Courses

MUSC 275 - Instrumental Conducting
2 Credit Hours

Techniques of organizing and conducting band and orchestra; principles of interpretation, score reading; practice conducting.
Prerequisites: MUSC 102
Other: Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 101 - Basic Musicianship I
4 Credit Hours

Review of mechanics and music fundamentals. An integrated study of basic musical units through development of individual skills in music listening, performance, composition, analysis and criticism, incorporating the principles of comprehensive musicianship. With MUSC 101L - Sight Singing, Harmonization and Aural Skills as a component, training includes elementary aural perception, sight singing, dictation, and rhythmic exercises, using traditional classroom teaching methods as well as computer software.
Other: Meets four hours per week.
MUSC 102 - Basic Musicianship II
4 Credit Hours

Continuation of MUSC 101. Emphasis on four-part writing, non chord tones, key and function, with analysis and compositional exercises based on shorter musical works
Prerequisites: A grade of C (2.0) or better in MUSC 101.
Other: Meets four hours per week.
MUSC 105 - Materials of Music
1 Credit Hours

Exploration of the basic elements of musical language, providing students skills needed to become effective musicians. Emphasis on improving familiarity with and understanding of rhythm and notation.
MUSC 108 - Music and Listening: An Introduction
1 Credit Hours

A course for first-semester music majors, designed to acquaint them with the standard concert repertoire through guided and assigned listening.
MUSC 110 - Diction
2 Credit Hours

An introduction to French, German, English, and Italian diction emphasizing the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Other: Required in freshman year of all voice majors.
MUSC 115 - Voice for Musical Theatre
2 Credit Hours

A non-voice majors? basic course in vocal performance for the stage. Topics include diction and presentation, increasing projection and vocal range; how to choose, practice, and ?sell? a song; historical overview of the musical, auditioning techniques, basic music reading. Recommended for students in dramatic arts.
MUSC 145 - Percussion Instruments
1 Credit Hours

Class instruction in the various instruments of the percussion family. Limited to music majors and minors.
Other: Two periods weekly.
MUSC 149 - Ensemble
1 Credit Hours

Study and performance of works for choral or instrumental groups, including Concert Chorale, Wesleyan Singers, Concentus Vocum, Opera Workshop, various instrumental ensembles, Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band.
Other: A maximum of eight ensemble credits may count toward graduation for all students except music majors, who may count only four.
MUSC 151 - Baritone Horn, Tuba
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 152 - Bassoon
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 153 - Cello, String Bass
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 154 - Clarinet
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 155 - Cornet-Trumpet
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 156 - Flute, Piccolo
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 157 - French Horn
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 158 - Guitar, Bass Guitar
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 160 - Organ
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 161 - Percussion
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 162 - Piano
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 163 - Piano Class
1 Credit Hours

MUSC 164 - Saxophone
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 165 - Trombone
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 167 - Voice
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 182 - Violin, Viola
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 201 - Advanced Musicianship I
5 Credit Hours

Continuation of MUSC 102. Intensive analysis of complete movements and larger forms, harmonization of melodies, understanding relationship of phrases and structure, basic discussion of improvisatory techniques, and use of music notation software through lead sheet and score preparation. With MUSC 201L - Sight Singing, Harmonization and Aural Skills as a component, training includes sight singing, harmonic dictation, modulation, and basic keyboard realization as well as synthesizer sequencing.
Prerequisites: A grade of C (2.0) or better in MUSC 102.
Other: Meets five hours per week.
MUSC 202 - Advanced Musicianship II
5 Credit Hours

Continuation of MUSC 201. A detailed study of the structural principles of music, analysis and composition of two- and three-part inventions, fugue analysis, and compositional exercises based on nineteenth-century models. With MUSC 202L - Sight Singing, Harmonization and Aural Skills as a component, training includes sight singing, harmonic dictation, and basic keyboard realization as well as synthesizer sequencing.
Prerequisites: A grade of C (2.0) or better in MUSC 201.
Other: Meets five hours per week.
MUSC 207 - Music in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Russia
3 Credit Hours

A selective survey of the music of the Russian people, with emphasis on the influence of the Russian Orthodox Church and folk culture on the development of a native artistic tradition. Major topics include opera, symphonic music, and Soviet cinema, as well as the role of the arts in a totalitarian state.
Other: This course satisfies the International Cultural Studies requirement of the General Studies Curriculum.
MUSC 209 - Early and Middle Childhood Methods for the Music Specialist
4 Credit Hours

A study of various philosophies of music education and their application in the use of singing, listening, rhythmic and creative activities to achieve the objectives of early and middle childhood musical growth. Laboratory includes the preparation of lesson plans using keyboard and fretted instruments.
Prerequisites: EDUC 201 or permission of the instructor.
MUSC 215 - Music Appreciation
3 Credit Hours

A course designed to assist students not majoring in music to develop an understanding and appreciation of concert music through directed group listening.
MUSC 217 - Introduction to Music Education for the Classroom Teacher
1 Credit Hours

A course designed to provide the elementary classroom teacher an appreciation of music and skills necessary to teach or reinforce the general music class in the primary and intermediate grades. The course addresses the history of music, various types of music, and famous composers and presents the fundamental elements of music through the study of basic classroom instruments such as the recorder, piano, guitar, autoharp and various Orff instruments. Students listen to music by famous composers and observe presentations by the instructor, professional music teachers, and advanced music education majors.
Prerequisites: Open only to elementary education majors.
Other: Two periods weekly.
MUSC 221 - Fundamentals of Voice I
1 Credit Hours

Class instruction in the development and basic techniques of the singing voice. Designed for non-voice majors in music education.
Other: Two periods weekly. Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 222 - Fundamentals of Voice II
1 Credit Hours

Continuation of MUSC 221.
Prerequisites: MUSC 221.
Other: Two periods weekly. Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 231 - Woodwind Instruments I
1 Credit Hours

Class instruction in the fundamentals of the various woodwind instruments.
Prerequisites: Limited to music majors and minors.
Other: Two periods weekly. Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 232 - Woodwind Instruments II
1 Credit Hours

Continuation of MUSC 231.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MUSC 231.
Other: Two periods weekly. Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 241 - Brass Instruments I
1 Credit Hours

Class instruction in the fundamentals of the various brass instruments.
Prerequisites: Limited to music majors and minors.
Other: Two periods weekly. Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 242 - Brass Instruments II
1 Credit Hours

Continuation of MUSC 241.
Prerequisites: MUSC 241
Other: Two periods weekly. Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 243 - Stringed Instruments I
1 Credit Hours

Class instruction in the various instruments of the string family, concentrating on two orchestral instruments and guitar.
Prerequisites: Limited to music majors and minors.
Other: Two periods weekly. Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 244 - Stringed Instruments II
1 Credit Hours

Class instruction in various instruments of the string family, concentrating on instruments not covered in MUSC 243 and continuing work with guitar.
Other: Two periods weekly. Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 249 - Ensemble
1 Credit Hours

Study and performance of works for choral or instrumental groups, including Concert Chorale, Wesleyan Singers, Concentus Vocum, Opera Workshop, various instrumental ensembles, Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band.
Prerequisites: MUSC 243
Other: Two periods weekly. Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 250 - Eighteenth Century Counterpoint
2 Credit Hours

Analysis and composition of two- and three-part inventions and three- and four-voice fugues. Use of keyboard, ear training, and sight singing underlies all written work.
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
MUSC 251 - Baritone Horn, Tuba
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 252 - Bassoon
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 253 - Cello, String Bass
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 254 - Clarinet
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 255 - Cornet-Trumpet
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 256 - Flute, Piccolo
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 257 - French Horn
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 258 - Guitar, Bass Guitar
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 260 - Organ
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 261 - Percussion
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 262 - Piano
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 264 - Saxophone
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 265 - Trombone
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 267 - Voice
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 270 - Orchestration
2 Credit Hours

Study of range, use, and characteristics of orchestral and band instruments. Scoring for various instrumental combinations. The student is required to make at least one symphonic arrangement from a piano score.
Prerequisites: MUSC 201
Other: Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 276 - Choral Conducting
2 Credit Hours

Techniques of choral conducting; factors involved in choral interpretation, selection of materials, organization and administration of choral work. Practice in conducting.
Prerequisites: MUSC 102
Other: Offered in alternate years.
MUSC 282 - Violin, Viola
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 301 - Advanced Musicianship III: Twentieth and Twenty-first-Century Music
4 Credit Hours

A detailed study of the evolution of music from Impressionism to the present day. Improvisational jazz styles are discussed. With MUSC 301L - Form and Analysis as a component, projects include composition and analysis based on twentieth-century models with assignments to be completed using music notation software.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUSC 202.
Other: Meets four hours per week
MUSC 310 - Adolescent Methods for the Music Specialist
3 Credit Hours

A study of adolescent music education, including instrumental and vocal programs on the adolescent level, including concert and marching band, orchestra, high school choir, madrigal group, as well as elective music courses. Music-specific software such as field drills and administrative packages are presented.
Prerequisites: Admittance to the teacher education program and permission of the instructor.
MUSC 321 - History of Music I
3 Credit Hours

A study of the evolution of musical styles, forms, and genres from the plainchant of the early Middle Ages to the Baroque masterpieces of J.S. Bach. Emphasis on contributions of major composers in each historical era, with listening assignments, enhanced by CD ROM.
Prerequisites: MUSC 202 or permission of the instructor.
MUSC 322 - History of Music II
3 Credit Hours

Continuation of MUSC 321. A detailed study covering the period from the mid eighteenth century to the present. Major research project involving stylistic analysis of the works of a contemporary composer, requiring library, CD ROM and Internet resources.
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
MUSC 349 - Ensemble
1 Credit Hours

Study and performance of works for choral or instrumental groups, including Concert Chorale, Wesleyan Singers, Concentus Vocum, Opera Workshop, various instrumental ensembles, Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band.
Other: A maximum of eight ensemble credits may count toward graduation for all students except music majors, who may count only four.
MUSC 351 - Baritone Horn, Tuba
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 352 - Bassoon
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 353 - Cello, String Bass
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 354 - Clarinet
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 355 - Cornet-Trumpet
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 356 - Flute, Piccolo
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 357 - French Horn
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 358 - Guitar, Bass Guitar
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 360 - Organ
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 361 - Percussion
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 362 - Piano
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 364 - Saxophone
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 365 - Trombone
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 367 - Voice
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 376 - Half Recital
1 Credit Hours

Other: Proficiency Level 8.
MUSC 378 - Full Recital
1 Credit Hours

Other: Proficiency Level 10.
MUSC 382 - Violin, Viola
1-2 Credit Hours

MUSC 476 - Half Recital
1 Credit Hours

Other: Proficiency Level 8.
MUSC 478 - Full Recital
1 Credit Hours

Other: Proficiency Level 10.