The William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music

Amy Graziano, Ph.D., Chair

Professors: Frelly, Hall;

Associate Professors: Atherton, Becker, Cogan, Coker, Dehning, Fong, Graziano, Heim, Holmes, Ivanova, Thomas, Wachs;

Assistant Professors: Sternfeld, Terry, Vazquez–Ramos.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Music in Composition

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Bachelor of Music (PreCertification, Music Education)

The mission of the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University is to provide a rigorous education of distinction for the professional and intellectual development of artists and scholars in a supportive, liberal arts environment that enriches the human mind and spirit. 

The Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts in Music and pre–professional programs leading to the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Music Education and Performance (conducting, instrumental–orchestral, piano and guitar, keyboard collaborative arts and vocal). The Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Admission to Degree Programs

Admittance to the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music is by audition. Current students who wish to add or change a music major or music minor or music degree emphasis will require Conservatory chair approval. In addition to the audition, transfer students are required to take placement tests in theory, piano and music history. Credit for music courses may be transferred from an accredited institution upon demonstration of competence.

Students may declare an intention to major in composition at entrance. Formal admission to the Bachelor of Music in Composition degree program will normally be granted prior to the junior year, upon successful completion of the upper–division proficiency (UDP), which includes an evaluation of competency level in theoretical work, compositional skills and demonstrated potential to determine the appropriateness of the degree objective. Students accepted into the program must demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency on a major instrument or in voice and appropriate keyboard skills. A senior recital must be completed with approval of and while enrolled for study with the student’s major professor of composition.

Students may declare an intention to have an emphasis in instrumental conducting at entrance. Formal admission to the Bachelor of Music in Performance, conducting emphasis, will normally be granted prior to the junior year, upon successful completion of the upper–division proficiency (UDP), which includes an evaluation of student preparation and demonstrated potential to determine the appropriateness of the degree objective. Students admitted into the program must demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency on a major instrument or in voice and appropriate keyboard skills. A senior recital must be completed with approval of and while enrolled for study with the student’s major professor of conducting.

Applied Music Courses

Applied music lessons in voice, orchestral instruments, guitar, piano and organ are available to any student regardless of major (non–majors are placed subject to available space). Performance ensembles and classes are open to all students with consent of the instructor; an audition may be required. All individual lessons must be taken with applied music faculty of the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music and must be taken for credit (no audit allowed). Students enrolled in applied private instruction may not be studying the same performance area concurrently with another teacher, either on or off campus.

All students enrolled in applied music lessons (primary instrument) are encouraged to enroll concurrently in the appropriate section of MUS 116/316 Studio Class, ½ credit. Students pursuing degrees in performance (all emphases) and/or music education are required to do so.

Students taking applied music lessons are required to take jury examinations at the end of each semester, regardless of their major. The upper–division proficiency (UDP) will be administered to all professional degree candidates in the Bachelor of Music in Performance and Music Education at the end of the sophomore year. The results of the UDP determine whether or not candidates will be admitted to the upper–division (300/400) level of private applied study and approved to continue in their major field. A list of requirements for the UDP can be obtained from the directors of each area (conducting, composition, instrumental–orchestral, piano and guitar, keyboard collaborative arts or vocal) and music education (instrumental or vocal).

All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination prior to the end of the junior year. Music majors will not be allowed to present a senior recital until this requirement is met. All or part of the core piano requirement may be waived depending on demonstrated piano proficiency.

Student recitals are presented under the auspices of the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music with the permission of the appropriate applied music faculty member and the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music chair or the administrative director of the College of Performing Arts. Student recitals are presented only by those currently enrolled for private applied music instruction with appropriate Chapman applied music faculty. Music majors will not be allowed to present a senior recital until they have passed the piano proficiency examination.

The following degree candidates are required to participate in at least one large choral or instrumental ensemble each semester while in full–time residence, as assigned by the director of orchestral and/or choral activities: Bachelor of Music in Performance–conducting emphasis, instrumental emphasis–orchestral instruments area and vocal emphasis (excluding instrumental emphasis–guitar area and instrumental emphasis–piano/organ area). Students may petition to the director of orchestral and/or choral activities for a one–semester waiver of this requirement. In addition, music talent award recipients are to participate and perform in music ensembles every semester during full–time residency, as assigned by the director of relevant music division (composition, strings, percussion, woodwinds/brass, vocal, keyboard studies and guitar).

Bachelor of Arts in Music

General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Music

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Music should have a knowledge of German, French or Italian. Three credits must be selected from one of those languages at or above the 200–level to satisfy the language study component of the Global Citizens Cluster General Education Requirement. Students are recommended to take MUS 332 Musical Cultures of the World, as a part of their Global Citizens Cluster — global study requirement.

All bachelor of arts degrees require students to take a minimum of 62 credits outside of the major area. For the Bachelor of Arts in Music, this means 62 credits from non–music courses. Music courses not required for the B.A. Music degree are still considered within the major area. Students are recommended to take non–music courses that complement the students' interests in music history or ethnomusicology or other topics, for example, general history, literature, philosophy, languages, anthropology, business, film studies, etc.

music theory proficiency requirement

Students who enroll in MUS 133 Theory I and/or MUS 135 Aural Skills I will be tested on their basic knowledge of music theory at the first meeting of MUS 133 Theory I. Those students not passing the diagnostic music theory exam will be required to take remedial studies (MUS 098 Rudiments of Music) and will not be admitted to MUS 133 Theory I or MUS 135 Aural Skills I until sufficient basic knowledge or proficiency can be shown.

sight singing proficiency requirement

Students who have voice as their major instrument (B.A. Music majors, B.M. Music majors and music minors) will be tested on their basic sight singing ability. Those students not passing the diagnostic sight singing exam will be required to take remedial studies (MUS 097 Rudiments of Sight Singing). Students will be able to take MUS 133 Theory I and MUS 135 Aural Skills I at the same time as MUS 097, if they have passed the diagnostic music theory proficiency exam.

minimum grade requirements

A minimum grade of "C" is required for all theoretical and historical courses listed for the Bachelor of Arts in Music. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade. A minimum transfer grade of "C" is required for all transfer credits.

HallMusco Conservatory of Music course retake policy

Regarding minimum grades in core music classes: If a student achieves less than a "C" in a core music theory class or music history class, the class must be re–taken. A student may re–take a class twice. Approval of the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music chair is required for a student to take a core class for a third time. If a student still does not achieve at least a "C" after taking a class three times, the student must reapply and re–audition to the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music.

requirements (47–51 credits)

A minimum of five credits taken from piano, large ensemble or individual instruction courses must be upper–division credits (at the 300–400 level).

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 104/404

Piano/Advanced Piano (waived if piano is major instrument)

4

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

MUS 493

Private Instruction: Directed Research and Writing in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or Music Theory

2

MUS 496

Seminar

2

Individual instruction (instrument or voice)

8

Large ensemble

6

total credits

 

51

total credits

(students with piano as major instrument)

47

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.A. in Music.

Bachelor of Music Degrees

General Education Requirements for all Bachelor of Music degrees

Undergraduate degree requirements found in the catalog are applicable, unchanged, to all bachelor of music degrees.

exploration clusters

The language study requirement is restricted to French, German or Italian. For guitar performance students, Spanish is acceptable. Students with voice and keyboard collaborative arts emphases should have proficiency in French, German or Italian and a knowledge of pronunciation of all three.

For the vocal emphasis in the Bachelor of Music in Performance, three credits must be selected from one or a combination of those languages, in addition to the language study component of the Chapman General Education requirements. This requirement cannot be waived.

For the keyboard collaborative arts emphasis in performance, three credits must be selected from those languages, in addition to the language study component of the Chapman General Education requirements. This requirement cannot be waived.

minimum grade requirements

A minimum grade of "C" is required for all music theory and music history courses for all bachelor of music degree programs (except composition). For the Bachelor of Music in Composition, a minimum grade requirement of "B" is required for all courses listed under the specified "Bachelor of Music in Composition" course requirements. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade.

A minimum transfer grade of "C" is required for all transfer credits (except for the students majoring in composition). For composition majors the minimum transfer grade of "B" is required for all transfer credits.

HallMusco Conservatory of Music course retake policy

Regarding minimum grades in core music classes: If a student achieves less than a "C" in a core music theory class or music history class, the class must be re–taken. A student may re–take a class twice. Approval of the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music chair is required for a student to take a core class for a third time. If a student still does not achieve at least a "C" after taking a class three times, the student must reapply and re–audition to the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music.

music theory proficiency requirement

Students who enroll in MUS 133 Theory I and/or MUS 135 Aural Skills I will be tested on their basic knowledge of music theory at the first meeting of MUS 133 Theory I. Those students not passing the diagnostic music theory exam will be required to take remedial studies (MUS 098 Rudiments of Music) and will not be admitted to MUS 133 Theory I or MUS 135 Aural Skills I until sufficient basic knowledge or proficiency can be shown.

sight singing proficiency requirement

Students who have voice as their major instrument (B.A. music majors, B.M. music majors and music minors) will be tested on their basic sight singing ability. Those students not passing the diagnostic sight singing exam will be required to take remedial studies (MUS 097 Rudiments of Sight Singing). Students will be able to take MUS 133 Theory I and MUS 135 Aural Skills I at the same time as MUS 097, if they have passed the diagnostic music theory proficiency exam.

Bachelor of Music in Composition

minimum grade requirement

For the Bachelor of Music in Composition, a minimum grade requirement of "B" is required for all theoretical and historical courses listed under the "basic core requirements" for the bachelor of music degree and all courses listed under the specified "Bachelor of Music in Composition" course requirements.

requirements (70–76 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 104/404

Piano/Advanced Piano (waived if piano is major instrument)

6

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 244

Principles of Music Technology

2

MUS 277

Music Composition (over four semesters, first two years)

8

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

MUS 322

Small Ensemble–New Music (over four semesters)

2

MUS 322

Small Ensemble–Student Choice (over four semesters)

2

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 340

Instrumentation and Beginning Orchestration

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 427

Advanced Counterpoint

2

MUS 440

Advanced Orchestration

2

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

MUS 497

Applied Private Instruction in Composition, Conducting or Other Topics (one credit per semester, last two years)

4

MUS 498A

Senior Recital in Composition–Full Solo Program

0

Individual instruction (major instrument or voice)

8

Large ensemble (over four semesters)

4

one of the following (3 credits)

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

one of the following (2 credits)

MUS 450

Choral Conducting I

2

MUS 452

Instrumental Conducting I

2

total credits

 

76

total credits

(students with piano as major instrument)

70

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Composition.

Bachelor of Music in Performance

conducting emphasis – instrumental

requirements (69–77 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 104/404

Piano/Advanced Piano (waived if piano is major instrument)

8

MUS 124

String Methods Class

1

MUS 125

Woodwind Methods Class

1

MUS 126

Brass Methods Class

1

MUS 127

Percussion Methods Class

1

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 238

Improvisation: Techniques and Experiments

1

MUS 244

Principles of Music Technology

2

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 340

Instrumentation and Beginning Orchestration

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 450

Choral Conducting I

2

MUS 451

Choral Conducting II

2

MUS 452

Instrumental Conducting I

2

MUS 453

Instrumental Conducting II

2

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

MUS 497

Applied Private Instruction in Composition, Conducting or Other Topics

4

MUS 498B

Senior Recital in Conducting Performance–Full Solo Program

0

Individual instruction (instrument or voice)

8

Large ensemble

8

one of the following (3 credits)

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

total credits

 

77

total credits

(students with piano as major instrument)

69

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Performance.

instrumental emphasis

instrumental emphasis – guitar area

requirements (72 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 104/404

Piano/Advanced Piano

4

MUS 103/305

Guitar/Advanced Guitar–Individual Instruction

16

MUS 116/316

Studio Class

4

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 238

Improvisation: Techniques and Experiments

1

MUS 244

Principles of Music Technology

2

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 322

Small Ensemble

4

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 340

Instrumentation and Beginning Orchestration

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 468

Guitar Literature

2

MUS 474

Guitar Pedagogy

2

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

MUS 498D

Senior Recital in Instrumental Performance, Guitar Area– Full Solo Program

0

Large ensemble

4

three of the following (9 credits)

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

one of the following (3 credits)

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

one of the following (2 credits)

MUS 452

Instrumental Conducting I

2

MUS 454

Principles of Conducting

2

total credits

 

72

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Performance.

instrumental emphasis – orchestral instruments area (strings, percussion, brass and woodwinds)

requirements (74 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 104/404

Piano/Advanced Piano

4

MUS 116/316

Studio Class

4

MUS 123/323  

Orchestral Instruments/Advanced Orchestral Instruments

16

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 238

Improvisation: Techniques and Experiments

1

MUS 244

Principles of Music Technology

2

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 322

Small Ensemble

2

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 340

Instrumentation and Beginning Orchestration

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 460

Orchestral Literature

2

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

Large ensemble

8

three of the following (9 credits)

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

one of the following (3 credits)

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

one of the following (2 credits)

MUS 452

Instrumental Conducting I

2

MUS 454

Principles of Conducting

2

one of the following (2 credits)

MUS 470    

String Pedagogy (for string students)

2

MUS 471 

Percussion Pedagogy (for percussion students)

2

MUS 472

Brass Pedagogy (for brass students)

2

MUS 473

Woodwind Pedagogy (for woodwind students)

2

one of the following (0 credits)

MUS 498C

Senior Recital Instrumental Performance–Orchestral Instruments Area–Full Solo Program, Accompanied

0

MUS 498H

Senior Recital Instrumental Performance–Orchestral Instrument Area–Full Solo Program, Unaccompanied

0

total credits

 

74

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Performance.

instrumental emphasis – piano/organ area

requirements (68 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 104/404

Piano/Advanced Piano

16

MUS 111 

Accompanying Class

1

MUS 116/316

Studio Class

4

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 238

Improvisation: Techniques and Experiments

1

MUS 244

Principles of Music Technology

2

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 322

Small Ensemble–Student Choice

1

MUS 322

Small Ensemble–Assigned by Director

2

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 340

Instrumentation and Beginning Orchestration

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 475

Piano Pedagogy

2

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

MUS 494

Piano Literature

2

MUS 498E

Senior Recital in Instrumental Performance, Piano Area– Full Solo Program

0

Large ensemble

4

three of the following (9 credits)

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

one of the following (3 credits)

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

one of the following (2 credits)

MUS 452

Instrumental Conducting I

2

MUS 454

Principles of Conducting

2

total credits

 

68

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Performance.

keyboard collaborative arts emphasis

additional foreign language requirement (3 credits)

Three credits in addition to the language study–General Education Requirement

3

music requirements (73 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 107/407

Collaborative Piano/Advanced Collaborative Piano– Individual Instruction

16

MUS 111

Accompanying Class

1

MUS 116/316

Studio Class

4

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

MUS 223

Diction for Singers I–English and Italian Diction

1

MUS 225

Diction for Singers II–German Diction

1

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 238

Improvisation: Techniques and Experiments

1

MUS 244

Principles of Music Technology

2

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 322

Small Ensemble–Student Choice

1

MUS 322

Small Ensemble–Assigned by Area Director

2

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 340

Instrumentation and Beginning Orchestration

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 398A

Senior Recital in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Performance–Half Solo Program

0

MUS 411

Collaborative Piano Class

1

MUS 456

Song Literature

2

MUS 475

Piano Pedagogy

2

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

MUS 494

Piano Literature

2

MUS 498F

Senior Recital in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Performance–Full Collaborative Program

0

Large ensemble

4

three of the following (9 credits)

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

one of the following (3 credits)

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

one of the following (2 credits)

MUS 452

Instrumental Conducting I

2

MUS 454

Principles of Conducting

2

total credits

 

76

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Performance.

vocal emphasis

additional foreign language (3 credits)

Three credits in addition to the language study–General Education Requirement

3

music requirements (75 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 104/404

Piano/Advanced Piano

4

MUS 106/406

Voice/Advanced Voice–Individual Instruction

16

MUS 116/316

Studio Class

4

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

TH 217

Introduction to Acting and Movement for Singers

2

MUS 223

Diction for Singers I–English and Italian Diction

1

MUS 225

Diction for Singers II–German Diction

1

MUS 227

Diction for Singers III–French Diction

1

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 238

Improvisation: Techniques and Experiments

1

MUS 244

Principles of Music Technology

2

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 456

Song Literature

2

MUS 476

Vocal Pedagogy

2

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

MUS 498G

Senior Recital in Vocal Performance–Full Solo Program, Accompanied

0

Large ensemble

8

three of the following (9 credits)

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

one of the following (3 credits)

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

one of the following (2 credits)

MUS 452

Instrumental Conducting I

2

MUS 454

Principles of Conducting

2

total credits

 

78

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Performance.

Bachelor of Music (Pre–Certification, Music Education)

instrumental emphasis

requirements (74–78 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 104/404

Piano/Advanced Piano (waived if piano is major instrument)

4

MUS 116/316

Studio Class

1

MUS 124

String Methods Class

1

MUS 125

Woodwind Methods Class

1

MUS 126

Brass Methods Class

1

MUS 127

Percussion Methods Class

1

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

MUS 231/231L

Introduction to Music Education/Lab

3

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 238

Improvisation: Techniques and Experiments

1

MUS 244

Principles of Music Technology

2

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 322

Small Ensemble (one semester of a Jazz Ensemble)

1

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 340

Instrumentation and Beginning Orchestration

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 450

Choral Conducting I

2

MUS 452

Instrumental Conducting I

2

MUS 453

Instrumental Conducting II

2

MUS 457/457L

Practicum in Choral Literature and Pedagogy/Lab

3

MUS 458/458L

Practicum in Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy/Lab

3

MUS 459/459L

Practicum in Elementary School Literature and Pedagogy/Lab

3

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

Individual instruction, major instrument

8

Large ensemble

6

one of the following (1 credit)

MUS 103

Guitar

1

MUS 113

Beginning Guitar Class

1

MUS 211

Intermediate Guitar Class

1

MUS 305

Advanced Guitar

1

one of the following (1 credit)

MUS 106

Voice

1

MUS 155

Voice Class (music education majors)

1

three of the following (9 credits)

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

one of the following (3 credits)

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

one of the following (0 credits)

MUS 398B

Senior Recital in Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis– Half Solo Program, Accompanied

0

MUS 398D

Senior Recital in Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis– Half Solo Program, Unaccompanied

0

total credits

 

78

total credits

(students with piano as major instrument)

74

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Education (PreCertification).

vocal emphasis

requirements (77 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 104/404

Piano/Advanced Piano

4

MUS 106/306

Voice/Advanced Voice–Individual Instruction in Voice

8

MUS 116/316

Studio Class

1

MUS 124

String Methods Class

1

MUS 125

Woodwind Methods Class

1

MUS 126

Brass Methods Class

1

MUS 127

Percussion Methods Class

1

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 180

Music Information Literacy I

0

MUS 231/231L

Introduction to Music Education/Lab

3

MUS 233

Theory III

2

MUS 234

Theory IV

2

MUS 235

Aural Skills III

1

MUS 236

Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 238

Improvisation: Techniques and Experiments

1

MUS 244

Principles of Music Technology

2

MUS 280

Music Information Literacy II

0

MUS 322

Small Ensemble–Vocal (one semester of a jazz ensemble)

1

MUS 330

Form and Harmonic Analysis

2

MUS 340

Instrumentation and Beginning Orchestration

2

MUS 380

Music Information Literacy III

0

MUS 398C

Senior Recital in Music Education, Vocal Emphasis–Half Solo Program, Accompanied

0

MUS 450

Choral Conducting I

2

MUS 451

Choral Conducting II

2

MUS 452

Instrumental Conducting I

2

MUS 457/457L

Practicum in Choral Literature and Pedagogy/Lab

3

MUS 458/458L

Practicum in Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy/Lab

3

MUS 459/459L

Practicum in Elementary School Literature and Pedagogy/Lab

3

MUS 480

Music Information Literacy IV

0

Large ensemble

6

one of the following (1 credit)

MUS 103

Guitar

1

MUS 113

Beginning Guitar Class

1

MUS 211

Intermediate Guitar Class

1

MUS 305

Advanced Guitar

1

three of the following (9 credits)

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 303

Music History and Literature III

3

MUS 304

Music History and Literature IV

3

one of the following (3 credits)

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

total credits

 

77

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.M. in Music Education (PreCertification).

Credential

The Single Subject Teaching Credential allows the holder to teach in a specific subject area. Bachelor of Music (pre–certification, Music Education) students who intend to enroll in the credential program at Chapman may complete the professional education courses of the credential program after the bachelor of music is awarded or may include professional education courses as part of the upper–division undergraduate program. All professional education course work must be approved by an advisor in the College of Educational Studies. Requirements for the credential program are specified in the College of Educational Studies Public School Credential program section of the graduate catalog. The normal residency for completion of the Bachelor of Music (pre–certification, Music Education) degree and required professional education courses is five years.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires candidates who are pursuing a Single Subject Teaching Credential to verify their subject matter competence as a part of their teaching qualifications. This requirement must be fulfilled before entering the student teaching phase of the credential program. To fulfill the requirement, candidates must pass the music California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). The music CSET consists of three subtest, which may be taken over time, but it is recommended that the first subtest be taken during a candidate’s first semester in the credential program. In addition, the student must achieve an overall GPA of at least 2.750 in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) credits of their completed degree program and must pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) examination prior to admission to the credential program. CSET and other testing requirements will be reviewed with each candidate by the education director when they first enter the Single Subject Teaching Credential program.

Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education—Music Education Program Emphasis

The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education program allows the candidate to obtain both the Single Subject Teaching Credential and the master’s degree through an integrated program of course work, fieldwork and student research. The College of Educational Studies has developed a specific Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education—Music Education program emphasis, for those who wish to teach music education at the middle school or high school level. See the College of Educational Studies Master of Arts in Teaching section of the graduate catalog for more information.

Minor in Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music

Minor in Music

Admittance to the Conservatory is by audition. Current students who wish to add or change a music minor will require Conservatory chair approval.

For the Minor in Music, a minimum of nine credits must be upper–division. A minimum grade of "C" is required for all courses listed for the Minor in Music. All courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade. A minimum transfer grade of "C" is required for all transfer credits in the minor.

HallMusco Conservatory of Music course retake policy

Regarding minimum grades in core music classes: If a student achieves less than a "C" in a core music theory class or music history class, the class must be re–taken. A student may re–take a class twice. Approval of the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music chair is required for a student to take a core class for a third time. If a student still does not achieve at least a "C" after taking a class three times, the student must reapply and re–audition to the Hall–Musco Conservatory of Music.

music theory proficiency requirement

Students who enroll in MUS 133 Theory I and/or MUS 135 Aural Skills I will be tested on their basic knowledge of music theory at the first meeting of MUS 133 Theory I. Those students not passing the diagnostic music theory exam will be required to take remedial studies (MUS 098 Rudiments of Music) and will not be admitted to MUS 133 Theory I or MUS 135 Aural Skills I until sufficient basic knowledge or proficiency can be shown.

sight singing proficiency requirement

Students who have voice as their major instrument (B.A. music majors, B.M. music majors and music minors) will be tested on their basic sight singing ability. Those students not passing the diagnostic sight singing exam will be required to take remedial studies (MUS 097 Rudiments of Sight Singing). Students will be able to take MUS 133 Theory I and MUS 135 Aural Skills I at the same time as MUS 097, if they have passed the diagnostic music theory proficiency exam.

requirements (15 credits)

MUS 102

Compendium of Western Music History

3

MUS 133

Theory I

2

MUS 134

Theory II

2

MUS 135

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 136

Aural Skills II

1

Individual instruction in instrument or voice (minimum of two credits at 300 level or higher)

4

Large or small ensemble courses (minimum of one credit at 300 level)

2

two of the following (6 credits)

MUS 301

Music History and Literature I

3

MUS 302

Music History and Literature II

3

MUS 326

Musical Cultures of the Caribbean and Latin America

3

MUS 332A

Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

3

MUS 332B

Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

3

MUS 332C

Musical Cultures of the Americas

3

MUS 345

History of Musical Theater

3

MUS 461

Psychology of Music

3

Any 300/400 level course under theoretical and historical courses for which prerequisites have been met.

 

total credits

 

21

Course Descriptions – Theoretical and Historical Courses

MUS 097 Rudiments of Sight Singing

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Rudiments of Sight-Singing is a preparatory course, covering material that all incoming students with voice as their primary instrument are expected to have already mastered. The purpose of this course is to address: Melodic and rhythmic notation reading skills; Skills in pitch recognition and reproduction; note naming; basic music vocabulary; score reading. P/NP. (Offered fall semester.) 2 non-degree credits.

MUS 098 Rudiments of Music

Prerequisites, music major, or minor only, and consent of instructor. Rudiments of Music is a preparatory course, covering material that all incoming BM and BA music students are expected to have already mastered. This course will cover pitch and rhythmic notation, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, basic music reading skills, and aural skills. P/NP. (Offered spring semester.) 3 non-degree credits.

MUS 101 Introduction to Music

For non-music majors and minors only. A course designed to give the student a grasp of the major styles and trends of Western music, from Gregorian chant to the present. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 102 Compendium of Western Music History

Prerequisites, music major, or minor, and pass MUS 133 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. For music majors and music minors only. A course designed to give the music student a grasp of the major styles and trends of Western music, from Gregorian chant to the present. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 122 Musical Cultures of the World

Prerequisite, non-music major, or minor. A survey of non-western musical traditions with an emphasis on the musical, aesthetic, and anthropological factors that help to define culture: Africa, Asia, the Americas. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 128 Fundamentals of Music Theory

Prerequisite, non-music major, or minor. This course is designed for students who wish to further their knowledge of the inner-workings of music. The objective is to develop musical vocabulary and critical listening skills, which will include in-depth analysis of song forms. The course will cover music notation, scales and modes, key signatures, intervals, triads, lead-sheet notation, chords, and basic aural skills. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 129 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

MUS 133 Theory I

Prerequisites, pass freshman diagnostic examination in theory. Music notation, rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, seventh chords and figured bass and diatonic harmonic progression. Exercises in species counterpoint. Four-part voice–leading and simple compositional exercises including non–harmonic tones. Diatonic harmonic analysis from 18th and early 19th century literature. Introduction to chromaticism. Secondary functions including four–part voice leading. (Offered fall semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 134 Theory II

Prerequisite, pass MUS 133 with a "C" or better, or pass music theory placement exam. Prerequisite for B.M. composition major, pass MUS 133 with a "B" or better, or pass music theory placement exam. Overview of chromaticism including review of secondary functions: Modulation, mode mixture, Neapolitan triad, augmented sixth chords. Introduction to cadences, phrases, periods, simple part-forms, invertible counterpoint, 2-part invention, 3-part invention. Continuing exercises in harmonic analysis, 4-part voice leading, and composition. Plus lab. (Offered spring semester.) 2 credit.

MUS 135 Aural Skills I

Prerequisite, pass freshman diagnostic examination. Exercises in singing major and minor scales and diatonic intervals. Exercises in sight signing and prepared singing of diatonic melodies in both major and minor mode. Sight and prepared rhythmic exercises in simple and compound meters. Interval recognition. Triad and seventh chord quality and inversion recognition. Melodic dictation using diatonic melodies in major and minor modes. Diatonic harmonic progression dictation including inversions. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 136 Aural Skills II

Prerequisite, pass MUS 135 with a "C" or better, or pass aural skills placement examination. Prerequisite for B.M. composition major, pass MUS 135 with a "B" or better, or pass aural skills placement examination. Exercises in singing major and minor scales and chromatic intervals. Exercises in sight singing and prepared singing of chromatic melodies in both major and minor mode. Sight and prepared syncopated rhythmic exercises and exercises in changing asymmetrical meters. Melodic dictation using chromatic melodies in major and minor modes. Chromatic harmonic progression dictation including inversions. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 177 Music Composition

Prerequisites, BM in composition major, consent of instructor. A structured approach to composing music, from small to larger complex forms. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 180 Music Information Literacy I

An introduction to the basic concepts of music information literacy. Students must attend one session during their first year. It is required for all music majors. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

MUS 199 Individual Study

Prerequisites, music major, or minor, and consent of instructor. Individual study. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MUS 201 American Popular Music

Open to non-music majors. This course examines the historical context and development of American popular musics from their nineteenth century origins to their worldwide dominance in our contemporary global society. Variable topic course, topics include: Protest Songs since the 1960's, New Musical on Film and Television, The Musical Stage and Screen, A History of Rock, The Beatles and the British Invasion, A History of Pop Song, Songs and Society. May be repeated for credit if topic subjects are different. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 203 Global Popular Music

Open to non-music majors. This survey of global pop explores musical thought and processes through an examination of the development of “world music” and “world beat,” including its meaning and importance to contemporary culture as well as its history and impact. Intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the international popular music scene from its explosion at the close of the 20th century thru the present day, this course questions the meaning and importance of this trend in contemporary culture. It explores the complex relationships of music and mass media while addressing themes of nationalism, popular resistance and subversion, censorship, transnational identity, gender representation, and cultural hegemony. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 223 Diction for Singers I - English and Italian Diction

An in-depth study of the International Phonetic Alphabet, its pronunciation and application for singers to English and Italian. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 225 Diction for Singers II - German Diction

Prerequisite, MUS 223, or consent of instructor. An in-depth study of the International Phonetic Alphabet, its pronunciation and application for singers to German. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 227 Diction for Singers III - French Diction

Prerequisite, MUS 223, or consent of instructor. An in-depth study of the International Phonetic Alphabet, its pronunciation and application for singers to French. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 229 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 231 Introduction to Music Education

Corequisite, MUS 231L. Introductory course in Music Education intended to provide historical, philosophical, and practical foundations for the teaching of music. This course contains a lab component and fieldwork requirement. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 231L Lab Introduction to Music Education

Corequisite, MUS 231. Lab component of MUS 231. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

MUS 233 Theory III

Prerequisite, pass MUS 134 with a "C" or better, or for BM in composition major must pass MUS 134 with a "B" or better, or pass music theory placement exam. Overview of harmonic practice during the late 19th-century including 9th, 11th, 13th chords, and altered dominants. Introduction to large forms including sonata form (and its hybrids), rondo form, and variation forms, 3-voice fugues, 4-voice fugues. Plus lab. (Offered fall semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 234 Theory IV

Prerequisites, pass MUS 102, 233 with a "C" or better, or pass music theory placement examination. Prerequisites for B.M. composition major, pass MUS 102 with "C or better, and pass MUS 233 with "B" or better, or pass music theory placement examination. Overview of the materials, techniques and structure of western art music since 1900, including neotonality, atonality, serialism, minimalism, linear counterpoint, and aleatory. (Offered spring semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 235 Aural Skills III

Prerequisite, pass MUS 136 with a "C" or better, or pass Aural Skills placement examination. Prerequisite for B.M. composition major, pass MUS 136 with "B" or better, or pass Aural Skills placement examination. Exercises in sight singing and prepared singing of chromatic melodies including highly disjunct melodies and modulating melodies in both major and minor modes. Exercises in sight singing a countermelody. Continued rhythmic exercises using all metrical types and including sight reading counterrhythms. Melodic dictation using chromatic melodies in major and minor modes including modulating melodies. Chromatic harmonic progression dictation including modulating progressions and notation of soprano and bass lines. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 236 Aural Skills IV

Prerequisites, pass MUS 102, 235 with a "C" or better, or pass aural skills placement examination. Prerequisites for B.M. composition major, pass MUS 102 with a "C" or better, and pass MUS 235 with "B" or better, or pass aural skills placement examination. Exercises in singing seven, six, and five note modes and scales. Exercises in identifying neotonal sonorities. Prepared and sight reading of modal, atonal, and serial melodies. Melodic dictation using modal, atonal, and serial melodies. Rhythmic transcription including polymetric textures. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 238 Improvisation: Techniques and Experiments

Prerequisites, pass MUS 102, 135, 136 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. The study of western and non-western improvisational technique (including jazz), theory, application, and aesthetic, with immediate and hands-on application by student-participants. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 239 Film Music

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. This course will cover the role of music in American, European, and World cinema, changes in film music style from the early silents to the current day, cross-cultural differences in the scoring of films, the compositional process when writing for film, and the process of adding music to film in post-production. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 244 Principles of Music Technology

Prerequisite, pass diagnostic examination in computer literacy and music fundamentals. Students must possess basic skills and knowledge of music notation, fundamentals of music and computer literacy. This course will introduce students to necessary skills for the production of electronic music, computer music notation, the musical instrument digital interface (MIDI), sound recording and editing techniques, and delivery of music and sound on the internet. (Offered every semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 249 Film Music Composition

Prerequisites, proficiency in basic western harmony, notation, and orchestration practices, and consent of instructor. This introduction to the role of music in film examines how to achieve an effective score. Topics include spotting: the practical and psychological considerations of music placement; methods of synchronizing score to picture; and the dramatic utilization of melody, harmony, rhythm, and orchestral texture. Student composers write and record cues. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 277 Music Composition

Prerequisites, B.M. composition major, sophomore standing, consent of instructor. A structured approach to composing music, from small to larger complex forms. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered every semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 280 Music Information Literacy II

This course reinforces the basic concepts of and introduces more advanced concepts of music information literacy. Music majors must attend one session during their second year. It is required for all music majors. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

MUS 290 Intern Program

Prerequisites, music major, or minor, and sophomore standing, consent of instructor, consent of department chair. This course provides students with the opportunity to receive credit for internships with off-campus music organizations. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

MUS 299 Individual Study

Prerequisites, music major, or minor, and consent of instructor. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MUS 301 Music History and Literature I

Prerequisites, junior standing, and pass MUS 102, 133 with a "C" or better, or B.M. Composition major, pass MUS 102 with a "B" or better, MUS 133 with a "C" or better. The period of antiquity, Middle Ages, and Renaissance. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 302 Music History and Literature II

Prerequisites, junior standing, pass MUS 102, 134 with a "C" or better, or B.M. composition major, pass MUS 102 with a "B" or better, MUS 134 with a "C" or better. Baroque and Classical periods. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 303 Music History and Literature III

Prerequisites, junior standing, pass MUS 102, 233 with a "C" or better. Perquisites for B.M. composition major, pass MUS 102 with a "B" or better, and MUS 233 with a "C" or better. The Romantic period. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 304 Music History and Literature IV

Prerequisites, junior standing, pass MUS 102, 234 with a "C" or better. Prerequisites for B.M. composition major, junior standing, pass MUS 102 with a "B" or better, pass MUS 234 with a "C" or better. The twentieth century. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 324 Audio Recording Techniques

Prerequisites, junior standing, pass MUS 244 with a "C" or better. This course will introduce students to sound recording techniques in a modern studio environment using audio equipment and media in the digital and analog domains. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 326 Musical Cultures of the Caribbean and Latin America

Open to non-music majors. This course is an introduction to musical styles of the Caribbean, South America, and Latin America with emphases on theory, forms, instruments, and sociological implications. The course introduces the student to ethnomusicology – the study of music in a people’s way of life. This treats music as a distillation of cultural styles, approaching diverse musical styles with the desire to understand them on their own terms, as the people who make the music the music would understand them. By region we examine life histories and autobiographies that are essential to understanding the meaning and purpose of musical performances: additional musical, sociological, geopolitical, and cultural-spiritual elements are studied to lead to understanding. (Offered spring semester). 3 credits.

MUS 327 Modal Counterpoint

Prerequisites, junior standing, pass MUS 134, 136 with a "C" or better. Contrapuntal techniques as practiced by composers of the sixteenth century. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 328 Tonal Counterpoint

Prerequisites, junior standing, pass MUS 233, 235 with a "C" or better. Contrapuntal techniques as practiced by composers of the eighteenth century. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 329 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

MUS 330 Form and Harmonic Analysis

Prerequisites, junior standing, and pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or for composition majors pass MUS 234, 236 with "B" or better. A critical, in-depth study of the formal aspects of Western Art Music, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. An emphasis will be placed on works that no only exemplify traditional structures (starting from simple structural elements, binary and ternary forms, to larger forms), but also expand the horizons of formal design. (Offered every semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 332A Musical Cultures of Africa/Middle East

Prerequisites, pass MUS 102 with a "C" or better, and music major, or minor. This course will explore the non-Western musical traditions of Africa and the Middle East. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 332B Musical Cultures of Asia/Pacific

Prerequisites, pass MUS 102 with a "C" or better, and music major, or minor. This course will explore the non-Western musical traditions of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 332C Musical Cultures of the Americas

Prerequisites, pass MUS 102 with a "C" or better, and music major, or minor. This course will explore the non-western musical traditions of the Americas. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 340 Instrumentation and Beginning Orchestration

Prerequisites, pass MUS 234 with a "C" or better, junior standing. Prerequisite for B.M. composition major, pass MUS 234 with "B" or better. An introductory but in depth study of the various aspects of instrumentation and beginning orchestration for various ensembles. The primary emphasis will be placed on works that exemplify common notion systems and orchestration techniques present in the orchestral and chamber music repertoire. (Offered every semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 344 Advanced Principles of Music Technology

Prerequisites, pass MUS 244 with a "C" or better, junior standing, or consent of instructor. Students have the opportunity to further develop the necessary skills for the production of electronic music, the performance of electronic music, working with Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), computer music notation, and sound recording and editing techniques. This advanced class goes deeper into industry standard recording and composition applications Finale, ProTools, Ableton, Live and Reason. Students get more experience composing, remixing, beat programming, and developing recording engineering skills. (Offered spring semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 345 History of Musical Theater

Prerequisites, junior standing, and music, or theatre, or dance major, or minors, or consent of instructor. The history and analysis of American musical theater from the early twentieth century to the present. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 354 French Opera in the Time of the Sun King: The "Libretti" of Quinault and Music of Lully

(Same as FREN 354.) Prerequisite, pass MUS 102 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. An exploration of both the literary and the musical traditions of the finest operas written in French during the reign of Louis XIV. Students will read libretti written in French from the classical era such as Quinault’s Alceste and Corneille’s Psyché. Students will examine the rich literary tradition of the libretti and their fascinating interplay with the music of composers such as Lully. The class will provide students with an understanding of the historical setting in which the most popular performing art emerged as a powerful instrument of royalist propaganda during the reign of the Sun King. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 356 Topics in French Opera

(Same as FREN 356.)

MUS 377 Music Composition

Prerequisites, BM in Composition major, junior standing, consent of instructor. A structured approach to composing music, from small to larger complex forms. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 380 Music Information Literacy III

This course introduces students to advanced concepts of music information literacy. Music majors must attend one session during their third year. It is required for all music majors. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

MUS 399 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor, junior standing, and music major, or minor. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MUS 427 Advanced Counterpoint

Prerequisite, pass MUS 340 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Prerequisite for B.M. composition major, pass MUS 340 with "B" or better, or consent of instructor. Study of the principles of linear counterpoint from 1800 to the present. Analytical exercises focusing on the contrapuntal music of Beethoven, Brahms, Schoenberg, Hindemith, Bartok, Ligeti, Takemitsu, and others. Applied exercises in composition. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 429 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

MUS 433 Foundations of Music Education

(Same as MUS 533.) Prerequisites, MUS 231, 231L, consent of instructor. The purpose of this course is for students to gain an overview of the historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations that have shaped and directed music education in America and abroad, and, thereby, to provide the tools for formulating a personal philosophy of music education. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 434 Managing School Music Programs

(Same as MUS 534.) Prerequisites, MUS 231, 231L, consent of instructor. This course explores the development of music teaching and learning within the context of American society with particular emphasis on preparing future music teachers to manage the administrative and interpersonal demands of the profession. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 435 Chapman Music Teachers Institute

Prerequisites, pass MUS 102, 234, 236 with a "C" or better, MUS 231/231L, and MUS 457/457L, or 458/458L, or 459/459L. The purpose of the course is to provide opportunities for students that will effectively assist them in their development as teachers, leading to their ultimate success in the classroom. Focus is on the practical application of learned teaching methods. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 440 Advanced Orchestration

Prerequisite, pass MUS 340 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Prerequisite, B.M. composition major, pass MUS 340 with "B" or better, or consent of instructor. A critical and in depth study of the various aspects of orchestration and extended instrumental techniques used in music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The primary emphasis will be placed on works that exemplify current notion systems and orchestration techniques present in the orchestral and chamber music repertoire since 1950. (Offered spring semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 450 Choral Conducting I

Prerequisites, pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Patterns and techniques used in development and training of choral groups. (Offered fall semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 451 Choral Conducting II

Prerequisite, MUS 450, or consent of instructor. Continuation of Choral Conducting I, including choral repertory. (Offered spring semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 452 Instrumental Conducting I

Prerequisites, pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Baton techniques, score reading, interpretation, repertory, laboratory practice. (Offered fall semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 453 Instrumental Conducting II

Prerequisite, MUS 452, or consent of instructor. Continuation of Instrumental Conducting I. (Offered spring semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 454 Principles of Conducting

Prerequisites, pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Basic techniques of baton, score study, analysis, and interpretation appropriate for leading choral and instrumental groups. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 456 Song Literature

Prerequisite, pass MUS 102 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. An historical overview of song literature from the late Renaissance to the present. Includes selected literature of composers and poets from Western and Eastern Europe, and the Americas. (Offered spring semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 457 Practicum in Choral Literature and Pedagogy

Prerequisites, MUS 231, 231L, and pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, MUS 457L. Intensive study of literature appropriate for high school choirs and smaller vocal ensembles. This course contains a lab component and fieldwork requirement. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 457L Lab Practicum in Choral Literature and Pedagogy

Prerequisites, MUS 231, 231L, and pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, MUS 457. Intensive study of literature appropriate for high school choirs and smaller vocal ensembles. This is a lab component and fieldwork requirement. (Offered as needed.) 0 credits.

MUS 458 Practicum in Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy

Prerequisites, MUS 231, 231L, and pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, MUS 458L. Intensive study of literature appropriate for junior and senior high school bands and orchestras. This course contains a lab component and fieldwork requirement. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 458L Lab Practicum in Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy

Prerequisites, MUS 231, 231L, and pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, MUS 458. Intensive study of literature appropriate for junior and senior high school bands and orchestras. This course is a lab component and fieldwork requirement. (Offered as needed.) 0 credits.

MUS 459 Practicum in Elementary School Literature and Pedagogy

Prerequisites, MUS 231, 231L, and pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, MUS 459L. Study of literature and materials appropriate for K-8, including the most recent materials used in elementary and junior high classrooms. This course contains a lab component and fieldwork requirement. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MUS 459L Lab Practicum in Elementary School Literature and Pedagogy

Prerequisites, MUS 231, 231L, and pass MUS 234, 236 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, MUS 459. Lab component and fieldwork requirement of MUS 459. (Offered as needed.) 0 credits.

MUS 460 Orchestral Literature

Prerequisite, pass MUS 102 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. An historical overview of orchestral/symphonic literature from the Baroque to the present. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 461 Psychology of Music

(Same as PSY 461.) Prerequisites, PSY 101, and either MUS 101, or 102, or consent of instructor. This interdisciplinary course will explore the human perception and cognitive organization of music. Topics covered will include the neurobiology of music, psychoacoustics/music perception, music cognition, music and emotion, the cognitive development of music in children, the neuropsychology of music and music learning and behavior. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

MUS 468 Guitar Literature

Prerequisite, pass MUS 102 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. An historical overview of guitar, lute and vihuela literature from the Renaissance to the present. Includes early lute and vihuela literature of the Renaissance, four- and five-course Baroque guitar literature and six-string classical guitar literature from early 19th century to the present. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 470 String Pedagogy

Prerequisites, consent of instructor, minimum of two years instrumental study. Level to be approved by course instructor. Fundamentals of string pedagogy from elementary through conservatory levels-emphasis on technique development, pain free physiology of playing, performance practice, repertoire, and pragmatic application to elementary and advanced educational levels. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 471 Percussion Pedagogy

Prerequisite, minimum of two years of percussion study. The three primary objectives for this course are to explore the history, pedagogy, and repertoire of classical and contemporary percussion playing. Considering the many kinds of percussion instruments, as well as the career goals of the enrolled student, one or more secondary emphases will be given to the student on specific solo/ensemble repertoire, the researching and purchasing of professional quality instruments and gear, the research and evaluation of university graduate studies in percussion, opportunities in foreign and domestic research and performance seminars, festivals, scholarships, and grants, and career options in percussion performance. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 472 Brass Pedagogy

Prerequisite, minimum of two years of brass study. Performance level to be approved by the instructor. Fundamentals of brass pedagogy from elementary through conservatory levels — emphasis on technique development, physiology, performance practice, repertoire, and pragmatic application to various educational levels. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 473 Woodwind Pedagogy

Prerequisite, minimum of two years of woodwind study. Performance level to be approved by the instructor. Fundamentals of woodwind pedagogy from elementary through conservatory levels — emphasis on technique development, physiology, performance practice, repertoire, and pragmatic application to various educational levels. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 474 Guitar Pedagogy

Prerequisite, minimum of two years of guitar study. Fundamentals of guitar pedagogy with emphasis on comparative guitar teaching method books, instruction for various age groups, and practical application to teaching in public and private settings. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 475 Piano Pedagogy

Prerequisite, three years of piano study. Fundamentals of piano pedagogy with emphasis on comparative piano teaching methods and practical application to teaching individuals of all ages. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 476 Vocal Pedagogy

Prerequisite, minimum of two years of college–level vocal study. Fundamentals of vocal pedagogy with emphasis on historical background, comparative vocal methods, physiology, voice classification, and practical application to teaching individuals of all ages. (Offered fall semester.) 2 credits.

MUS 480 Music Information Literacy IV

This course presents advanced concepts of music information literacy to prepare students for senior capstones and graduate work. Music majors must attend one session during their fourth year. It is required for all music majors. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

MUS 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisites, music major, or minor, and consent of instructor, consent of department chair. This course provides students with the opportunity to receive credit for internships with off-campus music organizations. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

MUS 493 Private Instruction: Directed Research and Writing in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or Music Theory

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Applied private instruction in musicology, ethnomusicology or music theory. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load; MUS 493 may be taken for 1 to 3 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. Fee: $100. per credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

MUS 494 Piano Literature

Prerequisite, pass MUS 102 with a "C" or better, or consent of instructor. An historical overview of keyboard literature from the Renaissance to the present. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 496 Seminar

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Study of individual major composers or specific periods. Subjects vary. (Offered as needed.) 2 credits.

MUS 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

Course Descriptions – Applied Courses

All undergraduate private instruction courses on an instrument or in voice carry a variable credit load of one to four credits, for which each credit allows for a half–hour weekly lesson per semester (fees per credit: $240 for music majors, music minors and music scholarship recipients; $520 for all others). All class instruction in guitar, piano, accompanying or voice are one credit per semester (fee: $100). All applied courses must be taken for credit (no audit allowed) and may be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester.

Applied music lessons in voice, orchestral instruments, guitar, piano and organ are available to any student regardless of major (non–majors are placed subject to available space).

MUS 103 Guitar

Prerequisite, MUS 113, or consent of instructor. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 104 Piano

All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 105 Voice Class

The study of beginning singing technique and literature in a small group situation. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 106 Voice

All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 107 Collaborative Piano

All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240 per credit for music majors and minors; $520 per credit for all others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 111 Accompanying Class

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The development of skills in piano accompaniment of vocal or instrumental performance. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) ½ credit.

MUS 112 Introduction to Alexander Technique

Prerequisite, music major, or minor. This is an interactive class introducing the principles of the Alexander Technique and applying these principles to musical training. Material covered will include: developing the skill of self-observation; providing a physical understanding of poise as applied to musical performance; applying the Technique to daily activities; reducing levels of habitual muscular tension while playing an instrument or singing. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $100. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 113 Beginning Guitar Class

An introductory course in playing the guitar. The emphasis will include basic sitting position and technique, music notation, first year repertoire, and pedagogy of guitar. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 114 Beginning/Intermediate Piano Class

An introductory course in playing the piano. The emphasis will include techniques of performance, note reading, and basic musicianship. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 116 Studio Class

(Same as MUS 316.) Periodic meetings of students enrolled in similar private lesson instruction to study solo and ensemble repertory, pedagogical materials and teaching methods. (section CON, conducting; section KB, keyboard; section OR, orchestral instrument; section GU, guitar; section VO, voice.) P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½ credit.

MUS 120 Organ

All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 123 Orchestral Instruments

All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 124 String Methods Class

The technique and pedagogy of stringed instruments. No special fee is charged. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 125 Woodwind Methods Class

The technique and pedagogy of woodwind instruments. No special fee is charged. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 126 Brass Methods Class

The technique and pedagogy of brass instruments. No special fee is charged. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 127 Percussion Methods Class

The technique and pedagogy of percussion instruments. No special fee is charged. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 155 Voice Class (Music Education Majors)

Prerequisite, music education major. Group instruction in voice and vocal pedagogy for instrumental music education majors. Emphasis on understanding the basic foundation for a healthy technique for singing and the ability to impart that knowledge to elementary, junior and/or high school age students. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $100. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

MUS 198A Studio Recital, Accompanied

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Studio Recitals are not required for degree. Sophomores/Freshman with a major in B.M. Performance, B.M. Music Education and/or B.M. Composition may perform in a studio or showcase recital. The recital will be shared with students from your studio (or combined studios) with a minimum of 3 students on the program. One recital date is allowed per studio per semester. Exceptions can be made for performance or composition majors on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the area director, if the director determines the student is ready and should perform a full solo recital in that case, the student would register for MUS 298 appropriate section. P/NP. Fee: $150. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 198B Studio Recital, Unaccompanied

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Studio Recitals are not required for degree. Sophomores/Freshman with a major in B.M. Performance, B.M. Music Education and/or B.M. Composition may perform in a studio or showcase recital. The recital will be shared with students from your studio (or combined studios) with a minimum of 3 students on the program. One recital date is allowed per studio per semester. Exceptions can be made for performance or composition majors on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the area director, if the director determines the student is ready and should perform a full solo recital in that case, the student would register for MUS 298 appropriate section. P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 205 Singing for Actors

Prerequisite, theatre, or theatre performance, or screen acting major. The study of singing technique and performance in a small group situation. Class is structured toward performance of musical theater literature for the theater major. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 211 Intermediate Guitar Class

Prerequisite, MUS 113, or equivalent, or consent of instructor. This is an intermediate course in playing the guitar and is a continuation of the beginning guitar class, MUS 113. Areas covered include: accompaniment styles, strumming patterns, picking patterns, jazz chords, bar chords, open tunings, playing by ear, transposition, and sight–reading (melodies and two voices). May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 251 Sophomore Vocal Coaching

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. An introductory course which focuses on the fundamental aspects of vocal coaching in a group setting. Students will study operatic arias and art song in Italian, French, German, and English. Discussion of musical considerations relating to style and textual considerations. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 297 Applied Private Instruction in Composition, Conducting, or Other Topics

Prerequisites, music major, or minor, and consent of instructor. Applied private instruction in music composition, conducting, score reading or other applied topics. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load; MUS 297 may be taken for 1 to 3 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. Fee: $100. per credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

MUS 298A Junior Recital - Half Solo Program, Accompanied

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Junior recitals are not required for degree. Juniors with a major in B.M. Performance, B.M. Music Education and/or B.M. Composition may perform a shared recital. There must be a minimum of two students on the program. Juniors must have passed their UDP to perform a recital. Exceptions can be made for performance or composition majors on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the area director, if the director determines the student is ready and should perform a full solo junior recital. P/NP. Fee: $250. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 298B Junior Recital - Half Solo Program, Unaccompanied

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Junior recitals are not required for degree. Juniors with a major in B.M. Performance, B.M. Music Education and/or B.M. Composition may perform a shared recital. There must be a minimum of two students on the program. Juniors must have passed their UDP to perform a recital. Exceptions can be made for performance or composition majors on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the area director, if the director determines the student is ready and should perform a full solo junior recital. P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 298C Junior Recital - Full Solo Program, Accompanied

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Junior recitals are not required for degree. Juniors with a major in B.M. Performance, B.M. Music Education and/or B.M. Composition may perform a shared recital. There must be a minimum of two students on the program. Juniors must have passed their UDP to perform a recital. Exceptions can be made for performance or composition majors on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the area director, if the director determines the student is ready and should perform a full solo junior recital. P/NP. Fee: $400. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 298D Junior Recital - Full Solo Program, Unaccompanied

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Junior recitals are not required for degree. Juniors with a major in B.M. Performance, B.M. Music Education and/or B.M. Composition may perform a shared recital. There must be a minimum of two students on the program. Juniors must have passed their UDP to perform a recital. Exceptions can be made for performance or composition majors on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the area director, if the director determines the student is ready and should perform a full solo junior recital. P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 305 Advanced Guitar

Prerequisite, junior standing. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 306 Advanced Voice (Non-Performance Majors)

Prerequisites, consent of instructor, junior standing, and music major, or minor. Advanced study in vocal technique. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 311 Vocal Coaching

Prerequisite, two years of private vocal instruction. Students will study operatic arias and art song in Italian, French, German, and English. Discussion of musical considerations relating to style and textual considerations. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 312 Instrumental Coaching

Prerequisite, two years of private instruction on major instrument, consent of instructor, junior standing. An intensive course in instrumental coaching which focuses on collaborative music-making and interpretation of sonata repertoire. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 316 Studio Class

(Same as MUS 116.)

MUS 320 Advanced Organ

Prerequisite, junior standing. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 323 Advanced Orchestral Instruments

Prerequisite, junior standing. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 342 Alexander Technique Coaching

Prerequisites, MUS 112, or consent of instructor, and music major. Private instruction in the Alexander Technique with focus on exploring the principles of this Technique in musical performance. Material covered will provide procedures to: diminish unnecessary tension while singing or playing an instrument; diminish the burden of performance anxiety; develop poise; enhance understanding of the coordination involved in breathing. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–2 credits.

MUS 398A Senior Recital in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Performance – Half Solo Program

Prerequisite, consent of instructor, senior standing. Half solo recital on piano. A minimum of a half solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music (Pre–Certification, Music Education) Instrumental and Vocal Emphasis, and the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Emphasis — Keyboard Collaborative Arts degrees (solo piano performance.) P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 398B Senior Recital in Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis – Half Solo Program, Unaccompanied

Prerequisites, senior standing, consent of instructor. Half solo recital on an instrument for music education majors. A minimum of a half solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music (Pre–Certification, Music Education) Instrumental and Vocal Emphasis, and the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Emphasis — Keyboard Collaborative Arts degrees (solo piano performance.) P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 398C Senior Recital in Music Education, Vocal Emphasis – Half Solo Program, Accompanied

Prerequisites, senior standing, consent of instructor. Half solo recital in voice for music education majors. A minimum of a half solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music (Pre–Certification, Music Education) Instrumental and Vocal Emphasis, and the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Emphasis — Keyboard Collaborative Arts degrees (solo piano performance.) P/NP. Fee: $200. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 398D Senior Recital in Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis – Half Solo Program, Accompanied

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Half solo recital on an instrument for music education majors. A minimum of a half solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music (Pre–Certification, Music Education) Instrumental and Vocal Emphasis, and the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Instrumental Emphasis — Keyboard Collaborative Arts degrees (solo piano performance.) P/NP. Fee: $200. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 404 Advanced Piano

Prerequisite, junior standing. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 406 Advanced Voice (Performance Majors)

Prerequisites, performance major with vocal emphasis, consent of instructor. Advanced study in vocal technique and artistry. Elements will include breathing/breath management, healthy phonation and balance of resonance with attention to articulation and correct diction in several languages. These elements will be integrated into songs and arias. Vocal Performance majors will work towards performing a full solo recital during their senior year of study. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 407 Advanced Collaborative Piano

All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load of 1 to 4 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $240. per credit for music majors and minors; $520. per credit for all others. (Offered every semester.) 1–4 credits.

MUS 411 Collaborative Piano Class

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The development of skills in piano accompaniment of vocal or instrumental performance. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) ½ credit.

MUS 497 Applied Private Instruction in Composition, Conducting, or Other Topics

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Applied, advanced private instruction in music composition, conducting, score reading or other applied topics. All private music lesson instruction courses carry a variable load; MUS 497 may be taken for 1 to 3 credits, for which each credit is for a half-hour weekly lesson per semester. No audit allowed. Must be taken for a letter grade. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. Fee: $100. per credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

MUS 498A Senior Recital in Composition – Full Solo Program

Prerequisites, senior standing, consent of instructor. Full solo recital of student’s own compositions. A full solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Performance — Conducting, Performance — Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts (full collaborative recital) and Performance — Vocal Emphasis degrees. P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 498B Senior Recital in Conducting Performance – Full Solo Program

Prerequisites, consent of instructor, senior standing. Full recital conducted by student. A full solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Performance — Conducting, Performance — Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts (full collaborative recital) and Performance — Vocal Emphasis degrees. P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 498C Senior Recital Instrumental Performance–Orchestral Instruments Area–Full Solo Program, Accompanied

Prerequisites, senior standing, consent of instructor. Full solo recital on an orchestral instrument. A full solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Performance — Conducting, Performance — Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts (full collaborative recital) and Performance — Vocal Emphasis degrees. P/NP. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 498D Senior Recital in Instrumental Performance, Guitar Area – Full Solo Program

Prerequisites, consent of instructor, senior standing. Full solo recital on guitar. A full solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Performance — Conducting, Performance — Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts (full collaborative recital) and Performance — Vocal Emphasis degrees. P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 498E Senior Recital in Instrumental Performance, Piano Area – Full Solo Program

Prerequisites, senior standing, consent of instructor. Full solo recital on piano. A full solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Performance — Conducting, Performance — Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts (full collaborative recital) and Performance — Vocal Emphasis degrees. P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 498F Senior Recital in Keyboard Collaborative Arts Performance – Full Collaborative Program

Prerequisites, senior standing, consent of instructor. Full collaborative program on piano. A full solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Performance — Conducting, Performance — Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts (full collaborative recital) and Performance — Vocal Emphasis degrees. P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 498G Senior Recital in Vocal Performance – Full Solo Program, Accompanied

Prerequisites, senior standing, consent of instructor. Full solo recital in voice. A full solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Performance — Conducting, Performance — Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts (full collaborative recital) and Performance — Vocal Emphasis degrees. P/NP. Fee: $300. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

MUS 498H Senior Recital Instrumental Performance–Orchestral Instrument Area–Full Solo Program, Unaccompanied

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Full solo recital on an orchestral instrument, unaccompanied. A full solo recital is required for the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Performance — Conducting, Performance — Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts (full collaborative recital) and Performance — Vocal Emphasis degrees. P/NP. No fee. (Offered every semester.) 0 credit.

Course Descriptions – Ensemble Courses

These courses may be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester.

MUS 207 University Choir

(Same as MUS 307.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The University Choir, a selected ensemble, is open to students of all disciplines at Chapman University upon successfully passing an interview and audition. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 208 University Chorale

(Same as MUS 308.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The University Chorale is open to students of all disciplines at Chapman University, and generally consists of students with modest vocal ability. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

MUS 209 University Singers

(Same as MUS 309.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The University Singers, a selected ensemble with major emphasis on chamber literature, is open to students of all disciplines at Chapman upon successfully passing an interview and audition. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 210 Opera Chapman

(Same as MUS 310.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. A class of selected students devoted to the study of scenes, ensembles and arias from the standard operatic or musical theatre literature, with emphasis on the singing actor, stage deportment, and the special techniques of the operatic singer. Performances of scenes, or complete operas, or musicals. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 213 Symphony Orchestra

(Same as MUS 313.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The symphony orchestra offers an orchestral performance experience to qualified students of Chapman University and members of the community. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

MUS 214 University Women’s Choir

(Same as MUS 314.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The university women's choir, a selected ensemble, is open to students of all disciplines at Chapman University upon successfully passing an interview and audition. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 215 Wind Symphony

(Same as MUS 315.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The wind symphony offers performance experience to qualified students at Chapman University. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 218 Big Band

(Same as MUS 318.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The big band offers rehearsal and performance experience of traditional, modern, and original Big Bang Jazz repertoire to qualified students at Chapman University. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 219 Opera Chapman Scenes

(Same as MUS 319.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. A class of selected students devoted to the study of scenes and arias from the standard operatic or musical theatre literature, with emphasis on the singing actor, stage deportment and the special techniques of the operatic singer. Performances of scenes in a small ensemble setting. (Offered fall semester.) ½ credit.

MUS 221 The Chapman Orchestra

(Same as MUS 321.) Prerequisite, consent of instructor. The chamber orchestra offers rehearsals and performances of music written for small orchestra. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

MUS 307 University Choir

(Same as MUS 207.)

MUS 308 University Chorale

(Same as MUS 208.)

MUS 309 University Singers

(Same as MUS 209.)

MUS 310 Opera Chapman

(Same as MUS 210.)

MUS 313 Symphony Orchestra

(Same as MUS 213.)

MUS 314 University Women's Choir

(Same as MUS 214.)

MUS 315 Wind Symphony

(Same as MUS 215.)

MUS 318 Big Band

(Same as MUS 218.)

MUS 319 Opera Chapman Scenes

(Same as MUS 219.)

MUS 321 The Chapman Orchestra

(Same as MUS 221.)

MUS 322 Small Ensemble

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Chamber music ensemble such as a string quartet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, jazz ensemble, new music ensemble, early music ensemble, vocal chamber ensemble, vocal jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, piano quartet, etc. May be repeated for credit as course content changes every semester. (Offered every semester.) ½ credit.