Music (MUSI)

MUSI 401 - Introduction to Music

Credits: 4

Fundamental approach to perceptive listening based on a detailed study of several masterpieces representing different periods and forms. Historical perspective, but main emphasis is on confronting significant works of musical art on their own terms. Some participation in musical life of the University required. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program.

Attributes: FinePerformingArts(Discovery)

MUSI 401H - Honors/Introduction to Music

Credits: 4

Fundamental approach to perceptive listening based on a detailed study of several masterpieces representing different periods and forms. Historical perspective, but main emphasis is on confronting significant works of musical art on their own terms. Some participation in musical life of the University required. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program.

Attributes: FinePerformingArts(Discovery)

MUSI 402 - Survey of Music History

Credits: 4

The study of the development of musical styles and idioms in the context of selected historical and cultural aspects of Western civilization. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program.

Attributes: FinePerformingArts(Discovery)

MUSI 402H - Honors/Survey of Music History

Credits: 4

The study of the development of musical styles and idioms in the context of selected historical and cultural aspects of Western civilization. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program.

Attributes: FinePerformingArts(Discovery)

MUSI 403 - Roots of Rock

Credits: 4

Focuses on the musical styles, traditions, and social circumstances that led to a distinctive form of American popular music in the 1950's and '60's. In addition to developing critical listening skills to discern subtle distinctions among such styles and sub-styles as blues, folk, jazz, and country, the course also considers the diverse social trends that helped drive changes and developments in the various styles and genres covered. While some attention will be devoted to rock music of the mid-late sixties, the course emphasizes the various musical styles that preceded rock.

Attributes: FinePerformingArts(Discovery)

MUSI 404 - An Introduction to Music, Media, and the Moving Image

Credits: 4

Through selected readings, attentive listening, viewing, and discussion of a variety of films and multi-media productions, students develop a common vocabulary for analyzing music accompanying moving images. Students develop an understanding of the western and non-western musical conventions that work, often at a subconcious level, in conjunction with images to shape and cue audience responses to, and interaction with, visual cues. Media includes canonic Hollywood films, independent and foreign cinema, with explorations of non-Western films, video game scoring, television, and animation. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program.

Attributes: FinePerformingArts(Discovery)

MUSI 405 - Survey of Music in America

Credits: 4

From colonial times to the present, including various European influences, the quest for an American style, and the emergence of such indigenous pheomena as jazz. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program. (Formerly MUSI 511).

Attributes: FinePerformingArts(Discovery)

MUSI 406 - Country Music

Credits: 4

This course surveys the rich musical, cultural, and economic history of country music in the United States. Since its inception, country music has embodied a tension between tradition and progress. Country music thereby reflects a basic feature of the American story, valorizing our history while valuing social and technological development. Throughout the course, we consider this tension as it affects the musical content and cultural meaning of country music.

Attributes: FinePerformingArts(Discovery)

MUSI 411 - Fundamentals of Music Theory

Credits: 4

Elements of music theory for the non-music major; principles of musical structure, analysis, elementary written counterpoint and harmony, and ear training. May not be counted for credit toward a music major. Prereq: ability to read music and permission of the instructor.

MUSI 412 - Fundamentals of Music Theory

Credits: 4

Elements of music theory for the non-music major; principles of musical structure, analysis, elementary written counterpoint and harmony, and ear training. May not be counted for credit toward a music major. Prereq: ability to read music and permission of the instructor. Prereq: MUSI 411 or permission of instructor.

MUSI 441 - Concert Choir

Credits: 1

A mixed chorus that studies and performs classical and modern literature. Recommended for voice majors. Open to all students. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

MUSI 442 - Chamber Singers

Credits: 1

A specialized mixed chamber choir that concentrates on the a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to the present. Prereq: Audition.

Co-requisite: MUSI 441

MUSI 444 - Music and Social Change

Credits: 4

The connections between music and social change with a twofold goal: 1) to heighten critical listening skills so as to become more aware of ways in which music can express social attitudes; and 2) to introduce the social, cultural, and political issues surrounding the music being studied. Course work consists of listening to selected repertoires, reading scholarly and popular essays about those repertories, and extensive in-class (and on-line) discussion about issues raised by the listening and reading. This course does not fulfill a music major program requirement nor does it satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement for any music major program. Writing intensive.

Attributes: FinePerformingArts(Discovery); Inquiry (Discovery); Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 448 - Opera Workshop

Credits: 1

Operatic singing, acting, and production techniques; performance of both complete operas and operatic excerpts. Prereq: audition.

MUSI 450 - Symphony

Credits: 1

Presents several concerts during the year of repertoire ranging from the great, standard symphonic literature to large modern works. Prereq: audition.

MUSI 451 - Concert Band

Credits: 1

The Concert Band performs serious, concert music, ranging from transcriptions of works for other mediums, to the 20th century "classics" of the wind band repertoire and music written for wind band. Anyone with previous band experience is welcome. Auditions are for chair placement only. May be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credits.

MUSI 452 - Wind Symphony

Credits: 1

Select wind ensemble which performs difficult classical and contemporary literature. Prereq: audition.

MUSI 453 - Symphonic Band

Credits: 1

Original band music, transcription, marches, etc. For students whose program does not permit music as a major interest, but who are interested in maintaining their playing proficiency and continuing their study of music. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prereq: audition.

MUSI 454 - UNH Marching Band

Credits: 1

Open to all students; performs during football games. Rehearsals conclude at the end of the football season. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. 0 or 1 credit.

MUSI 455 - Piano Ensemble

Credits: 1

Drawing from available student instrumentalists and singers, pianists learn the art of performing in trios, duo sonatas, and two-piano works, and gain experience in Lieder accompaniment.

MUSI 456 - String Ensemble

Credits: 1

Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 457 - Woodwind Ensemble

Credits: 1

Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 458 - Brass Ensemble

Credits: 1

Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 459 - Percussion Ensemble

Credits: 1

Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 460 - Jazz Band

Credits: 1

Two jazz bands perform a wide spectrum of big band literature. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. Prereq: audition.

MUSI 461 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Credits: 1

Singers perform a wide spectrum of vocal jazz literature. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. Open to all students pending an audition during the first week of the semester. Contact the Department of Music for further information.

MUSI 462 - Pep Band

Credits: 1

Rehearsal and performance of a broad range of band music at hockey and basketball games. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. 0 or 1 credit.

MUSI 463 - Jazz Combo

Credits: 1

Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller jazz ensemble. May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 credits. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 464 - Guitar Ensemble

Credits: 1

Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 credits. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 471 - Theory I

Credits: 3

Introduces the tonal system; species counterpoint; principles of voice leading and harmonic progression through the analysis, realization, and composition of one-, two-,and four-voiced textures. Concept of triad inversion and consonant diatonic harmonies of the major and minor modes. Students should register for MUSI 473 and MUSI 474 concurrently. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 472 - Theory I

Credits: 3

Introduces the tonal system; species counterpoint; principles of voice leading and harmonic progression through the analysis, realization, and composition of one-, two-,and four-voiced textures. Concept of triad inversion and consonant diatonic harmonies of the major and minor modes. Students should register for MUSI 473 and MUSI 474 concurrently. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 471.

MUSI 473 - Ear Training I

Credits: 1

Laboratory exercises to develop aural skills; sight-singing and dictation. Students should register for MUSI 471 and MUSI 472 concurrently. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 474 - Ear Training I

Credits: 1

Laboratory exercises to develop aural skills; sight-singing and dictation. Students should register for MUSI 471 and MUSI 472 concurrently. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 473.

MUSI 475 - Functional Piano I

Credits: 1

Basic instruction for music majors with no previous keyboard training. Piano technique, keyboard harmony geared to the practical harmonization of simple melodies, sight reading, transposition, and modulation. May involve both class instruction and periodic short individual lessons. Prereq: permission.

Co-requisite: MUSI 471, MUSI 473

MUSI 476 - Functional Piano I

Credits: 1

Basic instruction for music majors with no previous keyboard training. Piano technique, keyboard harmony geared to the practical harmonization of simple melodies, sight reading, transposition, and modulation. May involve both class instruction and periodic short individual lessons. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 475.

Co-requisite: MUSI 472, MUSI 474

MUSI 501 - History and Literature of Music

Credits: 3

Styles, forms, and techniques of composition in Western music. Prereq: completion of MUSI 472 or MUSI 412; permission.

MUSI 502 - History and Literature of Music

Credits: 3

Styles, forms, and techniques of composition in Western music. Prereq: completion of MUSI 472 or MUSI 412; permission.

Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery)

MUSI 515 - Music in World Cultures

Credits: 4

An introduction to musicking (participating in any way, including listening, in musical performance) beyond the Western tradition, this course offers students an opportunity to explore the music and culture of diverse regions from an ethnomusicological perspective. Through listening to and analyzing music, readings, lecture, discussion, and individual fieldwork projects, students discover how music functions within different world cultures and gain understanding of the ways people "make music meaningful and useful in their lives," as, through musicking, they articulate, resist, and transform cultural norms.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

MUSI 520 - Diction for Singers I

Credits: 2

Application of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to English, French, German, and Italian. Emphasizes both written and spoken performance.

MUSI 521 - Diction for Singers II

Credits: 2

Application of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to English, French, German, and Italian. Emphasizes both written and spoken performance. Prereq: MUSI 520.

MUSI 536 - Early Wind Instruments

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in Renaissance and Baroque wind instruments. May be repeated. Special fee.

MUSI 540 - Recital Attendance

Credits: 0

This course is a requirement for all undergraduate music majors in the Department of Music. Students are required to attend at least twelve approved recitals or concerts during each semester they are enrolled. This course must be completed six times with a grade of Credit (Satisfactory) for zero credit each time.

MUSI 541 - Piano

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in piano. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 545 - Voice

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in voice. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 546 - Violin

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in violin. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 547 - Viola

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in viola. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 548 - Violoncello

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in violoncello. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 549 - String Bass

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in string bass. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 550 - Classical Guitar

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in classical guitar. Special fee.

MUSI 551 - Flute

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in flute. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 552 - Clarinet

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in clarinet. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 553 - Saxophone

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in saxophone. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 554 - Oboe

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in oboe. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 555 - Bassoon

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in bassoon. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 556 - French Horn

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in French horn. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 557 - Trumpet

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in trumpet. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 558 - Trombone

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in trombone. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 559 - Euphonium

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in euphonium. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 560 - Tuba

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in tuba. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 561 - Percussion

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in percussion. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 562 - Jazz Piano

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in jazz piano. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors. Permission required.

MUSI 563 - Jazz Guitar

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in jazz guitar. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 564 - Drum Set

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in drum set. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 571 - Theory II

Credits: 3

Continuation of MUSI 471- MUSI 472. Compositional and analytical work stresses the treatment of dissonance within the tonal system; accessory tones, seventh chords, tonicization, modulation, basic principles of chromatic harmony, and harmonization of chorale melodies are covered. Students should register for MUSI 573 and MUSI 574 concurrently. Prereq: MUSI 472; MUSI 474.

MUSI 572 - Theory II

Credits: 3

Continuation of MUSI 471- MUSI 472. Compositional and analytical work stresses the treatment of dissonance within the tonal system; accessory tones, seventh chords, tonicization, modulation, basic principles of chromatic harmony, and harmonization of chorale melodies are covered. Students should register for MUSI 573 and MUSI 574 concurrently. Prereq: MUSI 472; MUSI 474. Prereq: MUSI 571.

MUSI 573 - Ear Training II

Credits: 1

Laboratory exercises to develop aural skills further. Students should register for MUSI 571-572 concurrently. Prereq: MUSI 472; 474; permission.

MUSI 574 - Ear Training II

Credits: 1

Laboratory exercises to develop aural skills further. Students should register for MUSI 571-572 concurrently. Prereq: MUSI 472; 474; permission.

MUSI 575 - Functional Piano II

Credits: 1

Basic instruction for music majors with no previous keyboard training. Piano technique, keyboard harmony geared to the practical harmonization of simple melodies, sight reading, transposition, and modulation. May involve both class instruction and periodic short individual lessons. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 476.

Co-requisite: MUSI 571, MUSI 573

MUSI 576 - Functional Piano II

Credits: 1

Basic instruction for music majors with no previous keyboard training. Piano technique, keyboard harmony geared to the practical harmonization of simple melodies, sight reading, transposition, and modulation. May involve both class instruction and periodic short individual lessons. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 575.

Co-requisite: MUSI 572, MUSI 574

MUSI 595 - Special Topics in Music Literature

Credits: 1-4

Open to music majors and non-majors; topics in areas not easily covered in historical courses. Prereq: permission. May be repeated for credit.

MUSI #610 - Popular Music and Rebellion in the 1960's

Credits: 4

Examines the ways in which popular music helped form the youth culture, was used as an act of rebellion, and came to be a focal point of generational conflict and protest in the United States during the 1960s.

MUSI 703 - Music of the Renaissance

Credits: 3

Works of the 15th- and 16th-century composers from Dunstable to Palestrina. Prereq: MUSI 501 and MUSI 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 705 - Music of the Baroque

Credits: 3

Music of Europe from de Rore to Bach. Prereq: MUSI 501 and MUSI 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 707 - Music of the Classical Period

Credits: 3

Growth of musical styles and forms from early classicism through the high classicism of Haydn, Mozart, and the young Beethoven. Prereq: MUSI 501 and MUSI 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 709 - Music of the Romantic Period

Credits: 3

A survey of romanticism in music from Beethoven's late period to the end of the 19th century. The works of Schubert, Berlioz, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Austrian symphonists, French pre-impressionists, and national styles in European music. Prereq: MUSI 501 and MUSI 502 or permission.

MUSI 709W - Music of the Romantic Period

Credits: 3

A survey of romanticism in music from Beethoven's late period to the end of the 19th century. The works of Schubert, Berlioz, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Austrian symphonists, French pre-impressionists, and national styles in European music. Prereq: MUSI 501 and MUSI 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 711 - Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Credits: 3

Styles and techniques of composers from Debussy to the present. Special emphasis on tonal music before World War I, neoclassical trends, the emergence of atonality and serial techniques, electronic music. Prereq: MUSI 501 and MUSI 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 713 - Art Song

Credits: 3

History and literature of the solo song with piano accompaniment. Survey of national styles of the 19th and 20th centuries and deeper study of the central core of the art song--the German Lied. Prereq: MUSI 501 and MUSI 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 715 - Survey of Opera

Credits: 3

History of the genre from Monteverdi to the present. Prereq: MUSI 501 and MUSI 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 731 - Conducting

Credits: 2

Physical aspects, equipment of conductor, fundamental gestures and beats, baton techniques. Reading and analysis of full and condensed scores, study of transposition, psychology of rehearsal. Prereq: MUSI 571.

MUSI 732 - Conducting

Credits: 2

Physical aspects, equipment of conductor, fundamental gestures and beats, baton techniques. Reading and analysis of full and condensed scores, study of transposition, psychology of rehearsal. Prereq: MUSI 571. Prereq: MUSI 731.

MUSI 736 - Early Wind Instruments

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in Renaissance and Baroque wind instruments. May be repeated. Special fee.

MUSI 741 - Piano

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in piano. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 745 - Voice

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in voice. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 746 - Violin

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in violin. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 747 - Viola

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in viola. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 748 - Violoncello

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in violoncello. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 749 - String Bass

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in string bass. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 750 - Classical Guitar

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in classical guitar. Special fee.

MUSI 751 - Flute

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in flute. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 752 - Clarinet

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in clarinet. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 753 - Saxophone

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in saxophone. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 754 - Oboe

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in oboe. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 755 - Bassoon

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in bassoon. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 756 - French Horn

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in French horn. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 757 - Trumpet

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in trumpet. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 758 - Trombone

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in trombone. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 759 - Euphonium

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in euphonium. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 760 - Tuba

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in tuba. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 761 - Percussion

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in percussion. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 762 - Jazz Piano

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in jazz piano. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors. Permission required.

MUSI 763 - Jazz Guitar

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in jazz guitar. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 764 - Drum Set

Credits: 1-4

Private instruction in drum set. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 771 - Counterpoint

Credits: 3

Contrapuntal techniques of tonal music. Melodic construction and dissonance treatment through work in species counterpoint and studies in harmonic elaboration and prolongation. Analysis of selected compositions emphasizes the connection between fundamental contrapuntal techniques and the voice-leading of composition. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission.

MUSI 775 - Composition

Credits: 1-4

Construction of phrases, periods, and short compositions following classical models. Problems of text-setting. Prereq MUSI 572 or permission.

MUSI 776 - Composition

Credits: 1-4

Construction of phrases, periods, and short compositions following classical models. Problems of text-setting. Prereq MUSI 572 or permission. Prereq: MUSI 775 or permission.

MUSI 777 - Advanced Composition

Credits: 1-4

Continuation of MUSI 776. Individual compositional projects. Prereq: MUSI 776 and permission. May be repeated for credit.

MUSI 778 - Topics in Electronic Music

Credits: 1-4

Introduces and develops skills in the fundamentals of musical acoustics, and the principal compositional resources of digital/electronic music. Permission required.

MUSI 779 - Orchestration

Credits: 3

Characteristics of band and orchestral instruments both individually and in small (homogeneous) and large mixed groupings. Students study scores, write assignments, and have arrangements performed if possible. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission.

MUSI 781W - Analysis: Form and Structure

Credits: 3

Introduces analytical techniques through the study of representative masterworks: formal and structural elements and their interrelationships. Analysis of 18th- and 19th century works. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission. Special fee. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 782W - Analysis: Form and Structure

Credits: 3

Introduction to analytical techniques through the study of representative masterworks: formal and structural elements and their interrelationships. Analysis of 20th- and 21st-century works. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MUSI 795 - Special Studies

Credits: 1-4

A) J.S. Bach, B) Franz Schubert, C) Debussy and Ravel, D) the world of jazz, E) piano literature, F) 19th century French music, G) advanced analysis, H) advanced study in electronic music, I) composition through computer-generated sound, J) woodwind literature, K) brass literature, L) string literature, M) medieval performance practice, N) renaissance performance practice, O) baroque performance practice, P) classical performance practice, Q) 19th century performance practice, R) 20th century performance practice, S) woodwind repair, T) string repair, U) advanced jazz improvisation, V) advanced piano pedagogy, W) advanced accompanying, X) advanced conducting, Y) independent study. Prereq: permission. May be repeated for credit with permission.

MUSI 795W - Special Studies/Cardiff

Credits: 1-3

Advanced Music History or Advance Music Theory for Cardiff U. Study Abroad. Prereq: permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course