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Core Courses

HLM 212 Perspectives on Music History

3 credits
An introductory course designed to help students develop the skills necessary for studying music in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. The course begins with the study of films in which music figures prominently, followed by a general overview of music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
Prerequisite(s): TH 111.

5/21 - 7/230630TBATBATBA3Heavner

HLM 213 Classicism to the Present

3 credits
A historical survey of Western music from the Classical period to the present.
Prerequisite(s): TH 112 and HLM 212.

5/21 - 7/230633TBATBATBA3Staff

HLM 480 Independent Study in Music History

1-3 credit(s)
An independent study project conducted under the direction of an assigned faculty member. Credit determined by scope and nature of project.

5/21 - 7/230519TBATBATBA1-3Nott

HLM 481 Independent Study in Music History

1-3 credit(s)
An independent study project conducted under the direction of an assigned faculty member. Credit determined by scope and nature of project.

5/21 - 7/230516TBATBAF1031-3Nott

TH 110 Music Theory Fundamentals

2 credits
The first course in music theory for music and non-music students. Topics include scales, intervals, keys, triads, and seventh chords. Study of examples from the classic and popular music literatures. Four hours weekly.
Prerequisite(s): Placement exam.
Laboratory fee.

5/21 - 7/229806MWF10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.F 4062Logan

TH 111 Diatonic Harmony

2 credits
The first course in tonal harmony, covering the principles of diatonic harmony. Topics include diatonic voice leading, chord progression, melody harmonization, and figured bass. Study of examples from the classic and popular music literatures. Four hours weekly.
Prerequisite(s): TH 110 or placement exam.
Laboratory fee.

5/21 - 7/231172MWF1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.F 4062Logan

TH 112 Chromatic Harmony

2 credits
The second course in tonal harmony, covering the principles of chromatic harmony. Topics include chromatic voice leading, chord progression, melody harmonization, and figured bass. Study of examples from the classic and popular music literatures. Four hours weekly.
Prerequisite(s): TH 111 or placement exam.
Laboratory fee.

5/21 - 7/229741MWF2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.F 4062Logan

TH 120 Elementary Ear Training I

2 credits
The first course in musicianship skills using Kodály materials. Presentation and practice of tonal and rhythmic elements for sight singing, aural recognition, and dictation skills based on relative solmization. Pentatonic and diatonic materials from folk melodies and Kodály’s two-part singing exercises. Four hours weekly.

5/21 - 7/231173MWF9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.F 4042Rauch

TH 121 Elementary Ear Training II

2 credits
The second course in musicianship skills using Kodály materials. Practice in pentatonic and diatonic systems, introduction of triadic practice in singing and recognition of harmonic functions. Further emphasis on vocal intonation and part singing including chromaticism. Melodic and harmonic dictation using all of the foregoing elements. Four hours weekly.
Prerequisite(s): TH 120 or placement exam.

5/21 - 7/231000MWF10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.F 4042Rauch

TH 210 Tonal Form and Analysis

2 credits
The first course in form and analysis, covering the forms of tonal music. Topics include phrase, binary, ternary, sonata, rondo forms, variation, and fugue. Study of examples from the classic and popular music literatures. Four hours weekly.
Prerequisite(s): TH 112 or placement exam.
Laboratory fee.

5/21 - 7/231174MWF9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.F 4062Logan

TH 211 Post-Tonal Form and Analysis

2 credits
The second course in form and analysis, covering the materials and procedures of 20th-century music. Topics include tonal, modal, and 12-tone procedures; rhythmic, metric, textural, timbral, and formal innovations. Analysis of music from the classic and popular music literatures. Four hours weekly.
Prerequisite(s): TH 210 or placement exam.

5/21 - 7/231175TR9:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.F 4062Logan

TH 220 Intermediate Ear Training I

2 credits
The third course in musicianship skills using Kodály materials. Practice in singing three and four parts and dictation of four-voice chorales. Introduction of C clefs, transposition, and aural identification of diatonic harmonic functions. Four hours weekly.
Prerequisite(s): TH 121 or placement exam.

5/21 - 7/231176MWF1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.F 4202Rauch

TH 221 Intermediate Ear Training II

2 credits
The fourth course in musicianship skills using Kodály materials. Sight singing and dictation in modal and classical styles using four parts, changing meters, and modulations. Harmonic identification and dictation using secondary dominants. Open-score chorales in original notation. Four hours weekly.
Prerequisite(s): TH 220 or placement exam.

5/21 - 7/231001MWF2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.F 4042Rauch

TH 480 Independent Study in Music Theory

1-3 credit(s)
An individual study on a special topic supervised by a music theory faculty member. The study should not be a classroom course in the music theory curriculum. Independent studies are dependent on faculty availability. Credit is determined by the content of the study. All independent studies must be approved by the music theory program chair.

5/21 - 7/230204TBATBAF 330C1-3Schiano

TH 481 Independent Study in Music Theory

1-3 credit(s)
An individual study on a special topic supervised by a music theory faculty member. The study should not be a classroom course in the music theory curriculum. Independent studies are dependent on faculty availability. Credit is determined by the content of the study. All independent studies must be approved by the music theory program chair.

7/9 - 8/1629786TBATBAF 330C3Schiano

TH 485 Senior Essay

2 credits
Formulating and writing of a theory project. Students have the opportunity to work with a faculty member of the Theory department as well as interacting with other theory majors in a classroom setting.
Prerequisite(s): TH 211.

5/21 - 7/230645TBATBATBA2Staff

COM 210 Second Course Composition

3 credits
These courses develop the student’s ability and technique in musical composition and explore concepts of musical language and rhythm. For COM 210-COM 411, a weekly individual lesson is taken with a faculty composer. Courses are open to non–music majors by permission of the department chair.

7/9 - 8/1631312TBATBATBA3Olson
7/9 - 8/1629910TBATBATBA3Lyons

COM 211 Second Course Composition

3 credits
These courses develop the student’s ability and technique in musical composition and explore concepts of musical language and rhythm. For COM 210-COM 411, a weekly individual lesson is taken with a faculty composer. Courses are open to non–music majors by permission of the department chair.

7/9 - 8/1631313TBATBATBA3Olson
7/9 - 8/1629911TBATBATBA3Lyons

COM 310 Third Course Composition

3 credits
These courses develop the student’s ability and technique in musical composition and explore concepts of musical language and rhythm. For COM 210-COM 411, a weekly individual lesson is taken with a faculty composer. Courses are open to non–music majors by permission of the department chair.

7/9 - 8/1631314TBATBATBA3Olson
7/9 - 8/1629912TBATBATBA3Lyons

COM 311 Third Course Composition

3 credits
These courses develop the student’s ability and technique in musical composition and explore concepts of musical language and rhythm. For COM 210-COM 411, a weekly individual lesson is taken with a faculty composer. Courses are open to non–music majors by permission of the department chair.

7/9 - 8/1629913TBATBATBA3Lyons
7/9 - 8/1631315TBATBATBA3Olson

COM 410 Fourth Course Composition

3 credits
These courses develop the student’s ability and technique in musical composition and explore concepts of musical language and rhythm. For COM 210-COM 411, a weekly individual lesson is taken with a faculty composer. Courses are open to non–music majors by permission of the department chair.

7/9 - 8/1631316TBATBATBA3Olson
7/9 - 8/1629950TBATBATBA3Lyons

COM 411 Fourth Course Composition

3 credits
These courses develop the student’s ability and technique in musical composition and explore concepts of musical language and rhythm. For CMM 210-COM 411, a weekly individual lesson is taken with a faculty composer. Courses are open to non–music majors by permission of the department chair.

7/9 - 8/1631317TBATBATBA3Olson
7/9 - 8/1630155TBATBATBA3Lyons

TE 410 Senior Project/Essay

1-3 credit(s)

7/9 - 8/1630798TBATBATBA1-3Nott
7/9 - 8/1630704TBATBATBA2Schiano

MUM 420 Internship

3 credits
Supervised field work in a business or arts organization in the private or public sector.
Prerequisite(s): MUM 220-MUM 221 or permission of instructor.

5/21 - 8/2629834TBATBAF3Herman

MUM 421 Internship Seminar

3 credits
Following the completion of the Internship (MUM 420), students produce a capstone internship study that analyzes components of the arts organization in which the student interned. This study is presented in written form and may be followed by a formal oral presentation.
Prerequisite(s): MUM 420 or permission of instructor.

5/21 - 8/2629835TBATBATBA3Herman

MUM 490 Special Topics in Music Management: Elective Internship

1-3 credit(s)
An elective internship project conducted under the direction of an assigned faculty member. 
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

5/21 - 8/2631398TBATBATBA1-3Herman

Graduate Courses

HLM 563 Music Literature of the 20th Century

3 credits
An in-depth study of 20th-century music literature and its connection with sociological and political events, aesthetic and philosophical movements, and key works of the related arts. Analysis of key works of music.

7/2 - 7/2030596MTWRF10:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.F 4143Schiano

HLM 611 Graduate Music History Review: Medieval and Renaissance Music

1 credit
An intensive survey of the music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Topics include the origins of polyphony and the development of Mass, motet, and madrigal. 
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Music History Placement Test.
Credit earned does not count toward any Hartt graduate degree.

7/2 - 7/629959Distance LearningTBAOnline1Nott

HLM 612 Graduate Music History Review: Baroque and Classical Music

1 credit
An intensive survey of the Baroque and Classical periods. Topics include opera, concerto, symphony, and string quartet. 
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Music History Placement Test.
Credit earned does not count toward any Hartt graduate degree.

7/9 - 8/1630366Distance LearningTBAOnline1Staff

HLM 613 Graduate Music History Review: Romantic and Early 20th-Century Music

1 credit
An intensive survey of the Romantic and Early 20th-Century periods. Topics include opera, symphony, program music, art song, and choral music. 
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Music History Placement Test.
Credit earned does not count toward any Hartt graduate degree.

7/16 - 7/2030367MTWRF8:00 am- 4:00 pmOnline1Nott

HLM 615 Pro-seminar in Music History

3 credits
An introduction to graduate standards of academic performance in written and oral presentation. Intended to impart basic strategies of music research; to develop skills in critical thinking and evaluation of resources; to develop familiarity with reference works (style guides, inventories, indexes, thematic catalogs, musical dictionaries and encyclopedias, online resources, etc.), and to give students a broadbased familiarity with the most important concepts, genres, aesthetic criteria, and major figures of all periods. 
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Music History Placement Test.
Required of all graduate-degree music majors during their first year of study.

7/2 - 7/2030368MTWRF3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.HJG E3133Schuttenhelm

HLM 670 Seminar in Music History

Selected phases of music history. For graduate students majoring in music history, but open to others with permission of instructor.

7/2 - 7/2030120MTWR5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.HJG E3133Nott

HLM 671 Seminar in Music History

3 credits
Selected topics in music history. Open to all graduate students in music.

7/2 - 7/2030597MTWRF10:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.HJG E3133Heavner

HLM 680 Independent Study in Music History

1-3 credit(s)
An independent study project conducted under the direction of an assigned faculty member. Credit determined by scope and nature of project.

5/21 - 7/230437TBATBATBA1-3Nott

HLM 681 Independent Study in Music History

1-3 credit(s)
An independent study project conducted under the direction of an assigned faculty member. Credit determined by scope and nature of project.

5/21 - 7/230965TBATBATBA1-3Nott

MED 511 Psychology of Music

3 credits
A survey of various psychological theories with supportive research pertaining to perception, learning, aptitude, achievement, and affective responses to music. Offered in alternate years.

7/2 - 7/2032635MTWRF10:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.F 4103Russell

MED 620 Research and Writing

3 credits
The preparation and presentation of music education research. A study of writing mechanics and style as it relates to the scholarly research article, the research proposal, and the thesis/dissertation. Also examined are less formal styles of periodical writing and public speaking. Application of computer-assisted research methods and document preparation will be discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

7/2 - 7/2032622MTWRF8:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.F 4103Haston

MED 515 Curriculum Design in Music Education

3 credits
In this course, students conduct an in-depth examination of the Common Core Standards for Music as a basis for designing a relevant and immediately applicable curriculum in a chosen content area. Other schools of thought for designing curriculum may be explored as well. Students specifically examine curriculum alignment procedures, current and practical information to improve the quality and effectiveness of instruction and assessment in the music classroom, designing assessments that measure Student Learning Outcomes and Growth Indicators, and effective approaches to teacher evaluation.

7/2 - 7/2032648MTWRF1:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.F 4102Hansen

TH 553 Analysis for Performance

3 credits
Analytical examination of works from all periods to show the relevance of analysis in interpretive decisions in performance. Performance, discussion by class members, guest performers/lecturers, and study of multiple recordings. Works to be analyzed in part determined by class. Two hours daily.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Music Theory Review Requirement.

7/2 - 7/2030717MTWRF1:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.F 4143Staff

TH 555 Advanced Analysis of Tonal Music

In-depth examination using advanced analytic techniques to study pitch relations, rhythm, texture, and form of selected compositions (complete works, extended excerpts) from the 18th- and 19th-century instrumental and vocal literatures. Two hourly daily.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Music Theory Review Requirement.
Laboratory fee.

7/2 - 7/2030970MTWRF8:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.F 4143Schiano

TH 580 Independent Study in Music Theory

1-3 credit(s)
An individual study on a special topic supervised by a music theory faculty member. The study should not be a classroom course in the music theory curriculum. Independent studies are dependent on faculty availability. Credit is determined by the content of the study. All independent studies must be approved by the music theory program chair.

5/21 - 7/230794MTWRFTBATBA1-3Schiano

TH 581 Independent Study in Music Theory

1-3 credit(s)
An individual study on a special topic supervised by a music theory faculty member. The study should not be a classroom course in the music theory curriculum. Independent studies are dependent on faculty availability. Credit is determined by the content of the study. All independent studies must be approved by the music theory program chair.

7/9 - 8/1630705TBATBATBA1-3Schiano

TH 611 Graduate Music Theory Review: Tonal Harmony

1 credit
An intensive course in the principles and techniques of tonal harmony, with practical application in the writing of four-voice harmony and the analysis of selected music. Topics include diatonic and chromatic triads and seventh chords, nonchord tones, harmonic progression, cadences, and voice leading. 
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Music Theory Placement Examination.
Credit earned does not count toward any graduate Hartt degree or diploma.

7/2 - 7/629857TBATBAF 330C1Staff

TH 612 Graduate Music Theory Review: Tonal Form

1 credit
An intensive course in the principles and techniques of tonal form, with practical application in the analysis of music. Topics include phrase forms, binary forms, ternary forms, sonata form, and fugue. 
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Music Theory Placement Examination.
Credit earned does not count toward any graduate Hartt degree or diploma.

7/9 - 7/1329858TBATBAF 1Schiano

TH 614 Graduate Ear Training Review

2 credits
A review course in the basic techniques of sight singing and dictation using Kodály materials. Performance and listening skills are developed using pentatonic, modal, diatonic, and chromatic excerpts from the music literature. Two hours daily.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Ear Training Placement Examination.
Credit does not count toward any graduate Hartt degree or diploma.

7/2 - 7/2030455MTWRF5:00 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.F 4142Menhart

TH 645 Graduate Ear Training

3 credits
A graduate ear training course in advanced techniques of sight singing and dictation using Kodály materials. Performance and listening skills are developed using vocal and instrumental examples from the Classic, Romantic, and Modern repertories. Two hours daily.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Music Theory Review Requirement.

7/2 - 7/2030525MTWRF3:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.F 4143Menhart

TH 680 Independent Study in Music Theory

1-3 credit(s)
An individual study on a special topic supervised by a music theory faculty member. The study should not be a classroom course in the music theory curriculum. Independent studies are dependent on faculty availability. Credit is determined by the content of the study. All independent studies must be approved by the music theory program chair.

5/21 - 7/230369MTWRF8:00 am- 5:00 pmTBA1-3Schiano

TH 681 Independent Study in Music Theory

1-3 credit(s)
An individual study on a special topic supervised by a music theory faculty member. The study should not be a classroom course in the music theory curriculum. Independent studies are dependent on faculty availability. Credit is determined by the content of the study. All independent studies must be approved by the music theory program chair.

7/9 - 8/1630370TBATBAF 330C1-3Schiano

COM 580 Independent Study in Composition

1-3 credit(s)
An independent study project conducted under the direction of an assigned faculty member. Credit determined by scope and nature of project.

7/9 - 8/1631318TBATBATBA1-3Olson
7/9 - 8/1629914TBATBAF3311-3Lyons

COM 581 Independent Study in Composition

3 credits
An independent study project conducted under the direction of an assigned faculty member. 

7/9 - 8/1631319TBATBATBA1-33Olson
7/9 - 8/1629915TBATBAF3313Olson

TE 600 Thesis

2-6 credits
A formal treatise constituting a significant and original contribution to the field of music. Required for D.M.A. candidates in music education. Doctoral candidates in composition fulfill the requirement by a work of major proportions. Students may register for 2–6 credits per semester for a total of 12 credits.

7/9 - 8/1630475TBATBATBA2-3Nott
7/9 - 8/1630473TBATBATBA2-3Nott
7/9 - 8/1630969TBATBATBA2-3Staff

TE 601 Thesis

2-6 credits
A formal treatise constituting a significant and original contribution to the field of music. Doctoral candidates in composition fulfill the requirement by a work of major proportions. Students may register for 2–6 credits per semester for a total of 12 credits.

7/9 - 8/1630474TBATBATBA2-3Schiano
7/9 - 8/1630505TBATBATBA3Nott