Music Major, School and Community Settings Concentration (Guitar Primary) (B.Mus.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

This program prepares students to teach in private schools or enter other music or non-music related fields. It does not lead to certification for teaching in the New Jersey public school.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Curriculum Requirements: All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree. In addition, the following requirements apply to the major.

 


MUSICw/CONC: SCHOOL & COMMUNITY SETTINGS

Complete 93 semester hours to 94 semester hours including the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. MUSIC EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 10 requirements:

    1. APPLIED GUITAR

      Complete 7 courses in the primary instrument for 14 semester hours:

      MUAP 121 Applied Music I 2
      MUAP 122 Applied Music II 2
      MUAP 223 Applied Music III 2
      MUAP 224 Applied Music IV 2
      MUAP 325 Applied Music V 2
      MUAP 326 Applied Music VI 2
      MUAP 427 Applied Music VII 2
    2. SENIOR RECITAL

      Complete the following 1 course:

      MUPR 485 Senior Recital: Music Education 0
    3. PERFORMANCE PRACTICUM

      Complete the following course a minimum of 7 times: MUPR 139. There is no credit associated with this course.

      MUPR 139 Performance Practicum 0
    4. MUSIC HISTORY

      Complete 2 requirements for 9 semester hours:

      1. Complete 2 courses:

        MUHS 307 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 308 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course from the following:

        MUHS 407 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUHS 409 Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture) 3
    5. WORLD MUSIC

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      MUHS 106 Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    6. CONDUCTING

      Complete 2 courses for 4 semester hours:

      MUED 435 Conducting for Music Educators (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture) 2
    7. MUSIC EDUCATION COURSES

      Complete the following for 9 semester hours:

      MUED 203 Foundations of Music Education (2 hours lecture, 1 hour field experience) 3
      MUED 419 Choral Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 420 Instrumental Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
    8. LABORATORY ENSEMBLE

      Complete 1 course for a total of 1 semester hours from the following list.

      MUED 301 Laboratory Ensemble (1 hour lab) 0.5
      MUEN 120 Band 0.5
    9. PEDAGOGY

      Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

      MUPR 411 Jazz Pedagogy (2 hours lecture) 1
    10. INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES CLASSES

      Complete the following 2 requirements:

      1. Complete the following for 6 semester hours (MUED 132 may be substituted for one of the listed courses):

        1. 4 courses for 4 semester hours:

          MUED 105 Instrumental Techniques: Strings I (2 hours lecture) 1
          MUED 106 Instrumental Techniques: Strings II (2 hours lecture) 1
          MUED 304 Instrumental Techniques: Brass I (2 hours lecture) 1
          MUED 307 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I (2 hours lecture) 1
        2. for 1 semester hours

          MUED 305 Instrumental Techniques: Brass II (2 hours lecture) 1
        3. for 1 semester hours

          MUED 308 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II 1
      2. Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

        MSSN 111 Secondary Instrument Voice I (2 hours studio) 1
        MUED 306 Percussion Instruments (2 hours studio) 1
  2. CLASSICAL OR JAZZ TRACK

    Complete one of the following tracks:

    1. CLASSICAL GUITAR TRACK

      Complete the following 5 requirements for 32 semester hours:

      1. THEORY/AURAL SKILLS - Classical

        Complete the following 8 courses for 16 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
        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
        MUCP 204 Aural Skills IV (3 hours lecture) 1
      2. JAZZ - Classical

        Complete for 1 semester hours.

        MUPR 410 Beginning Jazz Improvisation (2 hours studio) 1
      3. ENSEMBLES - Classical

        Complete 3 requirements:

        1. Complete for 3 semester hours.

          MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        2. Complete a total of 1 semester hours from the following list.

          MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
          MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
        3. Complete 2 courses for a total of 1 semester hours from the following (MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUEN 130):

          MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
          MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
          MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
          MUEN 162 Electronic Music Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
          MUEN 170 Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble (Private music lesson) 0.5
          MUEN 171 Balkan Music Ensemble (1.5 hours lab) 0.5
          MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
          MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
      4. SECONDARY PIANO - Classical

        Complete 4 courses for 4 semester hours:

        MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio) 1
        MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio) 1
        MSSN 203 Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio) 1
        MSSN 204 Keyboard Musicianship IV (2 hours studio) 1
      5. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - Classical

        Complete 2 requirements:

        1. Complete 1 course from the following:

          1.  

            MUCP 304 Theory VI-Orchestration (3 hours lecture) 3
          2. One of the following may be taken:

            MUPR 255 Problems of Performance (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete .

          MUTC 101 Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. JAZZ GUITAR TRACK

      Complete the following 4 requirements for 33 semester hours:

      1. THEORY/AURAL SKILLS - Jazz

        Complete the following 8 courses for 16 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
        MUCP 201 Theory III (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUCP 203 Aural Skills III (3 hours lecture) 1
        MUCP 204 Aural Skills IV (3 hours lecture) 1
        MUCP 250 Jazz Theory (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. ENSEMBLES - Jazz

        Complete 2 requirements:

        1. Complete for 3 semester hours.

          MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
        2. Complete a total of 2 semester hours from the following:

          MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
          MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
          MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
          MUEN 162 Electronic Music Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
          MUEN 170 Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble (Private music lesson) 0.5
          MUEN 171 Balkan Music Ensemble (1.5 hours lab) 0.5
          MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
      3. SECONDARY PIANO - Jazz

        Complete 3 courses for 4 semester hours:

        MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio) 1
        MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio) 1
        MUPR 210 Jazz Keyboard and Theory 2
      4. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - Jazz

        Complete the following 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

        MUCP 355 Jazz Arranging (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUGN 109 Introduction to Jazz (3 hours lecture) 3
        MUTC 101 Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. SCHOOL & COMMUNITY SETTINGS REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 2 requirements:

    1. PRE-PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

      Complete the following 2 requirement(s) for 12 semester hours:

      1. Complete 1 course from the following:

        EDFD 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
        READ 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
        SASE 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 3 courses:

        EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        EDFD 221 Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. METHODS OF TEACHING

      Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

      MUED 320 Music Classroom Methods I (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUED 321 Music Classroom Methods II (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

EDFD200: Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours lecture)

The psychological foundations of education enable students to understand and apply essential topics in teaching and learning including development, motivation, diversity and assessment. Through relating theoretical frameworks to empirical research and applying them to classroom settings, students will be better able to understand their own experience as learners and conceptualize their future practice as teachers. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with SASE 210 and READ 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD220: Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture)

Western philosophical heritage as related to the issues and responsibilities of American education. Comparative analysis of past and current ideological movements that influence moral, social, and educational decisions of parents, political leaders, and professional educators. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, Philosophy or Religion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD221: Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture)

This course offers students the crucial sequence of ideas that constitute one of the central themes in American society and culture. Since its beginnings, American thinkers have seen education as the key to an informed citizenry. Major themes in American education will be looked at through the reading of primary and secondary sources. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

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.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MSSN102: Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 101. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 101; Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MSSN111: Secondary Instrument Voice I (2 hours studio)

These courses give to the non-primary vocal student the fundamental elements of vocal technique. The same elements are taught to voice secondary students in classes as are taught to voice primary students in private lessons. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MSSN203: Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 102. Group instruction. Previous course MSSN 103 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 102.

MSSN204: Keyboard Musicianship IV (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 103. A final comprehensive examination must be passed at the end of the semester. Group instruction. Previous course MSSN 104 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 203.

MUAP121: Applied Music I

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

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) 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.

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.

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.

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.

MUCP101: Theory I (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP102: Theory II (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: MUCP 101; Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors 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 (MUSC) or Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP104: Aural Skills II

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

Prerequisites: MUCP 103; Music (MUSC) or Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors 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.

MUCP204: Aural Skills IV (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 203. Must be taken with MUCP 202. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 203; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP250: Jazz Theory (3 hours lecture)

Comprehensive study of jazz harmony including in-depth inquiry into past and present common practice. Basic concepts such as chordal structures, progressions, diatonic reharmonization, pentatonic scales, and harmonic rhythm. Previous course MUCP 350 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 102.

MUCP304: Theory VI-Orchestration (3 hours lecture)

Study of compositional and arranging techniques appropriate to writing for individual instruments and voices and for ensembles of various size and character. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 202, Music majors only.

MUCP355: Jazz Arranging (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the concepts of jazz arranging and orchestration. Students will be given the tools to arrange and orchestrate for various sizes of jazz and/or contemporary ensembles. Concepts for creating two, three and five horn arrangements will be presented. The rhythm section, as used in both large and small groups, will be dealt with in depth. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 250.

MUED105: Instrumental Techniques: Strings I (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching violin and viola at the elementary and secondary school levels. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUED106: Instrumental Techniques: Strings II (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching cello and string bass at the elementary and secondary school levels. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) majors only.

MUED203: Foundations of Music Education (2 hours lecture, 1 hour field experience)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and issues in music education. Topics such as advocacy, philosophy, musical understanding, and what it means to be a good music teacher are addressed. Readings in music education, MSU's Center of Pedagogy's Portrait of a Teacher, and observations in the schools comprise a large part of the course. Students are expected to demonstrate critical thinking and writing skills. This course serves as preparation for the teacher admissions program as well as more advanced courses in music education. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

MUED301: Laboratory Ensemble (1 hour lab)

Study of rehearsal and conducting techniques, performance procedures, and application of skills involving secondary instruments. May be repeated four times for a total of 2 credits. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 335; two of the following: MUED 105, MUED 106, MUED 304, MUED 305, MUED 306, MUED 307, MUED 308.

MUED304: Instrumental Techniques: Brass I (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching trumpet and French horn at the elementary and secondary school levels. Previous course MUED 205 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 203.

MUED305: Instrumental Techniques: Brass II (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching trombone, baritone horn/euphanium, and tuba at the elementary and secondary school levels. May be repeated twice for a total of 3 credits. Previous course MUED 207 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 203.

MUED306: Percussion Instruments (2 hours studio)

Elementary skills on snare drum, bass drum, timpani, cymbals, bells, etc.; materials and methods for teaching these instruments in the classroom. Music majors only. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 203.

MUED307: Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching clarinet and saxophone at the elementary and secondary school levels. Previous course MUED 206 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 203.

MUED308: Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching oboe, flute, and bassoon at the elementary and secondary levels. May be repeated twice for a total of 3 credits. Previous course MUED 208 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 203.

MUED320: Music Classroom Methods I (3 hours lecture)

Processes of music teaching which enhance problem solving and critical thinking on the part of the student. Principles of designing strategies which encourage the development of music skills, creative musical thinking, and positive attitudes in both the general and instrumental classroom setting. Sequential curriculum. Discussion of current methodologies. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 203; Music majors only.

MUED321: Music Classroom Methods II (3 hours lecture)

Musical approaches, activities, and materials appropriate for middle and high school non-performance classes. Special consideration given to musical and intellectual needs of developing adolescents and to current issues in Arts Education. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 320.

MUED419: Choral Methods (3 hours lecture)

This course will seek to provide an in-depth exploration of the teaching of choral music as applied to the school music program from the elementary level through secondary. Topics will include items such as program philosophy, recruitment and retention, program organization and management, literature selection and ensemble pedagogy. Previous course MUED 334 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 335.

MUED420: Instrumental Methods (3 hours lecture)

This course will seek to provide an in-depth exploration of the teaching of instrumental music as applied to the school music program from elementary level through secondary. Topics will include items such as program philosophy, recruitment and retention, program organization and management, literature selection, and ensemble pedagogy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 335.

MUED435: Conducting for Music Educators (2 hours lecture)

Rehearsal and performance techniques involved in conducting elementary and secondary school ensembles. Hands on conducting of Lab Ensemble. Previous course MUED 335 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 335.

MUEN100: Montclair State University Chorale

Montclair State University Chorale. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 030 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

MUEN101: Montclair State University Singers

Study through rehearsal and performance of madrigals. Open to all through audition. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 020 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN120: Band

Band. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 032 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

MUEN130: Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture)

Opera studied through performance. Nature of dramatic music, problems of movement, make-up, costuming, props and scenery. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 034 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN140: Collegium Musicum

Workshop in performance of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music for instrumentalists and singers. Introduction to the elements of Renaissance musicianship (solmization, modes, musica ficta, notation, improvisation, and ornamentation). Introduction on early instruments (recorder,flute, viola, others). Concert performances of repertory studied. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 038 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

MUEN162: Electronic Music Ensemble (2 hours studio)

This ensemble will introduce students to methods of making music with computing devices. Sessions will focus on performing with a variety of music-making applications hosted on desktop and laptop computers as well as tablets and smart phones. Additionally, students will be introduced to computer-based music-making approaches including object-oriented programming and coding. Finally, students will explore, develop, and prototype new electronic musical instruments. All students are invited to participate with or without previous experience. Priority will be given to music major students. May be repeated for a maximum of 5 credits. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

MUEN170: Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble (Private music lesson)

This ensemble will give students an opportunity to develop a wide range of performance skills as well as an understanding of aspects of African culture through the study and performance of African music and dance (primarily Ghanaian). Previous course MUPR 261 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: May be taken as pre-req or co-req: MUCP 101, MUCP 102, MUCP 201 or MUCP 202.

MUEN171: Balkan Music Ensemble (1.5 hours lab)

This ensemble will introduce students to the music of the Balkan region in Eastern Europe. Sessions will include performing on traditional instruments, singing with original lyrics, and some folk dance. All students are invited to participate with or without previous experience. May be repeated for a maximum of 5 credits. 0.5 sh.

MUEN180: Chamber Ensemble Performance

Study through playing or singing of chamber music in ensembles of varying size and musical styles. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 301 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUEN190: Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio)

Contemporary ensemble requirements like jazz phrasing, section playing, interpretation, improvisation studied through ensemble rehearsal and performance. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 302 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUGN109: Introduction to Jazz (3 hours lecture)

Jazz as an American phenomenon. Musical materials as manipulated by jazz artists; the impact on American popular music, dance and theater; early jazz players and developments. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course MUGN 209 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

MUHS106: Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the diverse nature of the music experience by examining various traditions from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America. Develops listening skills and considers the role of performer and their audiences in multiple frameworks, including ritual, political and the world of entertainment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUHS307: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from its beginnings to 1700. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS308: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from 1700 to 1890. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; and MUCP 201; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS407: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from 1890 to the present. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 307 and MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS409: Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture)

Covers music from Europe and the Americas from 1890 to the present. Advanced study of music history and criticism; analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 307 and MUHS 308; and instructor approval (interview); Music majors and minors only.

MUPR139: 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. Previous course MUPR 039 effective through Spring 2014. 0 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUPR210: Jazz Keyboard and Theory

Introduction to jazz techniques of harmonization, improvisation and theory at the keyboard in varying styles. Previous course MUPR 304 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 102.

MUPR255: Problems of Performance (3 hours lecture)

Development of techniques needed for success in public appearances involving music, theatre, speech, etc. Resolving such problems as stage fright, memory loss, pre-performance anxiety. Attaining self-understanding and confidence using techniques of Havas, Berne, Horrigel, Weekes, Alexander, others. Guest performers. Open to all majors. Cross listed with Psychology, PSYC 255. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 122.

MUPR335: Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture)

Baton techniques and clef reading in orchestral and choral scores. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 202.

MUPR410: Beginning Jazz Improvisation (2 hours studio)

Study and application of techniques of jazz improvisation for beginning improvisers, including pedagogical considerations. Both the modal and pentatonic methods will be explored with a constant emphasis upon stylistic consideration based in the aural tradition. May be repeated once for a total of two credits. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 101 and MUCP 102 or permission of the instructor.

MUPR411: Jazz Pedagogy (2 hours lecture)

In preparation for the demands of public school teaching, this course will provide a practical pedagogical focus on jazz ensemble instruction. Emphasis will be on the whole and components of small and large instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles with particular emphasis on the rhythm section. Also included will be a pedagogical perspective on content studied in MUPR 410. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 410.

MUPR485: Senior Recital: Music Education

Capstone solo repertory public performance experience. Must include 50 minutes of music, exclusive of intermissions or other pauses. Previous course MUPR 402 effective through Spring 2014. 0 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 326; Music Education or Music in School and Community Settings majors only.

MUTC101: Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture)

This course develops an understanding of the influence of technology upon society in general, and, more particularly, upon the musical culture and aesthetics of the twentieth century; develops a critical understanding of concepts such as interactivity in technology, the internet as a global village, virtual reality, technology and freedom of expression, among others; demonstrates the relevance and importance of music technology throughout the various disciplines in music; develops comfort with basic computer skills; develops individual and collective problem solving skills involving technology in a variety of computing environments; develops basic understanding of data structures of computers and networking; and provides an understanding of varous hardware and software technologies, with a particular emphasis on hardware and software components involved with music instruction and production such as instructional software for musicians, data structures for digital audio and MIDI, music notation software, input devices for music notation, music sequencing, and desktop publishing for musicians. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music major or John J Cali School of Music approval.

READ210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with SASE 210 and EDFD 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

SASE210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with READ 210 and EDFD 210. Previous course CURR 210 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR105 or HONP100.