Music Courses

ADVANCED CONDUCTING MUS 345 MUS (2.00 credits)
Application of score study and analysis in conjunction with the conducting demands of instrumental and choral scores. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 000. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 344 or consent of instructor. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 000.
ARRANGING MUS 343 MUS (2.00 credits)
An in-depth study of arranging literature for a variety of ensembles and voicings. Students will focus on arranging that is pertinent to their area of expertise. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
ART OF LISTENING: MULTICULT WORLD MUS 151 1AD MUS (4.00 credits)
This course encourages students to embrace "deep listening," a practice in which one mindfully perceives, analyzes, interacts and connects with music. Far from the surface-level "hearing" than many of us routinely practice, deep listening allows individuals to explore the aesthetic side of music as well as how music creates change and reflects diverse sociocultural values. The course helps students explore who they are, who they can become, and how they are an important part of building a just and compassionate world. Along with classroom activities, we will attend a variety of musical performances, noting the intersection of music, setting, and self. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: This course is for first semester freshmen or freshmen transfer students.
BEGINNING CLASS GUITAR MUS 106 B MUS (2.00 credits)
A class guitar approach that includes a variety of styles and techniques. Students will apply basic elements of music (rhythm, harmony, texture and melody) to the instrument. Also includes picking and strumming techniques as well as listening to diverse musical styles. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MUS 350 MUS (1.00 credits)
Study and performance of standard works for chamber orchestra. See the Department Chair for details. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Audition required.
CHAMBER SINGERS MUS 230 MUS (1.00 credits)
The Chamber Singers is Edgewood's premiere a cappella choral ensemble, open to students of all majors. This ensemble focuses on the exciting process of generating musical expression from a cohesive community of student-musicians. The choir performs literature from the Medieval period to the 21st century, participating in multiple concerts throughout the school year. NOTE: No B tag is awarded for this course because students must complete two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) of the course to receive the tag. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
CHAMBER SINGERS MUS 230 B MUS (1.00 credits)
The Chamber Singers is Edgewood's premiere a cappella choral ensemble, open to students of all majors. This ensemble focuses on the exciting process of generating musical expression from a cohesive community of student-musicians. The choir performs literature from the Medieval period to the 21st century, participating in multiple concerts throughout the school year. It is required to take this course for two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) to be awarded the B tag. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
CLASS PIANO MUS 102 B MUS (2.00 credits)
This course is for students who can play simple piano pieces competently using both hands. Students will advance their ability to perform repertoire from diverse styles and time periods, to sight read simple pieces, and to understand the ways in which music comes together as a whole. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 101 or consent of Instructor
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MUSIC MUS 191 I MUS (3.00 credits)
This class is designed to enhance your knowledge about computer hardware and software as they relate to music research, listening, composing, performing, teaching, publishing, and managing. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
CONCERT BAND MUS 209 MUS (1.00 credits)
Students will perform a wide variety of works for the wind band, ranging from orchestral transcriptions to modern wind ensemble works. Analysis of performances is also included. NOTE: No B tag is awarded for this course because students must complete two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) of the course to receive the tag. Prerequisites: None.
CONCERT BAND MUS 209 B MUS (1.00 credits)
Students will perform a wide variety of works for the wind band, ranging from orchestral transcriptions to modern wind ensemble works. Analysis of performances is also included. It is required to take this course for two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) to be awarded the B tag. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
CONDUCTING MUS 344 MUS (2.00 credits)
The study of the basic conducting gestures necessary for ensemble rehearsal and performance. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 000. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
EAR TRAINING & SOLFEGE I MUS 142 MUS (1.00 credits)
Focuses on skill development in rhythmic reading, ear training and sightsinging. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 140 B or proficiency exam. Must also register for MUS 141 and MUS 000.
EAR TRAINING & SOLFEGE II MUS 144 MUS (1.00 credits)
Expands the development of music skills in rhythmic reading, ear training, sightsinging, melodic/harmonic dictation, and error detection. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 142. Must also register for MUS 143.
EAR TRAINING & SOLFEGE III MUS 242 MUS (1.00 credits)
Intermediate skill development in rhythmic reading, ear training, sight-singing, melodic/harmonic dictation, and error detection. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 143. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 241.
EDGEWOOD CHORALE MUS 330 MUS (1.00 credits)
Study and performance of major works, as well as smaller choral gems. One or more performances each semester. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
GUITAR ENSEMBLE MUS 215 MUS (1.00 credits)
Guitar Ensemble is for both music majors and minors. It rehearses and performs literature from throughout the guitar's long history; from medieval through modern. The ensemble participates in several concerts each semester, both on and off the Edgewood campus. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
HNR: WOMEN IN MUS: WRITING NEXT CHP MUS 258 QX MUS (4.00 credits)
This course is for serious writers who wish to gain insight on the inner workings of writing and publishing while simultaneously exploring historical documentation of women in music and culture. Using Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction as a basis through which to view the writing, editing, and publication process, class members will research and create new material for the course website and for a potential second edition of the book. This will include written material, graphics, and photographs. Cross-listed: WS 258. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or equivalent
INDEPENDENT STUDY - MUSIC MUS 479 MUS (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - MUSIC MUS 279 MUS (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - MUSIC MUS 379 MUS (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE MUS 210 MUS (1.00 credits)
Study and performance of chamber works for strings, woodwinds, brass or percussion. Available upon student interest. Contact the Chair for details. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
INTERNSHIP MUS 491 MUS (1.00 - 3.00 credits)
Offers the student the opportunity to gain experience in a professional setting according to the student's major area of emphasis. current offerings. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
INTRO TO AUDIO/RECORDING TECHNOLOGY MUS 291 MUS (3.00 credits)
Introduces students to the theory of and practices in digital audio recording. Describes basic background of the history of audio recording, culminating in hands-on operation of a digital audio workstation. Introduces the student to industry standard and most current software and hardware. Related equipment, including microphones, outboard processers and basic concepts of Music Theory and terms are covered. Studio definitions and nomenclature for equipment and terms used in the current professional environment will be covered. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 191
INTRO TO THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC MUS 140 B MUS (3.00 credits)
Introduction to basics of written notation and composition, including introductory music reading, ear training, and keyboarding skills. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
INTRODUCTORY PRIVATE INSTRUMENT MUS 173 MUS (1.00 credits)
This course is an introduction to college level private instrumental study. Students meet weekly with an instrumental instructor of the music department's choice. Each semester, several performances for peer groups will be required as well as a final juried performance. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
INTRODUCTORY PRIVATE PIANO STUDY MUS 172 MUS (1.00 credits)
This course is an introduction to college level private piano study. Students meet weekly with a piano instructor of the music department's choice. Each semester, several performances for peer groups are required, as well as a final juried performance. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
INTRODUCTORY PRIVATE VOICE STUDY MUS 174 MUS (1.00 credits)
This course is an introduction to college level private voice study. Students meet weekly with a voice instructor of the Music Department's choice. Each semester, several performances for peer groups are required, as well as a final juried performance. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE MUS 310 MUS (1.00 credits)
Study and performance of jazz ensemble literature, with campus and community performances. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
JAZZ HISTORY MUS 152 AD MUS (3.00 credits)
This course will explore the history of Jazz music in America. Students will investigate various styles and periods in the development of jazz. They will learn to identify key innovators and their contributions to this art form. The course will also address the impact of race, class and ethnicity on the development of Jazz. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
JUNIOR RECITAL MUS 381 K MUS (2.00 credits)
A culminating recital for juniors or seniors at the 300 level of vocal or instrumental study. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
KEYBOARD SKILLS FOR MAJORS MUS 103 MUS (0.00 credits)
This course will address the skills needed to pass the piano proficiency as well as prepare the student to succeed at the next level of private piano instruction, MUS 201. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC MUS 108 AG MUS (3.00 credits)
The course will introduce students to the diversity of musical cultures in Latin America from historical, ethnic and geographical perspective. Students will explore the impact of socio-demographic and economic trends on the evolution of Latin American music and will gain understanding of styles, cross-cultural influences and folk traditions that have played a crucial role in the development of national musical cultures of Latin America. The course will also touch upon the important impact that Latin American music has had on the evolution of contemporary jazz and pop music worldwide.
METHODS OF TEACHING MUSIC 6-12 MUS 457 MUS (2.00 credits)
The study of methods and materials for effective work in 6-12 settings, including conceptual and philosophical grounding in general and performance curricula. Practicum included. Cross-listed: ED 457. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Full admission to teacher education.
METHODS OF TEACHING MUSIC K-8 MUS 456 MUS (2.00 credits)
Methods and materials for effective work in K-8 settings, including conceptual and philosophical grounding in general music and performance curricula. Practicum included. Cross-listed: ED 456. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Full admission to teacher education.
MIDDLE EASTERN DRUMMING AND CULTURE MUS 111B BG MUS (2.00 credits)
Students will learn and perform basic techniques on percussion instruments representing a variety of Middle Eastern cultures, and will use the musical experience as a lens through which to view sociocultural issues. In addition to playing drums, students will study recordings, artwork, and literary works, exploring the greater cultural traditions beyond the music. Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and Sufism will be addressed. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
MUSIC EXPERIENCES 4 EARLY CHILDHOOD MUS 250 B MUS (3.00 credits)
This course will develop an understanding of the musical development of young children, ages 0-6 years old, and will develop basic skills with which to plan, teach, and select methods and materials that are developmentally, musically, and culturally appropriate for young children. The course will have two sections. Both sections will meet together twice a week for two one-hour sessions, and then each section will meet for a third hour during the week, with one section working on repertoire in English, and one section working on repertoire in Spanish. Cross-listed: None. Offered: S Prerequisite: basic music knowledge/consent of the instructor.
MUSIC HISTORY: MEDIEVAL - BAROQUE MUS 355 MUS (3.00 credits)
Events, movements, composers, and compositions from early music through the Baroque Period with lectures, guided listening, assigned readings, live concerts and critiques. Individual research project. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 000. Offered in alternate years. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Completion of MUS 143, MUS 144, and completion of either MUS 155 or MUS 158, and MUS 152 or MUS 159.
MUSIC HISTORY:CLASSICAL-21ST CENTUR MUS 356 U MUS (3.00 credits)
Events, movements, composers, and compositions from the Classical Period through the 20th century with lectures, guided listening, assigned readings, live concerts and critiques. Individual research project. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Completion of MUS 143, MUS 144, and completion of either MUS 155 or MUS 158, and MUS 152 or MUS 159.
MUSIC STRUCTURE - THEORY & PRACTICE MUS 141A B MUS (3.00 credits)
This course provides an introduction to basic music theory, methods and materials with practical applications to performing, active listening, and teaching at the elementary school level, with emphasis on the ways in which music is related to the historical, social and cultural contexts in which it is created, performed and taught. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
MUSIC THEORY I MUS 141 MUS (3.00 credits)
Beginning music theory with focus on harmonic progression, rhythmic reading and analysis, melodic construction, formal design. Must also register for MUS 142 and MUS 000. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 140 or proficiency exam. Must also register for MUS 142 and MUS 000.
MUSIC THEORY II MUS 143 MUS (3.00 credits)
Study of functional harmony and the treatment of modulation, chromaticism, and secondary dominants, as well as form as an organizing scheme during the Common Practice Period. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 000 and MUS 144. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 142. Must also register for MUS 144.
MUSIC THEORY III MUS 241 MUS (3.00 credits)
Intensive score study and analysis of harmonic concepts from the Common Practice Period relating to modulations, borrowed chords and expanded tertian harmonies, as well as form as an organizing element. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 000 and MUS 242. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 143. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 242.
ORCHESTRA MUS 150 MUS (1.00 credits)
Edgewood students who successfully audition may participate in the Madison Community Orchestra for credit. Contact the Music Department Chair for details. NOTE: No B tag is awarded for this course because students must complete two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) of the course to receive the tag. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.
ORCHESTRA MUS 150 B MUS (1.00 credits)
Edgewood students who successfully audition may participate in the Madison Community Orchestra for credit. Contact the Music Department Chair for details. It is required to take this course for two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) to be awarded the B tag. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
PERFORMANCE CLASS MUS 000 MUS (0.00 credits)
A requirement for music majors that consists of attendance at a designated number of performance classes each semester. Music majors must pass six semesters, minors three semesters.  Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
PIANO CLASS MUS 101 B MUS (2.00 credits)
This course is for students with no previous keyboard experience. Students will learn the basics of the keyboard, rhythms, sight-reading, technique, scales, patterns, intervals, piano repertoire from diverse styles and time periods, and the ways in which music comes together as a whole. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
PIANO PROFICIENCY MUS 104 MUS (1.00 credits)
All music majors must pass a piano proficiency before graduation. MUS 104 will be the course under which a grade will be entered once the student has completed this piano proficiency requirement. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 103.
POPULAR MUSIC: A MULTI-CULTURAL APP MUS 159 AD MUS (3.00 credits)
This course will explore the impact of geographical location, race, class and ethnicity on the development of American popular music. Students will investigate a variety of genres and styles as well as key contributors to this music. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS MUS 211 MUS (1.00 credits)
First level of college-level instrumental instruction. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: prior experience, audition, and consent of the instructor.
PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS MUS 311 MUS (1.00 credits)
Second level of college-level instrumental instruction. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 211 and faculty approval.
PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS-ADVANC MUS 411 MUS (1.00 credits)
Third level of college-level study. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 311 and consent of instructor.
PRIVATE PIANO MUS 301 MUS (1.00 credits)
Second level of college-level piano study. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 201 and faculty approval.
PRIVATE PIANO MUS 201 MUS (1.00 credits)
The first level of college (advanced level) piano studies. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: piano experience, audition, and consent of the instructor.
PRIVATE PIANO-ADVANCED MUS 401 MUS (1.00 credits)
Third level of college-level piano study. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 301 and consent of instructor.
PRIVATE VOICE MUS 221 MUS (1.00 credits)
First level of private vocal instruction. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: prior experience, audition, and consent of the instructor.
PRIVATE VOICE MUS 321 MUS (1.00 credits)
Second level of private vocal instruction. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 221 and faculty approval.
PRIVATE VOICE-ADVANCED MUS 421 MUS (1.00 credits)
Third level of private vocal instruction. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 321 and consent of instructor.
SENIOR MUSIC SEMINAR MUS 440 3 MUS (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
This seminar offers music majors the opportunity to examine interrelations and implications of their studies, to gain skills to enable them to be successful professionals, and will provide a hands-on example of how they might give back to the community. An action research project on a topic of interest within students' musical sub-disciplines will be the focus of the course. Students are encouraged to coordinate their internship/current work experiences with this course to enable direct application to the communities they serve, but community-based student-designed group projects are also possible. Topics include, but are not limited to the following: understanding for-profit and not-for-profit arts organizations, ethics, unions, copyright law, contracts, grant writing, and connections between arts organizations and frequently underserved populations. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: COR 2, junior standing, and consent of instructor.
SENIOR RECITAL MUS 481 K MUS (1.00 - 2.00 credits)
A culminating recital for seniors at the 400 level of vocal or instrumental study. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: MUS 000 and the completion or concurrent registration in/of an O-tag course.
STUDENT TEACHING: CHORAL MUSIC MUS 489B MUS (4.00 - 12.00 credits)
Cross-listed: ED 489B. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
STUDENT TEACHING: GENERAL MUSIC MUS 489A MUS (4.00 - 12.00 credits)
Cross-listed: ED 489A Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
STUDENT TEACHING: INSTRUMENTL MUSIC MUS 489C MUS (4.00 - 12.00 credits)
Cross-listed: ED 489C. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
STUDENT TEACHING: MUSIC MUS 489 MUS (8.00 - 12.00 credits)
a) General Music (4-12 credits) b) Choral Music (4-12 credits) c) Instrumental Music (4-12 credits) Cross-listed: ED 489A, ED 489B, ED 489C. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
THE BASICS OF SINGING MUS 122 B MUS (2.00 credits)
This course offers basic instruction in the art and craft of singing and speaking. Designed for students with no previous vocal training, MUS 122 seeks to increase understanding of vocal function, vocal health and various styles of vocal music. Through the preparation and performance of simple song repertoire, students will develop efficient and healthy singing habits, improve their musical skills, and increase their musical understanding. And it will be fun. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
TOPICS IN PEDAGOGY PERCUSSION MUS 275E MUS (1.00 - 2.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Cross-listed: ED 275. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
TOPICS IN PEDAGOGY STRING MUS 275D MUS (1.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Cross-listed: ED 275. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
TOPICS: PEDAGOGY FOR MUS: BRASS PED MUS 275B MUS (1.00 - 2.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Cross-listed: ED 275. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
TOPICS: PEDAGOGY FOR MUS: FOLK INST MUS 275A MUS (1.00 - 2.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Cross-listed: ED 275. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
TOPICS: PEDAGOGY FOR MUS: VOCAL MUS 275F MUS (2.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Cross-listed: ED 275. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
TOPICS: PEDAGOGY FOR MUS: WOODW PED MUS 275C MUS (1.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Cross-listed: ED 275. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING ENSEMBLE MUS 111A BG MUS (2.00 credits)
A performance-based drumming class with an emphasis on the role of drumming in a variety of West African cultures and the transformation of such styles in cultures throughout the world. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
WOMEN IN MUSIC MUS 158 AQX MUS (4.00 credits)
An examination of the role of women in music in a wide array of genres, ranging from art music to rock and blues, with focus on social construction of gendered roles in music. Students will write a research paper on a topic of interest to them. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None
WOMEN'S CHOIR MUS 130 MUS (1.00 credits)
Women's Choir is a performing ensemble open to any female singer, without audition. Through the preparation and performance of a broad range of choral repertoire, students will develop healthy and efficient singing habits, improve musical skills and increase their musical understanding. NOTE: No B tag is awarded for this course because students must complete two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) of the course to receive the tag. Prerequisites: None.
WOMEN'S CHOIR MUS 130 B MUS (1.00 credits)
Women's Choir is a performing ensemble open to any female singer, without audition. Through the preparation and performance of a broad range of choral repertoire, students will develop healthy and efficient singing habits, improve musical skills and increase their musical understanding. It is required to take this course for two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) to be awarded the B tag. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
WORLD MUSIC MUS 155 AGX MUS (4.00 credits)
This course explores global music in cultural context, and includes examination of traditional ritualistic music as well as modern transformations. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.