Music-Music Theory (MUS_THRY)

MUS_THRY 1210: Introduction to Computer Technology and Music

Introduces Finale, music engraving and playback software, and introduces sequencing and other software applications that may impact students while they are in school and as professional musicians.

Credit Hours: 2


MUS_THRY 1213: Introduction to Music Theory

Introduction to music notation and to rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and structural elements of music. Emphasis on written skills, but ear training, sight singing, and keyboard components included as well. Graded on A/F basis only.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: consent required. Placement by exam


MUS_THRY 1220: Syntax, Structure and Style of Music I

Review of fundamentals. Study of rhythm, melody, harmonic, structure and stylistic characteristics of various periods. Application through original composition projects. Prerequisites: none for Music majors; others: instructor's consent.

Credit Hours: 2


MUS_THRY 1221: Syntax, Structure and Style of Music II

Continuation of MUS_THRY 1220. Study of smaller forms and introduction to chromatic harmony.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 1220


MUS_THRY 1230: Aural Training and Sight Singing I

Development of aural and sight singing skills.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites or Corequisites: MUS_THRY 1220


MUS_THRY 1231: Aural Training and Sight Singing II

Continuation of MUS_THRY 1230.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites or Corequisites: MUS_THRY 1221
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 1230


MUS_THRY 2215: Composition I

Fundamentals of composition and writing in small forms.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: grade of B- or better in MUS_THRY 1220, MUS_THRY 1221, MUS_THRY 1230, MUS_THRY 1231, and instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 2216: Composition II

Continuation of MUS_THRY 2215.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2215


MUS_THRY 2220: Syntax, Structure and Style of Music III

Chromatic harmony, variation techniques and contrapuntal genres. Study of traditional forms in instrumental, vocal and choral compositions. Applications through original composition projects.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 1221


MUS_THRY 2221: Syntax, Structure and Style of Music IV

Continued study of chromatic harmony and compositions in larger forms. Application through original composition projects.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2220


MUS_THRY 2230: Aural Training and Sight Singing III

Continuation of MUS_THRY 1231. Further development of aural and sight singing skills with an emphasis on chromatic harmony and decorative pitches. Introduction of structural perception.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 1231 and MUS_THRY 2220 or MUS_THRY 2220 concurrently


MUS_THRY 2231: Aural Training and Sight Singing IV

Continuation MUS_THRY 2230.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites or Corequisites: MUS_THRY 2221
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2230


MUS_THRY 3215: Composition III

Further development of creative writing in traditional forms.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2216


MUS_THRY 3216: Composition IV

Continuation of MUS_THRY 3215.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 3215


MUS_THRY 4210: Jazz Harmony and Arranging I

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7210). Study of basic melodic and harmonic materials commonly used in jazz. Application through arranging projects for small jazz groups.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: MUSIC_NM 1211 or MUS_THRY 1220; instructor's consent required


MUS_THRY 4211: Jazz Harmony and Arranging II

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7211). Continuation of MUS_THRY 4210. Study of advanced melodic and harmonic materials commonly used in jazz. Application through arranging projects for small and large jazz groups.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: MUS_THRY 4210; instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 4212: Jazz Theory I

Comprehensive study of the grammar and syntax of jazz harmony.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUSIC_NM 1211 or MUS_THRY 1220


MUS_THRY 4213: Jazz Theory 2

Continuation of MUS_THRY 4212.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 4212


MUS_THRY 4215: Composition V

Writing of works in larger forms for a solo instrument or chamber ensemble.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 3216


MUS_THRY 4216: Composition VI

Continuation of MUS_THRY 4215. May be repeated for additional credit.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 4215


MUS_THRY 4220: 20th Century Composition Techniques

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7220). The study and application of analytical procedures to 20th century music literature. Special readings; individual projects.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4221: Analysis of Music

An analytical study of rhythmic, melodic, harmonic and structural aspects of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century music.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221 or equivalent


MUS_THRY 4222: Computer Technology and Music

The introduction of music software for educational and professional use. Music notation software will be learned. Sequencing software will be studied in depth. Hands-on experience with Macintosh computers, multi-timbral synthesizers and various CD-ROMS.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 4220


MUS_THRY 4223: Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7223). Study of contrapuntal procedures and representative works of the eighteenth century. Emphasis on compositions and style of Johann Sebastian Bach. Original composition projects: canon, invention, and fugue.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4225: Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7225). Analysis of contrapuntal procedures and representative compositions of 16th century. Emphasis on styles of Palestrina, Lassus and Victoria. Stylistic writing in two, three or more voices.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4227: Orchestration

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7227). Study of orchestral instruments and the process of scoring for various orchestral combinations.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4229: Band Arranging

Transcription, scoring of solo and ensemble literature for band instrument combinations of varying sizes up to and including concert band.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4230: Choral Arranging

Transcription and arrangement of music suitable for performance by various vocal ensembles.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4231: Schenkerian Analysis

Techniques of musical analysis developed by Heinrich Schenker.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4232: Rhythmic Analysis of Tonal Music

Introduction to rhythmic analysis, including context of current thinking, basic concepts, various approaches, selected topics, performance issues, and particular problems.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4233: Acoustics of Music

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7233). The study of tuning systems and the properties, production and reception of musical sound.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 4241: Advanced Schenkerian Analysis

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7241). Continuation of MUS_THRY 4231, with a focus on the analysis of complete works, including larger forms.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Grade of C-minus or better in MUS_THRY 4231, or equivalent at another institution


MUS_THRY 4245: Introduction to Electronic Music

Techniques used in the creation of music with tape recorders, voltage-controlled synthesizers and electronics.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 4220


MUS_THRY 4247: Introduction to Digital Synthesis

Introduction to the techniques of digital synthesis, including the study of programming, and Musical Instrument Digital Interfacing.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 4250: Analysis of Musical Styles

Analytical study of specific rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and structural factors which constitute the stylistic practices of a specific period or MUS_THRY 4221 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent.

Credit Hours: 2


MUS_THRY 4252: Keyboard Harmony and Score Reading

Study of idiomatic chord progressions and harmonization strategies at the keyboard, including figured bass, score reading, and score playing. Skills are reinforce by analysis, both at sight and prepared.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221; instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 4267: Advanced Orchestration I

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7267). Transcription for full orchestra of large works from different style periods. Scoring of original works for orchestra. Seminar, private lessons.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 4227


MUS_THRY 4268: Advanced Orchestration II

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 7268). Survey of original works for orchestra.

Credit Hours: 2


MUS_THRY 4271: Pedagogy of Music Theory I

Techniques and materials for teaching basic music theory courses for high schools and colleges.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4272: Pedagogy of Music Theory II

Techniques and materials for advanced college courses in music theory.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 4271


MUS_THRY 4284: Contemporary Analytical Techniques

Study and application of various analytical systems for 20th century compositions. Analysis of music employing contemporary theories.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MUS_THRY 2221


MUS_THRY 4299: Graduate Theory Review

Review of music theory for graduate students in music. Does not fulfill graduate degree requirements. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7210: Advanced Jazz Harmony and Arranging I

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4210). Study of basic melodic and harmonic materials commonly used in jazz. Application through arranging projects for small jazz groups.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7211: Advanced Jazz Harmony and Arranging II

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4211). Continuation of MUS_THRY 7210. Study of advanced melodic and harmonic materials commonly used in jazz. Application through arranging projects for small and large groups.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7215: Composition I

Fundamentals of Composition: Writing in small forms. For non-composition graduate students in music.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7216: Composition II

Continuation of MUS_THRY 7215.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: MUS_THRY 7215


MUS_THRY 7220: 20th Century Composition Techniques

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4220). Graduate review in the study and application of analytical procedures to 20th century music literature. Special readings; individual projects.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7221: Analysis of Music

Graduate review in the analytical study of rhythmic, melodic, harmonic and structural aspects of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century music.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7222: Computer Technology and Music

Graduate-level introduction of music software for educational and professional use. Music notation software will be learned. Sequencing software will be studied in depth. Hands-on experience with Macintosh computers, multiptimbral synthesizers and various CD-ROMS.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7223: Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4223). Advanced study of contrapuntal procedures and representative works of the eighteenth century. Emphasis on compositions and style of Johann Sebastian Bach. Original composition projects: canon, invention, and fugue. Prerequisites: instructor's consent

Credit Hours: 3


MUS_THRY 7225: Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4225). Advanced analysis of contrapuntal procedures and representative compositions of 16th century. Emphasis on styles of Palestrina, Lassus and Victoria. Stylistic writing in two, three or more voices.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7227: Advanced Orchestration

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4227). Study of orchestral instruments and the process of scoring for various orchestral combinations.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7229: Band Arranging

Advanced transcription, scoring of solo and ensemble literature for band instrument combinations of varying sizes up to and including concert band.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7230: Choral Arranging

Advanced transcription and arrangement of music suitable for performance by various vocal ensembles.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7231: Schenkerian Analysis

Advanced techniques of musical analysis developed by Heinrich Schenker.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7232: Rhythmic Analysis of Tonal Music

Advanced study of rhythmic analysis, including context of current thinking, basic concepts, various approaches, selected topics, performance issues, and particular problems.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7233: Acoustics of Music

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4233). Advanced study of tuning systems and the properties, production and reception of musical sound.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7241: Advanced Schenkerian Analysis

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4241). Continuation of MUS_THRY 7231, with a focus on the analysis of complete works, including larger forms.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Grade of C-minus or better in MUS_THRY 4231 or MUS_THRY 7231, or equivalent at another institution


MUS_THRY 7245: Introduction to Electronic Music

Advanced techniques used in the creation of music with tape recorders, voltage-controlled synthesizers and electronics.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7247: Introduction to Digital Synthesis

Graduate-level introduction to the techniques of digital synthesis, including the study of programming, and Musical Instrument Digital Interfacing.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7250: Analysis of Musical Styles

Advanced analytical study of specific rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and structural factors which constitute the stylistic practices of a specific period or composer. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7252: Keyboard Harmony and Score Reading

Study of idiomatic chord progressions and harmonization strategies at the keyboard, including figured bass, score reading, and score playing. Skills are reinforce by analysis, both at sight and prepared.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: demonstrable keyboard proficiency at level of Bach invention; instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7267: Advanced Orchestration I

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4267). Advanced transcription for full orchestra of large works from different style periods. Scoring of original works for orchestra. Seminar, private lessons.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: MUS_THRY 7227 or instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7268: Advanced Orchestration II

(cross-leveled with MUS_THRY 4268). Survey of original works for orchestra.

Credit Hours: 2


MUS_THRY 7271: Pedagogy of Music Theory I

Advanced techniques and materials for teaching basic music theory courses for high schools and colleges.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 7272: Pedagogy of Music Theory II

Advance techniques and materials for advanced college courses in music theory.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: MUS_THRY 7271


MUS_THRY 7284: Contemporary Analytical Techniques

Advanced study and application of various analytical systems for 20th century compositions. Analysis of music employing contemporary theories.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


MUS_THRY 8215: Composition VII

Intensive work in larger forms. Seminar, private lessons. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent