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Courses in Music School
Music Composition (COMP)
COMP 421. Creative Comp
MUS&NON-MUS. (3). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 422. Creative Comp
COMP 421. (3; 2 in the half-term). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 423. Adv Composition
Consent of instructor required. Comp. 421 and 422. (2 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 424. Adv Composition
Consent of instructor required. COMP 423. (2 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 425. Adv Composition
Consent of instructor required. Composition 424. Individual instruction. Open to music students and students outside the School of Music. (2 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 426. Adv Composition
Consent of instructor required. COMP 425. (2 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 433. Special Topics in Composition
(2 - 3). May be repeated for credit. Non-Rackham Graduate credit.

Periodic Offerings on topics of special interest in Composition.

COMP 450. Undergrad Seminar
Elect concurrently with THEORY 239, 240, 339, 340, 439, 440, 423, 424, 425, 426. (1). May be repeated for credit. Non-Rackham Graduate credit.

COMP 504. Words & Music
Permission of instructor. (3). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 515. Intro Electron Mus
(2). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 516. Sem Electron Mus
COMP 515 (or 415). (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (2). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 521. Grad Composition
Consent of instructor required. Comp. 426; Comp. 521 is prerequisite for 522; requires concurrent election of 550, Seminar in Composition I. (2 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 522. Grad Composition
Consent of instructor required. Graduate Standing. Permission of instructor. (2 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 526. Adv Stdy Elec Mus
COMP 516 (or 416). Consent of instructor required. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (2 - 4). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 539. Grad Stds in Comp
Consent of instructor required. Composition 440 and 550 concurrently. (4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. Non-Rackham Graduate credit.

COMP 540. Grad Stds in Comp
Consent of instructor required. Composition 539 and 550 concurrently. (4). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 550. Seminar in Comp
Requires concurrent election of Composition 539, 540 or 521, 522. (2). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 601. Independent Study
Consent of instructor required. (2 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 850. Adv Sem in Comp
Requires concurrent election of Composition 891, 892 or 990. (2). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 891. Doct Stds in Comp
Consent of instructor required. Composition 540. Requires concurrent election of Composition 850. (4 - 6). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 892. Doct Stds in Comp
Consent of instructor required. Requires concurrent election of Composition 850. (4 - 6). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

COMP 900. Preliminary Exam
Consent of instructor required. (1). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

COMP 990. Diss-Precand
Requires concurrent election of Composition 850. (1 - 8; 1 - 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

COMP 995. Diss-Cand
Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (8; 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

Jazz & Improvisational Studies (JAZZ)
JAZZ 466. Jazz Improvistn I
Consent of instructor required. Music major or permission of instructor. (3). May be repeated for credit.

JAZZ 467. Jazz Improvistn II
Consent of instructor required. (3). May be repeated for credit.

JAZZ 469. Jazz Arranging I: Basic arranging techniques for medium-size jazz ensemble.
PER.INSTR. (2). May be elected twice for credit. Non-Rackham Graduate credit.

Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
MUSICOL 501. Intro Grad Study
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 502. Res Techniques
G.STD. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 503 / SI 586. Mus Bibliogr
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 505. Special Course
Graduate standing. (1 - 3; 1 - 2 in the half-term). May be repeated for credit. Undergraduate students elect MUSICOL 405.

MUSICOL 506. Special Course
Graduate standing. (1 - 4; 1 - 2 in the half-term). May be repeated for credit. Undergraduate students elect MUSICOL 406.

MUSICOL 507. Special Course
Graduate standing. (1 - 3; 1 - 2 in the half-term). May be repeated for credit. Undergraduate students elect MUSICOL 407.

MUSICOL 508. Special Course
Graduate standing. (1 - 3; 1 - 2 in the half-term). May be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 509. Teaching an Introduction to Music
(3). May not be repeated for credit. MUSICOL 509 does not fulfill the doctoral course requirement in lieu of the Musicology Prelim Examination.

MUSICOL 511. Hist of Symphony
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 513. Topics in the Early History of Opera
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

This course, designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, is devoted to the study of opera in its first two centuries, from its beginnings to nearly the end of the 18th century. Opera will be studied critically as music, theater, spectacle, performance medium, and cultural expression. Special aspects of the course include a consideration of operatic eroticism, a look at opera's arrival in the Americas, and a focus on the staging practices of early operas.

MUSICOL 514. Hist Opera 19-20c
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 517. History of Jazz
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 520. Topics in Baroque Music
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit. Undergraduate students elect MUSICOL 420.

This course, designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, is devoted to the study of European (and some colonial Latin American) music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Music is to be studied critically, as music and as culture. Assignments will be primarily listening assignments, supplemented by score study, readings from materials on reserve, and some in-class performances.

MUSICOL 521. Mus Classic Era
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 522. 19th C Music
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May be elected twice for credit.

MUSICOL 523. 20th C Music
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 524. The Art Song
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 547 / ANTHRCUL 546. Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 550. Music in U S
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 556 / AMCULT 536. Music of Asian Americans
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 558. Mus in Culture
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Undergraduate students elect MUSICOL 458.

MUSICOL 564 / AAS 564. Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 566. Music of Asia I
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 567. Music of Asia II
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 577. Medieval Music
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 578. Renaissance Music
Graduate standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 581. Special Projects
Consent of instructor required. Graduate standing. (1 - 4; 1 - 3 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 591. Musicol Thesis
Consent of instructor required. Master's students only. (2 - 6). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 592. Musicology Paper
Musicology 501 and 502. (2 - 6). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 605. Special Course
Permission of instructor. (1 - 4). May be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 606. Special Course
Graduate standing. (1 - 4). May be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 621 / THEORY 621. Hist Mus Thry
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 622 / THEORY 622. Hst Mus Thry II
Graduate Standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 625. Studies in Musical Sources and Editing
Permission of instructor. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 642. Late Renaiss Music
Permission of instructor. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 643. Mus of the Baroque
Permission of instructor. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 646. Later 19 C Styles
Permission of instructor. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 647. 20th C Music
Permission of instructor. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 649. St Asian Mus:Chin
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 650. Music of U S
Consent of instructor required. Permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 881. Special Readings
Consent of instructor required. For Ph.D. students only. (2 - 6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

MUSICOL 900. Preliminary Exam
Consent of instructor required. (1). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

MUSICOL 990. Diss-Precand
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. (1 - 8; 1 - 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

MUSICOL 995. Diss-Cand
Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (8; 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

Music Theory (THEORY)
THEORY 407. Directed Indiv Stdy
Consent of instructor required. Permission of department chairman. (2 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

THEORY 435. Pop-Rock Music Theory
THEORY 240 and 250. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) THEORY 239 or JAZZ 221 may substitute for Theory 250. (3). May be repeated for credit. Non-Rackham Graduate credit.

THEORY 461. Analysis-Tonal Mus
(2). May not be repeated for credit. Non-Rackham Graduate credit.

THEORY 531. Schenkerian Theory and Analysis I
Consent of instructor required. Music Theory 430 or 461; permission of instructor. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 532. Schenkerian Theory and Analysis II
THEORY 531 with permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 533. Analysis of Modernist Music
THEORY 240 and 250. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) THEORY 259 or JAZZ 221 may substitute for THEORY 250. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 534. Twentieth Century Music: Theory and Analysis I
Consent of instructor required. THEORY 433 or 533; or permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 535. Pop-Rock Music Theory
THEORY 240 and 250. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) THEORY 259 or JAZZ 221 may substitute for THEORY 250. (3). May be repeated for credit.

This course explores tonal form and analysis in American and British pop-rock and roots music of 1947-present, from performance, compositional, and critical perspectives. Music includes Tori Amos, the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Gloria Gaynor & other disco artists, Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Elvis Presley, Radiohead, the Smiths, Hank Williams, Stevie Wonder & other Motown artists, and many more. Assignments include reading, listening, musical transcription, aural and written analysis, class presentations, and critical writing.

THEORY 536. Analytical History of Jazz
THEORY 259 or JAZZ 221 may substitute for THEORY 250. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 537. Proseminar in the Analysis of Music
THEORY 430. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) THEORY 430 or 461; or permission of instructor. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 540. Species Counterpoint: ca. 1450-1600
Theory 540 is a prerequisite to Theory 541. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 542. Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
THEORY 240 and 250. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 543. Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
THEORY 542. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 551. Advanced Aural Skills
Graduate students only; permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 552. Project in Tonal Composition
Consent of instructor required. Theory majors only; permission of instructor. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 560. Special Studies
THEORY 240 and 250. Consent of instructor required. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (2 - 3). May be repeated for credit.

THEORY 570. Directed Individual Study
Consent of instructor required. Must secure permission from chairman, Dept of Music Theory, during term prior to that of enrollment. (1 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

THEORY 590. Teaching Tonal Theory
Consent of instructor required. THEORY 430 or 461; with permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 621 / MUSICOL 621. Hist Mus Thry
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 622 / MUSICOL 622. Hst Mus Thry II
Graduate Standing. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 805. Seminar in Theory
Permission of instructor. (3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 807. Research Project
Consent of instructor required. Permission of department chairman. (2 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

THEORY 900. Preliminary Exam
Consent of instructor required. (1). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

THEORY 990. Diss-Precand
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. (1 - 8; 1 - 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

THEORY 995. Diss-Cand
Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (8; 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

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