Music (MUS)

MUS 500. Music History Review0 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a reasonable method of removing deficiencies revealed by the Graduate Entrance Examination. No graduate student will be allowed to enroll in any graduate course in a historical period in which he has failed to pass the corresponding section of the Graduate Entrance Examination until he has removed his deficiency in the history of the subject. Areas covered are: deficiencies within the period from the Middle Ages to 1530; deficiencies within the period between 1530 and 1750; deficiencies within the period between 1750 and 1850; and deficiencies within the period from 1850 to the present.

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MUS 501. Major Applied Study2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: One-hour private lesson for performance majors.

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MUS 502. Major Applied Study2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: One-hour private lesson for performance majors.

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MUS 503. Major Applied Study4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Faculty Consent.

Description: PIANO: First year: Student will study scales and arpeggios, Bach 2-Part Inventions, Sonatas by Haydn or Mozart, and compositions by such composers as Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Grieg. Second Year: Student will study scales and arpeggios, and literature equivalent to Bach 3-Part Inventions or French Suites, Sonatas by Beethoven or Schubert, Mozart Fantasia or Rondo, Scarlatti Sonatas, compositions by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy. Third Year: Student will study technical materials and such materials as Bach English Suites or Preludes and Fugues, Sonatas by Mozart of Beethoven, Haydn Variations, Mozart Concertos or compositions by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Debussy. Fourth Year: Student will study technical materials and such materials as Bach Partitas and Preludes and Fugues, Sonatas by Beethoven, Schumann, or Chopin, Mozart or Beethoven

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MUS 504. Major Applied Study4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Faculty Consent.

Description: PIANO: First year: Student will study scales and arpeggios, Bach 2-Part Inventions, Sonatas by Haydn or Mozart, and compositions by such composers as Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Grieg. Second Year: Student will study scales and arpeggios, and literature equivalent to Bach 3-Part Inventions or French Suites, Sonatas by Beethoven or Schubert, Mozart Fantasia or Rondo, Scarlatti Sonatas, compositions by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy. Third Year: Student will study technical materials and such materials as Bach English Suites or Preludes and Fugues, Sonatas by Mozart of Beethoven, Haydn Variations, Mozart Concertos or compositions by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Debussy. Fourth Year: Student will study technical materials and such materials as Bach Partitas and Preludes and Fugues, Sonatas by Beethoven, Schumann, or Chopin, Mozart or Beethoven

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MUS 509. Major Ensembles1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in music or by permission of instructor.

Description: Symphony Orchestra; Symphonic Band; Early Music Ensemble; Opera Theater; Jazz Ensemble;Jazz Repertory Ensemble, Concert Band; Pep Band; Wind Ensemble; Wind Symphony, New Music Ensemble; Marching Band; University Chorus; Collegiate Chorale, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Singing Cardsmen

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MUS 511. Principal Applied Study2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: One-hour private lesson for students majoring in composition, music education, music history, music therapy, or theory.

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MUS 512. Principal Applied Study2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: One-hour private lesson for students majoring in composition, music education, music history, music therapy, or theory.

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MUS 513. Principal Appied Study4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: One-hour private lesson for piano pedagogy majors.

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MUS 514. Principal Applied Study4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: One-hour private lesson for piano pedagogy majors.

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MUS 519. Minor Ensembles0.5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in music or by permission of instructor.

Description: Study and performance of works for small ensembles: Piano; String; Woodwind; Brass or Percussion Ensemble; Improvisation; Guitar; Jazz Combo (Instrumental); Jazz Ensemble; Brass Chamber Music, Historical Brass Ensemble,Trombone, Tuba or Tuba/Euphonium; Saxophone Ensemble; Opera Workshop; Clarinet, Flute, Harp Ensemble; Community Band; Historical Instruments and Techla.

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MUS 521. Secondary Applied Study1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: A secondary applied music course carried in addition to the student's major or principal field.

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MUS 522. Secondary Applied Study1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: A secondary applied music course carried in addition to the student's major or principal field.

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MUS 527. Choral Music in the Modern Secondary School2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Procedures and techniques for use with the high school chorus including such topics as selection of repertoire, voice production, diction, rehearsal psychology, and performance practice.

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MUS 529. Cardinal Singers0.5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Honors choral ensemble with entrance by audition only.

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MUS 530. Choral Literature I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: A survey of choral literature from chant to c.1750.

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MUS 531. Choral Literature II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: A survey of choral literature from c.1750 to present.

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MUS 533. Functional Study1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: One half-hour private lesson weekly in an applied area.

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MUS 534. Functional Study1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: One half-hour private lesson weekly in an applied area.

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MUS 535. Music Industry I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Sixty credit hours earned.

Description: A study of current practices affecting the professional musician and a survey of career opportunities relating to music and industry.

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MUS 536. Music Industry II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): MUS 535.

Description: Continuation of MUS 535. Includes broadcast, performance, marketing, retail sales, audio/video engineering, publishing, law, and labor relations.

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MUS 537. Advanced Techniques for Marching Bands2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): MUS 337 or permission of instructor.

Description: Problems in preparing the half-time show. Arranging for the marching band.

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MUS 538. Studies in Pedagogy1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Upper Division or graduate standing.

Description: Pedagogy studies on specific instruments. Offered under separate sections.

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MUS 539. Studies in Jazz2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Vary by section, see course description.

Description: Focus on aural skills, transcription methods, and advanced jazz harmony topics. Extended functional harmony and advanced rhythmic concepts. Examples will focus on transcribed solos by established jazz masters. Sections include: (01) Jazz Style Analysis, Prereq: Theory IV and MUS 138 and permission of instructor. Explores jazz style through analysis of historically significant transcribed solos as played by jazz masters (02) Advanced Jazz Theory, Prereq: Jazz Theory I or passing grade on Jazz Theory Entrance Exam. (03) Standard Jazz Repertoire Prereq: MUS 138 and permission of instructor. Focuses on learning compositions from standard jazz repertoire. While improvisation is stressed as an important part of the learning process,the main objective will be to learn and memorize melodies and chord progressions of selected pieces froma number of musical styles. Each class session will concentrate on a specific style, composer, and/or type of composition tune. A variety of tempos and keys will be chosen. Selected compositions may be performed with play-a-long recordings or with other students in class.

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MUS 541. Private Non-Major Music Composition I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate music study or permission of the instructor.

Description: Composition study for graduate students who are not composition or music theory majors.

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MUS 542. Private Non-Major Music Composition II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate music study or permission of the instructor.

Description: Composition study for graduate students who are not composition or music theory majors.

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MUS 543. Advanced Composition3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Corequisite(s): MUS 441 for undergraduates, MUS 669 for graduates.

Description: Continuation of MUS 444. Public presentation required.

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MUS 544. Advanced Composition3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

Corequisite(s): MUS 441 for undergraduates and MUS 669 for graduates.

Description: Continuation of MUS 543. Public presentation required.

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MUS 545. Advanced Instrumental Scoring2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate orchestration course or permission of instructor.

Description: Analysis of orchestration techniques by 19th- and 20th-century composers.

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MUS 547. Chromatic Harmony and Analysis2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): MUS 242 and MUS 347.

Description: A study of chromatic harmony and voice leading, expanded tonality, and extended forms. Analysis of music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; creative writing in styles of this period.

Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 547 and MUS 647.

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MUS 548. Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): MUS 547.

Description: Survey of post-tonal theory. Analysis of centric, atonal, serial, and other music composed since 1900.

Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 548 and MUS 648.

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MUS 549. Renaissance Counterpoint2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Upper division or graduate standing.

Description: A study of 16th-century vocal polyphony in the style of Palestrina, Lassus, et al.; including stylistic composition in two or more voices.

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MUS 550. Baroque Counterpoint2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Upper division or graduate standing.

Description: A study of 18th-century counterpoint, emphasizing Bach's style and forms, including stylistic composition in two or more voices.

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MUS 551. Studies in Improvisation2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Upper division, graduate standing in music, or permission of instructor.

Description: Improvisation and open-form music are explored through creation and performance, and the study of various improvisation traditions.

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MUS 552. Pedagogy of Theory2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Analysis and discussion of various methods of teaching the elements of music theory.

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MUS 555. Instrument Repair2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Not Offered

Description: Repair of woodwind and brass instruments.

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MUS 557. Piano Technology I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Study of the complex inner workings of the piano. Includes basics of tuning and maintenance.

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MUS 558. Piano Technology II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): MUS 557 or permission of the instructor.

Description: Study of the complex inner workings of the piano. Includes basics of tuning and maintenance.

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MUS 559. Instrumental Conducting and Score Reading2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 346 or permission of instructor.

Description: Conducting techniques and problems for the public school instrumental director. Reading from full score. Survey of literature.

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MUS 561. Literature2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 361 series or permission of instructor.

Description: Offered under the various subtitles/sections: (01) Piano Literature I: A survey of piano repertoire from the Baroque and Classical Eras. (02) Band Literature: A survey of literature for wind and percussion instruments in large ensemble combinations focusing upon material for the standard instrumentation of the concert band. Emphasis will be given to dramatic change in the repertoire from 1950 to the present, particularly the implications for instrumental music education. Course work will include both artistic and practical considerations with study of works by Hindemith, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Persichetti, Gould, and Ives. (03) Organ Literature: A comprehensive study in the field of organ literature from Schlich to Hindemith. No performance required. (05) Vocal Literature: A survey of vocal literature from the 18th century to the present day, with emphasis on standard repertorie. Program analysis and program building.

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MUS 562. Literature2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: A survey of piano repertorie from the Romantic and Modern Eras.

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MUS 563. Literature1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Upper division or graduate standing.

Description: Performance Literature for specific instruments. Offered under separate sections.

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MUS 564. Literature1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Upper division or graduate standing.

Description: Performance Literature for specific instruments. Offered under separate sections.

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MUS 565. Church Music Literature2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Not Offered

Description: Designed to acquaint the student with church music repertoire of the past and present and to give practical training in service playing and accompanying.

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MUS 566. Church Music Literature2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Not Offered

Description: Designed to acquaint the student with church music repertoire of the past and present and to give practical training in service playing and accompanying.

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MUS 567. Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 270 or permission of instructor.

Description: Introduction to computer music studio, including MIDI sequencing, analog and FM sound synthesis, digital recording and editing, video synchronization, multimedia applications, and comprehensive study of the literature and styles of the class tape studios.

Note: Cross-listed with MUS 667.
Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 567 and MUS 667.

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MUS 568. Advanced Topics in Computer Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 567 or permission of instructor.

Description: Study of advanced synthesis techniques, digital sampling, direct digital synthesis, and study of recent literature and trends in computer music.

Note: Crosslisted with MUS 668.
Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 568 and MUS 668.

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MUS 570. Studies in Music History3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): See note below.

Description: Areas of study are Medieval Music, Renaissance Music, Baroque Music, Viennese Classicism, Romantic Music, Twentieth-Century Music, Jazz,Opera Repertory. MUS 570, MUS 580, and MUS 585 - MUS 586 are intended for master's degree students or advanced undergraduates admitted by permission of the instructor and with the recommendation of the undergraduate advisor. Master's degree students may enroll in these courses at the 600-level under two conditions: (1) when 600-level courses are required by a specific curriculum (e.g., MM in Music History), and (2) with the approval of the student's advisor. Undergraduates may not register in these courses at the 600-level without the approval in writing of the chair of the Music History Department. The following criteria, subject to adjustment by the instructor according to the nature of the course and its organization, will distinguish the work of students registered under one or the other number. Students enrolled in either 500- or 600-level courses are required to write term papers. Research papers at the 600-level are expected to demonstrate originality and the ability to use resources in at least one foreign language, and in general are expected to be of a quality appropriate to a professional paper. While students enrolled at either level are required to participate in a seminar be presenting reports and papers, those registered at the 600-level may be required to assume full responsibility for the development and direction of a study, by the whole class, of a particular subject or problem.

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MUS 571. Pedagogy2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Varies by section--see description.

Description: Topics vary by section. Sections include: (01) Piano Pedagogy: Prereq: MUS 371, MUS 372, MUS 471, MUS 472. Examination, evaluation, and discussion of piano teaching materials at all levels. (03) Advanced Brass Pedagogy Teaching, observing, study, research, and lecture of brass teaching techniques Prereq: For seniors or graduate students only. (05) Voice Pedagogy: Prereq: 3 years of college-level voice study. For advanced students wishing to study the principles and techniques involved in teaching voice, with supervised practice teaching designed to give practical studio teaching experience. (6) Organ Pedagogy Prereq: For Seniors or Grad Study only. Basic concepts of approaching & teaching beginning,intermediate, and advanced organ students. (07) Jazz Pedagogy Addresses pedagogical techniques of teaching jazz. Prereq: MUS 242 and MUS 351, or graduate student standing.

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MUS 572. Pedagogy2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Refer to: MUS 571.

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MUS 575. Music Production2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Introduction to computer-based music recording and production using state-of-the-art software.

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MUS 576. Multimedia Production2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Introduction to technical aspects of creating mutimedia projects with audio and video hardware and software.

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MUS 577. Marching Band Drill Writing2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Introduces principles of contemporary and traditional drill writing techniques and styles.

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MUS 578. The Music of the Black Church3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This course is designed for the upper division or graduate student in music or Pan-African studies and explores the historical and musical development of African American sacred music from slavery to the present; from Spirituals to traditional and contemporary Gospel music. Special emphasis is given to the impact that this music has had on African-American culture in the United States, which represents a synthesis of African and European cultures into a unique hybrid with its own tradition of development.

Note: Cross-listed with PAS 578.

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MUS 579. 21st-Century Entrepreneurship for Musicians2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Open to Juniors, Seniors, and graduate music majors.

Description: Part of a broader effort to transform the ways in which we prepare 21st-century musicians by cultivating the creative and imaginative powers that reside at the heart of the artist-entrepreneur.

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MUS 580. Seminars in the Music of the Great Composers3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): For masters students or for advanced undergraduates admitted by permission of the instructor and with the recommendation of the undergraduate advisor.

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MUS 582. Seminar in Historical Performance Practice3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or faculty consent.

Description: Study and application of performance techniques from different eras based on period sources and modern study.

Note: Knowledge of one foreign language helpful, but not required.

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MUS 583. Notation and Analysis3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Paleography, transcription and editing of musical manuscripts and publications through the Renaissance.

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MUS 585. Seminars in the History of Forms, Media, Philosophy, or Techniques of Composition3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): For masters students or for advanced undergraduates admitted by permission of the instructor and with the recommendation of the undergraduate advisor.

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MUS 590. Independent Study0.5-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Students may take no more than 6 hours of Independent Study in fulfilling requirements for any degree.

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MUS 591. Special Topics1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: One or more advanced topics not treated comprehensively in regular course offerings. To understand why different interpretations of a musical piece are chosen and help student acquire tools to be an independent musician.

Note: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 591 and MUS 691 on the same topic.

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MUS 592. Suzuki Violin Teacher Training2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Violin students playing at a minimum level of Seitz Concero No.5, Movement I, and Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor Movement 3.

Description: An understanding of and training in the Suzuki approach to violin instruction.

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MUS 597. Recital0 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: A grade of "CR'' credit will be given when the recital is complete. A student must be simultaneously enrolled in at least one applied music course.

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MUS 600. Graduate Oral Exam Preparation0 Units

Grading Basis: Credit/No Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Prepares students for Graduate Oral Exam. Consists of Oral Dry-Runs and access to on-line audio files of winning Grawemeyer Award compositions.

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MUS 601. Applied Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Courses MUS 601, MUS 602, MUS 603, and MUS 604 open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 602. Applied Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Courses MUS 601, MUS 602, MUS 603, and MUS 604 open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 603. Applied Music4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Courses MUS 601, MUS 602, MUS 603, and MUS 604 open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 604. Applied Music4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Courses MUS 601, MUS 602, MUS 603, and MUS 604 open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 605. Jazz Applied2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Master of Music Degree in Jazz.

Description: Applied Instrumental study for jazz students.

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MUS 606. Jazz Applied2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 605.

Description: Applied instrumental study for jazz students.

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MUS 607. Bibliography and Research Methods3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Equips students with specialized bibliographical and methodological knowledge to conduct musical research.

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MUS 611. Applied Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Courses MUS 611, MUS 612, MUS 613, and MUS 614 open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 612. Applied Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Courses MUS 611, MUS 612, MUS 613, and MUS 614 open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 613. Applied Music4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Courses MUS 611, MUS 612, MUS 613, and MUS 614 open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 614. Applied Music4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Courses MUS 611, MUS 612, MUS 613, and MUS 614 open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 615. Jazz Applied2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 605 and MUS 606.

Description: Applied instrumental study for jazz students.

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MUS 616. Jazz Applied2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 605, MUS 606, and MUS 615.

Description: Applied instrumental study for jazz students.

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MUS 621. Applied Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 622. Applied Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 623. Applied Music4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 624. Applied Music4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: Open only to music majors for work and study on the student's major or principal instrument.

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MUS 627. Advanced Elementary Music Methods2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Advanced work in study of elementary music methods.

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MUS 631. Advanced Methods of Teaching Brass Instruments2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Problems in teaching brass instruments in the public schools. Research in methods and materials.

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MUS 633. Advanced Methods of Teaching Woodwind Instruments2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Advanced techniques for teaching woodwind instruments.

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MUS 637. Advanced Secondary Music Methods2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Improves sightreading and sightsinging and the teaching of pitch and rhythm. Also covers techniques for designing curricular materials and recruiting and retaining students.

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MUS 638. Organization and Administration of Instrumental Groups2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Organizing, financing, and promoting the instrumental program.

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MUS 640. Advanced Vocal Pedagogy2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): MUS 571 and graduate standing.

Description: Provides the advanced voice student the opportunity to study the principles and techniques involved in teaching voice,with supervised practice teaching.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 641. Pedagogy of Theory I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An analysis and discussion of the various methods of teaching the elements of music theory, including a survey of available textbooks and supplementary materials and an exploration of the scholarship of theory pedagogy.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 642. Pedagogy of Theory II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An analysis and discussion of the various methods of teaching the elements of music theory, including a survey of available textbooks and supplementary materials.

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MUS 643. Advanced Private Instruction in Composition and Orchestration I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Principles and techniques for advanced composition students. One hour private lesson.

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MUS 644. Advanced Composition and Orchestration II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Principles and techniques for advanced composition students. One hour private lesson.

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MUS 645. Advanced Composition and Orchestration III3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Principles and techniques for advanced composition students. One hour private lesson.

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MUS 646. Advanced Composition and Orchestration IV3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Principles and techniques for advanced composition students. One hour private lesson.

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MUS 647. Advanced Chromatic Harmony and Analysis3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Chromatic harmony and voice leading in the context of expanded tonality and extended tonal forms; analytical approaches to the music of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 547 and MUS 647.

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MUS 648. Advanced Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Study of post-tonal theory and analytical methodology. Analysis of centric, atonal, serial, and other music composed since 1900.

Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 548 and MUS 648.

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MUS 649. Advanced Counterpoint I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): MUS 550.

Description: A continuation of the prerequisite counterpoint courses but for the advanced student in the field.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 650. Advanced Counterpoint II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): MUS 550.

Description: A continuation of the prerequisite counterpoint courses but for the advanced student in the field.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 651. Schenkerian Analysis3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: The graphic analytic techniques developed by Heinrich Schenker and the theoretical constructs on which they are based.

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MUS 652. Foundations of Music Theory3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: A study of selected theoretical writings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance as related to Gregorian Chant and the development of Polyphony.

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MUS 653. Advanced Analysis3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Development of the aural and visual comprehension of the elements contributing to style and cohesion in music. May cover diverse historical periods of focus on one period.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 654. Advanced Jazz Compositional Theory2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 539-02 or permission of instructor.

Description: Applied compositional study for jazz students focusing on contemporary jazz composition with an emphasis on modal harmonic structure.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 655. Advanced Jazz Improvisation2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Jazz Theory, MUS 138, and at least 4 semesters of Combo or 4 semesters of Jazz Ensemble, or permission of instructor.

Description: Understanding jazz improvisation through the study of harmony, theory, improvisation, ear training, transcribed solos, articulation, the various song forms/types, basic piano composing and melodic composition.

Note: 1 lecture, 1 lab.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 656. Advanced Jazz Arranging I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 435 and MUS 436 or permission of instructor.

Description: Focus on arranging and orchestrating for the contemporary jazz orchestra.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 657. Film/TV Scoring2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 435 and MUS 436 or permission of instructor.

Description: Overview of film scoring techniques from inception of the art to the present. May also explore contemporary media (internet, video games).

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 658. Advanced Jazz Arranging II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 435 or consent of instructor.

Description: Continuation of MUS 656; continue focus on arranging and orchestrating for the contemporary jazz orchestra as well as studio and hybrid orchestra instrumentations.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 659. Seminar in Conducting I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: Advanced conducting techniques as they apply to choral and instrumental ensembles. Literature to be studied drawn from masterworks of every age.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 660. Seminar in Conducting II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Advanced conducting techniques as they apply to choral and instrumental ensembles. Literature to be studied drawn from masterworks of every age.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 661. Literature2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Graduate students only.

Description: To provide overview of solo vocal repertorie in the genre of Oratorio.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 662. Literature2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Graduate students only.

Description: To provide overview of solo vocal repertoire in the genre of solo voice with orchestra.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 663. Graduate Band Pedagogy and Educational Wind Band Literature2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Advanced analytical techniques related to repertoire assessment, focusing primarily on concert band and vocal ensemble music representing difficuty levels 2-4.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 665. Music Theory Seminar0 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): MUS 694 or MUS 695.

Description: Survey current articles, prepare & discuss analyses, and survey current activities & practices in music theory.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 667. Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Must have experience in music composition.

Description: Introduction to the computer music studio including MIDI sequencing, analog and FM sound synthesis, digital recording and editing, video synchronization, multimedia applications, and comprehensive study of the literature and styles of the class tape studios.

Note: Crosslisted with MUS 567.
Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 567 and MUS 667.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 668. Advanced Topics in Computer Music2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 567.

Description: Study of advanced synthesis techniques, digital sampling, direct digital synthesis, and study of recent literature and trends in computer music.

Note: Crosslisted with MUS 568.
Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 568 and MUS 668.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 669. Graduate Composition Seminar0 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): MUS 543, MUS 544, MUS 643, MUS 644, MUS 645, MUS 646 or MUS 695.

Description: Examination of broad range of issues surrounding contemporary music composition. Topics include current composers and their works, particularly winners of and nominees for Grawemeyer Award, score presentation and part extraction, performing rights, and career development.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 670. Studies in Music History3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Areas of study are Medieval Music, Renaissance Music, Baroque Music, Viennese Classicism, Romantic Music, Twentieth-Century Music.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 671. Advanced Piano Pedagogy I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: Examination, evaluation, and discussion of piano teaching materials at the elementary level, with supervised practical studio teaching experience.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 672. Advanced Piano Pedagogy II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Examination, evaluation, and discussion of piano teaching materials at the intermediate level, with supervised practical teaching experience.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 673. Advanced Piano Pedagogy III2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: Examination, evaluation, and discussion of adult and group teaching techniques, with supervised practical studio teaching experience.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 674. Advanced Piano Pedagogy IV2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Discussion of advanced pedagogy teaching techniques, with supervised practical studio teaching experience.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 675. Master's Practice in Collegiate Teaching1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Experience under the guidance of faculty members in classroom techniques and practices of collegiate teaching. TBA seminars in professional problems. For master's degree students in music history.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 676. Master's Practice in Collegiate Teaching1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Experience under the guidance of faculty members in classroom techniques and practices of collegiate teaching. TBA seminars in professional problems. For master's degree students in music history.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 677. Business Aspects of String Studio Teaching2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Acquaints students with all aspects of running a successful independent string studio.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 678. Advanced Pedagogy2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 538 or permission of instructor.

Description: Develops skills to teach intermediate to advanced string instruments in a private lesson setting. Sections will be opened for individual instruments.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 680. Seminars in the Music of Great Composers3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Composer focus varies.

Note: This course may be repeated under different subtitles.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 681. Music Notation to c. 1550: History, Transcription, Editing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: A study of notation in western music to c. 1550 including origins and development of western musical notation, transcription into modern notation, editing.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 682. Seminar in Musicology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Seminar in specialist areas of musicology, such as editing and transcriptions.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 683. Composition for Digital Media I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 667 and MUS 668.

Description: Focus on an advanced aspect of computer music.

Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 586 and MUS 683.
Note: Crosslisted with MUS 586.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 684. Composition for Digital Media II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUS 667, MUS 668, and MUS 683.

Description: Continuation of MUS 683.

Note: Credit not allowed for both MUS 587 and MUS 684.
Note: Crosslisted with MUS 587.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 686. Orchestral Literature I2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Covers standard orchestral repertoire from the early classical period through the early romantic period.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 687. Orchestral Literature II2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Covers standard orchestral repertoire from the mid-romantic period through the twentieth century.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 690. Independent Study0.5-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: A maximum of 6 credit hours of independent study at the master's level (9 hours at doctoral level) may be taken to fulfill requirements of any music degree.

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MUS 691. Special Topics1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: One or more advanced topics not treated comprehensively in regular course offerings.

Note: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Note: Credit may not be allowed for both MUS 591 and MUS 691 on the same topic.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 694. Research1-12 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Subtitles may accompany the course title to indicate the area of research.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 695. Thesis Guidance 2-4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Master's candidates in music education, music theory-composition, and music history.

Corequisite(s): MUS 669 for composition students, MUS 665 for theory students.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 697. Graduate Recital0 Units

Grading Basis: Credit/No Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Culminating graduate recital.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 698. Professional Paper0 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Masters of Music Education students only.

Description: Culmination of music education research project. Journal-length scholarly work of publishable quality and length using primary and secondary sources.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

MUS 700. Dissertation Research1-9 Units

Term Typically Offered: Not Offered

Prerequisite(s): Consent of major professor.

Description: Research on dissertation project. Grade shall be deferred by the major professor until dissertation submitted for final defense by the student's committee.This course represents the fields of specialization of the graduate faculty.

Note: This 700-level course is for students enrolled in the doctoral program.

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MUS 775. Doctoral Practice in Collegiate Teaching1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Not Offered

Description: Guidance by members of the faculty for doctoral teaching assistants. TBA seminars in the professional problems of collegiate teaching.

Note: Only MUS 775 is offered at the University of Louisville; MUS 776 is offered at the University of Kentucky.

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