Music--Applied Performance (MUSA)

Vertically-related courses in this subject field are:  MUSA 145-MUSA 146-MUSA 245-MUSA 246.

MUSA 114 (s) Studio Instruction

1 credit, max arranged
For secondary or minor instrument, nonmajors, and undeclared majors; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction. Instruction offered in piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, or guitar. Final exam conducted by jury in some sections.
Prereq: Audition or Permission .

MUSA 115 (s) Studio Instruction

2 credits, 8 max
For music majors. Review of fundamentals of technique and musicianship in preparation for MUSA 124 and MUSA 134. Maximum two semesters on the same instrument.
Prereq: Placement audition by committee.

MUSA 116 Concert Choir--Vandaleers

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 316, MUSA 516.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards. Field trips.
Prereq: Audition and Permission.

MUSA 117 (s) University Choir

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 317, MUSA 517.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 118 (s) Jazz Choir

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 318, MUSA 518.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 119 (s) Marching Band

1-3 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 319, MUSA 519.
Open to all students. Performance at home football games and other events and travel to selected away football games; field trips. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards. (Fall only)

MUSA 120 (s) Wind Ensemble

1 credit , max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 320, MUSA 520.
Open to all students by audition. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 121 (s) Concert Band

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 321, MUSA 521
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 122 (s) Orchestra

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 322, MUSA 522.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.
Prereq: Audition and Permission.

MUSA 123 (s) Jazz Ensemble

1 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 323, MUSA 523
Open to all students. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 124 (s) Studio Instruction

2 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 324, MUSA 524.
For music majors in music degree programs other than performance; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction plus convocation/area recital/studio class; final exam conducted by jury. See MUSA 114 for instruction areas.
Prereq: Placement audition by committee .

MUSA 134 (s) Studio Instruction

3 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 334, MUSA 534.
For music majors in the B.Mus. performance degree; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction plus convocation/area recital/studio class; final exam conducted by jury. See MUSA 114 for instruction areas.
Prereq: Placement audition by committee .

MUSA 143 Piano Class for Non-Majors

1 credit
Beginning piano for non-majors. (Spring only)

MUSA 145 (s) Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors

1 credit
May not be taken for audit. The first semester of a four-semester beginning piano sequence. Two lec-labs a wk. (Fall only)
Prereq: Major or minor in the School of Music or Permission .

MUSA 146 Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors

1 credit
May not be taken for audit. The second semester of a four-semester beginning piano sequence. Two lec-labs a wk. (Spring only)
Prereq: "C" or better in MUSA 145 or Permission .

MUSA 147 Voice Class

1 credit
May not be taken for audit. For beginning singers. Two lec-labs a wk.

MUSA 153 Guitar Class

2 credits
Group instruction in guitar. May not be taken for audit.

MUSA 180 (s) Opera/Musical Theatre Studio

1-3 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 380, MUSA 580.
Analysis, rehearsal, and performance of operatic and musical theatre literature. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 200 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

MUSA 203 (s) Workshop

Credit arranged.

MUSA 204 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

MUSA 210 Jazz Improvisation

2 credits
Overview of basic jazz improvisation with an emphasis on style and basic jazz theory. (Spring only)

MUSA 212 Introduction to Jazz Piano I

1credit
Interpretation of fake books and lead sheets in various styles including swing, blues, ballad, Latin and pop. Emphasis on chord voicings, comping, style, and basic improvisation. Recommended Preparation: Equivalent of 2 years piano instruction.

MUSA 213 Introduction to Jazz Piano II

1 credit
This course is designed to expand upon styles and techniques learned in Intro to Jazz Piano I.
Prereq: MusA 212.

MUSA 245 (s) Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors

1 credit.
May not be taken for audit. The third semester of a four-semester beginning piano sequence. Two lec-labs a wk. (Fall only)
Prereq: "C" or better in MUSA 146 .

MUSA 246 Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors

1 credit
May not be taken for audit. The fourth semester of a four-semester beginning piano sequence. Two lec-labs a wk. (Spring only) Prereq: "C" or better in MUSA 245 or Permission.

MUSA 299 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

MUSA 314 (s) Studio Instruction

1 credit, max arranged

For secondary or minor instrument, nonmajors, and undeclared majors; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction. Instruction offered in piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, or guitar. Final exam conducted by jury in some sections.
Prereq: Four semesters of MUSA 114, MUSA 124 or MUSA 134 on the same instrument or Permission .

MUSA 315 Collaborative Piano

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 515
Principles of collaborative piano; lab assignments under supervision.
Prereq: Audition and completion of semester of MUSA 124 or MUSA 134 .

MUSA 316 Concert Choir--Vandaleers

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 116, MUSA 516.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards. Field trips.
Prereq: Audition and Permission.

MUSA 317 (s) University Chorus

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 117, MUSA 517.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 318 (s) Jazz Choir

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 118, MUSA 518.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 319 (s) Marching Band

1-3 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 119, MUSA 519.
Open to all students. Performance at home football games and other events and travel to selected away football games; field trips. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards. (Fall only)

MUSA 320 (s) Wind Ensemble

1 credit , max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 120, MUSA 520.
Open to all students by audition. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 321 (s) Concert Band

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 121, MUSA 521
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 322 (s) Orchestra

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 122, MUSA 522.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.
Prereq: Audition and Permission.

MUSA 323 (s) Jazz Ensemble

1 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 123, MUSA 523
Open to all students. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 324 (s) Studio Instruction

2 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 124, MUSA 524.
For music majors in music degree programs other than performance; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction plus convocation/area recital/studio class; final exam conducted by jury. See MUSA 114 for instruction areas.
Prereq: Placement audition by committee .

MUSA 326 Pep Band

1 credit, max arranged
Open to all students. Performances at home basketball games and other events. Travel to conference tournament. Recommended Preparation: MUSA 119/MUSA 319/MUSA 519. (Spring only)
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 334 (s) Studio Instruction

3 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 134, MUSA 534.
For music majors in the B.Mus. performance degree; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction plus convocation/area recital/studio class; final exam conducted by jury. See MUSA 114 for instruction areas.
Prereq: Placement audition by committee .

MUSA 365 (s) Chamber Ensemble

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 565.
Open to all students. Performance opportunities in chamber ensembles: string, brass, woodwind, percussion, keyboard, vocal, and mixed. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission.

MUSA 380 (s) Opera/Musical Theatre Studio

1-3 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 180, MUSA 580.
Analysis, rehearsal, and performance of operatic and musical theatre literature. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 387 Conducting I

2 credits
Conducting techniques, score reading, and interpretation of scores for large choral and instrumental ensembles. (Fall only)
Prereq: MUSC 141.

MUSA 400 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged .

MUSA 403 (s) Workshop

Credit arranged .

MUSA 404 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

MUSA 410 Advanced Jazz Improvisation

2 credits
Advanced study of jazz improvisation with an emphasis on advanced jazz theory, transcription, and developing facility in all keys. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit. (Fall only)
Prereq: MUSA 210 .

MUSA 455 Keyboard Performance Practices

1 credit
Cross-listed with MUSA 555.
Study of interpretation of keyboard music from Baroque through 20th century; learn to interpret scores, teach, and perform keyboard music stylistically; acquire knowledge of major performing artists and recordings from each period of music. Registration for graduate credit requires additional research into original treatises from each period of music, resulting in the editing of a piece of music from each of these periods. (Fall, Alt/even yrs).

MUSA 487 Conducting II

2 credits
(Spring only)
Prereq: MUSA 387 or Permission.

MUSA 490 Half Recital

0 credits
For students required to have one-half recital. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Audition and be enrolled in at least the second semester of MUSA 324 or MUSA 334 individual instruction and Permission
Coreq: MUSA 324 or MUSA 334.

MUSA 491 Recital

0 credits
Gen Ed: Senior Experience
For students required to have a full recital. May be repeated. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Audition and be enrolled in at least the third semester of MUSA 324 or MUSA 334 Individual Instruction and Permission
Coreq: MUSA 334.

MUSA 492 Elective Half Recital

0 credits
For students who wish to present an elective half recital. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Audition and Permission
Coreq: MUSA 324 or MUSA 334 .

MUSA 493 Elective Recital

0 credits
For students who and wish to present an elective full recital. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Audition and Permission
Coreq: MUSA 324 or MUSA 334 .

MUSA 499 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

MUSA 500 Master's Research and Thesis

Credit arranged.

MUSA 501 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

MUSA 502 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

MUSA 503 (s) Workshop

Credit arranged.

MUSA 504 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

MUSA 505 (s) Professional Development

Credit arranged.

MUSA 514 (s) Studio Instruction

1 credit, max arranged
For secondary or minor instrument, nonmajors, and undeclared majors; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction. Instruction offered in piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, or guitar. Final exam conducted by jury in some sections.

MUSA 515 Collaborative Piano

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 315
Principles of collaborative piano; lab assignments under supervision.
Prereq: Audition and completion of semester of MUSA 124 or MUSA 134 .

MUSA 516 Concert Choir--Vandaleers

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 116, MUSA 316.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards. Field trips.
Prereq: Audition and Permission.

MUSA 517 (s) University Chorus

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 117, MUSA 317.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 518 (s) Jazz Choir

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 118, MUSA 318.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 519 (s) Marching Band

1-3 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 119, MUSA 319.
Open to all students. Performance at home football games and other events and travel to selected away football games; field trips. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards. (Fall only)

MUSA 520 (s) Wind Ensemble

1 credit , max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 120, MUSA 320.
Open to all students by audition. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 521 (s) Concert Band

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 121, MUSA 321
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 522 (s) Orchestra

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 122, MUSA 322.
Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.
Prereq: Audition and Permission.

MUSA 523 (s) Jazz Ensemble

1 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 123, MUSA 323
Open to all students. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 524 (s) Individual Instruction

2 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 124, MUSA 324.
For music majors in music degree programs other than performance; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction plus convocation/area recital/studio class; final exam conducted by jury. See MUSA 114 for instruction areas.
Prereq: Placement audition by committee .

MUSA 534 (s) Individual Instruction

3 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 134, MUSA 334.
For music majors in the B.Mus. performance degree; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction plus convocation/area recital/studio class; final exam conducted by jury. See MUSA 114 for instruction areas.
Prereq: Placement audition by committee .

MUSA 555 Keyboard Performance Practices

1 credit
Joint-listed with MUSA 455.
Study of interpretation of keyboard music from Baroque through 20th century; learn to interpret scores, teach, and perform keyboard music stylistically; acquire knowledge of major performing artists and recordings from each period of music. Registration for graduate credit requires additional research into original treatises from each period of music, resulting in the editing of a piece of music from each of these periods. (Fall, Alt/even yrs).

MUSA 565 (s) Chamber Ensemble

1 credit, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 365.
Open to all students. Performance opportunities in chamber ensembles: string, brass, woodwind, percussion, keyboard, vocal, and mixed. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission.

MUSA 580 (s) Opera/Musical Theatre Studio

1-3 credits, max arranged
Joint-listed with MUSA 180, MUSA 380.
Analysis, rehearsal, and performance of operatic and musical theatre literature. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission .

MUSA 587 (s) Advanced Conducting

1-2 credits, max arranged
Advanced score study, baton technique, expressive gestures for conductors.
Prereq: Undergraduate conducting course.

MUSA 590 (s) Elective Master's Recital

0 credits
For students whose emphasis is other than performance. May be repeated. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Audition and Permission of committee
Coreq: MUSA 524 .

MUSA 591 (s) Required Master's Recital

0 credits
For students whose emphasis is in performance. May be repeated. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Audition and Permission of committee
Coreq: MUSA 524 or MUSA 534 .

MUSA 599 (s) Research

Credit arranged
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.
Prereq: Permission.