- Basic Musicianship I (Dr. Mark Taggart, Fall 2019) – A
- Aural Skills I (Dr. Mary Burroughs, Fall 2009) – A
- Basic Musicianship II (Dr. Travis Alford, Spring 2020) – A
- Aural Skills II (Dr. Emily Schaefer, Spring 2020) – A
- Basic Musicianship III (Dr. Mark Richardson, Fall 2020) – A
- Aural Skills III (Exempt)
- Basic Musicianship IV (Dr. Mark Richardson, Spring 2021) – A
- Aural Skills IV (Dr. Lori Wacker, Spring 2021) – A
- Basic Musicianship V (Dr. Lori Wacker, Fall 2021) – In Progress
East Carolina University requires a minimum of five semesters of Basic Musicianship (Music Theory) and four semesters of Aural Skills (Basic Musicianship Lab). Course concepts are broken down as such:
Basic Musicianship I & II cover basic concepts of scales, melody, rhythm, form, and notation. Emphasis on functional harmony and analysis.
Basic Musicianship III & IV cover selected Baroque and nineteenth- and twentieth-century styles and genres. Emphasis on analysis, chromatic functional harmony, and twentieth century compositional techniques.
Basic Musicianship V is an analytical study of complete works for large ensembles and applies analysis to practical situations of performance and conducting.
Basic Musicianship Labs hone aural comprehension, sight singing, performance, and conducting skills.
Final Composition Projects (Basic Musicianship II, III, & IV)
Completion of Basic Musicianship II, III, and IV required a final composition project to accompany the final exam. Compositions were to include theoretical concepts learned during the course.
The Seven Last Words of Christ
Final Composition Project for Basic Musicianship IV (MUSC 2166)
Atonal Composition for Soprano and Piano
Dreams of an “A” in Theory III
Final Composition Project for Basic Musicianship III (MUSC 2156)
Christum, auxilium me ad graduatis
Final Composition Project for Basic Musicianship II (MUSC 1166)