Disclaimer: The percentages listed below are calculated based on the grading information and assignment sections of publicly available syllabi. The information provided is an approximation on the types of assignments within each individual class and is not meant as an absolute interpretation of all the inherent activities in said class(es).

MUSC 1000 - Comprehensive Music Laboratory

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

This is a practical applications class; therefore, the possibility of encountering writing assignments is very low.

MUSC 1100 - Music Appreciation

Writing Required: 25% - 60%

This class contains reports, a reflective essay, and online discussion posts and assignments.

MUSC 1110 - Survey of World Music

Writing Required: 85% - 95%

This class contains concert reports, a final project, and exams that include essay questions.

MUSC 1120 - Survey of Jazz, Rock, and Popular Music

Writing Required: 70% - 80%

This class contains concert reports and exams that include essay questions.

MUSC 1301 - Music Theory I

Writing Required: 10% - 20%

This class contain a portfolio project.

MUSC 1302 - Music Theory II

Writing Required: 10% - 20%

This class contain a portfolio project.

MUSC 2301 - Music Theory III

Writing Required: 25% - 35%

This class contain a portfolio project.

MUSC 2302 - Music Theory IV

Writing Required: 55% - 65%

This class contains an analysis draft and revision, a teaching demo, and a textbook review.

MUSC 3230 - Technology in Composition & Improvisation

Writing Required: 15% - 25%

This class contains projects that will have some element of writing.

MUSC 3602 - Brass Techniques and Materials

Writing Required: 20% - 50%

This class contains discussions, a notebook assignment, and a written exam that might include short answer questions.

MUSC 3603 - Percussion Techniques and Materials

Writing Required: 30% - 40%

This class contains projects and a final exam that might include short answer questions.

MUSC 3605 - Voice Techniques and Materials

Writing Required: 40% - 45%

This class contains written exams that might include short answer questions.

MUSC 3701 - Western Music Before 1800

Writing Required: 80% - 90%

This class contains a term paper and exams that include short answer questions.

MUSC 3702 - Western Music After 1825 and World Music

Writing Required: 80% - 90%

This class contains two short essays and exams that include short answer questions.

MUSC 3900 - Music in Elementary Schools

Writing Required: 15% - 25%

This class contains music history paper and journals.

MUSC 4011 - Choral Methods and Materials

Writing Required: 25% - 35%

This class contains projects that will have some element of writing.

MUSC 4021 - Instrumental Methods and Materials

Writing Required: 30% - 40%

This class contains performance summary and various projects.

MUSC 4040 - Principles and Methods of Music Learning and Teaching

Writing Required: 20% - 30%

This class contains various teaching projects.

MUSC 4150 - Vocal Pedagogy and Literature

Writing Required: 50% - 60%

This class contains a teaching project and exams that include short answer questions.

MUSC 4160 - Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature

Writing Required: 45% - 55%

This class contains two different projects.

MUSC 4171 - Keyboard Literature Before 1825

Writing Required: 25% - 35%

This class contains a theory analysis paper, article reports, and a final exam with short answer and essay questions.

MUSC 4172 - Keyboard Literature After 1825

Writing Required: 35% - 45%

This class contains a various reports and a midterm and final exam with short answer and essay questions.

MUSC 4186 - Teaching Internship

This class is graded with a (S) Satisfactory or (U) Unsatisfactory. Any writing that would be required is dependent on the student's placement and tasked responsibilities.

MUSC 4187 - Teaching Internship

This class is graded with a (S) Satisfactory or (U) Unsatisfactory. Any writing that would be required is dependent on the student's placement and tasked responsibilities.

MUSC 4188 - Teaching Internship

This class is graded with a (S) Satisfactory or (U) Unsatisfactory. Any writing that would be required is dependent on the student's placement and tasked responsibilities.

MUSC 4200 - Orchestration and Arranging

Writing Required: 35% - 45%

This class contains two different projects.

MUSC 4240 - Form and Analysis

Writing Required: 20% - 30%

This class contains an analysis project as well as exams with short answer and essay questions.

Practical Applications Class:

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

These are practical applications classes; therefore, the possibility of encountering writing assignments is very low. If required, the writing assignment would be journals, concert reports, and listening assignments.

MUSC 1201 - Class Piano I

MUSC 1202 - Class Piano II

MUSC 1210 - Group Classical Guitar

MUSC 1401 - Aural Skills I

MUSC 1402 - Aural Skills II

MUSC 1501 - Keyboard Skills I

MUSC 1502 - Keyboard Skills II

MUSC 2401 - Aural Skills III

MUSC 2402 - Aural Skills IV

MUSC 2501 - Keyboard Skills III

MUSC 2502 - Keyboard Skills IV

MUSC 2600A - Principal Applied: Piano

MUSC 2600B - Principal Applied: Organ

MUSC 2600C - Principal Applied: Voice

MUSC 2600D - Principal Applied: Strings

MUSC 2600E - Principal Applied: Guitar

MUSC 2600F - Principal Applied: Flute

MUSC 2600G - Principal Applied: Oboe

MUSC 2600I - Principal Applied: Clarinet

MUSC 2600J - Principal Applied: Bassoon

MUSC 2600K - Principal Applied: Saxophone

MUSC 2600L - Principal Applied: Horn

MUSC 2600M - Principal Applied: Trumpet

MUSC 2600N - Principal Applied: Trombone

MUSC 2600O - Principal Applied: Euphonium

MUSC 2600P - Principal Applied: Tuba

MUSC 2600Q - Principal Applied: Percussion

MUSC 2610A - Non-Music-Major Applied: Piano

MUSC 2610B - Non-Music-Major Applied: Organ

MUSC 2610C - Non-Music-Major Applier: Voice

MUSC 2610D - Non-Music-Major Applied: Strings

MUSC 2610E - Non-Music-Major Applied: Guitar

MUSC 2610F - Non-Music-Major Applied: Flute

MUSC 2610G - Non-Music-Major Applied: Oboe

MUSC 2610I - Non-Music-Major Applied: Clarinet

MUSC 2610J - Non-Music-Major Applied: Bassoon

MUSC 2610K - Non-Music-Major Applied: Saxophone

MUSC 2610L - Non-Music-Major Applied: Horn

MUSC 2610M - Non-Music-Major Applied: Trumpet

MUSC 2610N - Non-Music-Major Applied: Trombone

MUSC 2610O - Non-Music-Major Applied: Euphonium

MUSC 2610P - Non-Music-Major Applied: Tuba

MUSC 2610Q - Non-Music-Major Applied: Percussion

MUSC 2700 - Wind Ensemble

MUSC 2710 - Symphony Band

MUSC 2720 - Marching Band

MUSC 2730 - Jazz Ensemble

MUSC 2740 - Chamber Winds

MUSC 2750 - Concert Choir

MUSC 2760 - Chamber Singers

MUSC 2770 - Opera Workshop

MUSC 2800A - Small Ensemble: Keyboard Ensemble

MUSC 2800B - Small Ensemble: Collegium Musicum

MUSC 2800C - Small Ensemble: Guitar Ensemble

MUSC 2800D - Small Ensemble: Flute Choir

MUSC 2800E - Small Ensemble: Clarinet Choir

MUSC 2800F - Small Ensemble: Saxophone Choir

MUSC 2800G - Small Ensemble: Woodwind Ensemble

MUSC 2800I - Small Ensemble: Horn Choir

MUSC 2800J - Small Ensemble: Trumpet Choir

MUSC 2800K - Small Ensemble: Trombone Choir

MUSC 2800L - Small Ensemble: Tuba / Euphonium Ensemble

MUSC 2800M - Small Ensemble: Brass Ensemble

MUSC 2800N - Small Ensemble: Percussion Ensemble

MUSC 2800O - Small Ensemble: Jazz Combo

MUSC 2800P - Small Ensemble: Basketball Band

MUSC 2800Q - Small Ensemble: Mixed Chamber Ensemble

MUSC 3601 - Woodwind Techniques and Materials

MUSC 3604 - String Techniques and Materials

MUSC 3606 - Principles of Diction

MUSC 3850 - Conducting

MUSC 4175 - Collaborative Keyboard Skills I

MUSC 4176 - Collaborative Keyboard Skills II

MUSC 4311 - Applied Jazz Composition and Arranging

MUSC 4321 - Applied Jazz Improvisation

MUSC 4400 - Counterpoint

MUSC 4410 - Applied Composition

MUSC 4500 - Accompanying

MUSC 4600A - Principal Applied: Piano

MUSC 4600B - Principal Applied: Organ

MUSC 4600C - Principal Applied: Voice

MUSC 4600D - Principal Applied: Strings

MUSC 4600E - Principal Applied: Guitar

MUSC 4600F - Principal Applied: Flute

MUSC 4600G - Principal Applied: Oboe

MUSC 4600I - Principal Applied: Clarinet

MUSC 4600J - Principal Applied: Bassoon

MUSC 4600K - Principal Applied: Saxophone

MUSC 4600L - Principal Applied: Horn

MUSC 4600M - Principal Applied: Trumpet

MUSC 4600N - Principal Applied: Trombone

MUSC 4600O - Principal Applied: Euphonium

MUSC 4600P - Principal Applied: Tuba

MUSC 4600Q - Principal Applied: Percussion

MUSC 4610A - Secondary Applied: Piano

MUSC 4610B - Secondary Applied: Organ

MUSC 4610C - Secondary Applied: Voice

MUSC 4610D - Secondary Applied: Strings

MUSC 4610E - Secondary Applied: Guitar

MUSC 4610F - Secondary Applied: Flute

MUSC 4610G - Secondary Applied: Oboe

MUSC 4610I - Secondary Applied: Clarinet

MUSC 4610J - Secondary Applied: Bassoon

MUSC 4610K - Secondary Applied: Saxophone

MUSC 4610L - Secondary Applied: Horn

MUSC 4610M - Secondary Applied: Trumpet

MUSC 4610N - Secondary Applied: Trombone

MUSC 4610O - Secondary Applied: Euphonium

MUSC 4610P - Secondary Applied: Tuba

MUSC 4610Q - Secondary Applied: Percussion

MUSC 4644 - Half Composition Recital

MUSC 4700 - Wind Ensemble

MUSC 4710 - Symphony Band

MUSC 4720 - Marching Band

MUSC 4730 - Jazz Ensemble

MUSC 4740 - Chamber Winds

MUSC 4750 - Concert Choir

MUSC 4760 - Chamber Singers

MUSC 4770 - Opera Workshop

MUSC 4800A - Small Ensemble: Keyboard Ensemble

MUSC 4800B - Small Ensemble: Collegium Musicum

MUSC 4800C - Small Ensemble: Guitar Ensemble

MUSC 4800D - Small Ensemble: Flute Choir

MUSC 4800E - Small Ensemble: Clarinet Choir

MUSC 4800F - Small Ensemble: Saxophone Choir

MUSC 4800G - Small Ensemble: Woodwind Ensemble

MUSC 4800I - Small Ensemble: Horn Choir

MUSC 4800J - Small Ensemble: Trumpet Choir

MUSC 4800K - Small Ensemble: Trombone Choir

MUSC 4800L - Small Ensemble: Tuba/ Euphonium Ensemble

MUSC 4800M - Small Ensemble: Brass Ensemble

MUSC 4800N - Small Ensemble: Percussion Ensemble

MUSC 4800O - Small Ensemble: Jazz Combo

MUSC 4800P - Small Ensemble: Basketball Band

MUSC 4800Q - Small Ensemble: Mixed Chamber Ensemble

MUSC 4850 - Applied Conducting

MUSC 4890 - Marching Band Techniques

MUSC 4941 - Half Recital

MUSC 4942 - Full Recital

MUSC 4943 - Jazz Recital

MUSC 4944 - Half Composition Recital

MUSC 4945 - Full Composition Recital

Classes Without Information: 

(Currently, these classes do not have publicly-accessible syllabi available for review.)

MUSC 1250 - The Elements of Music

MUSC 3000 - Music for Classroom Teachers

MUSC 4000 - Music in Secondary Schools

MUSC 4181 - Piano Pedagogy I

MUSC 4182 - Piano Pedagogy II

MUSC 4183 - Piano Pedagogy III

MUSC 4184 - Piano Pedagogy IV

MUSC 4230 - Technology in Music Education

MUSC 4300 - Jazz History and Styles

MUSC 4865 - Music Business Internship

MUSC 4981 - Directed Independent Study

MUSC 4983 - Music Research Project

MUSC 4985 - Special Topics in Music