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MUSIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

A special fee is charged for all individual applied music courses.   
General Education Courses *
Writing Intensive Course **  

PRIVATE APPLIED STUDY. By special permission of the Chair of the Music Department. A special fee is charged for private study. 1 credit. *  

MUSIC 113. Theory of Music. Introduction to fundamentals of music including notation, scales, intervals, triads and rhythm. 2 credits. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 115 and MUSC 163.

MUSIC 114. Theory of Music. Continuation of 113 including voice leading, modulation and secondary chords. Prerequisite: MUSC 113. 2 credits. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 116 and MUSC 164.

MUSIC 115. Sightsinging and Dictation. Ear training through sightsinging and dictation. 2 periods; 1 credit each semester. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 113.  

MUSIC 116. Sightsinging and Dictation. Continuation of 115 which is prerequisite. 2 periods; 1 credit. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 114.  

MUSIC 117, 118, 217, 218, 317, 318, 417, 418. Composition. Instruction in techniques of composing music. Prerequisites: MUSC 113, 115 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. 1 class and 1 private lesson; 1 credit.  

MUSIC 119. Introduction to Computer Applications in Music. An introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and computer music applications including music notation, sequencing, and other software. One period; 1 credit.  

MUSIC 137. Music Literature. Survey of the major periods of music with examples of the works of principal composers in each period; the relation of music to other aspects of history and culture. 3 credits.  

MUSIC 140. Diction for Singers I. Study of phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Accurate pronunciation in English, Latin and Italian. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 141. Diction for Singers II. Study of phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Accurate pronunciation in German and French. Prerequisite: MUSC 140. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 145. Introduction to Music Education. Survey of the role, quality, and value of music in school curricula. Ideas and techniques reflective of learning. Music Majors only. 1 period; 1 credit.  

MUSIC 163.  Beginning Piano I. Study and practice in basic keyboard techniques, sightreading, memorization, scales, arpeggios and chord progressions. Introduction to the piano literature. Open only to music majors and others by permission of the instructor.  Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 113. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 164. Beginning Piano II. Continuation of Music 163 with individually assigned repertoire. Prerequisite: MUSC 163. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 114. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 213. Theory of Music. Continuation of 114 including chromaticism and altered chords. Prerequisite: MUSC 114. 2 credits. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 215.  

MUSIC 214. Theory of Music. Continuation of 213, including late 19th and 20th century topics such as 12 tone and other contemporary compositional techniques. Prerequisite: MUSC 213. 2 credits. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 216.  

MUSIC 215. Sightsinging and Dictation. Continuation of 115, 116 which are prerequisites. 2 periods; 1 credit each semester. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 213 and MUSC 214.  

MUSIC 216.  Sightsinging and Dictation.  Continuation of 215 which is a prerequisite.  2 periods, 1 credit each semester.  Must be taken concurrently with MUSC 214.   

MUSIC 223. Introduction to Music. An introduction to the content and structure of music. A practical application through performance and composition of the fundamental theories of music. Not open to music majors. 4 credits. *  

MUSIC 224. The Appreciation of Music. Study of Musical arts with regard to the composers and compositions of major style eras. Laboratory/concerts will emphasize critical analysis of live concerts, rehearsals and recitals. 4 credits. *

MUSIC 226. Music and the Arts. A study of the elements of music and their relationship to literature and the visual arts. 3 credits. *  

MUSIC 227. Jazz, Folk, Rock, and Broadway Musicals. Survey and comparison of the styles, characteristics, composers, and performers of folk, jazz, rock, and Broadway music. 3 credits. *  

MUSIC 243. Piano Accompanying. Study and practical application of accompanying other musicians. Recommended for keyboard majors. 2 periods; 1 credit.  

MUSIC 263. Intermediate Piano I. Continuation of Music 164 with the addition of improvisation. Prerequisite: MUSC 164. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 264. Intermediate Piano II. Continuation of Music 263. Prerequisite: MUSC 263. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 292.  Internship in Music.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of music.  1-18 credits.  

MUSIC 295. Special Topics in Music.  Selected topics in music.  The topics may vary from semester to semester.  May be repeated for credit when topics change.  1-3 credits.  

MUSIC 311, 312. Studies Abroad. Primarily intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in courses on music per semester. 1-18 credits.  

MUSIC 313. Form and Analysis. Harmonic and formal analysis of compositions of each period. Prerequisite: MUSC 214. 3 credits.  

MUSIC 314. Jazz Improvisation. A theory/performance class designed to acquaint the student with improvisation in the jazz idiom. Technical competence on an instrument or in voice required. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 315, 316; 415, 416. Intermediate Computer Applications in Music; Advanced Computer Applications in Music. Study of piano compositions technique, sightreading, theory, and computer technology. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 319. Keyboard Improvisation. Fundamentals of jazz and commercial music for keyboard. Open to keyboard majors in the Bachelor of Music (performance) degree program and others with consent of the instructor. Corequisite: MUSC 314. 1 credit. 

MUSIC 331. History of Music. History of music of western civilization with examples. Open to non-music majors only with permission of instructor. 3 credits. ** 

MUSIC 332. History of Music. History of music of western civilization with examples. Open to non-music majors only with permission of instructor. 3 credits. ** 

MUSIC 335. Piano Duet and Duo-Piano Literature. Study and performance of piano ensemble music. Includes both piano duet literature and duo-piano literature. Required of B.M. piano performance and piano pedagogy majors; open to others with permission of instructor. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 340. Instrumental Survey. Survey of string, percussion, brass, and woodwind families. Study of history, members of each family, range, timbre, and transposition. Required of music education voice and keyboard majors. 3 credits.  

MUSIC 341. Conducting. Technique of the baton; score reading; rehearsal procedures; vocal and instrumental conducting. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 342. Advanced Choral Conducting.  Continuation of  MUSC 341 which is prerequisite. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 343. Advanced Instrumental Conducting. Continuation of  MUSC 341 which is prerequisite. 2  credits.  

MUSIC 345. Practicum in Elementary School. Students, through observation and participation, are introduced to the daily routine and music curriculum in the elementary school. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 346. Practicum in Junior High or Middle School. Students, through observation and participation, are introduced to the daily routine and music curriculum (instrumental or choral) in the junior high or middle school. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 347. Practicum in High School. Students, through observation and participation, are introduced to the daily routine and music curriculum (instrumental or choral) in the high school. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 365. Vocal Techniques. Voice class for instrumental majors. Study of vocal techniques, literature and diction. One small-class instruction per week. Prerequisites: MUSC 115 and 116. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 390.  Directed or Independent Study.  Must be approved by the head of the department.  May be repeated as 391.  1-18 credits.  

MUSIC 392.  Internship in Music.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of music.  1-18 credits.  

MUSIC 412. Arranging. Study and practice of arranging in different voice and instrument combinations with attention to style, range, form, and difficulty. Prerequisite: MUSC 214. 2 periods; 2 credits.  

MUSIC 413. Advanced Analysis. Introduction to Schenkerian analysis, set theory. Continuation of MUSC 313, which is prerequisite. 2 periods; 2 credits.  

MUSIC 414. Counterpoint. Strict and free counterpoint; motivic development; invertable counterpoint. Prerequisites: MUSC 137, 214. Offered on demand. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 427. Intermediate Piano Literature.  A survey of intermediate-level piano literature through listening, performing, and reading. Required of piano pedagogy concentration, recommended for piano performance concentration. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 430. Music of the Eighteenth Century. Study of the forms, styles, and trends of the music of the eighteenth century; biography. Prerequisites: MUSC 331, 332. 3 credits.  

MUSIC 431. Music of the Nineteenth Century. Study of the forms, styles, and trends of the music of the nineteenth century; biography. Prerequisites: MUSC 331, 332. 3 credits.  

MUSIC 432. Music of the Twentieth Century. Study of the forms, styles, and trends of the music of the twentiet century; biography. Prerequisite: MUSC 332 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits.  

MUSIC 433. Instrumental Literature.  Study of composers and major compositions of wind instruments. Baroque to the present. May be combined with band and instrumental literature. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 434. Organ Literature. Study of the literature of the organ through performance and listening. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 435. Piano Literature. Study of the literature of the piano through performance and listening.  2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 436. Vocal Literature. Study of the literature of the voice through performance and listening. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 437. Music of the Theatre.  Study of opera, operetta, incidental music. Prerequisites: MUSC 331, 332. 3 credits.  

MUSIC 438. Music of the Church. Study of the development of music in the church from Gregorian chant to the present. Prerequisites: MUSC 331, 332. 3 credits.  

MUSIC 441. Elementary School Methods and Materials. Study of music appropriate for early childhood through primary and upper elementary school levels. Emphasis given to the behaviors of singing, playing, moving, listening, reading, and creating. Music major status with MUSC 145 completed or non-major with MUSC 223 completed. 3 credits.  

MUSIC 442. Choral Methods and Materials. Study of methods and materials appropriate for secondary school choral music with emphasis on organization, festivals, curriculum, and vocal/choral techniques. Prerequisites:  MUSC 341, 342. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 443. Instrumental Methods and Materials. Study of all the band and orchestral instruments. Embouchure and technical development; rehearsal techniques; fundamentals of marching, materials. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 444. Marching Band Fundamentals.  Marching band fundamentals class for instrumental majors who plan to teach on secondary music level. Involves classwork, observation at neighboring high schools during pre-game and half-time shows, and writing marching shows to be appropriately coordinated with music. Taken concurrently with MUSC 443. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 445. Piano Pedagogy I. Techniques and materials of teaching piano individually and in groups. Observation and teaching of demonstration groups. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 446. Vocal Pedagogy.  Study of the principles of voice production and voice teaching. Laboratory with beginning voice students. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 447. Piano Pedagogy II.  A continuation of Piano Pedagogy I with the inclusion of advanced topics such as class piano for music majors and practice techniques for the advancing student, fingering, intermediate literature, technical development and injury prevention. 2 periods. 2 credits.  

MUSIC 490. Directed or Independent Study. Must be approved by the head of the department.  May be repeated. 1-18 credits.  

MUSIC 492. Internship in Music. A one-semester, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of music. 1-18 credits.  

MUSIC 495.  Special Topics in Music.  Selected topics in music.  The topics may vary from semester to semester.  May be repeated for credit when topics change.  1-3 credits.  

MUSIC 498.  Honors Research in Music.  Students conduct research in music under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee.  May be repeated as 499.  3 credits. **  

APPLIED MUSIC

Private study is offered in most performance areas: Voice, Piano, Organ, Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion. Incoming Music majors must audition in their areas of concentration.

                The following is a list of areas of applied study. Music majors take primary applied for their main instrument, secondary applied for their minor instrument. Non-majors normally enroll in elective/general education classes (See General Education )

                With the permission of the chair of the Music Department, earned primary credits may be substituted for required secondary credits. Earned secondary credits, however, may NOT be substituted for required primary credits.  

Private applied study may be available to non-majors by special permission of the Chair of the Music Department. Note the special fee for private study. Applied music fee is $50 per semester. 

APPLIED SECONDARY

One half-hour individual lesson each week; 1 credit.

Music 171, 172, 271, 272, 371, 372, 471, 472    

Sections:

01, 02. . . Organ

21, 22. . . Percussion

31, 32. . . Piano

41, 42. . . Strings

61, 62. . . Woodwinds

71, 72. . . Brass

81, 82. . . Voice  

APPLIED PRIMARY

One-hour individual lesson plus related studio classes and recitals. A 3-credit option is reserved for performance majors, only. Education majors may not take more than 2 credits in any one semester. 2 or 3 credits.

Music 181, 182, 281, 282, 381, 382, 481, 482

Sections:

01, 02. . . Organ

21, 22. . . Percussion

31, 32. . . Piano

41, 42. . . Strings

61, 62. . . Woodwinds

71, 72. . . Brass

81, 82. . . Voice  

INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES AND METHODS. An examination of the pedagogical materials and techniques appropriate to the instruction of students in instrumental music. Achieving a grade 3-4 technique in performance is required.  

MUSIC 165. Strings. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 167. Percussion. 1 credit.  

MUSIC 361, 362. Brass. 1 credit each semester.  

MUSIC 363, 364. Woodwinds. 1 credit each semester.  

APPLIED ELECTIVE CLASSES

MUSIC 151, 152. Piano Class. Piano for non-majors. Study of piano composition techniques, sightreading, and theory. Class taught in electronic piano lab. 1 credit each semester. *  

MUSIC 153, 154. Voice Class. Voice for non-majors. Study of vocal techniques, literature, sightreading, and diction. One small class instruction each week. 1 credit each semester. *  

MUSIC 155, 156, 255, 256. Strings. Ensemble repertoire for violin, viola, cello and string bass. One small class instruction each week. 1 credit each semester. *  

MUSIC 157, 158. Percussion. One small class instruction each week. 1 credit each semester. *  

ENSEMBLES

Ensembles are open to all students who sing or play an orchestral or band instrument. In some cases auditions are required. Formal programs are presented on and off campus. Some ensembles require instructor's approval and audition. May be repeated for credit. 1 credit each semester. 

MUSIC 201, 401. String Ensemble.  Open to all Longwood students who have experience in playing stringed orchestral instruments. 1 credit. *  

MUSIC 202, 402. Woodwind Ensemble (Section 01), Brass Ensemble  (Section 02), Flute Choir (Section 03), Percussion (Section 04). Open to all Longwood students. Ensembles meet regularly and perform throughout the year. 1 credit. *  

MUSIC 202, 402 (Section 11/12). Jazz Ensemble A/Jazz Ensemble B.. The Jazz Ensembles rehearse and perform all styles of jazz, presenting a series of concerts throughout the year. The Ensembles are open to all students by audition. 1 credit. *  

MUSIC 202, 402 (Section 21). Concert Band. Open to all Longwood students and also to members of the community. The band rehearses and performs a wide range and variety of concert band literature. 2 periods; 1 credit. *  

MUSIC 205, 405( Section 01). Concert Choir. The Concert Choir is open to all students who want to sing. A student can simply register for this course as no audition is necessary, but regular attendance is required. Music performed ranges from classical to Broadway. SATB. 2 periods; 1 credit. *  

MUSIC 205, 405 (Section 11). Camerata Singers. The Camerata Singers is a select mixed ensemble of 40-50 singers. Literature performed includes both sacred and secular and ranges from music of the Renaissance to Broadway. A singer is selected through audition and non-majors are encouraged to participate. SATB. 3 periods; 1 credit. *  

MUSIC 205, 405 (Section 21). Chamber Singers. The Chamber Singers is a small choral ensemble which provides music majors with an education in small choral repertoire and performance. Admission through audition. 1 credit. *  

MUSIC 206, 406. Handbell Ensemble. Instruction and participation in the art of ringing English handbells resulting in a performing handbell ensemble. This ensemble is open to all students by audition.  2 periods. 1 credit. *  

MUSIC 208, 408. Music Theatre Workshop. Preparation and performance of scenes from operas, operettas, and Broadway musicals or complete works. Emphasis is on musical preparation, movement and diction. May not be taken concurrently with Theatre Play Production. Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. 3 periods; 1 credit. *  

FOR GRADUATES AND ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES 

MUSIC 519. Beginning M.I.D.I. and Computer Applications in Music.  

MUSIC 542. Music in the Elementary School.  

MUSIC 544. Music in the Integrated Curriculum.  

MUSIC 595. Special Topics.

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