Graduate Course Offerings

Jazz Studies (MUSH-, MUSI-)

MUSH-392. Improvisation (Grad). 3 crs. Exploration of advanced improvisational techniques in the jazz idiom. Fall/ Spring

MUSI-210. Jazz History (Grad). 3crs. Study of the history, sociology, culture and development of jazz from its African origins to the present and beyond. Fall/Spring.

MUSI-232. Introduction to Entertainment Law (Grad). 3 crs. An introductory course for all artists which explores contracts, torts, agency, labor relations, copyrights and communications. Fall.

MUSI-250. Pedagogy of Improvisation (Grad). 3 crs. Survey of jazz instructional materials and methods. Fall.

MUSI-259. Administration of College Jazz Studies. 3 crs. Course exploring design of higher education jazz studies curricula. Fall/ Spring.

MUSI-260, 262. Independent Study Jazz (Grad). 3 crs. Course allowing for advanced, directed research in Jazz music. Requires consent of the instructor. Fall/ Spring.

MUSI-265. Jazz Composition. 3 crs. Techniques and methods of jazz composition and development. Fall.

MUSI-376. Music Technology (Grad). 3 crs. Study of concepts in modern electronic music production, including acoustics, power, devices, MIDI, storage, software, and computers. Lab; includes independent study projects using technology. Consent of the instructor required. Spring.

MUSI-383. Jazz Arranging (Grad). 3 crs. Exploration and analysis of representative big band jazz arrangements, demonstrating intermediate and advanced techniques of instrumental arranging. Requires consent of the instructor.

MUSI-434. Vocal Arranging (Grad). 3 crs. Requires consent of the instructor.

MUSW-305 through 308. Drum Set I-IV (Grad). 3 crs. ea. Instruction of advanced jazz drum set technique and idiomatic playing. Audition required.

MUTV-311 through 322. Jazz Vocal Workshop I-IV (Grad). 1 cr. ea. Development of jazz solo and group performance skills, including improvisation, sight reading, repertoire and contemporary vocal technique.

MUTW-311 through 322. Voice for Jazz Studies I-IV (Grad). 3 crs ea. Advanced techniques of breathing, tone development, and vocal styles as they relate to the jazz idiom; development of the standard jazz repertoire. Audition required.

MUTX-311 through 322. Jazz Piano I-IV (Grad). 3 crs. ea. Comprehensive course for advanced jazz pianists encompassing varied jazz styles and techniques. Audition required.

MUTZ-311 through 322. Jazz Bass I-IV (Grad). 3 crs. ea. Instruction of advanced jazz bass technique and idiomatic playing. Audition required.

Music Education

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Music History, Literature & Materials (MUSC)

MUSC-008. African and Afro-American Music Literature. 3 crs. Explores traditional African music and American music influenced by the African idiom. 

MUSC-009. Intro to Ethnomusicology. 3 crs.

MUSC-010. Music History I: Antiquity to 1680. 3 crs. Explores concepts, definitions, musical literature, trends, performance practices, and composers from antiquity to 1680.

MUSC-011. Music History II: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. 3 crs. This course focuses on the study of symphony, chamber music, opera, and other forms from 1680 to 1880. It exposes students to core aesthetic concepts and musical repertoire from notated European and North American traditions.

MUSC-012. Music History III: The Twentieth Century. 3 crs. Analyzes styles, composers, and techniques from 1880 to the present.

MUSC-101. Music Literature of the Eighteenth Century. 3 crs. Examines changes from baroque to classical ideals, including the works of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Prerequisite: MUSC-008.

MUSC-102. Music Literature of the Nineteenth Century. 3 crs. Study of romanticism, beginning with the mature Beethoven. Prerequisite: MUSC-008.

MUSC-103. The Symphony. 3 crs. Presents the origins and development of the symphony and related forms, including an intensive study of scores. Prerequisite: MUSC-007.

MUSC-104. Chamber Music. 3 crs. Deals with string quartet literature and its antecedents, along with other chamber music forms from Haydn to Bartok. Prerequisite: MUSC-008.

MUSC-105. Choral Music. 3 crs. Treats the emergence and growth of choral music and such related forms as the chanson and madrigal, with emphasis on the Afro-American contribution. Prerequisite: MUSC-008.

MUSC-106. Dramatic Music. 3 crs. Covers such dramatic forms in music as the cantata, passion, oratorio, opera, and musical theater. Prerequisite: MUSC-008.

MUSC-125. Introduction to African Music. 3 crs. Presents African life and culture with music as a focal point. No previous music training required.

MUSC-155. Style Criteria. 3 crs. Examines styles, composition techniques, and performance standards of Western music from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: MUSC-008.

MUSC-156. Music Literature of the Twentieth Century. 3 crs. Treats techniques and trends from 1900 to the present, with special lectures and demonstrations by Composition faculty members. Prerequisite: MUSC-008.

MUSC-204. Chamber Music. 3 crs. Deals with string quartet literature and its antecedents, along with other chamber music forms from Haydn to Bartok. (Graduate).

MUSC-207. Individual Research. 3 crs. Directed by a member of the faculty. Students may receive credit for this course twice. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty member.

MUSC-221, 222. Vocal Literature. 3 crs. ea. Study of music for solo voice from its beginnings to present, with consideration of literature for the voice teacher. Prerequisite: MUSC-008.

MUSC-307. Individual Research in Music Literature. 3 crs. Directed by a member of the faculty. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty member.

Instrumental Studies (MUSx-, MUTx-, 435-)

MUSL-100. Violin Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUSL-111, 112. Violin Minor. 2 crs. ea. Instruction in major and minor scales and arpeggios in three octaves, solo repertoire comparable to Kreutzer's 42 Etudes, Sevcik's Opus 9, and concerti by Seitz and Accolay.

MUSL-121, 122. Violin Minor. 2 crs. ea. Instruction in scales and arpeggios continued from MUSL-111, 112, and etudes, compositions, concerti, and sonatas. Prereqs.: MUSL-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUSL-131, 132. Violin Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSL-122. Prereqs.: MUSL-MUSP, consent of instructor.

MUSL-141, 142. Violin Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSL-132, including preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSL-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUSL-211, 212. Violin Major. 4 crs. ea. Includes scales, arpeggios, double-stopping, bow technique and suitable studies and compositions from early and contemporary areas.

MUSL-221, 222. Violin Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSL-211, 212, with preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUSL-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUSL-231, 232. Violin Major. 4 crs. ea. Includes techniques, etudes, sonatas, compositions, and concerti. Prereqs.: 221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUSL-241, 242. Violin Major. 4 crs. ea. Consists of technique; review and continuation of previous material; study of etudes, sonatas, and concerti; and preparation of senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSS, MUST, or consent of instructor.

 

MUSM-100. Violoncello Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music majors. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUSM-111, 112. Violoncello Minor. 2 crs. ea. Consists of all major and minor scales and arpeggios in two octaves with various bowings; studies by Lee, Schroeder, Greutzmacher, and Alexanian; and Hindemith's Three Easy Pieces.

MUSM-121, 122. Violoncello Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSM-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUSM-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUSM-131, 132. Violoncello Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSM-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUSM-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUSM-141, 142. Violoncello Minor. 2 cr. ea. Continuation of MUSM-131, 132, along with preparation of senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSM-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUSM-211, 212. Violoncello Major. 4 crs. ea. Consists of major and minor scales and arpeggios in three octaves; studies by Schroeder, Popper, Dotzauer, and Klengel; and suitable compositions from string literature.

MUSM-221, 222. Violoncello Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSM-211, 212. Qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUSM-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUSM-231, 232. Violoncello Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSM-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUSM-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUSM-241, 242. Violoncello Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSM-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSM-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

MUSN-100. String Bass Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUSN-111, 112. String Bass Minor. 2 crs. ea. Covers Simandle's Book 1; Marcello's Sonata in D Minor; The Progressive Bowing Variations; The Melodious Bass; Bowing Variations; and three Beethoven symphonies.

MUSN-121, 122. String Bass Minor. 2 crs. ea. Includes Bille Nos. 263 and 264, Nanny Vingt Quartre Pieces, and orchestra studies. Prereqs.: MUSN-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUSN-131, 132. String Bass Minor. 2 crs. ea. Treats Bille Nos. 262 and 303, Handel's Sonata in G Minor, orchestra studies, and Galliard's Sonata in F Major. Prereqs.: MUSN-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUSN-141, 142. String Bass Minor. 2 crs. ea. Instruction in Bille No. 303; Nanny's Kreutzer Etudes; Koussevitzky's Chanson Triste and Valse Miniature, orchestra studies, and recital preparation. Prereqs.: MUSN-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUSN-211, 212. String Bass Major. 4 crs. ea. Deals with major and minor scales and arpeggios, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSN-221, 222. String Bass Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSN-211, and 212. Prereqs.: MUSN-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUSN 231, 232. String Bass Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSN-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUSN-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUSN-241, 242. String Bass Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSN-231, 232. Prereqs.: MUSN-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

MUSO-100. Guitar Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUSO-105. Non-Major Guitar Class. 1 cr. ea. Group instruction for non-music majors in music fundamentals, basic playing techniques, and repertoire of popular and classical music. Prerequisite: Student must supply own guitar.

MUSO-111, 112. Guitar Minor. 2 crs. ea. Open position major and minor scales, arpeggi, and chords; slurs and left hand development exercises; etudes and solos in various styles.

MUSO-121, 122. Guitar Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSO-111, 112 with moveable altered scales, arpeggi, and chord forms. Prereqs.: MUSO-111, 112 or consent of instructor.

MUSO-131, 132. Guitar Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSO-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUSO-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUSO-141, 142. Guitar Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSO-131, 132 with preparation for graduating recital. Prereqs.: MUSO-131, 132 or permission of instructor.

MUSO-211, 212. Guitar Major. 4 crs. ea. Scales, arpeggios, and chord forms; slurs and left hand development exercises; etudes and solos in various styles.

MUSO-221, 222. Guitar Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSO-211, 212 with addition of ensemble works utilizing accompaniment techniques and preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUSO-211, 212 or consent of instructor.

MUSO-231, 232. Guitar Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSO-221, 222 with addition of mixed ensemble works in which guitar is featured. Prereqs.: MUSO-221, 222 or consent of instructor.

MUSO-241, 242. Guitar Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSO-231, 232 with addition of a guitar concerto and preparation for the senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSO-231, 232 or consent of instructor.

 

MUSP-100. Flute Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUSP-111, 112. Flute Minor. 2 crs. ea. Includes all minor and major scales and arpeggios, along with suitable studies and solos.

MUSP-121, 122. Flute Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation MUSP-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUSP-111, 112 or consent of instructor.

MUSP-131, 132. Flute Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSP-121, 122, with more advanced studies and solos. Prereqs.: MUSP-121, 122 or consent of instructor.

MUSP-141, 142. Flute Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSP-131, 132, with preparation for graduating recital. Prereqs.: MUSP-131, 132 or consent of instructor.

MUSP-211, 212. Flute Major. 4 crs. ea. Instruction in major and minor scales and arpeggios, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSP-221, 222. Flute Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSP-211, 212. Preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUSP-211, 212 or consent of instructor.

MUSP-231, 232. Flute Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSP-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUSP-221, 222 or consent of instructor.

MUSP-241, 242. Flute Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSP-231, 232 with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSP-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

MUSQ-100. Saxophone Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUSQ-111, 112. Saxophone Minor. 2 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggi, tone production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSQ-121, 122. Saxophone Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSQ-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUSQ-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUSQ-131, 132. Saxophone Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSQ-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUSQ-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUSQ-141, 142. Saxophone Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSQ-131, 132, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSQ-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUSQ-211, 212. Saxophone Major. 4 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggi, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSQ-221, 222. Saxophone Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSQ-211, 212, with preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUSQ-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUSQ-231, 232. Saxophone Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSQ-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUSQ-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUSQ-241, 242. Saxophone Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSQ-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSQ-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

MUSS-100. Trumpet Instruction 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUSS-111, 112. Trumpet Minor. 2 crs. ea. Instruction in major and minor scales and arpeggi, tone production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSS-121, 122. Trumpet Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSS-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUSS-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUSS-131, 132. Trumpet Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSS-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUSS-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUSS-141, 142. Trumpet Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSS-131, 132, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSS-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUSS-211, 212. Trumpet Major. 4 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggi, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSS-221, 222. Trumpet Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSS-211, 212, with preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUSS-211, 212 or consent of instructor.

MUSS-231, 232. Trumpet Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSS-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUSS-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUSS-241, 242. Trumpet Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSS-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSS-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

MUST-100. French Horn Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUST-111, 112. French Horn Minor. 2 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggi, tone production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

MUST-121, 122. French Horn Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUST-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUST-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUST-131, 132. French Horn Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUST-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUSS, 121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUST-141, 142. French Horn Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUST-131, 132, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUST-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUST-211, 212. French Horn Major. 4 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggi, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUST-221, 222. French Horn Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUST-211, 212, with preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUST-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUST-231, 232. French Horn Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUST-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUST, 221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUST-241, 242. French Horn Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUST-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUST-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

MUSU-100. Trombone Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required.

MUSU-111, 112. Trombone Minor. 2 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggi, tone production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSU-121, 122. Trombone Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSU-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUSU-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUSU-131, 132. Trombone Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSU-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUSU-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUSU-141, 142. Trombone Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSU-131, 132, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSU-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUSU-211, 212. Trombone Major. 4 crs. ea. Instruction in major and minor scales and arpeggi, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSU-221, 222. Trombone Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSU-211, 221. Prereqs.: MUSU-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUSU-231, 232. Trombone Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSU-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUSU-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUSU-241, 242. Trombone Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSU-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSU-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

MUSV-111, 112. Tuba Minor. 2 crs. ea. Instruction in major.

MUSV-100. Tuba Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Instruction in major and minor scales and arpeggi, tone production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSV-121, 122. Tuba Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSV-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUSV-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUSV-131, 132. Tuba Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSV-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUSV-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUSV-141, 142. Tuba Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSV-131, 132, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSV-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUSV-211, 212. Tuba Major. 4 crs. ea. Consists of major and minor scales and arpeggi, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSV-221, 222. Tuba Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSV-211, 212, with preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUSV-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUSV-231, 232. Tuba Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSV-221, 222. Prerequisite: MUSV-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUSV-241, 242. Tuba Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSV-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSV-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

435-100. Baritone Horn Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required.

435-111, 112. Baritone Horn Minor. 2 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggi, tone production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

435-121, 122. Baritone Horn Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of 435-111, 112. Prereqs.: 435-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

435-131, 132. Baritone Horn Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of 435-121, 122. Prereqs.: 435-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

435-141, 142. Baritone Horn Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of 435-131, 132, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: 435-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

435-211, 212. Baritone Horn Major. 4 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggi, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

435-221, 222. Baritone Horn Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of 435-211, 212, with preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: 435-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

435-231, 232. Baritone Horn Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of 435-221, 222. Prereqs.: 435-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

435-241, 242. Baritone Horn Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of 435-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: 435-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

MUSW-100. Percussion Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required.

MUSW-111, 112. Percussion Minor. 2 crs. ea. Instruction in major and minor scales and arpeggi, tone production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSW-121, 122. Percussion Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSW-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUSW-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUSW-131, 132. Percussion Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSW-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUSW-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUSW-141, 142. Percussion Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSW-131, 132, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSW-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUSW-151, 152. Percussion Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSW-141, 142. Prereqs.: MUSW-141, 142 or consent of instructor.

MUSW-211, 212. Percussion Major. 4 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggi, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUSW-221, 222. Percussion Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSW-211, 212, with preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUSW-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUSW-231, 232. Percussion Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSW-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUSW-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUSW-241, 242. Percussion Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUSW-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUSW-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

MUTQ-100. Viola Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUTQ-111, 112. Viola Minor. 2 crs. ea. Study of scales and arpeggios in two octaves; etudes, sonatas, and concerti; and solo repertoire of the difficulty comparable to Masas' Opus 36 Etudes and Eccles' Sonata in G Minor.

MUTQ-121, 122. Viola Minor. 2 crs. ea. Includes scales, arpeggios, double-stopping, and development of bow techniques. Prereqs.: MUTQ-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUTQ-131, 132. Viola Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of technical studies with classical solo compositions. Prereqs.: MUTQ-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUTQ-141, 142. Viola Minor. 2 crs. ea. Study of scales and broken chords in three octaves through the seventh position, technical studies, etudes, and preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUTQ-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUTQ-211, 212. Viola Major. 4 crs. ea. Instruction in technical studies, etudes, sonatas, and solo repertoire.

MUTQ-221, 222. Viola Major. 4 crs. ea. Includes technical studies, scales, arpeggios, double-stopping, and development of bow technique; suitable studies and compositions from early and contemporary eras; and preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUTQ-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUTQ-231, 232. Viola Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTQ-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUTQ-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUTQ-241, 242. Viola Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTQ-231, 232. Prereqs.: MUTQ-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

MUTR-100. Harp Instruction. Private lessons for non-music majors. 1 cr. Permission of coordinator/instructor.

MUTR-111, 112. Harp Minor. 2 crs. ea. Consists of major and minor scales and arpeggios, tonal production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

MUTR-121, 122. Harp Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTR-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUTR-111, 121, or consent of instructor.

MUTR-131, 135. Harp Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTR-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUTR-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUTR-141, 142. Harp Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTR-131, 132. Preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUTR-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

 

[Minor and first two years of clarinet study?]

MUTS-231, 232. Clarinet Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTS-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUTS-221, 222 or consent of instructor.

MUTS-241, 242. Clarinet Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTS-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUTS-231, 232.

 

MUTT-100. Bassoon Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUTT-111, 112. Bassoon Minor. 2 crs. ea. Consists of major and minor scales and arpeggios, tone production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

MUTT-121, 122. Bassoon Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTT-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUTT-111, 112, or consent of instructor.

MUTT-131, 132. Bassoon Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTT-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUTT-121, 122, or consent of instructor.

MUTT-141, 142. Bassoon Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTT-131, 132, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUTT-131, 132, or consent of instructor.

MUTT-211, 212. Bassoon Major. 4 crs. ea. Instruction in major and minor scales and arpeggi, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUTT-221, 222. Bassoon Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTT-211, 212, with preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUTT-211, 212, or consent of instructor.

MUTT-231, 232. Bassoon Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTT-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUTT-221, 222, or consent of instructor.

MUTT-241, 242. Bassoon Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTT-231, 232, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUTT-231, 232, or consent of instructor.

 

MUTU-100. Oboe Instruction. 1 cr. Private lessons to non-music major. Permission of coordinator/instructor required. Course can be repeated.

MUTU-111, 112. Oboe Minor. 2 crs. ea. Consists of major and minor scales and arpeggios, tone production, and etudes and solos in all styles.

MUTU-121, 122. Oboe Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTU-111, 112. Prereqs.: MUTU-111, 112 or consent of instructor.

MUTU-131, 132. Oboe Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTU-121, 122. Prereqs.: MUTU-121, 122 or consent of instructor.

MUTU-141, 142. Oboe Minor. 2 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTU-131, 132, with preparation for senior recital. Prereqs.: MUTU-131, 132 or consent of instructor.

MUTU-211, 212. Oboe Major. 4 crs. ea. Includes major and minor scales and arpeggios, along with etudes and solos in all styles.

MUTU-221, 222. Oboe Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTU-211, 212, with preparation for qualifying recital. Prereqs.: MUTU-211, 212 or consent of instructor.

MUTU-231, 232. Oboe Major. 4 crs. ea. Continuation of MUTU-221, 222. Prereqs.: MUTU-221, 222 or consent of instructor.

 

MUSK-011, 012. Instrument Repair. 1 cr. ea. Teaches basic skills of instrument repair.

MUSK-021, 022. Instrument Repair. 1 cr. ea. Continuation of MUSK-011, 012. Prereqs.: MUSK-011, 012, or consent of instructor.

MUSK-031, 032. Instrument Repair. 1 cr. ea. Continuation of MUSK-021, 022. Prereqs.: MUSK-021, 022, or consent of instructor.

MUSK-041, 042. Instrument Repair. 1 cr. ea. Continuation of MUSK-031, 032. Prereqs.: MUSK-031, 032, or consent of instructor.

 

MUSK-111, 112. Piano Technology: Lecture and Practicum. 1 cr. ea. Analysis of the acoustical construction of the piano and mechanical functions, with concentration on maintenance and repair. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

MUSK-121, 122. Piano Technology: Lecture and Practicum. 1 cr. ea. Continuation of MUSK-111, 112. Prerequisite: MUSK-112.

Classical Piano Studies

Classical Voice Studies

MUSG-255. Graduate Vocal Pedagogy. 3 crs. Includes voice anatomy and practical application, vocal defects and corrections, teaching material, observation, practice teaching and survey of proper diction application. Fall semester only.

Ensembles (MUSx, MUTx)

BRASS ENSEMBLE
MUTE-111, 112. Brass Ensemble I and II. 1 cr. ea. Ensemble that performs contemporary and standard brass music, with emphasis given to sight reading, interpretation, and musicianship.

CONCERT BAND
MUTH-301-304. Concert Band I-IV (Grad). 1 cr. ea. Ensemble for the study and performance of wind ensemble literature with additional graduate level assignments. Audition required.

FLUTE ENSEMBLE
MUTC-311-314. Flute Ensemble I-IV (Grad). 1 cr. ea. Ensemble for the study and performance of flute literature with additional graduate level assignments.

GUITAR ENSEMBLE
MUTF-111, 112. Guitar Ensemble I and II. 1 cr. ea. Composing, arranging, sight-reading, and performing guitar ensemble music. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE
MUTI-311-314. Jazz Ensemble I-IV Grad. 1 cr. ea. Deals with Big Band Jazz; composing, arranging, performing, and recordings, with additional graduate level assignments.. Auditions required.

JAZZTET
MUTI-211, 214. Jazztet I-IV Grad. 1 cr. ea. Small jazz ensemble and experimental projects in jazz performance with additional graduate level assignments. Auditions required.

JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP
MUSH-151, 152. Jazz Vocal Workshop I-II. 1 cr. ea. Development of jazz solo and group performance skills, including improvisation, sight reading, repertoire and contemporary vocal technique. Prereqs.: consent of instructor. Auditions required.

MARCHING BAND
MUTH-011, 012. Marching Band. I and II. 1 cr. ea. Performance of music for athletic contests and half-time shows at football games, various parades, pep rallies, etc. Membership open to all Howard University students.

OPERA ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP
MUSG 371 - 01. Opera Ensemble Workshop Grad. 1 cr. Repertoire, interpretation and performance of operatic chamber ensemble literature (trios, quartets, quintets, and larger). Prereqs.: must be enrolled in private voice study (major, minor) AND by consent of the instructor.

ORCHESTRA
MUTJ-201, 204. Orchestra I-IV Grad. 1 cr. ea. Ensemble for the study and performance of chamber orchestra literature with additional graduatel level assignments.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
MUSX-011, 012. Percussion Ensemble I and II. 1 cr. ea. Consists of reading and performance of literature for percussion.

PIANO ENSEMBLE

SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE
MUTD-201, 204. Saxophone Ensemble I-IV Grad. 1 cr. ea. Ensemble that performs contemporary literature for the saxophone, including transcribed literature and other graduate level assignments.

TROMBONE ENSEMBLE
MUTD-111, 112. Trombone Ensemble I and II. 1 cr. ea. Ensemble that performs traditional and contemporary literature for the trombone choir.

UNIVERSITY CHOIR
MUTL-011, 012. University Choir I and II. 1 cr. ea. Performing vocal ensemble open to all Howard University students. Auditions and appropriate concert and service attire required.

UNIVERSITY CHORALE
MUTM-011, 012. University Chorale I and II. 1 cr. ea. Consists of a predominantly a capella group, that performs more difficult literature. Audition required.

WOODWIND ENSEMBLE
MUTC-301-304. Woodwind Ensemble I-IV (Grad). 1 cr. ea. Ensemble for the study and performance of woodwind literature with additional graduate level assignments.

Examinations (MUSC-)

MUSC-311. Graduate Expository Writing Examination. 1 cr. Required entrance examination for all MM candidates.

MUSC-312. Oral Comprehensive Examination. 1 cr. Required final examination for all MM candidates.

Recitals (MUTO-)

MUTO-311. Graduate Qualifying Recital. 0 cr. Required by the end of the first two semesters for M.M. Performance and M.M. Jazz Studies candidates.

MUTO-312. Graduate Recital. 0 cr. Required for all graduating M.M. Performance and M.M. Jazz Studies candidates and M.M. Music Education Recital Option candidates.

Research (MUSC-, MUSI-)

MUSC-300. Graduate Seminar. 3 crs. Required of all graduate level music majors. Course designed to cultivate research skills and explore cultural and research resources in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Fall.

MUSI-210. Jazz History (Grad). 3crs. Study of the history, sociology, culture and development of jazz from its African origins to the present and beyond. Spring.

MUSI-260-262. Independent Study Jazz (Grad). 3 crs. Course allowing for advanced, directed research in Jazz music. Fall/ Spring. Requires consent of the instructor.