone
PFMJ 63700 - Euphonium
PFMJ 63900 - Private Tuba
PFMJ 64100 - Private Tuba

Intensive study of advanced performance technique, interpretation, and literature representing all appropriate musical style periods. 1 or 2 credits, through permission of the graduate chair in music.

PFMJ 64300 - Private Percussion

PFMJ 64500 - Conducting

Intensive study of advanced performance technique, interpretation, and literature representing all appropriate musical style periods. 1 or 2 credits, conducting majors only, except by permission of the graduate chair in music. 1-2 credits.