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Music Courses and Scheduling

Spring 2019 Course Schedule (updated 9/17/18))

  • The attached pdf illistrates the music major courses scheduled for the spring 2019 schedule. This schedule is provided to assist student and faculty. In the case of any inconsistencies, please note that the schedule as presented on PAWS indicates the official course meeting time.
  • Courses are highlighted according to the following pattern.
    • Typical courses for freshmen - yellow
    • Typical courses for sophomores - orange
    • Typical courses for juniors - green/brown
    • Ensembles - purple

Music Course Listing - This link presents a list, including the course description, of all music courses approved in the EIU catalog.

Music Course Rotation: In progress

These courses are offered every two years:

MUS 1560 - Introduction to Music Composition - Offered Spring of "Odd" Years

MUS 2141 - Vocal Diction I - Offered Fall of "Even" Years

MUS 2142 - Vocal Diction II - Offered Spring of "Odd" Years

MUS 2070 - Electronic Music - Offered Spring of "Even" Years

MUS 2071 - Audio & Recording Technology - Offered Spring of "Odd" Years

MUS 2442 - Introduction to Instrumental Music Methods - Typically offered in Spring of "Even" Years, but the next offering will be delayed one semester.  The course will be offered in Fall 2020.

MUS 3547 - Orchestration - Offered in Spring of "Odd" Years

MUS 3542/3591 - Music Analysis/Honors - Offered in Spring of "Even" Years

Music Education Advising:

MUS 3400 or MUS 3440: This class should be taken before Practicum. Beginning with spring 2017 semester, this class will alwasy be offered in the spring.  Please note the new pre-requisite for MUS 3400 and 3440:  Prerequisites & Notes Admission to Teacher Education; "C" or better in MUS 2155; and passing score on the TAP, SAT, or ACT as determined by current state requirements.

Practicum: Practicum (SED 3330 and SED 4330) must be taken the semester right before student teaching. Students should not plan on taking an extra fall or spring semester between Practicum and Student Teaching.

SPE 4500:  This class should be taken after MUS 3400/3440.  Since this class is typically offered in the evening during the academic year, it is possible to take SPE 3500 (4500) at the same time as Practicum (SED 3330/4330). Additionally, SPE 3500 (4500) is often offered in the summer. If you choose to take this class during the summer, please do so after taking MUS 3400/3440.

MUS 2442:  Introuction to Instrumental Music Methods:  This course is typically offered in Spring of "even" years, but will be delayed one semester with it's next offering.  The course will be offered in Fall 2020.

Music History Sequence Changes:

Beginning with the Spring 2018 semester, the music history will change from the current sequence of:

  • MUS 3584/94; MUS 3585/95; MUS 3586/96
  • MUS 3553/93G; MUS 3584/94; MUS 3585/95

The MUS 3553/93G class will provide a broad overview of music history, while the two courses that follow will provide a more in-depth survey of music history. MUS 3553/93G is also approved for the Fine Arts Segment of General Education. This course may also be offered online during the summer session.

Students who will begin the Music History Sequence in Spring 2018 will take the "new" sequence

Jazz Courses:

Fall 2019
MUS 2530 - Jazz Improvisation II (typically offered in fall of "odd" years)

Spring 2020
MUS 1530 - Jazz Improvisation I
MUS 2070 - Electronic Music Studio
MUS 2581 - Jazz History
MUS 3542 - Music Analysis - Post Tonal
Fall 2020
MUS 4850 - Jazz Band Arranging
MUS 3531 - Jazz Improvisation III (if needed, typically offered in fall of "even" years)
MUS 3800 - Jazz Theory I (typically offered in fall of "even" years)
Spring 2021
MUS 1530 - Jazz Improvisation I
MUS 1560 - Introduction to Music Composition
MUS 4861 - Jazz Pedagogy
MUS 2071 - Audio & Recording Technology (typically offered in spring of "odd" years)


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Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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