Music

Courses

Interdisciplinary


INTD-250 Japan Seminar

This course offers an insight into understanding Japan's unique culture and society through a survey of its history from ancient to modern times, its political and social transformations, its religious history, the development of its language, literature, and art forms, and its absorption and transformation of outside cultures and ideas. This course is a prerequisite for the A Window to Japan GO Short program.

Music Education


MUED-040 Brass Class I

Basic knowledge of playing and teaching the band and orchestra instruments to prepare for instrumental teaching in the public schools. Includes historical development, literature, performance techniques and pedagogy. Music majors only.

MUED-041 Woodwind Class I

Basic knowledge of playing and teaching the band and orchestra instruments to prepare for instrumental teaching in the public schools. Includes historical development, literature, performance techniques and pedagogy. Music majors only.

MUED-042 String Class I

Basic knowledge of playing and teaching the band and orchestra instruments to prepare for instrumental teaching in the public schools. Includes historical development, literature, performance techniques and pedagogy. Music majors only.

MUED-043 Percussion Class

Basic knowledge of playing and teaching the band and orchestra instruments to prepare for instrumental teaching in the public schools. Includes historical development, literature, performance techniques and pedagogy. Music majors only.

MUED-046 Brass Class II

Basic knowledge of playing and teaching the band and orchestra instruments to prepare for instrumental teaching in the public schools. Includes historical development, literature, performance techniques, and pedagogy. Music majors only.

MUED-047 Woodwind Class II

Basic knowledge of playing and teaching the band and orchestra instruments to prepare for instrumental teaching in the public schools. Includes historical development, literature, performance techniques, and pedagogy. Music majors only.

MUED-048 String Class II

Basic knowledge of playing and teaching the band and orchestra instruments to prepare for instrumental teaching in the public schools. Includes historical development, literature, performance techniques, and pedagogy. Music majors only.

MUED-200 Public School Ed/Music Education

An overview of the role of education and particularly music education in American society, as well as the historical, cultural, and philosophical forces that have influenced public schooling. Incorporates topics related to current educational policy and practice and classroom observations at elementary and secondary levels of music instruction.

MUED-339 Public School Music I

Designed to develop competencies and promote thoughtful analysis for general music in the public schools. Emphasis will be placed upon the foundations of teaching, curriculum development, standards-based instruction, and pedagogical knowledge of the various approaches to teaching music in pre-K through 12th grade. Prerequisites: MUED-200, junior standing, and general music piano proficiency requirements.

MUED-340 Public School Music 2

Designed to continue to develop competencies and to promote thoughtful analysis for general music in the public schools. Emphasis will be placed on general music assessment, inclusion, and differentiation strategies. Prerequisite: MUED-339.

MUED-345 Instrumental Methods & Practicum

Instructional methods and materials for teaching instrumental music at all levels. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of all sophomore-level courses, MUED-041, and insstrumental piano proficiency requirements. Dual registration in MUSC-077.

MUED-351 Secondary Choral/General Methods

Emphasizes teaching craft, curriculum development and choral/vocal techniques for successfully educating public school children in the choral art. Public school observations and practica required. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all sophomore-level classes, MUED-339 and MUED-340, and choral piano proficiency requirements.

MUED-355 Music for Exceptional Children

Designed to develop curricular, theoretical, ethical, legal, and pedagogical competencies for teaching music to exceptional children, taking into account music and special education objectives, child development and learning styles, and the facilitation of mainstreaming, inclusion, IEP's, and least restrictive environments. Prerequisites: MUED-339 and MUED-340.

MUED-400 Student Teaching

Full-time, supervised teaching in public school music classrooms. Course credit represents preparation and planning, classroom performance, and classroom management. Students may not register for ensembles or lessons during the semester in which they student teach. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all first-year-, sophomore- and junior-level music education courses; music education coordinator's permission; and acceptance into the education program.

MUED-405 Student Teaching Seminar

The course is required to be taken during the student teaching semester and is part of the culminating experience in the music education degree program. From a practitioner's perspective, this course ""emphasizes thorough insight into issues relevant to public school music teaching, reflection on current teaching trends, and methodology and development of skills for future teaching and professionalism."" This course fulfills portions of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requirements for professionalism.

MUED-406 Org & Admin of Public School Music

Covers the essential elements of organization and administration of elementary and secondary school music programs.

MUED-500 Independent Study

Independent research in music education under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member.

Music


MUSC-001 Brass Lesson

Development of good tonal quality, technical facility, and interpretation of solo and chamber literature.

MUSC-002 Brass Lesson

Development of good tonal quality, technical facility, and interpretation of solo and chamber literature.

MUSC-003 Organ Lesson

Emphasizes acquisition of a sound technique. Includes standard recital literature and worship service literature chosen to meet individual needs.

MUSC-004 Organ Lesson

Emphasizes acquisition of a sound technique. Includes standard recital literature and worship service literature chosen to meet individual needs.

MUSC-005 Piano Lesson

The study of Western concert music for the piano.

MUSC-006 Piano Lesson

The study of Western concert music for the piano.

MUSC-007 String Lesson

Development of tone and technical facility and mastery of solo literature.

MUSC-008 String Lesson

Development of tone and technical facility and mastery of solo literature.

MUSC-009 Voice Lesson

Focuses on teaching the student to sing freely and musically. Develops breath control and resonance, range quality and clear diction through exercises and selected vocal literature.

MUSC-010 Voice Lesson

Focuses on teaching the student to sing freely and musically. Develops breath control and resonance, range quality and clear diction through exercises and selected vocal literature.

MUSC-011 Woodwind Lesson

Development of good tonal quality, technical facility, and interpretation of solo and chamber literature.

MUSC-012 Woodwind Lesson

Development of good tonal quality, technical facility, and interpretation of solo and chamber literature.

MUSC-013 Percussion Lesson

Development of technical facility on all areas of percussion: timpani, drum set, mallets, auxiliary percussion, ethnic percussion and snare drum. Includes interpretation and musical training, emphasizing well-rounded ability.

MUSC-014 Percussion Lesson

Development of technical facility on all areas of percussion: timpani, drum set, mallets, auxiliary percussion, ethnic percussion and snare drum. Includes interpretation and musical training, emphasizing well-rounded ability.

MUSC-015 Harpsichord Lesson

Emphasizes acquisition of a sound technique. Includes standard literature selected to meet individual needs and continuo playing.

MUSC-016 Harpischord Lesson

Emphasizes acquisition of a sound technique. Includes standard literature selected to meet individual needs and continuo playing.

MUSC-017 Guitar Lesson

Private instruction in classical and jazz guitar. Includes extensive exploration of basic musical repertoire,such as Pujol, Guiliani, Carcassi and Sor and the works of other jazz composers; scales, arpeggios,triads, and other technical matters. Investigates folk, popular and electric guitar techniques.

MUSC-018 Guitar Lesson

Private instruction in classical and jazz guitar. Includes extensive exploration of basic musical repertoire,such as Pujol, Guiliani, Carcassi and Sor and the works of other jazz composers; scales, arpeggios,triads, and other technical matters. Investigates folk, popular and electric guitar techniques.

MUSC-023 Composition Lesson

Private instruction in crafting and notating musical works. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUSC-024 Composition Lesson

Private instruction in crafting and notating musical works. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUSC-034 Piano Class I

A functional approach for beginning students. Emphasis on harmonization, transportation, development of technique, sight-reading, and improvisation. Music majors only.

MUSC-035 Piano Class II

Continued emphasis on harmonization, transposition, development of technique, sight reading, and improvisation. Prerequisite: MUSC-034 or appropriate placement. Music majors only.

MUSC-037 Piano Class III

A functional approach for intermediate-level and advanced students. Further emphasis on harmonization, transposition, development of technique, sight-reading and improvisation. Prerequisite: MUSC-035 or appropriate placement by deparment. Music majors only.

MUSC-038 Piano Technique

An in-depth look at piano technique through the analysis and discussion of physical movements that can either implement or prohibit good technique, and the analysis of the basic building blocks of piano playing. Emphasis on preventing injury, learning how to expend minimal energy in playing, and the creation of good tone. Open to piano majors; secondary pianists by instructor consent.

MUSC-039 Voice Class

Vocal instruction to improve individual singing ability and to teach vocal pedagogical skills.

MUSC-066 Collaborative Piano

Designed to instruct pianists in the essential aspects of performing chamber music and accompaniments. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUSC-072 Symphonic Band

A select instrumental performing group that rehearses and performs the finest traditional and contemporary repertoire for the medium.

MUSC-073 Stadium Band

An instrumental performing group that rehearses and performs during the football season only.

MUSC-074 Orchestra

A performing ensemble specializing in standard symphonic repertoire, concerti, opera, and oratorio.

MUSC-075 Fall Musical Orchestra

Accompanies the annual student musical production. Fall semester only.

MUSC-076 Chamber Music

Chamber music of various styles and periods studied and performed in smaller string, woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles, including piano and organ.

MUSC-077 Training Ensemble

A practicum in which students perform on a broad range of band and orchestral instruments and in choral ensembles.

MUSC-078 Jazz Ensemble

The rehearsal and performance of 20th-century and modern music reflecting jazz,rock and world music influences. Emphasizes individual student involvement through improvisation.

MUSC-079 Jazz Improvisation

Exploration and development of improvisation through listening, analysis, and performance skills practice. Prerequisite: ability to read music; vocal or instrumental proficiency, both at a level commensurate with admission to a university ensemble. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC-082 University Choir

A major performing ensemble dedicated to high standards of choral performance. A training laboratory, the choir also explores extensive choral literature and techniques of developing choral singing for future music educators. In addition to campus and area concerts, the group tours regularly. Auditions are held each August and are open to any student.

MUSC-083 University Chorale

A mixed-voice campus-centered ensemble, the University Chorale rehearses and performs a wide variety of sacred and secular choral literature in campus and area concerts. Auditions are held each August and are open to any student.

MUSC-084 Diction I

Introduces the International Phonetic Alphabet and the principles of making phonetic transcriptions of Italian, French and German texts. Basic pronunciation skills are also practiced.

MUSC-085 Diction II

An extension of the principles introduced in Diction I with particular emphasis on singing in foreign languages and in English. Prerequisite: MUSC-084.

MUSC-086 University Chamber Singers

This ensemble provides singers with a more intimate choral setting while exploring diverse repertoire appropriate for chamber performance. Auditions are held each fall and are open to any member of the University Choir.

MUSC-089 Opera Studio

An ensemble emphasizing the rehearsal and performance of opera and musical theatre.

MUSC-101 Introduction to Music

Development of appreciation and understanding for music, its underlying elements, and aspects of style and historical setting. Not open to music majors.

MUSC-102 A Study of Jazz

Historical overview of the development and evolution of jazz styles through listening, analysis and performance. Open to all music majors and non-majors.

MUSC-130 Rock Music and Society

Rock music from its origins to the present. Emphasizes stylistic developments and its relationship to society.

MUSC-152 Survey of World Music

An introduction to concepts of musical style from historical and global perspectives. World music and contemporary musics will inform this overview of musical genres and practices. Special attention will be given to issues of cultural diversity that arise through the study of non-western musics. Students will explore and develop learning strategies for approaching this material and college-level work in general. Prerequisite: must be an accepted music major or minor or have the permission of the instructor.

MUSC-161 Theory I: Diatonic Harmony

A study of 18th- and 19th-century harmonic practice, including intervals, scales and diatonic triads in all positions. Analysis of standard literature. Prerequisite: Department-approved proficiency.

MUSC-162 Theory II: Chromatic Harmony

Continuation of Theory I: Diatonic Harmony, including diatonic seventh chords in all inversions and modulation. Analysis of standard literature. Prerequisite: C- or better in MUSC-161.

MUSC-163 Ear Training I

Prepared and sight-singing of simple diatonic melodies in the major and minor modes. Includes simple rhythmic and melodic dictation. Prerequisite: Department-approved proficiency.

MUSC-164 Ear Training II

Continuation of Ear Training I, including chromaticism and modulation. Includes two-part and four-part dictation. Prerequisite: C- or better in MUSC:163.

MUSC-170 Intro to Music Technology

Provides a survey of basic computer music and media software through the production of creative projects. Topics covered include media formats, music notation, midi and sound recording/editing, and video editing.

MUSC-215 Music in Christian Rituals

Examines the theological and musicological aspects of artistic contributions to Christian worship as recognized in cultural settings. Same as RELI-215. Prerequisite: junior standing.

MUSC-245 Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque Eras

Music history and literature from the beginning of Western civilization until 1750. Prerequisite: MUSC-101 or MUSC-152.

MUSC-250 The Music of Classic and Romantic Eras

Music history and literature from 1750 until 1900. Prerequisite: MUSC-245.

MUSC-261 Theory III: Advanced Tonal Harmony

Continuation of Theory II: diatonic harmony, including advanced modulation and chromaticism. Prerequisite: C- or better in MUSC:162.

MUSC-262 Theory IV: Form and Analysis

The examination of music through analysis of design and tonal structure. Includes counterpoint and some unique forms. Prerequisite: C- or better in MUSC-261.

MUSC-263 Ear Training III

Advanced sight singing and dictation in all diatonic modes, including two-part and four-part dictation. Prerequisite: C- or better in MUSC:164.

MUSC-270 Topics in Music

Examines selected topics which are not covered in the regular curriculum but which are of interest to faculty and students.

MUSC-350 20th Century Music

Music history and literature from 1900 until the present. Prerequisite: Ability to read music.

MUSC-350T 20th Century Music

Music history and literature from 1900 until the present. Prerequisite: Ability to read music.

MUSC-355 Audio Engineering Fundamentals

An in-depth study of fundamentals of sound. Topics covered include wiring and electronics as well as ear training and the building blocks of the modern recording studio.

MUSC-356 Music Production in the Recording Studio

An introduction to techniques and practices employed by music producers in the recording studio. Issues of session organization, recording techniques, mixing and mastering techniques, and musical aesthetics will be explored. Prerequisite: MUSC:355.

MUSC-361 Counterpoint

The analysis and writing of two- and three-voice counterpoint in 16th-century style, with an introduction to the contrapuntal techniques of the Baroque period.

MUSC-363 Theory V: Modality, Set Theory

The examination of representative styles of 20th-century music using descriptive analysis, set theory and serial analysis. Prerequisite: C- or better in MUSC:262.

MUSC-367 Computer Music Composition

A survey of the electronic music hardware and software available in the computer music studio. The techniques used by both popular and classical electronic composers will be studied. Students will create original works of music or sound art using non-realtime processes.

MUSC-368 Computer Music Performance

A study of realtime, interactive techniques for electronic music, and, to a lesser extent, video. Students will become familiar with the MAX/MSP/JITTER object-oriented programming language, as well as the collection of midi controllers in the SU computer music studio. Student work will result in a final concert.

MUSC-369 Beginning Conducting

Designed to introduce students to the technique of conducting and to develop their ability to lead an ensemble with confidence. Prerequisites: MUSC-035, MUSC-162, and MUSC-164.

MUSC-370 Orchestration

Technical aspects of composing or arranging music for instrumental ensembles of varying size and ability.

MUSC-371 Instrumental Conducting

Study of advanced gestural technique as applied to instrumental rehearsal and performance. Additional attention is given to rehearsal techniques, score study, performance practice and philosophical thought with regard to the art and craft of conducting. Prerequisite: MUSC-369.

MUSC-372 Choral Conducting

Designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of choral conducting and rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: MUSC-369.

MUSC-399 Pedagogy

Examines materials and methodology in the various areas and levels of applied studio teaching.

MUSC-450 Topics in Music Literature

Various topics in music literature, including piano, voice, organ, string, brass, percussion, and woodwind literature.

MUSC-500 Full Recital

Public recital performance for credit. Prerequisite: approval by the music faculty on recommendation of the major teacher.

MUSC-501 Independent Study

In-depth study of a selected topic under faculty guidance. Includes a research paper or presentation or performance for students and faculty. Prerequisites: Securing a faculty sponsor, approval of topic by a music faculty committee, and junior or senior standing. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC-503 Half Recital

Public recital performance for credit. Prerequisite: approval by the music faculty on recommendation of the major teacher. 2SH.

MUSC-504 Internship

Supervised work experience in fields such as recording, music merchandising, church music, music therapy, instrument repair and concert management.

MUSC-506 Independent Study in Music-Capstone

In-depth study of a selected topic under faculty guidance. Includes a research paper or presentation or performance for students and faculty. Prerequisites: Securing a faculty sponsor, approval of topic by a music faculty committee, and junior or senior standing. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC-555 Forum

Solo and ensemble performance in a semi-formal setting. Includes programs by visiting organizations, guest artists and lecturers.



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