Performance (Voice), BM

Music Degree Programs

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers three distinct degree programs, a minor in music, and a minor in music industry.

The mission of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Music is to assist students in the development of their aural, aesthetic, and analytical capacities in music. This mission is accomplished within a nurturing, student-centered environment where faculty and students strive together for attainment of the following program goals:

  1. To prepare music majors for successful professional careers in music education, studio teaching, music industry, and performance;
  2. To provide music courses for all students that will acquaint them with fundamental music skills, various musical styles, historical periods and literature, the functions of music in the community, and to provide opportunities to participate in the live performance of music;
  3. To encourage students to be continually aware of music as an art form, and to seek opportunities for creative experiences and personal enrichment that are inherent in the study, performance, and production of music; and
  4. To contribute to the artistic and cultural life of the community by providing public concerts and recitals, and other forms of appropriate musical involvement of faculty and students.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Music Courses Designed Specifically for Non-Majors

Music course offerings of special interest to students majoring in fields outside music include various kinds of ensemble experience; 

MUSI 1302Non-major Class Piano I3
MUSI 1303Basic Guitar I3
MUSI 1306UNDERSTANDING AND ENJOYING MUSIC3
MUSI 1310History of Rock and Roll3
MUSI 3310History of Jazz3
MUSI 2302Non-major Class Piano II3
MUSI 2303Basic Guitar II3
MUSI 3334Music Cultures of the World3
MUSI 3370Class Voice3

Admission to Music Degree Programs

Degree-seeking music majors are expected to perform at increasingly higher levels of technical and artistic performance throughout the course of undergraduate study. Assessment of growth in performance is accomplished at the final examination for each semester of Principal Studio enrollment. This consists of a performance before a jury committee composed of music faculty members. Jury committees are charged with two tasks: first, they recommend an advisory jury grade to each student’s studio teacher, and second, they determine if students will pass to the next course in the studio sequence. In order to avoid a situation in which a student attempts the pursuit of a music degree for which there is little or no practical hope of success, the following procedures governing admission to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi music degree programs are closely followed.

All music majors share a common first-year music course enrollment, consisting of Musicianship I and II, Aural Training I and II, Class Piano I and II, First Year Principal Applied Studio I and II, and an appropriate major ensemble. The jury examination for First Year Principal Applied Studio II will serve as an application audition for the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification. Jury committees will approve applications based upon the jury performance and recommendation of the student’s principal studio instructor. Because the Bachelor of Arts program is more broadly focused and not as dependent upon performance, students who are not accepted into the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification programs may continue with the BA. Transfer students who have completed two or more semesters of principal studio at another institution should audition for admission to the BM or BMTC degrees at auditions held during the first week of classes each semester for that purpose. Students may attempt to qualify for the Bachelor of Music or the Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification program only twice.

Ensemble Participation and Requirements

  1. Every full-time music major must enroll, participate and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except the student teaching semester.
  2. Major ensemble requirements must be satisfied in the following ways:
    • A student in any instrumental music degree program whose major instrument is a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument must register for MUEN 1123 Symphonic Winds (1 sch) and/or MUEN 1124 Concert Orchestra (1 sch) or as assigned by the instrumental ensemble directors and the applied teacher, based on auditions as required.
    • A student in any instrumental music degree program whose major instrument is an orchestral stringed instrument must register for MUEN 1124 Concert Orchestra (1 sch) or
    • A student in any vocal/choral/general music degree program must register for MUEN 1151 University Singers (1 sch) as assigned by the choral ensemble director and the applied music teacher, based on auditions as required.
    • Pianists or guitarists in instrumental music degree normally enroll in MUEN 1151 University Singers (1 sch) to fulfill the ensemble requirement. If they play a wind band or orchestral instrument well enough, they may enroll in concert band or orchestra instead.
  3. Exceptions to these policies will be made only with the approval of the student’s applied teacher, the Department Chair and the appropriate ensemble director.

Program Description

Bachelor of Music in Performance

This degree is intended for students whose skills and interest in the performance of music are focused at the professional level. Those who elect this option must be aware that ultimate success in performance careers normally involves further study beyond the bachelor’s degree, as well as a growing accumulation of actual performance experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • gain knowledge of music theory, history, literature, and culture
  • acquire skills necessary to perform, conduct, and/or compose music from various periods and genres
  • acquire knowledge of performance literature appropriate to their medium

Specific Degree Requirements

All music majors must meet all general University and College graduation requirements, including First Year Seminars, regardless of the following specific degree requirements, unless specifically excused. All music degrees require MUSI 1307 Elements of Musical Style (3 sch), which also meets the Core Curriculum Program Fine Arts requirement. Understanding and Enjoying Music (MUSI 1306 UNDERSTANDING AND ENJOYING MUSIC (3 sch)) cannot count towards any degree requirement of the Bachelor of Arts in Music. No music coursework with a grade lower than “C” will be counted toward the completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification, or the Bachelor of Music in Performance, with the following exception. In order to progress to the next level of applied principal lessons (MUAP courses), a student must earn at least an “A” or “B” in his/her lessons and also be recommended to advance by the jury committee. A student who does not advance to the next level of lessons, as recommended by the jury committee, can earn no higher than a “C” in applied music. Students who do not advance in lessons due to their ineligibility to take the Basic Music Skills Assessment due to other factors (i.e. theory sequence issues) are not held to this grading policy.

General Requirements

Requirements Credit Hours
Core Curriculum Program 42
First-Year Seminars (when applicable)1 0-2
Music Performance Major Requirements 78
Foreign Language Requirements 6
Total Credit Hours 126-128

Program Requirements

Full-time, First-year Students
UNIV 1101First-Year Seminar I *,11
UNIV 1102First-Year Seminar II *,11
Core Curriculum Program
University Core Curriculum42
Voice Performance Major Requirements
MUSI 3162Diction for Singers I1
MUSI 3165Diction for Singers II1
MUSI 1311Musicianship I3
MUSI 1312Musicianship II3
MUSI 2311Musicianship III3
MUSI 2312Musicianship IV3
MUSI 1116Aural Training I1
MUSI 1117Aural Training II1
MUSI 2116Aural Training III1
MUSI 2117Aural Training IV1
MUSI 1181Class Piano I 21
MUSI 1182Class Piano II 21
MUSI 2181Class Piano III 21
MUSI 2182Class Piano IV 21
MUSI 3346FORM AND ANALYSIS OF TONAL MUSIC3
MUSI 4346Orchestration and Arranging3
or MUSI 3345 Composition
MUSI 1307Elements of Musical Style3
MUSI 4334History of Western Music I3
MUSI 4335History of Western Music II3
MUSI 3253Basic Conducting2
MUSI 4340Studies in Repertoire3
MUSI 4360Studies in Pedagogy3
MUSI 3085Junior Recital0
MUSI 4085Senior Recital0
Appropriate 8-semester sequence of Principal Applied Studio courses in one performance area20
Select a minimum of 8 hours of appropriate large ensemble from the following:8
University Singers
University Singers
Chamber Choir
Chamber Choir
Select 8 hours of Upper-division Music electives8
Total Hours125

Courses

Music Courses

MUSI 1116  Aural Training I  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour)  

A COMPANION COURSE TO MUSI 1311, DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN THE UNDERSTANDING OF THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF AURAL PERCEPTION AND SKILLS; EXERCISES IN MELODIC, HARMONIC, AND RHYTHMIC DICTATION; AND DRILL IN SIGHT SINGING.

TCCNS: MUSI 1116  
MUSI 1117  Aural Training II  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour)  

CONTINUATION OF MUSI 1116; A COMPANION COURSE TO MUSI 1312.

Prerequisite: MUSI 1116 and 1311.

TCCNS: MUSI 1117  
MUSI 1181  Class Piano I  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

GROUP INSTRUCTION IN PIANO FOR MUSIC MAJORS, COVERING PIANO TECHNIQUE AND LITERATURE, MAJOR AND MINOR SCALES, TRANSPOSITION, SIGHT READING, AND SIMPLE HARMONIZATION OF MELODIES. IN EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES, STUDENTS MAY SUBSTITUTE ONE SEMESTER OF SECONDARY APPLIED PIANO FOR THIS COURSE.  KEYBOARD MAJORS ACCEPTED FOR DEGREE-LEVEL STUDY SHOULD SUBSTITUTE FOUR SEMESTERS OF SECONDARY APPLIED STUDIO.

TCCNS: MUSI 1181  
MUSI 1182  Class Piano II  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

GROUP INSTRUCTION IN PIANO FOR MUSIC MAJORS, COVERING PIANO TECHNIQUE AND LITERATURE, MAJOR AND MINOR SCALES, TRANSPOSITION, SIGHT READING, AND SIMPLE HARMONIZATION OF MELODIES. IN EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES, STUDENTS MAY SUBSTITUTE ONE SEMESTER OF SECONDARY APPLIED PIANO FOR THIS COURSE. KEYBOARD MAJORS ACCEPTED FOR DEGREE-LEVEL STUDY SHOULD SUBSTITUTE FOUR SEMESTERS OF SECONDARY APPLIED STUDIO.

TCCNS: MUSI 1182  
MUSI 1301  Fundamentals of Music  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

DESIGNED TO TEACH BEGINNING MUSIC STUDENTS THE BASIC TENET OF MUSIC THEORY: NOTE READING, RHYTHM, SCALES, KEY SIGNATURES, BASIC INTERVALS AND TRIADS, AND SOLFEGGIO.

MUSI 1302  Non-major Class Piano I  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

GROUP INSTRUCTION IN THE ELEMENTS OF PIANO PLAYING, DESIGNED FOR THE NON-MAJOR. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

MUSI 1303  Basic Guitar I  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

GROUP INSTRUCTION IN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GUITAR PLAYING, DESIGNED FOR THE NON-MAJOR. THE STUDENT MUST FURNISH AN ACCEPTABLE INSTRUMENT. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

TCCNS: MUSI 1303  
MUSI 1306  UNDERSTANDING AND ENJOYING MUSIC  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A COURSE FOR THE NON-MUSIC MAJOR. STUDY OF SELECTED MUSIC LITERATURE OF CONTRASTING STYLES AND FORMS WITH EMPHASIS ON LISTENING TO MUSIC WITH UNDERSTANDING.

TCCNS: MUSI 1306  
MUSI 1307  Elements of Musical Style  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A SURVEY OF SELECTED WESTERN AND NON-WESTERN MUSICAL STYLES, BASED UPON THE ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERISTIC USE OF THE ELEMENTS OF MUSIC. REQUIRED FOR MUSIC MAJORS AND RECOMMENDED FOR NON-MAJORS WITH A SIGNIFICANT HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BACKGROUND.

TCCNS: MUSI 1307  
MUSI 1310  History of Rock and Roll  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A GENERAL SURVEY OF COMPOSERS, PERFORMERS, AND STYLES OF ROCK AND ROLL. EMPHASIS ON UNDERSTANDING STYLISTIC ELEMENTS OF MUSIC, INCLUDING RHYTHM, TEXTURE, FORM, AND HARMONY.

TCCNS: MUSI 1310  
MUSI 1311  Musicianship I  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

FIRST PRINCIPLES OF CHORD PROGRESSION AND PHRASE HARMONIZATION. THEORY ASSESSMENT REQUIRED PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT.

TCCNS: MUSI 1311  
MUSI 1312  Musicianship II  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

CONTINUATION OF MUSI 1311, WITH A STUDY OF MORE ADVANCED CHORD STRUCTURES AND THEIR PLACEMENT WITHIN THE PHRASE THROUGH WRITTEN EXERCISES, ANALYSIS, AND CORRELATED KEYBOARD PROJECTS.

Prerequisite: MUSI 1311 and 1116.

TCCNS: MUSI 1312  
MUSI 2116  Aural Training III  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour)  

CONTINUATION OF MUSI 1117; A COMPANION COURSE TO MUSI 2311. DESIGNED TO FURTHER THE UNDERSTANDING OF ADVANCED THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES THROUGH RELATED AURAL EXERCISES, DICTATION, AND SIGHT SINGING.

Prerequisite: MUSI 1117 and 1312.

TCCNS: MUSI 2116  
MUSI 2117  Aural Training IV  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour)  

CONTINUATION OF MUSI 2116; A COMPANION COURSE TO MUSI 2312.

Prerequisite: MUSI 2116 and 2311.

TCCNS: MUSI 2117  
MUSI 2181  Class Piano III  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

GROUP INSTRUCTION IN PIANO FOR MUSIC MAJORS, COVERING PIANO TECHNIQUE AND LITERATURE, MAJOR AND MINOR SCALES, TRANSPOSITION, SIGHT READING, AND SIMPLE HARMONIZATION OF MELODIES. IN EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES, STUDENTS MAY SUBSTITUTE ONE SEMESTER OF SECONDARY APPLIED PIANO FOR THIS COURSE. KEYBOARD MAJORS ACCEPTED FOR DEGREE-LEVEL STUDY SHOULD SUBSTITUTE FOUR SEMESTERS OF SECONDARY APPLIED STUDIO.

Prerequisite: MUSI 1182.

TCCNS: MUSI 2181  
MUSI 2182  Class Piano IV  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

GROUP INSTRUCTION IN PIANO FOR MUSIC MAJORS, COVERING PIANO TECHNIQUE AND LITERATURE, MAJOR AND MINOR SCALES, TRANSPOSITION, SIGHT READING, AND SIMPLE HARMONIZATION OF MELODIES. IN EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES, STUDENTS MAY SUBSTITUTE ONE SEMESTER OF SECONDARY APPLIED PIANO FOR THIS COURSE. KEYBOARD MAJORS ACCEPTED FOR DEGREE-LEVEL STUDY SHOULD SUBSTITUTE FOUR SEMESTERS OF SECONDARY APPLIED STUDIO.

TCCNS: MUSI 2182  
MUSI 2302  Non-major Class Piano II  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

EXTENSION OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT BEGUN IN MUSI 1302 NON-MAJOR CLASS PIANO I.

Prerequisite: MUSI 1302.

MUSI 2303  Basic Guitar II  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

EXTENSION OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT BEGUN IN MUSI 1303 - BASIC GUITAR I. THE STUDENT MUST FURNISH AN ACCEPTABLE INSTRUMENT.

Prerequisite: MUSI 1303.

MUSI 2311  Musicianship III  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

CONTINUATION OF MUSI 1312. A BROAD SUMMARY OF CLASSICAL AND CHROMATIC HARMONY, EXPLORED THROUGH WRITTEN EXERCISES, ANALYSIS, AND. CORRELATED KEYBOARD DRILL.

Prerequisite: MUSI 1312 and 1117.

TCCNS: MUSI 2311  
MUSI 2312  Musicianship IV  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

CONTINUATION OF MUSI 2311. AN EXPLORATION OF 20TH-CENTURY TECHNIQUES THROUGH WRITTEN EXERCISES, ANALYSIS, AND CORRELATED KEYBOARD DRILL.

Prerequisite: MUSI 2311 and 2116.

TCCNS: MUSI 2312  
MUSI 3085  Junior Recital  
0 Semester Credit Hours  

REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS PRESENTING A JUNIOR RECITAL IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE DEGREE. SPECIFIC POLICIES GOVERNING THE PRESENTATION AND EVALUATION OF SUCH RECITALS ARE GIVEN IN THE DOCUMENT, PREPARING AND PRESENTING DEGREE RECITALS, AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT CHAIR.

MUSI 3162  Diction for Singers I  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour)  

LEARNING TO USE THE INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET (IPA) WITH SUFFICIENT FLUENCY TO EFFECTIVELY TEACH AND LEARN PROPER PRONUNCIATION OF SONG TEXTS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.

MUSI 3165  Diction for Singers II  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour)  

LEARNING TO USE THE INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET (IPA) WITH SUFFICIENT FLUENCY TO EFFECTIVELY TEACH AND LEARN PROPER PRONUNCIATION OF SONG TEXTS IN ITALIAN AND GERMAN.

MUSI 3166  Woodwind Techniques I  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

BASIC TECHNIQUES OF PLAYING AND TEACHING THE OBOE, BASSOON, AND SAXOPHONE. INCLUDES A SURVEY OF PEDAGOGICAL MATERIALS AND BASIC PERFORMANCE LITERATURE.

MUSI 3167  Woodwind Techniques II  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

BASIC TECHNIQUES OF PLAYING AND TEACHING THE FLUTE AND CLARINET. INCLUDES A SURVEY OF PEDAGOGICAL MATERIALS AND BASIC PERFORMANCE LITERATURE.

MUSI 3168  Brass Techniques I  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

BASIC TECHNIQUES OF PLAYING AND TEACHING THE TRUMPET AND FRENCH HORN. INCLUDES A SURVEY OF PEDAGOGICAL MATERIALS AND BASIC PERFORMANCE LITERATURE.

MUSI 3169  Brass Techniques II  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

BASIC TECHNIQUES OF PLAYING AND TEACHING THE TROMBONE, EUPHONIUM, AND TUBA. INCLUDES A SURVEY OF PEDAGOGICAL MATERIALS AND BASIC PERFORMANCE LITERATURE.

MUSI 3170  Voice Techniques for Instrumentalists  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

GROUP INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF VOICE PRODUCTION AND SONG INTERPRETATION FOR THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATOR. INCLUDES A SURVEY OF PEDAGOGICAL MATERIALS AND BASIC PERFORMANCE LITERATURE.

MUSI 3188  Percussion Techniques  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

BASIC TECHNIQUES OF PLAYING AND TEACHING THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE PERCUSSION FAMILY. INCLUDES A SURVEY OF PEDAGOGICAL MATERIALS AND BASIC PERFORMANCE LITERATURE.

MUSI 3189  String Techniques  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

BASIC TECHNIQUES OF PLAYING AND TEACHING THE VIOLIN, VIOLA, 'CELLO, AND STRING BASS. INCLUDES A SURVEY OF PEDAGOGICAL MATERIALS AND BASIC PERFORMANCE LITERATURE.

MUSI 3252  Foundations of Music Programs  
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours)  

A SURVEY OF THE HISTORICAL, SOCIAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL BASES OF MUSIC EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES, PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES OF LEARNING AND MUSICAL RESPONSIVENESS, AND STUDIES OF HOW THESE FOUNDATIONS HAVE BEEN APPLIED IN VARIOUS TYPES OF MUSIC CURRICULA.

Prerequisite: MUSI 2311 and 2116.

MUSI 3253  Basic Conducting  
2 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours)  

A SKILLS ACQUISITION COURSE DESIGNED TO GIVE STUDENTS COMPETENCE IN BASIC BATON TECHNIQUES AND MUSICAL CONTROL OF AN ENSEMBLE. INCLUDES SCORE STUDY AND MUSICAL TERMINOLOGY.

Prerequisite: MUSI 2311 and 2116.

MUSI 3310  History of Jazz  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF JAZZ STYLES, INFLUENCES, TRENDS, INNOVATORS, AND LITERATURE. READINGS INCLUDE INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES THAT DISCUSS ORIGINS OF JAZZ, DEFINITIONS OF JAZZ, AND RACE POLITICS OF JAZZ. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

MUSI 3334  Music Cultures of the World  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THE COURSE INTRODUCES THE STUDENT TO ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND THE CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY OF MUSIC AND SOCIETY.  IT EMPHASIZES THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN HUMAN LIFE, AND EXPLORES MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE FROM AROUND THE WORLD. THE STUDENT WILL LEARN ABOUT CLASSICAL, FOLK AND POPULAR STYLES FOUND ON ALL SEVEN CONTINENTS. THIS COURSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR ANY STUDENT OF ANY MUSICAL BACKGROUND.

MUSI 3345  Composition  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours  

CREATIVE WRITING WITH A VIEW TOWARD DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUAL STYLE OF MUSICAL COMPOSITION. VARIABLE CREDIT, 1, 2, OR 3 HRS. ONE PRIVATE LESSON PER WEEK.

Prerequisite: MUSI 2312 and 2117.

MUSI 3346  FORM AND ANALYSIS OF TONAL MUSIC  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

ANALYSIS OF THE MELODIC AND HARMONIC DESIGN OF TONAL MUSIC, INCLUDING THE AURAL AND VISUAL ANALYSIS OF SCORES FOR PIANO, VOICE, CHAMBER ENSEMBLES, AND ORCHESTRA.

Prerequisite: MUSI 2312 and 2117.

MUSI 3354  Advanced Conducting  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A CONTINUATION OF MUSI 3252. ADVANCED EXPERIENCES WITH SCORE PREPARATION AND EFFECTIVE ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES.

Prerequisite: MUSI 3252.

MUSI 3370  Class Voice  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

GROUP INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF VOICE PRODUCTION, MUSIC READING, AND SONG INTERPRETATION. DRAMATIC STAGE MOVEMENT AND SINGING WILL BE EXPLORED USING CLASSICAL AND BROADWAY SONG LITERATURE. THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR THE NON-MAJOR. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

MUSI 4085  Senior Recital  
0 Semester Credit Hours  

REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS PRESENTING A SENIOR RECITAL IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY MUSIC DEGREE. SPECIFIC POLICIES GOVERNING THE PRESENTATION AND EVALUATION OF SUCH RECITALS ARE GIVEN IN THE DOCUMENT, PREPARING AND PRESENTING DEGREE RECITALS, AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR.

MUSI 4334  History of Western Music I  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF THE EVOLUTION OF WESTERN MUSICAL STYLE FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE 18TH-CENTURY.

Prerequisite: MUSI 1307, 2312 and 2117.

MUSI 4335  History of Western Music II  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

CONTINUATION OF MUSI 4334, AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF THE EVOLUTION OF WESTERN MUSICAL STYLE FROM THE AGE OF BEETHOVEN TO THE PRESENT.

Prerequisite: MUSI 4334.

MUSI 4340  Studies in Repertoire  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

SYSTEMATIC EXAMINATION OF THE HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF A SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE MEDIUM.

MUSI 4346  Orchestration and Arranging  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THE COMPASS, TIMBRE, AND TECHNIQUES OF ARRANGING AND/OR ORCHESTRATION FOR INSTRUMENTS AND/OR VOICES. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN ARRANGING FOR ORCHESTRA, BAND, AND OTHER INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL COMBINATIONS.

Prerequisite: MUSI 2312 and 2117.

MUSI 4355  Music for Young Children  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

STUDY OF MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN IN GRADES K-6. STUDY OF AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES AND MATERIALS APPROPRIATE FOR THAT AGE GROUP.

Prerequisite: MUSI 3252.

MUSI 4357  CHORAL LITERATURE AND TECHNIQUES  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

ADVANCED STUDY OF THE LITERATURE, PEDAGOGY, AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL VOCAL ENSEMBLES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

Prerequisite: MUSI 3253.

MUSI 4358  Instrumental Literature and Techniques  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

ADVANCED STUDY OF THE LITERATURE, PEDAGOGY, AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. INCLUDES A SEGMENT PERTAINING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF MARCHING BAND SHOWS.

Prerequisite: MUSI 3253.

MUSI 4360  Studies in Pedagogy  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

METHODS, MATERIALS AND PSYCHOLOGY OF PRESENTING MUSICAL MATERIALS TO STUDENTS AT VARIOUS AGES. EVALUATION OF TEACHING MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES. CLASSES ARE ORGANIZED BY SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE AREAS.

MUSI 4385  Senior Capstone  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

THE SENIOR CAPSTONE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE STUDENTS SEEKING THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR MUSICAL SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH SCHOLARLY ANALYSIS AND WRITING WITHIN A FIELD OF MUSIC OF THEIR CHOOSING. MAY INCLUDE A PERFORMANCE COMPONENT, AS IN A LECTURE RECITAL, BUT MUSICAL PERFORMANCE MAY COMPRISE NO MORE THAN 40% OF THE CAPSTONE PROJECT.

MUSI 4390  Topics in Music  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours (1-3 Lecture Hours)  

MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN TOPICS VARY.

MUSI 4396  Directed Individual Study  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours  

SEE COLLEGE DESCRIPTION.

MUSI 4398  Applied Experience  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

SEE COLLEGE DESCRIPTION.

Music Ensemble Courses

MUEN 1122  Concert Band  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1123  Symphonic Winds  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1124  Concert Orchestra  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1127  Pep Band  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1128  Stage Band  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1131  Piano Accompanying  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1132  Classical Guitar Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1133  Percussion Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1135  Brass Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1136  Woodwind Choir  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1137  Clarinet/Sax Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1138  Jazz Guitar Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1139  Flute Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour, 1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1140  String Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1143  Chorale  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1151  University Singers  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1153  Chamber Choir  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1157  Opera Workshop  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1158  Opera Main Stage Productions  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours (5 Lab Hours)  

THIS COURSE IS AN INTENSIVE STUDY OF OPERA ROLE PREPARATION AND PERFORMANCE CULMINATING IN FULLY STAGED OPERA PRODUCTIONS OR OPERA SCENES PROGRAMS.  MEMBERSHIP IN THIS MUSIC ENSEMBLE IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BY COMPETETIVE AUDITION.  ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT.  SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT JAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE.  EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 1159  Mariachi Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST THE STUDENT IN DEVELOPING AN INCREASED PROFICIENCY IN THE ART OF MARIACHI PERFORMANCE. IN ACCOMPLISHING THIS GOAL, THIS COURSE WILL ALLOW EACH STUDENT TO DEVELOP: 1.) PERFORMANCE SKILLS ON THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE MARIACHI (INCLUDING VIOLIN, TRUMPET, GUITAR, GUITARRON, VIHUELA, AND HARP), AND 2.) KNOWLEDGE OF THE REPERTOIRE AND HISTORY OF MARIACHI LITERATURE. PERFORMANCE OF AN INSTRUMENT IN THE MARIACHI ALSO REQUIRES SINGING WHEN THE REPERTOIRE CALLS FOR IT. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO STUDY THE LITERATURE OF MEXICAN FOLK MUSIC; TO ENGAGE IN THE TECHNICAL STUDY OF MASTERING PERFORMANCE ON THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE MARIACHI; TO REPRESENT TAMUCC IN THE IMMEDIATE AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSICAL EXCELLENCE.

MUEN 3122  Concert Band  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3123  Symphonic Winds  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3124  Concert Orchestra  
1 Semester Credit Hour (35 Lab Hours)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3127  Pep Band  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3128  Stage Band  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3132  Classical Guitar Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3133  Percussion Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3135  Brass Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3136  Woodwind Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (2 Lab Hours)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3139  Flute Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3140  String Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3143  Chorale  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3151  University Singers  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3153  Chamber Choir  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3157  Opera Workshop  
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lab Hour)  

MEMBERSHIP IN MUSIC ENSEMBLES IS OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ENSEMBLES MEET FOR PERIODS OF REHEARSAL RANGING FROM TWO TO FIVE HOURS EACH WEEK. ALL ENSEMBLE COURSES CARRY ONE SEMESTER HOUR OF CREDIT, AND ALL MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT. SOME DEGREE PROGRAMS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CREDIT THAT MAY BE APPLIED TO THE DEGREE. IN SOME INSTANCES, AN AUDITION WITH THE ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. EVERY FULL-TIME MUSIC MAJOR MUST ENROLL, PARTICIPATE, AND RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE IN A MAJOR ENSEMBLE EVERY SEMESTER EXCEPT THE STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER.

MUEN 3159  Mariachi Ensemble  
1 Semester Credit Hour (15 Lab Hours)  

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST THE STUDENT IN DEVELOPING AN INCREASED PROFICIENCY IN THE ART OF MARIACHI PERFORMANCE. IN ACCOMPLISHING THIS GOAL, THIS COURSE WILL ALLOW EACH STUDENT TO DEVELOP: 1) PERFORMANCE SKILLS ON THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE MARIACHI (INCLUDING VIOLIN, TRUMPET, GUITAR, GUITARRON, VIHUELA, AND HARP), AND 2) KNOWLEDGE OF THE REPERTOIRE AND HISTORY OF MARIACHI LITERATURE. PERFORMANCE OF AN INSTRUMENT IN THE MARIACHI ALSO REQUIRES SINGING WHEN THE REPERTOIRE CALLS FOR IT. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO STUDY THE LITERATURE OF MEXICAN FOLK MUSIC; TO ENGAGE IN THE TECHNICAL STUDY OF MASTERING PERFORMANCE ON THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE MARIACHI; TO REPRESENT TAMUCC IN THE IMMEDIATE AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSICAL EXCELLENCE.