The Department of Music offers numerous opportunities to students to engage music study critically and in a supportive environment. This includes private lessons, participation in ensembles and classes. Classes include the following:
MUSC 101 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC OF THE WESTERN
HERITAGE (3) Masterworks of European and American art
music from the perspective of contemporary society through
lecture, listening and discussion.
MUSC 105 MUSIC THEORY FOR NON-MAJORS (3) Theoretical
concepts through practical experiences with notation,
meter, scales, intervals and chord structures. Open to nonmajors
and Music minors. Lab/Class fee will be assessed.
MUSC 111 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN THE U.S. (3) Traditional,
popular and classical music in the U.S. from the
colonial period to the present.
MUSC 112 WORLD MUSIC: THE AMERICAS, AFRICA AND
WEST EUROPE (3) Traditional and popular music in the
Americas, Africa and West Europe. Different functions
and meanings of music in various societies.
MUSC 113 WORLD MUSIC: EASTERN EUROPE AND ASIA (3)
Traditional and popular music in East Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Different functions and meanings of music in various societies.
GenEd II.D or Core: Global Perspectives.
MUSC 114 MUSIC, TECHOLOGY, AND CULTURE (3) The role
of technology in helping to shape the development of music and culture
from the late 19th century onward. Core: Arts & Humanities or GenEd II.B.3.
MUSC 116 SONGWRITING AND BASIC MUSIC COMPOSITION
FOR NON-MAJORS (3) Develop techniques of basic music composition
utilizing software that supports songwriting and audio production. Soundtrack,
Pop, Folk, Hip Hop, and R&B songwriting genres. GenEd I.E or Core:
Creativity & Creative Development. Lab/Class fee will be assessed.
MUSC 123 JAZZ HISTORY FOR NON-MAJORS (3) Stylistic
survey of major currents in the history of jazz. Explores
importance of this musical tradition in American culture.
MUSC 125 HONORS JAZZ HISTORY FOR NON-MAJORS (3)
An examination of major currents in the history of jazz.
Explores the importance of this musical tradition in American
culture through discussion, analysis, listening and
independent study. Honors College Course.
MUSC 127 ELEMENTS AND HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC (3)
Contributions to rock music through basic musical
MUSC 205 WOMEN IN WESTERN MUSIC (3) Roles and
contributions of women composers and performers from
ancient Greece to contemporary American society.
MUSC 206 CREATIVE MUSIC INSTRUMENT AND SYSTEM
PROGRAMMING (3) An introduction to specialized music
programming languages with applications in developing
musical performance instruments or sound installation
works. No prior programming experience is required.
MUSC 350 MUSIC INDUSTRY: LIVE PERFORMANCE (3)
A survey of the music business focusing on songwriting, publishing,
copyright, licensing, agents, managers, artist contracts, unions,
concerts, musical theatre, arts administration and music products.
Prerequisite: junior standing or department consent.
MUSC 355 ETHICAL ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES IN
MUSIC (3) Issues, dilemmas, and legalities encountered in defining,
creating, distributing, and accessing music with special attention
given to digital formats. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and
ENGL 102. Core: Ethical Issues & Perspectives.
MUSC 382 RECORDING TECHNIQUES I (3) A course in
recording techniques involving the history, concepts, and mechanics
of the recording process. In-class technical labs, tutorials, and
hands-on recording sessions will contribute to the development of
core technical and aesthetic skills. Several class meetings will
consist of recording sessions in the Music Department recording
studio. Prerequisites: EMF 265, or MUSC 287, or department
consent. Lab/Class fee will be assessed.
MUSC 450 MUSIC INDUSTRY: RECORDING AND DIGITAL
MEDIA (3) A survey of the music business focusing on record production,
labels, promotion, distribution and marketing and on music in radio,
television, videos, advertising, movies, games and production libraries.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or department consent.
MUSC 482 RECORDING TECHNIQUES II (3) Advanced
subjects in audio engineering: ProTools, recording and mixing in
surround sound, advanced MIDI applications and professional
mastering techniques. Includes regular studio work.
Prerequisite: MUSC 382 or department consent. Lab/Class fee
will be assessed.
For more information on classes, private lessons or ensembles, contact Mary Ann Criss.