Music and Music Education Courses

APL | MED | MUS

APL

APL 177 - Bassoon (1-4 hours)
Bassoon

APL 178 - Cello (1-4 hours)
Cello

APL 179 - Clarinet (1-4 hours)
Clarinet

APL 180 - Composition (1-4 hours)
Composition

APL 181 - Euphonium (1-4 hours)
Euphonium

APL 182 - Flute (1-4 hours)
Flute

APL 183 - Guitar (1-4 hours)
Guitar

APL 185 - Horn (1-4 hours)
Horn

APL 186 - Oboe (1-4 hours)
Oboe

APL 187 - Organ (1-4 hours)
Organ

APL 188 - Percussion (1-4 hours)
Percussion

APL 189 - Piano (1-4 hours)
Piano

APL 190 - Saxophone (1-4 hours)
Saxophone

APL 191 - String Bass (1-4 hours)
String Bass

APL 192 - Trombone (1-4 hours)
Trombone

APL 193 - Trumpet (1-4 hours)
Trumpet

APL 194 - Tuba (1-4 hours)
Tuba

APL 195 - Viola (1-4 hours)
Viola

APL 196 - Violin (1-4 hours)
Violin

APL 197 - Voice (1-4 hours)
Voice

APL 198 - Instrument (1-4 hours)
Instrument

APL 377 - Bassoon (1-4 hours)
Bassoon

APL 378 - Cello (1-4 hours)
Cello

APL 379 - Clarinet (1-4 hours)
Clarinet

APL 380 - Composition (1-4 hours)
Composition

APL 381 - Euphonium (1-4 hours)
Euphonium

APL 382 - Flute (1-4 hours)
Flute

APL 383 - Guitar (1-4 hours)
Guitar

APL 385 - Horn (1-4 hours)
Horn

APL 386 - Oboe (1-4 hours)
Oboe

APL 387 - Organ (1-4 hours)
Organ

APL 388 - Percussion (1-4 hours)
Percussion

APL 389 - Piano (1-4 hours)
Piano

APL 390 - Saxophone (1-4 hours)
Saxophone

APL 391 - String Bass (1-4 hours)
String Bass

APL 392 - Trombone (1-4 hours)
Trombone

APL 393 - Trumpet (1-4 hours)
Trumpet

APL 394 - Tuba (1-4 hours)
Tuba

APL 395 - Viola (1-4 hours)
Viola

APL 396 - Violin (1-4 hours)
Violin

APL 397 - Voice (1-4 hours)
Voice

APL 398 - Instrument (1-4 hours)
Instrument

MED

MED 155 - Brass Technique, Materials and Methods (2 hours)
Brass instruments; emphasis on teaching methods and literature.

MED 251 - String Technique, Materials and Methods (2 hours)
Methods of teaching strings; participation in group performance on all string instruments.

MED 252 - Advanced String Technique, Materials and Methods (1 hour)
Continuation of MED 251: specialization in one of the string instruments. Evaluation of grade school materials. Prerequisite: MED 251 or consent of instructor.

MED 257 - Percussion Technique, Materials and Methods (2 hours)
Playing and teaching all percussion instruments used in school bands and orchestras.

MED 321 - Conducting I (2 hours)
Technique of the baton; gestures and learning independence of hands. Short score reading and rehearsal. Conducting the class in short exercises. Prerequisite: junior standing in music.

MED 322 - Conducting II (2 hours)
Continuation of MED 321: conducting problems and rehearsal techniques for instrumental and choral groups. Conducting the band and chorus. Full score reading. Prerequisite: MED 321 or consent of instructor; junior standing.

MED 354 - Woodwind Technique, Materials and Methods (2 hours)
Study of clarinet, flute, and oboe; emphasis on teaching techniques and literature.

MED 355 - Advanced Woodwind Technique, Materials and Methods (1 hour)
Continuation of MED 354: bassoon, saxophone, and continued study of clarinet. Evaluation of grade school materials and methods. At least 5 hours observation of woodwind teaching. Prerequisite: MED 354 or audition.

MUS

MUS 001 - Recital Laboratory (0 hours)
Opportunity to perform and to listen critically, under faculty guidance. Discussion of topics of interest to music majors. Attendance required of all music students. Majors must perform at least once each semester, at teacher's discretion, and attend 10 concerts each semester. Grade based on concert and workshop attendance.

MUS 002 - Senior Recital (0 hours)
Required for B.M. and B.M.E. May be given in first or second semester of senior year.

MUS 003 - Junior Recital (0 hours)
Public performance guided by applied music faculty. Required for the Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. May be given in first or second semester of junior year.

MUS 101 - Introduction to Music Business (3 hours)
Survey of the music business industry: music publishing, the recording industry, copyright law, performance rights, music products retailing, and arts management.

MUS 105 - Elements of Music (3 hours)
Beginning theory, music reading, and piano. Recommended for elementary education majors, other non-music majors, and music majors with deficiency in music background at time of entrance. Prerequisite: elementary education major or consent of instructor.

MUS 107 - The Language of Music (1 hour)
Introduction to elements of music, notational terminology, and music styles (Baroque, Classic, and Romantic). Taught by 7 videotapes viewed in Cullom-Davis Library. Not open to students with credit in MUS 109.

MUS 109 - Music Appreciation (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FA
Core Curr. FA
Detailed study of elements of music, and music notation; general survey of music and composers. How music expresses and communicates feelings and ideas: listening to compositions from various periods. Performance by faculty artists in class, and outside listening experiences. Satisfies fine arts general education requirement. Prerequisite: Non-music majors only.

MUS 115 - Voice Class (1 hour)
For freshman elementary education majors and instrumental music majors. Prerequisite: MUS 105 or music major; consent of instructor.

MUS 125 - Foreign Language Diction for Singers (2 hours)
International Phonetic Association symbols for Italian, German, and French songs. Rules of pronunciation; special emphasis on vocal demands.

MUS 140 - Piano Class for Adult Beginners (1 hour)
Elementary piano for non-music majors.

MUS 141 - Orchestra (1 hour)
Participation in Bradley Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, or Knox-Galesburg Symphony. One hour credit for each ensemble. Two sections may be taken each semester; may be repeated for a maximum of 16 hours credit. Open to all students by audition. Separate auditions required for each orchestra.

MUS 142 - University Bands (1 hour)
Participation in the Bradley Symphonic Winds and/or Bradley Symphonic Band. Concerts on and off campus. Two sections may be repeated for a maximum of 16 hours credit. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 143 - Bradley Community Chorus (0.5 hours)
Presents two major choral works with orchestra each year. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 144 - Bradley Chorale (1 hour)
Study and performance of choral music from all periods of music history: accompanied and unaccompanied works. Concerts on and off campus. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 145 - Women's Choir (1 hour)
Study and performance of choral music for women's voices. Concerts on and off campus. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 146 - Jazz Band (1 hour)
Bradley Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band. Study and performance of jazz from all eras. Concerts on and off campus. Two sections may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 161 - Music Theory I (2 hours)
Basic properties and notation of tone: diatonic scale systems; intervals; melodic organization; homophonic and contrapuntal two- and three-voice combinations. Prerequisite: music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 162 - Music Theory II (2 hours)
Continuation of MUS 161: chord structures, decorative pitches, harmonic successions, four-voice combinations, inversions, seventh chords, secondary dominants, and modulations. Prerequisite: music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 163 - Elementary Ear-Training and Sight Singing (1 hour)
Aural theory; intervals, triads, and inversions; rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation. Prerequisite: music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 164 - Elementary Ear-Training and Sight Singing (1 hour)
Aural theory; intervals, triads, and inversions; rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation. Prerequisite: music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 165 - Keyboard Skills-Class Piano (2 hours)
Development of keyboard facility: scales, improvisation, sight reading, transposing, and performance of elementary piano literature. Development of music-reading facility: theoretical aspects of music such as scales, functional harmony, and intervals. Self-paced. Prerequisite: music major or consent of instructor; MUS 165 required for MUS 166.

MUS 166 - Keyboard Skills-Class Piano (2 hours)
Development of keyboard facility: scales, improvisation, sight reading, transposing, and performance of elementary piano literature. Development of music-reading facility: theoretical aspects of music such as scales, functional harmony, and intervals. Self-paced. Prerequisite: music major or consent of instructor; MUS 165 required for MUS 166.

MUS 201 - Moguls in Music (3 hours)
Moguls In Music will exam the careers of the most influential and notorious business icons of popular music. Students will learn the path to success of the true music entrepreneur through historical research and first hand accounts.

MUS 202 - History of Jazz (3 hours)
Designed to teach the development of jazz through the perspective of its major figures. Covers the spectrum of recorded jazz with an emphasis on listening, primary source readings, and in-class activities. Students will study the elements that define jazz as a unique musical idiom by examining stylistic periods, major innovators, performers and composers, and improvisation.

MUS 203 - History of Music (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FA
Music in historical perspective, Middle Ages to present; relationship to social and political atmosphere of each era. Review of basic music fundamentals and terminology; selected examples of musical works. Prerequisite: CIV 100; non-music major.

MUS 204 - Music Promotions Practicum (0.5 hours)
Music Promotions Practicum is designed to give students the opportunity to develop promotional and networking skills in the music industry within the campus environment. Each student will be assigned a semester-long project with a University ensemble or music organization, with the goal of creating promotional materials for their assigned group. May be repeated up to a maximum of 2 credit hours. Prerequisite: Music and Entertainment Industry major or consent of instructor.

MUS 235 - Music in Its Historical Perspective I (3 hours)
Music and its development in Western civilization: to 1600. Emphasis on acquaintance with and analysis of representative musical works and style, and on understanding of musical concepts in historical context. Prerequisite: music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 236 - Music in Its Historical Perspective II (3 hours)
Music and its development: Baroque through Classical. Emphasis on acquaintance with and analysis of representative musical works and style, and on understanding of musical concepts in historical context. Prerequisite: music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 250 - Introduction to Music Technology (3 hours)
The use of technology as a tool and resource in music education, composition, and performance. Emphasis on computer applications. Prerequisite: MUS 161.

MUS 261 - Music Theory III (2 hours)
Continuation of MUS 162 emphasizing contrapuntal techniques: imitation, the invention, contrapuntal devices, the fugue. Further study of seventh chords and formal structures. Prerequisite: MUS 161, 162; or consent of instructor.

MUS 262 - Music Theory IV (2 hours)
Continuation of MUS 261: formal structures; further study of chord structures including ninth, eleventh, thirteenth, and augmented sixth chords; chromatic harmony; enriched tonal resource; impressionistic techniques. Prerequisite: MUS 261 or consent of instructor.

MUS 263 - Advanced Ear-Training and Sight Singing (1 hour)
Continuation of MUS 163, 164: aural recognition of various types of seventh and ninth chords; melodic and harmonic dictation, including chromatically altered chords and modulation. Prerequisite: MUS 163, 164; or consent of instructor.

MUS 264 - Advanced Ear-Training and Sight Singing (1 hour)
Continuation of MUS 163, 164: aural recognition of various types of seventh and ninth chords; melodic and harmonic dictation, including chromatically altered chords and modulation. Prerequisite: MUS 163, 164; or consent of instructor.

MUS 265 - Advanced Keyboard Skills-Class Piano (2 hours)
Continuation of MUS 165, 166, including sight reading and additional chord progressions. Prerequisite: MUS 166 or consent of instructor; MUS 265 or consent of instructor required for MUS 266.

MUS 266 - Advanced Keyboard Skills-Class Piano (2 hours)
Continuation of MUS 165, 166, including sight reading and additional chord progressions. Prerequisite: MUS 166 or consent of instructor; MUS 265 or consent of instructor required for MUS 266.

MUS 271 - Jazz Improvisation (2 hours)
Theoretical principles in jazz; application to ultimate goal of a highly developed and musical performance. Rehearsals. Prerequisite: music major or concurrent enrollment in MUS 142 or 342.

MUS 272 - Jazz Improvisation (2 hours)
Theoretical principles in jazz; application to ultimate goal of a highly developed and musical performance. Rehearsals. Prerequisite: music major or concurrent enrollment in MUS 142 or 342.

MUS 301 - Contemporary Issues in Music Business (3 hours)
Overview of contemporary issues that are impacting the music business industry. Individual research in primary field of interest. Prerequisite: MUS 101.

MUS 303 - Music Products Industry (3 hours)
This course analyzes the various categories of the music products industry and their structure, financing, and market penetration. Additionally, students learn how to balance inventory through financial analysis and pricing models. Prerequisite: MUS 101

MUS 304 - Music Licensing and Contracts (3 hours)
Students learn to understand the legal documents that affect royalty calculations for the use of musical intellectual property, including sound recordings, publishing, and other general licensing. Prerequisite: MUS 101

MUS 305 - Counterpoint (2 hours)
Contrapuntal practices of the 18th century. Prerequisite: MUS 261 and 263, or equivalent.

MUS 306 - Sales and Promotion in the Music Products Industry (3 hours)
Combines knowledge of the products industry with sales and marketing strategies for specific product segments. Students will gain a basic understanding of sales fundamentals in both a retail music environment and in the role of a district manager for a manufacturer. Prerequisite: MUS 101 and MUS 303

MUS 307 - Music Agency and Fine Arts Administration (3 hours)
This course studies the roles of agents, promoters, and arts administrators in both the private and non-profit sector. Prerequisite: MUS 101 - Introduction to Music Business

MUS 309 - Ensemble (1 hour)
Repertoire for small ensembles (vocal or instrumental), including Collegium Musicum. Workshop recitals.

MUS 310 - Ensemble (1 hour)
Repertoire for small ensembles (vocal or instrumental), including Collegium Musicum. Workshop recitals.

MUS 312 - Music in Media (3 hours)
Music in Media will explore the diverse and creative ways that music is integrated into our cultural landscapes, addressing music in film, television, gaming, branding, and advertising through research and introductions to distinguished leaders in the field, past and present.

MUS 319 - Composition (2 hours)
Compositions in smaller forms for voice, piano, and instruments in various combinations. Prerequisite: MUS 262 or consent of instructor.

MUS 323 - Marching Band Techniques (1 hour)
Techniques in organization, training, and performance of marching bands in public schools and colleges. Five hours observation in public schools. Prerequisite: Junior standing in music or consent of instructor.

MUS 327 - Accompanying (1 hour)
Vocal and instrumental accompanying, for piano and organ students. Requires minimum of 3 hours per week studio accompanying, and accompanying in recital workshops for these students. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MUS 328 - Accompanying (1 hour)
Vocal and instrumental accompanying, for piano and organ students. Requires minimum of 3 hours per week studio accompanying, and accompanying in recital workshops for these students. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MUS 331 - Piano Pedagogy (2 hours)
Principles and methods of teaching piano: lectures, demonstrations, and observations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MUS 335 - Music in Its Historical Perspective III (3 hours)
Music and its development: 19th century (MUS 335) and 20th century (MUS 336). Emphasis on acquaintance with and analysis of representative musical works and style, and an understanding of musical concepts in historical context. Prerequisite: music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 336 - Music in Its Historical Perspective IV (3 hours)
Music and its development: 19th century (MUS 335) and 20th century (MUS 336). Emphasis on acquaintance with and analysis of representative musical works and style, and an understanding of musical concepts in historical context. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.

MUS 341 - Orchestra (1 hour)
Participation in the Bradley Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, or Knox-Galesburg Symphony. One hour credit for each ensemble. Two sections may be taken each semester; may be repeated for a maximum of 16 hours credit. Open to all students by audition. Separate auditions required for each orchestra.

MUS 342 - University Bands (1 hour)
Participation in the Bradley Symphonic Winds and/or Bradley Symphonic Band. Concerts on and off campus. Two sections may be repeated for a maximum of 16 hours credit. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 343 - Bradley Community Chorus (0.5 hours)
Presents two major choral works with orchestra each year. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 344 - Bradley Chorale (1 hour)
Study and performance of choral music from all periods of music history: accompanied and unaccompanied works. Concerts on and off campus. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 345 - Women's Choir (1 hour)
Study and performance of choral music for women's voices. Concerts on and off campus. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 346 - Jazz Band (1 hour)
Bradley Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band. Study and performance of jazz from all eras. Concerts on and off campus. Two sections may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits. Open to all students by audition.

MUS 350 - Intermediate Music Technology (3 hours)
Continuation of MUS 250. Emphasis on computer applications, recording, and the Internet. Prerequisite: MUS 250.

MUS 360 - Introduction to Recording Arts and Sciences (3 hours)
Designed for students who have an interest in making a career in the music industry, private industry audio/visual departments, and medium to large church and religious organizations or for performance majors interested in increasing their knowledge about live recording environments. The focus will be on understanding the basic concepts of operating professional audio equipment and how to professionally interact with the various parties involved in a recording project.

MUS 361 - Advanced Audio Engineering (3 hours)
The advanced audio engineering course is geared towards the individual who wants to make a career in the record industry, private industry audio/visual departments, and medium to large church and religious organizations or live performance industry. Prerequisite: MUS 360

MUS 375 - Opera Workshop (1 hour)
Operatic literature, style, stage deportment, and presentation of scenes. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours. Prerequisite: Vocal music concentration or consent of instructor.

MUS 401 - Orchestration (2 hours)
Symphonic scoring and scoring for school bands and choruses. Prerequisite: MUS 261, 262, and senior standing.

MUS 405 - Theories of Atonal Music (3 hours)
Introduction to analytical and compositional techniques of atonal music, with emphasis on pitch-class set theory. Prerequisite: MUS 262 or consent of instructor.

MUS 421 - Advanced Choral Conducting (1 hour)
Continuation of Conducting II. Emphasis on full score reading and practical experience conducting the chorus or chorale. Prerequisite: MED 322.

MUS 422 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting (1 hour)
Continuation of Conducting I. Emphasis on full score reading and practical experience conducting the band or orchestra. Prerequisite: MED 321.

MUS 431 - Laboratory Teaching - Piano (2 hours)
Supervised teaching of piano: private and class lessons. Prerequisite: MUS 331.

MUS 433 - Piano Literature (2 hours)
Survey of piano compositions: Baroque period into the 20th century. Performance, discussion, and analysis.

MUS 470 - Vocal Pedagogy (2 hours)
Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism in relation to the art of singing in theory and practice. Includes laboratory teaching experience. Prerequisite: vocal music major with junior standing or consent of instructor.

MUS 480 - Vocal Literature (2 hours)
Song literature for the solo voice; poetry and settings beginning with English lutenist airs. Monody, arias, and cantatas of the Baroque and Classic periods; songs of contemporary composers. Prerequisite: MUS 335, 336; or consent of instructor.

MUS 491 - Independent Study in Music (1-3 hours)
Directed independent study in a selected area of music or music education; weekly meetings with the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor.

MUS 492 - Topics in Music (1-3 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. May be repeated under different topics to a maximum of 9 hours. Topic and prerequisites stated in current Schedule of Classes.