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* = Online classes  - offered 100% online

(H) = Hybrid class - 51% online/ 49% face-to-face.  These classes may require students to come to the Denton campus for some scheduled meetings.

A maximum of 1/3 of credits may consist of music ensemble and/or private lessons (i.e., maximum of 4 credits for the 12-credit BGS concentration, or maximum of 6 credits for the 18-credit BGS concentration.)

Permission of instructor required for BGS students for all courses except core curriculum courses MU 3703 and 3713 and other music courses MU 3502 and MU 3623.

MU 3302. Guitar Class.

Fundamentals of functional guitar performance which include primary and secondary chords in eight keys, strumming and picking patterns, and techniques for accompanying singing. Two laboratory hours per week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 3313. Music History I.

Survey of music history and literature from antiquity to the 1750s. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

MU 3323. Music History II.

Continuation of MU 3313. Survey of music history and literature from 1750 to the present day. Three hours of lecture a week. Credit: Three hours.

MU 3402. Vocal Literature.

A historic survey of standard vocal literature, specifically art songs from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 3432. Secondary Music I.

Course will explore broad topics related to music programs in junior high/middle schools and high schools. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 3442. English, Italian, and Latin Diction.

Articulation and pronunciation competencies for singing in English, Italian, and Latin languages, focusing on sounds and symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet and rules for singing diction. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 3452. French and German Diction.

Articulation and pronunciation competencies for singing in French and German languages, focusing on sounds and symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and rules for singing diction. Prerequisite: Knowledge of the IPA. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 3473. Piano Literature.

Survey of piano literature from the Baroque through the present. Review of historical contexts, styles and analysis of traditional piano repertoire. Prerequisite: MU 2533 Music Theory IV. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

MU 3483. Piano Pedagogy.

Introduction to piano teaching techniques. Review of practical teaching strategies, commonly used teaching methods, practice teaching, observation, and learning styles. Prerequisite: MU 2031 or MU 2032 Piano. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

MU 3492. Vocal Pedagogy.

Discussion of general vocal problems in individuals and groups and investigation of various methods of overcoming these problems. Evacuation of good vocal technique. Special vocal problems of children and adolescents, in particular the boy’s changing voice. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One lecture and one laboratory hour a week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 3502. Voice Class.

Fundamentals of vocal technique presented in group situation. Basic concepts of phonation, vowels, breathing, posture, and stage presence. Two laboratory hours per week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 3542. Conducting I.

Laboratory class offering the fundamentals of beat patterns, attacks, releases, and fermatas on all beats and parts of beats. Methods of cueing, changing tempo, meter and dynamics, music terminology, and basic score reading will be mastered. Prerequisite: MU 2531. One lecture hour and two laboratory hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 3632. Essentials of Music.

Teaching music in the elementary school. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 3703. Women in Music.

An examination of music from the historical, cultural, and contemporary perspectives of women. Topics will include women as composers and performers, and the cultural values that have affected women’s participation in musical life. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

MU 3713. Music and World Cultures.

Study of the elements and functions of music, with an emphasis on the anthropology of music and on multi-cultural awareness. Includes description and comparison of contemporary music, both indigenous to non-Western cultures and to American popular culture. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

MU 3823. Elementary Music Content.

Study of music content specific to the elementary school. Survey of folk music literature. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 4512. Instrumental Arranging.

Detailed study of characteristics of all instruments and scoring problems involved in mixed ensembles. Prerequisite: MU 2523 and 2533. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

MU 4633. Psychology of Music I.

A study of the acoustical and psychophysical foundation of music with emphasis on the perception of and responses to musical stimuli. Additional topics include musical ability, musical preferences, and functional music. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of the instructor. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

MU 4643. Psychology of Music II.

An overview of music therapy research techniques with emphasis on quantitative research methodologies. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission from instructor. Three lecture hours per week. Credit: Three hours.

MU 4723. Seventeenth – and Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint.

Studies and applied techniques in the contrapuntal methods of the 1600s and 1700s. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

 

Ensemble and Private Lessons – audition required

MU 3541. Instrumental Ensemble.

Training in ensemble and orchestral playing for students who sight-read and are proficient in orchestral and band instruments. Three to five hours of rehearsal a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

MU 3551. Concert Choir.

A selected choir singing music written for women’s voices drawn from the major periods of music. Open by audition to both majors and non-majors. May be repeated for credit. Three to five rehearsal hours per week. Credit: One hour.

MU 3571. Jazz Lab Ensemble.

Stage and dance instrumental organization for training in the field of popular music and jazz. Prerequisite: Selection by the director. Three to five rehearsal hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

MU 3581. Chamber Music.

Designed for students whose major applied instrument is strings, piano, woodwinds, and brass, who will learn and perform standard chamber music literature and who will listen to and become thoroughly familiar with the entire range of classical, romantic, and contemporary chamber music. Prerequisite: Permission of instruction. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: One hour.

MU 3591. Vocal Ensemble.

Selected opera workshop or music theatre ensemble or mixed vocal ensemble. Prerequisite: Audition. Three to five rehearsal hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

MU 4000. Private Lessons.

Advanced private music study. Prerequisite: Permission from instructor. Permission of department chair for non-music majors and music majors on a secondary instrument. One hour a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: Two hours.

 

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