Music

MUS 10000 Concert Attendance

All Music majors are required to attend 80 % of all performances and portfolio presentations sponsored by the Music Department each year. Attendance will be taken at all  Music Department events. Other similar concerts may be substituted with prior approval of the student’s advisor.

Offered Fall, Spring for no Semester hours.

MUS 10201 Piano Lab Practicum

Individual lessons. May be repeated each semester. Two hours toward graduation for non-Music majors. Course fee required.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 10202 Piano Review

Intensive individual lessons in piano focusing on the basic elements of the Music Department’s piano proficiency requirement. May be repeated each semester. For Music majors only. Course fee required.

Offered Fall, Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 10302 Aural Training I

The development of skills in writing, aural recognition, and performance of intervals, scales, rhythms, melodies, and harmonies through sight singing, drills, and dictation. Basic interval and rhythmic identification, and major and minor triads are emphasized. Two-hour class, one-hour lab. Prerequisite: MUS 10703 or by permission of the instructor. To be taken concurrently with MUS 12103

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 10402 Aural Training II

The development of skills in writing, aural recognition, and performance of intervals, scales, rhythms, melodies, and harmonies through sight singing, drills, and dictation.Diatonic melodic dictation, seventh chords, and basic harmonic progressions are emphasized. Two-hour class, one-hour lab. Prerequisite: MUS 10302. To be taken concurrently with MUS 12203.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 10403 (TM) Music Appreciation

This course is intended to stimulate curiosity and enthusiasm, and heighten knowledge and enjoyment of music. Students will be exposed to representative works from all    periods of music history and will learn to develop perceptive listening habits through careful listening and analysis. A minimum of one live concert will be attended and critiqued. Comparisons will be made between music and the visual arts. Designed for non-Music majors.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MUS 10703 Fundamentals of Music

A study of the elements of music, including pitch, melody, rhythm, harmony, tone color, form, notation, keys, and expression. Practical experiences through song, instruments, and music literature are designed to help students develop basic music skills used in teaching. Open to all students.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MUS 12101 Symphonic Band

This band brings together university students and instrumentalists from the community. It performs at several regular concerts each year, in addition to special university and community events. Quality music is programmed. Rehearsals are planned to challenge each student, encourage individual improvement, and achieve quality group performances. Membership is open to all without an audition. May be repeated each semester.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 12103 Music Theory I

This course is a study of the written language of music as related to the traditional practice of the Western art from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Analytical, writing, and keyboard harmony skills are systematically developed. Basic components of scales, intervals, triads, and modalities are established. Prerequisite: MUS 10703 or equivalent skill levels indicated by the score on the Music Theory Placement exam or by permission of the instructor. To be taken concurrently with MUS 10401.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

MUS 12203 Music Theory II

This course is a study of the written language of music as related to the traditional practice of the Western art from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Analytical, writing, and keyboard harmony skills are systematically developed. The structure and harmonization of melodies, the use of non-harmonic tones, seventh chords, modulations, secondary dominants, and binary and ternary forms are emphasized. Prerequisite: MUS 12103. To be taken concurrently with MUS 10402.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MUS 13101 Masterworks Chorale

This chorus brings together interested University students and community singers from the five-county surrounding area. This chorus of 40- 80 persons is open to anyone with a desire to sing (no audition required – for credit or non-credit) and performs at least one concert of exemplary choral music each semester, occasionally with orchestral accompaniment. Sometimes additional performances are scheduled in nearby cities. Rehearsals are planned to challenge each student, encourage individual improvement, and achieve quality group performances. May be repeated each semester.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 14301. Computers in Music

This course offers instruction in using computer applications particularly helpful to musicians; namely the notation/MIDI program Finale. The course also covers word   processing and graphic applications germane to the Music educator.

Offered Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 15101 Instrument Lab Practicum

Individual lessons. May be repeated each semester. Two hours toward graduation for non-Music majors. Course fee required.

MUS 15101 01 Violin
MUS 15101 02 Viola
MUS 15101 03 Violoncello
MUS 15101 04 Double Bass
MUS 15101 05 Guitar
MUS 15101 06 Flute
MUS 15101 07 Oboe
MUS 15101 08 Bassoon
MUS 15101 09 Clarinet
MUS 15101 10 Saxophone
MUS 15101 11 Trumpet
MUS 15101 12 French horn
MUS 15101 13 Trombone/Euphonium
MUS 15101 14 Tuba
MUS 15101 15 Percussion
MUS 15101 16 Electric Bass

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 16101 Voice Lab Practicum

Individual lessons. May be repeated each semester. Two hours toward graduation for non-Music majors. Course fee required.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 18101 Jazz Ensemble

This is an instrumental group that performs regularly on-and- off campus and specializes in jazz music and emphasizes improvisation. Quality music is programmed. Rehearsals are planned to challenge each student, encourage individual improvement, and achieve quality group performances. Original compositions by members of the
group are often performed. An audition is required. May be repeated each semester.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 18301 Rock Ensemble

This is an instrumental group consisting of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocalists and specializes in rock music. An audition is required. This course will provide an  ensemble that fulfills the major ensemble requirement for the growing number of students whose major instrument does not fit well within the other minor ensembles that are available. This course may be repeated each semester.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 19101 Grande Chorale

This is a jazz and contemporary vocal ensemble with instrumental accompaniment. All interested students are encouraged to audition at the end of the spring semester for the following year. Students can obtain audition information by contacting the Director of Choral Activities. Grande Chorale sings at many university events as well as area civic and social organizations, schools, senior citizen centers, and churches. They also tour extensively throughout Ohio, the tri-state area, and the entire east coast from New  England to Florida. Grande Chorale has performed on a Caribbean cruise ship to Cozumel, Mexico and has toured the British Isles. Rehearsals are planned to challenge each student, encourage individual improvements, and achieve quality group performances. An audition is required. May be repeated each semester.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 20003 Music in the Curriculum

This course is a detailed study of procedures, methods, and techniques of presenting experiences in music for learners from ages three to twelve. Practical activities involving all students include singing, creating, improvising, composing, playing instruments, listening, describing, and evaluating. Special consideration will also be given to MENC content standards, and comparing, relating, and integrating music across subject areas and with other cultures. For non-music majors only.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MUS 20302 Aural Training III

This course covers the development of skills in writing, aural recognition, and performance of intervals, scales, rhythms, melodies, and harmonies through sight singing, drills, and dictation. Secondary dominants are emphasized. Two-hour class, one-hour lab. Prerequisite: MUS 10402. To be taken concurrently with 22103.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 20402 Aural Training IV

This course covers the development of skills in writing, aural recognition, and performance intervals, scales, rhythms, melodies, and harmonies through sight singing, drills, and dictation. Augmented sixth, Neapolitans, and modal mixture are emphasized. Two-hour class, one-hour lab. Prerequisite: MUS 20302. To be taken concurrently with MUS 22203.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 20502 Class Voice

This course is designed to enable all levels of voice students to teach basic voice techniques to students. Classroom teaching strategies are discussed. Voice placement, breathing, tone, diction, phrasing, and other vocal skills are stressed through the use of correlated group vocalization and song literature.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 20802 Brass Methods

This course is the beginning instruction in trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba. Classroom teaching strategies are also discussed.Possible rental fee required. Prerequisite: MUS 12103 or permission of the instructor. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 20902 String Methods

This course is the beginning instruction in violin, viola, cello, and bass. Classroom teaching strategies are also discussed. Possible rental fee required. Prerequisite: MUS 12103 or permission of the instructor. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 21002 Woodwind Methods

This course is the beginning instruction in clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon. Classroom teaching strategies are also discussed. Possible rental fee required. Prerequisite: MUS 12103 or permission of the instructor. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 21102 Percussion Methods

This course is the beginning instruction in timpani, snare drum, and mallet instruments. Students also study techniques for playing percussion instruments common to the general music class. Classroom teaching strategies are also discussed. Possible rental fee required. Prerequisite: MUS 12103 or permission of the instructor. Course fee required.

Offered for 2 Semester hours

MUS 21203 Field Experience: Marching Band

This course is designed to provide an overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to organize, administer, implement, and teach a marching band program as part of the K-12 music curriculum. Topics discussed will cover, but are not limited to: show design, music selection, uniforms and equipment, rehearsal planning, marching techniques, budget development, travel planning, practices and policies, philosophy, and curriculum. During the course of the semester, a combination of written and reading assignments, group projects, in-class discussions, individual projects, lectures, guest presentations, and field experiences will be used to best prepare the aspiring music educator for his/her time in the music classroom and as a member of the education community.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

MUS 22103 Music Theory III

This course is a study of the written language of music as related to the traditional practice of the Western art from the 17th through 19th centuries. Analytical and writing skills  are systematically developed. Neapolitan, borrowed chords, and sixth chords are emphasized. Formal structure, upper partial chords, and altered chords are studied. Prerequisite: MUS 12203. To be taken concurrently with MUS 20302.

Offered for Semester hours.

MUS 22203 Music Theory IV

This course is a study of the written language of music as related to both traditional and non-traditional practices of the Western art. Twentieth century musical trends and techniques are explored. Non-Western art forms are also explored. Prerequisite: MUS 22103. To be taken concurrently with MUS 20402.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MUS 23103 Music History I

This course is a broad survey of music throughout Western history with specialization in the composers, literature, styles, and performance mediums from the medieval period through the Baroque period. Prerequisite: MUS 12203 or permission of the instructor.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

MUS 23203 Music History II

This course is a broad survey of music throughout Western history with specialization in the composers, literature, styles, and performance mediums from the Classic period through the twentieth century. Prerequisite: MUS 12203 or permission of the instructor.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

MUS 27101 Composition

Individual lessons in composition. Composers and works from the literature will be studied, and students will create their own compositions. May be repeated each semester. May count three hours towards graduation. Prerequisite: MUS 22303 or permission of the instructor.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 28801-05 Selected Topics in Music

This course is a study of topics not included in other course offerings. The field of study may be selected by the student and the instructor, and to prepare the student to be a better teacher. Open to Music or Fine Arts majors. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.

 

MUS 29901-05 Directed Studies in Music

This course is an independent study and/or research under the supervision of an instructor of Music. It may include directed research and readings, formal in depth study of a topic of special interest to the student, individual projects, special educational experiences, or a practicum in which theories and their applications are brought together in a  single education experience. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore standing, sponsorship by the instructor, and approval of the School Chair.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.

MUS 30102 Form and Analysis

In this course, techniques for analysis of the standard musical forms are developed. Principles underlying binary, ternary, rondo, variation, sonata, and other forms are  detailed. Prerequisite: MUS 22203

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 30402 Music Technology

This course offers an introduction to digital audio production. Topics covered will include: hardware and software sequencing; recording techniques; hardware and software digital mixing; digital mastering; and audio CD production.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 30502 Conducting I

This course covers the presentation and development of basic conducting skills, including baton technique, score preparation and interpretation, musical styles, and rehearsal procedures. All instrumental ensembles will be studied with emphasis on band and orchestra. Practical experience conducting university ensembles is an important component. Prerequisite: MUS 12203

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 33202 Choral Literature

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills necessary for the successful selection of literature for the choral music classroom. Students will learn about, and how to select, choral repertoire from four major historical periods in music (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern). Students will also learn a variety of sources for level-appropriate choral repertoire, how to order this repertoire, and criteria to consider when making such choices. Prerequisite: MUS 22203

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 33302 Instrumental Literature

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills necessary for the successful selection of literature for the instrumental music classroom. Students will learn   about, and how to select, instrumental repertoire from four all six major historical periods in music (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern). Students will also learn a variety of sources for level-appropriate instrumental repertoire, how to order this repertoire, and criteria to consider when making such choices. Prerequisite: MUS 22203

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 33502 Jazz and World Music History

This course is designed as a survey of three topics not covered in Music History courses taken by music majors at URG: Jazz History, Jazz Improvisation, and World Music  History. The course will substitute as credit for Music Appreciation for these majors, and will prepare them for the Praxis II examination and a comprehensive knowledge of music.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 35101 Instrumental Lab Practicum

Individual lessons. May be repeated each semester. Two hours toward graduation for non-Music majors. Course fee required. Prerequisite: MUS 15101 or permission of the instructor.

MUS 35101 01 Violin
MUS 35101 02 Viola
MUS 35101 03 Violoncello
MUS 35101 04 Double Bass
MUS 35101 05 Guitar
MUS 35101 06 Flute
MUS 35101 07 Oboe
MUS 35101 08 Bassoon
MUS 35101 09 Clarinet
MUS 35101 10 Saxophone
MUS 35101 11 Trumpet
MUS 35101 12 French Horn
MUS 35101 13 Trombone/Euphonium
MUS 35101 14 Tuba
MUS 35101 15 Percussion
MUS 35101 16 Electric Bass

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 36101 Voice Lab Practicum

Individual lessons. May be repeated each semester. Two hours toward graduation for non-Music majors. Course fee required. Prerequisite: MUS 16101 or permission of the instructor.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 37101 Composition

Individual lessons in composition. Composers and works from the literature will be studied, and students will create their own compositions. May be repeated each semester. May count three hours towards graduation. Prerequisite: MUS 22303 or permission of the instructor.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

MUS 40102 Conducting II

This course covers the presentation and development of basic conducting skills relative to all types and sizes of choral groups. Special emphasis is given to choral fundamentals and techniques, vocal development, diction, musical styles, and choral rehearsal and performance practices. Practical experience conducting university  ensembles is an important component. Prerequisite: MUS 12203 and MUS 30502 or permission of the instructor.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 40302 Instrumental Arranging

This course is a study of the techniques of arranging music for the different instrumental ensembles common to the public schools. Techniques for marching concert band, jazz, and orchestral ensembles are included. Final project will be presented to a university ensemble for a read-through/critique. Prerequisite: MUS 22203.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 44502 Early to Middle Childhood Music Methods

This course covers the principles, methods, and materials of music instruction for learners from Head Start /pre-kindergarten through grade eight. Philosophies, concepts, procedures, and techniques of Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Gordon, and Multiple Intelligences theory are covered in considerable detail. Special consideration is given to National    Association for Music Education (NAfME) content standards, and comparing, relating, and integrating music across subject areas and with other cultures. Ten clock hours of  clinical/practicum experience is required. Prerequisite: MUS 12203.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 44602 Adolescent to Young Adult Music Methods: Choral

This course covers the principles, methods, and materials of music instruction for learners in grade seven through age twenty-one.. There will be emphasis on organization and implementation of vocal/choral programs. Special consideration will also be given to NAfME content standards. Twenty clock hours of clinical/practicum experience is required. It is strongly suggested that if the student is not already a member of National Association for Music Education and/or the American Choral Directors Association that he or she will become a member now while training to be a music educator and while paying the student membership price. In addition, it is recommended that the student attend either the NAfME and/or the ACDA Convention. Prerequisite: MUS 12203.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 44702 Adolescent to Young Adult Music Methods: Instrumental

This course covers the principles, methods, and materials of music instruction for learners in grades seven through age 21. There will be emphasis on organizational and implementation of instrumental programs. Special consideration will also be given to NAfME content standards. Ten clock hours of clinical/ practicum experience is required. It    is strongly suggested that if the student is not already a member of National Association for Music Education and/or the Ohio Bandmasters Association that he or she will become a member now while training to be a music educator and while paying the student membership price. Prerequisite: MUS 12203

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

MUS 48801-05 Selected Topics in Music

This course is a study of topics not included in other course offerings. The student and the instructor may select the field of study. Open to Music or Fine Arts majors. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. May be repeated.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.

MUS 49003 Music Business Internship

On the job training through special arrangement. The student will intern in his/her chosen specialty: retail, recording, or arts management. The internship will be arranged with external facilities by the student and his/her advisor. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of the Music Department Coordinator.

Offered On Demand for 3 Semester hours.