Music Performance (MUSP)

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

MUSP 105.  Recital Attendance   0 credit hours

Recital attendance and performance. Laboratory observation of performance media, literature and recital techniques. Election is required for BA and BM majors according to the requirements of the degree check sheet at the time of enrollment. Repeatable.

MUSP 121.  Italian Diction   1 credit hour

For the vocal performer. Includes a comprehensive study of Italian consonant and vowel sounds.

MUSP 122.  English Diction   1 credit hour

For the vocal performer. Includes a comprehensive study of English consonant and vowel sounds.

MUSP 148.  Double Reed Making and Adjusting   1 credit hour

Making and adjusting oboe, English horn and bassoon reeds. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: MUSE 238 or instructor's consent.

MUSP 149.  Percussion Techniques and Section Playing   1 credit hour

Provides training in small instruments and development of the percussionist's understanding of section playing. Repeatable for credit.

MUSP 207.  Piano Repertoire   1 credit hour

Gives performing and listening experience to piano majors. Repeatable for credit.

MUSP 210B.  Symphonic Wind Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 211A.  Orchestra   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 211E.  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 211F.  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 211J.  Piano Accompanying   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 211K.  Opera Theatre   1 credit hour

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

MUSP 211L.  Madrigal Singers   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 211M.  Jazz Combo/Banda Hispanica   1 credit hour

Coached performing ensemble.

MUSP 211N.  Woodwind Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 211O.  Saxophone Quartet   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 211P.  Brass Chamber Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 211R.  Percussion Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 211T.  Jazz Arts Ensemble 1   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 211U.  Musical Theatre Performance   1 credit hour

Cross-listed as DANC 320 and THEA 180E. 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 211V.  Guitar Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 212D.  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 212F.  A Cappella Choir   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 212K.  Opera Theatre   2 credit hours

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

MUSP 212L.  Chamber Singers   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 212S.  String Chamber Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 212T.  Jazz Arts Ensemble 2   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 213B.  Concert Band   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 213F.  Concert Chorale   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 218.  Choral Conducting   2 credit hours

Fundamentals of conducting, score reading, and rehearsal techniques. Practical experience conducting classroom groups. Prerequisites: MUSC 128 and 130.

MUSP 221.  German Diction   1 credit hour

For the vocal performer. Includes a comprehensive study of German consonant and vowel sounds.

MUSP 222.  French Diction   1 credit hour

For the vocal performer. Includes a comprehensive study of French consonant and vowel sounds.

MUSP 223.  Applied Piano Accompanying   2 credit hours

Individual private study of standard accompaniment literature. Prerequisites: successful completion of two semesters of piano study and sophomore standing.

MUSP 224.  Applied Piano Accompanying   2 credit hours

Individual private study of standard accompaniment literature. Prerequisites: successful completion of two semesters of piano study and sophomore standing.

MUSP 250.  Applied Piano Concerto   2 credit hours

Gives students concerto performance experience. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and admittance to the BM performance program.

MUSP 251.  Applied Piano Concerto   2 credit hours

Gives students concerto performance experience. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and admittance to the BM performance program.

MUSP 300.  Junior Recital   1 credit hour

Required for BM piano majors, performance or accompanying emphasis. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

MUSP 307.  Instrumental Conducting   2 credit hours

Fundamentals of baton technique, elementary score reading and musical leadership. Practical experience in conducting laboratory and classroom groups. Prerequisites: MUSC 128, 130.

MUSP 308.  Choral Conducting   2 credit hours

Fundamentals of conducting, score reading and rehearsal techniques. Practical experience conducting classroom groups. Prerequisites: MUSC 128, 130.

MUSP 340.  Voice Coaching   1 credit hour

Vocal coaching offers intense focus on diction and the dramatic, musical and stylistic interpretation of musical theatre, art song and opera literature. Prerequisites: upper-class or graduate-level majors only, and instructor's consent.

MUSP 390.  Special Topics in Music Performance   3-5 credit hours

For individual or group instruction. Repeatable with departmental consent. Graded Bg/NBg (for badge sections). Standard letter grading for other sections.

MUSP 390BB.  International Phonetic Alphabet Badge: Italian Diction   0.5 credit hours

The Italian Diction IPA course is useful to singers, voice teachers, linguists, and actors. It reviews the IPA, presents new characters specific to the Italian language, clarifies differences in articulation between other languages and Italian, and assists in authentic Italian pronunciation. Assists students in learning foreign languages and learning to produce authentic sounds or accents in languages. Assists choir conductors in teaching choirs to sing consistent sounds in any language, and assists actors in developing clear speech or in developing an accent for a particular role. Graded Bg/NBg.

MUSP 390BC.  International Phonetic Alphabet Badge: French Diction   0.5 credit hours

The French Diction IPA course is useful to singers, voice teachers, linguists, and actors. It reviews the IPA, presents new characters specific to the French language, clarifies differences in articulation between other languages and French, and assists in authentic French pronunciation. Assists students in learning foreign languages and learning to produce authentic sounds or accents in languages. Assists choir conductors in teaching choirs to sing consistent sounds in any language, and assists actors in developing clear speech or in developing an accent for a particular role. Graded Bg/NBg.

MUSP 400.  Senior Recital   1 credit hour

Prerequisite: departmental consent.

MUSP 407.  Piano Repertoire   1 credit hour

Gives performing and listening experience to piano majors. Repeatable for credit.

MUSP 410B.  Symphonic Wind Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 411A.  Orchestra   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 411E.  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 411F.  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 411J.  Piano Accompanying   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 411K.  Opera Theatre   1 credit hour

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

MUSP 411L.  Madrigal Singers   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 411M.  Jazz Combo/Banda Hispanica   1 credit hour

Coached performing ensemble.

MUSP 411N.  Woodwind Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 411O.  Saxophone Quartet   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 411P.  Brass Chamber Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 411R.  Percussion Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 411T.  Jazz Arts Ensemble 1   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 411U.  Musical Theatre Performance   1 credit hour

Cross-listed as DANC 320 and THEA 380E. 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 411V.  Guitar Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 412D.  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 412F.  A Cappella Choir   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 412K.  Opera Theatre   2 credit hours

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

MUSP 412L.  Chamber Singers   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 412S.  String Chamber Ensemble   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 412T.  Jazz Arts Ensemble 2   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 413B.  Concert Band   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 413F.  Concert Chorale   1 credit hour

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: audition required.

MUSP 414K.  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 423.  Applied Piano Accompanying   4 credit hours

Individual private study of standard accompaniment literature. Prerequisite: successful completion of solo recital.

MUSP 424.  Applied Piano Accompanying   4 credit hours

Individual private study of standard accompaniment literature. Prerequisite: successful completion of solo recital.

MUSP 450.  Accompanying Recital   1 credit hour

Required for BM piano majors, accompanying emphasis. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

MUSP 451.  Accompanying Recital   1 credit hour

Required for BM piano majors, accompanying emphasis. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

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.