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MUS 101 - Fundamentals of Music
Provides the ability to read and identify basic fundamentals of music notation. Teaches major and minor scales, chords and basic harmonic progressions. Covers basic ear training and keyboard exercises.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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MUS 102 - Basic Musicianship II
Provides exercises leading to knowledge and skill in the rudiments of music. Includes rhythmic notation as well as scales, keys, and intervals along with exercises in sight reading and ear training. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 111 - Music Theory I
Discusses elements of musical construction of scales, intervals, triads, and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
MUS 112 - Music Theory II
Discusses elements of musical construction of scales, intervals, triads, and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
MUS 121 - Music in Society
Explores the language of music through an introduction to basic elements, forms and styles across time. Acquaints students with composers' lives and influential creative individualities, discovering representative works and milestones in western society. Develops techniques for listening analytically and critically. Reviews historical development and significance of art music within the context of evolving societal structures.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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MUS 122 - Music Appreciation II
Increases the variety and depth of the student's interest, knowledge, and involvement in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student's awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 136 - Applied Music-Voice
Teaches singing, proper breath control, diction, and development of tone. Studies the standard vocal repertoire. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. One or two half-hour lessons per week. Four to eight hours practice required.
Laboratory 4-8 hours per week. Total 4-8 hours per week.
1-2 credits
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MUS 137 - Chorus Ensemble
Ensemble consists of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. May be repeated for credit.
Credits 1 - 2. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
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MUS 138 - Small Vocal Ensemble
Ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MUS 141 - Class Piano I
Offers the beginning piano student activities in learning musical notation, in accomplishing sight reading skills, and in mastering techniques of keyboard playing. Presents appropriate literature. Open to all students and may be used to fulfill applied minor instrument requirement for music major. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
MUS 145 - Applied Music - Keyboard
Teaches piano, organ, harpsichord, or synthesizer. Studies the standard repertoire. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required.
Laboratory 4-8 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
1-2 credits
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MUS 149 - Band Ensemble
Ensemble consists of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MUS 155 - Applied Music - Woodwinds
Teaches fundamentals of the woodwind instruments. Studies the standard repertoire. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required.
Laboratory 4-8 hours per week. Total 4-8 hours per week.
1-2 credits
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MUS 165 - Applied Music - Strings
Teaches fundamentals of string instruments, harp, or guitar. Studies the standard repertoire. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required.
Laboratory 4-8 hours per week. Total 4-8 hours per week.
1-2 credits
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MUS 175 - Applied Music - Brass
Teaches fundamentals of brass instruments. Studies the standard repertoire. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required.
Laboratory 4-8 hours per week. Total 4-8 hours per week.
1-2 credits
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MUS 225 - The History of Jazz
Studies the underlying elements of jazz, concentrating on the socio-cultural and historical development from earliest stages to the present. Explores key figures and significant works instrumental in the development and evolution of jazz.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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MUS 236 - Advanced Applied Music - Voice
Continues MUS 126. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. Laboratory 1-2 hours per week. & MUS 237 CHORUS (1 CR.) Continues MUS 137. Courses in ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit.
Laboratory 4-8 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MUS 237 - Chorus Ensemble
Courses in ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. May be repeated for credit. Continues MUS 137.
Credits 1 - 2. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
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MUS 238 - Small Vocal Ensemble
Ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Continues MUS 138.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
MUS 249 - Band Ensemble
Ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Continues MUS 149.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits