Music (MUSC)

MUSC 101, CIVIC CHORALE 1 (2)

Study and performance of representative choral works of all periods. Repeatable up to a maximum of four (4) credit hours.

General Education: IN1, IN3, IN5

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 102, CIVIC CONCERT BAND 1 (2)

A large instrumental ensemble consisting of woodwinds, brass, and percussion for the purpose of performing standard concert band literature at concerts and other musical events as specified by the schedule and needs of the institution. Course may be repeated for a maximum of four (4) credit hours. Prerequisite: Prior experience in instrumental performance.

General Education: IN1, IN3, IN5

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Prior experience in instrumental performance

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 103, CIVIC ORCHESTRA 1 (2)

Study and performance of representative orchestra work of all periods. Repeatable up to a maximum of four (4) credit hours. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: Audition or divisional approval.

General Education: IN1, IN3, IN5

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Audition or divisional approval

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 111, COLLEGIATE CHORALE 1 (3)

Study and performance of representative choral works of all periods. Admission to the Chorale open to all students. Voice placement will be administered during the first week of class. Students may repeat the course for a maximum of four (4) credits

General Education: IN1, IN3, IN5

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 153, FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC 3 (3)

Basic music theory, ear training, learning to read by note, writing down simple melodies and chords. Keyboard understanding and recorder playing experience. The materials are intended to meet the needs of elementary education majors, other interested students, and prospective Music Majors who must correct deficiencies in theory background as determined by placement test. Credit not applicable toward music degree.

General Education: IN1

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 155, ELEMENTARY CLASS PIANO I 2 (3)

Introduction to basic piano for students with no previous experience wishing to learn rudimentary skills.

General Education: IN1

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 156, ELEMENTARY CLASS PIANO II 2 (3)

Sequential; continuation of Elementary Class Piano I.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: MUSC 155 or divisional approval

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 165, VOCAL ENSEMBLE 1 (2)

Study and performance of accompanied and a cappella music for various sized groups and voice combinations. Open only to students, by audition, who are concurrently registered for Collegiate Chorale. Course may be repeated for a maximum of four (4) credit hours. Prerequisite: Audition or divisional approval.

General Education: IN1, IN3, IN5

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Audition or divisional approval; Corequisite: MUSC 111 or divisional approval

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 166, INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE 1 (2)

Study and performance of a wide range of jazz literature for, percussion, brass, and woodwind combinations. Open to all students by audition. Course may be repeated for a maximum of four (4) credit hours. Prerequisite: Prior experience in instrument performance.

General Education: IN1, IN3, IN5

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Prior experience in instrument performance

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 171, MUSIC THEORY I 3 (4)

Study and introduction to tonal harmony, form and analysis. Ought to be taken concurrently with MUSC 181.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Divisional approval

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

MUSC 172, MUSIC THEORY II 3 (4)

Continuation of tonal harmony form and analysis. Ought to be taken with MUSC 182. Prerequisite: MUSC 171 or divisional approval.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: MUSC 171 or divisional approval

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

MUSC 181, SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING I 1 (3)

Competency-based, supervised drill in the vocal mastery of scales, modes, intervals, broken chords, melodies, rhythms, meter, tempo, modulation. Computer-based education programs in ear training and error detection (A special fee will be assessed). Ought to be taken concurrently with MUSC 171.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: MUSC 153 or divisional approval

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

MUSC 182, SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING II 1 (3)

A continuation of Sight-Singing and Ear Training I. (A special fee will be assessed.) Ought to be taken concurrently with MUSC 172.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: MUSC 181. Should be taken concurrently with MUSC 172

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

MUSC 251G, MUSIC HISTORY I 3 (3)

Sequential. Familiarization of the student with a large body of musical material from all branches of musical writing; vocal, instrumental, symphonic and choral literature. Special attention given to style, form and structural procedures of principal composers. Historical survey from early music through the 18th century.

General Education: IN1, IN2

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Divisional approval; Concurrent: ENGL 161

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

MUSC 252G, MUSIC HISTORY II 3 (3)

Sequential. Historical survey of music literature from the Middle 18th century through the 20th century; from Classicism to Minimalism.

General Education: IN1, IN2

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: MUSC 251 or divisional approval; Concurrent: ENGL 161

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

MUSC 261G, MUSIC APPRECIATION 3 (3)

A general survey of music and its composers, with extensive listening in order to develop intelligent understanding and appreciation of the world's great music. Humanities Core Course.

General Education: IN1

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 262G, MUSIC AS A WORLD PHENOMENON 3 (3)

A general survey of music of the world's cultures focusing on the music of jazz musicians, popular musicians, traditional and folk musicians, Native Americans, Africans, African-Americans, peasant cultures of Eastern Europe, Japanese, Indians, Indonesians, Latin Americans, Chinese, and other related cultures. This course is open to all students.

General Education: IN3

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 271, MUSIC THEORY III 3 (4)

Introduction to chromatic tonal harmony, form, and analysis. Ought to be taken with MUSC 281.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: MUSC 172 or divisional approval

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

MUSC 272, MUSIC THEORY IV 3 (4)

Concentration on advanced aspects of tonal harmony, form, analysis, and 20th century non-tonal developments. Ought to be taken concurrently with MUSC 282. (IN1)

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: MUSC 271 or divisional approval

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

MUSC 273, CRAFT OF COMPOSITION 3 (3)

This course will address in a general sense various approaches to musical composition. Through specific exercises, students will gain a grasp of different aspects of musical creativity with the goal of becoming more literate and comfortable with a variety of musical styles in a hands-on manner. It is primarily for non-majors but open to students who want to explore their creativity through music. Repeatable indefinitely.

General Education: IN1, IN2

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Divisional approval

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

MUSC 274G, BLACK CLASSICAL COMPOSERS IN AMERICA 3 (3)

This course will address the varied socio musical experiences of Black American Classical composers. Discussions will cover the degree to which music by these composers has found its way into the "canon" or "standard repertoire" of concert performance. In a larger context, we will investigate the issue of Black self definition.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN2, IN3

Typically Offered: Not offered this year

MUSC 281, SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING III 1 (2)

A continuation of Sight Singing and Ear Training II. Ought to be taken concurrently with MUSC 271.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: MUSC 182 or divisional approval

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

MUSC 282, SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING IV 1 (2)

A continuation of Sight Singing and Ear Training III. Ought to be taken concurrently with MUSC 272. (IN1)

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: MUSC 281 or divisional approval

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

MUSC 299, INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN MUSIC 1-2 (1)

An in-depth study of specialized concepts or skills in music tailored to individual student need and interest. Topics will vary each semester. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours. Prerequisite: Second-year standing and divisional approval.

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval

Typically Offered: Offer as required