Music Course Description

Course Offerings

The Department of Music offers courses in music in four areas of study:

MUS General Education courses and applied instrument and vocal lessons for non-majors.

MUSE Music Ensembles. Enrollment in music ensembles is open to all students enrolled in the university. Performance experience is required. Each student is required to have her/his own instrument to participate in band, jazz, woodwind, and brass ensembles.

MUSA Applied instrument and vocal lessons for music majors. Audition and admission into the Department of Music required for registration.

MUSM Music major courses. Audition and admission into the Department of Music required for registration.

MUS General education courses and applied lessons for non-majors

1100 STRINGS (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1101 TRUMPET OR CORNET (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1102 FRENCH HORN (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1105 TROMBONE (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1106 TUBA (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1107 JAZZ PIANO (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1108 FLUTE (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1109 CLARINET (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1110 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC (3)
Mechanics of music: notation, scales, intervals, melody, and rhythm. Beginning sight-singing and ear training.

1111 INTRODUCTION TO THEORY I (3)
Designed for the prospective music major who does not meet the minimum requirements for MUSM 1111. A study of scales, intervals, triads, rhythms, sight singing, score reading and conducting. (No credit will be given toward music major.) Additional course fee.

1112 INTRODUCTION TO THEORY II (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 1111 or consent of the instructor.
Designed for the prospective music major who does not meet the minimum requirements for MUSM 1111. A study of scales, intervals, triads, rhythms, sight singing, score reading and conducting. (No credit will be given toward music major.) Additional course fee.

1116 CLASS VOICE I (3)
Basic techniques of singing. No prior musical experience required. Additional course fee.

1117 CLASS VOICE II (3)
Further development of the singing voice. Additional course fee.

1118 SAXOPHONE (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1119 OBOE (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1132 BASSOON (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1133 PERCUSSION (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1134 HISTORY AND APPRECIATION OF MUSIC (3)
Elements of music. Critical listening and discussion. (Enrichment core course.) IAI: F1 900

1139 PIANO (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 1192 or by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1143 VOICE (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 1116 or 1117 or by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1144 GUITAR (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1145 ORGAN (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1146 STEEL PAN (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1147 AFRICAN DRUM (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1148 BASS (ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC) (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two credit hours for one hour lesson per week. May be repeated for credit. Recital performance required. Additional course fee.

1149 CLASS GUITAR (3)
Prerequisite: Student must provide her/his own instrument. Development of basic music reading skills and guitar techniques. No prior musical experience required.

1191 CLASS PIANO I (3)
Development of basic music reading skills and fundamental keyboard techniques. No prior musical experience required. Additional course fee.

1192 CLASS PIANO II (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 1191 or consent of the department. Further development of music reading skills and keyboard techniques, including additional chord study. Additional course fee.

1196 JAZZ PIANO CLASS (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department An introduction to the basic theory, language, and keyboard techniques of jazz piano. Additional course fee.

2050 INTRODUCTION TO SOUND ART (3)
Explore sound as a medium for creative expression.  Topics include digital field recording and editing, physics of sound, history of sound art, and contemporary sound-based practices.  Students produce creative projects, conduct research with local communities, and participate in a public art exhibition.

2150 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC BUSINESS. (3)
A survey of the various areas of the music industry.

2215 AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC (3)
Black music history, composers, compositions, and performing artists. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

2216 JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC HISTORY I (3)
A survey course on the history of jazz and popular music from 1870 to 1960. Enrichment core course. This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.

2217 JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC HISTORY II (3)
A survey course in the history of jazz and popular music from 1960 to the present. This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.

2285 WORLD MUSIC CULTURES (3)
A survey of the music of several non-Western cultures: India, the Middle East, China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, Europe (folk music), Latin America, native North America, Polynesia, and Australia. (Enrichment core course.)

2286 AFRO-CARIBBEAN MUSIC (3)
Survey of African-derived musicsfrom the Caribbean (including Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad) in their cultural context.

2287 LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC (3)
A survey course of the musics of Mexico, Central America, Peru (the Andes), Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina (the Southern Cone) in their cultural context. Emphasis will be placed on indigenous, European, and African musical traits found in these areas of Latin America. 

2296 DICTION I LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. English and German diction related to singing voice.

2297 DICTION II LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. French and Italian diction related to singing voice.

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MUSE Music Ensembles

1110 CONCERT BAND LECTURE AND STUDIO /4 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by audition.
Skills, techniques, and materials for band performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Credit will be given for both MUS 140 and MUSE 1110. IAI: MUS 908.

1115 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of Department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for chamber ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1116 WOODWIND ENSEMBLE LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for woodwind ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1117 BRASS ENSEMBLE LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for brass ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1118 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for brass ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1124 STRING ENSEMBLE LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for string ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1126 GUITAR ENSEMBLE LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for brass ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1130 JAZZ BAND LECTURE AND STUDIO /4 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for jazz ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Credit will be given for both MUS 162 and MUSE 1130. Additional course fee. IAI: MUS 908.

1134 JAZZ COMBO LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for small jazz ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1136 VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for vocal jazz ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1140 CONCERT CHOIR LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for choral performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Credit will be given for both MUS 161 and MUSE 1140. Additional course fee. IAI: MUS 908.

1144/144 GOSPEL CHOIR LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition.
Skills, techniques, and materials for gospel choral performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1148 CHAMBER CHOIR LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for small choral ensemble performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1151 STEEL BAND LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of department by audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for steel band performance. Public performance. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1160 OPERA WORKSHOP/3 (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of Department by Placement Audition. Skills, techniques, and materials for opera workshop performance. Public Performance. May be repeated for credit.

1170 MUSICAL THEATER (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of Department by Placement Audition Skills, techniques, and materials for musical theater performance. Public Performance. May be repeated for credit.

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MUSA Applied instrument and vocal lessons for music majors.

1100 FLUTE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1108 and MUSA 100. IAI: MUS 909

1101/ OBOE /1 (2)
Prerequisite:Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1119 and MUSA 1101. IAI: MUS 909

1102 CLARINET /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1109 and MUSA 1102. IAI: MUS 909

1103 SAXOPHONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1118 and MUSA 1103. IAI: MUS 909

1104 BASSOON /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1132 and MUSA 1104. IAI: MUS 909

1105 TRUMPET /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1101 and MUSA 1105. IAI: MUS 909

1106 FRENCH HORN /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1102 and MUSA 1106. IAI: MUS 909

1107 TROMBONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1105 and MUSA 1107. IAI: MUS 909

1108 BARITONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1109 TUBA /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1106 and MUSA 1109. IAI: MUS 909

1110 VIOLIN /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1111 VIOLA /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1112 CELLO /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

1113 DOUBLE BASS /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1148 and MUSA 1113. IAI: MUS 909.

1114 GUITAR /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1144 and MUSA 1114. IAI: MUS 909.

1115 PERCUSSION /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1133 and MUSA 1115. IAI: MUS 909.

1116 AFRICAN DRUM /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1147 and MUSA 1116. IAI: MUS 909.

1117 STEEL PAN /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1146 and MUSA 1117. IAI: MUS 909.

1120 PIANO /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1139 and MUSA 1120. IAI: MUS 909.

1121 ORGAN /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1145 and MUSA 1121. IAI: MUS 909.

1124 VOICE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 1143 and MUSA 1124. IAI: MUS 909.

1130 JAZZ IMPROVISATION /1 (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 188 or MUSM 1116 and a minimum two semesters of applied lessons on major instrument. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours credit. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 224 and MUSA 1130.

1131 JAZZ SAXOPHONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

1132 JAZZ TRUMPET /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

1133 JAZZ TROMBONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

1134 JAZZ PIANO /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

1135 JAZZ GUITAR /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

1136 JAZZ BASS /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

1137 DRUMSET /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

1138 JAZZ VOICE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement audition. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

2200 FLUTE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1100 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 208 and MUSA 2200.

2201 OBOE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1(xxx) and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 219 and MUSA 2201.

2202 CLARINET /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1102 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 209 and MUSA 2202.

2203 SAXOPHONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1103 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 218 and MUSA 2203.

2204 BASSOON /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1104 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 232 and MUSA2204.

2205 TRUMPET /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1105 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 201 and MUSA 2205.

2206 FRENCH HORN /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1106 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 202 and MUSA 2206.

2207 TROMBONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1107 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 205 and MUSA 2207.

2208 BARITONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1108 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

2209 TUBA /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1109 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 206 and MUSA 2209.

2210 VIOLIN /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1110 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

2211 VIOLA 1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1111 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

2212 CELLO /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1112 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee.

2213 DOUBLE BASS /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1113 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 248 and MUSA 2213.

2214 GUITAR /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1114 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 244 and MUSA 2214.

2215 PERCUSSION /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1115 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 233 and MUSA 2215.

2216 AFRICAN DRUM /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1116 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 247 and MUSA2216.

2217 STEEL PAN /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1117 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 246 and MUSA 2217.

2220 PIANO /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1120 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 239 and MUSA 2220.

2221 ORGAN /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1121 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 245 and MUSA 2221.

2224 VOICE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1124 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Additional course fee. Music majors will be given credit for both MUS 243 and MUSA 2224.

2230 JAZZ IMPROVISATION /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1130 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours credit.

2231 JAZZ SAXOPHONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1131 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

2232 JAZZ TRUMPET /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1132 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. 

2233 JAZZ TROMBONE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1133 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

2234 JAZZ PIANO /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1134 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit. Credit given for both MUS 207 and MUSA 2234.

2235 JAZZ GUITAR /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1135 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

2236 JAZZ BASS /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1136 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review.
Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

2237 DRUMSET /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1137 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

2238 JAZZ VOICE /1 (2)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum of 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of MUSA 1138 and consent of the department. Successful completion of the 2000-level advancement performance review. Individual instruction. Two hours credit for one hour lesson per week. Recital performance required. May be repeated for credit.

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MUSM Music Major Courses

1000 MUSIC MAJOR SEMINAR (1)
Orientation to music department facilities, degree requirements, and program policies. Introduction to basic skills essential to a successful college experience in music, including music practice and performance, music computer software, library resources, and effective use of oral, electronic, and written language skills. For all music first-time freshman and transfer students with less than 45 hours of transfer credit.

1092 ILLINOIS MUSIC TEACHER CERTIFICATION REVIEW (1)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1114, 1118, and 4063 (or concurrent enrollment) (or MUS 154 or 160, 190, and 363 or 364); admission to the College of Education. Review of music theory, aural skills, and music education methods to prepare for state certification examination.

1111 MUSIC THEORY I LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department by placement exam.Summary of fundamentals and terminology of music; study of the basic elements through analysis and development of written skills. Credit not given for both MUS 187 and MUSM 1111 Additional course fee.

1112 MUSIC THEORY II LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1111. Summary of fundamentals and terminology of music; study of the basic elements through analysis and development of written skills. Credit not given for both
MUS 188 and MUSM 1112. Additional course fee.

1113 MUSIC THEORY III LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1112. Summary of fundamentals and terminology of music; study of the basic elements through analysis and development of written skills. Credit not given for both
MUS 189 and MUSM 1113. Additional course fee.

1114 MUSIC THEORY IV LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1113. Summary of fundamentals and terminology of music; study of the basic elements through analysis and development of written skills. Credit not given for both MUS 190 and MUSM 1114. Additional course fee.

1115 AURAL AND KEYBOARD SKILLS I LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisites: Consent of Department by placement exam. Development of aural perception and abilities in sight-singing; application of harmonic concepts to the keyboard. Credit not given for both MUS 151 or 157 and MUSM 1115/115. Additional course fee.

1116 AURAL AND KEYBOARD SKILLS II LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisites: MUSM 1115. Development of aural perception and abilities in sight-singing; application of harmonic concepts to the keyboard. Credit not given for both MUS 152 or 158 and MUSM 1116. Additional course fee.

1117/117 AURAL AND KEYBOARD SKILLS III LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1116. Development of aural perception and abilities in sight-singing; application of harmonic concepts to the keyboard. Credit not given for both MUS 153 or 159 and MUSM 1117. Additional course fee.

1118 AURAL AND KEYBOARD SKILLS IV LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1117. Development of aural perception and abilities in sight-singing; application of harmonic concepts to the keyboard. Credit not given for both MUS 154 or 160 and MUSM 1118. Additional course fee.

1182 PIANO ACCOMPANYING /4 (1)
Prerequisite: Sophomore in music education with piano concentration. Study of vocal, instrumental, and choral accompanying. Includes rehearsals, studio accompanying, and accompanying in recital. May be repeated two times for credit in lieu of large ensemble.

1261 INTRO TO MUSIC EDUCATION/FIELD/10 (2)
Introduction to teaching and the role of an educator with specific emphasis on music education. Ten hours of early field experience. 

1800 PERFORMANCE CLASS (0)
Attendance and/or performance at departmentally sponsored recitals, concerts, or clinics is required of all music majors in each fall and spring semester of enrollment. Full-time enrollment requires a minimum of 10 attendances. Part-time enrollment requires a minimum of 5 attendances.

2000 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Individually supervised study of selected topics. May be repeated for credit.

2201 WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1111. Fundamentals of woodwind instrument performance and pedagogy for secondary education; basic goals and teaching techniques; diagnosis and solutions for typical developmental problems; investigation of source literature, materials, recordings, solo and ensemble literature. Instruments studied include: flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, and bassoon. Credit not given for both MUS 172 and MUSM 2201/201. Additional course fee.

2202 BRASS INSTRUMENTS LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1111. Fundamentals of brass instrument performance and pedagogy for secondary education; basic goals and teaching techniques; diagnosis and solutions for typical developmental problems; investigation of source literature, materials, recordings, solo and ensemble literature. Instruments studied include: trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba. Credit not given for both MUS 173 and MUSM 2202. Additional course fee.

2203 STRING INSTRUMENTS LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1111. Fundamental of string instrument performance and pedagogy for secondary education; basic goals and teaching techniques; diagnosis and solutions for typical developmental problems; investigation of source literature, materials, recordings, solo and ensemble literature. Instruments studied include: violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Credit not given for both MUS 175 and MUSM 2203. Additional course fee.

2204 PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1111. Fundamentals of percussion instrument performance and pedagogy for secondary education; basic goals and teaching techniques; diagnosis and solutions for typical developmental problems; investigation of source literature, materials, recordings, solo and ensemble literature. Instruments studied include: snare drum, orchestral instruments, mallet instruments, timpani, drum set, Latin and marching percussion. Credit not given for both MUS 174 and MUSM 2204. Additional course fee.

2206 CHORAL METHODS LECTURE ANDSTUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1261, sophomore, junior or senior standing. Pedagogy for choral teaching at the elementary and secondary level; basic goals, teaching techniques, and evaluation of vocal ranges; diagnosis and solutions for typical developmental problems; investigation of source literature, materials, recordings, solo and ensemble literature. Credit not given for both MUS 234 and MUSM 2206. Additional course fee.

2207/207 JAZZ METHODS LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1261, sophomore, junior or senior standing. Fundamentals and pedagogy for teaching jazz at the secondary level; basic goals and teaching techniques; diagnosis and solutions for typical developmental problems; investigation of source literature, materials, recordings, solo and ensemble literature. Credit not given for both MUS 227 and MUSM 2207. Additional course fee.

2218 COMPOSITION I /1 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1114.
Introduction to composition. Interrelationship and organization of pitch and rhythm. Analysis and composition utilizing simpler forms. Individual instruction. Credit not given for both MUS 212 and MUSM 2218. Additional course fee.

2219/219 COMPOSITION II /1 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 2218. Introduction to composition. Interrelationship and organization of pitch and rhythm. Analysis and composition utilizing the simpler forms. Individual instruction. Credit not given for both MUS 213 and MUSM 2219. Additional course fee.

2228 WORLD MUSIC CULTURES (3)
Prerequisite: English 1280 or equivalent.
A survey of the music of several non-Western cultures: India, the Middle East, China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, Europe (folk music), Latin America, native North America, Polynesia, and Australia. Credit not given for both MUS 285 and MUSM 2228. IAI: F1 903N

2241 DICTION I LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
English and German diction related to singing. Credit not given for both MUS 296 and MUSM 2241.

2242 DICTION II LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
French and Italian diction related to singing. Credit not given for both MUS 297 and MUSM 2242.

3000 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Individually supervised study of selected topics. May be repeated for credit.

3020 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I (3)
Prerequisites: MUSM 1112; ENG 1280 or equivalent. Music history and literature to 1750.

3021 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II (3)
Prerequisite: 3020.Music history and literature since 1750. Writing Emphasis course.

3301 WOODWIND PEDAGOGY (3)
Prerequisite: Eight credit hours of applied woodwind lessons, junior or senior standing. Basic approaches to teaching woodwinds; private and group methods and various pedagogical approaches explored; history and literature of woodwind instruments analyzed.

3302 BRASS PEDAGOGY (3)
Prerequisite: Eight credit hours of applied brass lessons, junior or senior standing. Basic approaches to teaching brass instruments; private and group methods and various pedagogical approaches explored; history and literature of brass repertoire analyzed.

3303 STRING PEDAGOGY (3)
Prerequisite: Eight credit hours of applied string lessons, junior or senior standing. Basic approaches to teaching strings; private and group methods and various pedagogical approaches explored; history and literature of string repertoire analyzed.

3304 PERCUSSION PEDAGOGY (3)
Prerequisite: Eight credit hours of applied percussion lessons, junior or senior standing. Basic approaches to teaching percussion instruments; private and group methods and various pedagogical approaches explored; history and literature of percussion repertoire analyzed.

3305 PIANO PEDAGOGY (3)
Prerequisite: Eight credit hours of applied piano lessons, junior or senior standing. Basic approaches to teaching piano; private and group methods and various pedagogical approaches explored; history and literature of piano repertoire analyzed.

3306 VOCAL PEDAGOGY (3)
Prerequisite: Eight credit hours of applied voice lessons, junior or senior standing. Basic approaches to teaching voice; private and group methods and various pedagogical approaches explored; history and literature of vocal repertoire analyzed.

3310 FORM AND ANALYSIS (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 154 or 160 and 190 or MUSM 1114 and 1118. Structure and design of music; emphasis on instrumental and choral forms of master works. Credit not given for both MUS 273 and MUSM 3310. Additional course fee.

3311 COUNTERPOINT (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 154 or 160 and 190 or MUSM 1114 and 1118.
Contrapuntal techniques of the 18th and 19th centuries. Examples from literature. Analysis and composition exercises. Credit not given for both MUS 277 and MUSM 3311/311. Additional course fee.

3800 JUNIOR RECITAL (0)
Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of applied instructor.

3318 COMPOSITION III /1 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 2219. Analysis and composition of music for various media utilizing complex form and structure. Individual instruction. Credit not given for both MUS 312 and MUSM 3318. Additional course fee.

3319 COMPOSITION IV /1 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 3318. Analysis and composition of music for various media utilizing complex form and structure. Individual instruction. Additional course fee.

3330 JAZZ PEDAGOGY (3)
Prerequisite: Eight credit hours of applied lessons in major instrument or vocal area; junior or senior standing. Basic approaches to teaching jazz; private and group methods and various pedagogical approaches explored; history and literature of jazz repertoire analyzed.

4014 ORCHESTRATION (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 154 or 160 and 190 or MUSM 1114 and 1118. Ranges, sonorities, and characteristics of writing and arranging for vocal and instrumental music; study of representative works from various periods; exercises in arranging for small and large vocal and instrumental ensembles; exercises in using computer notation software. Credit not given for both MUS 318 and MUSM 4014. Additional course fee.

4040 CONDUCTING LECTURE AND STUDIO /3 (2)
Prerequisite: MUSM 1114, 1118, 3021 or 3317, and 4014. Techniques of band and choral conducting; rudiments of the baton, instrumentation, score reading, style, and expression; consideration of rehearsal techniques. Credit not given for both MUS 316 and MUSM 4040.

4061 METHODS OF TEACHING MUSIC IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL / FIELD / 20 (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to College of Education. Methods of teaching music in elementary school, grades K-5. Twenty hours of elementary school music field experience.

4062 METHODS OF TEACHING MUSIC IN MIDDLE SCHOOL / FIELD / 20 (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to College of Education and consent of the department. Methods of teaching music in the middle school, grades 6-8. Twenty hours of middle school music field experience.

4063  METHODS OF TEACHING MUSIC IN SECONDARY SCHOOL / FIELD / 20 (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to College of Education and consent of the department. Methods of teaching music in the secondary school grades 9-12. Twenty hours of secondary school music field experience.

4064 METHODS OF TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS / FIELD / 20 (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to College of Education, READ 4100 (or concurrent enrollment in ELCF READ 4100), and consent of the department. Methods of teaching instrumental music in middle school grades 6-8 and high school grades 9-12. Twenty-five hours of tutoring middle grade and high school grade students. Credit given for only one of the following: MUS 241, 364, MUSM 4064.

4075 STUDENT TEACHING: SECONDARY LEVEL MUSIC (6)
Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education; completion of all coursework in the approved program; successful completion of proficiency exams in music theory, aural and keyboard skills, and applied instrumental or vocal area; 2.5 grade point average in area of specialization, in professional education, and in all coursework required in the approved program; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years. Off-campus placement in secondary level schools in two or more grade levels. University and cooperating school supervision. Five full days including seminar for 16 weeks. No other courses may be taken during the semester of student teaching. Credit given for only one of the following: MUS 270, MUS 375, MUSM 4075, and MUSM 4076.

4076 STUDENT TEACHING AND SEMINAR: K-12 /FIELD (6)
Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education; completion of all coursework in the approved program; successful completion of proficiency exams in music theory, aural and keyboard skills, and applied instrumental or vocal area; 2.5 grade point average in area of specialization, in professional education, and in all coursework required in the approved program; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years. Off-campus placement in elementary or secondary level schools in two or more grade levels. University and cooperating school supervision. Five full days including seminar for 16 weeks. No other courses may be taken during the semester of student teaching. Credit given for only one of the following: MUS 270, MUS 375, MUSM 4075, and MUSM 4076.

4800 SENIOR RECITAL (0)
Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of applied instructor.

4900 MUSIC INTERNSHIP (3-6)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English, mathematics, and reading qualification examinations and required courses; senior standing; MUS 190 or MUSM 1118 and MUS 292 or MUSM 3021. Supervised experience as a volunteer worker in a music setting. Options include: recording studio; professional ensemble; educational, arts, or union professional organizations. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. Credit not given for both MUS 390 an MUSM 4900.

5000 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Individually supervised study of selected topics. May be repeated for credit.

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