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Music B. Mus.

School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120 to 125
  • Required credits within the major: 78 to 99
  • Degree: Bachelor of Music
The B.Mus. in performance is a professional degree in which music courses make up approximately 75 percent of the program.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Admission to a music program is contingent upon passing an audition. Auditions are highly competitive with students normally having studied for a number of years: a minimum of three-to-four years in voice, guitar, or on an orchestral or band instrument, eight-to-twelve years on piano. Auditions are held during the spring semester prior to fall entrance. Some instruments require a DVD screening round.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
CLA degrees require students to complete 48 credits of upper-division coursework taken at the 3xxx, 4xxx, or 5xxx level. This program requires 8 upper-division credits outside the major. See your advisor for a list of courses that can or cannot be used to meet this requirement. Students may earn no more than one undergraduate degree from the School of Music: a B.A. or a B.Mus or a minor. Students may earn more than one major within the B.Mus degree, but may not earn more than one emphasis within the B.A. degree. Students are required to complete one of the listed sub-plans below. Students may complete more than one sub-plan with prior approval from the School of Music. Note that an additional audition may be required. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First Year Experience course sequence.
Music Theory and Ear Training
Take 8 courses for a total of 12 credits.
MUS 1501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1502 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music II (2.0 cr)
MUS 1511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I (1.0 cr)
MUS 1512 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing II (1.0 cr)
MUS 3501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music III (2.0 cr)
MUS 3511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing III (1.0 cr)
MUS 4504 - Intensive Theory and Analysis of 20th-Century Music (2.0 cr)
MUS 4514 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing for 20th-Century Music (1.0 cr)
Theory Electives
Note: MUS 5950 must be taken for a minimum of 3 credits in order to count toward this sub-requirement.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3506 - Theory and Analysis of American Popular Music (3.0 cr)
· MUS 4502 - 18th-Century Counterpoint (3.0 cr)
· MUS 4505 - Jazz Theory (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5333 - Post-tonal Theory and Analysis II (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5541 - 16th-Century Counterpoint (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5571 - Schenkerian Analysis for Performers (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5573 - Analysis of Late-Romantic Orchestral Literature (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5574 - Wagner's Ring: Conception, Coherence, Consequence (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5597 - Music and Text (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5950 - Topics in Music (1.0-4.0 cr)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Take 4 courses for a total of 12 credits.
MUS 1801W - Music, Society, and Cultures [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I [WI] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II [WI] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III [WI] (3.0 cr)
Conducting
Take 1 course for 2 credits.
MUS 3401 - Basic Conducting (2.0 cr)
Recital
MUS 901 - Junior Recital (0.0 cr)
MUS 951 - Senior Recital (0.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III [WI] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Classical Guitar
Credit requirements in each course group must be satisfied by taking the courses for multiple semesters. Students may need to take more than six credits of electives to reach the 78-credit requirement for the major.
Keyboard
Take a total of 2-4 credits by completing MUS 1151 & 1152 OR MUS 1155.
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II (2.0 cr)
or MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
Applied Music
Take 32 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1323 - Guitar: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2323 - Guitar: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3323 - Guitar: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Ensemble
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3230 - Chorus (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MUS 5240 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
Literature and Pedagogy
Take 2 courses for a total of 4 credits
MUS 5461 - Guitar Literature (2.0 cr)
MUS 5466 - Guitar Pedagogy (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 1xxx
· MUS 2xxx
· MUS 3xxx
Harp
Credit requirements in each course group must be satisfied by taking the courses for multiple semesters. Students may need to take more than two credits of electives to reach the 78-credit requirement for the major.
Keyboard
Take a total of 2-4 credits by completing MUS 1151 & 1152 OR MUS 1155.
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II (2.0 cr)
or MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
Applied Music
Take 32 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1322 - Harp: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2322 - Harp: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3322 - Harp: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Ensemble
Take eight semesters of MUS 3420 at one credit per term.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
Electives
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 1xxx
· MUS 2xxx
· MUS 3xxx
Organ
Credit requirements in each course group must be satisfied by taking the courses for multiple semesters.
Keyboard
Take 4 courses for 10 credits.
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5151 - Organ Literature I (3.0 cr)
MUS 5152 - Organ Literature II (3.0 cr)
MUS 5153 - Organ Pedagogy (2.0 cr)
Applied Music
Take 32 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1303 - Organ: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2303 - Organ: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3303 - Organ: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Ensemble
Take 6 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3200 - Campus Singers (2.0 cr)
· MUS 3230 - Chorus (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MUS 5240 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
Piano
Credit requirements in each course group must be satisfied by taking the courses for multiple semesters. Students may need to take more than two credits of electives in order to reach the 78-credit requirement for the major.
Keyboard
Take 4 courses for a minimum of 7 credits.
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5101 - Piano Pedagogy I (2.0 cr)
MUSA 1402 - Harpsichord: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
or MUSA 1403 - Organ: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
or MUS 3331 - Jazz Improvisation I (2.0 cr)
or MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
or MUS 5430 - Contemporary Music Workshop (1.0 cr)
MUS 5181 - Advanced Piano Literature I (2.0 cr)
or MUS 5182 - Advanced Piano Literature II (2.0 cr)
Applied Music
Take 32 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1301 - Piano: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2301 - Piano: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3301 - Piano: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Ensemble
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
· MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
Electives
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 1xxx
· MUS 2xxx
· MUS 3xxx
String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
Credit requirements in each course group must be satisfied by taking the courses for multiple semesters.
Keyboard
Take a total of 2-4 credits by completing MUS 1151 & 1152 OR MUS 1155.
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II (2.0 cr)
or MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
Applied Music
Take 32 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1305 - Violin: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1306 - Viola: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1307 - Cello: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1308 - Double Bass: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1309 - Flute: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1311 - Oboe: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1312 - Clarinet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1313 - Saxophone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1314 - Bassoon: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1315 - French Horn: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1316 - Trumpet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1317 - Trombone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1318 - Euphonium: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1319 - Tuba: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1321 - Percussion: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2305 - Violin: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2306 - Viola: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2307 - Cello: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2308 - Double Bass: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2309 - Flute: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2311 - Oboe: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2312 - Clarinet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2313 - Saxophone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2314 - Bassoon: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2315 - French Horn: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2316 - Trumpet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2317 - Trombone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2318 - Euphonium: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2319 - Tuba: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2321 - Percussion: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3305 - Violin: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3306 - Viola: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3307 - Cello: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3308 - Double Bass: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3309 - Flute: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3311 - Oboe: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3312 - Clarinet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3313 - Saxophone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3314 - Bassoon: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3315 - French Horn: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3316 - Trumpet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3317 - Trombone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3318 - Euphonium: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3319 - Tuba: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3321 - Percussion: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Band or Orchestra
Take eight semesters of MUS 3410 and/or MUS 3420 at one credit per term.
Take 8 or more course(s) totaling 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3410 - University Wind Bands (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
Chamber Ensemble
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3340 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3350 - Jazz Combo (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
· MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
· MUS 5480 - University Brass Choir (1.0 cr)
· MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble (1.0 cr)
Voice
Credit requirements in each course group must be satisfied by taking the courses for multiple semesters.
Keyboard
Take a total of 2-4 credits by completing MUS 1151 & 1152 OR MUS 1155.
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II (2.0 cr)
or MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
Ensemble
Take one course each semester. No more than two semesters of MUS 5250 & 5280 may count.
Take 8 or more course(s) totaling 8 - 10 credit(s) from the following:
Take 6 - 8 course(s) totaling 6 - 8 credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3230 - Chorus (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MUS 5240 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
· Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 5250 - Opera Workshop and Ensemble (2.0 cr)
· MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre (2.0 cr)
Applied Music
Take 32 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1304 - Voice: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2304 - Voice: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3304 - Voice: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Diction and Vocal Literature
Take 6 courses for 6 credits.
MUS 3241 - Vocal Literature (German Lieder) and Pedagogy (1.0 cr)
MUS 3242 - Vocal Literature (French Melodie) and Pedagogy (1.0 cr)
MUS 3261 - Italian Diction for Singers (1.0 cr)
MUS 3262 - English Diction for Singers (1.0 cr)
MUS 3263 - German Diction for Singers (1.0 cr)
MUS 3264 - French Diction for Singers (1.0 cr)
Language
FREN 1001 - Beginning French (5.0 cr)
GER 1001 - Beginning German (5.0 cr)
ITAL 1001 - Beginning Italian (5.0 cr)
 
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MUS 1501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop basic music vocabulary. Chromatic harmonic, contrapuntal and voice leading principles in common-practice music (Corelli to Brahms). Analyze chromatic progressions/contrapuntal functions in variety of textures and styles. Proficiency in keyboard skills. prereq: dept consent
MUS 1502 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop basic music vocabulary. Chromatic harmonic, contrapuntal/voice leading principles in common-practice music (Corelli to Brahms). Analyze chromatic progressions/contrapuntal functions in variety of textures/styles. Proficiency in keyboard skills. prereq: [1501, 1511 with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic test administered by School of Music
MUS 1511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to foundations of ear-training/sight-singing. prereq: dept consent
MUS 1512 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop basic music vocabulary. Chromatic harmonic, contrapuntal/voice leading principles in common-practice music (Corelli to Brahms). Analyze chromatic progressions, rhythms, melodies, contrapuntal functions. Proficiency in keyboard skills. prereq: [1501, 1511 with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic exam administered by School of Music], [music major or instr consent]
MUS 3501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music III
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Harmony and voice-leading. Diatonic and basic chromatic chords. Form. Analysis of music from 18th/19th centuries. prereq: [[1501, 1502, 1511, 1512] with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic test administered by School of Music
MUS 3511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing III
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. Sight-singing. Clef reading. Emphasizes chromatic harmony. prereq: [[1501, 1511] with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic test administered by School of Music], [music major or instr consent]
MUS 4504 - Intensive Theory and Analysis of 20th-Century Music
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory and analysis of art music in various styles developed in 20th century. prereq: [3501, 3511] or instr consent
MUS 4514 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing for 20th-Century Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing aural skills relevant to 20th-century Western art musics. Focuses on pitch relations, rhythmic techniques, form, and to a lesser degree, timbre and texture. prereq: Completion of [3502, 3512] with grade of at least C-
MUS 3506 - Theory and Analysis of American Popular Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Analysis of popular songs, primarily those within the Anglo-American tradition, with the strongest focus on the United States. Musical details, techniques, and forms pertaining to popular songs. Larger interpretive, historical, and sociological questions in the context of analyzing specific songs and recordings. prereq: [3501, 3511] with a grade of C- or better
MUS 4502 - 18th-Century Counterpoint
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Harmony and voice-leading. Advanced chromatic practices. Analysis of music from late 19th/early 20th centuries. Ear-training, sight-singing. prereq: [3501, 3508] or pass basic skills exam
MUS 4505 - Jazz Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Beginning through advanced techniques for chord construction. Extended chords. Nomenclature in jazz idiom. prereq: [3501, 3511] with grades of at least C-
MUS 5333 - Post-tonal Theory and Analysis II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Art music composed since 1945. Develop skills in analyzing and interpreting this literature.
MUS 5541 - 16th-Century Counterpoint
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Polyphonic counterpoint in modal style of Renaissance. Writing exercises in species counterpoint and in two, three, and four parts. Cantus firmus techniques, mixed values, invertible counterpoint, canon. Representative works by Josquin, Lassus, Palestrina, Victoria, and others. Renaissance treatises by Artusi, Banchieri, Diruta, Morley, Zarlino, and others. prereq: [3501, 3508] or pass basic skills exam
MUS 5571 - Schenkerian Analysis for Performers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Theory/analysis of tonal music using principles developed by Henrich Schenker. Basic concepts/notation, their application to excerpts/short pieces from 18th/19th centuries. prereq: 3502
MUS 5573 - Analysis of Late-Romantic Orchestral Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Advanced tonal analysis. Dramatic orchestral music by Wagner, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Moussorgsky, and Rachmaninoff as focus for projects/discussions related to chromatic harmony, form, and orchestration. prereq: 3502 or Theory IV Exam or instr consent; [4504 or equiv] recommended
MUS 5574 - Wagner's Ring: Conception, Coherence, Consequence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Enrich process of listening to Wagner's Ring by providing analytic insight into Wagner's compositional technique and the dramatic, tonal, and motivic structure of the work. Analytic approach broadened with a number of interdisciplinary forays. prereq: 3502 or equiv
MUS 5597 - Music and Text
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed for music majors only. Introduction to analysis of music with texts. Song/opera.
MUS 5950 - Topics in Music
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 60.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Each offering focuses on a single topic. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
MUS 1801W - Music, Society, and Cultures (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study rural, urban, tribal musics throughout world with interdisciplinary methods of humanities/social sciences. World-wide distribution of musical creativity with audio/video documentation. prereq: Registration for this course is open until the first day of class, at which point instructor consent will be required.
MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts from antiquity to 1700: composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: dept consent
MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts, from 1700 to 1850. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: 1502, 3601, music major, instr consent
MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European/American art, popular music traditions, from 1850 to present. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: [[3501 3511, 3602] with a grade of at least C-, music major] or instr consent
MUS 3401 - Basic Conducting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Beginning course in basic conducting techniques and role of the conductor. prereq: 1502, music major
MUS 901 - Junior Recital
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for junior recital. Student will be supervised by major applied instructor. prereq: Music major, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in applied music, instr consent, dept consent
MUS 951 - Senior Recital
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for senior recital. Student will be supervised by major applied instructor. prereq: Music major, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in applied music, instr consent, dept consent
MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts from antiquity to 1700: composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: dept consent
MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts, from 1700 to 1850. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: 1502, 3601, music major, instr consent
MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European/American art, popular music traditions, from 1850 to present. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: [[3501 3511, 3602] with a grade of at least C-, music major] or instr consent
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: Music major, instr consent
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: instr consent
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, music learning skills. prereq: Keyboard major or music major with extensive keyboard background or instr consent
MUSA 1323 - Guitar: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2323 - Guitar: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3323 - Guitar: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 3230 - Chorus
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Includes the University Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Concert Choir, and Choral Union. Choirs participate in a variety of programs exploring both Western and non-Western repertoire from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Concerts include touring, and collaborative campus and community performances. prereq: Choral and/or instrumental music background, audition, instr consent
MUS 5240 - University Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mixed chorus with members of former chamber singers and concert choir. Programs exploring Western/non-Western repertoire from Middle Ages through 20th century. Concerts include touring and collaborative campus/community performances. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and voices. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5461 - Guitar Literature
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
This course is principally intended for guitar majors (graduate and undergraduate students). The main focus of this course is to introduce students to guitar literature, through the historical overview of the repertoire, classical guitar composers, and performers. It will also introduce students to method books, in chronological order (through an examination of specific styles and "performance practices") and teaching methods through the history of guitar and guitar literature intended for technique development (studies, exercises, etc.).
MUS 5466 - Guitar Pedagogy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Intended for guitar performance majors. This course will introduce basic teaching concepts/methods/philosophies and examine method books, studies, and methodology through the history of classical guitar. Other topics (e.g., starting a studio, developing promotional material/website, contemporary teaching methods) will be addressed. prereq: Guitar performance major or instr consent
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: Music major, instr consent
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: instr consent
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, music learning skills. prereq: Keyboard major or music major with extensive keyboard background or instr consent
MUSA 1322 - Harp: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2322 - Harp: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3322 - Harp: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 3420 - Orchestra
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Symphony orchestra performs standard repertory and major works with chorus; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, music learning skills. prereq: Keyboard major or music major with extensive keyboard background or instr consent
MUS 5151 - Organ Literature I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Organ literature from the 14th century to the mid-18th century. Influence of organ design of various periods and national schools on the literature and its performance. prereq: 3502, 3603, sr or grad or instr consent
MUS 5152 - Organ Literature II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Organ literature of J. S. Bach and of other 19th- and 20th-century composers. Influence of organ design of various periods and national schools on the literature and its performance. prereq: 3502, 3603, sr or grad or instr consent
MUS 5153 - Organ Pedagogy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Familiarization with materials and techniques for teaching playing the pipe organ. Through their study, students are to gain knowledge of organ methods and various aspects of teaching and learning to play the King of Instruments.
MUSA 1303 - Organ: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2303 - Organ: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3303 - Organ: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 3200 - Campus Singers
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Campus Singers is a non-auditioned ensemble and open to all members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Campus Singers sing diverse repertoire from various periods/cultures.
MUS 3230 - Chorus
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Includes the University Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Concert Choir, and Choral Union. Choirs participate in a variety of programs exploring both Western and non-Western repertoire from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Concerts include touring, and collaborative campus and community performances. prereq: Choral and/or instrumental music background, audition, instr consent
MUS 5240 - University Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mixed chorus with members of former chamber singers and concert choir. Programs exploring Western/non-Western repertoire from Middle Ages through 20th century. Concerts include touring and collaborative campus/community performances. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, music learning skills. prereq: Keyboard major or music major with extensive keyboard background or instr consent
MUS 5101 - Piano Pedagogy I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Demonstration and discussion of teaching techniques, methods, and materials for group and individual instruction at the elementary, early intermediate, and late intermediate levels. prereq: 8 cr in MusA 1301 or MusA 1401 or instr consent
MUSA 1402 - Harpsichord: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1403 - Organ: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 3331 - Jazz Improvisation I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Rudiments; analysis; improvisation on blues in three major keys and standard American popular jazz compositions from swing era to early bebop; applications of major and minor scales; ear training. prereq: Music major or instr consent
MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and voices. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5430 - Contemporary Music Workshop
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Generation/performance of new chamber works set within context to situate musical works within dynamic field of historical, philosophical, and expressive import. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5181 - Advanced Piano Literature I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Literature for piano from late Baroque period to mid-20th century. prereq: grad piano major or instr consent
MUS 5182 - Advanced Piano Literature II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Literature for piano from late Baroque period to mid-20th century. prereq: grad piano major or instr consent
MUSA 1301 - Piano: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2301 - Piano: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3301 - Piano: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and voices. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and/or voices. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: Music major, instr consent
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: instr consent
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, music learning skills. prereq: Keyboard major or music major with extensive keyboard background or instr consent
MUSA 1305 - Violin: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1306 - Viola: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1307 - Cello: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1308 - Double Bass: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1309 - Flute: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1311 - Oboe: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1312 - Clarinet: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1313 - Saxophone: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1314 - Bassoon: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1315 - French Horn: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1316 - Trumpet: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1317 - Trombone: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1318 - Euphonium: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1319 - Tuba: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1321 - Percussion: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2305 - Violin: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2306 - Viola: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2307 - Cello: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2308 - Double Bass: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2309 - Flute: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2311 - Oboe: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2312 - Clarinet: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2313 - Saxophone: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2314 - Bassoon: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2315 - French Horn: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2316 - Trumpet: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2317 - Trombone: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2318 - Euphonium: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2319 - Tuba: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2321 - Percussion: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3305 - Violin: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3306 - Viola: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3307 - Cello: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3308 - Double Bass: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3309 - Flute: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3311 - Oboe: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3312 - Clarinet: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3313 - Saxophone: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3314 - Bassoon: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3315 - French Horn: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3316 - Trumpet: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3317 - Trombone: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3318 - Euphonium: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3319 - Tuba: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3321 - Percussion: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 3410 - University Wind Bands
Credits: 1.0 [max 14.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Wind ensemble and symphony bands perform standard and contemporary literature; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3420 - Orchestra
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Symphony orchestra performs standard repertory and major works with chorus; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3340 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A 20-member performing organization covering significant jazz compositions and arrangements written specifically for this medium. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3350 - Jazz Combo
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A performance laboratory class with emphasis on improvisation and learning the jazz vocabulary. A minimum of two public performances is required each semester. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and voices. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and/or voices. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5480 - University Brass Choir
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The University Brass Choir is an ensemble of 16 brass and percussion players exploring unique literature that spans 400 years. From the rich antiphonal music of Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612) to the works of the 20th century. The Brass Choir performs in Twin Cities churches and concert halls. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice and performance of standard and contemporary compositions for percussion instruments in various combinations. prereq: instr consent
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: Music major, instr consent
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: instr consent
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, music learning skills. prereq: Keyboard major or music major with extensive keyboard background or instr consent
MUS 3230 - Chorus
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Includes the University Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Concert Choir, and Choral Union. Choirs participate in a variety of programs exploring both Western and non-Western repertoire from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Concerts include touring, and collaborative campus and community performances. prereq: Choral and/or instrumental music background, audition, instr consent
MUS 5240 - University Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mixed chorus with members of former chamber singers and concert choir. Programs exploring Western/non-Western repertoire from Middle Ages through 20th century. Concerts include touring and collaborative campus/community performances. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 5250 - Opera Workshop and Ensemble
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and performance of operatic arias, choruses, and scenes. Participation in fully staged or workshop productions of music theatre repertoire. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and performance of fully-staged operatic production. Major involvement in singing, acting, and technical aspects of opera. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUSA 1304 - Voice: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 2304 - Voice: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 3304 - Voice: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 3241 - Vocal Literature (German Lieder) and Pedagogy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
German Lied: its origins, composers, and development. Musical/textual analysis of representative works. Poetry that serves as song text. Poets in German Romantic period. Topics/issues associated with voice in speech/singing. Vocal anatomy/physiology, process/methods/techniques, care. Listening assignments. prereq: [Vocal performance or accompanying major], 2 yrs music theory/history
MUS 3242 - Vocal Literature (French Melodie) and Pedagogy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
French Mélodie: its origins, composers, and development. Musical/textual analysis of representative works. Poetry that serves as song text. French symbolist poets. Listening assignments. prereq: [Vocal music or accompanying major], 2 yrs of music theory/history
MUS 3261 - Italian Diction for Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The sounds and symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet, rules for correct Italian lyric diction, rudimentary Italian grammar, the meanings of Italian musical expressive markings, and Italian words most commonly found in song texts. prereq: Voice or choral music major, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in applied voice
MUS 3262 - English Diction for Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
English lyric diction for performance of classical vocal music. Use International Phonetic Alphabet for standard transcriptions of song texts, compile a discography of British/American art songs, perform songs in class, and prepare poetry for oral presentation and improvisation. prereq: Voice or choral music major, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in applied voice
MUS 3263 - German Diction for Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice of German lyric diction for classical vocal music. Transcriptions of German Lieder into International Phonetic Alphabet, elementary German grammar and common song vocabulary, 4 to 5 German songs performed in class for critique, and rules for pronunciation. prereq: Voice or choral music major, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in applied voice
MUS 3264 - French Diction for Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and practice of French lyric diction for classical vocal music. Transcriptions of French mélodie into International Phonetic Alphabet, elementary French grammar and common song vocabulary, 4 to 5 French songs performed in class for critique, and rules for pronunciation. prereq: Voice or choral music major, concurrent enroll in applied voice
FREN 1001 - Beginning French
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01214
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on communicative competence. Some cultural readings.
GER 1001 - Beginning German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01184 - Ger 1001/Ger 4001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on working toward novice-intermediate low proficiency in all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing). Topics include everyday subjects (shopping, directions, family, food, housing, etc.).
ITAL 1001 - Beginning Italian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01218
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Emphasis on the four language skills (listening, speaking, writing, and reading) and on Italian culture.