Music Courses (MUS)

*MUS 001: Secondary Level Piano

Instruction in piano for non-piano majors. May be taught individually, in pairs, or in small classes. Offered each semester.
*(Courses MUS 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008)

Credit: 1 Semester Hour

*MUS 011: Voice

Individual lessons in singing for non-music majors and music majors whose performance area is not voice. One thirty-minute lesson per week.
*(Courses MUS 011, 012, 021, 022, 031, 032, 041, 042)

Credit: 1 Semester Hour

MUS 051: Voice Class

A voice class for non-music majors. Meets twice per week.

Credit: 1 Semester Hour

MUS 100: Tougaloo College Concert Choir

Study and performance of masterpieces of choral music. Admission by audition. Open to non-music majors. Daily rehearsal, occasional public concerts, and spring tour. May be taken eight semesters for credit.

Credit: 1 Semester Hour

MUS 101: Introduction to Music

This course is intended for non-music majors only and will satisfy the general educational requirement in the Humanities. Introduction to the fundamental elements of musical structure and style and to standard repertoire through guided listening. Some attention given to the history of black music and works by black composers. Recital attendance and critical reviews are required. Previous musical training is not required. Offered each semester.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 102: Jazz History

A cultural course in the application of Music, planned to develop listening and individual understanding of the jazz musician’s musical message through lectures, readings, compact disc audio experiences, viewing of video tapes and the use of multimedia programs. Open to all students.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 113: Theory I: Basic Musicianship

A study of the basic rudiments of music including scales, intervals, triads, rhythm, terminology, and part writing. Sight singing, ear training, analyses, keyboard application, and creative work are included. Four hours per week.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 114: Theory II: Basic Musicianship

A study of the basic rudiments of music including scales, intervals, triads, rhythm, terminology, and part writing. Sight singing, ear training, analyses, keyboard application, and creative work are included. Four hours per week.
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MUS 113

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

*MUS 115: Piano

Individual instruction for both majors and non-majors in voice. One-hour lesson and six hours of practice per week. Required attendance at weekly repertoire-recital class. Offered each semester.
*(Courses MUS 115, 116, 215, 216, 315, 316)

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

*MUS 117: Voice

Individual instruction for both majors and non-majors in Piano. One hour of instruction and six hours of practice per week. Required attendance at weekly repertoire-recital class. Offered each semester.
*(Courses MUS 117, 118, 217, 218, 317, 318)

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

MUS 209: Aural Techniques

Sight singing and ear training with emphasis upon diatonic materials. Two hours per week.
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MUS 114

Credit: 1 Semester Hour

MUS 210: Aural Techniques

Sight singing and ear training with emphasis upon diatonic materials. Two hours per week.
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MUS 209

Credit: 1 Semester Hour

MUS 211: Music Literature I

The development of listening skills and the ability to use the score as a tool for listening and study. Standard works from the major periods in the history of western music will constitute the main body of the material studied. Some attention to works by black composers. Offered yearly.
Prerequisite: MUS 113 and MUS 114 or Instructor's approval

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

MUS 212: Music Literature II

The development of listening skills and the ability to use the score as a tool for listening and study. Standard works from the major periods in the history of western music will constitute the main body of the material studied. Some attention to works by black composers. Offered yearly.
Prerequisite: MUS 113 and MUS 114 or Instructor's approval

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

MUS 213: Theory III: Advanced Harmony

Continued study of part writing, seventh chords, chromatic harmony, modulation and some twentieth-century concepts. A composition project required each semester.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" of better in MUS 113 and MUS 114

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 214: Theory IV: Advanced Harmony

Continued study of part writing, seventh chords, chromatic harmony, modulation and some twentieth-century concepts. A composition project required each semester.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" of better in MUS 113 and MUS 114

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 221: Wind Instruments

Designed for music education majors. Students will become familiar with techniques of playing several wind instruments, the history and literature of several instruments, and the role of wind instruments in the symphony orchestra. Offered only on demand.
Prerequisite: MUS 113 and MUS 114

Credit: 1 Semester Hour

MUS 222: String Instruments

Designed for music education majors. Students will become familiar with techniques of playing string instruments, the history and literature of strings, and their role in the symphony orchestra. Offered only on demand. Two hour per week.
Prerequisite: MUS 113 and MUS 114

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

MUS 311: History of Western Music

Historical and stylistic development of western music from ancient Greece to the early 1900’s with some attention to American music including the music of black composers. The courses are writing intensive with students required to write many short papers and a major research paper. Students are also required to attend a one hour music history lab each week. Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisite: MUS 211 and MUS 212 or Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 312: History of Western Music

Historical and stylistic development of western music from ancient Greece to the early 1900’s with some attention to American music including the music of black composers. The courses are writing intensive with students required to write many short papers and a major research paper. Students are also required to attend a one hour music history lab each week. Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisite: MUS 211 and MUS 212 or Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 313: Counterpoint

A study of 18th Century two-part counterpoint with emphasis upon technique used, J. S. Bach’s Two Part Inventions. Composition of an original invention. Offered once per year in alternate years.
Prerequisite: MUS 214

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

MUS 314: Musical Form and Analysis

A study of musical structure from its basic elements through large composite forms such as the sonata and the symphony. Analysis and composition projects. Offered once per year in alternate years.
Prerequisite: MUS 214

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

MUS 319: History of Black Music in the United States

A study of the history of both the folk and art music of Blacks in the United States from Colonial times to the present. May be elected by non-music majors as well as music majors. Offered only upon sufficient demand.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 331: Music in the Elementary School

A study of the psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations of music education. Curriculum planning and materials, national standards for music education, special problems, and classroom observation. Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: MUS 113, 114, 213, 214, 209, 210, 211, 212 and junior standing as a Music or Music Education major

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 333: Basic Conducting

Basic principles of choral conducting and baton technique. Score preparation. Offered on demand.
Prerequisite: MUS 213

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 351: Vocal Literature and Pedagogy

Basic techniques of vocal production, examination of solo and choral literature, pedagogical problems. Twice per week.
Prerequisite: MUS 113 and MUS 114 or Instructor's approval

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 351: Vocal Literature and Pedagogy

Basic techniques of vocal production, examination of solo and choral literature, pedagogical problems. Twice per week.
Prerequisite: MUS 113 and MUS 114 or Instructor's approval

Credit: 1 Semester Hour

MUS 352: Vocal Literature and Pedagogy

Basic techniques of vocal production, examination of solo and choral literature, pedagogical problems. Twice per week.
Prerequisite: MUS 113 and MUS 114 or Instructor's approval

Credit: 1 Semester Hour

MUS 411: Music in Childhood Education

The development of the ability to read simple musical scores using classroom instruments. Planning and conducting singing, rhythmic, listening, and other musical learning experiences for elementary school children.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing as an Elementary Education major

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 412: Music in Secondary Education

Foundations of music curricula for junior and senior high schools. Instructional techniques and materials. Classroom observations and instructional planning portfolios required. Offered only on demand.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing as a music major

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

MUS 413: Senior Thesis

Elective course for the guidance of seniors in preparation of the senior thesis. Two class sessions per week for one half of the semester and individual weekly conferences for the remainder. While this course is not required for graduation, the preparation and defense of a senior thesis is. Offered once per year on demand.

Credit: 2 Semester Hours

MUS 415: Senior Piano Recital

Guided preparation for senior piano recital. Two one-hour lessons per week and twelve hours practice. Offered each semester.
Prerequisite: MUS 115, 116, 215, 216, 315 and 316

Credit: 4 Semester Hours

MUS 416: Senior Piano Recital

Guided preparation for senior piano recital. Two one-hour lessons per week and twelve hours practice. Offered each semester.
Prerequisite: MUS 115, 116, 215, 216, 315 and 316

Credit: 4 Semester Hours

MUS 417: Senior Voice Recital

Guided preparation for senior voice recital. Two one-hour lessons per week and twelve hours practice. Offered on demand.
Prerequisite: MUS 117, 118, 217, 218, 317 and 318

Credit: 4 Semester Hours

MUS 418: Senior Voice Recital

Guided preparation for senior voice recital. Two one-hour lessons per week and twelve hours practice. Offered on demand.
Prerequisite: MUS 117, 118, 217, 218, 317 and 318

Credit: 4 Semester Hours