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Music (MUST)

501. Piano Literature (3).  A study of literature for the piano from its beginning through contemporary practices. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

503. Organ Literature (3). A survey of representative organ works from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

505. Opera Literature (3). Historical development of opera with detailed study of selected operas. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

506. Choral Literature (3). A survey of choral literature from 1450 through the 20th century, with detailed analysis of representative masterworks. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 or permission of instructor.

508. Standard Choral Repertory (3). A survey of the standard choral repertory for high school singers. The class will analyze, sing and play excerpts from about 200 sacred and secular pieces in varying levels of difficulty (grade II through V). Prerequisite(s): MUSA 282, MUST 212 and 507, or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

509. Art Song Literature (3). A survey of European and American art song with emphasis on 19th and 20th century German and French literature. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

511. Orchestration (3). Principles and techniques of orchestration for strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Prerequisite(s): MUST 212 and any two of MUSA 291, 293, 295 or 297. Notes: Offered as needed.

512. Analytical Techniques (3). A capstone course that assimilates aspects of music theory, harmony, analysis and aural skills needed for advanced courses in literature, history, performance and music education. Prerequisite(s): MUST 212 and MUST 214 or graduate standing. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.

513. Counterpoint (3). Study of contrapuntal techniques from the Renaissance to the present, emphasizing J.S. Bach. Writing projects include 16th-century and
18th-century inventions, canons and fugues. Prerequisite(s): MUST 212 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

514. History of Jazz (3). An examination of jazz styles, including extensive study of several major figures. Students learn to distinguish the various styles through analysis of rhythmic, melodic, harmonic and instrumentational differences. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

515. Chamber Music Literature (3). A survey of selected chamber music from the beginning through the present day. Includes a study of formal elements and aural recognition of representative works. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

516. Symphonic Literature (3). An historical and chronological survey of symphonic literature from the pre classic to the present, including a study of formal elements and aural recognition of representative works. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

517. Percussion Literature (3). A survey of percussion literature from its earliest antecedents in military and orchestral music through the major genres of the 20th century, including chamber music, percussion and marimba ensembles and solo genres for timpani, multiple percussion and keyboard percussion. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 and MUST 212 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

518. Wind Literature (3). A survey of the basic repertory for concert band and wind ensemble from the Renaissance to the present. Prerequisite(s): MUST 212 and 507, or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

519. Advanced Vocal Pedagogy (3:3:0). An advanced course covering methodologies used in establishing good vocal technique; an in-depth review of the historical perspectives as well as current vocal science. The course includes actual supervised practical experience. Prerequisite(s): MUST 319, permission of the instructor, or graduate standing. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.

520. Piano Pedagogy (3). Designed for prospective piano teachers. A survey of materials, educational principles and methods of teaching piano for individual and group lessons. Notes: Offered as needed.

521. Instrumental Arranging and Composition (2:2:1). This course covers the basics of composition pedagogy including fundamental methods and exercises, and basics of arranging pre-existing music for a variety of grade specific instrumental resources. This course focuses on the basic knowledge and techniques required for teaching composition to K-12 students and for integrating composition activities into the K-12 music classroom. Also covered are fundamentals techniques for adapting existing music for a wide variety of K-12 level instrumental and vocal ensembles. Prerequisite(s): MUST 212 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.

522. Choral Arranging & Composition (2:2:0). This course covers the basics of composition pedagogy including fundamental methods and exercises, and basics of arranging pre-existing music for a variety of grade specific choral resources. Prerequisite(s): MUST 212 or permission of the instructor. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.

523. Accompanying (1:1:0.5). Study of skills, sight reading, and style required of accompanists. At least the equivalent of one song cycle or one instrumental sonata will be required. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

531. Computer Music Technology I (3). An introductory course to microcomputers and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) hardware for the purpose of musical creativity. Prerequisite(s): MUST 212 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

532. Computer Music Technology II (3). A continuation of the skills acquired in MUST 531 with more advanced practical applications.
Prerequisite(s): MUST 531 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

535. Advanced Diction: English & Italian (1:2:0). Advanced principles and practices of English and Italian diction for singers. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing. Notes: Offered in fall.

536. Advanced Diction: French & German (1:2:0). Advanced principles and practices of French and German diction for singers. Prerequisite(s): MUST 236 and junior or senior standing; or graduate standing. Notes: Offered in spring.

551-559. Special Topics in Music (1) (2) (3). Topics may include literature courses for piano, organ, art song, choral, percussion, wind, women and music or other topics. Prerequisite(s): Permission of chair, Department of Music. Notes: Offered as needed. May be retaken for additional credit.

561. Medieval/Renaissance Music (3). An advanced study of the music of the Western European tradition from 600 1600. Includes history, genre studies, literature, analysis of scores and extensive listening. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

562. Baroque Period Music (3). An advanced study of the music of the Western European tradition from 1600 1750. Includes history, genre studies, literature, analysis of scores and extensive listening. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

563. Classic Period Music (3). An advanced study of the music of the Western European tradition from 1750 1820. Includes history, genre studies, literature, analysis of scores and extensive listening. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

564. Romantic Period Music (3). An advanced study of the music of the Western European tradition from 1820 1900. Includes history, genre studies, literature, analysis of scores and extensive listening. Prerequisite(s): MUST 306 or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered as needed.

565. 20th Century Music Literature (3). A study of styles, trends, systems and literature from 1900 to the present, including neo-tonal, atonal, serial, electronic, and experimental forms. Notes: Offered as needed.

590. Principles of Teaching Music: Elementary (3). A methods course that addresses specific instructional needs and techniques for teaching general music in the elementary school. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education Program. MUST 212 and 317. Notes: Offered in fall.

591. Principles of Teaching Music: Secondary (3). A methods course that addresses specific instructional needs and techniques for teaching general music in the secondary school. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education Program; MUST 590. Notes: Offered in spring.

592. Field Experience in Teaching Music (1: 0-8). Laboratory experience equivalent to 28 half-days designed to lead music students through an exploration and examination of various research-based programs of instructional planning, methodology, classroom management, and evaluation of teaching and learning. Prerequisite(s): MUST 590. Corequisite(s) MUST 591 and EDUC 390.

600. Graduate Music Theory Review (3). A review of concepts and terminology associated with music theory including harmony, voice-leading, analysis, and aural. Course will not count toward a graduate degree program in music.

602. Advanced Instrumental Techniques (3). Programming, rehearsing and teaching the school orchestra, marching band, concert band and jazz ensemble. A continuation of topics in MUST 591 and additional advanced topics. Prerequisite(s): MUST 591 or equivalent.

603. Advanced Elementary Music Methods (3). Advanced study in music teaching methodology for K-5 students to include advanced curricular planning, specialized teaching methodologies (i.e., Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, etc.), curriculum correlation, and other aspects of teaching music in the modern elementary school environment.

604. Advanced Choral Techniques (3). Methods and materials for teaching high school choral music. Rehearsal techniques, tone, diction, programming, organization and management. Analysis of representative repertory. Prerequisite(s): MUST 591 or equivalent.

607. Form and Style in Music (3). An analytical study of the formal and stylistic practices and techniques of representative composers of the 18th 20th centuries.
Notes: Offered in spring.

612. Foundations of Music Education (3). A survey of historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological issues that affect music education.

614. Research in Music (3). A survey of music research designs and techniques. Prerequisite(s): MUST 612 required for MME students. Notes: Offered in spring.

616. The Music Curriculum K-12 (3). Examination of principles and problems of curriculum design and implementation in music education K-12. Prerequisite(s): MUST 612. Notes: Offered in fall.

621. Opera Workshop I (2:3). Laboratory for the development of skills in acting and singing of opera and musical theatre through the study of scenes from standard operatic repertory and short operas, with performances possible. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.

622. Opera Workshop II (2:3). Continuation of MUST 621, continued development of skills in acting and singing of opera and musical theatre. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.

625. Teaching the Beginning and Elementary Piano Student (3). Survey of the performance repertory, technique, and foundational skills for the beginning and elementary piano student. Notes: Offered spring and fall.

626. Teaching the Intermediate and Advanced Piano Student (3). Survey of the teaching repertory for the intermediate and advanced piano student. Notes: Offered spring and fall.

627. Supervised Teaching Practicum in Piano Pedagogy (1:0:1).  Teaching practicum in piano pedagogy requires teaching two piano students in the Academy of Music for an entire semester. To be taken in the final semester of the degree program. Notes: Offered in spring and fall.

630-639. Special Topics in Music (1) (2) (3). Prerequisite(s): Permission of chair, Department of Music. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.

641. Orff Schulwerk Level I (3). A two week summer course for music teachers to develop basic competencies in the principles and pedagogy of Orff Schulwerk. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

642. Orff Schulwerk Level II (3). A two week summer course for music teachers to develop advanced competencies in the principles and pedagogy of Orff Schulwerk. Prerequisite(s): Orff level I certification or permission of instructor.
 

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