University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Music

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Music is our passion. We help each student discover the transformative power of music and develop musical interests, talents and skills that they will use to change the world.  The Department’s goals include the following:                                       

  • To help students develop their unique musical potential as performer, composer, scholar, teacher, therapist, listener or advocate
  • To provide abundant and diverse opportunities for group and individualized music learning
  • To connect students and faculty with local and global resources
  • To develop musical partnerships that reflect the University’s motto: Learn, Lead, and Serve
  • To cultivate a safe, respectful, inter-culturally responsive, and stimulating environment that supports student and faculty development (College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Vision Statement, October 2009)
  • To prepare students through music with essential 21st century skills to meet the changing needs of a global society

The Department of Music offers an outstanding and diverse undergraduate curriculum for music majors and non-music majors in a strong liberal arts setting.  Faculty are engaged in the process of evaluating and revising existing courses and developing new ones to meet the general education requirements of the Common Academic Program (CAP) that is based on interdisciplinary content and teaching.  Foundational ideas of the CAP include learner-centered teaching, education in the Catholic Marianist tradition, and integrative learning.  The CAP student learning outcomes are based on UD’s Habits of Inquiry, including scholarship, faith traditions, diversity, community, practical wisdom, critical evaluation of our times, and vocation.

The Department of Music is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, which accredits its degree programs and curricula. In addition, the music education degree program is approved by the State of Ohio and the music therapy degree program by the American Music Therapy Association.

The Department of Music has numerous performing ensembles open to all students:

  • University Chorale
  • Choral Union
  • Opera Workshop
  • Ebony Heritage Singers
  • World Music Choir
  • Hands in Harmony Signing Choir
  • University Orchestra
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • University Concert Band
  • "Pride of Dayton" Marching Band
  • Javanese Gamelan
  • Flyer Pep Band
  • Dayton Jazz Ensemble
  • University Jazz Band
  • Flyer Jazz Lab Band
  • Early Music Ensemble
  • Chamber music groups
  • Jazz Combos
  • Percussion Ensemble and Winter Drumline

The Department of Music offers the five degree programs listed below. Those majoring in the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music (MUS) may choose from three concentration areas: Music Studies, Jazz Studies, or Ethnomusicology.

  • Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music (MUS)
  • Bachelor of Music with a major in Composition (MUC)
  • Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Education (MUE)
  • Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance (MUP)
  • Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Therapy (MUT)

All prospective music students must be admitted to the University of Dayton by the Office of Admission and accepted through an audition process that includes the following:

  1. Submission to the Department of Music two letters of recommendation from their high school music teachers and/or performance teachers and
  2. Successful completion of a performance audition in person. Specific information regarding audition requirements and dates is available by calling the department office and visiting the department website.

The Department of Music offers a minor in music and a minor in music technology for non-music majors and a church music certificate.

Transfer students pursuing a major in MUC, MUP, or MUT must complete at least twenty-four of the required semester hours in the Department of Music while in residence at the University of Dayton. Transfer students pursuing a major in MUE must complete at least twenty of the required semester hours in the Department of Music while in residence at the University of Dayton. Transfer students pursuing a music minor must complete at least twelve of the required semester hours in the Department of Music while in residence.

Faculty

Sharon Davis Gratto, Chairperson
Professors Emeriti: Benedum, Sandness, Snyder
Professors: Chenoweth, Cox, Gardstrom, Gratto, Hartley, Magnuson, Street
Associate Professors: Morris, Reynolds
Assistant Professors: Daniel-Cox, Dorf, Jones, MacLachlan, Rush
Lecturers: Hiller, Lehman, Kim, Kizer
Artists-in-Residence: Benjamin, Farris, Leslie, McCutcheon, Sievers

 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music-Jazz Studies Concentration (MUS) Minimum 124 Hours

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a concentration in Jazz Studies focuses on the musical and historical elements of jazz.  Students will study:

  • Jazz improvisation
  • Jazz performance
  • Jazz theory
  • Jazz history
  • Jazz composition and arranging. 

Students also participate in both large and small jazz ensembles, which provide the opportunity to become skilled in the art of practice and performance of jazz. To take advantage of the diverse academic environment at the University of Dayton, students are encouraged to earn a minor or to complete a second major within another discipline.

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts, including MUS (May include CAP Arts)3
L2 Profiency (Proficiency in a language other than English)0-11
Literature (May include CAP Components)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

Major Requirements45
MUS 200Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0
MUS 241Keyboard Comp I0
MUS 242Keyboard Comp II0
MUS 250Second Year Review0
MUS 480Capstone Project Sem (With MUS 481, satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
MUS 481Capstone Proj Pres1
Ensembles6
Ensembles 1
Dayton Jazz Ensemble
Music History and Literature9
(MUS 301, MUS 302 satisfy CAP Integrative, and Advanced Historical Studies. MUS 303 satisfies CAP Arts, and Diversity and Social Justice.)
Mus Hist & Lit I
Mus Hist & Lit II
Intro World Music
History-Amer Jazz
Music Theory and Aural Skills14
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory of Music III
Theory of Music IV
Jazz Pop Theory
Performance studies, including functional keyboard skills14
Func Keybd Skls I
Func Keybd Skls II
Jazz Improv I
Jazz Improv II
Jazz Kybd Harmony I
Jazz Kybd Harmony I
Performance Studies
Performance

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Total Hours to total at least124

1

Choose from any MUS 390. See course descriptions.

 

 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music-Music Studies Concentration (mus) Minimum 124 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts, including Music (May include CAP Arts)3
L2 Proficiency (Proficiency in a language other than English)0-11
Literature (May include CAP Components)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

Major Requirements45
MUS 200Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0
MUS 240Fund of Conducting2
MUS 241Keyboard Comp I0
MUS 242Keyboard Comp II0
MUS 250Second Year Review0
MUS 480Capstone Project Sem (With MUS 481, satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
MUS 481Capstone Proj Pres1
Ensembles4
Ensembles 1
University Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ens
University Chorale
Music History and Literature9
Mus Hist & Lit I (Satisfies CAP Integrative, and Advanced Historical Studies)
Mus Hist & Lit II
Intro World Music (Satisfies CAP Arts, and Diversity and Social Justice)
Music Theory and Aural Skills16
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory of Music III
Theory of Music IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Performance studies, including functional keyboard skills12
Func Keybd Skls I
Func Keybd Skls II
Func Keybd Skls III
Func Keybd Skls IV
Performance Studies
Performance

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Total Hours to total at least124

1

Choose from any MUS 390. See course descriptions.

 

 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music- Ethnomusicology Concentration (MUS) Minimum 124 Hours

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music (MUS) with a concentration in Ethnomusicology focuses on the diversity of the world’s musical traditions.  Students will participate in both the Western European classical music tradition (in private lessons and in choral or instrumental ensembles) and in musics from across the globe, including Black gospel, Javanese gamelan, American jazz and African choral singing. They will study European music theory in addition to transcription of unwritten musics.  They will learn to analyze music in culture by studying anthropology as well, and will ultimately complete a minor in Anthropology. Students will conduct ethnographic fieldwork in order to become conversant with the essential research methods of ethnomusicology and anthropology, and during their senior year will complete a two-semester capstone project based on their fieldwork.  To take advantage of the diverse academic environment at the University of Dayton, students are encouraged to complete a second major within another discipline.

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts, including Music (May include CAP Arts)3
L2 Proficiency (Proficiency in a language other than English)0-11
Literature (May include CAP Components)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences12
Cultural Anthropology (Satisfies CAP Diversity and Social Justice)
Culture & Power (Satisfies CAP Inquiry)
Principles of Sociology
Popular Culture in Society

Major Requirements45
MUS 200Recital Attendance (Recital Attendance 7 semesters)0
MUS 241Keyboard Competency I0
MUS 242Keyboard Competency II0
MUS 250Second Year Review0
MUS 480Capstone Project Seminar (With MUS 481, satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
MUS 481Capstone Project & Presentation1
Ensembles 18
Ensembles
University Orchestra
Symponic Wind Ensemble
University Chorale
Music History and Literature9
Music History & Literature I (Satisfies CAP Integrative, and Advanced Historial Studies)
Music History & Literature II
Introduction to Music of the World (Satisfies CAP Arts, and Diversity and Social Justice)
Music Theory and Aural Skills18
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory of Music III
Theory of Music IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Listening & Transcription Skills
Performance studies, including functional keyboard skills8
Functional Keyboard Skills I
Functional Keyboard Skills II
Performance Studies
Performance Studies

Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Supporting Social Science9
Cultures of Latin America
Cultures of Africa
Cultures of South Asia
Academic electives to total at least124

1

Must include at least one semester of Ebony Heritage Singers (1), World Music Choir (.5), Gamelan (.5), Choral Union (1), Marching Band (1), and University Jazz Bands (1), for a total of 6 credits.  Must also include two semesters of MUS 491 University Orchestra (1) or MUS 492 Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1) or MUS 493 University Chorale (1); MUS 390-level ensembles may be substituted for MUS 491, 492, or 493 if necessary, with the approval of the student’s academic advisor.


 

Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Composition (muc) Minimum 137 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



BM Requirements
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)7
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)6

Major Requirements87
MUS 200Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0
MUS 202Prof Dev Workshops (7 semesters)0
MUS 241Keyboard Comp I0
MUS 242Keyboard Comp II0
MUS 250Second Year Review0
MUS 314Score Reading2
MUS 450Degree Recital (2 required. Satisfies CAP Major Capstone.)0
Composition 112
Composition I
Composition I
Composition II
Composition II
Composition III
Composition III
Composition IV
Composition IV
Conducting 4
Fund of Conducting
Choral Conducting
Instr Conducting
Ensembles8
University Orchestra 2
Symphonic Wind Ens
University Chorale
Music History and Literature 9
Mus Hist & Lit I (Satisfies CAP Integrative, and Advanced Historical Studies)
Mus Hist & Lit II
Intro World Music (Satisfies CAP Arts, and Diversity and Social Justice)
Music Theory and Aural Skills 16
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory of Music III
Theory of Music IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Orchestration or arranging 4
Fund of Orchestration
Fund of Arranging
Adv Orchestration
Performance Studies 312
Func Keybd Skls I
Func Keybd Skls II
Func Keybd Skls III
Func Keybd Skls IV
Performance Studies
Performance
MUS electives10
Theory and/or composition electives 10

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Non-music electives9
Total Hours to total at least137

1

Each composition major must present one and a half recitals of original work by the senior year.

2

May substitute MUS 390 with permission.

3

Functional Keyboard Skills or equivalent is required.

 

Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Education-INSTRUMENTAL CONCENTRATION (mue) Minimum 146 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



BM Requirements
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)7
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)3

Major Requirements 184
MUS 200Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0
MUS 202Prof Dev Workshops0
MUS 231Intro to Mus Ed2
MUS 240Fund of Conducting2
MUS 241Keyboard Comp I0
MUS 242Keyboard Comp II0
MUS 250Second Year Review0
MUS 318Fund of Arranging2
MUS 331Choral Mus Methods3
MUS 332Instru Mus Methods3
MUS 335Classroom Mus Mthds3
MUS 340Mus Ed for Spec Needs2
MUS 450Degree Recital (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)0
Performance Studies (7 semesters) 214
Performance Studies
Ensembles6
Ensembles (1 semester)
Select five semesters from:
University Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ens
University Chorale
Functional Keyboard Skills4
Func Keybd Skls I
Func Keybd Skls II
Func Keybd Skls III
Func Keybd Skls IV
Music History and Literature9
Mus Hist & Lit I (Satisfies CAP Integrative, and Advanced Historical Studies)
Mus Hist & Lit II
Intro World Music (Satisfies CAP Arts, and Diversity and Social Justice)
Music Theory and Aural Skills16
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory of Music III
Theory of Music IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Additional Requirements for Instrumental Concentration 3
Ensembles3
Ensembles (choral)
Small Ensembles (4 semesters, 0.5 semester hours each)
Music Education9
Beg Guitar Class I
Voice Lab
Woodwind Pedagogy (2 semesters)
Brass Pedagogy (2 semesters)
Percussn Pedagogy
String Pedagogy (2 semesters)
Select a minimum of 6 elective semester hours from:6
Eurhythmics
Beg Guitar Class II
Percussn Pedagogy
Choral Conducting
Instr Conducting
Clin Educ Improv I
Performance Studies (may be repeated)
Dictn&Lit-Singrs
Jazz Pedagogy
Marching Band Pedagy
Teacher Education25
Profession-Teachng
Prfssn Tchng Lab
Chld&Adol In Eductn
Chld & Adlsct Ed Lab
Phil&Hist of Amer Ed (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action, and Advanced Study in Philosophy)
Crt Rdg Wrtg Cnt Ar
Stdt Tchng-Mus K-12

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Total Hours to total at least146

1

Students in the music education program are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, a 2.5 cumulative average in teacher education courses, and a 2.5 cumulative average in music courses. Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in the following core music education courses: MUS 331, MUS 332 and MUS 335.

2

On principal instrument.

3

Students will select one of two concentration areas (instrumental or vocal). Upon successful completion of the degree and Praxis 2 exam, candidates will receive a Resident Educator License (Four Year, Multi-age, P-12) from the State of Ohio to teach music from pre-kindergarten through senior high school.

 

Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Education-VOCAL CONCENTRATION (mue) Minimum 146 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



BM Requirements
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)7
Social Sciences (May include CAP Social Science)3

Major Requirements 184
MUS 200Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0
MUS 202Prof Dev Workshops (7 semesters)0
MUS 231Intro to Mus Ed2
MUS 240Fund of Conducting2
MUS 241Keyboard Comp I0
MUS 242Keyboard Comp II0
MUS 250Second Year Review0
MUS 318Fund of Arranging2
MUS 331Choral Mus Methods3
MUS 332Instru Mus Methods3
MUS 335Classroom Mus Mthds3
MUS 340Mus Ed for Spec Needs2
MUS 450Degree Recital (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)0
Performance Studies (7 semesters) 214
Performance Studies (7 semesters) 2
Ensembles6
Ensembles (1 semester)
Select five semesters from:
University Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ens
University Chorale
Functional Keyboard Skills4
Func Keybd Skls I
Func Keybd Skls II
Func Keybd Skls III
Func Keybd Skls IV
Music History and Literature9
Mus Hist & Lit I (Satisfies CAP Integrative, and Advanced Historical Studies)
Mus Hist & Lit II
Intro World Music (Satisfies CAP Arts, and Diversity and Social Justice)
Music Theory and Aural Skills16
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory of Music III
Theory of Music IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Additional requirements for Vocal Concentration 3
MUS 408Dictn&Lit-Singrs2
Ensembles1
Ensembles (instrumental)
Music Education7
Beg Guitar Class I
Beg Guitar Class II
Voice Pedagogy
Voice Lab
Brass Instrument Lab
WW Instrument Lab
Percussn Pedagogy
String Pedagogy
Select a minimum of 8 elective semester hours from:8
Eurhythmics
Percussn Pedagogy
Choral Conducting
Instr Conducting
Clin Educ Improv I
Performance Studies (on secondary instrument, may be repeated)
Dictn&Lit-Singrs
Jazz Pedagogy
Marching Band Pedagy
Teacher Education25
Profession-Teachng
Prfssn Tchng Lab
Chld&Adol In Eductn
Chld & Adlsct Ed Lab
Phil&Hist of Amer Ed (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action, and Advanced Study in Philosophy)
Crt Rdg Wrtg Cnt Ar
Stdt Tchng-Mus K-12

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Total Hours to total at least146

1

Students in the music education program are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, a 2.5 cumulative average in teacher education courses, and a 2.5 cumulative average in music courses. Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in the following core music education courses: MUS 331, MUS 332 and MUS 335.

2

 On principal instrument.

3

Students will select one of two concentration areas (instrumental or vocal). Upon completion of the degree and Praxis 2 exam, candidates will receive a Resident Educator License (Four Year, Multi-age, P-12) from the State of Ohio to teach music from pre-kindergarten through senior high school.

 

Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Performance (mup) Minimum 137 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



BM Requirements
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)7
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)6

Major Requirements87
MUS 200Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0
MUS 202Prof Dev Workshops (7 semesters)0
MUS 241Keyboard Comp I0
MUS 242Keyboard Comp II0
MUS 250Second Year Review0
MUS 450Degree Recital (2 required. Satisfies CAP Major Capstone.)0
Conducting4
Fund of Conducting
Fund of Arranging
Ensembles8
University Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ens
University Chorale
Music History and Literature 9
Mus Hist & Lit I (Satisfies CAP Integrative, and Advanced Historical Studies)
Mus Hist & Lit II
Intro World Music (Satisfies CAP Arts, and Diversity and Social Justice)
Music Theory and Aural Skills 16
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory of Music III
Theory of Music IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Orchestration or arranging4
Fund of Orchestration
Fund of Arranging
Adv Orchestration
Performance Studies 136
Major area of specialization (24-32 hours)
Minor area of specialization (4-12 hours) 2
MUS electives 314

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Non-music electives 43
Total Hours to total at least137

1

Performance study in major area must lead to a half junior solo recital and a full senior solo recital.

2

Must include MUS 296-MUS 299 or MUS 399.

3

Voice majors must take MUS 235 and MUS 408; piano majors must include MUS 405 and MUS 435; instrumental majors must take a pedagogy course in their area of specialization. Wind, string, brass and percussion majors should register for the appropriate pedagogy course in their area of performance (MUS 336-MUS 339). Majors are strongly urged to register for a Special Topics class with their performance instructor chosen to complement other performance studies.

4

Voice majors must include two semesters of foreign language study.

 

 

Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Therapy (mut) Minimum 134 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



BM Requirements
Mathematics (Satisfies CAP Mathematics) 13
Natural Sciences, includes:7
Human Anatomy (Applies to CAP Natural Science)
Lecture with Lab
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)3

Major Requirements87
MUS 200Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0
MUS 202Prof Dev Workshops (7 semesters)0
MUS 241Keyboard Comp I0
MUS 242Keyboard Comp II0
MUS 250Second Year Review0
MUS 450Degree Recital (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)0
MUS 489Mus Therapy Intrnshp 22
Conducting and Arranging4
Fund of Conducting
Fund of Arranging
Ensembles6
University Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ens
University Chorale
Music History and Literature9
Mus Hist & Lit I (Satisfies CAP Integrative, and Advanced Historical Studies)
Mus Hist & Lit II
Intro World Music (Satisfies CAP Arts, and Diversity and Social Justice)
Music Theory and Aural Skills16
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory of Music III
Theory of Music IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Music Therapy, including core courses and practica27
Eurhythmics
Func Mus Thrpy Skls
Intro Mus Therapy
Mus Therapy Methods
Practcm Mus Thrpy I
Practm Mus Thrpy II
Practm Mus Thrpy III
Mus Ther Treat Proc
Clin Educ Improv I
Clin Educ Improv II
Music Therapy Prin
Music & Psychothrpy
Practm Mus Thrpy IV
Practm Mus Thrpy V
Mus Therapy Research
Performance Studies 310
Performance Studies
Vocal and instrumental methods, including accompanying instruments of piano and guitar:8
Beg Guitar Class I
Beg Guitar Class II
Func Keybd Skls I
Func Keybd Skls II
Func Keybd Skls III
Func Keybd Skls IV
Percussn Pedagogy 4
Select one semester hour from:
Brass Instrument Lab
WW Instrument Lab
Organ Class
Music and dance electives5

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
PSY 101Introductory Psych (Satisfies CAP Social Science)3
PSY 351Child Psychology3
PSY 355Devlp Psychpath3
PSY 363Abnormal Psychology3
Total Hours to total at least134

1

MTH 207 recommended.

2

This internship of a minimum of 900 hours is taken after student completes all other course requirements. In order to be recommended for an internship, the student must 1) demonstrate certain skills, characteristics, and dispositions required in the music therapy profession, 2) earn a grade of C- or better in each music therapy course, and 3) have an overall grade point average of at least 2.00 and a grade point average of at least 2.50 in music, music therapy, and psychology coursework.  Upon earning a grade of C- or better in an internship, the graduate is eligible to take a national certification examination to become a Music Therapist - Board Certified.

3

Performance studies on the student's principal instrument leading to a minimum of a half-recital during the junior or senior year.   

4

One semester of MUS 338 must be completed for a total of one semester hour.

 

Certificate in Church Music (MCh)

Church Music
MUS 110Fundamentals of Mus 12
MUS 350Sacred Music Hst3
MUS 351Church Music Admin2
MUS 390Ensembles1
MUS 399Performance Studies1-2
MUS 452Contemp Litgcl Mus Rep2
MUS 459Church Music Internship2
REL 446Chrstn Liturgy 23
Select one course from:2
Fund of Conducting
Adv Choral Cond
Select six semester hours from:6
Fund of Arranging
ST:Church Music
Teach Music w/Tech I
Teach Music w/Technology II
Total Hours24-25

1

May substitute additional credits in performance studies or church music workshops for MUS 110.

2

Or two to three semester hours of a suitable religious studies course.

 

Minor in Music (mus)

Music
Select one track from:22
Track A:
Music Theory Prac
Music Theory Prac
Listen & Transcrip
Jazz Pop Theory
Mus Hist & Lit I
Mus Hist & Lit II
Select MUS electives (8 hours) 1,2
Track B:
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Mus Hist & Lit I
Mus Hist & Lit II
Select MUS electives (8 hours) 1,2
Total Hours22

1

Must include six semester hours at the 300/400 level.

2

No more than two semester hours of ensemble (MUS 390, MUS 491, MUS 492, MUS 493) will count toward the minor.

 

 

Minor in Music Technology (mTC)

Music Technology
Select one music theory option from: 8
Option A
Music Theory Prac
Music Theory Prac
Listen & Transcrip
Jazz Pop Theory
Option B
Theory of Music I
Theory of Music II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Applied Studies 16
Performance Studies
Performance
Ensembles 22
Ensembles 3
University Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ens
University Chorale
Music History and Literature3
Mus Hist & Lit I
Mus Hist & Lit II
Intro World Music
Music Technology 5
Intro Music Tech
Rec&Digital Media
Total Hours24

1

Take a total of six semester hours from any combination of these courses.

2

Take a total of two semester hours from any combination of these courses.

3

Choose from any MUS 390. See course descriptions.


Courses

MUS 104. Music Literature for the Elementary Classroom. 2 Hours

Study of music literature and its direct application to elementary classroom use.

MUS 110. Fundamentals of Music. 2 Hours

For the student with no previous experience with theory of music. Notation of music, key and time signatures, fundamental harmonic progression, and introduction to the piano keyboard. Elementary ear training and dictation. Open to all University students.

MUS 111. Theory of Music I. 2 Hours

Basic vocabulary and grammar of music: fundamentals (intervals, scales, modes, keys, triads), and counterpoint studies. Assignments are done with computer notation programs, and portions of the course use web-based texts.

MUS 112. Theory of Music II. 2 Hours

Basic diatonic and chromatic harmonic vocabulary studies, emphasizing both writing and analysis skills. Assignments are done with computer notation programs, and portions of the course use web-based texts. Prerequisite(s): (MUS 111 with a grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor.

MUS 113. Aural Skills I. 2 Hours

The hearing of musical structure is developed through active listening to representative pieces from music literature. Emphasis on formal relations, musical development and historical styles. Introduction to solfege singing and music transcription.

MUS 114. Aural Skills II. 2 Hours

Further developing the ability to hear musical structure through transcription of intervals, melody, rhythm and harmonic patterns and short musical compositions of music in representative stylistic categories. Use of solfege singing to represent students' internalization of melodic structure. Prerequisite(s): (MUS 113 with a grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor.

MUS 115. Music in Theory & Practice. 3 Hours

Music theory studies in an historical context, appropriate for non-music majors. Fundamentals of music vocabulary and music prior to 1600: origins of melody and counterpoint. Aural skills incorporated into daily classes. Open to all University students. Prerequisite(s): At least one year of instrument/voice studies which required note-reading ability. Corequisite(s): Current performance studies or active participation in a music ensemble which requires note-reading skills.

MUS 116. Music in Theory & Practice. 3 Hours

Continuation of MUS 115: music between 1600-1900, harmony and analysis. Aural skills incorporated into daily classes. Prerequisite(s): MUS 115. Corequisite(s): Current performance studies or active participation in a music ensemble which requires note-reading skills.

MUS 121. Composition I. 1 Hour

2Supplemental explorations for majors in music composition, to accompany work in MUS 111-112. Basic notational practices and application of traditional techniques to the creative process. Prerequisite(s): MUS 111 (may be taken as a corequisite).

MUS 122. Composition I. 1 Hour

Supplemental explorations for majors in music composition, to accompany work in MUS 111-112. Basic notational practices and application of traditional techniques to the creative process. Prerequisite(s): MUS 112 (may be taken as a corequisite). Corequisite(s): MUS 121.

MUS 191. Voice Class. 2 Hours

Basic principles of good singing; development of the voice; vocal literature. Open to all students, especially non-music majors.

MUS 195. Beginning Guitar Class I. 1 Hour

Introduction to playing the guitar with emphasis on chord playing and accompaniment, improvisation, and application of the guitar to music teaching.

MUS 196. Group Piano I. 1 Hour

For the student with no previous piano study. Rudiments of music reading, performance of simple folk and popular music, basic knowledge of scales, key signatures, and chords. Open to all University students.

MUS 200. Recital Attendance. 0 Hours

All music majors are required to attend professional and student concerts and recitals, to develop critical listening experience and knowledge of repertoire.

MUS 201. Music In Concert. 3 Hours

Survey of music literature, styles, and important composers, through preparation for and attendance at selected concerts on the campus and in the community. Concert ticket fees will be required. Open to all University students.

MUS 202. Professional Development Workshop. 0 Hours

All Bachelor of Music majors are required to attend a weekly professional workshop in their degree area. Course format is didactic and/or experiential according to degree program needs. Course material includes a variety of professional, pedagogical, and technological topics. May be repeated.

MUS 203. Sights & Sounds of Music. 3 Hours

An introduction to music and its literature, with emphasis on the way music has been shaped by its cultural, geographic, and historical contexts. Open to all University students.

MUS 205. Music, Instruments & Techonology. 3 Hours

Survey of music literature, styles, and important composers, and the way the development of instruments has influenced changes in musical style. The course will also consider the ways technology has altered our approach and access to music making, listening, and dissemination in the twentieth century. Open to all University students.

MUS 211. Theory of Music III. 2 Hours

Advanced diatonic and chromatic harmonic vocabulary studies and Schenkerian analysis, emphasizing both writing and analysis skills. Assignments are done with computer notation programs, and portions of the course use web-based texts. Prerequisite(s): (MUS 112 with grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor.

MUS 212. Theory of Music IV. 2 Hours

Music of the twentieth century, emphasizing both writing and analysis skills. Assignments are done with computer notation programs, and portions of the course use web-based texts. Prerequisite(s): (MUS 211 with a grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor.

MUS 213. Aural Skills III. 2 Hours

Explores more advanced musical hearing and transcription techniques through later harmonic, melodic and rhythmic styles. More advanced melodic, harmonic and rhythmic materials as well as the continuing use of solfege singing to represent students' internalization of melodic structure. Prerequisite(s): (MUS 114 with grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor.

MUS 214. Aural Skills IV. 2 Hours

Late nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century musical structures of harmony, melody, rhythm and compositional development/form explored through listening, transcription and performance. Prerequisite(s): (MUS 213 with a grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor.

MUS 217. Listening & Transcription Skills. 2 Hours

Skills in hearing and notating music of representative and diverse styles through use of digital recording, sequencing, and computer notation software. Prerequisite(s): (MUS 112, 114) or permission of instructor.

MUS 218. Popular Jazz Theory. 2 Hours

Skills in the composition and arranging of popular and jazz styles in music including harmonic progression, melodic forms and the structure of voices and instruments in arrangements. Emphasis on creative applications of technology on the facility of music production. Culminating project is an arrangement, produced and recorded by the student. Prerequisite(s): (MUS 111, 112) or (MUS 115, 116) or permission of instructor.

MUS 221. Composition II. 1 Hour

Supplemental explorations for majors in music composition, to accompany work in MUS 211-212. Style analysis and synthesis, extension of traditional techniques, and basic instrumental applications. Prerequisite(s): MUS 211 (may be taken as a corequisite).

MUS 222. Composition II. 1 Hour

Supplemental explorations for majors in music composition, to accompany work in MUS 211-212. Style analysis and synthesis, extension of traditional techniques, and basic instrumental applications. Prerequisite(s): MUS 212, 221, (may be taken as corequisites).

MUS 223. Introduction to Music Technology. 2 Hours

Provides students with an introduction to the notation and recording of music with a computer. Students will learn to compile and print music, record digital instruments with MIDI, and record and mix music with portable digital audio workstations. Prerequisite(s): (MUS 111, 112) or (MUS 115, 116) or permission of instructor.

MUS 231. Introduction to Music Education. 2 Hours

An introduction to a wide variety of pedagogical and philosophical aspects of teaching the arts. Topics will include technology, national and state standards, history, and professional organizations. Prerequisite(s): EDT 110.

MUS 232. Integrating the Arts. 2 Hours

Primarily for Teacher Education majors. Development of knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes in music for integration into a classroom setting in which other classroom subjects are taught. Prerequisite(s): EDT 110.

MUS 233. Eurhythmics. 1 Hour

Exploration of time, space, and energy through individual and collaborative structured and creative movement for musicianship skill development.

MUS 235. Voice Pedagogy. 1 Hour

Techniques for teaching singing. Prerequisite(s): Voice major or permission of instructor.

MUS 236. Voice Laboratory. 1 Hour

Introduction to the performance and pedagogical techniques for voice. Prerequisite(s): Instrumental music major or permission of department chairperson.

MUS 237. Brass Instrument Laboratory. 1 Hour

Introduction to the performance and pedagogical techniques for the brass instrument family.

MUS 238. Woodwind Instrument Laboratory. 1 Hour

Introduction to the performance and pedagogical techniques for the woodwind instrument family.

MUS 240. Fundamentals of Conducting. 2 Hours

Introductory-level course discussing basic conducting techniques, musical styles, interpretation, score study and analysis, transposition, and literature. Dual emphasis of choral and instrumental techniques.

MUS 241. Keyboard Competency I. 0 Hours

Successful mastery of keyboard competency skills required for the first year music major. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

MUS 242. Keyboard Competency II. 0 Hours

Successful mastery of keyboard competency skills required for the second year music major. Prerequisite(s): MUS 241; permission of department chairperson.

MUS 250. Second Year Review. 0 Hours

Required mid-point evaluation of all music majors typically completed in the second semester of the second year of study toward the degree. Students must earn a satisfactory grade (S) in this course in order to enroll in upper-level coursework in their respective degree programs. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

MUS 280. Music & Movement for Persons with Disabilities. 1 Hour

Training in the use of music and movement for children with disabilities under the supervision of AIM (Adventures in Movement) for the Handicapped, Inc. Includes observations and practices in the field.

MUS 282. Functional Music Therapy Skills. 2 Hours

Aids music therapy majors in the development of functional competencies on keyboard, guitar, and voice, as well as the ability to learn, memorize, and perform a broad repertoire of American popular song. Prerequisite(s): MUS 112, 114.

MUS 285. Introduction to Music Therapy. 2 Hours

History and development of music therapy; survey of theoretical bases and current trends for the use of music in therapy; disability areas using music therapy. Orientation in the clinical field. Prerequisite(s): PSY 101.

MUS 286. Music Therapy Methods. 2 Hours

Introduction to four methods of music therapy: re-creative, receptive, composition, and improvisation. Emphasis on assessment, planning, facilitation, and evaluation of music therapy experiences within each method. Prerequisite(s): MUS 285.

MUS 287. Practicum in Music Therapy I. 1 Hour

Supervised pre-internship field experiences with children and/or adults with special needs. One-hour weekly lab required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 282; permission of department chairperson.

MUS 288. Practicum in Music Therapy II. 1 Hour

Supervised pre-internship field experiences with children and/or adults with special needs. One-hour weekly lab required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 250, 287.

MUS 289. Practicum in Music Therapy III. 1 Hour

Supervised pre-internship field experiences with children and/or adults with special needs. One-hour weekly lab required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 288.

MUS 290. Music Therapy Treatment Processes. 1 Hour

Addresses the development of established competencies in the areas of music therapy referral, assessment, treatment planning, evaluation, supervision, and documentation of these processes. Prerequisite(s): MUS 285.

MUS 293. Organ Class. 1 Hour

Introduction to the organ, including basic performance techniques, registration, beginning literature, and hymn playing.

MUS 294. Harpsichord Class. 1 Hour

Beginning course in harpsichord performance, including basic technique, stylistic considerations, and simple maintenance and tuning of the instrument.

MUS 295. Beginning Guitar Class II. 1 Hour

Note reading in first position; advanced chord work, introduction to chord solo playing, and improvisation. Prerequisite(s): MUS 195 or equivalent.

MUS 296. Functional Keyboard Skills I. 1 Hour

Instruction in development of basic performance technique, sight reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, improvising, and score reading.

MUS 297. Functional Keyboard Skills II. 1 Hour

Further development of techniques introduced in MUS 296. Prerequisite(s): MUS 296.

MUS 298. Functional Keyboard Skills III. 1 Hour

Continuation of MUS 297 with emphasis on improvisation and harmonization techniques.

MUS 299. Functional Keyboard Skills IV. 1 Hour

Continuation of MUS 298 with emphasis on advanced chord work and modulation techniques. Prerequisite(s): MUS 298.

MUS 301. Music History & Literature I. 3 Hours

Survey of Western music history and literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Important composers, masterworks of music literature, compositional styles.

MUS 302. Music History & Literature II. 3 Hours

Survey of Western music history and literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Important composers, masterworks of music literature, compositional styles.

MUS 303. Introduction to Music of the World. 3 Hours

Survey of music from representative cultures around the world, and its role and function in society.

MUS 304. History of American Music. 3 Hours

Survey of the American musical heritage emphasizing Anglo- and Afro-American folk traditions, early religious music, country music, pioneers in piano, band and concert music, and contemporary popular music. Open to all University students.

MUS 305. African-American Sacred Music. 3 Hours

Historical survey of African-American sacred music from its African roots to the present with an emphasis on developments in recent decades. Examines spirituals, the ring-shout, civil rights songs, the various forms of Gospel music, traditional hymnody of the African-American church, and the musical aspects of black preaching. Open to all University students.

MUS 306. History of American Jazz. 3 Hours

Survey of the literature and performance practices from 1890 to the present. Includes blues, Dixieland, ragtime, boogie-woogie, swing, bop, cool, funky, and current techniques. Open to all University students.

MUS 307. Development of American Popular Song. 3 Hours

Survey of American popular music from the days of the colonies, the war years, the ballad opera, minstrel, vaudeville, operetta, early film music, through Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, including European influences. Open to all University students.

MUS 308. Chamber Music & Symphony. 2 Hours

Formal and harmonic analysis of chamber music. Formal analysis of symphonies of classic, romantic, and contemporary composers Prerequisite(s): MUS 211, MUS 212.

MUS 309. Operal History & Literature. 3 Hours

Survey of the development of the opera and its literature from its seventeenth-century beginnings to the present. Focus upon major works and composers. Open to all University students.

MUS 310. Mozart's Operas. 3 Hours

An interdisciplinary survey of Mozart's operas - German and Italian, serious and comic. Class discussions will be supplemented by extensive listening and/or viewing of recorded performances and, when possible, attendance at live performances.

MUS 311. Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint. 2 Hours

Study of the contrapuntal technique of the eighteenth century, particularly in the instrumental works of J.S. Bach. Original compositions in forms of the invention and the fugue. Prerequisite(s): MUS 211, MUS 212.

MUS 312. Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint. 2 Hours

Study of the medieval modes and the vocal polyphony of the motet and the Mass, up to and including five-part writing; original student compositions.

MUS 313. Advanced Aural Skills. 2 Hours

Advanced training in dictation, solfege, and aural analysis. Prerequisite(s): MUS 215.

MUS 314. Score Reading. 2 Hours

Training in reading music at the piano from open score. Drill in transposition, improvisation, and reading of various clefs, leading to the realization of full vocal and orchestral scores.

MUS 316. Fundamentals of Orchestration. 2 Hours

Instrumentation studies of the four main orchestral families: woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings. Some work in combining families. Prerequisite(s): MUS 212.

MUS 318. Fundamentals of Arranging. 2 Hours

Arranging studies for woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, and choir. Individual examination of instruments; projects. Prerequisite(s): MUS 212.

MUS 321. Composition III. 2 Hours

Explorations of original composition, which utilize equally the concepts of pitch, temporal elements, timbres, and dynamics. Prerequisite(s): MUS 214, 250.

MUS 322. Composition III. 2 Hours

Explorations of original composition, which utilize equally the concepts of pitch, temporal elements, timbres, and dynamics. Prerequisite(s): MUS 250, 321.

MUS 323. Recording Arts & Digital Media. 3 Hours

Comprehensive overview of digital audio and digital visual media. Skills in recording, archiving, and presenting work. Prerequisite(s): MUS 223 or permission of instructor.

MUS 325. Beethoven & His Era. 3 Hours

Survey of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, including orchestral works and chamber music, opera, keyboard and sacred music; and a survey of the historical context in which Beethoven lived and worked - Europe and the Habsburg Empire of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and especially Vienna, the Habsburg capital. Beethoven is the culmination of the High Classic style and also the first of a new generation of Romantic composers.

MUS 327. Music in Film. 3 Hours

Survey of the styles, aesthetics, and techniques of film music, emphasizing the interaction of music and visual image in film. Consideration of the changes in the evolution of both film and film music, and their relationship to culture and society.

MUS 328. History of the American Musical. 3 Hours

Survey of the history and literature of the American musical from its nineteenth century predecessors to the present day. The course will focus on major representative works, major composers, and other artistic innovators. Open to all University students.

MUS 331. Choral Music Methods. 3 Hours

Pedagogical techniques for choral ensembles. Topics include the singing voice, the changing voice, organization, artistic development, literature, and rehearsal techniques. National standards are emphasized as they relate to specific objectives. Current related practices in technology are incorporated in specific assignments. Field experience required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 250.

MUS 332. Instrumental Music Methods. 3 Hours

Pedagogical techniques for band and orchestra. Topics include teaching and rehearsal techniques, organization, assessment, learning theories, philosophy, literature, and programming. National standards are emphasized as they relate to specific objectives. Current related practices in technology are incorporated in specific assignments. Field experience required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 250.

MUS 335. Classroom Music Methods. 3 Hours

Pedagogical techniques for classroom music in grades preK through 8. Topics include the pedagogical methods of Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki, and Dalcroze; lesson-plan design, implementation, and assessment. Special emphasis on the exceptional learner. National Standards are emphasized as they relate to specific objectives. Current related practices in technology are incorporated in specific assignments. Field experience required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 250.

MUS 336. Woodwind Pedagogy. 1 Hour

Course in woodwind pedagogy offered in two semester-long sections: (1) pedagogical techniques for clarinet and flute; (2) pedagogical techniques for saxophone, oboe, and bassoon. Repeatable up to two semester hours.

MUS 337. Brass Pedagogy. 1 Hour

Course in brass pedagogy offered in two semester-long sections (1) pedagogical techniques for trumpet and horn; (2) pedagogical techniques for trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Repeatable up to two semester hours.

MUS 338. Percussion Pedagogy. 0.5-1 Hours

Course in percussion pedagogy offered in two semester-long sections: (1) Pedagogical techniques for the percussion instruments; (2) performance study on snare drum, mallets and timpani; teaching techniques for accessory instruments; minor repairs: method book analysis. Repeatable up to one and a half semester hours.

MUS 339. String Pedagogy. 1 Hour

Pedagogical techniques for the string instruments. Separate sections for upper strings and lower strings. Each section is a full-term course.

MUS 340. Music Education for Students with Special Needs. 2 Hours

Introduction to issues affecting music education with students who have physical, cognitive, emotional, and sensory challenges that affect the learning process. Specific musical characteristics and needs of special learners will be presented along with methods and strategies for teaching. Information and guidelines regarding regulatory issues related to music education will be addressed. Field experience required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 231.

MUS 345. Choral Conducting. 2 Hours

Continuation of techniques introduced in MUS 240, dealing specifically with techniques for choral ensembles. Prerequisite(s): MUS 240.

MUS 346. Instrumental Conducting. 2 Hours

Continuation of techniques introduced in MUS 240, dealing specifically with techniques for band and orchestra. Prerequisite(s): MUS 240.

MUS 350. Sacred Music History. 3 Hours

Survey of the development of Christian Music and its function in worship. The focus will be on historical styles, including both their impact on and their application within liturgical settings, as well as on the religious reflections engendered by specific works.

MUS 351. Church Music Administration. 2 Hours

Examination of the process, organization, administration, planning, and presentation of church music in various Christian traditions. Attention is given to concepts of worship planning, the organization of a comprehensive music program, program development and the relationship between the music ministry and various other church entities.

MUS 352. Understanding Sacred Music & Worship in the Local Church. 3 Hours

Focus on the important relationship between music and worship in the life of the church with an emphasis on major contemporary trends in sacred music and work. An historical overview of music and worship with biblical foundations for both are provided. Prerequisite(s): REL 103; (ASI 111, 112).

MUS 360. Special Topics in Music. 1-3 Hours

Studies in specialized areas of music. May be repeated as topics change, up to six semester hours. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

MUS 381. Clinical & Educational Music Improvisation I. 2 Hours

Music improvisation techniques and procedures using piano, percussion, voice, guitar, and student's major instrument. Emphasis on the acquisition of clinical and educational music improvisational skills to be applied in the medical, rehabilitation, clinical and/or school music education setting. Prerequisite(s): MUS 212, 214.

MUS 382. Clinical & Educational Music Improvisation II. 2 Hours

Intermediate skill development in clinical and educational music improvisation. Emphasis on assessment, implementation, and evaluation of individual, dyadic, and group improvisatory experiences. Acquisition of expressive movement repertoire to improvised music. Prerequisite(s): MUS 381.

MUS 385. Music Theraphy Principles. 3 Hours

Principles and processes underlying the applications of music in therapy, including philosophical approaches, assessment procedures, goals and objectives, evaluation and documentation techniques, and professional ethics and standards of clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): MUS 289.

MUS 386. Music & Psychotherapy. 3 Hours

Overview of concepts, methods, and materials in the clinical practice of various forms of music psychotherapy. Exploration of the role and function of music within other therapeutic approaches (e.g., cognitive, humanistic, etc.). Identification of factors and issues affecting the helping process.

MUS 387. Practicum in Music Therapy IV. 2 Hours

Supervised pre-internship experiences with children and/or adults with special needs. One-hour weekly lab required. Corequisite(s): MUS 385.

MUS 388. Practicum in Music Therapy V. 2 Hours

Supervised pre-internship experiences with children and/or adults with special needs. One-hour weekly lab required. Corequisite(s): MUS 386.

MUS 390. Ensembles. 0-1 Hours

Various ensembles offered by the Department of Music. See overview page for emsemble titles. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

MUS 391. Jazz Improvisation I. 1 Hour

Study and performance of the musical elements that define the various styles of jazz improvisation from the beginning to the intermediate level. Prerequisite(s): MUS 114 or permission of department chairperson.

MUS 392. Jazz Improvisation II. 1 Hour

Study of the musical elements that define the various styles of jazz improvisation from the intermediate to the advanced level. Prerequisite(s): MUS 391 or permission of department chairperson.

MUS 396. Jazz Keyboard Harmony I. 1 Hour

Practical and theoretical course of study achieved through in-depth analyses at an introductory level of chords and chord voicings, repertoire, manuscripts, videos and recordings of great jazz pianists. Students identify and perform harmonic techniques of jazz piano used by twentieth century jazz pianists. Prerequisite(s): MUS 297 or permission of department chairperson.

MUS 397. Jazz Keyboard Harmony II. 1 Hour

Practical and theoretical course of study achieved through in-depth analyses at an intermediate level of chords and chord voicings, repertoire, manuscripts, videos and recordings of great jazz pianists. Students identify and perform harmonic techniques of jazz piano used by twentieth century jazz pianists. Prerequisite(s): MUS 396 or permission of department chairperson.

MUS 398. Instrumental Jazz Improvisation. 1 Hour

Individualized instruction in instrumental jazz improvisation. Study of jazz theory, aural development, stylistic considerations, and repertoire. Prerequisite(s): Participation in Jazz Ensemble and/or Jazz Combo.

MUS 399. Performance Studies. 1-2 Hours

Private instruction (one thirty to forty-five minute lesson each week) in piano, voice, organ, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet-cornet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion, harp, harpsichord, classical and pick-style guitar, and jazz lessons in piano, guitar, bass, drums, brass, and woodwinds. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

MUS 401. Medieval & Renaissance Music. 1 Hour

The development of music from circa 400 to 1600, including plainchant, early polyphony, Ars Nova, and Renaissance music; the relationship of music to other arts and to its historical context. Open to all University students.

MUS 402. Baroque Music. 2 Hours

Literature and performing practices from 1600 to 1750; the relationship of music to social and cultural movements. Open to all University students.

MUS 403. Classic & Romantic Music. 3 Hours

Literature and performing practices from 1750 to 1900; the relationship of music to social and cultural movements. Open to all University students.

MUS 404. Twentieth-Century Music. 2 Hours

Study of twentieth-century music, its styles, and its cultural contexts, including post-romantic, impressionistic, neo-classic, and avant-garde. Open to all University students.

MUS 405. Piano Literature. 2 Hours

Comprehensive survey of literature for the piano. Required of piano performance majors.

MUS 408. Diction & Literature for Singers. 2 Hours

Course in foreign language diction with an associated survey of significant and representative works from the vocal solo repertoire. Course alternates its content: German and English; and French and Italian. Course may be repeated as content changes. Prerequisite(s): MUS 399 or 499.

MUS 413. Style & Design. 2 Hours

Exploration of appropriate analytical techniques as applied to Western music from the Renaissance to the present. Prerequisite(s): MUS 212.

MUS 414. Sytle & Design. 2 Hours

Exploration and application of various musical styles as demonstrated by original compositions patterned after selected historic models. Prerequisite(s): MUS 413.

MUS 416. Advanced Orcestration. 2 Hours

Continuation of MUS 316. Intensive instrumentation studies and detailed analysis of orchestral work. Prerequisite(s): MUS 316.

MUS 418. Research in Music Theory. 2 Hours

Practical experience in analysis for music composition majors. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in music.

MUS 419. Research in Music Theory. 2 Hours

Practical experience in analysis for music composition majors. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in music.

MUS 421. Composition IV. 2 Hours

Advanced work in musical composition, writing multi-movement forms of both vocal and instrumental music. Prerequisite(s): MUS 250, 321, 322.

MUS 422. Composition IV. 2 Hours

Advanced work in musical composition, writing multi-movement forms of both vocal and instrumental music. Prerequisite(s): MUS 250, 321, 322.

MUS 423. Composition for Large Ensembles. 2 Hours

Preparation and execution of an extended work for large instrumental or vocal ensemble. All aspects of score and part preparation, notation, orchestration, correction, rehearsal, and performance will be considered.

MUS 424. Advanced Notational Techniques. 2 Hours

Study of special problems in contemporary notation and calligraphy. Work will be done through analysis of twentieth-century techniques and creative solutions to individual problems.

MUS 425. Electronic Music Composition. 2 Hours

Study of musical electronic techniques, ranging from tape recorders and musique concrete through synthesizer and computer-generated and organized sound.

MUS 426. Improvisational Music Composition. 2 Hours

Discussion, study, and performance of improvisational musical techniques, including historical overview of classical extemporization, stream of consciousness, jazz, and aleatory and indeterminism.

MUS 430. Jazz Pedagogy. 2 Hours

Methods and materials for the organization and teaching of jazz performance classes. Topics include teaching improvisation, the rhythm section, and repertoire for the school jazz band. Field experience required. Corequisite(s): Participation in the jazz program.

MUS 431. Marching Band Pedagogy. 2 Hours

Methods and materials for the organization and teaching of the high school marching band. Topics include teaching and rehearsal techniques, drill design, and philosophy. Field experience required. Corequisite(s): Participation in the marching band.

MUS 435. Piano Pedagogy. 2 Hours

Systematic preparation for the development of piano technique and tone; survey and study of graded teaching material of grades I and II. Prerequisite(s): Four terms of piano study or equivalent.

MUS 440. Advanced Instrumental Conducting. 2 Hours

Individualized instruction dealing with advanced analysis, interpretation, aural skills, repertoire study, and conducting. Prerequisite(s): MUS 346.

MUS 450. Degree Recital. 0 Hours

Required performance for all students pursing MUC, MUE, MUP, and MUT majors. In order to successfully complete the degree program, students must earn a satisfactory grade ("S") in this course. Prerequisite(s): MUS 250; permission of department chairperson.

MUS 452. Contemporary Liturgical Music Reperroire. 2 Hours

Examination of ways in which contemporary musical resources are utilized in the worship of Christian churches. Choral, congregational, cantoral, and instrumental material will be considered in the context of both the liturgical seasons and specific services. REL 446 recommended.

MUS 459. Church Music Internship. 2 Hours

Minimum of one semester's supervised service as organist and/or choral director in an approved parish setting. Prerequisite(s): Completion of half of certificate requirements; permission of department chairperson.

MUS 460. Special Studies in Music. 1-9 Hours

Studies in specialized areas of music, including music therapy and music education. May be repeated as topics change, up to nine semester hours. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in music or permission of instructor.

MUS 461. Special Topics in Church Music. 1-8 Hours

Studies in specialized areas of music, including music therapy and music education. May be repeated as topics change, up to eight semester hours. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in music or permission of instructor.

MUS 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

MUS 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

MUS 480. Capstone Project Seminar. 1 Hour

The first in a sequence of two capstone courses. To be taken in the first semester of the senior year. This course is required for all Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music degrees. Students select a faculty mentor and work with the mentor to establish a capstone project topic, goals, outcomes, and timeline associated with the project. Prerequisite(s): MUS 250; senior standing; MUS major or permission of department chairperson.

MUS 481. Capstone Project & Presentation. 1 Hour

The second of two capstone courses leading to graduation. To be taken in the second semester of the senior year. Students implement, complete, present, and evaluate a project within their area of concentration, reviewed by faculty and peers. Faculty approval of project and presentation is required for graduation. Prerequisite(s): MUS 480 or permission of department chairperson.

MUS 486. Research in Music Therapy. 2 Hours

Introduction to research methods; review of literature on experimental studies. Research project.

MUS 489. Music Therapy Internship. 2 Hours

Minimum of 1040 hours supervised clinical training through resident internship in an AMTA-approved program. This requirement precedes the granting of the music therapy degree. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in music therapy; permission.

MUS 491. University Orchestra. 1 Hour

Performing ensemble of string, wind, brass, and percussion players; preparing literature for orchestra and chamber orchestra. Open to all University community members by audition.

MUS 492. Symponic Wind Ensemble. 1 Hour

Select band that performs the finest in wind literature. Presents regular concerts during fall and winter terms. Auditions required.

MUS 493. University Chorale. 1 Hour

Mixed vocal ensemble performing music from all style periods in regular concert appearances. Open to all University students. Auditions required.

MUS 494. Dayton Jazz Ensemble. 1 Hour

Ensemble specializes in the interpretation and performance of traditional and contemporary big band jazz, including the art of improvisation. Audition required.

MUS 499. Performance Studies. 4 Hours

Private instruction (one-hour lessons weekly) in the same subjects as MUS 399. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.