Fall 2018 Courses

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

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40454 (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)
MUSC 101 - 01 Piano Skills I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1045 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1045

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

40868 (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, and making practical applications of music theory. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 (concurrent registration preferred)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 101 - 02 Piano Skills I - T - R - - - 1050 - 1140 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1050 - 1140

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

41557 (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, and making practical applications of music theory. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 (concurrent registration preferred)

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 113 - 01 Music Theory & Aural Skills I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

40371 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Joshua C. Bauder

This course, designed for those intending to major or minor in music, covers basic materials and structures of music, approached through analysis and experience. This course is the first of a four-semester sequence that integrates sight- singing and ear training with the analysis of harmony, form and contrapuntal procedures from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Assignments include the development of compositional and arranging skills. Lecture plus 90 minutes laboratory per week. Offered fall semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 113 - 51 Music Theory I - Lab - T - R - - - 0955 - 1045 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1045

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

40755 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Michael Zocchi

This course, designed for those intending to major or minor in music, covers basic materials and structures of music, approached through analysis and experience. This course is the first of a four-semester sequence that integrates sight- singing and ear training with the analysis of harmony, form and contrapuntal procedures from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Assignments include the development of compositional and arranging skills. Lecture plus 90 minutes laboratory per week. Offered fall semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 113 - 52 Music Theory I - Lab - T - R - - - 1050 - 1140 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1050 - 1140

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

41073 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Michael Zocchi

This course, designed for those intending to major or minor in music, covers basic materials and structures of music, approached through analysis and experience. This course is the first of a four-semester sequence that integrates sight- singing and ear training with the analysis of harmony, form and contrapuntal procedures from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Assignments include the development of compositional and arranging skills. Lecture plus 90 minutes laboratory per week. Offered fall semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 115 - 01 Understanding Music&Culture M - W - F - - 0935 - 1045 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1045

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

40237 (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 115 - 02 Understanding Music&Culture M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

40424 (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 - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40429 (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 130 - L01 Introduction to World Music - T - R - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

42575 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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 140 - 01 Music Media - T - - - - - 1715 - 1915 BEC LL25

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1915

Location:

BEC LL25

Course Registration Number:

41233 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Staff

This course will serve to introduce first semester freshman music majors to software, hardware, techniques and issues surrounding digital music media. Learners will engage in the retrieval, generation, and distribution of musical notation, digital recordings, and MIDI sequences.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 140 - 02 Music Media - - - R - - - 1715 - 1915 BEC LL25

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1915

Location:

BEC LL25

Course Registration Number:

43135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Staff

This course will serve to introduce first semester freshman music majors to software, hardware, techniques and issues surrounding digital music media. Learners will engage in the retrieval, generation, and distribution of musical notation, digital recordings, and MIDI sequences.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 160 - 01 Introduction to Music Business M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

40636 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven R. Finckle

This course provides an overview of the music industry, exploring and examining aspects of technology, economics, industry structures, marketing, audiences, and artistic innovations and trends. Students will begin exploring personal career interests.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 162 - W01 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:

40653 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 201 - 01 Piano Skills III - T - R - - - 0800 - 0850 BEC LL23

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0850

Location:

BEC LL23

Course Registration Number:

40870 (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 II. Prerequisites: MUSC 102, and MUSC 213 (concurrent registration preferred).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 213 - 01 Music Theory & Aural Skill III M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

40423 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Shersten R. Johnson

Continuation of MUSC 114. Offered in fall semester. Prerequisites: MUSC 114 or successful placement exam.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 213 - 51 Music Theory III - Lab - T - R - - - 0855 - 0945 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0855 - 0945

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

40756 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Michael Zocchi

Continuation of MUSC 114. Offered in fall semester. Prerequisites: MUSC 114 or successful placement exam.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 216 - 01 Jazz in America - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

40238 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

The origins and history of jazz in the United States. Various phases in the development of jazz style are discussed. Blues, ragtime, Dixieland, swing, bop, cool jazz, fusion, as well as other recent developments in jazz performances are investigated. An essential part of the course is the analysis and evaluation of recorded performances by outstanding jazz musicians. Designed for non-majors as well as an elective for music majors interested in jazz. Offered fall semester. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity requirements in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 233 - 01 Music of the Wrld: Aural/Writt M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

41517 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Karen A. Howard

This course studies music as a ritual activity among the peoples of the non-Western world. It employs an anthropological approach that analyzes music in cultural context rather than as an object of art. The music and cultural activities of a diverse number of countries will be investigated each semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 354 - 01 Adv Conducting: Instrumental - - - R - - - 1815 - 2015 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1815 - 2015

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

41726 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Douglas C. Orzolek

Advanced Conducting and Materials: Instrumental Concentration : Continuation of Introduction to Conducting I and II. Study of advanced conducting patterns and refined expressive gestures. Survey of orchestral and band literature and in-depth study of selected pieces. Rehearsal planning, rehearsal techniques, and classroom management. Offered fall semester of even years. Prerequisites: MUSC 231.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 355 - 01 Adv Conducting: Vocal M - - - - - - 1800 - 2000 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2000

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

42574 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

Continuation of Introduction to Conducting I and II. Study of advanced conducting patterns and refined expressive gestures. Survey of choral literature and in-depth study of selected pieces. Rehearsal planning, rehearsal techniques, and classroom management. Offered fall semester of even years. Prerequisites: MUSC 231

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 411 - D01 History & Lit Music I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

40239 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jonas M. Westover

A survey of Western European music to 1750: the medieval, Renaissance, Baroque eras. Historical development, social context, forms, styles and issues of expression are explored. 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 this course. Offered in fall semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 420 - 01 Senior Research Paper - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41572 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Staff

This course allows music students to demonstrate research and writing skills by utilizing standard music resources (Music Index, RILM, Grove, Baker's, etc.). The paper may contain theoretical analysis, and/or it may be connected to the student's performance area or degree focus. Prerequisite: MUSC 412

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J-Term 2019 Courses

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

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10036 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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 170 - 01 The Music of Film - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10085 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 224 - 01 Songwriting/Composition - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10122 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Staff

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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