Music (MUSC)

Courses

MUSC 60   PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA   1 Units

This course is intended for students accepted as probationary music majors. Students allowed to enroll have demonstrated potential in their performing medium, but need to review the basics of playing their instrument and/or need work in some performance skills to catch up to the level of a first term music major. This course counts toward the term credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not be included in the credit count toward graduation. This course is not repeatable. At the conclusion of one term of "0" lessons, the student must reaudition to be accepted as a major in the department. A grade of "C" or lower and/or nonacceptance as a music major will be cause for the removal of the student from the program. NOTE: Does not count toward degree. Prereq: Acceptance as a probationary music major.

MUSC 70   PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY AREA   1 Units

This course is intended for students acceptedas probationary music majors. Students allowed to enroll have demonstrated potential in their performing medium, but need to review the basics of playing their instrument and/or need work in some performance skills to catch up to the level of first term music major. This course counts toward the term credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not be included in the credit count toward graduation. This course is not repeatable. At the conclusion of one term of "0" lessons, the student must reaudition to be accepted as a major in the department. A grade of "C" or lower and/or nonacceptance as a music major will be cause for the removal of the student from the program. NOTE: Does not count toward degree. Prereq: Acceptance as a probationary music major.

MUSC 80   PRIVATE KEYBOARD INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA   1 Units

This course is intended for students accepted as probationary music majors. Students allowed to enroll have demonstrated potential in their performing medium, but need to review the basics of playing their instrument and/or need work in some performance skills to catch up to the level of a first term music major.This course counts toward the term credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not be included in the credit count toward graduation. This course is not repeatable. At the conclusion of one term of "0" lessons, the student must reaudition to be accepted as a major in the department. A grade of "C" or lower and/or nonacceptance as a music major will be cause for the removal of the student from the program. NOTE: Does not count toward degree. Prereq: Acceptance as a probationary music major

MUSC 100   RECITAL ATTENDANCE   Repeatable   0 Units

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. A set number of recitals and concerts must be attended to fulfill the requirement. Open to and required of music majors and minors. Repeatable.

MUSC 120   PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION (ELECTIVE)   Repeatable   1 Units

This course is intended for non-music majors, music minors, and music majors who are taking elective instrumental lessons that are not part of curricular requirements. Open by consent of instructor and department. Audition may be required.

MUSC 121   PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION (ELECTIVE)   Repeatable   1 Units

This course is intended for non-music majors, music minors, and music majors who are taking elective vocal lessons that are not part of curricular requirements. Open by consent of instructor and department. Audition may be required.

MUSC 122   PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (ELECTIVE)   Repeatable   1 Units

This course is intended for non-music majors, music minors, and music majors who are taking elective piano lessons that are not part of curricular requirements. Open by consent of instructor and department. Audition may be required.

MUSC 126   PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY)   Repeatable   1 Units

This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study. Repeatable. Prereq: Open by audition and consent of instructor.
COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 127   PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY)   Repeatable   1 Units

This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study. Repeatable. Prereq: Open by audition and consent of instructor.
COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 128   PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY)   Repeatable   1 Units

This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study. Repeatable. Prereq: Open by audition and consent of instructor.
COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 129   PRIVATE ORGAN INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY)   Repeatable   1 Units

This course is intended for minors and for music majors fulfilling applied music requirements for secondary study. Repeatable. Prereq: Open by audition and consent of instructor.
COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 140   INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MUSIC (GA)   2 Units

A course in music appreciation emphasizing the organizational elements in music and the pertinence of these elements to perceptive listening. Lectures, concerts, assigned reading and directed listening. Not open to music majors and minors.

MUSC 143   SURVEY OF AMERICAN JAZZ (DV)(GA)   2 Units

A listening approach to jazz with emphases both upon styles and the contribution made by selected jazz musicians of America. Other influences upon jazz will also be surveyed.

MUSC 150   INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY (GA)   2 Units

A beginning course in music theory for interested students. The course content includes basic concepts of notation, pitch, rhythm, scales, and chords. Beginning listening and music reading skills are taught. Credits not applicable to music major or minor.

MUSC 151   THEORY I   2 Units

An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of notation, clefs, meters, scales, modes, intervals, tonality, melody and harmony.
PREREQ: ENROLLED BA MUSIC, BM OR MUSIC MINOR; OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR OR DEPARTMENT

MUSC 152   THEORY II   2 Units

An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of part-writing, harmonic progression, chord functions, seventh chords and secondary dominants.
PREREQ: MUSC 151

MUSC 153   AURAL SKILLS I   2 Units

An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of pitch and pattern work on melody, harmony and rhythm. Intended to be taken concurrently with Theory I (MUSC 151).
PREREQ: ENROLLED BA MUSIC, BM OR MUSIC MINOR OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. COREQ: MUSC 151

MUSC 154   AURAL SKILLS II   2 Units

The second of a series of four terms of basic musical training in ear training, sightsinging and rhythm intended to be the foundation courses for all music majors and minors.
PREREQ: MUSC 153

MUSC 160   PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 1)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Study at this level includes the review and application of fundamental techniques in the selected area, and the performance of solo repertoire appropriate to the first year of college study. Repeatable. Open to music majors who have passed the entrance audition in their primary area.
PREREQ: MUSIC MAJORS; COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 161   UNIVERSITY BANDS (GA)   Repeatable   1 Units

Open to all students in the university. Symphonic Wind Ensemble meets in the evenings during the fall term and in the afternoons during the spring term. Concert Band meets only during the spring term, in the afternoons. For Marching Band information, please see MUSC 169. For Pep Band, please see MUSC 269. Repeatable. Prereq: Audition required for membership in Symphonic Wind Ensemble

MUSC 162   UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (GA)   Repeatable   1 Units

Open to all university students. Materials selected from standard orchestral literature. Repeatable. Prereq: Audition and consent of instructor.

MUSC 164   JAZZ BANDS (GA)   Repeatable   1 Units

Open to all university students. The Jazz Bands rehearse and perform various styles of the jazz band repertoire with a focus on skills in improvisation. Repeatable. Prereq: Audition and consent of instructor.

MUSC 166   FOLK GUITAR   1 Units

An introduction to guitar through class lesson. Emphasis will be placed on the chordal approach to guitar playing in order to harmonize (accompany) popular folk melodies.
PREREQ: MUSC MAJOR OR MINOR OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 169   MARCHING BAND (GP)   Repeatable   1 Units

Open to all students in the university who play a wind or percussion instrument, or who have been or want to be in a color guard. Performs for all home games and travels periodically. Repeatable. Offered fall term only. Prereq: Consent of instructor

MUSC 170   PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 1)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Study at this level includes the review and application of fundamental techniques and the performance of solo repertoire appropriate to the first year of college study. Repeatable. Open to music majors who have passed the entrance audition in their primary area.
PREREQ: MUSIC MAJORS; COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 171   UNIVERSITY CHOIRS (GA)   Repeatable   1 Units

Open to all university students; no audition required. Registering for University Choirs automatically places students in Concert Choir plus either Women's Chorale or Men's Chorus, depending on gender. The total rehearsal commitment is four hours per week. Repertoire includes classical, world, and popular music; activities consist of concerts on campus, often with the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra. Repeatable.

MUSC 172   CHAMBER SINGERS (GA)   Repeatable   1 Units

Selective choir open to all students by audition. Repertoire consists of classical music from all eras and a wide variety of ethnic music. Activities include concerts on and off campus and annual tours, either regionally or internationally. Four hours of rehearsal per week. Auditions held during the first week of classes in September, and, as needed, in January.
PREREQ: OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BY AUDITION

MUSC 177   CLASS VOICE I   1 Units

Application of the basic fundamentals of vocal tone production and technique. Open to all university students, with priority given to music majors or minors fulfilling degree requirements.

MUSC 180   PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 1)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Study at this level includes the review and application of fundamental techniques and the performance of solo repertoire appropriate to the first year of college study. Repeatable. Open to music majors who have passed the entrance audition in their primary area.
PREREQ: MUSIC MAJORS; COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 186   CLASS PIANO I   1 Units

Group instruction for music majors and minors who have had no previous keyboard training. Two one-hour meetings and four hours practice per week.
PREREQ: ENROLLED BA MUSIC, BM OR MUSIC MINOR; OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR OR DEPARTMENT

MUSC 187   CLASS PIANO II   1 Units

Continuation of MUSC 186 or the equivalent. Two one-hour meetings and four hours practice per week.
PREREQ: MUSC 186 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 188   CLASS PIANO III   1 Units

A continuation of MUSC 187 or the equivalent. Two one-hour meetings and four hours practice per week.
PREREQ: MUSC 187 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 189   FUNCTIONAL CLASS PIANO   1 Units

Continuation of MUSC 188 or the equivalent. Applied piano or organ lessons may be taken simultaneously. Instrumental music education majors are encouraged to enroll in this course during their last term of piano study. Two one-hour meetings plus four hours of practice per week.
PREREQ: MUSC 188 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 195   MUSIC AS A WORLD PHENOMENON (DV)   2 Units

An introduction to music in cultural context, approached through study, listening, and performance, and to critical listening, writing and research. Study of selected non-Western musics through live performance, readings and directed listening.
PREREQ: MUSC 151, RESTRICTED TO MUSIC MAJORS

MUSC 240   SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC (DV)(GA)   3 Units

This course is a survey of the African American contribution to the musical heritage of the United States. Styles discussed will include: Black musics of the 19th century, the Blues, Gospel, Jazz, and popular styles from Doo Wop to Hip Hop, as well as art music by African American composers. Previous musical experience is not necessary.
PREREQ: GENED 110

MUSC 241   SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC (DV)(GA)   3 Units

This course is an overview of Latin American musical styles. The course will begin with a survey of folkloric styles in Spain and across Latin America, and will move on to contemporary Latin American popular styles and art music by Latin American composers. Previous musical experience is not necessary.
PREREQ: GENED 110

MUSC 245   MUSIC HISTORY I (GA)   3 Units

A survey of the history of Western music, from Antiquity to 1750. The course emphasizes music listening and style analysis of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, along with basic bibliographic knowledge and research practices necessary for the music student.
PREREQ: GENED 110 AND MUSC 151 AND MUSC 152 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 246   MUSIC HISTORY II (GA)   3 Units

A continuation of MUSC 245. A survey of the history of Western music, from 1750 to 1900. The course emphasizes music listening and style analysis of Classical and Romantic period music.
PREREQ: GENED 110 AND MUSC 151 AND MUSC 152 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 247   MUSIC HISTORY III (GA)   3 Units

A continuation of MUSC 246. A survey of the history of Western music, from 1900 to the present. The course emphasizes music listening and style analysis of 20th and 21st - century music, including popular styles.
PREREQ: GENED 110 AND MUSC 151 AND MUSC 152 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 251   THEORY III   2 Units

An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of modulation and chromatic harmony.
PREREQ: MUSC 152

MUSC 252   THEORY IV   2 Units

A study of the tonal, melodic, and formal organization of art music since 1900. Students will examine works characterizing a diversity of compositional styles and explore appropriate methods of analysis.
PREREQ: MUSC 251

MUSC 253   AURAL SKILLS III   2 Units

An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of pitch and pattern work in melody, harmony and rhythm at a more advanced level than Aural Skills II.
PREREQ: MUSC 152 AND MUSC 154

MUSC 254   AURAL SKILLS IV   2 Units

An approach to the comprehension of the basic tools of musicianship through the study of pitch and pattern work in melody, harmony and rhythm at a more advanced level than Aural Skills III.
PREREQ: MUSC 251 AND MUSC 253

MUSC 260   PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 2)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Study at this level is a continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on musicianship, expansion of technical facility, and the coverage and performance of standard repertoire. Repeatable. Prereq: Completion of two terms of 100 Level with a grade of "C" or better in each term ("B" or better for students pursuing the Performance Emphasis). Equivalent study and/or demonstrated accomplishment may be presented as an alternative.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF TWO TERMS OF MUSC 160 WITH A GRADE OF 'C' OR BETTER IN EACH TERM ('B' OR BETTER FOR STUDENTS PURSUING THE PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS). MUSIC MAJORS; COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 269   INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE (GA)   Repeatable   1 Units

Instrumental ensembles that are regularly offered in the spring term include Pep Band, Flute Choir, Brass Ensemble and related groups (Horn/Trombone/Tuba-Euphonium Choirs), and Percussion Ensemble. Smaller chamber ensembles can be formed as student interest warrants. Membership is open to all university students. Repeatable. Some groups require an audition.

MUSC 270   PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 2)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on musicianship, expansion of technical facility, and the study and performance of standard repertoire. Repeatable.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF TWO TERMS OF 170 LEVEL WITH GRADE OF 'C' OR BETTER ('B' OR BETTER FOR STUDENTS PURSUING PEFORMANCE EMPHASIS) AND MUSIC MAJOR; COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 271   OPERA PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES   Repeatable   1 Units

A study of basic techniques for the singer/actor through performance of scenes from operatic masterworks of various historical periods. Repeatable. Prereq: Audition or consent of instructor

MUSC 272   PRACTICUM IN MUSIC THEATRE   Repeatable   1 Units

Participation as a singer or orchestra member in a university production. Repeatable. Prereq: Audition or consent of instructor

MUSC 275   DICTION FOR SINGERS I   Repeatable   3 Units

Music 275 is a course to introduce singers to basic pronunciations of English, Italian, German, French, Latin, and Spanish as it applies to singing. Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet to work with said languages for a lifetime of singing and teaching.
PREREQ: ONE TERM OF COLLEGE LEVEL PRIVATE OR CLASS VOICE STUDY OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 276   DICTION FOR SINGERS II   Repeatable   2 Units

Language diction as applied to singing. This course deals with Singer's German and French Diction.
PREREQ: MUSC 275 AND TWO PRIOR TERMS OF COLLEGE LEVEL VOICE

MUSC 277   VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE (GA)   Repeatable   1 Units

Selective choir open to all students by audition. Repertoire covers all styles in the contemporary vocal idiom, including jazz, pop, and Broadway. Concerts occur on and off campus and on annual tours, either regionally or internationally. Two hours of rehearsal per week. Auditions are held during the first week of classes in September, and, as needed, in January. Repeatable.
PREREQ: OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BY AUDITION

MUSC 278   GOSPEL CHOIR (GA)   Repeatable   1 Units

Open to all university students; no audition required. The study and performance of music in the African-American Gospel tradition. Activities include weekly rehearsals and concerts on and off campus each semester. Repeatable.

MUSC 279   VOCAL ENSEMBLE (GA)   Repeatable   0.5 Units

Open to all university students; no audition required. Ensembles include Women's Chorale, Men's Chorus, and Concert Choir. These choirs perform a wide variety of musical styles, including classical, popular, Broadway, and world music. Activities consist of concerts on and off campus. Repeatable.

MUSC 280   PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 2)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on musicianship, expansion of technical facility, and the study and performance of standard repertoire. Repeatable.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF TWO TERMS OF 180 LEVEL WITH A GRADE OF 'C' OR BETTER IN EACH TERM ('B' OR BETTER FOR STUDENTS PURSUING THE PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS) AND MUSIC MAJORS; COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 292   INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES   1 Units

Instrumental Techniques is designed to provide vocal and keyboard majors with fundamental techniques for playing wind, string, and percussion instruments. Additionally, students in the choral and general music education emphases will gain expertise in using instruments of various musical traditions in the curriculum.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

MUSC 293   AUDIO PRACTICUM   Repeatable   1 Units

Students will develop their skills in audio technology and application through practical experience working in sound reinforcement and studio recording environments.
PREREQ: COMM 239 OR MUSC 290 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: COMM 293 AND MUSC 293

MUSC 326   PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY) LEVEL 2   Repeatable   1 Units

A continuation of 100 level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 units in major.
PREREQ: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF FOUR TERMS OF 100 LEVEL, AND CONSENT OF THE FACULTY

MUSC 327   PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY) LEVEL 2   Repeatable   1 Units

A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major.
PREREQ: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF FOUR TERMS OF 100 LEVEL AND CONSENT OF FACULTY

MUSC 328   PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION (NON-PRIMARY) LEVEL 2   1 Units

A continuation of 100 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major.
PREREQ: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF FOUR TERMS OF 100 LEVEL AND CONSENT OF FACULTY

MUSC 338   APPLIED VOICE PEDAGOGY   3 Units

Functional knowledge of the singing voice, and its development for children, adolescents, and adults. Instructional methods and teaching skills, and appropriate methods for teaching voice. Prereq: Six terms of applied voice

MUSC 339   PIANO PEDAGOGY   2 Units

A critical and intensive examination of teaching materials and skills essential for teaching the piano. Prereq: Four terms of applied piano

MUSC 344   HISTORY OF AMERICAN JAZZ (DV)   2 Units

This course is designed for music majors and minors who have a background in music theory and jazz. It is a historical survey of jazz, with musical analysis and research on specific jazz styles.
PREREQ: MUSC 151 AND MUSC 152 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 345   WOMEN IN MUSIC (GE)   3 Units

A survey of women musicians in Western European art music and twentieth-century popular musical styles. Historical, cultural, and philosophical issues surrounding the contributions of female performers, composers, conductors, patrons, teachers, musicologists, and other musical professions will be explored, as well as the portrayal of women in opera, musical theater, and music videos.
PREREQ: GENED 110, ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105
CROSS-LISTED: MUSC 345 AND WOMENST 345

MUSC 346   SOUND AND IMAGE: AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND FOR/WITH VISUAL MEDIA (GA)   3 Units

This course will explore the ways in which sound and music have been utilized in conjuction with images in diverse media inlcuding films, video games, video art, cartoons, music videos, television and live performance.
CROSS-LISTED: COMM 346 AND MUSC 346

MUSC 356   CONDUCTING   2 Units

The technique, practice and principles of conducting. Emphasis on the development of effective hand and baton technique through drill and examples of the various meter patterns, tempi, styles, dynamics and musical terms.
PREREQ: MUSC 252 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 357   CHORAL CONDUCTING   2 Units

Advanced choral conducting techniques with emphasis placed on rehearsal problems and solutions as well as choral organization management.
PREREQ: MUSC 356

MUSC 358   INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING   2 Units

Advanced conducting techniques with emphasis on both the gestural aspects of conducting and score study.
PREREQ: MUSC 356

MUSC 360   PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 3)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Repeatable.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF TWO TERMS OF MUSC 260 LEVEL WITH GRADE OF B OR BETTER AND CONSENT OF FACULTY AND A MUSIC MAJOR. COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 370   PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 3)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Performance majors will give a twenty-minute recital. Repeatable.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF TWO TERMS OF MUSC 270 LEVEL WITH GRADE OF B OR BETTER AND CONSENT OF FACULTY AND A MUSIC MAJOR; COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 380   PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 3)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

A continuation of 200 Level with increased emphasis on technical facility and preparation of solo literature. Repeatable.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF TWO TERMS OF MUSC 280 LEVEL WITH GRADE OF 'B' OR BETTER AND CONSENT OF FACULTY AND A MUSIC MAJOR; COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 383   CHAMBER MUSIC   Repeatable   1 Units

Rehearsal and performance of music for diverse small ensembles. Repeatable. Credit for MUSC 383 will not be given for work undertaken as part of any applied lesson course work or for Senior Recital MUSC 488 or MUSC 489. Prereq: Consent of instructor

MUSC 385   ACCOMPANYING AND COLLABORATIVE PIANO PRACTICUM   Repeatable   2 Units

The goal of this repeatable course is to explore the role, preparation, rehearsal and performance of piano in an array of collaborative contexts, and to gain practical experience in accompanying and musical collaboration.
PREREQ: 2 SEMESTERS APPLIED PIANO OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 431   MUSIC AS A BUSINESS   2 Units

This course provides a broad overview of the business aspects of the music profession, including work and marketing in a variety of musical categories, contracts and taxes for musicians, intellectual property, and musical entrepeneurship.
PREREQ: MUSC MAJOR OR MINOR OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 436   BAROQUE MUSIC   3 Units

Musical trends during the Baroque era, including the development of musical style from the late Renaissance courts through the music of Bach and Handel. Analysis of representative works.
PREREQ: MUSC 245, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 438   MEDIEVAL MUSIC   3 Units

Musical trends from c. 500-1400, the development of Western European musical style from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Analysis of representative works.
PREREQ: MUSC 245, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247

MUSC 443   LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY OF THE MAJOR PERFORMING AREA   Repeatable   2 Units

Designed to acquaint the student with the literature and pedagogy of his/her major performance medium through performance, recordings, analysis, and examinaiton of pedagogical materials and techniques. Criteria for evaluating the aesthetic worth of specific compositions are given special emphasis. Repeatable. Prereq: Two years of study in principal performance area.

MUSC 445   RENAISSANCE MUSIC   3 Units

Musical trends from c. 1400-1600, the development of Western European musical style through the Renaissance. Analysis of representative works.
PREREQ: MUSC 245, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247

MUSC 447   MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD   3 Units

Musical trends from C. 1720-1830, the development of Western European musical style from the mid-18th century through Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Analysis of representative works.
PREREQ: MUSC 245, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 448   MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD   3 Units

Musical trends from c. 1800-1910; the development of Western European musical style during the 19th century. Analysis of representative works.
PREREQ: MUSC 245, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 450   SURVEY OF WORLD MUSICS   3 Units

Provides a basic introduction to ethmusicological methods and problems, and surveys several non-Western musical cultures. Students will analyze representative works and conduct independent research on a pertinent topic.
PREREQ: MUSC 245, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247

MUSC 451   CHORAL AND KEYBOARD ARRANGING   2 Units

Provides experiences in studying and preparing vocal arrangements for all levels, with and without accompaniment, as well as working knowledge of string, wind, and percussion instruments; experiences in creating keyboard arrangements and accompaniments and knowledge of U.S. Copyright law regarding arranging of copyrighted music.
PREREQ: MUSC 252 AND EITHER KEYBOARD PROFICIENCY EXAM OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 452   ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN 1   2 Units

A study of Musical Instrument Digital Interface sequencing technology. Students will use the UW-W MIDI Lab's computer, synthesizer, digital recording and sound processing equipment, and sequencing software. A final recording project will incorporate both live and digital sound sources. Prereq: MUSC 152 or consent of instructor
PREREQ: MUSC 152 OR COMM 239 OR MUSED 290 OR MUSC 346/COMM 346 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 453   ARRANGING   2 Units

A study of orchestration, band scoring, and writing for smaller instrumental ensembles, emphasizing fluency in score reading and transpositions. Students will also be presented with an introduction to basic choral arranging principles.
PREREQ: MUSC 252 AND MUSC 254

MUSC 454   COUNTERPOINT   2 Units

A study of contrapuntal technique, centering on the 18th century style. The fugue, passacaglia, and other forms are analyzed. Students will complete projects in two and three voices.
PREREQ: MUSC 252 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 455   FORM AND ANALYSIS   2 Units

A study of the basic structural components employed in traditional long forms. Analysis, centered on the Classical period, will also include works of other eras.
PREREQ: MUSC 252 AND MUSC 254

MUSC 457   MUSIC COMPOSITION   Repeatable   2 Units

Creative writing in various idioms, utilizing both harmonic and contrapuntal techniques. Repeatable with consent of instructor. Prereq: MUSC 252 or consent of instructor
COREQ: MUSC 252 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 458   JAZZ IMPROVISATION   Repeatable   1 Units

The study and practice of jazz improvisation. Study of the fundamentals of jazz music theory and nomenclature. Listening to, and transcribing historic jazz solos. Performance of modal jazz and 12 bar blues. May be repeated once; maximum of two credits may be applied towards degree.
PREREQ: MUSC 152

MUSC 459   JAZZ ARRANGING AND COMPOSITION   2 Units

An in-depth study of the formats and techniques involved in arranging and composing for the jazz small group (4 horns and rhythm section). A complete AABA song form arrangement for jazz small group will be required, performed and recorded.
PREREQ: MUSC 251

MUSC 460   PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 4)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital. Repeatable.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF TWO TERMS OF MUSC 360 LEVEL WITH A GRADE OF B OR BETTER AND A MUSIC MAJOR; COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 461   ADVANCED JAZZ IMPROVISATION   Repeatable   1 Units

Continued study and practice of jazz improvisation. Study of more advanced concepts in jazz music theory. Listening to and transcribing historic jazz solos. Performance of 12 bar blues, minor blues, "rhythm changes", and jazz standards. May be repeated once; maximum of two credits may be applied towards degree.
PREREQ: MUSC 458 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 462   ADVANCED MUSIC COMPOSITION   Repeatable   2 Units

Advanced study in music composition. Students will compose substantial original works for soloist, chamber ensemble, electronic media, or some combination of the above.
PREREQ: MUSC 457

MUSC 463   MUSIC AFTER 1900   3 Units

Musical trends from c. 1900 to the present, the development of Western European musical style from Impressionism to Post-Modernism. Analysis of representative works.
PREREQ: MUSC 245, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247

MUSC 464   AMERICAN MUSIC   3 Units

A survey of American music, including its major influences, great works, important styles, and prominent musicians. Topics covered include popular music; the concert music tradition, both populist and avant-garde; the influence of black music; sacred music; and the musical contributions of ethnic and regional subcultures.
PREREQ: MUSC 245, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 469   JAZZ PEDAGOGY II   1 Units

Students in Jazz Pedagogy II will acquire hands-on experience with the organization, performance, and directing of both the large and small jazz ensembles. This will be facilitated through a student big band and multiple small groups that will include class members on major or secondary instruments. Volunteer students will cover positions not available in the class enrollment to achieve complete instrumentation in all of the ensembles.
PREREQ: MUSED 467

MUSC 470   PRIVATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 4)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital. Repeatable.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF TWO TERMS OF MUSC 370 LEVEL WITH A GRADE OF 'B' OR BETTER AND A MUSIC MAJOR. COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 476   RESEARCH SEMINAR IN MUSIC   2 Units

A study of advanced research techniques in music, inlcuding work with digital resources and primary sources.
PREREQ: MUSC 245, MUSC 246 AND MUSC 247 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUSC 479   ADVANCED JAZZ ARRANGING   2 Units

An in-depth study of the formats and techniques involved in arranging and composing for the jazz big band (4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, guitar, bass, and drums). A complete arrangement for modern jazz big band will be required, performed and recorded.
PREREQ: MUSC 458

MUSC 480   PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION-PRIMARY PERFORM AREA (LEVEL 4)   Repeatable   1-4 Units

A continuation of 300 Level, the primary objective being the preparation and presentation of a senior recital. Repeatable.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF TWO TERMS OF MUSC 380 LEVEL WITH A GRADE OF 'B' OR BETTER AND A MUSIC MAJOR. COREQ: MUSC 100

MUSC 482   VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANYING   Repeatable   1 Units

A study of principles of vocal and instrumental accompanying. Practical accompaniment projects carried out under supervision. Repeatable four times for major/degree. Prereq: Consent of instructor

MUSC 488   SENIOR RECITAL   1 Units

Prerequisite: Two terms of private instruction in the Primary Performing Area at 300 Level. The student should enroll for this course in the term in which he/she intends to present the senior recital. The main objective is the preparation of at least 20 minutes of music and its performance on a public recital. One credit of Level 400 instruction in the Primary Performing Area may be elected concurrently.
PREREQ: TWO TERMS OF PRIVATE INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA AT 300 LEVEL; COREQ: ONE CREDIT OF LEVEL 400 INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA.

MUSC 489   SENIOR RECITAL (PERFORMANCE)   1 Units

Prerequisite: Two terms of private instruction in the Primary Performing Area at 300 Level. The student should enroll for this course in the term in which he/she intends to present the senior recital. The main objective is the preparation of at least 45 minutes of music and its performance on a public recital. Two or three credits of Level 400 instruction in the Primary Performing Area should be elected concurrently.
PREREQ: TWO TERMS OF PRIVATE INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA AT 300 LEVEL. COREQ: TWO OR THREE CREDITS OF LEVEL 400 INSTRUCTION IN THE PRIMARY PERFORMING AREA

MUSC 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Prerequisite: Two terms of private instruction in the Primary Performing Area at 300 Level. The student should enroll for this course in the term in which he/she intends to present the senior recital. The main objective is the preparation of at least 45 minutes of music and its performance on a public recital. Two or three credits of Level 400 instruction in the Primary Performing Area should be elected concurrently.

MUSC 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad. Repeatable

MUSC 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable

MUSC 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

MUSC 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-4 Units

Study of selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of interested staff member and the department chairperson. (Open to juniors and seniors majoring or minoring in music)
PREREQ: JUNIOR OR SENIOR MUSIC MAJORS OR MINORS AND CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR