Music

253.535.7602 www.plu.edu/music/ music@plu.edu
Brian Galante, D.M.A., Chair

Major Requirements

Fuchs organ in Lagerquist Hall of the Mary Baker Russell Music Center at PLU. (Photo/John Froschauer)

No courses in music (MUSI) may be taken for credit by examination.

First-Year Students

Students intending to major in music should begin the major music sequences in the first year. Failure to do so may mean an extra semester or year to complete the program.

Required first year courses are:

  • MUSI 120: Music and Culture (4)
  • MUSI 125: Ear Training I (1)
  • MUSI 126: Ear Training II (1)
  • MUSI 133: Music Theory & Analysis IA (2)
  • MUSI 135: Music Theory & Analysis IB (2)
  • MUSI 136: Music Theory & Analysis II (3)
  • MUSI 151: Keyboard Musicianship I (1) and/or MUSI 152: Keyboard Musicianship II (1)
    • or MUSI 251: Keyboard Musicianship III (1)
    • or successful completion of the Keyboarding Proficiency Assessment

All first-year students should complete the Theory online placement test before class registration. Students will be placed in the appropriate level Music Theory & Analysis course based on the test outcome. MUSI 133 and 135 are half-semester courses.

Music Major Degrees

General Requirements

  • Entrance Audition:
    To be admitted to a music major program, prospective students must audition for the music faculty.
  • Declaration of Major:
    Students interested in majoring in music should declare a music major during their first semester of enrollment in the program. They will be assigned a music faculty advisor who will assure that the student receives help in exploring the various majors and in scheduling music study in the most efficient and economical manner. Majors can always be changed later.
  • Ensemble Requirement:
    Music majors are required to participate every semester in one of the music ensembles specified in their major. (Exception: semesters involving study away and/or student teaching.)
  • Keyboard Proficiency:
    Basic keyboard skills are required in all music majors (B.M., B.M.E., B.M.A., B.A.). For students pursuing the B.A. degree, attainment of adequate keyboard skills is determined by successful completion of MUSI 152: Keyboard Musicianship II, with a grade of C or better. Students in all other programs must complete MUSI 251: Keyboard Musicianship III, with a grade of C or better (B or better for the B.M.E.) and/or successfully pass the Keyboarding Proficiency Assessment. Students who do not pass the Keyboarding Proficiency Assessment by the end of their fifth semester (fall of junior year) may not be permitted to continue in the B.M., B.M.E., or B.M.A. degree.
  • Language Requirement:
    Vocal performance majors are required to take at least one year of language study (two regular semesters) in French or German (see department handbook).
  • Music Electives:
    Unless specified in the degree program, music electives must be at the 300-level or higher.
  • Grades and Grade Point Policy:
    Only grades of C or higher in music courses may be counted toward the major. Courses in which the student receives lower than a C must be repeated, unless the department authorizes substitute course work. Majors must maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade point average in academic music courses (private lessons and ensembles excluded) to remain in the program (see department handbook).
  • Music Major Assessment:
    Students pursuing Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.), Bachelor of Musical Arts (B.M.A.) or Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.) degrees will have their progress and potential assessed at the end of the first, sophomore, junior and senior years. Assessments are made by the music faculty via progress reviews, juries and public presentations. Outcomes are pass/fail; students who fail an assessment will not be allowed to continue in the music program (see department handbook).

Music Core

27 semester hours for the B.A.; 33 semester hours for the B.M., B.M.E., and B.M.A.

The following core is required in all music degree programs:

  • MUSI 120: Music and Culture (4)
  • MUSI 125 Ear Training I (1)
  • MUSI 126: Ear Training II (1)
  • MUSI 133: Music Theory & Analysis IA (2)
  • MUSI 135: Music Theory & Analysis IB (2)
  • MUSI 136: Music Theory & Analysis II (3)
  • MUSI 151: Keyboard Musicianship I (1)
  • MUSI 152: Keyboard Musicianship II (1)
  • MUSI 225: Ear Training III (1)
  • MUSI 226: Ear Training IV (1) (not for B.A.)
  • MUSI 235: Music Theory & Analysis III (3)
  • MUSI 236: Music Theory & Analysis IV (4)*
  • MUSI 251: Keyboard Musicianship III (1) (not for B.A.)
  • MUSI 301: Music in Historical Context I (4)*
  • MUSI 302: Music in Historical Context II (4)*

*Students pursuing the B.A. degree choose two courses among MUSI 236, 301, and 302.

Required Music Core Sequence

All entering first-year students who intend to major in music must follow the required music core sequence in the indicated years. All students will complete diagnostic placement testing prior to (or during) the first week of Fall classes and must complete the core sequence as prescribed by the music faculty.

Year One: Fall Semester

  • MUSI 120: Music and Culture (4) (if preferred may take in Spring Semester)
  • MUSI 125: Ear Training I
  • MUSI 133 and MUSI 135: Music Theory & Analysis IA (2)/IB (2)
  • MUSI 151 or 251: Keyboard Musicianship I or III

Year One: Spring Semester

  • MUSI 120: Music and Culture (4) (if not taken in the Fall Semester)
  • MUSI 126: Ear Training II (1)
  • MUSI 136: Music Theory & Analysis II (3)
  • MUSI 152: Keyboard Musicianship II (1)

Year Two: Fall Semester

  • MUSI 225: Ear Training III (1)
  • MUSI 235: Music Theory & Analysis III (3)
  • MUSI 251: Keyboarding Musicianship III (1)
  • MUSI 301: Music in Historical Context I (4)

Year Two: Spring Semester

  • MUSI 226: Ear Training IV (1)
  • MUSI 236: Music Theory & Analysis IV (4)
  • MUSI 302: Music in Historical Context II (4)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree

Major in Music

Maximum of 44 semester hours in music, plus cognate

  • Music Core: (27)
  • Ensembles (4)
    • Choose from: MUSI 360-383 (4)
  • Applied Lessons (5)
    • Choose from: MUSI 201-219, 401-419
  • Capstone Sequence (4)
    • MUSI 398: Keystone: Introduction to Music Research (2)
    • MUSI 499: Capstone Senior Project (fall/spring) (1, 1)
  • Electives (4)
    • Choose any MUSI 300-499 not already used in the major

Also required for the B.A. degree are:

  • Meet College of Arts and Sciences Language Requirement (Option I, II) (one year of language)
  • Take a non-music arts elective course in visual arts, theatre or dance.
  • Cognate: An academic minor or second major outside of music.

Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) Degree

The music education program is demanding of students’ time and energies. Successful continuation in the program is predicated on meeting the program requirements by the end of the Fall Semester of the sophomore year. Transfer students should meet the requirements by Fall Semester of their first year at PLU. Program requirements are listed below:

  • 2.50 cumulative G.P.A.
  • PSYC 101 with a grade of C+ or better
  • WRIT 101 (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better
  • Two semesters of keyboarding (from MUSI 151/152) with grades of B or better, or successful completion of the Keyboard Proficiency Assessment
  • MUSI 240 with a grade of B or better; this course will include the preparation of documents required for application to the B.M.E. program:
    • personal statement describing why you wish to become a music teacher
    • recommendation from a person who knows of your work with children/students
    • completed evaluation forms from studio teacher and ensemble director

Major in Music

87 semester hours in music; total 104 semester hours

First-Year, sophomore, junior and senior assessments required.

  • Bachelor of Music Education: K-12 Choral (Elementary)
  • Bachelor of Music Education: K-12 Choral (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Music Education: K-12 Instrumental (Band)
  • Bachelor of Music Education: K-12 Instrumental (Orchestra)

Music Education Core
11 semester hours

All B.M.E. degrees include the following music education core courses:

  • MUSI 240: Introduction to Music Education (3)
  • MUSI 340: Managing the Classroom and Curriculum  (3)
  • MUSI 345: Conducting I (1)
  • MUSI 346: Conducting II (1)
  • MUSI 348: Practicum in Music Education (1)
  • MUSI 469: Student Teaching Seminar (2)

Department of Education Sequence

17 semester hours

In addition to the music courses listed, all music education majors are required to take the following courses in the Department of Education.

The WEST-E exam in the appropriate area of concentration is taken during the senior year and must be passed prior to student teaching.

  • EDUC 391: Foundations of Learning (3)
  • EPSY 361: Psychology for Teaching (3)
  • EDUC 320: Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect (1)
  • EDUC 468: Student Teaching – Secondary (10)

Application for admission to the Department of Education requires completion of WRIT 101 (or equivalent) and PSYC 101, each of which also satisfies an element in the General Education Program required of all students.

K-12 Choral

  • Music Core (33)
  • Ensembles (8)
    • Choose from: MUSI 360-363 (1 each semester)
  • Applied Lessons (16)
    • Choose from: MUSI 204 and 404 (14)
    • MUSI 499: Capstone: Senior Project (senior recital) (2)
  • Music Education Core (11)
  • Concentration (19): Choose Secondary or Elementary focus
    • Secondary Focus (19)
      • MUSI 355: Diction I (1)
      • MUSI 356: Diction II (1)
      • MUSI 421: Functional Piano for the Professional Musician (2)
      • MUSI 440: Introduction to General Music Methods (2)
      • MUSI 443: Methods of Secondary Choral Music (2)
      • MUSI 444: Materials of Secondary Choral Music (2)
      • MUSI 445: Conducting III (1)
      • MUSI 446: Conducting IV (1)
      • MUSI 453: Vocal Pedagogy (2)
      • Choose five credits from the following:
        • MUSI 241: String Lab I (1) or MUSI 242: String Lab II (1)
        • MUSI 243: Woodwind Lab I (1) or MUSI 244: Woodwind Lab II (1)
        • MUSI 245: Brass Lab I (1) or MUSI 246: Brass Lab II (1)
        • MUSI 247: Percussion Lab (1)
        • MUSI 321: Guitar Lab (1)
        • MUSI 325: Class Composition I (2)
        • MUSI 326: Class Composition II (2)
        • MUSI 441: Advanced Elementary Music Methods (2)
        • MUSI 451: Piano Pedagogy (2)
    • Elementary Focus (19)
      • MUSI 247: Percussion Lab I (1)
      • MUSI 321: Guitar Lab (1)
      • MUSI 421: Functional Piano for the Professional Musician (2)
      • MUSI 440: Introduction to General Music Methods (2)
      • MUSI 441: Advanced Elementary Music Methods (2)
      • MUSI 443: Methods of Secondary Choral Music (2)
      • DANC 301: Dance in World Cultures (4)
      • Choose five credits from the following:
        • DANC 252: Contemporary I (2)
        • DANC 255: Hip Hop (1)
        • MUSI 241: String Lab I (1) or MUSI 242: String Lab II (1)
        • MUSI 325: Class Composition I (2)
        • MUSI 326: Class Composition II (2)
        • MUSI 444: Materials of Secondary Choral Music (2)
        • MUSI 445: Conducting III (1)
        • MUSI 446: Conducting IV (1)
        • MUSI 451: Piano Pedagogy (2)
        • MUSI 453: Vocal Pedagogy (2)

K-12 Instrumental (Band Emphasis)

  • Music Core (33)
  • Ensembles (8)
    • Choose from large ensemble: MUSI 370-371, 380 (8)
  • Applied Lessons (16)
    • Choose from: MUSI 202-219, 402-419
    • MUSI 499: Capstone: Senior Project (recital) (2)
  • Music Education Core (11)
  • Concentration (19): Choose Secondary or Elementary Focus
    • Secondary Focus (19):
      • MUSI 241: String Lab I (1) or MUSI 242: String Lab II (1)
      • Lab Electives – Choose 4 semester hours from:
        • MUSI 243/244: Woodwind Lab I, II (1,1)
        • MUSI 245/246: Brass Lab I, II (1,1)
        • MUSI 247: Percussion Lab (1)
      • MUSI 440: Introduction to General Music Methods (2)
      • MUSI 445: Conducting III (1)
      • MUSI 446: Conducting IV (1)
      • MUSI 447: Methods for School Band Music (2)
      • MUSI 448: Materials for School Band Music (2)
      • Choose six credits from the following:
        • MUSI 248: Voice Lab (1)
        • MUSI 321: Guitar Lab (1)
        • MUSI 325: Class Composition I (2)
        • MUSI 326: Class Composition II (2)
        • MUSI 360-363: Choral Ensemble (1, repeatable for credit)
        • MUSI 381: Chamber Ensemble (1, repeatable for credit)
        • MUSI 421: Functional Piano for the Professional Musician (2)
        • MUSI 441: Advanced Elementary Music Methods
    • Elementary Focus (19)
      • MUSI 241: String Lab I (1) or MUSI 242: String Lab II (1)
      • Lab Electives – Choose 4 semester hours from:
        • MUSI 243/244: Woodwind Lab I, II (1,1)
        • MUSI 245/246: Brass Lab I, II (1,1)
        • MUSI 247: Percussion Lab (1)
      • MUSI 321: Guitar Lab (1)
      • MUSI 440: Introduction to General Music Methods (2)
      • MUSI 441: Advanced Elementary Music Methods (2)
      • MUSI 447: Methods for School Band Music (2)
      • DANC 301: Dance in World Cultures (4)
      • Choose three credits from the following:
        • DANC 252: Contemporary I (2)
        • DANC 255: Hip Hop (1)
        • MUSI 248: Voice Lab (1)
        • MUSI 325: Class Composition I (2)
        • MUSI 326: Class Composition II (2)
        • MUSI 360-363: Choral Ensemble (1, repeatable for credit)
        • MUSI 381: Chamber Ensemble (1, repeatable for credit)
        • MUSI 445: Conducting III (1)
        • MUSI 446: Conducting IV (1)
        • MUSI 448: Materials for School Band Music (2)

K-12 Instrumental (Orchestra Emphasis)

  • Music Core (33)
  • Ensembles (8)
    • Choose from large ensemble: MUSI 370-371, 380 (8)
  • Applied Lessons (16)
    • Choose from: MUSI 202-219, 402-419
    • MUSI 499: Capstone: Senior Project (recital) (2)
  • Music Education Core (11)
  • Concentration (19): Choose Secondary or Elementary Focus
    • Secondary Focus (19)
      • MUSI 241/242: String Lab I, II (1,1)
      • MUSI 243: Woodwind Lab I (1) or MUSI 244: Woodwind Lab II (1)
      • MUSI 245: Brass Lab I (1) or MUSI 246: Brass Lab II (1)
      • MUSI 247: Percussion Lab (1)
      • MUSI 440: Introduction to General Music Methods (2)
      • MUSI 445: Conducting III (1)
      • MUSI 446: Conducting IV (1)
      • MUSI 455: String Pedagogy (2)
      • MUSI 456: Methods and Materials for School Strings (2)
      • Choose six credits from the following:
        • MUSI 248: Voice Lab (1)
        • MUSI 321: Guitar Lab (1)
        • MUSI 325: Class Composition I (2)
        • MUSI 326: Class Composition II (2)
        • MUSI 360-363: Choral Ensemble (1, repeatable for credit)
        • MUSI 381: Chamber Ensemble (1, repeatable for credit)
        • MUSI 421: Functional Piano for the Professional Musician (2)
        • MUSI 441: Advanced Elementary Music Methods (2)
    • Elementary Focus (19)
      • MUSI 241/242: String Lab I, II (1,1)
      • MUSI 243: Woodwind Lab I (1) or MUSI 244: Woodwind Lab II (1)
      • MUSI 245: Brass Lab I (1) or MUSI 246: Brass Lab II (1)
      • MUSI 247: Percussion Lab (1)
      • MUSI 321: Guitar Lab (1)
      • MUSI 440: Introduction to General Music Methods (2)
      • MUSI 441: Advanced Elementary Music Methods (2)
      • MUSI 455: String Pedagogy (2)
      • DANC 301: Dance in World Cultures (4)
      • Choose three credits from the following:
        • DANC 252: Contemporary I (2)
        • DANC 255: Hip Hop (1)
        • MUSI 248: Voice Lab (1)
        • MUSI 325: Class Composition I (2)
        • MUSI 326: Class Composition II (2)
        • MUSI 360-363: Choral Ensemble (1, repeatable for credit)
        • MUSI 381: Chamber Ensemble (1, repeatable for credit)
        • MUSI 445: Conducting III (1)
        • MUSI 446: Conducting IV (1)
        • MUSI 456: Methods and Materials for School Strings (2)

Bachelor of Musical Arts (B.M.A.) Degree

Major in Music

62 semester hours, plus cognate

  • Music Core (33)
  • Ensembles (8)
    • Choose from: MUSI 360-383 (one each semester)
  • Applied Lessons (8)
    • Choose from: MUSI 201-219, 401-419 (8)
  • Conducting (1)
    • MUSI 345: Conducting I (1)
  • Capstone Sequence
    • MUSI 398: Keystone: Introduction to Music Research (2)
    • MUSI 499: Capstone Senior Project (fall/spring) (1,1)
  • J-Term – One Required
    • MUSI 390/391: Intensive Performance Study (4)
  • Electives (4)
    • Choose any MUSI 300-499 not already used in the major
  • Cognate: An academic minor or second major outside of music. First-year, sophomore, junior and senior assessments required.

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree

Major in Music

84-88 semester hours

  • First-year, sophomore, junior and senior assessments required.
  • For vocal performance: language study required.
  • Applied Lessons are to be taken in consecutive Fall/Spring Semesters; continuous non-jazz study throughout the program required.

Concentrations

Composition
84 semester hours

  • Music Core (33)
  • Ensembles (10)
    • MUSI 360-383 (one each semester, 8)
    • MUSI 381: Chamber Ensemble (world music focus) (2)
  • Applied Lessons (8)
    • Choose from: MUSI 201-219, 401-419 (8)
  • Concentration Module (26)
    • MUSI 325: Class Composition I (2)
    • MUSI 326: Class Composition II (2)
    • MUSI 327: Composition (14)
    • MUSI 328: Electronic Media (2)
    • MUSI 345: Conducting I (1)
    • MUSI 346: Conducting II (1)
    • MUSI 499: Capstone: Senior Project (4)
  • Music Electives (7)
    • Choose any MUSI 300-499 not already used in the major

Instrumental (Performance)
84 semester hours

  • Music Core (33)
  • Ensembles (8) (1 each semester)
    • Choose from: MUSI 370-371, 380
  • Applied Lessons (22)
    • Principal Instrument (15)
      • Choose from: MUSI 205-219, 405-419 (15)
    • MUSI 399: Keystone: Junior Recital (3)
    • MUSI 499: Capstone: Senior Project (Senior Recital) (4)
  • J-Term – 1 required (4)
    • MUSI 390/391: Intensive Performance (4)
  • Concentration Module (13)
    • MUSI 345: Conducting I (1)
    • MUSI 346: Conducting II (1)
    • MUSI 381: Chamber Ensemble (2)
    • MUSI 420: Private Instruction: Pedagogy (2)
    • Choose seven credits from the following:
      • MUSI 201-219, 401-419: Private Instruction (in secondary area) (1-2)
      • MUSI 241: String Lab I (1)
      • MUSI 242: String Lab II (1)
      • MUSI 243: Woodwind Lab I (1)
      • MUSI 244: Woodwind Lab II (1)
      • MUSI 245: Brass Lab I (1)
      • MUSI 246: Brass Lab II (1)
      • MUSI 247: Percussion Lab (1)
      • MUSI 248: Voice Lab (1)
      • MUSI 325: Class Composition I (2)
      • MUSI 326: Class Composition II (2)
      • MUSI 421: Functional Piano for the Professional Musician (2)
      • MUSI 445: Conducting III (1)
      • MUSI 446: Conducting IV (1)
  • Electives (4)
    • Choose any MUSI 300-499 not already used in the major

Organ (Performance)
84 semester hours

  • Music Core (33)
  • Ensemble (8)
    • MUSI 381: Chamber Ensemble (1)
    • Music Ensembles (7)
      • Choose from: MUSI 360-383 (one each semester)
  • Applied Lessons (22)
    • MUSI 203: Private Instruction: Organ (8)
    • MUSI 403: Private Instruction: Organ (7)
    • MUSI 399: Keystone: Junior Recital (3)
    • MUSI 499: Capstone: Senior Project (Senior Recital) (4)
  • J Term – One Required (4)
    • MUSI 390/391: Intensive Performance (4)
  • Concentration Module (13)
    • MUSI 219: Harpsichord (1)
    • MUSI 345: Conducting I (1)
    • MUSI 346: Conducting II (1)
    • MUSI 352: Organ – Improvisation (1)
    • MUSI 420:  Private Instruction: Pedagogy (2)
    • MUSI 421: Functional Piano for the Professional Musician (2)
    • Choose five credits from the following:
      • MUSI 325: Class Composition I (2)
      • MUSI 326: Class Composition II (2)
      • MUSI 445: Conducting III (1)
      • MUSI 446: Conducting IV (1)
      • MUSI 451: Piano Pedagogy (2)
      • MUSI 453: Vocal Pedagogy (2)
  • Electives (4)
    • Choose any MUSI 300-499 not already used in the major

Piano (Performance)
84 semester hours

  • Music Core (33)
  • Ensembles (8)
    • Choose from: MUSI 360-363, 370-371, 380 (2)
    • MUSI 351: Accompanying (2)
    • MUSI 383: Piano Ensemble (2)
    • Piano ensemble electives (2)
      • Choose from: MUSI 351, 360-363, 370-371, 380, 383
  • Applied Lessons (22)
    • MUSI 202 or 402: Private Instruction – Piano (15)
    • MUSI 399: Keystone: Junior Recital (3)
    • MUSI 499: Capstone: Senior Project (Senior Recital) (4)
  • J-Term (One Required)
    • MUSI 390/391: Intensive Performance (4)
  • Concentration Module (10)
    • MUSI 219: Harpsichord (1) or MUSI 203: Organ (1)
    • MUSI 345: Conducting I (1)
    • MUSI 421: Functional Piano for the Professional Musician (2)
    • MUSI 430: Piano Literature 1 (2)
    • MUSI 431: Piano Literature 2 (2)
    • MUSI 451: Piano Pedagogy (2)
  • Electives (7)
    • Choose any MUSI 300-499 not already used in the major

Voice (Performance)
88 semester hours

  • Music Core (33)
  • Ensembles (8)
    • Choral Ensemble: Choose from: MUSI 360-363 (one each semester)
  • Applied Lessons (22)
    • MUSI 204 or 404: Private Instruction – Voice (15)
    • MUSI 399: Keystone: Junior Recital (3)
    • MUSI 499: Capstone: Senior Project (Senior Recital) (4)
  • J-Term – One Required (4)
    • MUSI 390/391: Intensive Performance (4)
  • Concentration Module (9)
    • MUSI 345: Conducting I (1)
    • MUSI 353: Solo Vocal Lit (2)
    • MUSI 355: Diction I (1)
    • MUSI 356: Diction II (1)
    • MUSI 366: Opera (2)
    • MUSI 453: Vocal Pedagogy (2)
  • Electives (4)
    • Choose any MUSI 300-499 not already used in the major
  • Language (one year required) (8)
    • Choose from FREN or GERM 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302

Minors

General Minor

22 semester hours including:

  • MUSI 120: Music and Culture (4)
  • MUSI 125, 126, 136 (5)
  • One of the following: MUSI 151, 152, or 251 (1)
  • 4 semester hours of Private Instruction: (MUSI 201-219, 401-419)
  • 4 semester hours of Ensemble (MUSI 360-383)
  • One of the following: MUSI 101-106, 301-302

Specialized Minor

32 semester hours

  • Includes courses required in the General Minor as listed above (22 semester hours), plus:
    • 4 additional semester hours of Private Instruction (MUSI 401-419)
    • 6 additional hours from one of the Bachelor of Music concentration modules (see above) or in jazz study as listed below.

Jazz Study at PLU

Students interested in pursuing the academic study of jazz at PLU have three options:

Specialized Music Minor in Jazz

32 semester hours, including:

  • Courses in the general minor (22 semester hours), plus 4 additional semester hours of private instruction.
  • Six additional semester hours, including: MUSI 103 and 427
  • Jazz students may fulfill the ensemble requirement in jazz-related ensembles.

Jazz study in combination with an outside, non-music field (Bachelor of Musical Arts degree)

62 semester hours

Jazz students may major in music under the B.M.A. degree while combining music studies with a non-music academic minor or second major. In this program, all private lesson and ensemble credit may be in jazz.

Jazz study in combination with non-jazz (classical) performance study (Bachelor of Music degree)

80 semester hours

Instrumental jazz students may major in performance (see Bachelor of Music above) in which up to half the studio instruction and recital literature can be in jazz (see academic program contract for details).

Private Music Lessons

Special fee in addition to tuition. Private music lesson fees are non-refundable.

One Semester Hour

Fall and Spring Semesters: One half-hour private lesson per week (12 weeks) in addition to daily practice. January and Summer: Six hours of instruction to be arranged in addition to daily practice. Students in piano, voice, and guitar may be assigned to class instruction at the discretion of the music faculty.

Two Semester Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters: One-hour lesson per week (12 weeks) in addition to daily practice. Not offered in January or Summer.

Three or Four Semester Hours

By permission of department only; not offered in January or Summer.

Music (MUSI) - Undergraduate Courses

MUSI 101 : Introduction to Music - AR

Introduction to music literature with emphasis on listening, structure, period, and style. Designed to enhance the enjoyment and understanding of music. Not open to majors. (4)

MUSI 103 : History of Jazz - AR

Survey of America's unique art form−Jazz: Emphasis on history, listening, structure, and style from early developments through recent trends. (4)

MUSI 105 : The Arts of China - AR, C

Exploration of a number of Chinese art forms, primarily music but also including calligraphy, painting, tai chi, poetry, Beijing opera, film and cuisine. (4)

MUSI 106 : Music of Scandinavia - AR, C

Survey of Scandinavian music from the Bronze Age to the present, with primary focus on the music of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. (4)

MUSI 120 : Music and Culture - AR, C

Introduction to the study of Western and non-Western music with an emphasis on musical history, style, and social context. Restricted to music majors and minors. (4)

MUSI 125 : Ear Training I - AR

Development of aural skills, including interval recognition, sight-singing, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic dictation. (1)

MUSI 126 : Ear Training II - AR

Continuation of MUSI 125. Prerequisite: MUSI 125 or consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 133 : Music Theory & Analysis IA

Introduces basic underlying elements of music theory: reading and notating music, key signatures, intervals, chords, scales, etc. Previous music-reading experience highly recommended, but not required. (2)

MUSI 135 : Music Theory & Analysis IB

A continuation of MUSI 133. Minor scales, intervals, triads, diatonic 7th chords, basic analysis, etc. (2)

MUSI 136 : Music Theory & Analysis II

A continuation of MUSI 135. Further study of the materials and syntax of musical expression through an examination of harmonic and melodic analysis, composition, part-writing, figured bass, non-chord tones, small formal structures, secondary functions, etc. Prerequisite: MUSI 135 or consent of instructor. (3)

MUSI 151 : Keyboard Musicianship I

Beginning skills in piano and general musicianship in a group piano setting, including reading in treble and bass clef, building coordination and technique, sight-reading, improvisation, playing by ear, harmonization of melodies, lead-sheet realization, transposing, ensemble playing, and public performance. Requires no previous keyboard experience. Intended for music majors or minors, but students of all areas are welcome. (1)

MUSI 152 : Keyboard Musicianship II

Development of piano and musicianship skills in a group piano setting, including sight-reading, harmonization of melodies, lead-sheet realization, open-score reading, scales and technique, improvisation, transposing, accompanying and public performance. Prerequisite: MUSI 151 or consent of instructor. Intended for music majors, but open to students in all areas. (1)

MUSI 190 : FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

MUSI 201 : Private Instruction: Jazz - AR

Prerequisite: Two semesters of non-jazz study (MUSI 202-219) or permission of the director of jazz studies. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 201A for 1 hour; 201B for 2 hours; 201C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 202 : Private Instruction: Piano - AR

Private instruction for Piano. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 202A for 1 hour; 202B for 2 hours; 202C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 203 : Private Instruction: Organ - AR

Private instruction for Organ. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 203A for 1 hour; 203B for 2 hours; 203C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 204 : Private Instruction: Voice - AR

Private instruction for Voice. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 204A for 1 hour; 204B for 2 hours; 204C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 205 : Private Instruction: Violin/Viola - AR

Private instruction for Violin/Viola. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 205A for 1 hour; 205B for 2 hours; 205C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 206 : Private Instruction: Cello/Bass - AR

Private Instruction for Cello/Bass. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 206A for 1 hour; 206B for 2 hours; 206C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 207 : Private Instruction: Flute - AR

Private instruction for Flute. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 207A for 1 hour; 207B for 2 hours; 207C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 208 : Private Instruction: Oboe/English Horn - AR

Private instruction for Oboe/English Horn. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 208A for 1 hour; 208B for 2 hours; 208C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 209 : Private Instruction: Bassoon - AR

Private instruction for Bassoon. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 209A for 1 hour; 209B for 2 hours; 209C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 210 : Private Instruction: Clarinet - AR

Private instruction for Clarinet. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 210A for 1 hour; 210B for 2 hours; 210C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 211 : Private Instruction: Saxophone - AR

Private instruction for Saxophone. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 211A for 1 hour; 211B for 2 hours; 211C for 3 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 212 : Private Instruction: Trumpet - AR

Private instruction for Trumpet. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 212A for 1 hour; 212B for 2 hours; 212C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 213 : Private Instruction: French Horn - AR

Private instruction for French Horn. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 213A for 1 hour; 213B for 2 hours; 213C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 214 : Private Instruction: Trombone - AR

Private instruction for Trombone. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 214A for 1 hour; 214B for 2 hours; 214C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 215 : Private Instruction: Baritone/Tuba - AR

Private instruction for Baritone/Tuba. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 215A for 1 hour; 215B for 2 hours; 215C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 216 : Private Instruction: Percussion - AR

Private instruction for Percussion. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 216A for 1 hour; 216B for 2 hours; 216C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 217 : Private Instruction: Guitar - AR

Private instruction for Guitar. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 217A for 1 hour; 217B for 2 hours; 217C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 218 : Private Instruction: Harp - AR

Private instruction for Harp. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 218A for 1 hour; 218B for 2 hours; 218C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 219 : Private Instruction: Harpsichord AR

Private instruction for Harpsichord. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 219A for 1 hour; 219B for 2 hours; 219C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 225 : Ear Training III - AR

A continuation of MUSI 126. Prerequisite: MUSI 126 or consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 226 : Ear Training IV - AR

A continuation of MUSI 225. Prerequisite: MUSI 225 or consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 235 : Music Theory & Analysis III

A continuation of MUSI 136. Further study of the materials and syntax of musical expression through an examination of modulation, larger formal structures, mode mixture, borrowed chords, augmented sixth chords, chromatic harmony, composition, etc. Prerequisite: MUSI 136 or consent of instructor. (3)

MUSI 236 : Music Theory & Analysis IV

Introduction to post-tonal techniques and the craft of the 21st century composer/arranger, including counterpoint, orchestration, and the development of thematic material into a composition. Prerequisite: MUSI 235 or consent of department chair. (4)

MUSI 240 : Introduction to Music Education

Introduction to the profession. History and philosophy of music education. Developmental characteristics of students and learning styles. Introduction to national and state standards. Lesson design with emphasis on writing objectives. 15 hour practicum required. Music education majors only. (3)

MUSI 241 : String Lab I

Methods and materials of teaching and playing string instruments in the public schools. Intended for music education majors. (1)

MUSI 242 : String Lab II

Methods and materials of teaching and playing string instruments in the public schools. Intended for music education majors. (1)

MUSI 243 : Woodwind Lab I

Group instruction on flute, clarinet, and saxophone; methods and materials of teaching and playing single reeds in the public schools. Intended for music education majors. (1)

MUSI 244 : Woodwind Lab II

Group instruction on oboe and bassoon; methods and materials of teaching and playing double reed instruments in the public schools. Intended for music education majors. (1)

MUSI 245 : Brass Lab I

Group Instruction on trumpet and horn; methods and materials of teaching and playing high brass instruments in the public schools. Intended for music education majors. (1)

MUSI 246 : Brass Lab II

Group instruction on trombone, euphonium, and tuba; methods and materials of teaching and playing low brass instruments in the public schools. Intended for music education majors. (1)

MUSI 247 : Percussion Lab

Methods and materials of teaching and playing percussion instruments in the public schools. (1)

MUSI 248 : Voice Lab

Methods and materials of vocal pedagogy and solo vocal performance in the public schools. (1)

MUSI 251 : Keyboard Musicianship III

Continued development of piano and musicianship skills in a group piano setting, including scales and technique, accompanying, harmonization of melodies, lead-sheet realization, singing and playing, improvisation, transposing, open-score reading, hymn sight-reading, and public performance. Prerequisite: MUSI 152 or consent of instructor. Intended for music majors, but open to students in all areas. Culminates in the Keyboarding Proficiency Assessment. (1)

MUSI 287 : Special Topics in Music

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 288 : Special Topics in Music

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 289 : Special Topics in Music

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 291 : Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

MUSI 301 : Music in Historical Context I

Music History in theory and practice from the Middle Ages through the Age of the Enlightenment. In this course students will study the development of Western music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical era through examination and performance of representative works of each time period. Prerequisites: MUSI 120 and MUSI 136. (4)

MUSI 302 : Music in Historical Context II

Music History in theory and practice from Beethoven's innovations to those of the present day. In this course students will study the development of Western music of the Romantic, Modernist, and Post-Modernist periods through examination of representative works of each time period. Prerequisites: MUSI 120 and 136. (4)

MUSI 321 : Guitar Lab

Group instruction on acoustic guitar; methods and materials of teaching and playing guitar in the public schools. Intended for music education majors. (1)

MUSI 325 : Class Composition I

A systematic introduction to neo-tonal compositional languages, styles, and techniques resulting in individually composed chamber pieces. MUSI 325 and 326 are prerequisites for private study in Composition (MUSI 327). Students intending to major in Composition should take these courses in their first year of music study. Students majoring in other areas may take these courses after completing MUSI 236. MUSI 325 and MUSI 326 need not be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: MUSI 236 or consent of instructor. (2)

MUSI 326 : Class Composition II

A systematic introduction to pan-tonal compositional languages, styles, and techniques resulting in individually composed chamber pieces. MUSI 325 and MUSI 326 are prerequisites for private study in Composition (MUSI 327). Students intending to major in Composition should take these courses in their first year of music study. Students majoring in other areas may take these courses after completing MUSI 236. MUSI 325 and MUSI 326 need not be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: MUSI 236 or consent of instructor. (2)

MUSI 327 : Composition AR

A systematic approach to contemporary musical composition; students create and notate works for solo, small and large ensembles. May be repeated for additional credit. Private instruction; special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 327A for 1 hour; 327B for 2 hours; 327C for 3 or 4 hours. Prerequisites: MUSI 325 and 326 or consent of instructor.

MUSI 328 : Electronic Media

Application of electronic media and techniques to compositional process. Private instruction; special fee in addition to tuition. May be repeated for credit. Students register in 328A for 1 hour; 328B for 2 hours; 328C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 329 : Songwriting and Audio Production - AR

A systematic approach to the creation and recording of popular and commercial music. May be repeated for additional credit. Private instruction; special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in MUSI 329A for 1 hour; MUSI 329B for 2 hours; MUSIC 329C for 3 or 4 hours (1 to 4)

MUSI 340 : Managing the Classroom and Curriculum

Classroom management, classroom technology, and assessment. Unit and lesson planning with introduction to the edTPA. 15 hour practicum required. Prerequisite: MUSI 240. (3)

MUSI 341 : Music for Classroom Teachers

Methods and procedures in teaching elementary school music as well as infusing the arts in the curriculum. Offered for students preparing for elementary classroom teaching (non-music education majors). Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in EDUC 390: Inquiry into Learning I. (2)

MUSI 345 : Conducting I - AR

Introduction to basic patterns, gestures, and conducting techniques. (1)

MUSI 346 : Conducting II

Continuation of MUSI 345; observation of advanced conducting students in laboratory ensemble. (1)

MUSI 348 : Practicum in Music Education

Field experience teaching in elementary, middle or junior high school; provides laboratory experience in teaching prior to full student teaching experience. Prerequisite: MUSI 340; Recommended: enroll fall semester preceding student teaching. (1)

MUSI 351 : Accompanying - AR

Laboratory experience in accompanying representative vocal and instrumental solo literature in the soloist's private lesson studio. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 352 : Organ Improvisation - AR

Basic techniques of improvisation, particularly as related to hymn tunes. Private instruction: Special Fee in addition to tuition. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 353 : Solo Vocal Literature - AR

Survey of solo vocal literature. (2)

MUSI 355 : Diction I (English/Italian) - AR

An introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its practical applications for singers of English and Italian texts. (1)

MUSI 356 : Diction II (French/German)

Continuation of MUSI 355 with applications for singers of French and German texts. (1)

MUSI 358 : Early Music Laboratory

Exploration of solo and small ensemble literature from the Baroque period and earlier, focusing on range of repertoire, performance practices, and period instruments. Rehearsal and performance augmented by listening, research, and writing. Prerequisite: MUSI 234 or consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 360 : Choir of the West - AR

A study of a wide variety of choral literature and technique through rehearsal and performance of both sacred and secular music. Auditions at the beginning of fall semester. (1)

MUSI 361 : University Chorale - AR

A study of choral literature and technique through rehearsal and performance of both sacred and secular music. Auditions at the beginning of fall semester. (1)

MUSI 362 : University Men's Chorus - AR

The study and performance of repertoire for men's voices. Emphasis on individual vocal and musical development. (1)

MUSI 363 : University Singers - AR

The study and performance of repertoire for women's voices. Emphasis on individual vocal and musical development. (1)

MUSI 366 : Opera - AR

Production of chamber opera, opera scenes, and full operas. Participation in all facets of production. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 370 : University Wind Ensemble - AR

Study and performance of selected wind and percussion literature using various size ensembles. Membership by audition. (1)

MUSI 371 : University Concert Band - AR

Study of selected band literature through rehearsal and performance. Designed for the general university student. Prerequisite: having played instrument through at least junior year of high school or consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 375 : University Jazz Ensemble - AR

Study of selected big band literature through rehearsal and performance. Membership by audition. (1)

MUSI 380 : University Symphony Orchestra - AR

Study of selected orchestral literature through rehearsal and performance. Membership by audition. (1)

MUSI 381 : Chamber Ensemble - AR

Reading, rehearsal, and performance of selected instrumental chamber music. Sections offered in string, brass, woodwind, early instruments, guitar, jazz and world music. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 383 : Piano Ensemble - AR

Techniques and practice in the performance of two-piano and piano duet literature; includes sight reading and program planning. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1)

MUSI 387 : Special Topics in Music

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 388 : Special Topics in Music

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 389 : Special Topics in Music

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 390 : Intensive Performance Study: Ensemble Tour - AR

Intensive study and rehearsal of your repertoire; off-campus tour of major performance venues; special fee in addition to tuition. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (4)

MUSI 391 : Intensive Performance Study: Conservatory Experience

Intensive study and practice of solo repertoire; special fee in addition to tuition. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (4)

MUSI 395 : Music Centers of the World - AR

Exploration of music and other arts in environments off campus. Offered January Term to facilitate study abroad, or in cultural centers of the United States. (4)

MUSI 398 : Keystone: Introduction to Music Research

Introduction to principles and standards relevant to academic research in music, exploration of common research materials and experience with practices and techniques in this field. (2)

MUSI 399 : Keystone: Junior Recital

Preparation and presentation of a juried half recital, normally in the junior year. Declared Bachelor of Music majors only. Private instruction; special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 399A for 1 hour; 399B for 2 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor is required. (1 to 4)

MUSI 401 : Private Instruction:Jazz AR

Prerequisite: Two semesters of non-jazz study (202-219) or permission of the Director of Jazz Studies. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 401A for 1 hour; 401B for 2 hours; 401C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 402 : Private Instruction: Piano - AR

Private instruction for Piano. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 402A for 1 hour; 402B for 2 hours; 402C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 403 : Private Instruction: Organ - AR

Private instruction for Organ. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 403A for 1 hour; 403B for 2 hours; 403C for 3 or 4 hours. (1)

MUSI 404 : Private Instruction: Voice AR

Private instruction for Voice. Special fee in addition to tuition. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 404A for 1 hour; 404B for 2 hours; 404C for 3 or 4 hours. (1)

MUSI 405 : Private Instruction: Violin/Viola - AR

Private instruction for Violin/Viola. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 405A for 1 hour; 405B for 2 hours; 405C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 406 : Private Instruction: Cello/Bass - AR

Private instruction for Cello/Bass. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 406A for 1 hour; 406B for 2 hours; 406C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 407 : Private Instruction: Flute - AR

Private instruction for Flute. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 407A for 1 hour; 407B for 2 hours; 407C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 408 : Private Instruction: Oboe/English Horn - AR

Private instruction for Oboe/English Horn. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 408A for 1 hour; 408B for 2 hours; 408C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 409 : Private Instruction: Bassoon - AR

Private instruction for Bassoon. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 409A for 1 hour; 409B for 2 hours; 409C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 410 : Private Instruction: Clarinet - AR

Private instruction for Clarinet. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 410A for 1 hour; 410B for 2 hours; 410C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 411 : Private Instruction: Saxophone - AR

Private instruction for Saxophone. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 411A for 1 hour; 411B for 2 hours; 411C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 412 : Private Instruction: Trumpet - AR

Private instruction for Trumpet. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 412A for 1 hour; 412B for 2 hours; 412C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 413 : Private Instruction: French Horn - AR

Private instruction for French Horn. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 413A for 1 hour; 413B for 2 hours; 413C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 414 : Private Instruction: Trombone - AR

Private instruction for Trombone. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 414A for 1 hour; 414B for 2 hours; 414C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 415 : Private Instruction: Baritone/Tuba - AR

Private instruction for Baritone/Tuba. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 415A for 1 hour; 415B for 2 hours; 415C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 416 : Private Instruction: Percussion - AR

Private instruction for Percussion. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 416A for 1 hour; 416B for 2 hours; 416C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 417 : Private Instruction: Guitar - AR

Private instruction for Guitar. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 417A for 1 hour; 417B for 2 hours; 417C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 418 : Private Instruction: Harp - AR

Private instruction for Harp. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 418A for 1 hour; 418B for 2 hours; 418C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 419 : Private Instruction: Harpsichord - AR

Private instruction for Harpsichord. Special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in 419A for 1 hour; 419B for 2 hours; 419C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 420 : Private Instruction: Pedagogy - AR

Methods and materials for teaching specific instrumental media in the studio; special fee in addition to tuition. Students register in MUSI 420A for 1 hour and 420B for 2 hours. (1 or 2)

MUSI 421 : Functional Piano for the Professional Musician

Advanced development of piano and musicianship skills in a group piano setting, focusing on the necessary skills for choir direction, including vocal warm-ups, open score reading, sight-reading, hymn sight-reading, singing and playing, and accompanying. Prerequisite: MUSI 251, with a grade of C or better, and/or successful completion of the Keyboarding Proficiency Assessment. Required for Choral Music Education, Organ, and Piano majors, but open to students in all areas. (2)

MUSI 427 : Advanced Orchestration/Arranging - AR

Prerequisite: MUSI 325 and 326 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for additional credit. Private instruction; special fee in addition to tuition. Students are registered in 427A for 1 hour; 427B for 2 hours; 427C for 3 or 4 hours. (1 to 4)

MUSI 430 : Piano Literature I - AR

Study of representative piano repertoire from the 18th and early 19th Century. (2)

MUSI 431 : Piano Literature II - AR

Study of representative piano compositions of the late 19th and 20th Century. (2)

MUSI 440 : Introduction to General Music Methods

Introduction to methods and materials for teaching general music courses in K-12 schools. Music education majors only. Prerequisites: MUSI 340, EDUC 391, and EPSY 361. (2)

MUSI 441 : Advanced Elementary Music Methods

Exploration of Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Gordon approaches. Elementary choral methods and materials. Child voice and changing voice. Music education majors only. Prerequisite: MUSI 440. (2)

MUSI 443 : Methods of Secondary Choral Music

The organization and administration of the secondary school choral program. Prerequisite: MUSI 340. (2)

MUSI 444 : Materials of Secondary Choral Music

Survey of choral literature appropriate for the various age and experience levels of students in grades 4-12, including sources and research techniques. Prerequisite: MUSI 340. (2)

MUSI 445 : Conducting III

Refinement of patterns, gestures, and conducting techniques; application to appropriate vocal and instrumental scores. Prerequisite: MUSI 346 or consent of instructor; Section A (Instrumental); Section B (Choral). (1)

MUSI 446 : Conducting IV

Continuation of MUSI 445; application and development of skills in laboratory ensemble. Prerequisite: MUSI 445 or consent of instructor; Section A - Instrumental, Section B - Choral. (1)

MUSI 447 : Methods of School Band Music

The organization and administration of the secondary school band program. Prerequisite: MUSI 340. (2)

MUSI 448 : Materials for School Band Music

Survey of wind-percussion literature appropriate for the various age and experience levels of students in grades 4-12, including sources and research techniques. Prerequisite: MUSI 340. (2)

MUSI 451 : Piano Pedagogy I - AR

Teaching techniques for prospective teachers of piano, including techniques for individual and group instruction. Methods and materials will cover beginning to intermediate levels. Includes a practical teaching component. Required for piano majors, but open to all advanced pianists. (2)

MUSI 453 : Vocal Pedagogy - AR

Physiological, psychological, and pedagogical aspects of singing. (2)

MUSI 455 : String Pedagogy

Teaching techniques for prospective teachers of strings with emphasis on individual student instruction. Methods and materials from beginning through advanced levels. (2)

MUSI 456 : Methods and Materials for School Strings

The organization and administration of school string programs, elementary through secondary. (2)

MUSI 469 : Student Teaching Seminar

Student teaching experiences shared and analyzed; exploration of related issues regarding entering the public school music teaching profession. Concurrent enrollment with EDUC 468 required. (2)

MUSI 487 : Special Topics in Music

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 488 : Special Topics in Music

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 489 : Special Topics in Music

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 491 : Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for additional credit. (1 to 4)

MUSI 495 : Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

MUSI 499 : Capstone: Senior Project - SR

A culminating project of substantial proportions, presented in a public forum, undertaken in the senior year. For the Bachelor of Arts degree, the project integrates musical studies with a broader liberal arts context; for the Bachelor of Musical Arts degree, the project integrates musical studies with the cognate field; for Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music degrees, the project consists of a juried recital. Private instruction; special fee in addition to tuition. Students register first in 499A for 1 hour and then in the next term 499B for 2 to 4 hour option. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 to 4)

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