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MUSM 100. Introduction to Musical Concepts

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: An introductory study of the language and basic concepts of music. (Not applicable for credit towards a music major/minor program.)
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


MUSM 101. Theory I

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Western diatonic voice leading and harmonic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Prerequisites: MUSM 100
Corequisites: MUSM 111
Semester Offered: Spring


MUSM 111. Musicianship 1

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Active analysis, creation and performance of music, including major tonality in simple and compound meters.
Corequisites: MUSM 101
Semester Offered: Spring


MUSM 123. Experiencing Live Music

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The nature of music through live performances and through lectures and discussions relating to these performances. The listening will include live performances in class, on campus and in the community.
Semester Offered:
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


MUSM 125. Music in World Culture (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Music and its function non-Western countries and various Western folk traditions. Listener's point of view. Oceania, East and Southeast Asia, India, Africa (and some American folk traditions). No previous musical experience required.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS| GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


MUSM 126. History of Rock and Roll Music

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: American musical styles including rhythm and blues, rock and roll, country, folk and rock in historical and cultural perspective.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


MUSM 202. Theory II

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Western chromatic voice leading and harmonic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the analysis of basic large-scale formal structures.
Prerequisites: MUSM 101
Corequisites: MUSM 205, MUSM 212
Semester Offered: Fall


MUSM 205. Introduction to Music Technology

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Introduction to pedagogical and creative applications of computer-based music technology, and development of the skills necessary to further explore music technologies.
Corequisites: MUSM 202
Semester Offered: Fall


MUSM 212. Musicianship 2

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Continuation of Musicianship 1, adding minor tonality and more advanced rhythms.
Corequisites: MUSM 202
Semester Offered: Fall


MUSM 229. Jazz History

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Jazz music, musicians and the society that created them with emphasis on their relationship to rock and roll and jazz/rock fusion.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


MUSM 301. Composition

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Writing original compositions through practice and examination of music. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


MUSM 303. Theory III

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Advanced Western chromatic voice leading and harmonic practices of the common practice and post-romantic periods, and large-scale formal and structural principles in tonal music.
Prerequisites: MUSM 202, MUSM 212
Corequisites: MUSM 213, MUSM 321
Semester Offered: Spring


MUSM 304. Theory IV

Credits: 3 View Details
Description:
Semester Offered: Fall


MUSM 313. Musicianship 3

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Continuation of Musicianship 2, adding chromaticism and advanced rhythms and meters.
Corequisites: MUSM 203
Semester Offered: Spring


MUSM 325. Topics in Musical Study

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Variable topics in musical study. Designed for students wishing an elective in music. May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


MUSM 351. History of Western Music to 1750

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical survey of western and non-western music from ancient Greece to 1750.
Prerequisites: MUSM 202
Semester Offered: Spring


MUSM 352. History of Western Music from 1750-1900

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical survey of western music history from 1750-1900.
Prerequisites: MUSM 202
Semester Offered: Fall


MUSM 353. History of Music Since 1900

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Historical survey of western and non-western music from 1900 to present.
Prerequisites: MUSM 304
Semester Offered: Spring


MUSM 402. Orchestration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles and methods of writing and arranging music for instrumental and vocal ensembles. Instruments of the orchestra, the human voice, Western music literature and arranging for various combinations of instruments.
Prerequisites: MUSM 204
Semester Offered: DEMAND


MUSM 403. Counterpoint

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examination and application of contrapuntal practices of Western music of the 16th - 21st centuries.
Prerequisites: MUSM 203
Semester Offered: DEMAND


MUSM 404. Pedagogy of Music Theory

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Western music theory and pedagogic methodology.
Prerequisites: MUSM 304
Semester Offered: Even Fall


MUSM 421. Instrumental Literature

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Literature for solo, ensemble and chamber music performance by a specific instrument.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


MUSM 423. Jazz Harmony

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Jazz harmony and its application in 20th century practices.
Prerequisites: MUSM 302
Semester Offered: DEMAND


MUSM 433. Electronic Sound

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Development of audio recording and editing skills using portable digital recorders and in the studio. Sound-art projects reflecting different styles of fixed-media electroacoustic art based on recorded sound. History and literature of electroacoustic music.
Semester Offered: Fall


MUSM 434. Digital Sound, Synthesis and Composition

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Create and work with digitally synthesized sound. Sound-art projects reflecting different styles of fixed-media and real-time electroacoustic art based on synthesized sound. Introduction to history and literature of electroacoustic music featuring synthesized and digital sound.
Semester Offered: Spring


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