Graduate Courses

MUHIS 501 - Piano Literature
Standard literature for the piano from Bach through the twentieth century.
MUHIS 535 - Music in the Baroque Era
The vocal and instrumental music of western Europe during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, including figured bass, opera, oratorio, and cantata, and the development of such instrumental genres as concerto, sonata, and suite. Not open to students who have credit in MUHIS 435.
MUHIS 536 - Music in the Preclassical and Classical Eras
Vocal and instrumental music of the eighteenth century, including the various styles that marked the transition from baroque to classical music, the rise of comic opera, and the development of the symphony, concerto, sonata, chamber music, and keyboard literature. Not open to students who have credit in MUHIS 436.
MUHIS 537 - Music in the Romantic Era
Vocal and instrumental music in Western civilization in the nineteenth century, emphasizing Lieder and choral, operatic, piano, chamber, and orchestral literature. Important composers and works from the various time periods: early, middle, late, and post-Romanticism. Not open to students who have credit in MUHIS 437.
MUHIS 538 - Opera History from 1780 to 1980
Types of opera and changing styles from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. Considers in detail works from the standard repertoire and encourages students to explore less familiar operas. Not open to students who have credit in MUHIS 438.
MUHIS 539 - Jazz History 1
Evolution of jazz music in the United States. Stylistic innovations and contributions of selected groups and individuals. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. Not open to students who have credit in MUHIS 439.
MUHIS 540 - Jazz History 2
Continuation of MUHIS 539, covering the 1950s through the present. Progressive 1950s, the rock-jazz fusions of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s- today's trends. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. Not open to students who have credit in MUHIS 440.
MUHIS 593 - Workshop in Music History and Musicology
A one- or two-week workshop on special topics in music history and musicology. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.
MUHIS 596 - History of Organ Literature and Design
The organ and its music from the Renaissance. Emphasizes baroque, Romantic, and contemporary instruments and literature. Field trips to pipe organ installations. Not open to students who have credit in MUHIS 496.
MUHIS 598 - Choral Music and Hymnody of the Church
Hymns, anthems, motets, cantatas, and oratorios from the fifteenth century to the present; their musical, theological, and liturgical contexts and contemporary use. Not open to students who have credit in MUHIS 498.
MUHIS 599 - Collegium Musicum
The study, realization, and performance of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music. A total of 4 hours of credit may be earned.
MUHIS 600 - Methodology and Bibliography in Musicology
Bibliographical materials and research methods in musicology.
MUHIS 601 - Graduate History Review
A concise review of music history from the medieval period through the twentieth century. Required for those who did not pass the Graduate History Placement Test. Credit is applicable only as an elective.
MUHIS 602 - Seminar in Teaching Introduction to Music
Content, organization, textbooks, materials, tests, and methods of teaching courses dealing with the introduction to music for nonmajors.
MUHIS 603 - Chamber Music Literature
Chamber music from its beginnings through the mid-twentieth century, with an analysis of examples representative of the periods.
MUHIS 605 - Vocal Literature
A stylistic and analytical study of vocal literature, both solo and choral, chosen from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.
MUHIS 611 - History of American Music
Our American musical heritage: national origins, schools of composition, contributing influences, important trends, and the works of composers whose diversified styles have shaped art music in this country.
MUHIS 631 - Music in the Middle Ages
Studies in Gregorian chant, the rise of polyphony, the various schools of secular monophony, and the evolving styles of the fourteenth century in France, Italy, and England.
MUHIS 632 - Music in the Renaissance
Studies in the polyphony of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries with emphases on the mass, motet, chanson, and madrigal by such composers as Dufay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Willaert, Palestrina, and Byrd.
MUHIS 633 - Music in the Twentieth Century
Music from the works of Debussy and Stravinsky to recent composers. Music studied will be drawn from the standard repertoire of the twentieth century.
MUHIS 680 - Symphonic Literature
Orchestral music from its origins in the seventieth century through the twentieth century, with an analysis of examples representative of the periods.
MUHIS 686 - Ethnomusicology and World Music
Introduction to the musics of nonWestern cultures and ethnic music of Western cultures and a study of research methods.
MUHIS 687 - Early Keyboard Performance Practice
Keyboard performance practices from the Renaissance through the baroque. The instruments, tempi, rhythmic conventions, articulations and phrasing, fingering, ornamentation, temperaments, and tunings. Prerequisite: previous keyboard study.
MUHIS 691 - Independent Study in Music History
Guided reading, intensive study, and/or research in an area of music history of particular interest that is not covered by regular offerings. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.
MUHIS 692 - Special Topics in Musicology
Musicological topics and issues of special interest to students and instructor. Permits the study of topics not formally treated in other courses. A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 6 in any one semester or term.
MUHIS 695 - History of Musical Instruments
History of musical instruments and their development in Western and other civilizations. Emphasizes construction, tuning, and use.
MUHIS 791 - Independent Study in Music History
Guided reading and intensive study and/or research in an area of music history of particular interest not covered by regular offerings. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.