MUS 501 Survey of Music Theory (3)
This course will present an overview of the field of music theory, with a particular emphasis on its history and philosophy. Students will utilize a variety of analytical procedures, and will investigate the various techniques for teaching theory and musicianship. (Even, Fall)
MUS 518 Music in the Medieval and Renaissance (3)
This course is intended to discuss the development of Western music from the Ancient musical and cultural traditions to the end of the sixteenth century. It will emphasize the study of vocal and instrumental music, including major composers, forms, and styles of composition.
MUS 519 Music in the Baroque Period (3)
This course is intended to provide students an extensive overview of the vocal and instrumental music of the Baroque style from 1600 to 1750. It will investigate the musical developments, concepts, composers, and historical issues of the Baroque period and the impact it caused in subsequent generations.
MUS 520 Music in the Classic Period (3)
This course emphasizes a survey of music during the Classical period of Western music history. The study concentrates upon the development of Eighteenth-Century homophonic styles and progresses through the compositions of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. (Even, Fall)
MUS 521 Music in the Nineteenth Century (3)
A study of major stylistic trends, genres, and leading personalities in the development of Nineteenth Century Romanticism in Western art music. (Odd, Spring)
MUS 522 Music in the Twentieth Century (3)
This course is a survey of styles and trends in music from 1900 to the present. Emphasis is placed upon both major and minor composers and their contributions in light of social-cultural developments during the century. (Odd, Fall)
MUS 524 Music in World Cultures (3)
The development of traditional and classical music in non-Western cultures around the world. The course serves as an introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology and the study of music as human behavior. Parallels MUS 325 and requires an extended research or instrument building project. (Even, Spring)
MUS 526 Organ Literature (3)
A chronological survey of works written for organ. The survey includes instruments available to the composers at the time they were writing and stylistic characteristics of different regions in Europe in regards to organ literature.
MUS 530 Special Topics in Musicology (3)
This course is intended to provide students an in-depth discussion of specific topics in musicology. It will concentrate on the history of particular composers, musical developments, and other musicological concepts.
MUS 540 History and Philosophy of Music Education (3)
This course will examine the historical and philosophical foundation of music education. Through lectures and discussion, elements of aesthetics will be addressed and the relationship of aesthetic education to music will be examined. (Odd, Fall)
MUS 541 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy (3)
A study of methods and approaches to piano instruction from beginning to elementary levels of study. Includes practice teaching. Every three semesters.
MUS 542 Voice Research and Pedagogy (3)
This course surveys historical, empirical, and experimental research in singing and the singing voice past, present, and future. The effects of past voice research on the teaching and art of singing are explored. Students participate in a variety of research projects using currently accepted methods to examine the vocal tract in use. (Even, Spring)
MUS 543 Advanced Conducting (3)
This course is designed to further develop the skill of conducting and rehearsal techniques for an ensemble conductor. Emphasis will be placed on stylistic development, score study and preparation, and verbal and visual communication. (Odd, Fall)
MUS 544 Methods of Research in Music (3)
This course will provide the opportunity for each student to become familiar with the basic concepts and techniques for research methodology in music. Research techniques in the historical, experimental, descriptive, philosophical, and analytical classifications will be examined. (Odd, Spring)
MUS 545 Instrumental Methods and Literature (3)
This course will examine literature and techniques of teaching, organization, and supervision of the public school band program. Discussion, lectures and various projects will be used to address the concerns of the instrumental music program. Literature from transcriptions to contemporary band scores will be examined. Various pedagogical approaches will be investigated. (Odd, Spring)
MUS 546 Choral Methods and Literature (3)
An examination of strategies for working with choral groups, including rehearsal planning, rehearsal techniques, choral warm-ups, developing choral musicianship, audition procedures, seating arrangements, score preparation, concert planning, etc. Survey of (secular) choral music past and present. (Even, Fall)
MUS 547 Current Methodologies and Assessment in Music Education (3)
This course will examine various major methodologies in music education in use today, including Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Gordon, Gardner and others. In addition, participants will examine methods for teaching Arts and Humanities. All of these methods will be studied within the context of their application to current school issues. Assessment, an integral part of the education process, will also be considered in terms of specific methodology in music and arts education. (Even, Spring)
MUS 548 Piano Literature (3)
This course will survey the literature for solo piano beginning with the earliest music for stringed keyboard instruments and extending to the present day.
MUS 549 Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Piano (3)
This course will examine piano teaching from intermediate to advanced levels of study and explore piano technique and its physiological and psychological implications for more advancing students.
MUS 558 Ministry of Music I: Foundations (3)
This course is a general survey of the Bible as the basis for ministry in general and music ministry in particular, based on investigation of biblical and theological issues related to church music ministry. The study will also incorporate an overview of historical aspects that impinge upon contemporary church music ministry.
MUS 559 Ministry of Music II: Applications (3)
This course is an examination of contemporary issues in music ministry with children, youth, and adults including a survey of new sacred music literature, extending the music ministry through specialized ensembles, activities, and other music experiences for children, youth, and adults.
MUS 560 Issues in Church Music (3)
This course will examine a wide range of current topics in church music and provide the students an in-depth discussion of these selected issues. Extensive readings will be required.
MUS 566 Studies in Hymnology (3)
This course will thoroughly examine specific topics in hymnology and evaluate their impact upon the Christian Church. Extensive readings will be required. (Odd, Fall)
MUS 590 Independent Study in Research (3)
This course offers the student an opportunity to conduct a major research project related to music education using appropriate methods of research. Experimental or quasi-experimental designs in research may take place at the school in which the student is employed as the music teacher. Prerequisite: MUS 544 Methods of Research in Music. (On demand)
MUS 640 Psychology of Music (3)
This course will examine diverse topics in music psychology including physiology of hearing, psychoacoustical parameters of music, perception of musical tones, responses to music, tonal and musical memory, and neurological aspects of music perception and performance. Extensive readings will be required. A mini-experiment will be designed and conducted. A term paper will also be required. (Even, Fall)
MUS 646 Master’s Conducting Seminar in Literature (3)
This course is designed to further develop the skill and focus of conducting and knowledge of literature specific to contemporary standards and area of study of students. Emphasis will be placed on stylistic development, score study and preparation, and verbal and visual communication in the more advanced literature. Prerequisites: MUS 543 and MUS 643.
MUS 647 Vocal Literature and Performance Practice (3)
This course explores the solo vocal literature of Western Music with emphasis on the development of art song, as well as the stylistic practices appropriate to each genre and period.
MUS 648 Opera & Oratorio Literature for the Solo Voice (3)
This course explores the aria repertoire of opera and oratorio from its inception to the present day.
MUS 649 Contemporary Issues In Music Education (3)
This course will examine current trends in music education including: teaching methodologies, technology, sociology and social justice, aesthetics in music. Students will also discuss methods for supervising student teachers and first year teachers, and will complete the requirements for KTIP certification.
MUS 691 Graduate Recital (1)
The graduate recital is a public program 40 – 60 minutes in length. (All)