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Department of Music Course Offerings

  • MUSC 001: Temp:Chamber Singers&Spectrum

    Credits: 0

  • MUSC 002: Temp:Festival Chorus

    Credits: 0

  • MUSC 003: Temp:Symphony Orch & Wind Ens

    Credits: 0

  • MUSC 004: Temp:Percussion Ensemble

    Credits: 0

  • MUSC 005: Temp:Jazz Ensemble I & II

    Credits: 0

  • MUSC 006: Temp:String Band

    Credits: 0

  • MUSC 100: F/Understanding Music:

    The general subtitles offered under the heading Understanding Music" will share a common aim of developing perceptive listening and basic analytical skills through exposure to a specific body of music literature, delineated either by style (e.g., jazz or rock) or topic (e.g., The Romantic Spirit, Film Music or a survey of Musical Styles). Each course will begin with an introduction to the musical elements, branching out to consider how these elements function with the specific musical repertory. It will be equally important to consider the role the music, in turn, plays within the ideological, cultural, and political contexts of its time. Attendance at musical performances will be required. "
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 105: F/Popular Music in America

    An examination of the significant trends and the major figures of American popular music from the eighteenth century to the present. The course will cover vocal and instrumental traditions from the British legacy of the eighteenth century, through the home, stage, and ballroom music of the nineteenth century, to the rise of Tin Pan Alley and Rock and Roll in the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed not only on the composers, performers, and the music itself, but also on the social and cultural forces as they have related to America's popular traditions. Offered every spring
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 110: F/Basic Musicianship

    An introduction to reading and writing musical notation, identifying elementary musical patterns by ear, and performing basic rhythms, melodies and chords through singing and piano playing. This course is not available to students who previously have received credit for MUSC 210.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 120: F/Intro to Music History

    An introduction to the history of music from its beginnings in Western culture to the present. Designed for the non-music major with little musical background, the course provides an overview of major composers, trends, and types of music in relationship to the political, economic, and cultural conditions of various historical periods. This course is not available to students who previously have received credit for MUSC 226 and/or MUSC 227. (Attendance at musical performances will be required.) Offered every fall
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 123: F/M/Music of World's Peoples

    An introduction to the great diversity of music throughout the world. The course will examine the historical backgrounds, social functions, and general technical characteristics of music and musical instruments in Africa, native America, Asia, and Europe. Class members will have opportunities to participate actively in musical traditions being studied. (Attendance at representative musical performances will be required.)
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 139: Piano A

    A beginning course in class piano aimed at building a strong foundation of keyboard skills for the purposes of melody harmonization, improvisation, transposition, and sight- reading. This course will also reinforce music theoretical concepts presented in Music A, as well as address standard keyboard repertoire and technical exercises that are appropriate for each student?s level of study. Prerequisites: Fluency in reading notes in at least one clef and standard music rhythms, and Permission of Instructor. Credits: 1(0-2)
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 140: Piano B

    A continuation of MUSC 139, instruction in piano designed for students in their second semester of study. Prerequisites: MUSC 139 and permission of the instructor. Credits: 1(0-2).
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 141: Voice for the General Student

    Instruction in voice designed for students who have had little or no previous voice training. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: permission of the instructor
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 142: Woodwinds for General Student

    Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, or bassoon intended for the student with a level of technical competence sufficient for admission to a MUSC 165 instrumental organization. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 143: Brass for the General Student

    Instruction in trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, or tuba intended for the student with a level of technical competence sufficient for admission to a MUSC 165 instrumental organization. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 144: Strings for General Student

    Instruction in violin, viola, cello, or double-bass intended for the student with a level of technical competence sufficient for admission to a MUSC 165 instrumental organization. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 145: Percussion for General Student

    Instruction in the various percussion instruments intended for the student with a level of technical competence sufficient for admission to a MUSC 165 instrumental organization. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 150: Piano for Performance Option

    Instruction in piano designed for those admitted to the Performance Option-Piano. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 151: Voice for Performance Option

    Instruction in voice designed for those admitted to the Performance Option-Voice. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 152: Woodwinds for Performance Optn

    Instruction in selected woodwind instruments designed for those admitted to the Performance Option-Woodwind. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 153: Brass for Performance Option

    Instruction in selected brass instruments designed for those admitted to the Performance Option-Brass. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 154: Strings for Performance Option

    Instruction in selected string instruments designed for those admitted to the Performance Option-String. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 155: Percussion for Performance Opt

    Instruction in selected percussion instruments designed for those admitted to the Performance Option-Percussion. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 160: Choral Organizations

    Each of the choruses provides the student with the opportunity to perform a broad variety of musical literature appropriate for that particular ensemble. Special emphasis is placed on the development of good choral technique and vocal production, musical sensitivity, and excellence in performance. The regular rehearsal schedule of each ensemble, which is printed in the Master Schedule of classes for any given semester, is supplemented by required attendance at extra rehearsals and performances on and off campus listed in the calendar accompanying the syllabus for any given semester. Choruses, offered when demand is sufficient, include Chamber Singers, Spectrum, Men's Chorus, and Festival Chorus. Admission is by permission of instructor following audition (audition times for any given ensemble are given in the Master Schedule of classes); special registration procedures are handled by the music department.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 165: Instrumental Organizations

    The instrumental organizations emphasize the development of musicianship and an expanding knowledge of musical literature. Each organization meets for an average of three hours' rehearsal every week. Opportunities are provided for all groups to perform on and off campus throughout the year. Instrumental groups, offered when demand is sufficient, include Symphony, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, String Band, and Wind Ensemble. Admission is by permission of instructor following audition (audition times for any given ensemble are given in the Master Schedule of classes); special registration procedures are handled by the music department. (May be repeated for credit. A maximum of eight semester hours of MUSC 160 and MUSC 165 combined, may be applied to a degree.)
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 175: American Folk Guitar I

    An intensive semester designed to provide the student with traditional techniques of accompanying folk songs on the six-string guitar. Instruction is adapted to beginners, and no previous experience is necessary. Graded on a S/U basis.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 182: Musicianship I for Musc Thea

    This course is designed for musical theatre students to develop written musicianship and practical sight-singing/ear training skills, and a heightened musical awareness of self and others. The course will focus on parameters of rhythm-to develop a strong sense of pulse, rhythmic underpinning, clear subdivisions-and pitch-to develop inner hearing and pitch memory-and to maintain a certain relaxed focus in all written and performed solo and ensemble work. Credit(s): 3 (3-0) Offered every Fall.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 183: Musicianship II for MuscThea

    This course is designed for musical theatre students to develop written musicianship and practical sight-singing/ear training skills, and a heightened musical awareness of self and others. The course will focus on parameters of rhythm-to develop a strong sense of pulse, rhythmic underpinning, clear subdivisions-and pitch-to develop inner hearing and pitch memory-and to maintain a certain relaxed focus in all written and performed solo and ensemble work. Pre-requisite: MUSC 182. Credit(s): 3 (3-0) Offered every Spring.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 188: Experimental:

    Credits: 0-4

  • MUSC 189: Elements & Musicianship I

    An introduction to musical rudiments through practical musicianship. Rudiments including scales, keys, chord construction, meter and rhythm, and cadential patterns are addressed through exercises in solfège, aural skills, keyboard accompaniment, and basic music writing. Prospective music majors should take MUSC 139 in the same semester as MUSC 189. Prerequisites: An ability to read music fluently. Credits: 3(3-0) Offered every fall.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 190: Elements & Musicianship II

    A continuation of Music 189, a practical introduction to the study of the elements of diatonic harmony. Topics including cadences, sequences, and modulation are addressed through exercises in solfège, aural skills, keyboard accompaniment, and basic music writing. Prospective music majors should take MUSC 140 in the same semester as MUSC 190. Prerequisites: MUSC 189. Credits: 3(3-0) Offered every spring
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 199: Directed Study

    Credits: 1-6

  • MUSC 200: Music, Ideas & Culture

    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 201: Musical Theatre Dance

    Basic principles and movement techniques of musical theatre dance. Participation at musical theatre spotlight, reading and writing assignments, and video evaluation will be required. Musical Theatre majors may repeat this course for credit, but it may count only once as a dance requirement. Offered every semester.
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 213: Musicianship Practicum

    A practical study of musicianship emphasizing keyboard harmony, figured bass, composition, improvisation, and intermediate solfège and aural skills. Prospective music majors should take MUSC 213 in the same semester as MUSC 236. Prerequisites: MUSC 140 and 190. Offered every fall
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 222: F/Stage Musicals

    An examination of basic principles of dramatic construction that more or less determine ways in which stories may be presented through various mixtures of narrative prose, lyric poetry, music, dance, and scenery. Aristotle's principles of tragic drama form the foundation of that examination for purposes of artistic analysis and criticism. Examples of stage musicals that exhibit a variety of formal origins and presentational styles will be drawn from the repertory available in video format. Attendance at representative performances will be required. Offered every spring
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 226: F/Music in Western Civ to 1750

    A study of music in the history of Western civilization to 1750. Emphasis is placed not only upon the evolutional development of music as an art but also upon its relationship to the political, economic, and cultural conditions of the various historical periods. (Attendance at musical performances may be required.) Prerequisites: MUSC 110 or MUSC 189 or an equivalent background in music theory. Offered every fall
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 227: F/Music-Western Civ Since 1750

    A study of music in the history of Western civilization from 1750 to the present, considered within the context of the political, social, and cultural conditions of the various historical periods. Emphasis will be placed not only on stylistic developments within the field of music, but also on interrelationships between music, art, and literature. Listening to, analyzing, and discussing representative compositions will be central to the course. (Attendance at musical performances will be required.) Prerequisites: MUSC 226 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 232: F/Folk Music in America

    A survey of folk music and related folklore in the United States and Canada. Explores the historical development of traditional song types and styles, instrumental folk music, and folk instruments. The main emphasis is on folk music in the Anglo-American and African-American traditions. Other population groups (e.g., French, Hispanic, German, Slavic and Asian-American) are studied for their influences on this music and for their current importance in an overall view of American folk music. (Attendance at representative musical performances will be required.) Offered fall, odd years
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 233: Intro to Ethnomusicology

    An overview of the study of world music. The course will study musical traditions in light of distinctive technical characteristics; social and political roles; and local, national and international transmission and identity, both historically and as they are practiced to the present. Course requirements will call on students to engage in individual fieldwork and notate musical transcriptions. Prerequisite: MUSC 189. Offered every spring
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 236: Music Analy I:AnalyMod-MusForm

    An examination of recent theories of classical form as well as a consideration of broader problems of musical form in post-classical repertories. Course includes short readings from the scholarly literature and analysis assignments, as well as a unit on how to write an analysis paper. Prerequisite: MUSC 190. Credits 3(3-0) Offered every fall
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 237: MusAnaly II:AnalyMod-Har&Chrom

    An examination of analytical models of harmony and chromaticism. Topics may include: functional, linear, dualistic, or transformational models of harmony and chromaticism; relationship of chromaticism to functional tonality; enharmonicism; comparisons of early and late 19th-century harmonic practice; the relationship of harmony and chromaticism to musical form and formal rhetoric. Short readings from the scholarly literature as well as a unit on writing a music analysis paper. Prerequisite: MUSC 236. Offered every spring
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 240: Piano

    A continuation of MUSC l40. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC l40 or their equivalent and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 241: Voice for the General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 141. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 141 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 160 choral organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 242: Woodwinds for General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 142. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 142 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 243: Brass for the General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 143. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 143 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 244: Strings for General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 144. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 144 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 245: Percussion for General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 145. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 145 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 250: Piano for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 150. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 150 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 251: Voice for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 151. (May be repeated once for credit.) Two semester of MUSC 151 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 252: Woodwinds for Performance Opt

    A continuation of MUSC 152. (May be repeated once for credit.) Two semester of MUSC 152 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 253: Brass for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 153. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semester of MUSC 153 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 254: Strings for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 154. (May be repeated once for credit.) Two semester of MUSC 154 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 255: Percussion for Performance Opt

    A continuation of MUSC 155. (May be repeated once for credit.) Two semester of MUSC 155 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 256: Harmony I:Consonant Harmony

    A detailed practical study of classical harmony and part writing in both keyboard and vocal polyphonic styles through the use of partimenti and related materials. The first semester of the harmony course covers topics in consonant harmony, including cadences, sequences, simple modulations, and simple broderie. Continued emphasis on the development of aural skills from MUSC 190. Required for all students interested in the department's music education option as well as those interested in further study in conducting and composition, as well as those intending to pursue graduate study. Prerequisite: MUSC 190 and MUSC 240. MUSC 240 may be taken as a co-requisite. Credits 3(3-0) Offered every fall.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 257: Harmony II:Dissonant Harmony

    A continuation of MUSC 256, a detailed practical study of classical harmony and part writing in both keyboard and vocal polyphonic styles using partimenti and related materials. Topics include dissonant harmony, chromatic modulation, altered chords, pedals and complex broderie. Prerequisite: MUSC 256. Corequisite: A second semester of MUSC 240. Credits 3(3-0). Offered every spring.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 265: Chamber Music Ensemble

    Small ensembles, such as piano trio, string quartet, wind quintet, or brass sextet, for advanced instrumentalists. (May be repeated for credit.) Admission by permission of instructor.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 271: F/Musical Theatre Production

    Provides students with a practical study of a selected musical through rehearsal and public performance. Emphasis is placed upon stage diction, dramaturgy, song and role interpretation, stage movement and vocal techniques, technical design and crew work. May be repeated for credit each semester of study. Admission is by permission of instructor following audition/interview; special registration procedures are handled by the music department.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 275: American Folk Guitar II

    This course is designed to provide the student with traditional techniques for accompanying folk songs and an introduction to playing folk-derived instrumental solos. Prerequisites: MUSC 175 American Folk Guitar I or fluency in the basic first position chords.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 280: Musc Thea Perf I:Foundations

    This course is designed for potential musical theatre artists to integrate functional musical and dramatic skills in a musical theatre performance setting. Emphasis will include basic performance techniques, an introduction to portfolio creation, the development of analytic and interpretive abilities through solo songs, the discovery and process of the singer-actor, and the introduction of duet repertoire. This course may repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: one semester voice class or voice lessons (MUSC 141, 151, 241, 251, 341, 351) and permission of instructor. Offered every fall
    Credits: 0-3

  • MUSC 288: Experimental:

    Credits: 0-4

  • MUSC 291: F/Music & Ideas:

    Each of the subtitles offered under Music and Ideas will present a focused study of the musical works of a single composer or closely allied network of composers, putting them in context with artistic, literary, economic, social, and political trends and movements of their era. Readings will include biographical and autobiographical writings regarding the individuals being studied, as well as period and contemporary scholarly and popular commentary. Attendance at musical performances will be required. Offered every year.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 299: Directed Study

    Credits: 1-6

  • MUSC 306: Counterpoint I

    A first-semester course in writing in vocal polyphonic styles taking a species approach. Topics include three- and four-part counterpoint, and imitative and invertible counterpoint. Students will be responsible for weekly contrapuntal assignments as well as a series of short compositions. Prerequisite: MUSC 256. Credits 3(3-0) Offered fall odd years.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 307: Counterpoint II

    A second-semester course in counterpoint examining tonal, contrapuntal forms and genres, including canons, inventions, and fugues. Students will be responsible for weekly contrapuntal assignments as well as a series of short compositions. Prerequisite: MUSC 306. Offered every semester
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 311: Twentieth Century Music

    An examination of twentieth-century music from a historical and analytical perspective. Topics include impressionism, twentieth-century tonal practice, jazz harmony, atonality, pitch-class sets, serialism, and minimalism. Prerequisites: MUSC 237. Offered every fall.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 315: Theory,Criticism&ModesofAnaly

    This course is an examination of particular theoretical approaches and analytical models. Topics may include formal analytical models, aesthetic theory, sound studies, theories of voice, theories of music history, music and critical theory, and others. Significant emphasis placed on research and writing and engaging theoretical, scholarly literature. Strongly recommended for all students in the Musicology/HTCC program. Prerequisites: MUSC 213 Credits 3(3-0). Offered regularly though not on a rotating basis.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 317: Orchestration

    Instruments and their usages in various kinds of ensembles. Emphasis is upon the development of practical skills, such as scoring and arranging, score and part preparation and score reading. Prerequisites: MUSC 190. Not offered on a regular basis
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 331: Studies in Keyboard Lit:

    A seminar focusing on repertoire composed for the keyboard, delimited by the subtitle in a given semester (e.g., The History of Keyboard Literature, Keyboard Literature of the Classical Period, Twentieth-Century Keyboard Literature, The Keyboard as Chamber Instrument), and considered within the musical and cultural context of its day. Emphasis is on developments in musical style, performance practice, and instrument construction, as well as significant composers, celebrated performers, and contrasting analytical/performing interpretations. Activities central to the course include listening to, analyzing and discussing representative compositions. Attendance at specific musical performances is required. (May be taken two times under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: MUSC 227 or permission of instructor. Offered fall, even years
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 333: Studies in Vocal Lit:

    A seminar focusing on repertoire composed for the voice, delimited by the subtitle in a given semester (e.g., The History of Opera, Mozart's Operas, The Operas of Verdi and Wagner, The History of Art Song), and considered within the musical and cultural context of its day. Emphasis is on developments in musical style and performance practice, as well as significant composers, celebrated singers, analytical/performing interpretations, and the relationships between text and music, voice andinstrument, as relevant. Activities central to the course include listening to, viewing, analyzing and discussing representative compositions. Attendance at specific musical performances is required. (May be taken two times under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: MUSC 227. Offered spring, odd years
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 334: Music and Film:

    This course introduces students to theories and histories of the intersection of music, sound, and the moving image. Over the course of the semester, students will watch assigned films, read relative primary and secondary materials, and develop projects incorporating lessons and techniques discussed in class. Possible topics include the history of Hollywood film music, silent film sound, music and cross-marketing, television film music and sound, European cinema sound, video game music, as well as composer, director, or genre-specific topics. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisite: MUSC 227; Credits 3(3-0); Offered regularly though not on a rotating basis.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 335: Studies in Instrumental Lit:

    A seminar focusing on repertoire composed for instruments, delimited by the subtitle in a given semester (e.g., The History of the Symphony, The History of Chamber Music, Beethoven's Symphonies, The Post-Wagnerian Symphony, The String Quartet), and considered within the musical and cultural context of its day. Emphasis is on developments in musical style, performance practice, and instrument construction, as well as significant composers, celebrated conductors/performers, and analytical/performing interpretations. Activities central to the course include listening to, analyzing and discussing representative compositions. Attendance at specific musical performances is required. (May be taken two times under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: MUSC 227. Offered fall, odd years
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 336: Music, Gender & Sexuality:

    A consideration of the relationships between musical practices, styles, and genres to notions of gender and sexuality. Offered under rotating subtitles, topics may include gender and musical genre; music, modernism, and sexuality; opera and queer theory/opera and feminist criticism; and gender, sexuality and musical media. In addition to Musicological approaches to gender and sexuality studies, this course will also examine foundational texts in feminist theory, queer theory, as well as histories of gender and sexuality by authors such as Foucault, Butler, Sedgwick, and others. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisite: MUSC 227; Credits 3(3-0). Offered regularly though not on a rotating basis.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 337: Music, Race & Ethnicity:

    An examination of the relationship between historical, cultural, and political contexts, notions of race and ethnicity, and resulting artistic production. Students will engage with popular music, jazz, fusion, as well as classical genres. They will analyze works drawing from a variety of disciplines including critical theory and music analysis in order to understand the cultural work music and musical activities do in social contexts. Possible topics include critical theories of race and musical production, the history of hip-hop, music in immigrant communities, the history of jazz, and a survey course on theories of race, politics, and music by African Americans. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisites: MUSC 227 or MUSC 232 or MUSC 233; Credits 3(3-0). Offered regularly though not on a rotating basis.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 338: Folk Music in New York State

    An ethnomusicological study of folk music and selected ethnic, popular, and classical traditions in New York State. The course will examine both historical and present day examples and will emphasize the extraordinary variety of musical traditions found within the state. Attendance at off-campus musical events and individual fieldwork will be required. Prerequisites: MUSC 190. Offered in fall, even years, not on a regular basis
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 339: Folk & Popular Music Studies:

    An examination of various styles and genres of popular and folk music in specific historical, cultural, aesthetic, and political contexts. This course will also examine basic theoretical texts in the field of popular music studies. Topics to be considered may include notions of high and low art, popular music and identity construction, geographies of popular music, the politics of folk and popular music, and musical folklore. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisites: MUSC 227 or 232 or 233; Credits 3(3-0); Offered regularly though not on a rotating basis.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 340: Piano

    A continuation of MUSC 240. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: a minimum of two semesters of MUSC 240 or their equivalent and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 341: Voice for the General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 241. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC 241 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 160 choral organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 342: Woodwinds for General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 242. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 242 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 choral organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 343: Brass for the General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 243. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 243 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 344: Strings for General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 244. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC 244 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 345: Percussion for General Student

    A continuation of MUSC 245. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 245 and permission of instructor. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a MUSC 165 instrumental organization.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 346: Harmony & Improvisation I

    This course is an introductory study of jazz improvisation and the fundamental elements necessary to develop musical ideas in the jazz idiom. Topics will include the study of form, common patterns, vocabulary and style analysis. Techniques will include transcription, practical application, sight singing and the development of original solo ideas. Principles to be covered will include melodic and harmonic analysis, phrase construction, ear training and solo development. Prerequisite: MUSC 213. Offered every spring
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 347: Harmony & Improvisation II

    A continuation of MUSC 346, this course is an in-depth study of jazz improvisation and the fundamental elements necessary to develop musical ideas in the jazz idiom. Topics will include the study of form, common patterns, vocabulary and style analysis. Techniques will include transcription, practical application, sight singing and the development of original solo ideas. Principles to be covered will include melodic and harmonic analysis, phrase construction, ear training and solo development. Prerequisite: MUSC 346. Offered every fall
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 350: Piano for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 250. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC 250 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 351: Voice for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 25l. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC 25l and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 352: Woodwinds for Performance Opt

    A continuation of MUSC 252. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 252 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 353: Brass for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 253. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 253 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 354: Strings for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 254. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 254 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 355: Percussion for Performance Opt

    A continuation of MUSC 255. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: Two semesters of MUSC 255 and permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 356: Composition I

    An introductory study of contemporary diatonic and chromatic practice from a practical, compositional perspective, intended to familiarize students with basic techniques for extended tonal as well as post-tonal composition including use of extended harmonies, modern dissonance treatment, non-functional chromaticism, modality parallelism, use of whole tone scales, pentatonicism and octatonicism, quartal and quintal harmonies, and atonal/free chromatic counterpoint. Emphasis is placed on choral writing and small instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Credits 2(2-0) Offered every spring.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 357: Composition II

    Individualized study of contemporary composition techniques, a continuation of MUSC 356. Prerequisite: MUSC 356. Offered every semester
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 359: Junior Recital

    Required of all music majors in the music performance option, to be taken in the junior year in preparation for a 30-minute recital of representative works studied, selected in consultation with the studio teacher, demonstrating knowledge of varied musical styles as well as professional standards of technique, musicality, and interpretation. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Credits 1(0-3)
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 365: Conducting I

    An introduction to the conductor?s art. Training in the basic patterns and gestures of conducting; special exercises in aural development; score reading and analytical skills for score study; rehearsal techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon choral literature and vocal development. (Attendance at musical performances will be required.) Prerequisites: MUSC 256 and two semesters of MUSC 160 or 165. Credits: 3(3-0) Offered in fall, odd years, when demand is sufficient.
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 366: Conducting II

    A continuation of Conducting I with an emphasis on orchestral and wind ensemble conducting techniques, repertory, sight reading and score reading at the piano. While emphasis is placed on these practical aspects of conducting, students will also be expected to demonstrate a working knowledge of all transpositions, instrumental fingerings and ranges. Conducting assignments, resulting in public performance, will be assigned at the beginning of the term. A final "practicum" demonstrating competency in all areas will be expected of each student. In addition, students will be expected to attend specified rehearsals and concerts to observe different rehearsal and conducting techniques. Prerequisites: MUSC 365. Credits: 3(3-0) Offered spring, even years
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 368: Vocal Pedagogy

    A study of various aspects of the singing process in light of analyzing and solving performance problems that commonly confront the student singer. The areas of study include vocal technique, musicianship, communication, and stage presence, with particular emphasis given to vocal technique. In addition to a one-hour class per week, each student pedagogue will be assigned one male and one female voice student with whom to work individually for a minimum of 1/2 hour each, per week. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; two years of previous major vocal study; and permission of instructor. Offered every spring
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 375: Piano Pedagogy

    An introduction to methods and materials used in teaching piano. Study of traditional theories of teaching and playing developed over three centuries, as well as recent methods of dealing with child and adult, beginning and intermediate, students. Field trips may be scheduled. Prerequisites: MUSC l89, MUSC 190, and demonstrated proficiency at the keyboard. Offered every spring
    Credits: 3

  • MUSC 376: Piano Teaching Practicum

    Students are to observe and assist faculty instructors in group and individual situations in which piano instruction is given on beginning and intermediate levels. Two one-hour sessions of teaching participation and one period devoted to critique and discussion will be required. Students participating will assume the role of tutors only. All grades in the piano courses being taught will be given by faculty instructors. Prerequisites: MUSC 375
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 380: Musc Thea Perf II:Char&Sc Stdy

    This course is designed for potential musical theatre artists to continue to integrate and strengthen musical and dramatic skills. The emphasis on musical scene study will include research and analysis of selected repertoire, detailed rehearsal skills and techniques, heightened awareness of the transitional moment when spoken word becomes song, and the strengthening of analytic and interpretive abilities through duet and small group repertoire. This course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: MUSC 280 and permission of instructor Corequisite: MUSC 381. Offered every spring
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 381: Musc Thea Perf III:Port&Aud

    This course is designed for potential musical theatre artists to continue to integrate and strengthen musical and dramatic skills in several audition settings. Emphasis will include detailed musical theatre audition skills and techniques, communication skills in a professional audition, and the completion of an audition portfolio. This course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: MUSC 280 and permission of instructor Corequisite: MUSC 380. Offered every spring semester.
    Credits: 0-1

  • MUSC 382: MuscThea Perf IV:Speech-Singer

    This course is designed for potential musical theatre artists to free the natural voice through the Linklater technique. Emphasis will include speech production, relaxation, breath support, use of resonators and articulators, and understanding and use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. To be taken concurrently with MUSC 383. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisites: MUSC 280 & permission of instructor. Credits: 2 (1-2) Offered every fall.
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 383: MuscTheaPerf V:Movt-Musc Thea

    This course is designed for potential musical theatre artists to identify and apply Laban movement qualities to all character work and be able to convey stories non-verbally; physical details of posture, gesture, locomotion and movement qualities will convey details of characters? objectives, histories, and emotional/psychological states. To be taken concurrently with MUSC 382. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisites: MUSC 280 & permission of instructor. Credits: 2 (1-2) Offered every fall.
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 388: Experimental:

    Credits: 0-12

  • MUSC 393: Honors Project in Music

    Independent study on a musical project mutually agreed upon by the student and a mentor from the Music Faculty. Enrollment by invitation of the Faculty. To be eligible, students normally will have completed 75 semester hours with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average overall and a 3.5 grade point average in music courses. Offered by individual arrangement
    Credits: 3-6

  • MUSC 395: Internship:

    Credits: 1-15

  • MUSC 399: Directed Study

    Selected study or research in a field of specialization in music or solo recital under the supervision of a staff member. (1 to 3 semester hours.) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Offered by individual arrangement
    Credits: 1-16

  • MUSC 439: Portfolio Review

    Portfolio of written and/or creative work required for all students in the HTCC option. Developed in consultation with the advisor, the portfolio will include samples of student work, both revised and new, as well as a statement of reflection addressing learning goals and outcomes. Students will meet for regular writing and peer review/editing workshops, as well as present work on an ongoing basis over the course of the semester. Offered by individual appointment. Offered every semester.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 450: Piano for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 350. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC 350 and permission of instructor. Credits: 2(0-6)
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 451: Voice for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 351. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC 351 and permission of instructor. Credits: 2(1-2)
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 452: Woodwinds for Perf Option

    A continuation of MUSC 352. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC 352 and permission of instructor. Credits: 2(0-6)
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 453: Brass for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 353. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC 353 and permission of instructor. Credits: 2(0-6)
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 454: Strings for Performance Option

    A continuation of MUSC 354. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: two semesters of MUSC 354 and permission of instructor. Credits: 2(0-6)
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 456: Composition for Music Major

    Individualized study of recent compositional practices, including but not limited to atonality, extended tonality, neo-romanticism and minimalism. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUSC 357 or permission of instructor. Credits 2(1-2). Offered every semester.
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 459: Senior Recital

    Required of all music majors in the music performance option, to be taken in the senior year in preparation for a 1-hour recital of representative works studied, selected in consultation with the studio teacher, demonstrating knowledge of varied musical styles as well as professional standards of technique, musicality, and interpretation. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
    Credits: 2

  • MUSC 480: MusTheaPerf VI:Comedy&Styles

    This course is designed for potential musical theatre artists to develop the seven techniques of comedy ? automatism, takes, comic anger, exaggeration, the rule of three, timing, and delivery. Emphasis will include comedy techniques and development of Vaudeville, Golden Age, New Age, and Contemporary styles in musical theatre. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisites: MUSC 380 & permission of instructor. Credits: 3 (2-2). Offered every spring.
    Credits: 0-3

  • MUSC 481: MusTheaPerf VII:Trend&Entrepre

    This course is designed to continue the preparation of young musical theatre artists and the understanding of the musical theatre genre as not only entertainment, but also art. Students will reflect on the industry, on art, and on community as it relates to the musical theatre world. Students will begin the process of bridging into non-academic theatre by learning to explore employment options and further schooling. Students will establish a reel, portfolio, resume, repertoire list, and acquire headshots. To be taken concurrently with MUSC 489. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUSC 381 & permission of instructor. Credits: 1 (1-0). Offered every fall.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 488: Experimental:

    Credits: 0-12

  • MUSC 489: Senior Showcase

    This course is designed to prepare potential musical theatre artists to participate in a musical theatre showcase on campus as arranged by the instructor (includes solos, small ensembles and scenes, group numbers) that will culminate in an Externship to NYC to perform for industry professionals. Students will accumulate performable solo material (4 pre-1970 ballads, 4 pre-1970 up-tempos, 4 contemporary ballads, 4 contemporary up-tempos, 2 Sondheim, 1 country, 1 pop/rock, 2 comic selections) and observe professional work. To be taken concurrently with MUSC 481. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Credits: 2 (1-1). Offered every fall.
    Credits: 0-2

  • MUSC 490: Musc Thea Sr Showcase for NYC

    This capstone course is designed for senior musical theatre students to perform their senior showcase in NYC for casting directors, agents, and industry professionals. Open to musical theatre majors. Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor. Credit(s): 1 (1-0) Offered every Spring.
    Credits: 1

  • MUSC 499: Directed Study

    Credits: 1-3

  • MUSC 599: Directed Study:

    Credits: 1-15

  • MUSC 699: Directed Study:

    Credits: 1-15

  • MUSC TRE: Music Elective

    Credits: 0-6