MUSC   201. Class Composition I. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. Prerequisite: MHIS   146. Open to all music majors and required of potential composition majors; the emphasis of this class will be on simple rhythmic and melodic studies.

MUSC   315. Counterpoint I. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MHIS   246. This class concentrates on two-part writing, canons, species, exercises, short two-voiced pieces and inventions.

MUSC   316. Counterpoint II. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: MHIS   246. Availability contingent upon student demand and faculty resources. Three- and four-part writing forms based on the chorale; contrapuntal variation forms and fugue will be studied.

MUSC   406. Orchestration. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. No degree credit for graduate composition majors. Prerequisite: MHIS   246. Application of idiomatic scoring devices for orchestral instruments and voices in both large and small combinations.

MUSC   611. Analysis for Performance and Composition. 2 Hours.

Continuous courses; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. Analysis of the organization, combination, and manipulation of elements devices of music from the 18th century to the present with demonstration of this knowledge through performance.

MUSC   612. Analysis for Performance and Composition. 2 Hours.

Continuous courses; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. Analysis of the organization, combination, and manipulation of elements devices of music from the 18th century to the present with demonstration of this knowledge through performance.

MUSC   620. Composition Seminar. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. May be repeated up to four times for credit. Discussion, analysis, and criticism of selected compositions pertinent to the improvement of student skills and understanding.