Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5300. Investigation of Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 18 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

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5302. Analytic Techniques

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Structure and style in works from the 18th through the 20th Centuries.

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5305. Graduate Performing Ensemble

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 16 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorale, Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band.

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5306. Seminar in Opera Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Literature of the opera from the Early Baroque to the present. Course content can change from a general survey to a study of selected works by a composer, or works in a specific country or style period.

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5309. Seminar in Woodwind Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Historical development of the woodwind instruments; of representative solo and ensemble literature.

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5319. Notation and Performance Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Notation, ornamentation, and instrumentation from the middle ages through the classic period.

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5323. Applied Music

1.00 - 7.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 30 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

The Applied Music Fee fee is charged all students receiving private instrumental, vocal, or conducting instruction.

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5324. Graduate Chamber Ensemble

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Study and performance of chamber music for various ensembles.

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5325. Opera Theater

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Study and performance of roles in major opera productions and/or work in production technique.

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5330. Advanced Instrumental Conducting

2.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Score study, conducting, and rehearsal techniques of selected instrumental literature.

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5331. Conducting Seminar

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics in instrumental and choral conducting.

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5345. Teaching Music at the College Level

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Preparation for teaching music in higher education, in the studio, classroom, or rehearsal hall--with attention to late-adolescent development; elements of effective teaching, including legal considerations; pedagogical approaches; institutional contexts; seeking, securing, and beginning work in a position; and procedures for attaining promotion and tenure. Open to students beyond first-year master's level.

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5348. Schenkerian Theory and Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MUSI 5302; Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission. (RG813).

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings and analytical projects based on the theories of Heinrich Schenker and his followers.

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5353. Theory Seminar

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MUSI 5302; Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission. (RG813).

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of specific styles and the work of particular theorists: variable topics. With a change of content, this course may be repated to maximum of nine credits.

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5354. Advanced Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MUSI 5302; Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission. (RG813).

Grading Basis: Graded

Methods and models of music analysis applied to selected works from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.

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5359. History of Music Theory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MUSI 5302 (RG430).

Grading Basis: Graded

Speculative pedagogical and analytical thought on the music in theoretical treatises from antiquity to the twentieth century.

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5364. Advanced Choral Techniques

2.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Score study, conducting, and rehearsal techniques of selected choral literature.

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5365. Choral Literature to 1600

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Historical-analytical study of choral compositions: c. 1000 A.D. to 1600.

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5366. Choral Literature from 1600 to 1800

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Historical-analytical study of choral compositions: 1600 to 1800.

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5367. Choral Literature from 1800 to Present

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Historical-analytical study of 1800 to the present.

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5372. Wind Band Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Historical-analytical study of music for wind ensemble and symphony band.

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5373. Orchestra Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Historical-analytical study of orchestral literature.

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5379. Atonal Theory and Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Set theoretic concepts and operations in applied twentieth-century music.

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5391. Procedures in Historical Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A project-oriented approach to bibliographic tools and research methods applicable to the historical study of music.

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5397. Recital

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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6400. Tutorial in Music

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Concentrated individualized study and research.

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6411. Seminar: The Life and Works of Individual Composers

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 18 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

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6412. Seminar: Style Periods in Music History

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

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6413. Seminar: History of Musical Forms

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 18 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Sonata, concerto, madrigal, motet or other musical forms.

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6491. Seminar: Advanced Research Procedures in Musicology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Music, others with permission (RG812).

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical reading and original research in recent historical musicology.

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