Music

Courses

MUS 070     Concert Attendance
Credit Hours: 0
This course entails attendance at required concerts to develop critical listening skills. Required of music majors every semester until they pass five semesters. Graded P/F.

MUS 113     Music Theory I
Credit Hours: 3
Scales, intervals, keys. Figured basses using triads in all major and minor keys. Principles of voice leading. Analysis of Bach chorales. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 115.

MUS 114     Music Theory II
Credit Hours: 3
Continuation of MUS 113. Figured basses using dominant seventh and secondary seventh chords. Prerequisite: MUS 113. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 116.

MUS 115    Aural Skills I
Credit Hours: 1
Solfege, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 113.

MUS 116    Aural Skills II
Credit Hours: 1
Continuation of MUS 115. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 114.

MUS 117     Music Appreciation
Credit Hours: 3
Basic elements of music including historical over view tracing development of musical forms and types. Includes listening to music.

MUS 213     Music Theory III
Credit Hours: 3
Additional work in sight singing, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. Figured basses using ninth chords, altered chords, chromaticism, modulation. Prerequisites: MUS 113-114, 115-116. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 215.

MUS 214     Music Theory IV
Credit Hours: 3
Continuation of MUS 213. Practice in 20th century techniques.

MUS 215    Aural Skills III
Credit Hours: 1
Continuation of MUS 116. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 213.

MUS 218 History of Jazz and Rock
Credit Hours: 3
Jazz and Rock as media of musical expression from their beginning to present.  Includes listening to music.

MUS 219     Diction for Singing I
Credit Hours: 3
The basics of pronunciation and language structure, as applied to singing. Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its practical application to English and German. Intended primarily for music majors with voice as their major performance area. Instructor consent required. Offered as needed.

MUS 220    Diction for Singing II
Credit Hours: 2
A continuation of MUS 219. Further instruction in IPA and its application to Italian, French, and Spanish. Intended primarily for music majors with voice as their major performance area. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite: MUS 219. Offered as needed.

MUS 299     Music Proficiency
Credit Hours: 0

MUS 310 The Business of Music
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the interface of music with the business world.  The course combines classroom discussions, audio/video materials, reading materials from one textbook and a variety of handout materials, field trips, and guest lecturers. There are no course prerequisites. Does not fulfill general education requirement in Fine Arts.

MUS 311     Music History I
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of music from earliest antiquity to 1750. Prerequisite: MUS 114.

MUS 312    Music History II
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Credit Hours: 3
Survey of music from 1750 to present. Prerequisite: MUS 114.

MUS 313     Orchestration and Arranging
Credit Hours: 3
Methods and materials for orchestrating music for educational purposes. Includes transposition, characteristics and capabilities of instruments, and appropriate ranges for voice.

MUS 399     Junior Recital
Credit Hours: 0

MUS 490    Practicum in Church Music
Credit Hours: 3
The practicum represents the culminating activity for church music majors and should be taken during the last semester of enrollment. Students will work with several faculty members in a variety of liturgical settings to gain experience in the many responsibilities of the position. Activities may include working with choirs, handbell choirs, worship and praise teams, hymn and service music performance, budgeting and scheduling.

MUS 499     Senior Recital & Paper Music Education
Credit Hours: 1

MED 317     Elementary School Music
Credit Hours: 2
Methods and procedures for teaching music in the elementary school.

MED 319    String Methods
Credit Hours: 1
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for string instruments.

MED 320     Percussion Methods
Credit Hours: 1
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for percussion instruments. Offered as needed.

MED 321    Vocal Methods
Credit Hours: 1
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for vocal instruction.

MED 341     Junior and Senior High School Music
Credit Hours: 2
Methods and procedures for teaching music in junior and senior high schools.

MED 349  Choral Conducting/Methods
Credit Hours: 2
Advanced conducting techniques, methods, materials, and philosophies specific to choral music. Includes selection and analysis of music, rehearsal and baton techniques, musical interpretation and score reading. Offered as needed.

MED 351     Instrumental Conducting/Methods
Credit Hours: 2
Advanced conducting techniques, methods, materials, and philosophies specific to instrumental music. Includes selection and analysis of music, rehearsal and baton techniques, musical interpretation and score reading.

MED 412     Woodwind Methods
Credit Hours: 2
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for woodwind instruments. Offered as needed.

MED 413     Brass Methods
Credit Hours: 2
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for brass instruments. Offered as needed.

Applied Music

Amount of practice time suggested for applied music students: one credit hour per semester – seven hours practice a week; two credit hours per semester – fourteen hours practice a week.
Generally, nonmusic majors take one private lesson of one-half hour per week and receive one credit hour per semester. Music majors take one private lesson of one hour per week or two one-half hour lessons per week and receive two credit hours per semester. Students enrolled in applied lessons must meet with the designated instructor the first week of each semester to determine a lesson time.
Applied courses are offered in the following areas:
Voice   
Pipe Organ   
Woodwind Instruments
Piano
Brass Instruments
Jazz Improvisation    
String Instruments
Percussion Instruments    

See the current course schedule for complete listing of course numbers and credit hours for applied music courses (MUA).

Music Activities

One credit hour per semester is given for each of these music activities:
    MUS 177-178, 277-278, 377-378, 477-478    Pep Band
    MUS 183-184, 283-284, 383-384, 483-484    Chamber Choir*
    MUS 185-186, 285-286, 385-386, 485-486    Community Band (Graded P/F)
    MUS 189-190, 289-290, 389-390, 489-490    Concert Choir
    MUS 191-192, 291-292, 391-392, 491-492    Symphonic Band*
    MUS 193-194, 293-294, 393-394, 493-494    Orchestra* (Graded P/F)
    MUS 195-196, 295-296, 395-396, 495-496    Jazz Ensemble*
    MUS 197-198, 297-298, 397-398, 497-498    Marching/Concert Band

    *By audition only.