Feb 03, 2023  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


@ = Indicates a non-liberal arts course. Please refer to College Credit Policies  for a description of non-liberal arts credits.

 

Music Education (Music Majors Only)

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    @MUCE 445 - Special Education Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Planning music objectives and activities in special education programs for children who are mentally retarded, behavior disordered, or who have learning disabilities or speech impairments. Adaptation of standard materials and techniques and use of music to teach basic skills and concepts. Practical experience provided. Fall and Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUCE 306 .
  
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    @MUCE 446 - Practicum in Special Music Education


    1-3 Credit(s)

    Advanced course for music education majors with concentration or high degree of interest in special music education. Weekly music planning and teaching experience with classes of special learners. Fall and Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUCE 445  with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
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    @MUCE 447 - Strategies for Teaching Music in the Self-Contained Special Education Classroom


    3 Credit(s)

    is a three-semester hour course designed to acquaint music education students with planning music goals, objectives and activities in self-contained special education programs for children with a variety of disabilities including mental retardation, physical handicaps, autism, behavior disorders, learning disabilities, speech impairments and multiple disabilities. Adaptation of standard materials and techniques and use of music to teach basic skills and concepts will be discussed. Readings, music activities and originally designed materials are part of this class. Fall and Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUCE 306 .
  
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    @MUCE 448 - Psychology of Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Examination of the psychoacoustic parameters of music; the perception of melody, harmony, rhythm and form; affective responses to music; musical preference and ability; neuro-physiology and musical behavior,; learning theory and music; functional music; and measurements and evaluation of musical behavior. An introduction to basic research methods is included. As warranted.

  
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    @MUCE 450 - Global Music Education


    3 Credit(s)

    The purpose of this class course is to provide a theoretical, practical and analytical frame work for understanding global music education. Teaching strategies that acknowledge and make constructive use of cultural diversity will be examined. Format of this course will include a combination of lecture, discussion, workshop activities, and student presentation. As warranted.

  
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    @MUCE 451 - Music Teachers and the Law


    3 Credit(s)

    The purpose of this course is to equip each student with a basic understanding of current educational law. Topics will include the legal frameworks affecting public schools students’ constitutional rights, individuals with disabilities, teachers’ legal rights and teacher and school district liability. As warranted.

  
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    @MUCE 456 - Practicum in Early Childhood Music


    1 Credit(s)

    Students interact directly with preschool children, providing musical experiences that engage the children in singing, moving, and exploring a variety of age-appropriate musical instruments. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUCE 306 .
  
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    @MUCE 460 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum I


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduction to the field of piano pedagogy with an emphasis on teaching beginning piano students. Course topics include career opportunities in piano teaching, managing an independent studio, survey of average-age beginning piano methods and repertoire, techniques of group and private piano teaching for beginners, technique and musicianship skills for elementary students, preparing students for recitals, technological resources for piano teachers, and the application of learning theories to piano teaching. Students gain supervised group and private teaching experience for elementary and/or intermediate students. Fall.

  
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    @MUCE 461 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum II


    3 Credit(s)

    Emphasis in teaching intermediate piano students. Course topics include survey of intermediate-level piano and duet repertoire and materials, writing lesson plans and assignments for the intermediate student, teaching repertoire, technique, and musicianship skills, preparing students for competitions, teaching transfer students, and resources for piano teachers. Students gain supervised group and private teaching experience for elementary and/or intermediate students. Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUCE 460 .
  
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    @MUCE 462 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum III


    3 Credit(s)

    Teaching adult students, early-age students, group piano, and late intermediate to advanced students. Course topics include survey of standard repertoire and materials for late intermediate and advanced students, survey of group piano methods, group teaching techniques, adult and senior citizen methods and teaching strategies, early-age methods, materials, and teaching strategies, teaching master classes, adjudicating competitions and festivals, and directed readings in education and piano pedagogy. Students gain supervised group and private teaching experience for adult students. Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUCE 461 .
  
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    @MUCE 467 - Student Teaching in Music.


    1-15 Credit(s)

    Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MUCE 477 - Senior Seminar in Music Education


    3 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUCE 480 - Guitar Pedagogy


    3 Credit(s)

    The art and science of teaching as it applies to the guitar. Students will explore strategies for teaching both studio and class guitar, and will obtain a working knowledge of commercially available method books. Students will also become acquainted with the business aspects of teaching, including job hunting, bookkeeping, tax law, and copyright law. As warranted.

  
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    MUCE 495 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUCE 495V - Special Topics Travel Course


    3 Credit(s)

    Spring.

  
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    MUCE 498 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCE 503 - Music Teachers and The Law


    3 Credit(s)

    The purpose of this course is to equip each student with a basic understanding of current educational law. Topics will include the legal frame works affecting public schools, students’ constitutional rights, individuals with disabilities, teachers’ legal rights and teacher and school district liability. Broad legal concepts such as separation of church and state, freedom of expression, search and seizure, due process, equal protection, discrimination, and tenure and dismissal will be examined through constitutional law, statues, case law and commissioner’s decisions.

  
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    MUCE 505 - Action Research


    3 Credit(s)

    This online course is designed to help school band directors, choir directors, and music teachers learn user-friendly action research techniques to find answers to the nagging problems that plague their music programs.

  
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    MUCE 508 - Advanced Woodwind Techniques


    3 Credit(s)

    Performance on each of the primary woodwind instruments - flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone. Discussion of pedagogical issues and survey of instructional materials for the school instrumental music teacher. Students should bring a supply of reeds; instruments will be provided.

  
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    MUCE 509 - Advanced Brass Techniques


    3 Credit(s)

    Performance on each of the primary brass instruments - trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba. Discussion of pedagogical issues and survey of instructional materials for the school instrumental music teacher. Instruments will be provided.

  
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    MUCE 520 - Topics in Music Technology


    3 Credit(s)

    A seminar exploring computer, MIDI and Multimedia technology as it might be applied in a music education setting. The hands-on sessions in the Crane MIDI Lab will include the following: use of a generic office software for managing classroom records, tasks and class presentations; MIDI sequencing and auto-accompaniment generating software, and possible uses in music education; utilization of music notation software; introduction to multimedia programming for creating interactive classroom materials; and accessing and creating simple documents for the musical World Wide Web. Although prior knowledge of computer/ MIDI technology will be helpful, it is not required.

  
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    MUCE 523 - Advanced Issues in Music Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Examination of critical issues which impact music in the schools, including curriculum development, the use of technology in the music class, multicultural music, and classroom management skills. Students will have an opportunity to evaluate instructional techniques and develop program goals for their particular teaching situation.

  
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    MUCE 524 - Rehearsal Techniques and Repertoire for the Instrumental Ensemble


    3 Credit(s)

    Examination of methods and materials for the development of the school band or orchestra program. Areas of concentration include score study and analysis, rehearsal procedures, and repertoire.

  
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    MUCE 533 - Band Instrument Maintenance for Wind Educators


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will have to opportunity to diagnose and correct common mechanical problems of wind instruments in a hands-on setting. In addition to flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone, this class will cover percussion maintenance, with special attention to drum head replacement and tuning.

  
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    MUCE 534 - School String Fleet Maintenance for String Educators


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will learn to diagnose and correct common mechanical problems of string instruments in a hands-on setting.

  
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    MUCE 540 - Wind Band Literature


    3 Credit(s)

    An exhaustive survey of the serious wind orchestra literature composed for mixed combination of more than 20 performers from the French Revolution to the present. An overview of the history of wind instruments, reading and listening assignments, and biographical and historical information about each composer and his or her work.

  
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    MUCE 541 - Marching Band Techniques


    3 Credit(s)

    This “hands on” course is designed for the teacher with some or no experience with marching band. It will cover such topics as program development, teaching/rehearsal methods, marching fundamentals for parade, traditional style and competitive corps style marching, and an introduction into contemporary computer show design and charting techniques.

  
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    MUCE 550 - Global Music Education


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides a theoretical, practical, and analytical framework for understanding global music education. We will examine teaching strategies that acknowledge and make constructive use of cultural diversity. Among the topics explored will be various definitions of global music education, teachers’ values and behaviors in their work with culturally diverse populations, avoidance of stereotyping, and design of strategies and curricula that address themes of social justice. Format of this course will include a combination of lecture, discussion, workshop activities, and student presentation.

  
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    MUCE 555 - Reaching and Teaching All Students Through Learning Styles


    3 Credit(s)

    This course explores the student-centered philosophies of Julia E. Crane, various contemporary learning style theories and their everyday application in the music classroom or rehearsal room. Students will design lesson plans that provide meaningful musical experiences while addressing the variety of learning preferences of individual students.

  
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    MUCE 595 - Special Topics


    3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCE 601 - Philosophy and Issues in Music Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Survey of educational philosophies which have influenced current thought. Discussion of issues regarding public school music instruction, administration, and supervision including curricular structure and evaluative techniques.

  
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    MUCE 602 - Developmental Psychology of Music: Implications for Classroom Instruction


    3 Credit(s)

    Examination of the psychological processes that underlie musical learning. Emphasis given to understanding these processes within a developmental framework. Additional attention given to examining psychological processes involved in listening, performing, and composing/ improvising. Both theory and research are examined for classroom application.

  
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    MUCE 608 - Curriculum Development in the School Music Program


    3 Credit(s)

    Examination of the systematic process of program development. Focus upon the development of general goals, program objectives, and instructional objectives, as well as the design and sequence of musical experiences and materials. Final project involves the development of a program for a specific course of study; school music teachers are encouraged to gear projects toward their own specific teaching situations.

  
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    MUCE 609 - Evaluation in Music Education


    3 Credit(s)

    An investigation of rationales for evaluation, problems facing the evaluator and possible solutions to the problems. Existing methods and instruments for evaluation in music are studied.

  
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    MUCE 640 - Projects and Readings in Music Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Practical application of ideas based upon student-selected topics in music education. Includes analysis of readings in music and education generated for the purposes of designing and creating K-12 general music or ensemble learning projects that can be used in personal teaching situations. Course may be repeated for credit.

  
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    MUCE 645 - Music in Special Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Acquaints music education students with the individualized education program (IEP) process, music materials and techniques for teaching special learners in self-contained classrooms or mainstreamed into music classes. Readings, observations, music activities and originally designed materials are part of this class.

  
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    MUCE 648 - Psychology of Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Examination of the psychoacoustic parameters of music, the perception of melody, harmony, rhythm and form; affective responses to music; musical preference and ability; neuro-physiology and musical behavior; learning theory and music; functional music; and measurements and evaluation of musical behavior. An introduction to basic research methods is included.

  
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    MUCE 660 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum I


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduction to the field of piano pedagogy, with an emphasis on teaching beginning piano students. Course topics include career opportunities in piano teaching, survey of early-age, average-age and adult beginning piano methods and repertoire, techniques of group and private piano teaching for beginners, preparing students for recitals, and the application of learning theories to piano teaching. Students gain supervised group and private teaching experience for elementary students.

  
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    MUCE 661 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum II


    3 Credit(s)

    Emphasis on teaching intermediate piano students. Course topics include survey of intermediate-level piano solo and duet repertoire, writing lesson plans and assignments for intermediate students, teaching repertoire, technique and musicianship skills, preparing students for competitions, teaching transfer students, managing an independent piano studio, and resources for piano teachers. Students gain supervised group and private teaching experience for intermediate and/or elementary students.

  
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    MUCE 663 - Project in Piano Pedagogy


    3 Credit(s)

    Advanced project in piano pedagogy completed under faculty supervision.

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.
  
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    MUCE 695 - Special Topics


    3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCE 699 - Thesis/Graduate Research Project in Music Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Completion of a major research project in the field of music or music education. Working with a faculty adviser on a tutorial basis, the student will develop a proposal for a study which must be approved by faculty committee before the student embarks upon the project. The project culminates in the preparation of a written report of the research project (in thesis format) and an oral defense of the report before a faculty committee. The student will register for Thesis/Graduate Research Project each semester that the student is actively working on the project with the assistance of the adviser. A copy of the document becomes part of the College library.

  
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    MULE 648 - Psychology of Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Examination of the psychoacoustic parameters of music, the perception of melody, harmony, rhythm and form; affective responses to music; musical preference and ability; neuro-physiology and musical behavior; learning theory and music; functional music; and measurements and evaluation of musical behavior. An introduction to basic research methods is included.


Music History (Music Majors Only)

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    MUCH 195 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCH 198 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCH 295 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCH 298 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCH 302 - Music of the Baroque


    3 Credit(s)

    Style, form and historical development in vocal and instrumental music from Monteverdi to J. S. Bach. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204 .
  
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    MUCH 311 - Choral Literature


    3 Credit(s)

    Style, structure and historical background of great choral works of all periods. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 205 , MUCB 323 , and MUCB 323 .
  
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    MUCH 331 - Chamber Music Survey


    3 Credit(s)

    Study of the development of chamber music, focusing primarily on works from the Baroque Period through the twentieth century. Special emphasis on the history of the string quartet as a genre from Bocherini to the present. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 205 , and MUCB 206 .
  
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    MUCH 340 - The Music of the Beatles


    3 Credit(s)

    An in-depth exploration of the music, lives, and times of the Beatles. Songs will be analyzed and discussed in terms of musical style and structure, lyric content, compositional process, and technological innovation. The course will also examine the historical and cultural environment in which their music was created, and how this environment influenced, and was influenced by, the Beatles. Fall, odd years.

  
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    MUCH 360 - World Music Cultures


    3 Credit(s)

    This course explores the musics of the world’s peoples, considering music as a human phenomenon. The course will examine how people make the sounds we call music in various parts of the contemporary world, including how people organize music, what the sounds mean and signify to them and how music embodies and reflects the cultures and places from which it comes. Fall and Spring.

  
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    MUCH 395 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCH 398 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCH 405 - The German Lied


    3 Credit(s)

    Development of the German Lied from Reichardt to Webern. Style characteristics of the major exponents of the German lied with emphasis on the interrelationship among poetic scansion, literary content, and musical analysis. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204 .
  
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    MUCH 412 - Opera Literature


    3 Credit(s)

    A survey of opera literature from its Baroque era beginnings through the present day. As warranted.

  
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    MUCH 414 - Symphonic Literature


    3 Credit(s)

    Symphonies in standard repertoire. Emphasis on aesthetic, stylistic and historical aspects. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204 .
  
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    MUCH 423 - Music of the Viennese Classicists


    3 Credit(s)

    Musical styles from 1750 to 1830. Music of Mannheim School. Haydn, Mozart, Gluck and Beethoven in relation to preceding and following periods. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204 .
  
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    MUCH 425 - Music of the 19th Century


    3 Credit(s)

    Music literature from Beethoven to Debussy. Consideration of stylistic and formal elements together with aesthetic principles and historical perspectives. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204 .
  
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    MUCH 430 - Johannes Brahms


    3 Credit(s)

    Study of the life and works of Brahms through discussion of reading assignments, analysis of musical scores, live and recorded performances, and lecture. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 .
  
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    MUCH 431 - J. S. Bach


    3 Credit(s)

    Music of J.S. Bach. Historical and biographical factors influencing his music. Emphasis on performance in class. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , & MUCB 204 .
  
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    @MUCH 433 - Rhetoric and Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Explores connections between the concepts of Classical rhetoric and those of music. Students will have the opportunity to compare musical issues to those raised by the Classicists, including the importance to society of rhetorical skills, of rhetoric as a science, and of developing knowledge from many subjects, as well as studying the basic tenets of rhetorical elements and relating them to music. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204 .
  
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    MUCH 434 - Renaissance Culture and Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Musical styles from 1400 to 1600, including sacred and secular genres within a cultural context. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 203 , & MUCB 204 .
  
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    MUCH 436 - Byzantium: Religion & the Arts


    3 Credit(s)

    From the time of Constantine the Great to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, virtually every aspect of life of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire - politics, education, the arts - was shaped and guided by ideas spawned from Eastern Christianity. This course will cover the history of Byzantine music. The focus on music will be the primary lens through which the class will examine the aesthetic principles of the Byzantine Empire and will also serve as the gateway to the other arts. In addition to the study of the historical development of Byzantine music, students will have the opportunity to learn to read Byzantine neumes, and to participate in a creative emulation of the compositional style of Byzantine music. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 202 , MUCB 205 , and MUCB 206 .
  
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    @MUCH 437 - European Folk Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Provides a survey of folk or traditional music in Europe. The approach is necessarily contextual and historical. Issues covered may include nationalism, authenticity, urban and modern folk, and the changing roles of gender, class, and race awareness. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 .
  
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    MUCH 438 - Music in America


    3 Credit(s)

    Surveys the variety of musical experiences in the United States, including Native American music, early American psalmody, and respective developments leading to jazz and to the commercial genres. Special analytical concentration upon major movements and composers of the cultivated tradition and the avant-garde. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 202 , and MUCB 205 .
  
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    MUCH 439 - The Concerto


    3 Credit(s)

    Study of the historical development of the concerto genre from the earliest use of the term in the Renaissance to the present day through discussion, analysis of musical scores, performances, and lectures. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 205 , and MUCB 206 .
  
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    MUCH 440 - Historical Development of Jazz


    3 Credit(s)

    In-depth study of historical and stylistic characteristics of major jazz style periods and movements. Analysis of harmonic, rhythmic and melodic innovations. Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 105 .
  
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    @MUCH 441 - The American Musical


    3 Credit(s)

    The historical and stylistic study of the development of the American musical. As warranted.

  
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    @MUCH 442 - Music in Film


    3 Credit(s)

    This course examines the many ways that music has heightened our experience of the moving image over the course of the last 120 years. Analysis of films and clips, readings, movie critiques, sound-image charting, and other assignments, plus exams and a semester project involving the creation of a soundtrack make up the course work. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201  and MUCB 202  and MUCB 205  and MUCB 323 . (MUCB maybe be taken concurrently.) All prerequisites require a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
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    MUCH 445 - Guitar History and Literature


    3 Credit(s)

    An exploration of the history and literature of the guitar, lute, and vihuela, from the first Italian publications of the early 16th century, to the recent works of Carter, Berio, and Crumb. Projects include the transcription of tablature notation systems from the Renaissance and Baroque. Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204 .
  
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    MUCH 455 - Ludwig van Beethoven


    3 Credit(s)

    Music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Historical and biographical factors affecting his music and his influence on the composers who followed him. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 205 , MUCB 206 .
  
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    MUCH 461 - Gender & Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective


    3 Credit(s)

    This course explores the fascinating relationship between music and gender across the world, including how social, economic, and political circumstances influence gender roles and behavior, including an examination of representations of gender in various musical contexts. During the course, students will have the opportunity to consider how social institutions, media, and political organizations embrace, construct, subvert, and re-enforce gendered practices and identities. Major topics may include music and masculinity, gender performance, gender in jazz, re-gendering tradition, dance and the body, non-Western female composers, and gender in world music media and marketing. Fall.

  
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    MUCH 470 - Post-Romantic Music: 1870-1914


    3 Credit(s)

    European art music and its cultural content at the turn of the twentieth century. Emphasis on the stylistic features and aesthetics that informed late-romanticism, impressionism, exoticism, expressionism and primitivism. Listening, analysis, papers, presentations required. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204 .
  
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    MUCH 495 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCH 498 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCH 595 - Special Topics


    3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCH 605 - The German Lied


    3 Credit(s)

    Development of the German Lied from Reichardt to Webern. Style characteristics of the major exponents of the German Lied with emphasis on the interrelationship among poetic scansion, literary content, and musical analysis.

  
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    MUCH 611 - Introduction to Graduate Study


    3 Credit(s)

    Survey of bibliographic and resource materials in music, education, and music education. Examination of basic research methodologies, techniques and procedures and their practical applications. Core course for all Master of Music degrees.

  
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    MUCH 612 - Opera Literature


    3 Credit(s)

    A survey of styles introduced through representative works from Monteverdi to contemporary American opera.

  
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    MUCH 614 - Symphonic Literature


    3 Credit(s)

    Examination of symphonic works in the standard repertoire. Emphasis will be placed upon the aesthetic, stylistic, and historical aspects of the literature.

  
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    MUCH 621 - Renaissance Culture and Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Musical styles from 1400 to 1600, including sacred and secular genres within a cultural context.

  
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    MUCH 622 - Music of the Baroque


    3 Credit(s)

    Style, form and historical developments in vocal and Instrumental music from Monteverdi to J. S. Bach.

  
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    MUCH 623 - Music of the Viennese Classicists


    3 Credit(s)

    Musical styles from 1750 to 1830. Music of the Mannheim School, Haydn, Mozart, Gluck and Beethoven in relation to preceding and following periods.

  
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    MUCH 624 - Music of the Nineteenth Century


    3 Credit(s)

    Music literature from Beethoven to Debussy. Consideration of stylistic and formal elements together with aesthetic principles and historical perspectives.

  
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    MUCH 638 - Music in America


    3 Credit(s)

    Survey of the variety of musical experiences in the United States, including Native-American music, early American psalmody, and the respective developments leading to jazz and the commercial genres. Special emphasis will be given to major movements and composers of the cultivated tradition and the avant-garde.

  
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    MUCH 641 - J. S. Bach


    3 Credit(s)

    Examination of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Historical and biographical factors which influenced Bach’s composition will receive major consideration. Class performance will be included.

  
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    MUCH 670 - Post-Romantic Music: 1870-1914


    3 Credit(s)

    European art music and its cultural content at the turn of the twentieth century. Emphasis on the stylistic features and aesthetics that informed late-romanticism, impressionism, exoticism, expressionism and primitivism. Listening, analysis, papers, presentations required.

  
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    MUCH 695 - Special Topics


    3 Credit(s)


Music Studio

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    MUCS 510 - Non-Major [Instrument] Studio


    1 Credit(s)

    Applied studio instruction for Crane graduate students on instruments not required for degree completion. Weekly lessons (30 minutes per week) with a faculty instructor. Concurrent registration in a major ensemble may be additionally required. By permission of instructor only.

  
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    MUCS 620 - Performance Concentration


    2 Credit(s)

    Applied studio instruction for Crane graduate students not enrolled in the Performance degree. Concurrent registration in a major ensemble may be additionally required. By permission of instructor only.

  
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    MUCS 630 - Performance Concentration


    3 Credit(s)

    Private studio instruction for Performance majors on student’s principal performance medium.

    Prerequisite(s): availability and consent of instructor.

Music History/Literature Liberal Arts

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    MULH 101 - Crane Live!


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AC credit.
    Focus on a variety of concerts and recitals in The Crane School of Music. Students gain understanding of all that goes into preparation for public performance. Fall and Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): Non-music major.
  
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    MULH 110 - Music Through the Ages


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AC credit.
    Music exists in many forms, and every culture has music; it can make us laugh, cry, sing, and dance. This course explores all types of music, from ancient times to the present day, with an emphasis on deepening students’ understanding and ability to listen to music in an informed and meaningful way. Non-music majors only. Fall and Spring.

  
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    MULH 161 - Global Popular Music and Urban Cultures


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: XC credit.
    In this course students will be introduced to a wide variety of popular music, performers, contexts, and issues from around the globe. The course will examine issues connected to globalization, Westernization, nationalism, politics, identity, diasporas, new technologies, the record industry, cross-cultural influences, and the negotiation between tradition and modernity. Major genres explored may include Gospel, Reggae, Hiplife, Makossa, Bollywood, Salsa, Forro, and Merengue. Course counts toward the Africana Studies minor. Instructor permission required for music majors. As warranted.

  
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    MULH 195 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MULH 198 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MULH 201 - Topics in Music History for Non-Majors


    3 Credit(s)

    Instruction designed for non-music majors in topics related to music history. Topics may include Film Music History, History of Jazz, History of Rock Music, Opera, composer, period or genre specific studies and others. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Non-music majors only. As warranted.

  
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    MULH 204 - Introduction to Musical Theatre


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AC credit.
    Music in a theatrical setting. Emphasis on American stage: Broadway musicals and American opera. Development of music-drama medium. Non-music majors only. As warranted.

  
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    MULH 211 - Topics in Ethnomusicology for Non-Majors


    3 Credit(s)

    Instruction designed for non-music majors in topics related to ethnomusicology. Topics may include Music of Africa, Latin American Music, World Music, and others. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Non-music majors only. As warranted.

 

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