Music at Aquinas College

Music Courses

MCAP122 Group Piano Class (1) AP

Group approach to beginning piano skills. This class is taught in the AMC piano lab.

MCAP123, 124 Piano Techniques I and II (1,1)

Required for the first year music major, Piano Techniques I and II are a sequence of two courses which are skill-based courses designed to give the Music major or minor a solid and focused beginning in melodic, harmonic, and scaler playing on the piano. Classes are taught in the AMC piano lab. Prerequisites: Must be able to read music in both the treble and bass clefs. Successful completion (a grade of B- or higher) in MCAP123 to advance to MCAP124. Prerequisites: Grand staff reading and its relationship to the keyboard.

MCAP125, 126, 225, 226, 325, 326, 425, 426 S3 Jazz Piano (2)

Eight-semester sequence of private piano lessons at the college level. Repertoire will survey Jazz styles and development, increasing in demands as the semesters continue. Fee.

MCAP125, 126, 225, 226, 325, 326, 425, 426 Studio Applied Piano (2)

Eight-semester sequence of private piano lessons at the college level. Repertoire will survey Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Impressionistic, 20th C. and Contemporary works of increasing demands as the semesters continue. Fee.

MCAP131, 132, 231, 232, 331, 332, 431, 432 Studio Applied Organ (2 each)

Four-year sequence of private study at the college level. Fee.

MCAP138, 139 Group Guitar Class (1, 1)

Group approach to guitar playing with attention to reading tablature, notation, and performance techniques.

MCAP141, 142, 241, 242, 341, 342, 441, 442 Contemporary Commercial Voice (2)

Eight-semester sequence of elective private voice lessons at the college level. Repertoire will survey 20th C. and 21st C. commercial music genres (musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Country, etc.), increasing in demands as the semesters continue. Prerequisites: MCAP165/166. Fee.

MCAP141, 142, 241, 242, 341, 342, 441, 442 Jazz Voice (2)

Eight-semester sequence of private voice lessons at the college level. Repertoire will survey Jazz styles and development, increasing in demands as the semesters continue. Prerequisites: MCAP165/166. Fee.

MCAP141, 142, 241, 242, 341, 342, 441, 442 Studio Applied Voice (2)

Eight-semester sequence of private voice lessons at the college level. Repertoire will begin with Baroque and 20th C. literature, then progress through Classic, Romantic and Contemporary songs and arias of increasing demands as the semesters continue. Prerequisites: MCAP165/166. Fee.

MCAP151, 152, 251 252, 315, 352, 451, 452 Jazz Instrument (2)

Eight-semester sequence of private instrument lessons at the college level. Repertoire will survey Jazz styles and development, increasing in demands as the semesters continue. Fee.

MCAP151, 152, 251, 252, 351, 352, 451, 452 Studio Applied Instrumental (2)

Four-year sequence of private study at the college level. Instruction in string, woodwind, percussion, or brass instruments. See semester schedule for instrument specific course and section numbers. Classical and Jazz sections are offered. Fee.

MCAP165, 166 Voice Techniques Class I and II (1,1) AP

All beginning voice majors, minors or elective students will gain the necessary foundation, through study, exercises and songs, for successful vocal development at the college level. Study of a variety of song literature, the anatomy and physiology of the voice, Alexander Technique, and other current techniques will be incorporated as the basis for building a strong and healthy singing life or vocal career. Prerequisites: Successful completion (a grade of B- or higher) in MCAP165 to advance to MCAP166.

MCAP217 Accompanying Fundamentals (2)

Designed as an introductory course in basic techniques of accompanying through lecture, listening, and practical experience. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard skills; permission of instructor.

MCAP318 Accompanying Practicum (2)

A continuation of Accompanying Fundamentals with practical application of skills in a performance setting. Prerequisite: MCAP217.

MCAP323, 324 Jazz Piano Applications and Techniques I and II (1,1)

A two-semester course in jazz techniques and applications designed specifically for music education majors. Because the piano is the most comprehensive and immediate source of tonal harmony in all music, particularly jazz, the course will necessarily center on the piano techniques required to explore, direct and understand the specifics of jazz harmony as they apply to the musical structures and various styles found in jazz performance. Classes are taught in the AMC piano lab. Prerequisites: Successful completion (a grade of B- or higher) in MCAP123, 124; and in MCAP323 to advance to MCAP324.

MCAP397 Music Internship (3-12)

Required for the BM in Liturgical Music major (Parish Setting) and the B.S.B.A. Dual Major in Business and Music (business or organization setting). All internships must go through the AQ Advantage Center in consultation with the Music department chairperson. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status.

MCAP399 Independent Project (Variable)

Independent study. Fee may be required.

MCAP460 Music Production Project (1-3) SC

The Senior Capstone MCAP460 Music Production Project is designed for the student in the B.S.B.A. Dual Major in Business Administration and Music or the B.A. in Music as an independent study course focused on planning and carrying out some, if not all, aspects of producing, marketing, and promoting a performing group, ensemble, soloist or artist presenting a Music Department concert or event. Prerequisites: The student must be at the Junior or Senior level in the B.S.B.A. Dual Major in Business Administration and Music or the B.A. in Music. Others need approval of the Music department chairperson.

MCAP462 Advanced Private Lessons (1-2)

Additional semesters of Studio Applied, Jazz or Contemporary Commercial lessons at the college level due to student having already completed the eight-semester sequence of lessons for their voice/instrument, yet desiring to continue in preparation for a recital, graduate school or other auditions, or for further musical and technical development. Prerequisite: eight semesters of study previously taken for voice/instrument. Fee: see semester course schedule.

MCED227 Brass Techniques Course (1)

Designed to prepare pre-service teachers with the skills and knowledge of current brass (trumpet, fr. horn, trombone, euphonium/baritone and tuba) methodology and materials needed to successfully instruct students in public and private schools with the further goal of developing and maintaining a band or orchestra program. Philosophy, curriculum, administration and classroom management in relation to the band/orchestra program will be discussed. Prerequisites: MCTH113, 114, 115, 116; EN201 is pre- or co-requisite; cumulative GPA of 3.0.

MCED228 Strings Techniques Course (1)

Designed to prepare pre-service teachers with the skills and knowledge of current violin, viola, cello and bass methodology and materials needed to successfully instruct students in public and private schools with the further goal of developing and maintaining an orchestra program. Philosophy, curriculum, administration and classroom management in relation to the orchestra program will be discussed. Prerequisites: MCTH113, 114, 115, 116; EN201 is pre- or co-requisite; cumulative GPA 3.0.

MCED229 Woodwind Techniques Course (1)

Woodwind Techniques Course (1) Designed to prepare pre-service teachers with the skills and knowledge of current flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon methodology and materials needed to successfully instruct students in administration and classroom management in relation to the band/orchestra program to be discussed. Prerequisites: MCTH113, 114, 115, 116; EN201 pre- or co-requisite; cumulative GPA: 3.0

MCED230 Marching Band and Percussion Techniques (1)

Designed to prepare pre-service teachers with the skills and knowledge to successfully coordinate and prepare a high school marching band program of any size, and to introduce the current methods of percussion pedagogy and literature in public and private schools. Philosophy, curriculum, administration and classroom management in relation to the band/orchestra program will be discussed. Prerequisites: MCTH113, 114, 115, 116; EN201 is pre- or co-requisite; Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

MCED285 Elementary General Music Methods and Materials (4)

Principles, procedures, and materials used in grades K-6. National and State Standards in K-6 music education will be integrated into the course material, as well as the development of Classroom Management Plan. Prerequisites: MCTH113, 114, 115, 116; EN201 is pre- or co-requisite; cumulative grade point average of 3.0

MCED310 Special Topics in Music Education (3)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; EN201 is pre- or co-requisite; cumulative grade point average of 3.0

MCED315 Conducting Fundamentals (1)

Offered both as a basic course in conducting and concurrently with MCED323 as a one-semester course requirement for all in the Choral and Instrumental music education as well as Liturgical Music programs, students in this course will learn and be drilled in the common, as well as some complex, meter conducting patterns. Cueing and basic interpretive gestures will be included. Prerequisite: MCTH113, 114, 203, 204; EN201 is pre- or co-requisite for Music Education majors; cumulative grade point average of 3.0; or approval of department chairperson.

MCED323 Advanced Conducting with Literature and Interpretation (2)

Building on the foundation provided in MCED315, MCED323 is designed to give the student conductor pursuing music education, church music, conducting or graduate school an experience with and an awareness of the body of literature from the masterworks and representative composers, and the appropriate performance practices associated with these works. In addition, students will research repertoire appropriate for use in middle school, high school and community music programs; and learn how to combine repertoire into a concert program. Compositions will differ each time the course is offered and will be selected from each of the stylistic music periods. The practical application of conducting and score study within each of the various styles will be featured. Prerequisites: Sophomore status, MCED315, or approval of Chairperson.

MCED385 Secondary Choral Methods and Materials (3)

This course is designed to provide Choral Supervision students with the methods, materials and experiences needed to be successful teachers at the Junior/Senior High School level. This course is complimented by MCED315 Conducting Fundamentals and MCED323 Advanced Conducting with Literature and Interpretation. Philosophy of music education and the National and State Standards in music education will also be studied. Prerequisite: MCED285; EN201 is pre- or co-requisite; cumulative grade point average of 3.0

MCED386 Secondary Band and Orchestra Methods (3)

This course is required for the BMEd Instrumental /Supervision major as the primary course designed to engage students with the methodology and materials used in teaching instrumental music, specifically band and orchestra, at the secondary level. Topics covered will include: the history of music education in schools, philosophies of music education, working with adolescent wind, string, and percussion instrumentalists, music technology, performance and non-performance classes, festivals and associations, planning, budgeting and classroom management.

MCED398 Readings in Music Education (Variable)

Independent study. EN201 is pre- or co-requisite.

MCED399 Independent Project (Variable)

Independent study. Fee may be required. EN201 is pre- or co-requisite.

MCED414 Observation and Directed Teaching Elementary Music (3)

Offered fall and spring semesters only. This course is the Elementary Music Choral section required of all B.M.Ed. in Choral Supervision candidates. During the Student Teaching semester (12 semester hours total), the candidate will complete a minimum 14-week internship in local Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools under the direct supervision of experienced certified and tenured Music Teachers. Weekly seminars and weekly journal writing, assigned readings, full-time teaching. Placements are made and secured no less than one semester in advance through the School of Education in consultation with the Music Department. Pre- and co-requisites: All other BMEd degree requirements must be completed; student must also register for MCED433 and EN498 and apply to the School of Education in the preceding semester (September 15 or January 15). Acceptance by screening committee of the School of Education prior to enrollment in course and school placement.

MCED423 Observation and Directed Teaching Elementary and Junior High - Instrumental (4)

Offered fall and Spring semesters only. This course is the Elementary and Junior High - Instrumental section required of all B.M.Ed. in Instrumental Supervision candidates. During the Student Teaching semester (12 semester hours in total), the candidate will complete a minimum 14-week internship in local Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools under the direct supervision of experienced certified and tenured Music Teachers. Weekly seminars and weekly journal writing, assigned readings, full-time teaching. Placements are made and secured no less than one semester in advance through the School of Education in consultation with the Music Department. Pre- and co-requisites: All other BMEd degree requirements must be completed; student must also register for MCED433 and EN498 and apply to the School of Education the preceding semester (September 15 or January 15). Acceptance by screening committee of the School of Education prior to enrollment in course and school placement.

MCED424 Observation and Directed Teaching Junior High - Choral (2)

Offered fall and spring semesters only. This course is the Junior High - Choral section required of all B.M.Ed. in Choral Supervision candidates. During the Student Teaching semester (12 semester hours in total), the candidate will complete a minimum 14-week internship in local Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools under the direct supervision of experienced certified and tenured Music Teachers. Weekly seminars and weekly journal writing, assigned readings, full-time teaching. Placements are made and secured no less than one semester in advance through the School of Education in consultation with the Music Department. Pre- and co-requisites: All other BMEd degree requirements must be completed; student must also register for MCED414, 434 and EN498 and apply to the School of Education the preceding semester (September 15 or January 15). Acceptance by screening committee of the School of Education prior to enrollment in course and school placement.

MCED433 Observation and Directed Teaching Senior High - Instrumental (4)

Offered fall and Spring semesters only. This course is the Senior High - Instrumental section required of all BMEd. in Instrumental Supervision candidates. During the Student Teaching semester (12 semester hours in total), the candidate will complete a minimum 14-week internship in local Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools under the direct supervision of experienced certified and tenured Music Teachers. Weekly seminars and weekly journal writing, assigned readings, full-time teaching. Placements are made and secured no less than one semester in advance through the School of Education in consultation with the Music Department. Pre- and co-requisites: All other BMEd degree requirements must be completed; student must also register for MCED423 and EN498 and apply to the School of Education the preceding semester (September 15 or January 15). Acceptance by screening committee of the School of Education prior to enrollment in course and school placement.

MCED434 Observation and Directed Teaching Senior High - Choral (3)

Offered fall and Spring semesters only. This course is the Senior High - Choral section required of all BMEd. in Choral Supervision candidates. During the Student Teaching semester (12 semester hours in total), the candidate will complete a minimum 14-week internship in local Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools under the direct supervision of experienced certified and tenured Music Teachers. Weekly seminars and weekly journal writing, assigned readings, full-time teaching. Placements are made and secured no less than one semester in advance through the School of Education in consultation with the Music Department. Pre- and co-requisites: All other BMEd degree requirements must be completed; student must also register for MCED414, 424 and EN498 and apply to the School of Education the preceding semester (September 15 or January 15). Acceptance by screening committee of the School of Education prior to enrollment in course and school placement.

MCED437, MCED438 Piano Pedagogy (2,2)

Principles, procedures, and materials for instruction of piano in early, intermediate, and advanced levels. Applied Studies and Ensembles

MCEN111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412 Valenti Handbell Ensemble (1 each)

Study and performance of original compositions and transcriptions of literature for handbells. An audition may be required.

MCEN143, 144, 243, 244, 343, 344, 443, 444 College Chorus (1 each) AP

of vocal literature: masterworks to current styles. No audition required.

MCEN155, 156, 255, 256, 355, 356, 455, 456 College Band (1 each) AP

Performance of concert band literature: masterworks to current styles. Open to those with instrumental experience.

MCEN158, 258, 358, 458 Jazz Combo, Instrumental or Vocal (1 each)

Application and theory of jazz improvisation techniques.

MCEN167, 168, 267, 268, 367, 368, 467, 468 - Chamber Ensembles (1 each) AP

Flute (S1), Women’s Chorus (S2), Guitar Ensemble (S3), Chamber Strings (S4), Collegiate Singers (S5) and Other (1 each) Smaller Ensembles specializing in the varied literature for that family of instruments or voices. These are offered when strong student interest exists.

MCEN171, 172, 271, 272, 371, 372, 471, 472 Jazz Band (1 each) AP

Standard and original jazz literature performed. Audition required.

MCEN250/TE250 Musical Theater Workshop (2)

Exploring the actor/singer/dancer by concentrating on acting the song, vocal production, dance, musical theatre auditions, and performance. Rehearsals outside of class are required. Prerequisite: TE141 and MCAP166 or consent of instructor. Can be repeated once as TE/MCEN350.

MCEN399 Independent Project (Variable)

Independent study. Fee may be required.

MCEN482 Advanced Ensemble Performance (1)

Additional semesters of vocal or instrumental ensemble performance at the college level due to student having already completed the eight-semester sequence of the particular ensemble, yet desiring to continue in preparation for graduate school or other auditions, or for further musical or technical development. Prerequisite: eight semesters of study previously taken for voice/instrument. Fee: see semester course schedule.

MCHL213 Music History Survey (3) AT

This course is designed for the student who desires to cultivate an awareness of many repertoires and musical styles from earliest times to the present, through both a live performance and class listening survey of the world of music.

MCHL214 The History of Popular Music (3) AC

Introduction to the many types of popular music; evolution, influence upon each other, personalities, times, and places; technological changes in means and media.

MCHL215 History of Jazz (3) AT, WI

GGeneral introduction to jazz; origins of early jazz, places and styles of jazz development; emphasis on live and recorded music.

MCHL306/TY306 Music in Liturgical Celebration (3)

Integrated study of music and liturgy; historical, theological study of basic liturgy and function of music in liturgy; musician’s role in a parish.

MCHL307 Church Pastoral Musicians (3)

This course is designed for the Liturgical Music major or minor student as the second of two courses addressing the role of the church music director. In this course, students will be examining the application of the documents and practices studied in MCHL306. Class topics will include interacting with the parishioners (adults and children), staff, priests/minister and other church groups, volunteer recruitment, developing musical groups, cantor training, building an inclusive parish repertoire, “I have to prepare a budget?”, time management, parish assistantships, and training lay parish ministers. Prerequisite: MCHL/TY306

MCHL310 Special Topics in Music (3)

MCHL327 Piano Literature (2)

Study of representative works of each era beginning with early organ and harpsichord music to Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and contemporary works. Prerequisites: MCAP126.

MCHL329 Vocal Literature and Pedagogy (2)

Survey of vocal music for solo voice from the 17th century to present; application of the IPA system; review interpretive technique in all stylistic periods; study of the anatomy of the voice and current voice methods, texts and journals. Prerequisite: MCAP142.

MCHL330 Instrumental Literature (2)

History of the instrument specific to student’s applied area, through the examination of its literature and interpretation from its beginning to the present. Prerequisite: MCAP152.

MCHL331 Organ Literature (2)

History of the organ, its literature and registration from earliest times to present. Prerequisite: MCAP132.

MCHL350 Music History and Literature I (3) AT, WI

This course is designed to cultivate an awareness of the development of western music from Antiquity through the Classic Period. Students will gain knowledge and familiarity with the historical events, styles, forms, instruments, composers and compositions representative of the eras studied. Prerequisite: MCTH114 and MCTH116, or approval of department chairperson.

MCHL351 Music History and Literature II (3)

This course is designed to cultivate an of the development of western music from the Romantic Period through present day. Students will gain knowledge and familiarity with the historical events, styles, forms, instruments, composers and compositions representative of the eras studied. Students will also be introduced to world music. Prerequisite: MCTH114 and 116, or approval of department chairperson.

MCHL360 Recital Seminars (1) SC

This course is intended to encompass the preparation, execution and reflection process of a successful Junior or Senior Recital. A seminar with related assignment on each of the following topics will be included: successful recital planning overview, application and office forms, communications needed for a successful recital, repertoire planning and selection, publicity, and the writing process as it relates to program notes and a ‘thank you’ paragraph to be included on the recital program. Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled at or above 4th semester level of MCAP Studio Applied Lessons concurrently and be recommended by that lesson instructor.

MCHL398 Readings in Music History and Literature (Variable)

Independent study.

MCHL399 Independent Project (Variable)

Independent study. Fee may be required.

MCTH102 Studio Recording 1 (2)

A ‘hands on’ introduction to the basics of sound recording. This class provides the opportunity to work on a personal project, while gaining knowledge of and experience with audio equipment, including the Pro Tools audio workstation.

MCTH104 Basics of Music (3) AC

This is a general course in music (with no prior experience in music required) that introduces the fundamentals of basic musicianship: use of the keyboard, written notation, structures of western tonal and rhythmic practices, and aural skills. This course also serves as an introductory course for students interested in a major or minor in music.

MCTH113, 114 Integrated Theory (3,3) QR

This two-semester sequence of courses is the study of the development of the materials of music, and the cultivation of an appreciation and understanding of musical style through comprehensive analysis and composition. Harmonic materials of the 17th through 20th centuries are correlated with instruction in written and keyboard harmony, beginning in MCTH113 with basic diatonic intervals and chord structure, and progressing in MCTH114 to common practice chord usage, including borrowed dominant harmonies. Analysis and composition studies culminate in a 16-measure original four-part chorale at the end of MCTH114. Prerequisite: MCTH104 or passing the Music Theory Proficiency Exam. MCTH/CS160 must be taken while enrolled in either of these courses. MCTH113 is a prerequisite for MCTH114.

MCTH115, 116 Ear Training/Sight-Singing I and II (1,1)

This is the lab component of Integrated Theory 113, 114. Students learn to develop the ability to hear mentally what they see, as well as to reproduce it with their voices; to understand what they hear in musical sounds, as well as reproduce them in written form. Prerequisite: MCTH104 or passing the Proficiency Exam. MCTH115 is a prerequisite for MCTH114 and 116.

MCTH157, 257, 357, 457 Improvisation (1,1,1,1 )

Jazz Theory: beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques. Direct applications will be made to your own applied instrument/voice.

MCTH160/CS160 MIDI Music Publishing (1) AT

This course is designed to teach anyone, even non-musicians, how to create professional looking music scores quickly with the aid of the computer for personal use and for transporting music to other instruments. This course is currently taught using FINALE software. The course also discusses the principles of MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) Sequencing, and Analog vs Digital Recording.

MCTH202 Studio Recording 2 (2)

This class focuses on the use of audio effects, MIDI, sequencing, and learning to understand technical language such as audio specifications. As in the previous class, a personal project is used to experiment with newly acquired knowledge. Prerequisite: MCTH102.

MCTH203, 204 Integrated Theory (3,3)

This class is designed to build upon the basic tenets of music theory covered in MCTH113/114. Over the course of two semesters a wide range of musical styles from the Baroque to the present will be explored. The emphasis is on more complex chords such as the Augmented 6ths, and larger forms such as those from the Classic and Romantic eras. Prerequisites: MCTH113–116 and MCTH/CS160; MCTH203, 205 are prerequisites for MCTH204, 206.

MCTH205, 206 Ear Training/Sight-Singing III and IV (1,1)

Students will further hone their ability to notate melody, harmony, and rhythm accurately “by ear” through dictation exercises. In addition, students will improve their ability to sing melodies and broken chords in rhythm on sight through sight-reading exercises. They must be taken concurrently with MCTH203 and 204. Prerequisites: MCTH113–116 and MCTH/CS160.

MCTH210 Songwriting (3) AT

This course is designed for any student who has ever felt the desire to attain self-expression, through the art of songwriting. Examples of highly effective song compositions will be studied. Basic harmonic chord structures will be taught with the use of guitar and piano as the accompanying instruments. Studies, exercises, and methods in the course will be focused on rhythm, lyrics, melody, harmony, rhythmic “feel/groove” and other expressive facets of music. Various song styles and forms will be studied, as well as Introductions and Endings. Students will compose songs within a group, in collaboration with partner lyricists/musicians, and by themselves. Ways to protect the intellectual properties (copyrights) of the writer(s) and promote one’s music will be studied.

MCTH260/CS260 Advanced MIDI Music Publishing (1)

This course is designed to enhance FINALE experience gained in MCTH/CS160 by giving the student working knowledge of MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) Sequencing and Digital Audio Recording techniques through the use of the powerful computer-based Digital Audio Workstation software product known as Sonar X-1. Student will learn to record, edit, mix and master professional music tracks and export to mp3 and CD formats. Prerequisite: MCTH/CS160.

MCTH341 Counterpoint (3)

Through score study and continual written practice, students will acquire the skills and techniques for writing counterpoint in the 18th century style. Prerequisites: MCTH204 and 206 or instructor approval.

MCTH343, 344 Composition (2,2)

Individual lesson in composition. Fee. Prerequisite: MCTH203 and MCTH205.

MCTH352 Modern Analytical Techniques (2)

The music of the twentieth century is remarkably diverse in its styles and techniques; there is no single common practice in this music, rather, a wide spectrum of materials and treatments. This course is designed to familiarize students with the most widely used of these, including extended tertian harmony, quartal and secondal harmony, church modes, pandiatonicism, polytonality, interval sets, atonalism, twelve-tone serialism, synthetic scales, rhythmic and metric devices, and changes in music notation that have occurred due to the composition of music with aleatoric elements. Analytical systems developed by prominent composer/theorists will be studied (e.g. Hindemith, Hanson, Forte) and used along with the analytical practices studied in earlier music theory courses. Compositions from the 20th Century will be considered in historical and analytical contexts. Prerequisite: MCTH204 and 206, MCHL350 and 351 or approval of department chairperson.

MCTH371, 372 Composing and Arranging for Jazz Ensemble (2,2)

By the end of the semester, through the study and application of a variety of integrative analytical models, the composition and jazz arranging student will demonstrate competence in their ability to understand and express in verbal and written language, all facets under study of the various acoustic qualities of wind, and percussion instruments used in jazz plus an understanding of the conventional pitch range, transposition, and most characteristic scoring practices applied to all the musical instruments belonging to the aforementioned instrumental groupings. Prerequisites: MCTH203 and MCTH205 or instructor approval.

MCTH398 Readings in Music Theory (Variable)

Independent study

MCTH399 Independent Project (Variable)

Independent study. Study may cover, but not be limited to, the following areas: studio recording project; advanced composition; arranging or sequencing with midi technology; Schenker analysis.

MCTH415 Instrumentation/Orchestration (2)

Through the study and application of a variety of integrative analytical models, the instrumentation/orchestration student will demonstrate competence in theirge ability to understand and express in verbal and written language, all facets under study of the various acoustic qualities of string, wind, and percussion instruments plus an understanding of the conventional pitch range, transposition, and most characteristic scoring practices applied to all the musical instruments belonging to the aforementioned instrumental groupings. Prerequisite: MCTH352.