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[1] Graduate Courses in Music (MUS)

5110/5210/5310 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN MUSIC EDUCATION Problems in music education, to be determined by the student(s) enrolled. On demand. May be repeated for credit, subject to department approval.

5205 VOCAL LITERATURE I Solo vocal literature from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis upon the style,
interpretation, and performance of solo materials for all voice classifications. On demand.

5206 MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES Techniques, development, and teaching methods as applied to the school
marching band. Prerequisite: Senior level or graduate standing. Fall, summer.

5207 VOCAL LITERATURE II Operatic literature from 1600 to the present. Emphasis on historical style
development, role analysis, and performance traditions. On demand.

5208 GRADUATE MUSICIANSHIP Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the UCA Graduate Musicianship Diagnostic Examination. An intensive review of ear training and sight singing. This course does NOT count toward a graduate degree, but DOES fulfill the requirement to carry 9 hours of credit. Spring.

5311 INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ANALYSIS Upper-level music theory elective. The course focuses on the interaction of harmony and counterpoint as the underlying basis of common practice tonal music. Emphasis on analysis at surface and reductive levels. Methods of instruction are lecture and discussion. Prerequisites: MUS 1230-1233, 2430-2431. Offered once per year, as required.

5315 INTRODUCTION TO KODALY Introduction to the Kodaly approach to music education. Includes classes in solfege and musicianship, pedagogy, repertoire, song analysis, as well as practicum. Emphasis on lower elementary grades. Prerequisites: MUS 3304, 3305, 3306, 3308 or undergraduate degree in music education. Summer.

5316 MUSIC THEORY REVIEW ANALYSIS Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by Graduate Music Theory Entrance Examination. Emphasizes partwriting, analysis, form, and harmonization, combined with aural training and counterpoint. Not for degree credit toward MM in Theory. Prerequisite: MUS 2431 or equivalent. On demand.

5317 MUSIC HISTORY REVIEW Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by the UCA Graduate Music History Diagnostic Examination. A survey of Western music history from the Carolingian era through the twentieth century. This course does NOT count toward a graduate degree, but DOES fulfill the requirement to carry 9 hours of credit. A grade of A or B is required before enrolling in 6300-level music history seminars.

5325 ORFF-SCHULWERK METHODOLOGY, LEVEL I Basic Orff elemental musicianship, including study of pentatonic melodies, ostinati, bordun accompaniments, and elemental forms; soprano recorder techniques; classroom application, technique, and improvisation; basic movement skills and classroom application, and folkdance. Prerequisite(s): Bachelor's degree in music. Offered once every summer.

5326 ORFF-SCHULWERK METHODOLOGY, LEVEL II Continued skill development building on Level I with emphasis on teaching improvisation in the diatonic modes and scales; addition of alto recorder, arranging and composition using major and minor scales and more advanced ostinato structures, mixed meters, bordun and chord accompaniments, as well as continued development in movement with classroom applications. Prerequisite: MUS 5325. Summer.

5327 ORFF-SCHULWERK METHODOLOGY, LEVEL III Advanced skill development building on Level II with emphasis on Orff classroom orchestration techniques in the diatonic modes and scales; implementation of all recorder voices in arranging and composition using major and minor scales and more advanced ostinato structures, mixed meters, bordun and chord accompaniments, as well as continued development in movement with classroom applications. Teaching practicum, required for certification. Prerequisite: MUS 5326. Once every summer.

6105/6205/6305 DIRECTED GRADUATE STUDY Directed individual or group study. Subject selected by the student(s). On demand. May be repeated for credit, subject to department approval.

6199/6299/6399/6499/6599/6699 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH This course is intended to meet the thesis requirement for the degree in music theory. Topics are chosen in consultation with the advisor. Variable credit. May be repeated for credit. Only six hours may be applied toward the degree. On demand.

6200 GRADUATE RECITAL Preparation and performance of a public recital, to be evaluated by a faculty jury. Required for the MM degrees in Performance and Conducting. Every semester.

6203 INSTRUMENTAL LITERATURE I Literature for all performance levels: solos, chamber music, large ensembles, orchestral excerpts, and related materials. Concentration on the student's area of specialization. On demand.

6206 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING Advanced instrumental conducting techniques learned through study of selected wind and orchestral compositions and score analysis. Extensive analysis of individual style. Required for MM/Instrumental Conducting. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in conducting.

6207 CHORAL CONDUCTING An intensive study of conducting techniques and the problems related to the rehearsal and performance of choral literature of all styles, historical periods, and voicings. Prerequisite: Graduate status. On demand.

6208 INSTRUMENTAL LITERATURE II Continuation of Instrumental Literature I. Required for MM/Instrumental Conducting. On demand.

6210 CHORAL LITERATURE I Survey of early choral literature from the Renaissance through the Baroque era. On demand.

6211 CHORAL LITERATURE II Survey of literature from the Classical period through the present. On demand.

6212 ADVANCED VOCAL PEDAGOGY The physiological and psychological aspects of voice teaching techniques considered from a historical, evolutionary, and comparative point of view. Covers diagnostic and corrective procedures. Culminates in a graduate project. On demand.

6213 INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY AND REPERTOIRE I Study and analysis of instrumental pedagogical literature, etudes, methods, related textbooks, and educational materials; survey of schools of performance and instruction. Concentration on the student's area of specialization. On demand.

6214 INSTRUMENTAL PEDAGOGY AND REPERTOIRE II Continuation of Instrumental Pedagogy and
Repertoire I. Required for MM/Performance degree. On demand.

6215 SEMINAR IN PIANO LITERATURE I Piano literature from the early Baroque era through Beethoven's time. Music written for keyboard instruments prior to the invention of the piano will also be examined. Analysis and performance of specific keyboard compositions by selected composers. On demand.

6216 SEMINAR IN PIANO LITERATURE II Piano literature from Schubert's time to the present. Analysis and performance of specific compositions by selected composers. On demand.

6217 ADVANCED PIANO PEDAGOGY The pedagogy of piano at all levels from beginning to advanced. Emphasis on teaching piano to the advanced high school and college level student. On demand.

6301 MUSIC THEORY REVIEW AND ANALYSIS Designed to satisfy deficiencies indicated by Graduate Music Theory Entrance Examination. Emphasizes partwriting, analysis, form, and harmonization, combined with aural training and counterpoint. Prerequisite: MUS 2431 or equivalent. On demand.

6302 ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSIC Examination of representative
twentieth-century analytical and compositional techniques, including set theory. Includes12-tone theory, polyharmony, linear counterpoint, multi-rhythms, and aleatoric devices. Prerequisite: MUS 2431. On demand.

6303 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC EDUCATION Historical, philosophical, and psychological foundations of music education; the application of the principles of education to the music program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music education. On demand.

6304 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MUSIC EDUCATION Educational principles, methods, and materials in music education. Major emphasis on current trends in educational thought and their implications for music education. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music education; MUS 6303 is recommended but may be taken out of sequence with 6304.

6306 THESIS RESEARCH I Choosing a thesis topic, beginning literature review, writing and submitting thesis.

6307 THESIS RESEARCH II This phase of the thesis process includes the writing and defense of the thesis. Prerequisite: MUS 6306. On demand.

6310 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING PRACTICUM This course is designed to improve the student's technical and musical background in conducting. The student will transfer this knowledge to practical application with a performing group. This course should be taken one semester before or concurrent with the final recital. On demand.

6311 SCORE READING Skills involved in reading scores, and transferring these skills to successful performances. On demand.

6312 CHORAL CONDUCTING PRACTICUM Conducting techniques and the problems related to the rehearsal and performance of choral literature of all styles, historical periods, and voicings. Supervised conducting experience with a choral ensemble. On demand.

6313 MUSIC RESEARCH AND BIBLIOGRAPHY Methods of musicological inquiry. Introduction to standard bibliography. Prerequisite: Graduate status. On demand.

6314 SEMINAR IN MUSIC THEORY Speculative studies relating to the field of music theory; group and individual investigations into unique and general problems of musical structure, materials, organizations, aesthetics, and analytical systems. On demand. May be repeated for credit, subject to department approval.

6315 THEORY PEDAGOGY I Philosophies, procedures, techniques, and materials used in teaching theory at the high school and college level. On demand.

6316 THEORY PEDAGOGY II Observation, practice, and supervised teaching of freshman and sophomore classes. On demand.

6317 ANALYSIS OF MUSIC OF THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES Intensive analysis of works written in the larger forms from the 18th and 19th centuries. On demand.

6318 MUSIC IN THE ROMANTIC PERIOD Seminar in European art music of the Romantic era. Prerequisite: Graduate status. On demand.

6319 MUSIC IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Seminar in the background and history of Western music since 1900. Post-romanticism, nationalism, styles related to folk idioms, neo-classicism, and later trends in contemporary music. Prerequisite: Graduate status. On demand.

6320 MUSIC IN THE CLASSICAL PERIOD Seminar in the emergence and development of classical style in Western art music, 1700-1800. Prerequisite: Graduate status. On demand.

6321 MUSIC IN THE BAROQUE ERA Seminar in European music from 1600 to 1750. Prerequisite: Graduate status. On demand.

6322 MUSIC IN THE RENAISSANCE Seminar in European art music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Prerequisite: Graduate status. On demand.

6323 HISTORY OF WOMEN IN MUSIC This course will survey musical achievements of women in music and examine the historical context which shaped their artistic development. The class will encompass the medieval period through the twentieth century and use representative examples of music written by women composers and performers from each of these historical periods. These will include medieval chant, renaissance song, German lieder, salon music, opera, and chamber music. Course prerequisites are graduate status in music or senior level hours completed with a 3.5 GPA or above. Course offered in even numbered spring semesters.

6324 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN MUSIC EDUCATION Focuses on discovering, citing, understanding, and interpreting materials in print, online, and recorded sources for music education research. Introduces students to basic terminology of research methodologies used in music education research. Summer, Fall or Spring.

6325 PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF RESEARCH IN MUSIC EDUCATION Focuses on understanding and interpreting published music education research. Students will synthesize results gleaned from research studies and disseminated research in a more friendly practitioner's vernacular. Prerequisite: MUS 6324. Offered possibly once a year in summer.