Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

MTI-P308

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephan Webber
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: MTEC-111
Department: MUTI

This is an 'in-the-box' project-based virtual production course. Students learn to produce short sound-alikes of fragments of contemporary hit records employing sequencing and virtual instruments. They also learn to produce a full acoustic band cover using virtual instruments and one live instrument and/or vocalist. Additionally they learn to produce short musical creations by chopping and editing audio, incorporating tempo mapping, elastic audio, Melodyne, looping, beat detective, and other manipulation tools. Students also learn the skills needed to edit and arrange music to picture.

MTI-P309

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephen Webber
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: MTEC-111
Department: MUTI

This course provides an introduction to the art and technology of creating music videos. Students learn the challenges and possibilities of representing music visually through the art of filmmaking. They explore the fundamental tools and techniques of music video production by reviewing and analyzing groundbreaking music videos. They also apply those techniques in the hands-on production of personal music videos.

MTI-P310

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephen Webber
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: MTEC-111
Department: MUTI

An introduction to live electronic music performance and DJ skills, beginning with the use of the turntable as a musical instrument. Students will explore the culture and aesthetics of Hip-hop, turntablism, club DJs, radio, and mash-up DJs, and will master the following techniques: cueing, mixing, beat matching, beat extending, mash-ups, blending, and scratching (basic, scribble, laser, uzi, stab, cut, transformer, crab, chirp and flare). Students will create their own live mixes and present them as midterm and final performances.

MTI-P311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Stephen Webber
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: MTEC-111
Department: Music Technology Innovation

This course will prepare students to compose, arrange, and produce music using Apple’s Logic Pro X software, a powerful, affordable and ubiquitous MIDI and audio production tool. This will be achieved through learning general concepts of music production and modern recording, as well as the specific workflow of Logic Pro X. Topics to be covered in include: virtual instruments such as EXS24 Sampler, ES2, Sculpture, Apple loops, audio processing, and editing tools. Students will also gain general knowledge in signal flow, MIDI, recording, mixing, and mastering. 

MUS-P101

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Rob Rose
Semesters Offered: Summer Only
Required of: None
Electable by: 5-Week students
Prerequisites: Written permission of course instructor
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This course introduces fundamental studies of musical concepts. Students learn music theory as it relates to effective performance on their instrument. Students develop of basic musicianship skills (the ability to read, write, remember, and improvise music). Students perform and transcribe music from a wide variety of styles. And students develop their individual instrumental skill through private study and ensemble performance. Students complete class activities that include theoretical explanations, playing demonstrations, and listening to and analyzing relevant performers. This course is available only to 5-Week students who complete the following courses and earn a grade of B or higher in each: FWTH-010 Theory in Performance, FWMU-010 Musicianship, FWPI-0X0 Private Instruction, and at least one section of FWEN-010 Five Week Ensemble.

MUS-P201

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Rob Rose
Semesters Offered: Summer Only
Required of: None
Electable by: 5-week students
Prerequisites: MUS-P101
Department: AAOF

This course advances fundamental studies of musical concepts. Students learn music theory as it relates to effective performance on their instrument. Students advance their development of basic musicianship skills (the ability to read, write, remember, and improvise music). Students advance their performance and transcription of music from a wide variety of styles. And students develop their individual instrumental skill through private study and ensemble performance. Students complete class activities that include theoretical explanations, playing demonstrations, and listening to and analyzing relevant performers.

Note:This course is available only to 5-Week students who have already earned credit for MUS-P101: Fundamentals of Musicianship and who complete an additional section of each of the following courses as well as earn a grade of B or higher in each: FWTH-010 Theory in Performance, FWMU-010 Musicianship, FWPI-0X0 Private Instruction, and at least one section of FWEN-010 Five Week Ensemble.

PED-480

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PERF-480

2 credit(s)
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PFET-361

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for brass, woodwind, string, and vibraphone principal PERF majors
Electable by: Brass, woodwind, string, and mallet principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 3444 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

PFET-364

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for piano principal PERF majors
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 3444 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

PFET-367

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for guitar principal PERF majors
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating of 2 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

PFET-370

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for drum set, hand percussion, and total percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: Drum set, hand percussion, and total percussion principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 3444 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

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