Music (MUS)

MUS 101  Introduction to Music: Gothic Era to Baroque  (3 credits)  

A broad survey of music literature from the year 800 to 1750. Includes exploration of historical and cultural trees which helped to shape music during this time span. Analytical study and guided listening to improve understanding and enjoyment. Musical background not necessary to take the course.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.
MUS 102  Introduction to Music: Classical Period to Modern Times  (3 credits)  
MUS 110  Jazz  (3-4 credits)  

s: A study of the historical and musical origins of jazz, and a survey and analysis of the major schools and trends of jazz. The elements of jazz performance are examined, and there will be an in-depth study of historically significant performers and performing groups as a means of understanding the evolution of jazz practice.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: Spring.
MUS 121  Concert Season in New York  (3 credits)  

A unique experience of concert-going at New York's great halls, hearing great orchestras, soloists, operas and chamber music, combined with classroom preparation in listening and learning about musical styles, elements of music and analysis of works to be heard in concert. Students attend six performances during the semester, as a class.

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA.
MUS 132  Private Voice Lessons II  (1 credits)  

Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.
Prerequisites: Students must be a Music Theater Major.
MUS 141  Music Appreciation  (3 credits)  

A survey of musical styles, forms and composers, including medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, impressionist, and modern. An appreciation of music is cultivated through discussion of the elements of music and through listening to and analysis of masterpieces from all periods.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
MUS 142  Musical Styles and Forms: 1600 to Present  (3 credits)  
MUS 145  Opera: History and Performance  (3 credits)  

A survey of the history and tradition of this vocal art form from its beginnings in the Renaissance to the present day. Students will explore the range of productions through recordings, videos, and live performances.

MUS 146  Music of World Cultures  (3 credits)  

This course is an introductory, one semester survey of music traditions from various cultures around the globe. The content of the course is organized by geographic regions and will include examinations of the various cultures, music, and how they interact.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.
MUS 147  Rock and Contemporary Culture  (3 credits)  

The recent musical revolution, including folk music, popular rhythms, politically meaningful lyrics, and its effects on the youth of our time.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.
MUS 149  How the Entertainment Industry Works  (3 credits)  

This course will provide students with an understanding of how this country's arts and entertainment industry functions on an organizational level, specifically the areas of Theater, Music, Film and Television in the United States.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall, Spring.
MUS 150  Fundamentals of Music I  (3 credits)  

Designed for those who have had no previous musical training. A study of music notation, music theory; scales, keys, intervals, harmonization, transposition, triads and simple chord progressions. Students will receive ear training, learn how to compose their own simple musical compositions for piano, and learn to play beginning-level piano music at the keyboard.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer
MUS 155  Choral Singing  (3 credits)  

A performance-based course offering students the opportunity to rehearse and perform great choral works from all periods of music history. Students accepted to this course join the Westchester Concert Singers, a high-quality chorus based at Pace University, for rehearsals and a public concert at the end of the semester. Previous choral experience is helpful but not required. Acceptance to the course is based on a successful audition.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.
Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair and Instructor.
MUS 156  Guitar Workshop  (3 credits)  
MUS 157  Chorus I  (3 credits)  

This course consists of the study and singing of great choral literature of all historical musical periods, in addition to the singing of outstanding representative folk and popular choral works.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.
Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor or Department Chairperson.
MUS 157A  Topic: Chorus II  (1 credits)  

This course consists of the study and singing of great choral literature of all historical musical periods, in addition to the singing of outstanding representative folk and popular choral works. Students participating in chorus for credit over a three semester peiod will accumulate 3 credits and thus fulfill their core Fine Arts requirement.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.
MUS 157B  Topic: Chorus III  (1 credits)  

This course consists of the study and singing of great choral literature of all historical musical periods, in addition to the singing of outstanding representative folk and popular choral works. Students participating in chorus for credit over a three-semester period will accumulate 3 credits and thus fulfill their core Fine Arts requirement.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.
MUS 160  Open Tutorials in Music  (3 credits)  
MUS 196  Topics in Music  (3 credits)  
MUS 196A  Topic: The Complete Singer  (3 credits)  
MUS 196C  Vocal Production and Tecnique for the Singer  (3 credits)  
MUS 196D  Topic: World Music  (3 credits)  
MUS 196G  Sight - Singing  (3 credits)  
MUS 196H  Topic: Voice II  (3 credits)  
MUS 196I  Topic: Opera - History and Performance  (3 credits)  
MUS 196J  Topics in Music: Musical Experience  (2 credits)  
MUS 196K  Topic: Music Theater Ensemble  (2 credits)  

Music Theater Ensemble is a unique class open to all BFA in Music Theater majors. In this class students will be able to apply their sight singing and theory skills from previous classes directly with music from the music theater repertoire. The group will sing ensemble numbers from different eras and styles giving the students the practical wherewithal to be effective professionals in the chorus of Broadway shows.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.
MUS 201  Music in America  (3 credits)  
MUS 202  Modern Music  (3 credits)  
MUS 203  Music of the Baroque Period  (3 credits)  
MUS 204  Music of the Classical Period  (3 credits)  

A survey of the music Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Discussion to include analysis of musical form and otehr important elements. Guided listening to improve understanding and enjoyment.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.
MUS 205  Music of the Romantic Period  (3 credits)  
MUS 206  Women in Music  (3 credits)  
MUS 221  Music Theory I  (3 credits)  
MUS 222  Music Theory II  (3 credits)  
MUS 225  Contemporary Jazz in New York  (3 credits)  
MUS 231  Private Voice Lessons III  (1 credits)  

Voice lessons gear to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair. Students must be a Music Theater Major.
MUS 232  Private Voice Lessons IV  (1 credits)  

: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.
MUS 243  Beethoven: Hero for an Age  (3 credits)  
MUS 250  Musical Theatre History and Repertoire I  (3 credits)  

An exploration into the style and repertoire of the most influential composers and lyricists of the early Musical Theatre. For Musical Theater Majors only.

MUS 251  Applied Music I  (3 credits)  

Individual study of an instrument or voice. 7 hours weekly outside preparation. May be taken only once for academic credit. Open to students at all levels of advancement.

Course Rotation: TBA.
MUS 251A  Applied Music I (Cello)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251C  Applied Music I (Clarinet)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251F  Applied Music I (Flute)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251M  Applied Music I (Voice)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251N  Applied Music I (Piano)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251O  Applied Music I (Percussion)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251P  Applied Music I (Guitar)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251R  Applied Music I (Saxaphone)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251S  Applied Music I (Violin)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251T  Applied Music (Trumpet)  (3 credits)  
MUS 251V  Applied Music I (Viola)  (3 credits)  
MUS 252  Applied Music II  (3 credits)  

A continuation of Applied Music I. May be taken only once for academic credit.

Course Rotation: TBA.
MUS 252M  Applied Music II: Voice  (3 credits)  
MUS 252N  Applied Music II: Piano  (3 credits)  
MUS 252O  Applied Music II: Percussion  (3 credits)  
MUS 252P  Applied Music: Guitar  (3 credits)  
MUS 260  Musical Theatre Technique I  (3 credits)  

A performance based class with an emphasis on integration of acting, singing and movement skills. This begins the fundamental musical theater courses.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing required. Students must be a Music Theater Major.
MUS 261  Musical Theatre Technique II  (3 credits)  

A performance-based class with an emphasis on integration of acting, singing and movement skills. In this class, students will learn to sing material from the musical theatre repertoire in a dramatic context.

Prerequisites: Open to Theater majors only.
MUS 296A   Topic: Vocal Studies I  (1 credits)  
MUS 296B  Special Topic: Vocal Studies II  (2 credits)  
MUS 296C  Topic: Freshman Voice II  (2 credits)  

A continuation of the work done is MUS 296A that will help the beginning student to understand how to use the voice in a healthy manner and acquire a healthy vocal technique. In addition, the students will learn how to work with an accompanist/coach and to prepare their music properly.

MUS 296E  Topic: Music Theater Audition Technique  (3 credits)  
MUS 296F  Music Theater Scene Study  (3 credits)  

A performance class building on the work begun in MUS 196F focusing on the acting and stylistic adjustments required for the performance of a musical number within the context of the scene and the entire musical work. Attention will be paid to partner and ensemble work. In addition to building on an acting foundation the course will address issues of range and vocal support, style and repertory.

MUS 310  Writing for the Musical Theatre  (3 credits)  

Learn the basic fundamentals of writing the book, music and lyrics for writing musicals.

Course Rotation: NY;Spring
MUS 311  Writing for the Musical Theater II  (3 credits)  

Musical Theatre Writing is a comprehensive art form combining three elements: 1) Music-which is composed of melodies, accompaniment, orchestration, vocal arrangements and more; 2) Lyrics-text set in time; and 3) Book-composed of dialogue, design, character, plot and story. In this course, students will be exposed to and will learn the basics of creating a full-length musical theatre piece.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall
MUS 320  Musical Theater History and Repertoire II  (3 credits)  

A survey class to introduce students to the history of the American Musical Theatre.

Prerequisites: Junior standing and studying towards a BFA in Musical Theatre.
MUS 331  Private Voice Lessons V  (1 credits)  

Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair. Students must be a Music Theater Major.
MUS 332  Private Voice Lessons VI  (1 credits)  

Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.
MUS 361  Musical Theatre Scene Study  (3 credits)  

This is the third of the four anchor classes in the musical theatre program. Students will explore a series of assigned scene in which the book of a musical is integrated with its score, focusing on the skills needed to perform in a musical. Each student with learns and performs two duets, and one small group number. In addition, a scene exploration paper is required for each song assigned.

MUS 395  Independent Study in Music  (1-9 credits)  
MUS 395A  Independent Study in Music (A)  (1-9 credits)  
MUS 395B  Independent Study in Music (B)  (1-9 credits)  
MUS 395C  Independent Study in Music (C)  (1-9 credits)  
MUS 431  Private Voice Lessons VII  (1 credits)  

Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Prerequisites: Permission of Music Department is required. Students must be a Music Theater Major.
MUS 432  Private Voice Lessons VIII  (1 credits)  

Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.
MUS 460  Musical Theatre Audition Technique  (3 credits)  

This is a performance-based class with an emphasis on preparation for professional auditions. In this class, students will be assigned music that is specific to their needs and will be chosen based on the student's range, voice and type. Students will leave this class with all of the necessary skills needed to audition. This will include the completion of a headshot and resume as well as having a book full of appropriate audition material. In addition, students will learn about agents and casting directors. Students will also learn the anatomy of all the different types of auditions. There will be discussion on type and image. For the final, a panel of casting directors and agents will audition each student and give appropriate feedback.

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of Department Chair. Students must be a Music Theater Major.