MUAC 1521    Keyboard Musicianship for Non-Music Majors 1    1 s.h.

Intended for the student with no previous music studies, this first-semester course develops fundamental piano playing, through the study of music fundamentals and repertoire.

MUAC 1522    Keyboard Musicianship for Non Music Majors 2    1 s.h.

Continuation of MUAC 1521. Intended for the student with no previous music studies, this second-semester course develops fundamental piano playing, through the study of music fundamentals and repertoire.
Prereq.: MUAC 1521 or permission of instructor.

MUAC 1556    Singer's Diction: English/Italian    1 s.h.

Application of the principles of Lyric diction; utilization of the International Phonetic Alphabet in developing and reading phonetics transcriptions of English, Italian song texts.

MUAC 1557    Singer's Diction: German    1 s.h.

Application of the principles of Lyric diction; utilization of the International Phonetic Alphabet in developing and reading phonetics transcriptions of German song texts.

MUAC 1558    Singer's Diction: French    1 s.h.

Application of the principles of Lyric diction; utilization of the International Phonetic Alphabet in developing and reading phonetics transcriptions of French song texts.

MUAC 1581    Keyboard Musicianship 1    1 s.h.

Elements of keyboard techniques, with emphasis on sight reading, harmonization of popular and/or folk tunes, repertoire, transposition, and analysis. All major and minor scales and arpeggios, hands together. Required of all non-keyboard majors.
Coreq.: Major-level applied lessons (1501 or higher).

MUAC 1582    Keyboard Musicianship 2    1 s.h.

Continuation of MUAC 1581; with emphasis on sight-reading, harmonization of popular and/or folk tunes with more extended chords and accompaniment patterns, repertoire, transposition, and analysis. All major and minor scales and arpeggios, hands together. Required of all non-keyboard majors.: major-level applied lessons (1502 or higher).
Prereq.: minimum grade of "C" in MUAC 1581 and Coreq.

MUAC 2667    Jazz Improvisation 1    3 s.h.

Jazz techniques with emphasis on analysis of harmonic progressions, form, style, and performance requirements of the jazz idiom. Classes must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUAC 1525 or a grade of "B" or better on the Jazz Placement Test.

MUAC 2668    Jazz Improvisation 2    3 s.h.

Jazz techniques with emphasis on analysis of harmonic progressions, form, style, and performance requirements of the jazz idiom. Classes must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUAC 1525 or a grade of "B" or better on the Jazz Placement Test.

MUAC 2681    Keyboard Musicianship 3    1 s.h.

A continuation and intensification of studies begun in MUAC 1581 and MUAC 1582, with emphasis on accompanying, score reading, harmonization (with secondary dominant chords), repertoire, and stylistic analysis. Technique: all major and minor scales; arpeggios.
Prereq.: minimum grade of "C" in MUAC 1582, placement exam by the Coordinator of Keyboard Musicianship; admission to Dana School of Music and enrollment in major-level lesson.

MUAC 2682    Keyboard Musicianship 4    1 s.h.

The last course in the keyboard musicianship sequence which started with MUAC 1581. Proficiency at the piano will be evaluated through performance of stylistically varied repertoire, advanced accompanying and harmonization, sight reading, transposition, and three- and four-part score reading. Technique: all major and minor scales, tonic arpeggios.
Prereq.: minimum grade of "C" in MUAC 2681, placement exam by the Coordinator of Keyboard Musicianship; admission to Dana School of Music and enrollment in major-level lesson.

MUAC 2691    Accompanying 1    1 s.h.

A study of techniques useful in playing the piano for vocalists, with supervised studio and recital experience. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 2692    Accompanying 1    1 s.h.

A study of techniques useful in playing the piano for vocalists, with supervised studio and recital experience. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 2693    Accompanying 2    1 s.h.

A study of techniques useful in playing the piano for instrumentalists, with supervised studio and recital experience. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 2694    Accompanying 2    1 s.h.

A study of techniques useful in playing the piano for instrumentalists, with supervised studio and recital experience. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 3732    Brass Methods    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare students for instrumental music teaching relative to brass instruments. Emphasis on tone production, the harmonic series, technique development, ranges and transposition, pedagogy, troubleshooting, and arranging techniques for brass instruments. Meets 2 hours per week.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501 and MUTC 1532.

MUAC 3733    Woodwind Methods    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare students for instrumental music teaching relative to woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone). Components include concepts of tone production, embouchure, articulation, and technique. Study material stresses common features as well as differences.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3734    String Methods    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare students for instrumental music teaching relative to string instruments (violin, viola, cello, string bass). Components include concepts of tone production, bowing, fingering as well as appropriate evaluation of pedagogy. Study material stresses common features as well as differences.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3735    Jazz Methods    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare students jazz teaching relative to instruments and voice. Components include fundamental techniques and approaches for directing small and large jazz ensembles, teaching of basic improvisation skills, rhythms section/soloist interaction, and stylistic interpretation. Students will demonstrate basic performance proficiencies in jazz on their applied instruments and/or voices. Meets 2 hours per week.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501 or MUTC 1532.

MUAC 3755    Guitar Class    1 s.h.

Study of the guitar at the beginning level to explore techniques and approaches appropriate to school music instruction. A minimum level of performance is required.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3759    Voice Class    1 s.h.

A study of voice at the beginning level to explore techniques and approaches appropriate to school music instruction. A minimum level of performance is required. May be repeated.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3763    Percussion Methods    1 s.h.

Study of snare drum, marching percussion, timpani, jazz drum set, keyboard, Latin percussion, and orchestral accessories. Topics include instrument selection and maintenance techniques as well as pedagogical approaches. Designed to prepare students for instrumental music teaching careers.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3781    Jazz Keyboard 1    1 s.h.

(For keyboard and non-keyboard majors). Class instruction and keyboard experience in jazz chordal voicing techniques and jazz accompanying techniques. Classes must be taken in sequence. Meets two days per week.
Prereq.: MUAC 1582, MUAC 1525, a grade of "B" or better on the Jazz Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

MUAC 3782    Jazz Keyboard 2    1 s.h.

(For keyboard and non-keyboard majors). Class instruction and keyboard experience in jazz chordal voicing techniques and jazz accompanying techniques. Classes must be taken in sequence. Meets two days per week.
Prereq.: MUAC 1582, MUAC 1525, a grade of "B" or better on the Jazz Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

MUAC 4867    Jazz Improvisation 3    3 s.h.

Advanced jazz techniques with emphasis on analysis of harmonic progressions, form, style, and performance requirements of the jazz idiom. Courses must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUAC 2668.

MUAC 4868    Jazz Improvisation 4    3 s.h.

Advanced jazz techniques with emphasis on analysis of harmonic progressions, form, style, and performance requirements of the jazz idiom. Courses must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUAC 2668.

MUAC 6977    Philosophies of Music    3 s.h.

Development of advanced music scholarship skills through readings, analysis, and critique of some of the major ideas about music's value and place in society that have been advanced by scholars ranging from the ancient Greeks to contemporary music critics, performers, philosophers, educators, and psychologists. Course takes an interdisciplinary approach to developing the skills to articulate music advocacy arguments. One of three core required courses for all masters students.