Music

Undergraduate Programs

Majors

Program Locations Total Credits
Music BA Entrepreneurship BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • Mankato
120
Music BA Music Leadership BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • Mankato
120
Music BA Performance BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • Mankato
120

Minors

Program Locations Total Credits
Music Minor
25

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Admission to the Major is granted by the department in a two-step process.

Step One: Be admitted to music studies. Every new and transfer student will:

  • perform a successful audition in their primary instrument or voice;
  • pass diagnostic tests in music fundamentals/theory and aural skills.

Step Two: To be admitted to any major in music, the student must have:

  • Passing grades (C or higher) in all required courses in student’s music degree program
  • Overall GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours earned
  • Acceptable progress in applied music studies (lessons)
  • Demonstrated active participation in ensembles
  • Presented a portfolio for review by music faculty (including an autobiography, detailing background and career goals)
  • Present a formal application for admission to a specific music major
  • Participate in an interview with a small group of faculty

If a student does not meet one or more of these standards, he/she may be admitted provisionally to a music major for one semester while deficiencies are being addressed. In that semester, the student will be asked to resubmit his/her application. If any issues are unresolved, the student will be asked to choose another major. 

Required for All Majors:

  1. MUSC 100 Concert Attendance (0 credits) according to degree requirements
  2. MUSP xxx Ensemble each semester in residence
  3. MUSP xxx Private Lessons (1-3 credits) according to degree requirements

For details on these requirements see a Department of Music Advisor.

GPA Policy. Students must pass required courses under either a music major or the music minor with a grade of “C” or higher.

Students on academic probation must consult with the department chair.

P/N Grading Policy. No P/N grades are accepted for required music courses except where course is only offered P/N.

Transfer students who wish to major or minor in music will be evaluated by appropriate music faculty for proper placement in the music curriculum. These students must fulfill all graduation requirements of the Department of Music in both academic and performance areas.

Residency. Music majors must earn at least half of their music credits (including two semesters of private study) at Minnesota State Mankato. 

Prospective music majors and minors must audition in their major performing area prior to registration.

All student taking private lessons will pay a fee for the lessons each semester.

Students interested in pursuing a major in music must contact the department for an advising appointment and audition.

Private lessons incorporate the study of multiple musical genres as the student develops independent creative entrepreneurial skills with an awareness of the audience. May be repeated. (auditions required – see Department of Music for information)

100-level: Study includes practice techniques; Exploration of the instrument; Application of technique; Healthy practices; Exploration of basic literature.

200-level: Preparation for gateway to upper level study (or capstone performance for minor); Explore and perform different musical styles and literature; Initiation of creative collaborative musicianship activities; Application of concepts from theory and aural skills; Expansion of performance techniques.

300-level: Initial preparations for capstone experience through performances and possible junior recital; Advanced techniques in pedagogy; Collaborative and independent musicianship developed; Introduction to entrepreneurial skills; Service or in-service activities.

400-level: Prepare for capstone experience; Demonstrate mastery of musicianship skills through performance, conducting, arranging, collaboration and/or other creative activities; Perform in multiple musical genres; Demonstrate awareness of social/historical context of music through a written and/or oral presentation; Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills. 

Guidelines for Music Ensembles.

100-level: Students demonstrate awareness of their responsibilities to the ensemble and director and how their part integrates into the larger ensemble; participate effectively in various artistic, educational, recreational and other settings, and participate cooperatively in group artistic performances; Demonstrate growth in artistry, technical skills, collaborative competence and knowledge of repertory through regular ensemble experiences.

200-level: Students demonstrate basic leadership within the section; demonstrate mentorship to 100-level students; demonstrate initiative in developing as a soloist; participate effectively in various artistic, education, recreational and other settings; participate cooperatively in group artistic performances; Demonstrate growth in artistry, technical skills, collaborative competence and knowledge of repertory through regular ensemble experiences

300-level: Students demonstrate leadership within the section; demonstrate mentorship to 100- and 200-level students;; demonstrate abilities as a soloist; participate effectively in various artistic, education, recreational and other settings; participate cooperatively in group artistic performances; Demonstrate growth in artistry, technical skills, collaborative competence and knowledge of repertory through regular ensemble experiences

400-level: Demonstrate leadership for the ensemble as a whole; Serve as soloist; Demonstrate ability to assist conductor as needed with sectionals, rehearsals, chamber groups, etc.; Participate effectively in various artistic, education, recreational and other settings; Participate cooperatively in group artistic performances; Demonstrate growth in artistry, technical skills, collaborative competence and knowledge of repertory through regular ensemble experiences

Contact Information

202 Earley Center for Performing Arts

Faculty

100 Level

Credits: 0

Required for all music majors each semester in residence. May be repeated. P/N only.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

A general course in music appreciation. This course includes a study of styles at different periods, musical forms, and information about composers with emphasis on the elements of music and how these elements have evolved through history.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Popular music is a multi-billion dollar industry today. What is it, and where did it come from? Learn about the origins of jazz in the music of African-Americans, its growth from Dixieland through the Big Band era (with the contributions of performers like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington) to its influences on musical styles in the present day.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Credits: 0-1

No audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Rock music has fans in every country and in every culture. It really is a universal language, but it didn't start that way. It began as black Rhythm and Blues in the 40's, and through to the present, minority groups have had a major influence on the music.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Credits: 0-1

A select group of approximately 20 singers who perform works for small ensemble. The group tours regularly in the state and in the region. Prereq: audition required

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Notation, basic keyboard skills.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0,1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Part I of a four semester sequence in Music Theory focusing on written music notation skills including scales, tonality, key modes, intervals, transposition, chords, cadences, non-harmonic tones and melodic organization.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Part II of a four semester sequence in Music Theory focusing on written music notation skills including scales, tonality, key, modes, intervals, transposition, chords, cadences, non-harmonic tones and melodic organization.

Prerequisites: MUS 131 

Credits: 3

This course is the first in a two-semester sequence, and it will explore the fundamentals of making music in the diverse fields of the music industry. The focus of the two-semester sequence is to expose students with no formal music training to how musicians communicate in the field. The content of these courses will introduce terminology, various types of music notation, basic vocal production, and basic piano facility as a foundation to private instruction and formal music coursework.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

This course is the second in the two-semester sequence, and it will continue the exploration of the fundamentals of making music in the diverse fields of the music industry from the previous course. The focus of the two-semester sequence is to expose students with no formal music training to how musicians communicate in the field. The content of these courses will introduce terminology, various types of music notation, basic vocal production, and basic piano facility as a foundation to private instruction and formal music coursework.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Part I of the four semester sequence focusing on sight-singing and ear training.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Part II of the four semester sequence focusing on sight-singing and ear training.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Class instruction in keyboard. No experience with the keyboard is required. Functional skills, including technique, scales and chord progressions, solo playing, and ensemble playing are all incorporated. Assignments are made based upon the student's major and interests. Permission of Instructor required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

A survey of commercially successful popular music from roughly 1900 to the present--what was the music? Who were the artists? When was it first heard, and what were the factors that contributed to its success?

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Credits: 0-1

A select group of wind and percussion players. Open to all students who play a band instrument. Concerts on and off campus. Prereq: audition required

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

A survey of career opportunities in Music Industry.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

No audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide an introduction of the organizational structures and current practices of the modern music industry with historical perspective for the music business and recording technology student.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

An introductory course in musical creativity using technology, audio recording, and computer based music. Explore basic audio processing, routing, and live sound design, and creative projects that draw from experimental cinema, electoacoustics, EDM, and contemporary music. You don't have to be able to read music to take this class.SchedulingCheck current bulletin.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-13

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-0

Master class where students perform for each other, and are critiqued by other students and faculty. Presentations may also be made on performance issues. Required each semester that a student is taking lessons.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1

Introducing fundamental healthy vocal technique, practice techniques, performance practices, collaborative musicianship, stage deportment, basic solfege, and elements of critical listening. Learning skills that are applied to private study for all music majors and minors. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Private instruction in jazz. This instruction would be individualized to the areas of focus of individual students (i.e. jazz improvisation, jazz theory, jazz arranging).

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1

Learn to play acoustic guitar. Instruments may be available.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1

This course will provide an overview of various music careers and will examine the attitudes and behaviors of successful professional musicians.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Private lessons on a secondary instrument. This course is designed for music teachers who wish to gain basic proficiency on instruments other than their primary instrument of study.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

The Seminar in Music Careers is a broad overview of the exciting opportunities available to graduates interested in pursuing various careers within the music space. Sectors discussed will include the record industry, publishing and licensing, live entertainment, hospitality, education, non-profit organizations, and more. Class discussions will focus on balancing the types of jobs available while working with students to understand how to match their interests and abilities to appropriate opportunities. Additionally, students will also develop their own professional digital profiles to prepare for various career paths. Personal websites, social-media, and profiles on major job-sharing platforms like LinkedIn will be utilized.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 0

Interview for admission to the music major. See your advisor for details.Grading Method

Prerequisites: none

200 Level

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1-3

Prepare for, and participate in, a musical tour. Destinations will vary with each offering, and may include international experiences. Prior to travel, class sessions will deal with the music and culture of the destination. There will be additional travel expenses associated with the class. This class may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Part III of a four semester sequence in Music Theory focusing on written music notation skills.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Part IV of a four semester sequence in Music Theory focusing on written music notation skills.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Experience in accompanying. Advanced pianists may participate in chamber ensembles. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-2

Part III of the four semester sequence focusing on sight-singing and ear training.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-2

Part IV of the four semester sequence focusing on sight-singing and ear training.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Introduction to the basic concepts of jazz pedagogy/theory and improvisation used in teaching and playing jazz and contemporary music.Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

A continuation of MUSC 119 Class Piano 1. Mastery of skills (technique, scales and chord progressions, solo playing, and ensemble playing) are demonstrated over the semester.

Prerequisites: MUSC 119

Credits: 0

This assessment will determine basic proficiency in playing functional and classical piano.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Activities in the Music Industry introduces students to multiple areas of the Music Industry through hands-on experience assisting both faculty and upper-class students in music related projects including concert promotion, record releases, social media marketing, community activation and other related professional areas.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

No audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Class will examine promotions from three perspectives: ¿The promotion of music and artists. ¿The promotion of other products, services and causes through using music. ¿ The presentation and promotion of yourselves as music experts in the real world. In addition, we will seek out and have conversations with established experts who can give us up to date insights into the rapidly changing world of promotions, branding, PR, social media, data analytics, and the various marketplaces that use music.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Technology applications for the K-12 music educator.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Instrumental music education majors only. Emphasis on pedagogical methods and techniques of individual instruments.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Instrumental music education majors only. Emphasis on pedagogical methods and techniques of individual instruments.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

The basics of establishing and maintaining a guitar ensemble or program in a school situation.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Instrumental music education majors only. Emphasis on pedagogical methods and techniques of individual instruments.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Instrumental music education majors only. Emphasis on pedagogical methods and techniques of individual instruments.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 2

This course is a prerequisite for Choral Musicianship (MUS 401/MUS 402) and Instrumental Musicianship (MUS 411/MUS 412). The course will develop basic conducting technique, acquaint the student with appropriate terminology, develop interpretive skills and gesture vocabulary.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 0

Prior to admission to 300- and 400-level classes, students are assessed by a cohort of music faculty. The assessment includes a review of academic progress, and a presentation or performance before the music faculty. For more information, please see your academic advisor.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-0

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

300 Level

Credits: 3

This writing-intensive course focuses on the repertory of Western Music from prehistory through 1800. It examines the ways that culture and patronage impacted music developments, and focuses on techniques appropriate to research, including finding, evaluating, and using sources.

Prerequisites: ENG 101, MUS 131 

Goal Areas: GE-02

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: MUS 299

Credits: 3

This writing-intensive course focuses on the repertory of Western Music from 1800 to the present. It examines the ways that culture and patronage impacted music developments, and focuses on techniques appropriate to research, including finding, evaluating, and using sources.

Prerequisites: ENG 101, MUS 131

Goal Areas: GE-02

Credits: 0-1

No audition required.

Prerequisites: MUS 299. Permission

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Musical styles of western culture prior to 1800. There is a particular focus on developing the skills for teaching the content in K-12 teaching.

Prerequisites: MUS 231, MUS 232, ENG 101

Credits: 2

Musical styles of western culture after 1800. There is a particular focus on developing the skills for teaching the content in K-12 teaching.

Prerequisites: MUS 231, MUS 232, ENG 101

Credits: 3

Explore the musics of the world and the cultures that they came from. Participation in off-campus musical events (concert/celebration/festival) required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Gold

Credits: 3

This course explores the role of women composers, performers, educators and administrators in Western art music.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Prepare for, and participate in, a musical tour. Destinations will vary with each offering, and may include international experiences. Prior to travel, class sessions will deal with the music and culture of the destination. There will be additional travel expenses associated with the class.

Prerequisites: ENG 101

Goal Areas: GE-06

Credits: 0-1

Audition required

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Experience in accompanying. Advanced pianists may participate in chamber ensembles. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Directing and accompanying large vocal ensembles from the keyboard.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1

Working collaboratively with smaller vocal ensembles and vocal soloists at the keyboard in different styles and genres.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 2

In this course music majors will learn how to market themselves, create their own brand and lay the groundwork for their post-college careers. The course will cover the basics of self-assessment, bio writing, resume building, networking, self-promotion, professional communications and presentations, e-portfolios, social media and other strategies used by professional musicians.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

No audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

This course is designed to acquaint and give specific knowledge with regards to managing a concert production, working with promoters, finding artists, and creating and negotiating contracts.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1-4

Variable subjects dealing with topics and issues in the music industry.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Electronic Orchestration is a course that explores electronic sound design, synthesis, and production techniques.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Digital Music Composition is a course designed to explore the analytical structure of songs: from their conception to production. Students examine a variety of songs, and participate in songwriting, production, and analytical exercises.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Gold

Credits: 1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Kindergarten and elementary grades. For elementary education majors only.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Required of all music education majors. Techniques and methods leading to licensure to teach General Music K-5. Music majors only.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Required of all music education majors. Techniques and methods leading to licensure to teach General Music in grades 6-12. Music majors only.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1

Applying the International Phonetic Alphabet to song texts in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor required. 

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor required. 

Credits: 1, 3

Initial preparations for capstone experience through performances and possible junior recital; Advanced techniques in pedagogy; Collaborative and independent musicianship developed; Introduction to entrepreneurial skills; Service or in-service activities. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor required. 

Credits: 1, 3

Build upon the principles of vocal production as they apply to singing songs from contemporary commercial genres; including popular songs, jazz, gospel, musical theatre, contemporary worship, and track singing. Emphasis is placed on posture, breathing, resonance, style, microphone technique, movement, program development, and presentation. Literature appropriate for each voice range and ability is studied. Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Upper Level Jury, and consent, permission of instructor.

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. 

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. 

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. 

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. 

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. 

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor required. 

Credits: 0-1

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Prerequisites: none

400 Level

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. 

Credits: 1

No audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

An intensive examination of the music of Western Civilization from 1450-1600.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

An intensive investigation of the music written from 1600-1750.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. 

Credits: 3

Music of the age of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

An intensive study of Romanticism in music.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Music since 1900.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Significant musical forms, past and present.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-3

An independent study in compositional techniques.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Credits: 3

Writing techniques for instrumental groups of various types.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 2

Arranging music for choral ensembles.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Writing and analyzing 2-part, 3-part, and 4-part counterpoint.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Class and/or individual projects for music industry majors only.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 0-1

No audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

This course is interdisciplinary in nature and designed to give students an overview of many aspects of the Music Industry including music publishing, copyright, public relations, audience development, financial management, fundraising, donor development, and grant writing.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

This class will cover the legal systems, legal reasoning statutes and contracts, that impact the music industry. Emphasis will be on copyright, publishing and recording agreements.

Prerequisites: MUS 298

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

This class will examine a broad grouping of musicians, companies, and arts organizations to better understand their growth and development. By understanding the relative value propositions of these current and legacy organizations, students will gain a better understanding of how to place themselves within a larger cultural context.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Music Industry Composition Seminar is a composition class for advanced music industry and composition students. Topics include artistic critiques, song form analysis, and production topics.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Film Scoring and Multimedia is a course that examines historical trends in film scoring, from orchestral scores to electronic scoring. Students will be able to work with both audio and visual components, developing their own visual material, and create short electronic film scores using common electronic synthesis techniques.

Prerequisites: MUSC 111, MUSC 112

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

Creative Audio Production is a course that examines advanced aspects of songwriting composition and production. Topics include production-oriented songwriting analysis and composition and leadsheet design.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 0-1

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1

A survey of solo and small ensemble vocal literature through classical art song, musical theater and contemporary styles.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

Principles of applied voice instruction and application of healthy vocal techniques.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Technical problems in relationship to different styles.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

A survey of literature for the keyboard from the early baroque to the present.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

Choral conducting and the administration of school choral programs.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

A continuation of Choral Musicianship I.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 2

Topics to be discussed are methods, literature, and teaching techniques for specific wind, percussion, and stringed instruments.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

Instrumental conducting and the administration of school band and orchestra programs.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

A continuation of Instrumental Musicianship 1.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1

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Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1-4

Selected Topics.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 1-4

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Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1, 3

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Credits: 3

Continuing development of choral conducting and analysis skills.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Credits: 3

Conducting skills for the advanced instrumental conductor.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-16

Demonstrate mastery of musicianship skills through performance, conducting, arranging, collaboration and/or other creative activities, considering multiple musical genres. Demonstration of an awareness of social/historical context of music through a written/an or oral presentation. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0-1

Demonstrate mastery of musicianship skills through performance, conducting, arranging, collaboration and/or other creative activities, considering multiple musical genres. Demonstration of an awareness of social/historical context of music through a written/an or oral presentation. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-4

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Prerequisites: none