2016-17 Catalog

Music (MUS)

Courses

MUS 002 Keyboard Harmony I 1 Credit

For intended majors and minors only. Beginning piano skills designed to enable the student to use the piano as a tool. Major and minor scales in both hands, forming chords, elementary sight reading. Students may test out upon examination.
Corequisites: MUS 011
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 003 Keyboard Harmony II 1 Credit

Continuation of MUS 2. Diatonic progressions in major and minor and more advanced sight reading. Students may test out upon examination.
Prerequisites: MUS 011
Corequisites: MUS 082
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 004 Keyboard Harmony III 1 Credit

Additional keyboard skills, including progressions with secondary chords, modulations, and sight reading. Students may test out upon examination.
Prerequisites: MUS 082
Corequisites: MUS 083
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 007 Aural Skills 1 Credit

Sight singing, rhythm exercises, and ear training through dictation exercises.
Prerequisites: MUS 011
Corequisites: MUS 082
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 008 Aural Skills II 1 Credit

Continuation of MUS 007.
Prerequisites: MUS 082
Corequisites: MUS 083
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 010 Basic Skills in Music 2 Credits

Rudimentary skills in listening, and in reading and writing musical notation provide a vocabulary for describing music. By applying these skills in a brief survey of classical music, students develop an ability to think critically about music and to write intelligently about a wide range of musical experience. Intended for those not planning to major in or minor in music.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 011 Basic Musicianship 2 Credits

For intended majors and minors. Development of basic skills in using notation, sight singing and ear training.
Corequisites: MUS 002
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 012 Surveys In Music 3 Credits

Varied topics in music for the non-major such as Italian opera, Keyboard Music, and the Symphony. Emphasis on developing listening skills and acquaintance with important works in the genre.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 021 Marching Band 0,1 Credits

No audition required for admission.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 022 Wind Ensemble 0,1 Credits

Admission by audition.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 023 Symphonic Band 0,1 Credits

No audition required for admission.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 024 Jazz Ensemble 0,1 Credits

Up to six credits may be used for graduation credit in CEAS and CBE. Admission by audition.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 027 Jazz Orchestra 0,1 Credits

Student/community/professional musicians performing classic, contemporary and original big band literature.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 031 University Choir 0,1 Credits

Admission by audition.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 032 Choral Union 0,1 Credits

No audition required for admission.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 033 Glee Club 0,1 Credits

Admission by audition.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Corequisites: MUS 031
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 034 Freshman Lab Choir 0 Credits

Admission by audition.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 035 Dolce Women's Choir 0,1 Credits

Women from university choir sing treble music.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Corequisites: MUS 031
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 037 Scenes from Opera 0,1 Credits

Work on stage movement, characterization, etc. Leading to a performance at the end of the semester. By audition only.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 048 Chamber Music Collegium 0,1 Credits

Admission by audition.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 049 Small Jazz Ensembles 0,1 Credits

Admission by audition.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 061 Philharmonic Orchestra 0,1 Credits

Admission by audition.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 065 Class Guitar for Beginners 0,1 Credits

Beginning techniques and skills for guitar, either acoustic or electric. For students with less than a year of guitar instruction. Students supply their own instruments. Fees associated with course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 066 Class Voice for Beginners 0,1 Credits

Group instruction for beginning students of voice, including breathing and vocal production techniques; diction; beginning solo pieces. Fees associated with course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 067 Class Drum Set for Beginners 0,1 Credits

Rudiments of drum set playing for students with less than a year of drum instruction. Fees associated with course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 068 Class Piano for Beginners I 0,1 Credits

Instruction for beginning piano students, including rudiments of musical notation in relation to the keyboard; beginning pieces for solo piano and the group. Fees associated with course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 071 Private Piano Study 0,1 Credits

Up to six credits may be used for graduation credit in CEAS and CBE. Fees associated with course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 072 Private Vocal Study 0,1 Credits

Private instruction. Fees associated with course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 073 Private String Study 0,1 Credits

Private instruction. Fees associated with course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 074 Private Woodwind Study 0,1 Credits

Private instruction. Fees associated with course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 075 Private Brass Study 0,1 Credits

Private instruction. Fees associated with course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 076 Private Percussion Study 0,1 Credits

Private instruction. Fees associated with course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 077 Private Organ Study 0,1 Credits

Private instruction. Fees associated with course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 078 0,1 Credits

Private instruction. Fees associated with course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 079 Private Electric Guitar Study 0,1 Credits

Private instruction. Fees associated with course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 082 Harmony I 3 Credits

Exercises in writing in four-part chorale style. This includes all diatonic chords and non-harmonic tones.
Prerequisites: MUS 011
Corequisites: MUS 003 and MUS 007
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 083 Harmony II 3 Credits

Continuation of MUS 82 including modulation, chromatic chords, analysis.
Prerequisites: MUS 082 and MUS 007
Corequisites: MUS 004 and MUS 008
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 084 Private Drumset Study 0,1 Credits

Private Instruction. Fees associated with the course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 087 Class Drum Set for Intermediate Players 0,1 Credits

Continuation of MUS 067: Class Drum Set for Beginners.
Prerequisites: MUS 067
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 088 LehighArts LIVE (1) 1 Credit

Offered in the second half of the semester, this course is run entirely through Course Site. It requires students to attend seven arts events and write reaction papers on each along with a final essay.

MUS 100 Concert Requirement 0 Credits

Three concerts approved by the department (for majors and minors).
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

MUS 128 (AAS 128) Jazz History I 3 Credits

A study of the roots of jazz. Starting in West Africa, the course traces the synthesis of African and European elements to 1945. Musicians covered are Gottshalk, Bolden, Morton, Armstrong, Hawkins, Basie, Ellington and others.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 129 (AAS 129) Jazz History II 3 Credits

A survey of modern jazz from 1945 to the present. Musicians covered include Parker, Gillespie, Monk, Davis, Coltrane, Hancock, and Coleman. Can be taken independently of Jazz History I, but the first course would be helpful.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 130 Jazz Masters 3 Credits

An in-depth study of the music of a single major figure in jazz history, such as Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Duke Ellington. May be repeated for credits as title varies.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 137 Musicianship I 1 Credit

Continuation of keyboard and aural skills.
Corequisites: MUS 243

MUS 138 Musicianship II 1 Credit

Continuation of keyboard and aural skills.
Corequisites: MUS 245

MUS 139 Jazz Theory 3 Credits

Study of the music theory that is the foundation of a good jazz solo, composition or arrangement. Study of the modes of the major and melodic minor scale, chord/scale theory using major, melodic minor, diminished, and whole-tone scales. Basic chord progressions, functional analysis of jazz tunes, and ear training are also included.
Prerequisites: MUS 082
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 151 Vocal Diction 1 Credit

Introduction to the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Application to French, Italian, German and English diction using art song repertoire. Preparation of a song in each language.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 161 Production and Marketing of Sound Recordings 3 Credits

Foundations for organizing a recording project to be carried out by the class, which works in teams. This course will focus especially on artist negotiations, recording techniques, music publishing and manufacturing.
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 164 Management Of Careers in Performing Arts 3 Credits

An overview of what performing artists and managers experience during cycles of career development. Topics include recognition of talent, positioning in the marketplace, creating support structures and attainment of personal goals. Students will be required to apply practical techniques in furthering the career of a chosen artist.
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 167 Intermediate Drum Set Class 0,1 Credits

For students who have taken MUS 067: Beginner drum set class. Fees associated with the course.
Prerequisites: MUS 067
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 170 Private Instruction for Performance Concentrators 2 Credits

Lesson fees apply. Repeatable for credit. Restricted to music majors concentrating in performance.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 233 Medieval and Renaissance Music 3 Credits

Development of musical style from early Christian chant to the sacred and secular forms of the late 16th century, viewed in cultural contexts.
Prerequisites: MUS 011
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 234 Baroque and Classical Music 3 Credits

The major genres and composers of the 17th and 18th centuries studied in their cultural context.
Prerequisites: MUS 011
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 235 Romantic Music 3 Credits

Study of the major composers and their works from late Beethoven to Mahler and Strauss.
Prerequisites: MUS 011
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 236 Music Since 1900 3 Credits

Beginning with the major trends at the turn of the century, a study of the important composers and works of the last century to the present.
Prerequisites: MUS 011
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 243 Counterpoint 4 Credits

Writing and analyzing pieces in Renaissance and Baroque contrapuntal styles. .
Prerequisites: MUS 083
Corequisites: MUS 137
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 245 Classical and Romantic Forms 4 Credits

Analyzing and writing pieces in classical and romantic forms. Exercises in chromatic harmony.
Prerequisites: MUS 243
Corequisites: MUS 138
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 247 Advanced Musicianship 1 Credit

To teach students advanced exercises in sight singing and ear training.
Prerequisites: MUS 008

MUS 251 Special Topics 1-3 Credits

Study of musical topics in history or composition not covered in regular courses. Consent of instructor required.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 253 Composition I 4 Credits

Writing for acoustic and electronic instruments based on 20thcentury models. Acoustic orchestration, digital synthesis, effects processing. Use of the computer for score preparation and as a compositional tool.
Prerequisites: MUS 083 and MUS 008
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 254 Composition II 4 Credits

Continuation of MUS 253.
Prerequisites: (MUS 253)
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 261 Recording Techniques I 3 Credits

Recording music in various popular and classical styles using state of the art studio equipment. Topics include microphone choice, placement, mixing, effects processing, digital editing and post production.
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 262 Recording Techniques II 3 Credits

Continuation of Recording Techniques I.
Prerequisites: (MUS 261)
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 291 Independent Study 1-3 Credits

Individually supervised work in history or composition, or continuation of projects begun in regular courses. Consent of department chair required.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 300 Apprentice Teaching 1-3 Credits

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 311 Conducting Internship 2 Credits

Work under the direction of one of the faculty directors to learn the organization and musical tasks required of directors as they prepare ensembles for performance.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 312 Advanced Choral Composition 2 Credits

Intensive, weeklong seminar/workshop for individual study with international faculty. Joint seminars and lab choir rehearsals on choral literature; rehearsals and premieres of student works. New works and repertoire presented in final concert conducted by faculty and participants.

MUS 321 Conducting I 2 Credits

Beginning study of conducting techniques, including score reading and preparation, analysis, conducting patterns and gestures.
Prerequisites: (MUS 083)
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 322 Conducting II 2 Credits

Continuation of MUS 321.
Prerequisites: (MUS 321)
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 336 Seminar in the History of Musical Style 3 Credits

Study and analysis of the development of musical language and genre from the middle ages to the present.
Prerequisites: MUS 083
Can be taken Concurrently: MUS 083
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 350 Senior Project 1-6 Credits

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: ND

MUS 353 Composition Seminar 3 Credits

Seminar review of original compositions alternating with private lessons in composition. The seminar is intended for students doing either independent work in composition or senior projects.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 361 Music Internship 3 Credits

MUS 370 Recital 1-2 Credits

Department permission.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

MUS 389 Honors Project 1-8 Credits

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

MUS 412 Advanced Choral Composition 2 Credits

Intensive, weeklong seminar/workshop for individual study with international faculty. Joint seminars and lab choir rehearsals on choral literature; rehearsals and premieres of student works. New works and repertoire presented in final concert conducted by faculty and participants.