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Music and Vocal Arts

MUS1000 Piano/Instrumental Performance and Repertoire (1)
Corequisite:
MUS 1605 or permission of instructor
A performance workshop designed to explore and conquer the challenges performers face on stage and in auditions. Students at each level develop knowledge of extensive and varied repertoire from their own work and from that of other performers. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1005 Vocal Performance and Repertoire (1)
Corequisite:
MUS1600 or permission of instructor
A performance workshop designed to apply the vocal skills learned in the private studio and bring repertoire to audition and performance readiness. Singers learn audition and performance strategies and develop knowledge of extensive and varied repertoire from their own work and that of other performers. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1050 Opera Workshop (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Audition and permission of instructor.
Students participate in the preparation and performance process for workshops and/or productions. Open to majors and nonmajors. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1063 Chanteurs Concert Choir (1)
The choir offers rehearsal and performance of choral works in various styles. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. Open to majors and nonmajors.

MUS1065 Camerata Chamber Ensemble (1)
Prerequisite: 
Audition and permission of instructor
Camerata is a chamber ensemble, including both instrumentalists and vocalists. Students study, rehearse, and perform ensemble pieces selected by the instructor. Repertoire includes early music through contemporary styles. Emphasis is on ensemble musicianship, collaboration, and performance skills. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1070 Orchestra (1)
Prerequisites
: Audition and permission of instructor
This course offers rehearsal and performance of serious orchestral works with the Redwood or Peninsula Symphony. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required.  Open to majors and nonmajors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1101 Music Fundamentals (3)
A survey of the basic skills necessary for further study in music for any instrument or voice. Included will be reading clefs, notes, rhythms, musical terms, and basic piano technique. This course is a prerequisite to MUS1200, and the units earned do not contribute toward electives in the major.

MUS1120 Musical Theatre Workshop (1-4)
Prerequisites: 
Audition and permission of instructor
Students are taught the skills and techniques required to prepare and perform individual and group musical numbers along with audition skills in singing, dancing, and acting. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1145 Keyboard Proficiency (3)
Intended for Music major instrumentalists and vocalists, this course develops the skills of musicians on the keyboard with emphasis on sight reading and harmonization of melodies. Students will learn appropriate piano playing habits and the skills to accompany themselves or others as well as to learn and enjoy personal repertoire. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1150 Computer Applications in Music (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
A study of computer and synthesizer applications in music, including performance and sequencing, recording, transposing, and programs for developing musicianship skills, creating original compositions, and notating music.

MUS1200 Music Theory I (3)
Prerequisite:
MUS1101 or by placement at this level
Students are taught the basics of piano technique and the fundamentals of music theory, including melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, and texture. The student develops sight-reading and beginning sight-singing skills. The course includes utilization of music technology and experience in music listening. This course is open to majors and non-majors. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

MUS1201 Musicianship (1)
Students are taught the basics of applied rhythm skills, interval recognition, and sight reading. The student develops sight-reading and beginning sight-singing skills. May be repeated once for credit.

MUS1205 Music Theory II (3)
Prerequisite:
MUS 1200 or permission of instructor
This course continues from MUS1200 with increasing focus on musicianship skills, sight singing, music dictation, diatonic harmony, and keyboard skills.

MUS1210 Music Theory III (3)
Prerequisite:
MUS 1200 or permission of instructor
This course continues focus on musicianship and keyboard skills as well as use of music technology with a new focus on chromatic harmony.

MUS1215 Music Theory IV (3)
Prerequisite:
MUS1200 or permission of instructor
Advanced musicianship skills, keyboard skills, 20th century techniques, and music of diverse cultural sources.

MUS1310 Creative Arts Experience (3)
This course explores the abundant musical, theatrical, and artistic events on the NDNU campus by offering students the opportunity to attend recitals, concerts, musicals, plays, operas, and gallery events for credit. Through lectures and discussions, students will gain a deeper understanding of the context and meaning behind each event, leading to a more fulfilling experience. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

MUS1315 Rock Music History and Culture (3)
This course explores the history and evolution of rock music in our popular culture.

MUS1320 World Music (CDiv) (3)
A study of music in cultures throughout the world, including China, Japan, India, Bali, Java, Africa, South America, and the Near East. Fulfills 3 units of the General Education Cultural Diversity Requirement.

MUS1407 Beginning Voice Class (1)
This course teaches basic techniques for singing in all styles from classic through rock. It is open to non-majors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1600 Individual Instruction: Voice (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Lower-division students take individual weekly lessons in voice. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior vocal study, and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. Three units satisfy the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement if taken within a four-semester sequence. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1605 Individual Instruction: Piano (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Lower-division students take individual weekly lessons in piano. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior study and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. Three units satisfy the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement if taken within a four-semester sequence. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1607 Individual Instruction: Collaborative Piano (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Lower-division students study the art of vocal and instrumental piano collaboration on an individual basis. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1610 Individual Instruction: Instrument (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Lower-division students take individual weekly lessons in an instrument. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior study and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. Three units satisfy the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement if taken within a four-semester sequence. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1612 Individual Instruction: Conducting (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Lower-division students study conducting history, styles, and techniques on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written and applied projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1613 Individual Instruction: Composition (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Lower-division students study music composition on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written and performance projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1614 Individual Instruction: Music Theory (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Lower-division students study music theory on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1615 Vocal Coaching (1)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Corequisite: MUS1600 or MUS1605
Lower-division students rehearse and perfect repertoire as determined by the Individual Vocal Instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1700 Beginning Guitar (3)
Basic guitar techniques and training in reading music for guitar, presented in a class setting so that beginners can learn more quickly. Open to nonmajors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1725 Class Piano (2)
This is an introduction to basic piano technique and repertoire for beginners. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1730 Ensemble (1-3)
Prerequisite
: Permission of instructor
Ensemble offers flexible rehearsal and performance opportunities in the student’s chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1750 Introduction to Music Management (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This course focuses on in-depth study of concert, musical theatre, and opera presentation and production, including fundraising, promotion, and audience development. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required.

MUS1786 Special Topics (1-3)
Prerequisite
: Permission of instructor
Topics include seminars and special lectures that are not offered on a regular basis. The course addresses a specific need, a current interest, and/or a trend in the field pertaining to the program’s curriculum. Consult syllabus as content will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with different syllabus.

MUS1890 Music Management Internship (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This internship provides classroom training and in-the-field experience in concert, musical theatre, and opera management and promotion. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS1999 Independent Study (1-3)
An independent study provides an opportunity for research under the direction of an instructor. See Undergraduate Policies and Procedures section on Independent Study for more details.

MUS2000 Piano/Instrumental Performance and Repertoire (1)
Corequisite:
MUS2605 or permission of instructor
A performance workshop designed to explore and conquer the challenges performers face on stage and in auditions. Students at each level develop knowledge of extensive and varied repertoire from their own work and from that of other performers. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2005 Vocal Performance and Repertoire (1)
Corequisite:
MUS2600 or permission of instructor
A performance workshop designed to apply the vocal skills learned in the private studio and bring repertoire to audition and performance readiness. Singers learn audition and performance strategies and develop knowledge of extensive and varied repertoire from their own work and that of other performers. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2050 Opera Workshop (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
Students participate in the preparation and performance process for workshops and/or productions. Open to majors and nonmajors. Upper-division students have additional requirements. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2063 Chanteurs Concert Choir (1)
The choir offers rehearsal and performance of choral works in various styles. Open to majors and nonmajors. Upper-division students have additional responsibilities in preparation and performance. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2065 Camerata Chamber Ensemble (1)
Prerequisites: 
Audition and permission of instructor
Camerata is a chamber ensemble, including both instrumentalists and vocalists. Students study, rehearse, and perform ensemble pieces selected by the instructor. Repertoire includes early music through contemporary styles. Emphasis is on ensemble musicianship, collaboration, and performance skills. Upper-division students will have additional preparation and performance responsibilities. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2070 Orchestra (1)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
This course offers rehearsal and performance of serious orchestral works with the Redwood or Peninsula Symphony. Open to majors and nonmajors. Upper-division students have additional preparation and performance responsibilities. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2120 Musical Theatre Workshop (1-4)
Prerequisites
: Audition and permission of instructor
Students are taught the skills and techniques required to prepare and perform individual and group musical numbers along with audition skills in singing, dancing, and acting. Upper-division students have additional preparation and performance requirements. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2125 Musical Theatre History/Repertoire I (3)
This is a survey of the development of the modern musical. The course traces the beginnings of theatrical musicals from the 17th and 18th centuries and studies the major innovations in structure, composition, and performance to the present.

MUS2150 Computer Applications in Music (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
A study of computer and synthesizer applications in music, including performance and sequencing, recording, transposing, and programs for developing musicianship skills, creating original compositions, and notating music. Upper-division students fulfill additional requirements.

MUS2201 Advanced Musicianship (1)
Prerequisite
: MUS 1201 or approval of instructor
Students develop complex applied rhythm skills, interval recognition, and sight reading. May be repeated once for credit.

MUS2225W History of Musical Performance I (4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This is the first of a four-course/four-semester sequence that explores the history and literature of musical performance from ancient Greece to the present. Fulfills 1 unit of the Upper-Division Writing requirement.

MUS2230W History of Musical Performance II (4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This is the second of a four-course/four-semester sequence that explores the history and literature of musical performance from ancient Greece to the present. Fulfills 1 unit of the Upper-Division Writing requirement.

MUS2235W History of Musical Performance III (4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This is the third of a four-course/four-semester sequence that explores the history and literature of musical performance from ancient Greece to the present. Fulfills 1 unit of the Upper-Division Writing requirement.

MUS2240W History of Musical Performance IV (4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This is the fourth of a four-course/four-semester sequence that explores the history and literature of musical performance from ancient Greece to the present. Fulfills 1 unit of the Upper-Division Writing requirement.

MUS2310 Creative Arts Experience (3)
This course explores the abundant musical, theatrical, and artistic events on the NDNU campus by offering students the opportunity to attend recitals, concerts, musicals, plays, operas, and gallery events for credit. Through lectures and discussions, students will gain a deeper understanding of the context and meaning behind each event, leading to a more fulfilling experience. Upper-division students fulfill additional requirements. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

MUS2315 Rock Music History and Culture (3)
This course explores the history and evolution of rock music in our popular culture. Upper-division students fulfill additional requirements.

MUS2320 World Music (CDiv) (3)
A study of music in cultures throughout the world, including China, Japan, India, Bali, Java, Africa, South America, and the Near East. Upper-division students fulfill additional requirements. Fulfills 3 units of the General Education Cultural Diversity requirement.

MUS2325 Voice and Speech for Music Theatre (1)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This course explores speech production and projection for the music theatre performer. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2405 Vocal Pedagogy I (3)
An in-depth study of teaching others how to sing in various techniques from classic to rock.  This course explores the physical makeup of the vocal instrument as well as practical exercises to help build the singing voice.

MUS2407 Vocal Pedagogy II (3)
Prerequisite:
MUS2405 or permission of instructor
A continuation of MUS2405 with guided teaching in the voice studio. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2500 Conducting (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This course explores techniques of vocal and instrumental conducting, including beat patterns, classical instruments requiring transposition, cueing, and dynamics.

MUS2505 Composing and Improvising (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This is a workshop in musical composition and improvisation. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2520 Form and Analysis (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Students study musical forms and analyze compositions of various styles and periods.

MUS2525 English Diction for Singers (2)
Prerequisite:
MUS2600 or permission of instructor
This is an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet and its use in learning to sing clearly in English.

MUS2530 Italian Diction for Singers (2)
Prerequisite:
MUS2525 or permission of instructor
This course discusses the fundamentals of Italian grammar, vocabulary and phonetics, and their use in learning to sing effectively in Italian.

MUS2535 French Diction for Singers (2)
Prerequisite:
MUS2525 or permission of instructor
This course discusses the fundamentals of French grammar, vocabulary and phonetics, and their use in learning to sing effectively in French.

MUS2540 German Diction for Singers (2)
Prerequisite:
MUS2525 or permission of instructor
This course discusses the fundamentals of German grammar, vocabulary and phonetics, and their use in learning to sing effectively in German.

MUS2600 Individual Instruction: Voice (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Upper-division students take individual weekly lessons in voice. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior vocal study, and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. Three units satisfy the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement if taken within a four-semester sequence. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2605 Individual Instruction: Piano (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Upper-division students take individual weekly lessons in piano. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior study and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. Three units satisfy the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement if taken within a four-semester sequence. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2607 Individual Instruction: Collaborative Piano (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Upper-division students study the art of vocal and instrumental piano collaboration on an individual basis. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2610 Individual Instruction: Instrument (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Upper-division students take individual weekly lessons in an instrument. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior study and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. Three units satisfy the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement if taken within a four-semester sequence. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2612 Individual Instruction: Conducting (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Upper-division students study conducting history, styles, and techniques on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written and applied projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2613 Individual Instruction: Composition (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Upper-division students study music composition on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written and performance projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2614 Individual Instruction: Music Theory (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Upper-division students study music theory on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2615 Vocal Coaching (1)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Corequisite: MUS2600 or MUS2605
Upper-division students rehearse and perfect repertoire as determined by the Individual Vocal Instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2700 Guitar (3)
Guitar techniques and training in reading music for guitar, presented in a class setting. Open to nonmajors. Upper-division students fulfill additional requirements. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2705 Recital (1)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Corequisite: Individual Instruction in the major instrument and/or MUS2615 for Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre emphasis during semesters of recital preparation and performance. Students give a public presentation of selected musical repertoire under the guidance of the student’s individual instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2725 Class Piano (2)
Students learn piano technique and repertoire. Upper-division students fulfill additional requirements. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2730 Ensemble (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Ensemble offers flexible rehearsal and performance opportunities in the student’s chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2786 Special Topics (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Special topics utilized for seminars and special lectures that are not offered on a regular basis. The course addresses a specific need, a current interest, and/or a trend in the field pertaining to the program’s curriculum. Consult syllabus as content will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with different syllabus.

MUS2800 Music Theatre Acting Styles (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
This is an advanced workshop in techniques for the music and musical theatre performer working in both real- and suspended-time with strategies for integrating these techniques into the complete lyric theatre performance. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2805 Music Theatre Dance Styles (1-3)
Prerequisites
: Audition and permission of instructor
This workshop deals with techniques for the music and musical theatre performer with strategies for integrating these techniques into the complete lyric theatre performance. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2810 Music Theatre Vocal Styles (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
This workshop deals with techniques for the music and musical theatre performer with strategies for integrating these techniques into the complete lyric theatre performance. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2890 Music Management Internship (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This internship provides classroom training and in-the-field experience in concert, musical theatre, and opera management and promotion. Upper-division students assume additional projects and responsibilities. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2891 Musical Theatre Internship (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair
Students apply accumulated skills and techniques in a performance position in an off-campus, professionally produced musical theatre production. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2985 Musical Theatre Project (1-3)
Prerequisites
: Audition and permission of instructor
Students prepare and present a musical theatre program under faculty direction. May be repeated for credit.

MUS2986 Musical Theatre Final Project (3)
Prerequisites:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Students prepare and present a musical theatre program as a final project under faculty direction.

MUS2994 Teaching Assistant (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Students assist instructors in various areas of class management, course development, and instruction.

MUS2999 Independent Study (1-3)
An independent study provides an opportunity for independent study or research under the direction of an instructor. See Undergraduate Policies and Procedures section on Independent Study for more details.

MUS3000 Level Course Work
Graduate students may be permitted to take upper-division undergraduate courses (2000-2999) for graduate credit with prior approval of their Program Director. Approved courses counting toward graduate credit will be identified on student transcripts as 3000-3999.

MUS4000 Piano/Instrumental Performance and Repertoire (1)
Corequisite:
MUS4605 or permission of instructor
A performance workshop designed to explore and conquer the challenges performers face on stage and in auditions. Students at each level develop knowledge of extensive and varied repertoire from their own work and from that of other performers. Graduate students have additional responsibilities and may assist directors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4005 Vocal Performance and Repertoire (1)
Corequisite:
MUS4600 or permission of instructor
A performance workshop designed to apply the vocal skills learned in the private studio and bring repertoire to audition and performance readiness. Singers learn audition and performance strategies and develop knowledge of extensive and varied repertoire from their own work and that of other performers. Graduate students have additional responsibilities and may assist directors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4050 Opera Workshop (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
Students participate in the preparation and performance process for workshops and/or productions. Graduate students have additional responsibilities and may assist directors. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4063 Chanteurs Concert Choir (1)
The choir offers rehearsal and performance of choral works in various styles. Graduate students have additional preparation and performance responsibilities and may assist directors. Open to MFA and nonmusic students. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4065 Camerata Chamber Ensemble (1)
Prerequisites: 
Audition and permission of instructor
Camerata is a chamber ensemble, including both instrumentalists and vocalists. Students study, rehearse, and perform ensemble pieces selected by the instructor. Repertoire includes early music through contemporary styles. Emphasis is on ensemble musicianship, collaboration, and performance skills. Graduate students have additional preparation and performance responsibilities and may assist directors. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4070 Orchestra (1)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
Open to MFA and nonmusic students, this course offers rehearsal and performance of serious orchestral works with the Redwood or Peninsula Symphony. Upper-division students have additional preparation and performance responsibilities. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4120 Musical Theatre Workshop (1-4)
Prerequisites: 
Audition and permission of instructor
Students are taught the skills and techniques required to prepare and perform individual and group musical numbers along with audition skills in singing, dancing, and acting. Graduate students have additional preparation and performance requirements and may assist directors. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4125 Musical Theatre: History and Repertoire I (3)
This is a survey of the development of the modern musical. The course traces the beginnings of theatrical musicals from the 17th and 18th centuries and studies the major innovations in structure, composition, and performance to the present. Students participating at the graduate level have additional research, writing, and presentation responsibilities appropriate to the advanced student.

MUS4300 History and Literature of Piano Music (3)
Prerequisite
: Permission of instructor
This is an in-depth study of the forms and literature of keyboard music.

MUS4305 History of Opera and Musical Theatre (3)
Prerequisite
: Permission of instructor
This is an in-depth study of the development of the lyric theatre.

MUS4310 History of Vocal Literature (3)
Prerequisite: 
Permission of instructor
This is an in-depth study of the development of song.

MUS4315 Rock Music History and Culture (3)
This course explores the history and evolution of rock music in our popular culture. Students participating at the graduate level have additional research, writing, and presentation responsibilities appropriate to the advanced student.

MUS4325 Voice and Speech for Music Theatre (1)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This course deals with the speech production and projection for the music theatre performer. Graduate students fulfill requirements appropriate to the advanced performer. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4400 Piano Pedagogy I (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This course explores piano studio teaching techniques.

MUS4402 Piano Pedagogy II (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
MUS4402 builds on MUS4400 with an in-depth exploration of piano studio teaching techniques.

MUS4405 Vocal Pedagogy I (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This is an in-depth course exploration of teaching others how to sing. This course explores the physical makeup of the vocal instrument as well as practical exercises to help build the singing voice.

MUS4407 Vocal Pedagogy II (3)
Prerequisite:
MUS4405 or permission of instructor
MUS4407 is a continuation of MUS4405 with guided teaching in the voice studio. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4500 Conducting (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This is a conducting workshop in application of techniques. Graduate students have additional projects appropriate to the advanced student.

MUS4505 Composing and Improvising (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This is a workshop in musical composition and improvisation. Students participating at the graduate level have additional preparation and performance responsibilities appropriate to the advanced student. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4550 Graduate Seminar I (3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Student projects focus on research methodology and analysis of musical performance.

MUS4555 Graduate Seminar II (3)
Prerequisite:
MUS4550 or permission of instructor
Continuation of MUS4550; student projects focus on research methodology and analysis of musical performance.

MUS4600 Individual Instruction: Voice (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Graduate students take individual weekly lessons in voice. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior vocal study, and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4605 Individual Instruction: Piano (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Graduate students take individual weekly lessons in piano. It may include repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior study, and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4607 Individual Instruction: Collaborative Piano (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Graduate students study the art of vocal and instrumental piano collaboration on an individual basis. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4610 Individual Instruction: Instrument (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Graduate students take individual weekly lessons in an instrument. It may include repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior study, and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4612 Individual Instruction: Conducting (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Graduate students study conducting history, styles, and techniques on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written and applied projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4613 Individual Instruction: Composition (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Graduate students study music composition on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written and performance projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4614 Individual Instruction: Music Theory (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Graduate students study music theory on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4615 Vocal Coaching (1)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Corequisite: MUS4600 or MUS4605
Graduate students rehearse and perfect repertoire as determined by the Individual Vocal Instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4700 Graduate Lecture Recital (1)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor.
Corequisite:  Individual Instruction in the major instrument and/or MUS4615 for Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre emphasis during semesters of recital preparation and performance. Students give a public presentation, including both lecture-analysis and performance of selected musical repertoire under the guidance of the student’s individual instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4705 Graduate Final Recital (1)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Corequisite:  Individual Instruction in the major instrument and/or MUS4615 for Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre emphasis during semesters of recital preparation and performance. Students give a public presentation of selected musical repertoire under the guidance of the student’s individual instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4730 Ensemble (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Ensemble offers flexible rehearsal and performance opportunities in the student’s chosen area of emphasis. Graduate students have additional preparation and performance responsibilities and may assist directors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4786 Special Topics (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Special topics are utilized for seminars and special lectures that are not offered on a regular basis. The course addresses a specific need, a current interest, and/or a trend in the field pertaining to the program’s curriculum. Consult syllabus as content will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with different syllabus.

MUS4800 Music Theatre Acting Styles (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
This is an advanced workshop in techniques for the music and musical theatre performer working in both real- and suspended-time with strategies for integrating these techniques into the complete lyric theatre performance. Graduate and certificate students fulfill additional skill requirements. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4805 Music Theatre Dance Styles (1-3)
Prerequisites
: Audition and permission of instructor
This workshop deals with techniques for the music and musical theatre performer with strategies for integrating these techniques into the complete lyric theatre performance. Graduate and certificate students fulfill additional skill requirements. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4810 Music Theatre Vocal Styles (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
This is an advanced workshop in techniques for the music and musical theatre performer with strategies for integrating these techniques into the complete lyric theatre performance. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4885 Graduate Final Project (3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
Students prepare individual projects related to performance. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4890 Music Management Internship (1-3)
Prerequisite
: Permission of instructor
This internship provides classroom training and in-the-field experience in concert, musical theatre, and opera management and promotion. Students participating at the graduate level assume additional projects and responsibilities and may assist the instructor as supervisors to undergraduates. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4891 Musical Theatre Internship (1-3)
Prerequisite
: Permission of Department Chair
Students apply accumulated skills and techniques in a performance position in an off-campus, professionally produced musical theatre production. Graduate students assume additional projects and may have supervisory duties. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4985 Graduate Musical Theatre Project (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
Students prepare and present a musical theatre program appropriate to the advanced student under direction of faculty. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4994 Teaching Assistant (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Students assist instructors in various areas of class management, course development, and instruction. Graduate students assume additional responsibilities and may have supervisory duties. May be repeated for credit.

MUS4999 Independent Study (1-3)
The independent study provides an opportunity for study or research under the direction of an instructor. See Graduate Policies and Procedures section on Independent Study for more details.

MUS6000 Piano/Instrumental Performance and Repertoire (1)
Corequisite:
MUS6605 or permission of instructor
A performance workshop designed to explore and conquer the challenges performers face on stage and in auditions. Students at each level develop knowledge of extensive and varied repertoire from their own work and from that of other performers. Certificate students have additional responsibilities appropriate to the advanced performer. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6005 Vocal Performance and Repertoire (1)
Corequisite:
MUS6600 or permission of instructor
A performance workshop designed to apply the vocal skills learned in the private studio and bring repertoire to audition and performance readiness. Singers learn audition and performance strategies and develop knowledge of extensive and varied repertoire from their own work and that of other performers. Certificate students have additional responsibilities appropriate to the advanced performer. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6050 Opera Workshop (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
Students participate in the preparation and performance process for workshops and/or productions. Certificate students have additional responsibilities appropriate to the advanced performer. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6063 Chanteurs Concert Choir (1)
The choir offers rehearsal and performance of choral works in various styles. Certificate students have additional performance responsibilities appropriate to the advanced performer. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6065 Camerata Chamber Ensemble (1)
Prerequisites: 
Audition and permission of instructor
Camerata is a chamber ensemble, including both instrumentalists and vocalists. Students study, rehearse, and perform ensemble pieces selected by the instructor. Repertoire includes early music through contemporary styles. Emphasis is on ensemble musicianship, collaboration, and performance skills. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. Certificate students have additional preparation and performance responsibilities appropriate to the advanced performer. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6070 Orchestra (1)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
This course offers rehearsal and performance of serious orchestral works with the Redwood or Peninsula Symphony. Certificate students have additional preparation and performance responsibilities appropriate to the advanced performer. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6120 Musical Theatre Workshop (1-3)
Prerequisites: 
Audition and permission of instructor
Students are taught the skills and techniques required to prepare and perform individual and group musical numbers along with audition skills in singing, dancing, and acting. Certificate students have additional preparation and performance requirements appropriate to the advanced performer and may assist the directors. Rehearsal and performance time outside class time is required. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6325 Voice and Speech for Music Theatre (1)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Students learn speech production and projection for the music theatre performer. Certificate students fulfill requirements appropriate to the advanced performer. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6600 Individual Instruction: Voice (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Certificate students take individual weekly lessons in voice. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior vocal study, and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6605 Individual Instruction: Piano (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Additional fees apply.
Certificate students take individual weekly lessons in piano. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior study, and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6607 Individual Instruction: Collaborative Piano (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Certificate students study the art of vocal and instrumental piano collaboration on an individual basis. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6610 Individual Instruction: Instrument (1-4)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Certificate students take individual weekly lessons in an instrument. Repertoire, ensemble participation, and technical development projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's chosen area of emphasis, prior study, and experience. Students are evaluated at entry to the program and through jury evaluations at the end of each semester. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6612 Individual Instruction: Conducting (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Certificate students study conducting history, styles, and techniques on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written and applied projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6613 Individual Instruction: Composition (1-4)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Additional fees apply.
Certificate students study music composition on an individual basis with assigned faculty. Written and performance projects are determined by the instructor according to the student's level and chosen area of emphasis. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6615 Vocal Coaching (1)
Prerequisites:
Audition for Department Chair and permission of instructor
Corequisite:  MUS6600 or MUS6605
Certificate students rehearse and perfect repertoire determined by the Individual Vocal Instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6700 Graduate Lecture Recital (1)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Corequisite:  Individual Instruction in the major instrument and/or MUS6615 for Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre emphasis during semesters of recital preparation and performance
Students give a public presentation, including both lecture-analysis and performance of selected musical repertoire under the guidance of the student’s individual instructor. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6705 Graduate Final Recital (1)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair and instructor
Corequisite:  Individual Instruction in the major instrument and/or MUS6615 for Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre emphasis during semesters of recital preparation and performance. Students give a public presentation of selected musical repertoire under the guidance of the student’s individual instructor.

MUS6730 Ensemble (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Ensemble offers flexible rehearsal and performance opportunities in the student’s chosen area of emphasis. Certificate students have additional preparation and performance requirements appropriate to the advanced performer and may assist the directors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6786 Special Topics (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
This course is utilized for topics that are not offered on a regular basis. The course addresses a specific need, a current interest, and/or a trend in the field. Consult syllabus as content will vary from semester to semester. Certificate students have additional preparation and performance requirements appropriate to the advanced performer and may assist the directors. May be repeated for credit with different syllabus.

MUS6800 Music Theatre Acting Styles (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
This is an advanced workshop in techniques for the music and musical theatre performer working in both real- and suspended-time with strategies for integrating these techniques into the complete lyric theatre performance. Emphasis for certificate students is on application of skills to professional audition/performance. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6805 Music Theatre Dance Styles (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
This workshop deals with techniques for the music and musical theatre performer with strategies for integrating these techniques into the complete lyric theatre performance. Emphasis placed on a student’s ability to quickly learn and perform dance combinations in an audition situation. Emphasis for certificate students is on application of skills to professional audition/performance. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6810 Music Theatre Vocal Styles (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
This workshop deals with techniques for the music and musical theatre performer with strategies for integrating these techniques into the complete lyric theatre performance. Emphasis for certificate students is on application of skills to professional audition/performance. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6885 Graduate Final Project (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
Students prepare individual projects related to performance. Certificate students have additional preparation and performance requirements appropriate to the advanced performer and may assist the directors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6890 Music Management Internship (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
The internship provides classroom training and in-the-field experience in concert, musical theatre, and opera management and promotion. Certificate students assume additional projects and responsibilities and may assume supervisory duties. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6891 Musical Theatre Internship (1-3)
Prerequisite:
Permission of Department Chair
Students apply accumulated skills and techniques in a performance position in an off-campus, professionally produced musical theatre production. Certificate students have additional preparation and performance requirements appropriate to the advanced performer and may assist the directors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS6985 Graduate Musical Theatre Project (1-3)
Prerequisites:
Audition and permission of instructor
Students prepare and present a musical theatre program. Certificate students have preparation and performance requirements appropriate to the advanced performer and may assist the directors. May be repeated for credit.