In addition to individualized study and internships, the department regularly offers the following courses:
MUED 100 Introduction to Music Education
*An introduction to music education techniques at multiple levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Students learn lesson planning for the music classroom, rehearsal techniques for both vocal and instrumental ensembles, rhythmic teaching, and music assessment and evaluation.
MUPR 214 Class Woodwinds
MUPR 223 Class Brass
MUPR 225 Class Percussion
MUPR 235 Class Strings
*Beginning group study in instrumental performance techniques. Recommended for music major seeking teaching certification in the instrumental area and for students interested in composition.
MUPR 347 Choral Conducting
MUPR 348 Instrumental Conducting
*The principles and techniques of choral/instrumental conducting, including score reading and analysis, program planning, and workshop experience.
MUPR 441 Opera Workshop
*Opportunity to study and perform scenes from the operatic repertoire.
MUPR 473 Special Studies in Music Performance
MUTC 170 MIDI Composition
*A comprehensive overview of composing through a digital audio workstation. Topics include vocoding, sampling, synthesis, film scoring, automation, and bussing.
MUTC 320 Audio Recording
*Fundamentals of acoustic audio recording for all types of instruments and ensembles, including microphone selection and placement, acoustical treatments, professional practices, and applications in related fields.
MUTC 330 Audio Production
*Production techniques in a variety of styles with an exploration of the roles that production, artists, and finances play in the process from conception to finished recording
MUTC 370 Electroacoustic Techniques
*A study on compositional techniques in electroacoustic music with an emphasis on interactivity. Lectures are designed to compliment student projects in a variety of topics including hid, electronic instrument design, live coding, and real-time processing.
MUTC 473 Special Studies in Music Technology
MUTH 351 Fundamentals of Counterpoint and Form
*Introduction to the principles of counterpoint as exemplified in the music of the Renaissance. Introduction to larger musical forms.
MUTH 369 Music Orchestration
*A study of techniques of instrumental scoring considered historically and creatively.
MUTH473 Special Studies in Music Theory
MUHL 261 Topics in Vocal Music
MUHL 262 Topics in Instrumental Music
*Exploration of repertories focusing in genre, composer and/or era.
MUHL 263 Mozart
MUHL 362 Beethoven
MUHL 473 Special Studies in Music History and Literature