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Course Descriptions

The following list of courses is subject to change. Some courses may not be offered, will vary in frequency, or may be discontinued by a department. For details on days and times of courses offered, or to check if a course is active in the current semester, please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes.

Elections Across Fields

Students throughout SMTD may select among courses outside of their respective fields to gain new approaches to musical thought for their own professional development.

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

ARTSADMN 385: Performing Arts Management (2 credits)
An introduction and overview of management issues concerning the non-profit cultural sector. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 401/501: Your Career in the Arts (1 credit)
To forge a viable performing arts career, young professionals need a compass – a flexible tool for goal-setting and making strategic decisions. In this course, students develop basic visioning and business strategy skills to create an individualized plan for their arts career through the business model canvas. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 402/502: Money Smarts for Artists (1 credit)
Artists often treat “money” as a dirty word, yet difficulty managing finances is one of the primary reasons arts professionals leave the field. This course explores questions surrounding individual arts economics, from budgeting to balancing multiple income streams. Students will develop personal financial strategy as a capstone project. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 406/506: Special Topics (1 – 4 credits)
Content varies. Offered Fall, Winter depending on available content

ARTSADMN 410/510: Arts Entrepreneurship Forum (1 – 2 credits)
This seminar series invites provocative, pioneering, influential, and accomplished musicians, actors, dancers, arts entrepreneurs, and leaders to speak with students about their personal experiences developing, financing, and managing their artistic practice, projects, and ventures. Participants will learn about artistic curation, production, fundraising, marketing, management, fan development, audience experience, intellectual property, mentoring, and career survival skills, among other topics keyed to the visitor’s expertise. Following a lecture and discussion, students will be able to meet the guest speaker and network with members of the arts entrepreneurial community. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 421/521: DIY Marketing and Social Media (1 credit)
The internet presents an array of low cost tools individuals can use to share and promote their career. This course addresses marketing theory the beast practices that allow individuals to create a professional social marketing toolkit. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 422/522: Writing About Your Art; Bios, Blogs, and Websites (1 credit)
Artists must be advocates for their creative vision. Writing well about your art can help identify your creative voice and inspire others to support your work. In this course, students will explore how to write about their art through blogs, websites, program notes, and social media, culminating in an advocacy plan targeting their goals. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 423/523: Grant Writing and Fundraising Basics (1 credit)
Fundraising is critical in the arts and even individual artists have many avenues available to raise money. This course covers how to argue the importance of artistic work, budgeting, and writing successful proposals. Students will be exposed to grant, donation, and crowd-funding opportunities, and will complete a fundraising plan for a project. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 424/524: Legal Essentials for Artists (1 credit)
This course addresses foundational legal principles and practice-based skills that will help musicians, dancers, and actors identify legal issues, negotiate contracts, and integrate legal strategies into their career objectives. Topics will include: copyright, intellectual property rights, royalties, and contract law, among others. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 426/526: Fundraising and the Arts (2 credits)
A review and analysis of philanthropy and development in America’s cultural life and the role of both the public and private sectors. Offered Winter

ARTSADMN 428/528: Arts Leadership (1 credit)
This course explores the theory and practice of leadership in the non- and for-profit arts sector. Students will learn the history and structure of non-profits, especially board leadership and fiduciary oversight. They’ll explore executive leadership, including strategic planning, budgeting, and organizational renewal. Course participants will actively engage with leaders in the field. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 431/531: Running Your Own Ensemble, Theatre Troupe, or Dance Company (1 credit)
Creating your own arts organization can provide a vibrant career path, but getting started can be daunting. This course give students the tools needed to jumpstart sustainable careers in music, theatre, and dance. Topics will include: your artistic identity, business models, branding and marketing, financial planning, legal pitfalls, and fundraising. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 432/532: The Recording Industry; Selling Your Music to the World (1 credit)
Musicians face many questions when considering how to release the music they’ve created. This class focuses on the real-world application of the entrepreneurial, legal, business, and artistic considerations required to sell music today. Students will learn about the entire recording process, including bringing music to market, and current industry trends and future opportunities. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 433/533: Media Technology Careers (1 – 2 credits)
This course explores how today’s leading technology companies bring products to market and how artists, musicians, composers, engineers, business and computer science students might contribute and become part of these companies. Topics include best practices to department functions. Online resources offer insights into real, working companies. Instructor will visit campus to meet with students. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 450/550: Arts Entrepreneurship Essentials (3 credits)
Entrepreneurship is evident when an artist brings their own ides to life. This course teaches essential arts business skills and surveys cultural entrepreneurship through a range of readings, exercises, discussions, reflections, and experiences to give students the skills and vision needed to put their ideas into action. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 472/572: Business of Music (3 credits)
A survey of professional opportunities in performing arts management, the recording industry and arts entrepreneurship, with a focus on building business skills for the personal development of a career in music. Students will learn basic skills that may serve any of the Business of Music areas of concentration: leadership, planning, budgeting, financial analysis, marketing, fund-raising and development (and/or seeking investors). Assignments will include: analysis of case studies, writing a grant proposal, and working in teams to create a model arts enterprise that will need a business plan and marketing materials. The course also features a number of guests from various businesses and music disciplines. Qualifies for Upper Level Writing Requirement. Offered Winter

ARTSADMN 475/575: Music Industry Workshop; Starting Music Businesses (3 credits)
The music industry is undergoing enormous changes fueled by social and technological shifts. In this course, participants will work in teams to envision music-oriented businesses. Teams will assess opportunities, research customers, and formulate a business and marketing plan. Students will choose whether to continue their venture at the semester’s end. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 477/577: Creating Social Value through the Arts (3 credits)
This course posits that the purpose of art making is to create a better society. Students will explore the social role of the arts historically and how arts organizations create value today. Teams will research a target audience, execute and arts experience, and measure the event’s impact. Participants will refine skills in idea generation, public speaking, and data assessment to enhance social impact. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 491/591: Performing Arts Internship (1 – 3 credits)
Supervised internship in cooperation with a professional organization. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 493/593: Special Projects (1 – 3 credits)
Independent study for individual students or project teams. Instructor permission required; offered Fall and Winter

ARTSADMN 495/595: EXCELerator; Practicum (1 – 3 credits)
This course provides a for-credit option for students involved in an entrepreneurship venture and intensive mentoring of the EXCELerator incubator fellowship and thus recognition of both the learning gained as well as the time and focus necessary to succeed in an EXCELerator project. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

ARTSADMN 497/597: Community Service Project (1 – 3 credits)
An independent study course for students interested in completing a social enterprise or community service project. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

BARCELLO 100/400: Performance (undergraduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Cello. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BARCELLO 500: Performance (graduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Cello. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

BARFLUTE 100/400: Performance (undergraduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Flute. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BARFLUTE 500: Performance (graduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Flute. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

BAROBOE 100/400: Performance (undergraduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Oboe. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BAROBOE 500: Performance (graduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Oboe. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

BARVIOLA 100/400: Performance (undergraduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Viola. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BARVIOLA 500: Performance (graduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Viola. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

BAROQVIO 100/400: Performance (undergraduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Violin. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BAROQVIO 500: Performance (graduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Baroque Violin. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

BASSOON 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

BASSOON 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Bassoon. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

CARILLON 100: Performance (undergraduate) (2 credits)
Private study in Carillon. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 114/115: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Carillon. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 425/426: Performance (senior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 500: Performance (graduate) (2 credits)
Private study in Carillon. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CARILLON 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Carillon. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

CELLO 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Cello. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 450/550: Performance (undergraduate/graduate) (1 credit)
Performance Studio. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CELLO 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Cello. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

CHAMBER 470/570: Chamber Arts Collective (1 – 2 credits)
Advanced chamber arts class for any instrument/voice type/area of practice. Students form a collective, mentored by the instructor, Process accurate organized, the produce two chamber arts events (one before break, one after) within the semester. Stylistically varied programs will be encouraged, including traditional, newly-developed, and multidisciplinary repertoire. Prerequisite: at least three previous terms of chamber ensemble. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

CLARINET 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CLARINET 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Clarinet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

COMP 139/140: Introduction to Basic Composition (freshman) (3 credits)
Private study in Composition. SMTD Composition majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 221: Introduction to Elementary Composition (2 credits)
Study in Elementary Composition. Non-SMTD students only; offered Fall

COMP 222: Composition (2 credits)
Study in Elementary Composition. Prerequisites: COMP 221. Non-SMTD students only; offered Winter

COMP 233/433: Special Topics (2 credits)
Periodic offerings on topics of special interest. Offered Fall depending on subject availability 

COMP 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (3 credits)
Private study in Composition. SMTD Composition majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Composition. SMTD Composition majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 415/516: Introduction to Electronic Music (2 credits)
Study in Electronic Music. Offered Fall

COMP 416/516: Seminar in Electronic Music (2 credits)
Study in Electronic Music. Prerequisite: COMP 415. Offered Winter

COMP 421/521: Creative Composition (2 credits)
Study in Creative Composition. SMTD students; offered Fall

COMP 422/522: Creative Composition (2 credits)
Study in Creative Composition. Prerequisite: COMP 421. SMTD students; offered Winter

COMP 423: Advanced Composition (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Composition. Prerequisite: COMP 421 and 422. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 424: Advanced Composition (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Composition. Prerequisite: COMP 423. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 425: Advanced Composition (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Composition. Prerequisite: COMP 424. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 426/526: Advanced Composition (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Composition. Prerequisite: COMP 425. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 credits)
Private study in Composition. SMTD Composition majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 450: Undergraduate Seminar (1 credit)
Seminar for Composition majors. SMTD Composition majors only; elected concurrently with private study for majors; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 credits)
Private study in Composition. SMTD Composition majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 550: Graduate Seminar (2 credits)
Seminar for Composition majors. SMTD Composition majors only; elected concurrently with private study for majors; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 601: Independent Study (2 – 4 credits)
Independent study in Composition. SMTD students only; instructor permission required;offered Fall, Winter

COMP 850: Doctoral Seminar (2 credits)
Seminar for Composition majors. SMTD Composition majors only; elected concurrently with private study for majors; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 891: Doctoral Studies in Composition (4 – 6 credits)
Advanced study for Composition majors. SMTD Composition majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

COMP 892: Doctoral Studies in Composition (4 – 6 credits)
Advanced study for Composition majors. SMTD Composition majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

CONDUCT 315: Elementary Conducting I (2 credits)
Introduction to elementary Conducting. SMTD students or instructor permission; offered Fall, Winter

CONDUCT 316: Elementary Conducting II (2 credits)
Elementary Conducting. Prerequisite: CONDUCT 315; SMTD students or instructor permission; offered Winter

CONDUCT 407: Special Projects (3 credits)
This course is intended to address on an individual basis, topics and technical issues not addressed in other Conducting courses. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter as needed

CONDUCT 415: Intermediate Instrumental Conducting I (2 credits)
The course is designed for any non-conducting major who has completed an undergraduate basic conducting sequence. An Ensemble comprised of class members will explore a wide range of musical and technical approaches to aid the student in developing their individual skill and understanding of the art of conducting. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall

CONDUCT 416: Advanced Instrumental Conducting II (2 credits)
This course will concentrate on technical and musical problems related to specific repertoire needs. Instruction will be designed to aid each individual in gaining a better mastery of how appropriate gesture can assist musicians in navigating demanding passages in the repertoire. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Winter

CONDUCT 442: Choral Conducting Techniques (2 credits)
Graduate student choral Conducting. Prerequisite: CONDUCT 315 or one semester at an alternate institution. SMTD students; offered Fall

CONDUCT 453: Band Literature (2 credits)
This course will focus on repertoire written for a wide range of grade levels (I-VI), with particular emphasis on music for younger bands and amateur ensembles. SMTD students; offered Winter

CONDUCT 455: Band Rehearsal Techniques (2 credits)
Designed for undergraduate music education majors and non-conducting majors with a music education degree, this course will focus on efficient and effective pedagogical techniques for rehearsing a wide range of student and amateur groups at the highest musical level possible. SMTD students; offered Winter

CONDUCT 501: Seminar in Orchestral Conducting (2 – 4 credits)
Seminar for Graduate Orchestral Conducting majors. SMTD students; offered Fall, Winter

CONDUCT 502: Directed Performance in Orchestral Conducting (2 credits)
For Graduate Orchestral Conducting majors. SMTD students; offered Winter

CONDUCT 503: Band and Wind Ensemble Conducting (2 – 4 credits)
For Graduate Band Conducting majors. SMTD students; offered Winter

CONDUCT 504: Directed Performance in Band and Wind Conducting (2 credits)
For Graduate Band Conducting majors. SMTD students; offered Winter

CONDUCT 505: Seminar in Orchestral Conducting (2 – 4 credits)
Seminar for Graduate Choral Conducting majors. SMTD students; offered Fall, Winter

CONDUCT 506: Directed Performance in Choral Conducting (2 credits)
For Graduate Choral Conducting majors. SMTD students; offered Winter

CONDUCT 507: Special Projects (1 – 3 credits)
This course is intended to address on an individual basis, topics and technical issues not addressed in other graduate conducting courses. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Summer

CONDUCT 510: Aural Skills for Conductors (2 credits)
A course which concentrates on musicianship, techniques and skills, with specific application to the needs of the conductors: transposition and score reading; hearing and reading of pitches, intervals, chords and rhythms; use of C clefs. The fix-do solfege system is used in tonal and atonal contexts. Enrollment limited to graduate major in choral, orchestral and wind conducting. SMTD students; offered Winter

CONDUCT 595: Practicum in Teaching (1 credit)
For Graduate students. SMTD students; offered Fall

CONDUCT 601: Orchestral – Opera Repertoire (2 credits)
For Graduate Conducting majors. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CONDUCT 602: Orchestral – Wind Ensemble – Band Repertoire (2 credits)
For Graduate Conducting majors. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CONDUCT 603: Choral Repertoire (2 credits)
For Graduate Conducting majors. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

CONDUCT 801: Advanced Studies and Directed Performance (2 – 6 credits)
For Graduate Conducting majors. SMTD students; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

JAZZ 450/550: Contemplative Practice Seminar (2 credits)
Explores contemplative disciplines through historical, theoretical perspectives, and through direct experience. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

JAZZ 455/555: Creativity and Consciousness (2 credits)
This course explores the idea that heightened consciousness may be a central aspect to creative activity in diverse fields. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

DANCE 100: Introduction to Dance (1 credit)
Introductory studio dance courses provide instruction in technical and creative aspects of a variety of dance genres. Each section under this course listing is devoted to a different dance genre. Section/genres include: contemporary/modern dance; ballet; jazz; hip hop; and special topics such as dance improvisation. In each of these sections, principles of alignment, rhythmic and spatial awareness, dynamic, flexibility, and strength are investigated as foundations for freedom of expression. Very brief reading and writing assignments, as well as performance and video viewing and analysis, inform the work in the studio. Courses culminate in the sharing of technical accomplishments and creative work. Non-Dance majors only; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

DANCE 101: Modern Dance I (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, with focus on one or two particular styles of training. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 102: Modern Dance I (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, with focus on one or two particular styles of training. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 103: Modern Dance I (1 credit)
First-year studio course in principles of contemporary modern dance technique for dance majors, building upon principles of alignment, training, movement dynamics, rhythmic phrasing, and its potential for expression as an art form. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 104: Modern Dance I (1 credit)
First-year studio course in principles of contemporary modern dance technique for dance majors, building upon principles of alignment, training, movement dynamics, rhythmic phrasing, and its potential for expression as an art form. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 111: Ballet I (1 credit)
An intermediate ballet course which focuses on the basic placement concepts of transfer of weight, core-strength, a solid standing leg, and the positions of the body. Proper alignment will be stressed in all of the exercises at the barre and in the centre. Centre work is designed to impart solid turning and jumping skills including en dehors and en dedans pirouettes, traveling turns, basic petit allegro and grand allegro vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on musicality and transitions. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 112: Ballet I (1 credit)
An intermediate ballet course which focuses on the basic placement concepts or transfer of weight, core-strength, a solid standing leg, and the positions of the body. Proper alignment will be stressed in all of the exercises at the barre and in the centre. Centre work is designed to impart solid turning and jumping skills including en dehors and en dedans pirouettes, traveling turns, basic petite allegro and grand allegro vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on musicality and transitions. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 113: Ballet I (1 credit)
Survey of principles of basic ballet placement, barre and center work to prepare for allegro, jumps and sequences across the floor. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 114: Ballet I (1 credit)
Survey of principles of basic ballet placement, barre and center work to prepare for allegro, jumps and sequences across the floor. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 121: Freshman Repertory (1 credit)
Cast by audition, repertory groups rehearse works by faculty and guest choreographers for the annual production of the University Dance Company at the Power Center and other venues. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 122: Freshman Repertory (1 credit)
Cast by audition, repertory groups rehearse works by faculty and guest choreographers for the annual production of the University Dance Company at the Power Center and other venues. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 126: Freshman Touring Company (2 credits)
In the model of a repertory dance company, students learn, rehearse, produce, and tour new and existing repertory works by faculty and guest choreographers for performances, master classes, and lecture demonstrations in various locations throughout the region. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 127: Dance Laboratory (1 credit)
Students will have the opportunity to learn other methods and styles of dance.  Courses vary each term and may range from Yoga and Somatic Practices, Partnering, Solo Performance Practices, and Master Classes by Guest Artists. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 128: Dance Laboratory (1 credit)
Students will have the opportunity to learn other methods and styles of dance.  Courses vary each term and may range from Yoga and Somatic Practices, Partnering, Solo Performance Practices, and Master Classes by Guest Artists. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 131: Dance Composition 1 (2 credits)
Students are introduced to basic elements of the craft of choreography: space, time, force, and motivation; concepts that can be applied to any genre of dance. Topics will be approached through improvisation, movement studies, readings, performance and video viewing, and written assignments. Concepts will be explored both as soloists and in small groups, and will conclude in a final composition showing. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 132: Dance Composition 2 (2 credits)
Study of dance forms and their relationship to the other arts, exploring motivations and source materials. Prerequisite: DANCE 131; Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 151: Anatomy and Kinesiology (3 credits)
This course is a detailed study of the structure and function of musculoskeletal anatomy from the deep supporting layers of bone, fascia and intrinsic muscle to the joints and large superficial muscles that do the moving, how these layers work together to create movement and to use this information to explore biomechanics. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 152: Body Knowledge (2 credits)
This course will offer a broad overview of areas which complement and support dance and movement training. These include: Labanotation, Laban Movement Analysis, Release Ball Work, Pilates, Alexander Technique, Ideokinesis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and massage. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 201: Modern Dance II (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, with particular focus on placement, phrasing, and dynamics. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 202: Modern Dance II (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, with particular focus on placement, phrasing, and dynamics. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 203: Modern Dance II (1 credit)
Second-year studio course in principles of contemporary modern dance technique for dance majors, building upon principles of alignment, training, movement dynamics, rhythmic phrasing, and its potential for expression as an art form. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 204: Modern Dance II (1 credit)
Second-year studio course in principles of contemporary modern dance technique for dance majors, building upon principles of alignment, training, movement dynamics, rhythmic phrasing, and its potential for expression as an art form. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 211: Ballet II (1 credit)
An intermediate ballet course which focuses on placement concepts such as transfer of weight, core-strength, a solid standing leg, and the positions of the body. Proper alignment will be stressed in all of the exercises at the barre and in the centre. Centre work is designed to impart solid turning and jumping skills including en dehors and en dedans pirouettes, traveling turns, basic petit allegro and grand allegro vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on more difficult combinations of movements. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 212: Ballet II (1 credit)
An intermediate ballet course which focuses on placement concepts such as transfer of weight, core-strength, a solid standing leg, and the positions of the body.  Proper alignment will be stressed in all of the exercises at the barre and in the centre. Centre work is designed to impart solid turning and jumping skills including en dohors and en dedans pirouettes, traveling turns, basic petite allegro and grand allegro vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on more difficult combination of movements. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 213: Ballet II (1 credit)
Sophomore-level, continuation of barre, center and sequences across the floor, stressing phrasing and range, from adagio to petit allegro. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 214: Ballet II (1 credit)
Continuation of barre, center and sequences across the floor, stressing phrasing and range, from adagio to petit allegro. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 221: Sophomore Repertory (1 credit)
Cast by audition, repertory groups rehearse works by faculty and guest choreographers for the annual production of the University Dance Company at the Power Center and other venues. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 222: Sophomore Repertory (1 credit)
Cast by audition, repertory groups rehearse works by faculty and guest choreographers for the annual production of the University Dance Company at the Power Center and other venues. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 227: Dance Laboratory (1 credit)
Students will have the opportunity to learn other methods and styles of dance.  Courses vary each term and may range from Yoga and Somatic Practices, Partnering, Solo Performance Practices, and Master Classes by Guest Artists. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 228: Dance Laboratory (1 credit)
Students will have the opportunity to learn other methods and styles of dance.  Courses vary each term and may range from Yoga and Somatic Practices, Partnering, Solo Performance Practices, and Master Classes by Guest Artists. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 229: Sophomore Dancers (1 credit)
Rehearsal and performance of student works by invitation of choreographer for senior or graduate productions. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 231: Dance Composition 3 (2 credits)
Sophomore-level survey of uses of rhythm, design, dynamics and motivation, leading to the creation and performance of solo and group works with emphasis on the relationship of music to choreography. Prerequisite: DANCE 132. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 232: Dance Composition 4 (2 credits)
This course examines a series of ways to map movement and sound with the goal of cultivating an awareness of how the impact of movement can be deepened and extended through the informed choice of sound / music/ silence. Other topics addressed include chance structures, aural backdrop, and collaboration between composer and choreographer. Prerequisite: DANCE 231. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 241: Art of Dance (3 credits)
An Introduction to American and European Dance History, Aesthetics, and Criticism — The student will get an introduction to dance history as a part of the liberal arts as well as a basic familiarity with the major choreographers and dance styles in Western dance of the past two centuries. Offered Fall

DANCE 242: The Integration of Music and Movement (2 credits)
In this course, dancers will learn the principles of meter and form through lessons in interactive kinesthetic engagement. Students will incorporate movement with musical exercises that will enable them to develop a solid, musical foundation, and will provide them with the skills required to construct, comprehend, and execute rhythmic and gestural combinations. Dance majors only; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 246: The Development of Music in Dance (3 credits)
The study of the musical scores will be approached through their choreography(-ies), movement vocabulary, and staging. Students will be exposed to western concert dance practices through the musical scores for which they are created. Dance majors only; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 261: Congolese 1 (1 credit)
Study of traditional dances of the African Congo. Offered Fall

DANCE 262: Congolese 1 (1 credit)
Study of traditional dances of the African Congo. Offered Winter

DANCE 265: Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Dance (1 credit)
Study of the various folkloric dance forms of the Caribbean, particularly those of Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil. Offered Spring

DANCE 291: Sophomore Seminar (2 credits)
Students review their dance training, articulate new goals and begin to develop individual portfolios to support both artistic and career goals. This will include sessions on writing resumes/CV’s, cover letters, professional applications, and sessions on archiving of creative materials and the current technology/media used in supporting these aims. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 301: Modern Dance III (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, integrating technical ability with choreographic intent. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 302: Modern Dance III (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, integrating technical ability with choreographic intent. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 303: Modern Dance III (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, with a particular focus integrating technical ability with musicality, phrasing and performance projection. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 304: Modern Dance III (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, with a particular focus integrating technical ability with musicality, phrasing and performance projection. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 311: Ballet III (1 credit)
This course is a continuation of working on alignment and proper execution of technique that encompasses the following: advanced barre work, en de hors and en de dans pirouettes, find tuning execution of basic material, self-discovery and self-correction of mistakes, awareness of other dancers, discovering value of plie and brush in petit allegro, piecing together more complicated/advanced petite allegro, and the use of imagery to enhance the thought process and the physical execution. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 312: Ballet III (1 credit)
This course is a continuation of working on alignment and proper execution of technique that encompasses the following:  advanced barre work, en de hors and en de dans pirouettes, fine tuning execution of basic material, self-discovery and self-correction of mistakes, awareness of other dancers, discovering value of plie and brush in petit allegro, piecing together more complicated/advanced petite allegro, and the use of imagery to enhance the thought process and the physical execution. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 313: Ballet III (1 credit)
An intermediate ballet course which focuses on placement concepts such as transfer of weight, core-strength a solid standing leg, and positions of the body. Proper alignment will be stressed in all of the exercises at the barre and in the centre. Centre work is designed to impart solid turning and jumping skills including en dehors and en dedans pirouettes, traveling turns, basic petit allegro and grand allegro vocabulary. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 314: Ballet III (1 credit)
An intermediate ballet course which focuses on placement concepts such as transfer of weight, core-strength a solid standing leg and positions of the body. Proper alignment will be stressed in all of the exercises at the barre and in the centre. Centre work is designed to impact solid turning and jumping skills including en dehors and en dedans pirouettes, traveling turns, basic petit allegro and grand allegro vocabulary. Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 321: Junior Repertory (1 credit)
Cast by audition, repertory groups rehearse works by faculty and guest choreographers for the annual production of the University Dance Company at the Power Center and other venues. Dance majors only. instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 322: Junior Repertory (1 credit)
Cast by audition, repertory groups rehearse works by faculty and guest choreographers for the annual production of the University Dance Company at the Power Center and other venues. Dance majors only. instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 327: Dance Laboratory (1 credit)
Students will have the opportunity to learn other methods and styles of dance.  Courses vary each term and may range from Yoga and Somatic Practices, Partnering, Solo Performance Practices, and Master Classes by Guest Artists. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 328: Dance Laboratory (1 credit)
Students will have the opportunity to learn other methods and styles of dance.  Courses vary each term and may range from Yoga and Somatic Practices, Partnering, Solo Performance Practices, and Master Classes by Guest Artists. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 335: Dance and Related Arts (2 credits)
Participating student choreographers, composers, visual artists, video artists, etc, collaborate on experiments to develop an evening length happening/collage/performance that is held at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Dance Composition 1 through 4. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 342: World Dance (3 credits)
This course offers an opportunity to gain insight into the functions, aesthetics, history, and cultural context of dances within specific societies.  Theatrical, religious, popular, and social dance traditions will be examined in widely varied cultures. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 347: Dancing Cities: Cultural Capitals (3 credits)
This course takes a transnational and trans-historical approach to the study of 19th-21st century dance. In contrast to chronological, cause and effect narratives of choreography and performance, it focuses on several ‘dance capitals’ and case studies, for example 19th century Romanticism and Romantic Ballet in London, Paris and St. Petersburg, and Dance as Cultural Diplomacy during the Cold War. The course uses Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of ‘habitus’ and ‘cultural capital’ as a theoretical underpinning and, thus, introduces students to the idea of ‘field of production’ – how both local conditions and international trends are a play in the creation of choreography and dance companies; how dance works are received in particular contexts; and how the arts are supported (or not) at regional and national levels by complex combinations of economic, cultural and symbolic systems of power. For the final project, students self-select a city and time frame, and investigate the aesthetic and political conditions of the dancing and dance-making there. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 348: Africanist Traditions (3 credits)
This course examines the history and influence of African American vernacular dance and performance traditions upon American popular, concert, and commercial dance performance, beginning with black-faced minstrelsy and ending with 20th century traditions such as hip hop.  It will bring forward and clear retention of Africanist culture rooted deeply in the American Aesthetic, as evidenced in the work of such major choreographers as George Balanchine, Alvin Alley, and others. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 372: Dance Production (2 credits)
Technical and stagecraft information with hands-on experience producing dance performances. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 390: Choreography, Performance, Production, and Design Lab (CCP&D) (1 credit)
This course will provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to work on graduate student projects and obtain additional skills in performance and production. Dance majors only; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 391: Advanced Thesis Project Lab (1 credit)
This course will provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to work on graduate thesis projects and obtain additional skills in creative process and performance. Dance majors only; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 401: Modern Dance IV (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, integrating technical ability with choreographic intent. Prerequisite: Completion of junior technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 402: Modern Dance IV (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, integrating technical ability with choreographic intent. Prerequisite: Completion of junior technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 403: Modern Dance IV (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, with a particular focus integrating technical ability with musicality, phrasing and performance projection. Prerequisite: Completion of junior technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 404: Modern Dance IV (1 credit)
Dance techniques from mid-20th century American modern dance, with a particular focus integrating technical ability with musicality, phrasing and performance projection. Prerequisite: Completion of junior technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 405: Ann Arbor Dance Works (AADW) Technique (1 credit)
This course will be an intermediate/advanced modern dance technique class taught by dance faculty and guest artists, offering a variety of styles and trends in the field. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Spring

DANCE 406: Paul Taylor Summer Intensive (PTSI)/U-M Technique (1 – 2 credits)
In this intensive course, dancers will learn both Ballet and the Paul Taylor Technique taught by guest faculty from the Paul Taylor Dance Company in residence at the Paul Taylor Summer Intensive/UM and resident UM faculty. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Spring

DANCE 411: Ballet IV (1 credit)
This course is a continuation of working on alignment and proper execution of technique that encompasses the following: advanced barre work, en de hors and en de dans pirouettes, find tuning execution of basic material, self-discovery and self-correction of mistakes, awareness of other dancers, discovering value of plie and brush in petit allegro, piecing together more complicated/advanced petite allegro, and the use of imagery to enhance the thought process and the physical execution. Prerequisite: Completion of junior technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 412: Ballet IV (1 credit)
This course is a continuation of working on alignment and proper execution of technique that encompasses the following: advanced barre work en de hors and en de dans pirouettes, fine tuning execution of basic material, self-discovery and self correction of mistakes, awareness of other dancers, discovering value of plie and brush in petit allegro, piecing together more complicated/advanced petite allegro, and the use of imagery to enhance the thought process and the physical execution. Prerequisite: Completion of junior technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 413: Ballet IV (1 credit)
An intermediate ballet course which focuses on placement concepts such as transfer of weight, core-strength a solid standing leg, and positions of the body. Proper alignment will be stressed in all of the exercises at the barre and in the centre. Centre work is designed to impart solid turning and jumping skills including en dehors and en dedans pirouettes, traveling turns, basic petit allegro and grand allegro vocabulary. Prerequisite: Completion of junior technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 414: Ballet IV (1 credit)
An intermediate ballet course which focuses on placement concepts such as transfer of weight, core-strength a solid standing leg, and positions of body.  Proper alignment will be stressed in all of the exercises at the barre and in the centre.  Centre work is designed to impart solid turning and jumping skills including en de hors and en de dans pirouettes, traveling turns, basic petit allegro and grand allegro vocabulary. Prerequisite: Completion of junior technique. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 421: Senior Repertory (1 credit)
Cast by audition, repertory groups rehearse works by faculty and guest choreographers for the annual production of the University Dance Company at the Power Center and other venues. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 422: Senior Repertory (1 credit)
Cast by audition, repertory groups rehearse works by faculty and guest choreographers for the annual production of the University Dance Company at the Power Center and other venues. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 423: AADW Repertory (1 – 2 credits)
Dancers will learn repertory by faculty and guest artists, to be performed at the end of the course. Dancers will also design and conduct a residency in a public school setting. Dancers may be cast, by audition, in one work for one credit or two works for two credits. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Spring

DANCE 424: PTSI Repertory (1 credit)
This course introduces students to Taylor repertory, as taught by guest faculty from the Paul Taylor Dance Company in residence at UM. Students will learn 2-3 repertory excerpts to be presented in public performance, supported by theory classes in Taylor history and style.  Enrollment for the intensive is required through the Paul Taylor School. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 427: Dance Laboratory (1 credit)
Students will have the opportunity to learn other methods and styles of dance. Courses vary each term and may range from Yoga and Somatic Practices, Partnering, Solo Performance Practices, and Master Classes by Guest Artists. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 428: Dance Laboratory (1 credit)
Students will have the opportunity to learn other methods and styles of dance. Courses vary each term and may range from Yoga and Somatic Practices, Partnering, Solo Performance Practices, and Master Classes by Guest Artists. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 431: Dramaturgy (3 credits)
Dramaturgy for Physical Performance. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 442/542/642: Screendance (3 credits)
Collaborations in Media introduces the hybrid fusion (also called Videodance or Dance for the Camera) of movement, camera work and editing on Final Cut Pro. A highly interdisciplinary course that attracts students from Dance, Performing Arts Technology, Art and Design, and Screen Arts and Culture, it challenges students from diverse disciplines to compose short works for the screen in a series of 5-6 assignments.  The course hosts an Annual UM Dance on Camera Festival of works curated from that year’s New York Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 445: Dancing Women/Dancing Queer (3 credits)
This course, which is situated in dance and performance studies, will look at representations of gender, sexuality, and artistry across a variety of sites from ballet to modern dance, from the concert stage to the music video, and from Broadway to avant garde solo performance. Although the primary frames of analysis are gender and sexuality, the course works from the premise that these questions can never be considered separately from questions of race, class, and nationality, among other possible vectors of identity. Too, the course imagines how feminist and queer methods of art making are essential to gender and sexuality studies. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 446: Accompanying Movement (3 credits)
In this course, musicians will learn how to accompany for kinesthetic, movement-based art forms through the study and analysis of western dance technique classes. Using both Modern Dance and Ballet Technique courses offered in the Department of Dance, musicians will observe and analyze the structure and content of the class, will research the specific genre of the class, and by observing the methods of communication used between instructor and dance student, instructor and musician, and dance student and musician, they will learn how to collaborate in a dance class. Throughout the term, the student will accompany individual combinations so that by the end of the term, they will be able to provide an appropriate standard of music for an entire class session. This will provide the musician with an entry into collaboration with movement-based art forms. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 448: Writing Dancing (3 credits)
This course focuses on writers who assess and describe dance from a variety of perspectives, for a variety of audiences, in a variety of formats. Study of major dance critics from the 19th century to the present day will also provide a springboard for students to experiment and the process of writing themselves. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 481: Teaching Methods (3 credits)
Students will gain skills for teaching an Introduction to Modern Dance class, articulate goals as teachers, and develop the means to guide students in experiential, analytical, and creative exercises. Through readings, practice, and discussion, students gain information about issues involved in teaching dance to beginning adult students. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 482: Teaching Methods (3 credits)
Students will gain skills for teaching an Introduction to Modern Dance class, articulate goals as teachers, and develop the means to guide students in experiential, analytical, and creative exercises. Through readings, practice, and discussion, students gain information about issues involved in teaching dance to beginning adult students. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 491: Senior Seminar (2 credits)
Students review their dance training, articulate new goals and begin to develop portfolios to support both artistic and career goals. This will include sessions on grant writing, program planning, marketing, and sessions on archiving of materials and current technology/media used in supporting these aims. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 493: Senior Concert (4 credits)
Choreography and production of one solo and one group work for presentation in a thesis concert. Prerequisite: DANCE 372. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 494: Senior Concert (4 credits)
Choreography and production of one solo and one group work for presentation in a thesis concert. Prerequisite: DANCE 372. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 497: Independent Study (1 – 3 credits)
Special projects designed by students under faculty supervision. Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 498: Field Experience (1 – 3 credits)
Performance, teaching, and directing of projects for the local community (non-University related). Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 501: Research in Action (RIA) 1: Research Methods in Dance (3 credits)
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to engage in dance research.  It introduces them to the rich material resources of the University and the broader research community. A range of theoretical frameworks and methodologies will be addressed, as will strategies for designing a research project, determining a clear rationale and appropriate parameters, and articulating particular research questions. The aim is for students to understand current debates, the nature of evidence and argument, and the relationships between practice, theory and criticism. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 502: Research in Action (RIA) 2: Problematizing Theory in Practice (3 credits)
This course helps students consider how dancemaking is an act of theorizing and, to, how reading and writing theory might be a form of feeding one’s artistic practice. The aim of the course is to interrogate key questions and issues currently shaping the dance field, and to consider how these questions inform students’ practice, especially as they prepare for their summer fieldwork as a step toward their thesis project. Students will engage critically with selected readings, performances, and studio research in order to develop a sophisticated grasp of different approaches to dance-making and scholarship, and greater fluency in working across dance theory-practice areas. Assessment for the course will be by written, oral and embodied assignments – all explicitly shaped to deepen the students’ artmaking and performance practices. Prerequisite: DANCE 501 (C or better). Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 505: Research in Action (RIA) 3: Self-Evaluation Report (1 credit)
This course requires students to reflect critically on their first year of Master’s level study and to write a 5,000 word (or equivalent) report. Detailed reference should be made to their learning in the core Research in Action courses (RIA 1 and RIA 2) and connections made to other areas of the program, most particularly to the students’ designated track. The aim is for students to demonstrate competence in working across theory-practice realms and to identify realistic next steps and further training needs. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter and Spring

DANCE 511: Ballet (1 credit)
This course focuses on proper alignment, placement, body awareness, self-discovery, self-correction, execution and awareness of other dancers and teaching techniques. The vocabulary encompasses a logical development of more advanced barre and center work including advanced pirouettes, enchainments, and grand allegro. Through repetition of material, students will be challenged to reverse combinations, recite terminology, and demonstrate combinations without the assistance of demonstration by the instructor. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 513: Modern Dance (1 credit)
This course develops movement skills and concepts within contemporary dance genres towards effective performance. It stresses the development of musicality, versatility, and expressivity, sensitivity, range, control, and clarity of performance, with sound anatomical principles as well as a wide range of spatial, rhythmic and dynamic qualities. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 514: Modern Dance (1 credit)
This course explores dance forms beyond the traditional Euro-American theatrical genres, including dances of Asia, Africa, the Americas, Caribbean and pacific Rim. The aim of this course is to increase student knowledge of these forms through studio practice, discussion and readings, and to further their understanding of spatial, religious, and social restrictions/conventions. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

DANCE 515: Ann Arbor Dance Works: Technique (1 credit)
This course will be intermediate-advanced modern dance technique class taught by resident dance faculty and guest artists, offering techniques that reflect a variety of styles and trends in the field. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Spring

DANCE 516: Paul Taylor Summer Intensive (PTSI): Technique (1 credit)
This course introduces student to Taylor technique, as taught by guest faculty from the Paul Taylor Dance Company in residence at UM. Daily technique classes are supported by Ballet and Somatic work. Enrollment for the intensive is required through the Paul Taylor School. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Spring, Summer

DANCE 518: Field Experience: Dance Technique (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to undertake a dance technique project beyond the University of Michigan. The ‘field’ of study is determined by the student, as is the nature and scope of the project, in consultation with a designated advisor. Such a project can be undertaken locally, nationally or overseas, with the number of credit hours determined by the project’s parameters, timescale and complexity. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 519: Independent Study: Dance Technique (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study one or more dance techniques in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 521: University Dance Company (UDC) (1 credit)
This course consists of a commitment to the creative and rehearsal process in preparation for performances of new or repertory work for the annual University Production dance performance. The cast of student dancers works with a choreographer to evolve a finished production – involving the integration of choreographic intention and style with musical score, sets, props, costuming, video, or other scenic components. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 522: Movement Research: Reviving 20th-21st Century Dances (3 credits)
In this project-based course, students will deepen their knowledge of the modern dance legacy by researching and performing a selection of short dances or choreographic excerpts from the early 20th century to the present. They will inhabit movement vocabularies and performance styles, analyze choreographic structure, investigate the creative process, learn about the production elements of a dance work, and research its cultural and historical context. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 524: Solo Performance (3 credits)
This course explores diverse choreographic materials from the repertory, spanning mid-20th century to the present. Students learn solo passages from various seminal works and practice the embodiment of style, musicality, intention and movement dynamics specific to that choreographer, her/his work and the cultural and aesthetic contexts of its creations. The class develops the practical skills for reconstruction and criteria for verbal and written evaluation of each other’s performances. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 525: Ann Arbor Dance Works Repertory (1 – 2 credits)
In this course, dancers will learn modern dance repertory taught by resident faculty and guest artists, which will be performed for the public in a formal performance at the end of the course.  Dancers will be cast in repertory works by audition. The course will also include a residency in a community setting; the residency may entail the offering of master classes, lecture demonstrations, workshops and performances. Dancers may be cast in one work for 1 credit, or two works for 2 credits. Dancers will assist with designing and implementing community residencies, and will learn how to transfer. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Spring

DANCE 526: Paul Taylor Summer Intensive (PTSI): Repertory (1 credit)
Students will learn selected works from Paul Taylor’s diverse choreographic oeuvre, as taught by company members and alumni in residence at the UM/Paul Taylor Summer Intensive. Students will learn between 2-3 repertory excerpts over the course of the two-week program.  Studio learning is supported by lectures and readings on Taylor’s style. Enrollment required in the UM/Paul Taylor Summer Intensive program coordinated through the School of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Spring, Summer

DANCE 529: Independent Study: Performance/Repertory (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study one or more dance performance or repertory experiences in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 531: Solo Composition (1 – 3 credits)
Students will deepen their compositional skills through a variety of studies. The class will primarily focus on the development of a significant solo that clearly demonstrates masterery of the student’s choreography/performance skills. Students will be challenged to use their craft to communicate, with clarity and conviction, the expressive content that inspires and drives their creative impulse. They will revisit the concepts of space, shape, time, and motion; elements of direction, focus, density and overall design concepts. Students will also study current and innovative practitioners and their choreographic methods. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 532: Choreography, Performance, Production, and Design (CPP&D) (3 credits)
The primary focus of this composition class is specifically to develop a group work as well as an array of choreographic studies and works to be presented in a fully produced evening concert at the end of the second semester. Students in the class will design the lighting, consumes, posters, and programs. Participants in the class will be asked to engage in an on-going process of analysis and discussion/feedback of their choreographic materials. Making dances, speaking and writing eloquently about the process will guide the work. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 534: Performance Improvisation 1 (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the practice of improvisation as a performing art. They will engage as artist, soloist, collaborator and, collectively, create a performance ensemble. Theory and practice will be combined through journalling, reading, writing a program note and a final paper. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 536: Dramaturgy (3 credits)
Dramaturgy for Physical Performance. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 538/638: Field Experience: Choreography (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to undertake a choreography project beyond the University of Michigan. The ‘field’ of study is determined by the student, as is the nature and scope of the project, in consultation with a designated advisor. Such a project can be undertaken locally, nationally or overseas, with the number of credit hours determined by the project’s parameters, timescale and complexity. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

DANCE 539/639: Independent Study: Choreography (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study one or more choreography experiences in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

DANCE 543/643: Screen Portfolio (2 – 4 credits)
Students will compile their portfolio by creating an appropriate range of screendance works, the number and duration of which will be determined in consultation with their Portfolio Advisor. They may choose solo and/or group works, and edit their material using non-linear video editing software. The Screendance Portfolio will be accompanied by a written justification. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

DANCE 546: Dancing Women/Dancing Queer (3 credits)
This course, which is situated in dance and performance studies, will look at representations of gender, sexuality, and artistry across a variety of sites from ballet to modern dance, from the concert stage to the music video, and from Broadway to avant garde solo performance. Although the primary frames of analysis are gender and sexuality, the course works from the premise that these questions can never be considered separately from questions of race, class, and nationality, among other possible vectors of identity. Too, the course imagines how feminist and queer methods of art making are essential to gender and sexuality studies. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 547/647: Special Topics: Screendance (1 – 3 credits)
Special Topics courses in screendance allow student the flexibility to pursue discipline-specific or interdisciplinary study in-depth, led by a specialist instructor. The courses will differ thematically, dependent upon the teaching and research expertise of the instructor. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 548/648: Field Experience: Screendance (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to undertake a screendance project beyond the University of Michigan. The ‘field’ of study is determined by the student, as is the nature and scope of the project, in consultation with a designated advisor. Such a project can be undertaken locally, nationally or overseas, with the number of credit hours determined by the project’s parameters, timescale and complexity. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 549/649: Independent Study: Screendance (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study a screendance project in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 559: Independent Study: Dance Science (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study a dance science topic in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 562: Writing Dancing (3 credits)
This course focuses on writers who assess and describe dance from a variety of perspectives, for a variety of audiences, in a variety of formats. Study of major dance critics from the 19th century to the present day will also provide a springboard for students to experiment with the process of writing themselves. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

DANCE 569: Independent Study: Dance History (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study a dance history topic in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 571: Pedagogy Dance Technique (3 credits)
Exploration of theoretical concepts, principles, and methods of pedagogical trends through lectures, readings, videos, discussion and teaching practicum with the goal of developing a sound basis for continued growth and effectiveness as dance educators. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 572: Pedagogy Dance Composition (3 credits)
This course addresses strategies for teaching undergraduate-level Dance Composition.  Graduate students will participate in teaching a sophomore-level majors course, 232 Dance Composition IV:  Mapping Movement and Sound. They will lead improvisational exercises and provide critical feedback sessions for students.  They will also research the use of music/sound in the works of selected choreographers and present this research. They will be assessed through these and other assignments, including self-evaluation papers, teaching philosophy statements, and the creation of a syllabus for beginning-level dance composition students. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 575: Pedagogy Dance History (3 credits)
This course provides supervision and mentoring of MFA Dance students in Dance History pedagogy and addresses strategies for teaching undergraduate courses in this area. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 579: Independent Study: Dance Education (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study a dance education project in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 583: Dance and Related Arts (2 credits)
Dance students collaborate with composers, visual artists, videographers, etc. to create an evening-length happening/collage/performance. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 586: Accompanying Movement (3 credits)
In this course, musicians will learn how to accompany for kinesthetic, movement-based art forms through the study and analysis of western dance technique classes. Using both Modern Dance and Ballet Technique courses offered in the Department of Dance, musicians will observe and analyze the structure and content of the class, will research the specific genre of the class, and by observing the methods of communication used between instructor and dance student, instructor and musician, and dance student and musician, they will learn how to collaborate in a dance class. Throughout the term, the student will accompany individual combinations so that by the end of the term, they will be able to provide an appropriate standard of music for an entire class session. This will provide the musician with an entry into collaboration with movement-based art forms. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 591: Thesis Performance (6 credits)
Thesis Performance. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 595: Thesis 1: Summer Research Project (6 credits)
Between the first and second year of the Masters’ program, students will undertake extensive research off-campus, conducting fieldwork and developing material for their Thesis. The Summer Research Project comprises three components: 1) a 1,000 word proposal articulating the aims, methodology, research context and questions of the project, and of their relevance to the students’ subsequent Thesis and to the field (20%); 2) a minimum of 40 hours in the field’ (50%); 3) a 15-minute presentation of results, to include audio-visual examples and/or a performative element, plus Q&A (30%). Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

DANCE 601: Research in Action (RIA) 4: Dance History and Theory (3 credits)
This course introduces students to historical concepts, theories and methodologies, and to the major dance historians of the 19th-20th centuries. The aim is to develop a critical awareness of the competing constructions of dance history and of the interplay between history and other disciplines within and beyond dance. Students will interrogate different approaches to reading and writing our dancing past through the use of selected case studies, spanning textual, visual, oral and performative histories. Prerequisite: DANCE 501 and 502 (B- or better). Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 611: Ballet (1 credit)
This advanced ballet course addresses core concepts of technique, alignment, anatomically sound movement, and artistry. Emphasis will be placed on more challenging combinations of movements so that students can explore transitions, musicality, increased mental acuity to remember new and complex sequences, and the ability to process information both in the brain and in the body. Students are encouraged to dance in three dimensions and to develop their individual sense of artistry through the class material. They should demonstrate a more advanced mastery of these concepts than in their first year of study. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 613: Modern Dance (1 credit)
This course requires the advanced level student to research and integrate compositional and performance methods into a lively and productive practice of dance-making. Through daily practice in class and in written assignments, students will acquire a sophisticated comprehension of the ways in which the creative process is embedded in technique. This course will act as an experiential laboratory for improvisation, composition and performance, anchored by sound technical practice.  The study and practice of improvisation will serve as tools for both creative work in composition and performance. Elements of personal history and philosophy will be examined and questioned as a means of distilling idiosyncratic material and formal, shapely, dynamic and coherent structures. Exploring individual movement vocabularies will serve to refine and expand our physical language as form and structure emerges. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 615: Ann Arbor Dance Works (AADW) Technique (1 credit)
This is an advanced modern dance technique course taught by resident dance faculty and guest artists, offering a variety of styles and trends in the field. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Spring

DANCE 619: Independent Study: Dance Technique (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study one or more dance techniques in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 621: University Dance Company (1 – 2 credits)
By Audition. This course requires a commitment to the creative and rehearsal process in preparation for performances of new or repertory work for the annual University Productions concert. Each cast works with a choreographer to evolve a finished production?involving the integration of choreographic intention and style with musical score, sets, props, costuming, video or other scenic components. The highest degree of professionalism is assumed and expected of second-year graduate students, who act as role models for their younger peers and may also serve as choreographic assistants. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DANCE 624: Ann Arbor Dance Works Repertory (1 – 2 credits)
This course explores diverse choreographic materials from the repertory – spanning mid-20th century to the present. Students learn solo passages from various seminal works and practice the embodiment of style, musicality, intention and movement dynamics specific to that choreographer, her/his work and the cultural and aesthetic contexts of its creation. The class develops the practical skills for reconstruction and criteria for verbal and written evaluation of each other’s performances. Second-year MFA students are expected to incorporate their previous course work and focus on the preparation of their solo performance for their Thesis Project or other public performances. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

DANCE 625: Ann Arbor Dance Works Repertory (1 – 2 credits)
In this course, students will learn modern dance repertory taught by resident faculty and guest artists, to be performed for public performance at the end of the Spring term. Dancers will be cast in repertory works by audition. The course will also include a residency in a community setting; the residency may entail the offering of master classes, lecture demonstrations, workshops and performances. Dancers will assist with designing and implementing community residences, and learning how to transfer repertory from one venue to another. Each, repertory work will have 6-10 hours of rehearsal per week. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Spring

DANCE 629: Independent Study: Performance/Repertory (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study one or more dance performance or repertory experiences in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 633: Choreographic Portfolio (2 – 4 credits)
Assemble and analyze a collection of choreographic examples demonstrating a specific artistic perspective and versatility as a choreographer. The choice and number of the works in the portfolio will be determined by the student and her/his chosen advisor and can comprise solo and/or group works. A written justification of the portfolio will serve as the analysis of the portfolio. The portfolio should demonstrate the student’s growth as a choreographer since his/her first year of graduate study. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

DANCE 634: Performance Improvisation 2 (3 credits)
This course is devoted to in-depth study and practice of improvisation as a performing art. In improvisation, insight, inspiration, composition and performance occur simultaneously. The constant flux and exchange of doing and reflecting heightens awareness of compositional choices. The improvising performer works without a net, where every choice and action is visible and audible. Recognizing the three strands of improvisational practice: bodily exploration, honing and cultivating aesthetic values and observational skills, and composing dances in the moment will influence and shape the learning process. Each student will be called upon to develop as an artist, a soloist, and as a collaborator as we build a movement and music ensemble that can co-create shapely, coherent, short and long pieces through improvisation. The course will culminate in a performance at the close of the semester. Two reading and writing assignments per week will support and encourage thoughtful analysis and practice. The final summary paper will connect experience in class, journal entries, discussions and the reading assignments into a meaningful anthology. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 637: Special Topics: Choreography (1 – 3 credits)
Special Topics courses in choreography allow student the flexibility to pursue discipline-specific or interdisciplinary study in-depth, led by a specialist instructor/guest artist. The courses will differ thematically, dependent upon the teaching and research expertise of the instructor. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 669: Independent Study: Dance History (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study a dance history project in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 677: Special Topics: Dance History (1 – 3 credits)
Special Topics courses in dance education allow student the flexibility to pursue discipline-specific or interdisciplinary study in-depth, led by a specialist instructor. The courses will differ thematically, dependent upon the teaching and research expertise of the instructor. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 678: Field Experience: Dance Education (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to undertake a dance education project beyond the University of Michigan. The ‘field’ of study is determined by the student, as is the nature and scope of the project, in consultation with a designated advisor. Such a project can be undertaken locally, nationally or overseas, with the number of credit hours determined by the project’s parameters, timescale and complexity. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 679: Independent Study: Dance Education (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study a dance education project in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 687: Special Topics: Interdisciplinary Arts (1 – 3 credits)
Special Topics courses in interdisciplinary arts allow student the flexibility to pursue discipline-specific or interdisciplinary study in-depth, led by a specialist instructor. The courses will differ thematically, dependent upon the teaching and research expertise of the instructor. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 689: Independent Study: Interdisciplinary Arts (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed for students who wish to study an interdisciplinary arts project in-depth. The nature of the investigation is student-designed and directed, in consultation with a designated advisor. Both methodology and outcomes can be either practice-based or follow more traditional scholarly forms, for example, a final research paper or conference presentation. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

DANCE 695: Thesis 2: Proposal (2 credits)
Following the students’ Summer Research Project presentation, their next steps are to scope the Thesis proper and to select their Committee. A Thesis Chair should be determined by October 1 and the student should then meet with his/her Chair to discuss the overall design of the project. A Thesis Committee, comprising an additional Dance faculty member and a relevant expert from beyond the Department, should be determined by November 1 and a full proposal submitted to the Thesis Chair by December 1. The 3,000 word Thesis Proposal should include the following: a working title which articulates the research focus; project parameters and objectives; theoretical/practical perspective and proposed methodology; key research questions and/or issues; a critical review of the literature and other sources which will inform the research; a proposed timetable for the execution of the project; a budget (All Masters’ students are eligible to apply for up to $1,200 to support their Thesis Project). Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

DANCE 699: Thesis 3: Project (6 credits)
The Thesis Project comprises three components. For MFA students, the Project must include a performative element, production work, and final written Documentation. A detailed account of course requirements, assessment criteria and submission guidelines are provided in the MFA Dance handbook. Graduate Dance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

DBLBASS 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 450/550: Performance (undergraduate/graduate) (1 credit)
Performance Studio. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

DBLBASS 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Double Bass. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

EARLYMUS 450: Basso Continuo (2 credits)
Develops the skills of playing basso continuo, including shaping bass lines, realizing figured and unfigured basses, improvising and good voice leading. The class also introduces early keyboard principles and emphasizes practical ensemble-playing skills. SMTD majors only; offered Fall

EARLYMUS 550: Basso Continuo I (2 credits)
Develops the skills of playing basso continuo, including shaping bass lines, realizing figured and unfigured basses, improvising and voice leading. The class also introduces early keyboard principles and emphasizes practical ensemble-playing skills. SMTD majors only; offered Fall

EARLYMUS 551: Basso Continuo II (2 credits)
Building on a foundation of basic continuo skills, this course explores differences of international musical styles, studies continuo treatises, discusses continuo playing in large and small ensembles, and introduces partimento realization. Prerequisite: EARLYMUS 550 or permission of instructor. SMTD majors only; offered Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

ENS 181: Sight-Reading Skills for Piano (2 credits)
SMTD Piano majors only; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 325/525: Orchestra Repertory for Strings (1 – 2 credits)
Reading major works of the orchestra repertory from 1700 to the present. Offered Fall, Winter

ENS 326/526: Orchestra Repertory for Harp (2 credits)
Covers standard orchestral literature in small ensemble settings. Offered Fall, Winter

ENS 335/535: String Quartet (1 – 2 credits)
Involves weekly coaching with Strings faculty and coaching and master classes with a specialist in chamber music. Offered Fall, Winter

ENS 344: University Campus Orchestra (1 credit)
Non-SMTD majors; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 345/545: University Orchestra (1 – 2 credits)
By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 346: Campus Band (1 credit)
Non-SMTD majors; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 347/547: University Band (1 – 2 credits)
Rehearsals and performances of the major repertoire for wind ensembles and concert bands. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 348: Marching Band (1 – 2 credits)
Involves rehearsals and performance at major athletic events through marching and playing. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 349/549: University Choir (1 – 2 credits)
Rehearsals and concerts of sacred and secular repertories of works from the Renaissance to the present. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 350/550: University Chamber Choir (1 – 2 credits)
Rehearsals and concerts of works from the Renaissance to the present. Membership is highly selective. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 351: Arts Chorale (1 credit)
By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 352: Opera Chorus (1 credit)
Rehearsal and public performance of a staged opera. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 353/553: Men’s Glee Club (1 credit)
Rehearsals and concerts of works specifically written for male chorus. Repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present; includes folk music and college songs. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 354/554: University Choral Union (1 credit)
By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 356/556: Women’s Glee Club (1 credit)
Rehearsals and concerts specifically written for women’s chorus. Repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present; includes folk music and college songs. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 360: Campus Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
Jazz ensemble for non-SMTD majors. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 400: Early Music Ensemble (1 – 2 credits)
Specializing in music of the Medieval through Classical periods, this ensemble provides students a chance to perform on modern instruments or original ones, in chorus, mixed ensembles, and continuo classes. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 405: Beginning Indonesian Orchestra (1 credit)
Open to SMTD and non-SMTD students; no audition required; offered Fall

ENS 406: Beginning Indonesian Orchestra (1 credit)
Prerequisite: ENS 405. Open to SMTD and non-SMTD students; no audition required; offered Winter

ENS 407: Intermediate Indonesian Orchestra (1 credit)
Prerequisite: ENS 405 or 406. Open to SMTD and non-SMTD students; no audition required; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 460/560: Jazz Ensemble (1 – 2 credits)
Performs big-band jazz ranging from classic works of Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson to contemporary compositions by students and faculty. The group performs publicly, including national and international tours. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 461: Small Woodwind Ensemble (1 credit)
Weekly coaching, emphasizing intonation, blend, stylistic awareness, and ensemble precision. Repertoire, primarily for woodwind quintet, ranges from the 18th century through 20th centuries. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 462/562: Chamber Jazz Ensemble (1 – 2 credits)
Six to eight groups (five or six members each) perform standard and contemporary jazz repertory. The groups perform regularly in public. By audition; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 463: Small Brass Ensemble (1 credit)
Purpose is to heighten awareness of intonation, balance, style, and ensemble when playing in a small group. Brass quintet and other instrumentations will be formed, depending on enrollment. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 464: Wind Chamber Music (1 credit)
Instructor permission required; offered Fall

ENS 465: Small Percussion Ensemble (1 credit)
Repertory surveys works of historical significance and performs works offering aesthetic and notational diversity. Usually present two concerts each term. Offered Fall, Winter

ENS 465: Small Percussion Ensemble (1 credit)
Repertory surveys works of historical significance and performs works offering aesthetic and notational diversity. Usually present two concerts each term. Offered Fall, Winter

ENS 466/566: Piano Chamber Music (1 – 2 credits)
Coaching of chamber music ensembles (generally 3 or more players) that include piano; open to pianists, instrumentalists, and voice students. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 467/567: Creative Arts Orchestra (1 – 2 credits)
A largely improvisation-based group that invites interaction with other performance fields such as dance, theatre, and music technology. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 469/569: Orchestral Repertory for Winds and Percussion (1 credit)
Provides a practical approach to orchestral routine covering 18th through 20th century repertory. Emphasizes intonation, blend, stylistic awareness, ensemble precision, and knowledge of repertory. By audition; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 470: Orpheus Singers (1 – 2 credits)
Small, select choir specializing in music before 1750 and after 1900. By audition; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 471/571: Latin Jazz Ensemble (1 – 2 credits)
By audition; instructor permission required; offered Winter

ENS 475: Contemporary Directions Ensemble (1 – 2 credits)
Rehearses and performs contemporary music. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 480/580: Mixed Chamber Music (1 – 2 credits)
Coaching of chamber music ensembles with mixes instrumentation (no piano). Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 481/581: Piano Accompanying (2 credits)
Weekly private instruction in collaborative skills. Piano majors work with singers and instrumentalists. Offered Fall, Winter

ENS 539: Piano Accompaniment and Chamber Music (4 credits)
Masters students in accompanying; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 540: Piano Accompaniment (4 – 6 credits)
Masters students in accompanying; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 639: Piano Accompaniment and Chamber Music (4 credits)
Specialist students in accompanying; offered Fall, Winter

ENS 640: Piano Accompaniment (4 – 6 credits)
Specialist students in accompanying; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

ARTSADMN 385: Performing Arts Management (2 credits)
An introduction and overview of management issues concerning the non-profit cultural sector. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 401/501: Your Career in the Arts (1 credit)
To forge a viable performing arts career, young professionals need a compass – a flexible tool for goal-setting and making strategic decisions. In this course, students develop basic visioning and business strategy skills to create an individualized plan for their arts career through the business model canvas. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 402/502: Money Smarts for Artists (1 credit)
Artists often treat “money” as a dirty word, yet difficulty managing finances is one of the primary reasons arts professionals leave the field. This course explores questions surrounding individual arts economics, from budgeting to balancing multiple income streams. Students will develop personal financial strategy as a capstone project. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 406/506: Special Topics (1 – 4 credits)
Content varies. Offered Fall, Winter depending on available content

ARTSADMN 410/510: Arts Entrepreneurship Forum (1 – 2 credits)
This seminar series invites provocative, pioneering, influential, and accomplished musicians, actors, dancers, arts entrepreneurs, and leaders to speak with students about their personal experiences developing, financing, and managing their artistic practice, projects, and ventures. Participants will learn about artistic curation, production, fundraising, marketing, management, fan development, audience experience, intellectual property, mentoring, and career survival skills, among other topics keyed to the visitor’s expertise. Following a lecture and discussion, students will be able to meet the guest speaker and network with members of the arts entrepreneurial community. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 421/521: DIY Marketing and Social Media (1 credit)
The internet presents an array of low cost tools individuals can use to share and promote their career. This course addresses marketing theory the beast practices that allow individuals to create a professional social marketing toolkit. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 422/522: Writing About Your Art; Bios, Blogs, and Websites (1 credit)
Artists must be advocates for their creative vision. Writing well about your art can help identify your creative voice and inspire others to support your work. In this course, students will explore how to write about their art through blogs, websites, program notes, and social media, culminating in an advocacy plan targeting their goals. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 423/523: Grant Writing and Fundraising Basics (1 credit)
Fundraising is critical in the arts and even individual artists have many avenues available to raise money. This course covers how to argue the importance of artistic work, budgeting, and writing successful proposals. Students will be exposed to grant, donation, and crowd-funding opportunities, and will complete a fundraising plan for a project. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 424/524: Legal Essentials for Artists (1 credit)
This course addresses foundational legal principles and practice-based skills that will help musicians, dancers, and actors identify legal issues, negotiate contracts, and integrate legal strategies into their career objectives. Topics will include: copyright, intellectual property rights, royalties, and contract law, among others. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 426/526: Fundraising and the Arts (2 credits)
A review and analysis of philanthropy and development in America’s cultural life and the role of both the public and private sectors. Offered Winter

ARTSADMN 428/528: Arts Leadership (1 credit)
This course explores the theory and practice of leadership in the non- and for-profit arts sector. Students will learn the history and structure of non-profits, especially board leadership and fiduciary oversight. They’ll explore executive leadership, including strategic planning, budgeting, and organizational renewal. Course participants will actively engage with leaders in the field. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 431/531: Running Your Own Ensemble, Theatre Troupe, or Dance Company (1 credit)
Creating your own arts organization can provide a vibrant career path, but getting started can be daunting. This course give students the tools needed to jumpstart sustainable careers in music, theatre, and dance. Topics will include: your artistic identity, business models, branding and marketing, financial planning, legal pitfalls, and fundraising. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 432/532: The Recording Industry; Selling Your Music to the World (1 credit)
Musicians face many questions when considering how to release the music they’ve created. This class focuses on the real-world application of the entrepreneurial, legal, business, and artistic considerations required to sell music today. Students will learn about the entire recording process, including bringing music to market, and current industry trends and future opportunities. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 433/533: Media Technology Careers (1 – 2 credits)
This course explores how today’s leading technology companies bring products to market and how artists, musicians, composers, engineers, business and computer science students might contribute and become part of these companies. Topics include best practices to department functions. Online resources offer insights into real, working companies. Instructor will visit campus to meet with students. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 450/550: Arts Entrepreneurship Essentials (3 credits)
Entrepreneurship is evident when an artist brings their own ides to life. This course teaches essential arts business skills and surveys cultural entrepreneurship through a range of readings, exercises, discussions, reflections, and experiences to give students the skills and vision needed to put their ideas into action. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 472/572: Business of Music (3 credits)
A survey of professional opportunities in performing arts management, the recording industry and arts entrepreneurship, with a focus on building business skills for the personal development of a career in music. Students will learn basic skills that may serve any of the Business of Music areas of concentration: leadership, planning, budgeting, financial analysis, marketing, fund-raising and development (and/or seeking investors). Assignments will include: analysis of case studies, writing a grant proposal, and working in teams to create a model arts enterprise that will need a business plan and marketing materials. The course also features a number of guests from various businesses and music disciplines. Qualifies for Upper Level Writing Requirement. Offered Winter

ARTSADMN 475/575: Music Industry Workshop; Starting Music Businesses (3 credits)
The music industry is undergoing enormous changes fueled by social and technological shifts. In this course, participants will work in teams to envision music-oriented businesses. Teams will assess opportunities, research customers, and formulate a business and marketing plan. Students will choose whether to continue their venture at the semester’s end. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 477/577: Creating Social Value through the Arts (3 credits)
This course posits that the purpose of art making is to create a better society. Students will explore the social role of the arts historically and how arts organizations create value today. Teams will research a target audience, execute and arts experience, and measure the event’s impact. Participants will refine skills in idea generation, public speaking, and data assessment to enhance social impact. Offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 491/591: Performing Arts Internship (1 – 3 credits)
Supervised internship in cooperation with a professional organization. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ARTSADMN 493/593: Special Projects (1 – 3 credits)
Independent study for individual students or project teams. Instructor permission required; offered Fall and Winter

ARTSADMN 495/595: EXCELerator; Practicum (1 – 3 credits)
This course provides a for-credit option for students involved in an entrepreneurship venture and intensive mentoring of the EXCELerator incubator fellowship and thus recognition of both the learning gained as well as the time and focus necessary to succeed in an EXCELerator project. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

ARTSADMN 497/597: Community Service Project (1 – 3 credits)
An independent study course for students interested in completing a social enterprise or community service project. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

EUPHBARI 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

EUPHBARI 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Euphonium. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

FLUTE 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Flute. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FLUTE 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Flute. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

FPIANO 400: Performance (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Fortepiano. Undergraduates students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FPIANO 500: Performance (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Fortepiano. Graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FPIANO 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Fortepiano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FPIANO 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Fortepiano. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

FRENHORN 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in French Horn. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

FRENHORN 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in French Horn. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

GUITAR 111: Performance (2 credits)
Class instruction in Guitar. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

HARP 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Harp. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 450/550: Performance (undergraduate/graduate) (1 credit)
Performance Studio. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARP 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Harp. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

HARPSCH 400: Performance (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harpsichord. Undergraduates students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARPSCH 500: Performance (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harpsichord. Graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARPSCH 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Harpsichord. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

HARPSCH 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Harpsichord. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

JAZZ 101/102: Performance (freshman) (2 – 4 credits)
Private study in Jazz Performance. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

JAZZ 113: Jazz Piano (1 credit)
Designed for non-pianists in the jazz program to increase their ability to build jazz chords and to be able to negotiate jazz chord progressions with good voice teaching. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

JAZZ 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Jazz Performance. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

JAZZ 201/202: Performance (sophomore) (2 – 4 credits)
Private study in Jazz Performance. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

JAZZ 220: Basic Musicianship I (3 credits)
Improvisation-based approach to music theory and aural skills. Prerequisite: THEORY 139, 140, 149, 150. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

JAZZ 221: Basic Musicianship II (3 credits)
Improvisation-based approach to music theory and aural skills. Prerequisite: JAZZ 220. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

JAZZ 301/302: Performance (junior) (2 – 4 credits)
Private study in Jazz Performance. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

JAZZ 401/402: Performance (senior) (2 – 4 credits)
Private study in Jazz Performance. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

JAZZ 450/550: Contemplative Practice Seminar (2 credits)
Explores contemplative disciplines through historical, theoretical perspectives, and through direct experience. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Spring

JAZZ 454/554: Special Topics (1 – 4 credits)
The course considers various issues in aesthetics, pedagogy and cognition as related to jazz and contemporary improvised music. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

JAZZ 455/555: Creativity and Consciousness (2 credits)
This course explores the idea that heightened consciousness may be a central aspect to creative activity in diverse fields. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

JAZZ 460/560: Introduction to Jazz Improvisation (3 credits)
Course material covered includes basic jazz theory, chord/scale relationships, melody construction, blues progressions, voice leading, basic jazz piano, voicings, transcription and pattern practice. In addition, the course will address beginning jazz pedagogy and will be helpful to Music Education students. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

JAZZ 465: Independent Study (1 – 3 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

JAZZ 466/566: Jazz Improvisation I (3 credits)
Experiential approach to the study of jazz improvisation. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

JAZZ 467/567: Jazz Improvisation II (3 credits)
Experiential approach to the study of jazz improvisation. Prerequisite: JAZZ 466. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

JAZZ 468: Jazz Composition I (2 credits)
Composing for small jazz groups. Topics covered include form, style, chord progressions, and melodic construction. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

JAZZ 469: Jazz Arranging I (2 credits)
Basic arranging techniques for medium-size jazz ensemble. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

JAZZ 470: Improvisational Forms (2 credits)
Improvisation in eclectic style. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

JAZZ 471/571: Jazz Improvisation III (3 credits)
Experiential approach to the study of jazz improvisation. Prerequisite: JAZZ 467. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

JAZZ 472/572: Jazz Improvisation IV (3 credits)
Experiential approach to the study of jazz improvisation. Prerequisite: JAZZ 471. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

JAZZ 474: Jazz Pedagogy (1 credit)
This course will cover aspects of secondary school jazz pedagogy including improvisation, combo direction and large ensemble direction. Specific technique relevant to instruments typically used in jazz groups will be addressed as well, including trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, bass, guitar and drum set. Prerequisite: JAZZ 220, 221, or 462. Offered Fall

JAZZ 478: Jazz Composition II (2 credits)
Advanced concepts in jazz composition. Prerequisite: 468. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

JAZZ 479: Jazz Arranging II (2 credits)
Advanced arranging techniques for large jazz ensemble. Prerequisite: 469. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

JAZZ 480/580: Career Development for Jazz Musicians (2 credits)
Business aspects of Jazz. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

JAZZ 501/502: Performance (masters) (2 – 4 credits)
Private study in Jazz Performance. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

JAZZ 576: Contemporary Improvisation (2 credits)
Explores contemporary improvisation techniques, drawing from the late 20th century European concert music practices, and select global influences. Includes a rigorous program of rhythmic study. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

JAZZ 577: Advanced Jazz Improvisation (2 credits)
Covers advanced jazz practices that predominated the idiom from the mid-20th century on, including characteristic repertory, improvisatory techniques, composition, transcription, harmonic structures, formal designs, and rhythmic strategies. SMTD Jazz majors only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

MUSED 111: The Art of Music Teaching (2 credits)
An introduction to the theoretical foundations of effective music teaching. Includes observation component. Offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 121: Technology for Music Educators (1 credit)
An overview of modern technology that can be used to enhance teaching and learning in school-based music programs. Offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 201: Teaching String Instruments I (1 credit)
Presents pedagogy and techniques for teaching string instruments in an ensemble setting for certification degree programs. Offered Fall

MUSED 202: Teaching String Instruments II (1 credit)
Presents pedagogy techniques for teaching string instruments in an ensemble setting for certification degree programs. Offered Winter

MUSED 203: Teaching Woodwind Instruments (1 credit)
Presents pedagogy techniques for teaching flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone in an ensemble setting for certification degree programs. Offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 205: Teaching Brass Instruments (1 credit)
Presents pedagogy techniques for teaching brass instruments in an ensemble setting for certification degree programs. Offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 207: Teaching Percussion Instruments (1 credit)
Presents pedagogy techniques for teaching percussion instruments in an ensemble setting for certification degree programs. Offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 210: Special Topics (1 – 4 credits)
Offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 320: Vocal Methods (1 credit)
The vocal methods course is designed to provide prospective music educators with the skills to model and work effectively with students of all ages in a band/choral setting. The course content will include vocal instruction and topics related to vocal pedagogy. The setting will be that of a class with the former taught by a vocal GSI and the latter by the music education faculty and a music education GSI. Offered Winter

MUSED 340: Choral Techniques and Methods for Secondary Schools (2 credits)
Introduces vocal techniques suitable for adolescent voices and effective rehearsal procedures. Examine music currently being used in secondary schools and criteria for selecting appropriate materials. Observation of school choirs is included. Prerequisite: CONDUCT 315; admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSED 341: Teaching General Music in Elementary Schools (3 credits)
Presents materials and techniques for teaching general music to elementary students. Utilizes lectures, group discussion, peer teaching, readings, and demonstrations. Prerequisite: PIANO 112; admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSED 342: Teaching General Music in Secondary Schools (2 credits)
Introduces philosophies, objectives, materials, and organization of secondary general music classes. Utilizes lecture-demonstrations, peer teaching, readings, group discussion, and films. Prerequisite: PIANO 112; admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSED 370: Fundamentals of Teaching String Instruments (2 credits)
Introduces philosophies, objectives, materials, and group methods for teaching string instruments in elementary and secondary schools. Prerequisite: MUSED 201, 202; admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSED 371: Elementary Band Methods (2 credits)
Assists the student in developing the necessary skills for a position as an elementary or middle school band director. Topics include: recruitment, program organization and scheduling, building musicianship, materials for instruction, national standards, and state frameworks in instrumental music and classroom management. Prerequisite: MUSED 203, 205, 207, 320; admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSED 372: Secondary Instrumental Methods (2 credits)
Study and discussion of the role of the secondary instrumental music educator and the purpose of instrumental music in schools. Assists the student in developing the necessary skills for a position as an instrumental music teacher in the high school. Prerequisite: MUSED 203, 205, 207, 320, CONDUCT 315; admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSED 407: Music Education Theory Review (1 credit)
This course is designed to help students review and renew theory knowledge in the area of music theory. Each week, students will review a given topic: counterpoint, diatonic harmony, chromatic harmony, form, and atonality. As student abilities vary, each student will have the opportunity to meet with the instructor personally in order to reach the necessary standards required by the department. Masters Music Ed students only; offered Summer

MUSED 408: Teaching of Music by Elementary School Teachers (3 credits)
Designed to help elementary teachers learn the fundamentals of music and to provide practical suggestions for teaching music skills to children. Student perform and learn to teach music. For general elementary teachers. Offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 470/570: Teaching Private Lessons to Middle and High School Students (2 credits)
Designed for music performance students who are preparing to teach private lessons. Topics include: musical development, movement, rhythm and rhythmic notation, aurial skills and tonal notation, creative musicianship, musical sensitivity, preparing students for solo and ensemble, and logistics of private studio teaching. Offered Winter

MUSED 475/575: String Pedagogy I (2 credits)
This course addresses the pedagogical skills for working effectively with beginning students in private lessons and group classes. Offered Fall

MUSED 476/576: String Pedagogy II (2 credits)
This course addresses the pedagogical skills for working effectively with intermediate students in private lessons and group classes. Offered Winter

MUSED 490: Special Projects and Readings (1 – 4 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 495: Student Teaching (7 – 11 credits)
Students in the Teacher Certification Program and whose application for student teaching has been accepted. Designed to provide practical experience and to develop teaching skills through observation and teaching in K-12 schools under joint supervision of university and school personnel. Elected concurrently with MUSED 496; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 496: Seminar (1 credit)
Weekly campus seminar, providing a setting for reflection and further engagement about the practice of teaching and learning. Elected concurrently with MUSED 495; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSED 500: Educational Research in the Arts (3 credits)
Study of research processes in schools and communities, with an emphasis on framing problems and evaluating studies, drawing on diverse modes of inquiry. Offered Fall, Summer

MUSED 501: Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
Study of the psychological foundations of music teaching and learning, including perception, motivation, creative and critical thinking, and musical development. Offered Winter, Summer

MUSED 502: Music, Society, and Education (3 credits)
Study of music’s role in society and education from historical and philosophical perspectives. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Summer

MUSED 503: Teaching and Learning in the Arts (3 credits)
Draws upon related foundational disciplines to examine teaching and learning in group and individual instructional settings. This course addresses topics related to curriculum theory, instructional innovations and assessment strategies. Instructor permission required; offered Winter, Summer

MUSED 504/505/506: Special Course (1 – 3 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Summer

MUSED 507: Field Studies in Music Education (1 – 3 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Summer

MUSED 509: Special Projects and Readings (1 – 4 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Summer

MUSED 516: Music Education Final Presentation (1 – 3 credits)
Preparation of three content areas, and final presentation based on them. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter, Summer

MUSED 595: Teaching Music in Higher Education (2 credits)
Includes an examination of theories of music teaching and learning, adult learning styles, developmental stages experienced by undergraduate students, and discussions of issues in the teaching of music in higher education. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSED 807: Research Seminar in Music Education (2 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

MUSPERF 200: Special Courses (1 – 4 credits)
Offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 291/391/491/591: Independent Study (1 – 4 credits)
Offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 300: Video Game Music (1 – 3 credits)
This course surveys game music from the first
synthesized “bleeps” and “bloops” to modern orchestral compositions. Techniques are learned to aurally analyze game music. Students will create compositions using computer software as a final project.  Course is designed for non-music majors; the ability to read standard music notation is not needed. Offered Fall

MUSPERF 412: Yoga for Performers (1 – 2 credits)
Balancing body, mind and spirit for optimal performance. Provides a balance of physical and mental conditioning the best suits the special needs for performers. Offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 440: Senior Recital (0 credits)
SMTD Performance majors only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 540: Masters Recital (0 credits)
SMTD Performance majors only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 541: Masters Chamber Recital (0 credits)
SMTD Performance majors only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 550: Performance Seminar (1 credit)
A practicum in string and harp performance issues to include special topics in the performance idiom. Offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 592: Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying (2 – 4 credits)
SMTD majors only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 640: Specialist Recital (0 credits)
SMTD Performance majors only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 781: Professional and Academic Development (1 – 4 credits)
SMTD Doctoral students only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 800: Chamber Music (1 – 4 credits)
SMTD Doctoral students only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 881: Large Ensemble (1 – 4 credits)
SMTD Doctoral students only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 882: Contemporary Directions Ensemble (1 – 2 credits)
SMTD Doctoral students only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 883: Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying (2 – 6 credits)
SMTD Doctoral students only; offered Winter

MUSPERF 891: Directed Performance (2 – 6 credits)
SMTD Doctoral students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 900: Preliminary Exam (1 credit)
SMTD Doctoral students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 990: Dissertation/Precandidate (1 – 8 credits)
SMTD Doctoral students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSPERF 990: Dissertation/Candidate (4 – 8 credits)
SMTD Doctoral students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

THEORY 135: Introduction to Music Theory (3 credits)
Musical Theatre majors only; offered Fall

THEORY 137: Introduction to Music Theory (3 credits)
Non-SMTD majors only; offered Fall

THEORY 139: Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills I (1 credit)
Sight-singing, vocal chord arpeggiation, keyboard and dictation exercises, major and minor keys including diatonic sequences, most frequent patterns of modulation, and special techniques associated with 5-3 and 6-3 chords. Taken with THEORY 149; SMTD students only, or permission of instructor; offered Fall

THEORY 140: Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills II (2 credits)
Sight-singing, vocal chord arpeggiation, keyboard and dictation exercises, major and minor keys including diatonic sequences, most frequent patterns of modulation, and special techniques associated with 5-3 and 6-3 chord. Prerequisite: THEORY 139. Taken with THEORY 150; SMTD students only, or permission of instructor; offered Winter

THEORY 149: Basic Musicianship: Writing Skills I (1 credit)
Review of rudiments; introduction to harmony and voice-leading involving triads, seventh chords, figured bass, and procedures for four-voice writing, writing activities with diatonic harmony including cadential 6-4 analyses of harmony, phrase structure, texture, elements of figuration in shorter pieces, basic conducting skills and rehearsal techniques. Taken with THEORY 139; SMTD students only, or permission of instructor; offered Fall

THEORY 150: Basic Musicianship: Writing Skills II (2 credits)
Review of rudiments; introduction to harmony and voice-leading involving triads, seventh chords, figured bass, and procedures for four-voice writing, writing activities with diatonic harmony including cadential 6-4 analyses of harmony, phrase structure, texture, elements of figuration in shorter pieces, basic conducting skills and rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: THEORY 149. Taken with THEORY 140; SMTD students only, or permission of instructor; offered Winter

THEORY 211: Basic Theory at the Keyboard (2 credits)
SMTD students only, or permission of instructor; offered Fall

THEORY 212: Basic Theory at the Keyboard II (2 credits)
SMTD students only, or permission of instructor; offered Fall

THEORY 236: Introduction to Musical Analysis (3 credits)
Emphasizes conceptual aspects of theory with some rigorous practice of aural and writing skills. Prerequisite: THEORY 135. Musical Theatre majors only; offered Winter

THEORY 238: Introduction to Musical Analysis (3 credits)
Emphasizes conceptual aspects of theory with some rigorous practice of aural and writing skills. Prerequisite: THEORY 137. Non-SMTD students only; offered Winter

THEORY 239: Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills III (1 credit)
Deals with modulation to wider range of keys, harmony involving mixture, tonicization in major and minor and Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords. Last half of 240 introduces 20th century materials. Prerequisite: THEORY 140. Taken with THEORY 249; offered Fall

THEORY 240: Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills IV (1 credit)
Deals with modulation to wider range of keys, harmony involving mixture, tonicization in major and minor and Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords. Last half of 240 introduces 20th century materials. Prerequisite: THEORY 250. Taken with THEORY 250; offered Winter

THEORY 249: Basic Musicianship: Writing Skills III (2 credits)
Writing activities involving melodic and rhythmic figuration, leading-tone seventh chords, diatonic modulation, and chromatic voice-leading techniques; analysis of period structure, binary form, ternary forms. Last half of 250 introduces 20th century materials such as atonality, exotic scales, pitch-class sets, and 12-tone serialism. Prerequisite: THEORY 150. Taken with THEORY 239; offered Fall

THEORY 250: Basic Musicianship: Writing Skills IV (2 credits)
Writing activities involving melodic and rhythmic figuration, leading-tone seventh chords, diatonic modulation, and chromatic voice-leading techniques; analysis of period structure, binary form, ternary forms. Last half of 250 introduces 20th century materials such as atonality, exotic scales, pitch-class sets, and 12-tone serialism. Prerequisite: THEORY 249. Taken with THEORY 240; offered Winter

THEORY 334: Survey of Sophomore Theory: Writing Skills (2 credits)
Graduate students only. Offered Fall

THEORY 407: Independent Study (2 – 4 credits)
Special topics that vary from term to term. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 430: Advanced Analysis of Tonal Music (3 credits)
In depth analysis emphasizing elements of structures evident in various important examples, offering a variety of analytical problems; readings on tonal forms. Prerequisite: THEORY 240 and 250. SMTD students only; offered Winter

THEORY 433/533: Analysis of 20th Century Modernist Music (3 credits)
Primary emphasis is on the development of analytical and aural skills in significant 20th century music. Varied repertoire; varied aural and analytical approaches. Prerequisite: THEORY 240 and 250, or JAZZ 221. SMTD students only; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 436/536: Analytical History of Jazz (3 credits)
Treats the evolution of jazz in the United States through the 1940s; involves aural transcription of music and the creation of musical scores for works available only on record; analyzes sheet music, autographed scores, first editions, etc., to induce theory of the evolution of musical styles in jazz. Prerequisite: THEORY 240 and 250, or JAZZ 221. SMTD students only; offered Winter

THEORY 438: World Music Theory (3 credits)
A course concentrating on one or more types of music that have developed outside of European traditions. Topics change with each offering and the course. Activities typically involve transcription, music analysis, and readings in theories of the music under the study. Prerequisite: THEORY 240 and 250. SMTD students only; offered Fall

THEORY 440: Species Counterpoint I (3 credits)
A study and practice of fundamental principles of counterpoint during the 16th century. Prerequisite: THEORY 240 and 250. SMTD students only; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 442/542: 18th Century Counterpoint I (3 credits)
Involves analysis and practice of the craft of counterpoint based upon 18th century repertoire of Western music and scholarly treatises of both that period and the present. A diet of species counterpoint is emphasized in the first half, then varieties of contrapuntal craft of the difficulty of two and three part inventions of J.S. Bach. Prerequisite: THEORY 240 and 250. SMTD students only; offered Fall

THEORY 443/543: 18th Century Counterpoint II (3 credits)
Sequel to 442, moving ahead in analysis and practice of craft to sophisticated settings of 18th century contrapuntal forms, especially with the creation of fugues in the styles of representative composers. Pedagogical treatises of that era as well as contemporary scholarship are dealt with in analytical and creative tasks. Prerequisite: THEORY 442. SMTD students only; offered Winter

THEORY 454: Orchestration I (3 credits)
Emphasis on original compositions or arrangements for various instruments in string, wind, brass, and percussion families. Also reading and listening assignments. Final project is selecting and orchestrating a short piano composition for chamber orchestra. Prerequisite: THEORY 240 and 250, or JAZZ 221. SMTD students only; offered Fall

THEORY 455: Orchestration II (3 credits)
Techniques used by composers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries will be compared and analyzed. Reading and listening assignments as well as attendance at SMTD ensemble rehearsals. Final project involves composing or arranging an extended work for wind ensemble or orchestra. Prerequisite: THEORY 454. SMTD students only; offered Winter

THEORY 460/560: Special Courses (3 credits)
Offerings relating to such topics as analysis and performance practice of Mozart, analysis of ethnic, pop, and jazz music; music cognition, etc. Prerequisite: THEORY 240 and 250 or JAZZ 221. SMTD students only; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 461: Analysis of Tonal Music (2 credits)
Remedial review course for graduate students. Graduate SMTD students only; offered Winter

THEORY 531: Schenkerian Theory and Analysis I (3 credits)
Teaches the basic techniques of Schenkerian analysis; emphasizes basic concepts of linear, contrapuntal, and harmonic structure in tonal music; analyzes excerpts and short compositions. Students learn to express their analytical insights through the preparation of voice-leading graphs. Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

THEORY 532: Schenkerian Theory and Analysis II (3 credits)
A continuation of 531, emphasizing analysis of complete compositions or movements from multi-movement works. Composition chosen reflect a variety of formal types and a variety of styles, ranging from Bach to Chopin and Brahms. Prerequisite: THEORY 531. Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

THEORY 534: 20th Century Music: Theory and Analysis (3 credits)
A systematic and critical study of theoretical systems treating music of the 20th century. Practice in applying these systems in analyses of significant repertoire. Prerequisite: THEORY 533 or permission of instructor. Graduate SMTD students only; offered Winter

THEORY 537: Proseminar in the Analysis of Music (3 credits)
Each proseminar treats varied repertoire presenting different approaches for analysis. Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 538: Theory and Analysis of Nonwestern and World Musics (3 credits)
A course concentrating on one or more types of music that have developed outside of European tradition. Topics change with each offering of the course. Activities typically involve transcription, music analysis, and readings in theories of the music under study. Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

THEORY 540: Species Counterpoint I: 1450 – 1600 (3 credits)
Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

THEORY 551: Advanced Aural Skills (3 credits)
Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

THEORY 552: Project in Tonal Composition (2 credits)
Creative work to model traditional composition forms, with careful attention to development processes attendant to the common practice period. Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

THEORY 570: Independent Study (1 – 4 credits)
Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 590: Teaching Tonal Theory (2 credits)
Integration of practical teaching techniques with evaluation of texts and anthologies. Coverage includes fundamentals, harmony, ear training, sight-singing, keyboard harmony, counterpoint, tonal analysis, and various integrated approaches; introduction to some computer-assisted materials. Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

THEORY 622: History of Music Theory II (3 credits)
Survey of the intellectual history of music theory from 1600 to 1900. Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

THEORY 721: 20th Century Theories of Tonal Music (3 credits)
A comparative, critical exploration of different analytical systems that treat music of the common practice period. Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

THEORY 805: Seminar in Theory (3 credits)
Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 807: Research Project (2 – 4 credits)
Collaborative or directed research project other than dissertation. Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 900: Preliminary Exam (1 credit)
Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 990: Dissertation/Pre-candidate (1 – 8 credits)
Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THEORY 995: Dissertation/Candidate (4 – 8 credits)
Graduate SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

MUSTHTRE 123: Ballet for Musical Theatre I (2 credits)
 students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 124: Ballet for Musical Theatre I (2 credits)
Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 133: Introduction to Musical Theatre I (2 credits)
Overview of the field of Musical Theatre, including career opportunities, historic trends, resource books, vocabulary terms, the creative process, analysis of song form, techniques used in reading musicals, and the philosophy of the audition process. Musical Theatre students only; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 134: Introduction to Musical Theatre II (2 credits)
Overview of the field of Musical Theatre, including career opportunities, historic trends, resource books, vocabulary terms, the creative process, analysis of song form, techniques used in reading musicals, and the philosophy of the audition process. Musical Theatre students only; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 151: Tap Dance I (1 credit)
Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 152: Tap Dance II (1 credit)
Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 207/407: Independent Study (1 – 3 credits)
Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSTHTRE 235: Performance I (3 credits)
A course that develops techniques for preparation and performance of musical theatre material, auditioning, and the synthesis of acting and singing skills. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 236: Performance II (3 credits)
A course that develops techniques for preparation and performance of musical theatre material, auditioning, and they synthesis of acting and singing skills. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 253: Dance Styles I (1 credit)
Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 254: Dance Styles II (1 credit)
Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 280: Production Performance (1 – 3 credits)
Designed to allow students to receive credit for performance in music theatre productions. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSTHTRE 323: Ballet for the Musical Theatre III (1 credit)
A continuation of 123 and 124, emphasizing ballet technique and its application to the musical theatre stage. Prerequisite: MUSTHTRE 124. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 324: Ballet for the Musical Theatre IV (1 credit)
A continuation of 123 and 124, emphasizing ballet technique and its application to the musical theatre stage. Prerequisite: MUSTHTRE 323. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 335: Performance III (3 credits)
A practical study of audition techniques, vocal coaching, scene study, role research and analysis of recordings. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 336: Performance IV (3 credits)
A practical study of audition techniques, vocal coaching, scene study, role research and analysis of recordings. Prerequisite: MUSTHTRE 235 and 236. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 351: Tap Dance III (1 credit)
A continuation of 151, 152. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 352: Tap Dance IV (1 credit)
A continuation of 151, 152. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 353: Dance Styles III (1 credit)
A continuation of 253, 254. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 354: Dance Styles IV (1 credit)
A continuation of 253, 254. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 360: Musical Theatre Song Repertoire (2 credits)
An exploration of the various music styles found in musical theatre, including traditional, contemporary, comedic, folk, rock, pop, and country. Emphasis is on music skills, methods of preparation, phrasing, song form analysis, interpretive choices and stylistic traits. Prerequisite: MUSTHTRE 133, 134, 235, or 236. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSTHTRE 423: Ballet for Musical Theatre V (1 credit)
Emphasizing ballet technique and its application to the musical theatre stage. Prerequisite: MUSTHTRE 323 and 324. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 424: Ballet for Musical Theatre VI (1 credit)
A continuation of 323 and 324, emphasizing ballet technique and its application to the musical theatre stage. Prerequisite: MUSTHTRE 324. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 435: Performance V (3 credits)
An advanced musical theatre scene study class, exploring various techniques for each. Also includes focus on career performance work. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 436: Performance VI (3 credits)
An advanced musical theatre scene study class, exploring various techniques for each. Also includes focus on career performance work. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 441: History of American Musical Theatre I (3 credits)
A survey of the American musical theatre from about 180 to 1940. An overview of theatrical forms, including vaudeville, revues, operettas, and book musicals, from the turn of the century to 1940, with particular attention to the composers and lyricists of the period. Major works to be examined include Showboat, Of Thee I Sing, and Porgy and Bess. Lecture and discussion. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 442: History of American Musical Theatre II (3 credits)
A continuation of 441, from 1940 to the present, with particular emphasis on theatrical criticism; analysis of book, music, and lyrics in shows of various genres; and the compilation of a bibliography. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 443: Choreography (2 credits)
usical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSTHTRE 450: Dance Workshop (1 credit)
Combines musical theatre dance, dialogue/text, movement improvisation, and various styles of theatre music for the purpose of exploring their inter-relationship. It will study the dichotomy and merging of physical and verbal communication. A public performance may be presented as the culmination of the course. By audition; Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSTHTRE 453: Dance Styles V (1 credit)
A continuation of 353, 354. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSTHTRE 454: Dance Styles VI (1 credit)
A continuation of 353, 354. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSTHTRE 480: Production Performance (1 – 3 credits)
This course is designed to allow students to receive credit for performance in musical theatre productions. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSTHTRE 496: Senior Showcase (1 credit)
Studio course for graduating musical theatre seniors. Class-work involves extensive repertoire exploration, vocal and dramatic coaching in solo literature, and participation in two group musical numbers, culminating in several public presentations, including one in New York City for agents and casting directors. Musical Theatre students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

MUSICOL 121: Introduction to the Art of Music (4 credits)
Introduces western music for the listener in overview from the baroque era to the present. Non-SMTD students only; offered Winter

MUSICOL 122: Introduction to World Music (3 credits)
Introduces the musical cultures of a few selected areas of the world (such as the Caribbeans, West Africa, India, China, and Japan). Non-SMTD students only; offered Winter

MUSICOL 123: Introduction to Popular Music (4 credits)
This course offers a broad survey of 20th-century popular music, exploring a diverse set of genres and musical artists from the Tin Pan Alley era to the present. The course places the musical conventions, key performers, and aesthetic shifts that mark the history of popular music in social, cultural, technological, and musical context. Designed to develop listening and analytical skills, the course aims to help students to understand, describe, interpret, and write about popular music. Non-SMTD students only; offered Fall

MUSICOL 130: Opera! (3 credits)
This is an introductory-level course in music and theatre, open to everyone; opera fans as well as those for whom opera is a completely new experience. Although our primary focus is the music of opera, the course does not require musical literacy or the ability to read music. Students are taught to look at a vocal score of opera without fear, but not training in music theory is presumed. Non-SMTD students only; offered Winter

MUSICOL 139: Introduction to the Literature of Music (2 credits)
A survey of musical concepts and repertories of the Western and non-Western world. SMTD students only; offered Fall

MUSICOL 140: History of Music (2 credits)
Music of the United States and American and European music since World War I. Includes both vernacular and art-music traditions. SMTD students only; offered Winter

MUSICOL 239: History of Music (2 credits)
History of music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque. SMTD students only; offered Fall

MUSICOL 240: History of Music (2 credits)
History of music from the Preclassic era to World War I. SMTD students only; offered Winter

MUSICOL 343: Music and Islam (3 credits)
This course focuses on the unity and diversity of musical customs from the Muslim cultures of the Middle East, Central Asia, north India and Indonesia. We will investigate musical systems in terms of instruments, repertoire, modal and rhythmic structures and the effect of religious constraints, cultural policy and social history on musical life. Non-SMTD students only; offered Fall

MUSICOL 345: History of Music (3 credits)
History of European music form the Middle Ages through the Baroque. Non-SMTD students only; offered Fall

MUSICOL 346: History of Music (3 credits)
Non-SMTD students only; offered Winter

MUSICOL 405/505, 406/506, 407/507, 408/508: Special Courses (1 – 3 credits)
Special courses on topics that vary from term to term. Offered Fall, Winter

MUSICOL 411/511: History of the Symphony (3 credits)
The course surveys the symphony from its earliest inception through the 20th century. Offered Fall

MUSICOL 413/513: Topics in the Early History of Opera (3 credits)
This course, designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, is devoted to the study of opera in its first two centuries, from its beginnings to nearly the end of the 18th century.  Opera will be studied critically as music, theater, spectacle, performance medium, and cultural expression. Special aspects of the course include a consideration of operatic eroticism, a look at opera’s arrival in the Americas, and a focus on the staging practices of early operas. Offered Fall

MUSICOL 414/515: 19th – 20th Century Opera (3 credits)
An historical survey of opera (as music, as theater, and as cultural expression) from the 19th century through the present. Offered Winter

MUSICOL 417/517: History of Jazz (3 credits)
Surveys jazz in the United States from its beginnings in African-American aural traditions to the present. Offered Winter

MUSICOL 420/520: Topics in Baroque Music (3 credits)
This course, designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, is devoted to the study of European (and some colonial Latin American) music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Music is to be studied critically, as music and as culture. Assignments will be primarily listening assignments, supplemented by score study, readings from materials on reserve, and some in-class performances. Offered Winter

MUSICOL 421/521: Music of the Classic Era (3 credits)
A survey of European music of the 17th and early 18th centuries. Offered Fall

MUSICOL 423/523: 20th Century Music (3 credits)
A survey of Western music since about 1900. Prerequisite: MUSICOL 240. Offered Fall

MUSICOL 424/524: The Art Song (3 credits)
A survey of European and American art song of the 19th and 20th centuries. Offered Fall

MUSICOL 450/550: Music in the U.S. (3 credits)
A lecture survey of American music from the 18th century to the present, including both formal and informal traditions. Offered Fall

MUSICOL 457/557: Music of Black Americans (3 credits)
An explication of the development of the Afro-American musical traditions from African and Afro-American folk origins to Black American music in the twentieth century. Topics include blues, jazz, contemporary popular music, and art music. Offered Fall

MUSICOL 467/567: Music of the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia (3 credits)
Examines some of the better known musical traditions from West Asia (Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Iraq), South Asia (Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka), and Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines). Offered Fall

MUSICOL 477/577: Medieval Music (3 credits)
A survey of European music from the Middle Ages to about 1420. Offered Fall

MUSICOL 481/581: Independent Study (1 – 4 credits)
SMTD students only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSICOL 501: Introduction to Graduate Study (3 credits)
SMTD students only; offered Fall, Winter

MUSICOL 502: Research Techniques (3 credits)
Graduate Musicology students only; offered Winter

MUSICOL 509: Teaching an Introduction to Music (3 credits)
A course in designing and teaching an Introduction to Music course for non-majors. In-class teaching practice is included. Offered Fall

MUSICOL 547: Introduction to Ethnomusicology (3 credits)
Readings and discussion of current issues and methodology in the field. SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSICOL 631: History and Application of Performance Practice (3 credits)
SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSICOL 642: Late Renaissance Music (3 credits)
SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

MUSICOL 643: Music of the Baroque (3 credits)
SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSICOL 645: Early 19th Century Styles (3 credits)
SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSICOL 647: 20th Century Music (3 credits)
SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

MUSICOL 881: Special Readings (2 – 6 credits)
SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSICOL 900: Preliminary Exam (1 credit)
SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSICOL 990: Dissertation/Precandidate (1 – 8 credits)
SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

MUSICOL 995: Dissertation/Candidate (4 – 8 credits)
SMTD graduate students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

OBOE 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Oboe. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

OBOE 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Oboe. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

OPERA 340/540: Opera Workshop I (2 credits)
An introductory course including coaching in arias and scenes, and training in the basics of dramatic aspects of opera. SMTD students only; Junior standing; instructor permission required; offered Fall

OPERA 341/541: Opera Workshop II (2 credits)
An introductory course including coaching in arias and scenes, and training in the basics of dramatic aspects of opera. Prerequisite: OPERA 340. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

OPERA 450/550: Opera Workshop II (2 credits)
Topics such as basic stagecraft, audition technique, movement, sense memory, and emotional recall are developed, and then applied to full-scale opera productions. Prerequisite: OPERA 341. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall

OPERA 451/551: Opera Workshop II (2 credits)
Topics such as basic stagecraft, audition technique, movement, sense memory, and emotional recall are developed, and then applied to full-scale opera productions. Prerequisite: OPERA 341. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Winter

OPERA 455/555: Opera Repertory and Production (2 – 4 credits)
By audition. A full-scale series of double-case performance. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

ORGAN 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Organ. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 205: Organ Keyboard Tech (2 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Fall

ORGAN 206: Organ Keyboard Tech (2 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Winter

ORGAN 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

ORGAN 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Organ. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

ORGANLIT 481/581: Organ Literature: Antiquity to 1750 (2 credits)
A survey of major schools of organ composition from antiquity through J.S. Bach. Documentary sources, concepts of organ design, and performance practices are related to each major period and are used by students in preparing works performed in class. Offered Fall

ORGANLIT 482/582: Organ Literature: 1750 to Present (2 credits)
A survey of organ literature, performance practices, and organ design after J.S. Bach, concentrating on major works. A portion of each class is devoted to organ design and construction. Includes study of documentary sources and historic sound recordings. Offered Winter

ORGANLIT 587: Organ Pedagogy (2 credits)
Offered Winter

ORGANLIT 782: Early Music for Keyboard (2 – 4 credits)
A study of selected pre-Bach composers from the schools of North and South Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, and England. Attention is given to performance practices with particular emphasis on rhythm, phrasing and articulation, ornamentation, and concepts of registration. Content varies. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

ORGANLIT 784: Organ Music of the 19th Century (2 – 4 credits)
A study of aspects of 19th-century musical style as found in the organ works of Liszt, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Franck, and the French symphonists. Consideration is given to the relationship between specific compositions and 19th-century organ design. Content varies. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

PERCUSS 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Percussion. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 446: Percussion Pedagogy (2 – 4 credits)
Qualitative critical analysis and creative thinking to create independent healthful physiological and psychological methods necessary to tutor students. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 488: Percussion Literature (2 – 4 credits)
Explores the history and composition of the percussion solo, percussion ensemble and mixed chamber ensemble. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PERCUSS 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 588: Percussion Literature I (3 credits)
This course will study seminal repertory, which has had a significant influence on the development of percussion music.  The historical time frame of works, the performance practice of the period including instrument selection, and the compositional form will be discussed in the context of comparing multiple recording of some works. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PERCUSS 589: Percussion Literature II (3 credits)
This course will study current directions in the development of the percussion repertory.  Comparative study of recordings of significant works will aid in developing an aesthetic by which class members will be able to evaluate new works. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PERCUSS 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PERCUSS 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Percussion. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

PAT 100: Research and Scholarship I (1-3 credits)
Students will learn the fundamentals of dissemination of research and scholarship through recording, editing, mastering and encoding of mixed media content such as lectures, recitals, and performances. PAT majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 101: Freshman Seminar in Media Arts (3 credits)
This seminar presents perspectives in the performing and media arts from the early twentieth century to the present. Students develop critical analytical skills contextualized by the historical, cultural and technological underpinnings that have influenced the media arts. Students complete readings, writings, viewings and listening assignments as well as participate in group discussions. Offered Fall

PAT 102: Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (3 credits)
An introduction to the principles of acoustics and psychoacoustics that are relevant to the recording engineer, music technologist, and composer. Topics include introduction to sound, human hearing, perception and measurement of sound, room acoustics, and the acoustics of musical instruments and the human voice. Offered Winter

PAT 200: Introduction to Electronic Music (3 credits)
This course is for students not majoring in Performing Arts Technology who are interested in developing a contextually-informed artistic practice in the area of electronic music composition, production, and performance. Through a series of composition exercises, students build skills in sequencing, audio and MIDI recording and editing, mixing, sound synthesis, sampling, effects processing, and live electronic music performance with real-time controllers. Non-PAT majors only; instructor permission required; Offered Fall, Winter

PAT 201: Introduction to Computer Music (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to electronic musical instruments, MIDI, and digital audio systems. Students create several original compositions for presentation and discussion. The aesthetics of electroacoustic composition are discussed through study of selected repertoire. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 202: Computer Music Composition and Arranging (3 credits)
This course is a continuation of PAT 201 with an emphasis on composition and arranging using MIDI, software samplers, and digital audio systems. Compositional issues are explored by classroom discussion, critiques, and lectures. Prerequisite: PAT 201. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 204: Creative Coding for Music (3 credits)
An introduction to principles and practices of computer programming for musical applications. Students learn visual, procedural, and object-oriented programming in general-purpose and music-specific languages. Projects address important musical programming concepts including algorithmic composition, real-time interaction, and audio buffer processing. Emphasis is on creative and artistic uses of code. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PAT 280: Sound Reinforcement (1 credit)
Students will assist with live sound reinforcement and production for music, opera, and musical theatre productions. Students learn the fundamentals of microphone selection and placement, mixing, monitoring, and signal processing for particular types of performances and performance venues. Prerequisite: PAT 221. Offered Fall, Winter

PAT 300: Research and Scholarship II (1-3 credits)
This course is for junior and senior PAT majors. Students will learn the fundamentals of dissemination of research and scholarship through recording, editing, mastering and encoding of mixed media content such as lectures, recitals, and performances. Electing this course at the 300 level requires more leadership and responsibility from the student. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 305/MUSPERF 300: Video Game Music (2 credits)
This course surveys game music from the first synthesized “bleeps” and “bloops” to modern orchestral compositions. Techniques are learned to aurally analyze game music. Students will create compositions using computer software as a final project. Course is designed for non-music majors; the ability to read standard music notation is not needed. Offered Fall, Winter

PAT 313: The Art of Electronic Music (3 credits)
This course integrates historical, technological, and musical approaches to the study of electronic music. Students learn the techniques and aesthetics underlying a spectrum of recording and production techniques in order to investigate the dialogue between technological and creative innovations in a wide variety of electronic genres. Offered Fall, even years

PAT 314: Electronic Music & Social Justice (3 credits)
This course investigates artistic responses to and interventions in struggles for social justice made by electronic musicians from the 1970s to the present day. Students learn specific artistic and technological techniques which inform music concerned with representation, protest, and activism, and develop critical perspectives on this repertoire. Offered Winter

PAT 331: Sound Recording and Production I (3 credits)
Students receive instruction on the theory and practice of sound recording. Topics include microphones, microphone techniques, equalization, preparing for a recording session, recording consoles, digital audio workstations, loudspeakers, and critical listening. The course includes a required lab section for hands-on experience in a recording studio. Prerequisites: PAT 101, PAT 102, PAT 201, and PAT 202. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

PAT 332: Sound Recording and Production II (3 credits)
This course is a continuation of PAT 331. The course explores philosophies and techniques in sound recording theory and practice, including microphone techniques, dynamics processing, equalization, reverberation, mixing in stereo and surround, critical listening, and selected topics in audio electronics. The course includes a required lab section for hands-on experience in a recording studio. Prerequisites: PAT 331. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PAT 380: Sound for Theatre (2 credit)
Students work as a member of a theatre production team with emphasis on sound effects and sound design for theatre. Prerequisites: PAT 280; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 407: Directed Individual Studies (1–3 credits)
Students receive individual instruction, consultation, and guidance from the instructor. Course emphasis is on developing individual research skills that culminates in a final project or paper. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 412: Digital Music Ensemble (1-2 credits)
Digital Music Ensemble (DME) is a technology-based interdisciplinary performance troupe that collaborates in the creation and performance of new works of art or performs historically innovative works. DME uses methods of open-ended critical inquiry to challenge meaning in the creation, realization and performance of art. The fall semester is usually focused on readings concerning the Labyrinth tradition in many cultures, culminating in the recurring work “Gypsy Pond Music,” a sonic, site-specific installation involving sculpture and algorithmic computer music. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 413: Electronic Chamber Music (1-2 credits)
Small ensembles of musicians are formed to create and perform contemporary chamber music. Various approaches to composition and group collaboration are explored through the integration of various categories of instruments including acoustic, electronic, electro-acoustic hybrids, performance controllers, and computers. Prerequisite: PAT 202. Offered Fall, Winter

PAT 421: Advanced Psychoacoustics (3 credits)
This course will focus on psychoactoustics, the study of how we perceive sounds.  Topics covered will include the anatomy and physiology of the ear, the perception of simple and complex sounds, ecological acoustics and auditory scene analysis. Prerequisite: 102 or permission of instructor. Offered Fall

PAT 422 Technical Ear Training and Critical Listening (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to the concept of translating between timbres and frequency resonances produced by parametric equalization. Students learn to aurally identify different timbres through their corresponding spectral envelopes. Critical listening exercises will also be explored with a focus on dynamics processing, spatial characteristics, spectral balance, and recording, mixing, and production techniques. Offered Winter 

PAT 431: Contemporary Practices in Studio Production I (3 credits)
The advanced study of theory and practice of recording techniques, mixing, and production for multi-channel audio systems through guided projects. Prerequisites: PAT 331 and PAT 332. Offered Fall

PAT 432: Contemporary Practices in Studio Production II (3 credits)
This course focuses on the development of the producer’s role as techno-artistic interpreter and creative collaborator. Critical listening and discussion investigate the evolution from the “illusion of reality” aesthetic to the “reality of illusion” point of view. Producers studied include Gaisberg, Spector, Martin, Eno, Reznor and Dr. Dre. Students sharpen their creative, technical, and production skills through the realization of complex recordings. Prerequisite: PAT 431. Offered Winter

PAT 441: Making Music on Film (3 credits)
In this course, students and faculty will collaborate in the creation of a professional-quality work of musical cinema.  Under the leadership of a faculty director, and with the guidance of working film professionals, students may participate as singers, dancers, actors, designers, audio engineers, or film crew.  This advanced class will be open by audition to students in Musical-Theatre, Theatre, Voice, Dance, Performing Arts and Technology, Art and Design, or Screen Arts.  The finished film will be screened at film festivals, distributed nationally, and will be credited to IMBD. Offered Fall

PAT 442: Practicum in Music and Sound for Film (3 credits)
Students work on original film and animation projects, in roles such as composers, sound designers, dialog editors, mix engineers, or production audio crew on advanced student productions. Class sessions include script analysis, screenings, discussion of readings, and in-class critiques of works-in-progress. The emphasis is on developing an awareness of the multiple ways that music and sound can interact with the moving image to create meaning. While this is an advanced course that assumes a familiarity with computers and audio production tools, it does include some direct instruction in relevant techniques such as syncing to picture, spotting music, dialog editing, and on-set recording. Prerequisite: music composition. Offered Winter

PAT 443: Immersive Media (3 credits)
Practice-based investigation of immersive media technologies, including virtual reality platforms, spatial audio systems, and game engines. Lectures cover methods and tools employed in the design of multimodal virtual and augmented realities. During lab activities, students implement interactive systems using modern immersive media platforms. Projects involve prototyping and realization of immersive media artworks and performances. Combining critical and historical discourse with hands-on experience, students develop comprehensive skills in the use of immersive media as performing arts tech. Offered Fall

PAT 451: Interactive Media Design I (3 credits)
This course introduces the technological and theoretical foundations of designing physically interactive media experiences. Students develop interactive sensing systems and program embedded computing devices as well as real-time auditory, visual and tangible displays. Through exercises that draw on theory and techniques of interaction design, students create technological sketches and prototypes for novel devices and artworks. Prerequisites: PAT 202, computer programming, and music composition. Offered Fall

PAT 452: Interactive Media Design II (3 credits)
The course focuses on the application of skills and techniques developed in Interactive Media Design I to design and implement physically interactive performance systems and media installations. Incorporating advanced sensing and interaction techniques, students create fully realized works that are exhibited before a public audience. Seminal works of interactive art and interactive performance are discussed and critiqued. Prerequisites: PAT 451. Instructor permission required; offered Winter.

PAT 461: Performance Systems (3 credits)
This course explores contemporary technologies that support musical performance. Topics include the goals of technologyenhanced performance, instrument interfacing, system design, programmable systems, and sound reinforcement design for playback of electronic and acoustic ensembles. Students create original compositions using performance systems that they have designed and built and direct performances that use these systems. Prerequisites: PAT 202, computer programming. Offered Winter

PAT 462: Digital Sound Synthesis (3 credits)
An introduction to digital sound synthesis and signal processing theory with an emphasis on sound design and compositional applications. Topics include additive synthesis, amplitude modulation, ring modulation, frequency modulation, subtractive synthesis, granular synthesis, physical modeling synthesis, heterodyne filter analysis/resynthesis, linear predictive coding, and phase vocoding. Prerequisites: PAT 202, music composition. Offered Fall

PAT 472/572: Business of Music (3 credits)
A survey of professional opportunities in performing arts management, the recording industry and arts entrepreneurship, with a focus on building business skills for the personal development of a career in music. Students will learn basic skills that may serve any of the Business of Music areas of concentration: leadership, planning, budgeting, financial analysis, marketing, fund-raising and development (and/or seeking investors). Assignments will include: analysis of case studies, writing a grant proposal, and working in teams to create a model arts enterprise that will need a business plan and marketing materials. The course also features a number of guests from various businesses and music disciplines. Qualifies for Upper Level Writing Requirement for undergraduates. Offered Winter

PAT 481: Independent Study (1–4 credits)
Students receive individual instruction, consultation and guidance from the instructor. Course emphasis is on developing individual research skills that culminates in a final project or paper. Undergraduate PAT majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 490 Senior Thesis Seminar (1-3 credits)
This capstone course introduces students the fundamentals of creative and/or scholarly research. Students will formulate a thesis topic accompanied by objectives and methodologies, requires resources, and a timeline and/or production schedule. Weekly seminars promote sharing among students. Each student is required to complete a thesis that may be a research paper, recordings, website, or DVD. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 507: Directed Individual Study (1-3 credits)
Students receive individual instruction, consultation and guidance from the instructor. Course emphasis is on developing individual research skills that culminates in a final project or paper. Graduate students only; instructor permission required, offered Fall, Winter

PAT 510: Media Arts: Immersion and Enculturation (3 credits)
The course details the theory and practice of music technology, interactive art forms that use technology, models of human computer interaction, and digital video and animation. Students will perform analyses of contemporary works in the media arts from aesthetic, production, technological, and artistic points of view. Students will examine the roles in the collaborative process. Offered Fall

PAT 511: Engineering Applications of Media Technology (3 credits)
Algorithm design and analysis with applications in the sonic and visual arts; fundamental knowledge representation, formal reasoning, and search algorithms. An emphasis on fundamental computational problems in the media arts and a discussion of the introductory issues in encoding and processing style. Offered Fall

PAT 512: Interdisciplinary Collaboration I (3 credits)
Students form teams to realize computer-based multimedia works that integrate technology, music, sound, art, and moving image. Students analyze the work as an individual, as well as a member of a group. The analysis details aspects of the design, role development, collaboration, aesthetic goal, artistic statement, production values, and the role of technology in the creative process. Offered Fall 

PAT 513: Interdisciplinary Collaboration II (3 credits)
A continuation of Interdisciplinary Collaboration I with an emphasis on large-scale multimedia interactive installations. Offered Winter

PAT 522 Technical Ear Training and Critical Listening (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to the concept of translating between timbres and frequency resonances produced by parametric equalization. Students learn to aurally identify different timbres through their corresponding spectral envelopes. Critical listening exercises will also be explored with a focus on dynamics processing, spatial characteristics, spectral balance, and recording, mixing, and production techniques. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PAT 531: Contemporary Practices in Studio Production I (3 credits)
The advanced study of theory and practice of recording techniques, mixing, and production for multi-channel audio systems through guided projects. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

PAT 532: Contemporary Practices in Studio Production II (3 credits)
This course focuses on the development of the producer’s role as techno-artistic interpreter and creative collaborator. Critical listening and discussion investigate the evolution from the “illusion of reality” aesthetic to the “reality of illusion” point of view. Producers studied include Gaisberg, Spector, Martin, Eno, Reznor, and Dr. Dre. Students sharpen their creative, technical, and production skills through the realization of complex recordings. Prerequisite: PAT 531. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PAT 541 Making Music on Film (3 credits)
In this course, students and faculty will collaborate in the creation of a professional-quality work of musical cinema.  Under the leadership of a faculty director, and with the guidance of working film professionals, students may participate as singers, dancers, actors, designers, audio engineers, or film crew.  This advanced class will be open by audition to students in Musical-Theatre, Theatre, Voice, Dance, Performing Arts and Technology, Art and Design, or Screen Arts.  The finished film will be screened at film festivals, distributed nationally, and will be credited on IMBD. Offered Fall

PAT 542: Practicum in Music and Sound for Film (3 credits)
Students work on original film and animation projects, in roles such as composers, sound designers, dialog editors, mix engineers, or production audio crew on advanced student productions. Class sessions include script analysis, screenings, discussion of readings, and in-class critiques of works-in-progress. The emphasis is on developing an awareness of the multiple ways that music and sound can interact with the moving image to create meaning. While this is an advanced course that assumes a familiarity with computers and audio production tools, it does include some direct instruction in relevant techniques such as syncing to picture, spotting music, dialog editing, and onset recording. Prerequisite: PAT 541. Offered Winter

PAT 543: Immersive Media (3 credits)
Practice-based investigation of immersive media technologies, including virtual reality platforms, spatial audio systems, and game engines. Lectures cover methods and tools employed in the design of multimodal virtual and augmented realities. During lab activities, students implement interactive systems using modern immersive media platforms. Projects involve prototyping and realization of immersive media artworks and performances. Combining critical and historical discourse with hands-on experience, students develop comprehensive skills in the use of immersive media as performing arts tech. Offered Fall

PAT 551: Interactive Media Design I (3 credits)
This course introduces the technological and theoretical foundations of designing physically interactive media experiences. Students develop interactive sensing systems and program embedded computing devices as well as real-time auditory, visual and tangible displays. Through exercises that draw on theory and techniques of interaction design, students create technological sketches and prototypes for novel devices and artworks. Offered Fall

PAT 552: Interactive Media Design II (3 credits)
The course focuses on the application of skills and techniques developed in Interactive Media Design I to design and implement physically interactive performance systems and media installations. Incorporating advanced sensing and interaction techniques, students create fully realized works that are exhibited before a public audience. Seminal works of interactive art and interactive performance are discussed and critiqued. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PAT 561: Performance Systems (3 credits)
This course explores contemporary technologies that support musical performance. Topics include the goals of technology-enhanced performance, instrument interfacing, system design, programmable systems, and sound reinforcement design for playback of electronic and acoustic ensembles. Students create original compositions using performance systems that they have designed and built and direct performances that use these systems. Prerequisite: PAT 501. Offered Winter

PAT 562: Digital Sound Synthesis (3 credits)
An introduction to digital sound synthesis and signal processing theory with an emphasis on sound design and compositional applications. Topics include additive synthesis, amplitude modulation, ring modulation, frequency modulation, subtractive synthesis, granular synthesis, physical modeling synthesis, heterodyne filter analysis/resynthesis, linear predictive coding, and phase vocoding. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

PAT 581: Independent Study (1 – 4 credits)
Students receive individual instruction, consultation, and guidance from the instructor. Course emphasis is on developing individual research skills that culminates in a final project or paper. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PAT 590 Thesis (1 – 9 credit hours)
Supervised work on a research topic in the Media Arts approved by the student’s thesis committee. Offered Fall, Winter

PAT 598 Special Topics (1 – 3 credit hours)
Periodic offering on topics of special interest in Performing Arts Technology. Offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

Please Note: A Placement test may be required for class piano courses. Placement tests are given twice per academic year near the beginning of the Fall and Winter terms. Test dates will be posted on the Piano Placement Exam Information page.

PIANO 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 110: Performance (2 credits)
Remedial class piano for beginners. Instructor permission required; section 001 is open to non-SMTD majors; section 002 is reserved for SMTD majors only; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 111: Performance (2 credits)
Class piano for SMTD majors. Prerequisite: Piano 110 or proficiency. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 112: Performance (2 credits)
Class piano for SMTD majors. Prerequisite: Piano 111 or proficiency. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 113: Performance (2 credits)
Class piano for SMTD majors. Prerequisite: Piano 112 or proficiency. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

PIANO 114: Performance (2 credits)
Class piano for SMTD majors. Prerequisite: Piano 113 or proficiency. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PIANO 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Piano. Prerequisite: Piano 114 or proficiency. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Piano. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 205: Performance (2 credits)
Class piano for SMTD majors. Prerequisite: Piano 114 or proficiency. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter 

PIANO 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 460: Piano Forum (1 credit)
Weekly performance class elected each term in residence by all bachelors and masters Piano majors (Performance; Pedagogy and Performance). SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANO 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Piano. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

PIANOLP 401/501: Piano Technology (1, 2 credits)
An overview of theories of piano construction, maintenance and tuning, including an application of those theories to piano performance. Offered Fall

PIANOLP 465/565: Individual Study in Piano Technology (2 credits)
Designed for the student with interest in developing tuning and maintenance skills. Directed study will consist of readings from technological sources, rebuilding projects, and tuning of upright and grand pianos. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

PIANOLP 487: Literature of Piano Music for the Advanced Student (2 credits)
A survey of keyboard literature from Elizabethan music through Mozart. Each student performs at least one work and writes a term paper. Selections from appropriate treatises on performance practices are discussed. Prerequisite: junior standing or instructor permission required. Offered Fall

PIANOLP 488: Literature of Piano Music for the Advanced Student (2 credits)
A continuation of 487, covering music from Beethoven to the present. Music is analyzed and performed; students give oral presentations and submit final papers. Prerequisite: junior standing or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

PIANOLP 489/597: Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Piano Literature (4 credits)
An investigation of piano literature from the early twentieth century to the present day. Offered Fall

PIANOLP 580: Introduction to Fortepiano (2 credits) Permission of instructor; offered Winter

PIANOLP 581: Piano Pedagogy: Intermediate (3 credits) Offered Fall

PIANOLP 582: Piano Pedagogy: Intermediate (3 credits) Prerequisite: PIANOLP 581 or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

PIANOLP 583: Supervised Teaching (2–6 credits) SMTD Piano Pedagogy majors only or instructor permission required. Offered Fall

PIANOLP 584: Supervised Teaching (2–6 credits) SMTD Piano Pedagogy majors only or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

PIANOLP 585: College and Adult Group Teaching (3 credits) Instructor permission required; offered Fall

PIANOLP 586: Historical and International Perspectives (3 credits) Instructor permission required; offered Winter

PIANOLP 587: Techniques of Vocal Coaching (3 credits) SMTD Performance majors only; offered Winter

PIANOLP 588: Survey of Piano Chamber Music Literature (3 credit) Survey of the chamber music repertoire that includes the piano, from the late 18th century to the present day. A stylistic overview of major works of the genre, from a performer-oriented perspective. Offered Fall

PIANOLP 589: Concerti (2 credits)
Survey of the keyboard concerto from Bach to the present. Representative works are studied in class and through outside listening. Student presentations will be expected of DMA students enrolled in the course. Offered Fall

PIANOLP 590: Sonatas (2 credits)
Survey of the solo piano sonata from Scarlatti to the present. Representative works are studied in class and through outside listening. Student presentations will be expected of DMA students enrolled in the course. Offered Winter

PIANOLP 591: Suites and Character Pieces (2 credits)
Survey of the genre of keyboard suites and character pieces from Bach to the present. Representative works are studied in class and through outside listening. Student presentations will be expected of DMA students enrolled in the course. Offered Fall

PIANOLP 592: Fantasies and Variations (2 credits)
Survey of the genre of keyboard fantasies and variations from Bach to the present. Representative works are studied in class and through outside listening. Student presentations will be expected of DMA students enrolled in the course. Offered Winter 

PIANOLP 593: Survey of Piano Performance Traditions (2 credits)
A survey of important performers, traditions, and repertoire central to the history of piano performance, especially in the early 20th century. Offered Winter

PIANOLP 595: Practicum in Teaching (1 credit)
This course is designed to satisfy the training/orientation requirement for graduate student teaching assistants. Offered Winter

PIANOLP 598: Comprehensive Study (2 credits)
Comprehensive overview of the piano repertoire of the common practice period. Offered Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

SACREDMU 483/583: Improvisation I (2 credits)
An introduction to organ improvisation, including a variety of harmonic languages such as diatonic harmony, parallel intervals and the octatonic scale, and development of motives and themes. Prerequisite: Organ 112 or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

SACREDMU 484/584: Service Playing (2 credits)
Develops skills in hymn-playing, anthem and solo accompaniment, and score reading, including of choral parts in open score. Prerequisite: Organ 112 or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

SACREDMU 490: Improvisation II (2 credits)
Develops a variety of advanced improvisational skills, including thematic development, ternary and toccata forms, and variation techniques. Prerequisite: Sacred Music 483; instructor permission required. Offered Winter

SACREDMU 491/591: Creative Hymn-Playing (2 credits)
Develops a variety of advanced hymn-playing techniques, including harmonization of a melody, re-harmonizations, transposition, hymn introductions and free accompaniments. Prerequisite: Sacred Music 484 or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

SACREDMU 585: Blended Worship Music Styles (2 credits)
Focuses on organ accompaniment skills for four genres of choral music: Anglican anthems, African-American spirituals, Gospel and world music. Offered Fall 

SACREDMU 586: Contemporary Issues in Sacred Music (2 credits)
Focuses on readings dealing with the history of hymnody and the challenges faced by contemporary church musicians. Offered Fall, Winter

SACREDMU 588: Contrapuntal Improvisation (2 credits) Develops improvisation in historical styles, including chorale partitas and fugal expositions. Prerequisite: 583 or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

SACREDMU 590: Improvisation II (2 credits)
Develops a variety of advanced improvisational skills, including thematic development, ternary and toccata forms, and variation techniques. Prerequisite: 583 or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

SAX 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in saxophone. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

SAX 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in saxophone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

THTREMUS 101: Introduction to Acting I (3 credits)
Basic principles of acting for non-performance majors. The class introduces the fundamentals of acting to help the student “discover” him/herself through improvisation and other exercises. Grounds the student in basic acting theory. Instructor permission required; primarily for non-majors; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 102: Introduction to Acting II (3 credits)
Continuation of 101 with attention to scene study. Instructs how to analyze and approach the written text and embody character. Instructor permission required; primarily for non-majors; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 110: Introduction to Acting for the Camera (3 credits)
Introduces students to the basic techniques of acting for the camera through the use of video. Sound foundation acting principles will be presented with an emphasis on exercise, scene and monologue work, and closing with scene orchestration via a basic two-camera with switcher recording, utilizing a mix of selected dramatic material and/or existing film scripts. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 101 or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 162: Introduction to Stage Make-up (1 credit)
Covers the foundations of stage make-up; basic corrective, manipulating the features with the highlight and shadows and old age make-up applications, script analysis for make-up and an introduction to prosthetics and wig care. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 172: Movement I (2 credits)
Aims to provide performers with a working knowledge of their bodies. Exercises, improvisation, and other techniques will aid in developing awareness of the body as an expressive medium. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

THTREMUS 181: Acting I: The Basics (3 credits)
Introduction to acting with emphasis on freeing and expanding an actor’s imagination, exploration of the psycho-physical connection, and with particular attention paid to ensemble. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

THTREMUS 182: Acting II: Technique (3 credits)
Exploration of expanding the actor’s sensory capacity, and subsequently honing that capacity to in-the-moment responses to scene partner, the beginning of the objective-action approach. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 192: Voice I (3 credits)
Course designed to help the would-be performer begin to discover and develop the vocal instrument. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

THTREMUS 211: Introduction to Drama and Theatre (3 credits)
Introduces the student to as many basic elements of the theatre, practical and theoretical, as time allows. It also presents a number of key plays from various periods, and examines them from the point of view of their dramatic qualities, theatrical strengths, social and political contexts, their performance history, and their relevance today. This course is geared toward students who do not have extensive experience attending or participating in the theatre. Theatre and Musical Theatre majors may only elect to take this course in their first semester. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 222: Introduction to Global Theatre and Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
Surveys performance histories of diverse cultural communities of the United States. Students study transnational origins and cultural contexts for multi-cultural theatre: African American (African, Caribbean, Afro-Latino), Native American, Latin American, Asian American (Southeast Asian, East Asian), Middle Eastern, and others. Students study multi-cultural literatures and practices in the United States. Students learn about performance histories and practices of culturally diverse communities in the United States, study performance aesthetics emerging from Asian American, African American, Latin American and Native American communities, and learn how to read and analyze diverse plays by United States authors in cultural context. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 227: Introductory Playwriting (2-3 credits)
A creative writing course in the rudiments of playwriting, with special attention to the one-act play. Students are accepted on the basis of a portfolio. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 233: Modern Rituals/Traditional Practices (3 credits)
Trains students in performance techniques grounded in various cultural traditions: choral singing, masking, poetry, vocal call and responses, dance, martial arts, and mimicry. Embodied studio practice emphasizes aesthetics of diverse cultural communities. Guest artists and instructors interact with students in the instructional space. Students learn how practice emerges from culturally specific contexts, how to embody culturally specific aesthetics and practices, and they train in the vocal, physical and theatrical expression skills. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 240: Introduction to Design (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the process of designing scenery, costumes and lighting for the stage.  It deals both with finding and developing ideas and with finding ways to express them.  It provides students with a process with which to approach to play and begin to design, as well as starting to develop a theatrical vocabulary which will serve as a foundation for future design work. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 250. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 241: Directing I (3 credits)
 The history of directors, function and responsibilities of a director, relationships with designers, playwrights, stage managers, technical/artisan staff, actors, dramaturgs. Identifying styles of theatre, stage types, floor plans. Also covers script interpretation/analysis, director’s research, resources, directorial concepts, conceptualization of a play, interpretation. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

THTREMUS 245: Introduction to Stage Management (2 credits)
Principles and practices of stage management, including rehearsal coordination, prompt book preparation, and director/cast/crew relationships during rehearsal for theatre, opera, and musical theatre. Combines classroom instruction with practicum experience. Students assistant-stage-manage a University Productions show during the semester; participate in rehearsals and performances. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 250: Introduction to Technical Theatre Practices (3 credits)
Introduction to the basic principles and practices of stagecraft: scenic materials, construction, painting, stage lighting, and costuming. Lectures and lab (shop assignment for a mainstage production). Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 251: Production Practicum I (1 credit)
Laboratory in theatre production. Students work in stagecraft, scenic painting, lighting, props, costuming for mainstage productions. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 252: Production Practicum II (1 credit)
Second-level laboratory in theatre production. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 251 and instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 256: Lighting Design I (3 credits)
Introduction to the components of stage lighting, including an in-depth exploration of the functions and controllable properties of stage lighting. Topics include color theory, optics, electricity, distribution, and equipment. Industry standards regarding control systems, organizational standards, and collaborative techniques will also be covered. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 250. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 260: Scene Design I (3 credits)
This is a beginning course in scenic design with an emphasis on text analysis.  Expression of the production concept, style and period is studied by use of the elements of design.  This includes analyzing and discussing plays as the inspiration for a design, some history of design, considering the three-dimensional world of a stage, and how to make basic drawings and models for a stage design. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 250. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 261: Production Practicum III (1 credit)
 Exploration of principles of theatre crafts and practices under faculty supervision. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 262: Production Practicum IV (1 credit)
Exploration of principles of theatre crafts and practices under faculty supervision. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 263: Design Rendering (3 credits)
Study in the techniques, materials and theory of communicating the costume and scenic design idea. Instructor permission required; offered Fall;

THTREMUS 270: Costume Design I (3 credits)
Familiarizes students with art and process of costume design, with strong emphasis on text and character analysis and methods of research. Introduction to basic drawing skills and other visual options in presenting design ideas. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 240 and 277 or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 271: Movement II (2 credits)
This class expands the understanding and awareness of movement philosophy and vocabulary while developing a clearer connection to the actor’s body in relation to performance/text. Prerequisite: Theatre 172 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 272: Movement III (2 credits)
Expands the student’s individual flexibility, range, sensitivity to experiencing movement while stimulating movement imagination. Fundamentals of performance enhancement, Alexander Technique, Tai Chi are used as reference. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 172 and 271 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 274: Stage Combat I (2 credits)
Focuses on enabling the actor to extend range of truth and responsibility; imparts a philosophical and historical overview relative to three areas of concentration: unarmed combat, quarterstaff, and single rapier and rapier-and-dagger. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 172 and 181 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 277: History of Dress (3 credits)
A slide survey course, which traces the history of dress from ancient times through the present day, with an emphasis in the societies that produced particular manners and styles of dress and their relationship to one another. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

THTREMUS 281: Acting III: Greek Drama (3 credits)
Study of Greek plays for the actor for the purpose of continuing objective actor work; Developing rhetorical skills for argumentation and debate and orienting performance towards its public function; character work through masks. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 182 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 282: Acting IV: Shakespeare (3 credits)
An introduction to Shakespeare and heightened text. On-feet exploration of Shakespeare monologues, and scenes, the technique of verse speaking, scansion, combined with the discovery and interpretation of action/objectives identified in the text through Punctuation, Imagery, Lineage and Verbal Conceits. Also, the analysis of characterization with a view toward definitive acting choices in order to illuminate the text, emotional content and vocal expression. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 281 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 283: Script Analysis (2 credits)
This course establishes a comprehensive knowledge of general terms and tools of play analysis. Various ways and trends of analyzing scripts for stage will be studied. Students will read, discuss and write about plays and the various symbols that sustain their messages. Ambiguities and aspects of plot will be explored. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 285: Introduction to Puppetry (3 credits)
This course will explore the fundamentals of puppetry, a performance mode that spans the globe and the centuries. There will be hands-on workshops developing and creating several styles of puppets, and students will research puppetry in world performance. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 291: Voice II (3 credits)
Expands the understanding and awareness of the basic vocal philosophy and vocabulary established in Voice I, while developing a clearer connection to the demands of text. Continuation of Linklater work, Lessac and Berry study, Skinner speech work, including IPA. Includes poetic text, sonnets and monologues. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 192 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 292: Voice III (3 credits)
Expands and refines the student’s individual flexibility, range, and sensitivity to experiencing voice while stimulating vocal imagination. Improvisation and Roy Hart techniques are explored. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 291 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 301: Acting Practicum (1-3 credits)
nstructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 320: Voiceover Acting (2 credits)
This class focuses on the craft and business of Voice Acting. It is designed to give the actor experience behind the microphone and exposure to the tools and techniques in the highly specialized craft of voice-over work for radio, television, industrial narration, animation, web work, and audio books. Script analysis, character analysis and vocal techniques are explored for single-voiced and multiple-voiced copy. Class time is spent learning about casting and talent agents, promoting and marketing, the audition process, studio etiquette, demos, and the changing world of voiceover technology. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

THTREMUS 321: History of Theatre I (3 credits)
The history of theatre from Greeks to Shakespeare, reading selected plays and tracing the history of theatre into dramatic texts generated at particular times and places. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 322: History of Theatre II (3 credits)
The history of theatre from Western Europe and the U.S. from the end of the 17th century to present, focusing on the production of theatre in its historical, social and ideological contexts. Class studies representative plays. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 323/523: American Theatre and Drama (3 credits)
The study of the American heritage as theatre artists and what has influenced us; principal American dramatists and principal events and issues in the American theatre, mainly in the 20th century. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 324/524: Global Community Practicum (3 credits)
Engages students in research and development of performance projects at a local, community organization or at an international site. The class participates in fieldwork experiences and each individual submits a final project report or thesis at the end of their fieldwork. The Capstone course is collaborative and interdisciplinary and multiple faculty members can supervise and approve student work. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 222 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 325/525: Contemporary American Theatre and Drama (3 credits)
Examines works and developments in American theatre and drama from the past twenty years, especially the diverse and multicultural drama of this period. Looks at elements of class and ethnicity, urbanization, family and community, war and technology, commercialism and consumerism, gender, race, and sexuality. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 326/526: Intercultural Drama (3 credits)
Examines how international dramatic literature in translation comments on global lives and lifestyles. Class reads, analyzes and discusses intercultural plays in cultural context. Written assignments and in-class presentations investigate the political, social, ad cultural impact meaning of intercultural dramatic works. Students learn to analyze themes, structures, characters, and language of intercultural/international plays through the lens of cultural studies. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 327: Intermediate Playwriting (2-3 credits)
Students write the first act of a full-length play. They read from their plays in class and the work is discussed. They also read plays, see performances, keep a journal. At the end of the semester, students give a staged reading of their work for an informal audience. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 227. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 332/532: Performing Archives and Oral Histories (3 credits)
Students use ethnographic or archival sources to create new performance works. Building on histories introduced in 222, they create individual or small group projects. Interpretative text and character work helps to improve individual student performance skills. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 233 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 334/534: The Atonement Project (3 credits)
This course will teach students about restorative justice, reconciliation, and atonement.  We will explore questions of why and how artistic activity can begin and/or support processes of reconciliation for people who have committed crimes and for crime victims.  Students in this class will facilitate weekly arts workshops in adult prisons and community venues where former prisoners, crime victims, and the families of those groups can gather together.  Focusing on the themes of acknowledgement, apology, and atonement, the workshops will produce original performances, creative writing, and visual art presented at the end of the semester by both the student facilitators and the members of the workshop.  Students and workshop participants who give their consent can contribute their work to the Atonement Project website — an online forum designed by the MIT Media Lab — as a means of starting conversations about atonement with web users.  Ultimately this course seeks to identify the best strategies for using the arts to address crime and those most affected by it. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 335/535: Theatre & Incarceration (3 credits)
Artistic practice in prisons has occurred since the inception of prisons themselves, though popular thought tends not to connect the idea of the arts with that of criminal justice systems. This course surveys the history of performance in prisons through the examination of plays written by and about prisoners as well as narratives which chronicle the process of creating theatre in prisons. The course also interrogates various strategies for creating performances in prisons, questioning the utility and goals of each process of creation and seeking to identify those which are most sustainable and which best serve participants in the process. Students will use some of these strategies in practice as they facilitate their workshops in prisons and juvenile detention centers. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 336/536: PCAP Brazil Exchange (2 credits)
 The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) trains students to facilitate arts workshops in prisons, juvenile detention centers, Detroit high schools, and community settings which bring together crime victims, former prisoners, and their families. In the summer of 2013, PCAP began an exchange program with theatre faculty and students at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UniRio). The nation of Brazil has a long history with using theatre as a vehicle both to discuss and promote social justice causes, and the faculty at UniRio take their students into a variety of off-campus settings in which they engage in “teatro em communidade.” We at PCAP have a great deal to learn from the UniRio faculty and students about how theatre can support community dialogue and social change, and they in turn have a strong desire to learn from and collaborate with PCAP faculty and students.

In Brazil, Michigan students will attend theatre classes at UniRio and will be participant observers in the theatre work being done not just in Brazilian prisons but also in the Maré favela and in two hospitals in Rio de Janeiro. In all instances students are learning about what theatre can accomplish in non-traditional settings and why people engage in performance practices in these challenging contexts. Students also receive training in Brazilian theatre traditions, particularly focusing on Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies. Ultimately the course seeks to identify the best strategies for using performance to address the criminal justice system and those most affected by it. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 340/540: Devising Theatre (3 credits)
 The course is a laboratory course for play development. The class creates collaborative theatrical works from text, visual art, movement, stories and/or contemporary events. The class develops performance through improvisation, then organizes and evaluates their work using principles of dramatic structure, and play analysis. Dramaturgy and directing skills are introduced through studio practice and critique. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 341: Directing III (3 credits)
Covers period styles from Greek to avant garde, styles of performance (realism, naturalism, expressionism, absurdist, farce, experimental). Explore contemporizing of a play. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 242 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 345: Stage Management Practicum: Plays (2–6 credits)
Methods of stage management, including rehearsal coordination, prompt book preparation, and director/cast/crew relationships during rehearsal period, for plays. Students are assigned as stage managers for Theatre productions. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 351 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 350: Scenic Construction I (3 credits)
For the beginning design and technical student, focusing on in-depth study of scenic construction and materials used in construction. Topics: drafting of construction drawings; developing of working drawings; basic electricity; working with wood, foams, fabric, plastics, and metals; hardware used in construction/rigging. Requires working in shop, load-in and strike of a production. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 250 and 362 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 351: Production Practicum V (1–3 credits)
Exploration of principles of theatre crafts and practices under faculty supervision. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 352: Production Practicum VI (1–3 credit hours)
Exploration of principles of theatre crafts and practices under faculty supervision. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 353: Sound for the Theatre (2 credits)
Principles and practices of sound for the theatre; potential which sound can bring to a theatre production; actual sound projects. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 250 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 356: Lighting Design II (3 credits)
An in-depth exploration into the development and execution of a lighting design, and the lighting potentials of a wide variety of facilities, production styles, and lighting equipment.  Includes work on the development of communication skills with directors and shops via value sketches and lighting plots. Prerequisite: Theatre 256 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 360: Scene Design II (3 credits)
Some advanced model-making and drawing skills; the process of conceptualizing and articulating design ideas. Exploration of the unique characteristics of proscenium, arean, and thrust staging. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 260 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 370: Costume Design II (3 credit)
This is an advanced course in which students will explore and practice the process of costume design. Course work will consist of a series of projects using specific texts further developing skills in text analysis, research, drawing and painting as related to the art of costume design. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 270 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 371: Physical Theatre (1 credit)
Exposes the actor to the dynamics of gesture, the physical foundations of character and interaction, the architecture of stage space and the creation of original work. Based on work of Jacques Lecoq, techniques include commedia, chorus, dance, mime, neutralist, and clown. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

THTREMUS 374: Stage Combat II (2 credits)
Continuation of Stage Combat I, leading to SAFD certification. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 192, 274, 282, and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 381: Acting V: Chekov/Ibsen (3 credits)
Scene study with emphasis on the plays of Anton Chekhov, for the purposes of exploring subtext, ensemble scene work, irony and juxtaposition in acting, “dialectical” objectives, and the development of characterizations anchored by psychological realism. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 282 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 382: Acting VI: 20th & 21st Century American Realism (3 credits)
Examines modern and contemporary American playwrights and their works through scene study. Students study the theory and technique of Constantin Stanislavski as realized by the Group Theater of the early 20th century. Students will study monologues and scenes taken from the American Theater to cultivate skill in exploring text through action and achieving emotional truthfulness in performance. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 381 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 383: On Camera I (3 credits)
Exploration of the fundamentals of acting techniques as they relate to the medium; concentration on purposeful relaxation, image work, subtext, and reemphasis on basic action playing. Methods include improvisation, story telling, monologues, and scenes. Subject matter will be of a contemporary nature and will utilize in-class critique. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 282 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 385: Performing Arts Management (2 credits)
An overall look at the administrative aspects of the performing arts, using a Theatre company as the standard model, but with a look at orchestras, dance, and opera. Exploration of theatre development, profit vs. non-profit companies, role of board of directors, unions, budgeting, marketing, public relations, and fundraising. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 386: Practicum in Performing Arts Management (3 credits)
Practical work in the management of the performing arts, principally theatre, through assisting in the creation of live performing arts presentations. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 387, 388: Studio I, II (2 credits) The ongoing work each semester includes scene work, monologues, auditions, readings, and occasional short plays; provides opportunity to expand roles and styles of performance. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 395: Stage Dialects (3 credits)
Introduces students to specific methods for acquiring stage dialects. Work includes International Phonetic alphabet and Standard American Speech/Dialect. Students listen to and perform scenes and monologues in each dialect, which may include Standard American, Standard British, Cockney, Irish, American Southern, French, South African, and Spanish. Prerequisite: Theatre 192 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 399: Topics in Drama (1–4 credits)
Covers specialized topics in theatre and drama, which vary from semester to semester. The purpose is to explore in depth aspects of theatre that cannot be covered in existing courses, such as a play or special subject. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring

THTREMUS 400: Directed Reading (1-3 credits)
Special reading project under faculty supervision. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 401: Independent Study (1–3 credits)
Allows special work in directing, design, theatre studies, or other specialized areas. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 403, 404:  Design & Production Seminar I, II (1 credit) Active discussion courses which explore issues of contemporary theatre, particularly in relation to design and production. These courses broaden the student’s knowledge of contemporary theatre artists and practices, and sharpens esthetic judgment of productions. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 417: Theatre Internship (1–3 credit hours)
An off-campus, non-paid working experience in a departmentally approved professional theatre, television, or film company. Student must write a comparative benefit(s) statement following the internship experience, but before a grade is awarded. Internship supervisor will submit a written assessment of the student’s work to the instructor of record. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 426: Fundraising and the Arts (2 credits)
A review and analysis of philanthropy and development in America’s cultural life, and the role of both the public and private sectors. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 427: Advanced Playwriting (3 credits)
Students write a dramatic text, complete a series of assigned technique exercises and material reading, participate in class discussions and live readings. Instructor permission required; offered as needed

THTREMUS 429: Playwriting Toward Production (3 credit)
Student must have written an original play. Class is a collaboration between student designers, actors, producers, and playwrights; analyzes the evolution of a script from its writing to its production. Students rewrite and workshop their plays and present them before an audience at the end of the semester. Instructor permission required; students must have written a script; offered Winter

THTREMUS 435: Producing in the American Theatre (3 credits)
A history of American theatre emphasizing the development of producing techniques coupled with significant productions in the American theatre of the 20th Century. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 385, 386, and Junior or Senior standing. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 437: Theatre Pedagogy (3 credits)
This course explores teaching drama in the secondary school, teaching theatre in higher education, and using drama-in-education techniques in all levels of teaching. The course explores ways to approach theatre in teaching and learning that promotes a student-centered, curiosity-driven environment and takes into account a variety of cognitive and learning styles.

THTREMUS 438: Legal Issues in the Theatre (3 credits)
Theatre’s collective bargaining fundaments/issues. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 435. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 440: Special Topics in African American Theatre and Drama (3 credits)
This is a special topics course, which address various aspects of African American Theatre and Drama, such as:  Comparing Black Aesthetics, African American Dramatic Literature, and Traditions and Modernity in African Drama. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 442: Directing Project (3 credits)
Students continue their preparation for a professional career or graduate studies in directing by directing a studio play. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 441 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 443: Directing Colloquium I (1 credit)
Senior directing students meet to discuss final projects, do presentations of concept of their play, design and casting choices, practical realization of the play, choice of script, and post-production discussions/reviews. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 442 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 445: Stage Management for Operas and Musicals (2-6 credits)
Seminar portion covers methods of stage management including rehearsal coordination, prompt book or musical score preparation, record keeping, and director, conductor / orchestra, cast and crew relationships during the rehearsal period.; students are also assigned as stage managers for School of Music, Theatre & Dance opera or musical theatre productions. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 245, 351, and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 446: Advanced Stage Management (3 credits)
Further study of the principles and practices of stage management including personnel management, problem solving, range of work environments and contracts, union rules, and touring.  Prerequisite: THTREMUS 245 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 451: Production Practicum VII (2-3 credits)
An introduction to production and management skills needed by the technical director: drafting of construction drawings, cost analysis of materials, metal and wood fabrication, environmental/structural safety, scenery rigging, movement, mechanization. Students work on studio projects and department productions. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 352 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 452: Costume Construction (3 credits)
Basic hand and machine sewing techniques and fundamental skills used in construction of theatrical costumes. Introduction to costume shop equipment. Some work on University Production’s projects. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 456: Lighting Design III (3 credits)
Advanced study of lighting design, incorporating increasingly difficult texts, facilities, and production styles; alternative venues and production styles. Includes several major projects. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 356. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 460: Scene Design III (3 credits)
For students whose main interest is scenic design. Hones the conceptual process and develops deeper awareness of style as related to text. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 360. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 461: Production Practicum VIII (2-3 credits)
Advanced level production practicum under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 451 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 462: Drafting (2 credits)
A study of the principles of scenery drafting; basic skills of geometric construction; steps for making production drawings. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 250. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 464: Scene Painting for the Theatre (3 credits)
A study of the methods and materials of painting scenery for stage productions; characteristics of various scene painting materials; lab work devoted to color, perspective, utilization of various materials. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 250. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 466: History of Decor (3 credits)
This course is a chronological study of the decorative styles of interiors and exteriors in Western architecture and their applications to the stage. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 468: History of Theatre Architecture and Stage Design (3 credits)
This course covers the origins and evolution of the theatre building and theatrical design and technology with the corresponding political, social, and artistic context. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 470: Costume Design III (3 credits)
This is an advanced course in which students will explore and practice the process of costume design.  Course work will consist of series of projects using specific texts further developing skills in text analysis, research, drawing, and painting as related to the art of costume design. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 370 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 471: Women’s Pattern Drafting (3 credits)
This experiential craft course covers the techniques for drafting women’s slopers based on standard measurements.  Using basic bodice, sleeve, and skirt slopers students develop patterns for contemporary and historical garments.  Students investigate dart and seam manipulation to produce patterns, and then make and fit muslin mockups.  Final projects could include developing patterns from the garments in the Zelma Weisfeld Historic Collection or patterning garments for a Theatre Departmental production. Prerequisite: Theatre 452 and instructor permission required. Offered Fall as needed

THTREMUS 472: Stage Make-Up (2 credits)
Fundamentals of make-up for theatre; study of facial structure, physiology of age, character, and psychology of color. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 476: Costume Crafts (3 credits)
An introduction to the materials and techniques used in the design and construction of craft work associated with theatrical costumes.  Specific topics explored include millinery, mask making and dyeing and painting of fabric.  Class consists of lectures and demonstrations providing a survey of possible techniques and materials as well as specific projects designed to develop practical skills. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

THTREMUS 478: History of 20th Century Dress & Costume Design (3 credits)
The continuing evolution of the fashion silhouette; growth of theatrical costume design during the 20th century; influences of economic and political situations, art styles, popular culture. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 477 or instructor permission required. Offered Fall

THTREMUS 481: Acting VII: 20th and 21st Century American (3 credits)
Examines 20th and 21st Century American playwrights and their works through scene study. Students continue to explore the objective-action technique of Stanislavski. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 382 and instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 483: Comedy and Style (3 credits)
This course focuses on the principles of performing various comic styles, and may include the work of Moliere, Wilde, Coward, and contemporary playwrights. Advanced scene work will utilize objective-action work, but also consider the actor as communicator to audience. Instructor permission required; offered Fall

THTREMUS 484: On Camera II (3 credits)
Concentration on practical techniques to use in selected on-camera situations.  Utilization of adjustments needed for compelling, truthful working using various audition and recording formats.  Single and multiple camera studio work will be employed. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 483 or instructor permission required. Offered Winter

THTREMUS 487, 488: Studio III, IV (2 credits)
Ongoing work each semester includes scene work, monologues, auditions, readings, and occasional short plays; provides opportunity to expand roles and styles of performance. Prerequisite: THTREMUS 387 and 388; THTREMUS 487 is a prerequisite for THTREMUS 488. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 495: Über Practicum(1–6 credits)
This advanced theatre practicum requires a significant production contribution from the student, such as a major design assignment, stage management, or technical direction. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

THTREMUS 585: Introduction to Puppetry(3 credits)
This course will explore the fundamentals of puppetry, a performance made that spans the globe and the centuries. There will be hands-on workshops developing and creating several styles of puppets, and students will research puppetry in world performance.

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

TROMBONE 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Trombone. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TROMBONE 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Trombone. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

TRUM 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TRUM 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Trumpet. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

TUBA 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Tuba. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

TUBA 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Tuba. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

VIOLA 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Viola. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 450/550: Performance (undergraduate/graduate) (1 credit)
Performance Studio. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLA 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Viola. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

VDAGAMBA 100/400: Performance (undergraduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola Da Gamba. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VDAGAMBA 500: Performance (graduate) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Viola Da Gamba. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

VIOLIN 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 111/112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Violin. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 450/550: Performance (undergraduate/graduate) (1 credit)
Performance Studio. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 460: Viola for Violin (1 credit)
A practicum for violin majors on the basics of viola playing to be taking in conjunction with playing one semester of viola in Quartet 335. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VIOLIN 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Violin. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

VOICE 100: Performance (transfer students) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 111: Performance (1-2 credits) Instructor permission required; Theatre majors only; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 112: Performance (freshman secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 113/114: Performance (sophomore secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 115/116: Performance (junior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 139/140: Performance (freshman) (4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 150: Performance (non-SMTD students) (2 credits)
Private study in Voice. Non-SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 217/218: Performance (senior secondary) (2 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 219/220: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 221/222: Performance (sophomore principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 239/240: Performance (sophomore) (4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 339/340: Performance (junior) (4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 423/424: Performance (junior principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 425/426: Performance (freshman principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 439/440: Performance (senior) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 500: Performance (graduate secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 527/528: Performance (graduate principal) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 539/540: Performance (masters) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 600: Performance (specialist secondary) (2 or 4 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD students only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICE 639/640: Performance (specialist) (4 or 6 credits)
Private study in Voice. SMTD Performance majors only; instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

VOICELIT 200: Basic Lyric Diction (1 credit) A survey of English, Italian, German, and French Lyric Diction.  Basic rules of stage pronunciation for singers are introduced, along with the international phonetic alphabet.  Readings with presentations are complemented with class spoken, written, and sung exercises, as well as monthly student performances. Offered Fall, Winter

VOICELIT 201: Basic Italian Diction (1-2 credits) Introduction to singing in Italian according to the principles of the Italian lyric stage. Singing in Latin and Spanish is briefly introduced. Offered Fall

VOICELIT 202: Basic German Diction (1-2 credits) German diction according to codified rules of German stage pronunciation. Coaching of repertoire takes place throughout the course.  Also includes introduction to singing in English according to common practice, as well as the International Phonetic Alphabet. Offered Winter

VOICELIT 203: Basic French Diction (1-2 credits) Introduction to singing in French according to common practice. Coaching of repertoire
(art songs and operas) takes place throughout the course. Offered Fall

VOICELIT 388: Introduction to Art Song (2 credits) This course explores the connection between words and music, poet and composer, and singer and pianist through a study of art song and its performance. Through guided listening to historic performances, the class will discover vocal and pianistic styles, repertoire, and performance traditions of art song. In-class discussions will tour the world each week, encountering art song in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Britain, and other countries, including America. Offered Winter

VOICELIT 410: Vocal Literature of Black American Composers (2 credits) Surveys the art songs of African Americans from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. The course includes numerous unpublished works and the analysis of the texts as well as rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic features. Junior standing or higher; offered Winter

VOICELIT 450: Chamber Music for Voice and Instruments (2 credits) Designed for singers and instrumentalists to explore chamber music involving voice(s) from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. Ensembles can include all voice types, orchestral instrumentalists, Harpsichord, Piano, Organ, Guitar, and Percussion. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

VOICELIT 460: Special Topics (1-4 credits) Offered as topics are available

VOICELIT 469: Aria Preparation (2 credits) Offered Fall

VOICELIT 491: Interpretation of Songs (3 credits) Deals with generic and specific problems in art song interpretation for both singers and pianists. Each term, the bulk of the repertory is synchronized with the studies in diction classes. Offered Fall, Winter

VOICELIT 504: Master Class in Vocal Literature (1–4 credits) Offered Winter as needed

VOICELIT 505: Italian and Latin Diction for Singers (2 credits)
Offered Fall

VOICELIT 506: German and English Diction for Singers (2 credits)
Offered Winter

VOICELIT 507: French Diction for Singers (2 credits)
Offered Fall

VOICELIT 510: Artsongs of African American Composers (2 credits)
Offered Winter

VOICELIT 519: Teaching of Voice I (2 credits)
Offered Fall

VOICELIT 520: Teaching of Voice II (2 credits)
Offered Winter

VOICELIT 560: Special Topics (1–4 credits)
Special Topics in Voice Literature. Offered as topics are available

VOICELIT 567: Oratorio (2 credits) Offered Fall

VOICELIT 568: Independent Study (1–3 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

VOICELIT 569: Aria Preparation (3 credits)
Aria Preparation. Offered Fall

VOICELIT 592: Interpretation of Songs (3 credits)
Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

Reminder: please visit the University Registrar’s Office Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date information on course offerings!

WELLNESS 200/500: Wellness for the Performing Artist (1 credit)
This class introduces students to wellness topics such as performance anxiety, stress management, vocal health, Yoga, Feldenkrais, and Laban Movement Analysis, with the aim exploring the intersection of physical movement, mental health and performance. Active participation through movement and in-class performance are required. Instructor permission required; offered Winter

WELLNESS 220/520: Alexander Technique Intro (1 credit)
An Introduction to the Alexander Technique: How to Sit, Stand and Move with Flexibility and Strength — The goal in this class is to restore and ease and enjoyment of performing by examining habits of tension that can interfere with fluid movement and expanded creativity. Through Alexander Technique students learn to restore alignment and coordination. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter

WELLNESS 412/512: Yoga for Performers (1 credit)
Balancing body, mind, and spirit for optimal performance. Breath-based focus on exercises to increase flexibility, balance, mindfulness, and release of entanglements. Instructor permission required; offered Fall, Winter