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Music

The Department of Music provides comprehensive study in music for the student who wishes to major in music in a liberal arts setting as well as general courses for the student who wishes to study music to broaden her cultural understanding or as a performing art.  We believe students should be proficient in both musicology and performance. Our curriculum is balanced between the history, theory, and genres basic to a thorough understanding of music with applied studies and a variety of performance opportunities. We strive to challenge all students to work to their maximum potential so that upon graduation they possess the critical, creative, and interpersonal skills necessary for success in life and livelihood.

 

The Music Major
The Music Minor–History and Theory Option
The Music Minor–Solo Applied Music Option
The Musical Theatre Major
The Musical Theatre Minor
Teacher Licensure in Vocal Music
Course Descriptions


The Music Major
(37 semester hours)

Required:
MUSC 157    (3)    Music Theory I: Analysis and Performance
MUSC 213    (3)    Classical and Romantic Music
MUSC 218    (3)    Music Theory II: Composition and Analysis
MUSC 257    (3)    Advanced Theory and Analysis I
MUSC 327    (3)    Early Music
MUSC 338    (3)    Music from Impressionism to the Present
MUSC 343    (1)    Aural Skills I
MUSC 344    (1)    Aural Skills II
MUSC 357    (3)    Advanced Theory and Analysis II

Senior Exercise:
MUSC 452    (3)    Senior Seminar


Choose 1 of the following courses:
MUSC 133    (3)    Popular Music
MUSC 224    (3)    Film Music

Choose 4 two-credit courses in solo applied music (MUSC 177, MUSC 179, MUSC 181, MUSC 185, MUSC 187, MUSC 189, MUSC 191, MUSC 193, MUSC 197, or MUSC 303).

 

The Music Minor–History and Theory Option
(18 semester hours)

Required:
MUSC 157    (3)    Music Theory I: Analysis and Performance
MUSC 213    (3)    Classical and Romantic Music
MUSC 218    (3)    Music Theory II: Composition and Analysis
MUSC 327    (3)    Early Music
MUSC 338    (3)    Music from Impressionism to the Present

Choose 1 of the following courses:
MUSC 133    (3)    Popular Music
MUSC 224    (3)    Film Music

 

The Music Minor–Solo Applied Music Option
(18 semester hours)

Required:
MUSC 157    (3)    Music Theory I: Analysis and Performance
MUSC 218    (3)    Music Theory II: Composition and Analysis

Choose 2 courses from the following:
MUSC 133    (3)    Popular Music
MUSC 213    (3)    Classical and Romantic Music
MUSC 224    (3)    Film Music
MUSC 327    (3)    Early Music
MUSC 338    (3)    Music from Impressionism to the Present

Choose 3 two-credit courses in solo applied music (MUSC 177, MUSC 179, MUSC 181, MUSC 185, MUSC 187, MUSC 189, MUSC 191, MUSC 193, or MUSC 197).

 

Teacher Licensure in Vocal Music
(37 semester hours)

Students seeking licensure in vocal music must satisfy all requirements for the major in music and complete MUSC 179, Applied Conducting as well.

 

 

The Musical Theatre Major
(45-46 semester hours)

Required:
DANC 107    (1)    Beginning Ballet
DANC 109    (1)    Beginning Jazz Dance
DANC 111    (1)    Beginning Modern Dance
DANC 113    (1)    Beginning Tap
MUSC 157    (3)    Music Theory I: Analysis and Performance
MUSC 218    (3)    Music Theory II: Composition and Analysis
THTR 189    (3)    Acting I
THTR 229    (2)    Production and Performance
THTR 235    (3)    Musical Theatre Literature: Stage and Screen
THTR 329    (2)    Advanced Theatre Production
THTR 336    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre in the 20th and 21st Centuries
THTR 341    (3)    Vocal Performance Technique

Senior Exercise:
THTR 463    (3)    Senior Project

Choose 1 of the following courses:
DANC 211    (1)    Intermediate Modern Dance
DANC 311    (2)    Advanced Modern Dance


Choose 1 of the following courses:
DANC 223    (3)    Introduction to Dance Composition I
DANC 224    (3)    Introduction to Dance Composition II


Choose the following course twice in two different semesters (4 credits):
MUSC 181    (2)    Applied Piano

Choose the following course four times in four different semesters (8 credits):
MUSC 185    (2)    Applied Voice

NOTE: At the discretion of the chair of the music department, a student may substitute MUSC 107 for one semester of MUSC 181. At the discretion of the chair of the dance department, a student may substitute DANC 211 for DANC 111 and/or may substitute DANC 207 for DANC 107.

 

 

The Musical Theatre Minor
(20-21 semester hours)

Required:
DANC 111    (1)    Beginning Modern Dance
MUSC 107    (3)    Rudiments of Music I
MUSC 138    (1)    Opera Workshop
MUSC 185    (2)    Applied Voice
THTR 189    (3)    Acting I
THTR 229    (2)    Production and Performance
THTR 235    (3)    Musical Theatre Literature: Stage and Screen
THTR 341    (3)    Musical Theatre Techniques

Choose both:
DANC 107    (1)    Beginning Ballet
DANC 109    (1)    Beginning Jazz
OR
Choose:
DANC 223    (3)    Introduction to Dance Composition I

NOTES: At the discretion of the chair of the music department, some students whose major is music may substitute MUSC 181 for MUSC 107. For the minor in musical theatre, the P/CR/NC grading option may be exercised for courses taken at the 100- and 200-level only. Additional information about the P/CR/NC grading option is available under the Academic Regulations heading of the catalog.


Course Descriptions

MUSC 107

| Rudiments of Music

MUSC 126

| The Appreciation of Music

MUSC 127

| World Music

MUSC 133

| Popular Music

MUSC 138

| Opera Workshop

MUSC 157

| Music Theory I: Analysis and Performance

MUSC 177

| Applied Composition

MUSC 179

| Applied Conducting

MUSC 181

| Applied Piano

MUSC 185

| Applied Voice

MUSC 189

| Applied Guitar

MUSC 191

| Applied Strings

MUSC 193

| Applied Woodwinds

MUSC 197

| Applied Brass

MUSC 205

| Accompanying

MUSC 213

| Classical and Romantic Music

MUSC 218

| Music Theory II: Composition and Analysis

MUSC 221

| Jazz Studies

MUSC 224

| Film Music

MUSC 245

| Concert Choir

MUSC 251

| Chamber Orchestra

MUSC 257

| Advanced Theory and Analysis I

MUSC 261

| Directed Study

MUSC 303

| Recital

MUSC 327

| Early Music

MUSC 338

| Music from Impressionism to the Present

MUSC 343

| Aural Skills I

MUSC 344

| Aural Skills II

MUSC 357

| Advanced Theory and Analysis II

MUSC 361

| Special Study

MUSC 377

| Internship

MUSC 452

| Senior Seminar

MUSC 461

| Independent Study