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Note: Courses followed by two asterisks do not receive credit as liberal arts.

Applied Music

MUA 1003-1004: Voice Class I and II** (1 cr. each)
An introduction to the study of singing at the college level in a classroom/workshop setting. Required for Musical Theatre majors, this course is also open to non-majors, with permission of the instructor. The classes may substitute for private music lessons during a student's first year of study. Enrollment is limited. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 1009-1010: Piano Class I and II** (1 cr. each)
An introduction to the study of piano for students with limited or no keyboard experience. The classes may substitute for private music lessons during a student's first year of study. Not open to students using piano as their major performing instrument. Enrollment is limited. (Fall)(Spring)

MUA 2071-2072: Cabaret Performance Workshop**(2 cr. each)
Focus of this performance workshop is the successful communication of song to an intimate audience. Students are responsible for at least two songs and monologue material appropriate to a cabaret setting. Songs are analyzed for text, music, and interpretation, including an understanding of historical and societal context. Class structure is similar to an acting class, with all students observing when not performing. Course culminates in one performance evening. Prerequisite: 2 semesters of applied voice. Permission by audition. Enrollment is limited. (Fall)(Spring)

MUA 2227: Acting for Musical Theatre: Scene to Song (2 cr.)
Focus of this class is the successful communication of song within the context of a musical play. Acting skills particular to the musical theatre stage will be developed and explored. Script and music will be analyzed and performances developed using various techniques, including improvisation. Historical and societal context will be explored. Class structure is similar to an acting class, with all students observing when not performing. There is an informal Showing of Work at the final class. Prerequisites:DTH 1000, 1001, and 2 semesters of applied voice. Enrollment is limited. (Spring)

MUA 4475A/B: Performance Project: Musical Theatre** (2 cr.)
The Departments of Music and Dance/Theatre offer this performance project course, which culminates in five performances of a fully-produced musical. All aspects of musical theatre performance are developed and integrated. In addition to rehearsals and performances, students are expected to be knowledgeable regarding the composer, lyricist, librettist, and other creative staff of the original Broadway production. Course requires commitment to both fall and spring semesters, for 4 credits total. Prerequisite: Admission by audition only. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4479A/B: Chamber Music** (1 cr.)
This course will explore ensemble literature for all instruments and voice, with emphasis on performance. Students will learn how to analyze and rehearse a chamber work and how to project musical ideas and emotions to others. The accent will be on growth through interrelation — the interrelation of musicians within a group and the group with an audience. Final concert. Prerequisite: Open to matriculated music students only or by special permission of the Director of Music. (Fall) (Spring) (Summer)

MUA 4480A/B: Manhattanville Jazz Ensemble** (1 cr.)
This course is open to students with the permission of the instructor. Weekly rehearsals will help students acquire knowledge of the techniques and literature of big band jazz. Focus is on growth in sight-reading and improvisation skills as well as the development of musical understanding through experience in a public concert. Prerequisite: Admission by audition only. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4481A/B: MIDI and Electronic Music Band** (1 cr.)
Open to College students interested in electronic and computer-based music by permission of the instructor. In weekly rehearsals, the ensemble collectively creates compositions, improvisations, and arrangements which are performed at the end of the semester concert. Students are expected to practice the works for performance with the goal of continuous progress and improvement. Ensemble members also participate in the technological development associated with the performance. Instrumentation varies depending on the students' interest and expertise, but often includes electric guitars and basses, keyboards, electric drums, electric violins and cellos, and wind controller. Software programs incorporated into performance include: Live, Reason, Digital Performer, and Max/MSP. (Fall)(Spring)

MUA 4482A/B: Orchestra** (1 cr.)
This course is open to students and community members with the permission of the instructor. Weekly rehearsals will help students acquire knowledge of orchestra techniques and literature. Focus will be on growth in sightreading and orchestral skills as well as the development of musical understanding through experience in a public concert. Prerequisite: Admission by audition only. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4483A/B: Chorus** (1 cr.) 
This course is open to students and community members with the permission of the instructor. Weekly rehearsals will prepare for the presentation of works selected from the mixed choral repertoire in public concerts. Prerequisite: Non-majors must audition for the conductor. Additional credit is available for participation in MUA 4488A/B: Manhattanville Chamber Vocal Ensemble. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4484A/B: Wind Ensemble** (1 cr.)
Open to students who play wind, brass, and percussion instruments, and who wish to read, rehearse, and perform literature appropriate for a secondary level wind ensemble. Weekly rehearsals will explore wind ensemble literature, as well as prepare this group for on campus performance. Prerequisite: Admission by audition only. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4485A/B: Jazz Improvisation** (2 cr.)
The course will deal with technical elements of jazz theory, including chord types, chord changes, scales and modes. The students will explore musical concepts in improvisations. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4486A/B: Small Jazz Ensemble** (1 cr.)
A small ensemble focusing on improvisational techniques, special arrangements, and standard as well as innovative jazz techniques. Normally, enrollment in the course follows completion of MUA 4485: Jazz Improvisation. Experienced performers may be allowed to join the ensemble directly. Weekly rehearsals and public performances will be scheduled. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4487A/B: Musical Theatre Ensemble** (1 cr.)
This ensemble learns and performs ensemble numbers from Broadway shows, as well as close harmony standards. The group has at least one performance at the end of the semester. Open to students interested in musical theatre with the permission of the instructor. Prerequisite:Permission of instructor. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4488A/B: Vocal Chamber Ensemble** (1 cr.)
This course is open to members the Chorus with the permission of the instructor. Weekly rehearsals will prepare for the presentation of works selected from the chamber choral repertoire in concert. Prerequisite: Admission by audition only. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4489A/B: Vocal Pop Group/Quintessentials** (1 cr.)
The Quintessentials have the honor of representing the college at social functions both on and off campus. This elite pop vocal group sings in multi-part harmony, featuring the music of America's great songwriters. Most numbers are staged; some are sung a capella. All performances are done from memory. Additional rehearsal hours are required. Course requires a full year commitment. Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite: Admission by audition only. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4493A/B and 4494A/B: Junior/Senior Recital**(1 cr.)
The preparation and execution of a solo recital performance serves as a capstone experience in the study of music. It demonstrates a knowledge of repertoire and an overview of the historical eras of music in the western art or popular traditions. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of Music. (Fall) (Spring)

MUA 4510-4611A/B (various numbers, repeatable for credit): Instrument, Composition, or Voice** (.5 cr. or 1 cr.)
These courses provide options for the study of voice, piano, organ, guitar, percussion, and band or orchestral instruments, as well as the independent study of musical composition. Type of lesson and materials will be determined by the abilities and interests of the students. Available either for 30 min. or 60 min. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of Music. (Fall) (Spring) (Summer)

Music Technology

MUAT 1007: MIDI and Music** (3 cr.)
In this introductory course students learn the foundations of creating music with the computer. Beginning with an overview of computer concepts relating to MIDI and digital audio, students develop skills relating to MIDI and audio sequencing, recording and editing, and sound synthesis and processing. Software applications studied and used include: Logic; Live Ableton; Reason; Band-in-a-Box; and MaxMSP. Students create projects using these programs. No  prerequisites. Enrollment limited to ten. (Spring)

MUAT 2011: Audio Production** (3 cr.)
Starting with an introduction to acoustics, students develop skills in the art and science of live and studio sound recording. Students learn techniques for recording, editing, mixing, and mastering audio using ProTools and other software/hardware. We also focus on the tools for these processes: microphones, mixers, audio interfaces, and signal processors (such as compressor-limiter-expander-gate, digital delay, EQ, etc.) No prerequisites. Enrollment limited to ten. (Fall)

MUAT 2021: Computer Music** (3 cr.)
Students learn principals and practices of computer-based electronic music composition, including MIDI, sound synthesis, editing, mixing, and production details. Students create electronic music compositions utilizing various software (Logic, Reason, Max/MSP, and SuperCollider). Additionally, students learn about the developement of electronic music, and significant composers and works. No prerequisites. Enrollment is limited. 

MUAT 3011: Audio for Video** (3 cr.)
Students learn the art and practice of adding audio to video or film. Topics include the synchronization of digital audio in video, categories of sound material for film, and an overview of the history of film music. Using various short segments of video, students add various kinds of audio material to the video: ADR (automatic dialog replacement); Foley sounds (reproduced sounds that are seen in the film); music backgrounds and sync points or hits. Additional topics include sound effusion practices (stereo, surround, etc.); and the aesthetics of the sound track in video or film. Enrollment limited to ten. (Spring)

MUAT 3021: Interactive Music** (3 cr.)
The art and practice of creating interactive music systems is studied. Interactive music involves music performance with a computerized and/or technological component. We study the development from historical precedents (such as the Synchronisms series by Mario Davidovsky--instruments with reel to reel tape)and to the more recent innovations of Todd Machover and others in the area of hyper-instruments and real time control of computer generated sound and image. Using computer music programs such as MaxMSP/Jitter, Supercollider and Ableton Live, students create working interactive music systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the transmission of information (MIDI and audio) between instruments and computer. Video and other digital media components, and their connection to interactive music systems will also be studied. (Spring) 

MUAT 3030: Audio For Games** (3 cr.)
Students learn about the art and practice of adding audio to computer based games. Topics include the various types of audio included invideo games, the integration of game sounds into play; the illusion of three dimensional space as relates to sound, and the history of audio in games. Using the game engine Unity, students create functioning games with audio components, such as background loops and functional sounds (explosions, projectile firings, motors, and atmospheric sounds, etc.). Popular games' audio components are studied and compared.

MUAT 3032: Advanced Topics in Music Technology** (3 cr.)
For students who have completed two music technology courses Advanced Topics offers an opportunity for further individual work in music technology; such as computer sound synthesis, basic digital signal processing, and the study of issues relating to music production and delivery. Programs studied and used include Digital Performer, Max/MSP, MacCSound, Supercollider, LiveAbleton, and Reason. Prerequisite: successful completion of two of the following MUAT 1005, MUAT 2011 and MUAT 3011. Enrollment limited to ten. (Spring)

Music Education

MUE 2069: Instrumental Rudiments I: Percussion** (2 cr.)
The rudiments of percussion technique will be introduced, with the aim of understanding the fundamentals of correct playing. (Fall)

MUE 2070: Instrumental Rudiments II: Strings** (2 cr.)
This course helps the student to develop sufficient facility on violin, viola, cello and bass to be able to play and teach basic string skills. Prerequisite: Ability to read music. (Spring)

MUE 2068: Instrumental Rudiments III: Brass** (2 cr.)
Students may select one of the brass instruments for study during the semester, with the aim of understanding the fundamentals of correct playing in both solo and ensemble playing. Prerequisite: Ability to read music. (Fall)

MUE 2067: Instrumental Rudiments IV: Woodwinds**(2 cr.)
Students may select one of the woodwind instruments for study during the semester, with the aim of understanding the fundamentals of correct playing. There will be solo and ensemble playing. Prerequisite: Ability to read music. (Spring)

MUE 2090: Instrumental Conducting** (2 cr.)
This course will meet twice weekly, once for work with recordings and cassettes to refine baton technique, interpretation and score reading; and once for a limited number of students in the regular orchestra class. During the latter, students will conduct the orchestra, and the semester will conclude with a formal concert conducted by students. Prerequisite: MUT 2041: Comprehensive Musicianship III or its equivalent. (Spring)

MUE 2091: Choral Conducting** (2 cr.)
This course will explore the basic skills of choral conducting, rehearsal techniques, program building, and score reading. Emphasis will be on the full range of choral repertoire, including sacred and secular choral materials. Weekly conducting assignments and lab work with chorus will be required. Examinations on score reading and conducting skills. Prerequisite: MUT 2041: Comprehensive Musicianship III or its equivalent. (Fall)

MUE 3054/5054: Music Curriculum and Pedagogy I:Childhood** (3 cr.)Philosophy and praxis of the transmission (teaching and learning) of music by students preschool through grade 4. Emphasis on the work of Dalcroze, Kodály, and Orff, along with pedagogy and performance on classroom recorders. Curriculum projects using five curriculum parts—beginning point, song list, yearly flow chart, daily lesson plan, and activity plan (strategy). In-class teaching with critique. Ten hours of observation of preschool and elementary musician-educators required. Prerequisite: Open to music education majors or others by permission of the Department. Must be completed as a preparation for EDU 3387: Student Teaching and Seminar: Music Education. (Fall)

MUE 3055: Technology for Music Educators** (3 cr.)
An introduction to music technology specifically designed for the music educator. Students learn how to create teaching materials using music technology, including printed, electronic file, and interactive software formats. Students create projects relating to music pedagogy for various age and skill levels. Software studied may include Finale, GarageBand, Smart Music, Logic, Band-in-a-Box, and Max/MSP. No prerequisite. Enrollment limited to nine. (Spring) (Summer)

MUE 3057/5057: Music Curriculum and Pedagogy II: Adolescence** (3 cr.)Philosophy and praxis of the transmission (teaching and learning) of music by students grades five through twelve. Emphasis on the work of Dalcroze, Kodály, and Orff, and the use of world musics in the classroom. Curriculum development of eleven domains of music learning. Curriculum projects using five curriculum parts— beginning point, song list, yearly flow chart, daily lesson plan, and activity plan (strategy). Pedagogy and performance of the recorder chest available for the classroom In-class teaching with critique. Ten hours of observation of middle school and high school musicianeducators. Prerequisite: MUE 3054. Must be completed as a preparation for EDU 3387: Student Teaching and Seminar: Music Education. (Spring)

EDU 3387: Student Teaching and Seminar: Music Education** (12 cr.)Supervised student teaching experience divided between elementary and secondary placements in general music, vocal/choral music, and/or instrumental music (symphonic band and/or orchestra). Seminar Class meets weekly to sharpen vocal, instrumental, and conducting skills, practice pedagogy, develop repertory, and negotiate teaching and learning problems. Fulfills requirements for New York State initial certification. Prerequisites: completion of all education courses, PSY 2001 and 2002, and approval by the Office of Field Placement, Certification and Community Outreach. (Fall) (Spring)

MUE 5051: History and Current Debates in Music Education** (3 cr.)
History and current debates of philosophy, praxis, and materials for the transmission (teaching and learning) of music at elementary and secondary levels. Emphasis on the work of Imile Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltan Kodaly, Carl Orff, Comprehensive Musicianship (with its roots in the work of the Manhattanville Music Curriculum Project), and music technology in the classroom. Reaction papers to monographs and articles, including the work of Robert Abramson, Lois Choksy, Avon Gillespie, David Woods, Frank York, Bennett Reimer, David Elliott, The New Companion for Research in the Teaching and Learning of Music, Journal of Research in Music Education, Council for Research in Music Education, the MayDay Group, etc. Bibliography/sonography/videography assignment of current materials. National Standards for Music, Dance, Drama, and the Visual Arts, and the New York State Standards for music. Ten hours of observation of elementary, middle school, and high school musicians-educators.

MUE 5058: Music in School and Community (3 cr.)
Exploration and negotiation of the historical, sociological, and theoretical domains of making music (comprehensive musicianship) through the media of performance of choral song and accompaniment and instrumental ensembles. Experience in the teaching and learning of voice pedagogy as choral practice, choral repertory, music literacy and interpretation within the choral rehearsal, chorus management for children, adolescents, and adults, and the extension of choral pedagogy to instrumental learning (band and orchestra). Eight hours of observation of elementary, middle school, and high school musicians-educators.

History and Literature

MUH 1007: Listening to Music (3 cr.)
This foundation level course explores the fundamentals of music as an approach to appreciation though the study of repertoire. Emphasis will be placed on listening to selected works in order to understand and to identify the styles and forms of Western music from the Baroque period to the 20th Century and at least one topic in world music. Concert attendance is required. (Fall) (Spring)

MUH 2011-2012: Survey of Western Music I and II (3 cr. each)
A chronological survey of music in the western world for both music majors and non-majors with special attention paid to listening for content and to comprehending musical genre and form in their historical context. The fall semester will cover music from its earliest notated forms through the works of Ludwig van Beethoven. The second semester will cover works from the outbreak of Romanticism in the works of Franz Schubert through the recent avant-garde. Concert attendance and directed listening will be an integral part of this course. Students may enter the course in the spring. (Fall) (Spring)

MUH 2016: History of Jazz (3 cr.)
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of, and insights into, the development of one of America's great art forms — jazz. A critical examination will be made of the musical ingredients through listening and participation. In addition, rock music, and its differences and relationships to jazz, will be explored. (Spring)

MUH 2018: Music History at the Movies (3 cr.)
The main activities of the course include listening to music, viewing films, and reading biography. We will analyze three musical masterpieces by Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven and examine popular and scholarly biography by comparing films to academic sources. The class will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art for viewing of materials in the Collection Musical Instruments related to world music. (Intersession) (Summer)

MUH 2235: History of American Musical Theatre (3 cr.)
This course for majors and non-majors explores the history of one of America's art forms from its origins in the 19th Century up to the present. All aspects of the development of the musical are explored, with a particular emphasis on composers and lyricists. Course includes listening and viewing assignments. (Fall)

MUH 2239/2240: Musical Theatre Junior Seminar I, II (2 cr. each)
This year-long course incorporates scholarly research and writing; performance skills with a particular focus on the audition process and study of the business of being an actor/singer/dancer in Musical Theatre, the transition from student to professional. Required for all Junior Music Majors with a Concentration in Musical Theatre. (Fall/Spring)

MUH 3395/3396: Musical Theatre Senior Seminar I, II (3 cr. each)
The purpose of this year-long course is to synthesize the student's cumulative knowledge of Musical Theatre history and performance, while preparing for the successful completion of the student's capstone Senior Recital and/or Project. The course includes student-led seminars in specific topics about or related to Musical Theatre, and provides a supportive and challenging environment for the development and realization of the Recital/Project. Required for all Senior Music Majors with a Concentration in Musical Theatre. (Fall/Spring)

MUH 3001: Music of the 19th Century (3 cr.)
This course offers an intensive survey of the music literature of the 19th century. The musicological skills developed will enable the student to demonstrate an understanding of this period through analysis, listening and discussion of works from Beethoven's last style period through the works of Brahms and Mahler at the turn of the century. A major research project will introduce students to bibliographic skills in music research. Prerequisites: MUT 1033: Comprehensive Musicianship II, or permission of the instructor. (Spring)

MUH 3002: Music in American Culture (3 cr.)
An introductory course to the study of cultural history, this course will examine various time periods in United States History and the musical cultures which emerged from the social influence of the time. Topics will include Early Rock and Roll, American Musical Theatre, Music in 19th-Century Vernacular America, Music in Colonial America, and the Music of Native Americans. (Summer)

MUH 3010: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven (3 cr.)
This seminar examines a golden age of music history, the transition from the middle of the eighteenth century through the era of Beethoven. By studying the works of the omposers, the student will understand the development of classic genres, the changing world of patronage and public concerts, and the establishment of binary- and ternary-based musical forms. Class work will require listening quizzes, two examinations, and a major analytical or historical paper. Prerequisites: Survey of Western Music I and II and one year of music theory. (Spring)

MUH 3011: Music of the 20th Century and Beyond (3 cr.)
This course examines significant musical development from the Post-Romantic composers at the turn of the century to the most recent Post-Modern works in the international style. Coursework will include analysis, research and discussion of the period's important compositions, with an emphasis on the skills necessary for the Music Senior Listening Examination. Requirements include a major research paper on a twentieth-century topic, listening quizzes and two examinations. Prerequisites: MUH 2012: Survey of Western Music II, MUT 2041: Comprehensive Musicianship III. (Fall)

MUH 3014: African and Eastern Music (3 cr.)
This seminar course in world music will introduce students to topics and techniques in Ethno-musicology. After an initial survey of the music cultures of the Pacific basin, the musics of Africa, India, China and Japan will be studied in greater detail. Students will develop a major project based upon one of these music cultures. A museum visit to study musical instruments will be an important component of the course. (Spring)

MUH 3997-3998: Music Senior Seminar and Projects (3 cr. each)
Year-long capstone experience courses required of all B.A. in Music majors. In the first semester, a student-led seminar will cover a number of specialized topics in music and related areas and include a series of comprehensive examinations required for graduation. In the second semester, special emphasis will be placed on helping students to develop high quality senior evaluation projects. B.Mus. in Music Education majors are required to take only the fall Seminar. B.A. in Musical Theatre majors are required to take only the spring semester. B.A. in Music Management majors should substitute MUMG 3997 for the Projects course. (Fall) (Spring)

Music Management

MUMG 1011: Intro to the Music Business: An Overview**(3 cr.)
Required of Music Management majors, but open to all students with a particular interest in this topic. This course offers important insights into the intricacies of a crosssection of major areas in the music business world. Guests will include active professionals in the music management field. (Fall)

MUMG 2011: Music Publishing and the Copyright Law (3 cr.)
This course deals with the acquisition, exploitation and administration of pop songs by music publishers and the domestic statutory provisions and international conventions related to music copyrights. The U.S. Copyright Law is examined in detail.. Required of all music management majors and open to others. (Spring)

MUMG 2012: The Music Recording and Broadcast Industries (3 cr.)
This course will offer an in-depth study of these two major industries in the music business world. Emphasis will be on studying the business practices, strategies, and organization of major companies and broadcast venues. Required of music management majors and open to others. (Fall)

MUMG 2021: Pop Songs and the Music Business (3 cr.)
A comprehensive survey of the ―product‖ of the music business—pop songs, as well as the creators and talent behind them. The subject matter includes all genres and hybrids of American popular music including: easy listening, patriotic, country and western, hillbilly, bluegrass, folk, Latin, salsa, jazz, bubble gum, rock ‗n roll, hard rock, punk rock, grunge rock, rhythm and blues, disco, rap, and hip hop. Students learn about the structure and form of pop songs and lyrics and how these elements have changed over the years; the singers and bands who made the songs popular; how and where new songs were introduced in the early years of the American Music Business; and how new and evolving genres of songs changed the music business. (Wintersession)

MUMG 3011: Contracts and Legal Issues for the Music Business (3 cr.)
This final course in the Music Management sequence of required courses will focus on the writing and reading of contracts relevant to the music business. In addition, the course will consider other significant legal issues and controversies. Required of all music management majors and open to others. (Spring)

MUMG 3997: Music Management Project Seminar (3 cr.)
Capstone experience course required of all students concentrating in Music Management. Emphasis will be placed on helping students to develop high quality senior evaluation projects related to an active internship. Students must execute an internship during the seminar semester as part of the course (not for additional credit.) Students may substitute MUH 3998 for the Project Seminar course in conjunction with a second internship (beyond the required one for the major). (Spring)

Music Theory

MUT 1031: Music Theory I (3 cr.)
This course studies the basic principles used in the construction of music: rhythm, pitch, scales, intervals, chords, and harmonic progressions. Topics include: nonharmonic tones, modes, cadence patterns, melodic organization, and musical texture. Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated music majors and other qualified students. Corequisite: MUT 1032 and MUT 1040. (Fall)

MUT 1032: Keyboard Harmony I (0.5 cr.)
Students develop keyboard skills necessary to utilize this instrument as a tool for better understanding of music theory. Simple tunes will be harmonized using basic scale patterns and chord progressions. Coordinated with MUT 1031 and MUT 1040. Corequisite: MUT 1031 and MUT 1040. (Fall)

MUT 1033: Music Theory II (3 cr.)
This is a continuation of MUT 1031. Topics include: seventh chords, inversions, part writing, modulation, chords with secondary function and an introduction to binary and ternary forms. Prerequisites: Successful completion of MUT 1031 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MUT 1034 and MUT 1041. (Spring)

MUT 1034: Keyboard Harmony II (0.5 cr.)
This is a continuation of MUT 1032 and ties in with exercises for Music Theory II. Prerequisite: MUT 1032. Corequisite: MUT 1033 and MUT 1041. (Spring)

MUT 1040-1041: Ear Training I and II (1 cr. each)
Students develop skills in sight singing (solfege), rhythm practice, harmonic and melodic dictation. Intervals, triads and simple and compound meters are studied.(Fall) (Spring)

MUT 2021-2022: Ear Training III and IV (1 cr. each)
Students study sight singing (solfege), rhythm practice, harmonic and melodic dictation. Triads and Seventh chords in inversion, conducting, two and four part dictation studied. (Fall) (Spring)Corequisite: MUT 2041 and MUT 2042. (Fall)

MUT 2022: Intermediate Ear-Training II (1 cr.)
This is a continuation of MUT 2021, with a greater emphasis on chromatic harmony and modulation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of MUT 2021 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MUT 2043 and MUT 2044. (Spring)

MUT 2041:Music Theory III (3 cr.)
This course is a study of the tonal and harmonic expansion in 18th and 19th century music — modulation and chromatic harmony. Analysis of musical works with regard to form, modulation, and chromatic harmony is studied. Prerequisite: MUT 1033 or equivalent and open to others with permission. Corequisite: MUT 2021 and MUT 2042. (Fall)

MUT 2042: Keyboard Harmony III (0.5 cr.)
This course emphasizes development of more advanced piano skills and improvisational techniques, focusing on figured bass and chromatic harmony. Coordinated with MUT 2041. Prerequisites: MUT 1034. Corequisites: MUT 2021 and MUT 2041. (Fall)

MUT 2043: Music Theory IV (3 cr.)
This is a continuation of MUT 2041 and includes analysis of early 20th c. musical masterpieces.  In addition to a continuation of the study of chromatic harmony, students also study musical innovations such as modal harmony applications, quartal harmony, clusters, etc.. Prerequisite: MUT 2041. Corequisites: MUT 2022 and MUT 2044. (Spring)

MUT 2044: Keyboard Harmony IV (0.5 cr.)
This is a continuation of MUT 2042 with an introduction to score reading, exotic harmony and modulation techniques. Prerequisite: MUT 2042. Corequisite: MUT 2022 and MUT 2043. (Spring)

MUT 3010: Counterpoint (3 cr.)
This course is designed to make the student aware of the contrapuntal elements that are present in virtually all music through the disciplines of species counterpoint. It will concentrate on music from various style periods through two main activities: aural and visual analysis of representative works, and composing music that employs techniques characteristic of these style periods. Prerequisite: four semesters of Comprehensive Musicianship or their equivalent or the permission of the instructor. (Spring)

MUT 3021: Ear Training IV (1 cr.)
This is a continuation of MUT 2022 with four-part dictation and continued expansion of the use of diatonic chords. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUT 2022 or permission of instructor. (Fall)

MUT 3036: Composition and Analysis (3 cr.)
This course provides an intensive workshop in aspects of the analytical and compositional process. Study will focus on creation and development of germinal materials, structure, metric/rhythmic flow, concepts of consonance and dissonance, melodic invention, notation, text setting, color and orchestration. Class sessions will involve performance, analysis and discussion of old and new works, as well as group critiques. Prerequisite: MUT 2043 and MUT 2044 or permission of the instructor. (Spring)

MUT 3043: Orchestration (3 cr.)
This course deals with the study of instrumentation and techniques of orchestration and arranging.. Students will learn to orchestrate previously composed compositions as well as their own original works. Helpful for those entering the field of Music Education. Prerequisites: MUT 2043. (Fall)