MUS 101. Fundamentals of Music Theory (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8 and #9)(LER – ARC)
Designed for music students who need to study the basics of Western music to pursue other musical study, or those who desire basic musical knowledge for their own pursuits. Topics include: scales, intervals, keys, key signatures, rhythm, meter, music notation, triads, and basic tonal function. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.Koehler.

MUS 104. Introduction to World Music (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8 and #9)
An exploration of the field of ethnomusicology, the study of musical cultures outside the Western art tradition. Examination of the many ways that music functions in diverse cultures and discussion of what to listen for in the music of selected cultures, for example, music of the Indian subcontinent; selected areas of Africa, Bali, Java; and regional and native American music. Discussion of biases that listeners may bring to the experience of music outside their own cultural experience. Spring semester. Offered 2013-14 and alternate years. Greenwood.

MUS 105. Music Theory I: Introduction to Tonal Practice (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8) (LER–ARC)
An exploration of the materials of tonal music through analysis and composition of two-, three-, and four-part writing. Prerequisite: MUS 101 or placement through testing. Fall semester.Kennison.

MUS 106. Music Theory II: Homophonic Practice of the 18th and 19th Centuries (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8 and #9)
Continues the exploration of tonal materials begun in Music Theory I. Students study styles of the Late Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic eras and compose in those styles. Prerequisite: MUS 105. Spring semester.Kennison.

MUS 108. Introduction to the Opera (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9) (LER-TXT)
A survey of the masterpieces of musical theatre since 1600. Fall semester. Offered 2013-14 and alternate years. Greenwood.

MUS 109. The History of Jazz (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #10)
A historical and practical study of jazz, including consideration of the different styles of improvisation, arranging, and various concepts of jazz. Live demonstrations and opportunities for student participation. Fall semester. Chappell.

MUS 115. Music in Western Civilization, 1000-1750 (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9) (LER-TXT)
This course examines the music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods in their historical and cultural contexts. The course covers the main styles and genres of each period and gives perspective on how the music changed and functioned in society as a result of both musical and non-musical forces (advent of the printing press, rise of secular courts, Reformation and Counter-Reformation). Students will read primary and secondary sources to broaden their understanding of musical developments. Composers discussed include Machaut, Josquin, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel and Bach. The course includes stylistic understanding of the different periods and composers through selected listening examples from the periods. Fall. Greenwood. Fall semester. Greenwood.

MUS 117. Music in Western Civilization, 1750-1900 (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9) (LER–TXT)
This course examines the music of the Classical and Romantic periods in their historical and cultural contexts. The course covers the main styles and genres of each period and gives perspective on how the music changed and functioned in society as a result of both musical and non-musical forces (aristocratic and church support of music; Romanticism and the cult of creative genius; the effect of wars and social changes on music). Students will read many primary sources to broaden their understanding of musical development. Composers discussed include Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms and Mahler. The course includes stylistic understanding of different the periods and composers through selected listening examples from the periods. Spring. Greenwood.

MUS 121. Basic Musicianship I (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8)
Ear training as a creative experience. Aural recognition of the language and grammar of music. Kinesthetic, experiential, and practical applications of materials introduced in MUS 105. Includes rudimentary melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation; sight-singing; and basic keyboard orientation. Prerequisite: MUS 101 or placement through testing. Fall semester. McDavitt.

MUS 126. Basic Musicianship II (3 Cr.) 
Continuation of the material studied in MUS 121. Includes further dictation and sight-singing, as well as keyboard experience. Prerequisites: MUS 105 and 121 . Suggested co-requisite: MUS 106. Spring, first offered 2013. McDavitt.

MUS 140. Goucher Chorus (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of the major works of the choral literature. Students with sufficient vocal training may also audition for participation in the Chamber Singers ensemble, a group open to members of the Goucher Chorus. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. McDavitt.

MUS 141. Goucher College Orchestra (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of the orchestral repertoire of the Western musical tradition, including works taken from the Baroque through contemporary periods. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler.

MUS 143. Goucher Chamber Singers (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of works selected from the repertoire for small vocal ensemble; includes a cappella singing, as well as works accompanied by piano and instrumental ensemble. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. McDavitt.

MUS 144. Goucher Chamber Music Group (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of chamber music repertoire. Course structure includes master classes, individual coaching sessions, and formal concerts. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Weiss.

MUS 146. Goucher African Drum and Dance Ensemble (1.5 Cr.) 
Practical performance of selected percussive instruments from West Africa (Ghana, in particular), and the interpretation of the rhythms through body movement and gestures; explores the historical and cultural contexts of specific West African music and dance forms relative to the African diaspora. Students will be required to know the basic techniques of West African traditional music and dance expressions; includes master classes and formal concert. Repeatable. Spring semester. Brew.

MUS 147. Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of works for the stage from the operatic and musical theatre repertoires.  Attention both to solo and ensemble singing.  Includes both class and coaching.  Course concludes with a staged public performance. May be repeated for credit. Correlli and Weiss.

MUS 149. Goucher Jazz Ensemble (1.5 Cr.) 
Group performance designed to provide experience in reading charts and improvising in multiple jazz styles. By audition or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Chappell and Department.

MUS 152. Jazz Theory I (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8 and #9)
A study of the elements of jazz theory and harmony through analysis, written exercises, and improvisation. Incorporates study of jazz within the broadest framework of musical comprehension, including aspects of sound, melody, rhythm structure, and expression. Different styles of jazz from different periods will be examined using listening examples in class. Prerequisite: ability to read music or permission of the instructor. Spring semester. Offered 2013-14 and alternate years. Chappell.

MUS 160. Voice (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 161. Mandolin (1.5 Cr.) 
 A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 162. Violin (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 163. Viola (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 164. Cello (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 165. Double Bass (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 166. Harp (1.5 Cr.) 
 A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 167. Flute (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 168. Clarinet (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 169. Saxophone (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 170. Oboe (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 171. Bassoon (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 173. Trumpet (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 174. French Horn (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 175. Trombone (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 176. Tuba (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 178. Percussion (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 182. Piano (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 183. Organ (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 184. Harpsichord (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 186. Guitar (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.  

MUS 187. Accordion (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors or minors. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 191. Student Recital (1.5 Cr.) 
Recital experience for music minors and majors in any concentration. The recital may be solo or shared, and the selection of repertoire will be made in collaboration with the chair and the appropriate private lesson instructor(s). Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for recitals using a paper Course Change Form and reserve a performance date with the Music Department Office no later than May 1 for a fall semester recital and December 1 for a spring semester recital. Prerequisites: music major or minor and approval of the chair and private lesson instructor(s). Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler.

MUS 203. Special Topics in Music (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9)
In-depth examination of a specific musical topic. The choice of topic will remain flexible. Examples include American Music from Colonial Times to the Present; First Nights–Notable Premieres of Great Works; History of Rock and Roll; American Musical Theatre; Music Criticism and Esthetics; Nationalism in Music; Diction for Singers; and composer-/genre-specific topics such as the Beethoven symphonies, the string quartet, piano literature, and the Second Viennesse school. Prerequisite: any three-credit, 100-level music course. Offered as needed.Department.

MUS 203. Special Topics in Music (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9)
A semester-long, in-depth examination of a specific musical topic. The choice of topic will remain flexible. Possible courses include American Music from Colonial Times to the Present; First Nights–Notable Premieres of Great Works; The History of Rock and Roll; American Musical Theater; Music Criticism and Aesthetics; Nationalism in Music; Diction for Singers; and composer/genre-specific topics such as the Beethoven symphonies, the String Quartet, piano literature, chamber music masterworks, Mozart operas, Lieder in the 19th century, Stravinsky’s Russian ballets, and the Second Viennese school. Prerequisite: any three-credit, 100-level music course. Spring semester, at the discretion of the department.Department.

MUS 205. Music Theory III: Counterpoint (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8 and #9)
Study of contrapuntal techniques of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, and composition projects in those styles.   Prerequisite: MUS 106 . Fall semester. Kennison.

MUS 210. Computer Music (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #7 and #8) (LER-ARC)
An introduction to the aesthetics, history, literature, and theory of electronic and computer music. Individual composition or research projects are undertaken in the Goucher Computer Music Studio. Opportunity for participation in a public concert of computer music. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Burt.

MUS 213. Multimedia: Computer Music and Digital Video (3 Cr.) 
A continuation of MUS 210 for those wishing to pursue intermediate-level computer music combined with digital video to create multimedia works for a public concert. Current digital audio techniques in sampling, MIDI programming, and digital signal processing will be combined with MTC and SMPTE video synchronization to develop multimedia works for the Web and the concert hall. Prerequisite: MUS 210 or permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.Burt.

MUS 223. Improvisation (1.5 Cr.) 
Designed to facilitate the experience and understanding of improvisation as a procedure for music-making and its application to several idioms, including classical and jazz styles. Aspects including sound, harmony, melody, rhythm, structure, and expression are addressed, and attention is given to techniques used in both solo and ensemble situations. Prerequisite: intermediate level fluency on any instrument or voice. May be repeated for credit as needed, at the discretion of course instructor and chair of the department.Fall semester, repeated spring semester.Chappell.

MUS 224. Advanced Musicianship (3 Cr.) 
Ear training as an aid to understanding various composers, styles and forms covered in upper level Music Theory and History courses. Includes two- to four-part dictation, chorale and motet sight-singing, score reading, and keyboard experience. Prerequisite: MUS 126. Fall. Department.

MUS 229. Composition Seminar (3 Cr.) 
A seminar in composition meant to encourage a community of creative musicians, intended for students of varied background from beginners to those with several semesters in private study in composition. The course will enable students to view and be influenced by one another’s works, hear performances of their compositions, and receive instruction from a diverse, rotating group of established composers from within and without the Goucher community. Students will regularly compose pieces for assigned performing media. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 106 or permission of the instructor. Fall or spring semester. Kennison, Department.

MUS 236. The Technique of Vocal Conducting (1.5 Cr.) 
Individual instruction in vocal conducting skills, score reading, and rehearsal techniques. By arrangement, practice in conducting within the Goucher vocal ensemble programs. Fee associated; see MUS 160 -188. Private Instrumental and Vocal Lessons. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUS 106 and permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler and Department.

MUS 237. The Technique of Instrumental Conducting (1.5 Cr.) 
Individual instruction in instrumental conducting skills, score reading, and rehearsal techniques. By special arrangement, practice in conducting within the Goucher instrumental ensemble programs. Fee associated; see MUS 160 - MUS 188. Private Instrumental and Vocal Lessons. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUS 106 and permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler and Department.

MUS 238. Jazz Composition (1.5 Cr.) 
Private instruction in jazz composition. Creative work for instrumental and vocal media using contemporary musical materials; analysis of selected scores. Opportunities for reading performance by musical organizations of the college. Fee associated; see MUS 160 - MUS 188, Private Instrumental and Vocal Lessons. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor. May be repeated up to four times for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Chappell and Department

MUS 249. Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9)
Designed to provide a listener's knowledge of principal trends in contemporary art music. Among the topics to be considered in this century of "isms" are neoclassicism, serialism, indeterminism, primitivism, minimalism, and nationalism, as well as the influence of folk and jazz elements. Composers to be considered include Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Bartok, Copland, Ravel, and Prokofiev. Prerequisites: MUS 115 and MUS 117, or permission of the instructor. Fall semester. Offered 2014-15 and alternate years. Greenwood.

MUS 272G. Intensive Course Abroad (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #3)
Course includes a three-week intensive course abroad in the winter or summer. Variable.Department.

MUS 272Y. Intensive Course Abroad (8 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #3)
Courses include a pre-departure or post-departure discussion (or both) in the fall or spring term and a three-week intensive course abroad in the winter intersession or summer. Variable. Department.

MUS 290. Internship in Music (3-4 Cr.) 
As an aid to career development, students are placed in various musical organizations (e.g., Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center) to gain experience in the various areas of arts administration in music. Internships are also available accompanying singers and/or instrumentalists under faculty supervision. Experiences may include performing in or arranging music for small ensembles or jazz groups and apprenticeships in various aspects of the composing professions, computer music, and music recording technology. Internships may be chosen in music libraries in Baltimore and adjacent cities for experience in bibliography and technical services relating to music and music criticism. The internship in music is graded pass/no pass. Prerequisite: permission of the chair. Department.

MUS 291. Junior Recital (1.5 Cr.) 
In preparation for the senior recital (MUS 391), students in their junior year may perform a formal solo recital, the repertoire of which is to be selected in collaboration with the chair and the student's private lesson instructor(s). Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for recitals using a paper Course Change Form and reserve a performance date with the Music Department Office no later than May 1 for a fall semester recital and December 1 for a spring semester recital. Prerequisites: junior music major or minor and approval of the chair and private lesson instructor(s). Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler.

MUS 299. Independent Work in Music (1.5, 3, OR 4 Cr.) 
Special topics of study based on previous coursework in the department and selected in conference with the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.Department.

MUS 306. Music Theory IV: 20th- and 21st-Century Practice and Advanced Analysis (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8)
Study, through analysis and composition, of the greatly varied music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Advanced analytical study will include atonal analysis, set theory, and serial procedures. Prerequisite: MUS 205. Spring semester. Kennison.

MUS 313. Computer Music and Multimedia Seminar (1.5 OR 3 Cr.) 
Intensive work on individual projects in computer music and multimedia, with class discussion of these and of current developments in the field. May be repeated for credit with permission of the chair. Specifically for computer music majors, but open to others with permission of the instructor. Multimedia works will be created for the Web and the concert hall. No more than nine credits without department approval. Prerequisite: MUS 213 or permission of the instructor. Fall semesters, repeated spring semester.Wright.

MUS 329. Composition Seminar (3 Cr.) 
A seminar in composition meant to encourage a community of creative musicians, intended for students of varied background from beginners to those with several semesters in private study in composition. The course will enable students to view and be influenced by one another’s works, hear performances of their compositions, and receive instruction from a diverse, rotating group of established composers from within and without the Goucher community. Students will regularly compose pieces for assigned performing media. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 106 or permission of the instructor. Fall or spring semester. Kennison, Department.

MUS 353. Jazz Theory Seminar (3 Cr.) 
Building on the general foundation of Jazz Theory I, this course examines the specifics of styles such as bebop, cool, modal, and Latin jazz, with an emphasis on rhythmic analysis in addition to harmonic and melodic analysis. The course includes a jazz ear-training component. Students will compose and orchestrate tunes for a jazz band. Prerequisite; MUS 152. Spring, alternate spring semesters of odd-numbered years. Chappell.      

MUS 360. Classical Style and Beethoven (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9)
A seminar focused on the research tools required of a music historian (musicologist), such as those encountered in biographical research, studies of stylistic developments, work with primary sources (both text and music), and studies that place musical practice in its historical and societal contexts. The seminar focuses on the life and works of Beethoven (1770-1827) as a catalyst to study the transformation of the Classical style of the late eighteenth-century into the Romantic style of the early nineteenth-century. The course ends with an integrated, capstone project, which will combine historical research skills with a subject relevant to each student’s concentration in the music major. Prerequisites: MUS 115 and MUS 117, or permission of the instructor. Spring semester. Offered 2010-11 and alternate years. Greenwood.

MUS 391. Senior Recital (1.5 Cr.) 
Upon approval of the department, a student may give a full-length juried public recital. If the department judges that a performer has insufficient background for a public recital, he/she will give a closed recital (juried but not open to the public). Required for music majors whose concentration is performance. Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for recitals using a paper Course Change Form and reserve a performance date with the Music Department Office no later than May 1 for a fall semester recital and December 1 for a spring semester recital. Prerequisites: senior music major or minor and approval of the department. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler.

MUS 392. Senior Integrative Project in Music Theory and Composition (3 Cr.) 
Independent work required of those concentrating in theory and composition, this project may consist of several options, for example, investigation of an aspect of the history of theory, the presentation of a new theoretical position, a large musical analysis, a composition, etc. Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for this capstone project by using a paper Course Change Form and obtaining approval and signatures from both the instructor and the department chair. Prerequisite: senior music major in theory and composition. Fall semester, repeated Spring semester. Kennison and Department.

MUS 393. Senior Integrative Project in Music History (3 Cr.) 
Independent work required of those concentrating in music history, this project will consist ordinarily of a paper in music history. Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for this capstone project by using a paper Course Change Form and obtaining approval and signatures from both the instructor and the department chair. Prerequisites: senior music major in music history. Fall semester, repeated Spring semester. Greenwood and Department.

MUS 394. Senior Integrative Project in Computer Music (4 Cr.) 
Independent work required of those concentrating in computer music, this project may consist of several options. Three tracks dividing computer music study include composition, performance, and research. The student may choose one of these tracks to pursue the project. Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register fro this capstone project by using a paper Course Change Form and obtaining approval and signatures from both the instructor and the department chair. Prerequisite: senior music major in computer music. Fall semester, repeated Spring semester. Wright and Department.

MUS 396. Senior Integrative Project in Jazz Studies (3 Cr.) 
Independent work required of those concentrating in jazz studies, this project will consist ordinarily of a paper on a jazz topic or a musical composition in a jazz idiom. Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for this capstone project by using a paper Course Change Form and obtaining approval and signatures from both the instructor and the department chair. Prerequisite: senior music major in jazz studies. Spring semester. Chappell and Department.

MUS 399. Independent Work in Music (1.5, 3, OR 4 Cr.) 
Special topics of study based on previous coursework in the department and selected in conference with the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.Department.