MUTC 1520    Materials of Music    3 s.h.

Musical styles, listening concepts, and harmonic technics as they relate to the literature of music. For students who do not qualify for MUTC 1531.

MUTC 1531    Musicianship 1    2 s.h.

Materials in tonal music. Harmonic progression, voice leading, counterpoint, harmonic and formal analysis, composition and arranging.
Prereq.: MUTC 1520 with a grade of "B" or better or a minimum score of 80% on the theory placement test.

MUTC 1531L    Musicianship 1 Laboratory    2 s.h.

Practice and mastery of the fundamental skills of musicianship. Sight singing with practice in score-reading transpositions, aural recognition, and functional keyboard. MUTC 1520 with a grade of "B" or better or a minimum of 80% on the theory placement test.
Prereq.: Concurrent enrollment in MUTC 1531 expected.

MUTC 1532    Musicianship 2    2 s.h.

Materials in tonal music. Harmonic progression, voice leading, counterpoint, harmonic and formal analysis, composition and arranging.
Prereq.: MUTC 1531 and MUTC 1531L with grades of "C" or better.

MUTC 1532L    Musicianship 2 Laboratory    2 s.h.

Practice and mastery of the fundamental skills of musicianship. Sight singing with practice in score-reading transpositions, aural recognition, and functional keyboard.
Prereq.: MUTC 1531 and MUTC 1531L with grades of "C" or better.
Concurrent enrollment in MUTC 1532.

MUTC 2631    Musicianship 3    2 s.h.

Chromatic materials in tonal music. Part writing, harmonization, harmonic and formal analysis, and score-reading transpositions.
Prereq.: MUTC 1532 and MUTC 1532L with grades of "C" or better.

MUTC 2631L    Musicianship 3 Laboratory    2 s.h.

Practice and mastery of advanced sight singing, aural recognition and piano skills.
Prereq.: MUTC 1532 and MUTC 1532L, both with grades of "C" or better.
Concurrent enrollment in MUTC 2631.

MUTC 2632    Musicianship 4    2 s.h.

Chromatic materials in tonal music. Part writing, harmonization, harmonic and formal analysis, and score-reading transpositions.
Prereq.: MUTC 2631 and MUTC 2631L with grades of "C" or better.

MUTC 2632L    Musicianship 4 Laboratory    2 s.h.

Practice and mastery of advanced sight singing, aural recognition and piano skills.
Prereq.: MUTC 2631 and MUTC 2631L, both with grades of "C" or better.
Concurrent enrollment in MUTC 2632.

MUTC 3712    Jazz Arranging 1    3 s.h.

Scoring in the jazz idiom with emphasis on harmonic concepts, voicing procedures, form, and stylistic trends developed by major jazz composer-arrangers. Detailed study of instrumental techniques with projects scored for various size ensembles. Student arrangements are performed in reading sessions and concerts. Classes must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUTC 1532 and MUAC 2668 or permission of instructor.

MUTC 3713    Jazz Arranging 2    3 s.h.

Scoring in the jazz idiom with emphasis on harmonic concepts, voicing procedures, form, and stylistic trends developed by major jazz composer-arrangers. Detailed study of instrumental techniques with projects scored for various size ensembles. Student arrangements are performed in reading sessions and concerts. Classes must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUTC 1532 and MUAC 2668 or permission of instructor.

MUTC 3750    Analytical Techniques    3 s.h.

Analysis of representative repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 and MUTC 2632L with grades of "C" or better.

MUTC 5821    Composition for Minors    2 s.h.

Composition in two- and three-part forms, and other compositions of small scope, such as variation and sonatina. Works are composed both for piano alone, and in combination with other instruments or voice. May be repeated by composition majors to meet requirements for freshman and sophomore composition for majors.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor for composition majors.

MUTC 5822    Composition for Minors    2 s.h.

Composition in two- and three-part forms, and other compositions of small scope, such as variation and sonatina. Works are composed both for piano alone, and in combination with other instruments or voice. May be repeated by composition majors to meet requirements for freshman and sophomore composition for majors.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor for composition majors.

MUTC 5828    Music Technology    3 s.h.

An exploration of the use of computers and technology in music. Applications related to composition, performance, analysis, teaching, and research.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with grade of "C" or better or permission of instructor.

MUTC 5830    Materials of 20th Century Music    3 s.h.

Study of the various elements of 20th century compositions, including melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUTC 5831    Modal Counterpoint    3 s.h.

Sixteenth century contrapuntal style including introduction of species technique; analysis of liturgical and secular repertoire; writing of imitative counterpoint with stylistic rhythms and cadences.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUTC 5832    Tonal Counterpoint    3 s.h.

Contrapuntal style of baroque music including an analysis of examples in imitative and invertible counterpoint; writing two- and three-part inventions and three- and four-part fugal expositions.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUTC 5833    Theory Seminar    3 s.h.

Topics in music theory not covered in regular upper-division offerings. May be repeated once with different topic.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUTC 5834    Electronic Music    3 s.h.

Techniques of analog and digital synthesis including tape composition, musique concrete; advanced MIDI applications such as sequencing and sampling; and digital audio editing. Composition in electronic and mixed media.
Prereq.: For composition majors, COMP 1502 or equivalent; for non-composition majors, MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better; for non-majors, permission of instructor.

MUTC 5840    Instrumentation    3 s.h.

Ranges, transposition, technical characteristics, and tonal features of the instruments. Scoring for large and small ensembles which are available as laboratory reading groups.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUTC 6903    Advanced Composition    3 s.h.

Individual instruction in the composition of larger forms for chorus, orchestra, or chamber ensembles.
Prereq.: Permission of Instructor.

MUTC 6904    Advanced Composition    3 s.h.

Individual instruction in the composition of larger forms for chorus, orchestra, or chamber ensembles.
Prereq.: Permission of instructor.

MUTC 6913    Pedagogy of Theory    3 s.h.

The study and critical analysis of methods for teaching harmony, sightsinging, and ear training.

MUTC 6916    Fugue    3 s.h.

Analysis of the fugal style used in 17th-century trio sonatas and in both volumes of The Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach; writing three to four voice fugues employing imitative and invertible counterpoint.

MUTC 6921    Graduate Analysis 1    3 s.h.

Foundational graduate study of musical analysis. Includes basic techniques of harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic analysis applied to a selection of music literature from the seventeenth century through the present time.

MUTC 6922    Graduate Analysis 2    3 s.h.

Continuing graduate study of musical analysis. Includes advanced techniques of harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic analysis applied to a selection of music literature from the seventeenth century through the present time.
Prereq.: MUTC 6921 with a grade of "B" or higher or 70% or higher on graduate entrance exam or instructor's permission.

MUTC 6930    Baroque Music Styles    3 s.h.

Stylistic and structural analysis of compositions from the Baroque Era.

MUTC 6931    Classic Music Styles    3 s.h.

Stylistic and structural analysis of compositions from the Classic Era.

MUTC 6932    Romantic Music Styles    3 s.h.

Stylistic and structural analysis of compositions from the Romantic Era.

MUTC 6933    Twentieth-Century Music Styles    3 s.h.

Stylistic and structural analysis of compositions from the 20th century.

MUTC 6935    Jazz Theory    3 s.h.

This course examines the process of jazz improvisation and undertakes a critical evaluation of the existing modes of analyzing improvisation. Students will learn to differentiate between pedagogical, speculative, and analytical theory and to apply appropriate analytical techniques according to the musical context. Emphasis will be placed on the development of critical listening and reading skills.

MUTC 6936    Jazz Composition    3 s.h.

Students will study the styles of leading jazz composers and arrangers in the process of developing their craft and their own style. Assignments will include a portfolio of compositions and analysis of compositions by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, and others.