2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Music

Each student (major or non-major) who enrolls in private applied or class lessons (excluding MUS 151K-Class Piano, MUS 151M-Class Voice and MUS 151S-Class Guitar) must be concurrently enrolled in a large or small ensemble.


APPLIED MUSIC

MUS 161, 162     2 Credits
MUS 261, 262     2 Credits
MUS 361, 362     2 or 4 Credits
MUS 461, 462     2 or 4 Credits
Private Lessons (h)
Private instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar, orchestral and band instruments. Private instruction shall consist of one private lesson per week. Music Performance majors must enroll for 4 credits for MUS 361-462 levels of study. All other students will normally enroll for 2 credits, except where special permission is granted. Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 12 or more credits: $150. (Prerequisite: Admission by audition. Special permission required. Course may not be audited. Credit-No Credit grading not permitted.) Concurrent enrollment in MUS 190: recital attendance required. All Offered Fall and Spring


MUS 190      0 Credit
Recital Attendance
Recital and concert attendance. (1 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 390      0 Credit
Junior Recital
Half-length solo music performance recital. (Prerequisites: Music major; MUS 262 or equivalent, junior standing in music study, permission of instructor.) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 435      2-4 Credits
Private Lessons in Music Composition (h)
Private instruction in advanced music composition consisting of one private lesson per week. Lesson fees for non-music majors and music majors enrolled in 11 or fewer credits: $295. Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 12 or more credits: $150. May be repeated for credit. (Prerequisites: MUS 433 or equivalent, permission of instructor. Recommended: Familiarity with computer-assisted music score preparation software) (1+3) (2+3) Offered As Demand Warrants


MUS 490      0 Credit
Senior Recital
Full length music solo recital. (Prerequisites: Music major; MUS 362 or equivalent; senior standing in music study; MUS 390 or equivalent; permission of instructor.) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 661      2 or 4 Credits
Advanced Private Lessons
Special permission required. Private instruction in piano, voice, or orchestral instruments consisting of one private lesson per week. Repeatable for credit. Lesson fees for non-music majors and music majors enrolled in 8 or fewer credits: $295. Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 9 or more credits: $150. (Prerequisite: Special permission required. Graduate standing in Music; MUS 462 or equivalent; audition. Course may not be audited.)


MUS 690      0 Credit
Graduate Recital
Full length solo performance recital. (Prerequisite; MUS 490 or equivalent, graduate standing in applied music study, permission of instructor.) Offered Fall, Spring


MUSIC ENSEMBLES AND CLASS LESSONS

MUS 101      1 Credit
University Chorus (h)
A chorus serving both beginning and skilled singers presenting concerts each semester of popular and classic choral literature. (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 105      1 Credit
UAF Steel Drum Ensemble (h)
Performance class designed to prepare performances of soca, calypso, and reggae music from the Caribbean Islands, as well as Latin style music. Ensemble includes percussion and a few other supporting instruments. May be repeated for credit. (Prerequisites: Ability to sight-read music, permission of instructor. Recommended: MUS 103.) (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 117      1 Credit
Northern Lights String Orchestra (h)
Explore literature written primarily for string orchestra. Periodically, winds and percussion will join for performances of literature requiring additional instruments. Works studied vary from semester to semester depending on the instrumentation of those enrolled in the course. May be repeated for credit. (Prerequisites: Previous instruction on a bowed string instrument, permission of instructor.) (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 151      1 Credit
Class Lesson (h)
Class instruction in piano, voice, orchestral instrument or guitar. Lesson fees for non-music majors and music majors enrolled in 11 or fewer credits: $120. Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 12 or more credits: $60. (MUS 151 may be repeated for credit. Course may not be audited.) (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 153      1 Credit
Functional Piano (h)
Laboratory instruction to help music majors obtain performance, sight-reading and harmonization-transposition skills needed to pass the piano proficiency examination. It also provides non-music majors an opportunity to study basic piano skills on a space-available basis. Lesson fees for all students enrolled in 11 or fewer credits: $120. Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 12 or more credits: $60. (Prerequisites: For music majors, MUS 131 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MUS 131; For non-music majors, permission of instructor. Course may not be audited.) (1 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 203      1 Credit
Orchestra (h)
Admission by audition. (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 205      1 Credit
Wind Ensemble (h)
Admission by audition. (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 206      1 Credit
Wind Symphony (h)
Wind symphony is intended for people desiring a musical experience involving a wide spectrum of music literature. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Must be 18 or over. Course may not be audited.) (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 207      1 Credit
UAF Jazz Band (h)
A performance ensemble that performs a feature concert each semester and tours frequently within the state and occasionally outside the state. (Prerequisites: Audition and permission of instructor. Course may not be audited.) (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 211      1 Credit
Choir of the North (h)
A mixed choir serving more advanced singers presenting concerts of more advanced choral music literature. Admission by audition. (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 245      2 Credits
Singer's Diction I: English & Italian (h)
A systematic approach for singers through use of the International Phonetic Alphabet for the transcription and pronunciation of song texts in English and Italian. A singer's diction course would be valuable to radio announcers or anyone needing rules of pronunciation for names, titles, phrases, etc. in foreign languages. (Recommended: One year of private voice lessons.) (2 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


MUS 246      2 Credits
Singer's Diction II: French & German (h)
A systematic approach through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet for the transcription and pronunciation of song texts in French and German. A singer's diction course would be valuable to radio announcers or anyone needing rules of pronunciation for names, titles, phrases, etc. in foreign languages. (Recommended: One year of private voice lessons.) (2 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


MUS 253      0 Credit
Piano Proficiency
Final phase of piano proficiency examination. (Prerequisites: Music major; MUS 153 and permission of instructor.) (0 + 1) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 307      1 Credit
Chamber Music (h)
String, brass or woodwind chamber music; piano chamber music and accompanying; stage band; and Alaska Camerata. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may not be audited.) (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 313      1, 2, 3 Credits
Opera Workshop (h)
(0 + 3, 6, or 9) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 317      1 Credit
Arctic Chamber Orchestra (h)
The touring group of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. Must be a member of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. (MUS 203-EV1). By audition only. (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 319      1 Credit
Alaska Chamber Chorale (h)
An auditioned vocal ensemble of no more than 32 singers, male and female. The music learned and performed will be primarily, but not limited to, a cappella pieces with an emphasis on pre-classical and 20th century music. The group will perform alone and with other UAF music groups. (Prerequisites: Audition and permission of instructor.) (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 606      1-2 Credits
Advanced Chamber Music
Advanced string, woodwind, brass, vocal chamber music, piano chamber music and accompanying. (Prerequisite: MUS 307, graduate standing, and permission of instructor. Course may not be audited.)


Music Theory, Music History and Music Education

MUS 103      3 Credits
Music Fundamentals (h)
An introductory study of the language of music. Includes basic notation, melodic and rhythmic writing, scales, bass and treble clefs, and basic harmony. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 122      3 Credits
History of Popular Music (h)
The development of American popular music from ragtime to rock to rap: its styles, artists, cultural origins, social symbolism and influence worldwide. How popular music in each decade reflects the social ethos of the times, expresses youth attitudes and mirrors lifestyle. An examination of music's function in society. (Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


MUS 125      2 Credits
Enjoying Jazz (h)
An overview of the jazz idiom. Learning about the performers, styles and the music by using records, CD's, cassettes and video tapes. A listening intensive course that should provide students with a better understanding of this art form and the significant styles and artists in it. Also available via Independent Learning. (Next offered: 2008-09.) (2 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


MUS 131      2 Credits
MUS 132      2 Credits
Basic Music Theory
First semester: Intensive training in fundamentals of music, pitch and rhythm notation, scales, modes, triads and techniques of harmonization. Second semester: Concentration upon acquisition of skills in harmonization and techniques of formal and harmonic analysis. (Prerequisites: For MUS 131, concurrent enrollment in 133; For MUS 132, MUS 131 or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in 134 unless exempted by music theory placement test.) 131 Offered Fall, 132 Offered Spring


MUS 133      2 Credits
MUS 134      2 Credits
Basic Ear Training (h)
Ear training skills including sight reading, sight singing, error detection and dictation. Use of programmed materials in a laboratory situation in addition to classroom instruction. (Prerequisites: For MUS 133, concurrent enrollment in 131; For MUS 134, MUS 133 or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in 132 unless exempted by music theory placement test.) (2 + 0) 133 Offered Fall, 134 Offered Spring


MUS 200X     3 Credits
Aesthetic Appreciation: Interrelation of Art, Drama and Music (h)
(Cross-listed with ART 200X and THR 200X)
Understanding and appreciation of art, drama and music through an exploration of their relationship. Topics include the creative process, structure, cultural application and diversity, the role of the artist in society, and popular movements and trends. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 221      3 Credits
MUS 222      3 Credits
History of Music (h)
Fall semester: Music before 1750. Spring semester: Music since 1750. (Prerequisites: MUS 131 and 132 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) 221 Offered Fall, 222 Offered Spring


MUS 223      3 Credits
Alaska Native Music (h)
(Cross-listed with ANS 223)
Eskimo and Indian dance and song styles in Alaska. Emphasis on the sound, effect and purpose unique to each and the collection methods, analysis and the development of a broad musical perspective. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


MUS 231      2 Credits
MUS 232      2 Credits
Advanced Music Theory (h)
Continued study of harmony and musical form through analysis of representative works from the standard repertoire. The second semester is devoted to study and synthesis of 20th century stylistic and harmonic idioms. (Prerequisites: For MUS 231, concurrent enrollment in MUS 233; for MUS 232, MUS 231 or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in MUS 234 unless exempted by music theory placement test.) (1 + 2) MUS 231 Offered Fall, MUS 232 Offered Spring


MUS 233      1 Credit
MUS 234      1 Credit
Advanced Ear Training
Continued training in sight singing and melodic dictation skills begun in MUS 133 and 134. Harmonic dictation and error detection skills also included. (Prerequisites: MUS 134 or equivalent; For MUS 233, concurrent enrollment in MUS 231. For MUS 234, MUS 233 and concurrent enrollment in MUS 232 unless exempted by music theory placement test.) (0 + 2) Offered Spring


MUS 319      1 Credit
Alaska Chamber Chorale (h)
An auditioned vocal ensemble of no more than 32 male and female singers. The music learned and performed will be primarily, but not limited to, a cappella pieces with an emphasis on pre-classical and 20th century music. Performances alone and with other UAF music groups. (Prerequisites: Audition and permission of instructor. Course may not be audited.) (0 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 331      3 Credits
Form and Analysis (h)
Formal and stylistic musical elements in historical context with special application to problems of proper stylistic performance. (Prerequisite: MUS 232 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


MUS 332      3 Credits
Introduction to Computer-based Music Technology (h)
An introduction to personal computer-based software and music synthesis hardware to enable the student to print music scores and/or develop MIDI format sequencer files. May be repeated for credit. (Prerequisites: MUS 232 or equivalent or permission of instructor. MUS 432 recommended. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


MUS 351O     3 Credits
Conducting (h)
Principles of conducting; interpretation of vocal and instrumental ensemble music. (Prerequisite: COMM 131X or 141X; MUS 232. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


MUS 421W     3 Credits
Music before 1620 (h)
Music from its origins in Greek antiquity through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance up to and including the emergence of opera at the turn of the 17th century. Includes study of prominent composers, early musical forms, original sources in translation, development of musical notation and development of early musical instruments. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; MUS 221 and 222; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


MUS 422W     3 Credits
Music in the 17th and 18th Centuries (h)
Style and performance practices of opera, oratorio, cantata, sonata and concerto, as well as chamber music. Development of keyboard instruments as well as other instrumental genres: strings, winds and brasses. Style study of representative works from early Baroque composes through Bach, Handel, Bach's sons, Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven and others. Musical developments in Italy, England, France, Germany, Austria and cross-cultural influences. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; MUS 221 and 222; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


MUS 423W     3 Credits
Music of the 19th Century (h)
Musical trends in the 19th century. Romanticism, nationalism, Italian opera and Wagnerian music drama, as exemplified by representative works, chosen from the music of Weber, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and others. Related readings in other aspects of the Romantic movement. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; MUS 221 or 222; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


MUS 424W     3 Credits
Music since 1900 (h)
Study of significant works from the modern repertoire, beginning with the later works of Strauss, and continuing to the music of Stravinsky, the Expressionists, the Neoclassicists, Bartok, the Minimalists, and more recent developments. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; MUS 221 or 222, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


MUS 426      2 Credits
Music Literature (h)
Music literature of brass, strings, keyboard, voice or winds, on a rotating basis as announced for the semester of offering. Course may be repeated four times for a total of 10 credits. (Prerequisites: MUS 261 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Recommended: MUS 221, 222 and one course from MUS 421-424.) (2 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 431      3 Credits
Counterpoint (h)
Contrapuntal techniques by means of analysis and synthesis of pieces in contrapuntal idioms. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


MUS 432      3 Credits
Orchestration and Arranging (h)
Instrumentation and arranging for vocal and instrumental ensembles. (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


MUS 433      2-3 Credits
Seminar in Musical Composition (h)
Development of compositional skills based upon the works of predominately 20th-century composers. Repeatable for credit. (Prerequisites: MUS 232 or equivalent; permission of instructor.) (2 + 0, 3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


MUS 434      3 Credits
Advanced Harmonic Analysis (h)
Strengthens understanding of functional harmony through a series of case studies with each gradually increasing in analytical difficulty. Chromatic music of late-19th century European art music, represented by composers such as Chopin, Franck and Scriagin. (Prerequisite: MUS 232 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


MUS 601      3 Credits
Introduction to Graduate Study
Materials, techniques and procedures for research in music. Examination of bibliographic sources. Required of all graduate students in music. Students should register for this class during their first fall semester in residence. (Prerequisites: Provisional admission to graduate study and permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


MUS 607      3 Credits
Seminar in elementary and Secondary General Classroom Music
Discussion of the theoretical basis for developing objectives for general and classroom music in the elementary and secondary schools. Evaluation of current curricula, methods and materials with respect to stated objectives. Evaluative methods in music. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


MUS 608      2 Credits
Seminar in Secondary Music Education
Examination of current trends and problems in all aspects of secondary music eduction. Emphasis on curriculum development, philosophy and goals, instrumental and choral program administration, and aspects of music learning and evaluation. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


MUS 625      3 Credits
Topics in Music History
Detailed study of selected topics in music history and/or literature. Specific topic and number of credits to be announced in advance of course offering. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 626      2 Credits
Advanced Music Literature
Advanced music literature of brass, strings, keyboard, voice, or winds, on a rotating basis as announced each semester. Course may be repeated up to four times for a total of 10 credits. (Prerequisites: MUS 461 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. Recommended: MUS 221, 222; and/or courses from the MUS 421-424 sequence.) (2 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


MUS 631      3 Credits
Seminar in Music Theory: History and Pedagogy
Historical development of music theory and music theory pedagogy (current teaching practices and survey of available teaching materials). (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


MUS 635      2-4 Credits
Graduate Private Lessons in Composition
Private instruction in advanced music composition consisting of one private lesson per week. Repeatable for credit. Fees for music majors enrolled in 8 or fewer credits: $295. Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 9 or more credits: $150. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing; MUS 433 or equivalent or permission of instructor required; audition. Course may not be audited. ) Recommended: Familiarity with computer-assisted music score preparation software. (1 + 3) (2 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


MUS 651      2-3 Credits
Advanced Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Study of conducting style and techniques and their application to representative compositions for different instrumental and vocal mediums. Repeatable for credit. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing; MUS 351 or equivalent and/or permission of instructor.)


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