Bulletin--Music Discipline-1

MUSIC


College of Creative Arts
(See Music in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

Undergraduate Courses

120 Basic Music I (3) [GE]

Emphasis to be specified in Class Schedule. Fundamentals of music applied through development of basic skills in music reading, writing, listening, and singing or playing selected instruments. Open to all students without prerequisite. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. May not be repeated for credit.

121 Basic Music II (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: MUS 120 or consent of instructor. Emphasis to be specified in Class Schedule. Continuation of MUS 120. Use of music materials in functional and contemporary harmony through writing and performing (singing or playing selected instruments). Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. May not be repeated for credit.

150 Concert Music (0)

Audience participation at designated on-campus concerts scheduled by the Department of Music. Required each semester of music majors.

201 Class Piano I (1)

Prerequisites: music majors and minors (priority given to music majors); others by departmental permission, placement audition required; ability to read treble and bass clefs. Instruction includes techniques, repertoire, and keyboard harmony.

202 Class Piano II (1)

Prerequisite: MUS 201 or equivalent. MUS 202 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 232. Priority given to music majors. Continuation of basic class piano for music majors and minors. Laboratory.

203 Class Piano III (1)

Prerequisite: MUS 202 or equivalent. MUS 203 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 233. Priority given to music majors. Continuation of basic class piano for music majors and minors. Laboratory.

210 Keyboard Harmony (1)

Prerequisites: placement test and recommendation of adviser. Priority given to music majors. Accelerated one-semester study of keyboard harmony which, by advisement, may be required of piano majors in lieu of MUS 201, 202, and 203. Laboratory.

214 Second Year Written Composition: Music (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: ENG 114. Focus on selected authors and topics from music literature and criticism. Training in expository and critical/analytical writing about music and musical performance. May be taken as an alternate to ENG 214. Must be taken after student has completed 24 units and before completing 60 units. ABC/NC grading.

221 Fundamentals of Ear Training and Musicianship I (2)

Prerequisites: knowledge of written scales, key signatures, rhythms, intervals and triads; ability to sing scales. Concurrent enrollment advised in MUS 231 and Class Piano. Priority given to music majors. Ear training and sight singing. Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. Laboratory, involving individual and group instruction and participation.

222 Fundamentals of Ear Training and Musicianship II (2)

Prerequisite: MUS 221 or equivalent. Concurrent enrollment advised in MUS 232. Priority given to music majors. Continuation of MUS 221. Laboratory.

223 Fundamentals of Ear Training and Musicianship III (2)

Prerequisite: MUS 222 or equivalent. Priority given to music majors. Continuation of MUS 222. Laboratory.

231 Diatonic Analysis and Synthesis (3)

Prerequisites: knowledge of scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, ability to read treble and bass clefs. Concurrent enrollment advised in MUS 221 and Class Piano. Priority given to music majors. Harmonic techniques of the common practice period. Four part writing, triads and dominant seventh chords, inversions, non-harmonic tones, cadences.

232 Chromatic Analysis and Synthesis (3)

Prerequisite: MUS 231. Concurrent enrollment advised in MUS 222 and Class Piano. Priority given to music majors. Continuation of harmonic studies covering modulation to closely related keys; secondary dominants; irregular resolutions; diminished, half-diminished, and non-dominant seventh chords.

233 Advanced Tonal Procedures (3)

Prerequisite: MUS 232. Concurrent enrollment advised in MUS 223 and Class Piano. Priority given to music majors. Continuation of harmonic studies covering modulation to remote keys, modal mixture, sequence, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, and other altered chords.

250 Survey of Music Literature I (3) [GE]

Stylistic survey of the music literature of the tonal era, 1600-1790, with emphasis on aural and visual identification of the principal musical styles of the standard repertoire.

251 Survey of Music Literature II (3) [GE]

Stylistic survey of the music literature of the tonal era, 1790-1890, with emphasis on aural and visual identification of the principal musical styles of the standard repertoire.

Applied Instruction Series

Class and individual instruction in instruments and voice. All class instruction is listed in the Class Schedule. All upper division applied instruction is available only with departmental permission.

301 Class Piano IV (1)

Prerequisite: MUS 203 or equivalent. Priority given to music majors. Intermediate class piano for voice, composition, instrumental, and music history majors. Laboratory.

302 Class Piano V (1)

Prerequisite: MUS 301 or equivalent. Priority given to music majors. Continuation of intermediate class piano. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory.

303 Piano Major (1)

Prerequisite: audition. For music majors only. Advanced individual projects in performance and literature for piano. May be repeated for up to eight units.

309 Singing for Self Expression I (1) [GE]

Basic elements of vocal technique. Analysis of individual problems and corrective vocalises. Breath control, tone production, placement, phonetics in group and individual practice and performance emphasizing the special needs of self-presentation.

310 Singing for Self Expression II (1)

Prior completion of MUS 309 suggested, but open to all students by consent of instructor. Continuation of practice performance in the development of vocal technique. Problems of style, singing without amplification, the relation of declamation to singing. Coaching and performance of song literature of contemporary musical genres.

311 Class Voice I (1)

Prerequisites: major/minor in music (priority); major in lyric theatre; others by departmental permission; ability to read music. Foundational techniques in singing, tone production, musicianship and interpretation. Laboratory.

312 Class Voice II (1)

Prerequisites: major/minor in music (priority); major in lyric theatre; others by departmental permission; MUS 311 or equivalent. Continuation of basic class voice. May be repeated for credit.

313 Voice Major (1)

Prerequisites: music major; audition; departmental permission; and simultaneous enrollment in MUS 150 and in a vocal or choral ensemble as assigned. Vocal study as required for the Bachelor of Arts in Music or the Bachelor of Music degree. May be repeated for credit.

321 Class Organ (1)

Prerequisites: three or more years of piano study and audition. Basic studies in organ literature and techniques. Laboratory. May be repeated for a total of three units.

323 Organ Major (1)

Prerequisite: music major and departmental permission. Advanced individual projects in performance and literature for organ. May be repeated for credit.

331 Jazz Guitar (1)

Prerequisite: music reading ability; audition required. For students with previous guitar experience and basic music theory knowledge wishing to learn jazz guitar styles/techniques. Goals include reading up to fifth position, scales/arpeggios in all positions, jazz chord voicings, and chord/scale relationships. May be repeated once for credit.

341 Class Harpsichord (1)

Prerequisite: three or more years of piano study and audition. Basic studies in harpsichord literature and techniques. Laboratory. May be repeated for a total of three units.

343 Harpsichord Major (1)

Prerequisite: music major and departmental permission. Advanced individual projects in performance and literature for harpsichord. May be repeated for credit.

Class Orchestral and Band Instruments I

Prerequisites: ability to read music; music major/minor; others by departmental permission. Basic skill courses covering fundamentals in embouchure, fingering, articulation, breath control, and hand position.

351 Class Flute I (1)

351 Class Clarinet I (1)

351 Class Percussion I (1)

351 Class Violin I (1)

351 Class Harp I (1)

351 Class Guitar I (1)

351 Class Trumpet I (1)

Instrumental Major

Prerequisites: music major; departmental permission and simultaneous enrollment in MUS 150 and MUS 371, 372, or 377 (for guitarists) as assigned. Advanced study in performance and literature for a specific orchestral or band instrument. May be repeated for credit.

353 Flute Major (1)

353 Oboe Major (1)

353 Clarinet Major (1)

353 Saxophone Major (1)

353 Bassoon Major (1)

353 Horn Major (1)

353 Trumpet Major (1)

353 Trombone Major (1)

353 Tuba Major (1)

353 Percussion Major (1)

353 Violin Major (1)

353 Viola Major (1)

353 Cello Major (1)

353 Double Bass Major (1)

353 Harp Major (1)

353 Guitar Major (1)

360 Major Repertoire (1)

Prerequisite: music major, audition, and departmental permission. Advanced study of literature associated with the study of MUS 303, 313, 323, 343, or 353 as required for the Bachelor of Music degree. May be repeated for credit.

Ensemble Series (MUS 371-390)

Continuing participation in the performing of music literature is a basic requirement for all music majors and minors. Each course in the series may be repeated for credit under advisement. Also open to non-music majors. Extra fee required.

371 Orchestra (1) [GE]

Prerequisite: audition. Major orchestral ensemble for qualified musicians. May be repeated for credit.

372 Symphonic Band (1) [GE]

Prerequisite: audition. Major performance ensemble for qualified brass, woodwind, and percussion players. May be repeated for credit.

373 Concert Choir (1) [GE]

Prerequisite: audition. Open to all students by audition. Preparation and performance of choral literature in smaller forms. May be repeated for credit.

374 Concert Band (1)

Prerequisite: ability to read music; some prior instrumental experience. A workshop for general students interested in band performance.Audition not required. May be repeated for credit.

375 Vocal Chamber Music (1)

Prerequisite: audition. Preparation and performance by small ensembles of intermediate and advanced singers, one on a part. May be repeated for credit.

376 Opera Workshop (1)

Prerequisite: audition. Preparation and performance of opera scenes or opera production. May be repeated for credit.

377 Instrumental Ensembles (1)

Prerequisite: audition. Preparation and performance of literature for specific woodwind, brass, percussion, or string ensembles. May be repeated for credit.

378 Chamber Music (1)

Prerequisite: audition. Preparation and performance of chamber music literature by advanced students in small ensembles. May be repeated for credit.

379 University Chorus (1)

Prerequisite: audition. Open to all students by audition. Rehearsal and performance of masterworks for large chorus and orchestra. May be repeated for credit.

381 Chamber Choir (1)

Prerequisite: audition. A small choir of intermediate and advanced singers. May be repeated for credit.

383 Piano Accompaniment (1)

Prerequisite: audition. Development of accompaniment skills through preparation and performance of selected vocal and instrumental literature. May be repeated for once for credit.

384 Piano Ensemble (1)

Prerequisite: audition. Preparation and performance of selected works for two pianos and one piano/four hands. May be repeated for credit.

388 Jazz Combo/Vocal Jazz (1)

Prerequisites: audition; MUS 430 and 440 or consent of instructor. Two- to eight-piece interactive groups in all styles. Vocal jazz emphasizes inflection procedures, arrangement realization, improvisation, and microphone technique. May be repeated for credit.

389 New Music Ensemble (1)

Prerequisites: performance ability on instrument or voice at major instruction level and audition. Preparation and performance of new ensemble music. May be repeated for credit.

390 Jazz Band (1)

Prerequisites: audition; MUS 430 and 440 or consent of instructor. Eighteen to twenty-piece group consisting of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm sections with emphasis on arrangement realization and improvisation in all styles. May be repeated for credit.

391 Piano Sightreading (1)

Prerequisite: piano major or by audition. Broad and systematic approach to the skills needed to sightread at a reasonable speed. May be repeated for two units of credit.

392 Piano Performance Practicum (1)

Prerequisite: piano performance major or audition. Discussion and analysis of student performance in the classroom setting. Technical problems and performance practice in the standard concert repertoire. May be repeated for credit.

394 Vocal Performance Practicum (1)

Prerequisite: vocal performance major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of student performance in the classroom setting. Technical problems and performance practice in the standard vocal repertoire. May be repeated for credit.

396 Chamber Music Forum (1)

Concurrent enrollment in chamber music or consent of instructor. Discussion and analysis of student performance in the classroom setting. Technical problems and performance practice of chamber music repertoire. May be repeated for credit.

400 Modal Counterpoint (3)

Prerequisite: MUS 233. A study of the contrapuntal style of the sixteenth century through written exercises in the apecies in two- and three-parts, and studies in imitative counterpoint.

405 Tonal Counterpoint (3)

Prerequisite: MUS 400. A study of the contrapuntal practices of the eighteenth century through written exercises in two- and three-parts based on analysis of representative examples from the literature.

410 Form and Design (3)

Prerequisite: MUS 233. Project seminar in analysis designed to increase facility in both visual and aural perception of form; improve score reading ability; provide a historical perspective in the evolution of fugal procedures and of binary, ternary, rondo and sonata forms; prepares the student for analytical graduate work. It is advisable to take MUS 551 previous to or concurrently with MUS 410.

415 Orchestration (3)

Prerequisite: MUS 233. A study of the characteristics of modern orchestral instruments and the orchestrational styles and techniques of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Examination of representative scores from the literature and assignments in scoring for various instrumental ensembles.

420 Twentieth Century Techniques (3)

Prerequisite: MUS 233 or equivalent preparation. A study through analysis and written exercises of the compositional techniques of major composers of the twentieth century.

425 Workshop in Composition (2)

Prerequisites: MUS 410 or equivalent preparation. Free composition, under the supervision of an instructor, based on the musical background and interests of the individual student. Preparation of works for performance in special concerts. May be repeated for a total of eight units for credit. NOTE: students who wish to compose in popular music idioms should enroll in MUS 440.

430 Improvisation (1)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Laboratory for instrumentalists and vocalists. Emphasis on lead sheet and arrangement sight reading in jazz and pop styles. May be repeated for credit.

435 Controlling the Electronic Music Studio (2)

Prerequisite: MUS 504 and composition emphasis or equivalent background. The study and operation of studio analog and digital equipment; signal and MIDI routing: demonstration, discussion, and hands-on projects involving synthesizers, sequencers, MIDI, pulse and voltage control.

436 Introduction to the Electronic Music Studio (2)

Prerequisites: MUS 504 or equivalent preparation. The study and hands-on operation of digital electronic music equipment, including the use of computers in controlling electronic musical instruments.

438 Fundamentals of Computer Music (2)

Prerequisite: MUS 436 and 504 or equivalent preparation. A study of the fundamental theories and issues in software-based digital audio signal analysis, processing, and synthesis. Use of software synthesis and control techniques in creating original musical compositions.

439 Electronic Music Composition (2)

Prerequisites: MUS 436, 438, and 504, or equivalent preparation. Free composition using electro-acoustic techniques. Presentation of original musical compositions in class meetings and special concerts. May be repeated once for credit.

440 Practical Jazz/Pop Harmony (3)

Prerequisites: MUS 203 and 233 or equivalent background. Notation and realization of harmony in jazz/pop/rock music; standard chord progressions and lead sheet symbols.

450 Projects in Theory and Composition (3)

Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor. Composition, counterpoint, formal analysis, orchestration, or theoretical problems. Enrollment subject to approval by the Music Department upon written application by the student. May be repeated for a total of six units for credit.


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