Ithaca College

School of Music

Additional Music Courses

MUMC-10100 Required Recital Attendance NLA

All full-time students in the School of Music are required to attend 10 ensemble, faculty, or guest artist recitals each semester. In addition, they are required to attend five student recitals. The associate dean will administer this policy as it applies to transfer students. All other students must meet the requirement for six semesters. 0 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-10300 Introduction to Music Technology NLA

Introduction to hardware and software technologies and their specific application to the music field. Prerequisites: Music reading ability and basic keyboard skills. 1 credit. (F-S)

MUMC-10700 African Drum and Dance Performance Practices FA LA

Comprised of three performance components - drumming, singing, and dance. Investigation of specific musical types and styles, with emphasis on basic vocal and instrumental performance techniques on authentic African musical instruments. Social functions and dance movements in ritual, ceremonial, religious, and recreational contexts are also investigated. 2 credits. (F-B)

MUMC-14000 Musical Theater Rehearsal and Performance NLA

Participation in rehearsal and performance of a major musical theater production sponsored jointly by 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. Class meeting: Varies according to the extent of the role/credit granted. Music students may not enroll in the theater arts course THPA-13000 Rehearsal and Performance. May be taken for a maximum of 4 credits. 0-2 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-14100 Recording Workshop NLA

A forum to develop critical listening skills on a regular and ongoing basis, critique each other's work, examine and discuss aesthetic considerations of recording, and examine new technologies. 0 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-14500 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music FA LA 3b

Introduces the essential elements of classical and contemporary electroacoustic music. Theoretical and practical studies focus on the elements of sound synthesis, audio mixing, and recording. Students are exposed to major works in the classical electroacoustic field, while creating their own compositions. No prior formal training in music or electronics is required. This course may be used as a music elective for the B.M. degree. Students meet for one lecture and one lab per week, and are assigned biweekly studio time for assignments and their own explorations. 2 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-16100 Diction I NLA

A detailed study of the international phonetic alphabet, with particular attention to the rules and symbols of English, Italian, and German diction. Application of rules through written assignments, oral drill, language lab work, and individual performance in class. 2 credits. (F)

MUMC-16200 Diction II NLA

A detailed study of the international phonetic alphabet, with particular attention to the rules and symbols of French diction. Application of rules through written assignments, oral drill, language lab work, and individual performance in class. Prerequisites: MUMC-16100. 2 credits. (S)

MUMC-16600 Career Orientation NLA

Lectures, films, panel discussions, workshops, and performances present thorough coverage of careers in the music field. Members of the School of Music faculty, all of whom are experienced in the areas they discuss, are present during class sessions. These appearances, together with those of selected off-campus guests, permit a realistic appraisal of current vocational opportunities. Students are assisted in (1) selecting goals in the music profession that are realistic in view of present conditions of employment, and (2) evaluating their career goals in light of their own qualifications and those apparently essential for success in the field. Also provides a summary of United States copyright law and its implications for music teachers, performers, and composers. 1 credit. (S)

MUMC-19900, MUMC-29900, MUMC-39900, MUMC-49900
Independent Study NLA

Independent study under the direction of a music faculty member for areas of study otherwise not available in the curriculum. A written proposal must be submitted not later than the end of the first week of classes. Requires approval of the sponsoring faculty member and the dean. Request forms for independent study are available in the music office. Also offered through the London Center. 1-3 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-24800 Digital Sound Production FA LA

This studio-oriented course explores the concepts and basic applications of MIDI systems. Students learn to use software sequencers in the process of composing and creating classical, electroacoustic, and popular music. This course may be used as a music elective for the bachelor of music degree. Students meet for one lecture and one lab per week, and are assigned biweekly studio time for assignments and their own explorations. Prerequisites: MUMC-14500. 2 credits. (S)

MUMC-24900 Techniques and Analysis of Electroacoustic
Music Composition FA LA

An elective for the music major or non-music major with prior electroacoustic composition experience. Subjects covered include alternate MIDI controllers, advanced sequencing techniques, timbre design using a variety of contemporary synthesis techniques, and analysis of representative electroacoustic works by contemporary composers. This course may be used as a music elective for the bachelor of music degree. Students meet for one lecture and one lab per week, and are assigned biweekly studio time for assignments and their own composing. Prerequisites: MUMC-14500; MUMC-24800. 2 credits. (IRR)

MUMC-25000 Digital Recording and Editing FA LA

This course enables students to develop expertise in the art and science of digital recording and sound sampling. Topics include the theory and practice of digital recording, editing, and mixing; field sample collection; and music composition techniques using digital recording software. This course may be used as a music elective for the bachelor of music degree. Students meet for one lecture and one lab per week, and are assigned biweekly studio time for assignments and their own composing. Prerequisites: MUMC-14500. 2 credits. (F)

MUMC-27300 Elective Recital NLA

In consultation with their major performance professor, music majors may give a solo recital for elective music credit. These programs may be full recitals (approximately one hour in length), or a shared half recital (approximately one-half hour per performer). Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Credit: Full recital, 1 credit; half recital, 0.5 credit. (F-S)

MUMC-27700 Introduction to the Organ NLA

Basic instruction in playing the organ with an overview of organ history and construction. The basics of legato, including substitution and thumb glissando, as well as pedal playing are covered. Weekly meetings in a seminar setting include lecture, written, and keyboard components. Prerequisites: PFSM-17600. 1 credit. (F-S)

MUMC-27900 Introduction to the Harpsichord NLA

Basic instruction in playing the harpsichord, as well as insight into playing continuo with an overview of harpsichord history, literature, and construction, and the basics of figured bass realization and figured bass in the context of continuo accompaniment. Adaptation of realized continuo parts into more usable accompaniments is emphasized. Prerequisites: PFSM-17600. 1 credit. (F-S)

MUMC-28100 Selected Topics in Music LA

Study of topics in music chosen by the instructor and approved by the appropriate department chair. Prerequisites: As appropriate to the topic. 1-3 credits.

MUMC-34800 Advanced Microphone Techniques NLA

This course examines the characteristics and designs of all types of professional microphones, including polar patterns, correct placement, and selection of microphones for specific recording situations. Standard recording configurations are examined, as are the physics and characteristics of musical instruments. Students serve as engineers in recording sessions and assist other students in their sessions. Prerequisites: TVR-37100. 2 credits. (F)

MUMC-34900 Advanced Recording Techniques NLA

Advanced application of mixing and recording techniques. Students develop proficiencies in the areas of submixing, signal flow, signal processing, patching, mastering, multi-track sessions, mixing board topology, monitoring systems, and mixes and automation. Prerequisites: TVR-37100. 3 credits. (S)

MUMC-35100 Reaching Out to Audiences LA

An exploration of how musicians can reach and build broader audiences for the various genres of classical music. Topics include the importance of community involvement, musicians' interaction with audiences, visual presentation of performance (i.e., multimedia, lighting), presenting 20th- and 21st-century music to diverse audiences, connecting with music education programs in colleges and the public schools, and understanding several aspects of music management. Class meetings: Two hours per week for one block. Prerequisites: Two semesters of private lessons at level 2. 1 credit. (F)

MUMC-37100 Band Instrument Management and
Maintenance NLA

An introduction to the methods, procedures, and terminology necessary to organize, maintain, and distribute an inventory of brass and woodwind instruments in a public school setting. Basic inspection and cleaning techniques are addressed as well as preventative maintenance and instrument storage issues. Inventory control procedures, contracts, and repair budget estimation are covered. This course is open to all instrumental and vocal music majors who plan to teach in public or private schools. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 1 credit. (S,B)

MUMC-37300 Required Junior Recital NLA

As a condition for graduation, students in the performance and four-year programs are required to present a junior solo recital approximately one hour long. 1 credit. (F-S)

MUMC-37500 Style Registration in Organ Music LA

Study of various stylistic concepts in organ composition and the corresponding types of registration. Exercises in the appropriate registration for instruments of different specifications. 2 credits. (IRR)

MUMC-38100 Selected Topics in Music LA

Study of topics in music chosen by the instructor and approved by the appropriate department. Prerequisites: As appropriate to the topic. 1-3 credits.

MUMC-39000, MUMC-49000 Internship NLA

Practical experience in a music-related field. A supervised work experience with a cooperating institution or business to provide the student with an opportunity to meet active professionals and to guide career planning. The student must develop a proposed project and carry out its requirements under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. Pass/fail only. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; approval of faculty sponsor and dean. 1-3 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-40300 Computer Technology in Music Education NLA

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. Prerequisites: MUMC-10300; MUED-36900, MUED-37000, MUED-37100, or MUED-37200. 2 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-41000 Feldenkrais® NLA

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. Prerequisites for music majors: Junior standing. Prerequisites for non-music majors: Permission of instructor. 1 credit. (F)

MUMC-41100 Creative Arts for Older Adults NLA

Techniques for developing a creative arts program including music, drama, and movement for older adults. The process combines an overview of gerontological issues and their relationship to the needs of older adults. Classes meet on campus and at local adult-care facilities. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 3 credits. (S)

MUMC-44500 Musical Theater Workshop NLA

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. Also listed as THPA-34500-THPA-34600 and THPA-44500-THPA-44600. Admission by audition presented to faculty at first meeting of each semester. 2 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-44700 Opera Workshop NLA

A team-taught, interdisciplinary, performance-oriented course designed to integrate musical and theater performance skills through the presentation of scenes from the standard and contemporary operatic repertoire. A junior- and senior-level course. Also listed as THPA-34700-THPA-34800 and THPA-44700-THPA-44800. Audition required. 2 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-44800 Audio Repair, Maintenance, and Calibration NLA

A workshop course on the theoretical and practical skills behind normal maintenance and calibration of both analog and digital equipment in the audio recording studio. This includes tape head alignment, level calibration, mixing console maintenance and repair, the development of troubleshooting and analytical skills, room equalization and acoustics, computer repair, maintenance, and memory management. Prerequisites: COMP-17100; PHYS-16000 or THPA-30400. 2 credits. (F,B)

MUMC-45000 Film and Television Scoring NLA

An examination and application of the aesthetic, technical, and compositional decision-making processes used in scoring for film and television. Students study the roles of music in film and television and the compositional techniques used to further the drama and plot. Students learn about the mechanics of synchronization including free-timing, the use of click tracks, and Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineering synchronization, and then apply them in their own scores. The class studies representative cues from classic and contemporary film music repertoire. Students participate in spotting, scoring, mixing, and recording their own cues. Prerequisites: MUMC-24800 or MUMC-25000; MUTH-32100 or MUTH-32101; MUTH-24100 or MUTH-46400; 553-32600 or 551-43700 (may be taken concurrently). 2 credits. (S,E)

MUMC-46000 Opera in London LA

The class takes advantage of the wide range of operatic activity in London, not only by attending as many live performances as possible, but also by meeting with opera performers and directors and by making backstage visits to London's two main opera houses. Offered through the London Center. 3 credits. (S)

MUMC-46900 String Instrument Maintenance and Repair NLA

An introductory course dealing with string instrument adjustments, troubleshooting, and emergency repairs typically encountered by teachers in public school music programs. Prerequisites: Senior standing. 1 credit. (S,E)

MUMC-47000 Introduction to Brass Repair NLA

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

MUMC-47100 Introduction to Woodwind Repair NLA

An introduction to tools and tool making, care of woodwinds, emergency repairs, basic clarinet repair skills, and flute and saxophone work. This course is less detailed than MUMC-47200. Those electing this course may not enroll in the spring-semester offering of MUMC-47200. 1 credit. (F)

MUMC-47200 Woodwind Repair NLA

A skill-development course designed to help the musician care for and service woodwind instruments. Primary emphasis is placed 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. (S)

MUMC-47300 Required Senior Recital NLA

As a condition for graduation, students in the performance and four-year program curriculum are required to present a senior solo recital, approximately one hour long. 2 credits. (F-S)

MUMC-47500 Required Collaborative Recital NLA

Students prepare and perform a recital of standard length (approximately 50-60 minutes) composed of approximately one-half vocal and one-half instrumental literature in collaboration with students from other studios. Students may also fulfill this requirement by appearing in two separate recitals (one instrumental, one vocal) and performing at least half of each recital. Repertoire is approved and coached by the supervising faculty member in PFMJ-44700-PFMJ-44800 Private Accompanying. Grading is by faculty committee. Prerequisites: Senior standing; piano performance-collaborative emphasis major; PFMJ-44700 (may be taken concurrently). 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

MUMC-48100 Selected Topics in Music LA

Study of topics in music chosen by the instructor and approved by the appropriate department. Prerequisites: As appropriate to the topic. 1-3 credits.

MUMC-49100 Music Recording Internship NLA

Students spend one block working full-time in an approved recording studio, postproduction facility, sound reinforcement company, multimedia production or development company, applying theories and developing techniques learned previously. Prerequisites: MUMC-34900. 6 credits. (F-S,B)

MUMC-49200 Music Recording Senior Project NLA

Students produce and master a demo CD (portfolio) of materials for presentation. Materials for the senior project should be drawn primarily from previously recorded projects, but should involve additional work such as final mastering to CD, including appropriate coding, development of artwork, and registering and securing appropriate rights and copyrights. Prerequisites: MUMC-49100.
3 credits. (S)

MUMC-49300 Piano Pedagogy NLA

In-depth study for keyboard majors of methods and materials pertaining to the study of piano both as a major and minor instrument. Special consideration is given to the area of beginning piano study. Various aspects of both group and individual lessons are considered. 2 credits. (S,IRR)

MUMC-49400 Piano Technology NLA

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 maintaining and rebuilding pianos. 2 credits. (F)

MUMC-55500 Vocal Pedagogy NLA

Consideration of aspects of teaching voice, private or group, on the secondary and college level. The 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. Course not limited to voice majors, but vocal ability adequate to demonstrate is required. For qualified seniors and graduate students; see note on level-5 courses. 2 credits. (F-S)
Level-5 Courses