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Music D.M.A.

School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of School of Music, 100 Ferguson Hall, 2106 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612- 624-5093; fax: 612-624-8001)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 85 to 97
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Musical Arts
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) offers emphases in instrumental performance, piano, organ, voice, guitar, collaborative piano, and conducting.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Bachelor's degree or its equivalent with a major emphasis in one of the following areas of music: musicology/ethnomusicology, theory and/or composition, performance, or music education/therapy.
Master's degree in an appropriate field of study
Special Application Requirements:
Some emphases require additional application materials such as a preliminary DVD, audition, and/or interview. For more information, please refer to https://cla.umn.edu/music/graduate/apply.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
81 to 93 credits are required in the major.
4 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
All DMA students must complete at least one emphasis area. With the exception of courses outside of the School of Music, all coursework offered on both the A/F and S/N grade basis must be taken A/F.
Research Requirement (3 credits)
All students take the following course:
MUS 5611 - Resources for Music Research (3.0 cr)
Music Theory/Musicology Coursework (12 credits)
All students select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. If MUS 5950 is selected, it must be taken for 3 credits.
MUS 5534 - Musical Minimalisms (3.0 cr)
MUS 5541 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
MUS 5550 - Class Composition for Performers (3.0 cr)
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I (3.0 cr)
MUS 5571 - Schenkerian Analysis for Performers (3.0 cr)
MUS 5572 - Chromatic Harmony (3.0 cr)
MUS 5574 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology (3.0 cr)
MUS 5592 - Music Informatics Seminar (3.0 cr)
MUS 5597 - Music and Text (3.0 cr)
MUS 5620 - Topics in Opera History (3.0 cr)
MUS 5624 - Music of J. S. Bach (3.0 cr)
MUS 5630 - Performance Practice: 1700 to the Present (3.0 cr)
MUS 5631 - Beethoven Sonatas for Solo Piano, Violin, & Cello (3.0 cr)
MUS 5647 - 20th-Century European/American Music (3.0 cr)
MUS 5731 - Jazz and Modernism (3.0 cr)
MUS 5805 - Worlds of Improvisation (3.0 cr)
MUS 5950 - Topics in Music (1.0-4.0 cr)
MUS 8501 - Music Theory Pedagogy (3.0 cr)
MUS 8550 - Composition (3.0 cr)
MUS 8560 - Theory and Analysis of Popular Music (3.0 cr)
MUS 8570 - Seminar in Composition (2.0 cr)
MUS 8571 - Composers' Laboratory (3.0 cr)
MUS 8580 - Topics in Tonal Analysis (3.0 cr)
MUS 8581 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis I (3.0 cr)
MUS 8582 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis II (3.0 cr)
MUS 8584 - Current Issues in the Analysis of 19th-Century Music (3.0 cr)
MUS 8585 - Chromatic Harmony Seminar (3.0 cr)
MUS 8590 - Topics in 20th-Century Analysis (3.0 cr)
MUS 8631 - Seminar: Music in Medieval Europe (3.0 cr)
MUS 8632 - Seminar: Music in Early Modern Europe (3.0 cr)
MUS 8640 - Seminar in Musicology (3.0 cr)
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology (3.0 cr)
MUS 8647 - Seminar: The Critical Editing of Early Music--Method and Practice (3.0 cr)
MUS 8651 - Sonata Theory (3.0 cr)
MUS 8864 - Current Issues in Ethnomusicology (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 credits)
All students select at least 6 elective credits in consultation with the advisor. MUS and MUED courses applied to other DMA credit requirements cannot also apply as an elective.
MUS 5xxx
MUS 8xxx
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
ACL 5221 - Creative Entrepreneurship and Resource Development (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
ESL 5302 - Academic Writing (4.0 cr)
GRAD 5102 - Preparation for University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers (2.0 cr)
GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education (1.0 cr)
WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing for International Students (3.0 cr)
WRIT 5052 - Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
Recital Credits (12 to 20 credits)
Students who choose to complete a secondary area take 12 recital credits; students who do not pursue a secondary area take 20 recital credits. Recital credits are taken in consultation with the advisor.
MUS 8999 - Recital Credits: Doctoral (4.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
All DMA students take 4 doctoral thesis credits.
MUS 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
Emphases
Instrumental Performance (40 credits)
The Instrumental Performance emphasis offers the following options: bassoon, cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, French horn, harp, oboe, percussion, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, and violin.
Applied Lessons (32 credits)
Take 32 credits in consultation with the advisor.
MUSA 8301 - Piano: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8304 - Voice: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8305 - Violin: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8306 - Viola: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8307 - Cello: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8308 - Double Bass: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8309 - Flute: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8311 - Oboe: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8312 - Clarinet: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8313 - Saxophone: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8314 - Bassoon: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8315 - French Horn: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8316 - Trumpet: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8317 - Trombone: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8318 - Euphonium: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8319 - Tuba: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8321 - Percussion: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8322 - Harp: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
MUSA 8324 - Accompanying/Coaching: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Emphasis Coursework (8 credits)
Select 8 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUED 5750 - Topics in Music Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
MUED 5991 - Independent Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
MUED 8284 - Seminar: Research and Scholarly Issues (3.0 cr)
MUED 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-8.0 cr)
MUS 5331 - Jazz Improvisation I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5410 - University Wind Bands (1.0 cr)
MUS 5420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
MUS 5427 - Violin Pedagogy I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5450 - Orchestral Repertoire (1.0-3.0 cr)
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble (1.0-2.0 cr)
MUS 5464 - Cello Pedagogy (2.0 cr)
MUS 5485 - Transcription for Winds (2.0 cr)
MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5491 - Percussion Literature I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I (3.0 cr)
MUS 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
MUS 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
-OR-
Organ (43 credits)
Applied Lessons (32 credits)
Take 32 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUSA 8303 - Organ: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Emphasis Coursework (11 credits)
Take the following courses:
MUS 5151 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
MUS 5152 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills (2.0 cr)
MUS 8133 - Seminar in Basso Continuo (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Piano (44 credits)
Applied Lessons (32 credits)
MUSA 8301 - Piano: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Required Coursework (6 credits)
Take the following courses:
MUS 5181 - Advanced Piano Literature I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5182 - Advanced Piano Literature II (2.0 cr)
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills (2.0 cr)
Emphasis Electives (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5101 - Piano Pedagogy I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5331 - Jazz Improvisation I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5410 - University Wind Bands (1.0 cr)
MUS 5420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5450 - Orchestral Repertoire (1.0-3.0 cr)
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble (1.0-2.0 cr)
MUS 5485 - Transcription for Winds (2.0 cr)
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I (3.0 cr)
MUS 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
MUS 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
-OR-
Guitar (40 credits)
Applied Lessons (32 credits)
Take 32 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUSA 8323 - Guitar: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Emphasis Coursework (8 credits)
Take the following courses and 4 additional credits in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5461 - Guitar Literature (2.0 cr)
MUS 5466 - Guitar Pedagogy (2.0 cr)
-OR-
Voice (44 credits)
Applied Lessons (32 credits)
Take 32 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUSA 8304 - Voice: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Emphasis Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5271 - Diction for Singers I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5272 - Diction for Singers II (2.0 cr)
MUS 5275 - Vocal Pedagogy I (3.0 cr)
MUS 5276 - Vocal Pedagogy II (3.0 cr)
MUS 5241 - Vocal Literature I (3.0 cr)
MUS 8182 - Opera History in Context: Monteverdi and Mozart (3.0 cr)
MUS 8183 - Opera History in Context: Verdi and Britten (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Collaborative Piano (45 credits)
Applied Lessons (32 credits)
Take 32 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUSA 8324 - Accompanying/Coaching: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Emphasis Coursework (13 credits)
Take the following courses:
MUS 8110 - Sonata Seminar (2.0 cr)
MUS 8112 - Instrumental Repertoire: Reduction and Realization (2.0 cr)
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills (2.0 cr)
MUS 8133 - Seminar in Basso Continuo (3.0 cr)
MUS 8170 - Advanced Vocal Accompanying Skills and Repertoire (2.0 cr)
MUS 8181 - Operatic Accompaniment Skills and Repertoire (2.0 cr)
-OR-
Conducting (44 credits)
Required Coursework (32 credits)
Take 32 credits of the following, in consultation with the advisor, as follows: 20 credits in the primary area; 8 credits in a secondary area; and 4 credits in a tertiary area.
MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting (3.0-4.0 cr)
Electives (12 credits)
Select 12 electives credits in consultation with the advisor.
MUS 5xxx
-OR-
Secondary Area - Musicology/Ethnomusicology (0 to 15 credits)
Division approval to participate in a secondary area is required.
Required Course (3 credits)
Take the following course:
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology (3.0 cr)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology Electives (12 credits)
Select 12 credits of MUS 56xx- or 86xx-level courses in consultation with the advisor. At least 6 credits must be at the 8000-level. Other courses may be approved in consultation with your advisor.
-OR-
Secondary Area - Music Theory (0 to 15 credits)
Division approval to participate in a secondary area is required.
Schenkerian Theory Course (3 credits)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5571 - Schenkerian Analysis for Performers (3.0 cr)
MUS 8581 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis I (3.0 cr)
Music Theory Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits of MUS 55xx- or 85xx-level courses in consultation with the advisor. At least 6 credits must be at the 8000-level. Other courses may be approved in consultation with your advisor.
-OR-
Secondary Area - Music Composition (0 to 15 credits)
Division approval to participate in a secondary area is required.
Composition Courses (6 credits)
Take the following twice for a total of 6 credits:
MUS 8550 - Composition (3.0 cr)
Emphasis Electives (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology (3.0 cr)
MUS 5950 - Topics in Music (1.0-4.0 cr)
MUS 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
MUS 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
-OR-
Secondary Area - Choral Conducting (0 to 15 credits)
Division approval to participate in a secondary area is required. In addition to the following courses, Choral Conducting requires a conducting recital, lecture presentation, and concert program with detailed program notes.
Required Coursework (15 credits)
Take the following courses. Take MUS 8450 for 3 credits twice for a total of 6 credits.
MUS 8237 - Score Study: Choral (3.0 cr)
MUS 8255 - Choral Literature: Baroque Era to the Present (3.0 cr)
MUS 8299 - Performance in Choral Conducting (3.0 cr)
MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting (3.0-4.0 cr)
-OR-
Secondary Area - Education/Pedagogy (0 to 15 credits)
Division approval to participate in a secondary area is required. No courses applied to the Education/Pedagogy secondary area may also be used to complete the DMA’s 6-credit elective requirement.
Required Courses (6 credits)
Take the following courses:
MUED 8280 - Seminar: Current Trends in Music Education (3.0 cr)
MUED 8284 - Seminar: Research and Scholarly Issues (3.0 cr)
Education/Pedagogy Course (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
Elective Courses (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5101 - Piano Pedagogy I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5275 - Vocal Pedagogy I (3.0 cr)
MUS 5427 - Violin Pedagogy I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5464 - Cello Pedagogy (2.0 cr)
MUS 5466 - Guitar Pedagogy (2.0 cr)
MUS 5481 - Trumpet Pedagogy (2.0 cr)
MUS 8501 - Music Theory Pedagogy (3.0 cr)
 
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MUS 5611 - Resources for Music Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Development of skills in identifying, locating, and evaluating resources for research in music. Computer-searching techniques, acquaintance with basic reference sources in the field, preparation of the music research paper. prereq: 3603
MUS 5534 - Musical Minimalisms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course provides an introduction to the various musics associated with the label "minimalism," including musical trajectories emerging from them. Numerous artists and compositions will be covered, spanning from 1958 to the present, though the focus is on music composed during the 1960s and 1970s, including that by Young, Riley, Reich, Glass, Monk, the Velvet Underground, Andriessen, Pärt, Eno, Feldman, and others. The class blends analysis, historical and analytical secondary readings, and in-class performance. Students must contribute informed comments to discussion, which in turn requires the completion of reading and listening assignments. prereq: Undergraduates-Mus 4504/4514 or equivalent; Graduates-Music 3508/3518 or passing of the Theory Entrance Exam
MUS 5550 - Class Composition for Performers
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Original works in various forms. Development of individual compositional style in a post-tonal idiom. Various forms, performing forces, techniques. prereq: [4504, 4514 [with C- or better]] or instr consent
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Scoring techniques for ensembles in combination and full orchestra; year-long sequence. Score study of representative works from 18th through 20th centuries. prereq: 3502
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 5572 - Chromatic Harmony
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Exploration of chromatic tonal practices through analysis of selected repertoire, completion of written exercises (figured bass, harmonization of melodies, model composition), ear-training, and keyboard exercises.
MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of acoustics, electronic sound generation/manipulation, digital signal processing techniques. Programming languages for digital sound synthesis. Editing software, MIDI applications. prereq: Music grad student or instr consent
MUS 5592 - Music Informatics Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Filtering, formant synthesis, reverberation techniques, additive synthesis. Interactive MIDI applications. prereq: 5591 or instr consent
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 5620 - Topics in Opera History
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of specific operas. Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, political events, movements, changes. Periods/countries vary each semester.
MUS 5624 - Music of J. S. Bach
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Issues of musical style, historical context. Moves chronologically through Bach?s career. Relationships between his duties and works he composed. Genesis, function, relationship of a work to genre and performing forces. Lectures, presentations, research/analysis assignments. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 5630 - Performance Practice: 1700 to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course will explore issues relevant to the historically informed performance of music written between 1700 and the present, including primary sources, original instruments and iconography, editions, treatises, phrasing and articulation, tempo and rubato, rhythmic alteration, ornamentation and cadenzas, and basso continuo. Class activities and assignments will include readings, discussion, and practicum. Pre-requisite: Graduate student in Music or instructor consent
MUS 5631 - Beethoven Sonatas for Solo Piano, Violin, & Cello
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Beethoven's sonatas are central to the violin, cello, and piano repertoires, and they will be examined in relation to the composer's life, times, and developing style. Scholarly books and articles, mostly musicological but also analytical, will provide the stimulus for understanding these works. The implications of such scholarly investigations for performance will also be a running theme of the course. Attention will therefore be given to performance practice issues as well as some difficult editorial and notational problems associated with the scores. Pre-requisite: Graduate student in Music or instructor consent
MUS 5647 - 20th-Century European/American Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Emphasizes major artistic movements, stylistic turning points, social roles of music. Interactions between high art, popular, ethnic musics; contributions of men and woman as composers and performers. prereq: 3603 or equiv, 5501 or equiv, 12 undergrad cr in music history
MUS 5731 - Jazz and Modernism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Graduate student in music or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Critical consideration of the mutual impact and cross-influences of jazz practices and modernist aesthetics. Contextualizes the emergence of styles including ragtime, swing, bebop, cool, third-stream, modal, and avant-garde jazz within the broader aesthetic currents of 20th-century art and popular music cultures. prereq: Graduate student in music or instr consent
MUS 5805 - Worlds of Improvisation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This course will explore traditions of improvisation from a variety of world cultures -- such as African, African-American, European, Middle Eastern, South Asian -- to gain insight into processes of composition in performance, from ethnomusicological, music-theoretical, and applied vocal/instrumental perspectives.
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 8501 - Music Theory Pedagogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparison of pedagogical philosophies/methods in music theory. Pedagogical literature, practice teaching, curriculum design. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 8550 - Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creation of original musical works in various instrumental and vocal forms; advanced development of writing and realization of musical ideas. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8560 - Theory and Analysis of Popular Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will examine popular and rock music from the 1960?s to the present, focusing specifically on analysis and theory of primary musical domains of form, harmony and melody, rhythm, and timbre. Students will hone transcription skills, as well as thoughtfully address cultural background surrounding the compositions and issues of canon formation. Students will demonstrate their fluency in analytical skills and theoretical content through weekly readings and discussions, analytical assignments, and a final research project.
MUS 8570 - Seminar in Composition
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Aesthetic and professional issues in composition. Survey of professional activities, including r[e]sum[e] and grant writing and concert production. prereq: Composition emphasis or instr consent
MUS 8571 - Composers' Laboratory
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Preparing original music composition to specification for possible radio/TV/theatre/film use. Analytic projects based on research into current practice of music criticism/music journalism. Philosophical and sociological research into creative process. prereq: 8570
MUS 8580 - Topics in Tonal Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seminar. Sample topics: string quartets of Beethoven, chamber music of Brahms, significant works by tonal composers. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8581 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Analysis and critical readings pertaining to theory of tonal music developed by Heinrich Schenker. Application of his method to representative repertoire from 18th and 19th centuries. Contrapuntal writing modeled after presentation in Schenker's [Counterpoint]. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8582 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Application of Schenkerian theory to 18th-/19th-century music, coordinated with critical study of major music treatises from that era. prereq: 8581 or instr consent
MUS 8584 - Current Issues in the Analysis of 19th-Century Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Recent analytic approaches to 19th-century music. Students demonstrate fluency with methods and current issues. In-class discussions, short written analytical projects, two longer papers. prereq: [[3502, 3512] or equiv placement exam], instr consent; grad-level Schenkerian analysis recommended
MUS 8585 - Chromatic Harmony Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Careful study of chromatic harmonic practices (especially from the latter half of the nineteenth century) from both analytical and compositional perspectives. Students will analyze a wide range of music excerpts and movements using tools derived from Heinrich Schenker's analytical practice and will creatively harmonize sophisticated tonal melodies. The course also will incorporate readings from the analytical literature (both Schenkerian and non-Schenkerian) and will conclude with a substantial course paper.
MUS 8590 - Topics in 20th-Century Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar explores literatures of 20th-century art music.
MUS 8631 - Seminar: Music in Medieval Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Selected genres of polyphonic and monophonic music, 9th-14th centuries, for analysis and cultural criticism. Social roles of music and performance traditions; current musicological issues. prereq: Undergrad music degree
MUS 8632 - Seminar: Music in Early Modern Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transformation of chanson, madrigal, mass, and motet from 1400 to 1580. Analysis and cultural criticism; social roles of music and performance traditions; current musicological issues. prereq: Undergrad music degree
MUS 8640 - Seminar in Musicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary; readings, research, strategies, and methods. prereq: Musicology or theory emphasis or instr consent
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major reference and research materials in musicology and related disciplines, including databases. Historical methods and historiography. Locating and interpreting primary sources of music and archival documents. Developing research strategies for degree papers and theses. Forms of documentation and historical writing. prereq: Undergrad music degree
MUS 8647 - Seminar: The Critical Editing of Early Music--Method and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Preparation of critical editions from primary sources of vocal and instrumental music (partbooks and tablatures). Nature of musical sources, both manuscripts and prints. Stemmatic filiation, editorial judgment and method, presentation of text. prereq: Undergrad music degree
MUS 8651 - Sonata Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Principles of the classic sonata: norms, types, and deformations. Structural analysis, analytical methodologies, and fundamentals of sonata hermeneutics. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8864 - Current Issues in Ethnomusicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethnomusicological methods, theorizing, and research practice. Current issues in monographs, journals, and anthologies. Fieldwork practicum. prereq: instr consent
ACL 5221 - Creative Entrepreneurship and Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
An entrepreneurial approach to developing resources (including financial, human, and partnership) for arts and culture based enterprises whether using a nonprofit, for-profit or social enterprise business model. The course will investigate and discuss the complexities and nuances of how to determine the appropriate business model and develop both earned and philanthropic income. Students focus on framing and articulating the relevance of the enterprise as well as understanding the perspectives of audiences, customers, funders and donors. The course also explores the role of communications strategies in support of fundraising, and the importance of leadership in acquiring resources to sustain and grow successful organizations. Students develop both a broad understanding of resources as well as detailed strategies for supporting work in arts and culture based enterprises.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to individual transformational journey as part of health science education. Students become aware of their responsibility/resources to facilitate development of the self. Research data, experience of self that is part psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body-spirit approaches. Lecture, scientific literature, meditation, imagery, drawing, group interaction. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Meditation as a physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual inquiry. Students examine a variety of texts and develop ability to enter a state of calm, meditative awareness. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of Ayurveda. Evidence-based information. Balance of body, mind and spirit for optimum health. Ayurvedic constitutional types. Herbal medicine, detoxification, massage. Personal plans for health and well-being. How Ayurveda is being integrated into health care settings.
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
For health professional students/practicing health professionals. Essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings. Key safety/toxicity issues. Critique scientific/historical evidence about the therapeutic qualities of six essential oils in common use by the public and in clinical settings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, principles, precepts, and practical application of Reiki energy healing. Alternative energy healing modalities, current research findings. Activation of the Reiki energy, hand positions to perform a treatment. Students provide Reiki treatments, discuss findings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Music therapy/medicine. Dance/movement therapy. Laban movement analysis. Somatic studies. Health care settings, patient populations, illnesses/diagnoses. Research surrounding approaches. Readings, lectures, discussion.
CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Explore how utilizing transformative practices changes in our physical brain, thoughts, beliefs, bodies, emotions and paradigms and create sustainable shifts towards optimal health, wellness and living. This course will include knowledge and discoveries from multiple disciplines including but are not limited to psychologists, scientists, quantum physicist, philosophers, healers, educators. The mind-body research has accelerated dramatically in the past couple decades and will provide students with an opportunity to discover new ways of understanding our human brains and bodies. This in turn provides new insight and innovation into human behavior and sustainable transformative change.
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
ESL 5302 - Academic Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This four credit course is designed for graduate students for whom English is not a native language. This course focuses on foundational writing skills and emphasizes the writing process - developing ideas, drafting, revising, and editing. Guided textual analyses of readings are used to develop writing skills through the close examination of strategies employed by accomplished writers. Through ongoing, active participation, students learn to (1) match writing to audience and purpose, (2) produce different genres of academic writing, (3) incorporate source material into writing, and (4) critique their writing and that of others. Gains in basic writing skills culminate in students' ability to transfer acquired skills into discipline-specific writing. Through development of personal voice and an appreciation for the importance of the credibility of the writer, students also learn to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Problems with sentence structure, lexical grammar, and diction are addressed individually.
GRAD 5102 - Preparation for University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory/practice of teaching in higher education in the United States. Emphasizes clear oral classroom communication and development of presentation skills. Students practice in a simulated instructional setting. prereq: English Language Proficiency Rating of 4; Contact instructor for permission number.
GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching methods/techniques. Active learning, critical thinking, practice teaching, and preparing a portfolio to document/reflect upon teaching. Readings, discussion, peer teaching, e-mail dialog, reflective writing, co-facilitation of course. prereq: Non-Degree Students: contact pffcollege consentumn.edu with questions about registration. If adding a section after first class meeting, contact your instructor as soon as you enroll.
GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Create course materials for context/discipline. Assess student learning. Write action plan. Topics may include practicum for future faculty, multicultural education, teaching in clinical settings, teaching with technology.
WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing for International Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graduate-level writing techniques/formats for summaries, critiques, research, and abstracts. Persuasion, documentation, structure, grammar, vocabulary, field-specific requirements. Writing through several drafts, using mentor in specific field of study. Revising/editing to meet graduate standards. Discussions. prereq: Grad student
WRIT 5052 - Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in writing/presenting graduate-level research for conferences or professional seminars. Delivery of professional academic presentations to U.S. audiences. Conference abstract, paper, and poster presentation. Communication in research process. Students select topics from their own research/studies. Format, style, transitions, topic narrowing, non-verbal presentation skills. prereq: [Grad student, non-native speaker of English] or instr consent
MUS 8999 - Recital Credits: Doctoral
Credits: 4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Registration for recital credits coincides with performance of D.M.A. recital (five recitals for 20 credits). prereq: DMA student, instr consent
MUS 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required
MUSA 8301 - Piano: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8304 - Voice: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8305 - Violin: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8306 - Viola: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8307 - Cello: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8308 - Double Bass: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8309 - Flute: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8311 - Oboe: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8312 - Clarinet: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8313 - Saxophone: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8314 - Bassoon: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8315 - French Horn: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8316 - Trumpet: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8317 - Trombone: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8318 - Euphonium: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8319 - Tuba: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8321 - Percussion: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8322 - Harp: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 8324 - Accompanying/Coaching: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUED 5750 - Topics in Music Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Focuses on single topic, specified in Class Schedule.
MUED 5991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study project organized by the student in consultation with the appropriate instructor. prereq: Music ed or music therapy major or grad, instr consent, dept consent
MUED 8284 - Seminar: Research and Scholarly Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Scholarly/professional expectations of music educators and music therapists in academia and other positions of leadership. Writing for a variety of professional purposes/publications. prereq: Doctoral student in music or music education or instr consent
MUED 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
tbd prereq: instr consent
MUS 5331 - Jazz Improvisation I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Rudiments, analysis. Improvisation on blues in three major keys and on standard American popular jazz compositions from swing era to early bebop. Applications of major/minor scales. Ear training. prereq: Music major or instr consent
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
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 5410 - 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 5420 - 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 5427 - Violin Pedagogy I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Private teaching of violin students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Discussion and demonstrations of pedagogical techniques. prereq: Violin or viola major or 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 5450 - Orchestral Repertoire
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Investigation of practical and performance problems in standard orchestral repertoire with regard to style and interpretation. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Caribbean popular repertories. Samba, bossa nova, salsa, merengue, mambo. Planned master classes/clinics with local artists to complement regularly scheduled rehearsals/performances. No audition required.
MUS 5464 - Cello Pedagogy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concentrated study of cello teaching methods. Provides students with the strategies for teaching cello privately, develops analytical skills, and increases knowledge of cello repertoire. For practical application in conjunction with string technique course.
MUS 5485 - Transcription for Winds
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Principles of music manuscript and examination of transcription examples. Transcription projects with score and parts. Smaller projects that involve arrangements and original compositions. prereq: 3502 or 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 5491 - Percussion Literature I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Repertoire derived from orchestral and band literature for snare drum, timpani, mallet instruments, and various percussion accessories. Major works of the 20th century written for solo percussion, percussion ensemble, and chamber groups of percussion and non-percussion instruments. prereq: Jr or sr or grad or instr consent
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Hands-on experience in learning to play West African music, one of the great non-western musical traditions that is readily accessible to beginners. Also, insights into function, context, structure, gender roles, politics, instruments, life-cycle rites, genres, musical organizations, traditional musicians, and contemporary popular music. Open to all students - no musical background needed!
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Scoring techniques for ensembles in combination and full orchestra; year-long sequence. Score study of representative works from 18th through 20th centuries. prereq: 3502
MUS 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
MUS 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed research. prereq: instr consent
MUSA 8303 - Organ: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Diatonic/chromatic tonal harmony applied to keyboard. Emphasizes harmonization, transposition, and improvisation. Open score and clef reading using alto, tenor, and soprano clefs. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 8133 - Seminar in Basso Continuo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Realization of figured basses (bass lines annotated with Arabic numerals indicating harmony) and performance of continuo parts in European concerted music from 17th/18th centuries at keyboard. Emphasizes developing stylistic accompaniment skills at harpsichord/organ. prereq: Grad student in Music or instr consent
MUSA 8301 - Piano: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept 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
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Diatonic/chromatic tonal harmony applied to keyboard. Emphasizes harmonization, transposition, and improvisation. Open score and clef reading using alto, tenor, and soprano clefs. prereq: Grad student in music 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
MUS 5331 - Jazz Improvisation I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Rudiments, analysis. Improvisation on blues in three major keys and on standard American popular jazz compositions from swing era to early bebop. Applications of major/minor scales. Ear training. prereq: Music major or instr consent
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
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 5410 - 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 5420 - 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 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 5450 - Orchestral Repertoire
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Investigation of practical and performance problems in standard orchestral repertoire with regard to style and interpretation. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Caribbean popular repertories. Samba, bossa nova, salsa, merengue, mambo. Planned master classes/clinics with local artists to complement regularly scheduled rehearsals/performances. No audition required.
MUS 5485 - Transcription for Winds
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Principles of music manuscript and examination of transcription examples. Transcription projects with score and parts. Smaller projects that involve arrangements and original compositions. prereq: 3502 or instr consent
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Hands-on experience in learning to play West African music, one of the great non-western musical traditions that is readily accessible to beginners. Also, insights into function, context, structure, gender roles, politics, instruments, life-cycle rites, genres, musical organizations, traditional musicians, and contemporary popular music. Open to all students - no musical background needed!
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Scoring techniques for ensembles in combination and full orchestra; year-long sequence. Score study of representative works from 18th through 20th centuries. prereq: 3502
MUS 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
MUS 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed research. prereq: instr consent
MUSA 8323 - Guitar: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept 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
MUSA 8304 - Voice: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 5271 - Diction for Singers I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and techniques of singing in English, Italian, Spanish, German, and French. International Phonetic Association alphabet used. prereq: 12 cr MusA 1304 or grad music major or instr consent
MUS 5272 - Diction for Singers II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Principles and techniques of singing in English, Italian, Spanish, German, and French. International Phonetic Association alphabet used. prereq: 12 cr MusA 1304 or grad music major or instr consent
MUS 5275 - Vocal Pedagogy I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced study of mind/body preparations for singing, anatomy, and physiology of the vocal mechanism. Voice use and care, historical and comparative pedagogy, learning theories, models and guidelines for teaching, instructional techniques, and diagnosing and solving vocal problems. prereq: Sr vocal major or instr consent
MUS 5276 - Vocal Pedagogy II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
History of solo vocal performance; selection and preparation of beginning level solo vocal repertoire; development of vocal performance skills (interpretation, expression, artistry), recital programming, and vocal career counseling. prereq: Sr vocal major or instr consent
MUS 5241 - Vocal Literature I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Vocal literature of major/minor composers from 17th century to present. Structure, style, performance practice. prereq: [12 cr in MusA 1304, grad music student] or instr consent
MUS 8182 - Opera History in Context: Monteverdi and Mozart
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, and political events, movements, and changes. Focuses on two representative composers and some of their significant operas. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 8183 - Opera History in Context: Verdi and Britten
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, and political events, movements, and changes. Focuses on two representative composers and some of their significant operas. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUSA 8324 - Accompanying/Coaching: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 8110 - Sonata Seminar
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance in standard Baroque, Classical, and Romantic sonatas for piano and violin, cello, viola, flute, clarinet, or oboe. prereq: Accompanying emphasis, strings and winds by audition, instr consent
MUS 8112 - Instrumental Repertoire: Reduction and Realization
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reducing orchestra scores, representing orchestral reductions at piano, working with conductors. Conductors join course in mid-semester. prereq: Grad student in accompanying/conducting
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Diatonic/chromatic tonal harmony applied to keyboard. Emphasizes harmonization, transposition, and improvisation. Open score and clef reading using alto, tenor, and soprano clefs. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 8133 - Seminar in Basso Continuo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Realization of figured basses (bass lines annotated with Arabic numerals indicating harmony) and performance of continuo parts in European concerted music from 17th/18th centuries at keyboard. Emphasizes developing stylistic accompaniment skills at harpsichord/organ. prereq: Grad student in Music or instr consent
MUS 8170 - Advanced Vocal Accompanying Skills and Repertoire
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced performance (Lieder, melodie, opera) emphasizing coaching techniques and performance skills of pianists and singers. prereq: [French, German, Italian diction], accompanying or DMA voice emphasis or MM voice emphasis by audition
MUS 8181 - Operatic Accompaniment Skills and Repertoire
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of skills required in operatic accompanying/coaching work. Standard opera arias, cultivation of orchestral sound at the piano, stylistic traditions, working with conductors. prereq: Grad student with major in accompanying or in conducting
MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of musicianship, conducting, rehearsal, and analytical skills. Repertoire, gesture, score study, interpretation, pedagogy, and performance presentation in wind band, orchestral, and choral conducting. Students meet twice weekly in group seminar, and prepare and participate in weekly conducting labs scheduled with all major University ensembles. prereq: Grad student in conducting or instr consent
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major reference and research materials in musicology and related disciplines, including databases. Historical methods and historiography. Locating and interpreting primary sources of music and archival documents. Developing research strategies for degree papers and theses. Forms of documentation and historical writing. prereq: Undergrad music degree
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 8581 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Analysis and critical readings pertaining to theory of tonal music developed by Heinrich Schenker. Application of his method to representative repertoire from 18th and 19th centuries. Contrapuntal writing modeled after presentation in Schenker's [Counterpoint]. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8550 - Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creation of original musical works in various instrumental and vocal forms; advanced development of writing and realization of musical ideas. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of acoustics, electronic sound generation/manipulation, digital signal processing techniques. Programming languages for digital sound synthesis. Editing software, MIDI applications. prereq: Music grad student or instr consent
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 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
MUS 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed research. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8237 - Score Study: Choral
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of various choral scores ranging from Renaissance through 20th century. Reading of choral and choral/orchestral scores at piano, including scores with C clefs and transposing instrument. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8255 - Choral Literature: Baroque Era to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of sacred and secular choral works. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8299 - Performance in Choral Conducting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and performance of choral conducting recital, with supporting paper. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of musicianship, conducting, rehearsal, and analytical skills. Repertoire, gesture, score study, interpretation, pedagogy, and performance presentation in wind band, orchestral, and choral conducting. Students meet twice weekly in group seminar, and prepare and participate in weekly conducting labs scheduled with all major University ensembles. prereq: Grad student in conducting or instr consent
MUED 8280 - Seminar: Current Trends in Music Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 30.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues/trends in music education: philosophical, historical, psychological, and pedagogical. Course's focus varies, reflecting the dynamic nature of the field. prereq: dept consent
MUED 8284 - Seminar: Research and Scholarly Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Scholarly/professional expectations of music educators and music therapists in academia and other positions of leadership. Writing for a variety of professional purposes/publications. prereq: Doctoral student in music or music education 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
MUS 5275 - Vocal Pedagogy I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced study of mind/body preparations for singing, anatomy, and physiology of the vocal mechanism. Voice use and care, historical and comparative pedagogy, learning theories, models and guidelines for teaching, instructional techniques, and diagnosing and solving vocal problems. prereq: Sr vocal major or instr consent
MUS 5427 - Violin Pedagogy I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Private teaching of violin students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Discussion and demonstrations of pedagogical techniques. prereq: Violin or viola major or instr consent
MUS 5464 - Cello Pedagogy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concentrated study of cello teaching methods. Provides students with the strategies for teaching cello privately, develops analytical skills, and increases knowledge of cello repertoire. For practical application in conjunction with string technique course.
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 5481 - Trumpet Pedagogy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Principles of trumpet pedagogy. Discussion of literature, history, and current teaching aids. prereq: Sr or grad in music or instr consent
MUS 8501 - Music Theory Pedagogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparison of pedagogical philosophies/methods in music theory. Pedagogical literature, practice teaching, curriculum design. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent