Houston Baptist University Catalog

Music ( MUSI ) Course Descriptions

  • MUSI 0001 FORUM/RECITAL ATTENDANCE

    MUSI 0001 Forum/Recital Attendance
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music Major or Music Minor
    Music majors must enroll in this course to document forum and recital attendance each semester. Grades on a pass/fail basis. For credit, attendance at six (6) recitals is required and a maximum of two (2) Forum absences is permitted. Students admitted to the Department of Music are required to register for this course (unless enrolled in EDUC 4494, EDUC 4497, or MUSI 4090). Recital credit is not granted for a student performing on all/part of a concert or recital. Transfer students should review current Department of Music Handbook policies for specific details.

  • MUSI 0002 PIANO PROFICIENCY

    MUSI 0002 Piano Proficiency
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music Major
    All Department of Music students (except Bachelor of Music piano majors) must enroll in Class Piano 1143, 1144, 1145, or 1146 until this proficiency is passed. Music majors must enroll in this course in order to take the piano proficiency exam, which is grades on a pass/fail basis. Students who pass Piano Proficiency upon entrance audition must enroll during their first semester. Transfer students should review current Department of Music Handbook policies for specific details.

  • MUSI 0003 SOPHOMORE REVIEW

    MUSI 0003 Sophomore Review
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSI 2323 and MUSI 2123
    Includes an essay, performance, interview, and the Theory I-IV Cumulative Exam. Two failed attempts to pass all four sections will result in the student being advised toward the Music Minor and an alternative major. All Music Majors MUST file a degree plan upon passing MUSI 0003, Sophomore Review, at which point they will become eligible to enroll in MUSI 3000 and 4000 level courses. Transfer students should review current Department of Music Handbook policies for specific details. MUSI 0003 should be taken in the spring semester of the sophomore or just prior to completing 60 credit hours.

  • MUSI 0222 FUNDAMENTALS:MUSIC THEORY

    MUSI 0222 Fundamentals of Music Theory
    Prerequisite(s): Audition Theory Placement Exam
    A basic course designed only for conditional admit students to the Department of Music who do not meet the minimum level score required on the Audition Theory Placement Exam for entrance into Music Theory I (MUSI 1322). MUSI 0222 is not applicable to degree requirements for a music major or minor. Students placed in MUSI 0222 will continue on with MUSI 1322, Theory I, and MUSI 1122, Theory I Lab, only after they pass this course. It will be only offered in the summer at HBU. As another option, conditional admit students may choose to enroll in and pass an approved Fundamentals of Music Theory on-line course or elsewhere with written permission from the Director of the Department of Music or the Office of the Dean of the School of Fine Arts. An official transcript for the course (whether taken on-line or elsewhere) must also be sent to and received in the Office of the Registrar prior to full Department of Music admission and scholarship eligibility.

  • MUSI 1022 THEORY I LAB

    MUSI 2011 Theory I Lab
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 1322
    A course designed to teach the aural and sight singing skills needed to complement MUSI 1322. This course may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 1023 THEORY II LAB

    MUSI 1023 Theory II Lab
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1022
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 1323

    A course designed to teach the aural skills needed to complement MUSI 1323. This course may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 1111 HUSKY BAND

    MUSI 1111 Husky Band
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor/Band Director
    An instrumental ensemble rehearing 3-4 hours per week, performing primarily for University basketball games and other HBU functions. Course may be repeated for credit. Open to non-music majors.

  • MUSI 1113 UNIVERSITY SINGERS

    MUSI 1113 University Singers
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Program Coordinator of Music or the Choral Master
    Rehearsal and performance of the finest music written for choral ensembles. Course may be repeated for credit. Open to non-music majors.

  • MUSI 1114 GUITAR ENSEMBLE

    MUSI 1114 Guitar Ensemble
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor
    Group guitar performance of classical guitar literature. Course may be repeated for credit.

  • MUSI 1119 OPERA WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE

    MUSI 1119 Opera Workshop Ensemble
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Program Coordinator of Music or the Choral Master
    Basic technical preparation and performance of individual scenes or complete operas, including dramatic exercises, improvisations, and the integration of music, acting, and opera staging, allowing students to experience all facets of production technique. Course may be repeated for credit.

  • MUSI 1122 THEORY I LAB

    MUSI 1122 Theory I Lab
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1322 or demonstrated equivalent
    A course designed to teach the aural and sight-singing skills needed to complement MUSI 1322. The course may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 1123 THEORY II LAB

    MUSI 1123 Theory II Lab
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1122
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 1323

    A course designed to teach the aural skills needed to complement MUSI 1323, Theory II. The course may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 1143 CLASS PIANO I

    MUSI 1143 Class Piano I
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music Major or Music Minor
    Basic keyboard instruction for music majors and music minors whose applied instrument is not piano.

  • MUSI 1144 CLASS PIANO II

    MUSI 1144 Class Piano II
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music Major or Music Minor and MUSI 1143 with a grade of C or higher
    Continued basic keyboard instruction for non-piano majors.

  • MUSI 1145 CLASS PIANO III

    MUSI 1145 Class Piano III
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music Major or Music Minor and MUSI 1144 with a grade of C or higher
    Intermediate instruction in keyboard skills for non-piano majors.

  • MUSI 1146 CLASS PIANO IV

    MUSI 1146 Class Piano IV
    Prerequisite(s): Declared Music Major or Music Minor and MUSI 1145 with a grade of C or higher
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 0002

    Advanced keyboard instruction directed toward demonstrated completion of Piano Proficiency requirements.

  • MUSI 11B1 HORN

    MUSI 11B1 Horn
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11B2 TRUMPET

    MUSI 11B2 Trumpet
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11B3 TROMBONE

    MUSI 11B3 Trombone
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11B4 EUPHONIUM

    MUSI 11B4 Euphonium
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11B5 TUBA

    MUSI 11B5 Tuba
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11C1 COMPOSITION

    MUSI 11C1 Composition
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week in music composition.

  • MUSI 11G1 GUITAR

    MUSI 11G1 Classical Guitar
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11H1 HARP

    MUSI 11H1 Harp
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11K1 PIANO

    MUSI 11K1 Piano
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11K2 ORGAN

    MUSI 11K2 Organ
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11K3 HARPSICHORD

    MUSI 11K3 Harpsichord
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11P1 PERCUSSION

    MUSI 11P1 Percussion
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11S1 VIOLIN

    MUSI 11S1 Harpsichord
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11S2 VIOLA

    MUSI 11S2 Viola
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11S3 CELLO

    MUSI 11S3 Cello
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11S4 DOUBLE BASS

    MUSI 11S4 Double Bass
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11V1 VOICE

    MUSI 11V1 Voice
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11W1 FLUTE

    MUSI 11W1 Flute
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11W2 OBOE

    MUSI 11W2 Oboe
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11W3 CLARINET

    MUSI 11W3 Clarinet
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11W4 BASSOON

    MUSI 11W4 Bassoon
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 11W5 SAXOPHONE

    MUSI 11W5 Saxophone
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 1256 ENGLISH/ITALIAN DICTION

    MUSI 1256 English/Italian Diction
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Introduction to the speech sounds and rhythms of the English and Italian languages as applied to vocal literature.

  • MUSI 1257 FRENCH/GERMAN DICTION

    MUSI 1257 French/German Diction
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Introduction to the speech sounds and rhythms of German and French languages as applied to vocal literature.

  • MUSI 12B1 HORN

    MUSI 12B1 Horn
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12B2 TRUMPET

    MUSI 12B2 Trumpet
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12B3 TROMBONE

    MUSI 12B3 Trombone
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum one annually is required.

  • MUSI 12B4 EUPHONIUM

    MUSI 12B4 Euphonium
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12B5 TUBA

    MUSI 12B5 Tuba
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12C1 COMPOSITION

    MUSI 12C1 Composition
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week in music composition.

  • MUSI 12G1 GUITAR

    MUSI 12G1 Classical Guitar
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12H1 HARP

    MUSI 12H1 Harp
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12K1 PIANO

    MUSI 12K1 Piano
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solor performance on Department of Music Forum one annually is required.

  • MUSI 12K2 ORGAN

    MUSI 12K2 Organ
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solor performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12K3 HARPSICHORD

    MUSI 12K3 Harpsichord
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12P1 PERCUSSION

    MUSI 12P1 Percussion
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12S1 VIOLIN

    MUSI 12S1 Violin
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on the Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12S2 VIOLA

    MUSI 12S2 Viola
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12S3 CELLO

    MUSI 12S3 Cello
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12S4 DOUBLE BASS

    MUSI 12S4 Double Bass
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12V1 VOICE

    MUSI 12V1 Voice
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12W1 FLUTE

    MUSI 12W1 Flute
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 12W2 OBOE

    MUSI 12W2 Oboe
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12W3 CLARINET

    MUSI 12W3 Clarinet
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12W4 BASSOON

    MUSI 12W4 Bassoon
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 12W5 SAXOPHONE

    MUSI 12W5 Saxophone
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance on Department of Music Forum once annually is required.

  • MUSI 1322 THEORY I

    MUSI 1322 Theory I
    Prerequisite(s): Approved online Fundamentals of Music Theory preparation studies
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 1022

    Music Theory I begins with a review of the rudiments of music (intervals, scales, keys, rhythm notation). Also covered are: an introduction to species counterpoint, basic triadic harmony, voice-leading principles, and non-chord tones. Additionally, ear-training and sightseeing lab includes aural/vocal work in parallel topics. Music Theory courses must be taken in sequence.

  • MUSI 1323 THEORY II

    MUSI 1323 Theory II
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1322
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 1123

    An integrated course involving more in-depth analysis and elementary composition of melody, two-part, three-part, and four-part homophonic textures, binary and ternary forms, tonal harmony through secondary dominant chords, and near-related modulations. Music Theory courses must be taken in sequence.

  • MUSI 1331 MUSIC APPRECIATION

    MUSI 1331 Music Appreciation
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An entry level music course for all non-music majors, surveying a variety of musical styles. No music reading skills are required.

  • MUSI 1422 THEORY I

    MUSI 1422 Theory I
    Prerequisite(s): Acceptable Audition Theory Placement Exam score; MUSI 0222 Fundamentals of Music Theory (C or higher); or an approved on-line Fundamentals of Music Theory course
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1022 Theory I Lab

    An integrated course involving analysis and elementary composition of melody, two-part, three-part, and four-part homophonic textures, binary and ternary forms, tonal harmony through secondary dominant chords, and near-related modulations. It may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 1423 THEORY II

    MUSI 1423 Theory II
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1422 Theory I
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1023 Theory II Lab

    An integrated course involving more in depth analysis and elementary composition of melody, two-part, three-part and four-part homophonic textures, binary and ternary forms, tonal harmony through secondary dominant chords, and near-related modulations. It may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 2022 THEORY III LAB

    MUSI 2022 Theory III Lab
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1023
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 2322

    A course designed to teach the aural skills needed to complement MUSI 2322. Course may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 2023 THEORY IV LAB

    MUSI 2023 Theory IV Lab
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2022
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 2323

    A course designed to teach the aural skills needed to complement MUSI 2323. Course may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 2111 SCHOLA CANTORUM

    MUSI 2111 Schola Cantorum
    Prerequisite(s): Audition and Permission of the Program Coordinator of Music or the Choral Master
    A select chamber ensemble which may be divided into smaller groups of quartets, sextets, and octets, studying and performing chamber choral literature. Course may be repeated for credit. Open to non-music majors.

  • MUSI 2112 CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE

    MUSI 2112 Chamber Music Ensemble
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor and the Program Coordinator of Music
    The study and performance of the major chamber music literature written for combinations of instruments including the piano. May be repeated for ensemble credit. Open to non-music majors.

  • MUSI 2122 THEORY III LAB

    MUSI 2122 Theory III Lab
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1123
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 2322

    A course designed to teach the aural skills needed to complement MUSI 2322 Theory III. Course may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 2123 THEORY IV LAB

    MUSI 2123 Theory IV Lab
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2122
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 2323

    A course designed to teach the aural skills needed to complement MUSI 2323 Theory IV. Course may not be taken out of sequence.

  • MUSI 2181 INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES:BRASS

    MUSI 2181 Instrumental Techniques: Brass
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    The study of technical problems, teaching materials, and basic performance problems of brass instruments. Teaching each instrument at the elementary level is included.

  • MUSI 2182 INSTRUMENTAL TECH:PERCUSSION

    MUSI 2182 Instrumental Techniques: Percussion
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    The study of technical problems, teaching materials, and basic performance problems of percussion instruments. Teaching each instrument at the elementary level is included.

  • MUSI 2183 INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUE:STRINGS

    MUSI 2183 Instrumental Techniques: Strings
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    The study of technical problems, teaching materials, and basic performance problems of string instruments. Teaching each instrument at the elementary level is included.

  • MUSI 2184 INSTRUMENTAL TECH:WOODWINDS

    MUSI 2184 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    The study of technical problems, teaching materials, and basic performance problems of woodwind instruments. Teaching each instrument at the elementary level is included.

  • MUSI 2249 CLASS PIANO PEDAGOGY

    MUSI 2249 Class Piano Pedagogy
    Prerequisite(s): Piano Major
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 0002

    Devoted to the development of keyboard skills covered in Class Piano I-IV including improvisation, harmonization, realization of figured bass, transposition, sigh-reading, accompanying, and basic score reading. Observation and guided field experience is included.

  • MUSI 2322 THEORY III

    MUSI 2322 Theory III
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1323
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 2022

    This course examines the rudiments of analysis of larger 17th-19th Century forms, Chromatic Harmony (altered and borrowed harmony in particular) integrated with analysis and basic composition techniques. It includes Theme and Variations (Cantus Firmus or Continuous Variations) and Sectional Theme and Variations. Music Theory courses must be taken in sequence.

  • MUSI 2323 THEORY IV

    MUSI 2323 Theory IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2322
    Corequisite(s): MUSI 2023

    This course includes the study of chromatic harmony/remote modulation techniques, large-scale form analysis (Sonata-Allegro and Sonata-Rondo), study of contrapuntal forms, and comprehensive analysis with attention to thematic growth processes. Music Theory courses must be taken in sequence.

  • MUSI 2331 MUSIC LITERATURE I

    MUSI 2331 Music Literature I
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1322 and MUSI 1022
    Survey of European music from the Medieval through the Classical period. Emphasis on representative works, analytical listening techniques, and composition recognition. Development of skills necessary to identify and define the various musical genres, forms, and style characteristics. Musicology courses must be taken consecutively.

  • MUSI 2332 MUSIC LITERATURE II

    MUSI 2332 Music Literature II
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1323 and MUSI 1123 and MUSI 2331
    A survey of European music from the Romantic through the Contemporary period. Emphasis on representative works, analytical listening techniques, and composition recognition. Development of skills necessary to identify and define the various musical genres, forms, and style characteristics. Musicology courses must be taken consecutively.

  • MUSI 2341 VOCAL ACCOMPANYING

    MUSI 2341 Vocal Accompanying
    Prerequisite(s): Piano must be primary Applied Instrument; MUSI 1323 and MUSI 1023
    Techniques for collaboration with singers are taught through the exploration of repertoire for piano and voice. Additionally, students learn rehearsal and vocal coaching techniques through performance and individualized instruction in a performance class setting.

  • MUSI 2381 FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC EDUCATION

    MUSI 2381 Foundations of Music Education
    Prerequisite(s): Music Education (BME) Majors
    An introductory survey course for music teacher certification candidates designed to present philosophical, historical, and psychological foundations for music education. Field experience is required. This course is a prerequisite for Elementary Music Methods (MUSI 4382) and Secondary Music Methods (MUSI 4383).

  • MUSI 2422 THEORY III

    MUSI 2422 Theory III
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1423
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 2022

    This course examines the rudiments of analysis of larger 17th-19th Century forms, Chromatic Harmony (altered and borrowed harmony in particular) integrated with analysis and basic composition techniques. It includes Theme and Variations (Cantus Firmus or Continuous Variations) and Sectional Theme and Variations. Course must be taken in sequence.

  • MUSI 2423 THEORY IV

    MUSI 2423 Theory IV
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2422
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 2023

    This course includes the study of chromatic harmony/remote modulation techniques, large-scale form analysis (Sonata-Allegro and Sonata-Rondo), and comprehensive analysis with attention to thematic growth processes. Course must be taken in sequence.

  • MUSI 3090 PERFORMANCE RECITAL

    MUSI 3090 Performance Recital
    Prerquisite(s): MUSI 0003
    A solo recital of at least thirty minutes but not more than forty minutes of music usually performed at the end of the sixth semester of study. Required of all students majoring in music. A pre-recital hearing must be passed at least two weeks prior to the performance date.

  • MUSI 3140 STUDIO ACCOMPANYING

    MUSI 3140 Studio Accompanying
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and MUSI 2341
    Guided practical experience in Collaborative Arts for Piano Majors through assigned studio accompaniment and performance. May be repeated for credit.

  • MUSI 3180 DEVELOPMENTAL VOCAL TECHNIQUES

    MUSI 3180 Performance Recital
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    The exploration of techniques for understanding and developing the young voice, including a survey of literature and other resources for teachers and directors working with young voices.

  • MUSI 31B1 HORN

    MUSI 31B1 Horn
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31B2 TRUMPET

    MUSI 31B2 Trumpet
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31B3 TROMBONE

    MUSI 31B3 Trombone
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling dgree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31B4 EUPHONIUM

    MUSI 31B4 Euphonium
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31B5 TUBA

    MUSI 31B5 Tuba
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31C1 COMPOSITION

    MUSI 31C1 Composition
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week in music composition. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music.

  • MUSI 31G1 GUITAR

    MUSI 31G1 Classical Guitar
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31H1 HARP

    MUSI 31H1 Harp
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31K1 PIANO

    MUSI 31K1 Piano
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31K2 ORGAN

    MUSI 31K2 Organ
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31K3 HARPSICHORD

    MUSI 31K3 Harpsichord
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course ie eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31P1 PERCUSSION

    MUSI 31P1 Percussion
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31S1 VIOLIN

    MUSI 31S1 Violin
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. The course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31S2 VIOLA

    MUSI 31S2 Viola
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Area Coordinator and the Director of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31S3 CELLO

    MUSI 31S3 Cello
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31S4 DOUBLE BASS

    MUSI 31S4 Double Bass
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31V1 VOICE

    MUSI 31V1 Voice
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31W1 FLUTE

    MUSI 31W1 Flute
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31W2 OBOE

    MUSI 31W2 Oboe
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31W3 CLARINET

    MUSI 31W3 Clarinet
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31W4 BASSOON

    MUSI 31W4 Bassoon
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 31W5 SAXOPHONE

    MUSI 31W5 Saxophone
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 3240 FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KEYBOARD

    MUSI 3240 Functional Skills for Keyboard Majors
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course covers skills such as transposition, modulation, improvisation, sight-reading, reharmonization, accompanying, open score reading and dealing with transcriptions. Applies to both pianist and organist.

  • MUSI 3243 SERVICE PLAYING I

    MUSI 3243 Service Playing I
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003; Permission of the Instructor
    Service literature, techniques, accompanying, and conducting from the keyboard. Organ proficiency requirements are covered.

  • MUSI 3244 SERVICE PLAYING II

    MUSI 3244 Service Playing II
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3243
    Advanced training and continued development in service playing skills. Organ Proficiency will be administered at the conclusion of this course.

  • MUSI 3260 INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING

    MUSI 3260 Introduction to Conducting
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Junior Standing (64 hrs)
    The course seeks to develop skill in conducting small and larger works for chorus and orchestra and to develop the necessary conducting grammar to accomplish this task.

  • MUSI 3262 ADVANCED CONDUCTING

    MUSI 3262 Advanced Conducting
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and MUSI 3260 and Junior Standing (64 hrs)
    The course continues to develop skill in conducting smaller and larger works for chorus and orchestra and to develop the necessary conducting grammar to accomplish the task.

  • MUSI 3263 CHORAL CONDUCTING

    MUSI 3263 Choral Conducting
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    The conducting of choral groups, including a study in basic technique, style, and interpretation.

  • MUSI 3264 ADVANCED CHORAL CONDUCTING

    MUSI 3264 Advanced Choral Conducting
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and MUSI 3263
    The conducting of choral groups, including a study in advanced techniques, style, and interpretation as it applies to conducting choruses.

  • MUSI 3265 CHORAL ARRANGING

    MUSI 3265 Choral Arranging
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    The course provides practical study of the techniques needed for arranging choral music. Includes setting music for worship, secular situations, choral counterpoint, chorale textures, and study of varying accompaniment styles.

  • MUSI 3266 CONDUCTING I

    MUSI 3266 Conducting I
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Junior Standing (64 hours)
    This course seeks to develop basic technique, style, and interpretation in order to conduct small and large works for ensembles.

  • MUSI 3267 CONDUCTING II

    MUSI 3267 Conducting II
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and MUSI 3266 and Junior Standing (64 hours)
    This course continues to develop advanced techniques, style, and interpretation as it applies to conducting ensembles.

  • MUSI 3281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    MUSI 3281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • MUSI 32B1 HORN

    MUSI 32B1 Horn
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32B2 TRUMPET

    MUSI 32B2 Trumpet
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32B3 TROMBONE

    MUSI 32B3 Trombone
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32B4 EUPHONIUM

    MUSI 32B4 Euphonium
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32B5 TUBA

    MUSI 32B5 Tuba
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32C1 COMPOSITION

    MUSI 32C1 Composition
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week in music composition.

  • MUSI 32G1 GUITAR

    MUSI 32G1 Classical Guitar
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32H1 HARP

    MUSI 32H1 Harp
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32K1 PIANO

    MUSI 32K1 Piano
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32K2 ORGAN

    MUSI 32K2 Organ
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32K3 HARPSICHORD

    MUSI 32K3 Harpsichord
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32P1 PERCUSSION

    MUSI 32P1 Percussion
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32S1 VIOLIN

    MUSI 32S1 Violin
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator of Music and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 32S2 VIOLA

    MUSI 32S2 Viola
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32S3 CELLO

    MUSI 32S3 Cello
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32S4 DOUBLE BASS

    MUSI 32S4 Double Bass
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32V1 VOICE

    MUSI 32V1 Voice
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32W1 FLUTE

    MUSI 32W1 Flute
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32W2 OBOE

    MUSI 32W2 Oboe
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One half-hour private lesson per week. This course is eligible only for fulfilling degree requirements with permission of the Program Coordinator and the Chair of the Department of Music. A minimum of one hour per day of individual practice is required.

  • MUSI 32W3 CLARINET

    MUSI 32W3 Clarinet
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32W4 BASSOON

    MUSI 32W4 Bassoon
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 32W5 SAXOPHONE

    MUSI 32W5 Saxophone
    Prerequisite(s): None
    One hour private lesson per week. A minimum of two hours per day of individual practice and solo performance of a required recital before graduation is required.

  • MUSI 3322 THEORY V:CONTEMPORARY THEORY

    MUSI 3322 Theory V: Contemporary Theory
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    This course is a study of new compositional materials and analytical techniques in the 20th Century and includes intensive work in aural skills. It is a continuation of skills and techniques introduced in MUSI 2322 and MUSI 2323. Music Theory courses must be taken in sequence.

  • MUSI 3323 THEORY VI:COUNTERPOINT

    MUSI 3323 Theory VI: Counterpoint
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    A polyphonic study of eighteenth through twentieth century writing, including forms and composition of shorter contrapuntal forms. The course also includes intensive work in aural skills.

  • MUSI 3324 INSTRUMENTATION

    MUSI 3324 Instrumentation
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    An introduction to the principles of instrumentation and orchestration.

  • MUSI 3325 SCOREREADING

    MUSI 3325 Scorereading
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    The practical application of analysis skills and score reading skills for Theory/Composition majors. May include aspects of instrumentation.

  • MUSI 3326 ADVANCED ANALYSIS

    MUSI 3326 Advanced Analysis
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and MUSI 3322 and permission of the Instructor
    An advanced study of analytical techniques for Theory/Composition majors.

  • MUSI 3327 INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES

    MUSI 3327 Instrumental Techniques
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    The study of ranges, tonal possibilities, technical limitations, and necessary transpositions for orchestral and band instruments.

  • MUSI 3333 MUSIC HISTORY I

    MUSI 3333 Music History I
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 2332
    In-depth study of the history of European music from Antiquity through the Baroque. The course focuses on the lives, music, and cultural context of major composers from historical, analytical, and critical perspectives. Musicology courses must be taken consecutively.

  • MUSI 3334 MUSIC HISTORY II

    MUSI 3334 Music History II
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3333
    In-depth study of Western music history from the Classical period through the present. The course focuses on the lives, music, and cultural context of the major composers from historical, analytical, and critical perspectives. Musicology courses must be taken consecutively.

  • MUSI 3340 INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANYING

    MUSI 3340 Instrumental Accompanying
    Prerequisite(s): Piano must be Primary Applied Instrument
    Through the exploration of repertoire for piano and other instruments, this course encompasses techniques for collaboration with instrumentalists. Rehearsal and instrumental coaching techniques are developed through performance and individualized instruction in a performance class setting.

  • MUSI 3342 ORGAN CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN

    MUSI 3342 Organ Construction and Design
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor
    Study of the construction and design of the organ, minor organ repairs and registration guidelines.

  • MUSI 3356 VOCAL LITERATURE

    MUSI 3356 Vocal Literature
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and permission of the Program Coordinator of Music
    A survey study of solo song literature from approximately 1400-present.

  • MUSI 3357 VOCAL LITERATURE I

    MUSI 3357 Vocal Literature I
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Permission of the Instructor
    This course covers aspects of solo vocal art song in German, Italian, and lesser known languages, from its origins to the 20th century. An emphasis will be placed on the poetry and music from an historical and cultural perspective.

  • MUSI 3358 VOCAL LITERATURE II

    MUSI 3358 Vocal Literature II
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Permission of the Instructor
    This course covers aspects of solo vocal art song in French and English, from both the United Kingdom and the United States, from its origins to the 20th century. An emphasis will be placed on the poetry and music from an historical and cultural perspective.

  • MUSI 3371 SACRED MUSIC LITERATURE

    MUSI 3371 Sacred Music Literature
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    A survey of music used for congregational worship spanning from Gregorian chant to the present focusing on texts and music from a historical and cultural perspective, including recent trends. Examination of the evolution of liturgical song from the chorale through the anthem, cantata, and oratorio. Methods for building a library of hymns and anthems for weekly use based on the seasons of the church year may be included.

  • MUSI 3374 CHURCH MUSIC PRACTICUM

    MUSI 3374 Church Music Practicum
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003; Sacred Music Major
    Includes specialized topics pertaining to the sacred music ministry such as church leadership, development of service outlines, and contemporary worship considerations, in addition to required on-site class participation in worship services.

  • MUSI 3381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    MUSI 3381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • MUSI 4090 SENIOR RECITAL

    MUSI 4090 Senior Recital
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and MUSI 3090 and Permission of Applied Instrument Professor
    A solo recital of at least fifty minutes of music, usually performed at the end of the eighth semester of study. A pre-recital hearing must be passed at least two weeks prior to the performance date.

  • MUSI 4273 TECHNICAL CHUR MUSICIAN SKILLS

    MUSI 4273 Technical Church Musician Skills
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003
    This course assists students in developing competencies for the vast array of technical skills required for today’s church musician. Areas explored may include the church organ, hand bells, keyboards, multi-media computer technology including music notation and sequencing software, sound reinforcement systems, and microphone techniques. Visiting consultants will augment instruction.

  • MUSI 4299 SENIOR CAPSTONE

    MUSI 4299 Senior Capstone
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and successful completion of at least 110 credit hours
    An advanced study, critical analysis, and/or research-oriented course required for all BM majors covering one or more of the following rotating special topics/areas: history, musical works, sacred music, or notable composers. Should be taken during the final year of a student’s undergraduate music program.

  • MUSI 4341 PIANO LITERATURE

    MUSI 4341 Piano Literature
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Piano Major
    A general survey of music written for the piano and its predeccors. It includes a substantial aural component.

  • MUSI 4343 PIANO PEDAGOGY

    MUSI 4343 Piano Pedagogy
    Prerequisite(s): Keyboard must be Primary Applied instrument
    Covers aspects of piano pedagogy including instruction for beginning and advanced students, as well as business considerations needed for private studio instruction. Field experience is included.

  • MUSI 4344 KEYBOARD PEDAGOGY

    MUSI 4344 Keyboard Pedagogy
    Prerequisite(s): Keyboard must be Primary Applied instrument
    While the technique of playing the piano and organ are distinctive, learning to teach keyboard instruments are analogous. Students will learn to teach both instruments. Piano and organ method books will be examined and students will have the opportunity to teach on both instruments.

  • MUSI 4345 ORGAN PEDAGOGY

    MUSI 4345 Organ Pedagogy
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Permission of the Instructor
    This course covers aspects of organ pedagogy including instruction for beginning and advanced students, as well as business considerations needed for private studio instruction.

  • MUSI 4346 PIANO LITERATURE I

    MUSI 4346 Piano Literature I
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Permission of the Instructor
    Piano Literature I is an intensive literature study of the music by the predecessors of the pianoforte: harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano (but not organ). Included is the study of historical structure and style elements, and performance practices from pre-Baroque to early Classical periods. Taking Piano Literature I prior to Piano Literature II is recommended.

  • MUSI 4347 PIANO LITERATURE II

    MUSI 4347 Piano Literature II
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Permission of the Instructor
    Piano Literature II is an intensive literature study of the music of the early and modern-day pianoforte. Included is study of historical structure and style elements of the late-Classical period through present day compositions. Taking Piano Literature I prior to Piano Literature II is recommended.

  • MUSI 4348 ORGAN LITERATURE I

    MUSI 4348 Organ Literature I
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Permission of the Instructor
    Survey of organ literature from 1300-1750.

  • MUSI 4349 ORGAN LITERATURE II

    MUSI 4349 Organ Literature II
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and Permission of the Instructor
    Survey of organ literature from 1750 through the present.

  • MUSI 4355 VOCAL PEDAGOGY

    MUSI 4355 Vocal Pedagogy
    Prerequisite(s): Voice must be Primary Applied Instrument
    A historical and practical approach to the art of teaching voice. Emphasis is on research, writing, and observation, involving some student teaching as directed by the instructor.

  • MUSI 4382 ELEMENTARY MUSIC METHODS

    MUSI 4382 Elementary Music Methods
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and MUSI 2381 and BME major degree plan filed
    Develops competencies necessary for implementing music learning and skill development for pre-adolescents, in addition to surveying important methodologies used in elementary general music teaching for the music specialist. Field experience is required.

  • MUSI 4383 SECONDARY MUSIC METHODS

    MUSI 4383 Secondary Music Methods
    Prerequisite(s): MUSI 0003 and MUSI 2381 and BME major degree plan filed
    Develops competencies necessary for implementing musical learning and skill development for students at the secondary school level. Examines principles and strategies relevant to successful music production in the junior and senior high student in schools. Field experience is required.

  • MUSI Music 3340

    INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANYING