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.  Prerequisites: MUS 344 or consent of instructor. 
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. Prerequisites: Music major or minor.
BEGINNING CLASS GUITAR MUS 106 MUS (3.00 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.
BEGINNING CLASS GUITAR MUS 106 B MUS (3.00 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. Prerequisites: None.
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MUS 350 MUS (1.50 credits)
Study and performance of standard works for chamber orchestra. See the Department Chair for details. Participation in this ensemble requires a placement audition. Participation in two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring) is required to fulfill the general education requirement. Prerequisites: 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. It is required to take this course for two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) to be awarded the Arts General Education requirement. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
CHAMBER SINGERS MUS 230 B MUS (1.50 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 Arts General Education requirement.  Prerequisites: None
CONCERT BAND MUS 209 MUS (1.50 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) to meet the Art General Education requirement. Prerequisites: None.
CONCERT BAND MUS 209 B MUS (1.50 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 meet the Art General Education requirement. Prerequisites: None.
CONDUCTING MUS 344 MUS (2.00 credits)
The study of the basic conducting gestures necessary for ensemble rehearsal and performance.  Prerequisites: Music major or minor
EAR TRAINING & SOLFEGE I MUS 142 MUS (1.00 credits)
Focuses on skill development in rhythmic reading, ear training and sightsinging.  Must also register for MUS 141 . Prerequisites: MUS 140 B or proficiency exam.  Corequisites: Must also register for MUS 141.  
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. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 143 . Prerequisites: MUS 142. Corequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC PRODUCTION MUS 191 I MUS (3.00 credits)
This class is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills about hardware and software related to live sound, audio production and music publishing. Prerequisites: None.
GUITAR ENSEMBLE MUS 215 MUS (1.50 credits)
Guitar Ensemble 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. It is required to take this course for two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring only) to be awarded the Arts General Education requirement.  Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: ENG 110 or equivalent 
INDEPENDENT STUDY - MUSIC MUS 279 MUS (1.00 credits)
INDEPENDENT STUDY - MUSIC MUS 379 MUS (1.00 credits)
INDEPENDENT STUDY - MUSIC MUS 479 MUS (1.00 credits)
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. Prerequisites: None.
INTERNSHIP MUS 491 MUS (1.00 credits)
Offers the student the opportunity to gain experience in a professional setting according to the student's major area of emphasis. current offerings. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
INTRO TO AUDIO 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 production, 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. Prerequisites: MUS 191  or consent of instructor 
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. This course meets the Study of the Arts General education requirement. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. This course meets the Study of the Arts General Education Requirement. Prerequisites: None.
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. Prerequisites: Music major or minor students, or Instructor approval.
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. Prerequisites: Full admission to teacher education.
METHODS OF TEACHING MUSIC K-8 MUS 456 MUS (2.00 credits)
This course is the study of methods and materials for effective work in K-8 settings, including conceptual and philosophical grounding in general music and performance curricula. Practicum included. Prerequisites: Full admission to teacher education.
MIDDLE EASTERN DRUMMING AND CULTURE MUS 111B BG MUS (3.00 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. Prerequisites: None.
MIDDLE EASTERN DRUMMING CULTURE MUS 111B MUS (3.00 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.: Prerequisite None.
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.  Prerequisites: Completion of MUS 143 , MUS 144 . 
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. Prerequisites: Completion of MUS 143, MUS 144, and completion of either MUS 155 or MUS 158, and MUS 152 or MUS 159.
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. Prerequisites: MUS 140 or proficiency exam.  Corequisites: Must also register for MUS 142.
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 144. Prerequisites: MUS 141 Corequisites: Must also register for MUS 144 .
MUSIC THEORY III MUS 241 MUS (3.00 credits)
Intensive score study and analysis of larger musical forms and advanced harmonic concepts, with ear-training focusing on modulation, chromaticism and harmonic hearing. Student must be registered concurrently for MUS 242. Prerequisites: MUS 143 
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.
PERFORMANCE CLASS MUS 000 MUS (0.00 credits)
A requirement for music majors and minors that consists of attendance to a designated number of performances in addition to class each semester. Music majors must pass six semesters, all other music majors and music minors three semesters. Prerequisites: All Music majors or minor students
PIANO CLASS MUS 101 B MUS (3.00 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. This course meets the Study of the Arts General education requirement. Prerequisites: None.
PIANO PROFICIENCY MUS 104 MUS (1.00 credits)
All music education 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. Prerequisites: 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. This course meets the Study of the Arts General Education Requirement. Prerequisites: None.
PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS MUS 311 MUS (1.00 credits)
Second level of college-level instrumental instruction. Prerequisites: MUS 211 and faculty approval.
PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS MUS 211 MUS (1.00 credits)
First level of college-level instrumental instruction. Prerequisites: prior experience, audition, and consent of the instructor.
PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS-ADVANC MUS 411 MUS (1.00 credits)
Third level of college-level study. Prerequisites: MUS 311 and consent of instructor.
PRIVATE PIANO MUS 301 MUS (1.00 credits)
Second level of college-level piano study. Prerequisites: MUS 201 and faculty approval.
PRIVATE PIANO MUS 201 MUS (1.00 credits)
The first level of college (advanced level) piano studies. Prerequisites: piano experience, audition, and consent of the instructor.
PRIVATE PIANO-ADVANCED MUS 401 MUS (1.00 credits)
Third level of college-level piano study. Prerequisites: MUS 301 and consent of instructor.
PRIVATE VOICE MUS 321 MUS (1.00 credits)
Second level of private vocal instruction. Prerequisites: MUS 221 and faculty approval.
PRIVATE VOICE MUS 221 MUS (1.00 credits)
First level of private vocal instruction. Prerequisites: prior experience, audition, and consent of the instructor.
PRIVATE VOICE-ADVANCED MUS 421 MUS (1.00 credits)
Third level of private vocal instruction. Prerequisites: MUS 321 and consent of instructor.
SENIOR MUSIC SEMINAR MUS 440 3 MUS (2.00 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. Prerequisites: COR 2, junior standing, and consent of instructor.
SENIOR RECITAL MUS 481 K MUS (1.00 credits)
A culminating recital for seniors at the 400 level of vocal or instrumental study. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
STUDENT TEACHING: CHORAL MUSIC MUS 489B MUS (4.00 credits)
Student teaching:  Music general EC-A.  All student teaching courses and experiences require concurrent enrollment in ED 402   .  All student teaching registrations require approval of the Division of Education and admission to student teaching.  Prerequisites: Full admission to teacher education
STUDENT TEACHING: GENERAL MUSIC MUS 489A MUS (4.00 credits)
Student teaching:  Music general EC-A.  All student teaching courses and experiences require concurrent enrollment in ED 402   .  All student teaching registrations require approval of the Division of Education and admission to student teaching.  Prerequisites: Full admission to teacher education
STUDENT TEACHING: INSTRUMENTL MUSIC MUS 489C MUS (4.00 credits)
Student teaching:  Music general EC-A.  All student teaching courses and experiences require concurrent enrollment in ED 402   .  All student teaching registrations require approval of the Division of Education and admission to student teaching. Prerequisites: Full admission to teacher education
STUDENT TEACHING: MUSIC MUS 489 MUS (8.00 credits)
a) General Music (4-12 credits) b) Choral Music (4-12 credits) c) Instrumental Music (4-12 credits) Prerequisites: Full admission to teacher education
TOPICS IN PEDAGOGY PERCUSSION MUS 275E MUS (1.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Prerequisites: For Music education majors.
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. Prerequisites: For Music education majors.
TOPICS: PEDAGOGY FOR MUS: BRASS PED MUS 275B MUS (1.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Prerequisites: For Music education majors.
TOPICS: PEDAGOGY FOR MUS: FOLK INST MUS 275A MUS (1.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Prerequisites: For Music education majors.
TOPICS: PEDAGOGY FOR MUS: VOCAL MUS 275F MUS (1.00 credits)
A study of methods, materials, and the development of competencies and skills used in the music classroom. Prerequisites: For Music education majors.
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. Prerequisites: For Music education majors.
WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING ENSEMBLE MUS 111A BG MUS (3.00 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. Prerequisites: None.
WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING ENSEMBLE MUS 111A MUS (3.00 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.: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. This course meets the Study of the Arts General Education Requirement. Prerequisites: 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.
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. This course meets the Study of the Arts General Education Requirement. Prerequisites: None.