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Music (MUSC)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level | Lessons

Individual Lessons: All students enrolled in MUSC 2080 through MUSC 5670 levels will be required to take a jury examination at the end of the semester to determine, in part, the final grade. (See current fee schedule for listing of fees in individual lessons.)

Students must receive a "C" or better in all courses designated MUSC to satisfy department degree requirements. A student's transfer courses in music must also reflect a "C" or better to be accepted for credit.

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (e.g. [M2<>QB]).

0200. Music Convocation. 0. Weekly recital hour for student, faculty and guest performances. Prerequisite: intended for, and required of music majors.

Applied Lessons:

1080 through 1270 I. 1-2 (Max. 8).

2080 through 2270 II. 1-4 (Max. 8). Prerequisite: previous training proven with an audition or 2-4 semester hours of MUSC 1080 through MUSC 1270 on the same instrument.

3080 through 3270 III. 1-4 (Max. 8). Prerequisite: 2-4 semester hours of MUSC 2080 through MUSC 2270 on the same instrument.

4080 through 4270 IV. 1-4 (Max. 8). Prerequisite: 2-4 semester hours of MUSC 3080 through MUSC 3270 on the same instrument.

Majors begin at the 2000 level.

1080. Baritone Horn I

1090. Bassoon I

1100. Cello I

1110. Clarinet I

1120. Double Bass I

1130. Flute I

1140. French Horn I

1150. Guitar I

1160. Harp I

1170. Oboe I

1180. Organ I

1190. Percussion I

1200. Piano I

1210. Saxophone I

1220. Trombone I

1230. Trumpet I

1240. Tuba I

1250. Violin I

1260. Viola I

1270. Voice I

2080. Baritone Horn II

2090. Bassoon II

2100. Cello II

2110. Clarinet II

2120. Double Bass II

2130. Flute II

2140. French Horn II

2150. Guitar II

2160. Harp II

2170. Oboe II

2180. Organ II

2190. Percussion II

2200. Piano II

2210. Saxophone II

2220. Trombone II

2230. Trumpet II

2240. Tuba II

2250. Violin II

2260. Viola II

2270. Voice II

3080. Baritone Horn III

3090. Bassoon III

3100. Cello III

3110. Clarinet III

3120. Double Bass III

3130. Flute III

3140. French Horn III

3150. Guitar III

3160. Harp III

3170. Oboe III

3180. Organ III

3190. Percussion III

3200. Piano III

3210. Saxophone III

3220. Trombone III

3230. Trumpet III

3240. Tuba III

3250. Violin III

3260. Viola III

3270. Voice III


MUSC 4080-4270 Prerequisites: 2-4 semester hours of MUSC 3080 through MUSC 3270 on the same instrument.

4080. Baritone Horn IV

4090. Bassoon IV

4100. Cello IV

4110. Clarinet IV

4120. Double Bass IV

4130. Flute IV

4140. French Horn IV

4150. Guitar IV

4160. Harp IV

4170. Oboe IV

4180. Organ IV

4190. Percussion IV

4200. Piano IV

4210. Saxophone IV

4220. Trombone IV

4230. Trumpet IV

4240. Tuba IV

4250. Violin IV

4260. Viola IV

4270. Voice IV

1000. Introduction to Music. 3. [C3<>CA] Introduces music appreciation to students who have little or no musical training. Requires attendance at a specified number of public concerts. (Offered every semester)

1003. Introduction to University Life as a Music Major. 3. [(none)<>I, L] Preparation for study in the Western European classical tradition as represented in most American departments of music, in music of other cultures within American society, in other parts of the world, and in music making after graduation are focused upon. Developing information literacy is an essential component. Prerequisites: none.

1010. Music Fundamentals. 3. To establish/review the foundation of the materials and structures of music theory fundamentals. Prerequisites: none.

1025 [1020]. Introduction to Music Education. 2. Introduces music teacher education. Includes overview of vocal and instrumental music education and teaching processes in grade levels K-12. Requires on-site visits and observations of music programs. Prerequisite: music majors only. (Offered spring semester)

1030. Written Theory I. 3. First semester of a one-year series. Studies fundamentals of music and written harmony. Prerequisite: music majors/minors only.

1035. Aural Theory I. 1. First semester of a one-year series. Studies ear training and sight singing.

1040. Written Theory II. 3. Second semester of a one-year series. Studies fundamentals of music and written harmony. Prerequisite: MUSC 1030 and music majors/minors only.

1045. Aural Theory II. 1. Second semester of a one-year series. Studies ear training and sight singing. Prerequisite: MUSC 1035.

1280. Collaborative Piano I. 1 (Max. 8). Encompasses supervised practice in the art of collaborative piano playing. Discusses traditional usages as applicable to various schools and periods of vocal and instrumental duo literature. Prerequisite: audition required.

1290. Elementary Class Piano I. 1. Encompasses group instruction for the beginner at the keyboard. First semester of four-semester sequence. Enrollment limited to music or music education majors whose principal performance area is not piano. (Offered fall semester)

1295. Elementary Class Piano II. 1. Continues skills begun in MUSC 1290 including all major scales, beginning minor scales, prescribed chord progressions, harmonization, transposition, sight reading and repertoire. Prerequisite: MUSC 1290 or successful completion of final exam requirements for MUSC 1290. (Offered spring semester)

1310. Public School Methods: Brass I. 1 (Max. 2). Encompasses group instruction in brass instruments for music education majors. Instruments are supplied. Prerequisites: MUSC 1040, 1045.

1315. Public School Music Methods: Brass II. 1 (Max. 2) Encompasses group instruction in brass instruments for music education majors. Instruments are supplied. Prerequisites: MUSC 1040, 1045.

1320. Public School Methods: Percussion I. 1 (Max. 2). Encompasses group instruction in percussion instruments for music education majors. Instruments are supplied. Prerequisites: MUSC 1040, 1045.

1325. Public School Methods: Percussion II. 1 (Max. 2). Encompasses group instruction in percussion instruments for music education majors. Instruments are supplied. Prerequisites: MUSC 1040, 1045.

1330. Public School Methods: Strings I. 1 (Max. 2). Encompasses group instruction in string instruments for music education majors. Instruments are supplied. Prerequisites:  MUSC 1040, 1045.

1335. Public School Methods: Strings II. 1 (Max. 2). Encompasses group instruction in string instruments for music education majors. Instruments are supplied. Prerequisites:  MUSC 1040, 1045.

1340. Public School Methods: Voice. 1 (Max. 2). Encompasses group instruction in vocal methods for music education majors. Prerequisites:  MUSC 1040, 1045.

1345. Public School Methods: Voice II. 1. Group instruction in the vocal area for music education majors. Second semester of vocal methods which focuses on Choral Methods, Children's Choir, Jazz, and Musical Theater in the K-12 teaching situation. Prerequisite: MUSC 1340.

1350. Public School Methods: Woodwinds I. 1 (Max. 2). Encompasses group instruction in woodwind methods for music education majors. Instruments are supplied. Prerequisites:  MUSC 1040, 1045.

1355. Public School Methods: Woodwinds II. 1 (Max. 2). Encompasses group instruction in woodwind methods for music education majors. Instruments are supplied. Prerequisites:  MUSC 1040, 1045.

1360. Public School Methods: Guitar. 1 (Max. 2). Encompasses group instruction in guitar for music education majors. Instruments are supplied. Prerequisites:  MUSC 1040, 1045.

1370, 1375, 1380, 1390, 1400, 1405, 1407, 1411, 1415, 1417, 1420, 1430, 1440, 1450, 1460, 1470, 1480, 1490, 1495, 3380, 3390, 3400, 3405, 3407, 3411, 3415, 3417, 3430, 3450, 3480, 3490, 3495, 5780, 5790, 5800, 5805, 5807, 5811, 5815, 5817, 5830, 5840, 5850, 5870, 5880, 5890, 5895. Ensembles. Maximum of 14 semester hours may be used toward the bachelor's degree from any combination of these courses. Music majors must play in one ensemble each semester in residence. Scholarship recipients must play in two ensembles each semester in residence.

1370. Marching Band. 1 (Max. 8). Fall semester: marching band.

1375. Symphonic Band.

1380. Wind Ensemble. 1 (Max. 8). [(none)<>CA] Prerequisite: players are selected by audition from the university band.

1390. Jazz Ensemble. 1 (Max. 8). Preparation and performance in a select jazz ensemble of the finest in standard jazz ensemble repertory and contemporary compositions by living jazz artists. Prerequisites: audition required; restricted to freshmen and sophomores.

1400. Collegiate Chorale I. 1 (Max. 12). [C3<>CA] Will provide the committed singer with outstanding performing experiences ranging from major choral masterworks to masterpieces of the a cappella tradition, both sacred and secular.  The choir is a professional training ensemble, and each student will explore a variety of vocal techniques for development. Prerequisite: Audition required.

1405. The UW Singing Statesmen I. 1 (Max 12). Will provide all levels of singer with the rich tradition of male ensemble singing. Students will solidify basic musicianship skills and vocal technique while experiencing camaraderie and service to the region. This ensemble is open to both music majors and non-music majors without audition. Prerequisites: none.

1407. Happy Jacks I. 1 (Max 12). Student-led male a cappella ensemble that sings contemporary, jazz, and traditional repertoire. The ensemble travels regularly to promote male singing through concerts and school workshops. Audition only. Prerequisites: Audition required.  Co-requisite: enrollment in The UW Singing Statesmen.

1411. Vocal Jazz I. 1 (Max 12). Sings standard repertory from various jazz traditions, often with rhythm section. Focus on building musical skill and literacy in the jazz idiom. Prerequisite: Audition required.

1415. Bel Canto Women's Choruse. 1 (Max 12). Builds community through score study and the development of fundamental musicianship skills, including sight singing, ear training, and vocal technique. This ensemble is open to both music majors and non-music majors without audition. Prerequisites: none.

1417. Laramie Civic Chorus I. 1 (Max 12). Welcomes students, faculty, and community members. Repertoire includes musical works from a multiplicity of style periods and genres in both Western and non-Western traditions and includes regular collaboration with the UW Symphony Orchestra for major choral works. Prerequisites: Audition required.

1420. Opera Theatre. 1 (Max. 8).

1430. Symphony Orchestra I. 1 (Max. 8). [C3<>CA] The premier orchestral ensemble in the Department of Music. Participation in this ensemble prepares students to perform some of the great symphonic literature from a wide variety of musical periods. Prerequisite: audition only, freshmen and sophomores.

1440. Chamber Orchestra I. 1 (Max. 8). Devoted to the rehearsal and performance of masterpieces from the chamber orchestra repertoire. Students in the 1440 level of Chamber Orchestra will be expected to have a competent level of proficiency on their parts.

1450. Percussion Ensemble. 1 (Max. 8). Present concerts that represent the literature and techniques of this growing genre in music.

1460. Brass Ensemble. 1 (Max. 8).

1470. Woodwind Ensemble. 1 (Max. 8). Preparation and performance in a select woodwind chamber ensemble of the finest standard and contemporary wind ensemble literature. Enrollment is restricted freshmen and sophomores. Prerequisite: audition required.

1480. Chamber Music I. 1 (Max. 8). Designed to provide students with training in the ideal medium of chamber music (small ensembles, such as trio, string quartet, etc.), where they can apply and integrate all elements of their musical knowledge. These include but are not limited to rhythm, intonation, tone-production, blend, musical interpretation, concept of style, etc. Prerequisite: audition required.

1490. Piano Ensemble I. 1 (Max. 8). Designed to provide students with training in the medium of piano duo and piano duet repertoire, where they can apply and integrate all elements of their musical knowledge. The include but are not limited to rhythm, tone-production, musical interpretation, concept of style, etc. Prerequisite: Audition required.

1495. Baroque Ensemble I. 1. Designed to provide students with the opportunity to play on period instruments of the Baroque era. The repertoire will primarily include music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries and whose performance will reflect the spirit and style of the period in which the music was composed. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

2030. Written Theory III. 3. First semester of a one-year series. Studies chromatic harmony, contrapuntal techniques and twentieth-century practices. Prerequisites: MUSC 1030 and 1040.

2035. Aural Theory III. 1. First semester of a one-year series. Continues MUSC 1035 and 1045. Prerequisites: MUSC 1035 and 1045.

2040. Written Theory IV. 3. Second semester of a one-year series. Studies chromatic harmony, contrapuntal techniques and twentieth-century practices. Prerequisite: MUSC 2030.

2045. Aural Theory IV. 1. Second semester of a one-year series. Continues MUSC 1035 and 1045. Prerequisite: MUSC 2035.

2050. Historical Survey I. 3 (Max. 6). [C3<>CA] First semester of a one-year series. Studies history and literature of music from antiquity through the Baroque. Prerequisite: ability to read music.

2055. Historical Survey II. 3 (Max. 6). [C3<>(none)] Second semester of one-year series. Studies history and literature of music from the classical era to present. Prerequisite: ability to read music.

2290. Elementary Class Piano III. 1. Third semester of four-semester sequence developing further piano skills for non-pianists. Involves prescribed scales, arpeggios, harmonizations, chord progressions, transpositions, sight-reading and repertoire. Prerequisite: MUSC 1295 or successful completion of final exam for MUSC 1295. (Normally offered fall semester)

2295. Elementary Class Piano IV. 1. Final semester of four-semester sequence of piano skills for non-pianists in which the final exam is the departmental piano proficiency exam. Prerequisite: MUSC 2290 or successful completion of the final exams for preceding courses. (Normally offered spring semester)

2320. Diction for Singers I. 2. Studies phonetic sounds of English and Italian. (Offered fall semester)

2325. Diction for Singers II. 2. Studies phonetic sounds of French and German. (Usually offered spring semester)

2395. Piano Proficiency. 0. Piano proficiency test is offered at the end of each fall and spring semester. Students may enroll in MUSC 2395 a maximum of 2 times. Consult the Music Department Handbook for specific requirements.

3015 [2015]. Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples. 3. [W2, C3, G1<>WB, G] Students develop three primary interconnected literacies for the study and understanding of musics of other cultures:  analytical music listening, understanding the concept of music culture, and interpretation of musical events. Student writing is a primary tool for developing these literacies. Texts from the Oxford University Press Global Music Series to study musics of Africa, Indonesia, India, and Eastern Europe are used. Cross listed with ANTH 3015. Prerequisites:  MUSC 1000 or permission of instructor and WA.

3020. Jazz Theory and Improvisation I. 2. Introduces methods and materials of jazz improvisation. Students will grapple with theoretical concepts as well as practical application of those concepts or selections from standard repertoire. Prerequisites: MUSC 1030 and 1035.

3025. Jazz Theory and Improvisation II. 2. Continuation of Jazz Theory and Improvisation I, MUSC 3020. More advanced topics will be covered and more challenging repertoire will be explored. A strong emphasis will be placed on common practice techniques in mainstream jazz. Prerequisite: MUSC 3020.

3255. Sophomore Qualifying Performance Jury. 0. An extended performance jury at the end of the sophomore year. Music majors may not continue to 4000-level lessons without successful completion of the sophomore jury. Transfer students with junior standing must take the jury at the end of their first semester in residence. Contact your studio teacher for the individual Sophomore Jury requirements. Students may register for this course up to 2 times. Prerequisites: 4 semesters of private instruction, consent of instructor.

3280. Collaborative Piano II. 1-2 (Max 8). Encompasses supervised practice in the art of collaborative piano playing. Discusses traditional usages as applicable to various schools and periods of vocal and instrumental duo literature. Prerequisite: audition required.

3380. Wind Ensemble II. 1 (Max. 8). Preparation and performance in a select concert band of the finest in contemporary and classic wind and percussion repertory. Prerequisites: audition required, MUSC 1380 or equivalent and junior standing.

3385. World Music Ensemble. 1 (Max 6). Participate fully in music making in Sikuris de Wyoming, the Wyoming Gamelan Candra Wyoga, or the Laramie Irish tune session. These group music-making opportunities are distinctly different from other leader-focused ensembles offered in the Department of Music. Prerequisites: MUSC 1000 or MUSC 1003.

3390. Jazz Ensemble II. 1 (Max. 8). Preparation and performance in a select jazz ensemble of the finest in jazz repertory. Prerequisites: audition required, MUSC 1390 or equivalent and junior standing.

3400. Collegiate Chorale II. 1 (Max. 12). Provide the advanced and committed singer with outstanding performing experiences ranging from major choral masterworks to masterpieces of the a cappella tradition, both sacred and secular.  The choir is a professional training ensemble and  students may be asked to take on leadership roles. Commitment of time to advance the excellence and public awareness of the ensemble will be required. Prerequisites: audition required, and junior standing or above.

3405. UW Singing Statesmen II. 1 (Max 12). Provides all levels of singer with the rich tradition of male ensemble singing. Solidify basic musicianship skills and vocal technique while experiencing camaraderie and service to the region. May be asked to take on leadership roles to advance public awareness. Open to music majors and non-music majors without audition. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

3407. Happy Jacks II. 1 (Max 12). Student-led male a cappella ensemble that sings contemporary, jazz, and traditional repertoire. Upperclass students may be asked to take on ledership roles. Ensemble travels regularly to promote male singing through concerts and school workshops. Prerequisites: Audition only. Co-requisite: enrollment in The UW Singing Statesmen.

3411. Vocal Jazz II. 1 (Max 12). Sings standard repertory from various jazz traditions, often with rhythm section. Focus on building musical skill and literacy in the jazz idiom.  Students may be asked to take on leadership roles. Prerequisites: Audition required. Junior standing or above.

3415. Bel Canto Women's Chorus II. 1 (Max 12). Builds community through score study and the development of fundamental musicianship skills, including sight singing, ear training, and vocal technique. May be asked to take on leadership roles. This ensemble is open to music majors and non-music majors without audition. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

3417. Laramie Civic Chorus II. 1 (Max 12). Welcomes students, faculty, and community members. Repertoire includes musical works from a multiplicity of style periods and genres in both Western and non-Western traditions and includes regular collaboration with the UW Symphony Orchestra for major choral works. Students may be asked to take on leadership roles. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above; audition required.

3430. Symphony Orchestra II. 1 (Max. 8). Preparation and performance in a select symphony orchestra of the finest in orchestral repertory. Prerequisites: audition required, MUSC 1430 or equivalent and junior standing.

3440. Chamber Orchestra II. 1 (Max. 8). Devoted to the rehearsal and performance of masterpieces from the chamber orchestra repertoire. Students in the 3440 level of Chamber Orchestra will be expected to be proficient on their individual parts.

3450. Percussion Ensemble II. 1 (Max. 8). A chamber music ensemble, performing repertoire which encompasses classical percussion literature, ethnic drumming styles, and steel drum ensemble. Designed for the advanced undergraduate who has normally attained a higher level of technical ability in percussion by their junior/senior year. Prerequisites: four semesters of MUSC 1450 or equivalent and junior standing.

3470. Woodwind Ensemble II. 1 (Max. 8). Preparation and performance in a select woodwind chamber ensemble of the finest standard and contemporary wind ensemble literature.  Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors. Prerequisites: audition required; MUSC 1470, and junior standing.

3480. Chamber Music II. 1. [(none)<>CA] Designed to provide students with training in the ideal medium of chamber music (small ensembles, such as trio, string quartet, etc.), where they can apply and integrate all elements of their musical knowledge. These include but are not limited to rhythm, intonation, tone-production, blend, musical interpretation, concept of style, etc. Prerequisites: consent of instructor; MUSC 1480 and junior standing.

3490. Piano Ensemble II. 1 (Max 8). Training in the medium of piano duo and piano duet repertoire, apply and integrate all elements of musical knowledge. These include but are not limited to rhythm, tone-production, musical interpretation, concept of style, etc. Prerequisites: consent of instructor; Audition required. Juniors or Seniors.

3495. Baroque Ensemble II. 1. Designed to provide students with the opportunity to play on period instruments of the Baroque era. The repertoire will primarily include music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries and whose performance will reflect the spirit and style of the period in which the music was composed. Prerequisites: completion of sophomore barrier exam and consent of instructor.

3500. Junior Recital. 0. Students will perform a 30 minute (minimum) recital of appropriate repertoire. Consult your studio teacher for individual studio requirements. Prerequisites: 4 semesters of private instruction, consent of instructor.

4010. Counterpoint. 3. Project-oriented, taught with close instructor supervision. Students absorb basic elements of counterpoint and analyze appropriate examples taken from samples of contrapuntal works written over past 300 years, then write five contrapuntal works in diverse styles. Prerequisite: MUSC 2040.

4020. Jazz Theory and Improvisation III. 2. Continuation of Jazz Theory and Improvisation II, MUSC 3025. Students will learn the harmonic and melodic language of bebop and hard bop through performance and composition of tunes in these idioms. Prerequisite: MUSC 3025.

4025. Jazz Theory and Improvisation IV. 2. Continuation of Jazz Theory and Improvisation III, MUSC 4020. Students explore developments in jazz improvisation and composition since 1960. Advanced theoretical concepts are covered in lectures and workshop sessions. Prerequisite: MUSC 4020.

4030. Form and Analysis. 3. Encompasses harmonic, thematic, formal and stylistic analysis of selected works representative of various periods. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2030 and 2035.

4040. Composition. 2 (Max. 12). Encompasses original work in construction of smaller forms. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisite: MUSC 4010.

4050. Advanced Studies in World Music. 3. [C3, G1<>(none)] Focuses on music-making and cultures of three musical traditions from around the world. Prerequisite: MUSC 3015.

4060. Applied Composition Lessons. 1-2 (max. 12). Students meet on a weekly basis with the instructor and work on individual composition projects and exercises. Students will be required to take a juried portfolio examination at the end of the semester to determine, in part, the final grade. Prerequisite:  Previous training proven with a portfolio/audition or MUSC 4040.

4070. Conducting. 3. Examines basic techniques of baton, score reading, familiarization with standard works, practical experience in directing choral and instrumental groups. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2030, 2035, 2040 and 2045.

4155. Senior Music Education Recital. 0. Music Education students perform a recital which may be a part of a Convocation or a separate performance. Consult your studio teacher for individual studio requirements. Prerequisites: senior standing and studio teacher consent.

4255. Elementary and Secondary Methods: Practicum. 2. Part of Phase IIIa of the music teacher education program. Practicum experience is integral to MUSC 4265 and must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: 2.75 cumulative GPA, successful completion of all music and professional education courses and concurrent enrollment in MUSC 4265. (Offered fall semester)

4265. Elementary and Secondary Music Teaching Methods. 8. Comprised of content and pedagogy in Music. Must be taken in the same semester as the 2 semester hour course, MUSC 4255. Prerequisites: 2.75 minimum cumulative GPA, 2.75 GPA in major, successful completion of all music and professional education courses and concurrent enrollment in MUSC 4255. (Offered fall semester).

4300. Instrumentation and Arranging. 3. Explores instruments of the orchestra and band, as well as arranging for various instrumental and choral combinations. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2030, 2035, 2395.

4310. Choral Arranging. 2. Teaches working techniques of arranging for the voice in varied combinations of choral ensembles. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2030 and 2035.

4315 [3000]. America's Ethnic Music. 3. [W2, C3<>CA, D] Surveys music of ethnic groups in America. Prerequisite: MUSC 1000.

4320, 4325, 4330, 4335, 4340, 4345. Historical Period Courses. See individual descriptions below.

4320. Medieval Period. 3. [C3, W3<>(none)] Intensely studies Middle Ages musical literature. For graduate credit, students present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2050 and 2055.

4325. Renaissance Period. 3. [C3, W3<>(none)] Encompasses concentrated survey and analysis of Renaissance music. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project to be determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2050 and 2055.

4330. The Baroque Period. 3. [C3, W3<>(none)] Studies origins of Baroque literature. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2050 and 2055.

4335. The Classical Period. 3. [C3, W3<>(none)] Encompasses concentrated survey and style analysis of classical period's music. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2050 and 2055.

4340. The Romantic Period. 3. [C3, W3<>(none)] Surveys romantic musical literature. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project to be determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2050 and 2055.

4345. Contemporary Period. 3. [C3, W3<>(none)] Surveys styles and composers of contemporary period. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisites: MUSC 2050 and 2055.

4350. History and Literature of Jazz. 3. [C3<>(none)] Surveys details of American jazz music from the turn of the century to present. Acquaints students with basic jazz materials, techniques and styles, as well as work of selected jazz masters. For graduate credit, students must present extra paper or project determined by instructor. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

4380. Jazz Techniques. 2 (Max. 2). Surveys jazz structure, styles, techniques and materials with respect to public school music programs. Intended for music education major. Prerequisite: MUSC 2035. (Offered spring semester)

4400. Vocal Literature. 1/2-2 (Max. 6). Studies solo materials from Renaissance to present, emphasizing style and interpretation. Prerequisite: 4 semester hours of voice.

4500. Directed Independent Study-Undergraduate. 1-2 (Max. 4). Prerequisite: consent of department head.

4510, 4520, 4530, 4540, 4550, 4560. Applied Music Methods and Materials. Courses taken in the form of private lessons and subject to similar fees. See individual descriptions below. Prerequisite: at least 16 semester hours in one performance field and/or consent of instructor.

4510. Brass Instruments. ($85 Fee) 1 (Max.2).

4520. Organ. ($85 Fee) 1 (Max. 2).

4530. Piano. ($85 Fee) 1 (Max. 2).

4540. Woodwind Instruments. ($85 Fee) 1 (Max. 2).

4550. Stringed Instruments. ($85 Fee) 1 (Max. 2).

4560. Voice. ($100 Fee) 1 (Max. 2).

4590. Senior Recital. 2 (Max. 4). Prerequisites: at least 14 semester hours in one performance field and senior standing.

4600. Piano Pedagogy. 1/2-2 (Max. 3). Includes critical study and evaluation of piano teaching methods and materials. Prerequisite: 8 credit hours of piano study.

4610. Vocal Pedagogy. 1/2-2 (Max. 3). Surveys techniques, practices and materials. Prerequisite: 8 credit hours of voice. (Offered spring semester)

4615. Instrumental Pedagogy. 0.5-2 (Max. 3). Surveys teaching materials in solo and chamber literature, techniques, practices, and methods for applicable instrument. Prerequisite: 8 credit hours of individual study in a specific instrument.

4620. Practicum in Music Education. 1. Provides opportunity to gain experience in music classroom in area public schools. Includes work on meeting educational standards of Wyoming necessary to begin student teaching and continued work on developing a teaching portfolio. Prerequisites: MUSC 1050 and junior status.

4650. Keyboard Literature. 3. An overview of solo ensemble keyboard literature from the 1600s to the present, focusing on major composers and common compositional forms. Includes listening assignments and examinations as well as individual research papers and class presentations. Prerequisites: MUSC 2050 and 2055.

4651. String Solo Literature. 3. Provide a survey of the masterpieces of string solo literature (violin,viola, cello and bass literature) in a historical and musical context. Includes listening assignments and examinations as well as class presentations. Prerequisites: 8 hours of lessons in string instruments.

4652. String Chamber Literature. 3. Provide a survey of the masterpieces of string chamber literature in a historical and musical context. Includes listening assignments and examinations as well as class presentations. Prerequisites: 8 hours of lessons in string instruments.

4700. Elementary Student Teaching in Music. 8. The final professional academic semester of the teacher education program. A full-time residency with an elementary mentor teacher. Offered Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisites: 2.75 cumulative GPA, 3.0 GPA in major content courses, completion of all content courses, successful completion of Phase IIIa specific pedagogy and practicum, complete review of the prospective teacher's record.

4710. Secondary Student Teaching in Music. 8. The final professional academic semester of the teacher education program. A full-time residency with a secondary mentor teacher. Offered. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisites: 2.75 cumulative GPA, 3.0 GPA in major content courses, completion of all content courses, successful completion of Phase IIIa specific pedagogy and practicum, complete review of the prospective teacher's record.

4750. Marching Band Techniques. 1. Applies specific various drill design techniques including corps style, military, show band and computer applications.

4780. Instrumental Conducting and Repertory. 2. Applies specific basic conducting techniques to instrumental group rehearsals concerning such problems as intonation, phrasing, dynamics, balance, etc. Overviews appropriate selection procedures for band and orchestral literature. Prerequisite: MUSC 4070 and 2395.

4790. Choral Conducting and Repertory. 2. Applies specific basic conducting techniques to choral group rehearsals concerning such problems as intonation, good vocal production, phrasing, diction, dynamics, balance, etc. Overviews appropriate choral literature. Prerequisite: MUSC 4070 and passed piano proficiency requirement.

4990. Topics in _____. 1-12 (Max. 12). Encompasses various topics in music. Specific subjects vary from year to year as course is often taught by distinguished visiting artists and lecturers or music faculty. Presents topics of special interest to music majors, graduate students and music educators. Please check class schedule for course titles each semester. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

5010. Mentoring the Pre-Service Music Educator. 1 (Max. 4). Designed for K-12 supervisors of pre-service music teachers, the goal of the course is to provide guidance and theoretical grounding through readings, discussion, journaling, and research projects. Participants will participate in two on-site workshops, weekly tele-conferences and complete a written research project. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

5030. Advanced Theory I. 3. First semester of a one-year course. Analysis of, and practice in, the more recent harmonic idioms with advanced aural and keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: MUSC 2030, 2035.

5080. Baritone Horn V. 1-4 (Max. 8). Prerequisite: 2-4 semester hours of MUSC 4080 on the same instrument or graduate standing.

5090. Bassoon V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5100. Cello V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5110. Clarinet V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5120. Double Bass V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5130. Flute V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5140. French Horn V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5150. Guitar V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5160. Harp V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5170. Oboe V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5180. Organ V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5190. Percussion V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5200. Piano V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5210. Saxophone V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5220. Trombone V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5230. Trumpet V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5240. Tuba V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5250. Violin V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5260. Viola V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5270. Voice V. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5310. Bibliographical Research. 2. Consideration of the place and scope of musicological disciplines in the world of music and of the basic techniques of musicology. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5320. Advanced Seminar. 2-6 (Max. 6). Such topics as The Music of J.S. Bach, The Chamber Music of Mozart, and Contemporary Music will be pursued and will terminate in oral reports and a research paper. Prerequisite: 4 hours of upper division music history and literature.

5330. Advanced Instrumentation and Arranging. 1-3 (Max. 3). Continued practice in choral and instrumental scoring. A work of large design will be adapted for performance by one of the organizations within the division. Prerequisite: MUSC 4300.

5340. Advanced Composition. 1-4 (Max. 6). A project course to be conducted by individual appointment with the instructor. The result should be the production of a major work suitable for performance by one of the campus organizations. Evaluation is made by a faculty committee on completion and performance of the composition. Prerequisite: 4 hours of MUSC 4040.

5350. Advanced Analysis. 3. Consideration of the analytical techniques of Harder, Piston, and Schillinger for traditional music, of Hanson and Hindemith for modern tonal music, and of Schoenberg and Reti for serial music. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5360. Pedagogy of Theory. 2. Consideration of the subject matter of all undergraduate theory courses, procedures for presenting the material, and analysis and evaluation of texts and methods. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5370. Advanced Choral Conducting. 1-2 (Max. 3). The interpretation of well-known oratories and cantatas; experience in the direction of campus choral groups. Prerequisite: MUSC 4070, 4790.

5380. Advanced Instrumental Conducting. 1-2 (Max. 3). Interpretive analysis of instrumental works in large form; experience in the direction of campus performing groups. Prerequisite: MUSC 4070, 4780.

5390. Performance Practice and Interpretation. 2. A study of the inherited traditions of correct interpretation and performance as related to the various style periods in music. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5400. Independent Study and Research. 1-2 (Max. 6). Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

5410. History of Musical Instruments. 2. An investigation of the mechanical evaluation of musical instruments as related to the music written for these instruments. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5480. Baritone Horn VI. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5490. Bassoon VI. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5500. Cello VI. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5510. Clarinet VI. 1-4 (Max. 8).

5520. Double Bass VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Covers appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level double bass. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5530. Flute VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-levelflute. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5540. Guitar VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-levelguitar. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5550. Harp VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-levelharp. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5560. French Horn VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Prerequisite: 4 semester hours of MUSC 4560 or graduate standing.

5570. Oboe VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Prerequisite: 4 semester hours of MUSC 4570 or graduate standing.

5580. Organ VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level organ. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5590. Percussion VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level percussion. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5600. Piano VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level piano. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5610. Saxophone VI. 1 - 4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level sax. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5615. Capstone. 3. Designed to provide a forum to present research in music that fulfills requirements of the Plan B process. Instruction is individualized, but involves cooperative learning opportunities with other students. The student presents the finished product to the class members. Course is restricted to students doing Plan B paper only. Prerequisite: Plan B proposal approved by the music department graduate committee.

5620. Trombone VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level trombone. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5630. Trumpet VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level trumpet. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5640. Tuba VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level tuba. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5650. Violin VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level violin. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5660. Viola VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level viola. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5670. Voice VI. 1-4 (Max. 8). Designed to cover appropriate technical and repertory materials in graduate-level voice. A faculty jury will review each semester's work. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5680. Graduate Recital. 2. A recital, vocal or instrumental and consisting of selections of advanced difficulty in matters of technique and interpretation, is presented under the direction of a staff member. Quality and content of recital must be approved by a faculty committee one month before the recital date and the faculty committee will determine the final grade. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music and consent of instructor.

5690. Advanced Teaching Methods - Brass. 1. Designed to present new and improved methods of teaching the various band and orchestral instruments in the public schools.

5700. Advanced Teaching Methods - String. 1. Designed to present new and improved methods of teaching the various band and orchestral instruments in the public schools.

5710. Advanced Teaching Methods - Woodwind. 1. Designed to present new and improved methods of teaching the various band and orchestral instruments in the public schools.

5720. Musical Supervision: Choral. 2. Examination of the administrative responsibilities of the music teacher, the music department chairman, and the district music supervisor in the public schools, as well as the responsibilities of a music festival chairman and officers of the state music educators association. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5730. Musical Supervision: Instruments. 2. Examination of the administrative responsibilities of the music teacher, the music department chairman, and the district music supervisor in the public schools, as well as the responsibilities of a music festival chairman and officers of the state music educators association. Prerequisite: graduate standing in music.

5740. Choral Techniques and Materials. 1 (Max. 1.2).

5750. Band Techniques and Materials. 1 (Max. 1.2).

5760. Music Education Seminar. 2. A study and discussion of trends, objectives, and curricula of the various phases of music education.

5770. Marching Band. 0.5 (Max. 2).

5780. Wind Ensemble III. 0.5 (Max. 2). One of the elite ensembles in the Department of Music, Wind Ensemble offers participants the opportunity to prepare and perform some of the finest, most technically challenging, contemporary and classic wind and percussion repertory. Prerequisites: Graduate or Performer's Certificate students, audition required.

5790. Jazz Ensemble III. 0.5 (Max. 2). Preparation and performance in a select jazz ensemble of the finest in standard jazz ensemble repertory and contemporary compositions by living jazz artists. Enrollment is restricted to graduate and Performer's Certificate students only. Prerequisites: audition required. 

5800. Collegiate Chorale III. 0.5 (Max. 12). Provide the advanced and committed singer with outstanding performing experiences ranging from major choral masterworks to masterpieces of the a cappella tradition, both sacred and secular. The choir is a professional training ensemble and  students may be asked to take on active musical leadership roles.  Commitment of time to advance the excellence and public awareness of the ensemble will be required. Prerequisites: audition required, and graduate standing. 

5805. The UW Singing Statesmen III. 0.5 (Max 12).  The UW Singing Statesmen provides all levels of singers with the rich tradition of male ensemble singing.  Students will solidify basic musicianship skills and vocal technique while experiencing camaraderie and service to the region.  Students may be asked to take on music leadership roles and advance the excellence and public awareness of the ensemble.  Open to music majors and non-music majors without audition. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

5807. Happy Jacks III. 0.5 (Max 12). Student-led male a cappella ensemble that sings contemporary, jazz, and traditional repertoire. The ensemble travels regularly to promote male singing through concerts and school workshops. Students may act as musical director. Audition only. Co-requisite: enrollment in The UW Singing Statesmen. Prerequisites: Audition required. Graduate standing.

5811. Vocal Jazz III. 0.5 (Max 12). Sings standard repertory from various jazz traditions, often with rhythm section. Focus on building musical skill and literacy in the jazz idiom. Students may be asked to take on leadership roles. Audition only. Prerequisites: Audition required. Graduate standing.

5815. Bel Canto Women's Chorus III. 0.5 (Max 12). Builds community through score study and the development of fundamental musicianship skills, including sight singing, ear training, and vocal technique. Students may be asked to take on leadership roles. This ensemble is open to both music majors and non-music majors without audition. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

5817. Laramie Civic Chorus III. 0.5 (Max 12). Welcomes students, faculty, and community members. Repertoire includes musical works from a multiplicity of style periods and genres in both Western and non-Western traditions and includes regular collaboration with the UW Symphony Orchestra for major choral works. Students may be asked to take on leadership roles. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; audition required.

5820. Opera Theatre. 0.5 (Max. 2).

5830. Symphony Orchestra III. 0.5 (Max. 2). The premier orchestral ensemble in the Department of Music. Participation in this ensemble prepares students to perform some of the great symphonic literature from a wide variety of musical periods. Prerequisites: Enrollment is restricted to graduate or Performer's Certificate students; audition required.

5840. Chamber Orchestra III. 0.5 (Max. 2). Devoted to the rehearsal and performance of masterpieces from the chamber orchestra repertoire. Students in the 5840 level of Chamber Orchestra will be expected to assume leadership roles within the ensemble, help with bowings, lead sectionals and be highly proficient on their individual parts.

5850. Percussion Ensemble. 0.5 (Max. 2).

5860. Brass Ensemble. 0.5 (Max. 2).

5870. Woodwind Ensemble III. 0.5 (Max. 2). Preparation and performance in a select woodwind chamber ensemble of the finest standard and contemporary wind ensemble literature.  Prerequisites: Enrollment is restricted to graduate or Performer's Certificate students; audition required.

5880. Chamber Music III. 0.5 (Max. 2). Designed to provide students with training in the ideal medium of chamber music (small ensembles, such as trio, string quartet, etc.), where they can  apply and integrate all elements of their musical knowledge. These include but are not limited to rhythm, intonation, tone-production, blend, musical interpretation, concept of style, etc. Prerequisites: Enrollment is restricted to graduate or Performer's Certificate students; audition required.

5885. Collaborative Piano III. 1-2 (MAX 8). Encompasses supervised practice in the art of collaborative piano playing. Discusses traditional usages as applicable to various schools and periods of vocal and instrumental duo literature. Prerequisites: Audition required; MUSC 3280 or equivalent and graduate standing.

5890. Piano Ensemble. 0.5-1 (Max. 2). Designed to provide students with training in the medium of piano duo and piano duet repertoire, where they can apply and integrate all elements of their musical knowledge. These include but are not limited to rhythm, tone-production, musical interpretation, concept of style, etc. Prerequisites: consent of instructor; Audition required.  Enrollment is restricted to Performer’s Certificate and Graduate students.

5895. Baroque Ensemble III. 1 (Max. 1.2). Designed to provide students with the opportunity to play on period instruments of the Baroque era. The repertoire primarily includes music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries and whose performance practices reflect the spirit and style of the period in which the music was composed. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3. (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Students are expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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