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McIntire Department of Music

122 Old Cabell Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400176
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176
(434) 924-3052 Fax: (434) 924-6033
www.virginia.edu/music

Overview The Department of Music serves students who are interested in many kinds of music. Academic courses and performance instruction are available, from introductory courses, requiring no previous musical study, to advanced work for ambitious majors.

The academic faculty includes historians, ethnomusicologists, theorists, and composers. Academic courses address the historical development of music, relations between music and cultural contexts, and the concepts and materials of music. The department offers opportunities for study in Western European art music, acoustic composition, computer music, jazz, popular music, African music, and other traditions of world music.

The performance faculty includes an orchestral conductor, a choral conductor, the director of the African Drum and Dance Ensemble, and several jazz musicians, along with instructors for strings, brass, winds, percussion, piano, harp, guitar and voice. In addition to private lessons, we offer some small ensembles and often have specialized courses such as jazz improvisation.

The department offers courses for non-majors ranging from an introduction to music, basic music theory, and keyboard skills, to special topics such as the history of jazz, black popular performance, orchestral music, Bach, Beethoven, opera and composition. Courses for majors cover a wide range of topics in ethnomusicology, music history, theory, and composition, including the use of new technologies. We also offer courses in special topics such as performance practice, music of the black Atlantic, women and music, the ethnography of performance, musical aesthetics and multimedia composition. Many courses have no prerequisites; courses at the 300 level and above require knowledge of music notation or have other prerequisites.

Individual performance instruction for credit is available for many instruments and voice. Students receive academic credit for participation in faculty-directed ensembles, which include the Symphony orchestra, University Singers, African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, and various other ensembles. In addition there are numerous student-directed and community performance groups, including singing groups such as the Glee Club, Women’s Chorus, and Black Voices.

Faculty The department has an exceptionally strong faculty of innovative scholars and composers. The outstanding faculty in music composition, have received numerous commissions and awards, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts. Members of the history, ethnomusicology, and theory faculty have published influential articles in anthologies and in prominent journals such as the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Ethnomusicology, Music Theory Spectrum, and Cambridge Opera Journal.

The department’s scholars cover a broad range of approaches, including nineteenth century, Italian opera, jazz, African music and ethnomusicology, recent American music, aesthetics, performance theory, feminist criticism, and gender studies. Composers offer courses in music composition, theory, new technologies, and analysis, while full-time conductors offer conducting as well as other courses.

The department also has over thirty experienced performance instructors. They have made commercial recordings and offer an exciting series of both traditional and new works on the annual McIntire Chamber Series. They also contribute to the vitality of the musical life both at UVa and in the larger community.

Students There are about seventy-five music majors. Some continue professionally in music, though many have careers in other areas such as law or medicine. Many students combine a major in music with a major or minor in another department.

Music majors have extensive contact with faculty. Classes for the major are small, ranging from five to thirty-five students, and all are taught by faculty members. Consultation with department faculty is readily available to students.

Although the department has only minimal performance requirements for majors, almost all music majors choose to supplement their academic studies with extensive musical performance in ensembles and/or individual instruction, for which some scholarship assistance is available through audition.

Special Resources

The Music Library The largest in the commonwealth, the Music Library contains over 50,000 books and scores and 32,000 sound recordings. The collection has traditionally focused on classical music, jazz, and folk music; recently it added an excellent collection of opera videos, and has begun to build up its popular music collection. Students may borrow recordings and videos as well as books and scores.

The Virginia Center for Computer Music Founded in 1988, the center serves undergraduates, graduates, and faculty, and offers an exceptionally wide range of musical possibilities. The facilities provide a wide assortment of music software and a rich development environment. It is also one of very few music centers where software developed in-house is used for compositional work. A CD of works produced at the center by faculty and graduate students was released in 1999 on the Centaur CDCM series.

The VCCM offers multiple workstations for music composition and research application. Macintosh computers are used for both digital audio and MIDI-based work. Linux-based workstations support advanced audio processing and direct digital synthesis. Different types of MIDI controllers (e.g., guitar and percussion controllers, and a Disklavier grand piano) are available. A variety of program environments are available. Students interested in combining sound and video may work with video images in the VCCM and at the University’s New Media Center.

Requirements for Major This program presents the study of music as one of the liberal arts. Students develop their understanding of music through critical and comparative studies; theory and analysis; composition; and development of skills in musicianship and performance.

In order to fulfill the requirements for a major in music, a student must complete at least 31 credits of academic course work. Beginning with courses taken in the spring semester, 2003, no course receiving a grade lower than C- will count toward major requirements.

I. Two introductory courses

  1. Gateway course - 3 credits. MUSI 305 (Music in the Twentieth Century)
  2. Research skills - 1 credit. MUSI 311 (Introduction to Music Research)

II. Four core courses

  1. Critical and comparative studies in music- 6 credits. Two courses, including one course chosen from MUSI 300 (Studies in Pre-Modern Music [to 1500]), MUSI 301 (Studies in Early Modern Music [1500-1700]), MUSI 302 (Studies in Eighteenth-Century Music), MUSI 303 (Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music); and another course chosen from MUSI 307 (Worlds of Music), MUSI 308 (American Music), MUSI 309 (Performance in Africa), MUSI 312 (Jazz Studies).
  2. Basic Theory- 3 credits. MUSI 331 (Theory I). This course requires fluency in music notation. Students not meeting this prerequisite may improve their skills by taking MUSI 131 (Basic Musicianship) or MUSI 231 (Introduction to Musical Theory), but these courses do not count toward the 29 credits required for the major.
  3. Composition- 3 credits. One course chosen from MUSI 336 (Tonal Composition), MUSI 339 (Introduction to Music and Computers), MUSI 431 (Theory III), MUSI 435 (Computer Applications in Music).

III. Performance

  1. Performance- 2 credits. One course (2 or more credits) or, in the case of 1-credit lessons or ensembles, two semesters of the same course. Choose from the following categories: (1) curricular ensembles: MUSI 360 (Jazz Ensemble, 2 credits), MUSI 361 (Orchestra, 2 credits), MUSI 362 (Wind Ensemble, 2 credits), MUSI 364 (Coro Virginia, 2 credits), MUSI 365 (university Singers, 2 credits), MUSI 336 (Opera Workshop, 1 credit), MUSI 367 (Early Music Ensemble, 1 credit), MUSI 368 (New Music Ensemble, 1 credit), MUSI 369 (African Drumming and Dance Ensemble, 2 credits); (2) private lessons: MUSI 351-358 (Performance, 1-2 credits); (3) academic courses with performance emphasis: MUSI 230A or B (Keyboard/Fretboard Skills, 2 credits), MUSI 309 (Performance in Africa, 4 credits), MUSI 471 or 472 (Instrumental Conducting, 3 credits), MUSI 474 (Music in Performance, 3 credits), MUSI 475 or 476 (Choral Conducting, 3 credits); or (4) other approved performance activities: MUSI 359 (Supervised Performance, 2 credits).
  2. Musicianship- 1 credit. Students take at least 1 credit of musicianship (MUSI 333A, B, or C), as co-requisite (MUSI 332, MUSI 431), but further credits for musicianship do not count toward the minimum 31 credits for the major.

IV. Four Electives

  1. Electives- 12 credits. Four additional courses (at least 3 credits each) numbered 300 level or above. Students seeking a broad survey of music should include among their electives at least two further courses in critical and comparative studies numbered 300 or above, or which at least one must be a seminar numbered 400 or above, and should also continue study of music theory at least through MUSI 332. Individual interests and goals may justify departure from this plan, as determined in discussion with the faculty advisor. In every case, the selection of electives must have the approval of the advisor.

Although the major can be completed in two years, students are strongly encouraged to complete MUSI 305, MUSI 311, and at least one course in critical and comparative studies by the end of their second year. Student planning to take MUSI 332 and 431 should normally begin their study of theory in the first or second year.

Students planning careers in music should complete at least 12 credits of advanced departmental course work beyond the minimum major requirements, choosing these courses in careful consultation with the faculty advisor, In addition, advanced performing students should perform a full recital in their fourth year.

Students who major in music and who have had instrumental or vocal training are encouraged to continue their performance studies and participate in curricular performing groups, MUSI 360 through MUSI 369. However, no more than eight credits of performance may be counted toward the 120 credits required for graduation from the College.

Distinguished Majors Program in Music Superior students with a GPA of at least 3.400 who seek independent study culminating in a thesis, a composition, or the performance of a full recital should apply for admission to the program no later than April 1 of the sixth semester. At that time the student should be nearing completion of requirements for the major. After a preliminary discussion with the undergraduate advisor, the student must submit a formal proposal to the departmental chair, to the advisor, and to the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the project. The Distinguished Majors Committee will inform the applicant of the decision by April 15. To complete the program, the student must complete all 31 credits required for the music major plus six additional credits of independent study, MUSI 493-494, resulting in an extended essay on some historical or theoretical topic, in a substantial musical composition, or in a recital performance. Three weeks prior to the last day of classes in the semester, the student submits the project for examination. After the committee has evaluated the quality of the project, the student’s work in the program, in the major courses, and his or her overall scholastic accomplishment, it recommends the degree with either no distinction, distinction, high distinction, or highest distinction. Recommendations for all forms of distinction are then passed on to the Committee on Special Programs.

Additional Information For more information, contact Laura Butterbaugh, McIntire Department of Music, 112 Old Cabell Hall, P.O. Box 400176, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176; (434) 924-3052; www.virginia.edu/music.


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MUSI 101 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Musical Literature
Surveys the musical literatures that make up the common listening experience of contemporary Americans, emphasizing such "classical" repertories as symphony, opera, "early music" "new music," blues, and jazz. Teaches effective ways of listening to and thinking critically about each repertoire. Considers how musical choices reflect or create cultural identities, including attitudes toward gender, ethnicity, social relationships, and ideas of the sacred.

MUSI 131 - (3) (S)
Basic Musical Skills
No previous knowledge of music is required. Not open to students already qualified to elect MUSI 231 or 331. Study of the rudiments of music and training in the ability to read music.

MUSI 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158 - (1) (S)
Performance

MUSI 193, 194 - (1-3) (SI)
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSI 202 - (3) (IR)
Opera
No previous knowledge of music required.
Study of musical, literary, and dramatic aspects of representative operatic works.

MUSI 204 - (3) (IR)
Symphonic Masterworks
No previous knowledge of music required.
Study of symphonic music, including the concerto, from 1700 to the present.

MUSI 207 - (3) (IR)
Popular Musics
Scholarly and critical study of music circulated through mass media. Specific topic for the semester (e.g. world popular music, bluegrass, country music, hip-hop, Elvis Presley) announced in advance. No previous knowledge of music required.

MUSI 208 - (3) (IR)
American Music
Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of music required.
Scholarly and critical study of music of the Americas, with attention to interaction of music, politics, and society. Specific topics announced in advance.

MUSI 210 - (3) (IR)
Film Music
Scholarly and critical study of music in cinema. Specific topics for the semester announced in advance. No previous knowledge of music required.

MUSI 211 - (3) (IR)
Music in Everyday Life
Explores the implicit cultural messages which circulate within our ever-changing daily soundtracks. This courses focuses our attention on music that we usually take for granted, getting us thinking about the depths of quotidian aesthetic experience.

MUSI 212 - (3) (Y)
History of Jazz Music
No previous knowledge of music required.
Survey of jazz music from before 1900 through the stylistic changes and trends of the twentieth century; important instrumental performers, composers, arrangers, and vocalists.

MUSI 221, 222 - (3) (Y)
Composers
Study of the lives and works of individuals (e.g., Bach, Beethoven, Cage, Ellington, Smyth) whose participation in musical culture has led them to focus on the creation of musical "works." Topics announced in advance.

MUSI 230A - (2) (Y)
Keyboard Skills (Beginning)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.
Introductory keyboard skills; includes sight-reading, improvisation, and accompaniment at the keyboard in a variety of styles. No previous knowledge of music required. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors.

MUSI 230B - (2) (Y)
Keyboard Skills (Intermediate)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.
Intermediate keyboard skills for students with some previous musical experience.

MUSI 230C - (2) (IR)
Fretboard Harmony
Prerequisite: instructor permission by audition.
Fretboard skills for students with some previous musical experience. Satisfies the performance requirement for music majors.

MUSI 231 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Musical Theory
Prerequisite: Ability to read music and instructor permission.
Not open to students already qualified to elect MUSI 331. Topics include the material of music: rhythm, melody, timbre, and harmony; the elements of musical composition.

MUSI 261 - (3) (Y)
Marching Band

Prerequisite: Students are selected by audition.
An ensemble that performs at all home football games and selected away games each season, also traveling to Bowl games and performing at special events. This course counts as performance, and thus subject to the limit of eight credits of the 120 required for the B.A.

MUSI 293, 294 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSI 300 - (3) (E)
Studies in Pre-Modern Music (to 1500)
Prerequisite: Ability to read music. MUSI 331 highly recommended.
Introduction to the variety of repertories and music cultures known to have thrived in pre-modern Europe, and the ways such music has been assimilated into 20th-century American ideas about "music history." Specific topics announced in advance, such as: the music of 12th-century France; music in monastic life, 800 to 1500; music and mystical vision, the cosmology of Hildegard von Bingen; music, cultural exchange, and power, Burgundy and Italy in the 15th century.

MUSI 301 - (3) (E)
Studies in Early Modern Music (1500-1700)
Prerequisite: The ability to read music. MUSI 331 highly recommended.
Introduction to crucial shifts in musical culture that signaled the emergence of a self-consciously "modern," self-consciously "European" musicality over the period 1500-1700; and to the ways such early modern genres as the polyphonic Mass, the madrigal, opera, oratorio, cantata, sonata, suite, and congregational hymnody have been assimilated into 20th-century American ideas about "musicality." Specific topics announced in advance.

MUSI 302 - (3) (Y)
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music
Prerequisite: MUSI 331 or instructor permission.
Study of selected repertories from the 17th and 18th centuries, emphasizing compositional style, performance practice, and the role of music within social, political, philosophical, and religious cultures of the time. Composers studied may include Lully, Corelli, Handel, J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, and Mozart.

MUSI 303 - (3) (Y)
Studies in Nineteenth-Century Music
Prerequisite: MUSI 331; or instructor permission.

MUSI 305 - (3) (S)
Music in the Twentieth Century
Prerequisite: The ability to read music, or any three-credit course in music, or instructor permission.
Studies the range of music that has flourished in the twentieth century, including modernist and post-modern art music, popular music, and world music, through historical, critical, and ethnographic approaches.

MUSI 307 - (3) (IR)
Worlds of Music
Exploration of world musical cultures through music-making, movement, listening, and case studies. Issues include how musical and social aesthetics are intertwined, the connections between style, community, and identity, and the concept of colonialism as it forms the relatively new category "world music."

MUSI 308 - (3) (IR)
American Music
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Historical and/or ethnomusicological perspectives on folk, popular, and "art" music in the Americas, with a particular emphasis on 19th-and 20th-century African-American traditions including spirituals, work songs, minstrelsy, blues, R&B, soul, and hip-hop.

MUSI 309 - (4) (IR)
Performance in Africa
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Explores music/dance performance in Africa through reading, hands-on workshops, discussion, and audio and video examples. The course covers both "traditional" and "popular" styles, through discussion and a performance lab.

MUSI 311 - (1) (Y)
Introduction to Music Research
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Studies the print and electronic resources available for the study of music and the principles for evaluating music research materials.

MUSI 312 - (3) (E)
Jazz Studies
Prerequisite: MUSI 331 or comparable fluency in music notation, and instructor permission.
Introduction to jazz as an advanced field of study, with equal attention given to historical and theoretical approaches.

MUSI 331 - (3) (Y)
Theory I
Prerequisite: Ability to read music, and familiarity with basic concepts of pitch intervals and scales; corequisite: MUSI 333, 334, or 335, except for students who have already passed the exit test for MUSI 335.
Studies the pitch and rhythmic aspects of several musical styles, including European art music, blues, African drumming, and popular music. Focuses on concepts and notation related to scales and modes, harmony, meter, form, counterpoint, and style.

MUSI 332 - (3) (Y)
Theory II
Prerequisite: MUSI 331 or instructor permission; corequisite: MUSI 333, 334, or 335, except for students who have already passed the exit test for MUSI 335.
Studies pitch and formal organization in European concert music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Includes four-part vocal writing, 18th-century style keyboard accompaniment, key relations, and form. Students compose numerous short passages of music and study significant compositions by period composers.

MUSI 333A, 333B, 333C - (1) (S)
Musicianship I, II, III
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Lab course providing practical experience with many aspects of musical perception and performance, such as accurate vocal production of pitch, musical memory, identification of intervals and rhythmic patterns, and uses of notation in dictation and sight-singing. Students entering this sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. At the end of each course in the sequence, students take a test to determine whether they may enter a higher-level course: enrollment in MUSI 334 requires a passing score on the exit test for 333; enrollment in MUSI 335 requires a passing score on the exit test for 334. Courses may be repeated for credit, but each course may be counted toward the major only once. Students enrolled in MUSI 331, 332, or 431, have priority; course open to other students as space permits.

MUSI 336 - (3) (S)
Tonal Composition
Develops the craft of musical composition through polyphonic writing, canon and imitative counterpoint, and homophonic writing, emphasizing phrase structure and small forms. Compositions are performed and criticized in class, with the aim of making manifest and adding to ideas covered in MUSI 331 (Theory I) through actual writing. This course is essential for those who will pursue creative writing in music.

MUSI 338 - (3) (IR)
Introduction to Post-Tonal Composition

Prerequisite: MUSI 331 or permission of instructor.
This class focuses on post-tonal compositional techniques in American and European concert music, including the music of various composers and the composition of new music.

MUSI 339 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Music and Computers
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Students gain hands-on experience with synthesizers, music notation software, and the control of MIDI instruments via computer.

MUSI 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358 - (2) (S)
Performance
Prerequisite: Music majors with permission of department chair by auditions; all other students must register for performance through the music department office.
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUSI 351-358 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.

  • MUSI 351: Voice
  • MUSI 352: Piano
  • MUSI 353: Organ, Harpsichord
  • MUSI 354: Strings
  • MUSI 355: Woodwinds
  • MUSI 356: Brass
  • MUSI 357: Percussion
  • MUSI 358: Harp, Guitar

MUSI 359 - (2) (IR)
Supervised Performance
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and DUP; restricted to music majors.
For majors involved in types of solo or ensemble performance not offered through the department. An academic faculty member serves as mentor, monitors performance activities, and assigns relevant readings and research.

Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered 360-369 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. These courses may not be applied toward the major.

MUSI 360 - (2) (S)
Jazz Ensemble
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.

MUSI 361 - (2) (S)
Orchestra
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.

MUSI 362 - (2) (S)
Wind Ensemble
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.

MUSI 364 - (2) (S)
Coro Virginia
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.

MUSI 365 - (2) (S)
University Singers
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.

MUSI 366 - (1) (S)
Opera Workshop
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.
Students prepare scenes from operas for modest stage presentation. Roles are assigned according to vocal skills and maturity. Scenes may include solo, ensemble, and chorus singing. Students receive coaching in interpretation and stage actions. Scenes are selected from three centuries of opera repertory and sung in German, Italian, French, and English.

MUSI 367 - (1) (S)
Early Music Ensemble
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.
Performance of music written before 1750 on instruments appropriate to the period.

MUSI 368 - (1) (S)
New Music Ensemble
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.
Performance of vocal and instrumental music of the twentieth century.

MUSI 369 - (2) (S)
African Drumming and Dance Ensemble
Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition.
Practical, hands-on course focusing on several music/dance forms from West Africa (Ghana, Togo) and Central Africa (BaAka pygmies). No previous experience with music or dance is necessary. Special attention is given to developing tight ensemble dynamics, aural musicianship, and a polymetric sensibility.

MUSI 393, 394 - (1-3) (SI)
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSI 405 - (3) (IR)
Vocal Music
Prerequisite: MUSI 332 or the equivalent and instructor permission.
Topics, announced in advance, selected from opera, oratorio, choral music, or song.

MUSI 406 - (3) (IR)
Instrumental Music
Prerequisite: MUSI 332 or the equivalent and instructor permission.
Topics, announced in advance, are selected from the orchestral, chamber music or solo repertories.

MUSI 407 - (3) (IR)
Composers
Prerequisite: MUSI 332 or the equivalent and instructor permission.
Study of the life and works of a composer (or school of composers); topic announced in advance.

MUSI 408 - (3) (IR)
Topics in American Music
Prerequisite: MUSI 308 or instructor permission.
Topics, announced in advance, about folk, popular, jazz or art music traditions in American culture.

MUSI 409, 410 - (3) (IR)
Cultural and Historical Studies of Music
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within cultural and historical frameworks.

MUSI 412 - (3) (SI)
Studies in Jazz Literature
Prerequisite: MUSI 312 or instructor permission.
Topics, announced in advance, exploring the world of jazz music.

MUSI 419, 420 - (3) (IR)
Critical Studies of Music
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Selected topics, announced in advance, exploring the study of music within critical frameworks.

MUSI 423 - (3) (IR)
Issues in Ethnomusicology
Prerequisite: MUSI 307 or instructor permission.
An intensive experience with ethnomusicology and performance studies, this seminar explores musical ethnography (descriptive writing), experiential research, sociomusical processes, and other interdisciplinary approaches to musical performance. Addresses issues involving race, class, gender, and identity politics in light of particular topics and areas studies.

MUSI 424 - (3) (IR)
Field Research and Ethnography of Performance
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Addresses ideas about ethnography and performance. Students explore epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic issues as they relate to field research and push the envelope of "creative non-fiction" in the ethnographic realm of their writing.

MUSI 425, 426 - (3) (IR)
Topics in Ethnomusicology
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Addresses specific issues and cultural areas according to the interests of the students and instructor.

MUSI 431 - (3) (Y)
Theory III
Prerequisite: MUSI 332 or instructor permission; corequisite: MUSI 333, 334, or 335, except for students who have already passed the exit test for MUSI 335.
Studies in 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century techniques and styles through analysis and composition.

MUSI 432 - (3) (Y)
Musical Analysis
Prerequisite: MUSI 431 or instructor permission.
Various approaches to musical analysis; readings from theoretical literature; and practical exercises in analysis of music from all periods.

MUSI 433 - (2) (IR)
Advanced Musicianship
Prerequisite: Passing score on the exit test for MUSI 335.
Includes advanced ear-training, sight-singing and keyboard harmony.

MUSI 434 - (3) (IR)
Tonal Counterpoint
Prerequisite: MUSI 332 or the equivalent.
Written and aural exercises based on analysis of the contrapuntal style of J.S. Bach and his successors.

MUSI 435 - (3) (Y)
Interactive Media
Prerequisite: MUSI 339 or MUSI 443 or MUSI 447 or instructor permission.
The class is designed for composers, performers and all students interested in interactive technology for music, programming real-time computer music systems, and in music for multimedia. Emphasis is placed on gaining both technical and artistic understanding of the possibilities of real time music technology and multimedia.

MUSI 440 - (3) (Y)
Computer Sound Generation and Spatial Processing
Prerequisite: MUSI 339 or instructor permission.
Studies in sound processing, digital synthesis and multichannel audio using RTCmix running under Linux. Students learn techniques of computer music through composition, analysis of representative works, and programming.

MUSI 443 - (3) (Y)
Sound Studio
Prerequisite: MUSI 339 or instructor permission.
Studies in computer music studio techniques, sound synthesis using a variety of software packages based on the Macintosh platform, and the creation of original music using new technologies.

MUSI 445 - (3) (Y)
Computer Applications in Music
Prerequisite: Instructor permission or MUSI 339.
Topics involving the composition, performance, and programming of interactive computer music systems.

MUSI 447 - (3) (Y)
Materials of Contemporary Music
Prerequisite: MUSI332 or instructor permission.
Topics in contemporary music that will focus on different areas in rotation. Each will involve focused readings, analysis of selected works, and the creation of original compositions that reflect the issues under discussion.

MUSI 463, 464 - (1-3) (IR)
Solo and Ensemble Repertory
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Analyzes selected scores for instrumental and vocal solo and ensemble; and the practical and aesthetic demands of the performance style of the period. Class demonstrations.

MUSI 471, 472 - (3) (Y)
Instrumental Conducting I, II
Prerequisite: MUSI 332 and instructor permission.
Studies the theory and practice of conducting, score analysis, and rehearsal technique.

MUSI 474 - (3) (IR)
Music in Performance
Prerequisite: Previous musical experience, broadly defined.
Studies how musical performances implicitly or explicitly enact and (re)negotiate their historical, cultural, and ideological circumstances through activities that focus on a range of musical cultures.

MUSI 475, 476 - (3) (S)
Choral Conducting I, II
Prerequisite: for 475, basic ear training, sight-reading. Previous experience in a choral or instrumental ensemble is preferred. Interested students should consult with the instructor before registering. Instructor permission is required.
Studies in the basic technique and art of conducting, with weekly experience conducting repertoire with a small choral ensemble.

MUSI 481, 482 - (3) (Y)
Composition
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSI 483, 484 - (1-3) (IR)
Music Seminar
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Readings, discussions, and individual projects in the literature and theory of music.

MUSI 493, 494 - (1-3) (SI)
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSI 533 - (3) (IR)
Modal Counterpoint
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Written and aural exercises based on analysis of the contrapuntal style of Palestrina and his contemporaries.

MUSI 534 - (3) (IR)
Tonal Counterpoint
Prerequisite: MUSI 332 or the equivalent.
Written and aural exercises based on analysis of the contrapuntal style of J.S. Bach and his successors.

MUSI 535 - (3) (O)
Instrumentation
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Study of the characteristics of orchestral instruments.

MUSI 536 - (3) (O)
Orchestration
Prerequisite: MUSI 535.
Composing and arranging music for orchestral instruments in various combinations.

MUSI 538 - (3) (IR)
Canon and Fugue
Prerequisite: MUSI 431 and instructor permission.
Studies the composition and analysis of canons and fugues focusing on works of J.S. Bach.

MUSI 541, 542 - (3) (Y)
Conducting I, II
Prerequisite: MUSI 332 or equivalent and instructor permission.
Studies the theory and practice of conducting rehearsal technique.

MUSI 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558 - (2) (S)
Graduate Performance
Prerequisite: Graduate student in music with permission of department chair by audition.

MUSI 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 569, 570 - (1-2) (S)
Performing Ensembles
Prerequisite: Graduate student in music with instructor permission by audition.

MUSI 581, 582 - (3) (Y)
Composition
Prerequisite: MUSI 431 and instructor permission.

MUSI 593, 594 - (1-3) (SI)
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Independent study dealing with a specific topic. Primary emphasis is not on research.


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