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ClassID Name Description Credits
MUSL 1000 Survey of Music A course designed to acquaint the general college student with the role of music in Western culture. Emphasis is placed upon musical form and style since 1600. 3
MUSL 1001 Hip Hop in Context WI Hip Hop in Context examines the cultural phenomenon through its history, development, communication style, dance form, music, and artistic process. Throughout the course students will explore the dynamics of race, gender, youth, and class. The course will employ various sources for analysis and information including: videos, commercials, movies, songs and other multimedia sources. 3
MUSL 1010 Fundamentals of Music A study of basic terminology, scales, intervals, sight-singing and ear training. Required of all music majors and minors unless exempted by examination. 3
MUSL 1050 Secondary Class Piano I Secondary piano class for music majors designed to provide prospective public school teachers with the basic proficiency required for state licensure. 1
MUSL 1060 Secondary Class Piano II Prerequisite: MUSL 1050 with a grade of “C” or higher. A continuation of MUSL 1050. 1
MUSL 1070 Intermediate Secondary Class Piano I Prerequisite: MUSL 1060 with a grade of “C” or higher. A continuation of MUSL 1060. 1
MUSL 1080 Intermediate Secondary Class Piano II Prerequisite: MUSL 1070 with a grade of “C” or higher. A continuation of MUSL 1070. Required of all music students who have not passed the proficiency examination. 1
MUSL 1220 Harmony I Prerequisite: MUSL 1010 or the equivalent, with a grade of “C” or higher. A study of diatonic harmony: triads, dominant seventh chords, inversions, and chord progressions. 3
MUSL 1230 Diction for Singers: English and Italian A study of English and Italian as applied to singing. Students will perform songs in both languages in class. 1
MUSL 1240 Diction for Singers: French and German A study of French and German as applied to singing. Students will perform songs in both languages in class. 1
MUSL 1260 Voice Class Fundamentals of singing for voice majors and non- majors, with emphasis on tone production, diction and interpretation, and a survey of literature for the solo voice with emphasis on performance. 2
MUSL 1300 Twentieth-Century Music An introduction to music written since 1900, both popular and classical, with special emphasis on most recent developments. 2
MUSL 1510 Marching/Symphonic Band For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1511 Marching/Symphonic Band For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1520 University Choir For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1521 University Choir For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1530 Concert Choir For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1531 Concert Choir For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1540 String Ensemble For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1541 String Ensemble For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1545 Guitar Ensemble For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1546 Guitar Ensemble For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1550 Woodwind Ensemble For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1551 Woodwind Ensemble For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1560 Brass Ensemble For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1561 Brass Ensemble For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1570 Jazz Ensemble For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1571 Jazz Ensemble For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1580 Small Ensemble For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1581 Small Ensemble For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1590 Percussion Ensemble For non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. 2
MUSL 1591 Percussion Ensemble For music majors only. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 1600 Workshops and Recitals Required of all music majors. Laboratory for Applied Primary courses. 0
MUSL 1700 Class Guitar I This course offers beginning instruction on an acoustic guitar to students who have little or no background in either guitar or music. Students will learn the fundamentals of music, chords, guitar notation, strumming and instrumental techniques for accompanying and playing traditional and contemporary songs. 2
MUSL 1710 Class Guitar II Prerequisite: MUSL 1700. Offers intermediate guitar instruction to the non-major. Students will learn the use of secondary chords, moveable 2
MUSL 2000 Keyboard Improvisation Prerequisites: MUSL 1010, 1050, 1060 and 1220. An introduction to chord and scale types and their application to jazz, gospel, and other forms of improvisational music. 2
MUSL 2110 Ear Training and Sight Singing I Prerequisite: MUSL 1010 with a grade of “C” or higher. Sight-singing of diatonic material, with attention given to melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic singing and dictation. 2
MUSL 2120 Ear Training and Sight Singing II Prerequisite: MUSL 2110 with a grade of “C” or higher. Continuation of MUSL 2110. 2
MUSL 2210 Harmony II Prerequisites: MUSL 1220, 2110 with a grade of “C” or higher. A continuation of diatonic harmony and the study of chromatic harmony in written exercises, keyboard harmony, and analysis with an introduction to counterpoint. 3
MUSL 2220 Harmony III Prerequisites: MUSL 2210 with a grade of “C” or higher. 3
MUSL 2405 Introduction to Music Literature (WI) Prerequisite: first-year theory courses, their equivalent or permission of the instructor. Primarily designed for the music major as an introduction to a selected body of world music literature and various structural genres, stressing basic elements such as formal and stylistic concepts. Its purpose is to lay the foundation of analytical and critical skills necessary for the subsequent required courses in music history and literature. 2
MUSL 2450 Introduction to Brass and Woodwind Instruments Principles of tone production, articulation, playing positions, fingerings, and pedagogy related to woodwind and brass instruments, as well as the selection and care of instruments, mouthpieces and reeds. Each student will play at least one woodwind and one brass instrument. This is a required course for keyboard and voice majors seeking NC state licensure. 2
MUSL 2800 Music in the United States A historical and stylistic survey of music in America from pre-colonial times to the present day. Open to non-music majors. 3
MUSL 2850 Music for the Stage Prerequisite: HUM 2410. A study of the many genres which represent a fusion of drama and music 3
MUSL 2860 Music for the Orchestra Prerequisite: HUM 2410. A survey of literature for symphony orchestra and various small instrumental groupings from the 18th century to the present. Open to non-music majors. 3
MUSL 2930 Independent Study I Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 3
MUSL 3000 Commercial Music Prerequisites: MUSL 2210, 2220. Techniques of composing and arranging for radio, television and motion pictures. Students will be expected to write examples of all three media. 2
MUSL 3110 Ear Training and Sight Singing III Prerequisite: MUSL 2110, 2120. Advanced sight-singing, including melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation from advanced manuals and performance repertoire. 1
MUSL 3200 Gospel Music Prerequisites: MUSL 1050, 1060 and 2000. A study of periods and stylistic developments in jazz and gospel music, including appropriate improvisational techniques and scoring for varied groups. 3
MUSL 3210 Service Playing Prerequisite: MUSL 2000. Techniques and materials used in church service playing, including improvisation, modulation, accompanying and sight-reading. 2
MUSL 3300 Piano Class I Group instruction in piano designed to develop fundamental technical knowledge of the keyboard. Functional skills for the beginner will be stressed. This course is open to non-majors only. 2
MUSL 3310 Piano Class II Prerequisite: MUSL 3300. Continuation of MUSL 3300. 2
MUSL 3320 Handbells An introduction to basic ringing techniques, beginning repertory and leadership training, which will include conducting skills and instruction on how to initiate and build a handbell program. Participation in a public ensemble performance required. May be repeated for credit. 1
MUSL 3410 History of Music I Prerequisite: MUSL 2405, 2210. A study of the development of music from 1600 to c.1945, with coverage of representative repertories from the different historical periods. 3
MUSL 3420 History of Music II Prerequisite: MUSL 3410. Continuation of MUSL 3410. 3
MUSL 3500 Woodwind Class Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Fundamental techniques in the playing of woodwind instruments, including concepts in pedagogy. 1
MUSL 3530 Early Childhood and Intermediate Music Methods Prerequisites: MUSL 1010, 1220 or permission of the instructor. Methods and materials of music for kindergarten through grade nine 3
MUSL 3560 Choral and Instrumental Methods Prerequisites: MUSL 3530. Methods and materials designed for teaching general, choral and instrumental music in grades six through twelve 3
MUSL 3600 Percussion Class Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Fundamental techniques of playing both pitched and unpitched percussion instruments, including pedagogical concepts and instrument maintenance. 1
MUSL 3601 String Class Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Fundamental techniques in the playing of stringed instruments, including concepts in pedagogy and program-building. 1
MUSL 3602 Brass Class Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Fundamental techniques in the playing of high and low brass instruments, including concepts in pedagogy. 1
MUSL 3800 The Music Industry This course surveys the music industry by highlighting the inter-relationships generated by the demands of where music and business worlds intersect and includes an introduction to the legal and ethical issues impacting the contemporary music professional. 3
MUSL 3850 The Black Composer The role of the black composer in traditional Western art music. 3
MUSL 3860 Acoustics and Introduction to Music Technology An introduction to the physical properties of music production, sound transmission, and audio devices incorporating computers. Characteristics of analog, MIDI and digital recording will be emphasized. Special computer application areas such as using software for sequencing, direct-to-disk recording, and printing music are a few of the specific applications. The North Carolina Technology Competencies for Educators are incorporated into the course. 3
MUSL 3870 Production I This course exposes students to composing for audio recording and multi-media forces, the mechanics of sound architecture, and the creation and alteration of waveforms using methods such as crosswave synthesis, providing students access to the infinite possibilities of sound engineering, permitting and emphasizing the recording of original projects. 3
MUSL 3900 Music of Africa A historical and cultural analysis of the music of Africa and its influence on the music of other world cultures. 3
MUSL 3920 Conducting Principles of conducting and score reading. Practical experience in directing choral and instrumental groups. 2
MUSL 3930 Independent Study II Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. 3
MUSL 4010 Church Music Organization and Literature A study of procedures for organizing a total church music program, with attention paid to denomination traditions, budgeting, the training of choirs, and staffng. Representative sacred choral literature will be studied within this context. 2
MUSL 4020 Organ Literature and Pedagogy A historical survey of solo organ literature and literature for service playing, including the contributions of various ethnic groups to the literature. Pedagogical studies will survey teaching techniques, methods, and recital planning. 3
MUSL 4030 Hymnology A study of the history and development of Christian hymnody, including study of the textual and musical content of hymnals, and their effectiveness in the church service for both choral and congregational use. 2
MUSL 4210 Music and Arts Management Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. The study and practice of the functions related to arts management, with emphasis on music productions, budgeting, personnel management, audience development, promotions management, and various auxiliary areas. 3
MUSL 4220 Counterpoint and Canon Prerequisites: MUSL 2220, 3110. A study of the principles of counterpoint in two and three parts, invertible counterpoint canon and fugue. 3
MUSL 4500 Vocal Techniques A study of tone production, including application of sound vocal principles to choral programs in the public schools. 2
MUSL 4510 Piano Pedagogy Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. A study of technical problems, pedagogical procedures, and representative materials encountered in teaching beginning and intermediate piano. 3
MUSL 4530 Vocal Pedagogy Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. An analysis of basic problems encountered in beginning and advanced voice students, and a study of various methods applied to their solutions. Particular emphasis will be placed upon common principles in different approaches. 3
MUSL 4600 Seminar in Contemporary Music Prerequisite: MUSL 3410, 3420 or permission of the instructor. A study of compositions written since 1940 with particular emphasis placed upon recent developments in form, compositional techniques, analysis, and new media of musical expression. 3
MUSL 4610 Instrumental and Choral Arranging Prerequisites: MUSL 2220, 2450, 3500, 3600, 3602, 3630. Problems of harmonic expansion and reduction will be considered as applied to scoring for choral and instrumental ensembles. Part extraction will be emphasized and arrangements will be performed under the direction of the arrangers. 2
MUSL 4720 Composition Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. An introduction to the techniques of musical composition with emphasis on smaller forms. 3
MUSL 4750 Music and Worship Prerequisites: MUSL 3410, 3420. The relationship of music and liturgy to Christian worship and traditions. 3
MUSL 4760 Church Internship Prerequisites: MUSL 4010, 3210 or 4500. A program in which students are responsible as a choir director and/or organist for an assigned church under the supervision of a church and university supervisor. The student will implement skills and concepts learned in the classroom. 2
MUSL 4810 African-American Music: Vocal A study of the stylistic elements as found in the vocal music of West Africa and its influence on the religious music, work songs and blues of the African American. 3
MUSL 4820 African-American Music: Instrumental A study of the stylistic elements as found in the instrumental music of West Africa and their influence of the instrumental music of the African American. 3
MUSL 4850 African Influences on the Music of the Americas African influences on the music of the Western hemisphere, with emphasis on the unique influences, features and distinctive contributions. 3
MUSL 4860 Production II Prerequisite: MUSL 3870. A continuation of Production I, including audio production and mastering with emphasis upon mounting the project for professional consideration. 3
MUSL 4870 Post-Production Prerequisite: MUSL 4860. Instruction combines audio, video, graphics, math, and text into one uniform CD-ROM format which can be marketed and used in illustrating concepts for corporate presentation and teaching in the classroom. Video post-production and film scoring are also discussed. 4
MUSL 4900 Seminar in the Music Industry Examination of the music industry as it relates to the current demands placed on the professional performer, composer, arranger, and merchandiser. Students will be expected to conduct research and present papers. 3
MUSL 4920 Advanced Conducting Prerequisite: MUSL 3920. Practical conducting experience for various styles of music. Emphasis will be placed on conducting choral and instrumental works in larger forms. 2
MUSL 4930 Independent Study III Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 3
MUSL 4950 Senior Honors Admission to the Senior Honors in music is by faculty approval only. Honors programs may be undertaken in performance, composition, or history and literature. The projects are a full-length senior recital, an extended composition and its performance, or the presentation of a research paper, respectively. Applied courses are individual lessons on the respective instrument. Applied primary courses are scheduled as one 50-minute lesson per week and receive 1 credit hour. Applied secondary courses are scheduled as one 30-minute lesson per week and receive .5 credit hour. Applied courses are reserved only for music majors but the university student at-large may take an applied secondary lesson only by permission of the instructor. Majors may take applied secondary courses only after taking the required class in that instrument. Applied primary courses require technical studies, repertoire, performance, recital attendance, and jury examination. The semester of enrollment is indicated by the last digit of the course number. Each instrument is offered for 8 semesters in sequential order. 3
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