All Applied Instruction courses will begin using the “R” numbers beginning in the Fall 2020 semester. Freshmen who are currently taking MUS 11__ - level lessons will continue using this course number for their sophomore year. Sophomores who pass the Advanced Study Jury in May will take lessons at the 33__-level in the fall. Sophomores who do not pass the ASJ will take MUS 11__-level lessons. All students who have already passed the ASJ will take MUS 33__-level lessons.
As a result of this change all 22__- and 44__- level applied study courses will be discontinued along with all of the A, B, D, E, and F sections.
Music Course Listing - This link presents a list, including the course description, of all music courses approved in the EIU catalog.
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
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.