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Kansas State University

Music

Paul Hunt, Head

Professors A. Cochran, Cooper, Fallin, Hunt, Littrell, Mortenson, Sloop, Sutton, Tracz, and Walker; Associate Professors M.L. Cochran, J. Edwards, Ganz, Gartner, Goins, Houser, T. Kerstetter, Parker, Pittman, and Polich; Assistant Professors Burrack, Dobrzanski, Fassler-Kerstetter, Gbur, Pursell, and Weston; Instructors Maxwell and Wingfield; Emeriti: Professors Brookhart, R. Edwards, Flouer, Funkhouser, Jackson, Langenkamp, Steinbauer, and W. Walker; Associate Professor Sidorfsky; Assistant Professor M. Walker.

785-532-5740

Fax: 785-532-5709

E-mail: mus@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/music

The Department of Music is a member, with institutional accreditation, of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Curricula in music education and performance with majors in music theatre, composition, voice, piano, organ, strings, woodwind, percussion, and brass instruments are offered. Courses in music are available to any student enrolled in the university, subject to prerequisites listed in the course descriptions. Courses in performance do not require prerequisites for those not majoring in music; however, availability of instructor and fees for nonmajors are factors in securing performance instruction. This elective credit cannot be used later toward a music degree unless it meets the requirements of that course as it applies to those majoring in music. No more than two credits a semester will be granted for performance as an elective.

Entrance requirements

New and transfer students

Preliminary placement examinations in piano, the performance major, and theory must be taken by all students majoring in music regardless of the curriculum selected. Students will be advised as to the most appropriate field of concentration and the proper level of study as a result of examination.

Divisional hearings will determine the number of upper-level hours that will be accepted for transfer students.

Students who, on the basis of auditions in their major performance area, have been determined by the faculty to perform at a level lower than that acceptable for MUSIC 255 will not be allowed to declare a major in music. They will be required to enroll in MUSIC 251 Pre-Applied Study until such time that their proficiency level is acceptable for MUSIC 255.

If, on the basis of audition, a music major is determined by the faculty to lack sufficient proficiency to be a member of a major performing ensemble that student must enroll in Voice Class. A maximum of two semesters of Voice Class may be substituted for the major ensemble requirements.

Music minor

MUSIC 225Freshman Survey2
MUSIC 230Music Theory II3
MUSIC 231Aural Skills I1
MUSIC 320Music Theory III3
MUSIC 321Aural Skills II1
MUSIC 255Lower-Division Performance4
Major performing ensemble4
(MUSIC 111, 115, 116, 117, 121, 130, 135, 140, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 408, 409, 411)

Guided electives*  2-3

*Guided electives

MUSIC 360, 361, or any music history or literature course above 300
or
ANTH 515, 516, 517
 

Minor in jazz studies

MUSIC 225Freshman Survey2
MUSIC 230Music Theory II3
MUSIC 231Aural Skills I1
MUSIC 320Music Theory III3
MUSIC 321Aural Skills II1
MUSIC 255Lower-Division Performance
or
MUSIC 455Upper-Division Performance2
MUSIC 298Jazz Improvisation I1
MUSIC 299Jazz Improvisation II1
MUSIC 280Lower-Division Ensemble
or
MUSIC 480Upper-Division Ensemble4
(Must be CJE, lab A, or combo)
Restricted elective*3-4
 
*Restricted electives:
MUSIC 360 and 361, or 420, or 424
or
ANTH 515, 516, or 517
 

Bachelor of arts

124 hours required for graduation (Students who entered K-State before the fall of 2003 require only 120 hours for graduation.)

The bachelor of arts with a major in music emphasizes the liberal arts tradition. The program provides enough flexibility in electives for students to meet other preprofessional requirements, and it thus may appeal to students whose professional goals do not terminate with music. The minimum requirement in music is 48 hours, including the following:

MUSIC 225Freshman Survey2
MUSIC 230Music Theory II3
MUSIC 320Music Theory III3
MUSIC 360Music Theory IV4
MUSIC 231Aural Skills I1
MUSIC 321Aural Skills II1
MUSIC 361Aural Skills III1
MUSIC 322Aural Skills Proficiency
MUSIC 530Music History I3
MUSIC 531Music History II3
MUSIC 532Music History III3
MUSIC 525Instrumentation and Arranging2
 

Recital attendance is required for seven semesters (transfer students' records will be evaluated). The major program of music leading to the degree bachelor of arts may be elected with an emphasis in the areas of music literature, composition, or performance.

The music literature area requires 8 hours of electives in music history and music literature. In addition, 8 semester hours in a single performance area are required, of which half must be from the 400 level.

The composition area calls for MUSIC 323 or 523 (3 hours), 615, 616, 714 or 675, 3 semester hours in music literature, and 8 total hours of instrument or voice as follows: 4 hours MUSIC 255 major instrument or voice, 2 hours MUSIC 455 major instrument or voice, and 2 hours of piano (MUSIC 254, 255 or 455).

The performance area calls for MUSIC 615 and 616 plus 16 hours of an instrument or voice, of which half must be from the 400 level.

Participation in a music organization (instrumental or choral, depending on the major performance area) is required each semester, and the piano proficiency requirement must be passed before graduation.

Bachelor of music

129-134 hours required for graduation

A four-year program is offered with concentrations in piano, organ, voice, strings, wind or percussion instruments, music theatre, and composition.

The requirements for all options are:

MUSIC 225Freshman Survey2
MUSIC 230Music Theory II3
MUSIC 320Music Theory III3
MUSIC 360Music Theory IV3
MUSIC 231Aural Skills I1
MUSIC 321Aural Skills II1
MUSIC 361Aural Skills III1
MUSIC 322Aural Skills Proficiency
MUSIC 530Music History I3
MUSIC 531Music History II3
MUSIC 532Music History III3
MUSIC 417Conducting2
MUSIC 525Instrumentation and Arranging2
MUSIC 501Half Recital
MUSIC 502Full Recital
MUSIC 050Recital Attendance (7 semesters)
MUSIC 060Piano Proficiency
 
Additional requirements for music theatre option
MUSIC 255Voice8
MUSIC 455Voice11
MUSIC 285Italian Diction1
MUSIC 287German Diction1
or
MUSIC 465French Diction1
Major performing organization4
MUSIC 475Opera Workshop4
MUSIC 492Methods and Materials for the Studio
or
MUSIC 706Song Literature2-3
MUSIC 650History of Opera3
MUSIC 206Piano Class I1
and
MUSIC 207Piano Class II1
Music electives2
THTRE 260Stage Movement3
THTRE 261Fundamentals of Acting3
THTRE 267Fundamentals of Stage Costuming and Makeup3
THTRE 361Intermediate Acting3
THTRE 368Fundamentals of Technical Productions3
THTRE 211Drama Participation1
THTRE 761Advanced Acting3
Theatre electives selected from the following3
THTRE161Fundamentals of Improvisation
or
THTRE 560Advanced Stage Movement
or
THTRE 664Creative Dramatics
DANCE 165Ballet I2
DANCE 120Modern Dance2
or
DANCE 171Jazz Dance
Dance electives2
Secondary modern language4
 
Additional requirements for vocal performance
MUSIC 255Lower-Division Performance/Voice8
MUSIC 455Upper-Division Performance/Voice14
MUSIC 206,   207, or 255Lower Division Performance/Piano4
MUSIC 615Canon and Fugue2
or
MUSIC 616Twentieth Century Counterpoint2
MUSIC 285,   287, 465Diction3
MUSIC 492Methods and Materials of the Studio2
MUSIC 650History of Opera3
MUSIC 706Song Literature3
Major performing organization each semesterVar.
MUSIC 280, 475   480Vocal ensemble and/or Opera Workshop (four semesters)4
Primary modern language (1 additional course)4-5
Secondary modern language (1 course)4-5
 
Additional requirements for instrumental performance (piano, organ, strings, wind, and percussion):
MUSIC 255Lower-Division Performance8
MUSIC 455Upper-Division Performance14
Major performing organization each semester
Instrumental ensemble4
Secondary performance area4
MUSIC 615Canon and Fugue2
MUSIC 616Twentieth Century Counterpoint2
MUSIC 714Advanced Orchestration2
Additional music electives3
 
Additional requirements for composition
MUSIC 255Lower-Division Performance4
MUSIC 323/   523Compositon12
(at least 8 hours at 523 level)
MUSIC 455Upper-Division Performance4
MUSIC 254/255
and/or 455Piano (or minor performance area if keyboard is the major instrument)4
MUSIC 615Canon and Fugue2
MUSIC 616Twentieth Century Counterpoint2
MUSIC 631Technology of the Electronic Music Studio2
MUSIC 632Digital Sound Synthesis2
MUSIC 714Advanced Orchestration 2
or
MUSIC 675Arranging for Bands2
Major performing organization each semesterVar.
Additional music electives7
 

Bachelor of music education

136-139 hours required for graduation, depending on emphasis

The program of study leading to this degree is a nine-semester curriculum designed to prepare music teachers for grades K-12. With careful planning and enrollment during summer session(s) all requirements may be completed in four years. Within this curriculum there are two emphases—vocal/choral music, and instrumental music.

Professional educational requirements

EDSEC 200, 310

EDCEP 315, 525

EDCIP455

DED 318

EDSEC 376, 477, 582

EDSP 323

For the College of Education certification, the following GPA requirements exist:

Overall GPA

Full admission: 2.5 is required in all college work attempted, including transfer and K-State credits.

A 2.75 grade point average is required on a 35-hour general education core which is specified by each department. Students should consult with their advisors or inquire in 13 Bluemont Hall for specific requirements.

Music requirements for all options
MUSIC 210Music Theory I3
MUSIC 225Freshman Survey2
MUSIC 230Music Theory II3
MUSIC 320Music Theory III3
MUSIC 360Music Theory IV3
MUSIC 231Aural Skills I1
MUSIC 321Aural Skills II1
MUSIC 361Aural Skills III1
MUSIC 322Aural Skills Proficiency
MUSIC 530Music History I3
MUSIC 531Music History II3
MUSIC 532Music History III3
MUSIC 525Instrumentation and Arranging2
MUSIC 417Conducting I2
MUSIC 517Choral Conducting
or
MUSIC 518Instrumental Conducting2
MUSIC 501Half Recital
or
MUSIC 502Full Recital
MUSIC 060Piano Proficiency
MUSIC 050Recital Attendance (7 semesters)
MUSIC 255Lower-Division Performance
and/or
MUSIC 455Upper-Division Performance8
Major performing organization each semester except the professional semester
MUSIC 480Upper-Division Ensemble Performance1
or
MUSIC 475Opera Workshop1
or
MUSIC 490Collegium Musicum1
MUSIC 511Music in the Schools K-64
MUSIC 512Music Program in Junior/Senior High Schools4
MUSIC 670Advanced Studies in Music Education2
 
A half recital or an extended “jury” recital is required before graduation. Divisional recommendation determines the methods of satisfying this requirement.
 
Instrumental majors are required to participate in marching band for at least two semesters (preferably during the freshman and sophomore years). String majors may substitute a comparable experience for this requirement.
 
Piano proficiency requirements must be met one semester before scheduling student teaching.
 
Additional music requirements for instrumental emphasis

Performance

MUSIC 203, 204, 206, 207, and 9 semester hours chosen according to the major instrument from: MUSIC 232, 233, 234, 235, 427, 428, and 429

Enrollments in major organizations must include at least two semesters in a choral organization; upon the recommendation of the advisor, one additional semester of individual or class instruction in voice may be substituted.

Additional requirements for vocal/choral emphasis

Performance

If voice is the major performance area, MUSIC 232, 233, 234, 235, 285, and 287 or 465; 4 hours of keyboard. If keyboard is the major performance area, MUSIC 203, 204, 232, 233, 234, 235, 350 (two semesters), 410, and 450

Enrollments in major organizations must include at least two semesters in an instrumental organization; upon the recommendation of the advisor, one semester of advanced instrumental techniques classes may be substituted.

Requirements in general education are stated earlier in the College of Arts and Sciences section.

General regulations for all performance areas

As a part of performance requirements, studio and divisional seminars and general student recitals are held regularly. Each student is required to perform at least once a semester either in a studio seminar or in a student recital. All private study for credit will culminate in a jury exam each term.

Each division faculty maintains the right to advise students to discontinue performance study in that particular curriculum if the students have not demonstrated the necessary degree of progress.

For specific divisional requirements, each student should request a copy of detailed policies.

Participation in a major ensemble in the student's major performance area selected with the advice of a departmental advisor is required each semester. Piano and organ majors may elect either instrumental or choral major ensembles to satisfy requirements.

As an extension of the study of an instrument or voice, attendance at studio and division seminars is required each semester.

Attendance at a minimum of 15 recitals and concerts is required for seven semesters. This attendance is to be divided among the various performance areas.

Piano is required as a performance minor for all degrees unless piano is the performance major. If the performance major is piano, then voice, any instrument, or organ may substitute for the performance minor.

Required recital attendance

Attendance at a minimum of 15 recitals or concerts per semester for seven semesters is required for graduation. Transfer students' records will be evaluated.

Proficiencies

Music majors will enroll in MUSIC 322 Aural Skills Proficiency concurrently with MUSIC 320. Credit for MUSIC 322 is earned by passing the aural proficiency exam. Successful completion of MUSIC 322 is a prerequisite for enrollment in MUSIC 517, MUSIC 518, MUSIC 525, MUSIC 532. (Exception for placement of transfer students.)

MUSIC 060 Piano Proficiency requirements must be met prior to graduation.

Fees for private music lessons

University students enrolled in the bachelor of music, bachelor music education, bachelor of arts in music degrees or who are minoring in music, are exempt from fees for private music lessons and music practice facilities.

There is an additional fee for students not majoring or minoring in one of these music curricula who take private music instruction (pending availability of staff and facilities). Contact the music department for current amounts.

Music history, literature, and theory courses

University General Education courseMUSIC 100. Music Fundamentals. (3) I, II, S. Elementary instruction in the theory of music. Limited to nonmusic majors.

University General Education courseMUSIC 160. Music Listening Laboratory. (2) I, II, S. A basic introduction to music. Overview of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and Twentieth Century stylistic periods; elements of music (melody, rhythm, harmony, form, timbre); and instrument recognition. The focus of the class is on developing listening skills and learning to write brief papers using the new language that has been acquired. Performances are provided by university ensembles, faculty artists, and special guests. Limited to nonmusic majors.

MUSIC 210. Music Theory I. (3) I, II. An introduction to the basic language of music; scales, triads and seventh chords, and all simple intervals. Written and aural skills reinforce concepts of melody, rhythm, and harmony. Pr.: Tested knowledge of basic music reading and aural skills.

MUSIC 220. Topics in Music. (1-3) Offered on demand. Exploration of the musical dimensions of a particular topic or theme. Topics vary. May be repeated once.

MUSIC 225. Freshman Survey. (2) II. An introduction to the elements of music; the major historical periods of western classical music; music of non-western cultures; popular styles. For music majors and minors.

MUSIC 230. Music Theory II. (3) I, II. Continued experience with the language of music. Part-writing, analysis, composition. Pr.: grade of C or higher in MUSIC 210 or tested knowledge of basic music theory and conc. enrollment in MUSIC 231.

MUSIC 231. Aural Skills I. (1) I, II. Development of aural skills through sight singing, rhythmic training, and ear-training; melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation to reinforce concepts in Music Theory II. Pr.: Grade of C or higher in MUSIC 210 or tested knowledge of music.

University General Education courseMUSIC 245. Introduction to American Music. (3) I, II, S. An introduction to the functions of music in American society and the elements of music, including a survey of the development of various types and styles of music in America.

University General Education courseMUSIC 250. Introduction to Music. (3) I, II, S. Elements of music as represented in selected masterpieces of the standard concert repertory, designed to heighten the perception and the enjoyment of the listener who has limited musical knowledge. For nonmusic majors only.

University General Education courseMUSIC 310. History of Musical Instruments. (2) Offered on demand, only in intersessions, through TELENET, or off-campus. The development of musical instruments in each period of Western music. Pr.: MUSIC 160 or 250.

MUSIC 320. Music Theory III. (3) I, II. Theoretical concepts of eighteenth-century music. Modulations, secondary function chords, counterpoint, and some chromatic harmony. Exercises, analysis and composition. Pr.: grade of C or higher in MUSIC 230 and conc. enrollment in MUSIC 321 (or MUSIC 231).

MUSIC 321. Aural Skills II. (1) I, II. Sight singing, rhythmic training, and ear-training through drills and dictation to reinforce concepts in Music Theory III. Pr.: Grade of C or higher in MUSIC 231.

MUSIC 322. Aural Skills Proficiency. (0) I, II. Required for graduation of all music majors. Pr.: MUSIC 320 or conc. enrollment.

MUSIC 360. Music Theory IV. (3) I, II. Theoretical concepts of late nineteenth-century music and twentieth-century music: chromatic harmony and twentieth-century compositional techniques, analysis, and composition. Pr.: Grade of C or higher in MUSIC 320 and conc. enrollment in MUSIC 361 (or 321) and 322.

MUSIC 361. Aural Skills III. (1) I, II. Sight singing, rhythmic training, and ear-training through drills and dictation to reinforce concepts in Music Theory IV. May be repeated while completing Aural Skills Proficiency. Pr.: Grade of C or higher in MUSIC 321.

MUSIC 385. History of the American Popular Song. (2) Offered on sufficient demand. The vigor and musical inventiveness of this unique American art form including the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic aspects of the songs of Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and others. Pr.: MUSIC 160 or MUSIC 250.

MUSIC 390. Special Studies in Music. (1-3) I, II, S. Pr.: Background of courses needed for studies undertaken.

University General Education courseMUSIC 399. Honors Seminar. (3) On sufficient demand. For selected sophomores.

University General Education courseMUSIC 420. History of Jazz. (3) On sufficient demand. Survey of jazz styles and personalities. For music majors and nonmajors. Pr.: MUSIC 160, 250, or equiv.

University General Education courseMUSIC 421. Salsa: Afro-Cuban Music of the Past and Present. (3) II. Appreciation, historical knowledge, mechanics, aesthetics, and cultural contexts of salsa. Pr.: MUSIC 225, 245, or 250.

University General Education courseMUSIC 424. Jazz in Kansas City and the Southwest. (2-3) Offered on demand, only in intersessions, through TELENET, or off-campus. The history and development of jazz styles in Kansas City and the southwestern United States, emphasizing the influence on styles of other geographic areas. Pr.: MUSIC 160.

MUSIC 425. Topics in Jazz. (Var.) Offered on sufficient demand. Big bands; jazz pianists and styles; survey of combo jazz styles, etc. Pr.: MUSIC 160.

MUSIC 470. Songwriting. (3) Offered on sufficient demand. Composition of original small song forms including preparation of lead sheet and vocal score using guitar chord symbols. Pr.: MUSIC 100. For nonmusic majors only.

MUSIC 498. Honors Tutorial in Music. (1-3) I, II. Individual directed research and study of a topic in music, normally as a preliminary to writing a senior honors thesis. May be repeated once to a total of 3 hours. Pr.: Sophomore standing, membership in the honors program of the College of Arts and Sciences, and permission of the instructor.

MUSIC 499. Senior Honors Thesis. (2) I, II, S. Open only to seniors in the arts and sciences honors program.

MUSIC 525. Instrumentation and Arranging. (2) I. Study of writing and arranging for the strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion as well as choral ensembles. Functional ranges and practical applications through score study and projects. Pr.: MUSIC 322, 360, 361.

MUSIC 530. Music History I: Ancient Greece through 1700. (3) I. An overview of stylistic trends, major composers, repertoire of ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods. Pr.: Grade of C or higher in MUSIC 320.

MUSIC 531. Music History II: 1700 to 1850. (3) II. An overview of stylistic trends, major composers, and repertoire of the late Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic periods. Pr.: Grade of C or higher in MUSIC 320.

MUSIC 532. Music History III: 1850 to the Present. (3) II. An overview of the development of stylistic trends, major composers, and repertoire of the late Romantic period through the present. Pr.: MUSIC 322, 360, 361.

MUSIC 570. Musical Comedy. (3) On sufficient demand. The history of operetta and music comedy from Offenbach to the present. Offered jointly by Departments of Music and Speech. Same as THTRE 570.

MUSIC 599. Special Studies in Music. (1-3) I, II, S. Pr.: Background of courses needed for studies undertaken.

MUSIC 601. Western Music before 1750. (2-3) II, alternate S. A survey of the development of Western music from early Greek civilization to 1750. Pr.: MUSIC398 and MUSIC406.

MUSIC 603. Percussion Pedagogy Workshop. (3) S. Advanced study of percussion instruments and related performance techniques, teaching methods and responsibilities, organization, and literature.

MUSIC 614. Graduate Theory Review. (2) I, S. For graduate students in music for whom additional work in the harmonic and formal aspects of tonal and chromatic music is needed. This course does not fulfill degree requirements.

MUSIC 615. Canon and Fugue. (2) I, S. Counterpoint in eighteenth century style. Pr.: MUSIC398, consent of instructor.

MUSIC 616. Twentieth-Century Counterpoint. (2) II, S. Contrapuntal devices used by twentieth-century composers; serial techniques. Pr.: MUSIC398, consent of instructor.

MUSIC 618. Graduate History Review. (2). I, S. For graduate students in music for whom additional work in music history is needed based on their performance on the graduate music history entrance Exam. This course does not fulfill graduate degree requirements. A grade of an A or B is required to enroll in graduate-level music history courses.

MUSIC 620. Music Calligraphy and Score Preparation. (2) Tools and procedures for professional preparation of music manuscript in facsimile editions. Computer applications for typesetting and music publishing. Pr.: MUSIC201.

MUSIC 631. Technology of the Electronic Music Studio. (2) I, S. Instrumentation and systematic procedures as applied to the construction of electronic music. Principles of voltage-controlled systems, synchronous tape machines, and audio mixing. Individual and team projects. Pr.: MUSIC521, consent of instructor.

MUSIC 632. Digital Sound Synthesis. (2) On sufficient demand. Exploration of real-time interactive systems. Theory and application pertaining to the creation of instruments and scores using additive and FM techniques. Team projects. Pr.: MUSIC 631.

MUSIC 650. History of the Opera. (3) On sufficient demand. A study of selected masterpieces of musical drama, with emphasis on the relationship of music and drama, and on the unique qualities of opera as a collective artwork. Pr.: MUSIC201 or 250. Same as THTRE 671.

MUSIC 665. Jazz Techniques. (2) II, S. Basic practices found in jazz education, including literature, teaching techniques, and resource materials. Pr.: MUSIC 512.

MUSIC 702. Style Analysis. (2-3) On sufficient demand. Training in a comprehensive, systematic analytical approach to all style periods, and in verbalizing analytical perceptions. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 704. Symphonic Literature. (3) II. The development of orchestral music from the late Baroque to the present, with emphasis on selected symphonies of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 705. Chamber Music Literature. (3) II, in alternate years. A selected survey of masterpieces of small ensemble music from 1750 to the present. Special emphasis on the string quartet. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 706. Song Literature. (3) II, in alternate years. Survey, by historical period and national style, of major solo vocal works. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 707. History of Wind Bands. (3) II, S. Development of the wind band medium from the Renaissance to the present, with focus on the composers and literature. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 708. Choral Literature. (3) II, in alternate years. A study of standard choral masterpieces in both large and small forms from 1450 to the present. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 711. Practical Composition and Arranging. (2) On sufficient demand. Explanation of styles and techniques applicable to contemporary commercial music. Practical arranging for the stage band. Pr.: MUSIC213 or consent of instructor.

MUSIC 714. Advanced Orchestration. (2) II. The study of orchestra and band scores. Exercises in orchestrating this type of music for different choirs of instruments, as well as scoring for full orchestra and symphonic band. Pr.: MUSIC 525.

MUSIC 737. Organ Literature. (3) I, in alternate years. A survey of significant compositions from the Renaissance to the present, with emphasis on performance practice. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 738. Piano Literature. (3) I, in alternate years. Selective survey of music for piano from 1750 to the present. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 740. Studies in Music Literature. (3) On sufficient demand. Study of the repertory of a selected musical genre or medium of performance. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 766. Seminar in the Life and Works of an Individual Composer. (3) I. Study of the career and achievements of a selected composer of major stature. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 767. Topics in American Music. (3) On sufficient demand. Studies of the various genres of American music. Pr.: MUSIC407.

MUSIC 799. Problems in Music. (Var.) I, II, S. Individual guided work in a selected area. Pr.: Six hours graduate credit in music.

Music education courses

MUSIC 232. Woodwind Techniques and Materials. (1) I. A beginning course in the fundamentals of playing and methods for teaching woodwind instruments. For music majors only, and not open to woodwind majors.

MUSIC 233. Brass Techniques and Materials. (1) II. A beginning course in the fundamentals of playing and methods for teaching brass instruments. For music majors only, and not open to brass majors.

MUSIC 234. String Techniques and Materials. (1) I. A beginning course in the fundamentals of playing and methods for teaching stringed instruments. For music majors only, and not open to string majors.

MUSIC 235. Percussion Techniques and Materials. (1) II. The fundamentals of playing and methods of teaching percussion instruments. For music majors only, and not open to percussion majors.

MUSIC 405. Music for Elementary Teachers. (3) I, II, S. The contribution of music to child development in elementary schools. A study of music literature suited to children through the development of purposive listening and the expressive phases of music including rhythmic response, singing, playing, reading, and writing. Pr.: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

MUSIC 427. Advanced String Techniques and Materials. (1-2) II. Playing and teaching skills beyond fundamentals and presentation of materials suitable for private and public school instruction at the secondary level. Required of all instrumental majors in music education. Pr.: MUSIC 234.

MUSIC 428. Advanced Woodwind Techniques and Materials. (1-2) II. Playing and teaching skills beyond fundamentals and presentation of materials suitable for private and public school instruction at the secondary level. Required of all instrumental majors in music education. Pr.: MUSIC 232.

MUSIC 429. Advanced Brass Techniques and Materials. (1-2) I. Playing and teaching skills beyond fundamentals and presentation of materials suitable for private and public school instruction at the secondary level. Required of all instrumental majors in music education. Pr.: MUSIC 233.

MUSIC 511. Music in the Schools, K-6. (4) II. The music curriculum in grades K-6, including a study of the musical characteristics of children and materials and techniques for teaching instrumental, vocal, and general music at this level. Pr.: Admission to teacher education and junior standing in music.

MUSIC 512. Music Program in Junior/Senior High Schools. (4) I. Organization and administration of the comprehensive music program in junior and senior high schools; including the study of vocal and instrumental ensemble development, as well as techniques and materials for other types of music classes. Pr.: Admission to teacher education and junior standing in music.

MUSIC 660. Marching Band Techniques. (2) I, S. Philosophical and practical purposes of the marching band, and the skills necessary to design, organize, instruct, and evaluate a marching band show. Pr.: MUSIC 512.

MUSIC 670. Advanced Studies in Music Education. (2) I, II, S. Advanced undergraduate studies of various topics related to the teaching of music in grades K-12. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Pr.: MUSIC 511 or 512.

MUSIC 675. Arranging for Bands. (2) II. S. Assessing, evaluating, and applying the basic issues, techniques, and possibilities inherent in scoring and arranging for various windband media. Primary attention will be given to concert and marching bands, but students will also spend time learning about various jazz ensembles and other possible combinations of wind and percussion instruments. Pr.: MUSIC 525.

MUSIC 680. Advanced Rehearsal Techniques. (2) II, S. Explore, evaluate, and develop the musical understanding and skills necessary in leading instrumental ensembles toward significant musical expression through effective rehearsal techniques. Pr.: MUSIC 417.

MUSIC 685. Organization and Administration of School Music Programs. (2) I, S. Provides models and ideas on organizing program/teaching to enable the teacher and students to succeed and enjoy the music-making process. Presents strategies and philosophies on dealing with administrators, parents, peers, and students will be discussed, as well as motivation of self and student.

Workshops in music

MUSIC 489. Workshop in Music. (1-2) S. Specialized interest areas for undergraduate students only. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

Organizations and ensembles

MUSIC 111. Concert Choir. (0-1) I, II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 113. University Band. (0-1) II. Open to all interested wind and percussion performers without audition.

MUSIC 114. Pep Band. (0-1) II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 115. Marching Band. (0-1) I. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 116. Concert Band. (0-1) II. Open to all interested wind and percussion performers without audition.

MUSIC 117. Symphony Band. (0-1) I, II, S. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 120. Chamber Singers. (0-1) I, II, S. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 121. Collegiate Chorale. (0-1) I, II, S. Open to all interested singers. Audition determines membership in this and other choral organizations.

MUSIC 125. K-State Singers. (0-1) I, II. Admission by audition. (Not open to music majors.)

MUSIC 130. Symphony Orchestra. (0-1) I, II, S. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 131. Theatre Orchestra. (0-1) I, II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 135. Men's Glee Club. (0-1) I, II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 140. Women's Glee Club. (0-1) I, II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 280. Lower-Division Ensemble Performance. (1) I, II, S. Instruction is offered each semester in the following areas: brass, chamber music, concert jazz, jazz combo, strings, winds, percussion, and vocal ensemble. Admission is by audition and students may enroll in more than one ensemble simultaneously.

MUSIC 298. Jazz Improvisation I. (1) I, II. Fundamentals of jazz harmony with emphasis on simple chord progressions, blues scales, and some modes. Performance of improvised solos based on “standards” and original. May be repeated once for credit. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

MUSIC 299. Jazz Improvisation II. (1) I, II. Continuation of Jazz Improvisation I, with emphasis on more complex chord progressions, altered scales, and other modes. May be repeated once for credit. Pr.: MUSIC 298 or consent of instructor.

MUSIC 350. Studio Accompanying. (1) On sufficient demand. Piano student assigned to studio instructor. Accompanies lessons for at least two hours a week. Ensemble credit for pianists. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

MUSIC 351. Recital Accompanying. (1) On sufficient demand. Piano student assigned to a music major preparing for graduation recital. Pianist accompanies student in lessons and presents the formal public program as course requirement. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

MUSIC 400. Concert Choir. (0-1) I, II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 401. Concert Band. (0-1) I, II, S. Open to all interested wind and percussion performers without audition.

MUSIC 402. Symphony Band. (0-1) I, II, S. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 403. Collegiate Chorale. (0-1) I, II, S. Open to all interested singers. Audition determines membership in other choral organizations.

MUSIC 404. Symphony Orchestra. (0-1) I, II, S. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 408. Men's Glee Club. (0-1) I, II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 409. Women's Glee Club. (0-1) I, II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 411. Marching Band. (0-1) I. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 412. University Band. (0-1) II. Open to all interested wind and percussion performers by audition.

MUSIC 414. Theatre Orchestra. (0-1) I, II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 415. Chamber Singers. (0-1) I, II, S. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 416. Pep Band. (0-1) II. Admission by audition.

MUSIC 475. Opera Workshop. (Var.) I, II, S. Principles and techniques of operatic and musical theatre production, with emphasis on class rehearsal and performance of selected scenes from opera and musical drama; brief survey of the history of opera. Offered jointly by the Departments of Music and Speech. Vocal ensemble credit may be earned in this course. Same as THTRE 475.

MUSIC 480. Upper-Division Ensemble Performance. (1) I, II, S. Instruction is offered each semester in the following areas: brass, chamber music, concert jazz, jazz combo, strings, winds, percussion, and vocal ensemble. Admission is by audition and students may enroll in more than one ensemble simultaneously.

MUSIC 490. Collegium Musicum. (1) I, II, S. An ensemble devoted primarily to the performance of music written before 1700. Authentic instruments used when possible. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

Performance classes

MUSIC 050. Recital Attendance. (0) I, II.

MUSIC 060. Piano Proficiency. (0) I, II, S. Required for graduation of all music majors.

MUSIC 103. Voice Class I. (1) I, II. A beginning course in the basics of singing for nonmusic majors.

MUSIC 104. Voice Class II. (1) I, II. Singing technique skills beyond the basics to include performance skills for nonmusic majors. Pr.: MUSIC 103.

MUSIC 203. Vocal Techniques I. (1) I, II. A beginning course in the basics of singing and teaching skills. For music education majors whose emphasis is instrumental music.

MUSIC 204. Vocal Techniques II. (1) I, II. Singing and teaching skills beyond the basics and presentation of materials suitable for private and public school instruction at the secondary level. For music education majors whose emphasis is instrumental music. Pr.: MUSIC 203.

MUSIC 206. Piano Class I. (1) I, II, S. For freshmen and transfer music students with no piano background. Sections also available for nonmusic majors and nondegree students.

MUSIC 207. Piano Class II. (1) I, II, S. For freshmen and transfer students with some piano background, as well as those who have failed some or all of the Piano Proficiency Exam.

MUSIC 208. Guitar Class I. (1) I, II. Beginning-level group instruction in guitar performance.

MUSIC 209. Guitar Class II. (1) I, II. Intermediate-level instruction in guitar performance.

MUSIC 260. Beginning Recorder Playing. (2) Offered on demand, only in intersessions. Learning to play the recorder; for those without previous recorder playing background. Pr.: MUSIC 100 or consent of instructor.

MUSIC 285. Italian Diction. (1) I. Rules for pronouncing and translating Italian vocal texts.

MUSIC 287. German Diction. (1) I. Rules for pronouncing and translating German vocal texts.

MUSIC 391. Keyboard Pedagogy. (2) II. A systematic study of pedagogy which examines effective teaching methods and aids in the development of a philosophy of professional teaching. Pr.: Keyboard majors with conc. enrollment in MUSIC 455.

MUSIC 410. Vocal Techniques III. (1) I. Improved singing technique with an emphasis on pedagogy and Italian diction. For music education majors whose emphasis is piano or organ. Pr.: MUSIC 203.

MUSIC 417. Conducting. (2) I. Techniques of the baton gestures, signs, and cues as generally used in conducting choral and instrumental organizations. For music majors only. Pr.: Grade of C or higher in MUSIC 320 and 321.

MUSIC 450. Vocal Techniques IV. (1) I. More advanced singing skills. Practicum in teaching private singing lessons. For music education majors whose emphasis is piano or organ. Pr.: MUSIC 410.

MUSIC 465. French Diction I. (1) I. Rules for pronouncing and translating French vocal texts.

MUSIC 492. Methods and Materials for the Studio. (2) I, II, S. Methods of teaching fundamental techniques; selection of teaching materials outlining courses of study. For undergraduate students in performance curricula. Taught in divisions according to the major. Practical application through supervised studio teaching. Pr.: MUSIC 391, or consent.

MUSIC 501. Half Recital. (0) I, II, S. Public performance; vocal or instrumental with suggested performing time of 25 minutes.

MUSIC 502. Full Recital. (0) I, II, S. Public performance; vocal or instrumental with suggested performing time of 50 minutes.

MUSIC 517. Choral Conducting. (2) II. Continued mastery of the skills in Conducting I while emphasizing essential techniques and interpretation for choral ensembles. For music majors only. Required before admission to student teaching. Pr.: MUSIC 322, 360, 361, 417.

MUSIC 518. Instrumental Conducting. (2) II. Continued mastery of the skills in Conducting I while emphasizing essential techniques and interpretation for instrumental ensembles. For music majors only. Required before admission to student teaching. Pr.: MUSIC 322, 360, 361, 417.

Studio performance

MUSIC 251. Pre-Performance Study. (Var.) I, II, S. For students who do not meet standards for regular performance study.

MUSIC 254. Secondary Performance. (1-2) I, II. For students who wish to study an instrument or voice other than the major performance area. Instruction is offered every semester in voice and each of the following instruments: baritone, bassoon, clarinet, double bass, early winds, flute, french horn, guitar, harp, harpsichord, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, viola da gamba, violin, and violoncello. Students may enroll in more than one instrument simultaneously and may earn 1-2 hours per semester in each instrument. Pr.: Instructor permission.

MUSIC 255. Lower-Division Performance. (Var.) I, II, S. Instruction is offered every semester in voice and each of the following instruments: baritone, bassoon, clarinet, double bass, early winds, flute, french horn, guitar, harp, harpsichord, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, viola da gamba, violin, and violoncello. Students may enroll in more than one instrument simultaneously and may earn 1 to 4 hours per semester in each instrument.

MUSIC 323. Lower-Division Composition. (Var.) I, II, S. Composition instruction through individual lessons and group seminar instruction. Pr.: Instructor permission.

MUSIC 455. Upper-Division Performance. (Var.) I, II, S. Instruction is offered every semester in voice and each of the following instruments: baritone, bassoon, clarinet, double bass, early winds, flute, french horn, guitar, harp, harpsichord, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, viola da gamba, violin, and violoncello. Students may enroll in more than one instrument simultaneously and may earn 1 to 4 hours per semester in each instrument.

MUSIC 523. Upper-Division Composition. (Var.) I, II, S. Composition instruction through individual lessons and group seminar instruction. Emphasis on meeting professional standards of composition and score/part preparation and creation of a varied portfolio of works. Pr.: Submission of a portfolio of pieces for faculty review and approval.

MUSIC 641. Secondary Performance Area. (1-2) For graduate students who wish to study an instrument (or voice) other than the major performance area. Pedagogical methods and fundamentals are stressed.