Undergraduate Catalog

2011 – 2012


Current Undergraduate Catalog

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Revised September 2011

Academic Programs

School of Music

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Department of Applied Music

Chris Hanning, Chairperson

FACULTY:
Instrumental: Ahramjian, Briselli, Dannessa, Dobrzelewski, Gaarder, Galante, Grabb, Hanning, Jacoby, Lyons, Marinescu, Paulsen, Reighley, Riley, Sorrentino, Yozviak
Keyboard: Bedford, Craig, Cranmer, Greenlee, Klinefelter, Powell
Vocal and Choral: Bullock, DeVenney, Lee, Ng, Scarlata, Sprenkle, Wyss

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
NUMBERING SYSTEM

Private and class lessons are shown by the following numbers, together with the appropriate prefix:

BAR Baritone
BAS Bass
BSN Bassoon
CLT Clarinet
FLU Flute
FRH French Horn
GTR Guitar
HRP Harp
OBO Oboe
PER Percussion
SAX Saxophone
TBA Tuba
TPT Trumpet
TRB Trombone
VCL Cello
VLA Viola
VLN Violin

101-402 Private instruction in minor performance area (1)

111-412 Private instruction in major performance area, music education program (1.5)

141-442 Private instruction in advanced performance area, B.M. program (3)

171-472 Private instruction in performance area, theory/composition, and elective studies programs (1.5)

INS 471-474 Advanced Instrumental Lesson (2) (Elective)

AIM 311 Marching Band Techniques (1) A survey of the function of the total marching band and each component within it.

AIM 429 Special Subject Seminar (1-2-3)

AJZ 331 Electronic Instruments (2) A study of the MIDI implementation of synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, signal processors, and rhythm processors as related to real-time performance.

AJZ 361 Jazz Musicianship and Improvisation I (3) A basic course in jazz improvisation that emphasizes the learning and discovery of improvisational techniques through playing and listening.
This course may be taken again for credit.

AJZ 362 Jazz Musicianship and Improvisation II (3) A continuation of AJZ 361.
This course may be taken again for credit.

AJZ 365 Jazz Ensemble Techniques (.5) Techniques and methods for organizing, rehearsing, programming, and operating jazz ensembles.

AJZ 366 Exploring the Roots of Salsa and Latin Jazz (1) Interested students will travel to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, an important hub of salsa and Latin jazz, where many giants of the music began their careers. Participants will learn about the folkloric styles, including bomba, plena, son, guaracha, and other popular genres from these traditions. Students will trace the rhythmic and song form structures back through the slave trade of West Africa and experience the synchronicity of culture, music, and dance.

AWM 429 Special Subjects Seminar-Workshop (1-2-3) Topics in the area of instrumental music presented by faculty members and/or visiting specialists.
This course may be taken again for credit.

ALC A Literature Class
A historical survey of the music written for instrumental solo and ensemble, including current teaching materials.

ALC 312 Brass Literature I (1)

ALC 313 Brass Literature II (1)

ALC 314 Brass Literature III (1)

ALC 322 Guitar Literature I (1)

ALC 323 Guitar Literature II (1)

ALC 324 Guitar Literature III (1)

ALC 332 String Literature I (1)

ALC 333 String Literature II (1)

ALC 334 String Literature III (1)

ALC 342 Woodwind Literature I (1)

ALC 343 Woodwind Literature II (1)

ALC 344 Woodwind Literature III (1)

ALC 352 Percussion Literature I (1)

ALC 353 Percussion Literature II (1)

ALC 354 Percussion Literature III (1)

ARC A Repertoire Class:

ARC 391 Woodwind Repertoire Class (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

ARC 392 Brass Repertoire Class (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

ARC 393 String Repertoire Class (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

ARC 394 Percussion Repertoire Class (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AMC A Master Class
Solo and ensemble instrumental repertoire is performed and critiqued by the teacher and students.

AMC 311-314 Master Class Brass (1)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AMC 321-324 Master Class Percussion (1)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AMC 331-334 Master Class Strings (1)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AMC 341-344 Master Class Woodwinds (1)
This course may be taken again for credit.

ABC Brass Classes
(at the beginning level) for music education majors

ABC 191 Brass Class (.5)

ABC 192 French Horn Class (.5)

ABC 193 Trombone Class (.5)

APC Percussion Classes
(at the beginning level) for music education majors

APC 191 Nonpitched Percussion Class (.5)

APC 192 Pitched Percussion Class (.5)

APC 193 Drum Set Class (.5)

ASC Strings Classes
(at the beginning level) for music education majors

ASC 191 Violin/Viola Class (1)

ASC 194 Cello Class (.5)

ASC 195 Bass Class (.5)

ASC 196 Guitar Class (.5)

ASC 197 Jazz Bass Class (.5)

AWC Woodwinds Classes
(at the beginning level) for music education majors

AWC 191 Single Reed Class (.5)

AWC 192 Flute/Recorder Class (.5)

AWC 193 Double Reed Class (.5)

AWC 194 Reed Making Class (.5)

AEB An Ensemble: Band

AEB 101 Elementary Band (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AEB 112 Marching Band Front (1)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AEB 311 Marching Band (1)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AEB 321 Concert Band (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AEB 331 Symphonic Band (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AEB 341 Wind Ensemble (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AEO An Ensemble: Orchestra

AEO 101 Elementary Orchestra (.5) PREREQ: ASC 191.
This course may be taken again for credit.

AEO 111 Chamber Orchestra (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AEO 121 Studio/Pit Orchestra (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AEO 341 Symphony Orchestra (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AES An Ensemble: Small

AES 111 Brass Ensemble (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AES 121 Percussion Ensemble (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AES 131 String Ensemble (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AES 141 Woodwind Ensemble (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AES 151 Jazz Ensemble (Criterions/Statesmen) (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AES 152 Jazz Ensemble (Combo) (.5)
This course may be taken again for credit.

AES153 Latin Jazz Ensemble (.5)

AIC A Class in Instrumental Conducting

AIC 311 Instrumental Conducting I (2)

AIC 312 Instrumental Conducting II (2) PREREQ: AIC 311 or VOC 311.

MIP 310 Musician Injury Prevention (1) This course investigates injury prevention and treatment for performing students.

MRC 251 Music Rhythm Class (1) This course is designed to help music majors and minors improve their rhythmic understanding and application. Meter and motion, internal subdivision, pattern recognition, and techniques to learn new music will be explored.

KEYBOARD MUSIC NUMBERING SYSTEM

Private and class lessons are shown by the following numbers, together with the appropriate prefix: HAR-Harpsichord, PIA-Piano, ORG-Organ

PIA 181 Class instruction in keyboard skills for nonmusic majors. (1) Prior score reading ability is not required.

PIA 182 Class instruction in keyboard skills for nonmusic majors. (1) PREREQ: PIA 181 or previously acquired score reading ability.

191-192 Class instruction in minor performance area (.5)

291-292 Class instruction in minor performance area (1)

100 Private elective instruction (1)
This course may be taken again for credit.

101-402 Private instruction in minor performance area (1)

103-104 Private instruction in minor performance area (1)

105-106 Private instruction in minor performance area, elementary education students with a concentration in music (1)

107-109 Private instruction in a major performance area, elementary education students with a concentration in music (1)

111-412 Private instruction in major performance area, music education program (1.5)

141-442 Private instruction in advanced performance area, B.M. program (3)

171-472 Private instruction in performance area, theory/composition, and elective studies program (1.5)

413 Elective credit for senior recital, accompanying, or other participation in concerts or recitals, or extra study of literature. (1) Available to music education seniors only during the nonstudent-teaching semester by permission of the department .

473-474 Advanced Keyboard Lesson (2) (Elective)

PIA 403 Harpsichord and Continuo Realization (1) An introduction to harpsichord playing and the principles of continuo accompaniment as a Baroque style.

MAK 311-314 Master Class (Keyboard) (1) For keyboard majors. Experience in performing memorized literature. Class members also play two piano compositions and ensemble music for piano and other instruments.
This course may be taken again for credit.

ORG 351 Organ Literature I (3) A survey of literature for the organ from the 13th century to the Baroque period; influence of the organ on the literature.

ORG 352 Organ Literature II (3) A survey of literature for the organ from J. S. Bach to the present; influence of the organ on the literature. Recordings and performances by organ majors will be evaluated.

ORG 353 Organ Pedagogy (3) Dynamics of the one-to-one teacher-student relationship. An in-depth study of standard teaching materials. Practical experience in individual instruction.

ORG 451 Accompanying (3) Performance of the vocal and instrumental accompanying literature for organ from all periods; performance and reading sessions.

ORG 452 Service Playing (3) A study of problems in service playing for the organist. Included will be hymn accompaniment, improvisation, conducting from the organ, and literature for the service.

PIA 130 Music for Piano (3) An introductory course in the history and appreciation of keyboard literature from the 16th to the 20th century. This is a basic course for nonmusic majors designed for the general requirements. Not open to music majors.

PIA 213 Studio Lessons in Accompanying (1) Studio instruction in accompanying for pianists in any music program.
This course may be taken again for credit.

PIA 223 Classroom Piano Skills (.5) Class instruction once per week in minor performance area for instrumental and vocal music education majors.

PIA 233 Classroom Piano Skills (1) Class instruction once per week in rote song harmonization, transposition, patriotic songs, and sight reading on electronic keyboards for music education piano majors.

PIA 235 Keyboard Repertoire (.5) A weekly performance class for sophomore music education keyboard majors.
This course may be taken again for credit.

PIA 250 Accompanying, Ensemble, and Sight Reading (1) Class instruction in accompanying, ensembles, and sight reading.
This course may be taken again for credit.

PIA 330 Jazz Keyboard Improvisation (1) Class instruction in jazz keyboard improvisation once per week. Piano experience on at least an intermediate level is required.

PIA 334 Keyboard Accompanying (Minor) (1) Class instruction once per week in accompanying, score reading, popular music, and sight reading for vocal music education majors.

PIA 335 Keyboard Accompanying (Major) (1) Class instruction once per week in accompanying, score reading, popular music, improvisation, and sight reading for piano music education majors.

PIA 340 Advanced Jazz Keyboard Improvisation (1) Class instruction in advanced jazz keyboard improvisation once per week. Piano experience in jazz improvisation required.

PIA 404 Transposition and Score Reading (2) Emphasizing the needs of the keyboard accompanist. Techniques include clef reading, harmonic analysis, interval transposition, solfege steps, and enharmonic changes.

PIA 405 Accompanying-Vocal (3) Performance of the vocal accompanying literature from all periods; performance and reading sessions in class.

PIA 406 Accompanying-Instrumental (3) Performance of the instrumental accompanying literature from all periods; emphasis on the sonata literature; performance and reading sessions in class.

PIA 410 Independent Studies in Keyboard Music (1-3) Special research projects, reports, or readings in keyboard music. Permission of department chairperson required.

PIA 423 Baroque Keyboard Literature (3) The Renaissance through development of variation form and dance suite. Performance practices, ornamentation, and figured bass. In-depth study of works of Handel, Bach, and Scarlatti. Some student performance required. Writing emphasis course.

PIA 424 Classical Piano Literature (3) Origin and development of the sonata and performance practices of homophonic style. Music of Bach's sons, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Some student performance required. Writing emphasis course.

PIA 425 Romantic Piano Literature (3) Analysis of piano styles of Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Faure, and Tchaikovsky. Performance practices. The virtuoso etude and problems of technical execution. Some student performance required. Writing emphasis course.

PIA 426 20th-Century Piano Literature (3) Seminal works and styles of this century. Albeniz, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Hindemith, Schoenberg, Bartok, and American composers. Some student performance required. PREREQ: MTC 213. Writing emphasis course.

PIA 427 The Concerto (3) A chronological presentation of the development of the piano concerto emphasizing performance practices and problems. PREREQ: MTC 213. Writing emphasis course.

PIA 429 Special Subjects Seminar (1-3) Significant topics presented by faculty members and/or visiting lecturers. Designed to meet the specific needs of undergraduate keyboard majors.

PIA 443 Keyboard Ensemble (.5) The class will focus on a variety of ensemble experiences, including duets and accompanying choral groups.

PIA 450 Group Piano Pedagogy I (3) Procedures and materials for group piano instruction. Emphasis on developing comprehensive musicianship through an interwoven study of literature, musical analysis, technique, improvisation, ear training, harmony, transposition, and sight reading. Includes practicum in group piano instruction.

PIA 451 Piano Pedagogy I (3) An in-depth study of materials available to the studio piano teacher for the elementary levels. Discussions include different methods, technique, harmony, ear training, and sight reading. Includes practicum in individual instruction.

PIA 452 Piano Pedagogy II (3) An in-depth study of repertoire and materials available to the studio piano teacher for the intermediate levels. Discussion of related concerns such as memorization, practice techniques, developing technique through literature, principles of fingering, and sight reading. Includes practicum in individual instruction.

PIA 453 Selected Topics in Piano Pedagogy (3) Further exploration of the goals and objectives of piano study through presentation of selected topics and continued practicum in individual instruction.

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC NUMBERING SYSTEM

Private lessons are shown by the following numbers, together with this prefix: VOI-Voice

100 Private instruction for nonmusic majors. Permission of the chairperson required (1)
This course may be taken again for credit.

101-402 Private instruction in minor performance area (1)

111-412 Private instruction in major performance area, music education program (1.5)

141-442 Private instruction in advanced B.M. performance program (3)

151-452 Private instruction in minor performance area, B.A. theatre: musical theatre (1)

171-472 Private instruction in performance area, theory/composition, and elective studies program (1.5)

473-474 Advanced Voice Lesson (2) (Elective)

CHO 211 Men's Chorus (.5) A chorus presenting the choral literature for male voices. Open to all male students by audition.
This course may be taken again for credit.

CHO 212 Women's Chorus (.5) A chorus presenting the choral literature for female voices. Open to all female students by audition.
This course may be taken again for credit.

CHO 311 Mastersingers Chorus (.5) A chorus presenting oratorios, masses, and more difficult mixed choral literature. Open to all students by audition.
This course may be taken again for credit.

CHO 312 Cantari Donne (.5) A select choir specializing in chamber music for women's voices. Open to all female students by audition.
This course may be taken again for credit.

CHO 410 Opera Chorus (1) An elective course devoted to the training of a choral group that participates in opera or operetta productions. May not be used to satisfy choral requirements. Membership by audition.
This course may be taken again for credit.

CHO 411 Chamber Choir (.5) Small group of singers specializing in the performance of Renaissance/Baroque, sacred, and secular literature. Membership by audition.
This course may be taken again for credit.

CHO 412 Concert Choir (.5) Devoted to acquiring a fine technique in choral singing through the preparation of programs for performance. Membership by audition.
This course may be taken again for credit.

VOC 111 Madrigal Class (1) A survey of madrigal literature through records, CD's, tapes, and class performance with emphasis on materials suitable for use in secondary schools.

VOC 135 IPA (.5) The study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

VOC 211 Performance Preparation (2) A course designed to teach the student performer how to prepare a dramatic score. PREREQ: MTC 110 or equivalent and VOI 181.

VOC 227 Literature of the Musical Theater (2) The literature of the musical theater from Singspiel to Broadway musical. Changes in style are observed and analyzed.

VOC 235 Vocal Repertoire Class (.5) A weekly performance class for music education vocal majors.
This course may be taken again for credit.

VOC 311 Choral Conducting I (2) A practical application of conducting and vocal techniques in choral direction through practice in conducting a choral group.

VOC 312 Choral Conducting II (2) Continued development of the conducting techniques with emphasis on conducting of polyphonic choral music and on the musical styles of the various choral periods. PREREQ: AIC 311 or VOC 311.

VOC 315 English-Italian Diction (2) English, Italian, and Latin diction for singers. Use of phonetics with application to singing of selected songs.

VOC 329 Art Song (3) Origins and development of the art song.

VOC 411 Master Class (Voice): Baroque Period (1)

VOC 412 Master Class (Voice): German Lied (1)

VOC 413 Master Class (Voice): French Melodie (1)

VOC 414 Master Class (Voice): 20th-Century Art Song (1)

VOC 416 French-German Diction (3) French and German diction for singers. Use of phonetics with application to singing of selected songs.

VOC 421 Opera Workshop (2) The preparation of a musical production; coaching of scenes, stage movement, and costuming. Permission of instructor required.
This course may be taken again for credit.

VOC 424 Musico-Dramatic Production (1-3) Major roles and/or major responsibilities in extended productions. By audition.
This course may be taken again for credit.

VOC 426 Choral Literature (2) The development and performance style of the choral repertoire.

VOC 429 Special Subjects Seminar (1-3) Significant topics presented by faculty members and/or visiting lecturers. Designed to meet the specific needs of undergraduate music majors.
This course may be taken again for credit.

VOC 436 Vocal-Choral Music Workshop (1-3) Specialized workshops in the area of vocal and/or choral music. Subject to be announced at the time of the offering.
This course may be taken again for credit.

VOC 491 Vocal Pedagogy (2) Principles and techniques of teaching voice. PREREQ: Four semesters of private instruction or permission of instructor.

VOI 181 Voice Class (1) Class instruction in singing skills for nonmusic majors. Previous voice study not required.

VOI 182 Voice Class (1) Class instruction in singing skills for nonmusic majors. PREREQ: VOI 181 or permission of instructor.

VOI 191 Voice Class (.5) Class instruction in a minor performance area. Open to nonmusic majors with permission of the department chairperson.

VOI 192 Voice Class (.5) Continuation of VOI 191. PREREQ: VOI 191.

VOI 291 Voice Class (1) Class instruction in a minor performance area. A continuation of VOI 191-192.