Courses

MUSC 107 Studio Ensemble: Guitar

Jazz and rock styles of guitar taught o n beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in a group context. Chords, solo techniques, and basic musical concepts w ill be covered in a one-hour, group sess ion each week. (May be repeated for cred it. This course does not count for credi t toward the music major or minor.) Lect ure-Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 B. Holt
Spring 2014 B. Holt
Fall 2015 B. Holt
Spring 2015 B. Holt

MUSC 107 Studio Ensemble:Guitar

Jazz and rock styles of guitar taught o n beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in a group context. Chords, solo techniques, and basic musical concepts w ill be covered in a one-hour, group sess ion each week. (May be repeated for cred it. This course does not count for credi t toward the music major or minor.) Lect ure-Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 B. Holt

MUSC 109 Oriana Singers

This choir for women explores the Western sacred and secular choral tradition but also those of other cultures. Special attention is given to the development of vocal and music skills. Women can expect travel and collaboration with men's choirs when possible. (1/3) Rehearsals: 3 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Entrance by audition only

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Sandborg
Spring 2014 J. Sandborg
Fall 2015 J. Sandborg T/Th 4:30PM-6:00PM
Spring 2015 J. Sandborg T/Th 4:30PM-6:00PM
Spring 2016 J. Sandborg T/Th 4:30PM-6:00PM

MUSC 111 Concert Choir

Training in a cappella and accompanied m usic from all style periods. (Students m ust participate in all performances unle ss excused by the director prior to the performance. May be repeated for credit. ) Lecture-Laboratory: 4 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Sandborg
Spring 2014 J. Sandborg
Fall 2015 J. Sandborg M/T/W/Th 6:00PM-7:00PM
Spring 2015 J. Sandborg M/T/W/Th 6:00PM-7:00PM
Spring 2016 J. Sandborg M/T/W/Th 6:00PM-7:00PM

MUSC 112 Wind Ensemble

Experience in band literature. (Students must participate in all performances un less excused by the instructor. May be r epeated for credit.) Rehearsals: 3 hrs/w k. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Blaha T/Th 7:30PM-9:00PM
Spring 2014 J. Blaha T/Th 7:30PM-9:00PM
Fall 2015 J. Blaha T/Th 7:30PM-9:00PM
Spring 2015 J. Blaha T/Th 7:30PM-9:00PM
Spring 2016 J. Blaha T/Th 7:30PM-9:00PM

MUSC 113 Jazz Ensemble

Experience in jazz instrumental and ense mble. (Students must participate in all performances unless excused by the instr uctor. May be repeated for credit.) Rehe arsals: 3 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Blaha M/W 7:30PM-9:00PM
Spring 2014 J. Blaha M/W 7:30PM-9:00PM
Fall 2015 J. Blaha M/W 7:30PM-9:00PM
Spring 2015 J. Blaha M/W 7:30PM-9:00PM
Spring 2016 J. Blaha M/W 7:30PM-9:00PM

MUSC 114 Chamber Ensemble

Experience in chamber music of various p eriods and styles. (Students must partic ipate in all performances unless excused by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.) Rehearsals: 3 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 E. Bachelder
Fall 2015 E. Bachelder
Spring 2015 E. Bachelder
Spring 2016 E. Bachelder

MUSC 150 Fundamentals of Music

Pitch and rhythm fundamentals: reading music notation, sight singing, reading c hord charts. Focus on intervals, key sig natures, scales, meter, and chords. Lect ure: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 C. Hubbard M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Fall 2015 C. Hubbard M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

MUSC 240 Music in Culture

An exploration of the role of music in cultures around the world and throughout history, introducing students to the discipline ethnomusicology. Emphasis willbe placed on two aspects of musical culture: non-western (World) music and American popular music. The course includes a fieldwork component. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Franke M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

MUSC 251 Diatonic Harmony

Diatonic part writing; melodic harmonization and figured bass realization; basic species counterpoint; introduction totonal theory, harmonic analysis, and composing simple forms. Lecture: 1 hr/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-150 or competency

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 G. Marsh T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2015 M. Franke M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2016 G. Marsh M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

MUSC 251L Diatonic Harmony Lab

Diatonic part writing; melodic harmonization and figured bass realization; basic species counterpoint; introduction totonal theory, harmonic analysis, and composing simple forms. Lecture: 1 hr/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 C. Hubbard M/W 4:00PM-5:30PM
Spring 2015 C. Hubbard T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2016 C. Hubbard T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

MUSC 252 Chromatic Harmony

Chromatic part writing and figured bassrealization; introduction to contrapuntal techniques. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-251

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Franke T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2015 G. Marsh M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

MUSC 252L Chromatic Harmony Lab

Chromatic part writing and figured bassrealization; introduction to contrapuntal techniques. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Franke T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Fall 2015 C. Hubbard T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

MUSC 261 Music Hist I: Classical Antiqt

A course of study tracing the development of styles and genres in the canon of Western music from the ancient world to the end of the seventeenth century. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-150 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Sandborg M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

MUSC 262 Music Hist II:1700 to 1900

A continuation of Music 261, tracing th e development of styles and genres in th e canon of Western music produced during the eighteenth centuries. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-261 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 M. Franke M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

MUSC 321 Instrumentation & Score Read

Survey of the musical instruments and th eir use in composition and arranging for various ensembles. Primary emphasis on the study of clef transposition and keyb oard reduction; secondary emphasis on ar ranging short excerpts for diverse ensem bles. Lecture-Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-252

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 G. Marsh
Fall 2015 J. Blaha M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

MUSC 323 Conducting

Emphasis on practice with beat patterns , cues, phrasing, dynamics, tempo, and a ccent. Introduction to score preparation , rehearsal techniques for vocal and ins trumental groups, balance control, and e rror detection. Lecture-Laboratory: 3 hr s/wk. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-321 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Blaha T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 J. Blaha T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

MUSC 350 Twentieth-Century Theory

Historical survey of Western music since Debussy with a focus on analytical techniques, including atonal theory. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-252 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 G. Marsh M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

MUSC 350 20th-Century Theory & Lit.

Historical survey of Western music since Debussy with a focus on analytical techniques, including atonal theory. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-252 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 G. Marsh M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

MUSC 406 Independent Study & Research

A program of advanced intensive study an d experience in music under the guidance of the area staff. The student will sub mit a written proposal for specific stud y before the beginning of Examination We ek of the term prior to the term in whic h the work is to be done. Admission by a pproval of the Music Area faculty on the recommendation of the directing profess or. Students are alerted to consult the departmental Guidelines for Independent Studies/Internships prior to initiatin g their planning. L 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Basic through advanced courses in area of interest, or by permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 3, 2014 J. Sandborg
Spring 2015 J. Blaha

MUSC 416 Internship

Practical experience working in or with an artistic organization as participant -observer, leading to the preparation of a report which describes and evaluates that organizations activities. The stud ent will submit a written proposal for s pecific study before the beginning of Ex amination Week of the term prior to the term in which the work is to be done. Ad mission with approval of the faculty pro fessor. Students are alerted to consult the departmental Guidelines for Indepen dent Studies/ Intern 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Basic through advanced courses in area of interest, or by permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 J. Sandborg

MUSC 420 Senior Project

A public presentation by the music majo r in one of three areas of concentration : composition, performance, or research. Lecture/Studio: Hours vary. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Approval of the music faculty; Music Major with senior standing

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Blaha
Spring 2015 M. Sandborg

MUSC 422 Senior Project

A public presentation by the music majo r in one of three areas of concentration : composition, performance, or research. Lecture/Studio: Hours vary. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Approval of the music faculty; Music Major with senior standing

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Sandborg
Spring 2014 G. Marsh
Spring 2015 J. Blaha
Spring 2015 E. Bachelder

MUSC 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminat ing in a paper, artistic creation, or pe rformance. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 E. Bachelder

MUSC 497 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminat ing in a paper, artistic creation, or pe rformance. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 G. Marsh