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Conservatory of Music

Professors:J. Anthony (George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor Emerita of Music) (on leave term(s) I, II, III), K. Bozeman (Frank C. Shattuck Professor of Music), S. Jordheim (on leave term(s) III), C. Kautsky (George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor of Music), K. Leigh-Post, A. Mast (Kimberly-Clark Professor of Music), H. Niblock, D. Richeson (on leave term(s) I, II), J. Stannard
Associate professors:I. Bates, D. Bell, G. Biringer, S. Ceballos, J. Daniel, J. DeCorsey, S. Downing, S. George, W. Gu, N. Keelan (on leave term(s) II, III), B. Koestner (on leave term(s) I, II, III), E. Lesser, J. McQuinn, J. Metcalf (on leave term(s) I), M. Michelic, B. Miller (on leave term(s) I), M. Mizrahi (on leave term(s) II), A. Padilla, B. Pertl, S. Sieck, S. Spears, A. Srinivasan, P. Swan, M. Urness, C. Woodruff (Director of Opera Studies)
Assistant professors:T. Albright, M. Arau (on leave term(s) II), H. Contreras, A. Crooks, M. Dupere, J. Encarnacion (Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies), J. Holiday, R. Perry
Visiting assistant professors:M. Clayville, J. Gates, E. Scheinberg
Instructors:J. Benson, A. Boeckman, J. Bozeman, P. Darling, D. DiBella, M. Erickson, S. McCardell, M. Paek, C. Rath, S. Truax, M. Turner, M. Van De Loo
Lecturers:D. Adnyana, C. Bester, A. Boncher, N. Buchman (Academy of Music), B. Carrothers, L. Dempster, E. Dupere (Lecturer in Music), M. Grine (Academy of Music), K. Handford, S. Jordheim, R. Korb, P. Merrifield (Academy of Music), C. Meyer (Academy of Music), S. Peplin, J. Planet, C. Walby (Academy of Music), N. Wysock

Bachelor of Music Degree

The Bachelor of Music is a professional degree. Courses in music represent approximately two-thirds of the curriculum, while one-third is devoted to Freshman Studies and General Education Requirements.

In addition to academic policies and regulations, students in the conservatory are subject to policies and procedures detailed in conservatory department guidelines and the Conservatory Student Handbook.

Admission to the Degree

An entrance audition is required of all applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Music degree. Bachelor of Arts students who wish to become Bachelor of Music students must petition the Conservatory Committee on Administration for admission. Bachelor of Music students who wish to become Bachelor of Arts students must petition the University Faculty Subcommittee on Administration for acceptance into the Bachelor of Arts degree program. Such changes are not normally allowed before the end of the freshman year nor later than the beginning of the junior year.

Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 216 units. The following music courses are used in the computation of the degree grade-point average but are excluded from the total of 216 units required for the degree: MURP 201, 202, 203, 301, 302 and MUTH 161, 162, 171, 172.
  2. Of the 216 units required to complete the degree, a student must present:
    1. a minimum of 144 units in music
    2. a minimum of 60 units in courses other than music.
    3. no more than 12 units from academic internships
    The additional 12 units may be selected from any department.
  3. In the freshman year, 12 units of Freshman Studies.
  4. Completion of the General Education Requirements:
    1. 6 units selected from courses designated as writing intensive
    2. International diversity. One of the following:
      1. 6 units selected from courses designated as either emphasizing global and comparative perspectives on the world or focusing on areas outside Europe and the United States
      2. 12 units selected from courses numbered below 200 in a single foreign language. This requirement may also be satisfied by attaining a score of 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement examination or by passing a proficiency examination administered by a Lawrence University foreign language department.
      3. Participation for one term in a Lawrence or affiliated off-campus study program held outside the United States
    Note: While some music courses may satisfy General Education Requirements, a minimum of 60 units in courses other than music is required for the degree.

    Stipulations Pertaining to the General Education Requirements

    A single course may be used to satisfy both requirement a. and requirement b. above. Credits granted pursuant to university policy for advanced placement or for transfer work may be used to fulfill General Education Requirement (see also Evaluation of Credit for Transfer Students).
  5. Completion of music core requirements:
    1. Music theory
      1. MUTH 151, 161, 171 or MUTH 201, 211, 221
      2. MUTH 152, 162, 172 or MUTH 202, 212, 222
      3. MUTH 251, 261, and 271
      4. MUTH 252, 262, and 272
      5. MUTH 301, 311, and 321
    2. Music history
      1. MUHI 201 and 202
      2. 12 units selected from courses in music history numbered 400 or above
    3. Keyboard skills: MURP 201, 202, 203 or MURP 301, 302
    4. Applied music individual instruction as specified under requirements for the major and areas of emphasis
    5. Ensemble study: a minimum of 12 units. Students are required to participate in an ensemble every term in which they are attending classes on the Appleton campus. Requirements for specific types of ensemble study (MUEN) are specified under requirements for majors and areas of emphasis.
  6. Completion of a major in music — performance, music education, theory/composition, or student-designed — including all course and non-course requirements, such as recitals, qualifying examinations, etc.
  7. An academic record that meets the following standards:
    1. A 2.000 grade-point average in all Lawrence courses.
    2. A 2.000 grade-point average in the music major (all music courses and non-music courses required for the major) unless otherwise specified under the major requirements.
  8. Completion of required terms and units in residence as specified by the residence requirements.

Music Repertoire - Performance Study

Piano

  1. Piano performance: 54 units
    1. A minimum of 54 units in MUIN 301
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the major: 18 units
    1. MURP 451, 452: Literature of the Piano I, II (12 units)
    2. MUEP 301, 302: Piano Pedagogy I, II (6 units)
  3. Keyboard skills: MURP 301, 302: Functional Skills for Keyboard Majors I, II
  4. Ensemble: 12 units
    1. 3 units in major ensemble
    2. 3 units in chamber music
    3. 6 units in MUEN 250: Supervised Accompanying

Organ

  1. Organ performance: 54 units
    1. A minimum of 54 units in MUIN 302
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the major: 9 units
    1. MURP 390: Tutorial Survey of Organ Literature, Design, Pedagogy and Performance Practice (3 units)
    2. Keyboard skills: MURP 301, 302: Functional Skills for Keyboard Majors
    3. MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  3. Music theory/history/composition/arranging: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  4. Ensemble: 12 units
    1. 3 units in major ensemble
    2. 3 units in chamber music
    3. 6 units in major ensemble, chamber music, or supervised accompanying

Harpsichord

  1. Harpsichord performance: 54 units
    1. A minimum of 54 units in MUIN 319
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the major: 7 units
    1. MURP 390: Tutorial Harpsichord Accompaniment (1 unit)
    2. Keyboard skills: MURP 301, 302: Functional Skills for Keyboard Majors I, II
    3. MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
    4. MUEP 390: Tutorial Harpsichord Pedagogy (1 unit)
  3. Music theory/history/composition/arranging: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  4. Ensemble: 12 units
    1. 3 units in major ensemble
    2. 3 units in chamber music
    3. 6 units in major ensemble, chamber music, or supervised accompanying
  5. General Education: French or German must be taken to fulfill the international diversity requirement

Voice

  1. Voice performance: 54 units
    1. A minimum of 54 units in MUIN 303
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the major: 19 units
    1. MURP 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276: vocal diction and technique series (6 units)
    2. MURP 455: Vocal Literature (3 units)
    3. MUEP 371, 372: Vocal Science & Pedagogy I, II (4 units)
    4. MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  3. Ensemble: 18 units
    1. 6 units in MUEN 272/275
    2. 6 additional units in a major choral ensemble
    3. 6 units in opera theatre (MUEN 280: Performance Skills for Singers required, preferably in the first year)
  4. General Education:
    1. 12 units each of courses taught in two of the following languages (or placement at the intermediate level): French, German, or Italian. Must be taken for a grade.
    2. Non-music courses must include THAR 187: Acting I

Strings: violin, viola, violoncello, doublebass

  1. String performance: 60 units
    1. A minimum of 60 units in MUIN 304, 305, 306, or 307
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Pedagogy: One course selected from MUEP 245, 250, 252, 333, or 334 (1-3 units)
  3. Conducting: MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  4. Music theory/history/composition/arranging: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  5. Ensemble: 18 units
    1. 12 units in MUEN 290: Symphony Orchestra
    2. Chamber music: 6 units, 3 units of which must be completed after the student has passed the qualifying examination for the major

Classical guitar

  1. Guitar performance: 60 units
    1. A minimum of 60 units in MUIN 308
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Supporting courses for the major: 9 units
    1. MURP 315: Fretboard Harmony for the Classical Guitarist (1 unit)
    2. MUEP 304: Guitar Pedagogy (1 unit)
    3. MURP 317: History and Literature of the Guitar (1 unit)
    4. MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  3. Music theory/history/composition/arranging: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  4. Ensemble: 12 units
    1. 3 units in major ensemble,
    2. 3 units in chamber music, and
    3. 6 units in major ensemble or chamber music

Winds: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba

  1. Wind performance: 60 units
    1. A minimum of 60 units in MUIN 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, or 318
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Pedagogy: One course selected from MUEP 245, 259, 260, or 261 (3 units)
  3. Conducting: MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  4. Music theory/history/composition/arranging: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  5. Ensemble: 15 units
    1. 6 units in MUEN 285: Wind Ensemble, 3 units of which must be taken after the student has passed the qualifying examination for the major, and
    2. 6 units in a major instrumental ensemble
    3. 3 units of chamber music

Percussion

  1. Percussion performance: 54 units
    1. A minimum of 54 units in MUIN 320
    2. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
  2. Pedagogy: MUEP 245: Instrumental Pedagogy (3 units)
  3. Conducting: MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  4. Music theory/history/composition/arranging: 6 units from courses numbered 300 or above beyond degree requirements
  5. Ensemble: 16 units
    1. 12 units in a major instrumental ensemble, including
      1. 3 units in MUEN 285: Wind Ensemble, and
      2. 3 units in MUEN 290: Symphony Orchestra (A minimum of 3 units in MUEN 285 or MUEN 290 must be completed after the student has passed the qualifying examination for the major.)
    2. 4 units of MUEN 230: Percussion Ensemble (one term each year for four years)

Senior Experience in Music Performance

The required senior recital is considered the standard Senior Experience for students in the performance major. Students have the option of proposing enhancements to the senior recital or alternative performance projects as their Senior Experience with the approval of the applied teacher, advisor, and department chair. Alternative Senior Experience projects do not replace the senior recital requirement.

Emphasis in collaborative piano

In addition to all requirements for the major in piano performance, the following are required:

  1. Supporting courses for the emphasis: 12 units
    1. MURP 420: Piano Accompaniment: Vocal (3 units)
    2. MURP 425: Piano Accompaniment: Instrumental (3 units)
    3. MURP 420 or 425 – repetition of one course (3 units)
    4. MURP 272 English Singing Diction (1 unit); must be fulfilled before requirement 1.e. below
    5. Two of the following in a language not used to satisfy requirement 3 below (language requirement) (2 units): MURP 273 Italian and Latin Singing Diction, MURP 274 German Singing Diction, MURP 275 French Singing Diction.
    6. One term of the supervised accompanying requirement must be fulfilled with Opera Scenes.
  2. Recitals: in addition to required solo degree recitals, accompany 1 half vocal recital and 1 half instrumental recital; must be prepared under supervision of keyboard faculty member(s) through registration in an accompanying class, supervised accompanying, or chamber music.
  3. General Education: completion of the degree requirements must include 12 units of one of the following (or placement at the intermediate level): French, German, or Italian, taken for a grade

Emphasis in piano pedagogy

In addition to all requirements for the major in piano performance, the following are required:

  1. Supporting courses for the emphasis: 15 units
    1. MUEP 303: Piano Pedagogy III (3 units)
    2. Two of MUEP 502: Early Advanced Piano Pedagogy, MUEP 503: Group Piano Pedagogy, MUEP 505: Internship in Piano Pedagogy (6 units)
    3. MUEP 581, 582: Student Teaching in Piano I, II (6 units)
  2. General Education: completion of the requirement must include:
    1. PSYC 260 or PSYC 340

Emphasis in jazz and improvisational music

Admission to the Bachelor of Music performance major with an emphasis in jazz and improvisational music may be granted to a limited number of students upon completion of qualifying examinations and with the approval of a candidate selection committee. For detailed information on admission and scheduling of requirements, students are referred to the chair of the jazz and improvisational music department.

  1. Performance: 54 units
    1. 36 units of applied individual instruction (MUIN) in piano, strings, winds, or percussion numbered 301-320 during the freshman and sophomore years (before admission to the jazz emphasis)
    2. 18 units of MUIN 329 after admission to the jazz emphasis (candidates may elect more than 18 units)
    3. Presentation of a half recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
    Note: Before admission to the jazz emphasis, Bachelor of Music performance candidates are required to study with the respective classical applied instructors but may elect added applied study with the respective jazz applied instructor. After admission to the jazz emphasis, candidates are required to study with the respective jazz applied instructors but may elect to continue with the respective classical instructor.
  2. Supporting courses for the emphasis:
    1. MUTH 240: Jazz Theory and Aural Training (3 units)
    2. MUCA 220, 221: Jazz Improvisation I, II (6 units)
    3. MUCA 230: 230: Small Group Jazz Composition and Arranging (3 units)
    4. MUCA 330: Large Ensemble Jazz Composition and Arranging (3 units)
    5. MUCA 530: Advance Jazz Writing Skills (3 units)
    6. MUIN 329: Jazz Studies - one term of applied individual study in jazz piano (3 units)
    7. MUHI 455: Jazz History (6 units)
    8. MUEP 305: Jazz Pedagogy (1 unit)
    9. MUEP 120: Basic Audio Recording (1 unit)
  3. Piano majors must complete either MURP 451 and 452: Literature of the Piano I and II or MUEP 301 and 302: Piano Pedagogy I and II
  4. Ensemble: completion of the requirement must include:
    1. 5 terms of MUEN 248: Jazz Small Group Studies after admission to the jazz emphasis (5 units)
    2. 6 terms of MUEN 295: Jazz Ensemble or MUEN 293: Jazz Band, after admission to the jazz emphasis (6 units)
    3. Additional ensembles, specific to primary instrument, as follows:
      • Winds/Percussion: 6 terms wind ensemble/symphonic band; 3 terms chamber music
      • Strings: 9 terms symphony orchestra (3 terms required participation after admission to the emphasis in jazz studies); 3 terms chamber music
      • Piano: 3 terms symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert choir, women’s choir, or chorale; 3 terms supervised accompanying
      • Guitar: 3 terms symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert choir, women’s choir, chorale, or chamber music
  5. Required Projects
    1. DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards Application: By December 31 of the senior year, all candidates are required to submit an application and compact-disc recording (a minimum of 10 minutes or 3 selections) for the Jazz Soloist category in the annual DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards. Repertoire will be chosen by the coordinator of jazz performance practice in consultation with the applied jazz studio teacher.
    2. Assembly of Self-Promotional CD and/or Web site: Over the course of the candidate’s two years in the jazz emphasis, a media project documenting the student’s jazz performances, compositions, arrangements, and teaching/pedagogical demonstrations must be assembled. Candidates may choose to create an audio CD, audio/visual DVD, or personal Web site containing a minimum of 30 minutes of recorded work by the candidate. The selected project(s) must be presented to the jazz and improvisational music faculty before the conclusion of the final term of study.
    3. Jazz Small Group Coaching: All candidates will direct or co-direct a jazz small group for a minimum of one term after admission to the emphasis in jazz studies (one 60-minute rehearsal per week). Each candidate must submit (in writing to the jazz faculty) a repertoire list and rehearsal plan for the term by the end of the third week. Each candidate must arrange for one group rehearsal observation by a jazz faculty member before the mid-term reading period.
    4. Jazz Big Band Conducting: All candidates will conduct designated rehearsals and sectionals of Jazz Band or Jazz Workshop after admission to the emphasis in jazz studies.
    5. Jazz “Tune of the Week” Tutoring: All admitted Jazz Emphasis candidates will serve as co-tutors for jazz “Tune of the Week” study/rehearsal sessions once each term. Tutors will organize and lead a single session (2-3 hours in duration, time and date TBA) at the end of each term for freshmen and sophomores contemplating admission to the Jazz Emphasis. Each session will serve as an “organized jam session” covering the 10 “Tune of the Week” selections assigned in each given term.

Senior Experience in Music - Jazz Emphasis

The senior recital and media project (assembly of a self-promotional CD and/or personal Web site) are designated as the official Senior Experiences for Jazz Emphasis candidates in both Performance and Composition & Arranging. Students have the option of proposing enhancements to this Senior Experience with the approval of the applied teacher, advisor, and department chair.
Over the course of the candidate’s two years in the jazz emphasis, a media project documenting the student’s jazz performances, compositions, arrangements, and teaching/pedagogical demonstrations will be assembled. Candidates may choose to create an audio CD, audio/visual DVD, or personal Web site containing a minimum of 30 minutes of recorded work by the candidate. The selected project(s) must be presented to the jazz and improvisational music faculty before the conclusion of the final term of study.


Music Education and Pedagogy

The Bachelor of Music degree with a major in music education is subject to revision. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm requirements with the chair of the music education department. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for certification in music. To be admitted to the teacher education program, candidates for certification must pass Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) in reading, writing, and mathematics. Before they may student teach, candidates for certification must pass Praxis II: Subject Assessment/Specialty Area Test for each subject in which they intend to be licensed. Students seeking licensure should also consult the Music Education Student Teaching Handbook for further information and requirements.

Students in the Bachelor of Music degree program may qualify for a 13th term tuition waiver for student teaching, paying only a registration fee ($1,283). Students must have completed all graduation requirements except student teaching; this term must immediately follow the 12th term. For students in the five-year double degree program, a 16th term of student teaching is available under the same policy; this term must immediately follow the 15th term.

Common requirements for the major in music education

In addition to degree requirements and those of specific areas below, the following are required of all music education majors:

  1. Education: 21 units
    1. EDST 180: Psychology of Learning (6 units)
    2. EDST 440 Sociology of Education (6 units)
    3. EDST 350: Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity, and Education (6 units)
    4. EDUC 431: Educating All Learners - Music (3 units)
  2. Music education: 9 units
    1. MUEP 201: Introduction to Music Education (3 units)
    2. MUEP 380: Conducting Principles (6 units)
  3. Student teaching: 21 units
    1. MUEP 660: Advanced Methods in Teaching Music (3 units)
    2. MUEP 680: Student Teaching (18 units)
  4. Performance: 36 units
    1. Minimum of 36 units in applied individual instruction, required every term in which the student is in residence on the Appleton campus with the exception of the student-teaching semester
    2. Presentation of a half recital during the junior or senior year
  5. Non-music courses
    Must include the following:
    1. 6 units of biological science or ANTH 140 and 6 units of physical science; or 6 units of BIOL 103, BIOL 230, or ENST 150
    2. 6 units in mathematics
    3. A total of 60 units in courses other than music
  6. Participation in a major ensemble is required every term in residence on the Appleton campus, as specified in the following requirements for each track: general, choral/general, instrumental, and instrumental/general.
  7. Completion of major requirements for one of the areas as outlined below.

Senior Experience in Music Education

Student Teaching is the culminating experience for students in music education. This experience places Lawrence seniors in schools for a period of 18 weeks. During this time, student teachers work closely with a mentor teacher at the secondary and/or elementary level to gain the professional knowledge and skills that will prepare them for state certification licensure in Wisconsin. A variety of projects, tasks, and events comprise the student teaching Senior Experience at Lawrence. As they work with their mentor teacher, students observe classroom teaching as they prepare to take responsibility for planning and executing classes, rehearsals, and lessons under the expert guidance of master teachers.
In addition to working with a mentor teacher in the schools, students also work with Lawrence faculty during student teaching, both as mentors and in a weekly seminar meeting. Seminar topics include examination of practical issues related to the classroom, (such as classroom management, lesson planning and execution, and working with young learners), broad matters related to functioning professionally in schools and the profession (licensure, administration, and community), and philosophical issues. One of the mechanisms for facilitating discourse in the seminar is the videotape that student teachers bring in to the seminar. These brief episodes facilitate group discussion of their concerns, questions, and wonderments while providing a glimpse into their distinct student teaching environment.
During student teaching, students engage the complete range of their Lawrence studies, including but not limited to the musical, pedagogical and technical coursework in the program. One of the culminating products of the student teaching experience is the creation of an electronic portfolio that includes lesson plans, philosophical statement, résumé, assessments, audio and video examples of their teaching, demonstrating the range and scope of the student's experiences and documenting that the student has met Lawrence's teacher education standards.

General music

In addition to degree requirements and common requirements for all music education majors (above), the following are required for the general music emphasis:

  1. Music education and pedagogy: 28-30 units
    1. MUEP 371 and 372: Voice Science & Pedagogy I, II (4 units) or MUEP 231 and 232: Vocal Proficiency and Pedagogy I, II (2 units). (Students whose principal performance instrument is other than voice must complete MUEP 231 and 232.)
    2. MUEP 240, 350, 370: General Music Methods and Practicum (15 units)
    3. MUEP 336: Guitar and Recorder for the Music Educator (1 unit)
    4. MUEP 340/THAR 340: Musical Theatre Production Overview (3 units)
    5. MUEP 402: Choral Techniques I (6 units)
    6. MUEP 307: Orchestration for the Music Educator (1 unit)
  2. Keyboard skills: MURP 211 and 212: Keyboard Skills for Music Educators I, II (2 units) in addition to degree requirement in keyboard skills
  3. MURP 271, 272, 273, 274, 275 for students whose primary instrument is voice
  4. Ensemble: 12 units
    Participation in major ensemble required every term in residence on the Appleton campus.
    The requirement is based on the student’s principal instrument, as follows:
    1. Voice and keyboard:
      1. 9 units in a major choral ensemble, and
      2. 3 units in any major ensemble
    2. Winds and percussion:
      1. 6 units in Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band,
      2. 3 units in any major choral ensemble, and
      3. 3 units in any major ensemble.
    3. Strings:
      1. 6 units in Symphony Orchestra,
      2. 3 units in any major choral ensemble, and
      3. 3 units in any major ensemble

Note: B.Mus. students earning this major should expect to attend Lawrence for four and one-half years; double degree students earning this major should expect to attend Lawrence for five and one-half years.

Choral/general

In addition to degree requirements and common requirements for all music education majors (top), the following are required for the choral/general emphasis:

  1. Music education and pedagogy: 34-36 units
    1. MUEP 371 and 372: Voice Science & Pedagogy I, II (4 units) or MUEP 231 and 232: Vocal Proficiency and Pedagogy I, II (2 units).
      (Students whose principal performance instrument is other than voice must complete MUEP 231 and 232.)
    2. MUEP 240, 350, 370: General Music Methods and Practicum (15 units)
    3. MUEP 307: Orchestration for the Music Educator (1 unit)
    4. MUEP 336: Guitar and Recorder for the Music Educator (1 unit)
    5. MUEP 340/THAR 340: Musical Theatre Production Overview (3 units)
    6. MUEP 402: Choral Techniques I (6 units)
    7. MUEP 442: Choral Techniques II (6 units)
  2. Keyboard skills: MURP 211 and 212: Keyboard Skills for Music Educators I, II (2 units) in addition to degree requirement in keyboard skills
  3. Performance: 5-6 units
    1. MURP 271, 272, 273, 274, 275 for students whose primary instrument is voice
    2. A minimum of 2 terms of MUIN 303 for students whose primary instrument is other than voice and satisfactory completion of the vocal proficiency examination
  4. Ensemble: 12 units in a major choral ensemble
    Participation in major ensemble required every term in residence on the Appleton campus.

Note: B.Mus. students earning this major should expect to attend Lawrence for four and one-half years; double degree students earning this major should expect to attend Lawrence for five and one-half years.

Instrumental

In addition to degree requirements and common requirements for all music education majors (top), the following are required for the instrumental emphasis:

  1. Music education and pedagogy: 33 units
    1. MUEP 230: Voice for Instrumental Music Educators (1 units)
    2. One of the following: MUEP 305: Jazz Pedagogy (1 unit), MUEP 333 String Pedagogy: Pedagogues and Methods (1 unit), or MUEP 334 String Pedagogy: Editing Orchestral String Parts (1 unit)
    3. MUEP 401: Instrumental Methods and Rehearsal Techniques I (6 units)
    4. MUEP 451: Instrumental Methods and Rehearsal Techniques II (6 units)
    5. MUEP 307: Orchestration for the Music Educator (1 unit)
    6. MUEP 310: Brass Techniques (3 units)
    7. MUEP 315: Percussion Techniques (3 units)
    8. MUEP 321, 322: Woodwind Techniques I, II (6 units)
    9. MUEP 331, 332: String Techniques I, II (6 units)
  2. Ensemble: 12 units
    1. Winds and percussion:
      1. 9 units in MUEN 285: Wind Ensemble or MUEN 287: Symphonic Band, and
      2. an additional 3 units in any major ensemble
    2. Strings:
      1. 9 units in MUEN 290: Symphony Orchestra, and
      2. 3 additional units in any major ensemble

Note: B.Mus. students earning this major should expect to attend Lawrence for four and one-half years; double degree students earning this major should expect to attend Lawrence for five and one-half years.

Instrumental/general

In addition to degree requirements and common requirements for all music education majors (top), the following are required for the instrumental/general emphasis:

  1. Music education and pedagogy: 50 units
    1. One of the following: MUEP 305: Jazz Pedagogy (1 unit), MUEP 333 String Pedagogy: Pedagogues and Methods (1 unit), or MUEP 334 String Pedagogy: Editing Orchestral String Parts (1 unit)
    2. MUEP 231, 232: Vocal Proficiency and Pedagogy I, II (2 units)
    3. MUEP 240, 350, 370: General Music Methods and Practicum (15 units)
    4. MUEP 336: Guitar and Recorder for the Music Educator (1 unit)
    5. MUEP 401: Instrumental Methods and Rehearsal Techniques I (6 units)
    6. MUEP 451: Instrumental Methods and Rehearsal Techniques II (6 units)
    7. MUEP 307: Orchestration for the Music Educator (1 unit)
    8. MUEP 310: Brass Techniques (3 units)
    9. MUEP 315: Percussion Techniques ( 3 units)
    10. MUEP 321, 322: Woodwind Techniques (6 units)
    11. MUEP 331, 332: String Techniques (6 units)
  2. Keyboard skills:
    1. MURP 211 and 212: Keyboard Skills for Music Educators I, II (2 units) in addition to degree requirements in keyboard skills.
  3. Ensemble: 12 units
    Participation in major ensemble required every term in residence on the Appleton campus. The requirement is based on the student’s primary instrument, as follows:
    1. Winds and percussion:
      1. 6 units in Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band,
      2. 3 units in any major choral ensemble, and
      3. 3 additional units in any major ensemble
    2. Strings:
      1. 6 units in Symphony Orchestra,
      2. 3 units in any major choral ensemble, and
      3. 3 units in any major ensemble

Note: B.Mus. students earning this major should expect to attend Lawrence for four and one-half years; double degree students earning this major should expect to attend Lawrence for five and one-half years.



Music Theory

Acceptance into the Theory/Composition Major

Students wishing to pursue the theory/composition major must submit an acceptable portfolio consisting of a minimum of two compositions (in legible manuscript and accompanied by a recording if possible), normally by the end of the sophomore year. The works included in the portfolio are normally composed while taking composition class or private composition lessons at Lawrence.

Theory/composition

  1. Music theory in addition to the core courses required for the B.Mus. degree: 36 units
    1. Two courses in counterpoint (12 units), either:
      1. MUTH 400: Renaissance Counterpoint (6 units) and MUTH 401 Counterpoint in the Style of J.S. Bach I (6 units), or
      2. MUTH 401: Counterpoint in the Style of J.S. Bach I (6 units) and MUTH 402: Counterpoint in the Style of J.S. Bach II (6 units)
    2. MUTH 411, 412: Orchestration I, II (12 units)
    3. MUTH 510: Theory and Analysis of Music Since 1900 (6 units)
    4. MUTH 350/550: Topics in Music Analysis (6 units)
  2. Music composition and arranging: 30 units
    1. 6 units: MUCA 250: Introductory Composition (3 units per term)
    2. 6 units: MUCA 350: Intermediate Composition (3 units per term)
    3. 6 units: MUCA 550: Advanced Composition (3 units per term)
    4. 6 additional units from MUCA 250, 350, 550
    5. MUCA 300: Techniques of the Contemporary Composer (6 units)
    6. Presentation of a full composition recital during senior year
  3. Music history: fulfillment of the degree requirement of 24 units must include 12 units in courses numbered 400 or above
  4. Performance: 24 units
    A minimum of 24 units in applied individual instruction
  5. Ensemble: 12 units
    1. 3 units in major ensemble,
    2. 3 units in chamber music, and
    3. 6 units in major ensemble or chamber music

Senior Experience in Music Theory/Composition

For students majoring in Music Theory/Composition, the Senior Experience consists of a recital of original compositions and a portfolio of scores and recordings of works composed while at Lawrence. The composition recital, which is normally held during the winter or spring term of the senior year, must include approximately 35-40 minutes of original music composed while at Lawrence (e.g., 5 to 6 works for various chamber ensembles, possibly including a solo work or two), showing variety in musical style, compositional technique, and artistic conception. The compositions should represent the student's finest work at Lawrence, and they should be prepared, rehearsed, and performed at the highest possible level.
The student, in consultation with his or her principal composition instructor, is responsible for all aspects of production (assembling personnel, preparation of scores and parts, preparation of the concert program and program notes, organizing rehearsals, and, where appropriate, coaching). The senior portfolio consists of professional-quality scores prepared by the student along with recordings of works performed at Lawrence, and must be submitted by the end of the tenth week of the term in which the senior recital occurs.
The senior recital and portfolio is not normally subject to consideration for honors in independent study. Students wishing to undertake an honors project distinct from the senior recital may do so, but the honors project may not substitute for the senior recital and portfolio.

Emphasis in jazz and improvisational music

Admission to the Bachelor of Music in theory/ composition with an emphasis in jazz and improvisational music may be granted to a limited number of students upon successful completion of qualifying examinations and with the approval of a candidate selection committee. For detailed information on admission and scheduling of requirements, students are referred to the chair of the jazz and improvisational music department.
Specific courses required for the emphasis are as follows:

  1. Music theory in addition to the core courses required for the B.Mus. degree:
    1. MUTH 411: Orchestration I (6 units)
    2. MUTH 510: Theory and Analysis of Music Since 1900(6 units)
  2. Music composition and arranging
    1. MUCA 230: 230: Small Group Jazz Composition and Arranging (3 units)
    2. MUCA 330: Large Ensemble Jazz Composition and Arranging (3 units)
    3. MUCA 530: Advance Jazz Writing Skills (3 units)
    4. MUCA 530: Advanced Jazz Composition (9 units at 3 units per term)
    5. MUCA 300: Techniques of the Contemporary Composer (6 units)
    6. 6 units from MUCA 250, 350, 550: Composition
  3. Supporting courses for the emphasis:
    1. MUTH 240 :Jazz Theory and Aural Training (3 units)
    2. MUCA 220, 221: Jazz Improvisation I, II (6 units)
    3. MUIN 329: Jazz Studies - one term of applied individual study in jazz piano (3 units)
    4. MUHI 455: Jazz History (3 units)
    5. MUEP 305: Jazz Pedagogy (1 unit)
    6. MUEP 120: Basic Audio Recording (1 unit)
  4. Performance: A minimum of 24 units in applied individual instruction and 6 terms on the major instrument or voice
  5. Ensemble: Completion of the requirement must include:
    1. 3 terms of MUEN 248: Jazz Small Group Studies, after admission to jazz emphasis (3 units)
    2. 3 terms of MUEN 295: Jazz Ensemble or MUEN 293: Jazz Band, after admission to the jazz emphasis (3 units)
    3. Additional ensembles, specific to primary instrument, as follows:
      Winds/Percussion: 6 terms wind ensemble/ symphonic band; 3 terms chamber music
      Strings: 9 terms symphony orchestra (3 terms required participation after admission to the emphasis in jazz studies); 3 terms chamber music
      Piano: 3 terms symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert choir, women’s choir, or chorale; 3 terms supervised accompanying
      Guitar: 3 terms symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert choir, women’s choir, chorale, or chamber music
      Voice: 6 terms concert choir or women’s choir
  6. Required Projects
    1. Recitals: Half recital (30 minutes maximum stage time) during junior year, full recital (60 minutes maximum stage time) during senior year.
    2. DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards Application: By December 31 of the senior year, all candidates are required to submit an application and CD recording (a minimum of 10 minutes or 3 selections) for the Jazz Soloist category in the annual DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards. Repertoire will be chosen by the coordinator of jazz performance practice in consultation with the applied jazz studio teacher
    3. Assembly of Self-Promotional CD and/or Web site: Over the course of the candidate’s two years in the jazz emphasis, a media project documenting the student’s jazz performances, compositions, arrangements, and teaching/pedagogical demonstrations must be assembled. Candidates may choose to create an audio CD, audio/visual DVD, or personal Web site containing a minimum of 30 minutes of recorded work by the candidate. The selected project(s) must be presented to the jazz and improvisational music faculty before the conclusion of the final term of study.
    4. Jazz Small Group Coaching: All candidates will direct or co-direct a jazz small group for a minimum of one term after admission to the emphasis in jazz studies (one 60-minute rehearsal per week). Each candidate must submit (in writing to the jazz faculty) a repertoire list and rehearsal plan for the term by the end of the third week. Each candidate must arrange for one group rehearsal observation by a jazz faculty member before the mid-term reading period.
    5. Jazz Big Band Conducting: All candidates will conduct designated rehearsals and sectionals of Jazz Band or Jazz Workshop after admission to the emphasis in jazz studies.
    6. Jazz “Tune of the Week” Tutoring: All admitted Jazz Emphasis candidates will serve as co-tutors for jazz “Tune of the Week” study/rehearsal sessions once each term. Tutors will organize and lead a single session (2-3 hours in duration, time and date TBA) at the end of each term for freshmen and sophomores contemplating admission to the Jazz Emphasis. Each session will serve as an “organized jam session” covering the 10 “Tune of the Week” selections assigned in each given term.

Note: Before admission to the jazz emphasis, Bachelor of Music theory/composition candidates are required to study with the respective classical applied instructors but may elect added applied study with the respective jazz applied instructor. After admission to the jazz emphasis, candidates are required to study with the respective jazz applied instructors but may elect to continue applied study with the respective classical instructor.

Ensemble performance study

Note: A maximum of 12 units of major ensemble may apply toward the Bachelor of Music degree, except when required by the major. Major ensembles are Concert Choir, Cantala Women’s Choir, Viking Chorale, Music Theatre, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Band.

Students may not register for ensemble study by using Voyager; registration will be handled by ensemble directors at the beginning of each term.


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music Degree

Professional study in music and study in the liberal arts may be combined in a five-year program leading to both Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees, the latter with a major other than music. Both degrees are awarded at the conclusion of the five-year program. Interested students should discuss this possibility with their advisors as early as possible.

Approximately half of the curriculum is devoted to the study of music — completion of the music core and requirements for a major in performance, music education, or theory/composition. The other half of the curriculum mirrors that of the Bachelor of Arts program, emphasizing breadth of study central to a liberal arts education, focused study in the college major, and elective study to complement other work or explore other fields of interest.

Certain majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree program (for example, some laboratory sciences) may be difficult to combine with the Bachelor of Music degree program into a five-year double-degree program, especially if the student’s objective is to maintain serious options for graduate or professional work in both areas after graduation. Such combinations may require that course overloads be taken to complete minimum requirements in each major in a timely and satisfactory manner. Early and regular consultation with advisors in both the college and the conservatory is imperative. Further, students who seek certification for purposes of teaching a subject other than music are urged to see the associate dean of the conservatory.

In addition to academic policies and regulations, students in the conservatory are subject to policies and procedures detailed in conservatory department guidelines and the Conservatory Student Handbook.

Requirements for the five-year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music Degrees

  1. Completion of a minimum of 15 terms of study and 270 units. Of the 270 units required, a student must present:
    1. a minimum of 144 units in music, exclusive of MURP 201, 202, 203, 301, 302 and MUTH 161, 162, 171, 172
    2. a minimum of 114 units selected from courses other than music
    3. no more than 42 units from courses in education
    4. a minimum of 72 units from courses numbered 200 and above
    5. no more than 90 units from a single department outside of music, except that in the art department a student may present no more than 126 units, no more than 90 of which may be in art and no more than 90 of which may be in art history
    6. no more than 12 units from academic internships
  2. In the freshman year, 12 units of Freshman Studies.
  3. Completion of the General Education Requirements:
    1. Distribution, in order to gain exposure to a range of disciplines, subjects, and perspectives within the liberal arts:
      1. 6 units selected from departments and courses listed within the Division of Humanities. All courses in the humanities taught in English will count toward this requirement. Humanities courses taught in a foreign language and numbered 300 and above also will count toward this requirement, except as noted in the course catalog.
      2. 6 units selected from departments and courses listed within the Division of Fine Arts;
      3. 6 units selected from departments and courses listed within the Division of Social Sciences;
      4. 6 units selected from laboratory courses in biology, chemistry, geology, or physics in the Division of Natural Sciences
    2. Diversity, in order to prepare students for a more global world and a more diverse America:
      1. 6 units selected from courses designated as either emphasizing global and comparative perspectives on the world or focusing on areas outside Europe and the United States;
      2. 6 units selected from courses designated as focusing on dimensions of diversity, such as race, ethnicity, and gender, that are of particular importance in understanding contemporary society in the United States.
    3. Competency, in order to improve and reinforce those fundamental abilities central to a liberal arts education:
      1. 6 units selected from courses designated as writing intensive or 6 units selected from courses designated as speaking intensive;
      2. 6 units selected from courses designated as emphasizing mathematical reasoning or quantitative analysis;
      3. 6 units in a foreign language taken from courses numbered 200 or above and taught primarily in a language other than English. This requirement may also be satisfied by attaining a score of 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement examination in a foreign language or by passing a proficiency examination administered by a Lawrence University foreign language department.

    Stipulations pertaining to the General Education Requirements

    Qualified courses may count toward the requirements in any two of the categories above (distribution, diversity, and competency). Some courses may meet two requirements within a category. No single course can be used to fulfill more than two requirements. Credits granted pursuant to university policy for examinations (Lawrence Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or A-levels) may be used as appropriate to fulfill diversity or competency requirements only.
  4. Completion of a college major — departmental, interdisciplinary, or student-designed — exclusive of music, including all course and non-course requirements, such as departmental examinations, research projects and presentations, portfolios, etc. Students are required to declare a major by the beginning of the junior year.
  5. Completion of music core requirements:
    1. Music Theory
      1. MUTH 151, 161, 171 or MUTH 201, 211, 221
      2. MUTH 152, 162, 172 or MUTH 202, 212, 222
      3. MUTH 251, 261, and 271
      4. MUTH 252, 262, and 272
      5. MUTH 301, 311, and 321
    2. Music History
      1. MUHI 201 and 202
      2. 12 units selected from courses in music history numbered 400 or above
    3. Keyboard skills: MURP 201, 202, 203 or MURP 301, 302
    4. Applied music individual instruction as specified under requirements for the major and areas of emphasis
    5. Ensemble study: a minimum of 12 units. Students are required to participate in an ensemble every term in which they are attending classes on the Appleton campus. Requirements for specific types of ensemble study (MUEN) are specified under requirements for majors and areas of emphasis.
    6. Completion of a major in music — performance, music education, theory/composition, or student-designed — including all course and non-course requirements, such as recitals, qualifying examinations, etc.
    7. Completion of a designated Senior Experience course or activity within the chosen majors for each degree.
    8. An academic record that meets the following standards:
      1. A 2.000 grade-point average in all Lawrence courses.
      2. A 2.000 grade-point average in the music major (all music courses and non-music courses required for the major) unless otherwise specified under the major requirements.
    9. Completion of required terms and units in residence as specified by the university residence requirements

Courses - Music Composition & Arranging

MUCA 100: Fundamentals of Composition

An introduction to the craft of music composition open to students with some background in music. Taught as a small class, the course will introduce basic compositional techniques to students with limited background in composition. Individualized compositional projects will be complemented by group listening and analysis.
Units: 6.

MUCA 110: Introduction to Electronic Music

Through hands-on composition-based projects, the course explores electronic and computer music in the context of the contemporary art music tradition as well as various popular idioms. Topics include digital audio sampling and editing, digital signal processing, sound synthesis, MIDI sequencing, and multi-track sound mixing. Discussions engage the integral role of technology in shaping our musical culture as well as the history of electronic music.
Units: 6.

MUCA 191: Directed Study in Music Composition and Arranging

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCA 195: Internship in Music Composition and Arranging

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCA 210: Improvisation

An introduction to improvisation for students in all music disciplines. Exploration of the concepts of improvisation in the varied settings of ethnic/world music, jazz, and contemporary classical music.
Units: 3.

MUCA 220: Jazz Improvisation I

An introduction to the fundamentals of jazz improvisation. Exploration of jazz repertoire through scale/chord/mode associations, rhythmic and linear development, and solo transcription/analysis.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUTH 240

MUCA 221: Jazz Improvisation II

Continued exploration of jazz repertoire using more complex forms and progressions, intermediate linear concepts, and solo transcription/analysis.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUCA 220

MUCA 230: Small Group Jazz Composition and Arranging

Fundamentals of notation, orchestration, rhythmic embellishment, melodic development, jazz harmony, vertical sonorities, basic forms, and 2-5 part densities for jazz small groups.
Units: 3.

MUCA 300: Techniques of the Contemporary Composer

Development of the craft of the contemporary composer through selected topics in pitch, rhythm, and form. The course comprises analysis of major compositional techniques of contemporary music in tandem with directed assignments in composition.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Two terms of MUCA 345 or consent of instructor

MUCA 330: Large Ensemble Jazz Composition and Arranging

Scoring techniques for the jazz big band and expanded chamber jazz ensembles. Focus upon melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, textual, and formal variation in the large jazz ensemble format.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUCA 230 or consent of instructor

MUCA 345: Composition

Private instruction in music composition.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUCA 100 and MUTH 251

MUCA 390: Tutorial Studies in Music Composition and Arranging

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUCA 391: Directed Study in Music Composition and Arranging

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCA 395: Internship in Music Composition and Arranging

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCA 399: Independent Study in Music Composition and Arranging

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUCA 400: Topics in Music Composition

Selected topics in contemporary music, intended for theory/composition majors and other students interested in music composition.

Topic for Spring 2018: Electroacoustic Composition
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 301

MUCA 411: Orchestration I

Capabilities and uses of strings, woodwinds and horn; notational practices; scoring for chamber orchestra.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 251

MUCA 412: Orchestration II

Capabilities and uses of brass, percussion and harp; advanced orchestration techniques; scoring for wind ensemble and full symphony orchestra.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCA 411

MUCA 530: Advanced Jazz Writing Skills

A continuation of MUCA 230 and MUCA 330 that focuses upon special recital, concert, recording, and honors projects in jazz composition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUCA 330 and admission to the emphasis in jazz, or consent of instructor

MUCA 590: Tutorial Studies in Music Composition and Arranging

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUCA 591: Directed Study in Music Composition and Arranging

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCA 595: Internship in Music Composition and Arranging

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCA 599: Independent Study in Music Composition and Arranging

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUCA 690: Tutorial Studies in Music Composition and Arranging

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUCA 691: Directed Study in Composition and Arranging

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCA 695: Internship in Music Composition and Arranging

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCA 699: Independent Study in Music Composition and Arranging

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

Courses - Dance

MUDA 110: Dance Appreciation

How do you define dance? Where is dance found? How does dance affect you? As we explore this line of inquiry, we will touch on topics such as dance history, theory, culture and documentation. Drawing from a variety of somatic practices and our collaborative experience, we will physically sample approaches to dance and practice noticing dance in our lives.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 110

MUDA 132: Ensemble Thinking

Ensemble Thinking is a system of physical, improvisational, group exercises that provides organizing lenses through which we observe and participate in movement and performance. Using this technique, we will develop awareness and listening skills for relating to others, build a common language, and practice collaboratively creating dances. Through embodied studio investigations, this course introduces students to dance composition.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 132

MUDA 134: Contact Improvisation

Contact Improvisation is a partnering dance form that explores movement possibilites created when two or more individual bodies are touching and/or sharing weight, balance or support. The practice of Contact Improvisation encourages the development of self-responsibility, awareness, clear physical communication and a strong, versitile body. This is a rigorous dance lab in which we will experiment with action, physics and listening.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 134

MUDA 136: Embodied Creative Practice

This is a course designed to build your creative muscle. In the supportive community of this class, we will access your individual story, writing, drawing, movement and voice to create and perform for each other every class meeting. Employing diverse performance techniques and referencing various readings, we will discover and craft our unique inspirations, directions, and experience.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 136

MUDA 138: Articulating the Solo Body

Based in ReWire/Dancing States and other contemporary techniques, this course will build a movement foundation for the solo dancing body. In the studio, we will work with clarity, speed, and precision to develop a versatile and conscious dancer. We will also explore topics such as performance, intention, and habits while dancing.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 138

MUDA 143: Movement for the Theatre: Fundamentals of Movement

Movement for the Theatre introduces students to the basic movement and gestural vocabulary of the dance discipline and promotes a fundamental understanding of how dance and movement serve as one of the contributing arts to the theatre. In each section, emphasis will be placed on basic technique, historical context, and their relationship to common theatre, musical, and opera production practices. Recommended for students who wish to participate in theatre, opera, and musical productions. Only 6 units of Movement for the Theatre (any type) can count toward the theatre arts major.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 143

MUDA 145: Movement for the Theatre: Ballet

Movement for the Theatre introduces students to the basic movement and gestural vocabulary of the dance discipline and promotes a fundamental understanding of how dance and movement serve as one of the contributing arts to the theatre. In each section, emphasis will be placed on basic technique, historical context, and their relationship to common theatre, musical, and opera production practices. Recommended for students who wish to participate in theatre, opera, and musical productions. Only 6 units of Movement for the Theatre (any type) can count toward the theatre arts major.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 145

MUDA 147: Movement for the Theatre: Modern Dance

Movement for the Theatre introduces students to the basic movement and gestural vocabulary of the dance discipline and promotes a fundamental understanding of how dance and movement serve as one of the contributing arts to the theatre. In each section, emphasis will be placed on basic technique, historical context, and their relationship to common theatre, musical, and opera production practices. Recommended for students who wish to participate in theatre, opera, and musical productions. Only 6 units of Movement for the Theatre (any type) can count toward the theatre arts major.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 147

MUDA 149: Movement for the Theatre: Social Dance

Movement for the Theatre introduces students to the basic movement and gestural vocabulary of the dance discipline and promotes a fundamental understanding of how dance and movement serve as one of the contributing arts to the theatre. In each section, emphasis will be placed on basic technique, historical context, and their relationship to common theatre, musical, and opera production practices. Recommended for students who wish to participate in theatre, opera, and musical productions. Only 6 units of Movement for the Theatre (any type) can count toward the theatre arts major.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 149

MUDA 185: Movement and Text

This studio-based introductory course examines the interplay of physical movement with verbal and written texts. Using choreographic approaches and improvisational structures, students will investigate how to mine a theatrical text for its range of expression, embodiment, and compositional qualities, and to examine the kinesthetic body as a text.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 185

MUDA 191: Directed Study in Dance

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUDA 220: Topics in Movement/Performance

Topics in this series vary from year to year. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Spring 2018: Musicians in Movement
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 220

MUDA 221: Dance Studies: Global Perspectives

This course introduces major concepts, approaches and issues in the study of dance as a cultural, historical and artistic practice. By examining key texts in dance studies, viewing dance films and engaging in the practice of dancing, students will investigate how moving bodies shaped history while considering dance as a form of cultural identity and political power.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 221

MUDA 390: Tutorial in Dance

A tutorial is a student-driven course of study undertaken by an individual student or a small group of students in collaboration with one or more faculty members from the department. The primary goal of a tutorial is the expansion, refinement, and synthesis of knowledge through in-depth exploration of a specific topic. A tutorial may be arranged with an instructor in accordance with the guidelines contained in the course catalog and any departmental requirements.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUDA 391: Directed Study in Dance

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUDA 399: Independent Study in Dance

An independent study is largely student-directed work in scholarship or creative activity supervised by a member of an academic department. An independent study may be arranged with an instructor in accordance with the guidelines contained in the course catalog and any departmental requirements.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUDA 590: Tutorial in Dance

A tutorial is a student-driven course of study undertaken by an individual student or a small group of students in collaboration with one or more faculty members from the department. The primary goal of a tutorial is the expansion, refinement, and synthesis of knowledge through in-depth exploration of a specific topic. A tutorial may be arranged with an instructor in accordance with the guidelines contained in the course catalog and any departmental requirements.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUDA 591: Directed Study in Dance

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUDA 599: Independent Study in Dance

An independent study is largely student-directed work in scholarship or creative activity supervised by a member of an academic department. An independent study may be arranged with an instructor in accordance with the guidelines contained in the course catalog and any departmental requirements.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUDA 690: Tutorial in Dance

A tutorial is a student-driven course of study undertaken by an individual student or a small group of students in collaboration with one or more faculty members from the department. The primary goal of a tutorial is the expansion, refinement, and synthesis of knowledge through in-depth exploration of a specific topic. A tutorial may be arranged with an instructor in accordance with the guidelines contained in the course catalog and any departmental requirements.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUDA 691: Directed Study in Dance

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUDA 699: Independent Study in Dance

An independent study is largely student-directed work in scholarship or creative activity supervised by a member of an academic department. An independent study may be arranged with an instructor in accordance with the guidelines contained in the course catalog and any departmental requirements.
Units: 1 TO 98.

Courses - Music Education and Pedagogy

MUEP 120: Basic Audio Recording

Fundamentals of audio recording, providing a basic knowledge of essential recording theory, skills, and techniques.
Units: 1.

MUEP 191: Directed Study in Music Education and Pedagogy

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUEP 195: Internship in Music Pedagogy

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUEP 201: Introduction to Music Education

An introduction to the philosphy of music education and the principles of learning theory and pedagogy, and improvisation as applied to the private lesson, instrumental and choral ensembles, and the general music classroom. In addition, the course includes observation of experienced teachers, in-class teaching, and improvisation.
Units: 3.

MUEP 230: Voice for Instrumental Music Educators

An introduction to singing technique, voice use, and health. Consists of lectures and private lessons.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUEP 231: Vocal Proficiency and Pedagogy I, II

An introduction to and practicum on the basics of vocal technique and pedagogy. Emphasis on techniques of breathing, phonation, and vowel formation and the building of resonance and range. Two-term sequence, taken in conjunction with MUEN 270 (students may elect to substitute MUEN 275 or MUEN 272, by audition). 1 unit per term.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUEP 232: Vocal Proficiency and Pedagogy I, II

An introduction to and practicum on the basics of vocal technique and pedagogy. Emphasis on techniques of breathing, phonation, and vowel formation and the building of resonance and range. Two-term sequence, taken in conjunction with MUEN 270 (students may elect to substitute MUEN 275 or MUEN 272, by audition). 1 unit per term.
Units: 1.

MUEP 240: General Music Methods I

An examination of various approaches to designing music instruction for general music environments. The course provides future teachers with strategies and learning theories for improving large group teaching and motivating all learners to succeed. Instructional skills and evaluation techniques needed for classroom application in diverse school settings will be addressed.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Prior completion or concurent enrollment in MUEP 231, MUEP 336, and MURP 223, or consent of instructor

MUEP 245: Instrumental Pedagogy

An introduction to individualized instrumental instruction. Directed reading and discussion concerning instrumental technique and pedagogy, learning theory, and lesson planning. Includes supervised teaching of private lessons and observation of experienced teachers. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and consent of instructor

MUEP 252: Cello Pedagogy

An introduction to cello teaching. Directed reading and discussion concerning technique and pedagogy, learning theory, and lesson planning. Includes supervised teaching of private lessons and observation of experienced teachers.
Units: 3.

MUEP 259: Brass Pedagogy

An introduction to individualized brass instrument instruction. Directed reading and discussion concerning wind instrument technique and pedagogy, learning theory, and lesson planning.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of performance qualifying exam

MUEP 261: Flute Pedagogy

An introduction to teaching the flute. Directed reading and discussion concerning technique and pedagogy, learning theory, and lesson planning. Includes supervised teaching of private lessons and observation of experienced teachers.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUEP 280: The Entrepreneurial Musician

A broad introduction to entrepreneurship for musicians, dancers, thespians, visual artists, and other interested students. This course aspires to give students the tools and the mindset to become agents of innovative, entrepreneurial change, social entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial artists. After presenting a social science view of entrepreneurship, the course will feature faculty from a variety of disciplines as well as visiting entrepreneurs. This is a project-oriented course with extensive speaking that will challenge convention, push you to new realms of creative thought, and stretch the boundaries of collaborative learning. Are you ready to unleash the power of the liberal arts?
Units: 6.
Also listed as Innovation & Entrepreneurship 280

MUEP 301: Piano Pedagogy I

An introduction to piano teaching. Study of learning process and teaching methods and materials. Work with lesson and curriculum planning and instructional techniques for both groups and individuals, from average-age beginners through intermediate-level students. Required observation of experienced teachers and supervised teaching.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

MUEP 302: Piano Pedagogy II

An introduction to piano teaching. Study of learning process and teaching methods and materials. Work with lesson and curriculum planning and instructional techniques for both groups and individuals, from average-age beginners through intermediate-level students. Required observation of experienced teachers and supervised teaching.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 301

MUEP 303: Piano Pedagogy III

An introduction to piano teaching. Study of learning process and teaching methods and materials. Work with lesson and curriculum planning and instructional techniques for both groups and individuals, from average-age beginners through intermediate-level students. Required observation of experienced teachers and supervised teaching.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 302

MUEP 304: Guitar Pedagogy

An introduction to class guitar and individual guitar instruction. Includes reading and discussion, lesson and curriculum planning, observation of experienced teachers and a survey of pedagogical materials.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUEP 305: Jazz Pedagogy

Structured to prepare teachers of elementary, middle school, and high school students. Jazz education philosophies, teaching improvisation/aural skills/interaction, fostering composition/arranging in the school program, small group development, large ensemble rehearsal techniques, repertoire/ programming, and public presentation.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor

MUEP 307: Orchestration for the Music Educator

An overview of woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instrument families, with discussion of solutions to common problems encountered when dealing with these instruments.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 301

MUEP 310: Brass Techniques

An introduction to the teaching of brass instruments, with emphasis on teaching principles and their application to school music. Theoretical and practical playing knowledge of all brass instruments required. Discussion and evaluation of method, materials, and literature.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUEP 315: Percussion Techniques

An introduction to the teaching of percussion instruments, with emphasis on teaching principles and their application to school music. Theoretical and practical playing knowledge of all percussion instruments required. Required observation, discussion, and evaluation of method, materials, and literature.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUEP 321: Woodwind Techniques I

A study of the woodwind instruments, with emphasis on teaching principles and their application to school music. Laboratory fee.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUEP 322: Woodwind Techniques II

A study of the woodwind instruments, with emphasis on teaching principles and their application to school music. Laboratory fee.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 321 or consent of instructor.

MUEP 331: String Techniques I

Class instruction in all bowed string instruments, with emphasis on teaching principles and their application to string classes in elementary and secondary schools.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; recommended that string majors take this course during the sophomore year

MUEP 332: String Techniques II

Class instruction in all bowed string instruments, with emphasis on teaching principles and their application to string classes in elementary and secondary schools.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 331 or consent of instructor.

MUEP 333: String Pedagogy: Pedagogues & Methods

A concentrated course encompassing a wide range of pedagogical approaches and principles involved in teaching and playing the violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Topics include the study of major pedagogues, including Galamian, Suzuki, Rolland, and others. Offered even years only.
Units: 1.

MUEP 334: String Pedagogy: Editing Orchestral String Parts

A study of orchestral bowing principles and string finger logic to yield musical results. Has application to string majors, secondary string players, conductors, composers, and music educators. Offered odd years only.
Units: 1.

MUEP 336: Guitar and Recorder Techniques for the Music Educator

Beginning guitar and recorder instruction providing practical application of basic performance techniques to the elementary music classroom for the purpose of teaching.
Units: 1.

MUEP 340: Musical Theatre Production Overview

This course is designed to equip future educators with a basic understanding of the various details and responsibilities involved in mounting a musical theatre production. Topics include: choosing a musical, rehearsal schedules, finances, stage direction/blocking, lighting, sound, choreography, and pit orchestra. Offered every other year, fall term (even years).
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 340
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUEP 345: Applied Instrumental Pedagogy

Application of teaching strategies, learning theory, and lesson planning to private lesson instruction. Directed teaching and discussion of journal articles and texts addressing issues relevant to studio teaching. Students enrolled in the course are assigned a student from outside the university and teach an observed private lesson each week. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 201 or MUEP 245

MUEP 350: General Music Methods II

This course is designed to develop pedagogical competencies necessary for teaching general music in grades pre-K to 12. This course will strengthen understanding of culturally relevant pedagogy, Kodaly, Orff, and Dalcroze methodologies through solfège, improvisation, theory and movement. A practicum at a diverse area school is a key feature of this course.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUEP 232, MUEP 240, MUEP 336 and MURP 223

MUEP 370: General Music Practicum

A pre-student-teaching opportunity to integrate coursework in general music with practical teaching experience in grades K-12. Two and one-half hours of teaching per week with weekly conferences with instructor. Teaching hours will count toward the 100 practicum hours required prior to student teaching.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 232, MUEP 335, MUEP 350, and MURP 212; or consent of instructor

MUEP 371: Voice Science and Pedagogy I

An introduction to the science and pedagogy of singing, emphasizing the physiology and pedagogy of respiration for singing, the voice source, vocal acoustics, and registration. The application of voice science to pedagogy, issues of pedagogical philosophy and psychology, vocal line, vocal vibrato, and vocal hygiene also are introduced. 3 units awarded upon completion of MUEP 372.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor; credit awarded upon completion of MUEP 372

MUEP 372: Voice Science and Pedagogy II

A continuation of MUEP 371. Supervised student teaching with weekly lab discussions on issues arising from the teaching experience.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUEP 371

MUEP 373: The Brain, Music and Optimal Performance

The course will highlight how sensory and motor systems function from the practical perspective of neural anatomy and how we, through the application of cognitive psychology and perceptual-motor skills may optimize our performance in an ideal performing state. Required for the vocal pedagogy minor, but relevant for both vocal and instrumental majors.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing

MUEP 380: Conducting Principles

An introduction to choral and instrumental conducting: baton and rehearsal techniques, and score-reading (utilizing aural and keyboard skills). Lab required.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, MUTH 301 and BKS

MUEP 390: Tutorial in Music Pedagogy

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUEP 391: Directed Study in Music Education and Pedagogy

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUEP 395: Internship in Music Pedagogy

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUEP 399: Independent Study in Music Pedagogy

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUEP 401: Instrumental Methods and Rehearsal Techniques I

Principles, procedures, and philosophy for organizing, administering, and teaching in orchestra and band programs at the elementary, middle, and senior high levels. Synthesis and expansion of music and education courses previously taken by music education students. Development of a practical yet comprehensive method for teaching instrumental music.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Junior standing and MUEP 380

MUEP 402: Choral Techniques, Rehearsal Procedures, and Repertoire I

A study of rehearsal techniques, repertoire, and good singing habits as they relate to choral ensemble and general music programs. Laboratory experience in local junior and senior high schools.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUEP 370 or consent of instructor

MUEP 451: Instrumental Methods and Rehearsal Techniques II

A continuation of instrumental conducting studies; rehearsal technique; aural, vocal, and written score analysis; and improvisation. Specific topics pertinent to the student’s emphasis addressed. Required participation in instrumental lab.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUEP 401

MUEP 452: Choral Techniques, Rehearsal Procedures and Repertoire II

Students will continue to develop their skills as addressed in MUEP 402. Includes more intensive formal score analysis, lesson planning, vocal modeling, and listening. Students will begin to develop inner hearing, demonstrate an ability to play and sing the score, refine rehearsal efficiency, and demonstrate effective nonverbal skills as well while conducting. Students will also teach in a high school or middle school choral classroom.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUEP 402 Corequisite: MUEP 307

MUEP 502: Early Advanced Piano Pedagogy

A course in how to teach the advancing pianist, with a survey of piano literature for the pre-college student. Readings on style, technique, form, and practice techniques. Required observation of conservatory piano faculty.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 303

MUEP 503: Group Piano Pedagogy

Study of different types of group teaching situations: in the schools, independent studios, different age and special-interest groups, repertoire classes. Techniques for teaching in the electronic piano laboratory.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 303

MUEP 505: Internship in Piano Pedagogy

Internship in independent studio teaching. Opportunity to integrate coursework in piano pedagogy with practical experience in an independent piano studio. Exploration of the business and professional aspects of establishing an independent teaching studio. Studio placement must be approved by instructor.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 581

MUEP 581: Student Teaching in Piano I

Supervised teaching in the Lawrence Academy of Music. Includes weekly conferences with the pedagogy instructor.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 303

MUEP 582: Student Teaching in Piano II

Supervised teaching in the Lawrence Academy of Music. Includes weekly conferences with the pedagogy instructor.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: MUEP 581

MUEP 590: Tutorial in Music Pedagogy

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUEP 591: Directed Study in Music Education and Pedagogy

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUEP 595: Internship in Music Pedagogy

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUEP 599: Independent Study in Music Pedagogy

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUEP 660: Advanced Methods in Teaching Music

The seminar will engage students in critical reflection upon their teaching experience. Concrete and theoretical problems having to do with teaching and learning will be explored (e.g., classroom management, assessment of pupil performance, curriculum design, instructional methods), as will issues having to do with educational policy and school organization.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUEP 680 or consent of the instructor

MUEP 680: Student Teaching

Student teaching is a full-day, full-semester (18-week) experience combining observation with practice teaching in K-12 schools within a 45-mile radius of campus. Concurrent registration in MUEP 660 Advanced Methods in Teaching Music is required.
Units: 18.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and admission to student teaching program; contact department chair about specific prerequisites and co-requisites

MUEP 685: International Student Teaching

This is an overseas student teaching option in music. After nine weeks of student teaching in the greater Fox Valley, students will be placed in one of 16 countries to complete the student teaching practicum. International student teaching is available during 13th term. For students in the five-year double-degree program, a 16th term of student teaching is available under the same policy. Students must have been admitted to the student teaching program and have met all requirements for domestic student teaching. Contact the department chair for additional admission and fee requirements.
Units: 18.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and admission to student teaching program; contact the music education department chair about specific prerequisites, co-requisites, admission and fee requirements

MUEP 690: Tutorial in Music Pedagogy

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUEP 691: Directed Study in Music Education and Pedagogy

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUEP 695: Internship in Music Pedagogy

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUEP 699: Independent Study in Music Pedagogy

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

Courses - Music Ensemble Performance

MUEN 212: Hybrid Vocal Ensemble

This ensemble, comprised of 8-16 SATB singers, will explore a wide variety of vocal works from all eras and genres of music and assist in building skills in various styles of improvisation while exploring and experiencing the deep connections between disparate musical genres. Particular emphasis will be placed on vocal jazz, early music, world music and newly composed works.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 217: Bassoon Ensemble

Open to all students by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 220: Brass Ensemble

Open to all students by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 224: Horn Ensemble

Open to all students by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 225: Trombone Ensemble

Open to all students by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 230: Percussion Ensemble

Open to all students by audition. Performance of contemporary percussion chamber music, including music written specifically for mallet ensembles. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 235: Improvisation Group

Solo and group improvisation without stylistic boundaries. Membership determined by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 237: Post-modern Opera Performance

A collaborative ensemble environment utilizing improvisation, devised theatre techniques, and extended vocal and performing techniques, with an invited performance at the end of the term.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MURP 361 Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 245: Chamber Music

A study of ensemble playing through repertoire selected according to the interests and capability of the students. A maximum of 6 units, beyond departmental requirements, may apply to degree requirements. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 248: Jazz Small Group Studies

Year-long study and performance of jazz small group repertoire for ensembles chosen by audition. A maximum of 6 units of jazz small group (chamber) music, beyond departmental requirements, may apply to degree requirements. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 250: Supervised Accompanying

Supervised accompanying in a voice or instrumental studio. To include attendance at lessons as determined by the supervising teacher and at least two hours of rehearsal weekly. Repertoire must be approved by both the pianist’s applied teacher and the other studio teacher involved. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and students applied teacher. Supervised Accompanying Permission Form is required to register. Counter Registration Required.

MUEN 270: Viking Chorale

Introductory choral experience open to all students of the university. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 272: Cantala Women’s Choir

An advanced women’s ensemble that studies and performs music of all historical periods. Open to all women of the university by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 275: Lawrence Concert Choir

An advanced choral ensemble that studies and performs music of all historical periods. Open to all students of the university by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 280: Performance Skills for Singers

Introduction to the craft of the singing actor. Stage/audition protocol; expressive movement; gesture; character analysis; subtext; blocking. Students must prepare song for analysis and performance. May not be repeated.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Students may not register for ensemble study using Voyager; registration will be handled by ensemble directors at the beginning of each term.

MUEN 281: Opera Workshop

Preparation for the singing actor. Theatre games; improvisation; character research and analysis; elements of style. Culminates in “showcase” presentation. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUEN 280 Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 282: Mainstage Opera Preparation

Experience in musical and dramatic aspects of performance, especially preparation of character, language, and music from the selected production. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 283: Mainstage Opera Performance

Final preparation and performance of an operatic or music theatre production. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 284: Opera Scenes

Performance practice for the singing actor. Role preparation including musical/linguistic coaching; character analysis; blocking; staged performance. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 285: Wind Ensemble

A select group chosen by audition. Emphasis on wind repertoire with one player per part. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 287: Symphonic Band

Study and performance of music written for concert or symphonic band. Membership determined by audition. Note: Although students may participate in both Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band and receive credit for both, only 1 unit of this participation per term may apply toward satisfying degree requirements. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 290: Symphony Orchestra

Membership determined by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 293: Jazz Band

Membership determined by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 295: Jazz Ensemble

Membership determined by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 297: Jazz Workshop

Membership determined by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 430: Advanced Saxophone Quartet Studies

Year-long study and performance of advanced saxophone quartet repertoire for an ensemble chosen by audition. A maximum of 6 units of chamber music, beyond departmental requirements, may apply to degree requirements. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and students applied teacher Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

MUEN 440: Advanced Chamber Music Studies

Year-long study and performance of advanced chamber music repertoire for an ensemble chosen by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Registration occurs through the ensemble request process in Voyager. An audition may be required.

Courses - Musicology

MUCO 100: Introduction to Music Literature

Lectures and guided listening for the non-music major, introducing musical materials, basic musical concepts, and a variety of styles and types of music. Consideration of the place of music in society, past and present. Does not satisfy course requirements for any music major.
Units: 6.

MUCO 110: Topics in Musicology for the Non-Major

An exploration of a musicological topic that is more narrowly focused than or lies outside the scope of the Introduction to Music Literature course. May be repeated when topic is different. Does not satisfy course requirements for any music major.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MUCO 120: Introduction to Jazz History

An exploration of the musical development and cultural impact of jazz from its origins to the present for students not majoring in music. Lectures, films, and readings provide historical details. Does not satisfy course requirements for any music major.
Units: 6.

MUCO 131: The Grand Tour: Musical Taste and Manners in Europe 1600-1750

A study of music in the Baroque period, its social and historical context and relationship to other arts. The course explores the depth and variety of 17th and 18th century musical life and follows a broad range of interests to suit both music majors and non-specialists. Museum visits and weekly concerts, with accompanying lectures; demonstrations by performers active in the field of historical performance practice; and readings on form, style, and the lives of composers. The course is general in scope, and no prior musical knowledge is expected. Does not satisfy course requirements for any music major. Not open to students who have previously recieved, or need to receive credit for MUCO 431.Offered at the London Centre.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Must be attending the Lawrence London Centre.

MUCO 133: Perspectives on Genius: The life and musical impact of Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven, arguably one of the most famous composers of all time, is a compelling and fascinating figure in classical music. He occupies a central position as the architect of musical Romanticism and his influence continues today. In additions to studying his music from the perspective of his own time, we will discuss his extraordinary creative personality and the reception of his music by subsequent composers and listeners. A number of concerts and outside visits will be organized, and students will be encoursaged to attend relevant performances in London, for which they will be prepared in class. The course will be general in scope, and no prior musical knowledge will be expected. The course does not satisfy requirements for any music major. Not open to students who have received or need to receive credit for MUCO 433.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Must be attending the Lawrence London Centre

MUCO 135: The British Musical Renaissance: Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Britten

An introduction to British music in the first three-quarters of the 20th century. In addition to studying major works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Britten, students will explore the social and political currents as they impinged on musical life in Britain. A number of concerts and outside visits will be organized, and students will be encouraged to attend relevant performances in London, for which they will be prepared in class. The course will be general in scope, and no prior musical knowledge will be expected. Does not satisfy course requirements for any music major. Not open to students who have previously received, or need to receive credit for MUCO 435. Offered at the London Centre.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Must be attending the Lawrence London Centre.

MUCO 160: Advance of the American Musical

A study of this uniquely American theatrical form as it develops in response to our culture throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. Ability to read music helpful, but not required.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 425
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

MUCO 191: Directed Study in Musicology

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 195: Internship in Musicology

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 201: Western Music History I

This course will explore changing musical styles, practices, functions, and meanings in social and historical contexts from the medieval era through the middle of the 18th century – and investigate the very practice of doing history as a process fueled by changing values. Music majors are encouraged to enroll during the sophomore year.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 251

MUCO 202: Western Music History II

This course will explore changing musical styles, practices, functions, and meanings in social and historical contexts from the middle of the 18th century to the present – and investigate the very practice of doing history as a process fueled by changing values. Music majors are encouraged to enroll during the sophomore year.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 201

MUCO 210: Topics in Musicology for the Non-Major

This course will enable non-music majors to engage with the discipline of music history. May be repeated when topic is different. Does not satisfy course requirements for any music major.

Topic for Fall 2017: The Rise of Rock and Roll
Growing out of the need for the young generation to have a voice separate from the influence of their parents, Rock-and-Roll will be studied from its genesis in the mid-50s, combining influences from R&B, Country, and Pop, through the variety of sub-genres in the 60s to the punk and disco movements in the 70s that attempted to return R/R to its simpler origins and functions. Movers and shakers who shaped the growth and acceptance of R/R as a popular artistic culture as well as the multitude of social, political, and racial challenges that influenced popular music will be the basis of discussions in class.

Topic for Winter 2018: The Beatles
A survey of The Beatles' career from their formation and early development, rise to superstardom, and influence in popular music in the 1960s, to their subsequent adoration as cultural icons. Discussions will center on presentations of audio and video clips, and simple analyses of music and lyrics relating socio-cultural, political, and other extra-musical factors to popular music.

Topic for Spring 2018: The Blues
A history of the blues as an African American musical practice, emphasizing early commercial and archival recordings, and tracing the development of blues forms and styles throughout the 20th century.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUCO 221: Music and Gender

This course will explore the relationship between music and gender in the Western world from the Middle Ages to the present. Considering classical and popular music, including music videos and film, as well as writings about gender and music, we will explore music's role as a reflection of, reaction to, and active participant in gender construction.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Gender Studies 222
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUCO 223: Music & Mystical Experience

What is mystical experience? And how does music evoke, induce, or otherwise bring us into relation with it? These questions motivate a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and diachronic exploration of the ways in which human beings experience the numinous through music. In the spirit of its title, the course also introduces specific contemplative practices in order to cultivate qualities of mind conducive to contemplative engagement with music and sound. Not open to students who have received, or need to receive, credit for MUCO 423.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUCO 390: Tutorial in Studies Musicology

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 391: Directed Study in Musicology

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 395: Internship in Music History

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 399: Independent Study in Musicology

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 411: Aesthetics of Music

A study of what can reasonably be said or written about music, critically examining many of the typical late Western assumptions often made of it, e.g., that music is an art, that it involves the production of works, that it is expressive, that it is a universal language. Open to music majors and non-majors. Previous music study helpful but not required.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUCO 421: Music and Gender

This course will explore the relationship between music and gender in the Western world from the Middle Ages to the present. Considering classical and popular music, including music videos and film, as well as writings about gender and music, we will explore music's role as a reflection of, reaction to, and active participant in gender construction.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Gender Studies 421
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 422: Borrowed Music in the Movies

When a film uses a pre-existing piece of music (popular or classical), meanings multiply, both within and outside the film itself. This course will explore these meanings, focusing on the fluid and reciprocal relationship between film and the music it borrows.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Film Studies 422
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 423: Music and Mystical Experience

What is mystical experience? And how does music evoke, induce, or otherwise bring us into relation with it? These questions motivate a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and diachronic exploration of the ways in which human beings experience the numinous through music. Readings from contemporary and historical sources in eastern and western philosophy, psychology, and the history and theory of music provide intellectual and aesthetic contexts in which to engage with a variety of musical practices and traditions. In the spirit of its title, the course also requires a commitment to specific contemplative practices—not bound to any particular belief system—that are introduced in an effort to cultivate qualities of mind conducive to contemplative engagement with a work of music or the experience of sound. Not open to students who have received credit, or need to receive credit, for MUCO 223.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 431: The Grand Tour: Musical Tastes and Manners in Europe 1600-1750

A study of music in the Baroque period, its social and historical context and relationship to other arts. The course explores the depth and variety of 17th and 18th century musical life and follows a broad range of interests to suit both music majors and non-specialists. Museum visits and weekly concerts, with accompanying lectures; demonstrations by performers active in the field of historical performance practice; and readings on form, style, and the lives of composers. This course is a seminar involving independent research. Not open to students who have previously received credit for MUCO 131. Offered at the London Centre.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Must be attending the Lawrence London Centre. MUCO 201 and 202

MUCO 433: Perspectives on Genius: The life and musical impact of Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven, arguably one of the most famous composers of all time, is a compelling and fascinating figure in classical music. He occupies a central position as the architect of musical Romanticism and his influence continues today. In additions to studying his music from the perspective of his own time, we will discuss his extraordinary creative personality and the reception of his music by subsequent composers and listeners. A number of concerts and outside visits will be organized, and students will be encoursaged to attend relevant performances in London, for which they will be prepared in class. This course is a seminar involving independent research. Not open to students who have received credit for MUCO 133.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202; must be attending the Lawrence London Centre

MUCO 435: The British Musical Renaissance: Elgar, Vaughn Williams, and Britten

An introduction to British music in the first three-quarters of the 20th century. In addition to studying major works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Britten, students will explore the social and political currents as they impinged on musical life in Britain. A number of concerts and outside visits will be organized, and students will be encouraged to attend relevant performances in London, for which they will be prepared in class. This course is a seminar involving independent research. Not open to students who have previously received credit for MUCO 135. Offered at the London Centre.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 440: Topics in Musicology: Life and Works

A study of a composer’s career, emphasizing the relationship between composer and society. Topics in this series vary from year to year. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Winter 2018: Stravinsky
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 441: Debussy: Contextual Perspectives

This course will examine Debussy and his music from a broad cultural perspective in order to reveal the connections between the music and the political, social, and artistic world in which it was created and received, and to use these connections to consider alternative paths of musical interpretation.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 450: Topics in Musicology: Genre History

An examination of the historical development of a single genre, stressing the effects of societal changes. Topics in this series vary from year to year. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Fall 2017: Concepts of Authenticity in Popular Music
In this course we will compare various models and measures of authenticity in popular music. The concepts of taste, artifice, appropriation, and reinvention will be explored and theorized alongside the concept of authenticity. Case studies will be drawn from an array of popular music genres, including folk, blues, grunge, glam rock, singer-songwriter, rock, indie pop, and hip hop.

Topic for Spring 2018: The Blues
A history of the blues as an African American musical practice, emphasizing early commercial and archival recordings, and tracing the development of blues forms and styles throughout the 20th century.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 451: History of the String Quartet

Composers have used the string quartet genre to express some of their most profound and daring musical thoughts since the late 18th century and up to the present day. Through readings and analysis, students will explore how this repertoire and its audiences have been shaped by sociological and aesthetic forces.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 452: History of the Wind Band

This course will be an examination of the history and development of the wind band as an artistic medium, focusing on repertoire and instrumentation development and cultural influences. The growth of the modern concert wind ensemble will be studied as a part of the evolution beginning with Gabrieli and proceeding through classical, romantic, and contemporary musical trends.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 453: Opera and Betrayal

This course will examine different modes of betrayal (for example, at the plot, music, or production level) within opera from the 17th century to the present and explore possible meanings conveyed by operas relative to specific societal contexts and ideals, past and present.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 455: Jazz History

A study of the contributions of select jazz artists through analysis of recordings, historical films, solo transcriptions, scores, and readings from texts.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202 or consent of instructor

MUCO 460: Topics in Musicology: Cultural Moments

A study of a particular time and place, examining the relationship between social institutions, intellectual ideas, and music products. Topics in this series vary from year to year. May be repeated with consent of instructor.

Topic for Winter 2018: Music in the United States
In this course we will focus on the history of American concert and theater music, exploring the ways that composers have sought to develop distinctly American styles and approaches. Topics will include 19th-century “Indianist” compositions; the music of Charles Ives; the western-themed music of Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, and Roy Harris; American music during the Cold War; American experimentalism in the 1960s and 70s; minimalist and postminimalist music; and music now.

Topic for Winter 2018: Divine Love in the 17th Century
This course will examine musical depictions of the mystical union between the earthly and the divine in seventeenth-century sacred music in order to understand baroque spirituality, the role of music in spiritual life, and the aims and politics of musical representations of divine love.

Topic for Spring 2018: Music and Colonialism in the Age of Exploration
This course will explore the role of music in colonial encounters from the 15th through the 18th centuries and the complex musical exchanges between colonizers and colonized in New Spain, North America, and the Far East in New Spain, North America, and the Far East.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUCO 202

MUCO 461: The English Musical Renaissance

A study of the remarkable period in British music, roughly 1870-1970, now commonly called the English musical renaissance. Important relationships between social, intellectual, and musical currents will be examined through critical reading, discussion, and analysis of selected works by three major composers: Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Benjamin Britten.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUHI 202

MUCO 465: The Second Viennese School: Schoenberg, Berg, Webern

This course has as its principal focus the three great figures of the so-called “Second Viennese School”: Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern. It includes not only a detailed study of their lives and works but also consideration of the cultural milieu from which they emerged and which they in turn influenced profoundly.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUC0 202

MUCO 470: Topics in Ethnomusicology - Regions

An examination of music of a particular geographic region or diasporic group. Topics and prerequisites may vary from year to year. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Winter 2018: Music of the Middle East
This course will cover the main aspects of Arab, Turkish, and Persian art, folk, and popular musics. Students will become familiar with Middle Eastern tuning systems, rhythmic patterns, formal structures, and performance practices. We will also look at music’s role in society in these regions as well as among diasporic populations, and explore music’s connections to other areas of artistic, social, religious, and political life.
Units: 6.

MUCO 471: Performing Arts of Bali

This course explores the intersections of Balinese music, dance, drama, and ritural. Discussions will include how globalization, tourism, and economic and religious tensions affect the arts and performer’s lives. Students will have hands-on experience learning to play Balinese gamelan instruments.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Ethnic Studies 471
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUCO 490: Topics in Ethnomusicology - Issues

An examination of a particular issue in ethnomusicological study. Topics and prerequisites may vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topic is different.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

MUCO 491: Introduction to World Music & Culture

This course offers the opportunity to explore music and music cultures in a variety of ways and to increase your understanding of and appreciation for musics from around the world. We will discuss what music means to different people, how this relates to issues of ethnic, national, and gender identity, and how music traditions are changing due to forces of globalization. We will also discuss current ethnomusicological and anthropological theories that can help explain and analyze different contexts and understandings of music and why music is so important in human life. Students will apply these ideas in conducting their own musical ethnographic projects.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor

MUCO 493: Music and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

This course examines the relationship between the constructions of gender identities and music performance and practice, and looks at history and development of approaches, theories, and studies regarding this relationship. Each week contains theoretical readings from gender studies, women’s studies, or feminist scholarship as well as ethnomusicological case studies from a variety of locations around the world.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Gender Studies 493
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUCO 494: Music and the Environment

In many societies around the world, people use music to connect with nature, specific places, and surrounding environments. This course will explore music performance practices and repertoire that expresses or enacts these connections. Case studies will include songlines and Australian Aboriginal land claims, North American protest songs, and the intimate relationships between music and nature of the BaAka people in central Africa and among the Kakuli people in Papua, among others.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Environmental Studies 494
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

MUCO 495: Introduction to Ethnomusicology

This course will cover the history of the field of ethnomusicology, key debates, influential scholars, and significant case studies. Important concepts will include fieldwork methods, organology (the study of musical instruments), tuning systems, transcription, and issues in applied ethnomusicology. This course will be particularly helpful to students considering graduate work in ethnomusicology.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MUCO 590: Tutorial in Studies Musicology

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 591: Directed Study in Musicology

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 595: Internship in Musicology

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 599: Independent Study in Musicology

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 690: Tutorial in Studies Musicology

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 691: Directed Study in Musicology

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 695: Internship in Musicology

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUCO 699: Independent Study in Musicology

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

Courses - Applied Music Indiv Instruct

MUIN 102: Elementary Individual Instruction - Organ

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 103: Elementary Individual Instruction - Voice

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 104: Elementary Individual Instruction - Violin

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 105: Elementary Individual Instruction - Viola

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 106: Elementary Individual Instruction - Cello

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 107: Elementary Individual Instruction - Doublebass

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 108: Elementary Individual Instruction - Guitar

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 109: Elementary Individual Instruction - Flute

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 110: Elementary Individual Instruction - Oboe

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 111: Elementary Individual Instruction - Clarinet

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 112: Elementary Individual Instruction - Saxophone

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 113: Elementary Individual Instruction - Bassoon

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 114: Elementary Individual Instruction - Horn

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 115: Elementary Individual Instruction - Trumpet

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 116: Elementary Individual Instruction - Trombone

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 117: Elementary Individual Instruction - Euphonium

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.

MUIN 118: Elementary Individual Instruction - Tuba

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.

MUIN 119: Elementary Individual Instruction - Harpsichord

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 120: Elementary Individual Instruction - Percussion

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MUIN 121: Elementary Harp

Individual, year-long instruction for beginning students who are B.A. degree candidates not majoring in music. The three-class series must be completed in a single academic year for a total of 6 units to be awarded. Credit is awarded upon completion of the third term only. Interested students must contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment which is required for registration.
Units: 2.

MUIN 191: Directed Study in Individual Performance Instruction

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUIN 301: Piano

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 302: Organ

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 303: Voice

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 304: Violin

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 305: Viola

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 306: Cello

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 TO 6.

MUIN 307: Doublebass

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 308: Guitar

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 309: Flute

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 310: Oboe

Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 311: Clarinet

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 312: Saxophone

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 313: Bassoon

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 314: Horn

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 315: Trumpet

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 316: Trombone

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 317: Euphonium

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 318: Tuba

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 319: Harpsichord

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 320: Percussion

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 321: Harp

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B. Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 329: Jazz Studies

Private instruction tailored to the individual student. These courses are not appropriate for beginning students, who should enroll for the elementary level. Studio assignments for B.Mus. students are determined upon matriculation. B.Mus. students adding a second instrument and other interested students should contact the Conservatory Office for a studio assignment before attempting to register.
Units: 3 OR 6.

MUIN 355: London Studio Instruction

Individual instruction in music at the London Centre.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Must be attending the Lawrence London Centre.

MUIN 390: Tutorial in Individual Performance Instruction

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUIN 391: Directed Study in Individual Performance Instruction

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUIN 590: Tutorial in Individual Performance Instruction

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUIN 591: Directed Study in Individual Performance Instruction

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUIN 599: Independent Study in Individual Performance Instruction

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUIN 690: Tutorial in Individual Performance Instruction

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUIN 691: Directed Study in Individual Performance Instruction

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUIN 699: Independent Study in Individual Performance Instruction

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

Courses - Music Repertoire-Perf Study

MURP 101: Elementary Piano

A beginning piano course for students without formal piano study and those returning to piano study after an extended absence. Reading of musical notation, terms, and symbols; basic technique; basic keyboard theory; exploration of diverse repertoire. Does not satisfy requirements of any music major. 2 units per term, awarded only upon completion of three terms of study. Consent of instructor required to ensure proper placement. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: Credit awarded upon completion of three terms of study

MURP 102: Elementary Guitar

A beginning course intended for students with little or no experience with the guitar. The purpose of this class is to provide a broad experience with the instrument. Students will learn to read music notation, use a variety of techniques and become familiar with several different styles of guitar music (Classical, Blues, Flamenco and Rock). Guitars will be provided if needed. Course may be repeated for up to 6 units.
Units: 2.

MURP 110: Topics in Repertoire and Performance

A course designed to provide students an opportunity to study interdisciplinary approaches to art making and knowledge seeking. Topics will vary based on instructors' areas of expertise and interests. May be repeated for credit when topic is different.

Topic for Spring 2018: Song Making--Exploring Songwriting and Artistic Experimentation
A class for anyone with strong interests in creating songs. We'll explore songwriting from an insider/outsider perspective in the context of pop/alternative/experimental, with an emphasis on traditional songwriting forms and contemporary presentation options. The propagation of songs via digital media, with visual components, will be a central topic. Students will engage in workshops, discussions of readings, interactions with distinguished guest speakers, and generous playing of our songs to each other. Final exam concert.
Units: 1 TO 6.
Also listed as Studio Art 125

MURP 120: Deep Listening Lab

In this hands-on studio course, we will discover what it means to actively and deeply listen, and how expansive listening encourages one's creative impulse. using the works of Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, John Muir and others as a starting point, we will explore the vast yet nuanced world of sound, deep listening, and the creative act. Open to all creative explorers.
Units: 3.

MURP 121: Sound Lab

This immersive, experiential topics course will explore specific musical topics through a variety of approaches and methodologies. Critical listening and analysis of musical works, class visits from culture bearers, research and class readings, along with song writing, composing, iimprovisation, performing, and recording will all play a part in the exploration of a particular music tradition. Learning will be assessed through active participation, written assignments, creative assignments and a final project. May be repeated when topic is different.
Units: 3.

MURP 151: Intermediate piano

Intermediate-level piano class for students who have completed MURP 101 or have reached a similar level of advancement. Does not satisfy requirements of any music major. Placement determined by audition (two pieces in contrasting styles, at least the level of the Bach Minuets or the easiest Schumann pieces from Album for the Young); consent of instructor required to ensure proper placement. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 2.
Prerequisite: MURP 101

MURP 171: Balinese Gamelan Music

Open to all students. Gamelan is a type of traditional percussion and wind ensemble from Indonesia. This course offers study and performance of Balinese classical instrumental pieces, dance accompaniment, and contemporary works. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.

MURP 191: Directed Study in Music Repertoire and Performance Studies

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MURP 195: Internship in Music Repertoire and Performance Studies

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MURP 201: Basic Keyboard Skills I

Sight-reading, keyboard harmony, transposition, improvisation, technique, and selected repertoire. Students must demonstrate proficiency at each level before advancing to the next level. Completion of MURP 203 or demonstrated equivalent required of all Bachelor of Music degree candidates and Bachelor of Arts degree candidates with a major in music. Audition for placement required. 1 unit per term. Note: Required in the freshman year of all Bachelor of Music degree students whose performance area is not a keyboard instrument. BKS grades are factored into grade-point averages, but credit does not apply toward requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree. BKS must be completed successfully by the end of the sophomore year. (Music majors and minors are registered for BKS until the requirement has been completed.) Students who do not complete requirements in four terms of study are charged a fee of $75 in each successive term until all requirements are met.
Units: 1.

MURP 202: Basic Keyboard Skills II

Sight-reading, keyboard harmony, transposition, improvisation, technique, and selected repertoire. Students must demonstrate proficiency at each level before advancing to the next level. Completion of MURP 203 or demonstrated equivalent required of all Bachelor of Music degree candidates and Bachelor of Arts degree candidates with a major in music. Audition for placement required. 1 unit per term. Note: Required in the freshman year of all Bachelor of Music degree students whose performance area is not a keyboard instrument. BKS grades are factored into grade-point averages, but credit does not apply toward requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree. BKS must be completed successfully by the end of the sophomore year. (Music majors and minors are registered for BKS until the requirement has been completed.) Students who do not complete requirements in four terms of study are charged a fee of $75 in each successive term until all requirements are met.
Units: 1.

MURP 203: Basic Keyboard Skills III

Sight-reading, keyboard harmony, transposition, improvisation, technique, and selected repertoire. Students must demonstrate proficiency at each level before advancing to the next level. Completion of MURP 203 or demonstrated equivalent required of all Bachelor of Music degree candidates and Bachelor of Arts degree candidates with a major in music. Audition for placement required. 1 unit per term. Note: Required in the freshman year of all Bachelor of Music degree students whose performance area is not a keyboard instrument. BKS grades are factored into grade-point averages, but credit does not apply toward requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree. BKS must be completed successfully by the end of the sophomore year. (Music majors and minors are registered for BKS until the requirement has been completed.) Students who do not complete requirements in four terms of study are charged a fee of $75 in each successive term until all requirements are met.
Units: 1.

MURP 223: Educators' Keyboard Skills

An upper-level keyboard proficiency course for students enrolling in any music education emphasis that includes general music. Students will develop a comfort level at the piano so it can be used as a teaching tool in the classroom. Main topics include vocal warm-ups, improvisation, creating and transposing accompaniments, reading three-part scores and teaching from the keyboard.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MURP 203 or equivalent

MURP 271: Introduction to Vocal Studies

An overview of classical singing, including anatomy and physiology of the voice, basic vocal acoustics, voice health, and an introduction to historical singing terminology.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in voice lessons

MURP 272: English Singing Diction

An introduction to English singing diction, including identification of problematic American regionalisms and basic elements of English poetics. The International Phonetic Alphabet is learned as a tool for work in this and subsequent singing diction classes.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in voice lessons

MURP 273: Italian and Latin Singing Diction

An introduction to Italian singing diction with special attention given to sounds problematic for English speakers. Brief study of the pronunciation of ecclesiastical Latin.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in voice lessons

MURP 274: German Singing Diction

An introduction to German singing diction, with special attention to sounds problematic for English speakers. Expressive use of the language in Lied interpretation begun.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in voice lessons

MURP 275: French Singing Diction

An introduction to French singing diction, with special attention to sounds problematic for English speakers. Expressive use of the language, using appropriate mélodie texts, begun.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in voice lessons

MURP 276: Recitative

An introduction to the performance practices of the pre-Romantic recitative, emphasizing the secco style. Critical listening to a variety of recorded examples and individualized selection, preparation, and coaching of appropriate examples of Baroque and Classic recitatives.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in voice lessons

MURP 285: The Eloquent Musician

Course explores and promotes the art of speaking elegantly and knowledgeably about music in the context of live musical performance, and writing engagingly about music for a general audience. Course designed for music majors and other students with strong musical background and interest in interactive concerts and other public programs.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Innovation & Entrepreneurship 285
Prerequisite: Major in music or consent of instructor

MURP 301: Functional Skills for Keyboard Majors I

Development of functional keyboard skills. Sight-reading, score-reading, transposition, keyboard harmony, playing by ear, improvisation, and conducting from the keyboard. FKS grades are factored into grade-point averages, but credit does not apply toward requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.
Units: 1.

MURP 302: Functional Skills for Keyboard Majors II

Development of functional keyboard skills. Sight-reading, score-reading, transposition, keyboard harmony, playing by ear, improvisation, and conducting from the keyboard. FKS grades are factored into grade-point averages, but credit does not apply toward requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.
Units: 1.

MURP 310: Alexander Technique I

The Alexander Movement Technique (AMT) is an educational method for finding easier use of self in daily activity. The technique offers us insight into our own mental processes and perceptions of our body’s structure, and allows us to replace faulty habits with coordinated movement.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 310
Prerequisite: Instructor approval is required. The instructor will talk with each student about the hands-on aspects of the technique and the code of ethics that governs the work.

MURP 315: Fretboard Harmony for the Classical Guitarist

Study of intervals, chord construction, and voice leading, using exercises and examples from the standard guitar repertoire. Includes sight-reading, realizing figured bass and harmonizing melodies.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MURP 317: History and Literature of the Guitar

A study of the guitar and its music from 1500 to present. This course examines the physical evolution of the instrument and surveys the important performers and composers for the guitar and other plucked instruments. Includes readings, listening, analysis, performance, transcription and written assignments.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

MURP 330: Orchestral Literature for Strings

The course prepares string players for the unique challenges of life in a professional symphony orchestra and will complement work done in university ensembles and private instrumental instruction. Students will learn specific techniques through multiple performance opportunities, class discussion, readings and assigned listening.
Units: 3.

MURP 350: Suzuki/Vocal Viewpoints

Explore vocal production from a physically-based, full-bodied approach using the methodology of Tadashi Suzuki and the research of Anne Bogart. A physically-demanding course helping the body gain strength and agility, the voice increase range and capacity, and the actor's brain expand spontaneous, kinesthetic awareness and responsiveness.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUEN 280

MURP 361: Acting for Singers 1

An opera/song performance course that develops the fundamental tools to create on stage. This term concentrates on basic acting techniques beginning with spoken word and then transferring those skills to intoned speech (song). These building blocks include understanding and breaking down a script, navigating the stage and movement on it, creating and motivating character choices, response to your fellow performers, honesty on-stage, concentration, imagination and commitment to the script, the environment and your character.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 362

MURP 362: Acting for Singers 2

An opera/song performance course that develops the fundamental tools to create on stage. This term concentrates on expanding the techniques from the previous term and on developing a stronger sense of ensemble work. Viewpoints and Theatrical Composition will be the main thrust of the exploration, using the current song and aria repertoire of the individual student.
Units: 3.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 364
Prerequisite: MURP 361 or equivalent

MURP 390: Tutorial Studies in Music Repertoire and Performance

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MURP 391: Directed Study in Music Repertoire and Performance Studies

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MURP 395: Internship in Music Repertoire and Performance Studies

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MURP 399: Independent Study in Music Repertoire and Performance

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.

MURP 405: Senegalese Music

This course is part of the Lawrence Francophone Seminar in which students study in French-speaking West Africa for ten weeks.
Units: 3.
Also listed as French 404
Prerequisite: Must be attending the LU Francophone Seminar

MURP 420: Collaborative Piano: Vocal

Vocal accompanying for the advanced pianist, including art song, opera recitative, and aria. Performances required of all participants.
Units: 3.

MURP 425: Collaborative Piano: Instrumental

Instrumental accompanying for the advanced pianist, including duo sonatas and concerto orchestral reductions. Performances required of all participants.
Units: 3.

MURP 430: Alexander Technique II: For Performers

This studio-style class applies Alexander Movement Technique (AMT) to performance broadly defined as an activity completed for an audience. Students will work on performance and rehearsal/practice techniques with hands-on guidance from the teacher and will also serve as trained observers for their colleagues. May be taken for 3 or 6 units.
Units: 3 OR 6.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 430
Prerequisite: THAR 310

MURP 451: Literature of the Piano I

A two-term historical survey of the repertoire from 1600 to the present, with consideration of performance practice and broader historical context. Lectures, readings, listening, analysis, performance, and written assignments.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

MURP 452: Literature of the Piano II

A two-term historical survey of the repertoire from 1600 to the present, with consideration of performance practice and broader historical context. Lectures, readings, listening, analysis, performance, and written assignments.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUPR 451

MURP 455: Vocal Literature

An introductory survey of the history and literature of the solo singer from antiquity to the present.
Units: 3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor

MURP 465: Woodwind Chamber Music Literature

A general survey of woodwind chamber music ensembles and music from the classical period to the current day, concentrating on the wind quintet, but also including other ensembles that feature at least one woodwind instrument.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Junior standing

MURP 480: Advanced Conducting

Intended to give students more experience with score study, rehearsal techniques and conducting vocabulary through weekly podium time and class discussion. Advanced Conducting will continue the topics covered in Conducting Principles. Basic knowledge of beat patterns and gestural vocabulary will be assumed and students will explore conducting in the orchestral, band, choral and mixed media.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUEP 380

MURP 590: Tutorial Studies in Music Repertoire and Performance

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MURP 591: Directed Study in Music Repertoire and Performance Studies

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MURP 595: Internship in Music Repertoire and Performance Studies

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MURP 599: Independent Study in Music Repertoire and Performance

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MURP 690: Tutorial Studies in Music Repertoire and Performance

Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MURP 691: Directed Study in Music Repertoire and Performance Studies

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MURP 695: Internship in Music Repertoire and Performance Studies

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MURP 699: Independent Study in Music Repertoire and Performance

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

Courses - Music Theory

MUTH 100: Music Theory for the Non-Major

An introduction to the fundamentals of music: notation, scales, intervals, chords, keys, and basic harmonic and contrapuntal concepts. Improvement of reading skills and performance through an understanding of music’s structure and notation. Does not apply toward any music major.
Units: 3.

MUTH 151: Music Fundamentals, Theory, and Analysis 1

An intensive version of MUTH 201, 202, this course provides a thorough grounding in music fundamentals in conjunction with a comprehensive introduction to tonal harmony, counterpoint, and associated formal procedures. The two terms are taken in sequence. Placement determined by the Music Theory Placement Exam. Corequisites: MUTH 161, 171.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Placement Corequisites: MUTH 161, 171

MUTH 152: Music Fundamentals, Theory, and Analysis 2

An intensive version of MUTH 201, 202, this course provides a thorough grounding in music fundamentals in conjunction with a comprehensive introduction to tonal harmony, counterpoint, and associated formal procedures. The two terms are taken in sequence. Placement determined by the Music Theory Placement Exam. Corequisites: MUTH 162, 172.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 151 Corequisites: MUTH 162, 172

MUTH 161: Aural Skills Fundamentals 1

Intensive ear training commensurate with MUTH 151, 152. Taken in sequence. Placement determined by the Music Theory Placement Exam. Credit does not count toward the B.Mus degree. Corequisites: MUTH 151, 171.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Placement Corequisites: MUTH 151, 171 Credit does not count toward the B. Mus. degree

MUTH 162: Aural Skills Fundamentals 2

Intensive ear training commensurate with MUTH 151, 152. Taken in sequence. Placement determined by the Music Theory Placement Exam. Credit does not count toward the B.Mus degree. Corequisites: MUTH 152, 172.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 161 Corequisites: MUTH 152, 172 Credit does not count toward the B.Mus degree

MUTH 171: Sight Singing Fundamentals 1

Sight singing commensurate with MUTH 151, 152. Placement determined by placement into the corequisite course. Credit does not count toward the B.Mus. degree. Corequisites: MUTH 151, 161.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Placement Corequisites: MUTH 151, 161 Credit does not count toward the B. Mus. degree

MUTH 172: Sight Singing Fundamentals 2

Sight singing commensurate with MUTH 151, 152. Placement determined by placement into the corequisite course. Credit does not count toward the B.Mus. degree. Corequisites: MUTH 152, 162.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 171 Corequisites: MUTH 152, 162 Credit does not count toward the B. Mus. degree

MUTH 191: Directed Study in Music Theory

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 195: Internship in Music Theory

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

MUTH 201: Music Theory and Analysis 1

A comprehensive introduction to the structural principles and compositional techniques of art music from the 18th and 19th centuries. Emphasis on diatonic harmony and elementary counterpoint through written exercises, model composition, and analysis. Introduction to the basic formal procedures associated with tonal music. Taken in sequence, MUTH 201 and 202 are the first two courses in the five-term music theory core. Placement determined by the Music Theory Placement Exam. Corequisites: MUTH 211 and 221.
Units: 4.
Prerequisite: Placement Corequisites: MUTH 211, 221

MUTH 202: Music Theory and Analysis 2

A comprehensive introduction to the structural principles and compositional techniques of art music from the 18th and 19th centuries. Emphasis on diatonic harmony and elementary counterpoint through written exercises, model composition, and analysis. Introduction to the basic formal procedures associated with tonal music. Taken in sequence, MUTH 201 and 202 are the first two courses in the five-term music theory core. Placement determined by the Music Theory Placement Exam. Corequisites: MUTH 212 and 222.
Units: 4.
Prerequisite: MUTH 201 Corequisites: MUTH 212, 222

MUTH 211: Aural Skills 1

Ear training commensurate with MUTH 201. Melodic, harmonic, and contrapuntal dictation, error detection, and aural perception of basic formal procedures. Taken in sequence. Placement and section assignment determined by the Music Theory Placement Exam. Corequisites: MUTH 201, 221.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Placement Corequisites: MUTH 201, 221

MUTH 212: Aural Skills 2

Ear training commensurate with MUTH 202. Melodic, harmonic, and contrapuntal dictation, error detection, and aural perception of basic formal procedures. Taken in sequence. Placement and section assignment determined by the Music Theory Placement Exam. Corequisites: MUTH 202, 222.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 211 Corequisites: MUTH 202, 222

MUTH 221: Sight Singing 1

Sight singing commensurate with MUTH 201. Solo and ensemble singing using solfège; treble and bass clefs only. One- and two-part rhythmic exercises. Improvisation. Taken in sequence. Placement and section assignment determined by sight-singing audition. Corequisites: MUTH 201, 211.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: Placement Corequisites: MUTH 201, 211

MUTH 222: Sight Singing 2

Sight singing commensurate with MUTH 202. Solo and ensemble singing using solfège; treble and bass clefs only. One- and two-part rhythmic exercises. Improvisation. Taken in sequence. Placement and section assignment determined by sight-singing audition. Corequisites: MUTH 202, 212.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 221 Corequisites: MUTH 202, 212

MUTH 240: Jazz Theory and Aural Training

A comprehensive introduction to jazz scales, modes, chords, harmonic progressions, nomenclature, and notation. Emphasis on linking essential jazz theoretic functions to performance practice, composition, and arranging.
Units: 3.

MUTH 251: Music Theory and Analysis 3

Continued study of the harmonic techniques and structural principles of tonal music, with emphasis on chromatic harmony and contrapuntal elaboration through written exercises, model composition, and analysis. Introduction to large-scale formal procedures associated with 18th- and 19th-century art music. Part of the five-term music theory core, taken in sequence. Corequisites: MUTH 261, 271.
Units: 4.
Prerequisite: MUTH 152 or MUTH 202 Corequisites: MUTH 261, 271

MUTH 252: Music Theory and Analysis 4

Continued study of the harmonic techniques and structural principles of tonal music, with emphasis on chromatic harmony and contrapuntal elaboration through written exercises, model composition, and analysis. Introduction to large-scale formal procedures associated with 18th- and 19th-century art music. Part of the five-term music theory core, taken in sequence. Corequisites: MUTH 262, 272.
Units: 4.
Prerequisite: MUTH 251 Corequisites: MUTH 262, 272

MUTH 261: Aural Skills 3

Ear training commensurate with MUTH 251. Continued work in melodic, harmonic, and contrapuntal dictation, error detection, and aural perception of basic forms of tonal music. Taken in sequence. Section assignment determined by the music theory/composition department. Corequisites: MUTH 251, 271.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 162 or MUTH 212 Corerequisites: MUTH 251, 271

MUTH 262: Aural Skills 4

Ear training commensurate with MUTH 252. Continued work in melodic, harmonic, and contrapuntal dictation, error detection, and aural perception of basic forms of tonal music. Taken in sequence. Section assignment determined by the music theory/composition department. Corequisites: MUTH 252, 272.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 261 Corerequisites: MUTH 252, 272

MUTH 271: Sight Singing 3

Sight singing commensurate with MUTH 251. Continued solo and ensemble singing (modes, alto and tenor clefs added), rhythmic exercises, and improvisation. Taken in sequence. Section assignment determined by the music theory/composition department. Corequisites: MUTH 251, 261.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 172 or MUTH 222 Corequisites: MUTH 251, 261

MUTH 272: Sight Singing 4

Sight singing commensurate with MUTH 252. Continued solo and ensemble singing (modes, alto and tenor clefs added), rhythmic exercises, and improvisation. Taken in sequence. Section assignment determined by the music theory/composition department. Corequisites: MUTH 252, 262.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 271 Corerequisites: MUTH 252, 262

MUTH 301: Music Theory and Analysis 5

The final course in the music theory core curriculum. The first part of the course develops and refines analytic skills introduced earlier in the core, applying them to specific works of the tonal repertory. The second part provides an introduction to the structural principles and formal procedures of art music from the early 20th century to the present. Corequisites: MUTH 311, 321.
Units: 4.
Prerequisite: MUTH 252 Corequisites: MUTH 311, 321

MUTH 311: Aural Skills 5

Ear training commensurate with MUTH 301. Section assignment determined by the music theory/ composition department. Corequisites: MUTH 301, 321.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 262 Corequisites: MUTH 301, 321

MUTH 321: Sight Singing 5

Sight singing commensurate with MUTH 301. Section assignment determined by the music theory/ composition department. Corequisites: MUTH 301, 311.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 272 Corequisites: MUTH 301, 311

MUTH 345: Post-Core Sight Singing

A continuation of the 5-term Sight Singing sequence. Improvisational exercises and the singing of various styles of part music from the Renaissance to the present day. May be repeated for credit.
Units: 1.
Prerequisite: MUTH 321

MUTH 350: Topics in Music Analysis

Intermediate studies in music analysis, focusing on a particular analytic technique, critical approach, or repertory, such as text/music relations, Renaissance counterpoint, music and film, and non-western music. Topics vary from year to year. Course may be repeated when the topic is different.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 301

MUTH 390: Tutorial Studies in Music Theory

A tutorial is a primarily student-driven course of study undertaken by an individual student or small group of students in collaboration with one or more faculty members. The primary goal of a tutorial is expansion, refinement, and synthesis of knowledge and abilities through in-depth exploration of a specific topic. Tutorials supplement regular course offerings, especially in the junior and senior years, by extending the curriculum in depth or breadth according to the intersecting interests of students and faculty members. A tutorial may be undertaken to satisfy personal academic interest, to prepare for advanced or graduate study, or to lay the groundwork for an independent study, senior experience, or honors project.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 391: Directed Study in Music Theory

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 395: Internship in Music Theory

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 399: Independent Study in Music Theory

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 401: Counterpoint in the Style of J.S. Bach I

The first course in a two-term survey of the techniques of 18th-century counterpoint. Imitative and non-imitative counterpoint in two voices, leading to the composition of binary-form suite movements and two-voice inventions. Complementary work in analysis.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 301 or consent of instructor

MUTH 402: Counterpoint in the Style of J.S. Bach II

A continuation of MUTH 401. Imitative counterpoint in three and four voices, leading to the composition of a four-voice fugue. Complementary work in analysis.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 401

MUTH 421: Theory & Analysis of Music from 1900-1945

Study of a range of analytical approaches to selected works composed during the first half of the twentieth century. The musical domains of pitch, pitch class, and rhythm will be addressed from many perspectives, including set theory, contour theory, centricity, modality, and the extension of set theory into transformational theory.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 301

MUTH 520: Schenkerian Analysis

An introduction to the theory and analytical techniques of Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935) and his followers. Investigating what is perhaps the most influential theoretical paradigm yet developed for the analysis of tonal music, the course will explore both the theory and its associated graphic notation as applied to significant works of tonal music from Bach to Brahms.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 301 or consent of instructor

MUTH 550: Topics in Music Analysis

Advanced studies in music analysis, such as Schenkerian analysis, late 19th-century chromaticism, and analysis and performance. Topics vary from year to year. Course may be repeated with consent of instructor.
Units: 3 OR 6.
Prerequisite: MUTH 301

MUTH 590: Tutorial Studies in Music Theory

A tutorial is a primarily student-driven course of study undertaken by an individual student or small group of students in collaboration with one or more faculty members. The primary goal of a tutorial is expansion, refinement, and synthesis of knowledge and abilities through in-depth exploration of a specific topic. Tutorials supplement regular course offerings, especially in the junior and senior years, by extending the curriculum in depth or breadth according to the intersecting interests of students and faculty members. A tutorial may be undertaken to satisfy personal academic interest, to prepare for advanced or graduate study, or to lay the groundwork for an independent study, senior experience, or honors project.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 591: Directed Study in Music Theory

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 595: Internship in Music Theory

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 599: Independent Study in Music Theory

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 690: Tutorial Studies in Music Theory

A tutorial is a primarily student-driven course of study undertaken by an individual student or small group of students in collaboration with one or more faculty members. The primary goal of a tutorial is expansion, refinement, and synthesis of knowledge and abilities through in-depth exploration of a specific topic. Tutorials supplement regular course offerings, especially in the junior and senior years, by extending the curriculum in depth or breadth according to the intersecting interests of students and faculty members. A tutorial may be undertaken to satisfy personal academic interest, to prepare for advanced or graduate study, or to lay the groundwork for an independent study, senior experience, or honors project.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 691: Directed Study in Music Theory

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 695: Internship in Music Theory

An experience-based project in music developed in consultation with a designated supervisor and a conservatory faculty member, comprising a work component and an academic component. The academic component of the internship, carried out under the supervision of the faculty member, may include readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty member, and a written report or other culminating project appropriate to the discipline.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

MUTH 699: Independent Study in Music Theory

Students considering an honors project should register for independent study for one or more terms.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

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