2017-18 Academic Catalog

Department of Music

Department Head: Barry E. Kopetz
Department Office:
Music Building A
Telephone: (662) 325-3070
Fax: (662) 325-0250
http://music.msstate.edu/


Mailing Address:
Department of Music
PO Box 6240
Mississippi State, MS 39762


University Bands
Ms. Elva Kaye Lance, Director of Bands
Telephone: (662) 325-2713
http://msuband.msstate.edu


University Choirs
Dr. Gary Packwood, Director of Choral Activities
Telephone: (662) 325-7801
http://www.statesings.com/


University Philharmonia Orchestra
Dr. Barry E. Kopetz, Director
Telephone: (662) 325-3070

Mission
The mission of the Department of Music at Mississippi State University is to contribute to the development of broadly acculturated citizens in our state and region through enhanced musical understanding and enriching musical experiences, providing access and opportunity to our diverse population through programs of teaching, research, and service.


Bachelor of Music Education
The Bachelor of Music Education is a 130-hour professional degree program that leads to licensure to teach music in the State of Mississippi.  The Department of Music offers four concentrations of the BME:  Guitar, Instrumental, Keyboard and Vocal. 

The Instrumental concentration qualifies the student for a Music Instrumental (K-12) teaching license.  The Vocal, Keyboard, and Guitar concentrations qualifies the student for a Music Choral (K-12) teaching license.

The Vocal concentration qualifies the student for a K-12 Choral Music teaching license, allowing graduates to teach General, Instrumental and Choral music in all grades in the state of Mississippi.

For suggested course sequence for all concentrations, visit the Department of Music website:  http://www.music.msstate.edu/academics/bme/


Auditions
All potential music majors and minors are required to audition for appropriate faculty in order to determine their preparedness to enter the program, participate in ensembles, and determine eligibility for a scholarship or service award.

Although alternate dates are available, the preferred audition date for music majors and minors in all areas is the third Saturday in February. Other audition dates are available by contacting the applied faculty of your area of concentration, the department office (662) 325-3070, or the major ensemble offices.


Transfer Information
After successful admission to the University, and in addition to the music major audition, transfer students are required to complete a music theory and aural skills entrance exam to determine preparedness for upper division study.  For more information see the Department of Music website or call 662-325-3070.


Music Minor
Mississippi State University offers MSU students the opportunity to complete a minor in music. The Music Minor is a comprehensive set of courses designed to increase student musicianship and knowledge.

Students must audition and be accepted as a music minor before the minor may be declared.  Acceptance in any given studio area is on a space available basis. The requirements for the music minor cannot be completed after graduating from MSU.

For information and required courses, visit the Department of Music website: http://www.music.msstate.edu/academics/minorinmusic/

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics 1
MA 1313College Algebra3
Math Elective at a level above MA 13133
Math Elective at a level above MA 1313 or Science Elective3
Science 1
Biological Science with Lab3
Science Elective with Lab3
Humanities
Literature Elective3
History Elective3
Fine Arts
MU 3013Survey of Western Music History I3
Social Science
PSY 1013General Psychology3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective3
Major Core
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EPY 3143Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education3
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
MUE 1151Technology for Music Education1
MUE 2153Foundations of Music Education3
MUE 2163Elementary Music Methods3
MUE 4152Secondary Music Methods2
MUE 4873Professional Seminar in Music Education3
MUE 4886Teaching Internship in Music Education6
MUE 4896Teaching Internship in Music Education6
Public Speaking
Satisfied through music history courses, upper division proficiency exam, music education courses and student teaching.
Upper Level Writing Requirement
Satisfied through music theory, music history, music education courses and the upper division proficiency exam.
Computer Literacy Requirement
Satisfied through MUE 1151 and the music theory sequence.0
Music Requirements
MU 1213Music Theory I3
MU 1321Ear Training I1
MU 1413Music Theory II3
MU 1521Ear Training II1
MU 2613Music Theory III3
MU 2721Ear Training III1
MU 2813Music Theory IV3
MU 2921Ear Training IV1
MU 2012World Music2
MU 3023Survey of Western Music History II3
MU 3412Conducting2
MU 3442Advanced Conducting2
MU 4313Form and Analysis3
MU 1010Recital Hour (7 semesters of C or better)0
Major Ensemble (7 semesters of study)7
Piano Proficiency Exam
Music Theory & Aural Skills Proficiency Exam
Upper Division Performance Exam
Degree Recital
1

A total of 15 hours in Math and Science

Choose one of the following concentrations:

Instrumental Concentration (MUI)

Piano Class or Functional Skills: choose 4 hours from the following4
Piano Class
Piano Class
Piano Class
Piano Class
Functional Skills of Piano I
Functional Skills of Piano II
MUE 1141Voice Methods1
MUE 3212Brass Methods2
MUE 3222Woodwind Methods2
MUE 3231String Methods1
MUE 3242Percussion Methods2
MU 4322Band Arranging2
Applied Lessons – (6 semesters of study)12
Total Hours130

Vocal Concentration (MUV)

Piano Class or Functional Skills: choose 4 hours from the following:4
Piano Class
Piano Class
Piano Class
Piano Class
Functional Skills of Piano I
Functional Skills of Piano II
MU 1141Song Literature1
MU 1151Vocal Pedagogy1
MU 1241Diction I1
MU 1251Diction II1
MUE 3262Instrumental Methods2
Applied Voice – (6 semesters of study)12
Applied Piano – (2 Semesters of Study)2
Directed Electives2
Total Hours130

Keyboard Concentration (MUP)

MU 3112Functional Skills of Piano I2
MU 3122Functional Skills of Piano II2
MUE 3262Instrumental Methods2
MUE 3333Introduction to Piano Pedagogy3
MUE 1141Voice Methods1
Applied Voice – (2 semesters of study)2
Applied Piano – (6 semesters of study)12
Directed Electives2
Total Hours130

Guitar Concentration (GUIT)

Piano class or Functional Skills: choose 4 hours from the following4
Piano Class
Piano Class
Piano Class
Piano Class
Functional Skills of Piano I
Functional Skills of Piano II
MUE 1141Voice Methods1
MUE 3231String Methods1
MUE 3233Guitar Pedagogy3
MUE 3262Instrumental Methods2
Applied Guitar - (6 semesters of study)12
Applied Voice - (2 semesters of study)2
Directed Electives 1
Total Hours130

Music Education Courses

MUE 1141 Voice Methods: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Class study of voice production with emphasis on bel canto vocal technique, classical vocal literature, diction, and performance considerations. Class consists of lecture, discussion, listening, and application of concepts studied in both practice and performance

MUE 1151 Technology for Music Education: 1 hour.

One credit hour. An overview of current technologies to enhance music instruction and performance, student assessment, professional productivity, and communication for the music educator

MUE 2153 Foundations of Music Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course is designed to introduce historical and philosophical foundations of music and music pedagogy. Diverse trends are compared with emphasis on materials and personal development in music for the emerging music educator

MUE 2163 Elementary Music Methods: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Includes a field based component. Prepares future music educators by exploring various elementary music methods and materials. Students will practice instructional techniques for teaching music through singing, playing instruments, movement, and guided listening experiences

MUE 2990 Special Topics in Music Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

MUE 3001 Practicum in Music Education: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Observation, discussion, and critique of elementary and secondary school music classroom settings

MUE 3212 Brass Methods: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. Includes a field-based component. The study of brass instruments with emphasis on embouchure, techniques, and teaching problems. Limited to music majors

MUE 3213 Performance Assessment in Music Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Limited to music majors. Methods and materials of performance assessment in music education

MUE 3222 Woodwind Methods: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. Includes a field-based component. The study of woodwind instruments with emphasis on pedagogical and performance skills. The goal of this course is to provide the basic competencies necessary for teaching in the public schools

MUE 3231 String Methods: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Includes a field-based component. Study of approaches to teaching stringed instruments. Topics included are learning to play violin, viola, and cello at the introductory level, including logistics of the instruments and common teaching issues

MUE 3233 Guitar Pedagogy: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Includes a field-based component. Study of approaches necessary for effective guitar teaching. Topics include history of guitar education, comparison of methods from the nineteenth century to present day, and techniques for effective studio management

MUE 3242 Percussion Methods: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. Includes a field-based component. Provides music education students with resources to teach percussion instruments in a classroom setting. Emphasis is placed on pedagogy, equipment, teaching problems, training materials, and repertoire for a variety of percussion instruments

MUE 3243 Planning and Managing Learning in Music Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Study of variables contributing to efficiency and competency for teacher-learner activities and the creation and maintenence of a positive learning environment in music classrooms

MUE 3262 Instrumental Methods: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. This includes a field-based component. Overview of wind and percussion instruments for the non-instrumental music education major. Presents basic teaching techniques and strategies needed in the public schools

MUE 3333 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Methods, materials, curriculum building, and philosophical bases for teaching beginning piano. Required of all students in the keyboard concentration

MUE 4000 Directed Individual Study in Music Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

MUE 4152 Secondary Music Methods: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. Includes a field-based component. (Prerequisite: Music majors admitted to Teacher Education and completion of all Upper Division exams). An investigation of the art and science of teaching and assessing musical performance in the secondary music classroom

MUE 4873 Professional Seminar in Music Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and senior standing). Three hours lecture. A seminar dealing with legal, professional, administrative, and curriculum issues as they relate to music education in the schools

MUE 4886 Teaching Internship in Music Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a grade of C or better). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

MUE 4896 Teaching Internship in Music Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a grade of C or better). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

MUE 4990 Special Topics in Music Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

MUE 6990 Special Topics in Music Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

MUE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Music Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

MUE 8033 Current Topics in Music Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Graduate students admitted to MSU Master of Music Education degree program). Three hours lecture. An investigation of current topics impacting music education classrooms

MUE 8102 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy: 2 hours.

(Pre-requisite: Admission to MME Degree Program). Two hours lecture. Body alignment, respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation, vocal health, and the developmental stages of the voice. Concepts and topics addressed can be applied to both one-on-one teaching (voice lessons, vocal coachings) and group situations (class voice, choral ensembles)

MUE 8112 Seminar in Choral Literature: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program.) Two hours lecture. An intensive study of a specific area of choral literature. The content of this course will vary from semester to semester. Emphasis is placed upon in-depth study of selecting and interpreting choral literature

MUE 8122 Techniques of Choral Conducting: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program.) Two hours lecture. An examination of appropriate choral techniques for the secondary choral music program

MUE 8132 Choral Program Development and Curricular Structure: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program.) Two hours lecture. Design and implementing a program and process for success in the choral music program

MUE 8202 The Child Voice: 2 hours.

(Pre-requisite: Admission to MME Degree Program.) Two hours lecture. Exploration of the unique pedagogical and literature requirements of the young singer (children and adolescents) in both solo and choral settings

MUE 8212 Elementary Music Pedagogy: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Graduate Music Education Majors.) Two hours lecture. Research and experiential-based study of the pedagogies, curricula, media and literature designed for the elementary child

MUE 8222 Media, Materials and Resources for the Elementary Music Specialist: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admittance to the MME degree program.) Two hours lecture. A survey of media, materials, resources, equipment, repertoire, facility designs, and technology for the elementary music specialist. Learning to budget, prioritize, and effectively apply findings for teacher effectiveness and student achievement will also be included

MUE 8232 Instructional Design for the Elementary Music Program: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Graduate Music Education Majors.) Two hours lecture. Research and theoretical- based study of instructional design models for the elementary music curriculum. Standards, assessment, repertoire, methodology and technology will provide a framework for designing and evaluating elementary music curricula and learning outcomes

MUE 8302 Advanced Woodwind Pedagogy: 2 hours.

(Pre-requisite: Admission to MME Degree Program). Two hours lecture. Teaching methodology and materials for woodwind instruments in the middle and high school band setting, including performance benchmarks and appropriate repertoire for solo, chamber winds and concert ensembles

MUE 8312 Seminar in Brass and Percussion Pedagogy: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Graduate Music Education Majors). Two hours seminar. Directed study and discussion of topics of brass and percussion pedagogy and performance

MUE 8322 Wind Band Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program.) Two hours lecture. An investigation of selected scores, advanced conducting and rehearsal techniques for the wind band

MUE 8332 Instructional Design for the Instrumental Music Program: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program). Two hours lecture. Developing and implementing appropriate conceptual frameworks, pedagogical approaches, materials and assessment for the secondary school instrumental program

MUE 8363 Research in Music Education: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisite: Admission to MME Degree Program). Three hours lecture. A survey of the purpose and major types and methods used in music education research, principal sources of music research information, formation of research questions, preparing a research proposal, designing and conducting a music education research project

MUE 8432 Guitar in the Classroom: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME degree program.) Two hours lecture. The process of creating and implementing a guitar program in a public school, or the inclusion of guitar in a pre-existing music program

MUE 8472 Jazz Techniques for the Music Educator: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program.) Two hours lecture. Materials, methods, and techniques for teaching instrumental jazz to K-12 students, including an overview of jazz history and styles and a pedagogical approach to teaching beginning improvisation

MUE 8990 Special Topics in Music Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

MUE 9012 Final Project in Music Education: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program.) Two hours seminar. Directed study, emphasizing intensive research, analysis, and development of a final research product for an approved topic central to the field of music education

Music, Applied Courses

MUA 1010 Applied Piano-Piano Majors and Minors: 1,2 hour.

(Pre-requisite: placement audition; intermediate to advanced level). Variable credit 1 or 2 hours. Three hours practice per hour of credit. May be repeated for credit. Individual piano instruction for music and music education majors with a keyboard concentration

MUA 1020 Applied Piano/Music Majors in Instrumental, Vocal and Guitar Concentrations: 1-2 hours.

(Pre-requisite: MU 3121 or consent of instructor). Variable credit 1 or 2 credit hours. One hour practice per hour of credit. May be repeated for credit. Individual piano instruction for music and music education majors, instrumental, vocal and guitar concentrations

MUA 1031 Applied Piano: Non-Music Majors: 1 hour.

One credit hour for half hour weekly individual lessons. One hour practice per hour of credit. May be repeated for credit. Individual instruction for beginning to advanced students to develop skills for personal enrichment

MUA 1050 Voice: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1110 Flute: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1150 Clarinet: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1210 Saxophone: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1250 Oboe: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1310 Bassoon: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1350 Trumpet: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1410 Horn: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1450 Trombone: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1510 Euphonium: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1550 Tuba: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1610 Percussion: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1650 Strings: 1,2 hour.

MUA 1710 Guitar: 1,2 hour.

Variable credit 1 or 2 hours credit: Three hours practice per hour of credit. May be repeated for credit. All students of applied music will be given proficieny examinations which will be held at the end of each semester. All Music Majors are required to perform in weekly recital hour on their major instrument at least once each semester. (Does not apply in the first semester of the freshman year or during the student teaching semester)

MUA 1810 Music Composition: 1,2 hour.

(Prerequisities: MU 1213 for composition or consent of instructor). Variable credit 1 or 2 hours. Three hours practice per week per credit hour. May be repeated for credit. Individual instruction for instruments, voice, or composition. See department guidelines regarding procedure and recital performance

MUA 2010 Applied Piano: 1,2 hour.

(Prerequisites: MU 1213 for composition;MU 1121 or MU 3121 for piano; or consent of instructor). Variable credit, 1 or 2 credit hours, Three hours practice per week per credit hour. May be repeated for credit. Individual instruction for instruments, voice, or composition. See departmental guidelines regarding exams procedure and recital performance

MUA 2050 Voice: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2110 Flute: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2150 Clarinet: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2210 Saxophone: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2250 Oboe: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2310 Bassoon: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2350 Trumpet: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2410 Horn: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2450 Trombone: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2510 Euphonium: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2550 Tuba: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2610 Percussion: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2650 Strings: 1,2 hour.

MUA 2710 Guitar: 1,2 hour.

Variable credit 1 or 2 hours credit: Three hours practice per week per hour of credit. May be repeated for credit. All students of applied music will be given juried examinations which will be held at the end of each semester. All Music Majors are required to perform in Student Recital on their major instrument at least once each semester. (Does not apply in the first semester of the freshman year or during the student teaching semester)

MUA 2810 Music Composition: 1,2 hour.

(Prerequisites: MU 1213 for composition or consent of instructor). Variable credit 1 or 2 hours. Three hours practice per week per credit hour. May be repeated for credit. Individual instruction for instruments, voice, or composition. See department guidelines regarding procedure and recital performance

MUA 2990 Special Topics in Applied Music: 1-9 hours.

MUA 3010 Applied Piano: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3050 Voice: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3110 Flute: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3150 Clarinet: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3210 Saxophone: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3250 Oboe: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3310 Bassoon: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3350 Trumpet: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3410 Horn: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3450 Trombone: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3510 Euphonium: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3550 Tuba: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3610 Percussion: 1,2 hour.

MUA 3710 Guitar: 1,2 hour.

Variable credit 1 or 2 hours credit: Three hours practice per week per hour of credit. May be repeated for credit. All students of applied music will be given juried examinations which will be held at the end of each semester. All Music Majors are required to perform in Student Recital on their major instrument at least once each semester. (Does not apply in the first semester of the freshman year or during the student teaching semester)

MUA 3810 Music Composition: 1,2 hour.

(Prerequisites: MU 1213 for composition or consent of instructor). Variable credit, 1 or 2 hours. Three hours of practice per week per credit hour. May be repeated for credit. Individual instruction for instruments, voice, or composition. See department guidelines regarding procedure and recital performance

MUA 8440 Individual Studio Instruction: 1-2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program). Directed individual study of one to two credit hours. Designed to provide students with advanced, professional-level instruction on a primary or secondary instrument/voice area. Pedagogical techniques and practices frequently used in instructing younger musicians may also be covered

MUA 8450 Applied Composition: 1-2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program). Directed individual study of one to two credit hours. Instruction in compositional techniques through the completion of creative projects commensurate with the student's interest and ability as well as acceptable to and appropriate for graduate music study

MUA 8460 Applied Conducting: 1-2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program.) One to two hours studio. Individual study of selected scores and conducting techniques. Instruction will be by private studio study with independent practice required

Music Courses

MU 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

MU 1003 Fundamentals of Music Theory: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Development of skills for music reading, writing, listening and analyzing. Topics will include pitch, rhythm, meter, scales and basic harmony

MU 1010 Recital Hour: 1 hour.

Minimum one (1) hour weekly. Performance and critique experiences in applied music. Required for music (BA) and music education (BME) majors. Can be repeated for credit

MU 1103 African American Music: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of African musical and cultural traditions with focus on the impact of these traditions on the development and advancement of African American Music. (Same as AAS 1103)

MU 1111 Piano Class: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Beginning piano for non-music majors

MU 1113 History and Appreciation of Music: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Historical development of music and the composers of the different eras; individual investigation of related special topics; individual and directed listening to music examples

MU 1123 History and Appreciation of American Music: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Historical development of music and composers of the United States; individual investigation of related American music special topics; individual and directed listening to musical examples

MU 1131 Voice Class: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Class study of Voice Production

MU 1133 The History of Rock and Roll: 3 hours.

Three-hour lecture. History of the development of Rock and Roll from the early 1950’s to the present, including early Rock and Roll, the British invasion, and 21st century current trends; the course examines the symbiotic relationship between music and society

MU 1141 Song Literature: 1 hour.

One hour seminar. Emphasis is placed on the history and compositional characteristics of Western art song in terms of melody, harmony, rhythm, accompaniment, form, and poetry through score study, research presentations, and listening assignments

MU 1151 Vocal Pedagogy: 1 hour.

One hour seminar. Course gives a comprehensive overview of the anatomy/physiology of the human voice, the acoustic properties that govern resonance, and vocal health. It also contains a practicum as students teach voice lessons gaining practical experience

MU 1162 Music History I: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. An introduction to musical styles and an intensive study of the music and composers of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, emphasizing listening and score-study. (Primarily for Music majors.)

MU 1163 Introduction to Music in Film: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A survey of music in motion picture media, the roles it has played from the silent to contemporary eras, and the cultures and people that produced it

MU 1213 Music Theory I: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Fundamental concepts of notation of key signatures, intervals, scales, chords, and clefs. Principles of Common-Practice Period Functional Harmony. Co-requisite:MU 1321 or consent of instructor

MU 1241 Diction I: 1 hour.

One hour seminar. Course acquaints voice student with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols and their application to English and German languages. Correct singing pronunciation of these languages as applied to art song will be the focus of the course

MU 1251 Diction II: 1 hour.

One hour seminar. Course acquaints voice student with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols and their application to Italian and French languages. Correct singing pronunciation of these languages as applied to art song will be the focus of the course

MU 1321 Ear Training I: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Aural indentification, singing and dictation of major and minor scales, diatonic melodies, isolated harmonies, simple intervals and rhythms. Co-requisite: MU 1213 or consent of instructor

MU 1413 Music Theory II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: C or better in MU 1213). Three hours lecture. Further elements of harmony, including seventh-chords, non-chord tones, chromatic vocabulary. Small forms. Co-requisite: MU 1521 or consent of instructor

MU 1521 Ear Training II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: C or better in MU 1321) Two hours laboratory. Aural identification, singing and dictation of diatonic melodies, triads, simple intervals and rhythms. Co-requisite: MU 1413 or consent of instructor

MU 2011 Third Year Woodwind Ensembles: 1 hour.

(Audition Required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant woodwind literature. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 2012 World Music: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. A survey of the non-Western musics and music cultures of the world. The course will serve as an introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology, the study of music in the context of culture

MU 2111 Piano Class: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Beginning piano for instrumental and vocal music majors

MU 2121 Piano Class: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Beginning piano for instrumental and vocal music majors

MU 2322 Music History II: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MU 1162 or permission of instructor.) Two hours lecture. An intensive study of the music and composers of the Baroque and Classical periods, Monteverdi through Beethoven, emphasizing listening and score-study.(Primarily for Music majors.)

MU 2323 Music History III: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or betterin MU 2322 or permission of instructor.) Three hours lecture. An intensive study of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Western Art Music and composers and music for non-Western cultures, emphasizing listening, score-study, writing and speaking. (Primarily for Music majors.)

MU 2411 Guitar Ensemble: 1 hour.

(Audition required) One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of guitar ensemble literature. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 2511 Marching Band: 1 hour.

(Audition Required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant marching band literature. May be repeated for credit more than once. (Fall semester only)

MU 2521 Steel Drum Ensemble: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Exploration of performance techniques, repertoire, and cultural history of Trinidadian steel drums. No audition required. May be repeated for credit

MU 2531 Concert Band: 1 hour.

(Audition required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant concert band literature. May be repeated for credit more than once. (Spring semester only)

MU 2551 Percussion Ensemble: 1 hour.

(Audition required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant percussion literature. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 2561 Symphonic Band: 1 hour.

(Audition required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant symphonic band literature. May be repeated for credit more than once. (Spring semester only)

MU 2571 Wind Ensemble: 1 hour.

(Audition required). One to five rehearsals per week. Study, rehearsal and performance of select literature from the wind band repertory. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 2611 Concert Choir: 1 hour.

(Audition required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant choral literature. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 2613 Music Theory III: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: C or better in MU 1413).Three hours lecture. Chromatic vocabulary, including augmented sixth chords, Neapolitans and modulation, Late Romantic and early 20th Century innovations such as extended tertian chords and substitution chords. Co-requisite: MU 2721 or consent of instructor

MU 2631 Starkville Community Choir: 1 hour.

(Audution required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant choral literature. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 2681 Opera Workshop: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Course acquaints the voice student with the basics of stagecraft, movement, and acting skills. Course provides the student with the opportunity to study, develop, and improve their dramatic skills outside of the voice studio

MU 2721 Ear Training III: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: C or better in MU 1521) Two hours laboratory. Aural identification, singing and dictation of diatonic melodies with chromatic inflection, seventh chords and rhythms. Co-requisite: MU 2613 or consent of instructor

MU 2731 Chamber Singers: 1 hour.

(Audition required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant choral literature. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 2813 Music Theory IV: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: C or higher in MU 2613 and MU 2721, or equivalents; Co-requisite MU 2921 unless already passed with C or better.) Three hours lecture. Advanced harmony and musical structure; mastery developed through readings, exercises, examinations, and creative projects

MU 2851 Brass Ensembles: 1 hour.

(Audition required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant brass literature. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 2911 Jazz Ensemble: 1 hour.

(Audition required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of significant jazz ensemble literature. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 2921 Ear Training IV: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: C or better in MU 2721; co-requisite: MU 2831 or consent of instructor). Two hours laboratory. Aural identification, singing and dictation of modes, artificial scales, non-triadic chords, modulating melodies , compound intervals

MU 2951 Philharmonia: 1 hour.

(Two hour studio.) Study, rehearsal and performance of orchestral repertory with a focus on literature for chamber orchestra. Can be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: audition or invitation

MU 2990 Special Topics in Music: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

MU 3013 Survey of Western Music History I: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A survey of western music history from Antiquity through the Baroque Period (up to ca. 1750 A.D./C.E.). This course serves as the first in a 2-course music history sequence required for music majors

MU 3023 Survey of Western Music History II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: MU 3013 or permission of instructor). Three hours lecture. A survey of western music history from Classical Period through the present (from ca. 1750 A.D./C.E.). This is the second in a 2-course music history sequence

MU 3111 Piano Class: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MU 2121 or equivalent or permission of instructor). Two hours laboratory. Intermediate piano for instrumental and vocal music majors; continuation of MU 2121

MU 3112 Functional Skills of Piano I: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in MU 1213-1413). Two hours laboratory. Functional keyboard skills for music majors who read and play intermediate to advanced-level piano repertoire

MU 3121 Piano Class: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. Continuation of MU 3111

MU 3122 Functional Skills of Piano II: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Prior credit or concurrent enrollment in MU 1213-1413). Two hours laboratory. Functional keyboard skills for music majors who read and play intermediate to advanced-level piano repertoire

MU 3123 Creative Arts for Elementary and Middle Levels: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education) Three hours lecture. An exploration of musical and artistic elements utilizing a variety of multicultural music, dance, drama and aesthetic visual. (Same as EDE 3443)

MU 3201 Collaborative Piano Ensemble: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: late intermediate to early advanced piano skills. Audition required). One to five rehearsals per week. The study and performance of vocal/piano and instrumental piano repertoire. May be repeated for credit more than once

MU 3333 Orchestration: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: C or higher in MU 2813 and MU 2921, or equivalents, plus fully-passed Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination.) Three hours lecture. Study of instruments and orchestration techniques; mastery through readings, exercises, examinations, presentations, and creative projects

MU 3412 Conducting: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. The elements of conducting, baton technique, and interpretation

MU 3433 Piano Literature: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Repertoire, curriculum building, in a chronological and historical organization for teachers. Includes learning repertoire for teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced piano. Recommended for all students in the keyboard concentration. Requires music reading and some knowledge of history

MU 3442 Advanced Conducting: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: MU 3412 or consent of instructor). One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Continuation of MU 3412 with emphasis on interpretation of significant instrumental and choral literature

MU 4000 Directed Individual Study in Music: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

MU 4313 Form and Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: C or higher in MU 2813 and MU 2921, or equivalents, plus fully-passed Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination.) Three hours lecture. A survey of forms in music literature, with emphasis on harmonic structure and analytical techniques

MU 4322 Band Arranging: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. (Prerequisite: Passing scores on both written and aural portions of the Music Theory Upper Division exam.) Study of idiomatic writing for instrumental ensembles, including marching, concert, and jazz bands

MU 4990 Special Topics in Music: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

MU 6990 Special Topics in Music: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

MU 7000 Directed Individual Study in Music: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged. modulations, and harmonic analysis

MU 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Music: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

MU 8013 Seminar in Music History Research: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program.) Three hours graduate seminar. Develops knowledge and skills necessary to conduct advanced research in subjects relating to music history

MU 8023 Seminar in Music Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program). Three hours seminar. Directed study and discussion of topics in music theory, emphasizing individual analysis, writing and presentation

MU 8402 Advanced Instrumental Arranging: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to MME degree program; or permission of instructor). Two hours lecture. Advanced scoring practice in arranging music for concert, marching, jazz bands, and small instrumental ensembles

MU 8412 World Drumming: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program). Two hours lecture. An introduction to drum techniques, traditional rhythms, performance practices, ensemble organization, and musical concepts of selected world drumming traditions

MU 8422 Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to MME Degree Program). Two hours lecture. Group piano course designed to help music educators improve keyboard skills for playing parts and accompaniments, singing and playing, playing from lead sheets, improvisation, and sight playing

MU 8482 Wind Band Literature: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: admittance to the MME program). Two hours lecture. The study of the literature and history of the concert band (Renaissance to present era)

MU 8990 Special Topics in Music: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)