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School of Music (2007/2008)
10.3 Music Theory Courses

1107

Materials and Techniques of Music I

(3 credit hours)

is the study of the basic materials of the common-practice period, including a review of rudiments with emphasis on building an understanding of the underlying concepts involved; introduction to melody writing; introduction to voice leading with emphasis on chorale style; analysis and composition of smaller formal elements. Three hours per week.

Prerequisite: Music 1120 with a minimum mark of 75% or successful completion of the Theory Placement Test.

Co-requisite: Music 1117.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for more than one of Music 110A, 1107 and 1113.

1108

Materials and Techniques of Music II

(3 credit hours)

is a continuation of Music 1107. Harmonic vocabulary is expanded to include all diatonic triads and seventh chords, with an introduction to chromatic harmony; beginning study of writing for keyboard and band/orchestra instruments; analysis and composition of small binary and ternary forms, introduction to jazz harmony. Three hours per week.

Prerequisite: Music 1107.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for more than one of Music 110B, 1108 and 1114.

1116

Basic Musicianship

(1 credit hour)

is an introduction to sightsinging and dictation for students whose level of preparation is not adequate for Music 1117. Two hours per week.

Note:

Credit for this course may not be applied to the Bachelor of Music degree.

1117

Aural Skills I

(1 credit hour)

is a course on sightsinging and dictation. Two hours per week.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 75% in Music 1116 or successful completion of the Theory Placement Test.

Co-requisite: Music 1107.

1118

Aural Skills II

(1 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 1117. Two hours per week.

Prerequisites: Music 1107, 1117.

1120

Rudiments I

(3 credit hours)

is an introductory course in music rudiments and theory. Development of aural skills is emphasized. Three hours per week.

Note:

Credit for this course may not be applied to the Bachelor of Music Degree.

1127

Keyboard Harmony I

(0 credit hour)

is an introduction to practical keyboard harmony skills. One hour per week. Students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument may not receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite: successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Test.

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Music 1107.

1128

Keyboard Harmony II

(1 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 1127. One hour per week. Students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument may not receive credit for this course.

Prerequisites: Music 1107, 1127.

1137

Advanced Keyboard Harmony I

(0 credit hour)

is keyboard harmony skills for keyboard players. One hour per week. For students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument. Others by permission of the Director.

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Music 1107.

1138

Advanced Keyboard Harmony II

(1 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 1137. One hour per week. For students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument. Others by permission of the Director.

Prerequisites: Music 1107, 1137.

2107

Materials and Techniques of Music III

(3 credit hours)

is a study of chromatic harmony with emphasis on both writing and analysis. Continuing studies in techniques of orchestration; study of larger binary and compound ternary forms. Three hours per week.

Prerequisite: Music 1108.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for more than one of Music 210A, 2107 and 2113.

2108

Materials and Techniques of Music IV

(3 credit hours)

is a continuing study of chromatic harmony with an emphasis on enharmonic modulation and other advanced chromatic techniques. Introduction to Impressionism; introduction to selected 20th-century compositional techniques; use of form in late 19th- and 20th- century composition.

Written work will include both analysis and composition exercises in the styles studied. Three hours per week.

Prerequisite: Music 2107.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for more than one of Music 210B, 2108 and 2114.

2117

Aural Skills III

(1 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 1118. Two hours per week.

Prerequisites: Music 1108, 1118.

2118

Aural Skills IV

(1 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 2117. Two hours per week.

Prerequisites: Music 2107, 2117.

2127

Keyboard Harmony III

(0 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 1128. One hour per week. Students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument may not receive credit for this course.

Prerequisites: Music 1108, 1128.

2128

Keyboard Harmony IV

(1 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 2127. One hour per week. Students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument may not receive credit for this course.

Prerequisites: Music 2107, 2127.

2137

Advanced Keyboard Harmony III

(0 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 1138. One hour per week. For students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument. Others by permission of the Director.

Prerequisites: Music 1108, 1138.

2138

Advanced Keyboard Harmony IV

(1 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 2137. One hour per week. For students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument. Others by permission of the Director.

Prerequisites: Music 2107, 2137.

3100

Composition I

(3 credit hours)

is an introduction to basic compositional techniques and their application through the writing of original music for choral and/or instrumental resources. No previous training in composition is required.

Prerequisite: Music 1108.

3104

Electronic Music Studio Techniques I

(3 credit hours)

is a course designed to give basic instruction in the theory, technique, and philosophy of electronic music composition. Students obtain the skills necessary to operate the equipment of an electronic music studio (including mixers, synthesizers, and samplers) and to use them in appropriate and creative ways. Objectives of the course are achieved through lecture, lab experiences, listening and practical application.

Prerequisite: Music 1108.

3105

Twentieth Century Harmony

(3 credit hours)

is a study of compositional devices used in the twentieth century. Topics include minimalism, new tonality, aleatorism, atonality, set theory, serial techniques, and electronic music.

Prerequisite: Music 2108.

3106

Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

(3 credit hours)

is a course combining the analytical study of 16th-century sacred polyphony with an emphasis on the development of compositional skills in this style. Students will be required to write two- and three-part counterpoint exercises and a motet. The principal composers studied will be Palestrina, Lassus and Victoria. Some listening and singing assignments are required.

Prerequisite: Music 1108.

3107

Materials and Techniques of Music V

(3 credit hours)

is a study of major post-Baroque forms and genres, including sonata, rondo, sonata-rondo, variation, symphony, and concerto, as well as selected twentieth-century styles and techniques. Three hours per week.

Prerequisites: Music 2108, 1118, and 1128 or 1138.

Note:

Credit may not be obtained for more than one of Music 310B, 3107 and 3114.

3108

Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

- inactive course.

3109

Jazz Theory and Arranging

(3 credit hours)

is an introduction to jazz theory and the principles of arranging for jazz ensembles.

Prerequisite: Music 2108.

3112

Orchestration and Arranging 1

(3 credit hours)

examines the principles of Orchestration and Arranging for instrumental ensembles with emphasis on the small ensemble.

Prerequisite: Music 2108 or permission of the instructor.

Note:

Credit may not be received for both Music 3102 and 3112.

3117

Aural Skills V

(1 credit hour)

is a continuation of Music 2118. Two hours per week.

Prerequisites: Music 2108, 2118.

4100

Advanced Composition

(3 credit hours per semester. Maximum: 6 credit hours)

is a continuation of Music 3100.

Prerequisite: Music 3100.

4103

Theory/Composition Seminar

- inactive course.

4104

Electronic Music Studio Techniques II

- inactive course.

4105

Special Topics in Music Theory

(1 credit hour per semester Maximum: 3 credit hours)

will have topics to be studied announced by the School of Music.

4106

Special Topics in Music Theory

(2 credit hours per semester Maximum: 4 credit hours)

will have topics to be studied announced by the School of Music.

4107

Special Topics in Music Theory

(3 credit hours per semester Maximum: 6 credit hours)

will have topics to be studied announced by the School of Music.

4112

Orchestration and Arranging 2

(3 credit hours)

examines the principles of Orchestration and Arranging for instrumental ensembles with emphasis on the large ensemble.

Prerequisite: Music 3102, 3112 or permission of the instructor.

Note:

Credit may not be received for both Music 4112 and the former 4102.