2016-17 Catalog

Music

Courses

MUSI 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Music. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective. These skill sets are presented in the context of music disciplines.

MUSI 1101. Marching Band. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Marching Band membership is open to all students of the University with approval of the director. Activities include half-time performances, pep rallies, parades, and other concerts. Prerequisites: Prior marching band experience in high school or junior college or approval of department head. Credits may substitute for required P ED and may be repeated.

MUSI 1116. Aural Skills I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs. Aural study, including dictation, of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 1117. Aural Skills II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Continued development of singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs. Continued aural study, including dictation, of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. Prerequisite: MUSC 1116. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 1160. Italian Diction. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Italian pronunciation for singers. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1166. Woodwind Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Instruction on basic woodwind instruments for music majors; maintenance of instruments; evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic technique on two instruments. Lab fee $15.

MUSI 1167. Woodwind Class II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Instruction on basic woodwind instruments for music majors; maintenance of instruments; evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic technique on two instruments. Lab fee $15.

MUSI 1178. Brass Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Performance instruction on basic brass instruments for music majors; maintenance of instruments; evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic technique on two instruments. Lab fee $15.

MUSI 1179. Brass Class II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Continued instruction on basic brass instruments for music majors; maintenance of instruments; evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic technique on at least one low brass instrument. Lab fee $15.

MUSI 1181. Piano Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 1.5 Hour).

This is the first semester of a four-semester sequence designed to develop keyboard and musicianship skills, including fundamental technique, scale playing, sight reading, harmonization of melodies, and accompaniment. The course is intended for music majors in passing the Piano Proficiency Examination. All other majors and undeclared majors must have the permission of the course instructor to register. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1182. Piano Class II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 1.5 Hour).

This is the second semester of a four-semester sequence designed to develop keyboard and musicianship skills, including fundamental technique, scale playing, sight reading, harmonization of melodies, and accompaniment. The course is intended for music majors in passing the Piano Proficiency Examination. All other majors and undeclared majors must have the permission of the course instructor to register. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1188. Percussion Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

Fundamental performance techniques on the most frequently used percussion instruments, both of definite and indefinite pitch; conventions of notation, instrument maintenance, evaluation of materials, and literature. For music majors. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1195. Strings Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

Beginning string class for music majors; maintenance of instruments, evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic performance technique on two instruments. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1303. Fundamentals Of Music. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Development of music reading, performance, and listening skills. May be taken by all who desire to develop basic music skills.

MUSI 1306. Music Appreciation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides opportunities to become familiar with the basic elements of music. Emphasis is on learning to listen to music and on the role it plays within the wider contexts of history and society. Listening materials are drawn from a variety of sources: classical music, non-Western music, American popular music (particularly jazz, country, and rock), and the American folk tradition. Course fee $10.

MUSI 1310. Popular Music in America. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introductory study of popular music in the U.S., emphasizing the development and application of analytical skills oriented toward the popular arts. Concert attendance and/or listening requirements.

MUSI 1311. Music Theory I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to music fundamentals, staff, clefs, key signatures, scales, time signatures and notation; meter and rhythm; chords and harmony; and melodic organization and structure. Computer software used for some written assignments.

MUSI 1312. Music Theory II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Part writing of figured bass requiring all diatonic triads and seventh chords, nonharmonic tones and elementary modulation, harmonization of melodies in eighteenth-century style. Prerequisites: MUSC 1311.

MUSI 1320. Introduction to Audio Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Provides an introduction to the use of audio technology in making analog and digital recordings with an emphasis on musical instruments and applications, as well as live audio productions and videos to audio. Students will gain experience with studio facilities and equipment, digital audio, modern microphone technique, and modern recording processes in a variety of sound situations when applicable to recording musical instruments and performances. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 1330. Introduction to Music Business. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

A survey of the various facets of the current and evolving music industry, highlighting areas where music and business intersect. Topics include an overview of key principles, terms, and practices; basic principles of marketing and promoting music; and careers in the commercial music industry. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 2116. Aural Skills III. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Singing more difficult tonal music, including melodies with any diatonic leap possible and a wider variety of rhythms. Aural study, including dictation of more complex rhythm and melody. Prerequisites: MUSI 1116 and MUSI 1117. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 2117. Aural Skills IV. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Singing more difficult tonal music, including chromatic, modulating and melodies; and modal melodies. Continued aural study, including dictation of more complex rhythm and melodies. Prerequisites: MUSC 1116, 1117, 2116. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 2160. German Diction. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

German pronunciation for singers. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 2161. French Diction. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

French pronunciation for singers. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 2181. Piano Class III. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 1.5 Hour).

This is the third semester of a four-semester sequence designed to develop keyboard and musicianship skills, including fundamental technique, scale playing, sight reading, harmonization of melodies, and accompaniment. The course is intended for music majors in passing the Piano Proficiency Examination. All other majors and undeclared majors must have the permission of the course instructor to register. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 2182. Piano Class IV. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is the fourth semester of a four-semester sequence designed to develop keyboard and musicianship skills, including fundamental technique, scale playing, sight reading, harmonization of melodies, and accompaniment. The course is intended for music majors in passing the Piano Proficiency Examination. All other majors and undeclared majors must have the permission of the course instructor to register. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 2311. Theory III. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Practice in contrapuntal composition in eighteenth-century tonal styles. Prerequisites: MUSC 1311 and MUSC 1312.

MUSI 2312. Music Theory IV. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Part writing of figured bass exercises and melody harmonizations requiring altered chords, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords; remote modulations; and the study of sonata, rondo, variation, and other nineteenth-century forms. Introduction to analysis of tonal music according to the theory of structural levels. Prerequisites: MUSI 1311, 1312, 2311.

MUSI 3100. Marching Band. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Marching Band membership is open to all students of the University with approval of the director. Activities include half-time performances, pep rallies, parades, and other concerts. Prerequisites: Prior marching band experience in high school or junior college or approval of department head. Course may be repeated for credit. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 3116. Performance Practices of Ensembles. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

Organization, rehearsal procedures, and public performance practices of ensembles. Establishing a philosophy of music, developing effective ensemble discipline, motivation, selection of repertoire, auditions, and the professional development of the music director are emphasized.

MUSI 3211. Conducting I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

Introduction of conducting techniques, rehearsal procedures, development of interpretive skills in music. Lab fee $5.

MUSI 3212. Conducting II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

Special emphasis on instrumental and choral conducting techniques. Lab fee $5. Prerequisite Course: MUSi 3211.

MUSI 3226. History of Music I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of history, social setting, and style of Western art music from Greek antiquity to the end of the Renaissance period. MUSI 2311 or approval of department head.

MUSI 3229. World Music. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Historical and analytical survey of the great variety of musical styles from around the world. Music cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, India, indigenous America, and Japan are among those explored. Emphasizes the complex interrelationships of music to culture, society, and daily life. MUSI 2312 or approval of the department head.

MUSI 3245. Class Composition. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

Advanced instruction in composition; the writing and study of small- and larger-form musical compositions employing contemporary styles and techniques. May be taken 2 times for credit. Prerequisites: approval of instructor. Lab fee $5.

MUSI 3249. Contemporary Music Theory. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

A study of scales, chords, key centers, set-theory, polytonality, sound mass, electronic and computer techniques in analysis and writing.

MUSI 3301. Sound Engineering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Explores advanced recording and audio production techniques used in working with Logic Pro and Pro Tools computer software. Hands-on activities include recording and editing MIDI and digital audio, as well as learning modern MIDI sequencing techniques for the music, film, and television industries. Prerequisites: MUSC 1320. Lab fee: $30.

MUSI 3315. Developmental Musical Experiences. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study and appraisal of music teaching techniques, elementary music literature, learning activities, curricular plans and materials essential to the sequential development of musical learning in the elementary school. Designed to provide knowledge of psychology, theory and practice of music education in the elementary schools. Emphasis is placed upon the nature, organization and maintenance of the elementary music program. Prerequisite: junior or senior-level status.

MUSI 3325. Jazz History. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An in-depth study of the recordings, history, major figures, musical forms and social importance of an original American art form. Principal styles to be covered include ragtime, blues, Dixieland, big band swing, bop, cool, hard bop, free, fusion and funk. This course fulfills the core visual and performing arts requirement.

MUSI 3327. History of Music II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Study of the history, social setting and style of Western art music in the Baroque and Classical periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 3326 or approval of department head.

MUSI 3328. History of Music III. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Study of the history, social setting and style of Western art music during the Romantic and 20th century periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 3327 or approval of department head.

MUSI 3335. Choral Techniques. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Choral techniques, materials and rationale for the development of superior choral ensembles to include: budgeting, acoustical considerations, music selection criteria, historical development of choral music and style, programming, public relations, sight reading, and development of a philosophy of music.

MUSI 4086. Music Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

A directed study of selected problems in music.

MUSI 4133. Capstone Course in Music. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 12 Hours).

The capstone experience is the culmination of undergraduate music study and provides students with an opportunity to make their personal statement of preparedness for a post-college life with music. Projects may include a 50-minute solo recital, a lecture-recital, or an undergraduate thesis or research paper. In conjunction with the student's advisor, study abroad and other formats may be acceptable. Prerequisites: Senior standing. Music majors seeking education certification must take this course before the semester in which they are student teaching. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 4211. Piano Literature. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will encompass the study of piano literature from the Renaissance period to present day with emphasis given to the Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary eras. Genres include sonata, suite, concerto, and chamber works with piano of varying cultures.

MUSI 4212. Vocal Literature. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will encompass the study of solo vocal literature from the Renaissance period to present day. Emphasis will be given to the development of German and French art song in Europe.

MUSI 4213. Instrumental Literature. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will encompass the study of literature for band, jazz ensemble and orchestra, as well as solos and small ensemble groups. Students will explore and analyze significant composers and their literature in each of the historical periods through the 21st century. Prerequisite: Junior level in applied instrumental lessons or consent of the instructor.

MUSI 4242. Band Techniques. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

Introduction and materials of band techniques to include drill design and the development of the marching ensemble; the organization, administration, programming, repertoire, band literature, budgeting, and historical development of the modern concert wind ensemble; the development of a functional philosophy of music.

MUSI 4248. Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A practical study of the skill of scoring music for various instrumental and choral groups. Projects in adapting music from a variety of sources. Emphasis is placed on transcribing and arranging for elementary, junior, and senior high ensembles.

MUSI 4251. Piano Pedagogy. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will encompass the study of piano pedagogy from beginner level through intermediate and advanced level piano study, including present and past techniques of piano instruction. Prerequisites: Must be at the junior level of applied piano lessons or have consent of the instructor.

MUSI 4252. Vocal Pedagogy. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

Teaching voice majors how to teach singing. Includes physiology of the vocal mechanism and the application of various techniques appropriate in developing and correcting issues with the voice. Appropriate repertoire for varying levels and voice types will be covered as well as basic business aspects of private studio teaching. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior level music majors in applied voice who have passed the Applied Proficiency Exam. Lab fee $5.

MUSI 4253. Instrumental Pedagogy. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

This course will focus on the study of instrumental pedagogy, from beginner level through advanced study, used primarily in one-on-one instruction in the studio. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 4301. Music Business Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An approved and supervised educational project in which the qualifying student participates in a professional music organization as an intern for a select period of time. This course is intended as the capstone experience for the Bachelor of Arts in music degree with an emphasis in music business. Prerequisites: Senior standing, the completion of required music courses and other courses in the Music Business emphasis, and the approval of intern coordinator.

MUSI 4343. Marching Band Methods. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Marching Band Methods teaches music education majors how to administer a marching band program. Areas of administration are: show design, scheduling, programming, competition. Students will use software to learn to design marching band shows, and review other software useful in administering a marching band program.

MUSI 4345. Curriculum Project. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The final project for students in the Master of Music Education degree that will serve as a culminating example of work performed at the master's level.

MUSI 4385. Music Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Content varies according to the needs of students and opportunities available. When topic varies, course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head.

MUSI 5330. Analytical Techniques. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

In-depth analysis of common-practice repertoire through multiple techniques. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.

MUSI 5331. Advanced Scoring and Arranging. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An advanced study of scoring music for various instrumental and choral groups. Projects in adapting music from a variety of sources. An emphasis on independent needs are also addressed as they relate to the working music educator. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.

MUSI 5340. Foundations of Music Education. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An investigation of historical and philosophical principles that provide the context for contemporary music education. The course focuses on developing a vision of music education for the future. Topics include philosophical principles of music education, psychological theories relevant to music teaching, and practical application of these principles through the National Standards for Music. Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate program.

MUSI 5341. Research in Music Education I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An exploration of methods and materials of research in music, including styles of writing and proper documentation of sources with an emphasis on developing strategies for organization and information access. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Graduate Studies.

MUSI 5342. Research in Music Education II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Overview of music education research. Research design and methodology to include an introduction to the component parts of research and the different types of research. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Graduate Studies.

MUSI 5343. Advanced Elementary Music Pedagogy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A graduate course exploring multiple pedagogies in elementary music. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.

MUSI 5344. Advanced Secondary Music Pedagogy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A comprehensive overview of current methods and materials used in teaching music at the secondary level, grades 7-12. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.

MUSI 5345. Curriculum Project. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The final project for students in the Master of Music Education degree that will serve as a culminating example of work performed at the master's level. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all coursework required for the Master of Music in Music Education and/or permission from the instructor is required.

MUSI 5346. Marching Band Methods. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Marching Band Methods teaches music education majors how to administer a marching band program. Areas of administration are: show design, scheduling, programming, competition. Students will use software to learn to design marching band shows, and review other software useful in administering a marching band program. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.

MUSI 5350. Technology in the Music Classroom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Development of concepts and skills related to current computer technology in music. Applications of technology in the music classroom will aid in students' acquisition of musical knowledge and skills, and will assist with time-management and organization for the music educator. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Graduate Studies.

MUSI 5353. Ethnomusicology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Examination of the formation of the discipline of ethnomusicology through a survey of its history, theories, and methodologies. Includes basic ethnomusicological concepts, such as organology, music ritual, notation and transcription, and aspects of field research. Research and writing of papers on selected topics.

MUSI 5355. Psychology of Music. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A critical examination of questions, designs, and conclusions of previous research in a variety of areas related to the acoustical and psychological aspects of music and how these areas relate to music education. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program.

MUSI 5357. Seminar in Music of the United States. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Music of the United States from the colonists to the present. Selected and significant works will be studied through analysis and performance practice, and in historical context. The diversity of sources and styles include European, African American, Native American, and Spanish-Mexican.

MUSI 5360. Measurement for Music Researchers. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An exploration of statistics, measurement and evaluation in music education, and the methods and materials of research in music, organize and interpret data, and apply results of published research in music. A variety of research methodology is studied and utilized. It is recommended that students complete MUSI 5341 – Research in Music Education I and MUSI 5342 – Research in Music Education II prior to enrolling into this course.

MUSI 5361. Acoustics of Music. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of the physiological properties of sound, the ear and its perception of sounds; the effect of acoustical environment; the acoustical behavior of musical instruments; and the various applications of electronics and computers to the production, reproduction, and composition of music.

MUSI 5388. Thesis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Scheduled when the student is ready to begin thesis. No credit until thesis is completed. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all coursework required for the Master of Music in Music Education and/or permission from the instructor is required.

MUSI 5390. Selected Tpcs in Musc Educ. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of different topics with a focus on contemporary issues in Music Education. This course may be repeated for credit as the topic changes, for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: Approval of Department Head.