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Pre-Req: Music Majors only.
Required attendance at scheduled Thursday Recital Hours and ten concerts/recital each semester from those listed on the Department of Music Performance Calendar. Seven semesters required of all music majors.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with keyboard as the principal instrument.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1010 Applied Keyboard 1.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with voice as the principal instrument.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1110 Applied Voice 1.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with woodwind as the principal instrument.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1210 Applied Woodwinds 1.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with brass or percussion as the principal instrument.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1310 Applied Brass & Perc 1.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with strings as the principal instrument.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1410 Applied Strings 1.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with keyboard as the principal instrument for performance majors.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with voice as the principal instrument for performance majors.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with woodwind as the principal instrument for performance majors.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with brass or percussion as the principal instrument for performance majors.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with strings as the principal instrument for performance majors.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1020 Applied Keyboard 2.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2010 Applied Keyboard 3.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1120 Applied Voice 2.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2110 Applied Voice 3.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1220 Applied Woodwinds 2.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2210 Applied Woodwinds 3.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1320 Applied Brass & Perc 2.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2310 Applied Brass & Perc 3.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1420 Applied Strings 2, Bass Players only.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2410 Applied Strings 3, Bass Players only.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1520 Perf Keyboard 1.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2510 Perf Keyboard 2.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1620 Perf Voice 1.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2610 Performance Voice 2.
Studio instruction in graduated sequence with woodwind as the principal instrument for performance majors
Pre-Req: MUAP.1720 Performance Woodwinds 1.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2710 Performance Woodwinds 2.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1820 Performance Brass & Perc 1.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2810 Perf Brass & Perc 2.
Pre-Req: MUAP.1920 Performance Strings 1.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2910 Performance Strings 2.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2020 Applied Keyboard 4.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3010 Applied Keyboard 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2120 Applied Voice 4.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3110 Applied Voice 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2220 Applied Woodwinds 4.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3210 Applied Woodwinds 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2320 Applied Brass & Perc 4.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3310 Applied Brass & Percussion 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2420 Applied Strings 4.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3410 Applied Strings 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2520 Perf Keyboard 3.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3510 Performance Keyboard 4.
Pre-Req: 72.262 Performance Voice 3.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3610 Performance Voice 4.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2720 Performance Woodwinds 3.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3710 Performance Woodwinds 4.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2820 Perf Brass & Perc 3.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3810 Perf Brass & Perc 4.
Pre-Req: MUAP.2920 Performance Strings 3.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3910 Performance Strings 4.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3020 Applied Keyboard 6.
Pre-Req: MUAP.4010 Applied Keyboard 7.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3120 Applied Voice 6.
Pre-Req: MUAP.4110 Applied Voice 7.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3220 Applied Woodwinds 6.
Pre-Req: MUAP.4210 Applied Woodwinds 7
Pre-Req: MUAP.3320 Applied Brass & Percussion 6.
Pre-Req: MUAP.4310 Applied Brass & Percussion 7.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3420 Applied Strings 6.
Pre-Req: MUAP.4410 Applied Strings 7.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3520 Performance Keyboard 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP 4510 Performance Keyboard 6, and Co-req: MUAP 4991 Senior Recital.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3620 Performance Voice 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP 4610 Performance Voice 6, and Co-req: MUAP 4991 Senior Recital.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3720 Performance Woodwinds 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP 4710 Performance Woodwinds 6, and Co-req: MUAP 4991 Senior Recital.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3820 Perf Brass & Perc 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP 4810 Perf Brass & Perc 6, and Co-req: MUAP 4991 Senior Recital.
Pre-Req: MUAP.3920 Performance Strings 5.
Pre-Req: MUAP 4910 Performance Strings 6, and Co-req: MUAP 4991 Senior Recital.
Public performance to be presented, registered concurrently with Applied Music 8 or Performance Applied Music 7.
Co-Req: MUAP.4520 Performance Keyboard 7, or MUAP.4620 Performance Voice 7, or MUAP.4820 Performance Brass and Percussion 7, or MUAP.4920 Performance Strings 7.
Open to all students by audition. Works from the orchestral repertoire are studied and publicly performed with additional opportunities for solo accompaniment.
Open to all students by audition. Compositions are selected from a wide repertoire of wind ensemble literature for study and performance. Opportunity for solo performance with wind ensemble accompaniment.
Open to all students by audition. Selected band repertoire studied and performed.
Open to all students of the University, without regard for major field of study. The marching band performs at University events and at selected band festivals throughout New England. Custom musical arrangements and visual designs are featured. No audition required.
Open to all students by audition. A wide spectrum of jazz orchestration and solo performance is studied and performed.
This ensemble provides students with an introduction to the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for satisfactory ensemble performance, namely: adequate technical facility for successful ensemble participation; functional knowledge of musical grammar and syntax in reference to its application in ensemble performance; proper application of aural and rhythmic skills in an ensemble setting; music sensitivity in relation to ensemble performance; and a knowledge of the protocols of ensemble preparation and performance. Emphasis on utilization of major scales and chords through application in both classical and jazz styles.
Ensemble Performance 2 is an introduction to the fundamentals of the jazz idiom, jazz teory, and jazz improvization. Topics include correct interpretation of jazz rhythm and articulation, basic jazz theory, and the development of improvised melodies. Students will play in small ensembles, or "combos", in this course. Students are expected to have at least an intermediate level of skill on their instruments at the time they begin this course.
Introduction to multiple styles of American popular music: more advanced harmony and rhythm; improvisiong on common chord progressions; semi-independent combos.
Performing advanced jaz and pop compositions; advanced improvisation; semi-independent combos.
Open to all students by audition. Provides a wide range of performance experience through varied brass literature.
Open to all students by audition. Exploration of the growing body of literature for percussion ensemble. Public performance.
Open to all students by audition. Provides study and performance of literature for guitar, lute, etc. Required of all guitar majors each semester.
Open to all students by audition. Provides performance experiences through varied piano ensemble literature for one and two pianos.
Open to all students by audition. Offers a wide range of performance experience through a selection of literature for varying combinations of instruments.
Open to all students by audition. Provides experience in the performance of string orchestra literature.
Open to all students by audition. Provides experience in the performance of jazz literature for groups ranging from four to eight members.
Open to all students by audition. Provides students with a clear understanding of the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to satisfactory ensemble performance and practical experience in the application of such skills, knowledge and attitudes.
An immersion into the music of non-western cultures, this course will provide instrumental and vocal instruction, as well as and introduction to the theory and cultural contexts that shape the practice of traditional music. The ensemble will meet weekly, with the coal of a public performance at the close of the semester.
Open to all students by audition. Fusion big band covering a wide variety of contemporary jazz rock literature. Solo improvisational opportunities. Numerous performances.
Explores the electronic production and manipulation of music in a live ensemble setting. Students will incorporate synthesis, signal processing, sampling, etc. into a musical framework. Beside performing from the constantly expanding repertoire of electronic music, students will be encouraged to create original compositions and arrangements for the ensemble. A public performance will be given at the end of each semester.
This ensemble will feature variable topics focusing on musical practices that fall outside of typical Western-music traditions. Possibilities include contemporary concert music, improvisation, early music, electronic dance music, performances for music therapy, and many more. The ensemble is open to all students based on audition.
This ensemble will offer students the opportunity to explore and develop their abilities on a secondary instrument. Topics for section include percussion for non-percussionists, piano for non-pianists, and guitar for non-guitarists. Open to all students based on permission of instructor.
A small, select choir open to all singers by audition. Performs music ranging from the present day to the Middle Ages.
Open to all students by audition. Includes the study and performance of a wide variety of choral compositions.
A large chorus open to the campus and the community without audition. Performs larger works in the choral repertoire including oratorios, masses, motets and opera.
This course is designed to facilitate a greater range of creative expression for aspiring songwriters by analyzing the musical and lyric components of a song composition, posing songwriting problems to be solved, and developing an identifiable musical style.
Co-req: MUTH.3001 Songwriting.
The emphasis is placed on such keyboard skills as the playing of several scale forms, basic chord progressions, harmonization of melodies, accompaniment patterns, basic solo literature, development of keyboard reading necessary to a working knowledge of the keyboard and basic improvisational concepts.
Pre-Req: Music majors only, or Instructor permission.
A study of more advanced chord progressions, ensemble keyboard playing, patriotic songs, more advanced accompaniment patterns and advanced solo literature and a continuation of the use of improvisational techniques.
Pre-Req: MUPF.1310 Intro To Keyboard 1.
This course teaches the basics of diction and the International Phonetic Alphabet, as utilized by professional singers. These principles are specifically applied to English, French, Italian and German.
Pre-req: MUTH.1090 Musicianship & Analysis 2.
Training in basic baton technique and related study for instrumental and choral conducting.
Pre-req: MUTH 1040 Aural Skills 2, or MUTH 1090 Musicianship & Analysis 2.
Continuation of 75.233 exploring more advanced choral and instrumental conducting techniques.
Pre-Req: MUPF.2330 Conducting 1.
This course is designed for both piano and non-piano majors. A discussion of concepts of form with special emphasis on working together with and being sensitive to other musicians will be emphasized. Accompaniments will consist of music for instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles and will include simple harmonizations and improvisations based on melodies from folk, classical, jazz, and popular music. Techniques of adjustment and cooperation in performance will also be discussed.
A continuation of Piano Accompanying 1 utilizing more advanced music literature from the genres as well as a refining of the philosophies of sensitivity and working with other musicians.
Pre-Req: MUPF.2550 Piano Accomp 1.
A study of basic jazz structures, motives, chord progressions, scales, melodic analysis, use of some approach techniques, tensions and their application to improvisation. Includes in class performance by small instrumental and/or vocal groups.
Pre-req: MUTH 1080 Musicianship & Analysis I, MUTH 1090 Musicianship & Analysis 2, and MUTH 2080 Musicianship & Analysis 3.
A continuation of 75.361. Will emphasize the study and performance of more advanced levels of improvisation.
Pre-req: MUTH.1080 Musicianship & Analysis I, and MUTH.1090 Musicianship & Analysis 2, and MUTH.2080 Musicianship & Analysis 3, and MUPF.3610 Jazz Improvisation I.
The study and performance of selected works from the repertoire of each of the five primary areas of performance; keyboard, voice, woodwinds, strings, and brass/percussion. Emphasis will be placed on student and faculty performance, leading to detailed consideration of the relationship between the demands of the composer and the problems of the performer and the manner in which these concerns influence the musical and artistic judgments necessary to achieve a quality performance.
This course is directed toward the development and refinement of instrumental repertoire and pedagogy. The course will examine the application of musical content and learning sequences to the teaching of instrumental music to students at all levels. It will include the study of teaching methods and materials for use in private and group instruction. Observation of studio and class teaching and supervised teaching experience will also be included. This course is directed toward meeting the NASM undergraduate pedagogy component.
Course will introduce students to the basics of teaching singing. It will include an overview of the anatomy of the respiratory and vocal mechanism and their application to singing; the categorization of voice types with suggestions for repertoire for young solo singers; an overview of vocal exercises for various technical goals and the diagnosis of common vocal problems and how to treat them. The class will also cover the child and adolescent voice and include in-class supervised teaching.
The study of orchestral and band instruments relative to intonation. The development of conceptual awareness relative to the various characteristics of pitch, which are inherent in the design of the various instruments. Identification of problematic intonation and procedures to alleviate problems through performance.
The study and performance of selected works from the repertoire of each of the five primary areas of performance; keyboard, voice, woodwinds,strings, and brass/percussion. Emphasis will be placed on student and faculty performance, leading to detailed consideration of the relationship between the demands of the mposer and the problems of the performer and the manner in which these concerns influence the musical and artistic judgments necessary to achieve a quality performance.
Designed as a "master class" experience for students in each of the five primary areas of performance, keyboard, voice, woodwinds, strings, and brass/percussion, with a separate section for each area wherever possible. Class sessions will consist of student performance of selected literature followed by critical analysis from faculty and peers. Each section will be supervised by the appropriate area coordinator and will also involve invited guest performers selected from faculty, applied faculty and other noted artists.
Pre-req: MUPF 3940 or MUPF 4930 Performance Seminar I.
Permission of chairperson required.