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Music (MUSI)

MUSI 1116:    Sight Singing/Ear Training

Cr. 1.0 (1-1-0). Prerequisite(s): TSI Complete in Reading; Corequisite MUSI 1311.
This course is designed to improve the sight singing and ear training skills of music majors using drills to develop aural awareness. Melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation are emphasized.

MUSI 1117:    Sight Singing/Ear Training

Cr. 1.0 (1-1-0). Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1116; Corequisite MUSI 1312
This course is a continuation of MUSI 1116 designed to improve the sign singing and ear training skills of music majors using drills to develop aural awareness. Melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation are emphasized.

MUSI 1181:    Class Piano

Cr. 1.0 (1-1-0). Corequisite: MUSI 1311
Class Piano 1181 is designed for beginning piano students. New concepts are introduced through demonstration and reinforced with drills. Students must reinforce these concepts with practice outside of class.

MUSI 1182:    Class Piano 

Cr. 1.0 (1-1-0). Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 1181.
Class Piano 1182 is a continuation of MUSI 1181. New concepts are introduced through demonstration and reinforced with drills. Students must reinforce these concepts with practice outside of class.

MUSI 1307:    Music Literature

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0).
Survey of the principal musical forms and cultural periods as illustrated in literature of major composers.

MUSI 1311:    Music Theory

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): TSI Complete in Reading; Corequisite: MUSI 1116
Ability to read notes on the treble and bass staves; ability to read and count basic rhythms in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 using whole notes, dotted half notes, half notes, dotted quarter notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, dotted eighth notes, and sixteenth notes.

MUSI 1312:    Music Theory

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1311; Corequisite: MUSI 1117
A basic study of the material of counterpoint and harmony. the study is made through listening and observation of the literature. Lessons in application include activities in keyboard, composition, and analysis.

MUSI 2116:    Advanced Sight Singing/Ear Training

Cr. 1.0 (1-1-0). Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1117; Corequisite: MUSI 2311
The sight singing portion includes singing of nontonal melodies and contrapuntal examples. More complex melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation will be covered.

MUSI 2117:    Advanced Sight Singing/Ear Training

Cr. 1.0 (1-1-0). Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2116; Corequisite: MUSI 2312
A continuation of MUSI 1117. The sight singing portion includes singing of nontonal melodies and contrapuntal examples. More complex melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation will be covered.

MUSI 2181:    Class Piano

Cr. 1.0 (1-1-0). Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 1182.
Class piano 2181 is a continuation of MUSI 1182. New concepts are introduced through demonstration and reinforced with drills. Students must reinforce these concepts with practice outside of class.

MUSI 2182:    Class Piano 

Cr. 1.0 (1-1-0). Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C" or higher in MUSI 2181.
Class piano 2182 is a continuation of MUSI 1182. New concepts are introduced through demonstration and reinforced with drills. Students must reinforce these concepts with practice outside of class.

MUSI 2311:    Advanced Music Theory

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1312; Corequisite: MUSI 2116
Advanced Music Theory is a continuation of the comprehensive approach used in MUSI 1312, with an emphasis upon traditional forms and harmony.

MUSI 2312:    Advanced Music Theory

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2311; Corequisite: MUSI 2117
Advanced Music Theory is a continuation of the comprehensive approach used in MUSI 2311, with an emphasis upon traditional forms and harmony using altered chords. In the second semester there is also an introduction to 20th century materials.

MUSI 3301:    Music Literature and History

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor or MUSI 1307.
This is a course investigating the history of music emphasizing the development of musical forms and important musical pieces from antiquity until the end of the nineteenth century. Students will listen to music as well as read about the history of music. Crosslisted with HUMA 3301.

MUSI 4300:    Selected Topics in the Musical Arts

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
Specific focus on a selected topic in music theory, musical performance and/or other areas of music. Topics vary by instructor. May be repeated when topics vary.

MUSI 4301:    Contemporary Music Analysis 

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor or MUSI 1307.
This is a course investigating contemporary music. Developments of musical forms in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be investigated. Students will listen to music as well as read about the history of music. Crosslisted with HUMA 4301.