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Music Courses and Scheduling

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

 

Planned Course Rotation for Courses Offered Biennially 

Fall of Even Semesters (Fall 2022, 2024) Spring of Odd Semesters (Spring 2023, 2025)
  • MUS 2141 - Vocal Diction I
  • MUS 2071 - Audio Recording Techniques I      
  • MUS 2442 - Instrumental Methods (for Vocal/General Music)
  • MUS 3547 - Orchestration

 

  • MUS 1312 - Class Instruction in World Percussion      
  • MUS 2142 - Vocal Diction II
  • MUS 3071 - Audio Recording Techniques II
  • MUS 1560 - Introduction to Music Comp.

Fall of Odd Semesters (Fall 2023, 2025) Spring of Even Years  (Spring 2022, 2024)
  • MUS 2070 – Electronic Music I
  • MUS 3571 Music Business 
  • MUS 3542/3591 – Music Analysis/Honors
  • MUS 3070 – Electronic Music II
  • MUS 3072 – Live Sound Reinforcement
  • MUS 2444 – Sec/General Music Methods

 

Courses only offered in Fall or Spring semesters:

In addition to the courses listed above, there are also course offered annually, but only in the fall or spring semesters.

Courses offered every Fall Semester Courses offered every Spring Semester
  • MUS 2203 – Functional Skills in Piano I
  • MUS 2205 – Functional Skills in Piano III
  • MUS 3584/94 – Music History and Literature I     
  • MUS 2440 Introduction to Music Education
  • MUS 0202R/X - Panther Marching Band
  • MUS 0541 - Intro to Music Theory Rudiments
  • MUS 1102 - Navigating the Music Major
  • MUS 1300 - Instrumental Methods Lab
  • MUS 1308 - Class Instruction in WW
  • MUS 1309 - Class Instruction in Brass
  • MUS 2155 - Conducting I   
  • MUS 2443 - Choral Methods
  • MUS 3562G - Non-Western Music
  • MUS 3860 - Jazz Band/Marching Band Methods.                     
  • MUS 2204 - Functional Skills in Piano II
  • MUS 2205 - Functional Skills in Piano IV
  • MUS 3585/96 - Music History and Literature II   
  • MUS 3400/3440 - Instrumental/Vocal Music Methods   
  • MUS 1310 - Class Instruction in Strings
  • MUS 1311- Class Instruction in Percussion    
  • MUS 3155/56 - Choral/Instrumental Conducting   
  • MUS 2441 - Elementary General Music Methods   
  • MUS 3553G - Western Musical Masterworks
    • (may also be offered in the summer)
  • MUS 4840 - Band Arranging

 

 

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.

 
Jazz Courses:

Fall 2023

  • MUS 2530 - Jazz Improv II
  • MUS 4850 - Jazz Arranging

Spring 2024

  • MUS 1530 - Jazz Improvisation 1
  • MUS 3800 - Jazz Theory 1
  • MUS 4861 - Jazz Pedagogy (independent study)

Fall 2024

  • MUS 3801 - Jazz Theory II
  • MUS 3531 - Jazz Improv III

Spring 2025

  • MUS 1530 - Jazz Improvisation 1
  • MUS 2581 - Jazz History

 

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Contact Information

Music Department

Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3010
music@eiu.edu


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