Music Major, Theory Composition Concentration (B.Mus.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) in Theory/Composition offers preparation for both the professional music world and graduate study. Students work to develop individual voices in their chosen styles. The School provides a unique opportunity for students to study, perform and compose using the Partch Instrumentarium, the collection of microtonal instruments invented by the 20th century composer Harry Partch.

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.


THEORY/COMPOSITION CONCENTRATION

Complete 90 semester hours including the following 12 requirement(s):

  1. THEORY/AURAL SKILLS

    Complete 10 courses for 22 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
    MUCP 303 Theory V-Counterpoint (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 304 Theory VI-Orchestration (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. KEYBOARD INSTRUCTION

    Complete 1 of the following requirements depending on your primary instrument:

    1. NON-KEYBOARD MAJORS

      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
    2. KEYBOARD MAJORS

      Complete 3 courses for 4 semester hours:

      MUCP 310 Keyboard Harmony I (2 hours studio) 1
      MUCP 311 Keyboard Harmony II (2 hours studio) 1
      MUPR 204 Piano Accompanying (2 hours lecture) 2
  3. COMPOSITION

    Complete 7 courses for 16 semester hours:

    MUCP 245 Private Study in Composition I 2
    MUCP 246 Private Study in Composition II 2
    MUCP 345 Private Study in Composition III 2
    MUCP 346 Private Study in Composition IV 2
    MUCP 412 Electronic Music Composition (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUCP 445 Private Study in Composition V 3
    MUCP 446 Private Study in Composition VI 3
  4. HISTORY & LITERATURE

    1. Complete 4 courses for 12 semester hours:

      MUHS 106 Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
      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
      MUHS 407 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 2 courses for 4 semester hours from the following list.

      MULT 230 Vocal Repertory from Monody to Mozart (2 hours lecture) 2
      MULT 231 The 19th Century Song: Lied and Melodie (2 hours lecture) 2
      MULT 232 The 20th Century Art Song (2 hours lecture) 2
      MULT 276 Instrumental Literature I (2 hours lecture) 2
      MULT 277 Instrumental Literature II (2 hours lecture) 2
  5. APPLIED MUSIC

    Complete 6 courses for 12 semester hours in your primary instrument:

    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
  6. PERFORMANCE PRACTICUM

    The following zero credit course must be completed a total of six times:

    MUPR 139 Performance Practicum 0
  7. THEORY/COMPOSITION PRACTICUM

    The following zero credit course must be completed eight times:

    MUCP 040 Practicum in Music Theory/Composition 0.5
  8. CONDUCTING

    Complete 1 course for 2 semester hours:

    MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture) 2
  9. INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION

    Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours from the following list.

    MSSN 111 Secondary Instrument Voice I (2 hours studio) 1
    MSSN 121 Secondary Instrument Guitar I (2 hours studio) 1
    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 305 Instrumental Techniques: Brass II (2 hours lecture) 1
    MUED 306 Percussion Instruments (2 hours studio) 1
    MUED 307 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I (2 hours lecture) 1
    MUED 308 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II 1
  10. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

    Complete the following 2 requirements for 7 semester hours:

    1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      MUTC 101 Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 4 semester hours from the following list.

      MUTC 102 Music and Computer Technology II (2 hours lecture) 1
      MUTC 103 Introduction to Audio Technology in the Studio I (2 hours lecture) 1
      MUTC 104 Introduction to Audio Technology in the Studio II (2 hours lecture) 1
      MUTC 200 Independent Study in Computer Audio Technology 1-2
      MUTC 211 Practicum in Audio Technology 2
      MUTC 299 Independent Study in the Field of Audio Technology 1-2
      MUTC 400 Independent Study in Computer Audio Technology 1-4
      MUTC 402 Selected Topics in the Field of Audio Technology (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUTC 499 Independent Study in the Field of Audio Technology 1-4
  11. ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENT

    Complete 1 of the following requirements, depending on your major area of study.

    1. VOICE, KEYBOARD & GUITAR

      1. CHOIR

        Complete 3 semester hours from the following list.

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
      2. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

        Complete 2 semester hours from the following list. (MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUPR 034)

        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
      3. COLLEGIUM MUSICUM

        Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

        MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
      4. ELECTIVE ENSEMBLES

        Complete 2 semester hours from the following list. (MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUPR 034)

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUEN 120 Band 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 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
    2. STRINGS

      1. ORCHESTRA

        Complete for 4 semester hours.

        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
      2. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

        Complete 2 semester hours from the following list. (MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUPR 034)

        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
      3. COLLEGIUM MUSICUM

        Complete for 0.5 semester hours.

        MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
      4. ELECTIVE ENSEMBLES

        Complete 1.5 semester hours from the following list. (MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUPR 034)

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUEN 120 Band 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 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
    3. BRASS WOODWINDS & PERCUSSION

      1. ORCHESTRA & BAND

        Complete 4 semester hours from the following list.

        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUEN 120 Band 0.5
      2. CHOIR

        Complete for 1 semester hours.

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      3. COLLEGIUM MUSICUM

        Complete for 0.5 semester hours.

        MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
      4. ELECTIVE ENSEMBLES

        Complete 2.5 semester hours from the following list. (MUPR 199 must be taken as a corequisite with MUPR 034)

        MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
        MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUEN 120 Band 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 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
  12. SENIOR RECITAL

    Complete for 1 semester hours.

    MUPR 495 Senior Recital 1

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.

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.

MSSN121: Secondary Instrument Guitar I (2 hours studio)

Basic techniques of guitar playing including chording and melodic work. Group instruction. 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.

MUCP040: Practicum in Music Theory/Composition

A forum for students majoring in music theory and/or composition to present completed and on-going projects to peers for critiquing, as well as hearing presentations by visiting specialists in these areas. May be repeated eight times for a total of four credits. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music Theory/Composition majors only.

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.

MUCP245: Private Study in Composition I

Restricted to majors in theory/composition. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

MUCP246: Private Study in Composition II

Restricted to majors in theory/composition. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 245.

MUCP303: Theory V-Counterpoint (3 hours lecture)

Study of part writing, species and free contrapuntal practices and techniques. Contrapuntal and layer analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 202; Music majors only.

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.

MUCP310: Keyboard Harmony I (2 hours studio)

Skills pianists will need as professional performers, therapists, and educators. Harmonization, transposition, improvisation, realization of figured bass, reduction of open scores, and sightreading. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 201.

MUCP311: Keyboard Harmony II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MUCP 310. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 310; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP345: Private Study in Composition III

Restricted to majors in theory/composition. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 246.

MUCP346: Private Study in Composition IV

Restricted to majors in theory/composition. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 345.

MUCP412: Electronic Music Composition (2 hours lecture)

Exploration of electronic music techniques; practical experience in both concrete and synthesizer music. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 202; Music majors only.

MUCP445: Private Study in Composition V

Restricted to majors in theory/composition. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, MUPC 346.

MUCP446: Private Study in Composition VI

Restricted to majors in theory/composition. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, MUCP 445.

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.

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.

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.

MUEN110: Orchestra (4.5 hours studio)

Orchestra. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 031 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

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.

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.

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.

MULT230: Vocal Repertory from Monody to Mozart (2 hours lecture)

Overview of styles, genres, and performance practices of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its musical environment. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, MUPR 131, or John J Cali School of Music approval.

MULT231: The 19th Century Song: Lied and Melodie (2 hours lecture)

A survey through performance and discussion of the origins and development of the 19th century German Lied and the French Melodie. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, MUPR 131, or John J Cali School of Music approval.

MULT232: The 20th Century Art Song (2 hours lecture)

The development of the art song in the 20th century through a survey of solo vocal literature of Europe and the Americas. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, MUPR 131, or John J Cali School of Music approval.

MULT276: Instrumental Literature I (2 hours lecture)

Survey of various instrumental genres for solo, small ensemble and orchestra. Previous course MUPR 276 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102.

MULT277: Instrumental Literature II (2 hours lecture)

Continuation of Instrumental Literature I. Previous course MUPT 277 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MULT 276.

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.

MUPR204: Piano Accompanying (2 hours lecture)

Problems of transposition, ensemble, interpretation and sight reading as applied to accompanying vocal and instrumental literature. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102.

MUPR335: Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: MUCP 202.

MUPR495: Senior Recital

Capstone performance of solo literature. Required for performance and theory/composition majors. Previous course MUPR 403 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 447 or MUCP 445.

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.

MUTC102: Music and Computer Technology II (2 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUTC 101. In depth look at digital recording and editing. Hands-on experience with leading music software. Final multimedia project required. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTC 101.

MUTC103: Introduction to Audio Technology in the Studio I (2 hours lecture)

An introductory course to audio and recording technology. Focus will include history, explanation of sound properties, hands-on application using recording equipment, and experience performing in a studio environment. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUTC104: Introduction to Audio Technology in the Studio II (2 hours lecture)

Continuation of Introduction to Audio Technology I, with more time spent on recording projects, where students will gain valuable experience operating sophisticated equipment and playing in the studio. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTC 103.

MUTC200: Independent Study in Computer Audio Technology

Regularly listed courses pursued in greater depth, with the permission of advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of 4.0 credits during the program but may be taken only once per semester. 1 - 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTC 101 and 102; John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUTC211: Practicum in Audio Technology

Practical applications of techniques using audio technological equipment. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTC 103 and 104.

MUTC299: Independent Study in the Field of Audio Technology

Regularly listed course work pursued in greater depth. May be repeated once for a maximum of 4.0 credits. 1 - 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTC 103 and 104 or John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUTC400: Independent Study in Computer Audio Technology

Regularly listed courses pursued in greater depth, with permission of advisor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 16.0 credits during the program but may be taken only once per semester. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUTC402: Selected Topics in the Field of Audio Technology (3 hours lecture)

Study of a specific area in the field of audio technology. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTC 103 and MUTC 104.

MUTC499: Independent Study in the Field of Audio Technology

Regularly listed course work pursued in greater depth. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 12.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTC 103 and 104 or John J Cali School of Music approval.