Music courses

MUS101 - Music Fundamentals
This course provides training in basic musical skills including concepts of pitch, rhythm and time signatures, scales and key signatures, intervals, triads and seventh chords and rules for part writing. It also provides an introduction to aural skills and to understanding Christian approaches to music and music-making.(2 credits)
MUS111 - Music Theory I
This course will teach the fundamentals necessary for performing, composing/arranging, teaching, directing, writing about, and recording/producing music. Related topics such as music history, performance practice and music technology are also explored and an in-depth study is made of the Christian perspective on music and music-making.Prerequisite for 111: MUS101 or passing score on diagnostic placement exam.(2 credits)
MUS112 - Music Theory II
This course will teach the fundamentals necessary for performing, composing/arranging, teaching, directing, writing about, and recording/producing music. Related topics such as music history, performance practice and music technology are also explored and an in-depth study is made of the Christian perspective on music and music-making.Prerequisite for 112: MUS111 or passing score on diagnostic placement exam.(4 credits)
MUS113AE - Exploring Music
(IGE option under Aesthetic Experience) The student will survey the role of both music and musician in relation tothe intellectual, religious and social conditions of the Renaissance,Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. Through listening andby examination of the elements and forms of music, the student will studythe nature of the creative process in the context of a Christianperspective. (3 credits)
MUS115AE - Music of the Church
(3 credits) (IGE option under Aesthetic Experience)This course provides an introduction to the fascinating and frustratinghistory of how Christians have used, created, manipulated, or avoided musicin their worship of God. Although each of us comes from our owndenominational, geographical, and cultural backgrounds, we will seek tounderstand the whole historical sweep of Christian church music, as well asour own place in that history.
MUS116 - Jazz Exploration and Understanding
This course will explore the development, history and music of jazz from its roots to today. Students will learn how culture has affected its development and how it has impacted and changed culture. Students will look closely at the music and those who have been leaders in its development. This multimedia course will focus on an aural and a historical understanding of the nature of the creative process in jazz within the context of a Christian perspective.(3 credits, non-yearly, consult department)
MUS130 - Piano Class (Beginners I)
This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.(1 credit)
MUS131 - Piano Class (Beginners II)
This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.(1 credit)
MUS132 - Piano Class (Intermediate I)
This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.(1 credit)
MUS133 - Piano Class (Intermediate II)
This class is designed for students with limited experience in piano. Beginning class is for the student with no piano background or very little prior instruction. Intermediate class is for the student who reads melodic lines and has some previous keyboard experience. Advanced class is for the student who has had a few years of keyboard instruction and wishes to broaden repertoire. Placement in appropriate level is by permission of instructor.(1 credit)
MUS164 - Heritage Singers
Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during the first week of classes.(1/4 credit)
MUS168 - Percussion Ensemble
Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during thefirst week of classes. Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu ofprivate instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year tomeet scholarship requirements. (1/4 credit)
MUS170 - A cappella Choir
Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during thefirst week of classes. Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu ofprivate instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year tomeet scholarship requirements. (1/2 credit)
MUS175 - Women's Choir
Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during thefirst week of classes. Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu ofprivate instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year tomeet scholarship requirements. (1/4 credit)
MUS176 - Chamber Orchestra
Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during thefirst week of classes. Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu ofprivate instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year tomeet scholarship requirements. (1/4 credit)
MUS177 - Jazz Band
Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during thefirst week of classes. Note: Ensembles may be repeated. Chamber Ensembles may be taken in lieu ofprivate instruction for one semester in either the junior or senior year tomeet scholarship requirements. (1/4 credit)
MUS179 - Percussion Class
This class is designed for non-majors and for majors who desire class instruction in areas of secondary emphasis. The classes deal with ensemble literature, technical development and sight-reading. (1 credit, non-yearly, consult department)
MUS180 - Symphonic Band
Membership in each ensemble is by auditions held in the fall during the first week of classes.(1/2 credit)
MUS181 - Voice Class
This class is designed for the beginning singer and addresses the processes and mechanics of singing such as posture, breathing, tone production and diction. A rudimentary knowledge of note reading is expected.(1 credit)
MUS189 - Brass Class
This class is designed for non-majors and for majors who desire class instruction in areas of secondary emphasis. The classes deal with ensemble literature, technical development and sight-reading. (1 credit, non-yearly, consult department)
MUS191 - Guitar Class
This course is designed for students pursuing music education, elementary education, or church music, as well as beginning guitar students. Students learn how to play the guitar as an accompaniment to singing. Special emphasis is placed on the effective use of the guitar in the elementary classroom and in the church.(1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
MUS199 - Woodwind Class
This class is designed for non-majors and for majors who desire class instruction in areas of secondary emphasis. The classes deal with ensemble literature, technical development and sight-reading. (1 credit, non-yearly, consult department)
MUS211 - Music Theory III
This course will teach the fundamentals necessary for performing, composing/arranging, teaching, directing, writing about, and recording/producing music. Related topics such as music history, performance practice and music technology are also explored and an in- depth study is made of the Christian perspective on music and music-making.(4 credits)
MUS212 - Music Theory IV
This course will teach the fundamentals necessary for performing, composing/arranging, teaching, directing, writing about, and recording/producing music. Related topics such as music history, performance practice and music technology are also explored and an in- depth study is made of the Christian perspective on music and music-making.(4 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS214 - Piano Pedagogy and Literature
This course is designed to prepare students for studio teaching by introducing the fundamental principles of private teaching, knowledge of methods, and materials suitable for pre-school and elementary school level students as well as to provide a broad understanding and perspective on piano teaching through teaching beginning students and observing professional teaching.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS215 - Survey of Instrumental Literature
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the core and standard repertoire for bands and orchestras from a variety of levels. Emphasis will be music suitable for educational settings. In addition, literature for collegiate ensembles will be presented. This course is designed to provide the student with the resources necessary to program band or orchestra literature in a school setting.Prerequisite: MUS112.(1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
MUS216 - Survey of Piano Literature
This course is a survey of selected composers and keyboard compositionssince 1750. Elements of musical style, keyboard writing, favored genres, andperformance practice will be included in the discussions. Reading andlistening assignments will supplement the in- class lectures. Prerequisite: MUS251. (1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
MUS217 - Vocal Pedagogy
This course deals with the vocal processes, including the anatomy and physiology of the vocal tract. Included in this course is a survey of pedagogical approaches and vocal literature appropriate for the beginning student.Prerequisite: MUS261 or permission of instructor.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS218 - Vocal Diction
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the singer's pronunciation of English, French, German, Italian and Latin, using the standard International Phonetic Alphabet.Prerequisite: applied voice or permission of instructor.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS219 - Survey of Choral Literature
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the core and standard repertoire for choral ensembles from a variety of levels. Primary emphasis will be music for educational settings. In addition, literature for advanced and collegiate ensembles will be presented. This course is designed to provide the student with the resources necessary to program choral literature in a school setting.Prerequisite: MUS112 or permission of instructor.(1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
MUS220 - Survey of Vocal Literature
A survey of solo vocal literature from 1585 to the present. This courseprovides students with repertoire lists suitable for teaching studio and forhigh school solo vocal contests. Prerequisite: MUS261. (1 credit, alternative years, consult department)
MUS222 - Survey of Organ Literature
This course is a survey of organ literature suitable for use in churches and future teaching purposes. Students interested in organ pedagogy are advised to take MUS214.(1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
MUS223 - Organ for Music Ministry
This course will introduce students to an instrument that is owned and usedby the majority of American churches. Students will learn about the historyand theology behind the use of the organ, the construction and workings oforgans, and techniques for using the organ to accompany hymns, choirs, oreven contemporary Christian music. In addition, students will learn basicskills in accompanying, performing, and improvising on the organ. Prerequisite: MUS 133 or MUS 251 or permission of instructor. (1 credit,alternate years, consult department)
MUS224 - Methods of Teaching Brass Instruments
This course is required for students who have selected a career concentration in instrumental music education. Students will acquire a basic playing facility for at least two instruments in each generic category. The course will familiarize students with concepts and procedures that will enable them to teach wind, percussion, and string instruments to students at the elementary and secondary levels.(1 credit)
MUS225 - Methods of Teaching Woodwind Instruments
This course is required for students who have selected a career concentration in instrumental music education. Students will acquire a basic playing facility for at least two instruments in each generic category. The course will familiarize students with concepts and procedures that will enable them to teach wind, percussion, and string instruments to students at the elementary and secondary levels.(1 credit)
MUS226 - Methods of Teaching Percussion Instruments
This course is required for students who have selected a career concentration in instrumental music education. Students will acquire a basic playing facility for at least two instruments in each generic category. The course will familiarize students with concepts and procedures that will enable them to teach wind, percussion, and string instruments to students at the elementary and secondary levels.(1 credit)
MUS227 - Methods of Teaching String Instruments
This course is required for students who have selected a career concentration in instrumental music education. Students will acquire a basic playing facility for at least two instruments in each generic category. The course will familiarize students with concepts and procedures that will enable them to teach wind, percussion, and string instruments to students at the elementary and secondary levels.(1 credit)
MUS228 - Chamber Ensemble
(1/2 credit)
MUS228A - Chamber Ensemble: Woodwinds
MUS228B - Chamber Ensemble: Brass
MUS228C - Chamber Ensemble: Strings
MUS230 - Song of the Church
(2 credits, alternate year, consult department) This course is a study ofthe development and use of music for worship, with emphasis on music forcongregational singing. Metrical psalms, Lutheran Chorales, English hymns,Global song, Taize chants, contemporary worship songs, and Emergingofferings will all be surveyed. Students will also become familiar with thecraft of writing and choosing good texts and good tunes for congregationsong.
MUS231 - Church Music Administration
An examination of several areas of organizational structure for a church setting. Students will gain knowledge in order to work effectively in a Christian community, while exercising a servant model of leadership.Prerequisite: MUS115.(1 credit, alternate years, consult department)
MUS232 - Music Technology
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of some of the most common technologies in music, both digital and analog. The course is theoretical as well as practical. Hands-on experience and training will comprise a significant element in the class. Midi, digital technology, computers and analog sound amplification comprise broad subjects covered. Students will gain understanding and experience in each of these areas.Prerequisite: MUS111 or permission of instructor.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS233 - The Practice of Music Ministry
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) This course covers severalinterconnected practical aspects of music ministry. First, methods ofteaching and coaching the various instruments used in music worship bands,with emphases both on the technical aspects of each instrument and the rolesthese instruments play within a properly functioning band. Second, thiscourse explores leadership skills necessary for working with volunteers,providing pastoral care for team members, and preparing for and leadingrehearsals. Third, an articulate and sound personal philosophy of music inworship will be developed. In addition, this course deals with otherpractical aspects such as budgets, legal issues, and planning, leading, andthen evaluating worship services. Prerequisite: MUS112.
MUS235 - Integrating Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers
This course is designed to equip elementary majors with methods andmaterials for incorporating music in their educational curriculum. Note: KIN338 is an acceptable substitute for those seeking an elementaryeducation major and unified early childhood endorsement. Does not counttoward a music major or minor. Prerequisite: EDU326. (1 credit)
MUS243 - String Bass Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance.Prerequisite: permission of instructor.(1-2 credits)
MUS245 - Classical Guitar Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS246 - Music Ministry Guitar Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance.Prerequisite: permission of instructor.(1-2 credits)
MUS247 - Harp Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS250 - Aural Skills Lessons
(0.5-1 credit)
MUS251 - Piano Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS252 - Lead Sheet Piano Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance.Prerequisite: MUS133 or MUS251(1-2 credits)
MUS253 - Organ Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS255 - Piano Ensemble
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS257 - Oboe Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS261 - Voice Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance.Prerequisite: permission of instructor.(1-2 credits)
MUS265 - Percussion Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance.Prerequisite: permission of instructor.(1-2 credits)
MUS267 - Tuba Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS271 - Violin Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS273 - Cello Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS277 - Viola Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS281 - Trumpet Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS283 - Trombone Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS285 - French Horn Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS287 - Baritone Horn Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance.Prerequisite: permission of instructor.(1-2 credits)
MUS291 - Clarinet Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS293 - Saxophone Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS295 - Flute Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS297 - Bassoon Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind,percussion and string performance. Note: Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons are offered every semesterand may be repeated. MUS252, Lead Sheet Piano does not count toward class orprivate instruction in piano requirement for majors or minors. An advancedstudent may elect to take an hour lesson each week in his/her major area ofperformance. Practice and repertoire requirements are doubled. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)
MUS301 - Basic Conducting
This course is designed to assist students in developing a basic conducting technique. Skills are taught which enable the student to direct vocal and instrumental groups. Included in the course are studies in transposition, clef reading and score preparation.Prerequisite: MUS112.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS302 - Advanced Conducting
This course is designed to further develop the student's basic conducting skills. The student will learn how to interpret stylistically the intentions of a composer and how to rehearse effectively. Compositions for band, choir and orchestra are studied. Included in the course are studies in score preparation, clef reading, transposition, rehearsal techniques, and error detection.Prerequisite: MUS301.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS303 - Orchestration
(2 credits, alternate years, consult department) This course providesstudents with the principles of scoring for small string and wind ensembles,symphonic orchestra, symphonic band, and church worship bands. The study ofrange, proper notation, transposition and the characteristics of string,woodwind, brass and percussion instruments are included. Prerequisite: MUS112.
MUS307 - Teaching Elementary Music
This course is designed to prepare students who are music majors or minors for teaching in the elementary school. Students, who anticipate becoming specialists, will learn how to teach music to children through traditional methods, as well as through innovations of leading European and American educators. Students will learn how to establish curriculum's for music education that utilize learning strategies encompassed by the conceptual approach. State INTASC Standards, as well as National Music Standards, will be reviewed and applied. Four areas of musical study will be emphasized: historical, philosophical, content and methodology. Students will do guided practice in class teaching assignments.Prerequisite: MUS112.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS308 - Teaching Secondary Vocal Music
This course deals with the areas of curriculum, materials and methodology for teaching music in both non-performance and performance situations.Prerequisite: MUS112.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS309 - Teaching Instrumental Music
This course deals with techniques, literature and materials used for teaching instrumental music at the elementary and secondary levels. A primary emphasis of the course is the study of educational philosophy. Score reading and analysis of wind, percussion and string music, discussion of rehearsal procedures, and the study and observation of marching band techniques are also covered in the course.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS312 - Counterpoint
The study of species counterpoint and 18th century fugues.Prerequisite: MUS211.(2 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS317 - History of Music I
Music history courses present a summary of the chronological development of music in western civilization. Music from ancient times through the Baroque is covered.Prerequisite: MUS112 or permission of instructor.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS318WI - Music History II
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) (Writing intensive) (IGE option under Aesthetic Experience) Music history courses present a summary of the chronological development of music in western civilization. Music from the Classical era to the middle of the 19th century is covered.Prerequisite: MUS112 or permission of instructor.
MUS319 - History of Music III
Music history courses present a summary of the chronological development of music in western civilization. Music from the late 19th century through the present is covered.Prerequisite: MUS112 or permission of instructor.(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)
MUS320CC - World Musics
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)(IGE option underCross-Cultural Engagement) Music is an integralpart of every culture. By studying the music of other cultures, includingthe way music relates to faith, power, societal structure, and dailylife, students will be able to better understand, love, and treat peoplefrom other cultures with justice. This class will give students toolsfrom the field of ethnomusicology to engage with the music of the world'speople through listening, observing, researching and music-making.
MUS325 - Recital
This course is to be taken along with one credit of applied instruction during the semester in which the degree recital is given. The student will be required to select music of representative styles and periods, research and write program notes, pass the pre-recital jury one month prior to the recital, and give the public performance.Prerequisite: junior class standing or after four semesters of applied study.(1 credit)
MUS334 - Composition Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance.Prerequisite: MUS112 or permission of instructor(1-2 credits)
MUS335 - Private Conducting Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance.Prerequisite: MUS302(1-2 credits)
MUS337 - Choral/Instrumental Arranging Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance.Prerequisite: MUS112 or permission of instructor(1-2 credits)
MUS398 - Directed Study
MUS401 - Music Ministry Practicum
At the conclusion of the music ministry major course work, the student will be placed in a local church to gain hands on experience in the field. Through the practicum the student will further refine areas of strength, be introduced to a broad array of worship ministries and develop skills in organization and planning. The ministry activities and church situation will vary depending on the student's strengths, performance background and career focus.Prerequisites: all course requirements for the music ministry major.(2 credits)
MUS412 - Special Topics in Music
This course provides in-depth study of special topics in music. Students will look at philosophical and practical issues in music within society and various cultures. Students will explore questions in theoretical, theological, historical, and performance approaches to music.Prerequisite: MUS318 or permission of instructor.(2 credits, non- yearly, consult department)
MUS417 - Internship
Prerequisite: MUS212. (4 credits may apply toward the Arts Administration minor)
MUS420 - Chamber Opera
The study of a selected chamber opera (operas) scene(s) from all periods. The course will involve rehearsal and performance. Students will present their product in the context of recitals or performances.Prerequisite: permission of instructor.(1/2 credit, non- yearly, consult department)
MUS499 - Honors Research
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