Generally, students are awarded one credit for each hour of class time.
Exceptions are made for studio, ensemble, and a small number of classes.
For complete information as to courses offered in the current year, students
should consult the schedule of course offerings available each semester in the
Registrar’s Office. Courses numbered 100 through 499 are undergraduate
level; courses numbered 500 through 999 are graduate level. Course numbers
preceded by a “»” are typically offered each academic year. Course numbers
followed by a “T” are taught to mixed classes of undergraduates and graduates.
Undergraduate students may register for graduate-level courses with the
instructor’s permission. Courses followed by a “*” are repeatable for credit.
Courses followed by a “**” are repeatable for credit if the topic has changed
(permission from Academic Advisor required).

ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING


»ORCH 503 – Score Reading

Develops score-reading facility at the piano. Practice of eye-and-hand coordination, clefs, transposition, rhythm. Material from Morris and Ferguson’s Preparatory Exercises in Score Reading and vocal and chamber music scores. Keyboard experience required. Instructor’s permission required for non-conducting majors.
(2 credits) Faculty  

»ORCH 504 – Score Reading
Continuation of ORCH 503. Prerequisite: ORCH 503. (2 credits) Faculty  

»ORCH 506T – Advanced Solfège
Expands sight-singing skills to include a broad range of musical styles and applications to contemporary literature. Topics include further investigation of reading skills with respect to note patterns, transpositions, interval studies, complex rhythms, complex tonal systems, and score reading from an advanced perspective. (2 credits) Buys  

»ORCH 567 – Advanced Orchestral Conducting
Orchestral conducting technique, repertoire, preparation, score reading and analysis. Includes rehearsals and performances with the Advanced Orchestral Conducting Lab Orchestra. Only open to graduate degree candidates in orchestral conducting. (2 credits) Wolff  

»ORCH 568 – Advanced Orchestral Conducting
Continuation of ORCH 567. Prerequisite: ORCH 567. (2 credits) Wolff  

»ORCH 667 – Advanced Orchestral Conducting
Continuation of ORCH 568. Prerequisite: ORCH 568. (2 credits) Wolff  

»ORCH 668 – Advanced Orchestral Conducting
Continuation of ORCH 667. Prerequisite: ORCH 667. (2 credits) Wolff 

 

CHORAL CONDUCTING

»CHOR 437T – Choral Conducting 
Builds a clear basic conducting technique from which the student can go on to develop a personal conducting style. Topics covered include baton technique, cueing, fermata, use of left hand, dynamic changes and articulation. (2 credits) Washburn  

»CHOR 438T – Choral Conducting 
Continuation of CHOR 437T. Develops the ability to listen to, diagnose and improve choral singing in rehearsal and performance settings. Core skills covered include basic lyric diction, intonation, phrasing, repertoire planning, score study and rehearsal planning. Prerequisite: CHOR 437T. (2 credits) Washburn  

CHOR 457T – Sacred Choral Literature 
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the expansive repertoire of sacred choral music, spanning from 1550 to the mid-20th century. Specific composers of interest will include, but are not limited to, Luther, Tallis, Byrd, Palestrina, Gabrieli, Schütz, Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt, Mendelssohn, and Howells. Students will be expected to complete weekly assigned research, reading and listening assignments, as well as prepare a short presentation for each class meeting. Grading will be based on daily attendance, class presentations and participation in class discussion, a midterm examination and final examination. Instructor’s permission required for majors other than choral conducting.
(2 credits) Washburn  

CHOR 458T – Secular Choral Literature 
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the expansive repertoire of secular choral music, spanning from 1450 to the 21st century. Specific composers of interest will include, but are not limited to, Arcadelt, de Rore, Gabrieli, Sermisy, Jannequin, Morley, Gibbons, Handel, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Wolf, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Barber, Hanson and Ligeti. Students will be expected to complete weekly assigned research, reading and listening assignments, as well as prepare a short presentation for each class meeting. Grading will be based on daily attendance, class presentations, participation in class discussions, a midterm examination and a final examination. Instructor’s permission required for majors other than choral conducting. (2 credits) Washburn  

»CHOR 503 – Score Reading 
Develops score-reading facility at the piano. Practice of eye-and-hand coordination, clefs, transposition, rhythm. Material includes Morris and Ferguson’s Preparatory Exercises in Score Reading, as well as vocal and chamber music scores. Some keyboard experience required. Instructor’s permission required for non-conducting majors. (2 credits)  

»CHOR 504 – Score Reading 
Continuation of CHOR 503. Prerequisite: CHOR 503. (2 credits)  

»CHOR 506T – Advanced Solfège 
Expands sight-singing skills to include a broad range of musical styles and applications to contemporary literature. Topics include further investigation of reading skills with respect to note patterns, transpositions, interval studies, complex rhythms, complex tonal systems, and score reading from an advanced perspective. (2 credits) Buys  

»CHOR 537T – Choral Conducting 
Graduate offering of CHOR 437T. (2 credits) Washburn  

»CHOR 538T – Choral Conducting 
Continuation of CHOR 537T. Prerequisite: CHOR 537T. (2 credits) Washburn  

CHOR 557T – Sacred Choral Literature 
Graduate offering of CHOR 457T. Instructor’s permission required for majors other than choral conducting.
(2 credits) Washburn  

CHOR 558T – Secular Choral Literature 
Graduate offering of CHOR 458T. Instructor’s permission required for majors other than choral conducting.
(2 credits) Washburn  

»CHOR 567 – Advanced Choral Conducting
In a rehearsal/seminar setting, students conduct varied choral repertoire from the 16th to the 21st century with particular attention to stylistic considerations as well as the development of a clear and expressive conducting technique. Instructor’s permission required for non-majors. (2 credits) Washburn  

»CHOR 568 – Advanced Choral Conducting 
Continuation of CHOR 567. Prerequisite: CHOR 567. (2 credits) Washburn  

CHOR 667 – Advanced Choral Conducting 
Continuation of CHOR 568. Prerequisite: CHOR 568. (2 credits) Washburn  

CHOR 668 – Advanced Choral Conducting
Continuation of CHOR 667. Prerequisite: CHOR 667. (2 credits) Washburn  

 

WIND ENSEMBLE CONDUCTING

WNDEN 401T – Woodwind and Brass: Development and Literature I
Survey of woodwind, brass, and percussion ensemble repertoire from the 15th through the 19th century. Examines the development of wind music both in the orchestra and as an independent genre. Evolution of both the music and the instruments will be addressed. (2 credits) Peltz  

WNDEN 407T – Woodwind and Brass: Development and Literature II
Survey of woodwind, brass, and percussion ensemble repertoire of the 20th century. A central approach will be to examine how wind, brass and percussion instruments were essential to the development of 20th century musical style. (2 credits) Peltz  

»WNDEN 437T – Instrumental Conducting
Development of conducting technique, transposition, score reading, performance practices, rehearsal techniques, and score preparation skills. Applied conducting of 18th- through 20th-century literature with performance ensemble. (2 credits) W. Drury  

»WNDEN 438T – Instrumental Conducting
Continuation of WNDEN 437T. Prerequisite: WNDEN 437T. (2 credits) W. Drury  

WNDEN 501T – Woodwinds and Brass: Development and Literature I
Graduate offering of WNDEN 401T. (2 credits) Peltz  

»WNDEN 503 – Score Reading
Develops score-reading facility at the piano. Practice of eye-and-hand coordination, clefs, transposition, rhythm. Material from Morris and Ferguson’s Preparatory Exercises in Score Reading, and vocal and chamber music scores. Some keyboard experience required. Instructor’s permission required for non-conducting majors. (2 credits) Faculty  

»WNDEN 504 – Score Reading
Continuation of WNDEN 503. Prerequisite: WNDEN 503. (2 credits) Faculty  

»WNDEN 506T – Advanced Solfège
Expands sight-singing skills to include a broad range of musical styles and applications to contemporary literature. Topics include further investigation of reading skills with respect to note patterns, transpositions, interval studies, complex rhythms, complex tonal systems, and score reading from an advanced perspective. (2 credits) Buys  

WNDEN 507T – Woodwinds and Brass: Development and Literature II
Graduate offering of WNDEN 407T. Continuation of WNDEN 501T. Prerequisite: WNDEN 501T.
(2 credits) Peltz  

»WNDEN 537T – Instrumental Conducting
Graduate offering of WNDEN 437T. (2 credits) W. Drury  

»WNDEN 538T – Instrumental Conducting
Continuation of WNDEN 537T. Prerequisite: WNDEN 537T. (2 credits) W. Drury  

WNDEN 551 – Development and Literature of Orchestra
To trace the development of the orchestra from its earliest beginnings as a renaissance band, through its evolution in baroque opera, to classical court duties, to middle class iconic institution and finally to its monolithic, but precarious, standing today. Various focuses will be on literature development, evolution of instrument technology; with an added reflection on how various eras embraced and nurtured the orchestra to reflect their cultural priorities. (2 credits) Peltz  

»WNDEN 567 – Advanced Wind Ensemble
Conducting Score study, analysis, and development of technique as a tool for expression and communication; development of rehearsal technique, and interpretive and listening skills. Score study includes 18th- through 20th-century repertoire. Instructor’s permission required. (2 credits) Peltz  

»WNDEN 568 – Advanced Wind Ensemble Conducting
Continuation of WNDEN 567. Prerequisite: WNDEN 567. (2 credits) Peltz  

»WNDEN 667 – Advanced Wind Ensemble Conducting
Advanced conducting technique and score analysis. Continuation of WNDEN 568. Prerequisite: WNDEN 568. (2 credits) Peltz  

»WNDEN 668 – Advanced Wind Ensemble Conducting
Continuation of WNDEN 667. Prerequisite: WNDEN 667. (2 credits) Peltz 

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