Music (MUS)

Courses

MUS A103 Matanuska-Susitna College Community Band 2 Credits

Structured, established concert band.
Special Note: Age group ranges from 10-80. Experience ranges from basic to professional. Matanuska-Susitna College
Registration Restrictions: Play a concert band instrument or read music well enough to quickly learn one.

MUS A111 Fundamentals of Music 3 Credits

Rudimentary work in the elements of music and an introduction to notation, rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, and musical terminology. Designed for students with little or no background in music reading or as a refresher course for those who have studied music.

MUS A112 Practical Theory 3 Credits

Elementary study of harmony and melody: formation of scales, modes, intervals, chords, inversions, and simple harmonic progressions. Writing and harmonizing of melodic lines.
Registration Restrictions: Ability to read music in treble and bass clef in all keys or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: MUS A111.

MUS A121 Music Appreciation 3 Credits

Basic elements of the physics of musical sound and music notation, followed by a survey of the history and development of Western music from the early Middle Ages to the present.
Special Note: Music majors may not use this course toward their GER Fine Arts requirement.

Attributes: UAA Fine Arts GER.

MUS A131 Music Theory I 3 Credits

Organization of musical materials with emphasis on diatonic functional harmony. Introduction to part writing and keyboard skills.

Corequisites: MUS A133.

MUS A132 Music Theory II 3 Credits

Continuation of MUS A131, emphasizing part writing and melody harmonization. Introduction of non-harmonic tones and modulation and development of practical keyboard skills.

Prerequisites: MUS A131.

Corequisites: MUS A134.

MUS A133 Aural Skills I 2 Credits

The development of skills in reading and hearing music through the study of sight singing and dictation.

Corequisites: MUS A131.

MUS A134 Aural Skills II 2 Credits

The development of skills in reading and hearing music through the study of sight singing and dictation. Continuation of MUS A133.

Prerequisites: MUS A133.

Corequisites: MUS A132.

MUS A140 Fingerstyle Guitar I 2 Credits

Beginning course for those who do not read music or who have limited experience with the guitar. Reading and performing melodies, solos, and accompaniment on the guitar from standard treble staff notation. Use of traditional and contemporary musical examples to teach at least 13 basic chords in the first position, alternating bass technique, and six fingerstyle patterns.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit. Students must furnish their own 6-string acoustic or classical guitar.

MUS A150 Piano Class I 1 Credit

Fundamentals of piano techniques. Introduces note reading in five-finger positions in the keys of C and G, using folk and classical arrangements in simple meter. Classes conducted in piano lab.

MUS A152 Voice Class 1 Credit

Introduces the study and practice of basic fundamentals of singing and song interpretation. Stresses breath support, healthy laryngeal function and good alignment. Covers healthy and efficient practice methods. Includes song interpretation and performance practice through a variety of assigned repertoire.
Special Note: Ability to read music not a prerequisite.

MUS A154A Functional Piano I 1 Credit

Intended for music majors with little or no piano background. Student will practice from a beginning adult piano book to gain skills necessary to pass the harmonization/transposition or improvised melody component of the piano proficiency exam.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A154B, MUS A154C, MUS A154D

Prerequisites: MUS A111 or concurrent enrollment.

MUS A154B Functional Piano II 1 Credit

Intended for music majors who demonstrate enough piano ability to potentially pass a minimum of two components of the piano proficiency exam. Suggested components include: 1) harmonization and transposition of a simple melody; 2) improvised melody; 3) realization of a simple figured bass line. Student must pass a minimum of two components to pass this course.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A154A, MUS A154C, MUS A154D

Prerequisites: MUS A154A or concurrent enrollment.

MUS A154C Functional Piano III 1 Credit

Intended for music majors who demonstrate enough piano ability to potentially pass a minimum of four components of the piano proficiency exam. Suggested components include: 1) harmonization and transposition of a simple melody; 2) improvised melody; 3) realization of a simple figured bass line; 4) a memorized performance of a Bach Two-Part Invention or a Clementi Sonatina; 5) an arrangement of a simple tune read from a lead sheet. Student may have previously passed some of these requirements in MUS A154B.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A154A, MUS A154B, MUS A154D

Prerequisites: MUS A154B or concurrent enrollment.

MUS A154D Functional Piano IV 1 Credit

Intended for music majors who demonstrate enough piano ability to potentially pass all six components of the piano proficiency exam. Components include: 1) a memorized performance of a Bach Two-Part Invention or a Clementi Sonatina; 2) the harmonization and transposition of a simple melody; 3) the sight-reading of a Bach Chorale; 4) the ability to improvise a simple melody; 5) the realization of a simple figured bass line; and 6) an arrangement of a simple tune read from a lead sheet. Student must complete all required components (necessary to the degree) to pass this course.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A154A, MUS A154B, MUS A154C

Prerequisites: MUS A154C or concurrent enrollment.

MUS A161 Private Lessons 2 Credits

Private music instruction in brass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds.
Special Note: In addition to lessons, students are required to attend a set number of department-approved recitals and/or concerts each semester.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate master class.

MUS A162 Private Lessons 2 Credits

Continuation of MUS A161. Private instruction in brass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds.
Special Note: In addition to lessons, students are required to attend a set number of department-approved recitals and/or concerts each semester.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate master class.

Prerequisites: MUS A161 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A162J 2 Credits

MUS A163 Private Lessons (Non-Juried) 1-2 Credits

Non-juried private music instruction in brass, guitar, harpsichord, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. Cannot be petitioned to substitute for juried lessons (MUS A161, MUS A162, MUS A261, MUS A262, MUS A361, MUS A362, MUS A461, and MUS A462).
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval

MUS A164 Private Lessons (Non-Major) 1-2 Credits

Private music instruction in brass, guitar, harpsichord, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. For non-music majors and students not currently enrolled in a university music ensemble.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval.

MUS A215 Music of Alaska Natives and Indigenous Peoples of Northern Regions 3 Credits

Explores the music of Alaska Natives and Indigenous Peoples of Northern regions by group, including influences from Euro-American music.
Special Note: AKNS A201 or MUS A111 recommended.
Crosslisted With: AKNS A215.

Prerequisites: WRTG A111.

Attributes: UAA Fine Arts GER.

MUS A216 World Indigenous Music 3 Credits

Survey course on indigenous music cultures of the world. Musical traditions of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Near/Far East are examined within the context of musical styles and culture.
Crosslisted With: AKNS A216

Prerequisites: WRTG A111 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Fine Arts GER.

MUS A218A Alaska Native Drummaking Techniques: Athabascan and Southeast style 3 Credits

Studio course in which students will learn the fundamentals of making handheld frame drums in the Athabascan and Southeast Alaskan Indian style. Students will also study the living tradition of Alaska Native drum practices.
Crosslisted With: AKNS A218A

MUS A218B Alaska Native Drummaking Techniques: Inupiaq and Yup'ik Style 3 Credits

Studio course in which students learn the fundamentals of making hand held frame drums in the Inupiaq and Yup'ik Alaska Native style. Students will also study the living tradition of Alaska Native drum practices.
Crosslisted With: AKNS A218B

MUS A221 History of Western Art Music I 3 Credits

Examines stylistic developments and structures of important musical genres from antiquity to 1800 within their historical and cultural contexts.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval

Prerequisites: WRTG A111 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

Attributes: UAA Fine Arts GER.

MUS A222 History of Western Art Music II 3 Credits

Examines stylistic developments and structures of important musical genres from 1800 to the present within their historical and cultural contexts.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval

Prerequisites: WRTG A111 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

Attributes: UAA Fine Arts GER.

MUS A224 History of Jazz 3 Credits

Introduces the history and development of jazz from its early heritage to the present, emphasizing representative styles and individual or group contributors. Enhance regular classroom activities through recordings and guest artists.

Attributes: UAA Fine Arts GER.

MUS A231 Music Theory III 3 Credits

Functional harmony featuring part writing and melody harmonization and introducing chromatic harmony. Covers modulation, secondary dominant functions, and other altered chords along with analysis of binary and ternary forms.

Prerequisites: MUS A132.

Corequisites: MUS A233.

MUS A232 Music Theory IV 3 Credits

Continuation of MUS A231. Features borrowed chords and other types of chromatic harmonies. Surveys 20th Century harmony.

Prerequisites: MUS A231.

Corequisites: MUS A234.

MUS A233 Aural Skills III 2 Credits

The development of skills in reading and hearing music through the study of sight singing and dictation. Continuation of MUS A134.

Prerequisites: MUS A134.

Corequisites: MUS A231.

MUS A234 Aural Skills IV 2 Credits

The development of skills in reading and hearing music through the study of sight singing and dictation. Continuation of MUS A233.

Prerequisites: MUS A233.

Corequisites: MUS A232.

MUS A261 Private Lessons 2 Credits

Continuation of MUS A162. Private music instruction in brass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds.
Special Note: In addition to lessons, students are required to attend a set number of department approved recitals and/or concerts each semester.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate master class.

Prerequisites: MUS A162 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A262 Private Lessons 2 Credits

Continuation of MUS A261. Private music instruction in brass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds.
Special Note: In addition to lessons, students are required to attend a set number of department approved recitals and/or concerts each semester.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate master class.

Prerequisites: MUS A261 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A280 Basic Conducting 2 Credits

Introduces principles of conducting. Explores time-beating, use of left hand, score reading, and transposition as they relate to conducting.

Prerequisites: MUS A131.

MUS A301A University Singers 1 Credit

Rehearsal and performance of literature for large choral ensemble, including works from the Renaissance to the present day.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit. Elective credit for the non-music major. New members: see instructor at the first class for section placement.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A301B

MUS A301B University Singers 2 Credits

Rehearsal and performance of literature for large choral ensemble, including works from the Renaissance to the present day.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit. Ensemble credit for vocal majors. New members: see instructor at the first class for section placement.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A301A

MUS A302A Chamber Music and Accompanying 1 Credit

Ensemble course for the non-music major pianist. Covers the art of accompanying singers and instrumentalists and relevant skills such as sight-reading and score-reading.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit. Advanced vocalists and instrumentalists are also encouraged to enroll.
Registration Restrictions: By audition
May Be Stacked With: MUS A302B

MUS A302B Chamber Music and Accompanying 2 Credits

Ensemble course for pianists. Covers the art of accompanying singers and instrumentalists and relevant skills such as sight-reading and score-reading.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit. Advanced vocalists and instrumentalists are also encouraged to enroll. New members: see instructor at the first class for section placement.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A302A

MUS A303A University Wind Ensemble 1 Credit

Provides in-depth rehearsal and performance of original band music and transcriptions from Renaissance up to and including 21st century literature. Ensemble for the non-music major.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit. New members: see instructor at the first class for section placement.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A303B

MUS A303B University Wind Ensemble 2 Credits

Provides in-depth rehearsal and performance of original band music and transcriptions from Renaissance up to and including 21st century literature. Ensemble course for woodwind, brass, and percussion majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit. New members: see instructor at the first class for section placement.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A303A

MUS A307A University Sinfonia 1 Credit

Intensive study of chamber orchestra literature leading to public performance. String music for intermediate and advanced performers. Includes wind and percussion players for specific works. Ensemble for non-music majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit. New members: see instructor at the first class for section placement.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A307B

MUS A307B University Sinfonia 2 Credits

Intensive study of chamber orchestra literature leading to public performance. String music for intermediate and advanced performers. Includes wind and percussion players for specific works. Ensemble for string majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit. New members: see instructor at the first class for section placement.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A307A

MUS A313 Opera Workshop 2 Credits

Provides for the rehearsal and performance of selected operas, operettas and musical theatre. Meets the small ensemble requirement for music majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit. Only 4 credits of MUS A313 may be applied to the Bachelor of Music degrees. New members: see instructor at the first class for section placement.

MUS A315 Jazz Theory I 3 Credits

Detailed study of jazz using modulation, sequence, transposition, arranging, and voicing through analysis and dictation. Course is adapted to individual students on keyboard or other instruments.
Registration Restrictions: Ability to read music, theory background, basic ability on an instrument.

Prerequisites: MUS A132 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A316 Jazz Theory II 3 Credits

Application of skills obtained in MUS A315. Modulation, sequence, transposition, arranging and voicing are studied, with compositions performed by lab groups.

Prerequisites: MUS A315 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A331 Form and Analysis 3 Credits

Structural principles of music of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing.

Prerequisites: MUS A232.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

MUS A356 Yup'ik Music and Dance Ensemble 2 Credits

Ensemble course in Central Yup'ik Alaska Native music and dance. Teaches movement, singing, drumming and the cultural contextual aspects of Alaska Native dance, including history, culture and connection to language. Designed for students who are interested in learning about Alaska Native creative expression.
Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit.
Crosslisted With: AKNS A356

Prerequisites: AKNS A201 with a minimum grade of C or (AKNS A215 with a minimum grade of C or MUS A215 with a minimum grade of C) or (AKNS A216 with a minimum grade of C or MUS A216 with a minimum grade of C).

MUS A357 Inupiaq Music and Dance Ensemble 2 Credits

Ensemble course in Inupiaq Alaska Native music and dance. Teaches movement, singing, drumming and the cultural contextual aspects of Alaska Native dance, including history, culture and connection to language. Designed for students who are interested in learning about Alaska Native creative expression.
Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit.
Crosslisted With: AKNS A357

Prerequisites: AKNS A201 with a minimum grade of C or (AKNS A215 with a minimum grade of C or MUS A215 with a minimum grade of C) or (AKNS A216 with a minimum grade of C or MUS A216 with a minimum grade of C).

MUS A361 Private Lessons 2 Credits

Continuation of MUS A262. Private music instruction in brass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, string, voice and woodwinds.
Special Note: In addition to lessons, students are required to attend a set number of department approved recitals and/or concerts each semester.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate master class.

Prerequisites: MUS A262 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A362 Private Lessons 2 Credits

Continuation of MUS A361. Private music instruction in brass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds.
Special Note: In addition to lessons, students are required to attend a set number of department-approved recitals and/or concerts each semester.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate master class.

Prerequisites: MUS A361 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A365 Chamber Ensemble 1 Credit

Instrumental/Vocal ensemble of three or more. Students select a faculty coach and prepare and deliver a chamber work in a Department event or other approved public venue.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit 3 times.
Registration Restrictions: Faculty approval.

Prerequisites: MUS A162.

MUS A371 Brass Methods and Techniques 2 Credits

Instruction in the brass instruments. The course is part of the teacher training program.
Special Note: Student must be able to read music fluently while performing on the brass instruments.

Prerequisites: MUS A232.

MUS A372 Woodwind Methods and Techniques 2 Credits

Instruction in the woodwind instruments. The course is part of the teacher training program.
Special Note: Student must be able to read music fluently while performing on the woodwind instruments.

Prerequisites: MUS A232.

MUS A373 String Methods and Techniques 2 Credits

Instruction in the stringed instruments of the orchestra and guitar. The course is part of the teacher training program.
Special Note: Student must be able to read music fluently while performing on the string instruments.

Prerequisites: MUS A232.

MUS A374 Voice Methods and Techniques 2 Credits

Instruction in musical voice technique and pedagogy. The course is part of the teacher training program.
Special Note: Student must be able to read music fluently and perform basic piano skills.

Prerequisites: MUS A232.

MUS A375 Percussion Methods and Techniques 2 Credits

Instruction in the percussion instruments. The course is part of the teacher training program.
Special Note: Student must be able to read music fluently while performing on the percussion instruments.
Registration Restrictions: Student must be able to read music fluently while holding/performing on the percussion instruments.

Prerequisites: MUS A232.

MUS A376 Elementary Music Methods and Techniques 2 Credits

Instruction in elementary music methods, techniques, learning theories and pedagogy. The course is part of the teacher training program.
Special Note: Students must be able to read music fluently.

Prerequisites: MUS A232.

MUS A381 Choral Conducting 2 Credits

Principles of conducting and interpreting choral music.

Prerequisites: MUS A232 and MUS A280.

MUS A382 Instrumental Conducting 2 Credits

Principles of conducting and interpreting instrumental music.

Prerequisites: MUS A232 and MUS A280.

MUS A405A University Jazz Ensemble 1 Credit

Rehearsal and performance of big band jazz. Music selected from a variety of styles and eras including swing, rock, fusion and pop. Ensemble for non-music majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions: By audition
May Be Stacked With: MUS A405B

MUS A405B University Jazz Ensemble 2 Credits

Rehearsal and performance of big band jazz. Music selected from a variety of styles and eras including swing, rock, fusion and pop. Elective for music majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions: By audition
May Be Stacked With: MUS A405A

MUS A407 Jazz Combo 2 Credits

Rehearsal and performance of combo jazz styles. Music selected from a variety of styles and eras including swing, Latin, and fusion. Meets small ensemble requirement for music majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions: By audition.

Prerequisites: MUS A162.

MUS A408A University Percussion Ensemble 1 Credit

Study and performance of percussion chamber music including 20th century literature for percussion as well as transcriptions of earlier music. Ensemble for non-music majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions: By audition
May Be Stacked With: MUS A408B

MUS A408B University Percussion Ensemble 2 Credits

Study and performance of percussion chamber music including 20th century literature for percussion as well as transcriptions of earlier music. Elective for music majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions: By audition
May Be Stacked With: MUS A408A

MUS A409A University Guitar Ensemble 1 Credit

Study and performance of traditional repertoire, Latin and European folk music, and popular and classical themes arranged for two or more guitars. Provides experience in sight-reading and refines practice and memorization skills. Emphasizes stylistic interpretation and stage delivery. Ensemble for non-music majors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions: By audition. Recommended: prior ensemble or solo recital experience.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A409B

MUS A409B University Guitar Ensemble 2 Credits

Study and performance of traditional repertoire: Latin music, European folk music, and popular and classical themes arranged for two or more guitars. Provides experience in sight-reading and refines practice and memorization skills. Emphasizes stylistic interpretation and stage delivery. Ensemble for music majors.
Special Note: May be repeated seven times for credit. New members: see instructor at the first class for section placement.
May Be Stacked With: MUS A409A

MUS A421 Music in the Baroque Period 3 Credits

Musical style from 1600 to 1750. In-depth study of keyboard music, opera, oratorio and cantata, and instrumental music. Requires intensive listening and reading of music.
Special Note: BA music majors must first pass MUS 154 and the functional piano exam by jury before enrolling in this course.

Prerequisites: MUS A222 and MUS A232.

MUS A422 Music in the Classical Period 3 Credits

Musical style from 1720 to 1830. In-depth study of the music of pre-classic composers and Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Requires intensive listening and reading of music.
Special Note: BA music majors must first pass MUS 154 and the functional piano exam by jury before enrolling in this course.

Prerequisites: MUS A222 and MUS A232.

MUS A423 Music in the Romantic Period 3 Credits

Musical style from 1820 to 1900. In-depth study of orchestral and choral music, opera, lieder, and music for piano. Requires intensive listening and reading of music.
Special Note: BA music majors must first pass MUS 154 and the functional piano exam by jury before enrolling in this course.

Prerequisites: MUS A222 and MUS A232.

MUS A424 Music in the 20th Century 3 Credits

Musical developments since 1900. In-depth study of serialism, neo-classicism, neo-Romanticism, expressionism, primitivism, minimalism, and styles since 1950. Requires intensive listening and reading of music.
Special Note: BA music majors must first pass MUS A154 and the functional piano exam by jury before enrolling in this course.

Prerequisites: MUS A222 and MUS A232.

MUS A431 Counterpoint 3 Credits

Study of the contrapuntal techniques of the 16th and 18th centuries. Features writing in appropriate vocal and instrumental forms.

Prerequisites: MUS A232.

MUS A432 Orchestration 3 Credits

Principles and practices of composing and transcribing music for various instrumental ensembles, including band and orchestra.

Prerequisites: MUS A232.

MUS A433 Choral Arranging 3 Credits

Principles and practices in transcribing, modifying and adapting pre-existing music for various choral ensembles with and without accompaniment.

Prerequisites: MUS A232 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A461 Private Lessons 2 Credits

Continuation of MUS A362. Private music instruction in brass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds.
Special Note: In addition to lessons, students are required to attend a set number of department-approved recitals and/or concerts each semester.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate master class.

Prerequisites: MUS A362 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A462 Private Lessons 2 Credits

Continuation of MUS A461. Private music instruction in brass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds.
Special Note: In addition to lessons, students are required to attend a set number of department-approved recitals and/or concerts each semester.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate master class.

Prerequisites: MUS A461 with a minimum grade of C.

MUS A466 String and Wind Master Class 1 Credit

Seminar in performance practice for string and wind players. Comparative analysis and discussion of string and wind literature to include close examination of their styles and periods (early Baroque through the 21st century). At least one performance required each semester.
Special Note: Mandatory each semester for string and wind majors; 4 credits minimum required for BA Music majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate level of juried private lessons. One of the following: MUS A161, A162, MUS A261, MUS A262, MUS A361, MUS A362, MUS A461 or MUS A462.

MUS A467 Piano Master Class 1 Credit

Seminar in performance practice for pianists. Comparative analysis and discussion of piano literature including close examination of its styles and periods (early Baroque through the 21st century). At least two performances required each semester.
Special Note: Mandatory each semester for BM Performance and BM Music Education Emphasis majors. Four semesters required for BA Music majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate level of juried private lessons: MUS A161, MUS A162, MUS A261, MUS A262, MUS A361, MUS A362, MUS A461 or MUS A462.

MUS A468 Voice Master Class 1 Credit

Seminar in performance practice for singers. Analysis, discussion and performance of solo vocal literature from early Baroque through to the 21st century. Weekly master classes, with at least two performances required for each topic.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate level of juried private lessons: MUS A161, MUS A162, MUS A261, MUS A262, MUS A361, MUS A362, MUS A461 or MUS A462.

MUS A469 Guitar Master Class 1 Credit

Designed to improve guitar performance through solo and duo performance experience in the classroom. Instruction in performance technique, stage presence, and correct stylistic interpretation. Development of critical pedagogical skills through discussions of fellow student and one's own performances. Comparative analysis and discussion of the literature, plucked instrument relatives and examination of its styles and periods (Renaissance through the 21st century). At least two performances required each semester.
Special Note: Mandatory each semester for guitar majors; 4 credits minimum required for BA music majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval. Enrollment concurrent with appropriate level of juried private lessons. One of the following: MUS A161, MUS A162, MUS A261, MUS A262, MUS A361, MUS A362, MUS A461 or MUS A462.

MUS A603 Wind Ensemble Performance Projects 2 Credits

Development and implementation of standards based curricular performance projects for band. Students participate in University Wind Ensemble for lab experience. SN May be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of baccalaureate degree in music and audition.

MUS A668A Methods for Teaching Music I, K-12 3 Credits

Provides students with the fundamentals of standards-based curriculum planning and assessment for the diverse student population in elementary classrooms. Includes an overview of the content areas typically taught in K-12 music curriculum. Integrates technology, literacy and education for special populations.
Special Note: Concurrent enrollment in EDFN A695 required.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval and admission to the MAT program required.

Prerequisites: EDFN A601 and EDFN A602 and EDFN A603.

Corequisites: EDFN A695.

MUS A668B Methods for Teaching Music II, K-12 3 Credits

Provides students with the opportunity to develop pedagogical content knowledge by connecting theoretical knowledge and understanding of human development and learning with both general principles of instruction and content-specific strategies for teaching music.
Special Note: Concurrent enrollment in EDFN A695 required.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval and admission to the MAT program required.

Prerequisites: MUS A668A.

Corequisites: EDFN A695.