Course Descriptions:

REQUIRED COURSES
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

ADDITIONAL MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
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.
Components:
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 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

Large Ensemble Performance
Choose one (1) of the following two (2) options – two (2) 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

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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