MUSC - Music--Theory and Composition

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

MUSC 139 Aural Skills I

MusC 139 Aural Skills I (2 cr)

Exercises and drill in sight-singing and ear training. Three lec-labs a wk. Recommended coreq: MusA 145. (Fall only)

Prereq: Permission

MUSC 140 Aural Skills II

MusC 140 Aural Skills II (2 cr)

Exercises and drill in sight-singing and ear training. Three lec-labs a wk. Recommended coreq: MusA 146. (Spring only)

Prereq: 'C' or better in MusC 139

MUSC 141 Theory of Music I

MusC 141 Theory of Music I (2 cr)

Melodic and harmonic materials, part-writing skills, and analysis. (Fall only)

Prereq: Permission

MUSC 142 Theory of Music II

MusC 142 Theory of Music II (2 cr)

Harmonic materials, part-writing skills, and analysis. (Spring only)

Prereq: 'C' or better in MusC 141 or Permission

MUSC 200 Seminar

MusC 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

MUSC 203 Workshop

MusC 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

MUSC 204 Special Topics

MusC 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

MUSC 225 Composition

MusC J225/J425/J525 Composition (2 cr, max arr)

For Music Majors. The craft of musical composition, using original composition assignments to focus on common techniques used by past and contemporary composers and to develop skill in notation. Active participation and performance is emphasized. MusC 425 and 525 increasingly emphasize varied media and larger forms, but with value being placed on creativity and originality. In MusC 425 and 525, class meetings are supplemented by private lessons.

Prereq or Coreq: MusC 141 or Permission

MUSC 239 Aural Skills III

MusC 239 Aural Skills III (1 cr)

Continuation of MusC 140. Two lec-labs a wk. Recommended coreq: MusA 245. (Fall only)

Prereq: 'C' or better in MusC 139-140

Coreq or Prereq: MusC 241

MUSC 240 Aural Skills IV

MusC 240 Aural Skills IV (1 cr)

Continuation of MusC 140. Two lec-labs a wk. Recommended coreq: MusA 246. (Spring only)

Prereq: 'C' or better in MusC 239

Coreq or Prereq: MusC 242

MUSC 241 Theory of Music III

MusC 241 Theory of Music III (3 cr)

(Fall only)

Prereq: 'C' or better in MusC 142

MUSC 242 Theory of Music IV

MusC 242 Theory of Music IV (3 cr)

(Spring only)

Prereq: 'C' or better in MusC 241

MUSC 299 Directed Study

MusC 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

MUSC 328 Instrumental and Choral Arranging

MusC 328 Instrumental and Choral Arranging (2 cr)

Principles of instrumentation, transcription, and arranging with emphasis on idiomatic instrumental and choral writing leading to projects in scoring for chamber, band, orchestral, and vocal ensembles. (Spring only)

Prereq: 'C' or better in MusC 242

MUSC 329 Theoretical Basis of Jazz

MusC 329 Theoretical Basis of Jazz (2 cr)

Harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and stylistic analysis of principal trends. (Fall only)

Prereq: MusC 141 or Permission

MUSC 331 Counterpoint

MusC 331 Counterpoint (3 cr)

Style and technique of polyphonic 16th century vocal music through 18th century instrumental music, with emphasis on two- to three-part writing; motet, canon, invention, and fugue.

Prereq: MusC 242 or Permission

MUSC 400 Seminar

MusC 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

MUSC 403 Workshop

MusC 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

MUSC 404 Special Topics

MusC 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

MUSC 425 Composition

MusC 425 Composition (2 cr, max arr)

See MusC J225/J425/J525.

MUSC 426 Electronic Music

MusC 426 Electronic Music (2 cr)

Techniques of musical composition using electronic media. (Spring, Alt/odd yrs)

Prereq: MusC 242 or Permission

MUSC 437 Music in Film

MusC J437/J537 Music in Film (3 cr)

A seminar in the processes, techniques and evaluation of music as used in film. Materials will change each time the course is offered but the major focus will be main-stream motion pictures. Students enrolled for graduate credit will be expected to complete deeper analysis of selected film scores, and to make a presentation in class. (Fall, Alt/odd yrs)

MUSC 442 Musical Analysis

MusC 442 Musical Analysis (2 cr)

Study of traditional forms and analytical techniques. (Spring only)

Prereq: MusC 242

MUSC 480 Senior Thesis in Music Theory I

MusC 480 Senior Thesis in Music Theory I (1 cr)

Extended research paper, with documentation; subject to be determined in consultation with supervising faculty.

Prereq: MusC 442

MUSC 481 Senior Thesis in Music Theory II

MusC 481 Senior Thesis in Music Theory II (1 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

Continuation and completion of extended research paper, with documentation; subject to be determined in consultation with supervising faculty.

Prereq: MusC 480

MUSC 490 Senior Recital

MusC 490 Senior Recital (0 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

For students in composition required to have a full recital. Graded P/F.

Prereq: audition and Permission

Coreq: MusC 425

MUSC 499 Directed Study

MusC 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

MUSC 500 Master's Research and Thesis

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

MUSC 501 Seminar

MusC 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

MUSC 502 Directed Study

MusC 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

MUSC 503 Workshop

MusC 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

MUSC 504 Special Topics

MusC 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

MUSC 505 Professional Development

MUSC 521 Musical Analysis

MusC 521 Musical Analysis (3 cr)

Analysis of selected musical compositions.

Prereq: Permission

MUSC 525 Composition

MusC 525 Composition (2 cr, max arr)

See MusC J225/J425/J525.

MUSC 537 Music in Film

MusC 537 Music in Film (3 cr)

See MusC J437/J537.

MUSC 541 Graduate Theory Review

MusC 541 Graduate Theory Review (1 cr)

Review of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic materials, part-writing skills and analysis. This course will not count towards the graduate music curriculum.

MUSC 590 Master's Comp Recital

MusC 590 (s) Master's Recital (0 cr)

For students whose degree requires a composition recital as part of the degree requirements. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Audition and Permission of committee

Coreq: MusC 525

MUSC 599 Research

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

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission