Fundamentals of Music (3)
Music notation as it applies to melody, harmony, and rhythm. Scales and beginning harmony.
This course is designed for nonmusic major/minors.
Music Theory I (3)
Review of scales, intervals, triads; elementary part-writing; analysis of pertinent music examples.
Music Theory II (3)
Continuing study of harmony; exercises in elementary composition; analysis of musical examples.
Prerequisite: 21:087:121 or permission of instructor.
Applied Musicianship (3)
Ear training, sight singing, and dictation; study of harmony at the keyboard.
Prerequisite: 21:087:111 or permission of instructor.
Music Theory III (3)
Study of common-practice harmony, including altered and chromatic chords; written exercises; harmonic and formal analysis of selected compositions.
Prerequisite: 21:087:122 or permission of instructor.
Music Theory IV (3)
Continuation of 21:087:235.
Studies in Counterpoint (3,3)
Contrapuntal theory and practice based on analysis of the works of Renaissance and baroque masters; composition in the various contrapuntal forms.
Application of the principles and techniques of orchestration; score reading.
Conducting and rehearsal techniques in theory and practice.
Jazz Composition and Arranging (3,3)
Introduction to the techniques of composing and arranging for jazz ensemble (small combo, big band, and studio orchestra); emphasis on original creative work in the contemporary jazz idiom, as well as the study of classic compositions from the jazz repertoire; studio and other commercial applications considered.
Prerequisite: 21:087:236 or permission of instructor.
Special Studies in Music History and Composition (3,3)
Problems of music history with reports of individual inquiry; concentrated studies in creative composition.
Advanced Studies in Theory and Composition (3,3)
Analysis of late romantic and contemporary compositions; creative composition in small forms.