Music/Performance (MUPR)

MUPR 060  Music Theatre Practicum 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Private fee. Preparation and presentation of a work of musical theatre.

MUPR 100  Class Piano for the Non-Music Major 3 Credits


Basic skills and fundamental knowledge of the keyboard. A basic knowledge of music reading is helpful but not necessary. 3 hours lecture.

MUPR 101  Class Piano for the Non-Music Major II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUPR 100. Continuation of basic skills and fundamental knowledge of keyboard. Music reading, both treble and bass clefs, required. Skills covered include sightreading, technical exercises, harmonization of melodies, and improvisation. The course will contain materials from various styles and periods of music, including baroque, classical, and jazz. 3 hours studio.

MUPR 103  Voice Class for the Non-Music Major 3 Credits


Study of singing through vocal exercises and the performance of English and American art, theatrical and popular songs. 3 hours lecture.

MUPR 105  Modern Guitar Workshop 3 Credits


Sight reading, chord playing and technical skills needed for the commercial musical scene. Latin music, swing rhythms, rock interpretations, jazz styles (chord and single note soloing), effective accompaniment styles. Open to majors and non-majors. Basic knowledge of guitar, some reading ability required. 3 hours lecture.

MUPR 130  Introduction to Diction: English and Italian 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Majors only. Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet and an overview of the basic sounds of Italian and English as they are properly sung. Practice in transcribing, pronouncing and singing examples of Italian and English vocal repertory. Includes one-hour Laboratory. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory.

MUPR 131  Diction Overview: German and French 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Majors only; MUPR 130. : Continued work with the International Phonetic Alphabet and an overview of the basic sounds of German and French as they are properly sung. Practice in transcribing, pronouncing, and singing examples of German and French vocal repertory. Includes one-hour Laboratory. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory.

MUPR 139  Performance Practicum 0 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. All music majors must register for this number each semester in order to free their schedules for recital and masterclass commitments. This course is offered as Pass/Fail only. Previous course MUPR 039 effective through Spring 2014.

MUPR 140  Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music Performance, Music w/concentration:Jazz Studies and Musical Theatre majors only. Performance of repertoire for coaching in interpretation, style, analysis, technique, etc. Required in conjunction with each course in the primary and major instrument. Previous course MUPR 040 effective through Spring 2014.

MUPR 199  Opera Coaching 0 Credits


Corequisite(s): MUEN 130. Special fee. An individual practicum in which a voice student receives once-weekly training from a master coach in matters of style and interpretation for the performance of opera repertory. The sessions focus on performance traditions and interpretive possibilities of specific opera repertory that the student is performing in Opera Workshop that semester.

MUPR 200  Vocal Coaching 0 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUAP 121. Corequisite(s): MUPR 485. For Vocal Performance students, Applied Music. Students in the Music Education/Voice concentration must take MUPR 200 in the semester in which they give their senior recital. Special fee. An individual practicum in which a voice student receives once-weekly training from a master coach in matters of style and interpretation of solo vocal repertory. The sessions focus on performance traditions and interpretive possibilities for the student's solo repertory for the semester. Students in the Performance/Voice concentration must register for MUPR 200 for at least 6 semesters, normally beginning with Applied Music III.

MUPR 204  Piano Accompanying 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUCP 102. Problems of transposition, ensemble, interpretation and sight reading as applied to accompanying vocal and instrumental literature. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 210  Jazz Keyboard and Theory 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MSSN 102. Introduction to jazz techniques of harmonization, improvisation and theory at the keyboard in varying styles. Previous course MUPR 304 effective through Spring 2014.

MUPR 255  Problems of Performance 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUAP 122. Development of techniques needed for success in public appearances involving music, theatre, speech, etc. Resolving such problems as stage fright, memory loss, pre-performance anxiety. Attaining self-understanding and confidence using techniques of Havas, Berne, Horrigel, Weekes, Alexander, others. Guest performers. Open to all majors. 3 hours lecture.

MUPR 295  Sophomore Recital 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUAP 122, Music Performance majors only. Special fee. Public performance of solo literature. Required of MUPR majors. This course will be graded. Previous course MUPR 203 effective through Spring 2014.

MUPR 335  Elementary Conducting 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUCP 202. Baton techniques and clef reading in orchestral and choral scores. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 340  Italian Repertory and Diction I 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Music performance majors only. Italian art songs. Interrelation of the poetic text, the vocal musical line and the instrumental part; technical and the stylistic demands of the music. Italian diction introduced. Emphasis on listening and performing. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 341  Italian Repertory and Diction II 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUPR 340; Music performance majors only. Continuation of MUPR 340. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 342  French Repertory and Diction I 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Music performance majors only. Basic French for singing; enunciation and pronunciation; vocabulary. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 343  French Repertory And Diction II 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUPR 342; Music performance majors only. Continuation of MUPR 342. Study of French repertory projection of text, musical style. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 344  German Repertory and Diction I 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Music performance majors only. Basic German for singing. Enunciation and pronunciation; vocabulary. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 345  German Repertory and Diction II 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUPR 344; Music performance majors only. Continuation of MUPR 344. Advanced material. Study of German repertory. Projection of text, musical style. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 346  English Repertory and Diction I 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Music performance majors only. Basic rules for singing in English; correcting poor everyday speech habits; learning songs. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 347  English Repertory and Diction II 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUPR 346; Music performance majors only. Continuation of MUPR 346. Art songs, contemporary arias; meaning of text and means of communicating words to the audience. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 395  Junior Recital 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUAP 224. Music Performance majors only. Special fee. Public performance of solo literature. Required of MUPR majors, if MUPR 295 not completed. This course will be graded. Previous course MUPR 303 effective through Spring 2014.

MUPR 400  Selected Topics in Music I 1.5 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Intensive study of a single composer or limited array of works. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 3.0 credits. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 401  Selected Topics in Music II 1.5 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Intensive study of a single composer or limited array of works. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 3.0 credits. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 410  Beginning Jazz Improvisation 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUCP 101 and MUCP 102 or permission of the instructor. Study and application of techniques of jazz improvisation for beginning improvisers, including pedagogical considerations. Both the modal and pentatonic methods will be explored with a constant emphasis upon stylistic consideration based in the aural tradition. May be repeated once for a total of two credits. 2 hours studio.

MUPR 411  Jazz Pedagogy 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUPR 410. In preparation for the demands of public school teaching, this course will provide a practical pedagogical focus on jazz ensemble instruction. Emphasis will be on the whole and components of small and large instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles with particular emphasis on the rhythm section. Also included will be a pedagogical perspective on content studied in MUPR 410. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 429  Choral Conducting 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUPR 335. Tone production, tuning, posture, score reading, interpretation and techniques of choral conducting materials suitable for use in high school. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 436  Piano Pedagogy I 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUAP 345. Methods and materials of teaching piano for piano grades I through IV. 2 hours studio.

MUPR 437  Piano Pedagogy II 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUPR 436. Methods and materials of teaching piano for piano grades V through VIII. 2 hours studio.

MUPR 439  Pedagogy I 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUAP 345. Methods and materials of instruction in music. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 441  Pedagogy Of The Voice 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUAP 325 or MUAP 345. Teaching techniques and pedagogical literature pertinent to instruction in singing. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 461  Project in Music I: Opera Production 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Student production and direction of a contemporary opera, folk musical or original work. Open to all students by audition. 3 hours lecture.

MUPR 471  Commercial Musical Skills 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Techniques of singing, playing, conducting, composing and arranging of materials as demanded in the music industry; auditioning, preparation of materials for advertising, rehearsal techniques; problems of musical theatre, television, recording, and cinema. 3 hours lecture.

MUPR 485  Senior Recital: Music Education 0 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUAP 326; Music Education or Music in School and Community Settings majors only. Corequisite(s): MUAP 427. Special fee. Capstone solo repertory public performance experience. Must include 50 minutes of music, exclusive of intermissions or other pauses. Previous course MUPR 402 effective through Spring 2014.

MUPR 495  Senior Recital 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUAP 447 or MUCP 445. Special fee. Capstone performance of solo literature. Required for performance and theory/composition majors. Previous course MUPR 403 effective through Spring 2014.

MUPR 499  Independent Study In Music Performance 1-4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Project and/or study planned with sponsoring faculty member. May be repeated five times for a maximum of 24.0 credits.

MUPR 527  Pedagogy of the Voice 3 Credits


Pedagogy of the Voice examines all aspects of sound studio and group voice instruction. It examines the basic physiology of vocal production including the structure of the larynx, and the muscular and skeletal structure involved in production of the singing sound. The topics studied include breathing, resonance, articulation, voice analysis and its technology, registration, and vocal health and problems of voice production. Psychological issues particular to the performer, such as performance anxiety, and the establishment of the working relationship and trust between student and voice teacher are also considered. 3 hours lecture.

MUPR 528  Survey of Wind Instrument Music 2 Credits


For brass and woodwind players, solo, ensemble and full band; materials for elementary and secondary school instrumentalists. Attention to music written for wind instruments and newly-published compositions. Class constitutes a laboratory band and ensemble groups. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 530  Advanced Conducting 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Baton techniques, clef reading, playing from score at the piano, transposition, score analysis, rehearsal techniques and problems of interpretation and accompaniment by orchestra and band, as well as choral conducting techniques. 3 hours lecture.

MUPR 539  Opera Coaching 0 Credits


Corequisite(s): MUEN 530. Special fee. An individual practicum in which a graduate level voice student receives once-weekly training from a master coach in matters of style and interpretation for the performance of opera repertory. The sessions focus on performance traditions and interpretive possibilities of specific opera repertory that the student is performing in Opera Workshop that semester.

MUPR 540  Vocal Coaching 0 Credits


Corequisite(s): Applied Music. Special fee. A graduate level individual practicum in which a voice student receives once-weekly training from a master coach in matters of style and interpretation of solo vocal repertory. The sessions focus on performance traditions and interpretive possibilities, and support the student's solo repertory for the semester. Candidates for the MA in Performance/Voice, the Performer's Certificate/Voice, and the Artist Diploma/Voice must register for MUPR 540 Vocal Coaching in each semester for which they are registered for Applied Music. Corequisite: Applied Music.

MUPR 541  Master Class in Musical Performance: French Vocal Literature 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Similar to MUPR 539, but focusing on French repertoire. Open through audition to singers and pianists. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 542  Master Class in Musical Performance: English Vocal Literature 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Similar to MUPR 539, but focusing on English repertoire. Open through audition to singers and pianists. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 543  Master Class in Musical Performance: Woodwind Literature 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Coaching small groups in solo and small ensemble literature for woodwind instruments. Stress on stylistic interpretation, tone, balance and other refinements of performance. Open through audition. Pianists may register as accompanists, but must audition. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 544  Master Class in Musical Performance: Brass Literature 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Similar to MUPR 543, but focusing on brass repertoire. Open to pianists and brass players through audition. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 545  Master Class in Musical Performance: String Literature 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Similar to MUPR 543, but focusing on string repertoire. Open to pianists and string players through audition. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 546  Master Class in Musical Performance: Organ Literature 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Similar to MUPR 543, but focusing on organ repertoire. Open to organists only, through audition. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 547  Master Class in Musical Performance: Piano Literature 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Similar to MUPR 543, but focusing on piano repertoire. Open to pianists only, through audition. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 548  Master Class in Musical Performance: Percussion Literature 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Similar to MUPR 543, but focusing on percussion repertoire. Open to percussionists through audition. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 555  Body Mapping for Musicians 3 Credits


This course presents a comprehensive theoretical and practical experience in the somatic (mind-body) education field of Body Mapping. Through the study of specific anatomical and physiological information about the body in movement and its applications for musicians, students will learn how to prevent injury and promote facility in musical performance and practice. Related disciplines, such as The Alexander Technique, Hellerwork, and The Feldenkrais Method, are also addressed. 3 hours lecture.

MUPR 590  Piano Improvisation 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Development of keyboard skills and ear-training for clinical improvisation. 2 hours lecture.

MUPR 599  Independent Study in Music Performance 1-4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Regularly listed course work pursued in great depth, by permission of graduate program coordinator for music prior to registration. May be repeated five times for a maximum of 24.0 credits but may be taken only once each semester.

MUPR 600  Independent Study in Music Performance 1-4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Individual pursuit of a problem of performance or an aspect of musical repertoire, culminating in a performance and appropriate written work. Arranged with the graduate program coordinator for music and a course advisor appointed by him prior to the independent study semester. May cover two semesters; student registers for the semester in which the work will be completed. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits.

MUPR 695  Graduate Recital 0 Credits


Special fee. Graduate recital. May be repeated a maximum of 5 times. Previous course MUPR 603 effective through Spring 2014.