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MUSIC THEORY (MUT)

CONDUCTING
 
MUT 361 Fundamentals of Conducting 3 cr
Basic baton technique; simple and complex rhythms; score reading; practical choral and instrumental conducting techniques. Prerequisite: MUT 213.
 
MUT 362 Instrumental Conducting 3 cr
Advanced baton technique; psychology of rehearsal; interpretative and conducting techniques for instrumental organizations. Prerequisite: MUT 361.
 

MUT 364

Choral Conducting and Literature 3 cr
Advanced conducting with attention to the harmonic and formal analysis of choral works; special emphasis on performance practice. Prerequisite: MUT 361.
 
MUSIC THEORY
 
NOTE: A placement test is required of all transfer students. See Placement in Music Theory.
 

MUT 112

Basic Music Theory I 3 cr
Integrated course in aural and non-aural music theory including music skills, part writing analysis, counterpoint, slight singing, dictation, keyboard harmony, and computer applications in part writing and ear training.
 

MUT 113

Basic Music Theory II 3 cr
Elementary part-writing in two, three, and four voices. Sight-singing, ear-training, and keyboard harmony. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: MUT 112 with a grade of C or higher.
 

MUT 212

Intermediate Music Theory I 3 cr
A continuation of elementary theory. Chromatic harmony and remote modulation; sight-singing, ear-training, keyboard harmony. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: MUT 113 with a grade of C or higher.
 

MUT 213

Intermediate Music Theory II 3 cr
A continuation of elementary theory. Chromatic harmony and remote modulation; sight-singing, ear-training, keyboard harmony. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: MUT 212 with a grade of C or higher.
 

MUT 312

Integrated Analytical Techniques I 2 cr
This is the first semester of a two semester sequence designed to familiarize students with the rudiments of formal analysis, counterpoint, and practical orchestration for 18th, 19th and 20th century music - particularly emphasizing classical, jazz, pop, and selected world-music styles. Prerequisites: MUT 213 with a grade of C or higher, Theory Placement Exam, or consent of instructor.
 

MUT 313

Integrated Analytical Techniques II 2 cr
This is the second semester of a two semester sequence designed to familiarize students with the rudiments of formal analysis, counterpoint, and practical orchestration for 18th, 19th and 20th century music - particularly emphasizing classical, jazz, pop, and selected world-music styles. Prerequisites: MUT 312 with a grade of C or higher, Theory Placement Exam, or consent of instructor.
 

MUT 314

Introduction to Composition 2 cr
Compositional techniques and the writing of original compositions for solo instruments and small ensembles. Prerequisite: MUT 213.
 

MUT 412

Orchestration 2 cr
The techniques of scoring for the orchestra, band, and small ensembles. Prerequisite: MUT 213.
 

MUT 413

Band Arranging 2 cr
The techniques of scoring for the modern concert wind band. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: MUT 213.
 

MUT 421

Composition I 3 cr
Original work in music composition. To be taken in sequence. Offered by special arrangement only. Prerequisite: MUT 314.
 

MUT 422

Composition II 3 cr
Original work in musical composition. To be taken in sequence. Offered by special arrangement only. Prerequisite: MUT 421.
 

MUT 490

Special Topics 1-3 cr
Special topics in music theory and composition. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours credit when content varies.
 
 

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