MSU Billings Catalog

MUSI - Music

MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Introduces methods of music understanding and perceptive listening. Examines the language and forms of music, plus the styles and genres of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 105 Music Theory I. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Corequisite(s): MUSI 135 and MUSI 140.

The study and application of written harmony, keyboard harmony and analysis.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 106 Music Theory II. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 105.

Corequisite(s): MUSI 136 and MUSI 141.

Continues the study and application of written harmony, keyboard harmony, and analysis.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 108 Orchestra: MSUB. 1 Credit

Provides an opportunity for capable students to participate in the Billings Symphony. Registration by audition only.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 114 Band: MSUB Symphonic. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides members an opportunity to perform wind band literature from all periods and styles.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 131 Jazz Ensemble I: MSUB. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides members the opportunity to perform big band jazz literature from all periods and styles.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 135 Keyboard Skills I. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Corequisite(s): MUSI 105.

Develops keyboard skills with an emphasis on theory, technique, sight reading, and piano repertoire for the non-keyboard music major.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 136 Keyboard Skills II. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Corequisite(s): MUSI 106.

Continues the development of keyboard skills with an emphasis on theory, technique, sight reading, and piano repertoire for the non-keyboard music major.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 140 Aural Perception I. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Beginning ear training and sight singing.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 141 Aural Perception II. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 140.

Continues the development of ear training and sight singing.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 147 Choral Ensemble: Univ Chorus. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

R-4. Provides an opportunity for members to explore and express, through performance, choral music of all periods and styles of composition.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 162A Chamber Ensembles:Singers. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): MUSI 147.

Members are selected through audition to study and present vocal chamber music selected from medieval to contemporary compositions.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 162B Chamber Ensembles:Instrumental. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Brass, Woodwind, String, Percussion, New Music. Offers experience in chamber music for various wind, string and percussion instrument combinations. Designed to improve individual performance skills as well as familiarizing students with outstanding music.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 195A Applied Music I:Guitar. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on guitar.

Department: Music

MUSI 195B Applied Music I:Voice. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. Provides the student with private instruction in voice.

Department: Music

MUSI 195C Applied Music I:Piano. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on piano.

Department: Music

MUSI 195D Applied Music I:Flute. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on flute.

Department: Music

MUSI 195E Applied Music I:Oboe. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on oboe.

Department: Music

MUSI 195F Applied Music I:Clarinet. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on clarinet.

Department: Music

MUSI 195G Applied Music I:Saxophone. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on saxophone.

Department: Music

MUSI 195H Applied Music I:Bassoon. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on bassoon.

Department: Music

MUSI 195I Applied Music I:Horn. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. Provides the student with private instruction on horn.

Department: Music

MUSI 195J Applied Music I:Trumpet. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on trumpet.

Department: Music

MUSI 195K Applied Music I:Trombone. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on trombone.

Department: Music

MUSI 195L Applied Music I:Euphonium. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on euphonium.

Department: Music

MUSI 195M Applied Music I:Tuba. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on tuba.

Department: Music

MUSI 195N Applied Music I:Violin/Viola. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on violin or viola.

Department: Music

MUSI 195O Applied Music I:Cello/Bass. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor. Provides the student with private instruction on cello or bass.

Department: Music

MUSI 195P Applied Music I:Percussion. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor.

Provides the student with private instruction on percussion.

Department: Music

MUSI 205 Music Theory III. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 106.

Corequisite(s): MUSI 240.

Continues the study and application of written harmony, keyboard harmony and analysis.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 206 Music Theory IV. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 205.

Corequisite(s): MUSI 241.

Continues the study and application of written harmony, keyboard harmony and analysis.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 207 World Music. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Introduces students to the uses and functions of music in various cultures. The style of music used and performance of music in selected cultures of Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia, the Middle East, as well as folk music of Europe will be explored.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 235 Keyboard Skills III. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Corequisite(s): MUSI 205.

Develops advanced keyboard skills with an emphasis on score reading, repertoire, and accompanying.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 236 Keyboard Skills IV. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Corequisite(s): MUSI 206.

Continues the development of advanced keyboard skills with an emphasis on score reading, repertoire, and accompanying.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 240 Aural Perception III. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 141 or permission of instructor.

Continues the development of ear training and sight singing.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 241 Aural Perception IV. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 240.

Continues the development of ear training and sight singing.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 281 Diction I: English & Italian. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Uses the international phonetic alphabet to improve the singers’ pronunciation in English and Italian vocal literature.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 282 Diction II: French & German. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Uses the international phonetic alphabet to improve the singers’ pronunciation in French and German vocal literature.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 294 Seminar/Workshop. 1-8 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of music.

Department: Music

MUSI 298 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-9 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Music supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

Department: Music

MUSI 301 Music History I. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall (even years)

Emphasis is given to an acquaintance with representative musical works and style, and to the understanding of musical concepts in the light of their historical background.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 302 Music History II. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring (odd years)

Emphasis is given to an acquaintance with representative works and an understanding of specific musical concepts in the light of their historical and general cultural content since 1750.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 312 Choir III: University Chorus. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Provides an opportunity for capable students to experience great music written for mixed voices and to develop their potential as members of choral groups.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 325 Jazz Chronicle. 3 Credits

Traces the history of America’s only internationally recognized indigenous art form, jazz, from its roots in Africa to New Orleans and on to the contemporary sounds of today.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 331 Jazz Ensemble II: MSUB. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Provides members the opportunity to perform big band jazz literature from all periods and styles.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 335 Instrumental Conducting. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 336.

Introduces the basic techniques of instrumental conducting. Continues emphasis placed on techniques previously covered in MUSI 336, including beat patterns, cues, releases, etc. Emphasis will also be on methodology including rehearsal techniques, ensemble organization, seating arrangements, score reading and band literature.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 336 Choral Conducting. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall (even years)

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 206 and MUSI 241.

Introduces the basic techniques of choral conducting. Initial emphasis will be placed on the physical components of conducting (such as posture, beat patterns, preparations, cues, releases and expressive gestures) both with and without baton, as they relate directly to the musical score. Subsequent emphasis will be given to methodology, including rehearsal techniques, ensemble organization, tone/seating arrangements, score study, choral literature, and repertoire selection.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 345 Music Improvisation. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall (even years)

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division.

Assists the student in developing the ability to extemporaneously create music using as a basis various styles of pre-existing melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, and stylistic materials.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 362 Chamber Ensembles III: MSUB. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): 4 credits of MUSI 162A. Corequisite

A select group of singers chosen mainly for reading and singing ability through private audition, performing all styles of music from early Renaissance madrigals and motels to the Twentieth Century. Registration by audition only.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 364 Symphonic Band. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides members an opportunity to perform wind band literature for all periods and styles.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 365 Symphony Orchestra. 1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): 4 credits of MUSI 108.

Provides an opportunity for capable students to participate in the Billings Symphony. Registration by audition only.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 368 Sm Ensemble-Instrumental. 1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): 4 credits of MUSI 162B. (F, Sp) Brass, Woodwind, String, Percussion, New Music, Jazz.

Offers experience in chamber music for various wind, string and percussion instrument combinations. Designed to improve individual performance skills as well as familiarizing students with outstanding music. Registration by audition only.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 369 Intermediate Wind Ensemble. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): MUSI 364.

Provides members the opportunity to perform wind ensemble literature requiring from eight to 15 players. Registration by audition only. Instrumentation may vary.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Music

MUSI 395A Applied Music III:Guitar. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on guitar.

Department: Music

MUSI 395B Applied Music III:Voice. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction in voice.

Department: Music

MUSI 395C Applied Music III:Piano. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on piano.

Department: Music

MUSI 395D Applied Music III:Flute. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on flute.

Department: Music

MUSI 395E Applied Music III:Oboe. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite: audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status. Provides the student with private instruction on oboe.

Department: Music

MUSI 395F Applied Music III:Clarinet. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on clarinet.

Department: Music

MUSI 395G Applied Music III:Saxophone. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on saxophone.

Department: Music

MUSI 395H Applied Music III:Bassoon. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on bassoon.

Department: Music

MUSI 395I Applied Music III:Horn. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on horn.

Department: Music

MUSI 395J Applied Music III:Trumpet. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on trumpet.

Department: Music

MUSI 395K Applied Music III:Trombone. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on trombone.

Department: Music

MUSI 395L Applied Music III:Euphonium. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on euphonium.

Department: Music

MUSI 395M Applied Music III:Tuba. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on tuba.

Department: Music

MUSI 395N Applied Music III:Violin/Viola. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on violin or viola.

Department: Music

MUSI 395O Applied Music III:Cello/Bass. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on cello or bass.

Department: Music

MUSI 395P Applied Music III:Percussion. 1-4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): audition and/or permission of instructor and upper division status.

Provides the student with private instruction on percussion.

Department: Music

MUSI 399 Junior Recital. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): admission to upper division status and consent of instructor.

R-6 A pre-recital jury is required at least one month prior to the junior recital. Requires students to perform a full recital.

Department: Music

MUSI 432 Keyboard Literature. 2 Credits

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 302.

Surveys keyboard literature from the development of the Baroque era to the contemporary period.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 438A Adv Ped & Lit: Guitar. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the guitar and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 438B Adv Ped & Lit: Flute & Sngl Rd. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the flute, clarinet, and saxophone and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 438C Adv Ped & Lit: Double Reed. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the oboe and bassoon and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 438D Adv Ped & Lit: High Brass. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the trumpet and horn and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 438E Adv Ped & Lit: Low Brass. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for the trombone, euphonium, and tuba and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 438F Adv Ped & Lit: Percussion. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Examines the solo, ensemble, and study literature for percussion instruments and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques for each instrument.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 440 Orchestration. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 206.

Discussion of individual wind, string, percussion and keyboard instruments. Techniques of scoring for winds and voices. Analysis of orchestra.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 442 Adv Vocal Studio Ped & Lit. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Examines the solo and study literature for voice and explores the integration of this material with various pedagogical techniques.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: Music

MUSI 443 Music Form & Style. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring (odd years)

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 206.

Involves the study of form with particular attention to tonal structure and musical design in music of the common-practice era.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Music

MUSI 492 Independent Study. 1-5 Credits

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor and chairperson of department.

Provides outstanding students an individual opportunity to explore material not covered by regular music courses.

Department: Music

MUSI 494 Seminar/Workshop. 1-8 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of music.

Department: Music

MUSI 498 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-9 Credits

Provides university credit for a work experience in the area of Music, supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

Department: Music

MUSI 499 Senior Recital. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Upper division students only, consent of instructor.

R-6. A pre-recital jury is required at least one month prior to the senior recital. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Education extended Major in music must present at least a half recital during their senior year.

Department: Music