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Music Theory

MUCT 111 - Music Theory I

3 hours

Co-requisite: MUCT 121

An integrated study of harmony, keyboard harmony, form, and aural training, focusing mainly on common period tonel practice.  (Fall)

MUCT 121 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I

1 hour

The lab component to accompany Music Theory I. (Fall)

MUCT 151 - Music Theory II

3 hours

Prerequisite: MUCT 111 or permission of the instructor. Co-requisite: MUCT 161

A continuation of the concepts begun in MUCT 111, focusing mainly on Classical period style. (Spring)

MUCT 161 - Ear Training and Sight Singing II

1 hour

The lab component to accompany Music Theory II. (Spring)

MUCT 221 - Music Theory III

3 hours

Prerequisite: MUCT 151 or permission of the instructor

The study of harmony, form, and aural skills based on the chromatic style of the Romantic period. (Fall)

MUCT 251 - Music Theory IV

3 hours

Prerequisite: MUCT 221

The study of harmony, form, and composition based on a wide variety of 20th century styles. (Spring)

MUCT 315 - Form and Analysis

3 hours

Prerequisite: MUCT 251

A study of musical form, both polyphonic and homophonic, covering the period of common practice and emphasizing the late Baroque and Classical periods.

MUCT 414 - Orchestration and Arranging

3 hours

Prerequisite: MUCT 251

The technical aspects of and sound qualities of instruments. Arranging for a variety of instrumental groups. (Spring)

MUCT 420 - Music Composition and Technology

3 hours

Prerequisite: MUCT 221 or permission of the instructor

A course focusing on smaller compositional forms, including ABA, theme and variation and sonatina, as they pertain to contemporary composition. Class will also include lectures on melodic and harmonic development, form, and listening to significant 20th century musical movements. The use of technology and its place in the classroom is studied and implemented into the core curriculum. (Fall)

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