Academic Catalog

Music Theory (MUTH)

MUTH 181A  - Materials and Sources for Music Theory  (3 Credits)  

A conceptual explanation of basic music vocabulary and sound resources–rhythm, meter, modes, scales, clefs, intervals, notation, acoustics–with musical examples.

MUTH 191  - Diatonic Music Theory  (3 Credits)  

Corequisite: MUTH 192. Material and structural elements of tonal music: scales, intervals, and chords. Explores major-minor tonality, figured bass, 7th chords, cadence formulae. Includes principles of voiceleading and harmonic progression. Analysis emphasized.

MUTH 192  - Diatonic Music Theory Skills  (1 Credits)  

Corequisite; MUTH 191. Harmonic and melodic dictation in coordination with MUTH 191. Sight-singing, keyboard applications, basic conducting, beginning improvisation techniques.

MUTH 291  - Chromatic Music Theory  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MUTH 191, MUTH 192. Corequisite: MUTH 292. Chromatic Music Theory of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Harmonic syntax and structure including altered chords, mixed modes, advanced tonality and modulation, small forms. .

MUTH 292  - Chromatic Music Theory Skills  (1 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MUTH 191, MUTH 192. Corequisite: MUTH 291. Continued harmonic and melodic dictation in coordination with MUTH 291. Sight-singing, keyboard applications, basic conducting, beginning improvisation techniques.

MUTH 351  - Fundamentals of Counterpoint and Form  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MUTH 291. Introduction to the principles of counterpoint as exmplified i the music of the Renaissance. Introduction to larger musicals form.

MUTH 369  - Music Orchestration  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: MUTH 291 and MUTH 292. A study of techniques of instrumental scoring considered historically and creatively. Project required.

MUTH 391  - Post-Tonal Music Theory  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MUTH 291, MUTH 292. Corequisite: MUTH 392. Contemporary music theory. Theoretical developments and analytical techniques of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

MUTH 392  - Post-Tonal Music Theory Skills  (1 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MUTH 291, MUTH 292. Corequisite: MUTH 391. Development and application of aural and written skills pertaining to modern era. Includes continuations of sight-singing, dictation, keyboard, conducting, and improvisation techniques. Co-requisite: MUTH 391.

MUTH 473  - Special Studies in Music Theory  (3 Credits)  

Studies of a topic in Music Theory.

MUTH 483  - Scoring and Arranging  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: MUTH 291, MUTH 292. A practicum developing skills in composing, arranging, and adapting music to meet the needs abilities of a variety of ensembles, and with regard to music copyright laws.

MUTH 491  - Individual Study   (1-3 Credits)  

Individual study is under the direction of a Music Department faculty member. Details may be obtained from the chair. Project required. By permission of the department.

MUTH 492  - Individual Study   (1-3 Credits)  

Individual study is under the direction of a Music Department faculty member. Details may be obtained from the chair. Project required. By permission of the department.

MUTH 499  - Internship   (1-3 Credits)  

Supervised off-campus experiences, developed in consultation with the Department of Music and the off-campus agency. By permission only.