Course Descriptions:

MUSIC CORE REQUIREMENTS
MUSC 241 | Music Theory I (4 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.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 242 | Music Theory II (4 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.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes:
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group:
Prerequisite required: MUSC 241

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. This course satisfies the Community, Regional and Global Studies requirement in the General Studies Program.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Community, Regional & Global Studies

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.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

COMMUNITY MUSIC AND PRIVATE STUDIO OPTION
MUSC 251 | Elementary Music Methods (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of modern teaching techniques for children’s music literature.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: 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.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes:
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group:
Prerequisite required: MUSC 242

MUSC 342 | Arranging (3 credit hours)
This is a course in practical scoring and arranging for band and orchestra and voices.
Component:
Lecture
Attributes:
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group:
Prerequisite required: MUSC 242

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.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: 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.
Component:
Lecture
Attributes:
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group:
Prerequisite required: MUSC 242

MUSC 497 | Practicum in Studio Teaching/Community (2 credit hours)
A Directed Study may be taken when a student has been unable to meet a course requirement in the normal manner and can demonstrate a need to take the course via Directed Study to graduate. The student must meet with the instructor at least once each week and will be required to complete the same requirements as in the original course. No more than one (1) Directed Study may be taken each semester and no more than two (2) courses of Directed Study may be counted toward graduation requirements.
Component:
Directed Study
Prerequisites required:
For Seniors Only

MUSC 499 | Senior Project/Independent Study (2 credit hours)
An Independent Study is a carefully organized learning activity with specific objectives and methods of evaluation developed in consultation with a faculty member. Students must meet with the instructor at least once each week and be capable of doing independent research, work, and study. No more than one (1) Independent Study may be taken each semester and no more than six (6) hours of Independent Study may be counted toward graduation requirements.
Component:
Independent Study
Prerequisites required:
For Juniors and Seniors Only

MUSIC ELECTIVES

MUSIC PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
MUSC 100 | Recital Attendance (0 credit hours – 7 semesters required)
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.
Components: Activity

Large Ensemble Performance
(Choose one (1) of the following two (2) options – six (6) semesters required)

MUSC 101 | College Band (1 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.
Components: Activity
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

MUSC 102 | College Choir (1 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.
Components: Activity
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

Applied music in one (1) major area
(Major areas: voice, instrument or piano – 7 hours)

If the major applied area is piano, then three (3) hours of applied voice or applied instrument will be substituted for the three (3) hours applied piano requirement. Regardless of what major instrument is chosen, the student must have experiences in voice, instrument and piano.

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.
Components: Independent Study
Attributes: 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.
Components: Independent Study
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: MUSC 120

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.
Components: Independent Study
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: MUSC 220

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.
Components: Independent Study
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, &Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: MUSC 320

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(Applied keyboard – 4 hours)

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.
Components:Independent Study
Attributes: 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.
Components: Independent Study
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: MUSC 120

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.
Components: Independent Study
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: MUSC 220

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.
Components: Independent Study
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: MUSC 320