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Jacobs School of Music
2007-2009
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Academic Courses—Jazz, Opera, and Music Theory

Jazz
Opera
Music Theory

Jazz

O316 Jazz Arranging 1 (2 cr.) Scoring for jazz instruments in various ensembles. Study of arrangers and arrangements in various styles to assimilate their characteristics; applications of these styles to original arrangements.

O317 Jazz Arranging 2 (2 cr.) P: O316 Jazz Arranging 1. More advanced arranging for various combinations of instruments in different styles.

O318 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 1 (2 cr.) Survey and analysis of jazz styles from ragtime and early jazz to swing and bebop. Repertoire, improvisation, instrumentation, role of instruments, major innovators and important groups. Includes transcription of jazz solos and their stylistic analysis.

O319 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 2 (2 cr.) P.: O318 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 1. Survey and analysis of jazz styles from the cool school and hard bop to modal and contemporary styles. Continuation of O318 areas of focus. Includes transcription of jazz solos and their analysis.

O321 Jazz Improvisation 1 (3 cr.) Introduction to jazz improvisation. Chord/scale relationships, generic melodic patterns, standard harmonic patterns, tune learning.

O322 Jazz Improvisation 2 (3 cr.) P: O321 Jazz Improvisation 1 or permission of instructor. Theory and technique of Bebop. Theory and techniques of jazz improvisation with an emphasis on the vocabulary, style, and repertoire of the jazz common practice period (ca. 1940-1955).

O323 Jazz Improvisation 3 (3 cr.) P: O321- O322 Jazz Improvisation 1 and 2 or permission of instructor. Modern concepts since 1955. Theory and techniques of jazz improvisation with an emphasis on the vocabulary, style, and repertoire of jazz since 1958.

O324 Jazz Improvisation 4 (3 cr.) P: O321 Jazz Improvisation 1 or permission of instructor. Tune learning. Various approaches to facilitate learning jazz tunes in blues, rhythm, and standards categories among others. Study of commonalities and differences among tunes.

O325 Rhythm Section Literature and Performance Practice (2 cr.) Jazz, Latin, and Rock repertory studied in light of historical rhythm section performance as well as modern applications. Historical, cultural, and conceptual aspects in the development of important rhythm section styles from the United States, Latin America, Cuba, the Caribbean, and Africa. May be taken more than once, for a maximum of 8 credits.

O516 Jazz Arranging 1 (2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Scoring for jazz instruments in various ensembles.

O517 Jazz Arranging 2 (2cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Arranging for various combinations of instruments in different jazz styles.

O521 Jazz Improvisation 1 (3 cr.) Introduction to jazz improvisation. Chord/scale relationships, generic melodic patterns, standard harmonic patterns, tune learning.

O522 Jazz Improvisation 2 (3 cr.) P: O521 Jazz Improvisation 1 or permission of instructor. Theory and technique of Bebop. Theory and techniques of jazz improvisation with an emphasis on the vocabulary, style, and repertoire of the jazz common practice period (ca. 1940-1955).

O523 Jazz Improvisation 3 (3 cr.) P: O521- O522 Jazz Improvisation 1 and 2 or permission of instructor. Modern concepts since 1955. Theory and techniques of jazz improvisation with an emphasis on the vocabulary, style, and repertoire of jazz since 1958.

O524 Jazz Improvisation 4 (3 cr.) P: O521 Jazz Improvisation 1 or permission of instructor. Tune learning. Various approaches to facilitate learning jazz tunes in blues, rhythm, and standards categories among others. Study of commonalities and differences among tunes.

O525 Rhythm Section Literature and Performance Practice (2 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. Jazz, Latin and Rock repertory studied in light of historical rhythm section performance as well as modern applications. Issues of performance, arranging, composition, instrumentation and output of various important jazz composers, arrangers, and performers. Open to jazz majors.

O800 Jazz performance (2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Open to graduate jazz majors. Individual instruction in jazz performance.

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Opera

R241 Introduction to Musical Theater (2 cr.) P: Sophomore standing. Concepts of musical theater (musical comedy, operetta, and opera). Stage terminology, direction, and technology. Rehearsal techniques.

R300 Scenic Design for Opera (3 cr.) Applied study and practice of scenic drawing, drawing from nature, and architectural design. Five hours of studio class per week.

R301 Advanced Scenic Design for Opera (3 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. The practice and study of opera and ballet scenic design techniques, including research and analysis, floor plan drafting, model construction, and rendering techniques.

R320 Workshop in Scenic Technique (3 cr.) Study and practice of opera scene construction, painting, lighting, costumes, and makeup. Five hours of studio class and eight hours of laboratory per week.

R325 Opera/Ballet Costume Construction I(3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Techniques of costume construction, including pattern and fabric selection, cutting, draping, sewing, decoration, and fitting.

R326 Opera/Ballet Costume Construction II (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Continuation of R325 Opera/Ballet Costume Construction I.

R330 Seminar in History of Stage Design and Architecture (2 cr.) History of stage design and architecture from Greek theater to the present. Three hours of studio class per week.

R391 Principles of Acting in Opera (2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Basic techniques for the singing actor. Movement, use of body language, use of props, techniques of interpretation, and analysis of text and music.

R392 Dramatic Coaching (2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Development of role interpretation individually and in groups with an emphasis on the integration of musical and acting values.

R400 Undergraduate Readings in Opera (cr. arr.)*

R451 Problems of Opera Production (3 cr.) Choosing repertory, securing materials, translation, budget planning, and promotion.

R452 Styles in Opera Acting (3 cr.) Advanced survey and practice of styles of operatic acting according to historical period and national characteristics.

R453 Project in Opera Stage Direction (1 cr.)* Actual staging for public performance of a one-act opera with piano accompaniment and minimal decor.

R463 Individual Projects in Opera Stage Design (1 cr.)* Complete design and execution of a one- or two-scene opera production.

R464 Individual Project in Opera Technical Direction (1 cr.)* Complete technical direction of a one- or two-scene opera production.

R471-R472 Opera Workshop I-II (3-3 cr.) Technical and performing aspects of the production of light and grand opera as they pertain to singing actors and ensembles.

R491-R492 Dramatic Coaching III-IV (2-2 cr.) P: R391 Principles of Acting in Opera and R392 Dramatic Coaching. Instruction in portrayal of individual operatic roles.

R493 Vocal Styles in Opera (2 cr.) Exploration of vocal styles and performance practices in opera from Gluck to the present.

R502 Stage Management (1 cr.) Survey of the duties and responsibilities of the stage manager in opera. The student is expected to serve as stage manager for at least one of the productions of the IU Opera Theater. Preparation of the production book is emphasized.

R503 Seminar in Opera Production Project (2 cr.) A guided study of research and preparation for an opera that the student director will attempt to realize on the stage.

R504 Opera Production Project (1 cr.) Staging of a one-act opera or its equivalent and submission of the director’s prepared prompt book.

R505 Opera Stage Direction Technique I (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Basic language and analytical technique for interpreting operatic scores. Techniques for organization and producing works of music theatre. Written analysis of scenes, practice in staging scene projects.

R506 Opera Stage Direction Technique II (3 cr.) P: R505 Opera Stage Direction Technique I. Basic language and analytical technique for interpreting operatic scores. Techniques for organization and producing works of music theatre. Written analysis of scenes, practice in staging scene projects.

R507 Opera Stage Direction Technique III (3 cr.) P: R505 Opera Stage Direction Technique I and R506 Opera Stage Direction Technique II. Basic language and analytical technique for interpreting operatic scores. Techniques for organization and producing works of music theatre. Written analysis of scenes, practice in staging scene projects.

R508 Opera Stage Direction Technique IV (3 cr.) P: R505 Opera Stage Direction Technique I, R506 Opera Stage Direction Technique II, and R507 Opera Stage Direction Technique III. Basic language and analytical technique for interpreting operatic scores. Techniques for organization and producing works of music theatre. Written analysis of scenes, practice in staging scene projects.

R510 Graduate Project in Scene Design for Musical Production (4 cr.) Complete design for one opera or ballet production including sketches for scenery, costumes, props, makeup, floor plans, working drawings, etc.

R512 Advanced Scene Painting Laboratory Project (4 cr.) Applied techniques in the execution of the scenery painting for one complete musical production as assigned.

R514 Graduate Seminar in History of Stage Design and Architecture (2 cr.) Detailed examination of the history of stage design and architectural styles from Greek theater to the present. Three hours of studio class per week and individual research projects as assigned.

R515 Graduate Technical Direction (2 cr.) Technical direction for one complete musical production, including setup scheduling, cue sheets, and working plots.

R516 Graduate Lighting Design (2 cr.) Lighting design and execution for one complete musical production.

R517 Graduate Stage Management (1 cr.) Complete execution of stage management for a musical production.

R518 Graduate Stage Direction for Designers (1 cr.) The student assists the stage director in regard to rehearsal techniques, prompt book preparation, and production planning for one musical production.

R571-R572 Opera Workshop (3-3 cr.)

R581 Advanced Opera Skills I(3 cr.) The development of techniques needed for performance on the operatic stage: movement, acting, character analysis, pantomime, and scene study. Required for singers in the Professional Opera Studies Performer Diploma. Open to others, with the permission of the instructor, to a maximum of 20 students.

R582 Advanced Opera Skills II(3 cr.) The development of additional techniques needed for performance on the operatic stage: period movement and dance, improvisation, mask work, and scene study, including trios and larger ensembles. Required for singers in the Professional Opera Studies Performer Diploma. Open to others, with the permission of the instructor, to a maximum of 20 students.

R589 Physical Alignment in Singing (2 cr.) Hands-on work on the relationship between the mental, skeletal, and muscular systems of the body and efficient movement, posture, breath, and resonance. Required for singers in the Professional Opera Performer Diploma. Open to others with the permission of the instructor. May be repeated.

R591 Principles of Acting in Opera (2 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Basic techniques for the singing actor. Movement, use of body language, use of props, techniques of interpretation, and analysis of text and music.

R592 Dramatic Coaching (1 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Development of role interpretation individually and in groups with an emphasis on the integration of musical and acting values.

R600 Opera Roles (0 cr.)* For Master of Music voice majors with consent of voice faculty to substitute an opera role for the second recital requirement.

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Music Theory

Semesters when certain courses are usually offered are indicated “fall,” “spring,” and “summer.” Check the most recent schedule information to confirm availability.

T109 Rudiments of Music I(3 cr.) Fundamentals of notation, ear training, and music reading. Melody and beginning harmony. A grade of C or higher is required. (fall, spring)

T132 Musical Skills I(1 cr.) P: T109 Rudiments of Music I or equivalent, and T151 Music Theory and Literature I or permission of instructor; music majors only. It is strongly recommended that this course be taken concurrently with T152 Music Theory and Literature II. Diatonic melody and harmony; two-part counterpoint. Aural skills, music reading, and keyboard. A grade of C or higher is required. (fall, spring)

T151 Music Theory and Literature I(3 cr.) P: T109 Rudiments of Music I with grade of C or higher or equivalent, score of 50-69 percent on Basic Musicianship Test and concurrent enrollment in T109 Rudiments of Music I, or consent of instructor. Introduction to the literature and analysis of music. Introduction to diatonic harmony. (fall)

T152 Music Theory and Literature II(3 cr.) P: Either T151 Music Theory and Literature I (minimum grade D–) and T109 Rudiments of Music I (minimum grade C), or a grade of C or better in T151 (without the T109 requirement). Diatonic harmony continued, and introduction to chromatic harmony. Two-voice counterpoint and study of small forms. (spring)

T231 Musical Skills II(1 cr.) P: T109 Rudiments of Music I or equivalent; T132 Musical Skills I; music majors only. It is strongly recommended that this course be taken concurrently with T251 Music Theory and Literature III. Melody, harmony, and counterpoint continued; some chromaticism. Aural skills, music reading, and keyboard. A grade of C or higher is required. (fall, spring)

T232 Musical Skills III (1 cr.) P: T109 Rudiments of Music I or equivalent; T132-T231 Musical Skills I-II; music majors only. It is strongly recommended that this course be taken concurrently with T252 Music Theory and Literature IV. Chromatic melody and harmony. Aural skills, music reading, and keyboard. A grade of C or higher is required. (fall, spring, summer)

T251 Music Theory and Literature III (3 cr.) P: T151-T152 Music Theory and Literature I-II; music majors only. Study of music from the late sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, with an emphasis on counterpoint, harmony, and form. (fall)

T252 Music Theory and Literature IV (3 cr.) P: T151-T152-T251/T261 Music Theory and Literature I-II-III. Study of music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on advanced harmonic procedures and analysis of larger forms. (spring)

T261 Music Theory and Literature III (3 cr.) Honors equivalent of T251. P: T151-T152 Music Theory and Literature I-II; music majors only. Study of music from the late sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, with an emphasis on counterpoint, harmony, and form. (fall)

T262 Music Theory and Literature IV (3 cr.) Honors equivalent of T252. P: T151-T152- T251/T261 Music Theory and Literature I-II-III. Study of music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on advanced harmonic procedures and analysis of larger forms. (spring)

T331 Musical Skills IV (1 cr.) P: T109 Rudiments of Music I or equivalent; T132- T231-T232 Musical Skills I-II-III; music majors only. It is strongly recommended that this course be taken concurrently with T351 Music Theory and Literature V. Twentieth-century materials. A grade of C or higher is required. (fall, spring, summer)

T351 Music Theory and Literature V (3 cr.) P: T151-T152-T251/T261-T252/T262 Music Theory and Literature I-II-III-IV. Study of music from the early twentieth century to the present; new compositional and analytical procedures. (fall, spring, summer)

T400 Undergraduate Readings in Music Theory (cr. arr.) Independent study on a topic approved by the Department of Music Theory prior to enrollment in the course.

T410 Topics in Music Theory (3 cr.) P: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Study of selected compositions of a particular composer, historical period, or genre. Emphasis on music and its relation to theoretical and compositional ideas. May be repeated for different topics.

T412 Advanced Aural and Keyboard Techniques (3 cr.) P: T232 Musical Skills III and T252/T262 Music Theory and Literature IV, or consent of instructor. Listening in context to music of various style periods. Keyboard skills (e.g., figured bass, harmonization, and score reading).

T416 Counterpoint: Variable Topics (3 cr.) P: T232 Musical Skills III and T252/T262 Music Theory and Literature IV. The techniques of counterpoint with an emphasis on a particular style, such as that of the sixteenth or eighteenth century.

T417 Analysis of Tonal Music (3 cr.) P: T232 Musical Skills III and T252/T262 Music Theory and Literature IV. Analytical techniques for the study of tonal music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

T418 Music and Ideas (3 cr.) P: Junior standing or consent of instructor. An introduction to the philosophy of music and the history and problems of musical aesthetics.

T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students (3 cr.) Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the Graduate Music Theory Entering Proficiency Examination. Part writing, form, and harmonization. Removal of deficiency requires a grade of C or higher. If T511 Aural Music Theory Review for Graduate Students is also required, T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students should be taken first. (fall, summer)

T509 Sight-Singing Review for Graduate Students (3 cr.) Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the Graduate Music Theory Entering Proficiency Examination. Music reading involving intervals, scales, chord outlines, rhythm patterns, and meter through solo and ensemble singing. Removal of reading deficiency requires a grade of C or higher. (fall of each year, summer of odd-numbered years)

T511 Aural Music Theory Review for Graduate Students (3 cr.) Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the Graduate Music Theory Entering Proficiency Examination. Removal of deficiency requires a grade of D or higher. If T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students is also required, it should be taken before T511 Aural Music Theory Review for Graduate Students. (spring of each year, summer of even-numbered years)

T545 Introductory Analysis of Music Literature (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students and M541-M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students I­II, or equivalent. Basic techniques of analysis applied to a selection of music literature emphasizing works from the seventeenth century through the early twentieth century. (fall, spring)

T550 Readings in Music Theory (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students or equivalent. Introduction to the discipline of music theory: objectives, issues, trends, methods, resources, and literature. (spring)

T551 Analytical Techniques for Tonal Music (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students or equivalent. In-depth analysis of common-practice repertoire through multiple techniques, including the study both of pitch and of rhythm. (fall)

T555 Schenkerian Analysis (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students or equivalent and consent of instructor. Develops skill in applying Heinrich Schenker’s analytic method for tonal music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (spring)

T556 Analysis of Music Since 1900 (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students or equivalent. Analytical techniques for music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. (fall)

T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for different topics.

T565 Stylistic Counterpoint: Variable Topics (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students or equivalent. Analysis of, and composition in, the contrapuntal style of a given period, e.g., J. S. Bach and his contemporaries, the sixteenth-century sacred style, the romantic period. May be repeated for different topics. (fall)

T591 Teaching of Music Theory (3 cr.) P: T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students or equivalent. Comparative analysis of teaching techniques, procedures, and materials, with practical application. (spring, summer)

T599 Master’s Degree Comprehensive Review (0 cr.) Review of a portfolio assembled from master’s course work. Taken in the final semester of study. (fall, spring)

T619 Projects and Problems in Music Theory (cr. arr.) P: Consent of music theory department. Investigation and research in the field of music theory designed to meet individual needs of graduate students.

T623-T624 History of Music Theory I-II (3-3 cr.) I. Musical systems of antiquity; modal, rhythmic, and contrapuntal music theory to 1600. (fall of odd-numbered years) II. Music theory from 1600 through the mid-twentieth century.(spring of even-numbered years)

T658 Seminar in Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr.) May be repeated for different topics only. (fall, spring)

T659 Public Lecture (0 cr.)* Formal presentation to the public of a research paper.

T700 Dissertation in Music Theory (cr. arr.)*

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