School of Music 2005-2007 Academic Bulletin
|Academic CoursesAccompanying, Chamber Music, Coaching, Techniques, Conducting, and Ballet|
Accompanying, Chamber Music, Coaching, and Techniques
F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory (1 cr.) C: F281 Brass Instrument Techniques or F337 Woodwinds Techniques. Preparing lessons, teaching, and conducting heterogeneous instrumental ensembles.
F201 Jazz Piano Class (1 cr.) P or C: F321 Jazz Improvisation I, or permission of instructor. Instruction in the use of the piano in the composition, arranging, and accompanying of jazz. Proficiency in each area is examined at the end of the course.
F205 Introduction to Instrumental Techniques (3 cr.) For B.M.E. voice and piano concentrations. Techniques and materials for beginning instrumental study. Recommended for sophomores and juniors.
F261 String Class Techniques (2 cr.) Class instruction and teaching methods for violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass.
F281 Brass Instrument Techniques (2 cr.) C: F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory. Class instruction and teaching methods for trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba.
F300 Piano Accompanying (1 cr.)* Sight reading, transposing, and acquaintance with vocal and instrumental literature.
F301 Accompanying Recital (1 cr.) Rehearsal and performance as accompanist for a required public performance of a full undergraduate or graduate recital. This may be substituted for one or two semesters of F300 Piano Accompanying for Bachelor of Music piano majors.
F302 Classroom Instrument Techniques (2 cr.) Beginning instruction in recorder, guitar, lap dulcimer, autoharp, and classroom Orff Instrument (pitched and non-pitched).
F316 Jazz Arranging I (3 cr.) Jazz instruments and special effects obtainable on each. Scoring of popular songs for the modern dance orchestra.
F317 Jazz Arranging II (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Arranging for various combinations of instruments in different styles.
F318 Styles and Analysis of Jazz (2 cr.) Technical features of various styles from the inception of jazz to the present.
F321-F322 Jazz Improvisation I-II (2-2 cr.) Theory and techniques of jazz improvisation with an emphasis on functional harmony, melodic form, special scales, tune studies, ear training, and development of style.
F337 Woodwind Techniques (2 cr.) C: F200 Music Education Instrumental Laboratory. Class instruction and teaching methods for flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone.
F338 Percussion Techniques (2 cr.) Instruction in timpani, snare drum, xylophone, bass drum, cymbals, Latin and jazz drums, etc. Laboratory class with an emphasis on teaching techniques.
F350 Chamber Music Coaching I (1 cr.) Specified chamber music experience in classes for woodwind and brass students and quartets for majors in violin, viola, and cello.
F351 Chamber Music Coaching II (1 cr.) Specified chamber music experience in classes for woodwind and quartets for majors in violin, viola, and cello.
F400 Seminar in Interpretation (2-3 cr.) P: Audition by and consent of instructor concerned. Instruction in interpretation by a performance teacher who is not the student's regular instructor.
F403 Scoring Percussion (2 cr.) Nomenclature, calligraphy, spectrum, notation, legend systems, timbre, characteristics, and ranges.
F404 Percussion Master Class (2 cr.) Technical, physical, aesthetic, and logistical factors in preparing solo, chamber, and orchestral repertory.
F405 Percussion Seminar (1-3 cr.) History, languages, and written and improvisational uses of indigenous instruments. Masterworks survey.
F411 Musical Productions for the Choral Director (2 cr.) P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. Direction of vocal/choral productions involving staging or movement, including madrigal dinners, musical theatre, vocal jazz, and show choir.
F412 The Children's Chorus (2 cr.) Vocal and choral techniques, literature, and organizational practices appropriate for children's choral ensembles.
F413 Choral Literature for Music Educators (2 cr.) P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. Survey of choral music appropriate for secondary school ensembles.
F414 Music in Early Childhood (2 cr.) P: E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education. C: EDUC M401 Field Experience. Methods and materials appropriate to the musical development of children from birth to age five.
F415 Orff, Dalcroze, Kodály (2 cr.) Principles and practices of music instruction associated with Carl Orff, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and Zoltan Kodály.
F419 Orchestral Repertoire (1 cr.) Study of orchestral repertoire for various instruments.
F420 Topics in Performance Study (1-3 cr.)
F449 Rudiments of Harp Ensemble Performance (1 cr.) Preparation for performance with mixed instrument ensembles.
F450 Chamber Music Coaching (0.5 to 1 cr.) P: F350, F351, F449, X002, or permission of major department. Rehearsal and performance of chamber music.
F457 Seminar in Performance (1-3 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. Basic properties and techniques of orchestral and band instruments. I. Harp. II. Percussion. III. Strings. IV. Brass. V. Woodwinds.
F461-F462 Score Reading I-II (1-1 cr.) P: Adequate skill at the keyboard and T232 Musical Skills III. Performance at the piano of graded examples of scores, both vocal and instrumental.
F466 Techniques in Marching Bands (1-2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. For undergraduates and graduates majoring in music education. Techniques for organizing and training marching bands in public schools and at the college level. Planning and charting football shows; rehearsal problems.
F500 Accompanying Recital (1 cr.)* Required for fulfillment of second recital requirement for M.M. piano majors. Student is assigned to an accompanying coach as a studio accompanist for one semester and must appear as accompanist for a required public performance of a full undergraduate or graduate recital.
F501 Accompaniment of Baroque Music (2 cr.) Introduction to the art of accompaniment of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music. Repertoire is selected from a wide variety of chamber and larger works, both vocal and instrumental. Included in the study are recitative, embellishment, and improvisation.
F502 Readings in Basso Continuo (2 cr.) P: F501 Accompaniment of Baroque Music or equivalent experience. Primary sources regarding basso continuo performance practices are examined. Emphasis is on performance at the keyboard from figured and unfigured bass.
F503 Advanced Topics in Basso Continuo (3 cr.) P: F501 Accompaniment of Baroque Music and F502 Readings in Basso Continuo. National styles of basso continuo practice from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Readings and application to compositions of selected composers.
F519 Orchestral Repertoire (1 cr.) Study of orchestral repertoire for various instruments.
F520 Topics in Performance Study (1-3 cr.)
F521 Advanced Improvisational Concepts (3 cr.) P: F322 Jazz Improvisation II or permission of departmental chairperson. Jazz and other contemporary music improvisation with an emphasis on the development of style.
F549 Elements of Harp Ensemble Performance (1 cr.) Study of the techniques and literature for multiple-harp ensembles. F549 may be waived for students with comparable experience; courses in conducting or harp pedagogy may be substituted upon recommendation of the department chair.
F550 Graduate Chamber Music Coaching (1 cr.) Rehearsal and performance of chamber music.
F551 Practicum in Transcription for the Guitar (2 cr.) Guided exercises in transcribing works for the guitar originally written for piano, lute, violin, cello, or other instrument or instrumental ensemble.
F560 Chamber Music: Variable Title (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Inquiry into selected aspects of instrumental and vocal chamber music literature and history related to specific repertoires, genres, style, performance practices, and traditions. Performance of a wide range of representative works. May be repeated.
F561 Seminar in Interpretation (2-3 cr.) P: Audition by and consent of instructor. Instruction in interpretation by a performance teacher who is not the student's regular instructor.
F590 Techniques in Marching Band for Graduate Students (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Overview of the complete marching band program (college and high school) including show planning, drill writing, administration, and rehearsal techniques.
F603-F604 Seminar in Percussion Performance I-II (2-2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. The technical and physical factors governing the performance of solo, chamber, and orchestral literature.
F650 Practicum in Chamber Music (0-1 cr.) For doctoral students meeting ensemble coaching requirements. Authorization required.
G370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.) P: T231 Musical Skills II and T251 Music Theory and Literature III. Fundamentals of score reading and baton technique.
G371 Choral Conducting I (2 cr.) P: G370 Techniques for Conducting. Conducting patterns applied to elements of interpretation. Practice in sight singing. Class forms practice choir.
G372 Choral Conducting II (2 cr.) P: G371 Choral Conducting I. Choral conducting applied to tone, balance, diction, phrasing, and interpretation.
G373 Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.) P: G370 Techniques for Conducting. Further development of score reading and conducting technique.
G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting for Graduate Students (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing in the School of Music or permission of instructor. Techniques for the beginning choral conductor, including basic fundamentals of stick technique, development of aural and rehearsal skills, and score analysis for the conductor. Intended to satisfy deficiency requirements as a prerequisite for G560 Graduate Choral Conducting or to serve as an elective. Does not satisfy any existing degree requirement in conducting on the graduate level.
G560 Graduate Choral Conducting (3 cr.) P: G371 Choral Conducting I or G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting for Graduate Students. For graduate students majoring in fields other than choral conducting. Admission by examination during orientation week. The course may be taken more than once.
G561-G562 Master's Choral Conducting I-II (3-3 cr.) Study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major works from the choral and choral/orchestral literature are conducted. Taken concurrently with M565 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature.
G566 Interpretation and Conducting of Band Literature I (3 cr.) P: Two semesters of undergraduate conducting or equivalent required. Study of selected concert band literature up to and including grade V material, with an emphasis on original band compositions. Baton technique, score analysis, and rehearsal techniques.
G567 Interpretation and Conducting of Band Literature II (3 cr.) P: Two semesters of undergraduate conducting or equivalent required. Study of selected wind literature at the most advanced levels for both small and large ensembles. Continued development of baton and rehearsal techniques and score preparation. Includes rehearsal and performance of selected works.
G570 Graduate Instrumental Conducting (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Required for graduate students with a cognate or minor field in instrumental conducting.
G571 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Baton techniques and critical examination of scores; problems of rehearsal and interpretation. May be repeated for degree credit.
G574 Advanced Wind Conducting (3 cr.) P: Admission to the wind conducting program and consent of instructor. Baton technique and critical analysis of scores; rehearsal and interpretive problems.
G634 Collegium Directing (3 cr.) A practical study of the operation of university collegium musicum programs, including repertory, instrument acquisition and maintenance, coaching and directing vocal and instrumental early music ensembles.
G661 Doctoral Choral Conducting (3 cr.) Study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major works from the choral and choral/orchestral literature are conducted. Taken four times.
G671 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (3 cr.) P: Admission to the wind conducting program and consent of instructor. Baton technique and critical examination of scores; problems of rehearsal and interpretation. May be repeated for degree credit.
G674 Advanced Wind Conducting (3 cr.) P: Consent of the instructor. Baton technique and critical analysis of scores; rehearsal and interpretive problems.
J100 Ballet Elective/Secondary (2 cr.)
J210 Jazz Dance (1 cr.) A study of jazz dance, including early jazz and musical comedy as well as contemporary styles. Emphasis on current locomotor jazz techniques. Enrollment restricted to School of Music majors or by permission of the Department of Ballet.
J320 Pointe Technique (1 cr.) Authorization and concurrent enrollment in J100 Intermediate/Advanced Ballet required. The study of classical ballet pointe work. Open to non-ballet majors.
J340 Practicum (2 cr.) For juniors and seniors in the Bachelor of Science in Ballet degree program. Laboratory teaching.
J400 Ballet (Major) (2-6 cr.) Daily technique classes, including pointe, for students in the Bachelor of Science in Ballet degree program. Performance emphasis.
J401 Ballet Major: Graduation Examination (0 cr.)
J410 Choreography Workshop (2 cr.) Survey of choreographic principles in terms of the development of Western art. Concepts of harmony, symmetry, and balance examined in a historical context and related to trends in composition in the twentieth century.
J610 Thesis in Ballet (1-2 cr.)*
J700 Ballet Graduate Elective (Beginning I) (cr. arr.)
J810 Graduate Jazz Dance (1 cr.) Jazz dance class for graduate students.
J840 Graduate Practicum (1 cr.) Laboratory teaching experience to develop pedagogical skills in ballet techniques.
J841 Graduate Ballet Pedagogy (1 cr.) Focus on teaching pre-college ballet classes.
J900 Ballet Graduate Major (cr. arr.)
J910 Advanced Choreography Workshop (1 cr.) Advanced study of choreographic principles in laboratory conditions. Public performance of works at the discretion of the instructor.
J911 Guided Professional Experiences in Ballet (1 cr.)
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