Graduate Course Numbers & Descriptions

Ensembles

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.

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 311. Expository Writing Exam. 0 cr. Required entrance examination for all MM and MMEd candidates.

MUSC 312. Oral Comprehensive Exam 0 cr. Required final examination for all MM and MMEd candidates.

Jazz Studies

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-VI (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

SEE COURSES - SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Music History, Literature & Materials

MUSC-005. Music Literature to 1600. 3 crs. Examines concepts, definitions, musical literature, trends, performance practices, and composers from antiquity to 1600.

MUSC-006. Music Literature of the Baroque and Classical Periods. 3 crs. Study of symphony, chamber music, opera, and other forms from 1600 to 1830. Prerequisite: MUSC-005.

MUSC-007. Music Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 3 crs. Analyzes styles, composers, and techniques from 1830 to the present. Prerequisite: MUSC-006.

MUSC-008. African and Afro-American Music Literature. 3 crs. Explores traditional African music and American music influenced by the African idiom. Prerequisite: MUSC-007.

MUSC-009. Intro to Ethnomusicology. 3 crs.

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-161, 162. Senior Seminar. 3 crs. ea. Research projects assigned to seniors. Each student must complete one research project on an Afro-American subject.

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.

Instrumental Instruction – Orchestral Instruments

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.

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.

Recitals

MUTO- 311 Qualifying Recital Grad. 0 cr. Required by the end of the first 2 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. (Education) Recital Option candidates.

Research

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.

Voice

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.