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MUCP - Music Composition

MUCP 1105, 1106. Private Composition - A survey of contemporary trends, techniques, and practices of musical composition in conjunction with an introduction to the art and craft required of the profession. Student will compose a short solo composition to be performed in recital. Student will meet with the instructor in private applied sessions and in seminars with other composition students. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MUCP 2105, 2106. Private Composition - A study of contemporary compositional techniques and practices in a wide range of theoretical contexts, from traditional (Common Practice) to the evolutionary. Student will compose a short solo composition to be performed in recital. Prerequisite: MUCP 1106 or consent of instructor. Fee.

MUCP 3105, 3106. Private Composition - A study of the contemporary technical and creative skills of music composition. Work is done in traditional forms and media, including electronic media. Student will compose a short solo composition to be performed in recital. Prerequisite: MUCP 2106 or consent of instructor. Fee

MUCP 4105. Private Composition - A study of the contemporary technical and creative
skills of music composition in large forms and media. Semester project will include either a short composition for large ensemble or an extended work for soloist. Prerequisite: MUCP 3106 or consent of instructor. Fee.

MUCP 4106. Private Composition - A study of the contemporary technical and creative
skills of music composition in large forms and media. Semester project will include either a short composition for large ensemble or an extended work for soloist. Prerequisite: MUCP 4105 or consent of instructor. Fee.

MUSI - Music

MUSI 0001 Recital Hour - Lab for music majors and minors. $20 fee.


MUSI 0002. Piano Proficiency - course consists of a series of examinations taken concurrently with MUSI 2102 Class Piano IV before a jury of the keyboard faculty; student will demonstrate proficiency in the performance of all major and “white key” minor scales (two octaves, each hand separately), cadences, and arpeggios; one memorized composition for piano selected from a basic repertoire of musical compositions, representing one of the four musical style periods; sight-reading; score-reading; harmonization of simple melodies; transposition at the keyboard of short musical compositions; basic improvisation. Fee: $40. Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 2102 required.

MUSI 0103. Wayland Singers - A mixed chorus open to all students of the university with the consent of the director. The singers perform representative sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the present. Non-audition.

MUSI 0106. Pioneer Marching Band - Instrumental marching ensemble to prepare performances for parades, half-time shows, and specialty exhibitions. Open to all students/non-audition.

MUSI 0107. Wayland Handbell Ensemble - Specializes in the performance of traditional and contemporary handbell repertoire. The group appears frequently on campus and travels throughout the year. Membership is open to all students with the consent of the director. Nonaudition.

MUSI 0108. Wayland Symphonic Band - A large symphonic band performing an extensive and varied repertoire of traditional, contemporary, and sacred band literature. The band travels in late spring on a recruitment tour.

MUSI 0109. International Choir - Performs an extensive and varied repertoire of choral music. The choir appears frequently on campus and travels widely during the year.  Membership is by audition. Individuals selected should plan to remain in the group for the entire year. $40 fee.

MUSI 0111, 0211. Opera/Musical Theatre - Study and performance of opera, musicals, and sacred music drama. MUSI 0112. Brass Ensemble - Instrumental ensemble specializing in study preparation and performance of chamber music of churches and other events. Open to all students by audition.

MUSI 0113. Instrumental Chamber Ensembles - Small ensemble  experience for brass, woodwinds, percussion, and stringed instruments. Chamber ensembles will read, study, prepare, and perform traditional, sacred, and contemporary literature from the standard repertoire. Membership is by audition.

MUSI 0114. Jazz Ensemble - Iinstrumental ensemble specializes in preparation, study, and performance of jazz ensemble and stage band literature; performance groups include the Wayland Big Band and various jazz combos; selection by audition.

MUSI 0115. Woodwind Ensemble - A small ensemble of woodwind instruments to study, prepare,and perform chamber music at churches, university concerts, and for civic events. Open to university students through audition and by recommendation of the director.

MUSI 0116. Percussion Ensemble - An ensemble of percussion instruments to study, prepare,and perform chamber music at churches, university concerts, and for civic events. Open to university students through audition and by recommendation of the director.

MUSI 0117. Pep Band - An instrumental ensemble to study, prepare, and perform selected pep band music at university athletic events. Open to university students through audition and by recommendation of the director. Must be a member of the Pioneer Band or Jazz Band to participate.

MUSI 0118. String Ensemble - A small string ensembles specializing in the performance of traditional string repertoire from all style periods. The groups appear in concerts on the Wayland campus and travel throughout the area performing in churches and various civic organizations. Membership is open to all students with the consent of the director.

MUSI 1109, 1110, 2109, 2110, 3109, 3110, 4109, 4110. Wayland International Choir - performs an extensive and varied repertoire of choral music; appears frequently on campus and travels widely during the year; membership is by audition; individuals selected should plan to remain in the group for the entire year. Fee: $40.

MUSI 1116, 2116, 3116, 4116. Pioneer Marching Band - instrumental marching performances for parades, half-time shows, and specialty exhibitions; open to all students/non-audition.

MUSI 1118, 2118, 3118, 4118. Wayland Symphonic Band - large symphonic band performing an extensive and varied repertoire of traditional, contemporary, and sacred band literature; band travels in late spring on a recruitment tour.

MUSI 0119. Choral Performance Lab - provides future music educators an opportunity to
explore the art of ensemble preparation through participation in music theatre, madrigals, small ensembles, vocal jazz, and show choir

MUSI 1122, 1123, 2122, 2123, 3122, 3123, 4122, 4123. Wayland Singers Chorus- mixed chorus open to all students of the university with the consent of the director; singers perform representative sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the present; non-audition.

MUSI 1130. Praise Ensemble Lab - study of contemporary Christian worship in practical
settings; practical experience in contemporary worship planning and leading; technical study of singing and playing contemporary praise songs; and practical training and presentation with praise ensemble band in worship settings. This course is recommended for all church music majors. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Open to all students who are interested in practical training in a praise ensemble setting. Audition will be held for leadership positions. Individuals selected for leadership positions should plan to remain in the course for the entire year and be willing to travel.

MUSI 1301. Fundamentals of Music - introduction to the fundamentals of music; includes
aural and visual approaches to identify and notate pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, triads and chords; additional topic

MUSI 1303. Music Appreciation - historical survey of Western Art Music from early Greek
civilization to the present; study of non-Western and American music is included.

MUSI 1401-1402. Theory, Form and Counterpoint I, II - Integrated course including the correlation of aural and visual approaches. Fundamentals of music through sight-singing, ear training, keyboard and improvisation. First semester topics include meter, rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, introduction to species counterpoint, and basic harmonic principles. Second semester topics include all diatonic triads and seventh chords, secondary function, modulation to closely-related keys, melodic characteristics and basic form, texture and dramatic shape in music and binary, ternary and rounded binary formal structures.

MUSI 2401-2402. Theory, Form and Counterpoint III, IV - An integrated course including the correlation of aural and visual approaches. Fundamentals of music through sight singing, ear-training, keyboard, improvisation and guided composition. First semester topics include invention, fugue, 18th Century variation technique, chromatic modulation, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, mode mixture, chromatic third relationships and compound ternary, rondo and sonata forms. Second semester topics include the 19th Century practices of enharmonicism, tonicization and linear processes, the solo song, plus an introduction to 20th Century compositional techniques (Impressionism, interval organization, serial procedures and recent musical developments).

MUSI 3003. Junior Recital - Focused preparation for required junior recital. Student must enroll in applied study in the same semester they are enrolled in MUSI 3003. $50 fee.

MUSI 3102. Brass I - Elementary group instruction in upper brass instruments with emphasis on trumpet and French horn. Includes techniques of teaching brass instruments on the elementary and secondary levels.

MUSI 3103. Brass II - Elementary group instruction in lower brass instruments with emphasis on trombone, baritone, and tuba. Includes techniques of teaching brass instruments on the elementary and secondary levels.

MUSI 3104. Woodwinds I - Elementary group instruction in single reed instruments with emphasis on flute, clarinet, and saxophone. Includes techniques of teaching woodwind instruments on the elementary and secondary levels.

MUSI 3105. Woodwinds II - Elementary group instruction in double reed instruments with emphasis on oboe and bassoon. Includes techniques of teaching woodwind instruments on the elementary and secondary levels.

MUSI 3106. Strings - Elementary group instruction in stringed instruments with emphasis on violin, viola and cello. Includes techniques of teaching stringed instruments on the elementary and secondary levels.

MUSI 3107. Percussion - Elementary group instruction in percussion with emphasis on snare drum, keyboard, and keyboard instruments. Includes techniques of teaching percussion on the elementary and secondary levels.

MUSI 3202. Conducting - A study of the basic skills necessary for efficient conductor-performer communication in choral and instrumental ensembles. Study includes patterns, cues, dynamics, phrasing, etc. Prerequisite: MUSI 2402 or consent of instructor.

MUSI 3203. Diction I: English, Italian, and Latin - The study of English, Italian, and Latin diction including the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

MUSI 3204. Diction II: German and French - study of German and French diction including
the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

MUSI 3210. Elementary Piano Literature - Literature and technique for the beginning piano student.

MUSI 3212. Choral Conducting - A continued study of the basic problems and techniques of conducting as it relates to choral music with special emphasis given to style and performance practice relative to choral music in the history of Western Civilization from Renaissances through the 21st Century.

MUSI 3213. Instrumental Conducting - An expanded continuation of MUSI 3202 as applied to instrumental conducting. Emphasizes baton techniques, left hand usage, and expressive gestures, score study, interpretation, and rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: MUSI 3202.

MUSI 3219. Piano Literature Survey - survey of classical piano literature from the 16th century to the present including discussion of the origins and development of the piano.

MUSI 3220. Piano Pedagogy - An introduction to private piano teaching as career and business, and to theories of learning and teaching piano. Topics include instructional techniques for students of all ages and levels, survey of literature for intermediate and advanced levels and of the history of piano pedagogy.

MUSI 3240. Piano Literature Survey - Survey of classical piano literature from the 16th century to the present, including discussion of the origins and development of the piano.

MUSI 3302. Music Technology - A survey course covering the broad areas of music technology. Topics include music notation, sequencing, computer-assisted instruction, Internet, administrative software audio technology, and integration of music technology into the K-12 public music program.

MUSI 3304. World Music - A study of the music of the world through an in-depth investigation of the music of a small number of representative human groups. Open to all university students by permission of the instructor.

MUSI 3305. American Music - A survey of composers and musical styles in American Music from Colonial America to the present. Offered every spring semester. Open to all university students by permission of the instructor.

MUSI 3306. Jazz - survey of Jazz History: its origin, its development, and its first 100 years;
focuses principally on the stylistic development of jazz and its most important artists; relates the music to relevant aspects of social and intellectual history, including the Harlem Renaissance, the status of women in jazz, racism, the counter cultural revolutions of the 1960s, and the contributions of Latino culture.

MUSI 3310. Music Education Methods: Introduction to Teaching and Elementary Music - Introductory course including observation; acquaints the prospective teacher with the role of music in grades kindergarten through 6th grade, introduces methods of instruction and the organization and administration of an elementary music classroom.

MUSI 4001. Music Education Senior Seminar - Review course of music theory and orchestration, history, performance techniques, teaching methodologies, and listening skills required for students preparing to take the content TEXES music examination leading to the Texas Educator Certification in All-level Music.

MUSI 4003. Senior Recital - Focused preparation for required senior recital. Students must enroll in applied study (or a major ensemble for those presenting a conducting recital) in the same semester they are enrolled in MUSI 4003. $100 fee.

MUSI 4005. Capstone - Individualized project-based course intended for degree program or multi-disciplinary synthesis. The course will be evaluated on a credit/non-credit basis and may be taken only with approval of the school dean.

MUSI 4103. Opera Literature - A survey of opera literature from the baroque to the 20th century periods using historical examples from the cultural centers of Germany, France, Italy, England and the United States. Prerequisite: MUSI 4301 and MUSI 4302.

MUSI 4140, 4240, 4340. Topics in Music - Topics selected from Music Education, Church Music, Music Theory, Music History/Literature, Composition/Orchestration, Music Technology, Private Study areas, and Ensembles. Syllabus for Topics course must be approved by the School of Music. Each special topics syllabus which is taught, whether as a class or as a directed study, will be distributed to the Academic Council for informational purposes.

MUSI 4203. Song Literature - A survey of solo vocal literature from the medieval to the 20th century periods using historical examples from the cultural centers of Germany, France, Italy, England and the United States. Prerequisite: MUSI 4301 and MUSI 4302.

MUSI 4204. Administration of Church Music - A study of the comprehensive church music ministry, including materials and methods for the organization, development, and maintenance of vocal and instrumental programs for all age levels. Special attention is given to the development of leadership.

MUSI 4205. Church Music Methods - Materials and methods for organizing and leading a church music ministry for all ages. Emphasis is placed on spiritual and musical foundations, organization and rehearsal procedures, vocal and instrumental techniques, and repertoire.

MUSI 4207. Music and Worship - An introduction to the history of Christian worship, the study of worship planning and leading, and a survey of music used in Evangelical worship. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

MUSI 4208. Topics in Church Music - topics of interest in Church Music, especially contemporary issues, materials, or skills not covered in other courses; may be repeated for credit.

MUSI 4213. Vocal Pedagogy - Developing pedagogical attitudes in identifying and solving vocal problems based on a thorough knowledge of functional anatomy with an emphasis on the anatomy of breathing, phonation, articulation, as well as repertoire selection, memorization skills, coaching, progress development and performance skills.

MUSI 4216. Orchestration - A study of the principles of scoring for instruments of the orchestra and band. Emphasis on range, tone, color, and technical possibilities of the instruments in addition to scoring for like and mixed groups of instruments. Prerequisites: MUSI 2401 and 2402.

MUSI 4220. Instrumental Literature and Pedagogy - A survey of solo and ensemble literature as well as method and etude books in the student's area of instrumental concentration along with methods of teaching and specific problems of each selected instrument. Prerequisite: completion of at least 2 semester hours of applied music on the student's instrument of concentration.

MUSI 4301. History of Music from Antiquity to 1750 - The development of music in the history of Western Civilization from the ancient Greeks through the Baroque Period as revealed in significant compositions and in musicological writings.

MUSI 4302. History of Music from 1750 to Present - A study of major styles and techniques of music from the Baroque Period to the present as revealed in significant compositions and musicological writings.

MUSI 4310. Theory-Composition Seminar - Special topics seminar in theory and/or composition. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUSI 2402 or consent of instructor.

MUSI 4321. Instructional Strategies and Practices in Secondary Instrumental Music -
Prepares students to write objectives, develop lesson plans, experience methods of teaching, practice rehearsal strategies and techniques, further survey the development of instrumental literature as revealed through significant composers and compositions and prepare teaching units for the secondary instrumental rehearsal setting. Prerequisites: MUSI 3310: EDUC 3301.

MUSI 4323. Instructional Strategies and Practices in Secondary Choral Music - Prepares students to write objectives, develop lesson plans, experience methods of teaching, practice rehearsal strategies and techniques, survey the development of choral literature as revealed through significant composers and compositions and prepare teaching units for the secondary choral rehearsal setting. Prerequisites: MUSI 3310: EDUC 3301.

MUSI 4342. Developing Choral Score Reading, Analysis, Communication Skills, and Survey of Literature - Instructional approaches that integrate verbal, written and visual communication skills in music. Students will develop speaking, visual communication and writing skills while studying critical issues pertinent to the field of music education. Prerequisite: MUSI 3310.

MUSI 4343. Developing Instrumental Score Reading, Analysis, Communication Skills, and Survey of Literature - Instructional approaches that integrate verbal, written and visual communication skills in music. Students will develop speaking, visual communication and writing skills while studying critical issues pertinent to the field of music education. Prerequisite: EDUC/MUSI 3310.

MUSI 4360. Internship in Church Music - Practical supervised training for service in a local church.

ORCH - Orchestra


ORCH 1105, 1106, 1205, 1206. Private Orchestral Instrument - A study of the basic techniques of string, wind, and percussion instrument performance with emphasis upon scale studies, flexibility exercises, etudes, technique studies, and appropriate solo literature. Special attention is given to breath control, tone production, fundamental techniques, and rudiments. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fee

ORCH 2105, 2106, 2205, 2206. Private Orchestral Instrument - A continuation of study of the basic techniques started in the prerequisite course. Degree of advanced study is dependent on individual proficiency. Prerequisite: ORCH 1106. Fee.

ORCH 3105, 3106, 3205, 3206. Private Orchestral Instrument - Advanced study in string, wind, and percussion instrument performance. Emphasis is upon the development of musicianship through a more complete understanding of style and interpretation. Prerequisite: ORCH 2106. Fee.

ORCH 4105, 4205. Private Orchestral Instrument - Advanced study in string, wind, and percussion instrument performance. A continuation of the prerequisite course with an intensive overview of the major solo literature for the instrument. Prerequisite: ORCH 3106. Fee

ORCH 4106, 4206. Private Orchestral Instrument - Advanced study in wind and percussion instrument performance. A continuation of the prerequisite course with an intensive overview of the major solo literature for the instrument. Prerequisite: ORCH 4105. Fee.

ORGN Organ
ORGN 1101. Class Organ - A study of methods and materials used in service playing. Emphasis will be placed on registration, improvisation, basic performance skills, repertory, and maintenance of the organ. Laboratory two hours. $40 fee.

ORGN 1105, 1106, 1205, 1206. Private Organ - Manual and pedal techniques stressed. Repertoire includes hymn playing and selections from Dupre, Bach, and Mendelssohn. Prerequisite: Piano achievement equivalent to credit in PIAN 1105-1106 or consent of instructor. Fee.

ORGN 2105, 2106, 2205, 2206. Private Organ - The initial study of the larger Bach preludes,fugues, or toccatas; Brahms' Choral Preludes; compositions of Franck, Mendelssohn, Langlais, Clokey, and other works useful as church preludes, offertories, and postludes. Anthem performances and the continuation of hymn-playing technique. Prerequisite: ORGN 1106. Fee

ORGN 3105, 3106, 3205, 3206. Private Organ - More intensive study of Bach preludes and fugues or toccatas. Selected works from pre-Bach composers; standard compositions of Franck, Mendelssohn, Karg-Elert, Dupre, Langlais, and Clokey; selected movements from symphonies by Widor and Vierne; and works by Reger, Sowerby, Messiaen, Rowley, and Titcomb. An introduction to oratorio accompaniment on the organ. Prerequisite: ORGN 2106. Fee,

ORGN 4105, 4205. Private Organ - Emphasis on compositions by Bach; selections from Eighteen Large Chorale Preludes and Fugues, Schubler chorales; Franck; The Three Chorales. Study of improvisation. Prerequisite: ORGN 3106. Fee.

ORGN 4106, 4206. Private Organ - Emphasis on compositions by Bach; selections from Eighteen Large Chorale Preludes and Fugues, Schubler chorales; Franck; The Three Chorales; study of improvisation. Prerequisite: ORGN 4105. Fee.

PIAN - Piano

PIAN 1101. Class Piano I - offers group instruction in beginning piano techniques, including scale exercises and elementary rhythmic drills. This course is designed for students with no previous piano study. Laboratory two hours. $40 fee.

PIAN 1102. Class Piano II - continuation of PIAN 1101; offers group instruction in early
intermediate piano techniques, including introductory scales, rhythmic drills and simple musical compositions. Prerequisite: PIAN 1101 or placement by examination of the keyboard faculty. Laboratory two hours. $40 fee.

PIAN 1105, 1106, 1205, 1206. Private Piano - study of basic techniques of piano performance with emphasis upon scale studies, etudes, technique studies, and appropriate solo literature; special attention is given to tone production, fundamental techniques, and rudiments. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fee: refer to fee section of the catalog.

PIAN 2101. Class Piano III - preparation for the Piano Proficiency Examination: All major
and “white-key” minor scales (two octaves, each hand separately), cadences, and arpeggios; a basic repertoire of musical compositions (both memorized and performed from score) representing four musical style periods; sight-reading; harmonization of simple melodies; transposition of short musical compositions. Prerequisite: PIAN 2101 or placement by examination of the keyboard faculty. Laboratory two hours. $40 fee.

PIAN 2102. Class Piano IV - continuation of PIAN 2101; includes the Piano Proficiency
Examination: all major and “white key” minor scales (two octaves, each hand separately),
cadences, and arpeggios; a basic repertoire of musical compositions (both memorized and performed from score) representing four musical style periods; sight-reading; score-reading; harmonization of simple melodies; transposition of short musical compositions; basic improvisation. Course includes a series of examinations taken before a jury of the keyboard faculty. Prerequisite: PIAN 2101 or placement by examination of the keyboard faculty. Laboratory two hours. $40 fee. Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 0002 Piano Proficiency required.

PIAN 2103, 2104. Private Piano/Hymn Playing - Basic improvisation on hymns. Left-hand technique using octaves and chord inversions; technique is expanded to include right-hand octaves with full chords. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fee, see page 32. PIAN 2103 may be taken as a substitute for PIAN 2106 with consent of the instructor.

PIAN 2105, 2106, 2205, 2206. Private Piano - continuation of study of the basic techniques of piano performance started in the prerequisite course; degree of advanced study is dependent on individual proficiency. Prerequisite: PIAN 1106 or 1206. Fee: refer to fee section of the catalog.

PIAN 3105, 3106, 3205, 3206. Private Piano - advanced study in piano performance; emphasis upon the development of musicianship through a more complete understanding of style and interpretation. Prerequisite: PIAN 2106 or 2206. Fee: refer to fee section of the catalog.

PIAN 3110. Accompanying Seminar - An experience-based seminar intended to prepare pianists/organists for the wide variety of opportunities and challenges facing the collaborative artist when accompanying the solo vocalist or instrumentalist in both small and large ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

PIAN 4105, 4205. Private Piano - Continued scale techniques and keyboard exercises. The repertoire is expanded to include more advanced works from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier; Beethoven's sonatas; Chopin's ballades, etudes, polonaises, and scherzos; Liszt's rhapsodies and etudes; and significant modern compositions. Emphasis on stylistic interpretation and memorization. Prerequisite: PIAN 3106. Fee.

PIAN 4106, 4206. Private Piano - Continued scale techniques and keyboard exercises. The repertoire is expanded to include more advanced works from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier; Beethoven's sonatas; Chopin's ballades, etudes, polonaises, and scherzos; Liszt's rhapsodies and etudes; and significant modern compositions. Emphasis on stylistic and artistic interpretation and memorization. Prerequisite: PIAN 4105. Music majors taking this course will present a Senior Recital as a part of the course. Fee.

VOIC - VOICE

VOIC 1101, 1102. Class Voice - The study of the fundamentals of voice including breath control, resonance, and diction. Attention is directed to building a basic repertoire for the beginning voice student. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

VOIC 1105, 1106, 1205, 1206. Private Voice - The study of the fundamentals of voice including breath control, resonance, and diction. Attention is directed to building a basic repertoire for the beginning voice student. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fee.

VOIC 2105, 2106, 2205, 2206. Private Voice - The continued study of vocal technique. In addition to compositions in English, literature includes art songs, recitative, and arias in foreign language. Prerequisite: VOIC 1106. Fee.

VOIC 3105, 3106, 3205, 3206. Private Voice - Intensive study of advanced vocal techniques. The repertoire comprises more technically demanding French, German, Italian, and American art songs as well as recitative and arias from both oratorio and opera. Prerequisite: VOIC 2106. Fee.

VOIC 4105, 4205. Private Voice - Emphasizes interpretation which is stylistically and artistically appropriate for the major periods of vocal literature. Prerequisite: VOIC 3106. Fee.

VOIC 4106, 4206. Private Voice - Emphasis upon interpretation which is stylistically and artistically appropriate for the major periods of vocal literature. Prerequisite: VOIC 4105.

The School of Music at Wayland Baptist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music