Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance Division of MusicCollege of Liberal Arts

Courses

 MUS 10100 / Discovery Forum / 0 credits                                                                                                                                        Music Majors are required to attend a number of weekly events of their peers and faculty each semester for six semesters. Students receive a pass no pass grade in Discovery Forum depending upon the required number of Forums needed to pass. Students may substitute 2 semesters of performance in band, orchestra, choir or other approved ensembles for MUS 10100

MUS 11200 / Fundamentals of Music / 3 credits
Fundamentals of music notation, ear training, and music reading.  No prerequisite.

MUS 16100 / Class Piano And Musicianship I / 3 credits
A study of essential keyboard skills that include reading beginning level piano pieces, major and minor scales, transposition, sight reading and adding chords to a given melody. The musicianship includes essential aural skills: rhythmic dictation, interval and chord identification, and rhythmic and melodic dictation. No prerequisite.

MUS 16200 / Class Piano And Musicianship II / 3 credits
A continuation of MUS 16100 that include reading intermediate level piano pieces, sight reading, scales, transposition and adding chords to a melody. The musicianship component includes intermediate level aural skills, rhythmic and melodic dictation, intervals, choral and harmonic dictation. Prerequisite: MUS 16100 or consent of instructor.

MUS 17100 / Jazz Improvisation I / 2 credits
This course is an introduction to the development of beginning jazz improvisational and theoretical skills for all instrumentalists and vocalists. Fundamental theoretical and musicianship skills are addressed through practical application, guided listening, dictation, transcription, harmonic and rhythmic analysis, and performance of standard jazz repertoire.

MUS 25000 / Music Appreciation / 3 credits 
An introduction to classical music. Considerations of musical perception and musical elements are followed by a survey of masterpieces from the major time periods. 
No previous musical training or experience is required.

MUS 27000 / Computer Skills in Music / 3 credits
Learn essential music technology skills that include computer-based music notation practices, fundamentals of music synthesis and sequencing and basic recording practices.
No prerequisite.

MUS 13200 / Music Theory I / 3 credits 
Course comprises rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic processes in tonal music, including
the development of analytic and listening assignments.
No prerequisite; however, music reading ability is required. If you play an instrument, or have been in choir a placement exam is not necessary. If you are unsure of your level, reach out to the music office at 765-494-3708. 
(Credit may be established in this course by passing an examination, see below)

MUS 13300 / Music Theory II / 3 credits 
A study of processes in diatonic tonal music, including 4-part voice leading, secondary dominants, embellishing tones, period forms, chord progressions and harmonization of melodies. 
Prerequisite: MUS 13200 or  Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUS 23200 / Music Theory III / 3 credits 
A study of processes in tonal music, including modulations, contrapuntal genres, mode mixture, vocal forms, chromatic modulations, variation techniques, and functional piano techniques. 
Prerequisite: MUS 13300 or  Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUS 32400 / Teaching Music in the Elementary School / 3 credits 
Basic musicianship is developed through singing, playing instruments, reading and writing music, and listening and moving to music. Music teaching methods and materials are surveyed, including lesson planning, experiences in teaching, and observation of children in music classes. Prerequisite: formal admission to the Teacher Education Program.

MUS 34100 / Music Composition I / 3 credits
Learn essential musical composition skills common in the 20th and 21st Centuries through various writing and analytical projects. Typically offered Fall Spring.

MUS 34200 / Music Composition II / 3 credits
 A continuation of Music Composition I with emphasis upon musical techniques after WWII through various writing and analytical assignments. Permission of instructor required.

MUS 35100 / Studio Piano / 2 credits
Students will study and perform selected piano or digital keyboard literature with the focus on improving their technical and interpretive performance skills. Students will also learn about particular historical, analytical or technical issues related to work(s) studied. Prerequisite: MUS 16200 or consent of instructor.

MUS 37500 / Selected Topics in Music / 3 credits 
A study of a specific genre in music (symphony, opera, chamber music, etc.) or the works of a single composer. May be repeated for credit. 
Prerequisite: MUS 13200 or  Music Theory Placement Exam.

MUS 37600 / World Music / 3 credits
This course will explore musical traditions around the globe, including geographical areas such as Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, North, Central, and South America, Europe, and others. Students will discover how cultural traditions, life rituals, arts, and other traditions influence and create each region's expression of music. An individual research project will be included, as well as a group project and presentation. "Field research" will be explored. Concert attendance is also required.

MUS 37800 / Jazz History / 3 credits 
An historical and stylistic study of jazz.

MUS 38100 / Music History I: Antiquity to Mozart / 3 credits
Survey of the development of Western European music history from Antiquity through Mozart. Prerequisite: MUS 13200 or consent of instructor.  

MUS 38200 / Music History II: Beethoven to the Present / 3 credits
Survey of the development of Western European music history from Beethoven to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 13200 or consent of instructor.

MUS 38300 / Digital Audio Recording & Production I / 3 credits
This course is an introduction to digital audio recording and production practices. Topics covered will include design and structure of sound studios, musical sequencing and recording, microphones, fundamentals of sound reinforcement, and sound editing. Students will be required to develop music recording projects.

MUS 38400 / Digital Audio Recording & Production II / 3 credits
This course is a continuation of MUS 38300, Digital Audio Recording and Production I. Topics covered will include advanced musical sequencing, multitrack audio recording, audio signal processing, mixing, mastering and advanced audio and digital production. Students will be required to develop music recording and production projects.

MUS 49000 / Guided Reading in Music / 1-6 credits 
Intensive individualized study of a particular aspect of music as guided by an instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

MUS 59000 / Special Problems in Music / 1-4 credits 
Intensive individualized study of a particular aspect of music as guided by an instructor. Designed for graduate students and upper-division undergraduates. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 
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The Division of Music offers credit by exam for MUS 13200 (Music Theory I – 3 credits). Students who are interested in taking the MUS 13200 Proficiency Exam should consult with their academic advisor and then contact the Division of Music (765.494.3708) to schedule and take the exam. For additional information, contact rueffmusic@groups.purdue.ed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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