MUSA - Music--Applied Performance

Torrey E. Lawrence, Director, Lionel Hampton School of Music (205 Music Bldg. 83844-4015; phone 208/885-6231; e-mail music@uidaho.edu).

Vertically-related courses in this subject field are:  MUSA 145-MUSA 146-MUSA 245-MUSA 246.

MUSA 114 Studio Instruction

MusA 114 (s) Studio Instruction (1 cr, max arr)

For secondary or minor instrument, nonmajors, and undeclared majors; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction. Instruction offered in piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, or guitar. Final exam conducted by jury in some sections.

Prereq: Audition or Permission

MUSA 115 Studio Instruction

MusA 115 (s) Studio Instruction (2 cr, max 8)

For music majors. Review of fundamentals of technique and musicianship in preparation for MusA 124 and MusA 134. Maximum two semesters on the same instrument.

Prereq: Placement audition by committee

MUSA 116 Concert Choir--Vandaleers

MusA J116/J316/J516 Concert Choir--Vandaleers (1 cr, max arr)

Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards. Field trips.

Prereq: Audition and Permission

MUSA 117 University Choir

MusA J117/J317/J517 (s) University Choir (1 cr, max arr)

Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 118 Jazz Choir

MusA J118/J318/J518 (s) Jazz Choir (1 cr, max arr)

Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 119 Marching Band

MusA J119/J319/J519 (s) Marching Band (1-3 cr, max arr)

Open to all students. Performance at home football games and other events and travel to selected away football games; field trips. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards. (Fall only)

MUSA 120 Wind Ensemble

MusA J120/J320/J520 (s) Wind Ensemble (1 cr, max arr)
Open to all students by audition. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard. Prereq: Audition and Permission

MUSA 121 Concert Band

MusA J121/J321/J521 (s) Concert Band (1 cr, max arr)

Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

MUSA 122 Orchestra

MusA J122/J322/J522 (s) Orchestra (1 cr, max arr)

Open to all students. Students earning upper division and graduate credits will be held to higher standards.

Prereq: Audition and Permission

MUSA 123 Jazz Ensemble

MusA J123/J323/J523 (s) Jazz Ensemble (1 cr, max arr)

Open to all students. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.

Prereq: Audition and Permission

MUSA 124 Studio Instruction

MusA 124 (s) Studio Instruction (2 cr, max arr)

For music majors in music degree programs other than performance; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction plus convocation/area recital/studio class; final exam conducted by jury. See MusA 114 for instruction areas.

Prereq: Placement audition by committee

MUSA 134 Studio Instruction

MusA 134 (s) Studio Instruction (3 cr, max arr)

For music majors in the B.Mus. performance degree; may not be taken for audit. Weekly instruction plus convocation/area recital/studio class; final exam conducted by jury. See MusA 114 for instruction areas.

Prereq: Placement audition by committee

MUSA 143 Piano Class for Non-Majors

MusA 143 Piano Class for Non-Majors (1 cr)

Beginning piano for non-majors. (Spring only)

MUSA 145 Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors

MusA 145 (s) Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors(1 cr)

May not be taken for audit. The first semester of a four-semester beginning piano sequence. Two lec-labs a wk. (Fall only)

Prereq: Major or minor in the School of Music or Permission

MUSA 146 Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors

MusA 146 Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors(1 cr)

May not be taken for audit. The second semester of a four-semester beginning piano sequence. Two lec-labs a wk. (Spring only)

Prereq: 'C' or better in MusA 145 or Permission

MUSA 147 Voice Class

MusA 147 Voice Class (1 cr)

May not be taken for audit. For beginning singers. Two lec-labs a wk.

MUSA 153 Guitar Class

MusA 153 Guitar Class (2 cr)

Group instruction in guitar. May not be taken for audit.

MUSA 180 Opera/Musical Theatre Studio

MusA J180/J380/J580 (s) Opera/Musical Theatre Studio (1-3 cr, max arr)
Analysis, rehearsal, and performance of operatic and musical theatre literature. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.
Prereq: Audition and Permission

MUSA 200 Seminar

MusA 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

MUSA 203 Workshop

MusA 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

MUSA 204 Special Topics

MusA 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

MUSA 210 Jazz Improvisation

MusA 210 Jazz Improvisation (2 cr)

Overview of basic jazz improvisation with an emphasis on style and basic jazz theory. (Spring only)

MUSA 212 Introduction to Jazz Piano I

MusA 212 Introduction to Jazz Piano I (1 cr)

Interpretation of fake books and lead sheets in various styles including swing, blues, ballad, Latin and pop. Emphasis on chord voicings, comping, style, and basic improvisation. Recommended Preparation: Equivalent of 2 years piano instruction.

MUSA 213 Introduction to Jazz Piano II

MusA 213 Introduction to Jazz Piano II (1 cr)

This course is designed to expand upon styles and techniques learned in Intro to Jazz Piano I.

Prereq: MusA 212

MUSA 245 Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors

MusA 245 (s) Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors (1 cr)

May not be taken for audit. The third semester of a four-semester beginning piano sequence. Two lec-labs a wk. (Fall only)

Prereq: 'C' or better in MusA 146

MUSA 246 Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors

MusA 246 Piano Class for Music Majors/Minors (1 cr)

May not be taken for audit. The fourth semester of a four-semester beginning piano sequence. Two lec-labs a wk. (Spring only) Prereq: 'C' or better in MusA 245 or Permission

MUSA 299 Directed Study

MusA 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

MUSA 314 Studio Instruction

MusA 314 (s) Studio Instruction (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA 114 for description.

Prereq: MusA 124 or MusA 134 on the same instrument or Permission

MUSA 315 Collaborative Piano

MusA J315/J515 Collaborative Piano (1 cr, max arr)

Principles of collaborative piano; lab assignments under supervision.

Prereq: Audition and completion of semester of MusA 124 or MusA 134

MUSA 316 Concert Choir--Vandaleers

MusA 316 Concert Choir--Vandaleers (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J116/J316/J516

MUSA 317 University Chorus

MusA 317 (s) University Choir (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J117/J317/J517.

MUSA 318 Jazz Choir

MusA 318 (s) Jazz Choir (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J118/J318/J518.

MUSA 319 Marching Band

MusA 319 (s) Marching Band (1-3 cr, max arr)

See MusA J119/J319/J519

MUSA 320 Wind Ensemble

MusA 320 (s) Wind Ensemble (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J120/J320/J520.

MUSA 321 Concert Band

MusA 321 (s) Concert Band (1 cr, max arr)

MusA J121/J321/J521

MUSA 322 Orchestra

MusA 322 (s) Orchestra (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J122/J322/J522.

MUSA 323 Jazz Ensemble

MusA 323 (s) Jazz Ensemble (1 cr, max arr)

See J123/J323/J523.

MUSA 324 Studio Instruction

MusA 324 (s) Studio Instruction (2 cr, max arr)

See MusA 124 for description; see 'Upper-Division Standing' in part 5 for prerequisites.

MUSA 326 Pep Band

MusA J326/J526 Pep Band (1 cr, max arr)

Open to all students. Performances at home basketball games and other events. Travel to conference tournament. Recommended Preparation: MusA J119/J319/J519. (Spring only)

Prereq: Audition and Permission

MUSA 334 Studio Instruction

MusA 334 (s) Studio Instruction (3 cr, max arr)

See MusA 134 for description; see 'Upper-Division Standing' in part 5 for prerequisites.

MUSA 365 Chamber Ensemble

MusA J365/J565 (s) Chamber Ensemble (1 cr, max arr)

Open to all students. Performance opportunities in chamber ensembles: string, brass, woodwind, percussion, keyboard, vocal, and mixed. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.

Prereq: Audition and Permission

MUSA 366 Orchestral Repertoire

MusA J366/J566 Orchestral Repertoire (1 cr, max arr)

Meets one hour weekly to increase familiarity with standard orchestral works. Emphasizes intonation, blend, stylistic awareness, and ensemble precision. Features mock auditions and special guests. Students earning graduate credit will be held to a higher standard.

Prereq: Recommendation of studio instructor or Permission

MUSA 380 Opera/Musical Theatre Studio

MusA 380 (s) Opera/Musical Theatre Studio (1-3 cr, max arr)

See MusA J180/J280/J580.

MUSA 387 Conducting I

MusA 387 Conducting I (2 cr)

Conducting techniques, score reading, and interpretation of scores for large choral and instrumental ensembles. (Fall only)

Prereq: MusC 141

MUSA 400 Seminar

MusA 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

MUSA 403 Workshop

MusA 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

MUSA 404 Special Topics

MusA 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

MUSA 410 Advanced Jazz Improvisation

MusA 410 Advanced Jazz Improvisation (2 cr)

Advanced study of jazz improvisation with an emphasis on advanced jazz theory, transcription, and developing facility in all keys. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit. (Fall only)

Prereq: MusA 210

MUSA 455 Keyboard Performance Practices

MusA J455/J555 Keyboard Performance Practices (1 cr)

Study of interpretation of keyboard music from Baroque through 20th century; learn to interpret scores, teach, and perform keyboard music stylistically; acquire knowledge of major performing artists and recordings from each period of music. Registration for graduate credit requires additional research into original treatises from each period of music, resulting in the editing of a piece of music from each of these periods. (Fall, Alt/even yrs).

MUSA 487 Conducting II

MusA 487 Conducting II (2 cr)

(Spring only)
Prereq: MusA 387 or Permission

MUSA 490 Half Recital

MusA 490 Half Recital (0 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

For students required to have one-half recital. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Audition and be enrolled in at least the second semester of MuSA 324 or MusA 334 individual instruction and Permission

Coreq: MusA 324 or 334

MUSA 491 Recital

MusA 491 Recital (0 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

For students required to have a full recital. May be repeated. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Audition and be enrolled in at least the third semester of MusA 324 or MusA 334 Individual Instruction and Permission

Coreq: MusA 334

MUSA 492 Elective Half Recital

MusA 492 Elective Half Recital (0 cr)

For students who wish to present an elective half recital. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Audition and Permission

Coreq: MusA 324 or 334

MUSA 493 Elective Recital

MusA 493 Elective Recital (0 cr)

For students who and wish to present an elective full recital. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Audition and Permission

Coreq: MusA 324 or 334

MUSA 499 Directed Study

MusA 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

MUSA 500 Master's Research and Thesis

MusA 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

MUSA 501 Seminar

MusA 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

MUSA 502 Directed Study

MusA 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

MUSA 503 Workshop

MusA 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

MUSA 504 Special Topics

MusA 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

MUSA 505 Professional Development

MUSA 514 Studio Instruction

MusA 514 (s) Studio Instruction (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA 114 for description.

MUSA 515 Collaborative Piano

MusA 515 Collaborative Piano (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J315/J515.

MUSA 516 Concert Choir--Vandaleers

MusA 516 Concert Choir--Vandaleers (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J116/J316/J516.

MUSA 517 University Chorus

MusA 517 (s) University Choir (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J117/J317/J517.

MUSA 518 Jazz Choir

MusA 518 (s) Jazz Choir (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J118/J318/J518.

MUSA 519 Marching Band

MusA 519 (s) Marching Band (1-3 cr, max arr)

See MusA J119/J319/J519.

MUSA 520 Wind Ensemble

MusA 520 (s) Wind Ensemble (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J120/J320/J520.

MUSA 521 Concert Band

MusA 521 (s) Concert Band (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J121/J321/J521.

MUSA 522 Orchestra

MusA 522 (s) Orchestra (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J122/J322/J522.

MUSA 523 Jazz Ensemble

MusA 523 (s) Jazz Ensemble (1 cr, max arr)
See J123/J323/J523.

MUSA 524 Individual Instruction

MusA 524 (s) Individual Instruction (2-3 cr, max arr)

See MusA 124 for description.

MUSA 526 Pep Band

MusA 526 Pep Band (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J326/J526.

MUSA 534 Individual Instruction

MusA 534 (s) Individual Instruction (3-6 cr, max arr)

For students in the M.Mus. performance degree; see MusA 134 for description.

MUSA 555 Keyboard Performance Practices

MusA 555 Keyboard Performance Practices (1 cr)

See MusA J455/J555.

MUSA 565 Chamber Ensemble

565 (s) Chamber Ensemble (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J365/J565.

MUSA 566 Orchestral Repertoire

MusA 566 Orchestral Repertoire (1 cr, max arr)

See MusA J366/J566.

MUSA 580 Opera/Musical Theatre Studio

MusA J580 (s) Opera/Musical Theatre Studio (1-3 cr, max arr)

See MusA J180/J380/J580.

MUSA 587 Advanced Conducting

MusA 587 (s) Advanced Conducting (1-2 cr, max arr)

Advanced score study, baton technique, expressive gestures for conductors.

Prereq: Undergraduate conducting course

MUSA 590 Elective Master's Recital

MusA 590 (s) Elective Master's Recital (0 cr)

For students whose emphasis is other than performance. May be repeated. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Audition and Permission of committee

Coreq: MusA 524

MUSA 591 Required Master's Recital

MusA 591 (s) Required Master's Recital (0 cr)

For students whose emphasis is in performance. May be repeated. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Audition and Permission of committee

Coreq: MusA 524 or MusA 534

MUSA 599 Research

MusA 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission