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Music Theory Courses

 

MUSIC 100: Introduction to Music Theory (5)

An introduction to reading and writing music. Topics include standard music notation, meter, rhythm, scales and key signatures. May be used in preparation for MUSC & 141. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 120 required for music and music technology majors. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 141: Music Theory I: First-Year Music Theory (5)

The course includes sight singing, keyboard training, and the theories and fundamentals of musical structure. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 151 required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 142: Music Theory II: First-Year Music Theory (5)

This course continues the study of music fundamentals and structure. Sight singing, keyboard assignments, melodic and elementary dictation are integrated into the class. Course is intended primarily for music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 152 (Class Piano) is required. Prerequisite: MUSC& 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 143: Music Theory III: First-Year Music Theory (5)

This course continues the study of theories and fundamentals of music structure. Sight singing and melodic and harmonic dictation are integrated into the class. This course is intended primarily for music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 153 (class piano) is required. Prerequisites: MUSC& 142 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 151: Class Piano for Music Theory I Students (2)

Music students with little or no piano background learn basic skills required of all music majors. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 141 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 152: Class Piano for Music Theory II Students (2)

Music theory students learn basic piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 142 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 241: Second-Year Music Theory (5)

This course continues the study of traditional harmony with emphasis on modulation, mode mixture, formal analysis and the Neapolitan sixth. Advanced melodic and harmonic dictation, sight singing and keyboard assignments are included. Prerequisite: MUSC& 143 or equivalent with instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 242: Second-Year Music Theory (5)

This course continues the advanced study of traditional harmony. Topics include augmented sixth chords, enharmonic reinterpretation, chromatic modulation techniques. Advanced melodic and harmonic dictation, sight singing and keyboard assignments. Prerequisite: MUSC& 241 or permission of instructor. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 243: Second-Year Music Theory (5)

Late 19th and 20th-century harmonic practice including, chromatic sequence, modes and synthetic scales, serialism and polytonality as well as 20th-century rhythmic techniques. Advanced melodic and harmonic dictation. Sight singing and keyboard assignments. Prerequisite: MUSC& 242 or permission of instructor. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 251: Class Piano for Music Theory IV Students (2)

Music theory students continue to learn piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 241 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 252: Class Piano for Music Theory V Students (2)

Music theory students continue to learn piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 242 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.

MUSIC 253: Class Piano for Music Theory VI Students (2)

Music theory students continue to learn piano skills and techniques required of music majors. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 243 is required. Mandatory decimal grading.