Music Department – Course Modules

Course Modules

Standard Four-Year Degree Programme

First Year

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
MUS  101 Music as an Art and Science 2
MUS 111 Rudiments of Music 1
MUS 121 Foundations of Musicianship I 1
MUS 123 Tonal Harmony I 1
MUS 141 African Music: Music and Society I 2
MUS 143 Introduction to Popular Music 1
MUS 161 Primary Instrument/Voice I 1
MUS 163 Performance Workshop – Western Ensembles I 1
MUS 165 Performance Workshop – African Ensembles I 1
MUS 167 Secondary Instrument I 1
General Studies Courses
GS 101 Use of English I 2
GS 103 Social Science I 2
Electives
ENGL 111 Introduction to Oral Literature 3
IGBO 101 Elementary Igbo I 2
YORU 101 Elementary Yoruba I 2
HAUS 101 Elementary Hausa I 2
LING 141 Introduction to Linguistics I 3
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy I 2
MC 102 History of the Nigerian Mass Media 2
Total 18/19

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
MUS 122 Foundations of Musicianship II 1
MUS 124 Tonal Harmony II 1
MUS 132 Survey of History of Western Music I 2
MUS 144 Popular Music in Nigeria 1
MUS 152 Basic Keyboard Studies 1
MUS 162 Primary Instrument II 1
MUS 164 Performance Workshop – Western Ensembles II 2
MUS 166 Performance Workshop – African Ensembles II 2
MUS 168 Secondary Instrument II 1
General Studies Courses
 GS  102 Use of English II 2
GS  104 Social Science II 2
Electives
PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophies 2
LING 142 Introduction to Linguistics II 3
IGBO 102 Elementary Igbo II 2
YORU 102 Elementary Yoruba II 2
HAUS 102 Elementary Hausa II 2
PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy 2
Total 18/19

Second year

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
MUS 201 Music Business and Media Practices 1
MUS 221 Foundations of Musicianship III 1
MUS 223 Tonal Harmony III 2
MUS  241 African Music: Theoretical Studies I 2
MUS 243 African Music: Music and Society II 2
MUS 251 Basic Keyboard Studies II 1
MUS 261 Primary Instrument/Voice III 1
MUS 263 Performance Workshop – Western Ensembles III 2
MUS 265 Performance Workshop–African Ensembles III 2
MUS 267 Secondary Instrument III 1
General Studies Courses
GS 105 Natural Science I 2
GSP 201 Peace and Conflict Resolution 1
CEDR 341 Entrepreneurship 2
Electives
IGBO 201 Intermediate Igbo I 2
YORU 201 Intermediate Yoruba I 2
HAUS 201 Intermediate Hausa I 2
DRA 102 Introduction to Drama and Theatre 3
MC 261 Introduction to Film 3
PHIL 131 Introduction to Logic and Clear Thought I 3
Total 21/22

Second Semester

Major Courses                     

Course Code Course Title Units
MUS 202 Computer Music Application 1
MUS 222 Foundations of Musicianship IV 1
MUS 224 Tonal Harmony IV 1
MUS 232 Western Music before 1750 2
MUS 242 African Music: Theoretical Studies II 2
MUS 252 Basic Keyboard Studies III 1
MUS 262 Primary Instrument/Voice IV 1
MUS 264 Performance Workshop – Western Ensembles IV 2
MUS 266 Performance Workshop–African Ensembles IV 2
MUS 268 Secondary Instrument IV 1
General Studies Courses
GS 106 Natural Science II 2
GSP 202 Peace and Conflict Resolution II 2
CEDR 342 Entrepreneurial II 2
Electives
PHIL 132 Introduction to Logic and Clear Thought II 2
IGBO 202 Intermediate Igbo II 2
YORU 202 Intermediate Yoruba Igbo II 2
HAUS 202 Intermediate Hausa II 2
DRA 130 Basic Acting Skills 3
Total 20/21

Third Year

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
MUS 331 Western Music after 1750 2
MUS 341 African Music: Theoretical Studies III 2
MUS 343 Afro-American Music 2
MUS 351 Elementary Keyboard Harmony 1
MUS 361 Primary Instrument/Voice V 2
MUS 363 Performance Workshop – Western Ensembles 2
MUS 365 Performance Workshop – African Ensembles V 2
MUS 367 Secondary Instrument/Voice I 1
MUS 381 Teaching Methods in Music 2
Required Ancillary Course
CS 101 Introduction to Computer Science 2
Total 20

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
MUS 302 Introduction to Musical Instrument Technology 2
MUS 322 Composition 2
MUS 324 Conducting and Performance Management 2
MUS 326 Orchestration 1
MUS 342 Music of Other Cultures of the World 1
MUS 362 Primary Instrument/Voice VI 1
MUS 364 Performance Workshop – Western Ensembles IV 2
MUS 366 Performance Workshop – African Ensembles IV 2
MUS 368 Secondary Instrument/Voice II 1
MUS  392 Research Method and Preparatory Studies in Music 2
Required Ancillary Course
 CS 304 Computer Applications 3
Total 20

Fourth Year

First Semester

Course Code Course Code Units
MUS 401 Acoustics of Music 2
MUS 421 Fugue 2
MUS 425 Analysis of Tonal Music 2
MUS 427 Analysis and Analytical Method for 20th C. Music 2
MUS 451 Keyboard Harmony and Accompaniment 2
MUS 461 Primary Instrument/Voice VII 2
MUS 463 Performance Workshop – Western Ensembles VII 1
MUS 465 Performance Workshop – African Ensembles VII 1
MUS 467 Secondary Instrument/Voice III 1
MUS 471 Criticism and Musical Scholarship 3
18

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
MUS 402 Music Technology 2
MUS 422 Modern Compositional Techniques 2
MUS 442 African Music: Historiography, Theoretical Issues and Contemporary Development 3
MUS 462 Primary Instrument/Voice VIII 2
MUS 464 Performance Workshop – Western Ensembles VIII 2
MUS 466 Performance Workshop – African Ensembles VIII 2
MUS 468 Secondary Instrument/Voice IV 1
MUS 490 Project 4
18

 

    3-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMME
1ST YEAR 200 LEVEL OF 4 YEAR PROGRAME
2ND YEAR 300 LEVEL OF 4 YEAR PROGRAME
3RD YEAR 400 LEVEL OF 4 YEAR PROGRAME
2-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMME
1ST YEAR 300 LEVEL OF 4 YEAR PROGRAME
2ND YEAR 200 LEVEL OF 4 YEAR PROGRAME


COURSE DESCRIPTION

 MUS      101         MUSIC AS AN ART AND SCIENCE

An inquiry into Music as a humanistic expression. The creative genius of man through the ages and in various races and cultures, employing the elemental tools of rhythm, melody, harmony and tone colour. A non-specialized inquiry into the scientific properties of musical sound (such as frequency and intensity) and their psychological counterparts (such as pitch and volume), and an elementary discussion of musical acoustics.

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MUS      111         RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC

Beginning music theory, including notation of rhythms, scales, intervals, chords, and general rudiments. Study of musical terms and basic musical forms.

                                                                                                                                                (1 unit)

MUS      121         FOUNDATIONS OF MUSICIANISHIP I

Ear Training, including notation of rhythms, scales, intervals, and chords. Sight singing and rhythmic coordination of sight and sound. Melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation, including African tunes.

 

MUS      122         FOUNDATIONS OF MUSICIANSHIP II

(Pre-requisite; MUS 121) Further work in Ear Training, Sight Singing and Dictation.                                                                                                                                     (1 unit)

MUS   123      TONAL HARMONY I

Elementary diatonic harmony in 2, 3, and 4 parts employing a harmonic vocabulary up to and including the chords of the Dominant 7th.

 

MUS   124      TONAL HARMONY II

(Pre-requisites; MUS   123) Further work in Elementary diatonic harmony up to and including the Dominant 7th.

                                                                                                                                                (1 unit)

MUS   131      SURVEY OF HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC

A general survey of the history and literature of Western Art Music based on the study of important musical forms, genres and works drawn from the principal historical periods. Recognition and identification of structural and stylistic features; principal areas of music history study: biography; history of music theory, paleography; historiography etc. and score reading.

 

MUS   141      AFRICAN MUSIC: MUSIC AND SOCIETY I

Classification (conventional and folk) and types of musical instruments. Communal regulation and organisation of music; roles and functions; external and internal influences; and performance techniques. Ownership of music and music groups (traditional and modern copy-right principles). Movement of Music Styles. Uses of music instruments (musical and extra –musical). Types of Traditional Ensembles. Musical roles and relationships of Instruments in Ensembles. Music as applied, creative and performing arts (social, political, religious, mass communication and public health categories)                                           (2 units)

 

MUS   143      INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR MUSIC

A Survey of the events of the Industrial Revolution, leading to the emergence of a world popular culture, new forms of artistic expression and patronage, and new musical tastes. And study of the development of the Ethnic, Interethnic, and International pop music practices of Africa. Study of early exponents of the time, like George & Ira Gershwin, Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein II, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Gracie Fields, King Oliver, etc; and their African contemporaries like E. T. Mensah, Bobby Benson, Hugh Masekela, E. C. Arinze, Many Dibango, Miriam Makeba, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti etc.        (1 Unit)

MUS   144      POPULAR MUSIC IN NIGERIA

Study of the various genres in Nigerian popular music practice, their exponents and their major identifiable distinctions – R & B, Rock, Reggae, Disco, Funk, Calypso, Soul, Country, Highlife, Afrobeat, Makossa, etc. Studies include the ideologies/philosophies of each genre. Study of the stylistic features of pop – scale/mode, form, vocal styles, instruments/instrumentation, staging, etc.  (1 Unit)

MUS   151      BASIC KEYBOARD STUDIES I

Instruction in basic keyboard skills for beginners. Class piano lessons, with about 4 hours of individual, private practice per week required of each student.   (1 unit)

MUS   161      PRIMARY INSTRUMENT/VOICE I

Individual lessons on an African master musical instrument or western classical instrument or voice with not less than one hour of private practice each day of the week required of the student. (Students are encouraged to provide their instruments of specialization.)      (1 unit)

 MUS   162      PRIMARY INSTRUMENT/VOICE II

Progressive development of skill on selected African or Western classical instrument or voice                                                                                            (1 unit)

 MUS   163      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP   – WESTERN ENSEMBLES I

Designed to practicalize theoretical knowledge gained in other Western music course, this course requires every student, irrespective of year of study to participate, every semester, in a workshop situation in practical musical performances. A student should belong to at least on of the following: a choral group, an opera group, a concert/stage/jazz/chamber band group. Every group is encouraged to have a mix of students from all the years of study. Emphasis should be on creativity, leadership, productivity and cooperative enterprise by students under the motivation and supervision of staff.                                                (1 unit)

 MUS   164      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLES II

Continued active participation in at least one department performing group or musical theatre as outlined in MUS. 163.

 MUS   165      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES I

Designed to practicalize theoretical knowledge gained in other African music courses, this course requires every student, irrespective of the year of study to participate, every semester, in a workshop situation, in practical musical performances. A student should belong to at least one of the following groups: Traditional Orchestra, /Dance Drama, Music-Dance-Mime, Traditional Dance or other African Music-derived ensembles. Every group is encouraged to have a mix of students from all the years of study. Emphasis should be on creativity, leadership, attendance, rehearsal discipline, productivity and cooperative enterprise by students under the motivation and supervision of staff.   (1 unit)

MUS   166      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES II

          Continued active participation in African music performance group(s).        (2 unit)

MUS   201      MUSIC BUSINESS AND MEDIA PRACTICES

        Outline of the activities and attributes of music business, music media director, journalist and broadcaster, music librarian, music critics and public relations. Study of talents in pop business and their various duties: professional pop musician, composer-arranger, producer, artiste and repertoire manager, promoter, artiste manager, etc. Studies in patronage, unionism, copyright protection, signing on a label, promo, choosing an Entertainment Law Attorney, publishing, marketing, etc. Studies in choosing various media of dissemination – cassette tapes, LPs, CDs, TV, Radio, Internet, etc; and production of video clips, video cassettes, and VCDs.        (1 Unit)

 

MUS   202      COMPUTER MUSIC APPLICATION

             Studies in how synthesis tools and software can be used for creative purposes. Methods of digital recording, processing, synthesis, and score typesetting. Studies in the electronic means of creating, filtering and modifying sound. Introduction to digital audio software such as Cakewalk, Cubase, Sonar, Nuendo, Fruity Loops, Finale, Sibelius, Adobe Audition etc. and study of factors affecting the fidelity of digital audio sounds.Practical application of the knowledge of electronic techniques and software to produce jingles, film sound-tracks, pop songs, multi-media tracks (computer-based orchestration, notation and audition), live electronic music, etc.       (1 Unit)

MUS   221      FOUNDATIONS OF MUSICIANSHIP III

Further Ear Training. Higher drills in the co-ordination of sight and sound. Sight singing and more difficult melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation (including African tunes) than in MUS 121.                      

MUS   222      FOUNDATIONS OF MUSICIANSHIP IV

Advanced work in ear training, sight singing and dictation.   (1 unit)

MUS   223      TONAL HARMONY III

Practice in homophonic writing employing an increased harmonic vocabulary than in MUS 123/124, including 7th , 9th, 11th and 13th chords. Suspensions and Modulations.    (1 unit)

MUS   224      TONAL HARMONY IV

   Advanced practice in homophonic writing.  (1 unit)

 MUS   231      WESTERN MUSIC BEFORE 1750

The study of the history and literature of Western music from the early Christian era to the late Baroque: major developments of form; style; musical language; and theory of Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance; and Baroque periods. Structural and stylistic analysis of representative works.   (2 units)           

MUS   241      AFRICAN MUSIC: TEHORETICAL STUDIES I

Analytical study of melodic and rhythmic types. Ensemble structures and part relationships in African music. Developmental devices in African music. Technical reproduction and writing of typical African melodic, melcrhythmic and rhythmic patterns. Metric organisation. Scalic structures.                            (2 units)

 

MUS   242      AFRICAN MUSIC: THEORETICAL STUDIES II

African traditional harmonic concepts and practices. Presentational form. Factors of creativity, form and presentation. Cadential techniques. Aural analysis of traditional music types. Trends in contemporary African music compositions – traditional, religious, classical and pop.                                                        (2 units)

 

MUS   243      AFRICAN MUSIC: MUSIC AND SOCIETY II

A study of the historical, literary and aesthetic aspects of the music of specific Nigerian societies; similarities, differences and cross currents. Music areas, distribution of instruments and performance techniques. Inter-relationship of the arts in traditional music. Properties of Dance. Traditional dance, dance forms/styles and conceptual bases. The structure of a traditional festival. The modern music scene in Africa including popular musical practices. African music and the historical process.                                                             (2 units)

 

MUS   251      BASIC KEYBOARD STUDIES II

Further keyboard work, including the introduction of chord drills and harmonization of melodies using the material of MUS 121 – 124, in four voice harmony and free style accompaniment.                                                (1 unit)

 MUS   252      BASIC KEYBOARD STUDIES III

                        More difficult keyboard work using materials of MUS 121 – 124.

 MUS   261      PRIMARY INSTRUMENT/VOICE III

Progressive individual lesson on the instrument of specialization in MUS 161/162 with not less than 2 hours of private practice each day of the   week required of the student.                                                                                                  (1 unit)

MUS   262      PRIMARY INSTRUMENT/VOICE IV

                        (Pre-requisite;   MUS  261) More progressive individual lessons than in MUS 261.

 MUS   263      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLES III

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                                               (2 units)

MUS   264      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLES IV

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                   (2 units)

 MUS   265      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES III

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                                                             (2 units)

 MUS   266      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES IV

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                                                         (2 units)

 MUS   301      INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY

A study of the physical properties of musical instruments (Western and African) and an introduction to the care and maintenance of commonly used musical instruments including the tuning of the pianoforte. The art and science of constructing and building musical instruments. Concept and design, tools, materials, storage and maintenance of musical instruments under the supervision of the instructor.                                                                                         (2 units)

 MUS   321      TONAL COUNTERPOINT

Practice in homophonic writing employing full harmonic vocabulary, including chromatic harmony. A study of the art of combining voices under the conditions of tonal harmony and counterpoint as observed in works from each through the Romantic composers.                                                                                     (2 units)

 MUS   322      STRICT COUNTERPOINT

         Writing for two and more voices in the style of Palestrina and his contemporaries.                   (1 unit)

MUS   323      COMPOSITION

Writing and developing original melodies in various forms. Transcription and arrangement of African melodies for two voices/melody instruments with and without instrumental accompaniment. Writing, arranging and/or rearranging music for small ensembles. Setting texts to melodies in English and indigenous languages and providing simple accompaniments in traditional instrumental as well as Western classical piano and other instrumental styles.                    (2 units)

 

MUS   324      CONDUCTING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Manual and baton technique. Analysis and preparation of vocal/instrumental scores for performance. Rehearsal techniques. Organizing musical performances for various audiences. Organizing a musical theatre project.                        (1 unit)

 

MUS   325      ORCHESTRATION

The study of instrumentation with an examination of the capabilities, possibilities and limitations of the commonly used Western and traditional orchestral instruments. Conventions of notation. Scoring an arranging for various ensembles, small and large, African, Western and mixed. Score reading.              (1 unit)

MUS   331      WESTERN MUSIC AFTER 1750

The application of contemporary techniques for the analysis of music generally. Detailed study of the musical forms, styles and procedures of the Classical Romantic and post-Romantic periods. Critical study of the analysis and methods of analysis of music in the tonal and post-tonal idioms.                    (2 units)

 MUS   341      AFRICAN MUSIC: THEORTICAL STUDIES III

Ensemble part relationships: Polyphony, homophony and unlineal structures. Transcription and analysis of African music including problems involved; notation of African music. Analysis of modern African composition including popular music. Advanced aural analysis.                                                  (2 units)

 MUS   342      AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC

A survey of the music of the people of African descent in the Caribbean and the continental United States of America. Historical and Sociological factors that led to the fusion of European and African musical forms, and the birth of such styles as Blues, Jazz, Rock and Soul music.                                                  (2 units)

 MUS   343      MUSIC OF OTHER CULTURES OF THE WORLD

A survey of the music of various cultures of the non-Western world, such as American-India, Black American, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Indian, Japanese, Caribbean, Indonesian and Nordic Music.                                              (2 units)

 MUS 351              ELEMENTARY KEYBOARD HARMONY

Chord drills and harmonization of melodies using the materials of MUS 121-124, 221- 224, in four voice harmony and free style accompaniment. Transposition, modulation and improvisation.                                                         (1 unit)

 MUS 361        PRIMARY INSTRUMENT/ VOICE V

Progressive individual lessons on the primary instrument of specialization with about 4 hours of private practice each day of the week required of the student.

(2 units)

MUS 362        PRIMARY INSTRUMENT/ VOICE VI

            More progressive individual lessons that in MUS 361.                      (2 units )

 MUS 363        PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLES V

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                 (2 units)

 MUS 364        PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLES VI

Continued active participation on at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                                                                                       (2 units)

MUS 365        PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES V

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                                                                                       (2 units)

 MUS 366        PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES VI

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                                                                                       (2 units)

 MUS 367        SECONDARY INSTRUMENT/ VOICE I

Individual lessons on a secondary instrument of specialization (preferably an African master instrument for a student whose primary instrument is a western instrument or voice and vice versa) with about 1 hour of private practice each day of the week required of the student.                                               (2 units)

 MUS 368        SECONDARY INSTRUMENT/ VOICE II

  More progressive individual lessons than in MUS. 367                     (1 unit)

 MUS 392        RESEARCH METHOD AND PREPARATORY STUDIES

Introductory lectures in research methods generally, as well as in the stress areas of musical instrument technology, composition, Ethnomusicology, performance and music Education. Research orientation. Guide to analysis and presentation of data; writing research treatise. Critical issues in musical presentation. (1 unit)

 MUS   401      ACOUSTICS OF MUSIC

The physics of musical sounds and musical instruments, sound waxes, vibrations, fractional vibrations, Frequency, amplitude, harmonies and harmonic series, forma. Thresholds, perception of change – pitch, volume psychological effects of acoustic features. Mathematical calculations of musical sound production. Elementary acoustic phonetics.                                                            (2 units)

 MUS   402      MUSIC TECHONOLOGY II

The art and science of constructing and building musical instruments. Concept and design, tools, materials, storage and maintenance. Actual design and building of “original” instruments under the supervision of the instructor.        (2 units)

 MUS   421      FUGUE

Application of the techniques of tonal counterpoint to fugal compositions.  (2units)

MUS   422      MODERN COMPOSITIONAL TECHNIQUES

A survey of the various processes of musical composition in the present era, using atonalism, serialism, 12-tone, chance, electronic and computer techniques among others. Examination of some works of major composers of this century such as Bartok, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern. Composition projects for different ensembles and mediums using idioms derived from traditional African music types. Experimental compositions for different mediums and ensembles. As much as possible compositional projects should be performed by departmental ensembles.                                                                                                          (2 units)

 MUS   425      ANALYSIS OF TONAL MUSIC

The course is intended   to broaden students understanding of music form and style through aural and written analysis of the action/interaction of harmonic progression, rhythm, metre and line in defining and articulating tonal structures. An overview of various methods of musical analysis, with special reference to the works of Tovey and Schenker.                                                                  (2 units)

 MUS   427      ANALYSIS AND ANALYTIC METHOD FOR 20TH CENTURY MUSIC

An examination of some contemporary tools of analysis for post-tonal music, including the set complex theory, land the application of computer techniques for the analysis of music in general.                                                        (2 units)

 MUS   441      AFRICAN MUSIC: HISTORIGRAPHY, THEORETICAL ISSUES AND

                        CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS

            Theoretical issues and developments in establishing a theory of African music. Issues of notation in African music. Composing for traditional instrumental ensembles. Compositional issues on contemporary works for mixed ensembles (vocal, instrumental) in traditional and modern idioms. Historical and compositional issues in traditional and popular music including jazz. Studies in contemporary trends, objectives and techniques and influences. Contemporary music makers and their works.                                                 (3 units)

 MUS   451      KEYBOARD HARMONYAND ACCOMPANIMENT

Harmonizing and accompanying on the keyboard using various plans styles. Harmonizing figured bass. Spontaneous composition on the keyboard. Two-part exercises on a given ostinato.                                                                      (2 units)

 MUS   461      PRIMARY INSTRUMENT/VOICE VII

Progressive individual lessons on the primary instrument of specialization with about 4 hours of private practice each day of the week required of the student.                                                                                                               (2 units)    

MUS   462      PRIMARY INSTRUMENT/VOICE VIII

 More progressive individual lessons than in MUS 461                           (2 units)

 MUS   463      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLES VII

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                          (2 units)

 MUS   464      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLES VIII

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                                         (2 units)

 MUS   465      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES VII

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                                           (2 units)

 MUS   466      PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES VIII

Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.                                             (2 units)

 MUS   467      SECONDARY INSTRUMENT/VOICE III

More progressive individual lessons on the secondary instrument of specialization than in MUS 367 or the choice of a third instrument if enough practical skill has been acquired in the secondary instrument of the previous year.                    (1 unit)

 MUS   468      SECONDARY INSTRUMENT/VOICE IV

  More advanced individual lessons than in MUS   467.                           (1 unit)

 MUS   471      CRITICISM AND MUSICAL SCHOLARSHIP

A look at the theory of Western aesthetics in the humanities and its relevance and application to Africa. The evaluation of works and performances, and the communication of this evaluation in good literary style. Bibliography and style. The scholarly journal. Editing of articles and scores.                                (3 units)

 MUS   490      PROJECT

Presentation and defense of thesis, music instrument project or concert performance presentations.                                                 (2 units)

DIPLOMA IN MUSIC EDUCATIONPROGRAMME

DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

First Semester

Major Courses Year 1 Units
MUS 0111 Rudiments of Music I 2
MUS 0121 Introduction to Ear Training 2
MUS 0141 African Music: Music and Society I 1
MUS 0143 Introduction to Popular Music 1
MUS 0161 Principal Instrument Study I (Western) 2
MUS 0163 Performance Workshop-Western Ensemble I 2
MUS 0165 Performance Workshop-African Ensemble I 2
MUS 0167 Minor Instrument Study I (African) 2
General Studies Courses
GSP  0101 Use of English 2
Total 16

Second Semester

Major Courses Year 1 Units
MUS 0112 Rudiments of Music II 2
MUS 0122 Aural Training I 2
MUS 0142 African Music: Music and Society II 1
MUS 0144 Introduction to Popular Music 1
MUS 0162 Principal Instrument Study II 2
MUS 0164 Performance Workshop –Western Ensembles II 2
MUS 0166 Performance Workshop – African Ensembles II 2
MUS 0168 Minor Instrument Study II 2
General Studies Course
GS  102 Use of English II 2
Required Ancillary Course
ED  102 History of Education 2
Total 18

YEAR 2

First Semester

Major Courses Year 2 Units
MUS 0201 Introduction to Music Notation Software 1
MUS 0221 Theory of Music I 2
MUS 0223 Aural Training II 2
MUS 0231 Outline History of Western Music I (Baroque) 2
MUS 0261 Principal Instrument Study III 2
MUS 0263 Performance Workshop-Western Ensembles III 2
MUS 0265 Performance Workshop – African Ensembles III 2
MUS 0267 Minor Instrument Study III 2
MUS 0233 Elementary Composition I 1
Required Ancillary Course
ED 0211 Education Psychology I 2
GSP 0201 Peace and Conflict Resolution 2
Total 20

Second Semester

Major Courses Year 2 Units
MUS 0202 Application of Music Notation Software 1
MUS 0222 Theory of Music II 2
MUS 0224 Aural Training III 2
MUS 0232 Outline History of Western Music II (Classical and Romantic) 2
MUS 0262 Principal Instrument Study IV 2
MUS 0264 Performance Workshop – Western Ensemble IV 2
MUS 0266 Performance Workshop – African Ensemble IV 2
MUS 0268 Minor Instrument Study IV 1
MUS 0234 Elementary Composition II 1
MUS 0202 Peace and Conflict Resolution 2
Required Ancillary Course:
ED 0311 Educational Psychology II 3
Total 20

YEAR 3

First Semester

Major Courses Year 3 Units
MUS 0321 Theory of Music III 2
MUS 0323 Composition 1
MUS 0341 African Music: Music and Society III 2
MUS 0343 African Music: Theoretical Study I 2
MUS 0361 Principal Instrument Study V 2
MUS 0363 Performance Workshop – Western Ensembles V 2
MUS 0365 Performance Workshop – African Ensembles V 2
MUS  0367 Minor Instrument Study V 1
MUS 0381 School Music Methods 2
Required Ancillary Course:
ED 0221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
Total   19

Second Semester

Major Courses Year 3 Units
MUS 0322 Theory of Music IV 2
MUS 0342 African Music: Music and Society IV 2
MUS 0344 African Music: Theoretical Studies II 2
MUS 0362 Principal Instrument Study VI 2
MUS 0364 Performance Workshop –Western Ensembles VI 2
MUS 0366 Performance Workshop – African Ensemble VI 1
MUS 0368 Minor Instrument Study VI 2
MUS 0382 Applied School Music Methods 2
Required Ancillary Course:
ED 0321 Curriculum Implementation and Instrument 3
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3- YEAR DIPLOMA IN MUSIC EDUCATION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

MUS   0111          RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC I

                              Beginning music theory, including notation of rhythms, scales, intervals, chords, and general rudiment of music. Study of musical terms and basic musical forms.

                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

MUS   0112          RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC II

                              Intermediate Music Theory and its application to musical problem solving.

                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

MUS   0121          INTRODUCTION TO EAR TRAINING

                 Exercises in aural perception and practical reproduction of melodic intervals and simple rhythms in simple time. Sight singing, vocal reproduction of similar and dissimilar notes and sounds at various pitches.                                                                                                                                                               (2 Units)

MUS 0122            AURAL TRAINING I

             Exercises in aural perception and practical reproduction of simple melodies in various time signatures, harmonic intervals, major and minor triads in root position. Simple harmonic progressions introducing cadences Aural perception and written reproduction of rhythm lines introducing dotted quavers and triplet patterns.                                                                                                                                                (2 Units)

MUS   0143    INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR MUSIC

A Survey of the events of the Industrial Revolution, leading to the emergence of a world popular culture, new forms of artistic expression and patronage, and new musical tastes. And study of the development of the Ethnic, Interethnic, and International pop music practices of Africa. Study of early exponents of the time, like George & Ira Gershwin, Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein II, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Gracie Fields, King Oliver, etc; and their African contemporaries like E. T. Mensah, Bobby Benson, Hugh Masekela, E. C. Arinze, Many Dibango, Miriam Makeba, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti etc.                                                                                                                        (1 Unit)

MUS   0144    POPULAR MUSIC IN NIGERIA

Study of the various genres in Nigerian popular music practice, their exponents and their major identifiable distinctions – R & B, Rock, Reggae, Disco, Funk, Calypso, Soul, Country, Highlife, Afrobeat, Makossa, etc. Studies include the ideologies/philosophies of each genre. Study of the stylistic features of pop – scale/mode, form, vocal styles, instruments/instrumentation, staging, etc.                                                                                           (1 Unit)

 

MUS   0161          PRINCIPAL INSTRUEMENT STUDY (WESTERN) I

                 Intensive individual lessons on a Western classical instrument with not less than 2 hours of (private) practice each day of the week. Students are encouraged to provide their instruments of specialization.                                                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

MUS   0162          PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT STUDY (WESTERN) II

                  Further intensive individual lessons on the instruments studied in Mus 0161.

                                                                                                                        (3 Units)

MUS   0163          PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLES I

             Designed to practicalize theoretical knowledge gained in other western music courses, this course requires every student, irrespective of year of study to participate, every semester, in a workshop situation in practical musical performance. A student should belong to at least one of the following: a choral group, an opera group, a concert/stage/jazz/chamber band group. Every group is encouraged to have a mix of students from all the years of study. Emphasis should be on creativity, leadership, productivity and cooperative enterprise by students under the motivation and supervision of staff.                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS   0164          PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLES II

            Continued active participating in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.

                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

MUS   0165          PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP –AFRICAN ENSEMBLE I

        Designed to practicalize theoretical knowledge gained in other African music courses, this course requires every student, irrespective of the year of study to participate, every semester, in a workshop situation, in practical musical performances. A student should belong to at least one of the following groups: Traditional Orchestra, Dance Drama, Music-Dance-Mime, Traditional Dance or other African Music-derived ensembles, Every group is encouraged to have a mix of students from all the years of study. Emphasis should be on creativity, leadership, attendance, rehearsal discipline, productivity and cooperative enterprise by students under the motivation and supervision of staff.                                                                                                                         (2 Units)

MUS   0166          PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES II

         Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.

                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

MUS   0167          PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT STUDY (AFRICAN)I

       Intensive individual lessons twice a week on African master instrument or voice with not less than 2 hours of private practice each day required of the student. (Students are encouraged to provide their instruments of specialization).                                                                                                       (2 Units)

MUS   0168          PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT STUDY (AFRICAN) II

             Further intensive individual lessons on the instrument studied in Mus 0167.

                                                                                                                        (3 Units)

MUS   0201          INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER MUSIC

     Studies in how synthesis tools and software can be used for creative purposes. Methods of digital recording, processing, synthesis, and score typesetting. Studies in the electronic means of creating, filtering and modifying sound. Introduction to digital audio software such as Cakewalk, Cubase, Sonar, Nuendo, Fruity Loops, Finale, Sibelius, Adobe Audition etc. and study of factors affecting the fidelity of digital audio sounds.

                                                                                                                        (1 Unit)

MUS   0202          COMPUTER MUSIC APPLICATION

                Practical application of the knowledge from MUS 0201. Projects of using the computer and other electronic techniques to produce jingles, film sound-tracks, pop songs, multi-media tracks (computer-based orchestration, notation and audition), live electronic music, etc. Production procedures ranging from sampling, sequencing, quantizing, voicing, boosting, compressing, mixing, recording, re-mixing, mastering, etc. are to be covered in the projects.                                                                                                  (1 Unit)

MUS   0221          THEORY OF MUSIC I

                  Elementary diatonic harmony in 2,3 and 4 part employing a harmonic vocabulary up to and including the chords of the Dominant 7th. Internal variation techniques as in traditional music practice. Matching melodies in two-parts writing in the traditional principles of part singing/playing.

                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

MUS   0222          THEORY OF MUSIC II

               Further study and practice of diatonic harmony and two and three part melody writing.

                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

MUS   0223          AURAL TRAINING II

             Exercises in aural perception and practical re-production of simple melodies (African and Classical) in simple and compound time; also harmonic intervals, major and minor triads in root position. Simple harmonic progressions introducing classical and traditional cadences. Aural perception and reproduction of rhythmic lines introducing divisive and additive configurations of the crotchet, quaver, dotted crotchet beat and dotted quaver beat in double and triplet patterns.                                                                                           (2 Units)

 

MUS   0224          AURAL TRAINING III

               Exercises in aural perception and practical reproduction of melodies in major and minor keys, simple and compound time introducing syncopations of duple and triplet rhythmic configuration, also the long triplet. Major and minor triads and their inversions. Exercises in perceiving and reproducing vocally as well as in writing melorthythmic patterns on traditional musical instruments.

                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

MUS   0231          OUTLINE HISTORY OR WESTERN MUSIC I (BAROQUE)

              introduction to basic concepts of Western music, instrumental forms, styles, terminology. Aural recognition of instruments and styled. A survey of the major developments of form, style, musical language, vocal and instrumental genre, and performance practice of Western music of the Baroque period. Structural analysis of representative musical examples.

                                                                                                                        (2 Units)

MUS      0232       OUTLINE HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC II (CLASSICAL AND ROMANTIC)

          A survey of the major developments of the Classical, Romantic and post-Romantic periods. More detailed structural analysis of individual music examples.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0261       PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT OF STUDY (WESTERN) IV

                Progressive individual lessons as in Mus 0162.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0262       PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT OF STUDY (WESTERN) IV

                 More progressive individual lessons than in Mus 0261       (2 Units)

MUS      0263       PERFROMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLE III

             Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group of musical theatre.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0264       PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLE IV

              Continued active participating in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0265       PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLE III

            Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0266       PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES IV

            Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0267       PRINCIPAL INTRUMENT OF STUDY (AFRICAN) III

              Progressive individual lessons as in Mus 0168.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0268       PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT OF STUDY (AFRICAN)

              More progressive individual lessons that in Mus 0267.

MUS      0321       THEORY OF MUSIC III

          Homophonic writing employing an increased harmonic vocabulary than Music 0221/0222 including 7th, 9th, 11th, chords and 13th chords, suspensions and modulations. Polyphonic writing in African traditions. Introduction to tonal polyphony in palestrina style.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0322       THEORY OF MUSIC IV

           Further work in homophonic and polyphonic writing in both Western and African traditions.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0323       COMPOSITION

          Two-part writing using original tunes in African and classical idioms. Setting indigenous and English texts to melodies and providing accompaniment (Vocal or Instrumental – traditional or Western) for same. Writing and arranging for young voices. Writing and arranging for four voices using own themes in the contemporary Nigerian Choral styles.                                                                                                      (1 Unit)

MUS      0341       AFRICAN MUSIC: MUSIC AND SOCIETY I

         Classification and types of musical instruments conventional and folk. Communal regulation and origination of music. Ownership of music and music groups (traditional and modern copy right principles). Movement of music styles. Uses of musical instruments musical and extra-musical).   Types of traditional ensembles. Musical roles and relationships of instruments in ensembles. Music as applied, creative and performing arts (social, political, religious, mass communication and public health categories).

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

 MUS      0342       AFRICAN MUSIC: MUSIC AND SOCIETY II

             A study of the historical, literary and aesthetic aspects of the music of specific Nigerian societies, similarities, differences and cross currents. Music areas, distribution of instruments and performance techniques. Inter-relationship of the arts in traditional music. Properties of dance. Traditional dance forms, styles and conceptual bases. The structure of a traditional festival. The modern music scene in Africa including popular musical practices. African music and the historical process.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0343       AFRICAN MUSIC: THEORETICAL STUDIES I

             Analytical perception of melodic and rhythmic types. Ensemble structures and part relationships in African music. Developmental devices in African music. Technical reproduction and writing of typical African melodic, melothythmic and rhythmic patterns. Metric organization, scalic structures.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0344       AFRICAN MUSIC: THEORETICAL STUDIES II

          African traditional harmonic concepts and practices. Presentational form. Factors of creativity, form and presentation. Cadential techniques. Aural analysis of traditional music types. Trends in contemporary African music compositions traditional, religious, classical and pop.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0361       PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT STUDY (WESTERN) V

              Progressive individual lessons as in Mus 0262.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0362       PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENT STUDY (WESTERN) VI

            More progressive individual lessons than in Mus 0361

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0363       PERFORAMNCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLE V

           Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group of musical theatre.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0364       PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – WESTERN ENSEMBLE VI

            Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group of musical theatre.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0365       PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLE V

            Continued active participation in at least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)

MUS      0366       PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP – AFRICAN ENSEMBLES VI

          Continued active participation in all least one departmental performing group or musical theatre.

                                                                                                                           (2 Units)