2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    May 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

Courses numbered 100 to 199 are primarily for freshmen, 200 to 299 for sophomores, 300 to 399 for juniors and seniors, and 400 to 499 for seniors. Courses numbered 500 and above are reserved for graduate students.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance, a “Code or Number” search of ” 5* ” can be entered, returning all 500 or graduate-level courses.

 

Music

  
  • MU 510 Music History


    Credit, three hours.
    Graduate Music History will explore advanced topics in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th-21st Century Music.  Special focus on advanced research and analysis of composers and genres. 
  
  • MU 511 Music History


    Credit, three hours.
    Graduate Music History will explore advanced topics in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th-21st Century Music. Special focus on advanced research and analysis of composers and genres. 
  
  • MU 524 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy


    Credit, two hours.
    An advanced study of teaching materials and methods for the voice.  Emphasis on historical and current trends featuring a broad base of application for the singer-teacher. 
  
  • MU 525 Advanced Piano Pedagogy


    Credit, two hours.
    An advanced course of graded materials and analysis of selected teaching materials for the private teacher of piano, and the establishment and management of a private studio or academic teaching studio. 
  
  • MU 533 Piano Literature I


    Credit, three hours.
    The study of piano literature from the Baroque period through the Classical period with special emphasis on collaborative repertoire.  
  
  • MU 534 Piano Literature II


    Credit, three hours.
    The study of piano literature from the Romantic period to the present with a special emphasis on collaborative repertoire. Prerequisite(s): MU 533  
  
  • MU 545 Advanced Italian Diction


    Credit, one hour.
    The rules of pronunciation utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet; coaching in the Italian art song and operatic literature including spoken dialogue. 
  
  • MU 546 Advanced French Diction


    Credit, one hour.
    The rules of pronunciation utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet; coaching in the mélodie and operatic literature including spoken dialogue. 
  
  • MU 547 Advanced German Diction


    Credit, one hour.
    The rules of pronunciation utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet; coaching in the Lied and operatic literature including spoken dialogue.
  
  • MU 575 Independent Study and Research


    Credit, one to three hours.
    The student will research and present a graduate level thesis with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Subject matter and requirements will vary based on the student’s area of focus. The research topic is subject to approval.
  
  • MU 580 International Studies in Music


    Credit, three to six hours.
    International Studies in Music is designed to provide performance technique, and/or acting and dance performance training for Opera and Musical Theatre. The collaborative piano program provides opportunities to improve collaborative piano skills in vocal and instrumental music, diction, style and artistry. Class structure will include workshop and private instruction format. Students will be required to perform in scenes and scheduled recitals and events.
  
  • MU 590 Intro to Research


    Credit, three hours.
    Seminar course in which various facets of choral, instrumental, or elementary music are studied in depth, including topics such as organizational and rehearsal techniques, leadership skills, repertoire selection, curriculum design and current research in the area of specialization. Cross-listed as: MU 690 Intro to Research in Music
  
  • MU 601 Analysis of Tonal Music


    Credit, three hours.
    Analysis of literature from the 18th and 19th centuries. Analysis focuses on harmonic and contrapuntal techniques, rudimentary linear reduction concepts, harmonic reduction, and form.
  
  • MU 602 Advanced Analysis


    Credit, three hours.
    Detailed study and analysis of selected scores from 1200 to the present.
  
  • MU 606 Seminar in Lit & Style in Performance I


    Credit, three hours.
    Selected topics in vocal literature, style and performance. Specific areas may include art song, recitative, opera, oratorio, new music, musical theatre, or other topics per professor’s specialty.
  
  • MU 607 Seminar in Lit & Style in Performance II


    Credit, three hours.
    Selected topics in vocal literature, style and performance. Specific areas may include art song, recitative, opera, oratorio, new music, musical theatre, or other topics per professor’s specialty.
  
  • MU 610 Music History Seminar I


    Credit, three hours
    Music History Seminar I will explore selected topics in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th-21st Century Music. Special focus on advanced research and analysis of composers and genres.
  
  • MU 611 Music History Seminar II


    Credit, three hours
    Music History Seminar II will explore selected topics in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th-21st Century Music. Special focus on advanced research and analysis of composers and genres.
  
  • MU 624 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy


    Credit, three hours.
    An advanced study of teaching materials and methods for the voice. Emphasis on historical and current trends featuring a broad base of application for the singer-teacher.
  
  • MU 625 Comparative Vocal Pedagogy


    Credit, three hours.
    Techniques for teaching voice in the studio, studio management, culture and a comparison of teaching styles and language. Study of idiomatic singing styles including comprehensive and often controversial definitions which can cross schools of teaching and style, and how to use this information to form teaching language that serves changes in musical style and linguistics.
  
  • MU 626 Historical Vocal Pedagogy


    Credit, three hours.
    An historical look at how the science and practice of voice pedagogy developed from the late 19th century until the present, and how changes in musical style affected the approach to teaching.
  
  • MU 627 Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy


    Credit, three hours.
    A pedagogical and stylistic look at the development of musical theatre from the Golden Age through the 21st century. Emphasis on the definition and teaching of styles of singing, how acoustic qualities in the voice affect amplification in both ambient and electronic forms, and how classical training can strengthen both stylistic and acoustic aims.
  
  • MU 690 Intro to Research in Music


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the basic bibliographic tools and research techniques in music. Cross-listed as: MU 590 Intro to Research
  
  • MU 696 Comprehensive Examination


    Credit, none (no hours).
    All doctor of musical arts students are required to register for this course at the beginning of the semester during which they take the comprehensive examination. A grade will be determined entirely by an assessment of the student’s performance on the comprehensive examination and will either be pass or fail. The course may be repeated once and must be passed if the student is to graduate. Pass/Fail grading.
  
  • MU 699 Document Research


    Credit, one to six hour(s)
    Assigned by the committee chair, research focusing on the selected topic of the thesis. The thesis topic will be approved by the graduate vocal committee and the chair.

      Pass or Fail

  
  • MUA 217 Collaborative Skills and Accompanying I


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Applied accompanying for keyboard majors. A study of the skills necessary to work in a collaborative setting. 
  
  • MUA 218 Collaborative Skills and Accompanying II


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Applied accompanying for keyboard majors. A study of the skills necessary to work in a collaborative setting. 
  
  • MUA 309 Keyboard Chamber Music I


    Credit, two hours.
    The study, reading, and performance of chamber literature representative of all  musical periods. 
  
  • MUA 317 Collaborative Skills and Accompanying III


    Credit, one hour.
    Applied accompanying for keyboard majors. A study of the skills necessary to in a collaborative setting. 
  
  • MUA 409 Keyboard Chamber Music II


    Credit, two hours.
    The study, reading, and performance of chamber literature representative of all musical periods. 
  
  • MUA 410 Keyboard Chamber Music III


    Credit, two hours.
    This course will allow the student to develop their performance skills by providing on-stage experience and instruction in music and interpretation.  Prerequisite or Corequisite:
    1.  
  
  • MUS 696 Comprehensive Examination


    No credit (P or F)
    All doctor of musical arts students are required to register for this course at the beginning of the semester during which they take the comprehensive examination. A grade will be determined entirely by an assessment of the student’s performance on the comprehensive examination and will either be pass or fail. The course may be repeated once and must be passed if the student is to graduate. 0 credit hours. Pass or Fail

Applied Music

  
  • MUA 121.1 Commercial Voice


    Credit, one hour.
    A course designed to develop the vocal skill of the student in an effort to enhance freedom and interpretation within appropriate fundamental vocal parameters. Special emphasis will be given to interpretation, production and presentation of commercial, gospel, praise and contemporary Christian music. Prerequisite(s): MUA 131 -MUA 232  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 122.1 Commercial Voice


    Credit, one hour.
    A course designed to develop the vocal skill of the student in an effort to enhance freedom and interpretation within appropriate fundamental vocal parameters. Special emphasis will be given to interpretation, production and presentation of commercial, gospel, praise and contemporary Christian music. Prerequisite(s): MUA 131 -MUA 232  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 131 Voice


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in voice.
  
  • MUA 132 Voice


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in voice.
  
  • MUA 141 Piano


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 141.1 Class Piano


    Credit, one hour.
    Class instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 142 Piano


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 142.1 Class Piano


    Credit, one hour.
    Class instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 143.1 Commercial Keyboard


    Credit, one or two hours.
    The commercial keyboard course will provide techniques to ensure a broader expansion for the professional pianist, organist and keyboardist. The majority of the class will emphasize the necessities of church service/worship service improvisation, but will also include a variety of styles, including rock, jazz, pop, country, etc. This course is designed to help students reach a higher playing ability and strengthen their skills in areas not normally covered in their applied lessons. Prerequisite(s): MUA 141 -MUA 242  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 144.1 Commercial Keyboard


    Credit, one or two hours.
    The commercial keyboard course will provide techniques to ensure a broader expansion for the professional pianist, organist and keyboardist. The majority of the class will emphasize the necessities of church service/worship service improvisation, but will
  
  • MUA 147 Composition


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in composition. Prerequisite(s): MU 202  and successful completion of piano proficiency exam and/or with permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 148 Composition


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in composition. Prerequisite(s): MU 202  and successful completion of piano proficiency exam and/or with permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 151 Organ


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in organ.
  
  • MUA 152 Organ


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in organ.
  
  • MUA 161.1 French Horn


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in french horn.
  
  • MUA 161.2 Trumpet


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in trumpet.
  
  • MUA 161.3 Trombone


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in trombone.
  
  • MUA 161.4 Euphonium


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in euphonium.
  
  • MUA 161.5 Tuba


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in tuba.
  
  • MUA 162.1 French Horn


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in french horn.
  
  • MUA 162.2 Trumpet


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in trumpet.
  
  • MUA 162.3 Trombone


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in trombone.
  
  • MUA 162.4 Euphonium


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in euphonium.
  
  • MUA 162.5 Tuba


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in tuba.
  
  • MUA 171.1 Flute


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in flute.
  
  • MUA 171.2 Oboe


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in oboe.
  
  • MUA 171.3 Clarinet


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in clarinet.
  
  • MUA 171.4 Saxophone


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in saxophone.
  
  • MUA 171.5 Bassoon


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bassoon.
  
  • MUA 172.1 Flute


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in flute.
  
  • MUA 172.2 Oboe


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in oboe.
  
  • MUA 172.3 Clarinet


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in clarinet.
  
  • MUA 172.4 Saxophone


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in saxophone.
  
  • MUA 172.5 Bassoon


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bassoon.
  
  • MUA 181.1 Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in guitar.
  
  • MUA 181.2 Violin


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in violin.
  
  • MUA 181.3 Viola


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in viola.
  
  • MUA 181.4 Cello


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in cello.
  
  • MUA 181.5 Bass


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bass.
  
  • MUA 181.6 Commercial Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in commercial guitar. Prerequisite(s): MUA 181.1 -MUA 282.1  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 181.7 Electric Bass Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bass guitar.
  
  • MUA 181.8 Harp


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in harp.
  
  • MUA 182.1 Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in guitar.
  
  • MUA 182.2 Violin


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in violin.
  
  • MUA 182.3 Viola


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in viola.
  
  • MUA 182.4 Cello


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in cello.
  
  • MUA 182.5 Bass


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bass.
  
  • MUA 182.6 Commercial Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in commercial guitar. Prerequisite(s): MUA 181.1 -MUA 282.1  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 182.7 Electric Bass Guitar


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in bass guitar.
  
  • MUA 182.8 Harp


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in harp.
  
  • MUA 191.1 Percussion


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in percussion.
  
  • MUA 191.2 Trap Set Percussion


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in trap-set drums.
  
  • MUA 192.1 Percussion


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in percussion.
  
  • MUA 192.2 Trap Set Percussion


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction if trap-set drums.
  
  • MUA 200 Piano Proficiency


    Credit, zero hours.
  
  • MUA 221.1 Commercial Voice


    Credit, one hour.
    A course designed to develop the vocal skill of the student in an effort to enhance freedom and interpretation within appropriate fundamental vocal parameters. Special emphasis will be given to interpretation, production and presentation of commercial, gospel, praise and contemporary Christian music. Prerequisite(s): MUA 131 -MUA 232  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 222.1 Commercial Voice


    Credit, one hour.
    A course designed to develop the vocal skill of the student in an effort to enhance freedom and interpretation within appropriate fundamental vocal parameters. Special emphasis will be given to interpretation, production and presentation of commercial, gospel, praise and contemporary Christian music. Prerequisite(s): MUA 131 -MUA 232  or permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 231 Voice


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in voice.
  
  • MUA 232 Voice


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in voice.
  
  • MUA 241 Piano


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 241.1 Class Piano


    Credit, one hour.
    Class instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 242 Piano


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Private instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 242.1 Class Piano


    Credit, one hour.
    Class instruction in piano.
  
  • MUA 243.1 Commercial Keyboard


    Credit, one or two hours.
    The commercial keyboard course will provide techniques to ensure a broader expansion for the professional pianist, organist and keyboardist. The majority of the class will emphasize the necessities of church service/worship service improvisation, but will
  
  • MUA 244.1 Commercial Keyboard


    Credit, one or two hours.
    The commercial keyboard course will provide techniques to ensure a broader expansion for the professional pianist, organist and keyboardist. The majority of the class will emphasize the necessities of church service/worship service improvisation, but will
  
  • MUA 247 Composition


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in composition. Prerequisite(s): MU 202  and successful completion of piano proficiency exam and/or with permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 248 Composition


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in composition. Prerequisite(s): MU 202  and successful completion of piano proficiency exam and/or with permission of instructor.
  
  • MUA 251 Organ


    Credit, one or two hours.
    Class or private instruction in organ.
 

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