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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, K. McCarthy, D. Turnbull; Associate Professors, T. Bennefield, S. Blasco, R. Boden, D. Pham, S. Scott, J. Wieck, H. A. Young; Assistant Professors, C. Dickey, F. Menchetti, M. Myers, C. Rodriques, D. Singleton, J. Wilson; Clinical Associate Professor, B. Edwards, M. King, S. Miller, M. Parkhurst; Clinical Assistant Professors, A. Agulay, A. Miller, Y. Roh, D. Snider, J. Svendsen, S. Tegart.

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.

The School of Music at Washington State University prepares its students to be successful, innovative, and employable musicians in a 21st-century career field.

Acting as local and global ambassadors, our students and faculty embrace the WSU land-grant mission by promoting musical curiosity, cultural awareness, and critical engagement through artistic creation, pedagogy, and scholarship.

We serve diverse communities across the wide reach of the WSU institution, through a musical practice that is fundamental to emotional wellness, constructive dialogue, and self-reflection.

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 admitted as majors in any of the music education options must also be admitted 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 first 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 first-year students will usually require more semesters and credits of performance studies to complete a degree than listed in this schedule of studies.

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

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits 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 may not continue 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 advancing 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 lab64
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 lab64
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.
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.

Music Business (120 Credits)

This major offers professional preparation in music with specialization in the music industry. The curriculum is designed to prepare students in entrepreneurship, arts management, fine arts marketing and promotion, recording studio management, music publishing and copyright, venue management, and retail operations.

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; a half senior recital.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS)3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
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 MUS12
Business minor course3
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 4702
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Business minor course3
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS Ensemble41
Non-MUS Elective63
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab74
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS)3
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS 428 or 4351
MUS 4821
300-400-level MUS Electives2
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Business minor course3
MUS 3192
MUS 428 or 4351
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab74
300-400-level MUS Electives2
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Business minor courses6
MUS Ensemble41
300-400-level MUS Electives4
Foreign Language, if needed0 - 4
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS12
Business minor course3
MUS Ensemble 41
Non-MUS Electives63
300-400-level MUS Electives4
Foreign Language, if needed0 - 4
Senior Half Recital

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 16 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.
6Students must complete a minimum of 4 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Additional credits may be needed to meet the University requirement of 120 total credits. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
7To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.

Music Composition (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 lab74
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 lab74
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.
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 be admitted into 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
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
May Field Experience
Admitted into Major, Admitted into TCH LRN
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab74
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 lab74
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.
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 be admitted into 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
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
May Field Experience
Admitted into Major, Admitted into TCH LRN
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab94
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 lab94
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.

Music Education - Elective Studies in Education Option (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 be admitted into 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 lab24
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 lab24
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
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
May Field Experience
Admitted into Major, Admitted into 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.
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 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 be admitted into 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
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
May Field Experience
Admitted into Major, Admitted into TCH LRN
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab94
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 lab94
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.

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 lab84
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 lab84
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. Additional credits may be needed to meet the University requirement of 120 total credits. 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.
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 lab54
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 lab54
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.
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 lab54
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 lab54
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.
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 lab84
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 lab84
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.

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 lab64
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 lab64
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.
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.

103 Voice 2 (0-6)

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

202 Piano 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. By audition only.

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

204 Horn 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

205 Trumpet 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

206 Trombone 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

207 Euphonium 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

208 Tuba 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

209 Percussion 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

210 Violin 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

211 Viola 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

212 Violoncello 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

213 Contrabass 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

214 Flute 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

215 Oboe 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

216 Clarinet 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

217 Bassoon 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

218 Saxophone 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

257 Jazz Theory 2 Introduction to jazz theory; chord symbols, extended harmony, scales and modes, voicing, bass lines and substitutions.

258 Introduction to Jazz Improvisation 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Introduction to jazz improvisation.

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.

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.

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).

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.

267 [DIVR] Black American Music: Roots to Fruit 3 A critical survey of key musical and societal forces contributing to today's African American musicscape; listening, analysis, and critique.

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

282 Class Piano IV 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. 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.

302 Piano V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

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

304 Horn V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

305 Trumpet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

306 Trombone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

307 Euphonium V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

308 Tuba V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

309 Percussion V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

310 Violin V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

311 Viola V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

312 Violoncello V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

313 Contrabass V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

314 Flute V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

315 Oboe V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

316 Clarinet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

317 Bassoon V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

318 Saxophone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

319 Secondary Performance Study 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 16 credits. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Instruction on instruments or voice other than major performing medium.

320 Guitar V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit. Guitar.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

361 [HUM] Music and Social Justice 3 A critical investigation of music's role in social justice issues and the influence of social justice issues on the education and creative output of musicians.

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.

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

363 (Effective through Summer 2022) [DIVR] Women in Music 3 Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 363, WGSS 363. WGSS 363 formerly offered as WOMEN ST 363.)

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.

366 [DIVR] LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Music 3 Exploration of music through the lens of LGBTQ+ representation as a way of examining the personal and social struggles the community has endured for decades. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 366, WGSS 366.)

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.

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.

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.

401 Organ V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

402 Piano V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

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

404 Horn V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

405 Trumpet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

406 Trombone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

407 Euphonium V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

408 Tuba V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

409 Percussion V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

410 Violin V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

411 Viola V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

412 Violoncello V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

413 Contrabass V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

414 Flute V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

415 Oboe V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

416 Clarinet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

417 Bassoon V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

418 Saxophone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

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

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

429 [ARTS] Tenor/Bass Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings tenor or bass; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

429 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Tenor/Bass Choir 1 (0-2) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings tenor or bass; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

430 [ARTS] Treble Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings soprano or alto; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

430 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Treble Choir 1 (0-2) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings soprano or alto; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

431 [ARTS] Concert Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

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.

433 [ARTS] Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

433 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Madrigal/Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

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.

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

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

437 [ARTS] Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Large ensemble; public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 437 and MUS 537. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

438 [ARTS] Jazz-Lab Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

439 [ARTS] Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

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

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

444 Marching Band/Varsity Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit.

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

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.

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

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).

457 Seminar in Jazz Arranging/Composition 2 Course Prerequisite: MUS 257. Arranging and composing for instrumental jazz ensembles.

458 Advanced Jazz Improvisation 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Course Prerequisite: MUS 258. Advanced concepts in jazz improvisation.

459 Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition V 1 (0-2) to 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

489 Choral Methods and Materials II 2 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.

489 (Effective through Summer 2023) 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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. S, F grading.

498 Piano Pedagogy Practicum 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. 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. 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. S, F grading.

501 Organ V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

502 Piano V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

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

504 Horn V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

505 Trumpet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

506 Trombone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

507 Euphonium V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

508 Tuba V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

509 Percussion V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

510 Violin V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

511 Viola V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

512 Violoncello V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

513 Contrabass V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

514 Flute V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

515 Oboe V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

516 Clarinet V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

517 Bassoon V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

518 Saxophone V 2 (0-6) to 4 (0-12) May be repeated for credit.

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

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

522 Graduate Recital 2 Private screening and public performance as required within each performance emphasis.

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

531 [ARTS] Concert Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

533 [ARTS] Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

533 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Madrigal/Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

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.

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

537 [ARTS] Symphonic Wind Ensemble 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.

538 [ARTS] Jazz-Lab Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

539 [ARTS] Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu 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.

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

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

550 Seminar in Analysis 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Applications of analytical techniques to develop a basis for musical understanding and interpretation.

553 Seminar in Music Theory 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits.

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

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

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.

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

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

566 Seminar in Music History 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Various historic periods and composers.

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

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.

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

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.

589 Choral Methods and Materials II 2 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.

589 (Effective through Summer 2023) 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.

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.

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.

596 Topics in Music V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: By permission only.

597 Performance Studies for Distance Learners 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Online Masters of Arts in Music program; graduate advisor permission; instructor permission. Participation in video conference-based lessons or completion of performance-based projects, i.e., a recording project or concert presented in the online student's home community submitted as a video/audio recording.

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. 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. 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. S, U grading.

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