Aug 12, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses of Instruction


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

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Music

  
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    MUS 383 - Percussion Methods


    1 credit hour
    Basic principles and techniques of percussion performance. Includes selection and care of percussion instruments, instructional materials and methods, and experience in peer teaching. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 384 - String Methods


    1 credit hour
    Basic techniques of performance, care, selection, and design principles of stringed instruments. Includes instructional materials and methods, as well as experience in peer teaching. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 391 - Vocal Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    Practicum to allow supervised hands-on teaching experience. Focus on methods for recognizing vocal faults, philosophies of teaching healthy vocal production, choosing of appropriate student repertoire, recognition of vocal dysfunction, and promotion of vocal health. Prerequisite(s): MUS 361 .
  
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    MUS 400 - Special Topics in Music


    1-3 credit hours
    Advanced investigation of specialized music-related topics, with emphasis on areas of study not covered by existing courses. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 415 - Secondary Choral Music Methods


    3 credit hours
    Designed to prepare the pre-professional choral music educator to organize and direct a comprehensive choral music program in secondary schools. Topics include program administration, curriculum development, selection and utilization of instructional materials, rehearsal organization, and instructional/ rehearsal strategies. A field experience may be required. Admission to the TEP required. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 416 - Secondary Instrumental Music Methods


    3 credit hours
    Designed to prepare the pre-professional instrumental music educator to organize and direct a comprehensive instrumental music program in secondary schools. Topics include program administration, curriculum development, selection and utilization of instructional materials, rehearsal organization, and instructional/rehearsal strategies. A field experience may be required. Admission to the TEP required. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 418 - Guitar Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the guitar literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 419 - Percussion Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the percussion literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 420 - Music Analysis


    2 credit hours
    Music theory and music history coalesce in an intensive study of compositions selected from various genres and style periods. Prerequisite(s): MUS 213 , 214 , and 342 .
  
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    MUS 421 - Composition


    2 credit hours
    Investigation of 20th-century techniques in musical composition. Emphasis on development of basic compositional craftsmanship. Prerequisite(s): MUS 213  and 214 .
  
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    MUS 422 - Composition II


    2 credit hours
    Continuation of MUS 421 . Prerequisite(s): MUS 421 .
  
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    MUS 423 - Flute Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the flute literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 425 - Oboe Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the oboe literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 427 - Clarinet Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the clarinet literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 429 - Saxophone Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the saxophone literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 430 - History of Opera


    3 credit hours
    Students will examine the history of the genre from its inception to the present, and will make associations between musical developments and other historical events. Students will become familiar with representative examples of opera literature. Additionally, students will increase their familiarity with music research procedures and develop and refine their writing skills. Prerequisite(s): MUS 341 .
  
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    MUS 431 - Bassoon Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the bassoon literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 432 - Exceptional Learners in Music Education


    2 credit hours
    This course examines the characteristics and needs of students with exceptionalities and the relevant legislation and policies governing the education of these students. Objectives, materials, methods, and accommodations for inclusion in the musical classroom will be explored. A field experience may be required. May be repeated once for a total of 4 hours. Admission to the TEP required. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MUS 101  with a grade of C or better.
  
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    MUS 433 - Horn Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the horn literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 435 - Trumpet Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the trumpet literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 437 - Low-Brass Literature


    2 credit hours
    This course will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the trombone/euphonium/tuba literature. The works chosen will represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities, and historical periods. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 441 - Orchestration


    2 credit hours
    Study of instrumentation, including history, ranges, and tonal characteristics of instruments. Includes elementary scoring for band and orchestra. Prerequisite(s): MUS 113  and 114 .
  
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    MUS 442 - Orchestration II


    2 credit hours
    MUS 442 is an advanced investigation of the art and practice of orchestration and idiomatic instrumental techniques. The course is a continuation of MUS 441 . Prerequisite(s): MUS 441 .
  
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    MUS 445 - Internship in Elementary and Choral Music Education


    9 credit hours
    Supervised school-based observation and participation for a full semester, culminating in full-time teaching in elementary- and secondary-school settings. Admission to the TEP, and admission to the internship required. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of major coursework.
  
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    MUS 446 - Internship in Elementary and Instrumental Music Education


    9 credit hours
    Supervised school-based observation and participation for a full semester, culminating in full-time teaching in elementary- and secondary-school settings. Admission to the TEP, and admission to the internship required. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of major coursework.
  
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    MUS 448 - Flute Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced flute student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 449 - Flute Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 448 .
  
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    MUS 450 - Oboe Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced oboe student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 451 - Oboe Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 450 .
  
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    MUS 452 - Clarinet Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced clarinet student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 453 - Clarinet Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 452 .
  
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    MUS 454 - Saxophone Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced saxophone student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 455 - Saxophone Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 454 .
  
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    MUS 456 - Bassoon Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced bassoon student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 457 - Bassoon Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 456 .
  
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    MUS 458 - Horn Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced horn student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 459 - Horn Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 458 .
  
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    MUS 460 - Trumpet Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced trumpet student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 461 - Trumpet Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 460 .
  
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    MUS 462 - Wind and Percussion Literature


    2 credit hours
    Survey of literature appropriate to the major performing area of the instrumentalist.
  
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    MUS 463 - Vocal Literature I


    1 credit hour
    Survey of literature for the solo voice. Prerequisite(s): MUS 133 , 134 , 233 , 234 .
  
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    MUS 464 - Vocal Literature II


    1 credit hour
    Survey of literature for the solo voice. Prerequisite(s): MUS 463 .
  
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    MUS 469 - Piano Literature I


    1 credit hour
    Piano literature from the Baroque to the present. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
  
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    MUS 470 - Piano Literature II


    1 credit hour
    Continuation of MUS 469 . Sophomore standing as a keyboard major or consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 471 - Low-Brass Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced trombone/euphonium/ tuba student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 472 - Low-Brass Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 471 .
  
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    MUS 477 - Percussion Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced percussion student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 478 - Percussion Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 477 .
  
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    MUS 479 - Guitar Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced guitar student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 480 - Guitar Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 479 .
  
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    MUS 481 - Seminar in Music History


    3 credit hours
    Students will examine various aspects of music history on a variety of topics ranging from attention upon composers, specific genres and time periods. Students will become familiar with representative examples of music literature from the area covered in the seminar. Additionally, students will increase their familiarity with music research procedures and develop and refine their writing skills. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 482 - Piano Pedagogy I


    2 credit hours
    This course is designed to explore the problems found and solutions used in teaching the beginning, intermediate, and advanced piano student of all ages. The material will be covered through the use of assigned readings, lectures, written and oral presentations. Consent of the instructor required.
  
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    MUS 483 - Piano Pedagogy II


    1 credit hour
    This course is combination laboratory and practice teaching class to develop applied teaching skills. It assumes complete knowledge of the material covered in applied pedagogy I. Prerequisite(s): MUS 482 .
  
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    MUS 490 - Directed Independent Study In Composition


    1-4 credit hours
    Individualized creative projects for various performing media. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): MUS 211  and 213 , with a grade of B or better in each.
  
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    MUS 491 - Directed Independent Study In Music


    1-6 credit hours
    Designed to provide opportunity for intensive and independent inquiry in areas of music that lie outside the scope of other undergraduate classes.
  
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    MUS 492 - Directed Independent Study In Music Ed


    3 credit hours
    This course is designed to provide further study into issues and challenges that can arise in the classroom. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUS 495 - Basic Conducting


    2 credit hours
    Basic baton techniques and score reading. Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: MUP 230 .
  
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    MUS 496 - Choral Conducting


    2 credit hours
    Choral rehearsal techniques and literature. Prerequisite(s): MUS 495 .
  
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    MUS 497 - Instrumental Conducting


    2 credit hours
    Study of instrumental rehearsal techniques and literature. Prerequisite(s): MUS 495 .
  
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    MUS 499 - B.A. Capstone


    3 credit hours
    Students pursuing a B.A. in music develop a capstone project in consultation with a faculty mentor. Typical projects may include a thesis in music history or theory, a performance or composition recital, a lecture-recital, a professional internship, or other projects subject to approval of the faculty mentor. The project should incorporate the major themes of the student’s B.A. course of study, bringing together the core knowledge and skills of this curriculum.  Senior standing as a B.A. music major required.

Music, Applied

  
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    MUP 117 - Class Voice for Non-Majors


    1 credit hour
    Fundamental vocal-performance skills for non-music majors. Emphasis is on acquisition of basic vocal technique, including musicianship skills. Open to non-music majors as an elective.
  
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    MUP 118 - Class Guitar


    1 credit hour
    For students with little or no prior guitar instruction. Emphasis on acquisition of basic guitar technique and musicianship skills, including reading skills. Open to music majors and non-majors as an elective.
  
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    MUP 119 - Class Piano for Non-Majors


    1 credit hour
    For non-majors with little or no prior musical experience. Emphasis on learning the piano keyboard, reading music, and the basic elements of music. Open to non-music majors as an elective.
  
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    MUP 127 - Class Voice


    1 credit hour
    Fundamental vocal-performance skills for the instrumental Music Education major. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 129 - Class Piano I


    1 credit hour
    For Music majors who are not keyboard principals, and for non-music majors with consent of instructor. Emphasis is on acquisition of basic keyboard techniques, keyboard harmony, sight reading, and transposition.
  
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    MUP 130 - Class Piano II


    1 credit hour
    Continuation of MUP 129 , with emphasis on harmonization, rudimentary improvisation, open-score reading, and further development of technical proficiency, keyboard harmony, and transposition. Prerequisite(s): MUP 129 .
  
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    MUP 229 - Class Piano III


    1 credit hour
    Continuation of MUP 130 , with emphasis on improvisation, harmonization from lead sheets and figured bass, open-score reading, and accompanying. Prerequisite(s): MUP 130 .
  
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    MUP 230 - Class Piano IV


    1 credit hour
    Continuation of MUP 229 , with emphasis on refinement of keyboard technique, improvisation, harmonization, open-score reading, and further development of performance and accompanying skills. Successful challenge of piano proficiency exam is required to complete course. Prerequisite(s): MUP 229 .
  
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    MUP 290 - Piano Proficiency


    0 credit hours
    Examination of proficiency in keyboard skills for Bachelor of Music degree candidates with a concentration in performance, music education, or composition, and primary in any instrument other than keyboard. This course is graded satisfactory/ unsatisfactory. Students are allowed two attempts at the exam. Those who do not pass the exam after two attempts cannot pass the course. Those who do not pass the course must re-enroll in keyboard study before enrolling in MUP 290 again. Passing MUP 290 is a requirement for graduation. Co-requisite(s): MUP 230  or consent of instructor.
  
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    MUP 390 - Junior Recital


    0 credit hours
    Solo public performance of musical literature appropriate for major area. Consent of instructor Required.
  
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    MUP 490 - Senior Recital


    0 credit hours
    Solo public performance of musical literature appropriate for major area. Consent of instructor required.

Music, Applied Private Lessons for non-majors

  
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    MUP 126 - Elective Voice


    1-2 credit hours
    Audition and consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 136 - Elective Keyboard


    1-2 credit hours
    Audition and consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 146 - Elective Woodwind


    1-2 credit hours
    Audition and consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 156 - Elective Brass


    1-2 credit hours
    Audition and consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 166 - Elective Percussion


    1-2 credit hours
    Audition and consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 176 - Elective Strings


    1-2 credit hours
    Audition and consent of instructor required.

Music, Applied Private Lessons for music majors and minors

  
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    MUP 120 - Applied Private Lessons - Voice


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
  
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    MUP 131 - Applied Private Lessons - Harpsichord


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 132 - Applied Private Lessons - Organ


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 133 - Applied Private Lessons - Piano


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 141 - Applied Private Lessons - Flute


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 142 - Applied Private Lessons - Oboe


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 143 - Applied Private Lessons - Clarinet


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 144 - Applied Private Lessons - Bassoon


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 145 - Applied Private Lessons - Saxophone


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 151 - Applied Private Lessons - Horn


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 152 - Applied Private Lessons - Trumpet


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 153 - Applied Private Lessons - Trombone


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 154 - Applied Private Lessons - Euphonium


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 155 - Applied Private Lessons - Tuba


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 161 - Applied Private Lessons - Percussion


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 171 - Applied Private Lessons - Violin


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 172 - Applied Private Lessons - Viola


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 173 - Applied Private Lessons - Cello


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 174 - Applied Private Lessons - Double Bass


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 175 - Applied Private Lessons - Guitar


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 180 - Applied Private Lessons - Harp


    1-2 credit hours
    Consent of instructor required.
  
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    MUP 220 - Applied Private Lessons - Voice


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Two semesters of 100-level study.
  
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    MUP 231 - Applied Private Lessons - Harpsichord


    1-2 credit hours
    May be taken twice for 1-2 credit hours. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Two semesters of 100-level study.
 

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