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Private Music Instruction
All private music instruction is by arrangement. Students must consult the Director of Applied Music Studies in the Department of Music for teacher assignment and registration numbers. The private music instruction fee applies.

For a music major or minor: half-hour lesson per week (1 credit), $164.50; hour lesson per week (2 or 3 credits), $329. For a nonmusic major: half-hour lesson per week (1 credit), $182; hour lesson per week (2 credits), $364.

Private music instruction is offered in the following areas: accompanying, bassoon, cello, clarinet, composition, conducting, euphonium, flute, classical guitar, harp, harpsichord, horn, koto, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, string bass, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, viola da gamba, violin, and voice.

Nonmajor Private Music Instruction (1,2:0:.5-1). Prerequisite: None. For non-music majors only.

To earn one credit per semester, a student takes 14 half-hour private music lessons and is expected to practice 50 minutes each day. To earn two credits per semester, a student takes 14 one-hour lessons and is expected to practice one hour and 40 minutes each day. The two-credit level is restricted to students with substantial prior private study.

Undergraduate Private Music Instruction (1-3:0:.5-1). Prerequisite: For the one- and two-credit level, an audition is required (or portfolio of compositions for private composition); for the three-credit level, students must have eight credits on the major instrument and approval by the appropriate concentration audition committee.

To earn one credit per semester, a student takes 14 half-hour private music lessons; to earn two or three credits per semester, a student takes 14 one-hour private lessons.

The following amount of practice (or composing) is expected each day: one credit/50 minutes; two credits/one hour and 40 minutes; and three credits/two and one-half hours.

As part of the repertoire requirement for two or three credits per semester, each student must attend a minimum of 12 performances/arts events each semester (six during the summer). The 12 performances must be distributed as follows: three student recitals (departmental, junior, senior, or graduate), seven other musical events (including student recitals), and two dance or theater performances or art gallery visits. Students earning one credit per semester must attend six performances in a distribution similar to the one mentioned above.

Graduate Private Music Instruction Prerequisite: Audition or portfolio of compositions for private composition.

To earn two or three credits per semester, a student takes 14 one-hour private music lessons. The three-credit sequence is designed for students working toward the M.A. degree with a concentration in performance (single instrument), composition, or conducting.

Junior, Senior, and Graduate Recitals (1:0:0). Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate three-credit private music instruction course. A public recital given by the student during the junior or senior year or during graduate study. The junior recital must be at least 25 minutes in length; the senior recital must be at least 50 minutes in length. Graduate recitals must be of the following lengths: Composition--30 minutes; Conducting--30 minutes; Performance (single or multiple instruments)--50 minutes.

All recitals are by arrangement. Students must consult with the Director of Applied Music Studies to register and schedule dates.

Music Education Recital (0:0:0). Prerequisite: A minimum of eight credits in Private Music Instruction in the major instrument; corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate two-credit Private Music Instruction course. A recital on the major instrument given by the student during the junior or senior year. The recital must be at least 25 minutes in length. All recitals are by arrangement. Students must consult with the Director of Applied Music Studies to register and schedule dates. Graded S/NC (satisfactory or no credit).

100 Fundamentals of Music (3:3:0). Study of musical notation, interval and triad construction, the reading of treble and bass clefs, scale construction, rhythm, elementary sight singing and ear training, and application at the keyboard. Cannot be applied toward a degree in music.

101 Music Appreciation (3:3:0). Introduction to music appreciation through formal and aesthetic principles. The elements of music are examined separately and combined in various musical forms. Can be taken by music majors as a free elective only. f,s,sum

103 Folk and Traditional Music of the World (3:3:0). Study of musical structure and cultural setting of folk music among diverse peoples, with an introduction to traditional art music of India, China, and Japan. Can be taken by music majors as a free elective only.

104 Introduction to 20th-Century Music (3:3:0). Survey of various styles found in 20th-century music. Tonal, atonal, serial, and experimental music. Can be taken by music majors as a free elective only.

105 Music in the United States (3:3:0). Study of music in the United States from colonial times to present. Through interaction with musical examples, the student traces significant African and European influences on emerging style and artistic activity in the United States.

106 Latin American Music (3:3:0). Survey of folk, popular, and artistic music of Latin American countries in a historical setting. Influences of other cultures on the musical life of representative countries. Can be taken by music majors as a free elective only.

107 The Development of Jazz (3:3:0). Historical, analytical, and aural survey of jazz from inception to present day. Looks at trends resulting from synthesis of jazz with other musical idioms. Can be taken by music majors as a free elective only.

113 Sight Singing and Ear Training I (2:3:0). Prerequisites: MUSI 115 and 171, or permission of instructor. The student is taught to sing a line of music without the accompaniment of an instrument. Matching tones, major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, rhythm, treble and bass clefs, rhythmic and melodic dictation. f,s

114 Sight Singing and Ear Training II (2:3:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 113 or permission of instructor. Continuation of MUSI 113. Alto and tenor clefs, modulation, various modes, melodic and harmonic dictation. f,s

115 Theory I (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Student must be able to read music, pass a fundamentals of music test (administered during first week of classes), and have some proficiency on a musical instrument or in voice. Music notation, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, cadences, figured bass. f

116 Theory II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 115 or permission of instructor. First- and second-inversion chords, modulation, nonharmonic tones, figured bass, seventh chords. Analysis of Bach chorales; composition of four-part chorales in 18th-century style. s

171 Keyboard Skills I (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Non-music majors must have permission of instructor. Study of piano keyboard as it is related to various clefs in music. Emphasis on solution of basic stylistic and technical problems. f

172 Keyboard Skills II (1:0:3). Prerequisite: MUSI 171. Non-music majors must have permission of instructor. Study of piano keyboard as it is related to intermediate song and combined in various music forms. s

215 Theory III (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 116 or permission of instructor. Study of four-part chromatic harmony and analysis of 19th-century compositions. f

216 Form and Analysis (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 215 or permission of instructor. Analytical study of the evolution of musical formal structures based primarily upon harmonic and textural principles. s

231 Survey of World Music (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 215 or permission of instructor. Survey of music literature in the four major theoretical systems of the world. Emphasis on influences of non-Western systems on Western music. s

251 The Art of Teaching Music (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to a music major or music minor program. An introduction to and exploration of the various music teaching professions. Philosophical, pedagogical, and practical issues are examined in the context of diverse teaching situations and venues that range from the private studio and public school to community music schools and commercial establishments. Observation of professionals in the field is required.

273 Keyboard Skills III (1:0:3). Prerequisite: MUSI 172. Non-music majors must have permission of instructor. Continuation of MUSI 172. Study of techniques of harmonization at the piano keyboard. f

301 Music in Motion Pictures (3:3:0). Prerequisite: 30 credit hours. An intensive study and analysis of the use of music tracks in motion pictures to introduce the picture, set a scene, create moods, or for musical numbers. From the silent film scores of the 1920s to the present (including electronic music).

302 American Musical Theater (3:3:0). Prerequisite: 30 credit hours. An intensive study of the musical elements in the American musical theater from its European and later African roots to its evolution between the wars into a native form, and its continual assimilation of external influences such as new forms of jazz and rock to the eclectic form of the present day.

319 Class Composition and Arranging (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 114, 216, or permission of instructor. Students write original compositions for specified instruments, voices, or combinations. They then apply compositional principles to the creative arrangement of existing music of various styles. f

325, 326 Performance Seminar for Singers and Accompanists I, II (2:3:0). Prerequisite: Audition. Seminar for vocal performance and piano majors, designed to develop and improve artistic and performance skills through a master class format. Courses emphasize diction, style, song preparation and execution, interpretation, phrasing, and overall stage presence. Each course may be taken three times for credit.

331 Music Literature in History I (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 116 or permission of instructor. A historical survey of music literature from Greek times through the period of Haydn and Mozart, with emphasis on specific musical genres and the composers who developed them. Instruction is conducted by means of lectures, recordings, and video. The learning process is enhanced by reading, listening, writing, and analytical assignments. f

332 Music Literature in History II (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MUSI 215 and 331 or permission of instructor. A historical survey of music literature from Beethoven through the 20th century, with emphasis on specific musical genres and the composers who developed them. Instruction is conducted by means of lectures, recordings, and video. The learning process is enhanced by reading, listening, writing, and analytical assignments. s

351 Keyboard Pedagogy (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MUSI 114, 216, 273, and eight credits in piano, organ, or harpsichord or permission of instructor. Investigation of various methods, theories, techniques, and materials used in teaching of keyboard to children and adults, both in individual and group situations.

352 Vocal Pedagogy and Diction (2:2:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing in applied voice or permission of instructor. Instruction in the teaching of voice for all levels through the study of vocal physiology and pedagogical methods.

353 Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing in instrumental private music instruction or permission of instructor. Instruction in the teaching of instrumental music techniques for all levels through the study of pedagogical methods, standard literature, and musical instruments produced by present-day manufacturers.

361 Class Strings: Violin and Viola (1:0:4). Prerequisite: Admission to the music major program or permission of instructor. Study of techniques of playing and teaching the violin and viola. Survey of instructional materials and bow and instrument selection. Three clock hours per week are spent studying violin and viola. One clock hour per week is spent in Laboratory Ensemble. ay

362 Class Strings: Cello and String Bass (1:0:4). Prerequisite: Admission to the music major program or permission of instructor. Study of techniques of playing and teaching the cello and string bass. Survey of instructional materials and bow and instrument selection. Three clock hours per week are spent studying cello and string bass. One clock hour per week is spent in Laboratory Ensemble. ay

363 Class Woodwinds: Flute and Clarinet (1:0:4). Prerequisite: Admission to the music major program or permission of instructor. Study of techniques of playing and teaching the flute and clarinet. Survey of instructional materials and mouthpiece and instrument selection. Three clock hours per week are spent studying flute and clarinet. One clock hour per week is spent in Laboratory Ensemble. ay

364 Class Woodwinds: Oboe and Bassoon (1:0:4). Prerequisite: Admission to the music major program or permission of instructor. Study of techniques of playing and teaching the oboe and bassoon. Survey of instructional materials, instrument selection, and reed adjustment. Three clock hours per week are spent studying oboe and bassoon. One clock hour per week is spent in Laboratory Ensemble. ay

365 Class Brass (1:0:4). Prerequisite: Admission to the music major program or permission of instructor. Study of techniques of playing and teaching the brass instruments. Survey of instructional materials and mouthpiece and instrument selection. Three clock hours per week are spent studying brass instruments. One clock hour per week is spent in Laboratory Ensemble. ay

366 Class Percussion (1:0:4). Prerequisite: Admission to the music major program or permission of instructor. Study of techniques of playing and teaching the percussion instruments. Survey of instructional materials and instrument selection. Three clock hours per week are spent studying percussion instruments. One clock hour per week is spent in Laboratory Ensemble. ay

367 Class Guitar (1:0:4). Prerequisite: Admission to the music major program or permission of instructor. Study of techniques of playing and teaching the guitar. Survey of instructional materials and instrument selection. Three clock hours per week are spent studying guitar. One clock hour per week is spent in Laboratory Ensemble. ay

368 Class Voice (1:0:4). Prerequisite: Admission to the music major program or permission of instructor. Study of the human voice in artistic singing. Practical application of basic principles is emphasized. Three clock hours per week are spent studying voice. One clock hour per week is spent in Laboratory Ensemble. ay

371, 372 Techniques of Accompanying I, II (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Successful audition on a keyboard instrument for admission to a music degree program, four credits in undergraduate private music instruction on a keyboard instrument, or permission of instructor. The development of accompanying skills through collaboration with solo singers, instrumentalists, and small ensembles. Students perform for each other, observe lecture/demonstrations and performances by professionals, and participate in master classes. Each course may be taken two times for credit. ay

379 Improvisation (1:0:2). Prerequisites: MUSI 114, 216, and 273, or permission of instructor. Application of improvisation techniques used in various periods of music history on the student's major instrument.

380 Wind Ensemble (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Highly selective group of instrumentalists performing works from the wind ensemble repertoire. Public concerts will be given. f,s

381 University Chorale (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Performance of works from the choral repertoire. Public concerts are given. f,s

382 Piano Ensemble (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition and four credits in Private Music Instruction--Piano. Study and performance of original four-hand works for one and two pianos. Public performances. f,s

383 Symphonic Band (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Performance of works from the band repertoire. Public concerts are given. f,s

384 Symphonic Chorus (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Performance of major works from the choral repertoire. Public concerts are given. f,s

385 Chamber Singers (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Discovery, interpretation, and performance of choral music for vocal chamber music ensemble from all historical periods. Emphasis on achieving a high level of artistic performance and on bringing to the university and its surrounding community musical compositions that are not readily accessible in the regular concert repertoire. f,s

387 Symphony Orchestra (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Performance of works from the symphony orchestra repertoire. Public concerts are given. f,s

388 Musical Theater Techniques (1-3:1:2-6). Prerequisite: Audition. Preparation and presentation of works or parts of works from the musical theater repertoire (opera, operetta, musical comedy). Students investigate applicable techniques in lab sessions and rehearsals. A public performance is given. May be taken for credit four times.

389 Jazz Ensemble (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Provides practical experience in various aspects of jazz performance: section work within a large aggregation, combo work, and improvisation. Public concerts are given. f,s

390 Improvisation Ensemble (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. An ensemble experience designed to promote exploration of new sound sources inherent in each instrument voice. Emphasis on group interaction and sensitivity to musical texture, timbre, and tonal resources through aural awareness. Public concerts are given.

391 Conducting I (2:0:3). Prerequisites: MUSI 114, 216, and 273, or permission of instructor. Study of basic techniques of conducting a musical ensemble. f

392 University Gospel Choir (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Provides practical experience in performance of gospel music. Participation in rehearsals, performances, and special presentations is expected. Public concerts are given.

393 Music Administration and Management (2:2:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 116 or permission of instructor. This course prepares the student to address aspects of administration and management of music programs in public and private schools. Various principles and concepts of management styles and planning are investigated. Such topics as curriculum, budget, student recruitment and retention, external relations of the music unit, and legal issues for music educators are covered.

395 Teaching Internship (1-4:0:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 251. An internship with a professional individual or organization in the field of teaching. It provides an introduction to teaching or augments the student's present teaching skills. Students develop individual contracts defining the learning and competencies to be gained from the experience. A maximum of eight internship credits (MUSI 395, 495, 496) can be applied toward a degree.

396 Conducting II (2:0:3). Prerequisite: MUSI 391 or permission of instructor. An advanced conducting course emphasizing techniques for instrumental and choral conducting. Refining gestures, full score analysis and interpretation, rehearsal techniques, and changing meters are included. s

415 Music in Computer Technology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MUSI 319 or permission of instructor. This course gives the student an overview of ways the computer is used in music. Topics include principles of musical instrument digital interface (MIDI); the various kinds of synthesis; acoustics and sound processing; and musical composition using the computer. In addition, the course explores the music resources of the Internet as well as survey current multimedia applications in music history, theory, ear training, improvisation, and notation.

419 Orchestration (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MUSI 114, 216, and 319, or permission of instructor. Principles of combining and balancing instruments in orchestral and chamber contexts. Attention to orchestral terminology and general notation as well as timbre, range, clefs, transposition, special effects, and scoring procedures.

461 The Teaching of General Music in the Elementary and Middle School (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MUSI 114, 216, 273, and acceptance into the music education concentration. Corequisite: MUSI 391. For music majors only. Study of theory, methods, practice, and materials involved in the teaching of general music in the elementary and middle school. Field experience required. f

463 The Teaching of Vocal Music in the Secondary School (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MUSI 114, 216, 273, 391, and acceptance into the music education concentration. For music majors only. Survey of repertoire and methods for teaching high school choral groups, small ensembles, and voice classes. Field experience required. s

464 Instrumental Music Methods I (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MUSI 114, 216, 273, and acceptance into the music education concentration; corequisite: MUSI 391. This course prepares students to successfully plan, organize, and administer a marching band program and jazz ensemble in the secondary public school music curriculum. Students participate in class teaching modules and field experiences in the public schools. f

465 Selected Topics in Music Education (1-3:1-3:0). Prerequisite: 90 hours in a music degree program or permission of instructor. Topics of practical interest to prospective and practicing music educators covering pedagogy, performance, and logistics relating to teaching music in schools, private studios, and communities. May be repeated for credit.

466 Instrumental Music Methods II (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MUSI 114, 216, 273, 391, and acceptance into the music education concentration. This course prepares students to teach instrumental music in elementary, junior high/middle, and secondary schools. The student participates in a variety of teaching modules in class and in Laboratory Ensemble addressing the various teaching roles of instrumental music teachers. Students participate in field observation of music classes in the public schools. s

485 Chamber Ensembles (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Performance of works from the chamber music repertoire. Public performances are given. f,s

492 Selected Topics in Music (1-3:1-3:0). Prerequisite: 90 hours in a music degree program or permission of instructor. Topics of practical interest to music majors in such areas as composition, music history and literature, and performance practices. May be repeated for credit.

495 Internship in Music Education (Student Teaching) (6:0:0). Prerequisite: Completion of all courses required for the B.M. degree with a music education concentration. A full semester of an intensive supervised clinical experience in approved Virginia schools. Experiences in elementary and secondary school settings. A maximum of eight internship credits (MUSI 395, 495, 496) can be applied toward a degree.

496 Internship (3-6:0:0). Prerequisite: Open to music majors with 90 hours. Contact the department one semester before enrollment. Internships are approved work-study programs with specific employers or agencies. Credit is determined by the department. A maximum of eight internship credits (MUSI 395, 495, 496) can be applied toward a degree.

497, 498 Independent Study (1-3:0:0) (1-3:0:0). Prerequisites: Music majors with 90 hours and permission of instructor and department chair. Individual research and study of a selected subject in close consultation with an instructor. A student may choose from the musicological, ethnomusicological, theoretical, compositional, or educational areas of music and produce at least one major written work based on the research.

511 Analytical Techniques (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate in music or permission of instructor. Detailed formal and stylistic examination of music selected from the major style periods. Development of the analytical skills necessary for theoretical study at the graduate level. s

512 Advanced Orchestration (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate in music with a minimum of three hours' study in orchestration or permission of instructor. Intensive study through analysis and arrangement of advanced instrumentation methods. Scoring for large forces. Twentieth-century vocal and instrumental techniques such as multiphonics. Unusual instruments. New methods of notation. Late 20th-century performance practices.

513 Advanced Topics in Music Theory (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate in music or permission of instructor. Intensive study and analysis of music from the theoretical point of view, comparing trends in compositional techniques through various works. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

515 Music in Computer Technology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music or permission of instructor. This course gives the student an overview of ways the computer is used in music. Topics include principles of musical instrument digital interface (MIDI); the various kinds of synthesis; acoustics and sound processing; and musical composition using the computer. In addition, the course explores the music resources of the Internet as well as survey current multimedia applications in music history, theory, ear training, improvisation, and notation.

525, 526 Performance Seminar for Singers and Accompanists I, II (2:3:0). Prerequisite: Audition. Seminar for vocal performance and accompanying/piano majors designed to develop and improve artistic and performance skills through a master class format. Course emphasizes diction, style, song preparation and execution, interpretation, phrasing, and overall stage presence. Each course may be repeated once for credit.

531 Advanced Topics in Music History and Literature (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate in music or permission of instructor. Thorough examination of a specific musical style, genre, composer, compositional school, or historical development. Primary and secondary source materials studied in historical and/or analytical contexts. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

552 Vocal Pedagogy and Diction (2:2:0). Prerequisite: Graduate status in applied voice or permission of instructor. Instruction in the teaching of voice for all levels through the study of vocal physiology and pedagogical methods.

553 Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music or permission of instructor. Instruction in the teaching of instrumental music techniques for all levels through the study of pedagogical methods, standard literature, and musical instruments produced by present-day manufacturers.

561 Advanced Topics in Music Education (1-6:1-6:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music or permission of instructor. Intensive examination of specific areas of concern to music educators engaged in teaching vocal, instrumental, and general music at all levels or functioning as private studio teachers. Individual research, group discussions, and participation in related activities. May be repeated for credit.

562 The Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music or permission of instructor. Study of the learner's musical behaviors (affective, cognitive, and psychomotor) in an effort to devise an empirically based teaching method founded on learning principles.

571, 572 Techniques of Accompanying I, II (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Admission to graduate-level private music instruction in a keyboard instrument or permission of instructor. The development of accompanying skills through collaboration with solo singers, instrumentalists, and small ensembles. Students perform for each other, observe lecture/demonstrations and performances by professionals, and participate in master classes. Each course may be taken two times for credit. ay

580 Wind Ensemble (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Highly selective group of instrumentalists performing works from the wind ensemble repertoire. Public concerts are given. May be taken four times for credit. f,s

581 Graduate Choral Ensembles (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Performance of works from the choral repertoire. Public concerts are given. May be taken four times for credit. f,s

583 Symphonic Band (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Performance of works from the band repertoire. Public concerts are given. May be taken four times for credit. f,s

585 Chamber Ensembles (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Performance of works from the chamber music repertoire. Public performances are given. May be taken four times for credit. f,s

587 Symphony Orchestra (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Performance of works from the symphony orchestra repertoire. Public concerts are given. May be taken four times for credit. f,s

589 Jazz Ensemble (1:0:3). Prerequisite: Audition. Provides practical experience in various aspects of jazz performance. Participation in section rehearsals and small and large jazz groups. Jazz improvisation is expected. Public concerts are given. May be taken four times for credit. f,s

592 Advanced Topics in Music (1-6:1-6:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music or permission of instructor. Intensive study of specific areas of concern to musicians engaged in performance, composition, and conducting. Individual research, group discussions, and participation in related activities. May be repeated for credit.

597 Advanced Topics in Conducting (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music with a minimum of two semesters of study in conducting or permission of instructor. Intensive study of an advanced topic in conducting chosen according to interests of students and instructor from such topics as the following: choral music performance techniques and score preparation, wind ensemble performance techniques and score preparation, orchestral performance techniques and score preparation, performance practices in choral music before 1750, rhythmic analysis as a guide to score interpretation in music of all periods. Maximum of six credits may be earned.

662 Introduction to Research in Music (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music or permission of instructor. Development of skills, attitudes, and understanding necessary in doing and reporting research in music, including philosophical bases, scope and organization, stylistic practices in writing research reports, the study of materials and resources in music and music education, and the proper use of library and other research services. f

663 Aesthetics of Music Education (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music or permission of instructor. Study of the philosophical foundations of contemporary music education, as well as a critical examination of music programs and activities in aesthetic education and efforts by the music education establishment to enhance them.

684 Graduate Lecture-Recital (1-3:0:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music and permission of the department chair. Corequisite: Graduate Private Music Instruction at the three-credit level. A combination of musical performance and scholarly presentation on a well-defined topic. A public presentation is required. Preparation of the program is directed by a member of the full-time music faculty in consultation with the student's private music instructor. May be taken for a maximum of six credits.

688 Advanced Musical Theater Techniques (1-3:1:2-6). Prerequisite: Audition. Preparation and presentation of works or parts of works from the musical theater repertoire (opera, operetta, musical comedy). One hour of lecture per week (for each credit pursued) and two hours of practicum per week. Students investigate applicable techniques through topically organized lectures and assignments and in goal-oriented practicum sessions and rehearsals. Public performances are given.

699 Independent Study (1-3:0:0). Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree in music and permission of the department chair. Individual research and study in one of the areas of concentration available in the Master of Arts degree with a major in music. May be taken for a maximum of six credits.

724 Graduate Recital (1:0:0). Prerequisite: At least three credits in Graduate Private Music Instruction in the area of concentration at the three-credit level. Corequisite: Enrollment in Graduate Private Music Instruction in the area of concentration at the three-credit level. A public performance in the area of concentration.

799 Thesis (1-6:0:0). Prerequisites: At least 12 hours of graduate study (including MUSI 511) and approval of the thesis topic. Students in the music education concentration must also have taken MUSI 562 and have successfully passed the comprehensive exit examination. Supervised research on an approved thesis topic.

800 Studies for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (variable credit). Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program to study in music. Program of studies designed by the student's discipline director and approved by the student's doctoral committee that brings the student to participate in the research, performing, or creative activity of the discipline director and results in a paper reporting the original contributions of the student. Enrollment may be repeated.


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