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Music Course Descriptions

MUSI 1306 Understanding Music (3 semester hours) An introduction to the appreciation of music, its elements and basic forms, with particular emphasis on the composer’s creative process and the listener’s participation. Methods of analytical and aesthetic appreciation will be applied to musical examples, with corollaries in literature, history, theatre, and the visual arts. (3-0) Y
MUSI 1313 Fundamentals of Music (3 semester hours) Introduction to the basics of musical structure – pitch, rhythm, and their combinations – in a variety of musical settings, including analysis and discussion of related works. Focuses on developing practical musical skills through oral, aural, and written experiences with rhythms, melodies, intervals, scales, chords, and music notation. (3-0) Y
MUSI 2322 Music in Western Civilization (3 semester hours) A broad review of Western music from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, with emphasis on the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern styles. Develops listening skills and an understanding of diverse genres and places works in their social and cultural contexts. (3-0) Y
MUSI 2324 Instrumental Instruction (3 semester hours) Beginning-level instrumental instruction. May include guitar, piano, strings, winds, etc. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (3-0) S
MUSI 2325 Vocal Instruction (3 semester hours) A course in basic singing techniques and interpretive skills, suitable for both beginning singers and for students with singing experience but little formal training. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (3-0) S
MUSI 2326 Jazz Ensemble (3 semester hours) A performing ensemble of approximately 24 players. Repertoire is selected from a broad range of jazz music. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (3-0) Y
MUSI 2327 Vocal Ensemble (3 semester hours) A community chorus with repertoire selected from a broad range of choral literature, including sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (3-0) Y
MUSI 2328 Music Theory (3 semester hours) Basic writing skills in music. Work includes written assignments leading to the composition of short pieces, analyzing representative works from the literature, keyboard harmony, and ear training and sight-singing. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Music (MUSI 1313) or permission of the instructor. (3-0) Y
MUSI 2V71 Independent Study in Music (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). ([1-3] 0) R
MUSI 3322 Music in Historical Context (3 semester hours) Studies in the development of music from ancient Greece to the 20th century. Topics may include specific periods or musical styles. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or MUSI 2322. (3-0) T
MUSI 3342 Topics in Music (3 semester hours) Topics may include theory and composition, a specific composer, or a genre such as guitar literature, "new music" or jazz. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division music coursework or ARTS 1301 or permission of instructor. (3-0) T
MUSI 3381 Intermediate Instrumental and Vocal Instruction (3 semester hours) May include guitar, piano, winds, strings, etc. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (3-0) S
MUSI 3385 Chamber Singers (3 semester hours) Chamber Singers is a performing ensemble of approximately 24 singers performing on a regular basis at the University and in the community. The repertoire for the ensemble will be selected from a broad range of chamber vocal literature, sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (3-0) S
MUSI 3386 Intermediate Jazz (3 semester hours) A performing ensemble of approximately 24 players. Repertoire is selected from a broad range of jazz music. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (3-0) Y
MUSI 3388 Keyboards (3 semester hours) Theory, history, and practice of keyboard-related art. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (3-0) T
MUSI 3389 Digital Music (3 semester hours) Theory, principles, and practice of electronic music, including use of computers, MIDI, recording devices, sound synthesis and other media. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Lower-division music course or permission of the instructor. (3-0) T
MUSI 4312 Chamber Music Ensemble (3 semester hours) Provides performance opportunities for undergraduate instrumentalists and singers. Repertoire will range from duos and trios to larger ensembles in musical styles from medieval to contemporary. Consent of instructor required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (3-0) S
MUSI 4345 Advanced Music Performance (3 semester hours) Technique and repertoire of a particular musical medium. Currently offered: guitar and voice. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (3-0) T
MUSI 4346 Advanced Music Ensemble (3 semester hours) May include Chamber Music Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble or Vocal Ensemble. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (3-0) T
MUSI 4399 Senior Honors in Music (3 semester hours) Intended for students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. (3-0) R
MUSI 4V61 Individual Instruction in Vocal Performance (1-3 semester hours) Intermediate and advanced-level instruction in singing techniques and interpretive skills. Students must also be enrolled in a 3000 or 4000-level performance ensemble. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. ([1-3]-0) R
MUSI 4V71 Independent Study in Music (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and completion of all lower-division requirements in AP, and permission of the instructor. ([1-3] 0) R

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