Jul 17, 2024  
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
    
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Course Descriptions


 

Military Science

  
  • MISC 4025 - Advanced Applied Military Leadership


    Apply advanced planning and executing techniques and procedures in the development, execution and evaluation of situationally based training exercises. Serve as the senior leadership of the cadet battalion. Upon completion, each student is prepared for Army’s Basic Leadership Officer Course 2.



    Credits: 1
  
  • MISC 4993 - Independent Study in Military History


    Independent Study in Military History Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.



    Credits: 3

Music

  
  • MUSI 1010 - Introduction to Music


    Surveys the musical literatures that make up the common listening experience of contemporary Americans, emphasizing such ‘classical’ repertories as symphony, opera, ‘early music’ ‘new music,’ blues, and jazz. Teaches effective ways of listening to and thinking critically about each repertoire. Considers how musical choices reflect or create cultural identities, including attitudes toward gender, ethnicity, social relationships, and ideas of the sacred.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 1040 - Exploring the Orchestra


    An introduction to the tradition and repertory of the symphony orchestra. Topics include the development and in strumental makeup of the modern symphony orchestra, forms and genres, and the role of the conductor.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 1070 - Global Music


    Global Music is an introduction to the field of ethnomusicology, the study of music as both an artistic activity and human behavior. It examines music using the methods and concerns of anthropology and cultural study. Over the course of the semester, we will consider not only different systems of music sound, but also different systems of musical meaning.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 1310 - Basic Musical Skills


    Not open to students already qualified to elect MUSI 2302 or 3310. Study of the rudiments of music and training in the ability to read music. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 1620 - History of the Wind Band


    The class is designed to give an introductory look at wind band music development from the early 20th century to present. The class does not require any previous musical experience. The course provides students with historical facts surrounding the wind band movement while allowing students to experience the music aurally.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 1993 - Independent Study


    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 1 to 3
  
  • MUSI 2010 - Music, Meaning, and the Arts


    What does music signify, and how does it convey meaning? How does its collaboration with other arts inflect both its significance and signifying ability? This lecture course seeks to answer these questions in an inquiry that focuses on Western art music from about 1800 to the present. This course is intended for non-music majors; no prior musical experience is required or expected.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2020 - Opera


    Study of musical, literary, and dramatic aspects of representative operatic works. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2040 - Symphonic Masterworks


    Study of symphonic music, including the concerto, from 1700 to the present. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2050 - American Musical Mavericks


    A history of innovative and experimental American music, from Colonial times to the present. 



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2060 - Music and Politics


    In this introductory course, we will explore the relationship of music and politics, from state-sponsored propaganda to explicit critique. Our aim is to understand the various ways in which music can be political, and politics can be shaped by music. No prior musical experience is necessary.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2070 - Popular Musics


    Scholarly and critical study of music circulated through mass media. Specific topic for the semester (e.g. world popular music, bluegrass, country music, hip-hop, Elvis Presley) announced in advance. No previous knowledge of music required.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2080 - American Music


    Scholarly and critical study of music of the Americas, with attention to interaction of music, politics, and society. Specific topics announced in advance. Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2090 - Sound Studies: Anthropology and the Art of Sound Experience


    This course combines approaches from musicology, anthropology, and sound studies in order to explore and experience music, sound and artistic practice in their human (and non-human) behavioural contexts. We investigate local and global sound cultures and trace the ways in which their sound are sampled, remixed and circulated.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2100 - Film Music


    Scholarly and critical study of music in cinema. Specific topics for the semester announced in advance. No previous knowledge of music required.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2110 - Music in Everyday Life


    Explores the implicit cultural messages which circulate within our ever-changing daily soundtracks. This courses focuses our attention on music that we usually take for granted, getting us thinking about the depths of quotidian aesthetic experience.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2120 - History of Jazz Music


    Survey of jazz music from before 1900 through the stylistic changes and trends of the twentieth century; important instrumental performers, composers, arrangers, and vocalists. No previous knowledge of music required.



    Credits: 3 to 4
  
  • MUSI 2130 - Introduction to Jewish Musical Traditions


    This course is an introduction to sacred and secular Jewish musical traditions. Texts include books and articles that draw on ethnomusicology, musicology, folklore, anthropology, sociology, Jewish studies, history and other fields. The course uses case studies to concentrate on developments in these traditions since the middle of the 19th century, focusing the three main groupings of Ashkenazic, Sephardic and Mizrakhi Jewry.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2140 - Music of Multicultural America


    Examines a wide range of folk and ethnic musical traditions that have flourished in or impacted the United States. We ask how these traditions have fed into definitions of “American-ness” over the years, and whether recent trends represent signs of America’s transforming itself into a post-ethnic, post-racial society. Designed for non-music majors. No prerequisites. Musical literacy not assumed.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2210 - Composers


    Study of the lives and works of individuals (e.g., Bach, Beethoven, Cage, Ellington, Smyth) whose participation in musical culture has led them to focus on the creation of musical ‘works.’ Topics announced in advance.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2220 - Composers


    Study of the lives and works of individuals (e.g., Bach, Beethoven, Cage, Ellington, Smyth) whose participation in musical culture has led them to focus on the creation of musical ‘works.’ Topics announced in advance.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2302 - Keyboard Skills (Beginning)


    Introductory keyboard skills; includes sight-reading, improvisation, and accompaniment at the keyboard in a variety of styles. No previous knowledge of music required. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 2304 - Keyboard Skills (Intermediate)


    Intermediate keyboard skills for students with some previous musical experience. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors.  Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 2306 - Fretboard Harmony


    Fretboard skills for students with some previous musical experience. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors. Prerequisite: instructor permission by audition.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 2308 - Voice Class


    This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of healthy vocal production. Classes are designed to improve vocal performance for each student, and to provide a introduction to standard vocal repertoire. This course will also include a look at the anatomy of the voice, resonance and articulation in singing, and voice classifications.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 2340 - Learn to Groove


    Study of rhythmic patterns associated with rhythms from West African, the Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States, through theory and performance.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 2342 - Learn to Groove Intermediate


    “Learn to Groove” hand drumming and rhythmic fluency with Robert Jospe. This is the intermediate level of the class. It is a hands on drumming/percussion class using congas, djembes, claves, shakers, etc. This class is designed to enhance ones knowledge of syncopated patterns associated with jazz, rock, African and Latin American music and to improve ones facility in playing these patterns.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 2350 - Technosonics: Digital Music and Sound Art Composition


    Introduction to digital music and sound art, through history, theory, and musical creation. 



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2370 - Make Rock


    An introduction to rock from the 1950’s to the present, comprising musical, cultural and technological histories and compositional projects, informed by the points of view and poetic processes of their makers. The course is organized around musical and poetic foundations such as the backbeat, affect, control vs. abandon, distortion, production, the solo, and lyric innovation. Creative assignments involve producing musical expressions of rock.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2390 - Introduction to Music and Computers


    Introduction to the use of computers in music composition, with hands-on experience. Appropriate for non-majors.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2400 - Composer/Performer Collaborative Workshop


    This class uses coaching sessions, lectures, presentations, and workshops to explore composer/performer collaboration. With the guidance of the instructors, CCT mentors, and feedback from other students in the class, participants will hone their performance and composition skills in a collaborative practical setting. Various composition and performance projects will be assigned through the term for varying ensemble groups.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 2500 - Jazz Keyboard Skills


    This goal of this class is to develop a basic level of skill in performing, arranging and analyzing standard modern jazz repertoire and styles for the piano. Concepts covered will include chord voicings for the left hand and for two hands; elements of jazz and swing rhythm and melody; reading and interpreting a lead sheet; basic solo jazz piano textures; ii-V-I chord progressions; and transcription and performance of recorded improvised solos.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 2570 - Music Cultures


    Studies of various musical topics, with emphasis on relatons between music and cultural context. Taught at the non-major level.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2600 - Jazz Improvisation


    Jazz Improvisation



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2700 - Music and Politics


    In this introductory course, we will explore the relationship of music and politics, from state-sponsored propaganda to explicit critique. Our aim is to understand the various ways in which music can be political, and politics can be shaped by music. No prior musical experience is necessary.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 2993 - Independent Study


    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 1 to 3
  
  • MUSI 3000 - Studies in Pre-Modern Music (to 1500)


    Introduction to the variety of repertories and music cultures known to have thrived in pre-modern Europe, and the ways such music has been assimilated into 20th-century American ideas about ‘music history.’ Specific topics announced in advance, such as: the music of 12th-century France; music in monastic life, 800 to 1500; music and mystical vision, the cosmology of Hildegard von Bingen; music, cultural exchange, and power, Burgundy and Italy in the 15th century. Prerequisite: Ability to read music. MUSI 3310 highly recommended.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3010 - Studies in Early Modern Music (1500-1700)


    Introduction to crucial shifts in musical culture that signaled the emergence of a self-consciously ‘modern,’ self-consciously ‘European’ musicality over the period 1500-1700; and to the ways such early modern genres as the polyphonic Mass, the madrigal, opera, oratorio, cantata, sonata, suite, and congregational hymnody have been assimilated into 20th-century American ideas about ‘musicality.’ Specific topics announced in advance. Prerequisite: The ability to read music. MUSI 3310 highly recommended.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3020 - Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music


    Study of selected repertories from the 17th and 18th centuries, emphasizing compositional style, performance practice, and the role of music within social, political, philosophical, and religious cultures of the time. Composers studied may include Lully, Corelli, Handel, J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, and Mozart. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3030 - Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music


    Prerequisite: MUSI 3310; or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3040 - Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music


    Study of art music in the 20th century. Examines ways in which the aims and functions of European/US musical art were re-imagined, particularly in association with modernism. Explores the century’s radical shifts in musical language and their relationship with the pressing cultural, political, and social concerns of the period. Fulfills part of the ‘Critical and comparative studies in music’ requirement for majors. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3050 - Music and Discourse Since 1900


    Studies the range of music that has flourished since the end of the 19th century including modernist and post-modern art music, popular music, and world music, through historical, critical, and ethnographic approaches. Prerequisite: The ability to read music, or any three-credit course in music, or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3070 - Introduction to Musical Ethnography


    Exploration of non-western musical cultures through music-making, movement, listening, and case studies. Issues include how musical and social aesthetics are intertwined, and the connections between style, community, and identity (including issues of race, gender, class, and postcolonial power structures). Field research and ethnographic writing will be the focus of critical inquiry.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3080 - American Music


    Historical and/or ethnomusicological perspectives on folk, popular, and ‘art’ music in the Americas, with a particular emphasis on 19th-and 20th-century African-American traditions including spirituals, work songs, minstrelsy, blues, R&B, soul, and hip-hop. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3090 - Performance in Africa


    Explores music/dance performance in Africa through reading, hands-on workshops, discussion, and audio and video examples. The course covers both ‘traditional’ and ‘popular’ styles, through discussion and a performance lab. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3 to 4
  
  • MUSI 3120 - Jazz Studies


    Introduction to jazz as an advanced field of study, with equal attention given to historical and theoretical approaches. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310 or comparable fluency in music notation, and instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3310 - Theory I


    Studies the pitch and rhythmic aspects of several musical styles, including European art music, blues, African drumming, and popular music. Focuses on concepts and notation related to scales and modes, harmony, meter, form, counterpoint, and style. Prerequisite: Ability to read music, and familiarity with basic concepts of pitch intervals and scales..



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3320 - Theory II


    Studies pitch and formal organization in European concert music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Includes four-part vocal writing, 18th-century style keyboard accompaniment, key relations, and form. Students compose numerous short passages of music and study significant compositions by period composers. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3332 - Musicianship I


    Lab course providing practical experience with many aspects of musical perception and performance, such as accurate vocal production of pitch, musical memory, identification of intervals and rhythmic patterns, and uses of notation in dictation and sight-singing. Students entering this sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. Students enrolled in MUSI 3310, 3320 or 4331 have priority; course open to other students as space permits. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 3334 - Musicianship II


    Lab course providing practical experience with many aspects of musical perception and performance, such as accurate vocal production of pitch, musical memory, identification of intervals and rhythmic patterns, and uses of notation in dictation and sight-singing. Students entering this sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. Students enrolled in MUSI 3310, 3320 or 4331 have priority; course open to other students as space permits. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 3336 - Musicianship III


    Lab course providing practical experience with many aspects of musical perception and performance, such as accurate vocal production of pitch, musical memory, identification of intervals and rhythmic patterns, and uses of notation in dictation and sight-singing. Students entering this sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. Students enrolled in MUSI 3310, 3320 or 4331 have priority; course open to other students as space permits. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 3360 - Tonal Composition


    Develops the craft of musical composition through polyphonic writing, canon and imitative counterpoint, and homophonic writing, emphasizing phrase structure and small forms. Compositions are performed and criticized in class, with the aim of making manifest and adding to ideas covered in MUSI 3310 (Theory I) through actual writing. This course is essential for those who will pursue creative writing in music.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3370 - Songwriting


    Develop aural, analytic and creative abilities through songwriting. Learn about rhythm, melodic design, harmonic progression, lyrics and song forms. Develop ear training, so that concepts you learn will be sonically meaningful. Examples considered from blues, folk, tin pan alley, musicals, R&B, rock and hip hop. Students must sign up for a required Lab section.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3380 - Introduction to Composition


    This class focuses on composition techniques in American and European concert music, including the music of various composers and the composition of new music. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310. The course can be repeated for credit with approval of instructor.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3390 - Introduction to Music and Computers


    Students gain hands-on experience with synthesizers, music notation software, and the control of MIDI instruments via computer. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3400 - Ecoacoustics


    Ecoacoustics explores the intersection between ecology and music. It engages with natural systems of change and the unique sonic energy of places. Students learn recording and analysis techniques, and create their own ecoacoustic sound works as we study seminal works from the musical and artistic fields of acoustic ecology, sonology, soundscape composition, sonification, earthwork art, and deep listening.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3570 - Music Cultures


    Studies of various musical topics, with emphasis on relatons between music and cultural context. Taught at the major level.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3630 - Gamelan


    The course introduces students to the gamelan instruments, the techniques of performance, the gamelan’s performance practice, and it’s cultural role within Bali, greater Indonesia, and Southeast Asia. After learning technique and repertoire, students will be encouraged to create their own pieces for the ensemble. Class activity is enhanced through discussion of selected readings, video presentations, and opportunity for original projects.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 3993 - Independent Study


    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 1 to 3
  
  • MUSI 4331 - Theory III


    Studies in 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century techniques and styles through analysis and composition. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4505 - Vocal Music


    Topics, announced in advance, selected from opera, oratorio, choral music, or song. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or the equivalent and instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4506 - Instrumental Music


    Topics, announced in advance, are selected from the orchestral, chamber music or solo repertories. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or the equivalent and instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4507 - Composers


    Study of the life and works of a composer (or school of composers); topic announced in advance. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or the equivalent and instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4508 - Topics in American Music


    Topics, announced in advance, about folk, popular, jazz or art music traditions in American culture. Prerequisite: MUSI 3080 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4509 - Cultural and Historical Studies of Music


    Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within cultural and historical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4510 - Cultural and Historical Studies of Music


    Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within cultural and historical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4512 - Studies in Jazz Literature


    Topics, announced in advance, exploring the world of jazz music. Prerequisite: MUSI 3120 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4519 - Critical Studies of Music


    Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within critical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4520 - Critical Studies of Music


    Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within critical frameworks. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4523 - Issues in Ethnomusicology


    An intensive experience with ethnomusicology and performance studies, this seminar explores musical ethnography (descriptive writing), experiential research, sociomusical processes, and other interdisciplinary approaches to musical performance. Addresses issues involving race, class, gender, and identity politics in light of particular topics and areas studies. Prerequisite: MUSI 3070 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4524 - Field Research and Ethnography of Performance


    Addresses ideas about ethnography and performance. Students explore epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic issues as they relate to field research and push the envelope of ‘creative non-fiction’ in the ethnographic realm of their writing. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4525 - Topics in Ethnomusicology


    Addresses specific issues and cultural areas according to the interests of the students and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4526 - Topics in Ethnomusicology


    Addresses specific issues and cultural areas according to the interests of the students and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4532 - Musical Analysis


    Various approaches to musical analysis; readings from theoretical literature; and practical exercises in analysis of music from all periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 4331 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4533 - Advanced Musicianship


    Includes advanced ear-training, sight-singing and keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: Passing score on the exit test for MUSI 3336.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUSI 4534 - Tonal Counterpoint


    Written and aural exercises based on analysis of the contrapuntal style of J.S. Bach and his successors. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or the equivalent.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4535 - Interactive Media


    The class is designed for composers, performers and all students interested in interactive technology for music, programming real-time computer music systems, and in music for multimedia. Emphasis is placed on gaining both technical and artistic understanding of the possibilities of real time music technology and multimedia. Prerequisite: MUSI 3390 or MUSI 4543 or MUSI 4547 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4540 - Computer Sound Generation and Spatial Processing


    Studies in sound processing, digital synthesis and multichannel audio using RTCmix running under Linux. Students learn techniques of computer music through composition, analysis of representative works, and programming. Prerequisite: MUSI 3390 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4543 - Sound Studio


    Studies in computer music studio techniques, sound synthesis using a variety of software packages based on the Macintosh platform, and the creation of original music using new technologies. Prerequisite: MUSI 3390 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4545 - Computer Applications in Music


    Topics involving the composition, performance, and programming of interactive computer music systems. Prerequisite: Instructor permission or MUSI 3390.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4547 - Materials of Contemporary Music


    Topics in contemporary music that will focus on different areas in rotation. Each will involve focused readings, analysis of selected works, and the creation of original compositions that reflect the issues under discussion. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4574 - Music in Performance


    Studies how musical performances implicitly or explicitly enact and (re)negotiate their historical, cultural, and ideological circumstances through activities that focus on a range of musical cultures. Prerequisite: Previous musical experience, broadly defined.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4581 - Composition I


    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4582 - Composition II


    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4600 - Performance with Computers


    The course teaches a blended approach to performance, composition and computer programming through the context of a computer music ensemble. Students from various backgrounds work collaboratively in a technological ensemble context while building skills in interactive media programming, sound art design and human-computer interaction. They explore a new way of making ensemble music in collaboration with interactive and networked computer systems.



    Credits: 4
  
  • MUSI 4610 - Sound Synthesis and Control


    This course will cover the basic skills needed for building new musical interfaces. The first skill, and the primary topic of this course is Sound Synthesis. We will learn about the most common ways for digitally generating (synthesizing) musical sounds. This includes various concepts from musical acoustics and psychoacoustics. But it also includes the practical details of how to actually synthesize sound on a digital computer.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4620 - Audio Visual Environments


    This is a course in audiovisual composition and time-based new media. Over the course of the semester, you will create fixed video pieces, learn interactive & real-time audiovisual techniques, and explore sculptural & networked approaches to combining sound and light.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4710 - Instrumental Conducting I


    Studies the theory and practice of conducting, score analysis, and rehearsal technique. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 and instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4720 - Instrumental Conducting II


    Studies the theory and practice of conducting, score analysis, and rehearsal technique. Prerequisite: MUSI 3320 and instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4750 - Choral Conducting I


    Studies in the basic technique and art of conducting, with weekly experience conducting repertoire with a small choral ensemble. Prerequisite: basic ear training, sight-reading. Previous experience in a choral or instrumental ensemble is preferred. Interested students should consult with the instructor before registering. Instructor permission is required.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4760 - Choral Conducting II


    Studies in the basic technique and art of conducting, with weekly experience conducting repertoire with a small choral ensemble. Prerequisite: Previous experience in a choral or instrumental ensemble is preferred. Interested students should consult with the instructor before registering. Instructor permission is required.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4770 - Choral Arranging


    This class will explore the art of writing for chorus and small vocal ensemble, and will aim at developing practical skills in creating and transcribing arrangements. Students will study a variety of examples from the repertoire, and attention will be paid to fundamentals of writing for the voice, setting text, etc. In addition the class will serve as workshop chorus, such that student arrangements can be performed and studied in the classroom. Prerequisites: MUSI 3310 or Instructor permission. A basic knowledge of music theory, and a basic ability to sing from written sources will prove essential.



    Credits: 3
  
  • MUSI 4993 - Independent Study


    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 1 to 3

Music-Ensembles

  
  • MUEN 2600 - Concert Band


    Concert Band



    Credits: 1
  
  • MUEN 2650 - Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble Level 1


    Students must have taken Performance With Computers in order to enroll in MICE (Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble). MICE teaches a blended approach to performance, composition and computer programming through the context of a computer music ensemble. Students from various backgrounds work collaboratively in a technological ensemble context while building skills in interactive media programming, sound art design and human-computer interaction.



    Credits: 1
  
  • MUEN 2690 - African Music and Dance Ensemble Level 1


    A practical, hands-on course focusing on several music/dance forms from West Africa (Ghana, Togo) and Central Africa (BaAka), with the intention of performing during and at the end of the semester. Traditions include drumming, dancing, and singing. Prerequisites: By audition. Concentration, practice, and faithful attendance are required. May be repeated for credit.



    Credits: 2
  
  • MUEN 3570 - Indian Singing Ensemble


    Students will be introduced to the concepts of RAGA (melody) and TALA (rhythm) in Indian classical music. They will learn classical compositions in different RAGAS and TALAS; mythological and philosophical meanings of the compositions will be explained. With this background, students will learn about Guru-Shishya-parampara (teacher-disciple-relationship), a concept which is unique to Indian culture. No musical background is required.



    Credits: 1
  
  • MUEN 3600 - Jazz Ensemble


    Jazz Ensemble Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.



    Credits: 2
 

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