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New Mexico State University
Undergraduate Catalog
2012-2013

MUS-MUSIC

MUS 101G. An Introduction to Music - 3 cr.
An introduction to music for the non-music major to encourage the enjoyment of listening to and understanding the world's great music from the past to the present.
MUS 110. Fundamentals of Music - 2 cr.
Sight singing, ear training, beginning harmony. For students with little or no theory background. May be taken for a maximum of 4 cr.
MUS 117. Jazz Improvisation - 2 cr.
Techniques for extemporaneous playing; jazz harmonic practice. Prerequisites: MUS 213 and MUS 211 or consent of instructor. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 121. Concert and Recital Attendance Laboratory - .5 cr.
Music majors and students taking applied music must attend certain concerts and recitals designated for this course. May be taken for unlimited credit. Graded S/U.
MUS 130. Applied Music - 1-2 cr.
Private or group instruction for non-music majors, secondary instruments, and music majors preparing for 200-level applied music. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 141. Class Voice I - 2 cr.
Beginning voice. Fundamentals of voice production leading to the singing of several of the more simple vocal classics. Main campus only.
MUS 145. Functional Piano I - 2 cr.
Scales, chords, memorization. Harmonization of simple melodies with the ability to play simple melodies and rhythms. May be taken for unlimited credit. Restricted to music majors. No S/U option.
MUS 146. Functional Piano II - 2 cr.
Scales, chords, memorization. Harmonization of simple melodies with the ability to play simple melodies and rhythms. Prerequisite: MUS 145 or consent of instructor. May be taken for unlimited credit. Restricted to music majors. No S/U option.
MUS 147. Functional Piano III - 2 cr.
For music majors preparing for the Piano Proficiency Examination. Prerequisite: MUS 146 or consent of instructor. May be taken for unlimited credit. Restricted to music majors. No S/U option.
MUS 150. Orchestra - 1 cr.
Participation in the Las Cruces Symphony at NMSU. This is a full symphony orchestra concentrating on masterworks of the literature. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 151. University Orchestra - 1 cr.
University Orchestra is a nonperforming orchestra that concentrates on reading different major orchestral works of literature. No audition required. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 160. University Singers - 1-2 cr.
A select concert and touring choir that sings masterworks with orchestra. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 161. Concert Choir - 1 cr.
Campus choir is composed of both music and non-music majors. Emphasis on vocal techniques, sight-singing, and basics of choral musicianship. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 162. Master Works Chorus - 1 cr.
Combination campus and community chorus. This group will perform the major chorale compositions for orchestra and/or wind ensemble. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 163. Jazz Ensembles - 1 cr.
Twenty-piece bands that perform contemporary jazz. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 164. Chamber Ensembles - 1 cr.
Small groups of singers and/or instrumentalists that perform chamber music. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 170. Symphonic Winds - 1 cr.
A select concert and touring ensemble that performs band and chamber wind works from three centuries. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 171. Roadrunner Revue Pep Band - 1 cr.
For both music and nonmusic majors. Opportunity to perform a variety of music in a showband setting. Prerequisite: by audition only; contact band office for date and time. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 172. Marching Band - 1-2 cr.
For both music and nonmusic majors. Opportunity to perform all varieties of music in a contemporary styled marching unit. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 174. Percussion Ensemble - 1 cr.
Large and small groups performing classical and popular works. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 179. Mariachi Ensemble - 1-2 cr.
Performance of traditional, popular, and contemporary music in the Mariachi style. Prerequisite: audition. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 201G. History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures - 3 cr.
Jazz in popular music as it relates to music history and the development of world cultures.
MUS 202. Introduction to Music Literature - 3 cr.
Elements, styles, and forms of Western music. Prerequisite: MUS 211 and MUS 213 or consent of instructor. No S/U option. Main campus only.
MUS 211. Ear Training I - 1 cr.
Sight singing, dictation, notation, scales, intervals, triadic harmonies. main campus only.
MUS 212. Ear Training II - 1 cr.
Sight singing, dictation, notation, scales, intervals, triadic harmonies. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MUS 211 and MUS 213 or consent of instructor. Main campus only.
MUS 213. Music Theory I - 3 cr.
Diatonic harmony, sight singing, dictation, functional keyboard, and beginning compositional skills. Main campus only.
MUS 214. Music Theory II - 3 cr.
Diatonic harmony, sight singing, dictation, functional keyboard and beginning compositional skills. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MUS 213 or consent of instructor. Main campus only.
MUS 230. Applied Music I - 2-4 cr.
Individual instruction including improvisation skills and techniques. Prerequisite: audition and consent of instructor. May be taken for a maximum of 16 credits.
MUS 250. Introduction to Music Education - 1 cr.
Overview of the American educational system with an emphasis on music s role. Includes organization, governance, law, professional practice, and introductory field experience. Main campus only.
MUS 260. Special Topics I - 1-3 cr.
Emphasis on special areas of music; designed for highly motivated students. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 261. Functional Piano IV - 2 cr.
For music majors preparing for Piano Proficiency Examination. Prerequisite: MUS 147 or consent of instructor. May be taken for unlimited credit. Restricted to music majors. No S/U option.
MUS 262. Diction I - 2 cr.
Introduction to the international phonetic alphabet, and its application to English, Italian, Spanish, and Latin song literature. Main campus only. Restricted to music majors.
MUS 263. Diction II - 2 cr.
Advanced grammar and detailed study of Italian, German and French diction and song literature for vocal students. Prerequisite: MUS 262 or consent of instructor. Restricted to music majors. Main campus only.
MUS 273. Music Technology - 3 cr.
Introduction to uses of technology in musical settings. Examines emerging software applications, MIDI, educational applications, and performance uses. Restricted to music and music education majors. Main campus only.
MUS 302. History and Literature of Music to 1750 - 3 cr.
Survey of music from Antiquity through the Baroque. Prerequisites: MUS 202 or consent of instructor.
MUS 303. History and Literature of Music after 1750 - 3 cr.
Continuation of MUS 302. Prerequisite: MUS 302 or consent of instructor.
MUS 311. Ear Training III - 1 cr.
Continuation of MUS 212, advanced sight singing, dictation. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MUS 212 and MUS 214 or consent of instructor.
MUS 312. Ear Training IV - 1 cr.
Continuation of MUS 311, advanced sight singing, dictation. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MUS 311 and MUS 313 or consent of instructor.
MUS 313. Music Theory III - 3 cr.
Advanced sight singing, functional keyboard, chromatic harmony, dictation, and intermediate composition skills. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MUS 214 or consent of instructor. Main campus only.
MUS 314. Music Theory IV - 3 cr.
Advanced sight singing, functional keyboard, chromatic harmony, dictation, and intermediate composition skills. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in MUS 313 or consent of instructor. Main campus only.
MUS 315. Brass Techniques I - 1 cr.
Methods and techniques of teaching high brass instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.
MUS 316. Brass Techniques II - 1 cr.
Methods and techniques of teaching low brass instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.
MUS 317. Woodwind Techniques I - 1 cr.
Methods and techniques of teaching high woodwind instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.
MUS 318. Woodwind Techniques II - 1 cr.
Methods and techniques of teaching saxophone and double reed instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.
MUS 319. String Techniques I - 1 cr.
Methods and techniques of teaching low string instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.
MUS 320. String Technique II - 1 cr.
Methods and techniques of teaching high string instruments, for music education majors. Main campus only.
MUS 321. Instrumental Techniques for Vocal Music Education Majors - 2 cr.
Methods of teaching brass, woodwind, percussion, stringed and fretted instruments for vocal music education majors. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in MUS 325 and 327. Main campus only.
MUS 323. Percussion Technique I - 1 cr.
Methods and techniques of teaching the non melodic instruments. Restricted to music majors only. Main campus only.
MUS 324. Percussion Technique II - 1 cr.
Methods and techniques of teaching the melodic instruments. Restricted to music majors. Main campus only.
MUS 325. Beginning Conducting - 1 cr.
Covers basic principles of conducting technique: the application of aural skills and gesture theory to the process of ensemble rehearsal and performance.
MUS 326. Instrumental Conducting, Techniques, and Literature - 3 cr.
Continuation of conducting study with emphasis on instrumental rehearsal techniques, ensemble management, and literature. Includes arranging and conducting selections for the class. Prerequisite: MUS 325 or consent of instructor. Restricted to music and music education majors.
MUS 327. Choral Conducting, Techniques, and Literature - 3 cr.
Continuation of conducting study with emphasis on choral rehearsal techniques, ensemble management, and literature. Covers all aspects of directing a secondary choral program. Prerequisite: MUS 325. Restricted to music and music education majors.
MUS 330. Applied Music II - 2-4 cr.
Individual instruction including improvisation skills and techniques. May be taken for unlimited credit. Prerequisites: juried audition and consent of instructor.
MUS 339. Survey of Music Business - 3 cr.
Survey of the career options in the music business including songwriting, publishing, copyright, merchandising, arts administration, recording, management and promotion.
MUS 346. Elementary Music Methods - 2 cr.
Lesson planning, curriculum, teaching methodology, materials, and procedures for teaching music in an elementary school. Emphasis on methodology of Koday and Orff, teaching in a multicultural setting, and developing reflective practitioners. Prerequisites: MUS 326 or 327; and TEP admittance or consent of instructor. Restricted to music education majors.
MUS 348. Instrumental Methods - 3 cr.
Curriculum, materials, and procedures as they apply to the development of the instrumental program in elementary and secondary schools.
MUS 349. Secondary Music Methods - 2 cr.
Lesson planning, curriculum, teaching methodology, materials, and procedures for teaching music in the middle school and high school. Emphasis on teaching in a multicultural setting and developing reflective practitioners. Prerequisites: MUS 326 or MUS 327; and TEP admittance or consent of instructor. Restricted to music education majors.
MUS 350. Chamber Music - 1 cr.
Small performing ensembles that may include strings, woodwinds, brass, pianos, percussion, and voices. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 351. Opera Workshop - 1-4 cr.
Study, translation analysis, rehearsal and performance of opera. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 360. Special Topics II - 1-3 cr.
Emphasis on special areas of music; designed for highly motivated students. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 361. Concert Choir II - 1 cr.
Composed of both music and nonmusic majors. Emphasis on vocal techniques, sight-singing, and basics of choral musicianship. Students must assume leadership role. Prerequisite: MUS 161 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for unlimited credit.
MUS 362. University Orchestra II - 1 cr.
Nonperforming orchestra that concentrates on reading different major orchestral works of literature. Students must assume a leadership role. No audition required. Composed of both majors and nonmajors. Prerequisite: MUS 151 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for unlimited credit.
MUS 363. Jazz Ensembles II - 1 cr.
Twenty-piece bands that perform contemporary jazz. Students must assume leadership roles. Prerequisite: MUS 163 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for unlimited credit.
MUS 365. Composition I - 3 cr.
Significant forms for various media. Emphasis on structural aspects of original composition. Prerequisites: B or better in MUS 312 and MUS 314. Restricted to majors.
MUS 366. Composition II - 3 cr.
Applied larger forms. Emphasis on larger vocal and instrumental works. Prerequisites: B or better in MUS 311, MUS 312, MUS 313, and MUS 314.
MUS 368. University Singers II - 1-2 cr.
A select concert and touring choir that sings masterworks with orchestra. Students must assume leadership roles. Prerequisite: MUS 361 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for unlimited credit.
MUS 370. Symphonic Winds II - 1 cr.
A select concert and touring ensemble that performs band and chamber wind works from three centuries. Students must assume a leadership role. Prerequisite: MUS 170 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for unlimited credit.
MUS 372. Marching Band II - 1-2 cr.
Composed of both majors and nonmajors. Opportunity to perform all varieties of music in a contemporary style marching unit. Students must assume a leadership role. Prerequisite: MUS 172 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for unlimited credit.
MUS 374. Percussion Ensembles II - 1 cr.
Large and small groups performing classical and popular works. Students must assume a leadership role. Prerequisite: MUS 174 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for unlimited credit.
MUS 386. Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I - 2 cr.
Methods, materials, problems, literature, and techniques in teaching individual lessons.
MUS 413. Form and Analysis - 3 cr.
Forms in tonal music and basic analytic techniques including music from diverse cultures and media. Prerequisite: MUS 314 or consent of instructor.
MUS 415. Orchestration - 3 cr.
Scoring for full orchestra and various instrumental combinations. Prerequisite: MUS 312 and MUS 314, or consent of instructor. Restricted to majors.
MUS 420. Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 303 or consent of instructor.
MUS 421. Music of the Baroque Era - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 303 or consent of instructor.
MUS 422. Music of the Classic Era - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 303 or consent of instructor.
MUS 423. Music of the Romantic Era - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 303 or consent of instructor.
MUS 424. Music of the Twentieth Century - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: MUS 303 or consent of instructor.
MUS 429. Opera and Music Drama - 3 cr.
Lyrical drama of the Greeks through works of Wagner and Verdi to contemporary opera. Prerequisite: MUS 303 or consent of instructor.
MUS 430. Applied Music III - 2-4 cr.
Individual instruction including improvisation skills and techniques. Prerequisites: juried audition and consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
MUS 440. Senior Recital - 2 cr.
Recital under supervision of appropriate applied instructor. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Corequisite: MUS 430 or MUS 466. Restricted to majors.
MUS 441. Supervised Studio Teaching - 2 cr.
Teaching of private lessons under supervision.
MUS 450. Research Methods - 3 cr.
Introduction to methodology of music research. Emphasis on important scholarly resources and academic writing. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to majors. Main campus only. No S/U option.
MUS 451. Orchestra II - 1 cr.
Las Cruces Symphony at NMSU, a full symphony orchestra concentrating on masterworks of the literature. Students must assume leadership role. Prerequisite: MUS 150 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for unlimited credit.
MUS 455. Music Business Internship - 3 cr.
Capstone course for the Music Business degree. Working with the music business coordinator, students must have been accepted as an intern in a music business setting before enrolling. Credit given for the internship based on criteria developed for each placement. Prerequisites: MUS 330 and piano proficiency. Restricted to majors. S/U only.
MUS 465. Composition III - 3 cr.
Emphasis on extended compositional techniques, serialization, modern counterpoint. Prerequisites: MUS 365 and MUS 366 or consent of instructor.
MUS 466. Composition IV - 3 cr.
New music notation and techniques. Open forms, aleatory concepts. Prerequisite: MUS 365 and MUS 366 or consent of instructor.
MUS 470. Special Topics III - 1-3 cr.
Designed for highly motivated students. Independent study and individual guidance. May be taken for unlimited credit.
MUS 471. Graduate Theory Review - 3 cr.
Comprehensive and accelerated study of modes, tonality, classical form, and course content of MUS 213 and MUS 214.
MUS 475. Intermediate Conducting - 3 cr.
Essential conducting technique in preparation for advanced study. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
MUS 476. Music Cultures of the World: History and Criticism - 3 cr.
Listening, criticism, and analysis of musical cultures around the world. Emphasis on non----Western musical traditions and folk music of the world. Open to all majors.
MUS 486. Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature II - 2 cr.
Methods, materials, problems, literature, and techniques in teaching individual lessons. Prerequisite: MUS 386 or consent of instructor.
MUS 498. Independent Study - 1-3 cr.
For students with a strong musical background wishing to explore content beyond the traditional curriculum. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.