Preview of Courses

The following are courses that have been offered or are usually offered by the Department of Music. For a comprehensive list of courses, please refer to the current Schedule of Classes or Course Catalog

Required Courses

MUS 201H. Harmony III
The purpose of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of common-practice melody, harmony, voice leading, and musical form, to demonstrate their analytical and compositional uses, and to introduce non-tonal musical practices.

MUS 201M. Musicianship III
The purpose of this course is to develop sight singing and dictation skills necessary to perform and teach tonal and non-tonal music.

MUS 305. Conducting
Score reading and baton technique; study and execution of basic patterns using standard orchestral and choral literature, score reading, performance, and stylistic analysis.

JanTerm Course

MUS 206. History of Film Music
An introduction to the history of film music, from early dramatic film scores of Max Steiner and Alfred Newman to synthesized scores of Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, and other contemporary composers. Extensive viewing and commentary of films; brief technical explanation of film scoring techniques; may include guest lectures.