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The Blinn College Music Department offers small classes, one-on-one attention, practical learning, and easily accessible faculty so that students are actively engaged in a superior learning environment.  All of our outstanding, world-class music instructors care about students and encourage their individual growth.  Teaching is a top priority as students are exposed to a wealth of music, ideas, and issues that expand learning horizons.

Not all courses available on all campus.  The majority of music major courses and ensembles are offered at the Brenham campus only.


NON-MUSIC MAJOR COURSES THAT MEET GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

MUSI 1301.  Fundamentals of Music. Credit: 3 semester hours. Introduction to the basic elements of music theory for non-music majors: scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm. (Does not apply to a music major degree.) Definition of musical terms, major and minor scales, rhythm, intervals, survey of musical instruments in various genres, and a cursory view of major historical figures in music history. Required of elementary education majors, and suitable for a fine arts elective in other fields.

MUSI 1306.  Music Appreciation. Credit: 3 semester hours. Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances. (Does not apply to a music major degree.)

MUSI 1308.  Music Literature. Credit: 3 semester hours. Survey of the principal musical forms and cultural periods as illustrated in the literature of major composers. A survey of music literature from Renaissance through contemporary for the music major. Required for music majors. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of music theory and musical forms.

MUSI 1310.  American Music. Credit: 3 semester hours. General survey of various styles of music in America. Topics may include jazz, ragtime, folk, rock, and contemporary art music. A survey of the history of rock and popular music beginning with their common origins in the 20th century popular and southern folk music, and continuing through the latest trends with discussions that include individual musicians as well as stylistic details.

MUSIC ENSEMBLES.

MUEN 1124-2124.  Marching Band. Credit: 1 semester hour. Concert band, marching band, campus band, lab band (jazz/stage), symphony or orchestral group. Open to music majors and non-music majors with a background in instrumental music (including a recommendation of high school director) through audition on their respective instrument. Audition music should consist of region band etudes, class I solos, scales and sight reading. Color Guard prepares a representative routine to demonstrate ability. Performances at all home football games, select away games, annual Buccaneer Marching Festival, exhibition performances and local parades. Marching Band participation requires three additional hours of group practice/rehearsal per week.

MUEN 1125-2125.  Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band. Credit: 1 semester hour. Concert band, marching band, campus band, lab band (jazz/stage), symphony or orchestral group. Open to music majors and non-music majors with a background in instrumental music (including a recommendation of high school director) through audition on their respective instrument. Audition music should consist of region band etudes, class I solos, scales and sight reading. Performances include campus concerts for Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band and off campus concerts annually scheduled at area high schools on the annual concert tour for Wind Symphony. Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band participation requires three additional hours of group practice/rehearsal per week.

MUEN 1126-1127 and 2126-2127.  Jazz Ensemble. Concert band, marching band, campus band, lab band (jazz/stage), symphony or orchestral group. Members selected through the audition process with priority given to members of the marching/concert band. Music includes: jazz, big band, Latin, rock and contemporary jazz. Performances: on campus concerts, annual Blinn Jazz Festival, and various functions in the community including appearances at area high schools.

MUEN 1131-1132 and 2131-2132.  Steel Band. Credit: 1 semester hour. Smaller instrumental ensembles: wind, string, percussion, piano, or lab (jazz, rock, fusion, or contemporary). Members are selected through an audition with priority given to members of the marching/symphonic-concert bands. Music includes traditional Caribbean music and additional arrangements of classical and contemporary music for steel drum ensemble. Performances include campus concerts and various functions in the community. Prerequisites: Students must audition at the beginning of the semester to gain admittance into the ensemble. Students should be a member of the Blinn College band program although exceptions can be made.

MUEN 1133-1136 and 2133-2136.  Woodwind Ensemble. Credit: 1 semester hour. Smaller instrumental ensembles: wind, string, percussion, piano, or lab (jazz, rock, fusion, or contemporary). Required and limited to woodwind players in the marching/concert band. Ensembles grouped in sections: flutes, clarinets, saxophones, double reeds or upper woodwinds and low woodwinds. Music consists of excerpts from the symphonic literature and selected arrangements unique to the individual grouping of instruments. Ensemble participation requires an additional hour of practice/rehearsal per week.

MUEN 1134-1135 and 2134-2135.  Brass Ensemble. Credit: 1 semester hour. Smaller instrumental ensembles: wind, string, percussion, piano, or lab (jazz, rock, fusion, or contemporary). Required and limited to brass players in the marching/concert band. Ensembles grouped in sections: trumpets, French horns, tuba/euphonium, trombones, or high brass and low brass. Music consists of excerpts from the symphonic literature and selected arrangements unique to the individual grouping of instruments. Ensemble participation requires an additional hour of practice/rehearsal per week.

MUEN 1137.  Marching Auxiliaries. Credit: 1 semester hour. This course is for members of the Blinn College Drumline and Color Guard. Students in this course will focus on warm-ups, routines, and specialized works specific to each unit. Percussionists will focus on developing fundamental rudimental skills and refine their marching abilities through advanced warm-ups, cadences, and show music. Color Guard members will work on the fundamentals of modern technique, and refine their skills using warmups, specialized routines, and show movements. Co-requisites: MUEN 1124 or MUEN 2124.

MUEN 1138-1139 and 2138-2139.  Percussion Ensemble. Credit: 1 semester hour. Smaller instrumental ensembles: wind, string, percussion, piano, or lab (jazz, rock, fusion, or contemporary). Open to members of the wind symphony/symphonic band during the spring semester. Material includes: section preparation of concert literature and selected percussion ensemble pieces. Concert performances may include school visits, and on-campus concerts.

MUEN 1141-1142 and 2141-2142.  Choral Union. Credit: 1 semester hour. Any major choral group, campus choir, chorus, or swing choir. Open to everyone, this chorus specializes in music of many periods and interests. There is no experience or background in choral music required, nor experience in music reading or singing. The emphasis of this course is to perform quality choral music while teaching group vocal techniques.

MUEN 1152-1153 and 2152-2153.  Women’s Chorus.  Credit: 1 semester hour.  This group consists of singers with prior musical experience. Auditions take place every semester and are based on ability to contribute vocally, and/or sight read. Students in this choir work at a faster pace than in Choral Union, and perform numerous concerts both on and off campus, representing the college. This group specifically explores women’s chorus repertoire.  Prerequisite: Audition.

MUEN 1154-1155 and 2154-2155.  Select Choral Ensemble. Credit: 1 semester hour. Vocal ensemble, glee club, madrigals, or small swing choir. This group consists of singers with prior musical experience. Auditions take place every semester and are based on ability to contribute vocally, and/or sight read. Students in this choir work at a faster pace than in Choral Union, and perform numerous concerts both on and off campus, representing the college. Prerequisite: Audition.

 

SPECIALIZED ENSEMBLES:

MUSI 1157.  Opera Workshop I. Credit: 1 semester hour. Performance of portions of or complete operas and the study of the integration of music, acting, and staging of an opera. This course involves dramatic musical works in the operatic literature. Students will be expected to participate in larger group scenes, duets, and arias from various operas from standard literature. Costuming and staging will be included when available. Prerequisite: Audition and permission from the instructor.

MUSI 1158.  Opera Workshop II. Credit: 1 semester hour. Performance of portions of or complete operas and the study of the integration of music, acting, and staging of an opera. This course involves dramatic musical works in the operatic literature. Students will be expected to participate in larger group scenes, duets, and arias from various operas from standard literature. Costuming and staging will be included when available. Prerequisite: Audition and permission from the instructor.

MUSI 1159.  Musical Theater I. Credit: 1 semester hour. Study and performance of works from the musical theater repertoire. Cross-listed with DRAM 1161, this course involves the study of works from the musical theatre repertoire. This group consists of singers and/or actors with prior musical experience. Auditions take place every semester. This ensemble represents Blinn College by performing numerous concerts both on and off campus. Prerequisite: Audition and permission from instructor.

MUSI 1163.  Jazz Improvisation I. Credit: 1 semester hour. Materials and practices for improvisation or extemporaneous performance in the jazz idiom. The art of jazz improvisation. A course in the basic materials and skills used in improvising jazz solos. The course objectives are provision of basic skills for improvisation and opportunity to refine those skills in regular practice sessions. This course will add refinement to improvised solos within the jazz ensemble within our current curriculum. Prerequisite: Knowledge of all major scales and admission by instructor approval.

MUSI 1164.  Jazz Improvisation II. Credit: 1 semester hour. Materials and practices for improvisation or extemporaneous performance in the jazz idiom. The art of jazz improvisation. A course in the basic materials and skills used in improvising jazz solos. The course objectives are provision of basic skills for improvisation and opportunity to refine those skills in regular practice sessions. This course will add refinement to improvised solos within the jazz ensemble within our current curriculum. Prerequisite: Knowledge of all major scales and admission by instructor approval.

MUSI 1192.  Guitar Class I. Credit: 1 semester hour. Class instruction in the fundamental techniques of playing guitar. A course primarily for students with limited knowledge in playing the guitar and/or reading music. The course aids students in developing basic guitar techniques and music reading. Lab emphasis is placed upon students playing chords and learning to read guitar music and simple tabulator. Note: Students must supply their own instruments in good working conditions (i.e., at the instructor’s discretion).

MUSI 1193.  Guitar Class II. Credit: 1 semester hour. Class instruction in the fundamental techniques of playing guitar. A course primarily for students with limited knowledge in playing the guitar and/or reading music. The course aids students in developing basic guitar techniques and music reading. Lab emphasis is placed upon students playing chords and learning to read guitar music and simple tabulator. Note: Students must supply their own instruments in good working conditions (i.e., at the instructor’s discretion).

MUSI 2159.  Musical Theater II. Credit: 1 semester hour. Study and performance of works from the musical theater repertoire. Cross-listed with DRAM 1162, this course is a continuation of MUSI 1159 and involves the study of works from the musical theatre repertoire. This group consists of singers and/or actors with prior musical experience. Auditions take place every semester. This ensemble represents Blinn College by performing numerous concerts both on and off campus. Prerequisite: Audition and permission from instructor.

 

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS.  Note: ALL students enrolling in lessons must also be enrolled in the appropriate parent ensemble for their instrument/voice.

MUAP 1101-1102. Individual Instruction: String Instruments.  Credit: 1 semester hour.  Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. These courses are open to non-majors in violin, viola, violoncello, acoustic, or electric bass. The lessons will emphasize technique, sight reading, collaborative performing, and repertoire. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Note: Student is required to own the instrument. Contact teacher to setup day and time of lesson. For non-music major freshmen.

MUAP 1117-1118.  Individual Instruction: Woodwind Instruments.  Credit: 1 semester hour.  Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Open to non-music majors who are enrolled in the band program. Material to include scales, etudes, solos and ensemble music assigned to the parent ensemble. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: Must be auditioned member of the band program with a background in instrumental music in high school. For non-music major freshmen.

MUAP 1137-1138.  Individual Instruction: Brass Instruments. Credit: 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Open to non-music majors who are enrolled in the band program. Material to include scales, etudes, solos, and ensemble music assigned to the parent ensemble. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: Must be an auditioned member of the band program with a background in instrumental music in high school. For non-music major freshmen.

MUAP 1157-1158.  Individual Instruction: Percussion Instruments. Credit: 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Open to non-music majors enrolled in the band program. Material will include instruction on snare, mallet and timpani and is designed to develop technique and reading skills through selected etudes, scales, and solo material unique to the specific instrument. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: Must be a member of the band program with a background in instrumental music in high school. For non-music major freshmen.

MUAP 1169-1170.  Individual Instruction: Piano Study. Credit: 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Open to non-music majors only through audition and/or counseling by the music/piano faculty. Study materials to include scales, solo repertoire, and the classics. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. For non-music major freshmen.

MUAP 1181-1182.  Individual Instruction: Voice Study. Credit: 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. This is for non-music majors only. Emphasis is on individual vocal technique and solo repertoire commensurate with vocal ability. Student must be enrolled in choral program concurrently. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and enrollment in the choir program. For non-music major freshmen.

MUAP 1217-1218.  Individual Instruction: Woodwind Instruments. Credit: 2 semester hours. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Required of music majors playing a woodwind instrument. Material to include: scales, etudes, solos unique to the specific instrument with attention to technique, range, tone quality, articulation and musicianship in general. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: Must be an auditioned member of the band program with a background in instrumental music in high school. For music major freshmen.

MUAP 1237-1238.  Individual Instruction: Brass Instruments. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Required of music majors playing a brass instrument. Material to include: scales, etudes, solos, unique to the specific instrument with attention to technique, range, tone quality, articulation and musicianship in general. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: Must be an auditioned member of the band program with a background in instrumental music in high school. For music major freshmen.

MUAP 1257-1258.  Individual Instruction: Percussion Instruments. Credit: 2 semester hours. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Required of music majors with percussion as their performing instrument. Material will include instruction on snare, mallet and timpani and is designed to refine and further develop reading and performance skills in each area of percussion in order to develop the well-rounded percussionist. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: Must be an auditioned member of the band program with a background in instrumental music in high school. For music major freshmen.

MUAP 1269-1270.  Individual Instruction: Piano Study. Credit: 2 semester hours. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Priority for enrollment in MUAP 1269-1270 is given to piano majors, and then non-music majors by audition only. Study materials include scales, etudes, solo repertoire, and the classics. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Note: Piano Majors must also be enrolled in MUEN 1141, 1142, 2141 or 2142. For music major freshmen.

MUAP 1281-1282.  Individual Instruction: Voice Study. Credit: 2 semester hours. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Emphasis will be on vocal production and repertoire appropriate for the voice part. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: Music majors enrolled in the choral program and permission of the instructor. For music major freshmen.

MUAP 2101-2102.  Individual Instruction: String Instruments. Credit: semester 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. These courses are open to music-majors in violin, viola, violoncello, acoustic, or electric bass. The lessons will emphasize technique, sight reading, collaborative performing, and repertoire. Material is an extension of MUAP 1101-1102. 2102 is an extension of 2101. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: MUAP 1101 and MUAP 1102. 2101 is required for enrollment in 2102. Note: Student is required to own the instrument. Contact teacher to setup day and time of lesson. For non-music major sophomores.

MUAP 2117-2118.  Individual Instruction: Woodwind Instruments. Credit: 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Open to non-music majors who are enrolled in the band program. Material is an extension of MUAP 1117 and MUAP 1118 with continued development of technique, range, tone quality and concept of articulation. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: MUAP 1117 and 1118 and must be an auditioned member of the band program. For non-music major sophomores.

MUAP 2137-2138.  Individual Instruction: Brass Instruments. Credit: 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Open to non-music majors who are enrolled in the band program. Material is an extension of MUAP 1137-1138 with continued development of technique, range, tone quality, and concept of articulation. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: MUAP 1137 and MUAP 1138 and must be an auditioned member of the band program. For non-music major sophomores.

MUAP 2157-2158.  Individual Instruction: Percussion Instruments. Credit: 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Open to non-music majors enrolled in the band program. Material is an extension of MUAP 1157 and 1158 designed to further develop playing and reading skills of the well-rounded percussionist. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisites: MUAP 1157 and 1158 and must be an auditioned member of the band program. For non-music major sophomores.

MUAP 2169-2170.  Individual Instruction: Piano Study. Credit: 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Open to non-music majors only through audition and/or counseling by the music/piano faculty. Study materials include scales, etudes, solo repertoire, and the classics. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: MUAP 1169-1170. For non-music major sophomores.

MUAP 2181-2182.  Individual Instruction: Voice Study. Credit: 1 semester hour. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. This is for second year students (non-majors) wishing to explore more of their vocal range and repertoire with increased difficulty. Class includes 30 minutes of individual and 30 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 3 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: MUAP 1181-1182, enrollment in the choral program, and permission from the instructor. For non-music major sophomores.

MUAP 2217-2218.  Individual Instruction: Woodwind Instruments. Credit: 2 semester hours. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Required of music majors playing a woodwind instrument. Material is an extension of MUAP 1217 and 1218 with continued refinement of playing skills and preparation of recital and audition material for the four year school during the spring semester. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: MUAP 1217 or 1218 and must be an auditioned member of the band program. For music major sophomores.

MUAP 2237-2238.  Individual Instruction: Brass Instruments. Credit: 2 semester hours. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Required of music majors playing a brass instrument. Material is an extension of MUAP 1237 and MUAP 1238 with continued refinement of playing skills and preparation of recital and audition material for the four year school during the spring semester. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: MUAP 1237 and MUAP 1238 and must be an auditioned member of the band program. For music major sophomores.

MUAP 2257-2258.  Individual Instruction: Percussion Instruments. Credit: 2 semester hours. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Required of music majors with percussion as their performing instrument. Material is an extension of MUAP 1257 and 1258 with attention to preparation of recital and audition material for the four year school in the Spring semester. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: MUAP 1257 and MUAP 1258 and must be an auditioned member of the band program. For music major sophomores.

MUAP 2269-2270.  Individual Instruction: Piano Study. Credit: 2 semester hours. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. Priority for MUAP 2269-2270 is given to piano majors, and then non-music majors by audition only. Study materials to include scales, etudes, solo repertoire, and the classics. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Note: Piano Majors must also be enrolled in MUEN 1141, 1142, 2141 or 2142. Prerequisite: MUAP 1269-1270. For music major sophomores.

MUAP 2281-2282.  Individual Instruction: Voice Study. Credit: 2 semester hours. Individual instruction in voice or brass, percussion, woodwind, stringed, or keyboard instruments. This is for second year students wishing to prepare for four-year college auditions. Students will be expected to be on a higher level of preparation, similar to what would be expected at the four-year university level. Class includes 50 minutes of individualized and 50 minutes of group instruction per week. Students are required to dedicate at least 6 external hours per week to individual practice. Prerequisite: MUAP 1281, 1282, music major enrolled in choral program, and permission of the instructor. For music major sophomores.

MUSIC MAJOR COURSES:

1. = These courses should be taken together the first semester;  2. = These courses should be taken together the second semester;  3.  = These courses should be taken together the third semester;  4. = These courses should be taken together the fourth semester.
*  = must be passed with a grade of C or better or placed out of by examination;
+ = should be taken by vocal music majors.

*MUSI 1304.  Foundations of Music. Credit: 3 semester hours. Study of the fundamentals of music for prospective classroom teachers with an introduction to melodic, rhythmic and harmonic elements. Emphasis on participation in singing and reading music.   Students who do not place into Music Theory and Sight Singing/Ear Training must pass this course with a C in order to proceed into MUSI 1211 and MUSI 1216.

+MUSI 1161.  Italian Diction. Credit: 1 semester hour. Study of phonetic sounds of the English, French, German, or Italian languages to promote the ability to sing in those languages. This course provides a framework for singing in English, Latin and Italian through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. While some grammatical rules will be taught, the course does not teach the languages.  For vocal music majors, minors or choir students.

+MUSI 2161.  French Diction.  Credit: 1 semester hour.  Study of phonetic sounds of the French language to promote the ability to sing in that language.  This course provides a framework for singing in French through the study and use of the International Phonetic Alphabet.  (IPA).  For vocal music majors, minors or choir students.

1. MUSI 1181.  Piano Class I. Credit: 1 semester hour. Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students. Introduction to piano playing for first semester music majors without previous advanced keyboard training. Note: For music majors; must also be enrolled in MUSI 1211 and MUSI 1216.

1. MUSI 1211.  Music Theory I. Credit: 2 semester hours. Analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony up to and including the chords. Analysis and writing of small compositional forms. Correlated study at the keyboard. A study of music fundamentals for the music major, including notation, harmony, form, and part writing. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 1216, MUSI 1181, music major lessons and parent ensemble. Prerequisite: Passing grade on placement exam required at band or choir audition.

1. MUSI 1216.  Sight Singing and Ear Training I. Credit: 2 semester hours. Singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs. Aural study, including dictation, of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. A study of elementary sight singing and ear training for the music major in which the student learns to apply aurally the skills which are learned in music theory, including dictation of musical phrases and singing simple melodies at sight. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 1211, MUSI 1181, music major lessons and parent ensemble.

2. MUSI 1182.  Piano Class II. Credit: 1 semester hour. Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students. Continued development of piano playing for the second semester music major. Prerequisite: Grade of a C or better in MUSI 1181 or by advanced placement. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 1212 and MUSI 1217.

2. MUSI 1212.  Music Theory II. Credit: 2 semester hours. Analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony up to and including the chords. Analysis and writing of small compositional forms. Correlated study at the keyboard. The continued study of harmony, form, and part writing for the music major. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MUSI 1211. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 1217, Class Piano II MUSI 1182, music major lessons and parent ensemble.


2. MUSI 1217.  Sight Singing and Ear Training II. Credit: 2 semester hours. Singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs. Aural study, including dictation, of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. A continuing study of elementary sight singing and ear training for the music major in which the student learns to apply aurally the skills which are learned in music theory, including dictation of musical phrases and singing simple melodies at sight. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MUSI 1216. Note: Music majors should also be enrolled in MUSI 1212, MUSI 1182, music major lessons and parent ensemble.


3. MUSI 2181.  Piano Class III. Credit: 1 semester hour. Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students. Continued development of functional piano playing for the third semester music major. Prerequisite: Grade of a C or better in MUSI 1182 or by advanced placement. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 2211 and MUSI 2216.


3. MUSI 2211.  Music Theory III. Credit: 2 semester hours. Advanced harmony part writing and keyboard analysis and writing of more advanced tonal harmony including chromaticism and extended tertian structures. Introduction to 20th century compositional procedures and survey of the traditional large forms of composition. Correlated study at the keyboard. Advanced study of harmony, musical form, and part writing for the music major. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MUSI 1212. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 2216, MUSI 2181, music major lessons and parent ensemble.


3. MUSI 2216.  Sight Singing and Ear Training III. Credit: 2 semester hours. Singing more difficult tonal music including modal, ethnic, and 20th century materials. Aural study, including dictation of more complex rhythm, melody, chromatic harmony, and extended tertian structures. Advanced study of sight singing and ear training for the music major, including dictation of chord progressions and singing advanced melodies at sight. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MUSI 1217. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 2211, MUSI 2181, music major lessons and parent ensemble.


4. MUSI 2182.  Piano Class IV. Credit: 1 semester hour. Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students. Continued development of functional piano playing for the fourth semester music major. Prerequisite: Grade of a C or better in MUSI 2181 or by advanced placement. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 2212 and MUSI 2217.


4. MUSI 2212.  Music Theory IV. Credit: 2 semester hours. Advanced harmony part writing and keyboard analysis and writing of more advanced tonal harmony including chromaticism and extended tertian structures. Introduction to 20th century compositional procedures and survey of the traditional large forms of composition. Correlated study at the keyboard. Continued advanced study of harmony, musical form, and part writing for the music major. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MUSI 2211. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 2217, MUSI 2182, music major lessons and parent ensemble.


4. MUSI 2217.  Sight Singing and Ear Training IV. Credit: 2 semester hours. Singing more difficult tonal music including modal, ethnic, and 20th century materials. Aural study, including dictation of more complex rhythm, melody, chromatic harmony, and extended tertian structures. Continuing advanced study of sight singing and ear training for the music major, including dictation of chord progressions and singing advanced melodies at sight. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MUSI 2216. Note: Music majors must also be enrolled in MUSI 2212, MUSI 2182, music major lessons and parent ensemble.