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Courses (MUS)

LOWER DIVISION

100. Major Performance Organization (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (3-5 hrs reh.)

A. Concert Band
B. Symphonic Band
C. Wind Symphony
D. Women’s Chorus
E. Forty-Niner Chorus
F. University Choir
G. Chamber Singers
J. Symphony Orchestra

110. Music Forum (1)
Recital attendance and performance on principal instrument or voice. Required of undergraduate music majors each semester, except for semester enrolled in MUS 423A, for maximum of 7 units.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

119. Group Piano for the Non-Major (1)
Beginning level repertoire and technical exercises for dexterity emphasized. Simple chord progressions and basic improvisational skills taught. Knowledge of reading music preferred but not required.
May be repeated to maximum of 2 units. (2 hrs lab)

120A-B. Class Piano (1,1)
Technique, tone production, rhythm, sight-reading, interpretation and keyboard facility.
(2 hrs lab)

122A-B. Class Voice (1-1)
Fundamental techniques of singing, tone production, voice placement, breathing, diction, repertoire, and song interpretation.
(2 hrs lab)

125. Instrumental Methods (1)
Class instruction in applied music and technology. Limited to music majors and minors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hrs lab)

A. Single Reeds/Flute
B. Double Reeds
C. Brass
D. Percussion
E. Strings
F. Guitar
R. Basic Musical Instrument Repair
T. Music Technology

129. Individual Instruction for Music Majors (1)
Open to music majors only. Private lessons in major performance medium. Application must be made to Chair of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration subject to departmental approval.
May be repeated to maximum of 4 units.

A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone

130. Opera (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Performance of excerpts and complete works for lyric theatre; solo and ensemble coaching; intensive language and diction training; preparation and performance of entire role in original language; additional areas include stage management, scheduling, costuming, set construction.
(3 hrs or more lab)

131. Music Theater (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Performance of musical theater works and operas. Additional areas include stage management, scheduling, costuming, and set construction.
(2 hrs reh.)

140. Basic Music Theory (2)
Notation and reading of music. Written, aural and performance experience with scales, intervals,
chords, and melodies. Provides essential background for more advanced courses in music theory.
Course fee required.

141A. Musicianship I (2)
Corequisite: MUS 142A.
Study of basic skills in music reading, ear training, sight-singing, melodic and harmonic dictation. Computer assisted instruction is available.
Course fee required.

141B. Musicianship II (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 141A or satisfactory score on theory placement test. Corequisite: MUS 142B.
Study of skills in music reading, ear training, sight-singing, and melodic and harmonic dictation through modulation and chromatic harmony. Computer assisted instruction is available.
Course fee required.

142A. Harmony I (3)
Corequisite: MUS 141A.
Beginning principles of part-writing, to include modal counterpoint, concepts of chord progression, chord prolongation, and analysis in diatonic and chromatic tonal music.

142B. Harmony II (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 141A & 142A or satisfactory score in theory placement test. Corequisite: MUS 141B.
Principles of part-writing, to include modal counterpoint, concepts of chord progression, chord prolongation, and analysis in diatonic and chromatic tonal music.

160. History of Music: Baroque/Classic (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 190.
Chronological survey of music and musical styles from 1600 to 1750 with selected readings, recordings, and scores for in-depth study. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to others who can read music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

180. Exploring Music (3)
Fundamentals of music and essentials of music listening. Basic performance skills in singing and playing music. Not open for credit to music majors.
Letter grade only (A-F).

190. Listener’s Approach to Music (3)
Prerequisites or corequisites: ENGL 100 or another General Education Foundation course.
Non-technical course open to all students. Materials, forms and styles of music with extensive listening.

200. Chamber Music (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (2 hrs or more rehearsal)

A. Brass Ensemble
B. New Music Ensemble
C. String Ensemble
D. University String Quartet
E. University Wind Quintet
F. University Brass Quintet
G. Piano Ensemble
K. Performance
L. Brass Chamber Music
M. Percussion Ensemble
N. Steel Drum Orchestra
O. Woodwind Chamber Music
P. String Chamber Music
R. Collegium-Vocal
S. Collegium-Instrumental
T. Saxophone Ensemble
U. Directed Accompanying
V. Studio Orchestra
X. World Percussion Group
Y. World/Traditional Music Performance
Z. University Percussion Quartet

201. Jazz Ensemble (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated for maximum of 8 units with different topics in same semester. (3 hours or more rehearsal)

A. Jazz Ensemble I
B. Jazz Ensemble II
C. Jazz Combos
D. Vocal Jazz Ensemble I
E. Vocal Jazz Ensemble II

220A-B. Class Piano (1-1)
Continuation of 120A-B.
(2 hours laboratory.)

229. Individual Instruction for the Music Major (2)
Open to performance majors only.
Private lessons in major performance medium. Application must be made to Chair of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration subject to departmental approval.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units.

A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone

240. Advanced Musicianship (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 141B and 142B or satisfactory score on theory placement test.
Study of advanced skills in ear training and sight singing.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee $15.00.

241. Tonal Counterpoint (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 141B and 142B.
Analysis and writing of canons, two-part inventions, and fugues.

244A. Composition Workshop I (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 141B and 142B and consent of instructor.
Survey of contemporary techniques in composition, music notation and contemporary literature. Short compositions in workshop setting for beginning composers.
Letter grade only (A-F).

244B. Composition Workshop II (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 244A and consent of instructor.
Survey of contemporary techniques in composition, music notation and contemporary literature. Short compositions in workshop setting for beginning composers.
Letter grade only (A-F).

271. Improvisation Techniques I (2)
Basic techniques in improvisation, beginning with simple question and answer phrases and progressing to extended solos. Detailed and applied knowledge of chord progressions.
(1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)

273A. Diction for Singers (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Focus on IPA, International Phonetic Alphabet, and its application in English and Italian. Repertoire focuses on correct pronunciation of art song, choral repertoire, and opera arias.
Letter grade only (A-F).

273B. French Diction for Singers (1)
Prerequisite: MUS 273A.
Focus on mastering application of International Phonetic Alphabet with phonetic transliteration skills to French language. Content focuses on correct pronunciation of art songs, choral repertoire, and opera arias.
Letter grade only (A-F).

273C. German Diction for Singers (1)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A.
Focus on mastering application of International Phonetic Alphabet with phonetic transliteration skills to German language. Content focuses on correct pronunciation of art song, choral repertoire, and opera aria.
Letter grade only (A-F).

277. Keyboard Skills (2)
Open to Music majors only.
Development of basic technical skills at the piano, including sight-reading, harmonization at the keyboard, chord and scale identification, score analysis, and beginning ensemble playing.

290. Popular Music in America (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Artistic and socio-economic influences on popular music in America from 1840 to present. Special consideration of impact on “pop” music of various cultures and ethnic groups within U.S.
Not open for credit to Music majors.

UPPER DIVISION

300. Major Performance Organization (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (3-5 hrs reh.)

A. Concert Band
B. Symphonic Band
C. Wind Symphony
D. Women’s Chorus
E. Forty-Niner Chorus
F. University Choir
G. Chamber Singers
J. Symphony Orchestra
K. Performance

323. Junior Recital (1)
Prerequisite: MUS 241.
Recital of standard literature for solo instrument or voice in performance option of Bachelor of Music degree. Enrollment restricted to music majors passing departmental qualifying examination.

326. Conducting (2)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to principles and techniques of conducting and ensemble organization. Study and interpretation of instrumental and choral repertoire using class as laboratory ensemble.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab).

327. Choral Organization and Rehearsal Techniques (2)
Rehearsal techniques for the choral musician as well as study of audition techniques, choral tone development, diction, and score preparation as well as organization and management of choral programs.

329. Individual Instruction for Music Majors (1)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of departmental Upper Division Screening Exam on applied instrument or voice.
Open to music majors only. Private lessons in major performance medium. Application must be made to chair of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration subject to departmental approval.
May be repeated to maximum of 10 units.

A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone
W. Conducting
X. Composition
Y. Jazz Writing/Arranging

330. Opera (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Performance of excerpts and complete works for lyric theatre: solo and ensemble coaching; intensive language and diction training; preparation and performance of entire role in original language; additional areas include stage management, scheduling, costuming, set construction.
May be repeated to maximum of 4 units, only 2 of which may count toward degree. (3 hrs or more reh.)

331. Music Theater (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Performance of musical theater works and operas. Additional areas include stage management, scheduling, costuming, and set construction.
May be repeated to maximum of 4 units. (2 hrs reh.)

341. Musical Form and Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 241 or consent of instructor.
Intensive analysis of the historical development of form in tonal music from the early Baroque through the early 20th century.

342. Materials of Modern Music (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 341.
Continuation of intensive analysis of representative compositions of 20th Century with emphasis on writing in selected 20th Century styles.

344. Composition (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 244A-B; Corequisite MUS 329X.
Further exploration of contemporary techniques in composition, music aesthetics and contemporary literature.
Letter grade only (A-F).

360. History of Music: Medieval/Renaissance (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 190, 160 or consent of instructor.
Chronological survey of music and musical readings, recordings, and scores for in-depth study. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to others who read music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

363I. Music and the Visual Arts (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing, and one of following courses: MUS 190 or ART 110.
Explores interrelationships between visual arts and music in Western culture by comparing artistic methodologies employed by important visual artists to those employed by important composers of art music from 18th through 20th Centuries.

364I. Music and the Temporal Arts (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing, and one of following courses: MUS 190, DANC 110, THEA 122, or ENGL 180.
Study of interrelationships of temporal arts (works of poets, writers, choreographers, and playwrights) and music of important composers of 18th through 20th Centuries.

370. Introduction to Music Technology (3)
Introduction to principles of sound recording, sound production, sound reinforcement, MIDI, and electronic music.

371. Improvisation Techniques II (2)
Continuation of MUS 271.
(1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)

372. Jazz Harmony and Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 142B.
Basic techniques of writing and analyzing jazz harmony.

374. History of Music: Nineteenth/Twentieth Centuries (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 190, 160 or consent of instructor.
Chronological survey of music and musical styles from 1800 to present, with selected readings, recordings, and scores for in-depth study. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to others who read music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

375. Avant-Garde: Radical Change in Art and Music in the 20th Century (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Examination of major “modern” or avant-garde styles and movements in art and music in Europe and America from about 1900 to present. Course aims not only to characterize these styles and their practitioners but to relate them to major changes in modern society.

382A. Instrumental Ensemble Lab (3)
Prerequisite: Three instrumental methods courses from MUS 125 series.
Examination of organizational procedures for beginning/intermediate band and instructional techniques relating to Grade I-II music literature, investigation of contemporary music methodologies, and experience conducting ensemble class sessions. Performance on secondary instruments is required.

382B. Beginning Jazz Ensemble Lab (1)
Examination of organizational and instructional techniques relating to beginning jazz ensemble performance, as well as performance on secondary instruments and conducting ensemble class sessions.
(2 hrs lab)

385. Children’s Music (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 180.
Introduction to general, vocal, and instrumental musical experiences appropriate for children in grades K-6. Includes participation in singing/listening activities and experience using simple melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic instruments appropriate to age/development of children. Intended for Liberal Studies majors. Others by consent of instructor.

386. Introduction to Music Education (3)
Provides philosophical and pedagogical theory required for design and execution of appropriate music instructional programs at general classroom, middle school, and secondary levels. Includes MIDI, sequencing, and tutorial/managerial software in music classroom/rehearsal setting.
Letter grade only (A-F).

393. Jazz, An American Music (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of 13 unit General Education Foundation requirement and upper division standing.
Course presents development of various musical styles, forms, improvisations, significant musical concepts and major figures in past, present and future of jazz, an American music.

400. Chamber Music (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (2 hrs rehearsal)

A. Brass Ensemble
B. New Music Ensemble
C. String Ensemble
D. University String Quartet
E. University Wind Quintet
F. University Brass Quintet
G. Piano Ensemble
K. Performance
L. Brass Chamber Music
M. Percussion Ensemble
N. Steel Drum Orchestra
O. Woodwind Chamber Music
P. String Chamber Music
R. Collegium-Vocal
S. Collegium-Instremental
T. Saxophone Ensemble
U. Directed Accompaning
V. Studio Orchestra
X. World Percussion Group
Y. World/Traditional Music Performance
Z. University Percussion Quartet

401. Jazz Ensemble (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated for maximum of 8 units with different topics in same semester. (3 hours or more rehearsal)

A. Jazz Ensemble I
B. Jazz Ensemble II
C. Jazz Combos
D. Vocal Jazz Ensemble I
E. Vocal Jazz Ensemble II

411./511. Film Scoring (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 372, 474, or consent of instructor.
Review development of various musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts and problems in creating music for films. Includes film mechanics and emotional and psychological requirements of music underscoring. Students create original music for film cues.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

415./515. Advanced Concepts in Jazz Theory (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 372, 393, 474, or consent of instructor.
Reviews development of musical styles, forms, genres, significant musical concepts and problems. Theoretical work emphasizes detailed study of harmony, form, idioms, combination of idioms, and use of experimental materials. Study will include detailed analysis of major modern jazz artists.
Letter grade only (A-F).

416./516. Pedagogy of Improvisation (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 371, 372, 393, 474, or consent of instructor (students must demonstrate substantial skills in jazz improvisation).
Survey of literature and teaching methodologies associated with jazz improvisation. Information on musical styles and concepts as well as technique, harmony, forms, digital patterns and scales, combination of idioms, use of experimental material, transcriptions, and texts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

417./517. Business of Music (3)
Overview of business and artistic process of music industry. Includes popular music, music and media, operation of retail music stores, and film, theatrical, and concert music. Also includes recent changes in digital recording, broadcasting technology, copyright laws, and legal issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

419./519. Choral Master Class (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Advanced conducting laboratory with emphasis on advanced conducting, vocal, and rehearsal techniques as well as performance practices.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 4 units.

422./522. Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 326 and 327 or consent of instructor.
Choral technique, style, and interpretation; choral schools and composers since 16th century; contemporary secular and sacred choral compositions. Class used as laboratory group.
(1 hr lec, 2 hr lab)

423A. Senior Recital (1)
Prerequisites: MUS 341, 342. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 329 or 429.
Individual recital of standard literature for solo instrument or voice. Enrollment restricted to Music majors passing departmental qualifying examination.
Letter grade only (A-F).

423B. Senior Composition Recital (1)
Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
Individual recital of original music written during composition studies while in program. Enrollment restricted to Bachelor of Music composition majors passing departmental qualifying examination.
Letter grade only (A-F).

423C. Senior Thesis (1)
Prerequisites: MUS 360, 374, 496 and consent of Director of Music History.
In-depth research paper representing systematic study of significant problem, style, or repertory. Finished product must show thorough command of relevant literature, critical thinking and writing, and original approach. Proposal (outline, abstract, and bibliography) must be submitted for topic approval.
Letter grade only (A-F).

423D. Senior Project (1)
Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
Final project or internship with music or arts organization subject to approval of supervising faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F).

424./524. Orchestral Literature: Performance and Styles (2)
Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.
Lecture/Activity class that introduces students to important examples of the standard orchestral repertoire. Students will perform in an orchestral sectional for Brass and/or Woodwinds or strings.
Letter grade only (A-F). Repeatable to 8 units in different semesters.

425./525. Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 326 or consent of instructor.
Principles and techniques of instrumental conducting and organization. Study and interpretation of instrumental literature using class laboratory.
(1 hr lec. 2 hrs lab)

426./526. Vocal Development (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Theory and techniques of teaching voice.

*427. Piano Pedagogy (3)
Study of philosophies, psychology, and piano teaching methods for children, as well as intermediate and advanced level students.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

*428. Seminar in Musical Styles (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 160, 341, 360, 374.
Study development of musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts and problems. For Music majors only.

429. Individual Instruction for Music Majors (2)
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Departmental Upper Division Screening Exam on applied instrument or voice.
Private lessons in major performance medium. Application must be made to chair of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration is subject to departmental approval.
May be repeated to maximum of 10 units.

A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone
W. Conducting
X. Composition

434A./534A. German Song Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, C.
Preparation of German song literature for performance, with coaching in language, musical styles, and vocal and accompanying techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

434B./534B. French Song Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, B.
Preparation of French song literature for performance, with coaching in language, musical styles, and vocal and accompanying techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

436./536. Opera Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273B,C or consent of instructor. Two years of voice study, completion of Department of Music Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (may be waived upon successful completion of 101B level course in French, German, or Italian).
Preparation of varied portfolio of voice-appropriate selections from standard operatic repertoire in English, French, German and Italian. Include translation, lyric diction, ornamentation, tools for role study, rehearsal and audition techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*441. Studies in Musical Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 341, 342.
Intensive individual and class analysis of representative compositions of various periods and styles.

442. Orchestration (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 241.
Range, characteristics, and transpositions of all standard orchestral instruments by writing and/or transcribing music. Preparation and proofreading of scores and parts. Readings of student assignments.

443./543. Advanced Orchestration (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 442.
Techniques of arranging, transcribing, and composing for standard chamber ensembles, chorus and orchestra. Readings of student orchestrations will be included whenever possible.

444. Advanced Composition (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 344, Corequisite: 329X.
Advanced studies in music composition, music aesthetics, and listening methodologies. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

446. Advanced Topics in Listening and Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 344 or consent of instructor.
Study of traditional and contemporary music literature and analytical methods, from structural linear analysis to post-modern listening models. Includes readings in music aesthetics, critical theory, and intensive score analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

447./547. Musical Systems of World (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 342 or consent of instructor.
Open to music majors and minors. Study of theoretical systems (pitch, scales, rhythmic treatment, textures, forms) of selected musical cultures of world.
Letter grade only (A-F).

454./554. School, Society, and Music Education (3)
Historical, in-depth examination of direction and influence of music education within America’s general education curriculum. Focus on how music education has reflected and addressed changing needs of schooling and society from singing school movement and Jeffersonian era to today.
Letter grade only (A-F).

455./555. Computers and Sound (3)
Introduction to software for sound synthesis, sequencing, digital audio, and sound processing. Listening and analysis of contemporary electronic music literature also emphasized. Course culminates in creative composition or research project.
Letter grade only (A-F).

456./556. Sound Design (3)
Introduces students to principles of composition and analysis of electro-acoustic media through application of music software, sampling, digital media, digital signal processing, and psychoacoustics. Culminates in collaborative creative project involving video, web, or live theater.
Letter grade only (A-F).

457./557. Composition with Digital Media (3)
Computer created projects that combine visual media (including web-based), and electronic music. Analysis of interdisciplinary and mixed media works, collaborative work in electronic arts and readings in critical theory and multimedia.
Letter grade only (A-F).

460./566. Studies in Performance Practices (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 160, 360 or consent of instructor.
Surveys issues of historical performance in vocal and instrumental music, focusing on primary sources. Spans various genres and eras.

467./576. Studies in Gender and Music (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 374 or consent of instructor.
Surveys issues surrounding women as musicians (performers and composers), comparative studies of role men and women have played in music, and feminist criticism of music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

468I. Music and Film (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing, and one of following courses: MUS 190, FEA 310, THEA 122, ENGL 180, or ART 110.
Study of interrelationships of dramatic, visual, and musical arts in film, with special emphasis on role of music.

469./569. Music of the Theater (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 374.
History and development of music for stage from 1600 to present, its conventions and styles. Analysis of representative masterworks.

471./571. Studies in Ethnomusicology (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 374 or consent of instructor.
Emphasis on theory and methodology of enthnomusicological study. Investigation of music of particular non-western or popular cultures. For music majors only.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

473./573. Advanced Diction for Singers (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, 273B, or consent of instructor.
Advanced principles of diction and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) applied to lyric Italian, French, German, and English repertoire; intended for Senior and Graduate level vocalists and choral conductors. Special studies possible in other languages.
Letter grade only (A-F).

474./574. Commercial Arranging (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 372 or consent of instructor.
Arranging and scoring of various types of commercial ensembles in styles demanded by contemporary performance practices.

477A-B./577A-B. Piano Accompanying (2-2)
Prerequisite: MUS 277 or consent of instructor.
Instruction and training in techniques of accompanying singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles.
(Lec. 1 hr, act. 3 hrs)

478./578. Musical Instruments of World (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
Open to music majors and minors. Study of origins and history of musical instruments in western and non-western world, with emphasis on cross-cultural influences, iconographical and organological issues, and scientific classification.
Letter grade only (A-F).

480./580. Marching Band Techniques (2)
Marching fundamentals, charting formations, precision drills, parade techniques and half-time pageantry.

482./582. Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques and Literature (3)
Procedures for organization and development of instrumental programs and literature for performing groups.

483A./583A. Choral Repertoire I (2)
Examination of five genres of choral repertoire: Mass, motet, cantata, oratorio, and madrigal. Traditional and contemporary choral repertoire for public school teachers and church choir directors.
Letter grade only (A-F).

483B./583B. Choral Repertoire II (2)
Survey of choral and choral/orchestral works from Renaissance to 20th century.
Letter grade only (A-F).

484. Arranging (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 142B and 125T.
Arranging techniques for choir, band, and orchestra in grades K-12.
Letter grade only (A-F).

485./585. Music for the Elementary Child (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 341
Examination of approaches to developing musical and aesthetic sensitivities in children. Students create vocal, instrumental and listening experiences appropriate for use in grades K-6. Intended for music education majors. Others by consent of instructor.

487./587. Microcomputers and Music Learning (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 125T or consent of instructor.
Music education applications of microcomputers, including: existing instructional software and hardware, administrative applications, criteria for software and hardware selection, MIDI music composition, and contemporary issues and trends.

490. Introduction to Music Cultures (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Music of various world cultures and ethnic groups representative of diversity of United States. Includes music’s function, social organization including age and gender roles, distinctive characteristics, types of instruments, and cultural performance standards.

492A./592A. Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
Survey of evolution of keyboard music including clavichord, harpsichord, piano, and organ from 13th century to Beethoven.

492B./592B. Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
Survey of evolution of keyboard music including clavichord, harpsichord, piano, and organ from Beethoven to present.

493./593. Studies in Instrumental Music (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 374
Seminar in instrumental music spanning at least two epochs of music history and covering at minimum, two of five categories: solo sonata (excluding keyboard), chamber music, orchestral/symphonic, wind ensemble/band, and orchestral/concerto.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

494./594. Music Learning Theory (3)
Investigates research and resulting methodology developed by Dr. Edwin Gordon as to how children learn music, including nature of music aptitude, Music Learning Theory Curriculum, incorporating Music Learning Theory in music classroom and rehearsal settings, and evaluation and assessment of student learning.
Letter grade only (A-F).

*495. Special Topics in Music (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in various fields of music selected for special presentation and development.
Topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

A. Kodaly Concept I: Methodology, Solfege and Conducting
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Corequisite: MUS 495B.
Examination of Kodaly approach to music education with particular emphasis on relevance and application to American music education. Special emphasis is given to sequence of concepts for levels K-3. Includes Solfege, folk song analysis and collection, conducting, games and movement.

B. Kodaly Concept II: Methodology, Solfege and Conducting
Corequisite: 495A.
Examination of Kodaly approach to music education with particular emphasis on relevance and application to American music education. Special emphasis is given to sequence of concepts for levels K-3. Includes Solfege, folk song analysis and collection, conducting, games and movement.

F. Music and Dance Collaboration (3)
Corequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Music and dance students create new works for music and dance. Collaborations may take form of improvisational, semi-improvisational, or through-composed creations developed by two dancers and two musicians working in group setting.

496./696. Research Methods (3)
Principles of research and writing about music, thesis preparation, and citation/bibliographic format. Serves as introduction to graduate study in music. Required of all MA and MM candidates in music.

497. Special Topics in Music Composition (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in field of music composition selected for special presentation and development.
Topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F).

A. Songwriting and Analysis
B. Musical Theater Project
C. Advanced Film Scoring Project
D. Contemporary and Computer Music Notation
E. Composition with Interactive Technologies

*499. Special Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual research or group investigation of selected topics.
May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

GRADUATE LEVEL

500. Major Performance Organization (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (3-5 hrs reh.)

A. Concert Band
B. Symphonic Band
C. Wind Symphony
D. Women’s Chorus
E. Forty-Niner Chorus
F. University Choir
G. Chamber Singers
J. Symphony Orchestra
K. Performance

510. Improvisation Styles and Literature (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 372, 393, 474, or consent of instructor.
Explores various musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts in Jazz Improvisation. Theoretical work emphasizes detailed study of harmonic and linear forms, digital patterns and scales, combination of idioms, patterns, use of experimental material, transcriptions and historic implications.
Letter grade only (A-F).

511./411. Film Scoring (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 372, 474, or consent of instructor.
Review development of various musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts and problems in creating music for films. Includes film mechanics and emotional and psychological requirements of music underscoring. Students create original music for film cues.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

512. Advanced Techniques in Jazz Composition (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 372, 474, or consent of instructor.
Explores musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical techniques and developments in contemporary jazz composition. Will include study of major contemporary jazz works with writing assignments based on those styles.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

513. History and Analysis of Jazz Styles (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 372, 393, or consent of instructor.
Explores development of various musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts and problems in Jazz History.
Letter grade only (A-F).

515./415. Advanced Concepts in Jazz Theory (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 372, 393, 474, or consent of instructor.
Reviews development of musical styles, forms, genres, significant musical concepts and problems. Theoretical work emphasizes detailed study of harmony, form, idioms, combination of idioms, and use of experimental materials. Study will include detailed analysis of major modern jazz artists.
Letter grade only (A-F).

516./416. Pedagogy of Improvisation (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 371, 372, 393, 474, or consent of instructor (students must demonstrate substantial skills in jazz improvisation).
Survey of literature and teaching methodologies associated with jazz improvisation. Information on musical styles and concepts as well as technique, harmony, forms, digital patterns and scales, combination of idioms, use of experimental material, transcriptions, and texts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

517./417. Business of Music (3)
Overview of business and artistic process of music industry. Includes popular music, music and media, operation of retail music stores, and film, theatrical, and concert music. Also includes recent changes in digital recording, broadcasting technology, copyright laws, and legal issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

519./419. Choral Master Class (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced conducting laboratory with emphasis on advanced conducting, vocal, and rehearsal techniques as well as performance practices.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units.

520. Graduate Conducting Seminar (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced baton technique, interpretation, securing proper sound, organizing routine, and program making.
Letter grade only (A-F).

522./422. Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 326 and 327 or consent of instructor.
Choral technique, style, and interpretation; choral schools and composers since 16th century; contemporary secular and sacred choral compositions. Class used as laboratory group.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hr lec., 2 hrs lab)

524./424. Orchestral Literature: Performance and Styles (2)
Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.
Lecture/Activity class that introduces students to important examples of the standard orchestral repertoire. Students will perform in an orchestral sectional for Brass and/or Woodwinds or strings.
Letter grade only (A-F). Repeatable to 8 units in different semesters.

525./425. Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 326 or consent of instructor.
Principles and techniques of instrumental conducting and organization. Study and interpretation of instrumental literature using class laboratory.
(1 hr lec. 2 hrs lab)

526./426. Vocal Development (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Theory and techniques of teaching voice.
Letter grade only (A-F).

529. Individual Instruction for Music Majors (1)
Open to graduate students in music only. Private lessons in major performance medium. Application must be made to Graduate Advisor of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration is subject to departmental approval.
May be repeated to maximum of 10 units.

A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone
W. Conducting
X. Composition
Y. Jazz Writing/Arranging

530. Opera (1)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Performance of excerpts and complete works for lyric theatre; solo and ensemble coaching; intensive language and diction training; preparation and performance of entire role in original language; additional areas include stage management, scheduling, costuming, set construction.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 4 units. (3 hrs or more reh.)

531. Music Theater (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Performance of musical theater works and operas. Include stage management, scheduling, costuming, and set construction.
(2 hrs reh.)

534A./434A. German Song Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, C.
Preparation of German song literature for performance, with coaching in language, musical styles, as well as vocal and accompanying techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

534B./434B. French Song Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, B.
Preparation of French song literature for performance, with coaching in language, musical styles, as well as vocal and accompanying techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

536./436. Opera Repertoire (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273B,C or consent of instructor.
Preparation of varied portfolio of voice-appropriate selections from standard operatic repertoire in English, French, German and Italian. Include translation, lyric diction, ornamentation, tools for role study, rehearsal and audition techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hrs lab)

540. Music Theory Pedagogy (3)
Prerequisites: Placement in MUS 541 based on Graduate Theory Placement Exam, or successful completion of MUS 441.
Survey of curricular options, analysis goals, written-and aural-skills concerns, and general pedagogical philosophies in teaching of music theory. Study role context-based goals and objectives in determining teaching and assessment materials. Examination of reciprocal relationship between thinking and listening.
Letter grade only (A-F).

541. Seminar in Musical Analysis (3)
Analysis of forms and techniques of musical compositions in various genres and styles.
May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

542. Seminar in Advanced Musical Analysis (3)
Advanced analysis in variable topics of forms and techniques of musical compositions.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

543./443. Advanced Orchestration (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 442.
Techniques of arranging, transcribing, and composing for standard chamber ensembles, chorus and orchestra. Readings of student orchestrations will be included whenever possible.

544. Graduate Composition I (2)
Corequisite: MUS 529X.
Study of contemporary techniques in composition, music aesthetics, and contemporary literature.
Letter grade only (A-F).

545. Graduate Composition II (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 544. Corequisite: MUS 529X.
Advanced studies in musical composition, music aesthetics, and listening methodologies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course may be repeated to maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

547./447. Musical Systems of World (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 342 or consent of instructor.
Open to music majors and minors. Study of theoretical systems (pitch, scales, rhythmic treatment, textures, forms) of selected musical cultures of world.
Letter grade only (A-F).

554./454. School, Society, and Music Education (3)
Historical, in-depth examination of direction and influence of music education within America’s general education curriculum. Focus on how music education has reflected and addressed changing needs of schooling and society from singing school movement and Jeffersonian era to today.
Letter grade only (A-F).

555./455. Computers and Sound (3)
Introduces students to music software for sound synthesis, sequencing, digital audio, and sound processing. Listening and analysis of contemporary electronic music literature is also emphasized. Course culminates in creative composition or research project.
Letter grade only (A-F).

556./456. Sound Design (3)
Introduces students to principles of composition and analysis of electro-acoustic media through application of music software, sampling, digital media, digital signal processing, and psychoacoustics. Course culminates in collaborative creative project involving video, web, or live theater.
Letter grade only (A–F).

557./457. Composition with Digital Media (3)
Computer created projects that combine visual media (including web-based), and electronic music. Analysis of interdisciplinary and mixed media works, collaborative work in electronic arts and readings in critical theory and multimedia.
Letter grade only (A-F).

561. Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 360, or consent of instructor.
Topics in development of musical styles and genres from Gregorian Chant through late sixteenth-century sacred and secular polyphony.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

562. Seminar In Baroque Music (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 341, 360, or consent of instructor.
Stylistic analysis and inquiry into cultural background of composers and genres.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

563. Seminar In Classical Music (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 341, 360, or consent of instructor.
Music from Rococo to end of eighteenth century. Philosophical attitudes in relation to musical styles.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

564. Seminar in Romantic Music (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 342, 374 or consent of instructor.
Music from Beethoven to end of nineteenth century.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

565. Seminar In 20th-Century Music (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 342, 374, or consent of instructor.
Stylistic analysis and music; aesthetic and socioeconomic problems of contemporary music; survey of new music.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

566./460. Studies in Performance Practices (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 160, 360 or consent of instructor.
Surveys issues of historical performance in vocal and instrumental music, focusing on primary sources. Spans various genres and eras.
Letter grade only (A-F).

569./469. Music of the Theater (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 374.
History and development of music for stage from 1600 to present, its conventions and styles. Analysis of representative masterworks.
Letter grade only (A-F).

571./471. Studies in Ethnomusicology (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 374 or consent of instructor.
Emphasis on theory and methodology of enthnomusicological study. Investigation of music of particular non-western or popular cultures. For music majors only.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

573./473. Advanced Diction for Singers (2)
Prerequisites: MUS 273A, 273B, or consent of instructor.
Advanced principles of diction and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) applied to lyric Italian, French, German, and English repertoire; intended for Senior and Graduate level vocalists and choral conductors. Special studies possible in other languages.
Letter grade only (A-F).

574./474. Commercial Arranging (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 372 or consent of instructor.
Arranging and scoring for various types of commercial ensembles in styles demanded by contemporary performance practices.
Letter grade only (A-F).

575. Studies in Choral Music (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Studies in research techniques for choral musicians and exploration of choral masterworks including score preparation, performance practice considerations, and historical investigation. Rehearsal techniques and principles and procedures necessary to effective choral teaching also examined.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

576./467. Studies in Gender and Music (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 374 or consent of instructor.
Surveys issues surrounding women as musicians (performers and composers), comparative studies of role men and women have played in music, and feminist criticism of music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

577A-B./477A-B. Piano Accompanying (2-2)
Prerequisite: MUS 277 or consent of instructor.
Instruction and training in art and techniques of accompanying for singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles.
Letter grade only (A-F).

578./478. Musical Instruments of World (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
Open to music majors and minors. Study of origins and history of musical instruments in western and non-western world, with emphasis on cross-cultural influences, iconographical and organological issues, and scientific classification.
Letter grade only (A-F).

580./480. Marching Band Techniques (2)
Marching fundamentals, charting, formations, precision drills, parade techniques and half-time pageantry.
Letter grade only (A-F).

581. Foundations of Music Education (3)
Open to graduate music majors only. Survey of contemporary aesthetic, philosophical, psychological and sociological trends in music education.
Letter grade only (A-F).

582./482. Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques and Literature (3)
Procedures for organization and development of instrumental programs and literature for performing groups.
Letter grade only (A-F).

583A./483A. Choral Repertoire I (2)
Examination of five genres of choral repertoire: Mass, motet, cantata, oratorio, and madrigal. Traditional and contemporary choral repertoire for public school teachers and church choir directors.
Letter grade only (A-F).

583B./483B. Choral Repertoire II (2)
Survey of choral and choral/orchestral works from Renaissance to 20th century.
Letter grade only (A-F).

585./485. Music for Elementary Child (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 341
Examination of approaches to developing musical and aesthetic sensitivities in children. Students create vocal, instrumental and listening experiences appropriate for use in grades K-6. Intended for music education majors. Others by consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F).

587./487. Microcomputers in Music Learning (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 125T or consent of instructor.
Music Education applications of microcomputers, including: existing instructional software and hardware, administrative applications, criteria for software and hardware selection, MIDI music composition, and contemporary issues and trends.
Letter grade only (A-F).

588. Quantitative Issues and Research in Music Education (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 581.
Assessment and curriculum development; appropriate techniques and existing tools for measurement and evaluation of musical behavior; survey and critical analysis of research, especially quantitative, in areas relevant to music education. Design research project appropriate to field.
Letter grade only (A-F).

592A./492A. Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
Survey of evolution of keyboard music including clavichord, harpsichord, piano, and organ from 13th century to Beethoven.

592B./492B. Studies in Keyboard Music (2)
Prerequisite: MUS 360 or consent of instructor.
Survey of evolution of keyboard music including clavichord, harpsichord, piano, and organ from Beethoven to present.

593./493. Studies in Instrumental Music (3)
Prerequisite: MUS 374.
Seminar in instrumental music spanning at least two epochs of music history and covering at minimum, two of five categories: solo sonata (excluding keyboard), chamber music, orchestral/symphonic, wind ensemble/band, and orchestral/concerto.
Letter grade only (A-F).

594./494. Music Learning Theory (3)
Investigates research and resulting methodology developed by Dr. Edwin Gordon as to how children learn music, including nature of music aptitude, Music Learning Theory Curriculum, incorporating Music Learning Theory in music classroom/rehearsal settings, and evaluation/assessment of student learning.
Letter grade only (A-F).

595. Special Topics in Music (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of Graduate Advisor and instructor.
Topics of current interest in various fields of music selected for special presentation and development.
Topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

A. Kodaly Concept I: Methodology, Solfege and Conducting
  Corequisite: Consent of Instructor, MUS 595B must be taken concurrently.
   Examination of Kodaly approach to music education with particular emphasis on relevance and application to American music education. Special emphasis is given to sequence of concepts for levels K-3. Includes Solfege, folk song analysis and collection, conducting, games and movement.

B. Kodaly Concept II: Methodology, Solfege and Conducting
  Corequisite: 595A.
  Examination of Kodaly approach to music education with particular emphasis on relevance and application to American music education. Special emphasis is given to sequence of concepts for levels K-3. Includes Solfege, folk song analysis and collection, conducting, games and movement.

F. Music and Dance Collaboration
  Corequisite: Consent of Instructor.
  Music and dance students create new works for music and dance. Collaborations may take form of improvisational, semi-improvisational, or through-composed creations developed by two dancers and two musicians working in group setting.

597./497. Special Topics in Music Composition (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of Graduate Advisor and instructor.
Topics of current interest in various fields of music selected for special presentation and development.
Topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F).

A. Songwriting and Analysis
B. Musical Theater Project
C. Advanced Film Scoring Project
D. Contemporary and Computer Music Notation
E. Internet Connectivity and Publishing
F. Musical Interactivity

598. Teaching Music in the University (1)
Prerequisite: position as TA or GA in Department of Music or consent of instructor.
Seminar on teaching methods, goals, and objectives; covers regulations and responsibilities; preparation of course materials; assessment and evaluation tools; technology in classroom.
Required of first-term TAs and GAs with teaching responsibilities.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 3 units.

599. Special Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of Graduate Advisor and instructor.
Individual research or group investigation of selected topics.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units of credit.

600. Chamber Music (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 8 units. (2 hrs reh.)

A. Brass Ensemble
B. New Music Ensemble
C. String Ensemble
D. University String Quartet
E. University Wind Quintet
F. University Brass Quintet
G. Piano Ensemble
K. Performance
L. Brass Chamber Music
M. Percussion Ensemble
N. Steel Drum Orchestra
O. Woodwind Chamber Music
P. String Chamber Music
R. Collegium-Vocal
S. Collegium-Instrumental
T. Saxophone Ensemble
U. Directed Accompaning
V. Studio Orchestra
X. World Percussion Group
Y. World/Traditional Music Performance
Z. University Percussion Quartet

601. Jazz Ensemble (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
May be repeated for maximum of 8 units with different topics in same semester. (3 hrs or more reh.)
A. Jazz Ensemble I
B. Jazz Ensemble II
C. Jazz Combos
D. Vocal Jazz Ensemble I
E. Vocal Jazz Ensemble II

629. Individual Instruction for Music Majors (2)
Open to graduate students in music only. Private lessons in their major performance medium. Application must be made to Graduate Advisor of Department of Music during semester prior to registration. Registration is subject to departmental approval.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 12 units credit.

A. Baritone/Tuba
B. French Horn
C. Trombone
D. Trumpet
E. Harpsichord
F. Organ
G. Piano
J. Percussion
K. Double Bass
L. Cello
M. Viola
N. Violin
O. Guitar
P. Harp
Q. Voice
R. Bassoon
S. Clarinet
T. Flute
U. Oboe
V. Saxophone
W. Conducting
X. Composition

640. Seminar in Music Theory (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 541 or 542 and consent of instructor.
Intensive seminar focusing on analytical and theoretical issues in music. May center on individual composer, theoretical technique, or history of theory.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to maximum of 6 units of degree credit.

645. Seminar in Advanced Composition (3)
Prerequisites: MUS 344A-B, 443, or equivalent.
Free composition in more extended forms for various combinations of instruments including full orchestra and band.
Letter grade only (A-F).

680. Seminar in Instrumental Music Teaching (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Principles, procedures, and materials used in teaching instrumental music in public schools. Special attention given to methods and materials used in instrument classes.
Letter grade only (A-F).

696./496. Research Methods (3)
Principles of research and writing about music, thesis preparation, and citation/bibliographic format. Serves as introduction to graduate study in music. Required of all MA and MM candidates in music.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis or Project (1-6)
Prerequisite: Advancement to Candidacy and consent of Director of Music History
Planning, preparation, research, and completion of recital/project report or thesis. Enrollment limited to graduate candidates who have passed qualifying examination for their program and who have approved project/thesis proposal.
Letter grade only (A-F).