Music-Experience (MUSX)

MUSX 190. Special Topic Music Experience. 0.0 Units.

MUSX 290. Special Topic Music Experience. 0.0 Units.

MUSX 341. EXP: Improvisation. 0.0 Units.

Practical studies in stylizing and creating melodic lines over given harmonies, as well as other harmonic techniques, as related to the performance practices of specific styles including aleatoric and jazz. Offered fall and spring semesters. Co-requisite MUSA 312 or MUSA 313, or permission of the dean/associate dean.

MUSX 342. EXP: Graduate Theory Review. 0.0 Units.

Designed to revisit skills taught in the core theory and aural training curriculum to assist students who will be taking graduate school entrance exams. Co-requisite MUSA 312 or MUSA 313, or permission of the dean/associate dean.

MUSX 343. EXP: Graduate History Review. 0.0 Units.

Designed to revisit skills taught in the music history that will assist students who will be taking graduate school entrance exams. Co-requisite MUSA 312 or MUSA 313, or permission of the dean/associate dean.

MUSX 344. EXP: Movement. 0.0 Units.

Experience in various styles of dance.

MUSX 345. EXP: Exercise for Musicians. 0.0 Units.

A course designed to help musicians better understand how issues related to exercise are beneficial to musical practice and performance. Study includes developing correct posture, balance and core strength, avoiding repetitive use injuries, the benefits of improving cardiovascular performance for musicians, stress relief, and safety. CO-requisite MUSA 312 or MUSA 313, or permission of the dean/associate dean.

MUSX 346. String Orchestral Excerpts. 0.0 Units.

This course focuses on the art of preparing and performing orchestral auditions. String students will study excerpts and perform a mock audition in class. Participants will have extensive opportunity to play and hear the standard orchestral repertoire. Prerequisite: Must be taking private lessons. Co-requisite: MUSA 312 or MUSA 313, or permission of the instructor.

MUSX 347. Making of the Modern Musical. 0.0 Units.

An in-depth look at the literature behind the modern musical blockbusters The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, their history, characters and the messages they offer to audiences today. Co-requisite: MUSA 312 or MUSA 313, or permission of instructor.

MUSX 348. The Early Church Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach and Sacred Oratorios of George Frideric Handel. 0.0 Units.

This experiential course will focus on the early sacred church cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, selected biblical and sacred oratorios by George Friedrich Handel, and the influence of sacred music in the western tradition during the highpoint of the Baroque Period. Singing melodic passages and hearing the cantus firmus, listening to and playing instruments including the organ, and conducting German chorales and oratorio recitatives are examples of experiential classwork. Corequisite: MUSA 312 or MUSA 313 or permission of instuctor.

MUSX 350. Exploring Performance Anxiety. 0.0 Units.

This course is designed to help musicians explore performance anxiety, or stage fright, its causes as well as ways to channel these feelings into a positive performance experience. Corequisite: MUSA 312 or MUSA 313.

MUSX 362. Junior Recital. 0.0 Units.

A 25-minute solo recital (or equivalent, such as an opera role or concerto performance, approved by the teacher). Offered fall and spring semesters. Co-requisite MUSA 312 or MUSA 313, or permission of the dean/associate dean.

MUSX 385. Independent Study. 0.0 Units.

MUSX 390. Special Topic Music Experience. 0.0 Units.

MUSX 462. Senior Recital. 0.0 Units.

A 25-minute or 50-minute solo recital (duration dependent on degree requirement). Offered fall and spring semesters. Co-requisite for applied recitals: MUSA 312 or MUSA 313; co-requisite for composition and music technology recitals: MUSC 498.

MUSX 485. Independent Study. 0.25 to 1 Units.

MUSX 490. Special Topic Music Experience. 0.0 Units.