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Arnett, Mark L Instructor

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  • MUSC 1101 - Semester 1 Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces the fundamentals of diatonic harmony and voice leading, focusing on model composition (including one-, two- and four-voice writing) and analysis of excerpts from music literature. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 1111 - Semester 2 Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Continuation of MUSC 1101. Explores principles of harmony, voice leading and form. Continues emphasis on both model composition and analysis. Introduces chromatic elements (such as applied dominants and modulation), harmonic syntax and structural analysis of excerpts from music literature. Offered spring only.
  • MUSC 1121 - Aural Skills Lab, Semester 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Focuses on sight singing, rhythm and dictation of diatonic melodies in major and minor keys (treble, alto and bass clefs). Covers identification of scale types, intervals, triads and dominant seventh chords. Includes individual and group improvisation. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 1131 - Aural Skills Lab, Semester 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Continuation of MUSC 1121. Focuses on sight singing, rhythm and dictation of diatonic melodies; adds chromatic elements, more complex rhythms and two-part dictation. Includes harmonic dictation using vocabulary from MUSC 1111. Includes individual and group improvisation within harmonic contexts. Offered spring only.
  • MUSC 2101 - Semester 3 Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Continuation of MUSC 1111. Reviews harmonic and formal concepts from MUSC 1111. Introduces advanced chromatic concepts such as modal mixture, seventh chords with added dissonance, Neapolitan sixth chord and augmented-sixth chords. Explores in-depth structural analysis of musical works. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 2111 - Semester 4 Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Continuation of MUSC 2101. Builds on and synthesizes harmonic, melodic and formal concepts from semesters 1-3. Includes writing about musical structure and analyzing relationships of musical structure to extramusical elements (such as text, performance technique, dance, staging, etc.). Introduces 20th century compositional techniques. Offered spring only.
  • MUSC 2121 - Aural Skills Lab, Semester 3
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Continuation of MUSC 1131. Applies concepts from MUSC 2101 in performance (prepared, from sight and improvised) and analytical listening (transcription, diction and aural analysis). Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 2131 - Aural Skills Lab, Semester 4
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Continuation of MUSC 2121. Applies concepts from MUSC 2111 in performance (prepared, from sight and improvised) and analytical listening (transcription, dictation and aural analysis. Offered spring only.
  • MUSC 4011 - 16th Century Counterpoint
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a stylistic study of the main contrapuntal genres of the period including free, two- and three-part imitative counterpoint in the style of Palestrina. Provides a foundation in species counterpoint, working towards free counterpoint; stresses composing in 16th century styles. Offered fall of even-numbered years. Same as MUSC 5011.
  • MUSC 4041 - Orchestration
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies advanced orchestration techniques through score analysis and student projects. Offered fall of odd-numbered years.
  • MUSC 5011 - 16th Century Counterpoint
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a stylistic study of the main contrapuntal genres of the period including free, two- and three-part imitative counterpoint in the style of Palestrina. Provides a foundation in species counterpoint, working towards free counterpoint; stresses composing in 16th century styles. Offered fall of even-numbered years. Same as MUSC 4011.

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