Music
Spring 2018

MUS 152 Theory II: Harmony
Continues study of perceiving and writing music through exercises in diatonic harmony and voice leading expanded to include seventh chords, secondary harmony and modulation in the context of historical examples; includes sight-singing and ear-training. Keyboard Harmony/Secondary Piano laboratory required. Prerequisite: MUS 151 or consent.

MUS 154 Keyboard Harmony II
A continuation of MUS 153 Keyboard Harmony I. Emphasis on harmonization, transposition, modulation, improvisation, music dictation, and figured bass leading to four-part writing. Augmented and diminished triads, as well as major and minor seventh chords, also introduced. Other skills, such as reading tenor and alto clefs and score reading, taught in the latter part of the course. Students must take this course concurrently with MUS 152. Prerequisite: MUS 153.

MUS 154 Keyboard Harmony II
A continuation of MUS 153 Keyboard Harmony I. Emphasis on harmonization, transposition, modulation, improvisation, music dictation, and figured bass leading to four-part writing. Augmented and diminished triads, as well as major and minor seventh chords, also introduced. Other skills, such as reading tenor and alto clefs and score reading, taught in the latter part of the course. Students must take this course concurrently with MUS 152. Prerequisite: MUS 153.

MUS 160 History of Jazz
Examines American popular musical styles from 1930 to present--from musical components to musicians. Touches upon the cultural, social, and historical milieu. Materials Fee.

MUS 220 The Marriage of Music and Poetry
Compares music (“language” of sound) and poetry (“music” of language) as expression:form, structure, syntax, articulation, and influences. Ponders how the combination of music and poetry often results in a more expressive and fused art form.

MUS 224 Singing Diction - German & French
Reinforces the lyric diction skills in German and French based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) system. Students will study diction technique and will demonstrate accurate and stylistic pronunciation in and out of the context of a song or aria.

MUS 227 Song Writing I
Examines the tools and methods of the songwriter, and inspires and encourages the creation of original compositions.  Through the study of lyric structure, rhyme schemes, harmonic structure, song forms and song styles, the participants will become proficient in both the analytical and the artistic aspects of producing original works.

MUS 252 Theory IV: Intro to Analysis
Extends the harmonic vocabulary to embrace the full complement of chromatic harmonic functions.  Investigates the extension and gradual breakdown of the major-minor system and the emergence of Twentieth Century compositional techniques. Prerequisite: MUS 251 or consent.

MUS 301 Recording Practicum
A versatile singer is a working singer.  Students will get real life recording experience in the studio testing their versatility and musicianship. Prerequisite: Junior status or consent.

MUS 305N Topic: Jazz Vision
A look at 20 jazz artists and 20 historical events that altered and transformed Jazz music from the 1950s to the present. From the Giant Steps taken by John Coltrane in the 1950s to the fusion of Jazz with Funk, Rock and Hip Hop of the 70s and 80s to the merging of eclectic and world sounds of the 90s to the present, this class covers the incredible rich tapestry of artists and events that are still shaping the vision and direction of music in the 21st century.

MUS 305P Topic: Mastering the Orchestral Audition
This course is designed for all instrumental and conducting students interested in professional level symphonic audition repertoire. We will investigate what different orchestras have on their audition lists and work on the repertoire in depth including tempo, style, musicality, technique and practice strategies.  Students will prepare and perform mock auditions.

MUS 305R Topic: Choral Music for Today
We will look at what has made different choral composers and arrangers successful over the years.  How can your writing be competitive in today’s market?  We will look at different writing techniques, how to submit music to be published, how to get recordings of your music and other helpful tools to get your choral music in people’s hands.  This will all be done with plenty of writing and arranging of your own choral/vocal music.

MUS 320 Writing About Music
Discusses how to describe subjective experience in simple, declarative prose. Students review off-campus and out-of-class concerts and recitals while developing sources for bibliography. Prerequisite:  ENG 140, sophomore standing.

MUS 340 Methods: Percussion
Study, discussion, and analysis of methods and techniques of all instruments in the brass family; development of experimental studies for each instrument separately and together; development of playing and teaching skills. Music major/minor.

MUS 355 Practicum: Music Composition
Emphasizes the development of a solid compositional craft to be attained through writing projects for a variety of media. Recent musical trends and literature will be discussed and each semester will culminate in a recital of student works. May be repeated. Prerequisite: MUS 152.

MUS 360 Music in the Global Environment
Introduces the variety of native music and instruments throughout the world, as well as  the effect of globalization on native culture, and native cultures on music throughout the world.

MUS 362 Music History II
Spans classic era through early 20th century (1750 - 1940). Prerequisite: MUS 361 or consent.

MUS 391 Practicum: Conducting
Continues instruction for conducting students at an advanced level to further develop their knowledge of repertoire, performance practices, aural discrimination and conducting technique. Prerequisite: MUS 290 or consent.

MUS 395 Pedagogy for the Singing Voice
Details anatomy and operation of laryngeal and respiratory apparatus as applied to the singing voice. Examines standard voice nomenclature, fundamental acoustics, current singing science, care and hygiene for the voice, teaching methods and current literature in vocal research. Prerequisite: At least three (3) years of applied voice study or consent.

MUS 396 Opera Production
Teaches students how to prepare a lyric stage role through musical and character development, which culminates in a performance with orchestra, sets, costumes, and other production elements. By audition only.

MUS 455 Paris, Moscow, Vienna: 1890-1915
Investigates various structural p;rinciples at work in music by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Stravinsky; Fauré, Debussy, and Ravel; and Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg, and Berg. Prerequisite: MUS 252

MUS 495 Senior Project
This course is designed to tie together students' academic career at Rollins. Individual focus area may include a recital performance, student teaching, or a research project directed by the appropriate Music faculty member. Prerequisite: senior standing.