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Music Applied (MUAP)

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Applied music instruction is offered in baritone, bassoon, carillon, clarinet, cornet or trumpet, double bass, flute, guitar, harp, harpsichord, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, tuba, viola, violin, violoncello, and voice.

1000 Level Courses

1001. Applied Music (V1-4). Instrument or voice.

1002. Applied Music (V1-4). Prerequisite: MUAP 1001. Instrument or voice.

1103. [MUSI 1188] Percussion (1). Introduction to fundamentals of playing and teaching percussion instruments. Laboratory ensemble experience.

1104. [MUSI 1189, 2188] Percussion (1). Prerequisite: MUAP 1103. Advanced study of fundamentals of playing and teaching percussion instruments. Laboratory ensemble experience.

1105 Keyboard Skills (1). Sight reading and ensemble skills. Required of all piano majors for two semesters. Enrollment limited to piano majors, or by instructor consent.

1106. Keyboard Skills (1). Prerequisite: MUAP 1105. Sight reading and ensemble skills. Required of all piano majors for two semesters. Enrollment limited to piano majors, or by instructor consent.

1113. [MUSI 1183] Voice (1). Correct posture and studies for breath control; development of resonance; study of vowel formation; vocalization. Simple songs. Laboratory ensemble experience.

1123. [MUSI 1114, 1181] Group Keyboard Instruction I (1). Beginning instruction in piano and electronic keyboards. Sight reading, harmonization and transposition, solo and ensemble repertoire, and playing techniques.

1124. [MUSI 1115, 1182] Group Keyboard Instruction II (1). Prerequisite: MUAP 1123. Beginning instruction in piano and electronic keyboards. Sight reading, harmonization and transposition, solo and ensemble repertoire, and playing techniques.

1303. Singers’ Diction I (3). Singers’ diction in Latin, Italian, and English utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet. Prerequisite for MUAP 1304.

1304. Singers’ Diction II (3). Prerequisite: MUAP 1303. Singers’ diction in French and German utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet.Back to Top

 

2000 Level Courses

2001. Applied Music (V1-4). Prerequisite: MUAP 1002. Instrument or Voice.

2002. Applied Music (V1-4). Prerequisite: MUAP 2001. Instrument or Voice

2103. [MUSI 1195] Strings (1). Fundamentals of playing and teaching high string instruments. Laboratory ensemble experience.

2104. [MUSI 1196, 2190] Strings (1). Fundamentals of playing and teaching low string instruments. Laboratory ensemble experience..

2123. [MUSI 2114, 2181] Group Keyboard Instruction III (1). Prerequisite: MUAP 1124. Intermediate instruction in piano and electronic keyboards. Sight reading, harmonization and transposition, solo and ensemble repertoire, and playing techniques.

2124. [MUSI 2115, 2182] Group Keyboard Instruction IV (1). Prerequisite: MUAP 2123. Intermediate instruction in piano and electronic keyboards. Sight reading, harmonization and transposition, solo and ensemble repertoire, and playing techniques. Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3001. Applied Music (V1-4). Prerequisite: MUAP 2002. Instrument or Voice.

3002. Applied Music (V1-4). Prerequisite: MUAP 3001. Instrument or Voice.

3101. Dimensions of Performance (1). An interactive course open to all performers. Expressive movement, group dynamics, and free improvisations are used to maximize the spontaneity, confidence, and creativity of performers. May be repeated for credit.

3103. Brass Instruments (1). Introduction to fundamentals of playing and teaching brass instruments. Laboratory ensemble experience.

3104. Brass Instruments (1). Prerequisite: MUAP 3103. Advanced study of fundamentals of playing and teaching brass instruments. Laboratory ensemble experience

3190. Junior Recital (1). Prerequisite: MUAP 3001 on the same instrument or voice; Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUAP 3002.

3205. Jazz Improvisation (2). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study and application of techniques of improvisation in jazz performance. May be repeated for credit.

3206. Conducting (2). Basic conducting techniques.

3207. Choral Conducting (2). Prerequisite: MUAP 3206. Specific techniques of choral conducting and choral rehearsal.

3208. Instrumental Conducting (2). Prerequisite: MUAP 3206. Advanced baton techniques, score reading, and interpretation.

3303. Vocal Literature (3). Prerequisites: MUHL 2301, 2302. Historical and comparative analytical survey of the standard vocal literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4001. Applied Music (V1-4). Prerequisite: MUAP 3002. Instrument or Voice.

4002. Applied Music (V1-4). Prerequisite: MUAP 4001. Instrument or Voice.

4103. Woodwinds (1).Introduction to fundamentals of playing and teaching woodwinds. Laboratory ensemble experience.

4104. Woodwinds (1). Prerequisite: MUAP 4103. Advanced study of fundamentals of playing and teaching woodwinds. Laboratory ensemble experience.

4190. Senior Recital (1). Prerequisite: MUAP 4001 on the same instrument or voice; Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUAP 4002.

4205. Vocal Pedagogy for Educators (2). Course will emphasize functional vocal anatomy, breathing, phonation and articulation. Repertoire appropriate for young singers will be emphasized.

4305. Vocal Pedagogy (3). Pedagogical attitudes in identifying and solving vocal problems based on a thorough knowledge of functional anatomy with an emphasis on the following: anatomy of breathing, phonation, articulation, as well as repertoire selection, memorization skills, coaching, program development, and performance skills.

4308. Instrumental Conducting (3). Prerequisite: MUAP 3208. Study and performance of instrumental works of all periods. Participation in a major instrumental ensemble required. An individual study course.Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5001. Applied Music (V1-4).

5101. Dimensions of Performance (1). An interactive course open to all performers. Expressive movement, group dynamics, and free improvisation are used to maximize the spontaneity, confidence, and creativity of performers. May be repeated for credit.

5202. Collaborative Skills for Pianists (2). Advanced study and practice of professional skills in accompanying and chamber music. These include score preparation, elements of texture and style, and relating effectively to soloists.

5205. Jazz Improvisation (2). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study and application of techniques of improvisation in jazz performance. May be repeated for credit.

5302. Applied Music Literature (3). Prerequisite: The undergraduate music literature courses required on the B.M. or B.M.E. degree. Advanced study of literature for the various applied music areas. Individual research projects and class performance.

5303. Pedagogy of Applied Music (3). Advanced study in the pedagogy of applied instrumental or vocal masterworks from easy-moderate to difficult. Emphasis in the pedagogy of interpretation, technique, and memorization.

5305. String Methods and Etude Materials (3). Advanced studies in the materials, methods, procedures, philosophies, and/or techniques of string pedagogy. Final demonstration project, research paper, and/or recital required.

5306. Conducting Techniques and Analysis (3). Structural analysis and study of conducting problems. Individual instruction course. Participation in a major ensemble required. May be repeated with consent of instructor.

5307. Conducting Techniques and Analysis (3). Structural analysis and study of conducting problems. Individual instruction course. Participation in a major ensemble required. May be repeated with consent of instructor.

5308. Choral Conducting Methods (3). Emphasizes choral performance excellence in schools through analysis and rehearsal of conducting techniques. May be repeated for credit.

5309. Orchestral Conducting Methods (3). Emphasizes orchestra performance excellence in schools through analysis and rehearsal of conducting techniques. May be repeated for credit.

5310. Band Conducting Methods (3). Emphasizes band performance excellence in schools through analysis and rehearsal of conducting techniques. May be repeated for credit.

5312. Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy (3). Advanced study of the principles of effective teaching in the piano studio as related to the fundamentals of skill learning, history/development of piano pedagogy, and practical/professional issues of music teaching.

5313. Pedagogical Literature for Keyboard Instruction (3). Investigation of elementary and intermediate levels of piano methods, repertoire, and pedagogical procedures.

5314. Problems in Keyboard Pedagogy (3). Advanced studies in the materials, methods, procedures, philosophies, and/or techniques of keyboard pedagogy. Final demonstration project, research paper, and/or recital required.

5315. Techniques of Group Piano Instruction (3). Materials, methods, and procedures for teaching class piano, with particular attention to managing electronic keyboard laboratories.

5323. Diction for Singers (3). A comprehensive study of the basic rules of German, French, and Italian lyric diction using the International Phonetic Alphabet to analyze and transcribe vocal repertoire.

5333. Dynamics of Studio Teaching (3). Practical exploration of the successful teacher-student relationship in the music studio, applicable to any performance area. Topics include learning styles, personality types, communication skills, and motivation.Back to Top

 

6000 Level Courses

6301. Master’s Recital I (3). Capstone requirement for master’s degree in music performance.

6302. Master’s Recital II (3). Capstone requirement for master’s degree in music performance.

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