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Music (MUS)

Chairperson: Professor R. Lee

Note: Applied music courses with an asterisk—MUS 110, 210, 310, 410, and 510 (except Composition)—require a supplementary fee: $105 for 1 credit; $200 for 2, 3, 4, or 6 credits.

101 Introduction to Music (3)

Fosters a better understanding and appreciation of the world’s great music. Consideration of musical styles, techniques, and forms from the listener’s standpoint. (Lec. 3/Online) (A) [D]

106 History of Jazz (3)

The nature and origin of jazz and its development as an American folk idiom: European and African heritages, blues, ragtime, Dixieland, boogie-woogie, swing, bop, cool, funky, gospel, jazz-rock, free-form, and progressive. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]

109 Basics of Singing (1)

Basic singing technique, tone production, interpretation, and introduction to song literature for those not enrolled in 110-510 Applied Music. (Lab. 2) Pre: must not be registered for 110, 210, 310, 410, or 510.

*110 Applied Music (1-3)

Private instruction in performance at the freshman level. One credit equals a half-hour lesson per week. Two or three credits equal an hour lesson per week and require additional preparation time, higher levels of performance, and recital performances. Music convocation performance is encouraged but not required. (Studio) Pre: audition and permission of chairperson. May be repeated for credit.

A Voice I Flute Q Euphonium/ B Piano J Oboe Baritone C Organ K Clarinet R Tuba D Harpsichord L Bassoon S Percussion E Violin M Saxophone T Guitar F Viola N Trumpet U Harp G Violoncello O French Horn V Composition H Contra Bass P Trombone W Jazz

111 Basic Musicianship (3)

Use of folk, classical, and popular music to learn essentials of music reading and music theory. (Lec. 3/Online) (A)

119 Introduction to the Music Profession (1)

Overview of the music profession. Development of an individualized plan for music study including articulation of learning and career goals. Introduction to skill areas including research and writing about music, basic musicianship, and appreciation of music literature. (Lec. 1) For music majors and minors. May be substituted for URI 101. Service learning.

120 Basic Music Theory (2)

Development of basic music theory concepts as well as basic sight-singing, rhythmic, and ear training skills. (Lec. 2) Pre: taken concurrently with 119. Permission of instructor or chairperson required if not taken concurrently with 119. For music majors and minors.

121 Music Theory I (2)

Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic elements of music. Scales, modes, intervals, rhythmic notation, and triads. Part writing, analysis, and keyboard work involving primary triads. (Lec. 1.5, Lab. 1) Pre: 119 and 120 or permission of instructor. Concurrent or previous keyboard experience.

122 Ear Training and Sight-singing I (2)

Sight-singing in major and minor keys, including outlines of tonic and dominant harmonies. Rhythmic reading, aural recognition, with notation of material of 121. (Lec. 1.5, Lab. 1) Pre: 121. May be taken concurrently.

169 Percussion Class (1-2)

Basic principles in performance and pedagogy of percussion instruments. (Lab. 2) Open to music majors and other students who demonstrate ability to read music. Offered every third semester. Next offered spring 2008.

170 Guitar Class (1-2)

Basic principles in performance and pedagogy of the guitar. (Lab. 2) Open to music majors and other students who demonstrate ability to read music. Offered every third semester. Next offered spring 2008.

171 Piano Class I (1)

Development of basic techniques and musicianship for effective use of the piano. This course will emphasize proficiency I. (Lab. 2) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 121 and 122.

172 Piano Class II (1)

Further development of basic techniques and musicianship for effective use of the piano. Basic keyboard skills in transposition, sight-reading accompaniments, and melody harmonization with improvised accompaniment. This course will emphasize proficiencies 2 and 3. (Lab. 2) Pre: 171 or equivalent.

173 Voice Class (1-2)

Basic principles and pedagogy of singing, physiology, breathing, tone production, diction. (Lab. 2) Open to music majors and other students who demonstrate ability to read music. Offered every third semester. Next offered fall 2007.

175 String Class (1-2)

Basic principles in performance and pedagogy of string instruments. (Lab. 2) Open to music majors and other students who demonstrate ability to read music. Offered every third semester. Next offered spring 2008.

177 Woodwind Class (1-2)

Basic principles in performance and pedagogy of woodwind instruments. (Lab. 2) Open to music majors and other students who demonstrate ability to read music. Next offered fall 2007.

179 Brass Class (1-2)

Basic principles in performance and pedagogy of brass instruments. (Lab. 2) Open to music majors and other students who demonstrate ability to read music. Offered every third semester. Next offered fall 2007.

*210 Applied Music (1-3)

Private instruction in performance at the sophomore level. One credit equals a half-hour lesson per week. Two or three credits equal an hour lesson per week and require additional preparation time, higher levels of performance, and music convocation performance. (Studio) Pre: 110 or equivalent. See 110 for areas of study (A-W). May be repeated for credit.

221 History of Music I (1-3)

Historical development of classical and popular music in European and non-European cultures: world music, Medieval, and Renaissance eras. (Lec. 1-3) Pre: 121 or equivalent competency. May be taken for 1 or 2 credits only with permission of instructor prior to registration.

222 History of Music II (1-3)

Continuation of 221: Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. (Lec. 1-3) Pre: 225 or equivalent competency and 221 or consent of instructor. May be taken for 1 or 2 credits only with permission of instructor prior to registration.

225 Music Theory II (2)

Continuation of 121, covering all diatonic triads, dominant and supertonic seventh chords, and modulation to closely related keys. (Lec. 1.5, Lab. 1) Pre: 121 and 122.

226 Ear Training and Sight-singing II (2)

Continuation of 122. Covering all diatonic triads, dominant and supertonic seventh chords, and modulation to closely related keys. (Lec. 1.5, Lab. 1) Pre: 122 and 225; 225 may be taken concurrently.

227 Music Theory III (2)

Advanced rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic practice approached through analysis, keyboard, and part writing, including original work. Covers seventh, ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords, chromatic alteration, chromatic progression, and foreign modulation. (Lec. 1.5, Lab. 1) Pre: 225 or equivalent.

228 Ear Training and Sight-singing III (2)

Advanced rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic practice approached through sight-singing and dictation including computer-aided instruction. (Lec. 1.5, Lab. 1) Pre: 226 or equivalent.

235 Introduction to Music Teaching (3)

Overview of music teaching in schools and studios. History, philosophy, curriculum, learning theory, and current topics in music teaching as they relate to the broader field of education. (Lec. 3) Pre: 110 or 119 or permission of instructor.

238 General Music Methods and Materials (3)

Teaching methods, instructional materials, and evaluation procedures for general music, grades K-12. Learner characteristics and development of children and adolescents. (Lec. 3) Pre: sophomore standing in music.

271 Piano Class III (1)

Further development of basic keyboard performance skills in sight-reading and harmonization. This course will emphasize proficiencies 4 and 5. (Lab. 2) Pre: 172 or equivalent. Open only to music majors.

272 Piano Class IV (1)

Continuation of 271. Further development of keyboard performance skills in sight-reading and harmonization. This course will emphasize proficiencies 6 and 7. (Lab. 2) Pre: 271 or equivalent. Open to music majors only.

280 Mid-Program Portfolio in Music (0)

Individual accomplishment of activities and experiences, demonstrating interest and competency in music at the midpoint in the student’s program of studies as a music major. (Portfolio) Pre: sophomore standing in music.

283 Vocal Diction (3)

Basic phonetics (International Phonetic Alphabet). Enunciation in the foreign languages most frequently encountered in vocal and choral literature (Italian, French, German, and Latin). English diction in singing. (Lec. 3) In alternate years. Next offered spring 2009.

290 University Pep Band (0-1)

Rehearsal and performance of a wide variety of rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, marches, popular and other contemporary music for home and away URI basketball games. (Rehearsal 2) May be repeated for credit. Pre: audition and permission of instructor.

291 University Marching Band (0-2)

Rehearsal and performance of music, drill, and shows for URI football games. (Rehearsal 8) May be repeated for credit.

292 Concert Band (0-1)

Study and performance of concert band music. Open to all students. (Rehearsal 3) May be repeated for a total of 3 credits for general education (A) [D]. S/U only for 0 credit.

293 University Chorus (0-1)

(Rehearsal 3) May be repeated for a total of 3 credits for general education (A) [D]. S/U only for 0 credit.

300 Music Convocation (0-1)

Study of repertory and techniques of concert presentation through attendance of student recitals and presentations by faculty and visiting artists. (Lab.) Attendance at 75 percent of events required. May be repeated.

*310 Applied Music (2-4)

Private instruction in performance at junior level. Two, three, or four credits equal an hour lesson per week. More credit requires additional preparation time, higher levels of performance, and junior recital or music convocation performance. (Studio) Pre: 210 or equivalent. See 110 for areas of study (A-W). May be repeated for credit.

311 Basic Conducting (2)

A course in elementary conducting techniques including baton techniques and score study as well as the organization of instrumental and choral rehearsals. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 225 and 226.

312 Advanced Conducting (3)

A study of problems and approaches to instrumental and choral conducting based on advanced baton techniques. Principles of interpretation and the art of communication through practical experience with departmental organizations. Pre: 311.

322 History of Music III (1-3)

Continuation of 221 and 222: European, African-American, Hispanic, and other contributions to the classical and popular music of the 20th century. (Lec.1-3) Pre: 121 or equivalent competency and 221 or consent of instructor. May be taken for 1 or 2 credits only with permission of instructor prior to registration.

329 (or EDC 329) Music for the Elementary School Teacher (3)

Fundamentals of music and methods employed in teaching music and making it a more meaningful and integral part of the curriculum in the elementary school. (Lec. 3) Open only to elementary and early childhood education majors.

339 Choral Methods and Materials (3)

Organization and administration of choral music programs in elementary and secondary schools, focusing on materials, procedures, policies, and teaching methods. (Lec. 3) Pre: EDC 250 or the equivalent.

340 Instrumental Methods and Materials (3)

Organization and administration of the instrumental music program in elementary and secondary schools, focusing on materials, procedures, policies, and teaching methods. (Lec. 3) Pre: EDC 250.

350 Junior Recital (0-1)

Performance of a public program at least 20 minutes in duration after faculty examination. (Studio) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 310.

371 Piano Accompanying (1)

Development of sight-reading skills. Preparation and performance of accompaniments. (Lec. 1) Pre: permission of piano faculty. May be repeated.

391 Jazz Studio Laboratory (1)

Studies in jazz performance practices, pedagogy, and literature. Historical perspectives, stylistic concepts, and repertoire from 1917 to the present developed in the ensemble setting. (Lab. 3) Pre: 121, 122, 171.

394 Symphonic Wind Ensemble (0-1)

(Rehearsal 3) Pre: audition and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U only for 0 credit.

395 Concert Chorus (0-1)

(Rehearsal 3) Pre: audition and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U only for 0 credit.

396 Jazz Studio Ensemble (0-1)

Performance and study of jazz and studio music as related to professional experience. (Rehearsal 3) Pre: audition and permission of instructor. S/U only for 0 credit.

397 University Symphony Orchestra (0-1)

Study and performance of standard and modern repertoire for the orchestra. (Rehearsal 3) Pre: audition and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U only for 0 credit.

398 Chamber Music Ensembles (0-1)

Chamber music ensembles are small performance ensembles normally restricted to one performer per part. Study and perform repertoire in the following areas, or combinations of these areas: keyboard, string, woodwind, brass, percussion, vocal, guitar, jazz, etc. (Rehearsal 2) Pre: audition and/or permission of chamber music coach.

407 The Symphony (3)

Study of the development of orchestration and of formal procedures such as the sonata, rondo, and variations. Includes works by composers such as Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. (Lec. 3) Pre: 222. Offered every seventh semester. Next offered fall 2010.

408 The Opera (3)

History of opera from its beginnings in Italy in the 17th century to the present, including works by composers such as Monteverdi, Purcell, Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, and Puccini. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 222 or the ability to read music. Offered every seventh semester. Next offered fall 2008.

*410 Applied Music (2-4)

Private instruction in performance at the senior level. Two, three, or four credits equal an hour lesson per week. More credit requires additional preparation time, higher levels of performance, and senior recital or music convocation performance. (Studio) Pre: 310 or equivalent. See 110 for areas of study (A-W). May be repeated for credit. Not for graduate credit, except 410V (Composition).

416 Form and Analysis (3)

Critical study of the structure of tonal music. Works of various composers are analyzed with reference to motive and phrase as generative elements in design. (Lec. 3) Pre: 227 or equivalent. In alternate years. Next offered fall 2008.

417 Instrumentation and Choral Arranging (3)

Range, timbre, transpositions, and other characteristics of instruments, singly and in combination. Elements of choral arranging. Exercises with attention to part writing, harmony, and form. Setting of a small piece of music for orchestra, band, or chorus required. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 227 or equivalent. In alternate years. Next offered fall 2007.

420 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint (3)

Tonal polyphony in the style of J.S. Bach. Includes creative exercises in writing counterpoint in Baroque style and the study of representative compositions such as the inventions and fugues of Bach. (Lec. 3) Pre: 227 and 228. In alternate years. Next offered spring 2008.

421 Electronic and Computer Music Research (3)

Study and application of technology for music research in music education, theory/composition, music history, and performance, culminating in a major project in the student’s area of specialization. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 235 or equivalent. In alternate years. Next offered spring 2009.

424 Jazz Theory and Improvisation (3)

An intensive study and practice of the formal elements of jazz improvisation. (Lec. 1, Lab. 4) Pre: 225, 226 and acceptance into 210. In alternate years. Next offered spring 2008.

430 The Renaissance Era (3)

Music at European courts and cathedrals (1400-1600), including vocal masses, motets, madrigals, and chansons, and instrumental canzonas, ricercars, toccatas, and variations of Dufay, Josquin, Palestrina, Gabrieli, et al. (Lec. 3) Pre: 221 or the ability to read music. Offered every seventh semester. Next offered spring 2010.

431 The Baroque Era (3)

Music of 1600-1750, from the rise in Italy of opera, oratorio, idiomatic instrumental music, the sonata, and the concerto, through the works of German masters Bach and Handel. (Lec. 3) Pre: 222 or the ability to read music. Offered every seventh semester. Next offered fall 2007.

432 The Classic Era (3)

Music of 1750-1825, beginning with the founders of the Classical style, including D. Scarlatti, Gluck, and the sons of Bach, and culminating in the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. (Lec. 3) Pre: 222. Offered every seventh semester. Next offered spring 2008.

433 The Romantic Era (3)

Music of 1825-1900, with emphasis on topics central to the era, including program music, nationalism, piano virtuosity, opera, lieder, the cyclic symphony, and turn-of-the century Viennese post-Romanticism. (Lec. 3) Pre: 222 or the ability to read music. Offered every seventh semester. Next offered spring 2009.

434 The Modern Era (3)

Music of the modern era, with emphasis on changing aesthetics as revealed through the analysis of selected compositions. (Lec. 3) Pre: 227 or the ability to read music. Offered every seventh semester. Next offered fall 2009.

442 Directed Study in Applied Music Pedagogy (2)

Research in materials and approaches for studio teaching. Pre: 4 credits in 210. In alternate years. Next offered fall 2008.

450 Senior Recital (0-1)

Performance of a public program at least 20 minutes in duration after faculty examination. Pre: concurrent enrollment in 410. Not for graduate credit.

470 Special Topics in Music (1-3)

Exploration of advanced topics not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester. Topics in performance, music history, music theory or composition, music education. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

480 Graduation Portfolio (0-2)

Seminar covering topics and the development of a graduation portfolio appropriate to the student’s degree program. The portfolio shows accomplishments from throughout the degree program and achievement of competencies indicating potential success as a graduate. (Portfolio) Pre: 280 or permission of chairperson and senior standing in music. For music education majors, concurrent enrollment in EDC 484 required. To be taken during the last semester of coursework in the major. May be repeated. Not for graduate credit.

485 Opera Workshop (0-1)

Coordination of music and drama. Singing, performing, and acting techniques on stage. Possible experience in conducting, coaching, directing, and stage management. Development of professional standards and attitudes. Preparation and presentation of scenes from various operas. Primarily for students in voice. (Rehearsal 2) Pre: audition and/or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

490 Independent Study (1-3)

Preparation of a project under the guidance of a member of the appropriate faculty. (Independent Study) Pre: acceptance by faculty member who will be the project advisor and approval of chairperson. May be repeated for credit.

*510 Applied Music (2, 3, 4, or 6)

Private instruction. One 60-minute lesson each week. Levels, master classes, and recital performance as prescribed in the applied music syllabi. (Studio 60 minutes) Pre: audition demonstrating proficiency appropriate to the selected M.M. degree. See 110 for areas of study (A-W). Y Choral Conducting Z Instrumental Conducting

There is no fee for choral or instrumental conducting. May be repeated.

540 Foundations of Music Education (3)

Examination of the broad influences upon music education. Historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological, and curricular foundations. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing in music. Offered every third semester. Next offered fall 2007.

545 Musical Learning, Evaluation, and Assessment (3)

A study of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning in music. The ways in which musical learning may be evaluated and assessed. The needs of special populations will be included. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing in music. Offered every third semester. Next offered spring 2008.

548 Research in Music (3)

Study of research techniques as applied to the art of music. Major project procedures and data collection and examination in the following research categories: historical, philosophical, and empirical. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing in music. Offered every third semester. Next offered fall 2008.

550 Graduate Performance Recital (0-1)

Performance of advanced repertoire of various styles in a public program at least 55 minutes in duration for the M.M. in performance and 45 minutes in duration for the M.M. in music education after faculty acceptance. (Studio) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 510 and 6 or more credits in 510 for the M.M. in performance or 4 or more credits in 510 for the M.M. in music education.

552 Graduate Composition Recital (0-1)

A juried recital of at least 40 minutes of original compositions prepared by the composer. (Studio) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 510V and 3 or more credits in 510V.

567 Seminar in Performance and Pedagogy (2)

Study of performance literature, practice, and pedagogy. Research projects and supervised teaching experience appropriate to the major performance area. (Lec. 2) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 550. In alternate years. Next offered fall 2008.

570 Graduate Project (3)

Independent study resulting in a major essay, composition, or orchestration. (Independent Study) Pre: 548 and permission of chairperson.

571 Special Topics in Music (1-3)

Exploration of advanced topics not covered by the standard graduate curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester. Possible topics include performance, music history, music theory, composition, and music education. (Lec. 1-3) May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

579 Experiential Learning in Music (2)

Developing competence through an individual and/or collaborative experiential activity involving music research, performance, service, and/or teaching in university and community settings. May include professional music studio or computer lab work. Student will work with his or her major professor or with the director of graduate studies. (Practicum) Pre: graduate standing and previous or concurrent enrollment in 580.

580 Master of Music Portfolio I (0)

Planning individual activities and experiences demonstrating competence in music at the graduate level. Should be taken in the first semester of matriculation. Student will work with his or her major professor or with the director of graduate studies. (3 common Seminars) Pre: graduate standing in music. Not required for students whose bachelor’s degree is from URI. S/U only.

581 Master of Music Portfolio II (1)

Individual accomplishment of activities and experiences demonstrating competence at the graduate level of music. Achievement of professional behaviors indicating significant growth in areas of specialization. Oral presentation required. Should be taken in final semester of study. Student will work with his or her major professor or with the director of graduate studies. (3 common Seminars) Pre: graduate standing in music. S/U only.

583 Vocal Diction (3)

Phonetics (International Phonetic Alphabet). Enunciation in the foreign languages most encountered in vocal literature (French, Italian, and German). English diction in singing. (Lec. 3) In alternate years. Next offered spring 2009.

590 Piano Accompanying (1)

Development of sight-reading skills. Preparation and performance of accompaniments of major works. (Studio 1) Pre: permission of piano faculty. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.

593 University Chorus (0-1)

(Rehearsal 3) Pre: audition at graduate level of performance. May be repeated.

594 Symphonic Wind Ensemble (0-1)

(Rehearsal 3) Pre: audition at graduate level of performance.

595 Concert Choir (0-1)

(Rehearsal 3) Pre: audition at graduate level of performance.

596 Jazz and Studio Ensemble (0-1)

Study and performance of jazz and studio music, with leadership roles in improvisation and performance. (Rehearsal 3) Pre: audition at graduate level of performance.

597 University Symphony (0-1)

(Rehearsal 3) Pre: audition at graduate level of performance. May be repeated.

598 Chamber Music Ensembles (0-1)

Chamber music ensembles are small performance ensembles normally restricted to one performer per part. Chamber music ensembles study and perform repertoire in the following areas, or combinations of areas: keyboard, string, woodwind, brass, percussion, vocal, guitar, jazz, etc. (Rehearsal 2) Pre: audition and/or permission of chamber music coach.

599 Master’s Thesis Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) Pre: 548. May be repeated. S/U credit.


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