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MUSI 1306 (MUSI 1306) Understanding Music (3 semester hours) An introduction to the elements and basic forms of music, 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 elements and organization of music, including analysis and discussion of representative 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 2315 Guitar I (3 semester hours) An introductory class in the basic skills in classical and finger-style guitar for both beginning and intermediate students. Course includes hand positions and posture, accurate tuning, music reading, and melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic exercises. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) S
MUSI 2317 Piano I (3 semester hours) Basic piano technique and interpretive skills, suitable for both beginning pianists and students with some keyboard experience but little formal training. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) S
MUSI 2319 Digital Music I (3 semester hours) An introduction to the concepts and techniques of digital music production. Topics may include midi sequencing, digital audio, and basic editing techniques. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) 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) T
MUSI 2324 Instrumental Ensemble I (3 semester hours) May include orchestra, strings, winds, chamber music, etc. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) S
MUSI 2325 Vocal Instruction I (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). (0-3) S
MUSI 2326 Jazz Ensemble I (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). (0-3) Y
MUSI 2327 Community Chorale (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. Topics may vary. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) Y
MUSI 2328 Music Theory I (3 semester hours) Studies in music theory and analysis, keyboard harmony, ear training and sight-singing.  (0-3) 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 21st century. Topics may include specific periods or musical styles. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: ARTS 1301, MUSI 1306, MUSI 2322, or permission of instructor. (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 permission of instructor. (3-0) T
MUSI 3380 Guitar II (3 semester hours) Course builds musicianship and classical guitar technique through coaching and ensemble performance. Repertoire includes music from the 16th century to present-day composers. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (0-3) Y
MUSI 3381 Instrumental Ensemble II (3 semester hours) May include orchestra, winds, strings, chamber music, etc. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (0-3) S
MUSI 3382 Vocal Instruction II (3 semester hours) Intermediate singing techniques and interpretive skills, focusing on fundamentals of correct breathing, tone production, style, interpretation, and diction. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (0-3) 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. (0-3) S
MUSI 3386 Jazz Ensemble II (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. (0-3) Y
MUSI 3387 Jazz Improvisation and Keyboard Harmony (3 semester hours) Teaches techniques of jazz improvisation and keyboard harmony for instrumentalists and vocalists. Prerequisite: MUSI 2328 or permission of instructor. (0-3) Y
MUSI 3388 Piano II (3 semester hours) Intermediate piano technique and interpretive skills for students continuing from Piano I or with prior training. The course focuses on repertoire building and performance of the works of major composers. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (0-3) T
MUSI 3389 Digital Music II (3 semester hours) A project-based course incorporating advanced editing and signal processing techniques. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: MUSI 2319 or permission of the instructor. (0-3) 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. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (0-3) S
MUSI 4345 Music Performance III (3 semester hours) Technique and repertoire of a particular musical medium. May include piano, voice, guitar, strings, winds, or other instruments. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (0-3) T
MUSI 4346 Instrumental Ensemble III (3 semester hours) May include Chamber Music Ensemble, Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, or Jazz Ensemble. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (0-3) T
MUSI 4347 Vocal Ensemble III (3 semester hours) May include Chamber Singers, Jazz Singers, or Vocal Ensemble. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (0-3) T
MUSI 4348 Creating Music (3 semester hours) Theory, principles, and practice of music composition. Includes study of notation, musical forms and styles, and the development and performance of new music. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: MUSI 2328 or permission of instructor. (0-3) T
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