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General Courses

+ = Applicable toward general education degree requirements
WI = Writing intensive course

MUS 099. Concert Attendance 0 credit
Attendance at six approved recitals or concerts in the semester, in addition to those in which the student is a performer. Required each semester of all music and music education majors. Pass/Fail grade option.

+MUS 101. Basic Musicianship 2 credits
Notation of pitch and rhythm on the staff, geography of the piano keyboard and basic theoretical materials such as scales, intervals, keys and triads. Written work reinforced and enhanced through keyboard and ear training exercises. Intro music theory course for non-music majors.

+MUS 102. Guitar Class 1 credit
Beginning instruction in guitar. No previous knowledge of guitar or music needed.

+MUS 103. Applied Music (non Music majors/minors)
(Voice or Instrument)* 1 credit
Private lessons in selected instrument or voice. Can be repeated up to eight credits. One 30-minute lesson per week for each semester hour of credit. For fees, see Expense section. Private instruction offered in Voice, Clarinet, Tuba, Piano, Flute, Percussion, Organ, Oboe, Guitar, Violin, Bassoon, Saxophone, Viola, French Horn, Euphonium, Cello, Trumpet, Harp, String Bass, Trombone or composition.

+MUS 203. Applied Music (Music majors and minors only)
(Voice or Instrument)* 1-2 credits
Private lessons in selected instrument or voice. Can be repeated for credit. One 30-minute lesson per week for each semester hour of credit. Students studying their instrument/voice for 2 credits are expected to practice twice as much. They are expected to cover more repertoire, make greater progress in technique, and to perform at a higher level than those registered for 1 credit. For fees, see Expenses section.

+MUS 303. Advanced Applied Music (Voice or Instrument)* 1-2 credits
Private lessons in selected instrument or voice. Can be repeated for credit. One 30-minute lesson per week for each semester hour of credit. Students studying their instrument/voice for 2 credits are expected to practice twice as much. They are expected to cover more repertoire, make greater progress in technique, and to perform at a higher level than those registered for 1 credit. For fees, see Expenses section. Permission of instructor required for 2 credit option and for the first registration in 303.

+MUS 104. Piano Class 1 credit
Beginning instruction in piano. For students with no previous study of music or piano.

+MUS 105. Piano Class II 1 credit
Continuance of group instruction in piano. For students who have some reading/playing skills. Prerequisites: MUS 104 or approval of instructor.

+MUS 106. Voice Class 1 credit
Beginning instruction in voice. No previous knowledge of voice of music is needed.

+MUS 110. Music Orientation 2-3 credits
Designed to acquaint students with a listening appreciation of music, musical form, and musical history. For non-majors. Three-credit option ACCEL format only.

+MUS 114. Irish Music in the World 3 credits
A listening course focusing on the music of Ireland and its social, cultural, artistic and political significance. The migration and influence of Irish music to other parts of the world, particularly North America, is stressed.

+MUS 115. Music in Culture 3 credits
A listening course exploring the role of music in several world cultures. Recommended for non-majors.

+MUS 116. Topics in Music Culture 3 credits
A listening course exploring a single music culture. The class explores the roots of the selected culture, its musical characteristics, the meaning of the music within the culture, and its influence on the world beyond.

+MUS 120. Jazz Appreciation 3 credits
A historical presentation of jazz in America. An investigation and analysis of all types of jazz from Early New Orleans Jazz to current contemporary styles. Course is designed to enhance the listening skills of the student regardless of background or musical experience. Students will acquire the skills necessary to enjoy and appreciate jazz at a deeper level and discriminate between different types of jazz.

+MUS 150. Composition Class 3 credits
Composition Class is an exploration of compositional techniques, and use of current technology as creative tool for musical expression. This course is designed for the person who has an interest in the process of writing music, recording music on a computer, and arranging for acoustic instruments. Class meetings will include structured lessons in contemporary music, and student-led presentations of projects. Class assignments will involve the opportunity to use computer/midi-synthesizer technologies. Prerequisite: MUS 101, or the ability to read music. Student capacity 8.

MUS 317. Introduction to Musical Theatre 3 credits
Cross-disciplinary course providing musical and theatre background for music and theatre majors and minors. Explores areas common to both disciplines and enables students to share strengths. Helps students develop basic and more advanced skills in the musical theatre and gives a broad knowledge of the medium. Same as THTR 317.

MUS 403. Applied Music Capstone: Senior Recital (Voice or Instrument) 2 credits
Private lessons in selected instrument or voice in preparation for and including the Senior Recital. Students may register for 2 credits in one section, or 1 credit in two different sections. In either case only one recital event is required. Prerequisites: 7 semesters of applied music (at least 3 of these at the 303 level) and approval of instructor required. For fees, see Expenses section.

MUS 450. Independent Study in Music 1-3 credits
Students must have successfully completed MUS 302 (with C or better) and have junior or senior standing as a music major. Signature of instructor required.

ENSEMBLES

+MUS 111. University Chorale 0 or 1 credit
A select mixed-voice choir which studies and performs significant choral literature of all periods and styles, and which serves the university through participation in official events. Enrollment by audition and consent of the director. Maximum of 8 credits may be used toward a degree.

+MUS 117. Symphonic Band 0 or 1 credit
A select group that performs wind band literature of all periods and styles. Rehearsal and performance of the finest wind repertoire at the highest level will enhance the student's aesthetic awareness and perception. Involvement with performed music at home concerts, off-campus performances, civic and athletic events will raise the student's awareness of music as a powerful cultural force. Enrollment by audition and consent of the director. Maximum of 8 credits may be used toward a degree.

+MUS 118. Jazz Ensemble/Combos 0 or 1 credit
A select group that studies and performs music in various jazz styles. Performance of jazz music at the highest level will enhance student aesthetic awareness and perception. Performances on and off-campus will raise the student's awareness of music as a powerful cultural force. Enrollment by audition and consent of the director. Enrollment in MUS 117 recommended. Maximum of 4 credits may be used toward a degree.

+MUS 119. SAU Community Symphony Orchestra 0 or 1 credit
Ensemble concentrating on a variety of orchestral literature. Instructor's permission required. Maximum of 8 credits may be used toward a degree.

+MUS 121-127. Ensemble 0 or 1 credit
Ensemble work in the following groups:
121. Vocal Ensemble
122. String Ensemble
123. Woodwind Ensemble
124. Brass Ensemble
125. Piano Ensemble
126. Mixed Ensemble
127. Percussion Ensemble
Enrollment by consent of the appropriate faculty member. Offered on as-needed basis. Maximum of 4 credits may be used toward a degree.

MUS 311. Chamber Singers 0 or 1 credit
A mixed-voice chamber choir of 20-30 singers which studies and performs significant literature for the chamber choir. Enrollment by audition. Maximum of 4 credits may be used toward completion of a degree.

+MUS 313. STAMVOJA 0 or 1 credit
Vocal jazz performing ensemble. Membership by audition. Maximum of 4 credits may be used toward a degree.

MUSIC THEORY COURSES

MUS 090. Music Fundamentals 1 credit
Designed to isolate, diagnose and overcome weaker areas of a student's music background. Offers short review of basic elements of rhythm and notation, including structure of intervals, scales and triads. Students should enroll only if indicated on placement tests. Course does not count toward 120 hours required for graduation. Must earn a pass grade in order to continue in MUS 201 or 207. Pass/Fail grade option.

MUS 201. Theory I 2 credits
Basic elements of music. Introduction to the theory and analysis of diatonic harmony. Triads, seventh chords, voice leading, part writing, harmonic progression, and transposing instruments.

MUS 202. Theory II 2 credits
Continuation of MUS 201. Non-chords tones, dominant and non-dominant sevenths, sequential progressions, cadences, motives, phrases, and periodic forms. Introduction to chromatic harmony. Prerequisite: MUS 201 with "C" or better.

MUS 207. Aural Skills I 2 credits
Performance and aural recognition of intervals, major and minor scales, triads, diatonic melodies and chord progressions, and basic rhythmic patterns in simple and compound meters. Keyboard realization of intervals, scales, triads, seventh chords, and brief diatonic progressions.

MUS 208. Aural Skills II 2 credits
Continuation of MUS 207. Sevenths chords. Longer and more complicated diatonic melodies and chord progressions. Basic rhythmic patterns in less common meters. Hypermeter. Keyboard realization of lead-sheet symbols and longer diatonic progressions. Prerequisite: MUS 207 with "C" or better.

MUS 301. Theory III 2 credits
Continuation of MUS 202. Theory and analysis of chromatic harmony including secondary functions, modulation, mode mixture, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, enharmonic modulation, extended tertian chords, binary and ternary forms. Prerequisite: MUS 202 with "C" or better.

MUS 302. Theory IV 2 credits
Continuation of MUS 301. Theory and analysis of pitch organization in the late Romantic, Impressionistic, jazz, and tonally-centric 20th-century idioms. Sonata, rondo, and variation forms. Prerequisite: MUS 301 with "C" or better.

MUS 307. Aural Skills III 2 credits
Continuation of MUS 208. Modes and extended tertian chords, chromatic melodies, chord progressions, modulation, two-voice melodic dictation, syncopation, hemiola, and irregular division of the beat. Keyboard realization of altered leadsheet symbols and chromatic chord progressions. Prerequisite: MUS 208 with "C" or better.

MUS 308. Aural Skills IV 2 credits
Continuation of MUS 307. Advanced chromatic, Impressionistic, post-tonal pitch materials, polyrhythms, composite meter, tempo modulation, and modern durational procedures. Keyboard realization of modulating chromatic
progressions and basic impressionistic and 20th-century materials. Prerequisite: MUS 307 with "C" or better.

MUS 401. Counterpoint 2 credits
Theoretical and practical study of counterpoint, and stylistic writings in the style of 16th and 18th century composers. Species counterpoint, Canon, Motet, Dance variations and Madrigal. Figured Bass, Inventions, Sinfonia, and Fugue. Presentation of composition projects and midterm and final periods. Prerequisite: MUS 301 with "C" or better.

MUS 407. Form and Analysis 3 credits
Advanced theory and analysis of large-scale tonal structures with special emphasis on layer (Schenkerian) analysis techniques. Post-tonal theory and analysis using pitch-class sets, serial procedures, metric and rhythmic procedures and other contemporary techniques. Survey of recent scholarship in music theory. Culmination in public lecture/presentation.
Prerequisite: MUS 302 with "C" or better.

MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE

+MUS 309. Music in Liturgy 3 credits
The history and development of Christian worship with special emphasis on musical traditions. The theological, pastoral, and practical aspects of planning contemporary Catholic and Protestant worship services. Practical experience in liturgical planning. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. (Same as THEO 309)

WI-MUS 325. Music History and Literature: Antiquity to 1700 3 credits
Detailed study of the history of music and music litera ture of the period. Prerequisite: MUS 202

MUS 326. Music History and Literature: 1700 to 1890 3 credits
Detailed study of history of music and music literature from 1700-1890. Prerequisite: MUS 202.

WI-MUS 327. Music History and Literature III 3 credits
Detailed study of art music since 1890, popular music styles (especially in U.S.) and ethnomusicology. Prerequisite: MUS 202.

MUSIC EDUCATION

MUS 234. Percussion Techniques 1 credit
Basic information concerning teaching methods and performance techniques for musical instruments common to the percussion family. Students will follow a course of study that will enable them to teach beginning students at the elementary or secondary school levels and to continue to provide them with an accepted, organized approach to learning and developing percussion techniques and skills. Course is designed to acquaint students with the history of each major instrument, their acoustical properties and methods of sound production, and the idiosyncrasies of percussion music notation. Music majors only.

MUS 235. Brass Techniques 1 credit
Basic information concerning teaching methods and performance techniques for musical instruments common to the brass family. Students will follow a course of study that will enable them to teach beginning students at the elementary or secondary school levels and to continue to provide them with an accepted, organized approach to learning and developing brass techniques and skills. Course is designed to acquaint students with the history of each major instrument, their acoustical properties and methods of sound production. Music majors only.

MUS 236. Technique for Piano 1 credit
Basic keyboard skills for classroom and personal use, including scales, chords, harmonization, sight reading, and transposition. Required for first-year music majors. May be repeated for credit. Music majors and minors only.

MUS 237. Technique for Voice 1 credit
Theoretical and practical aspects, such as voice classification, technical training methods, breathing, the adolescent changing voice, style, and interpretation. Music majors only.

MUS 238. Woodwind Techniques 1 credit
Basic information concerning teaching methods and performance techniques for musical instruments common to the woodwind family. Students will follow a course of study that will enable them to teach beginning students at the elementary or secondary school levels and to continue to provide them with an accepted, organized approach to learning and developing woodwind techniques and skills. Course is designed to acquaint students with the history of each major instrument, their acoustical properties and methods of sound production. Music majors only.

MUS 239. Technique for
String Instruments 1 credit
Basic skills for playing string instruments. Planning a course of study. Simulates classroom situations and methods. Music majors only.

MUS 240. Technique for Guitar 1 credit
Fundamentals for music education majors and elementary classroom teachers. Develops such skills as chording, harmonizing, transposing and reading of melodic lines. Music majors only.

MUS 242. Piano Pedagogy and Literature 1 credit
Overview of methods and materials for teaching piano at all levels. Listening lectures pertaining to piano literature from 1700 to the present.

MUS 244. Music for the Elementary Classroom 2 credits
Provide elementary education teachers mate rials and skills for teaching music in the classroom. Emphasis on basic theory, fundamental piano, guitar and singing. Twenty-five hours of field experience required for music education majors.

MUS 318. Marching Band/Jazz Band Procedures 2 credits
Philosophy, administration, and instruction for the school marching band and jazz band programs. Development of organizational and rehearsal techniques, needed to create successful marching band and jazz band programs. Practical experience and rehearsal techniques in a variety of instructional settings.

MUS 319. Conducting 3 credits
Essentials of conducting, with technique and mechanics of the baton. Literature pertaining to art of conducting. Rehearsal procedure and conducting practice. Prerequisites: MUS 201, 202.

MUS 320. Conducting II: Choral 3 credits
Selection of choral literature will be addressed. Refining the techniques of rehearsing and conducting choral music.
Prerequisite: MUS 319.

MUS 321. Conducting II: Instrumental 3 credit
Continuation of MUS 319. Refining techniques of rehearsing and conducting instrumental music performance groups. Survey of core repertoire for the wind ensemble, symphonic band, and/or orchestra. Prerequisite: MUS 319.

MUS 322. Secondary Choral Methods 3 credits
Study of materials, media, and methods used in teaching general and vocal music in grades 7-12. Prerequisite: MUS 202.

MUS 323. Instrumental Materials and Methods for Music Education 3 credits
Study of teaching methods and materials used in teaching instrumental music in the schools (Grades 5-12). Prerequisite: MUS 202.

MUS 324. Music Technology and Practicum 3 credits
Educational use of technologies including computers, MIDI and electronic keyboards, amplification, recording and playback of sound. Individualized projects with technological components.



For More Information
Bill Campbell, PhD, Dept. Chair
563/333-6145