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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Music Courses (700)  

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Attendance at music events outside of the classroom may be required in any of the following courses.

07:700:100 Fundamentals of Aural Skills (3) Intended for first-year Mason Gross music majors who did not place into Music Theory I and/or Aural Skills I. The course covers fundamentals of written music theory and ear-training skills including note reading, key signatures, major and minor scales, intervals, solfege, and melodic and rhythmic dictation.
07:700:101 Introduction to Music (3) For students with little or no background in music. Basic concepts for intelligent listening to all kinds of music. Emphasis on aspects of sonority, rhythm, melody, harmony, and structure.
07:700:102 Introduction to Music History (3) Introductory historical survey of styles, genres, forms, and composers in music from antiquity to the present. Prerequisite: 07:700:101 or 103 or equivalent.
07:700:103 Introduction to Music Theory (3) Rudiments of music: intervals, scales, key signatures, modes, chords, rhythm, and meter. Development of aural skills. No previous musical experience required. Intended for nonmajors.
07:700:104 Introduction to Music Analysis (3) Exploration of basic analytical techniques that reveal principles of musical structure; examples drawn from the medieval period through the 20th century; introduction to various types of music notation and score reading; further development of aural skills. Prerequisite: 07:700:103 or equivalent. Intended for nonmajors.
07:700:105 Making Music with Computers: Introduction to Digital Audio (3) An introduction to computer music technology with a focus on creative composition projects integrating studies in electronic music theory and history, digital signal processing (DSP), performance practice, and aesthetics.
07:700:121 Theory I (3) Model counterpoint and introduction to tonal harmony. For students intending to major in music. Prerequisite: Demonstrated understanding by entrance examination of rhythmic/pitch notation, intervals, scales, and key signatures. Corequisites: 07:700:123, 127.
07:700:122 Theory II (3) Tonal harmony through modulation. Prerequisite: 07:700:121.
07:700:123-124 Aural Skills I,II (2,2) Intensive work in sight-singing; dictation of melody, rhythm, and harmony; score reading; and keyboard harmony. Corequisites: 07:700:121, 122. For students intending to major in music.
07:700:125 Survey of Jazz Styles (2) Historical and analytical survey of major jazz recordings from the 1920s to the present. Corequisite: 07:700:121. Intended for Mason Gross School of the Arts jazz studies majors.
07:700:127 Introduction to Music Technology (1) Fundamental skills in music technology: computer-based notation, MIDI sequencing, and digital-audio techniques. Corequisites: 07:700:121, 123. For students intending to major in music.
07:700:128 Music Education Technology (1) Fundamental skills in music education technology: computer-based notation, MIDI sequencing, and digital-audio techniques.
Corequisites: 07:700:121, 123. For students intending to major in music education.
07:700:131 Introduction to Music Online (3) See 07:700:101.
07:700:133 Introduction to Music Theory Online (3) See 07:700:103.
07:700:134 Introduction to Music Theory Short Course Online (2) An intensive introductory study of music theory including the fundamental principles and concepts of music: pitch, rhythm and meter, notation, keyboard layout, scales, and keys.
07:700:135 Making Music with Computers: Introduction to Digital Audio Online (3) An introduction to computer music technology with a focus on creative composition projects integrating studies in electronic music theory and history, digital signal processing (DSP), performance practice, and aesthetics.
07:700:153-154 Advanced Aural Skills I,II (2,2) Advanced track of intensive work in sight-singing; diction of melody, rhythm, and harmony; score reading; and keyboard harmony.
Corequisites: 07:700:121-122. For students intending to major in music.
07:700:210 Foundations of Music Education (3) Introduction to the historical and philosophical background for school music in the United States. Discussion of current practices and teaching roles at all grade levels and subjects. Includes field experience. For Mason Gross School of the Arts music education students only.
07:700: 211,212 Studies in Music History (3,3) Musical styles and genres in different historical periods. May be repeated for credit with differing course content.
Prerequisite: 07:700:101 or 103 or equivalent.
07:700:221 Theory III (3) Chromatic harmony of the 18th century. Prerequisites: 07:700:121,122; or equivalent.
07:700:222 Theory IV (3) Analysis of 20th-century music. Prerequisite: 07:700:221.
07:700:223-224 Aural Skills III,IV (2,2) Continued work in sight-singing; dictation of melody, rhythm, and harmony; score reading; and keyboard harmony. Corequisites: 07:700:221-222 or permission of instructor.
07:700:230 Music in Film Online (3) This course examines music created for film from both the historical and analytic perspectives. Topics covered include music of composers from the 1930s to the present.
07:700:231,232 Special Topics Music History Online (3,3) See 07:700:211,212.
07:700:233 American Popular Song Online (3) Study of the evolution of music that is uniquely American from Colonial days to the 1970s.
07:700:234 From Jazz to Hip-Hop: African-American Music in the 21st Century Online (3) The exploration of the relationship between jazz and other African-American musical traditions from the early 1900s to the present.
07:700:235 Rock and Roll: Origins to Present Online (3) The exploration of the history of rock-and-roll music from a wide array of perspectives, emphasizing the formation and development of the genre as the result of exchange and interaction across cultural, racial, and economic boundaries, as well as its role in social change.
07:700:237,238 Studies in Major Composers I,II (3,3) Studies of selected compositions by a major composer. Specific composer varies from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with differing course content. Prerequisite: 07:700:101 or 103 or equivalent.
07:700:239 Rock and Roll: Origins to Present Online Short Course (3) The exploration of the history of rock-and-roll music from a wide array of perspectives, emphasizing the formation and development of the genre as the result of exchange and interaction across cultural, racial, and economic boundaries, as well as its role in social change.
07:700:241 Studies of World Music Online (3) An introduction to the study of the intersection of music and culture as exhibited in diverse regions across the globe.
07:700:242 Country Music: A Cultural and Musical Survey Online (3) A study of country music's historical development including a thorough investigation of the cultural, social, and musical implications of country music's 21st-century resurgence.
07:700:243 Introduction to the History of Opera Online (3) An introduction to the operatic genre from the 17th century to the present day, this course explores how opera serves as a lens through which a variety of cultural, performative, and historical issues may be examined.
07:700:247-248 Jazz Theory I,II (3,3) Rudiments of jazz improvisation and composition: Lydian chromatic scales, jazz modes, seventh chords, rhythm, intervallic retention, and meter; sight-reading and dictation in jazz idioms. Prerequisites: 07:700:122 and 124.
07:700:251-252 Keyboard Harmony for Jazz Majors (2,2) Study of basic piano voicings and harmonic sequences set to compositions. Prerequisites: 07:700:123 and 124.
07:700:253-254 Advanced Aural Skills III,IV (2,2) Continued work in the advanced track of sight-singing; diction of melody, rhythm, and harmony; score reading; and keyboard harmony.
Corequisites: 07:700:221-222.
07:700:261 Vocal Technique for School Choirs (1) Fundamentals of singing; methods for class vocal instruction for elementary and high schools. Pre- or corequisite: 07:700:121 or examination. For Mason Gross School of the Arts music education students only.
07:700:263 School Music: String Instrument Techniques (1) Fundamentals of playing and teaching the string instruments; survey of materials for use in the schools. Pre- or corequisite: 07:700:121. For Mason Gross School of the Arts music education students only.
07:700:265 School Music: Woodwind Instrument Techniques (1) Fundamentals of playing and teaching the woodwind instruments of the orchestra and band. Pre- or corequisite: 07:700:121. For Mason Gross School of the Arts music education students only.
07:700:267 School Music: Brass Instrument Techniques (1) Fundamentals of playing and teaching the brass instruments of the orchestra and band. Pre- or corequisite: 07:700:121. For Mason Gross School of the Arts music education students only.
07:700:269 School Music: Percussion Instrument Techniques (1) Fundamentals of playing and teaching the percussion instruments of the orchestra and band. Pre- or corequisite: 07:700:121. For Mason Gross School of the Arts music education students only.
07:700:284 Digital Audio Composition (3) An introduction to the digital audio workstation as well as basic concepts of computer music, sound, and electroacoustic composition. Students will develop compositional skills through their own creative projects as well as the study of a wide range of electronic/computer music. Prerequisite: 07:700:105 or 127 or 135.
07:700:287 Choral Music Education Laboratory (1) Practical conducting and performance of repertoire for K-12 ensembles.
07:700:290 Rock and Roll as Culture Phenomenon: History and Development of Rock and Related Genres (3) Survey of the influence of rock and roll with a focus on the artists and music that reflected and influenced American society.
07:700:291 Jazz Appreciation (3) Survey of the relationships between jazz and other African-American musical traditions from the early 1900s to the present.
07:700:292 Introduction to Musics of the World (3) An introduction to the study of the intersection of music and culture as exhibited in diverse regions across the globe.
07:700:293 Introduction to Jazz Improvisation Online (2) Provides core theoretical and practical competency in jazz improvisation to meet basic expectations within the Mason Gross jazz curriculum. Principle topics include vertical and horizontal harmonic structures, aural recognition of intervals and chords, inversions, neighbor tones and embellishments, basic scales and modes, and their application in an improvised line.
Intended for first-year jazz studies majors.
07:700:295,296 Special Topics in Music (3,3) Studies in musical genres such as symphony, concerto, or choral music; repertoires (music and theater or music since 1945); or cultures (American music, African-American music, music and society, or women and music). May be repeated for credit with differing course content.
Prerequisite: 07:700:101 or 103.
07:700:301-302 Music History I,II (3,3) Styles and forms of Western music from antiquity to the present. Prerequisite: 07:700:122. Intended primarily for music majors.
07:700:303 Principles of Ethnomusicology (3) Selected topics on the musical cultures of the Pacific, Asia, Near East, and Africa; and the aboriginal music of the Americas. Prerequisite: 07:700:122 or permission of instructor.
07:700:305-306 Evolution of Jazz (3,3) History of jazz. First semester: African and African-American origins to the 1930s; basics of improvisation; development of aural ability to distinguish forms and styles. Second semester: jazz of the 1940s to the present. Prerequisites: 07:700:122 and 124, or permission of instructor. Intended for Mason Gross School of the Arts jazz studies majors.
07:700:310 Business of Music (2) Study of issues concerning entry into the music profession such as music publishing, professional management, ethics, and music publishing and recording.
07:700:311 Art of Production I: Recording (3) Study of the practical applications of recording technology: acoustics, microphones, audio consoles, and recording techniques. Through reading, listening, and hands-on projects, students will develop the necessary skills to record individual instruments and ensembles using both mono and stereo microphone techniques, as well as develop critical listening skills and the ability to aurally evaluate a variety of recording techniques from practitioners in the field. Prerequisite: 07:700:105 or 127 or 135.
07:700:312 Art of Production II: Mixing (3) Study of the practical applications of digital audio editing and mixing, including principles of digital audio, advanced signal processing, advanced audio console/digital audio workstation skills, editing, mixing, and mastering. Through reading, listening, and hands-on projects, students will develop the necessary skills to edit, mix, process, and master stereo and multitrack recordings, as well as develop critical listening skills and the ability to aurally evaluate a variety of mixing and processing techniques in professionally produced recordings. Prerequisite: 07:700:311.
07:700:322 Music Analysis (3) Analysis of music from different historical periods and cultures. Prerequisite: 07:700:321.
07:700:323 Aural Skills V (2) Work in sight-singing; dictation of melody, rhythm, and harmony; score reading; and keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: 07:700:224 or 254.
07:700:329-330 Conducting I,II (2,2) Fundamentals of conducting and organization of school choruses, bands, and orchestras. Prerequisite: 07:700:222.
07:700:341 Orchestration I (BA) Study and demonstration of instruments of the orchestra; writing idiomatically for individual instruments; scoring for small ensembles. Prerequisite: 07:700:222. Intended primarily for B.Mus. music education students.
07:700:342 Orchestration II (2) Study of selected scores; writing for various ensembles and for symphony orchestra. Prerequisite: 07:700:341.
07:700:347-348 Jazz Composition and Arranging (2,2) Fundamentals of jazz composition and arranging, beginning with arrangements for two or three winds and rhythm sections; and culminating in compositions and arrangements for large ensembles in early, modern, and popular jazz idioms. Prerequisites: 07:700:247-248 and 251-252.
07:700:353 Advanced Aural Skills V (2) Advanced work in sight-singing; dictation of melody, rhythm, and harmony; score reading; and keyboard harmony.
Prerequisite: 07:700:224 or 254.
07:700:371-372 Jazz Improvisation I (3,3) Jazz techniques involving chord nomenclature, melodic development, turnbacks, cycles, the blues, scale coloring, rhythmic patterns, and harmonic concepts. Prerequisites: 07:700:247-248 and 251-252.
07:700:375 Composition Practicum (1) A project-based course for undergraduate composition majors in collaboration with students from the dance, digital film, theater, and other departments.
07:700:381 Materials and Methods in Elementary School Music (3) A hands-on activity approach to classroom music programs. Conventional as well as Orff and Kodaly procedures. Fieldwork. Prerequisite: 07:700:210.
07:700:382 Materials and Methods in Secondary Choral/General/School Music (3) Topics include the boy's changing voice, high school choral classes, instrumental music programs, and implications of the revised copyright law. Prerequisite: 07:700:210.
07:700:384 Materials and Methods in Secondary Instrumental Music Education (3) Pedagogical techniques for instrumental music in K-12 curricula. Prerequisite: 07:700:210. Intended for music education majors.
07:700:386 Instrumental Music Education Laboratory (1) Practical conducting and performance of repertoire for K-12 ensembles. Sections in choral and instrumental emphases offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: 07:700:210.
07:700:387 Choral Music Education Laboratory II (1) Practical conducting and performance of repertoire for K-12 ensembles. Sections in choral and instrumental emphases offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: 07:700:210.
07:700:389 Inclusive Learning in Music Online (3) Skills and techniques for teaching music to diverse student populations. Emphasis is on neurological, physical, and behavioral diversity, but other aspects of student diversity are also addressed. Strategies for teaching music in both inclusive and self-contained music classrooms.
Prerequisite: 05:300:383. Corequisite: 07:700:381, 382, 383, 384 or 483.
07:700:390 Music Internship Music Internship is open to Bachelor of Music students who are in good academic standing and have completed 2 years of Applied Major Lesson. Internships may take place in organizations or companies whose work involves any of the following aspects of music: theory, musicology, publication, production, or performance. Scheduled internship hours may not interfere with other courses scheduled in the internship semester. Internship content and hours must be approved of and sponsored by the undergraduate coordinator, and the course may only be taken once.
07:700:419,420 Special Studies in Music History (3,3) Intensive study of a single topic from a variety of perspectives; reading, discussion, and oral and written reports. Prerequisites: 07:700:301-302. Intended for music majors.
07:700:460 Special Topics: Instrumental Music Education (1) Selected topics related to instrumental music education. A variety of subjects will be taught on a rotating basis. May be repeated for credit with differing content.
07:700:461 Special Topics: Advanced Vocal Techniques for School Choirs (1) Advanced techniques of vocal instruction for secondary and elementary school choirs. Intended for music education choral students only. Prerequisites: 07:700:210 and 261. Intended for music education majors.
07:700:463 Special Topics: Vocal Music Education (1) Selected topics related to K-12 vocal music education. A variety of subjects will be taught on a rotating basis. May be repeated for credit with differing content.
Prerequisite: 07:700:210. Intended for music education majors.
07:700:464 Special Topics: Choral Literature for School Choirs (1) A study of choral literature appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school choirs. Focus on concert programming and repertoire selection for developmental, intermediate, and advanced school choirs.
Prerequisites: 07:700:210 and 07:701:300. Intended for music education majors.
07:700:467 Special Topics: Jazz for Music Educators (1) Techniques, repertoire, and resources for teaching instrumental jazz in secondary schools. Prerequisite: 07:700:210. Intended for music education majors.
07:700:468 Scoring for Film and Visual Media (3) Introduction to the production and compositional techniques required for film and other visual media. Students will also gain a basic understanding of film scoring history through readings and in-class screenings.
Prerequisite: 07:700:284.
07:700:469 Interactive Computer Music (3) Students will develop systems for interactive computer music composition and performance as well as gain practical, hands-on experience with real-time digital signal processing, sound synthesis, and basic programming culminating with a final performance/presentation of a concert-length piece or installation. Prerequisite: 07:700:105 or 127 or 135 or permission of instructor.
07:700:470 Electroacoustic Music Instrumental Design (3) Students will develop skills in acoustic/electroacoustic musical instrument design, acoustics, and physical properties of materials, as well as design and construct electroacoustic musical instruments, developing skills in basic electronics, circuit design, sensors, electro-mechanical transduction, human-computer interaction, and interface design culminating with a performance featuring these invented instruments. Prerequisite: 07:700:105 or 127 or 135 or permission of instructor.
07:700:471-472 Jazz Improvisation II (3,3) Jazz techniques exploring forms in jazz from 1925 to the present; the study of cadences; the Lydian chromatic concept as applied to defining specific devices and as manifested in various compositions. Prerequisites: 07:700:371-372.
07:700:477 Special Topics: Directing the School Musical (1) Techniques, literature, and resources for staging productions of musical theater, jazz, and show choir in the secondary school. Prerequisite: 07:700:210. Intended for music education majors.
07:700:478 Special Topics: Marching Band (1) Techniques of designing marching band routines. Prerequisite: 07:700:210. Intended for music education majors.
07:700:479 Special Topics: Wind Ensemble Literature (1) Prerequisite: 07:700:210. Intended for music education majors.
07:700:480 Clinical Practice II: Seminar (1) Examination of problems relevant to contemporary elementary and secondary music education. Concerns relevant to student teaching emphasized. Opportunity to address problems encountered while student teaching. Corequisite: 07:700:487. Open only to students in a teacher education program who have been admitted formally to student teaching.
07:700:483 Clinical Practice I: Seminar (1) Examination of problems relevant to contemporary elementary and secondary music education, to process what is learned during the part-time student teaching placement, preparation for full-time student teaching and the required certification portfolio (edTPA).
Corequisite: 07:700:484.
07:700:484 Clinical Practice I (4) Part-time student teaching in approved schools under the supervision of members of the faculty.
Corequisite: 07:700:483.
07:700:487 Clinical Practice II (11) Full-time student teaching in approved schools under the supervision of members of the faculty. Corequisite: 07:700:480. Open only to students in a teacher education program who have been admitted formally to student teaching.
07:700:493,494 Independent Study (BA,BA) Supervised research in music composition, education, history, or theory. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
07:700:495 Senior Honors Tutorial (3) Prerequisite: Permission of department.
 
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