The study of the basic elements of music and how they work together. Includes analysis, composition, sight singing, ear training, and improvisation of Western and Non-Western musical styles. Emphasis is on beginning harmony and part-writing. Visual and aural recognition of the elements of music through music performance, dictation, and improvisation using a variety of musical styles from Western and non-Western traditions. Completion of this course with a grade of "C" or better is required for all music degrees.