Courses of Instruction

Choral Music (MUCM)

MUCM 320 Introduction to Choral Music (3, FaSp) An introduction to the many facets of choral music. Grounding in the intellectual and practical issues of choirs, singing, and choral literature. Recommended preparation: ability to read music.

MUCM 390 Special Problems (1-4) Supervised, individual studies. No more than one registration is permitted. Enrollment by petition only.

MUCM 440 Choral Development (2) Problems of achieving proper balance, blend, intonation, diction, precision, etc., in choral groups; criteria for selection of repertoire for particular groups. Junior standing in music.

MUCM 490x Directed Research (2-8, max 8) Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit.

MUCM 541 Choral Literature I (2) Choral composition from c. 1500 to 1800. Performance and analysis of representative works.

MUCM 542 Choral Literature II (2) 19th and 20th century choral works; criteria for program building.

MUCM 543 Seminar in Choral Music (2, max 4) Advanced choral techniques; historical, analytical and performance problems. Prerequisite: MUCM 641.

MUCM 590 Directed Research (1-12) Supervised research in preparation for the Master’s recital. Graded CR/NC.

MUCM 641 Choral Literature III (2) Detailed study of selected major choral works; historical context, score analysis, performance practices. Prerequisite: MUCM 541, MUCM 542.

MUCM 643 Seminar in Choral Music II (2, max 4, Sp) Continuation of MUCM 543, with concentration on the conducting problems in major choral-orchestral works.

MUCM 790 Research (1-12) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

MUCM 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.