Music–Modified with Elementary Education

(Double major: elementary music and elementary education)

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Requirements

Class or private instruction (must include 2 credits of vocal): 3 credits
Ensemble participation: 2 credits
MUS 111 - 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)
MUS 112 - 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)
MUS 211 - 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)
MUS 301 - 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)
MUS 307 - 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)
MUS 308 - Teaching Secondary Choral Music
This course deals primarily with philosophy, techniques, literature and materials used in teaching secondary vocal music. Areas of study will fall into four main categories; literature selection (planning and preparation), instruction (pedagogy), classroom environment, and professional responsibilities. Prerequisite: MUS112. (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
MUS 317WI - History of Music I
Music history courses present a summary of the chronological development of music in western civilization. Music from Antiquity through the late 18th century is covered. Prerequisite: MUS112 or permission of instructor. (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)(Writing intensive)
MUS 318AE - History of Music II
Music history courses present a summary of the chronological development of music in western civilization. Music from the late 18th century through the present is covered. Prerequisite: MUS112, junior class standing or permission of instructor.
MUS 320CC - World Musics
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department)(IGE option under Cross-Cultural Engagement) Music is an integral part of every culture. By studying the music of other cultures, including the way music relates to faith, power, societal structure, and daily life, students will be able to better understand, love, and treat people from other cultures with justice. This class will give students tools from the field of ethnomusicology to engage with the music of the world's people through listening, observing, researching and music-making.
Choose one course:
MUS 133 - 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)
MUS 251 - Piano Lessons
Private instruction is offered in keyboard, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion and string performance. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1-2 credits)

Cognate requirements:

PHI 238BR - Philosophy of the Arts
(4 credits) (IGE option under Belief and Reason) A study of major theories of the analysis and evaluation of art.

Total credits required: 39

Note:

Following a music placement exam, students will either be placed in Music Theory I (MUS111) or Music Fundamentals (MUS101). MUS101 does not count toward a music major, music ministry major or music minor.

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