Fall 2020 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSC 001 - 01 Student Convocation Hour - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44189 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

The student convocation hour is for all music majors regardless of specialization. This course meets three times per semester for each semester of enrollment and gives the community of learners performance opportunities, lectures/ discussions on topics applicable to all music concentrations; and lecture/discussions on topics specific to each music concentration.

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MUSC 101 - 01 Piano Skills I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1045

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1045

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44493 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading , score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, and making practical applications of music theory. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 (concurrent registration preferred)

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 101 - 02 Piano Skills I - T - R - - - 1050 - 1140

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1050 - 1140

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44996 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading , score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, and making practical applications of music theory. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 (concurrent registration preferred)

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 113 - 01 Music Theory & Aural Skills I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

44116 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Shersten R. Johnson

This course, designed for those intending to major or minor in music, covers basic materials and structures of music, approached through analysis and experience. This course is the first of a four-semester sequence that integrates sight- singing and ear training with the analysis of harmony, form and contrapuntal procedures from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Assignments include the development of compositional and arranging skills. Lecture plus 90 minutes laboratory per week. Offered fall semester.

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MUSC 113 - 51 Music Theory I - Lab - T - R - - - 0955 - 1045

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1045

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44404 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Michael Zocchi

This course, designed for those intending to major or minor in music, covers basic materials and structures of music, approached through analysis and experience. This course is the first of a four-semester sequence that integrates sight- singing and ear training with the analysis of harmony, form and contrapuntal procedures from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Assignments include the development of compositional and arranging skills. Lecture plus 90 minutes laboratory per week. Offered fall semester.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 113 - 52 Music Theory I - Lab - T - R - - - 1050 - 1140

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1050 - 1140

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44659 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Michael Zocchi

This course, designed for those intending to major or minor in music, covers basic materials and structures of music, approached through analysis and experience. This course is the first of a four-semester sequence that integrates sight- singing and ear training with the analysis of harmony, form and contrapuntal procedures from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Assignments include the development of compositional and arranging skills. Lecture plus 90 minutes laboratory per week. Offered fall semester.

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MUSC 115 - 01 Mus & Culture: Bach to Rock - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44008 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Vanessa Cornett-Murtada

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 115 - 02 Mus & Culture: Music & Meaning - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

44161 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bruce P. Gleason

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 115 - L03 Mus & Culture: Chant to Hiphop - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44166 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 130 - L01 Introduction to World Music M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

45671 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

This course studies the phenomenon of music as an activity in people's lives. Students will be guided to think critically about music employing a multicultural perspective. Models will be presented to provide a context in which music serves as part of larger social ritual. The music of selected cultures such as Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Native American and American popular music in addition to European classical music will be covered. Designed for the non-major.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 133 - W01 Music of the US: Aural & Writt - T - R - - - 1530 - 1700 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1530 - 1700

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

46719 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

This course focuses on the study of U.S. music within its cultural context. The course, with its emphasis on listening analysis, and vocabulary development will contain 1) music of aural traditions to include jazz, popular, and ethnic music and 2) music of written traditions to include art music and jazz. Prerequisite: Music majors or permission of instructor

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MUSC 140 - 01 Music Media - - - R - - - 1715 - 1915 BEC LL25

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1915

Location:

BEC LL25

Course Registration Number:

44776 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Brian J. Casey

This course will serve to introduce first semester freshman music majors to software, hardware, techniques and issues surrounding digital music media. Learners will engage in the retrieval, generation, and distribution of musical notation, digital recordings, and MIDI sequences.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 140 - 02 Music Media - T - - - - - 1715 - 1915 BEC LL25

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1915

Location:

BEC LL25

Course Registration Number:

46281 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Brian J. Casey

This course will serve to introduce first semester freshman music majors to software, hardware, techniques and issues surrounding digital music media. Learners will engage in the retrieval, generation, and distribution of musical notation, digital recordings, and MIDI sequences.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 160 - L01 Introduction to Music Business M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44308 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Steven R. Finckle

This course provides an overview of the music industry, exploring and examining aspects of technology, economics, industry structures, marketing, audiences, and artistic innovations and trends. Students will begin exploring personal career interests.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 162 - W01 Roots of Blues, Rock, Country M - W - - - - 1530 - 1700 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1530 - 1700

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

44324 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Bruce P. Gleason

This course traces the development of American popular music from its roots through multiple genres such as minstrelsy, jazz, big band, swing, crooning, jump blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, country, western, folk/protest, and rock 'n' roll, concluding with the British Invasion. Popular music development is critically examined through four interrelated driving forces: identity (ethnicity, gender, culture, generation), centers vs. peripheries (the established vs. the innovative ), technology (impact on musical performance and listening), and business/law (commercial competition and development). Multimedia presentations include extensive audio and video support. Designed for the Popular Music minor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 201 - 01 Piano Skills III - T - R - - - 0800 - 0850

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0850

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44495 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1

Instructor:

Suzanne M. Schons

This course teaches the keyboard skills required for music majors whose principal instrument is not piano. It includes training in basic keyboard technique, sight reading, score reading, accompanying, transposing, playing by ear, harmonizing melodies, making practical applications of music theory, and the development of other skills studied in Piano Skills II. Prerequisites: MUSC 102, and MUSC 213 (concurrent registration preferred).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 213 - 01 Music Theory & Aural Skill III M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 BEC 111

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

44160 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Joshua C. Bauder

Continuation of MUSC 114. Offered in fall semester. Prerequisites: MUSC 114 or successful placement exam.

Schedule Details

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MUSC 213 - 51 Music Theory III - Lab - T - R - - - 0855 - 0945

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0855 - 0945

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44405 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Michael Zocchi

Continuation of MUSC 114. Offered in fall semester. Prerequisites: MUSC 114 or successful placement exam.

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MUSC 216 - W01 USA Jazz: From Duke to Drake - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44009 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

The origins and history of jazz in the United States. Various phases in the development of jazz style are discussed. Blues, ragtime, Dixieland, swing, bop, cool jazz, fusion, as well as other recent developments in jazz performances are investigated. An essential part of the course is the analysis and evaluation of recorded performances by outstanding jazz musicians. Designed for non-majors as well as an elective for music majors interested in jazz. Offered fall semester.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 354 - 01 Adv Conducting: Instrumental - - - R - - - 1815 - 2015 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1815 - 2015

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

46720 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Douglas C. Orzolek

Advanced Conducting and Materials: Instrumental Concentration : Continuation of Introduction to Conducting I and II. Study of advanced conducting patterns and refined expressive gestures. Survey of orchestral and band literature and in-depth study of selected pieces. Rehearsal planning, rehearsal techniques, and classroom management. Offered fall semester of even years. Prerequisites: MUSC 231.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 355 - 01 Adv Conducting: Vocal M - - - - - - 1715 - 1855 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1855

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

46721 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Albert Pinsonneault

Continuation of Introduction to Conducting I and II. Study of advanced conducting patterns and refined expressive gestures. Survey of choral literature and in-depth study of selected pieces. Rehearsal planning, rehearsal techniques, and classroom management. Offered fall semester of even years. Prerequisites: MUSC 231

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MUSC 420 - 01 Senior Research Paper - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

45007 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Sarah C. Schmalenberger

This course allows music students to demonstrate research and writing skills by utilizing standard music resources (Music Index, RILM, Grove, Baker's, etc.). The paper may contain theoretical analysis, and/or it may be connected to the student's performance area or degree focus. Prerequisite: MUSC 412

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MUSC 495 - 01 Individual Study - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47653 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

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J-Term 2021 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSC 115 - L01 Music&Culture:Chant to Hiphop - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10385 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 170 - W01 Film Music: LA to Gaming - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10427 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

Film is a form of communication that can be analyzed in terms of its images, as a historical record, and as a critical statement of the audience for which it is intended. Film music is a discreet yet complementary component used in some way and to some degree by nearly every filmmaker throughout history. Through readings, class discussion, and extensive directed viewing of movies, this course will provide a framework for analyzing the images and the sounds of films throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will prepare and deliver oral presentations analyzing the images and sounds of select films.

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MUSC 295 - L01 Listening Beyond Oneself - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10622 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Staff

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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