MUSIC (MUSIC)


MUSIC - CORE CREDIT FOR APPLIED MUSIC AND ENSEMBLES

Private applied music courses and all ensembles, except for 040 Orchestra, meet up to 3 hours of Core credit for aesthetics. All applied music courses and ensembles may be repeated for credit.


MUSIC 010A - UNIVERSITY BAND-MARCHING

Prerequisite: None

Marching Band meets in the fall semester only. Membership is open to students from all majors. The band appears at all home football games, selected campus and community events, and a selected away game or marching exhibition. The ability to play a wind or percussion instrument or ability to be part of the auxiliary units (color guard or feature twirler) is a prerequisite. Auxiliary members must audition. Major ensemble. No audition is required. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 010B-C - UNIVERSITY BAND-SYMPHONIC

Prerequisite: Audition

Symphonic Band meets in the late fall semester and in the spring semester. Membership is open to students of all majors. This ensemble stresses a high level of artistry and membership and is intended to be an active medium for the study and performance of fine literature for the modern band. For music majors, it also provides the opportunity to observe rehearsal techniques and to reinforce and synthesize other aspects of their musical study. The ability to play a wind or percussion instrument is a prerequisite. Major ensemble. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5-1


MUSIC 011 - BRASS ENSEMBLE

Prerequisite: Audition

Students will study, practice, and perform brass chamber music. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 012 - WOODWIND ENSEMBLE

Prerequisite: Audition

Students will study, practice, and perform woodwind chamber music. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 013 - PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Prerequisite: Audition

Students will study, practice, and perform percussion ensemble music. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 014 - JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Prerequisite: Audition

Students will sight read, rehearse and perform jazz music in the big band idiom at their highest potential. In addition to campus performances, there will be concerts and tours off campus. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 015 - JAZZ COMBO

Prerequisite: Audition

Students will study, practice, and perform jazz music with emphasis on improvisation. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 017 - STRING ENSEMBLE

Prerequisite: Audition

Students will study, practice and perform ensemble music for orchestral string instruments. Core Aesthetics course.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 020 - WOMEN’S CHORUS

Prerequisite: Audition

Promotes healthy vocalization, musical literacy and artistic development through choral music for treble voices. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 022 - UNIVERSITY CHOIR

Prerequisite: Audition

Allows students to rehearse, learn, and perform music suitable for the choral medium to a high degree of artistic excellence. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 030 - CHAMBER SINGERS

Prerequisite: Audition

Allows students to rehearse, learn, and perform music suitable for vocal chamber ensembles to a high degree of artistic excellence. In the fall semester, the focus is usually on a traditional Renaissance Madrigal Feaste. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 031 - OPERA WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: Audition

Students will rehearse, learn, and perform operatic literature resulting in a staged and costumed production at the end of the semester. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 040 - ORCHESTRA

Prerequisite: Audition

Students study, practice, and perform symphonic music. Participation is by invitation of the Personnel Manager of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. Graded S/U.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 050 - SPECIAL ENSEMBLE

Prerequisite: Audition

The preparation and performance of music composed for a particular combination of resources not covered by other ensembles. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 051 - ASHLAND AREA COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND

Prerequisite: None

This band is intended for both university students and members of the Ashland community to continue their musical study, creative activity and aesthetic enrichment. It meets one evening per week in both fall and spring semesters. The band performs once in the fall semester and several times in the spring. It performs a wide variety of literature from Broadway selections and classic marches to masterworks transcribed or written for concert band. The ability to play a wind or percussion instrument is a prerequisite. No audition is required. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 052 - ASHLAND AREA CHORUS

Prerequisite: None

A mixed chorus that allows students to rehearse, learn, and perform choral music to a high degree of artistic excellence. Previous choral singing is helpful, though not required. This chorus sings regularly with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. No Audition is required. Up to 3 hrs. combined for Core Aesthetics Requirement.

Credit: .5


MUSIC 102 - RECITAL ATTENDANCE

Prerequisite: None

A course in which music majors document their attendance at music performances both on and off campus.

Credit: 0


MUSIC 130 - BASIC GUITAR MUSICIANSHIP

Prerequisite: None

An introduction to musical skills and concepts taught primarily through study of the guitar. Topics include music reading and notation, performance skills, and listening. Meets Core credit for aesthetics.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 150 - PRINCIPLES OF MUSIC MAKING

Prerequisite: None

An introduction to musical skills and concepts including notation, piano, treble recorder, and singing. Meets Core credit for aesthetics.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 204 - GENERAL MUSIC METHODS

Prerequisite: MUSIC 259, EDFN 130, music education major

Curriculum, methodology, materials, and practice in music appropriate for K-8, including observations, experiences, and lectures pertaining to actual classroom procedure. Limited work in pre-K (ages 3-4) will be included. For music education majors only.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 209 - BRASS TECHNIQUES

Prerequisite: Music major

Playing skills and pedagogical principles and techniques of common brass instruments.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 211 - CLASS PIANO I

Prerequisite: Diagnostic exam

This course is designed primarily to serve music majors and minors. Content includes basic piano technique, beginning repertoire, harmonization of melodies, major scales and arpeggios, and building of overall musicality.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 212 - CLASS PIANO II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 211

This course is designed primarily to serve music majors and minors. Content includes intermediate piano technique, advanced beginning level repertoire, harmonization of melodies, minor scales and arpeggios, and continued building of overall musicality.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 213 - STRING TECHNIQUES

Prerequisite: Music major

Playing skills and pedagogical principles and techniques of orchestral string instruments.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 216 - VOCAL DICTION I

Prerequisite: MUSIC 330 or 340

A study of English and foreign language diction for singers encompassing the fundamentals of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its direct application to repertoire.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 217 - VOCAL DICTION II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 216 and music major

A continuation of 216, with emphasis on French and German.

Credit: 2


MUSIC 218 - WOODWIND TECHNIQUES

Prerequisite: Music major

Playing skills and pedagogical principles and techniques of common woodwind instruments.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 220 - PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES

Prerequisite: Music major

Playing skills and pedagogical principles and techniques of common percussion instruments and accessories.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 225 - MUSICAL STYLE

Prerequisite: None

This course will examine the fundamental question of what distinguishes different styles of music. The emphasis will be on music from the Western Art Tradition, although some popular or non-Western styles may be discussed as well. Meets Core credit for aesthetics.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 226 - MUSIC IN WORLD CULTURES

Prerequisite: None

There is no culture in the world that does not have music. Music can therefore help foster cross-cultural connections. In this course, we journey around the world, exploring the music of various non-Western and folk cultures. We explore the sound of this music, the setting in which it takes place, and the significance it holds for each culture. In the process, we not only broaden our enjoyment and understanding of a wide variety of music, but also deepen cross-cultural understanding through our shared use of music. Meets core credit for Aesthetics.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 227 - AURAL SKILLS I

Prerequisite: Diagnostic exam

Beginning training in aural skills for musicians, including sight singing, prepared singing, dictation, and aural identification of musical items.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 228 - AURAL SKILLS II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 227

Continued training in aural skills for musicians, including sight singing, prepared singing, dictation, and aural identification of musical items.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 237 - FUNDAMENTALS OF CONDUCTING

Prerequisite: MUSIC 259 and MUSIC 260

An introduction to basic baton technique, terminology, score reading, and communication.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 250 - TOPICS IN MUSIC APPRECIATION

Prerequisite: None

An introductory course for non-music majors dealing with various single topics in music appreciation. For the specific topic offered, consult the course schedule. Topics may include Jazz, World Music, American Musical Theatre, Understanding Opera, American Music, or 20th Century Music. Meets core credit for aesthetics.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 251 - LOVE SONGS

Prerequisite: None

Musicians from a wide variety of time periods and styles have composed songs about love. This course will explore selected love songs from Western culture, from medieval troubadour ballads to current show and pop tunes. Emphasis will be on understanding how artists have used music to express texts about love and how musical expressions of love have changed over time. Meets Core credit for aesthetics.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 252 - MUSIC AND DRAMA ACROSS CULTURES

Prerequisite: None

Whether you attend a puppet show, a movie, or an opera, and whether you live in New York or New Delhi, you rarely find drama separated from music. What does music add to drama? Why have so many cultures found it effective? Which uses of music in drama are universal? Local? This course examines the interaction of music and drama in a variety of cultural traditions, from ancient Chinese opera to the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Meets Core credit for aesthetics.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 253 - LISTENING TO JAZZ

Prerequisite: None

Jazz music is a significant art form created in the United States that relies on improvisation and re-interpretation of existing songs and previous performances. What are the components of a jazz performance? How have selected major jazz artists used diverse influences to create their unique musical style? Students will not only understand the basic parameters of what makes music jazz, but will understand how specific jazz artists continually reinvented jazz through the 20th and 21st centuries. Core Aesthetics course.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 259 - MUSIC THEORY I

Prerequisite: Diagnostic Exam

Introductory materials in music theory, focusing on music fundamentals.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 260 - MUSIC THEORY II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 259

A continued study of materials in music theory, including part-writing of diatonic and chromatic music.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 265 - MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to a broad range of music technology, both hardware and software, and how that technology is used in today’s music industry.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 290 - MUSIC COMPOSITION

Prerequisite: MUSIC 260

The study of traditional, contemporary compositional techniques through score analysis and the composition of original works.

Credit: 2


MUSIC 303 - JUNIOR RECITAL

Prerequisite: Concurrent with MUSIC 44-

Performance of the Junior Recital as required for music majors.

Credit: 0


MUSIC 311 - CLASS PIANO III

Prerequisite: MUSIC 212

This course is designed primarily to serve music majors and minors. Content includes intermediate piano technique, intermediate level repertoire, harmonization and transposition of melodies, scales and arpeggios, and continued building of overall musicality.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 312 - CLASS PIANO IV

Prerequisite: MUSIC 311

This course is designed primarily to serve music majors and minors. Content includes intermediate piano technique, more difficult intermediate level repertoire, harmonization and transposition of melodies, scales and arpeggios, advanced classroom keyboard skills, and continued building of overall musicality.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 320 - MUSIC HISTORY I

Prerequisite: MUSIC 150 or MUSIC 259 or MUSIC 260

This course explores Western classical music from antiquity through the end of the Baroque era (1750). Students will gain an understanding of several representative periods, styles, genres, and composers of Western classical music and be able to understand and place them within their historical context.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 321 - MUSIC HISTORY II

Prerequisite: MUSIC 150 or MUSIC 259 or MUSIC 260

This course explores Western classical music from the end of the Baroque era to current day practice (1750-now). Students will gain a broad understanding of several representative periods, styles, genres, and composers of Western classical music and be able to understand and place them within their historical context.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 327 - AURAL SKILLS III

Prerequisite: MUSIC 228

Continued training in aural skills for musicians, including sight singing, prepared singing, dictation, and aural identification of musical items.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 328 - AURAL SKILLS IV

Prerequisite: MUSIC 327

Continued training in aural skills for musicians, including sight singing, prepared singing, dictation, and aural identification of musical items.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 359 - MUSIC THEORY III

Prerequisite: MUSIC 260

A continued study of materials in music theory, including part-writing of diatonic and chromatic music and analysis of form.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 360 - MUSIC THEORY IV

Prerequisite: MUSIC 359

A continued study of materials in music theory, including chromaticism, analysis of form, and the analysis of 20th century music.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 365 - DIGITAL MUSIC APPLICATIONS

Prerequisite: MUSIC 259, MUSIC 265

Students in this course will utilize the rudimentary skills and knowledge obtained in Music Technology I to create projects that simulate a variety of responsibilities found in the music industry, focusing primarily on the creation and production of music for media (film, television, games, etc.) and popular recordings. This class uses a hands on approach giving students access to the hardware and software found in the lab. Students will also engage in critical discussions of each other’s work, along with collaborating on several projects.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 381 - MUSIC HISTORY SEMINAR

Prerequisite: MUSIC 150 or MUSIC 259 or MUSIC 260

This seminar focuses on global, popular and avant-garde music. A small number of focused topics will be chosen to explore, and students will learn about the major styles, genres, composers, and performers of these musics, as well as the function of these musics in their society. Meets Core credit for aesthetics.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 382 - ADVANCED CONDUCTING

Prerequisite: MUSIC 237

Conducting techniques and rehearsal materials designed to prepare choral and instrumental conductors.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 385 - THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC

Prerequisite: None

This course will focus on developing a foundational understanding of certain areas of the music industry and the structure of the music industry. Subjects will include music law, music marketing, concert production/touring, retail and music products.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 390 - SONGWRITING IN POPULAR MUSIC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 260

A practical and critical approach to the composition of songs, focusing on techniques found in commercial songwriting.

Credit: 2


MUSIC 393 - MUSIC INTERNSHIP

Prerequisite: MUSIC 265, 385

This course helps the Music student meet the internship/work-experience graduation requirement for their degree, or as an elective. Prior approval of the academic internship advisor and completion of the appropriate paperwork, including the learning contract, are required. The student will earn three credit hours per field experience and can repeat the course once to earn a total of no more than 6 credit hours for internships.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 395 - CURRICULUM AND METHODS OF TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

To provide the instrumental music education student with a foundation for the teaching and administration of the instrumental music program in elementary schools, secondary schools, pre-band/orchestra programs, and adult community ensembles. Includes methodology for effective teaching of performance based classes and non-performance courses as well as licensure issues.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 396 - CURRICULUM AND METHODS OF TEACHING CHORAL MUSIC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 259, EDCI 230PK

A study of music teaching which provides the choral music education student with a foundation of teaching methodologies, classroom management strategies, and insights to effectively teach and administer the choral music program in the secondary schools.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 403 - SENIOR RECITAL

Prerequisite: Concurrent with MUSIC 44- or MUSIC 45-

Performance of the Senior Recital as required for music majors.

Credit: 0


MUSIC 466 - ARRANGING FOR POPULAR MUSIC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 359

Knowledge of a wide array of popular styles and techniques is important for musicians today. In this course students will explore the compositional aspects of popular music styles and explore how they are implemented in instrumental and vocal arrangements. Students will demonstrate their knowledge through arranging projects specifically designed to simulate situations found in today’s music industry.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 479 - SEMINAR IN PEDAGOGY AND LITERATURE

Prerequisite: MUSIC 45X

Survey of standard musical repertoire for voice or a specific instrument; study of common pedagogical principles, concepts and materials for voice or a specific instrument.

Credit: 2


MUSIC 480 - ARRANGING

Prerequisite: MUSIC 359

Basic skills in arranging for music educators, including practical applications of music technology. This course seeks to develop the skills and knowledge that enable students to write simple choral and instrumental arrangements.

Credit: 2


MUSIC 490 - FILM & MULTIMEDIA COMPOSITION

Prerequisite: MUSIC 359

This course is designed to explore the myriad of topics associated with setting music to moving images, including film, television, and games.

Credit: 2


MUSIC 493 - MUSIC INTERNSHIP

Prerequisite: MUSIC 265, 385

This course helps the Music student meet the internship/work-experience graduation requirement for their degree, or as an elective. Prior approval of the academic internship advisor and completion of the appropriate paperwork, including the learning contract, are required. The student will earn three credit hours per field experience and can repeat the course once to earn a total of no more than 6 credit hours for internships.

Credit: 3


MUSIC 497 - SENIOR PROJECT

Prerequisite: MUSIC 359

The Senior Project is a music composition, a research paper, analysis paper, or another project required of those students seeking a B.A. in music. The project proposal must be approved by the Music faculty before the student may proceed. One faculty member should serve as the project advisor.

Credit: 2


MUSIC 499 - MUSIC SKILLS EXAMS

Prerequisite: Music major

Exams in keyboard skills and classroom music skills as required by program. Exams are offered at least once per semester.

Credit: 0


MUSIC 540 - APPLIED MUSIC-SECONDARY INSTRUMENT

Prerequisite: Permission of Chair

The private applied study of the performance of an instrument or voice, limited to students demonstrating the equivalent skills to an undergraduate degree in music. May be repeated for additional credit.

Credit: 1


MUSIC 640 - APPLIED MUSIC-PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

Prerequisite: Permission of Chair

The private applied study of the performance of an instrument or voice, limited to students demonstrating the equivalent skills to an undergraduate degree in music. May be repeated for additional credit.

Credit: 2


Applied Music Courses

Prerequisites: For Music Major: acceptance to program, written permission each semester before enrolling, and for the 400 level, pass 300 level change. For Music Minor: acceptance to program, written permission each semester before enrolling availability of instructor, and passing grade in MUSIC 150 or demonstrated proficiency. General Student (not major or minor): 120 level--ability to read melodic and rhythmic music notation in clef appropriate to instrument or voice appropriate for successful study; or passing grade in MUSIC 150 or demonstrated proficiency; and availability of instructor; written permission each semester before enrolling.

Weekly individual and group instruction. Content includes the study of standard repertoire for the instrument or voice comprising but not limited to solo classical repertoire. Emphasis is placed on use of listening skills, development of proper technique, and productive practice. Outside practice is essential. (Meets up to 3 hours of Core aesthetics credit).


Applied Music Juries and Recitals

Any student receiving two hours credit in applied music will be required to perform satisfactorily at two (2) departmental/area recitals per semester. Any student receiving one hour credit will be required to perform satisfactorily at one departmental/area recital per semester. Faculty members present at the recitals will determine whether or not the performances are satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Failure to comply with recital performance requirements will result in the reduction of applied lesson grades

Juries are required of all students studying applied music for credit. At least three faculty members will be present at all juries. The student will receive a written, graded critique from each faculty member present. These evaluations will be considered by the instructor in determining the student‘s final applied grade.

Any solo for a recital or jury which requires accompaniment will not be accepted unless it is performed with the appropriate accompaniment.

(For Applied Music Fees see University Fees and Charges brochure)

  • Students must pass a level change jury to pass from the 300 level to the 400 level.

  • Non-majors may enroll at the 400 level following a 300-level jury with written permission.

  • Non-majors may enroll at the 300 level with written permission.

  • 440/450 level: music major (upper level-jr./sr.) on principal applied, 60 min. lesson

  • 330/340 level: music major (lower level-fr./soph., all degrees) on principal applied, 60 min. lesson

  • 200 level: music major on secondary instrument, 30 min. lesson

  • 140 level: music minors, 30 min. lesson

  • 120 level: general student, not music majors or minors, 30 min. lesson


APPLIED MUSIC COURSES AND INFORMATION

 

Non-Major

Minor

Secondary

Major Fr/So

Major Jr/Sr

Perf Fr/So

Perf Jr/So

CREDITS

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

Voice

120

140

240

340

440

330

450

Piano

121

141

241

341

441

331

451

Organ

122a

142a

242a

342a

442a

332a

452a

Harpsichord

122b

142b

242b

342b

442b

332b

452b

Flute

123a

143a

243a

343a

443a

333a

453a

Oboe

123b

143b

243b

343b

443b

333b

453b

Clarinet

123c

143c

243c

343c

443c

333c

453c

Bassoon

123d

143d

243d

343d

443d

333d

453d

Saxophone

123e

143e

243e

343e

443e

333e

453e

Jazz improv.

123j

143j

243j

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Trumpet

124a

144a

244a

344a

444a

334a

454a

Horn

124b

144b

244b

344b

444b

334b

454b

Trombone

124c

144c

244c

344c

444c

334c

454c

Baritone

124d

144d

244d

344d

444d

334d

454d

Tuba

124e

144e

244e

344e

444e

334e

454e

Jazz improv.

124j

144j

244j

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Violin

125a

145a

245a

345a

445a

335a

455a

Viola

125b

145b

245b

345b

445b

335b

455b

Cello

125c

145c

245c

345c

445c

335c

455c

Bass

125d

145d

245d

345d

445d

335d

455d

Guitar

126

146

246

346

446

336

456

Percussion

127

147

247

347

447

337

457