Music – FIMU

FIMU 100 – Music Theory Fundamentals (2)

This course will reinforce the basics in music theory, drill on the concepts of clefs, note names, intervals, key signatures, major/minor scales and chords. The purpose of this class is to prepare a student who is weak in foundational music theory for college level theory. (2 credit hours) Offered every semester.

FIMU 101 – Basic Music Literature (3)

An introductory review of the significant people, works, and music styles throughout music history, with special attention given to their impact on church music. This course may be waived through a placement examination. (3 credit hours)

FIMU 111 – Aural Skills Foundations (2)

Skill and knowledge development of music audition skills, including structural and solfege basis for the most common tonalities and meters. Basic metric functions and cadential formulae are drilled extensively, leading to the establishment of verbal association for listening, silent reading, and silent recall of music. Assignments include daily readings from Learning Sequences in Music, by Edwin Gordon, plus extensive computer-based practice of tonal and rhythm audition skills. Lab fee. Meets 3 days a week. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

FIMU 1125 – Intermediate Aural Skills (1)

One additional semester of sequentially-advancing aural practice. The course includes computer-based practice and development of tonal and rhythmic dictation skills. Classroom drills include notation from dictation, notating familiar music from recall, creating or improvising unfamiliar music silently, vocally, or instrumentally, and notating unfamiliar music that the student has created or improvised. Lab fee. Prerequisite: FIMU 111 Meets twice each week for 8 weeks. (1 credit hour) Offered every Fall semester.

FIMU 1126 – Advanced Aural Skills (1)

Lab fee. Prerequisites: FIMU 111 and FIMU 1125. Meets twice each week for 8 weeks. (1 credit hour) Offered every Fall semester.

FIMU 114 – Harmony 1 (2)

A study of basic harmonic materials, melodic and harmonic part writing, and structures found in traditional literature within the framework of the diatonic scale. Prerequisite: FIMU 111. Meets 3 days a week. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

FIMU 115 – Harmony 2 (2)

A study of basic harmonic materials, melodic and harmonic part writing, and structures found in traditional literature within the framework of the diatonic scale. Prerequisite: FIMU 111. Meets 3 days a week. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

FIMU 141 – Introduction to Music Notation (1)

A lab-based introduction to music notations and editing capabilities via computers and electronic devices. Students receive introductory instruction in Macintosh and Windows-based notation and sequencing. Special emphasis for church and school applications. Lab fee. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

FIMU 151 – Introduction to Music Technology (2)

is an introductory course introducing students to the basic concepts and skills needed for audio and video recording, and stage lighting. Students will participate in group lessons addressing core concepts in each of the three listed aspects of music technology, and will be responsible for an independent final project demonstrating competencies in all three areas. (2 credit hours)

FIMU 216 – Harmony 3 (2)

The analysis and application of harmonic techniques beyond diatonic usages considering the seventh chords, modes, modulations, and advanced writing techniques. Prerequisite: FIMU 101 and FIMU 115. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

FIMU 217 – Harmony 4 (2)

The analysis and application of harmonic techniques beyond diatonic usages considering the seventh chords, modes, modulations, and advanced writing techniques. Prerequisite: FIMU 101 and FIMU 216. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

FIMU 236 – Music Appreciation (2)

A survey of music, with the purpose of building a foundation for appreciation of various types and styles of Western music. Not applicable to a major, minor, concentration, or specialization. (2 credit hours) Offered every semester.

FIMU 301 – Antiquity through Renaissance Music History (2)

A survey of music history from Genesis to A.D. 1400, including archeological and ethno musicological evidences for the theory and practice of music in the ancient world. The course follows a survey of pre-Christian music as a predecessor for Western styles. Prerequisite: FIMU 101 and FIMU 115 or consent of the instructor. (2 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

FIMU 302 – Baroque Early Classical Music History (2)

A survey of music history from 1350-1760, tracing the development of contrapuntal music from Renaissance England and Burgundy through its Baroque maturity. Attention is given to maturing contrapuntal forms as they reach their eventual glory with the great masters. Prerequisite: FIMU 101 and FIMU 115 or consent of the instructor. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

FIMU 304 – 20th Century Music Hist and Theory (2)

A survey of music history from 1880 to the present. The course considers styles and forms developed as expressive alternatives to traditional practice. Twentieth-century compositional techniques are studied, with practical writing assignments. The development of current musical styles is addressed and its relationship to technology and culture. Prerequisite: FIMU 101 and FIMU 217 or consent of the instructor. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

FIMU 311 – Keyboard Ensembles (2)

Designed to provide an opportunity for students to learn chamber literature (duets, two-piano literature, multiple piano, and piano/organ). (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

FIMU 319 – Form and Analysis (2)

A study of the micro and macro structure of music, considering the melodic, harmonic, and stylistic aspects with application for listening and performance. Prerequisite: FIMU 217. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

FIMU 320 – Counterpoint (3)

A study of contrapuntal discipline, focusing on 18th-century masters but including a survey of species counterpoint. Places emphasis on composition, analysis, and listening. Prerequisite: FIMU 217. (3 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

FIMU 335 – Keyboard Arranging (1)

Training in improvising from a simple score, transpositioning, playing without music, and notating of original arrangements. Prerequisite: FIMU 115. (1 credit hour) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

FIMU 336 – Accompanying (1)

An instructional and practical study of accompanying techniques with emphasis on classical, sacred choral accompaniments, and original accompaniment of hymns. (1 credit hour) Offered every semester.

FIMU 346 – Music Internship (1 or 2)

Participation in an internship at a music camp, conservatory, or music business designed to give the students hands-on training in musical entrepreneurship, teaching, and/or administration. Applications must be filed with the department. Registration for internship requires sponsorship by an advisor from the Music faculty. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior classification (1 to 2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

FIMU 347 – Elementary Conducting (2)

An introduction to basic time-beating skills, analysis, score reading, and group dynamics. Prerequisite: FIMU 114. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

FIMU 348 – Advanced Conducting (2)

A study of vocal and instrumental score analysis, conducting techniques, concert design, and rehearsal planning. Includes group conducting experience. Prerequisite: FIMU 347. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

FIMU 403 – Orchestration (2)

A study of orchestral instruments, their characteristics, capabilities, and notational features. Emphasis on scoring for families up to full orchestra. Prerequisite: FIMU 115, 141, or consent of the instructor. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

FIMU 435 – Choral Arranging (2)

A study of basic principles of scoring, transcribing, and arranging music for various choral mediums. Writing of individual lines, group effects, and accompaniments are emphasized. Prerequisite: FIMU 115, 141, or consent of the instructor. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

FIMU 446 – Choral Arranging Workshop (1)

A project course for writing and performing complete and more complex works for various choral groups. Prerequisite: FIMU 435. (1 credit hour) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

FIMU 448 – Instrumental Arranging Workshop (1)

A project course for writing and performing complete and more complex works for instrumental groups. Prerequisite: FIMU 403. (1 credit hour) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

FIMU 461 – Special Topics in Music (2)

An elective course focused on an advanced study of a specific historical or theoretical topic. Prerequisite: FIMU 319. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

FIMU 480 – Sr Music Performance Capstone (1)

A preparation for graduate studies in music. Students will prepare program notes and analysis of their recital music, a repertoire list and a resume appropriate for graduate school admittance. Required for all Music Performance majors. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Junior Recital. (1 credit hour) Offered every Fall semester.

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