Courses

  • MUSC-1000 Recital Attendance

    Regular attendance at on and off campus musical performances. Required each semester for music majors. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1023 Fundamentals of Music Theory

    Includes notation and drills in keys, scales, intervals, triads, and score reading, and emphasizes basic skills in sight-reading rhythm and pitch in bass and treble clefs. The course is not applicable for credit in major, but is required if the student is unable to pass minimum requirements for admission to MUSC-1112 (which follows in the music theory sequence). This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MUSC-1112 Music Theory I

    Chord connection, four-part writing, cadences, dictation and sight singing of intervals, scales and melodies, rhythms, broken chords and keyboard application. Class - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MUSC-1211 Ear Training II

    Class - 2 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MUSC-1212 Music Theory II

    Class - 2 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MUSC-1301 Vocal Ensemble

    A student may register for credit in an ensemble in which he or she performs if the group is sufficiently active to justify the credit. Permission of instructor required. This course is offered as needed.

  • MUSC-1311 University Chorale

    The OC Chorale offers opportunities for experience in choral singing. A wide range of both sacred and secular choral literature is studied with numerous performances scheduled. Participation of members in all scheduled rehearsals and performances is required. Membership by audition. Rehearsal - 4 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1321 Music Production Workshop

    Requires at least 60 hours in rehearsal and performance on stage in a faculty-directed campus musical production. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1331 Symphonic Band

    The OC Symphonic Band performs for campus functions, in concert and on tour. Participation of all members in scheduled rehearsals and performances is required. Membership by audition. Rehearsal - 4 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1341 Jazz Ensemble

    Large ensemble jazz music is the emphasis of this group. Performs for campus and civic functions in concert and on tour. Membership by audition. Rehearsal - 3 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1351 Instrumental Ensemble

    A student may register for credit in an ensemble in which he or she performs if the group is sufficiently active to justify the credit. This might include such groups as brass choir or OC-s Sweat Band, a group performing at home basketball games in the -Eagles- Nest.- This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1361 Orchestra

    Credit for orchestra is available to OC students through participation in the Oklahoma Community Orchestra, the university-s official orchestra-in-residence. Permission required. Rehearsal - 2.5 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1381 Opera Studio

    Requires at least 60 hours in rehearsal and performance on stage in a faculty-directed campus opera production. Offered spring semester. This course is offered as needed.

  • MUSC-1391 Chamber Singers

    The study and performance of significant choral works from all periods of musical style. Membership by audition. Rehearsal - 3 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1451 University Chamber Orchestra

    The OC chamber orchestra studies chamber music of varied musical styles and performs concerts for university and civic programs. Sight-reading skills also are emphasized. Membership by permission. Rehearsal - 2.5 hours per week. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1451 University Chamber Orchestra

    The OC chamber orchestra studies chamber music of varied musical styles and performs concerts for university and civic programs. Sight-reading skills also are emphasized. Membership by permission. Rehearsal - 2.5 hours per week. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1501 Piano

    This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1511 Voice

    This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1531 Brass Instrument

    This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1541 Woodwind Instrument

    This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1551 Percussion Instrument

    This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1561 String Instrument

    This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1571 Guitar

    This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1581 Class Piano I

    An introduction to piano playing for the student with little or no prior keyboard experience. Instruction will stress understanding notation of pitch and rhythm; playing with appropriate fingering, articulation and dynamics; gaining technical facility and coordination between hands; playing pieces in major and minor five-finger patterns; and playing melodies with triad accompaniments. Some selections will be memorized. Class meets 2 hours per week. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1612 Applied Composition

    This course is normally offered every semester. There is a fee per credit hour for this course.

  • MUSC-1671 Class Guitar

    An introduction to guitar playing for the beginning student. Instruction will focus on playing fundamental chords, scales, and strumming techniques, and on the introduction of tablature, standard notation, and harmonics. Class meets 1 hour per week. (Does not fulfill the requirement for music education majors.) This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1681 Class Piano II

    Continuation of skills presented in Class Piano I or previous keyboard experience. Students will sight read and play ensemble and solo repertoire of various styles and technical studies in major and minor keys. Basic skills emphasized include 2-octave major and minor scales; major, all types of triads in progressions, inversions, and arpeggios; harmonizing melodies, using diatonic and second chords appropriately; and using the damper pedal. Classes normally limited to eight students. Class meets 2 hours per week. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-1691 Applied Improvisation

    Private lesson in jazz improvisation with the instrument of the student-s choice. This course is normally offered every semester. There is a fee per credit hour for this course.

  • MUSC-2013 Music Appreciation

    A survey course designed to furnish a basis for intelligent appreciation for music with opportunity for students to listen to recordings and to attend concerts.

  • MUSC-2111 Ear Training III

    Class - 2 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MUSC-2112 Music Theory III

    Class - 2 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MUSC-2211 Ear Training Iv

    Class - 2 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MUSC-2212 Music Theory Iv

    Class - 2 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MUSC-2512 Diction I: English and Italian

    A study of the International Phonetic Alphabet as it pertains to the singing of English and Italian song and opera literature. Offered spring semester odd years. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • MUSC-2522 Diction II: French and German

    A study of the International Phonetic Alphabet as it pertains to the singing of German and French song and opera literature. Offered fall semester odd years. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • MUSC-2581 Class Piano III

    Continues functional piano skills from Class Piano II or previous keyboard experience. The primary focus is learning to play intermediate repertoire from various historical periods of music with appropriate style and fluency. Assignments provide opportunity to develop skills in sight reading, playing I-IV-I-V-I progressions in all keys and positions, playing 2-octave scales in all keys, harmonizing and transposing melodies using diatonic triads, seventh chords, and secondary chords. The final exam for Class Piano III includes the opportunity to pass the repertoire section of the Piano Proficiency Exam, which is a graduation requirement for OC music majors. Classes normally limited to eight students. Class meets 2 hours per week. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MUSC-2681 Class Piano IV

    This is the capstone course in the pursuit of functional piano skills for music majors. Assignments continue to develop technical skill in playing scales, chord progressions, modulations, and ensemble repertoire. Emphasis is placed on harmonizing and improvising accompaniments in various styles, score reading, and accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists fluently. The final exam includes the sight reading, accompanying, and functional skills sections of the Piano Proficiency Exam, which is a graduation requirement for all music majors. Students must continue to enroll in piano until the exam is passed with a score of 85- or better. Classes normally limited to eight students. Class meets 2 hours per week. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • MUSC-3000 Junior Recital

    Solo recital performance on major instrument in the student-s junior year. This course is offered as needed.

  • MUSC-3121 Class Woodwinds

    A practical study of woodwind instruments of the band with emphasis on embouchure development, articulation techniques and general pedagogical principles. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • MUSC-3131 Class Brass

    A practical study of the brass instruments of the band with emphasis on embouchure development, articulation techniques and general pedagogical principles. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • MUSC-3141 Class Percussion

    A practical study of the percussion instruments of the band including an introduction to rudiments and basic playing technique plus an overview of all the instruments of the section. This course is normally offered fall semester even years. This course normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • MUSC-3151 Class Strings

    A practical study of the string instruments of the orchestra with emphasis on bowing techniques, articulation, performance and general pedagogical principles. Offered fall semester odd years. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • MUSC-3213 Perspectives in World Music

    The goal of this course is to enable the student to become an active listener and observer of music from many different cultures. Particular emphasis will placed on understanding how non-Western music traditions compare with and contrast to Western music traditions. It is the intention of this course to expand the student-s awareness of the power of music, both as a human expression and a reflection of culture. The student will identify shaping trends and influences, the hybridization of multiple music cultures, and will examine the concept of -globalization- as it might apply to music. In order to accomplish course goals, students will learn how to listen to music in an active and conscious way. This will require the identification and analysis of the elements of music at work in each musical example we listen to (these include melody, rhythm, harmony, form, and timbre.) This course is normally offered every semester and in the summer.

  • MUSC-3323 Music History I: Ancient Music Through the Renaissance

    An introduction to ancient non-Western music and to music from the beginnings of Western civilization through the Renaissance period. The course begins with a brief overview of Western and non-Western music through all time periods, along with a primer for strengthening listening skills. The course features style analysis-visual and aural-of representative compositions and analysis of the relationship of music to socio-cultural background. This course is normally offered every third semester.

  • MUSC-3333 Music History II: Baroque and Classical Music

    Continuation of Musc 3323. An overview of Western (and selected non-Western) music from the early Baroque through the Classical era (approximately 1600-1820). The course features style analysis-visual and aural-of representative compositions and analysis of the relationship of music to socio-cultural background. This course is normally offered every third semester.

  • MUSC-3343 Leading Music in Worship

    The course is normally offered spring of odd numbered years.

  • MUSC-3412 Orchestration

    A practical study of the technical scope of orchestral and band instruments, providing introductory performance experience in instrumental families. Students will complete transcription exercises for each instrument family and a major transcription project for large instrumental ensemble. Fluency with computer programs is expected. Offered spring semester even years. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • MUSC-3452 Vocal Pedagogy

    A course for those wanting to teach voice at the private level and those who will teach group vocal technique as choral directors. Emphasis is given to the science of vocal production: phonation, respiration, and resonance. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • MUSC-3462 Piano Pedagogy I

    Topics will include the philosophy and benefits of piano instruction, discussion of teaching styles and learning styles, methods and materials for teaching early level students, the business aspects of the independent studio, developing piano technique, and preparing students for contests and recitals. The student will plan and teach segments of group lessons and individual lessons with pre-college students. Lecture - 2 hours; Laboratory - 1 hour. Offered fall semester even years. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • MUSC-3513 Music Education Technology

    This course addresses the appropriate use and adaptation of technology in the classroom for music educators. Students develop competencies in the operation and effective utilization of equipment, electronic hardware, and materials commonly used by music educators. It is the goal of this course that each student, upon successful completion, will have a working knowledge of Midi, notation technology, computer software, internet web page construction, and the ability to understand and use equipment while relying on owner-s manuals for specifics regarding particular controllers or programs. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • MUSC-3561 Piano Pedagogy II

    A survey of additional methods and literature for the elementary and intermediate levels of piano instruction. Observations of student contests and performances are required. This course is offered as needed.

  • MUSC-4001 Senior Recital

    Solo recital performance in major performance area. To enroll, students must have achieved a satisfactory level of performance skill as specified in published departmental materials. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-4011 Senior Project

    Senior music majors may submit to the music faculty a proposal for a capstone project that will focus on performance, research, composition, and-or teaching. Additional guidelines are published in the Music Department Handbook. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • MUSC-4212 Choral Conducting I

    Basic conducting skills, beat patterns, cueing and vocal score preparation, interpretation, nonverbal communication and rehearsal techniques. Includes choral conducting experience. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • MUSC-4222 Choral Conducting II

    Emphasis on rehearsal techniques, group dynamics and discipline, etc., involving conducting labs with music students as performers. An introduction to Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century performance practice. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • MUSC-4312 Instrumental Conducting I

    Basic conducting skills, beat patterns, cueing and instrumental score preparation, interpretation, nonverbal communication, and rehearsal techniques. Includes instrumental conducting experience with classmates as performers. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • MUSC-4322 Instrumental Conducting II

    Emphasis on score study, rehearsal techniques, group dynamics, etc., involving conducting labs with music students as performers. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • MUSC-4411 Piano Literature

    A survey course to cover standard keyboard repertoire from 1700 to the present. This music elective may be taken as an independent study or in a class if enrollment is sufficient. Considerable emphasis will be on listening to piano music from the different periods of music history and discussing stylistic characteristics. This course is offered as needed.