MUS 001: MATERIALS OF MUSIC I, 3 credit hrs.
Fundamentals of basic theory, notation and nomenclature; introduction to writing skills and analysis.
MUS 002: MATERIALS OF MUSIC I, 1 credit hr.
Correlated sight singing and aural perception skills.
MUS 003: MATERIALS OF MUSIC II, 3 credit hrs.
Introduction to part-writing and continuation of analytic skills. The writing and analysis of relatively short exercises in the style of the common practice period are introduced. Prereq.: MUS 001.
MUS 004: MATERIALS OF MUSIC II, 1 credit hr.
Correlated sight singing and aural perception skills. Prereq.: MUS 002.
MUS 006: PIANO LABORATORY I, 1 credit hr.
Laboratory course for beginning piano students with appropriate elementary repertoire and theory content parallel to MUS 001 and MUS 002.
MUS 007: PIANO LABORATORY II, 1 credit hr.
Continuation of MUS 006; laboratory course for piano students with appropriate elementary repertoire and theory content parallel to MUS 003 and 004. Prereq.: MUS 001 and MUS 006 or consent of instructor.
MUS 008: VOICE CLASS I, 2 credit hrs.
Training and use of the singing voice. Course covers vocal technique including breath management, resonance placement, efficient and healthy use of the voice registers, and range expansion; performance practice for the singing actor.
MUS 009: VOICE CLASS II, 1 credit hr.
Continuation of Voice Class I with increased emphasis on both solo and small ensemble performance. Prereq.: MUS 008.
MUS 010: JAZZ HISTORY, 2 credit hrs.
The history of jazz music in America from its origins in New Orleans through the present. A strong emphasis is placed on listening and analysis to learn to identify artists, styles, and periods. Prereq.: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 001 or consent of instructor.
MUS 011: FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC THEORY, 3 credit hrs.
A study and application of the rudiments of music: pitch and rhythm notation and reading, major and minor scales and their key signatures, intervals, triads, seventh chords, and basic aural skills. Designed for non-music majors. Required for Musical Theatre majors.
MUS 012: JAZZ THEORY/KEYBOARD, 2 credit hrs.
A study of the fundamentals of jazz theory and development of basic jazz keyboard skills. Prereq.: MUS 001 and MUS 006.
MUS 013: INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC EDUCATION, 1 credit hr.
This course will explore the historical, philosophical, and social foundations of music education. Students will explore music learning theories, analyze national and state curriculum designs, and participate in a total of three hours of observation. One hour of observation of a music class will occur per one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school.
MUS 015: GENERAL MUSIC IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, 3 credit hrs.
A contemporary approach to the musical needs and interests of elementary school children; designed to acquaint prespective classroom teachers with current music education best practice and methods of integrating musical experiences into the elementary classroom. Open to elementary general education majors only.
MUS 021: RECITALS, 0 credit hrs.
A required attendance course for all music majors.
MUS 049: PIANO LABORATORY III, 1 credit hr.
Laboratory course for intermediate piano students with appropriate repertoire and theory content parallel to MUS 051 and 052. Prereq.: MUS 003 and MUS 007 or consent of instructor.
MUS 050: PIANO LABORATORY IV, 1 credit hr.
Continuation of MUS 049; laboratory course for intermediate piano students with appropriate repertoire and theory content parallel to MUS 053 and 054. Prereq.: MUS 049 and MUS 051 or consent of instructor.
MUS 051: MATERIALS OF MUSIC III, 3 credit hrs.
Study of the common practice period: 17th through 19th centuries; extensive written and analytic projects; study of musical structure through small forms. Prereq.: MUS 003.
MUS 052: MATERIALS OF MUSIC III, 1 credit hr.
Correlated sight singing and aural perception skills. Prereq.: MUS 004.
MUS 053: MATERIALS OF MUSIC IV, 3 credit hrs.
An intensive study of music from the turn of the century to the present day, by means of extensive analysis and written projects. Prereq.: MUS 051. Course Attributes: Critical Thinking
MUS 054: MATERIALS OF MUSIC IV, 1 credit hr.
Correlated sight singing and aural perception skills. Prereq.: MUS 052.
MUS 055: JAZZ IMPROVISATION, 2 credit hrs.
A performance-based course, applying the theoretical concepts from Jazz Theory/Keyboard to the instrument. The major focus is learning to improvise on the blues and the ii-V-I progression. Prereq.: MUS 012.
MUS 056: JAZZ IMPROVISATION II, 2 credit hrs.
Continuation of study from Jazz Improvisation I, moving into altered harmonies, more contemporary scales, intervalic patterns, and compositions. Prereq.: MUS 55.
MUS 057: BASIC MIDI TECHNIQUES, 3 credit hrs.
An examination of fundamental MIDI applications that uses hands-on training to develop facility with current computer technology as it is used in music. After a study of important MIDI concepts, class members work extensively with notation and sequencing software, using it to control the various synthesizers and tone generators housed in the Drake MIDI Studio. Prereq.: MUS 003 or consent of instructor.
MUS 058: ADVANCED MIDI TECHNIQUES, 3 credit hrs.
Continuation of MUS 057. Class members explore advanced MIDI applications and equipment in their own compositions. Final project is giving a public performance. This course may be repeated. Prereq.: MUS 057.
MUS059: ORCHESTRAL EXCERTPS, 2 credit hrs.
This course provides a structured approach to preparing and perfomring orchestral excerpts in a class setting.
MUS 061: STRING METHODS AND MATERIALS, 1 credit hr.
Designed to give the student a thorough knowledge of the fundamental problems involved in teaching the string instruments; examination of teaching material. The student is required to attain a reasonable degree of proficiency as a player.
MUS 062: VOCAL METHODS AND MATERIALS, 1 credit hr.
The development of singing skills and the presentation of vocal performance techniques, teaching methods and materials to the instrumental/general music education student. Required for students in the BME program with instrumental emphasis.
MUS 065: HIGH BRASS METHODS AND MATERIALS, 1 credit hr.
Performance techniques, methods, and materials for trumpet and horn.
MUS 066: LOW BRASS METHODS AND MATERIALS, 1 credit hr.
Performance techniques, methods, and materials for trombone, baritone, and tuba.
MUS 067: SINGLE REED AND FLUTE METHODS/MATERIALS, 1 credit hr.
Performance and teaching techniques, methods, and materials for flute, clarinet and saxophone.
MUS 068: DOUBLE REED METHODS, 1 credit hr.
Performance and teaching techniques, methods, and materials for oboe and bassoon.
MUS 071: PERCUSSION METHODS AND MATERIALS, 1 credit hr.
Performance techniques, methods, and materials for percussion.
MUS 073: MUSIC SINCE 1900, 3 credit hrs.
A survey of music from 1900 to the present. The myriad stylistic and performance traditions of music since the beginning of the 20th century will be examined through readings, recordings, and live performances by guest artists when possible. Not open to music majors. Course Attributes: Artistic Experience
MUS 075: DICTION FOR SINGERS I, 2 credit hrs.
A study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and English and Italian diction. Required for BM voice majors.
MUS 076: DICTION FOR SINGERS II, 2 credit hrs.
A review of the International Phonetic Alphabet and study of French and German diction. Required for BM voice majors. Prereq.: MUS 075 and first-year or sophomore standing.
MUS 078: INTRO TO JAZZ, 3 credit hrs.
A study of the major periods of jazz and an examination of the important personalities and social events contributing to the development of jazz. Emphasis will be on developing listening skills that will allow the student to cultivate a lifelong appreciation of and interest in, America's Classical Music-Jazz. This course is designes for students in all majors except for Music Majors. May not be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Music w/Business emphasis; Music Education; Music Performance; Music. Course Attributes: Artistic Experience
MUS 080: MUSIC IN WESTERN CULTURE, 3 credit hrs.
Introduction to the literature and terminology of classical music. Class time is spent studying the background and construction of works and hearing them in live performances and recordings. Designed for non-music majors. Cross listed with FA 080. Course Attributes: Artistic Experience
MUS 081: WORLD MUSIC FOR MUSIC MAJORS, 3 credit hrs.
This course is designed to familiarize students with music of the non-western world through an exploration of elements such as melody, rhythm, timbre, musical structure, and social function. Music from a variety of cultures is examined, including a mix of traditional and contemporary/ popular music of Africa, North America/African-America, Native America, India, Asia/Indonesia, East Asia/Japan, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. For Music Majors and Minors only. Course Attributes: Artistic Experience, International and Multicultural
MUS 082: WORLD MUSIC: NON-MUSIC MAJORS, 3 credit hrs.
For Non-Music Majors. This course is designed to familiarize students with music of the non-western world through an exploration of the elements such as melody, rhythm, timbre, musical structure and social function. Music from a variety of cultures is examined, including a mix of traditional and contemporary/popular music of Africa, North America/African-American, Native American, India, Asia/Indonesia, East Asia/Japan, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Course Attributes: Artistic Experience, Global and Cultural Understanding, International & Multicultural
MUS 085: MUSIC HISTORY I, 3 credit hrs.
The history of music from ca. 800-1700, covering major works, styles, and composers of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Prereq.: MUS 003. Course Attributes: Historical Foundations, Historical Consciousness
MUS 091: PERFORMING ARTS MANAGEMENT, 3 credit hrs.
Performing Arts Management allows students to explore the arts as a business. This course examines the role of the arts in society, and they will "create" their own not-for- profit arts organization throughout the semester. Units of study include: mission statements, programming, marketing, development, staffing and facility.
MUS 092: ADVANCED KEYBOARD SKILLS, 1 credit hr.
Laboratory course intended to develop and improve keyboard skills of the Bachelor of Music applied major and piano pedagogy major in sight reading, transposition, harmonization, and improvisation. Prereq.: MUS 051 and 052.
MUS 095: MUSIC HISTORY II, 3 credit hrs.
The history of music from ca. 1700-1900, covering major works, styles, and composers of the late Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. Prereq.: MUS 051
MUS 101: CONTRAPUNTAL TECHNIQUES, 3 credit hrs.
A study of contrapuntal techniques of the late Baroque era. Written projects in the style to include works in two and three voices; analytic studies of the major forms. Prereq.: Music major; MUS 053 and MUS 054.
MUS 102: STRUCTURE AND DESIGN, 3 credit hrs.
Musical structure from 1750 to the present. A detailed study of large forms. Analytic projects further develop linear reduction techniques as well as analytic processes to deal with neoclassicism, pre- and post-serial atonality, and similar 20th-century compositional devices. Prereq.: MUS 053 and MUS 054.
MUS 104: ORCHESTRATION, 3 credit hrs.
A study of the ranges, transpositions, and characteristics of string, wind, and percussion instruments with written projects for small instrumental ensembles.
MUS 105: MUSIC HISTORY III, 3 credit hrs.
Ths history of music from ca. 1900, covering major works, styles, and composers of the Modern era. Coreq: MUS 107.
MUS 106: SYMPHONIC LITERATURE, 2 credit hrs.
Survey of symphonic literature as well as smaller instrumental ensembles from the Baroque era through the 20th century. Attention is given to the need of students to become familiar with repertoire featuring their own major instruments, plus their need to increase their familiarity with the standard repertoire in general.
MUS 107: ANALYSIS OF POST-TONAL MUSIC, 3 credit hrs.
Detailed study of representative post-tonal (20th- and 21st-century) compositions with emphasis on the prominent analytic approaches to the major composers and trends in composition; new notation and its realization in performance also are examined. Prereq.: Mus 053 and Mus 054.
MUS 108: COMPOSITION, 2 credit hrs.
Original compositions for the piano or small groups of instruments. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of eight credit hours. Prereq.: MUS 053 and MUS 054 or consent of instructor.
MUS 109: PIANO LITERATURE TO 1800, 2 credit hrs.
Study of piano literature in the active repertoire from the Baroque to the Classical eras. Designed for the piano major. Offered alternate years.
MUS 110: PIANO LITERATURE 1800-PRESENT, 2 credit hrs.
Study of piano literature in the active repertoire from the Classical era to the present. Designed for the piano major. Offered alternate years.
MUS 113: PIANO STUDIO TEACHING TECHNIQUES & MATERIALS, 3 credit hrs.
Introduction of teaching techniques in a specialized field including selected methods and materials. Designed for piano performance majors.
MUS 114: STUDIO TEACHING TECHNIQUES, 2 credit hrs.
A study of the special problems encountered in studio teaching. A discussion of educational methods and psychology as they may apply to the individual student. Designed primarily for the Bachelor of Music student.
MUS 116: STRING LITERATURE, 1-3 credit hrs.
Study of the great solo and ensemble literature written for stringed instruments. Prereq.: MUS 114 or consent of instructor.
MUS 117: LITERATURE FOR TEACHING PIANO, 3 credit hrs.
A survey of piano literature ranging from the beginning through early: advanced levels. Designed for piano majors. Prerequisite: MUS 113.
MUS 118: STUDENT TEACHING OF PIANO, 1.5 credit hrs.
Practical application of private studio teaching, supervised by experienced studio teachers.
MUS 119: MUSIC AND POLITICS, 3 credit hrs.
This class will examine different ways in which music and politics intersect by studying reception history and music criticism, legal practices (particularly censorship law), business and patronage, ways in which music articulates identity (including race, religion, gender, or nationality), and the role of music as propaganda.
MUS 120: SHAPE NOTES & SACRED HARPS, 3 credit hrs.
An introduction to shape-note hymnody, with particular focus on the collection known as The Sacred Harp. Students will examine the social, cultural, religious, historical, and musical significance of the American shape-note tradition, which will be addressed in written responses to and class discussion of a wide variety of scholarly sources. Additionally, one class per week will be a singing lab, which will give students the opportunity to sing and conduct tunes from The Sacred Harp.
MUS 130: DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY, 1-6 credit hrs.
Individual problems, conferences, outside reading, research, and written reports.
MUS 133: JAZZ ARRANGING/COMPOSITION, 2 credit hrs.
Arranging and composing for small and large jazz ensembles. Proper notation, voicing, ranges and various combinations of the instruments and sections are studied. All work is done using music notation software. Projects are performed and recorded by one of the Drake Jazz Ensembles. Prereq.: MUS 056.
MUS 134: MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUEs, 2 credit hrs.
The organization, training, and music for marching bands in public schools. Precision marching techniques are emphasized, as well as traditional formation techniques. Arranging, instrumentation, charting, and drill techniques are covered.
MUS 135: STUDENT TEACHING OF PIANO, 4 credit hrs.
Sightreading of beginning to intermediate piano literature and methods, including analysis of learning problems encountered by students. Prereq.: MUS 115.
MUS 136: MARCHING BAND WORKSHOP, 1 credit hr.
A workshop dealing with the organization and training of marching bands in public schools. Precision marching techniques are emphasized as well as traditional formation techniques. It covers elements of instrumentation, charting, drill techniques, and the "unit system" of marching.
MUS 137: CHORAL WORKSHOP, 2 credit hrs.
MUS 140: VOCAL LITERATURE, 2 credit hrs.
A survey of the basic vocal repertoire and materials suitable for teaching and program building.
MUS 142: TEACHING PIANO II, 1-2 credit hrs.
Continuation of MUS 135. Prereq.: MUS 135 or consent of instructor.
MUS 143: GUITAR ENSEMBLE, 1 credit hr.
MUS 144: JAZZ RECORDING TECHNIQUES, 2 credit hrs.
The study and practice of good sound recording techniques. Work on state-of-the-art ADAT 24-track recording equipment in an actual recording studio. Prereq.: MUS 133.
MUS 145: JAZZ ENSEMBLE, 1 credit hr.
Rehearsal and performance of music written for the jazz ensemble. Open to students throughout the University. Membership is by audition. Does not substitute for MUS 148, 149, or 150. Three hours rehearsal per week.
MUS 146: TECHNIQUES IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE, 2 credit hrs.
A study of jazz in the secondary music program, including improvisation, style, arrangements, instrumentation and organization. Designed for the Bachelor of Music Education major.
MUS 147: ENSEMBLE WITH PIANO, 1 credit hr.
Prereq.: Consent of instructor.
MUS 148: BAND, 1 credit hr.
MUS 149: DRAKE CHOIR, 1 credit hr.
MUS 150: ORCHESTRA, 1 credit hr.
MUS 151: MUSIC WORKSHOP, 1 credit hr.
MUS 154: VOCAL PEDAGOGY, 2 credit hrs.
A study of the physiological aspects of voice production with emphasis on the adolescent voice and procedures that help young singers gain control of the vocal mechanism. Required of Bachelor of Music voice majors and Bachelor of Music Education choral/general classroom emphasis majors.
MUS 155: TECH JAZZ/SHOW CHOIR, 2 credit hrs.
The study of repertoire selection, teaching strategies, and management of successful jazz and show choirs. On-site observations of jazz and show choirs at the secondary level; weekly class meetings. Prereq.: Senior standing in the choral/general music education curriculum.
MUS 156: ELEMENTARY VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATION (K-6), 3 credit hrs.
This course presents opportunities to become acquainted with contemporary approaches to teaching elementary school general music. The value, nature and substance of a meaningful musical education for all children will be investigated. Opportunities will be provided to explore, create, and practice appropriate teaching techniques. Open to music education majors only.
MUS 158: SECONDARY VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATION, 3 credit hrs.
A study of secondary vocal-general music education designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire practical strategies necessary for successful careers teaching in secondary choral programs. Emphasis is on recruitment and retention of choir members, instructional planning; administrative responsibilities; and adolescent personality and musical behaviors. Course activities are structured around readings and discussions, public school observations and clinical teaching experiences.
MUS 159: INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, 3 credit hrs.
A study of the organizational structure and rehearsal techniques of the elementary and secondary school instrumental program. Topics include methods and materials, literature, administrative procedures, rehearsal structure, and educational ethics.
MUS 160: SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC, 3 credit hrs.
Specialized study and/or discussion of selected topics in music. The course may focus on important historical, theoretical, educational, or performance issues, among others.
MUS 161: INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING, 2 credit hrs.
Study of the many elements that are essential to successful conducting, including score reading, baton technique, and problems found in directing student groups. The class members themselves comprise the laboratory ensemble.
MUS 162: PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT IN MUSIC EDUCATION, 1 credit hr.
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with traditional and alternative approaches to assessment within the context of unit and daily lesson planning in music education. Areas of emphasis include the vocabulary of assessment, the CMP model, the domains of learning and the National Standards for Music Education.
MUS 163: CHORAL CONDUCTING, 2 credit hrs.
Introduction to the fundamentals of conducting. The course focuses on the development of gestural technique, score preparation, and baton and rehearsal techniques. A laboratory choir is used regularly for in-class conducting as well as the final conducting project. Laboratory performance sessions.
MUS 164: SURVEY ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS CHORAL/GENERAL EDUCATION, 1 credit hr.
This course will give vocal music education majors a basic understanding of orchestral instruments. The course will emphasize a working knowledge of each instrument's means of tone production and unique characteristics, techniques for dealing with rehearsal problems associated with each instrument and the needs of players in each family of instruments. Pre-req: MUS 163
MUS 165: PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN MUSIC, 3 credit hrs.
A cooperative, supervised work experience that provides training in a field related to the student's major. The amount of credit earned is related to the time devoted to the project. Prereq.: Junior or senior music/music business major. Other music majors may enroll but may not use the credit towards graduation requirements.
MUS 166: ADVANCED CHORAL CONDUCTING, 2 credit hrs.
Continuation of MUS 163, which is prerequisite to this course. The course is designed to refine the student's skills in conducting technique, score preparation, rehearsal technique and repertoire selection. The course focuses on the role of the conductor in rehearsal and performance, repertoire of the Renaissance through the 20th century, and the development of choral tone. Prereq.: MUS 163.
MUS 167: JUNIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR, 1 credit hr.
The study of bibliographical procedures in preparation for writing the senior thesis.
MUS 168: SENIOR THESIS, 2 credit hrs.
The supervised writing of a substantial scholarly paper reflecting the current state of research in the chosen area of study.
MUS 169: OPERA THEATRE WORKSHOP, 1 credit hr.
The techniques of the musical theatre, consisting of lectures, exercises, musical and dramatic study of operatic scenes, and actual performances of complete works. Prereq.: Consent of instructor. Audition is required before registration.
MUS 170: PIANO, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 171: VOICE, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 172: ORGAN, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 173: VIOLIN, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 174: CELLO, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 175: TRUMPET, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 176: FLUTE, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 177: PERCUSSION, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 178: CLARINET, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 179: OBOE, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 180: HARPSICHORD, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 181: CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, 1 credit hr.
Performance of the music literature for any or all combinations of keyboard, wind, string and percussion instruments and/or voice. Public performance possible but not required. Prereq.: Consent of instructor.
MUS 182: VIOLA, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 183: JAZZ PIANO, 1 credit hr.
MUS 184: JAZZ BASS, 1 credit hr.
MUS 185: BASSOON, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 187: FRENCH HORN, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 188: TROMBONE, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 189: EUPHONIUM, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 190: HARP, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 191: TUBA, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 193: STRING BASS, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 194: CLASSICAL GUITAR, 1-6 credit hrs.
MUS 195: MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP, 2 credit hrs.
Intensive study and survey of music methods and materials that affect the modern character of music education in a changing curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of learning and teaching music and the use of teaching aids.
MUS 196: JAZZ GUITAR, 1 credit hr.
MUS 197: JAZZ WIND, 1 credit hr.
MUS 198: JAZZ WIND INSTRUMENTS, 1 credit hr.