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Course Descriptions Music ( MUSI )

Contents
1. Sight-Singing, Ear Training
2. Theory
3. Literature
4. Class Instruction
5. Music Ensembles
6. Jazz Studies
7. Lower Division Applied Lessons for Music Educators
8. Upper Division Applied Lessons for Music Educators
9. Lower Division Applied Lessons for Non-Music Educators
10. Upper Division Applied Lessons for Non-Music Educators


Sight-Singing & Ear Training

MUSI 1111 Elementary Sight Singing and Ear Training I
Introduction to moveable "DO" solfege in Major and minor keys, rhythm skills in simple and compound meters, and melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. Lab 3, CR 1

MUSI 1112 Elementary Sight Singing and Ear Training II
Continuation of MUSI 1111, Lab 3, CR 1

MUSI 1112 Continuation of MUSI 1111
Lab 3, CR 1

MUSI 2112 Continuation of MUSI 2111
Lab 3, CR 1

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Theory

MUSI 1301 Music Fundamentals
An introduction to the elements of music. Includes study of music reading in various clefs, notation, rhythm, time signatures and meters, scales and modes, key signatures, intervals, and chords. Designed for non-music majors, but may also be taken (as a prerequisite to MUSI 1211) by music majors or minors with no previous experience. Lec 3, Cr 3

MUSI 1211 Music Theory I
Intervals, scales, chord structures, chord progressions, simple cadences, use of inversions, non-harmonic tones, seventh chords, simple modulations and harmonization of melodies, part-writing, music reading, keyboard skills aural rhythmic, melodic and harmonic dictation are studied.
Prerequisite: READ 0302 or appropriate assessment score. Lec 3, Cr 2
(Prerequisite: Grade "C" or higher in MUSI 1301 or pass the Theory Placement Evaluation)

MUSI 1212 Music Theory II
Continuation of MUSI 1311. Lec 3, Cr 2
(Prerequisite: Grade "C" or higher in MUSI 1211)

MUSI 2211 Music Theory III
The study of figured bass, alto and tenor clefs, elementary formal concepts, intervals, scales, chord structure, chord progressions simple cadences, use of inversions, non-harmonic tones, seventh chords, modulations and harmonization of melodies. Part- writing, sight singing, keyboard and aural skills are also included. Lec 3, Cr 2
(Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 1212)

MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV
Continuation of MUSI 2211. Lec 3, Cr 2
(Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 2211)

MUSI 3211 Orchestration & Arranging
A study of the basic techniques of instrumentation, including ranges, transpositions, and characteristics of band, jazz band and orchestral instruments. This course will also study the basic techniques of vocal arranging. Lec 3, Cr 2
(Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 2212)

MUSI 3312 Counterpoint and Analysis
A survey of polyphony of the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries with emphasis on creative projects. Lec 3, Cr 3
(Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 2212)

MUSI 3289 Introduction to Conducting
An introduction to the basic techniques of conducting. This course is offered in separate sections for instrumental and choral music majors. Lec 3, Cr 2
(Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 1212)

MUSI 4289 Advanced Conducting
The study and application of advanced conducting techniques with emphasis on the development of analytical and interpretive skills in both instrumental and choral conducting. Lec 3, Cr 2
(Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 3289)

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Literature

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
A non-technical survey course designed for the intelligent appreciation of traditional musical styles represented throughout history. Recordings, videos, and live performances help illustrate the influence of music within the various fine arts. ( Does not fill any requirement for a music major.) Lec 3, Cr 3

MUSI 1308 Music Literature & History I
An introduction to important musical trends, styles, and literature of Western Civilization from the Middle Ages to the present. Lec 3, Lab 1, Cr 3
(Prerequisite: MUSI 1212 or concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1212)

MUSI 2310 Special Topics in Music
A variety of special topics in music. Topics will be of a survey nature and may include: Jazz, Rock, Folk, Contemporary Music, Latin American Music and Texas Border Music. Course may be repeated for credit. Topics will vary.
Open to all college students. (Does not fill any requirement for a music major.) Lec 3, Cr 3

MUSI 3308 Music History II
A comprehensive study of musical styles, forms and textures of music from antiquity to the Baroque era. Lec 3, Cr 3
(Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 1308 and 2212)

MUSI 3309 Music History III
A comprehensive study of musical styles, genres, composers and literature from the Pre-Classical era to the present. Lec 3, Cr 3
(Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 1308 and 2212)

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Class Instruction

MUSI 1114 Keyboard Skills I
This course is designed to teach student keyboardists the requisite skills to interpret and perform works in the jazz idiom. Lab 1, Cr 1
(Prerequisite: an Audition to demonstrate advanced keyboard skills)

MUSI 1115 Keyboard Skills II
A continuation of Keyboard Skills I. Lab 1, Cr 1
(Prerequisite: MUSI 1114)

MUSI 1162 Diction I
A study of phonetic sounds of the German and Italian languages to promote the ability to sing in those languages, utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet ( I P A) Lab 3, Cr 1
(Prerequisite: READ 0300 or appropriate assessment)

MUSI 1165 Diction II
A continuation of MUSI 1162 with an emphasis on the Spanish and French languages. Lab 3, Cr 1
(Prerequisite: READ 0300 or appropriate assessment)

MUSI 1166 Woodwind Class I
Introduction to the mechanics and care of the flute, clarinet, and saxophone; embouchure, breath control, tonguing and intonation problems, literature, maintenance, and minor repair are emphasized.
Lab 3, Cr 1

MUSI 1168 High Brass Class
A study of the techniques of playing the trumpet, French horn,. Topics covered include the embouchure, articulation, breath control, tone production equipment, brass instrument history, transposition, maintenance and repair.
Lab 3, Cr 1

MUSI 1181 Piano Class
Development of piano technique and musical style in a class situation. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. In each subsequent enrollment in the class, the level of difficulty increases.
Lab 3, Cr 1

MUSI 1183 Voice Class I
Introduction to instruction in the fundamentals of singing, with emphasis on breathing and tone production.
Lab 3, Cr 1

MUSI 1188 Percussion Class I
Special attention is given to hand position, sticking techniques and tuning of snare, bass and trap drums and timpani. Cymbals and other utility percussion instruments, their uses and effects, will also be studied. Lab 3, Cr 1

MUSI 1189 Strings Class I
Introduction to the fundamentals of the violin, viola, cello and bass, with emphasis on basic technique and bowing.
Lab 3, Cr 1

MUSI 1192 Guitar Class I
Development of guitar technique and musical style in a class situation.
Lab 3, Cr 1

MUSI 1193 Guitar Class II
Continuation of MUSI 1192. Lab 3, Cr 1
(Prerequisite: MUSI 1192.)

MUSI 2166 Woodwind Class II
Introduction to the mechanics and care of double reed instruments (oboe and bassoon); embouchure, breath control, tonguing, literature, maintenance, and minor repair and intonation problems are emphasized. Continuation of MUSI 1166. Lab 3, Cr 1
(Prerequisite: MUSI 1166 )

MUSI 2168 Low Brass Class
A study of the techniques of playing the trombone, euphonium and tuba. Topics covered include the embouchure, articulation, breath control, tone production equipment, brass instrument history, transposition, maintenance and repair. Continuation of MUSI 1168. Lab 3, Cr 1
(Prerequisite: MUSI 1168.)

MUSI 3304 Elementary Music Techniques General
This general music course provides an introduction to the following elementary music methods and approaches: Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, Music Memory, and CM (Comprehensive Musicianship). It also surveys the National Standards in Music Education and the National Assessment of Music Education in the schools. Lec 3, Cr 3
(Prerequisite: MUSI 1212,1308.)

MUSI 3306 Secondary Choral Techniques
This course provides an introduction to: basic choral literature for intermediate and secondary choirs; small ensemble literature; solo vocal repertoire; jazz/show choir/choreography; concert programming; counting systems; sight-reading methods and texts. It also surveys the rules, regulations, and competitions of the U.I.L. (University Interscholastic League) and T.C.D.A. (Texas Choral Directors Association). Lec 3, Cr 3
(Prerequisite: MUSI 1308, 1212, 3289.)

MUSI 3307 Secondary Instrumental Techniques
This course provides an introduction to the following: basic literature for beginning, intermediate, and secondary bands; small ensemble literature; solo instrumental repertoire; concert programming; counting systems; sight-reading methods and texts; jazz band literature and improvisation materials. It also surveys the rules, regulations, and competition of the U.I.L. (University Interscholastic League) and T.B.A. (Texas Bandmasters Association). Lec 3, Cr 3
(Prerequisite: MUSI 1308, 1212, 3289.)

MUSI 3370 Topics in Music Literature

MUSI 3380 Music Pedagogy

MUSI 4211 Computer Applications in Music
An introduction to computer programs important to the musician and music educator. Topics covered include MIDI applications, sequencing, music notation, word processors, spreadsheet, classroom management programs, marching
drill programs and the Internet. Lec 3, Cr 2
(Prerequisite: MUSI 1212)

MUSI 4301 Senior Experience
All music courses must be completed prior to enrolling in this course. The course may be taken concurrently with the Senior Recital. This course is preparation for the TExES music exit exam. Lec 3, Cr 3
(Prequisite: Pass Piano and Oral Skills Proficiency and have been accepted into the College of Education.)

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Music Ensembles ( MUEN )

MUEN 1142 / 3142 Accompanying and Chamber Music
This course is designed to afford the keyboardist the opportunity of learning the requisite skills needed to become a competent accompanist. Membership is determined by permission of director through audition. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab 3, Cr 1
(Prerequisite: Advanced Keyboard Skills.)

MUEN 1141 / 3141 Chamber Ensemble
This course is designed for instrumentalists to give them small ensemble experience with weekly rehearsals and performances on and off campus. Auditions are not required to be apart of this ensemble. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab 3, Cr 1

MUEN 1137 / 3137 Guitar Orchestra
This course is designed to afford the guitar major experience in ensemble playing. A study of performance practice and literature of the guitar ensemble will be emphasized. Membership is determined by permission of director through audition. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab 3, Cr 1
(Prerequisite: an Audition to demonstrate advanced guitar skills.)

MUEN 1122 / 3122 Jazz Ensemble
Rehearsal and performance of popular, dance, and jazz music on and off campus. Membership is determined by permission
of director through audition. Course may be repeated for additional credit.
Lab 4, Cr 1

MUEN 1139 / 3139 Mariachi Escorpion
The mariachi ensemble studies and performs Spanish music on and off campus. With the instrumentation of guitars, vihuelas, violins, trumpets, and singers. Membership is determined by permission of director through audition. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab 4, Cr 1
 

MUEN 1161 / 3161 Master Chorale
The chorus performs a wide variety of music representing the literature of the great eras of music history. Membership is determined by permission of director through audition. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab 6, Cr 1

MUEN 1152 / 3152 Opera Workshop
A study and performance of music selected from the opera repertoire and operetta.. Membership is determined by permission of director through audition. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab 4, Cr 1

MUEN 1136 / 3136 String Ensemble
The performance of music written for string orchestra from different music periods. This ensemble also allows students to perform with various string groups from duets to quintets. Membership is determined by permission of director through audition. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab 3, Cr 1

MUEN 1123 / 3123 Symphony Orchestra
This ensemble performs a wide variety of orchestral and symphonic pieces with strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion in the ensemble. Membership is determined by permission of director through audition. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab 4, Cr 1

MUEN 1121 / 3121 Wind Ensemble
The wind ensemble studies and performs a wide variety of music representing the literature and sonority of sounds of the great eras of music history up to the contemporary sounds of todays composers. Membership is determined by permission of director through audition. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab 6, Cr 1

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Jazz Studies

MUSI 1263 Improvisation
Designed to provide background in the art of improvisation and knowledge of basic materials and practices as a foundation for improvising or extemporaneous playing. Course may be repeated for additional credit. Lec 2, Cr 2

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Lower Division Applied Lessons for Music Educators

The following courses are lower division applied music courses for music majors seeking teacher certification. The student must pass an entrance audition to gain admission into the first semester of applied music, perform on a student recital, appear before the faculty jury, be concurrently enrolled in two ensembles and attend a set number of live performances approved by the Music Faculty. See the Chair of the Department of Music for details. Students normally progress to the next higher level each semester. Occasionally it may require more than one semester of study to accomplish this progress. The admittance of each student to the next semester is dependent on the faculty jury held at the conclusion of each semester. Students planning to pursue majors in voice, piano, guitar who have not been admitted to the first semester of applied music may enroll in voice class/piano class/guitar class.
Lab 1, Cr 1
MUAP 1187 Applied Music I
MUAP 1188 Applied Music II
MUAP 2187 Applied Music III
MUAP 2188 Applied Music IV

(Minimum of C to pass.)

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Upper Division Applied Lessons for Music Educators

The following courses are upper division applied music courses for music majors seeking teacher certification. The student must have completed four semesters of lower division applied music on the same instrument, presented a sophomore recital, perform on a student recital, appear before the faculty jury, be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble and attend a set number of live performances approved by the Music Faculty. See the Chair of the Department of Music for details. Occasionally it may require more than one semester of study to accomplish this progress. The progress of each student from one semester to another is dependent on the faculty jury held at the conclusion of each semester.
Lab 1, Cr 1
MUAP 3101 Applied Music V
MUAP 3102 Applied Music VI
MUAP 4101 Applied Music VII
MUAP 4102 Applied Music VIII

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Lower Division Applied Lessons for Non-Music Educators

The following courses are lower division applied music courses for music majors NOT seeking teacher certification.
The student must pass an entrance audition to gain admission into the first semester of applied music, perform on a
student recital, appear before the faculty jury, be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble and attend a set number of
live performances approved by the Music Faculty. See the Chair of the Department of Music for details.
Occasionally it may require more than one semester of study to accomplish this progress. The admittance of each student to the next semester is dependent on the faculty jury held at the conclusion of each semester. Students planning to pursue majors in voice, piano, guitar who have not been admitted to the first semester of applied music may enroll in voice class/piano class/guitar class.

Lab 1, Cr 2

MUAP 1287 Applied Music I
MUAP 1288 Applied Music II
MUAP 2287 Applied Music III
MUAP 2288 Applied Music IV

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Upper Division Applied Lessons for Non-Music Educators

The following courses are upper division applied music courses for music majors NOT seeking teacher certification.
The student must have completed four semesters of lower division applied music on the same instrument, presented
a sophomore recital, perform on a student recital, appear before the faculty jury, be concurrently enrolled in an
ensemble and attend a set number of live performances approved by the Music Faculty. See the Chair of the Department of Music for details. Occasionally it may require more than one semester of study to accomplish this progress.
The progress of each student from one semester to another is dependent on the faculty jury held at the conclusion
of each semester.

Lab 1, Cr 3

MUAP 3301 Applied Music V
MUAP 3302 Applied Music VI
MUAP 4301 Applied Music VII
MUAP 4302 Applied Music VIII

(A junior recital must be completed before enrolling in MUAP 4301.)

(A senior recital must be completed before graduation.

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