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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions



College of Fine Arts


Performance

Music Performance courses which encompass studio and class lessons are offered in voice, piano, organ, carillon, violin, viola, violoncello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, saxophone, harpsichord, and organ. These courses are primarily for music majors and are open to non-majors only by audition and consent of the instructor.

The student registering for the first time for courses in music reports to the director of music in the School of Music, who designates a faculty member to audition and/or consult with the student and assign the student to the proper level and performance course number.

S-U grade options and auditing of courses in Music Performance are not permitted. Performance courses (1000 level) emphasize basic techniques. Music education, theory/composition, music history/literature, and B.A. majors, secondary and non-majors take these courses in their first year.

Performance courses (2000 level) emphasize repertory and mastery of the basic techniques of the performing medium. Students majoring in performance will begin 2000 level courses in the first year.

Performance courses (3000 and 4000 level) are for advanced study. A student takes two semesters at the 3000 level. A full performance faculty jury exam is required for admission to 4000 level. Two semesters at the 4000 level are required of all performance and church music majors. Degree recitals must be presented at the University of Florida. All students accepted for music performance study must register and participate in an appropriate ensemble each semester of study. Consult the School of Music Student Handbook for further information on the ensemble policy.

The performer's certificate will be awarded at the discretion of the faculty to non-performance degree students. Students must be recommended by their performance teacher for the performer's certificate program at the beginning of their junior year.

Courses in performance, theory/composition, music history/literature, and music education at the 3000-4000 level may be taken only after a student has achieved professional status by passing the musicianship assessment jury and the preprofessional performance jury. Other requirements include successfully completing musical styles, four semesters of ensemble (if required for degree) and four semesters of satisfactory recital attendance.

Since some students may need additional time to successfully complete the musicianship assessment jury and the preprofessional performance jury, students will be allowed to register for up to nine hours at the 3000 level prior to becoming a professional level music major. Consult the School of Music Student Information Handbook for a list of specific 3000-/4000- level courses that can be taken before achieving professional level status.

Non-majors may only take music performance courses and certain others after an audition with the instructor and the student is found acceptable to the studio, on a space available basis only. Courses are department controlled and all students must see an academic adviser in music before registration.

HUM 3517 Assessment in Arts Education
Credits: 3; Prereq: 3FA classification.

This course provides a broad foundation in all aspects of assessment as it is applied in the arts classroom, from learning theory to practical application of assessment techniques, data management, critical thinking, progress reporting, and portfolio building. Assessment task design in the artistic response modes is covered, and a series of assessments that can be implemented in the music/art classroom are developed.

Music

MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
Credits: 0.

Attendance at concerts and recitals. Students must check the school of music student's handbook for specific attendance requirements. (S-U)

MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology
Credits: 2-3.

An introductory course which covers word processing, Internet, presentation, CD-ROM, multi-media, music printing and music sequencing.

MUL 2002 Listening to Music (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 3.

A participatory course for non-majors that takes a listening approach to a wide variety of types of music through the extensive use of CD-ROMs, the Internet and other media.

MUS 2211 English Diction
Credits: 1.

A diction course for singers and choral directors to improve their capacity to respond with ease, accuracy and expression, in the English language.

MUS 2221 French Diction
Credits: 1.

A diction course for singers and choral directors to improve their capacity to respond with ease, accuracy and expression, in the French language.

MUS 2231 German Diction
Credits: 1.

A diction course for singers and choral directors to improve their capacity to respond with ease, accuracy and expression in the German language.

MUS 2241 Italian Diction
Credits: 1.

A diction course for singers and choral directors to improve their capacity to respond with ease, accuracy and expression, in the performance of music in the Italian language.

MUS 2931 Interdisciplinary Honors in Music
Credits: 3. (WR)

MUS 3225 French for Singers (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2 to 3.

MUS 3243 Italian for Singers (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 3

MUS 4202 Language and Diction for Singers 1 (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2.

MUS 4203 Language and Diction for Singers 2 (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2.

MUS 4235 German for Singers (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2 to 3.

MUS 4635 Aesthetics of Music (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 3.

MUS 4905 Projects and Problems in Music
Credits: 1 to 3; maximum 15 credits; can be repeated with change in content.

Individual work in music and music education.

MUS 4910 Supervised Research
Credits: 1 to 3; maximum 3 credits.

Individual guided research in music and music education. (S-U)

Music Composition

MUC 1211 Composition Skills 1
Credits: 1; Prereq: rudimentary music skills or written instructor permission; Coreq: MUT 1121.

Required for all majors in theory/composition. Workshop in composition techniques, exploring use of styles and devices of contemporary art music and presentation through the use of Finale.

MUC 1212 Composition Skills 2
Credits: 1; Prereq: MUC 1211 and one semester of music theory, or written instructor permission. Coreq: MUT 1122.

Required for all majors in theory/composition. Workshop in composition techniques, exploring use of styles and devices of contemporary art music and presentation through the use of Finale.

MUC 2101 Composition Skills 3
Credits: 1; Prereq: MUC 1212 and one year of music theory, or written instructor permission.

Required for all majors in composition. Workshop in composition techniques, exploring use of styles and devices of contemporary art music and presentation through the use of Finale.

MUC 2102 Composition Skills 4
Credits: 1; Prereq: MUC 2101 and one year of music theory, or written instructor permission.

Required for all majors in composition. Workshop in composition techniques, exploring use of styles and devices of contemporary art music and presentation through use of Finale.

MUC 3231 Composition 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: composition skills, MUT 2127, or written instructor permission.

Composition in simple and extended forms, supplemented by analysis of selected compositions, from the standard repertoire and presentation through the use of Finale.

MUC 3232 Composition 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUC 3231, or written instructor permission.

Composition in simple and extended forms, supplemented by analysis of selected compositions, from the standard repertoire and presentation through the use of Finale.

MUC 4241 Composition 3
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUC 3232, or written instructor permission.

Composition in extended forms, supplemented by analysis of selection compositions, from the standard repertoire and presentation through the use of Finale.

MUC 4242 Composition 4
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUC 4241, or written instructor permission.

Composition in extended forms, supplemented by analysis of selection compositions, from the standard repertoire and presentation through the use of Finale.

MUC 4313 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUC 2102, or written instructor permission.

Survey of the techniques, history, literature and materials of electroacoustic music.

MUC 4401 Composition of Electroacoustic Music
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUC 4313, or written instructor permission.

Continuation of MUC 4311, Introduction to Electroacoustic Music. Projects in electroacoustic music dealing with real-time, interactivity, live-electronic, and solo digital media music composition issues.

MUC 4441 Electroacoustic Music Composition - Digital 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUC 4401.

Continuation of skills developed through MUC 4401, Composition of Electroacoustic Music.

MUC 4442 Electroacoustic Music Composition - Digital 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUC 4441.

Continuation of skills developed through MUC 4441, Electroacoustic Music Composition - Digital 1.

MUC 4572 Music 1900-1945 (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2.

MUC 4573 Music Since 1945 (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2.

MUC 4634 Music and Sound Design for Digital Media
Credits: 3.

MUC 4950 Senior Composition Recital
Credits: 1.

Organization and presentation of a recital of original compositions.

MUC 4951 Senior Composition Recital (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2.

Coordination and presentation of a full public recital of original works reflecting the culmination of the student's compositional activities.

Music Conducting

MUG 4104 Conducting 1
Credits: 1 to 2; Prereq: professional performance jury, musicianship assessment jury.

Basic techniques of choral and instrumental conducting.

MUG 4202 Choral Conducting and Materials
Credits: 1 to 2; Prereq: MUG 4104.

Basic techniques of choral conducting, score analysis, interpretation and use of basic choral materials.

MUG 4302 Instrumental Conducting and Materials
Credits: 2; Prereq: MUG 4104.

Basic techniques of instrumental conducting, score analysis, interpretation and use of basic instrumental materials.

Music Education

MUE 2040 Introduction to Music Education
Credits: 2 to 3.

An introductory course for candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree that concentrates on the role and function of music education and music teachers.

MUE 2430 Voice Skills
Credits: 1; maximum 6 credits; can be repeated for credit with department permission. Prereq: music majors.

Required of all music education majors. Basic technical competency and pedagogical technique for voice.

MUE 2440 String Skills 1
Credits: 1; maximum 3 credits; can be repeated for credit with department permission. Prereq: music majors.

Required of all music education majors. Basic technical competency and pedagogical techniques for the upper string instruments-violin/viola.

MUE 2442 String Skills 2
Credits: 1; maximum 3 credits; can be repeated for credit with department permission. Prereq: music majors.

Basic technical competency and pedagogical techniques for the lower string instruments-cello and double bass.

MUE 2450 Woodwind Skills 1
Credits: 1; maximum 3 credits; can be repeated for credit with department permission. Prereq: music majors.

Required of all music education majors. Basic technical competency and pedagogical techniques for clarinet and flute.

MUE 2451 Woodwind Skills 2
Credits: 1; maximum 3 credits; can be repeated for credit with department approval. Prereq: music majors/minors.

Basic technical competency and pedagogical techniques for alto saxophone, bassoon and oboe.

MUE 2460 Brass Skills 1
Credits: 1; maximum 3 credits; can be repeated for credit with department permission. Prereq: music majors.

Required of all music education majors. Basic technical competency and pedagogical techniques for two brass instruments.

MUE 2462 Brass Skills 2
Credits: 1; maximum 3 credits; can be repeated for credit with department permission. Prereq: music majors.

Basic technical competency and pedagogical techniques for two brass instruments, other than those studied in MUE 3460.

MUE 2470 Percussion Skills
Credits: 1; maximum 6 credits; can be repeated for credit with department permission. Prereq: music majors.

Required of all music education majors. Basic technical competency and pedagogical techniques for percussion instruments.

MUE 2471 Percussion Skills 2
Credits: 1; Prereq: MUE 2470.

Continuation of percussion teaching and performance skills.

MUE 3210 Music for the Elementary Child
Credits: 2 to 3; Prereq: HUM 2511 strongly recommended before taking this course.

Helps meet state certification requirements for elementary classroom teachers. Function of elementary school music in aiding the developmental growth of children.

MUE 3311 Music in Elementary Schools
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUE 2040 and midpoint guidance conference.

Fundamental principles and procedures of music education in elementary school.

MUE 3330 Music Education in Secondary 7-12
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUE 2040, MUE 3320, and midpoint guidance conference.

Fundamental principles and procedures of music education in the secondary school.

MUE 3343 Materials and Methods of String Class Teaching
Credits: 2; Prereq: MUE 2440.

The study of contemporary materials and methods suitable for use in public school string classes.

MUE 4140 Administration of Music Education
Credits: 2; Prereq: EDG 4203 and MUE 3330; MVB 3970; MUG 4202 or MUG 4302. Coreq: MUE 4940.

Principles and practices of developing and administering K-12 Public School Music Program.

MUE 4421 Choral/General Music Techniques
Credits: 2; Prereq: MUE 3330, professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

A course presenting topics of special importance to teachers of choral and general music in the schools.

MUE 4422 Materials and Methods of Teaching Winds and Percussion
Credits: 2; Prereq: MUE 3330, professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

A course presenting topics of special importance to teachers of music in the schools.

MUE 4480 Marching Band Techniques
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUE 3330, professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

Examination, evaluation and practical application of marching band techniques for the high school and college band director.

MUE 4940 Student Teaching in Music Education
Credits: 4 to 12; Coreq: MUE 4140; all course work must be completed prior to this course except MUE 4140.

Student teaching in selected classrooms of public schools. Special seminars and continuous evaluation of teaching experiences. (S-U)

Music Ensembles

Ensemble Credit: In each term, students who are in Performance Studio must register for and participate in ensembles appropriate to their skills, as required by the various music curricula. Each music major should have both large and chamber ensemble experience in his/her undergraduate career. (Minors and non-majors will be placed by studio teacher.) For ensemble participation, graduate students register for the appropriate MUN 6000-level course. All ensembles are eligible for repeat credit.

MUN 1110 Marching Band
Credits: 1.

Performance of marching band literature.

MUN 1120 Concert Band
Credits: 1.

Performance of general and popular band literature. (H)

MUN 1130 Symphonic Band
Credits: 1; Prereq: audition.

Performance of traditional and contemporary band literature. (H)

MUN 1140 Wind Symphony
Credits: 1; Prereq: audition.

Performance of wind ensemble literature. (H)

MUN 1210 University Orchestra
Credits: 1; Prereq: permission of conductor.

Standard orchestra literature. (H)

MUN 1310 University Choir
Credits: 1; Prereq: audition.

An advanced choral group providing specialized study performance opportunities for vocally qualified students. (H)

MUN 1320 Women's Chorale
Credits: 1.

Vocal training and public performances of standard female chorus repertoire. (H)

MUN 1330 Men's Glee Club
Credits: 1.

Vocal training and public performance of standard male chorus repertoire. (H)

MUN 1440 Percussion Ensemble
Credits: 1; Prereq: audition.

The study and performance of ensemble literature for percussion instruments. (H)

MUN 1460 Chamber Music Ensemble
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: audition.

Examination and performance of standard repertoire for chamber ensembles.

MUN 1491 Steel Drum Ensemble
Credits: 1; Prereq: permission of conductor.

MUN 1710 Jazz Bands
Credits: 1.

Standard and experimental jazz ensembles. A jazz laboratory. (H)

MUN 2491 World Music Ensemble
Credits: 1; Prereq: permission of director.

The rehearsal and performance of folk and traditional musics of the world. (H)

MUN 3113 Marching Band
Credits: 1.

Performance of marching band literature.

MUN 3123 Concert Band
Credits: 1.

Performance of general and popular band literature. (H)

MUN 3133 Symphonic Band
Credits: 1; Prereq: audition.

Performance of traditional and contemporary band literature.

MUN 3143 Wind Symphony
Credits: 1; Prereq: audition.

Performance of wind ensemble literature. (H)

MUN 3213 University Orchestra
Credits: 1; Prereq: permission of conductor.

Standard orchestra literature. (H)

MUN 3313 University Choir
Credits: 1; Prereq: audition.

An advanced choral group providing specialized study performance opportunities for vocally qualified students. (H)

MUN 3323 Women's Chorale
Credits: 1.

Vocal training and public performances of standard female chorus repertoire. (H)

MUN 3333 Men's Glee Club
Credits: 1.

Vocal training and public performance of standard male chorus repertoire. (H)

MUN 3343 University Chamber Singers
Credits: 1; Prereq: audition.

Study and performance of early and contemporary vocal literature. (H)

MUN 3443 Percussion Ensemble
Credits: 1.

MUN 3454 Two Piano Literature (Offered in Miami only))
Credits: 2.

MUN 3463 Chamber Music
Credits: Variable: MN 01 to MX 02; Prereq: course open by audition only. Auditions held in the first week of classes before the add deadline.

The course is an exploration of the assigned repertoire through one hour weekly coachings with the instructor, a minimum of three hours weekly of unsupervised group rehearsal, and a final performance by each group on the class recital. Students will study the art of chamber music interpretation and performance and develop effective group rehearsal technique.

MUN 3493 New Music Ensemble
Credits: 1; Prereq: instructor permission.

Rehearsal and performance of repertoire for small ensembles written in the 20th and 21st centuries. (H)

MUN 3494 Steel Drum Ensemble
Credits: 1; Prereq: permission of conductor.

MUN 3643 Musical Theatre Ensemble (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 1; Prereq: permission of director.

Examination and performance of standard repertoire for the musical theatre.

MUN 3713 Jazz Bands
Credits: 1.

Standard and experimental jazz ensembles. A jazz laboratory.

MUN 3803 World Music Ensemble
Credits: 1; Prereq: permission of director.

The rehearsal and performance of folk and traditional musics of the world.

Music History/Musicology

MUH 2501 Introduction to World Musics
Credits: 3. music majors/minors except for fall semester.

Introduction to musics of non-western cultures in comparison with music of Western European civilizations; the nature of music and the realm of ethnomusicology. (H, N)

MUH 2530 Popular and Traditional Musics of Africa
Credits: 3.

A study of traditional and popular African musical styles placed within their historical, social and cultural environments. (H, N)

MUH 3211 Survey of Music History 1
Credits: 3. For music majors only.

A survey of music literature, styles and techniques from antiquity to ca. 1600. The course examines representative repertoire from historical, theoretical and cultural contexts. Students will develop critical thinking skills in reading and writing, analysis and listening. (H, N)

MUH 3212 Survey of Music History 2
Credits: 3. For music majors only.

A survey of music literature, styles and techniques from ca. 1600 to ca. 1820. The course examines representative repertoire from historical, theoretical and cultural contexts. Students will develop critical thinking skills in reading and writing, analysis and listening.

MUH 3213 Survey of Music History 3
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUH 3211 and MUH 3212, or written permission of instructor. For music majors only.

A survey of music literature, styles and techniques from ca. 1820 to the present. The course examines representative repertoire from historical, theoretical and cultural contexts. Students will develop critical skills in reading and writing, analysis and listening.

MUH 3541 Latin American Music
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUL 2010, MUH 3211, or written instructor permission.

The variable musical expressions of Latin America (including the Caribbean), their historical formations and social importance. (H, N)

MUH 3621 Jewish Art Music in Western Culture
Credits: 3; Prereq: written instructor permission.

A cultural history of western art music inspired by Jewish subjects, Biblical and non-Biblical, composed by both Jewish and non-Jewish composers, and a survey of Jewish performing musicians from the Renaissance to the present. (H, N)

MUH 4016 History of Jazz
Credits: 3.

From African, Latin-American, and Black American sources, through contemporary development. (H, N)

MUR 3104 Music and the Catholic Church
Credits: 3.

Examines the music of the Catholic Church from historical and artistic perspectives and presents issues that have surrounded major changes in the church's music. Focuses on six historical periods in which the church was significantly focused on musical developments or changes. Views the music from various cultural perspectives, primarily U.S. and European. Requires online computer proficiency and high-speed internet access.

Music Literature

MUL 2010 Introduction to Music Literature
Credits: 3.

A fundamental course open to all students (non-music majors) as an elective. Concert attendance, listening to records, reading and discussion. (H, N) (WR)

MUL 3341 Baroque Literature
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUL 2010 or MUH 3211.

Compositions of Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Sch├╝tz, Buxtehude, Bach, Handel and others. (H, N)

MUL 3351 Classical Literature
Credits: 3;

This course is designed to give undergraduate students an introduction to music and its cultural context within the Classical period of Western art music history. Within the framework of a chronological survey (roughly 1720 through 1810), we will consider issues such as the development of principal genres and forms, their distinguishing stylistic features and conventions, the changing roles played by composers, performers, patrons and audiences, and elements of performance practice. Students' work will be evaluated through exams, class discussion, and a paper and presentation on a topic related to Classical music.

MUL 4334 Renaissance Literature
Credits: 3. Prereq: MUL 2010 or MUH 3211.

Renaissance literature surveys the music from the period roughly 1430-1600, stressing the major genres of mass, motet, madrigal and chanson, and touching on less prominent regional practices and instrumental music. The music is placed into social and historical context. (H, N)

MUL 4361 Romantic Literature
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUL 2010 or MUH 3211.

Representative Romantic literature in such genres as the symphony, symphonic poem, opera, song, chamber music, piano music and sacred music. Composers from Beethoven through Mahler. (H, N)

MUL 4371 Contemporary Literature
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUL 2010 or MUH 3211.

Twentieth-century music literature, including works of Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Hindemith, Bartok, Copland, Sessions, Boulez and Stockhausen. (H, N)

MUL 4400 Piano Literature Seminar
Credits: 2 to 3; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

A survey of piano literature from early keyboard works to the present.

MUL 4430 String Literature Seminar
Credits: 2; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

A survey of standard etudes, studies, scale systems, shifting studies, concert and sonata repertoire for each instrument in the string family.

MUL 4441 Woodwind Literature Seminar
Credits: 2; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

An intensive, investigative study of representative repertoire for woodwind instruments.

MUL 4442 Brass Literature Seminar
Credits: 2; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

An intensive, investigative study of standard repertoire for brass instruments.

MUL 4460 Percussion Literature Seminar
Credits: 2; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

An intensive, investigative study of standard repertoire for solo percussion and percussion ensemble.

MUL 4490 Organ Literature Seminar
Credits: 2; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

A survey of the major trends and styles of organ composition from the Renaissance to the present.

MUL 4500 Symphonic Literature (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 3.

MUL 4561 Chamber Music Literature (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 3.

MUL 4602 Song Literature Seminar
Credits: 2 to 3; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

The study and performance of representative literature for the voice from each style period.

MUL 4630 Symphonic Chamber Vocal Literature (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2 to 3.

MUL 4662 History and Literature of Opera (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 3.

MUL 4801 The Music of J.S. Bach (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUL 2010 or MUH 3211.

This course will survey the works of Bach with special emphasis on the historical sources of his choral and instrumental styles and detailed study of a selection of his chief works.

MUL 4802 The Music of W.A. Mozart (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUL 2010 or MUH 3211.

The music, life and times of Mozart.

Music Performance: Brass

MVB 1411 Trumpet
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 1412 French Horn
Credits: 1to 3.

MVB 1413 Trombone
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 1414 Euphonium
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 1415 Tuba
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 2421 Trumpet
Credits: 2.

MVB 2422 French Horn
Credits: 2.

MVB 2423 Trombone
Credits: 2.

MVB 2424 Euphonium
Credits: 2.

MVB 2425 Tuba
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 3431 Trumpet
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 3432 French Horn
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 3433 Trombone
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 3434 Euphonium
Credits: 2 to 3.

MVB 3435 Tuba
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 3970 Junior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music majors in the Bachelor of Music track must present a public recital during their junior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

MVB 4441 Trumpet
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 4442 French Horn
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 4443 Trombone
Credits: 3.

MVB 4444 Euphonium
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 4445 Tuba
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVB 4640 Brass Instruments Pedagogy
Credits: 3; Prereq: MVB 2000 level.

An analysis of the principles, methods, and practices currently used in the teaching of brass instruments.

MVB 4971 Senior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music performance majors must present a public recital during the senior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

Music Performance: Keyboard

MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: MUT 1001; music majors.

MVK 1112 Secondary Piano 2
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: MVK 1111; music majors.

MVK 1411 Piano
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 1412 Harpsichord
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 1413 Organ
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 1415 Carillon
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 2221 Secondary Piano 3
Credits: 1 to 3. Prereq: MVK 1112; music majors.

This course is required of all music majors, with the exception of keyboard majors. Levels (3) and (4) may be exempted by examination.

MVK 2222 Secondary Piano 4
Credits: 1 to 3. Prereq: MVK 2221; music majors.

This course is required of all music majors, with the exception of keyboard majors. Levels (3) and (4) may be exempted by examination.

MVK 2421 Piano
Credits: 2.

MVK 2422 Harpsichord
Credits: 2.

MVK 2423 Organ
Credits: 2.

MVK 2425 Carillon
Credits: 2.

MVK 3431 Piano
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 3432 Harpsichord
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 3433 Organ
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 3435 Carillon
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 3702 Accompanying
Credits: 2; can be repeated for credit.

Instrumental chamber music, song, orchestral reductions and editions.

MVK 3970 Junior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music majors in the Bachelor of Music track must present a public recital during their junior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

MVK 4126 Improvisational Keyboard Skills and Related Technology
Credits: 2; Prereq: for upper-division and graduate keyboard major/minor; instructor permission.

Study of improvisional skills, electric keyboard technology, and musical styles outside of the classical realm.

MVK 4441 Piano
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 4443 Organ
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVK 4600 Organ Pedagogy
Credits: 3; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

An analysis of the principles, methods, and practices currently in the teaching of organ.

MVK 4640 Piano Pedagogy
Credits: 3; Prereq: MVK 2421.

An analysis of the principles, methods and practices currently used in the teaching of piano.

MVK 4971 Senior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music performance must present a public recital during the senior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

Music Performance: Percussion

MVP 1411 Percussion
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVP 2421 Percussion
Credits: 2.

MVP 3431 Percussion
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVP 3970 Junior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music majors in the Bachelor of Music track must present a public recital during their junior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

MVP 4441 Percussion
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVP 4971 Senior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music performance majors must present a public recital during the senior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

Music Performance: Strings

MVS 1411 Violin
Credits: to 3.

MVS 1412 Viola
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVS 1413 Cello
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVS 1414 String Bass
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVS 2421 Violin
Credits: 2.

MVS 2422 Viola
Credits: 2.

MVS 2423 Cello
Credits: 2.

MVS 2424 String Bass
Credits: 2.

MVS 3431 Violin
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVS 3432 Viola
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVS 3433 Cello
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVS 3434 String Bass
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVS 3970 Junior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music majors in the Bachelor of Music track must present a public recital during their junior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

MVS 4441 Violin
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVS 4444 String Bass
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVS 4640 String Instrument Pedagogy
Credits: 3; Prereq: MVS 2000 level.

An introduction to the teaching of basic string instrument techniques.

MVS 4971 Senior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music performance majors must present a public recital during the senior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

Music Performance: Voice

MVV 1411 Voice
Credits: 2.

MVV 2421 Voice
Credits: 2.

MVV 3331 Voice for Theatre (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2.

MVV 3431 Voice
Credits: 2 to 3.

MVV 3970 Junior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music majors in the Bachelor of Music track must present a public recital during their junior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

MVV 4341 Voice for Theatre (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2.

MVV 4441 Voice
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVV 4640 Vocal Pedagogy
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: MVV 2421.

An analysis of various methods, principles and practices in the teaching of voice.

MVV 4971 Senior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music performance and church music majors must present a public recital during the senior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

Music Performance: Woodwinds

MVW 1411 Flute
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 1412 Oboe
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 1413 Clarinet
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 1414 Bassoon
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 1415 Saxophone
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 2421 Flute
Credits: 2.

MVW 2422 Oboe
Credits: 2.

MVW 2423 Clarinet
Credits: 2.

MVW 2424 Bassoon
Credits: 2.

MVW 2425 Saxophone
Credits: 2.

MVW 3431 Flute
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 3432 Oboe
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 3433 Clarinet
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 3434 Bassoon
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 3435 Saxophone
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 3970 Junior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music majors in the Bachelor of Music track must present a public recital during their junior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

MVW 4441 Flute
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 4442 Oboe
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 4443 Clarinet
Credits: 3.

MVW 4444 Bassoon
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 4445 Saxophone
Credits: 1 to 3.

MVW 4640 Woodwind Instruments Pedagogy
Credits: 3; Prereq: MVW 2000 level.

An analysis of the principles, methods, and practices currently used in the teaching of woodwind instruments.

MVW 4971 Senior Recital
Credits: 1.

All music performance majors must present a public recital during the senior year. See areas of emphasis for specific requirements.

Music Theory

MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments
Credits: 2.

The study of notation, scales, intervals, triads, aural skills and keyboard skills.

MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1
Credits: 3 each course; Prereq: Music Theory Placement Examination or MUT 1001; Coreq: MVK 1111 or MVK 1112.

Rhythms, intervals, motifs, phrases, melodies, chords and chord progressions, in the standard clefs through listening, playing, singing and writing. Chord study includes primary and secondary triads in root position and inversions, non-harmonic tones and diatonic seventh chords.

MUT 1122 Theory of Music 2
Credits: 3 each course; Prereq: Music Theory Placement Examination or MUT 1121 or equivalent; Coreq: MVK 1111 or MVK 1112.

Rhythms, intervals, motifs, phrases, melodies, chords and chord progressions, in the standard clefs through listening, playing, singing and writing. Chord study includes primary and secondary triads in root position and inversions, non-harmonic tones and diatonic seventh chords.

MUT 2126 Theory of Music 3
Credits: 3 each course; Prereq: MUT 1121; Coreq: MVK 2121 or MVK 2222.

Modulation, secondary dominants, diminished sevenths, Neapolitan and augmented sixth, chords of the ninth, eleventh, thirteenth, sight singing and dictation.

MUT 2127 Theory of Music 4
Credits: 3 each course; Prereq: MUT 2126; Coreq: MVK 2121 or MVK 2222.

Modulation, secondary dominants, diminished sevenths, Neapolitan and augmented sixth, chords of the ninth, eleventh, thirteenth, sight singing and dictation.

MUT 2641 Jazz Improvisation
Credits: 2; Prereq: written instructor permission.

MUT 3321 Arranging for Voices and Instruments
Credits: 3; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

Study of voices and instruments, singly and by family, with basic scoring for standard ensemble combinations.

MUT 3322 Scoring for Band and Orchestra
Credits: 3; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury; MUT 3321.

Transcribing and arranging for full band and orchestra, including preparation of parts for performance.

MUT 3611 Form and Analysis 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

Analysis of melodic structures and homophonic forms of the common practice period including binary, ternary, rondo and sonata-allegro forms.

MUT 3612 Form and Analysis 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: MUT 3611.

Analysis of contrapuntal forms of canon, motet and fugue; study of musical forms in the 20th century.

MUT 4411 Modal Counterpoint
Credits: 3; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

Free and strict counterpoint in the 16th century modal style through listening, reading, playing, singing and writing.

MUT 4421 Tonal Counterpoint
Credits: 3; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

Counterpoint in the 18th-century style through listening, reading, playing, singing and writing.

MUT 4601 Score Reading
Credits: 2; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury.

Score-reading at the keyboard. Exercises in realization of music in two or more staves and clefs, and involving instrumental transpositions.

MUT 4626 Advanced Analysis
Credits: 3; Prereq: professional performance jury and musicianship assessment jury, MUT 3611, MUT 3612 Form and Analysis 1 and 2.

Analysis of large forms, particularly from the repertoire of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; contemporary analytical systems are introduced.

Opera and Musical Theatre

MUO 3503 Opera Workshop
Credits: 1; Prereq: permission of director.

Study and performance of works from opera and operetta.

MUO 3603 Elements of Stage Production (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 2.

MUO 3652 Opera Theatre Ensemble (Offered in Miami only)
Credits: 1.



General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.