Term: Spring 2022
A survey of musical styles from antiquity to the present drawing from the Western concert and other traditions. May not be counted toward the Music major, except for Music majors with a concentration in Technology and Business.
Fundamentals of music notation, rhythm, melody, scales, and harmony. A course for non-majors or for students preparing to enter MU 103 or MU 109. May not be counted toward the Music major except for Music majors with a concentration in Technology and Business.
Traces the development of blues from African origins to modern blues, its rural and urban social contexts, and relation to African-American history and culture.
Examines the interrelationships between styles of music in New Orleans and the cultures that support them; includes a trip to New Orleans during spring break.
Introductory overview of music technology. Study of acoustic physics, history of music technology, basic hardware set up, computerized music notation, Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) electronic music production, and music video creation. Prerequisite: MU 009 or Instructor permission.
Overview of techniques and tools used in amplification of live sound performance in music, theater, and dance. Study of physical properties of sound, fundamentals of acoustics, and current technology and equipment.
Class instruction of various orchestral pitched and unpitched percussive instruments including materials and procedures for teaching these instruments in the elementary and secondary schools.
Courses on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. No prerequisite. May be counted toward the major/minor with Instructor permission.
Intensive study of solfege, intermediate keyboard harmony, and dictation. Students should also register for MU 110. Prerequisites: MU 101; MUL 118 or equivalent. Co-requisite: MU 110.
Study of jazz harmony, including essential harmonic progressions, turnarounds, chord substitutions, and melody harmonization. Music majors with concentration in Jazz Studies take MU 104 Jazz Harmony Lab concurrently. Prerequisite: MU 009 or equivalent music theory fundamentals proficiency. Co-requisite: MU 104 is required for Music majors with concentration in Jazz Studies and encouraged for all others enrolled in MU 103.
Musical skills will be sharpened through singing prepared and unprepared material, through practice of rhythmic exercises, and through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. Practice in the use of solfege syllables from the moveable do system to aid successful sight singing. Co-requisite: MU 103.
Study of chromatic harmony (applied chords, modulation) and small forms (binary, ternary, variation). Music majors take MU 056 concurrently. Prerequisite: MU 109 or Instructor permission.
Survey of musical styles from 1750 to the present. Prerequisites: MU 109 and MU 110; MU 001 is strongly recommended; Majors/minors; or Instructor permission.
Basic repertory, idiomatic usage, aural skills, theoretical constructs, and strategies for the jazz improvisor. Prerequisites: MU 103 or MU 109 or Instructor permission; intermediate instrumental skill.
Explores the fundamentals of music studio recording production. Topics include recording hardware, ProTools software, microphone technique, signal processing, and post production engineering. Prerequisites: MU 060 or Instructor permission.
Explores advanced techniques of music studio production. Topics include recording hardware, signal processing, Digital Audio Workstations, and post production engineering (mixing and mastering). Prerequisite: MU 161.
Survey of basic concepts and practices in music business including copyright, licensing, publishing, contracts, marketing, agencies, unions and guilds, and career development. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Composing and arranging for big band. Practice in techniques of jazz arranging and study of historic works. Final project is jazz standard arranged for big band, read by the UVM Jazz Ensemble. Prerequisite: MU 103 or MU 110 or instructor permission.
Explores professional techniques of music studio production. Topics include recording hardware, signal processing, Digital Audio Workstations, and post production engineering (mixing and mastering). Prerequisite: MU 162.
Project utilizes current music technology. Topic chosen under direction of faculty member. Prerequisite: MU 261 and Senior standing in Music Technology Concentration.
Companion course to supervised field work, giving students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. It is designed to provide context to the field work, resources for effective planning and teaching, and assist in developing the Vermont Licensure Portfolio and achieving InTASC standards. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Co-requisite: MU 290.
Supervised field work designed to give students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Co-requisite: MU 289.
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.