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Courses of Instruction

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

Choral Music (MUCM)

390 Special Problems (1-4) Supervised, individual studies. No more than one registration is permitted. Enrollment by petition only.

490x Directed Research (2-8, max 8) Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

440 Choral Development (2) Problems of achieving proper balance, blend, intonation, diction, precision, etc., in choral groups; criteria for selection of repertoire for particular groups. Junior standing in music.

541 Choral Literature I (2) Choral composition from c. 1500 to 1800. Performance and analysis of representative works.

542 Choral Literature II (2) 19th and 20th century choral works; criteria for program building.

543 Seminar in Choral Music (2, max 4) Advanced choral techniques; historical, analytical and performance problems. Prerequisite: MUCM 641 or permission of instructor.

590 Directed Research (1-12) Supervised research in preparation for the Master's recital. Graded CR/NC.

641 Choral Literature III (2) Detailed study of selected major choral works; historical context, score analysis, performance practices. Prerequisite: MUCM 541, MUCM 542.

643 Seminar in Choral Music II (2, max 4, Sp) Continuation of MUCM 543, with concentration on the conducting problems in major choral-orchestral works.

694 Treatise (2, max 4) A major research paper designed to complement performance studies in choral music. Credit on acceptance of treatise. Graded CR/NC.

790 Research (1-12) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

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