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MUSI 401 - Introduction to Music
Credits: 4.00
Fundamental approach to perceptive listening based on a detailed study of several masterpieces representing different periods and forms. Historical perspective, but main emphasis is on confronting significant works of musical art on their own terms. Some participation in musical life of the University required. Does not fulfill a major requirement.

MUSI 401H - Honors/Introduction to Music
Credits: 4.00
Fundamental approach to perceptive listening based on a detailed study of several masterpieces representing different periods and forms. Historical perspective, but main emphasis is on confronting significant works of musical art on their own terms. Some participation in musical life of the University required. Does not fulfill a major requirement.

MUSI 402 - Survey of Music History
Credits: 4.00
The study of the development of musical styles and idioms in the context of selected historical and cultural aspects of Western civilization.

MUSI 402H - Honors/Survey of Music History
Credits: 4.00
The study of the development of musical styles and idioms in the context of selected historical and cultural aspects of Western civilization.

MUSI 411 - Fundamentals of Music Theory
Credits: 4.00
Elements of music theory for the non-music major; principles of musical structure, analysis, elementary written counterpoint and harmony, and ear training. May not be counted for credit toward a music major. Prereq: ability to read music and permission of the instructor.

MUSI 412 - Fundamentals of Music Theory
Credits: 4.00
Elements of music theory for the non-music major; principles of musical structure, analysis, elementary written counterpoint and harmony, and ear training. May not be counted for credit toward a music major. Prereq: ability to read music and permission of the instructor. Prereq: MUSI 411 or permission of instructor.

MUSI 441 - Concert Choir
Credits: 1.00
A mixed chorus that studies and performs classical and modern literature. Recommended for voice majors. Open to all students. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

MUSI 442 - Chamber Singers
Credits: 1.00
A specialized mixed chamber choir that concentrates on the a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to the present. Prereq: Audition.
Co-requisites: MUSI 441

MUSI 444 - Music and Social Change
Credits: 4.00
The connections between music and social change with a twofold goal: 1) to heighten critical listening skills so as to become more aware of ways in which music can express social attitudes; and 2) to introduce the social, cultural, and political issues surrounding the music being studied. Course work consists of listening to selected repertoires, reading scholarly and popular essays about those repertories, and extensive in-class (and on-line) discussion about issues raised by the listening and reading. Writing intensive.

MUSI 448 - Opera Workshop
Credits: 1.00
Operatic singing, acting, and production techniques; performance of both complete operas and operatic excerpts. Prereq: audition.

MUSI 450 - Symphony
Credits: 1.00
Presents several concerts during the year of repertoire ranging from the great, standard symphonic literature to large modern works. Prereq: audition.

MUSI 451 - Concert Band
Credits: 1.00
The Concert Band performs serious, concert music, ranging from transcriptions of works for other mediums, to the 20th century "classics" of the wind band repertoire and music written for wind band. Anyone with previous band experience is welcome. Auditions are for chair placement only. May be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credits.

MUSI 452 - Wind Symphony
Credits: 1.00
Select wind ensemble which performs difficult classical and contemporary literature. Prereq: audition.

MUSI 453 - Symphonic Band
Credits: 1.00
Original band music, transcription, marches, etc. For students whose program does not permit music as a major interest, but who are interested in maintaining their playing proficiency and continuing their study of music. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prereq: audition

MUSI 454 - UNH Marching Band
Credits: 1.00
Open to all students; performs during football games. Rehearsals conclude at the end of the football season. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. 0 or 1 credit.

MUSI 455 - Piano Ensemble
Credits: 1.00
Drawing from available student instrumentalists and singers, pianists learn the art of performing in trios, duo sonatas, and two-piano works, and gain experience in Lieder accompaniment.

MUSI 456 - String Ensemble
Credits: 1.00
Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 457 - Woodwind Ensemble
Credits: 1.00
Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 458 - Brass Ensemble
Credits: 1.00
Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 459 - Percussion Ensemble
Credits: 1.00
Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 460 - Jazz Band
Credits: 1.00
Two jazz bands perform a wide spectrum of big band literature. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. Prereq: audition.

MUSI 462 - Pep Band
Credits: 1.00
Rehearsal and performance of a broad range of band music at hockey and basketball games. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. 0 or 1 credit.

MUSI 463 - Jazz Combo
Credits: 1.00
Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller jazz ensemble. May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 credits. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 464 - Guitar Ensemble
Credits: 1.00
Groups of instrumentalists gain experience in the performance of literature for the smaller ensemble. May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 credits. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 471 - Theory I
Credits: 3.00
Introduces the tonal system; species counterpoint; principles of voice leading and harmonic progression through the analysis, realization, and composition of one-, two-,and four-voiced textures. Concept of triad inversion and consonant diatonic harmonies of the major and minor modes. Students should register for MUSI 473-474 concurrently. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 472 - Theory I
Credits: 3.00
Introduces the tonal system; species counterpoint; principles of voice leading and harmonic progression through the analysis, realization, and composition of one-, two-,and four-voiced textures. Concept of triad inversion and consonant diatonic harmonies of the major and minor modes. Students should register for MUSI 473-474 concurrently. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 471.

MUSI 473 - Ear Training I
Credits: 1.00
Laboratory exercises to develop aural skills; sight-singing and dictation. Students should register for MUSI 471-472 concurrently. Prereq: permission.

MUSI 474 - Ear Training I
Credits: 1.00
Laboratory exercises to develop aural skills; sight-singing and dictation. Students should register for MUSI 471-472 concurrently. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 473.

MUSI 475 - Functional Piano I
Credits: 1.00
Basic instruction for music majors with no previous keyboard training. Piano technique, keyboard harmony geared to the practical harmonization of simple melodies, sight reading, transposition, and modulation. May involve both class instruction and periodic short individual lessons. Prereq: permission.
Co-requisites: MUSI 471, MUSI 473

MUSI 476 - Functional Piano I
Credits: 1.00
Basic instruction for music majors with no previous keyboard training. Piano technique, keyboard harmony geared to the practical harmonization of simple melodies, sight reading, transposition, and modulation. May involve both class instruction and periodic short individual lessons. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 475.
Co-requisites: MUSI 472, MUSI 474

MUSI 501 - History and Literature of Music
Credits: 3.00
Styles, forms, and techniques of composition in Western music. Prereq: completion of MUSI 472 or MUSI 412; permission.

MUSI 502 - History and Literature of Music
Credits: 3.00
Styles, forms, and techniques of composition in Western music. Prereq: completion of MUSI 472 or MUSI 412; permission.

MUSI 511 - Survey of Music in America
Credits: 4.00
From colonial times to the present, including the various European influences, the quest for an American style, and the emergence of such indigenous phenomena as jazz.

MUSI 515 - Music in World Cultures
Credits: 4.00
The connections between music and other cultural practices and institutions with a focus on the musical traditions and institutions of several cultures. Emphasizes the role of music in society. Examines the materials and methods used to study music and musical life in any culture, as well as concepts in ethnomusicology. Musical training and background not required.

MUSI 520 - Diction for Singers I
Credits: 2.00
Application of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to English, French, German, and Italian. Emphasizes both written and spoken performance.

MUSI 521 - Diction for Singers II
Credits: 2.00
Application of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to English, French, German, and Italian. Emphasizes both written and spoken performance. Prereq: MUSI 520.

MUSI 536 - Early Wind Instruments
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in Renaissance and Baroque wind instruments. May be repeated. Special fee.

MUSI 541 - Piano
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in piano. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 545 - Voice
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in voice. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 546 - Violin
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in violin. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 547 - Viola
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in viola. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 548 - Violoncello
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in violoncello. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 549 - String Bass
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in string bass. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 551 - Flute
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in flute. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 552 - Clarinet
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in clarinet. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 553 - Saxophone
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in saxophone. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 554 - Oboe
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in oboe. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 555 - Bassoon
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in bassoon. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 556 - French Horn
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in French horn. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 557 - Trumpet
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in trumpet. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 558 - Trombone
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in trombone. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 559 - Euphonium
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in euphonium. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 560 - Tuba
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in tuba. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 561 - Percussion
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in percussion. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 562 - Jazz Piano
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in jazz piano. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors. Permission required.

MUSI 563 - Jazz Guitar
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in jazz guitar. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 564 - Drum Set
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in drum set. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 571 - Theory II
Credits: 3.00
Continuation of MUSI 471-472. Compositional and analytical work stresses the treatment of dissonance within the tonal system; accessory tones, seventh chords, tonicization, modulation, basic principles of chromatic harmony, and harmonization of chorale melodies are covered. Students should register for MUSI 573-574 concurrently. Prereq: MUSI 472; 474.

MUSI 572 - Theory II
Credits: 3.00
Continuation of MUSI 471-472. Compositional and analytical work stresses the treatment of dissonance within the tonal system; accessory tones, seventh chords, tonicization, modulation, basic principles of chromatic harmony, and harmonization of chorale melodies are covered. Students should register for MUSI 573-574 concurrently. Prereq: MUSI 472; 474. Prereq: MUSI 571.

MUSI 573 - Ear Training II
Credits: 1.00
Laboratory exercises to develop aural skills further. Students should register for MUSI 571-572 concurrently. Prereq: MUSI 472; 474; permission.

MUSI 574 - Ear Training II
Credits: 1.00
Laboratory exercises to develop aural skills further. Students should register for MUSI 571-572 concurrently. Prereq: MUSI 472; 474; permission.

MUSI 575 - Functional Piano II
Credits: 1.00
Basic instruction for music majors with no previous keyboard training. Piano technique, keyboard harmony geared to the practical harmonization of simple melodies, sight reading, transposition, and modulation. May involve both class instruction and periodic short individual lessons. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 476.
Co-requisites: MUSI 571, MUSI 573

MUSI 576 - Functional Piano II
Credits: 1.00
Basic instruction for music majors with no previous keyboard training. Piano technique, keyboard harmony geared to the practical harmonization of simple melodies, sight reading, transposition, and modulation. May involve both class instruction and periodic short individual lessons. Prereq: permission. Prereq: MUSI 575.
Co-requisites: MUSI 572, MUSI 574

MUSI 595 - Special Topics in Music Literature
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Open to music majors and non-majors; topics in areas not easily covered in historical courses. Prereq: permission. May be repeated for credit.

MUSI 703 - Music of the Renaissance
Credits: 3.00
Works of the 15th- and 16th-century composers from Dunstable to Palestrina. Prereq: MUSI 501 and 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

MUSI 705 - Music of the Baroque
Credits: 3.00
Music of Europe from de Rore to Bach. Prereq: MUSI 501 and 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

MUSI 707 - Music of the Classical Period
Credits: 3.00
Growth of musical styles and forms from early classicism through the high classicism of Haydn, Mozart, and the young Beethoven. Prereq: MUSI 501 and 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

MUSI 709 - Music of the Romantic Period
Credits: 3.00
A survey of romanticism in music from Beethoven's late period to the end of the 19th century. The works of Schubert, Berlioz, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Austrian symphonists, French pre-impressionists, and national styles in European music. Prereq: MUSI 501 and 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

MUSI 711 - Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Credits: 3.00
Styles and techniques of composers from Debussy to the present. Special emphasis on tonal music before World War I, neoclassical trends, the emergence of atonality and serial techniques, electronic music. Prereq: MUSI 501 and 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

MUSI 713 - Art Song
Credits: 3.00
History and literature of the solo song with piano accompaniment. Survey of national styles of the 19th and 20th centuries and deeper study of the central core of the art song--the German Lied. Prereq: MUSI 501 and 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

MUSI 715 - Survey of Opera
Credits: 3.00
History of the genre from Monteverdi to the present. Prereq: MUSI 501 and 502 or permission. Writing intensive.

MUSI 731 - Conducting
Credits: 2.00
Physical aspects, equipment of conductor, fundamental gestures and beats, baton techniques. Reading and analysis of full and condensed scores, study of transposition, psychology of rehearsal. Prereq: MUSI 571.

MUSI 732 - Conducting
Credits: 2.00
Physical aspects, equipment of conductor, fundamental gestures and beats, baton techniques. Reading and analysis of full and condensed scores, study of transposition, psychology of rehearsal. Prereq: MUSI 571. Prereq: MUSI 731.

MUSI 736 - Early Wind Instruments
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in Renaissance and Baroque wind instruments. May be repeated. Special fee.

MUSI 741 - Piano
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in piano. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 745 - Voice
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in voice. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 746 - Violin
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in violin. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 747 - Viola
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in viola. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 748 - Violoncello
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in violoncello. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 749 - String Bass
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in string bass. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 751 - Flute
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in flute. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 752 - Clarinet
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in clarinet. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 753 - Saxophone
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in saxophone. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 754 - Oboe
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in oboe. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 755 - Bassoon
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in bassoon. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 756 - French Horn
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in French horn. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 757 - Trumpet
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in trumpet. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 758 - Trombone
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in trombone. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 759 - Euphonium
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in euphonium. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 760 - Tuba
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in tuba. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 761 - Percussion
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in percussion. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 762 - Jazz Piano
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in jazz piano. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors. Permission required.

MUSI 763 - Jazz Guitar
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in jazz guitar. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 764 - Drum Set
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Private instruction in drum set. May be repeated. Special fee for non-majors.

MUSI 771 - Counterpoint
Credits: 3.00
Contrapuntal techniques of tonal music. Melodic construction and dissonance treatment through work in species counterpoint and studies in harmonic elaboration and prolongation. Analysis of selected compositions emphasizes the connection between fundamental contrapuntal techniques and the voice-leading of composition. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission.

MUSI #772 - Counterpoint
Credits: 3.00
See description for MUSI 771.

MUSI 775 - Composition
Credits: 3.00
Construction of phrases, periods, and short compositions following classical models. Problems of text-setting. Prereq MUSI 572 or permission.

MUSI 776 - Composition
Credits: 3.00
Construction of phrases, periods, and short compositions following classical models. Problems of text-setting. Prereq MUSI 572 or permission. Prereq: MUSI 775 or permission.

MUSI 777 - Advanced Composition
Credits: 3.00
Continuation of MUSI 776. Individual compositional projects. Prereq: MUSI 776 and permission. May be repeated for credit.

MUSI 779 - Orchestration
Credits: 3.00
Characteristics of band and orchestral instruments both individually and in small (homogeneous) and large mixed groupings. Students study scores, write assignments, and have arrangements performed if possible. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission.

MUSI 781 - Analysis: Form and Structure
Credits: 3.00
Introduces analytical techniques through the study of representative masterworks: formal and structural elements and their interrelationships. Analysis of 18th- and 19th century works. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission.

MUSI 781W - Analysis: Form and Structure
Credits: 3.00
Introduces analytical techniques through the study of representative masterworks: formal and structural elements and their interrelationships. Analysis of 18th- and 19th century works. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission. Special fee. Writing intensive.

MUSI 782 - Analysis: Form and Structure
Credits: 3.00
Introduction to analytical techniques through the study of representative masterworks: formal and structural elements and their interrelationships. Analysis of 20th- and 21st-century works. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission.

MUSI 782W - Analysis: Form and Structure
Credits: 3.00
Introduction to analytical techniques through the study of representative masterworks: formal and structural elements and their interrelationships. Analysis of 20th- and 21st-century works. Prereq: MUSI 572 or permission. Writing intensive.

MUSI 795 - Special Studies
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
A) J.S. Bach, B) Franz Schubert, C) Debussy and Ravel, D) the world of jazz, E) piano literature, F) 19th century French music, G) advanced analysis, H) advanced study in electronic music, I) composition through computer-generated sound, J) woodwind literature, K) brass literature, L) string literature, M) medieval performance practice, N) renaissance performance practice, O) baroque performance practice, P) classical performance practice, Q) 19th century performance practice, R) 20th century performance practice, S) woodwind repair, T) string repair, U) advanced jazz improvisation, V) advanced piano pedagogy, W) advanced accompanying, X) advanced conducting, Y) independent study. Prereq: permission. May be repeated for credit with permission.