Music Department Course Descriptions


MT-190 Introduction to Music Therapy

An overview of the history, theories and current practice of music therapy in various clinical settings and to the many populations served by the discipline. This course includes field observations and is open to all students and professions interested in learning more about the field. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-100 Recital Attendance

All music majors must enroll in recital attendance for seven semesters and attend at least seven performances per semester. All music minors must enroll in recital attendance for four semesters and attend at least five performances per term. May be repeated. Pass/No Pass. 0 credits.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-101 Introduction to Classical Music

This course pursues the development of listening skills, principally with respect to the traditions of Western Classical Music. Emphasis is placed on the development of an aural sense of historical, stylistic, and idiomatic contexts. Previous musical knowledge or experience is neither required nor assumed. Offered each semester. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-102 History of Jazz and Rock

Surveys the impact of jazz and rock music from both the social/historical and the musical points of view. Emphasis is placed on historical context and development of aural skills. The time frame will be 1900 to the present. Offered Fall semester. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-110 Music Notation

Introduction to the expressive elements of music and musical notation. Topics include rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, melody, harmony, texture, and form. Recommended for those preparing for the music theory sequence, elementary teachers, aspiring songwriters, and all those with a desire to read or write music. Emphasis on aural skills and music reading. No previous musical background necessary. Offered each semester. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-111 Music Theory I

Introductory studies in harmony and counterpoint. Emphasis placed on scales, intervals, triads, non-harmonic tones and seventh chords. Projects will include students' original composition. Prerequisite: placement exam. Corequisite: MUS 100. Offered Fall semester. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-112 Music Theory II

A continuation of MUS 111. Emphasis is on the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and basic formal procedures of the common practice period. Primary topics will be secondary dominants, modulation, Neapolitan and Augmented sixth cords, modulation and analysis. Projects will include students' original compositions. Prerequisite: MUS 111. Corequisite: MUS 100. Offered Spring semester. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-131 Introduction to MIDI Lab

Introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) fundamentals and its practical implications for music education and composition. Basic Macintosh computer skills required. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-151 Jazz Band

A jazz band open to all University students. The band regularly performs with regionally and nationally-known soloists. Repertoire ranges from early Jazz and Big Band to Jazz/Rock fusion. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-153 Pacific Univ. Concert Choir

This class is designed to provide a large ensemble choral experience for students of all ability levels. Students will learn basic vocal and choral techniques including breath support, correct posture, diction, tone production, blend and balance. Additionally, basic musicianship and performance skills will be taught through the rehearsal and performance of a diverse selection of choral literature from a variety of historical periods, styles and cultures. Fulfills Music major/minor large ensemble requirement. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-155 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-158 Orchestra

A large instrumental ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. The orchestra performs major concerts of standard orchestral literature each semester and for other various events. Counts as upper division credit for upper division students. Prerequisite: Audition and high school level or better ability to play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-159 Chamber Ensembles

Small ensembles of many different instrumentations and voices open to Pacific students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. Works from all periods and of all styles are studied. It is the responsibility of the students to form an appropriate ensemble and arrange for the appropriate faculty member to provide coaching prior to enrolling in the course. This course counts toward Activity Credit (not large ensemble such as Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers, and Concert Choir) for music majors and minors. Co-requisite for string players: MUS 158. Prerequisite for string players and/or all MUS 159 string sections: audition. Prerequisite for MUS 159-06, MUS 159-07 and MUS 159-08: audition. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-163 Chamber Singers

A select mixed ensemble that performs regularly both on campus and off campus. Open to all students. Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. Three to five major performances per year, plus participation in choral festivals and tour on alternate years. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-165 Symphonic Band

A large instrumental ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. The band performs major concerts of standard wind ensemble literature each semester and for other various events. Prerequisite: high school level or better ability to play a wind or percussion instrument. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-167 Jazz Choir

This ensemble is a performance outlet for singers, both majors and non-majors, who wish to explore jazz from a vocal perspective. Performances will be both on and off campus and participation in Northwest Vocal Jazz Festivals is also planned. Prerequisite: audition. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-171 Applied Music: 1st Sem Private Lessons

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study. The _71_72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. 0.5 or 1.0 credit.
Credits: 0.50

MUS-172 Applied Music: 2nd Sem Private Lessons

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study. The _71_72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 171 with minimum grade of C. 0.5 or 1.0 credit.
Credits: 0.50

MUS-181 Class Voice

A course designed for non-music majors to improve their singing skills. Emphasis is placed on improving the vocal technique, breath support, and tone quality of each member of the class in a no-pressure, supportive group situation. Offered Fall semester. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-182 Class Voice II

A continuation of MUS 181, this course explores vocal technique for those with some previous knowledge of singing who seek improvement as soloists and/or choral singers. Students study both classical and contemporary (musical theatre) literature and perform selections in a supportive group environment. Prerequisite: MUS 181. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-183 Class Piano I

Class piano for non-music majors/minors with little or no basic music or piano skills; scales, arpeggios, chords, and reading skills necessary for the playing of piano for personal enjoyment. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-184 Class Piano II

A continuation of MUS 183. Prerequisite: MUS 183. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-185 Functional Piano I

Class piano for music majors/minors with little or no basic piano skills; scales, arpeggios, chords, and reading skills necessary for the playing of simple accompaniments in the public school or private studio. Prerequisite: Declared Music major or minor. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-186 Functional Piano II

A continuation of MUS 185. Prerequisite: MUS 185. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-187 Class Guitar I

An examination of various techniques and styles of guitar playing including chord formations, positions, tuning and tone quality. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-188 Class Guitar II

A continuation of MUS 187. Prerequisite: MUS 187. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-191 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I

Techniques and materials used in the performance of basic instrumental jazz styles such as the Blues and Standards. Studies will include jazz theory, keyboard harmony, solo transcription, and required listening. Prerequisite: MUS 112. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-195 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent Study contract required.
Credits: 0.50

MUS-211 Music Theory III

A continuation of MUS 112. Emphasis is on the melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and basic formal procedures of selected Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic schools and styles. Projects will include students' original compositions. Prerequisite: MUS 112. Corequisite: MUS 100. Offered Fall semester. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-212 Music Theory IV

A continuation of MUS 211. This course examines the basic harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and formal procedures of late 19th and 20th century music. Primary topics will be the extension of tonality, chromaticism, impressionism, quartal harmony, atonality, serialism, electronic media, and minimalism. Projects will include students' original compositions. Prerequisite: MUS-211 Corequisite: MUS-100. Offered Spring semester. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-220 Music Survey I

This course serves as an introduction to Western Music History beginning with antiquity, continuing through medieval music, the Renaissance and concluding with the music of the Baroque period (1750). It is designed to give a historical overviews of the concepts, genres, theoretical practices and composers associated with these periods. The course will also address the significant social, political, artistic and historical events associated with these periods as a prerequisite to more advanced study in music history. Prerequisite: MUS 112. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-221 Music Survey II

This course serves as an introduction to Western Music History beginning with the Classical period, continuing through the Romantic era and concluding with music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is designed to give a historical overviews of the concepts, genres, theoretical practices and composers associated with these periods. The course will also address the significant social, political, artistic and historical events associated with these periods as a prerequisite to more advanced study in music history. Prerequisite: MUS 112. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-233 String Methods

Laboratory classes in playing and teaching the string instruments of the orchestra. Violin, viola, cello or bass are presented with members of the class playing the instrument. Particular emphasis is given to the techniques of strong class teaching. Prerequisite: Declared Music major. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-234 Woodwind Methods

Laboratory classes in playing and teaching the woodwind instruments. Flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon are presented with emphasis on class teaching procedures, positions, and tone production, the care and minor repairs of the instruments. Prerequisite: Declared Music major. Offered alternate years. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-235 Brass Methods

Laboratory classes in playing and teaching trumpet, trombone, baritone, French horn and tuba. Emphasis is placed on class teaching procedures, positions, tone production, and embouchure. Prerequisite: Declared Music major. Offered alternate years. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-236 Percussion Methods

Laboratory classes in playing and techniques for teaching, tuning, and care of idiophones, and membranophones. Prerequisite: Declared Music major. Offered alternate years. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-241 Introduction to World Music

Through lecture, discussion, structured listening and participation, students will explore various music cultures throughout the world including those in Japan, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Indonesia and India. In addition, the course includes an examination of Afro-American and Native American music as well as other less commonly known North American forms and genres. Also listed as ANTH 241. Counts toward core requirement: Comparative Cultural or International Perspectives. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-255 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-271 Applied Music: 3rd Sem Private Lessons

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study. The _71_72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 172 with minimum grade of C. 0.5 or 1.0 credit.
Credits: 0.50

MUS-272 Applied Music: 4th Sem Private Lessons

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study. The _71_72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 271 with minimum grade of C. 0.5 or 1.0 credit.
Credits: 0.50

MUS-275 Internship

See department for details. Internship contract required.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-280 Accompanying

A basic study of accompanying technique for both instrumental and vocal literature. The course addresses problems of balance, ensemble, texture, and interpretive style. Prerequisite: Declared Music major or minor. May be repeated for credit. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-282 Basics of Conducting

Introduction to conducting gestures, movement and basic analysis of scores for both vocal and instrumental ensembles. Students will conduct other musicians with graded verbal and video feedback from the instructor. Prerequisite: MUS-112. This class is a prerequisite for MUS-482 and/or MUS-483. Offered alternate years. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-284 Teaching Music

This course is designed to serve as the first music education course in the music education curriculum, as well as the survey of concrete applications to all who would like to learn how to incorporate music in their curriculum (preschool and classroom teachers). The course will provide an overview of the theorethical, philosophical, historical, social, and psychological foundations of teaching music. Its practical component will examine developmentally appropriate music teaching approaches from early childhood to adolescence along with the practicalities of motivating students, managing the classroom, and assessing learning outcomes. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-295 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-301 Music in the Elementary School

An examination of techniques and materials for teaching classroom vocal and instrumental music in the elementary school for the prospective music specialist. Emphasis on lesson planning, Orff, Kodaly methods; the rote song, reading-readiness, the reading song, the rhythm program, the listening lesson, and creative music. Observation of music-making in the elementary school classroom and directed teaching. Prerequisite: MUS 112. Offered alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-302 Music in Secondary Schools (Choral)

Selection and presentation of choral music for the high school and middle school; conducting skills refined; examination of typical problems encountered in high school and middle school ensembles; methods and materials for classroom as well as individual teaching; introduction to basic vocal techniques; curriculum development, and organizational practices. Observation in public schools. Prerequisite: MUS 212 and MUS 282. Offered alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-303 Music in Secondary Schools (Instrument)

Selection and presentation of instrumental music for the high school; conducting skills; examination of typical problems encountered in high school music ensembles; methods and materials for classroom as well as individual teaching; introduction to basic instrumental techniques; curriculum development, and organizational practices. Observation. Prerequisite: MUS 212 and 282. Offered alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-310 Orchestration and Arranging

Techniques of scoring and transcribing for various combinations of orchestral and band instruments. Prerequisite: MUS-212. Offered alternate years. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-311 Counterpoint

Intensive studies in contrapuntal techniques and styles, species and modal, as they developed in music history. Prerequisite: MUS-212. Offered on an arrangement basis. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-321 Music History: Antiquity to 1585

A study of musical development beginning in Ancient Greece and including Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods. Attention will also be given to the relationship among music, the visual arts, and historical events. Prerequisite: MUS 111. Offered Fall semester alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-322 Music History: 1585-1809

A study of works from the early Baroque to the late Classic. The approach will be similar to that described for MUS-321. Prerequisite: MUS-111. Offered Fall semester alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-323 Music History: Classic/Romantic

A study of works from the late Classic, though the Romantic to the early 20th century. The approach will be similar to that described for MUS-321. Prerequisite: MUS-112. Offered alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-324 Music History: The 20th Century

Surveys the major trends in twentieth-century compositional thought and practice: chromatic tonality, atonality, serialism, neo-classicism, nationalism, avant-gardism, etc. Emphasis will be on various composers, approaches to the problems of tonal language. Prerequisite: MUS 112. Offered alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-326 Song Literature

Surveys the development of the art song, beginning with the troubadour and the trouvere songs of the 13th century and extending through contemporary techniques in the genre. Score study and in-class performance required. An elective course for vocal performance majors/minors. Prerequisite: MUS-272, MUS-323, and MUS-324. Offered Fall semester alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-341 Music in World Religions

This course will explore the use of music as an important expression of spiritual engagement. Students will participate in an examination of the various liturgical and musical practices found in the five primary world religions including: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The course will examine how music is used to enhance liturgy, "engage the mind and move the heart" of participants in worship. ENGW 201 and a basic ability to follow musical notation recommended. Also listed as REL 341. Counts toward core requirement: Comparative Cultural or International Perspectives. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-351 Diction for Singers

An introduction to International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to the pronunciation of English, Italian, German, French, and Ecclesiastical Latin. A required course for vocal performance majors. Prerequisite: MUS 171 and 172. Offered Spring semester alternate years. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-352 Advanced Jazz Band

This is an upper-division version of MUS 151. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A jazz band open to all University students. The band regularly performs with regionally and nationally-known soloists. Repertoire ranges from early jazz and Big Band to Jazz/Rock fusion. Audition required. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-353 Advanced Concert Choir

This is an upper-division version of MUS 153. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-355 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-358 Advanced Philharmonic Orchestra

This is an upper-division version of MUS 158. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A large instrumental ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. The orchestra performs major concerts of standard orchestral literature each semester and for other various events. Prerequisite: Audition and high school level or better ability to play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-359 Advanced Chamber Ensembles

This is an upper-division version of MUS 159. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. Small ensembles of many different instrumentations and voices open to Pacific students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. Works from all periods and of all styles are studied. It is the responsibility of the students to form an appropriate ensemble and arrange for the appropriate faculty member to provide coaching prior to enrolling in the course. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-363 Advanced Chamber Singers

This is an upper-division version of MUS 163. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A select mixed ensemble that performs regularly both on and off campus. Open to all students. Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. Three to five major performances per year, plus participation in choral festivals and tour on alternate years. Audition required. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-365 Advanced Symphonic Band

This is an upper-division version of MUS 165. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A large instrumental ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. The band performs major concerts of standard wind ensemble literature each semester and for other various events. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits) and high school level or better ability to play a wind or percussion instrument. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-367 Advanced Jazz Choir

This is an upper-division version of MUS 167. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. This ensemble is a performance outlet for singers, both music majors and non-majors, who wish to explore jazz from a vocal perspective. Performances will be both on and off campus, and participation in Northwest vocal jazz festivals is also planned. Audition required. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0 or 1 credit.
Credits: 0.00

MUS-371 Applied Music: 5th Sem Private Lessons

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study. The _71_72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 272 with minimum grade of C. 0.5 or 1.0 credit.
Credits: 0.50

MUS-372 Applied Music: 6th Sem Private Lessons

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study. The _71_72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 371 with minimum grade of C. 0.5 or 1.0 credit.
Credits: 0.50

MUS-391 Piano Literature

A chronological study of standard and lesser known works for solo piano, from pre-Bach to the present. Consideration of editions and library techniques included along with regular short performances by class members. Prerequisite: piano major or minor. 2 hours.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-394 Junior Recital

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance are required to research and perform one-half of a recital (one-half hour minimum). This course is also open to other majors and to qualified non-majors enrolled in Performance Studies. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-395 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-413 Composition

Techniques of composition and arranging for various combinations of instruments and voices. Prerequisite: MUS 212. May be repeated for credit. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-428 History of Opera

A comprehensive study tracing the development of opera and music drama through analysis, listening, and performance attendance. The course will concentrate on works beginning with Claudio Monteverdi and continue through modern innovations in the genre. An elective class for music majors/ minors. Prerequisite: MUS 112, 323, and 324. Offered Fall semester alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-471 Applied Music: 7th Sem Private Lessons

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study. The _71_72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 372 with minimum grade of C. 0.5 or 1.0 credit.
Credits: 0.50

MUS-472 Applied Music: 8th Sem Private Lessons

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study. The _71_72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 471 with minimum grade of C. 0.5 or 1.0 credit.
Credits: 0.50

MUS-475 Internship

See department for details. Internship contract required.
Credits: 1.00

MUS-482 Instrumental Conducting

A detailed study of conducting techniques and instrumental rehearsal procedures. The approach will be through music analysis, and will include beat patterns, body movements, and baton technique. Students will work with instrumental ensembles and conduct a work in concert. Prerequisite: MUS-212 and MUS-282. Offered alternate years. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-483 Choral Conducting

A study of conducting techniques and choral rehearsal procedures to include the teaching of vocal production, breathing, diction, basic musicianship, and performance. Choral literature for ensembles of various age groups and experience will also be examined. In-class conducting and observation of choral performances. Score study. Prerequisite: MUS 212 and MUS 282. Corequisite: MUS 353 or MUS 363. Offered alternate years. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-490 Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy

Laboratory classes in singing and teaching of voice. Emphasis is placed on class teaching procedures, tone production, and healthy singing techniques. Offered Spring semester alternate years. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

MUS-491 Piano Pedagogy

Provides pianists with the skills to teach reading, techniques, and basic musical expression to beginning, intermediate, or advanced piano students. Prerequisite: Declared Music major or minor. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-494 Senior Recital

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance are required to research and perform a full-length public recital of music (one hour minimum) from various periods during their senior year. Open to other students enrolled in Applied Music only with approval of the Music Department. Prerequisite: Declared Music major or minor. Corequisite: MUS 471 or MUS 472. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

MUS-495 Music Capstone

The culminating event in undergraduate music study, Music Capstone is typically a half recital, meeting requirements similar to those of MUS 494. In consultation with the Music faculty, other formats such as lecture-recital, demonstrations, composition, or written thesis may be acceptable. Prerequisites: Senior standing (90 or more completed credits). Corequisite: MUS 471 or 472. Instructor's consent required. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00