Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2010/2011)
12.3 Music Theory Courses

1107

Materials and Techniques of Music I

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. This course meets three hours per week.

CO: Music 1117

CR: the former Music 110A, the former Music 1113

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

1108

Materials and Techniques of Music II

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. This course meets three hours per week.

CR: the former Music 110B, the former Music 1114

PR: Music 1107

1116

Basic Musicianship

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

CH: 1

UL: not applicable to the Bachelor of Music degree.

1117

Aural Skills I

is a course on sightsinging and dictation. This course meets two hours per week.

CH: 1

CO: Music 1107

PR: a minimum grade of 75% in Music 1116 or successful completion of the Theory Placement Test.

1118

Aural Skills II

is a continuation of Music 1117. This course meets two hours per week.

CH: 1

PR: Music 1107, 1117

1120

Rudiments I

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

UL: not applicable to the Bachelor of Music degree.

1127

Keyboard Harmony I

is an introduction to practical keyboard harmony skills. This course meets one hour per week.

CH: 0

CO: Music 1107

PR: Music 1107, successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Test.

UL: may not be taken for credit by students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument.

1128

Keyboard Harmony II

is a continuation of Music 1127. This course meets one hour per week.

CH: 1

PR: Music 1107, 1127

UL: may not be taken for credit by students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument .

1137

Advanced Keyboard Harmony I

is keyboard harmony skills for keyboard players. This course meets one hour per week.

CH: 0

CO: Music 1107

PR: Music 1107, permission of the instructor for students whose principal applied study is not a keyboard instrument.

1138

Advanced Keyboard Harmony II

is a continuation of Music 1137. This course meets one hour per week.

CH: 1

PR: Music 1107, 1137, permission of the instructor for students whose principal applied study is not a keyboard instrument.

2107

Materials and Techniques of Music III

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. This course meets three hours per week.

CR: the former Music 210A, the former Music 2113

PR: Music 1108

2108

Materials and Techniques of Music IV

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. This course meets three hours per week.

CH: 3

CR: the former Music 210B, the former Music 2114

PR: Music 2107

2117

Aural Skills III

is a continuation of Music 1118. This course meets two hours per week.

CH: 1

PR: Music 1108, 1118

2118

Aural Skills IV

is a continuation of Music 2117. This course meets two hours per week.

CH: 1

PR: Music 2107, 2117

2127

Keyboard Harmony III

is a continuation of Music 1128. This course meets one hour per week.

CH: 0

PR: Music 1108, 1128

UL: may not be taken for credit by students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument .

2128

Keyboard Harmony IV

is a continuation of Music 2127. This course meets one hour per week.

CH: 1

PR: Music 2107, 2127

UL: may not be taken for credit by students whose principal applied study is a keyboard instrument .

2137

Advanced Keyboard Harmony III

is a continuation of Music 1138. This course meets one hour per week.

CH: 0

PR: Music 1108, 1138, permission of the instructor for students whose principal applied study is not a keyboard instrument.

2138

Advanced Keyboard Harmony IV

is a continuation of Music 2137. This course meets one hour per week.

CH: 1

PR: Music 2107, 2137, permission of the instructor for students whose principal applied study is not a keyboard instrument.

3100

Composition I

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.

PR: Music 1108

3104

Electronic Music Studio Techniques I

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.

PR: Music 1108

3105

Twentieth Century Harmony

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.

PR: Music 2108

3106

Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

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.

PR: Music 1108

3107

Materials and Techniques of Music V

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. This course meets three hours per week.

CR: the former Music 310B, the former Music 3114

PR: Music 2108, 1118, and 1128 or 1138

3108

Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

is a study of form and polyphony in eighteenth-century music, including the fugue and the Baroque suite. Assignments include analysis, composition, and written exercises in counterpoint.

CR: the former Music 310A, the former Music 3113

PR: Music 2107

3109

Jazz Theory and Arranging

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

PR: Music 2108

3112

Orchestration and Arranging 1

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

CH: the former Music 3102

PR: Music 2108 or permission of the instructor

3117

Aural Skills V

is a continuation of Music 2118. This course meets two hours per week.

CH: 1

PR: Music 2108, 2118

4100

Advanced Composition

is a continuation of Music 3100.

PR: Music 3100

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours

4103

Theory/Composition Seminar

- inactive course.

4104

Electronic Music Studio Techniques II

- inactive course.

4105

Special Topics in Music Theory

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

CH: 1

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 3 credit hours

4106

Special Topics in Music Theory

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

CH: 2

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 4 credit hours

4107

Special Topics in Music Theory

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

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours

4112

Orchestration and Arranging 2

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

CR: the former Music 4102

PR: Music 3112, or the former Music 3102, or permission of the instructor.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).