Courses at the 500-level

MUS 505: Systems of Musical Analysis

Music from the Gregorian Chant to contemporary works are analyzed. Emphasis is on modal theory, theories of Schenker and Hindemith, and set theory.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair
MUS 508: Applied Conducting

Private lessons are given in instrumental and/or choral conducting, leading to a graduate recital in conducting. This course may be repeated for credit.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Matriculation in the M.M.Ed. or the M.A.T. program.
  • consent of department chair.
MUS 521: The Symphony

Focus is on the history of the symphony, with emphasis on its continuous stylistic and formal development. Students investigate individual symphonies. Analytical procedures are stressed.
3 credit hours

MUS 522: Opera

The opera from Monteverdi to the present is explored, with equal emphasis on each century involved. Analytical procedures are stressed.
3 credit hours

MUS 560: Seminar in Music Literature

Students concentrate on a selected topic and engage in intensive study of a major composer or of an important historical development. Emphasis is on research techniques.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
MUS 561-563: Large Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition.
561 Chorus
562 Wind Ensemble
563 Orchestra
0.5 credit hours

MUS 564-566: Chamber Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition. Since balanced groups are necessary, selection of participants is made by the instructor.
564 Chamber Music Ensemble (instrumental and vocal chamber music, including duos, trios, and quartets)
565 Concert Jazz Band (Formerly Jazz Ensemble)
566 Chamber Singers
1 credit hours

MUS 567: Master Class in Conducting

Instrumental or choral conducting is presented in a one-day participatory master class, which includes conducting with a lab ensemble, coaching by a guest clinician, a videotape review, and writing a reflective paper.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate standing
MUS 568: Opera Workshop

Focus is on the skills necessary for a career in opera and musical theatre as singers and/or coaches.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor and assistant chair of music
MUS 569: Master Class in Applied Music

Students enrolled in applied music augment their knowledge of literature and performance techniques.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor and assistant chair of music
MUS 570-589: Applied Music

Private study is given in voice or any one of the instruments listed below. A fee is charged in addition to the regular college fees.

570 Violin
571 Viola
572 Cello
573 String Bass
574 Voice
575 Clarinet-Saxophone
576 Flute
577 Oboe–English Horn
578 Bassoon
579 Trumpet
580 French Horn
581 Trombone-Baritone
582 Tuba
583 Organ
584 Piano
585 Classic Guitar
586 Percussion
588 Harp
589 Harpsichord

2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
MUS 590: Independent Study

Students select a topic and undertake concentrated research under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
1-6 credit hours

MUS 591: Graduate Recital

Students perform a public recital of literature from various stylistic periods.
0 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • consent of departmental graduate committee.
MUSE 501: Research Techniques in Music Education

Research techniques in music education are applied. The bibliography is explored, and standard sources are used.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
MUSE 502: Perception, Assessment, and Evaluation in Music

The nature of musical perception, discrimination, and talent are studied, with emphasis on music aptitude and the theories on which they are based, such as learning theories. Included are standard evaluation techniques.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
MUSE 503: School Music Administration and Supervision

The factors involved in administering and supervising school music programs are examined.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of instructor
MUSE 525: Advanced Studies in Music Education

Basic concepts in the philosophy of music education, aesthetics, the history of music education, sociology, and psychology are presented.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
MUSE 526: Student Teaching in Music Education

In this culminating field experience, candidates complete a teaching experience in an elementary and secondary school under the supervision of cooperating teachers and a college supervisor. This is a full-semester assignment. Graded S, U.
10 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • and all major and professional courses required prior to student teaching
  • concurrent enrollment in MUSE 560
  • Concurrent enrollment in MUSE 412
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 a full semester prior to student teaching
  • Completion of community service requirement
  • Negative result from the required tuberculin test
  • passing score(s) on the Praxis II
  • MUSE 413
  • approved Preparing to Teach Portfolio
MUSE 560: Student Teaching Seminar in Music Education

Teacher behaviors appropriate to effective teaching are developed. Topics include classroom and time management, effective communication, learning styles, and teaching strategies. This seminar meets weekly.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in MUSE 526
MUSE 566: Seminar in Music Education

Selected problems are investigated.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
MUSE 592: Graduate Thesis

A formal research problem is investigated by the student. An advisor from the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance is assigned to the student.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of departmental graduate committee

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