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1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions


Degrees and Programs 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 or 4 Credits) Fall, Spring
MUS 261, 262

Private Lessons h
Private instruction in piano, organ, voice, orchestral and band instruments. Private instruction shall consist of one private lesson and one master class per week. Music performance majors may enroll for four credits. All others will normally enroll for two credits. See accompanying box for private lesson fees. (Prerequisite: Admission by audition. Course may not be audited. Credit-No Credit grading not permitted.)
MUS 190 (0 Credit) Fall, Spring
Recital Attendance (1+0)
Recital and concert attendance.
MUS 390 (0 Credit) Fall, Spring
Junior Recital
Half-length solo music performance recital. (Prerequisites: MUS 262 or equivalent, junior standing in music study, permission of instructor.)
MUS 490 (0 Credit) Fall, Spring
Senior Recital
Full length music solo recital. (Prerequisites: MUS 362 or equivalent, senior standing in music study, MUS 390 or equivalent, permission of instructor.)
MUS 661 (2 or 4 Credits) Fall, Spring
Advanced Private Lessons
Private instruction in piano, voice, or orchestral instruments consisting of one private lesson per week. Repeatable for credit. See accompanying box for private lesson fees. (Prerequisite: MUS 462 or equivalent, and by audition.)

CLASS LESSONS AND APPLIED MUSIC FEES

MUS 151 -- Class Lessons
Lesson fees for non-music majors and music majors enrolled in 11 or fewer credits: $120.00. Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 12 or more credits: $60.00. Note: Class lessons for guitar for all students: $35.00.
MUS 153 -- Functional Piano
Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 11 or fewer credits: $120.00.
Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 12 or more credits: $60.00.
MUS 161-462, 661 -- Private Lessons
Lesson fees for non-music majors and music majors enrolled in 11 or fewer credits: $295.00. Lesson fees for music majors enrolled in 12 or more credits: $150.00.

MUSIC ENSEMBLES AND CLASS LESSONS

MUS 101 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Choral Society (0+3) h
MUS 151 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Class Lesson (0+3) h
Class instruction in piano, voice, orchestral instrument, or guitar. See accompanying box for class lesson fees. (MUS 151 may be repeated for credit. Course may not be audited.)
MUS 153 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Functional Piano (1+0) 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. See accompanying box for class lesson fees. (Prerequisites: Music majors -- MUS 131 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MUS 131; non-music majors: permission of instructor. Course may not be audited.)
MUS 203 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Orchestra (0+3) h (Admission by audition.)
MUS 205 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Wind Ensemble (0+3) h
(Admission by audition.)
MUS 206 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Symphonic Band (0+3)
Symphonic Band is intended for people desiring a musical experience involving a wide spectrum of music literature. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Must be 18 or over.)
MUS 207 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
UAF Jazz Band (0+3) 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.)
MUS 211 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
"Choir of the North" (0+3) h
(Admission by audition.)
MUS 253 (0 Credit) Fall, Spring
Piano Proficiency (0+1)
Final phase of completion of piano proficiency examination. (Prerequisites: MUS 153 and permission of instructor.)
MUS 307 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Chamber Music (0+3) h
String, brass, or woodwind chamber music; piano chamber music and accompanying; stage band, and Madrigal singers. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.)
MUS 313 (1, 2, 3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Opera Workshop (0+3, 6 or 9) h
MUS 317 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Arctic Chamber Orchestra (0+3) h
The touring arm of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. Must be a member of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. (MUS 203-EV1). By audition only.
MUS 319 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
UAF Chamber Singers (0+3) h
The UAF Chamber Singers is an auditioned vocal ensemble of no more than 24 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.)
MUS 606 (1 - 2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Advanced Chamber Music (0+3) - (1+3)
Advanced string, woodwind, brass, vocal chamber music, piano chamber music and accompanying. (Prerequisite: MUS 307 or permission of instructor.)

MUSIC THEORY, MUSIC HISTORY
AND MUSIC EDUCATION

MUS 103 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Music Fundamentals (3+0) 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.
MUS 122 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
History of Popular Music (3+0) 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.
MUS 123 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Appreciation of Music (3+0) h
A guide to the richer enjoyment of classical music through a study of the main periods, styles, and composers from the time of the Gregorian chant to the present.
MUS 124 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Music in World Cultures (3+0) h
A survey of traditional and folk music around the world, with an emphasis on Oriental and African music. Examines different uses of music in various societies, and includes demonstration of ethnic musical instruments.
MUS 125 (2 Credits) Alternate Spring
Enjoying Jazz (2+0) 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.
MUS 131 (2 Credits) Fall
MUS 132

Basic Theory (1+2) h
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, 134 unless exempted by music theory placement test.)
MUS 133 (2 Credits) Fall
MUS 134

Basic Ear Training (2+0) 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. (Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 131 or 132 unless exempted by music theory placement examination.
MUS 200X (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Aesthetic Appreciation: Interrelation of Art, Drama, and Music (3+0) 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. Materials fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.)
MUS 221 (3 Credits) Fall
MUS 222

History of Music (3+0) h
Fall semester: Music before 1750. Spring semester: Music since 1750. (Prerequisites: MUS 131 and 132 or permission of the instructor.)
MUS 223 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Native Alaskan Music (3+0) h
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.
MUS 231 (2 Credits) Fall
MUS 232

Advanced Theory (1+2) 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: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 233 for 231 and 234 for 232 unless exempted by music theory placement test.)
MUS 233 (1 Credit) Fall
MUS 234

Advanced Ear Training (0+2)
Continued training in sight singing and melodic dictation skills begun in MUS 133 and 134. Harmonic dictation and error detection skills also included. (Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 231 for 233 and 232 for 234 required unless exempted by music theory placement test.)
MUS 309 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Elementary School Music Methods (3+0)
(Cross-listed with ED 309)
Principles, procedures, and materials for teaching music to children at the elementary level.
MUS 315 (2 Credits) Fall, Spring
Music Methods and Techniques (1+2)
Instruction in voice and the basic instruments of band and orchestra. Emphasis on teaching methods. Course may be repeated for credit. See Music Department Handbook. Materials fee: $75.00 for brass section only. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; for voice prerequisites: MUS 253, one semester of class or private voice, one semester in a vocal ensemble, and permission of instructor.)
MUS 319 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
UAF Chamber Singers (0+3)
An auditioned vocal ensemble of no more than 24 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.)
MUS 331 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Form and Analysis (3+0) h
Formal and stylistic musical elements in historical context with special application to problems of proper stylistic performance. (Prerequisite: MUS 232 or permission of the instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
MUS 332 (2 Credits) Alternate Spring
Introduction to Computer-based Music Technology (1+3) 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: 1999 - 2000.)
MUS 351O (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Conducting (3+0) h
Principles of conducting; interpretation of vocal and instrumental ensemble music. (Prerequisite: MUS 232.)
MUS 405W (3 Credits) Spring
Secondary School Music Methods (2+3)
Principles and methods of teaching music in junior and senior high school with emphasis on philosophies, management, objectives, teaching techniques, choral, and general music programs. Includes use of teaching plans in classroom and rehearsal settings. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Should be taken prior to ED 453.)
MUS 410 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Women in Music History (3+0) h
(Cross-listed with WMS 410)
Lives and works of female musicians, composers, and performers will be traced from the earliest days of the ancient and mythological through the medieval, Baroque Classical, and Romantic periods with special emphasis on composers of the 20th century. (Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.)
MUS 421W (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Music before 1620 (3+0) 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 seventeenth century. Includes study of prominent composers, early musical forms, original sources in translation, development of musical notation, and development of early musical instruments. (Prerequisites: MUS 221 and 222 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
MUS 422W (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (3+0) 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: MUS 221 and 222 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
MUS 423W (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Music of the Nineteenth Century (3+0) 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, Tchaikowsky, and others. Related readings in other aspects of the Romantic movement. (Prerequisite: MUS 221 or 222 or permission of the instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
MUS 424W (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Music in the Twentieth Century (3+0) h
Music since 1900. Style studies of significant works from the modern repertoire. Hindemith, Bartok, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, the avant-garde, and others. (Prerequisite: MUS 221 or 222 or permission of the instructor.)
MUS 431 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Counterpoint (3+0) h
Contrapuntal techniques by means of analysis and synthesis of pieces in contrapuntal idioms.)
MUS 432 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Orchestration and Arranging (3+0) h
Instrumentation and arranging for vocal and instrumental ensembles. (Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
MUS 433 (2 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Seminar in Musical Composition (2+0, 3+0) h
Development of compositional skills based upon the works of predominately twentieth-century composers. Repeatable for credit. (Prerequisites: MUS 232 or equivalent and/or permission of instructor.)
MUS 434 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Advanced Harmonic Analysis (3+0) h
Strengthens understanding of functional harmony through a series of case studies with each gradually increasing in analytical difficulty. Chromatic music of late-nineteenth century European art music, represented by composers such as Chopin, Franck and Scriagin. (Prerequisite: MUS 232 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2000 - 01.)
MUS 441 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Alaska Native Music and Social Change (3+0) h
A consideration of cultural persistence and of differential change in musical form and function. (Prerequisites: MUS 232 or equivalent and/or permission of instructor.)
MUS 601 (3 Credits) Fall
Introduction to Graduate Study (3+0)
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.)
MUS 625 (1 - 3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Topics in Music History (1 - 3+0)
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.
MUS 631 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Seminar in Music Theory: History and Pedagogy (3+0)
Study of 1) historical development of music theory, and 2) music theory pedagogy (current teaching practices, and survey of available teaching materials.) (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 00)
MUS 651 (2 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Advanced Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques (2 - 3+0)
Study of conducting style and techniques and their application to representative compositions for different instrumental and vocal mediums. Repeatable for credit. (Prerequisites: MUS 351 or equivalent and/or permission of instructor.)
MUS 671 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Psychology of Music (3+0)
Study of the relationship of music to the human mind emphasizing such factors as musical perception, pattern recognition, psychoacoustics, and related topics. (Prerequisites: MUS 232 or equivalent and/or permission of instructor.)
MUS 690 (0 Credit) Fall, Spring
Graduate Recital
Full length solo performance recital. (Prerequisite; MUS 490 or equivalent, graduate standing in applied music study, permission of instructor.)

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