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Music

Department of Music
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
Music 1315
Telephone: (805) 893-5672
Website: http://www.music.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Scott Marcus


 

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MUS 1. Classical Music Live
(1) FELBER J
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Ticketsand transportation are provided free of charge. Primarily for non-Music majors. For full course information, please go to: www.music.ucsb.edu/academics/music-1
Students meet for a one-hour pre-concert lecture given by Music Department faculty, and then attend world-class symphony concerts sponsored by Santa Barbara's Community Arts Music Association.
MUS 3A. Introduction to Music Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: No prerequisites.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall. Designed for Music Majors and Minors. Open to Music Majors, or by permission of instructor. Music minors and non-majors should contact instructor by email for permission to enroll.
Introduces students to ways of studying music as a cultural practice situated in society. Methods are drawn from musicology, ethnomusicology, history, anthropology, and sociology. Students will be taught to think critically about music as a universal human expression.
MUS 3B. Writing about Music
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Music 3A with a minimum grade of C-, or consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter. Designed for Music Majors and Minors. Open to students who have taken Music 3A, or by permission of instructor. Contact instructor by email for permission to enroll.
Repeat Comments: Mus 3B is a legal repeat of Mus 12.
Acquaints students with different approaches to writing and speaking about music of many traditions. The works of performers, critics, music theorists, ethnographers, musicologists, and historians will all be represented in the selection of assigned readings.
MUS 3C. Structures of Music
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Music 3B with a minimum grade of C-, or consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring. Designed for Music Majors and Minors. Open to students who have taken Music 3B, or by permission of instructor. Contact instructor by email for permission to enroll.
Looking at a variety of music traditions from different parts of the world, the class will survey varying approaches to issues of compositional structure, rhythm, intonation, scales, etc. The class will have listening and practical components.
MUS 4A. Musicianship
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement exam. A grade of at least C- is required in each course of the Music 4 series. Must be taken consecutively, and concurrently with the Music 5 series.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
A practical course in sight singing, aural analysis, and rhythmic studies.
MUS 4B. Musicianship
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement Exam. A grade of at least C- is required in each course of the Music 4 series. Must be taken consecutively, and concurrently with the Music 5 series.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
A practical course in sight singing, aural analysis, and rhythmic studies.
MUS 4C. Musicianship
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement Exam. A grade of at least C- is required in each course of the Music 4 series. Must be taken consecutively, and concurrently with the Music 5 series.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
A practical course in sight singing, aural analysis, and rhythmic studies.
MUS 4D. Musicianship
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement Exam. A grade of at least C- is required in each course of the Music 4 series. Must be taken consecutively, and concurrently with the Music 5 series.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
A practical course in sight singing, aural analysis, and rhythmic studies.
MUS 4E. Musicianship
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement Exam. A grade of at least C- is required in each course of the Music 4 series. Must be taken consecutively, and concurrently with the Music 5 series.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
A practical course in sight singing, aural analysis, and rhythmic studies.
MUS 4F. Musicianship
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement Exam. A grade of at least C- is required in each course of the Music 4 series. Must be taken consecutively, and concurrently with the Music 5 series.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
A practical course in sight singing, aural analysis, and rhythmic studies.
MUS 5A. Theory of Western Art Music: Fundamentals
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement Exam or Music 11.
Theory basics, including rhythm and meter, pitch, intervals, scales, keys, triads, seventh chords, and essentials of harmonic progression.
MUS 5B. Theory of Western Art Music: Harmonic Practices and Analysis I
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement exam. A grade of at least C- is required in each course of the Music 5 series. Must be taken concurrently with the Music 4 series.
Textural deployments of harmony, tonic and dominant on the small and large scale, contrapuntal influences, cadential progressions, non-chord tones.
MUS 5C. Theory of Western Art Music: Harmonic Practices and Analysis II
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement exam. A grade of at least C- is required in each course of the Music 5 series. Must be taken consecutively, and concurrently with the Music 4 series.
Secondary dominants, diatonic modulation, chromatic chords, sequences.
MUS 6. Jazz Fundamentals
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Music 5C.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units, but only 2 units may be applied towards the major.
Introduction to jazz harmony, scales, and improvization. drill in ear training and beginning keyboard.
MUS 8. Class Composition
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for the major. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 18 units, but only 12 units may be applied toward the major. For a selected numberof students in Music 5A-F.
Assignments in basics of music writing.
MUS 10A. History of Music from Early Modern Culture through Modernism
(4) STAFF
A survey of Western music and its social contexts from late humanism through the Age of Enlightenment (1545-1745). Topics include Renaissance legacies, music and religious reformations, ancient vs. modern, the rise of opera, patronage, instrumental composer-performers, taste in the Enlightenment.
MUS 10B. History of Music from Early Modern Culture through Modernism
(4) STAFF
A survey of Western music and its social contexts from 1745 to 1848. Topics include the rise of public concerts and of the virtuoso soloist, the evolution of the orchestra, music in salons and parlors, and national operatic institutions.
MUS 10C. History of Music from Early Modern Culture through Modernism
(4) STAFF
A survey of Western music and its social contexts from 1848 to 1945. Topics include music and nationalism, late romanticism and the limits of tonality, modernism, the impact of popular music on art music, and neoclassicism.
MUS 11. Fundamentals of Music
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: For the non-major.
The study of notes, scales, triads, inversions, rhythm, harmony, and musical terminology. Laboratory activities include keyboard orientation, sight singing, and ear training.
MUS 15. Music Appreciation
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Not open to Music majors.
A selective survey of music of western civilization; evolution of forms, styles, media. Designed to enable the student to listen with understanding.
MUS 16. Listening to Jazz: Demystifying America’s Musical Art Form
(4) NATHAN
Recommended Preparation: Music 11 or 15
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Not open for credit to students who have completed Music 191 in spring 2018.
Aims to unravel the mystery of Jazz’s allure, importance,  and performance process, in a manner mostly divorced from  technical musical terminology or music theory, through targeted readings, listening assignments, written projects, in-class visits, and concert attendance.
MUS 17. World Music
(4) MARCUS
Enrollment Comments: No previous training in music required.
An introductory course surveying the unity and diversity of folk, traditional, and classical music of the non-western world. Emphasis given to dance, theatre, musical instruments, and the role of music in society.
MUS 17H. World Music, Honors
(1) MARCUS
Prerequisite: Lower-division standing; honors students only.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.5 for the proceeding 1 quarter(s). Open to non-majors. Concurrently offered with Music 17. Quarters usually offered:Fall.
Undergraduate independent research for honor students. Carefully selected topics in World Music intended to foster excellence in research or performance.
MUS 20A. Elementary Voice I
(1) BRECHER
Prerequisite: Music 11 or UCSB Exam 38 (Music Theory Placement Test) with a score of 1 orhigher. Placement by audition on the first day of class.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Primarily for the BA Music Major, the BM Instrumental Music Major and the Music Minor.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated 8 times for credit in combination with Music 20B and 20C toa maximum of 9 units, but only 6 units may be applied toward the major.
Elementary voice lessons at beginning level. Placement in Music A, B, or C will be determined by the instructor after an audition.
MUS 20B. Elementary Voice II
(1) BRECHER
Prerequisite: Music 11. Placement by audition the first day of class.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Primarily for the BA Music Major, the BM Instrumental Music Major and the Music Minor.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated 8 times for credit in combination with Music 20A and 20C toa maximum of 9 units, but only 6 units may be applied toward the major.
Elementary voice lessons designed for those with a small amount of vocal experience.
MUS 20C. Elementary Voice III
(1) BRECHER
Prerequisite: Music 11. Placement by audition on first day of class.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Primarily for the BA Music Major, the BM Instrumental Music major and the Music Minor.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated 8 times for credit in combination with Music 20A and 20B toa maximum of 9 units, but only 6 units may be applied toward the major.
Elementary voice lessons designed for those who have significant vocal training and experience.
MUS 22AAZZ. Practicum in World Music Performance
(1) MARCUS, RUDNICKI
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. If there is no meeting time listed on the course schedule, contact instructor during first week of quarter to schedule instruction.
Applied instruction in non-Western instruments: the Middle Eastern oud (lute) and nay (end-blown flute), Middle Eastern percussion, and dastgah (Persian melodic practice).
MUS 22D. Practicum in World Music Performance: Dastgah
MUS 22G. Practicum in World Music Performance
MUS 22M. Practicum in World Music Performance: Arabic Maqam
MUS 22N. Practicum in World Music Performance: the nay (Middle- Eastern flute).
MUS 22O. Practicum in World Music Performance: the oud (Middle- Eastern lute).
MUS 22P. Practicum in World Music Performance: Middle Eastern percussion
MUS 22V. Practicum in World Music Performance: the Middle Eastern violin
MUS 22X. Practicum in World Music Performance
MUS 24. Carillon
(1) HALSTED
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Some keyboard proficiency (Music 31F, 32, or 33 or equivalent) recommended.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Concurrently offered with MUS 124. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Piano audition required. Contact instructor over email to schedule audition.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 9 units, but only 3 units may beapplied toward the major.
Applied instruction on Carillon (bells in bell tower) performance.
MUS 25. Intermediate Voice
(1-3) BRECHER, SAHUC
Prerequisite: By audition. Departmental approval required prior to registration. Consent of instructor to finalize registration.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. Primarily for Music majors. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Voice emphasis majors and for 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 9 quarters.
Intermediate voice lessons.
MUS 26A. Intermediate Double Bass
(1-3) GARBER
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 unit per quarter by BM Double Bass emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Intermediate double bass lessons.
MUS 26B. Intermediate Cello
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Cello emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Intermediate cello lessons.
MUS 26D. Intermediate Viola
(1-3) CALLUS
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Viola emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Intermediate viola lessons.
MUS 26E. Intermediate Violin
(1-3) YARON
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a amximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Violin emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter for allothers.
Intermediate violin lessons.
MUS 27A. Intermediate Bassoon
(1-3) RADFORD
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Bassoon emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by allothers.
Intermediate bassoon lessons.
MUS 27B. Intermediate Clarinet
(1-3) BAMBACH
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Clarinet emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Intermediate clarinet lessons.
MUS 27C. Intermediate Flute
(1-3) FELBER
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Flute emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Intermediate flute lessons.
MUS 27D. Intermediate Oboe
(1-3) HORN
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Oboe emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter for all others.
Intermediate oboe lessons.
MUS 28A. Intermediate French Horn
(1-3) GROSS
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 unit per quarter by BM French Horn emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Intermediate french horn lessons.
MUS 28B. Intermediate Trombone
(1-3) BOOTH
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Trombone emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Intermediate trombone lessons.
MUS 28C. Intermediate Trumpet
(1-3) HUNGERFORD
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Trumpet emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by allothers.
Intermediate trumpet lessons.
MUS 28D. Intermediate Tuba
(1-3) BOOTH
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Tuba emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter for all others
Intermediate tuba lessons.
MUS 29. Intermediate Percussion
(1-3) NATHAN
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Percussion emphasis majors, and for 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Intermediate percussion lessons.
MUS 31A. Class Piano
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement by audition. Must be taken consecutively. A grade of at least C- is required in each course of the Music 31 series.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors.
Basic keyboard skills, major scales and chords, introduction to harmonization, easy piano repertoire.
MUS 31B. Class Piano
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement by audition. Must be taken consecutively. A grade of at least C- required in each course of the Music 31 series.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors.
White key minor scales (natural/harmonic) and chords, harmonization, introduction to transposition and basic score reading, piano duets.
MUS 31C. Class Piano
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Placement by audition. Must be taken consecutively. A grade of at least C- required in each course in the Music 31 series.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors.
Black key minor scales (natural/harmonic) and chords. Preparing for the proficiency exam: review of all scales and chords, more advanced harmonization, transposition. Learning a solo piece from the list of the appropriate repertoire.
MUS 31X. Class Piano
(1) KISLENKO
Prerequisite: Placement by audition; Music 31F with a minimum grade of C- or passing the piano proficiency test.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Optional continuation of Music 31. Equivalent in level to Music 32. Elementary individual class piano instruction in class or individual context. Includes scales, sight reading, transposition, harmonization at the keyboard, with emphasis on piano literature.
MUS 32A. Secondary Piano
(1) KISLENKO
Prerequisite: Placement by audition.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Optional continuation of Music 31. Elementary individual class piano instruction. Includes scales, sight reading, transposition, harmonization at the keyboard, with emphasis on piano literature.
MUS 32B. Secondary Piano
(1) KISLENKO
Prerequisite: Placement by audition.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Optional continuation of Music 31. Elementary individual class piano instruction. Includes scales, sight reading, transposition, harmonization at the keyboard, with emphasis on piano literature.
MUS 32C. Secondary Piano
(1) KISLENKO
Prerequisite: Placement by audition.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Optional continuation of Music 31. Elementary individual class piano instruction. Includes scales, sight reading, transposition, harmonization at the keyboard, with emphasis on piano literature.
MUS 32D. Secondary Piano
(1) KISLENKO
Prerequisite: Placement by audition.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Optional continuation of Music 31. Elementary individual class piano instruction. Includes scales, sight reading, transposition, harmonization at the keyboard, with emphasis on piano literature.
MUS 32E. Secondary Piano
(1) KISLENKO
Prerequisite: Placement by audition.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Optional continuation of Music 31. Elementary individual class piano instruction. Includes scales, sight reading, transposition, harmonization at the keyboard, with emphasis on piano literature.
MUS 32F. Secondary Piano
(1) KISLENKO
Prerequisite: Placement by audition.
Enrollment Comments: Primarily for Music Majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Optional continuation of Music 31. Elementary individual class piano instruction. Includes scales, sight reading, transposition, harmonization at the keyboard, with emphasis on piano literature.
MUS 33. Intermediate Piano
(1-3) ASCHE, BERKOWITZ, KISLENKO
Prerequisite: By audition. Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 27 units. Taken for 3 units per quarter by BM Piano emphasis and BM Piano Accompanying emphasis majors, andfor 1-2 units per quarter by all others.
Intermediate piano lessons.
MUS 35A. Piano Accompanying
(1) KOENIG
Prerequisite: Music 33 (may be taken concurrently); or, Piano and Accompanying emphasis majors only; and, consent of instructor.
An introduction to the study of accompaniment repertoire and performance (art song, instrumental literature, orchestral transcriptions, sight-reading).
MUS 35B. Piano Accompanying
(1) KOENIG
Prerequisite: Music 33 (may be taken concurrently); or, piano and accompanying emphasis majors only; and, consent of instructor.
An introduction to the study of accompaniment repertoire and performance (art song, instrumental literature, orchestral transcriptions, sight-reading).
MUS 35C. Piano Accompanying
(1) KOENIG
Prerequisite: Music 33 (may be taken concurrently); or, Piano and Accompanying emphasis majors only; and, consent of instructor.
An introduction to the study of accompaniment repertoire and performance (art song, instrumental literature, orchestral transcriptions, sight-reading).
MUS 35D. Piano Accompanying
(1) KOENIG
Prerequisite: Music 33 (may be taken concurrently); or, Piano and Accompanying emphasis majors only; and, consent of instructor.
An introduction to the study of accompaniment repertoire and performance (art song, instrumental literature, orchestral transcriptions, sight-reading).
MUS 51. Vocal and Instrumental Coaching
(1) BALLERINO, KISLENKO
Prerequisite: Concurrent vocal or instrumental study (Music 25-29).
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units, but only 3 units may be applied toward the major.
Musical preparation of vocal or instrumental works from a coach/accompanist.
MUS 52. Vocal & Instrument Coaching Supervision
(1) KOENIG
Music preparation of vocal or instrumental works from a coach/accompanist. Coaches and accompanists are assigned by a faculty member.
MUS 53. Viola Orchestral Repertoire
(1) CALLUS
Prerequisite: By audition.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
The study of the entire standard orchestral repertoire for viola and audition procedures.
MUS 54. Acting for Singers
(3) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Repeat Comments: Majors can only repeat once for credit.
Study of techniques and practice of acting on the stage for singers as preparation for performing operatic roles, in lecture and workshop settings.
MUS 88. Intermediate Composition
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Passing of freshman composition portfolio and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall. For selected students.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units but only 6 units may beapplied toward the major.
Preparation for Music 108.
MUS 94. Freshman Audition
(1) STAFF
Preparation of freshman audition.
MUS 97. Sophomore Audition
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Passing of freshman audition (may be waived for transfer students) and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Preparation of sophomore audition.
MUS 98. Readings in Music
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA for the preceding 3 quarters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. May be repeated for credit to 6 units.
Critical review and discussion of related topics in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, theory, or performance.
MUS 99. Introduction to Musical Research
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA for the preceding 3 quarters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. May be repeated for credit to 6 units.
Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Course offers exceptional students the opportunity to undertake independent research or work in a research group in topics in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, theory, or performance.
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MUS 101A. Contemporary Techniques
(2) HALADYNA
Prerequisite: Music 5E or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
A study of contemporary techniques, through both written work and analysis.
MUS 101B. Contemporary Techniques
(2) HALADYNA
Prerequisite: Music 5E or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
A study of contemporary techniques, through both written work and analysis.
MUS 101C. Contemporary Techniques
(2) HALADYNA
Prerequisite: Music 5E or equivalent.