J-Term 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSC 115 - 01 Understanding Music & Culture - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

10041 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

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MUSC 170 - 01 The Music of Film - T W R F - - 1000 - 1300 BEC 110

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- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1300

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

10100 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

Film is a form of communication that can be analyzed in terms of its images, as a historical record, and as a critical statement of the audience for which it is intended. Film music is a discreet yet complementary component used in some way and to some degree by nearly every filmmaker throughout history. Through readings, class discussion, and extensive directed viewing of movies, this course will provide a framework for analyzing the images and the sounds of films throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will prepare and deliver oral presentations analyzing the images and sounds of select films. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

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MUSC 224 - 01 Songwriting/Composition - T - R - - - 1000 - 1400 BEC LL25

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1400

Location:

BEC LL25

Course Registration Number:

10144 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Brian J. Casey

This course presents the basic principles related to the composition of popular vocal and instrumental forms: lyric, melody, progression, and rhythm. Applications of these elements in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop, Christian, and Country are explored.

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Spring 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSC 001 - 01 Student Convocation Hour See Details * *

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See Details

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Course Registration Number:

20399 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Steven R. Finckle

The student convocation hour is for all music majors regardless of specialization. This course meets three times per semester for each semester of enrollment and gives the community of learners performance opportunities, lectures/ discussions on topics applicable to all music concentrations; and lecture/discussions on topics specific to each music concentration.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BEC LL30A1200-131520 Feb '18
BEC LL30A1200-131522 Mar '18
BEC LL30A1200-131524 Apr '18
MUSC 102 - 01 Piano Skills II - T - R - - - 0955 - 1045 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1045

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

20750 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading, score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, making practical applications of music theory, and the development of other skills studied in Piano Skills I. The final exam for this class will serve as the piano proficiency exam for BA in Music Business major students. Prerequisite: MUSC 101, and MUSC 114 (concurrent registration preferred)

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MUSC 102 - 02 Piano Skills II - T - R - - - 1050 - 1140 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1050 - 1140

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

20751 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading, score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, making practical applications of music theory, and the development of other skills studied in Piano Skills I. The final exam for this class will serve as the piano proficiency exam for BA in Music Business major students. Prerequisite: MUSC 101, and MUSC 114 (concurrent registration preferred)

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 114 - 01 Music Theory & Aural Skills II M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

20342 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Continuation of MUSC 113. Offered in spring semester. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 or successful placement test

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 114 - 51 Music Theory II Lab - T - R - - - 0955 - 1045 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1045

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

20640 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Michael Zocchi

Continuation of MUSC 113. Offered in spring semester. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 or successful placement test

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 114 - 52 Music Theory II Lab - T - R - - - 1050 - 1140 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1050 - 1140

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

20639 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Michael Zocchi

Continuation of MUSC 113. Offered in spring semester. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 or successful placement test

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 115 - 01 Understanding Music & Culture - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20172 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 115 - 02 Understanding Music & Culture M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

20173 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 115 - 03 Understanding Music & Culture - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

20174 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Alan D. Bryan

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 130 - L01 Introduction to World Music - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

20175 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

This course studies the phenomenon of music as an activity in people's lives. Students will be guided to think critically about music employing a multicultural perspective. Models will be presented to provide a context in which music serves as part of larger social ritual. The music of selected cultures such as Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Native American and American popular music in addition to European classical music will be covered. Designed for the non-major. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and the Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 133 - L01 Music of the US: Aural & Writt - - - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

20417 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

This course focuses on the study of U.S. music within its cultural context. The course, with its emphasis on listening analysis, and vocabulary development will contain 1) music of aural traditions to include jazz, popular, and ethnic music and 2) music of written traditions to include art music and jazz. Prerequisite: Music majors or permission of instructor

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 162 - L01 Roots of Blues, Rock, Country M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

21270 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This course traces the development of American popular music from its roots through multiple genres such as minstrelsy, jazz, big band, swing, crooning, jump blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, country, western, folk/protest, and rock 'n' roll, concluding with the British Invasion. Popular music development is critically examined through four interrelated driving forces: identity (ethnicity, gender, culture, generation), centers vs. peripheries (the established vs. the innovative ), technology (impact on musical performance and listening), and business/law (commercial competition and development). Multimedia presentations include extensive audio and video support. Designed for the Popular Music minor, this course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

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MUSC 202 - 01 Piano Skills IV - T - R - - - 0800 - 0850 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0850

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

20749 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano, and will culminate in the piano proficiency exam for all music students except for Music Business majors. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading , score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, making practical applications of music theory, and the development of other skills studied in Piano Skills III. Prerequisite: MUSC 201, and MUSC 214 (concurrent registration preferred)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 214 - 01 Music Theory & Aural Skill IV M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

20400 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Continuation of MUSC 213. Offered in spring semester. Prerequisite: MUSC 213 or successful placement test

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 214 - 51 Theory IV Lab - T - R - - - 0855 - 0945 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0855 - 0945

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

20638 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Michael Zocchi

Continuation of MUSC 213. Offered in spring semester. Prerequisite: MUSC 213 or successful placement test

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MUSC 231 - 01 Intro to Conducting I M - - - - - - 0935 - 1040 BEC 120

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

BEC 120

Course Registration Number:

21502 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1

Instructor:

Douglas C. Orzolek

This course includes basic conducting patterns and gestures, general knowledge of score types (choral, band, orchestral, etc.), score study and basic rehearsal planning. Practice in conducting small ensembles will be provided.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 260 - 01 Fund-Musicianship in Popul Mus M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

20642 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the skills required for popular music improvisation and performance. Study will include practical application of the rhythm, melody, and harmony of all styles of popular music. Genres that will be examined include: rock, blues, jazz, hip-hop, country and pop. This course is open to all instrumentalists and singers. Prerequisite: MUSC 161 or instructor permission

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MUSC 263 - 01 Entrepreneurial Careers Music - - W - - - - 0935 - 1040 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

21503 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1

Instructor:

Steven R. Finckle

With special emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation, & self-efficacy, this course will explore the skills, values and practices that are essential to creating successful and fulfilling careers in music. Through case study, class discussion, and individual/group projects, students will explore best practices for creating successful careers in the creative industries, as well as the modern media tools necessary for sustainable career growth. Assignments in this class will guide you in the processes of defining your career vision and articulating your goals; developing a portfolio to represent your work; developing skills to respond to emerging opportunities; and developing an actionable plan for activating your professional career. This course is restricted to music major and minor students.

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MUSC 340 - 01 Theory Elective: Composition - T - - - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

22471 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Jason A. Allen

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MUSC 340 - 02 Theory Elective: Orchestration - - - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

22472 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Jason A. Allen

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MUSC 363 - 01 Emerging Models in Music Indus - T - R - - - 1715 - 1845 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1845

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

21288 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven R. Finckle

This course will explore the evolution of the music industry and the emerging trends technologies and business models that continue to transform the music industry in all of its aspects. Topics addressed in the course will include but not be limited to analysis of innovation in multiple modes of the music industry; remix culture, copyright, and licensing limitation/innovation; the impact of social media on management, agency, and artist fan engagement; growth sectors of the music economy including concert promotion, & touring; crowd funding, and its impact on new ventures in music; and the impact of technology on communications culture, and the creative sector. Students will move regularly between theory and practice as they use evidence from the past and present to formulate new possibilities for the future architecture of the music industry. Prerequisite: MUSC 160 or ENTR 260 or permission of the instructor

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MUSC 412 - D01 History & Literature Music II - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

20176 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

A survey of Western European music from 1750 to the present: the Classical and Romantic eras and the Twentieth century. Emphasis of study is on social context and issues of meaning and expression. Continuation of MUSC 411. Writing assignments are designed for teaching to the "Writing in the Discipline" objectives for the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative. This is a core course for students seeking a major degree in music. Students must be at junior-level standing and have passed at least Theory II before enrolling in the course. Offered in spring semester.

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MUSC 480 - 01 Music Business Seminar - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

20791 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven R. Finckle

A course involving individual research that is shared among the participants. Guest speakers from various areas of music business, the electronic media industries and arts management make presentations to the seminar, which is under the direction of a faculty coordinator. A major research project is required. Prerequisite: At least Junior standing

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MUSC 495 - 00 Individual Study - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20177 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Staff

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MUSC 497 - 00 Individual Study - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20178 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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