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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. Pre-requisite: MUT 213.
 
MUT 362 Instrumental Conducting 3 cr
Advanced baton technique; psychology of rehearsal; interpretative conducting techniques for instrumental organizations. Pre-requisite: 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. Pre-requisite: 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, sight 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. Pre-requisite: 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. Pre-requisite: 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. Pre-requisite: 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. Pre-requisites: 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. Pre-requisites: 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. Pre-requisite: MUT 213.
 

MUT 412

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

MUT 413

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

MUT 421

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

MUT 422

Composition II 3 cr
Original work in musical composition. To be taken in sequence. Offered by special arrangement only. Pre-requisite: 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.
 
MUT 512 Introductory Analysis of Music Literature 4 cr
Introduction to the techniques of analysis applied to a selection of music literature emphasizing works from the seventeenth century to the middle of the twentieth century.
 
MUT 513 Pedagogy of Theory 1-4 cr
Practices and principles of teaching music theory, emphasizing most desirable and practical offerings possible. A comparative survey of current systems and materials for teaching music theory and aural skills. Review of materials and methods used in teaching the written music theory sequence and in teaching aural skills (music dictation and sight singing). Includes review of textbooks and technology used in the classroom.
 
 
 

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