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Course Descriptions

Music (MUS)

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MUS 23: Fundamentals of Music Theory

3.00 Credits

The basic concepts of tonal music, including notation, terminology, and rudiments of harmony, sight singing, and ear training. Students assigned to this course must complete both 023 and 024 successfully as prerequisites for 121 and 123.

MUS 24: Fundamentals of Music Theory

3.00 Credits

A continuation of 023, developing further the basic concepts of tonal music, including notation, terminology, and rudiments of harmony, sight singing, and ear training. Students assigned to Fundamentals of Music Theory must complete both 023 and 024 successfully as prerequisites for 121 and 123. Prerequisite: 023 for 024.

MUS 80: Catholic University Summer Band Workshop

0 Credits

The Catholic University Summer Band Workshop is open to any student currently enrolled in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. The workshop will provide an opportunity for students to prepare, rehearse, and perform a concert of concert band literature at the end of one week. Students will be coached in specific instrumental technique and large-ensemble skills by Catholic University faculty and other professional musicians.

MUS 99: High School Musical Theatre Institute

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 100: Studio X

0 Credits

Weekly lectures, master classes, or performances by invited guests. Registration and attendance required of all undergraduates each semester. Pass/Fail.

MUS 103: Musical Theatre Workshop: Freshman Level I

1.00 Credits

Introduction to the basic principles of acting as applied to developing a song for performance. Emphasis is on each individual developing his or her intentional process that involves analysis and performance of songs from Musical Theatre. Public Performance is required. This course is only open to musical theatre majors. Department consent required.

MUS 104: Musical Theatre Workshop: Freshman Level II

1.00 Credits

Further study of the basic principles of acting as applied to developing a song for performance and auditions as offered in Musical theatre Workshop: Freshmen Level I. Each individual will continue to develop his or her process involving analysis and performance of songs from Musical Theatre. Public Performance is required. This course is only open to musical theatre majors. Department consent required. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre Workshop Freshman Level I

MUS 105A: Ballet I

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in beginning ballet. Department consent.

MUS 105B: Ballet II

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in advanced-beginning ballet. Department consent. Prerequisite: Ballet I

MUS 105C: Ballet III

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in intermediate ballet. Department Consent. Prerequisite: Ballet II.

MUS 105D: Ballet IV

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in advanced-intermediate ballet. Department consent. Prerequisite: Ballet III.

MUS 105E: Ballet V

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in advanced ballet. Department consent. Prerequisite: Ballet IV.

MUS 115: General-Choral Techniques for the Instrumental Music Educator

3.00 Credits

Designed for the instrumental music educator, this course introduces techniques of vocal production and instruction in choral and general classroom settings. Physiological aspects of breath, tone, early training in the voice, and the ability to offer effective vocal modeling in instrumental and general music settings. Offered on a rotational basis. Departmental consent.

MUS 116: Instrumental Techniques for the Choral Music Educator

3.00 Credits

For choral/general music education majors, a pedagogical study of brass, woodwind and string instruments through practical playing and other experiences. Includes care and maintenance, acoustic principles, playing techniques, and evaluation of standard methods texts. Required of all choral/general music education majors. Department consent.

MUS 119: Blues & Rock: Singing, Writing, and Improvising, for the Non-Music Major

3.00 Credits

This course is geared toward vocalists and instrumentalists at any level who would like to hone their musical knowledge and skills. Blues progressions will be used as a medium for improvising and expanding the musical vocabulary. The course will introduce topics such as basic pitch notation, chord progressions and scales, internal rhythm, and improvisatory techniques. All students will sing during class, but a well-trained voice is not necessary. No prerequisite; no audition required. Humanities elective open to all students of the University other than music majors.

MUS 120: Professional Development: Aspiring Opera Singer

1.00 Credits

Credit option available to students participating in the Opera Institute for Young Singers, an institute offered during the Summer Session by The Washington Opera in conjunction with The Summer Opera Theatre Company and The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. For students between the ages of 15 and 18. Intensive training program conducted by members of the artistic staff from The Washington Opera, The Summer Opera Theatre Company, and The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, designed to introduce students to the world of opera in preparation for college and career, to enhance their professional development, and to help them become well-rounded musicians. Includes master classes, voice lessons, coaching and diction, audition preparation, stage expectations, and opera history. In order to pursue this credit option, applicants must be admitted to the University as undergraduate non-degree students. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 121: Ear Training and Sight Singing I

2.00 Credits

Practical training in solving the problems of rhythmic reading and of sight-singing tonal music. Attention also to rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation. Emphasis on diatonic materials. Prerequisites: 023, 024, or successful completion of evaluation test.

MUS 122: Ear Training and Sight Singing II

2.00 Credits

A continuation of 121, providing additional practical training in solving the problems of rhythmic reading and of sight-singing tonal music. Attention also to rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation. Emphasis on diatonic materials, but with an introduction to chromatic alterations within nonmodulatory contexts. Prerequisites:121, 123, 124 (or concurrent enrollment in 124).

MUS 123: Harmony I

2.00 Credits

Elementary concepts of tonal music, including both written and keyboard assignments. Notation, terminology, rudiments, figured bass symbolization, diatonic triads, and seventh chords, plus an introduction to cadences and nonchord tones. Prerequisites: 023, 024, or successful completion of evaluation test.

MUS 124: Harmony II

2.00 Credits

A continuation of 123, developing further the elementary concepts of tonal music, including both written and keyboard assignments. Introduction to the partwriting of triads and seventh chords in root position and inversions, harmonic analysis, modulations, secondary dominants, and form. Prerequisite: 123.

MUS 125: Accelerated Harmony I

3.00 Credits

The first semester of a two-semester accelerated music theory course. This semester includes course content equivalent to that of 123 and 124. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 126: Accelerated Harmony II

3.00 Credits

The second semester of a two-semester accelerated music theory course. This semester includes course content equivalent to that of 223 and 224. Prerequisites: 125 or the equivalent, Department Consent.

MUS 131: Music Literature

3.00 Credits

A chronological survey of music from the baroque period to the present. Emphasis on stylistic analysis of prototypes of the various historical periods.

MUS 138: Introduction to Music Education

2.00 Credits

Designed to help students clarify whether they have an interest in becoming and effective teacher, this one credit course is for any student interested in in instrumental, general, or choral music education. Topics include the nature of music teaching, qualities and competencies of a music teacher, and an introduction to basic music pedagogies and issues. To be taken concurrently with MUS 140, Music Education lab. There are no other prerequisites. Required within the music education program; an elective open to all students of the School of Music.

MUS 148: World Percussion Techniques

1.00 Credits

The study of percussion instruments and ensembles found in world music literature and current public/parochial school practices. Offered on a rotational basis. Department consent.

MUS 150: Field Experiences in Music Education

0 Credits

Clinical experiences to involve observation, one-on-one tutoring, supervised participation in classroom instruction. Required of all music education majors (instrumental, choral/general, combined, and non-degree certification). Enrollment is continuous and mandatory throughout enrollment in music education coursework, with the exception of the student teaching semester. Pass/Fail

MUS 153: Piano Ensemble I

1.00 Credits

Study and performance of two-piano and four-hand literature. For the piano major. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 154: Piano Ensemble II

1.00 Credits

Study and performance of two-piano and four-hand literature. For the Piano major. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 155: Piano Sight-Reading

1.00 Credits

Practical approaches to the development of sight-reading and study skills. For the piano major or principal. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 156: Piano Sight-Reading

1.00 Credits

Practical approaches to the development of sight-reading and study skills. For the piano major or principal. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 170: Percussion Techniques for Music Educators

1.00 Credits

Development of fundamental techniques on snare drum, mallets, auxiliary percussion, and timpani. Includes interpretation of notation, care and maintenance, introduction to drum set, and evaluation of standard methods text. Department consent.

MUS 172: Woodwind Techniques for Music Educators

3.00 Credits

A pedagogic study of woodwind instruments through practical playing experience. Includes care and maintenance, acoustic principles, playing techniques, and evaluation of standard methods texts. Required for instrumental and combined instrumental/choral-general music education majors. Offered on a rotational basis. Department consent.

MUS 173: Brass Techniques for Music Educators

3.00 Credits

A pedagogic study of brass instruments through practical playing experience. Includes care and maintenance, acoustic principles, playing techniques, and evaluation of standard methods texts. Required for instrumental and combined instrumental/choral-general music education majors. Offered on a rotational basis. Department consent.

MUS 174: String Techniques for Music Educators

3.00 Credits

A pedagogic study of stringinstruments through practical playing experience. Includes care and maintenance, acoustic principles, playing techniques, and evaluation of standard methods texts. Required for instrumental and combined instrumental/choral-general music education majors. Offered on a rotational basis. Department consent.

MUS 178: Music in Western Civilization

3.00 Credits

Students will discuss examples of music from each period of European musical history from the Middle Ages to the present. The development of style and various performance ensembles will be highlighted. Excerpts from aesthetics and musical theory from each period will be presented. Listening and concert attendance are required. Department Consent.

MUS 183: Class Piano I

1.00 Credits

Fundamental keyboard experiences for students whose primary instrument is not piano. Emphasis on musical skills including harmonization, improvisation, transposition, sight reading, and the creation of accompaniments. Limited enrollment. For music majors; others with School of Music approval. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 184: Class Piano II

1.00 Credits

Continuation of 183, developing fundamental keyboard experiences for students whose primary instrument is not piano. Emphasis on musical skills including harmonization, improvisation, transposition, sight reading, and the creation of accompaniments. Limited enrollment. For music majors; others with School of Music approval. Prerequisites: 183, Department Consent.

MUS 205A: Tap I

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in beginning tap. Department consent.

MUS 205B: Tap II

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in advanced-beginning tap. Department consent. Prerequisite: Tap I.

MUS 205C: Tap III

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in intermediate tap. Department consent. Prerequisite: Tap II.

MUS 205D: Tap IV

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in advanced-intermediate tap. Department consent. Prerequisite: Tap III.

MUS 205E: Tap V

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in advanced tap. Department consent. Prerequisite: Tap IV.

MUS 215: Musical Theatre Workshop: Sophomore Level I

1.00 Credits

This course will explore various topics in physical theatre acting techniques in order to facilitate an awareness of acting with the whole body and to foster a strong sense of ensemble within the sophomore musical theatre class. The course will culminate with a showcase to be presented at the end of the semester, and may require some outside rehearsal. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre Workshop: Freshman Level II (or, with permission of adviser and instructor, concurrent enrollment with Musical Theatre Workshop: Freshman Level I)

MUS 215A: Musical Theatre Workshop: Sophomore Level II

1.00 Credits

This course will take the physical theatre and ensemble skills learned in Musical Theatre Workshop: Sophomore Level I, and incorporate them with the singing voice through the rehearsing and staging of duets, trios, and scenes. The course will culminate in a showcase of the work done in class. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre Workshop: Sophomore Level I

MUS 221: Ear Training and Sight Singing III

2.00 Credits

A continuation of the practical training in sight singing and dictation begun in 121 and 122. Prerequisites: 122, 124, and 223 (or concurrent enrollment in 223).

MUS 222: Ear Training and Sight Singing IV

2.00 Credits

A continuation of the practical training in sight singing and dictation begun in 121 and 122 and developed further in 221. Covers more difficult problems in modulation, chromatic harmony, and complex rhythms. Prerequisites: 221, 223, 224 (or concurrent enrollment in 224).

MUS 223: Harmony III

2.00 Credits

Further development of skills begun in 123 and 124 with an emphasis on diatonic seventh chords and secondary dominants. Includes both written and keyboard assignments. Prerequisites: 123, 124.

MUS 224: Harmony IV

2.00 Credits

Continuation of 223, with an emphasis on altered chords, remote modulations, extended tertian sonorities, and an introduction to harmonic practices of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes both written and keyboard assignments. Prerequisite: 223.

MUS 278: Discovering Classical Music

3.00 Credits

An exploration of Western European music from the Middle Ages to the present day. Emphasizes understanding musical elements and learning how to interpret and find meaning in music. Also includes consideration of musical works within their larger historical and cultural contexts. No previous musical experience or ability to read music required. Available only to students who have completed their first year. Not intended for music majors; does not fulfill any music major requirement.

MUS 283: Class Piano III

1.00 Credits

Continuation and intensification of skills begun in 183 and 184. Special emphasis on using the piano as a musicianship tool and developing functional keyboard skills required for the piano proficiency examination. Limited enrollment. For music majors; others with School of Music approval. Prerequisites: 183, 184, Department Consent.

MUS 284: Class Piano IV

1.00 Credits

Continuation of 283. Special emphasis on using the piano as a musicianship tool and developing functional keyboard skills required for the piano proficiency examination. Limited enrollment. For music majors; others with School of Music approval. Prerequisites: 283, Department Consent.

MUS 300: Greek Tragedy and Opera

3.00 Credits

A historical survey to explore the integral connection between the two genres. Selected number of tragedies will be studied and compared with the libretti of operas based on them. The course will cover fundamentals of performance practice of both genres, examine similarities and differences, and consider the degree to which opera adapts tragedy to its own needs or adapts itself to tragedy. Weekly listening and reading assignments (both primary and secondary literature). One presentation and one term paper required. Cross-listed with Department of Greek and Latin: academic elective for both Music and non-Music majors; elective for Classical Civilization majors.

MUS 301: Roman History and Opera

3.00 Credits

A team-taught historical survey designed to explore the reception of ancient Roman culture into Western opera. Selected episodes from Roman mythology and history will be studied and compared with operatic libretti based upon them. The course will also cover fundamentals of operatic form and performance practice, and consider the degree to which opera adapts Roman tradition to its own needs and priorities. Weekly listening and reading assignments in both primary and secondary literature, with a significant online resource component. Music reading ability not required: open to all undergraduate students except music majors: does not fulfill any MUS degree requirement for music majors.

MUS 302: Silent Film Music

3.00 Credits

The emergence of synchronized film sound in the late 1920's, and the many attempts to synchronize sound with image prior to that time, will also be studied, although the primary focus of the course will be live accompaniment to silent film. The course will examine silent film performance practice from the silent era to the present, and observe how improvisation influences film score composition. Music reading ability is not required; open to all undergraduate students except music majors: does not fulfill any MUS degree requirement for music majors.

MUS 303: Italy and Musical Tradition

3.00 Credits

Many of the most important musical genres originated in Italy: the sonata da chiesa and sonata da camera, which gave birth to chamber music; the concerto grosso, progenitor of the modern concerto; the cantata, and the oratorio. Opera began in Italy (Florence) around 1600, and Italian preeminence in the operatic field persists to the present day, both in the richness of its repertory and the quality of its performers. The course will consider such topics as the influence of the Counter-Reformation on Mass settings, the nature of the concerto grosso, the stylistic distinctions between sacred and secular music, the importance of melody and drama in Italian stage music, and other topics. Also, the course will introduce students to important, standard musical terminology. Chronologically organized, course topics will be anchored by focusing on a specific composer or work: the development of musical trends and genres is an important aspect of study. Course content will consist of reading (in English) of primary sources and secondary scholarship, listening and viewing assignments, student presentations, and attendance at concerts and one operatic production in Rome during the semester. Assessments: content and listening quizzes and examinations, student presentations, final paper. Music reading ability not required: open to all undergraduate students except music majors: does not fulfill any MUS degree requirement for music majors.

MUS 310: Musical Theatre Topics

3.00 Credits

This course is designed to cover a variety of topics that are supplementary to the required education of students in the school of music. Topics may include but are not limited to monologue coaching, advanced vocal styles, stage directing, stage management, musical direction, and various acting techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 310A: Musical Theatre Topics

2.00 Credits

This course is designed to cover a variety of topics that are supplementary to the required education of students in the school of music. Topics may include but are not limited to monologue coaching, advanced vocal styles, stage directing, stage management, musical direction, and various acting techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 310B: Musical Theatre Topics

1.00 Credits

This course is designed to cover a variety of topics that are supplementary to the required education of students in the school of music. Topics may include but are not limited to monologue coaching, advanced vocal styles, stage directing, stage management, musical direction, and various acting techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 315: Musical Theatre Workshop: Junior Level I

1.00 Credits

This course is designed to bring the student more deeply into the purely musical aspects of theatre arts. Topics covered will include shaping a story musically, musical rehearsal techniques, the vocal palette, rhythmic styles and internal rhythm. Attention will be placed on audition repertoire, proper preparation of sheet music for the pianist, and communication with the pianist. The semester will culminate with a public performance in Ward Recital Hall. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre Workshop: Sophomore Level II (or concurrent enrollment in Musical Theatre Workshop: Sophomore Level I)

MUS 315A: Musical Theatre Workshop: Junior Level II

1.00 Credits

This course is designed to bring the student more deeply into the purely musical aspects of theatre arts. Topics covered will include shaping a story musically, musical rehearsal techniques, the vocal palette, rhythmic styles and internal rhythm. Attention will be placed on audition repertoire, proper preparation of sheet music for the pianist, and communication with the pianist. The semester will culminate with a public performance in Ward Recital Hall. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre Workshop: Junior Level I

MUS 321: Form and Analysis I

3.00 Credits

Introduction to the study of formal aspects of music, ranging from smaller structural units to complete movements.Emphasis on music from the common practice period. Offered every second semester. Prerequisites: 221, 222, 223, 224. By permission of the head of the music theory/composition division, a student may be permitted to take this course concurrently with MUS 224.

MUS 322: Form and Analysis II

3.00 Credits

Continuation of 321, with emphasis on the analysis of pre-Baroque music and twentieth-century music and on more complex examples of music from the common practice period. Offered every other first semester. Prerequisites: 221, 222, 223, 224, 321.

MUS 323: Orchestration

3.00 Credits

First semester of a two-semester course sequence in instrumentation and the orchestration of music for small ensembles and orchestra. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: 221, 222, 223, 224.

MUS 325: History of Music I

3.00 Credits

Survey of European music, beginning with ancient Greek traditions and the early Christian Church and continuing through the Baroque. Students are required to take 325, 326, 327 in the sequence listed. Prerequisites: 123, 124.

MUS 326: History of Music II

3.00 Credits

Survey of music in Europe from the late Baroque to the end of the Romantic Period. Students are required to take MUS 325, 326, 327 in the sequence listed. Prerequisites: 123, 124, 325.

MUS 327: History of Music III

3.00 Credits

Survey of music in Europe and the United States between 1880 and the present, together with an introduction to non-Western music. Students are required to take 325, 326, 327 in the sequence listed. Prerequisites: 123, 124, 325, 326.

MUS 335: The Music of Latin America

3.00 Credits

An overview of the traditions and cultures as studied through history, traditional folk songs, dance, and compositions. The course aims to provide an eclectic approach to the exploration and study of the richness and diversity of Latin American music. The course serves as an introduction to the various art forms and genres and offers experiential activities through singing, dancing, and listening, as a means to a deeper understanding of how the music shaped the various cultures and traditions of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries in the Americas. An undergraduate-level course for students pursuing a degree in music education; also open as an elective to all students of the university (undergraduate and graduate) and specifically for those students pursuing any music performance or composition degree; a graduate-level course designed for those students who already possess an undergraduate degree in music performance who are pursuing a degree in music education and/or music performance. Department consent. Bound course with MUS 555LA.

MUS 337: Basic Conducting

2.00 Credits

An introduction to the art and craft of conducting. Offered every fall semester. Prerequisites: 221, 222, 223, 224. By permission of the head of the music theory/composition division, a student may be permitted to take this course concurrently with MUS 224 and 222.

MUS 338: Choral Conducting

2.00 Credits

Foundational conducting studies in the choral art: score analysis, the musical integration of informed style, tempo, dynamics, articulation, text in choral literature. Offered in alternating years in the spring semester. Prerequisite: 337.

MUS 340: Special Topics in Music Education

3.00 Credits

In-depth examination of a specific topic in music education, including specific music education and other educational pedagogies, current issues or techniques in music education, or other appropriate subjects. Topics rotate. Class includes lecture and demonstration by the professor as well as student presentations and research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 340A: Special Topics in Music Education

2.00 Credits

In-depth examination of a specific topic in music education, including specific music education and other educational pedagogies, current issues or techniques in music education, or other appropriate subjects. Topics rotate. Class includes lecture and demonstration by the professor as well as student presentations and research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 340B: Special Topics in Music Education

1.00 Credits

In-depth examination of a specific topic in music education, including specific music education and other educational pedagogies, current issues or techniques in music education, or other appropriate subjects. Topics rotate. Class includes lecture and demonstration by the professor as well as student presentations and research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 341: Coll/Practicum in Sacred Music (w/class)

0 Credits

The fortnightly gathering of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and invited musicians for discussion, study, growth in the realm of the art and profession of musica sacra; social interaction is an integral part of this colloquium, as is the informing and welcoming of prospective degree candidates. May be repeated.

MUS 342: Instrumental Conducting

2.00 Credits

Focuses on developing score study and podium conducting skills through practical experience. Highlights include use of a videotape recorder for self-evaluation and participation in a conductors' workshop. Offered every other spring semester. Prerequisite: 337.

MUS 350: Wind and/or Percussion Orchestral Repertoire I

2.00 Credits

Students will play through and become acquainted with wind/percussion parts of the standard symphonic repertoire. Attention will be paid to both technical and stylistic integrity. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 351: Wind and/or Percussion Orchestral Repertoire II

2.00 Credits

Continuation of MUS 350. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 375: Music and Art in the Catholic Tradition

3.00 Credits

This course serves as both an introduction to the history of the musical tradition of the Catholic Church from the Middle Ages (also including its roots in Antiquity) to the present and as a venue for the exploration of the Catholic aesthetic tradition that guided and shaped the development of western art, including music, architecture, and the visual arts, across the centuries. Students will engage directly with primary sources, from authors such as Plato, Boethius, and Saint Augustine, and connect the theory within those sources to the practice of Catholic artists throughout history. Previous knowledge of music or ability to read music not required. Academic elective open to all students of the university. Fulfills music elective requirement for music majors.

MUS 381: Advanced Orchestration

3.00 Credits

Lecture. Practical work in writing for full orchestra. Study of relevant works from the romantic period through the twentieth century. Orchestration of piano music and original music. Demonstration of modern techniques. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: 323

MUS 385: History of Musical Theatre, 1727 - 1935

3.00 Credits

A survey of the origin and development of musical theatre from British ballad opera and European operetta to American musical comedy during the years 1727-1935. Particular emphasis on the contributions of Berlin, Kern, Rodgers & Hart, Gershwin, and Porter. History of the period and performance styles emphasized through aural and visual aids. For musical theatre majors. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 386: History of Musical Theatre, 1935 - present

3.00 Credits

Continuation of MUS 385. A survey of the beginning and development of musical theatre during the years 1935 into the 21st century. Particular emphasis on the contributions of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Weill, Bernstein, Kander & Ebb, and Sondheim. History of the period and performance styles emphasized through aural and visual aids. For musical theatre majors. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 399: Junior Solo Recital

0 Credits

Junior-level solo recital required of majors in Musical Theatre; Orchestral Instruments; Orchestral Instruments/Instrumental Music Education (double major); Organ; Piano; Voice. This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 399A: Junior Non-Degree Solo Recital

0 Credits

Non-degree solo recital for the student whose curriculum does not require a recital but who wishes to present one, by advisement. Hearing required. Department consent.

MUS 400: Piano Pedagogy I: Early Study

2.00 Credits

Focuses on the early piano training of children and adults. Includes an exploration of beginning piano technique, standard and supplementary teaching methods and editions, approaches to the early stages of student development, studio management, and the professional development of the independent music teacher. Opportunities for in-class teaching and observation of experienced teachers provided. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 400A: Piano Pedagogy II: Intermediate Study

2.00 Credits

An examination of pianistic development at the intermediate level. Emphasis placed on repertoire that can stimulate and excite young pianists during this crucial period of study. Students become familiar with this repertoire through performance, analysis, and presentation of lesson plans in music from all style periods. Opportunities for in-class teaching and observation of experienced teachers provided. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 400B: Piano Pedagogy III: Advanced Study

2.00 Credits

A study of issues affecting the advanced student of all ages. Topics include technique, repertoire, practice methods, and recital preparation. The larger world of music, including competitions, auditions, and career choices are examined also. Opportunities to observe and to give master classes are an important part of this course. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: 461.

MUS 401: Accompanying Practicum

0 Credits

Required of all BM in Collaborative Piano degree majors. Every student in the program must be enrolled for 8 semesters. The course consists of one hour of accompanying assignment per week. The assignment for each semester will be determined by the adviser and applied instructor. Pass/Fail.

MUS 401A: Accompanying Practicum

0 Credits

Required of all BM in Collaborative Piano degree majors. Every student in the program must be enrolled for 8 semesters. The course consists of one hour of accompanying assignment per week. The assignment for each semester will be determined by the adviser and applied instructor. Pass/Fail.

MUS 402: Chamber Music or Accompanying

1.00 Credits

Practical work in chamber music literature or accompanying. For undergraduate students. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 403: Chamber Music or Accompanying

1.00 Credits

Practical work in chamber music literature or accompanying. For undergraduate students. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 404: Composition Seminar

1.00 Credits

A weekly meeting of undergraduate composition majors and minors for the presentation of analyses, master classes by visiting composers, compositional projects, group lessons, criticism, and seminar research presentations on composers or topics relevant to contemporary music. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 405A: Modern I

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in beginning modern dance. Department consent. Prerequisite: Ballet I or Jazz I.

MUS 405B: Modern II

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in intermediate modern dance. Department consent. Prerequisite: Modern I.

MUS 406A: Jazz I

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in beginning jazz dance. Department consent.

MUS 406B: Jazz II

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in intermediate jazz dance. Department consent. Prerequisite: Jazz I.

MUS 406C: Jazz III

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in advanced-intermediate jazz dance. Department consent. Prerequisite: Jazz II.

MUS 406D: Jazz IV

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in advanced jazz dance. Department consent. Prerequisite: Jazz III.

MUS 407A: Dance Conditioning

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in conditioning for the dancer. Department consent.

MUS 408A: Theatre Dance I

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in intermediate musical theatre dance. Department consent. Prerequisites: Ballet II, Jazz II.

MUS 408B: Theatre Dance II

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in advanced musical theatre dance. Department consent. Prerequisites: Ballet III, Jazz III.

MUS 412: Tumbling for Dancers

1.00 Credits

Class instruction in basic tumbling skills with an emphasis on handspring step out, aerials, walk overs, layouts, handstand work and more. This class is designed around specific needs for dancers who want to add tumbling to their repertoire. This class will work on connections between basic and advanced tumbling skills with dance leaps and jumps. Elective open to all students of the School of Music and to all students of the university other than music majors. Department consent.

MUS 413: Introduction to Vocal Accompanying

1.00 Credits

An introduction for pianists to the study and performance of music for voice and piano. Stylistic, technical, and textual issues found in art songs, opera, and musical theatre. For undergraduate and graduate pianists. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 416: Theatre Movement

1.00 Credits

This course will explore various topics in physical theatre acting techniques including Lecoq, Ensemble Inquiry, and the Viewpoints method. The course is taught in an active workshop style format and requires a high level of physical activity.

MUS 420: Opera Workshop I

2.00 Credits

This first semester course concentrates on the development of the singing actor: the intellectual preparation and physical technics necessary to the performance of believable operatic characters. All discussions and dramatic exercises are placed within musical contexts that limit or expand all actions, interactions, and reactions.May be offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 420A: Opera Workshop II

2.00 Credits

This second semester course utilizes the techniques acquired in MUS 420/509 through the dramatic preparation of opera scenes. Vocal coaching included. Public performance of operatic scenes required. May be offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: 420/509, Department Consent.

MUS 421: Elementary Gen/Choral Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

A seven-week (full-time) teaching experience in elementary school through which the prospective music teacher gains experience in the strategies of teaching general/choral music under a competent elementary general/choral music teacher. Prerequisite: MUS 453. Departmental consent.

MUS 421A: Secondary Gen/Choral Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

A seven-week (full-time) teaching experience in secondary school through which the prospective music teacher gains experience in the strategies of teaching general/choral music under a competent secondary general/choral music teacher. Prerequisite: MUS 454. Departmental consent.

MUS 421B: Gen/Choral Student Teacher Seminar

1.00 Credits

A weekly meeting of all in-field gen/choral music education student teachers, to be taken concurrently with MUS 421 and MUS 421A. Topics include curriculum and instruction issues as they emerge from student teaching experiences, certification and graduation requirements, job search strategies, resumé preparation, interview techniques, and other issues related to professional development. The course also requires the creation of a senior portfolio. Departmental consent.

MUS 422: Elementary Instrumental Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

A seven-week (full-time) teaching experience in elementary school through which the prospective music teacher gains experience in the strategies of teaching instrumental music under a competent elementary instrumental music teacher. Prerequisite: MUS 455. Departmental consent.

MUS 422A: Secondary Instrumental Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

A seven-week (full-time) teaching experience in secondary school through which the prospective music teacher gains experience in the strategies of teaching instrumental music under a competent secondary instrumental music teacher. Prerequisite: MUS 456. Departmental consent.

MUS 422B: Instrumental Student Teaching Seminar

1.00 Credits

A weekly meeting of all in-field instrumental music education student teachers, to be taken concurrently with MUS 422 and MUS 422A. Topics include curriculum and instruction issues as they emerge from student teaching experiences, certification and graduation requirements, job search strategies, resumé preparation, interview techniques, and other issues related to professional development. The course also requires the creation of a senior portfolio. Departmental consent.

MUS 422D: Piano Literature V: The Piano in Chamber Music

3.00 Credits

Includes sonatas, piano trios, piano quartets, and piano quintets by such composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Franck, Faure, Debussy, Ravel, and other composers through the twentieth century. Lecture and listening. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 423: Combined: Elementary Gen/Choral or Instrumental Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

A seven-week (full-time) teaching experience in elementary school through which the prospective music teacher gains experience in the strategies of teaching gen/choral or instrumental music under a competent elementary general/choral or instrumental music teacher. Prerequisites: MUS 453, MUS 454, MUS 455, MUS 456. Departmental consent.

MUS 423A: Combined: Secondary Gen/Choral or Instrumental Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

A seven-week (full-time) teaching experience in secondary school through which the prospective music teacher gains experience in the strategies of teaching secondary gen/choral or instrumental music under a competent secondary gen/choral or instrumental music teacher. Prerequisites: MUS 453, MUS 454, MUS 455, MUS 456. Departmental consent.

MUS 423B: Combined: Gen/Choral-Instrumental Student Teacher Seminar

1.00 Credits

A weekly meeting of all in-field comgined gen/choral-instrumental music education student teachers, to be taken concurrently with MUS 423 and MUS 423A. Topics include curriculum and instruction issues as they emerge from student teaching experiences, certification and graduation requirements, job search strategies, resumé preparation, interview techniques, and other issues related to professional development. The course also requires the creation of a senior portfolio. Departmental consent.

MUS 424: Chamber Music Techniques

3.00 Credits

Techniques of preparation, rehearsal, and performance of chamber music works involving piano. Discussion of interpretive, technical, and ensemble issues for various combinations of instruments and preparation of individual works for performance. MUS 424 is required of undergraduates in the Collaborative Piano degree program. MUS 525 is required of graduate students in the DMA Chamber Music degree program. Offered on a rotational basis. May be repeated with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 434: Counterpoint

3.00 Credits

An introduction to the techniques of counterpoint, with an emphasis on counterpoint in the style of Palestrina and the style of J.S. Bach. Prerequisites: 221, 222, 223, 224. Department consent.

MUS 435A: Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy and Physiology

2.00 Credits

A study investigating the vocal physiology and various teaching methods and tools necessary to the successful singer and pedagogue. Required study for all voice majors, undergraduate and graduate. Offered fall semester only.

MUS 436A: Stage Movement for Singers I

2.00 Credits

Stage movement skills are a necessary component in the education and training of young singers. Effective stage movements differ from everyday body movements in scope, variety, and rhythm. The significance of communication through body movement is well documented in the literature on psycho-physical reflexes, non-verbal communication, kinesthetic intelligence, and neuro-linguistic programming. This course is based on the methods of Stanislavsi, Dalcroze, Alexander, and Feldenkrais, who view body movement as a learned form of communication. Class exercises introduce students to the stage fall and simulated stage combat. MUS 436A required of undergraduate vocal performance students; MUS 536A elective credit for graduate students.

MUS 436B: Stage Movement for Singers II

2.00 Credits

Continuation of Stage Movement for Singers I.

MUS 437: Musical Theatre and the Meisner Technique

3.00 Credits

An introduction to the basic principles of an acting technique that teaches the actor to make a habit of listening and responding, thereby creating a connection onstage that is compelling and truthful. Building step by step, the class culminates in assigned scene work from the classic musical theatre repertoire in which the student begins to put the principles to work in order to make his or her work onstage more effective. Attendance at class is mandatory, and considerable time outside of class devoted to practice and rehearsal is expected. Public performance required as a final project. Offered on a rotational basis. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 438: Senior Coaching Class:Musical Theatre

3.00 Credits

Preparation of senior recital for majors in the musical theatre program.

MUS 441: Musical Theatre Practicum: Minor Role

1.00 Credits

Credit awarded for the preparation of a minor role in a musical theatre production. May not substitute for musical theatre required courses. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 442: Musical Theatre Practicum: Major Role

3.00 Credits

Credit awarded for the preparation of a major role in a musical theatre production. May not substitute for musical theatre required courses. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 449: Musical Theatre Workshop: Senior Level I

1.00 Credits

This course is designed to assist senior level students in the musical theatre division to make the transition from student to practicing professional. The senior year performance workshop provides practical preparation of audition materials, training in the interaction with trade professionals, an introduction to the business of theatre, and rehearsal for the showcase in the Musical Theatre Workshop: Senior Level II. Prerequisite: MUS 315A.

MUS 449A: Musical Theatre Workshop: Senior Level II

1.00 Credits

This course is designed to assist senior level students in the musical theatre division to make the transition from student to practicing professional. The course will focus on the preparation and performance of a showcase in Washington DC and/or New York City. Additionally the course will address professional conduct and procedure issues specific to the industry of professional Musical Theatre. Prerequisites: Musical Theatre Workshop: Senior Level I. Departmental Consent required.

MUS 450: Musical Theatre Directing

3.00 Credits

During the semester students will learn the fundamentals of the director's craft and how to apply them to the direction of a musical number. The course focuses on the director's preparation process and how to apply it to a successful collaboration with singing actors, choreographers, and music directors. The course culminates with a final musical scene directed entirely by the student. Music elective for undergraduate music majors; academic elective for qualified undergraduate non-music majors. Prerequisite: DR 206. Basic music reading skills required; non-music majors must contact the instructor prior to registering for the course to demonstrate these skills. Departmental consent required.

MUS 453: Elementary General-Choral Music Methods

3.00 Credits

Eclectic approach to teaching general music in the elementary school. Overview of current methods such as Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze. Field based, includes a practicum.

MUS 454: Secondary General-Choral Music Methods

3.00 Credits

A continuation of 453 at the secondary school level.

MUS 455: Elementary And Middle School Instrumental Music Methods

3.00 Credits

Designed to help the student acquire prescribed knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become an effective teacher of instrumental music at the elementary and middle school levels. Department consent.

MUS 456: Secondary Instrumental Music Methods

3.00 Credits

Designed to help the student acquire prescribed knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become an effective teacher of instrumental music at the secondary level. Department consent.

MUS 459: History of 20th-Century Directing

3.00 Credits

Examination of the role and impact of the director in 20th-Century Theatre. Students will study specific directors and their techniques in regard to musical and non musical landmark productions. Students will be expected to produce written analysis and practical demonstrations of studied techniques culminating with a semi-produced one-act production. (Bound with 559A)Prerequisite: DR 206.

MUS 460: Music in the Early Childhood and Elementary Instruction

3.00 Credits

Designed for teachers engaged in early childhood instruction and/or elementary education. Includes basics in note reading, rhythmic notation, sight reading, singing, and piano; the use of classroom instruments; and methods, materials, and procedures employed in teaching music. For the nonmusic major. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 468: Orchestral Literature for String Players

3.00 Credits

A survey of standard orchestral literature, requiring weekly class performance, with supplemental work on sight reading and audition preparation. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 468A: String Pedagogy

3.00 Credits

Treatises on string teaching from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries (e.g., Geminiani and Galamian) examined as a background for an inquiry into contemporary pedagogical issues. For string majors. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 468B: Guitar Literature

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 468C: Guitar Pedagogy

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 470: CUA Chamber Choir

1.00 Credits

Rehearsal and performance of the spectrum of literatures appropriate for chamber chorus. Limited enrollment; by audition and with permission of the conductor. Fulfills major ensemble requirement.

MUS 470A: Chamber Choir, Non-Credit Participation

0 Credits

For students in the Master of Music in Sacred Music and the DMA in Sacred Music degree programs, required to participate in Chamber Choir each semester in residence, and who have already fulfilled their credit requirement.

MUS 470B: University Singers

1.00 Credits

University Singers is the advanced chorus of the School of Music. Rehearsal and performance of works of all periods, occasionally with the University Symphony Orchestra. By audition. May be repeated for credit. Fulfills major ensemble requirement.

MUS 470C: University Chorus

1.00 Credits

University Chorus provides a performance forum in which students develop their musical and vocal skills. Rehearsal and performance of a wide spectrum of literature; joins the other choral ensembles and University Symphony Orchestra on an occasional basis. By audition. May be repeated for credit. Fulfills major ensemble requirement.

MUS 470D: CUA Women's Chorus

1.00 Credits

Rehearsal and performance of literatures of all periods composed for treble voices. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 470E: CUA Town & Gown Community Chorus

1.00 Credits

The evening chorus, open to students in all disciplines, to faculty, staff, and to the Washington metropolitan community. May be repeated for credit. Department Consent. Does not fulfill major ensemble requirement for music majors except in extraordinary circumstances and only with dean's permission.

MUS 472: Italian Lyric Diction and Repertoire

3.00 Credits

The international phonetic alphabet (IPA) applied, with emphasis on the difference between sung and spoken diction. Practical training through performance in class. Written and oral assignments. Limited enrollment. MUS 472 required of undergraduate vocal performance majors; MUS 572 elective credit for graduate students. Department Consent.

MUS 472A: French Lyric Diction and Repertoire

3.00 Credits

The diction portion includes the international phonetic alphabet (IPA), with emphasis on the difference between sung and spoken diction. Practical training through recordings and performance in class. Listening, lectures, written and oral assignments. Introduction to the interpretation of musical texts (dictionaries, translations). MUS 472A required of undergraduate vocal performance majors; MUS 572A elective credit for graduate students.Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 472B: German Lyric Diction and Repertoire

3.00 Credits

Uses the international phonetic alphabet (IPA), with emphasis on the difference between sung and spoken diction. Practical training through recordings and performance in class. Includes introduction to interpretation of musical texts (dictionaries, translations) from the repertoire. Written and oral assignments. MUS 472B required of undergraduate vocal performance majors; MUS 572B elective credit for graduate students.

MUS 473: Introduction to Electronic Composition

1.00 Credits

This class is an introduction to the tools and theory of making music with various technologies. The course begins with the basic physics of sound and signal routing in a digital workstation, followed by units on basic sound recording and effects processing, sequencing audio and MIDI, synthesis, and interactive systems. The weekly two hour class time will be divided into 50 minutes of lecture, followed by one-on-one meetings between the professor and students. Work for the class largely revolves around a series of composition exercises, culminating in a final composition and end-of-semester concert event. Prerequisites: MUS 121, 123. Departmental consent.

MUS 476: Combined Lyric Diction I

2.00 Credits

An overview of Italian, German, and French Lyric Diction particularly designed for undergraduate voice principals pursuing the General-Choral Music Education degree program and graduate students whose major is Orchestral Conducting or Vocal Accompanying. Department Consent.

MUS 476A: Combined Lyric Diction II

2.00 Credits

An overview of Latin and Spanish Lyric Diction particularly designed for graduate students whose major is Orchestral Conducting or Vocal Accompanying and undergraduate students whose major is Collaborative Piano. Departmental Consent required.

MUS 479: The Organ as a Church Instrument

3.00 Credits

An integration of essential skills and materials for organists. Topics include principles of organ design, registration, and maintenance, with applications to hymn-playing, accompanying, and performance of repertoire. Readings on organ construction, registrational practices, technique, and ornamentation. Assignments at the organ emphasize transposition, harmonization, and service-playing skills. Limited enrollment. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 479A: The Organist as a Church Musician

3.00 Credits

A continuation of 579 with special focus on score reduction at the organ, continuo realization, and improvisation. Selected readings on performance practice. Written assignments in figured bass and organ arranging. Limited enrollment. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: 579 or permission of instructor.

MUS 480: University Symphony Orchestra

1.00 Credits

By audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 480A: Repertory Orchestra

1.00 Credits

Students participate in readings of major works of symphonic and concerto repertoire. Open to graduate and undergraduate instrumentalists with permission of course instructor. This course is a music elective that may be repeated for credit. Note: this course is for elective credit only and does not fulfill the ensemble requirement.

MUS 480B: Wind Ensemble

1.00 Credits

Open to the entire university and surrounding community by audition, the CUA Wind Ensemble forms a major part of many students' ensemble experience in the School of Music. The CUA Wind Ensemble performs several concerts throughout the year consisting of a wide variety of literature from the standard repertoire. Music majors and minors may use the CUA Wind Ensemble to fulfill their major ensemble requirement. All students of the university may use the CUA Wind Ensemble as an elective. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 480C: Jazz Ensemble

1.00 Credits

By audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 480D: Percussion Ensemble

1.00 Credits

By audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 480E: Contemporary Music Ensemble

1.00 Credits

Limited enrollment; by audition and with permission of the ensemble director. Does not replace required Orchestra, Chorus, or Wind Ensemble. Does not count for Chamber Music or scholarship ensemble participation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 480F: Flute Ensemble

1.00 Credits

Open to music and nonmusic majors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 480G: University Symphony Orchestra, Non-Credit Participation

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 480I: Guitar Ensemble

1.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 481: Seminar in Vocal Performance

3.00 Credits

An examination of performance practices in the solo song and operatic repertoire, including a study of standard texts pertaining to the repertoire in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and English. Guest lecturers, study of vocal performances captured on film, and compilation of an annotated bibliography of works dealing with performance practices in opera and song. Student performances of song and opera repertoire. For advanced students. Required of undergraduate vocal performance majors. Offered every spring semester.

MUS 483: Composing for the Liturgy

2.00 Credits

This course examines criteria that make music appropriate for the liturgy. Learn methods and approaches to composing music for the sacred liturgy. Acquire composition skills with a focus n practical application. Department consent required. Prerequisites for undergraduates: successful completion of MUS 222/224. Prerequisites for graduate students: passing both portions of the Theory Placement Exam or completing MUS 488/489.

MUS 487: Writing for Voice

3.00 Credits

Study of methods of writing for voice, creation of practical projects designed for performance. Topics include study of the physiological mechanism of the voice, voice types, study and analysis of examples of vocal writing from the Middle Ages to the present in genres including but not limited to solo song, chamber music, opera, choral music, musical theatre and popular styles. Students collaborate with singers, writing specially-tailored projects for reading and/or performance in class. Prerequisites MUS 222, 224.

MUS 488: Graduate Harmony Review

2.00 Credits

A one-semester review of written harmony topics designed for graduate students who have completed an undergraduate harmony (written theory) sequence. Topics include figured bass and part-writing, Roman numeral analysis, modulation, diatonic and chromatic harmony (including modal borrowing, Neapolitan and augmented 6th chords), extended tertian chords, atonal pitch-class theory and dodecaphonic operations, brief review of forms (binary, ternary, sonata, rondo), fugue, and orchestral score reading with special emphasis on instrumental transpositions. If placed in both the Graduate Harmony and the Aural Skills Review, it is recommended that the student take the Harmony Review prior to the Aural Skills Review.

MUS 489: Graduate Aural Skills Review

2.00 Credits

A one-semester review of aural skills topics designed for graduate students who have completed an undergraduate aural skills sequence. Topics include sight singing of melodies (diatonic, chromatic, modulating, modal, atonal) and rhythms (including syncopations, mixed meters, asymmetrical meters), aural identification of intervals (melodic and harmonic), triads and 7th chords (in root position and inversion, melodic (including modulations and modes), rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. If placed in both the Graduate Harmony and the Aural Skills Review, it is recommended that the student take the Harmony Review prior to the Aural Skills Review.

MUS 490: Graduate Music History Review

3.00 Credits

Designed as a review class for graduate students who have completed a full music history survey. Begins with an overview of the development of Gregorian chant and the Mass and some other specific topics in medieval music. Continues with an intensive survey of music since ca. 1500 with emphasis on the most important composers, compositional techniques, genres, and styles in each period. May be taken concurrently with Research Methodology.

MUS 494: Independent Study

3.00 Credits

Taken by undergraduate students fulfilling an undergraduate-level course (100-499) and by graduate students fulfilling an undergraduate-level prerequisite (100-499). Department Consent required.

MUS 494A: Independent Study

2.00 Credits

Taken by undergraduate students fulfilling an undergraduate-level course (100-499) and by graduate students fulfilling an undergraduate-level prerequisite (100-499). Department Consent required.

MUS 494B: Independent Study

1.00 Credits

Taken by undergraduate students fulfilling an undergraduate-level course (100-499) and by graduate students fulfilling an undergraduate-level prerequisite (100-499). Department Consent required.

MUS 495: Musical Theatre Internship

1.00 Credits

Credit received for work outside of University productions at approved professional and semi-professional theatres, such as selected area dinner theatres, summer stock, Washington Opera Chorus, and Summer Opera Chorus. Work must be limited to choreographer, leading role, music direction, rehearsal accompanist, stage manager, or director. Observation and approval by faculty required. May be repeated for credit.Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 495A: Internship in Teaching Piano

1.00 Credits

Offers two training options: (1) private piano teaching, involving studio teaching of persons from the university community, in which each student in the class plans, teaches, and evaluates a weekly private lesson and attends a weekly pedagogy class, and demonstration lessons are audiotaped and videotaped for further study; and (2) class piano teaching, which involves observation of keyboard classes and participation as a teaching assistant; attendance at the weekly pedagogy class also required.

MUS 495B: Music Management Internship

3.00 Credits

Music students interested in the management/business side of the profession work for a professional performing arts organization in such capacities as are mutually agreed upon by the student, the organization, and the faculty adviser. Each student is responsible for seeking and winning the internship position; the availability of internships cannot be guaranteed. The student must develop, in conjunction with the adviser and responsible members of the professional organization staff, a detailed proposal that includes a description of the student's responsibilities, the extent of the commitment in terms of time, and the means by which the student is to be evaluated at the end of the internship. Proposals will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will also be evaluated by the Office of Career Services (OCS). Available only to students who have completed their sophomore year and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Does not fulfill the requirement of the musical theatre internship. Departmental Consent.

MUS 496: Senior Project /Thesis

0 Credits

Required of majors in Music History and Literature. Registration includes oral presentation of the project or comprehensive exams. The Pass/Fail will be assigned only after all aspects of the Senior project/thesis are completed. Department consent. This class is billed at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 498: Undergraduate Comprehensive Examination

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 499: Senior Solo Recital

0 Credits

Senior-level solo recital required of majors in Composition; General-Choral Music Education; Instrumental Music Education; Combined General-Choral & Instrumental Music Education; Musical Theatre; Orchestral Instruments; Orchestral Instruments/Instrumental Music Education (double major); Organ; Piano; Voice; B.A. in Music. Prerequisite: MUS 399. This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 499A: Senior Non-Degree Solo Recital

0 Credits

Non-degree solo recital for the student whose curriculum does not require a recital but who wishes to present one, by advisement. Hearing required. Department consent.

MUS 499B: Senior Composition Minor Recital

0 Credits

Recital for undergraduate students pursuing a subconcentration (minor) in composition. This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 499C: Senior Piano Minor Recital

0 Credits

Recital for undergraduate students pursuing a subconcentration (minor) in piano. This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 499D: Senior Music Education Honors Recital

0 Credits

Honors recital, consisting of a 45-minute performance (four languages required) with a research paper on a topic approved by the Music Education Committee. One of three options open to voice principals in undergraduate music education degree programs for satisfying the senior capstone experience, the other two being the solo senior recital (MUS 499) and the senior music education lecture-recital (MUS 499E). This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 499E: Senior Music Education Lecture-Recital

0 Credits

Lecture-recital, consisting of a 30-minute performance (four languages required) and a 30-minute lecture (research-based; hard copy required) on a topic approved by the Music Education Committee. One of three options open to voice principals in undergraduate music education degree programs for satisfying the senior capstone experience, the other two being the solo senior recital (MUS 499) and the senior music education lecture-recital (MUS 499D). This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 499F: Chamber Work Performance

0 Credits

Performance of a complete chamber work required of majors in Orchestral Instruments; Piano. May be repeated for violin, viola, cello majors for whom two complete chamber work performances are required. This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 499G: Concerto Performance

0 Credits

Performance of a complete concerto requried of majors in Piano. This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 500: Piano Pedagogy I: Early Study

2.00 Credits

Focuses on the early piano training of children and adults. Includes an exploration of beginning piano technique, standard and supplementary teaching methods and editions, approaches to the early stages of student development, studio management, and the professional development of the independent music teacher. Opportunities for in-class teaching and observation of experienced teachers provided. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 500A: Piano Pedagogy II: Intermediate Study

2.00 Credits

An examination of pianistic development at the intermediate level. Emphasis placed on repertoire that can stimulate and excite young pianists during this crucial period of study. Students become familiar with this repertoire through performance, analysis, and presentation of lesson plans in music from all style periods. Opportunities for in-class teaching and observation of experienced teachers provided. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 500B: Piano Pedagogy III: Advanced Study

2.00 Credits

A study of issues affecting the advanced student of all ages. Topics include technique, repertoire, practice methods, and recital preparation. The larger world of music, including competitions, auditions, and career choices are examined also. Opportunities to observe and to give master classes are an important part of this course. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: 461.

MUS 500D: Group Issues in Piano Teaching

2.00 Credits

An examination of the different approaches for teaching piano to more than one student at a time. Special focus is given to class piano, including the use of digital keyboard instruments, new teaching materials, and recent applications of technology. The advantages of incorporating other types of ensemble playing in the private studio are addressed also. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 500E: The History of Piano Pedagogy

2.00 Credits

Examines the meaning of piano pedagogy, past and present. Topics include early pedagogy as well as contemporary theories and methodologies. Presents a comparison of culturally diverse schools of piano training, including Russian, French, Asian, American, and others. Explores the evolution of teaching repertoire and the growth of psychology as a critical element in piano pedagogy. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 501A: Concert Creativity: developing conceptions, presentations, funding, marketing

3.00 Credits

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to many forms of non-traditional concert presentations and to assist students in conceptualizing new concert formats, to offer in-class experience in experimenting with these formats under supervision, learning how to make the case for funding experimental concerts, where to find grants, how to apply for grants and other forms of financial assistance, and learning how to market these concerts. Some of the specific topics that will be explored: illuminations in the concert hall: from Leonard Bernstein to Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations, The Kronos Quartet, the Emerson Quartet, and other experiments at audience engagement; conceptualizing the event(s); scripting; speaking to audiences; collaborations with actors, dancers, musicologists, visual artists; fund raising; grant writing; board-room presentations; marketing the event(s); public relations: presenting oneself and developing a website. Final exam will be a public concert presentation for the class, open to the public.

MUS 501B: Topics in Musical Theatre Methods for Secondary Education

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 503A: Repertoire for Conductors

2.00 Credits

A survey of basic and selected repertoire with which conducting students should become familiar. Genres: symphonic, opera, ballet, and oratorio, repertoire for young peoples concerts, pops concerts, outdoor and other special event concerts. The class will become familiar with repertoire most needed for assistant conductors: symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikowsky, Dvorak, and others; ballets: Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Appalachian Spring, and others; operas: Hansel and Gretel, Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, La Bohème, and others; oratorios: Messiah, selected Bach cantatas, Fauré Requiem, and others. This course will assist students in developing a basis for further and detailed study of the music they are most likely to encounter as performers, conductors, and assistant conductors in their formative years. Departmental consent. Prerequisite: Harmony IV, Basic Conducting.

MUS 503B: Conducting Seminar for Conducting Minor

2.00 Credits

Introduction to score reading: orchestral, opera, and oratorio scores. How to learn a score as a conductor. Score reading at the keyboard: open-score Bach chorales, and slow movements of string quartets. Transpositions. Conducting technique: developing further upon the lessons of Basic Conducting, refining the language of gesture, and applying the lessons to actual scores of the orchestral, opera, ballet, and oratorio repertoire. Analyzing the technique requirements of various sections of scores, arias, recitatives, developing a concept of color, balance, blend and ensemble. Departmental consent. Prerequisites: Harmony IV; Basic Conducting.

MUS 505: Introduction to Orff and Kodály

3.00 Credits

An introductory overview to the study of the music pedagogies of Orff and Kodály. This course provides the music student with a background knowledge of both pedagogies including basic tools, philosophical foundations, activities, classroom management techniques and teaching strategies that are necessary in order to teach these pedagogies to students in grades PK-5. The practice of these pedagogies will be achieved through singing games, movement, and listening activities. This course will serve as a precursor to the Levels course offered through accredited programs at institutions across the country during the summer months. Department consent. Prerequisites: MUS 453, MUS 454 and/or with permission of instructor.

MUS 506: The Musician in Modern Society

2.00 Credits

Explores the role of the musician in today's society, focusing on different aspects of performing and teaching careers. Assists performers with the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills needed for self-management, private studio development, job interviews, auditions, preparation of publicity and promotional materials, resumes, budgeting, marketing, fund-raising, and grant writing. Offered on a rotational basis. Open to School of Music graduate students and to undergraduate students with permission of the instructor.

MUS 507: CUA Chamber Choir

1.00 Credits

Rehearsal and performance of the spectrum of literatures appropriate for chamber chorus. Limited enrollment; by audition and with permission of the conductor. Fulfills major ensemble requirement.

MUS 507A: Chamber Choir, Non-Credit Participation

0 Credits

For students in the Master of Music in Sacred Music and the DMA in Sacred Music degree programs, required to participate in Chamber Choir each semester in residence, and who have already fulfilled their credit requirement.

MUS 507B: University Singers

1.00 Credits

University Singers is the advanced chorus of the School of Music. Rehearsal and performance of works of all periods, occasionally with the University Symphony Orchestra. By audition. May be repeated for credit. Fulfills major ensemble requirement.

MUS 507C: University Chorus

1.00 Credits

University Chorus provides a performance forum in which students develop their musical and vocal skills. Rehearsal and performance of a wide spectrum of literature; joins the other choral ensembles and University Symphony Orchestra on an occasional basis. By audition. May be repeated for credit. Fulfills major ensemble requirement.

MUS 507D: CUA Women's Chorus

1.00 Credits

Rehearsal and performance of literatures of all periods composed for treble voices. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 507E: CUA Town & Gown Community Chorus

1.00 Credits

The evening chorus, open to students in all disciplines, to faculty, staff, and to the Washington metropolitan community. May be repeated for credit. Department Consent. Does not fulfill major ensemble requirement for music majors except in extraordinary circumstances and only with dean's permission.

MUS 508: University Symphony Orchestra

1.00 Credits

By audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 508A: Repertory Orchestra

1.00 Credits

Students participate in readings of major works of symphonic and concerto repertoire. Open to graduate and undergraduate instrumentalists with permission of course instructor. This course is a music elective that may be repeated for credit. Note: this course is for elective credit only and does not fulfill the ensemble requirement.

MUS 508B: Wind Ensemble

1.00 Credits

Open to the entire university and surrounding community by audition, the CUA Wind Ensemble forms a major part of many students' ensemble experience in the School of Music. The CUA Wind Ensemble performs several concerts throughout the year consisting of a wide variety of literature from the standard repertoire. Music majors and minors may use the CUA Wind Ensemble to fulfill their major ensemble requirement. All students of the university may use the CUA Wind Ensemble as an elective. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 508C: Jazz Ensemble

1.00 Credits

By audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 508D: Percussion Ensemble

1.00 Credits

By audition. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 508E: Contemporary Music Ensemble

1.00 Credits

Limited enrollment; by audition and with permission of the ensemble director. Does not replace required Orchestra, Chorus, or Wind Ensemble. Does not count for Chamber Music or scholarship ensemble participation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 508F: Flute Ensemble

1.00 Credits

Open to music and nonmusic majors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 508G: University Symphony Orchestra, Non-Credit Participation

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 508H: Contemporary Music Ensemble, non-credit participation

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 508I: Guitar Ensemble

1.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 509: Opera Workshop I

2.00 Credits

This first semester course concentrates on the development of the singing actor: the intellectual preparation and physical technics necessary to the performance of believable operatic characters. All discussions and dramatic exercises are placed within musical contexts that limit or expand all actions, interactions, and reactions.May be offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 509A: Opera Workshop II

2.00 Credits

This second semester course utilizes the techniques acquired in MUS 420/509 through the dramatic preparation of opera scenes. Vocal coaching included. Public performance of operatic scenes required. May be offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: 420/509, Department Consent.

MUS 511: Survey of Solo Vocal Literature I

2.00 Credits

An introduction to song literature for the solo voice and piano, for student singers and accompanists. Begins with the earliest surviving solo vocal literature from the Middle Ages through the early Renaissance in England and Italy, then proceeds to the Italian Bel Canto composers, German Lied composers of the early nineteenth century, and the development of the song cycle. In-class performance required each week.

MUS 511A: Survey in Solo Vocal Literature II

2.00 Credits

Continuation of 511. Introduces song literature for the solo voice and piano, for student singers and accompanists, with emphasis on composers of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century French Melodie, German Lied after World War II, and music of the avant garde. In-class performance required each week. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 513A: Topics in Music History

3.00 Credits

In-depth examination of a specific topic in the history of music, including specific composers' works, a genre, a "school" of composition or compositional technique, or other appropriate subjects. Topics rotate. Class includes lecture by the professor as well as student presentations and research. Prerequisite: MUS 490 and permission of instructor.

MUS 514: Introduction to Vocal Accompanying

1.00 Credits

An introduction for pianists to the study and performance of music for voice and piano. Stylistic, technical, and textual issues found in art songs, opera, and musical theatre. For undergraduate and graduate pianists. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 515A: Russian Music of the Nineteenth Century

3.00 Credits

Overview of the history of Russian music of the nineteenth century. Lives and works of such important composers of the century as Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Balakirev, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Cui, Tchaikovsky, and others are discussed and studied. Works include operas and orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano music. The course contains a performance and/or research component. Open to graduate and undergraduate music majors as a music elective. Departmental Consent required.

MUS 515E: General-Choral Techniques for the Instrumental Music Educator

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 516: Survey of Organ Literature I

3.00 Credits

A survey of organ literature as related to organ building from the beginnings to the present time. Also treats analysis of organ compositions, performance practices, and registration. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 516A: Survey of Organ Literature II

3.00 Credits

Continuation of 516. A survey of organ literature as related to organ building from the beginnings to the present time. Also treats analysis of organ compositions, performance practices, and registration. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 516E: Instrumental Techniques for the Choral Music Educator

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 520: Popular Music and American Culture

3.00 Credits

This course examines the varied popular music traditions of the United States as expressions of society and cultural diversity. By tracing the roots of styles such as folk, blues, jazz, country, popular music, and rock, a picture emerges of what American life was like throughout the past century. Class participants listen to musical excerpts and read and analyze song lyrics. Students need not know how to read music, but must be prepared to do listening and lyric assignments for class discussion. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 521E: Elementary Gen/Choral Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 521F: Secondary Gen/Choral Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 521G: Gen/Choral Student Teacher Seminar

1.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 521H: Action Research in Music Education

3.00 Credits

A capstone course for the Master of Arts in Teaching Music (MAT, to be taken concurrently with the student teaching internship. The course will provide guided support for research that will explore (a) inquiry into a relevant and approved aspect of instruction, curriculum, or other valid area of K-12 music teaching and learning (the topic, will be informed by the particular context and/or content of each individual student's concurrent student teaching internship), and (b) application of current and best practice models that may be applied to that particular student teaching internship. A final research document that reports on procedures, results and implications of the project will be required at the conclusion of the course. Prerequisites: MUS 453 and MUS 454 for the Gen/Choral Music Emphasis or MUS 455 and MUS 456 for the Instrumental Music Emphasis; enrollment concurrently with appropriate student teaching course section: MUS 521E, 521F, 521G for the Gen/Choral Music Emphasis or MUS 522E, 522F, 522G for the Instrumental Music Emphasis.

MUS 522: Piano Literature I

3.00 Credits

A study of piano literature in the pre-Baroque and Baroque periods. Includes readings, lectures, live and recorded performances. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 522A: Piano Literature II

3.00 Credits

A study of piano literature in the Classic Period. Includes readings, lectures, live and recorded performances.Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 522B: Piano Literature III

3.00 Credits

A study of piano literature in the Romantic Period. Includes readings, lectures, live and recorded performances. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 522C: Piano Literature IV

3.00 Credits

A study of piano literature in the Impressionist and Contemporary periods. Includes readings, lectures, live and recorded performances. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 522D: Piano Literature V: The Piano in Chamber Music

3.00 Credits

Includes sonatas, piano trios, piano quartets, and piano quintets by such composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Franck, Faure, Debussy, Ravel, and other composers through the twentieth century. Lecture and listening. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 522E: Elementary Instrumental Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 522F: Secondary Instrumental Student Teaching

4.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 522G: Instrumental Student Teaching Seminar

1.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 524: Chamber Music Techniques

3.00 Credits

Techniques of preparation, rehearsal, and performance of chamber music works involving piano. Discussion of interpretive, technical, and ensemble issues for various combinations of instruments and preparation of individual works for performance. MUS 424 is required of undergraduates in the Collaborative Piano degree program. MUS 525 is required of graduate students in the DMA Chamber Music degree program. Offered on a rotational basis. May be repeated with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 533: The Business of Independent Studio Teaching

2.00 Credits

Lecture. Focuses on the business skills necessary to run a successful independent music studio. Issues such as preparing studio policy sheets, planning lessons, group classes and recitals, bookkeeping, zoning, filing of taxes, publicity and retirement planning will be covered. Students will study policy sheets of successful teachers, prepare their own policy sheets, and establish short and long term goals for the studio. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 535: Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy and Physiology

2.00 Credits

A study investigating the vocal physiology and various teaching methods and tools necessary to the successful singer and pedagogue. Required study for all voice majors, undergraduate and graduate. Offered fall semester only.

MUS 535A: Vocal Pedagogy Practicum

2.00 Credits

Students who have successfully completed MUS 535 Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy and Physiology (or a similar course at another university, accepted by the instructor) teach students privately and in a classroom situation. Participating students to be taught by practicum students must be scrutinized by the instructor for vocal health and assured interest in participation. Each practicum student will select a male and a female student to teach privately. Twice during the semester the practicum student will present a sample lesson--approximately a twenty-minute session--with both his/her students, in front of the class. Instructional guidance and peer evaluation offer insight and confidence to the prospective teacher. A final presentation during the final exam period for the instructor will complete the project. Guest speakers and numerous faculty observations included. Required of all graduate vocal pedagogy students; optional for vocal performance students. Offered spring semester only.

MUS 536A: Stage Movement for Singers I

2.00 Credits

Stage movement skills are a necessary component in the education and training of young singers. Effective stage movements differ from everyday body movements in scope, variety, and rhythm. The significance of communication through body movement is well documented in the literature on psycho-physical reflexes, non-verbal communication, kinesthetic intelligence, and neuro-linguistic programming. This course is based on the methods of Stanislavsi, Dalcroze, Alexander, and Feldenkrais, who view body movement as a learned form of communication. Class exercises introduce students to the stage fall and simulated stage combat. MUS 436A required of undergraduate vocal performance students; MUS 536A elective credit for graduate students.

MUS 536B: Stage Movement for Singers II

2.00 Credits

Continuation of Stage Movement for Singers I.

MUS 537: Music in the Middle Ages

3.00 Credits

A survey of sacred and secular music, both monophonic and polyphonic, from the early Christian liturgy through the Ars Nova, with special emphasis upon the historical development of forms and the emergence of distinct national styles. Consideration of poetic and musical form, and stylistic analysis. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: MUS 325, 490.

MUS 537A: Music in the Renaissance

3.00 Credits

Music and musical style in western Europe from about 1400 to about 1600. Development of polyphonic Mass and motet; changing forms of secular music; and the rise of instrumental music. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: MUS 325, MUS 490.

MUS 537B: Music in the Baroque

3.00 Credits

A study of baroque music focusing upon national styles from the late sixteenth century through Bach and Handel. Emphasizes formal and stylistic developments in sacred and secular music, the intervention and influence of monody, and the evolution of idiomatic writing in instrumental composition. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: MUS 325, MUS 326, MUS 490.

MUS 537C: Music in the Classical Period

3.00 Credits

An examination of the stylistic elements of repertoire from the Mannheim, Viennese, and North German traditions through Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, and their contemporaries. Emphasizes development of major instrumental forms and operatic genres. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: MUS 326, MUS 490.

MUS 537D: Music in the Romantic Period

3.00 Credits

A survey of the development of instrumental and vocal genres during the nineteenth century. Emphasizes the cultural and aesthetic environment of the composition and performance of western European art music. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: MUS 326, MUS 327, MUS 490.

MUS 537E: Music Since 1900

3.00 Credits

A survey of music from Debussy to the present. Analysis of selected works, definitions of significant trends. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: MUS 325, MUS 326, MUS 327, MUS 490.

MUS 537F: American Music

3.00 Credits

This course considers the varied musical traditions of the United States, examining them as expressions of society and cultural diversity. Beginning with a survey of American art and sacred music up through the present, the course then considers America's rich folk and ethnic traditions, as well as popular styles such as theater music, country, rock, blues, and jazz. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: MUS 325, MUS 326, MUS 327, MUS 490.

MUS 538: Opera Practicum (Major Role)

3.00 Credits

Preparation of a major role for opera production. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 538A: Opera Practicum (Major Role)

3.00 Credits

Preparation of a major role for opera production. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Departmental Consent.

MUS 538B: Opera Practicum (Minor Role)

2.00 Credits

Preparation of a minor role for opera production. Can be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Departmental Consent.

MUS 538C: Opera Practicum (Minor Role)

1.00 Credits

Preparation of a minor role for opera production. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 538D: Opera Chorus Practicum

1.00 Credits

Credit awarded for preparation and performance in the chorus of an opera production. Does not substitute for required CUA Chorus. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 538E: Introduction to Music Education

2.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 543: Ward Method Music Pedagogy for Catholic Elementary Schools: Course I

3.00 Credits

Discovering the singing voice; coordinated rhythm gestures in response to musical stimulus; pitch drills; number, finger, and staff notations; ear and eye tests; elements of improvisation; songs in the major tonality graded according to the child's developing capacity; lesson planning and practice teaching. Oral and written examinations required. No previous training necessary, although students must possess the ability to sing on pitch. Textbooks and teaching materials provided. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: ability to sing on pitch.

MUS 543A: Ward Method Music Pedagogy for Catholic Elementary Schools: Course II

3.00 Credits

Extensive vocal and rhythmic drills linked to creative activity in DO, SOL, and LA modes; repertoire of religious, patriotic, and folk songs. Teachers' manuals provided. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: 543.

MUS 543AW: Ward Method Music Pedagogy for Catholic Elementary Schools: Course II

0 Credits

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MUS 543B: Ward Method Music Pedagogy for Catholic Elementary Schools: Course III

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 543BW: Ward Method Music Pedagogy for Catholic Elementary Schools: Course III

0 Credits

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MUS 543C: Ward Method Music Pedagogy for Catholic Junior High and High Schools: Course IV

3.00 Credits

Ward Course IV stresses expansion of vocal training with drills for changing boys' voices (Junior High--High School age level); preparatory exercises for two-, three-, and four-part repertory; tonal alterations and modulation; advanced studies of metrical and free rhythms; extensive repertory of chants, classical polyphony and contemporary part music suitable for concert performance and participation in the liturgy. Taught on a rotational basis depending upon need, with consent of instructor based upon successful completion (with classroom observation) of prerequisites MUS 543, 543A, and 543B. Elective open to all students of the School of Music who qualify.

MUS 543CW: Ward Method Music Pedagogy for Catholic Junior High and High Schools: Course IV

0 Credits

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MUS 543W: Ward Method Music Pedagogy for Catholic Elementary Schools: Course I

0 Credits

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MUS 547: Gregorian Chant Practicum I

3.00 Credits

Study of Gregorian chant notation and modality; performance practice and conducting; sight-reading with tonic sol-fa syllables; rhythmic interpretation according to the principles of Dom Andre Mocquereau, O.S.B., author and founder of the Solesmes Method; repertory of liturgical chants. Oral and written examinations required. Students who have not completed 544 must demonstrate basic music reading skills. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: basic music-reading skills or successful completion of 544.

MUS 547A: Gregorian Chant Practicum II

3.00 Credits

Continuation of 547, exploring various styles of chant interpretation, including oratorical method, mensuralism, and neume rhythm. Development of the Graduale Romanum (Vatican edition). For graduate students; undergraduates may enroll with permission of the instructor. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 547B: Gregorian Chant Schola

1.00 Credits

Review of points of technique and style for performance and an exploration of the repertory of available chants for application to current liturgical practice. In addition to classes, students prepare for and perform at selected liturgies. For graduate students; undergraduates may enroll with permission of the instructor.

MUS 550E: Field Experiences in Music Education

0 Credits

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MUS 553: History of Opera

3.00 Credits

A survey of Western opera from 1600 to the present. Through analysis of representative works from each period, students trace the genre historically, examining the development of operatic styles and forms. Emphasis is placed on major composers and national schools. Prerequisites: MUS 325, MUS 326, MUS 327, MUS 490.

MUS 553E: Elementary General-Choral Music Methods

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 553EE: Elementary And Middle School Instrumental Music Methods

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 554: Wellness for Musicians

3.00 Credits

A study of the various dimensions of wellness for musicians, including physiological, psychological, pedagogical, and cultural aspects. Affords students the opportunity to reexamine and restructure their music-related work habits and lifestyle consistent with injury prevention and well-being. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 554E: Secondary General-Choral Music Methods

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 554EE: Secondary Instrumental Music Methods

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 555: Topics in Stage Music

1.00 Credits

An umbrella course consisting of rotating mini-courses, each devoted to a specialized topic in stage music. Offered the first five weeks of the semester. (Mini courses offered during other five weeks of the semester carry a different MUS number.) Reading assignments, research report/interviews, and final examination form the basis of the course grade. Open to graduate students; open to undergraduates with permission. Prerequisites: none for graduate students; for undergraduate students, completion of MUS 222 and MUS 224.

MUS 555LA: The Music of Latin America

3.00 Credits

An overview of the traditions and cultures as studied through history, traditional folk songs, dance, and compositions. The course aims to provide an eclectic approach to the exploration and study of the richness and diversity of Latin American music. The course serves as an introduction to the various art forms and genres and offers experiential activities through singing, dancing, and listening, as a means to a deeper understanding of how the music shaped the various cultures and traditions of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries in the Americas. An undergraduate-level course for students pursuing a degree in music education; also open as an elective to all students of the university (undergraduate and graduate) and specifically for those students pursuing any music performance or composition degree; a graduate-level course designed for those students who already possess an undergraduate degree in music performance who are pursuing a degree in music education and/or music performance. Department consent. Bound course with MUS 335.

MUS 556: History of Sacred Music

3.00 Credits

Gregorian chant, sacred polyphony of the Renaissance, and Reformation hymnody; sacred works of Bach; examples of sacred music of later eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The role of music in worship. Offered on a rotating basis. Prerequisites: MUS 325, MUS 326, MUS 327, MUS 490.

MUS 559: World Music

3.00 Credits

A study of the indigenous musics of Native America, Africa, India, East Asia, Indonesia, and Latin America. After acquiring a knowledge of basic musical elements such as rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and melody, students go on to investigate a variety of music-cultures, examining not only the music itself but also its meaning and role in the definition of society, ritual, and history. A field research project allows students to draw on their musical backgrounds to identify and document a music-culture within their own scope of experience. Open to students in the University Honors Program (for whom the course is cross listed as HSMU 459), to upper-class undergraduate students with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or better, and to graduate students. For music and non-music majors. Students need not know how to read music.

MUS 561: History and Literature of Wind Band/Ensemble

3.00 Credits

Historical survey of literature for wind ensembles and bands from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 564: Music of the Holocaust Era, 1933-1945

3.00 Credits

A survey of compositions that emerged during the Nazi era from Jewish composers and others who lived under the iron tent of Naziism and were affected by the restrictions placed upon artists by the Third Reich. The sociology of art, and specific composers, pianists, and singers who continued to flourish, create, and perform at the various concentration camps and throughout occupied Europe are explored. Organized as a lecture/seminar that includes guest lecturers. Several biographical films will be shown, and scholars referenced will include, among others, Michael Kater, Pamela Potter, Michael Meyer, Rebecca Rischin, and Jacob Katz. Music history elective open to all students of the School of Music; open as a humanities elective to all students of the University with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: for juniors and above.

MUS 566: French Opera: A Survey for Singers

2.00 Credits

A survey of opera in France, including both the lyric opera and opera comique. Examines the output of such composers as Massenet, Gounod, and Bizet. For voice majors. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 567: Summer Institute in Italy

1.00 Credits

Studies in performance, pedagogy, and chamber music, offered normally during the Summer Session as part of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival. Includes private instruction, seminars, and master classes. Department Consent required.

MUS 568: Orchestral Literature for String Players

3.00 Credits

A survey of standard orchestral literature, requiring weekly class performance, with supplemental work on sight reading and audition preparation. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 568A: String Pedagogy

3.00 Credits

Treatises on string teaching from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries (e.g., Geminiani and Galamian) examined as a background for an inquiry into contemporary pedagogical issues. For string majors. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 568B: Guitar Literature

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 568C: Guitar Pedagogy

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 571: Twentieth Century Piano Literature of the Americas

3.00 Credits

A study of piano literature composed in the Americas during the twentieth century. Makes use of resources from the library of The Latin American Center for Graduate Study in Music and visits from faculty specialists where appropriate. Open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 572: Italian Lyric Diction and Repertoire

3.00 Credits

The international phonetic alphabet (IPA) applied, with emphasis on the difference between sung and spoken diction. Practical training through performance in class. Written and oral assignments. Limited enrollment. MUS 472 required of undergraduate vocal performance majors; MUS 572 elective credit for graduate students. Department Consent.

MUS 572A: French Lyric Diction and Repertoire

3.00 Credits

The diction portion includes the international phonetic alphabet (IPA), with emphasis on the difference between sung and spoken diction. Practical training through recordings and performance in class. Listening, lectures, written and oral assignments. Introduction to the interpretation of musical texts (dictionaries, translations). MUS 472A required of undergraduate vocal performance majors; MUS 572A elective credit for graduate students.Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 572B: German Lyric Diction and Repertoire

3.00 Credits

Uses the international phonetic alphabet (IPA), with emphasis on the difference between sung and spoken diction. Practical training through recordings and performance in class. Includes introduction to interpretation of musical texts (dictionaries, translations) from the repertoire. Written and oral assignments. MUS 472B required of undergraduate vocal performance majors; MUS 572B elective credit for graduate students.

MUS 572C: Spanish Lyric Diction and Repertoire

3.00 Credits

Use of phonetic alphabet to emphasize the difference between spoken and sung Spanish, as well as the difference between Castillian Spanish and Latin American Spanish. Repertoire will cover songs from the Renaissance through the 20th century and Spain and Latin America. Arias and duets from Zarzuelas will also be presented. Classes will be comprised of lecture, performances by students, and the use of recordings. Translations will be provided for all music covered. Students not in vocal performance degree programs can participate by either accompanying or by presenting papers on the repertoire. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 572D: Russian Lyric Diction

3.00 Credits

Introduces voice students to the technique of singing in Russian, with emphasis on the phonetic requirements of the Russian language. Students apply the international phonetic alphabet (IPA) to the Cyrillic alphabet. Practical training through lecture, recordings, in-class performance, and periodic quizzes. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 572E: Russian Vocal Repertoire

2.00 Credits

A survey of Russian art songs, arias, and operatic scenes from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, in which musical styles and vocal performance traditions are explored. In-class performance, listening, and lectures. Students are required to perform this literature in an end-of-semester recital. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: 577 or permission of instructor.

MUS 572F: English Diction for Singers

1.00 Credits

The international phonetic alphabet (IPA) applied, with emphasis on sung diction. Practical training through performance in class. Written and oral assignments. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 572G: Topics in Scandinavian Song

3.00 Credits

Primarily a repertoire and performance class, with brief introduction to the history of Scandinavian music and poetry, with special emphasis on folk poetry, and introduction to the diction, with the help of the IPA symbols, in order for the students to perform the selections in the original languages. Features songs by Weise, Heise, Lange-Muller, Gade, Nielsen, Grieg, Rangstrom, Alfven, and Sibelius. Practical training through lecture, recordings, and in-class performance.

MUS 572H: Advanced French Repertoire

3.00 Credits

This course explores French vocal repertoire by a broad spectrum of composers, accommodating various voice classifications. Class work combines research, performance, and lyric diction. Prerequisite: acceptable foundation in French diction, either from language or lyric dictions courses. Department consent required. Offered every year.

MUS 573: Intro to Mus Notation Software

3.00 Credits

Instruction in employing music notation software through weekly lecture-demonstrations supplemented by assignments and projects. Topics include document setup and layout; note entry methods; articulation, dynamic, symbol, and text entry methods; advanced notation tools; creating and editing parts; importing and exporting files; MIDI; templates; plug-ins; working with graphics and video; internet publishing. Prerequisites: MUS 121, 122, 123, 124, 221, 222, 223, 224. Limit 8 students.

MUS 573A: Introduction to Electronic Composition

1.00 Credits

This class is an introduction to the tools and theory of making music with various technologies. The course begins with the basic physics of sound and signal routing in a digital workstation, followed by units on basic sound recording and effects processing, sequencing audio and MIDI, synthesis, and interactive systems. The weekly two hour class time will be divided into 50 minutes of lecture, followed by one-on-one meetings between the professor and students. Work for the class largely revolves around a series of composition exercises, culminating in a final composition and end-of-semester concert event. Prerequisites: MUS 121, 123. Departmental consent.

MUS 573B: Topics in Computer Music

1.00 Credits

An umbrella course consisting of rotating mini-courses, each devoted to a specialized topic in computer music. Offered the first five weeks of the semester. (Mini courses offered during other five weeks of the semester carry a different section number; three mini courses would be offered each time the class runs.) Etude composition assignments, along with reading and listening, form the basis of the course grade. Open to graduate students; open to undergraduates with permission. Prerequisites: completion of MUS 473 (Introduction to Electronic Composition) or the equivalent.

MUS 575: Arts Administration: Creative Management in the Non-Profit Sector

3.00 Credits

During the past fifty years, rapid proliferation of non-profit music, dance, and theater performing organizations has taken place in the United States. Today, there are over 1.5 million non-profit arts, education, religious, and human service organizations registered in this country. This hands-on course is designed to build sound management techniques required for the organization and perpetuation of performing arts organizations and arts in education. Topics include defining the mission; building and working with the board; incorporation, by-laws, and taxes; unions, agents, and contracts; creating the budget and fiscal responsibility; fundraising; writing proposals and securing grants; short-term/long-term/strategic planning; audience development; volunteerism; and community education and outreach. Using landmark publications as references, management skills using latest techniques, technology, and strategies are explored and evaluated. A workbook developed by the instructor is provided in lieu of a single, required text. Required readings. Mid-term examination and final project (such as writing a grant proposal, developing a volunteer program, or creating a marketing campaign). Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 576A: Combined Lyric Diction I

2.00 Credits

An overview of Italian, German, and French Lyric Diction particularly designed for undergraduate voice principals pursuing the General-Choral Music Education degree program and graduate students whose major is Orchestral Conducting or Vocal Accompanying. Department Consent.

MUS 576B: Combined Lyric Diction II

2.00 Credits

An overview of Latin and Spanish Lyric Diction particularly designed for graduate students whose major is Orchestral Conducting or Vocal Accompanying and undergraduate students whose major is Collaborative Piano. Departmental Consent required.

MUS 579: The Organ as a Church Instrument

3.00 Credits

An integration of essential skills and materials for organists. Topics include principles of organ design, registration, and maintenance, with applications to hymn-playing, accompanying, and performance of repertoire. Readings on organ construction, registrational practices, technique, and ornamentation. Assignments at the organ emphasize transposition, harmonization, and service-playing skills. Limited enrollment. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 579A: The Organist as a Church Musician

3.00 Credits

A continuation of 579 with special focus on score reduction at the organ, continuo realization, and improvisation. Selected readings on performance practice. Written assignments in figured bass and organ arranging. Limited enrollment. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: 579 or permission of instructor.

MUS 581: Advanced Orchestration

3.00 Credits

Lecture. Practical work in writing for full orchestra. Study of relevant works from the romantic period through the twentieth century. Orchestration of piano music and original music. Demonstration of modern techniques. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: 323

MUS 584: Liturgical Music

3.00 Credits

This course presents a foundational study of the music of the liturgy: Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, and the rites. Historical traditions as precursors of contemporary musico-liturgical praxis. Language of the liturgy, liturgical musical forms, overview of sources and resources. Comprehensive treatment of pre- and post-conciliar documents on sacred music. For graduate students; undergraduates with permission of instructor.

MUS 586: Topics in Latin American Music

3.00 Credits

In-depth study, in a seminar format, of a specific genre or tradition in Latin American music. Course content rotates from semester to semester, with possible topics including Sacred Music in Colonial Latin America; Twentieth-Century Music in Latin America; The Symphony in Latin America; Opera in Latin America; and the music of one or more Latin American composers. Satisfies a concentration requirement for graduate students pursuing a concentration in Latin American Music, and serves as a music history elective for other graduate students and qualified undergraduate students. Offered on a rotational basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUS 490.

MUS 586A: Latin American Music: Regional Studies

3.00 Credits

Historical survey and important trends in the music of a particular region. Lecture format. Possible topics include the music of Mexico; of Brazil and Rio de La Plata; of the Andes, of Venezuela, Central America, and the Caribbean. Includes examples from concert, popular, and folk traditions. Satisfies a concentration requirement for graduate students pursuing a concentration in Latin American music, and serves as a music history elective for other graduate students and qualified undergraduate students. Offered on a rotational basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUS 490.

MUS 587A: Writing for Voice

3.00 Credits

Study of methods of writing for voice, creation of practical projects designed for performance. Topics include study of the physiological mechanism of the voice, voice types, study and analysis of examples of vocal writing from the Middle Ages to the present in genres including but not limited to solo song, chamber music, opera, choral music, musical theatre and popular styles. Students collaborate with singers, writing specially-tailored projects for reading and/or performance in class. Prerequisites MUS 222, 224.

MUS 594: Independent Study

3.00 Credits

Taken by graduate students fulfilling a graduate-level course (500 or above). Department Consent required.

MUS 594A: Independent Study

2.00 Credits

Taken by graduate students fulfilling a graduate-level course (500 or above). Department Consent required.

MUS 594B: Independent Study

1.00 Credits

Taken by graduate students fulfilling a graduate-level course (500 or above). Department Consent required.

MUS 595A: Internship in Teaching Piano

1.00 Credits

Offers two training options: (1) private piano teaching, involving studio teaching of persons from the university community, in which each student in the class plans, teaches, and evaluates a weekly private lesson and attends a weekly pedagogy class, and demonstration lessons are audiotaped and videotaped for further study; and (2) class piano teaching, which involves observation of keyboard classes and participation as a teaching assistant; attendance at the weekly pedagogy class also required.

MUS 599: Musicology Colloquium (w/classes)

0 Credits

This course will feature guest scholars, presentations by CUA faculty and student research. Students will examine the process of effective research papers and techniques for conference presentations. Various related issues such as organization and writing style, popular research topics, and use of technology will be examined. May be repeated four times.

MUS 599A: Musicology Colloquium (without classes)

0 Credits

This course will feature guest scholars, presentations by CUA faculty and student research. Students will examine the process of effective research papers and techniques for conference presentations. Various related issues such as organization and writing style, popular research topics, and use of technology will be examined. May be repeated four times. This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 605: Chamber Music or Accompanying

1.00 Credits

Practical work in chamber music literature or accompanying. For graduate students. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 605A: Chamber Music or Accompanying

1.00 Credits

Practical work in chamber music literature or accompanying. For graduate students. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 617: Stage Music Practicum

3.00 Credits

Consideration of the particularities of musical composition in combination with other art forms. Technical emphasis placed upon general musical issues of balance, timing, underscoring, instrumentation, and dramaic support, with intensive study of examples selected from a variety of periods and genres. Coursework consists of reading and listening assignments and one in-class presentation. The presentation, generally understood to be a work-in-progress, will be a lecture-presentation of a musical excerpt composed specifically for an interdisciplinary performance setting: e.g. incidental music for play, music for dance, or an operatic scene.

MUS 622: Practicum in Score Reading and Analysis for Conductors

2.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 629A: Master's Composition Seminar

1.00 Credits

A weekly meeting of undergraduate, master's and doctoral composition majors for the presentation of analyses, master classes by visiting composers, compositional projects, group lessons, criticism, and seminar research presentations on composers or topics relevant to contemporary music . May be repeated for credit.

MUS 631: Performance and Analysis

3.00 Credits

Readings and discussions of the relationship of musical analysis to performance. In-class performances of student-selected compositions are modified based on analytical observations made by the instructor and by students. Explores analysis itself, the process of locating published analyses of compositions, and the application of analytical insights to performance. Primarily for graduate students, but open also to qualified undergraduate students. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 633: Introduction to the Analysis of Music Since 1900

3.00 Credits

An introduction to techniques of analysis applicable to various styles of twentieth-century music. Limited enrollment. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: 321, 322.

MUS 637: Choral Development

3.00 Credits

Intensive study of the foundations of the choral art: style, blance, blend, intonation, diction, precision, tempo articulation; the vocal mechanism and vocal development in the ensemble; considerations for musical programming. Open to qualified undergraduate upper division choral music education majors with permission.

MUS 638: Advanced Choral Conducting I

3.00 Credits

Refinement of conducting techniques acquired in basic, choral, instrumental conducting and in previous conducting work. Study of styles and interpretations, vocal considerations of literature; score reading.

MUS 638A: Advanced Choral Conducting II

3.00 Credits

Further refinement of conducting techniques; research in informed style and interpretation; vocal and instrumental considerations of literature; advanced score reading.

MUS 638B: Advanced Choral Conducting III

3.00 Credits

Doctoral projects in conducting.

MUS 640: Choral Literature I

3.00 Credits

Choral composition from the late medieval through the baroque periods. Lecture and student presentations. Analysis and reading of representative works and their stylistic considerations.

MUS 640A: Choral Literature II

3.00 Credits

Choral composition from the classical and romantic periods. Lecture and student presentations. Analysis and reading of representative works.

MUS 640B: Choral Literature III

3.00 Credits

Choral composition from the late romantic and contemporary periods. Lecture and student presentations. Analysis and reading of representative works.

MUS 641: Colloquium/Practicum in Sacred Music (with classes)

0 Credits

The fortnightly gathering of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and invited musicians for discussion, study, growth in the realm of the art and profession of musica sacra; social interaction is an integral part of this colloquium, as is the informing and welcoming of prospective degree candidates. May be repeated.

MUS 641A: Colloquium/Practicum in Sacred Music (without classes)

0 Credits

The fortnightly gathering of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and invited musicians for discussion, study, growth in the realm of the art and profession of musica sacra; social interaction is an integral part of this colloquium, as is the informing and welcoming of prospective degree candidates. May be repeated. This class is billed at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 642: Seminar: Forms and Techniques in Sacred Music

3.00 Credits

Composition in forms resonant with contemporary Catholic liturgical praxis.

MUS 643: Graduate Conducting Seminar

2.00 Credits

This comprehensive seminar includes lectures (also guest lecturers), orchestral score analysis, practical application of conducting techniques (including opera), rehearsal techniques, issues of concert programming, working with choruses, working with strings, preparation for Music Directorships, professional career development, and individual student projects. Departmental consent.

MUS 647: Organ Improvisation I

3.00 Credits

Acquisition of practical skills in harmony, based on the study of figured bass playing. Includes the study of ostinatos, variations, and figured bass fugues, always with reference to the repertoire. Graduate students will realize more difficult exercises, both prepared and non-prepared. For organists and other keyboard players. Prerequisites: MUS 224, or successful completion of the Theory Placement Exam or the Graduate Harmony Review, or permission of the instructor. Required for the D.M.A. program in Sacred Music with concentration in organ performance, among the twelve required credits of Sacred and Choral Music (by advisement with the director of the program); does not apply toward the M.M. in Sacred Music; satisfies three semester hours of music electives in the B.M. program in Organ. Organ Improvisation I is a prerequisite for Organ Improvisation II.

MUS 647A: Organ Improvisation II

3.00 Credits

Continued development of the skills introduced in Organ Improvisation I, inspired by the literature and forms of the Baroque, Romantic, and Contemporary periods, including modal and non-tonal practice. Graduate students will study and realize significantly more complex musical forms. For organists and other keyboard players. Prerequisites: Organ Improvisation I. Required for the D.M.A. program in Sacred Music with concentration in organ performance, among the twelve required credits of Sacred and Choral Music (by advisement with the director of the program); does not apply toward the M.M. in Sacred Music; satisfies three semester hours of music electives in the B.M. program in Organ.

MUS 656: Vocal Chamber Music

3.00 Credits

Study, preparation, and performance of duets, trios, quartets, and quintets from selected repertoire. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 661: Seminar in Vocal Performance

3.00 Credits

An examination of performance practices in the solo song and operatic repertoire, including a study of standard texts pertaining to the repertoire in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and English. Guest lecturers, study of vocal performances captured on film, and compilation of an annotated bibliography of works dealing with performance practices in opera and song. Student performances of song and opera repertoire. For advanced students. Offered every spring semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 695: Internship in Opera Conducting

0 Credits

The class consists of an internship assisting or assisting in the preparation of an opera production on campus in association with the Vocal Performance division (outside positions will also be considered). The student will aid in the preparation, planning, and presentation of rehearsals and performances as requested by the conductor of the opera. Each student will be evaluated on proficiency in the various skills needed for such duties.

MUS 696: Master's Thesis Research

0 Credits

This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 697A: Master's Exam/Recital w/Classes

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 697B: Master's Exam/Recital w/o Classes

0 Credits

This class is billed at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 698A: Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes)

0 Credits

Department Consent.

MUS 698B: Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes)

0 Credits

Enrollment in this course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour. Department consent.

MUS 702: Survey of German Lied I

2.00 Credits

A textual and musical analysis of selected songs of Schubert and Schumann. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 703: Survey of German Lied II

2.00 Credits

A textual and musical analysis of selected songs of Brahms, Wolf, Mahler, Wagner, and Strauss. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 707: Survey of American Song

2.00 Credits

The study of American song literature and its relationship to world music from the seventeenth century through modern times. Areas of emphasis include the first New England school (seventeenth century); eighteenth-century ballad opera, its introduction and influence in the colonies; the influence of the Italian Bel Canto school on nineteenth-century American parlor song; the second New England school (nineteenth century); and the world influence of the twentieth-century American composers. Composers discussed include Andrew Barton, Stephen Foster, Charles Ives, William Grant Still, Amy Marcy Cheney (Mrs. H.H.A.) Beach, Thomas Pasatieri, and Dominic Argento. Students prepare two in-class presentations, with live musical examples, on assigned topics. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 708: Survey of English Song

2.00 Credits

The study of English song literature and its relationship to European music from the thirteenth century through modern times. Areas of emphasis include Elizabethan song, English folk song tradition, Victorian ballads, and the influence of twentieth-century British composers on international song literature. Composers discussed include Henry Purcell, Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, and Gerald Finzi. Students prepare two in-class presentations, with live musical examples, on assigned topics. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 711: Analytical Techniques I

3.00 Credits

The analysis of music using various techniques appropriate to music from the late twelfth century to the eighteenth century. Emphasizes polyphonic music. Prerequisites: successful completion of the CUA Theory Placement Exam or MUS 488.

MUS 712: Analytical Techniques II

3.00 Credits

Examines the development of music from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Emphasizes the homophonic music of the nineteenth century. Prerequisites: MUS 321 and successful completion of the CUA Theory Placement Exam or MUS 488.

MUS 713: Pedagogy of Theory

3.00 Credits

Strategies for teaching the freshman-sophomore music theory course sequence at the college level. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: 123, 124, 223, 224, 321.

MUS 714: Advanced Counterpoint

3.00 Credits

Double and triple counterpoint; contrapuntal writing from the sixteenth century to the present. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: 434

MUS 718: Seminar in Pianism

3.00 Credits

Study of piano technique and its relation to issues of pianism, both physical and musical. Topics include stages of technical study, beginning to advanced, as well as literature on pianism (Czerny, Chopin, Liszt, Leschetizky,Neuhaus, and others) and the influence of technique on tension, memorization, and interpretation. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 720: Seminar in Music History Topics

3.00 Credits

Designed as a research based course for musicology graduate students and other qualified graduate students. Highlights a variety of period and genre studies or specific kinds of musicological inquiry. Topics include chant studies, manuscript research, composer-centered topics, etc. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Music History Placement Exam or MUS 490, MUS 731, or consent of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 720A: Seminar in Music Theory Topics

3.00 Credits

Designed as a research based course for musicology graduate students and other qualified graduate students. Highlights a variety of period and genre studies or specific kinds of theoretical inquiry. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Harmony portion of the Music Theory Placement Exam or MUS 488, MUS 731, or consent of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 725: Set Theory

3.00 Credits

Set theory as a compositional and analytical tool. Survey of definitions and theorems from the theoretical literature, with musical examples. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisite: 633 or permission of instructor.

MUS 727: Seminar in Piano Pedagogy

3.00 Credits

An in-depth study of the repertoire of designated composers, such as Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, and Bartok, from a pedagogical perspective. Repertoire for all levels of piano study examined. Students explore issues of technique, interpretation, and historical practice through presentations and performance. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 729: Musical Paleography

3.00 Credits

Overview of Gregorian chant notation and the study of chant manuscripts. Notation of polyphonic music, 1100-1600, and study of polyphonic sources. Discussion of the problems and principles of editing early music. Keyboard and lute tablatures.

MUS 731: Research Methodology

3.00 Credits

A study of research techniques and bibliography in the field of musicology. Recommended to be taken the first year of graduate studies.

MUS 746: Seminar in Sacred Music

3.00 Credits

Survey of the history and practice of the texts and music of Christian hymnody from Old Testament precursors to the present day. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 752: History of Music Theory II

3.00 Credits

A survey of the principal theoretical writings and trends in theoretical thought from 1600 to 1900. Offered on a rotational basis. Prerequisites: MUS 747.

MUS 753: The Symphony I

3.00 Credits

Historical-analytical survey of the symphony, examining developments through Beethoven. Prerequisites upon admission: Theory Placement Exam and Music History Placement Exam. If results of these exams warrant, Graduate Harmony Review MUS 488 and Graduate Music History Review MUS 490 must be taken first. Departmental consent. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 754: The Symphony II

3.00 Credits

Historical-analytical survey of the symphony of the Romantic Period, continuing through Mahler. Prerequisites upon admission: Theory Placement Exam and Music History Placement Exam. If results of these exams warrant, Graduate Harmony Review MUS 488 and Graduate Music History Review MUS 490 must be taken first. Departmental consent. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 755: The Symphony III

3.00 Credits

Historical-analytical survey of the symphony since 1900. Prerequisites upon admission: Theory Placement Exam and Music History Placement Exam. If results of these exams warrant, Graduate Harmony Review MUS 488 and Graduate Music History Review MUS 490 must be taken first. Departmental consent. Offered on a rotational basis.

MUS 785: Studio Practicum

1.00 Credits

Prerequisites: Department Consent.

MUS 794: Independent Study

3.00 Credits

Taken by graduate students fulfilling a graduate-level course (500 or above). Department Consent required.

MUS 794A: Independent Study

2.00 Credits

Taken by graduate students fulfilling a graduate-level course (500 or above). Department Consent required.

MUS 794B: Independent Study

1.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 795: Internship

3.00 Credits

Supervised internships within several professional research and performance settings. Interns work on a specific topic or project, which must be approved by the host institution and the School of Music adviser. Possible areas of concentration include preservation, conservation,area studies, special collections, art projects and productions, and arts education. Among possible host institutions are the Performing Arts Division of the Library of Congress, the Folger Institute/Folger Consort, the education departments of The Washington Opera and the Baltimore Opera, and the musical theatre division of The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. Upon recommendation of the student's academic adviser, application must be made to the appropriate host institution. Prerequisite: Department Consent.

MUS 829: DMA Composition Seminar (with classes)

0 Credits

A weekly meeting of master's and doctoral composition majors for the presentation of analyses, master classes by visiting composers, compositional projects, group lessons, criticism, and seminar research presentations on composers or topics relevant to contemporary music . May be repeated for credit.

MUS 829A: DMA Composition Seminar (without classes)

0 Credits

A weekly meeting of master's and doctoral composition majors for the presentation of analyses, master classes by visiting composers, compositional projects, group lessons, criticism, and seminar research presentations on composers or topics relevant to contemporary music . May be repeated for credit. This class is billed at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 902: Recital (Master of Music)

3.00 Credits

M.M. degree recital.

MUS 902A: Orchestral Conducting Recital

0 Credits

Recital for MM orchestral conductors. Content to be arranged in advisement with conducting faculty and/or applicable advisers. Department consent.

MUS 902B: Orchestral Conducting Lecture-Recital

0 Credits

Lecture-recital for MM orchestral conductors. Content to be arranged in advisement with conducting faculty and/or applicable advisers. Department consent.

MUS 903: D.M.A. Recital or Composition

6.00 Credits

D.M.A. degree recital or required composition for the D.M.A. program in Composition. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 904: D.M.A. Recital or Composition

6.00 Credits

D.M.A. degree recital or required composition for the D.M.A. program in Composition. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 905A: DMA Composition Research Document

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 905B: DMA Composition Recital

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 905C: DMA Composition Dissertation

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 907: DMA Recital or Opera Role

3.00 Credits

D.M.A. degree recital or opera role. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 909: DMA Lecture Recital Project

3.00 Credits

DMA Lecture-Recital. Department consent required.

MUS 912: D.M.A. Recital

2.00 Credits

D.M.A. degree recital. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 913: D.M.A. Recital

2.00 Credits

D.M.A. degree recital. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 914: D.M.A. Recital

1.00 Credits

D.M.A. degree recital. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 917: D.M.A. Conducting Recital

4.00 Credits

Degree recital within the D.M.A. program in Instrumental Conducting. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 931: D.M.A. Piano: Research Paper

3.00 Credits

Written document for the lecture-recital, or assigned repertoire list, required by the D.M.A. program in piano. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 931A: D.M.A. Vocal Accompanying, Chamber Music, Piano Pedagogy: Repertoire List (with classes)

0 Credits

Assigned repertoire list, required by the D.M.A. program in vocal accompanying, chamber music (piano), and piano pedagogy. With classes.

MUS 931B: D.M.A. Vocal Accompanying, Chamber Music, Piano Pedagogy: Repertoire List (Without Classes)

0 Credits

Assigned repertoire list, required by the D.M.A. program in vocal accompanying, chamber music (piano), and piano pedagogy. Without classes. This class is billed at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 936: Master of Music Piano Pedagogy or Master of Music Vocal Pedagogy: Solo Recital

2.00 Credits

Degree recital required by the M.M. program in piano pedagogy or vocal pedagogy.

MUS 937: Master of Music Piano Pedagogy or Master of Music Vocal Pedagogy: Pedagogy Paper

1.00 Credits

Pedagogy paper required as a graduation requirement by the M.M. program in piano pedagogy or vocal pedagogy.

MUS 938: Artist Diploma Recital

3.00 Credits

Artist diploma recital for all artist diploma programs. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 939: Ph.D. Recital (Performance Minor)

0 Credits

Recital required for those pursuing a performance minor within the Ph.D. degree program. Department consent required. This class is billed at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 940: MM Composition Recital

0 Credits

Degree recital required for either the concert music emphasis or stage music emphasis of the M.M. in Composition.

MUS 941: MM Chamber Music (Piano): Chamber Music Recital

0 Credits

Required chamber music recital in the M.M. Chamber Music (Piano) degree program.

MUS 941A: MM Chamber Music (Piano): Piano-Vocal Recital

0 Credits

Required chamber music recital in the M.M. Chamber Music (Piano) degree program.

MUS 942: MM Vocal Accompanying: Chamber Music Recital

0 Credits

Required chamber music recital in the M.M. Vocal Accompanying degree program.

MUS 942A: MM Vocal Accompanying: Piano-Vocal Recital

0 Credits

Required piano-vocal recital in the M.M. Vocal Accompanying degree program.

MUS 943: MM Piano Performance: Concerto Performance

0 Credits

Required concerto performance in the M.M. Piano Performance degree program.

MUS 943A: MM Piano Performance: Chamber Music Performance

0 Credits

Required chamber music performance in the M.M. Piano Performance degree program.

MUS 944: MM Orchestral Instruments: Concerto Performance

0 Credits

Required concerto performance in the M.M. Orchestral Instruments degree program.

MUS 944A: MM Orchestral Instruments: Chamber Music Performance

0 Credits

Required chamber music performance in the M.M. Orchestral Instruments degree program.

MUS 993: Directed Doctoral Research (DMA)

3.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 993A: Directed Doctoral Research (DMA)

2.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 993B: Directed Doctoral Research (DMA)

1.00 Credits

no description available

MUS 993C: Directed Doctoral Research (DMA)

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 996: Doctoral Dissertation Research

0 Credits

This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 997A: Doctoral Exam/Recital w/Classes

0 Credits

no description available

MUS 997B: Doctoral Exam/Recital w/o Classes

0 Credits

This course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour.

MUS 998A: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes)

0 Credits

Departmental Consent.

MUS 998B: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes)

0 Credits

Enrollment in this course bills at the equivalent of one credit hour. Department consent.