Music (MUS)

MUS 120 Basic Music I (Units: 3)

Fundamentals of music applied through development of basic skills in music reading, writing, listening, and singing or playing selected instruments. Open to all students without prerequisite. Classwork, 2 units; activity, 1 unit. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 9 units when topics vary. Extra fee may be required.

Course Attributes:

  • C1: Arts

MUS 122 Basic Music I: Piano (Units: 3)

Open to all students without prerequisites.
Development of basic skills in music fundamentals and piano. Classwork, 2 units; activity, 1 unit. Extra fee required. [Formerly a topic under MUS 120]
(This course is offered as MUS 122 and TH A 122. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • C1: Arts

MUS 130 Rudiments of Music Theory (Units: 3)

Concurrent enrollment in a basic piano class recommended.
Comprehensive review and drill of music fundamentals. Development of aural skills; written and analytical knowledge of simple harmony.
(This course is offered as MUS 130 and TH A 131. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

MUS 150 Concert Music (Unit: 0)

Audience participation at designated on-campus concerts scheduled by the Department of Music. Required each semester of music majors.

MUS 201 Class Piano I (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance audition; ability to read treble and bass clefs, music major or minor; priority given to Music majors, others by approval of department.

Instruction includes techniques, repertoire, and keyboard harmony. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 202 Class Piano II (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance audition; MUS 201 or equivalent. MUS 202 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 232. Priority given to Music majors.

Laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 203 Class Piano III (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance audition, MUS 202 or equivalent. MUS 203 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 233. Priority given to Music majors.

Laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 206 Beginning Jazz/Pop Piano (Unit: 1)

Introduction to jazz and popular piano performance: left and right-hand chord voicings, right hand improvisation, and rhythmic comping in a variety of stylistic idioms. May be repeated for a total of 3 units.
(This course is offered as MUS 206 and TH A 206. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

MUS 211 Class Voice I (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Major/minor in music (priority); major in lyric theatre; others by approval of department; ability to read music.

Foundational techniques in singing, tone production, musicianship, and interpretation. Laboratory. (Not open to students who have completed MUS 311.) [Formerly MUS 311]

MUS 212 Class Voice II (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Major/minor in music (priority); major in lyric theatre; others by approval of department; MUS 311 or equivalent.

Continuation of MUS 211: foundational techniques in singing, tone production, musicianship, and interpretation. Laboratory. (Not open to students who have completed MUS 312.) [Formerly MUS 312.] May be repeated for credit.

MUS 221 Fundamentals of Ear Training and Musicianship I (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance audition; knowledge of written scales, key signatures, rhythms, intervals, and triads; ability to sing scales.

Ear training and sight singing. Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. Laboratory.
(This course is offered as MUS 221 and TH A 221. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

MUS 222 Fundamentals of Ear Training and Musicianship II (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance audition; MUS 221 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment advised in MUS 232; priority given to music majors.

Laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 223 Fundamentals of Ear Training and Musicianship III (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance audition; MUS 222 or equivalent; priority given to music majors.

Laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 224 Ear Training and Musicianship IV (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: MUS 223 or consent of instructor.

Sight-reading, keyboard harmony and figured bass, harmonic analysis, ear training, and harmonic and rhythmic dictation.

MUS 230 Music Growth and Development in Childhood (Units: 3)

Development of fundamentals and principles for selecting, evaluating, performing, and demonstrating music materials for children; the place of music in the child's education. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 231 Contrapuntal Analysis and Synthesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance audition; MUS 130 or examination; concurrent enrollment advised in MUS 221 and class piano; non-majors with consent of instructor.

Contrapuntal form and procedures through written exercises, analysis, and composition in two to four parts based upon examples from the literature. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 232 Diatonic Analysis and Synthesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance audition; MUS 231; concurrent enrollment advised in MUS 222 and Class Piano; non-majors with consent of instructor.

Common practice harmonic and formal procedures through written exercises, analysis, and composition: triads, inversions, cadences, seventh chords, binary, ternary, and rondo forms based upon the literature. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 233 Chromatic Analysis and Synthesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Satisfactory performance audition; MUS 231 and MUS 232; concurrent enrollment advised in MUS 223 and class piano; non-majors with consent of instructor.

Procedures found in chromatic music through written exercises, analysis, and composition, including secondary dominants, modulation, altered chords, theme-and-variations, and sonata forms based upon the literature. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 234 Modern Musicianship: Theory, Application and Ear Training I (Units: 3)

Examination of music notation, terminology, rhythm, scales and modes, key signatures and the circle of fifths, intervals, transposition, chords and chord progressions, figured bass, lead sheet notation, Roman numeral analysis and basic structures integrating active performance of all concepts.
(This course is offered as MUS 234 and TH A 234. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

MUS 235 Modern Musicianship: Theory, Application and Ear Training II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 234.

Continuation of MUS 234. Examination of nondiatonic scales, advanced chords, chord inversions and voicings, chord substitutions, nonharmonic tones, lead sheet notation, Roman numeral analysis, and basic structures. Focus on the integration of written notation and active performance.
(This course is offered as MUS 235 and TH A 235. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

MUS 270 Improvisation (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: MUS 203 or MUS 206, MUS 233 with grades of C or better.

Emphasis on integrating fundamentals across styles and interdisciplinary practices. May be repeated upon advisement.

MUS 301 Class Piano IV (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: MUS 203 or equivalent; priority given to music majors.

Intermediate class piano for voice, composition, instrumental, and music history majors. Laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 302 Class Piano V (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: MUS 301 or equivalent; priority given to music majors.

Intermediate class piano. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 303 Keyboard Major (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition; music majors only; concurrent enrollment in MUS 360.

Advanced individual projects in performance and literature for piano, harpsichord, organ, and fortepiano. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 307 The Singing Actor: Exploring Music through the Craft of Acting (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and by audition.

Exploration of song through the craft of acting, with a focus given to storytelling through the intersection of poetic structure and device and musical composition. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
(This course is offered as MUS 307 and TH A 307. Students may not repeat under alternate prefix.)

MUS 309 Singing for Self Expression I (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Basic elements of vocal technique. Analysis of individual problems and corrective vocalises. Breath control, tone production, placement, phonetics in group and individual practice and performance; special needs of self-presentation.

MUS 313 Voice Major (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Music and Drama majors; audition; approval of department; and/or concurrent enrollment in MUS 150, MUS 394, a vocal or choral ensemble as assigned. B.A. students must have completed lower division preparation.

Vocal study for the music degree. May be repeated for a total of 8 units for music performance majors; for other majors, may be repeated for a total of 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
(This course is offered as MUS 313 and TH A 318. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

MUS 335 Rehearsal and Performance Technique (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: By audition.

In depth exploration of character psychology, social political context and musical theatrical detail necessary for a successful opera production. Principally devoted to staging and advancement of student stagecraft. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.(CR/NC grading only)

MUS 351 Class Orchestral and Band Instruments I (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Ability to read music; music major/minor; others by departmental permission.

Fundamentals in embouchure, fingering, articulation, breath control, and hand position. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated with varying content.

MUS 353 Instrumental Major (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Music major; departmental permission; and concurrent enrollment in MUS 150 and MUS 371, MUS 372, or MUS 377 (for guitarists) as assigned.

Applied Instruction on instrument or voice. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 8 units as topics vary.

MUS 360 Major Repertoire (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Music major, audition, and departmental permission.

In-depth survey of repertoire for one instrument or voice. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. One topic may be repeated 8 times

MUS 371 Orchestra (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Major orchestral ensemble for qualified musicians. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 372 Wind Ensemble (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Major performance ensemble for woodwind, brass, and percussion players. Rehearsal and performance of a broad range of wind and percussion repertoire. Open to all students by audition. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 373 Chamber Singers (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Sacred and secular music for vocal chamber ensemble. Open to all students by audition. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 375 Women's Chorus (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Preparation and performance of repertoire for treble voices. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 376 Opera Workshop (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Preparation and performance of opera scenes or opera production. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 377 Instrumental Ensembles (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Preparation and performance of literature for specific woodwind, brass, percussion, or string ensembles. Ensemble to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 378 Chamber Music (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Preparation and performance of chamber music literature by advanced students in small ensembles. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 379 University Chorus (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Sacred and secular music for large chorus, including masterworks with orchestra. Sight-reading instruction as needed for 2 units of credit. Open to all students by audition. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 381 Men's Chorus (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Placement audition.

Preparation and performance of repertoire for tenor, baritone and bass voices. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 382 Keyboard Harmony (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: MUS 232 and MUS 303 or equivalent.

Intensive one-semester accelerated course in applied figured-bass realization, open-score reading, and transposition for piano majors. Laboratory.

MUS 383 Piano Accompaniment (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Development of accompaniment skills through preparation and performance of selected vocal and instrumental literature. May be repeated once.

MUS 384 Piano Ensemble (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Preparation and performance of selected works for two pianos and one piano/four hands. May be repeated.

MUS 385 Applied Accompanying (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: MUS 383 or consent of instructor.

Practical experience in applied piano accompaniment to be attained by assignment, based on experience and level of ability, to individual studio lessons in the vocal and instrumental area or to various ensembles in music. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 386 World Music Ensembles (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition performance on an instrument or voice.

Two to eight piece interactive performance groups drawing musical traditions: Africa, Middle East, India, Asia, Europe, Americas. Intercultural practice is encouraged. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for 12 units for degree credit as topics vary.

MUS 387 Collegium Musicum: Schola Civilis (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Practical study of Gregorian Chant: practice in singing a varied selection of chant repertoire; perform chant in the context of a Latin Mass; development of historically informed performance style of Gregorian Chant; acquire knowledge of theoretical background to chant. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

MUS 388 Jazz Combos (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Two- to eight-piece interactive performance groups in a variety of styles, including Blues-R&B, Swing, Bop and Straight-ahead, model-free, Rock Fusion, Gospel, Afro-Cuban, Creative World, and Vocal. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 12 units.

MUS 390 Jazz Band (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Audition; MUS 430 and MUS 440 or consent of instructor.

Eighteen to twenty piece group consisting of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm sections; arrangement realization and improvisation in all styles. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 391 Piano Sightreading (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Piano major or audition.

Broad and systematic approach to the skills needed to sightread at a reasonable speed. May be repeated for a total of 2 units.

MUS 392 Piano Performance Practicum (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Piano performance major or audition.

Performance in the classroom setting. Technical problems and performance practice of standard concert repertoire. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 394 Vocal Performance Practicum (Unit: 0)

Prerequisite: Vocal performance major. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 313, MUS 360, MUS 776 and/or MUS 780.

Performance in the classroom setting. Technical problems and performance practice of standard vocal repertoire. May be repeated 8 times.

MUS 396 Chamber Music Forum (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in chamber music or consent of instructor.

Performance in the classroom setting. Technical problems and performance practice of chamber music repertoire. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 398 Vocal/Jazz Modern Music (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Two- to eight-piece interactive groups in a variety of styles. May be repeated for a total of 12 units. [Formerly a topic under MUS 388]
(This course is offered as MUS 398 and TH A 398. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

MUS 399 Jazz/Modern Music Combo (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Two- to eight-piece instrumental groups that perform in a variety of styles. These can include, but are not limited to, Blues-R&B, Swing, Bop and Straight-ahead, Rock Fusion, and various Latin Jazz styles. May be repeated for a total of 12 units. [Formerly a topic under MUS 388]
(This course is offered as MUS 399 and TH A 399. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

MUS 400 Music Performance (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.

Music performance practice as it relates to a variety of genres, styles, settings, historical periods and instrumentations. Online coursework, 2 units: analysis of performance practices and settings; 1 unit: performance-related activities. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities

MUS 405 Tonal Counterpoint (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 233.

Contrapuntal practices of the 18th century through written exercises in two- and three-parts based on analysis of examples from the literature. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 415 Orchestration (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: MUS 233.

Characteristics of modern orchestral instruments and the orchestrational styles and techniques of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Representative scores from the literature and assignments in scoring for various instrumental ensembles. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 416 Theory Seminar (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 420.

Advanced analysis of musical works from specific periods or genres. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 420 20th Century Techniques (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 233.

Compositional procedures and musical structures of the 20th century through studies of the literature and composition. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 425 Composition Workshop (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: MUS 420 (may be taken concurrently) and consent of instructor.

Free compositional work under supervision of instructor. Preparation of works for performance at a student recital. Analytical presentations of original works. May be repeated for a total of 5 units; only 1 unit counts in the major.

MUS 430 Improvisation (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: MUS 203 or MUS 206 and MUS 233 with a grade of C or better.

Emphasis on integrating improvisation techniques with music fundamentals across styles and practices. Classwork, 1 unit; activity, 1 unit. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.

MUS 431 Jazz Improvisation I (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: MUS 270 with a grade of C or better.

Study and application of jazz improvisation concepts utilizing extended harmonic approaches, quartalism, linear chromaticism, and advanced cross-rhythm sensibility. Structures used are primarily the blues and standard tunes. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.

MUS 432 Jazz Improvisation II (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: MUS 431.

Review and application of jazz improvisation concepts utilizing extended harmonic approaches, quartalism, linear chromaticism, and advanced cross-rhythm sensibility. Structures used are modern jazz standards. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.

MUS 433 Introduction to Music Technology (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers; ability to read music in two clefs; and consent of instructor. Enrollment priority given to music majors.

Basic MIDI protocol; synthesizer programming, sequencing, digital editing, and notation.

MUS 436 Introduction to the Electronic Music Studio (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: MUS 504 or equivalent preparation.

Operation of digital electronic music equipment, including use of computers in controlling electronic musical instruments.

MUS 438 Fundamentals of Computer Music (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: MUS 436 and MUS 504 or equivalent preparation.

Theories and issues in software-based digital audio signal analysis, processing, and synthesis. Software synthesis and control techniques in creating original musical compositions.

MUS 440 Jazz Harmony (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: MUS 203 or MUS 206 and MUS 233 with a grade of C or better.

Notation and realization of harmony in jazz music. Standard chord progressions and lead sheet symbols. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

MUS 441 Jazz Composition and Arranging (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 440.

Major jazz compositional practices, including review and application of form, harmonic and linear progression as developed through jazz masterworks of the 20th century. Composers' scores and transcribed improvisations, as well as student works. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

MUS 445 Creative Concepts in Music (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: MUS 430 or consent of instructor.

The role of musical creativity in cognitive, cultural, political and socio-historical terms, is examined in relation to the imaginative, original, eclectic, experimental, and innovative, as expressed by a number of select musical artists, their times, and masterworks.

MUS 446 Music, Ideas, and Culture (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214.

Functions of music in diverse social and cultural traditions; relation to other arts and disciplines. Writings of philosophers, critics, musicologists and musicians about music.
(This course is offered as HUM 320 and MUS 446. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities

MUS 450 Projects in Theory and Composition (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor; MUS 420 and MUS 425; music major. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 460.

Supervised study of composition and theoretical problems and preparation of works for performance. May be repeated for a total of 4 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 460 Repertoire for Composers (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor; MUS 420; music major. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 425 and MUS 450.

Literature associated with the study of MUS 450 as required for the Bachelor of Music. May be repeated for a total of 4 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 477 Music Business: Career Management in Music (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

An overview of the music business including songwriting, publishing, live performance, recording, merchandising, and licenses. Exploration of music industry career paths such as arts management, music products and merchandizing, public relations, music production and recording, publishing, and online music distribution.

MUS 501 Music, The Listener's Art (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Music literature in historical/cultural contexts. Skills and techniques of analytical listening and the reading of simple scores.

MUS 502 The Opera (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Synthesis of drama, music, scenery, costume, and dance in opera. Development of the genre in Italy, France, England, and Germany showing how it differed from one country to the next due to linguistic and theatrical traditions.

MUS 504 Survey of Electronic Music (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

Materials and methodology of electronic music as a contemporary art form. Literature of electronic music and related theoretical issues drawn from the fields of physics, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and digital audio, including the MIDI communication protocol.

MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Non-Western music and arts, studied within their socio-cultural context. Autochthonous, folk, and classical music in societal context as art forms. Lecture, discussion, and guided listening, enhanced by selected audio-visual presentations and readings.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Global Perspectives

MUS 506 Survey of Jazz (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Jazz from early ragtime to the present. Musical-social-economic history of jazz and its interaction with classical and rock musics.

Course Attributes:

  • U.S. History
  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities

MUS 507 Jazz and Blues in Film (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Standing

Survey of the history and impact of jazz and blues on the Hollywood film industry from the early "soundies" and "The Jazz Singer" to modern day blockbusters. Noted jazz composers such as Henry Mancini, Quincy Jones, and Olive Nelson will be included, as well as works by jazz-influenced composers of the 1970's film era, such as Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Melba Liston.
(This course is offered as MUS 507, HUM 321, and TH A 507. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities

MUS 508 Modern Music: American Iconoclasts (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and satisfaction of Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

Selected iconoclastic 20th century American composers including Charles Ives, Harry Partch, John Cage, and Philip Glass. Innovations, social and artistic context, uniquely American qualities. Stylistic analysis of representative works.

MUS 509 Historical Performance: Keyboard Practices (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: MUS 303 and MUS 360, or consent of instructor.

Historical review of keyboard performance practices of the Venetian, Roman, and English schools of the mid-late Renaissance and early Baroque eras; period improvisation, continuo realization and accompaniment; works of mid-Baroque French masters and clavecin school of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century; cembalo repertoire of the late Baroque and pre-Classical periods. Maybe repeated for a total of 6 units.

MUS 510 Keyboard Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Music from 16th to 20th centuries viewed through a survey of piano, harpsichord, and organ literature. Required for majors in piano but open to other qualified students.

MUS 511 The Roots of Rock (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Popular music as a reflection of American culture; folk and ethnic roots, regionalism, commercialism; influence of technology; country, rhythm and blues, rock. Topics include general aspects of early rock development or focus on a particular early rock group or performer. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 6 units as topics vary.

MUS 512 Rock Since the Mid-1960s (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

An examination of developments in Rock from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s: significant styles, social impact of styles, and the influence of electronic technology, with an emphasis on mid-60s to early 70s styles as being foundational. Lectures, readings, and recordings are used to familiarize students with the history and stylistic development of rock music.

MUS 520 Seminar in Music Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

Group study of music literature of specific periods, genres or styles. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.

MUS 530 Musics of the Middle East and India (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Musical cultures of Iran, Turkey, and the Arab world, including North Africa, Central Asia, and Indian sub-continent. Traditional instruments, concepts, and contexts of music making. Students may substitute this course for MUS 520 as preparation for MUS 598.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Global Perspectives

MUS 531 Musics of North and Southeast Asia (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Musical cultures of Japan, Korea, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, as well as Australia and Pacific Oceania. Traditional instruments, concepts, and contexts of music making. Students may substitute this course for MUS 520 as preparation for MUS 598.

MUS 532 Music of Latin America (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Musical cultures of Central and South America, including Caribbean. Socio-historical events related to contexts of music-making, instruments, and various genres. Students may substitute this course for MUS 520 as preparation for MUS 598.

MUS 542GW Ethnomusicology - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing music majors only; ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Research and extensive writing and revision skills developed and applied in ethnomusicology to the study of selected musical cultures. History, theory and methodology, fieldwork, transcription, and cross-cultural analysis. (ABC/NC grading only)

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment

MUS 545 Traditional Kulintang Music and Dance of the Southern Philippines (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Music and dance of Southern Philippines, emphasis on Kulintang tradition of Mindanao and Sulu Archipelago. Lectures and hands-on workshops on dance movement and music of Kulintang culture. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
(This course is offered as ETHS 545, DANC 545, and MUS 545. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

MUS 550 Music from the Middle Ages to 1750 (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: MUS 233 and satisfaction of Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

From Gregorian Chant through the death of Bach. Music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras involving stylistic and formal analysis. Examples from literature are related to performance practices of each period. Intended for music majors and minors. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 551 Classic and Romantic Music (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: MUS 233 and satisfaction of Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

Classical and Romantic periods through the beginning of the 20th century. Historical performance techniques. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 552 20th Century Music (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: MUS 233, MUS 551, and satisfaction of Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

Evolution of the major trends of musical thought from the late 19th century to the present. Stylistic and formal analysis of representative music literature. Intended for music majors and minors. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 558 Music of John Coltrane (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 506.

Life and music of saxophonist/composer John Coltrane within related socio-historical contexts of jazz in 20th century America. In-class listening/analysis. (ABC/NC grading only)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities

MUS 559 Women in Jazz (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 506 or consent of instructor.

The role of women in the history of jazz. [Formerly a topic under MUS 558.]
(This course is offered as MUS 559 and TH A 559. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • U.S. History
  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities

MUS 560 Lyric Diction I (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

A systematic study of Italian, Latin, and Spanish signing pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Intended for voice majors and music educators. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 561 Lyric Diction II (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: MUS 560 or consent of instructor.

A systematic study of German and French singing pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Intended for voice majors and music educators. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 565 Vocal Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: MUS 550, MUS 551, or MUS 552.

Vocal literature from the 16th century to the present. History, style, and performance practices. Required for majors in voice, but open to other qualified students. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 598 Senior Thesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: MUS 520 and satisfaction of Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

Development and completion of the senior thesis and, as appropriate, public presentation of the results of that creative work. Bibliographical and stylistic techniques requisite to the organization and presentation of research projects.

MUS 600 Music Internship (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper division music major/minor, or consent of instructor.

Practical field experience with employers in the music industry. May be repeated for a total of 12 units. (CR/NC only)

MUS 601 Music for Children (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Musical materials, concepts, and skills appropriate for use in elementary classrooms. Music fundamentals applied through development of basic skills on an instrument: guitar, recorder, or piano.

MUS 608 Early Field Experience in Music Education (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

Provides 45 hours of observation and participation in school music classes at elementary, middle, and high schools. Classwork, 1 unit; fieldwork, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 610 General Music (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

Materials and methods for teaching music in general music classes. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 612 The Voice (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Physiological and psychological mechanics of singing. Techniques of vocal instruction and comparative methods of developing vocal techniques and repertoire. Intended for music majors and minors. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 614 Piano Pedagogy (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: Piano major or audition.

Problems in teaching piano: elements of technique, theory and sight-reading, performance and analysis of teaching materials, class procedures and methods.

MUS 616 Woodwinds (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Individual and class instruction involving techniques and performance problems of flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and saxophone. Laboratory.

MUS 618 Strings (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Individual and class instruction involving techniques and performance problems of violin, viola, violoncello, and string bass. Laboratory. Extra fee required.

MUS 620 Brass Instruments (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Individual and class instruction involving techniques and performance problems of horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and tuba. Laboratory.

MUS 640 Ensemble Conducting (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: MUS 232 or equivalent.

Fundamentals of conducting and score-reading; standard patterns, stick technique and conducting gestures used with choral and instrumental ensembles.

MUS 644 Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing; MUS 415, MUS 640.

Elements of conducting with instrumental laboratory experience; director's responsibility and rehearsal methods; selection of literature for wind, string, percussion ensembles in K-12 schools. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 645 Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and MUS 640.

Elements of conducting with choral laboratory experience; director's responsibility and rehearsal methods; selection of literature for children's voices, adolescent voices, men's and women's choirs. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 699 Independent Study in Music (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, consent of the instructor, and approval of the student's adviser.

Independent study, under supervision of a staff member selected by the student, of some aspect of the field not covered by regular courses. May be repeated with consent of instructor, the adviser, and the department chair. No more than 3 units can be taken during any one semester.

MUS 700 Introduction to Graduate Study (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; priority given to music majors.

Use and evaluation of major bibliographic materials, including primary and secondary sources; techniques of research through development of individual projects. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 701 Graduate Seminar in Music (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate status.

Research seminar on topics in music history and theory. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.

MUS 710 Advanced Analysis (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Music; MUS 700 and completion of all theory remediation. Must be taken within the first 2 semesters of study.

Seminar on analytical techniques and their application to in-depth study of major works from the literature of the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 716 Graduate Theory Seminar (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 710 or consent of instructor; restricted to graduate level music students.

Seminar on analytical techniques and their application to in-depth study of major works written after 1950. May be repeated when topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 720 Directed Projects in Theory or Composition (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 725.

Directed individual studies with faculty supervision in composition or theory. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.

MUS 724 Issues in Ethnomusicology (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Art or consent of instructor.

Historical issues in ethnomusicology examined through assigned readings in the field; interdisciplinary range of focus includes music and identity, theory and methodology, gender and cross-cultural studies. May be repeated for a total of 4 units. (Plus-minus letter only)

MUS 725 Practicum in Composition (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 720 and MUS 730.

Directed individual studies with faculty supervision in advanced orchestration; 20th century styles and practices; problems in scoring and analysis. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.

MUS 730 Composition Workshop (Unit: 0)

Prerequisite: Graduate status in music. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 720 and MUS 725.

Analytical presentations of original works, analysis of new compositions, and participation in critical discussion of presentations. Required each semester of matriculating graduate music composition majors. (CR/NC grading only)

MUS 751 The Renaissance (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 550.

Historical and analytical study of the works of a single composer, style, or special repertoire from the Renaissance period. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 752 The Baroque (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 700 and either successful completion of the appropriate portion of the graduate classification exam in music history, or MUS 550.

Graduate seminar focused on detailed historical and analytical study of the works of a single composer, style, or special repertoire from the baroque period. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 753 The Classical Era (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 700, and either successful completion of the appropriate portion of the graduate classification exam in music history or MUS 551.

Graduate seminar focused on detailed historical and analytical study of the works of a single composer, style, or special repertoire from the classical period. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 754 The Romantic Era (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 700, and either successful completion of the appropriate portion of the graduate classification exam in music history or MUS 551.

Graduate seminar focused on detailed historical and analytical study of the works of a single composer, style, or special repertoire from the romantic period. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 755 The Twentieth Century (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 700, and either successful completion of the appropriate portion of the graduate classification exam in music history or MUS 552.

Graduate seminar focused on detailed historical and analytical study of the works of a single composer, style, or special repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

MUS 760 Curriculum and Instruction I: Music (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Subject matter waiver for music education or graduate status. Must be taken concurrently with S ED 660.

Principles and practices of curriculum planning and instruction in music for students in grades K-12. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 761 Curriculum and Instruction II: Music (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Subject matter waiver for music education or graduate status. Must be taken concurrently with S ED 660.

Principles and practices of curriculum planning and instruction in music for students in grades K-12. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 776 Directed Projects in Performance (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Departmental and supervising faculty permission; must be concurrently enrolled in a related performance course or participation in related ensembles as assigned by supervisor; music majors only.

Graduate individual projects in performance and literature for piano, voice, orchestral and band instruments. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

MUS 778 Chamber Music Performance (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Audition.

Open to graduate performance majors. Preparation and performance of major works of chamber music literature. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.

MUS 780 Graduate Major Repertoire (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: Departmental permission.

Study of solo music repertoire on a particular instrument or voice. Topics to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.

MUS 781 Choral Conducting (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: Permission of department.

Directed individual projects in choral conducting. Evaluation and selection of appropriate choral literature. Rehearsal techniques. May be repeated for a maximum of six units.

MUS 782 Instrumental Conducting (Units: 2)

Prerequisite: Consent of department.

Directed individual projects in instrumental conducting. Evaluation and selection of appropriate band and orchestral literature. Rehearsal techniques. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 821 Research in Music Education (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate major advisor.

Seminar in past and current research in music education. Techniques and instruments appropriate for research. Problems in designing and implementing research projects. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 822 Designing Curricula in Music (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: MUS 821.

Developing music units, courses, or curricula based on strong rationale and educational objectives, with intended learning outcomes, sequence, and evaluation; analyzing current practices and curricular materials. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

MUS 852 Directed Fieldwork in Music (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate major adviser and supervising instructor. Music majors only.

Directed research, observation, or experience in a specific area of graduate concentration. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

MUS 894 Creative Work Project (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.

Recital or creative project presented by the student under faculty supervision as a culmination of study for the Master of Music in Performance or Master of Arts in Music. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC; RP grading only)

MUS 898 Master's Thesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.

Research, creative project, or recital presented by the student under faculty supervision as a culmination of study for the Master of Music or Master of Arts in Music. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only)

MUS 899 Independent Study (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate major adviser and supervising faculty member.

Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the departmental faculty. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated. (Plus-minus letter grade only)