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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.