MUS - Music

Hayes School of Music

Graduate Courses in Music (MUS)

Additional offerings by the Haye School of Music include courses in Applied Music (AMU)

William Pelto, Dean

Music (MUS)

MUS 5006. Philosophy of Music (3).S. An investigation of the major philosophies of music in both historical and contemporary perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on aesthetic theory. The relationship between aesthetics of music educational methodology will be examined. Lecture three hours.

MUS 5007. Music Bibliography (2).F. An introduction to bibliographical research in music, with emphasis on the application of theoretical concepts to practical problems of historical scholarship. Both traditional research processes and newer technologies for accessing scholarly communication are covered. Lecture two hours.

MUS 5008. Research in Music Education (3).S. The organization and reporting of research in music education, including classroom/performance field-based data collection and analysis, is studied. Prerequisite: MUS 5007.

MUS 5013. History of Musical Style (3).S. A study of the tendencies of musical style within the major periods of western music history, with emphasis placed on the development of important genres. Consideration is given to geographic location and the social, political, and general cultural history of the time. The styles of representative composers are studied and comparisons are drawn between the arts and across stylistic periods. Lecture three hours.

MUS 5018. Applied Area Literature (1-3).On Demand. A comprehensive, historical survey of music for the major instrument, with a detailed study of at least one selected solo work representative of the style of each music period. Attention will also be directed to representative ensemble literature and the compilation of a discography and bibliography. May be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours.

MUS 5020. Choral/Vocal Techniques (4).SS. Alternate years. Designed for those who are preparing to become quality teachers of choral/vocal music in grades K-12. Emphasis on the technique of vocal production and its role in the development of choral ensemble performance practices. Examination of the philosophy and pedagogical concepts and techniques leading to an exemplary choral/vocal program.

MUS 5021. Instrumental Techniques (4).SS. Alternate years. Designed for those who are preparing to become quality teachers of instrumental music in grades K-12. Emphasis on the philosophy, pedagogical concepts, and techniques leading to the development of an exemplary instrumental music program.

MUS 5022. Applied Area Pedagogy (3).On Demand. Pedagogical techniques related to the fundamental principles in the major performance area. Emphasis will be placed on historical development, an examination and evaluation of basic concepts, a consideration of style and technique, and research into the various pedagogical approaches to functional efficiency.

MUS 5023. Choral Masterworks (3).SS. Alternate years. A study of representative choral masterworks from the Renaissance to the present. This course is intended for the advanced choral student who has a background in choral conducting. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: MUS 3020 (Conductiong), MUS 3022 (Choral Conducting Practicum) and MUS 4031 (Choral Literature) or equivalent.

MUS 5024. Concert Band Literature (3).SS. Alternate years. A comprehensive study of the literature for winds and percussion. Analysis, score study, and aural recognition of representative compositions. Lecture three hours.

MUS 5030. Advanced Conducting (3).SS. Alternate years. The critical examination of choral and instrumental scores with emphasis on score analysis, interpretative decision making, and advanced conducting technique. Lecture three hours.

MUS 5035. Clinical Experience in Music (1).SS. An intensive clinical experience in music. Students will join respected professionals in instrumental or choral/vocal conducting in seminar, rehearsal and performance experiences. Graded on an S/U basis.

MUS 5040. Current Trends and Critical Issues in Music Education (3).SS. Alternate years. An examination of current trends, pedagogical practices, and critical issues in music education.

MUS 5041. The Comprehensive Music Curriculum (3).SS. Alternate years. An examination of the philosophy, components, and methodologies of the comprehensive music curriculum.

MUS 5050. Supervision and Collegiate Teaching in Music Therapy (2).On Demand. Exploration of issues in undergraduate preparation of music therapists. Prerequisite: MUS 4901 (Internship in Music Therapy) or equivalent. Students must be enrolled concurrently in MUS 5200 (Music Therapy Laboratory).

MUS 5051. Advanced Topics in Music Therapy (3).On Demand. Investigation and examination of current trends, especially those related to advanced clinical practice in music therapy, including client assessment through music experiences and innovative treatment methods. Prerequisite: MUS 4901 (Internship in Music Therapy) or equivalent. Students must be enrolled concurrently in MUS 5200 (Music Therapy Laboratory).

MUS 5060. Bonny Method of GIM (3).SS. Through lectures, demonstrations, and supervised experiences as guide and traveler, this training will develop knowledge and skill in the use of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) as a method of self-exploration and a psychotherapeutic process. Prerequisite: a GIM personal session. This course may be repeated with permission of the program director for up to 9 hours of credit towards the MMT. (Note: MUS 5060 requires participation in a 5-day intensive workshop that is conducted off-campus between academic terms and requires payment of workshop fees in addition to tuition.)

MUS 5061. Advanced Clinical Improvisation (3).On Demand. Theory and practice of advanced techniques for clinical music improvisation. Prerequisite: MUS 4060 (Clinical Piano Improvisation) or equivalent. Students must be enrolled concurrently in MUS 5200 (Music Therapy Laboratory).

MUS 5070. Technology for Music Educators (3).SS. A survey of contemporary technology used to compose, arrange, perform, record, and digitally distribute music. Students will gain practical knowledge of the concepts necessary to integrate technology into the general music classroom as well as choral and instrumental rehearsal halls.

MUS 5071. Orff Schulwerk Level I (3).SS. Based on the ideas and teachings of Carl Orff, Level I Orff-Schulwerk coursework provides a means of experiencing and understanding the philosophy and process of this approach to teaching music. Emphasis is placed on cultivation of an understanding of the Orff-Schulwerk philosophy, enhancement of creative and compositional skills, development of music pedagogy and instructional skills appropriate for use with diverse student populations, and creation of a classroom environment facilitating success of all students. Lecture three hours.

MUS 5072. Orchestral Literature (3).SS. A comprehensive study of the literature for orchestra. Analysis, score study, and aural recognition of representative compositions. Lecture three hours.

MUS 5100. Performance Ensemble (1).F;S. Students will assume leadership roles as set forth by the ensemble director, including activities such as directing sectional rehearsals, preparing program notes and assisting with individual instruction.

MUS 5160. Conducting Seminar/(1). F;S. The Conducting Seminar is a weekly opportunity for the graduate conducting students to share the recordings of their rehearsals, share ideas for improvement, and learn from each other and from the instructor. Students will also present several masterworks in seminar, sharing their approaches to score marking, preparation, study, and analysis. These works may later be performed by the graduate students within various ensembles as deemed appropriate by the faculty. May be repeated for a total credit of four semester hours.

MUS 5170. Professional and Scholarly Practices for Musicians (2).F. Students will be introduced to a variety of skills essential for the performing musician, including introduction to research methods and resources, communication in the lecture-recital/lecture-demonstration format to equip students with the skills of adapting research findings into clear, concise, and comprehensible formats, and entrepreneurship. Lecture two hours.

MUS 5200. Music Therapy Laboratory (0).F;S. Music improvisation-based laboratory designed to provide direct experiences as a participant in a music therapy group. Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy, or 5 s.h. of MUS 3900 (Music Therapy Practicum). Required of all music therapy graduate students. Graded on an S/U basis. Laboratory one hour.

MUS 5500. Independent Study in Music (1-4).F;S.

MUS 5525. Product of Learning (2).S. Graded on an S/U basis.

MUS 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand. Variable content which may be repeated for credit. Topics will include special areas of music theory, music literature and music education.

MUS 5600. Analytical Techniques (3).F. The development of techniques for analysis of music from the Baroque through the Romantic period through counterpoint, melodic structure, harmony, and form. Lecture three hours. Permission of the instructor. [Dual-listed with MUS 4600.]

MUS 5602. Music Theory Pedagogy (3).S. Alternate years. A study of teaching techniques and current research in the field of music theory pedagogy. Students will review current texts, software, and teaching styles. Students will design and implement new pedagogical approaches through teaching demonstrations and curriculum development. Lecture three hours. [Dual-listed with MUS 4602.]

MUS 5900. Advanced Music Therapy Practicum (1-3).On Demand. In-depth clinical experience designed to broaden clinical skills or provide opportunity for application of advanced music therapy methods. Prerequisite: MUS 4901 (Internship in Music Therapy) or equivalent. Students must be enrolled concurrently in MUS 5200, Music Therapy Laboratory.

MUS 5989. Graduate Research (1-9).F;S. This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master's and specialist's levels. Graded on an S/U basis. MUS 5989 does not count toward a degree.

MUS 5995. Clinical Paper in Music Therapy (1).F;S. Implementation and scholarly documentation of supervised, advanced clinical work.

MUS 5996. Creative Project in Music Therapy (1-4).F;S. Execution and scholarly documentation of a research based clinical project. Graded on an S/U basis. Students who complete these hours over the course of more than one term will receive grades of IP until the project has been successfully defended and has received final approval, at which time all IP grades will be changed to S.

MUS 5997. Practicum Experience (2).On Demand. A field-oriented course involving supervised implementation of the pedagogical techniques developed during the course of study. Graded on an S/U basis.

MUS 5998. Master of Music in Performance Recital (1-3).F;S. Graded on an S/U basis. May be repeated for a total credit of three semester hours.

MUS 5999. Thesis (1-4).F;S. Graded on an SP/UP basis until the thesis has been successfully defended and received final approval, at which time all grades will be changed to S.