Music Performance Minor

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required courses:

MUS 103: Music Fundamentals (3)

A course laying the foundation for musicianship and further study in music through the study of music fundamentals, i.e., rudimentary skills in notation, analysis, and composition as well as exposure to basic music literature.

MUS 103L: Ear Training I (1)

The development of basic skills in the reading and notation of rhythm and of diatonic melodies in major and minor, in hearing and playing primary triads, and in identifying major and minor scales and simple intervals. Corequisite: Music 103 or advanced placement.

MUS 104: Diatonic Harmony (3)

Continuation of Music 103 through all aspects of diatonic harmony. Prerequisite: Music 103 or advanced placement.

MUS 104L: Ear Training II (1)

Continuation of Music 103L. The further development of skills in the reading and notation of more complex rhythms and of diatonic melodies, in singing in alto clef, in hearing and singing all simple diatonic intervals, in hearing and singing all diatonic triads, and in identifying major, minor, and some modal scales. Prerequisite: Music 103L or advanced placement.

*three semesters of Music 09
*four semesters of lessons in one performance area (240, 250, 260, or 270)
*four semesters of large ensembles.

MUST CHOOSE:

one course from Music 205, 206, 207, 208

MUS 205: Introduction to Music Literature (3)

A survey of the basic repertoire and of masterpieces in several genres (art songs, symphonies, concerti, major choral works, etc.), involving extensive and intensive listening, and study of style and form.

MUS 206: Music History and Literature I (2)

Study of the literatures, cultural contexts, and intertextual relationships of Western music, from Antiquity through the 15th century. Prerequisite: Music 104; or permission of instructor.

MUS 207: Music History and Literature II (2)

Study of the literatures, cultural contexts, and intertextual relationships of Western music, from the 15th through the 18th century. Prerequisite: Music 104; or permission of instructor.

MUS 208: Music History and Literature III (2)

Study of the literatures, cultural contexts, and intertextual relationships of Western music, from the 18th through the 19th century. Prerequisite: Music 104; or permission of instructor.

one course from Music 323, 326 or three courses from Music 316-319

MUS 323: Vocal Pedagogy (2)

Methods of teaching voice

MUS 326: Piano Pedagogy and Literature (3)

Study of techniques and methods of teaching piano and survey of literature for the piano.

MUS 316: Brass Pedagogy (1)

Methods of teaching brass instruments

MUS 317: Woodwind Pedagogy (1)

Methods of teaching woodwind instruments.

MUS 318: String Pedagogy (1)

Methods of teaching string instruments.

MUS 319: Percussion Pedagogy (1)

Methods of teaching percussion instruments.

one course from Music 340, 350, 360, 370

MUS 340: Advanced Voice Study (3)

Advanced voice literature and preparation of a half junior or senior recital.

MUS 350: Advanced Piano Study (3)

Advanced piano literature and preparation of a half junior or senior recital.

MUS 360: Advanced Organ Study (3)

Advanced organ literature and preparation of a half junior or senior recital.

MUS 370: Advanced Instrument Study (3)

Advanced instrumental literature and preparation of a half junior or senior recital.