Musicology-Composition (MUSC)

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

MUSC 510.  Interrelated Art   3 credit hours

Presents an aesthetic analysis of the fine arts: music, visual arts, drama, literature and dance. Emphasizes style and commonality among the arts disciplines.

MUSC 523.  Form And Analysis   2 credit hours

Extensive analysis of the forms and formal processes of musical literature. Prerequisite: MUSC 228.

MUSC 531.  Introduction to Electronic Music   2 credit hours

Basic techniques of electronic music. Directed toward musicians who wish to use the electronic medium in teaching, performing or communicating through music in any way.

MUSC 560.  Applied Composition   2 credit hours

Individual study in advanced musical composition emphasizing writing for small ensembles in the smaller forms. For theory-composition majors. Repeatable. Prerequisites: MUSC 260 and consent of theory-composition area faculty and musicology-composition coordinator, to continue as a theory-composition major.

MUSC 561.  18th Century Counterpoint   2 credit hours

Contrapuntal devices of the 18th century as found in the works of J.S. Bach. Prerequisite: MUSC 228.

MUSC 587.  Organ Literature & Design I   2 credit hours

Broad survey of the historical eras of organ literature and design. Open to non-organ majors. Prerequisite: minimum of two years applied organ study or departmental consent.

MUSC 588.  Organ Literature & Design II   2 credit hours

Broad survey of the historical eras of organ literature and design. Open to non-organ majors. Prerequisite: minimum of two years applied organ study or departmental consent.

MUSC 616.  Symphonic Literature   3 credit hours

An advanced course in orchestral literature covering the development of the symphonic music from Baroque to the present day. Designed primarily for music majors who have already had MUSC 334 and 335.

MUSC 623.  Opera Literature   3 credit hours

A comprehensive survey of Italian, German, French, Russian, English and American opera literature from the 17th century to the present. MUSC 113 is strongly recommended before taking the course. For upper-division or graduate students. Not limited to music majors.

MUSC 624.  Oratorio and Cantata Literature   2 credit hours

A study of the solo vocal literature of the larger sacred and secular forms from the 17th century to the present. Not limited to music majors.

MUSC 641.  Orchestration   2 credit hours

The study of instrumentation, emphasizing idiomatic scoring for various instrumental combinations with an approach to the problems of full orchestra and band scores. Prerequisite: MUSC 227.

MUSC 660.  Applied Composition   2 credit hours

Individual study in musical composition emphasizing writing for both small ensembles and large groups in the larger forms. Repeatable. Prerequisites: MUSC 560 and instructor's consent.

MUSC 671.  Chromatic Harmony   2 credit hours

Advanced study of chromatic harmonic materials of all periods with special attention to the 19th century. Emphasizes analysis and creative writing. Prerequisite: MUSC 228.

MUSC 672.  Contemporary Techniques   2 credit hours

Advanced study of music from impressionism to the present, emphasizing related literature and creative writing. Prerequisite: MUSC 228.

MUSC 685.  String Literature & Materials   2 credit hours

A survey and stylistic analysis of music for solo strings and chamber combinations, beginning with the early Baroque period.

MUSC 726.  Voice Literature   3 credit hours

A comprehensive survey of early Italian arias, French chansons, German lieder, contemporary English songs, and Russian and Spanish literature.

MUSC 750.  Musicology-Composition Workshop   1-4 credit hours

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

MUSC 753.  Choral Literature I   2 credit hours

A historical and stylistic survey of choral literature of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

MUSC 754.  Choral Literature II   2 credit hours

A historical and stylistic survey of choral literature of the Classical, Romantic and Contemporary eras.

MUSC 782.  Piano Literature I   2 credit hours

Survey of the historical eras of professional piano repertory.

MUSC 783.  Piano Literature II   2 credit hours

Survey of the historical eras of professional piano repertory.

MUSC 786.  Chamber Music Literature I   2 credit hours

Survey of composers, styles and works of chamber music from Baroque to about 1828.

MUSC 787.  Chamber Music Literature II   2 credit hours

Survey of composers, styles and works of chamber music from about 1828 to the present.

MUSC 790.  Special Topics in Music   1-4 credit hours

For individual or group instruction. Repeatable with departmental consent.

MUSC 830.  Seminar in Music Theory   3 credit hours

An analytical study of the materials used in musical composition from antiquity to the present, employing analytical approaches such as Schenker, Hindemith and serial techniques. Develops analytical perspective rather than compositional skills.

MUSC 832.  Topics in Music Analysis   3 credit hours

Develops areas of music theory in relation to analysis. Includes ideas evoking the most interest and considered by the instructor to be of the greatest professional benefit. Prerequisite: MUSC 830.

MUSC 840A.  Seminar in the Techniques of Composition   2 credit hours

Examines the nature of compositional techniques through selected works in large ensembles. Prerequisites: MUSC 671, 672, 641, or departmental consent.

MUSC 840B.  Seminar in the Techniques of Composition   2 credit hours

Examines the nature of compositional techniques through selected works in small ensembles. Prerequisites: MUSC 671, 672, 641, or departmental consent.

MUSC 841.  Special Project in Music   1-3 credit hours

Individually supervised study or research emphasizing the professional needs of the student. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

MUSC 852.  Introduction to Bibliography and Research   3 credit hours

Techniques of research and development of bibliography in music and music education. Course must be elected the first available semester of enrollment in MM or MME programs.

MUSC 860.  Advanced Composition   2 credit hours

Original work in the large forms and a continuation and expansion of MUSC 659-660. Prerequisite: MUSC 660 or equivalent.

MUSC 875.  Thesis Research   1-2 credit hours

Thesis preparation.

MUSC 876.  Thesis   1-2 credit hours

Thesis preparation.

MUSC 891.  Seminar in Music History pre-1750   3 credit hours

Explores special topics and conceptual issues in music history and literature before 1750, focusing on the interaction of musical repertories with society, history and politics. Students are required to engage with primary sources (musical and textual) and musicological literature. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: MUSC 852 or MUSE 853.

MUSC 892.  Seminar in Music History post-1750   3 credit hours

Explores special topics and conceptual issues in music history and literature after 1750, focusing on the interaction of musical repertories with society, history and politics. Students are required to engage with primary sources (musical and textual) and musicological literature. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: MUSC 852 or MUSE 853.