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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

MU353 Tonal Counterpoint (2)

A study of and practice in the materials and methods

of polyphonic harmony. Primary stress is placed on

the practices of the 18th century.

Prerequisite: MU242.

MU354 Introduction to Audio Editing,

Pro Tools II (3)

(Pro-Tools II) The study of Sound Editing

techniques using Digital Audio Workstations

(DAWs) like Pro Tools as it applies to Modern Media:

Film, Television, Radio, etc.

Prerequisite: MU251.

MU355 Introduction to Audio Mixing,

Pro Tools III (3)

(Pro Tools III) The study of sound mixing techniques

using DAWs like Pro Tools as it applies to Modern

Media: Film, Television, Radio, Music, etc.

Prerequisite:

MU354.

MU356 Teaching Piano Internship I (1.5)

This course offers students an opportunity to observe

a weekly 45-minute group piano class of beginning

level students and to teach a private piano lesson with

supervision. Weekly meetings address topics such as

lesson planning, promoting parent/teacher/student

relationships, and organizing recitals and other

performance opportunities.

Corequisite with MU386,

Prerequisite: MU385.

MU360/160 Individual Instruction (1-2)

Private lessons in performance (for areas see

MU160). One half-hour lesson per week for 1 unit.

This 360 course number applies to students who

have completed at least 4 semesters of individual

instruction. May be repeated for credit.

All music

majors must also register for MU390 Performance Practicum.

MU374 Functional Keyboard Skills (2)

Designed to give the advanced keyboard student

greater fluency in the arts of sight-reading,

improvisation and accompanying.

MU380H Advanced Handbell Ensemble (1)

Open to all students by audition. May be repeated

for credit.

MU385 Piano Pedagogy I (2)

An introduction to teaching beginning level piano

lessons, including a summary of methods with practi-

cal direction on the administration of a piano studio.

This course highlights the observation and discus-

sion of beginning level piano teaching.

Prerequisites:

MU141A and MU142A.

MU386 Piano Pedagogy II (2)

An introduction to teaching Intermediate level piano

lessons, including an overview of available materi-

als and an introduction to leveling repertoire. This

course highlights the observation and discussion of

intermediate level piano teaching.

Prerequisite: MU385.

MU390 Performance Practicum (0)

Weekly or bi-weekly meetings involving student

performances in recital or studio settings. Provides a

time for combined performances (vocalists, pianists

& instrumentalists) and acquaints the student with

a breadth of literature beyond his/her own study.

Allows the opportunity for faculty and students to

critique performances in a wide variety of efficient

and encouraging ways. Required of all music majors

every semester.

MU393 Music History & Literature I (3)

A study of the history and literature of Western

music from ancient times through the Baroque

period.

MU394 Music History & Literature II (3)

A study of the history and literature of Western

music from the classical period through the Modern

period.

MU396 World Music (3)

A multi-disciplinary study of peoples around the

world and their music. Identifies various people

groups geographically and culturally and defines

the role of music in their religion, daily lives, and

history. Introduces indigenous musical instruments,

performance practices, and a visit to a non-Western

musical instrument museum. Includes attendance

requirement at ethnic (non-Western) music

concerts.

Satisfies 3 units of the cross-cultural requirement.

MU404 Recording Techniques (3)

Live recording and studio recording techniques.

Pre-

requisite: MU251.

MU406 Popular Music Since 1900 (3)

A survey of popular music from 1900 to the present,