SFG 111–132; 2 s.h./term
Sight-singing in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs; Singing and recognition of major/minor scales, triads in root position, 1st and 2nd inversion, V7 chords and their resolutions, and duets; Rhythmic dictation and conducting; Interval dictation, 1-voice and 2-voice melodic dictation, 2-voice contrapuntal dictation; Singing and playing (at the piano) Bach chorales and Lasso motets in open score; Memory projects.
SFG 241–262; 2 s.h./term
Sight-singing in all seven clefs; Singing and recognition of diminished 7th and augmented 6th chords with resolutions, melodies and duets, progressing to chromaticism and Modus Novus for advanced sections; Rhythmic dictation and conducting, including polyrhythms; Advanced 1-voice and 2-voice melodic dictation, introduction to 3-voice melodic dictation, and dictation of harmonic progressions; Singing and playing (at the piano) Bach chorales and Lasso motets in open score; Memory projects.
Advanced sight-singing in seven clefs, chromaticism, three-part contrapuntal dictation, simple figured-bass dictation, and reading Bach chorales in open score.
Dictation – NOTE: only one semester required
A required one-semester course in the student’s third year including extended 1-voice and 2-voice dictations, more difficult 3-part and 4-part dictations in advanced classes, chord progressions with modulation and chromatic harmony, atonal dictations from one to four voices, and figured bass dictations.
KEY TO THE COURSE LIST
Odd-numbered courses generally meet in the fall and even-numbered courses meet in the spring.
The designations "s.h." (semester hours) and "g.c." (graduate credits) indicate credit-hours given per term for undergraduate and graduate courses, respectively.
Yearlong, two-semester courses are designated by hyphenated course numbers. Students must successfully complete both semesters of required yearlong courses to satisfy the graduation requirement.
The symbol * indicates a course that is not offered every year.