Course Descriptions

Music Education (MUE)  ♦  Music History (MUH)  ♦  Applied Music (MUS)  ♦  Music Ensembles (MUS)  ♦  Other Music Courses  (MUS)  ♦  Graduate Courses (MUS)


Music Education (MUE)

MUE 378: Teaching Music in Grades P-8. (3) II
Cross-listed with ESE 378. Prerequisites: admission to professional education, major in music. Co-requisite: EMS 349R. Developmentally appropriate materials and methods for teaching P-8 music. Minimum of 20 field/clinical hours. Credit will not be awarded for both MUE 378 and EME 378.

MUE 579: Music Education: Principles and Practices (3) I.
Cross-listed with ESE 579. Prerequisite: EDF 319, admission to professional education. Co-requisite ESE 349. Acquaints students with a balanced vocal and instrumental music education curriculum in the secondary school. Emphasis on understanding and planning a developmental sequence to assure the musical growth of students in grades 8-12. Minimum of 20 field/clinical hours. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ESE 579.

MUE 779: Music Education: Principles and Practices (3) I.
Cross-listed with ESE 779. Prerequisites: admission to the MAT program or a music certification program and MUS 750. Developmentally appropriate materials and methods for teaching music education in secondary  schools. Minimum of 96 field/clinical hours. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ESE 779.


Music History (MUH)

MUH 171: Music Appreciation. (3) I, II.
May not count toward a music major or minor. Provides the general college student with a cultural background in music. Masterpieces of music, composers, and techniques presented through listening materials and concert  attendance. Gen. Ed. IIIA or VII (AH) [AH].

MUH 271:  Jazz History. (3) I, II.
A listening survey course tracing the development of jazz from its roots in the music of West Africa,  African American folk music, and European music styles to the present. Gen. Ed. IIIA or VII (AH) [AH].

MUH 272:  Music Literature. (3) I, II.
Critical listening and scorereading of the standard repertory of music in Western Civilization from Gregorian plainchant to the Contemporary era. Gen. Ed. IIIA or VII (AH) [AH].

MUH 273 Survey of American Popular Music. (3) I, II.
Survey of American popular music establishing its origins and tracing its development to the present time. Gen. Ed. IIIA or VII (AH) [AH].

MUH 371 Survey of Music History I. (3) I.
Prerequisite: MUH 171 or MUH 272 or departmental approval. This survey of music history  covers two in depth areas of study: The first eight weeks includes an introduction to world music and ancient music through Medieval  Western Music. The second eight weeks continues with the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Gen. Ed. VII (AH).

MUH 372 Survey of Music History II. (3) II.
Prerequisite: MUH 371 or departmental approval. Survey of music history from the Classical  era to the present. Gen. Ed. VII (AH).

Applied Music (MUS)

Applied music courses are only open to music majors and minors. Enrollment in applied music courses requires participation in a music ensemble.

MUS 101A,B,C:  Performance Class. (0) A.
Required of all music majors for three semesters. Passing grade achieved when students have  attended a minimum total of 16 concert events per semester.

MUS 107:  Class Guitar for Nonmajors. (1) I, II.
Instruction in guitar for non-music majors. May be retaken to a maximum of 4 hours.

MUS 108:  Class Voice for Nonmajors. (1) I, II.
Instruction in singing for non-music majors. May be retaken to a maximum of 4 hours.

MUS 109: Introductory Class Piano. (1) I.
For students enrolled in MUS 102. Elementary keyboard techniques and reading drill. Credit does not count toward a music major or minor.

MUS 110:  Beginning Class Piano I. (1) I, II.
Prepares non‑piano majors to meet Level I Piano Proficiency Examination requirements. Basic  keyboard skills, elementary repertoire, and technique. Some music reading ability required. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 111:  Beginning Class Piano II. (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 110 or departmental approval. Continuation of MUS 110. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 112:  Piano I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 225 or 226 or 313; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 114:  Keyboard Skills I. (2) I, II.
Prepares piano majors and other music majors with advanced keyboard background to meet Level II Piano Proficiency Examination requirements. Emphasis is functional skills, such as reading, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing and improvising, combined with keyboard harmony, technique and memorization skills.

MUS 115:  Keyboard Skills II. (2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 114 or departmental approval. Continued development of skills begun in MUS 114 to prepare piano majors and other music majors with advanced keyboard background to meet Level IV Piano Proficiency Examination Requirements.

MUS 122:  Voice I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 225 or 226; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 132a: Violin I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 235 or 236; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in violin. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 132b:  Viola I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 235 or 236; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in viola. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 132c:  'Cello I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 235 or 236; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in violin ‘cello. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 132d:  String Bass I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 235 or 236 or 255A; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in string bass. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 132f:  Guitar I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 257; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in guitar. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 142:  Organ I. (1‑2) I, II.
One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 145a:  Cornet and Trumpet I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255A or 255B or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in cornet and trumpet. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 145b:  French Horn I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255A or 255B or 256 ; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in French horn. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 145c:  Euphonium I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255A or 255B or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One  or two lessons per week. Instruction available in euphonium. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 145d:  Trombone I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255A or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in trombone. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 145e:  Tuba I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite:MUS 250 and 255A or 255B or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One  or two lessons per week. Instruction available in tuba. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 146a:  Flute I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255A or 255B or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in flute. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 146b:  Oboe I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255A or 255B or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in oboe. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 146c:  Clarinet I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255A or 255B or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in clarinet. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 146d:  Bassoon I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255A or 255B or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in bassoon. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 146e:  Saxophone I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255A or 255B or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in saxophone. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 147:  Percussion I. (1‑2) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 253 and 255A or 255B or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a  maximum of four hours.

MUS 210:  Intermediate Class Piano I. (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 111 or departmental approval. Second year course for non‑piano majors to meet Level II Piano Proficiency Examination requirements. Continuation of skill development listed under MUS 110; more complex materials, intermediate repertoire, and technique. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 211:  Intermediate Class Piano II. (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 210 or departmental approval. Continuation of MUS 210. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 212:  Piano II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 112. Corequisite: MUS 225 or 226 or 313; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum offour hours.

MUS 222:  Voice II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 122. Corequisite: MUS 225 or 226; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 230:  String Instruments I. (1) I, II.
Fingering, care of instruments and tone production. Group instruction to prepare for teaching strings in class and for training string section of school orchestra; survey of teaching materials.

MUS 232a:  Violin II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 132a. Corequisite: MUS 235 or 236; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in violin. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 232b:  Viola II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 132b. Corequisite: MUS 235 or 236; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in viola. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 232c:  ‘Cello II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 132c. Corequisite: MUS 235 or 236; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in violin ‘cello. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 232d:  String Bass II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 132d. Corequisite: MUS 235 or 236 or 255A; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in string bass. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 232f:  Guitar II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 132f. Corequisite: MUS 257; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in guitar. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 242:  Organ II. (1‑2) I, II.
One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 245a:  Cornet and Trumpet II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 145a. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 235 or 255a or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in cornet and trumpet. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 245b:  French Horn II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 145b. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 235 or 255a or 255b or 256; course open to music  majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in French horn. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 245c:  Euphonium II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 145c. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255a or 255b or 256; course open to music majors or
minors only
. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in euphonium. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 245d:  Trombone II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 145d. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 235 or 255a or 255b or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in trombone. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 245e: Tuba II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 145e. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255a or 255b or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in tuba. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 246a: Flute II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 146a. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255a or 255b or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in flute. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 246b:  Oboe II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 146b. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255a or 255b or 235 or 256; course open to music majors  or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in oboe. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 246c:  Clarinet II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 146c. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255a or 255b or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in clarinet. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 246d: Bassoon II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 146d. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255a or 255b or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in bassoon. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 246e:  Saxophone II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 146e. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 255a or 255b or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in saxophone. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 247:  Percussion II. (1‑2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 147. Corequisite: MUS 253 and 255a or 255b or 235 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 251:  Brass Instruments Class I. (.5-1) I, II.
Fingering, care of instruments, tone production, and tuning. Group instruction to prepare for teaching brass instruments in band or orchestra. Examination of materials suitable for beginning  instrumental programs. May be retaken to maximum of one hour.

MUS 252:  Brass Instruments Class II. (.5-1). I, II
Prerequisite: MUS 251. Continuation of MUS 251. May be retaken to maximum of one hour.

MUS 312: Piano III. (1-4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 212 and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 425 or 426; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 313: Accompanying.(.5-1). I, II
Prerequisite: keyboard coordinator approval. Keyboard students may substitute MUS 313 for ensembles requirement. Additional accompanying hours assigned. May be retaken to maximum of four hours.

MUS 320: Class Voice. (1) I, II.
Basic vocal techniques with emphasis on developing the voice for solo and/or choral performance.

MUS 322:  Voice III. (1-4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 222 and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 425 or 426; course  open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 330: String Instruments Class II. (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 230. Continuation of MUS 230. MUS 332a Violin III. (1‑4) I, II. Prerequisite:  MUS 232a and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 435 or 436; course open to music majors only.  One or two lessons per week. Instruction in violin. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 332b: Viola III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 232b and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 435 or 436; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction in viola. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 332c: ‘Cello III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 232c and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 435 or  436; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction in ‘cello. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 332d: String Bass III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 232d and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS  435 or 436 or 455a; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction in string bass. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 332f: Guitar III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 232f and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 457;  course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction in guitar. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 342: Organ III. (1-4) I, II.
One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 345a: Cornet and Trumpet III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 245a and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music.  Corequisite: MUS 250 and 256 or 455a or 455b or 435; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in cornet and trumpet. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 345b: French Horn III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 245b and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 256 or 455a or 455b or 435; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in French horn.  May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 345c: Euphonium III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 245c and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons perweek. Instruction available in  euphonium. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 345d: Trombone III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 245d and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS  250 and 256 or 455a or 455b or 435; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in trombone. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 345e: Tuba III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 245e and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 250 and
455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only
. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in tuba. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 346a: Flute III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 246a and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in flute. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 346b: Oboe III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 246b and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in oboe. May  be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 346c: Clarinet III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 246c and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in clarinet. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 346d: Bassoon III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 246d and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in  bassoon. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 346e: Saxophone III. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 246e and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in  saxophone. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 347: Percussion III. (1-4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 247 and completion of the sophomore comprehensive in music. Corequisite: MUS 253  and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 351: Woodwind Instruments Class I. (.5-1) I, II
Pre-requisite: admission to Teacher Education. Co-requisite: EMS 349Q. Fingering, care of instruments, tone production, and tuning. Group instruction to prepare for teaching woodwind instruments in band or orchestra. Examination of materials suitable for beginning instrumental programs. May be retaken to maximum of one hour.

MUS 352: Woodwind Instruments Class II. (.5-1). I, II
Prerequisite: MUS 351. Continuation of MUS 351. May be retaken to maximum of one hour.

MUS 354: Percussion Class I. (1) I, II.
Pre-requisite: admission to Teacher Education. Co-requisite: EMS 349Q. Snare drumming, rudiments, teaching techniques. Experiences on all related percussion instruments: bass drum, tympani, and others. Some experiences with mallet instruments; marimba, xylophone, bells, and others.

MUS 364: Instrumental Music Lab. (1) II.
Prerequisite: MUS 366. Practical experience in performing and conducting instrumental music literature appropriate for use in school situation. May be retaken to a maximum of one hour.

MUS 365: Choral Music Lab. (1) I.
 Prerequisite: MUS 366. Practical experience in performing and conducting choral music literature appropriate for use in school situation. May be retaken to a maximum of one hour.

MUS 370: Marching Band Techniques. (2) I, II.
Marching fundamentals, charting, and scoring for the contemporary marching band.

MUS 382: Choral Arranging. (2) I, II.
Scoring literature of all types of choral ensembles for school use.

MUS 399: Joint Recital. (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: junior standing in music. Performances on four departmental recitals or a half recital shared  with another student.

MUS 412: Piano IV. (1-4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 312. Corequisite: MUS 425 or 426 or 513; course open to music majors only. One or two  lessons per week. May be retaken.

MUS 422: Voice IV. (1-4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 322. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken. Music majors only, corequisite: MUS 425 or 426.

MUS 432a: Violin IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 332a. Corequisite: MUS 435 or 436; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in violin. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 432b: Viola IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 332b. Corequisite: MUS 435 or 436; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons  per week. Instruction available in viola. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 432c: ‘Cello IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 332c. Corequisite: MUS 435 or 436; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons  per week. Instruction available in violin ‘cello. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 432d: String Bass IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 332d. Corequisite: MUS 435 or 436 or 455a; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in string bass. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 432f: Guitar IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 332f. Corequisite: MUS 457; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per  week. Instruction available in guitar. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 442: Organ IV. (1-4) I, II.
One or two lessons per week. May be retaken.

MUS 445a: Cornet and Trumpet IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS  345a. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 256 or 455a or 455b or 435; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in cornet and trumpet. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 445b: French Horn IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 345b. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 256 or 455a or 455b or 435; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in French horn. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 445c: Euphonium IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 345c. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 256; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in baritone horn. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 445d: Trombone IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 345d. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 256 or 455a or 455b or 435; course open to music majors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in trombone. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 445e: Tuba IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 345e. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors  or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in tuba. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 446a: Flute IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 346a. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors  or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in flute. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 446b: Oboe IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 346b. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in oboe. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 446c: Clarinet IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 346c. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music  majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in clarinet. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 446d: Bassoon IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 346d. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in bassoon. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 446e: Saxophone IV. (1‑4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 346e. Corequisite: MUS 250 and 455a or 455b or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. Instruction available in saxophone. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours.

MUS 447: Percussion IV. (1-4) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 347. Corequisite: MUS 253 and 455a or 455b or 435 or 256; course open to music majors or minors only. One or two lessons per week. May be retaken.

MUS 499: Senior Project/Recital. (1-2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 399. A full performance recital or a theory and composition project consisting  of a theory project and recital of student’s own compositions.

MUS 512: Piano V. (1‑4) I, II.
May not be taken for credit by piano majors.

MUS 513: Techniques of Accompanying. (1) I, II.
Practical training in the tradition, interpretation, and execution of accompaniments. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 522: Voice V. (1‑4) I, II.
May not be taken for credit by voice majors.

MUS 542: Organ V. (1‑4) I, II.
May not be taken for credit by organ majors.

MUS—Music MUSIC ENSEMBLES

Ensembles are open to all students enrolled in the University and to qualified persons not enrolled. Interested individuals are invited to participate  and should confer with the director of each ensemble to arrange for an audition.

MUS 127, 327: Opera Workshop. (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: instructor approval. Preparation and presentation of opera scenes and complete works. All phases of performance and technical procedures of staging, costumes, and management. Course may be retaken.

MUS 205: Chamber Music. (1/2) I, II.
Study and performance of standard chamber music literature. Open to pianists, vocalists, string, wind, and percussion players upon recommendation of instructor. Course may be retaken.

MUS 224:  Chamber  Singers. (1) I, II.
Highly select small ensemble dedicated to the highest standards of preparation and performance of choral literature from all style periods. Membership is by audition only. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 225:  Concert Choir. (0-1) I, II.
Large mixed chorus open to all singers. This choir places an emphasis on developing sight reading and performance skills while providing a challenging and satisfying musical experience. Course may be retaken.

MUS 226:  University Singers. (0-1) I, II.
The University’s premier large choral ensemble. This choir presents several major concerts throughout the year  and tours annually. Membership is by audition only. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 235:  Orchestra. (0-1) I, II.
Rehearsal and performance of orchestra literature from all style periods. Concerts given both on and off campus. Three or more hours rehearsal per week. Course open by audition only. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 236:  String Orchestra. (0-1) I, II.
Rehearsal and performance of string orchestra literature from all style periods. Concerts given both on and off campus. Two or more hours of rehearsal per week.  Course open by audition only. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 250:  Small Ensembles. (0-1/2) I, II.
Rehearsal and performance for: string, brass, percussion, vocal, and woodwind ensembles. Course may be retaken.

MUS 253:  Percussion Ensemble. (0-1) I, II.
Rehearsal and performance of standard Percussion Ensemble literature including steel drums, African studies, and marimba ensemble literature. Course open by audition only. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 254:  Jazz Ensemble. (0-1) I, II.
Rehearsal and performance of standard Jazz Ensemble literature including jazz improvisation, jazz styles, and form. Course open by audition only. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 255A:  Symphonic Band. (0-1) I, II.
Course open by audition only. Rehearsal and performance of standard band literature. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 255B:  Concert Band. (0-1) II.
Course open to all students with prior experience in wind and percussion instruments. Rehearsal and performance of standard band literature. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours. Departmental approval required for 0 credit section.

MUS 256:  Marching Band. (0-1) I.
Preparation and performances of marching band shows during the football season. Three or more rehearsals per week. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 257:  Guitar Ensemble. (1) I, II.
Course open to guitar majors only. Must have experience reading music and performance skills on the instrument. May be retaken for a total of four hours.

MUS 310:  Topics in Music:_____ (1-3).
Selected topics in music, music technology, or applied musical skills. May be retaken to a maximum of 6 hours if topic is different.

MUS 424:  Chamber Singers(1) I, II.
Prerequisite MUS 224.  Highly select small ensemble dedicated to the highest standards of preparation and performance of choral literature from all style periods. Membership is by audition only. Course may be retaken.

MUS 425:  Concert Choir. (0-1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 225. Large mixed chorus open to all singers. This choir places an emphasis on developing sight reading and performance skills while providing a challenging and satisfying musical experience. Course may be retaken.

MUS 426:  University Singers. (0-1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 226. The University’s premier large choral ensemble. This choir presents several major concerts throughout the year and tours annually. Membership is by audition only. Course may be retaken.

MUS 435:  Orchestra. (0-1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 235. Rehearsal and performance of orchestra literature from all style periods. Concerts given both on and off campus. Course open by audition only. May be retaken.

MUS 436:  String Orchestra. (0-1) I, II.
Rehearsal and performance of string orchestra literature from all style periods. Concerts given both on and off campus. Two or more hours of rehearsal per week. Course open by audition only. May be retaken.

MUS 453:  Percussion Ensemble. (0-1) I, II.
Rehearsal and performance of standard Percussion Ensemble literature including steel drums, African studies, and marimba ensemble literature. By audition only. May be retaken.

MUS 454:  Jazz Ensemble. (0-1) I, II.
Rehearsal and performance of standard Jazz Ensemble literature including jazz improvisation, jazz styles, and forms. By audition only. May be retaken.

MUS 455A:  Symphonic Band. (0-1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 255A. By audition only. Rehearsal and performance of standard band literature. May be retaken. Departmental approval required for 0 credit section.

MUS 455B:  Concert Band. (0-1) II.
Prerequisite: MUS 255B. Course open to all students with prior experience in wind and percussion instruments. Rehearsal and performance of standard band literature. May be retaken. Departmental approval required for 0 credit section.

MUS 457:  Guitar Ensemble. (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 257. Course open to guitar majors only. Must have experience reading music and performance skills on the instrument. May be retaken.

MUS—Other Music Courses

MUS 102:  Introduction to the Fundamentals of Music. (3) I, II.
Required by students whose musical experience and preparation, as indicated by the Theory Placement Interview, are deemed insufficient to complete MUS 181. Credit does not count toward a music major or minor.

MUS 161:  Musicianship I (1) I, II.
Corequisite MUS 181. Skills and strategies for the perception, identification and performance of the basic materials of music.

MUS 162:  Musicianship II (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 161, corequisite MUS 182. Continuing study of skills and strategies for the perception, identification and performance of the basic materials of music.

MUS 181:  Beginning Theory I. (3) I, II.
Corequisite: MUS 161. Perception and understanding of music through an integrated study of relatively simple, short structures from the late Baroque to the early Romantic periods.

MUS 182:  Beginning Theory II. (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 181. Corequisite: MUS 162. Continuation of MUS 181.

MUS 190:  Introduction to Music Industry I. (2) II.
An overview to the music industry. Includes topics in music business careers, promotion and trade associations, basics of music merchandising such as music product, sales, instruments and equipment.

MUS 191:  Introduction to Music Industry II. (2) I.
Prerequisite: MUS 190 or departmental approval. Continuation of MUS 190. An overview of the music industry including record production and  companies, recording studios and engineers, commercial radio and records, and radio business.

MUS 192: History of the Recording Industry (2) I, II
Prerequisite: MUS 191. Understanding of the origins of recording technology, the development of production techniques, and the social / musical / cultural influences that helped shape these changes.

MUS 220:  Diction for Singers. (1) I, II.
For voice, education, and choral conducting students. Enunciation and projection; accurate pronunciation in English, Italian and Ecclesiastical Latin. Phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet.

MUS 261:  Musicianship III (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 162(C), corequisite MUS 281. Skills and strategies for the perception, identification and performance of the basic materials of music. Further study of more difficult, harmonic, melodic and rhythmic materials from the Baroque and Classic periods.

MUS 262:  Musicianship IV (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 261. Corequisite MUS 282. Skills and strategies for the perception, identification and performance of the materials of music. Further study of  more difficult, harmonic, melodic and rhythmic materials from the Romantic and Modern periods.

MUS 281:  Intermediate Theory III. (3) I.
Prerequisite: minimum grade of “C” in MUS 182. Corequisite: MUS 261. Continuation of MUS 182. Integrated skills further developed through the study of more  difficult, longer structures from the Baroque and Classic periods.

MUS 282:  Intermediate Theory IV. (3) II.
Prerequisite: MUS 281. Corequisite: MUS 262. Continuation of MUS 281. Integrated skills further developed through the study of more difficult structures from the Romantic and Modern periods.

MUS 283:  Beginning Composition. (1) A.
Prerequisite: instructor approval. Guidance in the exploration and development of compositional techniques relevant to the student’s stylistic direction. Correct notation and major stylistic analysis stressed. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours provided the subject matter is different each time.

MUS 285:  Jazz Improvisation. (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 182 or instructor approval. Develop skills for improvising in contemporary jazz idioms.

MUS 290:  Film Scoring. (2) II.
Prerequisite: MUS 190, 191 or departmental approval. This course gives students important and practical knowledge, tools, and approaches to writing music in the profession. Will also cover topics in Midi, sequencing, Finale, Sibelius, and hard disk recording applications.

MUS 292: Fundamentals in Audio Production (2) I.II
Prerequisite: MUS 192. Understanding of the physics of sound, fundamentals of sound design, microphone usage, and digital audio recording technology.

MUS 349:  Applied Learning in Music. (1‑8) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. Total hours: eight, associate; sixteen, baccalaureate. A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit.

MUS 349 A-N:  Cooperative Study: Music. (1‑8) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. Total hours: eight, associate; sixteen, baccalaureate. A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit.

MUS 360:  Music Fundamentals for the Elementary Teacher. (2) I, II.
Open only to elementary education majors who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Provides the grade teacher  with sufficient knowledge and skills to teach music in the classroom. Notation, rhythmic participation, rhythm and melody instruments, creative activities, and listening experiences.

MUS 366:  Fundamentals of Conducting. (1) I.
Prerequisite: junior standing in music or instructor approval. Basic techniques of conducting.

MUS 367:  Instrumental Conducting. (2) II.
Prerequisite: MUS 366. Instrumental conducting techniques and their application in rehearsal and performance.

MUS 368:  Choral Conducting. (2) II.
Prerequisite: MUS 366. Choral conducting techniques and their application in rehearsal and performance.

MUS 383:  Orchestration. (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: Music majors only, MUS 182 and junior standing. Survey of ranges, timbres, and characteristics of orchestra and band instruments. Scoring for windensemble and full orchestra.

MUS 384:  Computer Skills for Musicians (2) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 182 and junior standing in Music. This course will provide a systematic investigation of four technologies and software relevant to the field of music.

MUS 390:  Survey of the Music Industry I. (3) I.
Prerequisite: MUS 191. Examination of the music industry including marketing and promotion, advertising, record production and companies, commercial radio and records, and radio business. A project reflecting course study is required.

MUS 391:  Survey of the Music Industry II. (3) II.
Prerequisite: MUS 390 or instructor approval. Continuation of MUS 390. Examination of the music industry including royalties, artist management, performing rights, trade journals, and industry relations and problems. A project reflecting course study is required.

MUS 392: Microphone Placement Techniques (2) I.II
Prerequisites: MUS 292 and Junior standing in Music. The study and understanding of microphone construction, usage, and placement techniques.

MUS 480:  Form and Analysis. (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: MUS 281 and junior standing in music. In‑depth study of the materials of form from the motive through large structures.

MUS 481:  Tonal Counterpoint. (3) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 281 or equivalent. A study of contrapuntal music from the 18th century, including analysis of representative literature and stylistic composition  assignments.

MUS 482:  20th Century Music Analysis. (2) A.
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Corequisites and/or prerequisites: MUS 282 and MUH 372. A study of the compositional devices relevant to twentieth- century music, and a study of specific representative literature of significant twentieth-century composers.

MUS 483:  Composition. (2) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 282 and 283; or departmental approval. Individual guidance in the exploration and development of compositional techniques relevant to the student’s stylistic direction. May be retaken to a maximum of eight hours, provided the subject matter is different.

MUS 492: Advanced Mixing (1) I.II
Prerequisite: MUS 392. Covers concepts and techniques involved in mixing audio for commercial productions. Become familiar with terminology and concepts specific to recording studios and sound  reinforcement. May be retaken for a maximum of 2 hours.

MUS 510:  Special Topics in Music:_____ (1-3) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 480 or equivalent or departmental approval. Advanced topics in music. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours, provided the topics are different.

MUS 510S: Special Topics in Music: _________ (1-3) A
Prerequisite: MUS 480 or departmental approval. Advanced topics in music that incorporates a service learning component. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours, provided the topics are different. Credit will not be awarded for both MUS 510 and 510S.

MUS 520:  Advanced Diction for Singers (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 220. For voice and choral conducting students. Enunciation and projection; accurate pronunciation in German and French. Phonetics and the International Phonetic alphabet.

MUS 550:  Teaching Techniques. (1‑2) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 399 and music majors only. Analysis of current teaching methods and materials with the intention of developing sound teaching procedures. May include observation and  performance. Topics in woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, voice, piano and organ. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 551:  Performance Literature. (1‑2) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 399 and music majors only. Literature for various performing media relative to performance practices and problems. Topics in woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, voice, piano and organ. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 554:  Band Literature. (2) A.
Prerequisite: MUH 372 and music majors only. Designed to acquaint the student with European origins of the modern band; history of band music; and literature for the contemporary band.

MUS 555:  Symphonic Music Literature. (3) I, II
Prerequisites: MUH 371, 372 and music majors only. Evolution of the symphony from its beginning to the 20th century with emphasis on score reading and listening.

MUS 556:  Choral Music Literature. (3) A
Prerequisites: MUH 371, 372 and music majors only. Survey of choral music literature from the 15th century to the present.

MUS 564:  Advanced Instrumental Conducting. (2) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 367 or equivalent. Development of skills in score reading, preparation, interpretation, and conducting of representative orchestra or band works.

MUS 565:  Advanced Choral Conducting. (2‑3) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 368 or equivalent. Development of skills in score reading, preparation, interpretation, and conducting of representative choral works.

MUS 586:  Workshop in Instrumental Music. (1‑4) A.
Topics in band or orchestra procedures. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 588:  Pedagogy of Theory. (2) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 399 and music majors only. Comparative study of theory systems with emphasis on presentation and illustrative exercises dealing with related theoretical problems.

MUS 589:  Workshop in Choral Music. (1‑4) A.
Techniques, literature, and materials pertinent to a particular area or areas of preparation and performance of choral music. Topics to be announced. May  be retaken to a maximum of four hours.


Graduate Courses

Music- MUS

MUS 710: Special Topics in Music: ______(1-3) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 480 or equivalent, or departmental approval. Advanced topics in music. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours, provided the topics are  different.

MUS 712: Piano V. (1-4) I, II.
May not be taken for credit by piano majors.

MUS 713: Techniques of Accompanying. (1) I, II.
Practical training in the tradition, interpretation, and execution of accompaniments. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 720:  Advanced Diction for Singers (1) A.
Prerequisite: departmental approval. For voice, education, and choral conducting students. Enunciation and projection; accurate pronunciation in German and French. Phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet.

MUS 722: Voice V. (1-4) I, II.
May not be taken for credit by voice majors.

MUS 742: Organ V. (1-4) I, II.
May not be taken for credit by organ majors.

MUS 750 Teaching Techniques. (1 or 2) A.
Analysis of current teaching methods and materials with the intention of developing sound teaching procedures. May include observation and performance. Topics in woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, voice, piano, and organ. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 751: Performance Literature. (1 or 2) A.
Literature for various performing media relative to performance practices and problems. Topics in woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, voice, piano and organ. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 754: Band Literature. (2) A.
Designed to acquaint the student with European origins of the modern band; history of band music; and literature for the contemporary band.

MUS 755: Symphonic Music Literature. (3) II.
Prerequisite: MUH 371 and 372. Evolution of the symphony from its beginning to the 20th century with emphasis on score reading and listening.

MUS 756: Choral Music Literature. (3) I.
Prerequisite: MUH 371 and 372. Survey of choral music literature from the 15th century to the present.

MUS 764: Advanced Instrumental Conducting. (2) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 367 or equivalent. Development of skills in score reading, preparation, interpretation, and conducting of representative orchestra or band  works.

MUS 765: Advanced Choral Conducting. (2 or 3) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 368 or equivalent. Development of skills in score reading, preparation, interpretation, and conducting of representative choral works.

MUS 786: Workshop in Instrumental Music. (1-4) A.
Topics in band or orchestra procedures. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 788: Pedagogy of Theory. (2) A.
Comparative study of theory systems with emphasis on presentation and illustrative exercises dealing with related theoretical problems.

MUS 789: Workshop in Choral Music. (1-4) A.
Techniques, literature, and materials pertinent to a particular area or areas of preparation and performance of choral music. Topics to be announced. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 805: Chamber Music. (.5) A.
May be retaken to a maximum of one hour.

MUS 812: Piano. (1-5) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 412. Four years or equivalent, as demonstrated by the student’s proficiency in piano. May be retaken.

MUS 822: Voice. (1-5) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 422. Four years or equivalent, as demonstrated by the student’s proficiency in voice. May be retaken.

MUS 824: Chamber Singers (1) I, II.
Highly select small ensemble dedicated to the highest standards of preparation and performance of choral literature from all style periods. Membership is by audition only. May be retaken to a maximum of four credits.

MUS 825: Concert Choir. (1) I, II.
Large mixed chorus open to all singers. This choir places an emphasis on developing sight reading and performance skills while providing a challenging and satisfying musical experience. Course may be retaken.

MUS 826: University Singers. (1) I, II.
The University’s premier large choral ensemble. This choir presents several major concerts throughout the year and tours annually. Membership is by audition only. May be retaken to a maximum of 2 hours.

MUS 827: Opera Workshop. (1) I, II.
Prerequisite: instructor approval. Preparation and presentation of opera scenes and complete works. All phases of performance and technical procedures of staging, costumes, and management.

MUS 832: String Instruments. (1-5) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 432. Four years or equivalent as demonstrated by the student’s proficiency on string instruments. Graduate applied instruction in violin, viola, violoncello, string bass, or viola da gamba. May be retaken.

MUS 835: Orchestra. (1) I, II.
May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 842: Organ. (1-5) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 442. Four years or equivalent, as demonstrated by the student’s proficiency on organ. May be retaken.

MUS 845: Brass Instruments. (1-5) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 445. Four years or equivalent, as demonstrated by the student’s proficiency on brass instruments. Graduate applied instruction in cornet and trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, or tuba. May be retaken.

MUS 846: Woodwind Instruments. (1-5) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 446. Four years or equivalent, as demonstrated by the student’s proficiency on woodwind instruments. Graduate applied instruction in flute,  oboe, clarinet, bassoon, or saxophone. May be retaken.

MUS 847: Percussion. (1-5) I, II.
Prerequisite: MUS 447 or equivalent, as demonstrated by the student’s proficiency in percussion. May be retaken.

MUS 850: Small Ensembles. (.5) I, II.
May be retaken to a maximum of one hour.

MUS 851: Advanced Woodwind Techniques. (3) A.
Prerequisites: MUS 351 and 352 or instructor approval. Techniques, literature and pedagogical approaches to teaching woodwind instruments in public schools.

MUS 855: Band. (1) I, II.
May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.

MUS 872: Seminar in Music History. (1-3) A.
Intensive study of a specific historical era, genre, or composer. Topics studied in this sequence: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary. Additional topics announced. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours, provided the subject matter differs.

MUS 878: Foundations of Music. (3) A.
Historical and philosophical foundations of music and music pedagogy. Diverse trends are compared with emphasis on materials and personal development in music for the general music specialist.

MUS 880: Advanced Choral Interpretation. (2) A.
Application of advanced choral techniques related to performance practice and interpretation through analysis and score reading.

MUS 883: Seminar in Choral/Instrumental Conducting. (2) A.
Techniques in the preparation, conducting, and performance of choral/instrumental music. Survey of high school and college choral or instrumental literature.

MUS 884: Advanced Theory Survey. (3) A.
Prerequisite: instructor approval. Intensive work in part-writing and structural analysis.

MUS 885: Psychology of Music. (3) A.
Reactions to musical stimuli; musical aptitude and achievement; application of psychological theories to musical learning.

MUS 886: Advanced Counterpoint. (3) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 481 or equivalent, or instructor approval. Continuation of MUS 481; compositions of the late Baroque, including canon, passacaglia, and chorale prelude.

MUS 887: Analytical Techniques I. (3) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 884 or equivalent. Significant forms, procedures, and compositional devices relevant o the major stylistic periods from the Renaissance to the Contemporary.

MUS 888: Analytical Techniques II. (3) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 887 or equivalent. A more intense and specialized study of the compositional devices of important composers from Renaissance to Contemporary. Study material is partially determined by student’s area of interest.

MUS 889: Advanced Composition I. (2) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 483 or equivalent, or departmental approval. Individual guidance in the exploration of advanced compositional techniques with emphasis on larger forms. May be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 890: Advanced Composition II. (2) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 889 or equivalent. Individual guidance in the continued exploration of advanced compositional techniques with emphasis on larger forms. May  be retaken to a maximum of four hours.

MUS 896: Special Project in Theory/Composition, Conducting, or General Music. (3) A.
Prerequisite: MUS 556 or MUS 756 Choral Conducting option only. Requirement for the Master of Music options in theory/composition, choral conducting and  instrumental conducting. May be elected by other Master of Music options. May be fulfilled by theory project, composition, analytical paper, or recital.

MUS 897: Graduate Recital. (2 or 3) A.

MUS 898: Research in Music and Music Education. (3) A.
Research techniques appropriate to music and music education; principles of research design; organization of the research report; analysis of representative research.

MUS 899: Thesis. (3) A.

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