Courses

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

PFSS-P301

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carl Riley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: PERF

This course will examine the various tonalities, meters and compositional structures that characterize the various music styles from the Mediterranean region. This is a survey course focused on the folk music from the Mediterranean with a spotlight on how melody is the defining and dominant feature of the music. Students will explore modal systems with limited harmonic progression and tonalities not always consistent with western tonal systems and metric forms. The influence of religious music, the differing ethnic traditions, and the sociocultural differences of the principal music sources will be reviewed and studied. Listening, performing, songwriting, and sight singing are the main activities of this course.

PFSS-P362

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: STRG

This course will survey and analyze a number of styles that form the bedrock of American popular music. These styles include blues, gospel, folk, country, Cajun, tejano, and Native American. Students will learn through transcribing, intensive immersion in listening, and viewing videotape footage.

PFSS-P363

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: String, bass, guitar, and voice principals
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: STRG

Historical listening and performance class covering the tributaries of Bill Monroe's music (old time country music, blues, and swing) and tracing the development of the styles from 1945 to the present day. Extensive transcription projects and in-class performance will be emphasized.

PIBR-111

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 1 brass.

PIBR-112

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-111
Department Code: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 2 brass.

PIBR-211

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-112
Department Code: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 3 brass.

PIBR-212

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-211
Department Code: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 4 brass.

PIBR-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Brass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-212
Department Code: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 5 brass.

PIBR-312

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-311
Department Code: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 6 brass.

PIBR-411

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-312
Department Code: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 7 brass.

PIBR-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Brass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBR-411
Department Code: BRASS

Principal instrument study level 8 brass.

PIBS-111

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: BASS

Principal instrument study level 1 bass.

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