Fall 2021 Course Information

Below is the list of courses offered by the School of Music for the fall 2021 semester with textbook information. For detailed information about course descriptions, restrictions, and pre-requisite requirements, please reference the School of Graduate Studies Calendar (2020/2021).

MUS 6000 Research Methods (1 credit hour). An introduction to music research consisting of an exploration of a variety of print and online tools for finding printed and recorded music and research on music; ensuring appropriate citation of sources; writing program/liner notes and reviews. The course meets 1 hour a week for 12 weeks. Required of all M.Mus. students and should be taken in the student’s first semester.

MUS 6008 Orchestral Repertoire (3 credit hours). A survey of orchestral repertoire for instrumental conducting majors.

MUS 6100 Score Study and Analysis (3 credit hours). Development of skills for the study, comprehension and preparation of musical scores in a variety of genres. Required for all conducting majors.

MUS 6210 Instrumental Conducting I (3 credit hours) is designed to develop conducting and rehearsal techniques for instrumental conducting at the graduate level.

  • Green, Elizabeth A.H., and Mark Gibson. The Modern Conductor, 7th edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2003.

MUS 6211 Instrumental Conducting II (3 credit hours) is a continuation of MUS 6210.

MUS 6310 Choral Conducting I (3 credit hours) is designed to develop conducting and rehearsal techniques for choral conducting at the graduate level.

MUS 6311 Choral Conducting II (3 credit hours) is a continuation of MUS 6310.

MUS 6400 Music Pedagogy (3 credit hours). A course designed to provide students with knowledge of resources and pedagogical approaches used in studio teaching for all instruments and/or voice at various levels. Topics include basic anatomy for the promotion of healthy technique, pedagogical theories, materials for teaching music theory and musicianship, reading and memorizing music, music technology, group teaching, managing a teaching studio and tax issues for studio teachers.

MUS 645A/B Principal Applied Study I (3 credit hours per semester for two semesters). For students in the performance major. Includes a weekly one-hour individual lesson and may include weekly studio class and/or other requirements to be specified by the instructor during the first week of classes.

MUS 646A/B Secondary Principal Applied Study (2 credit hours per semester for two semesters). Includes a weekly one-hour individual lesson in an applied study area other than the student's principal instrument or voice.

MUS 647A/B Principal Applied Study I (3 credit hours per semester for two semesters). For students in the Performance/Pedagogy major. Includes a weekly one-hour individual lesson and may include weekly studio class and/or other requirements to be specified by the instructor during the first week of classes.

MUS 6502 Opera Workshop (2 credit hours) and MUS 6503 (3 credit hours).

MUS 6504 Chamber Music (1 credit hour), MUS 6500 (2 credit hours), and MUS 6501 (3 credit hours). Student ensembles must prepare and perform a program of 10-15 minutes of repertoire. Six hours of coaching per semester.

MUS 6505 Conducted Instrumental Ensemble (1 credit hour per semester). Participation in orchestra, wind ensemble or jazz ensemble. Graduate students will be expected to play a leadership role in the ensemble.

MUS 6600 Pedagogy Seminar (3 credit hours) is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of resources and pedagogical approaches used in studio teaching at various levels. This semester's Pedagogy Seminar will be open to students whose Principal Applied Instruments are flute, voice, or low brass.

MUS 6701 Music in the Community (1 credit hour), MUS 6702 (2 credit hours), and MUS 6703 (3 credit hours). Students explore the role of the artist in the community by planning and carrying out a community music-making project. Students will be required to propose a viable collaborative project prior to registering.

MUS 7001 Research Methods in Ethnomusicology

MUS 7002 Research Paper (3 credit hours). Major research project, which must be approved in advance. Normally taken by ethnomusicology students, but also taken by M.Mus students holding CGS Master’s Scholarships from SSRHC.

MUS 7310 Choral Conducting III (3 credit hours) is a continuation of MUS 6311.

MUS 745A/B Principal Applied Study II (3 credit hours per semester for two semesters) is a continuation of Music 645A/B for students in the Performance Major.

MUS 747A/B: Principal Applied Study II (3 credit hours per semester for two semesters) is a continuation of Music 647A/B for students in the Performance/Pedagogy Major.

MUS 7011 Musics of Africa and the Americas (3 credit hours). Musical theory, genres, instruments, aesthetics and functions of music in Africa and the Americas, including traditional African musics, neo-African musics of the Americas, and traditional South American musics. Not offered every year.

MUS 8001 Theoretical Issues in the Study of Music (3 credit hours)

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