Music

MUS 101: MUSIC APPRECIATION

This course is designed for both musicians and non-musicians. It develops a basic music theory vocabulary to engage in a historical overview of musical styles. Recorded and visual materials are utilized in studying the elements, forms and styles of music, with the aim of stimulating a discriminating understanding and enjoyment.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 104: INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY

This course is designed for both musicians and non-musicians. It is a preparatory course for students with little or no prior training in music theory. The class provides students with a solid foundation in the rudiments of music notation and aural awareness including pitch, accidentals, rhythm, clefs, major and minor scales, and key signatures. The Circle of Fifths, triad types, simple and compound meters and intervals are also presented. Elementary ear training exercises are incorporated. Pre-requisite: None.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 113: AURAL SKILLS I

This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Students learn how to sing a melody from written music (sightsing), and write down music by ear (dictation). Material included rhythms in simple and compound meter, scales, triads, and simple intervals. Students learn to use moveable “do” solfege and conducting patterns. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 115: Theory I is recommended. Pre-requisite: None.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 114: AURAL SKILLS II

Aural Skills II increases a student¿s musical cognition and awareness by focusing on melodic and rhythmic dictation. Harmonic dictation is introduced. Aural analysis and dictation proceed from simple to more complex melodies. Sight-singing and rhythm drills include alto and tenor clef exercises. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 116: Theory II is recommended. Prerequisite: MUS 113

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 115: MUSIC THEORY I

This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Topics include notation, pitch, meter, rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals and their inversions, triads and their inversions, figured-bass, diatonic triads, Roman Numerals, melodic analysis, simple keyboard harmony, and cadences. Concurrent enrollment in MUS113 is recommended.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 116: MUSIC THEORY II

This course is a study of four-part chorale harmonization including all diatonic seventh chords, secondary dominants, modulation, binary and ternary forms, mode mixture, Neapolitan chords, and augmented sixth chords. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 114: Aural Skills II is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: MUS115

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 121: CHORUS I

The purpose of this course is to improve the student's ensemble singing through the study and performance of choral music in a variety of musical styles. The course includes at least one public concert providing students an opportunity to perform mastered repertoire.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 122: CHORUS II

The purpose of this course is to improve the student's ensemble singing through the study and performance of choral music in a variety of musical styles. The course includes at least one public concert providing students an opportunity to perform mastered repertoire.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 131: JAZZ ENSEMBLE I

This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Students rehearse and perform jazz ensemble music. The course is open to students playing saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or percussion. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 135: Jazz: Its History and Influence is recommended.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 132: JAZZ ENSEMBLE II

This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. This is a jazz performance ensemble open to students playing saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or percussion. There is at least one scheduled public concert per semester.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 135: JAZZ:HISTORY & INFLUENCE

This course is designed for both musicians and non-musicians. It develops a basic music theory vocabulary to engage in a historical overview of jazz. Recorded and visual materials are utilized in studying the elements, forms and styles of music with the aim of stimulating a discriminating understanding and enjoyment.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 136: ORCHESTRA I

This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Students rehearse and perform orchestral music. The course is open to students playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or percussion at a level NYSSMA 4 or higher. There is one on-campus concert, and two additional public concerts in the community. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 137: ORCHESTRA II

This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Students rehearse and perform orchestral music. The course is open to students playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or percussion at a level NYSSMA 4 or higher. There is one on-campus concert, and two additional public concerts in the community. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 138: JAZZ IMPROVISATION

Students learn the basics of jazz improvisation through a study of rhythm and a thorough examination of scales, chords, and how they can be applied. Emphasis is placed on a theoretical understanding of musical building blocks and through individual improvisatory solos which utilize that knowledge. This course is designed for instrumentalists and vocalists that know how to read music and are proficient on their instrument. Students bring instruments to class, as learning is primarily hands-on and experiential. Recorded examples of important developments in various styles of jazz improvisation are listened to, analyzed and discussed in class. Pre-requisites: MUS 104 or MUS 115

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 141: PIANO I

This course provides students with individual piano lessons in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Students receive weekly 30 minute lessons, perform a jury at the end of the semester, and must pay an additional private lesson course fee. Students must attend a one-time meeting the first Friday of the semester with the Music Coordinator, after which they schedule their weekly lessons based on a time that fits both student and instructor schedules.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 142: PIANO II

This course provides students with individual piano lessons in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Students receive weekly 30 minute lessons, perform a jury at the end of the semester, and must pay an additional private lesson course fee. Students must attend a one-time meeting the first Friday of the semester with the Music Coordinator, after which they schedule their weekly lessons based on a time that fits both student and instructor schedules.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 143: GUITAR CONSORT I

This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Students rehearse and perform guitar ensemble music. The course is open to students who play acoustic guitar. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 144: GUITAR CONSORT II

This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Students rehearse and perform guitar ensemble music. The course is open to students who play acoustic guitar. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 145: GROUP PIANO I

This course is designed to promote facility at the keyboard for students with prior musical training but little or no keyboard/piano skills. Students are presented with general keyboard techniques, and learn solo and group repertoire which they perform in class. Pre/Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 146: GROUP PIANO II

This course is designed to promote facility at the keyboard for students with prior musical training but basic keyboard/piano skills. Students are presented with general keyboard techniques, and learn solo and group repertoire which they perform in class. 0 Lec., 2 Lab, 1 Cr. Hrs. Prerequisite: MUS145.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 151: CHAMBER CHOIR I

This course is designed for more advanced singers. Students rehearse and perform ensemble singing of choral music in a variety of musical styles. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Pre-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 121, 122, 221, or 222.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 152: CHAMBER CHOIR II

This course is designed for more advanced singers. Students rehearse and perform ensemble singing of choral music in a variety of musical styles. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 121, 122, 221, or 222.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 161: PERFORMANCE APLD MUSIC I

This course provides basic instrumental or vocal techniques and beginning literature in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Performance and applied students are assigned to private instructors by the Music Coordinator. Note: Students are responsible for additional music lab fees.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 162: PERFORMANCE APLD MUSIC II

This course is a continuation of Performance and Applied Music I. It provides instrumental or vocal techniques and beginning to intermediate level literature in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Performance and applied students are assigned to private instructors by the Music Coordinator. Note: Students are responsible for additional music lab fees.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 201: HISTORY OF MUSIC I

This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge of music. Students study the place of music in Western civilization, through representative works of each period. It entails a comprehensive, chronological study of the periods and schools of vocal and instrumental music, sacred and secular, and a study of the beginnings of Western music thought in ancient Greece to the end of the Baroque era in 1750. Pre-requisite: None.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix E, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 202: HISTORY OF MUSIC II

A continuation of MUS 201, this course covers music history from 1750 to the present. Developments, trends, and styles in instrumental and vocal genres of representative composers of the classic, romantic, impressionist, and modern periods are studied and compared. Prerequisite: MUS201

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix E, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 205: VOCAL REPERTOIRE I

This course helps students enhance their vocal skills through the performance of solo works with live accompaniment in their area of musical interest (classical, musical theater, popular styles, etc.). Students also receive practice in articulating effective critiques as well as discussion of vocal health, anatomy, movement for the stage, use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and audition techniques presented in mini-workshops. Pre- or Co-requisite: MUS 113, or MUS 121, or MUS 122, or MUS 161, or MUS 210

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 206: VOCAL REPERTOIRE II

This course is a continuation of Vocal Repertoire I and helps students enhance their vocal skills through the performance of solo works with live accompaniment in their area of musical interest (classical, musical theater, popular styles, etc.). Students also receive practice in articulating effective critiques as well as discussion of vocal health, anatomy, movement for the stage, use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and audition techniques presented in mini-workshops. Pre- or Co-requisite: MUS 113, or MUS 121, or MUS 122, or MUS 161, or MUS 210

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 210: ADVANCED MUSIC PERFORMANCE I

This course provides students with individual instrumental or vocal music lessons in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Students receive weekly 90 minute lessons, and perform a jury at the end of the semester. Students pay an additional private lesson course fee and must attend a one-time meeting the first Friday of the semester with the Music Coordinator who assigns them a teacher; after which they schedule their weekly lessons based on a time that fits both student and instructor schedules. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites: None.

Credits: 3
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 211: ADVANCED MUSIC PERFORMANCE II

This course provides students with individual instrumental or vocal music lessons in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Students receive weekly 90 minute lessons, and perform a jury at the end of the semester. Students pay an additional private lesson course fee and must attend a one-time meeting the first Friday of the semester with the Music Coordinator who assigns them a teacher; after which they schedule their weekly lessons based on a time that fits both student and instructor schedules. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites: None.

Credits: 3
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 212: HISTRY OF AMER MUSICAL THEATER

This course provides students with individual instrumental or vocal music lessons in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Students receive weekly 90 minute lessons, and perform a jury at the end of the semester. Students pay an additional private lesson course fee and must attend a one-time meeting the first Friday of the semester with the Music Coordinator who assigns them a teacher; after which they schedule their weekly lessons based on a time that fits both student and instructor schedules. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites: None.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 219: ELECTRONIC MUSIC WORKSHOP

Basic techniques of creating electronic music will be explored beginning with simple techno and techno-ambient loops gradually moving into the more experimental and complex structures of avant-garde electro-acoustic music. A basic music course or some basic knowledge of the notes on a keyboard and ability to play an instrument is helpful. More serious music study is useful but not required. Students unsure of their background should seek permission of the instructor. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 221: CHORUS III

The purpose of this course is to improve the student’s ensemble singing though the study and performance of choral music in a variety of musical styles. The course includes at least one public concert providing students an opportunity to perform mastered repertoire. Prerequisites:MUS 121 or MUS 122.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 222: CHORUS IV

The purpose of this course is to improve the student’s ensemble singing though the study and performance of choral music in a variety of musical styles. The course includes at least one public concert providing students an opportunity to perform mastered repertoire. Prerequisites:MUS 121 or MUS 122.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 231: JAZZ ENSEMBLE III

Students rehearse and perform jazz ensemble music. The course is open to students playing saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or percussion. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 135: Jazz: Its History and Influence is recommended. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites: MUS 131 or 132.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 232: JAZZ ENSEMBLE IV

Students rehearse and perform jazz ensemble music. The course is open to students playing saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or percussion. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 135: Jazz: Its History and Influence is recommended. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites: MUS 131 or 132.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 236: ORCHESTRA III

Students rehearse and perform orchestral music. The course is open to students playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or percussion at a level NYSSMA 4 or higher. There is one on-campus concert, and two additional public concerts in the community. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. Prerequisite: MUS136 or MUS137.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 237: ORCHESTRA IV

Students rehearse and perform orchestral music. The course is open to students playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or percussion at a level NYSSMA 4 or higher. There is one on-campus concert, and two additional public concerts in the community. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. Prerequisite: MUS136 or MUS137.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 241: PIANO III

This course provides students with individual piano lessons in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Students receive weekly 30 minute lessons, perform for a jury at the end of the semester, and must pay an additional private lesson course fee. Students must attend a one-time meeting the first Friday of the semester with the Music Coordinator, after which they schedule their weekly lessons based on a time that fits both student and instructor schedules. Prerequisite: MUS141 or MUS142

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 242: PIANO IV

This course provides students with individual piano lessons in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Students receive weekly 30 minute lessons, perform for a jury at the end of the semester, and must pay an additional private lesson course fee. Students must attend a one-time meeting the first Friday of the semester with the Music Coordinator, after which they schedule their weekly lessons based on a time that fits both student and instructor schedules. Prerequisite: MUS141 or MUS142

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 243: GUITAR CONSORT III

Students rehearse and perform guitar ensemble music. The course is open to students who play acoustic guitar. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. Prerequisite: MUS143 or MUS144

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 244: GUITAR CONSORT IV

Students rehearse and perform guitar ensemble music. The course is open to students who play acoustic guitar. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. Prerequisite: MUS143 or MUS144

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 251: CHAMBER CHOIR III

This is second year advanced study and performance of a cappella and accompanied choral literature for the small choral ensemble. Students learn ensemble singing through study and performance of choral music in a variety of musical styles. The course includes several public concerts which provide students with an opportunity to perform choral music they have mastered in class. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 221, or MUS 222.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 252: CHAMBER CHOIR IV

This is second year advanced study and performance of a cappella and accompanied choral literature for the small choral ensemble. Students learn ensemble singing through study and performance of choral music in a variety of musical styles. The course includes several public concerts which provide students with an opportunity to perform choral music they have mastered in class. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 221, or MUS 222.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 261: PERFORMANCE APLD MUSIC III

This course provides students with individual instrumental or vocal music lessons in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Students receive weekly 30 minute lessons, perform for a jury at the end of the semester, and must pay an additional private lesson course fee. Students must attend a one-time meeting the first Friday of the semester with the Music Coordinator, after which they schedule their weekly lessons based on a time that fits both student and instructor schedules. Note: Students are responsible for additional music lab fees for MUS 141, 142, 161,162, 241, 242, 261, and 262. Prerequisite: MUS161 or MUS162

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 262: PERFORMANCE APLD MUSIC IV

This course provides students with individual instrumental or vocal music lessons in a variety of styles from classical to jazz to modern. Students receive weekly 30 minute lessons, perform for a jury at the end of the semester, and must pay an additional private lesson course fee. Students must attend a one-time meeting the first Friday of the semester with the Music Coordinator, after which they schedule their weekly lessons based on a time that fits both student and instructor schedules. Note: Students are responsible for additional music lab fees for MUS 141, 142, 161,162, 241, 242, 261, and 262. Prerequisite: MUS161 or MUS162

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of music or other related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to MUS 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to MUS 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 917: WIND ENSEMBLE I

Students will rehearse and perform music from the Wind Ensamble repertory. Typical composers include Holst, Vaugh Williams, and Grainger, along with that of contemporary wind composers. Instrumentation includes flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba and percussion.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 918: IMPROVISATION

Students will learn the basics of musical improvisation through the study of rhythm scales, chords, and their applications. Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical understanding of the building blocks of music. Students will perform individual improvised solos to highlight key learning points in the course. The course is designed for instrumentalists and vocalists who can read music and are proficient in playing a musical instrument or singing. Prerequisites: Ability to read music and play an insrumet/voice at a suitable degree of proficiency as determined by the instructor.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


MUS 919: TEACHING MUSIC PERFORMANCE

This course focuses on creating a resource of effective methods that can be used to teach music performance. Students learn pedagogical techniques, and how to adapt as well as assess them in various educational settings. This class is designed for students interested in music education, peer tutoring, and those who wish to improve the effectiveness of their own music study. Prerequisite: MUS115

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015