Offered by Department of Music and Performing Arts
College of Fine Arts and Humanities
- MUS 800 - Foundations of Music Education - 3 hours
- Prereq: graduate status or permission of the instructor
The purposes of this course are (1) for students to gain an overview of the historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations
that have shaped and directed music education and (2) to build upon this foundational perspective to develop a vision of music
education for the future. Topics include philosophical principles of music education, psychological theories relevant to music
teaching, and practical application of these principles through the National Standards for Music.
- MUS 801 - Music Analysis - 3 hours
- A study of the structure of music, to include the subtleties of analytical and comparative music problems.
- MUS 802P - Music History and Theory Review - 3 hours
- Prereq: grade of "B" or higher on the Graduate Music Entrance Examination
An overview of the history and theory of music, focusing on musical styles and form in each era and basic theoretical concepts
and techniques of music in historical perspectives. The course includes the basic structure and materials of music, and the
major periods of Western music. Coursework includes written theory assignments and analysis, including early twentieth century,
and an overview of historical periods and musical literature through readings, score study and recorded examples. May be taken
for undergraduate or graduate credit.
- MUS 803P - Music Technology in the Classroom - 3 hours
- An introduction to the field of electronic music technology and its use in the school music program. The course provides a
basic understanding of analog and digital synthesis, digital sequencers, electronic rhythm instruments, signal processors and
amplifiers, Musical Instrument Digital Interface protocol, and appropriate computer software with an emphasis on utilization in
the school classroom.
- MUS 805 - Teaching of Jazz Bands - 3 hours
- This class will cover such topics as directing a stage band, starting a jazz ensemble, instrumentation, selecting music,
conducting and rehearsing, jazz phrasing and articulation, the rhythm section, and improvisation. The course includes the
reading of new literature.
- MUS 806P - Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature - 2 hours
- Detailed study of conducting problems and band/orchestral literature.
- MUS 807P - Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature - 2 hours
- Detailed study of conducting problems and choral literature.
- MUS 809P - Vocal Pedagogy - 3 hours
- A study of the problems confronted in dealing with the voice of the beginning and the advanced singer, and an analysis and
compilation of suitable literature.
- MUS 811P - Woodwind Pedagogy - 3 hours
- An opportunity to study the problems and techniques peculiar to the woodwind instruments; to gain additional proficiency in
playing; and to study teaching methods suitable for both individual and group instruction.
- MUS 812P - Brass Pedagogy - 3 hours
- A course designed to study the pedagogy, performance, and literature of the brass instruments through lecture, discussion,
demonstration, and performance.
- MUS 813P - Percussion Pedagogy - 3 hours
- Emphasis placed on techniques of teaching designed to enhance the educator's ability to identify and correct faulty percussion
playing in both individual and ensemble performance; and to serve as a source of information for the development of marching
band, concert band and percussion ensembles.
- MUS 814 - Aesthetics of Music - 3 hours
- A survey of the standard literature of aesthetics. A consideration of art in its relation to experience with specific
reference to the function of music in an educational program.
- MUS 816P - Special Topics in Piano Pedagogy - 2-3 hours
- Topical studies of various teaching techniques and materials used in individual and/or group piano instruction at elementary,
intermediate or advanced levels.
- MUS 820P - String Pedagogy - 3 hours
- A course designed to develop string teaching competency in a public school instrumental program. Actual playing experience
combined with study of available materials, organizational procedures, and problems likely to be encountered.
- MUS 822 - Administration and Supervision of the Music Program - 3 hours
- Problems of the administration and supervision of the music program. Music's contribution to the total school program:
equipment, schedule, budget, instructional problems, and human relations.
- MUS 832P - Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I - 3 hours
- An introduction to the basic concepts necessary for successful teaching at the elementary level.
- MUS 833P - Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy II - 2 hours
- A continuation of Piano Pedagogy I with emphasis on group teaching, third year and intermediate students.
- MUS 834P - Advanced Piano Pedagogy I: History, Philosophies and Principles of Piano Pedagogy - 2 hours
- Prereq: permission of instructor
Advanced studies in teaching philosophies and principles of piano pedagogy.
- MUS 835P - Advanced Piano Pedagogy II: Pedagogical Approaches to Keyboard Literature - 2 hours
- Prereq: permission of instructor
Advanced studies in pedagogical approaches to keyboard literature, musicianship and performance.
- MUS 836P - Internship in Piano Teaching - 2 hours
- Prereq: permission of instructor
Practical application of teaching skills learned in Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy I and II, and Advanced Piano Pedagogy I.
Teaching assignments and observations will be based on student's background, level and experience, and availability of varied
teaching environments, constituting a combination of both private and group instruction.
- MUS 848 - History of Baroque Music - 3 hours
- Designed to increase the depth of the student's knowledge of the music of the Baroque Era.
- MUS 849 - History of Classical Music - 3 hours
- Designed to increase the depth of the student's knowledge of music of the Classical Era.
- MUS 850 - Graduate Applied Instruction - 2 hours
- Prereq: graduate level competency as determined by audition
Applied study in graduate music composition, piano, vocal or instrumental areas. A jury examination is usually required at the
end of each semester. A private lesson fee will be assessed.
- MUS 851 - History of Romantic Music - 3 hours
- Designed to increase the depth of the student's knowledge of the music of the Romantic Era.
- MUS 852 - History of Twentieth Century Music - 3 hours
- Designed to increase the depth of the student's knowledge of the music of our own time.
- MUS 857P - Elementary School Music - 3 hours
- Current trends in curriculum planning, assessment, and effective teaching strategies at the elementary level.
- MUS 860 - Independent Study and Research - 1-3 hours
- Prereq: graduate standing, 9 hours of MUS
Independent research or special assignment in the student's major field.
- MUS 880 - Marching Band Technique - 3 hours
- Materials and suggestions to band directors concerning the planning of marching band shows and pageantry.
- MUS 885P - Seminar in Opera Technique and Performance - 3 hours
- A study of available operas with regard to casting, rehearsal techniques, staging, managing, and performance.
- MUS 894P - Workshop in Instrumental Art - 3 hours
- Planned for directors of bands and orchestras. Coordination of historical and structural score studies with rehearsal
techniques and instrument. Nine hours of cumulative credit may be earned, but only six hours may be applied to the Master's
- MUS 895P - Workshop in Choral Art - 3 hours
- Planned for directors of school, college, church, and community choruses. Coordination of historical and structural score
studies with rehearsal techniques and performance. Study of the individual voice. Nine hours of cumulative credit may be earned,
but only six hours may be applied to the Master's Degree.
- MUS 897 - Graduate Capstone Project - 3 hours
- Prereq: minimum 24 hours graduate music program coursework or permission of graduate program chair/department chair
Research and/or performance final project in an area of special interest to the student that demonstrates an integration of
ideas from at least two content areas of the graduate music program—Aesthetics, Education (foundations, philosophy,
psychology), History/Literature, Theory, Pedagogy/Methods, and Performance.
- MUS 899P - Music Special Topics - 1-3 hours
* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.
7 Jan 2011