Music (MU)

MU 1130  Beginning Piano I  (1 Credit)  

For students with little or no previous study. Basic knowledge and skills necessary for keyboard performance. Development of physical and mental facility in interpreting musical notation. Falls and Springs.

MU 1140  Beginning Piano II  (1 Credit)  

For students with little or no previous study. Basic knowledge and skills necessary for keyboard performance. Development of physical and mental facility in interpreting musical notation. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 1130.

MU 1150  Piano Class I  (1 Credit)  

Preparation of music specialists with functional skills in harmonization, solo performance, and accompanying. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): Music, Music Education, and Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only.

MU 1160  Piano Class II  (1 Credit)  

Preparation of music specialists with functional skills in harmonization, solo performance, and accompanying. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 1150 with a minimum grade of C; Music, Music Education, and Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only.

MU 1210  Musicianship I  (4 Credits)  

Review of basic materials of music notation, meter, keys, scales. Basic principles of diatonic harmony, including interval and chord construction, melody writing and voice leading, chord progression. Harmonic analysis of related examples. Emphasis on ear training and sight-singing skills. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): Music, Music Education, and Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only.

MU 1220  Musicianship II  (4 Credits)  

Continuation of studies in diatonic harmony, voice leading and harmonic analysis, including triads in inversion, non-chord tones and seventh chords. Introduction to principles of formal analysis. Continuing emphasis on aural skills. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 1210 with a minimum grade of C.

MU 1320  Introduction to Reading Music  (3 Credits)  

Introduces students to standard melodic and chordal music notation, and those skills and concepts necessary to interpret and perform them - pitch, rhythm, meter, scales, keys, intervals, and chords. Springs.

MU 1420  Vocal Performance Lab I  (0 Credits)  

Provides regular opportunities to put into practice fundamental singing techniques and interpretive skills acquired in voice performance studies. Students learn to evaluate singing and performing while also being guided by the instructor in giving thoughtful and useful suggestions to others. Repeatable for credit. Pass/No Pass. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music, and Music Education, and Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): 1000 level Voice Performance Studies.

MU 1480  Jazz Workshop  (1 Credit)  

Provides an opportunity to study jazz improvisation, harmony, and performance practice through examination of the history of jazz, the study of recordings and transcriptions of improvised solos. Aspects of music theory specific to the jazz idiom are explored, as are specific improvisational techniques. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

MU 1510  Voice Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

Individual study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies Fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music, and Music Education, and Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 1420.

MU 1520  Voice Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

Individual study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies Fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music, and Music Education majors, and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 2140.

MU 1530  Piano Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1540  Piano Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

Individual and/or group study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Required attendance at Department recitals. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music, and Music Education majors, and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 2140.

MU 1590  Percussion Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1600  Percussion Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1610  Violin Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1620  Violin Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1630  Viola Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1640  Viola Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1650  Cello Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1660  Cello Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1670  Bass Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1680  Bass Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1690  Guitar Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1700  Guitar Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1730  Flute Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1740  Flute Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1750  Oboe Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1760  Oboe Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1770  Clarinet Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1780  Clarinet Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1790  Bassoon Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1800  Bassoon Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1810  Saxophone Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1820  Saxophone Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1830  Trumpet Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1840  Trumpet Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1850  Horn Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1860  Horn Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1870  Euphonium Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1880  Euphonium Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1890  Trombone Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1900  Trombone Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 1930  Jazz Piano Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

IIndividual and/or group study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Required attendance at Department recitals. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music and Music Education majors, and Music minors only.

MU 1950  Tuba Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 1960  Tuba Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2000  Diction for Singers  (2 Credits)  

Designed for the voice major with at least 1 experience in which diction is taught specifically as it relates to singing. Students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as basic pronunciation and transcription of the 5 major languages for singing. Spring of odd years.

Prerequisite(s): Music/Voice Performance and Pedagogy majors only.

MU 2080  Guitar Ensemble  (1 Credit)  

Provides guitarists opportunities to perform solo and ensemble literature in groups of 2-10 players. Guitar literature (duets, trios, quartets, etc.) from written scores is rehearsed for public performance, on and off campus. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

MU 2100  Keyboard Accompanying  (0.5 Credits)  

Performance ensemble open to all keyboard students wishing to perform as accompanists in the studio and in recital. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructors involved.

MU 2130  Beginning Piano III  (1 Credit)  

Continuing development of skills formed in Beginning Piano II. Emphasis is on solo performance, technique, and theory. Unscheduled.

Prerequisite(s): MU 1140.

MU 2140  Piano Performance Lab  (0 Credits)  

To build repertoire through listening and analysis skills, to achieve techniques of interpretation through self-evaluation and group interaction, and to develop stage deportment and performance skills. Each student performs regularly to advance these skills. Required of all piano students enrolled in 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 level Piano Performance Studies. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): Music, Music Education, and Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only.

MU 2210  Musicianship III  (3 Credits)  

Principles of chromatic harmony, including secondary functions, modulation, mode mixture, and the Neapolitan chord, explored through voice leading, analysis, and composition assignments. Introduction to formal analysis of larger structures. Continuing development of ear training and sight-singing skills. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): MU 1220 with a minimum grade of C.

MU 2220  Musicianship IV  (3 Credits)  

Further exploration of chromatic harmony, including augmented sixth chords, enharmonic respellings, altered chords, and techniques of musical Impressionism. Introduction to 20th- and 21st-century compositional techniques. Continuing development of aural skills. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 2210 with a minimum grade of C.

MU 2230  Piano Class III  (1 Credit)  

Continuation of skills developed in MU 1160. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): MU 1160 with a minimum grade of C; Music, and Music Education majors only.

MU 2240  Piano Class IV  (1 Credit)  

Continuation of skills developed in MU 2230. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 2230 with a minimum grade of C; Music, and Music Education majors only.

MU 2260  Basic Conducting  (2 Credits)  

Development of basic skills of conducting: patterns, rhythmic and metric analysis, phrasing, expressive techniques, score reading, elemental rehearsal skills. Springs.

MU 2320  Introduction to Music Composition  (1 Credit)  

An open-ended, student-centered exploration of basic concepts of music creation in a seminar format. No limitations regarding genres, styles, or level of familiarity with music notation. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. Fall and Springs.

MU 2370  The Music Theatre Company  (1 Credit)  

The Music Theatre Company is a performing ensemble that specializes in the music theatre repertory: Broadway-style musicals, revues, operettas, and operas. A show is produced in each regular semester. Students may receive credit for participation as a performer, a designer, or a member of the technical staff. Any Plymouth student may audition for roles and ensembles. Falls and Springs.

MU 2380  Chamber Singers  (1 Credit)  

A vocal chamber ensemble for the study and performance of choral literature of all styles and periods. Open to all students by audition. Numerous performances both on and off-campus, including regional and international tours (generally occurring following spring semester). Enrollment for both fall and spring semesters is generally required. Course fee for annual tour may apply. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

MU 2410  Piano Ensemble  (1 Credit)  

Study and performance of piano ensemble literature from the 18th-21st centuries. Designed to develop ensemble skills and to present public performances. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 2240, enrolled in Performance Studies.

MU 2420  Symphonic Band  (1 Credit)  

Performance ensemble open to all students by audition. Symphonic Band is designed to develop ensemble performance techniques and individual performance skills and to give public performances both on and off-campus. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

MU 2430  Percussion Ensemble  (1 Credit)  

An ensemble of 4-10 players open to all students by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

MU 2440  University Chorale  (1 Credit)  

Performance ensemble open to all students. The University Chorale performs choral literature of all styles and periods. Numerous on- and off-campus performances are scheduled. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

MU 2480  Jazz Band  (1 Credit)  

Performance ensemble open to all students by audition. Jazz Band serves to broaden the student's perspective of swing, jazz, and jazz rock through study and performance, both on and off-campus. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

MU 2500  Chamber Ensemble  (1 Credit)  

Performance ensemble open to all instrumental and vocal students wishing to perform ensemble literature. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

MU 2510  Voice Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

Individual study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies Fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): 2 enrollments of MU 1510; Music, Music Education, Theatre Arts majors and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 3420.

MU 2520  Voice Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

Individual study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies Fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): 2 enrollments of MU 1520, Music, Music Education, Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 3420.

MU 2530  Piano Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2540  Piano Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

Individual and/or group study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Required attendance at Department recitals. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 1540; Music, and Music Education majors, and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 2140.

MU 2590  Percussion Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2600  Percussion Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2610  Violin Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2620  Violin Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2630  Viola Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2640  Viola Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2650  Cello Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2660  Cello Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2670  Bass Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2680  Bass Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2690  Guitar Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2700  Guitar Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2730  Flute Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2740  Flute Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2750  Oboe Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2760  Oboe Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2770  Clarinet Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2780  Clarinet Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2790  Bassoon Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2800  Bassoon Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2810  Saxophone Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2820  Saxophone Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2830  Trumpet Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2840  Trumpet Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2850  Horn Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2860  Horn Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2870  Euphonium Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2880  Euphonium Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2890  Trombone Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2900  Trombone Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 2950  Tuba Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 2960  Tuba Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3010  Junior Recital  (0.5 Credits)  

Students in the Piano and Voice Performance and Pedagogy Options are required to enroll in MU 3010 and to present a public recital in 1 of the semesters of 3000 level Performance Studies. This is generally one-half of a program (or approximately 30 minutes) but, with the permission of the Performance Studies instructor, students may present a full solo program at this level of study. A pre-recital jury before the faculty is required at least 4 weeks prior to the scheduled recital date. Falls and Springs.

Corequisite(s): 3000 level Performance Studies.

MU 3070  Piano Pedagogy I  (2 Credits)  

Methods and materials for use with beginning piano students in the independent studio. Supervised teaching experience included.

Prerequisite(s): Keyboard majors and others by permission of the instructor.

MU 3080  Piano Pedagogy II  (2 Credits)  

Methods and materials for use with intermediate piano students in the independent studio. Supervised teaching experience included.

Prerequisite(s): Keyboard majors and others by permission of the instructor.

MU 3170  Musical Theatre Singing Techniques  (2 Credits)  

See TH 3170 for course description. Unscheduled.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

MU 3200  Technology in Music Performance  (3 Credits)  

Examines the history and evolution of music technology and how it impacts culture and society. Explores MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) techniques, synthesis, programs, and equipment that support MIDI and audio production for the performing musician. Students acquire proficiency in MIDI and audio recording/editing technology and demonstrate that proficiency in a large recording/sequencing project. Springs. (TECO)

Prerequisite(s): Music majors only.

MU 3250  Global Jazz  (3 Credits)  

Explores the diverse cultural strands that came together to create jazz in the United States (African-American, Latino, European), interactions with indigenous musics and cultures elsewhere as it spread worldwide, and the influence those interactions have on jazz's continuing evolution. Students also spend time working with basic concepts of musical improvisation. Falls. (DICO)(GACO)

Prerequisite(s): MU 1220; Music or Music Education majors only.

MU 3310  History and Literature of Music I  (3 Credits)  

Development of Western music from ancient times to present day. Emphasis on listening and analysis. First semester through J. S. Bach. Elective for non-music majors with permission of the instructor. Falls.

MU 3320  History and Literature of Music II  (3 Credits)  

Development of Western music from ancient times to present day. Emphasis on listening and analysis. Second semester to contemporary era. Elective for non-music majors with permission of the instructor. Springs. (INCO)(WRCO)

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

MU 3350  Piano Literature I  (2 Credits)  

Literature from pre-Baroque through the Classical style period. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of repertoire. For keyboard students.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

MU 3360  Piano Literature II  (2 Credits)  

Literature from Romantic style period through 21st century. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of repertoire. For keyboard students.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

MU 3410  Seminar in the Music Business  (3 Credits)  

Survey of topics relating to music retailing: songwriting, publishing, copyright, record industry, broadcasting and film music, agents, managers, contracts, etc. Spring 2021, 2024, 2027, 2030.

MU 3420  Vocal Performance Lab II  (0 Credits)  

Advanced techniques of interpretation and presentation of songs and arias in a variety of styles and from many music periods. Students regularly perform material that has been prepared in their voice performance studies. Repeatable for credit. Pass/No Pass. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): successful completion of 2 enrollments of MU 1420.

Corequisite(s): 2000, 3000, or 4000 level Voice Performance Studies or Commercial Voice Performance Studies.

MU 3430  Survey of Vocal Literature  (2 Credits)  

A survey of art song and vocal chamber music from 1600 to the present. Major works by composers from Monteverdi to Ravel are considered, along with British and American composers through the 20th century. Designed for voice majors and minors but is open to others by permission of the instructor. Fall of even years.

MU 3450  Topics in Music:  (1-3 Credits)  

The study of various areas of music and music education on the intermediate to advanced level. May be repeated with a different topic.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

MU 3490  Practicum  (1-3 Credits)  

Practical applications and an extension of methods and materials covered in previous teaching and performance courses. Experiences may include teaching, coaching, and supervising situations. Repeatable for credit.

Prerequisite(s): Music, Music Education, Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only; permission of the instructor.

MU 3510  Voice Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

Individual study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies Fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): 2 enrollments of MU 2510; Music, Music Education, Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 3420.

MU 3520  Voice Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

Individual study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies Fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): 2 enrollments of MU 2520; Music, Music Education, Theatre Arts majors and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 3420.

MU 3540  Piano Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

Individual and/or group study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Required attendance at Department recitals. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 2540; Music and Music Education majors, and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 2140.

MU 3590  Percussion Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3600  Percussion Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3610  Violin Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3620  Violin Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3630  Viola Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3640  Viola Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3650  Cello Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3660  Cello Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3670  Bass Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3680  Bass Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3690  Guitar Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3700  Guitar Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3730  Flute Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3740  Flute Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3750  Oboe Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3760  Oboe Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3770  Clarinet Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3780  Clarinet Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3790  Bassoon Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3800  Bassoon Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3810  Saxophone Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3820  Saxophone Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3830  Trumpet Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3840  Trumpet Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3850  Horn Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3860  Horn Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3870  Euphonium Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3880  Euphonium Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3890  Trombone Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3900  Trombone Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3950  Tuba Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 3960  Tuba Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 3990  Music Technology Junior Project  (0.5 Credits)  

BA Music/Music Technology majors may fulfill the Junior Music Technology Project requirement by submitting a multi-track recording of 25 minutes of music that is mixed, mastered, and printed to CD or DVD, or by submitting a multimedia project 25 minutes in length that includes music and multimedia that is mixed, mastered, and printed to CD or DVD. All projects are subject to approval by the advising professor. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 4150.

Corequisite(s): 3000 level Performance Studies.

MU 4010  Senior Recital  (1 Credit)  

Students in the Commercial Voice Performance, Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and Voice Performance and Pedagogy Options are required to enroll in MU 4010 and to present a full public recital program (approximately 60 minutes) in 1 of the semesters of 4000 level Performance Studies. A pre-recital jury before the faculty is required at least 4 weeks prior to the scheduled recital date. Falls and Springs.

Corequisite(s): 4000 level Performance Studies.

MU 4110  Advanced MIDI and Film Scoring  (3 Credits)  

Introduces basic scoring techniques for film and multimedia using scoring software, hard disk recording techniques, and equipment that supports multitrack recording, hard disk recording, and MIDI sound synthesis systems. Students acquire proficiency music scoring for multimedia using multitrack recorders, hard disk recorders, and MIDI technology. Students demonstrate that proficiency in a large scoring project for film or multimedia presentation. Spring 2020, 2023, 2026, 2029, 2032.

Prerequisite(s): Music/Music Technology majors only.

MU 4150  Introduction to Multitrack and Hard Disk Recording  (3 Credits)  

Introduces basic Multitrack and Hard Disk recording techniques, programs, and equipment that support multitrack recording and MIDI sound synthesis. Students acquire proficiency in Multitrack Recording Technology using Multitrack recorders, Hard Disk recorders, and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Students demonstrate that proficiency in a large recording project. Spring 2019, 2022, 2025, 2028, 2031.

Prerequisite(s): Music/Music Technology majors only.

MU 4210  Arranging  (3 Credits)  

Choral writing for traditional vocal combinations. Types of piano and instrumental accompaniments. Ranges of band and orchestral instruments, including basic principles of scoring. Unscheduled.

Prerequisite(s): MU 2210 and MU 2220.

MU 4270  Composition  (1 Credit)  

Instruction in music composition in a seminar format. Emphasis on creation of original musical compositions. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 2210 and MU 2220.

MU 4280  Voice Pedagogy for Majors  (2 Credits)  

Voice majors do in-depth study of the vocal instrument while simultaneously acquiring practical voice teaching skills and experience. Comprised of 2 equally important components: classroom lecture and reading assignments; first-hand, supervised teaching experience plus independent work with volunteer singers.

Prerequisite(s): MU 1520; voice as the primary instrument.

MU 4340  20th Century Music  (3 Credits)  

Twentieth century techniques: expanded scales and tonal resources, polychords, non-triadic formations, asymmetric and changing meters, polytonality, atonality, serialism, electronic and aleatoric music, etc. Score analysis. Extensive exposure to 20th century compositions and their history. Unscheduled.

Prerequisite(s): MU 2210 and MU 2220.

MU 4410  Music Internship  (3-12 Credits)  

The Music Internship is an opportunity for students to gain meaningful work experience by applying the knowledge and skills learned in course work to on-the-job assignments in host organizations. Includes self-assessment, the design of a learn contract, reflection, synthesis, and assessment. The internship is a supervised assignment for a prescribed number of working hours. Internship are established and supervised by the internship advisor. Enrollment for internships must be completed during the first 2 weeks of the registration period. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.

Prerequisite(s): Junior staus; must be taken before the semester immediately prior to graduation; departmental approval; minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.

MU 4420  Practicum: Piano Teaching  (1-3 Credits)  

In-depth piano teaching experiences. Practical applications and an extension of methods and materials covered in previous teaching and performance course. Experiences may include, but are not limited to, teaching private or class lessons, coaching, and supervising situations. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): MU 3070, MU 3080, and permission of the instructor.

MU 4430  Practicum: Voice Teaching  (1-3 Credits)  

In-depth voice teaching experiences. Practical applications and an extension of methods and materials covered in previous teaching and performance courses. Experiences may include, but are not limited to, studio and class teaching, coaching, and supervising situations. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): MU 4280 and permission of the instructor.

MU 4440  Practicum: Music Theatre Performance  (1-3 Credits)  

In-depth, extended, or unique music theatre performing experiences, on or off campus. These experiences may include, but are not limited to: a large role in a Music and Theatre Department production; a role performed with a professional production; stage direction or music direction of a musical. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the Director of Theatre or the Director of the Music Theatre Company.

MU 4510  Voice Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

Individual study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies Fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): 2 enrollments of MU 3510; Music, Music Education, Theatre Arts majors, and Music minors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 3420.

MU 4520  Voice Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

Individual study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies Fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): 2 enrollments of MU 3520; BA Music, Commercial Voice Performance Option majors only.

Corequisite(s): MU 3420.

MU 4540  Piano Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

Individual and/or group study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Required attendance at Department recitals. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies fee. Repeatable for credit for a maximum of 5 times. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 3540.

Corequisite(s): MU 2140.

MU 4590  Percussion Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4600  Percussion Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4610  Violin Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4620  Violin Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4630  Viola Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4640  Viola Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4650  Cello Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4660  Cello Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4670  Bass Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4680  Bass Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4690  Guitar Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4700  Guitar Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4730  Flute Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4740  Flute Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4750  Oboe Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4760  Oboe Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4770  Clarinet Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4780  Clarinet Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4790  Bassoon Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4800  Bassoon Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4810  Saxophone Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4820  Saxophone Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4830  Trumpet Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4840  Trumpet Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4850  Horn Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4860  Horn Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4870  Euphonium Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4880  Euphonium Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4890  Trombone Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4900  Trombone Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4910  Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)  

Advanced work in specialized area of interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty advisor. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study and the Department Chair.

MU 4930  Jazz Piano Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4950  Tuba Performance Studies  (1 Credit)  

MU 4960  Tuba Performance Studies  (2 Credits)  

MU 4990  Music Technology Senior Project  (1 Credit)  

BA Music/Music Technology majors may fulfill the Senior Music Technology Project requirement by submitting a multi-track recording of 45 minutes of music that is mixed, mastered, and printed to CD or DVD, or by submitting a multimedia project 45 minutes in length that includes music and multimedia that is mixed, mastered, and printed to CD or DVD. All projects are subject to approval by the advising professor. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): MU 4150.

Corequisite(s): 4000 level Performance Studies.