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MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE (MUL)
 
MUL 101 Introduction to Music 3 cr
Music, what it is and how to listen to it; basic materials of music and the great style periods of music literature in the Western World. Attendance at approved concerts is required. Fee. Core Course.
 
The preceding introductory course requires no previous experience in music.
 
MUL 235 Survey of Musical Masterworks I 2 cr
This course is the first of a two semester sequence and will familiarize the student with the vocabulary, traditions, conventions, genres and repertoire of the art music world. The course will focus on the "greatest hits" of the concert repertory and other works of a regional/timely interest. Prerequisite: MUT 113 or permission of instructor.
 
MUL 236 Survey of Musical Masterworks II 2 cr

This course is the second of a two semester sequence and will familiarize the student with the vocabulary, traditions, conventions, genres and repertoire of the art music world. The course will focus on the "greatest hits" of the concert repertory and other works of a regional/ timely interest. Prerequisite: MUL 235.

 
MUL 315 History of Music Theatre (W) 3 cr
A comprehensive overview of the origins and evolution of American Music Theatre. The course also includes both general and specific information toward appropriate performance choices.
 
MUL 335 History of Music I (W) 3 cr
Music of the Western World from pre-Christian times to 1750: evolution of forms, styles and media. Prerequisite: MUT 113 and MUL 236.
 
MUL 336 History of Music II (W) 3 cr
Music of the Western World from 1750 to the present; evolution of forms, styles, and media. Prerequisites: MUL 335 or instructor permission.
 
MUL 411 Woodwind Literature 3 cr
A survey of the major works of the solo, concerto, and chamber music repertoire for woodwind instruments. Prerequisite: Upper division studio study in woodwinds or permission of instructor.
 
MUL 412 Brass Literature 3 cr
Brass literature is a music survey course. Emphasis will be on the pedagogical, historical and performance literature of the brass as solo instruments and in mixed ensembles. Prerequisite: Upper division or above in brass studio studies or permission of instructor.
 
MUL 413 Percussion Literature 3 cr
A survey of the major works of the solo, concerto and chamber music repertoire for percussion instruments. Prerequisites: Required of percussion performance concentration; highly recommended for all percussion majors; upper division percussion studio study or instructor permission.
 
MUL 414 Guitar Literature 3 cr
A survey of the major works of the solo, concerto, and chamber music repertoire for guitar. Prerequisites: Upper division studio study in guitar, special permission of instructor.
 
MUL 438 Keyboard Literature 3 cr
Major works and styles in the keyboard literature from English Virginalists through the contemporary period. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisites: Upper division piano study or instructor permission.
 
MUL 442 Organ Literature 3 cr
Music for pipe organ, both secular and sacred. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: Organ majors or instructor permission.
 
MUL 444 Vocal Solo Literature 3 cr
A comprehensive overview of standard solo vocal repertoire within the foundation of historical performance practice of sacred and secular vocal music from its beginnings to the present. Prerequisite: Open to vocal majors who have completed the Music History sequence (MUL 335/336) or permission of instructor.
 
MUL 494 Directed Studies 1-3 cr
An individual project concerned with the student's special interests. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: Department Chair permission.
 
MUL 530 Symphonic Literature 3 cr
A survey of the development of the symphony and related forms from its origins through the twentieth century.
 
 

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