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Music

MUSC 1013 Fundamentals of Music
An introduction to fundamental music concepts such as note and rhythm reading, performance skills, and harmonic con-construction of music. Major elements of music will be discussed and analyzed through practical applications, including simple composing and arranging. Intended for students with little or no formal musical training. (Formerly MUSC 2563)
MUSC 2210 Choir
Explores the different genres and practices of the modern collegiate Mixed Choir through public performance. Instruction in improvisation and vocal techniques included. Open to all RSU students and community members; no audition necessary. This is a non-credit course. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.
MUSC 2211 Choir
Explores the different genres and practices of the modern collegiate Mixed Choir through public performance. Instruction in improvisation and vocal techniques included. Open to all RSU students; no audition necessary. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's permission. (Formerly MUSC 1211)
MUSC 2310 Jazz Ensemble
Explores the different genres and practices of the Jazz Ensemble through public performance. Instruction in improvisation and jazz techniques included. Open to all RSU students and community members by audition. This is a non-credit course. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.
MUSC 2311 Jazz Ensemble
Explores the different genres and practices of the Jazz Ensemble through public performance. Instruction in improvisation and jazz techniques included. Open to any RSU students by audition. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's permission. (Formerly MUSC 1311, MUSC 3311, MUSC 4311)
MUSC 2410 Concert Band
Explores the different genres and practices of the modern collegiate wind band through public performance. Open to all RSU students and community members; no auditions necessary. This is a non-credit course. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.
MUSC 2411 Concert Band
Explores the different genres and practices of the modern collegiate wind band through public performance. Open to all RSU students; no auditions necessary. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.
MUSC (HUM) 2573 Music Appreciation
The course is designed to cultivate a broader listening and appreciative attitude toward music. Lectures with musical illustrations on important works of musical literature are included. Humanities elective.
MUSC 2843 History of Jazz
The history and development of jazz music, with topics ranging from the roots of jazz to modern fusion styles. Covers major performers, eras, and innovations, including important contributions from Oklahoma jazz musicians. The connections of jazz history to major social developments will be discussed and analyzed.
MUSC 3443 American Popular Music
An introduction to American popular music from the Colonial period to the present. Special attention given to contributions of Oklahoma musicians to American popular music.
MUSC 3723 History of Music I
A study of Western art music from ancient Greece to 1750 including the historical backgrounds, influences, composers, and artists in music. Prerequisite: MUSC 2573.
MUSC 3743 Conducting
Develop the basic skills and gestures to adequately conduct an ensemble. Meaningful gestures, musicianship, music rehearsal, and critique will be introduced and mastered. The course will effectively apply knowledge gained in MUSC 1013 into authentic musical experiences. Prerequisites: MUSC 1013 and MUSC 3723.
MUSC 3823 History of Music II
A study of Western art music from 1750 to the present including the historical backgrounds, influences, composers, and artists. Prerequisite: MUSC 3723.
MUSC 3953 Special Topics in Music
Content will be determined by the specific course offered. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours with change of topic. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission.