Music Course Offerings

Please see the section on "Course Description Symbols and Terms" in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

Theory I
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Knowledge of the fundamentals of music and its notation to be determined by diagnostic exam. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 103. Required for majors, recommended for minors: keyboard proficiency or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 105.

Fundamental concepts and basic notation of music. Introduction to chord symbols, voice leading, part writing, harmonic progression, and basic principals of form. (005935)

Theory II
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 101 with a minimum grade of C-. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 104. Required for majors, recommended for minors: keyboard proficiency or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 106.

Further study of voice leading, part writing, and principals of form. Introduction to chromaticism and modulation. (005936)

Aural Musicianship I
1.0 Fall

Corequisites: MUSC 101.

Development of listening skills through sightsinging and dictation. 2.0 hours activity. (005954)

Aural Musicianship II
1.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 103 with a minimum grade of C-.

Corequisites: MUSC 102.

Further development of listening skills through sightsinging and dictation. 2.0 hours activity. (005955)

Beginning Piano I
1.0 Fall

Corequisites: MUSC 101.

2.0 hours activity. (005976)

Beginning Piano II
1.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 105 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

Corequisites: MUSC 102.

2.0 hours activity. (005977)

Computer Literacy for Musicians
1.0 Fa/Spr

A study of the operation of microcomputers. Special emphasis will be placed on musical computer applications, including ear training, theory, sequencing, notation, and sound design. 2.0 hours activity. (005978)

Introduction to Music Technology
3.0 Fall

Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines. (006072)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music
1.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.

MUSC 110A - MUSC 110G: Specialized individual instruction for music majors in their major performing media. A weekly private lesson. Study of technique, music literature, and problems of performance. A jury examination is required each semester. Students who perform in a departmental recital may be excused from the jury at the discretion of the instructor. (005986)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Brass
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005987)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Guitar
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005995)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Keyboard
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005992)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Percussion
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005988)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Strings
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005989)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Voice
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005991)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Woodwinds
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (005990)

Large Ensembles
1.0 Inquire

Large group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005945)

Music Performance Groups:
A Cappella Choir
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005946)

Music Performance Groups: Band
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005947)

Music Performance Groups: Pep Band
1.0 Fa/Spr

Pep Band is intended to give any student who plays a musical instrument (wind, brass, or percussion) an opportunity to perform in a fun, energetic, and exciting band. The Pep Band plays for University events. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005949)

Music Performance Groups: Symphonic Wind Ensemble
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005950)

Music Performance Groups: University Chorus
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005951)

Music Performance Groups: Orchestra
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005952)

Small Ensembles
1.0 Inquire

Small group music performance. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005958)

Music Performance Groups: Brass Choir
1.0 Fa/Spr

2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005959)

Music Performance Groups: Woodwind Quintet
1.0 Fa/Spr

2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005966)

Jazz Ensemble I
1.0 Fa/Spr

Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experiences. Major performance each semester, with emphasis on current musical trends. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005970)

Music Performance Groups: Jazz Ensemble II
1.0 Inquire

Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005971)

Music Performance Groups: Guitar Ensemble
1.0 Special Session Only

2.0 hours activity. (005964)

Music Performance Groups: Mixed Ensembles
1.0 Fa/Spr

2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005973)

Vocal Performance
1.0 Inquire

You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005979)

Chamber Singers
1.0 Fa/Spr

Music Performance Group Selected small choir to sing madrigal and other chamber literature. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005981)

Opera Workshop
1.0-2.0 Fa/Spr

Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005982)

Studio Class
1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: None, though concurrent enrollment in MUSC 110 or MUSC 310 is normally expected.

Designed for music majors who wish to study music literature through performance. Selected repertoire is analyzed stylistically and placed in historical context. Performance problems are also considered. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006020)

Introduction to the World of Music
3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of the elements of music and diverse cultures and values in relation to music. Representative examples are drawn from the traditions of Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia, including classical, folk, and popular idioms. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (006053)

Theory III
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 102 with a minimum grade of C-.

Further study of chromaticism and more advanced modulation. Introduction to twentieth-century practices. (005937)

Theory IV
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 201 with a minimum grade of C-.

An overview and chronology of the compositional techniques in twentieth-century music literature. (005938)

Music History (Antiquity-1750)
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 101.

The chronological development of western music from Greek origins to 1750 through a study of the literature, scores, recordings, films, and live performances. (006151)

Beginning Voice
1.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Basic principles of singing. Correct breathing, posture, and tone production appropriate for musical theatre and other popular music genres. Repertoire and recital performance stressed as pupil progresses. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006033)

Fundamentals of Music
3.0 Fa/Spr

Students are given instruction in basic music theory, ear training, sight singing, piano skills, and rhythm. The fundamentals of music theory are translated to basic score reading/playing. (006063)

Foundations of Music Education
3.0 OddFa

Prerequisites: MUSC 101 or faculty permission.

Recommended for all credential candidates in music and liberal studies majors. Theory and practice of music education including philosophy, history, music development, learning theories, curriculum and planning, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, and current trends. Portfolio development and directed observation. (006155)

Elementary General Music Methods
3.0 EvnSp

Prerequisites: MUSC 220 or faculty permission.

Music teaching methods for the elementary music classroom with an emphasis on skill development, musical development of children, performance-based assessment, technology, and classroom management. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. (006156)

Fundamentals of Conducting
2.0 Fall

Fundamental skills and techniques essential to conducting instrumental and vocal ensembles. (006148)

Fundamentals of Digital Audio
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.

A study in the fundamentals of digital audio. Emphasis will be on the application of stereo editing, multi-channel recording, digital sequencing, audio for the Web, and time-code. (006074)

Intermediate Piano
1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 106 or faculty permission.

Continuation of MUSC 105 and MUSC 106 at the intermediate level. 2.0 hours activity. (006005)

Advanced Piano
1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 266 or faculty permission.

Performance of piano literature from all periods. Elements of harmony and analysis. May be taken four semesters. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006117)

Jazz Theory and Improvisation I
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 101 and MUSC 102 recommended

This course offers students the opportunities to gain skills and knowledge at the fundamental levels of theory and performance pertaining to jazz improvisation. This course is designed to provide a foundation allowing students to gain experience and performance strategy pertaining to beginning jazz improvisation skills. 2.0 hours activity, 2.0 hours discussion. (020685)

Keyboard Pedagogy I
2.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006248)

Keyboard Pedagogy II
2.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006249)

Introduction to Accompanying
1.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.

Study of skills, basic repertoire and bibliography related to the craft of accompanying. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006031)

American Music
3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of the development of music in the United States from colonial days to the present. Includes African American, Indian, folk, sacred, country, blues, rock, Broadway show, jazz, and art music traditions. This is an approved General Education course. (006182)

Major Music Figures in Western Civilization
3.0 Fa/Spr

Main currents in Western music from the nineteenth century to the present. Masterworks of major musical figures are studied in relation to the historical, cultural, social, and political forces which produced them. "Tradition" as applied to contemporary musical life is considered. (006183)

History of Jazz
3.0 Spring

The historical and philosophical study of jazz from its African origins to the various forms in which it exists today. (006184)

History of Rock Music
3.0 Fall

An in-depth study of Rock and Roll music and culture as it relates to the development and changes in American and world social orders. A study of the impact of Rock and Roll on social, economic, cultural and political structures. (006186)

African American Music
3.0 Fa/Spr

A historical survey from the African heritage and Colonial times to the present. The types, forms, and styles of African American music are studied in relation to the African American experience. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. This course is also offered as AFAM 296. (000141)

Music History (1750-1900)
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

The chronological development of western music from 1750 to 1900 through a study of literature, musical scores, recordings, films and live performances. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006152)

Music History (1900 to the Present)
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 202, MUSC 302, and faculty permission.

The chronological development of western music from 1900 to the present through the study of literature, musical scores, recordings, films, and live performances. (006153)

Music from a Global Perspective
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 102.

A survey of world traditions concentrating on Africa, Asia, and the Americas. For students with a background in music. (006170)

Music Industry
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

The study of music as an industry, including copyrights, publishing, licensing, merchandising, and an overview of the record industry. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006176)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music
1.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.

Specialized individual instruction for music majors in their major performing media. A weekly private lesson. Study of technique, music literature, and problems of performance. A jury examination is required each semester. Students who perform in a departmental recital may be excused from the jury at the discretion of the instructor. (006091)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Brass
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006092)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Guitar
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006100)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Keyboard
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006097)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Percussion
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006093)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Strings
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006094)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Voice
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006096)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Woodwinds
1.0 Fa/Spr

See above. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006095)

Recital
1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 110, MUSC 310, or MUSC 462, faculty permission.

Preparation and performance of a recital program. The public performance is evaluated by a faculty committee. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006103)

Studio Class
1.0 Fa/Spr

Designed for music majors who wish to study music literature through performance. Selected repertoire is analyzed stylistically and placed in historical context. Performance problems are also considered. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (015562)

Advanced Choral Conducting
2.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 222, faculty permission.

A study of conducting techniques and styles, vocal techniques, literature of all periods, program arranging, concert and rehearsal techniques, budgeting, purchasing, and equipment. (006256)

Advanced Instrumental Conducting
2.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 222, faculty permission.

Conducting and interpretation of representative instrumental works of master composers. Style of principal works. Practice conducting college groups and high school organizations. (006258)

Middle and Junior High School Vocal Ensemble Techniques
2.0 OddSp

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 202, MUSC 220, MUSC 221, and MUSC 222.

Study and application of concepts, program materials, and techniques of teaching general and choral music in middle school and junior high school setting. Special consideration is given to music for the changing-voice choir. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. 4.0 hours activity. (006173)

School Instrumental Ensemble Techniques
2.0 EvnFa

Fundamentals for planning, organizing and implementing a successful school instrumental music program. (006174)

Music for Children
3.0 Fa/Spr

Analysis of sequential concepts necessary for understanding the structural elements of music. Development of skills needed to promote musicality in children. (006136)

Music for Early Childhood
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 326, faculty permission.

Recommended for Child Development majors and Liberal Studies majors concentrating in Early Childhood Education. Nurturing musicality in the young child, with emphasis on the role of music in the development of the whole child. (006166)

Music in Recreation
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 326, faculty permission.

A course designed to develop music skills and materials for recreation, including techniques for leading community singing, basic skill in playing simple instruments, and planning and conducting recreational music experiences. (006167)

Music for Special Education
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 326, faculty permission.

Music as an aid to learning and for mental, emotional, and physical therapy for children in special education. (006168)

Materials and Techniques in Elementary Music
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is designed to provide further knowledge of music education tactics to music and classroom teachers in grades K-6. Methods for teaching the elements of music will be explored. Practical application of new materials and techniques will be encouraged. Students will have the opportunity to share experiences gained in the field. (006268)

School Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds
1.0 OddFa

Group instruction in the pedagogy of woodwind instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field training. 2.0 hours activity. (006158)

School Instrumental Techniques: Brass
1.0 EvnFa

Group instruction in the pedagogy of brass instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2.0 hours activity. (006159)

School Instrumental Techniques: Strings
1.0 OddSp

Group instruction in the pedagogy of string instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2.0 hours activity. (006160)

School Instrumental Techniques: Percussion
1.0 EvnSp

Group instruction in the pedagogy of percussion instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2.0 hours activity. (006161)

School Instrumental Techniques: Classroom Instruments
1.0 EvnSp

Group instruction in the pedagogy of wind, percussion, and stringed instruments with a focus on the appropriate use in the classroom. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2.0 hours activity. (006162)

School Instrumental Techniques: Keyboard
1.0 Fall

Group instruction in the pedagogy of keyboard instruments with a focus on the appropriate use in the classroom. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2.0 hours activity. (006163)

Composition with Electronic Media I
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 109, MUSC 241, faculty permission.

Creative projects in electronic media. Emphasis on digital techniques, including computer control of digital instruments. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006194)

Composition with Electronic Media II
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 342 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

Creative projects in electronic media. Emphasis on digital techniques, including sampling and computer control of digital instruments. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006195)

Audio Recording I
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: EECE 110, MUSC 102, MUSC 109, faculty permission.

An in-depth study of audio recording systems, components, and philosophies. Emphasis will be on the day-to-day workings of a recording studio, with experience in microphone placement, mixing techniques, and tape machine alignment. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006073)

Audio Recording II
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 241, MUSC 344 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

An in-depth study of audio recording systems and components. Emphasis will be placed on signal processing equipment, synchronization, and multi-tracking, with continuing experience in microphone placement, mixing, and editing techniques. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006075)

Wild Oak Records Administration I
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 309 or faculty permission.

Experiential component for Music Industry majors running Wild Oak Music Group, a company that includes Wild Oak Records, Wild Oak Songwriter's Guild, Wild Oak Publishing, and Wild Oak Concert Production. Students gain valuable hands-on experience as executives of these entities. (006264)

Wild Oak Records Administration II
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 309, MUSC 350, and faculty permission.

A continuation of the year-long experiential component for the Music Industry majors running Wild Oak Music Group, a company that includes Wild Oak Records, Wild Oak Songwriter's Guild, Wild Oak Publishing, and Wild Oak Concert Production. Students gain valuable hands-on experience as executives of these entities. (006265)

Studies in Instrumentation and Arranging
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 201.

Study of the capacities of the various orchestral and band instruments, including arranging projects for small ensembles. (006069)

Composition I
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 360, faculty permission.

Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques designed to increase technical facility. (006200)

Composition II
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 360, faculty permission.

Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques designed to increase technical facility. (006203)

Seminar in Music History and Literature: Instrumental
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to instrumentals. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006275)

Seminar in Music History and Literature: Keyboard
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to the keyboard. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006276)

Seminar in Music History and Literature: Vocal
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to the vocal pattern. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (006277)

Vocal Diction and Literature I
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006145)

Vocal Diction and Literature II
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

MUSC 373 - MUSC 374: The study of lyric diction and performance of literature for singers in English, Italian (A), German and French (B). Although emphasis is placed on correct pronunciation through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, students also acquire basic ability to translate songs in foreign languages. Each semester may be repeated once for credit. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006146)

Vocal Pedagogy
3.0 Fa/Spr

Designed to allow students of singing to investigate the science of vocal sound production in connection with the teaching of singing. Emphasis on acoustics, physiology of human voice, history of vocal pedagogy, current medical research regarding the use and abuse of the voice, and practical applications of teaching techniques. (006255)

Jazz Theory and Imporvisation II
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 276

This course offers students opportunities to gain skills and knowledge at the advanced levels of theory and performance pertaining to jazz improvisation. This course is designed to build on the foundation provided by MUSC 276, allowing students to gain experience and performance strategy pertaining to the more complex and modern jazz repertoire of the post bebop era. 2.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (020584)

Keyboard Pedagogy Project
2.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Individual pedagogy project assigned in consultation with a faculty advisor. Projects may be a research paper or a practicum with documentation, e.g. a video-tape and journal. MUSC 377 or MUSC 416 is required for the Option in Keyboard Performance. Not available for graduate students. ABC/no credit grading only. (006234)

Vocal Accompanying Repertoire
1.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Study of vocal literature (art songs and arias) through weekly master classes. For singer-pianist duos (pre-formed duos preferred, but not required). Literature studied each semester will vary. (006252)

Advanced Accompanying Techniques
1.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Focus on large ensemble and recital accompanying skills: vocal diction for pianists, balance techniques, clef-reading, score-reading, following conductors, assisting ensemble rehearsals. This course prepares students for accompanying in Symphonic Wind Ensemble, North State Symphony, vocal program recitals, Opera Workshop, A Cappela Choir, University Chorus, Chamber Singers, music theatre productions. (006253)

Advanced Functional Keyboard Studies
1.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

An elective course for upper-division and graduate students offering continued development of keyboard skills. The course allows students to continue to develop necessary skills to become more proficient as performers, accompanists, teachers, and church musicians. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006239)

Service Playing for Church Organists
2.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Studio instruction in organ or faculty permission.

An introduction to the performing techniques unique to church organists. (006246)

Case Studies in Global Music
3.0 Fa/Spr

Students will study seven musical styles from different times and places, including American rural blues, Jamaican reggae, Australian Aboriginal rock, and Cuban salsa. This course is the capstone for Upper Division Theme R, Global Music, Culture and Technology, and will therefore emphasize the ways in which society and technology provide meaning and context for music. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (006179)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (006189)

Special Problems
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (006190)

Large Ensembles
1.0 Inquire

MUSC 411A - MUSC 411F: Larger group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015571)

Music Performance Groups: A Cappella Choir
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015563)

Music Performance Groups: Band
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015572)

Music Performance Groups: Pep Band
1.0 Fa/Spr

Pep Band is intended to give any student who plays a musical instrument (wind, brass, or percussion) an opportunity to perform in a fun, energetic, and exciting band. The Pep Band plays for University events. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015573)

Music Performance Groups: Symphonic Wind Ensemble
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015592)

University Chorus
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015575)

Music Performance Groups: Orchestra
1.0 Fa/Spr

3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015576)

Small Ensembles
1.0 Inquire

Offered as 412A-Y. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006215)

Music Performance Groups:
Brass Choir
1.0 Fa/Spr

2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015586)

Music Performance Groups:
Woodwind Quintet
1.0 Fa/Spr

2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015594)

Jazz Ensemble I
1.0 Fa/Spr

Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experiences. Major performance each semester, with emphasis on current musical trends. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015598)

Music Performance Groups:
Jazz Ensemble II
1.0 Fa/Spr

Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015599)

Music Performance Groups: Guitar Ensembles
1.0 Fa/Spr

2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020647)

Music Performance Groups:
Mixed Ensembles
1.0 Fa/Spr

2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015602)

Vocal Performance
1.0 Inquire

Students must consult with the instructor before enrolling. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006228)

Chamber Singers
1.0 Fa/Spr

Music Performance Group Selected small choir to sing madrigal and other chamber literature. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015612)

Opera Workshop
1.0-2.0 Fa/Spr

Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015610)

Opera Workshop
2.0 Fa/Spr

Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015913)

Music for Wellness & Healing
1.0 Fa/Spr

This course provides an opportunity for students to perform therapeutic music for patients at the Enloe Hospital Cancer Center. Each student performs one hour per week under the supervision of the instructor. There are orientation meetings at the beginning of the semester and an assessment meeting at the end of the semester (020848)

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Senior Recital
2.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 310, faculty permission.

Preparation and public performance of a full-length recital to be evaluated by a faculty committee. Required of students who have been accepted in the performance options. Not available for graduate students. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006235)

Synthesis of School Music Techniques
2.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 221, MUSC 324, MUSC 325, MUSC 331, MUSC 332, MUSC 333, MUSC 334, MUSC 335, MUSC 336. Also, completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 322 or MUSC 323, faculty permission.

A comprehensive overview in the principles of teaching, learning, organization, and administration of the music program. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. Specific areas include 1) music education, 2) vocal, and 3) instrumental. 1.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. (006267)

Composition with Electronic Media III
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 343 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

Independent creative projects in electronic music. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006197)

Audio Recording III
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 345 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

A study in advanced recording studio production. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006213)

Audio for Video
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 343 (may be taken concurrently), MUSC 345.

A study of audio production and audio post-production for video. Topics of study include music scoring, automatic dialogue replacement, foley, synchronization, and audio systems in video. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006226)

Remote Audio Recording
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 343, MUSC 345, faculty permission.

This course provides students a recording experience with a variety of musical ensembles and literature within varying acoustical environments. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (020223)

Legal Issues in Music
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 309.

Students will explore the intricate questions surrounding intellectual property statutes, the musician, and businesses designed to market and sell music as a product. The course covers copyright law, royalties, contracts, publishing and Web technology territory of vital importance to students seeking employment in the music industry. This course is also offered as BLAW 452. (001353)

Composition III
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MUSC 360, faculty permission.

Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques to increase technical facility. (006205)

Composition IV
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 360, faculty permission.

Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques designed to increase technical facility. (006207)

Band Scoring
2.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 360, faculty permission.

The study of the capacities of wind instruments, with exercises in scoring for various wind ensembles. (006243)

Jazz Composition and Arranging
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.

Nomenclature, timbre, technique, and transposition of jazz ensemble instruments. Scoring the rhythm, brass, and woodwind sections for large and small jazz ensembles in various jazz and dance band styles. (006244)

Songwriting
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.

Music and lyric writing; formal, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic analyses of popular songs; collaboration; marketing; demos; publication. (006245)

Music and Movement for Children
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Teaching the elements of music through movement in grades K-6. Folk dancing, improvisation, choreographing skills, and development of a movement vocabulary will be emphasized. (006177)

Directed Field Projects in the Music Profession
1.0-5.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is a directed field project offered for 1.0-5.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. A project must be commensurate with the student's major curricular and professional goals and must be comparable in substance to work of a similar nature within the University music curriculum. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (006180)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (006289)

Special Problems
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is for independent study and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with the supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (006290)

Research Methods and Bibliography
3.0 Fa/Spr

A study of the tools of research techniques, bibliography, and library orientation; how to select, organize, and write the researched topic. (006319)

Music History Seminar
3.0 Fa/Spr

Specific course content will be selected according to the needs and interests of the students enrolled in the class each semester. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006343)

Theory Seminar
3.0 Fa/Spr

An historical approach to various aspects of the teaching of theoretical subjects. Advanced projects in orchestration, counterpoint, or analysis. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006346)

Studio Instruction in Applied Music
1.0-2.0 Fa/Spr

Individual instrumental or vocal instruction; historical, analytical, and practical study of standard literature of all periods in major performance area; preparation for public recitals. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006323)

Large Ensembles
1.0 Inquire

MUSC 611A - MUSC 611F: Larger group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015578)

Music Performance Groups:
A Cappella Choir
1.0 Fa/Spr

Larger group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015579)

Music Performance Groups:
Band
1.0 Fa/Spr

Larger group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015580)

Music Performance Groups: Pep Band
1.0 Fa/Spr

Pep Band is intended to give any student who plays a musical instrument (wind, brass, or percussion) an opportunity to perform in a fun, energetic, and exciting band. The Pep Band plays for University events. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015581)

Music Performance Groups:
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
1.0 Fa/Spr

Larger group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015582)

Music Performance Groups: University Chorus
1.0 Fa/Spr

Larger group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015583)

Music Performance Groups:
Orchestra
1.0 Fa/Spr

Larger group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015584)

Small Ensembles
1.0 Inquire

Small ensemble performance groups. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006308)

Music Performance Groups:
Brass Choir
1.0 Fa/Spr

Smaller group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015605)

Music Performance Groups:
Woodwind Quintet
1.0 Fa/Spr

Smaller group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015703)

Jazz Ensemble I
1.0 Fa/Spr

Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experiences. Major performance each semester, with emphasis on current musical trends. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015704)

Music Performance Groups:
Jazz Ensemble II
1.0 Fa/Spr

Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015705)

Music Performance Groups: Guitar Ensemble
1.0 Fa/Spr

2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020649)

Music Performance Groups:
Mixed Ensembles
1.0 Fa/Spr

Smaller group performance of music literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015618)

Vocal Performance
1.0 Inquire

Offered as MUS 613A-E, described below. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006320)

Chamber Singers
1.0 Fa/Spr

Music Performance Group Selected small choir to sing madrigal and other chamber literature. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015615)

Opera Workshop
1.0-2.0 Fa/Spr

Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 3.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015617)

Opera Workshop
2.0 Fa/Spr

Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 6.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015914)

Master's Recital
2.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Approval of the student's advisory committee and

Preparation and public performance of a full-length recital to be evaluated by a faculty committee. May serve as a terminal project for the MA in Music. (006357)

Repertory Seminar
1.0 Fa/Spr

Designed for music majors who wish to study music literature through performance. Selected repertoire is analyzed stylistically and placed in historical context. Performance problems (e.g. acoustics and appropriate performance practices) are also considered. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006325)

Seminar in Music Education
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Music teaching experience, faculty permission.

Thorough study of pertinent literature, materials, equipment, teaching techniques, special problems, or music education philosophy for public school teaching. Areas studied determined by teacher specialties and student need. May be taken twice for credit. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006291)

Contemporary Practices in Music Education
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

An in-depth analysis of contemporary practices, techniques, technologies, philosophies, and trends in music education. (006345)

Advanced Conducting Symposium
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MUSC 322 or MUSC 323, faculty permission.

A review of conducting styles and techniques of the 19th and 20th centuries. Techniques for the conductor of choral and instrumental music. (006327)

Composition with Electronic Media III
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MUSC 343 or faculty permission.

Independent creative projects in electronic music. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (015557)

Composition
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques designed to increase technical facility. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006298)

Vocal Accompanying
1.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Study of vocal literature (art songs and areas) through weekly master classes. This course is for singer-pianist duos (pre-formed duos preferred, but not required). Literature studies each semester vary. Research, writing, and in-class presentations are required. 2.0 hours activity. (020323)

Directed Field Projects in the Music Profession
1.0-5.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA. Open only to candidates for the MA in Music. Project or internship experience must be approved by the student's graduate committee, faculty permission.

This course is a directed field project offered for 1.0-5.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. The project or experience may involve a variety of musical activities but must be commensurate with the candidate's major curricular and professional goals. Evaluation procedures will be determined by the student's graduate committee. May be repeated for credit. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (006349)

Independent Study
1.0-4.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-4.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006352)

Master's Project
1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006360)

Master's Thesis
1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. A terminal project for the MA in Music is not in traditional thesis format but has a written component or description. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006358)