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Music - MUS Undergraduate Courses

Courses (MUS)


PREBACCALAUREATE


11. Music Forum (1)
Documented attendance at minimum of 10 concerts and departmental forum events during term. Units not counted toward degree totals. Not taken the same term as MUS 210A or B or MUS 423.
Credit/No Credit grading only. Required each semester in residence to a maximum of five units in different semesters.

 

LOWER DIVISION


100. Major Performance Organization (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (3-5 hrs reh.)
A. Concert Band
B. Symphonic Band
C. Wind Symphony
E. Forty-Niner Chorus
F. University Choir
G. Chamber Choir
J. Symphony Orchestra
K. Performance

 

119. Group Piano for the Non-Major (1)
Beginning level repertoire and technical exercises for dexterity emphasized. Simple chord progressions and basic improvisational skills taught. Knowledge of reading music preferred but not required.
May be repeated to maximum of 2 units. (2 hrs lab)

 

120A-B. Class Piano (1,1)
Technique, tone production, rhythm, sight-reading, interpretation and keyboard facility.
(2 hrs lab)

 

122A-B. Class Voice (1-1)
Fundamental techniques of singing, tone production, voice placement, breathing, diction, repertoire, and song interpretation.
(2 hrs lab)

 

125. Instrumental Methods (1)
Class instruction in applied music and technology. Limited to music majors and minors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hrs lab)
A. Single Reeds/Flute
B. Double Reeds
C. Brass
D. Percussion
E. Strings
F. Guitar
R. Basic Musical Instrument Repair
T. Music Technology

 

129. Individual Instruction for Music Majors (1)
Open to music majors only. Private lessons in major performance medium. Application must be made to Chair of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration subject to departmental approval.
May be repeated to maximum of 4 units.
A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone

 

130. Opera (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Performance of excerpts and complete works for lyric theatre; solo and ensemble coaching; intensive language and diction training; preparation and performance of entire role in original language; additional areas include stage management, scheduling, costuming, set construction.
(3 hrs or more lab)

 

131. Music Theater (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Performance of musical theater works and operas. Additional areas include stage management, scheduling, costuming, and set construction.
May be repeated to maximum of 4 units, only 2 of which may count toward degree. (2 hrs reh.)

 

140. Basic Music Theory (2)
Notation and reading of music. Written, aural and performance experience with scales, intervals, chords, and melodies. Provides essential background for more advanced courses in music theory.
Course fee required. Credit/No Credit grading only.

 

141A. Musicianship I (2)
Corequisite: MUS 142A.
Study of basic skills in music reading, ear training, sight-singing, melodic and harmonic dictation. Computer assisted instruction is available.
Course fee required.

 

141B. Musicianship II (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 141A or satisfactory score on theory placement test. Corequisite: MUS 142B.
Study of skills in music reading, ear training, sight-singing, and melodic and harmonic dictation through modulation and chromatic harmony. Computer assisted instruction is available.
Course fee required.

 

142A. Harmony I (3)
Corequisite: MUS 141A.
Beginning principles of part-writing, to include modal counterpoint, concepts of chord progression, chord prolongation, and analysis in diatonic and chromatic tonal music.

 

142B. Harmony II (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 141A & 142A or satisfactory score in theory placement test. Corequisite: MUS 141B.
Principles of part-writing, to include modal counterpoint, concepts of chord progression, chord prolongation, and analysis in diatonic and chromatic tonal music.

 

160. History of Music: Baroque/Classic (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 190.
Chronological survey of music and musical styles from 1600 to 1750 with selected readings, recordings, and scores for in-depth study. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to others who can read music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

180. Exploring Music (3)
Fundamentals of music and essentials of music listening. Basic performance skills in singing and playing music. Not open for credit to music majors.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

190. Listener’s Approach to Music (3)
Prerequisites or corequisites: ENGL 100 or another General Education Foundation course.
Non-technical course open to all students. Materials, forms and styles of music with extensive listening.

 

200. Chamber Music (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (2 hrs or more rehearsal)
A. Brass Ensemble
B. New Music Ensemble
C. String Ensemble
D. University String Quartet
E. University Wind Quintet
F. University Brass Quintet
G. Piano Ensemble
H. Vocal Jazz Ensemble II
J. Jazz Combos
K. Performance
L. Brass Chamber Music
M. Percussion Ensemble
N. Steel Drum Orchestra
O. Woodwind Chamber Music
P. String Chamber Music
Q. Women’s Chorus
R. Collegium-Vocal
S. Collegium-Instrumental
T. Saxophone Ensemble
U. Directed Accompanying
V. Studio Orchestra
X. World Percussion Group
Y. World/Traditional Music Performance
Z. University Percussion Quartet

 

201. Jazz Ensemble (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated for maximum of 8 units with different topics in same semester. (3 hours or more rehearsal)
A. Jazz Ensemble I
B. Jazz Ensemble II
D. Vocal Jazz Ensemble I

 

210A. Writing About Music (1)
Basics of research and writing skills unique to the study of music. Includes introduction to music library resources, internet research and music criticism.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

 

210B. Introduction to Basic Music Technology (1)
Introduction to basic music technology including files types, compression, digital audio, recording, sequencers, and notation programs.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

 

220A-B. Class Piano (1-1)
Continuation of 120A-B.
(2 hours laboratory.)

 

221A. Class Jazz Piano I (1)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of departmental keyboard proficiency exam.
Basic jazz keyboard skills including realization of jazz harmony and progressions with idiomatic chord voicings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lab)

 

221B. Class Jazz Piano II (1)
Prerequisite: MUS 221A or consent of instructor.
Advanced Keyboard realization of jazz harmony, performing idiomatic chord voicings and chord progressions performed with metronome and by memory.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lab)

 

224. Orchestral Literature: Performance and Styles (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.
Performance of standard orchestral repertoire in instrumental sectional for Brass and/or Woodwinds or Strings.
Letter grade only (A-F). Repeatable to 8 units in different semesters. (2 hrs. rehearsal)

 

229. Individual Instruction for the Music Major (2)
Open to performance majors only.
Private lessons in major performance medium. Application must be made to Chair of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration subject to departmental approval.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units.
A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone

 

240. Advanced Musicianship (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 141B and 142B or satisfactory score on theory placement test.
Study of advanced skills in ear training and sight singing.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee $15.00.

 

241. Counterpoint (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 141B and 142B.
Analysis and writing of canons, two-part inventions, and fugues.

 

244A. Composition Workshop I (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 142A and consent of instructor.
Survey of contemporary techniques in composition, music notation and contemporary literature. Short compositions in workshop setting for beginning composers.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

244B. Composition Workshop II (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 244A and consent of instructor.
Survey of contemporary techniques in composition, music notation and contemporary literature. Short compositions in workshop setting for beginning composers.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

271. Improvisation Techniques I (2)
Basic techniques in improvisation, beginning with simple question and answer phrases and progressing to extended solos. Detailed and applied knowledge of chord progressions.
(1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)

 

273A. Diction for Singers (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Focus on IPA, International Phonetic Alphabet, and its application in English and Italian. Repertoire focuses on correct pronunciation of art song, choral repertoire, and opera arias.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

273B. French Diction for Singers (1)
Prerequisite: MUS 273A.
Focus on mastering application of International Phonetic Alphabet with phonetic transliteration skills to French language. Content focuses on correct pronunciation of art songs, choral repertoire, and opera arias.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

273C. German Diction for Singers (1)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A.
Focus on mastering application of International Phonetic Alphabet with phonetic transliteration skills to German language. Content focuses on correct pronunciation of art song, choral repertoire, and opera aria.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

277. Keyboard Skills (2)
Open to Music majors only.
Development of basic technical skills at the piano, including sight-reading, harmonization at the keyboard, chord and scale identification, score analysis, and beginning ensemble playing.
Not open for credit to students with credit in MUS 277A.

 

290. Popular Music in America (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Artistic and socio-economic influences on popular music in America from 1840 to present. Special consideration of impact on “pop” music of various cultures and ethnic groups within U.S.

 

UPPER DIVISION


300. Major Performance Organization (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (3-5 hrs reh.)
A. Concert Band
B. Symphonic Band
C. Wind Symphony
E. Forty-Niner Chorus
F. University Choir
G. Chamber Choir
J. Symphony Orchestra
K. Performance

 

323. Junior Recital (1)
Prerequisite: MUS 241.
Recital of standard literature for solo instrument or voice in performance option of Bachelor of Music degree. Enrollment restricted to music majors passing departmental qualifying examination.

 

326. Conducting (2)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to principles and techniques of conducting and ensemble organization. Study and interpretation of instrumental and choral repertoire using class as laboratory ensemble.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab).

 

327. Choral Organization and Rehearsal Techniques (2)
Rehearsal techniques for the choral musician as well as study of audition techniques, choral tone development, diction, and score preparation as well as organization and management of choral programs.

 

329. Individual Instruction for Music Majors (1)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of departmental Upper Division Screening Exam on applied instrument or voice.
Open to music majors only. Private lessons in major performance medium. Application must be made to chair of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration subject to departmental approval.
May be repeated to maximum of 10 units.
A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone
W. Conducting
X. Composition
Y. Jazz Writing/Arranging

 

330. Opera (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Performance of excerpts and complete works for lyric theatre: solo and ensemble coaching; intensive language and diction training; preparation and performance of entire role in original language; additional areas include stage management, scheduling, costuming, set construction.
May be repeated to maximum of 4 units, only 2 of which may count toward degree. (3 hrs or more reh.)

 

331. Music Theater (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Performance of musical theater works and operas. Additional areas include stage management, scheduling, costuming, and set construction.
May be repeated to maximum of 4 units, only 2 of which may count toward degree. (2 hrs reh.)

 

332. Opera Coaching (1)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: MUS 330.
One-on-one and small group coaching for opera majors.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (3-5 hrs reh.)

 

341. Musical Form and Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 241 or consent of instructor.
Intensive analysis of the historical development of form in tonal music from the early Baroque through the early 20th century.

 

342. Materials of Modern Music (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 341.
Continuation of intensive analysis of representative compositions of 20th Century with emphasis on writing in selected 20th Century styles.

 

344. Composition (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 244A-B; Corequisite MUS 329X.
Further exploration of contemporary techniques in composition, music aesthetics and contemporary literature.
Not open for credit to students with credit in MUS 344A. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

360. History of Music: Medieval/Renaissance (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 190.
Chronological survey of music and musical readings, recordings, and scores for in-depth study. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to others who read music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

363I. Music and the Visual Arts (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing, and one of following courses: MUS 190 or ART 110.
Explores interrelationships between visual arts and music in Western culture by comparing artistic methodologies employed by important visual artists to those employed by important composers of art music from 18th through 20th Centuries.

 

364I. Music and the Temporal Arts (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing, and one of following courses: MUS 190, DANC 110, THEA 122, or ENGL 180.
Study of interrelationships of temporal arts (works of poets, writers, choreographers, and playwrights) and music of important composers of 18th through 20th Centuries.

 

370. Introduction to Music Technology (3)
Introduction to principles of sound recording, sound production, sound reinforcement, MIDI, and electronic music.

 

371. Improvisation Techniques II (2)
Continuation of MUS 271.
(1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)

 

372A. Jazz Theory I (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 142B or consent of instructor.
Jazz notation, chord progressions, chord voicing, voice-leading, jazz harmonization, chord-scale relationships, functional and non-functional harmony, jazz rhythm and form.
Not open for credit to students with credit in MUS 372. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

372B. Jazz Theory II (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 372A or consent of instructor.
Analysis of music by jazz masters such as Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Mintzer, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and John Coltrane. Includes introduction to many great improvisers through analysis and performance of solo transcription and composition in representative styles.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

374. History of Music: Nineteenth/Twentieth Centuries (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 190, 160 or consent of instructor.
Chronological survey of music and musical styles from 1800 to present, with selected readings, recordings, and scores for in-depth study. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to others who read music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

382A. Instrumental Ensemble Lab (3)
Prerequisite: Three instrumental methods courses from MUS 125 series.
Examination of organizational procedures for beginning/intermediate band and instructional techniques relating to Grade I-II music literature, investigation of contemporary music methodologies, and experience conducting ensemble class sessions. Performance on secondary instruments is required.

 

382B. Beginning Jazz Ensemble Lab (1)
Examination of organizational and instructional techniques relating to beginning jazz ensemble performance, as well as performance on secondary instruments and conducting ensemble class sessions.
(2 hrs lab)

 

385. Children’s Music (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 180.
Introduction to general, vocal, and instrumental musical experiences appropriate for children in grades K-6. Includes participation in singing/listening activities and experience using simple melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic instruments appropriate to age/development of children. Intended for Liberal Studies majors. Others by consent of instructor.

 

386. Introduction to Music Education (3)
Prerequisite/Corequisite: Music major and permission of instructor.
Provides philosophical and pedagogical theory required for design and execution of appropriate music instructional programs at general classroom, middle school, and secondary levels. Includes MIDI, sequencing, and tutorial/managerial software in music classroom/rehearsal setting.
Not open for credit to students with credit in MUS 286. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

393. Jazz, An American Music (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of 13 unit General Education Foundation requirement and upper division standing.
Course presents development of various musical styles, forms, improvisations, significant musical concepts and major figures in past, present and future of jazz, an American music.

 

400. Chamber Music (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (2 hrs rehearsal)
A. Brass Ensemble
B. New Music Ensemble
C. String Ensemble
D. University String Quartet
E. University Wind Quintet
F. University Brass Quintet
G. Piano Ensemble
H. Vocal Jazz Ensemble II
J. Jazz Combos
K. Performance
L. Brass Chamber Music
M. Percussion Ensemble
N. Steel Drum Orchestra
O. Woodwind Chamber Music
P. String Chamber Music
Q. Women’s Chorus
R. Collegium-Vocal
S. Collegium-Instrumental
T. Saxophone Ensemble
U. Directed Accompaning
V. Studio Orchestra
X. World Percussion Group
Y. World/Traditional Music Performance
Z. University Percussion Quartet

 

401. Jazz Ensemble (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated for maximum of 8 units with different topics in same semester. (3 hours or more rehearsal)
A. Jazz Ensemble I
B. Jazz Ensemble II
D. Vocal Jazz Ensemble I

 

411./511. Film Scoring (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 372, 474, or consent of instructor.
Review development of various musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts and problems in creating music for films. Includes film mechanics and emotional and psychological requirements of music underscoring. Students create original music for film cues.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

 

414./514. Techniques for the Jazz Vocalist (2)
Basic stylistic requirements for solo singing in the jazz idiom. Includes analysis of established jazz singers and styles, vocal production for a jazz sound, microphone technique, repertoire, transposition, and lyric interpretation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

415./515. Advanced Concepts in Jazz Theory (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 372, 393, 474, or consent of instructor.
Reviews development of musical styles, forms, genres, significant musical concepts and problems. Theoretical work emphasizes detailed study of harmony, form, idioms, combination of idioms, and use of experimental materials. Study will include detailed analysis of major modern jazz artists.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

416./516. Jazz Pedagogy (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 271 or consent of instructor.
Organization and management of school jazz programs, addressing rehearsal techniques, improvisation, repertoire, and conducting.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

417./517. Business of Music (2)
Overview of business and artistic process of music industry. Includes popular music, music and media, operation of retail music stores, and film, theatrical, and concert music. Also includes recent changes in digital recording, broadcasting technology, copyright laws, and legal issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

419./519. Choral Master Class (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Advanced conducting laboratory with emphasis on advanced conducting, vocal, and rehearsal techniques as well as performance practices.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 4 units.

 

422./522. Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 326 and 327 or consent of instructor.
Choral technique, style, and interpretation; choral schools and composers since 16th century; contemporary secular and sacred choral compositions. Class used as laboratory group.
(1 hr lec, 2 hr lab)

 

423A. Senior Recital (1)
Prerequisites: MUS 341, 342. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 329 or 429.
Individual recital of standard literature for solo instrument or voice. Enrollment restricted to Music majors passing departmental qualifying examination.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

423B. Senior Composition Recital (1)
Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
Individual recital of original music written during composition studies while in program. Enrollment restricted to Bachelor of Music composition majors passing departmental qualifying examination.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

423C. Senior Thesis (1)
Prerequisites: MUS 360, 374, 496 and consent of Director of Music History.
In-depth research paper representing systematic study of significant problem, style, or repertory. Finished product must show thorough command of relevant literature, critical thinking and writing, and original approach. Proposal (outline, abstract, and bibliography) must be submitted for topic approval.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

423D. Senior Project (1)
Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
Final project or internship with music or arts organization subject to approval of supervising faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

424. Orchestral Literature: Performance and Styles (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.
Performance of standard orchestral repertoire in instrumental sectional for Brass and/or Woodwinds or Strings.
Letter grade only (A-F). Repeatable to 8 units in different semesters. (2 hrs. rehearsal)

 

425./525. Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 326 or consent of instructor.
Principles and techniques of instrumental conducting and organization. Study and interpretation of instrumental literature using class laboratory.
(1 hr lec. 2 hrs lab)

 

426./526. Vocal Development (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Theory and techniques of teaching voice.

 

*427. Piano Pedagogy (3)
Study of philosophies, psychology, and piano teaching methods for children, as well as intermediate and advanced level students.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

 

*428. Seminar in Musical Styles (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 160, 341, 360, 374.
Study development of musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts and problems. For Music majors only.

 

429. Individual Instruction for Music Majors (2)
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Departmental Upper Division Screening Exam on applied instrument or voice.
Private lessons in major performance medium. Application must be made to chair of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration is subject to departmental approval.
May be repeated to maximum of 10 units.
A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone
W. Conducting
X. Composition

 

434A./534A. German Song Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, C.
Preparation of German song literature for performance, with coaching in language, musical styles, and vocal and accompanying techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).434A./534A. German Song Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, C.
Preparation of German song literature for performance, with coaching in language, musical styles, and vocal and accompanying techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

434B./534B. French Song Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, B.
Preparation of French song literature for performance, with coaching in language, musical styles, and vocal and accompanying techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

436./536. Opera Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273B,C or consent of instructor. Two years of voice study, completion of Department of Music Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (may be waived upon successful completion of 101B level course in French, German, or Italian).
Preparation of varied portfolio of voice-appropriate selections from standard operatic repertoire in English, French, German and Italian. Include translation, lyric diction, ornamentation, tools for role study, rehearsal and audition techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*441. Studies in Musical Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 341, 342.
Intensive individual and class analysis of representative compositions of various periods and styles.

 

442. Orchestration (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 241.
Range, characteristics, and transpositions of all standard orchestral instruments by writing and/or transcribing music. Preparation and proofreading of scores and parts. Readings of student assignments.

 

443./543. Advanced Orchestration (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 442.
Techniques of arranging, transcribing, and composing for standard chamber ensembles, chorus and orchestra. Readings of student orchestrations will be included whenever possible.

 

444. Advanced Composition (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 344, Corequisite: 329X.
Advanced studies in music composition, music aesthetics, and listening methodologies.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

 

446. Advanced Topics in Listening and Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 344 or consent of instructor.
Study of traditional and contemporary music literature and analytical methods, from structural linear analysis to post-modern listening models. Includes readings in music aesthetics, critical theory, and intensive score analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

447./547. Musical Systems of World (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 342 or consent of instructor.
Open to music majors and minors. Study of theoretical systems (pitch, scales, rhythmic treatment, textures, forms) of selected musical cultures of world.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

454./554. School, Society, and Music Education (3)
Historical, in-depth examination of direction and influence of music education within America’s general education curriculum. Focus on how music education has reflected and addressed changing needs of schooling and society from singing school movement and Jeffersonian era to today.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

455./555. Computers and Sound (3)
Introduction to software for sound synthesis, sequencing, digital audio, and sound processing. Listening and analysis of contemporary electronic music literature also emphasized. Course culminates in creative composition or research project.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

456./556. Sound Design (3)
Introduces students to principles of composition and analysis of electro-acoustic media through application of music software, sampling, digital media, digital signal processing, and psychoacoustics. Culminates in collaborative creative project involving video, web, or live theater.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

457./557. Composition with Digital Media (3)
Computer created projects that combine visual media (including web-based), and electronic music. Analysis of interdisciplinary and mixed media works, collaborative work in electronic arts and readings in critical theory and multimedia.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

460./566. Studies in Performance Practices (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 160, 360 or consent of instructor.
Surveys issues of historical performance in vocal and instrumental music, focusing on primary sources. Spans various genres and eras.

 

467./576. Studies in Gender and Music (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 374 or consent of instructor.
Surveys issues surrounding women as musicians (performers and composers), comparative studies of role men and women have played in music, and feminist criticism of music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

468I. Music and Film (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing, and one of following courses: MUS 190, FEA 310, THEA 122, ENGL 180, or ART 110.
Study of interrelationships of dramatic, visual, and musical arts in film, with special emphasis on role of music.

 

469./569. Music of the Theater (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 374.
History and development of music for stage from 1600 to present, its conventions and styles. Analysis of representative masterworks.

 

471./571. Studies in Ethnomusicology (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 374 or consent of instructor.
Emphasis on theory and methodology of enthnomusicological study. Investigation of music of particular non-western or popular cultures. For music majors only.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

 

473./573. Advanced Diction for Singers (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, 273B, or consent of instructor.
Advanced principles of diction and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) applied to lyric Italian, French, German, and English repertoire; intended for Senior and Graduate level vocalists and choral conductors. Special studies possible in other languages.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

474A./574A. Jazz Arranging I (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 372B or consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of Jazz arranging, including 4-part writing, harmonic practices and philosophies of arranging.
Not open for credit to students with credit in MUS 474. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

474B./574B. Jazz Arranging II (2)
Jazz arranging for big band through detailed analysis of known big band writers. Emphasis on reharmonization, the idiomatic use of counterpoint, styles and song forms.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

478./578. Musical Instruments of World (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
Open to music majors and minors. Study of origins and history of musical instruments in western and non-western world, with emphasis on cross-cultural influences, iconographical and organological issues, and scientific classification.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

480./580. Marching Band Techniques (2)
Marching fundamentals, charting formations, precision drills, parade techniques and half-time pageantry.

 

482./582. Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques and Literature (3)
Procedures for organization and development of instrumental programs and literature for performing groups.

 

483A./583A. Choral Repertoire I (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 326 or consent of instructor.
Examination of five genres of choral repertoire: Mass, motet, cantata, oratorio, and madrigal. Traditional and contemporary choral repertoire for public school teachers and church choir directors.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

483B./583B. Choral Repertoire II (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 326 or consent of instructor.
Survey of choral and choral/orchestral works from Renaissance to 20th century.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

484. Arranging (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 142B and 125T.
Arranging techniques for choir, band, and orchestra in grades K-12.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

485./585. Music for the Elementary Child (3)
Examination of approaches to developing musical and aesthetic sensitivities in children. Students create vocal, instrumental and listening experiences appropriate for use in grades K-6. Intended for music education majors. Others by consent of instructor.

 

487./587. Microcomputers and Music Learning (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 125T or consent of instructor.
Music education applications of microcomputers, including: existing instructional software and hardware, administrative applications, criteria for software and hardware selection, MIDI music composition, and contemporary issues and trends.

 

490. Introduction to Music Cultures (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Music of various world cultures and ethnic groups representative of diversity of United States. Includes music’s function, social organization including age and gender roles, distinctive characteristics, types of instruments, and cultural performance standards.

 

492A./592A. Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
Survey of evolution of keyboard music including clavichord, harpsichord, piano, and organ from 13th century to Beethoven.

 

492B./592B. Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
Survey of evolution of keyboard music including clavichord, harpsichord, piano, and organ from Beethoven to present.

 

493./593. Studies in Instrumental Music (3)
A seminar-format class on one of various topics in instrumental music, including but not limited to: symphonic literature, survey of program music, history of the concerto, chamber music survey, and history of the wind band.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

 

494./594. Music Learning Theory (3)
Investigates research and resulting methodology developed by Dr. Edwin Gordon as to how children learn music, including nature of music aptitude, Music Learning Theory Curriculum, incorporating Music Learning Theory in music classroom and rehearsal settings, and evaluation and assessment of student learning.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*495. Special Topics in Music (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in various fields of music selected for special presentation and development.
Topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.
A. Kodaly Concept I: Methodology, Solfege and Conducting
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Corequisite: MUS 495B.
Examination of Kodaly approach to music education with particular emphasis on relevance and application to American music education. Special emphasis is given to sequence of concepts for levels K-3. Includes Solfege, folk song analysis and collection, conducting, games and movement.
B. Kodaly Concept II: Methodology, Solfege and Conducting
Corequisite: 495A.
Examination of Kodaly approach to music education with particular emphasis on relevance and application to American music education. Special emphasis is given to sequence of concepts for levels K-3. Includes Solfege, folk song analysis and collection, conducting, games and movement.
F. Music and Dance Collaboration (3)
Corequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Music and dance students create new works for music and dance. Collaborations may take form of improvisational, semi-improvisational, or through-composed creations developed by two dancers and two musicians working in group setting.

 

496./696. Research Methods (3)
Principles of research and writing about music, thesis preparation, and citation/bibliographic format. Serves as introduction to graduate study in music. Required of all MA and MM candidates in music.

 

497. Special Topics in Music Composition (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in field of music composition selected for special presentation and development.
Topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F).
B. Musical Theater Project
C. Advanced Film Scoring Project
D. Contemporary and Computer Music Notation
E. Composition with Interactive Technologies

 

*499. Special Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual research or group investigation of selected topics.
May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.