Katherine Morgan


Professor of Music, Collin College

Music Theory & Aural Skills

The following are the music theory sequence courses I teach each year:

Music Analysis and Part-writing Courses

MUSI 1303 Fundamentals of Music

Formerly MUSI 1301. Introduces the elements of music theory scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm. 3 credit hours. (A)

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I

Investigation of music modes, transposition, cadences and non-harmonic tones, phrase structure, musical textures, and four-part voice leading. Prerequisite: MUSI 1303 (or MUSI 1301) or consent of Instructor. 3 credit hours. (A)

MUSI 1312 Music Theory II

Development of melody harmonization through the understanding of harmonic progression, usage of 7th chord, elementary modulation, secondary harmonies, and large formal divisions. Prerequisite: MUSI 1311. 3 credit hours. (A)

MUSI 2311 Music Theory III

Study of music theory from late Renaissance polyphony through Baroque counterpoint and continuing with the chromatic harmonies of the Classic period as found within Sonata Allegro and Rondo formal structures. Prerequisite: MUSI 1312. 3 credit hours. (A)

MUSI 2312 Music Theory IV

Music theory beginning with the extended harmonies of the Romantic era and continuing through 20th century formal processes and techniques. Prerequisite: MUSI 2311. 3 credit hours. (A)

Sight-singing and Music Dictation Classes

MUSI 1116 Aural Skills I

Skills developed include sight-singing, solmization, and melodic and harmonic dictation. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSI 1303 (or MUSI 1301). 1 credit hour. (A) Note: Student may take MUSI 1116 and MUSI 1117 for a combined total of no more than 6 credit hours.

MUSI 1117 Aural Skills II

Further emphasis on diatonic sight-singing and dictation. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSI 1116. 1 credit hour. (A) Note: Student may take MUSI 1116 and MUSI 1117 for a combined total of no more than 6 credit hours.

MUSI 2116 Aural Skills III

Continuation of MUSI 1117. Aural study of superimposition, singing modulations to closely related keys, melodic and harmonic modulations, and compound intervals. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSI 1117. 1 credit hour. (A) Note: Student may take MUSI 2116 and MUSI 2117 for a combined total of no more than 4 credit hours.

MUSI 2117 Aural Skills IV

Final course in Aural Skills sequence. Singing remote modulations and difficult melodies: aural study of unusual and mixed meters: altered chords: 9th, 11th, and 13th chords. Lab required. Prerequisite: MUSI 2116. 1 credit hour. (A) Note: Student may take MUSI 2116 and MUSI 2117 for a combined total of no more than 4 credit hours.

Kathy Morgan, 2015