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School of Music

music.wsu.edu
Kimbrough 260
509-335-3898

Director of the School of Music and Associate Professor, D. Luethi; Regents Professor, G. Yasinitsky; Professors, R. Hare, D. Jarvis, K. McCarthy, D. Turnbull, L. Wiest; Associate Professors, M. Arksey, S. Blasco, R. Boden, D. Pham, S. Scott, J. Wieck, H. Young; Assistant Professor, T. Bennefield; Clinical Associate Professor, C. Dickey; Clinical Assistant Professors, A. Agulay, M. King, S. Miller, C. Nakielski, M. Stevens, S. Tegart; Senior Instructor, B. Edwards; Instructors, M. Parkhurst, J. Schneider, D. Snider, F. Snider.

The School of Music prepares students for careers in music with degrees in performance, composition, and music education. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Vision

Music and its effective presentation are inextricable from the essential qualities of every world culture. WSU’s School of Music, long recognized for excellence in performance and pedagogy, will therefore contribute to the advancement of music through widely visible and impactful creative activity, scholarship and research in selected aspects of music.  It will sustain such advancement of the field through preparation of the next generation of societal leaders whose involvement in music will range from appreciation of and support for music’s value and centrality to its creation in professional performance, composition, and music education.

Mission

The School of Music supports the university’s land-grant mission and tradition of service to society, while contributing substantially to the College of Arts and Sciences in creative activity, research and scholarship towards improving Cultural Understanding and International and Intercultural Relations. The mission focuses on:

  • Advancing the field of music through internationally/nationally recognized achievements in composition, performance, recording, articles, books, conference presentations, and leadership in music education.
  • Providing students university-wide transformative musical experiences and preparing future professionals in music for successful careers as performers, composers, music educators, scholars, and leaders in a global society.
  • Contributing to the cultural life of the university and region through the regular presentation of inspired and meaningful musical events. 

See School of Music website for complete plan of Vision/Mission/Values/ Goals at https://music.wsu.edu/.

Performance Studies in Music

Performance studies are offered on several levels to meet the needs of music majors as well as those of students from the general university community. There are no additional fees or tuition charges for the use of practice facilities. The 100-level performance studies are open to any student without audition through class instruction. The 200-level denotes group or private instruction for advanced non-music majors by special permission of the department chair (audition required).

Individual instruction in performance studies is offered at the 300- and 400-level for music majors and, by special permission of the department chair, to advanced non-music majors who meet all requirements for music majors as listed below. All students enrolled in 200-400-level performance instruction are required to attend weekly convocation (student recital), attend recitals as required, participate in at least one approved music department ensemble, and take applied jury examinations at the end of each term. A small tuition charge is assessed per 200-400-level course, not dependent on total credits. Students enrolled in 300- and 400-level performance study must enroll in a music theory or music history course each semester until music core requirements have been completed. No student will be permitted to enroll in 300-400-level performance studies unless these criteria are met. In addition, each music major must pass the piano proficiency exam, as a precondition to upper-division standing.

Performance studies may not be taken on a pass-fail basis.

Bachelor of Arts

This program is designed to offer a broad musical understanding within a liberal arts background. We expect that our graduating students be able to: 1) demonstrate mastery of music theory (an understanding of organizational patterns of music and their interaction, and of musical forms and structures and the ability to employ this understanding in aural, verbal, and visual analyses); 2) competently perform on an instrument of choice (including voice) and effectively communicate on the literature for that instrument and for appropriate ensembles, and demonstrate a basic performance proficiency on the piano; 3) critically evaluate the history and development of music through the present time and place music in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts; 4) comprehend the basics of non-Western music and/or jazz, and demonstrate a rudimentary capacity to create derivative or original music both extemporaneously and in written form; and 5) work independently on a variety of musical problems by combining their capabilities in performance, analysis, composition and improvisation, and history and repertory. Students often elect a minor in another field.

Bachelor of Music

This program offers majors for specialization in performance, composition and music education.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students as professional musicians, teachers, and practitioners of music. We expect that our graduating students be able to: 1) demonstrate mastery of music theory (an understanding of organizational patterns of music and their interaction, and of musical forms and structures and the ability to employ this understanding in aural, verbal, and visual analyses); 2) competently perform on an instrument of choice (including voice) and effectively communicate on the literature for that instrument and for appropriate ensembles, and demonstrate a basic performance proficiency on the piano; 3) critically evaluate the history and development of music through the present time and place music in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts; 4) comprehend the basics of non-Western music and/or jazz, and demonstrate a rudimentary capacity to create derivative or original music both extemporaneously and in written form; and 5) work independently on a variety of musical problems by combining their capabilities in performance, analysis, composition and improvisation, and history and repertory.

Music Performance and Composition

This major offers professional preparation in music with specialization in performance or composition. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to become professional performers in their respective major instrument or voice, or professional composers. Students following options in performance or composition are required to present an acceptable senior recital in the major performance medium, or compositions for composition majors. Students following options in performance are also required to present an acceptable junior recital in the major performance medium.  Students pursuing Performance in Jazz Studies are limited to specific major performance instruments as stated in the degree description.

Music Education

This program offers professional preparation in music with specialization in music education. The curriculum is designed to prepare students as professional teachers of music. Students following any of the music education or elective studies options are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium. Students following any of the music education options must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students certifying as majors in any of the music education options must also certify as majors in the College of Education.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education, option without endorsement

This degree provides valuable, current, and marketable options for students seeking pre-professional training in music, and in music education. Students in this option may opt to apply for the MA program of study in music at WSU where they may elect to complete courses required for a teaching endorsement and state certification.  Admission to graduate school and the School of Music graduate program following completion of this degree is determined by application on an individual basis.

Master of Arts in Music

Please consult the current WSU Graduate Study Bulletin. For students pursuing the combined BM/MA with teacher certification in Music, please consult the department.

Schedule of Studies

Normal progress in all music degree curricula requires enrollment during the freshman year in 300-level performance studies. Such enrollment requires an audition which is best completed during the semester (usually spring) prior to the student’s matriculating in the university. Students who do not audition early must do so during the first week of classes in the term. Normal progress also assumes placement in 200-level music theory. Theory placement tests will be administered as part of the performance audition. Students who do not qualify for 300-level performance studies and 200-level theory studies as freshmen will usually require more semesters and credit hours of performance studies to complete a degree than listed in this schedule of studies.

To certify as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 semester hours; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, Brass and Percussion at 300 level with grade of B- or better, Woodwinds at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Students not passing the upper-division exam after the second attempt will be decertified as music majors.

In addition the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA, of students certifying in any of the Bachelor of Music in Music Education curricula.

As indicated in the requirements listed under the various majors and options for the Bachelor of Music degree and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, each student must satisfactorily complete all music courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in each music course. Each student is required to pass the piano proficiency exam and the junior and/or senior qualifying exam, with the exception of those students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree (the B.A. degree requires completion of MUS 182 with a C or better). Students must also complete the UCOREs plus those for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Student Learning outcomes

  1. Critical, Creative and Musical Reasoning: This includes learning to analyze and interpret music, to express the composer’s intention, the character of the music and to convey the emotion of the work.
  2. Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning: This involves taking the abstract symbols on the page and making musical sense of them, interpreting the rhythmic and pitch elements of the music and making expressive choices based on the notation on the page.
  3. Information Literacy: Musicians must understand the historical and cultural aspects of the music that they are performing to present a musically and artistically convincing performance. Also, students must become familiar with a wide range of important works from the musical canon.
  4. Communication: A musical performance is not successful unless there is communication with the audience.
  5. Diversity: To perform music of different styles and genres, it is essential to understand diverse cultures and musical views. This is related to information literacy.
  6. Integration of Learning: For a musical performance to be truly successful, all of these Learning Outcomes—creative thinking, symbolic reasoning, information literacy, communication and diversity must be integrated by the performer.
     

 




Schedules of Studies

Honors students complete the Honors College requirements which replace the UCORE requirements.


Bachelor of Arts in Music (120 Credits)

This four-year program is designed to meet the needs of students wishing a broad liberal arts background with a major in music. Of the total 120 credits required for a degree in this program, 50 credits are in music and 70 credits are devoted to courses outside music, including the University Common Requirements (UCOREs). Non-music courses other than those used for the UCOREs must be at the 200-level or above. 40 credits of the 120 required for the degree must be in 300-400-level. Other requirements include: achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; senior qualifying exam; piano proficiency exam or grade of C or better in MUS 182.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble41
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]64
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M] 53
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]64
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS Ensemble41
Foreign Language and/or Non-MUS Electives78
Second TermCredits
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS Ensemble41
PHIL 1033
Foreign Language and/or Non-MUS Electives79
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
300-400-level Music Electives4
Non-MUS Electives711
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
300-400-level Music Electives6
Non-MUS Electives710

Footnotes
1Applied MUS (8 credits required): Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, and 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 6 credits required from MUSIC 428-444 with a minimum of 2 credits choral (MUSIC 429, 430, 431) and 2 credits instrumental (MUSIC 434, 436, 437, 438)
5Spring only.
6To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
7Students must complete a minimum of 38 credits of 200-level or above electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. At least 5 credits must be at the 300-400 level. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.

Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Education (120 Credits)

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also certify as majors in the College of Education. Since this option is likely to lead to enrollment in the MA in Music, students are advised that admission to graduate study requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. Instrumentalists must complete 4 credits in vocal performance studies (private lessons and/or ensemble) and vocalists must complete 4 credits of instrumental performance studies. Approved Performing Ensembles: See degree requirements for applicable (desired) endorsement.

This option provides professional preparation in music combined with studies in education. Students may complete teacher certification requirements after completion of this degree through further enrollment as undergraduate second degree candidates, enrollment as post-baccalaureate non-degree students, or as graduate students, each of which requires application for admission. Students planning to seek admission and enroll as graduate students should, at the beginning of their last semester of undergraduate study, complete the necessary form to count selected courses in the final undergraduate semester toward the graduate degree, up to a maximum of 6 credits.

As stated above, this option may lead to one of three paths to achieve teacher certification in designated arts: Music (choral, instrumental, and general). If a student elects to pursue teacher certification, requirements include: C or better in all music and education courses; 2.5 music average; 2.5 education average; 2.5 overall average; 4 credits vocal performance for instrumentalists; 4 credits instrumental performance for vocalists; upper-division exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. Approved performing groups: a minimum of 1 credit during each of 7 semesters, to include at least one semester of MUS 435 for instrumentalists and 428 for vocalists. Include a minimum of 2 credits in choral and 2 credits in instrumental performing groups. Note that during the second term of the senior year, only 10 credits are taken toward the degree. Students must enroll in 12 credits to be full time and may enroll in graduate credits if preparing to enroll in the MA degree program.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]24
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18130 or 1
MUS 25143
MUS 25241
MUS Ensemble 51
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18230 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble 51
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]24
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 103 or 3192
MUS 2810 or 1
MUS 35143
MUS 35241
MUS 49142
MUS Ensemble51
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]63
MUS 49063
MUS Ensemble 51
TCH LRN 3172
Pass Piano Proficiency
Complete Writing Portfolio
May Field Experience
Certify Major, Certify TCH LRN
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]73
MUS 25842
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]43
MUS 45542
MUS Ensemble 51
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 428 or 4351
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS Electives3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS Endorsement Electives84
MUS Ensemble 51
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior Qualifying Exam
Reserve Credit for MA recommended
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 482 or 4831
MUS Endorsement Electives84
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4703
Senior Half-Recital
Reserve Credit for MA recommended

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
3Class piano credits not required in degree.
4Fall only.
5Music ensemble: 6 credits required from MUS 428-444 with a minimum of 2 credits choral (MUS 429, 430, 431), and 2 credits instrumental (MUS 434, 436, 437, 438)
6Spring only.
7One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
8MUS Endorsement Electives (8 credits required including at least 1 term MUS 480): Approved courses include MUS 480, 482, 483, 487, 489, 493, and 494.

Music Composition Degree (120 Credits)

This major offers professional preparation in music with specialization in composition. The curriculum is designed to prepare students in contemporary classical composition and allied fields.

Requirements include: senior qualifying exam; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; senior recital.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives 53-4
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]74
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 256 2
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 256 2
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M] 63
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]74
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 2562
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS Electives4
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 202 or 3022
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 4516,82
MUS 4564
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS 4831
MUS Ensemble41
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 202 or 3022
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 45532
MUS 4564
MUS 48231
MUS Electives3
MUS Ensemble41
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
MUS 4526,82
MUS 4564
MUS Electives4
MUS Ensemble41
Non-MUS Electives53
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 10 credits required in one musical instrument (MUSIC 304-318, 320, 404-418, 420); 8 credits must be at the 300-400 level.
2Class piano credits not required.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensembles: 8 credits required from MUS 428, 429, 430, 431, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 444, with a minimum of 1 credit choral (MUSIC 429, 430, 431, 433, or 439).
5Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
6Spring only.
7To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
8Course taught alternate years.

Music Education - Choral/General Endorsement Option (132 Credits)

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also certify as majors in the College of Education.

Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. Vocalists must complete 4 credits of vocal performance studies.

This option provides teacher certification in designated arts: Music (choral and general). Requirements include: C or better in all music and education courses; 2.5 music average; 2.5 education average; 2.5 overall average; senior qualifying exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. Approved performing Ensembles: a minimum of 1 credit of ensemble during each of 7 semesters, including at least one credit of MUS 428, 433, or 439 and a minimum of 4 credits in vocal performing groups (MUS 429, 430, 431).

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]53
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble41
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 49132
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]63
MUS 49063
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3172
Pass Piano Proficiency
May Field Experience
Certify Major, Certify TCH LRN
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]74
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS 48231
MUS 4883,82
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS)3
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS 48361
MUS 4896,82
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]74
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 428, 433, or 4391
MUS 4552
MUS 48033
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
MUS 2821
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Senior Half Recital
Fifth Year
First TermCredits
MUS 4974
TCH LRN 41512

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 6 credits of MUS 428-444 with a minimum of 4 credits choral (MUS 429, 430, 431).
5One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
6Spring only.
7To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
8Course taught alternate years.

Music Education - Choral/Instrumental/General Endorsement Option (140 Credits)

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also certify as majors in the College of Education.

Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. Instrumentalists must complete 4 credits in vocal performance studies (private lessons and/or ensemble) and vocalists must complete 4 credits of instrumental performance studies.

This option provides teacher certification in designated arts: music (choral, instrumental, and general). Requirements include: C or better in all music and education courses; 2.5 music average; 2.5 education average; 2.5 overall average; 4 credits vocal performance for instrumentalists; 4 credits instrumental performance for vocalists; senior qualifying exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. Approved performing groups: a minimum of 1 credit during each of 7 semesters, to include at least one semester of MUS 435 for instrumentalists and 428, 433, or 439 for vocalists. Within the 7 semesters/credits, a minimum of 2 credits in choral ensembles (MUS 429, 430, or 431) and 2 credits in instrumental ensembles (MUS 434, 436, 437, or 438).

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]53
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble41
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 49132
MUS 4923,71
MUS 4943,71
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]63
MUS 49063
MUS 4936,7,81
MUS 4956,7,81
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3172
May Field Experience
Pass Piano Proficiency
Certify Major, Certify TCH LRN
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]94
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS 48231
MUS 4843,71
MUS 4863,71
MUS 4883,72
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS 48361
MUS 4856,71
MUS 4876,71
MUS 4896,72
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]94
Senior Qualifying Exam
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 4351
MUS 4552
MUS 48033
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior Half-Recital
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
MUS 2821
TCH LRN 4673
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Fifth Year
First TermCredits
MUS 4974
TCH LRN 41512

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 6 credits required from MUSIC 428-444 with a minimum of 2 credits choral (MUSIC 429, 430, 431) and 2 credits instrumental (MUSIC 434, 436, 437, 438)
5One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
6Spring only.
7Course taught alternate years.
8Students are not required to take the second-level techniques course of their major instrument.
9To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.

Music Education - Instrumental/General Endorsement Option (136 Credits)

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also certify as majors in the College of Education.

Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. Instrumentalists must complete 4 credits in instrumental performance studies (private lessons and/or ensemble).

This option provides teacher certification in designated arts: Music (instrumental and general). Requirements include: C or better in all music and education courses; 2.5 music average; 2.5 education average; 2.5 overall average; 4 credits instrumental performance; senior qualifying exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. Approved performing groups: a minimum of 1 credit during each of 7 semesters, to include at least one credit of MUS 435 for instrumentalists, as well as a minimum of 4 credits in instrumental performing groups including 2 credits drawn from: MUS 434, 436, 437, or 438.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble 41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]63
MUS 2810 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 49132
MUS 4923,71
MUS 4943,71
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS 48351
MUS 49053
MUS 4935,7,81
MUS 4955,7,81
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3172
May Field Experience
Pass Piano Proficiency
Certify Major, Certify TCH LRN
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]94
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS 4351
MUS 48231
MUS 4843,71
MUS 4863,71
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS 4855,7,81
MUS 4875,7,81
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]94
Senior Qualifying Exam
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 45532
MUS 48033
Music Ensemble41
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior-Half Recital
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Fifth Year
First TermCredits
MUS 4974
TCH LRN 41512

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 7 credits required from MUS 428-444 with a minimum of 4 credits in instrumental performing groups, including 2 credits drawn from: MUS 434, 436, 437, or 438.
5Spring only.
6One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
7Course taught alternate years.
8Students are not required to take the second-level techniques course of their major instrument.
9To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.

Music Performance - Brass, Percussion, Strings, Winds Option (120 Credits)

Requirements include: junior and senior qualifying exams; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; junior and senior recitals.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS4
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS 487, 493, or 49462
MUS Ensemble41
Non-MUS Electives71
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]84
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS 4351
300-400-level MUS Electives2
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 3192
MUS 4351
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]84
300-400-level MUS Electives2
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
MUS 45532
MUS 4653,92
MUS 48231
MUS Ensemble41
300-400-level MUS Electives4
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
MUS Ensemble41
Non-MUS Electives73
300-400-level MUS Electives4
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied MUS 32 credits required with a minimum of 4 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 304-318, 320, 404-418, and 420.
2Class piano credits not required.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensembles: 6 credits required from MUS 428, 429, 430, 431, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 444.
5Spring only.
6Two credits of pedagogy are required in respective area: string (487), wind/percussion (493) or brass (494).
7Students must complete a minimum of 4 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection
8To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
9Course taught alternate years.

Music Performance - Keyboard Option (120 Credits)

Requirements include: Accompany a junior, senior, or graduate recital; piano proficiency exam; junior and senior qualifying exams; junior recital; senior recital; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 164 1
MUS 25123
MUS 25221
MUS 4411
Non-MUS Electives33
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 25343
MUS 25441
MUS 4411
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35123
MUS 35221
MUS 4411
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 35343
MUS 35441
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]43
MUS 4411
MUS 4982
300-400-level MUS Electives2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]54
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]23
MUS 4351
MUS 4652,62
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 4411
MUS 461 [CAPS]43
MUS 482 or 4831
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]54
300-400-level MUS Electives2
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives33-4
MUS 3192
MUS 4411
300-400-level MUS Electives1
Accompaniment Recital
Senior Qualifying Examination
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Large Ensemble - MUS 429, 430, 431, 434, 436, 437, or 4381
MUS 4514,62
300-400-level MUS Electives5
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 32 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301, 302, 401, and 402.
2Fall only.
3Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
4Spring only.
5To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
6Course taught alternate years.

Music Performance - Keyboard with Elective Studies in Pedagogy Option (120 Credits)

Requirements include: Accompany a junior, senior, or graduate recital; piano proficiency exam; junior and senior qualifying exams; junior recital; senior recital; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 25123
MUS 25221
MUS 4411
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 25333
MUS 25431
MUS 4411
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives 43-4
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35123
MUS 35221
MUS 4411
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 35333
MUS 35431
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]33
MUS 4411
MUS 4982
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]54
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]23
MUS 4351
MUS 4982
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
MUS 4411
MUS 461 [CAPS] 33
MUS 483 or 4821
MUS 4982
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]54
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 3192
MUS 4411
MUS 4652,62
PSYCH 361/490, TCH LRN 3013
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives 43-4
Senior Qualifying Exam
Accompaniment Recital
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
Large Ensemble - MUS 429, 430, 431, 434, 436, 437, or 4381
MUS 4513,62
Music Electives3
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 32 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301, 302, 401, and 402.
2Fall only.
3Spring only.
4Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
5To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
6Course taught alternate years.

Music Performance - Percussion, Saxophone, String Bass, Trumpet, Guitar, and Keyboard (Jazz Studies) (120 Credits)

This option with an emphasis in jazz is available to students whose major instruments are percussion, saxophone, string bass, trumpet, guitar, or keyboard.

Requirements include: junior and senior qualifying exams; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; junior and senior recitals.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 25123
MUS 25221
MUS Ensemble 428-431, 433-441, or 44431
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18140-1
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble 428-431, 433-441, or 444 31
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 18240-1
MUS 2572,62
MUS 35123
MUS 35221
MUS Ensemble 428-431, 433-441, or 444 31
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
MUS 28140-1
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS Ensemble 428-431, 433-441, or 444 31
Non-MUS Electives73
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]84
Jazz Ensemble - MUS 438, 439, or 44031
MUS 25822
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]23
MUS 4572,62
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Jazz Ensemble - MUS 438, 439, or 440 31
MUS 3192
MUS 4585,62
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]84
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
Jazz Ensemble - MUS 438, 439, or 440 31
MUS 3623
MUS 482 21
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Jazz Ensemble - MUS 438, 439, or 440 31
MUS 4831
MUS Electives4
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives73-4
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied MUS courses (32 credits required with a minimum of 4 credits at the 400-level): MUS 202, 205, 209, 213, 218, 220, 302, 305, 309, 313, 318, 320, 402, 405, 409, 413, 418, and 420.
2Fall only.
3Music Ensembles: a minimum of one credit per semester.
4Class piano credits not required in degree.
5Spring only.
6Course taught alternate years.
7Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
8To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.

Music Performance - Voice Option (120 Credits)

Requirements include: junior and senior qualifying exams; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; junior and senior recitals.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS 429, 430, or 4311
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 25343
MUS 25441
MUS 429, 430, or 4311
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 3713,52
MUS 429, 430, or 4311
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35343
MUS 35441
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]43
MUS 3724,52
MUS 429, 430, or 4311
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]64
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS 428, 433, or 4391
MUS 429, 430, or 4311
MUS 49132
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 4281
MUS 429, 430, or 4311
MUS 461 [CAPS]43
MUS 48341
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]64
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 429, 430, or 4311
MUS 4653,52
Foreign Language, if needed, and/or Non-MUS Electives77
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 429, 430, or 4311
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Foreign Language, if needed, and/or Non-MUS Electives7
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 32 credits of MUS 303 and 403 required with a minimum of 4 credits of MUS 403.
2Class piano credits not required.
3Fall only.
4Spring only.
5Course taught alternate years.
6To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
7Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.


Minors

Jazz Studies

Required courses: MUS 257, 258, 362, 457, 458, and one 3-credit MUS course; four credits from 438, 439, 440.  Credit hours for the minor must include 9 hours of upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.


Music Minor and Supporting Teaching Endorsements

Choose one of the following options: Option 1 includes MUS 151 and 2 credits from MUS 181, 182, 281 or 2 credits from MUS 102, 202, 302. Option 2 includes MUS 251 and 252. Both options also include MUS 160 and one course from MUS 262, 265, 362, MUS 163 or 363; 4 credits of performance studies, 4 credits performing groups; and 4 credits 300-400-level music electives. Also available are supporting teaching endorsements in music for students whose primary teaching endorsements are in other majors.  Credit hours for the minor must include 9 hours of upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.


Music Technology

The minor in Music Technology is designed to offer a foundation for music recording, production, and performance. Students will be able to: 1) navigate, set up, and operate common hardware and software configurations found in professional recording studios; 2) set up and operate equipment for live sound reinforcement; and 3) make use of MIDI, sequencing, notation, and other technologies relevant to music performance and composition in a variety of genres and styles. Completion of the minor requires a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Additionally, students must earn a C or better grade and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all music courses. Nine hours of upper-division work must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. Required courses include: MUS 153 (151 or 251 may substitute), 164, 264, 364, and 464. An additional 9 credits must be chosen from: MUS 201-220 (maximum 2 credits), MUS 256, 435, 452, 496, 499; DTC 201, 208, 336; FINE ART 333, 435.



Courses

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Music (MUS)

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102 Piano 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

103 Voice 2 (0-6) Typically offered Fall and Spring.

120 [ARTS] Class Guitar 3 Class instruction on basic guitar; repertoire will be selected from classical, jazz, rock, pop, fusion, and world music.

151 Music Fundamentals I 3 Notation and performance of music fundamentals: pitch, rhythm, scales, key signatures, and intervals. Typically offered Spring.

152 Music Fundamentals II 3 Notation and performance of music fundamentals: melody, rhythm, scales, intervals, key signatures, triads; preparatory for MUS 251.

153 [ARTS] Musical Style in Composition 3 Introduction to musical style in composition, history, and analysis including theory fundamentals, history survey, and beginning composition. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

160 [ARTS] Survey of Music Literature 3 Exploration of predominantly western music through demonstrations, performances, lectures, concerts, and discussions. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

163 [ARTS] World Music 3 Exploration of music from a global perspective through demonstrations, performances, lectures and discussion. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

164 Introduction to Music Technology 1 Course Prerequisite: MUS 151; MUS 251 or concurrent enrollment. Music notation software, audio recording and editing, and music specific web design. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

181 Class Piano I 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Pedal, sight reading, transposition, playing by ear, chord progressions, melody harmonization and improvisation. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

182 Class Piano II 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: MUS 181. Scales, arpeggios, blocked and broken chords; repertoire to complement individual skills, theoretical knowledge and improvisation. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

190 Foundations of Music Education 1 Methods and materials for becoming an effective music educator; includes observations and classroom teaching.

201 Organ 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. By audition only. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

202 Piano 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. By audition only. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

203 Voice 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 431, 432, 433, 428 or 439. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

204 Horn 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

205 Trumpet 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

206 Trombone 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

207 Euphonium 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

208 Tuba 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

209 Percussion 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

210 Violin 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

211 Viola 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

212 Violoncello 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

213 Contrabass 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

214 Flute 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

215 Oboe 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

216 Clarinet 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

217 Bassoon 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

218 Saxophone 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

220 Guitar 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: MUS 120. Reading and interpreting music on the guitar. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

251 Materials and Structures of Music I 3 Course Prerequisite: By examination only. See http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/future-students/theory-exam.htm for placement exam information. Music theory fundamentals; analysis and composition of two-voice counterpoint, diatonic harmony in choral and keyboard texture, and melodic form. Typically offered Fall.

252 Applied Theory I 1 (0-3) By examination. Ear training, conducting, rhythmic reading, sight singing, keyboard, dictation. Typically offered Fall.

253 Materials and Structures of Music II 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 with a C or better; MUS 252. Analysis and composition of: figured bass, Alberti figures, and choral diatonic and initial chromatic harmony; modulation; alternation and binary forms. Typically offered Spring.

254 Applied Theory II 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 with a C or better; MUS 252 with a C or better. Ear training, sight singing, keyboard. Typically offered Spring.

256 Seminar in Composition 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 or concurrent enrollment. By Interview Only. Original writings in small forms. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

257 Jazz Theory 2 Introduction to jazz theory; chord symbols, extended harmony, scales and modes, voicing, bass lines and substitutions. Typically offered Even Years - Fall.

258 Introduction to Jazz Improvisation 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Introduction to jazz improvisation. Typically offered Fall.

262 [ARTS] Rock Music: History and Social Analysis 3 History and analysis of rock music related to its African American origins, its societal role, and its diverse development and impact. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

264 Music Technology I 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 164. MIDI hardware/software and related technologies used in music production. Sequencing, orchestration, virtual instruments, sample control, interactivity, performance. Typically offered Spring.

265 [HUM] Native Music of North America 3 Music and ceremonialism as a reflection of realities in North American native cultures, past and present. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 265, CES 271). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

266 [ARTS] Film Music 3 The evolution of film music; discussions/lectures will address aesthetics of film music and how they influence perception, communication, and drama. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

281 Class Piano III 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: MUS 182. Principles, functional keyboard and improvisation. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

282 Class Piano IV 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Course Prerequisite: MUS 281 or Piano Proficiency Exam. Advanced skills, particularly for music education majors; score reading, transposition, sight-reading, and reduction of scores; ensemble skills.

301 Organ V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

302 Piano V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

303 Voice V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 431 or 432. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

304 Horn V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

305 Trumpet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

306 Trombone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

307 Euphonium V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

308 Tuba V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

309 Percussion V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

310 Violin V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

311 Viola V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

312 Violoncello V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

313 Contrabass V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

314 Flute V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

315 Oboe V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

316 Clarinet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

317 Bassoon V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

318 Saxophone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

319 Secondary Performance Study 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 16 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Instruction on instruments or voice other than major performing medium. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

320 Guitar V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Guitar. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

351 Materials and Structures of Music III 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 164 with a C or better; MUS 253 with a C or better; MUS 254 with a C or better. Voice leading and analysis of functional chromatic harmony; study of common large forms in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century. Typically offered Fall.

352 Applied Theory III 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: MUS 164 with a C or better; MUS 253 with a C or better; MUS 254 with a C or better. Continued musical development in ear training, sight singing, applied theory, keyboard dictation. Typically offered Fall.

353 Materials and Structures of Music IV 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 351 with a C or better; MUS 352 with a C or better. Vertical, linear and formal relationships of 20th century music; writing, analysis, listening. Typically offered Spring.

354 Applied Theory IV 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: MUS 351 with a C or better; MUS 352 with a C or better. Continued development in ear training, sight singing, keyboard and dictation, emphasizing 20th century music. Typically offered Spring.

359 [HUM] [M] History of Music: Antiquity to 1650 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 with a C or better; MUS 252 with a C or better; ENGLISH 101 with a C or better. History and style of western art music from Antiquity to 1650; introduction to and selected topics in ethnomusicology. Typically offered Spring.

360 [HUM] [M] History of Music: 1650 - 1850 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 359 with a C or better. History and style of western art music from 1650 to 1850; selected topics in ethnomusicology. Typically offered Fall.

362 [DIVR] History of Jazz 3 History of jazz in chronological sequence; social and political contexts of the African-American origins of jazz; stylistic developments. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

363 [DIVR] Women in Music 3 Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 363, WOMEN ST 363). Typically offered Spring and Summer.

364 Audio Engineering I 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 164. Software, equipment, and techniques used in studio recording and live sound reinforcement; includes both theoretical foundations and practical application. Typically offered Fall.

371 Diction for Singers I 2 Italian and English; International Phonetic Alphabet; fundamental diction principles, applied to each language and oriented to needs of the singer. Typically offered Odd Years - Fall.

372 Diction for Singers II 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 371. French and German; International Phonetic Alphabet; fundamental diction principles, applied to each language and oriented to needs of the singer. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

388 Music for the Classroom Teacher 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 153; admitted to the major in Elementary Education. Singing, movement, listening and instrumental methods/resources for K-8 grades.

388 (Effective through Summer 2020) Music for the Classroom Teacher 2 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Elementary Education; MUS 153. Singing, movement, listening and instrumental methods/resources for K-8 grades.

401 Organ V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

402 Piano V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

403 Voice V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 431 or 432. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

404 Horn V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

405 Trumpet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

406 Trombone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

407 Euphonium V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

408 Tuba V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

409 Percussion V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

410 Violin V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

411 Viola V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

412 Violoncello V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

413 Contrabass V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

414 Flute V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

415 Oboe V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

416 Clarinet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

417 Bassoon V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

418 Saxophone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

420 Guitar V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Guitar. Typically offered Fall.

428 [ARTS] Opera Workshop 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 428 and MUS 528. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

429 [ARTS] Tenor/Bass Choir 1 (0-2) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings tenor or bass; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

430 [ARTS] Treble Choir 1 (0-2) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings soprano or alto; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

431 [ARTS] Concert Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Auditioned choral ensemble studying and performing global music of varying cultures, language, period, style, and tradition. Credit not granted for both MUS 431 and MUS 531. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

432 [ARTS] University Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Public performance may be required. Non-auditioned choir consisting of 70+ singers. The majority of this group is made up of non-music majors. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

433 [ARTS] Madrigal/Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Study, rehearse, perform, and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 433 and MUS 533. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

434 [ARTS] Symphony Orchestra 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Study, rehearse, perform and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

435 Chamber Ensembles 1 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 435 and MUS 535. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

436 [ARTS] Symphonic Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Large ensemble performance of repertoire for band. Public performances. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

437 [ARTS] Wind Symphony 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Large ensemble; public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 437 and MUS 537. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

438 [ARTS] Jazz-Lab Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Jazz big band. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 438 and MUS 538. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

439 [ARTS] Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. The majority of this group is made up of non-music majors. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 439 and MUS 539. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

440 Jazz Combos 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 440 and MUS 540. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

441 Accompanying 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

444 Marching Band/Varsity Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

451 Seminar in Counterpoint 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: MUS 351 or concurrent enrollment. Contrapuntal techniques of the 16th and 18th century with original stylistic writing. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

452 Electronic Music Techniques 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 264. Composition and performance using computer-controlled digital, analog, and sampling synthesis; topics include sequencing, waveform editing, signal processing, spatialization, and performance. Typically offered Fall.

455 Seminar in Instrumentation 2 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: MUS 351 or concurrent enrollment. Scoring for various instrumental combinations. Typically offered Fall.

456 Seminar in Advanced Composition 4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: MUS 351. By Interview Only. Original writing in small and large forms (traditional and experimental). Typically offered Fall and Spring.

457 Seminar in Jazz Arranging/Composition 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 257. Arranging and composing for instrumental jazz ensembles. Typically offered Odd Years - Fall.

458 Advanced Jazz Improvisation 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: MUS 258. Advanced concepts in jazz improvisation. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

459 Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition V 1 (0-2) to 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: MUS 457. Creation of works for Jazz Ensembles. Credit not granted for both MUS 459 and MUS 559. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

461 [CAPS] The Musician in Society: Philosophies and Practices, 1850 - Present 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 360 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Music; junior standing. History and style of western art music from the late romantic period to the present, combining theories of history, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, pedagogy, and advocacy. Typically offered Spring.

461 (Effective through Summer 2020) [CAPS] The Musician in Society: Philosophies and Practices, 1850 - Present 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 360 with a C or better; certified major in Music; junior standing. History and style of western art music from the late romantic period to the present, combining theories of history, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, pedagogy, and advocacy. Typically offered Spring.

464 Audio Engineering II 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 364. Continued training in software, equipment, and techniques used in studio recording and live sound reinforcement; theory and practical application. Typically offered Spring.

465 Seminar in Major Performance Literature 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Survey/performance of solo and chamber literature for voice, keyboard, strings, winds, brass, percussion. Typically offered Even Years - Fall.

470 Marketing and Promotion for the Performing Arts 2 (1-3) Components and techniques used in the marketing and promotion of the performing arts and the entertainment industry.

480 Instrumental Music Education 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Music. Philosophies, administration, organization, materials and methods for instrumental music education K-12. Credit not granted for both MUS 480 and MUS 580. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall.

480 (Effective through Summer 2020) Instrumental Music Education 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Music. Philosophies, administration, organization, materials and methods for instrumental music education K-12. Credit not granted for both MUS 480 and MUS 580. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall.

482 Instrumental Conducting 1 (0-3) Techniques and patterns in conducting as applied to orchestra and band literature; score preparation and rehearsal techniques for instrumental ensembles. Typically offered Fall.

483 Choral Conducting 1 (0-3) Techniques and patterns in conducting as applied to choral literature; score preparation and rehearsal techniques for choral ensembles. Typically offered Spring.

484 Woodwind Techniques I 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190. Performance and pedagogy of woodwind instruments for music educators. Typically offered Even Years - Fall.

485 Woodwind Techniques II 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190; MUS 484. Second level of performance and pedagogy of woodwind instruments for music educators. Typically offered Odd Years - Spring.

486 String Techniques I 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190. Performance and pedagogy of string instruments for music educators. Typically offered Even Years - Fall.

487 String Techniques II 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190; MUS 486. Second level of performance and pedagogy of string instruments for music educators. Typically offered Odd Years - Spring.

488 Choral Methods and Materials I 2 (0-6) Preparation in the administration of choral programs from auditions to the selection and rehearsal of choral literature. Credit not granted for both MUS 488 and MUS 588. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Even Years - Fall.

489 Choral Methods and Materials II 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 488. Development of skills in choral arranging, curriculum construction, research, and job placement. Credit not granted for both MUS 489 and MUS 589. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Odd Years - Spring.

490 General Music Material/Methods 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 491. Materials and methods for general music education majors; multiculturalism, collaboration, developmental curriculum and research issues; addressing national standards; observations. Credit not granted for both MUS 490 and MUS 590. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

491 Voice Pedagogy 2 (1-3) Anatomy of the singing process; methodology of teaching voices in various learning and teaching styles. Credit not granted for both MUS 491 and MUS 591. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall.

492 Brass Techniques I 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190. Performance and pedagogy of brass instruments for music educators. Typically offered Odd Years - Fall.

493 Brass Techniques II 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190; MUS 492. Second level of performance and pedagogy of brass instruments for music educators. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

494 Percussion Techniques I 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190. Performance and pedagogy of percussion instruments for music educators. Typically offered Odd Years - Fall.

495 Percussion Techniques II 1 (0-2) Course Prerequisite: MUS 190; MUS 494. Second level of performance and pedagogy of percussion instruments for music educators. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

496 Topics in Music V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Advanced seminar with required projects in music history, literature, pedagogy, theory, composition or performance. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

497 Directed Student Teaching in Music V 4-16 Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Supervised teaching in public schools, including seminars reflecting on effective teaching. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

498 Piano Pedagogy Practicum 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: MUS 202, 302, or 402. Supervised teaching in Piano Preparatory Lab School, including lesson planning and meetings with coordinator for critiques and suggestions. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

501 Organ V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

502 Piano V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

503 Voice V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Recommended preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 431 or 432. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

504 Horn V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

505 Trumpet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

506 Trombone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

507 Euphonium V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

508 Tuba V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

509 Percussion V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

510 Violin V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

511 Viola V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

512 Violoncello V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

513 Contrabass V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

514 Flute V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

515 Oboe V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

516 Clarinet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

517 Bassoon V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

518 Saxophone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

519 Secondary Performance Study V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Instruction on instruments or voice other than major performing medium. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

520 Guitar V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Guitar. Typically offered Fall.

522 Graduate Recital 2 Private screening and public performance as required within each performance emphasis. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

528 [ARTS] Opera Workshop 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 428 and MUS 528. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

531 [ARTS] Concert Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Auditioned choral ensemble studying and performing global music of varying cultures, language, period, style, and tradition. Credit not granted for both MUS 431 and MUS 531. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

533 [ARTS] Madrigal/Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Study, rehearse, perform, and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 433 and MUS 533. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

534 [ARTS] Symphony Orchestra 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Study, rehearse, perform and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

535 Chamber Ensembles 1 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 435 and MUS 535. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

537 [ARTS] Wind Symphony 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Large ensemble; public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 437 and MUS 537. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

538 [ARTS] Jazz-Lab Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Jazz big band. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 438 and MUS 538. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

539 [ARTS] Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. The majority of this group is made up of non-music majors. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 439 and MUS 539. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

540 Jazz Combos 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/audition/index.htm for details. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 440 and MUS 540. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

541 Accompanying 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

550 Seminar in Analysis 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Applications of analytical techniques to develop a basis for musical understanding and interpretation. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

553 Seminar in Music Theory 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

556 Graduate Seminar in Advanced Composition V 2 (1-2) to 3 (1-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 10 hours. The creation of works for either traditional acoustic ensembles or electro-acoustic media. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

559 Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition V 1 (0-2) to 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Creation of works for Jazz Ensembles. Credit not granted for both MUS 459 and MUS 559. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

560 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music 2 Required of all graduate students in music. Basic bibliographic and research techniques; written presentations related to area of emphasis. Typically offered Fall.

561 Seminar in Literature of 20th Century Music 2 Impressionism, expressionism, neoclassicism, neoromanticism, jazz and recent electronic music. Typically offered Spring.

562 Seminar in Major Ensemble Literature 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Ensemble literature for symphony orchestra, band, choral, or jazz ensembles. Typically offered Fall.

566 Seminar in Music History 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Various historic periods and composers. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

575 Advanced Conducting V 2-3 May be repeated for credit. Rehearsing orchestras, bands, and choruses. Public performance may be required. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

580 Instrumental Music Education 3 Philosophies, administration, organization, materials and methods for instrumental music education K-12. Credit not granted for both MUS 480 and MUS 580. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall.

580 (Effective through Summer 2020) Instrumental Music Education 3 Philosophies, administration, organization, materials and methods for instrumental music education K-12. Credit not granted for both MUS 480 and MUS 580. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall.

586 Seminar in Piano Pedagogy 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 502. Materials and methods of teaching experiences. Typically offered Spring.

588 Choral Methods and Materials I 2 (0-6) Preparation in the administration of choral programs from auditions to the selection and rehearsal of choral literature. Credit not granted for both MUS 488 and MUS 588. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Even Years - Fall.

589 Choral Methods and Materials II 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 588. Development of skills in choral arranging, curriculum construction, research, and job placement. Credit not granted for both MUS 489 and MUS 589. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Odd Years - Fall.

590 General Music Material/Methods 3 Materials and methods for general music education majors; multiculturalism, collaboration, developmental curriculum and research issues; addressing national standards; observations. Credit not granted for both MUS 490 and MUS 590. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

591 Voice Pedagogy 2 (1-3) Anatomy of the singing process; methodology of teaching voices in various learning and teaching styles. Credit not granted for both MUS 491 and MUS 591. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall.

596 Topics in Music V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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