MULI-Music Literature

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MULI 2970. Special Topics in Music Literature.1-3 Credit Hours.

Majors only. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit nine hours. Content changes each semester. Study of newly developed, experimental or inter-disciplinary topics in music literature. (Irreg.)

MULI 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

MULI 4242. The History of the American Theatre Pipe Organ.2 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with MULI 5242) Prerequisite: Majors only. A historical survey of the development of the theatre pipe organ as a medium for entertainment, as well as its social impact on American culture and beyond. No student may earn credit for both 4242 and 5242. (Fall, alternating years)

MULI 4453. Organ Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Junior standing; majors only. A general survey of organ literature, composers, performers, builders and instruments from the Baroque period through modern times. The course goal is for students to be able to identify style characteristics of periods in general and composers in particular, as well as trends in organ building and how those trends influenced composers and performers. (Irreg.)

MULI G4523. Keyboard Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Music History 2313, 2323, 3333, or permission. (Alt. F)

MULI G4533. Keyboard Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Music History 2313, 2323, 3333, or permission. (Alt. Sp)

MULI 4543. Introduction to Vocal Literature.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing in music. Provides an introduction to art song literature for the solo voice. Repertoire in Italian, German, French, English, Spanish, and Russian will be included. The main emphasis will be on songs for the solo voice; some examples from opera, oratorio, and vocal chamber music will also be discussed. (Irreg.)

MULI 4612. Harp Orchestral Literature.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: majors only, junior standing. This course is designed to prepare the harp student for orchestral auditions. Classes will consist of learning a book of standard orchestral audition excerpts, studying scores, and listening to audition excerpts. (Irreg.)

MULI 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

MULI 4970. Undergraduate Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of department. In-depth study of topics of interest as appropriate to the field of study. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Subjects such as The Art Song since 1950; The Symphonic Music of Charles Ives; Songs of the American Revolution; Music of the American Theatre; The String Quartets of Haydn; and the like, are illustrative of topics that may be offered. (F, Sp)

MULI 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

MULI 5242. The History of the American Theatre Pipe Organ.2 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with MULI 4242) Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. Majors only. A historical survey of the development of the theatre pipe organ as a medium for entertainment as well as its social impact on American culture and beyond. No student may earn credit for both 4242 and 5242. (Fall, alternating years)

MULI 5453. Organ Literature I: Renaissance and Baroque.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, for majors only. A study of organ literature from its origins to 1750 through analysis, readings, listening, and lectures. Students will examine the relationships between the music and the organs of the time. Emphasis will also be placed on the role of organ music in the surrounding culture, both musical and social. (Irreg.)

MULI 5463. Organ Literature II: 1750-1900.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: graduate standing, for majors only. A study of organ literature from 1750 to 1900 through analysis, readings, listening, and lectures. Students will examine the relationships between the music and the organs of the time. Emphasis will also be placed on the role of organ music in the surrounding culture, both musical and social. (Irreg.)

MULI 5473. Organ Literature III: 1900-Present.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, for majors only. A study of organ literature from 1900 to the present through analysis, readings, listening, and lectures. Students will examine the relationships between the music and the organs of the time. Emphasis will also be placed on the role of organ music in the surrounding culture, both musical and social. (Irreg.)

MULI 5483. Hymnody.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission. A historical survey of the development of Christian hymnody from the early/Byzantine period through current times. Includes lectures and analysis of texts, tunes and other primary source material. Hymns will be studied in their historical and social context. Students will also examine the role of hymns in western art music. (F, Sp)

MULI 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

MULI 5970. Seminar in Music Literature.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: 30 hours of music, graduate standing or permission. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum graduate credit 12 hours. (F, Sp)

MULI 5990. Special Studies.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing; permission of the director of the school. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. Individual study and research in the field of music literature. (F, Sp, Su)