Music

MUS 020. Recital Attendance (0.00 unit; Roden)
A graduation requirement. Candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree and the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music are required to attend recitals and concerts programmed by the Department of Music. The Recital Attendance Policy is described in the Music Department Student Handbook. F, S.

MUS 105. Appreciation of Music Literature (Gamso, Roden, Staff)
The great composers and some of their masterpieces, assisting non-majors in finding pleasure and enjoyment in music and in understanding the influence of music on contemporary life. Non-music majors only. F, S. (Group IV)

MUS 108. Introduction to Music Education (Edwards)
(Alternate years, offered 2017)
This course will provide an introduction to the basic principles and practices of music education (e.g., history, philosophy, types of school programs, and organization of instruction). Reading and writing skills will be developed by reviewing current practices in music education pedagogy and performance (e.g., teacher observations, trade journals, online resources, and conference publications). The assignments and discussions in this course will provide opportunities for students to critically consider the issues related to their personal development as music teachers. F.

MUS 109. Survey of Music Literature for Majors (Roden)
This course provides a foundation for understanding the musical chronology and repertoire of the Western classical tradition as well as introducing basic methods of analysis in representative genres. Emphasis is also placed on developing familiarity with important reference tools for study in the discipline. Required for all B.A. and B.M. music majors during the second semester of the freshman year, also open to music minors. Prerequisite: MUS 110, 155. S.

MUS 110. Fundamentals of Music Theory (0.50 unit; Chiou)
A basic course introducing the materials of music—notation, intervals, rhythm and meter, scales, key signatures, triads and seventh chords, Roman numerals and figured bass; introduction to counterpoint. Both written and aural skills are emphasized. All students taking MUS 110 are expected to be familiar with the topography of the piano keyboard (i.e., layout of black and white keys and their names) and have at least basic competency reading treble and bass clefs. Fluency in at least one of the clefs is highly recommended. 1st half of the semester. F.

MUS 116. Class Piano I (0.25 unit; Kaneda)
Beginning level for music majors preparing to meet proficiency requirement in functional piano. Major and minor scales, arpeggios, and repertoire. Practical experience in sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and accompanying. Open to B.M. and B.A. music majors only. F.

MUS 117. Class Piano II (0.25 unit; Kaneda)
Continuation. Beginning level for music majors preparing to meet proficiency requirement in functional piano. Major and minor scales, arpeggios, and repertoire. Practical experience in sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and accompanying. Open to B.M. and B.A. music majors only. Prerequisite: S in MUS 116. S.

MUS 155. Music Theory I (0.50 unit; Chiou, Jolley)
Beginning of basic theory sequence, covering both theory and aural skills. Theory: diatonic functions and Roman numeral analysis with the tonic, dominant, subdominant, and supertonic triads; principles of four-part voice leading; inverted triads; monochord tones. Harmonic concepts are exercised through score analysis and guided part writing and basic composition exercises. Aural skills: sight reading and dictation of diatonic melodies in the major and minor modes; rhythmic dictation; basic harmonic dictation. Prerequisite: minimum a grade of C- in MUS 110 or by examination. Second half of semester. F.

MUS 156. Music Theory II (Chiou, Jolley)
Continuation of basic theory sequence, covering both theory and aural skills. Theory: the dominant seventh and its inversions; all other diatonic triads and seventh chords; cadences; harmonic rhythm; harmonic sequences; secondary dominants. Aural skills: sight singing and dictation of melodies with larger intervals; alto and tenor clefs; basic chromaticism; longer harmonic dictation, including applied chords. Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in MUS 155. S.

MUS 216. Class Piano III (0.25 unit; Kaneda)
Continuation. Intermediate level for music majors preparing to meet proficiency level in functional piano. Major and minor scales, arpeggios, and repertoire. Further experience in sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and accompanying. Open to B.M. and B.A. music majors only. Prerequisite: S in MUS 117. F.

MUS 217. Class Piano IV (0.25 unit; Kaneda)
Continuation. Intermediate level for music majors preparing to meet proficiency requirement in functional piano. Major and minor scales, arpeggios, and repertoire. Further experience in sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and accompanying. Open to B.M. or B.A. music majors only. Prerequisite: S in MUS 216. S.

MUS 229. Introduction to Electronic Music Composition (Jolley)
This course will teach the early history of electronic music, analog synthesis and instruments, digital synthesis and computer music, and electronic music repertoire. The student will also learn how to operate a digital audio editor using Audacity, and the student will create a simple synthesizer using Pure Data Extended (Pd-extended), a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing, and the MaKey MaKey, a simple pre-programmed Arduino board. S. (Group IV)

MUS 230. Conducting I (0.50 unit; Edwards)
Development of basic skills in conducting and score analysis. Required of all B.M. majors. Prerequisite: MUS 156 for music majors or consent of instructor for non-majors. F.

MUS 231. Conducting II (0.50 unit; Griffin, Hiester)
Continuation. Further development of conducting techniques and study of rehearsal skills and score analysis. Students will specialize in either vocal or instrumental ensemble conducting. Prerequisite: MUS 230. S.

MUS 232. Keyboard Techniques I (0.25 unit; Staff)
Required of all Bachelor of Music keyboard majors. Development of keyboard skills through the study of score reading, transposition, sight-reading, modulation, harmonic reduction and figured bass, practice techniques, and memory development. F.

MUS 233. Keyboard Techniques II (0.25 unit; Staff)
Continuation. Development of keyboard skills through the study of score reading, transposition, sight-reading, modulation, harmonic reduction and figured bass, practice techniques, and memory development. Prerequisite: MUS 232. S.

MUS 235. Diction for Singers I (0.50 unit; Whitehead)
(Alternate years. Offered 2015-2016)
An introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet and to principles utilized in a singing pronunciation of English and Italian. Prerequisite: Bachelor of Music voice major or Bachelor of Arts applied voice major. Others only by consent of instructor. Does not fulfill a University foreign language requirement. F.

MUS 236. Diction for Singers II (0.50 unit; Whitehead)
(Alternate years. Offered 2015-2016)
Continuation. Introduces principles utilized in a singing pronunciation of French and German and the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet appropriate to these two languages. Prerequisite: MUS 235. Does not fulfill a University foreign language requirement. S.

MUS 240. Voice Methods (0.25 unit; Whitehead)
For the instrumental music education major, fundamentals of singing, voice production, diction, and pedagogical skills in class voice instruction. F.

MUS 241. Brass Instrumental Methods (0.50 unit; Griffin)
MUS 243. Percussion Instrumental Methods (0.50 unit; Burdett)
MUS 245. String Instrumental Methods (0.50 unit; Staff)
MUS 247. Woodwind Instrumental Methods (0.50 unit; Gamso)

Each course in the sequence MUS 241 - MUS 247 is designed to meet the professional needs for teaching in that instrumental family. Performance, pedagogical, and maintenance skills on brass, percussion, stringed, or woodwind instruments are emphasized. Demonstrated competence is expected in performance by meeting a pre-determined level on specified instruments within each family and in pedagogy through completing supervised private and group instruction in a class setting. F, S.

MUS 255. Music Theory III (Chiou)
Continuation of basic theory sequence. Theory: secondary leading-tone chords; pivot-chord modulation; modal mixture; phrase structure; simple and rounded binary forms, ternary form; introduction to larger forms (sonata, rondo). Aural skills: sight singing and dictation of chromatic melodies; longer harmonic dictation; modulation to closely related keys. Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in MUS 156. F.

MUS 256. Music Theory IV (Yip)
Continuation. Harmonic progression utilizing the Neapolitan sixth, augmented sixth chords, and other chromatic chords; harmonization of figured bass lines, unfigured basses, and melodies; harmonic analysis; structural analysis of larger classic forms; composition of original phrases and periods in chorale style; introduction to techniques employed after Common Practice; sight singing; dictation of appropriate melodies, harmonic exercises, and rhythmic patterns. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in MUS 255. S.

MUS 344. Choral Techniques (0.50 unit; Hiester)
(Alternate years. Offered 2014-2015)
The general pedagogical and administrative skills necessary for teaching choral music in a high school. Pedagogical skills include diction, managing choral performance groups, conducting, vocal auditions, and program building. Administrative skills are budgeting, procurement of classroom equipment, and music selection. F.

MUS 347. History of Jazz (Gamso)
The social, musical, and historical background of jazz styles from their origins to the present. The influence of society upon jazz and the influence of jazz upon other musical styles of the 20th Century. Emphasis is on aural recognition and identification of jazz styles. S. (Group IV, Diversity)

MUS 348. Music in World Cultures (Roden)
(Alternate years. Offered 2015-2016)
Major music cultures of the non-western world are studied. Emphasis is placed upon the traditional music of Africa, the Arab World, India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. The student approaches the course through lectures, a listening program, films, and performance groups. Observations are made of the relationships of music with drama, dance, and society in general. Open to all students. S. (Group IV, Diversity)

MUS 355. Form and Analysis (Chiou)
(Alternate years. Offered 2015-2016)
An advanced course in music analysis covering in greater detail concepts introduced in the basic theory sequence. Topics include binary and ternary forms, sonata, rondo, concerto, and variation forms; 19th-century chromaticism and 20th-century harmonic techniques. Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in MUS 256 or permission of instructor. F.

MUS 356. Instrumentation and Orchestration (Jolley)
(Alternate years. Offered 2015-2016)
This course will give the student a working knowledge of each orchestral instrument for practical applications such as arranging, composing, and general scoring. It will discuss the peculiarities (methods of sound production, ranges, timbre, etc.) of the various instruments. It will also explore how to make quality decision in combining these instruments so that they can work together as a unified whole. Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in MUS 256 or permission of instructor. F.

MUS 357. Music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque (Roden)
Survey of European music to 1750. Prerequisite: music major or permission of instructor. F.

MUS 358. Music of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Roden)
Survey from 1750 to 1900. Prerequisite: MUS 357 or permission of instructor. S.

MUS 359. Music of the 20th Century (Roden)
The principal musical styles from 1900 to the present. Prerequisite: MU 358 or permission of instructor. F.

MUS 363. Teaching Music: Elementary (0.50 unit, Edwards)
A course designed to teach early childhood education majors the basic principles of music and the skills to be used in teaching children (PreK-3) music. Developing a singing voice, playing social/classroom instruments, music reading, movement, and listening are stressed. Required of all elementary education majors. Prerequisite: EDUC 251. Also listed as EDUC 363. S.

MUS 373. Elementary Music Methods (Edwards)
The psychology and principles of teaching in the elementary and middle schools (PreK-8); a critical evaluation of available materials and current methods, both vocal and instrumental procedures being stressed. Each student participates in two laboratory situations per week. Prerequisite: EDUC 251. Note: Music education majors should apply and be admitted to the teacher education program before taking MUS 373. S.

MUS 374. Secondary Music Methods (Edwards)
The psychology and principles of teaching in the middle and high schools (6-12); a critical evaluation of available materials and current methods, both vocal and instrumental procedures being stressed. Each student participates in two laboratory situations per week. Prerequisites: MUS 373 and EDUC 251. Note: Music education majors should have been admitted to the teacher education program before taking MUS 374. F.

MUS 490. Independent Study (Staff)
Music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 491. Directed Readings (Staff)
Music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 499. Seminar (Staff)

MUSP 001. Choral Art Society (0.25 unit; Hiester)
MUSP 002. Symphonic Wind Ensemble (0.25 unit; Griffin)
MUSP 003. Jazz Band (0.25 unit; Griffin)
MUSP 005. Chamber Orchestra (0.25 unit; Staff)
MUSP 006. String Ensemble (0.13 unit; Niwa)
MUSP 007. Brass Ensemble (0.13 unit; Griffin)
MUSP 008. Woodwind Ensemble (0.13 unit; Gamso)
MUSP 009. Percussion Ensemble (0.13 unit; Burdett)
MUSP 011. Opera Theater (0.25 unit; Hiester)
MUSP 012. Piano Accompanying/Ensemble (0.25 unit; Staff)
Study and performance of piano accompaniment and chamber music literature with emphasis on the pianist’s role in various types of ensemble situations. Two semesters of Piano Accompanying are required of all B.M. piano majors; others by permission of instructor.

MUSP 013. Piano Accompanying/Recital Accompanying (0.25 unit; Staff)
Open to piano majors and other qualified keyboard students who are accompanying junior and senior recitals. Course must be taken in conjunction with applied piano and with the respective piano instructor. Consent of instructor required.

MUSP 014. Chamber Singers (0.13 unit; Hiester)
MUSP 015. Guitar Ensemble (0.13 unit; Burleson)
MUSP 016. Jazz Combo (0.13 unit; Griffin)