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Introduction to Songwriting
(MUC 2601) 3 Credits
Prerequisites: MUT 2117, MUT 2247, and 1 semester of music composition Songwriting techniques studies through analysis and construction techniques. Students will assess different commercial genres and learn how to apply various techniques to their own songwriting. Emphasis will be placed on creation of lyrics, harmony, melodies, hooks, and forms.
Introduction to Music Technology
(MUC 3313 3 Credits
A broad perspective of how current levels of information systems technology can assist individuals within the musical areas of com position, arranging and teaching. In Includes extensive laboratory assignments applying music-based hardware and software.
MUC 4241) 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Original works for solo and small ensembles.
Composing and Arranging Music for Television and Radio Commercials
(MUC 4600) 3 credits
Prerequisite: MUT 2117 with a grade of "C" or higher Corequisite: MUS 4343 This course is designed to teach the basic composing, arranging, and technical techniques required to score music for commercials and jingles.
Music Composition for Films
(MUC 4610) 3 credits
Prerequisite: MUT 2117, MUT 2341, permission of instructor Film composition is designed to teach the basic composing, arranging, and technical techniques required to score films and television.
Rock and Funk Ensemble
(MUC 4704) 1 credit
Prerequisite: Audition required Teaches students the stylistic approach to composing, arranging, and performing commercially viable material. All students are required to compose or arrange two compositions for the ensemble each semester and perform with the ensemble in every scheduled performance.
Introduction to Music Education
(MUE 2040) 2 credits
Prerequisites: MUT 1241, MUT 1112, MUE 2430 Designed as an introduction to MUE 4140, Choral Methods, and MUE 4330, Secondary Instrumental Methods, this course explores the field of music education. A 15-hour observation component is required.
(MUE 2430) 1 credit
This course is designed for music students in the music education or vocal tracks who are working with the singing voice. It addresses vocal physiology, health and preservation, techniques, and pedagogy/methodology.
Woodwind Pedagogy and Methods
(MUE 2450) 1 credit
Methods and materials used in teaching woodwind instruments on the elementary and secondary school level.
Brass Pedagogy and Methods
(MUE 2460) 1 credit
Methods and materials used in teaching brass instruments on the elementary and secondary school level.
Percussion Pedagogy and Methods
(MUE 2470) 1 credit
Methods and materials used in teaching percussion instruments on the elementary and secondary school level.
Music: Elementary School I
(MUE 4013) 2 credits
Not open to music majors. See Department of Teacher Education for course description.
Music: Elementary School II
(MUE 4311) 3 credits
Problems of teaching and supervising music in the elementary school for students majoring in music and music education. Lesson planning and teaching situations are presented in class. Leading music series are studied. Open to music majors only.
(MUE 4140) 2 credits
Prerequisite: MUE 2040 Methods and materials of teaching choral singing on the elementary and secondary school level.
Secondary Instrumental Methods
(MUE 4330) 2 credits
Prerequisite: MUE 2040 Practical experience in teach in singing, instrumental, rhythmic, listening, and creative activities in music to secondary school students. Study and evaluation of new materials and methods of teaching secondary school music.
String Pedagogy and Methods
(MUE 4441) 1 credit
Methods and materials used in teaching string instruments on the elementary and secondary school level.
Choral Conducting I
(MUG 3201) 1 credit
Prerequisites: MUH 4211 and MUT 4311 with grades of "C" or higher Corequisite: 15 hours of observation of choral ensembles or choral ensemble participation as appropriate to degree. The basic techniques of choral conducting and an introduction to choral literature.
Instrumental Conducting I
(MUG 3301) 1 credit
Prerequisites: MUH 4211 and MUT 4311 with grades of "C" or higher Corequisite: 15 hours of observation or ensemble participation Introduction to the basic techniques of instrumental conducting and to the appropriate literature.
Choral Conducting II
(MUG 4201) 2 credits
Prerequisite: MUG 3201, MUT 4611, MUH 4212 Corequisite: 15 hours of observation of choral ensembles or choral ensemble participation as appropriate to degree. Theory and practice of choral conducting.
Instrumental Conducting II
(MUG 4301) 2 credits
Prerequisite: MUG 3301, MUH 4212 Corequisite: 15 hours of observation or ensemble participation Theory and practice of conducting instrumental ensembles.
History and Appreciation of Rock
(MUH 2017) 3 credits
A study of the origins and development of Rock and Roll music from Rhythm and Blues and Country and Western to current trends in Pop and Rock. Aural recognition of representative recordings will be required.