Knowledge Base


MUSC *66: Composition

See the NDSU Composition Studio Handbook

MUSC 130: Theory and Analysis I

Jane Piper Clendinning and Elizabeth West Marvin, The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis, 4th edition. New York: Norton, 2021. ISBN 978-0393442403

MUSC 132: Ear Training & Sight Singing I

Berkowitz, Sol, et al., A New Approach to Sight Singing, 6th ed., New York: Norton, 2017. ISBN 978-0393284911.

MUSC 189: Skills for Academic Success

Clear, James. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results. New York: Avery, 2018. ISBN 978-0735211292.

MUSC 331: Instrumental Arranging

Adler, Samuel. The Study of Orchestration. 4th Ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2016. ISBN 978-0393600520.

MUSC 385: Music Entrepreneurship

Beeching, Angela Myles. Beyond Talent, 3rd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0195382504.

Vanderburg, Kyle. Coursepack for Music Entrepreneurship. Available online.

MUSC 441/641: Symphonic Literature

Langford, Jeffrey. A History of the Symphony: The Grand Genre. London: Routledge, 2019. ISBN 9780815357056

MUSC 748: Music Bibliography/Research Methods

Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 9th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. ISBN 978-0226430577.

Strunk, William, and E. B. White, The Elements of Style. 4th Ed. New York: Pearson, 1999. ISBN 978-0205309023.

one of the following:

Cowdery, James R. (Ed.). How to Write about Music: The Rilm Manual of Style. Second Edition. 2nd Ed. New York: Repertoire International de Litterature Music, 2006. ISBN 978-0932765034.

Donahue, Thomas. A Style and Usage Guide to Writing about Music. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0810874312. 

Holoman, D. Kern. Writing about Music: A Style Sheet. 3rd Ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0520281530.

Kyle Vanderburg