Music-Experience (MUSX)

Courses

MUSX 190. Special Topic Music Experience. 0.0 Units.

MUSX 290. Special Topic Music Experience. 0.0 Units.

MUSX 341. Improvisation. 0.0 Units.

This course is an introduction to the art of improvisation using modal and tonal song forms. It emphasizes the performance of music at every class meeting. Offered Fall or Spring semesters as needed.

MUSX 342. 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. 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. Movement. 0.0 Units.

Experience in various styles of dance.

MUSX 345. 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 Mis√©rables, 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 349. Making and Adjusting Single Reeds. 0.0 Units.

A hands-on course with step-by-step teaching and practice of making single reeds from reed blanks and adjusting both hand-made and commercial reeds. Offered Every Other FallSemester. Co-requisite: Must als obe enrolled in applied lessons.

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 351. Art Song of the Spanish Diaspora. 0.0 Units.

The course would be a survey of Spanish language art song repertoire, which in the last 40 years has exploded in popularity and is only now widely available in published materials.

MUSX 352. Sounds New: 21st Century Art Songs. 0.0 Units.

This course surveys the quickly expanding world of solo vocal song composition, particularly from English-language composers from the beginning of the current millennium. Offered fall or spring as needed.

MUSX 353. Shakespeare and Music. 0.0 Units.

The course is designed to connect music majors to the plays of Shakespeare, to examine how composers through the 16th-21st century have been inspired by and created musical compositions based on certain plays, as well as how the plays were adapted to the specific works to be examined in order to meld the arts of drama and music.

MUSX 354. The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi. 0.0 Units.

The course will examine the operatic works of Giuseppe Verdi, discovering style characteristics and how his literature grew and developed during his long career as a composer in this genre.

MUSX 355. Music in Vienna. 0.0 Units.

Music in Vienna is a MUSX course which is paired with a three-week faculty-led study abroad program hosted by IES Abroad in Vienna, Austria during the summer of 2021. This course will explore the rich musical history of Vienna and prepare students for a three-week immersive summer trip.

MUSX 356. Clarinet Orchestral Excerpts. 0.0 Units.

This course focuses on the art of preparing and performing orchestral excerpts. Clarinet students will have extensive opportunity to listen to and prepare standard orchestral excerpts and will perform a mock audition at the close of the course. Co-requisite: the student must be enrolled in applied lessons.

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.