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101. Introduction to Music Literature (3) (F, W, S) Designed to acquaint the student with concepts of form and style in music as exemplified in masterworks from the Middle Ages to the present.
 

102. World Music Cultures (3) (F, W, S) A survey of the musical traditions of selected representative world cultures: Oceania, East Asia, Indonesia, India, Africa, the Middle East and North America.

103. Music Fundamentals (3) (F, W, S) Students are introduced to the rudiments of western musical notation and are given foundational training in music theory and ear training. This course is designed for students with a limited background in music. Those interested in pursuing more advanced studies will be able to enroll in MUSC 111 and MUSC 111L after successful completion of this course.

105R. Group Performance Instruction (2) (S) Class instruction for beginners in voice, piano, and instrumental music. Special fee required for piano and instrumental instruction. (Piano section only: music majors needing to pass piano proficiency will be given preference. Non music majors may contact instructor the first day of class)

110R. University Chorale (1-2) (F, W, S) Open to all students who desire an opportunity to participate in a singing organization. May be repeated up to four semesters for credit. Fee required.

111. Music Theory I (3) (F, W) A study of the essentials of music for beginning musicians. Three class sessions per week with two accompanying laboratory sessions. MUSC 111L is the lab portion of this class and must be taken concurrently. (Prerequisite: MUSC 103 or Pre-theory test. Corequisite: MUSC 111L)

111L. Elementary Musicianship I Lab (1) (F, W) Group instruction for music majors to provide basic musicianship skills for beginning theory, sight singing and ear training. This course is the lab portion of MUSC 111 (Prerequisite: MUSC 103 or Pre-theory test. Corequisite: MUSC 111)

112. Music Theory II (3) (W, S) An in-depth study of the harmonic techniques of the eighteenth century with emphasis on diatonic choral writing through the seventh chord. Class meets three days per week with a required laboratory session two days per week. MUSC 112L is the lab portion of this class and must be taken concurrently. (Prerequisite: MUSC 111/L. Corequisite: MUSC 112L)

112L. Elementary Musicianship II Lab (1) (W, S) Group instruction for music majors to provide basic musicianship skills for beginning theory, sight singing and ear training. This course is the lab portion of MUSC 112. (Prerequisite: MUSC 111/L. Corequisite: MUSC 112)

159R. Individual Instruction (1-2) (F, W, S) Private Instruction for non-music majors, or for music majors in World Music Studies track. Consists of twelve 1/2-hour lessons and may include Master class attendance. Fee required. (Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor)

160R. Individual Instruction (1-3) (F, W, S) Private instruction for freshman-level music majors. Consists of 12 one-hour lessons. The student participates in a recital and jury. Instructor's consent required. Master class participation required. Fee required. (Prerequisite: Audition and acceptance as music major) 

161. Introduction to Piano Technique (2) (F) Advanced pianists learn to play with relaxed muscular control; additionally, how to prepare repertoire independently of the private teacher. (Prerequisite: Admission into piano program by audition)

191. Keyboard Harmony I (2) (S-even) Functional keyboard skills including harmonization, improvisation, and transposition are developed and refined. (Pre or corequisites: MUSC 111/L and Audition)

199R. Service Leadership Internship in Music (1-3) (Variable) Off-campus service learning. Activities related to the major and employment will be approved. Prior approval is necessary, a program coordinated by a faculty member and an on-site supervisor.

202. Conducting (2) (S) Instrumental and choral conducting techniques. Score reading, formal analysis, terminology, beat pattern, phrasing, tempo, and styles. (Prerequisites: MUSC 112/L)

211. Music Theory III (3) (F) Continuation of MUSC 112 through modulation, chromaticism, and harmonic techniques of the nineteenth century. MUSC 211L is the lab portion of this class and must be taken concurrently. (Prerequisites: MUSC 112/L)

211L. Elementary Musicianship III (1) (F) Group instruction for music majors to provide musicianship skills for intermediate theory, sight singing and ear training. This course is the lab portion of MUSC 211. (Prerequisites: MUSC 112/L)

225R. Concert Choir (1-2) (F, W, S) Enrollment by permission of the instructor after audition. Fee required. (Prerequisite: Audition required)

235R. Broadway Revue (1-2) (F, W) Preparation and performance of individual and ensemble numbers from various musical theatre shows. (Prerequisite: Audition required)

238R. Symphonic Band (1-2) (F, W, S) A performance ensemble consisting of Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion instruments. Repertoire includes arrangements of traditional song, original literature, and band/orchestral transcriptions. Admission by audition and/or permission of the instructor. (Prerequisite: Audition required)

239R. Salsa Orchestra (1) (F, W) A latin-jazz ensemble exploring the music of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Brazil. (Prerequisite: Audition required)

240R. Shaka Steel (1) (F, W, S) Steel drum band with roots in the music of Trinidad. No previous steel pan experience necessary, but ability to read music and collaborate is required. (Prerequisite: Audition required)

241R. Polynesian Drum Ensemble (1) (F, W, S) Explores the drumming traditions of Tahiti, the Cook Islands and elsewhere in the Pacific. No previous drumming experience required, but a strong practice ethic is expected. No audition required.

242R. Polynesian Music Ensemble (1) (variable) Explores the musical traditions of Polynesia, including instruction in ukulele and collaborative performance. No audition required. 

243R. Hawaiian Music Ensemble (1) (variable) Explores the musical traditions of Hawaii with an emphasis on traditional song and performance. No audition required.

244R. Jazz Ensemble (1-2) (S) Exploration of the field of jazz, with emphasis on contemporary styling, dynamics, interpretation, and ensemble balance. (Prerequisite: Audition required)

246R. Brass Ensemble (1) (F, W) Exploration of brass traditions, ranging from traditional brass quintet repertoire to New Orleans street band traditions. (Prerequisite: Audition required) 

247R. Chamber Orchestra (1) (F, W) Exploration of the orchestral music of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods of the Western musical tradition. A core of string players is joined by winds, brass and percussion players as occasions may demand. (Prerequisite: Audition required)

248R. Chamber Music (1) (F, W, S) Small chamber groups (duets, trios, quartets) of strings and winds explore the relevant repertoire from the classical tradition. (Prerequisite: Audition required)

250R. Piano Accompanying Ensemble (1-2) (F, W, S) Piano Pedagogy majors serve as accompanists for one ensemble, or for two private voice or instrumental students. (Prerequisite: Piano major.)

260R. Individual Instruction (1-3) (F, W, S) Private instruction for sophomore-level music majors. Consists of 12 sixty-minute lessons. The student participates in a recital and jury. Instructor's consent required. Fee required. Master class participation required. (Prerequisites: MUSC 160R, 2 semesters)

264. Percussion Methods and Materials (3) (Variable) Study of pedagogical materials and teaching techniques appropriate to the primary percussion instruments including snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion and related instruments. Fee required.

276. Diction for Singers: English and Italian (2) (F-even) Language diction for singers: English and Italian lyric diction with an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as a tool for studying speech sounds of sung language. (Prerequisite: Voice major)

277. Diction for Singers: German (1) (W-odd) Foreign-language diction for singers: German with an introduction to the international phonetic alphabet as a tool for studying speech sounds of sung language. (Prerequisite: Voice major, MUSC 276)

278. Diction for Singers: French (1) (S-odd) Foreign-language diction for singers: French with an introduction to the international phonetic alphabet as a tool for studying speech sounds of sung language. (Prerequisite: Voice major, MUSC 276)

291. Keyboard Harmony II (2) (S-odd) Keyboard harmony with an emphasis on analysis, improvisation, and other functional skills required of piano teachers and performers. (Prerequisites: MUSC 191)

301. History of Popular Music (3) (Variable) Examines music in contemporary American society in all its popular, classical, and cultural manifestations with emphasis on the growth of music as an entertainment business. (Prerequisite: MUSC 101)

328R. Opera and Music Theatre Workshop (1) (S-odd) Performances of excerpts from opera and musical theatre including scenes, arias, song, duets, and ensemble numbers. Students participate in the creation of the theme and selection of the numbers and works to be presented. (Prerequisite: Audition required)

333. Introduction to Piano Pedagogy (3) (W-odd) An introduction to the profession of piano teaching. Methodology of piano teaching from the beginning to early advanced levels. (Prerequisites: MUSC 112/L and acceptance into MUSC 360R)

333L. Supervised Teaching, Piano (2) (W-odd) Students offer individual piano instruction to 4-6 beginning- and intermediate-level students through the BYU–Hawaii Youth Conservatory. (Prerequisite: MUSC 333)

344R. Collaborative Arts for Pianists (1-2) (F) Pianists learn the art of collaborative interpretation with instrumentalists and vocalists. Skills are emphasized including sight-reading, following, setting tempo, and clef reading. Master-class attendance required.

360R. Individual Instruction (1-4) (F, W, S) Private instruction for junior-level music majors. Consists of 12 sixty-minute lessons. The student participates in a recital and jury. Instructor's consent required. Fee required. Master class participation required. Students register for four credits in the final semester and present a solo recital. (Prerequisite: MUSC 260R, two semesters)

363. Vocal Pedagogy (3) (F) Problems and solutions in vocal training; the physical nature of the voice including vocal acoustics, technical and artistic preparation to be a teacher of singing. (Prerequisites: MUSC 260R, 2 semesters, and completion of piano proficiency exam)

364. Contemporary Vocal Methods (2) (S) The study of popular singing styles currently in use by performers in contemporary entertainment including musical theater, pop, belt, gospel and soul. (Prerequisites: MUSC 260R, 2 semesters, and completion of piano proficiency exam)

384. Music History I: Antiquity to 1750 (3) (F) The history of Western Art Music with emphasis on analysis and the interconnection of music with religion, philosophy and economics from the Greeks to 1750. (Prerequisites: MUSC 112/L)

385. Music History II: 1750 to 1900 (3) (W) The history of Western art music with emphasis on analysis and the interconnection of music with religion, philosophy and economics from 1750 to 1900. (Prerequisites: MUSC 112/L)

386. Music History III: Music since 1900 (3) (S) The history of Western art music with emphasis on analysis and the interconnection of music with religion, philosophy and economics from 1900 to the present. (Prerequisites: MUSC 112/L)

390R. Special Topics in Music (1-3) (Variable)

399R. Internship in Music (1-12) (Variable) Credit for applied experience in music. Prior approval must be obtained and coordinated by a faculty member and on-site supervisor.

401. Careers in Music (2) (W)  Information on bridging the gap between graduation and securing a living as a musician.  Focus on individualized career development, business skills including marketing, and career self-management.  In addition, students will create a professional portfolio including a website, resume, and headshot. (Prerequisite: Music Major)

402. Seminar in Ethnomusicology (3) (Variable) Examines ethnomusicology as academic discipline. Survey of history, theory, and methodology. Relations between musicology, anthropology, folklore and cultural studies. (Prerequisite: MUSC 102, 112/L, 160R, two semesters)

430. Computer Music Technology (2) (Variable) A survey of current computer applications relating to the field of music. Includes a study of software relating to composition, performance, analysis, teaching and research. (Prerequisite: Pre-certification major)

460R. Individual Instruction (1-4) (F, W, S) Private instruction for senior-level music majors. Consists of 12 sixty-minute lessons. The student participates in a recital and jury. Instructor's consent required. Fee required. Master class participation required. Students register for 4 credits in the final semester and present a solo recital. (Prerequisite: MUSC 360R, 2 semesters)

464. Keyboard Literature I (3) (F-even) A survey of the standard repertoire of keyboard literature from 1150 to 1850. (Prerequisites: MUSC 112/L and 360R)

465. Keyboard Literature II (3) (W-even) A survey of the standard repertoire of keyboard literature from 1850 to the present. (Prerequisites: MUSC 112/L and 360R)

466. Vocal Literature I (2) (W) A survey of the standard repertoire of art song for the concert singer. (Prerequisites: Completion of core and 2 semesters of MUSC 260R)

467. Vocal Literature II (2) (S) A survey of the standard repertoire of opera, oratorio, and musical theatre. (Prerequisites: Completion of core and 2 semesters of MUSC 260R)

474. String Orchestral Literature I (1) (Variable) This course is designed to familiarize string majors with the technique and traditions of orchestral literature and performance.

475. String Orchestral Literature II (1) (Variable) This course is designed to familiarize string majors with the technique and traditions of orchestral literature and performance.

476. String Orchestral Literature III (1) (Variable) This course is designed to familiarize string majors with the technique and traditions of orchestral literature and performance.

477. String Orchestral Literature IV (1) (Variable) This course is designed to familiarize string majors with the technique and traditions of orchestral literature and performance.

496R. Student Research (1-3) (Variable) Supervised individual research for students who have been granted a student research associateship.