2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

Lamont School of Music

Office: Newman Performing Arts Center 
Mail Code: 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-6400
Web Site: http://www.du.edu/lamont

With its wide array of degrees and certificates, outstanding faculty and superior new facilities, the Lamont School of Music is one of the most distinguished music programs in the United States.

The Lamont School of Music offers bachelor of music programs with majors in composition, jazz studies and commercial music, performance, and recording and production, as well as a bachelor of arts in music.

The faculty is composed of professors and instructors who actively perform, compose, publish, and lecture worldwide. The Lamont School of Music is located in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, a 186,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility opened in 2002 and officially inaugurated in 2003. The Newman Center includes an academic building, a 225-seat recital hall, a 1,000-seat concert/opera hall and a 250-seat flexible theater. The academic building is replete with teaching studios, practice rooms (some of which are digitally enhanced as “virtual” acoustic practice rooms), large rehearsal spaces, a music library, a digital keyboard laboratory, two recording studios, an electronic music lab, classrooms with smart-to-the-seat technology and an 80-seat recital salon.

Music

Bachelor of Arts Major Requirements

(183 credits required for the degree)

70 credits, including the following:

MUAC 1001
MUAC 1002
MUAC 1003
Music Theory I
and Music Theory I
and Music Theory I
6
MUAC 1020
MUAC 1021
MUAC 1022
Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills I
6
MUAC 2004
MUAC 2005
MUAC 2006
Music Theory II
and Music Theory II
and Music Theory II
6
MUAC 2020
MUAC 2021
MUAC 2022
Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills II
6
OR
Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
and Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
and Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
Jazz Improvisation & Composition
and Jazz Improvisation & Composition
and Jazz Improvisation & Composition
MUAC 1211Music Technology4
MUAC 2051Musicology: Foundations of Musicology3
Select five additional 2000-level musicology courses from the following:15
Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music
Musicology: Baroque Music
Musicology: Classical Music
Musicology: Romantic Music
Musicology: Modern Music
Musicology: Introduction to World Musics
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)
MUPR (2000-level)Applied lessons on major instrument with assigned instructor (Two credits per quarter)12
MUEN (3000-level)Ensembles as assigned (Must audition and participate in one ensemble per quarter as assigned)12
Total Credits70

In addition, students must meet piano proficiency and culminating project requirements.  Piano proficiency must be completed by the end of sophomore year.

Secondary Major Requirements

70 credits. Same requirements as for BA degree.

Minor Requirements

23 credits, including the following:

MUAC 1001
MUAC 1002
Music Theory I
and Music Theory I 1
4
MUAC 1020
MUAC 1021
Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills I 1
4
OR
Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
and Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
Select two of the following:6
Musicology: Foundations of Musicology
Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music
Musicology: Baroque Music
Musicology: Classical Music
Musicology: Romantic Music
Musicology: Modern Music
Musicology: Introduction to World Musics
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)
MUPR (2000-level)Applied lessons on major instrument with assigned instructor (Two credits per quarter)6
MUEN (3000-level)Ensembles3
Total Credits23
1

Eight credits to be taken in the fall and winter quarters

Note: Prior to beginning a minor in music, students must complete the following:

  • an audition with the appropriate Music faculty;
  • the theory and aural skills placement exam, which is only given the week before fall quarter classes begin. (Contact the advisor at the Lamont School of Music for more information.)

Composition

Bachelor of Music Major Requirements

(194 credits required for the degree)

132 credits, including the following:

MUAC 1001
MUAC 1002
MUAC 1003
Music Theory I
and Music Theory I
and Music Theory I
6
MUAC 1020
MUAC 1021
MUAC 1022
Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills I
6
MUAC 2004
MUAC 2005
MUAC 2006
Music Theory II
and Music Theory II
and Music Theory II
6
MUAC 2020
MUAC 2021
MUAC 2022
Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills II
6
MUAC 1920Basic Conducting2
MUAC 1211Music Technology4
MUAC 2051Musicology: Foundations of Musicology3
Select five additional 2000-level musicology courses from the following:15
Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music
Musicology: Baroque Music
Musicology: Classical Music
Musicology: Romantic Music
Musicology: Modern Music
Musicology: Introduction to World Musics
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)
MUPR 2925
2925
2925
2925
2925
2925
2925
2925
2925
2925
2925
2925
Composition
and Composition
and Composition
and Composition
and Composition
and Composition
and Composition
and Composition
and Composition
and Composition
and Composition
and Composition
48
MUEN (3000-level)Ensembles as assigned (Must audition and participate in one ensemble per quarter as assigned)12
MUAC 3124
3124
3124
3124
3124
3124
3124
3124
3124
3124
3124
3124
Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
and Composition Seminar
12
Area requirements12
Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis: Set-Theory and Serialism
Select two additional courses from the following:
Rhythm & Meter in Tonal Music
Advanced Composition
Orchestration
Form and Analysis (Instructor permission required)
Tonal Counterpoint (Instructor permission required)
Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis (Instructor permission required)
Total Credits132

In addition, students must meet piano proficiency and sophomore composition proficiency requirements.  Piano proficiency must be completed by the end of sophomore year.  After the first quarter, students must have a new work performed on the Lamont Composer's Series Concert each quarter. 

Jazz Studies and Commercial Music

Bachelor of Music Major Requirements

(194 credits required for the degree)

132 credits, including the following:

MUAC 1013
MUAC 1014
MUAC 1015
Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
and Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
and Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
12
MUAC 3870
3870
3870
Jazz Improvisation & Composition
and Jazz Improvisation & Composition
and Jazz Improvisation & Composition (Four credits per quarter for three quarters)
12
MUAC 1920Basic Conducting2
MUAC 1211Music Technology4
MUAC 2051Musicology: Foundations of Musicology3
MUAC 2058
MUAC 2059
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)
and Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)
6
Select three additional 2000-level musicology courses from the following:9
Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music
Musicology: Baroque Music
Musicology: Classical Music
Musicology: Romantic Music
Musicology: Modern Music
Musicology: Introduction to World Musics
MUPR (2000-level)Applied lessons on major instrument with assigned instructor (Four credits per quarter)48
MUEN (3000-level)Ensembles as assigned (Must audition and participate in two ensembles per quarter as assigned)24
Area Requirements12
Jazz at the Keyboard
The Business Side of Music
Choose from the following to complete additional four credits:
Jazz Rhythm Section
Advanced Jazz Improvisation and Composition
Advanced Jazz Arranging I
Jazz and Commercial Music Orchestration and Arranging
Jazz and Commercial Music Orchestration and Arranging
Audio Production I (Instructor permission required)
Audio Production II
and Audio Production III
and Audio Production IV
and Audio Production V
and Audio Production VI (Instructor permission required for any audio production course beyond MUAC 3061)
Tonal Counterpoint (Instructor permission required)
MUPR (2000-level)
Additional applied lessons
MUEN (3000-level)
Additional ensembles
Total Credits132

In addition, students must meet piano proficiency and sophomore performance proficiency requirements.  Piano proficiency must be completed by the end of sophomore year.  Students must present a junior recital and a senior recital.

Certificate Requirements

24 credits as follows:

MUPR (2000-level)Applied lessons on major instruments6
MUEN (3000-level)Ensembles as assigned 6
Electives12
Choose three courses from the following:
Jazz at the Keyboard
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Jazz Improvisation & Composition
Advanced Jazz Improvisation and Composition
Advanced Jazz Arranging I
Jazz and Commercial Music Orchestration and Arranging
Jazz and Commercial Music Orchestration and Arranging
Total Credits24

Performance

Bachelor of Music Major Requirements

(194 credits required for the degree)

132 credits, including the following:

MUAC 1001
MUAC 1002
MUAC 1003
Music Theory I
and Music Theory I
and Music Theory I
6
MUAC 1020
MUAC 1021
MUAC 1022
Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills I
6
MUAC 2004
MUAC 2005
MUAC 2006
Music Theory II
and Music Theory II
and Music Theory II
6
MUAC 2020
MUAC 2021
MUAC 2022
Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills II
6
MUAC 1920Basic Conducting2
MUAC 1211Music Technology4
MUAC 2051Musicology: Foundations of Musicology3
Select five additional 2000-level musicology courses from the following:15
Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music
Musicology: Baroque Music
Musicology: Classical Music
Musicology: Romantic Music
Musicology: Modern Music
Musicology: Introduction to World Musics
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)
MUPR (2000-level)Applied lessons with assigned instructor (Four credits per quarter)48
MUEN (3000-level)Ensembles as assigned (Must audition and participate in two ensembles per quarter as assigned)24
Area requirements listed below by department12
Brass
Horn
Orchestral Studies for Brass
Pedagogy & Repertoire Horn
Professional Brass Techniques (To be taken senior year, unless otherwise approved by department)
Music elective to be approved by studio professor
Trombone/Euphonium
Orchestral Studies for Brass
Pedagogy & Repertoire Trombone
Professional Brass Techniques (To be taken senior year, unless otherwise approved by department)
Music elective to be approved by studio professor
Trumpet
Orchestral Studies for Brass
Pedagogy & Repertoire Trumpet
Professional Brass Techniques (To be taken senior year, unless otherwise approved by department)
Music elective to be approved by studio professor
Tuba
Orchestral Studies for Brass
Pedagogy & Repertoire Tuba
Professional Brass Techniques (To be taken senior year, unless otherwise approved by department)
Music elective to be approved by studio professor
Carillon
Carillon Pedagogy I
and Carillon Pedagogy I
Carillon History and Mechanics
and Carillon History and Mechanics
Guitar
Pedagogy & Repertoire Guitar
and Pedagogy & Repertoire Guitar
Guitar History
Harp
Pedagogy & Repertoire Harp
and Pedagogy & Repertoire Harp
Music elective to be approved by studio professor
Musical Theater
Choose from the following to complete twelve credits:
Acting I
Acting I
Stage Movement & Dance
Stage Movement & Dance
Stage Movement & Dance
Music Theater Survey
Music Theater Survey II
Vocal Pedagogy
Choral Pedagogy I
and Choral Pedagogy II
Choral Literature I
and Choral Literature II
History of Opera: From Monteverdi to Minimalism and Beyond (Instructor permission required)
Organ
Pedagogy & Repertoire Organ
and Pedagogy & Repertoire Organ
and Pedagogy & Repertoire Organ
Organ Improvisation
and Organ Improvisation
and Organ Improvisation
Percussion
Pedagogy & Repertoire Percussion
and Pedagogy & Repertoire Percussion
Choose from the following to complete four credits:
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Percussion Set (Or Percussion Hand Drum Lessons)
or MUPR 2671
Percussion Set
Piano
Introduction to Piano Pedagogy I
and Introduction to Piano Pedagogy II
Piano Repertoire I
and Piano Repertoire II
and Piano Repertoire III
Strings
Bass
Choose from the following to complete twelve credits:
Seminar-Performance Psychology
Audio Production I (Instructor permission required)
The Business Side of Music
Orchestral Excerpts-Bass
Pedagogy & Rep Double Bass
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Alexander Technique
MUAC (3000-level or 4000-level)
Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or Theory course (Instructor permission may be required)
Cello
Choose from the following to complete twelve credits:
Seminar-Performance Psychology
The Business Side of Music
Suzuki Cello Seminar I
Suzuki Cello Seminar I
Suzuki Cello Seminar I
Suzuki Cello Seminar II
Suzuki Cello Seminar II
Suzuki Cello Seminar II
Orchestral Excerpts-Cello
Pedagogy & Repertoire Cello
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Alexander Technique
Audio Production I (Instructor permission required)
MUAC (3000-level or 4000-level)
Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or Theory course (Instructor permission may be required)
Viola
Choose from the following to complete twelve credits:
Seminar-Performance Psychology
Audio Production I (Instructor permission required)
The Business Side of Music
Orchestral Excerpts Viola (Two quarter sequence - Winter and Spring every even year)
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Alexander Technique
MUAC (3000-level or 4000-level)
Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or Theory course (Instructor permission may be required)
Violin
Choose from the following to complete twelve credits:
Seminar-Performance Psychology
Audio Production I (Instructor permission required)
The Business Side of Music
Suzuki Violin Seminar I
Suzuki Violin Seminar I
Suzuki Violin Seminar I
Orchestral Excerpts-Violin
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Alexander Technique
MUAC (3000-level or 4000-level)
Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or Theory course (Instructor permission may be required)
Voice
Lyric Diction-English/Italian
Lyric Diction:German/French
Vocal Literature Survey
The Dynamic Body: Foundations in Movement Methods and Body Awareness Principles
Choose from the following to complete four credits:
Vocal Pedagogy
and Voice Pedagogy
Choral Pedagogy I
and Choral Pedagogy II
Choral Literature I
and Choral Literature II
Woodwinds
Bassoon
Pedagogy & Repertoire Bassoon
Pedagogy & Repertoire Bassoon
Choose from the following to complete four credits:
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Seminar-Performance Psychology
and Alexander Technique
Clarinet
Pedagogy & Repertoire Clarinet
and Pedagogy & Repertoire Clarinet
Choose from the following to complete four credits:
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Seminar-Performance Psychology
and Alexander Technique
Flute
Pedagogy & Repertoire Flute
and Pedagogy & Repertoire Flute
Choose from the following to complete four credits:
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Seminar-Performance Psychology
and Alexander Technique
Oboe
Pedagogy & Repertoire Oboe
and Pedagogy & Repertoire Oboe
Choose from the following to complete four credits:
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Seminar-Performance Psychology
and Alexander Technique
Saxophone
Pedagogy & Repertoire Saxophone
and Pedagogy & Repertoire Saxophone
Choose from the following to complete four credits:
Basic Jazz Improvisation
Seminar-Performance Psychology
and Alexander Technique
Total Credits132

In addition, students must meet piano proficiency and sophomore performance proficiency requirements.  Piano proficiency must be completed by the end of sophomore year.  Students must present a junior recital and a senior recital.

Concentrations are available for this major in the following areas: bass, bassoon, carillon, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, harp, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone/euphonium, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, and voice.

Artist Diploma (Certificate in Music)

Certificate requirements

Coursework requirements

Core coursework requirements
Complete all of the following courses:
MUAC, MUPR, MUEN (3000-level or 4000-level)Upper division Music electives9
MUPR (2000-level)Applied Lessons (2 credits per quarter)12
MUEN (3000-level) Ensemble/Chamber Music6
Note: These are minimum hours required. Candidates must enroll for at least one credit hour per quarter for each quarter of study and participate in at least two ensembles per quarter of study.
Total Credits27

Minimum number of credits required for the certificate: 27 credits

Non-coursework requirements

  • Candidates will perform three juried, full-length solo recitals. 
  • Candidates will participate in at least two ensembles each quarter, as assigned by faculty.
  • Candidates will participate in the Lamont Honors Competition and the Lamont Chamber Music Competition at least once during enrollment in the Program.

Recording and Production

Bachelor of Music Major Requirements

(194 credits required for the degree)

128 credits, including the following:

MUAC 1001
MUAC 1002
MUAC 1003
Music Theory I
and Music Theory I
and Music Theory I
6
MUAC 1020
MUAC 1021
MUAC 1022
Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills I
6
MUAC 2004
MUAC 2005
MUAC 2006
Music Theory II
and Music Theory II
and Music Theory II
6
MUAC 2020
MUAC 2021
MUAC 2022
Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills II
6
OR:
Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
and Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
and Jazz Theory and Aural Skills
Jazz Improvisation & Composition
and Jazz Improvisation & Composition
and Jazz Improvisation & Composition
MUAC 2051Musicology: Foundations of Musicology3
Select five additional 2000-level musicology courses from the following:15
Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music
Musicology: Baroque Music
Musicology: Classical Music
Musicology: Romantic Music
Musicology: Modern Music
Musicology: Introduction to World Musics
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)
Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)
MUAC 1920Basic Conducting2
MUAC 3061
MUAC 3059
MUAC 3058
Audio Production I
and Audio Production II
and Audio Production III
12
MUAC 3064
MUAC 3065
MUAC 3066
Audio Production IV
and Audio Production V
and Audio Production VI
12
MUPR (2000-level)Applied lessons with assigned instructor (Four credits per quarter)36
MUAC 2067
2067
2067
2067
2067
2067
2067
2067
2067
2067
2067
2067
Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
and Audio Practicum
12
MUEN (3000-level)Ensembles as assigned (Must audition and participate in one ensemble per quarter as assigned)12
Total Credits128

In addition, students must meet piano proficiency and sophomore music recording proficiency requirements.  Piano proficiency must be completed by the end of sophomore year.  Students must complete an internship approved by the department chair; students must complete the audio production course sequence before beginning the internship.  Students must complete a senior production project approved by the department chair.

Suzuki Pedagogy

Certificate Program

CELLO
LEVEL 1
MUAC 3463Suzuki Cello Seminar I2
MUAC 3464Suzuki Cello Seminar I2
MUAC 3465Suzuki Cello Seminar I2
MUAC 3460Suzuki Cello Practicum1
or MUAC 3461 Suzuki Cello Practicum
or MUAC 3462 Suzuki Cello Practicum
MUAC 3439Teaching Note Reading2
LEVEL 2
MUAC 3466Suzuki Cello Seminar II2
MUAC 3467Suzuki Cello Seminar II2
MUAC 3468Suzuki Cello Seminar II2
MUAC 3460Suzuki Cello Practicum1
or MUAC 3461 Suzuki Cello Practicum
or MUAC 3462 Suzuki Cello Practicum
MUAC 4450Suzuki Group Lesson Practicum2
Total Credits18
VIOLIN
LEVEL 1
MUAC 3470Suzuki Violin Seminar I2
MUAC 3471Suzuki Violin Seminar I2
MUAC 3472Suzuki Violin Seminar I2
MUAC 3477Suzuki Violin Practicum1
or MUAC 3478 Suzuki Violin Practicum
or MUAC 3479 Suzuki Violin Practicum
MUAC 3439Teaching Note Reading2
LEVEL 2
MUAC 3282Suzuki Violin Seminar II2
MUAC 3283Suzuki Violin Seminar II2
MUAC 3284Suzuki Violin Seminar II2
MUAC 3477Suzuki Violin Practicum1
or MUAC 3478 Suzuki Violin Practicum
or MUAC 3479 Suzuki Violin Practicum
MUAC 4450Suzuki Group Lesson Practicum2
Total Credits18

Admission and Audition Requirements

In addition to being accepted for study by the University, students desiring admission to the Lamont School of Music must audition with the appropriate music faculty and complete a Lamont application. Audition requirements differ by area. Requirements can be reviewed on the Lamont School of Music website. An in-person audition is preferable; however, students may submit a high quality video recording for review.

Participation, Attendance and Examination Requirements

Performance Juries

To ensure students are progressing appropriately on their major instrument, juries are given at least once a year but may be held every quarter depending on the department. Contact the appropriate faculty member for more details.

Sophomore Proficiency Examination

The sophomore proficiency examination is designed to determine if a student is prepared to continue in one of the Bachelor of Music degree programs.  More information is available in the Lamont Student Handbook or from department chairs.

Ensemble Participation

Ensemble requirements for each degree program and specific requirements for some concentrations can be found in the Lamont Student Handbook.

Piano Proficiency Examination

All Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts students must pass piano proficiency requirements designated for their degrees no later than the end of the sophomore year. This is not required of piano concentrations.

Theory and Aural Skills Placement Examination

All music students must take the theory and aural skills placement examination, which is only given the week before fall quarter classes begin.

Convocation Attendance

All Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts students must attend all scheduled Convocations each quarter.

Requirements for Distinction in the Major in Music

BA students majoring in Music who wish to receive Distinction in the Major upon graduation must achieve the following:

  • Propose and complete a project, as approved by the student's faculty advisor and an appropriate supervising Lamont faculty member (as per agreement between the student and the student's chosen faculty member), to make their BA in Music degree truly distinctive.  Note that the faculty advisor and supervising Lamont faculty member may be one and the same person.  Possible projects include, but are not limited to:

A.  A lecture-recital co-supervised by the student's applied teacher and a Musicology/Ethnomusicology/Theory faculty member.

B.  An innovative recital or other artistic endeavor that involves the participation of several other people.

C.  An expanded version of an exemplary paper written in an upper division class suitable, for example, for presentation at a Lamont Colloquium and/or submission for the undergraduate journal WRITlarge for possible publication.

D.  An exemplary PINS project.

  • Earn a 3.75 GPA in the major, 3.50 GPA overall.

Requirements for Distinction in the Major in Composition

BM students in Composition who wish to receive Distinction in the Major upon graduation must achieve the following:

  • Propose and complete, as approved by the student's studio professor and Composition department chair, and in addition to the required quarterly performances of the student's compositions, one of the following:

A.  Independent study in a theoretical, musicological, or ethnomusicological topic.

B.  An in-depth exploration of a topic outside music, followed by the composition of a new work that reflects this exploration, with the premiere performance supplemented by an explanatory essay or lecture.

C.  An interdisciplinary collaboration, culminating either in the performance of an opera scene or in the composition of incidental or background music for film, dance, theater, video, or an electronic game.

D.  Modification of existing music that is in public domain – e.g., editing early music, reducing music from orchestral scores to piano for two or four hands, or simplifying difficult instrumental music to expand the repertoire for beginning players.

E.  Performance art or other work that is outside traditional boundaries of musical composition and performance.  The topic and format of a project must be pre-approved by the Composition faculty.

F.  An alternative project that is not listed here.

  • Earn a 3.75 GPA in the major, 3.50 GPA overall.

Requirements for Distinction in the Major in Jazz and Commercial Music

BM students in Jazz Studies who wish to receive Distinction in the Major upon graduating must achieve the following:

  • Propose and complete, as approved by the student's studio professor and Lamont department chair, an additional element for the junior or senior recital to make it truly distinctive;
  • Receive the Outstanding Recital Award for either junior or senior recital, or demonstrate significant performance activity as recognized by the student's department at Lamont;
  • Earn a 3.75 GPA in the major, 3.50 GPA overall.

Requirements for Distinction in the Major in Performance

BM students in Performance who wish to receive Distinction in the Major upon graduating must achieve the following:

  • Propose and complete, as approved by the student's studio professor and Lamont department chair, an additional element for the junior or senior recital to make it truly distinctive;

  • Receive the Outstanding Recital award for either junior or senior recital, or demonstrate significant performance activity as recognized by the student's department at Lamont;

  • Earn a 3.75 GPA in the major, 3.50 GPA overall.

Requirements for Distinction in the Major in Recording and Audio Production

BM students in Recording and Production who wish to receive Distinction in the Major upon graduation must achieve the following:

  • Propose and complete, as approved by the director of the Recording and Production program, additional elements for the senior project to make it truly distinctive;
  • Demonstrate consistent excellence, professionalism, and leadership as a student audio engineer, including the completion of an exemplary senior project;
  • Earn a 3.75 GPA in the major, 3.50 GPA overall.

The following course plans represent the minimum courses students should plan to take each quarter for each degree.  Students should select additional Music and Common Curriculum courses to complete their course loads each quarter in consultation with the Lamont advisor.

Music

Bachelor of Arts (183 credits, 70 in music)

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
FSEM 11114MUAC 100212MUAC 100312
MUAC 100112MUAC 102112MUAC 102212
MUAC 102012MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Applied Lessons2MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons2
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons2WRIT 11224WRIT 11334
 11 11 11
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUAC 200412MUAC 200512MUAC 200612
MUAC 202012MUAC 202112MUAC 202212
MUAC 20513MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR Applied Lessons2MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons2MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons2
 10 10 10
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
 4 4 4
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
 1 1 1
Total Credits: 78

 Options to Fill Credit Load Each Term

MUAC 1161Piano Class I4
MUAC 1162Piano Class II4
MUAC 1163Piano Class III4
MUAC 1211Music Technology4
MUAC 2052Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music3
MUAC 2053Musicology: Baroque Music3
MUAC 2054Musicology: Classical Music3
MUAC 2055Musicology: Romantic Music3
MUAC 2056Musicology: Modern Music3
MUAC 2057Musicology: Introduction to World Musics3
MUAC 2058Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)3
MUAC 2059Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)3
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 Theory sequence: Students may substitute MUAC 1013 Jazz Theory and Aural Skills, MUAC 1014 Jazz Theory and Aural SkillsMUAC 1015 Jazz Theory and Aural Skills for the freshman theory sequence and three terms of MUAC 3870 Jazz Improvisation & Composition for the sophomore theory sequence.

Composition

Bachelor of Music (194 credits, 132 in music)

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
FSEM 11114MUAC 10022MUAC 10032
MUAC 10012MUAC 10212MUAC 10222
MUAC 10202MUAC 31241MUAC 31241
MUAC 31241MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4WRIT 11224WRIT 11334
 14 14 14
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUAC 20042MUAC 20052MUAC 20062
MUAC 20202MUAC 20212MUAC 20222
MUAC 20513MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573
MUAC 31241MUAC 31241MUAC 31241
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
 13 13 13
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573
MUAC 31241MUAC 31241MUAC 31241
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
 9 9 9
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUAC 31241MUAC 31241MUAC 31241
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
 6 6 6
Total Credits: 126

 Options to Fill Credit Load Each Term

MUAC 1161Piano Class I4
MUAC 1162Piano Class II4
MUAC 1163Piano Class III4
MUAC 1211Music Technology4
MUAC 1920Basic Conducting2
MUAC 2052Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music3
MUAC 2053Musicology: Baroque Music3
MUAC 2054Musicology: Classical Music3
MUAC 2055Musicology: Romantic Music3
MUAC 2056Musicology: Modern Music3
MUAC 2057Musicology: Introduction to World Musics3
MUAC 2058Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)3
MUAC 2059Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)3
MUAC 3005Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis: Set-Theory and Serialism4
MUAC 3023Rhythm & Meter in Tonal Music4
MUAC 3578Advanced Composition4
MUAC 4002Form and Analysis4
MUAC 4009Tonal Counterpoint4

Jazz Studies and Commercial Music

Bachelor of Music (194 credits, 132 in music)

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
FSEM 11114MUAC 10144MUAC 10154
MUAC 10134MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4WRIT 11224WRIT 11334
 14 14 14
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUAC 20513MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573
MUAC 38704MUAC 38704MUAC 38704
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
 13 13 13
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
 9 9 9
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
 6 6 6
Total Credits: 126

 Options to Fill Credit Load Each Term

MUAC 1211Music Technology4
MUAC 1161Piano Class I4
MUAC 1162Piano Class II4
MUAC 1190Jazz at the Keyboard4
MUAC 1920Basic Conducting2
MUAC 2052Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music3
MUAC 2053Musicology: Baroque Music3
MUAC 2054Musicology: Classical Music3
MUAC 2055Musicology: Romantic Music3
MUAC 2056Musicology: Modern Music3
MUAC 2057Musicology: Introduction to World Musics3
MUAC 2058Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)3
MUAC 2059Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)3
MUAC 3061Audio Production I4
MUAC 3069Jazz Rhythm Section4
MUAC 3092The Business Side of Music4
MUAC 3830Advanced Jazz Arranging I4
MUAC 3831Jazz and Commercial Music Orchestration and Arranging4
MUAC 3832Jazz and Commercial Music Orchestration and Arranging4
MUAC 384421st Century Artistry I2
MUAC 3980Advanced Jazz Improvisation and Composition4
MUAC 4009Tonal Counterpoint4

Performance

Bachelor of Music (194 credits, 132 in music)

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
FSEM 11114MUAC 10022MUAC 10032
MUAC 10012MUAC 10212MUAC 10222
MUAC 10202MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4WRIT 11224WRIT 11334
 14 14 14
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUAC 20042MUAC 20052MUAC 20062
MUAC 20202MUAC 20212MUAC 20222
MUAC 20513MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
 13 13 13
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573MUAC 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, or 20573
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
 9 9 9
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1MUEN 3XXX Ensemble1
MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4MUPR 2XXX Applied Lessons4
 6 6 6
Total Credits: 126

 Options to Fill Credit Load Each Term 

MUAC 1161Piano Class I4
MUAC 1162Piano Class II4
MUAC 1163Piano Class III4
MUAC 1211Music Technology4
MUAC 1920Basic Conducting2
MUAC 2052Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music3
MUAC 2053Musicology: Baroque Music3
MUAC 2054Musicology: Classical Music3
MUAC 2055Musicology: Romantic Music3
MUAC 2056Musicology: Modern Music3
MUAC 2057Musicology: Introduction to World Musics3
MUAC 2058Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)3
MUAC 2059Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)3

Music-Academic Classes Courses

MUAC 1001 Music Theory I (2 Credits)

MUAC 1002 Music Theory I (2 Credits)

MUAC 1003 Music Theory I (2 Credits)

MUAC 1012 Music, Society, and Culture (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to the music of three world areas: Bali, Mexico-America, and South India. For each of these units, students examine a diverse array of genres, analyzing music's relationship to religious life, aesthetics, politics, social organization, and identity. We also discuss the impact of globalization, transnationalism and immigration on the shaping and transformation of musical practice and meaning in each region. Reading materials, listening assignments, and discussion topics are supplemented by in-class performance workshops, designed to give students firsthand experience in non-Western performance traditions. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUAC 1013 Jazz Theory and Aural Skills (4 Credits)

The foundational study of jazz theory and aural skills. Must be a BM student with a major in Jazz Studies or Commercial Music.

MUAC 1014 Jazz Theory and Aural Skills (4 Credits)

The foundational study of jazz theory and aural skills.

MUAC 1015 Jazz Theory and Aural Skills (4 Credits)

The foundational study of jazz theory and aural skills.

MUAC 1016 History of Jazz (4 Credits)

This course examines the short history of jazz and all its sub-styles (swing, bop, cool, etc.) from its roots to the early eighties. Students have access to the entire course online, including all the fantastic listening. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement. Note: Music majors do not receive Common Curriculum credit for this course.

MUAC 1017 History of Rock and Roll (4 Credits)

The "birth of rock" occurred in the mid 1950's as a result of the convergence of pop, country and western, and rhythm and blues. This course traces that evolution by way of examining a broad picture of the general flow of those styles and their artists. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement. Note: Music majors do not receive Common Curriculum credit for this course.

MUAC 1018 Understanding Music (4 Credits)

In this course, students acquire a greater appreciation of musical history, context, composers, and genres. Through listening activities, texts, movies, and live concerts, students become educated listeners, able to describe intelligently musical experiences using appropriate vocabulary. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement. Note: Music majors do not receive Common Curriculum credit for this course.

MUAC 1019 American Popular Music (4 Credits)

American Popular Music combines the study of social and cultural history on the one hand with the analytical study of music styles on the other. Basically, it serves as an introduction to the wealth of American popular music from minstrelsy to hip hop. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement. This class is not available to music or performance majors.

MUAC 1020 Aural Skills I (2 Credits)

Development of aural analysis skills in meter, mode, harmonic function and song forms through solfeggio, singing and dictation.

MUAC 1021 Aural Skills I (2 Credits)

Development of aural analysis skills in meter, mode, harmonic function and song forms through solfeggio, singing and dictation.

MUAC 1022 Aural Skills I (2 Credits)

Development of aural analysis in meter, mode, harmonic function and song forms through solfeggio, singing and dictation.

MUAC 1023 Music, Math, & Computation (4 Credits)

This course examines the interaction of mathematics and music theory from the ancient Greek philosophers to the present day, an interaction that has grown more vibrant with the advent of modern computation. Music theory always occurs within a cultural context. Thus a chief aim of the course is to show how scholars use the tools of mathematics to explain certain cultural preferences. Many of these scholars assert that these preferences are universal because of their mathematical underpinnings; will we examine these assertions critically. Topics include mathematical and computational perspectives on musical proportion, numerology, tuning and temperament, mood, rhythm, and similarity. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUAC 1030 Convocation Attendance (0 Credits)

All undergraduate-level music majors at Lamont School of Music are required to attend three all-School convocations each quarter they are enrolled. Convocations are schedule for Fridays at 2:30. Each quarter's schedule can be found on the Lamont tab of PioneerWeb. Convocations include essential information about Lamont and DU, performances by Lamont students who have won School-wide competitions, performances by professional groups and soloists, career discussions and other professional development opportunities, and an annual end-of-the-year student award ceremony.

MUAC 1120 Seminar in Music Theory (1-5 Credits)

MUAC 1134 Music in Film (3 Credits)

MUAC 1161 Piano Class I (4 Credits)

Progressive classes designed to meet the piano proficiency requirements for students majoring in music.

MUAC 1162 Piano Class II (4 Credits)

Progressive classes designed to meet the piano proficiency requirements for students majoring in music.

MUAC 1163 Piano Class III (4 Credits)

Progressive classes designed to meet the piano proficiency requirements for students majoring in music.

MUAC 1189 Jazz Performance Techniques (2 Credits)

Individual study of Jazz performance techniques in a directed study environment.

MUAC 1190 Jazz at the Keyboard (4 Credits)

MUAC 1211 Music Technology (4 Credits)

MUAC 1700 Lyric Diction-English/Italian (2 Credits)

Diction and international phonetic rules; singing technique for English/Italian stressing International Phonetic Alphabet, pronunciation, accent, word order, translation and poetic meter. English will last four weeks and Italian six weeks.

MUAC 1701 Lyric Diction:German/French (2 Credits)

Diction and international phonetic rules; singing technique for German/French stressing International Phonetic Alphabet, pronunciation, accent, word order, translation and poetic meter. German will last five weeks and French five weeks.

MUAC 1920 Basic Conducting (2 Credits)

Introduction to techniques of conducting; a basis and prerequisite for specialized courses in choral, orchestral, and wind conducting. Prerequisites: MUAC 1001, MUAC 1002, MUAC 1003, MUAC 1020, MUAC 1021, and MUAC 1022.

MUAC 1950 Workshop in Advanced Ear Training (1-5 Credits)

MUAC 1992 Directed Study (1-10 Credits)

MUAC 2004 Music Theory II (2 Credits)

MUAC 2005 Music Theory II (2 Credits)

MUAC 2006 Music Theory II (2 Credits)

MUAC 2020 Aural Skills II (2 Credits)

Dictation and sight singing of melodic, harmonic and contrapuntal examples from common practice period.

MUAC 2021 Aural Skills II (2 Credits)

Dictation and sight singing of melodic, harmonic and contrapuntal examples from common practice period.

MUAC 2022 Aural Skills II (2 Credits)

Dictation and sight singing of melodic, harmonic and contrapuntal examples from common practice period.

MUAC 2051 Musicology: Foundations of Musicology (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to "doing musicology." The theme is "beyond the boundaries": music is rarely neat and tidy; it defies the stereotypes, and it spills over its borders. To highlight this perspective, we focus on pieces that bring to the surface contemporary American society's code words for going beyond the boundaries: sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Students develop two skills: articulating what they are hearing and connecting different approaches to understanding music (including musical style, musical structure, history, context, reception, historiography, performance practice, and music in and as culture). The course provides a rigorous background for all the following quarters of musicology coursework, which may include Western art music from the medieval period through the present, jazz and commercial music, and music from other cultures around the world. Prerequisite for music majors: MUAC 1002 or MUAC 1014.

MUAC 2052 Musicology: Medieval And Renaissance Music (3 Credits)

Through the study of selected vocal and instrumental works, this course explores the musical style, performance practice issues and the historical context of Western European music from c. 800 to c. 1600. Scores, recordings, primary sources and secondary sources accompany the textbook. Because students interpret the musical works as they represent the ideas and artifacts of human culture and analyze the connections between these and varied human experiences and perceptions of the world, this course may be used to partially fulfill the general education requirement Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture. Prerequisite for music majors: MUAC 2051.

MUAC 2053 Musicology: Baroque Music (3 Credits)

Through the study of selected vocal, instrumental and operatic works, this course explores the musical style, performance practice issues and the historical context of Western European music from c. 1600 to c. 1750. Scores, recordings, primary sources and secondary sources accompany the textbook. Because students interpret the musical works as they represent the ideas and artifacts of human culture and analyze the connections between these and varied human experiences and perceptions of the world, this course may be used to partially fulfill the general education requirement Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture. Prerequisite for music majors: MUAC 2051.

MUAC 2054 Musicology: Classical Music (3 Credits)

Through the study of selected vocal, instrumental and operatic works, this course explores the musical style, performance practice issues and the historical context of Western European music from c. 1750 to c. 1820. Scores, recordings, primary sources and secondary sources accompany the textbook. Because students interpret the musical works as they represent the ideas and artifacts of human culture and analyze the connections between these and varied human experiences and perceptions of the world, this course may be used to partially fulfill the general education requirement Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture. Prerequisite for music majors: MUAC 2051.

MUAC 2055 Musicology: Romantic Music (3 Credits)

Through the study of selected vocal and instrumental works, this course explores the musical style, performance practice issues and the historical context of Western European music from c. 1830 to c. 1890. Scores, recordings, primary sources and secondary sources accompany the textbook. Because students interpret the musical works as they represent the ideas and artifacts of human culture and analyze the connections between these and varied human experiences and perceptions of the world, this course may be used to partially fulfill the general education requirement Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture. Prerequisite for music majors: MUAC 2051.

MUAC 2056 Musicology: Modern Music (3 Credits)

Through the study of selected vocal and instrumental works, this course explores the musical style, performance practice issues and the historical context of Western European music from c. 1890 to the present. Scores, recordings, primary sources and secondary sources accompany the textbook. Because students interpret the musical works as they represent the ideas and artifacts of human culture and analyze the connections between these and varied human experiences and perceptions of the world, this course may be used to partially fulfill the general education requirement Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture. Prerequisite for music majors: MUAC 2051.

MUAC 2057 Musicology: Introduction to World Musics (3 Credits)

This course is designed as an introduction to select world music traditions and to ethnomusicology, a discipline many define as the study of music in culture. We focus on three world areas: North India, Brazil, and Senegal. For each of these units, we examine various genres and musical systems and explore music's connection to ritual, belief, aesthetic ideals, politics, and social organization, asking what makes music meaningful for practitioners and audiences. Lectures and discussions are supplemented by regular guest lecture-demonstrations, films and hands-on workshops. Because students interpret the musical works as they represent the ideas and artifacts of human culture and analyze the connections between these and varied human experiences and perceptions of the world, this course may be used to partially fulfill the general education requirement Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture. Prerequisite for music majors: MUAC 2051.

MUAC 2058 Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955) (3 Credits)

This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUAC 2059 Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present) (3 Credits)

This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUAC 2067 Audio Practicum (1-4 Credits)

Clinical training in audio recording and sound reinforcement for bachelor of music audio production concentration majors.

MUAC 2189 Jazz Performance Techniques (2 Credits)

Individual study of jazz performance techniques in a directed study environment.

MUAC 2190 Jazz at the Keyboard (2 Credits)

MUAC 2412 Vocal Literature Survey (2 Credits)

A survey of song literature, concentrating on the major 18th, 19th and 20th century composers.

MUAC 2820 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy I (2 Credits)

Philosophy and psychology of teaching, basic skills in recognition of students' strengths and weaknesses, assessing musical and technical abilities, problem solving; in-class opportunities to teach followed by critical analysis; related readings, projects. Required for piano pedagogy majors.

MUAC 2821 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy II (2 Credits)

Philosophy and psychology of teaching, basic skills in recognition of students' strengths and weaknesses, assessing musical and technical abilities, problem solving; in-class opportunities to teach followed by critical analysis; related readings, projects. Required for piano pedagogy majors.

MUAC 2929 Tutorials-Theoretical Topics (1-5 Credits)

MUAC 2940 Choral Conducting (2 Credits)

Beginning course in choral conducting. Fall quarter only.

MUAC 2950 Orchestral Conducting (2 Credits)

Discussions of and exercises in score study, interpretation, and techniques associated with orchestral conducting. Includes practical experience conducting orchestral repertoire. Prerequisite: MUAC 1920 Basic Conducting. Spring quarter only.

MUAC 2970 Wind Conducting (2 Credits)

Beginning course in wind conducting. Winter quarter only.

MUAC 2992 Directed Study (1-10 Credits)

MUAC 3002 Form and Analysis (4 Credits)

Analysis of structural elements and stylistic features in solo, chamber and orchestral literature from 1600 to present. Prerequisite: MUAC 2006.

MUAC 3005 Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis: Set-Theory and Serialism (4 Credits)

This course has two components: (1) A study of selected analytical techniques for post-tonal music, primarily pitch-class set theory and twelve-tone (serial) theory; (2) Analysis of representative works from the twentieth century, focusing on the music from the first half of the century (Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Stravinsky, and Bartok). Six credits of Theory 2 or permission of instructor required.

MUAC 3023 Rhythm & Meter in Tonal Music (4 Credits)

This course gives a general background, including the history of rhythm and meter, different rhythmic analyses, and various topics (dissonance, ambiguity, Schenker, motives, biology, and perception).

MUAC 3024 Introduction to Tonal Analysis (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to various types of musical analysis for tonal music that are more advanced than what is introduced in first- and second-year music theory. Prerequisites: MUAC 2006 and MUAC 2022.

MUAC 3025 Topics in Analysis: Brahms (4 Credits)

This course explores a variety of analytical techniques used to understand the compositions of Brahms. We examine works by musicologists and theorists such as Allen Forte, Walter, Frisch, Arnold Schoenberg, Carl Schachter, and David Lewin. Issues discussed include developing variations, rhythm, form, and ambiguity in Brahms. We cover a wide range of repertoire, ranging from piano works to choral works to symphonies.

MUAC 3030 Seminar-Performance Psychology (2 Credits)

MUAC 3036 Internship (1-5 Credits)

MUAC 3045 Introduction to Studio Recording (3 Credits)

A hands-on introduction to recording popular music in the state of the art Lamont Recording Studio. Students will participate in pre-production and recording of a professional four piece rock band. Students will also learn basic audio theory as it applies to the use of microphones, signal processing, and other studio equipment. Topics to be covered include drum sounds, guitar and bass sounds, basic audio theory and acoustics, basic electricity, digital recording, microphones and DI's, signal routing in the studio, tracking with ProTools HD and Logic Pro7, equalization, dynamics, reverberation and delay, special effects, mixing to stereo.

MUAC 3058 Audio Production III (4 Credits)

This course covers theory in audio engineering and provides hands-on training in professional audio engineering for studio sessions and live events. Students receive classroom instruction as well as on-site training at Lamont School of Music performances. This is the second sequence in the audio production concentration.

MUAC 3059 Audio Production II (4 Credits)

This course covers theory in audio engineering and provides hands-on training in professional audio engineering for studio sessions and live events. Students receive classroom instruction as well as on-site training at Lamont School of Music performances. This is the first sequence in the audio production concentration.

MUAC 3060 Extra-Musical Roles of the Music Director (1 Credit)

Under the supervision and guidance of the director of orchestral studies, students will gain hands-on, actual experience with many of the non-musical tasks that conductors face. These experiences will include managing orchestra personnel, librarian activities, running auditions, and recruiting. Open only to Artist Diploma in orchestral conducting students.

MUAC 3061 Audio Production I (4 Credits)

An introduction to analog and digital synthesis, MIDI sequencing, and DAW software.

MUAC 3064 Audio Production IV (4 Credits)

This course covers theory in audio engineering and provides hands-on training in professional audio engineering for studio sessions and live events. Students receive classroom instruction as well as on-site training at Lamont School of Music performances. This is the third sequence in the audio production concentration.

MUAC 3065 Audio Production V (4 Credits)

This course covers theory in audio engineering and provides hands-on training in professional audio engineering for studio sessions and live events. Students receive classroom instruction as well as onsite training at Lamont School of Music performances. This is the fourth sequence in the audio production concentration.

MUAC 3066 Audio Production VI (4 Credits)

This course is an advanced seminar wherein students propose and execute complex, professional level audio production projects toward the goal of establishing a professional audio production portfolio. Students may also incorporate pre-production work in preparation for the audio production concentration senior project. Students serve as engineers and producers at Lamont School of Music recording sessions and live performances.

MUAC 3068 Audio Production for Working Musicians (4 Credits)

In this course, students are taught a solid foundation of basic audio production skills that will enable them to record any style of music. Students are also taught the basics of digital music synthesis and how to create music with digital synthesizers and MIDI. The primary digital audio workstation software used in this course will be ProTools, and each student is required to purchase ProTools (about $250 academic price) and an iLok license dongle (about $40). However, the course has been designed so that skills acquired can be easily applied to any regular DAW platform, such as Logic, Cubase, Ardour, etc. Production techniques for various musical genres will be presented, including Rock, Jazz, Classical, Techno, experimental electro-acoustic, etc. This course will be of great value to performing musicians, singer/songwriters, ensemble directors and conductors, composers, or anyone who wants to record and/or produce music. Students are encouraged but not required to purchase an audio interface and microphone or other input device depending on their area of interest, and are advised in class as to what purchases make sense.

MUAC 3069 Jazz Rhythm Section (4 Credits)

Jazz Rhythm Section provides students with detailed performance practice skills and knowledge. This class may be used to fulfill four hours of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music Area Requirements and may only be taken once for credit. Jazz Studies and Commercial Music Major or the performance ability sufficient to perform on a rhythm section instrument in one of the JSCM ensembles.

MUAC 3090 Produce Your Own Music CD (2 Credits)

To obtain the skills and knowledge necessary for creating your own professional music CD or demo. You will learn the step-by-step process of selecting songs, recording, mastering, manufacturing, and financing your own CD. Furthermore, you will also learn basics about visual presentation using computer graphics (i.e., CD cover, liner notes with lyrics, copyright, bar codes, etc.) and how to market your CD on the internet and in your local area.

MUAC 3091 How to Write Your Own Songs (2 Credits)

To obtain skills and knowledge necessary for writing your own songs. You will learn the step-by-step process of songwriting which includes how to write lyrics, compose melodies and chord progressions, and most importantly, how to combine those two elements to create a "hook." Furthermore, you will also learn common song forms, how to write lead sheets and how to make your song a complete arrangement using vocals, horns, and rhythm section.

MUAC 3092 The Business Side of Music (4 Credits)

A personal and clinical approach to developing music business skills and strategies.

MUAC 3105 Studies in Style: Movement, Mannerisms, Gesture and Physical Comedy (3 Credits)

The exploration of period styles in theatrical and historical genres will be introduced to broaden the singer/actor's repertoire of physical gesture and comedic forms of stage movement. The focus of the course will include studies in rhythm, timing, pacing, musicality and lyricism as these elements apply to heightened expressivity within scene work, character development and ensemble performance. Considerable time will be devoted to the physical practice of related skills as preparation and facilitation of performance projects that will serve as an opportunity for peer observation, group discussion and commentary, and student assessment.

MUAC 3106 The Dynamic Body: Foundations in Movement Methods and Body Awareness Principles (2 Credits)

An introduction to fundamental body awareness principles in relationship to physical performance skills for vocal performance majors. Methods for heightening kinesthetic awareness will be learned in the form of movement explorations, improvisations, structures, and learned phrases to gain somatic insight into the performer's sense of verticality in all places and dimensions of space. The concepts of the body in motion will be a primary context and focus for the progression of studies or 'etudes,' and for the reflective and analytical processes that include observation, journaling, discussion and peer commentary. Studio activities in solo, partnering, and group work will further the student's knowledge of how to become more responsive, expressive, and communicative when interacting with the surrounding environment and with others. Integrated with the body-mind practice and theoretical study, students will be encouraged to inquire, examine and articulate possible philosophies regarding why the mastery of the performer's physical body requires an essential sense of discipline that is cultivated in the performing arts, and how the somatic practices being investigated can serve his/her performance presence and support one's vocal training and health for the long-term.

MUAC 3124 Composition Seminar (1 Credit)

Composition Seminar focuses on the reading and performance of modern scores by Lamont and recognized composers. Any student composing music or wishing to perform new compositions at Lamont may register and participate. Requirements for composers include the completion, rehearsal and performance of a piece of music at the New Music Ensemble concert each quarter. Non-composers are required to rehearse and perform at the New Music Ensemble concert. Composers enrolled in the ensemble may be required to play compositions submitted as well.

MUAC 3165 Music Theater Survey (2 Credits)

A historical overview of the American Broadway musical, performance technique, audition preparation and repertoire. Must be prepared to sing and perform.

MUAC 3166 Music Theater Survey II (2 Credits)

Fundamentals of music theater performance will be addressed through readings of the text, "Acting in Music Theater" by Joe Dee and Rocco dal Vera. Application of these techniques through performance of musical theater literature will be incorporated during the last number of weeks. Additionally, we will highlight prominent composers and their works throughout the quarter.

MUAC 3196 Advanced Composition Tutorial (4 Credits)

MUAC 3200 Recitative in Opera & Oratorio (2 Credits)

The fluid singing of recitative in German, English, Italian and French will be explored and practiced in this class. Students will harmonically analyze examples, add ornamentation, and perform recitative with a knowledge of the translation and emotional content.

MUAC 3234 Cycle of Seasons-Resources (1 Credit)

MUAC 3235 Preschool Music Workshop (3 Credits)

MUAC 3236 Family Music Workshop (1 Credit)

MUAC 3237 Music Makers at the Keyboard (3 Credits)

This 30-hour workshop presents the keyboard method for groups of young beginners ages 5-9.

MUAC 3238 Music Makers at Home & World (3 Credits)

This 30-hour workshop presents the method for a sequential two-year program that guides the musical development of children ages 4-7. Different world cultures are celebrated through music, songs, dances, stories, and rituals.

MUAC 3240 Vocal Pedagogy (2 Credits)

Psychological and physical aspects of teaching of singing.

MUAC 3241 Voice Pedagogy (2 Credits)

Psychological and physical aspects of teaching of singing.

MUAC 3282 Suzuki Violin Seminar II (2 Credits)

MUAC 3283 Suzuki Violin Seminar II (2 Credits)

MUAC 3284 Suzuki Violin Seminar II (2 Credits)

MUAC 3333 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy (2 Credits)

An advanced study of the science behind the singing voice, including the biomechanics of phonation, identifying systems and changes in the voice, posture and breathing that impact phonation, and a physiologic approach to vocal exercises in preparation for teaching voice. Prerequisite: MUAC 3242.

MUAC 3350 Social History-Modern Britain (4 Credits)

This course investigates the intersections of class, gender, and race in nineteenth-century British society. During this period, Britain became the preeminent world power thanks to its spectacular industrialization and its even more impressive empire. Such success often fostered smugness and complacency, yet British society was also riddled with dissension as people struggled to cope with the enormous changes they were witnessing. Discussions focus on the ways in which Victorian people themselves understood their society and its problems, and how they attempted to construct solutions to those problems. Who was implicitly or explicitly excluded from British society? As we consider these topics, we use a variety of secondary and primary sources, including fiction; one goal of the course is for us to think about how to integrate different kinds of sources as we analyze historical problems and create our own interpretations. Cross listed with HIST 3350.

MUAC 3439 Teaching Note Reading (2 Credits)

MUAC 3460 Suzuki Cello Practicum (1 Credit)

MUAC 3461 Suzuki Cello Practicum (1 Credit)

MUAC 3462 Suzuki Cello Practicum (1 Credit)

MUAC 3463 Suzuki Cello Seminar I (2 Credits)

MUAC 3464 Suzuki Cello Seminar I (2 Credits)

MUAC 3465 Suzuki Cello Seminar I (2 Credits)

MUAC 3466 Suzuki Cello Seminar II (2 Credits)

MUAC 3467 Suzuki Cello Seminar II (2 Credits)

MUAC 3468 Suzuki Cello Seminar II (2 Credits)

MUAC 3470 Suzuki Violin Seminar I (2 Credits)

Comprehensive study of Suzuki philosophy, repertoire and teaching techniques for violin. Offered fall, winter, and spring quarters. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 3471 Suzuki Violin Seminar I (2 Credits)

Comprehensive study of Suzuki philosophy, repertoire and teaching techniques for violin. Offered fall, winter, and spring quarters. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 3472 Suzuki Violin Seminar I (2 Credits)

Comprehensive study of Suzuki philosophy, repertoire and teaching techniques for violin. Offered fall, winter, and spring quarters. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 3477 Suzuki Violin Practicum (1 Credit)

MUAC 3478 Suzuki Violin Practicum (1 Credit)

MUAC 3479 Suzuki Violin Practicum (1 Credit)

MUAC 3497 Studying Music in the Field: Theory and Method in Ethnomusicology (4 Credits)

This course introduces issues that motivate ethnomusicological research and techniques for carrying out fieldwork, the ethnographic method which has largely come to define the discipline. Our primary texts include Bruno Nettl's classic text, The Study of Ethnomusicology, and Shadows in the Field, a seminal volume of essays discussing ethnomusicological fieldwork. This course also involves hands-on experience in some of the major fieldwork techniques, including field observation and writing fieldnotes, musical transcription and interviewing. This course culminates in a field research project in a Denver musical community determined in consultation with the professor. Note: this course is not open to freshman; sophomores with permission of instructor.

MUAC 3502 Gender & Genre in World Music (4 Credits)

How are concepts of "maleness," "femaleness" and other gendered categories constructed, maintained, and contested through musical performance? This course examines the issues explored and debated in recent studies of gender relation to music of various cultures including Western art music, popular music, and other world genres. We focus on reading and discussion of ethno-musicological and anthropological ethnographies, musicological studies focusing on gender and theoretical writings from gender and women's studies. Lectures and discussions are supplemented by guest lecture-demonstrations, film/video screenings and hands-on workshops. This course is not open to freshman. Sophomores can register with instructor approval.

MUAC 3550 Major Composers-J.S. Bach (4 Credits)

Music of Bach, including chronological development, form and style, studied against background of baroque musical practice and circumstances of Bach's life and temperament. Prerequisites: MUAC 1621, 1622 and 1623.

MUAC 3570 Major Composers: Beethoven (4 Credits)

MUAC 3578 Advanced Composition (4 Credits)

Advanced composition with students composing works of large scope and using a variety of advanced techniques consistent with interests and abilities; emphasis on imagination and originality of personal expression.

MUAC 3579 Advanced Composition (3 Credits)

Advanced composition with students composing works of large scope and using a variety of advanced techniques consistent with interests and abilities; emphasis on imagination and originality of personal expression. May be taken more than once for credit. Prerequisite: MUAC 3020.

MUAC 3590 Guitar History (4 Credits)

MUAC 3600 The Evolution of Rock (4 Credits)

This course traces the history of rock from the Beatles in the early 60's to the most recent developments of the 90's. The course provides a concise overview of this most influential musical phenomenon. Designed for the non-music major, it requires no prerequisites. Classes consist of lectures and listening. All listening examples are available via computer to each student.

MUAC 3630 Basic Jazz Arranging (2 Credits)

A study and practical analysis of the foundational techniques involved with composing and orchestrating for small group jazz ensembles. This course will cover the basics of form, notation, and orchestration in the small group jazz idiom, consisting of one to four horns and/or vocals, guitar, piano, bass, and drums.

MUAC 3650 Orchestral Excerpts-Cello (4 Credits)

This course will explore excerpts from the standard orchestral literature, highlighting favorite audition materials of the major symphony orchestras. Students will be given a list of excerpts and coached on how to prepare them. They will participate in mock auditions and receive feedback. This course will also address the mental aspects involved in taking successful auditions and the expectations demanded of them in the professional world of orchestras.

MUAC 3655 Orchestral Excerpts-Bass (4 Credits)

This course will explore excerpts from the standard orchestral literature, highlighting favorite audition materials of the major symphony orchestras. Students will be given a list of excerpts and coached on how to prepare them. They will participate in mock audition and receive feedback. This course will also address the mental aspects involved in taking successful auditions and the expectations demanded of them in the professional world of orchestras.

MUAC 3660 Orchestral Excerpts-Violin (4 Credits)

This course will explore excerpts from the standard orchestral literature, highlighting favorite audition materials of the major symphony orchestras. Students will be given a list of excerpts and coached on how to prepare them. They will participate in mock auditions and receive feedback. This course will also address the mental aspects involved in taking successful auditions and the expectations demanded of them in the professional world of orchestras.

MUAC 3661 Orchestral Excerpts Viola (4 Credits)

This course explores excerpts from the standard orchestral literature, highlighting favorite audition materials of the major symphony orchestras. Students are given a list of excerpts and coached on how to prepare them. They participate in mock auditions and receive feedback. This course also addresses the mental aspects involved in taking successful auditions and the expectations demanded of them in the professional world of orchestras.

MUAC 3662 Orchestral Studies for Brass (2 Credits)

Study of orchestral literature brass players are likely to be asked to play at auditions for professional orchestras. Undergraduate participants should have passed their Sophomore Proficiency jury with distinction.

MUAC 3663 Orchestral Excerpts, Viola II (4 Credits)

Companion course to Orchestral Excerpts Viola I, this section expands the repertoire list beyond the standard works used for auditions today. In addition to further honing basic requisite material from section I, students study and prepare less frequently required works and principle viola solo repertoire. There is more extensive discussion of the audition process and mock auditions as a part of the course. While it is advised and preferable that students complete the first section of this course it is possible to take the course with the approval of the instructor.

MUAC 3682 Topics-Orchestral Repertoire (4 Credits)

We explore the history of the orchestra and orchestral literature from the baroque through modern eras, and examine a number of test cases in which conventional understanding has been challenged in recent years. The course concludes with individual research projects and presentations on topics students choose and develop.

MUAC 3683 History of Chamber Music (4 Credits)

Chamber music from baroque trio sonata to contemporary electronic works. Prerequisites: MUAC 1621, MUAC 1622 and MUAC 1623. Winter quarter only.

MUAC 3684 Choral Literature I (2 Credits)

This course is an analysis of the development of choral repertoire from the Middle Ages through the Baroque era.

MUAC 3686 Choral Pedagogy I (2 Credits)

The Choral Pedagogy course focuses on effective choral methods and techniques indigenous to primary schools of thought that have risen to prominence or have proven successful in practice and performance throughout the last 50 years in the academic and professional choral idiom. Through study and analysis of selected works by various composers, effective teaching techniques are explored in performance practice and style interpretation.

MUAC 3688 Choral Pedagogy II (2 Credits)

The Choral Pedagogy course focuses on effective choral methods and techniques indigenous to primary schools of thought that have risen to prominence or have proven successful in practice and performance throughout the last 50 years in the academic and professional choral idiom. Through study and analysis of selected works by various composers, effective teaching techniques are explored in performance practice and style interpretation.

MUAC 3689 Choral Literature II (2 Credits)

This course is an analysis of the development of choral repertoire from the Classical period until the present day. This course is meant to be taken in sequence after Choral Literature I.

MUAC 3698 Carillon History and Mechanics (4 Credits)

A survey of the evolution of signal bells into the musical instrument known as the carillon. This subject is often called "campanology." The history will be traced from the 16th century in the Low Countries through modern times in Europe, North America, Australia/New Zealand and Japan. Topics will include bell foundries, bell casting and tuning, bell chambers, playing actions, carillonneurs, carillon schools, carillon organizations, the use of the carillon in its various regions and basic carillon maintenance.

MUAC 3700 Carillon Repertoire (4 Credits)

A survey of the music expressly produced for carillon from the earliest times through the present. Categories include automatic music (e.g., De Sany, Wyckaert, Eggert), the earliest compositions for manual play (Van den Gheyn and the Louvain manuscripts of the 18th century), and the 20th-century categories: Flemish, Dutch, French and North American. Mainstream publishers as well as incidental publications will be covered. The labs will focus on analysis through recordings and live performances by participants.

MUAC 3704 Pedagogy & Repertoire Tuba (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the tuba.

MUAC 3705 Pedagogy & Repertoire Tuba (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the tuba.

MUAC 3706 Pedagogy & Repertoire Tuba (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the tuba.

MUAC 3707 Pedagogy & Repertoire Horn (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the horn.

MUAC 3708 Pedagogy & Repertoire Horn (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the horn.

MUAC 3709 Pedagogy & Repertoire Horn (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the horn.

MUAC 3710 Carillon Pedagogy I (2 Credits)

An exploration of the physical and psychological elements that can lead to effective carillon teaching: technique, handling/pedaling ("fingering" on the piano), and developing an attitude that fosters successful performance.

MUAC 3711 Pedagogy & Repertoire Trombone (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the trombone.

MUAC 3712 Pedagogy & Repertoire Trombone (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the trombone.

MUAC 3713 Pedagogy & Repertoire Trombone (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the trombone.

MUAC 3717 Pedagogy & Repertoire Percussion (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for percussion.

MUAC 3718 Pedagogy & Repertoire Percussion (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for percussion.

MUAC 3719 Pedagogy & Repertoire Percussion (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for percussion.

MUAC 3724 Pedagogy & Repertoire Guitar (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the guitar.

MUAC 3726 Pedagogy & Repertoire Viola (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the viola.

MUAC 3727 Pedagogy & Repertoire Viola (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the viola.

MUAC 3730 Pedagogy & Repertoire Cello (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the cello.

MUAC 3733 Pedagogy & Rep Double Bass (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the double bass.

MUAC 3735 Pedagogy & Repertoire Harp (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the harp.

MUAC 3736 Pedagogy & Repertoire Harp (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the harp.

MUAC 3737 Pedagogy & Repertoire Harp (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the harp.

MUAC 3738 Pedagogy & Repertoire Organ (2 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the organ.

MUAC 3739 Pedagogy & Repertoire Organ (2 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the organ.

MUAC 3740 Pedagogy & Repertoire Organ (2 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the organ.

MUAC 3741 Pedagogy & Repertoire Trumpet (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the trumpet.

MUAC 3742 Pedagogy & Repertoire Trumpet (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the trumpet.

MUAC 3743 Pedagogy & Repertoire Trumpet (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the trumpet.

MUAC 3747 Pedagogy & Repertoire Flute (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the flute.

MUAC 3748 Pedagogy & Repertoire Flute (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the flute.

MUAC 3749 Pedagogy & Repertoire Flute (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the flute.

MUAC 3750 Pedagogy & Repertoire Clarinet (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the clarinet.

MUAC 3751 Pedagogy & Repertoire Clarinet (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the clarinet.

MUAC 3752 Pedagogy & Repertoire Clarinet (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the clarinet.

MUAC 3753 Pedagogy & Repertoire Saxophone (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the saxophone.

MUAC 3754 Pedagogy & Repertoire Saxophone (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the saxophone.

MUAC 3755 Pedagogy & Repertoire Saxophone (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the saxophone.

MUAC 3756 Pedagogy & Repertoire Oboe (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the oboe.

MUAC 3757 Pedagogy & Repertoire Oboe (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the oboe.

MUAC 3758 Pedagogy & Repertoire Oboe (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the oboe.

MUAC 3759 Pedagogy & Repertoire Bassoon (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the bassoon.

MUAC 3761 Pedagogy & Repertoire Bassoon (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the bassoon.

MUAC 3762 Pedagogy & Repertoire Bassoon (4 Credits)

Teaching techniques and survey of literature and teaching materials for the bassoon.

MUAC 3765 Professional Brass Techniques (4 Credits)

This 4-hour per week course will be divided into a lecture/seminar for two hours and performance practicum for two hours. Topics discussed and performed include orchestral playing, sight reading, practice, solo performance, jazz survival, ornamentation, transposition, and warm-up/maintenance routine.

MUAC 3804 Topics in Music (1-5 Credits)

MUAC 3810 Voice Repertoire (2 Credits)

Styles, periods and traditions of vocal repertoire from earliest music to contemporary compositions.

MUAC 3811 Voice Repertoire (2 Credits)

Styles, periods and traditions of vocal repertoire from earliest music to contemporary compositions.

MUAC 3812 Voice Repertoire (2 Credits)

Styles, periods and traditions of vocal repertoire from earliest music to contemporary compositions.

MUAC 3822 Piano Repertoire I (2 Credits)

Performance and analysis.

MUAC 3823 Piano Repertoire II (3 Credits)

Performance and analysis.

MUAC 3824 Piano Repertoire III (3 Credits)

Performance and analysis.

MUAC 3830 Advanced Jazz Arranging I (2 Credits)

A study and practical analysis of small to medium jazz ensemble writing with extended instrumentation. Consisting of nonette-style orchestration including orchestral instruments such as horn, tuba, woodwinds, and voice along with extended electronic textures, this course will cover the basics of from, notation and orchestration in the 21st Century hybrid small to medium size jazz ensemble idiom.

MUAC 3831 Jazz and Commercial Music Orchestration and Arranging (2 Credits)

A study and practical analysis of large “studio orchestra” type jazz writing with extended instrumentation. Consisting of medium to full orchestral string section, woodwinds, harp, percussion, brass plus jazz rhythm section, voices, and soloists. Exemplified by such modern ensembles as Snarky Puppy with the Metropole Orchestra, this will be a full studio orchestra with modern 21st Century jazz, rock, and pop sensibilities. String bowings and aspects of dynamic ensemble balances in the studio orchestra will be studied, as well as writing for the harp.

MUAC 3832 Jazz and Commercial Music Orchestration and Arranging (4 Credits)

This course offers an in-depth, three term sequence of the theory, forms and styles of commercial music composition. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of first- and second-year written and aural theory. Final projects include production of a "studio orchestra" piece and writing for a film, including MIDI and SMPTE technologies.

MUAC 3841 Jazz & Commercial Music History/Repertoire (4 Credits)

MUAC 3842 Jazz & Commercial Music History/Repertoire (4 Credits)

Writing for small and large jazz groups; accompaniment skills; writing for live performance versus writing for recorded performance. Prerequisite: MUAC 3830.

MUAC 3843 Jazz & Commercial Music History/Repertoire (4 Credits)

Writing for small and large jazz groups; accompaniment skills; writing for live performance versus writing for recorded performance. Prerequisite: MUAC 3830.

MUAC 3844 21st Century Artistry I (2 Credits)

21st Century Artistry I is a course of study that examines the full spectrum of attributes and skills necessary for a student to “survive and thrive” in the every-changing landscape of the 21st Century. With a two-fold approach of examining effective strategies for a "modern artistry mindset" along with extensive case studies of successful 21st Century professionals, this course will offer the student a wide array of important recourses to guide their career. The case study aspect of 21st Century Artistry I will be based on multiple evaluations of successful artists in the 21st Century in partnership with local presenters.

MUAC 3845 Writing for The Modern Large Jazz Ensemble I (2 Credits)

A study and practical analysis of the major methods for writing for the modern large jazz ensemble (big band) as exemplified by Frank Foster, Sammy Nestico, Slide Hampton, Bob Brookmeyer and other modern practitioners. Application of analysis will be in the form of a complete arrangment or original composition for modern big band.

MUAC 3846 Writing for the Modern Large Jazz Ensemble II (2 Credits)

A study and practical analysis of the major methods for writing for the modern large jazz ensemble (big band) as exemplified by Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Gil Evans, Darcy James Argue, and others. A special emphasis will be placed on creating full works for the large jazz ensemble that uses textures and modern extended form approaches indicative of these artists. Application of analysis will be in the form of a complete arrangement or original composition for modern big band.

MUAC 3847 Hip-Hop: Theory and Practice (4 Credits)

Students in this class will examine the socio-cultural, economic, and political significance of hip-hop as a medium of expression for youth around the world. Through analysis of poplar writing and media, as well as academic texts, we critically explore issues of race, social justice, masculinity, misogyny, censorship, technology, and intellectual property, as they relate to mainstream and underground hip-hip in America. Having discussed hip-hop's roots in the U.S., the remainder of the quarter will be devoted to tracing hip-hop's global routes.

MUAC 3860 Basic Jazz Improvisation (4 Credits)

The study of jazz improvisation techniques and forms. Open to music majors or by instructor permission.

MUAC 3870 Jazz Improvisation & Composition (4 Credits)

Improvisational styles of major jazz soloists studied through transcription and analysis of selected recorded jazz solos; scales and modes; rhythmic styles and devices; practice and development of individual student's improvisational technique. Prerequisites: MUAC 1011, MUAC 1012, MUAC 3830.

MUAC 3872 Jazz Improvisation & Composition (4 Credits)

Improvisational styles of major jazz soloists studied through transcription and analysis of selected recorded jazz solos; scales and modes; rhythmic styles and devices; practice and development of individual student's improvisational technique. Prerequisites: MUAC 1011, MUAC 1012, MUAC 3830.

MUAC 3910 Orchestration (4 Credits)

Techniques of instrumental scoring.

MUAC 3933 Graduate Music History Review (0 Credits)

MUAC 3950 Workshop: Advanced Ear Training (4 Credits)

Intensive application of procedures involving dictation and sight singing. Two-, three-, four-voiced examples emphasized. Summer session only.

MUAC 3955 Advanced Aural Skills (4 Credits)

In this course, students will acquire advanced rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic aural skills, through a combination of listening exercises, sight singing, and performing on their own instruments. Material for study will include atonal melody and harmony, complex rhythmic patterns, advanced exercises in traditional tonal patterns, and performance issues. Prerequisites: MUAC 1002, MUAC 1021 or equivalent.

MUAC 3959 Movement and Expression for Conductors (2 Credits)

Conductors use their whole body to communicate and elicit successful performances from their ensemble. If you have unnecessary tension or lack of ease in your body, this is communicated unconsciously to your ensemble, hindering quality of performance. Additionally, physical tension can prevent your ability to communicate and think clearly under pressure. This course is an exploration of freedom of movement and the physicality of musical expression. Classes will include group activities in free-movement, dance, acting, keeping your cool, poise, balance, tension release, as well as hands-on instruction applying Alexander technique to your conducting.

MUAC 3960 Advanced Orchestral Conducting (2 Credits)

Discussions of and exercises in score study, interpretation, and techniques associated with orchestral conducting. Includes practical experience conducting orchestral repertoire. Required of MM Conducting students with Choral or wind concentrations. Open to other students with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor (not needed for MM Conducting students with Choral or Wind concentration). Fall quarter only.

MUAC 3961 Advanced Choral Conducting (2 Credits)

Conducting complex choral works, including those with instrumental accompaniment; phrasing, interpretation and score reading. Prerequisite: MUAC 2940. Fall quarter only.

MUAC 3962 Advanced Wind Conducting (2 Credits)

Conducting complex wind compositions; phrasing interpretation and score reading. Prerequisite: MUAC 2970. Spring quarter only.

MUAC 3973 Advanced Wind Literature I (2 Credits)

This course is an overview of wind literature appropriate for junior high school, high school, college and professional programs including strategies in effective programming and creation of appropriate program notes.

MUAC 3974 Advanced Wind Literature II (2 Credits)

An in-depth study of successful compositional techniques by prominent composers of wind literature. Prerequisite: MUAC 3973.

MUAC 3980 Advanced Jazz Improvisation and Composition (4 Credits)

A three term sequence continuing the in-depth study of the theory, performance practices, style, and history of jazz improvisation and composition. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of the three terms of Jazz Improvisation and Composition or consent of the instructor.

MUAC 3990 Internship in Music (1-8 Credits)

Internship in Music will offer opportunities for music majors to experience actual music related careers within a sponsoring music organization chosen by the student and accepted by the supervising faculty of the School of Music.

MUAC 3991 Independent Study (1-10 Credits)

MUAC 3992 Directed Study (1-10 Credits)

Music-Ensembles Courses

MUEN 3025 Ensemble Block (3 Credits)

Required for all incoming first-year music majors.

MUEN 3028 Album Combo (0-1 Credits)

The study and performance of the skills and practices of collective improvisation and composition.

MUEN 3029 Steel Drum Ensemble (0-1 Credits)

The steel drum music of Trinidad and Tobago as well as other styles of music from around the world are studied and performed by this ensemble. Participation in this ensemble does not require music notation. Participation in the ensemble is limited; therefore, students are selected by a simple audition process.

MUEN 3030 Hard Bop Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Hard Bop Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with Hard Bop jazz repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus, one performance at Flo's Underground Jam sessions, and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3031 Bebop Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Bebop Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with Bebop jazz repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus, one performance at Flo's Underground Jam sessions, and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3032 Latin Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Latin Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with Latin jazz repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus, one performance at Flo's Underground Jam sessions, and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3033 Standards Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Standards Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with standard jazz repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus, one performance at Flo's Underground Jam sessions, and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3034 Traditional Jazz Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Traditional Jazz Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with traditional (Dixieland) jazz repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus, one performance at Flo's Underground Jam sessions, and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3035 Fusion Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Fusion Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with fusion jazz repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus, one performance at Flo's Underground Jam sessions, and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3036 Commercial Music Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Commercial Music Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with commercial music repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3037 Vocal Repertoire Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Vocal Repertoire Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with vocal jazz solo repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3038 Vocal Jazz Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Vocal Jazz Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with vocal jazz repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3039 Modal Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Modal Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial artists and is concerned with modal jazz repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus, one performance at Flo's Underground Jam sessions, and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3040 Contemporary Combo (0-1 Credits)

The Contemporary Combo is coached by one of our faculty of performing jazz and commercial music artists and is concerned with contemporary jazz repertoire and performance practices. The combo performs one concert each term on campus, one performance at Flo's Underground Jam sessions, and frequent concerts in the community and on tour. Admission is by audition.

MUEN 3041 North Indian Classical Ensemble (0-1 Credits)

The arts of India are distinguished by their close interrelationship; rhythm, melody and movement are all encompassed by the term "sangeet." In keeping, DU's North Indian Classical Ensemble is dedicated to the practice of all three of these arts, through singing, rhythmic recitation and dance. Participation in this ensemble involves studying the ornate and highly refined systems of Hindustani music and Kathak dance. No prior experience is necessary; all that is required is a positive attitude and a desire to learn!.

MUEN 3042 Advanced Vocal Jazz Repertoire (0-1 Credits)

This combo is intended for vocal jazz majors who have completed the first year of Vocal Jazz Repertoire and are ready to progress into more advanced repertoire, as well as composing and arranging for small group settings.

MUEN 3043 Senegalese Drum/Dance Ensemble (0-1 Credits)

This ensemble is dedicated to learning the art of sabar dance and drumming, vibrant traditions of the Wolof people of Senegal, West Africa. In Senegal, sabar drums are played exclusively by griots, a caste of hereditary musicians. Sabar drum troupes perform at a variety of events, baptisms, weddings, wrestling matches, political meetings, and neighborhood dance parties. At most of these events, dance is an essential counterpart to drumming. The drum ensemble consists of numerous parts that come together to create complex polyrhythms. Ensemble members learn various drum parts that form rhythms over which a lead drummer solos, and dance movements that accompany these drum rhythms. They also learn bakks, extended musical phrases played in unison, and songs in the Wolof language. This course may be taken multiple times. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUEN 3044 Ghanaian Drumming Ensemble (0-1 Credits)

This class provides a practical and theoretical introduction to the drumming and singing traditions of Ghana, West Africa. Through hands-on instruction and oral transmission, students learn ceremonial and recreational music styles of select ethnic groups. Assigned readings, film viewing, guided listening, and in-class discussion familiarizes students with the social and cultural meanings of the musics performed in class. The course culminates in an end of the quarter concert. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUEN 3045 Flex Jazz Ensemble (0-1 Credits)

The Flex Jazz Ensemble is a modern jazz group with open-ended instrumentation. The ensemble consists of traditional jazz instruments and vocalists as well as nontraditional jazz instruments (such as double reed, French Horns, strings, etc). While there is no specific instrumentation for the ensemble, the core of the group will always be the traditional modern jazz rhythm section: piano (keys-synth), bass (acoustic and electric), drums (plus an extra percussionist as needed), and guitar (hollow body and Stratocaster-styles with the full range of pedals and gear. With the addition of non-traditional instrumentation, the ensemble reaches out to the classical side of Lamont to give those students a jazz opportunity. Along with the regular fare of programmed concerts, this ensemble also provides opportunities to other departments (theatre, creative writing, studio art, EDP, etc) to incorporate their disciplines in performances.

MUEN 3710 Opera (0-1 Credits)

Practical experience in operatic performance. One production each quarter; major production in winter quarter. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUEN 3712 Lamont Chorale (0-1 Credits)

This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUEN 3720 Pioneer Pep Band (0-1 Credits)

MUEN 3730 American Heritage Chorale (1 Credit)

This ensemble will explore through choral music the various ways in which music written by American composers has been influenced and has its roots in music from other cultures and regions of the globe. Special attention shall be given to music by African American composers. American Heritage Chorale is open to all students interested in singing. Prior choral experience is not required. A brief vocal interview will determine appropriate placement within the ensemble. The course will conclude with a performance at the end of the quarter. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUEN 3740 Lamont Men's Choir (0-1 Credits)

MUEN 3750 Modern Music Ensemble (1 Credit)

The 20th- and 21st- Centuries have produced some of the most expressive, intriguing, and diverse music ever written. In this course, students have the opportunity to prepare and perform chamber music by 20th-Century masters, as well as recent works by living composers and new pieces written for them by students. This repertoire often involved unusual combinations of instruments (potentially including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, plucked instruments, keyboards, vocals, and electronics), providing an opportunity for students to work in less familiar ensembles. Students may also participate in the course by conducting or composing. The course is limited to music majors who are graduate students or advanced undergraduate students. Students in their first or second undergraduate year, and music non-majors may enroll with instructor approval.

MUEN 3751 Lamont Jazz Orchestra (0-1 Credits)

This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUEN 3752 Lamont Wind Ensemble (0-1 Credits)

Open to all students by audition and approval of conductor; regularly scheduled concerts. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUEN 3753 Lamont Jazz Ensemble (0-1 Credits)

Open to all students by audition and approval of director of jazz studies; regularly scheduled concerts. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUEN 3754 University Jazz Ensemble (0-1 Credits)

The study of large ensemble jazz works for non-music majors. Must have high school performance ability.

MUEN 3760 Lamont Symphony Orchestra (0-1 Credits)

The LSO generally performs six symphonic concerts and one opera each year. Students are exposed to orchestral repertoire from all periods and styles of music as well as appropriate performance practices associated with each period and style. The LSO is open to all university students by audition. However, because the course objective is to prepare students for successful professional orchestra careers, all participants are held to a very high standard and level of expectation. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

MUEN 3769 Organ Accompanying (0-1 Credits)

Major choral/vocal and major instrumental repertoire with organ accompaniment are studied and prepared for possible performance with chamber groups or local professional/church choirs.

MUEN 3770 Chamber Ensemble-Piano (0-1 Credits)

Small ensembles studying chamber music repertoire for various groups.

MUEN 3771 Chamber Ensemble-Accordion (0-1 Credits)

Small ensembles studying chamber music repertoire for various groups.

MUEN 3772 Chamber Ensemble-Harp (0-1 Credits)

Small ensembles studying chamber music repertoire for various groups.

MUEN 3774 Chamber Ensemble-Brass (0-1 Credits)

Small ensembles studying chamber music repertoire for various groups.

MUEN 3775 Piano Accompanying (0-2 Credits)

Small ensembles studying chamber music repertoire for various groups.

MUEN 3776 Chamber Ensemble-Percussion (0-1 Credits)

Small ensembles studying chamber music repertoire for various groups.

MUEN 3777 Chamber Ensemble-Strings (0-1 Credits)

Small ensembles studying chamber music repertoire for various groups.

MUEN 3778 Chamber Ensemble-Woodwind (0-1 Credits)

Small ensembles studying chamber music repertoire for various groups.

MUEN 3781 Chamber Ensemble-Guitar (0-2 Credits)

Small ensembles studying chamber music repertoire for various groups.

MUEN 3800 Vocal Chamber Ensemble (0-1 Credits)

A small group of outstanding singers interested in singing soloist vocal chamber music.

MUEN 3900 Lamont Women's Chorus (0-1 Credits)

This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.

Music-Studio Lessons Courses

MUPR 1191 Jazz Piano (2 Credits)

MUPR 1192 Jazz Piano (4 Credits)

MUPR 1210 Piano (2 Credits)

MUPR 1220 Piano (4 Credits)

MUPR 1230 Voice (2 Credits)

MUPR 1240 Voice (4 Credits)

MUPR 1250 Violin (2 Credits)

MUPR 1260 Violin (4 Credits)

MUPR 1270 Violoncello (2 Credits)

MUPR 1280 Violoncello (4 Credits)

MUPR 1290 Viola (2 Credits)

MUPR 1300 Viola (4 Credits)

MUPR 1310 Bass Violin (2 Credits)

MUPR 1311 Jazz Bass (2 Credits)

MUPR 1312 Jazz Bass (4 Credits)

MUPR 1320 Bass Violin (4 Credits)

MUPR 1330 Harp (2 Credits)

MUPR 1340 Harp (4 Credits)

MUPR 1350 Organ (2 Credits)

MUPR 1360 Organ (4 Credits)

MUPR 1370 Clarinet (2 Credits)

MUPR 1380 Clarinet (4 Credits)

MUPR 1390 Flute (2 Credits)

MUPR 1400 Flute (4 Credits)

MUPR 1460 Bassoon (2 Credits)

MUPR 1470 Bassoon (4 Credits)

MUPR 1480 Trombone (2 Credits)

MUPR 1481 Jazz Trombone (2 Credits)

MUPR 1490 Trombone (4 Credits)

MUPR 1491 Jazz Trombone (4 Credits)

MUPR 1500 Trumpet (2 Credits)

MUPR 1510 Trumpet (4 Credits)

MUPR 1520 Horn (2 Credits)

MUPR 1530 Horn (4 Credits)

MUPR 1540 Euphonium (2 Credits)

MUPR 1550 Euphonium (4 Credits)

MUPR 1560 Tuba (2 Credits)

MUPR 1570 Tuba (4 Credits)

MUPR 1600 Classical Guitar (2 Credits)

MUPR 1602 Jazz Guitar (2 Credits)

MUPR 1610 Classical Guitar (4 Credits)

MUPR 1620 Jazz Guitar (4 Credits)

MUPR 1660 Percussion (2 Credits)

MUPR 1662 Percussion Set (2 Credits)

MUPR 1663 Percussion Set (4 Credits)

MUPR 1671 Percussion (4 Credits)

MUPR 1680 Oboe (2 Credits)

MUPR 1690 Oboe (4 Credits)

MUPR 1780 Saxophone (2 Credits)

MUPR 1790 Saxophone (4 Credits)

MUPR 1810 Accordion (4 Credits)

MUPR 1900 Carillon (2 Credits)

MUPR 1910 Carillon (4 Credits)

MUPR 1920 Composition (2 Credits)

One-on-one instruction for composition majors.

MUPR 1925 Composition (4 Credits)

One-on-one instruction for composition majors.

MUPR 2191 Jazz Piano (2 Credits)

MUPR 2192 Jazz Piano (4 Credits)

MUPR 2195 Applied Music and Lessons (2,4 Credits)

MUPR 2210 Piano (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2220 Piano (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2230 Voice (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2240 Voice (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2250 Violin (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2260 Violin (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2270 Violoncello (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2280 Violoncello (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2290 Viola (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2300 Viola (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2310 Bass Violin (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2312 Jazz Bass (2 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2314 Jazz Bass (4 Credits)

MUPR 2320 Bass Violin (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2330 Harp (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2340 Harp (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2350 Organ (2 Credits)

MUPR 2360 Organ (4 Credits)

MUPR 2370 Clarinet (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2380 Clarinet (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2390 Flute (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2400 Flute (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2460 Bassoon (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2470 Bassoon (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2480 Trombone (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2481 Jazz Trombone (2 Credits)

MUPR 2490 Trombone (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2491 Jazz Trombone (4 Credits)

MUPR 2500 Trumpet (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2510 Trumpet (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2520 Horn (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2530 Horn (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2540 Euphonium (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2550 Euphonium (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2560 Tuba (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2570 Tuba (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2600 Classical Guitar (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2610 Classical Guitar (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2621 Jazz Guitar (2 Credits)

MUPR 2625 Jazz Guitar (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2660 Percussion (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2661 Percussion Set (2 Credits)

MUPR 2670 Percussion (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2671 Percussion Set (4 Credits)

MUPR 2680 Oboe (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2690 Oboe (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2780 Saxophone (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2790 Saxophone (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2800 Accordion (2 Credits)

BA music emphasis.

MUPR 2810 Accordion (4 Credits)

BM performance.

MUPR 2900 Carillon (2 Credits)

MUPR 2910 Carillon (4 Credits)

MUPR 2920 Composition (2 Credits)

One-on-one instruction for composition majors.

MUPR 2925 Composition (4 Credits)

One-on-one instruction for composition majors.

MUPR 3120 Alexander Technique (2 Credits)

The Alexander technique is a skill that can be incorporated into practice, performance, and everyday life. Using the principles discovered by F. Matthias Alexander, students will learn how to identify and change faulty patterns of thought and movement. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing how these patterns affect music-making in practice and performance. Lessons are individually tailored and topics may include injury recovery and prevention, pain and tension reduction, stress management, performance anxiety, freeing the breath, using the back effectively, balance, and ease of motion.

MUPR 3121 Alexander Technique (4 Credits)

The Alexander technique is a skill that can be incorporated into practice, performance, and everyday life. Using the principles discovered by F. Matthias Alexander, students will learn how to identify and change faulty patterns of thought and movement. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing how these patterns may affect music-making in practice and performance. Lessons are individually tailored and topics may include injury recovery and prevention, pain and tension reduction, stress management, performance anxiety, freeing the breath, using the back effectively, balance, and ease of motion. This class is tailored to the needs of students who are experiencing pain or injury and cannot take their regular studio lesson in a given quarter.

MUPR 3350 Organ Improvisation (2 Credits)

This course is designed for organ students to introduce them to the art of organ improvisation, hymn and ensemble playing, as well as all possible forms of accompaniment. It is meant for undergraduate students (upper division), graduate students, and artist diploma graduates. Prerequisites: knowledge of music history, figured bass, and counterpoint. Permission of instructor required.

Faculty

Nancy Cochran, Professor and Director, MM, Ball State University

Jack Sheinbaum, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Academic Affairs, PhD, Cornell University

Lynn Baker, Professor, MM, University of Oregon

Antonia L. Banducci, Associate Professor, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Sara Bardill, Teaching Associate Professor, MM, University of Colorado Boulder

Scott Bean, Teaching Assistant Professor, MM, The Hartt School

Art Bouton, Professor, MA, University of Denver

Kenneth Cox, Professor, MM, Indiana University

F. Joseph Docksey, Professor, Emeritus, MA, University of Denver

Johanna Frymoyer, Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, PhD, Princeton University

Lawrence Golan, Professor, DMA, New England Conservatory of Music

Alan Hood, Professor, MM, Northern Illinois University

Catherine Kasch, Teaching Associate Professor, MM, Northwestern University

David Kaslow, Assistant Professor, Emeritus, MM, Manhattan School of Music

Ramon Kireilis, Professor, DMA, University of Michigan

Jonathan Leathwood, Teaching Associate Professor, PhD, University of Surrey

Theodor Lichtman, Professor, Emeritus, MM, The University of Texas at Austin

Chris Malloy, Associate Professor, PhD, Brandeis University

Joseph Martin, Associate Professor, DA, University of Northern Colorado

Steven Mayer, Associate Professor, DMA, Manhattan School of Music

Sarah Morelli, Associate Professor, PhD, Harvard University

Aaron Paige, Visiting Assistant Professor, MA, Wesleyan University

Robert Penn, Associate Professor, Emeritus, MA, University of Iowa

Matthew Plenk, Assistant Professor, MM, Yale School of Music

Jeremy Reynolds, Associate Professor with Tenure, DMA, University of Southern California

Mark Rush, Assistant Professor, MM, Yale School of Music

Catherine Sailer, Associate Professor, DM, Northwestern University

Michael Schulze, Teaching Associate Professor, BM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Stephanie Shih-Yu Cheng, Teaching Assistant Professor, DMA, SUNY Stony Brook

Kristin Taavola, Associate Professor, PhD, Eastman School of Music

Linda Wang, Professor, MM, University of Southern California

Steve Wiest, Professor, MM, University of North Texas

Matthew Zalkind, Assistant Professor, DMA, University of Michigan

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