Arts & Humanities: Music Course Descriptions

Undergraduate 2018-2019

MUS 000R Repertoire Class (0)
This is a class in which the music majors perform for one another in preparation for the public recital. Students research and deliver a verbal Program Notes as part of the performance and receive comments from faculty members. Attendance and participation is required for music majors.

MUS 000S Serv Lrng:Repertoire Class (1) EXP
Corequisite(s): MUS 000R
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

MUS 101 Theory Fundamentals (3)
Studies in basic musicianship. Development of skills in clef reading, pitch identification, interval identification, basic melody writing and elementary harmonic analysis.

MUS 105 Piano I (3)
Designed to teach piano basics in a useful and enjoyable manner. Students will experience a wide range of repertoire, 2-hand playing, left hand chord accompaniment with a melody, experience with various piano styles, and playing in an ensemble. Optional supplementary music will be provided each week for students wishing to learn more contemporary "pop" songs. Practice pianos are available.

MUS 106 Piano II (3)
Prerequisite(s): MUS 105
The following areas of piano skills will be covered: chord progressions, harmonization, harmonization with two-hand accompaniments, improvisation, transposition, sight reading, repertoire, technique.

MUS 110E University Singers (1) MU
The University Singers is a choral performance class which performs a variety of choral music from all musical periods and styles. Both mixed (SATB) and women's (SSA) choral music will be prepared during the class time frame. There are no prerequisites and enrollment is open to all MSJ students. The group performs one concert per semester and is occasionally featured at various university functions.

MUS 113 Aural Skills (3)
Development of skills in sight singing, rhythmic reading, and melodic/harmonic and rhythmic dictation.

MUS 117 Class Guitar (1)
New Course
This course provides the beginner guitarist with the fundamentals needed to read music, gain facility in playing and strumming chords, perform basic songs, and understand basic music theory. Each week students will meet to review and perform the previous weeks assignment in a group setting with some individual performance expected.

MUS 120F University Band (1) MU
The University Band is open to all wind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists, by director approval. Drawing from the wide variety of traditional and contemporary band literature, the ensemble performs two concerts in the University Theatre each semester, as well as other on and off campus events. This Ensemble provides students with the opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality repertoire with emphasis on individual and group musical improvement. Open to all music majors and non-music majors.

MUS 120K Orchestra (1) MU
Open to all strings and other orchestral instruments as needed, music majors and non-music majors, by director's approval (director approval requires an audition). The Orchestra performs standard symphonic literature and "pops" orchestral repertoire. Members of the orchestra will develop a deeper sensitivity not only toward outstanding musicianship, but also to historical style, performance practices, aesthetics, discipline, and professionalism. Students do not need to take this course for credit to participate.

MUS 120N Lab Band (1)
The Lab Band is open to all instrumental musicians. The ensemble serves music majors as a learning laboratory for secondary instruments, and new instrumentalists as a chance to learn an instrument. All standard instruments may be accommodated, though contacting the director is encouraged.

MUS 131 World Music (3) CAM/IDS
A survey of the diversity of musical cultures. Emphasis will be devoted to music/musicians of Africa, North and South America, Eastern Europe, India, Indonesia, China, and Japan.

MUS 140 Piano (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. For non-music majors who are interested in taking piano lessons as an elective (no prerequisite).

MUS 140A Piano (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. For piano majors and very serious non-music majors. Audition required.

MUS 140P Piano and Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 141 Organ (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Preparatory studies: Regatz, Peeters and Gleason. A substantial repertoire of Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, Dupre, and other composers representative of the Baroque period through the 20th century.

MUS 141A Organ (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction.

MUS 143A Jazz Piano (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies in jazz piano styles and repertoire.

MUS 143P Jazz Piano & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 150 Voice (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Principles of method and style periods. Uniform breath management, resonance, focus, and diction mark a beginning upon which may be built a stable and fluent technique.

MUS 150A Voice (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Principles of method and style periods. Uniform breath management, resonance, focus, and diction mark a beginning upon which may be built a stable and fluent technique.

MUS 150B Voice (3)

MUS 150D Voice & Pedagogy (1)
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 150P Voice & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 160 Violin (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Technical facility in scales, arpeggios and violin studies. Baroque, Classical and Romantic concerti and sonatas and contemporary music.

MUS 160A Violin (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Technical facility in scales, arpeggios and violin studies. Baroque, Classical and Romantic concerti and sonatas and contemporary music.

MUS 160P Violin & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 161 Viola (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Technical requirements: major, minor scales and arpeggios. Studies by Kruetzer, Sitt, Rode, and Campagnoli; concerti by Handel, Mozart and Deberiot; sonatas by Brahms and Reger.

MUS 161A Viola (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction.

MUS 161P Viola & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 162 Cello (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. To study the techniques and musical skills for playing the Cello.

MUS 162A Cello (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. To study the techniques and musical skills for playing the Cello.

MUS 162P Cello & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor

MUS 163P Bass & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 164 Guitar (1)
Weekly 30 minute private instruction. Technical facility in scales, arpeggios and selected studies. Emphasis on contemporary guitar techniques.

MUS 164A Guitar (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Technical facility in scales, arpeggios and selected studies. Emphasis on contemporary guitar techniques.

MUS 164P Guitar & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor. Emphasis on contemporary guitar.

MUS 165 Classical Guitar (1)
New Course
Weekly half-hour private instruction. Emphasis on Classical Guitar

MUS 165A Classical Guitar (1.5)
New Course
Weekly one hour private instruction. Emphasis on Classical Guitar.

MUS 165P Guitar & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 167A Jazz Double Bass (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies in jazz double bass styles and repertoire.

MUS 167P Double Bass & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 170 Harp (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Technical studies, etudes, preludes, orchestral, and ensemble parts from Salzedo, Naderman, Vito, David. Original works and transcriptions from composers of classical, romantic and modern periods.

MUS 170A Harp (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Technical studies, etudes, preludes, orchestral, and ensemble parts from Salzedo, Naderman, Vito, David. Original works and transcriptions from composers of classical, romantic and modern periods.

MUS 170P Harp & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 180 Flute & Piccolo (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Studies by Kohler, Anderson, Altes, Karg-Elert, JeanJean. Representative works by Handel, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, other French composers. Prokofiev, Berio and other 20th century composers.

MUS 180A Flute & Piccolo (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies by Kohler, Anderson, Altes, Karg-Elert, JeanJean. Representative works by Handel, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, other French composers. Prokofiev, Berio and other 20th century composers.

MUS 180P Flute, Piccolo & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 181 Clarinet (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Studies by Klose, Rose, Perier, JeanJean, Jetti. Representative works by Schumann, Von Weber, Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, and others. Single reed making and adjusting.

MUS 181A Clarinet (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies by Klose, Rose, Perier, JeanJean, Jetti. Representative works by Schumann, Von Weber, Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, and others. Single reed making and adjusting.

MUS 181P Clarinet & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 182 Saxophone (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Open to all students. This course will include discussion and understanding music fundamentals, and building a foundation for saxophone performance in any style.

MUS 182A Saxophone (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Open to music majors. Primary focus will be performance of standard repertoire, scales and etudes. Pedagogy, professional expectations, and equipment will also be discussed.

MUS 182P Saxophone & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 183 Oboe (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Studies by Barret, Ferling, Andraud, Labate, Bleuzet. Representative works by Dittersdorf, Marcello, Handel, Telemann, Schumann, Mozart, Vivaldi. Double reed making and adjusting.

MUS 183A Oboe (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies by Barret, Ferling, Andraud, Labate, Bleuzet. Representative works by Dittersdorf, Marcello, Handel, Telemann, Schumann, Mozart, Vivaldi. Double reed making and adjusting.

MUS 183P Oboe & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 184 Bassoon (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Studies by Weissenborn, Milde, Bitsch. Representative works by Wolf-Ferrari, Elgar, Mozart, Von Weber, Vivaldi, Bach. Double reed making and adjusting.

MUS 184A Bassoon (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies by Weissenborn, Milde, Bitsch. Representative works by Wolf-Ferrari, Elgar, Mozart, Von Weber, Vivaldi, Bach. Double reed making and adjusting.

MUS 184P Bassoon & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 185A Jazz Saxophone (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Open to all students who want to study the saxophone in relation to Jazz styles and repertoire. Studies will be based on building saxophone performance skills. These will be aided by listening, transcription, performance, and theory.

MUS 185P Jazz Saxophone & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 190 Trumpet (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Studies by St. Jacome, Charles, Clarke, Maxime-Alphonse, and Pietzsch. Representative solo literature by Haydn, Mozart, Faure, Hindemith, Clarks, Sowerby, and other 20th century composers.

MUS 190A Trumpet (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies by St. Jacome, Charles, Clarke, Maxime-Alphonse, and Pietzsch. Representative solo literature by Haydn, Mozart, Faure, Hindemith, Clarks, Sowerby, and other 20th century composers.

MUS 190P Trumpet & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 191 French Horn (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Studies by Kopprasch, Huth, Maxime-Alphonse, and Hauser. Representative solo literature by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Hindemith, Bassett, Jacob, and other 20th century composers.

MUS 191A French Horn (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies by Kopprasch, Huth, Maxime-Alphonse, and Hauser. Representative solo literature by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Hindemith, Bassett, Jacob, and other 20th century composers.

MUS 191P French Horn & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 192 Trombone/Baritone (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Studies by Blume, Vobaron, Paudert, and Blazhevich. Representative solo literature by Bach, Gaubert, De La Lux, Saint-Saens, Coker, Blazhevich, other 20th century composers, and appropriate selections from the literature for bassoon and violoncello.

MUS 192A Trombone/Baritone (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction.

MUS 192P Trombone/Baritone & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 193 Tuba (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Studies by Blume, Slama, Bell, and Gregoriev. Representative solo literature by Bach (Bell), Frankfkiser, Rossini (Hume), Persichetti, Martelli, Beversdorf, Williams, other 20th century composers, and appropriate selections from the literature for trombone, bassoon and violoncello.

MUS 193A Tuba (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies by Blume, Slama, Bell, and Gregoriev. Representative solo literature by Bach (Bell), Frankfkiser, Rossini (Hume), Persichetti, Martelli, Beversdorf, Williams, other 20th century composers, and appropriate selections from the literature for trombone, bassoon and violoncello.

MUS 193P Tuba & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 194A Jazz Trumpet (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies in jazz trumpet styles and repertoire.

MUS 194P Jazz Trumpet & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 195 Percussion (1)
Weekly half hour private instruction. Studies in the representative literature of snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion, multiple percussion, accessories, drum set and world percussion. Includes discussion and instruction in the technical, physical, musical, and logistical factors in preparing music for solo, chamber, and large ensemble performance settings.

MUS 195A Percussion (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies in the representative literature of snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion, multiple percussion, accessories, drum set and world percussion. Includes discussion and instruction in the technical, physical, musical, and logistical factors in preparing music for solo, chamber, and large ensemble performance settings.

MUS 195P Percussion and Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 196A Jazz Trombone (1.5)
Weekly one hour private instruction. Studies in jazz trombone styles and repertoire.

MUS 196P Jazz Trombone & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 197A Jazz Drums (1.5)
Studies in jazz drum styles and repertoire

MUS 197P Jazz Drums & Pedagogy (0.5)
Prerequisite(s): Approval by Instructor
This course will provide time for intensive study and analysis of pedagogical methods and graded repertoire of the area of study (as indicated by national teaching associations) through the support and resources of the instructor.

MUS 212 American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3 (3) MU/CAM
This course is intended to help you think creatively and critically about popular music. We will study the most significant styles of American music in chronological order, beginning with the roots and continuing through the present day. We will explore several recurring themes throughout the course: (1) The interaction of European American, African American, and Latin American traditions; (2) The influence of mass media and technology (printing, recording, radio, video, Internet); (3) The role of popular music as a symbol of identity (race, class, gender, generation).

MUS 213 Church Music and Worship (3)
New Course
This course will provide musicians with the skills and knowledge to plan, prepare and lead music for worship. From Catholic ritual to Contemporary worship, discover why music is the core element of the Christian celebration, and learn to implement these skills in a church setting.

MUS 233 Listen to This:Musical Masterworks from the Middle Ages to 1750 (3) MU/CAM
The great composers and their works in context: personal, artistic, philosophical, social, economic and religious backgrounds and circumstances. From the beginnings to 1750.

MUS 234 Listen to This:Musical Masterworks from 1750 to Present (3) MU/CAM
The great composers and their works in context: personal, artistic, philosophical, social, economic, and religious backgrounds and circumstances. From 1750 to the 21st Century.

MUS 246 Mus Exp For Young Children (3) MU/CAM
Music and music making in childhood with particular focus on developmentally appropriate experiences in pre-kindergarten and child care/preschool settings as well as for the K-3 grades. For early childhood education and special education majors.

MUS 308 Music Theory (3)
Prerequisite(s): MUS 101, MUS 113
Further studies in basic musicianship. Development of skills in counterpoint, recognition of cadences, non-harmonic tones, seventh chords, secondary dominants, modulations, extended chromatic harmony, and early 20th C. styles.

MUS 333M Practica (1-3)
Prerequisite(s): PSY 205 or EDU 307
Crosslisted EDU 333M. The field experience is the central component of this course. The student will be assigned to placements in area schools for a total of 100 field hours and he/she will also attend on campus seminars per the Syllabus. Teaching activities as designated by the content area methods specialist will be assigned in order to apply theory learned in prior course work. University supervisors will coordinate with the content area methods specialist.

MUS 343 Methods of Music I (3)
Strategies, models, methodologies for guiding the musical needs and experiences of children age pre-school through grade 6. Music teaching/learning will incorporate Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze theories, multiculturalism and the use of music technology. For music majors. Field experience.

MUS 344 Methods of Music II (3)
Instructional strategies and resources for developmentally appropriate music for learners from grade 7 through age 21. Areas of vocal, instrumental and general music will encompass teaching methodologies and models of curriculum integration. Resources will include those of multiculturalism and technological advance. For music majors. Field experience.

MUS 350 Special Topics (1-3)
Independent study courses. Topics are determined according to student needs.

MUS 396 Cooperative Education Work Experience: Parallel (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A music related work experience supervised by music faculty in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, evaluation of work performance and documentation of predetermined Learning Agreement. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis.

MUS 402 Music Literature (3)
Prerequisite(s): MUS 233, MUS 234
Survey of compositional and performance styles of significant composers from the Middle Ages to the present. Extensive live and recorded listening experiences with emphasis on score analysis. Required of all music majors.

MUS 402H HON: Music Literature (0)
Course description as stated in MUS 402 (Honors Course)

MUS 403 Conducting/Orchestration/ Arranging (3)
Basic conducting patterns and conducting techniques for vocal and instrumental ensembles will be addressed. The course will also focus on score reading preparation, rehearsal techniques, repertoire selection, and writing for small ensembles.

MUS 403A Conducting/Orchestration/ Arranging (0.5-3)
Basic conducting patterns and conducting techniques for vocal and instrumental ensembles will be addressed. The course will also focus on score reading preparation, rehearsal techniques, repertoire selection, and writing for small ensembles.

MUS 496 Cooperative Education Work Experience: Alternating (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A music related work experience supervised by music faculty in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, evaluation of work performance and documentation of predetermined Learning Agreement. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis.