MUS 428
Musical Studies Spring 2010
Division I
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Tutorial in nature, this course offers the opportunity for work of a creative nature, based upon the talents and backgrounds of the individual student, working under the close guidance of music faculty. All such projects require approval of the full music faculty by the day PRIOR to the first day of classes of the semester. No proposals will be accepted or considered if this deadline is missed. The course includes the following possibilities: a. individual instruction in the performance of literature for voice, piano, organ, or an orchestral instrument at the advanced level. Participation in periodic Performance Seminars is required. There is an extra fee for these lessons, with the cost partially subsidized by the department. Additional guidelines for instrumental or vocal lessons for full credit can be secured at the Music Department office and on the Music Department website. Full credit lessons must be approved by the entire music faculty. An audition may be required. b. jazz arranging and composition; c. advanced studies in jazz improvisation; d. coaching, rehearsal, and performance of instrumental or vocal chamber music; e. advanced work in music theory (critical methods and analysis, solfeggio, keyboard harmony, ear-training and dictation, counterpoint and orchestration). Prerequisites: Music 202; f. advanced independent study in modal and tonal counterpoint. Prerequisites: Music 301; g. studies in issue areas such as acoustics and perception, philosophy and aesthetics of music, women and minorities in music, music of non-Western cultures, music and technology; h. advanced work in music history
The Class: Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Extra Info: Music 325, 326, 427, 428 must be taken as a graded course and it is strongly recommended that it be taken only as part of a four-course load
Extra Info 2: numbers 325, 326, 427, 428 should be used for four sequence courses in the same subject; if a different subject is elected, the numbering sequence should start again at 325; numbers are selected without regard to semester taken or class year of student
Prerequisites: permission of the instructor and music faculty (Intended primarily for music majors); students must obtain a special form for this course election from the Music Department Office
Unit Notes: Music majors may register for four semesters; non-majors may register for two semesters; the specific name of the project elected is to be specified after the title, "Musical Studies"
Distributions: Division I
Attributes: MUS Group B Electives

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