Choral Department

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2014-2015
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The following courses are offered by the Choral Department. Please check with the department for a list of offerings each semester. The letter "P" identifies those courses that have prerequisites.

MUS  F340 - Postural Alignment for the Musician

Biomechanical integration of the muscular and skeletal systems to promote a balanced and supported posture for all musical activities. Centering and relaxation skills. No more than two credit hours of course enrollment may be counted toward undergraduate music electives.

MUS  F461 - Score Reading I

P: Adequate skill at the keyboard and T232 Musical Skills III. Performance at the piano of graded examples of scores, both vocal and instrumental.

MUS  F462 - Score Reading II

P: Adequate skill at the keyboard and T232 Musical Skills III. Performance at the piano of graded examples of scores, both vocal and instrumental.

MUS  F531 - Score Reading and Aural Skills I

P: T511 Aural Music Theory Review for Graduate Students or equivalent. Performance at the piano of graded examples of orchestral and choral scores. Transposition of instruments through the mastery of clef reading. Advanced ear training, emphasizing skills for conductors.

MUS  F532 - Score Reading and Aural Skills II

P: F531 Score Reading and Aural Skills I. Continuation of work in F531.

MUS  F533 - Advanced Score Reading and Aural Skills I

P: F532 Score Reading and Aural Skills II. Further mastery of score reading and aural skills for conductors.

MUS  F534 - Advanced Score Reading and Aural Skills II

P: F533 Advanced Score Reading and Aural Skills I. Continuation of work in F533.

MUS  F540 - Postural Alignment for the Musician

Biomechanical integration of the muscular and skeletal systems to promote a balanced and supported posture for all musical activities. Centering and relaxation skills. No more than two credit hours of course enrollment may be counted toward the diploma music course requirement or towards graduate other required credits.

MUS  G371 - Choral Conducting I

P: G370 Techniques for Conducting. Conducting patterns applied to elements of interpretation. Practice in sight singing. Class forms practice choir.

MUS  G372 - Choral Conducting II

P: G371 Choral Conducting I. Choral conducting applied to tone, balance, diction, phrasing, and interpretation.

MUS  G555 - Foundations in Choral Conducting for Graduate Students

P: Graduate standing in the Jacobs School of Music or permission of instructor. Techniques for the beginning choral conductor, including basic fundamentals of stick technique, development of aural and rehearsal skills, and score analysis for the conductor. Intended to satisfy deficiency requirements as a prerequisite for G560 Graduate Choral Conducting or to serve as an elective. Does not satisfy any existing degree requirement in conducting on the graduate level.

MUS  G560 - Graduate Choral Conducting

P: G371 Choral Conducting I or G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting for Graduate Students. For graduate students majoring in fields other than choral conducting. Admission by examination during orientation week. The course may be taken more than once.

MUS  G561 - Master's Choral Conducting I

Study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major works from the choral and choral/orchestral literature are conducted.

MUS  G562 - Master's Choral Conducting II

Study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major works from the choral and choral/orchestral literature are conducted.

MUS  G604 - Master’s Choral Conducting Performance

MUS  G661 - Doctoral Choral Conducting: Renaissance

Study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major works from the choral literature are conducted.

MUS  G662 - Doctoral Choral Conducting: Baroque

Study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major works from the choral and choral/orchestral literature are conducted.

MUS  G663 - Doctoral Choral Conducting: Classic/ Romantic


Study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major works from the choral and choral/orchestral literature are conducted.

MUS  G664 - Doctoral Choral Conducting: Music since 1900

Study of the art and techniques of choral conducting as related to a study of the score. Major works from the choral and choral/orchestral literature are conducted.

MUS  G810 - Doctoral Choral Conducting Performance I

MUS  G811 - Doctoral Choral Conducting Performance II

MUS  M555 - Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation

C: G561 Master’s Choral Conducting I. Introduction for the conductor to techniques of historical research, structural and stylistic analysis of choral literature.

MUS  M565 - Master’s Seminar in Choral Literature

C: G562 Master’s Choral Conducting II. Historical and structural analysis of major choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. Different literature covered each semester. To be taken twice.

MUS  M661 - Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: Renaissance

Historical and analytical studies of major choral literature.

MUS  M662 - Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: Baroque

Historical and analytical studies of major choral literature.

MUS  M663 - Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: Classic/Romantic

Historical and analytical studies of major choral literature.

MUS  M664 - Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: Music since 1900

Historical and analytical studies of major choral literature.

MUS  X70 - University Choral Ensembles

Choral ensembles include the Oratorio Chorus, Pro Arte Singers, University Singers, University Chorale, NOTUS—Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Singing Hoosiers, Opera Chorus, Symphonic Choir, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.