MUSC 501 Computers and Technology for the Musician (3)
Hands-on approach to computer-based technology in the general music classroom and rehearsal setting.
MUSC 506 Psychology of Music (3)
A study of the nature of musical behaviors related to learning in the K-12 setting. Topics include an introduction to developmental learning theories, testing and authentic assessment issues, and research studies applied to music teaching.
MUSC 507 Music in the Middle Ages (3)
Course covers Western European monophonic and polyphonic music from the ninth through fourteenth century.
MUSC 511 Analytical Techniques (3)
Musical analysis of various genres and major works from the Middle Ages through Modernity.
MUSC 512 Music in the Renaissance (3)
Course covers sacred and secular music from the fifteenth through seventeenth century.
MUSC 513 Music in the Baroque Era (3)
Course covers various genres of vocal and instrumental music from the seventeenth through mid-eighteenth century.
MUSC 515 Improvisation and Transposition (3)
Various styles, idioms, and performance practices specific to improvisation and transposition.
MUSC 516 Music in the Classic Era (3)
Course covers various genres of vocal and instrumental music from the mid-eighteenth through early nineteenth century
MUSC 518 Music in the Romantic Era (3)
Course covers various genres of vocal and instrumental music of the nineteenth century.
MUSC 519 Seminar in World Music (3)
This seminar investigates both classical and popular musical traditions of selected non-Western societies, examining performance venues, relationships to other traditions, and the unique meanings of music within different cultures.
MUSC 520 Instrumental Literature and Conducting (3)
Introduction to instrumental literature as well as rehearsal and conducting techniques for orchestra, band, and stage band.
MUSC 521 Seminar in Elementary Education (3)
This seminar examines current research practices in music education and curricular design for elementary general music K-6.
MUSC 522 Seminar in Secondary Education (3)
This seminar examines current research practices in music education, interdisciplinary arts and curricular design for secondary general music 7-12.
MUSC 525 Administration and Supervision of Music Education (3)
Course covers pedagogical and administrative issues affecting music K-12 programs today; including arts advocacy, scheduling, mentoring novice teachers in the field.
MUSC 526 Care and Repair of Instruments (3)
Practical course in proper care of band and orchestral instruments and procedures for minor repairs.
MUSC 527 History and Philosophy of Music Education (3)
This course addresses the changes and issues that have radically shaped American music education from the 1950s to the present.
MUSC 528 Seminar in Working with Special Needs Students (3)
This seminar focuses on trends in music education for exceptional children identified by Public Law 94-142 and current policies on inclusion in the general music classroom.
MUSC 530 Choral Arranging (3)
Arranging for vocal ensembles of treble and mixed voices.
MUSC 531 Choral Literature and Conducting (3)
A survey of choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. Advanced rehearsal and conducting techniques; includes a lab component.
MUSC 536 Instrumental Arranging (3)
Review of orchestration fundamentals and the writing of practical arrangements for various instrumental ensembles.
MUSC 537A Ensemble Participation: Wind Ensemble (0)
MUSC 537B Ensemble Participation: Orchestra (0)
MUSC 537C Ensemble Participation: Campus Choir (0)
MUSC 537D Ensemble Participation: Jazz Ensemble (0)
MUSC 537E Ensemble Participation: String Quartet/Chamber Music (0)
MUSC 541 Composition (3)
Composition of works in small and large form for vocal and/or instrumental ensemble.
MUSC 543 Introduction to Music Bibliography and Research (3)
A seminar designed as an introduction to basic research methodology appropriate to music study.
MUSC 545,546 Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy I, II (3, 3)
Vocal seminars emphasize physiology of the voice, and application of proper vocal technique for training and conducting choirs; includes International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and Alexander Technique. MUSC 545 is prerequisite for MUSC 546.
MUSC 550 Applied Music-Voice (variable credit)
MUSC 551 Applied Music-Piano (variable credit)
MUSC 552 Applied Music-Organ (variable credit)
MUSC 553 Applied Music-Strings (variable credit)
MUSC 554 Applied Music-Woodwinds (variable credit)
MUSC 558 Applied Music-Brass (variable credit)
MUSC 555 Professional Contribution (0)
MUSC 555R Professional Contribution: Recital (0)
MUSC 555T Professional Contribution: Thesis (3)
MUSC 599 Independent Study (variable credit)
A project or course designed for the individual student's interest and needs through self-directed learning. Prior approval of the department chair and dean is required.
At the completion of the required academic credits, the candidate must complete written comprehensive examination and a Professional Contribution (thesis, workshop, or lecture recital), under the direction of a music faculty mentor.