MUS-1010 Survey of European Classical Music

3 Credits

Introduction to elements and styles of European classical music. Composers, works, instrumentation and forms studied in their cultural and historical context. Focus on listening and understanding European classical music.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

MUS-1020 Survey of Jazz

3 Credits

Introduction to basic elements and techniques of jazz. Function of jazz instrumentation, forms, improvisation and other musical elements and conventions indigenous to jazz. Characteristic features of various styles and artists studied. Focus on listening to and understanding jazz.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

MUS-1030 Survey of Rock and Roll

3 Credits

Survey of most influential and innovative works and artists of rock music from origins to present. Includes terminology, techniques, style, instrumentation and lyrics, with references to cultural and historical context. Course involves listening to, reading and discussing of artists and recordings. Focus on listening to and understanding rock and roll music.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

MUS-1040 Survey of African-American Music

3 Credits

Chronological study of history of African-American music from eighteenth century through 1920s. Oral traditions and performance practices studied in cultural and historical context. Sacred, folk, popular, and classical music, and precursors of jazz discussed. Focus on listening to and understanding African-American music.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

MUS-1050 Survey of World Music

3 Credits

Introduction to elements and styles of music of diverse ethnic cultures. Instruments, forms, and concepts of music explored through art and folk music to develop an understanding of how basic materials of music work together. Focus on listening to and understanding music of diverse cultures.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

MUS-1100 Music For Elementary Education

3 Credits

Designed to orient elementary teachers to role of music in growth and development of children. Emphasis on creating musical environment in elementary school classroom. Study of young voice, basic theory, piano keyboard, music symbols and terms, and use of elementary classroom instruments.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1110 Music Business I

3 Credits

Examination of multiple facets of music industry. Includes exploration of career options, recording industry, performance and promotion, music business contracts, marketing of songs, music publishing, copyrights, and retail.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1120 Music Business II

3 Credits

Artist promotion, management, music agents, music in advertising, concert promotion, arts administration, and music entrepreneurship.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1110 Music Business I.

MUS-1130 MIDI Technology I

3 Credits

Basic audio signal flow, MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) principles and techniques, the virtual studio concept, computer-based sequencing and notation software and operation of modern keyboard equipment.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1140 MIDI Technology II

3 Credits

Further development of concepts and skills introduced in MIDI Technology I. Advanced sequencing and editing techniques, synchronization, digital audio recording, music notation and MIDI studio organization.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1130 Midi Technology I.

MUS-1170 Songwriting I

2 Credits

Instruction in art of contemporary songwriting. Includes consideration of form, rhythm, melody, lyric content, harmony, arranging, and development of individual style. Development of listening skills and criticism utilizing songs of class members and established artists.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1200 Music Reading Skills

3 Credits

Introduction to concepts and skills of reading music and music theory for pre-music and non-music majors. Includes study of notation, rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals and triads.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1210 Introduction to Music Theory

3 Credits

Terminology, symbols, skills, and concepts of music theory for pre-music and non-music majors. Includes study of intervals, chords, voice leading and figured bass, compositional devices, transposition, analysis, and basic forms.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1200 Music Reading Skills, or departmental approval.

MUS-1220 Basic Ear Training

2 Credits

Introduction to development of aural skills for pre-music and non-music majors. Students develop discrimination skills including pitch and rhythm perception through sight singing and dictation. .

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1200 Music Reading Skills, or departmental approval.

MUS-1230 Critical Listening

1 Credit

Use of critical and analytic listening methods to evaluate frequency, sound quality, musical mix structure and to analyze common sound problems.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1250 Class Keyboard I

2 Credits

Basic piano techniques and performance skills for pre-music and non-music majors. Emphasis on keyboard development in sight reading, improvising, transposing and harmonizing melodies in various styles. Includes solo and ensemble literature.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: OAH019 (1 of 2 courses, both courses must be taken).

MUS-1260 Class Keyboard II

2 Credits

Functional piano techniques and keyboard skills for pre-music and non-music majors. Keyboard development in second level sight reading, transposing, improvising, and ensemble playing in various styles. Development of second level solo and ensemble repertoire.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1250 Class Keyboard I.

OAN Approved: OAH019 (2 of 2 courses, both must be taken).

MUS-1270 Class Voice

2 Credits

Basic techniques of voice production. Includes breath control, diction, projection, tone-color, and interpretation for pre-music and non-music majors. Progressive vocal exercises and studies. Application of principles to performance of simple songs.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1280 Class Guitar

2 Credits

Basic guitar techniques and performance skills for pre-music and non-music majors. Emphasis on left hand development, plectrum technique, and chord and scale vocabulary and performance. Application of principles to solo and ensemble literature. Students will need their own guitar.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1290 Basic Applied Music I

1 Credit

Individual instruction for pre-music and non-music majors on any standard band, orchestral instrument or voice. May be repeated for credit, however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.

Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS-1301 Applied Piano Minor I

1 Credit

Private piano instruction for music majors with piano as minor instrument. Development of technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature for first semester. End of semester performance jury required.

Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

MUS-1302 Applied Piano Minor II

1 Credit

Second level private piano instruction for music major with piano as minor instrument. Development of technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature for second semester. End of semester performance jury required.

Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1301 Applied Piano Minor I.

MUS-1460 Applied Music I

2 Credits

Applied instruction in musical instruments and voice for college students pursuing degrees in music. Development of tone production, intonation, technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature appropriate for first semester music majors. End of semester performance jury required. May be repeated up to 8 credits per instrument; only 2 credits total may be applied to degree requirements.

Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 14 hours of concentrated practice each week. As a final exam, students will play a performance jury in front of music faculty at the end of the term of study to demonstrate proficiency.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OAH020 (1 of 4 courses, any 1 of the 4 courses may be taken).

MUS-1470 Applied Music II

2 Credits

Second level private instruction for music majors. Continued development of tone production, intonation, technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature appropriate for second semester music majors. End of semester performance jury required. May be repeated up to 8 credits per instrument; only 2 credits total may be applied to degree requirements. Other required hours: One private lesson and 14 hours of concentrated practice each week. As a final exam, students will play a performance jury in front of music faculty at the end of the term of study to demonstrate proficiency.

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1460 Applied Music I.

OAN Approved: OAH020 (2 of 4 courses, any 1 of the 4 courses may be taken).

MUS-1500 Choir

1 Credit

Performance class with concentration on standard repertoire, both sacred and secular, accompanied and a cappella for mixed voices. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit, however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

OAN Approved: OAH022 (1 of 4 courses, any 1 of the 4 courses may be taken).

MUS-1510 Choral Ensemble

1 Credit

Performance of choral literature from Renaissance through 20th Century for small select ensemble. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit, however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

OAN Approved: OAH022 (2 of 4 courses, any 1 of the 4 courses may be taken).

MUS-1520 Jazz Ensemble

1 Credit

Study and experimentation in performance of jazz ensemble literature and styles. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit, however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

MUS-1530 Concert Band

1 Credit

Performance of band and wind ensemble literature by woodwinds, brass, and percussion players. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit, however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

OAN Approved: OAH022 (3 of 4 courses, any 1 of the 4 courses may be taken).

MUS-1540 Orchestra

1 Credit

Performance of selected orchestral literature by string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit, however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

MUS-1550 Instrumental Ensemble

1 Credit

Performance of traditional and contemporary ensemble literature. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit, however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

OAN Approved: OAH022 (4 of 4 courses, either may be taken).

MUS-1570 Technology Tools I

2 Credits

Designed to give music students practical knowledge and skills in the use of current computer, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), and electronic instrument technologies for application in music theory, arranging, composition and performance. Includes basic computer, MIDI principles and techniques, computer-based notation and sequencing software, and operation of modern electronic keyboard instruments.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1210 Introduction to Music Theory, or departmental approval.

MUS-1580 Technology Tools II

2 Credits

Designed to give music students practical knowledge and skills in use of current computer, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), and electronic instrument technologies for application in music theory, arranging, composition and performance. Includes advanced notation and sequencing editing techniques, digital audio recording and MIDI studio organization.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1570 Technology Tools I, or departmental approval.

MUS-1600 Traditional Theory I

3 Credits

Manipulation of musical materials including harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and basic formal procedures with correlated creative works and analysis. Harmonization of figured bass and chorale writing including diatonic harmony and voice leading, melodic procedures and all non-harmonic tones. Analysis of common-practice literature. Integrates harmonic and contrapuntal approaches to analysis and composition.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1210 Introduction to Music Theory.

OAN Approved: OAH052 (1 of 8 courses, all must be taken).

MUS-1610 Ear Training I

2 Credits

Identification of diatonic and chromatic intervals, triad qualities, scales and phrases. Melodic and rhythmic dictation, sight singing, and analytic listening. Introduction to harmonic function and holistic listening.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1220 Basic Ear Training.

OAN Approved: OAH052 (2 of 8 courses, all must be taken).

MUS-1620 Traditional Theory II

3 Credits

Introduction of modulation, chromatic materials and 20th century techniques. Integrates harmonic and contrapuntal approaches to analysis and composition.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1600 Traditional Theory I, and MUS-1610 Ear Training I.

OAN Approved: OAH052 (3 of 8 courses, all must be taken).

MUS-1630 Ear Training II

2 Credits

Second level identification of intervals, chord qualities, scales, phrases and harmonic function. Melodic and rhythmic dictation, sight singing, analytic and holistic listening.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1610 Ear Training I.

OAN Approved: OAH052 (4 of 8 courses, all must be taken).

MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I

2 Credits

Introduction to theoretical foundations of jazz including systematic examination of scales, hybrid modes and their practical applications, chord construction and notation, chord/scale relationships and applications, melodic construction and development, and analysis of transcribed solos and compositions from jazz repertoire including American standard song.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1600 Traditional Theory I.

MUS-1670 Jazz Performance and Improvisation I

2 Credits

Improvisation within jazz style and presentation as performance. Investigates essential relationship of blues, American standard song and swing rhythm as central to character of jazz. Memorization of standard repertoire.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1210 Introduction to Music Theory, and audition.

MUS-1680 Jazz Performance and Improvisation II

2 Credits

Improvisation within jazz style and presentation as performance. Includes modal combinations and chord change sequences, scale- tone 7th, harmonic movement within blues and standard song, phrasing, paraphrasing, playing in various keys and memorization of standard repertoire.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1670 Jazz Performance and Improvisation I.

MUS-1720 Arranging I

2 Credits

Writing and arranging for the modern rhythm section including piano (keyboards), guitar, bass, drums and auxilary percussion, writing and arranging techniques address the rhythm section as a unit and as part of a small or large ensemble.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1600 Traditional Theory I, or departmental approval.

MUS-179H Honors Contract in Music

1 Credit

Honors Contract complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing 1000-level honors course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. This independent study at the honors level may also be taken with a non-honors course. When taken with a non-honors course the Honors Contract adds an honor experience to that course. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. The student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honor Contracts (six credit hours) may be taken at the college (includes 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level course whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in this contract. Departmental approval required.

MUS-1806 Special Topics: History and Instrumental Performance of The Blues

2 Credits

Study of history of Blues from Mali, Africa through its journey to America through the Great Migration and to its place in modern popular culture. The focus of the class will be understanding Roots (Blues) Music and the role it has played in the development of popular music through lecture and application. Students will learn instrumental solo and ensemble literature for guitar, piano, voice, and solo instruments within the classroom setting. Students will need their own instruments or will use the piano in the classroom to apply their studies. (Students can gain access to the campus practice room for individual practice outside of class.)

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS 1200 Music Reading Skills, and MUS 1250 Class Piano, MUS 1270 Class Voice, or MUS 1280 Class Guitar, or requisite playing and music-reading experience and instructor approval.

MUS-1820 Independent Study/Research in Music

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

MUS-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Music

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

MUS-1970 Music Seminar

1 Credit

Discussion of current topics related to music careers including presentations, performances, recitals and clinics, music academic and career exploration. May be repeated for an accrued maximum of six credits.

Other Required Hours: 1 seminar hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS-2030 British Invasion

2 Credits

Survey of influential and representative works and artists of British Invasion beginning in 1964 including the Beatles, Who, Rolling Stones, Kinks, and their contemporaries. Aesthetics, terminology, technique, style, instrumentation, lyrics, and technology.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1030 Survey of Rock and Roll.

MUS-2130 Music Production for Video and Film

3 Credits

Using tools of modern MIDI studio to write and produce appropriate musical score for video and film. Topics include music scoring techniques and sound design, role of music in advertising and film industries, and communicating with client to determine musical direction.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1140 MIDI Technology II.

MUS-2140 Studio Maintenance

2 Credits

Reviews basic electronics and sound principles, discusses set-up, calibration and operation of digital and analog recording and test equipment. Topics include studio layout, technical signal routing, equipment interface, grounding, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Laboratory: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): RAT-1500 Recording Theory I, RAT-1510 Recording Lab I, and EET-1130 Basic Audio Electronics, or departmental approval.

MUS-2290 Basic Applied Music II

2 Credits

Individual instruction for pre-music and non-music majors on any standard band, orchestral instrument or voice. May be repeated for credit, however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.

Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 14 hours of concentrated practice each week.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS-2301 Applied Piano Minor III

1 Credit

Third level private piano instruction for music major with piano as minor instrument. Development of technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard reper-toire including selected solo and method literature for third semester. End of semester performance jury required

Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1302 Applied Piano Minor II.

MUS-2302 Applied Piano Minor IV

1 Credit

Fourth level private piano instruction for music major with piano as minor instrument. Development of technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight- reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature for fourth semester. End of semester performance jury required.

Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.

Prerequisite(s): MUS-2301 Applied Piano Minor III.

MUS-2460 Applied Music III

2 Credits

Third level applied instruction in musical instruments and voice for college students pursuing degrees in music. Continued development of tone production, intonation, technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature appropriate for third semester music majors. Analysis of the forms of music for the individual instrument and their historical perspective. End of semester performance jury required. May be repeated up to 8 credits per instrument; only 2 credits total may be applied to degree requirements.

Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 14 hours of concentrated practice are required each week.

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1470 Applied Music II, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OAH020 (3 of 4 courses, any 1 of the 4 courses may be taken).

MUS-2470 Applied Music IV

2 Credits

Fourth level applied instruction in musical instruments and voice for college students pursuing degrees in music. Continued development of tone production, intonation, technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature appropriate for fourth semester music majors. Introduction to beginning teaching issues and techniques for the individual instruments. End of semester performance jury required. May be repeated up to 8 credits per instrument; only 2 credits total may be applied to degree requirements.

Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 14 hours of concentrated practice are required each week.

Prerequisite(s): MUS-2460 Applied Music III, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OAH020 (4 of 4 courses, any 1 of the 4 courses may be taken).

MUS-2500 Music History and Literature I

3 Credits

Chronological study of history and development of European classical music from origins through 18th century. Detailed attention to selected pieces from Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1620 Traditional Theory II.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

MUS-2510 Music History and Literature II

3 Credits

Chronological study of history and development of European classical music from 19th century through present time. Detailed attention to selected pieces.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1620 Traditional Theory II.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

MUS-2520 Jazz History I

2 Credits

Chronological study of history and development of classic jazz from origins through Swing period. Detailed attention to selected jazz masters and analysis of their most important works.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

MUS-2530 Jazz History II

2 Credits

Chronological study of history and development of modern jazz from Bebop through present time. Detailed attention to selected jazz masters and analysis of their most important works.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

MUS-2540 Jazz History Listening I

1 Credit

Through directed, analytical and comparative listening experiences, students gain detailed knowledge of and familiarity with selected works of jazz masters (circa 1850s -1940s) from pre-jazz roots music and early jazz through swing jazz. A listening laboratory and aural training course, this is a companion and supplement to MUS-2520 Jazz History I.

Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I, and concurent enrollment in MUS-2520 History I, or departmental approval.

MUS-2550 Jazz History Listening II

1 Credit

Through directed, analytical and comparative listening experiences, students gain detailed knowledge of and familiarity with selected works of Modern Jazz masters from Bebop (1940s) to the present. A listening laboratory and aural training course, this is a companion and supplement to MUS-2530 Jazz History II.

Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I , and concurrent enrollment in MUS-2530 Jazz History II , or departmental approval.

MUS-2600 Traditional Theory III

3 Credits

Theory, analysis, and composition of European classical music from origins through 18th century. Detailed attention to selected pieces from Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1620 Traditional Theory II, and MUS-1630 Ear Training II.

OAN Approved: OAH052 (5 of 8 courses, all must be taken).

MUS-2610 Ear Training III

2 Credits

Third level identification of intervals, seventh chords, scales, phrases and harmonic function. Melodic and rhythmic dictation, sight singing, analytic and holistic listening.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1630 Ear Training II.

OAN Approved: OAH052 (6 of 8 courses, all must be taken).

MUS-2620 Traditional Theory IV

3 Credits

Theory, analysis, and composition of European classical music from 19th century through present time. Detailed attention to selected pieces.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-2600 Traditional Theory III, and MUS-2610 Ear Training III.

OAN Approved: OAH052 (7 of 8 courses, all must be taken).

MUS-2630 Ear Training IV

2 Credits

Fourth level identification of intervals, seventh chords, scales, phrases and harmonic function. Melodic and rhythmic dictation, sight singing, analytic and holistic listening.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-2610 Ear Training III.

OAN Approved: OAH052 (8 of 8 courses, all must be taken).

MUS-2650 Jazz Theory II

2 Credits

Second level study of theoretical foundations of jazz. Includes diatonic and chromatic harmony, harmonic embellishment and substitution, voicings, rhythm, blues progressions and forms, phrase analysis, lyric import and analysis of transcribed solos and compositions from jazz repertoire.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I.

MUS-2660 Jazz Theory III

2 Credits

Third level study of theoretical foundations of jazz. Includes modal structures, rhythm changes and substitutions, composition and improvisation, implications of lyrics on structure and articulation, and analysis of transcribed solos and compositions from jazz repertoire, including American standard song.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-2650 Jazz Theory II.

MUS-2670 Jazz Performance and Improvisation III

2 Credits

Third level study of improvisation within jazz style and presentation as performance. Includes phrasing, minor ii-V-i, modal minor, chord structures and common progressions in all keys, and memorization of standard repertoire.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1680 Jazz Performance and Improvisation II.

MUS-2680 Jazz Performance and Improvisation IV

2 Credits

Fourth level study of improvisation within jazz style and presentation as performance. Includes performance of accumulated repertoire, blues composition, refined group playing and performance of memorized standard repertoire in all keys.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-2670 Jazz Performance and Improvisation III.

MUS-2710 Arranging II

2 Credits

Building on the rhythm section, this study concentrates on writing for trumpet, trombone and saxophone individually, in combination and as instrumental families. Ranges, tonal color, combinations in the context of an arrangement are investigated. Further development of skills introduced in Arranging I.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-1720 Arranging I, or departmental approval.

MUS-2720 Arranging III

2 Credits

Development of the linear approach ot multiple horn scoring, focusing on backgrounds, supporting lines, and contrapuntal devices as well as melodic presentation, further development of the skills introduced in Arranging II. Elements of arranging for the large ensemble and studio orchestra will be introduced.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MUS-2710 Arranging II, or departmental approval.

MUS-279H Sophomore Honors Contract

1 Credit

Sophomore Honors Contract in Music complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing Music 2000-level course (not an honors course) through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract that upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship appropriate to honors 2000-level. In order to complete the contract, student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with instructor offering the contract for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honors Contracts (six credits) may be taken at the College (includes 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 2000-level course (not an honors course) in Music, whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in the sophomore honors contract. Departmental approval required.

MUS-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Music

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

MUS-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study/Research in Music

1-3 Credits

Advanced Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.