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MT 098: Fundamentals of Music 0 credits

Rudiments of music including note identification, rhythm, time signatures, key signatures and the basics of song leading. Required of students who did not pass the Music Qualifying Test.

Sec Days Time Room
1T1:00–1:50FA120
2F3:00–3:50FA120

MT 099: Rudiments of Music 0 credits

Intensified review of music fundamentals: key signatures, scales, intervals, triads and inversions. Also includes fundamental aural skills. Open to Theory I students who did not pass the Music Fundamentals Test. Meets for six weeks, three times a week.

Corequisite: MT 105.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 105: Theory I 4 credits

Accelerated review of music fundamentals. Introduction to tonality, including partwriting, voice leading and in-depth discussion of tonic and dominant functions. Integrated approach includes analysis, writing, sight-singing, listening and dictation.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 106: Theory II 4 credits

Continued study of tonality from harmonic and linear perspectives, including pre-dominant functions, the phrase model and common diatonic harmonic functions. Introduction to phrase-level form, harmonic sequences and chromaticism (applied dominants and tonicization). Integrated approach includes analysis, writing, sight-singing, listening and dictation.

Prerequisite: MT 105.

Sec Days Time Room
1DAILY9:00–9:50FA227
2DAILY10:00–10:50FA227
3DAILY1:00–1:50FA227

MT 205: Theory III 4 credits

Continued study of tonality from harmonic and linear perspectives, tracing chromaticism from basic modulations through advanced chromaticism of the 19th century, tonal ambiguity and the twilight of tonality. Includes discussion of major tonal forms. Integrated approach includes analysis, writing, sight- singing and dictation. Lecture and lab .

Prerequisite: MT 106.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 206: Theory IV 4 credits

Introduction to post-tonal music theory. Emphasis on analytical techniques, including basic terms and operations of set theory. Integrated approach includes analysis, writing, sight-singing, listening and dictation. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: MT 205.

Sec Days Time Room
1DAILY2:00–2:50FA227
2DAILY3:00–3:50FA227

MT 291: Theory III Lab 0 credits

Application at the keyboard for concepts studied in Basic Harmony I and II and Advanced Harmony I, with emphasis on figured bass. Development of a digital awareness of harmonic function within tonality and in modulations.

Corequisite: MT 205.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 292: Theory IV Lab 0 credits

Application at the keyboard for concepts studied in Basic Harmony I and II and Advanced Harmony I, with emphasis on figured bass. Development of a digital awareness of harmonic function within tonality and in modulations.

Corequisite: MT 206.

Sec Days Time Room
11T8:00–8:50FA 10
12T1:00–1:50FA 10
13TH8:00–8:50FA 10
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MT 301: Elements of Conducting 1 credit

Introduction to basic choral and instrumental conducting. Development of hand independence and baton technique through extensive in-class conducting.

Prerequisite: MT 106.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:00–9:50FA120
2TTH10:00–10:50FA120

MT 302: Choral Conducting 2 credits

Development of conducting techniques necessary to interpret choral literature from five style periods. Includes score analysis, rehearsal technique and extensive in-class conducting. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: MT 301.

Sec Days Time Room
1T2:00–2:50FA224

MT 303: Instrumental Conducting 2 credits

Instrumental conducting and score-reading techniques and rehearsal procedures. Acquainting the student with instrumental repertoire and practical experience in conducting compositions for small ensembles, band and orchestra.

Prerequisites: MT 301, MT 206.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50FA226

MT 392: Choral Conducting Lab 0 credits

Corequisite: MT 302.

Sec Days Time Room
11TH1:00–1:50FA120
12TH2:00–2:50FA120

MT 409: Form & Analysis 2 credits

Application of terms, concepts and perspectives from Theory I-IV toward insightful, higher-level analysis and theorizing about music. Synthesis of formal analysis, stylistic/critical analysis and other analytical approaches.

Prerequisite: MT 206.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH10:00–10:50FA224

MT 499: Theory Review 2 credits

Accelerated review of the elements and principles of musical composition of the common practice era, including application of aural skills. Introduction to key current perspectives in graduate-level theory and analysis. Review class for graduate studies. Credit not applicable toward any degree.

This course is not offered this academic year.

MT 501: Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint 2 credits

Analysis of contrapuntal writings of the outstanding composers of the eighteenth century. Writing of counterpoint in two voices. Concentration on the chorale prelude, two-part invention and fugue.

Prerequisite: MT 206.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH10:00–10:50FA226

MT 502: Choral Composition 2 credits

Foundational elements of writing choral music. Listening, reading, singing and analysis of model compositions. Applicable readings and exercises.

Prerequisite: MT 206.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 504: Orchestration 2 credits

Band and orchestral instruments, their ranges, technical and sonorous advantages and limitations, transpositions and place in the score. Extensive practice in arranging technique.

Prerequisite: MT 206.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 506: Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis 2 credits

Analysis of selected masterworks from Bach to Brahms using techniques developed by Heinrich Schenker, with emphasis on aural comprehension of voice leading.

Prerequisite: MT 501.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 507: Basic Composition 2 credits

Foundational elements of composition. Exploration of various facets of creativity and craft. Listening, singing and analysis of model compositions. Applicable readings and composition exercises.

Prerequisite: MT 501.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW1:00–1:50FA120

MT 508: Analytic Techniques for Modern Music 2 credits

A study of the materials and techniques of art music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

This course is not offered this academic year.

MT 602: Advanced Keyboard Skills 2 credits

The development of functional skills at the advanced level for pianists and organists.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 603: Advanced Choral Conducting 2 credits

Conducting technique and style, score analysis, conducting of laboratory ensembles with faculty guidance.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH10:00–10:50FA 11

MT 605: Composition I 1 credit

Supervised composition in student-chosen genres with emphasis on concert music. Assigned readings, listening and analyses applicable to students' interests and projects. Non-composition principals only.

Prerequisites: MT 502, MT 504, MT 507.

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1TBATBAFA222

MT 606: Composition II 1 credit

Supervised composition in student-chosen genres with emphasis on concert music. Assigned readings, listening and analyses applicable to students' interests and projects. Non-composition principals only.

Prerequisite: MT 605.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 607: Advanced Instrumental Conducting 2 credits

Advanced exercises to develop hand and mind coordination: baton techniques, score reading, transpositions and bowing techniques. Conducting of laboratory ensembles with faculty guidance.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW10:00–10:50FA120

MT 608: Studies in Schenkerian Analysis 2 credits

Application of the basic principles of Schenkerian analysis to the study of complete movements and works of the tonal repertoire, including one-part, binary, ternary, rondo, sonata and sonata-rondo forms.

Prerequisite: MT 506.

This course is not offered this academic year.

MT 610: Church Music Composition 2 credits

Supervised composition of vocal, choral and instrumental church music. May include small compositions, readings, listening, analysis and philosophy. Open to graduate church music majors or others by permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: MT 502.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

MT 614: Stylistic Analysis 2 credits

Overview of musical styles from the Middle Ages through the Classic Era with contextual analysis of works.

Prerequisites: MT 499 or Music Theory Placement Tes.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW9:00–9:50FA224

MT 615: Stylistic Analysis 2 credits

Overview of musical styles from the Classic Era through the present with contextual analysis of works.

Prerequisites: MT 499 or Music Theory Placement Tes.

This course is not offered this academic year.

MT 691: Private Composition 1 credit

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