Music Performance (MUSP)

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

MUSP 555.  Senior Project   1 credit hour

Cross-listed as THEA 555. An interdisciplinary course to showcase the talents of graduating seniors to professional producers, agents and casting directors. Students develop and produce a variety show demonstrating their talents in singing, dancing, acting, directing and choreography. For majors only. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

MUSP 580.  Piano Pedagogy   2 credit hours

Primarily the art and science of teaching. Includes observations of master teachers in the university and community.

MUSP 581.  Piano Teaching Materials   2 credit hours

A survey of teaching methods and materials from beginning through early advanced levels.

MUSP 596.  Organ Pedagogy   2 credit hours

An approach to the art and practical aspect of teaching the organ. Includes a survey of teaching and learning methods and graded repertoire. Course includes diversity content. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: minimum of two years of applied organ study or departmental consent.

MUSP 599.  Organ Keyboard Skills, Service Playing and Accompanying   2 credit hours

Refining keyboard, sight-reading and hymn-playing skills as pertaining to the church service. Accompanying with a review of organ literature for the church service, Gregorian chant, harmonization and improvisation. Course includes diversity content. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: minimum of two years of applied organ study or departmental consent.

MUSP 620.  String Pedagogy: Violin and Viola   2 credit hours

Required for violin and viola performance majors. A study of tutorial techniques for violin and viola, including the teaching of mini-lessons for instructor and class critique. Prerequisite: violin or viola performance capability or instructor's consent.

MUSP 625.  Voice Pedagogy   2 credit hours

Acquaints the voice major with vocal techniques, concepts and materials of private and class instruction.

MUSP 651.  Advanced Conducting and Score Reading   2 credit hours

Baton technique, score reading and musicianship. Prerequisite: MUSP 307 or 308 or equivalent.

MUSP 680.  Woodwind Pedagogy   2 credit hours

A comprehensive study of woodwind instrument techniques, concepts and materials of studio instruction for the advanced student. Includes the teaching of mini-lessons for instructor and class critique. Prerequisite: performance capability on a woodwind instrument or instructor's consent.

MUSP 681.  Brass Pedagogy   2 credit hours

A comprehensive study of brass instrument techniques, concepts and materials of studio instruction for the advanced student. Includes the teaching of mini-lessons for instructor and class critique. Prerequisite: performance capability on a brass instrument or instructor's consent.

MUSP 682.  Percussion Pedagogy   2 credit hours

A comprehensive study of percussion instrument techniques, concepts and materials of studio instruction for the advanced student. Includes the teaching of mini-lessons for instructor and class critique. Prerequisite: performance capability on percussion instruments or instructor's consent.

MUSP 691.  Advanced Choral Conducting   2 credit hours

A comprehensive study of conducting and rehearsal techniques, analysis, ear training and types of choral composition for the advanced student. Prerequisite: MUSP 307 or 308 or equivalent.

MUSP 707.  Piano Repertoire   1 credit hour

Performing and listening experience for piano performance majors. Repeatable for credit.

MUSP 710B.  Symphonic Wind Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711A.  Orchestra   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711E.  Opera Lab   1 credit hour

Provides opportunities for students to perform staged arias, scenes and one act operas. Students who audition for Opera Theatre but are not cast should enroll in Opera Lab. Those interested in stage management, directing and backstage work may also enroll. Audition is required.

MUSP 711F.  Summer Choir   1 credit hour

A nonauditioned ensemble open to all university students and community members. The ensemble sings a wide variety of repertoire representative of composers from the past five centuries. Performs one major concert during their summer season.

MUSP 711J.  Piano Accompanying   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711K.  Opera Theatre   1 credit hour

Provides the opportunity for students to gain performance experience with a major role in fully staged, high quality productions of a diverse repertory with orchestral accompaniment. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711L.  Madrigal Singers   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711M.  Jazz Combo/Banda Hispanica   1 credit hour

Coached performing ensemble.

MUSP 711N.  Woodwind Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711O.  Saxophone Quartet   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711P.  Brass Chamber Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711R.  Percussion Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711T.  Jazz Arts Ensemble 1   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 711U.  Musical Theatre Performance   1 credit hour

Cross-listed as DANC 320 and THEA 590E. An interdisciplinary practicum class for students cast in a musical theatre production. Admission is by audition. Gain rehearsal and performance experience in a Mainstage production with orchestra. Rehearsals are in the evenings for 6-10 weeks. Repeatable for credit.

MUSP 711V.  Guitar Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 712D.  Women's Glee Club   1 credit hour

Nonauditioned women's chorus made up of both music and nonmusic majors. The ensemble performs an eclectic mix of classical, folk and popular music, reflecting the diverse musical interests of its members. Women's Glee performs annual fall and spring concerts, participates in the Candlelight Christmas concert, and performs as part of athletic, academic, and social functions throughout WSU's campus. Repeatable for credit.

MUSP 712F.  A Cappella Choir   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 712K.  Opera Theatre   2 credit hours

Provides the opportunity for students to gain performance experience with a major role in fully staged, high quality productions of a diverse repertory with orchestral accompaniment. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 712L.  Chamber Singers   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 712S.  String Chamber Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 712T.  Jazz Arts Ensemble 2   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 713B.  Concert Band   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 713F.  Concert Chorale   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 714K.  Opera Theatre   4 credit hours

Provides the opportunity for students to gain performance experience with a major role in fully staged, high quality productions of a diverse repertory with orchestral accompaniment. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 723.  Applied Piano Accompanying   4 credit hours

Individual private study of standard accompaniment literature with preparation of a terminal project recital (either vocal or instrumental). Prerequisite: successful completion of two semesters of graduate piano study.

MUSP 724.  Applied Piano Accompanying   4 credit hours

Individual private study of standard accompaniment literature with preparation of a terminal project recital (either vocal or instrumental). Prerequisite: successful completion of two semesters of graduate piano study.

MUSP 725.  Voice Pedagogy II   2 credit hours

MUSP 725. Voice Pedagogy II (2). Builds on the basics explored in Voice Pedagogy, giving particular attention to a deeper understanding of voice science, vocal literature, pedagogical techniques and materials which prepare students to teach advanced and collegiate students. Prerequisite: MUSP 625 or instructor’s consent.

MUSP 760.  Group Piano Practicum   2 credit hours

Supervised group piano teaching for graduate students. Prerequisites: MUSP 580, 581, or instructor's consent.

MUSP 761.  Studio Piano Practicum   2 credit hours

Supervised studio teaching for graduate students. Prerequisites: MUSP 580, 581, or instructor's consent.

MUSP 762.  Opera Styles   2 credit hours

A comprehensive study of the performance styles and practices in operatic singing, ranging from the 17th century to the present. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

MUSP 773.  Acting For Singers   3 credit hours

Studies the external and internal techniques of acting for the singer, emphasizing characterization and development of a role, to ensure that students have the necessary understanding and skills to integrate the acting process while singing. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

MUSP 781.  Cooperative Education   1-4 credit hours

A field placement which integrates coursework with a planned and supervised professional experience designed to complement and enhance the student's academic program. Repeatable for credit. Graded CR/NCR.

MUSP 781I.  Noncredit Cooperative Education   0 credit hours

A field placement which integrates coursework with a planned and supervised professional experience designed to complement and enhance the student's academic program. Repeatable for credit.

MUSP 790.  Special Topics in Music   1-2 credit hours

For individual or group instruction. Repeatable with departmental consent.

MUSP 790AE.  Orchestral Excerpts for Viola   2 credit hours

This course will introduce and prepare cellists for professional orchestral auditions. Students will study, prepare and perform standard cello orchestral excerpts. Two Mock Juries will provide an opportunity for students to experience an actual audition with detailed and immediate feedback from multiple performance area faculty.

MUSP 790AF.  Orchestral Excerpts for Cello   2 credit hours

This course will introduce and prepare cellists for professional orchestral auditions. Students will study, prepare and perform standard cello orchestral excerpts. Two Mock Juries will provide an opportunity for students to experience an actual audition with detailed and immediate feedback from multiple performance area faculty.

MUSP 790E.  Musical Theatre and Opera Audition   1-3 credit hours

Cross-listed as THEA 630. Practicum course develops techniques and audition repertory singers need to gain professional employment and/or successfully compete for placement in advanced training programs. Also covers the business skills necessary to a professional career, and brings students into contact with professional guest artists who can provide additional insight and contacts. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

MUSP 790P.  Special Topics: Pedagogy   1-2 credit hours

For individual or group instruction. Repeatable with departmental consent. For Graduate/Undergraduate Credit. (P: Piano)

MUSP 790Q.  Special Topics in Music and Foreign Language   1-5 credit hours

Cross-listed as MCLL 790Q (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences). Allows undergraduate and graduate students to take courses in the modern foreign languages together with individualized instruction in the translation and diction of poetical texts set to music. Course may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the Bachelor of Music in performance—vocal emphasis. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

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

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

MUSP 842.  Special Project in Music   1-3 credit hours

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

MUSP 843.  Piano Pedagogy Seminar   2 credit hours

Variable topics, such as (1) advanced techniques in class piano or private piano (college curriculums); (2) class piano in early childhood; (3) class piano for leisure-age students; (4) class piano in public (or private) schools, extending the advanced preparation of piano pedagogy students as needed. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: MUSP 580, or instructor's consent.

MUSP 871.  Graduate Accompanying Recital: Vocal   1 credit hour

Required for MM piano majors, vocal accompanying emphasis. Prerequisites: the student must have completed 18 hours toward the degree, including two semesters of applied piano and be enrolled in MUSP 723 or 724.

MUSP 872.  Graduate Accompanying Recital: Instrumental   1 credit hour

Required for MM piano majors, instrumental accompanying emphasis. Prerequisites: the student must have completed 18 hours toward the degree, including two semesters of applied piano and be enrolled in MUSP 723 or 724.

MUSP 873.  Graduate Recital   1-2 credit hours

Performance of a full recital featuring the chief performing medium. Prerequisite: consent of instructors in applied area.

MUSP 874.  Professional In-Service Presentation Project   1-2 credit hours

Planning, organizing and presenting a three-hour in-service presentation (workshop) to in-service private piano teachers, perhaps in conjunction with an established community piano teacher's league, etc. Available as a terminal requirement alternative (in lieu of performance recital) in the Master of Music—piano pedagogy emphasis. Students approved for this terminal requirement option are also required to perform a major piano work, prepared at acceptable recital level, during semester jury examination within the final year (two semesters) of the degree program. Requires approval of piano performance area faculty. Prerequisite: departmental consent.