MUSC 100 | Recital Attendance (0 credit hours)
All students in music are required to register for this course each semester on a credit/no credit basis for the appropriate
number of semesters indicated in their selected program. Attendance at a minimum of eighty percent (80%) of all recitals
each semester is required.

MUSC 101 | College Band (0 credit hours)
College Band is a performance class open to all students who have prior experience playing an instrument and reading
music, or with the consent of the instructor. An emphasis is placed on the study and performance of traditional and
contemporary concert band literature in a variety of idioms and styles. Concerts are performed on and off campus. May
be repeated for credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 102 | Concert Chorale (0 credit hours)
Open to all students with the consent of the director. An emphasis on the study and performance of representative
choral works of all periods. Three (3) days attendance weekly. May be repeated for credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 103 | Jazz Ensemble (0 credit hours)
Open to all students by audition and the consent of the instructor. An emphasis is placed on the study and performance
of music in all popular idioms. Jazz ensemble performs concerts on and off campus. May be repeated for credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 104 | Contemporary Ensemble (0 credit hours)
Open to all students by audition and consent of the instructor. An emphasis is placed upon the study and performance
of vocal music in all popular idioms and concerts are performed on and off campus. May be repeated for credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 105 | Brass Ensemble (0 credit hours)
Open to all students with the consent of the instructor. An emphasis is placed upon the study and performance of brass
literature in all the chamber music idioms and concerts are performed on and off campus. May be repeated for credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 106 | Woodwind Ensemble (0 credit hours)
Open to all students with the consent of the instructor. An emphasis is placed upon the study and performance of wood
wind literature in all the chamber music idioms and concerts are performed on and off the campus. May be repeated for
credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 107 | Madrigal Singers (0 credit hours)
Open to all students with the consent of the instructor. An emphasis is placed upon the study and performance of vocal
literature in all chamber music idioms. Concerts are performed on and off campus. May be repeated for credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 108 | Percussion Ensemble (0 credit hours)
Open to all students with the consent of the instructor. An emphasis is placed upon the study and performance of
percussion ensemble literature in a variety of chamber music idioms. Concerts are performed on and off campus. May
be repeated for credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 110 | Women’s Choir (0 credit hours)
Women’s Choir is a non-auditioned choir for female students, faculty, and staff. This ensemble highlights the cultural
values of women’s-only activities, and highlights repertoire written explicitly for female choirs. May be repeated for
credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 111 | Fundamentals of Music (3 credit hours)
Introduction to Musical Studies will acquaint music majors with fundamentals in musicianship that include musical
notation, pitch (scales/key signatures), meter & rhythm, chords/harmony (including triads and seventh chords) as well
as an increased awareness of musical literature, all in an effort to better one’s musical understanding and resulting
application of these concepts.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 112 | Class Piano I (1 credit hours)
Introduction to piano skills for the performer and educator.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 113 | Beginning Class Guitar (1 credit hours)
An introduction to the basic chords, melodies, note reading, tuning, and styles of performance for the beginning
guitarist.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 114 | Class Piano II (1 credit hours)
Continuation of piano skills for the performer and educator
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 112
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 120 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Freshman level. May be repeated
for credit.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 211 | Music Appreciation (3 credit hours)
This course provides a survey of the various forms and styles of music ranging from folk songs to opera, oratorio, and
symphony. Selected works are analyzed and discussed through the use of recordings.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 212 | Class Piano III (1 credit hours)
Continuation of piano skills for the performer and educator
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 114
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 213 | Introduction to Jazz History (3 credit hours)
Introduction to Jazz History is a general education survey course that will examine the three artistic activities of music,
viz., creating, performing, and listening; the course will examine the unique place jazz has in American cultural history
and how its creators have been influenced by social and historical forces peculiar to America; and although concerned
primarily with the music of jazz, the course will examine the lives of some of the most prominent performers from each
jazz period.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 214 | Class Piano IV (1 credit hours)
Continuation of piano skills for performer and educator.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 212
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 215 | History of Rock (3 credit hours)
A survey of the early history of rock music including its antecedents in Rhythm and Blues and Country. Particular
emphasis will be on the music of the 1960’s. The course will consist of two areas of study: a focus on analysis of musical
characteristics and evolving styles, and a consideration of the sociopolitical impact rock music had on the second half of
the 20th century with particular emphasis on the role Rock as an important voice of the counterculture. Rock’s
interconnection with other arts such as film and poetry will also be emphasized.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 220 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Sophomore level. May be
repeated for credit.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 120
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 241 | Music Theory I (3 credit hours)
This course is an integrated study of the theoretical practices of the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes a review of clefs,
scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, and basic rhythmic notation, studies in melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation,
and sight-singing.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 242 | Music Theory II (3 credit hours)
This course is an integrated study of the theoretical practices of the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes the study of
secondary triads, six-four chords, dominant and supertonic sevenths, elementary modulation, studies in melodic,
rhythmic and harmonic dictation, and sight-singing.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 241
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 251 | Elementary Music Methods (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of modern teaching techniques for children’s music literature.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 310 | World Musics (3 credit hours)
World Musics is an introduction to ethnomusicology, integrating the disciplines of anthropology and musicology.
Students will learn to experience and understand music in the context of cultural beliefs and societal institutions.
Students will gain exposure to, and analyze the musics of Africa, Native America, Asia, the Near East, the Pacific, and
Eastern Europe. This course will also provide the student the tools with which to discover the meanings of music in the
life of any society.
General Studies Outcome: Community, Regional & Global Studies
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 320 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Junior level. May be repeated for
credit.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 220
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 321 | Choral Techniques (2 credit hours)
This course provides a study of vocal materials and vocal conducting as presented in secondary schools.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 322 | Band Techniques (2 credit hours)
This course is an introductory study of organizational skills and pedagogical techniques for the concert band, jazz band,
elementary band, middle school band, and marching band.
Prerequisite Required: Sophomore Standing
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 340 | Junior Recital (1 credit hours)
This course includes selection, preparation, direction and rehearsal of a recital of music for voice, instruments, or piano
culminating in a thirty-minute performance. Students must be concurrently enrolled for applied music during the
semester they are enrolled for the junior recital.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 320
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 341 | Music Theory III (3 credit hours)
This course is an integrated study of the theoretical practices of the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes a detailed study
of the chromatic harmonic practices of the 19th century, a survey of the 20th century theoretical practices, studies in
melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation, and sight singing.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 242
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 342 | Arranging (3 credit hours)
This is a course in practical scoring and arranging for band and orchestra and voices.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 242
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 351 | Brass Methods (2 credit hours)
This course is a study of brass instruments and brass pedagogical techniques with actual playing experience.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 352 | Woodwind Methods (2 credit hours)
This course is a study of woodwind instruments and woodwind pedagogical techniques with actual playing experience.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 361 | String Methods (2 credit hours)
This course is a study of stringed instruments, including the guitar, and stringed pedagogical techniques with actual
playing experience.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 362 | Percussion Methods (2 credit hours)
This course is a study of percussion instruments and percussion pedagogical techniques with actual playing experience.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 363 | Music Business (3 credit hours)
Music Business is an introduction to music as it functions in the business world in the United States, focusing on the
music industry and related fields. Basic theories and processes will be stressed, histories and musical trends of particular
fields will be explored, various contracts and contract law and the role of the music industry attorney, and an
examination of the ways in which music is encountered in our daily lives will be taken into account.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 372 | Vocal Techniques (2 credit hours)
Vocal Techniques will aid the development of understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of the physical,
technical, and artistic aspects of vocal procedures and production.
Prerequisite Required: Enrollment in Applied Music (Voice)
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 420 | Applied Music (1 credit hours)
This course provides private music instruction for voice, instruments, or piano on the Senior level. May be repeated for
credit.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 320
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 440 | Senior Recital (1 credit hours)
This course includes selection, preparation, direction, and rehearsal of a recital of music for voice, instruments, or piano
culminating in a sixty-minute performance. Students must be concurrently enrolled for applied music during the
semester they are enrolled for the senior recital. This course is the capstone course and senior competency for the music
major.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 320
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 441 | Music History I (Antiquity to 1750) (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the development of music from antiquity through the end of the Baroque period with stylistic
analysis of musical examples.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 442 Music History II (1750 – Present) (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the development of music from the beginning of the Classical period to the present with
stylistic analysis of musical examples.
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 462 | Conducting (3 credit hours)
The knowledge of baton techniques, reading and interpreting a musical score, and the presentation of techniques of
rehearsing instrumental organizations are stressed in this course.
Prerequisite Required: MUSC 242
General Studies Outcome: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics