Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Conducting: CON

CON 280K, 380K, 480K. Master's Conducting: Chorus.

Restricted to graduate music majors. For 280K, two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 380K, three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 480K, four lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and intermediate-level conducting experience, or consent of instructor.

CON 280S, 380S, 480S. Master's Conducting: Orchestra.

Restricted to graduate music majors. For 280S, two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 380S, three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 480S, four lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and intermediate-level conducting experience, or consent of instructor.

CON 280W, 380W, 480W. Master's Conducting: Band.

Restricted to graduate music majors. For 280W, two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 380W, three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 480W, four lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and intermediate-level conducting experience, or consent of instructor.

CON 290K, 490K. Doctoral Conducting: Chorus.

Restricted to students pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting. For 290K, two lecture hours and at least twelve practice hours a week for one semester; for 490K, two lecture hours and at least twelve practice hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CON 290S, 490S. Doctoral Conducting: Orchestra.

Restricted to students pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting. For 290S, two lecture hours and at least twelve practice hours a week for one semester; for 490S, two lecture hours and at least twelve practice hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CON 290W, 490W. Doctoral Conducting: Band.

Restricted to students pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts in band conducting. For 290W, two lecture hours and at least twelve practice hours a week for one semester; for 490W, four lecture hours and at least twelve practice hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Music: MUS

MUS 380. Advanced Studies in the History and Culture of Music.

Historical and cultural studies of the music of various periods or places. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Medieval.
Topic 2: Renaissance.
Topic 3: Baroque.
Topic 4: Eighteenth Century.
Topic 5: Nineteenth Century.
Topic 6: Twentieth Century.

MUS 280D. Topics in Diction and Translation.

Advanced study in English, Italian, French, and German diction and translation. The equivalent of two lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music.

MUS 180G. Improvisation (Non-Jazz).

One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUS 280M. Group Piano Pedagogy.

The development of skills in teaching group piano; examination and evaluation of methods and materials used in keyboard instruction; learning styles; research. Two lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 280N. Technology in Voice Study.

The integration of computer technology and audiovisual equipment into applied voice instruction. One lecture hour and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit, but only two semester hours may be counted toward the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music.

MUS 180R, 280R. Vocal Repertoire Coaching.

For 180R, one lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 280R, one lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 180T, 280T. Accompanying.

For 180T, one lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 280T, one lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUS 180V, 280V. Collaborative Piano: Vocal and Instrumental.

For 180V, one lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 280V, one lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 381. Reference and Research Materials in Music.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music.

MUS 281C. Chamber Music: Brass.

Restricted to graduate music majors. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 181D. Chamber Music: Artist Diploma.

Restricted to graduate music students in the Artist Diploma program. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 281E. Chamber Music: Percussion.

Restricted to graduate music majors. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 381J. Introduction to Musicology and Ethnomusicology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music.

Topic 1: Foundations of Musicology.
Topic 2: Foundations of Ethnomusicology.
Topic 3: Proseminar in Musicological Research.
Topic 4: Analytical and Ethnographic Methods in Ethnomusicology. Music 381J (Topic 3) and 381J (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

MUS 281K. Chamber Music: Piano.

Restricted to graduate music majors. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 481M. Chamber Music: Masters Quartet.

Restricted to Master of Music-Chamber Music majors. One lecture hour and ten laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 281P. Graduate Pedagogy.

Restricted to graduate music majors. Intensive study of the principles and methods of teaching various instruments at the college level. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Music 480P and 281P may not both be counted. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Graduate Pedagogy: Piano I.
Topic 2: Graduate Pedagogy: Piano II.
Topic 3: Graduate Pedagogy: Voice I.
Topic 4: Graduate Pedagogy: Voice II.
Topic 5: Graduate Pedagogy: Orchestral Instruments I.
Topic 6: Graduate Pedagogy: Orchestral Instruments II.

MUS 281R. Chamber Music: Saxophone.

Restricted to graduate music majors. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 281S. Chamber Music: Strings.

Restricted to graduate music majors. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 281V. Chamber Music: Vocal.

Restricted to graduate music majors. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 281W. Chamber Music: Woodwinds.

Restricted to graduate music majors. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 383L. Seminar in Music Education.

Individual and group studies of advanced topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, and Music 391 or consent of instructor.

MUS 384J. Advanced Studies in Music Education.

Review and criticism of research, acoustics, and psychology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: History and Philosophy.
Topic 3: Current Trends in Music Education.
Topic 4: Research in Music Education I.
Topic 5: Tests and Measurements in Music.
Topic 8: Research in Music Education II.
Topic 9: Music Learning and Behavior.

MUS 284P. Practicum in a World Music Tradition.

Open to any University student who can qualify by audition. Advanced training on a non-Western musical instrument such as Javanese gender barung, Indian sitar, Arabic qanun, or Korean kayakeum, or advanced training in a non-Western vocal style, and other approved musical practices. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; two semesters of enrollment in a non-Western music ensemble, such as Javanese Gamelan, Middle Eastern or North Indian Music ensemble, or other approved music ensembles, and consent of instructor.

MUS 385. Special Topics in Musicology.

Research in depth on various topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music.

Topic 1: History of Music Theory to 1750.
Topic 2: History of Music Theory.
Topic 3: Notational Systems before 1400.
Topic 4: Notational Systems since 1400.
Topic 5: Studies in Organology.

MUS 385J. Seminars: Musicology and Ethnomusicology.

Intensive studies of special problems and/or issues in music, broadly defined. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUS 385R. Directed Research in Musicology.

Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 386J. Topics in the History of Sacred Music.

Introduction to a significant body of choral works, from the thirteenth century to the present age, composed especially for religious occasions and venues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music.

MUS 286S. Music in Worship: Service Planning and Service Playing.

The art and practice of preparing, rehearsing, and performing specific works of sacred music for religious occasions. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music.

MUS 387L. Advanced Studies in Music Literature.

Analytical and historical studies of a particular repertoire. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Topics in the Solo Song.
Topic 2: Topics in Music for Keyboard Instruments.
Topic 4: Topics in Music for String Instruments.
Topic 5: Band Literature.
Topic 6: Topics in Choral Music.
Topic 7: Topics in Orchestral Music.
Topic 8: Topics in Band Music.
Topic 9: Topics in Opera.
Topic 10: Topics in Jazz. Additional prerequisite: Music 343J or consent of instructor.
Topic 11: Topics in Music Literature.
Topic 12: Topics in Collaborative Piano Literature.
Topic 13: Topics in Chamber Music.

MUS 388C. Composition.

Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 388E. Electronic Composition.

Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 388F. Film and Scoring Media.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Music 688A (Topic: Film and Scoring Media) and 388F may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in composition, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 388G. Graduate Media Project.

Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 388J. Improvisation Styles and Techniques.

The study and analysis of jazz improvisation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Music 688 (Topic 16) and 388J may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 388K. Project in Jazz Composition.

Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 388M. Studies in Music Theory.

Three class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music or graduate standing and consent of instructor; additional prerequisites vary by topic.

Topic 1: Foundations of Music Theory. Music 688 (Topic 2) and 388M (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing in music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, or composition; or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 2: Form Theory. Music 688 (Topic 7) and 388M (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing in music theory, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 3: Contemporary Styles and Techniques. Music 688 (Topic 9) and 388M (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing in music theory or composition, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 4: Current Trends in Music Theory. Music 688 (Topic 15) and 388M (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing in music theory, musicology, or composition; or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 5: Heinrich Schenker's Theory of Tonal Music. Music 688 (Topic 11) and 388M (Topic 5) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing in music theory, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 6: Music and Meaning. Music 688 (Topic: Music and Meaning) and 388M (Topic 6) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing in music theory, musicology, or composition; or graduate standing and Music 388T; or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 7: Analysis of Popular Music.

MUS 388P. Jazz Pedagogy.

Research and study of the methods and materials essential to teaching and planning a comprehensive curriculum in jazz studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music and consent of instructor.

MUS 388R. Directed Research in Music Theory.

Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 388S. Seminar in Music Theory.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, or composition; or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 388T. Analytical Techniques.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Music 688 (Topic 5) and 388T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 388V. Score Reading.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Music 688 (Topic 8) and 388V may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

MUS 391. Foundations of Music Education.

Introduction to graduate study, history, philosophy, and basic concepts in music education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Required of all music and human learning majors. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUS 392. Psychology of Music.

Psychological aspects of music, emphasizing perception, experimental aesthetics, music function, and the nature of musical ability. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MUS 393. Special Problems in Music Education.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: General Music.
Topic 2: Elementary School Music.
Topic 3: Choral Technique.
Topic 5: Directed Research.
Topic 7: Music in Higher Education.
Topic 8: Music and Exceptional Children.
Topic 9: Instrumental Music.
Topic 10: Computer Applications in Music Education.
Topic 11: Group Teaching: Materials and Methods.
Topic 12: Studio Piano: Goals and Procedures.
Topic 14: Music in Therapy and Special Education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Music 393 (Topic: Music in Therapy and Special Education) and Music 393 (Topic 14) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate Standing

MUS 194, 394, 694. Directed Reading.

Readings in the literature of music. The equivalent of one, three, or six lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music and consent of the graduate adviser.

MUS 395W. Writing about Music.

Designed to develop and improve writing skills through required readings and through writing concert reviews, opinion pieces, essays, and articles about music. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music.

MUS 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in music and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Music 698A.

MUS 398D. Artist Recital.

Preparation for and performance of a recital. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Performance 480 with a grade of at least B, and consent of the graduate adviser.

MUS 398M. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music and consent of the graduate adviser.

MUS 698R. Master's Recital.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698RA, graduate standing in performance or music literature and pedagogy, and course 380 or 480 in the appropriate instrument; for 698RB, Music 698RA.

MUS 398T. Supervised Teaching in Music.

Supervised teaching for graduate students in music; two semesters under supervision; weekly meetings with instructor, consultations, reports throughout the teaching period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

MUS 399. Treatise.

A research paper of a scholarly nature. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Passage of preliminary and comprehensive examinations for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

MUS 399N. Nontreatise Lecture Recital Document.

Restricted to students pursuing the nontreatise option for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. A research paper of a scholarly nature. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Passage of preliminary and comprehensive examinations for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

MUS 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

MUS 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Music 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Performance: PRF

PRF 280, 380, 480. Graduate Course in Performance.

Offered in opera (280, 480) and in the following instruments: bassoon (280, 480), clarinet (280, 480), double bass (280, 380, 480), euphonium (280, 480), flute (280, 480), French horn (280, 480), guitar (280, 380, 480), harp (280, 380, 480), oboe (280, 480), organ (280, 480), percussion (280, 480), piano (280, 380, 480), saxophone (280, 480), trombone (280, 480), trumpet (280, 480), tuba (280, 480), viola (280, 380, 480), violin (280, 380, 480), violoncello (280, 380, 480), and voice (280, 380, 480). Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: For Opera 280, 480, graduate standing in music and consent of the graduate adviser; for other fields, graduate standing in music, course 462 in the same instrument, and consent of the graduate adviser.

PRF 280J, 480J. Graduate Course in Performance: Jazz Improvisation.

Individual instruction in jazz improvisation in the following instruments: double bass, drum set, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and vibraphone. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music and consent of the graduate adviser.

PRF 280V, 480V. Graduate Course in Performance: Collaborative Piano.

Individual instruction in collaborative piano (accompanying). Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in music and consent of the graduate adviser.

PRF 290, 490. Advanced Graduate Course in Performance.

Offered in opera and in the following instruments: bassoon, clarinet, double bass, euphonium, flute, French horn, guitar, harp, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, and voice. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to a doctoral degree program in music and consent of the graduate adviser.

PRF 290J, 490J. Advanced Graduate Course in Performance: Jazz Improvisation.

Individual instruction in jazz improvisation in the following instruments: double bass, drum set, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and vibraphone. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to a doctoral degree program in music and consent of the graduate adviser.

PRF 290V, 490V. Advanced Graduate Course in Performance: Collaborative Piano.

Individual instruction in collaborative piano (accompanying). Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to a doctoral program in music and consent of the graduate adviser.