2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Music
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* MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music
[formerly MUSC 100 Music Appreciation]
3 cr. (F, Sp, Su)  Introduces methods of music understanding and perceptive listening.  Examines the language and forms of music, plus the styles and genres of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods.

MUSI 105 Music Theory I
[formerly MUSC 130 Music Theory I]
3 cr. Corequisites: MUSI 135 and MUSI 140. (F)  The study and application of written harmony, keyboard harmony and analysis.

MUSI 106 Music Theory II
[formerly MUSC 132 Music Theory II]
3 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 105. Corequisites: MUSI 136 and MUSI 141. (Sp)  Continues the study and application of written harmony, keyboard harmony, and analysis.

MUSI 108 Orchestra:  MSUB
[formerly MUSC 161 Symphony Orchestra]
1 cr. R-4.  Provides an opportunity for capable students to participate in the Billings Symphony.  Registration by audition only.

* MUSI 114 Band:  MSUB Symphonic
[formerly MUSC 160 Symphonic Band I]
1 cr. R-4. (F, Sp)  Provides members an opportunity to perform wind band literature from all periods and styles.

* MUSI 131 Jazz Ensemble I:  MSUB
[formerly MUSC 168 Jazz Ensemble I]
1 cr. R. (F, Sp)  Provides members the opportunity to perform big band jazz literature from all periods and styles.

MUSI 135 Keyboard Skills I
[formerly MUSC 125 Keyboard Harmony I]
1 cr. Corequisite: MUSI 105. (F)  Develops keyboard skills with an emphasis on theory, technique, sight reading, and piano repertoire for the non-keyboard music major.

MUSI 136 Keyboard Skills II
[formerly MUSC 126 Keyboard Harmony II]
1 cr. Corequisite: MUSI 106. (Sp)  Continues the development of keyboard skills with an emphasis on theory, technique, sight reading, and piano repertoire for the non-keyboard music major.

MUSI 140 Aural Perception I
[formerly MUSC 131 Aural Skills I]
1 cr. (F)  Beginning ear training and sight singing.

MUSI 141 Aural Perception II
[formerly MUSC 133 Aural Skills II]
1 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 140. (Sp)  Continues the development of ear training and sight singing.

* MUSI 147 Choral Ensemble:  University Chorus
[formerly MUSC 162 Concert Choir I]
1 cr. R-4. (formerly A Capella Choir) (F, Sp)  Provides an opportunity for members to explore and express, through performance, choral music of all periods and styles of composition.

MUSI 162A Chamber Ensembles:  Singers
[formerly MUSC 165 Chamber Singers]
1 cr. R. Corequisite: MUSI 147. (F, Sp)  Members are selected through audition to study and present vocal chamber music selected from medieval to contemporary compositions.

MUSI 162B Chamber Ensembles:  Instrumental
[formerly MUSC 166 Small Ensemble-Instrumental]
1 cr. R. (F, Sp)  Brass, Woodwind, String, Percussion, New Music.  Offers experience in chamber music for various wind, string and percussion instrument combinations.  Designed to improve individual performance skills as well as familiarizing students with outstanding music.

Applied music courses (MUSI 195A-195P) are restricted to music majors.

MUSI 195A Applied Music I:  Guitar
[formerly MUSC 104 Applied Guitar I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on guitar.

MUSI 195B Applied Music I:  Voice
[formerly MUSC 105 Applied Voice I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction in voice.

MUSI 195C Applied Music I:  Piano
[formerly MUSC 106 Applied Piano I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on piano.

MUSI 195D Applied Music I:  Flute
[formerly MUSC 107 Applied Flute I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on flute.

MUSI 195E Applied Music I:  Oboe
[formerly MUSC 108 Applied Oboe I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on oboe.

MUSI 195F Applied Music I:  Clarinet
[formerly MUSC 109 Applied Clarinet I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on clarinet.

MUSI 195G Applied Music I:  Saxophone
[formerly MUSC 110 Applied Saxophone I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on saxophone.

MUSI 195H Applied Music I:  Bassoon
[formerly MUSC 111 Applied Bassoon I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on bassoon.

MUSI 195I Applied Music I:  Horn
[formerly MUSC 112 Applied Horn I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on horn.

MUSI 195J Applied Music I:  Trumpet
[formerly MUSC 113 Applied Trumpet I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on trumpet.

MUSI 195K Applied Music I:  Trombone
[formerly MUSC 114 Applied Trombone I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on trombone.

MUSI 195L Applied Music I:  Euphonium
[MUSC 115 Applied Euphonium I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on euphonium.

MUSI 195M Applied Music I:  Tuba
[formerly MUSC 116 Applied Tuba I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on tuba.

MUSI 195N Applied Music I:  Violin/Viola
[formerly MUSC 117 Applied Violin or Viola I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on violin or viola.

MUSI 195O Applied Music I:  Cello/Bass
[formerly MUSC 118 Applied Cello or Bass I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on cello or bass.

MUSI 195P Applied Music I:  Percussion
[formerly MUSC 119 Applied Percussion I]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on percussion.

MUSI 205 Music Theory III
[formerly MUSC 230 Music Theory III]
3 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 106. Corequisite: MUSI 240. (F)  Continues the study and application of written harmony, keyboard harmony and analysis.

MUSI 206 Music Theory IV
[formerly MUSC 232 Music Theory IV]
3 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 205. Corequisite: MUSI 241. (Sp)  Continues the study and application of written harmony, keyboard harmony and analysis.

* MUSI 207 World Music
[formerly MUSC 150 Musics of the World]
3 cr. (F)  Introduces students to the uses and functions of music in various cultures.  The style of music used and performance of music in selected cultures of Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia, the Middle East, as well as folk music of Europe will be explored.

MUSI 235 Keyboard Skills III
1 cr. Corequisite: MUSI 205. (F)
Develops advanced keyboard skills with an emphasis on score reading, repertoire, and accompanying.

MUSI 236 Keyboard Skills IV
1 cr. Corequisite: MUSI 206. (Sp)
Continues the development of advanced keyboard skills with an emphasis on score reading, repertoire, and accompanying.

MUSI 240 Aural Perception III
[formerly MUSC 231 Aural Skills III]
1 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 141 or permission of instructor. (F)  Continues the development of ear training and sight singing.

MUSI 241 Aural Perception IV
[formerly MUSC 233 Aural Skills IV]
1 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 240. (Sp)  Continues the development of ear training and sight singing.

MUSI 281 Diction I:  English and Italian
2 cr. (F)  Uses the international phonetic alphabet to improve the singers’ pronunciation in English and Italian vocal literature.

MUSI 282 Diction II:  French and German
2 cr. (F)  Uses the international phonetic alphabet to improve the singers’ pronunciation in French and German vocal literature

MUSI 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly MUSC 292 Seminar]
V1-3 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of music.

MUSI 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly MUSC 293 Workshop]
V1-8 cr.  Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of music.

MUSI 298 Internship/Cooperative Education
[formerly MUSC 296 Cooperative Education/Internship]
V1-9 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Music supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

MUSI 301 Music History I
[formerly MUSC 340 Music History:  A Survey of Music and Its Development in Western Civilization to 1750]
(WR) 3 cr. (even F)  Emphasis is given to an acquaintance with representative musical works and style, and to the understanding of musical concepts in the light of their historical background.

MUSI 302 Music History II
[formerly MUSC 341 Music History:  A Survey of Music and Its Development in Western Civilization from 1750 to the Present]
(WR) 3 cr. (odd Sp)  Emphasis is given to an acquaintance with representative works and an understanding of specific musical concepts in the light of their historical and general cultural content since 1750.

MUSI 312 Choir III:  University Chorus
[formerly MUSC 362 Concert Choir II]
1 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides an opportunity for capable students to experience great music written for mixed voices and to develop their potential as members of choral groups.

MUSI 325 Jazz Chronicle
[formerly MUSC 343 History of Jazz]
3 cr.  Traces the history of America’s only internationally recognized indigenous art form, jazz, from its roots in Africa to New Orleans and on to the contemporary sounds of today.

MUSI 331 Jazz Ensemble II:  MSUB
[formerly MUSC 368 Jazz Ensemble II]
1 cr. R. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides members the opportunity to perform big band jazz literature from all periods and styles.

MUSI 335 Instrumental Conducting
[formerly MUSC 351 Instrumental Conducting]
2 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 336. (Sp)  Introduces the basic techniques of instrumental conducting.  Continues emphasis placed on techniques previously covered in MUSI 336, including beat patterns, cues, releases, etc.  Emphasis will also be on methodology including rehearsal techniques, ensemble organization, seating arrangements, score reading and band literature.

MUSI 336 Choral Conducting
[formerly MUSC 350 Choral Conducting]
2 cr. Prerequisites: MUSI 206 and MUSI 241. (even F)  Introduces the basic techniques of choral conducting.  Initial emphasis will be placed on the physical components of conducting (such as posture, beat patterns, preparations, cues, releases and expressive gestures) both with and without baton, as they relate directly to the musical score.  Subsequent emphasis will be given to methodology, including rehearsal techniques, ensemble organization, tone/seating arrangements, score study, choral literature, and repertoire selection.

MUSI 345 Music Improvisation
[formerly MUSC 345 Improvisation]
2 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to upper division. (even F)  Assists the student in developing the ability to extemporaneously create music using as a basis various styles of pre-existing melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, and stylistic materials.

MUSI 362 Chamber Ensembles III:  MSUB
[formerly MUSC 365 Chamber Singers]
1 cr. R. Prerequisite: 4 credits of MUSI 162A. Corequisite: MUSI 312. (F, Sp)  A select group of singers chosen mainly for reading and singing ability through private audition, performing all styles of music from early Renaissance madrigals and motels to the Twentieth Century.  Registration by audition only.

MUSI 364 Symphonic Band
[formerly MUSC 360 Symphonic Band II]
1 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides members an opportunity to perform wind band literature for all periods and styles.

MUSI 365 Symphony Orchestra
[formerly MUSC 361 Symphony Orchestra]
1 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: 4 credits of MUSI 108.  Provides an opportunity for capable students to participate in the Billings Symphony.  Registration by audition only.

MUSI 368 Small Ensemble-Instrumental
[formerly MUSC 366 Small Ensemble-Instrumental]
1 cr. R. Prerequisite: 4 credits of MUSI 162B. (F, Sp)  Brass, Woodwind, String, Percussion, New Music, Jazz.  Offers experience in chamber music for various wind, string and percussion instrument combinations.  Designed to improve individual performance skills as well as familiarizing students with outstanding music.  Registration by audition only.

MUSI 369 Intermediate Wind Ensemble
[formerly MUSC 369 Wind Ensemble]
1 cr. R. (F, Sp) Corequisite: MUSI 364.  Provides members the opportunity to perform wind ensemble literature requiring from eight to 15 players.  Registration by audition only.  Instrumentation may vary.

Applied music courses (MUSI 395A-395P) are restricted to music majors.

MUSI 395A Applied Music III:  Guitar
[formerly MUSC 304 Applied Guitar II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on guitar.

MUSI 395B Applied Music III:  Voice
[formerly MUSC 305 Applied Voice II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction in voice.

MUSI 395C Applied Music III:  Piano
[formerly MUSC 306 Applied Piano II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on piano.

MUSI 395D Applied Music III:  Flute
[formerly MUSC 307 Applied Flute II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on flute.

MUSI 395E Applied Music III:  Oboe
[formerly MUSC 308 Applied Oboe II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on oboe.

MUSI 395F Applied Music III:  Clarinet
[formerly MUSC 309 Applied Clarinet II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on clarinet.

MUSI 395G Applied Music III:  Saxophone
[formerly MUSC 310 Applied Saxophone II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on saxophone.

MUSI 395H Applied Music III:  Bassoon
[formerly MUSC 311 Applied Bassoon II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on bassoon.

MUSI 395I Applied Music III:  Horn
[formerly MUSC 312 Applied Horn II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on horn.

MUSI 395J Applied Music III:  Trumpet
[formerly MUSC 313 Applied Trumpet II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on trumpet.

MUSI 395K Applied Music III:  Trombone
[formerly MUSC 314 Applied Trombone II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on trombone.

MUSI 395L Applied Music III:  Euphonium
[formerly MUSC 315 Applied Euphonium II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on euphonium.

MUSI 395M Applied Music III:  Tuba
[formerly MUSC 316 Applied Tuba II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on tuba.

MUSI 395N Applied Music III:  Violin/Viola
[formerly MUSC 317 Applied Violin or Viola II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on violin or viola.

MUSI 395O Applied Music III:  Cello/Bass
[formerly MUSC 318 Applied Cello or Bass II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on cello or bass.

MUSI 395P Applied Music III:  Percussion
[formerly MUSC 319 Applied Percussion II]
V1-4 cr. R-4. Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. (F, Sp)  Provides the student with private instruction on percussion.

MUSI 399 Junior Recital
[formerly MUSC 399 Junior Recital]
1 cr. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and successful admission to upper division status. (F, Sp)  A pre-recital jury is required at least one month prior to the junior recital.  Requires students to perform a full recital.

MUSI 432 Keyboard Literature
[formerly MUSC 475 Keyboard Literature]
2 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 302.  Surveys keyboard literature from the development of the Baroque era to the contemporary period.

MUSI 438A Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Guitar
2 cr. (F)  Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the guitar and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques.

MUSI 438B Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Flute and Single Reed
2 cr. (F)  Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the flute, clarinet, and saxophone and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

MUSI 438C Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Double Reed
2 cr. (F)  Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the oboe and bassoon and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

MUSI 438D Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  High Brass
2 cr (F)  Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the trumpet and horn and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

MUSI 438E Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Low Brass
2 cr. (F)  Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the trombone, euphonium, and tuba and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

MUSI 438F Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Percussion
2 cr. (F)  Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for percussion instruments and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

MUSI 440 Orchestration
[formerly MUSC 460 Instrumentation and Arranging]
3 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 206. (F)  Discussion of individual wind, string, percussion and keyboard instruments.  Techniques of scoring for winds and voices.  Analysis of orchestra.

MUSI 442 Advanced Vocal Studio Pedagogy and Literature
2 cr. (F)  Examines the solo and study literature for voice and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques.

MUSI 443 Music Form and Style
[formerly MUSC 440 Music Form and Style]
(WR) 3 cr. Prerequisite: MUSI 206. (odd Sp)  Involves the study of form with particular attention to tonal structure and musical design in music of the common-practice era.

MUSI 492 Independent Study
[formerly MUSC 491 Independent Study]
V1-5 cr. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and chairperson of department.  Provides outstanding students an individual opportunity to explore material not covered by regular music courses.

MUSI 494 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly MUSC 492 Seminar]
V1-3 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides advanced students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of music.

MUSI 494 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly MUSC 493 Workshop]
V1-8 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of music.

MUSI 498 Internship/Cooperative Education
[formerly MUSC 496 Cooperative Education/Internship]
V1-9 cr.  Provides university credit for a work experience in the area of Music, supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

MUSI 499 Senior Recital
[formerly MUSC 499 Senior Recital]
1 cr. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and successful completion of at least two semesters of upper division applied music. (F, Sp)  A pre-recital jury is required at least one month prior to the senior recital.  Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Education extended Major in music must present at least a half recital during their senior year.

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