MUS 111 Basic Music Theory II — Honors William Wieland
With the approval of Dr. Wieland, you may contract MUS 111 Basic Music Theory II as an honors course. Benefits include a more stimulating course and credits toward an honors degree. Honors students take MUS 111 Basic Music Theory II, but meet the additional requirements listed below. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Wieland in the first week of spring semester. (We will schedule a weekly meeting outside of class.)
To earn honors credit, all honors students must
Honors students complete a final project approved by the instructor. I encourage you to propose a project that would help you learn something new and challenge you as a musician and scholar. Possibilities include, but are by no means limited to,
  • online learning materials for future music students,
  • a written analysis of a composition,
  • an original composition or arrangement for an existing ensemble (e.g. your former high school band or chorus), *
  • a transcription of a piece which heretofore has no printed music, *
  • or a recording of yourself performing and/or singing all parts of a polyphonic work.

    Those marked with an asterisk must be performed.
Final Project Deadlines — I expect you to meet these deadlines without reminders from me.
  • Proposal — due before February
  • 1st Draft — due before March
  • 2nd Draft — due before April
  • Final Draft — due before 5:00 pm on the last day of class
Finally, as time permits, we will learn Species Counterpoint—with the help of Dr. Wieland. That is how I composed Contented Pacing 1 and Contented Pacing 2.

We may also read and discuss a scholarly music article, e.g.