Division of Music Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Courses

MUSIC 25000 / Music Appreciation / 3 credits 
An introduction to classical music. Considerations of musical perception and musical elements are followed by a survey of masterpieces from the major time periods. 
No previous musical training or experience is required.

MUS 26100 Fundamentals of Music / 3 credits
Fundamentals of music notation, ear training, and music reading.  No prerequisite.

MUSIC 32400 / Teaching Music in the Elementary School / 3 credits 
Basic musicianship is developed through singing, playing instruments, reading and writing music, and listening and moving to music. Music teaching methods and materials are surveyed, including lesson planning, experiences in teaching, and observation of children in music classes. Prerequisite: formal admission to the Teacher Education Program.

MUSIC 36100 / Music Theory I / 3 credits 
Course comprises rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic processes in tonal music, including
the development of analytic, listening, and basic piano techniques.
No prerequisite; however, music reading ability is required, verified through a Music Theory Placement Exam.
(Credit may be established in this course by passing an examination. (see below)

MUSIC 36200 / Music Theory II / 3 credits 
A study of processes in diatonic tonal music, including 4-part voice leading, secondary dominants, embellishing tones, period forms, chord progressions, harmonization of melodies, and functional piano techniques. 
Prerequisite: MUSIC 36100 or Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUSIC 36300 / Music Theory III / 3 credits 
A study of processes in tonal music, including modulations, contrapuntal genres, mode mixture, vocal forms, chromatic modulations, variation techniques, and functional piano techniques. 
Prerequisite: MUSIC 36200 or Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUSIC 37400 / Contemporary Music / 3 credits 
A study of music of the twentieth century and beyond. Class activities are focused on analysis of music representative of various genres. 
Prerequisite: MUSIC 36100 or Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUSIC 37500 / Selected Topics in Music / 3 credits 
A study of a specific genre in music (symphony, opera, chamber music, etc.) or the works of a single composer. May be repeated for credit. 
Prerequisite: MUSIC 36100 or Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUS 37600 World Music / 3 credits
This course will explore musical traditions around the globe, including geographical areas such as Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, North, Central, and South America, Europe, and others. Students will discover how cultural traditions, life rituals, arts, and other traditions influence and create each region's expression of music. An individual research project will be included, as well as a group project and presentation. "Field research" will be explored. Concert attendance is also required.

MUSIC 37800 / Jazz History / 3 credits 
An historical and stylistic study of jazz.

MUS 38100 Music History I: Antiquity to Mozart / 3 credits
Survey of the development of Western Europeon music history from Antiquity through Mozart. Prerequisite: MUS 36100 or consent of instructor. 

MUS 38200 Music History II: Beethoven to the Present / 3 credits
Survey of the development of Western European music history from Beethoven to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 36100 or consent of instructor.

MUSIC 49000 / Guided Reading in Music / 1-6 credits 
Intensive individualized study of a particular aspect of music as guided by an instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

MUSIC 59000 / Special Problems in Music / 1-4 credits 
Intensive individualized study of a particular aspect of music as guided by an instructor. Designed for graduate students and upper-division undergraduates. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 
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The Division of Music offers credit by exam for MUSIC 36100 (Music Theory I – 3 credits). Students who are interested in taking the MUSIC 36100 Proficiency Exam must obtain a Credit/Placement Exam Authorization (Form 231) from their academic advisor before calling the Division of Music (765.494.3708) to schedule the exam. 
For further information, contact Heather Philhower 765.494.2787.

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