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Director, Division of Performing Arts

  • Alan MacVey

Director, School of Music

  • David Gier

Director of planning

  • Kristin Thelander

Associate directors

  • Benjamin Coelho, Christine Getz, Dan Moore

Faculty

Professors

  • Mary Adamek, Benjamin Coelho, Katherine Eberle, Michael Eckert, Lawrence Fritts, Christine Getz, Kate Gfeller (Music/Communication Sciences and Disorders), David Gier, David K. Gompper, William LaRue Jones, Kevin Kastens, Réne Lecuona, Maurita Murphy Mead, Dan Moore, John Muriello, Ksenia Nosikova, Volkan Orhon, John Rapson, Christine Rutledge, Timothy Stalter, Stephen Swanson, Kristin Thelander, Ingo Titze (Communication Sciences and Disorders/Music), Uriel Tsachor, Kenneth Tse

Associate professors

  • Jeffrey Agrell, Anthony Arnone, Mary Cohen (Teaching and Learning/Music), Scott Conklin, Robert Cook, Nicole Esposito, Richard Mark Heidel, Alan Huckleberry, Rachel Joselson, John Manning, David Puderbaugh, Bill Theisen, Marian Wilson Kimber, Katherine Wolfe

Assistant professors

  • Matthew Arndt, Gregory Hand, Jennifer Iverson, Jeremy Manternach (Teaching and Learning/Music), Andrew Parker, Damani Phillips, Nathan Platte, Amy Schendel, Erin Wehr (Teaching and Learning/Music)

Lecturers

  • Jonathan Allen, James Dreier, Steven Grismore, Trevor Harvey, Susan Jones, Elizabeth Oakes, Donna Parsons

Adjunct assistant professor

  • Joey Walker

Professors emeriti

  • Kenneth Amada, Paul Anderson, Elizabeth Aubrey, Lowell Cross, Delbert Disselhorst, David Greenhoe, Sven Hansell, William Hatcher, Edward L. Kottick, Betty Bang Mather, Allen Ohmes, Kenneth Phillips, William Preucil, Myron D. Welch

Associate professors emeriti

  • Richard J. Bloesch, Don Haines, T.M. Scruggs, Carole Thomas, Robert Yeats
Undergraduate major: music (B.A., B.M.)
Undergraduate minor: music
Graduate degrees: M.A. in music; M.F.A. in music; Ph.D. in music; D.M.A.
Graduate minor: theory pedagogy
Graduate certificate: sacred music
Web site: http://music.uiowa.edu/

The University of Iowa School of Music is prominent in a fine arts community of international repute. It has long been recognized as one of the excellent university-based music schools in the United States.

The school's on-campus enrollment of approximately 470 music majors is large enough to sustain strong programs in all areas of specialization, yet small enough to ensure the individual attention essential to each student's development.

The faculty consists of highly trained artist-teachers in each specialization area and scholars of international distinction. Faculty ensembles in residence include the Iowa Woodwind Quintet and the Iowa Brass Quintet. Private lessons with faculty members are offered in all band and orchestra instruments, voice, piano, and organ.

The school's undergraduate programs offer all qualified students, whether music majors or nonmajors, the opportunity for further study of music. In addition to its comprehensive course offerings for majors, the school provides a substantial selection of courses especially recommended for nonmajors and several approved for the General Education Program (see "Courses for Nonmajors" below).

Graduate programs in music are designed primarily to prepare students for teaching in secondary schools, colleges, and universities and for careers in performance and music therapy.

The School of Music is a charter member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The requirements for entrance and for graduation are in accordance with the association's published standards.

The department is one of three academic units in the Division of Performing Arts. It participates in offering the division's Certificate in Performing Arts Entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate Programs of Study

  • Major in music (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music)
  • Minor in music

The Bachelor of Music program offers concentrations in composition, music education, music therapy, and performance; a second emphasis in jazz studies may be added to the performance concentration. Professional certification in music education and music therapy are available only through the B.M.

The Bachelor of Arts is a nonprofessional degree for students who are not planning careers as musicians or who plan to earn more than one bachelor's degree or a B.A. with more than one major, including a second major in a performing arts area.

All undergraduate enrollments require School of Music approval. Entering first-year and transfer students who plan to major in music must be accepted into a performance area through audition either in person or by recording before they register. Students who plan to major in composition also must submit examples of creative work; for details, see "Composition Concentration" below. All entering students must complete the online theory diagnostic examination for MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I and a piano proficiency exam to determine appropriate placement in related courses.

Transfer students admitted to the School of Music must complete a minimum of one year of applied music (lower- or upper-level) and one year of major ensemble at The University of Iowa in order to earn a degree in music. Transfer students who have not completed the equivalent of the four-semester sequence of Musicianship and Theory I-IV [MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I, MUS:1202 (025:003) Musicianship and Theory II, MUS:2203 (025:004) Musicianship and Theory III, and MUS:2204 (025:005) Musicianship and Theory IV] must complete a theory diagnostic exam to determine appropriate placement in the musicianship and theory sequence. Transfer students who have not completed the equivalent of two semesters of class piano or a piano proficiency exam must meet piano proficiency requirements at The University of Iowa.

Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music requires a minimum of 120 s.h. of credit. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The program offers concentrations in composition, music therapy, and performance; a second emphasis in jazz studies may be added to the performance concentration. Bachelor of Music students may not choose guitar as their major instrument, and Bachelor of Arts students may not transfer to the B.M. program with guitar as their major instrument. Students seeking licensure/certification in music education or music therapy should enroll in the B.M. program.

Many students earn more than 120 s.h. in fulfilling the requirements for their majors—for instance, those who choose the music therapy concentration or seek teacher certification. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences maximum hours rule does not apply to the Bachelor of Music, so B.M. students may count more than 56 s.h. of course work in music toward the degree.

The Bachelor of Music requires the following School of Music course work.

GENERAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

All of these:

MUS:1200 (025:001) Fundamentals of Music for Majors (or successful completion of the online theory diagnostic examination for MUS:1201)3 s.h.
MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I4 s.h.
MUS:1202 (025:003) Musicianship and Theory II4 s.h.
MUS:1211 (025:071) Group Instruction in Piano I (or successful completion of proficiency exam I)1 s.h.
MUS:1212 (025:072) Group Instruction in Piano II (or successful completion of proficiency exam II)1 s.h.
MUS:2203 (025:004) Musicianship and Theory III4 s.h.
MUS:2204 (025:005) Musicianship and Theory IV4 s.h.

To register for MUS:1201 (025:002), students also must register for MUS:1211 (025:071) or already have completed that course or have been exempted from it by proficiency exam. To register for MUS:1202 (025:003), students also must register for MUS:1212 (025:072) or already have completed that course or have been exempted from it by proficiency exam. Transfer students should complete the group piano requirement during their first year in residence unless they are exempted by proficiency exam.

This course:

MUS:1210 (025:074) Recital Attendance (six semesters)6 s.h.

Six semesters of MUS:1210 (025:074) are required for all B.M. students, except music therapy students, who are required to take four semesters. Transfer students should plan to enroll in this course each of their remaining semesters, or until the requirement is met.

All of these:

MUS:3301 (025:144) History of Music I (western music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque)3 s.h.
MUS:3302 (025:146) History of Music II (western music 1750-present)3 s.h.
MUS:3625 (025:107) Techniques of Conducting2 s.h.
MUS:4900 (025:154) Senior Recital1 s.h.

To complete the senior recital, students must have achieved upper-level applied status or be enrolled in upper-level applied music courses (see "Applied Music" below). Music therapy students may complete a senior recital or a senior research project. Composition students substitute MUS:4910 (025:099) Bachelor's Thesis for the senior recital. The senior recital, research project, or thesis must be completed at The University of Iowa.

One of these:

MUS:1009 (025:080) Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad3 s.h.
MUS:3310 (025:103) World Music3 s.h.
MUS:3311 (025:104) Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3 s.h.
MUS:3312 (025:178) Music, Culture, and Identity3 s.h.
MUS:3720 (025:141) History of Jazz3 s.h.

At least 3 s.h. from these:

MUS:2206 (025:006) Form and Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:2710 (025:101) Introduction to Improvisation3 s.h.
MUS:3220 (025:148) Instrumentation2 s.h.
MUS:3665 (025:117) Arranging for Band2 s.h.
MUS:3710 (025:102) Intermediate Jazz Improvisation2 s.h.
MUS:3750 (025:118) Jazz Theory3 s.h.
MUS:4200 (025:145) Counterpoint Before 16003 s.h.
MUS:4201 (025:147) Counterpoint After 16003 s.h.
MUS:4210 (025:153) Keyboard Harmony2 s.h.
MUS:4710 (025:243) Advanced Jazz Improvisation2 s.h.
MUS:4750 (025:244) Transcription2 s.h.
APPLIED MUSIC

Students must complete four years of applied music. Instruction is provided on two levels, lower and upper. Students must achieve upper-level status before they may present the senior recital. Readiness for upper-level applied music is determined by a jury examination in the area. The eighth semester of applied music may be waived for students who have successfully completed a senior recital, are enrolled in the Teacher Education Program, and are student teaching. Students are allowed a maximum of six semesters (not including summer) in lower-level applied instruction. Those who want to continue lessons beyond the maximum allowable lower-level registration must do so under the nonmajor category.

Composition students are required to take 6 s.h. of lower-level applied music and 2 s.h. of secondary piano.

Music therapy students who complete a senior research project rather than a senior recital are required to take three years of lower-level applied music.

ENSEMBLE PARTICIPATION

Students must complete eight semesters of major ensemble participation. They normally enroll in a major ensemble during consecutive semesters, beginning early in their degree work, to ensure timely completion of the requirement. Ensemble assignments are made at the discretion of the major teacher and ensemble director. String students participate in University Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. Wind and percussion students participate in the Symphony Band/Concert Band/University Band. Voice students participate in Camerata Singers, University Choir, Kantorei, and/or University Chorale. Keyboard students may substitute accompaniment for major ensemble participation for two semesters during their junior and/or senior years, with their major applied-music teacher's consent. Composition students may, with their advisor's consent, substitute two semesters of other ensembles during their junior and/or senior year.

Music therapy students who complete a senior research project rather than a senior recital are required to complete 6 s.h. of major ensemble participation.

Any student who wants to request adjustment of the major ensemble requirement must submit his or her request in writing to a review committee consisting of the ensemble director(s) involved, the studio instructor, and the associate director for undergraduate studies.

Major ensembles are as follows.

MUS:1176 (025:191) Women's Chorale1 s.h.
MUS:3160 (025:194) Symphony Band/Concert Band1 s.h.
MUS:3170 (025:185) Kantorei1 s.h.
MUS:3172 (025:142) Camerata Singers1 s.h.
MUS:3174 (025:181) University Choir1 s.h.
MUS:3180 (025:192) Orchestra1 s.h.
ELECTIVES

Students may take advanced electives in performance (including chamber music and piano accompaniment), theory, composition, music education, music therapy, music history, diverse music cultures, music literature, conducting, and orchestration.

Performance Concentrations

A performance concentration is available in each of the orchestral areas—strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion—and in voice, piano, and organ. Students must take at least an additional 17 s.h. beyond the School of Music general course requirements. This course work includes required courses and electives unique to each performance area. Course listings for each of the respective areas are available from the School of Music office.

JAZZ STUDIES EMPHASIS

Students with a performance concentration may add a second emphasis in jazz studies. To be admitted to the jazz studies emphasis, students must audition after they complete their first year. Students admitted to the emphasis are assigned to the jazz studies advisor in addition to their regular faculty advisor.

Senior recital and recital attendance requirements are the same as those for the Bachelor of Music. In addition to satisfying all course requirements for the B.M., jazz studies emphasis students must complete 21 s.h. of jazz course work. Many jazz studies courses fulfill other B.M. course requirements, including music electives.

Music Therapy Concentration

Admission to the music therapy concentration is based on successful completion (grade of C-plus or higher) of MUS:1687 (025:087) Orientation to Music Therapy. In addition to the core courses in music therapy listed below, specific courses are required in biology, anatomy, psychology, and music.

A six-month internship in an approved off-campus clinical facility is required. Following successful completion of the internship, students are eligible to take the board certification examination in music therapy.

The music therapy concentration requires the following course work.

All of these:

MUS:1120 (025:017) Secondary Performance—Voice (taken twice)2 s.h.
MUS:1210 (025:074) Recital Attendance (four semesters required)4 s.h.
MUS:1211 (025:071) Group Instruction in Piano I1 s.h.
MUS:1212 (025:072) Group Instruction in Piano II1 s.h.
MUS:1687 (025:087) Orientation to Music Therapy2 s.h.
MUS:2213 (025:073) Group Instruction in Piano III1 s.h.
MUS:3675 (025:094) Music Therapy Practicum (Section 1 taken twice for 2 s.h. and Section 2 taken once for 1 s.h.)5 s.h.
MUS:3680 (025:096) Music in Special Education3 s.h.
MUS:3690 (025:139) Music Therapy with Adults3 s.h.
MUS:4670 (025:140) Internship in Music Therapy2 s.h.
MUS:4685 (025:138) Music Therapy with Children3 s.h.
EDTL:4630 (07S:144) Psychology of Music2 s.h.
EDTL:4640 (07S:149) Introduction to Music Research2-3 s.h.

At least two of these (total of 4 s.h.):

MUS:2671 (025:091) Music Foundations in Therapy I2 s.h.
MUS:2672 (025:092) Music Foundations in Therapy II1-2 s.h.
MUS:3676 (025:093) Percussion Experience for Teachers and Therapists1 s.h.

One of these:

MUS:3850 (025:167)/THTR:3850 (049:105)/DANC:3850 (137:160)/DPA:3850 (188:167) Introduction to Laban Movement Studies2-3 s.h.
MUS:3851 (025:176) Introduction to the Alexander Technique3 s.h.
DANC:3085 (137:174) Introduction to Afro-Cuban Dance1 s.h.

One of these:

MUS:1007 (025:007) Garage Band: The Basics2 s.h.
MUS:3665 (025:117) Arranging for Band2 s.h.

One of these:

MUS:1121 (025:018) Secondary Performance—Piano1 s.h.
MUS:2710 (025:101) Introduction to Improvisation3 s.h.

One of these:

PSY:2930 (031:063) Abnormal Psychology: Health Professions3 s.h.
PSY:3320 (031:163) Abnormal Psychology3 s.h.

One of these:

ANTH:1101 (113:003) Cultural Anthropology3 s.h.
PSY:2301 (031:013) Introduction to Clinical Psychology3 s.h.
PSY:2601 (031:016) Introduction to Cognitive Psychology3 s.h.
PSY:2701 (031:002) Biological Psychology4 s.h.

One of these:

PSQF:4106 (07P:106) Child Development3 s.h.
PSY:2401 (031:014) Introduction to Developmental Science3 s.h.

One of these:

CSD:1015 (003:015) Introduction to Speech and Hearing Processes and Disorders2 s.h.
CSD:2140 (003:140) Manual Communication1 s.h.
PSQF:1075 (07P:075) Educational Psychology and Measurement3 s.h.
RCE:4178 (07C:178) Microcounseling1-3 s.h.
RCE:4199 (07C:199) Counseling for Related Professions3 s.h.
SSW:1800 (042:085) Basic Aspects of Aging3 s.h.

One of these:

MUS:4675 (025:098) Senior Project in Music Therapy1 s.h.
MUS:4900 (025:154) Senior Recital1 s.h.

Music therapy students who elect the senior recital/performance option must take four years of applied music and attain upper-level status; they also must take 8 s.h. of major ensemble participation. Vocal majors choosing this option also must take MUS:1510 (025:115) Diction for Singers I and MUS:2510 (025:116) Diction for Singers II.

Music therapy students who elect the senior project/clinical option must take three years of applied music and 6 s.h. of major ensemble. They also must take an additional 4 s.h. of music performance courses in areas such MUS:1120 (025:017) Secondary Performance—VoiceMUS:1121 (025:018) Secondary Performance—PianoMUS:1137 (025:035) Secondary Performance—Percussion, MUS:3154 (025:173) Introduction to Afro-Cuban Drumming, MUS:3163 (025:163) Steel Band, or other courses approved by the advisor.

In order to satisfy national certification requirements, all music therapy students must fulfill certain CLAS General Education Program requirements with specific courses. Students should consult their music therapy advisor before selecting General Education courses.

Composition Concentration

The composition concentration is open to students who have been admitted to a performance area in the School of Music. Before admission to the concentration, students normally must complete the following four-semester sequence.

MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I4 s.h.
MUS:1202 (025:003) Musicianship and Theory II4 s.h.
MUS:2203 (025:004) Musicianship and Theory III4 s.h.
MUS:2204 (025:005) Musicianship and Theory IV4 s.h.

The last course in the sequence, MUS:2204 (025:005), is a prerequisite for MUS:2220 (025:179) Composition (undergraduate composition lessons).

Applicants to the composition concentration must submit a portfolio of creative work to the composition faculty for evaluation and acceptance into the program. Students who wish to prepare a portfolio may register for MUS:1139 (025:036) Secondary Performance—Composition.

Composition students must satisfy the degree requirements stated under "Bachelor of Music." The composition concentration requires additional course work in composition and music theory; contact the School of Music office.

The course MUS:4910 (025:099) Bachelor's Thesis replaces the recital required of applied music students. It consists of one or more compositions, approved by a committee of three faculty members and performed in regularly scheduled School of Music recitals.

B.M. with Teacher Licensure

Music majors who intend to earn licensure to teach in elementary and/or secondary schools must complete the College of Education's Teacher Education Program (TEP) in addition to the requirements for the Bachelor of Music major and all requirements for graduation.

Students must satisfy all degree requirements and complete Teacher Education Program licensure before degree conferral.

Undergraduate students seeking teacher licensure/certification must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Music program in performance and must complete the appropriate licensure program (e.g., band, choral, string). Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program before they may take required professional education courses. See "Admission to the Teacher Education Program" below.

All students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program. In addition to the B.M. requirements in music, TEP students must take General Education courses that fulfill licensure requirements. The certification program requires courses in music methods and techniques, professional education courses, and student teaching.

The following courses are required for all music TEP students.

EDTL:3002 (07E:102) Technology in the Classroom2 s.h.
EDTL:3090 (07S:190) Orientation to Secondary Education1 s.h.
EDTL:3095 (07S:195) Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas1 s.h.
EDTL:3610 (07S:096) Introduction and Practicum: Music2 s.h.
EDTL:3620 (07E:145) Methods and Materials: General Music3 s.h.
EDTL:4087 (07S:187) Seminar: Curriculum and Student Teaching1 s.h.
EDTL:4091 (07S:191) Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary School6 s.h.
EDTL:4192 (07E:192) Special Area Student Teaching6 s.h.
EDTL:4900 (07U:100) Foundations of Special Education3 s.h.
EPLS:3000 (07B:103) Foundations of Education3 s.h.
EPLS:4180 (07B:180) Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher3 s.h.
PSQF:1075 (07P:075) Educational Psychology and Measurement3 s.h.
One college-level math course, excluding MATH:0100 (22M:001), MATH:0300 (22M:003), and MATH:1005 (22M:008)
BRASS, WOODWIND, AND PERCUSSION STUDENTS

Brass, woodwind, and percussion students in the TEP participate in MUS:1165 (025:193) Hawkeye Marching Band for one semester. Exceptions must be approved by the head of the music education area.

The following courses are required.

MUS:1165 (025:193) Hawkeye Marching Band1 s.h.
MUS:1711 (025:095) Sight Reading Jazz1 s.h.
MUS:3659 (025:100) Class Strings (Section 1)1 s.h.
MUS:3666 (025:182) Marching Band Techniques1 s.h.
MUS:3760 (025:196) Jazz Band Techniques1 s.h.
EDTL:3605 (07S:143)/MUS:3605 (025:105) Instrumental Techniques (taken three times)6 s.h.
EDTL:3630 (07S:140)/MUS:3630 (025:164) Band Methods and Materials3 s.h.
EDTL:3635 (07S:145)/MUS:3635 (025:108) Instrumental Conducting3 s.h.
STRING STUDENTS

String majors in the TEP take one semester of secondary performance on each of three string instruments other than their primary instrument (total of 3 s.h.).

The following courses are required.

MUS:3659 (025:100) Class Strings (Section 2, taken three times)3 s.h.
MUS:3664 (025:114) Introduction to Band Instruments2 s.h.
EDTL:3635 (07S:145)/MUS:3635 (025:108) Instrumental Conducting3 s.h.
EDTL:3660 (07S:150)/MUS:3660 (025:112) String Methods and Materials3 s.h.
VOCAL AND KEYBOARD STUDENTS

Vocal majors in the TEP register for MUS:1121 (025:018) Secondary Performance—Piano for one semester. Keyboard students register for MUS:1120 (025:017) Secondary Performance—Voice for two semesters, MUS:1510 (025:115) Diction for Singers I, and MUS:2510 (025:116) Diction for Singers II. Keyboard majors with a choral music emphasis must include choral ensembles in their major ensemble experience.

The following courses are required.

MUS:2213 (025:073) Group Instruction in Piano III1 s.h.
EDTL:3640 (07S:147)/MUS:3640 (025:109) Choral Methods3 s.h.
EDTL:3645 (07S:148)/MUS:3645 (025:110) Choral Conducting and Literature3 s.h.
Secondary performance1-2 s.h.
KEYBOARD STUDENTS (NONVOCAL)

Keyboard students who plan to teach in nonvocal areas complete the requirements in either the brass-woodwind-percussion area or the string area, as stated above.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Application forms for admission to the Teacher Education Program are available from the Office of Education Services at the College of Education. Application deadlines for the secondary Teacher Education Program are October 1 for entry the following spring and March 1 for entry the following fall. The Teacher Education Program in music accepts a limited number of applicants; meeting the minimum requirements (stated below) does not guarantee admission. Application also requires a proficiency exam and a personal statement.

Minimum requirements for admission to the music TEP are:

admission to the School of Music;

a University of Iowa g.p.a. and a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 at the time of admission to the program;

a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 on all music course work;

successful completion of MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I and MUS:1202 (025:003) Musicianship and Theory II;

completion of at least 33 s.h. of college credit;

completion of a 10-hour volunteer practicum in a secondary school setting; and

an acceptable score on the PRAXIS I exam.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in music requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 42-47 s.h. of work for the major. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program. Students must satisfy all requirements for graduation with a bachelor's degree; contact the School of Music and the Academic Advising Center to learn more.

The music major for the Bachelor of Arts is designed for students who have strong abilities and interest in music but are not planning on careers as musicians or who wish to pursue a double major or earn more than one bachelor's degree. Students must audition and be accepted into a performance area. They develop musicianship and performance skills and choose from a wide variety of music electives.

Students in many areas, from engineering and physics to history, art, and English, find that a B.A. in music is a good addition to their studies. Other students choose the B.A. in music to complement course work in business (especially the minor in business administration), foreign language and literature, or interdisciplinary fields such as American studies. Some students combine a B.A. in music with undergraduate preparation to study law or medicine.

All music majors with scholarships must participate in a major ensemble and studio lessons each semester.

The major in music (Bachelor of Arts) requires the following course work.

All of these:

MUS:1200 (025:001) Fundamentals of Music for Majors (or successful completion of MUS:1201 online theory diagnostic examination)3 s.h.
MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I4 s.h.
MUS:1202 (025:003) Musicianship and Theory II4 s.h.
MUS:1211 (025:071) Group Instruction in Piano I (or successful completion of proficiency exam I)1 s.h.
MUS:1212 (025:072) Group Instruction in Piano II (or successful completion of proficiency exam II)1 s.h.

To register for MUS:1201 (025:002), students also must register for MUS:1211 (025:071) or already have completed that course or have been exempted from it by proficiency exam. To register for MUS:1202 (025:003), students also must register for MUS:1212 (025:072) or already have completed that course or have been exempted from it by proficiency exam. Transfer students should complete the group piano requirement during their first year in residence unless they are exempted by proficiency exam.

All of these:

MUS:1210 (025:074) Recital Attendance (two semesters)2 s.h.
Lower-level applied music4 s.h.
Major ensemble (minimum of four semesters)4 s.h.

For a list of major ensembles, see "Ensemble Participation" under "Bachelor of Music" above. With approval, students may use MUS:3730 (025:197) Jazz Band to satisfy the major ensemble requirement. Any student who wishes to request adjustment of the major ensemble requirement must submit his or her request in writing to a review committee consisting of the ensemble director(s) involved, the studio instructor, and the associate director for undergraduate studies.

Two of these:

MUS:3301 (025:144) History of Music I3 s.h.
MUS:3302 (025:146) History of Music II3 s.h.
MUS:3720 (025:141) History of Jazz3 s.h.

At least 6 s.h. from these:

MUS:2203 (025:004) Musicianship and Theory III4 s.h.
MUS:2204 (025:005) Musicianship and Theory IV4 s.h.
MUS:3301 (025:144) History of Music I3 s.h.
MUS:3302 (025:146) History of Music II3 s.h.
MUS:3310 (025:103) World Music3 s.h.
MUS:3311 (025:104) Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3 s.h.
MUS:3625 (025:107) Techniques of Conducting2 s.h.
MUS:3665 (025:117) Arranging for Band2 s.h.
MUS:3720 (025:141) History of Jazz3 s.h.
MUS:3750 (025:118) Jazz Theory3 s.h.
MUS:4200 (025:145) Counterpoint Before 16003 s.h.
MUS:4750 (025:244) Transcription2 s.h.
MUS:4760 (025:231) Jazz Composition and Arranging2 s.h.

All of these:

Performance electives (lower- or upper-level applied music, ensembles, or improvisation)6 s.h.
Music electives6 s.h.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete by certain semesters in order to stay on the University's Four-Year Graduation Plan.

In addition to the requirements listed under the checkpoints, all students must complete 2 s.h. in applied music and 1 s.h. in a major ensemble each semester.

The Four-Year Graduation Plan is not available for music therapy and music education.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in music requires 42-47 s.h. in School of Music courses.

Before the third semester begins: 15-18 s.h. of course work in the major, including MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I, MUS:1202 (025:003) Musicianship and Theory II, MUS:1211 (025:071) Group Instruction in Piano I, and MUS:1212 (025:072) Group Instruction in Piano II

Before the fifth semester begins: at least 23-32 s.h. of course work in the major

Before the seventh semester begins: at least 33-41 s.h. of course work in the major and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: at least 40-46 s.h. of course work in the major

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

Bachelor of Music

Students may apply more than 56 s.h. earned in School of Music courses toward the minimum 120 s.h. required for the B.M.

Before the third semester begins: 18 s.h. of course work in the major, including MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I, MUS:1202 (025:003) Musicianship and Theory II, MUS:1211 (025:071) Group Instruction in Piano I, and MUS:1212 (025:072) Group Instruction in Piano II

Before the fifth semester begins: at least 34 s.h. of course work in the major, including MUS:2203 (025:004) Musicianship and Theory III and MUS:2204 (025:005) Musicianship and Theory IV

Before the seventh semester begins: at least 50 s.h. of course work in the major and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: at least 56 s.h. of course work in the major

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

Honors in the Major

Students majoring in music have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major. Members of the School of Music honors program must have a g.p.a. of at least 3.80 in music.

To graduate with honors in the music major, students must complete at least 6 s.h. of honors work in music, normally in their junior and senior years. They must earn a minimum of 3 s.h. of the required honors work in MUS:4995 (025:097) Honors in Music by completing one or more honors projects, such as solo or ensemble recitals; compositions, transcriptions, orchestrations, or arrangements; and essays, research papers, editions, or translations. Honors projects must be in addition to the projects normally required for graduation with a major in music.

Students also may earn honors credit in other honors courses (normally upper-level undergraduate courses) or in approved graduate courses (music history and music theory are particularly recommended).

For complete details about requirements for graduation with honors in the music major, visit Honors in Music on the School of Music web site and consult the school's honors advisor.

In addition to honors in their majors, undergraduate students have a variety of opportunities for honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program; visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.

Minor

The minor in music requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in music courses, including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor (courses numbered MUS:3000 and above) and 8 s.h. taken at The University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work for the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Work for the minor must include one music theory course, one music history course, and 3 s.h. of performance courses (applied instruction or ensembles). Auditions with the instructor are required for admission to the lower-level applied instruction courses; admission to the theory courses is determined by results on the theory placement exam or completion of MUS:1200 (025:001) Fundamentals of Music for Majors.

The following courses are also considered advanced for the minor.

MUS:1160 (025:037) University Band1 s.h.
MUS:1165 (025:193) Hawkeye Marching Band1 s.h.
MUS:1176 (025:191) Women's Chorale1 s.h.
MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I4 s.h.
MUS:1202 (025:003) Musicianship and Theory II4 s.h.
MUS:2203 (025:004) Musicianship and Theory III4 s.h.
MUS:2204 (025:005) Musicianship and Theory IV4 s.h.
MUS:2710 (025:101) Introduction to Improvisation3 s.h.
All lower-level applied instruction courses for majors MUS:2020 (025:040)-MUS:2038 (025:043)

Students may count a maximum of 7 s.h. of transfer credit toward the music theory, music history, and elective requirements. No transfer credit may be counted toward music performance requirements.

Courses for Nonmajors

The School of Music offers a wide range of courses that are appropriate for non-music majors. Courses about jazz, music and culture, music history, music software, and other topics are available as well as individual instruction on a number of instruments and voice. See "General Music Courses," "Jazz Studies," and "Music History" under "Courses" later in this Catalog section.

Several School of Music courses are approved for General Education; look for courses with the prefix MUS under "Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts" in the General Education Program section of the Catalog.

Participation in School of Music ensembles is open to all University of Iowa students with the ensemble director's approval. Major ensembles are as follows.

MUS:1176 (025:191) Women's Chorale1 s.h.
MUS:1180 (025:162) All-University String Orchestra1 s.h.
MUS:3160 (025:194) Symphony Band/Concert Band1 s.h.
MUS:3170 (025:185) Kantorei1 s.h.
MUS:3172 (025:142) Camerata Singers1 s.h.
MUS:3174 (025:181) University Choir1 s.h.
MUS:3180 (025:192) Orchestra1 s.h.

Other courses particularly recommended for music non-majors include the following.

MUS:1000 (025:009) First-Year Seminar1 s.h.
MUS:1001 (025:082) Group Piano I: Non-Music Majors1 s.h.
MUS:1002 (025:084) Group Piano II: Non-Music Majors1 s.h.
MUS:1004 (025:137) World of the Beatles3 s.h.
MUS:1005 (025:086) Issues in Popular Music: Women Who Rock3 s.h.
MUS:1006 (025:166) Popular Music in the United States3 s.h.
MUS:1007 (025:007) Garage Band: The Basics2 s.h.
MUS:1009 (025:080) Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad3 s.h.
MUS:1010 (025:064) Recital Attendance for Non-Majors1 s.h.
MUS:1012 (025:012) Creativity in Music3 s.h.
MUS:1020 (025:059) Performance Instruction for Nonmajors (interested students should consult with the instructor of their instrument)1 s.h.
MUS:1066 (025:066) Introduction to Film Music3 s.h.
MUS:1100 (025:010) Fundamentals of Music for Non-Music Majors3 s.h.
MUS:1301 (025:013) Concepts and Contexts of Western Music3 s.h.
MUS:1302 (025:014) Great Musicians3 s.h.
MUS:3301 (025:144) History of Music I3 s.h.
MUS:3302 (025:146) History of Music II3 s.h.
MUS:3310 (025:103) World Music3 s.h.
MUS:3311 (025:104) Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3 s.h.
MUS:3720 (025:141) History of Jazz3 s.h.
MUS:3850 (025:167) Introduction to Laban Movement Studies2-3 s.h.
MUS:3154 (025:173) Introduction to Afro-Cuban Drumming1 s.h.
MUS:3312 (025:178) Music, Culture, and Identity3 s.h.

For course content descriptions, see "Courses" later in this Catalog section.

National Honor Society

The School of Music sponsors a chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society. Students of exceptional ability are recommended for membership by faculty members. For more information, consult the School of Music honors advisor.

Financial Support

A number of music performance-based merit scholarships are available to qualified undergraduate music majors. All music majors with scholarships must enroll in a major ensemble and studio lessons each semester. For information, write to the School of Music.

Graduate Programs of Study

  • Master of Arts in music
  • Master of Fine Arts in music
  • Doctor of Philosophy in music
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Minor in theory pedagogy
  • Certificate in Sacred Music

Individuals applying to graduate programs in music must audition and/or submit supporting materials in their area of concentration in order to be considered for admission. Information about Graduate College admission and curriculum requirements for each area in the School of Music is available from the school's academic office or on the School of Music web site.

For detailed information about Graduate College admission and policies, see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or Graduate College in the Catalog.

ADVISORY EXAMINATIONS

Before they register, entering graduate students must take two School of Music advisory examinations: one in music theory and one in music history and literature. M.A. students in music therapy are not required to take the advisory examination in music theory or music history. These examinations are given at the beginning of the fall semester on the two days (except Sunday) immediately preceding the opening of classes, and at the beginning of the spring and summer sessions by appointment. A leaflet describing the general content of these tests is available from the School of Music academic office.

ENSEMBLE PARTICIPATION

Graduate students in the performance and pedagogy tracks of all graduate programs are required to complete four semesters of major ensemble participation. Students normally enroll in major ensemble participation during consecutive semesters beginning early in their degree work, to ensure completion of the major ensemble requirements in a timely manner. Ensemble assignments are made at the discretion of the major teacher and ensemble director.

Major ensembles are as follows.

MUS:1176 (025:191) Women's Chorale1 s.h.
MUS:3160 (025:194) Symphony Band/Concert Band1 s.h.
MUS:3170 (025:185) Kantorei1 s.h.
MUS:3172 (025:142) Camerata Singers1 s.h.
MUS:3174 (025:181) University Choir1 s.h.
MUS:3180 (025:192) Orchestra1 s.h.

Keyboard majors may substitute piano accompaniment for major ensemble participation, at their major applied teacher's discretion. Jazz studies majors substitute MUS:3730 (025:197) Jazz Band for major ensemble participation. Theory, composition, music education, and music therapy majors have no major ensemble requirement. The M.A. in musicology requires one semester of any ensemble.

Any student who wants to request adjustment of this requirement must submit his or her request in writing to a review committee consisting of the major ensemble director(s) involved, the major teacher, and the School of Music associate director for graduate studies.

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts program in music requires a minimum of 30-37 s.h. of graduate credit. The M.A. concentrations in performance, conducting, jazz studies, composition, music theory, musicology, music therapy, and music education requires a recital, capstone project, or thesis. Performance majors present a public recital in place of a written thesis. Music therapy majors complete a capstone research project. Jazz studies majors present a public recital and a separate performance project. The Master of Arts in music education is offered with thesis and nonthesis options.

All M.A. programs—except music therapy and music education—require the following course work.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE
 
MUS:5300 (025:321) Introduction to Graduate Study in Music2 s.h.
MUSIC THEORY

Students must earn 6 s.h.

MUS:5200 (025:240) Basic Analytical Techniques (unless exempt by advisory exam)3 s.h.

Students exempted from MUS:5200 (025:240) through the advisory examination in music theory must substitute an additional theory elective chosen from the following.

MUS:4200 (025:145) Counterpoint Before 16003 s.h.
MUS:4201 (025:147) Counterpoint After 16003 s.h.
MUS:5235 (025:249) Tonal Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:5236 (025:247) Post-Tonal Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:5240 (025:256) Special Topics in Theory and Analysis3 s.h.

Students also must choose one elective from these:

MUS:4200 (025:145) Counterpoint Before 16003 s.h.
MUS:4201 (025:147) Counterpoint After 16003 s.h.
MUS:5235 (025:249) Tonal Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:5236 (025:247) Post-Tonal Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:5240 (025:256) Special Topics in Theory and Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:6210 (025:241) History of Music Theory I3 s.h.
MUS:6211 (025:242) History of Music Theory II3 s.h.
MUS:6250 (025:312) Advanced Tonal Theory and Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:6251 (025:311) Advanced Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis3 s.h.
MUSIC HISTORY

Students must earn 6 s.h.

MUS:5301 (025:301) Advanced History and Literature of Music I3 s.h.
MUS:5302 (025:302) Advanced History and Literature of Music II3 s.h.

Students exempted from MUS:5301 (025:301) and/or MUS:5302 (025:302) through the advisory examination in music history must substitute a music history course from the following list for each of the exemptions. 

MUS:6310 (025:330) Seminar in Musicology3 s.h.
MUS:6314 (025:318) Topics in Ethnomusicology3 s.h.
MUS:6315 (025:319) Foundations of Ethnomusicology3 s.h.
MUS:6325 (025:304) Renaissance Music3 s.h.
MUS:6326 (025:324) Renaissance Music Notations3 s.h.
MUS:6330 (025:305) Seventeenth-Century Music3 s.h.
MUS:6335 (025:306) Eighteenth-Century Music3 s.h.
MUS:6340 (025:307) Nineteenth-Century Music3 s.h.
MUS:6345 (025:308) Music 1900-19453 s.h.
MUS:6350 (025:309) Music 1945-Present3 s.h.
MUS:6355 (025:310) American Music3 s.h.
MUS:6375 (025:325) Music Editing3 s.h.

Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts program in music requires a minimum of 60 s.h. of graduate credit. It is designed for students of superior ability in instrumental or vocal performance. M.F.A. students present at least two full-length recitals or programs and must write a thesis, which is a research paper of moderate length, in MUS:6910 (025:401) M.F.A. Thesis. The thesis may relate to some or all of the repertoire included on the recitals.

Students may earn a Master of Arts while working toward the Master of Fine Arts, but they must take two separate final examinations.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy program in music requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit. Ph.D. concentration areas include composition, musicology, music education, music theory, and vocal pedagogy and literature. The vocal pedagogy and literature program is designed for students who already have achieved a professional level of musical performance; they are required to audition in their major performance area.

Information about specific admission and curricular requirements for each area is available from the School of Music office.

Ph.D. students in composition, musicology, music theory, and vocal pedagogy and literature must complete the courses required for the M.A. (see "Master of Arts" above). They also must complete the following course work.

One or more additional music theory course(s) listed in the M.A. requirements

One of these:

MUS:7950 (025:500) Ph.D. Thesisarr.
MUS:7960 (025:501) Composition Ph.D. Thesisarr.

Proficiency in one or more foreign languages is required for Ph.D. students in composition, musicology, music theory, and music literature. Ph.D. students in music education should contact the School of Music for requirements.

Doctor of Musical Arts

The Doctor of Musical Arts is offered with two concentrations: conducting, and performance and pedagogy. Requirements for the D.M.A. are the same as for the Ph.D. (see "Doctor of Philosophy" above), except that the D.M.A. requires three recitals or programs [MUS:7900 (025:503) D.M.A. Recital and MUS:7970 (025:502) D.M.A. Essay] instead of the Ph.D. thesis. At the performance area's discretion, a concerto performance with orchestra or other appropriate ensemble from the School of Music may be substituted for one of the recitals. Some performance areas allow one or more lecture recitals, with faculty approval. Singers may substitute one major opera role or one major solo contribution to an orchestra performance for one of their recitals. See the school's associate director for graduate programs for specific area requirements.

Minor in Theory Pedagogy

The graduate minor in theory pedagogy requires 15-18 s.h. of credit. The program is open to students who have been admitted to a graduate degree program in the School of Music. The minor requires the following courses.

One of these:

MUS:4200 (025:145) Counterpoint Before 16003 s.h.
MUS:4201 (025:147) Counterpoint After 16003 s.h.

Both of these:

MUS:6200 (025:237) Music Theory Colloquium (taken twice)0 s.h.
MUS:6215 (025:236) Music Theory Pedagogy3 s.h.

One of these:

MUS:5235 (025:249) Tonal Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:6250 (025:312) Advanced Tonal Theory and Analysis3 s.h.

One of these:

MUS:5236 (025:247) Post-Tonal Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:6251 (025:311) Advanced Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis3 s.h.

Two of these:

MUS:5240 (025:256) Special Topics in Theory and Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:6210 (025:241) History of Music Theory I3 s.h.
MUS:6211 (025:242) History of Music Theory II3 s.h.
MUS:6250 (025:312) Advanced Tonal Theory and Analysis3 s.h.
MUS:6251 (025:311) Advanced Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis3 s.h.

Certificate in Sacred Music

The Certificate in Sacred Music requires 25 s.h. It is an interdisciplinary program with courses in sacred music, choral conducting and literature, keyboard, voice, religion, and art and art history. Students may earn the certificate while working toward a graduate degree. Individuals not enrolled in a graduate program also may complete the certificate, but they must be admitted to the Graduate College and have the consent of a faculty advisor. Completion of the certificate is noted on the student's transcript.

Financial Support

Qualified graduate students are invited to apply for teaching and research assistantships. Inquiries should be directed to the School of Music office.

Facilities, Resources

Center for New Music

The Center for New Music is a vital component of the School of Music's composition program. Since its founding in 1966, the center has been both laboratory and showcase for late-20th and 21st-century music. It presents at least four concerts of contemporary works each academic season. It also provides a forum for visiting composers and other creative artists, bringing new music to a variety of outreach venues. Audition, rehearsal, and programming information is available on the Center for New Music web site.

Rita Benton Music Library

The Rita Benton Music Library is currently located in the University's Main Library. The music library holds more than 70,000 scores, including chamber music sets; 50,000 books, including bound journals; 3,500 microforms, chiefly manuscripts and early printed books; and 28,000 media items in all formats. It receives about 300 journals. Its rare book division has particular strengths in 18th- and 19th-century music theory treatises and instrumental methods, and an outstanding collection of keyboard and chamber music by Ignaz Pleyel. The library also houses the Goldman Band Collection. Music manuscripts of the composer Phillip Greeley Clapp, a former director of the school, are housed in Special Collections & University Archives.

The library's large reference collection is supplemented by several online resources, including Music Index, IIMP, Grove Music Online, RILM, RISM, RIPM, WorldCat, and InfoHawk Catalog, the University's online library catalog. Online resources for streamed audio include Classical Music Library, Naxos Music Library, Naxos Jazz, African-American Song, Smithsonian Global Sound, and the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM).

Materials circulate to University of Iowa faculty and students and to institutions that have reciprocal agreements with the University. Individuals not affiliated with the University may qualify for borrower's permits.

Courses

Several School of Music courses are especially appropriate for non-music majors. Some are approved for General Education; look for them (prefix MUS) under "Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts" in the General Education Program section of the Catalog.

The courses listed under "General" below are especially appropriate for non-music majors, as are several listed under "Music History" below. For others, see "Courses for Nonmajors" earlier in this Catalog section.

Non-music majors may participate in most School of Music ensembles; see "Ensembles" below.

General Music Courses, Lower-Level Undergraduate

The following courses are especially appropriate for non-music majors.

Instruction in MUS:1020 (025:059) Performance Instruction for Nonmajors consists of a half-hour lesson per week. The course is offered on a fee-per-course basis, in addition to tuition. Students register under separate section numbers for different instruments.

MUS:1000 (025:009) First-Year Seminar1 s.h.
An aspect of performance, creativity, musical literature, or scholarship; seminar format with classroom participation, papers, projects, other assignments; may require attendance at lectures, rehearsals, or performances. Requirements: first‑ or second‑semester standing.
 
MUS:1001 (025:082) Group Piano I: Non-Music Majors1 s.h.
Reading, technical study, chording, playing by ear, improvisation; for beginners. Requirements: non‑music major. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
MUS:1002 (025:084) Group Piano II: Non-Music Majors1 s.h.
Continuation of MUS:1001 (025:082). Requirements: non‑music major.
 
MUS:1004 (025:137) World of the Beatles3 s.h.
How the Beatles' music was influenced by American pop music, the drug culture, and the Avant Garde, nonwestern instruments and philosophy, anti‑war sentiments, and world politics, and so forth; Beatlemania's impact on British and American cultures and its role in opening Eastern Europe to the West. Same as DPA:1004 (188:137).
 
MUS:1005 (025:086) Issues in Popular Music: Women Who Rock3 s.h.
History of popular female musicians and the influence of their lyrics, music, and performances on American and British cultures; how women's musical careers have been influenced by civil rights, the British invasion (Beatles, Rolling Stones), second‑wave feminism, postfeminism, Vietnam, counterculture, social injustice, music education, rock festivals, charity concerts. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
MUS:1006 (025:166) Popular Music in the United States3 s.h.
Popular music and culture in the United States from early 20th century to present; basic musical style and performance analysis, social meaning and use.
 
MUS:1007 (025:007) Garage Band: The Basics2 s.h.
Application of GarageBand software (Mac platform) using midi keyboards; composition and music theory for projects using drag‑and‑drop looping, multitrack recording, sound effects, mixing, importing music for composition. Requirements: prior musical experience (student can sing or play an instrument).
 
MUS:1008 (025:008) Jazz Masters3 s.h.
Major 20th‑century jazz leaders of varied styles and recordings; developments between 1917 and present.
 
MUS:1010 (025:064) Recital Attendance for Non-Majors1 s.h.
Musical experience through student, faculty recitals.
 
MUS:1012 (025:012) Creativity in Music3 s.h.
Where does music come from? When, why, and how did people first start making music? How do music creators turn raw inspiration into finished pieces? How do improvisers create music on the spot? Can anyone create music or is that something only for composers? Development of music creation from long ago to present day; presentations by guest composers and performers who will demonstrate how they compose or improvise their music. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
MUS:1020 (025:059) Performance Instruction for Nonmajors1 s.h.
Bassoon, cello, clarinet, euphonium, flute, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, string bass, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, or voice. Requirements: non‑music major. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
MUS:1066 (025:066) Introduction to Film Music3 s.h.
Major styles and composers of film music from early 20th century to the present; focus on case studies to understand different roles music can play in cinema; opportunities to employ critical thinking and listening skills to analyze particular films or key scenes. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
MUS:1100 (025:010) Fundamentals of Music for Non-Music Majors3 s.h.
Notation of pitch and rhythm, intervals, scales, key signatures, triads, and seventh chords. Requirements: non‑music major.
 
MUS:1210 (025:074) Recital Attendance1 s.h.
Requirements: music major.
 
MUS:1301 (025:013) Concepts and Contexts of Western Music3 s.h.
Ideas, social and historical contexts, emergence of genres and styles, diverse performing traditions in music making of Europe and North America. Recommendations: non‑music major. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
MUS:1302 (025:014) Great Musicians3 s.h.
Lives and works of important composers, performers. Recommendations: non‑music major. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
MUS:1303 (025:015) Roots, Rock, and Rap: A History of Popular Music3 s.h.
Historical narrative of popular music; focus on understanding and analyzing music of past and present in relation to major issues central to popular culture and society; production, dissemination, and reception of popular music; interpretation of ways in which music forms individual and collective identities and how contemporary musical experiences are shaped by historical processes.
 
MUS:2106 (025:106) Improvisation for Classical Musicians3 s.h.
Theory and practice in beginning nonjazz improvisation; development of aural and rhythmic skills, creation of rhythms and melodies, use of timbres and extended techniques in expression, development of instrumental technique for improvisation, practical understanding of harmony and form, experience in solo and accompaniment roles, creation of short pieces as vehicles for improvisation. Requirements: one year of music theory.
 
MUS:2160 (025:160) Drumline Techniques1 s.h.
Training and experience in contemporary marching percussion and rudimental drumming techniques.
 
MUS:2872 (025:172) The Music and History of the Symphony Orchestra3 s.h.
History and great works of symphonic literature; major composers of orchestral music; institutional history of the symphony orchestra; development of critical listening skills to identify orchestral instruments and perceive structure and style of selected orchestral works; following musical scores to derive information about orchestration, style, and form. Recommendations: upper‑level non‑music major or undergraduate music major.
 
MUS:3310 (025:103) World Music3 s.h.
Varied perspectives on the relationship of music and culture, drawing from musical cultures around the world. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 

General Music Courses, Upper-Level Undergraduate and Graduate
 

MUS:3154 (025:173) Introduction to Afro-Cuban Drumming1 s.h.
Drumming, dance, songs from folkloric and ceremonial Afro‑Cuban forms; emphasis on drumming; may include participation in Afro‑Cuban drum and dance ensemble. Same as DPA:3154 (188:173).
 
MUS:3311 (025:104) Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3 s.h.
Folk and popular musical traditions and their social contexts in Latin America, the Caribbean; listening skills; video/film screenings. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
MUS:3312 (025:178) Music, Culture, and Identity3 s.h.
Use of music as marker of social identity; focus on popular music in the United States and interplay among Latino, African, and European‑American musical cultures; listening skills.
 
MUS:3800 (025:143) Reed Class1 s.h.
Development of reed‑making skills; focus on steps to complete reeds from tube cane to a finished reed; different ways of reed making; practical, pedagogical, and historical approaches; producing various reed styles. Requirements: music major.
 
MUS:3850 (025:167) Introduction to Laban Movement Studies2-3 s.h.
Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) as methods of organizing and integrating movement to support artistic goals and expanding expressive range; BF teaches body awareness, breath support, developmental patterns, ergonomically‑efficient alignment, balancing of muscular strength and stretch, and coordination; LMA teaches vocabulary of expressive movement and nonverbal communication, including effort (use of energy/dynamics for expression, stamina, stress relief) and shape (how posture and gesture communicate); quality of movement that supports individual goals in artistic expression, sound production, and wellness. Same as THTR:3850 (049:105), DANC:3850 (137:160), DPA:3850 (188:167).
 
MUS:3851 (025:176) Introduction to the Alexander Technique3 s.h.
The Alexander Technique and "self‑use"—how movement choices affect results achieved; improvement of physical skills and presence; principles in support of performing arts (e.g., speaking, singing, playing an instrument, dancing, acting); application to skills in daily life, addressing underpinnings of movement; physical participation (e.g., lying down, rolling, sitting, standing, locomotion). Same as DPA:3851 (188:168), DANC:3851 (137:173), THTR:3851 (049:170).
 

Applied Music: Lower-Level Undergraduate Majors

Instruction consists of individual and/or class lessons, at the instructor's option, for a minimum of one hour per week (students register for 2 s.h.), or one half-hour per week (students register for 1 s.h.). Music majors are required to attend weekly performance and pedagogy seminars in applied music.

Courses are offered on a fee-per-course basis, in addition to tuition, and may be repeated.

Guitar instruction is offered only at the lower level. Enrollment in MUS:2038 (025:043) Lower Level Jazz Guitar is limited to three Bachelor of Arts students. Students may not enroll in the Bachelor of Music program with guitar as their major instrument.

MUS:2020 (025:040) Lower Level Voicearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2021 (025:041) Lower Level Pianoarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance. Requirements: piano major or approval of the area following a successful audition.
 
MUS:2022 (025:042) Lower Level Organarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2023 (025:044) Lower Level Violinarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2024 (025:045) Lower Level Violaarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2025 (025:046) Lower Level Celloarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2026 (025:047) Lower Level String Bassarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2027 (025:048) Lower Level Flutearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2028 (025:049) Lower Level Oboearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2029 (025:050) Lower Level Clarinetarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2030 (025:051) Lower Level Bassoonarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2031 (025:052) Lower Level Saxophonearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2032 (025:053) Lower Level Hornarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2033 (025:054) Lower Level Trumpetarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2034 (025:056) Lower Level Trombonearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2035 (025:055) Lower Level Euphoniumarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2036 (025:057) Lower Level Tubaarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2037 (025:058) Lower Level Percussionarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:2038 (025:043) Lower Level Jazz Guitar1 s.h.
Requirements: audition required.
 

Applied Music: Upper-Level Undergraduate Majors

Instruction consists of individual and/or class lessons, at the instructor's option, for a minimum of one hour per week (students register for 2 s.h.), or one half-hour per week (students register for 1 s.h.). Music majors are required to attend weekly performance and pedagogy seminars in applied music.

Courses are offered on a fee-per-course basis, in addition to tuition, and may be repeated.

Guitar instruction is offered only at the lower level. Students may not enroll in the Bachelor of Music program with guitar as their major instrument.

MUS:3020 (025:119) Upper Level Voicearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3021 (025:120) Upper Level Pianoarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance. Requirements: piano major or approval following a successful audition.
 
MUS:3022 (025:121) Upper Level Organarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3023 (025:122) Upper Level Violinarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3024 (025:123) Upper Level Violaarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3025 (025:124) Upper Level Celloarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3026 (025:125) Upper Level String Bassarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3027 (025:126) Upper Level Flutearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3028 (025:127) Upper Level Oboearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3029 (025:128) Upper Level Clarinetarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3030 (025:129) Upper Level Bassoonarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3031 (025:130) Upper Level Saxophonearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3032 (025:131) Upper Level Hornarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3033 (025:132) Upper Level Trumpetarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3034 (025:134) Upper Level Trombonearr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3035 (025:133) Upper Level Euphoniumarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3036 (025:135) Upper Level Tubaarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 
MUS:3037 (025:136) Upper Level Percussionarr.
Applied lessons and guided instruction in performance, technique, musicality, pedagogy (teaching); weekly lessons; weekly performance/pedagogy seminar conducted in a master class format; student participation as performers, critics, and practice teachers with instructor guidance.
 

Applied Music: Graduate Majors

Instruction consists of individual and/or class lessons, at the instructor's option, for a minimum of one hour per week (students register for 2 s.h.), or one half-hour per week (students register for 1 s.h.). Courses are offered on a fee-per-course basis, in addition to tuition, and may be repeated.

MUS:6020 (025:263) Major Voicearr.
 
MUS:6021 (025:264) Major Pianoarr.
 
MUS:6022 (025:266) Major Organarr.
 
MUS:6023 (025:267) Major Violinarr.
 
MUS:6024 (025:268) Major Violaarr.
 
MUS:6025 (025:269) Major Celloarr.
 
MUS:6026 (025:270) Major String Bassarr.
 
MUS:6027 (025:271) Major Flutearr.
 
MUS:6028 (025:272) Major Oboearr.
 
MUS:6029 (025:273) Major Clarinetarr.
 
MUS:6030 (025:274) Major Bassoonarr.
 
MUS:6031 (025:275) Major Saxophonearr.
 
MUS:6032 (025:276) Major Hornarr.
 
MUS:6033 (025:277) Major Trumpetarr.
 
MUS:6035 (025:278) Major Euphoniumarr.
 
MUS:6034 (025:279) Major Trombonearr.
 
MUS:6036 (025:280) Major Tubaarr.
 
MUS:6037 (025:281) Major Percussionarr.
 

Applied Music: Secondary Instruction for Majors

Instruction consists of one half-hour lesson per week. Courses are offered on a fee-per-course basis, in addition to tuition, and may be repeated.

MUS:1120 (025:017) Secondary Performance—Voice1 s.h.
 
MUS:1121 (025:018) Secondary Performance—Piano1 s.h.
Requirements: music major.
 
MUS:1122 (025:019) Secondary Performance—Organ1 s.h.
 
MUS:1123 (025:021) Secondary Performance—Violin1 s.h.
 
MUS:1124 (025:022) Secondary Performance—Viola1 s.h.
 
MUS:1125 (025:023) Secondary Performance—Cello1 s.h.
 
MUS:1126 (025:024) Secondary Performance—String Bass1 s.h.
 
MUS:1127 (025:025) Secondary Performance—Flute1 s.h.
 
MUS:1128 (025:026) Secondary Performance—Oboe1 s.h.
 
MUS:1129 (025:027) Secondary Performance—Clarinet1 s.h.
 
MUS:1130 (025:028) Secondary Performance—Bassoon1 s.h.
 
MUS:1131 (025:029) Secondary Performance—Saxophone1 s.h.
 
MUS:1132 (025:030) Secondary Performance—Horn1 s.h.
 
MUS:1133 (025:031) Secondary Performance—Trumpet1 s.h.
 
MUS:1135 (025:032) Secondary Performance—Euphonium1 s.h.
 
MUS:1134 (025:033) Secondary Performance—Trombone1 s.h.
 
MUS:1136 (025:034) Secondary Performance—Tuba1 s.h.
 
MUS:1137 (025:035) Secondary Performance—Percussion1 s.h.
 
MUS:1139 (025:036) Secondary Performance—Composition1 s.h.
Individual lessons for non‑composition majors that help to prepare a portfolio for entrance into the composition area. Corequisites: MUS:1201 (025:002), MUS:1202 (025:003), MUS:2203 (025:004), and MUS:2204 (025:005).
 
MUS:5020 (025:420) Graduate Secondary Performance—Voice1 s.h.
Study of an instrument (or voice) in area other than major performance area; opportunity to continue performance skill development on secondary instruments.
 

Choral Literature
 

MUS:6561 (025:341) Seminar: Choral Literature and Analysis I1-3 s.h.
Choral music of the Renaissance. Corequisites: MUS:6581 (025:203).
 
MUS:6562 (025:342) Seminar: Choral Literature and Analysis II1-3 s.h.
Choral music of the Baroque era. Corequisites: MUS:6582 (025:204).
 
MUS:6563 (025:343) Seminar: Choral Literature and Analysis III1-3 s.h.
Choral music of the Classical and Romantic eras. Corequisites: MUS:6583 (025:205).
 
MUS:6564 (025:344) Seminar: Choral Literature and Analysis IV1-3 s.h.
Choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Corequisites: MUS:6584 (025:206).
 

Composition
 

MUS:2220 (025:179) Compositionarr.
Individual lessons with a composition faculty member. Corequisites: MUS:3230 (025:156). Requirements: admission to B.M. composition concentration.
 
MUS:3220 (025:148) Instrumentation2 s.h.
Basic techniques of writing for orchestral instruments; ranges, transpositions, sound production, notating scores and parts. Prerequisites: MUS:2204 (025:005).
 
MUS:3230 (025:156) Composition Seminar0-1 s.h.
Corequisites: MUS:2220 (025:179) and MUS:5220 (025:223).
 
MUS:4220 (025:157) Orchestration2 s.h.
Instrumental capabilities and combinations in solo, chamber, and large ensemble literature; application in composition. Prerequisites: MUS:3220 (025:148).
 
MUS:4250 (025:250) Composition: Electronic Media I3 s.h.
Composition using analog, digital technology. Offered fall semesters.
 
MUS:4251 (025:251) Composition: Electronic Media II3 s.h.
Advanced interactive techniques in composition in association with analog, digital technologies. Offered spring semesters.
 
MUS:5220 (025:223) Advanced Compositionarr.
Corequisites: MUS:3230 (025:156).
 

Conducting

Also see MUS:3635 (025:108) Instrumental Conducting, MUS:3640 (025:109) Choral Methods, and MUS:3645 (025:110) Choral Conducting and Literature, under "Music Education" below.

MUS:3625 (025:107) Techniques of Conducting2 s.h.
Basic elements, score analysis.
 
MUS:6579 (025:207) Orchestral Conducting Lab1 s.h.
Conducting practicum experience with a laboratory ensemble; participants also serve as performers to facilitate conducting experience of major orchestral repertoire through guided and critiqued gestural studies.
 
MUS:6580 (025:158) Advanced Orchestral Conducting2 s.h.
Requirements: graduate standing.
 
MUS:6581 (025:203) Advanced Choral Conducting I1-3 s.h.
Music of the Renaissance. Corequisites: MUS:6561 (025:341).
 
MUS:6582 (025:204) Advanced Choral Conducting II1-3 s.h.
Music of the Baroque era. Corequisites: MUS:6562 (025:342).
 
MUS:6583 (025:205) Advanced Choral Conducting III1-3 s.h.
Music of the Classical and Romantic eras. Corequisites: MUS:6563 (025:343).
 
MUS:6584 (025:206) Advanced Choral Conducting IV1-3 s.h.
Music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Corequisites: MUS:6564 (025:344).
 
MUS:6585 (025:225) Score Reading1 s.h.
 
MUS:6586 (025:291) Orchestral Literature2 s.h.
 
MUS:6590 (025:200) Seminar in Advanced Band Literature and Band Historyarr.
Band literature; history.
 

Ensembles

Enrollment requires consent of instructor. Courses may be repeated.

MUS:1160 (025:037) University Band1 s.h.
Participation in University Band.
 
MUS:1165 (025:193) Hawkeye Marching Band1 s.h.
Offered fall semesters.
 
MUS:1166 (025:180) Large Pep Band1 s.h.
Performing ensemble for basketball games and wrestling meets. Requirements: membership by audition.
 
MUS:1176 (025:191) Women's Chorale1 s.h.
 
MUS:1180 (025:162) All-University String Orchestra1 s.h.
Repertoire, rehearsal pacing, and performance expectation geared to general students. Open to all UI students with no audition.
 
MUS:3150 (025:195) Percussion Ensemblearr.
Range of styles and idioms, primarily written during the 20th and 21st centuries; historical or cultural aspects such as ancient rudimental drumming styles, ragtime, jazz, popular music, and music from Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, Cuba, China.
 
MUS:3151 (025:258) Percussion Chamber Ensemble1 s.h.
Advanced percussion ensemble experience to complement work in larger format percussion ensemble; preparation and performance of most important repertoire for percussion ensemble; new works brought to light in a small chamber group setting. Requirements: upper‑level undergraduate or graduate percussion major.
 
MUS:3160 (025:194) Symphony Band/Concert Band1 s.h.
Participation in Symphony Band or Concert Band. Requirements: (for concert band) membership by audition.
 
MUS:3163 (025:163) Steel Band1 s.h.
Musical and cultural introduction to steel band music of Trinidad and other Caribbean musical styles, including calypso, soca, ska, and reggae.
 
MUS:3170 (025:185) Kantorei1 s.h.
 
MUS:3172 (025:142) Camerata Singers1 s.h.
 
MUS:3174 (025:181) University Choir1 s.h.
 
MUS:3180 (025:192) Orchestra1 s.h.
 
MUS:3182 (025:183) Chamber Orchestra1 s.h.
Requirements: upper‑level undergraduate standing.
 
MUS:3190 (025:171) Center for New Music Ensemble0-1 s.h.
Participation in the Center for New Music; focus on contemporary composition and performance, 20th‑ and 21st‑century repertoire and styles.
 
MUS:3480 (025:186) Piano Accompanimentarr.
Collaborative arts techniques, methods, and history. Requirements: keyboard major.
 
MUS:3481 (025:187) Piano Chamber Musicarr.
Requirements: music major.
 
MUS:3482 (025:188) String Chamber Musicarr.
 
MUS:3485 (025:190) Wind Chamber Musicarr.
Preparation, performance of representative literature; sections for woodwinds, brass, flute, clarinet, horn, saxophone, double reed, trumpet, trombone, brass choir, tuba/euphonium ensemble.
 

Jazz Studies
 

MUS:1009 (025:080) Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad3 s.h.
How to listen to jazz and recognize a variety of processes that are taking place in performances and recordings; historical, social, and political issues, including race and gender; the unique blend of jazz of a particular region; attendance at live performances, meet and interview musicians, critics, and educators. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
MUS:1711 (025:095) Sight Reading Jazz1 s.h.
Methods for sight‑reading and interpreting jazz notation. Requirements: music major or audition.
 
MUS:2710 (025:101) Introduction to Improvisation3 s.h.
Introduction to the practice of improvisation through performance of repertoire and the development of practicing strategies; exercises in melody, harmony, rhythm and transcription that together form an integrated approach to developing improvisations. Prerequisites: MUS:1201 (025:002). Requirements: audition.
 
MUS:3710 (025:102) Intermediate Jazz Improvisation2 s.h.
Improvisation in the jazz repertoire of standards, bebop, and major composers such as Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter; memorization and use of melodies, knowledge of chords to the thirteenth, chromatic harmony, development of rhythmic motifs/alteration, strategies for multiple chorus improvisations; separate section for drummers. Prerequisites: MUS:2710 (025:101) and MUS:3750 (025:118). Requirements: audition.
 
MUS:3720 (025:141) History of Jazz3 s.h.
Major 20th‑century styles, artists, seminal works, and recordings; developments between 1917 and 1972. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
MUS:3730 (025:197) Jazz Band1 s.h.
Jazz performance ensembles, rehearsals, and concerts on and off campus.
 
MUS:3740 (025:224) Small Jazz Ensembles1 s.h.
Development of repertoire from standard jazz literature, arrangements and compositions by ensemble members; rehearsals (three hours per week) and performances on and off campus. Requirements: audition.
 
MUS:3750 (025:118) Jazz Theory3 s.h.
Development of skills for interpreting melodies and chord symbols in mainstream practice of jazz harmony at the piano; application of scales, development of voice leading for jazz harmonies, reharmonization, and analysis. Requirements: MUS:1201 (025:002) or audition.
 
MUS:3760 (025:196) Jazz Band Techniques1 s.h.
Development of skills for sight‑reading and interpreting notated jazz. Prerequisites: MUS:1711 (025:095).
 
MUS:4710 (025:243) Advanced Jazz Improvisation2 s.h.
Builds on the skills learned in MUS:3710 (025:102); contemporary techniques and styles used by current practitioners of improvisation; free improvisation, bitonal harmonies, through‑composed forms, collective improvisation, nonwestern approaches. Prerequisites: MUS:3710 (025:102) and MUS:3750 (025:118). Requirements: audition.
 
MUS:4750 (025:244) Transcription2 s.h.
Individual projects to transcribe improvisations, small ensemble arrangements, large ensemble arrangements, or nonwestern techniques; use of computer notation programs and midi‑realizations. Prerequisites: MUS:3710 (025:102) and MUS:3750 (025:118).
 
MUS:4760 (025:231) Jazz Composition and Arranging2 s.h.
Experience writing and arranging original jazz material for small and large ensembles, and presenting scores in computer notation; individual lessons. Prerequisites: MUS:3750 (025:118).
 

Music Education

The College of Education offers additional music education courses; see Teaching and Learning in the Catalog for listings and descriptions. Some courses have two numbers, one for the School of Music and the other for the College of Education. Students preparing for music teacher licensure should register under the education number.

Also see MUS:3760 (025:196) Jazz Band Techniques under "Jazz Studies."

MUS:3600 (025:257) Undergraduate Music Education Workshop1 s.h.
Topics vary; for inservice music teachers.
 
MUS:3601 (025:155) Undergraduate Music Education Workshop II1 s.h.
Topics vary; for inservice music teachers.
 
MUS:3605 (025:105) Instrumental Techniques2 s.h.
Same as EDTL:3605 (07S:143).
 
MUS:3630 (025:164) Band Methods and Materials3 s.h.
High school and elementary school music methods required for teaching certificate; for instrumental music education majors. Same as EDTL:3630 (07S:140).
 
MUS:3635 (025:108) Instrumental Conducting3 s.h.
Advanced skills for instrumental conducting, score analysis, rehearsal techniques, literature selection. Prerequisites: MUS:3625 (025:107). Same as EDTL:3635 (07S:145).
 
MUS:3640 (025:109) Choral Methods3 s.h.
Organization, implementation of effective choral music programs for all ages. Same as EDTL:3640 (07S:147).
 
MUS:3645 (025:110) Choral Conducting and Literature3 s.h.
Advanced skills appropriate to choral conducting, analysis, literature selection studied and implemented to develop a secure approach to choral art; students preparing to teach in the elementary or secondary schools must register under EDTL:3645 (07S:148). Prerequisites: EDTL:3640 (07S:147) and MUS:3625 (025:107). Same as EDTL:3645 (07S:148).
 
MUS:3659 (025:100) Class Strings1 s.h.
String playing and basic principles of string pedagogy; for band and string students. Offered fall semesters for band; offered fall and spring semesters for string. Requirements: teacher education student in music.
 
MUS:3660 (025:112) String Methods and Materials3 s.h.
Methods for teaching bands in schools. Offered fall semesters. Same as EDTL:3660 (07S:150).
 
MUS:3664 (025:114) Introduction to Band Instruments2 s.h.
Survey of wind and percussion instruments; for music education string majors.
 
MUS:3665 (025:117) Arranging for Band2 s.h.
Scoring and arranging techniques for concert, marching bands. Offered spring semesters.
 
MUS:3666 (025:182) Marching Band Techniques1 s.h.
Administration, show design. Offered fall semesters.
 
MUS:5600 (025:220) Graduate Music Education Workshop1 s.h.
For inservice music teachers; topics vary. Same as EDTL:5600 (07S:241).
 
MUS:5601 (025:234) Graduate Music Education Workshop II1 s.h.
Varied topics; for inservice music teachers. Same as EDTL:5601 (07S:242).
 

Music History

The following courses deal with periods and special topics in music history. They are offered about every two years. All of them have as prerequisites MUS:5301 (025:301) Advanced History and Literature of Music I and MUS:5302 (025:302) Advanced History and Literature of Music II, or the equivalents, or consent of instructor.

MUS:6326 (025:324) Renaissance Music Notations3 s.h.
MUS:6350 (025:309) Music 1945-Present3 s.h.

Several courses in music history are appropriate for non-music majors. Other music history courses appropriate for nonmajors are listed under "General Music Courses" above.

MUS:3301 (025:144) History of Music I3 s.h.
Requirements: MUS:1202 (025:003) and MUS:2203 (025:004) for music majors. GE: Historical Perspectives; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
MUS:3302 (025:146) History of Music II3 s.h.
Requirements: MUS:1202 (025:003) and MUS:2203 (025:004) for music majors. GE: Historical Perspectives; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
 
MUS:5300 (025:321) Introduction to Graduate Study in Music2 s.h.
Music library; reference materials; bibliography; research problems, methods; writing research papers. Offered fall and spring semesters.
 
MUS:5301 (025:301) Advanced History and Literature of Music I3 s.h.
History and style of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music (750‑1750). Offered fall semesters.
 
MUS:5302 (025:302) Advanced History and Literature of Music II3 s.h.
History and style of Classical, 19th‑, 20th‑, and 21st‑century music (1750‑present). Offered spring semesters.
 
MUS:5310 (025:320) Introduction to Musicology1-3 s.h.
Methods, materials of research in historical musicology; field of musicology. Offered fall semesters. Requirements: for 1 s.h. — MUS:5300 (025:321); for 3 s.h. — concurrent enrollment in MUS:5300 (025:321).
 
MUS:6300 (025:238) Musicology Colloquium0 s.h.
 
MUS:6310 (025:330) Seminar in Musicology3 s.h.
One or more selected areas of music history.
 
MUS:6314 (025:318) Topics in Ethnomusicology3 s.h.
Perspectives on analysis and representation of selected musical cultures from around the world.
 
MUS:6315 (025:319) Foundations of Ethnomusicology3 s.h.
Ethnomusicology in relation to domains of musical, humanistic, social science scholarship on expressive culture and artistic processes. Requirements: senior standing.
 
MUS:6325 (025:304) Renaissance Music3 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5301 (025:301).
 
MUS:6326 (025:324) Renaissance Music Notations3 s.h.
Renaissance white notation, keyboard tablatures, musical paleography; transcription of early vocal, instrumental notations; editorial problems. Prerequisites: MUS:5301 (025:301).
 
MUS:6330 (025:305) Seventeenth-Century Music3 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5301 (025:301).
 
MUS:6335 (025:306) Eighteenth-Century Music3 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5302 (025:302).
 
MUS:6340 (025:307) Nineteenth-Century Music3 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5302 (025:302).
 
MUS:6345 (025:308) Music 1900-19453 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5302 (025:302).
 
MUS:6350 (025:309) Music 1945-Present3 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5302 (025:302).
 
MUS:6355 (025:310) American Music3 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5302 (025:302).
 
MUS:6375 (025:325) Music Editing3 s.h.
Principles and methods of music editing; use of primary source materials, establishment of music text, preparation of critical apparatus; project to prepare a critical edition of music for publication. Prerequisites: MUS:5300 (025:321).
 
MUS:7380 (025:381) Readings in Music Historyarr.
 

Music and Technology

Also see MUS:4250 (025:250) Composition: Electronic Media I and MUS:4251 (025:251) Composition: Electronic Media II listed under "Composition" above.

MUS:3410 (025:161) Fundamentals of Piano Technology1 s.h.
Offered spring semesters.
 
MUS:3780 (025:149) Audio Recording I3 s.h.
Audio fundamentals, including sound generation, acoustical environments, forms of sound energy, basic audio systems; use of microphones (primarily stereo techniques), mixers, recorders, related equipment; introduction to Pro Tools digital recording, editing, and mixing on Macintosh; production of high‑quality audio compact discs. Offered fall semesters.
 
MUS:3781 (025:152) Audio Recording II3 s.h.
Functionality with Pro Tools digital audio recording, editing, mixing, and mastering on Macintosh; basic digital theory; configuration of Macintosh G4 computer with Pro Tools hardware and software; music editing projects and production of multitrack recordings. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: MUS:3780 (025:149).
 

Music Therapy
 

MUS:1687 (025:087) Orientation to Music Therapy2 s.h.
Theory, practice; typical clients and places of employment in music therapy.
 
MUS:2671 (025:091) Music Foundations in Therapy I2 s.h.
Skill development on social instruments such as guitar, autoharp, piano; percussion, song‑leading skills, and repertoire development for use in clinical music therapy sessions. Prerequisites: MUS:1687 (025:087). Requirements: music therapy major.
 
MUS:2672 (025:092) Music Foundations in Therapy II1-2 s.h.
Advanced skill development on guitar for use in clinical music therapy sessions; percussion techniques, and related skills used in therapeutic settings. Prerequisites: MUS:2671 (025:091). Requirements: music therapy major.
 
MUS:3675 (025:094) Music Therapy Practicum1-2 s.h.
Supervised clinical training with adult clients and children in variety of health care and educational settings. Prerequisites: MUS:1687 (025:087). Requirements: music therapy major.
 
MUS:3676 (025:093) Percussion Experience for Teachers and Therapistsarr.
Hands‑on learning experiences in percussion techniques used by music teachers, special education teachers, music therapists, or social workers; basics of hand drumming centering on West African djembe and Trinidadian steel band; skills necessary for interacting with students and clients in educational and clinical settings.
 
MUS:3680 (025:096) Music in Special Education2-3 s.h.
Music methods and materials appropriate for students with disabilities in special educational settings; overview of individualized educational planning for students with disabilities. Requirements: music therapy or music education major.
 
MUS:3690 (025:139) Music Therapy with Adults3 s.h.
Techniques, procedures for work with adult clients with disabilities. Prerequisites: MUS:1687 (025:087). Requirements: music therapy major.
 
MUS:4670 (025:140) Internship in Music Therapyarr.
Clinical training under direction of board certified music therapist. Requirements: core music therapy requirements.
 
MUS:4675 (025:098) Senior Project in Music Therapy1 s.h.
 
MUS:4685 (025:138) Music Therapy with Children3 s.h.
Techniques, procedures for use in clinical, educational settings. Prerequisites: MUS:1687 (025:087). Requirements: music therapy major.
 
MUS:6670 (025:283) Graduate Music Therapy Practicumarr.
Seminar, clinical field work. Requirements: undergraduate music therapy practicum.
 
MUS:6675 (025:285) Research in Music Therapy—Graduate1 s.h.
Research methodology; foundation for subsequent semesters of research on capstone project in music therapy.
 
MUS:6680 (025:286) College Teaching and Clinic Supervision in Music Therapy1-2 s.h.
Principles of college teaching, curriculum development, clinical supervision in music therapy.
 
MUS:6685 (025:287) Theory and Research in Music Therapy1 s.h.
Historical background, current principles and practices associated with theories of music therapy, common uses with specific populations; research methodologies associated with testing; theories and clinical practices, assigned research publications; information covered over several semesters with each semester covering three to four common theories; seminar includes strengths and limitations of each theory and its place within clinical practice. Requirements: undergraduate core courses in music therapy.
 
MUS:6690 (025:221) Special Studies in Music Therapy1-3 s.h.
Seminar. Requirements: music therapy or music education graduate standing.
 

Orchestra and Band Instruments

Also see MUS:3660 (025:112) String Methods and Materials, under "Music Education" above.

MUS:3140 (025:168) Audition Repertoire1 s.h.
Practicum on passages frequently requested at professional auditions.
 
MUS:3483 (025:174) Baroque Seminar for Strings1 s.h.
Introduction to Baroque performance practices and techniques on period string instruments; ensembles. Requirements: enrollment in upper‑level or graduate‑level applied studies.
 
MUS:5101 (025:209) Advanced Woodwind Pedagogy and Literature I2 s.h.
Saxophone and clarinet solo and study literature; integration of pedagogical topics.
 
MUS:5102 (025:210) Advanced Woodwind Pedagogy and Literature II3 s.h.
Oboe, bassoon, and flute solo and study literature; integration of pedagogical topics.
 
MUS:5111 (025:253) Advanced Brass Pedagogy and Literature I2 s.h.
Tuba, euphonium, and trombone literature; pedagogical topics.
 
MUS:5112 (025:254) Advanced Brass Pedagogy and Literature II2 s.h.
Trumpet and horn literature; pedagogical topics.
 
MUS:5115 (025:255) Advanced Brass Ensemble Literature2 s.h.
Brass chamber music literature, including mixed and like‑instrument ensembles.
 
MUS:5121 (025:298) Advanced String Methods and Literature I2 s.h.
Violin, viola, cello, and double bass solo and chamber music repertoire, pedagogical methods.
 
MUS:5122 (025:299) Advanced String Methods and Literature II2 s.h.
Violin, viola, cello, and double bass solo and chamber music repertoire, pedagogical methods.
 
MUS:5130 (025:295) Advanced Percussion Pedagogy and Literature2 s.h.
Percussion literature, styles, notation, performance techniques, composition; survey.
 
MUS:6131 (025:335) Seminar in Performance and Pedagogy Research I1 s.h.
Research in the student's area; selection of a research topic. Offered spring semesters.
 
MUS:7132 (025:340) Seminar in Performance and Pedagogy Research II1 s.h.
Continuation of MUS:6131 (025:335); thesis proposal preparation; survey of related literature. Offered spring semesters.
 

Organ and Sacred Music
 

MUS:4450 (025:189) Organ Literature Survey2 s.h.
Fifteenth century to present. Requirements: advanced undergraduate or graduate standing.
 
MUS:4452 (025:184) Liturgics2 s.h.
History of liturgies and survey of liturgical music from Judaism to present.
 
MUS:4454 (025:198) Service Playing and Improvisation2 s.h.
Hymn playing, accompanying, basic improvisation techniques. Requirements: organ major.
 
MUS:5450 (025:226) History of Organ Building and Design2-3 s.h.
Development of organ design from Middle Ages to present; basic concepts of construction, maintenance.
 
MUS:5452 (025:228) Organ Pedagogy2 s.h.
History, theory, practice from Renaissance to present; methods, literature appropriate for various levels.
 
MUS:5465 (025:252) Hymnology1-2 s.h.
Survey of historic hymnody: ancient odes, Latin hymns, Reformation hymns and psalms; current developments in hymnody and hymnals; may be special topic study.
 
MUS:5475 (025:229) Organ Literature Special Topics2 s.h.
Specialized study in selected areas of organ literature.
 

Piano
 

MUS:1211 (025:071) Group Instruction in Piano I1 s.h.
Beginning instruction for music majors whose principal performing medium is voice or an orchestral or band instrument; skill development in sight reading, technique, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, simple literature. Corequisites: MUS:1201 (025:002). Requirements: music major.
 
MUS:1212 (025:072) Group Instruction in Piano II1 s.h.
Elementary to early intermediate instruction for music majors whose principal performing medium is voice or an orchestral or band instrument; continued skill development begun in MUS:1211 (025:071); introduction of easy solo and ensemble literature. Corequisites: MUS:1202 (025:003). Requirements: MUS:1211 (025:071) or successful completion of proficiency examination.
 
MUS:2213 (025:073) Group Instruction in Piano III1 s.h.
Varies by semester: skills for the music therapy profession, sight‑reading, harmonization, transposition, reading from a fake book, and improvisation (fall); skills for the music education profession, sight‑reading, harmonization, transposition, score, and hymn reading (spring). Requirements: music therapy, music education, or piano major.
 
MUS:3400 (025:113) Methods of Teaching Piano2 s.h.
Methods, materials, and teaching techniques for preschool students, precollege students, and adult learners. Requirements: keyboard major.
 
MUS:5400 (025:232) Piano Pedagogy I2 s.h.
In‑depth study of techniques and materials needed to teach intermediate and advanced piano students; judging competitions; conducting master classes; writing curriculum vitaes and cover letters in preparation for academic job searches.
 
MUS:5401 (025:233) Piano Pedagogy II2 s.h.
History of the piano and its technique and pedagogy; national schools of piano playing; relationship of technological changes in piano construction to piano technique, pedagogy, and composition; major methods and treatises, historical recordings and video clips; research leading to understanding of students' individual piano lineage.
 
MUS:5410 (025:296) Piano Literature I2 s.h.
Baroque era to Mozart or Chopin through 1900.
 
MUS:5411 (025:297) Piano Literature II2 s.h.
Beethoven through Schumann or 20th century.
 
MUS:7400 (025:361) Special Studies Piano Literaturearr.
Individual research in special aspects of piano literature; primarily for D.M.A. students.
 
MUS:7401 (025:362) Special Studies in Piano Accompaniment and Chamber Musicarr.
Advanced collaborative arts practicum. Prerequisites: MUS:3480 (025:186).
 

Recital and Thesis
 

MUS:3990 (025:199) Special Studiesarr.
 
MUS:4900 (025:154) Senior Recital1 s.h.
 
MUS:4910 (025:099) Bachelor's Thesis0-1 s.h.
 
MUS:4995 (025:097) Honors in Music1-4 s.h.
Requirements: honors standing.
 
MUS:6900 (025:402) M.A. Recitalarr.
 
MUS:6910 (025:401) M.F.A. Thesisarr.
 
MUS:6920 (025:390) M.A. Performance Projectarr.
 
MUS:6950 (025:400) M.A. Thesisarr.
 
MUS:7900 (025:503) D.M.A. Recitalarr.
 
MUS:7950 (025:500) Ph.D. Thesisarr.
 
MUS:7960 (025:501) Composition Ph.D. Thesisarr.
 
MUS:7970 (025:502) D.M.A. Essayarr.
 

Theory
 

MUS:1200 (025:001) Fundamentals of Music for Majors3 s.h.
Rudiments of music—notation of pitch and rhythm, meter, scales, keys, intervals, triads; first of a five‑semester sequence.
 
MUS:1201 (025:002) Musicianship and Theory I4 s.h.
Principles of harmony; emphasis on aural skills, theoretical concepts, notation. Offered fall semesters. Requirements: MUS:1200 (025:001) or successful completion of music theory diagnostic exam, and concurrent enrollment in MUS:1211 (025:071) or successful completion of piano proficiency exam.
 
MUS:1202 (025:003) Musicianship and Theory II4 s.h.
Continuation of MUS:1201 (025:002). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: MUS:1201 (025:002). Requirements: MUS:1212 (025:072) or successful completion of piano proficiency exam.
 
MUS:2203 (025:004) Musicianship and Theory III4 s.h.
Continuation of MUS:1201 (025:002) and MUS:1202 (025:003); focus on common‑practice repertory. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: MUS:1202 (025:003).
 
MUS:2204 (025:005) Musicianship and Theory IV4 s.h.
Continuation of MUS:1201 (025:002), MUS:1202 (025:003), and MUS:2203 (025:004); focus on late 19th‑ and early 20th‑century repertories. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: MUS:2203 (025:004).
 
MUS:2206 (025:006) Form and Analysis3 s.h.
Analysis of musical forms and procedures, including 18th‑ and 19th‑century tonal repertoires. Prerequisites: MUS:2204 (025:005). Requirements: undergraduate standing.
 
MUS:4200 (025:145) Counterpoint Before 16003 s.h.
Two‑ and three‑part counterpoint; Renaissance polyphony. Requirements: MUS:2203 (025:004) for undergraduates; MUS:5200 (025:240) for graduate students.
 
MUS:4201 (025:147) Counterpoint After 16003 s.h.
Two‑ and three‑part writing in the style of J.S. Bach; fugue. Requirements: MUS:2204 (025:005) for undergraduates; MUS:5200 (025:240) or exemption on Graduate Theory Advisory Exam for graduate students.
 
MUS:4210 (025:153) Keyboard Harmony1-2 s.h.
Melody harmonization and figured‑bass realization at the keyboard. Requirements: MUS:2204 (025:005) for undergraduates, MUS:5200 (025:240) for graduate students; and keyboard proficiency.
 
MUS:5200 (025:240) Basic Analytical Techniques3 s.h.
Theories and strategies of analysis applied to tonal and post‑tonal music.
 
MUS:5235 (025:249) Tonal Analysis3 s.h.
Requirements: MUS:2204 (025:005) for undergraduates; MUS:5200 (025:240) or exemption on Graduate Theory Advisory Examination for graduate students.
 
MUS:5236 (025:247) Post-Tonal Analysis3 s.h.
Requirements: MUS:2204 (025:005) for undergraduates; MUS:5200 (025:240) or exemption on Graduate Theory Advisory Examination for graduate students.
 
MUS:5240 (025:256) Special Topics in Theory and Analysis3 s.h.
Requirements: MUS:2204 (025:005) for undergraduates; MUS:5200 (025:240) or exemption on Graduate Theory Advisory Examination for graduate students.
 
MUS:6200 (025:237) Music Theory Colloquium0 s.h.
 
MUS:6210 (025:241) History of Music Theory I3 s.h.
Requirements: MUS:5200 (025:240) or exemption on Graduate Theory Advisory Examination.
 
MUS:6211 (025:242) History of Music Theory II3 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5200 (025:240) and MUS:6210 (025:241).
 
MUS:6215 (025:236) Music Theory Pedagogy3 s.h.
Methods and techniques of teaching college‑level music theory, including harmony, sight singing, ear training. Prerequisites: MUS:5200 (025:240). Corequisites: MUS:6200 (025:237).
 
MUS:6250 (025:312) Advanced Tonal Theory and Analysis3 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5235 (025:249).
 
MUS:6251 (025:311) Advanced Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis3 s.h.
Prerequisites: MUS:5236 (025:247).
 
MUS:7280 (025:380) Readings in Music Theoryarr.
 

Voice and Opera
 

MUS:1510 (025:115) Diction for Singers I2 s.h.
Italian and German pronunciation for singing; basics of international phonetic alphabet; no previous background required.
 
MUS:2510 (025:116) Diction for Singers II2 s.h.
French and English pronunciation for singing. Prerequisites: MUS:1510 (025:115).
 
MUS:3500 (025:165) Opera Workshop2 s.h.
Opera performing techniques, including acting, aria interpretation, scene work. Requirements: vocal major or audition.
 
MUS:3501 (025:170) Opera Theater Chorus1 s.h.
Requirements: audition.
 
MUS:3502 (025:245) Opera Production2-4 s.h.
Preparation and rehearsals leading up to performance of full production; may include one‑act opera, chamber opera, musical theater production, or full‑length opera. Corequisites: MUS:3503 (025:348). Requirements: audition.
 
MUS:3503 (025:348) Vocal/Operatic Coaching1 s.h.
Professional‑level vocal coaching in preparation for opera productions, opera workshop, degree recitals. Corequisites: MUS:3502 (025:245).
 
MUS:3510 (025:150) Interpretation of German Art Song1 s.h.
Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss, Mahler; appropriate diction, style. Prerequisites: MUS:1510 (025:115) and MUS:2510 (025:116).
 
MUS:3511 (025:151) Interpretation of Non-German Art Song1 s.h.
Art songs in English, French, Italian, Spanish; appropriate diction, style. Prerequisites: MUS:1510 (025:115) and MUS:2510 (025:116).
 
MUS:3520 (025:169) Singing for Actors2 s.h.
Skill development for healthy, effective singing in the musical theatre style; techniques of vocal production through breath management, resonance, articulation, flexibility; song interpretation and repertoire. Recommendations: for MUS:3520 (025:169) — concurrent registration in MUS:1020 (025:059). Same as THTR:3130 (049:106).
 
MUS:3521 (025:175) Acting for Singers and for Dancers2 s.h.
Fundamentals of acting technique, with attention to demands on performers in opera, musical theater, and dance. Same as THTR:3521 (049:102), DANC:3521 (137:165).
 
MUS:5510 (025:159) Graduate Diction2 s.h.
Advanced pronunciation of singing languages. Requirements: grade of B or higher in undergraduate diction in French, German, and Italian.
 
MUS:5520 (025:201) Principles of Voice Production3 s.h.
Basic physical, physiological, pedagogical principles in understanding professional, nonprofessional, impaired voice production; vocal anatomy, voice classification; control of loudness, pitch, register, quality; efficient, inefficient use of voice; instrumentation for voice analysis, synthesis. Offered fall semesters of odd years. Same as CSD:5201 (003:201).
 
MUS:6520 (025:202) Methods of Teaching Voice3 s.h.
Attitude, musicianship, foreign language aptitude, physical and emotional characteristics; mental images used to modify respiratory, phonatory, articulatory behavior; vocal hygiene; performance anxiety; student‑teacher relationships; administration in vocal schools, professional organizations. Offered spring semesters. Same as CSD:6202 (003:202).
 
MUS:6525 (025:216) Voice for Performers2 s.h.
Comparison of Kinesthetic techniques for singing and acting voice; relaxation, posture, breathing, tone quality, diction, interpretation. Same as CSD:6204 (003:204), THTR:6525 (049:201).
 
MUS:6530 (025:235) Topics in Vocal Performance2 s.h.
Selected areas of vocal performance.
 
MUS:6535 (025:248) Opera Theater Directing Seminararr.
Exploration, discussion, and experience using techniques unique to directing opera. Score and libretto analysis, fundamentals of stagecraft, casting and management skills.
 
MUS:6540 (025:339) Survey of Operatic Literature3 s.h.
Important operatic scores examined from standpoint of performers, directors; production problems.
 
MUS:6541 (025:351) Survey of Song Literature I3 s.h.
German language lieder from 18th century to present; French mélodie from Meyerbeer to present. Offered fall semesters of odd years.
 
MUS:6542 (025:352) Survey of Song Literature II3 s.h.
British, American, Italian, Spanish, Latin American, Scandinavian, and Russian art song from 18th century to present. Offered fall semesters of even years.
 
MUS:6555 (025:356) Voice Habilitation2-3 s.h.
Application of methods of intervention in development, training, rehabilitation of vocal behavior; motor learning, efficacy of treatment strategies, factors affecting compliance with recommended therapy. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: CSD:4114 (003:114) or CSD:5201 (003:201). Same as CSD:6213 (003:213).
 
MUS:6556 (025:357) Instrumentation for Voice Analysis2 s.h.
Glottographic, videostroboscopic, electromyographic, and acoustic analysis for assessment of vocal and respiratory function; using these techniques in conjunction with perceptual evaluation of voice; through the Vocology Institute in Utah. Offered summer sessions of even years. Requirements: enrollment in Summer Vocology Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah. Same as CSD:6221 (003:221).