2013-14 Course DescriptionsMUST - Music Theory
Department of Music (CAS)
MUST 111 Elementary Theory: Sight Singing and Ear Training (1-1-1), fall. Singing in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs; major and minor modes, elementary melodic and harmonic diction. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in MUST 131.
MUST 112 Elementary Theory: Sight Singing and Ear Training (1-1-1), spring. Prerequisites: MUST 111, 131; concurrent enrollment in MUST 132.
MUST 120 Music Fundamentals (2-0-2), fall. A review of the fundamentals of music including clefs, key signatures, time signatures, and notation. Designed to prepare students for the music theory sequence.
MUST 131 Elementary Theory I: Analysis and Keyboard (3-0-3), fall. Introduction to analysis, part-writing, figured bass realization, and harmonization using diatonic harmony. Prerequisite: A Music Entrance Exam score of greater than 40 percent or satisfactory completion of MUST 120. Concurrent enrollment in MUST 111 required.
MUST 132 Elementary Theory II: Analysis and Keyboard (3-0-3), spring. Continuation of analysis, part writing, figured bass realization and harmonization covering the harmonic vocabulary of 18th century music including diatonic chords, secondary dominants, and modulation. Prerequisites: MUST 111, 131; concurrent enrollment in MUST 112.
MUST 211 Advanced Theory: Sight Singing and Ear Training (1-1-1), fall. Includes chromaticism and modulations to closely related keys. Prerequisites: MUST 112, 132.
MUST 212 Advanced Theory: Sight Singing and Ear Training (1-1-1), spring. Continuation of MUST 211 with modulations to all keys. Emphasis on development of improvisational skills. Prerequisite: MUST 211.
MUST 231 Advanced Theory I: Analysis and Keyboard (3-0-3), fall. Analysis, part-writing, and figured bass realization and harmonization covering the extended harmonic vocabulary of the nineteenth century including modulation, altered chords, chromatic harmony, and modes. Prerequisites: MUST 112, 132; concurrent enrollment in MUST 211 required.
MUST 232 Advanced Music Theory II: Analysis and Keyboard (3-0-3), spring. Literature, analysis and theoretical concepts of music since 1900. Emphasis will be placed on computer applications in music. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirements for music majors seeking teacher certification. Prerequisite: MUST 231; concurrent enrollment in MUST 212 required.
MUST 233 Jazz Theory and Improvisation (2-0-2), fall, odd years. Introduces the fundamentals of jazz theory and improvisational techniques, emphasizing in-class improvising in various jazz styles and formats. Prerequisite: MUST 231.
MUST 331 Counterpoint (2-0-2), fall, odd years. The study and analysis of late 17th and early 18th century polyphony with emphasis on stylistic composition in two and three parts. Prerequisite: MUST 232.
MUST 332 Forms and Analysis (2-0-2), spring. An analytical study of selected compositions from the late 17th through the early 20th centuries. Prerequisite: MUST 232.
MUST 333 Jazz Composition and Arranging (2-0-2), spring, odd years. Explores the technical and creative aspects required to compose and arrange various jazz works ranging from a small combo to a tradition jazz big band. Prerequisite: MUST 233.
MUST 432 Orchestration and Arranging (2-0-2), fall. Ranges, transpositions, timbres, and individual characteristics of band and orchestra instruments, with experience in scoring for small ensembles, full band, and orchestra. Prerequisites: 12 hours of music including MUST 231, 232, or by permission.
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