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MUS-1010 Survey of European Classical Music
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to elements and styles of European classical music. Composers, works, instrumentation and forms studies in their cultural and historical context. Focus on listening and understanding European classical music.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1020 Survey of Jazz
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to basic elements and techniques of jazz. Function of jazz instrumentation, forms, improvisation and other musical elements and conventions indigenous to jazz. Characteristic features of various styles and artists studied. Focus on listening to and understanding jazz.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1030 Survey of Rock and Roll
03 Semester Credits
Survey of the most influential and innovative works and artists of rock music from origins to present. Includes terminology, techniques, style, instrumentation and lyrics, with references to cultural and historical context. Course involves listening to, reading and discussing artists and recordings. Focus on listening to and understanding rock and roll music.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1040 Survey of African-American Music
03 Semester Credits
Chronological study of history of African-American music from eighteenth century through 1920s. Oral traditions and performance practices studied in cultural and historical context. Sacred, folk, popular, and classical music, and precursors of jazz discussed. Focus on listening to and understanding African-American music.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1050 Survey of World Music
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to elements and styles of music of diverse ethnic cultures. Instruments, forms, and concepts of music explored through art and folk music to develop an understanding of how basic materials of music work together. Focus on listening to and understanding music of diverse cultures.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1100 Music for Elementary Education
03 Semester Credits
Designed to orient elementary teachers to role of music in growth and development of children. Emphasis on creating musical environment in the elementary school classroom. Study of young voice, basic theory, piano keyboard, music symbols and terms, and use of elementary classroom instruments.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1110 Music Business I
03 Semester Credits
Examination of multiple facets of music industry. Includes exploration of career options, recording industry, performance and promotion, music business contracts, marketing of songs, music publishing, copyrights, and retail.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1120 Music Business II
03 Semester Credits
Artist promotion, management, music agents, music in advertising, concert promotion, arts administration, and music entrepreneurship.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1110 Music Business I.

MUS-1130 MIDI Technology I
03 Semester Credits
Basic audio signal flow, MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) principles and techniques, the virtual studio concept, computer-based sequencing and notation software and the operation of modern keyboard equipment.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1140 MIDI Technology II
03 Semester Credits
Further development of concepts and skills introduced in MIDI Technology I. Advanced sequencing and editing techniques, synchronization, digital audio recording, music notation and MIDI studio organization.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1130 MIDI Technology I.

MUS-1170 Songwriting I
02 Semester Credits
Instruction in the art of contemporary songwriting. Includes consideration of form, rhythm, melody, lyric content, harmony, arranging, and development of individual style. Development of listening skills and criticism utilizing songs of class members and established artists.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1200 Music Reading Skills
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to concepts and skills of reading music and music theory for pre-music and non-music majors. Includes study of notation, rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals and triads.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1210 Introduction to Music Theory
03 Semester Credits
Terminology, symbols, skills, and concepts of music theory for pre-music and non-music majors. Includes study of intervals, chords, voice leading and figured bass, compositional devices, transposition, analysis, and basic forms.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1200 Music Reading Skills, or departmental approval.

MUS-1220 Basic Ear Training
02 Semester Credits
Introduction to the development of aural skills for pre-music and non-music majors. Students develop discrimination skills including pitch and rhythm perception through sight singing and dictation.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1200 Music Reading Skills, or departmental approval.

MUS-1230 Critical Listening
01 Semester Credit
Use of critical and analytic listening methods to evaluate frequency, sound quality, musical mix structure and to analyze common sound problems.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

MUS-1250 Class Keyboard I
02 Semester Credits
Basic piano techniques and performance skills for pre-music and non-music majors. Emphasis on keyboard development in sight reading, improvising, transposing and harmonizing melodies in various styles. Includes solo and ensemble literature.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.
OAN Approved: OAH019 (1 of 2 required courses)

MUS-1260 Class Keyboard II
02 Semester Credits
Functional piano techniques and keyboard skills for pre-music and non-music majors. Keyboard development in second level sight reading, transposing, improvising, and ensemble playing in various styles. Development of second level solo and ensemble repertoire.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1250 Class Keyboard I.
OAN Approved: OAH019 (2 of 2 required courses)

MUS-1270 Class Voice
02 Semester Credits
Basic techniques of voice production. Includes breath control, diction, projection, tone-color, and interpretation for pre-music and non-music majors. Progressive vocal exercises and studies. Application of principles to performance of simple songs.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1280 Class Guitar
02 Semester Credits
Basic guitar techniques and performance skills for non-music majors, and music majors studying guitar as a second instrument. Special focus on skills for beginning guitarists and students pursuing Music Therapy careers. Emphasis on left hand development, plectrum technique, and chord and scale vocabulary and performance. Application of principles to solo and ensemble literature. Students will need their own guitar.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

MUS-1290 Basic Applied Music I
01 Semester Credit
Individual instruction for pre-music and non-music majors on any standard band, orchestral instrument or voice. May be repeated for credit; however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS-1301 Applied Piano Minor I
01 Semester Credit
Private piano instruction for music majors with piano as minor instrument. Development of technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature for first semester. End of semester performance jury required.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

MUS-1302 Applied Piano Minor II
01 Semester Credit
Second level private piano instruction for music major with piano as minor instrument. Development of technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method
literature for second semester. End of semester performance jury required.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1301 Applied Piano Minor I.

MUS-1460 Applied Music I
02 Semester Credits
(Enrollment instructions) Applied instruction in musical instruments and voice for college students pursuing degrees in music. Development of tone production, intonation, technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature appropriate for first semester music majors. End of semester performance jury required. May be repeated up to 8 credits per instrument; only 2 credits total may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 14 hours of concentrated practice each week. As a final exam, students will play a performance jury in front of music faculty at the end of the term of study to demonstrate proficiency.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.
OAN Approved: OAH020

MUS-1470 Applied Music II
02 Semester Credits
(Enrollment instructions)  Second level private instruction for music majors. Continued development of tone production, intonation, technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature appropriate for second semester music majors. End of semester performance jury required. May be repeated up to 8 credits per instrument; only 2 credits total may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: One private lesson and 14 hours of concentrated practice each week. As a final exam, students will play a performance jury in front of music faculty at the end of the term of study to demonstrate proficiency.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1460 Applied Music I, or departmental approval.
OAN Approved: OAH020

MUS-1500 Choir
01 Semester Credit
Performance class with concentration on standard repertoire, both sacred and secular, accompanied and a cappella for mixed voices. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit; however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.
OAN Approved: OAH022

MUS-1510 Choral Ensemble
01 Semester Credit
Performance of choral literature from Renaissance through 20th Century for small select ensemble. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit; however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

MUS-1520 Jazz Ensemble
01 Semester Credit
Study and experimentation in performance of jazz ensemble literature and styles. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit; however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

MUS-1530 Concert Band
01 Semester Credit
Performance of band and wind ensemble literature by woodwinds, brass, and percussion players. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit; however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

MUS-1540 Orchestra
01 Semester Credit
Performance of selected orchestral literature by string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit; however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.

MUS-1550 Instrumental Ensemble
01 Semester Credit
Performance of traditional and contemporary ensemble literature. Public performance required. May be repeated for credit; however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: audition.
OAN Approved: OAH022

MUS-1570 Technology Tools I
02 Semester Credits
Designed to give music students practical knowledge and skills in the use of current computer, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), and electronic instrument technologies for application in music theory, arranging, composition and performance. Includes basic computer,
MIDI principles and techniques, computer-based notation and sequencing software, and operation of modern electronic keyboard instruments.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1210 Introduction to Music Theory, or departmental approval.

MUS-1580 Technology Tools II
02 Semester Credits
Designed to give music students practical knowledge and skills in use of current computer, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), and electronic instrument technologies for application in music theory, arranging, composition and performance. Includes advanced notation and sequencing editing techniques, digital audio recording and MIDI studio organization.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1570 Technology Tools I, or departmental approval.

MUS-1600 Traditional Theory I
03 Semester Credits
Manipulation of musical materials including harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and basic formal procedures with correlated creative works and analysis. Harmonization of figured bass and chorale writing including diatonic harmony and voice leading, melodic procedures and all non-harmonic tones. Analysis of common-practice literature. Integrates harmonic and contrapuntal approaches to analysis and composition.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1210 Introduction to Music Theory.
OAN Approved: OAH016 (1 of 2 required courses)

MUS-1610 Ear Training I
02 Semester Credits
Identification of diatonic and chromatic intervals, triad qualities, scales and phrases. Melodic and rhythmic dictation, sight singing, analytic listening. Introduction to harmonic function and holistic listening.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1220 Basic Ear Training.
OAN Approved: OAH018 (1 of 2 required courses)

MUS-1620 Traditional Theory II
03 Semester Credits
Introduction of modulation, chromatic materials and 20th century techniques. Integrates harmonic and contrapuntal approaches to analysis and composition.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1600 Traditional Theory I, and MUS-1610 Ear Training I.
OAN Approved: OAH016 (2 of 2 required courses)

MUS-1630 Ear Training II
02 Semester Credits
Second level identification of intervals, chord qualities, scales, phrases and harmonic function. Melodic and rhythmic dictation, sight singing, analytic and holistic listening.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1610 Ear Training I.
OAN Approved: OAH018 (2 of 2 required courses)

MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I
02 Semester Credits
Introduction to theoretical foundations of jazz including a systematic examination of scales, Blended Learning modes and their practical applications, chord construction and notation, chord/scale relationships and applications, melodic construction and development, and analysis of transcribed solos and compositions from the jazz repertoire including the American standard song.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1600 Traditional Theory I.

MUS-1670 Jazz Performance and Improvisation I
02 Semester Credits
Improvisation within the jazz style and presentation as performance. Investigates essential relationship of the blues, American standard song and swing rhythm as central to the character of jazz. Memorization of standard repertoire.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1210 Introduction to Music Theory, and audition.

MUS-1680 Jazz Performance and Improvisation II
02 Semester Credits
Improvisation within the jazz style and presentation as performance. Includes modal combinations and chord change sequences, scale-tone 7th, harmonic movement within blues and standard song, phrasing, paraphrasing, playing in various keys and memorization of standard repertoire.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1670 Jazz Performance and
Improvisation I.

MUS-1720 Arranging I
02 Semester Credits
Writing and arranging for the modern rhythm section including piano (keyboards), guitar, bass, drums and auxiliary percussion; writing and arranging techniques address the rhythm section as a unit and as part of a small or large ensemble.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1600 Traditional Theory I, or departmental approval.

MUS-179H Honors Contract in Music
01 Semester Credit
Honors Contract complements and exceeds requirements and objectives for an existing MUS 1000-level honors course through the formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. In order to complete the contract, the student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor offering the contract for mentor-student tutorial sessions.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level course in Music, whose instructor approves the Honors Contract.

MUS-1970 Music Seminar
01 Semester Credit
Discussion of current topics related to music careers including presentations, performances, recitals and clinics, music academic and career exploration. May be repeated for an accrued maximum of six credits.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: 1 seminar hour per week.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS-2030 British Invasion
02 Semester Credits
Survey of influential and representative works and artists of British Invasion beginning in 1964 including the Beatles, Who, Rolling Stones, Kinks, and their contemporaries. Aesthetics, terminology, technique, style, instrumentation, lyrics, and technology
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1030 Survey of Rock and Roll.

MUS-2130 Music Production for Video and Film
03 Semester Credits
Using tools of the modern MIDI studio to write and produce an appropriate musical score for video and film. Topics include music scoring techniques and sound design, role of music in advertising and film industries, and communicating with client to determine musical direction.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1140 MIDI Technology II.

MUS-2140 Studio Maintenance
02 Semester Credits
Reviews basic electronics and sound principles, discusses set-up, calibration and operation of digital and analog recording and test equipment. Topics include studio layout, technical signal routing, equipment interface, grounding, maintenance and troubleshooting.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 04 hours.
Prerequisite(s): RAT-1500 Recording Theory I, RAT-1510 Recording Lab I, and EET-1130 Basic Audio Electronics; or departmental approval.

MUS-2290 Basic Applied Music II
02 Semester Credits
Individual instruction for pre-music and non-music majors on any standard band, orchestral instrument or voice. May be repeated for credit; however, no more than 4 credits may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS-2301 Applied Piano Minor III
01 Semester Credit
Third level private piano instruction for music major with piano as minor instrument. Development of technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature for third semester. End of semester performance jury required.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1302 Applied Piano Minor II.

MUS-2302 Applied Piano Minor IV
01 Semester Credit
Fourth level private piano instruction for music major with piano as minor instrument. Development of technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature for fourth semester. End of semester performance jury required.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 7 hours of concentrated practice each week.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-2301 Applied Piano Minor III.

MUS-2460 Applied Music III
02 Semester Credits
Third level applied instruction in musical instruments and voice for college students pursuing degrees in music. Continued development of tone production, intonation, technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature appropriate for third semester music majors. Analysis of the forms of music for the individual instrument and their historical perspective. End of semester performance jury required. May be repeated up to 8 credits per instrument; only 2 credits total may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 14 hours of concentrated practice are required each week.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1470 Applied Music II, or departmental approval.
OAN Approved: OAH020

MUS-2470 Applied Music IV
02 Semester Credits
Fourth level applied instruction in musical instruments and voice for college students pursuing degrees in music. Continued development of tone production, intonation, technical facility, rhythmic control, phrasing, stylistic interpretation and sight-reading skills. Development of standard repertoire including selected solo and method literature appropriate for fourth semester music majors. Introduction to beginning teaching issues and techniques for the individual instruments. End of semester performance jury required. May be repeated up to 8 credits per instrument; only 2 credits total may be applied to degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: A private lesson and 14 hours of concentrated practice are required each week.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-2460 Applied Music III, or departmental approval.
OAN Approved: OAH020 

MUS-2500 Music History and Literature I
03 Semester Credits
Chronological study of the history and development of European classical music from origins through the 18th century. Detailed attention to selected pieces from Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1620 Traditional Theory II.

MUS-2510 Music History & Literature II
03 Semester Credits
Chronological study of history and development of European classical music from 19th century through present time. Detailed attention to selected pieces.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1620 Traditional Theory II.

MUS-2520 Jazz History I
02 Semester Credits
Chronological study of history and development of classic jazz from origins through the Swing period. Detailed attention to selected jazz masters and analysis of their most important works.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I. 

MUS-2530 Jazz History II
02 Semester Credits
Chronological study of history and development of modern jazz from Bebop through present time. Detailed attention to selected jazz masters and analysis of their most important works.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I. 

MUS-2540 Jazz History Listening I
01 Semester Credit
Through directed, analytical and comparative listening experiences, students gain detailed knowledge of and familiarity with selected works of jazz masters (circa 1850s -1940s) from pre-jazz roots music and early jazz through swing jazz. A listening laboratory and aural training course, this is a companion and supplement to MUS-2520 Jazz History I.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I, and concurrent enrollment in MUS-2520 Jazz History I, or departmental approval.

MUS-2550 Jazz History Listening II
01 Semester Credit
Through directed, analytical and comparative listening experiences, students gain detailed knowledge of and familiarity with selected works of Modern Jazz masters from Bebop (1940s) to the present. A listening laboratory and aural training course, this is a companion and supplement to MUS-2530 Jazz History II.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I, and concurrent enrollment in MUS-2530 Jazz History II, or departmental approval.

MUS-2600 Traditional Theory III
03 Semester Credits
Theory, analysis, and composition of European classical music from origins through 18th century. Detailed attention to selected pieces from Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1620 Traditional Theory II, and MUS-1630 Ear Training II.
OAN Approved: OAH017

MUS-2610 Ear Training III
02 Semester Credits
Third level identification of intervals, seventh chords, scales, phrases and harmonic function. Melodic and rhythmic dictation, sight singing, analytic and holistic listening.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1630 Ear Training II.

MUS-2620 Traditional Theory IV
03 Semester Credits
Theory, analysis, and composition of European classical music from 19th century through present time. Detailed attention to selected pieces.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-2600 Traditional Theory III, and MUS-2610 Ear Training III.
OAN Approved: OAH017

MUS-2630 Ear Training IV
02 Semester Credits
Fourth level identification of intervals, seventh chords, scales, phrases and harmonic function. Melodic and rhythmic dictation, sight singing, analytic and holistic listening.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-2610 Ear Training III.

MUS-2650 Jazz Theory II
02 Semester Credits
Second level study of theoretical foundations of jazz. Includes diatonic and chromatic harmony, harmonic embellishment and substitution, voicings, rhythm, blues progressions and forms, phrase analysis, lyric import and analysis of transcribed solos and compositions from jazz repertoire.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1650 Jazz Theory I. 

MUS-2660 Jazz Theory III
02 Semester Credits
Third level of study of theoretical foundations of jazz. Includes modal structures, rhythm changes and substitutions; composition and improvisation; implications of lyrics on structure and articulation; and analysis of transcribed solos and compositions from jazz repertoire, including the American standard song.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-2650 Jazz Theory II.

MUS-2670 Jazz Performance and Improvisation III
02 Semester Credits
Third level study of improvisation within jazz style and presentation as performance. Includes phrasing, minor ii-V-i, modal minor, chord structures and common progressions in all keys, and memorization of standard repertoire.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1680 Jazz Performance and
Improvisation II.

MUS-2680 Jazz Performance and Improvisation IV
02 Semester Credits
Fourth level study of improvisation within jazz style and presentation as performance. Includes performance of accumulated repertoire, blues composition, refined group playing and performance of memorized standard repertoire in all keys.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-2670 Jazz Performance and
Improvisation III.

MUS-2710 Arranging II
02 Semester Credits
Building on the rhythm section, this study concentrates on writing for trumpet, trombone and saxophone individually, in combination and as instrumental families. Ranges, tonal color, combinations in the context of an arrangement are investigated. Further development of skills introduced in Arranging 1.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-1720 Arranging I, or departmental approval.

MUS-2720 Arranging III
02 Semester Credits
Development of the linear approach to multiple horn scoring, focusing on backgrounds, supporting lines, and contrapuntal devices as well as melodic presentation; further development of the skills introduced in Arranging II. Elements of arranging for the large ensemble and studio orchestra will be introduced.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): MUS-2710 Arranging II, or departmental approval.

MUS-2740 Internship
01-03 Semester Credits
Provides student with on-the-job application of skills learned in the liberal arts and specifically Music. Each internship based on individualized learning contract. Requirement for one credit is 180 hours of approved work per semester.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: Internship: 180 clock hours of approved work per credit hour.
Prerequisite(s): Department approval: completion of 30 semester credits; completion of 15 semester credits at Cuyahoga Community College; 2.75 GPA; completion of 20 semester. credits in liberal arts; completion of 9 semester credits in Music; two letters of recommendation from liberal arts faculty, one of which must be from area of placement. Other Required Hours: Internship: 180 clock hours of approved work per credit hour.
Prerequisite(s): Department approval: completion of 30 semester credits; completion of 15 semester credits at Cuyahoga Community College; 2.75 GPA; completion of 20 semester. credits in liberal arts; completion of 9 semester credits in Music; two letters of recommendation from liberal arts faculty, one of which must be from area of placement. 

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