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Top MUS 101 MUSIC APPRECIATION I: SURVEY (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Dealing primarily with the Western classical tradition, the course focuses on developing perceptive listening skills through the study of musical forms and styles. For non-majors. (FA) (Bacc Core Course)

Top MUS 101H MUSIC APPRECIATION I: SURVEY (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Dealing primarily with the Western classical tradition, the course focuses on developing perceptive listening skills through the study of musical forms and styles. For non-majors. (FA) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top MUS 102 MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
A study of the masterworks of a single era (such as Baroque, classic, romantic, twentieth century) or a genre (such as orchestra, chamber, opera, musical theatre). See Schedule of Classes for topic being offered. For non-majors. Need not be taken in order. (FA) (Bacc Core Course) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.

Top MUS 102H MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
A study of the masterworks of a single era (such as Baroque, classic, romantic, twentieth century) or a genre (such as orchestra, chamber, opera, musical theatre). See Schedule of Classes for topic being offered. For non-majors. Need not be taken in order. (FA) (Bacc Core Course) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top MUS 103 MUSIC APPRECIATION III: GREAT COMPOSERS (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
The life and works of one or more significant composers including Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and others. (See Schedule of Classes for composers being offered.) For non-majors. Does not need to be taken in sequence. (FA) (Bacc Core Course) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits.

Top MUS 104 SURVEY OF JAZZ (3) 
Explores the historical, sociological and artistic development of jazz, America's musical art form. A concise review of the first 100 years of the music from its blues-based roots at the turn of the 20th century to its current eclectic state will constitute the main framework of the course. While the focus will be on the important performers and composers of jazz, key historical and social events that contributed to the evolution of the idiom will also be discussed.

Top MUS 108 MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of the world's music with attention to musical styles and cultural contexts. Included are Oceania, Indonesia, Africa, Asia, Latin America. (See Schedule of Classes for subject being offered.) For non-majors. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits.

Top MUS 108H MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of the world's music with attention to musical styles and cultural contexts. Included are Oceania, Indonesia, Africa, Asia, Latin America. (See Schedule of Classes for subject being offered.) For non-majors. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top MUS 111 THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (3) 
Covers the principles and approaches used in contemporary music technology. Lectures and demonstrations will be rooted in physics, psychoacoustics, digital and analog recording, various software and hardware platforms, composition, and audio production in order to give students greater context into the creative and technical avenues of the music technologist.

Top MUS 112 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL AUDIO (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Students will develop a thorough understanding of digital audio in both theory and application. Topics to be explored include common DAW operations, CD authoring, audio for web, sound design, MIDI, songwriting and composition, and digital effects. Course projects will engage students in both technical and creative capacities of digital audio production. PREREQS: MUS 111 [C-]

Top MUS 113 AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES (3) 
Students will gain a thorough understanding of the technical and creative potential of various audio equipment used in sound production including microphones, speakers, mixers, recording equipment, effects processors, patch bays, MIDI, and various video equipment. Through discussion and experimentation, students will pursue real-world audio problems in collaborative and individual projects. PREREQS: MUS 111 [C-]

Top MUS 121 LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC I (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Covers fundamentals of music theory along with a brief introduction to Western art music. This requires students to learn to read and write all notes in treble and bass clef, and all common scales, intervals, triads and seventh chords, using key signatures. They also learn to recognize basic rhythms and write them down. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: A grade of 80% on the final exam is required to move on to MUS 122.

Top MUS 122 LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC I (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An integrated, team-taught approach to the study of Western art music, including repertory, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic components, formal organization, and composition. Recitation included. PREREQS: Placement exam and MUS 121

Top MUS 123 LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC I (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An integrated, team-taught approach to the study of Western art music, including repertory, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic components, formal organization, and composition. Recitation included. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: Placement exam and MUS 122

Top MUS 125 LITERATURE AND MATERIALS LAB I (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Scales, all major and harmonic form of minor, interval drill. PREREQS: MUS 121. Music majors must take concurrently with MUS 122.

Top MUS 126 LITERATURE AND MATERIALS LAB II (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Transpose scores, harmonic idioms, harmonic progressions. Lec/lab. PREREQS: MUS 122 and MUS 125. Music majors must take course concurrently with MUS 123.

Top MUS 135 AURAL SKILLS II (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Aural comprehension of the basic melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music. PREREQS: Students should take concurrently with MUS 122.

Top MUS 136 AURAL SKILLS I (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Aural comprehension of the basic melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music. PREREQS: MUS 135. Students must take concurrently with MUS 123.

Top MUS 137 JAZZ IMPROVISATION (1-3) 
Instrumental and vocal improvisation including composition and arranging techniques. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 140 OSU CHAMBER CHOIR (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A select ensemble of approximately 40 mixed voices. Performances each term. Annual tours. (FA) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 146 WOMEN'S CHOIR (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A women's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of treble choral literature. Performances each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 147 MEN'S CHOIR (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A men's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of TTBB choral literature. Performances each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top MUS 150 SYMPHONIC BAND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
A select ensemble of approximately 80 wind and percussion players. Performance each term. (FA) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top MUS 151 CONCERT BAND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Wind and percussion ensemble of approximately 70 players. Performance each term. Open to all students. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top MUS 152 RHYTHM AND BEAVS PEP BAND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
An auditioned group of 12 musicians who perform at university, community, and athletic events throughout the year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 153 MARCHING BAND (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A marching and playing unit of more than 160 musicians. Performs for home football games. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top MUS 154 BASKETBALL BAND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
An ensemble of approximately 50 players. Performs for home games. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits.

Top MUS 155 COLOR GUARD (1) 
A derivative of the Marching Band Color Guard, this ensemble performs and competes around the Pacific Northwest during winter term. Audition required. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 156 INDOOR DRUM LINE (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A derivative of the Marching Band Drum Line, this ensemble performs and competes around the Pacific Northwest during winter term. Audition required. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 157 SMALL JAZZ ENSEMBLE (1) 
Concentration on current jazz styles. Performance each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 158 LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE (1)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Concentration on current jazz styles. Performance each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 160 UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (1)  Offered in current or future terms
An ensemble of 65-80 players. Performance of orchestral repertoire from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Performance each term. (FA) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 163 ACCOMPANYING (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Piano accompanying and chamber music skills, studio experience and weekly performance class. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required. Must enroll concurrently in MUS 190 or MUS 290.

Top MUS 164 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: STRINGS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 165 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: WOODWINDS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 166 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: BRASS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 167 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: PERCUSSION (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 168 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: MISCELLANEOUS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 169 OPERA WORKSHOP (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
See Schedule of Classes for term offered. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 171 GROUP LESSONS: PIANO I (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Part 1 of the first-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 172 GROUP PIANO II (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Part 2 of the first-year group piano sequence. A continuation of MUS 171. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. PREREQS: MUS 171 [C-]

Top MUS 173 GROUP PIANO III (1) 
Part 3 of the first-year group piano sequence. A continuation of MUS 172. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. PREREQS: MUS 172 [C-]

Top MUS 177 GROUP LESSONS: PIANO (1) 
Beginning Piano I, elementary group instruction in piano skills for non-majors. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 2 credits.

Top MUS 178 GROUP LESSONS: PIANO (1) 
Beginning Piano II: Continuation of MUS 177, piano for non-majors. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 2 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 180 GROUP LESSONS: PIANO (1)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
(Basic Levels - A, B, C). Elementary group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 182 GROUP LESSONS: PIANO (1)  Has Extra Fees
(Intermediate Level II). Group instruction in piano skills. (See Schedule of Classes for section offered.) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 183 GROUP LESSONS: PIANO (1)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
(Intermediate Level III.) Group instruction in piano skills. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 185 VOICE CLASS (1) 
Students improve and strengthen the voice as a solo instrument. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top MUS 186 GROUP GUITAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Teaches fundamentals of the guitar in a small-group setting. Emphasis on practical use of the instrument. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top MUS 187 GROUP GUITAR II (1)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
A continuation of MUS 186, MUS 187 focuses on helping students learn higher functionality in techniques and attain greater ability to perform solo or in ensemble. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: MUS 186 [D-]

Top MUS 199 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
First-year level. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits.

Top MUS 221 LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced harmony, techniques of analysis, musical form, composition. Continued study of the repertory of Western music through the mid-twentieth century. PREREQS: MUS 123 or departmental approval required. MUS 221, MUS 222, MUS 223 must be taken in sequence.

Top MUS 222 LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced harmony, techniques of analysis, musical form, composition. Continued study of the repertory of Western music through the mid-twentieth century. Three lectures weekly. PREREQS: MUS 221 or departmental approval required. MUS 221, MUS 222, MUS 223 must be taken in sequence.

Top MUS 223 LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced harmony, techniques of analysis, musical form, composition. Continued study of the repertory of Western music through the mid-twentieth century. Three lectures weekly. PREREQS: MUS 222 or departmental approval required. MUS 221, MUS 222, MUS 223 must be taken in sequence.

Top MUS 234 AURAL SKILLS II (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Sight-singing; melodic and harmonic dictation. To be taken in sequence. PREREQS: MUS 123 and MUS 136 or departmental approval required.

Top MUS 235 AURAL SKILLS II (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Sight-singing; melodic and harmonic dictation. To be taken in sequence. PREREQS: MUS 234 or departmental approval required.

Top MUS 236 AURAL SKILLS II (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Sight-singing; melodic and harmonic dictation. To be taken in sequence. PREREQS: MUS 235 or departmental approval required.

Top MUS 271 GROUP PIANO IV (1) 
Part of the second-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 272 GROUP PIANO V (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Part of the second-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. PREREQS: MUS 271 [C-]

Top MUS 273 GROUP PIANO VI (1) 
Part of the second-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. PREREQS: MUS 272 [C-]

Top MUS 299 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms
Sophomore level. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 311 MIDI SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS (3) 
Students will develop a thorough understanding of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) language. Using both hardware and software environments, they will learn technical and creative approaches to live and studio MIDI applications expected of the industry professional. PREREQS: MUS 112 [C-]

Top MUS 313 SOUND SYNTHESIS (3) 
Examines the various forms of synthesis used in modern electronic music and audio production. Throughout the course of the term, students will cultivate listening, programming, and analytical skills through the study of analog and digital synthesis. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications of synthesis through original creative projects. PREREQS: MUS 213 [C-]

Top MUS 315 INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Basic terminology, beat patterns, and baton technique. Introduction to score preparation. Philosophy and history of conducting are also addressed. PREREQS: MUS 223 and MUS 236 and piano proficiency exam.

Top MUS 316 CHORAL CONDUCTING (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Continuation of MUS 315. Hand gesture technique, score reading, and score preparation of literature from all major historical periods. Focus upon principles of developing choral excellence. Includes conducting practice with a campus ensemble. To be taken in sequence. PREREQS: MUS 315

Top MUS 317 CHORAL CONDUCTING (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Continuation of MUS 315. Hand gesture technique, score reading, and score preparation of literature from all major historical periods. Focus upon principles of developing choral excellence. To be taken in sequence. PREREQS: MUS 315

Top MUS 318 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Continuation of MUS 315, including types of instrumental groups, seating arrangements, score preparation, and instrumental transposition and ranges. Advanced baton technique. To be taken in sequence. PREREQS: MUS 315

Top MUS 319 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Continuation of MUS 315, including types of instrumental groups, seating arrangements, score preparation, and instrumental transposition and ranges. Advanced baton technique. To be taken in sequence. PREREQS: MUS 315

Top MUS 321 LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC III (3) 
Twentieth century harmony and counterpoint, including contrapuntal composition. Continued study and analysis of repertoire into the 21st century. PREREQS: MUS 223 or departmental approval.

Top MUS 324 HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Chronological survey of the Euro-American traditions in music to be taken in sequence. PREREQS: MUS 123 [D-] and MUS 223 recommended.

Top MUS 325 HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Traces the development of music history from the early Classic period through the end of the 19th century. Major trends in orchestral, solo, chamber and vocal music are explored through lectures, readings, research, discussion, score studies, and intensive writing assignments. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: MUS 123 [D-] and MUS 223 recommended.

Top MUS 326 HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Chronological survey of the Euro-American traditions in music to be taken in sequence. PREREQS: MUS 123 [D-] and MUS 223 recommended.

Top MUS 330 ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE FOR MUSICIANS (1) 
A theoretical and practical introduction to the Alexander Technique, a psychophysical reeducation process developed by F.M. Alexander. The course will provide the opportunity for instrumentalists and singers to integrate the Alexander Technique into their practice and performance, enabling more freedom of choice in their approach to music making. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: MUS 123 [D-]

Top MUS 337 JAZZ IMPROVISATION (1-3) 
Instrumental and vocal improvisation including composition and arranging techniques. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Two years college-level MUS 137 experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 340 OSU CHAMBER CHOIR (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A select ensemble of approximately 40 mixed voices. Performance each term. Annual tours. Students must have two years college-level vocal experience or equivalent. (FA) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 346 WOMEN'S CHOIR (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A women's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of treble choral literature. Performances each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years of college-level choral singing or equivalent.

Top MUS 347 MEN'S CHOIR (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A men's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of TTBB choral literature. Performances each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years of college-level choral singing or equivalent.

Top MUS 350 SYMPHONIC BAND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
A select ensemble of approximately 80 wind and percussion players. Performance winter and spring terms. (FA) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level band experience or equivalent.

Top MUS 351 CONCERT BAND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Wind and percussion ensemble of approximately 70 players. Performance each term. Open to all students. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level band experience or equivalent.

Top MUS 352 RHYTHM AND BEAVS PEP BAND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
An auditioned group of 12 musicians who perform at university, community, and athletic events throughout the year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years of college-level band experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 353 MARCHING BAND (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A marching and playing unit of more than 160 musicians. Performs for home football games; one trip each year to an off-campus game. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years of college-level band experience or equivalent.

Top MUS 354 BASKETBALL BAND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
An ensemble of approximately 50 players. Performs for home games. Students must have two years college-level experience. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years of college-level band experience or equivalent.

Top MUS 355 COLOR GUARD (1) 
A derivative of the Marching Band Color Guard, this ensemble performs and completes around the Pacific Northwest during winter term. Audition required. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years of college-level color guard experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 356 INDOOR DRUM LINE (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A derivative of the Marching Band Drum Line, this ensemble performs and competes around the Pacific Northwest during winter term. Audition required. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 357 SMALL JAZZ ENSEMBLE (1) 
Concentration on current jazz styles. Performance each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level jazz band experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 358 LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE (1)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Concentration on current jazz styles. Performance each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level jazz band experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 360 UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (1)  Offered in current or future terms
An ensemble of 65-80 players. Performance of orchestral repertoire from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Performance each term. (FA) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level orchestra experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 363 ACCOMPANYING (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Piano accompanying and chamber music skills, studio experience, and weekly performance class. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level ensemble or equivalent. Departmental approval required. Students must simultaneously take MUS 390 or MUS 490.

Top MUS 364 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: STRINGS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level ensemble experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 365 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: WOODWINDS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level ensemble experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 366 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: BRASS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level ensemble experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 367 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: PERCUSSION (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level ensemble experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 368 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: MISCELLANEOUS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level ensemble experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 369 OPERA WORKSHOP (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
See Schedule of Classes for term offered. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits. PREREQS: Students must have two years college-level vocal performance experience or equivalent. Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 371 GROUP PIANO VII (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Part of the third-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 372 GROUP PIANO VIII (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Part of the third-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. PREREQS: MUS 371 [C-]

Top MUS 373 GROUP PIANO IX (1) 
Part of the third-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered. PREREQS: MUS 372 [C-]

Top MUS 375 INTRODUCTION TO PIANO TUNING (3) 
Provides an introduction to the science of piano tuning and general piano maintenance. Students will acquire knowledge of the construction of the modern piano and its predecessors. They will learn about the temperaments and the science of tuning. Finally, through supervised instruction and practice, students will learn the skill of how to tune a modern piano. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 378 MUSICAL WELLNESS FOR PIANISTS (3) 
Pianists are offered a body of knowledge that enables them to cultivate mindful, healthful learning and performance processes for themselves and their students. Special focus is given to dealing with fatigue, physical limitations, and injuries. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 399 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Junior level. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits.

Top MUS 401 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 403 THESIS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 406 PROJECTS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 407 SEMINAR (1-6) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 408 WORKSHOP (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 409 PIANO PEDAGOGY PRACTICUM (2) 
A practical application course offering experiential learning and supervised teaching experiences to piano pedagogy students. Serves as a practicum co-requisite for the final two terms of Piano Pedagogy (MUS 446 and MUS 447). This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required. COREQS: MUS 446, MUS 447

Top MUS 410 INTERNSHIP (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides experience in field settings, opportunity to develop personal and professional skills. See school for details. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: School approval required.

Top MUS 442 GENRE STUDIES (3) 
Intensive study of selected genres, such as orchestra, chamber music, keyboard literature, vocal literature, music theatre and opera. See Schedule of Classes for topic. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits.

Top MUS 443 THEORY AND COMPOSITION STUDIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Intensive study of selected subjects, such as analysis, composition, choral arranging, band arranging, and orchestration. See Schedule of Classes for topic. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: MUS 223

Top MUS 444 FOUNDATIONS OF PIANO PEDAGOGY (3) 
Introduction to foundational principles of piano instruction and addresses topics surrounding methodology, materials, and the techniques of teaching piano. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top MUS 445 PIANO PEDAGOGY I: BEGINNING AND ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (3) 
Introduces basic foundational ideas of piano instruction at the beginning and elementary levels. Students will engage with topics surrounding methodology, materials, and the techniques of teaching piano to the beginning and elementary student. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 446 PIANO PEDAGOGY II (3) 
The second in a three-term sequence. The course reinforces foundational ideas and skills learned in Pedagogy I, and continues on to address methodology, materials, and techniques surrounding group piano teaching, teaching preschoolers, and teaching adults. Students will engage in supervised teaching experiences in class as well as in a corresponding lab practicum course which should be taken in conjunction with Pedagogy II. Students must also register for MUS 409. PREREQS: MUS 445 [D-] and /or departmental approval. COREQS: MUS 409

Top MUS 447 PIANO PEDAGOGY III (3) 
The third in a three-term sequence. The course reinforces foundational ideas learned in Pedagogy I and Pedagogy II, and continues with emphasis on special topics and projects preparing students for a professional career as independent piano teachers. Students must also register for MUS 409. PREREQS: MUS 446 [D-] and /or departmental approval. COREQS: MUS 409

Top MUS 451 INTRODUCTION TO ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Survey of the business strategies behind a successful career in the arts. Emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurial thinking, engages students with the fundamentals of the arts "business", and explores ways to influence and shape the industry's future. (FA) CROSSLISTED as ART 451, TA 451. PREREQS: Junior standing and above. For majors.

Top MUS 472 ITALIAN AND LATIN DICTION FOR SINGERS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Presents the principles of lyric diction in Italian and liturgical Latin and provides practice in the skills needed to sing the languages accurately and expressively.

Top MUS 473 GERMAN DICTION FOR SINGERS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Presents the principles of German lyric diction and provides practice in the skills needed to sing the language accurately and expressively.

Top MUS 474 FRENCH DICTION FOR SINGERS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Presents the principles of French lyric diction and provides practice in the skills needed to sing the language accurately and expressively.

Top MUS 481 PIANO LITERATURE I: 18TH THROUGH EARLY 19TH CENTURIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines the evolution of piano literature from the Baroque period through the early 19th Century. Examines individual styles and composers' works in the context of the surrounding cultural and social history, beginning with the birth of the piano and continuing with the piano’s growing popularity in Western European society. An emphasis will be placed on listening experience and the aural identification of landmark piano works. Students to gain familiarity with a rich body of piano repertoire in the historical and social context in which it was composed. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 482 PIANO LITERATURE II: 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES (3) 
Examines the evolution of piano literature in the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will learn about individual styles and composers’ works in the context of the surrounding cultural and social history of the piano. An emphasis will be placed on listening experience and the aural identification of landmark piano works. The overall objective of the course is for students to gain familiarity with a rich body of piano repertoire in the historical and social context in which it was composed. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 485 PIANO LITERATURE III: REPERTOIRE FOR TEACHING THE PIANO (3) 
This specialized area of Piano Pedagogy includes repertoire for piano students of varying levels, analytical skills for evaluating repertoire for students, and repertoire requirements for national and international piano teaching organizations. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 493 BASIC RECORDING TECHNIQUES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
The first of a three-term sequence on analog and digital recording and editing techniques. The first term deals with issues such as signal processing, microphone design and placement, and an introduction to Digidesign Pro-Tools. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: MUS 123 and instructor's approval required.

Top MUS 494 INTERMEDIATE RECORDING TECHNIQUES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
The second of a three-term sequence on analog and digital recording and editing techniques. The second term deals with multi-track recording, MIDI interfacing and recording, advanced microphone placement, intermediate Pro-tools, and an introduction to E-magic Logic. PREREQS: MUS 493 and instructor's approval required.

Top MUS 495 ADVANCED RECORDING TECHNIQUES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
The third of a three-part sequence on analog and digital recording and editing techniques. The third term deals with advanced multi-track recording, sampling MIDI interfacing and recording, mixing and mastering using Waveburner, advanced Pro-Tools, advanced use of E-magic Logic recording and editing and portable ADAT recording and editing. PREREQS: MUS 494 and instructor approval required.

Top MUS 496 SURROUND SOUND RECORDING AND MASTERING (2) 
Survey of the concepts, equipment, and standard procedures used in surround sound audio and audio-for-video, including basic equipment and software configuration, surround recording and editing techniques, advanced automation using Pro Tools, and layback/sync to video. PREREQS: MUS 495 [D-] and /or instructor approval.

Top MUS 499 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 501 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 503 THESIS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 506 PROJECTS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 507 SEMINAR (1-6) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 508 WORKSHOP (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MUS 510 INTERNSHIP (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides experience in field settings, opportunity to develop personal and professional skills. See school for details. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: School approval required.

Top MUS 516 ADVANCED CONDUCTING: CHORAL (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Baton technique, interpretation and the study of major choral scores. PREREQS: MUS 317

Top MUS 517 ADVANCED CONDUCTING: CHORAL (3) 
Baton technique, interpretation and the study of major choral scores. PREREQS: MUS 317

Top MUS 518 ADVANCED CONDUCTING: INSTRUMENTAL (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Baton technique, interpretation and the study of major instrumental scores. PREREQS: MUS 319

Top MUS 519 ADVANCED CONDUCTING: INSTRUMENTAL (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Baton technique, interpretation and the study of major instrumental scores. PREREQS: MUS 319

Top MUS 540 OSU CHAMBER CHOIR (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A select ensemble of approximately 40 mixed voices. Performance each term. Annual tours. 500-level credit available only to students who can demonstrate proficiency and experience to perform at the graduate level. This will be evaluated by the instructor through audition. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top MUS 543 THEORY AND COMPOSITION STUDIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Intensive study of selected subjects, such as analysis, composition, choral arranging, band arranging, and orchestration. See Schedule of Classes for topic. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: MUS 223

Top MUS 546 WOMEN'S CHOIR (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A women's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of treble choral literature. Performances each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must be in a graduate-level program of study.

Top MUS 547 MEN'S CHOIR (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
A men's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of TTBB choral literature. Performances each term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Students must be in a graduate-level program of study.

Top MUS 550 SYMPHONIC BAND (1)  Offered in current or future terms
A select ensemble of approximately 80 wind and percussion players. Performance winter and spring terms. 500-level credit available only to students who can demonstrate proficiency and experience sufficient to perform at the graduate level. This will be evaluated by the instructor by audition. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top MUS 560 UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (1)  Offered in current or future terms
An ensemble of 65-80 players. Performance of orchestral repertoire from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Performance each term. 500-level credit available only to students who can demonstrate proficiency and experience to perform at the graduate level. This will be evaluated by the instructor through audition. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top MUS 563 ACCOMPANYING (1) 
Piano accompanying and chamber music skills, studio experience and weekly performance class. 500-level credit available only to students who can demonstrate proficiency and experience sufficient to perform at the graduate level. This will be evaluated by the instructor by audition. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Should take MUP 590 concurrently.

Top MUS 572 ITALIAN AND LATIN DICTION FOR SINGERS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Presents the principles of lyric diction in Italian and liturgical Latin and provides practice in the skills needed to sing the languages accurately and expressively.

Top MUS 573 GERMAN DICTION FOR SINGERS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Presents the principles of German lyric diction and provides practice in the skills needed to sing the language accurately and expressively.

Top MUS 599 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.



 
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