Music (MUSI)

MUSI 5120  Wind Symphony  1 SCH  (4)  

Highest level of musicianship are demonstrated through performance of respected wind band literature. Prerequisite: Audition.

MUSI 5123  Symphony Orchestra  1 SCH  (3)  

Highest levels of musicianship demonstrated through performance of respected orchestral literature. Prerequisite: Audition.

MUSI 5130  Jazz Combo  1 SCH  (3)  

Jazz music in the small ensemble setting. Experience in improvisation by arranging, rehearsing and performing jazz music as a combo. Prerequisite. Audition.

MUSI 5131  Jazz Band I  1 SCH  (3)  

The premiere instrumental jass performance ensemble, Jass Band I performs the highest level of jazz literature stressing improvisation and various styles of jazz. Prerequisite: Audition.

MUSI 5132  Chamber Music  1 SCH  (3)  

The study, preparation and performance of small-ensemble music in like-instrument groupings, mixed-instrument ensembles, and vocal ensembles.

MUSI 5141  Choir  1 SCH  (4)  

Required of all voice majors. Study and performance of choral literature from the Renaissance to the present.

MUSI 5151  Singers  1 SCH  (3)  

A select small mixed ensemble which performs music especially written for a vocal chamber group. Open by audition to all students.

MUSI 5157  Opera Workshop  1 SCH  (5)  

Study and performance of scenes and acts from operas as well as full operas. Practical experience in opera production including dramatic aspects of staged music-drama. Emphasis on integration of music, acting, and staging.

MUSI 5301  Intro to Research in Music  3 SCH  (3)  

The nature of research and scientific method, application to problem areas in fields of musicology, music education and music theory. Problem selection and definition. Specialized techniques for location, collection, qualification and treatment of data. Preparation of a research report.

MUSI 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for project option students and requires completion of research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

MUSI 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.

MUSI 5309  Musicology Seminar  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Selected topics in music literature or theory. May be repeated when the topic of study changes.

MUSI 5310  Vocal Literature  3 SCH  (3)  

Survey of standard literature for solo voice from the Renaissance to the present within each voice classification through recordings and live performances. Development of curricular standards for assigning proper repertoire to applied students.

MUSI 5311  Choral Literature  3 SCH  (3)  

Survey of choral repertory from the Middle Ages to the present. Study of a composite repertoire of choral literature for different age groups through recordings and live performances. Development of curricular standards for programming and pedagogy for the choral conductor.

MUSI 5312  Hist and Lit of Wind Band  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of the historical development of the modern wind band and its precursors through a survey of the significant literature written for wind ensembles.

MUSI 5316  Advanced Percussion Techniques  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced pedagogy of percussion instruments for individual and ensemble performance. Development of marching and concert band percussion sections and percussion ensembles. In-depth study of the psychological, physical and creative aspects of teaching percussion along with a survey of important percussion materials and repertoire.

MUSI 5318  Advanced Analysis  3 SCH  (3)  

Techniques of analysis and their applications to sonata, rondo, fugue, variation and related forms and procedures. Prerequisite: MUSI 4318.

MUSI 5350  Music Technology  3 SCH  (3)  

General introduction to current computer and audio technologies and their uses in the music classroom. Music Graphics, Audio Editing, MIDI (Musical Digital Interface), Multi-media CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) and Audio/Video Internet applications.

MUSI 5368  Advanced Woodwinf Techniques  3 SCH  (3)  

Pedagogical practices and materials for teaching woodwinds. Selection, adjustment care and repair of reeds with practice in making double reeds. Practical demonstration on the woodwind instruments.

MUSI 5370  Vocal Pedagogy  3 SCH  (3)  

Teaching strategies for the development of vocal production, quality, classification, registration, range, anatomy and physiology. Study of vocal production as a science and applicaiton of such knowledge. Observation and evaluation of teaching demonstrations within the class by peers and instructor.

MUSI 5371  Intro to Dalcroze Eurthythmics  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of Eurhythmics as developed by Emile Jacques-Dalcroze in a practical laboratory setting, combining pedagogy and experience with lesson plan design.

MUSI 5372  Intro to Kodaly Method  3 SCH  (3)  

Basic techniques, strategies and materials associated with the Kodaly Method. Examine goals and processes of Kodaly Method related to singing, movement, inner hearing and music literacy.

MUSI 5373  Orff Schulwerk Lvl I Pedagogy  3 SCH  (3)  

Basic techniques, strategies and materials. Explore the use of rhythmic speech, ostinato, pentatonic melodies, bordun accompaniments, instrumentarium and elemental forms. Prerequisite: MUSI 4330, or equivalent inservice training experience.

MUSI 5374  Orff Schulwerk Lvl II Pedagogy  3 SCH  (3)  

Explore the use of diatonic major and minor modes, irregular and changing meters, canonic treatment, polyrhythms and Latin rhythms, instrumental accompaniments using chord changes, aleatoric principles and 12-bar blues. Continuation of the study of soprano recorder with introduction of alto recorder in consort. Emphasis on improvisation. Prerequisite: MUSI 5373 and one year's teaching experience in Orff Schulwerk.

MUSI 5376  Advanced Brass Techniques  3 SCH  (3)  

Pedagogical practices and materials for teaching brass instruments, acoustical properties, care and maintenance of the brasses.

MUSI 5379  Piano Pedagogy  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced methods of piano teaching; the learning process and its application to the beginning piano student and mid-level, advanced and adult piano methods.

MUSI 5380  Adv. Instrumental Techniques  3 SCH  (3)  

Instructional and curricular issues in the field of instrumental music education. Topics include the role of the conductor-educator, effective rehearsal methods, comprehensive musicianship, instrument-specific pedagogy, cooperative learning strategies, one-to-one teaching, teaching practice skills, instrumental learning in popular music ensembles, and incorporating digital media in instrumental music education.

MUSI 5384  Advanced Choral Techniques  3 SCH  (3)  

Instructional and curricular issues in the field of choral conducting. Topics include score study, historical performance practice, effective rehearsal methods for various levels of ensembles, teaching practice skills including the incorporation of technology-based learning tools, techniques for working with instrumental ensembles, and incorporating movement in learning.

MUSI 5390  Marching Band Techniques  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Planning and charting football shows, rehearsal problems and equipment.

MUSI 5392  Music Education Seminar  1,3 SCH  (1)  

Selected topics in music education. May be repeated when topic of study changes.

MUSI 5394  Foundations of Music Educ  3 SCH  (3)  

History, philosophy and sociology of music education and the aesthetics of music.

MUSI 5397  Advanced Score Reading  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced study and analysis of music scores in the wind band repertory. Emphasis on identifying core components of pieces in a range of styles and on the development of skills for realizing wind band scores at the piano.

MUSI 5398  Advanced Conducting  3 SCH  (3)  

Baton techniques and critical examination of scores; rehearsal and interpretive problems. Prerequisite: MUSI 3196.