All courses listed below are 3 hours each.
MUS 201 Music Theory III Online
A sequence to develop the basic musicianship skills required to analyze, read, compose, and perform music. This course follows Music 109 and 110. The course will use portfolios to document work and to demonstrate competencies through activities specifically designed to set goals and objectives for individualized learning, and to apply concepts to real musical situations. (Fall, 2009)
Topics covered in this course:
Diatonic Seventh Chords
Augmented Sixth Chords
Beethoven "Symphony No. 5" Analysis Presentations
MUS 202 Music Theory IV Online
A sequence to develop the basic musicianship skills required to analyze, read, compose, and perform music. This course follows Music 109, 110, and 201 in sequence. The course will use portfolios to document work and to demonstrate competencies through activities specifically designed to set goals and objectives for individualized learning, and to apply concepts to real musical situations. (Spring, 2010)
Topics covered in this course:
Review of chromaticism
Enharmonic Spellings and Modulations
Further Elements of the Harmonic Vocabulary
Tonal Harmony in the Late Nineteenth Century
*Scale Materials and Chord Structures
*Rhythm and Meter
Basic Atonal Theory
Twelve-Tone Serialism and Integral Serialism
Stravinsky "Rite of Spring" Analysis Presentations
MUS 333 Music History and Literature Online
A survey of the history and literature of Western music from the Romantic and Contemporary periods.
The course stresses the development of musical styles, forms, and media through the study
of representatives compositions and composers. Music, including
examples related to non-Western cultures, is studied within the
context of its social-cultural epoch. Online classes will meet in 'real time' and will also be archived. All students will create blogs and post independent research on assigned focus areas to enhance the scope of the class. (Fall, odd years).
The two pedagogy courses can be taken in any sequence and provide an essential foundation for teaching applied lessons, including piano.
MUS 358, Applied Pedagogy, is appropriate for independent teachers of any instrumentation or voice. MUS 358 focuses on curriculum for private and group lessons as well as the business and professional issues facing the independent music teacher. Other areas covered include music technology in the independent studio, summer camps, learning styles, and legal issues affecting the independent music teacher.
MUS 359 addresses issues specific to piano, including method books, repertoire, stylistic playing, pedaling, technique, and performance. An integral part of MUS 359 is observation of instruction and student teaching of private and/or group lessons under faculty supervision. (358-Fall, odd years; 359 Spring even years)
MUS 101 Music Fundamentals Online
This is a new class offered online to anyone interested in knowing more about the basics of music including notes, intervals, scales, and chords. Part of the new Jump Start Program
. ( Fall, Spring )