Department of Music

R. Lee Harrelson, Chairperson
rharrelson1@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4420
www.missouriwestern.edu/Music

The Department of Music provides a curriculum for the training of musicians and music educators. It is primarily concerned with improving the skills and disciplining the talents of music majors. The department also offers courses and activities for all college students to enhance their appreciation and understanding of music. Students are encouraged to broaden their contact with music by attending the many cultural programs in St. Joseph and area concert halls and by participating in programs by student musicians. The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

All music major degree programs have a concert/recital attendance applied learning activity requirement. To complete the degree, the student must attend 12 approved performances each semester for a total of 6 semesters. This is in addition to all coursework for any music major degree. Attendance requirements and an approved listing of concerts/recitals are provided at the beginning of each regular semester.

Solo Performance

All degree candidates in music may petition the Department to be allowed to pursue a solo performance program of study in their major applied music area. This program requires a one hour (two credits) applied lesson each semester, MUS 390 Junior Recital (one- half hour), and MUS 491 Senior Recital (one hour). There may also be other coursework required by the student's applied teacher relevant to the performance medium and student career objectives.

Permission to continue this performance program is on a semester-by-semester basis and will be approved as part of each semester’s applied jury review and examination.

Music (MUS)

Course Category Courses
Major EnsembleMUS 140, MUS 142, MUS 143, MUS 145, MUS 146, MUS 338, MUS 346, MUS 347, MUS 352
Chamber EnsemblesMUS 339, MUS 340, MUS 341, MUS 343, MUS 344, MUS 345, MUS 349, MUS 350
Music PedagogyMUS 109, MUS 111, MUS 201, MUS 205, MUS 211, MUS 212, MUS 220, MUS 292, MUS 301, MUS 307, MUS 308, MUS 320, MUS 321, MUS 322, MUS 325, MUS 326, MUS 328, MUS 330, MUS 331, MUS 332, MUS 333, MUS 334, MUS 335, MUS 353, MUS 354, MUS 392, MUS 393, MUS 430, MUS 467, MUS 468, MUS 492

MUS 100  Concert/Recital Attendance     Credits: 0

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Attendance at department approved concerts and recitals. All music majors are required to have six semesters of credit (CR) as part of the music major degree requirements. May be repeated.

MUS 101  Perspectives in Music     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Music materials, forms, historical-social development of composers and compositions. Various themes may be pursued. May not be repeated for credit.

MUS 103  Fundamentals of Music     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Materials of music through triads and simple double and triple rhythm; includes music reading/aural recognition. Meets three hours per week.

MUS 106  Basic Keyboard Skills I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Keyboard orientation; intervallic reading; I, V chord structures and harmonization. No piano background required.

MUS 108  Basic Keyboard Skills II     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Primary chord structures and harmonization, simple accompaniment patterns, reading skills, scale structures. Prerequisite(s): MUS 106 or departmental approval.

MUS 109  Functional Voice Class     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the instrumental music education major and the beginning non-music major with functional knowledge of the vocal process and vocal performance experience. Meets two days a week.

MUS 111  Functional Instrumental Techniques     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course is designed to acquaint the choral/vocal music education major with performance techniques of four families of instruments: woodwinds, brasses, strings, and percussion. The class will explore the methods of performance on the primary instruments of each family. Meets two hours per week.

MUS 117  Theory and Analysis 1     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Review of notation of pitch and rhythm, meter, scales and scale degree names, and modes. Study of the procedures of part-writing of triads and inversions. Includes instrument ranges and transpositions. Prerequisite(s): MUS103 or department approval. Meets three days a week.

MUS 118  Aural Training 1     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: This course sequence is designed to develop the practical skills of the music major through sight-singing, dictation, improvisation, composition, and to integrate theoretical concepts (the Theory and Analysis sequence) with various styles of music. Content includes pitch and rhythm, scales and modes, meters, intervals, trends and seventh chords, and embellishment. Meets two days a week.

MUS 140  Community Chorus     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Group singing of various styles of music literature. Meets two hours per week.

MUS 142  University Men's Chorus     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A non-auditioned vocal ensemble open to all men that focuses on healthy development of the singing voice. Music performed includes selections from all stylistic genres. Number of concerts may vary by semester. Students are financially responsible for appropriate concert attire. Three hours per week.

MUS 143  University Women's Chorus     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A non-auditioned vocal ensemble open to all women that focuses on healthy development of the singing voice. Music performed includes selections from all stylistic genres. Number of concerts may vary by semester. Students are financially responsible for appropriate concert attire. Three hours per week.

MUS 145  Marching Band     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Performance of marching maneuvers. Meets six hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Rehearsals commence about one week before beginning of semester. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 146  Concert Band     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Basic concert band literature with public performance; laboratory for conducting and arranging students; experience on secondary instruments. Meets three hours per week.

MUS 150  Applied Euphonium: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 151  Applied French Horn: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 152  Applied Trombone: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 153  Applied Trumpet: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 154  Applied Tuba: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 155  Applied Percussion: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 156  Applied Cello: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 157  Applied Double Bass: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 158  Applied Guitar: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 159  Applied Viola: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 160  Applied Violin: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 161  Applied Bassoon: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 162  Applied Clarinet: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 163  Applied Flute: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 164  Applied Oboe: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 165  Applied Saxophone: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 167  Applied Organ: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 168  Applied Piano: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 169  Applied Voice: Secondary Instrument     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major studying a secondary applied area and for the non-major; studies compatible with the student's training and development. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate applied music methods courses and/or departmental approval.

MUS 170  Applied Euphonium: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 171  Applied French Horn: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 172  Applied Trombone: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 173  Applied Trumpet: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 174  Applied Tuba: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 175  Applied Percussion: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 176  Applied 'Cello: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 177  Applied Double Bass: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 178  Applied Guitar: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 179  Applied Viola: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 180  Applied Violin: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 181  Applied Bassoon: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 182  Applied Clarinet: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 183  Applied Flute: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 184  Applied Oboe: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 185  Applied Saxophone: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 187  Applied Organ: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 188  Applied Piano: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 189  Applied Voice: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 201  Foundations in Vocal/Choral Techniques 1     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Provides a basic understanding of good tone production, interpretation, musicianship, performance skills and repertoire in solo vocal and choral music. The International Phonetic Alphabet, Italian pronunciation and English diction will be emphasized.

MUS 205  Introduction to Music Education     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course will introduce music education majors to the underlying principles, philosophies, and practices in music education. It will also include information on teaching license/certification and portfolio development.

MUS 206  Keyboard Proficiency I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Keyboard harmony, harmonization of folk melodies, sight-reading, scale structure, transposition, simple accompaniment, elementary repertoire; completion of proficiency examination for instrumental majors. Prerequisite(s): MUS 108 and MUS 217 or departmental approval.

MUS 208  Keyboard Proficiency II     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Advanced harmonic progressions, intermediate-level accompaniments, transposition of simple accompaniment, open-score reading, intermediate repertoire, scale and arpeggio techniques; completion of proficiency examination for B.M.E.-Vocal Concentration majors. Prerequisite(s): MUS 206 or departmental approval.

MUS 209  Synthesizer Techniques     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Techniques of playing various presets, editing instrument presets and sound design, MIDI performance, and chord voicing. Prerequisite(s): MUS 206 or permission of instructor.

MUS 210  Introduction to Computer Music Application     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A seminar course designed to introduce the student to the hardware/software applications available in the Art/Music Computer Laboratory.

MUS 211  Low Brass Methods and Materials     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Class lessons to develop playing skills and instructional methodology of the trombone, euphonium and tuba and techniques of teaching these instruments. Includes basic maintenance and repair of these instruments. Meets two days a week.

MUS 212  High Brass Methods and Materials     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Class lessons to develop playing skills and instructional methodology of the trumpet and French horn and techniques of teaching these instruments. Includes basic maintenance and repair of these instruments. Meets two days a week.

MUS 217  Theory and Analysis 2     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Study of cadences, phrases, periods, non-chord tones, and part-writing procedures for diatonic seventh chords and their inversions. Meets three days a week. Prerequisite(s): MUS 117.

MUS 218  Aural Training 2     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A continuation of MUS 118. Content includes dominant/tonic phrase model, embellishment, chordal expansion and variations, other cadences, sequence patterns, secondary dominants, and motive development. Includes improvisation and composition. Meets two days a week. Prerequisite(s): MUS 117 and MUS 118.

MUS 220  Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Basic music for the elementary education major incorporating music appreciation and use of music in the teaching of basic skills. Prerequisite(s): EDU 202, EDU 203, and ART 100. Elementary Education or Early Childhood majors may not take the course until officially admitted to the teacher education program.

MUS 240  Chamber Music Performance: Brass     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with brass instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 241  Chamber Music Performance: Keyboard     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with keyboard instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 242  Chamber Music Performance: Percussion     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with percussion instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 243  Chamber Music Performance: Strings     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with string instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 244  Chamber Music Performance: Voice     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with voice. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 245  Chamber Music Performance: Woodwinds     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with woodwind instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 250  Introduction to Research Methods in Music     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to basic research methods in music. Individual and team projects involving methods for solving music-related research problems. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 270  Applied Euphonium: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 271  Applied French Horn: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 272  Applied Trombone: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 273  Applied Trumpet: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 274  Applied Tuba: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 275  Applied Percussion: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 276  Applied 'Cello: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 277  Applied Double Bass: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 278  Applied Guitar: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 279  Applied Viola: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 280  Applied Violin: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 281  Applied Bassoon: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 282  Applied Clarinet: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 283  Applied Flute: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 284  Applied Oboe: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 285  Applied Saxophone: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 287  Applied Organ: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 288  Applied Piano: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 289  Applied Voice: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 290  Jazz Improvisation 1     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction of the tools for improvisation: basic jazz theory (chords, scales, progressions), study of basic scalar patterns, the application to blues playing, and learning tunes. Meets two hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MUS 117 and MUS 118, or departmental approval.

MUS 292  Piano Pedagogy I: Introduction to Piano Pedagogy     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Study of the piano as an instrument, physicality of playing the piano, psychology of learning, and historical through modern treatises on piano performance and pedagogy. To be taken concurrently with MUS 188. Prerequisite(s): MUS 117.

MUS 300  Notation and Sequencing     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Continuation of MUS 210. Advanced study of computer music notation and sequencing software. Includes overview and development of music synthesis options: hardware and software. Prerequisite(s): MUS 210 or departmental approval.

MUS 301  Foundations in Vocal/Choral Techniques 2     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Provides the basic tools of singing in German and French with the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Prerequisite(s): MUS 201.

MUS 303  Commercial Harmony     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Western tertian harmonic language and Afro-American/Latin-American rhythmic structures as applied to commercial music. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217 or departmental approval.

MUS 304  Form and Analysis     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An analytical study of musical structure: formal elements, harmony, standard forms and historical development. Prerequisite(s): MUS 101 and MUS 355.

MUS 305  Entrepreneurship in Music     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Explores the many possible paths to a career in music. Emphasis on establishing networks, development of a professional portfolio, utilization of social media and the Internet, and an understanding of modern business principles within the field of music.

MUS 307  Percussion Methods and Materials     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Class lessons to develop playing skills and instructional methodology of percussion instruments; techniques of teaching instrumental groups. Includes basic maintenance and repair of these instruments. Meets three days a week.

MUS 308  String Methods and Materials     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Class lessons to develop playing skills and instructional methodology of string instruments; techniques of teaching instrumental groups. Includes basic maintenance and repair of these instruments. Meets three days a week.

MUS 310  History of Music: Ancient to Baroque     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Musical styles, techniques, composers, and culture from ancient music to the 1700s. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217.

MUS 311  History of Music: Classical to Modern     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Musical styles, techniques, composers, and culture from the 1700s to the early 1900s. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217.

MUS 312  Topics in Music Literature: Chamber     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through research in music literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 313  Topics in Music Literature: Choral     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through research in music literature and performance practices as they relate to choral music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 314  Topics in Music Literature: Piano     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through research in music literature and performance practices as they relate to piano music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 315  Topics in Music Literature: Organ     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through research in music literature and performance practices as they relate to organ music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 316  Topics in Music Literature: Percussion     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through research in music literature and performance practices as they relate to percussion music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 317  Topics in Music Literature: Solo Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through research in music literature and performance practices as they relate to solo instrument music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 318  Topics in Music Literature: Solo Voice     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through research in music literature and performance practices as they relate to solo vocal music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 320  Elementary Music Methods and Materials     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Overview of methods and materials for teaching of music in grades K-6. For students majoring in music education. Prerequisite(s): Either MUS 117, or both EDU 202 and EDU 203, and ability to read music.

MUS 321  Orff, Kodaly and Laben     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to the educational processes involved in teaching music K-8, using the contemporary methods of Orff, Kodaly, and Laben. Prerequisite(s): MUS 220 or MUS 320.

MUS 322  General Music Activities     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Developing and sequencing music skills and concepts in grades K-12 through increasing levels of cognitive abilities. Prerequisite(s): MUS 220 or MUS 320.

MUS 323  Music History III     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Musical styles, techniques, composers, and culture from the late 1800s to the present and a survey of world musics. Prerequisite(s): MUS 355.

MUS 324  Electronics for Music Applications     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A study of the fundamentals of sound and acoustics and electric audio: loud speakers, amplifiers, microphones, cables, mixing consoles and signal processors, electronic instruments, MIDI and computer integration, sound recording and basic equipment maintenance. Meets four hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217 or departmental approval.

MUS 325  Marching Band Techniques     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Materials and ideas in marching band techniques. Prerequisite(s): MUS 145.

MUS 326  Instrument Care and Repair     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Techniques and experience in the repair of band and orchestra instruments; emphasizes practical and economical use of materials, skill, and time. Prerequisite(s): Two of the following: MUS 211, MUS 212, MUS 307, MUS 353, and MUS 354.

MUS 327  Commercial Music Seminar     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Problems in Commercial Music, including recording techniques, contracts, bookings, and agents, taxes, union membership, promotional materials and marketing techniques, rehearsal techniques, repertoire development, personnel and interpersonal relations, song writing and publishing. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217 or departmental approval.

MUS 328  Choral Literature     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A study of repertoire appropriate for choral literature representing various levels of maturation and achievement (young adolescent through advanced high school groups and both large and small ensembles). Includes stylistic trends, musical characteristics and performance practices from Medieval to the Contemporary period. Prerequisite(s): MUS 301.

MUS 330  Pedagogical Practices: Brass     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Principles of teaching brass in the independent music studio; content will be determined by student need. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 331  Pedagogical Practices: Keyboard     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Principles of teaching keyboard in the independent music studio; content will be determined by student need. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 332  Pedagogical Practices: Percussion     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Principles of teaching percussion in the independent music studio; content will be determined by student need. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 333  Pedagogical Practices: Strings     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Principles of teaching strings in the independent music studio; content will be determined by student need. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 334  Pedagogical Practices: Voice     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Principles of teaching voice in the independent music studio; content will be determined by student need. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 335  Pedagogical Practices: Woodwinds     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Principles of teaching woodwinds in the independent music studio; content will be determined by student need. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 336  Fundamentals of Conducting     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Basic conducting techniques: patterns, dynamics, attacks, releases, cueing, various styles and tempos, independence of hands and gestures, terminology, score exposure and preparation. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217.

MUS 338  Concert Chorale     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Select ensemble, emphasizing performance of sacred and secular choral music. Meets four hours per week. Students are financially responsible for appropriate concert dress.

MUS 339  Chamber Singers     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Vocal chamber music performance. Meets three hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 340  Renaissance Singers     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Vocal chamber music performance. Meets three hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 341  Vocal Jazz Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course is designed to give singers experience in the style of jazz singing in both ensemble and solo formats. The singers in the course will learn jazz style, scat improvisation, introduction to charts/chording, song forms, performance processes/etiquette, and the use of electronic sound reinforcement. Meets three hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in a major choral ensemble and departmental approval.

MUS 343  Brass Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Chamber music performance. Meets two hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 344  Jazz Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Select ensemble for public performance. Meets three hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 345  Percussion Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Performance of major percussion ensemble literature. Required of all percussion majors. Meets three hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 346  Orchestra     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Performance of selected standard orchestral literature. Meets three hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 347  Wind Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Select ensemble emphasizing musicianship, playing skills, representative literature, and public performance. Meets four hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 349  Chamber Winds     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Select ensemble structured for advanced brass, woodwind, and percussion students with minimum instrumentation; emphasizes original wind literature. Meets two hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 350  Woodwind Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Chamber music performance. Meets two hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 352  Commercial Music Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Performance group(s) dedicated to commercial music techniques. Each semester will be devoted to a specific type of commercial music (country, rock, jazz, mixed dance styles) and the ensemble will explore the various styles encountered within each type. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 353  Single Reed Methods and Materials     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Class lessons to develop playing skills and instructional methodology of the flute, clarinet and saxophone and techniques of teaching these instruments. Includes basic maintenance and repair of these instruments. Meets two days a week.

MUS 354  Double Reed Methods and Materials     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Class lessons to develop playing skills and instructional methodology of the oboe and bassoon and techniques of teaching these instruments. Includes basic maintenance and repair of these instruments. Meets two days a week.

MUS 355  Theory and Analysis 3     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Study of secondary dominant harmony and part-writing procedures. Closely related keys and modulation techniques. Modal mixture and borrowed chord techniques. Meets three days a week. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217.

MUS 356  Aural Training 3     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A continuation of MUS218. Content includes secondary dominants, modulation, modal mixture, altered chords, N6th and augmented 6th chords, chromaticism, formal analysis, and asymmetrical meters. Includes improvisation and composition. Meets two days a week. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217 and MUS 218.

MUS 357  Theory and Analysis 4     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Study of neopolitan and augmented sixth chords and part-writing procedures. Enharmonic equivalents and key modulations techniques. Study of other elements of harmony of the late 19th century. Meets three days a week. Prerequisite(s): MUS 355.

MUS 358  Aural Training 4     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A continuation of MUS 356. Content includes modes, other scale types, pitch-class sets, serialism, changing meter, polymeter, asymmetric meters, and ametric rhythm. Includes improvisation and composition. Meets two days a week. Prerequisite(s): MUS 355 and MUS 356.

MUS 360  Music Technology Research and Evaluation     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: The development of a research base for music technology: hardware and software including major manufacturers and software developers. Includes essential publishers and Web sources and the development of evaluative techniques for product review. Prerequisite(s): MUS 210.

MUS 361  Jazz Improvisation 2     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A continuation of Jazz Improvisation 1. This course will cover musical form, rhythm changes, more advanced harmonic structures (chord/scale substitutions), further scalar study and pattern development. Students will also work on transcriptions of solos and tune memorization. Meets two hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): MUS 290 or departmental approval.

MUS 365  Jazz Arranging and Composition     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course will focus on the techniques for writing and/or arranging for the combo and jazz ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on style and voicing issues. Class will also including listening and score study along with writing projects. Prerequisite(s): MUS 357, MUS 358, and MUS 361.

MUS 370  Applied Euphonium: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 371  Applied French Horn: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 372  Applied Trombone: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 373  Applied Trumpet: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 374  Applied Tuba: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 375  Applied Percussion: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 376  Applied 'Cello: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 377  Applied Double Bass: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 378  Applied Guitar: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 379  Applied Viola: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 380  Applied Violin: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 381  Applied Bassoon: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 382  Applied Clarinet: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 383  Applied Flute: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 384  Applied Oboe: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 385  Applied Saxophone: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 386  Sound Synthesis     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Advanced study of sound synthesis: terminology, concepts, and techniques currently available with hardware/software products. Prerequisite(s): MUS 210 or departmental approval.

MUS 387  Applied Organ: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 388  Applied Piano: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 389  Applied Voice: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 390  Junior Recital     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: For performance-concentration majors only. A one-half-hour recital required. A special fee is assessed. Prerequisite(s): MUS 357, MUS 358 and either MUS 206 or MUS 208.

MUS 392  Piano Pedagogy II: Teaching the Beginning Student     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Study of beginning to elementary teaching in areas of reading, rhythm, technique, musicianship, and popular piano methods. Observation of area piano instructors and mentored teaching of beginning students is required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 292.

MUS 393  Piano Pedagogy III: Teaching Intermediate to Advanced     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: The study of issues facing educators in advanced piano teaching, including repertoire, curriculum building, student health and well-being, memorization, and students transferring from another teacher. Prerequisite(s): MUS 392.

MUS 400  Audio Recording and Analysis 1     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to audio recording: hardware, software, terminology, and concepts. Includes studio equipment setup and individual/group recording projects. Critical analysis of industry standard productions will be developed. Prerequisite(s): MUS 386 or departmental approval.

MUS 404  Musical Techniques of the 20th/21st Centuries     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: The study of the development of composition techniques and forms from the late 1800s to the present. Prerequisite(s): MUS 357.

MUS 405  Arranging     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A study of the elements and procedures for instrumental and vocal arranging; includes a major project in the student's area of interest. Prerequisite(s): MUS 357.

MUS 406  Composition     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Private lessons in composition. Half-hour weekly lessons for each credit. The special fee for applied music is assessed for this course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 410  Topics in Computer Music Applications     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An advanced seminar course designed to study selected topics in the field of computers and music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): MUS 210 or departmental approval.

MUS 415  Jazz History     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Overview of the history and evolution of jazz, from its humble beginnings the late 1800's to New Orleans in the early 1900's to bebop and beyond. This course will introduce the primary performers and the literature of the various development periods. Prerequisite(s): MUS 101, MUS 355, and MUS 356.

MUS 430  Jazz Pedagogy     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course is designed to acquaint the music education major with the proper materials and pedagogical techniques to correctly address the instruction of jazz programs. Class will explore rhythm section development, basic jazz improvisation, literature selection, and organizational structure. Prerequisite(s): MUS 361 or departmental approval.

MUS 440  Commercial Music Practicum     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Final experience for those with Business/Recording concentration. Part-time off-campus experiences with cooperating professional in the area of student's choice (business or recording) for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Student's activity and progress is observed by a member of the commercial music faculty. Prerequisite(s): MUS 327.

MUS 441  Advanced Choral Conducting     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A study of problems of choral conducting. Includes the study of conducting gestures that facilitate entrances and releases, compound and changing meters and other interpretive indications. Includes score study and effective rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite(s): MUS 336.

MUS 442  Advanced Instrumental Conducting     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Advanced conducting techniques: patterns, cuing, styles, score preparation, rehearsal and performance techniques, and problem solving experiences. Prerequisite(s): MUS 336.

MUS 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the major-minor declaration in music, minimum 2.5 GPA in the major field, and departmental approval.

MUS 451  Audio Recording and Analysis 2     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Continuation of MUS 400. Advanced audio recording techniques and production including individual/group projects. Advanced research, analysis, and critique of current/past industry music producers. Prerequisite(s): MUS 400.

MUS 467  Middle and High School Choral Methods     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Problems and techniques of teaching music in middle and senior high school, organization of vocal groups, general music classes and evaluation materials. Prerequisite(s): MUS 441.

MUS 468  Middle and High School Instrumental Methods     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course is to prepare instrumental music educators for all aspects of instrumental music education which deal directly with the organizational and instructional strategies not dealt with in pedagogical courses aimed at performance, theory, history, and conducting. Prerequisite(s): MUS 442.

MUS 470  Applied Euphonium: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 471  Applied French Horn: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 472  Applied Trombone: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 473  Applied Trumpet: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 474  Applied Tuba: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 475  Applied Percussion: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 476  Applied 'Cello: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 477  Applied Double Bass: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 478  Applied Guitar: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 479  Applied Viola: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 480  Applied Violin: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 481  Applied Bassoon: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 482  Applied Clarinet: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 483  Applied Flute: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 484  Applied Oboe: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 485  Applied Saxophone: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 486  Multi-media and Internet Applications     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: The development of terminology and techniques for using sound design with visual media. Includes Web design and critical analysis of a wide variety of multi-media genres. Prerequisite(s): MUS 451 or departmental approval.

MUS 487  Applied Organ: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 488  Applied Piano: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 489  Applied Voice: Major Instrument     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: For the music major; studies compatible with the student's applied level. The specific level requirements are available from the appropriate applied instructor or the Department of Music Office. May be repeated for credit. Special fees for applied music are assessed for these courses. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 490  Senior Recital     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Minimum requirements for music majors in the applied music-major instrument category. A one-half-hour recital required for graduation. A special fee is assessed. Prerequisite(s): MUS 357, MUS 358, and either MUS 206 or MUS 208.

MUS 491  Senior Recital     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: For performance-concentration majors in 400-level applied music. A one-hour recital required for graduation. A special fee is assessed. Prerequisite(s): MUS 357, MUS 358 and either MUS 206 or MUS 208.

MUS 492  Piano Pedagogy IV: Group Instruction for the Adult     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Study of curriculum building, classroom management, group learning/dynamics, and teaching techniques as they pertain to achievement of proficiency modules in the traditional undergraduate class piano curriculum. Prerequisite(s): MUS 393.

MUS 494  Topics and Projects in Music Technology     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A cumulative course for the BM Music Technology emphasis. Stresses independent research and applied learning. The topic(s) and/or project(s) must be approved by the department's technology faculty. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): MUS 360, MUS 386, and MUS 451 or departmental approval.

MUS 495  Senior Portfolio     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A course for graduating seniors which consists of a final approved cumulative degree program project and the preparation of a professional portfolio and career preparation. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation.

Susan Carter (2009) Professor, Music. B.M., University of Texas; M.M. Texas Christian University; D.M.A., Texas Tech University.

T. Matthew Edwards (2007) Professor, Music. B.M., M.M., Bob Jones University; D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Nathan Gay (2014) Assistant Professor, Music. B.A., Missouri State University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Chelsey Hamm (2016) Assistant Professor, Music. B.M., Ithaca College; M.M., Florida State University; Ph.D., Indiana University, expected 2016.

R. Lee Harrelson (2005) Chairperson and Associate Professor, Music. B.M., University of Southern Mississippi; D.M.A., M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Elise Hepworth (2014) Associate Professor, Music. B.S.E., Northwest Missouri State University; M.M.E., Kansas City Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri; D.A., University of Mississippi.

Paul Hindemith (2016) Assistant Professor, Music. B.M., Southern Methodist University; M.M., University of Maryland-College Park; D.M.A., University of Minnesota.

Jeffrey Hinton (1995) Assistant Professor, Music. B.M.E., M.A., Northeast Missouri State University.

Joshua Knight (2016) Assistant Professor, Music. B.M., M.M., University of Central Arkansas; D.M.A., University of Oklahoma.

Bob Long (2004) Assistant Professor, Music. B.M.E., M.A., Truman State University; D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Nathanael May (2009) Associate Professor, Music. B.M., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; M.M. University of Rochester; D.M.A., University of Kansas.

David McIntire (2013) Assistant Professor, Music. B.S., Nazareth College of Rochester; M.M., Ithaca College, M.M., D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Rico McNeela (2009) Associate Professor, Music. B.M., M.M., University of Michigan.