Music Theory and Composition (MTC)

College of Arts and Humanities

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MTC 512. Advanced Composition I. 3 Credits.

Free composition in larger forms for ensembles, solo voice and chorus, chamber groups, and orchestra.
Pre / Co requisites: MTC 512 requires prerequisite of MTC 213.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

MTC 513. Advanced Composition II. 3 Credits.

Free composition in larger forms for ensembles, solo voice and chorus, chamber groups, and orchestra.
Pre / Co requisites: MTC 513 requires prerequisite of MTC 213.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

MTC 514. Advanced Composition III. 3 Credits.

Free composition in larger forms for ensembles, solo voice and chorus, chamber groups, and orchestra.
Pre / Co requisites: MTC 514 requires prerequisite of MTC 213.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

MTC 517. Advanced Computer Music. 3 Credits.

Materials and techniques of electronic music and their use in composition. Laboratory experience in the composition of electronic music.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Typically offered in Spring.

MTC 541. Advanced Orchestration. 3 Credits.

Original composition or arrangement for orchestra.
Typically offered in Fall.

MTC 542. Music Analysis. 3 Credits.

This course presents an overview of major trends in music analysis including formal analysis, motivic analysis, Roman numeral analysis, set theory, Schenkerian analysis, reductive techniques, theories of music perception, and theories of rhythm and meter. Music examined includes that of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, as well as early music. atonality, jazz, Broadway, and popular music. Primary goals of the course are to develop students' abilities to read music analyses critically and to develop and improve scholarly prose.
Typically offered in Fall.

MTC 544. Advanced Counterpoint I. 3 Credits.

Contrapuntal techniques of the 16th century.
Typically offered in Fall.

MTC 545. Advanced Counterpoint II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of MTC 544. Includes the canon, invertible counterpoint, and fugue.
Pre / Co requisites: MTC 545 requires prerequisite of MTC 544.
Typically offered in Spring.

MTC 561. Jazz Harmony and Arranging. 3 Credits.

Jazz/popular harmony and arranging techniques, including contemporary chord symbols and terminology, and basic voicing for brass, reed and rhythm sections.
Typically offered in Fall.

MTC 579. Music Theory and Composition Seminar. 1-3 Credits.

Special topics seminar designed to meet specific needs of music majors in the area of theory research.

MTC 591. Advanced Chromatic Harmony. 3 Credits.

Graduate level review of tonal harmony.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall.

MTC 681. Independent Study in Music. 1 Credit.

Individual research under the guidance of a faculty member.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Repeatable for Credit.

MTC 682. Independent Study in Music. 2 Credits.

Individual research under the guidance of a faculty member.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Repeatable for Credit.

MTC 683. Independent Study in Music. 3 Credits.

Individual research under the guidance of a faculty member.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.

MTC 691. Research Seminar In Music. 2 Credits.

A research proposal with supporting procedures is developed. Guidance in individual research topics with tutorial assistance in form and style of research writing.
Repeatable for Credit.

MTC 697. Thesis. 3 Credits.

Private instruction for Masters Thesis.

MTC 698. Research Report. 1 Credit.

Contact department for more information about this course.

MTC 699. Musical Composition. 3 Credits.

Private instruction, for graduate majors in composition only.

MTC 999. Transfer Credits (Graduate). 3-9 Credits.

Transfer credits.