Oct 03, 2022  
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 History/Literature Liberal Arts

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    MULH 261 - Music of Africa


    3 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: XC credit.
    This course provides an introduction to a variety of musics in Africa, exploring how diverse people make and perform music on the continent and in the African diaspora. Through topical and regional case studies such as Shona mbira music, Anlo-Ewe drumming and dancing, and a type of Nigerian popular music known as jùjú, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with particular pieces of music and the contexts, instruments, forms, and practices surrounding them. Topics may include the role of music in African communities, the relationship between music and traditional ceremonies and rituals, the politics of music during the colonial and post-colonial periods, and the globalization of African music. Special attention will be paid to the political and ethical dimensions of music making in an increasingly global world. Although some meetings will be devoted to music performance, students do not need to have any prior musical experience. Non-music majors only. Fall.

  
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    MULH 295 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MULH 298 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MULH 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. As warranted.

  
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    MULH 395 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MULH 398 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MULH 495 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MULH 498 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)


Music History and Literature (Music Majors and Non-Music Majors)

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    MUAH 195 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAH 198 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAH 295 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAH 298 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAH 301 - History of Rock Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Survey of historical and stylistic characteristics of major rock genres and movements. As warranted.

  
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    MUAH 350 - Women in Music


    3 Credit(s)

    History of women in music, including teachers, administrators, and patrons, as well as composers, performers, and conductors from ancient Greece to the present. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 202 , MUCB 205 , and MUCB 206 .
  
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    MUAH 395 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAH 398 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAH 495 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAH 498 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAH 595 - Special Topics


    3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAH 650 - Women in Music


    3 Credit(s)

    History of women in music, including teachers, administrators, and patrons, as well as composers, performers, and conductors from ancient Greece to the present.

  
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    MUAH 695 - Special Topics


    3 Credit(s)


Music Industry

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    MUAI 195 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAI 198 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAI 295 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAI 298 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUAI 320 - Music Business Technology


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is a hands-on introduction to MIDI, digital audio, multimedia, and internet application technology. The course also covers how such technologies might be applied in a music industry setting. Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUAI 327  and @MUAI 328 .
  
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    @MUAI 327 - Music Business I


    3 Credit(s)

    Study of songwriting, licensing and copyright laws, promotion, publishing, and music unions. Fall.

  
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    @MUAI 328 - Music Business II


    3 Credit(s)

    Discussion of radio production, artist management, concert promotion, theatrical production, music merchandising, and arts administration. Non-sequential with @MUAI 327 . Spring.

  
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    @MUAI 329 - Essential Practices in Music Business


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is intended to help prepare Senior Music Business majors who are preparing to complete @MUAI 422  (the Music Business Internship) and preparing for the music industry job market. The goal of the course will be to cover a variety of situations and protocols that Music Business majors will encounter if they are employed in Arts Administration, the Recording Industry or Music products. For Music Business majors only. Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUAI 327  and @MUAI 328 , ECON 110  and 115, @ACCT 201 , @MGMT 301 , and @MKTG 301 .
  
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    MUAI 395 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAI 398 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUAI 400 - Legal Aspects of the Music Industry


    3 Credit(s)

    In-depth investigation of students’ topics of choice. Final document detailing students’ work is required. Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUAI 327  and @MUAI 328 .
  
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    @MUAI 401 - Arts Administration


    3 Credit(s)

    An in-depth study of administration within non-profit arts organizations, covering topics such as how to plan, organize, implement and evaluate marketing; arts-in-education programs; staffing; venue management; and fundraising efforts. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUAI 327  and @MUAI 328 .
  
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    @MUAI 402 - Music Grant Writing


    3 Credit(s)

    A comprehensive examination of the process of grant writing for funding of nonprofit music organizations. The course delves into the planning process in depth, and covers areas such as drafting a basic proposal, conducting research, cultivating prospective funders, and managing the results of proposal submissions. Restricted to Crane School of Music students. Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUAI 328 .
  
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    @MUAI 410 - Music Merchandising and Retail


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is a specific study of topics related to music retailing including promotion, financing, accounts payable/receivable inventory control, and online marketing. Spring, even years.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUAI 327  and @MUAI 328 .
  
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    @MUAI 421 - Practicum in Music Business


    2 Credit(s)

    Independent study at a site related to the student’s specific area of interest in the music industry. May be completed during the summer. Fall, Spring and Summer.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUAI 327  and @MUAI 328  with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
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    @MUAI 422 - Music Business Internship


    1-12 Credit(s)

    Independent study at a site related to the student’s specific area of interest in the music industry. May be completed during Summer Session. Fall, Spring and Summer.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUAI 329  with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
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    @MUAI 431 - Recording and Production Techniques


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to recording techniques including multi-track recording, sound reinforcement and applying effects. Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUAI 327  and @MUAI 328 .
  
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    @MUAI 432 - Advanced Recording & Production Techniques


    3 Credit(s)

    The continuation of recording techniques including multi-track recording, sound reinforcement, and applying effects in more advanced situations and within more in depth attention. Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): MUAI 431  with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
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    @MUAI 433 - Inside a Record Label


    3 Credit(s)

    As warranted.

  
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    MUAI 495 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAI 498 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUAI 595 - Special Topics


    1-15 Credit(s)


Music Performance Liberal Arts

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    @MULP 101 - Class Piano I


    2 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AE credit.
    Class instruction for beginning piano. Non-music majors only. As warranted.

  
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    @MULP 102 - Class Piano II


    2 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AE credit.
    Class instruction for beginning piano. Non-music majors only. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): @MULP 101 .
  
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    @MULP 103 - Class Voice I


    2 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AE credit.
    For students interested in developing better singing voices. Includes vocal literature suitable to stage of development of individuals in class. Non-music majors only. Fall.

  
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    @MULP 104 - Class Voice II


    2 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AE credit.
    Continuation of @MULP 103 . Non-music majors only. Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): @MULP 103 .
  
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    @MULP 105 - Instrumental Lessons for Non-Music Majors


    2 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AE credit.
    Private or small class instruction in instruments of band and orchestra by qualified music majors under faculty supervision. Non-music majors only. May be repeated for credit. Admission dependent upon availability of Crane student teachers. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MULP 106 - Piano Lessons for Non-Music Majors


    2 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AE credit.
    Non-music majors only. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MULP 107 - Voice Lessons for Non-Music Majors


    2 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AE credit.
    Private vocal instruction by qualified music majors under faculty supervision. Non-music majors only. May be repeated for credit. Admission dependent upon availability of Crane student teacher. Fall and Spring.

  
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    @MULP 129 - Beginning Guitar


    2 Credit(s)

    Gen Ed: AE credit.
    Class instruction in beginning guitar. Both chords and note-reading will be explored and applied to a variety of guitar styles. No previous musical experience is necessary. The student must supply their own guitar. Non-music majors only. As warranted.

  
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    MULP 195 - Special Topics


    43112 Credit(s)

  
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    MULP 198 - Tutorial


    43103 Credit(s)

  
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    MULP 295 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MULP 298 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MULP 395 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MULP 398 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MULP 495 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MULP 498 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)


Music Research (Music Majors Only)

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    MUCR 195 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCR 198 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCR 295 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCR 298 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCR 395 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCR 398 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUCR 410 - Music Bibliography


    1 Credit(s)

    Introduction to library resources, including narratives, bibliographies, archives, and the World Wide Web. Application of research methods, including bibliographic citation in notes and reference lists. Presentation of the research process from topic formulation to scholarly publication. Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 205  and MUCB 206  and MUCB 323 .
  
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    MUCR 488 - Research Project in Musical Studies


    2 Credit(s)

    Written research project that, with the aid of a faculty adviser will allow the Musical Studies major to draw together knowledge and experience. Fall and Spring.

  
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    MUCR 495 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCR 498 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)


Music Technical (Music Majors and Non-Music Majors)

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    MUAC 430 - Production Techniques/Music Theatre


    3 Credit(s)

    Development of basic skills in music theatre production management. Includes practical hands-on experience working on a Crane School of Music opera production. The course is designed for music performers, as well as music educators.

  
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    MUAC 630 - Production Techniques for Music Theatre


    3 Credit(s)

    Development of basic skills in music theatre production management. Includes practical hands-on experience working on a Crane School of Music opera production. The course is designed for music performers, as well as music educators.


Music Theory and Composition (Music Majors Only)

Courses are offered each semester unless otherwise designated.

  
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    MUCH 460 - Introduction to Ethnomusicology


    3 Credit(s)

    This course explores the unique historical and methodological developments of the discipline of ethnomusicology. The course explores how and why ethnomusicologist do the work they do, and consider from an ethnographic perspective the myriad of ways in which people make music across the globe. Course topics many include music-cultures, tradition, ethnomusicology in the modern world, comparative musicology, European musical folklore, the anthropology of music, fieldwork practices, ethnography, ethics, music and politics, representation, virtual music, communities, musical advocacy, and work music pedagogy. The course will examine the history of fieldwork, and emphasize the practical skills necessary for engaging in fieldwork, which will culminate in student’s final ethnographic research projects. As warranted

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204  with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
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    MUCT 195 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCT 198 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCT 295 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCT 298 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUCT 301 - Composition I


    3 Credit(s)

    Composing for solo instruments and small chamber ensembles and voice in a variety of contemporary non-vernacular styles. Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): all components of Musicianship Core Sequence.
  
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    @MUCT 302 - Composition II


    3 Credit(s)

    In Composition II, students will continue work begun in Composition I, reinforcing techniques of composition through active composition, analysis, demonstration and listening. The primary focus of Composition II will be on the creation of chamber music. Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): all components of Musicianship Core Sequence.
  
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    @MUCT 330 - Jazz Theory and Arranging


    3 Credit(s)

    In depth exploration of jazz harmonic practices, including functional harmony, chord construction, and chord relationships, Students apply theoretical concepts by writing arrangements for small and large jazz ensembles. Fall, even years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 105 .
  
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    @MUCT 335 - Jazz Improvisation I


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduction to the basics of jazz improvisation. Participants perform in every class. Emphasis on basic tonal systems for improvisation, stylistic and rhythmic concepts, developing creative improvisational thinking. Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 105 .
  
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    MUCT 395 - Special Topics


    1-12 Credit(s)

  
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    MUCT 398 - Tutorial


    1-3 Credit(s)

  
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    @MUCT 411 - Computer Music Composition


    3 Credit(s)

    Art of composing with electronically generated sound. Major works and independent compositions. Open to all students with permission. Fall.

  
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    @MUCT 412 - Advanced Computer Music Composition


    3 Credit(s)

    This advanced course in electronic and computer music composition takes knowledge gained in @MUCT 411  and expands and solidifies it by more deeply investigating the tenets of digital audio theory, sampling, synthesis techniques, and graphical programming, culminating in dynamic student work that is at the forefront of the world of digital music creation. Working through a full array of concepts related to digital audio synthesis techniques - such as granular synthesis, frequency and amplitude modulation, and digital filter theory - students can expect to listen to a number of works in the repertoire, realize analog works in the digital domain and most importantly, gain facility in using their computers as modes of artistic expression. Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 205 .
  
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    @MUCT 414 - Modal Counterpoint


    3 Credit(s)

    16thcentury contrapuntal techniques, including species counterpoint exercises and imitative vocal procedures. As warranted.

  
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    @MUCT 415 - Tonal Counterpoint


    3 Credit(s)

    Contrapuntal music of the Baroque era with emphasis on works of J. S. Bach. The study of two- and three-voice counterpoint, invention, forms based on the chorale, invertible counterpoint, and fugue. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 203  and MUCB 204 .
  
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    @MUCT 416 - Counterpoint


    3 Credit(s)

    Survey of 16thcentury and 18thcentury contrapuntal techniques and genres, including both written exercises and examples. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 205  and MUCB 206 .
  
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    @MUCT 417 - Theory/Analysis of Tonal Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Study of selected analytic approaches to tonal music, including issues of form, harmony, and style. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 203  and MUCB 204 .
  
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    @MUCT 419 - Analysis of Masterworks


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will engage in a variety of analytical activities involving listening and score study, supplemented by readings related to musical masterworks from the Common Practice period through the 20th Century. Projects may include written and graphic analyses, a transcription project, presentations on readings, and performance comparisons. Works studied may vary from semester to semester. As warranted

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , MUCB 204  and MUCB 323 .
  
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    @MUCT 420 - Theory and Analysis of 20th Century Music


    3 Credit(s)

    Study of selected analytic approaches to 20th century music, including pitch-class set theory and twelve-tone (serial) theory. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 205  and MUCB 206 .
  
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    @MUCT 421 - Orchestration


    3 Credit(s)

    Techniques of orchestration for various instrumental ensembles at an advanced level culminating in the scoring of a work for full orchestra or wind ensemble. As warranted.

  
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    @MUCT 422 - Jazz Styles and Analysis


    3 Credit(s)

    In depth analysis of recorded improvised solos by recognized jazz musicians. Students transcribe solos from recordings and present to class with analysis. Spring, odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 203 .
  
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    @MUCT 424 - Advanced Jazz Improvisation


    2 Credit(s)

    Continuation of skills mastered in Improvisation I. Emphasis on advanced tonal systems and harmonic structures for improvisation, further development of creative techniques. Spring, even years.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUCT 335 .
  
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    @MUCT 425 - Analysis of Rock Music


    3 Credit(s)

    By the end of the course, students will be able to discover and critique aspects of phrase rhythm, key, mode, cadences, harmonic palettes, and harmonic succession that differentiate rock music from common-practice art music. They will also be able to identify and discuss some aspects of rock music that are similar or identical to aspects of art music. Finally, they will learn some of the issues and skills involved in the study of popular music. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 201 , MUCB 202 , MUCB 205 , MUCB 206 , and MUCB 323 .
  
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    @MUCT 426 - Pedagogy of Music Theory


    3 Credit(s)

    This course encompasses the study and development of teaching approaches necessary for the music theory class. Both college and pre-college curricula are examined, as well as the inclusion of computer-assisted instruction. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 205  and MUCB 206 .
  
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    @MUCT 430 - Studio Composition


    3 Credit(s)

    Studio instruction in composition. Fall and Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): Musical Studies major with concentration in composition.
  
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    @MUCT 440 - Studio Electronic Composition


    3 Credit(s)

    Studio instruction in electronic and computer music composition. For Musical Studies, composition track majors only. Fall and Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): @MUCT 411 .
  
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    @MUCT 451 - Computer Music Programming


    3 Credit(s)

    Exploring a variety of signal processing techniques, this course introduces students to the world of computer programming for music using a variety of digital tools. Students will compose fixed media works, realize interactive electroacoustic compositions, explore improvisation, and take part in the Electroacoustic Music Salon Concert. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 205  (may be taken concurrently).
  
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    MUCT 455 - Music of Beethoven


    3 Credit(s)

    A study of Beethoven’s life and works, involving harmonic, formal, and stylistic analysis. As warranted.

    Prerequisite(s): MUCB 202 , MUCB 203 , and MUCB 204 .
  
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    @MUCT 490 - Compositions Capstone Portfolio & Jury


    1 Credit(s)

    During the final semester of their degree program, each Composition major will submit a Capstone Composition Portfolio for review/approval by the faculty. The portfolio will include scores, recordings, and written materials documenting their work toward their degree. After submitting the portfolio, the student will meet with members of the composition faculty for an evaluation of the portfolio. Must be taken S/U. As warranted.

    Corequisite(s): @MUCT 430  or @MUCT 440 .
 

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