Department of Music

Course Offerings

The Department offers a wide array of Music to meet the various interests and needs of students. For the most updated information about course offerings, please consult the University course catalog and BenULive course schedule, or contact the Department.

Introduction to Music Theory, Composition, and Performance

A survey course intended to develop the understanding of musical elements and form with the goal of preparing the student for the study of applied music. Recommended for non-music majors or minors who want to study music fundamentals.

MUSI 100 | Introduction to Music Theory, Composition and Performance
A survey course intended to develop the understanding of musical elements and form with the goal of preparing the student for the study of applied or ensemble music courses. Basic skills in theory, composition, and performance will be taught. Awareness and understanding of how music as a subject relates to other arts and sciences will also be developed. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry (QCA). Music core elective. 3 semester credit hours.

Music Appreciation

These courses offer access to various ways to listen to music and how to take full advantage of concert attendance. Ideal to fulfill the 3-credit hour Fine Arts/Music core elective requirement.

MUSI 103 | Jazz Appreciation
Jazz is America's original art form that reflects the cultural diversity that gave rise to it. African, Caribbean, European and Brazilian influences upon jazz as well as the impact of jazz on other forms of music will be discussed. The class will focus upon its musical development from pre-Civil War through the 20th century. The basic elements of music that distinguish jazz from other musical genres will be explored. The course will also cultivate an appreciation of the major figures within jazz (such as Armstrong, Parker, Ellington, Monk, Davis and Coltrane) and their stylistic innovations as well as their contributions to American culture. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry (QCA) 3 semester credit hours.

MUSI 104 | Music Appreciation: Medieval to Contemporary
This course explores the history of Western Classical Music by focusing on each of its eras. It also offers access to various ways to listen to music and how to take full advantage of concert attendance. Provides detailed explanations and sound demonstrations of the basic musical elements and performing media. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry (QCA). 3 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Typically offered: Periodically.

MUSI 105 | Music Appreciation: Medieval to Baroque.
Eight week modular course - Student cannot receive credit for MUSI 105 or 106 if MUSI 104 has been completed. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry (QCA). 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective.

MUSI 107 | Music Appreciation for Educators
This course is designed to provide candidates with opportunities for focused study regarding the educational, communicative, and aesthetic value of dance, drama, music, and visual art, and the role fine arts play in reflecting history and culture. Through an exploration of the history of Western Music and the intersection of dance, drama, and visual art with each of its eras, the course fosters a candidate's agency in promoting all students' ability to express themselves creatively using salient concepts, techniques, and materials in the arts. It also offers access to a variety of ways of taking full advantage of fine arts participation, including detailed explanations, demonstrations, and activities in several types of performing media. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry (QCA). 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically. Department consent required.

Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Keyboard Skills

Review fundamentals of music theory through advanced levels of music theory and aural skills. Generally for music majors and minors only, with departmental consent.

MUSI 101 | Music Theory I
Reviews fundamentals of music theory. Examines basic theoretical elements in music including major and minor scales, chord progressions, and form as they apply to musical specific examples. Co-registration MUSI 112 and MUSI 194 required for music majors. Co-registration in MUSI 112 required for music minors. 3 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Typically offered: Fall Term. Department consent required.

MUSI 102 | Music Theory II
Works with basic theoretical elements applying them to harmonization and simple modulations. Introduces simple forms including binary and ternary. Co-registration with MUSI 113 and MUSI 195 are required. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.

MUSI 112 | Aural Skills I
Begin training of musical skills relating to pitch and rhythmic recall and recognition. Students will develop the ability to sing melodies in pitch and rhythm. Progression through Aural Skill courses dependent on course sequence or proficiency testing. Co-registration with MUSI 101 and MUSI 194. 1 semester credit hour. Music core elective. Typically offered: Fall Term.

MUSI 113 | Aural Skills II
Second course in training of musical skills relating to pitch and rhythmic recall and recognition. Students will develop the ability to sing melodies in pitch and rhythm. Progression through Aural Skill courses dependent on course sequence or proficiency testing. Prerequisite: MUSI 101/112 or proficiency. Coregistration with MUSI 102 required. 1 semester credit hour.

MUSI 201 | Theory III
An advanced theory course designed to cover chordal structures, formal analyses, development of aural skills, inversions, non-diatonic harmony, and sight-singing. Prerequisite: MUSI 102. Co-registration with MUSI 212 required. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.

MUSI 202 | Music Theory IV
A continuation of MUSI 201, with emphasis on twentieth-century procedures and theoretical concepts. Co-registration with MUSI 213 required. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.

MUSI 212 | Aural Skills III
Third course in training musical skills relating to pitch and rhythmic recognition. Students will develop the ability to sing melodies in pitch and rhythm. Progression through Aural Skill courses dependent on proficiency testing. Prerequisite: MUSI 101/112 and 102/113 or proficiency. Co-registration with MUSI 201 recommended. 1 semester credit hour. Typically offered: Fall Term.

MUSI 213 | Aural Skills IV
Fourth course in training musical skills relating to pitch and rhythmic recognition. Students will develop the ability to sing melodies in pitch and rhythm. Progression through Aural Skill courses dependent on proficiency testing. Prerequisites: MUSI 101/112, MUSI 102/113, and MUSI 201/212 or proficiency testing. Co-registration with MUSI 202 required. 1 semester credit hour. Typically offered: Spring Term.

MUSI 194 | Keyboard Skills
Class instruction in piano. For the beginning piano student who prefers to learn in a group setting. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 4.

MUSI 195 | Class Instruction in Piano II
To be taken after the completion of MUSI 194. Prerequisite: MUSI 194. 2 semester credit hours.

200-Level Courses in Music

MUSI 204 | Music Literature
The study and exploration of the Western Music composed during the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. This music literature (i.e., musical scores) will be examined according to each significant genre, utilizing the composers from these periods as a frame of reference and discussion. Significant non-musical areas that influenced changes (such as religion, politics, technology, and historical events) will also be investigated. Emphasis will be placed upon developing listening skills, score analysis and the ability to generalize music listening activities to music not previously encountered from these periods. 3 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Typically offered: Periodically.

MUSI 207 | World Music
An investigation of the diverse cultures as represented by their music. Native instruments, production strategies, and theoretical analyses provide the student with a foundation to better understand the role music plays both in these cultures as well as our own. The course focuses on non-western music. 3 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Typically offered: Fall Term.

MUSI 208 | Women in Music
This course examines the role of women in Western music which has historically been de-emphasized or even ignored until recently. The full extent of musical endeavors among women will be investigated along with some of the factors which accounted for the treatment many of these important composers and performers have received in the past. The primary focus will be directed toward Western art music, although contemporary and popular examples will also be presented. 3 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Typically offered: Spring Term.

MUSI 209 | The Psalms
A historical study of the Psalms that examines their literary form through music from the Biblical times to the present and exegeses. Their relevancy and prayerful application in our daily lives are examined. 3 semester credit hours.

MUSI 210 | Jazz History and Appreciation
Jazz is America's original art form that reflects the cultural diversity that gave rise to it. African, Caribbean, European and Brazilian influences upon jazz as well as the impact of jazz on other forms of music will be discussed. The class will focus upon its historical development from pre Civil War through the 20th century, reflecting upon both its sacred and secular manifestations. The basic elements of music that distinguish jazz from other musical genres will be explored. The course seeks to cultivate an appreciation of the major figures within jazz history (such as Armstrong, Parker, Ellington, Monk, Davis and Coltrane) and their stylistic innovations as well as their contributions to American culture. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective.

MUSI 211 | Rock History and Appreciation
This course explores the formative influences that gave rise to rock and pop music. It identifies its major figures, innovators and their contributions, as well the various styles that have developed in its history. The impact of social trends on rock music and the influence of rock music on society both are explored, as well as the role that technology has played in rock's evolution. Finally, other forms of music that have assimilated elements of rock music are identified and examined. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective.

MUSI 217 | Vocal Diction
An advanced course in the study of English, Italian, Latin, German and French diction. The proper formation of vowel sounds, rules to follow in singing situations, and the International Phonetic Alphabet will be emphasized. This course will require research skills and include practicum experiences. Prerequisite: Co-registration with MUSI-348. Applied voice or consent of instructor. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term, Even Years.

MUSI 218 | Music and the Mind
This course combines popular and academic sources in an overview of writers, thinkers, and researchers and their viewpoints regarding what it means to be musical. Special focus will be given to how people think and act musically. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term, Odd Years.

MUSI 291 | Topics
Special course focusing on topics related to the needs and interests of the student. Topics to include areas of music literature, theory, and pedagogy. 1-3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.

Music History Courses

These courses focus on the origin and development of music from ancient times through contemporary times. Classes analyze the cultural contributions and pedagogical implications of these eras, with special emphasis on crucial events, significant individuals, and the development of important genres in music history.

MUSI 205 | Music History I
Studies the origin and development of music from the ancient times through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Special emphasis is placed on the crucial events, individuals, and genres that were developed and produced during this time. Analyzes and focuses on the cultural contributions and pedagogical implications of the significant epochs of this era. Prerequisite: MUSI 101. 3 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Typically offered: Fall Term.

MUSI 206 | Music History II
Studies the origin and development of music from the Classical through the modern periods. Special emphasis is placed on the crucial events, individuals, and genres that were developed and produced during this time. Analyzes and focuses on the cultural contributions and pedagogical implications of the significant epochs of this era. Prerequisite: MUSI 102, MUSI 205. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.

Ensembles

Concert Band: A performing ensemble utilizing the wind band repertoire. Standard and new compositions will be performed in concerts each semester. May be repeated.
Concert Choir
: A performing ensemble utilizing practical work and study of choral literature of all periods of music in concerts each semester. May be repeated.

Chamber Music Ensembles: Small instrumental and/or vocal ensemble dedicated to the mastery of performance technique through intimate ensemble experiences. Heightened teamwork, communication, and music reading skills are stressed. Students will be expected to perform at an advanced level and begin to apply professional management skills. A closer association with the audience is developed, providing the music student, vocal or instrumental, the ability to have an increased understanding of the impact their music-making has on the community. May be repeated. Lab fee: $100.00.

MUSI 121 | Concert Band
A performing ensemble dedicated to the study and performance of the wind band repertoire. Standard and new compositions will be performed in concerts each semester. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry (QCA). Music core elective. Typically offered: Fall and Spring Terms. Department consent required. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 14.

MUSI 122 | Concert Choir
A performing ensemble utilizing practical work and study of choral literature of all periods of music in concerts each semester. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry (QCA). Music core elective. Typically offered: Fall and Spring Terms. Department consent required. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 14.

MUSI 125 | Chamber Music Ensemble
Chamber Music Ensemble: Performing ensemble dedicated to the mastery of performance technique through intimate ensemble experiences. Heightened teamwork, communication, and music reading skills are stressed. A closer association with the audience is developed providing the music student, vocal or instrumental the ability to have and increased understanding of the impact their music making has on the community. Co-registration in 200 or 300 level applied music. 1 semester credit hour. Music core elective. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 14.

MUSI 126 | Percussion Ensemble
A performing ensemble consisting of mixed percussion instruments. Performances each semester. Typically offered: Fall and Spring Terms. Department consent required. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 1.

MUSI 128 | Jazz Ensemble
A performing ensemble dedicated to the standards of the jazz repertoire, improvisation, and ensemble skills. Prerequisite: Audition required. Concurrent registration in applied instruction with an emphasis in jazz techniques. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry (QCA). Music core elective. Department consent required. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 14.

MUSI 129 | Chamber Orchestra
A performing ensemble utilizing practical work and study of the orchestral literature of all periods of music in concerts each semester. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry (QCA). Music core elective. Typically offered: Fall and Spring Terms. Department consent required. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 14.

Applied Music

Applied Instrumental: Non-Keyboard

All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing.

MUSI 140 | Applied Instrumental: Non-Keyboard

All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing. 1 semester credit hour. Music core elective. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 4.

MUSI 240 | Applied Instrumental: Non-Keyboard
All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Department consent required. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 8.

MUSI 340 | Applied Instrumental: Non-Keyboard
All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Department consent required. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 8.


Applied Voice

All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200 and 300 level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing.

MUSI 148 | Applied Voice
All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing. 1 semester credit hour. Music core elective. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 4.

MUSI 248 | Applied Voice
All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 8.

MUSI 348 | Applied Voice
All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 8.


Applied Keyboard

All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing.

MUSI 144 | Applied Keyboard
All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing. 1 semester credit hour. Music core elective. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 4.

MUSI 244 | Applied Keyboard
All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 8.

MUSI 344 | Applied Keyboard
All individual applied instruction classes must be taken in sequence. Students enrolled in these classes are required to pay a special applied fee. Non-music majors enroll in 100-level applied instruction. Advancement into 200- and 300-level applied instruction occurs through placement and proficiency testing. Music majors will enter at the 200-level applied instruction. Advancement into the 300-level will occur through placement and proficiency testing. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 10.

Courses in Music Education

Method Courses

Study of the technical and artistic aspects of playing instruments in specific instrumental families with an emphasis on the repertoire used in teaching applied lessons in the elementary, junior high, and high schools levels. Students are required to perform basic pieces to show their competency in each of the instruments.

MUSI 130 | Woodwind Methods
Study of the technical and artistic aspects of playing instruments in the woodwind family with emphasis on the repertoire used in teaching applied lessons in the elementary, middle, and high schools levels. Students are required to perform basic pieces to show their competency in each of the instruments. 2 semester credit hours.

MUSI 131 | Brass and Percussion Methods
Study of the technical and artistic aspects of playing instruments in the Brass and Percussion families with emphasis on the repertoire used in teaching applied lessons in the elementary, junior high, and high schools levels. Students are required to perform basic pieces to show their competency in each of the instruments. 2 semester credit hours.

MUSI 132 | String Methods
Study of the technical and artistic aspects of playing instruments in the string family with emphasis on the repertoire used in teaching applied lessons in the elementary, middle, and high schools levels. Students are required to perform basic pieces to show their competency in each of the instruments. 2 semester credit hours.

MUSI 133 | Vocal Methods
Study of the technical and artistic aspects of playing instruments in the voice family with emphasis on the repertoire used in teaching applied lessons in the elementary, middle, and high schools levels. Students are required to perform basic pieces to show their competency in each of the instruments. 2 semester credit hours.

Observation Courses

The student will visit a host school to observe rehearsals, classes, contribute to special projects as proposed by the host teacher, and ask pertinent questions to the host teacher relating to the teaching and management of a band or choir class. This is a 12-week program course designed to cover a wide range of educational experiences. The students will record their experiences in a journal for revision and assessment by a Benedictine University teacher.

MUSI 241 | Sophomore Year Observation Experience
The student will visit a host school to observe rehearsals, classes, contribute to special projects as proposed by the host teacher, and ask pertinent questions to the host teacher relating to the teaching and management of a band or choir class. This is a 12-week program course designed to cover a wide range of educational experiences (Four week elementary school observation; Four week Middle school observation; and a four week High school program observation). The students will record their experiences in a journal for revision and assessment by a Benedictine University teacher. 48 hours of observation to be completed.

MUSI 242 | Junior Year Observation Experience
The student will visit a host school to observe and teach short sections of rehearsals, classes, sectionals, write lessons plans to teach a music history or music theory class, teach exceptional children, and teach a culturally diverse classroom. The student will choose two age levels for observation (six weeks of Elementary level classes, six weeks of Middle school classes, and/or six weeks of High school classes). The students will record their experiences in a journal for revision and assessment by a Benedictine University teacher. 48 hours of observation to be completed.

MUSI 342 | Senior Year Observation Experience
The student will visit a host school to observe and teach extended sections of rehearsals, classes, sectionals, write lessons plans to teach a music history or music theory class, teach exceptional children, and teach a culturally diverse classroom. The student will choose two age levels for observation (six weeks of Elementary level classes, six weeks of Junior high classes, and/or six weeks of High school classes). The students will record their experiences in a journal for revision and assessment by a Benedictine University teacher. 100 hours of observation to be completed. 3 semester credit hours.

General Courses in Music Education

MUSI 303 | Technology for Music Teachers
This course surveys the standard music technology software and hardware used in music education today. Emphasis will be given to the areas of pedagogy, composition, music theory, and performance. 3 semester credit hours.

MUSI 351 | Principles and Procedures in Music Education
This course surveys contemporary music education learning and pedagogical theories. Principles and practices of curriculum design applied to the development of the music curriculum. Individual or group work on elementary and secondary school music curriculum projects. 3 semester credit hours.

MUSI 352 | Instrumental and Choral Conducting
Overview of choral conducting patterns. Score, voice and instrumental warm-up, and intonation. Tempo fluctuation, left hand, diction, discipline. Designed for music and music education majors. 3 semester credit hours.

MUSI 353 | Instrumental and Choral Ensemble Literature
An advanced course focusing on the literature of choral and instrumental ensembles. Particular emphasis will be given to the ensemble literature needs of the student learners at the Elementary, Junior High, and High School Levels. Students enrolled in this course will learn the principles, techniques, and materials necessary for teaching the choral and instrument ensemble literature. Current trends and teaching strategies for diverse student abilities and needs are examined. Methods for teaching basic skills in music reading, listening, and arranging will be presented in the course. Prerequisite: MUSI 202. 3 semester credit hours.

MUSI 354 | Teaching K-12 Classroom
The study of concepts and processes specific to and necessary for effective instruction in K-12 music education. Students explore various elementary and secondary music methods in both a classroom setting and in workshops by specialists in the field. 3 semester credit hours.

Student Teaching

MUSI 398 | Student Teaching
The student will choose a school to student teach for a 16-week period. Students are expected to be ready to teach and prepare lesson plans, rehearse and teach sectionals, teach applied lessons, assist the host band or choir director in daily classroom tasks, teach a class using a lesson plan and give a test, conduct the band or choir during a concert. The students will record their experiences in a journal for revision and assessment by a Benedictine University teacher. Engaged Learning. 12 semester credit hours. Department consent required.

Instrumental Group Classes

MUSI 190 | Class Instruction in Voice
For the student who wants to learn to sing but has never studied voice or cannot read music. May be repeated. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Typically offered: Periodically. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 4.

MUSI 191 | Class Instruction in Voice II
For the student who wants to continue to learn to sing but has never studied voice other than MUSI 190. 2 semester credit hours.

MUSI 196 | Class Instruction in Voice
Instruction in voice for the beginning vocal student who prefers to learn in a group setting. 2 semester credit hours.

MUSI 198 | Class Instruction in Guitar I
For the beginning guitar student who prefers to learn in a group setting. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective.

MUSI 199 | Class Instruction in Guitar II
For the beginning student who wants to continue to learn to play the acoustic guitar. Student must supply the instrument. Prerequisite: MUSI 198. 2 semester credit hours.

Junior and Senior Recitals

Preparation and presentation of a solo performance program. Weekly mentoring sessions until performance will include practice with the accompanist, discussion of proper performance etiquette and the preparation of program notes. Lab Fee: $150.00 for MUSI 250 and $300.00 for MUSI 350.

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MUSI 250 | Junior Recital
Co-registration with Applied Music at the 200 level and consent of Department required. 1 semester credit hour. Music core electives.

MUSI 350 | Senior Recital
Prerequisite: MUSI 250. Co-registration with Applied Music at the 300 level. 2 semester credit hours. Music core elective. Department consent required.

300-Level Music Courses

MUSI 313 | Music Pedagogy
An advanced course focusing on the development of music teaching skills. Particular emphasis will be made in accordance to the needs of the students enrolled. Students will learn the principles, techniques and materials necessary for applied music instruction in studio and classroom settings. Current trends and teaching strategies for diverse student abilities and need are examined. Methods for teaching basic skills in music reading, listening and arranging will be presented in the course. Prerequisite: 300 level applied instruction. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term, Even Years.

MUSI 323 | Music Practicum
This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied music theory in music and experienced through applied music and ensembles. The areas of music arranging, conducting, and orchestration will be studied with special attention to their practical use in the current music business environment. The use of music technology to prepare assignments will also be a component of the course. Prerequisite: junior standing. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term, Odd Years.

MUSI 360 | Senior Seminar: Professional Portfolio
The students will analyze the job markets and prepare analyses of current issues in the performing arts. Analyses of demographics affecting the operations and organization of art programs in the United States will be studied. Students will be required to create a portfolio of personal data to prepare for job searches, prepare for mock interviews and present exhibition of works. Prerequisite: junior standing. 3 semester credit hours. Fine Arts Core and Writing Intensive. Typically offered: Spring Term.

MUSI 365 | Senior Seminar: The Portfolio Experience
The students will analyze the job markets and prepare analyses of current issues in the performing arts. Analyses of demographics affecting the operations and organization of art programs in the United States will be studied. Students will be required to create a portfolio of personal data to prepare for job searches, prepare for mock interviews and present exhibition of works. Prerequisite: junior standing. Engaged Learning. Typically offered: Spring Term.

MUSI 391 | Topics
Special course focusing on various topics relating to the needs of the students and recent events and/or topics of interest. Topics to include areas of music literature, history, theory and pedagogy. 1-3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.

MUSI 395 | Independent Study
A course in which the student, under the supervision of the teacher, may study any one of the current music courses in an individual and independent manner. 1-3 semester credit hours. Department consent required. Course repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 3.

MUSI 397 | Internship
A practical course intended to give those students who are qualified, an opportunity to do observing—either in a classroom or privately—or to perform any practical job associated with his or her field under the supervision of the faculty. 2-6 semester credit hours. Engaged Learning. Typically offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms. Department consent required.