Bands

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2018-19
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The following courses are offered by the Department of Bands. Please check with the department for a list of offerings each semester. The letter "P" identifies those courses that have prerequisites.

Master of Music in Wind Conducting

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in music or its demonstrated equivalent. For additional information, see "Admission Requirements" in the Graduate Division section of this bulletin.

Major

18 credit hours

G579 Master’s Advanced Wind Conducting (3-3-3 cr.)
G605 Master’s Wind Conducting Performance (0 cr.)
M570 Historical Development of Wind Groups and Literature (3 cr.)
M579 Master’s Seminar in Wind Literature (3-3 cr.)

Music History and Literature Requirement

6 credit hours. See “Structure of Master’s Curricula” 

Other Required Credits

6 credit hours. See “Structure of Master’s Curricula” (link is above)

Major Ensemble

2 credit hours each fall and spring semester; assignment determined by wind conducting faculty.

Doctor of Music in Wind Conducting

Admission Requirements

Master’s degree in wind conducting or its demonstrated equivalent. For additional information, see "Admission Requirements" in the Graduate Division section of this bulletin.

Major

36 credit hours

G679 Doctoral Advanced Wind Conducting (3-3-3-3 cr.)
G802 Doctoral Wind Conducting Performance (3 cr.)
M570 Historical Development of Wind Groups and Literature (3 cr.)
M679 Doctoral Seminar in Wind Literature (3-3-3-3 cr.)
Music elective: 3 credit hours selected from courses in band arranging; college music teaching; choral, orchestral, or new music conducting; marching band techniques; orchestration; or other area approved by the department
M620 Doctoral Final Project (3 cr.)

Minor and Other Required Credits

24 credit hours. See “Structure of Doctoral Curricula."

Major Ensemble

2 credit hours each semester until coursework is complete; assignment determined by the department.

Tool Subject

M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.)

MUS  E557 - Band Arranging for Graduate Students

P: Consent of instructor. Practical arranging of music for concert, marching, and pep bands. Transcriptions of appropriate selections from piano, organ, or orchestral literature.

MUS  F466 - Techniques in Marching Bands

For undergraduates and graduates majoring in music education. Techniques for organizing and training marching bands in public schools and at the college level. Planning and charting football shows; rehearsal problems.

MUS  F590 - Techniques in Marching Band for Graduate Students

P: Consent of instructor. Overview of the complete marching band program (college and high school) including show planning, drill writing, administration, and rehearsal techniques.

MUS  G370 - Techniques for Conducting

P: T132 Musical Skills I and T152 Music Theory and Literature II. Fundamentals of score reading and baton technique.

MUS  G373 - Instrumental Conducting

P: G370 Techniques for Conducting. Further development of score reading and conducting technique.

MUS  G382 - Wind Band Literature

P: T231 Musical Skills II and T251 Music Theory and Literature III. An overview of all levels of concert wind band repertoire, with specific emphasis placed on secondary school works of artistic merit. Examination and analysis of the cornerstone works of concert wind band repertoire and their historical significance. Examination of how to effectively program for bands at various ability levels.

MUS  G385 - Wind Band Score Study

P: T231 Musical Skills II and T251 Music Theory and Literature III. P or C: G373 Instrumental Conducting. Study of the techniques of wind band repertoire score study, including score orientation, analysis, and marking procedures. Rehearsal techniques as appropriate for grade 1-3 concert wind band music and grade 4-6 concert wind band music.

MUS  G566 - Interpretation and Conducting of Band Literature I

P: Two semesters of undergraduate conducting or equivalent required. Study of selected concert band literature up to and including grade V material, with an emphasis on original band compositions. Baton technique, score analysis, and rehearsal techniques.

MUS  G567 - Interpretation and Conducting of Band Literature II

P: Two semesters of undergraduate conducting or equivalent required. Study of selected wind literature at the most advanced levels for both small and large ensembles. Continued development of baton and rehearsal techniques and score preparation. Includes rehearsal and performance of selected works.

MUS  G579 - Master's Advanced Wind Conducting

P: Admission to the wind conducting program and consent of instructor. Baton technique and critical analysis of scores; rehearsal and interpretive problems.

MUS  G679 - Doctoral Advanced Wind Conducting


P: Admission to the wind conducting program and consent of instructor. Baton technique and critical analysis of scores; rehearsal and interpretive problems.

MUS  G802 - Doctoral Wind Conducting Performance

MUS  M570 - Historical Development of Wind Groups and Literature

A comprehensive study of wind groups focusing on instrumentation and literature from its earliest beginnings to the present. Special emphasis on major works, composers, stylistic changes, and programming.

MUS  M579 - Master's Seminar in Wind Literature

Variable topics for majors in wind conducting. Wind literature selected according to genre, chamber winds, wind ensemble, and concert band.

MUS  M679 - Doctoral Seminar in Wind Literature

Variable topics. Historical and analytical study of major wind literature. Participation in the work of the band department required.

MUS  X50 - Marching Hundred for Non-Music Majors

Open to all enrolled students on the Bloomington campus.

MUS  X410 - Athletic Pep Bands

Open to students inside and outside the Jacobs School of Music. Does not fulfill the major ensemble requirement for music majors.