Courses

MUS 100. Music Fundamentals (3)

An introduction to the study of music theory. The course will include learning to read treble, alto, tenor and bass clefs; notation of pitches and rhythms on staff systems; reading and writing intervals, triads and scale systems, in addition to melodic and rhythmic structures. Basic solfege and rhythm reading also will be addressed.

MUS 101. Your Career in Music: College and Beyond (2)

Intended to assist Music Majors in 1) planning for and achieving success in the major; and 2) making appropriate music-based career choices. Career exploration features guest speakers from various aspects of the profession.

MUS 105. Understanding Music (3)

History of Western music traditions, examining musical style and structure, relationships with other art forms and aspects of their roles in Western culture. Lecture, listening, discussion and outside concert attendance. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)

MUS 106HH. Hip Hop Music (3)

A survey of Hip Hop music, with an emphasis on its musical elements and influences. Students will acquire the appropriate vocabulary necessary to analyze Hip Hop music and trace its development as a form of human expression and its relationship with the media. Lecture, listening and discussion. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)

MUS 107. Music Today (3)

Survey of music in our society, including selected material from rock, jazz, pop, folk, traditional, show, film and art styles, as well as the impact of technology on today’s musical life. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)

MUS 108. Music in Film (3)

Exploration of the role of music in films as it stimulates the emotional response to the visual aspects of the art form; examination of the historical evolution of film scoring; and examination of the role of the composer in joining sonic art with visual art. Film clips, both historical and contemporary, illustrate the principles developed. …

MUS 110A, B. Keyboard Musicianship I and II (1-1, 1-1)

Prerequisite: Music Majors and Musical Theatre Minors only. I: Introduction of fundamental keyboard skills and piano playing, sight reading, transposition, literature, improvisation and analysis emphasizing five-finger techniques. II: Expansion of content to include scales, keyboard harmony and harmonization, use of pedals, playing by ear, and transposition emphasizing octave playing. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 111/L. Musicianship I and Lab (1/1)

Development of basic skills in music making, including ear training, sightsinging, conducting exercises and fundamental terminology. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 112/L. Musicianship II and Lab (1/1)

Preparatory: MUS 111/L. Corequisite: MUS 112L. Development of basic skills in music making, including ear training, sight singing, conducting exercises, melodic and rhythmic dictation, and fundamental terminology. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 120/L. Arts Immersion: Music and Lab (1/1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the ITEP-Freshman Option Program. Introduction to the study of music based on the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools. Concepts of music are explored through materials and skills appropriate for use in elementary classrooms. Music fundamentals are applied through the development of skills in singing and playing …

MUS 130. Guitar Sight Reading (1-1)

Prequisite or Corequisite: MUS 111/L. Drills to train eyes, ears, and hands. Study of staff notation and musical symbols through ensemble performance of simple 1-, 2- and 3-part pieces. Development of a harmonic vocabulary through open position chords and their transposition.

MUS 131A-B. First-year Piano (1-1)

Prerequisite: Not open to Music Majors; For students with no piano experience. 131B continues the development of keyboard skills and may be taken by students who already read music on the elementary level. For development of piano appreciation and skill. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 132A-B. for Keyboard Majors (Substitutes for MUS 110A-B) A

Development of sight-reading proficiency at the keyboard with a variety of repertoire and styles. Emphasis on developing familiarity with keyboard topography, understanding kinesthetic response and fostering supportive habits. Material to include solo and ensemble repertoire from elementary through advanced levels, geared to the individual student. 2 hours lab per week. Instruction in skills needed by …

MUS 133A-B. Beginning Guitar (1-1)

Preparatory for 133B:133A. Beginning techniques and repertoire in classical guitar. Intended for non-majors. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 134. Stringed Instruments (1)

Class instruction in violin, viola, cello and string bass. A familiarization with the bowed string instruments and beginner’s presentation methods. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 135. Woodwind Instruments (1)

Class instruction in woodwind instruments. Correct embouchure, tone production and execution. Knowledge of basic playing techniques and fingerings on all woodwind instruments. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 136. Brass Instruments (1)

Class instruction in brass instruments. Correct embouchure, tone production and execution. Knowledge of basic playing techniques and fingerings on all brass instruments. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 137. Percussion Instruments (1)

Class instruction in snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, timpani, mallet instruments and accessories, with particular emphasis on teaching techniques and equipment selection. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 140A-159B. Individual Lessons (1-1, 2-2)

A numbers are for B.A. Degree students; B numbers for B.M. Degree students. Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate major performance ensemble is required. To be taken with department-approved instructors only. Not open to non-majors. 140 Flute A: (1-1), B: (2-2); 141 Oboe A: (1-1), B: (2-2); 142 Bassoon A: (1-1), B: (2-2); 143 Clarinet A: …

MUS 168. Steel Drum Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Learning the playing techniques and performance practices of the steel drum ensemble through application to performance of repertoire appropriate for this group. For majors and non-majors. 2 hours weekly.

MUS 170. University Chorus (1-1-1-1)

Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through the performance of choral literature. For majors and non-majors. 3 hours per week.

MUS 172. Northridge Singers (2-2-2-2)

Prerequisite: Audition. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through the performance of choral literature. Designed for voice majors and students with advanced vocal experience. 4 hours per week.

MUS 173. Master Chorale (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through the performance of literature for chamber choir. For students with advanced vocal experience. 3 hours per week.

MUS 177. Women’s Chorale (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through the performance of choral literature for women’s voices. 3 hours per week.

MUS 178. African Music Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Performing ensemble focusing on selected traditional African music cultures. Students learn performance practices and playing techniques and apply them to performance of repertoire appropriate for this group. Open to majors and non-majors. 3 hours per week.

MUS 179A. Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Study and performance of musical literature written for winds and percussion, with stylistic and historical emphasis. 3 hours per week.

MUS 179B. Symphonic Wind Ensemble (2-2-2-2)

Preparatory: Audition. Study and performance of musical literature written for winds and percussion, with stylistic and historical emphasis. 4 hours weekly. Minimum of 2 hours per week rehearsal outside of class is required.

MUS 181A. Jazz Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Rehearsal and performance of literature written for large jazz ensemble. 3 hours per week.

MUS 181B. Jazz Ensemble (2-2-2-2)

Preparatory: Audition. Rehearsal and performance of literature written for large jazz ensemble. 4 hours per week. Minimum of 2 hours per week rehearsal outside of class is required.

MUS 182. Symphonic Orchestra (2-2-2-2)

Preparatory: Audition. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques as they relate to the performance of representative orchestral literature. 4 hours per week.

MUS 187. Percussion Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Rehearsal and performance of standard percussion ensemble literature, including quartets, quintets, sextets and large ensembles.

MUS 189. Jazz Combo (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Small jazz groups of 3 to 7 players performing repertoire commonly associated with the jazz idiom. Emphasis on improvisational skills.

MUS 191/L. Fundamentals of Music Technology and Lab (2/1)

Preparatory: MUS 111/L or equivalent. Corequisite: MUS 191L. Introduction to uses, concepts, techniques and terminology of computing through music applications. Experience with current hardware and software for music notation, sequencing, synthesis and music performance and practice. Consideration of ethical, aesthetic, economic and social problems in technology applications. (Available for Music majors as General Education, Lifelong …

MUS 201. Style/Literature of Western Music I (3)

Preparatory: MUS 112/L. Survey of Western art music from pre-Renaissance to 1800, emphasizing styles and trends within each historical era.

MUS 202. Style/Literature of Western Music II (3)

Preparatory: MUS 112/L. Survey of Western art music from 1800 to the present, plus 20th-century U.S. vernacular developments. (Available for Music majors as General Education, Arts and Humanities.)

MUS 210A-B. Keyboard Musicianship III and IV (1-1)

Preparatory to A: MUS 110B. Preparatory to B: MUS 210A. 3rd and 4th semester group piano instruction. Continued development of skills introduced in MUS 110B. Special emphasis on performance and interpretation of piano compositions in various styles. Basic skill development in choral and instrumental score reading, sight-reading accompaniments and developing improvisations in 2- and 3-part …

MUS 210AB/J. Keyboard Musicianship III and IV (1,1)

Preparatory for MUS 210A/J: 110B. Preparatory for MUS 210B/J: 210 A/J. Continuation of keyboard musicianship development using melodic, rhythmic and harmonic materials characteristic of the jazz idiom. For Jazz Studies Majors

MUS 211/L. Musicianship III and Lab (1/1)

Corequisite: MUS 213. Preparatory: MUS 112/L. Development of basic skills in music making, including ear training; sight singing; melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation; conducting exercises; and fundamental terminology. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 212/L. Musicianship IV and Lab (1/1)

Corequisite: MUS 214. Preparatory: MUS 211/L. Development of basic skills in music making, including ear training; sight singing; melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation; conducting exercises; and fundamental terminology. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 213. Harmony I (3)

Corequisite: MUS 211/L. Preparatory: MUS 112/L. Diatonic harmony, non-chord tones, and voice leading. Melodic invention, harmonization, simple accompaniments and elements of form.

MUS 214. Harmony II (3)

Corequisite: MUS 212/L. Preparatory: MUS 213. Chromatic harmony, modulation, keyboard and instrumental styles.

MUS 214J. Harmony II: Jazz. (3)

Harmonic concepts as applied in the jazz/pop/rock idioms, including chord alterations, chord extensions, polychords, quartal chords, chord substitutions and modulations. For students in Jazz Studies Option.

MUS 219A-B. Jazz Improvisation I and II (1-1)

I. Corequisites: MUS 211/L, 213. Preparatory: MUS 112/L. Fundamentals of improvisation for vocalists and instrumentalists. Includes introduction to nomenclature, basic chord progressions and application of scale and chord devices. 2 hours lab per week. II. Corequisite: MUS 214J. Preparatory: MUS 219A. Theory and performance of blues forms and jazz modes. Beginning exploration of various solo …

MUS 221. Song Writing (2)

Preparatory: MUS 211/L, 213. Analysis of representative hit song literature for principles of structure and content. Development of application skills through assignments.

MUS 227. Japanese Taiko Drumming Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

A performing ensemble that focuses on Japanese and Japanese-American drumming. Students will learn performance practices and playing techniques, and apply them to performance of repertoire appropriate for this group. Open to majors and non-majors. 3 hours per week.

MUS 231A-B. Second Year Piano (1-1)

Prerequisite: Not open to Music Majors for credit. Preparatory: MUS 131B or 2 years of piano. Continuation of skills learned in 131B

MUS 232B. for Keyboard Majors Alternative Keyboards (1)

Preparatory: MUS 191/L. Development of skills applicable to the digital piano, synthesizer, organ and harpsichord. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 232C. Advanced Keyboard Skills (1)

Prerequisite: MUS 132B. The emphasis in this course is on advanced skills needed by keyboard majors for accompanying and sightreading, including score reading, improvisation, harmonization, figured bass, and transposition. Two hours lab per week.

MUS 233. Keyboard Applications for Music Education (1)

Development of keyboard skills applicable to classroom and rehearsal venues in public schools, including song harmonization, working from lead sheets and from instrumental and choral scores, and constructing accompaniments with MIDI technology. Simulation of on-site application procedures.

MUS 235ABCD. Contemporary Keyboard Styles (1,1,1,1)

Preparatory: MUS 110B or MUS 131B or MUS 150A or MUS 150B. Study of idiomatic keyboard performance practices in various contemporary music styles. Course accomodates intermmediate through advanced piano skill levels. The following sections are offered in various semesters: A) Latin; B) Jazz/Rock/Pop; C) Afro-Cuban; D) Gospel and other sacred popular styles.

MUS 237A,B. Drumset Class, Latin Percussion (1)

Preparatory for A: Sophomore level in percussion study. Development of performance skills on drumset, including study of jazz, rock and selected Latin styles. Sight-reading instruction and the development of solo techniques. For Percussion Majors. Preparatory for B: Sophomore level in percussion study. Instruction on basic Latin rhythm instruments, including bongos, congas, shakers and other accessory …

MUS 238A-B. Elements of Vocal Technique (1-1)

Group work in the fundamental techniques of singing. Problems of tone production, breath control, diction, repertoire and interpretation. Open to all students. 2 hours lab per week. Music Education Majors must take MUS 338A.

MUS 240A-259B. Individual Lessons (1-1, 2-2)

Preparatory: Successful completion of 100-level lessons and/or repertoire standards established by the Music Department. With Department-approved instructors only. A numbers are for B.A. Degree students, B numbers for B.M. Degree students. Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate major performance ensemble is required. 240 Flute A: (1-1), B: (2-2); 241 Oboe A: (1-1), B: (2-2); 242 Bassoon …

MUS 266. Foundations and Field Observation in Music Education (2)

Examination of the philosophical, historical and traditional foundations of school music programs in the U.S. Also, guided observation in school music classes at elementary-, junior high/middle school- and high-school levels 2 hours weekly. For students entering or considering music teaching as a career.

MUS 276. Keyboard Accompanying Practicum (1-1-1-1)

Experience in accompanying individuals or groups in studio and rehearsal settings, plus in subsequent performance. Time commitment comparable to ensemble participation.

MUS 287. Chamber Music Techniques (1-1-1-1)

Detailed study of chamber music repertoire; performance and rehearsal techniques.

MUS 291. Alexander Technique (1)

Identification and analysis of habitual movement patterns that cause excessive muscle tension and strain during music practice and performance. Understanding and application of basic principles of neuromuscular re-education developed by F.M. Alexander. Intended for Performance Majors.

MUS 292. Music Therapy Orientation (2)

Introduction to the field of music therapy and overview of its applications in various clinical settings.

MUS 293/L. Field Experience in Music Industry and Lab (1/1)

Preparatory: MUS 112/L. Overview of the music industry through on-site observation and interviews of working industry professionals. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.

MUS 296A-Z. Experimental Topics in Music (1-3)

Selected topics in music, with content to be determined.

MUS 302. Jazz History (2)

Preparatory: MUS 112/L. Study of the history and stylistic development of the jazz idiom in American music. For Jazz Studies and Music Industry Studies Majors.

MUS 303. History of Rock and Pop Music (2)

Preparatory: MUS 112/L. Study of the history and stylistic development of popular and rock musical styles. For Music Industry Studies Majors.

MUS 303A. History of Popular Music in America I (3)

Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Survey of popular music in America from minstrelsy beginning in the mid-1800s to the post-World War II era ending just before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, emphasizing the repertoire, stylistic development, and cultural relevancy of each musical genre, as well as the role of the music industry and technology in …

MUS 303B. History of Popular Music in America II (3)

Preparatory: MUS 303A, Upper Division standing. Survey of popular music in America from the birth of rock ‘n’ roll to present day popular music, emphasizing the repertoire, stylistic development, and cultural relevancy of each musical genre, as well as the role of the music industry and technology in popular music production, promotion, and distribution.

MUS 304. Music and Child (1)

Prerequisite: Limited to students in the ITEP-Freshman Option Program. Preparatory: MUS 120. Course provides students opportunity to revisit music and apply their knowledge of this area to working with children. Experiences will include planning, teaching and assessing music lessons in field-based settings. Students will engage in critical analysis and reflection to discover ways to guide …

MUS 306. Introduction to Jazz (3)

Preparatory: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Survey of the development of Jazz, with emphasis on the influence of historical and socioeconomic factors. Includes stylistic analysis of Jazz and its musical elements in order to develop musical awareness. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)

MUS 307. Music from A Global Perspective (3)

Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Survey of music as a global phenomenon. Study of the rich musical contributions indigenous to or having origin in diverse traditions, such as those found in African, Middle Eastern, Pacific Rim and Latin American cultures. Development of a multicultural perspective that examines: 1) its structure and performance practices; and 2) its …

MUS 309. Traditional Music of the U.S. (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. In-depth study of musical traditions identified with representative ethnic groups in the U.S. Course examines musical structure and performance practices, as well as functions and implications of the music within the cultures involved. Regular written assignments required. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.) (IC)

MUS 310. Understanding World Cultures Through Music (3)

Preparatory: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. In-depth study of several representative non-Western music cultures. Course examines musical structure and performance practices, as well as functions and implications of the music within the cultures involved. Regular written assignments required. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.) (IC)

MUS 311/L. Musicianship V and Lab (1/1)

Preparatory: MUS 212/L. Development of basic skills in music making, including ear training; sight singing; melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation; conducting exercises; and fundamental terminology. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 311J/L. Musicianship V: Jazz and Lab (1/1)

Preparatory: MUS 212/L. Development of basic skills in jazz music making, including ear training, sight singing; melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation; conducting exercises; and fundamental terminology. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 312/L. Musicianship VI and Lab (1/1)

Corequisite: MUS 312L. Preparatory: MUS 311/L. Development of basic skills in music making, including ear training; sight singing; melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation; conducting exercises; and fundamental terminology. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 312J/L. Musicianship VI: Jazz and Lab (1/1)

Preparatory: MUS 311J/L. Development of basic skills in jazz music making, including ear training; sight singing, melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation; conducting exercises; and fundamental terminology. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 314. Tonal Counterpoint (3)

Preparatory: MUS 214. Composition and analysis of contrapuntal forms in the 18th century style of J.S. Bach, including 2- and 3-voice melodic combinations.

MUS 315. Orchestration I (2)

Preparatory: MUS 214. Theory, practice, terminology and notation of writing and arranging for instruments, from chamber ensembles to small orchestra.

MUS 316. Musical Analysis (3)

Preparatory: MUS 214. Analytic techniques for the study of balance in the organization of musical material.

MUS 317A. Jazz Arranging I (2)

Preparatory: MUS 214J. Melody construction, harmonizing a given melodic line, writing for rhythm section, instrumentation, 2- and 3-part writing techniques and basic formal structures.

MUS 317B. Jazz Arranging II (3)

Preparatory: MUS 317A. 4-and 5-part writing, advanced forms and structures, advanced orchestration techniques and study of 5 “classic” arrangements.

MUS 318. Vocal Arranging for Media (2)

Preparatory MUS 221. Principles of arranging soloists, small vocal ensembles and large choral groups for use in musical theatre, TV advertising and cinematic underscore.

MUS 319A/L. Jazz Improvisation III and Lab (1)

Preparatory: MUS 219B. Theory and performance of jazz styles from 1920 to 1960. Special emphasis on musicianship, styles, concepts and literature. 2 hours lab.

MUS 319B/L. Jazz Improvisation IV and Lab (1)

Preparatory: MUS 319A. Theory and performance of jazz styles from 1960 to the present. Focus on performance practices of various styles. 2 hours lab.

MUS 321. Beginning Composition (2)

Corequisite: MUS 311/L. Preparatory: MUS 214. Beginning exercises in basic techniques of composition, with an emphasis on imitating the styles of the great composers of art music in the 20th century.

MUS 322. Beginning Composition for Media (2)

Preparatory: MUS 321. Principles of writing for films and television. Studies in the styles of major film and TV composers.

MUS 327. Japanese Taiko Drumming Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

A performing ensemble that focuses on Japanese and Japanese-American drumming. Students will learn performance practices and playing techniques ,and apply them to performance of repertoire appropriate for this group. Open to majors and non-majors. 3 hours per week.

MUS 332. Piano Repertoire (1)

Performance and study of piano literature from early Baroque through the Classical period. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 334. Stringed Instruments (1)

Class instruction in violin, viola, cello and string bass. Familiarization with the bowed string instruments and beginner’s presentation methods. Required for Music Education Option; others admitted if space permits. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 335. Woodwind Instruments (1)

Class instruction in woodwind instruments. Correct embouchure, tone production and execution. Knowledge of basic playing techniques and fingerings on all woodwind instruments. Required for Music Education Option; others admitted if space permits. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 336. Brass Instruments (1)

Class instruction in brass instruments. Correct embouchure, tone production and execution. Knowledge of basic playing techniques and fingerings on all brass instruments. Required for Music Education Option; others admitted if space permits. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 337. Percussion Instruments (1)

Class instruction in snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, timpani, mallet instruments and accessories, with particular emphasis on teaching techniques and equipment selection. Required for Music Education Option; others admitted if space permits. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 338A. Elements of Vocal Technique (1-1)

Group work in the fundamental techniques of singing. Problems of tone production, breath control, diction, repertoire and interpretation. Open to all students. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 339ABD. Diction for Singers (1,1,1)

Preparatory: MUS 339A is prerequisite to 339B/D. Systematic study of diction as it pertains to the sung traditions of English, Italian, German and French. Emphasis is placed on the development of a process for mastering the textual line, which includes the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Practical application through the performance of the selected …

MUS 340-359AB. Individual Lessons (1-1, 2-2)

Preparatory: Successful completion of 200-level individual lessons and/or repertoire standards established by the Music Department. A numbers are for B.A. Degree students, B numbers for B.M. Degree students. To be taken with Department-approved instructors only. Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate major performance ensemble required. 340 Flute A: (1-1), B: (2-2); 341 Oboe A: (1-1), B: …

MUS 360/L. Functional Music Skills for Therapy and Lab (2/1)

Utilization of music in program development at community cultural centers, recreation centers and senior citizen centers. Includes song materials and song-leading activities with such instruments as guitar, autoharp, hand bells and Orff instruments. Emphasis on lifelong learning through musical participation and creativity. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 361/L. Music Literature for Children and Lab (2/1)

Corequisite: MUS 361L. Development of fundamentals and principles for selecting, evaluating and performing music literature for children grades K-6, and the place of music in the child’s education. For Liberal Studies and Child and Adolescent Development Majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 362/L. Music for Early Childhood and Lab (3)

Survey and performance of music literature suitable for children ages 3 through 8. Development of principles for organizing curriculum materials. For Liberal Studies and Child and Adolescent Development Majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 363/L. Choral Conducting and Arranging and Lab (3)

Preparatory: MUS 212/L. Development of conducting techniques for choral ensembles, with supervised practical application. Score study of choral literature appropriate for various levels. Principles of arranging for middle- and high-school level groups, with practical assignments.

MUS 364/L. Instrumental Conducting and Arranging and Lab (3)

Corequisite: MUS 364L. Preparatory: MUS 212/L. Development of basic to advanced conducting skills with instrumental focus. For preparation of the conductor and the public-school music teacher. Topics include baton, rehearsal, score study techniques, error detection and resultant strategies. Also, principles of arranging for middle- and high-school level ensembles, with practical application.

MUS 368. Steel Drum Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Learning the playing techniques and performance practices of the steel drum ensemble and applying them to performance of repertoire appropriate for this group. Open to majors and non-majors. 3 hours per week.

MUS 369. Field Band Techniques (1)

Organization, implementation and administration of marching band programs. Training of the band, percussion section and color guard. 2 hours per week.

MUS 370. University Chorus (1-1-1-1)

Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through the performance of choral literature. For majors and non-majors. 3 hours per week.

MUS 371. Jazz Vocal Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Rehearsal and performance of representative vocal materials preparing the student for performance in the recording and film industries. Special attention to singing techniques unique to this idiom. 3 hours per week.

MUS 372. Northridge Singers (2-2-2-2)

Preparatory: Audition. For voice majors and students with advanced vocal experience. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through the performance of choral literature. 4 hours per week.

MUS 373. Master Chorale (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through performance of literature for chamber choir. 3 per hours week.

MUS 377. Women’s Chorale (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through the performance of choral literature for women’s voices. 3 hours per week.

MUS 378. African Music Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Performing ensemble that focuses on selected traditional African music cultures. Students learn performance practices and playing techniques and apply them to performance of repertoire appropriate for this group. Open to majors and non-majors. 3 hours per week.

MUS 379A. Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Study and performance of musical literature written for winds and percussion, with stylistic and historical emphasis. 3 hours per week.

MUS 379B. Symphonic Wind Ensemble (2-2-2-2)

Preparatory: Audition. Study and performance of musical literature written for winds and percussion, with stylistic and historical emphasis. 4 hours weekly. Minimum of 2 hours per week rehearsal outside of class is required.

MUS 381A. Jazz Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Rehearsal and performance of literature written for large jazz ensemble. 3 hours per week.

MUS 381B. Jazz Ensemble (2-2-2-2)

Preparatory: Audition. Rehearsal and performance of literature written for large jazz ensemble. 4 hours per week. Minimum of 2 hours per week rehearsal outside of class is required.

MUS 382. Symphonic Orchestra (2-2-2-2)

Preparatory: Audition. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through the performance of orchestral literature. 4 hours per week.

MUS 385. Brass Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

For advanced students. Rehearsal and performance of standard brass ensemble literature, including brass choir, sextets, quintets and quartets. 2 hours per week.

MUS 387. Percussion Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Rehearsal and performance of standard percussion ensemble literature, including quartets, quintets, sextets and large ensembles.

MUS 388. Studio Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Lab orchestra for media writing majors and performing ensemble, playing/recording original and arranged commercial music. Student and faculty conductors. Guest conductors from the industry.

MUS 389. Jazz Combo (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: Audition. Small jazz groups of 3 to 7 players performing repertoire commonly associated with the jazz idiom. Emphasis on improvisational skills.

MUS 390MI. Music Therapy Improvisation (2)

An in-depth look at various models of improvisation that are practiced in the music therapy profession. Theoretical concepts will be explored via class demonstrations and exercises.

MUS 391/L. Music Technology II and Lab (2/1)

Prerequisite: MUS 191/L. Corequisite: MUS 391L. An in-depth, hands-on exploration of the current approaches to creating music using computer software and related hardware. Topics include sound, digital audio, MIDI sequencing, audio loops, software instruments, synthesis, sampling, sound design, sound processing, and synchronization to digital video. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.

MUS 392/L. Music in Therapy and Lab (4)

Corequisite: MUS 392L. Preparatory: MUS 292. Basic approaches and techniques of music therapy applied in mental health programs. Study of clinical uses of music in psychiatric settings, mental retardation centers and hospitals for the physically disabled.

MUS 393. Music Industry Studies (3)

Preparatory: Upper Division status in Music. Study of the music industry and all of its facets relating to performing, arranging, composing, producing, managing, publishing, copyrights, performing-rights societies and unions.

MUS 393A. Music Industry Studies I (3)

Preparatory: MUS 293/L, Upper Division standing. The first semester of a two-semester study of the functions, organizational structures, business principles, economics, customs and practices, and terminology associated with each major sector of the music industry (music publishing, recorded music, live music, music products, and music in media).

MUS 393B. Music Industry Studies II (3)

Prerequisite: MUS 393A. The second semester of a two-semester study of the functions, organizational structures, business principles, economics, customs and practices, and terminology associated with each major sector of the music industry (music publishing, recorded music, live music, music products, and music in media).

MUS 396A-Z. Experimental Topics in Music (1-3)

Selected topics in music, with course content to be determined.

MUS 397R/L. Sound Recording and Lab (2/1)

Prerequisite: MUS 191/L. An in-depth study of the theory and practice of sound recording utilizing industry-standard hardware and Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week.

MUS 401. Opera Literature (2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. History of opera from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Discussion of significant historical, political and economic factors, and music analysis using scores and recordings.

MUS 403. Vocal Literature (2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. Survey and stylistic analysis of solo vocal literature from the pre-Classic period to the present. Emphasis on listening and recognition of the literature.

MUS 404. Symphonic Literature (2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. Masterpieces of literature for the symphony orchestra. Classic, romantic and contemporary developments; study of scores and recordings.

MUS 405. Wind Literature (2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. Survey of literature for wind instruments in settings for solo, chamber ensembles and large groups. Emphasis on development and application of criteria for selecting and grading “band” literature for practical use.

MUS 406A-B. Fretboard Literature (2-2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. Survey of pre-guitar and guitar literature including a study of style characteristics within the major historical periods. A) Pre-guitar through Baroque; B) Classical to the present.

MUS 407A. Keyboard Literature I (2)

Prerequisites: MUS 201, MUS 202. This class is designed to study the history and literature for keyboard instruments (early keyboards up to the fortepiano) from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through the Classical era, with an emphasis on evolving styles and forms, such as the simple keyboard forms of the Renaissance  written for the early …

MUS 407B. Keyboard Literature II (2)

Prerequisites: MUS 201, MUS 202. This class is designed to study the history and literature for keyboard instruments (fortepiano and piano) from the Romantic era to the present, with an emphasis on evolving styles and forms, such as the national schools of the 19th century and some defining theoretical trends of the 20th.  The material covered …

MUS 408. Organ Literature (2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. Development of the organ from its beginnings to the present. Survey of the various schools and periods of organ composition through study of selected composers and examples of literature.

MUS 409. Chamber Music Literature (2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. Development of forms and survey of the literature for string trios, quartets, quintets and other small combinations.

MUS 410. Percussion Literature (2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. Study of the use of percussion in the classic orchestra, romantic orchestra and in contemporary settings. Solo literature for percussion instruments.

MUS 411. History of Performance Practices (2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. Study of conditions, methods, techniques, and styles of performance.

MUS 412. Choral Literature (2)

Preparatory: MUS 201, 202. Survey of choral repertoire from Gregorian chant to the present. Acquaintance with the various schools and historical periods of choral composition through study of representative works. Sources for obtaining performance editions.

MUS 415. Orchestration II (3)

Preparatory: MUS 315. Intensive study of the art of orchestration, emphasizing the creative and inventive side. Study of specific problems of scoring for chamber ensembles and symphony orchestra.

MUS 416. Advanced Musical Analysis (2)

Preparatory: MUS 316. Analysis of organization, balance and style in larger works of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

MUS 418. Electronic and Computer Music Composition (2)

Prerequisites: MUS 191/L and 214, or consent of instructor. Recommended Preparatory: MUS 321. The history, theory and practice of electronic and computer music composition and performance. The principles and procedures of composition in various electronic media are explored through compositional exercises, reading, listening and discussion. Special attention is paid to live and interdisciplinary works and …

MUS 419. Music Industry Foundations (3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division status. A detailed study of the structure and practices of the music industry, focusing on music copyright, publishing, licensing and performing rights organizations. Also includes study of music’s interaction with other entertainment industries. Available for graduate credit.

MUS 420A. Composition For Film and TV (3)

Preparatory: MUS 322. Study of the aesthetic considerations and practical techniques involved when composing music for films and TV. Lectures, analysis, field trips to TV and film studios, and practical application.

MUS 420B. Advanced Media Orchestration (3)

Preparatory: MUS 420A. Advanced work in analysis and composition for film and TV. Studies in current styles and techniques.

MUS 421. Advanced Composition (2-2-2)

Preparatory: MUS 321. Advanced studies in art music composition in a seminar/masterclass format. Available for repeat credit.

MUS 422A. Individual Lessons in Composition (1)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to Composition and Media Composition majors only. Consent of Instructor Required. The study of music composition in a course of individual weekly lessons requiring writing music for a variety of instruments, ensembles, and media.

MUS 427. Performance Techniques (1)

Development of techniques for enhancing stage performance by vocalists. Integration of acting and movement skills that increase the flexibility of the physical components of vocal performance. For vocal majors only; may be taken by freshman and sophomores with the permission of the instructor; may be repeated once for credit. Available for graduate credit.

MUS 428. Opera Workshop (1)

Problems of opera production; presentation of typical operatic ensembles and scenes. For vocal majors only; may be taken by freshman and sophomores with the permission of the instructor; may be repeated once for credit. Available for graduate credit.

MUS 432/L. Master Class: Piano and Lab (1/1)

Corequisite: MUS 432L. Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Performance, discussion and study of literature from the Baroque period to the present, with emphasis on the evolving elements of style and problems of interpretation. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 433/L. Master Class: Guitar and Lab (1/1)

Corequisite: MUS 433L. Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Performance of pre-guitar and guitar literature, including a study of style characteristics within the major historical periods. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 434/L. Master Class: Strings and Lab (1/1)

Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Stylistic analysis and interpretation of representative repertoire using student performances and recorded sources. Study of history, techniques, repair and maintenance of the instruments. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 435/L. Master Class: Winds and Lab (1/1)

Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Performance, discussion and study of solo and small ensemble literature for wind instruments, with emphasis on contemporary solutions to stylistic idioms and analyzing problems of interpretation. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 437/L. Master Class: Percussion and Lab (1/1)

Preparatory: Upper Division standing. Performance, discussion and study of percussion literature, past and present, with emphasis on evolving elements of style and on analyzing problems of interpretation. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 439A,B. Individual Conducting Lessons (1, 2)

Preparatory: MUS 364 or 365. On-campus private lessons with approved instructors. Special fee.

MUS 440-459A,B. Individual Lessons (1-1, 2-2)

Preparatory: Completion of 300-level individual study and/or repertoire standards established by the Music Department. A numbers are for B.A. Degree students; B numbers are for B.M. Degree students. Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate major performance ensemble is required. Study must be with Department-approved instructors. 440 Flute A: (1-1), B: (2-2); 441 Oboe A: (1-1), B: …

MUS 461A/L. Elementary Piano Pedagogy and Lab (1/1)

Corequisite: MUS 461AL. Preparatory: Completion of sophomore piano requirements for Music Major. Foundations and principles of piano pedagogy. Emphasis on the development of methodology and standards in piano teaching and the development of practical teaching strategies. Supervised practice piano teaching is provided. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 461B/L. Advanced Piano Pedagogy and Lab (1/1)

Corequisite: MUS 461BL. Preparatory: MUS 461A/L. Presentation and analysis of intermediate and advanced procedures for piano instruction. Supervised practice piano teaching is provided. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 462/L. Guitar Pedagogy and Lab (1/1)

Preparatory: 300-level in individual study. Presentation and analysis of beginning and intermediate procedures for guitar instruction and suggested sequences of learning. Performances of the materials are encouraged, and guided practice in guitar teaching is provided. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 463/L. Music Theory Pedagogy and Lab (1/1)

Corequisite: MUS 463L. Preparatory: MUS 214. Techniques of teaching music theory effectively, including development of skills in lecturing, organizing courses, choosing teaching materials, giving effective assignments, and assessing student progress. One hour lecture, two hours lab.

MUS 464. String Pedagogy (2)

Preparatory: 300-level on principal instrument. Study of issues and techniques relevant to teaching bowed string instruments. Practical application with students included.

MUS 465. Wind Pedagogy (2)

Preparatory: 300-level on principal instrument. Study of the principles, techniques, materials and procedures effective for individual and group wind instrument instruction. Emphasis on the development of philosophy, methodology and applied teaching strategies.

MUS 467. Percussion Pedagogy (2)

Preparatory: 300-level in individual study. Comprehensive study of current literature and techniques in the field of percussion instruction, including snare drum, cymbals, timpani, mallet instruments, drumset and accessory instruments.

MUS 468. Pedagogy of Singing (2)

Preparatory: 300-level in individual study. Study of vocal physiological function and procedures for vocal production in individual and group singing. Survey of suitable materials for beginning instruction. Course includes reading assignments, supervised teaching experiences and on-site studio and choral rehearsal observations.

MUS 473/L. Choral Methods and Practicum and Lab (2/1)

Preparatory: MUS 363/L. Intensive preparation course for teaching choral music in schools (elementary, middle, high school). Includes examination of appropriate literature, and study of pedagogical, organizational and management procedures for the rehearsal classroom. Practicum component: Supervised teaching experience with peers and with on-site groups. 2 hours weekly.

MUS 474/L. Instrumental Methods and Practicum and Lab (2/1)

Preparatory: MUS 364/L. Intensive preparation course for teaching instrumental music in schools (elementary, middle, high school). Includes examination of appropriate literature, and study of pedagogical, organizational and management procedures for the rehearsal classroom. Practicum component: Supervised teaching experience.

MUS 476. Keyboard Accompaniment Practicum (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: 300-level individual study. Experience in accompanying individuals or groups in studio and rehearsal settings, plus in subsequent performance. Time commitment comparable to ensemble participation. Not available for graduate credit.

MUS 477. Music Therapy Practicum (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: MUS 292. Supervised clinical experience in Music Therapy in a variety of settings and client populations.

MUS 478A/L. Piano Pedagogy Resources and Practicum and Lab (1/1)

Prerequisite: MUS 461B/L. Study and analysis of intermediate and advanced piano literature, business procedures, and pedagogical and technological aids for the piano teacher. Application of literature, teaching aids and software in supervised and individual and group teaching situations, in a wide variety of settings and at various levels of advancement. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours …

MUS 478B/L. Directed Teaching in Piano Pedagogy and Lab (1/1)

Prerequisite: MUS 478A/L. Application of literature, teaching aids and software in supervised group teaching situations, in a wide variety of class piano settings and at various levels of advancement. Study and analysis of piano literature, pedagogical and technological aids for the piano teacher for use in group settings. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab.

MUS 479. General Music Practicum (1)

Preparatory: MUS 266. Guided practical experience in planning and teaching general music classes in elementary and middle school. Also includes development of prescribed competency in guitar and recorder. 2 hours per week.

MUS 483ME/L. Music Entrepreneurship and Lab (1/1)

Prerequisite: Upper Division standing. Corequisite: MUS 483MEL. Development of analytical, organizational, cross-platform, research and presentation skills needed to acquire entrepreneurial acumen to assist in creating successful career opportunities in music. Through discussions, guest speakers and fieldwork, students learn how governments, foundations, demographics and philanthropic trends affect society. Students develop abilities to innovate and integrate their …

MUS 484. Piano Ensemble (1-1-1-1)

Preparatory: 300-level individual study. Rehearsal and performance of piano ensemble music, including duets and duo-piano music, with emphasis on style and rehearsal techniques. For advanced pianists. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 485. the Discovery Players (1-1-1-1)

Study, rehearsal and performance of chamber vocal and instrumental works outside of the commonly performed repertoire. Special emphasis is given to 14th-17th and 20th century music, including student compositions. Limited instruction on period instruments available as part of the course. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 487. Chamber Music Techniques (1-1-1-1)

Detailed study of chamber music repertoire, performance and rehearsal techniques. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 488A-B-C. Advanced Opera Performance (2-2-2)

Preparatory: Audition. Musical and dramatic preparation of an operatic role from a selected historical period, striving for a complete integration of music and action, culminating in public performance. Study of the role’s traditional and historical style and practice. 4 hours lab per week.

MUS 491. Psychology of Music (3)

Preparatory: MUS 292. Inquiry into the application of music to the more recent developments in psychology.

MUS 492/L. Influence of Music On Behavior (3/1)

Preparatory: MUS 292. Study of music as a form of human behavior and the fundamental constructs for the use of music as a therapeutic medium.

MUS 493. Music Production (3)

Preparatory: MUS 393. Study of the making and marketing of music for recording, TV, film and live-performance aspects of the industry.

MUS 493C. Music Industry Practicum (1)

Prerequisite: MUS 393B, Upper Division standing. Supervised on-campus study focused on experiential learning through participation in a student-run, faculty-advised music business enterprise. Repeatable once for credit. 3 hours lab per week.

MUS 494A-C. Internship in Music (1-3)

Prerequisite: Limited to students in the Music Industry Studies, Music Therapy, and Commercial and Media Writing Options; Requires permission of Internship Coordinator. Students enrolled in MUS 494B (2) or MUS 494C (3) must also be concurrently enrolled in MUS 494A (1). Experiential education in various aspects of the music industry, music therapy, and commercial and …

MUS 495. Senior Recital/Project (1)

Credit/No Credit only

MUS 496A-Z. Experimental Topics in Music (1-3)

Selected topics in music, with course content to be determined.

MUS 499. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor to act as sponsor; Permission of Department Chair. Not to be substituted for an existing course. Evidence of ability to pursue in-depth independent study and approval of project submitted prior to registration. Maximum 6 units may be earned.

MUS 500. Music Theory Review (3)

Intensive review course covering all phases of diatonic and chromatic harmony. Intended essentially as a review for graduate students. No credit may be earned for Graduate or Undergraduate Degrees.

MUS 501. Music History Review (3)

Preparatory: MUS 202 or Departmental approval. Comprehensive review of historical developments in Western music from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Stylistic analysis of the major areas of musical research supported by the study of scores and recordings. Intended essentially as review for graduate students. No credit may be earned for Draduate or Undergraduate …

MUS 565. Seminar in Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2)

Preparation of scores in the media of band, orchestra and chorus for performance. Special emphasis on effective rehearsal procedures, stylistic values and score analysis.

MUS 566. Seminar in Advanced Choral Conducting (2)

Preparation of choral scores from various historical periods, with special emphasis in score analysis, stylistic interpretation, rehearsal procedures and conducting techniques.

MUS 567/L. Computers and Related Technology in Music and Lab (3)

Preparatory: SED 514 or equivalent. Prepares Music Credential candidates to utilize current technology in teaching music in the K-12 curriculum. Applications including the use of computers, synthesizers, MIDI manipulation and multi-track recording. Class sessions include lecture, discussion and demonstration essential to carrying out lab assignments. Meets the Title 5 Computer Education requirement (80422), Level 2: …

MUS 580. Music Industry Developments (3)

Exploration of major music industry sectors to establish an understanding of terms, concepts and principles common to the Industry. Surveys recent developments including, the music industry’s latest theories, practices and technologies. Builds students’ knowledge base while challenging them to comprehend the continually evolving nature of the music industry and its interdependence with the entertainment industry.

MUS 588B. Advanced Opera Performance (2-2)

Prerequisite: Audition. The musical and dramatic preparation of an operatic role from a selected historical period, striving for a complete integration of music and action, culminating in public performance. Study of the role’s traditional and historical style and practice. 4 hours lab. May be repeated twice for credit.

MUS 593. Current Trends in the Music Industry I (3)

Study of theories, concepts and principles necessary to establish foundational skills considered essential for a successful career in the music industry. Guides the development of interpersonal skills and leadership qualities needed for effectiveness in mixed artistic and non-artistic team-based business environments. Study of research techniques and quantitative/qualitative methods of analysis using varied music industry metrics.

MUS 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Music Education (1-3)

Selected topics in music education, with course content to be determined.

MUS 601. Techniques of Research and Bibliography in Music (3)

Introduction to musical research, involving bibliographical method, the tools of research and the organization and writing of research studies relevant to the interest areas of Composition, Music Education, Musicology or Performance. Graduate students generally take this course before or concurrently with the first seminar in musicology.

MUS 603ABCDE. Seminar in Musicology (3,3,3,3,3)

Preparatory: Completion of Graduate Placement Exam in Music History. Normally MUS 601 is prerequisite to 603ABC, but it may be taken concurrently with D or E. Each seminar includes intensive analysis and research into the repertoire, forms, styles, media, musicians, composers and performance practices of a selected period in Western music history. Following sections are …

MUS 604. Seminar in Musical Analysis (3)

Preparatory: MUS 316 or equivalent; Completion of Graduate Placement Examination in Music Theory and Analysis. Study of larger musical works, including relationships of the musical structure, materials, organization and style of the aesthetic whole.

MUS 605. Teaching Music In Higher Education (3)

A study of music teaching and learning theories, a review of the stages of development of the undergraduate student, and an examination of learning styles for adults. Strategies for course organization, lecture/discussion learning techniques, and the role of the faculty member within the academic hierarchy.

MUS 625. Advanced Orchestration (3)

Preparatory: MUS 315, 415 or equivalent. Intensive study of the art of orchestration with special emphasis on 20th century techniques. Study of specific problems of scoring for chamber ensembles and symphony orchestra.

MUS 630. Composition (2-2-2-2)

Preparatory: MUS 421 or equivalent. Composition in the larger forms, in contemporary style.

MUS 632/L. Graduate Piano Master Class (1/1)

Performance, discussion, and study of literature from the Baroque Period to the present, with emphasis on the evolving elements of style and problems of interpretation. One hour lecture, two hours lab.

MUS 639A. Individual Lessons in Composition (1)

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. The study of music composition in a course of individual weekly lessons requiring writing music for a variety of instruments, ensembles, and media.

MUS 640-659AB. Individual Performance Lessons (1-1, 2-2-2-2)

640. Flute A: (1-1), B: (2-2-2-2); 641. Oboe A: (1-1), B: (2-2-2-2); 642. Bassoon A: (1-1), B: (2-2-2-2); 643. Clarinet A: (1-1), B: (2-2-2-2); 644. Saxophone A: (1-1), B: (2-2-2-2); 645. Trumpet A: (1-1), B: (2-2-2-2); 646. Horn A: (1-1), B: (2-2-2-2); 647. Trombone/Euphonium A: (1-1), B: (2-2-2-2); 648. Tuba A: (1-1), B: (2-2-2-2); 649. …

MUS 661. Seminar in Philosophy and Practice in Music Education (3)

Preparatory: MUS 479 or equivalent; SED 525MU or consent of instructor. Current philosophy and practices in the Music Education Program from elementary school through secondary school. Analysis and study of current trends and materials.

MUS 662. Practicum in Methods and Materials for Public School Music (3)

Music literature for use in the public schools. Methods and conducting techniques, related historically and stylistically to the literature.

MUS 663. Tests and Measurements in Music (2)

Study of existing tests used in the evaluation of musical aptitude and achievement. Consideration is given to: (a) basic statistical concepts; (b) nature of musical aptitude; and (c) construction, administration and interpretation of tests.

MUS 664. Administration and Supervision Of Music (2)

Study of the philosophy, techniques and current practices in the administration and supervision of music.

MUS 672. Graduate Northridge Singers (1)

Prerequisite: Audition. For graduate voice majors and other graduate students with advanced vocal experience. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through the performance of choral literature. 4hours per week.

MUS 673. Graduate Master Chorale (1)

Prerequisite: Audition. For graduate voice majors and other graduate students with advanced vocal experience. Study of musical styles and rehearsal techniques through performance of literature for chamber choir. 3 hours per week.

MUS 676. Collaborative Keyboard Practicum (1)

Techniques for collaborating with individuals and groups in rehearsals and performances.  Students will be assigned to collaborate with individual instrumentalists, vocalists, and/or small and large ensembles. Students will meet weekly for group coachings by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 678A/L. Graduate Piano Pedagogy Resources and Practicum/Lab (1/1)

Study and analysis of advanced piano literature, business procedures, and pedagogical and technological aids for the piano teacher. Application of literature, teaching aids and software in individual and group teaching situations, in a wide variety of settings, and at various levels of advancement.

MUS 678B/L. Graduate Directed Teaching in Piano Pedagogy and Lab (1/1)

Prerequisite: MUS 678A/L. Application of literature, teaching aids and software in supervised group teaching situations, in a wide variety of class piano settings and at various levels of advancement. Study and analysis of piano literature, pedagogical and technological aids for the piano teacher for use in group settings.

MUS 679. Graduate Wind Ensemble (1)

Prerequisite: Audition. Detailed study of graduate wind ensemble/concert band repertoire, performance and rehearsal techniques. 4 hours per week.

MUS 680. Music Publishing and Copyright Administration (3)

Study of traditional and online music publishing and copyright administration of art music, educational music and popular music. Study of electronic commerce as applied to music distribution and the online sale of music, games, and music-related merchandise; the implementation and operation of websites; FTC regulations; e-commerce licenses; and the exploitation of intellectual property rights.

MUS 682. Graduate Symphonic Orchestra (1)

Prerequisite: Audition. Detailed study of graduate orchestral repertoire; performance and rehearsal techniques. 2 hours lab per week. 4 hours per week.

MUS 683. Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry (3)

Study of the processes and procedures involved in launching entrepreneurial enterprises that monetize music industry-related intellectual property, products and services. Emphasis on opportunity recognition, commercialization of intellectual property, use of established and developing distribution models, and organizational and capitalization structures for new ventures within the music industry.

MUS 687. Graduate Chamber Music (1)

Prerequisite: Audition. Detailed study of graduate chamber music repertoire, performance and rehearsal techniques. 2 hours lab per week.

MUS 692A-Z. Selected Topics in Music History (3)

Prerequisite: Passing Music History Placement Test or Successful Completion of MUS 501; Preparatory: MUS 601. Intensive studies of special problems in music history of various historical periods. Students are expected to engage with primary sources and scholarship within the field of study, and employ critical and analytical skills of readings in short class presentations.  The …

MUS 693. Current Trends in the Music Industry II (3)

Extended study of theories, concepts, and principals considered essential for a successful career in the music industry. Analysis of targeted music industry sectors on the leading edge of the evolving music industry. Analysis of varied business models and their potential to affect and influence segments of the music industry. Special emphasis on the importance of …

MUS 697. Comprehensive Examination (3)

Prerequisite: Permission of Music Industry Studies Option Coordinator. Comprehensive examination of the subject matter covered in the student’s graduate program. Examination will allow students to demonstrate their ability to integrate content knowledge, independent thinking and critical analysis. Only available to students who have completed or are currently completing their course requirements and have only the …

MUS 698. Thesis, Artistic Performance, or Graduate Project (3)

See Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses, Graduate Projects and Artistic Performances available from Graduate Studies. Also, see Music Department requirements for the Degree.

MUS 699A, B, C. Independent Study (1, 2, 3)

Preparatory: Classified status; Consent of an instructor/sponsor; Review by the Graduate Coordinator. 6 units maximum.