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Undergraduate Catalog 2012

Music

MUSC 100 (3.00)

Introduction to Music

A study of what music is, with special reference to the relationship between music and listener. For students with little or no formal training in music, this course explores, in a nontechnical way, the elements of music (e.g., rhythm, melody, harmony, texture and form) and discusses the various cultural contexts in which music is found and how these affect the nature of the music and the listener's perception.
   Course ID: 055548
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 101 (3.00)

Fundamentals of Music Theory

A study of the fundamentals of music theory, including notation, scale construction, intervals, chords, meter, etc., with emphasis on learning and developing music reading skills.
   Course ID: 055550
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 110 (1.00)

Musicianship Laboratory I

Elementary development of basic musical skills, including sight-singing, notation and dictation. Prerequisite: Permission of the department
   Course ID: 055552
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 111 (1.00)

Musicianship Laboratory II

Intermediate development of basic musical skills, including sight-singing, notation, dictation and transposition.
   Course ID: 055553
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC 110 with a grade of B or better or placement exam

MUSC 112 (1.00)

Music Repertoire

A class for music majors to explore repertoire for their specific instrument or voice. Class involves regular performance opportunities and discussions about repertoire, techniques and stylistic issues. Prerequisite: Permission required. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits or 12 attempts.
   Course ID: 055554
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 113 (3.00)

Italian for Musicians

An introductory course in Italian language addressing the specific needs of musicians, covering basic Italian grammar, vocabulary, and conversation as well as the Italian equivalents for basic music terminology in English.
   Course ID: 055555
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 115 (3.00)

Jazz Improvisation and Theory Workshop I

A course to help the student develop jazz improvisational skills in a performance/workshop setting. The course also provides the student with the theoretical underpinnings of jazz. Some of the topics and styles covered: chord scales, blues, bebop, swing, modal improvisation, The New Thing, block chord harmonization, song forms and re-harmonization.
   Course ID: 055556
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 116 (3.00)

Jazz Improvisation and Theory Workshop II

A continuation of MUSC 115.
   Course ID: 055557
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 117 (1.00)

Pep Band

The UMBC Pep Band is an ensemble consisting of students who meet once a week. The level of repertoire played is at the introductory level. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055558
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 125 (3.00)

Theory I: Basics of Music

A study of the fundamentals of music with intensive consideration of underlying principles of music such as melodic design, tonality, harmonic organization and elements of formal design. Prerequisite: Permission of the department
   Course ID: 055559
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 126 (3.00)

Theory II: Form and Analysis

A continuation of MUSC 125. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 125 or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 055560
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 125 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 160 (2.00)

Fundamentals of Music for Elementary Teachers

The fundamentals of music theory and development of skills related to elementary classroom teaching.
   Course ID: 055561
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 161 (1.00)

Diction: International phonetic alphabet/English/Italian

A course designed to introduce singers to pronunciation and use of the languages most often encountered in vocal repertoire, while providing an overview of representative repertoire - its development. Offered every fall, this course serves as the foundation for the other two: French and German (offered alternating spring semesters). Notes: Required for all voice majors. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 100310
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 162 (1.00)

Diction: French

A course designed to introduce singers to pronunciation and use of the languages most often encountered in vocal repertoire, while providing an overview of representative repertoire & its development. Offered alternating spring semesters, this course is one of three that include International Phonetic Alphabet/English/Italian (offered each fall semester) and German. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 161 or consent of instructor. Notes: Required for all voice majors. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 100311
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 163 (1.00)

Diction: German

A course designed to introduce singers to pronunciation and use of the languages most often encountered in vocal repertoire, while providing an overview of representative repertoire - its development. Offered each fall semester, this course is one of three that include International phonetic alphabet/English/Italian (offered each fall semester) and French. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 161 or consent of instructor. Notes: Required for all voice majors. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 100277
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 170 (1.00)

Beginning Voice Class

Beginning instruction in vocal techniques.
   Course ID: 055562
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 171 (1.00)

Intermediate Voice Class

Intermediate instruction in vocal techniques. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 170 or consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055563
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 173 (2.00)

Introduction to Choral Singing

Introduction to basic sight-singing skills to develop an understanding of how to read choral music. Develop rudimentary musicianship skills, including melodic notation and its application to the keyboard. Traditional hymns will be used to develop this skill. The skills developed in this course will enhance the opportunity to participate in the UMBC choral ensembles in the music department. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055565
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 174 (1.00)

Beginning Vocal Methods

Beginning vocal methods provides an inquiry into effective vocal pedagogy when teaching beginning singers. Designed for intended music educators, the course provides opportunities for observing beginning voice classes, instruction in appropriate teaching methodologies for this population, and practicum experiences.
   Course ID: 055566
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 175 (1.00)

Intermediate Vocal Methods

This course provides an inquiry into effective vocal pedagogy when teaching intermediate singers. Designed for intended music educators, the course provides opportunities for observing intermediate voice classes, instruction in appropriate teaching methodologies for this population, and practicum experiences. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 174 or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 055567
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 174 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 176 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills I

Development of basic keyboard skills to complement the student's studies in music theory. Some knowledge of music theory needed. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Areas covered include harmonization, sightreading, technique and functional keyboard harmony. For music majors only.
   Course ID: 100308
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC Major Milestone

MUSC 177 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills II

Continued development of keyboard skills. Basic keyboard experience and good knowledge of music theory required. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Areas covered include harmonization, sightreading, technique and functional keyboard harmony. For music majors only.
   Course ID: 100309
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 176 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 178 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills III

Continued development of keyboard skills. Basic keyboard experience and good knowledge of music theory required. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Areas covered include harmonization, sightreading, technique and functional keyboard harmony. For music majors only.
   Course ID: 100356
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MUSC177 with a grade of C or better and must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 210 and MUSC 225 and must be a MUSIC major.

MUSC 178 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills III

Development of basic keyboard skills to complement the student's studies in music theory. Areas covered include harmonization, technique, solo performing, transposition, improvisation and functional harmony at the keyboard. Some knowledge of music theory needed. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Students either may complete two consecutive semesters or test out if the instructor considers their level sufficiently advanced. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 2 credits or 2 attempts.
   Course ID: 055568
   Consent: Instructor Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Level 1, Level 2
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 177 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 179 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills IV

Continued development of keyboard skills. Basic keyboard experience and good knowledge of music theory required. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Areas covered include harmonization, sightreading, technique and functional keyboard harmony. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 178. Corequisite: MUSC 211 and 226. For music majors only.
   Course ID: 100357
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete Musc 178 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 180 (1.00)

Beginning Piano Class

Geared to the non-music major, this course provides the basics of piano playing, along with basic music theory, harmonization, transposition and sight-reading. No experience needed. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055570
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 181 (1.00)

Intermediate Piano Class

Emphasis on improving student's keyboard skills through solos and technical exercises. Additional areas include improvisation, composition and ensemble work. Some experience needed.
   Course ID: 055571
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 182 (1.00)

String Methods: Violin and Viola

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic and intermediate string techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055572
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 183 (1.00)

String Methods: Cello and Bass

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic and intermediate string techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055573
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 184 (1.00)

Woodwind Methods: Clarinet & Saxaphone

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic and intermediate woodwind techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055574
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Clarinet and Saxophone

MUSC 185 (1.00)

Woodwind Methods: Flute and Oboe

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic and intermediate woodwind techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055575
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Flute and Oboe

MUSC 186 (1.00)

Beginning Brass Methods

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic brass techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055576
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 187 (1.00)

Intermediate Brass Methods

Instruction in the methods of teaching intermediate brass techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055577
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 188 (1.00)

Percussion Methods

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic percussion techniques. Open to music education majors only.
   Course ID: 055578
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 189 (1.00)

Guitar Methods

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic guitar techniques. Open to music education majors only.
   Course ID: 055579
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 190 (2.00 - 3.00)

Performance Studies:Western Art Instruments

Private music lessons for non-music majors. Instruction is offered in most Western instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward attaining a competent technique, a diverse performing repertoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055581
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Perf Studies - Voice, Perf Studies - Guitar, Perf Studies - Organ, Perf Studies - Sitar, Perf Studies - Koto, Guitar, Trombone, Upright Bass, Perf Studies - Cello, Perf Studies - Flute, Bassoon, Trumpet, Percussion, Bagpipes, Perf Studies - Trumpet, Perf Studies - Tabla, Flute, French Horn, Perf.Studies:Western Art, Jazz Improvisation, Improv, Perf Studies - Piano, Perf Studies - Bassoon, Perf Studies - Trombone, Perf Studies - Saxophone, Perf Studies-Percussion, Clarinet, Organ, Perf Stds: Voice, Electric Bass, Accordian, Perf Studies - Viola, Perf Studies - Bass, Perf Studies - Harp, Voice, Bass, Tabla, Piano, Perf Studies - Tuba, Perf Studies - Fr Horn, Violin, Saxophone, Harp, Accordion, Harpsichord, Bagpipe, Sax Improv, Recorder, Perf Studies - Violin, Perf Studies - Oboe, Oboe, Instruments And Voice, Perf Studies Piano, Perf Studies - Clarinet, Perf Studies - Accordion, Viola, Cello, Tuba, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Vibraphone
   Attributes: Course Fee = $150.00 per credit

MUSC 191 (1.00)

Recital Preparation

The course is designed to prepare students for public performance by requiring attendance at weekly music forums and attendance at 10 concerts (at least seven on campus) each semester. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits.
   Course ID: 055582
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 193 (3.00)

Performance Studies; Western Art Instruments for Music Majors

Private music lessons for music majors; instruction is offered in most Western instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward attaining a competent technique, a diverse performing repertoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055583
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Guitar, Trombone, Upright Bass, Bassoon, Trumpet, Percussion, Flute, French Horn, Improv, Clarinet, Organ, Electric Bass, Voice, Tabla, Piano, Violin, Bagpipe, Saxophone, Harp, Sax Improv, Recorder, Oboe, Perf.Studies Musc Majors, Viola, Cello, Classical Guitar, Tuba, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Vibraphone
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 194 (2.00)

Performance Studies: Western Art Instruments for Music Majors

Private instruction in an instrument or voice for music majors only; restricted to students in the music technology emphasis or those music majors studying a second instrument. The studies direct the student toward attaining a competent technique, a diverse performing repertoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits.
   Course ID: 055584
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Guitar, Trombone, Upright Bass, Bassoon, Trumpet, Percussion, Flute, French Horn, Improv, Clarinet, Organ, Electric Bass, Voice, Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Harp, Sax Improv, Oboe, Viola, Cello, Classical Guitar, Tuba, Recorder, Tabla, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Vibraphone
   Attributes: Course Fee = $284.00

MUSC 210 (1.00)

Musicianship Laboratory III

Advanced development of basic musical skills, including sight-singing, notation, dictation and transposition.
   Course ID: 055590
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC 111 with a C or better or placement exam

MUSC 211 (1.00)

Musicianship Laboratory IV

Advanced studies in sightsinging, notation, dictation and transposition. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 210 with a grade of B or placement examination
   Course ID: 055591
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC 210 with a C or better or Placement

MUSC 214 (3.00)

The History of Jazz: Origins-Present

This course explores the evolution of jazz from its origins to the present day, focusing in particular on principal genres and representative musicians/ ensembles: blues, ragtime, early New Orleans and Chicago schools, swing, big band, bop, cool jazz, hard bop, avantgarde and "free" jazz, and jazzrock fusion within the context of musical, cultural, social and political developments. For students with little or no formal training in music, this course explores jazz in a non-technical way.
   Course ID: 055594
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 215 (3.00)

Introduction to Black Music

A survey of the form and function of music in African and diasporan cultures. General areas to be explored will be music in ritual and ceremony, as transmitter of history and culture, and as a social and political tool.
   Course ID: 050014
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 245
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MUSC 216 (3.00)

Introduction to the Musical Cultures of East Asia

Introduction to the music of East Asia, with special focus on China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. The principal musical genres are discussed in the context of related cultural phenomena. The mutual relationship between specific cultural areas are explored in historical perspective.
   Course ID: 055595
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 217 (3.00)

Rock and Related Music: 1950-Present

This course explores the evolution of rock 'n' roll from its origins to the present day, focusing on soul, folk rock, British rock, psychedelic, heavy metal, disco, punk and rap styles within the context of cultural, social and political developments. For students with little or no formal training in music, this course's emphasis will be on the styles and evolution of the music, which will be discussed in a non-technical way that centers on music fundamentals - i.e., melody, harmony, texture, rhythm and form.
   Course ID: 055597
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 218 (3.00)

Recording Techniques

Takes the student through the basics of acoustics and psycho-acoustics, microphone design and placement techniques, consoles and stereo recording principles. Students will also conduct hands-on recording sessions of various different musical instruments, ensembles and genres. Music majors only. Recommended Preparation: Passage of aptitude test or consent of instructor.This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055598
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC Major Milestone

MUSC 219 (3.00)

Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations

This course introduces students to the use of digital audio work stations for music production. Recording, editing and mixing techniques will be explored, and students will work with various musical ensembles. Music majors only. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 218 or consent of instructor.This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055599
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 218 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 220 (2.00)

Introduction to Percussion Ensemble

A beginning percussion ensemble in which students work on technical and reading skills while rehearsing intermediate level repertoire to begin acquiring an experience in the rehearsal/performance process. The course will culminate with an end-of-semester performance. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor.This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055600
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 221 (3.00)

Jazz Theory and Aural Skills

Topics include jazz harmony and materials, basic musical forms, composition, techniques of harmonization and reharmonization, substitution and aural recognition of basic materials, including modes of the major and melodic minor scale, chords including extensions and alterations, and pentatonic, diminshed and whole tone scales. Basic musical forms are learned through composition projects. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 126
   Course ID: 055601
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 222 (3.00)

Jazz Arranging

Course covers the techniques of scoring and arranging jazz music, including orchestration, transposition, melodic and rhythmic embellishment and techniques of harmonization essential to jazz arranging. Techniques covered include tonicization through dominant and diminished sevenths, chromatic and diatonic planing and the linear approach. Composition projects progress to five-part writing, culminating in arranging for nonet. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 221
   Course ID: 055602
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 221 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 223 (3.00)

Jazz Composition

Techniques and materials of jazz composition through the study of its masters. The course progresses from basic lead sheet composition, through extended forms to ensemble writing. Composers studied include Thelonious Monk, Bill evans, Kenny Wheeler, Bud Powell, Wayne Shorter and Clare Fischer. Course culminates in performance and recording of compositions. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 221
   Course ID: 055603
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 221 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 224 (3.00)

Instrumentation

This course provides an introduction to arranging and composing for specific instruments and instrumental ensembles. Basics of transposition and standard instrumentations are covered, as well as issues of idiomatic voicing and other timbral and textural considerations when arranging for traditional and nontraditional instrumental ensembles. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 125 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055604
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 125 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 225 (3.00)

Theory III: Counterpoint

The study and application of the various technical aspects of music writing/composition as expressed through tonal and expanded harmonic idioms, contrapuntal procedures and various formal constructions. Recommended Preparation: MUSC126 or consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055605
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 226 (3.00)

Theory IV: Music Writing

An analytical study of musical styles and structure, with emphasis on chromatic harmony and 19th-century technique. The course is designed to develop the student's analytical abilities by examining scores. Some of the topics covered include rhythmic, textural and thematic analysis, and the expansion of the orchestra. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 225 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055606
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 227 (3.00)

Theory V: 20th Century Musical Analysis

An analytical study of musical styles and structure, with emphasis on 20th-century technique. Some of the topics covered include pantonality, serial technique, intermedia forms and chance music.
   Course ID: 055607
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC226 or MUSC222 or MUSC223 with a grade of " C" or better.

MUSC 230 (3.00)

Musics of the World

A survey of selected musical cultures of the world, with emphasis on the musical forms, instruments, tonal material, the role of music in society and its relationship to other arts.
   Course ID: 055608
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MUSC 255 (3.00)

Music History: An Overview

A survey of the principal periods in the history of Western music, including the principal forms, styles, genres and composers. Prerequisite: Ability to read music
   Course ID: 055609
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 260 (3.00)

Introduction to Music Therapy

In addition to defining the profession, this course focuses on the comprehension of theory, ethics, clinical techniques, trends and perspectives in the practice of music therapy. It also stresses written and verbal modes of communication, musicianship skills, cultural context of the therapy, observational techniques, and objectives in determining and evaluating music therapy goals in clinical practice in today's health care climate.
   Course ID: 055610
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 261 (3.00)

Teaching Choral Singing

Teaching Choral Singing provides an introduction to choral pedagogy for music educators. Fundamentals of vocal technique are combined with methodologies for teaching beginning and intermediate choruses how to read choral music and how to create a good choral sound. Class involves opportunities for teacher observation and practicum experiences. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 174 and 175 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055611
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 262 (3.00)

Teaching Choral Singing

   Course ID: 055612
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 263 (3.00)

Popular Music and National Identity in German Speaking Countries

An overview of popular music in the German-speaking countries focusing on the post-WWII period. Examines the historical impact of U.S. and British rock music on domestic traditions, subsequent institutional changes, state cultural policies and audience responses in constructing increasingly globalized ethnic, national and cultural identities and traditions.
   Course ID: 050046
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MUSC 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Performance Studies Workshop

Designed for students with performance abilities in various areas of music. Topics will vary to include opera, musical theatre, mixed-media, etc. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable credit course repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.
   Course ID: 055614
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Baltimore Voiceworks, Chinese/Korean Workshop, Perf Stds Wksp: Piano, Wksp: Opera Workshop, Turkish Music Workshop, Voc/Instr Chamber Music, Opera Workshop, Perf Stds Wksp:Turkish, Perf Studies Workshop, Perf Stds Wksp: Opera, Chinese/Korean Wkshp, Vocal Performance Wkshop, Balto Voiceworks, Solo Voc Lit Survey

MUSC 301 (2.00)

UMBC Chamber Players

The UMBC Chamber Players is a small, select ensemble of instrumentalists and singers coming from all academic areas. A diverse program of chamber music from all historical periods is performed on and off campus throughout the year. Prerequisite: By audition only. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.
   Course ID: 055615
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 302 (2.00)

UMBC Concert Choir

The UMBC Concert Choir is a select ensemble of singers coming from all academic areas. A diverse program of choral literature is performed throughout the year, including larger cantatas and oratorios. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055616
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 303 (2.00)

UMBC Camerata--Chamber Choir

The UMBC Camerata is a small, select ensemble of singers coming from all academic areas. A diverse program of vocal literature is performed throughout the year including madrigals and works for small choruses. Recommended Preparation: Consent of the instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055617
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MUSC 303H

MUSC 303H (3.00)

UMBC Camerata--Chamber Choir

The UMBC Camerata is a small, select ensemble of singers coming from all academic areas. A diverse program of vocal literature is performed throughout the year including madrigals and works for small choruses. Recommended Preparation: Consent of the instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 101966
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MUSC 303

MUSC 304 (2.00)

UMBC Jubilee Singers

This class affords students instruction in sacred music, predominantly from the African- American heritage. The course will provide an introduction to and study of a variety of musical styles, including spirituals, hymns and anthems. Vocal technique is also part of the class structure. Some vocal instruction will be given, and it is recommended that students take MUSC 170 and 171: Beginning and Intermediate Voice Class, along with the course. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055618
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 305 (2.00)

UMBC Community Symphony Orchestra

The UMBC Community Symphony is a full-size symphonic ensemble consisting of students, faculty and community members. The orchestra meets once a week in the evening and performs regularly in public throughout the year. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055619
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 305H (3.00)

UMBC Community Symphony Orchestra

The UMBC Community Symphony is a full-size symphonic ensemble consisting of students, faculty and community members. The orchestra meets once a week in the evening and performs regularly in public throughout the year. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 101967
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 306 (2.00)

Improvisation Ensemble

The study of recent improvisation practices from graphic scores, to group composition, to coexisting hybrid strategies to free improvisation to intuitive music. Attention also will be given to experimental jazz as a model for further improvisational exploration. Students in the class will be strongly encouraged to develop their own musical voices and invent new ways to improvise. This course is a laboratory for the exploration of the individual musical soul. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055620
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 307 (2.00)

Small Ensemble

Student performance of works from the literature for small ensembles. May include vocal accompaniment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and audition. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055621
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Sm Ensmb - Guitar, Turkish Ensemble, Guitar, Sm Ensemble - Guitar, Sm Ensemble - Accomp, Small Ensemble:Chin/Kor, Small Ensemble: Jazz, Percussion, African Drumming, Chamber, Jazz Big Band, Small Ensemble, Sm Ensemble-Chin/Kor Ens, Sm Ens:Jazz Guitar, Flute Ensemble, Small Ensemble:Turkish, Sm Ensemble:Chamber Musc, Small Ensemble:Jazz, Sm Ens:Jazz Guitar/Accom, Flute, Pep Band, Jazz Workshop, Sm Ensbl: Turkish Ens, Gospel Choir, African/World Drumming, Collaborative Piano, Sm Ensmb - Jazz, Sm Ens Jazz Guitar & Acc, Small Ensemble-Chmbr Mus, Jazz Improv, Jazz Guitar Quartet, Sm Ensmbl - Accomp, Collegium, Small Ensemble - Flute, Chinese Music Ensemble, Saxophone, Sm Ensmbl - Chin/Kor, Sm Ensmbl - Flute, Sm Ensemble:Accompanying, Small Ensemble:Flute, Sm Ensemble:Turkish Ens, Chinese/Korean, Sax Quartet, Vocal Arts Ensemble, Sm Ensemble - Jazz, Small Ensemble:Guitar, Jazz Combo, Small Ensemble - Guitar, Small Ensemble:Saxophone, Opera Workshop

MUSC 308 (2.00)

UMBC Wind Ensemble

The UMBC Wind Ensemble is an instrumental ensemble consisting of students, faculty and community members. The group meets once a week in the evening. A diverse program of wind ensemble literature is performed through the year. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055623
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 309 (2.00)

UMBC New Music Ensemble

The repertory of the UMBC New Music Ensemble centers around the latest developments in the sonic art. The ensemble explores, performs, and studies new concepts in notation, extended performing techniques, group improvisation and group composition. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055624
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 310 (2.00)

Beginning Gamelan

Introduction to the repertory of the gamelan, a traditional ceremonial ensemble of Bali. Prerequisite: By permission and audition.This course is repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits or 2 attempts.
   Course ID: 055625
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Gamelan: Javanese, Gamelan: Balinese, Gamelan: Bali, Gamelan Angklung, Gamelan: Bali/Java, Gamelan Semir Pegulingan, Gamelan Angklung Bali, Gamelan, Javanese, Beginning Gamelan, Gamelan: Java, Gamelan Semar Pegulingan

MUSC 311 (3.00)

Free Composition

Introduction to composition. Students are encouraged to develop music in their own styles while exploring a variety of compositional techniques. Students study the works of a variety of composers throughout the semester and hear readings of their compositions by the faculty ensemble Ruckus. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 125 and MUSC 224 or consent of instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055626
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 125 and MUSC 224 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 312 (3.00)

Composition

Advanced studies in musical composition. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor.This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055627
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 313 (2.00)

Advanced Gamelan

An advanced performance course designed to develop students' knowledge of the music and performance techniques of the gamelan angklung, a traditional ceremonial ensemble of Bali. Ensemble performs regularly. Prerequisite: By permission and audition. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055628
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 314 (3.00)

Music Literature

A rotating topics course designed to familiarize students with the vast repertoire of music in the Western classical tradition. Students will explore historical, socio-cultural and stylistic issues related to the works discussed in class. Offered annually, topics will rotate among literature for the piano, orchestra, solo voice, chorus and chamber music. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 126 or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 055630
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 315 (3.00)

Alexander Technique for Musicians

This course is offered to singers and instrumentalists who are interested in learning how the Alexander technique can enhance performance skills and reduce performance anxiety and tension while playing or singing. Through group activities, observation and individual work, students will learn about Alexander technique principles and how they apply to various aspects of practicing and performing. Students will gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals of anatomy and body mapping and how this information can impact their performance. Recommended Preparation: Four semesters of individual performance studies of primary instrument or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 050215
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: THTR 315

MUSC 318 (3.00)

Digital Audio Processing

A continuation of MUSC 219 where students will explore advanced applications of audio plug-ins for mixing and mastering through work on various projects. Music majors only. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 219. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055633
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Recording Practicum I
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 219 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 319 (3.00)

Advanced Topics in Music Technology

An exploration of advanced topics in music technology. The subject matter varies from semester to semester but may include surround recording techniques, sound design, audio electronics, sound for video, and multimedia. Music majors only. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055634
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Recording Practicum II
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MUSC 318 with a grade of C or better and must be a MUSIC major.

MUSC 320 (2.00)

UMBC Jazz Ensemble

Student performance of jazz works from the literature. May include vocal accompaniment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and audition. Notes: May be repeated for credit. MUSC 320 cannot be taken concurrently with MUSC 358
   Course ID: 055635
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 321 (3.00)

Music History I

An analytic study of Western music history and literature from medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, with an emphasis on styles, genres and significant composers. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 126
   Course ID: 055636
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 322 (3.00)

Music History II

An analytic study of Western music history and literature from the Classic and Romantic eras and the early 20th century, with an emphasis on styles, genres and significant composers. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 321
   Course ID: 055637
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 321 with a C or better.

MUSC 323 (3.00)

Career Development for Musicians

A practicum class that examines the componenets of creating a successful career in the music field. Beginning by exploring traditional careers as well as the many creative, entreprenuerial paths musicians have taken, areas to be studied include self-presentation (writing and speaking), the components of a successful press package, websites, recorded material, and resumes. Financial support options and research methods, legal issues, and contracts will be discussed. Recommended Preparation: MUSC126
   Course ID: 055638
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 324 (2.00)

Small Ensemble Jazz Group

Student performance of jazz works from the literature. May include vocal accompaniment. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and audition. Notes: May be repeated for credit. MUSC 324 cannot be taken concurrently with MUSC 358.
   Course ID: 055639
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 327 (3.00)

Avant-Garde Performance: Youth Rebellion

The course explores 20th century avant-gardism through a study of important figures and movements, including Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie, and John Cage; Futurism, Dadism, Surrealism, and Fluxus. A survey of late-20th century social movements and technology in avant-garde performance concludes the course.
   Course ID: 101919
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must complete any 200-level Arts or Humanities course before taking this class

MUSC 332 (3.00)

A History of American Music

A survey of the various types of music that have existed in roughly the geographical United States from the time of the early European settlers to the present, of the various trends that have shaped American musical thoughts, the cultural environment in which this music was created and the importance of music in American life. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 100, 101, 110 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055643
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 336 (3.00)

The Beatles: Career, Music, Culture, Innovation, Impact

An exploration of the music and career of the Beatles with respect to innovation in pop music and its impact on Western culture. For the student with little or no musical training in music, the Beatles' music will be discussed in a nontechnical way that centers on music fundamentals - e.g., melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form and instrumentation. The course also positions the Beatles' music and influence within the context of cultural, social and political developments. Recommended Preparation: Any music course, or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 055645
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 339 (3.00)

Black American Music

An in-depth study of the development of the music of blacks in the United States from early colonial period to the present. Particular attention will be devoted to slave songs, the evolution of the blues and jazz, and the Africanisms evident in these idioms. Recommended Preparation: AFST 245 or MUSC 215
   Course ID: 050028
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 345
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 340 (2.00)

Audio Postproduction

This course introduces students to the principles and practice of recording, editing, mixing anddelivery within the context of film and video postproduction. There will be extensive study of techniques and workflows including recording and overdubbing, editing and mixing for dialog / ADR, music, effects and Foley, and through this interaction with other programs and with servers and networks; synchronisation techniques; and documentation protocols (metadata, EDL).
   Course ID: 102013
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC219 and MUSC318

MUSC 358 (3.00)

Music in Performance

Designed for students who have been active musicians in high school. This course couples rehearsal and performance with the study of the compositions and styles being performed, and related issues of music performance. Each week, students rehearse with their preferred ensemble, and meet for a one-hour discussion that involves all students in the course. Prerequisite: One prior college-level music ensemble, and permission of instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055651
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Topics: UMBC Wind Ensemble, UMBC New Music Ensemble, UMBC Jubilee Singers, UMBC Community Symphony, UMBC Camerata, Sm Ensmb - Guitar, Turkish Ensemble, Guitar, Sm Ensemble - Guitar, Sm Ensemble - Accomp, Small Ensemble:Chin/Kor, Small Ensemble: Jazz, Percussion, African Drumming, Chamber, Jazz Big Band, Small Ensemble, Sm Ensemble-Chin/Kor Ens, Sm Ens:Jazz Guitar, Flute Ensemble, Small Ensemble:Turkish, Sm Ensemble:Chamber Musc, Small Ensemble:Jazz, Sm Ens:Jazz Guitar/Accom, Flute, Pep Band, Jazz Workshop, Sm Ensbl: Turkish Ens, Gospel Choir, African/World Drumming, Collaborative Piano, Sm Ensmb - Jazz, Sm Ens Jazz Guitar & Acc, Small Ensemble-Chmbr Mus, Jazz Improv, Jazz Guitar Quartet, Sm Ensmbl - Accomp, Collegium, Small Ensemble - Flute, Chinese Music Ensemble, Saxophone, Sm Ensmbl - Chin/Kor, Sm Ensmbl - Flute, Sm Ensemble:Accompanying, Small Ensemble:Flute, Sm Ensemble:Turkish Ens, Chinese/Korean, Sax Quartet, Vocal Arts Ensemble, Sm Ensemble - Jazz, Small Ensemble:Guitar, Jazz Combo, Small Ensemble - Guitar, Small Ensemble:Saxophone, Chamber Players, Opera Workshop, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 360 (3.00)

Seminar in K-12 Choral Methods

Seminar involves a survey of methods and repertoire for K-12 choral education. Class involves reading, performance, discussion and analysis, as well as practicum experiences in the schools. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 261, 380 and 385 or by consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055652
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 261 and MUSC 380 and MUSC 385 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 361 (3.00)

Seminar in K-12 Instrumental Methods

Seminar involves a survey of methods and repertoire for K-12 instrumental education. Class involves reading, performance, discussion and analysis, as well as practicum experiences in the schools. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 380 and 385 or by consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055653
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 380 and MUSC 385 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 362 (3.00)

Arts in Education

For advanced music majors, the course offers an introduction to theories of aesthetic education as they relate to all the arts and an in-depth exploration of those theories as they relate to music. Within the context of this practicum based course, students will learn to teach general music in an experiential manner to prepare both K-12 students and adult audience members for a deeper appreciation of the performance of music. Topics include writing effective lesson plans and planning and presenting interactive concerts as teaching artists. The course requires regular observations and presentations at a local elementary school.
   Course ID: 055654
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed four semesters of MUSC 193 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 380 (3.00)

Introduction to Conducting

Introductory course to the art of conducting. Students will learn fundamental principles of conducting and develop technical skills, including basic baton techniques, score reading and analytical skills that are essential for a conductor of any medium. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 111 and 126
   Course ID: 055658
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 111 and MUSC 126 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 385 (3.00)

Intermediate Conducting

Sequel to MUSC 380 designed to prepare the students for actual ensemble conducting. Students will study more advanced baton techniques, develop knowledge of various instruments and voices, learn to develop effective rehearsal techniques and further their study of stylistic interpretation. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 380
   Course ID: 055659
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 380 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 390 (3.00)

Advanced Performance Studies: Western Art Instruments

Advanced students are selected through audition to receive private music lessons; instruction is offered in most Western art instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward refining technique, broadening performing repertoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055660
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Adv Perf Studies-Voice, Adv Perf Studies-Bass, Adv Perf Studies-Oboe, Adv Perf Stds - Guitar, Adv Perf Stds - Koto, Guitar, Trombone, Upright Bass, Adv Perf Stds:Westrn Art, Adv Perf Stds - Violin, Adv Perf Stds - Cello, Adv Perf Stds - Oboe, Adv Perf Stds-Saxophone, Adv Pref Stds - Sitar, Adv Perf Stds-Accordion, Bassoon, Trumpet, Percussion, Senior Project, Adv Perf Studies-Viola, Adv Perf Studies-Trumpet, Adv Perf Studies-Accordn, Adv Perf Stds - Voice, Adv Perf Stds - Flute, Flute, French Horn, Adv Perf Studies-Trombne, Adv Perf Studies-Harp, Adv Perf Studies-Sitar, Adv Perf Studies-Tabla, Adv Perf Studies-Fr Horn, Adv Perf Stds - Bassoon, Adv Perf Stds - Trumpet, Adv Perf Stds-Trombone, Adv Perf Stds - Fr Horn, Clarinet, Organ, Electric Bass, Accordian, Adv Perf Stds - Piano, Adv Perf Stds - Viola, Adv Perf Stds - Tabla, Voice, Bass, Adv Perf Stud:Westrn Art, Adv Perf Studies-Cello, Adv Perf Studies-Bassoon, Adv Perf Studies-Koto, Adv Perf Stds-Percussion, Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Harp, Accordion, Adv Perf Stud:Estrn Art, Adv Perf Studies-Piano, Adv Perf Studies-Tuba, Adv Perf Studies-Percusn, Adv Perf Stds - Bass, Adv Perf Stds - Clarinet, Adv Perf Stds - Tuba, Adv Perf Stds - Harp, Oboe, Adv.Perf.Stud:Westrn Art, Adv Perf Studies-Violin, Adv Perf Studies-Guitar, Adv Perf Studies-Flute, Adv Perf Studies-Clarint, Adv Perf Studies-Sax, Adv Perf Studies-Organ, Adv Perf Stds - Organ, Viola, Cello, Tuba, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Sax Improv, Senior Recital, Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Vibraphone
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 391 (3.00)

Advanced Performance Studies Western Art Instruments - Junior Recital

Advanced students are selected through audition to receive private music lessons; instruction is offered in most western art instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward refining technique, broadening performing repetoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. This course is for Junior Recital. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055661
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 392 (3.00)

Advanced Performance Studies: Western Art Instruments - Senior Recital

Advanced students are selected through audition to receive private music lessons; instruction is offered in most western art instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward refining technique, broadening performing repetoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. This course is for Senior Recital. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 100278
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 393 (3.00)

Advanced Performance Studies-Honors

See MUSC 390. Limited to honors students. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055662
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Perf Studies Honors, Performance Studies, Cello
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 400 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Projects

Individual projects in music. Prerequisite: Approval of project proposal by the instructor who will supervise it. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits.
   Course ID: 055667
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

MUSC 401 (3.00)

Special Projects in Composition

For music majors with an emphasis in composition, this course provides individual instruction in composition in preparation for the senior recital. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 312. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits or 4 attempts.
   Course ID: 055668
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be in the MUSIC COMPOSITION TRACK

MUSC 416 (3.00)

Analog Recording Perspectives

This course offers instruction in the principles of analog audio production techniques for music, including the history, theory and operation of classic recording studio equipment. Basic electronic circuit theory will be discussed, and historical recordings spanning the last 100 years will be examined. Music majors only.
   Course ID: 100321
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Special Topics in Music Technology: Analog Recordi
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MUSC 319 with a grade of C or better and must be a MUSIC major.

MUSC 417 (3.00)

Surround Sound and Video Concepts

This course offers advanced instruction in the principles of surround sound and video production techniques for music using Digidesign's Pro Tools HD and Apple's Final Cut Studio workstations. Hands-on instruction will include multiple-camera video recording of musical performances with full multi-channel audio support. Postproduction synchronization and editing of audio and video elements will be taught, and the sharing of project elements between Pro Tools and Final Cut Studio will be stressed. The history of surround sound for music will also be discussed using commercially recorded examples. Music majors only. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 319.
   Course ID: 055671
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Surround Sound & Video Concepts

MUSC 418 (3.00)

Music Technology Internship

This course will acquaint students with the processes of audio production in a professional work environment. Students will work under the guidance of music technology faculty on client-based and/or research projects. The focus of the internship is on the development of ideas, working collaboratively in teams and utilizing evolving technologies. Productions vary each semester and demand different skills from interns. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 319. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits or 2 attempts.
   Course ID: 055672
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

MUSC 427 (3.00)

Electronic Music I

A detailed study of the many aspects of electronic music composition. Areas covered include MIDI applications, sampling, hard-disk recording, digital mixing and signal processing. Music Majors Only.
   Course ID: 055675
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 428 (3.00)

Electronic Music II

An advanced course involving music synthesis, extension of MIDI techniques from MUSC 427 and mixed-media design/ performance. Additional topics may include advanced sequencing, software-based modular design and advanced signal processing/analysis. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 427 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055676
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 429 (3.00)

Production of Music by Computer

An overview of major programs in the computer generation of electronic music. Projects include creating a musical composition in the digital studio. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 428 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055677
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 467 (3.00)

Music, Art and Society in West Africa

A study of the functions and form of traditional and contemporary music in several West African ethnic groups. The use of instrumentation and voice will be studied through listening and performance. A class visit to one museum housing these instruments is required. Recommended Preparation: AFST 245
   Course ID: 050018
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 415

MUSC 468 (3.00)

African-Caribbean Music

The song and dance music of Caribbean countries will be studied through listening and performance. The derivatives of African religious and cult music found in Haiti, Trinidad-Tobago and Cuba will be examined. The influences of French and Spanish cultures on the form and content of African-Caribbean songs and dances also will be studied. Recommended Preparation: AFST 245
   Course ID: 050016
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 442

MUSC 479 (3.00)

Black Music in the New World

This is a seminar devoted to topics focusing on particular aspects of Afro-American, Afro-Caribbean and/or Afro-Latin music. The quality, type and intensity of Africanisms in the music of a region, a group or an era will be explored. An intensive examination of the development of new musical idioms, including the reciprocity of African with European influences. A research paper or project is required. Recommended Preparation: AFST 245 and junior/senior standing or permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 050015
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 445

MUSC 480 (3.00)

Topics in Music, Art and Society

A special topics course. Intensive study and discussion of the history, theory and social function of the various musical traditions of a particular culture and their relationship to other forms of art. Topic will be announced in advance by the instructor. Others by permission of the instructor. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits or 2 attempts.
   Course ID: 100025
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Form in Music, Aesthetics of Music, Musical Ekphrasis': Music and the Graphic Arts, Historical Readings in the Aesthetics of Music
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MUSC 230 and MUSC 321 or MUSC 322 with a grade of C or better. Open to junior/senior music majors.

MUSC 485 (3.00)

Selected Topics in Music History

A special topics course. Intensive study and discussion of a particular period, style or aspects of music. Topic will be announced in advance by instructor.
   Course ID: 055698
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

MUSC 492 (2.00)

Senior Project

   Course ID: 055699
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 497 (2.00)

Senior Seminar

Examination of special topics concerning musical compositions being performed, composed or written about by participants.
   Course ID: 055700
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture