Music Minor - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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The Music Skills minor provides theoretical and performance instruction to advanced students.  

The History/Theory minor provides training in the technical and academic aspects of the art, but does not include performance training. Students may take a number of general courses that give an overview of the field. This minor allows students to understand the field in its broadest context within the society.

The Music Literature minor provides students with a basic understanding of music theory through an analysis of how music is structured. The coursework does not include performance training, but serves to increase students' knowledge as listeners or performers.

For further information: Cali School of Music Web site.

Curriculum Requirements:  All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, click here.)  In addition, the requirements below apply to the minor:


MUSIC MINOR

Complete 22 semester hours-24 semester hours including the following 2 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 4 courses for 8 semester hours:

    MUCP 101 Theory I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 102 Theory II (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 103 Aural Skills I (3 hours lecture) 1
    MUCP 104 Aural Skills II 1
  2. SPECIALIZATIONS

    Complete one of the following specializations:

    1. MUSIC SKILLS

      1. Complete 3 courses for 5 semester hours:

        MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio) 1
        MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio) 1
        MUGN 100 Introduction to Music (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 8 semester hours from the following list. (See Music Dept for placement)

        MUAP 111 Applied Music I 1
        MUAP 112 Applied Music II 1
        MUAP 121 Applied Music I 2
        MUAP 122 Applied Music II 2
        MUAP 141 Applied Music I 4
        MUAP 142 Applied Music II 4
        MUAP 213 Applied Music III 1
        MUAP 214 Applied Music IV 1
        MUAP 223 Applied Music III 2
        MUAP 224 Applied Music IV 2
        MUAP 243 Applied Music III 4
        MUAP 244 Applied Music IV 4
        MUAP 315 Applied Music V 1
        MUAP 316 Applied Music VI 1
        MUAP 325 Applied Music V 2
        MUAP 326 Applied Music VI 2
        MUAP 345 Applied Music V 4
        MUAP 346 Applied Music VI 4
        MUAP 417 Applied Music VII 1
        MUAP 418 Applied Music VIII 1
        MUAP 427 Applied Music VII 2
        MUAP 428 Applied Music VIII 2
        MUAP 447 Applied Music VII 4
        MUAP 448 Applied Music VIII 4
      3. Complete 2 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUPR 031 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUPR 032 Band 0.5
      4. MUPR 039 must be completed two times (there is no credit associated with this course).

        MUPR 039 Performance Practicum 0
    2. MUSIC LITERATURE

      1. Complete the following course:

        MUGN 100 Introduction to Music (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 2 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUPR 031 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUPR 032 Band 0.5
      3. Complete 9 semester hours from the following:

        MUHS 106 Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 261 Harry Partch - Life Works (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 307 Music History I (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 308 Music History II (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 400 Selected Topics in Music I (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 401 Selected Topics in Music II (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 403 Selected Topics in Music History (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 404 Selected Topics in Music History (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 407 Music History III (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 408 Problems in Music Historiography (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 410 Music of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 411 Genre, Style, Form (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 412 Esthetics of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 462 Project in Music I (seminar) (3 hours seminar) 3
        MUHS 463 Projects in Music II (seminar) (3 hours seminar) 3
        MUHS 499 Independent Study in Music History and Literature 1-4
    3. MUSIC HISTORY/THEORY

      Complete 8 courses for 16 semester hours .

      MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio) 1
      MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio) 1
      MUCP 201 Theory III (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUCP 202 Theory IV (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUCP 203 Aural Skills III (3 hours lecture) 1
      MUHS 307 Music History I (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUHS 308 Music History II (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

MSSN101: Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio)

Keyboard skills including major and minor scales, arpeggios and chord progressions, sightreading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation. Group instruction. 1 sh.

MSSN102: Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 101. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 101; Music majors or minors only.

MUAP111: Applied Music I

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP112: Applied Music II

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only: MUAP 111.

MUAP121: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP122: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 121.

MUAP141: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP142: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 141.

MUAP213: Applied Music III

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 112.

MUAP214: Applied Music IV

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 213.

MUAP223: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 122.

MUAP224: Applied Music IV

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 223.

MUAP243: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 122 or MUAP 142.

MUAP244: Applied Music IV

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 243.

MUAP315: Applied Music V

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 214.

MUAP316: Applied Music VI

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 315.

MUAP325: Applied Music V

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 224.

MUAP326: Applied Music VI

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 325.

MUAP345: Applied Music V

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 244.

MUAP346: Applied Music VI

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 345.

MUAP417: Applied Music VII

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, MUAP 316.

MUAP418: Applied Music VIII

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 417.

MUAP427: Applied Music VII

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 326.

MUAP428: Applied Music VIII

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP447: Applied Music VII

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 346.

MUAP448: Applied Music VIII

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 447.

MUCP101: Theory I (3 hours lecture)

Study of harmony, counterpoint and musical analysis of small forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MUCP102: Theory II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 101. Must be taken with MUCP 104. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 101; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP103: Aural Skills I (3 hours lecture)

Sight reading and dictation in major and minor modes, using diatonic chord progressions. Basic solfeggio. Must be taken with MUCP 101. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MUCP104: Aural Skills II

Continuation of MUCP 103; must be taken with MUCP 102. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 103; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP201: Theory III (3 hours lecture)

Chromatic harmony; intermediate contrapuntal techniques; analysis of the larger instrumental forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP202: Theory IV (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 201. Must be taken with MUCP 204. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 201; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP203: Aural Skills III (3 hours lecture)

Chromatic and non-tonal sight reading and dictation. "Fixed do" Solfeggio. To be taken with MUCP 201. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 104; Music majors or minors only.

MUGN100: Introduction to Music (3 hours lecture)

A guide to the understanding and enjoyment of western art music through study of its principal elements: melody, rhythm, harmony, form. Comparisons to musics of other parts of the world. Discussion of the ways, implicit and explicit, in which art music can serve political or social purposes. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

MUHS106: Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture)

This course explores the diverse nature of the musical experience by examining various traditions from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America. The study of different musical traditions develops our listening skills and allows us to consider the role of performer and their audience in multiple frameworks, including ritual, political and the world of entertainment. 3 sh.

MUHS261: Harry Partch - Life Works (3 hours lecture)

Survey of basic theories, instrument inventions, compositions. Features hands-on introduction to instruments, just intonation, acoustics, and ear training. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102.

MUHS307: Music History I (3 hours lecture)

Research method and music bibliography. Styles, genres and shaping forces of Western music from the rise of polyphony in the Middle Ages through the music of Haydn and Mozart. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Music and Music Therapy. Check University Writing Requirement listing for specific majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS308: Music History II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUHS 307, beginning with Beethoven; the music of the Romantic era as manifested in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; major currents of the Modern era. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 307; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS400: Selected Topics in Music I (3 hours lecture)

Intensive study of a single composer or limited array of works. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS401: Selected Topics in Music II (3 hours lecture)

Intensive study of a single composer or limited array of works. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS403: Selected Topics in Music History (3 hours lecture)

Intensive study of composer, a genre or a particular problem in the history of music. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS404: Selected Topics in Music History (3 hours lecture)

Intensive study of composer, a genre or a particular problem in the history of music. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS407: Music History III (3 hours lecture)

Major figures, forms, genres and styles from Debussy to the present. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS408: Problems in Music Historiography (3 hours lecture)

The conditions and preconceptions involved in writing music history with particular emphasis on the current discussions of "positivism", narrative historical writing, and the role of "criticism". Special attention to Mendel's "evidence and explanation", the Kerman-Lowinsky debate and Kerman's and Treitler's views. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 202 and MUHS 308; Music majors only.

MUHS410: Music of the 19th Century (3 hours lecture)

The development of 19th century music from the influence of Beethoven through Romanticism, national schools and into the 20th century. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308.

MUHS411: Genre, Style, Form (3 hours lecture)

This course raises questions about periodization of music history, ways in which styles are defined and categories of genres and their social significance. Emphasis on reception history viewed as the difference between contemporaneous and contemporary accounts of genre, style, and form. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308.

MUHS412: Esthetics of Music (3 hours lecture)

A survey of thinking about the nature effects and position of music from classical Greece to the present. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308.

MUHS462: Project in Music I (seminar) (3 hours seminar)

Research on a project or problem in an area selected by each student with the instructor's approval; conducted in America or abroad. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS463: Projects in Music II (seminar) (3 hours seminar)

Research on a project or problem in an area selected by each student with the instructors approval; conducted in America or abroad. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS499: Independent Study in Music History and Literature

Project and/or study planned with sponsoring faculty member. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUPR030: Montclair State University Chorale

Montclair State University Chorale. 0.5 sh.

MUPR031: Orchestra (4.5 hours studio)

Orchestra. 0.5 sh.

MUPR032: Band

Band. 0.5 sh.

MUPR039: Performance Practicum

All music majors must register for this number each semester in order to free their schedules for recital and masterclass commitments. This course is offered as Pass/Fail only. 0 sh.