Music (MUS)

MUS 101. *MUSIC APPRECIATION I: SURVEY. (3 Credits)

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)

Attributes: CPLA – Core, Pers, Lit and Arts; LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

Equivalent to: MUS 101H

MUS 101H. *MUSIC APPRECIATION I: SURVEY. (3 Credits)

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)

Attributes: CPLA – Core, Pers, Lit and Arts; HNRS – Honors Course Designator; LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

Equivalent to: MUS 101

MUS 102. *MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES. (3 Credits)

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)

Attributes: CPLA – Core, Pers, Lit and Arts; LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

Equivalent to: MUS 102H

This course is repeatable for 12 credits.

MUS 102H. *MUSIC APPRECIATION II: PERIODS AND GENRES. (3 Credits)

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)

Attributes: CPLA – Core, Pers, Lit and Arts; HNRS – Honors Course Designator; LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

Equivalent to: MUS 102

This course is repeatable for 12 credits.

MUS 103. *MUSIC APPRECIATION III: GREAT COMPOSERS. (3 Credits)

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)

Attributes: CPLA – Core, Pers, Lit and Arts; LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 104. SURVEY OF JAZZ. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 108. *MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD. (3 Credits)

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)

Attributes: CPCD – Core, Pers, Cult Diversity; LACN – Liberal Arts Non-Western Core

Equivalent to: MUS 108H

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 108H. *MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD. (3 Credits)

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)

Attributes: CPCD – Core, Pers, Cult Diversity; HNRS – Honors Course Designator; LACN – Liberal Arts Non-Western Core

Equivalent to: MUS 108

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 111. THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 112. INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL AUDIO. (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisites: MUS 111 with C- or better

MUS 113. AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES. (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisites: MUS 111 with C- or better

MUS 121. LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC I. (3 Credits)

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 6 credits.

MUS 122. LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC I. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 123. LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC I. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 125. LITERATURE AND MATERIALS LAB I. (1 Credit)

Scales, all major and harmonic form of minor, interval drill.

MUS 126. LITERATURE AND MATERIALS LAB II. (1 Credit)

Transpose scores, harmonic idioms, harmonic progressions. Lec/lab.

MUS 135. AURAL SKILLS II. (1 Credit)

Aural comprehension of the basic melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music.

MUS 136. AURAL SKILLS I. (1 Credit)

Aural comprehension of the basic melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music.

MUS 137. JAZZ IMPROVISATION. (1-3 Credits)

Instrumental and vocal improvisation including composition and arranging techniques.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 140. OSU CHAMBER CHOIR. (1-2 Credits)

A select ensemble of approximately 40 mixed voices. Performances each term. Annual tours. (FA)

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 146. WOMEN'S CHOIR. (1-2 Credits)

A women's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of treble choral literature. Performances each term.

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 147. MEN'S CHOIR. (1-2 Credits)

A men's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of TTBB choral literature. Performances each term.

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 150. SYMPHONIC BAND. (1 Credit)

A select ensemble of approximately 80 wind and percussion players. Performance each term. (FA)

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 151. CONCERT BAND. (1 Credit)

Wind and percussion ensemble of approximately 70 players. Performance each term. Open to all students.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 152. RHYTHM AND BEAVS PEP BAND. (1 Credit)

An auditioned group of 12 musicians who perform at university, community, and athletic events throughout the year.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 153. MARCHING BAND. (1-2 Credits)

A marching and playing unit of more than 160 musicians. Performs for home football games.

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.

MUS 154. BASKETBALL BAND. (1 Credit)

An ensemble of approximately 50 players. Performs for home games.

This course is repeatable for 3 credits.

MUS 155. COLOR GUARD. (1 Credit)

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 9 credits.

MUS 156. INDOOR DRUM LINE. (1-2 Credits)

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 9 credits.

MUS 157. SMALL JAZZ ENSEMBLE. (1 Credit)

Concentration on current jazz styles. Performance each term.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 158. LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE. (1 Credit)

Concentration on current jazz styles. Performance each term.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 160. UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. (1 Credit)

An ensemble of 65-80 players. Performance of orchestral repertoire from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Performance each term. (FA)

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 162. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: GUITAR. (1 Credit)

A guitar performance group designed to explore ensemble rehearsal techniques and repertoire.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 163. ACCOMPANYING. (1 Credit)

Piano accompanying and chamber music skills, studio experience and weekly performance class.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 164. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: STRINGS. (1 Credit)

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 165. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: WOODWINDS. (1 Credit)

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 166. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: BRASS. (1 Credit)

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 167. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: PERCUSSION. (1 Credit)

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 168. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: MISCELLANEOUS. (1 Credit)

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 169. OPERA WORKSHOP. (1-2 Credits)

See Schedule of Classes for term offered.

This course is repeatable for 3 credits.

MUS 171. GROUP LESSONS: PIANO I. (1 Credit)

Part 1 of the first-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered.

MUS 172. GROUP PIANO II. (1 Credit)

Part 2 of the first-year group piano sequence. A continuation of MUS 171. See Schedule of Classes for section offered.

Prerequisites: MUS 171 with C- or better

MUS 173. GROUP PIANO III. (1 Credit)

Part 3 of the first-year group piano sequence. A continuation of MUS 172. See Schedule of Classes for section offered.

Prerequisites: MUS 172 with C- or better

MUS 177. GROUP LESSONS: PIANO. (1 Credit)

Beginning Piano I, elementary group instruction in piano skills for non-majors.

This course is repeatable for 2 credits.

MUS 178. GROUP LESSONS: PIANO. (1 Credit)

Beginning Piano II: Continuation of MUS 177, piano for non-majors.

This course is repeatable for 2 credits.

MUS 185. VOICE CLASS. (1 Credit)

Students improve and strengthen the voice as a solo instrument.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 186. GROUP GUITAR. (1 Credit)

Teaches fundamentals of the guitar in a small-group setting. Emphasis on practical use of the instrument.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 187. GROUP GUITAR II. (1 Credit)

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.

Prerequisites: MUS 186 with D- or better

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 199. SPECIAL STUDIES. (1-3 Credits)

First-year level.

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 221. LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC. (3 Credits)

Advanced harmony, techniques of analysis, musical form, composition. Continued study of the repertory of Western music through the mid-twentieth century.

MUS 222. LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC. (3 Credits)

Advanced harmony, techniques of analysis, musical form, composition. Continued study of the repertory of Western music through the mid-twentieth century. Three lectures weekly.

MUS 223. LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC. (3 Credits)

Advanced harmony, techniques of analysis, musical form, composition. Continued study of the repertory of Western music through the mid-twentieth century. Three lectures weekly.

MUS 234. AURAL SKILLS II. (1 Credit)

Sight-singing; melodic and harmonic dictation. To be taken in sequence.

MUS 235. AURAL SKILLS II. (1 Credit)

Sight-singing; melodic and harmonic dictation. To be taken in sequence.

MUS 236. AURAL SKILLS II. (1 Credit)

Sight-singing; melodic and harmonic dictation. To be taken in sequence.

MUS 251. INTRO TO ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP. (3 Credits)

Introduction to Arts Entrepreneurship emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurial thinking in the arts while engaging students with the fundamentals of the arts “business”. The focus of this course is the development of each student's Digital Portfolio. Each student will explore the arts industry through first-hand experiences with creative problem-solving exercises, discussion questions, collaborative projects, case studies, and hands-on activities. For majors. (FA)

This course is repeatable for 3 credits.

MUS 271. GROUP PIANO IV. (1 Credit)

Part of the second-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered.

MUS 272. GROUP PIANO V. (1 Credit)

Part of the second-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered.

Prerequisites: MUS 271 with C- or better

MUS 273. GROUP PIANO VI. (1 Credit)

Part of the second-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered.

Prerequisites: MUS 272 with C- or better

MUS 299. SPECIAL STUDIES. (1-3 Credits)

Sophomore level.

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 301. SOLO VOCAL REPERTOIRE: ENGLISH. (2 Credits)

Survey of the development of English solo vocal literature from the Renaissance period to the present.

Prerequisites: MUS 123 with C or better

MUS 302. SOLO VOCAL REPERTOIRE: ITALIAN. (2 Credits)

Survey of the development of Italian solo vocal literature from the Renaissance period to the present.

Prerequisites: MUS 123 with C or better

MUS 303. SOLO VOCAL REPERTOIRE: GERMAN. (2 Credits)

Survey of the development of German solo vocal literature from the Renaissance period to the present.

Prerequisites: MUS 123 with C or better

MUS 304. SOLO VOCAL REPERTOIRE: FRENCH. (2 Credits)

Survey of the development of French solo vocal literature from the 19th century to the present.

Prerequisites: MUS 123 with C or better

MUS 309. *WOMEN IN WESTERN MUSIC. (3 Credits)

Explores the powerful roles women have played in both Western classical and popular music, from the Medieval Era to the present day. Drawing on historical, contemporary, and cross-cultural ideas and repertoire, the course will identify contributions women have made as composers, performers, patrons, educators, and consumers, and will examine why women's contributions were ignored in the past. (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Core, Pers, Lit and Arts

MUS 311. MIDI SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS. (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisites: MUS 112 with C- or better

MUS 313. SOUND SYNTHESIS. (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisites: MUS 213 with C- or better

MUS 315. INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING. (2 Credits)

Basic terminology, beat patterns, and baton technique. Introduction to score preparation. Philosophy and history of conducting are also addressed.

MUS 316. CHORAL CONDUCTING. (2 Credits)

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.

MUS 317. CHORAL CONDUCTING. (2 Credits)

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.

MUS 318. INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING. (2 Credits)

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.

MUS 319. INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING. (2 Credits)

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.

MUS 321. LITERATURE AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC III. (3 Credits)

Twentieth century harmony and counterpoint, including contrapuntal composition. Continued study and analysis of repertoire into the 21st century.

MUS 324. HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC. (3 Credits)

Chronological survey of the Euro-American traditions in music to be taken in sequence.

Prerequisites: MUS 123 with D- or better

MUS 325. ^HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC. (3 Credits)

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)

Attributes: CWIC – Core, Skills, WIC

Prerequisites: MUS 123 with D- or better

MUS 326. HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC. (3 Credits)

Chronological survey of the Euro-American traditions in music to be taken in sequence.

Prerequisites: MUS 123 with D- or better

MUS 330. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE FOR MUSICIANS. (1 Credit)

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.

Prerequisites: MUS 123 with D- or better

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.

MUS 337. JAZZ IMPROVISATION. (1-3 Credits)

Instrumental and vocal improvisation including composition and arranging techniques.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 340. OSU CHAMBER CHOIR. (1-2 Credits)

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)

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 341. VOCAL PEDAGOGY I. (2 Credits)

Provides an understanding of the singing voice and establishes guidelines for teaching vocal techniques. Explores the anatomical, physiological and acoustic elements of singing, providing students with a working knowledge of the vocal mechanism.

Prerequisites: MUP 291 with C or better

MUS 346. WOMEN'S CHOIR. (1-2 Credits)

A women's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of treble choral literature. Performances each term.

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 347. MEN'S CHOIR. (1-2 Credits)

A men's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of TTBB choral literature. Performances each term.

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 350. SYMPHONIC BAND. (1 Credit)

A select ensemble of approximately 80 wind and percussion players. Performance winter and spring terms. (FA)

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 351. CONCERT BAND. (1 Credit)

Wind and percussion ensemble of approximately 70 players. Performance each term. Open to all students.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 352. RHYTHM AND BEAVS PEP BAND. (1 Credit)

An auditioned group of 12 musicians who perform at university, community, and athletic events throughout the year.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 353. MARCHING BAND. (1-2 Credits)

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 6 credits.

MUS 354. BASKETBALL BAND. (1 Credit)

An ensemble of approximately 50 players. Performs for home games. Students must have two years college-level experience.

This course is repeatable for 3 credits.

MUS 355. COLOR GUARD. (1 Credit)

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 3 credits.

MUS 356. INDOOR DRUM LINE. (1-2 Credits)

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 3 credits.

MUS 357. SMALL JAZZ ENSEMBLE. (1 Credit)

Concentration on current jazz styles. Performance each term.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 358. LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE. (1 Credit)

Concentration on current jazz styles. Performance each term.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 360. UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. (1 Credit)

An ensemble of 65-80 players. Performance of orchestral repertoire from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Performance each term. (FA)

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 362. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: GUITAR. (1 Credit)

A guitar performance group designed to explore ensemble rehearsal techniques and repertoire.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 363. ACCOMPANYING. (1 Credit)

Piano accompanying and chamber music skills, studio experience, and weekly performance class.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 364. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: STRINGS. (1 Credit)

May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 365. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: WOODWINDS. (1 Credit)

May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 366. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: BRASS. (1 Credit)

May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 367. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: PERCUSSION. (1 Credit)

May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 368. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: MISCELLANEOUS. (1 Credit)

May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 369. OPERA WORKSHOP. (1-2 Credits)

See Schedule of Classes for term offered.

This course is repeatable for 3 credits.

MUS 371. GROUP PIANO VII. (1 Credit)

Part of the third-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered.

MUS 372. GROUP PIANO VIII. (1 Credit)

Part of the third-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered.

Prerequisites: MUS 371 with C- or better

MUS 373. GROUP PIANO IX. (1 Credit)

Part of the third-year group piano sequence. Group instruction in piano skills and basic theory. See Schedule of Classes for section offered.

Prerequisites: MUS 372 with C- or better

MUS 375. INTRODUCTION TO PIANO TUNING. (3 Credits)

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 6 credits.

MUS 378. MUSICAL WELLNESS FOR PIANISTS. (3 Credits)

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 6 credits.

MUS 399. SPECIAL STUDIES. (1-3 Credits)

Junior level.

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 400. ^STUDIES IN WRITING ABOUT MUSIC. (3 Credits)

Students will read relevant literature pertaining to a selected topic. These readings will be discussed during the class period, serve as a basis of knowledge for the writing assignments throughout the quarter, and promote critical thinking about the topic. As a Writing Intensive Course (WIC), a large portion of the term will be devoted to learning various genres of writing about music, including formal writing and informal, low-stakes writing. Students will be introduced to a variety of ways of writing about music through the course readings and will learn how to tailor one’s writing style towards a genre’s particular audience. (Writing Intensive Course)

Attributes: CWIC – Core, Skills, WIC

Prerequisites: MUS 325 with C or better

MUS 401. RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 402. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 403. THESIS. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 405. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 406. PROJECTS. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 407. SEMINAR. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 408. WORKSHOP. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 409. PIANO PEDAGOGY PRACTICUM. (2 Credits)

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).

Corequisites: MUS 446, MUS 447

This course is repeatable for 8 credits.

MUS 410. INTERNSHIP. (3 Credits)

Provides experience in field settings, opportunity to develop personal and professional skills. See school for details.

This course is repeatable for 12 credits.

MUS 442. GENRE STUDIES. (3 Credits)

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 18 credits.

MUS 443. THEORY AND COMPOSITION STUDIES. (3 Credits)

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 18 credits.

MUS 444. FOUNDATIONS OF PIANO PEDAGOGY. (3 Credits)

Introduction to foundational principles of piano instruction and addresses topics surrounding methodology, materials, and the techniques of teaching piano.

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.

MUS 445. PIANO PEDAGOGY I: BEGINNING AND ELEMENTARY STUDENTS. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 446. PIANO PEDAGOGY II. (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisites: MUS 445 with D- or better

Corequisites: MUS 409

MUS 447. PIANO PEDAGOGY III. (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisites: MUS 446 with D- or better

Corequisites: MUS 409

MUS 451. INTRODUCTION TO ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP. (3 Credits)

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.

Attributes: LACF – Liberal Arts Fine Arts Core

Equivalent to: ART 451, TA 451

MUS 472. ITALIAN AND LATIN DICTION FOR SINGERS. (2 Credits)

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.

MUS 473. GERMAN DICTION FOR SINGERS. (2 Credits)

Presents the principles of German lyric diction and provides practice in the skills needed to sing the language accurately and expressively.

MUS 474. FRENCH DICTION FOR SINGERS. (2 Credits)

Presents the principles of French lyric diction and provides practice in the skills needed to sing the language accurately and expressively.

MUS 481. PIANO LITERATURE I: 18TH THROUGH EARLY 19TH CENTURIES. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 482. PIANO LITERATURE II: 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 485. PIANO LITERATURE III: REPERTOIRE FOR TEACHING THE PIANO. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 493. BASIC RECORDING TECHNIQUES. (3 Credits)

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 9 credits.

MUS 494. INTERMEDIATE RECORDING TECHNIQUES. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 495. ADVANCED RECORDING TECHNIQUES. (3 Credits)

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.

MUS 496. SURROUND SOUND RECORDING AND MASTERING. (2 Credits)

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.

Prerequisites: MUS 495 with D- or better

MUS 499. SPECIAL STUDIES. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 501. RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 502. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 503. THESIS. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

MUS 505. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 506. PROJECTS. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 507. SEMINAR. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 508. WORKSHOP. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

MUS 510. INTERNSHIP. (3 Credits)

Provides experience in field settings, opportunity to develop personal and professional skills. See school for details.

This course is repeatable for 12 credits.

MUS 516. ADVANCED CONDUCTING: CHORAL. (3 Credits)

Baton technique, interpretation and the study of major choral scores.

MUS 517. ADVANCED CONDUCTING: CHORAL. (3 Credits)

Baton technique, interpretation and the study of major choral scores.

MUS 518. ADVANCED CONDUCTING: INSTRUMENTAL. (3 Credits)

Baton technique, interpretation and the study of major instrumental scores.

MUS 519. ADVANCED CONDUCTING: INSTRUMENTAL. (3 Credits)

Baton technique, interpretation and the study of major instrumental scores.

MUS 540. OSU CHAMBER CHOIR. (1-2 Credits)

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 6 credits.

MUS 543. THEORY AND COMPOSITION STUDIES. (3 Credits)

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 18 credits.

MUS 546. WOMEN'S CHOIR. (1-2 Credits)

A women's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of treble choral literature. Performances each term.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 547. MEN'S CHOIR. (1-2 Credits)

A men's ensemble designed for vocal development and exploration of TTBB choral literature. Performances each term.

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

MUS 550. SYMPHONIC BAND. (1 Credit)

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 6 credits.

MUS 560. UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. (1 Credit)

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 6 credits.

MUS 563. ACCOMPANYING. (1 Credit)

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 6 credits.

MUS 572. ITALIAN AND LATIN DICTION FOR SINGERS. (2 Credits)

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.

MUS 573. GERMAN DICTION FOR SINGERS. (2 Credits)

Presents the principles of German lyric diction and provides practice in the skills needed to sing the language accurately and expressively.

MUS 599. SPECIAL STUDIES. (1-16 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.