Music

Not more than eight semester hours from Music 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1950 may be offered for graduation.

MUS 1000            Music Appreciation                                        3 cr.
Offered each semester. An appreciation and analysis from the viewpoint of the listener of representative works in Western art tradition, covering for example, selected masterworks of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bartok, and Stravinsky. No previous knowledge of or about music is required.

MUS 1003            Early Jazz                                                             3 cr.
An introduction to the principal movements, schools, and performers of American Jazz from the New Orleans Era through World War II. No previous knowledge of or about music is required

MUS 1005            Introduction to Music Literature                                                              3 cr.
An introduction to the classics of Western music with special regard to the manner in which traditional, popular, and non-Western musics have influenced the European and American traditions.  This course is designed to expose the music major to a wide variety of musical styles, including the masterworks of European Classical Music, the uniquely American forms of ragtime, blues, jazz and musical theater, as well as rock and contemporary world music.  Required of all music majors in the College of Liberal Arts; non-majors admitted with the permission of the Department.  No prerequisites.

MUS 1100            Fundamentals of Music                                                                                3 cr.
An introduction to the rudiments of music theory including structure, notation, and written and aural skills.

MUS 1101            Theoretical Foundations I                                                                            6 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Comprised of three components - theory, musicianship and piano.  A foundations course in the fundamentals of music grammar, melodic writing and two-voice 16th century contrapuntal techniques, aural and keyboard skills, sight-singing and rhythm training.

MUS 1102            Theoretical Foundations II                                                                          6 cr.
Prerequisite: Music 1101 or equivalent. Comprised of three components - theory, musicianship and piano.  Principles of tonal music as exemplified by selected Baroque composers. Emphasis on melody, rhythm, texture, figured bass, functional harmony, counterpoint, dramatic techniques, and formal structures of the Baroque era, aural and keyboard skills, sight-singing and rhythm training.

MUS 1111            Music Notation                                                                1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Offered each semester. An introduction to the fundamentals of music notation and music copying. Students will learn to organize and execute musical manuscripts both by hand and through the use of music engraving software.

MUS 1200            Applied Lessons for Nonmajors                1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department after required interview and audition. Designed to provide private lesson instruction (30 minutes per week) for nonmajors. Four hours of personal practice per week based upon assignments from lessons is expected. Also available to music majors who want instruction in instrument other than their primary instrument. May be repeated four times for credit.

MUS 1401            Applied Keyboard                                                                                                           2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1402            Applied Keyboard                                                           2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1405            Piano Class                                                                         2 cr.
Class instruction in piano for music majors not majoring in piano. Two one-hour classes and six hours practice per week. These courses are intended for music majors with little or no previous piano training.

MUS 1406            Piano Class                                                                         2 cr.
Class instruction in piano for music majors not majoring in piano. Two one-hour classes and six hours practice per week. These courses are intended for music majors with little or no previous piano training.

MUS 1407            Piano Class                                                                                                         2 cr.
Class instruction in piano for music majors not majoring in piano. Two one-hour classes and six hours practice per week. These courses are intended for music majors with little or no previous piano training.

MUS 1408            Piano Class                                                                         2 cr.
Class instruction in piano for music majors not majoring in piano. Two one-hour classes and six hours practice per week. These courses are intended for music majors with little or no previous piano training.

MUS 1411            Piano for Everyone                                                                         2 cr.
A group instruction piano course for those with limited or no piano or music background. This course teaches students how to read music and play chords in various styles on piano.

MUS 1431            Applied Keyboard-Principal                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1432            Applied Keyboard-Principal                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1501            Applied Voice                                                   2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1502            Applied Voice                                                   2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1505            Voice Class                                                                         2 cr.
Fundamentals of voice production. Class instruction in correct breathing, tone production, and diction. These courses are intended for music majors with little or no previous voice training.

MUS 1506            Voice Class                                                                         2 cr.
Fundamentals of voice production. Class instruction in correct breathing, tone production, and diction. These courses are intended for music majors with little or no previous voice training.

MUS 1507            Voice Class                                                                         2 cr.
Fundamentals of voice production. Class instruction in correct breathing, tone production, and diction. These courses are intended for music majors with little or no previous voice training.

MUS 1508            Voice Class                                                                         2 cr.
Fundamentals of voice production. Class instruction in correct breathing, tone production, and diction. These courses are intended for music majors with little or no previous voice training.

MUS 1511            Voice Class for Non-Music Majors           2 cr.
Introduction to the fundamental principles of singing. Group instruction in voice production. Open to all University students.

MUS 1512            Voice Class for Non-Music Majors                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 1511 or equivalent and consent of department. Introduction to the fundamental principles of singing. Group instruction in voice production. Open to all University students. MUS 1512 is a continuation of MUS 1511.

MUS 1531            Applied Voice-Principal                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1532            Applied Voice-Principal                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1601            Applied Strings                                                                 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1602            Applied Strings                                                                                                 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1611            Guitar for Everyone                                                                        2 cr.
Group instruction in the fundamentals of classical guitar. Open to all University students. Students must have a classical guitar.

MUS 1612            Guitar for Everyone                                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 1611 or equivalent and consent of department. Group instruction in the fundamentals of classical guitar. Open to all University students. Students must have a classical guitar. MUS 1612 is a continuation of MUS 1611.

MUS 1631            Applied Strings-Principal                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1632            Applied Strings-Principal                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1701            Applied Woodwind                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1702            Applied Woodwind                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1711            Applied Brass                                                                    2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1712            Applied Brass                                                                    2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1721            Applied Percussion                                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1722            Applied Percussion                                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 1731            Applied Woodwind-Principal    3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1732            Applied Woodwind-Principal                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1741            Applied Brass-Principal                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1742            Applied Brass-Principal                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1781            Applied Percussion-Principal                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1782            Applied Percussion-Principal                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 1900            Student Recital                                                                 0 cr.
No credit. Offered each semester. Performance laboratory required of all of enrollment. Meets for one hour weekly. May be repeated for credit. Pass-Fail grading.

MUS 1901            Chamber Ensemble                                                                        1 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Intensive study of chamber music and other works for small ensembles. May be repeated for credit to a total of eight semester hours.

MUS 1902            University Jazz Band                                      1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department/Audition Required. Offered each semester. The study and performance of large ensemble jazz materials with emphasis on contemporary idioms. May be repeated for credit to a total of eight semester hours.

MUS 1904            UNO Chorus                                       1 cr.
Offered each semester and open to all University students. Study of choral music of all periods including preparation for public performance. May be repeated for credit to a total of eight semester hours.

MUS 1905            University Chorale                                                          1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department/Audition Required. Offered each semester. Open to all University students. Study and performance of choral literature. Campus and tour performances. Three hours of class per week. May be repeated for credit to a total of eight semester hours.

MUS 1907            Piano Accompaniment                                                  1 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Guided experience in sight-reading, preparation and performance of accompaniments for vocal and instrumental performers. May be repeated for credit to a total of eight semester hours.

MUS 1908            Wind Ensemble                                                                               1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department/Audition Required. Offered each semester. Study and performance of advanced repertoire for wind ensemble. May be repeated for credit to a total of eight semester hours.

MUS 1910            University Orchestra                                                                      1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department/Audition Required. Offered each semester. Study and performance of orchestral repertoire. May be repeated for credit to a total of eight semester hours.

MUS 2000            Field Research in the Arts                                                            1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
(FTA 2000, FA 2000, and MUS 2000 are cross-listed)  Prerequisite: consent of department. Special research project in the arts involving field experience and study outside the city of New Orleans. Advance preparation for the project will include conference with or lecture by the faculty and readings in the specific areas to be studied. The study trip will consist of attendance at a minimum of four theatrical or musical performances or a minimum of eight hours spent in visits to exhibits or museums for each hour of credit. A follow-up paper on a research topic inspired by the trip will be required. May be repeated for up to six hours of credit. Credit will be given for only FTA 2000, FA 2000, or MUS 2000 for the same trip.

MUS 2001            Special Topics in Music                                                                 1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Specific areas of interest will be studied under the direction of a faculty member. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

MUS 2005            Introduction To Music Technology                               3 cr.
Prerequisite:  MUS 1102 or equivalent.  This course will provide an introduction to and hands-on use of the hardware and software contained in the Department of Music computer lab.  Students will be trained in the use of the Finale music notation program to give them an effective method of notating their projects and assignments and a means to create virtual performances of their musical compositions through MIDI synchronization.  Additionally, students will gain mastery of various audio editing programs in order to be able to convert their own finished projects to CD or MP3 format.

MUS 2006            Jazz History                                                                                                        3 cr.
Offered each semester. An  introduction to the principal movements, schools, and performers of Jazz from its beginnings in New Orleans to the present. No previous knowledge of or about music is required.

MUS 2007            Survey of Popular Music                                                              3 cr.
A survey of the history, literature, form, and content of popular music from colonial times through the 1970's. Students will gain an awareness of the technological innovations and evolution of musical trends and styles. Emphasis will be placed on attentive listening and ability to recognize the basic elements of music: melody, harmony, rhythm, form and lyrics.

MUS 2101            Music Theory III                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 1102 or equivalent. Principles of tonal music as exemplified by selected Classic and Romantic composers. Emphasis on melody, rhythm, texture, modulation, functional and nonfunctional harmony, dramatic techniques, and formal structures of the Classic and Romantic eras.

MUS 2102            Music Theory IV                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite:MUS 2101 or equivalent. Principles of tonal and atonal music as exemplified by selected 20th century composers. Emphasis on melody, rhythm, texture, harmony, counterpoint, color, dramatic techniques, and form structures of the 20th century.

MUS 2103            Advanced Musicianship                                                                                           1 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 1102 or consent of department. Continuation of MUS 1103 and 1104 coordinate with MUS 2101 and 2102. Two hours of class per week.

MUS 2104            Advanced Musicianship                                                                               1 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2103 or consent of department. Continuation of MUS 1103 and 1104 coordinate with MUS 2101 and 2102. Two hours of class per week.

MUS 2109            Jazz Harmony and Theory                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 1102 or consent of department. Introduction to the fundamentals of jazz harmony with emphasis placed on aural perception and keyboard interpretations of common chord progressions as they occur in the song-forms (A-B-A) and the blues.

MUS 2110            Jazz Harmony and Theory                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2109 or consent of department. A continuation of MUS 2109 with increased emphasis placed on the study of harmonic progressions as found in the popular song forms and the blues and an introduction to the principals of chord substitution and reharmonization.

MUS 2201            History of Music                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Fall semester. An historical survey of the art of music in the West from its tentative beginnings in Greek and Jewish music through the compositions of Beethoven.

MUS 2202            History of Music                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Spring semester. A continuation of MUS 2201 from the music of Schubert and Weber through the present.

MUS 2401            Applied Keyboard                                                           2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2402            Applied Keyboard                                                                           2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2406            Advanced Piano Class                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 1408 or equivalent. Small group instruction for piano secondaries who need additional training. Course will emphasize functional skills at the keyboard. Two hours of class and nine hours of practice per week.

MUS 2431            Applied Keyboard-Principal                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2432            Applied Keyboard-Principal                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2501            Applied Voice   2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2502            Applied Voice                                                                                                   2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2531            Applied Voice-Principal                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2532            Applied Voice-Principal                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2601            Applied Strings                                                                 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2602            Applied Strings                                                                                                 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2605            Jazz Keyboard Class                                                                        1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Small group instruction for students in the Jazz Studies Arranging Emphasis. Introduction to the fundamentals of chord voicings and harmonic progressions in the jazz idiom.

MUS 2606            Jazz Keyboard Class                                                                        1 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2605 or consent of department. Continuation of MUS 2605 emphasizing the fundamentals of chord voicings and harmonic progressions in the jazz idiom.

MUS 2631            Applied Strings-Principal                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2632            Applied Strings-Principal                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2701            Applied Woodwind                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2702            Applied Woodwind                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2711            Applied Brass                                                                    2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2712            Applied Brass                                                                    2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2721            Applied Percussion                                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2722            Applied Percussion                                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 2731            Applied Woodwind-Principal                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2732            Applied Woodwind-Principal                                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2741            Applied Brass                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2742            Applied Brass                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2781            Applied Percussion                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2782            Applied Percussion                                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 2801            Applied Composition                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2106 or consent of department. A study of the techniques of musical composition. Designed for the student whose applied area is composition. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of the student's individual style.

MUS 2802            Applied Composition                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2106 or consent of department. A study of the techniques of musical composition. Designed for the student whose applied area is composition. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of the student's individual style.

MUS 3099            Senior Honors Thesis                                                    1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of Music Department and the Honors Program. Directed research under a Music faculty member culminating in a written thesis. Course may be repeated up to three consecutive semesters for a total of six credits.

MUS 3111            Conducting I                                                                              1 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2102 or consent of department. Introduction to basic gestures and patterns of conducting with emphasis on development of physical conducting technique and the application of technique in a variety of musical settings.

MUS 3112            Conducting II                                                     1 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 3111 or consent of department. Development of skills acquired in MUS 3111. Introduction to subdivided and expanded patterns, left hand usage, basic stylistic gestures and patterns of conducting (including legato, staccato, and marcato), and gestures that indicate dynamic contrast. Continued emphasis on development of physical conducting technique and the application of technique in a variety of musical settings.

MUS 3150            Music Theory Project                                                     0 cr.
Required of Music Theory and Composition majors who select theory as an emphasis. This project will either be written analysis of a major work or a study on an appropriate theoretical subject as approved by the theory and composition faculty. A faculty committee will grade the project on a pass-fail basis.

MUS 3200            Applied Lessons for Nonmajors                                                                                1 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 1200 or equivalent musical literacy displayed at required audition. Designed to provide private lesson instruction (30 minutes per week) for nonmajors. Four hours of personal practice per week based upon assignments from lessons is expected. Also available to music majors who want instruction in instruments other than their primary instrument. May be repeated four times for credit.

MUS 3250            Music History Project                                                                    0 cr.
Required of music history majors. Written presentation, a research project subject to the approval of the music history faculty. A faculty committee will grade the project on a Pass-Fail basis.

MUS 3401            Applied Keyboard                                                                           2 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 3402 or equivalent proficiency and enrollment in Music Department degree program. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3402            Applied Keyboard                                                                           2 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 3402 or equivalent proficiency and enrollment in Music Department degree program. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3431            Applied Keyboard-Principal                                                         3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3432            Applied Keyboard-Principal                                                                                       3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3451            Applied Keyboard                                                                                   3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3452            Applied Keyboard                                                                           3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3501            Applied Voice                                                                   2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3502            Applied Voice                                                                                                   2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3531            Applied Voice-Principal                                                                               3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3532            Applied Voice-Principal                                                                               3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3551            Applied Voice                                   3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3552            Applied Voice                                   3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3601            Applied Strings                                                 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3602            Applied Strings                                                 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3631            Applied Strings-Principal                                                                             3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3632            Applied Strings-Principal                                                                             3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3651            Applied Strings                                                                 3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3652            Applied Strings                                                                 3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3701            Applied Woodwind        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3702            Applied Woodwind                                                                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3705            Jazz Improvisation                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and consent of department. A course in jazz improvisation designed to prepare the student with the theoretical background, aural skills, and improvisational techniques utilized in jazz performance.

MUS 3706            Jazz Improvisation                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and consent of department. A course designed to help the student to continue developing the theoretical background, aural skills, and improvisational techniques utilized in jazz performance.

MUS 3711            Applied Brass                                                                    2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3712            Applied Brass                                                                                                    2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3721            Applied Percussion                                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3722            Applied Percussion                                                                        2 cr.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into music department degree program, and/or audition. Private studio instruction (one hour per week) with expectation of ten hours per hours per week of independent practice time.

MUS 3731            Applied Woodwind-Principal                                        3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3732            Applied Woodwind-Principal                                        3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3741            Applied Brass-Principal                                                3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3742            Applied Brass-Principal                                                3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3751            Applied Woodwind                                                        3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3752            Applied Woodwind                                                        3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3761            Applied Brass                                                                3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3762            Applied Brass                                                                3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3771            Applied Percussion                                                      3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3772            Applied Percussion                                                      3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 3781            Applied Percussion-Principal                                      3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3782            Applied Percussion-Principal                                      3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 3801            Applied Composition                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2106 or consent of department. A study of the techniques of musical composition. Designed for the student whose applied area is composition. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of the student's individual style.

MUS 3802            Applied Composition                                                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2106 or consent of department. A study of the techniques of musical composition. Designed for the student whose applied area is composition. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of the student's individual style.

MUS 3950            Half Recital In Performance                                                                        0 cr.
Presentation of a public recital of at least 25 minutes of actual playing duration. Content of the program must be similar to that normally included in professional recitals. A faculty committee will approve the program and grade the performance on a pass-fail basis.

MUS 3960            Half Recital in Composition No credit                                                                    0 cr.
Required of music theory and composition majors who select composition as an emphasis. Presentation of a public recital of at least 25 minutes of actual musical duration. Content of the program will consist of compositions written during the student's compositional study. A faculty committee will approve the program and grade the recital on a Pass-Fail basis.

MUS 3990            Full Recital                                         0 cr.
Presentation of a public recital of at least 50 minutes of actual playing duration. Content of program must be similar to that normally included included in professional recitals and must include works in several styles. A faculty committee will approve the program and grade the performance on a Pass-Fail basis.

MUS 4001            Special Topics In Music                                 1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Specific areas of interest will be studied under the direction of faculty member. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

MUS 4101            Contrapuntal Techniques                                                            2 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department and MUS 2102 or equivalent. A study of the contrapuntal techniques from the 18th century until the present as exemplified by such composers as Bach, Mozart, Brahms, and Hindemith. Required of undergraduate students in the Composition-Theory emphasis. The course will be available as an elective for graduate students

MUS 4102            Twentieth Century Techniques                                                 2 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department and MUS 2102 or equivalent. A study of 20th century compositional techniques. The course is designed to provide the student with new and extended creative and expressive tools. Required of students in the Composition-Theory emphasis. The course will be available as an elective for graduate students.

MUS 4103            Digital Music Production                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite:  CSCI 1000 and consent of faculty.  Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic computer protocol.  This course provides exposure to computer-and synthesizer-based music production commonly used in the music industry.  Students will be trained in the effective use of music synthesizers, as well as a variety of software programs which utilize MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and audio-recording capabilities.  This course will be helpful in teaching students how to notate their projects and assignments via the computer, provide a means to create virtual performances of their music compositions, and introduce techniques of digital music editing and film synchronization.

MUS 4105            Advanced Orchestration                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 2105 2106 and consent of department. A study of advanced orchestration techniques with an emphasis on late nineteenth and twentieth century practices.

MUS 4106            Audio Recording                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. This course is an examination of the art and science of audio recording and an introduction to advanced recording systems.  The curriculum will cover signal flow as it applies to recording, microphone characteristics and applications, use of hardware and software-based audio effects, synchronization formats, and other topics related to tracking, mixing , and mastering.

MUS 4107            Post Production Techniques & Concepts                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 4106 or consent of department. This course explores the aural skills, technological tools, and conceptual frameworks one needs to independently comp, edit and mix quality recording projects. Students will develop an operational efficiency with audio software, as well as familiarity with common families of audio processors.

MUS 4109            Advanced Jazz Harmony and Theory       3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2110 and consent of department. An introduction to modal and polychordal harmonies with emphasis on analysis of extended form.

MUS 4110            Advanced Jazz Harmony and Theory                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite for MUS 4110: MUS 4109 or consent of department.

Prerequisite for MUS 5110: MUS 5109 or consent of department.

A continuation of MUS 4109 with increased emphasis on the creation of "original" jazz compositions employing modalpolychordal harmonies and extended forms.

MUS 4111            Conducting III                                                    1 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 3112 or consent of department. Continued development of skills acquired in MUS 3112. Introduction to mixed meters, changing meters, and stylistic contrast. Exploration of elementary score study techniques. Emphasis on development of physical conducting technique and the application of technique in a variety of musical settings.

MUS 4112            Conducting IV                                                                   1 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 4111 or consent of department. Continued development of skills acquired in MUS 4111. Advanced conducting techniques with emphasis on integration of all techniques and skills from previous three semesters and development of conducting artistry. Exploration of advanced score study techniques. Emphasis on development of physical conducting technique and the application of technique in a variety of musical settings.

MUS 4150            Senior Project                                                                   0 cr.
The Senior Project is the capstone course and culminating opportunity for students to present a project developed in accordance with their educational interests and in conjunction with their academic advisor.

MUS 4203            Studies in Baroque Music                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department, MUS 2101 2102 2201 and 2202. A study of the development of western music from the Nuove Musiche through the death of J. S. Bach.

MUS 4204            Studies in Music of the Classical Era                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department, MUS 2101, 2102, 2201, and 2202,. An intensive study of the music of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, beginning with the emergence of the galant style and ending with the music of Beethoven's last period.

MUS 4205            Studies in Music of the Romantic Era                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department, MUS 2101 2102 2201 and 2202. An intensive study of the music of the nineteenth century beginning with the operas of Weber and ending with Mahler and the earlier works of Richard Strauss.

MUS 4206            Twentieth Century Music                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites:Consent of department, MUS 2101 2102 2201 and 2202. An intensive study of the music of the modern period from Debussy to the present.

MUS 4207            Seminar in Jazz History                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. An historical study of America's classical music: jazz. This course will place emphasis on the contributions of the key performers and composers of jazz from its birth in New Orleans to the present day.

MUS 4208            Aesthetics of Music                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. The study of the concepts of art, expressiveness, value, and beauty in music. Students will be expected to read the works of several leading writers that deal with the topic, engage in class discussions, and synthesize the ideas addressed in class in a variety of writing assignments.

MUS 4310            Vocal Pedagogy                                                                2 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. A study of vocal teaching techniques including anatomy of vocal tract, physiological process and acoustical properties. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory each week

MUS 4311            Piano Pedagogy                                                                               2 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department, MUS 2402 or equivalent. An examination and discussion of piano teaching materials and methods with emphasis on the elementary level. Course will include supervised teaching and demonstration classes. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory each week.

MUS 4312            Instrumental Music Pedagogy                                                                   2 cr.
Prerequisite:  Consent of the department.  An introduction to the methods and materials for teaching instrumental music for the performance major.  This course is designed to provide the instrumental music performance major with the skills and knowledge necessary for success as a studio teacher and clinician.  Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory each week.  Required of all undergraduate Classical division instrumental performance majors.

MUS 4705            Advanced Jazz Improvisation I                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 3706 and consent of department. A continuation of MUS 3706 with the objective of developing a personal style. Development of harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and aural skills applicable to contemporary jazz performance. Course activities include three major transcription/analysis/research/performance projects.

MUS 4706            Advanced Jazz Improvisation II                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites for MUS 4706: MUS 4705 or consent of department.

Prerequisites for MUS 5706: MUS 5705 or consent of department.

A continuation of MUS 4705 with the objective of developing a personal style. Development of harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and aural skills applicable to contemporary jazz performance. Course activities include three major transcription/analysis/research/performance projects, as well as composition/arranging projects.

MUS 4801            Applied Composition                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 3802 or equivalent.  Applied composition with an emphasis on large-scale works.

MUS 4802            Applied Composition                                                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 4801 or equivalent.  Applied composition with an emphasis on large-scale works.

MUS 4807            Jazz Arranging/Composition                                                       2 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2110 and consent of department. A study of composing and arranging techniques for both small and large ensembles.

MUS 4808            Advanced Jazz Arranging/Composition                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for MUS 4808: MUS 4807 or consent of department.

Prerequisite for MUS 5808: MUS 5807 or consent of department.

Continuation of MUS 3807 with emphasis on both arrangements and original compositions for the larger ensembles. Private or small group instruction.

MUS 4818            Seminar in Choral Repertory                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 2102 and 2201-2202 and consent of department. A survey of the monuments of choral repertory and an examination of the practical and philosophical criteria necessary for appropriate repertoire selection through the use of readings, listening assignments, and selected score preparations. Required for vocal music education majors.

MUS 4900            Internship in Music                                                                                                        3 cr.
Offered in the fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Each semester the Department makes available a limited number of internships with music organizations, businesses, and other music-related agencies. Interns usually work 12 hours a week at times mutually agreeable to the individual and the agency. In addition, interns must attend discussion sessions on campus and complete written assignments. Both the agency supervisor and the course instructor will evaluate the intern's work.

MUS 4901            Chamber Ensemble                                                                        1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Intensive study of advanced chamber music and other works for small ensembles. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties of a responsible nature such as coaching, conducting extra rehearsals, solo work, etc. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward the graduate degree.

MUS 4902            University Jazz Band                                                                      1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. The study and performance of large ensemble jazz materials with emphasis on contemporary idioms. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties of responsible nature, such as conducting sectional rehearsals, solo work, assistant conductor, etc. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 4904            UNO Chorus                                       1 cr.
Offered each semester and open to all students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Study of choral music of all periods, including preparation for public performance. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties such as section leading, conducting sectional rehearsals, and solo work. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 4905            University Chorale                                          1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Offered each semester and open to all students by audition. Study and performance of choral literature. Campus and tour performances. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties such as section leading, conducting sectional rehearsals, and solo work. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 4907            Piano Accompaniment                                                  1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Guided experience in sight-reading, preparation, and performance of advanced accompaniments for vocal and instrumental performers. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 4908            Wind Ensemble                                                               1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Study and performance of advanced repertoire for wind ensemble. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties of a responsible nature such as coaching, conducting extra rehearsals, solo work, etc. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 4910            University Orchestra                                                                      1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: Audition and consent of department. . Study and performance of orchestral repertoire. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 4950            Opera Theater                                                                  1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. A workshop course especially designed for the coordination of music and acting with particular emphasis on training the singing actor. Coaching in operatic scenes and training in the basic principles of dramatic aspects of opera. In addition to participation in the ensemble, extra duties of a responsible nature will be assigned. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 5001            Special Topics In Music                                                                 1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Specific areas of interest will be studied under the direction of faculty member. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

MUS 5101            Contrapuntal Techniques                                                                            2 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department and MUS 2102 or equivalent. A study of the contrapuntal techniques from the 18th century until the present as exemplified by such composers as Bach, Mozart, Brahms, and Hindemith. Required of undergraduate students in the Composition-Theory emphasis. The course will be available as an elective for graduate students

MUS 5102            Twentieth Century Techniques                                                               2 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department and MUS 2102 or equivalent. A study of 20th century compositional techniques. The course is designed to provide the student with new and extended creative and expressive tools. Required of students in the Composition-Theory emphasis. The course will be available as an elective for graduate students.

MUS 5103            Digital Music Production                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite:  CSCI 1000 and consent of faculty.  Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic computer protocol.  This course provides exposure to computer-and synthesizer-based music production commonly used in the music industry.  Students will be trained in the effective use of music synthesizers, as well as a variety of software programs which utilize MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and audio-recording capabilities.  This course will be helpful in teaching students how to notate their projects and assignments via the computer, provide a means to create virtual performances of their music compositions, and introduce techniques of digital music editing and film synchronization.

MUS 5105            Advanced Orchestration                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 2105 2106 and consent of department. A study of advanced orchestration techniques with an emphasis on late nineteenth and twentieth century practices.

MUS 5106            Audio Recording                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. This course is an examination of the art and science of audio recording and an introduction to advanced recording systems.  The curriculum will cover signal flow as it applies to recording, microphone characteristics and applications, use of hardware and software-based audio effects, synchronization formats, and other topics related to tracking, mixing , and mastering.

MUS 5109            Advanced Jazz Harmony and Theory                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2110 and consent of department. An introduction to modal and polychordal harmonies with emphasis on analysis of extended form.

MUS 5110            Advanced Jazz Harmony and Theory                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite for MUS 4110: MUS 4109 or consent of department.

Prerequisite for MUS 5110: MUS 5109 or consent of department.

A continuation of MUS 4109 with increased emphasis on the creation of "original" jazz compositions employing modalpolychordal harmonies and extended forms.

MUS 5203            Studies in Baroque Music                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department, MUS 2101 2102 2201 and 2202. A study of the development of western music from the Nuove Musiche through the death of J. S. Bach.

MUS 5204            Studies in Music of the Classical Era                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department, MUS 2101, 2102, 2201, and 2202,. An intensive study of the music of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, beginning with the emergence of the galant style and ending with the music of Beethoven's last period.

MUS 5205            Studies in Music of the Romantic Era                                     3 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department, MUS 2101 2102 2201 and 2202. An intensive study of the music of the nineteenth century beginning with the operas of Weber and ending with Mahler and the earlier works of Richard Strauss.

MUS 5206            Twentieth Century Music                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites:Consent of department, MUS 2101 2102 2201 and 2202. An intensive study of the music of the modern period from Debussy to the present.

MUS 5310            Vocal Pedagogy                                                                2 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. A study of vocal teaching techniques including anatomy of vocal tract, physiological process and acoustical properties. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory each week

MUS 5311            Piano Pedagogy                                                               2 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department, MUS 2402 or equivalent. An examination and discussion of piano teaching materials and methods with emphasis on the elementary level. Course will include supervised teaching and demonstration classes. Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory each week.

MUS 5312            Instrumental Music Pedagogy                                                                   2 cr.
Prerequisite:  Consent of the department.  An introduction to the methods and materials for teaching instrumental music for the performance major.  This course is designed to provide the instrumental music performance major with the skills and knowledge necessary for success as a studio teacher and clinician.  Two hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory each week.  Required of all undergraduate Classical division instrumental performance majors.

MUS 5705            Advanced Jazz Improvisation I                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 3706 and consent of department. A continuation of MUS 3706 with the objective of developing a personal style. Development of harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and aural skills applicable to contemporary jazz performance. Course activities include three major transcription/analysis/research/performance projects.

MUS 5706            Advanced Jazz Improvisation II                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites for MUS 4706: MUS 4705 or consent of department.

Prerequisites for MUS 5706: MUS 5705 or consent of department.

A continuation of MUS 4705 with the objective of developing a personal style. Development of harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and aural skills applicable to contemporary jazz performance. Course activities include three major transcription/analysis/research/performance projects, as well as composition/arranging projects.

MUS 5807            Jazz Arranging/Composition                                                                       2 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2110 and consent of department. A study of composing and arranging techniques for both small and large ensembles.

MUS 5808            Advanced Jazz Arranging/Composition                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisite for MUS 4808: MUS 4807 or consent of department.

Prerequisite for MUS 5808: MUS 5807 or consent of department.

Continuation of MUS 3807 with emphasis on both arrangements and original compositions for the larger ensembles. Private or small group instruction.

MUS 5818            Seminar in Choral Repertory                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites: MUS 2102 and 2201-2202 and consent of department. A survey of the monuments of choral repertory and an examination of the practical and philosophical criteria necessary for appropriate repertoire selection through the use of readings, listening assignments, and selected score preparations. Required for vocal music education majors.

MUS 5900            Internship in Music                                                        3 cr.
Offered in the fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Each semester the Department makes available a limited number of internships with music organizations, businesses, and other music-related agencies. Interns usually work 12 hours a week at times mutually agreeable to the individual and the agency. In addition, interns must attend discussion sessions on campus and complete written assignments. Both the agency supervisor and the course instructor will evaluate the intern's work.

MUS 5901            Chamber Ensemble                                                                        1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Intensive study of advanced chamber music and other works for small ensembles. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties of a responsible nature such as coaching, conducting extra rehearsals, solo work, etc. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward the graduate degree.

MUS 5902            University Jazz Band                                                                      1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. The study and performance of large ensemble jazz materials with emphasis on contemporary idioms. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties of responsible nature, such as conducting sectional rehearsals, solo work, assistant conductor, etc. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 5904            UNO Chorus                                                                                    1 cr.
Offered each semester and open to all students. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Study of choral music of all periods, including preparation for public performance. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties such as section leading, conducting sectional rehearsals, and solo work. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 5905            University Chorale                                                                          1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Offered each semester and open to all students by audition. Study and performance of choral literature. Campus and tour performances. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties such as section leading, conducting sectional rehearsals, and solo work. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 5907            Piano Accompaniment                                                                  1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Guided experience in sight-reading, preparation, and performance of advanced accompaniments for vocal and instrumental performers. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 5908            Wind Ensemble                                               1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Study and performance of advanced repertoire for wind ensemble. In addition to participation in the ensemble, students will be assigned extra duties of a responsible nature such as coaching, conducting extra rehearsals, solo work, etc. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 5910            University Orchestra                                      1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: Audition and consent of department. . Study and performance of orchestral repertoire. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 5950            Opera Theater                                                  1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. A workshop course especially designed for the coordination of music and acting with particular emphasis on training the singing actor. Coaching in operatic scenes and training in the basic principles of dramatic aspects of opera. In addition to participation in the ensemble, extra duties of a responsible nature will be assigned. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of three hours credit in ensembles may be applied toward a graduate degree.

MUS 6000            Directed Independent Study                                                      1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Independent study in the graduate student's area of specialization, under the direction of a designated member of the graduate faculty. Credit is only applicable toward elective requirement. Total credit is limited to nine hours.

MUS 6001            Directed Independent Study                                                         1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Independent study in the graduate student's area of specialization, under the direction of a designated member of the graduate faculty. Credit is only applicable toward elective requirement. Total credit is limited to nine hours.

MUS 6002            Directed Independent Study                                                     1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Independent study in the graduate student's area of specialization, under the direction of a designated member of the graduate faculty. Credit is only applicable toward elective requirement. Total credit is limited to nine hours.

MUS 6101            Analytical Studies-Baroque Classical                                                 3 cr.
A detailed study of selected major works of the Baroque and Classical periods

MUS 6102            Analytical Studies-Romantic Twentieth Century                               3 cr.
A detailed study of selected major works of the Romantic period and the Twentieth Century will be the basis of this study.

MUS 6111            Seminar in Choral Conducting                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of department and MUS 3111 - 3112 or equivalent. An advanced course in the interpretation of choral literature with special attention given to conducting technique, rehearsal problems and their solutions, and score preparation. Laboratory experience will be provided. May be repeated once for credit by students with choral conducting emphasis.

MUS 6112            Seminar in Instrumental Conducting                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department and MUS 3111 - 3112 or equivalent. An advanced course in the interpretation of instrumental literature with special attention given to conducting technique, rehearsal problems and their solutions, and score preparation. Laboratory experience will be provided. May be repeated once for credit by students with instrumental conducting emphasis.

MUS 6191            Seminar in Music Theory                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department MUS 6101 or 6102. An intensive study of a limited aspect of music theory through guided research and presentation of findings. Topic will vary from semester to semester. Course may be taken three times.

MUS 6200            Music Research Methods and Materials                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite:  Consent of department.  This is a writing-intensive course designed to help graduate students develop skills in music research and in the various forms and styles of academic and professional writing in music.  The major goal of this course is to prepare students for the intellectual challenges of graduate academic work, including research papers and comprehensive examinations, and for the professional music market and industry.  Students will explore the various print and electronic music research resources and engage in numerous writing and research projects.

MUS 6300            Seminar in Jazz History                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 2205 or consent of department. A focused study of the music of a single contributor or related group of contributors selected from the major innovators in jazz history. Topic will vary from semester to semester.

MUS 6401            Applied Keyboard                                                                              3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6402            Applied Keyboard                                                                              3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6431            Applied Keyboard-Principal                                                              3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6432            Applied Keyboard-Principal                                                             3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6501            Applied Voice                                                                                    3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6502            Applied Voice                                                                                    3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6531            Applied Voice-Principal                                                                   3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6532            Applied Voice-Principal                                                                   3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6601            Applied Strings                                                                               3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6602            Applied Strings                                                                               3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6631            Applied Strings-Principal                                                               3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6632            Applied Strings-Principal                                                              3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6701            Applied Woodwinds                                                                      3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6702            Applied Woodwinds                                                                      3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6705            Advanced Jazz Improvisation I                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite:  consent of department. Advanced Improvisation 1 focuses on the skills needed to achieve a personal style as an improviser. Contemporary harmonic, melodic and metric devices are discussed as well as techniques for aural development.

MUS 6706            Advanced Jazz Improvisation II                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite:  consent of department. Advanced Improvisation 2 further examines themes introduced in Advanced Improvisation 1. The performance on, and creation of, musical works in odd and mixed meters, approaches to free improvisation, and synthetic harmonic invention are discussed as well as additional techniques for aural development.

MUS 6711            Applied Brass                                                                                  3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6712            Applied Brass                                                                                  3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6721            Applied Percussion                                                                        3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6722            Applied Percussion                                                                        3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6731            Applied Woodwinds-Principal                                                      3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6732            Applied Woodwinds-Principal                                                      3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6741            Applied Brass-Principal                                                                3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6742            Applied Brass-Principal                                                                3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6781            Applied Percussion-Principal                                                      3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6782            Applied Percussion-Principal                                                       3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6801            Applied Composition                                                                    3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6802            Applied Composition                                                                   3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week).

MUS 6831            Applied Composition-Principal                                                   3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6832            Applied Composition-Principal                                                   3 cr.
Private instruction (one hour per week) or small group instruction (two hours per week).

MUS 6900            Graduate Colloquium                                                                    0 cr.
A forum to discuss problems common to all musical disciplines and to seek creative solutions through dialogue within the academic community. Required of all graduate students. Will be graded as satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

MUS 6950            Half Recital                                                                                    1 cr.
Presentation of a public recital of at least 30 minutes of actual playing duration. Content of the program must be similar to that normally included in professional recitals. A faculty committee will approve the program and grade the performance on a Pass-Fail basis.

MUS 6990            Graduate Recital                                                                           3 cr.
Presentation of a public recital of at least 60 minutes of actual playing duration. Content of the program must be similar to that normally included in professional recitals and must include works in several styles. A faculty committee will approve the program and grade the performance on a Pass-Fail basis.

MUS 7000            Thesis Research                                                              1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
To be repeated for credit until thesis is accepted. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

MUS 7040            Examination or Thesis Only No credit                                         0 cr.
Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or dissertation or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.