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Music Education B.Mus.

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School of Fine Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2020
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 125 to 129
  • Required credits within the major: 106 to 110
  • Degree: Bachelor of Music
The bachelor of music (B.Mus.) degree in music education is for students planning to teach classroom instrumental or vocal music. The music education degree with vocal emphasis prepares students to teach K-12 vocal and classroom music. The music education degree with an instrumental emphasis prepares students to teach K-12 instrumental and classroom music. The program prepares and inspires students to acquire effective teaching skills and to develop a commitment to teaching and to music education. It prepares students to be advocates for music in the K-12 setting. Graduates with this degree may be recommended for Minnesota Teacher Licensure. Department honors requirements: Candidates, nominated by music department faculty, receive honors for distinguished achievement in musical performance, composition, or exceptional ability and accomplishment as a music educator.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students must pass performance audition, diagnostic exams in theory/aural/keyboard skills & interview with dept. head/appointed designee. Students who receive provisional acceptance must pass a review to receive full acceptance, including recommendations from major instructors, with successful completion of an applied jury. Students entering the STEP (5-12 & K-12) licensure programs are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application; admission is based on criteria established by the UMD Department of Education consistent with MN policies established by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). Students must meet the admission requirements to the STEP program. Requirements can be found online at http://z.umn.edu/stepapplication. The STEP application must be completed the semester prior to admission. Note: if you are out of sequence on the application semester, please consult your advisor.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. Students are expected to make satisfactory progress each semester, including grades of C- or better in all courses required in the major and successfully achieve all standards aligned with assignments in each course. 2. Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. A GPA of 2.5 is required for acceptance into the STEP program. 3. Demonstrate acceptable professional performance, including dispositions and teaching skills, in field placement; candidate proficiency is assessed throughout the teacher preparation courses by University faculty, University supervisors, and the cooperating teachers in all field experiences. The field experience assessment forms include knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are aligned to institutional and standards for all field experiences. 4. Abide by the MN PELSB and UMD Dept. of Education Code of Ethics 5. Students are required to obtain an approved background check every two years prior to placement in practicum, volunteering, or student teaching in schools and agencies. Proof of complete background check is required prior to any experience in public school and agency settings. Students are required to keep a printed copy of the background check to provide to the school or agency, if necessary. 6. Students are required to have professional liability insurance, before being placed in practicum, volunteering, or student teaching in schools and agencies. Insurance is purchased through the Education Minnesota Student Membership annually while they are completing field placement. Students can purchase the liability insurance online at: https://z.umn.edu/edmnstudentmembership. A paper copy of the liability insurance MUST be provided to the UMD Department of Education when signing the placement contract each term. 7. Seek out advising each term with assigned advisor throughout college career to ensure you are on track for program completion. 8. Adhere to university policies regarding attendance; and in addition to the above expectations, students must abide by all university policies (http://d.umn.edu/academic-affairs/academic-policies). 9. Students are required to complete a program clearance process as part of the student teaching application to review their degree status with their advisor and the Accreditation office. Student teaching applications are due the 4th Friday of the semester. Learn more online at: https://z.umn.edu/studentteach. Students must have grades of C- or better in all required courses, and meet the required GPA in the major to be eligible for student teaching. 10. Recommendation for licensure is based on successful completion of all program-related courses; demonstration of satisfactory outcomes required by the program; acceptable performance in field experiences, including student teaching (including final student teaching assessments); submission of the edTPA, completion of UMD Dept. of Education graduate exit survey, and successful completion of all tests required by PELSB.
Introductory Course (1 cr)
Register for 1 credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Music Core (22 cr)
MU 100 - Recital Hour (0.0 cr)
MU 1111 - Tonal Harmony I (3.0 cr)
MU 1112 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I (1.0 cr)
MU 1121 - Tonal Harmony II [LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
MU 1122 - Ear-Training II (1.0 cr)
MU 2111 - Tonal Harmony III (3.0 cr)
MU 2112 - Ear-Training III (1.0 cr)
MU 2121 - Tonal Harmony IV (3.0 cr)
MU 2122 - Ear-Training, Sight Singing and Improvisation (1.0 cr)
MU 3201 - Music History I (3.0 cr)
MU 3202 - Music History II (3.0 cr)
Advanced Writing (3 cr)
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters (3.0 cr)
SFA Additional Liberal Education Requirement (3 cr)
Three credits of any 1000-level or 2000-level SFA course(s) from outside the student's chosen major (art, art history, dance, fine arts or theatre), provided that the student meets pre-requisites for the course(s). A 2-credit DN course may be substituted.
Teacher Education Course (3 cr)
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Block 2 (13 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently, alternate schedules by program consent. Liability insurance and approved background check must be complete. Application for student teaching due 4th Friday of this semester. Course deficiencies on Program Clearance Summary form must be addressed with academic advisor. Take MTLE Content Exams Block 2 and take MTLE Pedagogy exams immediately after Block 2. Consult advisor for additional upper division Music course(s).
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (3.0 cr)
Block 3 (13 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Liability insurance and approved background check must be complete. Students must have grades of C- or better in all required courses, meet the required GPA in the major, and complete at least 85% of teaching major courses to be eligible for student teaching. Students must register for EDSE 4600 for 6 credits and ELED 4650 for 6 credits. Students must complete and submit the edTPA for scoring as outlined in the course requirements of EDSE 4600/ELED 4650.
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching (3.0-24.0 cr)
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics (1.0 cr)
ELED 4650 - Student Teaching in Individual Subjects: K-8 (1.0-6.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Instrumental K-12
The B.Mus. in music education Instrumental K-12 is for students planning to teach classroom or instrumental music. Completion of this degree results in the student receiving Minnesota Teacher Licensure, Instrumental and Classroom Music K-12.
Instrumental K-12 Courses (27 cr)
MU 1421 - Piano Class I (1.0 cr)
MU 1422 - Piano Class II (1.0 cr)
MU 1441 - Vocal Techniques (1.0 cr)
MU 1442 - Percussion Techniques (1.0 cr)
MU 2443 - Woodwind Techniques (1.0 cr)
MU 2445 - String Techniques (1.0 cr)
MU 2447 - Brass Techniques (1.0 cr)
MU 2605 - Introduction to Music Education (1.0 cr)
MU 3350 - Half-Recital (0.0 cr)
MU 3606 - Field Experience: Classroom Music Pre K-8 (1.0 cr)
MU 3607 - Instrumental Music Methods (3.0 cr)
MU 3608 - Teaching Elementary Music (3.0 cr)
MU 3705 - Instrumental Conducting I (1.0 cr)
MU 3706 - Instrumental Conducting II (1.0 cr)
MU 4101 - Instrumental Arranging (2.0 cr)
MU 4606 - Special and Adaptive Methods in Music Education [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
MU 1005 - Jazz Studies [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or MU 2001 - Ethnic and Folk Music of the World [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
or MU 2005 - African Roots of American Music [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
MU 2110 - Jazz Theory (2.0 cr)
or MU 3101 - Form and Analysis (2.0 cr)
or MU 4103 - Contrapuntal Techniques (2.0 cr)
or MU 5201 - Advanced Music History (2.0 cr)
Applied Instruction (14 cr)
MU 0100 must be taken concurrently each semester with applied instruction in principal instrument. Two credits each semester excluding the student teaching semester.
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 1xxx
· Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 4xxx
Ensemble Requirements (7 cr)
1 credit each semester excluding student teaching semester.
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 1501 - Concert Band [LE CAT10, FINE ARTS] (1.0 cr)
· MU 1502 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble [LE CAT10, LEIP CAT10, FINE ARTS] (1.0 cr)
· MU 1503 - Symphony Orchestra [LE CAT10, LEIP CAT10, FINE ARTS] (1.0 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 4501 - Concert Band (1.0 cr)
· MU 4502 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1.0 cr)
· MU 4503 - Symphony Orchestra (1.0 cr)
Additional Ensemble (1 cr)
Take 1 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 1504 - Chamber Orchestra [LE CAT10, FINE ARTS] (1.0 cr)
· MU 1505 - Jazz Ensemble [LE CAT10, LECD CAT10, FINE ARTS] (1.0 cr)
· MU 1541 - Chamber Music (1.0 cr)
· MU 4504 - Chamber Orchestra (1.0 cr)
· MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
· MU 4541 - Chamber Music (1.0 cr)
Proficiency Exam
Advanced proficiency in principal instrument.
MU 300 - Advanced Standing Exam (0.0 cr)
Vocal K-12
The B.Mus. in music education Vocal K-12 is for students planning to teach classroom or vocal music. Completion of this degree results in the student receiving Minnesota Teacher Licensure, Vocal and Classroom Music Grades K-12.
Vocal K-12 Courses (26 cr)
MU 1411 - Diction: Italian and English (1.0 cr)
MU 1421 - Piano Class I (1.0 cr)
MU 1422 - Piano Class II (1.0 cr)
MU 1423 - Piano Class III (1.0 cr)
MU 1424 - Piano Class IV (1.0 cr)
MU 1440 - Survey of Instrumental Techniques (1.0 cr)
MU 1441 - Vocal Techniques (1.0 cr)
MU 2605 - Introduction to Music Education (1.0 cr)
MU 3350 - Half-Recital (0.0 cr)
MU 3606 - Field Experience: Classroom Music Pre K-8 (1.0 cr)
MU 3608 - Teaching Elementary Music (3.0 cr)
MU 3701 - Choral Conducting and Methods I (3.0 cr)
MU 3702 - Choral Conducting and Methods II (3.0 cr)
MU 4606 - Special and Adaptive Methods in Music Education [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
MU 2110 - Jazz Theory (2.0 cr)
or MU 3101 - Form and Analysis (2.0 cr)
or MU 4103 - Contrapuntal Techniques (2.0 cr)
or MU 5201 - Advanced Music History (2.0 cr)
MU 1005 - Jazz Studies [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or MU 2001 - Ethnic and Folk Music of the World [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
or MU 2005 - African Roots of American Music [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
Applied Instruction (14 - 18 cr)
MU 0100 must be taken concurrently each semester with applied instruction in principal instrument.
Voice, Principal Instrument
MU 1311 (total of 8 cr); MU 4311(total of 6 cr).
MU 1311 - Voice-Major (2.0-3.0 cr)
MU 4311 - Voice-Major (2.0-3.0 cr)
or Keyboard, Principal Instrument
Must pass advanced standing into voice. MU 1312 (total of 4 cr); MU 1321 (total of 8 cr); MU 4321 (total of 6 cr).
MU 1312 - Voice-Non Major (1.0 cr)
MU 1321 - Piano-Major (2.0-3.0 cr)
MU 4321 - Piano-Major (2.0-3.0 cr)
Ensemble Requirements (8 cr)
Take 1 credit each semester excluding the student teaching semester.
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 1510 - Concert Chorale [LE CAT10, FINE ARTS] (1.0 cr)
· MU 1511 - University Singers [LE CAT10, LEIP CAT10, FINE ARTS] (1.0 cr)
Ensemble - 4xxx
1 credit each semester excluding the student teaching semester: MU 4510, MU 4511.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 4510 - Concert Chorale (1.0 cr)
· MU 4511 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· MU 3510 - Opera Studio [FINE ARTS] (1.0 cr)
· MU 4512 - Chamber Singers (1.0 cr)
· MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
Proficiency Exam
Advanced proficiency in principal instrument.
MU 300 - Advanced Standing Exam (0.0 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02403 - EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
MU 100 - Recital Hour
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Attendance at scheduled musical events. prereq: Concurrent registration in applied instruction
MU 1111 - Tonal Harmony I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Rudimentary study of triadic harmony from the 17th and 18th centuries. Exploration of methods of composition and analysis, harmonic functions and non-harmonic tones. prereq: Music major or music minor; credit will not be granted if already received for Mu 1010 or Th 1114
MU 1112 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to ear-training and sight-singing of tonal music. prereq: Music major or music minor; credit will not be granted if already received for Mu 1112 or Th 1114
MU 1121 - Tonal Harmony II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued study of Common Practice harmony with an introduction to species counterpoint and four-part writing. A focus on progressions and the development of phrase structures. prereq: 1111
MU 1122 - Ear-Training II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued study of ear-training and sight-singing of tonal music. prereq: 1112
MU 2111 - Tonal Harmony III
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued study of tonal theory with an emphasis on late 18th and early 19th century methods of composition and analysis. prereq: 1102 or 1121
MU 2112 - Ear-Training III
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued study of ear-training and sight-singing of tonal music. prereq: 1122
MU 2121 - Tonal Harmony IV
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued study of tonal theory with an emphasis on 19th century methods of composition and an introduction to 20th century and contemporary modes of musical organization. prereq: 2111
MU 2122 - Ear-Training, Sight Singing and Improvisation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued study of ear-training and sight-singing of tonal music; introduction to post-tonal music and basic principles and techniques of improvisation. prereq: 2112
MU 3201 - Music History I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras of Western music, with an emphasis on the cultural, literary, religious and socio-political contexts in which master composers developed. prereq: Mu 1121/1122 or instructor consent
MU 3202 - Music History II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of Romantic, Modern and Contemporary eras of music, emphasizing the increasingly non-Western influences and cross-cultural connections on the development of European artistic values into a global aesthetic. prereq: 3201 or instructor consent
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and practice of writing tasks appropriate for the arts and letters. Seeks to advance research and critical thinking skills as well as skills in applying conventions of grammar, style, argumentation, and documentation. In addition, the course addresses professional writing for the arts, including reviews, proposals, grant writing, and career documents. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of educational institutions and practices used in different sectors of society. Historical and philosophical foundations of American education.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fifty hours of experience in a high school, including observing, teaching, tutoring, working with individual students and small groups. Focuses on classroom management, multicultural education, and students with special needs. Weekly seminar. prereq: Admission to EdSe program, must be taken either after or concurrently with EDSE 3204
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of cultural differences; planning instruction to accommodate individual differences in race, gender, ethnic background, cultural background, and physical and mental development; Including the diverse needs of learners in middle school and secondary school settings; integrated and exploratory curriculum, utilization of technology, community resources, structured service learning and humanizing classroom environments and classroom management procedures. prereq: Admission to EdSe program
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00331 - EdSe 5215/4214/4212/4215
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching reading within 5-12 content-area courses as pedagogy for improving literacy. Developing an understanding of the brain, cognition, and reading. Exploration of stages of literacy, methods for promoting reading, and strategies for improving comprehension. Lesson planning for content-area reading. Diverse learners and critical literacy in the content-area classroom.
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of psychology applied to teaching; examination of adolescent growth and development; classroom management. prereq: Admission to EdSe program; no grad credit
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of contemporary and historical Indian education; evaluation of attitudes toward Indian students: direct interaction with Indian parents and students; development of culturally sensitive teaching plans; specific cultural characteristics of indigenous groups; examination of American Indian outcomes. prereq: EDSE 4100 or Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received credit for EDUC 5381.
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching
Credits: 3.0 -24.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised practicum in secondary or middle school under direction of licensed teacher. Demonstration of subject matter, teaching competence, and potential for future improvement. Maximum number of 12 credits per semester. prereq: 4100, 4501, appropriate methods course; no grad credit
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Provides an overview of several topics affecting practicing teachers including: employment preparation (resume, cover letter, interviewing skills), licensure application, professional organizations, professional codes of ethics, and district procedures. Offered concurrent with student teaching in order to provide options for discussion during practica. prereq: Admission to the elementary education program, successful completion of courses in block one and block two, no grad credit
ELED 4650 - Student Teaching in Individual Subjects: K-8
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 7.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Student teaching in, e.g., art, music, physical education. Demonstrating subject matter competence, instructional strategies, and management skills; self-evaluation. prereq: Art education candidate or music education candidate , or physical education candidate or instructor consent; no grad credit
MU 1421 - Piano Class I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course in keyboard musicianship is the first of a two semester sequence of class piano. The course focuses on the development and improvement of keyboard skills in the areas of technique, performance, improvisation, harmonization, transposition, sight-reading, and elementary ensemble skills. The course is intended to develop basic keyboard competency while reinforcing students' musicianship skills. prereq: Music major, music minor, musical theatre major or instructor consent
MU 1422 - Piano Class II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course in keyboarding musicianship is the second of a two-semester seauence of class piano. It is a contiuation of MU 1421, focusing on developing increased ability with regard to technical ability, artistry, musicianship, and fundamental skills. Successful course completion is achieved with basic keyboard competency of early intermediate to intermediate levels. prereq: MU 1421, equivalent CE or instructor consent
MU 1441 - Vocal Techniques
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Beginning group instruction in voice and vocal pedagogy; principles of vocal acoustics. prereq: Music major or instructor consent
MU 1442 - Percussion Techniques
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Beginning group instruction and pedagogy on instruments in the percussion family; principles of percussion acoustics. prereq: Music major or instructor consent
MU 2443 - Woodwind Techniques
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Beginning group instruction of pedagogy, technique and tone production principles on woodwind instruments. prereq: Music major or instructor consent
MU 2445 - String Techniques
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Beginning group instruction of pedagogy, technique and tone production principles on orchestral string instruments. prereq: Music major or instructor consent
MU 2447 - Brass Techniques
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Beginning group instruction of pedagogy, technique and tone production principles on brass instruments. prereq: Music major or instructor consent
MU 2605 - Introduction to Music Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Music Ed major or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to the music education profession. Includes career options, history of the profession, professional writings, and current research. prereq: Music Ed major or instructor consent
MU 3350 - Half-Recital
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and public presentation of approximately 25 minutes of music appropriate to the student's principal instrument. Primarily for music education majors.
MU 3606 - Field Experience: Classroom Music Pre K-8
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01429 - Mu 3606/ElEd 3425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Observations and micro-teaching in general music classrooms grades Pre-K through 8. Supervised by music education faculty member from the department of music, in cooperation with general music teachers. prereq: 45 cr, music ed major, concurrent registration in Mu 3608
MU 3607 - Instrumental Music Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and materials for teaching instrumental students in the secondary setting: role and extent of instrumental music in the school curriculum, philosophies and current trends in instrumental music education, recruiting, scheduling, administrative tasks, literature, organizing and training athletic bands. prereq: music major or instructor consent
MU 3608 - Teaching Elementary Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophy, theory, techniques of instruction for general classroom music, grades K-8. prereq: 45 cr, music ed major or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if credit was received for 3605.
MU 3705 - Instrumental Conducting I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intermediate techniques, reading, and interpretation of full and condensed orchestral, band, and vocal scores; lab practice in rehearsal procedures.
MU 3706 - Instrumental Conducting II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced techniques, reading, and interpretation of full and condensed orchestral, band, and vocal scores; lab practice in rehearsal procedures. prereq: 3705 or instructor consent
MU 4101 - Instrumental Arranging
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Idiomatic scoring for instruments; individual assignments in problems and possibilities of various instrument combinations. prereq: Mu 2121, 2122 or instructor consent
MU 4606 - Special and Adaptive Methods in Music Education (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of exceptionality in classroom music for pre-service music education majors. Topics include adaptive instructional strategies, characteristics of students, special methods in music education, and differentiated instruction. pre-req: MU 2605 and instructor consent
MU 1005 - Jazz Studies (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evolution of jazz: social problems in America that fostered its origin and continue to shape its development.
MU 2001 - Ethnic and Folk Music of the World (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introductory course to the music of the world. This class will introduce you to a diverse musical repertoire and non-traditional approaches to music. We will study the music of a variety of cultures and societies as an expression of meaningful human interaction.
MU 2005 - African Roots of American Music (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course defines and examines the musical and cultural significance of West Africa and its indelible impression on Western music and culture (particularly in America). Music and culture is traced from West Africa, through South America and Latin America, and on to North America. Class material ranges from historical West African tradition through today?s American popular music.
MU 2110 - Jazz Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to jazz harmony, chord/scale relationships, and jazz piano skills. prereq: 1111, 1421 or instructor consent
MU 3101 - Form and Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of form in music; structure from Renaissance through 20th-century. prereq: 2121, 2122
MU 4103 - Contrapuntal Techniques
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of, and practice in, use of polyphonic devices in Western art music. prereq: Mu 2121, 2122 or instructor consent
MU 5201 - Advanced Music History
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Specialized study of selected composers and/or genres. prereq: 3201, 3202 or instructor consent
MU 1501 - Concert Band (LE CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of transcribed and original concert literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 1502 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble (LE CAT10, LEIP CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of symphonic wind ensemble and contemporary band literature by a select group. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 1503 - Symphony Orchestra (LE CAT10, LEIP CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of representative musical literature for symphony orchestra. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4501 - Concert Band
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of transcribed and original concert literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4502 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of symphonic wind ensemble and contemporary band literature by a select group. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4503 - Symphony Orchestra
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of representative literature for symphony orchestra. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 1504 - Chamber Orchestra (LE CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of chamber orchestra literature. prereq: instructor consent
MU 1505 - Jazz Ensemble (LE CAT10, LECD CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of large jazz ensemble literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 1541 - Chamber Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of chamber music literature, classical and/or jazz. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4504 - Chamber Orchestra
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of chamber orchestra literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of large jazz ensemble literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4541 - Chamber Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of chamber music literature, classical and/or jazz. prereq: instructor consent
MU 300 - Advanced Standing Exam
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Applied performance requirement to qualify for advanced applied study. prereq: three semesters of 1xxx level applied study, department consent
MU 1411 - Diction: Italian and English
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Principal instrument voice or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Proper enunciation of English and Italian as applied to vocal literature. prereq: Principal instrument voice or instructor consent
MU 1421 - Piano Class I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course in keyboard musicianship is the first of a two semester sequence of class piano. The course focuses on the development and improvement of keyboard skills in the areas of technique, performance, improvisation, harmonization, transposition, sight-reading, and elementary ensemble skills. The course is intended to develop basic keyboard competency while reinforcing students' musicianship skills. prereq: Music major, music minor, musical theatre major or instructor consent
MU 1422 - Piano Class II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course in keyboarding musicianship is the second of a two-semester seauence of class piano. It is a contiuation of MU 1421, focusing on developing increased ability with regard to technical ability, artistry, musicianship, and fundamental skills. Successful course completion is achieved with basic keyboard competency of early intermediate to intermediate levels. prereq: MU 1421, equivalent CE or instructor consent
MU 1423 - Piano Class III
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This is a continuation course to Piano Class I/II (MU 1421/1422). Included in the course are studies in basic keyboard skills (scales/arpeggios/chords/progressions). harmonization, transposition, sight-reading, accompanying, repertoire, and score-reading. pre-req: Music major and passing grades in MU 1421 and 1422 or by instructor consent following proficiency/placement exam.
MU 1424 - Piano Class IV
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This is a continuation course to Piano Class I/II/II (MU 1421/1422/1423). Included in the course are studies in basic keyboard skills (scales/arpeggios/chords/progressions), harmonization, transposition, sight-reading, accompanying, repertoire, and score-reading. pre-req: Music major and passing grades in MU 1421, 1422 and 1423 or by instructor consent following proficiency/placement exam.
MU 1440 - Survey of Instrumental Techniques
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Beginning group instruction of pedagogy, technique and tone production principles on percussion, brass woodwinds and strings. prereq: Music major or instructor consent
MU 1441 - Vocal Techniques
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Beginning group instruction in voice and vocal pedagogy; principles of vocal acoustics. prereq: Music major or instructor consent
MU 2605 - Introduction to Music Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Music Ed major or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to the music education profession. Includes career options, history of the profession, professional writings, and current research. prereq: Music Ed major or instructor consent
MU 3350 - Half-Recital
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and public presentation of approximately 25 minutes of music appropriate to the student's principal instrument. Primarily for music education majors.
MU 3606 - Field Experience: Classroom Music Pre K-8
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01429 - Mu 3606/ElEd 3425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Observations and micro-teaching in general music classrooms grades Pre-K through 8. Supervised by music education faculty member from the department of music, in cooperation with general music teachers. prereq: 45 cr, music ed major, concurrent registration in Mu 3608
MU 3608 - Teaching Elementary Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophy, theory, techniques of instruction for general classroom music, grades K-8. prereq: 45 cr, music ed major or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if credit was received for 3605.
MU 3701 - Choral Conducting and Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental conducting, choral techniques, communication skills, and repertoire related to teaching and directing choral ensembles. prereq: MU 2121 or instructor consent
MU 3702 - Choral Conducting and Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of MU 3701, emphasizing choral conducting techniques, organization, rehearsal planning, repertoire, style, and pedagogy for choral ensembles. prereq: MU 3701
MU 4606 - Special and Adaptive Methods in Music Education (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of exceptionality in classroom music for pre-service music education majors. Topics include adaptive instructional strategies, characteristics of students, special methods in music education, and differentiated instruction. pre-req: MU 2605 and instructor consent
MU 2110 - Jazz Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to jazz harmony, chord/scale relationships, and jazz piano skills. prereq: 1111, 1421 or instructor consent
MU 3101 - Form and Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of form in music; structure from Renaissance through 20th-century. prereq: 2121, 2122
MU 4103 - Contrapuntal Techniques
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of, and practice in, use of polyphonic devices in Western art music. prereq: Mu 2121, 2122 or instructor consent
MU 5201 - Advanced Music History
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Specialized study of selected composers and/or genres. prereq: 3201, 3202 or instructor consent
MU 1005 - Jazz Studies (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evolution of jazz: social problems in America that fostered its origin and continue to shape its development.
MU 2001 - Ethnic and Folk Music of the World (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introductory course to the music of the world. This class will introduce you to a diverse musical repertoire and non-traditional approaches to music. We will study the music of a variety of cultures and societies as an expression of meaningful human interaction.
MU 2005 - African Roots of American Music (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course defines and examines the musical and cultural significance of West Africa and its indelible impression on Western music and culture (particularly in America). Music and culture is traced from West Africa, through South America and Latin America, and on to North America. Class material ranges from historical West African tradition through today?s American popular music.
MU 1311 - Voice-Major
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 18.0]
Prerequisites: Music major, department consent, performance majors register for 3 cr. in major instrument only, all others register for 2 cr.
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individual lesson weekly plus arranged group lessons. prereq: Music major, department consent, performance majors register for 3 cr. in major instrument only, all others register for 2 cr.
MU 4311 - Voice-Major
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Prerequisites: Music major; performance majors register for 3 cr., all others register for 2 cr.
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individual lesson weekly plus arranged group lessons. prereq: Music major; performance majors register for 3 cr., all others register for 2 cr.
MU 1312 - Voice-Non Major
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual lesson one half hour weekly. prereq: Non-music major or music major secondary instrument; may be repeated
MU 1321 - Piano-Major
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 18.0]
Prerequisites: Music major; performance majors register for 3 cr., all others register for 2 cr.
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individual lesson weekly plus arranged group lessons. prereq: Music major; performance majors register for 3 cr., all others register for 2 cr.
MU 4321 - Piano-Major
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Prerequisites: Music major; performance majors register for 3 cr., all others register for 2 cr.
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individual lesson weekly plus arranged group lessons. prereq: Music major; performance majors register for 3 cr., all others register for 2 cr.
MU 1510 - Concert Chorale (LE CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of representative choral literature from a variety of periods and cultures. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 1511 - University Singers (LE CAT10, LEIP CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An auditioned chorus performing music from a wide spectrum of historical periods, cultures, and languages. Open by audition to all university students. pre-req: Audition and instructor consent
MU 4510 - Concert Chorale
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of representative choral literature from various style periods and cultures. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4511 - University Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An auditioned chorus performing music from a wide spectrum of historical periods, cultures, and languages. Open by audition to all university students. pre-req: Audition and instructor consent
MU 3510 - Opera Studio (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Production techniques and performances of solo and ensemble opera literature. prereq: instructor consent
MU 4512 - Chamber Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A choir performing vocal chamber music and music for smaller ensembles. pre-req: concurrent registration in 1511 or 4511; instructor consent
MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of music for vocal jazz ensemble. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 300 - Advanced Standing Exam
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Applied performance requirement to qualify for advanced applied study. prereq: three semesters of 1xxx level applied study, department consent