Music (MUS)

MUS 100  Recital Forum  (0)  

A weekly class of student performances and forums presented by faculty and guest lecturers-performers. (Required each semester for Music majors.)

MUS 101  Class Piano - Beginners  (1)  

Beginning piano for those with no previous keyboard experience, using the electronic piano lab. Designed to develop music skills through correlation of music fundamentals with beginning piano literature, including folk songs, holiday songs, easy classics, and blues.

MUS 102  Class Piano - Proficiency  (1)  

Designed to improve the keyboard proficiency of the music major, this class emphasizes sight reading and functional skills. The student will learn to harmonize a simple melody, learn accompaniment patterns, read four-part hymns, and play all major and minor scales and arpeggios. Two semesters are required for Music Majors. Must begin the sequence in the Fall.

MUS 103  Class Voice  (1)  

Primarily for the beginning student who wishes to pursue singing for personal improvement and/or the teaching of singing in the classroom. Prerequisite: Audition with the instructor.

MUS 104  Class Guitar  (1)  

Group guitar instruction for those beginning the instrument and/or interested in using the guitar as a teaching aid.

MUS 111  Piano  (1,2)  

Piano Private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 112  Organ  (1,2)  

Organ private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 113  Harpsichord  (1,2)  

Harpsichord private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 114  Voice  (1,2)  

Voice private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 115  Violin  (1,2)  

Violin private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 116  Viola  (1,2)  

Viola private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 117  Cello  (1,2)  

Cello private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 118  Double Bass  (1,2)  

Double Bass private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 119  Percussion  (1,2)  

Percussion private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 120  Flute  (1,2)  

Flute private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 121  Oboe  (1,2)  

Oboe private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 122  Clarinet  (1,2)  

Clarinet private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 123  Bassoon  (1,2)  

Bassoon private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 124  Saxophone  (1,2)  

Saxophone private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lesson have fees.

MUS 125  Trumpet  (1,2)  

Trumpet private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 126  French Horn  (1,2)  

French Horn private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 127  Trombone  (1,2)  

Trombone private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 128  Baritone Horn  (1,2)  

Baritone Horn private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 129  Tuba  (1,2)  

Tuba private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 130  Harp  (1,2)  

Harp private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 131  Guitar  (1,2)  

Guitar private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 150  Voices in Time: A Critical Thinking Seminar  (3)  

As musicians ourselves and passionate listeners, many of us acknowledge a love for music and an appreciation of its power to move us emotionally. But what does it mean to really know a piece of music? This course will examine ways of knowing and understanding the art of music, in this case, music created or interpreted by women. We will consider the genesis and creation of a work, the historical/political climate in which it was created, the personal story of the composer or personal artist at the center of the work, the reception of the work and its influence on society; all facets of a critical understanding at the center of an informed reading or performance. In this way, the course will examine the contributions women have made to the field of human knowledge and art by composing and performing music. This course will also serve as a Critical Thinking Seminar. As such, we will focus on sharpening skills in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference and explanation. An introduction to the problem of searching out and utilizing appropriate resource materials will be a further component of the course. Though there will be a component of classroom performance, no previous experience or training is necessary.

MUS 164  Creating Music: Introductory Music Composition  (3)  

This will be a project-based class in which students create five pieces using a different musical basis for each one: motives, structure, chords, process, and gestures. A limited number of very clear musical models will be studied for each project, and appropriate musical skills will be developed as needed in order to imagine, notate, and perform each project. Students will gain basic functionality in traditional, digital, and pictorial notation, a working knowledge of Finale and GarageBand software, skills in music performance, and experience articulating and writing about their musical intentions and results. The class can accommodate students with little or no background in music as well as more experienced students and music majors. The skills learned will be particularly useful to those interested in sound design in theatre, arts collaborators, dancers, teachers, music composers, and those who would like to understand music from the vantage point of the creator. The course counts toward the Music Minor.

MUS 181  Theory I: Fundamentals of Music  (3)  

Theory 1 is for students at the beginning of their theory studies - those with an incomplete grasp of the fundamentals of music. It is a study of the organizational principles inherent in pitch and rhythm, with an emphasis on the notation and analysis of these in written symbols. Both conceptual understanding and facility in use are developed in such areas as clefs, octave designation, intervals, triads, inversion, tonality, transposition, harmonic motion and harmonization, motives, and simple form. Elementary singing, piano, and conducting skills are developed in order to strengthen understanding of the principles of music. Theory 1 is required for the music major and minor.

MUS 182  Theory II: Diatonic Materials  (3)  

Deals primarily with diatonic materials in the common practice period (1600–1900), emphasizing part writing, analysis, and composition within that framework. Form at the phrase level is studied. Prerequisite: MUS 181 or consent of instructor.

MUS 182L  Theory II Lab  (1)  

Aural skills including singing, hearing, and listening analyses. Specific assignments in Practica Musica (software) will be made on a weekly basis. Corequisite: MUS 182.

MUS 190  Special Topics  (1-3)  
MUS 201  Collegiate Choir  (1)  

A women’s choir that performs primarily on campus. Goals include developing excellent individual and group tone quality, working toward clear and proper diction, and strengthening aural and music reading abilities. Performs quality women’s repertoire, both sacred and secular, in 2 to 4 parts. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 202  Chamber Music Experience  (1)  

Instrumental/vocal ensemble open by audition to students from Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame. Performances may include readings of student compositions. Fulfills the chamber music requirement for music majors. (Offered as needed.)

MUS 203  Women's Choir  (1)  

The College’s select women’s ensemble. Performs music of all periods with an emphasis on new music. Regularly commissions and records new works. National concert tours every other year. Regular performances with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Hosts the annual High School Women’s Choir Festival. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 204  Opera Workshop  (1)  

Preparation for operatic scene recitals and full productions. Open by audition to all students of Saint Mary’s College and Notre Dame. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 205  Madrigal Singers  (1)  

Small vocal ensemble open by audition to members of the Women’s Choir. Presents annual Christmas Madrigal Dinners. Fulfills the chamber music requirement for music majors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 206  String Ensemble  (1)  

String Ensemble is a non-auditioned string (winds and percussion will be allowed when appropriate) ensemble open to all members of the college community. The course includes the study and performance of significant string literature. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 207  Concert Band  (1)  

Concert band is a nonauditioned instrumental ensemble open to all members of the college community. The course includes the study and performance of significant concert band literature. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 208  Vocal Coaching  (1)  

For singers and accompanists preparing degree recital, or major opera/musical theatre role.

MUS 209  Digital Media in Music  (3)  

Students will increase their knowledge of how current digital media interacts with the field of music, and in particular will develop their digital skills in music notation, digital audio/sequencing, and video recording/editing, supported by hands-on projects, presentations, and field trips. The course is intended for all music majors, both Music Ed. and BA. Two units will allow individualized focus on topics most relevant to each student’s interests and career goals, including specialized software, computer-assisted instruction and online courses, and website design. The Indiana P–12 Developmental Standards and the ISTE.NETS (International Society for Technology in Education National Educational Technology Standards for Students) performance indicators will provide the basis for Music Education majors to evaluate software, online resources, and digital sharing and communication, as well as for the design of all individual projects. Required for all music majors. Fulfills the EDUC 220 requirement for Music Education Majors. Prerequisite MUS 181.

MUS 210  Bell Ensemble  (1)  

A bell ensemble that provides music for campus liturgies and music department activities.

MUS 211  Piano  (1,2)  

Piano private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 212  Organ  (1-2)  

Organ private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 213  Harpsichord  (1-2)  

Harpsichord private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 214  Voice  (1,2)  

Voice private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 215  Violin  (1,2)  

Violin private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 216  Viola  (1-2)  

Viola private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 217  Cello  (1,2)  

Cello private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 218  Double Bass  (1,2)  

Double Bass private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 219  Percussion  (1,2)  

Percussion private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 220  Flute  (1,2)  

Flute private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 221  Oboe  (1,2)  

Oboe private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 222  Clarinet  (1,2)  

Clarinet private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 223  Bassoon  (1,2)  

Bassoon private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 224  Saxophone  (1,2)  

Saxophone private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 225  Trumpet  (1,2)  

Trumpet private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 226  French Horn  (1,2)  

French Horn private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 227  Trombone  (1,2)  

Trombone private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 228  Baritone Horn  (1,2)  

Baritone Horn private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 229  Tuba  (1,2)  

Tuba private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 230  Harp  (1,2)  

Harp private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 231  Guitar  (1,2)  

Guitar private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 241  Music Appreciation  (3)  

Survey and study of forms and styles of music literature from early music to the 20th century; listening is emphasized.

MUS 242  American Popular Music  (3)  

A study of popular musics in America from around 1840 to the present day, including popular song, blues, jazz, rock ’n roll, and folk song. Approach is both from a historical viewpoint, placing this music in a broad cultural context, and an exploration of the aesthetic qualities of the various styles. Listening is emphasized.

MUS 243  Latin American and Latino Popular Music  (3)  

The term Popular Music in Latin-America describes several dozen different musical styles originated or related to Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latino Population in the US. This course is an introduction to Latin American popular music through a survey that will provide a broad and comprehensive panorama on these styles. We will talk about the main composers and performers, geographical location, history as well as cultural and sociopolitical backgrounds of each style. In addition to that we will address lyrics and musical characteristics such as instrumentation and rhythmic patterns of selected musical examples to shape our understanding of the music. Students from all disciplines may take the course. No prior knowledge of music, Spanish or Portuguese is required.

MUS 244  History of Rock ‘n’ Roll  (3)  

A survey of the development of Rock ‘n’ Roll music, its major figures, and interaction with society, culture, technology, and business.

MUS 250  Vocal Techniques  (2)  

Studies in vocal physiology, tone production, diction, and related materials designed to develop teaching of singing and performance skills in the classroom. Includes study of teaching techniques for grades 6-8, including the male changing voice. Designed for music education majors, but open to all students; music reading, however, is essential.

MUS 251  Woodwind Techniques  (2)  

Studies in the instruments, fingerings, tone production, materials, and pedagogy for woodwind instruments. Focus on teaching the beginning instrumentalist. Designed for music education majors, but open to all students; music reading, however, is essential.

MUS 252  String Techniques  (2)  

Studies in the instruments, fingerings, tone production, materials, and pedagogy for stringed instruments. Focus on teaching the beginning instrumentalist. Designed for music education majors, but open to all students; music reading, however, is essential.

MUS 254  Brass Techniques  (2)  

Studies in the instruments, fingerings, tone production, materials, and pedagogy for brass instruments. Focus on teaching the beginning instrumentalist. Designed for music education majors but open to all students; music reading, however, is essential.

MUS 255  Percussion Techniques  (2)  

Studies in techniques and pedagogy of concert band percussion instruments: snare drum, keyboard percussion, timpani, and auxiliary percussion. Focus on teaching the beginning instrumentalist. Designed for music education majors but open to all students; music reading, however, is essential.

MUS 260  Introduction to Musical Acoustics  (3)  

This course will cover physical phenomena in sound production, propagation, and perception, and it will include the standard terminology and fundamentals of the physics of sound. Specific topics include waves and vibrations, perception and measurement of sound, and the acoustics of musical instruments, speech and singing. The course will provide the scientific foundation for more specialized courses such as speech & hearing and music theory, but it will also have interdisciplinary components, and students will be guided to make connections to their own areas of specialty and interest.

MUS 264  Beginning Composition Class  (2)  

Introduction to original composition. All work will be completed in class under careful supervision of the instructor and with frequent readings by class members. Each of three to four projects focuses on aspects of music other than pitch organization: speaking piece, unpitched percussion piece, graphic notation/improvisation piece. Finale computer notation is introduced in the first project and used extensively throughout the course. Most compositions will be performed on department recitals. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: MUS 181.

MUS 271  Music History I: Antiquity–1750  (3)  

A survey of art music in Western civilization from the Greeks through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Prerequisite: MUS 182 or permission of instructor.

MUS 272  Music History II: 1750–Present  (3)  

A survey of the major developments in the history of Western Classical music from the Enlightenment to the present. The course will consider the cultural and social resonances of the repertories in question. Through written assignments and in-class discussions we will explore the intersections of the music and aesthetics, politics, and gender. Prerequisite: MUS 182 or permission of instructor.

MUS 275  Global Music  (3)  

An investigation of the interrelationship between music, culture, and society as represented in musical case studies from across the globe. Case studies will explore how music relates to topics including: religion, social organization, politics, diaspora,transnationalism, globalization, gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. An ethnographic field project will be required of each student.

MUS 281  Theory III: Chromatic Materials  (3)  

Deals primarily with chromatic materials in the common practice period (1600-1900), emphasizing part writing, analysis, and composition within that framework. Also included are standard tonal forms and a first experience in presenting an analysis. Prerequisite: MUS 182.

MUS 281L  Theory III Lab  (1)  

Aural skills related to issues in Theory III: singing, hearing, listening analyses, chord progressions involving secondary functions and modulation, and score reading. Specific assignments in Practica Musica (software) will be made on a weekly basis. Corequisite: MUS 281.

MUS 282  Theory IV: 20th Century Materials; Form Analysis  (3)  

Theory IV develops analytical and compositional skills appropriate for understanding late 19th century music, in which tonality is stretched and broken down, and subsequent “post-tonal” developments in the 20th and 21st century. Guided practice in analysis applications to music from a variety of musical periods will serve to synthesize and focus skills and concepts learned throughout the theory sequence, and will develop the students’ ability to formulate and solve problems of analysis that arise in music not previously encountered.

MUS 282L  Theory IV Lab  (1)  

Aural skills related to issues in Theory IV: performance and hearing exercises that incorporate pitch and rhythmic material from the 20th century, and the consolidation of tonal hearing. Specific assignments in Practica Musica (software) will be made on a weekly basis. Corequisite: MUS 282.

MUS 290  Special Topics  (2,3)  

Subjects not in the regular curriculum will be offered from time to time under this title. May be repeated with different emphasis.

MUS 311  Piano  (1,2)  

Piano private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 312  Organ  (1-2)  

Organ private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 313  Harpsichord  (1-2)  

Harpsichord private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 314  Voice  (1,2)  

Voice private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 315  Violin  (1-2)  

Violin private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 316  Viola  (1-2)  

Viola private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 317  Cello  (1-2)  

Cello private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 318  Double Bass  (1,2)  

Double Bass private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 319  Percussion  (1,2)  

Percussion private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 320  Flute  (1,2)  

Flute private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 321  Oboe  (1,2)  

Oboe private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 322  Clarinet  (1,2)  

Clarinet private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 323  Bassoon  (1,2)  

Bassoon private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 324  Saxophone  (1,2)  

Saxophone private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 325  Trumpet  (1,2)  

Trumpet private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 326  French Horn  (1,2)  

French Horn private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 327  Trombone  (1,2)  

Trombone private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 328  Baritone Horn  (1,2)  

Baritone Horn private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 329  Tuba  (1,2)  

Tuba private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 330  Harp  (1,2)  

Harp private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 331  Guitar  (1,2)  

Guitar private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 351  Elementary Music Methods  (2)  

Teaching methods and materials for music education in grades P–8 with an emphasis on Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze techniques, focusing on approaches to a general music curriculum. Open only to music education majors and elementary education majors with instructor approval.

MUS 362  Orchestration/Arranging  (2)  

Units on instrumentation and choral and instrumental arranging. Extensive use of computer notation and playback and substantial time in the computer lab outside of class. Most projects are read by department ensembles, and attendance at some evening rehearsals is required. Prerequisite: MUS 282.

MUS 364  Intermediate Composition Class  (2)  

A continuation of work begun in the first semester class but with increased emphasis on pitch organization. Three projects deal with limited pitch sets, counterpoint, contrast, and idiomatic writing for selected instruments: the counterpoint/ contrast project, the five-note project, the student generated project. Finale computer notation is used extensively. Much of the work is completed in class, but there will be more independent work than in Beginning Composition. Most compositions will be performed in department recitals. Prerequisite: MUS 264 or permission of instructor.

MUS 365  Conducting I  (2)  

A study of basic conducting gestures, patterns, and concepts. Prerequisite: MUS 282.

MUS 366  Conducting II  (2)  

Conducting techniques as applied to choral and instrumental ensembles. Emphasis on score preparation. Prerequisite: MUS 365.

MUS 411  Piano  (1,2)  

Piano private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 412  Organ  (1-2)  

Organ private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 413  Harpsichord  (1-2)  

Harpsichord private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 414  Voice  (1,2)  

Voice private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 415  Violin  (1-2)  

Violin private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 416  Viola  (1-2)  

Viola private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 417  Cello  (1-2)  

Cello private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 418  Double Bass  (1,2)  

Double Bass private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 419  Percussion  (1,2)  

Percussion private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 420  Flute  (1,2)  

Flute private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 421  Oboe  (1,2)  

Oboe private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 422  Clarinet  (1,2)  

Clarinet private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 423  Bassoon  (1,2)  

Bassoon private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Each private music lesson has fees.

MUS 424  Saxophone  (1,2)  

Saxophone private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 425  Trumpet  (1,2)  

Trumpet private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 426  French Horn  (1,2)  

French Horn private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 427  Trombone  (1,2)  

Trombone private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 428  Baritone Horn  (1,2)  

Baritone Horn private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 429  Tuba  (1,2)  

Tuba private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 430  Harp  (1,2)  

Harp private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 431  Guitar  (1,2)  

Guitar private lessons. Prerequisite for all 2-credit private lessons:Music major or Permission of instructor. There are 50-minute private lesson each week or 30-minute private lesson each week. Private music lessons have fees.

MUS 453  Secondary Music Methods  (2)  

Teaching methods and materials for music education in grades 6–12, with an emphasis on performing ensembles, including the problems of the male changing voice and beginning instrumentalists. Open to music education majors only.

MUS 464  Composition Lessons  (1-3)  

Individual study of composition in a private lesson format. Projects are planned in consultation with the instructor, based on the student’s interests, goals, and abilities, as well as the number of credit hours selected. Prerequisite: MUS 364 and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 490  Special Topics in Music  (1-3)  

Subjects not in the regular curriculum will be offered from time to time under this title. May be repeated with different emphasis.

MUS 495  Senior Seminar in Music  (2)  

This required seminar course for senior music majors prepares students for their comprehensive research project in music. Through class sessions and one-on-one meetings, the course guides students in finding a topic and appropriate sources, pursuing independent research and preparing a capstone presentation. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: MUS 282, and 282L, or permission of instructor.

MUS 497  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Independent study conducted under the supervision of a faculty member with the approval of the department chair. May be repeated.