MUSIC AND ENSEMBLE (MUSI)

1131 Chorale

Open to all members of the Incarnate Word Community, the Chorale is the primary vocal ensemble at UIW. Partially fulfills the CORE Fine Arts requirement. The Chorale represents the University in concerts and public performances throughout the school year. May be repeated for credit. Admission by audition only. Fee (Every semester)

1160 Mariachi Ensemble

The Mariachi Ensemble is devoted to the performance of mariachi music. Partially fulfills the CORE Fine Arts requirement for non-music majors and music minors. Admission by audition only. Fee. (Every Semester)

1181 Orchestra

The UIW Community Orchestra is a performing group open to all students of the University and musicians from the San Antonio area that have instrumental performing experience. Partially fulfills the CORE Fine Arts requirement. May be repeated for credit. Admission by audition only. Fee (Every semester)

1182 Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble performs a variety of jazz and contemporary styles of music. Partially fulfills the CORE Fine Arts requirement. Admission by audition only. Fee. (Every semester)

1183 Flute Choir

The Flute Choir performs ensemble music for flutes. Literature from all eras is studied and performed. Partially fulfills the CORE Fine Arts requirement for non-music majors and music minors. Admission by audition only. Fee. (Every semester)

1185 Wind Ensemble

The UIW wind ensemble is comprised of students and members of the community who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Wind ensemble repertoire of various styles and historical periods is performed. Partially fulfills the CORE Fine Arts requirement. Admission by audition only. Fee. (Every semester)

1100 Introduction to Aural Skills

This course is an introduction to aural skills for students who have little previous experience in ear training. Required for all entering freshman music majors or minors who score 69% or less in the aural skills entrance diagnostic test. Must be taken as part of the learning community with MUSI 1300 Introduction to Music Theory. (As needed)

1191 Aural Skills I

This course covers melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation; ear training; and sight singing. Prerequisite: score of at least 70% on the aural skills entrance diagnostic test. Must be taken as part of the learning community with MUSI 1321 Music Theory I. (Fall)

1192 Aural Skills II

This course is a continuation of MUSI 1191. Prerequisite: MUSI 1191. Must be taken as part of the learning community with MUSI 1322 Music Theory II. (Spring)

1300 Introduction to Music Theory

This course is an introduction to music theory for students who have little previous experience with technical aspects of music. Required for all entering freshman music majors or minors who score 69% or less in the music theory entrance diagnostic test. Must be taken as part of the learning community with MUSI 1100 Introduction to Aural Skills. (As needed)

1310 Keyboard Skills for Music Majors

This course is designed to provide music students with the necessary skills to pass the piano proficiency examination required for all music majors. The final examination in this course serves as the piano proficiency examination. Prerequisite: MUSI 1300 Introduction to Music Theory or MUSI 1321 Music Theory I. This course may not be repeated for credit. (Spring)

1311 Singing for Beginners

This course is especially designed for non-music majors and non-voice majors. It focuses on principles of breathing and tone production, fundamentals of diction, basic music reading, and simple songs. May be repeated for credit. Fulfills CORE Fine Arts requirement. No prerequisite. (Every semester)

1320 Music Appreciation

This course exposes the non-musician to the basic mechanics of music and music making (instruments, sound, rhythm, texture, etc.) and also to a wide variety of musical styles, from the middle ages to the pop genres of the present. It is expected that students will obtain the tools and the experience necessary in order to develop the capacity to understand and value different musical styles. It fulfills the CORE Fine Arts requirement. No prerequisite. (Every semester)

1321 Music Theory I

This is the first of a four-course sequence designed to offer an introduction to the principles and practice of harmony in Western Music from the seventeenth century to the present day. Prerequisite: score of at least 70% on the theory entrance diagnostic test. Must be taken as part of the learning community with MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I. (Fall)

1322 Music Theory II

This is the second of a four-course sequence designed to offer an introduction to the principles and practice of harmony in Western Music from the seventeenth century to the present day. Prerequisite: MUSI 1321 Music Theory I. Should be taken as part of the learning community with MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II. (Spring)

1381 Class Piano

This beginning-level course is especially designed for non-music majors. Basic music reading skills are developed and basic popular repertoire is covered. Fulfills CORE Fine Arts requirement. No prerequisite. (Every semester)

1391 Class Guitar

This beginning-level course is especially designed for non-music majors. Students will learn the fundamentals of reading music as well as basic right and left hand guitar technique. Students must provide their own guitar. Fulfills CORE Fine Arts requirement. No prerequisite. (Every semester)

2111 Opera Workshop

This course prepares small operatic ensembles for public performance, and includes the production of Opera Scenes. Prerequisite: advanced singing and music reading skills. Admission by audition only. May be repeated for credit. Fee. (As needed)

2132 Madrigal Singers

Madrigal Singers is a select vocal ensemble. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1131 Chorale, and audition with instructor. Partially fulfills the CORE Fine Arts requirement for non-music majors and music minors. May be repeated for credit. Fee (Every semester)

2193 Advanced Aural Skills III

This course is a continuation of MUSI 1192. Prerequisite: MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II. (Fall)

2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV

This course is a continuation of MUSI 2193. Prerequisite: MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III. (Spring)

2323 Music Theory III

This is the third of a four-course sequence designed to offer an introduction to the principles and practice of harmony in Western Music from the seventeenth century to the present day. Prerequisite: MUSI 1322 Music Theory II. (Fall)

2346 History of Jazz

This course offers a survey of jazz artists and jazz styles; topics include: Cultural and musical origins of jazz, blues, ragtime, Dixieland, the swing era, bebop, fusion, contemporary styles, and artists associated with all of these. Fulfills CORE Fine Arts requirement for non-majors; available to music majors as an elective. No prerequisite. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (As needed)

2350 Survey of Musical Theatre in the U.S.

This course surveys musical theatre in the United States. Genres explored include musical revues, opera, operetta and musicals with a special emphasis on 20th century Broadway. Open to non-majors. This course is cross-listed with THAR 2350. No prerequisites. Fulfills CORE Fine Arts requirement. (As needed)

3323 Orchestration

This course covers instrumentation and aspects of orchestration so that the student will learn how to score and arrange music for various types of small and large ensembles. Prerequisite: MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV (As needed)

3324 Music Theory IV

This is the fourth of a four-course sequence designed to offer an introduction to the principles and practice of harmony in Western Music from the seventeenth century to the present day. Prerequisite: MUSI 2323 Music Theory III. (Spring)

3327 Counterpoint

Renaissance and Baroque styles of polyphony in analysis, performance, and composition are taught in this class. Prerequisite: MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV. (As needed)

3350 American Popular Music

Survey of the development of American popular music, from its roots in the merging of colonial European, African, and Native American styles, to the development in the twentieth century of blues, rock-and-roll, rap, salsa, and other popular contemporary styles of North and South America. Open to non-majors. No prerequisite. Fulfills CORE requirements for Fine Arts. (As needed)

3341 Music History I

This course is designed to introduce music major and minors to the different musical styles, composers, genres, and aesthetic views of the Western world from the time of the ancient Greeks to the time of Mozart and Haydn. Prerequisite: MUSI 1322 Music Theory II. (Fall)

3342 Music History II

This course is designed to introduce music majors and minors to the different musical styles, composers, genres, and aesthetic views of the Western world from the time of Beethoven to the present. Prerequisite: MUSI 3341 Music History I or permission of instructor. (Spring)

3343 Pedagogy of Contemporary Music Education (pending title change)

This course explores the various philosophies and techniques as developed by Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, and Suzuki, as well as the development of music education in the United States. Required for elementary music certification. Prerequisite: MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV. (As needed)

3344 Creative Development in Music I

This course addresses developmentally age appropriate skills and music for use in the elementary classroom. Required for all-level music certification. Prerequisite: MUSI 1322 Music Theory II. (As needed)

3345 Brass and Woodwinds Instrument Techniques

This course covers basic performance and teaching techniques of brass and woodwind instruments. Prerequisite: MUSI 1322 Music Theory II. Fee (As needed)

3346 String and Percussion Instrument Techniques

This course covers basic performance and teaching techniques of string and percussion instruments. Prerequisite: MUSI 1322 Music Theory II. Fee (As needed)

3347 Survey/Appreciation of Opera

This course provides students with an in-depth experience of the history of opera, the elements of opera, and the major representative works of the genre. Fulfills CORE curriculum Fine Arts requirement. No prerequisite. (As needed)

3348 Studies in World Music

This course explores the music of a variety of world cultures and addresses issues related to contemporary music production, mass-media proliferation, and cultural appropriation. Required for all music majors. Available to music minors as an upper division elective with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: MUSI 3342 Music History II, or permission of instructor. May be taken as a cultural studies elective, with permission of instructor. (As needed)

1131 Chorale

This course is a biographical, historical, and sociological study of the contributions women have made in Western music from the ninth century to the present. Fulfills the CORE Fine Arts requirement.

3361 Vocal Techniques and Diction

This course addresses vocal pedagogy, methods and materials, at all classroom levels, plus the study and application of Spanish, Italian, German, French, and English vocal diction. Required for voice and teacher certification majors. Prerequisite: MUSI 3324. (As needed)

3388 Internship in Liturgical Music

This course is designed to teach the professional and practical skills for organizing, directing, and playing for liturgical services. Prerequisite: advanced keyboard skills and permission of instructor. (As needed)

4323 Form and Analysis

This is an advanced course in stylistic analysis; it is designed for advanced music majors as a practical application of their previous studies in music history, theory, and performance. This course entails comprehensive analysis of all aspects of musical style, including form, harmonic language, texture, and instrumentation. Required for all music majors except students seeking a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, or a Bachelor of Arts with and emphasis in Music Industry Studies. Available to music minors as an upper division elective with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV. (As needed)

4343 Creative Development in Music II

This course addresses developmentally age appropriate skills and music for use in the middle school, junior high, and high school classroom. Required for all-level music certification. Prerequisite: MUSI 1322 Music Theory II. (As needed)

4344 Conducting

This course explores the theory and practice of techniques of choral and instrumental conducting. It includes practical conducting activities. Prerequisite: MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV. (As needed)

MUSIC AND ENSEMBLE (MUSI)