Music courses

APMS 1090 Musicianship Laboratory I
Musicianship Laboratory I
Basic musicianship laboratory
Co-requisites: MUSC 1510
credit hours: 1

APMS 1100 Musicianship Laboratory II
Musicianship Laboratory II
Advanced musicianship laboratory
Pre-requistites: MUSC 1510 and APMS 1090.
Co-requisites: MUSC 1520
credit hours: 1

APMS 2090 Musicianship Laboratory III
Musicianship Laboratory III
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 1520 and APMS 1100, or by examination.
Co-requisites: MUSC 2010
credit hours: 1

APMS 2100 Musicianship Laboratory IV
Musicianship Laboratory IV
Writing and aural skills based on 20th century melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic principles
Pre-requistites: MUSC 2010 and APMS 2090, or by examination.
Co-requisites: MUSC 2020
credit hours: 1

APMS 2170 Musical Ensemble
Musical Ensemble
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2171 Vocal Ensemble
Vocal Ensemble
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2172 Men's Chorus
Men's Chorus
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2173 Instrumental Ensemble
Instrumental Ensemble
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2174 Tulane-Newcomb Choir
Tulane-Newcomb Choir
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2181 Drum Ensemble
Drum Ensemble
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2182 Concert Band
Concert Band
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2183 Marching Band
Marching Band
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2184 Big Jazz Band
Big Jazz Band
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2185 Jazz Combo
Jazz Combo
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2186 Orchestra
Orchestra
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2187 Musical Theatre Workshop
Musical Theatre Workshop
Ensemble courses are open, for credit, to all students of the University. Some are by instructor approval (audition), as indicated
Notes: A total of eight ensemble credits may count to the degree. May be taken up to eight times for credit toward the degree.
credit hours: 1

APMS 2210 Voice, Instrument, or Composition
Voice, Instrument, or Composition
One 50-minute private lesson per week (2 credits). Students assigned to guitar, piano or voice meet for two 50-minute classes each week (2 credits); all beginners must start with a class.
Notes: May be taken up to four times for credit toward the degree. Register for course in the department.
credit hours: 2

APMS 2213 Voice/Vocal Jazz
Voice/Vocal Jazz
One 50-minute private lesson per week (2 credits). Students assigned to guitar, piano or voice meet for two 50-minute classes each week (2 credits); all beginners must start with a class.
Notes: May be taken up to four times for credit toward the degree. Register for course in the department.
credit hours: 2

APMS 2218 Beginning Composition
Beginning Composition
One 50-minute private lesson per week (2 credits). Students assigned to guitar, piano or voice meet for two 50-minute classes each week (2 credits); all beginners must start with a class.
Notes: May be taken up to four times for credit toward the degree. Register for course in the department.
credit hours: 2

APMS 2891 Service Learning
Service Learning
Music service learning component available with various applied music courses at the 2000-level
credit hours: 0

APMS 2893 Service Learning
Service Learning
Music service learning component available with various applied music courses at the 2000-level
credit hours: 0

APMS 3020 18th-Century Counterpoint
18th-Century Counterpoint
Eighteenth-century counterpoint. Principles of canonic and fugal composition in the style of J.S. Bach. Analysis of pertinent compositions. Sight singing and dictation.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 1520
credit hours: 2

APMS 3130 Techniques of Instrumental Conducting
Techniques of Instrumental Conducting
Co-requisites: MUSC 1510, 1520, 2010, and 2020, or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 1

APMS 3140 Techniques of Instrumental Conducting
Techniques of Instrumental Conducting
Co-requisites: MUSC 1510, 1520, 2010, and 2020, or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 1

APMS 3210 Private Intermediate Voice, Instrument, or Composition
Private Intermediate Voice, Instrument, or Composition
One 50-minute lesson per week at the intermediate level culminating in half recital
Notes: May be taken up to two times for degree credit by BFA music majors. May be taken up to four times for degree credit by students pursuinga BA in music or by non-music majors. Register for course in the department
credit hours: 2

APMS 3213 Intermediate Composition
Intermediate Composition
One 50-minute lesson per week at the intermediate level culminating in half recital
Notes: May be taken up to two times for degree credit by BFA music majors. May be taken up to four times for degree credit by students pursuinga BA in music or by non-music majors. Register for course in the department
credit hours: 2

APMS 3330 Music for Film
Music for Film
This course provides both critical analysis of music and sound for film as well as practical approaches to the medium. Students will complete several music for film projects, such as scoring original music for a scene from a silent film.
Co-requisites: MUSC 2020 and 2300 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

APMS 3400 The Story Road Project
The Story Road Project
In this course, students will prepare, perform and tour a work of music theatre to area schools and civic organizations. The participants will not only perform, but also create educational materials to accompany the production, take on marketing responsibilities, and act as moderators with the audience members following the performances. This course fulfills the first or second tier service learning requirement. There is no prerequisite for the course, but instructor permission is needed for registration.
credit hours: 3

APMS 3450 Music and Musicians in the Community
Music and Musicians in the Community
Music service learning students will gain firsthand knowledge of how emerging musicians can serve and create music in the New Orleans community - creating musical programs, cultural events, or major service projects for the Bishop Perry Center, and by learning how to prepare and work in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit's church music setting. (This a 1 credit course, with an additional 1 credit service learning component).
credit hours: 2

APMS 3500 Jazz Improvisation
Jazz Improvisation
Students will work with instructors individually and in small groups to develop the ability to logically respond to the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, and formal implications inherent in specific types of musical material. Students will also examine compositional techniques characteristic of the jazz idiom. This course may be taken twice for credit.
credit hours: 2

APMS 3510 Jazz Arrangements
Jazz Arrangements
Students will work with the instructors individually and in small groups to develop the ability to understand the challenges involved in the process of creating jazz arrangements. Student will focus on the concepts of music notation characteristic of the jazz idiom and on the idiomatic writing for instruments. They will also examine the sound characteristics of individual instruments, the mixtures, and the crucial issues of balance within the ensembles.
credit hours: 3

APMS 4040 Orchestration
Orchestration
The instruments of the orchestra; their construction, ranges, and playing techniques; methods of effective instrumental writing; the mechanics of reading and writing a score. Written exercises, analysis of scores, study of recorded performances and live demonstrations.
credit hours: 3

APMS 4230 Private Advanced Voice, Instrument, or Composition and Recital Preparation
Private Advanced Voice, Instrument, or Composition and Recital Preparation
One 50-minute lesson per week at the advanced level
Notes: Open to BFA music majors only. May be taken one time for degree credit. Register for course in the department
credit hours: 3

APMS 4231 Advanced Lessons/Recital Prep
Advanced Lessons/Recital Prep
One 50-minute lesson per week at the advanced level
Notes: Open to BFA music majors only. May be taken one time for degree credit. Register for course in the department
credit hours: 3

APMS 4232 Advanced Lessons/Recital Prep
Advanced Lessons/Recital Prep
One 50-minute lesson per week at the advanced level
Notes: Open to BFA music majors only. May be taken one time for degree credit. Register for course in the department
credit hours: 3

APMS 4233 Advanced Composition/Recital Prep
Advanced Composition/Recital Prep
One 50-minute lesson per week at the advanced level
Notes: Open to BFA music majors only. May be taken one time for degree credit. Register for course in the department
credit hours: 3

APMS 4234 Advanced Lessons/Recital Prep
Advanced Lessons/Recital Prep
One 50-minute lesson per week at the advanced level
Notes: Open to BFA music majors only. May be taken one time for degree credit. Register for course in the department
credit hours: 3

APMS 4300 Senior Recital Capstone
Senior Recital Capstone
One 50-minute lesson per week at the advanced level culminating in a senior recital.
Notes: Open to BFA music majors only. May be taken one time for degree credit. Register for course in the department
credit hours: 3

APMS 4910 Independent Study/Lecture Recital Prep/Lecture Recital
Independent Study/Lecture Recital Prep/Lecture Recital
This course is offered to transfer students or students going abroad, who will have missed one of their required 8 courses in private lessons necessary for the BFA in the track of Performance. It takes the place of ONE of the pre-senior year lessons courses.
credit hours: 3

MCGS 4560/4570 Musical Cultures of the Gulf South Service Learning Internship
Musical Cultures of the Gulf South Service Learning Internship
Internships will vary. See director for more information. May be taken for credit up to 2 times.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1000 Fundamentals of Theory
Fundamentals of Theory
Basic course in the elements of music. Both semesters.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1010 Fundamentals of Theory II: Songwriting
Fundamentals of Theory II: Songwriting
The focus of this course involves writing songs and acquiring basic skills in arranging.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 100 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1050 The Art of Listening
The Art of Listening
A course designed to increase the listener's perception and enjoyment of music employing masterworks of the European classical tradition.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1060 Survey of European Art Music
Survey of European Art Music
A chronological survey of masterworks of the European classical tradition.
Notes: For non-majors.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1410 History of European Art Music to 1750
History of European Art Music to 1750
Primarily for music majors and minors.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1420 History of European Art Music Since 1750
History of European Art Music Since 1750
Primarily for music majors and minors.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 1510 and APMS 1090 (or their equivalent), or permission of instructor.
Co-requisites: MUSC 1520 and APMS 1100 (or their equivalent), or permission of instructor.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1510 Harmony
Harmony
The study of diatonic and secondary chord structures and progressions with written exercises and analysis of music from the common practice period. Basic musicianship laboratory.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of a diagnostic examination administered to students prior to their enrolling in MUSC 151.
Co-requisites: APMS 109.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1520 Advanced Harmony
Advanced Harmony
Chromatic harmony and modulation, written exercises using expanded harmonic vocabulary. Formal analysis of classic period works. Advanced musicianship laboratory.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 151 and APMS 109.
Co-requisites: APMS 110.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1530 Jazz Theory
Jazz Theory
This course will be an intense study of jazz harmony and its application. The course is designed for music majors and minors as well as for non-majors who have a firm grasp of music fundamentals.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 1000 or equivalent or approval of instructor.
Co-requisites: APMS 2100.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1890 Music in New Orleans
Music in New Orleans
Service learning students will gain firsthand knowledge of musical socialization - the role of young people in extending the city's musical traditions - by interacting with students and instructors at the Roots of Music afterschool music program for middle-school children.  Service learning students will schedule 40 hours of work over the course of the semester.  Each Tulane student will assist with academic tutoring one weekday per week from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. 
credit hours: 3

MUSC 1900 New Orleans Music
New Orleans Music
This course is intended as an introductory survey of New Orleans music, including jazz, brass band, Mardi Gras Indian, rhythm and blues, funk, and hip-hop, through an intensive exposure to existing research, field trips, and occasional visits from local researchers and musicians. Musical socialization--the role of young people in extending the city's musical traditions--will be a running theme throughout the course and will connect the course materials to the optional service learning project.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2010 Tonal Analysis: 18th-19th Centuries
Tonal Analysis: 18th-19th Centuries
An in-depth study of harmonic, contrapuntal, rhythmic, and formal procedures in representative works selected from the Baroque through the Romantic periods. Expanding and applying analytical skills learned in 1510 and 1520 to entire compositions.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 1520 and APMS 1100, or by examination.
Co-requisites: APMS 2090.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2020 20th-Century Theory
20th-Century Theory
Analysis of works by Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok, Hindemith, Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Lutoslawski, etc. Writing skills based on 20th-century melodic and harmonic principles.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 2010 and APMS 2090.
Co-requisites: APMS 2100.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2050 Orchestral Music
Orchestral Music
The development of music for orchestra from Bach to Mahler. Listening, reading, and written reports.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2290 History of American Popular Music
History of American Popular Music
This is a survey history of American popular music from pre-Civil War Minstrelsy to MTV. The course is intended for the general student body, with no musical prerequisites required. Lectures integrate an in-depth discussion of the music itself, generously illustrated by recordings, with a solid presentation of the music's historical and cultural context. Major topics include the multicultural roots of American popular musics, the parallel development of four separate streams of popular music (an urban mainstream and three rural sub streams), the increasing tendency of these separate streams to interact to create new popular styles, and the function of the music industry in the dissemination of popular musical styles.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2300 Introduction to Computer Applications in Music
Introduction to Computer Applications in Music
An introduction to the critical role of computers in the music field today. As a survey of computer tools and techniques, this course will include applied work with notation, MIDI, digital sound-editing and multi-media software.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 152 and APMS 110 and approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2310 Electronic Music History: Music and Technology
Electronic Music History: Music and Technology
This course will involve an examination of the electronic music repertoire with a focus on both the music and technology. We will learn about the history of electronic music through philosophies, aesthetics, and technologies that have been and are being used today.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2410 American Musics
American Musics
A chronological survey of music in the United States from the Pilgrims to jazz and rock. The course traces the widely varied paths taken by music in America and shows how the three spheres of folk, popular, and classical music have continually interacted to form a variegated whole. Lectures move from genre to genre, placing each in its historical and sociological order.
Notes: Primarily for music majors and minors.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 1520 and APMS 1100 (or their equivalent), or permission of instructor.
Co-requisites: MUSC 2010 and APMS 2090 (or their equivalent), or permission of instructor.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2420 World Musics
World Musics
An overview of the field of ethnomusicology and the types of issues and concerns that have guided the research of world music within that field. A number of selected musical case studies from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas that illuminate the differences and similarities between Western musics and their counterparts in other parts of the world. Particular interest will be given to the way in which cultural, social, and religious beliefs have informed stylistic, performance practice, and aesthetic development in other parts of the world as a means of reflecting about the same types of connections in Western music.
Notes: Primarily for music majors and minors.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 2010 and APMS 2090 (or their equivalent), or permission of instructor.
Co-requisites: MUSC 2020 and APMS 2100 (or their equivalent), or permission of instructor.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2450 Introduction to Opera
Introduction to Opera
Course includes lectures concerning the nature of opera and also a historical outline of the development of opera in Europe. Emphasis is then placed on viewing a number of complete operas, which will be screened on laser discs.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 2800 Introduction to Music Business
Introduction to Music Business
This course prepares students for operational and administrative as well as creative and technical positions within the music and entertainment industry.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3300 Music Cultures of the World
Music Cultures of the World
A survey of music in different societies throughout the world with assignments and readings in music other than Western art music. The lectures explain how to listen to this music and consider systematically the function of music in societies ranging from Australian Aborigines, to Indian classical musicians, to urban popular music in Latin America.
Notes: Primarily for non majors.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3310 Musics of Latin America
Musics of Latin America
This course will provide a survey of Latin American music and culture. The content of the course will change on a rotating basis each fall term. Topics include: Caribbean; Andean Countries; Mexico and Central America.
Notes: Course may be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3320 Musical Theatre in America
Musical Theatre in America
A survey of vernacular theatre music in America from its European roots in opera buffa, ballad opera, and operetta through the jazz and rock developments of the sixties.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3330 Jewish Music
Jewish Music
Survey of Jewish liturgical music from Biblical times to the present, and of Jewish popular, theatre, and folk music. Emphasis on European, Israeli, Sephardic, and American traditions.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3340 History of Jazz
History of Jazz
Development of jazz as a cultural, sociological phenomenon, and survey of jazz styles.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3350 Music in Contemporary Society
Music in Contemporary Society
An introduction to the music of the contemporary world as it interacts with social, political, and cultural processes that distinguish the 20th century. Examines the full spectrum of modern musical styles (classical, jazz, popular, folk, rock) as they have adapted to the mass communications technology of the present day.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3360 The Latin Tinge: Jazz and Latin American Music in New Orleans and Beyond
The Latin Tinge: Jazz and Latin American Music in New Orleans and Beyond
This course explores the relationship of African-American popular music and Latin American popular music, with a special focus on how New Orleans is a key site mediating these musical mixtures. It compares U.S. popular styles with styles from other countries in the hemisphere.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3370 Studies in the Great Composers
Studies in the Great Composers
The music of three influential composers is studied in depth against the background of their careers and times. The composers selected will change each term; contact the instructor or department for more information. Student must have ability to read, analyze, and discuss musical notation in order to be successful in the course.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 1410, MUSC 1420, MUSC 2010
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3390 World Vocal Traditions
World Vocal Traditions
This course is an ethnomusicological exploration of selected vocal traditions from around the world. Anchored around three sets of guest lectures and live performances by Tuvan throat singers, a Persian Jewish singer, and a singer of Afro-Cuban religious music, the course will examine both the musical sounds that voices can produce, and the ways in which these voices are woven into the cultures from which they emerge.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3410 Russian Music
Russian Music
The history of 19th- and 20th-century Russian music with special emphasis on Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3430 The Blues in American Life
The Blues in American Life
The blues, as both a musical form and a state of being, is the primary layer of African American culture. This course considers how the blues permeates American life, through the music of work songs, rural blues, classic blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, cowboy and rock n roll.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3440 Black Music, Black Lives
Black Music, Black Lives
Black music is celebrated as the signature artistic contribution America has given to the world. Music has been a source of power for people subject to enslavement, legal segregation, and an ongoing struggle for political citizenship and economic equity. This course highlights the agency of black musicians and the political significance of the music they have created, from slave songs to hip-hop. This is a social and cultural history, and no musical training is required for understanding course materials.
Notes: Optional writing practicum
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3450 Music and Politics
Music and Politics
Though often considered apart from social and political trends, music is central to thought and action in the public sphere. From patriotism to protest, from sponsorship to censorship, music challenges the belief that public opinion is expressed solely through language. Students are encouraged to listen for the politics of music, whether in Beethoven's symphonies written after the French Revolution or in the realist depictions of inner-city life in contemporary hip-hop. Readings are drawn from recent research in social theory and the cultural study of music. This course is open to all undergraduate students.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3460 Music, Religion, Spirit
Music, Religion, Spirit
Music forms vital part of ritual for most religions around the world. In performing and listening to music, religious affiliates seek connection with the supernatural, foster community ties, and create tradition bridging past, present, and future. Furthermore, music gives religious groups visibility in the broader society, whether in live or recorded performance. This course explores the traditional musical practices of the three major monotheistic religions -Judaism, Christianity, Islam -followed by one unit on Indian religions, and one unit about of selected spiritual practices inherited from Africa currently practiced in the Americas, including voodoo, candomble, and Santeria. We will also critically look at historical and current social perceptions reacting to these musical practices and to their practitioners. This is a cultural history class; no musical training is required.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3480 Music and Gender
Music and Gender
In this course, we'll explore the relationship between gender and music in the West over the past 450 years. How have shifting rules and boundaries of gender identity interacted with similarly shifting rules and boundaries about beauty, function, and construction of music? In what ways has music helped to represent and/or define gender in culture? Further, how do gender identities intersect with other categories if social and cultural identity such as race, ethnicity, and class? This course will use a variety of case studies from popular and art music to explore the relationships between musical practice and gender identification, including: the courtesans and castrati of Baroque opera; Glam Rock; Clara Schumann, jazz singers; and Elvis Presley. Course open to both music majors and non-majors.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 3880 Writing Practicum
Writing Practicum
Notes: Fulfills the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Co-requisites: Three-credit departmental course.
credit hours: 1

MUSC 4400 Music and Digital Signal Processing
Music and Digital Signal Processing
This course introduces the student to the breadth and depth of signal processing used in musical applications. The course will cover fundamentals of signal processing and familiarize the student with classic computer music theories as well as state-of-the art topics for sound synthesis, analysis, and computer music composition. Students work mostly in a graphical coding language for audiovisual applications called Pure Data. No prior coding experience is required although experience with Matlab, Python or other languages translates well. Pure Data is an excellent coding language for students interested in both creative applications and science and engineering projects.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 4410 Music Performance Systems
Music Performance Systems
This course is a HCI (Human Computer Interface)-based course with a concentration in musical applications. The course will be hands-on, writing code, building circuits with conjunction of microcontrollers and sensors.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 4420 Algorithmic and Computer Music Composition
Algorithmic and Computer Music Composition
This course will be an exploration of computer music composition using various available techniques and state-of-the-art tools. This will be a hands-on course with compositional exercises and projects, working in our digital studio, and producing a concert at the end of the term.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 4560 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
Qualified junior and senior majors may receive credit for work in musical institutions in the community, such as recording studios, the New Orleans Opera Association, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and the like; this is to be accompanied by an academic component. Registration is administered by the Office Manager in the Department of Music, Brandt v. B. Dixon Performing Arts Center, Room 10.
Notes: Only one internship may be completed per semester. A maximum of three credits may be earned in one or two courses.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and department chair.
credit hours: 1-3

MUSC 4570 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
Qualified junior and senior majors may receive credit for work in musical institutions in the community, such as recording studios, the New Orleans Opera Association, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and the like; this is to be accompanied by an academic component. Registration is administered by the Office Manager in the Department of Music, Brandt v. B. Dixon Performing Arts Center, Room 10.
Notes: Only one internship may be completed per semester. A maximum of three credits may be earned in one or two courses.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and department chair.
credit hours: 1-3

MUSC 4800 The String Quartets of Beethoven
The String Quartets of Beethoven
An in depth analysis of all the Beethoven string quartets including Opus 1330. The graduating senior will be expected to utilize her/his skills in formal and theoretical analysis learned in MUSC 1510, 1520, and 2010, MUSC 1410 and 1420, and APMS 1090, 1100, and 2090. Emphasis is placed on studying the scores and listening to performances.
Pre-requistites: MUSC 1420 and MUSC 2010. 
credit hours: 3

MUSC 4900 Introduction to New Orleans Jazz
Introduction to New Orleans Jazz
This course is designed to provide an historical introduction to the origins, idiomatic coalescence, and early development of New Orleans jazz.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 4910 Senior Design Project I
Senior Design Project I
credit hours: 1-3

MUSC 4920 Senior Design Project II
Senior Design Project II
credit hours: 1-3

MUSC 4953 Gospel Voices
Gospel Voices
This seminar is a cultural and anthropological study of the human voice as it has been utilized in African American gospel music. By listening to, reading about, and discussing black sacred music, we will focus on the voice and the expression of speech, sermon, and song. Challenging the assumption that sacred messages can only be delivered through the word of God (in the bible and other religious texts), this course analyzes the meaning communicated by voices and musical instruments. No prerequisites or musical knowledge is required.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6230 Keyboard Literature 1600-1750
Keyboard Literature 1600-1750
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6240 Keyboard Literature 1750-1970
Keyboard Literature 1750-1970
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6260 The French Art Song
The French Art Song
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6310 Seminar in Music in the United States
Seminar in Music in the United States
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6320 Seminar in Musical Theatre
Seminar in Musical Theatre
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6340 Seminar in Jazz
Seminar in Jazz
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6400 Music and Digital Signal Processing
Music and Digital Signal Processing
See MUSC 4400 for course description.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6410 Music Performance System
Music Performance System
See MUSC 4410 for course description.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6420 Algorithmic and Computer Music Composition
Algorithmic and Computer Music Composition
See MUSC 4420 for course description.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 6930 Independent Study
Independent Study
credit hours: 1-3

MUSC 6940 Special Topics
Special Topics
credit hours: 3

MUSC 7010 Advanced Composition
Advanced Composition
credit hours: 3

MUSC 7030 Introduction to Graduate Studies
Introduction to Graduate Studies
credit hours: 3

MUSC 7060 Musical Cultures of New Orleans
Musical Cultures of New Orleans
New Orleans is an American city with a unique history as a European colony, a hub for the slave trade, and a destination for immigrants from Europe and the Americas. The city’s celebrated musical traditions have been created by a diverse mix of people and shaped by their interactions in the shared spaces of the city. This course is intended as a comprehensive overview of New Orleans music, including jazz, brass band, Mardi Gras Indian, rhythm and blues, funk, and hip-hop, through an intensive exposure to existing research and visits from local researchers and musicians. No musical training is required for understanding course materials.
Notes: Class is open to graduate students and seniors in any department.
credit hours: 3

MUSC 7930 Special Topics
Special Topics
credit hours: 3

MUSC 7940 Special Topics
Special Topics
credit hours: 3

MUSC 9980 Master's Research
Master's Research
credit hours: 0

MUSC H4910 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
For qualified students in any of the fields of music.
credit hours: 3

MUSC H4920 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
For qualified students in any of the fields of music.
credit hours: 3

MUSC H4930 Seminar
Seminar
Special problems in music.
credit hours: 3

MUSC H4940 Seminar
Seminar
Special problems in music.
credit hours: 3

MUSC H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
For senior honors candidates in any field.
credit hours: 3

MUSC H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
For senior honors candidates in any field.
credit hours: 3