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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 Courses numbered from 101–299 are lower-division courses, primarily for freshmen and sophomores; those numbered from 300–499 are upper-division courses, primarily for juniors and seniors. The numbers 296, 396, 496, and 596 designate individual study courses and are available for registration by prior arrangement with the course instructor and approval of the department chair.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the amount of credit each course carries. Variable credit courses include the minimum and maximum number of the credits within parentheses.

Not all of the courses are offered every quarter. Final confirmation of courses to be offered, information on new courses and programs, as well as a list of hours, instructor, titles of courses and places of class meetings, is available online in My CWU which can be accessed through the the CWU home page, and go to www.cwu.edu/registrar/course-information

 

Music (MUS)

  
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    MUS 217 - Chamber Music Ensemble


    Description:
    One hour coaching plus two hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. Instruction available in performance areas A-I, K, L. By audition. May be repeated for credit. Course will be offered every year (Fall and Winter).

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate fundamentals of proper tonal production including
    • Improve their recognition of aural skills including using intervals, rhythms, and listening to other sections in the ensemble
    • Perform quality music of varying time periods in the appropriate style
    • Practice sight reading skills

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 217B - Vocal Chamber Music


    Description:
    One hour coaching plus two hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. MUS 217B and MUS 417B are layered courses; a student may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and demonstrate musical skills used in small ensemble collaboration (cueing gestures, eye contact, score reading), particularly related to thorough preparation and security of material in one on a part ensembles without a conductor. 
    • Identify and demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary in small ensemble collaboration (including self-esteem and self-reliance), particular to small group rehearsals  and performances without a conductor (or faculty leader). 
    • Demonstrate appropriate performance of individual tone, technique and musicianship.
    • Apply proper stylistic interpretation to specific musical material based on the period, language, composer and genre.
    • Evaluate vocal chamber music literature from various periods, countries and genres.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/17/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    MUS 218 - Jazz Combo


    Description:
    Performance in jazz combos in various configurations. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: student must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Direct jazz combo rehearsals, using efficient and productive rehearsal techniques and performance practices.
    • Rehearse and perform literature from the jazz combo genre in a variety of styles.
    • Create high quality written and head arrangements of the music they are rehearsing for performance.
    • Produce a high quality performance of their combo repertoire.
    • Improvise in a jazz combo setting, including musical interaction within the ensemble.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/13/2006

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 220 - Composition 2


    Description:
    Intermediate study in composition. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: 3 credits of MUS 120.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify forms and structural elements in compositions including: form, phrase structure, modulations, and transitions.
    • Aurally identify, discuss, and analyze formal structures of a composition including: form, key centers, modulation, secondary functions, tonicization, chromaticism, change or orchestration, transitions, types of modulation, and compositional techniques.
    • Identify the performance practice of certain composers.
    • Recognize the “voice” certain composers exemplify in their music and understand what characterizes such a voice and find ways to begin to create their own “voice.”
    • Incorporate terminology/techniques pertaining to melodic development, form, structure, harmony, style, and compositional ·techniques.
    • Compose original works incorporating theoretical knowledge while developing a creative and unique “voice.”
    • Demonstrate proficiency of notation software such as Finale or Sibelius.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/3/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 228 - Men’s Choir


    Description:
    Two hours of rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: student must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 229 - Percussion Ensemble


    Description:
    Two hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. By audition. May be repeated for credit. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: student must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate fundamentals of proper tonal production including
    • Improve their recognition of aural skills including using intervals, rhythms, and listening to other sections in the ensemble
    • Perform quality music of varying time periods in the appropriate style
    • Practice sight reading skills

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 232 - Big Band


    Description:
    Must attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances. MUS 432 for juniors and seniors. By permission. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: student must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate characteristic jazz tone quality on their instruments.
    • Demonstrate characteristic jazz phrasing and style on their instruments.
    • Work together to create a cohesive group sound with an overall high quality artistic, emotional and technical impact.
    • Perform a wide variety of music composed and arranged for the jazz big band.
    • Improvise in a jazz big band setting, including musical interaction within the ensemble.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/23/2006

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    MUS 235 - Laboratory Choir


    Description:
    Two hours of rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. Open to all students to participate as singers. By permission. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

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    MUS 240 - Diction in Singers I (Intro to IPA, Italian, Latin, English)


    Description:
    A fundamental course to teach the singer and choral director the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols, the correct execution of Italian, Latin, and English sounds, and the basic pronunciation rules of the three languages.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
    • Execute the physical movements necessary to produce the sounds symbolized by the IPA symbols used in Italian, Latin and English.
    • Transcribe Italian, Latin and English texts in correct IPA symbols using standard rules of pronunciation.
    • Read aloud and sing the sounds of the standard musical forms of those languages (Italian, English, and Latin) from IPA transcriptions and from the original text.
    • Translate Italian and Latin texts word for word using a combination of rudimentary grammar rules, a dictionary, and a poetic translation when available.
    • Identify mispronunciations and poorly produced phonetic sounds in Italian, Latin and English song literature.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 241 - Diction for Singers 2 (Advanced IPA and German)


    Description:
    A course designed to teach the singer and choral director the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols as specifically applied to the German languages, the correct execution of German sounds, and the basic pronunciation rules of German.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 240.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet with the addition of sounds particular to German pronunciation.
    • Execute the physical movements necessary to produce the sounds symbolized by the IPA symbols used in German.
    • Transcribe German texts in correct IPA symbols using standard rules of pronunciation.
    • Read aloud and sing the sounds of the standard musical forms of German from IPA transcriptions and from the original text.
    • Translate German texts word for word using a combination of rudimentary grammar rules, a dictionary, and a poetic translation when available.
    • Identify mispronunciations and poorly produced phonetic sounds in German song literature.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 242 - Diction for Singers 3 (Advanced IPA and French)


    Description:
    A course designed to teach the singer and choral director the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols as specifically applied to the French language, the correct execution of French sounds and the basic pronunciation rules of French.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 240.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet with the addition of sounds particular to French pronunciation.
    • Execute the physical movements necessary to produce the sounds symbolized by the IPA symbols used in French.
    • Transcribe French texts in correct IPA symbols using standard rules of pronunciation.
    • Read aloud and sing the sounds of the standard musical forms of French from IPA transcriptions and from the original text.
    • Translate French texts word for word using a combination of rudimentary grammar rules, a dictionary, and a poetic translation when available.
    • Identify mispronunciations and poorly produced phonetic sounds in French song literature.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 244 - Theory 4


    Description:
    Intermediate theoretical concepts dealing with fundamental elements of common-practice period melody, harmony, rhythm, and voice leading as demonstrated through analytical and compositional perspectives. This course integrates written topics and ear training, singing, dictation, rhythm, and practical keyboard applications. This is the fourth in the six-course harmony sequence. Courses must be taken in sequence.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 146 and MUS 146A with grades of C or higher.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify secondary function chords, diatonic modulatory techniques, and tradition forms.
    • Demonstrate the fundamentals of part-writing harmonic function and progression.
    • Perform a variety of rhythmic patterns at sight.
    • Sing, using solfege, major and minor scales, intervals, triads, seventh chords, and short chromatic tonal melodies.
    • Notate short melodic and harmonic dictation exercises (chromatic).
    • Apply concepts through both written and aural comprehension of non-chord tones (embellishing tones), resolution of dominant seventh chords, diatonic seventh chords, and texture types.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 245 - Theory 5


    Description:
    Advanced theoretical concepts dealing with fundamental elements of common-practice period melody, harmony, rhythm, and voice leading as demonstrated through analytical and compositional perspectives. This course integrates written topics and ear training, singing, dictation, rhythm, and practical keyboard applications. This is the fifth in the six-course harmony sequence. Courses must be taken in sequence.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 244 with a C or higher.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify (both written and aural) and analyze elements of chromatic harmony including secondary function chords, diatonic modulatory techniques, and enharmonic modulations.
    • Demonstrate the fundamentals of part-writing, harmonic function and progression.
    • Perform a variety of rhythmic patterns at sight.
    • Sing, using solfege, major and minor scales, intervals, triads, seventh chords, and short chromatic tonal melodies that include modulation.
    • Notate short melodic and harmonic dictation exercises (chromatic).
    • Identify (both written and aural) and analyze elements of chromatic harmony including borrowed chords, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, extended chords, altered chords, and chromatic mendicants.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 246 - Theory 6


    Description:
    Advanced theoretical concepts dealing with fundamental elements of common-practice period melody, harmony, rhythm, and voice leading as demonstrated through analytical and compositional perspectives. This course integrates written topics and ear training, singing, dictation, rhythm, and practical keyboard applications. This is the sixth in the six-course harmony sequence. Courses must be taken in sequence.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 245 with a C or higher.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify (both written and aural) and analyze elements of chromatic harmony and non-traditional harmony including extended chords, altered chords, enharmonic techniques, and chromatic mendicants.
    • Identify complex rhythmic devices, modes, synthetic scales, vertical sonorities, compositional techniques.
    • Perform a variety of rhythmic patterns at sight including simple, compound and asymmetrical meters.
    • Be able to sing, using solfege, major and minor scales, intervals, triads, seventh chords, and short chromatic tonal melodies that include modulation and atonal melodies.
    • Be able to notate short melodic and harmonic dictation exercises (chromatic).
    • Identify (both written and aural) impressionistic, neoclassical, serial, and other significant (20th/21st c. composers, styles, and compositional techniques.
    • Identify and analyze pitch class sets, interval vectors, and 12-tone compositions.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 252D - Class Instrumental Methods: Double Reeds


    Description:
    Techniques and methods in applied instruction in music education. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Play the oboe and bassoon at a beginning student level.
    • Start a beginning student on the oboe or bassoon and be able to demonstrate basic techniques of each instrument to the student.
    • Notice/fix problems of oboe and bassoon students through the high school level as well as in an individual lesson.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of standard teaching materials and accessories (i.e. reeds, neck and seat straps, repair tools, etc.) for the oboe and bassoon.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/2/2006

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    MUS 253C - Class Instrumental Methods Strings I


    Description:
    Lower strings (cello and bass). Techniques and methods in applied instruction for music education. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

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    MUS 253D - Class Instrumental Methods Woodwinds I


    Description:
    Lower woodwinds (single reeds). Techniques and methods in applied instruction for music education. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

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    MUS 253E - Class Instrumental Methods Brass I


    Description:
    Lower brass (trombone and tuba). Techniques and methods in applied instruction for music education. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

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    MUS 253G - Class Instrumental Methods Percussion I


    Description:
    Techniques and methods in applied instruction for music education. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

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    MUS 254B - Class Vocal Methods


    Description:
    A course designed to teach the music education student the fundamentals of group vocal instruction: basic vocal anatomy and physiology, common approaches to vocal technique instruction, how to prepare songs in English and foreign languages, and beginning vocal performance strategies.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Properly use vocal and musical terminology and skills related to the study of voice.
    • Sing with confidence and poise in all areas of their musical studies and future teaching.
    • Demonstrate command of beginning vocal skills.
    • Demonstrate fundamental concepts of diction: vowel formation, legato singing and free articulation of consonants.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/19/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 254C - Class Instrumental Methods Strings II


    Description:
    Upper strings (violin and viola). Techniques and methods in applied instruction for music education. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 254D - Class Instrumental Methods Woodwinds II


    Description:
    Upper woodwinds (flute). Techniques and methods in applied instruction for music education. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 254E - Class Instrumental Methods Brass II


    Description:
    Upper brass (horn and trumpet). Techniques and methods in applied instruction for music education. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 255 - Jazz Harmony and Keyboard


    Description:
    For instrumental, choral, and studio teachers providing practical/working knowledge of keyboard harmony, chord voicing, bass line construction, and improvisation in jazz and pop genres.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 146 and MUS 154A.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate jazz and popular chord voicings on the keyboard.
    • Demonstrate jazz and popular bass lines on the keyboard.
    • Demonstrate chord progressions and chord patterns on the keyboard.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/15

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 261 - Opera Workshop


    Description:
    A class leading to the performance of scenes and single acts from opera. By audition. May be repeated for credit. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Winter and Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: student must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Prepare an operatic role musically, including professional preparation expectations and the proper musical style for the period and genre.
    • Prepare a role dramatically, including character study and preparation as well as stage protocol and execution.
    • Integrate their musical and dramatic preparation into practical performance experience in the final culminating performances.
    • Participate in all aspects of opera production, including building sets and costumes, running stage equipment and using proper stage procedure.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 262 - Opera Production


    Description:
    A class leading to performance of a complete opera. May be repeated up to 9 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: student must be freshman or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1-3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Prepare a choral or small operatic role musically, including professional preparation expectations and the proper musical style for the period and genre.
    • Prepare a role dramatically, including character study and preparation as well as stage protocol and execution.
    • Integrate their musical and dramatic preparation into practical performance experience in the final culminating performances.
    • Participate in all aspects of opera production, including building sets and costumes, running stage equipment and using proper stage procedure.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/3/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 264 - Major Applied Area (Individual Instruction)


    Description:
    Instruction available in performance areas A-H and K. Department consent required. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 164 (A-H, and K) in appropriated applied area.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate musicianship through the artistic mastery of the instrument
    • Acquire beginning/intermediate pedagogical knowledge of the instrument
    • Demonstrate intermediate proficiency in rhythm, sight-reading, and style
    • Acquire knowledge and develop intermediate performance ability through the study of basic literature of the instrument appropriate to the level of study

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 266 - Wind Ensemble


    Description:
    Open to students with demonstrated proficiency on band instruments by audition or permission of the instructor. Five hours of rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. One credit if offered one term only during summer session. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 267 - Choir


    Description:
    Open to all students by audition. Five hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. One credit if offered one term only during summer session. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: student must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 268 - Chamber Choir


    Description:
    Open to all students by audition. Three hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: student must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (2)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 269 - Symphonic Winds


    Description:
    Symphonic Winds studies and performs a musically diverse repertoire, ranging from traditional band literature to contemporary music for wind band. Open to all students by audition. May be repeated for credit. Course will be offered every year (Winter and Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop individual creative and interpretive skills in a group environment.
    • Interpret music in the collaborative atmosphere of ensemble and section settings.
    • Demonstrate leadership and team working skills required when performing in a music ensemble with others.
    • Employ and improve musical and technical skills through ensemble and sectional rehearsal and the individual practice of parts.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/19/2017

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    MUS 271 - Secondary Applied Area (Individual Instruction)


    Description:
    Private study on instruments secondary to a student’s major performance area. Intended particularly for intermediate students who wish to develop additional skills on an instrument or in voice to enrich their total music background. Instruction available. One credit any quarter, may be repeated.

    Credits: (1)

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    MUS 277 - Orchestra


    Description:
    Open to all students proficient on orchestral instruments by audition. Five hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. One credit if offered one term only during summer session. May be repeated for credit. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate fundamentals of proper tonal production including
    • Improve their recognition of aural skills including using intervals, rhythms, and listening to other sections in the ensemble
    • Perform quality music of varying time periods in the appropriate style
    • Practice sight reading skills

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 287 - Marching and Concert Band


    Description:
    Fall quarter only. Five hours of rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. This band functions as a marching band and is organized into a concert band at completion of the football season. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (2)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 288 - Symphonic Band


    Description:
    Winter and spring quarters only. Five hours of rehearsal per week plus scheduled rehearsals and performances. During winter and spring quarters the symphonic band will present several formal concert programs. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (2)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 292 - Accompanying Practicum


    Description:
    By assignment of instructor. Minimum three hours of rehearsal weekly per credit plus performances. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must be freshmen or sophomore standing.

    Credits: (1- 3)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  
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    MUS 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 299 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 300 - Recital Performance


    Description:
    Recital performance required for completion of degrees requiring 364-level applied study. Grade will either be S or U.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: at least 1 credit of MUS 364 (any letter). Co-requisite: MUS 364.

    Credits: (1)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate performance mastery of appropriate repertoire for MUS 364 applied studies.
    • Demonstrate technical proficiency and artistry appropriate to MUS 364 level repertoire.
    • Demonstrate skills necessary for adequate preparation of recital.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 320 - Composition 3


    Description:
    Advanced study in composition. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: six units of MUS 220.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify forms and structural elements in compositions including: form, phrase structure, modulations, and transitions.
    • Aurally identify, discuss, and analyze formal structures of a composition including: form, key centers, modulation, secondary functions, tonicization, chromaticism, change of orchestration, transitions, types of modulation, and compositional techniques.
    • Identify the performance practice of certain composers.
    • Recognize the “voice” certain composers exemplify in their music and understand what characterizes such a voice and find ways to begin to create their own “voice”.
    • Incorporate terminology/techniques pertaining to melodic development, form, structure, harmony, style, and compositional techniques.
    • Compose original works incorporating theoretical knowledge while developing a creative and unique “voice”.
    • Demonstrate proficiency of notation software such as Finale or Sibelius.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/3/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 323 - Choral Music Education


    Description:
    Philosophy, methods, and materials. Individual research and presentation of teaching unit in class.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 341.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 325 - Instrumental Music Education


    Description:
    Philosophy and psychology of music education through methods and materials; observation of teachers in the rehearsal, individual research.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Certification Program.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 329 - General Music Methods


    Description:
    Materials, methods, and instructional techniques for general music, grades K-12.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 146 and MUS 146A with grades of C or higher, and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Research issues regarding the general music classroom through professional journals and texts.
    • Apply current music education trends regarding content and construction to practical classroom application.
    • Recognize the musical behavior associated with the development and ability of children.
    • Recognize and utilize classroom management techniques.
    • Formulate and articulate a rationale for music education in the K-12 environment.
    • Incorporate major topics and current issues in music education.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 340 - Form and Analysis


    Description:
    Analysis of the structure of tonal music from both a historical and theoretical perspective.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 246 with a grade of C or higher.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize, define, and apply standard music vocabulary related to form and style analysis.
    • Listen actively to music, especially as related to their field of study.
    • Demonstrate a mastery of score reading through the recognition of musical syntax, structural elements, and notation details.
    • Identify the chronology and development of musical styles.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 341 - Conducting I


    Description:
    Fundamental principles of baton techniques, practical experience in conducting.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 146.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 342 - Conducting II


    Description:
    A continuation of MUS 341 and conducting literature of junior-senior high school performing groups.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 341.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 343 - Counterpoint I


    Description:
    Independent melodic line, harmonic background, motive structure, and two-point counterpoint as practiced by the composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. Written exercises and analysis.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 244.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 344 - Theory Review


    Description:
    A complete review of traditional harmony from rudiments of music through chromatic harmony.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 246.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify aurally and visually intervals, scales, chords, cadences and basic melodies
    • Write four part SATB passages from figured bass symbols, including advanced chromatic harmony and correct use of non-chord tones
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic musical forms and structures
    • Analyze a musical score for its attributes which may include harmonic scheme, form, embellishments, texture, cadences, instrumentation, and compositional techniques

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/7/2015

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    MUS 347 - Electronic Music Composition


    Description:
    Study of contemporary technologies and techniques as used to compose music. MUS 347 and MUS 547 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 246.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a thorough historical understanding of the history of computer music from the Futurists to present-day electronics.
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the early history of electronic music (music concrete, rca synthesizer, mook mk3c and tonus arp 2000 synthesizer e.g.) and use this knowledge in the creation of original compositions using modern-day computer music technology.
    • Demonstrate competency in software relevant to the study of composition.
    • Publicly present original electronic compositions.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/20/2014

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    MUS 353 - Jazz Improvisation I


    Description:
    Beginning basic jazz improvisation techniques for upper-division wind, percussion, guitar, acoustic bass, and keyboard instruments. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 246 and MUS 255.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate chord/scale relationships on their instrument at an advanced level.
    • Aurally recognize, read and write chord/scales at an advanced level.
    • Aurally recognize, read and write chord progressions at an advanced level.
    • Demonstrate guide tones in all 12 keys on their instrument at an advanced level.
    • Transcribe rhythm, melody and harmony at an advanced level.
    • Demonstrate transposition of melodies and compressions on their instrument at an advanced level.
    • Demonstrate memorization of all assigned jazz standards at an advanced level.
    • Demonstrate competent improvisation concepts over chord changes at an advanced level.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/16/2008

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    MUS 354 - Jazz Improvisation II


    Description:
    Intermediate basic jazz improvisation techniques for upper-division wind, percussion, guitar, acoustic bass, and keyboard instruments. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 246, MUS 255, and MUS 353.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate chord/scale relationships on their instrument at an intermediate level.
    • Aurally recognize, read and write chord/scales at an intermediate level.
    • Aurally recognize, read and write chord progressions at an intermediate level.
    • Demonstrate guide tones in all 12 keys on their instrument at an intermediate level.
    • Transcribe rhythm, melody and harmony at an intermediate level.
    • Demonstrate transposition of melodies and compressions on their instrument at an intermediate level.
    • Demonstrate memorization of all assigned jazz standards at an intermediate level.
    • Demonstrate competent improvisation concepts over chord changes at an intermediate level.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/16/2008

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    MUS 355 - Jazz Improvisation III


    Description:
    Advanced basic jazz improvisational techniques for upper-division wind instruments, percussion, guitar, acoustic bass, and keyboard instruments. May be repeated for up to 2 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 354.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate chord/scale relationships on their instrument at an advanced level.
    • Aurally recognize, read and write chord/scales at an advanced level.
    • Aurally recognize, read and write chord progressions at an advanced level.
    • Demonstrate guide tones in all 12 keys on their instrument at an advanced level.
    • Transcribe rhythm, melody and harmony at an advanced level.
    • Demonstrate transposition of melodies and compressions on their instrument at an advanced level.
    • Demonstrate memorization of all assigned jazz standards at an advanced level.
    • Demonstrate competent improvisation concepts over chord changes at an advanced level.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/17/2011

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    MUS 356 - Jazz Styles


    Description:
    A survey of jazz history with regard to evolution of jazz styles. Course activities include analysis, transcription, guided listening, imitative composition, research and essay writing.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 246.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze jazz compositions and arrangements in terms of harmonic, rhythmic, and structural elements, as well as historical and cultural context.
    • Transcribe parts of jazz compositions and arrangements.
    • Compose/arrange short musical examples in the style of various artists/genres.
    • Recognize various jazz styles through listening.
    • Recognize various jazz styles through written notation.
    • Compare and contrast various jazz styles in a critical context using current and historical sources.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/17/2011

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    MUS 357 - Jazz Composition and Arranging


    Description:
    Development of skills in songwriting, melody and chord progression, construction, and arranging in the jazz idiom through student projects and score analysis.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 246 and MUS 255.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate reharmonization of standard jazz chord progressions.
    • Demonstrate written knowledge of jazz scales and chords.
    • Demonstrate analysis skills with chord progressions.
    • Demonstrate modification of jazz melodies.
    • Demonstrate modification of jazz styles, i.e. change a swing tune into Latin, etc.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of instrument ranges and other idiomatic details.
    • Demonstrate jazz orchestration technique.
    • Demonstrate chart layout technique.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/17/2011

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    MUS 359 - Survey of Music in Cross-cultural Perspectives


    Description:
    An introduction to ethnomusicology: the cultural context of music with emphasis on Africa, Asia, Native North and South America, Oceania. ANTH 359 and MUS 359 are equivalent courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Discuss and examine specific issues pertaining to the nature of musical creation.
    • Define ethnomusicological terms and concepts.
    • Identify geographical distribution of musical phenomena and the stratification of music in society.
    • Aurally recognize and classify stylistic characteristics and write in a scholarly manner about various ethnic traditions and genres.
    • Identify the intellectual, personal, emotional, and political problems associated with intercultural musical contexts.
    • Recognize both the diversity and universality of the world’s music.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/28/10

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    MUS 364 - Major-applied Area (Individual Instruction)


    Description:
    Instruction available in performance areas A-H and K. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 264 (A-H, and K) in appropriated applied area.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate musicianship through the artistic mastery of the instrument.
    • Acquire intermediate pedagogical knowledge of the instrument.
    • Demonstrate intermediate/advanced proficiency in rhythm, sight-reading, and style.
    • Acquire knowledge and develop intermediate/advanced performance ability through the study of basic literature of the instrument appropriate to the level of study.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 366 - Applied Jazz (Individual Instruction)


    Description:
    Private study on instruments secondary to a student’s major performance area. Intended particularly for advanced students who wish to develop additional skills on an instrument or in voice to enrich their total music background. Instruction available in performance areas A-E, G and H. One credit any quarter, may be repeated.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: at least two quarters at the MUS 264 level and admission to the BA music jazz specialization.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Steadily and continually develop technical skills on their instrument in the jazz idiom according to the progression on the Jazz Jury Rubric.
    • Steadily and continually memorize jazz standards on their instrument in the jazz idiom according to the progression on the Jazz Jury Rubric.
    • Steadily and continually develop musical skills on their instrument in the classical idiom according to the progression on the Jazz Jury Rubric.
    • Steadily and continually develop jazz vocabulary on their instrument in the jazz idiom through transcribing and performing jazz master improvisations according to the progression on the Jazz Jury Rubric.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/16/2008

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    MUS 370 - Applied Area (Individual Instruction: Secondary or Major Supplementary)


    Description:
    Private study in area secondary to major performance area, or supplemental instruction in major performance area. Intended for advanced students who wish to develop additional performance skills to enrich their total music background. By permission. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Extend technical and musical skill, independently and with instructor assistance, in a secondary performance area OR in their major area supplemental to fulfillment of degree requirements.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/19/2009

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    MUS 372 - Music History 1


    Description:
    Study of music history. The first in a three-quarter sequence.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 146 with a C or higher, and MUS 154A.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the different types of music available during the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque periods, either by music score or listening example.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the different musical forms and genres of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque periods, how they evolved, and their relationship within the culture and society of the time.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the primary composers of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque periods.
    • Write in a scholarly manner about various styles of music.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 373 - Music History 2


    Description:
    A study of music history. The second of a three-quarter sequence.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 244 and MUS 372.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the different types of music available during the late Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, either by music score or listening example.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the different musical forms and genres of the late Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, how they evolved, and their relationship within the culture and society of the time.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the primary composers of the late Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods.
    • Write in a scholarly manner about various styles of music.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 374 - Music History 3


    Description:
    A study of music history. The third of a three-quarter sequence.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 245 and MUS 373.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the different types of music available during the Late Romantic and Modern time periods, either by music score or listening example.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the different musical forms and genres of the Late Romantic and Modern time periods, how they evolved, and their relationship within the culture and society of the time.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the primary composers of the Late Romantic and Modern time periods time period.
    • Write in a scholarly manner about various styles of music.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 379 - Philosophy of Music (On reserve as of 9/16/15)


    Description:
    Great music as a source of insights into human beings and the world. Put on reserve as of 9/16/15. Will go inactive 8/24/18.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 380 - Music History Review


    Description:
    A review of the material presented in the required undergraduate music history sequence. Specifically intended for graduate students. The final exam will be equivalent to the graduate music history diagnostic examination. May not be used to satisfy upper-division undergraduate or graduate degree requirements. Required for graduate students not passing Music History diagnostic test. Grade will either be S or U.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 382 - Survey of Chamber Music


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 372.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 383 - Survey of Symphonic Music


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 372.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 384 - Survey of Choral Music


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 372.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 385 - Survey of Opera


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 372.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 386 - Survey of 20th-century Music


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 372.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

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    MUS 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

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    MUS 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

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    MUS 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

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    MUS 400 - Recital Performance


    Description:
    Recital performance required for the completion of degrees requiring MUS 464-level applied study. Grade will either be S or U.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: 3 credits of any MUS 464. Co-requisite: any MUS 464.

    Credits: (1)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate performance mastery of appropriate repertoire for MUS 464 applied studies.
    • Demonstrate technical proficiency and artistry appropriate to MUS 464 level repertoire.
    • Demonstrate skills necessary for adequate preparation of recital.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/3/2011

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    MUS 410 - Vocal Jazz Choir


    Description:
    An ensemble specializing in performance of repertoire from jazz choir tradition established in the Northwest and beyond. Must attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances. For juniors and seniors. Limited to SATB singers and rhythm section instruments. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate characteristic jazz tone quality on their instruments and voices.
    • Demonstrate characteristic jazz phrasing and style on their instruments and voices.
    • Work together to create a cohesive group sound with an overall high quality artistic, emotional and technical impact.
    • Perform a wide variety of music composed and arranged for the vocal jazz ensemble.
    • Improvise in a vocal jazz ensemble setting, including musical interaction within the ensemble.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/7/2006

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    MUS 411 - Women’s Choir


    Description:
    May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Sing a wide variety of choral literature
    • Sing musically and in tune
    • Sing in unison, and their own parts amid two, three or four other voice parts
    • Sing with healthy vocal technique
    • Sing music with historic authenticity

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/15/2001

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    MUS 413 - Flute Choir


    Description:
    Previous experience in flute performance and permission of instructor. Two hours of rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1)

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    MUS 414 - Brass Choir


    Description:
    See MUS 214 for description. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1)

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    MUS 415 - Chamber Orchestra


    Description:
    May be repeated for credit. Two hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. By audition. Course will be offered every year (Winter and Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate fundamentals of proper tonal production including
    • Improve their recognition of aural skills including using intervals, rhythms, and listening to other sections in the ensemble
    • Perform quality music of varying time periods in the appropriate style
    • Demonstrate leadership competencies appropriate to ensemble playing including leading sectionals, understanding the full score and how your part fits into the whole, and nonverbal artistic communication
    • Practice sight reading skills

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    MUS 417 - Chamber Music Ensemble


    Description:
    One hour coaching plus two hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. Instruction available in performance areas A-I, K, L. By audition.  May be repeated for credit. Course will be offered every year (Fall and Winter).

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate fundamentals of proper tonal production including
    • Improve their recognition of aural skills including using intervals, rhythms, and listening to other sections in the ensemble
    • Perform quality music of varying time periods in the appropriate style
    • Demonstrate leadership competencies appropriate to ensemble playing including leading sectionals, understanding the full score and how your part fits into the whole, and nonverbal artistic communication
    • Practice sight reading skills

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    MUS 417B - Vocal Chamber Music


    Description:
    One hour coaching plus two hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. MUS 217B and MUS 417B are layered courses; a student may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and demonstrate musical skills used in small ensemble collaboration (cueing gestures, eye contact, score reading), particularly related to thorough preparation and security of material in one on a part ensembles without a conductor.  
    • Identify and demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary in small ensemble collaboration (including self-esteem and self-reliance), particular to small group rehearsals  and performances without a conductor (or faculty leader). 
    • Demonstrate appropriate performance of individual tone, technique and musicianship.
    • Apply proper stylistic interpretation to specific musical material based on the period, language, composer and genre.
    • Evaluate vocal chamber music literature from various periods, countries and genres.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/7/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    MUS 418 - Jazz Combo


    Description:
    Performance in jazz combos in various configurations. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Direct jazz combo rehearsals, using efficient and productive rehearsal techniques and performance practices.
    • Rehearse and perform literature from the jazz combo genre in a variety of styles.
    • Create high quality written and head arrangements of the music they are rehearsing for performance.
    • Produce a high quality performance of their combo repertoire.
    • Improvise in a jazz combo setting, including musical interaction within the ensemble.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/13/2006

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    MUS 420 - Composition 4


    Description:
    May be repeated up to 9 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: 6 credits of MUS 320.

    Credits: (3)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify forms and structural elements in compositions including: form, phrase structure, modulations, and transitions.
    • Aurally identify, discuss, and analyze formal structures of a composition including: form, key centers, modulation, secondary functions, tonicization, chromaticism, change of orchestration, transitions, types of modulation, and compositional techniques.
    • Identify the performance practice of certain composers.
    • Recognize the “voice” certain composers exemplify in their music and understand what characterizes such a voice and find ways to begin to create their own “voice.”
    • Incorporate terminology/techniques pertaining to melodic development, form, structure, harmony, style, and compositional techniques.
    • Compose original works incorporating theoretical knowledge while developing a creative and unique “voice.”
    • Demonstrate proficiency of notation software such as Finale or Sibelius.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/3/2011

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    MUS 422 - Orchestration


    Description:
    Instrumentation. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MUS 246 with a grade of C or higher and MUS 372.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify specific characteristics of each instrument and understand the principles of scoring for each instrument category.
    • Recognize and apply terminology, transpositions, scoring techniques, and notation pertaining to individual instruments, instrument categories, and ensembles.
    • Identify and incorporate special devices and special effects for specific instruments both written and aurally.
    • Transcribe and/or arrange short excerpts for a given instrumentation.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    MUS 423 - Advanced Orchestration


    Description:
    Study of various scores and treatises. Individual projects.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 422A.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify specific characteristics of each instrument and understand the principles of scoring for each instrument category.
    • Recognize and apply terminology, transpositions, scoring techniques, and notation pertaining to individual instruments and instrument categories.
    • Identify and incorporate special devices and special effects for specific instruments both written and aurally.
    • Transcribe and/or arrange excerpts of a substantial length for a given instrumentation.
    • Interpret musical treatises and demonstrate a mastery of score reading through the recognition of musical syntax, structural elements, and notation details.
    • Recognize and apply terminology, scoring techniques, transpositions, and notation pertaining to larger ensembles.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/3/2011

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    MUS 424 - Jazz Pedagogy


    Description:
    Jazz-specific teaching methods, strategies, literature and materials primarily for application in a public school setting, grades 6-12, vocal or instrumental. Recommended for, but not limited to, music education majors. This course is a part of the Teacher Preparation Program.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an awareness of jazz education history and trends and compare with jazz performance history
    • Demonstrate how to establish a jazz program in a school setting and strategies and/ or methods for developing jazz skills in students
    • Demonstrate rehearsal techniques and strategies in student ensembles
    • Demonstrate rhythm section techniques
    • Develop lists of appropriate equipment in school settings and compile lists of jazz resources in various media
    • Develop philosophies concerning festivals and contests

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/19/2015

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    MUS 425 - Pedagogy (Studio)


    Description:
    Teaching methods and materials. Instruction available in performance areas A-E,G, and H. By permission.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 425A - Pedagogy (Studio Piano)


    Description:
    Teaching methods and materials. By permission.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 425B - Pedagogy, Vocal


    Description:
    Teaching methods and materials. By permission.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 426 - Literature (Studio)


    Description:
    Literature related to the specific applied area for teaching and performance purposes. Instruction available in performance areas A-E, and G. By permission.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 426A - Literature (Studio Piano)


    Description:
    Literature related to the specific applied area for teaching and performance purposes. By permission.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 426H - Literature (Studio Guitar)


    Description:
    Literature related to the specific applied area for teaching and performance purposes. By permission.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 428 - Men’s Choir


    Description:
    May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Sing a wide variety of choral literature
    • Sing musically and in tune
    • Sing in unison, and their own parts amid two, three or four other voice parts
    • Sing with healthy vocal technique
    • Sing music with historic authenticity
    • Sing accompanied and unaccompanied music

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/15/2001

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    MUS 429 - Percussion Ensemble


    Description:
    Two hours rehearsal per week plus all scheduled rehearsals and performances. By audition. May be repeated for credit. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate fundamentals of proper tonal production including: improve their recognition of aural skills including using intervals, rhythms, and listening to other sections in the ensemble
    • Perform quality music of varying time periods in the appropriate style
    • Demonstrate leadership competencies appropriate to ensemble playing including leading sectionals, understanding the full score and how your part fits into the whole, and nonverbal artistic communication
    • Practice sight reading skills

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 432 - Big Band


    Description:
    Must attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances. MUS 232 for freshmen and sophomores. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate characteristic jazz tone quality on their instruments.
    • Demonstrate characteristic jazz phrasing and style on their instruments.
    • Work together to create a cohesive group sound with an overall high quality artistic, emotional and technical impact.
    • Perform a wide variety of music composed and arranged for the jazz big band.
    • Improvise in a jazz big band setting, including musical interaction within the ensemble.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/23/2006

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 435 - Laboratory Choir


    Description:
    See MUS 235 for description. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 440 - Analytical Techniques II


    Description:
    Emphasis on 20th century music, including contemporary extrapolations from Schenker’s methods, pitch class, and parametric analysis techniques.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MUS 340.

    Credits: (3)

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    MUS 461 - Opera Workshop


    Description:
    A class leading to the performance of scenes or single acts from opera. May be repeated for credit. By audition. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate fundamentals of proper tonal production including: improve their recognition of aural skills including using intervals, rhythms, and listening to other sections in the ensemble
    • Perform quality music of varying time periods in the appropriate style
    • Demonstrate leadership competencies appropriate to ensemble playing including leading sectionals, understanding the full score and how your part fits into the whole, and nonverbal artistic communication
    • Practice sight reading skills

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    MUS 462 - Opera Production


    Description:
    A class leading to performance of a complete opera. MUS 462 and MUS 562 are layered courses; students not receive credit for both. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing for above.

    Credits: (1-3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Prepare an operatic role musically, including professional preparation expectations and the proper musical style for the period and genre.
    • Prepare an operatic role dramatically, including character study and preparation as well as state protocol and execution.
    • Integrate their musical and dramatic preparation into practical performance experience in the final culminating performances.
    • Participate in all aspects of opera production, including building sets and costumes, running stage equipment and using proper stage procedure.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/3/2011

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    MUS 464 - Major Applied Area (Individual Instruction)


    Description:
    Instruction available in performance areas A-E, G, H, and L. Additional fees required. Lessons available in applied areas. May be repeated up to 9 credits.

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: MUS 364 A-E, G, H, and L. Student must be a ‘music performance’ major.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate musicianship through the artistic mastery of the instrument.
    • Acquire advanced pedagogical knowledge of the instrument.
    • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in rhythm, sight-reading, and style.
    • Acquire knowledge and develop advanced performance ability through the study of basic literature of the instrument appropriate to the level of study.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/9/2020

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg

 

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