Choral Conducting (MM)

Program Requirements

Common Core

In this course music majors will learn how to market themselves, create their own brand and lay the groundwork for their post-college careers. The course will cover the basics of self-assessment, bio writing, resume building, networking, self-promotion, professional communications and presentations, e-portfolios, social media and other strategies used by professional musicians.

Prerequisites: none

An intensive study of choral conducting technique and performance practices.

Prerequisites: none

Restricted Electives

Private Conducting Lessons - Choose 3 Credit(s). 3 semesters @ 1 credit per semester

An intensive study of wind band conducting technique and performance practice.

Prerequisites: none

Ensemble Practicum - Choose 4 Credit(s). 4 semesters at 1 credit per semester

Participation in any regularly scheduled ensemble of the Department of Music. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Music History - Choose 3 Credit(s). Alternatively, an online course in music history may be taken. Please consult with your advisor.

A survey of important music literature of the 14th through the 16th century with emphasis upon the cultural, economical and philosophical forces which shaped the musical trends and influenced the composer and his compositions.

Prerequisites: none

A study of the composers and their literature which represented the changing styles as dictated by the musical tastes of the period. Speical attention is given the evolution and/or development of the major musical forms and genres.

Prerequisites: none

A study in detail of the development of musical forms and style of the 19th century, the important composers of this period, the society in which they lived and how it affected their lives and works.

Prerequisites: none

A study of the dominant and varied musical energies of the 19th century as seen through the study of scores and the music of its composers.

Prerequisites: none

This course presents the major composers of the 20th century and representative musical compositions. Beginning with Mahler and Debussy, other composers include Stavinsky, Bartok, Schoenberg, Berg, Copland, Crumb, and Messiaen. Included are reading and writing assignments; students should plan to spend part of each week listening to assigned materials in the music library.

Prerequisites: none

Explore the musics of the world and the cultures that they came from. Includes projects to develop classes in K-12 education. Participation in an off-campus musical event (concert/celebration/festival) required.

Prerequisites: none

The role of women in music, from Hildegard of Bingen to Lady Gaga and beyond.

Prerequisites: none

Prepare for, and participate in, a musical tour. Destinations will vary with each offering, and may include international experiences. Prior to travel, class sessions will deal with the music and culture of the destination. There will be additional travel expenses associated with the class.

Prerequisites: none

Music Theory - Choose 3 Credit(s). Alternatively, an online course in music theory may be taken. Please consult with your advisor.

Significant musical forms, past and present. Prerequisite: MUS 232

Prerequisites: none

Arranging music for the school band and orchestra.

Prerequisites: none

Arranging music for choral ensembles.

Prerequisites: none

Writing and analysis stressing the linear approach to composition, motivic development, and the imitation process. The invention, Fugue, and Chorale Prelude are examined.

Prerequisites: none

Choral Literature - Choose 3 Credit(s). 3 semesters @ 1 cr. per semester

An intensive survey of choral repertory.

Prerequisites: none

Unrestricted Electives

Capstone Course

Music students who write a thesis for their terminal project can register for this course. A faculty advisor must be selected before approval will be given.

Prerequisites: none