Offered by Department of Music and Performing Arts
College of Fine Arts and Humanities

MUS Courses

MUS 98 - Fundamentals of Music - 1 hour
Prereq: none
An introduction to the basic rudiments and skills of music theory for those with little or no background in music. Develops both written and aural skills in basic notation, scales, key signatures, intervals and triads.
 
MUS 100GS - Music Appreciation - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A survey of music in its basic concepts covering a broad spectrum of world styles and eras.
MUS 101GS - American Musical Theatre - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A survey of the history and development of musical theatre in America from 1800's to present. Examination of significant works, their composers and lyricists, from stage and movie musicals.
MUS 103 - University Band - 1 hour
Prereq: none
An instrumental performance group open to all university students with high school band experience. Marching, concerts, and tours.
MUS 104 - Symphonic Band - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Large ensemble of brass, wind and percussion instruments performing the best of symphonic band literature. Open to entire university community.
MUS 105 - Wind Ensemble - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Select instrumental ensemble open to entire university community through audition.
MUS 106GS - Introduction to Jazz and Blues - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A survey of the musical styles of jazz and blues from the 1800s to the 1990s through lecture, readings, recordings, concerts, and audiovisual presentations. These indigenous American musical forms are examined from both a musical and cultural vantage point.
MUS 107GS - Introduction to Rock and Blues - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A survey of the musical styles of rock and blues from the 1800s to the 1990s through lecture, readings, recordings, concerts, and audiovisual presentations. These indigenous American musical forms are examined from both a musical and cultural vantage point.
MUS 109 - Introduction to Music Education - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Overview of music education. Introduces basic issues and principles of music education, orientation to student characteristics, teacher roles, and foundations of philosophy and history. School observations required.
MUS 110 - Brass Techniques - 1 hour
Prereq: music major or minor or permission of instructor
Fundamentals of brass instruments with an emphasis on the practical aspects of teaching and playing the trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba.
MUS 111 - Woodwind Techniques - 1 hour
Prereq: music major or minor or permission of instructor
Fundamentals of woodwind instruments with an emphasis on the practical aspects of teaching and playing.
MUS 114 - Percussion Techniques - 1 hour
Prereq: music major or minor or permission of instructor
Fundamentals of percussion instruments with an emphasis on the practical aspects of teaching and playing.
MUS 118 - Guitar Techniques - 1 hour
Prereq: music major or minor or permission of instructor
Fundamentals of the guitar with an emphasis on the practical aspects of teaching and playing. Students must provide their own instruments.
MUS 120 - String Techniques - 1 hour
Prereq: music major or minor or permission of instructor
Fundamentals of upper and lower string instruments with an emphasis on the practical aspects of teaching and playing violin, viola, cello, and bass.
MUS 122 - Conducting - 1 hour
Prereq: none
MUS 122, Conducting is a course designed to introduce and develop the basic concepts of conducting a musical ensemble for the music major or minor.
MUS 129 - Class Voice - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Fundamentals of singing with an emphasis on basic musicianship and performance.
MUS 130 - Voice Techniques - 1 hour
Prereq: music major or minor or permission of instructor
Fundamentals of singing with an emphasis on the practical aspects of teaching, evaluating students, and performing.
MUS 135 - Private Instruction for Non-Majors - 1 hour
Prereq: permission of instructor
Private studio instruction for non-music majors. University level competency is required as determined through audition. Piano, organ, voice, stringed instruments, wind instruments or percussion. At least five hours of practice per week are required for one hour of credit. Lessons are one-half hour in length for one hour of credit. May not be applied towards music degree private instruction requirements. A private lesson fee will be assessed.
MUS 140 - Piano Techniques I - 1 hour
Prereq: ability to read musical notation
Beginning keyboard fundamentals designed for music majors and minors with little or no keyboard background.
MUS 141 - Piano Techniques II - 1 hour
Prereq: grade of C- in MUS 140
Continuation of Piano Techniques I with particular emphasis on building technical facility and skills in harmonization, improvisation, transposition and sight reading.
MUS 145 - Diction for Singers I - 1 hour
Prereq: none
This course teaches the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), manner and placement of articulation for both English and Italian, concentrating on diction comprehension for singers.
MUS 149 - Private Instruction, Secondary Instrument - 1 hour
Prereq: music major or minor AND permission of instructor
Private instruction for music majors and minors on secondary instrument or voice. University level competency required as determined through audition. Piano, organ, voice, string, wind or percussion instruments. At least five hours of practice per week are required for one hour of credit. May not be applied towards primary (major) instrument or voice private instruction requirements. Lessons are one-half hour in length for one hour of credit. A jury examination is usually required at the end of each semester. A private lesson fee will be assessed.
MUS 150 - Private Instruction, Primary Instrument - 1 hour
Prereq: music major or minor AND permission of instructor
Private instruction for music majors and minors on primary instrument or voice. University level competency required as determined through audition. Piano, organ, voice, string, wind or percussion instruments. At least five hours of practice per week are required for one hour of credit. Lessons are one-half hour in length for one hour of credit. All students enrolled in MUS 150 are required to attend ten recitals and/or concerts each semester. A jury examination is usually required at the end of each semester. A private lesson fee will be assessed.
MUS 151 - Private Instruction, Primary Instrument - 2 hours
Prereq: music major or minor AND permission of instructor
Private instruction for music majors and minors on primary instrument or voice. University level competency required as determined through audition. Piano, organ, voice, string, wind or percussion instruments. At least ten hours of practice per week are required for two hours of credit. Lessons are one hour in length. All students enrolled in MUS 151 are required to attend ten recitals and/or concerts each semester. MUS 151 may not be taken in lieu of two semesters of MUS 150. A jury examination is usually required at the end of each semester. A private lesson fee will be assessed.
MUS 159GS - Piano Fundamentals - 2 hours
Prereq: none
Fundamentals of music as applied to the keyboard. Designed for students with little or no previous musical training. Note and rhythm reading on the keyboard will be emphasized. Credit may not be applied to a music major or minor.
MUS 165 - Small Ensembles - 1 hour
Prereq: permission of instructor
Instrumental, vocal and keyboard ensembles. Consult with instructor before registering. Students may register as many times as desired, but may not receive more than two hours of credit in any one term.
MUS 166 - Accompanying - 2 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor
An introduction to the art of accompanying vocal and instrumental literature.
MUS 167 - Practicum in Accompanying - 1-2 hours
Prereq: MUS 166 or permission of instructor
Practical application of collaborative rehearsal techniques and performance skills learned in MUS 166. Assignments will be based on performance level, experience, and departmental needs and may range from accompanying private voice/instrumental lessons and recitals to large ensembles.
MUS 173 - Choraleers - 1 hour
Prereq: none
A select mixed voice choir performing chamber choral repertoire. Open to all university students through audition.
MUS 174 - University Men's Chorus - 1 hour
Prereq: none
A men's singing group performing standard male chorus repertoire, including popular, Broadway, folk, spirituals, and fraternity songs. Open to all men in the university community.
MUS 175 - University Chorus - 1 hour
Prereq: none
A large mixed voice choir performing large choral works as well as chamber music. Open to the entire university community.
MUS 176 - University Women's Chorus - 1 hour
Prereq: none
A women's singing group performing repertoire from classics to popular, Broadway to spirituals. Open to all women in the university community.
MUS 177 - Opera Workshop - 1-3 hours
Prereq: none
A course for singers who want to perform works from opera, operetta, and musical theatre repertoire in scenes, one-acts, or full productions. Open to all university students through audition and placement.
MUS 178 - Nebraskats - 1 hour
Prereq: none
A select show choir performing a wide variety of popular music. Open to all university students through audition. Extensive performing throughout the year and annual tour.
MUS 179 - Collegium - 1 hour
Prereq: none
A select small vocal ensemble performing 16th-20th century a cappella music. Open to members of Choraleers through audition.
MUS 180 - Jazz/Rock Ensemble - 1 hour
Prereq: none
An instrumental big band performing contemporary and traditional jazz and rock music. The ability to read music is required. Open to all university students through audition in the fall semester.
MUS 188GS - General Studies Portal - 3 hours
Prereq: freshman or sophomore standing
Students analyze critical issues confronting individuals and society in a global context as they pertain to the discipline in which the Portal course is taught. The Portal is intended to help students succeed in their university education by being mentored in process of thinking critically about important ideas and articulating their own conclusions. Students may take the Portal in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Satisfies the General Studies Portal course requirement. Students may take their Portal course in any discipline. Students who transfer 24 or more hours of General Studies credit to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
MUS 189 - Music Business Field Study - 1 hour
Prereq: none
A field study to music businesses, trade shows, conventions, etc. involved in the music business industry. Students will keep a written journal of observations. Offered occasionally. (Credit/No-Credit)
MUS 198 - Sight Singing and Ear Training I - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Sight singing of standard music materials; melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 200GS.
MUS 199 - Sight Singing and Ear Training II - 1 hour
Prereq: grade of C- in MUS 198
Sight singing of standard music materials; melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 201.
MUS 200GS - Music Theory I - 3 hours
Prereq: passing score on the music theory placement exam (P/F) or passing score on the AP music theory exam (3 or above)
Rudiments of music, including melodic and rhythmic notation, scales, key signatures, intervals, and chord structure. Elementary harmonic analysis, with non-harmonic tones. Music majors should enroll in MUS 198 concurrently.
MUS 201 - Music Theory II - 3 hours
Prereq: grade of C- in MUS 200GS
Continuation of melodic and harmonic analysis. Harmonization of chorales and other melodies, using diatonic triads, dominant and leading tone seventh chords, and modulation. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 199.
MUS 211 - Sound Recording and Reinforcement - 2 hours
Prereq: none
An introduction to the basic techniques of sound recording and reinforcement of music and how they apply to the music industry. The course focuses on microphones, mixers, signal processing, recording hardware and software, amplifiers, and speakers. The course includes a laboratory experience utilizing audio equipment and software common to music sound production.
MUS 219 - Chamber Orchestra - 1 hour
Prereq: permission of instructor
Select orchestral chamber ensemble open to the entire university community through audition.
MUS 220 - Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra - 1 hour
Prereq: none
A symphony orchestra made up of UNK faculty and students, as well as instrumentalists from the community, performing classical and pops concert repertoire, opera, musicals, and large works with choir. Open to all who qualify through audition. Meets one evening per week.
MUS 240 - Piano Techniques III - 1 hour
Prereq: grade of C- in MUS 141*
Continuation of Piano Techniques II, with emphasis on harmonization, technique, improvisation, score reading, solo and ensemble repertoire, analysis and sequencing. The piano proficiency examination for music business majors, music minors (elementary education option), and liberal arts in music majors will be administered at the end of this course.
MUS 241 - Piano Techniques IV - 1 hour
Prereq: grade of C- in MUS 240*
Continuation of Piano Techniques III, with addition of accompanying. Designed to prepare music education, pre-music therapy, musical theatre, and vocal and instrumental performance majors for the piano proficiency examination.
MUS 245 - Diction for Singers II - 1 hour
Prereq: MUS 145
Continuation of Diction for Singers. Teaches the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), manner and placement of articulation for both German and French, concentrating on diction comprehension for singers.
MUS 247 - Women Composers and Their Music: A Historical Approach - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A Survey of women composers and their music throughout history, from the Middle Ages to the present. A major focus of the course is the actual music, in written and/or recorded form. Historical, sociological and psychological factors affecting women composers in each period will also be included.
MUS 260 - Keyboard Harmonization - 1 hour
Prereq: competent keyboard facility and permission of instructor
A course for students with keyboard facility, designed to satisfy piano proficiency requirements for majors and minors, taken in lieu of the Piano Techniques sequence. Keyboard harmonization, transposition, improvisation, score reading, solo and ensemble repertoire, sequencing and sight reading.
 
MUS 301 - Music Technology - 2 hours
Prereq: none
A survey of the technological advances in music. The course focuses on the computer as a music tool, music software, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), electronic music instruments, music synthesis and sampling, and electronic musical communication.
MUS 310 - Music Business - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A survey of the business aspects of the music industry with an emphasis on merchandising, recording, publishing, managing, broadcasting, promotion, licensing, and copyrights. Includes information on career planning and development.
MUS 311 - Practicum in Sound Production - 1 hour
Prereq: MUS 211 or permission of the instructor
Students will augment skills and knowledge in sound recording and reinforcement using knowledge gained in MUS 211 Sound Recording and Reinforcement through working with the Sound Production Coordinator to record and reinforce recitals, concerts, and other events in the Fine Arts Building.
MUS 312 - Advanced Sound Production - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 211
An advanced course on the techniques of audio production. The course focuses on advanced issues of the musical sound, audio production, sound design, and sound reinforcement. The course includes a laboratory experience utilizing audio equipment and software common to music sound production.
MUS 324 - Musical Theatre Coaching I - 1 hour
Prereq: MUS 150 (voice) or permission of instructor
An introduction to interpretation of Broadway musical songs; examination of lyrics as script through books lyrics and scores with practical application.
MUS 325 - Musical Theatre Coaching II - 1 hour
Prereq: MUS 324* or permission of instructor
A continuation of MUS 324 with greater emphasis on physicalization of songs, exploration of literature for voice/character type, and learning to prepare a song for audition.
MUS 326 - Musical Theatre Coaching III - 1 hour
Prereq: MUS 150 (voice) AND MUS 325* AND either an introductory acting course or an introductory dance course AND permission of instructor
A continuation of MUS 325 with greater emphasis on building a working repertoire of various types of Broadway songs.
MUS 327 - Musical Theatre Coaching IV - 1 hour
Prereq: MUS 326* or permission of instructor
A continuation of MUS 326 with special consideration given to performance of duets and small ensembles.
MUS 330 - Music Methods for the Elementary Teacher - 3 hours
Prereq: Elementary Education or Middle Level or Early Childhood Unified major
Basic musical skills methods and materials for the elementary classroom teacher.
MUS 337 - Sight Singing and Ear Training III - 1 hour
Prereq: grade of C- in MUS 199*
Sight singing of standard music materials including chromaticism. Ear training of melodic, rhythmic and harmonic materials. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 339.
MUS 338 - Sight Singing and Ear Training IV - 1 hour
Prereq: grade of C- in MUS 337*
Sight singing of standard music materials including chromaticism. Ear training of melodic, rhythmic and harmonic materials. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 340.
MUS 339 - Music Theory III - 3 hours
Prereq: grade of C- in MUS 199* and in MUS 201*
An intensive study of diatonic and chromatic harmonic structures and processes. Harmonic analysis of music for various performance media taken mostly from the Romantic period. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 337.
MUS 340 - Music Theory IV - 3 hours
Prereq: grade of C- in MUS 339*
Continuation of Theory III. Introduction to late 16th century and 18th century counterpoint. Introduction to the expansion of harmonic resources from the period of Impressionism to the present. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 338.
MUS 341 - Counterpoint - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 199* and MUS 201*
Study of contrapuntal writing in 18th century style.
MUS 347GS - Music History and Literature I - 3 hours
Prereq: pass the AP music theory exam with a score of 4 or 5 or passing score on the UNK music theory advanced placement exam or permission of instructor
A survey of the development of western music from Plato to 1800 providing insight into fundamental compositional style elements and performance practices of each historical period within a socio-politico-economic context. Students will become acquainted with landmark composers and compositions.
MUS 348GS - Music History and Literature II - 3 hours
Prereq: pass the AP music theory exam with a score of 4 or 5 or passing score on the UNK music theory advanced placement exam or permission of instructor
A survey of the development of western music from 1800 to the present providing insight into fundamental compositional style elements and performance practices of each historical period within a socio-politico-economic context. Students will become acquainted with landmark composers and compositions.
MUS 350 - Advanced Private Instruction - 1 hour
Prereq: three semesters of MUS 150/MUS 151 AND Advanced Standing status AND permission to enroll from the instructor and the department chairman
Advanced private instruction for music majors with Advanced Standing status. A minimum number of MUS 350/MUS 351 credit hours are required per degree program (consult individual programs). Piano, organ, voice, string, wind or percussion instruments. At least five hours of practice per week are required for one hour of credit. Lessons are one-half hour in length. All students enrolled in MUS 350 are required to attend ten recitals and/or concerts each semester. A jury examination is usually required at the end of each semester. A private lesson fee will be assessed.
MUS 350R - Advanced Applied Instruction with Recital - 1 hour
Prereq: junior standing and advanced standing status and permission of instructor
Advanced private instruction with half recital requirement for music education majors. Piano, organ, voice, string, wind, or percussion instruments. At least five hours of practice per week are required for one hour of credit. Lessons are one half hour in length. All students enrolled in MUS 350R are required to attend ten recitals and/or concerts each semester. A recital hearing, to be attended by a committee of the applied music faculty, is required in advance of the recital. A private lesson fee will be assessed.
MUS 351 - Advanced Private Instruction - 2 hours
Prereq: three semesters of MUS 150/MUS 151 AND Advanced Standing status AND permission to enroll from the instructor and the department chairman
Advanced private instruction for music majors with Advanced Standing status. A minimum number of MUS 350/MUS 351 credit hours are required per degree program (consult individual programs). Piano, organ, voice, string, wind or percussion instruments. At least ten hours of practice per week are required for two hours of credit. Lessons are one hour in length. All students enrolled in MUS 351 are required to attend ten recitals and/or concerts each semester. MUS 351 may not be taken in lieu of two semesters of MUS 350. A jury examination is usually required at the end of each semester. A private lesson fee will be assessed.
MUS 351R - Advanced Private Instruction with Junior Recital - 2 hours
Prereq: three semesters of MUS 150/MUS 151 AND Advanced Standing status AND permission to enroll from the instructor and the department chair
Advanced private instruction with Junior Recital requirement for musical theatre majors with Advanced Standing status. Required of all candidates for the Bachelor of Music - Musical Theatre degree, voice principal. At least ten hours of practice per week are required for two hours of credit. Lessons are one hour in length. All students enrolled in MUS 351R are required to attend ten recitals and/or concerts each semester. A minimum thirty-minute recital is required during the semester of MUS 351R enrollment on the principal instrument (voice). A recital hearing to be attended by a committee of the applied voice faculty is required in advance of the recital. A private lesson fee will be assessed.
MUS 356 - Field Experience in the Elementary Music Classroom - 0.5 hour
Prereq: admission to Teacher Education
Prereq or Coreq: TE 306 or TE 319
Coreq: MUS 357*
This 50 clock hour minimum field-based experience in music education is designed to induct students into classroom teaching and develop an awareness of the many roles of a professional educator. Under the mentorship of a practicing elementary music educator, students will progress through a three-stage process including assisting, co-teaching, and limited teaching at the elementary school level. Students will also be required to engage in a variety of school related activities commonly encountered by professional educators.
MUS 357 - Elementary/Middle School General Music - 3 hours
Prereq: admission to Teacher Education and junior standing or permission of instructor
This course will address the examination of methods and materials appropriate for teaching in the elementary/middle school general music classroom, as well as administrating a comprehensive vocal music program in the elementary/middle school settings. Observation of a middle school vocal/general music classroom is part of this course.
MUS 365 - Form and Analysis - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 339*
Study of the architecture of music. Analysis of harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and formal elements in the works of representative composers.
MUS 375 - Music Business Field Experience - 3 hours
Prereq: MUS 310
A practical experience designed to provide observation and supervised participation in one of the business areas of the music industry. In consultation with the program director, students choose participating music business firms and work as if full-time employees in various aspects of the business.
MUS 387 - Recital - 1 hour
Prereq: junior standing and Advanced Standing status and permission of instructor
Half recital for piano, organ, voice, string, wind, or percussion instruments. A recital hearing, to be attended by a committee of the applied music faculty, is required in advance of the recital. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 350 or MUS 351.
MUS 388GS - General Studies Capstone - 3 hours
Prereq: open to juniors and seniors or to students within 6 hours of completion of their General Studies program
An interdisciplinary experience where students apply the knowledge, cognitive abilities, and communication skills they have gained from General Studies in designing and completing an original project or paper. Students employ methods and interpretive means of two or more disciplines to integrate knowledge and synthesize their results. Satisfies the General Studies capstone course requirement. Students may take their Capstone course in any discipline.
MUS 402 - Music History and Theory Review - 3 hours
Prereq: MUS 339* and MUS 347GS* and MUS 348GS* OR undergraduate degree in music
An overview of the history and theory of music, focusing on musical styles and form in each era and basic theoretical concepts and analysis, including early twentieth century, and an overview of musical literature through readings, score study and recorded examples. May be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.
MUS 404 - Music and Movement for Early Childhood Teachers - 2-3 hours
Prereq: none
This Early Childhood music and movement course is for anyone interested in teaching in early childhood education, from birth through age 8. Basic understanding, musical skills, movement activities, methods and materials for the early childhood teacher will be explored.
MUS 406 - Instrumental Conducting & Literature - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 122 and MUS 199* and MUS 201* and large ensemble
The technique of the baton, score interpretation, rehearsal techniques, and a literature search of instrumental repertoire for all levels of education.
MUS 407 - Choral Conducting and Literature - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 122 and MUS 199* and MUS 201* and large ensemble
The technique of the baton, score interpretation, rehearsal techniques, and a literature search of choral repertoire for all levels of education.
MUS 425 - Arranging - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 339*
Comprehensive study of arranging vocal and instrumental ensembles with emphasis on creativity.
MUS 430 - Vocal Pedagogy - 3 hours
Prereq: four semesters of MUS 150 or MUS 350* (voice) AND junior standing OR permission of the instructor
An introductory study of the voice as it relates to singing; anatomy and physiology of the voice; comparison of teaching techniques.
MUS 432 - Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I - 3 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor
An introduction to the basic concepts, skills and techniques necessary for successful teaching at the elementary level. Overview of methods and materials for average-age beginners; studio operation.
MUS 433 - Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy II - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 432 or permission of instructor
A continuation of Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I with emphasis on group teaching; materials methods and techniques for teaching adult, pre-school and transfer students.
MUS 434 - Advanced Piano Pedagogy I: History, Philosophies and Principles of Piano Pedagogy - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 433* or permission of instructor
Advanced studies in teaching philosophies and principles of piano pedagogy; teaching functional and musicianship skills; building technique.
MUS 435 - Advanced Piano Pedagogy II: Pedagogical Approaches to Keyboard Literature - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 434* or permission of instructor
Advanced studies in pedagogical approaches to keyboard literature musicianship performance and performance practice; adjudication; diagnostic procedures; sequencing repertoire.
MUS 436 - Internship in Piano Teaching - 2 hours
Prereq: MUS 434* or permission of instructor
Practical application of teaching skills learned in MUS 432-MUS 434. Includes direct observation of and consultation with experienced teachers, supervised teaching, written evaluations and personal conferences with the piano pedagogy instructor.
MUS 450 - Survey of Art Song - 3 hours
Prereq: MUS 348GS* or permission of instructor
An historical examination of the Art Song literature from the 17th century to the present.
MUS 451 - History & Literature of Opera - 3 hours
Prereq: MUS 348GS* or permission of instructor
An historical survey of operatic literature of Italy, France, England, Germany, Austria, Russia, and the United States from the 17th century to the present.
MUS 456 - Piano Literature I - 3 hours
Prereq: MUS 348GS* or permission of instructor
A survey course discussing the structure, style, and history of piano literature from the Baroque through early Romantic periods.
MUS 457 - Piano Literature II - 3 hours
Prereq: MUS 348GS* or permission of instructor
A survey course discussing the structure, style, and history of piano literature from the Romantic Period through the 20th century.
MUS 460 - Independent Study and Research - 1-4 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor and department chair
Independent research or special assignment to the student's major field. Six hours of cumulative credit may be earned.
MUS 467 - Field Experience in the Secondary Music Classroom - 0.5 hour
Prereq: admission to Teacher Education
Coreq: MUS 468
This 50 clock hour minimum field-based experience in music education is designed to induct students into classroom teaching and develop an awareness of the many roles of a professional educator. Under the mentorship of a practicing secondary music educator, students will progress through a three-stage process including assisting, co-teaching, and limited teaching. Students will also be required to engage in a variety of school related activities commonly encountered by professional educators.
MUS 468 - Secondary School Music - 3 hours
Prereq: MUS 406* and MUS 407* and admission to Teacher Education
Coreq: MUS 467
Examination of methods and materials appropriate for teaching and administering a comprehensive secondary school music program.
MUS 473 - Special Topics in Music Business - 1-3 hours
Prereq: MUS 310 and permission of program director
Advanced, independent, in-depth investigations into specific topics related to the Music Industry. Topics of study are tailored to meet the needs of the student. The format of the course will vary depending on the topic. Must have special permission of music business program director to enroll. This course may be repeated to a maximum of three hours. SP.
MUS 474 - Music Business Project - 1 hour
Prereq: permission of program director
Independent investigation of a career in music business with research in the area of the student's specialization under the supervision of the music business program director.
MUS 475 - Internship in Music Business - 9-15 hours
Prereq: MUS 474 and permission of program director
A practical experience designed to provide observation and supervised work in one of the business areas of the music industry. In consultation with the program director, students choose participating music business firms and work as if full-time employees for a total of 500 hours in various aspects of the business.
MUS 485 - Seminar in Opera Technique and Performance - 3 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor
A study of available operas with regard to casting, rehearsal techniques, staging, management, and performance. An opera will be selected, rehearsed and performed as the culmination of the course.
MUS 486 - Marching Band/Jazz Ensemble Methods - 3 hours
Prereq: none
An in-depth analysis of how to design and write marching band drill for both halftime and competition shows.
MUS 488 - Recital - 1 hour
Prereq: junior standing and Advanced Standing status and permission of instructor
Full recital for piano, organ, voice, string, wind, or percussion instruments. Required of all candidates for the BM–Performance and the BM–Musical Theatre degree programs. Other majors at the discretion of the applied instructor. May be repeated for credit. A recital hearing, to be attended by a committee of the applied music faculty, is required in advance of the recital. Should be taken concurrently with MUS 350 or MUS 351.
MUS 499 - Music Special Topics - 1-3 hours
Prereq: none
Topics are studied which are not assigned or covered in other courses in the department. The format of this course will vary depending on the topic, instructor, and the needs of the student.

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

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