Course: MUSC 2110Division
: Fine Arts, Comm, and New MediaDepartment
: Music Theory IIISemester Approved
: Summer 2019Five-Year Review Semester
: Fall 2024End Semester
: Spring 2025Catalog Description
: This course is a continuation of Basic Music Theory. Includes chromatic harmony, composition, improvisation and analysis.Semesters Offered
: FallCredit/Time Requirement
: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0Prerequisites
: MUSC 1120 with a grade of C or betterCorequisites
: MUSC 2130Justification
: This course, required of music majors throughout the state of Utah, prepares music majors to transfer with Junior class status to music programs at four year colleges and universities. The second year of theory is taught at all Utah universities at the 2000 level, and statewide articulation agreements stipulate the transfer of this credit so long as a student receives a grade of C or better.Student Learning Outcomes:
The students will be able to write and analyze four-part common practice chorales with chromatic and modulatory harmonies. This outcome is assessed via weekly written assignments, and examinations.
The students will be able to compose in assigned styles. This outcome is assessed via student composition assignments
The students will be able to analyze complex 19th Century masterworks formally and harmonically. This outcome is assessed via student analysis assignments and examinations.
The students will be able to analyze and write in basic 20th Century harmonic practices. This outcome is assessed via student analysis assignments and examinations.
Students will also be able to write using common chord-symbol notation, and show their results through the use of music notation software. This outcome is assessed via weekly written assignments, analysis assignments, and examinations. Content:
• common practice period four part choral writing
• chromatic and modulatory harmonies
• formal analysis: Rondo, Binary, Ternary and Sonata forms
• micro and macro analysis of Romantic, Late-Romantic, Impressionist and Nationalistic works
• the use and common practice of chord symbols
• an introduction to basic 20th Century harmonic practices Key Performance Indicators:
Students will be evaluated on written exercises, group and individual analysis assignments, composition assignments, and examinations.
Written Exercises 20 to 30%
Group and Individual Analysis Assignments 20 to 30%
Composition Assignments 20 to 30%
Examinations 20 to 30%Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Music in Theory and Practice by Bruce Benward and Marilyn Saker, volume II, current edition.
Workbook to accompany "Music in Theory and Practice" by Bruce Benward and Marilyn Saker, volume II, current edition.Pedagogy Statement:
This course is delivered via direct instruction, group projects, evaluation of student creative output, and demonstration and evaluation of student analysis. Instructional Mediums:
LectureMaximum Class Size
: 20Optimum Class Size