Summer Academics

We are pleased to announce that the following music courses are available for summer registration. Do note that these courses will be taken virtually due to COVID-19. Click on the link to each class in Schedule Builder for more information on class sessions.  

MUS 1501: Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music I - CANCELED

MUS 1511: Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I - CANCELED
 

MUS 1502: Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music II

These courses continue the core sequence of undergraduate theory and musicianship courses that are required for the undergraduate music majors and minors. Building upon the skills developed in the earlier courses [MUS 1501, 1511], we will now develop a more complete and sophisticated phrase model for harmony. These concepts will then also be applied as concrete skills in your musicianship classes (MUS 1512 Ear-Training and Sight Singing II) through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation; sight-singing and clef reading. Each component emphasizes diatonic harmony. Course intended to be taken concurrently w/MUS 1512. prereq: [1501, 1511 with grade of at least C-]

MUS 1512: Ear Training and Sight-Singing II

Develop basic musicianship skills in sight-singing, ear-training and musical vocabulary. Chromatic harmonic, contrapuntal/voice leading principles in common-practice music (Corelli to Brahms). Analyze chromatic progressions, rhythms, melodies, contrapuntal functions. Proficiency in keyboard skills. Course intended for concurrent registration in MUS 1502 Tonal Theory II. prereq: [MUS 1501 and MUS 1511] with grades of at least C-.

MUS 1804: World Music

Musical practice/meaning around the world and in our backyard. World music styles/perspectives in cultural context. Lectures, in-class music making, guest artists, videos, listening. Prereq: Registration for this course is open until the first day of class, at which point instructor consent will be required.

MUS 1021: Intro to Music

Survey of European/American "art," "popular" music in context of those cultures. Aural analyses of musical styles/forms. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: MUS 3021. 

MUS1471: Guitar: Class Lessons 1 - CANCELED 
 

MUS1475: Beginning Ukelele- CANCELED
 

MUSA1123: Guitar: Elective (Non-Major in Music)

Private instruction in guitar. 

MUS5550: Composition for Performers 

Original works in various forms. Development of individual compositional style in a post-tonal idiom. Various forms, performing forces, techniques.
prereq: [4504, 4514 [with C- or better]] or instr consent.

MUS8550: Composition

Creation of original musical works in various instrumental and vocal forms; advanced development of writing and realization of musical ideas.
prereq: instr consent.

The following summer courses help fulfill Liberal Education Requirements. 

MUS 1013: Rock I: Arts/Humanities, Diversity & Social Justice in the U.S.

Musical, cultural, historical, social, and political evolution of rock music, from its traceable antecedents in mid-19th century America through the early 1970s. Emphazes manner in which African, European, and other ethnic traditions combined in a uniquely American manner.

MUS 1015W: Music and Movies: Writing Intensive

Film from perspectives of its use/representation of music/musicians. How does music underscore nuances of action, characterization, and feeling in film? Roles of music in film musicals, rock, and other vernacular films. Films about musical life. Films whose structure is musically based.

MUS 1021: Introduction to Music: Arts/Humanities

Survey of European/American "art," "popular" music in context of those cultures. Aural analyses of musical styles/forms.
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: MUS 3021

MUS 1804: World Music: Arts/Humanities, Global Perspectives

Musical practice/meaning around the world and in our backyard. World music styles/perspectives in cultural context. Lectures, in-class music making, guest artists, videos, listening. Prereq: Registration for this course is open until the first day of class, at which point instructor consent will be required.

To Enroll

Currently declared students can log into their MyU account to enroll in the course. If you are a non-degree student please work with your CCAPS advisor. If you have questions or problems please email Erica Evilla at evill001@umn.edu to enroll.